Alan H. Dewar
Alan H. Dewar succumbed to his cancer on March 24, 2016. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Al grew up in Saginaw, MI and graduated from the Solebury School in New Hope, Pa.
He attended Kenyon College and served in the Navy as a pilot in the Korean war. After his military service he finished his college at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Al was a Financial Advisor with several additional degrees from the American College in Bryn Mawr. He enjoyed the business community and was an active member and President of both the Brooklyn, NY and the Doylestown Rotary Clubs.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Wetherill Dewar; 4 children from his first wife including Michael from New Hampshire and Holly from Reno; 4 step children from his late wife, Margery McKenzie Dewar; 2 step children from his current wife, Kimberly S. Laughlin and Kristen W. Mims. And numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, PA. A reception will follow in the Chapel. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, Al requested donations be made to either the Salvation Army or Wounded Warriors.
Source: Shelly Funeral Homes
John Edmund Egner Jr.
John Edmund Egner Jr. of Middlebury, VT passed away on July 13 at the age of 80. John was born on November 4, 1932 in Glen Ridge, NJ to John Edmund Egner and Mildred Watkins Egner. He attended Verona High School and the New Hampton School and graduated in 1951. He earned a Business Degree from Lehigh University and an MBA from Seton Hall University.
John worked for Goodall Rubber Company for 25 years living in the Philadelphia and Boston areas. After retiring, John moved to Middlebury and became involved in the community, he was a member of Middlebury Fitness, a faithful member of St. Stephens Episcopal church, and he enjoyed singing in the St. Stephen's choir, and served on the board of Shard Villa. Never one to rest, he consulted for several firms keeping him involved in the business community and traveling the country.
On April 21st, 1956, he married Debra Colby at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, PA. They honeymooned in Bermuda at Elbow beach. John served in the Army during the Korean War and was discharged in 1957. John and Debra have five children. Tracy Welch, of Weare, NH, Marcy Wisnowski of Middlebury, Scott of Boston, MA, Mark of Princeton, NJ, and Brett Egner of Yardley, PA. John was devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren.
He had a lifelong love for music, was passionate about politics and sports, and could be found most weekends watching his children or grandchildren play sports from grade school through college. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Debra; daughters, Tracy and Marcy; and sons Scott, Mark and Brett; son in law, Tom Wisnowski, daughter's in law, Maeve Egner, Kathryn Gellenbeck and future daughter in law, Olivia Radon. Nine grandchildren; Heather, Reese, Lexi, and Corey Wisnowski; John and Ashley Egner; Lindsay Bernard and Keara Welch; and Josie Egner. Arrangements are under the direction of Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.
A memorial service was held on Saturday July 20th at 4pm at the St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Middlebury.
Memoral Services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church Solebury on Aug. 17th at 2 p.m.
Online condolences may be made at www.sandersonfuneralservice.com
Source: Sanderson Funeral Service
George "Ken" Fischer
George K. Fischer of Doylestown passed away Saturday, February 23, 2013. He was 100 years old. George was the husband of the late Grace Woolley Fischer, his first wife and the late Anne Green Fischer, his second wife.
George served during WW II, attaining the rank of Lt. Col.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and did graduate work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was president of Flow Engineering, Inc. and was director of Sensor Technology, Inc.; American Meter Co., Ametek, Inc. and Uniloc, Inc.
George was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers; the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Instrument Society of America.
Mr. Fischer had been president of Buckingham Civic Association; a member of the Buckingham Township Planning Board; a trustee of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Wyncote; a member of Manufacturers' Golf & Country Club, Seaview Country Club, Philadelphia; Seniors Golf Association and The Wayfair Club.
George is survived by his son: G. Kenneth Fischer, Jr., husband of Elaine. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Grace.
Relatives and friends are invited to George's memorial service, 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Church Solebury, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA.
Source: Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home
Colonel Joseph L. Thomas
Joseph L. Thomas of Lahaska passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, 2013, at Clare Bridge in Dublin. He was 76.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Elizabeth (Betsy) Thomas; his three children, Joseph Thomas (and his wife, Daisha) of Imperial, Mo., Craig Thomas (and his wife, Betsy) of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Leigh Caldwell (and her husband, Kevin), of Riverview, Fla.; his three grandchildren, Joseph M. Thomas, Lamarq Caldwell, and Janae Caldwell; his two step-granddaughters, Nicole Harshany and Alexis Wanner and his brother, Paul (his wife, Dorothy) Thomas of Union City, Pa.
Born in Big Run, Pa., in 1937, Joe was the son of Milton and Maude Thomas.
He graduated from the University of Colorado, where he met his future wife, Betsy, and went on to earn a Master's degree from the University of Oklahoma. He also graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College.
A decorated Vietnam War veteran, Joe was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star, among other military honors. He served more than thirty years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Colonel in 1988. Joe later served as manager of Aerospace Systems for AEL Defense Corporation in Lansdale, Pa., and as vice president for Aerospace Systems at Oxley, Inc., in Branford, Conn.
