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Recent Obituaries

Adeline V. Metro (Testa)

Adeline V. Metro of Richboro and formerly of Maplewood and Cranford, NJ died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, August 9, 2020.  She was 92.

                Born in Orange, NJ Adeline was the beloved wife of the late Vito J. Metro and the loving daughter of the late Angelo and Mary Caporizzo Testa.

                Adeline was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family.  Throughout her life, Adeline gave of herself for the betterment of others before she took time for herself.  She was an active volunteer at hospitals including caring for infants who could not leave the hospital; she provided loving care for these babies when their parents could not.   Later in life, Adeline continued to help others in her retirement community by driving them to their medical appointments.  Adeline lived to serve others and will be greatly missed.  She will be eternally loved and remembered by everyone whose life she has touched.

Adeline is survived by her sister as well as her loving and devoted children.  She is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A memorial will be planned for a date in the future to celebrate and remember Adeline. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay Street, Newtown, PA  18940 or online at ch.kendal.org.

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Alfred Grogan

Alfred Grogan of Doylestown died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, August 7, 2020.  He was 91.

Al was the beloved husband of 66 years to Jeanne J. Morton Grogan, and the father of the late Shelagh Bowen.

Born at home in Bound Brook, NJ he was the son of the late James J. and Catherine E. Boyle Grogan.

Al was a proud Veteran of the Army who served during the Korean War.  He started his career as a lab technician at Ansco, where he worked for over 20 years.  Al then made a shift to the wholesale food brokerage industry where he ended his career as a regional manager at ConAgra. He and Jeanne loved traveling and made many trips to Europe with close friends. He was an avid sports fan; being especially passionate about football where he had a knack for citing sport trivia statistics from past decades. Upon his retirement, Al devoted many hours volunteering for organizations that supported the most vulnerable members of our communities.

In addition to his beloved wife Jeanne, Al is survived by his loving and devoted children: Gail Munley of Lansdale, PA, Susan Albert and her husband Bruce of Belmont, MA, and James Grogan and his wife Melissa of Minnetonka, MN.  He is also survived by his twelve loving grandchildren, one dear great grandson and many loving nieces and nephews.

Al’s Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:30AM  in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 215 East Court Street Doylestown, PA 18901.  His interment will follow at Doylestown Cemetery. Given the current pandemic and the need to adhere to appropriate travel precautions, the funeral mass will be live streamed. The family asks that all attendees wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Al’s memory may be made to the Sacred Heart School in Camden New Jersey or to Doylestown FISH.

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Jennifer Mejias Garrido

Jennifer Mejias Garrido of Glenside died peacefully and surrounded by her family on Friday, August 7, 2020 at her home.  She was 32.

Jennifer was the loving and devoted wife of Kirk A. Garrido and together they shared love, family, and life’s adventures since meeting in high school.  

Born in Manatí, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of Angel and Sandra Mejias Maldonado of Dublin, PA.

Jenni spent the beginning of her life in Puerto Rico, which always held a special place in her heart, before eventually coming to Pennsylvania with her family in 1999.  She graduated from Pennridge High School in 2005 and would go on to become a Certified Nurse’s Aide and worked for The Community at Rockhill.  Jenni later attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia where she studied Baking and Pastry before eventually going on to work for Doylestown Mennonite Church, where she and her family are members, as the church administrator. 

The community of friends from Doylestown Mennonite really became like family and Jenni took great pride in her involvement in the church where she sang in the worship group.  She was also a Sunday School teacher, youth group leader, prayer intercessor, and also one of the main organizers of both the church’s annual Community Day and youth soccer camp.  The many hats Jenni wore continued with her talent for knitting and crocheting, her love of fishing and her unique skill in crabbing, which she enjoyed doing on family summer vacations to Ocean City, MD.

Jenni had an acute awareness for the importance of helping those in need and was known to, even in the face of her own health challenges, continue to provide help to the homeless in the form of care packages, as well as volunteering at the Chelten Baptist Food Pantry in Dresher. 

