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Recent Obituaries

Joseph P. Joyce

JOSEPH PATRICK JOYCE

Joseph Patrick Joyce of Village of Buckingham Springs, New Hope was called home by his Lord Jesus on Saturday March 28, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was 82.

Born in Philadelphia he was the son of the late Thomas Joyce and Catherine Mumford Joyce. He grew up in West Oak Lane, and was a proud graduate of Northeast Catholic High School Class of 1955, and attended Delaware Valley University. Joe raised his family in Tacony and spent his entire life living in the Greater Philadelphia Area.  

An avid hunter and tennis player you could often find Joe walking outdoors enjoying nature. He loved dogs and trained several beagles, not only as fierce hunting companions but also beloved family pets. Although he attended the 1960 Eagles Championship, the first and last games played at Veterans Stadium and numerous other sporting milestones, he will be most remembered for his constant presence at his children's and grandchildren's games, plays, recitals, concerts, award ceremonies, graduations and events.  He was especially dedicated and loving to his grandchildren with special needs. Always quick with a smile and a joke, Joe enjoyed a stiff drink, a bowl of ice cream and most of all, the one true love of his life, his wife Dot. Joe Joyce was the embodiment of how to live a good, humble life and enjoy every moment. In 82 years of life and the slow moments of his death, Joe Joyce displayed quiet strength and great dignity. He will be missed by his family on a level beyond the description of words.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Dorothy Joyce (Ricks). He is predeceased by his brothers Thomas and Gerald and survived by his sister Mary Catherine Miller (Joyce). He is survived by his four children; Joseph Joyce and his wife Elise of Hershey, Patricia McGrath and her husband Sean of Churchville, Timothy Joyce and his wife Christina of Mohnton and Annette Joyce of New Hope. Joe was filled with love and pride for his ten grandchildren; Tara Walton and her husband Kevin, Matthew and David Joyce, Conor, Sarah and Aidan McGrath, Jacob and Thomas Joyce, Brenna and Kelly Lee. He is also survived by a beautiful Great Granddaughter, Lily Walton and her expected younger sibling this Spring.

Services and interment will be privately held by the family. A Mass of Remembrance and celebration of Joe's life will be scheduled for a day and time at a later date. For future funeral announcements, to leave expressions of condolence and to view a slideshow tribute, please refer to www.fluehr.com.

In Lieu of flowers, Joe would give you a big thumbs up if you were to make a donation to the National Down Syndrome Congress or the Autism Society of America.  Although he felt the internet was a fad, you may make donations online here: www.ndsccenter.org/donate/ or here:  https://secure.everyaction.com/ynTHgQUB402qwetMAwHjwA2

Please note that the donation is made in honor of himself, Joseph P. Joyce in the space provided on the donation form.  If you prefer to mail a check write to, 30 Mansell Court, suite 108, Roswell, Georgia 30076 or Autism Society of America, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 305, Rockville MD, 20852.

 

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Alvin Francis DeSimone

Our father, Alvin Francis DeSimone, passed away on March 28, 2020 with his family by his side.   Alvin was born on April 1, 1934, to the late Antonio and Angelina (DeSanto) DeSimone.   He was the father of Eric DeSimone and Carin (Moore) DeSimone of Newtown, PA,, Andre and Jamila (Juma) DeSimone of Nairobi, Kenya, and Rita DeSimone Schnell and Jonathan of Newtown, Pa.  He was the beloved husband of Hildegard DeSimone from June 1960 until her death in 2012.  Alvin was also the beloved grandfather of Alex and Marissa Schnell, Stephanie and Michael DeSimone, and Jasmin, Jason, and Jake DeSimone.  He was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Donald DeSimone and his dear sister Pearl.  He is survived by his brother David in Grove City and sister Geraldine in Erie, PA. 

Alvin and Hilda moved to the Philadelphia area in 2007 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. After Hilda passed away in 2012, he carried on, but had many progressive physical issues, namely Parkinson's Disease, He had a hard road these past few years. He cheated death many a time. His strong Catholic faith helped him persevere. He was a member of St Gregory's Parish in North East, and later a member of St Andrew's Catholic Church in Newtown, PA. "I wanted to reminisce about what a great father he was during our formative years," as told by his daughter.

