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Recent Obituaries

Patricia Ann Nelson (Frangenberg)

December 14th, 2018

Patricia Ann Nelson of Doylestown died Friday December 14, 2018 at Pine Run Health Care in Doylestown. She was 79.

Patricia was the beloved wife of 49 years to Ronald “Ron” Nelson.

Born in Pocahontas, Arkansas, Patricia was the daughter of the Peter and Modell  Childress Frangenberg.

Patricia was had met her husband Ron in Chicago and they eventually moved to Doylestown in 1981. She had worked as an Office Manager in Combined Insurance until her retirement. In her leisure, she enjoyed gardening and playing tennis. Patricia was a private person but always allowed everyone in her heart. She will be deeply missed by her family and by all who came to know her.

In addition to her beloved husband Ron, Patricia is survived by her 8 brothers and sisters.

She is also survived by countless cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing from 1:00pm until her Funeral Service 3:00pm on Tuesday, December 18th in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Avenue (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901. Patricia’s interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 215 Appletree Drive, Levittown, PA 19055.


Donald Huscher

December 13th, 2018

Donald Huscher of Richboro passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  He was 71. 

Don was the loving husband of Christine M. Torpey Huscher with whom he shared 46 years of life, laughter, and love. 

Born in Philadelphia he was a son of the late Henry and Dorothy Keller Huscher. 

Don attended Mastbaum High School and then enlisted with the United States Army at the young age of 17.  He spent most of his three years in the Army abroad in Germany before returning home and being honorably discharged.  He went on to start his own wallpaper hanging and painting business and after marrying his beloved wife, they settled down in Richboro in 1976 where he continued his business until his retirement in 2005. 

Don was an avid sports lover and was very involved with youth sports in Northampton Township including the area’s little league and he managed “The Shack” concession stand. 

Don will perhaps be most remembered for his outgoing and gregarious nature and his magnetic personality.  He was a social butterfly, and most enjoyed spending time with friends and family as well as countless gatherings for sporting events at Manny Brown’s in Langhorne. 

Don was hard working, steadfastly devoted to his family, and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him. 

In addition to his wife, Don will be remembered with love by his children and their families; Keith Huscher (Kristin) and their son, Levi Huscher; Jennifer Huscher; and Lauren Kimball (Dave) and their children, Samantha and Tucker Kimball.  He also leaves behind his brother, Hank Huscher (Angela); and his nephews, John and Alan Huscher. 

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 12:00 PM until his Memorial Service 1:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, PA 18954.  His interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 527 Plymouth Rd., Suite 415, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.


Earl N. Sladek

December 13th, 2018

Earl N. Sladek, Retired Newtown Township Police Officer died peacefully on Thursday, December 13, 2018.  He was 72.

Born in Philadelphia Earl was the beloved husband of 25 years to Barbara Karpinski Sladek and the son of the late Harry J. and Charlotte Sladek.

Earl was a proud veteran of the Army who served his country during the Vietnam War.  He was a graduate of North East High School and of Penn State University.  Earl was a man who continued serving his fellow Americans by serving as a Newtown Township Police officer for Over 25 Years and after retirement he also worked as a Hall Monitor at Neshaminy High School and Pennsbury Middle School.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing with friends and family, playing the Guitar at church and by making people laugh with his funny faces and his humor.  Earl was an avid Phillies and Eagles Fan and also he enjoyed watching Boxing Bouts, but above all Earl truly cherished the times he spent creating special memories with his beloved family.

In addition to his wife Barbara, Earl is survived by his loving children: T.J. Szczur and his wife Danielle, Kristin Sladek, Laurie Gamble and her husband James, and Lindsay Sladek.  He is also survived by his five dear grandchildren: Declan, James, Ryan, Ophelia, and Nathan.

Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Tuesday evening Dec. 18, starting at 5 pm, at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, FOP and Masonic Services will take place at 6:45pm followed by his Funeral Service at 7:00pm.  Funeral procession to Washington Crossing National Cemetery for interment with Military Honors will assemble at 8:30 am Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to either the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 North Broad St. Phila., PA 19140 or to the Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, KY 41076. 


