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Recent Obituaries

Robert H. McGary, Sr.

Robert Harold McGary Sr. of Richboro, died peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, November 11, 2019, at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. He was 81.  

       Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Bob was the beloved husband of late Elaine Marie McGary, “Toot”, and father of the late Robert H. McGary, Jr., son of the late Harold and Elizabeth Brelsford McGary and brother of the late Lillian Jane Whitecraft and brother-in-law of the late John Rucker.

        Bob is survived by his daughter, Joy Ellen Marie; he was the proud grandfather of Joseph McGary (Kyle) and Jimmy Barruzza, and the great grandfather of Mackenzie Marie McGary and Joseph Robert McGary. He is also survived by his brother Warren McGary and his wife Dorine of Yardley and his sister-in-law Carol Rucker and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

Bob grew up on a dairy farm along with his cherished family. He served in the US Army and was a specialist in radio communications. He was a graduate of both Penn State University where received his degree in agriculture and horticulture and also from Temple University where he received his degree in landscape architecture. After Bob’s military service and his graduation from college, Bob and Tootie expanded Tootie’s family business to include Bright Leaf Landscape Center and Florist that operated until their retirement a few years ago.

 Bob was a man who will be remembered for speaking softly and communicated much with very little words. He was a man of true character who believed in his God and often would seek and view the best in all. In his leisure time, he enjoyed Penn Sate sports and enjoying the beauty in nature. Bob enjoyed being with his family, his children and grandchildren who brought a smile and a twinkle to his eyes.

       Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 9:30am until his Funeral Service 11:00am at Addisville Reformed Church 945 Second St. Pike Richboro. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Richboro.

       Contributions in his memory may be made to Addisville Reformed Church at the above address.       

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Robert D. Back Jr.

Robert D. Back Jr., of Perkasie, PA, formerly of Quakertown, PA passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 after a long battle with cancer at Abington Hospice at Warminster.  He was 62 years old.

He was the high school sweetheart and loving husband of Denise Rockovits Back for 43 years.

Born in Doylestown, PA he was the son of the late Robert D. and Geraldine Jackson Back.

He graduated from Palisades High School, Kintnersville, class of 1975.  Bob founded South Main Tire/BBack Car Care, which he opened in 1984.

He was devoted to and loved his family tremendously and enjoyed spending time with them. Bob made many friends in his lifetime and he truly valued their friendship. He was always there to lend a helping hand and loved being a part of the community. Bob was passionate about all Philadelphia sports, but especially the EAGLES. Go Birds!

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Bobbie Hicks and her husband Kevin of Doylestown and Lindsey Anne Hufner and her husband, Gregory of Doylestown. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Elizabeth Hicks, Thomas Hicks and Reese Hufner.

His family will receive relatives and friends on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Ave (at Sandy Ridge Rd) New Britain. His interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Abington Hospice at Warminster, 225 Newtown Road, Warminster, PA 18974. Please write “Robert Back Jr." on the checks in the memo line.

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Karen Lisa Smith

Karen Lisa Smith of Warminster died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health, surrounded by the love of those nearest and dearest to her.  She was 32.   

A devoted and loving daughter, Karen was born in Philadelphia to Douglas J. and Karen L. Smith of Warminster.   

She was the loving and devoted companion and Angel on earth to Jeffrey Watson Jr. and affectionately known to Jeff’s son, Landen, simply as “Kare Kare”.  Together they shared two years of love, laughter and family as they ventured through life.   

Along their journey Karen and Jeff  had two non-surviving daughters, Ava and Autumn, who provided an infinite amount of hope and light. Even though their life on earth was not to be (Autumn passing away just days before her mom and Ava a year ago), they were loved immeasurably.

Karen graduated from William Tennent High School and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from West Chester University immediately followed by a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Drexel University.  She was devoted to her career and was most recently caring for patients at Aria-Jefferson Health-Torresdale Hospital in Philadelphia in the Emergency Department and Trauma Center.  She also enjoyed the beach and countless vacations to Wildwood, NJ.   

Karen was selfless both in her work and her personal life, always putting the needs of others, including the strangers she would care for at the hospital, before her own.  She had a heart of gold and was sweet, loving and caring, while at the same time confident, independent, and strong willed.  Sometimes a force to be reckoned with, you always knew how much you were loved by her and how much she truly cared.  Her death leaves many broken hearts but also a multitude of precious memories.  She will be missed and never, ever forgotten. 

In addition to Jeff and her parents, Karen leaves behind her sisters, Amanda L. Langford (Matt) of Warminster and Erin L. Smith of Warminster.  She was the loving “Aunt Kern” of Brielle and Colton Langford and the adoring “dog mom” of her Boxer, Jaxson.  She is also survived by Jeff’s parents, Carol and Jeffrey Watson, Sr.; his Aunt Lisa Yandrasits , Godparents Steve and Mary Smith; and was also loved by countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and more friends than there are stars in the sky. Additionally, she will be greatly missed by her Jefferson Torresdale family!  Karen was also preceded in death by her Grandparents John and Louise Schneider and James and Wilma Smith.  

Relatives and friends are invited to gather and greet Karen’s family on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 10:00 AM until her Funeral Service at 12:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 E. Butler Ave. (at Sandy Ridge Rd.), New Britain, PA 18901.  Her interment will follow in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Chalfont.     

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karen’s memory to the Karen Smith Nursing Scholarship online at https://giving.jefferson.edu/giving-guide/give/karen-smith-nursing-scholarship.html or by mail to the Karen Smith Nursing Scholarship, c/o the Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement, 125 S. 9th St., Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  Donations may also be directed to Every Mother Counts, 180 Varick Street Suite 1116, New York, NY 10014. 

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Rita C. Smith (Cunningham)

Rita Jones Smith (nee Cunningham) passed away peacefully on Friday, November 08, 2019. She was 88.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the beloved wife of the late Charles Smith and daughter to the late John and Margaret McKay Cunningham.  She was preceded in death by her cherished sister, Regina New and her loving brother, John Cunningham as well as her former husband Edward S. Jones.

Rita graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School.  When she wasn’t busy caring for her children, she worked as an administrative assistant for the government and retired from the Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster.  Rita enjoyed traveling, dancing, singing, solving crossword puzzles and spending time with her family and friends.  She was an avid Eagles fan, and she particularly loved singing in the chorus at Neshaminy Falls, where she resided. 

Rita is survived by her loving children; Rita Miller, Michael Jones (Donna), Deborah Wolfe, the late Edward Jones (Susan), Francis Jones, and Carole DiGiuseppe (Stephen Dolinski), her grandchildren; Matthew, Michelle, Christopher and Nicholas, as well as many cherished nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:30 AM until her Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church, 1325 Upper State Rd., North Wales, PA 19454. Her interment will take place privately.

Contributions in Rita’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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Robert L. Harmon

Robert L. Harmon of Lansdale died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 8, 2019 Abington-Lansdale Hospital. He was 75.

Born in Media and raised in Woodlyn, PA Robert was the beloved husband to Kathleen Tavani and the son of the late Larrimer Jes Harmon and Anna Case.

Robert graduated from Ridley Township High School and East Stroudsburg University. He was an avid golfer and sports fan, but will be most remembered for his generosity, his caring spirit and great handshake.

In addition to his wife Kathy, Robert is survived by his loving son Matthew Harmon of Tampa, Fl, his sisters Lillian Albertus and Aerrie Harmon. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and countless best friends.

Robert’s family will receive friends on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 11:00am until his memorial service at 12:00 noon in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 241 East Butler Avenue (at Sandy Ridge Road) New Britain, PA 18901. His interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. www.bbbs.org/donate/

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