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Recent Obituaries

Elsie Brooks (Davies)

September 20th, 2017

 Elsie Mae Davies Brooks, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at home, surrounded by her family. She was 76 years old.

She was the beloved wife, of 53 years, of Ray Brooks.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Jeannette (Smith) and Charles Davies. Upon Jeannette’s death soon after Elsie’s birth, she was raised by her father and the late Edith Peterson Davies.

In addition to her loving husband, Ray, Elsie is survived by her children and their spouses, Sharon and Vince Robbins, Dave and Lisa Brooks and Joanne and Chris O’Brien; she will be missed greatly by her grandchildren, Glen Miller; Jeffrey, Jeremy and Landon Brooks;  andTyler and Paige O’Brien.

Elsie’s family will receive condolences on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 12:00pm until the start of her funeral service, 1:00pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elsie’s memory may be made to the River of Life Church, 3434 Durham Rd. Doylestown, PA 18902.

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Dolores Iglesias (Callejas)

September 19th, 2017

Dolores Iglesias of Philadelphia passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at her home.  She was 86.

She was the beloved wife of the late Emilio Iglesias with whom she had shared 55 years of marriage.  Dolores was also preceded in death by her son, Emilio Iglesias Jr.

Born in Havana, Cuba, she was the daughter of the late Tomas and Luz Maria Ferrera Callejas.  She came to the United States in February of 1962 seeking a better life and political asylum.  She became a naturalized citizen and was always grateful for the opportunities this country gave her.  Dolores, better known as Lolo, lived her life to the fullest.  She loved to crochet, write poetry, craft, read history, keep up with current events, and collect coins and stamps.  Her passion however was to make people laugh and never passed up the opportunity to have her picture taken.

Dolores is survived by her children, Enrique Iglesias, Jacqueline Zyck and (Matthew) and Edward Iglesias and (John Groom).  She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Michele Iglesias and Christopher, Andrew, and Michael Zyck; as well as her great-grandson, Billy Schanbacher.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM until her Funeral Mass 12:00 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Road, Richboro, PA 18954.  Her interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to: American Diabetes Association,  150 Monument Rd., Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

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Lisa H. Kelly Craparo (Uhlenbrock)

September 18th, 2017

Lisa H. Kelly Craparo of Jamison, formerly of Northeast Philadelphia passed away peacefully on Monday, September 18, 2017 with her loving husband and family by her side at Chandler Hall Hospice.  She was 45. 

Lisa was the beloved wife of 10years to Dr. Frank J. Craparo. 

Born in Philadelphia she was a daughter of Erich L. Uhlenbrock and the late Loretta Piunti Uhlenbrock. 

Lisa was a graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School and attended Kutztown University. She worked as a sonographer in the past.  Her focus in life was her family and was the best stay at home and soccer Mom.

In addition to her husband, Lisa is survived by her adoring children, Shane J. and Morgan E. Kelly; her brothers, Erich J. Uhlenbrock and his wife, Kristine, and Steven Uhlenbrock and his wife, Dee; and her sister, Lori Murphy and her husband, Ray. 

Lisa’s family will receive condolence on Wednesday evening September 20, (tonight) at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday afternoon from 2:00pm until her Prayer Service at 3:30pm.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the Regional Hematology Oncology Foundation, 240 Middletown Blvd. Suite 205, Langhorne, PA 19047. Attn. Cheryl Downs.

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Maryanne C. Bedesem (Carey)

September 17th, 2017

Maryanne C. Carey Bedesem of Langhorne (formerly of Holland), died peacefully, with her family by her side on Sunday, September 17, at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown, Pa. She was 86 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, Maryanne was the beloved wife of the late Richard V. “Dick” Bedesem, daughter of the late Thomas and Alice Dowd Carey and sister of the late Buck and Joe Carey.

Maryanne was a graduate of J.W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High and Gwynedd Mercy University.

Maryanne was a devoted member of St. Bede’s Church and a Eucharistic Minister. Maryanne was a woman of strong faith who prayed often for everyone. It’s impossible to put into words how big a heart Maryanne had. She had a keen ability to spot any person in need and wouldn’t think twice about offering whatever help she could. She was selfless, fiercely devoted to her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and family and will be dearly missed by so many whose hearts she touched.

Maryanne is survived by her loving children Richard Bedesem, Jr   and his wife Robin (O’dowd), Daniel Bedesem and his wife Madalyn, Gregory Bedesem and his wife Lin, Thomas Bedesem and his wife Nancy and Vincent Bedesem and his wife Heather Hopkins, her 2 brothers and their wives Bill Carey (Judy), John Carey (Jean), her sister Alice Whalen Carey (late Thomas). She is also survived by her 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Maryanne’s family will receive condolences on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 9:30am until her Funeral Mass 11:00am at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd. Holland, PA 18966. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne.