"I remember my dad running behind me when I got my training wheels removed from my banana seat bicycle. I remember him hugging me in uncontained excitement when I bowled my first strike. He built me a giant snow mountain so I could slide down it in my saucer (photo). We loved hanging  out on the front porch in North East, people from town stopping by to  chat long into the summer night. He taught me a mean game of poker and how to play chess. He loved country music but was also one of the few parents back in the late 60’s who  loved the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Peter, Paul and Mary. He definitely was a man of peace.  What sticks out the most in my mind is my dad was simply, a very kind man.  Even when I was in high school, asking, “Dad, what do you think, is so and so pretty?” He’d say, “well in her boyfriend’s eyes, she is.”  He never said  a bad word about anybody.  He didn’t like any kind of bigotry or dishonesty, and stood up for people, when it wasn’t so easy to do in the 70’s. He wasn’t necessarily a gregarious man—in fact, he was quite reserved— but he spoke up for others when it was needed. I cannot think of a better trait to possess than the latter.  What I also loved is he instilled confidence in us.  Not by overpraising us.  He showed a quiet trust in our decisions as young adults. When my brother wanted to join the Peace Corps in a tough part of West Africa, my dad didn’t suggest the idea. He didn’t  get overly involved. He didn’t say “Don’t go, it isn’t safe”. He just supported it. He trusted us. What confidence that gave us to succeed!

My dad was born in Erie, PA to very poor parents.  My grandpa came from Sicily by himself at age 13   My father was very bright man and was actually moved up ahead 2 grades in school. He was also sent to be raised by extended family for a while outside of Pittsburgh. It broke my heart sometimes, because I know for a while my dad often felt not “good enough”. He had a tough time fitting in at school, and felt unwanted sometimes by his parents. I know some others from that generation can relate to what I am talking about... My father attended Gannon University on full academic scholarship, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting in 1954.  He then served in the United States Army from 1954-1956.  He worked for Welch Foods in North East, PA for most of his adult life.  My father met my mom, Hildegard Rosa, here in America, when she came from Munich to visit and take care of her ailing uncle.  They got married on April 30th, 1960 at Saint Andrew's Church in Erie, PA.   Two souls who had challenging childhoods. They rose above and gave us a warm, happy home.  We didn’t have much money wise, but they gave us everything else. My dad would run from my brother’s wrestling matches to my swim meets. I’d look up and there he was, always in the stands.  My dad never brushed issues under the rug. We’d have our disagreements, we’d have our fun times, the whole gamut. What I loved most about my dad is he always tried to understand us. He was self-aware, he’d reflect, and he’d come back to us to talk it out. . He was a man who didn’t need to lecture us, because he spoke through his actions. He was a man of conviction.  When I was in 7 th grade I pestered him—“these kids get money for good grades, why don’t I?” And he said, “You aren’t doing it for me, you’re doing it for yourself”.  I remember telling him I thought it was unfair, but deep down I walked away knowing he was right.  My last day spent with my dad was listening to Glen Campbell.  Remember him?  “Try a Little Kindness”.   That was the epitome of my dad.  I hope he realizes what a wonderful person and father he was. I told him all of the time. I just hope he believed it♥️"

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Barbara M. Tramo (Nickels)

Barbara M. Tramo, of Doylestown, PA died on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at her home with her family by her side. She was 82.

She was the beloved wife of 63 years to Robert E. Tramo.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late John and Lillian Kenny Nickels and sister of the late Patricia Tangradi as well as grandmother to the late Jacqueline Tramo.

Back in 1942, she met the future love of her life, Bobby Tramo from just across Osage Ave.  After graduating from West Catholic School for Girls she agreed to marry him.  Barbara and “Bruno’s” adventures began immediately with Barbara taking an ocean liner to Europe to live off base with her Army husband.  Their adventures continued for over 60 more years.  They traveled extensively all over this beautiful country as well as Europe.  Bob and Barb visited nearly every President’s home throughout this amazing country they both love so dearly.  They also spent many of the cold winter months in Naples, FL.

Barbara had a nearly 25-year working career starting as an operator for The Bell Telephone Co.  She rose through the ranks to ultimately become a successful manager at Verizon while simultaneously raising her children and supporting her husband’s career.

In 1984, Robert E. Tramo bought the company he worked for and invited his trusted and loving wife out of retirement to be his bookkeeper and partner.  Collectively they successfully operated that business until 2006 when they fully retired.

In retirement, Barbara became a Founding member of Our Lady of Guadeloupe Parish.  She devoted herself entirely to the success of the parish.  She was involved in multiple ministries as well as working in the rectory.  Barbara was a fixture with her husband in their front pew since the church doors were opened. 

