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Recent Obituaries

Theresa Cooke (Robson)

June 23rd, 2019

Theresa R. (“Terry”) Cooke passed away peacefully on June 23, 2019. She was 76.

 Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter to the late Harry S. and Theresa Mack Robson.  She and her sisters, Anne (Angelo) Zuino and Kathleen (Andy) Harris, were raised in Mayfair with a tight knit group of friends and family.  Terry attended St. Matthew’s Catholic School and Nazareth High School before attending Thomas Jefferson Nursing School and later received her BS from Philadelphia College of Textiles.

Terry followed her desire to help others throughout her career at several Philadelphia area hospitals, including Germantown, Holy Redeemer and MCP.  She also worked in continuing medical education at Synthes and AO North America.

After retiring, Terry moved to Ann’s Choice Retirement Community in Warminster.  This decision led to some of the most rewarding experiences and dearest friendships.  It also kept her incredibly active with a number of the activities to which she volunteered her time.

Terry is survived by her loving children Mary Cooke (Navin “T” Thakur), Eileen Loeffler (Rick), and Kevin Cooke (Jennifer) as well as her 6 treasured granddaughters; Madison and Keeli Loeffler, Courtney, Melanie, Meghan and Lauren Cooke.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 9:00 AM until her Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 W. Street Rd., Warminster, PA 18974. Her interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Terry’s name may be made to the Ann’s Choice Benevolent Care Fund, 20000 Ann's Choice Way, Warminster, PA 18974.

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John Atlee Whiteside

June 23rd, 2019

John Atlee "BJ"  Whiteside of Yardley passed away on Sunday June 23, 2019 in Philadelphia. He was 42.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of John Anthony and Margaret Berchtold Whiteside.

BJ was a former resident of Newtown before moving to Yardley. He was a graduate of Council Rock High School North, Class of 1995 and played varsity basketball for 3 years and was also the captain of the team and he continued his education graduating from Colorado Technical University with his ABA degree. He enjoyed and followed all Philadelphia sports teams especially the 76ers and was a huge Charles Barkley fan. John worked as a technician with Vibroplating Inc. in Bensalem with over 20 years of faithful and dedicated service to the firm. He will be deeply missed by his family and by all who came to know and love him.

In addition to his beloved parents, BJ is survived by his sisters; Coleen Jones and her husband Christopher of Yardley and Megan Golden and her husband Thomas of King of Prussia. He is also survived by his cherished son and best friend Nasser Issa and his four nieces and nephews, Kelsey, Keira,  Ryan and Colin and his aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 9:30am until his Funeral Service 11:30am on Friday, June 28, 2019 in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. John’s interment will be held at a future date in time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in John’s memory to the John A. Whiteside Scholarship Fund for Nasser Issa, C/O PNC Bank, 91 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley, PA 19067.

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Alwyn Frances Gosling

June 21st, 2019

Alwyn Frances Gosling of Newtown, PA, died of cancer on Friday, June 21, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. She was 46.

Alwyn was born on September 28, 1972 in Brisbane Australia. She earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Mathematics from Queensland University and worked as a nanny in the Australian Outback. She moved to Japan to teach English, while there she met her husband, Justin. She travelled extensively in Central and South America -- cycling several thousand miles along the Pacific Coast with her camping gear.  Often she’d ride until she ran out of light and set-up camp at sunset.

In 2000, she moved to Hoboken, NJ with her husband. She worked as an auditor and compliance officer for 17 years at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. Her true love was her family and she raised three children making a home and many friends in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Alwyn was a very outgoing individual. She started an expat club while in Japan; and kept in contact with many of her students and fellow teachers over the years.  She enjoyed spending time with her book club friends and loved working with BELA (British Empire Ladies Association) where she made lasting friendships.

Alwyn understood what a blessing life is and prioritized the important things -- family and friends. To Alwyn life wasn’t about the destination, the weekend, the upcoming vacation or material possessions. Life was to be enjoyed right here, right now, through building relationships and experiences with family and friends. Alwyn was a very kind and generous person. She will be missed by all.

Alwyn is survived by her husband, Justin, and their three children: Madeline, Jack and Matthew; her parents Rhonda and John Price; and her three siblings: Fiona Clark, Lloyd Price and Helen Groombridge, all of Queensland, Australia. She is also survived by her mother-in-law and father-in-law Arthur and Betty Gosling of Cedar, MI.

Alwyn’s family will receive condolences on Wednesday June 26, from 3:00pm to 4:30 pm (casual attire is requested) at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. 

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to her favorite charity “Doctors without Borders”, PO Box 5030 Hagerstown, MD  21741-5030.

