Richboro (215) 968-8585
800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. Richboro, PA 18954
Joseph A. Fluehr III - SUPERVISOR
New Britain (215) 340-9654
241 East Butler Avenue New Britain, PA 18901
Joseph A. Fluehr IV - SUPERVISOR
February 19th, 2019
Madeline D. McCandless of New Hope died peacefully onTuesday, February 19, 2019 at Doylestown Hospital. She was 91.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Madeline Kramer McCandless and the sister of the late John and William McCandless, Helen Murphy, and Sr. Maria Augusta, SSJ.
Madeline graduated from the nursing program at Philadelphia General Hospital as an RN, and remained on staff there for over 25 years. She continued her career by caring for children as a School Nurse for over 15 years with the William Penn School District. Madeline was an avid fan of the Philadelphia sports teams and for many years she held season tickets for the Flyers, Phillies, and Eagles. She was a very generous person who gave to many charities and organizations throughout her adult life. Madeline was a devout Roman Catholic and a faithful and active parishioner at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Madeline will be greatly missed, but her memory will be forever cherished in the minds and hearts of those she loved.
Madeline is survived by her loving and devoted siblings: Joseph M. McCandless and his wife Mary of Newtown and Kathryn Cooper of Yardley. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Friday, February 22nd from 10:00am until her Funeral Mass 11:00am in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5175 Cold Spring Creamery Rd. Doylestown, PA 18902. Madeline’s interment at Calvary Cemetery in Conshohocken, PA on Saturday will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the IHM Community at Camilla Hall, 100 Maxis Dr. Malvern, PA 19355 or to St. Joseph Villa, 110 West Wissahickon Ave. Flourtown, PA 19031.
February 17th, 2019
William J. Walker of Doylestown passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019 with his family by his side at Doylestown Hospital. He was 86.
Bill was the loving and devoted husband of Donna Patchen Walker with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane L. Walker.
Born in Erie, PA he was the son of the late Robert and Adeline Moore Walker.
Bill graduated from Penn State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Labor Relations. While there he was also a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity. He went on to lead a long and successful career in the paper manufacturing business. Bill was a lifelong musician and had a special passion for the Highland Bagpipe. He was a third generation player, and served as the Pipe Major of the Celtic Pipe Band of Rochester, NY. More recently Bill served actively in the Pine Run community where he lived, chairing several committees, and also volunteered for many years at Doylestown Hospital.
In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his children, Scot Walker (Jessie Thompson) and Carolyn Barrett (K.C. Barrett); his grandchildren, Colin Barrett, Andrew Walker (Allison), Will Walker, Christopher Barrett, and Kimberly Barrett; and his great-granddaughter, Charlotte Walker. Bill also leaves behind his loving pet companion, Jake.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 10:30 AM until his Memorial Service at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the PARVEE FOUNDATION, a support fund for those in need of assistance in the Pine Run Village at 777 Ferry Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901 or to the EUSPBA Educational and Scholarship Fund, a charitable fund that provides educational opportunities for piping and drumming to its members at http://euspba.org/educational-and-scholarship-fund or mail to EUSPBA, PMB 316, 560 People's Plaza, Newark, DE 19702-4798, Attn: Educational Fund/Bill Walker.
February 17th, 2019
John Joseph “Bloke” Hope, of Milton, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Bayhealth Center in Milford, DE. He was 68.
He was born on September 23, 1950 in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Jackson and Catherine Hope.
John graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia, PA, class of 1968. He proudly served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps from June of 1968 to December of 1970. John married the love of his life, Mariatheresa Hope on September 14, 1975. He made his career as an Insulator and Asbestos worker for the Local 14, where he retired in 2005.
In his spare time, John enjoyed going fishing, hunting, target shooting, hanging out with family, walking on the beach, and taking long rides on his motorcycle. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and was a past president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division #39.
Mr. Hope is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Mariatheresa "Terry" Hope. Mr. Hope was the devoted father of Deanne Hope, Sara Hope McDonnell, Molly Bruski, and Nioclas Hope; father in law to Christopher Langiotti, Casey McDonnell, Theodore Bruski, and Mary Jane Hope; loving Poppy to John Ryne, Kyle and Zachary Bruski, Lucy and Declan McDonnell, and McKenna Hope. He is also survived by his siblings: James Hope, K. Hope Stelweck, Helen Jackson, Christine Hope, Francis Hope, as well as all of their spouses; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 9:30 A.M. until his Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966. His interment will be private. A reception will follow mass at the Irish Rover.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's name to Harron Lung Center-Penn Medicine, West Pavilion, 1st Floor, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or by visiting their website at www.pennmedicine.org.
February 15th, 2019
Elsie D'Agostino of Richboro, formerly of Huntingdon Valley, died peacefully on Friday, February 15, 2019, at Holy Redeemer Hospice. She was 94.
