Richboro (215) 968-8585
800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. Richboro, PA 18954
Joseph A. Fluehr III - SUPERVISOR
New Britain (215) 340-9654
241 East Butler Avenue New Britain, PA 18901
Joseph A. Fluehr IV - SUPERVISOR
Francis J. Grube, Ill died peacefully on Friday, July 31, 2020 surrounded by his family, at his home in Warwick, PA. He was 78 years old.
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, he was a 1959 graduate of Lincoln High School. He then proudly served in the US Marine Corp as a hydraulic mechanic where he maintained Cll9 and C130 Aircrafts.
After his service, he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a Movement Director. Ultimately, Frank retired in 2016 from the insurance industry where he worked for 42 years as an agent for New York Life Insurance Company, under Francis J. Grube Insurance Agency in Richboro.
Frank was an active participant in his community; he supported and coached both baseball and football in the Northampton Athletic Association. He loved to golf and was an avid Eagles fan. He enjoyed traveling and spending summers with family and friends in Wildwood, NJ.
Frank will be missed tremendously by his children, Lisa A. Mattox; Francis J. Grube, IV; and Julie A. Coakley; his grandchildren, Amber Galasso, Liam Coakley and Quinn Coakley; and his sister, Evelyn Coyle.
Following current health and safety guidelines, and with the use of masks, relatives and friends are invited to greet Frank's family on Thursday August 6, 2020 from 6pm to 9pm and Friday August 7, from 930 am to 1030 am at the Joseph A. Fluehr, Ill Funeral Home at 800 Newtown Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) in Richboro, PA 18954. His committal will take place at All Saints Cemetery Newtown, PA immediately following for family and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fox Chase Cancer Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research at 333 Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia, PA 19111.
Kathleen Grady Tavani
Kathleen Grady Tavani of New Britain Township, Pennsylvania, died peacefully at her home with her family present on July 29, 2020 after a courageous, three-year battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was 72 years old.
Kathy was born in Englewood, N.J., and grew up in Pompton Plains. She is a graduate of Pequannock Township High School and the Katherine Gibbs School. She has lived in Bucks County for the past 38 years.
She held several administrative positions at companies and nonprofits, including Warner-Lambert Pharmaceuticals, Gwynedd Mercy University, and Jarrettown United Methodist Church.
Kathy was active for many years at St. Jude Parish in Chalfont in various ministries and school committees. She was also a longtime member of Mercy Associates, a lay organization for Catholic women, in which she filled several leadership roles at the national and regional levels over the years.
Kathy enjoyed gardening and travel and became a voracious reader. She made multiple trips to Ireland, the home of her ancestors, and Italy, the home of her daughter-in-law. She was an outstanding cook and hostess and was well-known for her holiday meals and entertainment. Pasta with homemade tomato sauce, chicken cutlets, chicken piccata, and homemade pizza were family favorites and dishes that pleased her many guests.
She made friends easily and abundantly. She had an open heart, and was ready and willing to listen, to share, and to console. Her warm words and bright smile connected with people instantly.
The center of her life was her family. She was proud of her four children and 13 grandchildren and liked nothing better than to host them for family gatherings – the bigger, the better.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Edna Grady. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Bill; her four children: Matt (Heidi), Mark (Andrea), Mike (Cristina) and Beth (Jamie); her 13 grandchildren: Hannah, Dominic, Sam, Luke, Jack, Angie, Nina, Matilda, Ava, Ben, Jonah, Ruth, and Austin; her sisters Maureen Carney and Eileen Eisele; and her sister-in-law Roseanne Tavani. She is already missed by her many friends, some going back to grade school.
Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 10:00 AM until her Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM at St. Jude Church, 321 W. Butler Ave., Chalfont, PA 18914.
Her Interment will follow at St. John Neumann Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Kathy’s name to Manna on Main Street, 606 Main St., Lansdale, PA 19446, to help the needy enjoy wholesome food, which was such a central part of Kathy’s life and personality.
Robert A. Smevog of Richboro and formerly a long time resident of Southampton died peacefully on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at St. Mary Medical Center. He was 92.
Robert was the husband of the late Evelyn B. Stivers Smevog. Together they shared 64 years of marriage until her death in 2015.