 

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Joseph Michael Needham

June 20th, 2019

Joseph Michael Needham of Collegeville died Thursday, June 20, 2019 at his residence. He was 63.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Jean A. Clancey Needham and was preceded in death by his father Joseph H. Needham and his brother Michael J. Needham.

Joe was a talented carpenter who worked for various firms throughout his career. He had worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Toll Brothers and J Clark Construction. In addition, he worked with Clarke Family Markets in Stone Harbor with their property management. In his leisure, he enjoyed quality times spent with family and friends.

In addition to his beloved mother Jean, Joe is survived by his brothers and sisters, John Needham and his wife Theresa of Warrington, Paul Needham and his wife Chris of Chalfont, Gerald Needham of Philadelphia, Susan M. Clark and her husband Jesse of Collegeville, Patrice Hyland of Collegeville  and Jean Anton her husband Joseph of Hilltown. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 10:00am until his Funeral Mass 11:00am  in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 100 Broad Street, Hilltown, PA 18927. Joe’s interment will be privately held in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery in Langhorne.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of a donor’s choice.

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Dr. John F. Quigley Jr.

June 19th, 2019

Dr. John F. Quigley Jr. of Ambler died Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Abington Jefferson Hospice surrounded by his loving family.  He was 83.

Dr. Quigley was the beloved husband of 57 years to Kathleen A. Boyle Quigley.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John Francis Quigley Sr. and Roselle Boland Quigley.

Dr. Quigley attended Holy Cross Catholic School in Philadelphia, LaSalle College High School and was a graduate of Villanova University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He had a distinguished career as a family physician for over 40 years in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia primarily in Parkwood Manor. Dr. Quigley was a passionate and committed physician who brought health and healing to many. He provided care and concern for 3 generations of patients in his family practice. Dr. Quigley’s patients were his family and he  traveled to them when they were in need of his services.

He was a Eucharistic Minister, followed Villanova basketball and enjoyed quality time at his home in Ocean City, New Jersey especially with his grandchildren: Colleen, Pat, Tim, Matt, John, Lauren, Dan and Michael. Dr. Quigley will be deeply missed by his family and by all who came to know and love him.

In addition to his beloved wife Kathleen, John is survived by his children; John F. Quigley III and his wife Stephanie of Upper Gwynedd, Timothy E. Quigley and his wife Nora of Horsham, Daniel P. Quigley of North Wales and his companion Jackie Hindman and Kathleen A. Currier of Baltimore. He is also survived by his brother Kenneth Quigley of Dunmore, PA and his 8 cherished grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren Jayce and Cayden as well as his niece and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 9:00am to 10:45am followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00am on Friday, June 28, 2019 in Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church, 1325 Upper State Road, North Wales, PA 19454. Doctor’s interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Holy Cross Catholic School, 144 E. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119.

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James M. Sullivan

June 19th, 2019

James (Jim) Sullivan, 77 a 46-year resident of Holland, PA and formerly of Whitman and Abington, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully at his home on June 19, 2019. 

Jim was the most beloved husband of 55 years to Evelyn Kristiansen Sullivan.

Born in Boston, MA to the late James and Mary (Quinn) Sullivan.  He was the younger brother to the late Susan Hoxie.

Following graduation in 1959, from Whitman High School, MA, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served from 1959 to 1963.  He was a graduate from Northeastern University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  He was employed by Honeywell Corporation first as a field service engineer and then as a manager in the Industrial Automation and Controls Division which required extensive world traveling.  Jim served as Honeywell’s representative to the Industrial Heating Equipment Association as President and as a member of the Board of Directors.  He was also a member of the American Society of Metals as well as the National Fire Protection Association, Vacuum Furnaces.

Jim enjoyed the many family gatherings, watching his sons and families grow.  Other interests of Jim included his pool, boating, and woodworking.

In addition to his wife Evie, Jim is survived by his three sons, Mark (Debbra), Brian (Melanie), and John (Kimberly) as well as seven wonderful grandchildren: Christine, Kathleen, Megan, Cassandra, Hannah, Patrick, Cooper and one great grandchild: Ellanore.  He is also survived by two sisters-in-law Marjorie Walsh and Lois Kristiansen and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:00AM until his Funeral Mass 11:30AM in St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd. Holland, PA 18966.  Interment with Military Honors will follow at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown. 

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 781352 Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352 or to a charity of choice.

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Vincent S. Perri

June 18th, 2019

Vincent S. Perri

Loving husband, father, son and grandfather.

Vince Perri passed away peacefully at his home in Yardley, PA. on June 18th, surrounded by his family.  He was seventy six.

He is survived by his caring wife, Vivian Perri, his daughter Jacque Buzby, and her friend Rich, his son, Mike Perri and daughter-in-law Kim Perri of Newtown, PA., his mother, Jessie Perri of Washington, PA., his four devoted  and loving grandchildren; Jeff, Kyle, Ava ,Audrey and his sister, Sara Perri Greenlee of Florida.  

