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Recent Obituaries

Ruth Gibison (King)

Ruth Gibison of Warminster died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Rose Garden at Ann’s Choice.  She was 87.

Born in Philadelphia, Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Clarence J. Gibison, the daughter of the late Nelson C.L. and Euphemia Eddowes King, and the sister of the late Euphemia Spier.

Ruth was a Charter member and also the longtime Organist at Johnsville Reformed Church in Warminster.  She worked tirelessly for many years preparing meals for the children at Council Rock Intermediate School in Newtown.  Ruth lived a life of service to her Lord and to the Lord’s people.  She was generous to those in need and she was always willing to help care for her family.  Ruth will be greatly missed, but eternally loved and remembered by everyone who has been touched by her love.

Ruth is survived by her loving and devoted children: Lynn G. Gessner and her husband Thomas of Harleysville, PA and J. Lee Gibison and his wife Joanne of Titusville, NJ.  She is also survived by her brothers Nelson King (Ann) and David King (Mary), her four dear grandchildren: Mark and Kimberlee Gessner and Staci and Jennifer Gibison, her four dear great grandchildren: Roman, Carter, Austin, and Brycen, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth’s family will receive friends on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 11:00AM until her Funeral Service 12 Noon in the Chapel at Ann’s Choice, 30000 Ann’s Choice Way Warminster, PA 18974.  Her interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Feasterville.

Ruth’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff and residents of the Rose Garden at Ann’s Choice for their love, care, and the support they provided to them and to their beloved mother.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607.



John Gilbert

John Gilbert of Levittown, a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather, died on Friday, February 21, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family and was reunited in heaven with his beloved daughter, Denise Stanley and other loved ones. He was 76.  

John was the husband of his high school sweetheart,Yvonne Beitler Gilbert with whom he had shared 55 years of marriage.  

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Ernest and Pauline Malinowski Gilbert.  

John led a long career with U.S. Steel, retiring after 34 years of faithful service from the role of Tin Finishing Supervisor.  In an effort to keep him busy and out of trouble in retirement, his daughter Denise would connect him with Bob Burness, who he would work for in various capacities in, putting his extensive “Mr. Fix It” skills to good use.  

In his leisure time, John enjoyed golfing, the beach, and vacationing with family and friends.  He was the best Pop-Pop to his adoring grandchildren, never missing one of their activities.  John possessed a quiet kindness and his selflessness was without measure.  He always put the needs of others before his own and did it quietly and never for recognition.  He will be dearly missed and his memory treasured by all whose lives he touched.  

In addition to his wife, John leaves behind his daughter, Rochelle Ashley (Mark) of Sarasota Beach, FL, his son-in-law, Ken Stanley of Newtown, his grandchildren Michael and Megan Stanley; his brother, Francis Gilbert (Betty Lou) and his “Bonus Son” Bob Burness (Doris).

​ In addition to his daughter, John was preceded in death by his brothers , Frank Gilbert and Kenneth Gilbert (late Joanne).  
                                          Relatives and friends are invited to John’s Memorial Service on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Fallsington United Methodist Church, 55 Lacross St., Fallsington, PA 19054.  His interment will be held privately.

​In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.



Helen E. Weitzel (Stauffer)

Helen E. Weitzel of New Britain died peacefully on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Harborview in Doylestown.  She was 92.

Born in Willow Grove, PA she was the beloved wife to the late Kermit Richard Weitzel, the loving mother of the late Kenneth Weitzel, proud grandmother of the late Taylor M. Barrett, the daughter of the late Leon and Esther Rutherford Stauffer and the mother-in-law of the late Tami Weitzel.

Helen shared 66 years of blissful marriage to her high school sweetheart Kermit.  She was a Drum Majorette for Abington High School and she was also a talented Clarinet performer and Pianist.  Helen was proud of working for over ten years with the Fresh Air Fund of Bucks County and she cherished being a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  Helen will be greatly missed, but eternally loved by everyone who has had the distinct honor and privelege of being loved by her.

Helen is survived by her loving and devoted children: Lori Barrett and her husband William of Hillsborough, NJ and Richard Weitzel of Ottsville, PA She is also survived by her five loving grandchildren and Six great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 11:00AM until her Funeral Service 12:30PM in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Avenue (at Sandy Ridge Rd.) New Britain, PA 18901.  Her interment will follow at Beulah Cemetery in New Britain.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Bucks County SPCA, P.O. Box 277 Lahaska, PA 18931. 



Edith A. Berry (Muller)

Edith A. Berry of Newtown died Sunday February 16, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. She was 98.