Mary Agnes Tafel (Robb)

December 12th, 2018

Mary Agnes Robb Tafel, 87, of Churchville, PA, transitioned to heaven on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Pine Run Nursing Home after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was surrounded by her loving family and devoted husband Louis Tafel.

Born May 4, 1931, in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Robb. She was also the sister to late Jane, James and Lt. Hugh Robb.

Mary is the devoted mother to six children, Carol Cotter, James Tafel, Robb Tafel, Rich Tafel, Bill Tafel and Diane Plack. She was mother-in-law to Pete Cotter, Susan Tafel, Betty Tafel and Matt Plack. Mary is survived by her grandchildren and their spouses: Christin and Art, Charles and Maria, Andrew, Michelle and Onuka, David and Courtney, James, Allison, Stephanie and Dan, Jessica, Melanie, Mitchell, Morgan, Ryan, Marissa and Caitlyn. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren; Aidan, Jack, Luke, Evan, Desmond and Ifeanyi.

Mary graduated from Frankford High School Class of 1949 and Philadelphia General Hospital as an x-ray technician. She served many years as an office manager for an orthodontist practice in offices throughout the area.

Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, attending her children and grandchildren’s events and celebrating holidays together. Mary and her husband Louis L. Tafel celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2018.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service at 11:00AM on Friday, December 28, 2018 in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Road), Richboro, PA 18954.  Interment will be private. 

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106.


Kenneth McConeghy

December 11th, 2018

Kenneth McConeghy, 55, of Newtown, Pennsylvania earned his angel wings on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, January 30, 1963 he was the son of Christal Masch McConeghy and the late George McConeghy and the late Peter Kent.

He was the beloved and cherished husband of Janice Murray McConeghy for 29 years.

Ken was a graduate of Hatboro-Horsham and a long time employee of Germantown Tool and Die.  Later he went on to work in Central Bucks at varying schools for the past 14 years. Along the way he made many friends always with a smile on his face. Ken was willing to help anyone at any time; he had a great love for the special needs students that he encountered along the way. They always brought a smile to his face when he spoke of them. He loved to hear, “Hi Mr. Ken” or when they reached out to give him a high five. The students gave him many cards over the years and he couldn’t wait to come home and tell us about each one and how much they meant to him.

Ken loved camping and shared this passion with his boys many years before they joined scouts. He became a cub leader and took that love and went on some wonderful and interesting camp outings through the years. He was never more proud then the day when each boy joined the rank of Eagle Scout and he earned his Father’s pin. He helped with many a scout trips, hauled the troop trailer to different outings, and assisted other scouts along their trail to Eagle. Recently, an Eagle Scout awarded with a mentor’s pin for assisting on his Eagle project. He was surprised to receive one because helping was just in his nature. He was the kindest man who was always right there to help out with anything you needed.  

One of Ken’s greatest days was the day he became an Opa (grandfather). Ken cherished his camping trips to the Adirondacks in New York and to the Jersey Shore with family and friends. He enjoyed sitting by a fire pit sharing stories, memories, and his boat trips with the guys on the Delaware River; where an island appears and people pull up their boats and hang for the day.  

In addition to his wife, Ken’s legacy will live on in the lives of his boys, Corey McConeghy (Desolina) of Elkridge, MD, and Kyle McConeghy of Newtown, as well as his most precious gift, his grandson Anthony, and his many nieces and nephews; Danny, Meghan, Bobby, Leighan, Peter, Kevin, Johnny, Aubrie, Matthew, Connor, Erin, Katie, John “Bubby”, Andrew and the late Blake Walker.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 10:00 am until his Funeral Service 11:00 am at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2631 Durham Rd., Buckingham, PA 18912. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 291 W Durham Rd., Newtown, PA 18940.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ken’s name may be made to: Anthony McConeghy Education Fund, C/O Janice McConeghy, 41 Cloverlee Lane, Newtown, PA 18940


David A. Dampman, Sr.