In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the Family Service Association of Bucks County, 4 Cornerstone Drive, Langhorne PA 19047.  

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Thomas D. Connolly

September 17th, 2017

Thomas D. Connolly, 60, of Yardley, passed away at his home on Sunday, September 17, 2017. 

Tom was born and raised on Staten Island and was a 30-year resident of Holland, PA.  He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to celebrate life. Tom graduated in 1975 from New Dorp High School and later Cabrini College.  After dedicating 40 years, he retired from Amtrak as an Executive Vice President.  He enjoyed fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.

He was survived by his wife Donna Connolly and his three daughters Krystina and Jason Vaughan of Furlong and their daughters; Izabella and Brielle, Kelly and James Fox Jr. of Washington Crossing and their daughters; Faith and Natalie, and Karen and Patrick McLaughlin Jr. of Levittown and their son Patrick III.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters: James Connolly, William Connolly, Stephen Connolly, Barbara McKay and Margaret Quinn, his father and mother in law; Natale and Matilda Vaccaro and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by his father and mother James F. and Myrtle Connolly as well as his brother Joseph Connolly, his special aunt Marian Mattson, sister-in-law Marlene Connolly and nephews James F. Connolly V and Michael Vaccaro.

His family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm and on Monday, September 25, from 9:00 - 10:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Road) New Britain, PA 18901 and to his Funeral Mass, 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Rd., Doylestown, PA 18902.  His interment will be held privately. 

In lieu of flowers, his family is accepting contributions in his memory for the Father Martins Ashley – Scholarship Fund; 800 Tydings Lane, Havre De Grace, MD 21078.

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Kevin Michael Dennigan

September 16th, 2017

Kevin Michael Dennigan, 36 was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 9, 1980. Lovingly referred to as “Baby B” upon entering this world a mere three minutes after his twin sister; “Baby A”.

Grandmother, Veronica Dennigan, had been heartbroken by the passing of John Lennon, until news arrived that her son and his wife had been blessed with “the twins”.

Kevin passed peacefully on Saturday September 16, 2017. 

Kevin is survived by his courageous and gorgeous fiancé; Victoria Tilghman, and their beautiful fifteen-month old, Jack Michael (both of Hillsborough, NJ). Also surviving are “Baby A”; Erin (Dennigan) Pirog and Kevin’s devoted friend and brother in law, Eric Pirog (of Newtown, PA). Additionally, surviving are his Goddaughter and nieces; Shannon Pirog, and Bridget Pirog.

Kevin is also survived by his loving parents; Maureen and Patrick Dennigan (of Hillsborough, NJ and Las Vegas NV, respectively). Kevin is survived by his big brother and friend; Patrick Dennigan Jr., as well as his little nephew, Sean Dennigan.

Additionally, Kevin is survived by many caring aunts, uncles and cousins; Anne and Kevin Dowd, Jamie and Josephine Dowd, Mary and James Burke, Constance and James Dennigan.

Finally, Kevin is survived by his cousins; Kerry and Matt Dowd, Christine, James and John Dennigan along with their respective families.

Kevin was extraordinarily bright and exceedingly witty. Not only did he maintain an abundance of both archaic and useful knowledge (used to correct anyone and everyone) but he “got” every joke and delighted those around him with his special blend of charisma, comedic timing and sarcasm.

Kevin’s laughter was contagious; when he found something funny he threw his head back and stomped his feet, making the joke hilarious and much more memorable.

Kevin possessed a natural charm and confidence coupled with a laid-back attitude that could put anyone at ease. 

Kevin prided himself on principles; a gentleman who always looked out for the underdog. His heart was pure and his spirit was indelible. He was wise beyond his years.

It was easy to love Kevin completely because he had a kind and gentle soul. He was a genuine person.

Kevin was loved unconditionally, just as he loved those around him.

Kevin’s passion was being a father and a family man; he loved his family with all his heart and soul. This was his legacy and his greatest source of happiness.

Kevin is missed sorely every moment of every day; as a partner, a “Dada”, a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend and as a twin.

“Imagine all the people living life in peace…”

Please pray that Kevin, his family and friends find peace.

Kevin’s family will receive condolences on Friday September 22, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Fluehr Funeral Home Inc. 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd. Holland, PA 18966.

Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 291 Durham Rd. Newtown, PA 18940.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Jack Michael Dennigan Education Fund, c/o 190 Main Street, Flemington, NJ  08822.

 

 

 

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Agnes M. Samra (Sodl)

September 15th, 2017

Agnes M. Samra passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017.  She was 85 years old.  

Agnes was the loving wife of the late Charles Samra to whom she was married to for 56 years. They were long-time residents of Holland, PA. 