Edith was the beloved wife of 61 years to the late Harry Berry, Jr.

Born in a farmhouse in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Dr. Frederick Muller and Alma Kirmse Muller. Inspired by the farm’s beautiful flowers, Edith studied art and graduated from Moore College of Art in 1943 then worked for Curtis Publishing Company from 1943-1945. Edith married and moved to Southampton where she raised her family, and shared her artistic skills with community and church. By 1966 when she moved to Newtown, Edith was a prominent Bucks County and Jersey Shore artist who painted spectacular watercolor scenes and flowers. Many of the finest galleries in the area featured her work: Jane Alexander, Peddler’s Village, Washington Crossing, Center for the Arts, William Riss, Phillips Mill. She traveled through the U. S., Europe, and North America creating over 60 sketch journals, using many illustrations as references for future paintings throughout her lifetime.

Featured on the covers of “Down East Magazine” and tourism pieces on Jekyll Island, Georgia Edith was soon inspired to demonstrate her talents closer to home...Eagles Mere, PA! For almost three decades, beginning in 1972 at the Berry Studio, Edith interpreted the beauty of Eagles Mere through her artwork and the people “on the mountain” continue to love her. As recently as August 2014 the Museum honored her and her family with a one-woman exhibition featuring over 80 Edith Berry paintings and books and logos loaned by Eagles Mere citizens for the one-of-a-kind show.

Most importantly, Edith spent many moments with her family and cherished every experience with them. Family and friends will miss her creative sewing, cooking, decorating, gardening, and flower arranging skills. She was an active and passionate member of the North and Southampton Reformed Church for over 70 years. As a deltiologist, she was a member of the Washington Crossing Card Collectors Club.  She also was a member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Finney’s Corner Questers, and Oreland Art Guild.

Edith is survived by her children Harry E. Berry and his wife Ann of Phoenix, MD and Linda B. Gould and her husband Dennis of Richland, PA. She is also survived and missed by her 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, 5 Gould children and 13 Gould grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Edith’s funeral service at 11:00am on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in the North and Southampton Reformed Church, 1380 Bristol Road, Churchville PA 18966. Edith’s interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the above church.



Lorraine Ruth Steamer Beresford (Ehresmann)

Lorraine Steamer Beresford passed away peacefully on February 15, 2020. She was 76.

Lorraine was the beloved wife to Richard J. Beresford for 22 beautiful years.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the devoted wife to her late first husband Cecil R. Steamer, loving daughter to the late Ervin and Bernadette Fuchs Ehresmann, and mother to the late Ronald and Scott Steamer.

Lorraine grew up in Philadelphia at a time when you could ride a horse down Second Street Pike…and she did!  She loved horses, even the wooden ones that she rode on the carousel as a child.  Lorraine graduated from William Tennent High School where she took short-hand and other business courses.  She was also a member of the National Honor Society.  Lorraine lived for a time in Corning, NY before moving to California where she met and fell in love with Cecil.  It was a fascinating start to a marriage that lasted 29 years (you’ll have to ask Tammy or Jamie for all the fun details!). 

After moving to Pennsylvania, Lorraine and Cecil grew their family.  Lorraine worked for a number of years at Bucks Dental Center where she was the office manager.  She would later manage other medical offices over the course of her working years.  Lorraine and Cecil loved spending time outdoors, attending church and church-related events, and being with family and friends.  Cecil passed in November, 1994. 

Lorraine and Richard married in March of 1997.  They enjoyed 22 years together spending time with family and friends, taking mini-vacations when they could.  Lorraine and Richard spent the last five years living in Lancaster County, PA to be closer to their only grandchild.  Boy, will Ella miss her Grandmom!

Lorraine was a loving, selfless wife, mother, daughter, and friend who would put everything else aside to help someone.  She was known to give the BEST advice to her friends and family who called her for it often.  She was funny, a little silly, full of spunk, and a force to be reckoned with if anyone hurt someone she loved.  She will be deeply missed!

We know Lorraine now resides with Jesus, our Lord and Savior, but she leaves behind many hurting hearts.

In addition to her husband, Lorraine is survived by her daughters; Tammy Mondschein (Peter) and Jamie Nace (Troy), as well as her granddaughter Ella Nace.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 11:00 AM until her Funeral Service at 12:30 PM at the Bux-Mont Christian Church, 400 Jacksonville Rd., Ivyland, PA 18974. Her interment will follow at 2:30 PM at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd., Newtown, PA 18940.  All are invited to attend a meal, after the burial, back at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lorraine’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.



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