Joe loved to pursue his interests in world affairs and genealogy.
He served as president of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council, president of the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), and vice president general (Rocky Mountain District) of the National Society of the SAR. He was active in the Society of Colonial Wars, serving as governor of the Colorado Society and later deputy governor general of the National Society. He was also a member of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims and Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor, as well as several retired military organizations.
Joe and Betsy moved to Bucks County in 2007, where they purchased Meadow View Farm, an early Federal stone farmhouse on three and a half acres. Joe became actively involved in Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury, the Solebury Township Historical Society, the Doylestown American Legion Post, the Lambertville/New Hope Rotary Club, the Philadelphia Chapter of the SAR, and the Washington Crossing Chapter of the SAR, for which he eventually served as president.
Joe also enjoyed pursuing his hobbies, which included reading, genealogy, local history, antiques, and traveling around the world.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC, at a date to be announced.
In lieu of sending flowers, please consider making a charitable donation to Disabled American Veterans or Trinity Episcopal Church.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, February 2013
Thomas E. Mellon Jr.
Thomas E. Mellon Jr. died Tuesday morning January 15, 2013 at his Doylestown home with his four sons and his wife around him.
He had bravely endured eight years of treatment for pancreatic cancer, during which family, friends and loyal colleagues sustained him both personally and professionally.
The son of Thomas E. Mellon Sr. and the late Honor McCormick Mellon, Thomas is survived by his wife and law partner, Sara M. Webster, and his sons, Thomas III, Christopher, Ryan (Lauren), and Henry, and by his granddaughter, Julia Marie Mellon. He is also survived by his brothers, Edward (Hongcheng Zhou), Robert (Deborah Romanski); aunts, Joan Hunter and Mariann McCormick; nephews and nieces, Eddie, Sean, Peipei, Elizabeth, Lauren and Eric and his former wife, Marilyn Mellon.
Thomas's zest for life, generosity and abiding loyalty to his loved ones and colleagues defined him as a person. He lived life abundantly and on his own terms.
Thomas graduated from St. Joseph's University and Georgetown University Law Center and received his Masters from Harvard Law School. In 2012 he earned a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. He established the Doylestown law firm now known as Mellon & Webster in 1982.
After clerking for the Honorable William H. Hastie, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Thomas spent seven years in the United States Attorney's Office where he served as chief of both the Narcotics Unit and the Criminal Division. Thomas prosecuted the first endangered species case, which laid the foundation for today's environmental law enforcement.
Through his focus on personal injury and complex commercial litigation, Thomas joined the fight against, most notably, American tobacco companies. He represented the widows and families of 9/11 victims and created the national consortium of attorneys who filed suit against Iran/al-Qa'eda.
His cases have been the subjects of several books, and he served as a television news commentator for the O.J. Simpson trial and as a subject matter expert for a wide range of articles and reports on legal issues.
Thomas was a leader in the trial bar, politics and the community. He was past president of the Bucks County Bar Association and served as president of the Bucks County Legal Aid Society. He served as chair of the Democratic Party of Bucks County, member of the Pennsylvania Democratic Committee and one of the political directors of the Clinton-Gore campaign in Pennsylvania.
Thomas arranged for the first group of American lawyers to visit Havana, Cuba, in 1999.
He served on the Board of Directors of the Bucks Mont Katrina Relief Project, which has raised millions of dollars for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in Hancock County, Mississippi. He led more than one hundred attorneys and others on multiple trips to Hancock County to clean up the devastation, rebuild homes and assist in the construction of new community buildings such as the food pantry and animal center.
Relatives and friends are invited to Thomas' funeral service, 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Trinity Episcopal Church Solebury, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, where the public may call from 9 a.m., prior to the service or Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Interment will follow the service Saturday in Doylestown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Thomas E. Mellon, Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Bucks County Bar Association, 135 East State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 or to: Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (www.afcri.upenn.edu).
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, January 2013
Bromley Wharton Lowe Sr.
Bromley Wharton Lowe Sr. passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. He was 76.
He always tried to be faithful to his friends, family and his Lord.
Bromley was a descendant of the Lowe Family from England and Ireland, who arrived in the City of Brotherly Love in 1685 as part of William Penn's Holy Experiment.
He married Suzanne Holtzman at Christ Church in Old City, Philadelphia on Dec. 7, 1968. He later became a vestryman at the church.
He was the devoted son of the late Deborah Coles (Faile) and Alfred Mifflin Lowe. He was the proud father of Bromley Jr. and his wife, Leslie (Pike), and their children, Bromley Wharton 3rd and Cameron; and his loving daughter, Alexandra and her husband, Andrew Logan, and their children, Phoenix, Fiona and Roman.
Bromley was born in Philadelphia, into a large and fun loving family. His five siblings were the late Alfred Mifflin (Marion), and the late Helen Lowe Roedell (George), Marshall David (Nana), Henry Appleton (Rita), and Cecilia Doyer Lowe Sweeney (Henry). He was the uncle of 16 nieces and nephews; and a great uncle 20 times. Two of his closest pals were his faithful yellow Labs, Sonny and Willy.