Surviving are Agnes’ children, Charles A. Samra and his wife Toyoko, and Elaine C. Prutzman and her husband Robert.  She is also survived by her one grandson James Barker and his wife Ellie, a sister-in-law Helen Sodl, and many nieces and nephews.  Agnes was the last surviving of five children born to the late John and Anna (Stangl) Sodl in Northampton, PA.

Agnes was a devoted member of St. Bede’s Church since its inception.  Agnes was also very active in the Northampton Township Senior Center and enjoyed art classes and socializing with her community of friends there, and at the Assisted Living home where she resided this past year.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM until her Funeral Mass 10:00 AM at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd. Holland, PA 18966.  Interment will be in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Washington Crossing, PA. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, 26 Broadway; 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.

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Donna C. Fei (Barder)

September 15th, 2017

Donna C. Fei of Bensalem passed away peacefully on Friday September 15, 2017 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after a hard fought battle surrounded by her loving family.  She was 77.

Donna was the beloved wife of Walter H. Fei with whom she would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in October of this year.

Donna was born in Lykens, PA and was the daughter of the late Rudolph E. and Avril Erdman Barder. She grew up in Philadelphia, PA.

Through friends of her parents, Donna met the love of her life Walter.  She fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a mother when she had her daughter in 1971.  She was a dedicated wife and mother and greatly enjoyed taking care of, and spending time with, her family.  Donna loved shopping, movies, art, traveling and attending Broadway shows with her husband and daughter.

In addition to her husband, Donna is survived by her daughter, Karen A. Fei;  her brother, Ronald E. Barder(Nancy), her sister, Beverly Ann Chiodo as well as eight nieces and nephews, her cherished aunt Lorraine Mauer, and her cousins whom she adored.

Karen and Walter loved her beyond measure and she will be missed by all that knew her and enjoyed her infectious smile.

Donna’s family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 10:00 AM until her Funeral Service 11:00 AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, PA 18954.  Her interment will follow in Newtown Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donna’s name to Holy Family University, Attn:  Development Office, 9801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19114.

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Giuseppe “Joe” DiPalma

September 10th, 2017

Giuseppe “Joe” DiPalma, of Warminster, PA died on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at his home with his family by his side.  He was 52 years old.

He was the beloved husband of 10 years to Margaret Zander DiPalma.

Born in San Salvatore, Telesino, Italy, he was the son of Elisa Cutillo DiPalma of Warrington and the late Raffaele DiPalma

Joe came to the United States in 1975 to undergo one of the first successful kidney transplants at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

He was a graduate of Abington High School, class of 1984, pursued his interest in electronics, receiving an Associate’s Degree in Electronics. He worked as an electronic technician for most of his professional career and was employed by Judson Technologies of Montgomeryville, PA for 21 years. He further continued his education and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Gwynedd Mercy College in 2006.

Joe was computer savvy and enjoyed photography, landscaping, gardening, collecting coins and trains, and spending time with family. He was devoted to his Catholic Church and a faithful communicant of St. Robert Bellarmine Church.  And in his free time Joe loved going to the beach and exploring all that Philadelphia and New York City have to offer.

In addition to his loving wife and mother, Joe is survived by his brother Pietro and Maria DiPalma of Warrington and his mother in law Virginia Zander of Warrington.  He will be dearly missed as a devoted son, husband, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. He will also be missed by his dogs Lucy, Inka, and Bandit.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 10:00 AM until his Funeral Mass, 11:00 AM at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 856 Euclid Avenue, Warrington, PA 18976.  His entombment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler. 

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made payable to “Joseph DiPalma Benefit Fund”, c/o 840 S. Old Bethlehem Pike, Quakertown, PA 18951.

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Harold G. Osborne

September 9th, 2017

Harold G. Osborne of Ocean City, NJ, formerly of Holland PA, died on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Osborne was a resident of Ocean City for the past 15 years.

Beloved husband of Beverly Mathers Osborne for 53 years, son of the late Harold and Helen MacLean Osborne, father of the late Michael D. Osborne and grandson of the late Elijah Bleu Osborne.

Hal was a graduate of Frankford High School and received his Bachelors degree in Business from Temple University.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, Hal always believed in giving to his community, he served 2 terms as President of the Council Rock School Board and as President of the Middle Bucks Vo-Technical School. He was also a Republican Committeeman.

Hal and his wife Beverly opened the doors of their home to family and friends, especially if they were in need. On many occasions they hosted individuals for as long as you could imagine.

In addition to his beloved wife Beverly, he is survived by his sons, Bob Osborne and his wife Carolyn, Rick Osborne, He is also survived by 6 dear grandchildren; Robert, Brittany, Noah, Ashlyn, Jonah and Bella.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Graveside Service on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10:30am in Sunset Memorial Park, 333 County Line Rd. Feasterville, PA 19053.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory and in remembrance of his late son Michael’s own cancer fight may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 555 North Lane, Suite 5010, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

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