December 11th, 2018

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, David A. Dampman, Sr. of New Hope, PA died at St. Mary Medical Center due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis.  He was 74 years old.  Dave faced this final challenge on his own terms and with world class style.

He was the beloved husband of Shirley A. Morris Dampman. The couple were high school sweethearts and have been married for over 53 years. Dave proudly told his friends that Shirley was “the one” he would marry after their first date.  They were married in June of 1965.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, he graduated from Mastbaum Technical School class of 1963.  He was the son of the late Clarence Eugene and Helen Spofford Dampman. He is also preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. 

Dave began his career as an electrical apprentice for National Publishing Company.  He later worked for The Budd Company and ended his career at The Centennial School District spending 16 years there as an electrician.  He has enjoyed the past 12 years of retirement cruising, vacationing, and spending time with his family and friends. 

Dave had a great smile and an infectious sense of humor and he always loved a good party and a good hug. He loved taking pictures, capturing all special moments and creating lifelong memories.  He was an all-around handyman and was more than willing to help others. He loved being “Poppy” to his grandsons. 

In addition to his beloved wife Shirley, Dave is survived by his sons, David A. Jr. and his wife Michelle; and Michael and his wife Tara.  Dave is also survived by his treasured grandsons, Nicholas, Andrew, Ryan and Alex Dampman; his brother Thomas Dampman and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Dave’s visitation at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 81 Swamp Rd. Newtown, PA 18940, on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 10:00am until his Funeral Mass at 12 noon.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at, or to 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.



Ruth Ann Focht (Laubach)

December 11th, 2018

Ruth Ann Focht, of New Britain, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Doylestown Hospital. She was 71.

On August 23, 1969 she married the love of her life, William W. Focht, at Shamokin Dam, PA.

Born on February 23, 1947 in West Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Emerson D. and Esther Pealer Laubach and sister of the late Esther Louise Fritts.

Ruth Ann graduated from Selinsgrove High School in 1964. She then went on to graduate from Shippensburg University and later from Drexel University with degrees in library science.  She used these skills and talents in the Abington School District for over 35 years.

Ruth Ann was a voracious reader, especially Dick Francis novels. She loved to work in her garden, do crossword puzzles and was an excellent historical and genealogical researcher and a member of several historical societies.  She especially enjoyed visiting the Christmas markets in Germany, touring Paris, exploring New Mexico and spending time at baseball spring training in Arizona.

In addition to her loving husband, Ruth Ann is survived by her brother Emerson D. Laubach Jr. of Tennessee, her niece, Sue D’Auito of Iselin, NJ, and two nephews; Jon Fritts of Los Angles, CA and Andrew  Fritts of Madison, WI.

Her services and interment in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler will be held privately at the convenience of the family. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Charity of the Donor's Choice.  Please consider a library or local historical society for your generosity.


Richard A. Haurin

December 10th, 2018

Richard A. Haurin passed away peacefully on Monday, December 10, 2018. He was 84.

He was the beloved husband of Mary Suzanne O’Donnell Haurin.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son to the late Richard A. & Stella Grzywna Haurin.