Born in Philadelphia, Elsie was the beloved wife of the late Leon D’Agostino, daughter of the late Otto and Dorothy Witter Schuman, sister and sister-in-law of the late Robert Schuman and William and Peggy Schuman.
Elsie was a resident of Huntingdon Valley for many years before moving to Richboro. She was a graduate of Olney High School, class of 1942. She worked for several years for PGW, as a payroll clerk before joining O.P. Schuman and Company as Office Manager.
Elsie and her late husband enjoyed traveling and taking pictures, so when she got home she could place all those memories into photo albums. Her family and faith came first and foremost, she was an active member of the Church of New Life, Huntingdon Valley, participating actively in the Dorcus Circle and teaching Sunday school. Girl friends have been important, especially her 9 sorority sisters that have been getting together for so many years that they stopped counting. She will be sadly missed by her devoted and doting family and friends.
Elsie is survived by her loving children; Dot Wikler and her husband Scott and Lee D’Agostino and his wife Sue, a brother and sister, Walter Schuman and his wife Betsy and Doris Spink and her husband George and 1 sister-in-law Joan Schuman. She is also survived by 4 dear grandchildren: Meghan Blackburn (Joe), Matthew Wikler (Michelle), Leo and Josh D'Agostino, 2 great grandchildren: Ellie and Mac Blackburn.
Elsie’s family will receive condolences on Saturday February 23, from 10:30 am until her Memorial Service 11:30 am at the Addisville Reformed Church 945 Second Street Pike, Richboro, and Officiating will be Pastor Robert Schuman. Entombment will be private.
Memorials in her memory may be made to either Addisville Reformed Church 945 Second St. Pike Richboro, PA 18954 or Warrington Fellowship Church 1455 Cooper Lane Warrington, PA 18974.
February 15th, 2019
Gail M. Mohr, of Ivyland, died peacefully on Friday, February 15, 2019, at Christ's Home Retirement Community. She was 84.
She was the wife of the late Ronald J. Mohr.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Marie (Steinman) McFadden.
Gail grew up in Jenkintown and after the passing of her father moved to Hatboro and graduated from Abington High School in 1952. She married in 1954 and soon moved to Ivyland where she raised her loving daughters. She worked for many years with Hallmark in Horsham before taking a job with Penn America Insurance in Hatboro where she worked for over 10 years before retiring in 2006.
Gail loved her dogs, Disney, the Philadelphia Phillies and traveling. Dogs were always in her life and the Golden Retriever was by far her favorite. During the summers it was Phillies baseball all the time. It was rare that she would miss watching the Phillies games and on the occasional sleepless night you might find her back in front of the TV, re-watching the game she saw earlier in the day.
Her travel was extensive in her younger years and included international and exotic destinations like Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and twice to Africa as well as multiple trips to Disney World.
She is survived by her two daughters, Linda Campbell and her husband Gary of Hatboro and Diane Turing and her husband Albert of Bensalem. She is also survived by her 3 granddaughters, Connie and her husband Christopher, Jaimie and her husband Rob and Kimberly and her husband William and her 3 great-granddaughters; Ella, Avery and Kailey.
Her family will receive relatives and friends from 11:30 am until her Funeral Service at 12:30pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown Richboro Road, (at Holland Rd) Richboro, PA 18954. Her interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Bucks County SPCA, P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931 or to the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104.
February 12th, 2019
Geraldine V. Bradley, of Richboro, died on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Brookdale Northampton. She had just celebrated her 82nd birthday.
Geraldine was the beloved wife of the late Robert M. Bradley, founders of Bradley Business Forms in Bensalem, PA.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Irish immigrants, the late James and Sarah (O’Hagan) Hallan, who came to America through Ellis Island.
Gerry loved the theatre, gardening, Ocean City, vacationing with friends and family, and late night coffee socials…..Oh, and dark chocolate buttercreams!
Geraldine will be greatly missed by her children Denise Frey and her husband William, Robert Bradley and his wife Jo Ann, and Brian Bradley and his wife Heather; her sister, Elizabeth Greim and her husband William; and her grandchildren, Kevin, Kimberly, Brandon, Brittney, Victoria, Kyle and Devon.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 10:30am at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 81 Swamp Rd. Newtown, PA 18940. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to alzheimersprevention.org at https://arpf.donorshops.com/products/tribute/tributedonation or by mail at PO Box 30783, Tuscon, AZ 85751-0783.
February 11th, 2019
Thomas James “T.J.” McCarthy passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Abington-Jefferson Health Hospital with his family by his side. He was 27.
Born in Abington, PA, he was a son of Daniel and Jodi Anastasia McCarthy.