For three years he served with the U.S. Army in Germany. Upon returning to Philadelphia, he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, following in his father's footsteps.
His business career began in a close and successful partnership with his brother, Henry. Together they established and managed the firm of Empire Abrasive Equipment Corp. from 1959 until they sold the corporation in 1985.
Bromley was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury, The St. George Society, Sons of the Revolution, and The Society of the War of 1812. For the past 35 years, Bromley and Suzanne thoroughly enjoyed sharing their much loved Cuttalossa Farm with family, friends, artists, photographers, neighbors, charities and strangers. Bromley always took a keen interest in gardening and agriculture, and was especially proud of his title of shepherd. He also worked as a volunteer for Big Brothers, Meals on Wheels, Pet Therapy, and The Red Cross Homeless Shelter.
Relatives and friends are invited to Bromley's memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Trinity Episcopal Church Solebury, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury. Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate your donation in Bromley's name to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Childhood Communication, (Cochlear Implant Program), Foundation Lockbox #1352, P.O. Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352.
Leaver/Cable Funeral Home, Buckingham
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, January 2013
Margery Ann Burke Bush
Margery Ann Burke Bush, long time resident of Lumberville, Pa., died peacefully on October 15, 2012 with friends and family at Rydal Park, in Rydal, Pa. at the age of 89. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she married George S. Bush in 1945. He predeceased her in 2005.
Her early years were spent working as an elementary school teacher in Michigan, Minnesota and California. After settling down in Lumberville in 1968, Margery volunteered for the Republican Party, the League of Women Voters and was a founder and long-time board member of the Board of Directors of the New Hope-Solebury Adult Community School. She loved social events, speeches, and music, especially opera, symphony, and chamber and was an active member of the Delaware Valley Music Club. Her gregarious personality and magnetic charm lit up a room and she easily made friends wherever she went. Her commitment to and love for others have led to decades-long friendships.
She leaves behind a daughter, Susanna (Mark) Manstein, of Rydal, Pa. and a son, Richard (Diane) Bush of Oswego, NY. She also leaves behind six beloved grandchildren: Auri, Lila and Mattan Manstein and Zachary, Alex and Elizabeth Bush; one nephew, Roger (Chris) Hill of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and her dearest friend, Joanne (Bruce) Katsiff.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the following adoption agency: The Children's Home Society of New Jersey, 635 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08611.
Source: Richard Bush
Stanley Robert Hastings
Stanley Robert Hastings died on August 30, 2012 in Estero, FL, just two months short of his 94th birthday. He was predeceased by his wife of 70 years, Elaine (Mansfield) Hastings, who passed away on June 12 of this year.
Stan was born by the wharf at 7 Glover Street, Marblehead on October 3, 1918, the eldest of three children raised by Carrie May (Snow) and Charles Melvin Hastings.
On weekends in the winter, Stan was part of that first generation of enthusiastic downhill skiers who rode the snow train north to Conway, NH. He was there on the headwall of Tuckerman Ravine in the third and final American Inferno of 1939, ducking frantically out of the way as Toni Matt famously shot over the lip in his legendary schuss down Mt. Washington.
Stan was proud to be the first of his family to attend college. Working part-time and still playing football and basketball, he earned his B.S. in Chemistry at Northeastern University in 1941. A few months later his father tracked him down during one of his Pinkham Notch outings to tell him he had been hired by pharmaceutical giant Merck in Rahway, NJ, a company to which he committed the next 40 years of his life. He married Elaine in 1942, commuted to night-school at New York University, earned his M.B.A., and rapidly rose to upper echelons in the managerial hierarchy of Merck.
In 1957 he purchased an 18th-century farmhouse on Street Rd. in Lahaska. At "Apple Valley Farm" the family taught themselves to be a part-time farmers, builders, horseback riders, and jacks-of-all-trades. Father did this in addition to development and quality control of new products at Merck Sharp & Dome. During this perion, both Stan and his wife were active members of Trinity.
Stan retired in 1981 and began living the dream of many a New Englander, spending summers in Waterville Valley, NH and winters in Ft. Myers Beach, FL. An avid hiker since his Eagle Scout days, he and his wife ventured out on many a trail in the White Mountains as well as the Swiss and Austrian Alps. Stan and Elaine traveled extensively before and during retirement, and he remained an active boater, fisherman, and golfer well into his 80's.
He leaves two sons, Professor Stanley Robert Hastings, Jr., and wife Dagmar (Tuzilova) Hastings of Wallisellen, Switzerland, and Professor Charles M. Hastings and wife Rebecca (Smith) Hastings of Farwell, MI; also one grandchild, Robert Alex Hastings, wife Jitka (Simsova) Hastings, and great grandchild Grace Elaine Hastings, of Dietlikon, Switzerland; and many Snow and Christianson relatives in Marblehead and beyond. Stan was predeceased by younger brother Melvin Hastings, whose children, Charles and Libby and their families live in MD and VA, and by younger sister Muriel Hall, whose children, Judy and Charles, live in FL.
