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Recent Obituaries

Florence J. Mainart (Caplonies)

October 17th, 2018

Florence J. Mainart of Holland died Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center in Holland. She was 91.

Florence was the beloved wife to the late Leonard C. Mainart, Jr.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Caroline Kasmaitis Caplonies and the sister of the late Helen Schivito.

Florence was a former resident of the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia before moving to Holland in 2010. In her early years, she had worked in the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard assisting in building ships during World War II. She eventually worked with Bell Telephone as an operator and later in life as a cashier with Shop Rite in Philadelphia. Florence enjoyed exercising and was an avid walker and was a member of the Social Club at the Resurrection of Our Lord Church in Philadelphia. She will be deeply missed as a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother and friend to all.

Florence is survived by her two sons, Leonard C. Mainart III and his wife Joanne of Holland and Stephen J. Mainart and his wife Florence of Mullica Hill, NJ. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Monday, October 22nd from 6:00-8:00pm and on Tuesday, October 23rd from 8:30-9:30am in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro and to her Funeral Mass 10:00 am in St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Road, Holland, PA 18966. Florence’s interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Bensalem.

 

 In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 100 N. 20th Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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Walter E. Konschak

October 17th, 2018

Walter E. Konschak of Southampton died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. He was 75.

Born in Philadelphia, Walter was a resident of Southampton for the past 27 years.

Walter was the beloved husband to Suzanne P. Anderson Konschak for the past 28 years, the son of the late Richard and Agnes Hinger Konschak and brother of the late Robert Konschak.

Walter was a graduate of Bensalem High School, class of 1960. He worked as a meat cutter and Meat Manager for Holiday-Thriftway Markets for over 46 years. Walter had a lot of hobbies; he enjoyed working around his home, gardening and growing tomatoes in his garden. He was an accomplished woodworker and looked forward to going to Antique Car Shows. He was a long-time member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Southampton. Walter will be remembered for his gracious smile and warm and caring ways.

In addition to his beloved wife Suzanne, Walter is survived by his children and their spouses; Kimberly Buch and her husband H L Buch, Connie Krepich and her husband Mike, Kristine Williams and her husband John, Carolanne Braisden and her husband Frank, and Patricia Konschak. Walter is also survived by his sister Evelyn Pagliacetti and her husband Michael, his sister-in-law Eileen Konschak and his 10 cherished grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Monday, October 22, 2018, from 9:00am until 10:45am; followed by his Funeral Service, 11:00am in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 877 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966. Walter’s interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, at the above address, or to the American Cancer Society, 1620 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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Dr. David H. Loughran Sr.

October 16th, 2018

Dr. David H. Loughran, Sr. of Richboro died of bladder cancer on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne.  He was 66.

Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Loughran was the son of the late John Loughran, Sr. and Alma Hatfield Loughran.

Dr. Loughran graduated from St. Joseph’s University, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his fellowship in Infectious Disease at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.  Dr. Loughran was respected  by his colleagues for his specialized work and for his contributions towards S.T.D. prevention while employed with the Centers for Disease Control. He devoted countless hours studying HIV/AIDS and examining treatment options for persons afflicted with the disease.  Some of his early work during the frantic period of the 1980’s AIDS epidemic helped to develop some of the most effective treatments that are being utilized currently. 

Dr. Loughran has been a longtime professor and also the Chair and Course Director of Infectious Disease in the Infectious Disease Division of the Department of Internal Medicine at PCOM.  He also served as the Director of Continuing Education at Neumann Medical Center.  Dr. Loughran’s infectious disease practice in Doylestown has been well respected by members and institutions in the field of medicine, and appreciated by his patients, some of whom had been coming to him for health care for nearly three decades.  Many of Dr. Loughran’s long-time patients credited him for saving their lives and went on to develop lasting friendships with him.  Among his professional peers he was always willing to be called upon for a consult and whenever an answer or help was needed.