She truly had the biggest heart you could imagine, which also played a role in her innate ability to connect with people of all ages.  She spent a great deal of her time visiting with dear friends at the Souderton Mennonite Home, while making new ones in the process.

Most of all, Jenni beamed with the most pride when it came to her family, especially her children who she adored endlessly.

Inspiring, selfless, and kind are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing her and although Jenni’s loss will leave an enormous void for all who loved her, the world was truly a better place because she was in it. 

In addition to her husband and her parents, Jennifer leaves behind her children, Alejandro and Juliano Garrido; her sisters, Sandinid Mejias (Obed Aviles) and Angela Mejias and countless extended family and friends both near and far.  

Relatives and friends are invited to gather and greet Jennifer’s family on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 11:00 AM until her Memorial Service at 1:00 PM at Doylestown Mennonite Church, 590 N. Broad St., Doylestown, PA 18901.  Her interment will follow in the adjacent church cemetery. 

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Michael B. Hager

Michael Bruce Hager, of Doylestown, died peacefully at home on August 6th, 2020.  He was 67 years old.

Born in Doylestown, Mike was the son of Arthur and Estella (Mitman) Hager. He was a 1971 graduate of Central Bucks West.

After High School he graduated with a certificate in a then emerging field of Computer Programming from the Computer Educational Institute in Philadelphia. He began his computer career with Scott Environmental Technology before moving to Unisys (then Sperry UNIVAC), where he had a successful career spanning over 30 years and two continents.

Mike was curious and driven in all his endeavors, but he was especially talented in fixing cars and computers, photography, fishing, and gardening.  His sense of humor and quick wit were unique and he adored his children and five grandchildren. Mike had a loving heart for adopting older cats that needed new homes and also training squirrels with peanuts. He was a wonderful cook and leaves behind cherished family recipes from his Pennsylvania-German roots.

Mike will be deeply missed by his children: Michael (Trista) Hager, Jessecca Hager (Carter Seeley), Arianne Hager (Keith Crumley), and grandchildren: Blake, Camryn and Harper Hager and Meredith and Devon Seeley.  Mike is also survived by his brother Henry (Bev) Hager.

Mike’s children thank his friends, Larry and Rosemary, for their love, empathy, and friendship to him.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation in Mike’s memory. PMSF, P.O. Box 1153, Osprey, FL 34229 or pmsf.org.

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Joseph J. Schickling, Jr.

Joseph James Schickling, Jr. suddenly left this life to move on to the next one on August 6, 2020. He was 66.

Joe leaves behind the love of his life, Susan T. Carroll Schickling.

Born in Philadelphia, Joe was the loving son of the late Joseph J. Sr. and Lucy Capaldi Schickling.

Joe and Susan met at 5 years old and were drawn together instantly. They were lucky enough to have over 60 years by each other’s side. They were always known as the neighborhood couple and their love story is one for the books.

“Pop”, as he was always lovingly called, would always be offering motorcycle rides, candy, and Stock’s cake. He was a gentle giant and his grandkids could quickly turn him into mush. Joe will be missed at his Thursday beer nights by new and lifelong friends.

Joe traveled cross county on his motorcycle 3 times. He and Sue traveled to Ireland and Scotland last year for the trip of a lifetime. He loved the culture and pubs. He loved his life, his family, and his friends, and will be missed by so many.

Joe is survived by his loving children; Patrick Noll (Jen), Joseph Noll (Kim), Susan Schink (Justin), Laura Schickling (Mike), Julianne Morlando (John), Elizabeth Steinberg (Greg), and Joseph “Bud” Schickling, III. He is also survived by many grandchildren, and one more on the way. He will also be missed by his brothers and sisters, as well as his many friends.

Family and friends are invited to greet the family on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, PA 18954. Joe’s services and interment will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s name may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, P.O. Box 758580, Topeka, KS 66675-8589.

 

 

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