Richard joined the Army in 1954, where he proudly served his country as a Sargent.  After leaving the service, he joined his father working at Dodge Steel where he met the love of his life Mary Suzanne O’Donnell.  His next and final job was working as a Finance Manager for HFC Corp for 34 years.  He was a member of St Vincent De Paul Church from its inception 50 years ago. He was a member of the American Legion and Elks. Richard took great pride in his family and his country.  He was a great father and husband who always put others needs first.  He enjoyed many wonderful times with his wife Sue traveling and spending time with their family.   He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his loving children; Richard Haurin (Michele), Robert Haurin (Sharon), Allen Haurin, Joseph Haurin (Kimberly), John Haurin (Tara), Martin Haurin (Dawn), and Suzanne Hershkowitz (Drew), as well as his 19 grandchildren, his brother Robert Haurin (Betty) and his two brothers-in-law James O’Donnell (Phyllis) and Charles O’Donnell (Peg).  His legacy will live on in his grandchildren: Jack, Maddie, Kristen, Chelsea, Ben, Danny, Sarah, Will, Maya, Kyra, Ava, Bella, Pat, Emma, Nick, Layla, Julia, Charlie, and Christian.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 9:00 am until his Funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Rd., Richboro, PA 18954. His interment will take place on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 2:30PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd., Newtown, PA 18940. Those who are attending are asked to gather at the Cemetery Administration Building by 2:15 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Richard’s name may be made to the American Heart Association, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Building A, Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428 or to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Edith Carpino (DiMuzio)

December 9th, 2018

Edith Carpino of Doylestown, PA died peacefully on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Harborview Rehabilitation and Care Center.  She was 97.

Born in Philadelphia, Edith was the beloved wife of Joseph Carpino and the daughter of the late Palmine and Nicholas DiMuzio.

Edith brought  joy to all those fortunate to know her.  She loved to socialize with her friends and family.  She enjoyed cooking and would entertain everyone that came to her home.  Her door was always open, welcoming all with food and companionship.  She was adored by her family who will cherish the fond memories of the times they spent with her.

Edith is survived by her daughters: Joann McColgan of Warrington, PA and Linda Carpino of Berlin, NJ.  She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Jennifer L. Arnold, James C. McColgan, Kim DiCaprio-Teague, John DiCaprio and her two great grandchildren Nora McColgan and John DiCaprio.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on December 17th, 2018 at 11 am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 235 East State Street Doylestown, PA 18901.  Her interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville, PA. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Caring Hospice, 400 Commerce Dr, Fort Washington, PA 19034.


Rose Raia Duess (Raia)

December 9th, 2018

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, Rose Raia Duess quietly left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father, and rejoice in the arms of her Savior, Jesus, and to hold the hand of her spiritual mother, Mary, Most Holy.

She was 90 years of age.

Born in Lodi, NJ, Rose was raised in Garfield, NJ with her cherished sister, Nina Raia Laquino, now of Canadensis, PA, by her late parents, Anthony Raia and Rose Roselli Raia.

She met her late husband, Edward P. Duess, when he was on leave during World War II. They were married when he returned from the Navy after serving overseas. They reared three sons in Garfield, Deacon Edward E. Duess (Marie) of Langhorne, Robert A. Duess (Dalia) of South Carolina, and Thomas A. Duess of Yardley. She is also survived by her aunt, Lillian Torres, of Lodi, NJ.

She is predeceased by her baby brother, Salvatore, and her beloved daughter-in-law Christina Duess.

She will be forever remembered with love by her grandchildren, Mai-Ann Duess Carey, Edward “Buddy” Duess, Thomas Duess, Christian Duess, and Jessica Duess, and she has two great-grandsons.

When she was a young woman, Rose left school to work in McCrory’s Department store in Passaic to be the sole supporter of her family for several years while her father recovered from a serious accident. It was one of many selfless acts in Rose’s life.

She became a homemaker after the birth of her first child, and governed her home with loving and efficient authority and a wonderful sense of humor. Through her example, she taught her daughters-in-law how to be truly loving and accepting wives, and devoted mothers and mothers-in-law.

Rose moved to Bucks County in 1992, residing in Newtown, then at D’Youville Manor in Yardley, before transferring to St. Joseph’s Manor in Meadowbrook four years ago. She was a parishioner at Most Holy Name Parish in Garfield, and then became a member of Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Newtown.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Monday December 17, 2018 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 81 Swamp Rd. Newtown, from 10 a.m. until her con-celebrated Funeral Mass 12 Noon.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of Flowers contributions in her memory may be made to St. Joseph Manor, 1616 Huntingdon Pike Meadowbrook, PA, 19046.



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