Dr. Loughran was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast who enjoyed the solace of riding his Harley throughout the twists and turns of Bucks County and surrounding areas.  He enjoyed coaching his son’s ice hockey teams, time spent with family and close friends at the shore, learning how to snowboard and play ice hockey at age 50, the many snowboarding trips he took with his children, and the times he spent with his companion, Sharon Ethier.  He will be greatly missed by all, but his contributions to the study and treatment of infectious disease and the love he shared for his children will endure forever and be remembered by many.

Dr. Loughran is survived by his four loving children David H. Loughran, Jr. and his fiancée Justine Porretti of Perkasie, Megan and John “Tommy” Loughran of Richboro, and Michael Loughran of Ambler.  He is also survived by his brother John Loughran, Jr. and his longtime companion Kim Phillips.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday October 23, 2018 from 5:00 PM until his Funeral Service at 6:00 PM in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd.  (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19126.

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Annuziata Scotto di Cesare (Schiano-Lo Moriello)

October 15th, 2018

Annuziata Schiano Lo Moriello Scotto Di Cesare, of Langhorne died peacefully on Monday, October 15, 2018, at her home. She was 81.

Born in Naples, Italy, Annuziata was the beloved wife of the late Aniello Scotto Di Cesare for 56 years who died on June 18, 2013 in Italy. She was the devoted daughter of the late Pasquale Schiano Lo Moriello and Anna Erbulli.

Annuziata is survived by her dear children and their spouses Biagio Scotto Di Cesare and his wife Mirella, Antonio Scotto Di Cesare, Concetta Bavarella and her husband Gennaro, Anna Palino and her husband Pasquale, Sabrina Scotto Di Cesare and Gennaro. She is also survived by her 4 brothers and her 7 sister. Annuziata is the devoted Nonna of 14 and also survived by 2 great grandchildren.

Annuziata’s family will receive condolences on Thursday October 18, 2018 at St. Andrew Catholic Church 81 Swamp Rd. Newtown, PA 18940  from 12:30 pm until her Funeral Mass 3:00pm.

Her interment will be private.

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Walter N. Smerconish

October 11th, 2018

Walter Nicholas Smerconish, of Doylestown, PA died on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Doylestown Hospital. He was 88.

He was originally from the company coal town of Audenreid, Pennsylvania, the son of a mine foreman, Wasil, and Mildred Walker Smerconish.

Walt was a 1947 Graduate of West Hazleton High School.  He then went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Science from Bloomsburg State Teachers College and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  Soon after returning home he moved to Doylestown with his then wife, Florence Smerconish Cohn, and worked as an Educator in the Central Bucks School District from 1959 to 1993, first as a teacher of social studies, and then as a guidance counselor.  During this time, he completed his own education by receiving his M.Ed. in Counseling in 1967 from Lehigh University.

Walt’s passions were fly fishing and football.  (He’d be disappointed to know if his favorite fishing spot in the Poconos were revealed with any specificity.)  For twenty-five years, he was a football referee at the junior high, high school and college level.  He routinely officiated in the Bux-Mont, Suburban One, Philadelphia Catholic and Ivy Leagues.  Once, he officiated a scrimmage between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins at Albright College in Reading.  One protégé of Walt was Scott Green who became an NFL referee and officiated three Super Bowls. In the Mike Pettine era of Central Bucks West football, Walt was proud to serve for twenty years as the team’s field announcer for home games at War Memorial Field. 

Walt loved and was deeply rooted in the Doylestown community. He served as Director of the Jaycees, was President of the Doylestown Youth Recreation Council, served on the Board of the Central Bucks YMCA, organized the Youth Committee for the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, ran the adult education program at the Bucks County Prison, and was a Trustee of the Bucks County Community College, among many responsibilities.  He formerly belonged to both the Rotary Club and Union Horse Company.  In 2010 he was inducted into the Central Bucks-Central Bucks West Hall of Fame as a Community Service Leader.

He is survived by his two sons, Walter S. Smerconish of Haverford, and Michael A. Smerconish and his wife Lavinia of Villanova, as well as his sister, Anna Hauze, of West Hazleton, PA. He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren.