A Memorial Service and Graveside Burial were held at the Hastings lot of Waterside Cemetery on September 4, 2012. Arrangements were entrusted to the Eustis-Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm St., Marblehead.
Source: Robert Hastings, September 2012
Ruth S. Turner
Ruth S. (Fennimore) Turner, of New Hope, Pa., formerly of Stockton, N.J., passed away on April 8, 2012.
She was the beloved wife of Benjamin W. Turner; mother of the late Page Virginia Turner; daughter of Virginia (Hendricks) and the late Howard Frank Fennimore.
She was the sister of Frank (Marsha) and Fred (Marianne) Fennimore; aunt of Lindsay, Jordan, Mariel, Freddie, and Jesse.
Relatives and friends are invited to Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA 18963, where funeral services will begin promptly at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 12. Interment will follow in Trinity Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alex's Lemonade Stand, Foundation for Childhood Cancer, 333 E. Lancaster Ave. #414, Wynnewood PA 19096. Stillman's Memorial Chapel,
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, April 2012
Douglas Glover McArthur
Douglas Glover McArthur died on April 5, 2012 at his home in New Hope. He was 93.
He was married to the former Helen Barbara Felton for 48 years until her death in 1992.
At 12 he became an Eagle Scout and at 15 he participated in the Boy Scout World Jamboree in Hungary. At 17 he bicycled through the U.K. beginning a lifelong love of travel.
He was a graduate of Collingswood High School and the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the army in World War II rising to the rank of Major.
He worked as a C.P.A. in Philadephia retiring from his post as treasurer of Hahnemann Hospital.
Always active in his community he took many leadership roles at Trinity Solebury Episcopal Church, the Bucks Co. Audubon Society, and the St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia.
He was the longest serving member of his parish and was beloved for his humility, generosity, humor and integrity.
Surviving are three children: Sandra L.Woodriff of Charlottesville, Va., Joanne G. McNaught of Lewes, Del., and Scott D. McArthur of New Hope; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 6587 Upper York Road, P.O. Box 377, Solebury, PA.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, April 2012
Katherine (Kitty) Wiedersheim Petrie
Katherine (Kitty) Wiedersheim Petrie of Doylestown, Pa. and Nantucket, Mass. died March 16, 2012. She was born May 30, 1927. Her parents were William A. Wiedersheim and Martha Walton Wiedersheim of St. Davids, Pa. where she grew up, attending Shipley School and Pine Manor College.
Mrs. Petrie was a long time resident of Solebury before moving to Doylestown. She had the distinction of being the first woman to serve as Rectors Warden at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, where she was a long time member.
She was an avid tennis player and trap shooter. Mrs. Petrie was a member of the Acorn Club and the Valley Forge Gun club for three decades and the champion of the women's Trap Shooting league of Philadelphia in 1969 and 1970. Mrs. Petrie worked along side her husband, John, in their leather goods manufacturing company.
Mrs. Petrie is survived by her three sons: James (Mary), Theodore (Susie), and William Gribbel, her stepson, Charles Whittaker Petrie, and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Petrie in 1996, her brother, William A. Wiedersheim Jr., and her sister, Elizabeth Lloyd Carter.
Services will be held Monday, March 26th at Noon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, March 2012
With Ann and their son Andy by his side, Chuck Bamford peacefully passed away the morning of July 25th.
A service to celebrate the Chuck's life will be held in the the near future - the date to be determined.
Chuck, Ann and Andy have dealt with this sudden devastating illness with remarkable strength, grace, faith and love. Your prayers and friendship will continue to comfort Ann and Andy.
Carol Jean Lansill, 76, a third generation San Franciscan and long term resident of Bucks County, PA, died at Temple Hospital in Philadelphia Friday May 6th after battling a long illness.
Daughter of the late Claire and Bernard Flanigan, Carol became a renaissance woman, thriving as a wife, mother, interior designer, art historian, food adventurer, Bible scholar, accomplished gardener, political expressionist, docent, visionary volunteer, adventurous traveler, and meaningful friend to so many people.
Her versatile passion, fierce intelligence, extravagant humor, as well as room brightening smile and charm will be missed by her friends and extended family across the globe, and especially by her devoted husband (and best friend) of 52 years, Frederick Lansill, of New Hope, Pennsylvania; her children, Janet, Florence, Italy; James (Jane), Brooklyn, New York; Brad (Kim), Los Angeles, California; and grandchildren Camilla and Filippo, Florence, Italy; Quinn and Lucinda, Brooklyn, New York; and Hannah and Stella, Los Angeles, California.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00am Thursday, May 26th, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA 18963.