Barbara M Tramo’s devotion to her faith, her family and many friends inspired all the people she ever encountered in her 82 years.  Barbara was a hero to many and will be missed by all.

She is survived by her two sons, Robert J. Tramo and his wife Elizabeth of Milford, NJ and Paul J. Tramo and his wife Mary Beth of Chalfont, and her brother John W. Nickels Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Chalfont.  She is also survived by her 5 grandchildren; Brendan, Marielle, Connor, Thomas and Melanie.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions her services and interment in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown will be held privately.

A public gathering and funeral mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Buckingham will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in memory of Jacqueline Tramo.

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Sandra H. Weiler (McGoldrick)

Sandra H. McGoldrick Weiler, of Newtown was called home to be with the Lord on March 26, 2020 with her loving sons by her side at Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility, Newtown.  She was 82.

Sandy lived in Feasterville most of her life where she raised her family.  She was a full time homemaker until her boys were raised.  She then worked for Neshaminy School District as a School Bus Driver where she loved spending time with the students.  Sandy was an outgoing, friendly person and enjoyed working with her customers at the family business selling kitchens and appliances at Ted Weiler and Sons, Inc. Feasterville.  She also worked as a Sales Associate at Petrillo’s Appliances, Feasterville until her retirement. 

Sandy enjoyed reading, crocheting, Asian history, art/paintings, animals and enjoyed watching PBS Shows.  She was fabulous in the kitchen and her cooking was exceptional!  Sandy also enjoyed traveling to all parts of the world over the years, camping up the mountains, spending time at the beach and taking road trips with her girlfriends up to Maine.  But, mostly she enjoyed spending time with her loving family and cooking for everyone.  She simply was the best!

Sandra was born April 28, 1937 in Philadelphia, and was the daughter of the late Edward Joseph and Olga (Vrgovich) McGoldrick.

Sandra is survived by her loving sons, Charles T. Weiler, Jr. (Kimberly) Carversville, PA and Steven G. Weiler (Patricia) New Britain, Her siblings: Joseph McGoldrick (Linda), James McGoldrick (Rosalie) Linda Kaplan (Eric) The late Martha McGoldrick, (Don Moyer) and daughter-in-law Pamela Weiler (Joseph Hahn).  Nannie will be sadly missed by her loving grandchildren: Andrew Weiler (Cristiane), Brianna Weiler (Matt Haworth) Brett Hyde, Nina Hyde, Jennifer Kwiatkowski, Holly Kwiatkowski (Sean Bensenberg) and her great-granddaughter, Isabella Weiler. Sandy’s smile and loving heart will also be missed by her many nieces, nephews, sister-in-laws and friends, too many to mention.

Memorial service detail will be update once the virus pandemic is resolved.

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

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Dorothy M. Wladyka (Thomas)

Dorothy M. Wladyka
12/08/1928-03/26/2020

Dorothy M. Wladyka of Holland, PA died peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook, PA She was 91.

Born in Wildwood, New Jersey Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband Michael Wladyka, she was daughter of the late Howard Braddock Thomas And Evelyn Barzilay Thomas and the sister of the late Howard Fitch Thomas, Arthur  Stanley Thomas, John Pershing Thomas, Horace Barzilay Thomas, William Augustus Thomas  and Evelyn Louise (Sue) Montgomery

Dorothy lived at and attended Scotland School in Chambersburg Pennsylvania
She excelled in many sports including field hockey, basketball and soccer. In High School she studied cosmetology.  She enjoyed sports such as swimming, water skiing, ice skating and bicycling and  She loved to dance.  She was a brownie and girl scout leader
She worked as a Bell Telephone Operator, Elmwood Answering Service, Berger Brothers and Sear's Roebuck Company.  Dorothy will be greatly missed by her loving and devoted family and close friends.

 

Surviving her are her children Dorothy Gallagher(Francis), Geri Price, Michael Wladyka (Carol), Debi Lafferty (Spanky), Cheryl Bernhardt (Markus).  She is also survived by her Grandchildren Fran Gallagher (Marla), Kevin Gallagher (Theresa), Kristine Watkins (Richard), Kelley Dickson (Michael)Michael Wladyka (Andraya) Brian Wladyka, Karleigh Bernhardt, and Courtney Bernhardt, her Great Grandchildren Franny, Jessica, Kevin, Charleigh, Olivia, Everly, Vivian, George, and Chase and her Great Great Granddaughter Helena  and Her Many nieces and nephews .

Funeral Services and Interment will be private.

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