Vince was born in Cokeburg, PA. where he shared a wonderful Italian life with his family and friends.  He graduated from Ellsworth High School and Penn State (ROTC) and was a proud U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea. He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Perri, aunt and uncle, Frances and Joseph Dipyatic of Ellsworth, PA. and uncle, Frank Sabatini,of Cokeburg, PA.. Vince enjoyed a successful thirty five year career with Standard Register Co.,in sales, as a forms and system designer.  Vince was a compassionate, gentle, loving man devoted to his family, friends and co-workers.  

He enjoyed fishing and hunting at the family camp in Benezett, PA. with his son, Mike, his cousins, Dom and Joe Dipyatic and friends. You could always find him cheering on his two granddaughters, Ava and Audrey, as they played soccer and softball on the weekends and watching his two grandsons, Jeff and Kyle, grow into men. The family wishes to thank Hospice nurse, Norma Silver, for the kind and compassionate care she extended to Vince. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 10:00am until his Funeral Service 11:30am on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road( at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will be in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery,830 Highland Rd., Newtown, PA. on June 27th at 1:00pm  with military honors. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the web site below. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Guardians of the National Cemetery, P.O. Box 233, Newtown, PA 18940.

 

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Barry F. Benek

June 16th, 2019

Barry F. Benek of Willow Grove passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 16, 2019.  He was 48. 

Born in Meadowbrook he was the beloved son of Ruth McComb Benek of Warminster and the late Barry A. Benek. 

Barry was a 1988 graduate of William Tennent High School, and CHI Institute. For the past 23 years Barry has worked as a Computer Technician in the Greater Delaware Valley. He enjoyed searching for rare coins, had a yearning for fast muscle cars and motorcycles.  His taste in music was as varied and eclectic as he was, ranging from The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, to disco and Ronnie Milsap.  Barry loved animals and nature, as a child he never left a stone unturned, and was always bringing home stray animals - rabbits, raccoons, skunks.  He will be remembered for his devotion to his family and friends and always willing to help anyone.

In addition to his mother, Barry is survived by his brother, Christopher S. Benek and his wife Sandra, his sister Michelle A. Leo, his Aunt Kim and Greg, Uncle Ron and Aunt Nancy, Aunt Sharyn, cousins, his niece and Goddaughter Mina Benek, his niece and nephew, Emilie and Jacob Leo.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM until his Memorial Service 11:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd., Richboro, PA 18954.  His interment will be private.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society at 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103. 

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Charles S. Landherr

June 13th, 2019

Charles S. Landherr, 20 year resident of Newtown, died peacefully Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Buckingham Valley Nursing Home. He was 70 years old.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Dr. Charles L. and Florence Ronneburger Landherr. Having lived on Stanwood Street, near Pennypack Park in Philadelphia, Charlie enjoyed the company of his family, neighbors and friends. He was an ace at chess, kept the neighborhood cars sparkling clean, enjoyed country music, and was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan!

Charlie moved to the Newtown area about 20 years ago and continued to make friends wherever he went. "Chuck" had a knack for brightening people's days.

He will be missed by his nieces and nephews, Jacqueline and Theodore Szanajda, Stephen and Christine Zdunczyk and Jennifer Zdunczyk. Charlie is also survived by many loving extended family members and will be missed by his friends at Buckingham Valley. Charlie was predeceased by his loving sister, Geraldine M. and her husband, John J. Zdunczyk.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet Charlie's family on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10:00am until the start of his Funeral Mass, 11:00 am at the Chapel of St. Louise de Marillac at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Road, Richboro, PA 18954. His interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham, PA.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway; 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004; or to Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 3 Columbus Circle; 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019. 

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George C. Weller

June 11th, 2019

George C. Weller of Churchville died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Hospice in Meadowbrook surrounded by his loving family. He was 77.

George was the beloved husband of 29 years to Barbara Kamens Weller.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles G. and Katheryn Brown Weller and the father of the late Jennifer Lathbury.

George was a former resident of Philadelphia before moving to Churchville in 1992. He was a talented electrician that had worked with the Budd Company and eventually with L3 Technologies both in Philadelphia from 2008 until 2011. He was a proud member of the IBEW Local 98 in Philadelphia for many years and in his leisure time enjoyed gardening, shooting and hunting with his family. George will be deeply missed by his family and by all who came to know him.

George is survived by his beloved daughters, Megan B. Hanley of Wilmington, DE and Holly Martinez of Churchville. He is also survived by his sister Sandra Weller of New Hope and his 3 cherished grandchildren Cassidy, Brianna and Shayne.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 10:00am  until his Funeral Service 11:00am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. George’s interment will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of a donor’s choice.

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