Friends may call between 5:00-7:00pm Monday, October 15, 2018 at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 241 East Butler Ave., (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901.  His interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Mike Pettine Foundation, 36 Heritage Lane, New Britain, PA 18901.  https://mikepettinefoundation.org/project/scholarship-fund/

 

 

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Joseph D. Mancuso

October 11th, 2018

Joseph D. Mancuso, 69 of New Hope, PA and formerly of Newtown, PA until August of this year, died on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Joe was the loving husband of Jean Milillo Mancuso. 

Born in Trenton, NJ he was the son of the late George and Frances Miola Mancuso. 

Joe was a graduate of Wright State University, Dayton, OH.  His professional Life was spent in various aspects of the Real Estate Industry. 

In addition to his wife, Joe is survived by his sons, Marc (Daniela Schuch) of Austin, TX and Mike (Jessica) of Philadelphia; his brothers, Tom (Nancy) of Oro Valley, AZ, Guy (Nancy) of Cave Creek, AZ and their families. 

Relatives and friends will be received by Joe’s family on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 4:00 PM until his Memorial Service 6:30 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, PA 18954.  His interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 30 S. 17th St., Ste. 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or to NAMI of Bucks County, P.O. Box 355, Warrington, PA 18976 or to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111.

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Lena Curcio (Servodio)

October 10th, 2018

Lena Curcio, lovingly known as “Margie” throughout her lifetime, died peacefully on October 10, 2018, surrounded by those she loved. Lena was 96 years young and was a resident of Doylestown, PA. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank Andrew Curcio, all of her seven cherished siblings, and her son, whom she adored, Antonio Curcio. Lena is survived by her two dedicated daughters, MaryAnna (Michael) Chereisky, and Dorothea (Stefano) Tarantolo, daughter-in-law, Ellen Curcio, grandchildren Nicole (Christian) Worman, Frank (Michelle) Curcio, Francina (Roman) Ustayev, Sophia (Mark) Brown, Stefano Tarantolo III and Michela Tarantolo. Lena was blessed with six beautiful great-grandchildren, Brynn and Tyler Worman, Juliet and Lucia Curcio, Valentina and Nicoletta Ustayev, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Lena was born Michela Servodio on June 5, 1922 to Domenico and Maria Servodio in Arpaia, Italy, province of Benevento, in the region of Campania. She immigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1939 and soon thereafter became a proud American citizen. It was in Brooklyn, New York that she met Frank Andrew Curcio, a WWII veteran and later married on June 3rd, 1950. Together they welcomed three children, Antonio, MaryAnna and Dorothea and made their well-being the most important part of their lives.

Lena worked for many years, firmly believing that everything in life was to be earned and appreciated. She taught her children respect, kindness, consideration and a strong work ethic. Lena was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, whose life was always centered around her family. She embodied strength, courage and perseverance and was steadfast in her Roman Catholic faith. She was an excellent cook and baker, especially when it came to preparing her Italian favorites. She loved knitting and crocheting as past times and became a member of the Young at Heart group in her Brooklyn parish where she enjoyed socializing with her many friends. Lena moved to Pennsylvania in 1994 and enjoyed her retirement years watching her family grow – from Pennsylvania to Omaha, Nebraska, where she would enjoy spending her summers.

Lena will be greatly missed, but will live on forever in our hearts, minds and all of our fond memories.

Ti Amiamo Per Sempre

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave (at Sandy Ridge Road), New Britain, PA 18901 and on Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM until her Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church, 5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown, PA 18902.  Her interment will immediately follow the Funeral Mass at All Saints Cemetery, 291 Durham Road, Newtown, PA 18940.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Salvation Army in loving memory of Lena Curcio. https://give.helpsalvationarmy.org/give/166081/#!/donation/checkout

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August J. Zuno

October 9th, 2018

August J. Zuno, longtime Bucks County resident, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at Attleboro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Langhorne. He was 90 years old.

He was the beloved husband of the late Gail E. Astbury Zuno, who died in February of this year.

Born in Trenton, NJ, he was the youngest child of the late Francesco and Maria Gervasio Zuno.