Source: New York Times, May 10, 2011
Elizabeth W. Short
Elizabeth W. Short passed away Saturday December 18, 2010. Born 1915 in the Frankford section of Philadelphia she was the daughter of the late Caroline and Adolph Werner. The family moved to Bucks County in 1932 living in Holicong at High Winds. She met and married William B. Short in 1940 moving to Solebury. He died in 2000.
Throughout her life she was always there for you. She was a member of the New Hope Women's Club, NGA, Solebury Farmer's Club and Trinity Church Solebury. She was a master at cooking, sewing and gardening, but best of all she was Mom. In 1963 along with her husband she was an integral part of the Make Believe Players a children's theater started by Arthur and Marilyn Gerold. There was not a costume she could not repair.
She lived in Solebury for 70 years raising a daughter Carolyn Fox a son William W. Short. Along with her daughter and son she is survived by William's wife Beth, plus nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a granddaughter Anissa Weimer, her husband Eric, 2 great grand children Brian and Kaitlyn. She was preceded in death by her grandson Brian Short.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Life Celebration and services Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Rd., Solebury. Interment will follow at Solebury Friends Meeting. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Eagle Fire Company, P.O. Box 314, New Hope, Pa. 18938 or to Lambertville New Hope Ambulance & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Family services by Leaver Cable of Buckingham.
Source: Carolyn Fox, January 2013
Rodney E. "Monty" Montgomery Jr.
Rodney E. "Monty" Montgomery Jr. died at his home in Doylestown on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, surrounded by his family. He was 86.
Mr. Montgomery retired in 1987 from IBM, where he worked for 34 years. He began at IBM as a salesman, held a number of succeeding positions at the company and eventually retired as a corporate resident manager. While on loan from IBM, he worked for Mayor Lindsay and the City of New York from 1966 to 1967. Following his IBM career, he consulted and served on the board of several companies, including Advanced Ceramics.
Prior to working at IBM, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a night fighter pilot in the Pacific during the final years of World War II. A decorated airman, he was best known as the first Marine pilot to shoot down a Japanese fighter over the Philippines. He returned to service in the Korean War, where he commanded a Marine helicopter squadron.
During his life, Mr. Montgomery pursued numerous interests including fine woodworking, gardening and travel. He was an accomplished athlete, who enjoyed playing baseball, basketball, tennis, squash and golf, and continued to be a competitive golfer well into his 80s. He was a volunteer at Doylestown Hospital for nearly 20 years, and a founding adult sponsor of Trinity Church's Youth Group.
He was born on Nov. 23, 1923 in Spencer, Neb., and was raised in Norfolk, Neb. He received a bachelor of science degree from Creighton University then attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a master's degree.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen Sterling Montgomery; his three children, Rodney Montgomery III, Peter Montgomery and Lucy Montgomery Glancey; his grandchildren Tiffany Montgomery Stroup, Ashley Montgomery and John Glancey; his great-grandchildren, William Stroup and Micah Stroup; and his dog, George.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 9 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, P.O. Box 377, Solebury, PA 18963. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rodney E. Montgomery fund for Youth Ministries at Trinity Church at the address above.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, December 30, 2009
Stephen A. Socha, 55, of Yardley, PA, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at his home. Born in Trenton, and formerly of Chilmark, MA, he lived in Martha's Vineyard, prior to moving to Yardley this past August.
Mr. Socha was the former owner of Country Carpentry in Martha's Vineyard. He was a graduate of Glassboro State College and a member of Trinity Solebury Episcopal Church, where he was active as a volunteer.
He enjoyed sailing and the water. Mr. Socha loved his family and spending time with them, especially his granddaughter Ella. Son of the late Walter and Esther (Kolb) Socha, he is survived by his wife, Victoria "Tori" (Brindle) Socha; his daughter and son in law, Jennifer P. and David Richardson of Morrisville, PA; his uncle, John Socha (and wife, Florence) of Solway, NY; his granddaughter, Ella Victoria Richardson, and his companion - his dog, Phebe.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at the Trinity Solebury Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Rd., (Route 263) Solebury, PA. The Rev. Marshal Shelly will officiate. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received at the church after 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Trinity Solebury Episcopal Church, PO Box 377, Solebury, PA 18963, or to Hope for the Animals, P.O. Box 877, Morrisville PA 19067. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, Morrisville, PA.
Source: The Times of Trenton, January 2009
Wendy A. Woodcock of Warwick passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, surrounded by her family, after an extraordinarily courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 52.
Wendy was born in Albany, N.Y. She graduated from New Hope Solebury High School in 1974. She lived all her life in the New Hope area.
She was a realtor for Kurfiss Real Estate in the New Hope/Doylestown Office. She was a member of Bucks County Board of Realtors, volunteered at Full Circle Thrift Store and was a longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury.
