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Recent Obituaries

Alfred Grogan

Alfred Grogan of Doylestown died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, August 7, 2020.  He was 91.

Al was the beloved husband of 66 years to Jeanne J. Morton Grogan, and the father of the late Shelagh Bowen.

Born at home in Bound Brook, NJ he was the son of the late James J. and Catherine E. Boyle Grogan.

Al was a proud Veteran of the Army who served during the Korean War.  He started his career as a lab technician at Ansco, where he worked for over 20 years.  Al then made a shift to the wholesale food brokerage industry where he ended his career as a regional manager at ConAgra. He and Jeanne loved traveling and made many trips to Europe with close friends. He was an avid sports fan; being especially passionate about football where he had a knack for citing sport trivia statistics from past decades. Upon his retirement, Al devoted many hours volunteering for organizations that supported the most vulnerable members of our communities.

In addition to his beloved wife Jeanne, Al is survived by his loving and devoted children: Gail Munley of Lansdale, PA, Susan Albert and her husband Bruce of Belmont, MA, and James Grogan and his wife Melissa of Minnetonka, MN.  He is also survived by his twelve loving grandchildren, one dear great grandson and many loving nieces and nephews.

Al’s Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:30AM  in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 215 East Court Street Doylestown, PA 18901.  His interment will follow at Doylestown Cemetery. Given the current pandemic and the need to adhere to appropriate travel precautions, the funeral mass will be live streamed. The family asks that all attendees wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Al’s memory may be made to the Sacred Heart School in Camden New Jersey or to Doylestown FISH.

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Michael B. Hager

Michael Bruce Hager, of Doylestown, died peacefully at home on August 6th, 2020.  He was 67 years old.

Born in Doylestown, Mike was the son of Arthur and Estella (Mitman) Hager. He was a 1971 graduate of Central Bucks West.

After High School he graduated with a certificate in a then emerging field of Computer Programming from the Computer Educational Institute in Philadelphia. He began his computer career with Scott Environmental Technology before moving to Unisys (then Sperry UNIVAC), where he had a successful career spanning over 30 years and two continents.

Mike was curious and driven in all his endeavors, but he was especially talented in fixing cars and computers, photography, fishing, and gardening.  His sense of humor and quick wit were unique and he adored his children and five grandchildren. Mike had a loving heart for adopting older cats that needed new homes and also training squirrels with peanuts. He was a wonderful cook and leaves behind cherished family recipes from his Pennsylvania-German roots.

Mike will be deeply missed by his children: Michael (Trista) Hager, Jessecca Hager (Carter Seeley), Arianne Hager (Keith Crumley), and grandchildren: Blake, Camryn and Harper Hager and Meredith and Devon Seeley.  Mike is also survived by his brother Henry (Bev) Hager.

Mike’s children thank his friends, Larry and Rosemary, for their love, empathy, and friendship to him.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation in Mike’s memory. PMSF, P.O. Box 1153, Osprey, FL 34229 or pmsf.org.

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Joseph J. Schickling, Jr.

Joseph James Schickling, Jr. suddenly left this life to move on to the next one on August 6, 2020. He was 66.

Joe leaves behind the love of his life, Susan T. Carroll Schickling.

Born in Philadelphia, Joe was the loving son of the late Joseph J. Sr. and Lucy Capaldi Schickling.

Joe and Susan met at 5 years old and were drawn together instantly. They were lucky enough to have over 60 years by each other’s side. They were always known as the neighborhood couple and their love story is one for the books.

“Pop”, as he was always lovingly called, would always be offering motorcycle rides, candy, and Stock’s cake. He was a gentle giant and his grandkids could quickly turn him into mush. Joe will be missed at his Thursday beer nights by new and lifelong friends.

Joe traveled cross county on his motorcycle 3 times. He and Sue traveled to Ireland and Scotland last year for the trip of a lifetime. He loved the culture and pubs. He loved his life, his family, and his friends, and will be missed by so many.

Joe is survived by his loving children; Patrick Noll (Jen), Joseph Noll (Kim), Susan Schink (Justin), Laura Schickling (Mike), Julianne Morlando (John), Elizabeth Steinberg (Greg), and Joseph “Bud” Schickling, III. He is also survived by many grandchildren, and one more on the way. He will also be missed by his brothers and sisters, as well as his many friends.

Family and friends are invited to greet the family on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.), Richboro, PA 18954. Joe’s services and interment will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s name may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, P.O. Box 758580, Topeka, KS 66675-8589.

 

 

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Rita R. Foley (Grosso)

Rita R. Foley of New Britain died peacefully and surrounded by her family on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at her home. She was 88. 

Rita was the loving wife of the late William H. Foley. 

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Orozio and Angelina Tripoli Grosso. 

Rita led a long career in Electrical and Medical manufacturing where she enjoyed her hands-on work until fully retiring at the age of 83.  In her spare time, she showed off her artistic skills in drawing and ceramics and created a complete ceramic manger scene for Christmas. 

Rita was a consummate host and was always more than willing to entertain family, friends, and neighbors with fellowship and an expertly crafted meal in her home, especially at the holidays.  She was also a devoted parishioner of St. Jude Parish in Chalfont where she briefly served as the cook for the rectory.  She enjoyed travelling, especially trips to Greece and Italy to see where her family was originally from and, she was known to test her luck on the lottery, always swearing that next ticket would be the “big one”. 

Finally, yet most importantly, Rita was devoted to her family and especially treasured time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she adored endlessly.  She will be dearly missed. 

Rita is survived by her children, Diane Gibson (Jon) of Bedminster, NJ, Joe Foley (Angie) of Perkasie, PA, Billy Foley (Mary) of New Britain, PA, Donna Foley of San Clemente, CA, David Foley (Kelly) of New York, Michael Foley (Kelly Koper) of Philadelphia, PA, Carol Graf (Jim) of New Britain, PA, Patrick Foley (Jackie) of Warrington, PA.  She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by four siblings. 

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Monday, August 10, 2020 from 11:00 AM until her Funeral Mass 12:00 PM at St. Jude Church, 321 W. Butler Ave., Chalfont, PA 18914.  Her interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, Huntingdon Valley.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rita’s memory to St. Jude Parish Church at the above address.

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Catherine B. McCann (Roik)

Catherine B. McCann passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in Doylestown Hospital. She was 84 years old.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the loving daughter to the late Kurt and Barbara Stampfer Roik.

Catherine was the beloved wife to the late Master Sergeant Joseph G. McCann, Sr. for 54 years.

Catherine, who is known to many as Kate, was a strong and driven woman who lived for her family, shopping for everything and anything that was beautiful to her, and of course YumYum’s powder cream donuts. She was blessed that in her last few months to be surrounded by her loving family and to have an incredible support team of nurses, caregivers, and those who just simply wanted to spend time with her to see her happy.

Catherine is survived by her 2 loving children; Joseph G. McCann, Jr. (Donna) and Kellie A. Dolan (Ron), as well as her 5 grandchildren; Casey, Ronnie, Danny, Tamera, and Gary, and great-granddaughter Brianna.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Catherine’s funeral Mass on Friday, August 14 at 11:00 AM at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 Street Rd, Warminster, PA 18974. She will be laid to rest with her late husband on Monday, August 24 at 1:30 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Catherine’s name may be made to the Bucks County SPCA, P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.

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