August was a hardworking provider for his family, working two full-time jobs for many years. He was employed with Patterson Paper Company for 28 years, until the business closed and then worked with GM in Trenton for another 20 years. During this time, he also worked as a housepainter. While he was a strong man, he had a huge soft spot for his family. Time spent together as a family was a priority and he enjoyed every moment spent with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

August is survived by his children, Thomas and Joanne Zuno, Maria and Ed Ralff, and August and Theresa Zuno; his grandchildren, Christina and Matt Penge, Zachary and Carly Zuno, Eddie and Marie Ralff, Salvatore Ralff and Jessica Ghegan, August Zuno, Jenna Marie Zuno, Grace Zuno, Michaella Zuno and Giuseppe Zuno; and his three great grandchildren, Isabella Penge, Ezra Zuno and Finn Zuno; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and Friends are invited to attend August’s graveside Committal Service on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 10:00am at All Saints Cemetery, 2914 W. Durham Rd., Newtown, PA 18940.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary Medical Center, 1201 Langhorne-Newtown Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047.

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Marion E. Leszczynski

October 9th, 2018

Marion E. Leszczynski, who was better known as Les to his family and friends, passed away peacefully in the afternoon on Tuesday, October  9, 2018 at Twining Village Healthcare.  He was 86.

He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Mary Ann Brach Leszczynski.

Born in Philadelphia, Les was the son of the late Marion G. and Laura Burczynski Leszczynski.

Les was a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School and the University of Notre Dame, where he was able to express his love for theater by directing many of the university’s plays and musicals.  He served his country in the United States Army from 1954-1956.  Les worked for most of his career as a General Supply Manager for the U.S. Mint.  After his retirement, he was actively involved in local politics.  He enjoyed many reunions at his beloved alma mater, the University of Notre Dame and was a lifetime loyal fan of the Fighting Irish Football team. He embraced his Polish heritage by faithfully attending the Polish American Festival at the Shrine of Czestochowa every year and making homemade kielbasa with his family for the holidays.   

In addition to his wife Mary Ann, Les is survived by his three children: Mark Leszczynski and his wife Lisa of Richboro, Laura Riggs and her husband James of Holland, and Carolyn Randolph and her husband Scott of Southampton.  He is also survived by his five grandchildren: Suzanne Leszczynski, Emily Riggs, Mary Pat Riggs, Alexander Randolph and Jason Randolph, his sister Phyllis Koc of Philadelphia, and numerous nieces and nephews.

His family will receive friends on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 9:00 am until his Funeral Mass at 10:00am in St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd. Holland, PA 18966.  Interment will follow with Military Honors at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown.

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Lorraine Wisneski (Logan)

October 9th, 2018

Lorraine V. Wisneski (nee Logan) 

Lorraine V. Wisneski, of Warminster, died peacefully in the loving arms of her daughter on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Carole’s home in Holland. She was 92.

Born in Philadelphia, Lorraine was the daughter of the late John P. and Lillian Seierup Logan. She was the devoted and treasured wife of the late Robert S. Wisneski.

Lorraine attended St. Stephen’s Parochial School and Little Flower High School. Her first job was with PTC which she left to raise four children. She later worked as a Credit Supervisor, A Tour Guide at the Moravian Tile Works and a Bookkeeper for the County of Bucks.’

Her greatest joy was her children, dear sons-in-law and grandchildren: Susan L. Salvage (Dr. Robert), Carole W. Murphy (Robert), Nanci L. Larrick (Kevin) and Robert S. Wisneski (late Mary); her grandsons Dr. John J. Pearce and Colin W. Murphy who added so much caring and love to her life.

She is survived by her dear friend of many years, Mary Frain and the Conway families. She was preceded in death by her devoted friend Frank Gillespie.

She enjoyed traveling, playing scrabble and listening to Irish music. She volunteered at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, when her husband was transferred there after her children were raised. She was a former member of the Upper Moreland Senior Center and TLA.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewings Friday evening October 12th from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm at Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd (at Holland Rd) and on Saturday October 13th from  9:00 am until her Funeral Mass 10:30am  at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd, Holland. Interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.

 

Contributions in her memory may be paid to Holy Spirit, Pink Sisters of Adoration, 2212 Green St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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