Wendy is survived by her beloved husband, Ronald B. Holland; her loving daughter, Victoria Holland; her devoted mother, Barbara Woodcock; her father, David A. Woodcock; her siblings, Susan Guinan, Allen Osteen, Zee-Anne Campbell, Lori Felten, Susan Furek, Mary Ellen Fuller; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend Wendy's life celebration on Tuesday from 11 to 1 p.m. at Leaver-Cable of Buckingham, 4886 Old York Road, Buckingham, and to her memorial service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury. Interment will follow in Trinity Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Wendy's name may be made to Peacemeal at Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 377, Solebury PA 18963. Please make check payable to Trinity Episcopal Church and place Peacemeal on the memo line.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, January 19, 2009
Marjorie A. (Anderson) Elliott passed away Saturday, December 20, 2008 at home with her family in Carversville. She was 80. Marjorie was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Gunder and Esther (Thompson) Anderson.
She attended Solebury Elementary School, the one-room schoolhouse, then moved to Trenton, N.J., and graduated from Trenton High School in 1946. She attended Wooster College in Ohio and graduated in 1950 with a degree in political science.
Marjorie married Andrew Elliott in 1952 and settled in Carversville in 1955. Together, they started Elliott Realty with offices in Centre Bridge and Trenton, N.J. She enjoyed the real estate business and was a broker for more than 50 years.
Marjorie revered the Bucks County area for its natural beauty, rich history and the many friends she had made over the years. Her favorite activities were walking, particularly along the Delaware River, and birding. She loved music and the arts, and was a longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury.
She was philanthropist who belonged and contributed to many organizations, including the James A. Michener Art Museum; Phillips' Mill Community Association; Friends of the Delaware Canal; Delaware River Mill Society; AARK Wildlife Rehab and Education Center; and Bucks County Audubon Society; the Delaware Valley Music Club; Riverside Symphonia; Bucks County Symphony Society; the Historical Society of Bucks County Carversville, New Hope and Solebury Township; the Fox Chase Cancer Center; and the Bucks County Association of Retarded Citizens (BARC).
Marjorie is survived by her husband of 56 years, Andrew Elliott; and her son, Drew Elliott of Selma, Ore. She is also survived by her sister, Doris A. Mather (Luther Strasen); her niece, Catherine Mather-Grimes (Dwight Grimes); great-niece and nephew, Emma and Ethan, all living in Fort Wayne, Ind.; her nephew Geoffrey T. Mather (Ellen) and great-niece and nephew Elizabeth and Luke of Albuquerque, N.M.
Family and friends are invited to attend Marjorie's funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2009, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road (Route 263 and Sugan Road), Solebury. The family will receive friends in the chapel room from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Solebury Friends Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church at the above address or to any of the organizations she patronized in life.
Online condolences may be e-mailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Bucks County Herald, Jan 1, 2009
William David French passed away Wednesday Nov. 19, 2008. He was 63. William was the beloved husband of Sandra "Sandy" French for 41 years. They lived in Solebury for the past 14 years. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on Dec. 29, 1944, to the late Madge and Elwin French.
He graduated from Arizona State University and soon went to work for Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he worked for 31 years. He retired in 2001 as an executive in Professional Relations.
Bill was a devoted husband and father. In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his daughter, Lori French of Solebury, his son, David French and his fiancA e, Brianna Keilar, of Alexandria, Va.; his sister, Beverly Webb and her husband, Jim, of Rockwall, Texas; his brother, Ken French and his wife, Odette, of Austin, Texas; his uncle, Robert Kidney and his wife, Nancy, of San Jose, Calif.; his sister-in-law, Linda Daly of Mesa, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend Bill's funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday November 24 in Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Old York Road, Solebury, where the family will receive friends after 10:30 a.m. in the chapel. Interment will follow at Doylestown Cemetery.
Bill was an avid woodworker, therefore, in lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County, 31 Oak Avenue, Suite 100, Chalfont, PA 18914.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer, November 21, 2008
Violet B. Stedman
Violet B. Stedman died on September 5, 2008. Former Secretary of Our Lady Help of Christians R.C. Church. Loving daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Meyer. Beloved wife of John H. Stedman. Devoted mother of John P. Stedman and his wife Laura and Brian D. Stedman and his wife Debbie. Adoring grandma to Jayme, Erica, Allison, Justin, Jana, Lorraine and Tara. Cherished great-grandmother to Dylan Stedman.
Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M. from the MARINE PARK FUNERAL HOME, 3024 Quentin Rd., Bklyn. Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M., Our Lady Help of Christians R.C. Church. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Violet's memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1834, Merrifield, VA 22116-8034.
Source: NY Daily News, Sept 6, 2008
Albert W. Worthington
Albert W. Worthington, a lifetime New Hope area resident, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008. He was 82.
Albert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was an avid hunter and fly-fisherman. He designed fishing flies and had many articles published in fly tying magazines. He spent his summers in Ecum Secum, Nova Scotia.
Albert is survived by his beloved wife, Joan, and was preceded in death by his first wife, Audrey. He also is survived by his stepson, David Newman and his wife, Rosa, of Littleton, Colo.; his stepdaughter, Diane Roberts and her husband, Ron, of Eagleville, Pa.; his step-granddaughters, Elizabeth Faust of Boyertown, Pa. and Jessica Panaccion and her children, Chloe, Layla, and Melina of Pottstown, Pa.