Born in LaCrosse, WI on December 16, 1927, Robert was the son of the late Harold M. and Leona Houska Smevog.
Bob was a pilot and his greatest love was flying. He served in the US Navy in WWII and the Korean War. He was a graduate of the Aeronautical University of Chicago and worked as an aeronautical engineer for Beech Aircraft, Bell Aircraft, General Electric Corporation and Sikorsky Helicopter. In 1985 he was awarded the Pioneers in Space medal for his contribution to the US Space Program.
He is survived by his two children Jeanine Evans and her husband Lee of Fallsington, and Dr. Eric Smevog of Holland; three grandchildren Daniel Evans of Lancaster, Kathryn Esposito and her husband James M. of Newtown, and Douglas Evans and his wife Dr. Emma Moran Evans of West Lafayette, Indiana; and three great-grandchildren James and Bennett Esposito of Newtown and Caroline Evans of West Lafayette.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his graveside service at on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd., Newtown, PA 18940. Guests are kindly asked to arrive at the cemetery by 8:45 AM and please remember to wear a mask and recognize social distancing guidelines.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to Advent Lutheran Church, 45 Worthington Mill Road, Richboro, PA 18954.}
Edward Francis Nealis “Ted,” beloved husband and father, passed away suddenly Monday, July 27, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (nee Parkinson), and children, Andrew (Sandra), Jessica and Dane; his three siblings, William, Joseph (Cathy), and Barbara (Louis) Melendez; and treasured in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Nealis and Mary Lorraine (nee Mather).
Ted grew up in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. He graduated from Fr. Judge High School in 1977 and married the love of his life, Kathy, in 1982. He began his career with PECO as a meter reader in 1980. After 40 years of service, Ted was excited about his upcoming November 1st retirement from Exelon Power as an Operations Shift Forman.
Ted was devoted to his family and supported all of their endeavors. As an Eagle Scout himself, he was instrumental in his two sons accomplishing the same rank. Ted was proud of his daughter for following in his wife’s footsteps and pursuing a career in nursing.
Ted loved spending his time with his family, especially at the Jersey Shore. He was an avid sports fan and athlete who enjoyed fishing, hockey, golf and bowling. He took pride in everything he did; he was a self-made handyman and loved the challenge in fixing anything.
His last day was spent enjoying the beach surrounded by his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family on Tuesday, August 4th at St. Alphonsus Church, 33 Conwell Drive, Maple Glen PA. Viewing begins at 10 AM – 11:45 AM, with Mass following at 12 Noon where all in attendance will need to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
Ted’s interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, 3601 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA. 19148. Website: sniderhockey.org Snider Hockey uses the sport of hockey to educate and empower under-resourced youth of Philadelphia to prosper in the game of life.}
It is with profound sadness we announce that William “Bill” Darling passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 27, 2020. He was 58 years old.
Bill was the beloved husband to Monica Kader Darling for nearly 19 years, and father to Andrew Darling.
Born in Quincy, MA, he was the loving son to Frank and Laurel T. Smith Darling. He is survived by his sisters Sandy Murray (Ben), Janet Bonneau (John), Liz Tedlock (Brian) and Christine Duncan, as well as, many much loved nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brother Corey Darling (Jennifer).
Bill grew up in the Neponset area near Boston before moving to Western, NY as a child. After graduating from Eden High School, he joined the Navy and served with distinction on many important missions. He was passionate about his work in electronics, especially his experiences in defense contracting. After his marriage Bill moved with Monica from San Diego, California to Pennsylvania. Bill earned his degree at Excelsior College, and worked locally for Septa, B&R Moll, and Valmet.
Andrew was the purest joy in Bill’s life. He LOVED being a Hockey dad and being part of our extended Bucks County Hockey family. He enjoyed travelling all over the world especially to Montreal and Cancun, but most especially he enjoyed beating Andrew in Connect-Four, watching the Eagles win the Superbowl, and watching the Council Rock South Varsity Ice Hockey Team win their Championship this year.
Bill was our rock. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.
Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 10:00 AM until his funeral mass at 11:30 AM at St. Bede the Venerable Church, 1071 Holland Rd., Holland, PA 18966, which will then be followed with a US Navy ceremony. His interment will take place privately by the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill’s name may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.}
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