TJ was a graduate of Central Bucks High School South Class of 2010 and also Penn State University, Smeal College of Business, Class of 2014. He was an account executive with BP Environment and in his leisure time, he was a huge Liverpool Soccer fan. TJ enjoyed traveling and spending quality time with his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all.
In addition to his parents, TJ is survived by his brothers, Danny (Faith) and Stephen McCarthy, his sister Kaitlyn McCarthy, his nephew Danny and his nieces Jupiter and Evelyn, his paternal grandparents James and Joan McCarthy and his maternal grandparents Thomas and Teresa Anastasia and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother MaryRose Anastasia.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave., (at Sandy Ridge Road) New Britain, PA 18901 and are invited to participate in his Funeral Mass on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 856 Euclid Ave., Warrington, PA 18976. His interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
February 11th, 2019
Joan A. Keyes of Churchville,died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Hospital Hospice in Meadowbrook. She was 80.
Born in Philadelphia, Joan was the beloved wife of the late Wilbert A. Keyes Jr. and the daughter of the late Francis and Mary Perkis Nacsa.
Joan was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her beloved family and creating invaluable memories that will last eternally in the hearts and minds of her son and grandsons. Joan will be greatly missed, but forever remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and dear friend.
Joan is survived by her loving son Michael S. Keyes, her grandsons Christian Michael and Shane Ryan Keyes and their mother Dana Gadebusch.
Joan’s family will receive friends on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 10:00am until her Funeral Service 11:00am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. Entombment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville.
February 10th, 2019
Irma Theresa Pontarelli Plassa of Yardley, PA died peacefully surrounded by her loving and devoted family on February 10, 2019. She was 78.
Born in Philadelphia, Theresa was the beloved wife of 56 years to Michael J. Plassa and the daughter of the late Guerino and Elvira Giannini Pontarelli.
Theresa’s career as a Medical Sales Specialist spanned many years but her proudest role was as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed tending to her plants, cultivating vegetables and herbs that she would use in her traditional Italian cooking, preparing feasts for her family, and having her whole family together at the table. Theresa took great pride in her children and especially in her grandsons. She felt proud and fortunate to be so actively engaged in their lives from birth through college. Theresa will be greatly missed but eternally loved by everyone who had the pleasure to have been loved by her.
In addition to her beloved husband Michael, Theresa is survived by her loving and devoted children: Michael D. Plassa and his wife Jody of Yardley, Stephanie Plassa and her life partner Victoria Hunt of Yardley, and Thomas Plassa and his wife Ina of Morrisville. She is also survived by her cherished grandsons Michael and Daniel Plassa, dear granddog Cherry, her brother Dominic Pontarelli, her sisters Elise DiPlacido and Rita Piccone.
Services and interment for Theresa conducted privately at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to either the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org: DONATE BY CLICKING HERE) or to Justice Rescue (http://www.justice-rescue.com/).
February 9th, 2019
Stefan Gigliotti, of West Chester, formerly of Doylestown, a shining light in many lives, died suddenly on Saturday, February 9, 2019. He was 28.
Born in Langhorne, Stefan was the beloved husband of Magdalena Zielinska Gigliotti and the youngest son of Chris Gigliotti and Sharon Rodebaugh Gigliotti.
Stefan was a graduate of La Salle College High School and West Chester University. He was working at E.A. Berg Associates as an Account Executive and was excited for the opportunity to flourish. His free spirit, big heart, charismatic nature, and contagious laughter, along with his affinity for Air Jordans, are but a few of the many qualities that will be forever held dear. Stefan was known for his ability to make others smile, to offer a helping hand or a kind word, and for his abundant love of his wife, his family and his friends.
In addition to his loving wife and parents he is survived by two brothers, Nicholas and Jason Gigliotti, both of Doylestown, his mother in law Marta Kaminska of Poland and father in law, Slawomir Zielinski of Warminster, his paternal grandmother; Carole Gigliotti of West Palm Beach and maternal grandmother, Jacqueline Rodebaugh of Doylestown, along with his Aunts and Uncles.
Stefan’s bright light will live on in those he held dear.
His family will receive relatives and friends from 9:00 AM until his Funeral Service 11:00 AM on Friday, February 15, 2019 in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Stef’s memory may be made to: CamCare Health Corporation Fund for “The Stefan Gigliotti Endowed Fund” and mailed to the attention of Mark Roberts, 817 Federal St., Camden, NJ 08103 or Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia for “The Stefan Gigliotti Endowed Fund” and mailed to the attention of Joseph Marziello, 1518 Walnut St., Suite 712 Philadelphia, PA 19102.
These funds will help facilitate Stefan’s desire to provide hope to disadvantage youth in Philadelphia and surrounding communities through educational, nutritional and recovery services.