Relatives and friends are invited to Albert's funeral service at 10 AM on Wednesday July 2, 2008 in Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, where interment will take place following the service.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer / www.phillyburbs.com June 30, 2008
Kathryn F. Glazier
Kathryn F. Glazier, died in New Canaan, CT, on Friday, May 9, 2008, after a long battle with Alzhiemer's disease. She was born on July 29, 1939. She is survived by her husband Mr. Earl Glazier, their three children and grandchildren.
There was a memorial service in Trinity's chapel on May 24, 2008 (no recording). Kathryn was laid to rest in the cemetary and her husband, Earl, has generously contributed to the Trinity Solebury Cemetary Fund for the beautification and preservation of this natural space, in honor and memory of Kathryn's life.
Instead of an official obituary, the words spoken at the memorial service by their granddaughter, Ms. Anne Brainard were offered for this record:
'When I think of KK, I think of a strong, loving Grandmother. KK taught me how to be very strong, she fought until she had nothing left. I hope that I will be as strong as her. She was very loving to me; she would always give me a hug and kiss. I remember one time KK had came to visit with us; we went outside on a sunny day; sat down on chairs and had a lesson of school. She was always a good listener to me. I would teach her and she would cooperate. I also remember when we would go down to the playground and have our gym class. I would make her do jumping jacks, jog, swing, and other games. I always liked to keep her busy. I loved doing all of this with her. She was happy during all of these activities. She always gave 110%. KK also taught me to behave nicely whenever John and I started to fight she wouldn't like it one bit. KK and I had a special bond that I will never forget. I know that in the future that she will guide me through tough times. KK has taught me many things and I am very thankful of her. I love her very much and hope tht God takes special care of her up in heaven.'
Source: Ms. Anne Brainard, Kathryn and Earl's granddaughter.
Wallace O. Sellers
Wallace O. Sellers died on Monday, May 5, 2008, surrounded by his family. He was 78.
Mr. Sellers was the retired president, chief executive officer and founder of Enhance Financial Services Group Inc., the first monoline reinsurer of the financial guarantee industry. He was also a former chairman of Natural Gas Services Inc. of Midland, Texas. Prior to his association with Enhance, Mr. Sellers spent his entire business career with Merrill Lynch & Co., where he held various senior management positions, including director of the municipal and corporate bond division, and director of the Securities Research Division. Mr. Sellers was a founder and the first chairman of the Public Securities Association (now the Bond Market Association), and was appointed by the SEC as one of the original members of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. He was the chairman of the! Resources Development Foundation and served as a consultant in public finance for Poland and Hungary. In addition to his employment activities, he was a trustee and member of the executive committee of the Hudson Institute and he was a member of the board of overseers at Roger Williams University. He actively supported numerous archeological excavations, the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women, and Trinity Church.
He received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of New Mexico, his M.A. from New York University and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University, and was a chartered financial analyst.
He is survived by his wife, Naudain; his three children: Chip Sellers, Susan Sellers, and Catherine Bowles; his beloved grandchildren, Ryan and Madeline Sellers and Ellie and Betsy Bowles; and his dog Lieu.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA 18963. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church at P.O. Box 377, Solebury, PA 18963.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer / www.phillyburbs.com May 7, 2008
Robert G. Stephens
Robert G. Stephens of Dublin, Pa. died Friday, May 2, 2008, at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville. He was 62.
Born and raised in Tiffin, Ohio, he lived most of his early life in Ohio, including Columbus and Cincinnati, and also lived in Detroit. In 1986, he moved with his family to Sergeantsville, N.J. and in 2000, to Bucks County.
Mr. Stephens was vice president of sales and marketing for Total Tec in Edison, N.J. from 1992 to 1999, and district manager for Digital Equipment Co. in Piscataway from 1986 to 1992. He served as sales manager for several area companies.
He was a 1970 graduate of Ohio State University. An avid follower of Ohio State University football, he enjoyed attending his sons' lacrosse games and was a fan of classic rock and blues.
Mr. Stephens was the son of the late Harold E. Stephens.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Reeves Stephens; his sons, Jesse Stephens of Villanova, Pa. and Rafael Stephens of Dublin; his stepdaughter, Gina Davio of Lambertville; his granddaughter, Isabella Clavel-Davio of Lambertville; his mother, Marjorie Ann Stephens of Centerville, Ohio; and his sister, Dr. Beth Ann Lewellyn and her husband, Jim, of Spring Valley, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, in Trinity Episcopal Church, Old York Road (Route 263) at Sugan Road, Solebury, where friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 377, Solebury, PA 18963. Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home,Lambertville, NJ
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer / www.phillyburbs.com
Robert M. Hobbs
Bob was the chef at our monthly Peacemeal dinners for 11 years and was a friend to Trinity and many communities throughout Bucks Co. A portion of his ashes will stay here at Trinity, the family will also place ashes in some of Bob's other favorites places.
