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Recent Obituaries

Marie Brimo

Marie Brimo passed away peacefully in her home in Yardley, PA on Sunday, January 12, 2020, surrounded by her daughters and loved ones. She was 90.

Marie was a truly kind, generous, and remarkable person. She grew up in Philadelphia, and raised her children in Churchville.  In her earlier years, she enjoyed traveling the country, bird watching, dancing, playing cards, and socializing with groups of friends. She was a member of the German club. She enjoyed summers with her family at Penn Lake where she was well-liked by her daughter's friends & the community. Marie was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for many years. She was of the Roman Catholic faith.

In later years, she and her beloved late husband, Herman, enjoyed their time between South Carolina and Arizona, where their home had her favorite view of the Catalina Mountains. They continued traveling through Elderhostel, eager to try new adventures. They were active volunteers. Although a gentle person, Marie met life's challenges with resiliency and faith.

In recent years, her focus was on spending time with her family and lifelong friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as reading and watching her evening shows surrounded by a lifetime of memories. An understanding, caring listener, she continued to be loved and well-respected by her children's and grandchildren's friends, and well-liked by everyone who met her.

Marie lived her life fully with enthusiasm, endurance, faith, and love for her family.

Preceded in death by her daughter, Susan, she is survived by her daughters Dolores (Kevin), Carolyn (Ray) and Elaine (Allan). Additionally, she leaves behind her grandchildren, Shawn (Aaron), Joshua, Daniel (Sarah), Kristina and her two sons, Brandon and Michael, Joseph, Mark (Jessica) and their son, Liam; her brother, Otto; nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.

Services will be private; let's celebrate her character by being especially kind today.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to help veterans through DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust or to the American Heart Association.



Rocco P. Giovinazzo

Rocco P. Giovinazzo of Ivyland died suddenly of a cardiac event on Thursday, January 9, 2020.  He was 73. He was the beloved husband of Maribeth Quinn Giovinazzo for 46 years. In addition to his wife, Rocco is survived by his loving daughter, Rose Hunsicker, her husband Joseph and their three children; Rocco, Thomas and Madeline Rose.

Born in Abington, Rocco was the son of the late Joseph and Rose  Giovinazzo and was the youngest of their 11 children. He was predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters; Rose Cataldi, James Giovinazzo, Anthony Giovinazzo, Barney Giovinazzo, Pat Giovinazzo, Catherine Giovinazzo and Fred Giovinazzo. He is survived by his brother Dominic Giovinazzo and sisters Pauline Fioritto and Phyllis DeAngelo. This family gave him 38 nieces and nephews to love, and they continued to fill his life with immeasurable joy, and so many wonderful great-nieces and nephews.   

Rocco loved his days at Abington and Upper Moreland High Schools, which have been so important in his life because so many people from those days continue to be great friends. He had a successful career as an agent with Allstate Insurance, retiring 20 years ago. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed racing, boating and golf. Rocco will be greatly missed but forever remembered as a loving and devoted friend, husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewings on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00PM in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Road) Richboro, PA 18954 and on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 9:30AM until his Funeral Mass at 11:00AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Road,  Richboro, PA 18954.  A luncheon will immediately follow the Mass.

If so desired, in lieu of flowers, consider a contribution in Rocco’s memory to St. Vincent de Paul Parish, as listed above, or to the charity of your choice.



Thomas F. Gilbert

Thomas F. Gilbert of Churchville died peacefully at St. Mary Medical Center on Thursday, January 9, 2020.  He was 81.

Tom was the beloved husband of 58 years to Eleanor Mauser Gilbert.

Born in Philadelphia, PA he was the son of the late Frank T. and Helen Piorkowski Gilbert.

Tom was a proud veteran of the Army.  He enjoyed gardening and growing vegetables that he would share with family and friends during the harvesting period.  He also honed his talents at preserving the harvest by canning them in various brines and sauces.  Tom enjoyed family gatherings, dining on crabs, and dancing, but above all he cherished any moment he spent with his adoring family.  Tom will be greatly missed, but eternally loved and remembered by everyone who he has loved and cared for.

In addition to his wife Eleanor, Tom is survived by his two loving and devoted children: Thomas F. Gilbert II and his wife Marian of Holland and Tammy D’Arcy and her husband William of Doylestown.  He is also survived by nine loving grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, his sister Katherine Wolaniuk and his brother Edward Gilbert (Eileen).

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 starting at 9:30 am followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 654 Hatboro Rd. (at Tanyard Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954.  His interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated, in his memory to Womens Animal Center, 3839 Richlieu Road Bensalem, PA 19020



Sue Heitman (Simmons)

Sue Heitman of Newtown died peacefully and surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday, January 9, 2020.  She was 88.  

Sue was the loving wife of the late David R. Heitman.  

Born in White County, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Oden and Braskie Bond Simmons.  She was also preceded in death by brothers Clevie Simmons and James Simmons.  

Sue started her life on her family’s farm in Indiana.  Her desire for education would find her completing hernursing education at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana, where she also began her career as a registered nurse. It was during this time that she would begin her studies in mathematics, starting at Purdue University.  She would later earn her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Butler University and subsequently a master’s degree in mathematics from IUPUI.  

While at Purdue she met her loving and devoted husband, David.. Throughout life Sue and David were partners and provided a loving family environment for their children .

When her children entered high school, Sue became a high school mathematics teacher in the Indianapolis area. Later she and her husband would re-locate to Pennsylvania.  In retirement they enjoyed countless trips and were proud and doting grandparents.  Additionally, Sue’s thirst for knowledge found her studying various foreign languages.  She leaves behind a strong legacy of love and devotion to her family and will be dearly missed.  

Surviving are her children, Karl D. Heitman and his wife Tamiko of Newtown, and Karen H. Lyle and her husband Jerry of Poquoson, VA.  She also leaves behind her brothers, Max and Dale Simmons; four loving grandchildren: Klaus, Alex (wife Zhu), Jennifer, and Dennis and her great grandchildren Peter & Jacob.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday January 16th at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954.  Her interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown MD 21741.  



Joseph G. Ryan

Joseph G. Ryan passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. He was 77.

​Born in Philadelphia, he was the son to the late Nicholas and Florence Paige Keyhoe, father to the late Kimberly S. Ryan, and brother to the late James Ryan.

Joseph is survived by his loving children; Kelly A. McGuire (Donald), Karyn Hairston, Kyle Ryan, and step daughter Barbara Espinoso, as well as 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and sisters Laureen Schaffer and Andrea Sabella. 

​Services and interment will be held privately by the family.




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