ROSEMONT -- Robert M. Hobbs died at his home on Saturday, April 5, 2008. He was 60.
Born in Philadelphia, a son of Keith A. and Regina Stutz Hobbs, Bob was a resident of Rosemont for the past 15 years. He was a master chef and restaurant manager at Havana's in New Hope.
A gifted artist, he was a student at the Flesher School of Art in Philadelphia and enjoyed working in various media, including watercolors, silk-screening, pottery and especially oils. He was a voracious reader and loved to travel. Generous to family and friends, Bob loved bringing people together and sharing his talents with them, both culinary and artistic. He was a dedicated volunteer, participating in the Manna Program, preparing and delivering meals to HIV patients in Philadelphia and in the Peacemeal ministry at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, Pa., which hosts a monthly community meal providing nutrition, support and fellowship for people living with HIV/AIDS in Bucks County and those who love them.
He is survived by his sisters, Marie Ann Kearney of North Cape May, Regina "Jeanie" Hobbs of Cheltenham, Pa. and Anne "Nancy" Gallagher and her husband Leo of Philadelphia; his nieces and nephews Annemarie, Joann, Diane, Jimmy, Michael Danny, Eddie and Paul; and his 13 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road at Sugan Road, Solebury.
Donations in Bob's memory can be made to the church, Box 377, Solebury, PA 18963 (www.trinitysolebury.org) . Make checks payable to "Trinity Church" and indicate on the memo line "Peacemeal -- Bob Hobbs".
Source: www.nj.com -Obituaries for the week of April 17, 2008
Elizabeth Jean Colladay
Elizabeth J. Colladay of Glenside died Monday, February 11, 2008, in Abington Hospital after a long battle with cancer. She was 81.
Betsy was the daughter of the late Cyril L. and Frank A. Colladay Jr.
She is survived by four siblings, Kaye Aman of Arizona, Charlotte C. van Ingen of Warwick Township, Harold A. Colladay of Glenside, and Robert C. Colladay and his wife, Frances, of Mountaintop, Pa. She is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews, and 12 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Betsy lived in Glenside all her life in the home designed and built by her mother. She graduated from Abington High School and attended Pierce Business College. She then worked in the investment department of Fidelity Bank until retirement.
Betsy was an avid horsewoman whose lifelong love of animals also included a long line of dogs and birds.
She was devoted to her close-knit family and was a frequent hostess for holiday and birthday gatherings. In addition, Betsy was an ardent "do it yourselfer" who could frequently be found renovating her beautiful home and gardens.
A memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, April 26, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Bucks County, P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer / www.phillyburbs.com
Elizabeth M. Bagg
Elizabth M. Bagg died February 28, 2008, at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland.
Born Mary Elizabeth Miller on February 5, 1917, she spent her childhood in Philadelphia, PA and Ocean City, NJ. She holds degrees in Library Science and English from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. As young bride she moved to Maryland with her husband the late Thomas C. Bagg, Jr. Together over 52 years, they built their home and reasied their children in Potomac, Maryland.
Betty was a teacher and librarian for the Montgomery COunty Public Schools. As an active ember of the community she served in many organizations as President of the Episcopal Women's Guild, member of Alpha Chi Omega, Chevy Chase Women's Club and Delta Kappa Gamma. She volunteered as Girl Scout leader, Den mother, in PTA, Sunday School teacher, and at Ivymount School.
With her husband Tom, they loved being involved in square dancing. Scottish dancing, Montgomery Players, traveling and playing bridge. They were active members of St. Francis Episcopal Church.
She is predeceased by her husband, Thomas Campbell Bagg, Jr., her brother, Josiah Borden Miller, sister, Margaret Miller Laws. She is survived by her children, Patricia and Norman Cole, Carol and Robert Carpenter, Johanna and Thomas Bagg, III; her grandchildren, Andrew and Susannah Cole, Jennifer and Michael Eanes, Anne and David Boberski, Mark and Kate Carpenter, Eric Bagg and Morgan Bagg; and her three great grandchildren, Henry Cole, Will Boberski and Ava Carpenter. Her niece, Nancy Millinci, was loved as her third daughter. Betty Bagg loved life and welcomed friends as family into her home and heart. She will missed.
A memorial Service will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 10033 River Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854, Saturday, March 8, 2008, at 3 p.m. Reception to follow at the church. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Episcopal CHurch, Potomac, MD: Ivymount School, Rockville, MD; or Montgomery County Maryland Public Libraries.
On May 10th she was laid to rest with her husband, Tom, in the cemetary at Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury.
Source: Douglas McArthur
Gerald S. Huestis
Gerald Stephen Huestis, a retired U.S. Navy captain, of Hartsville died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. He was 86. He was the beloved husband of Martha Barrett Huestis for 62 years.
Born in Lockeford, Calif., on Sept. 9, 1921, he was the son of Stephen Decatur and Tessie Caroline Huestis.
He did his undergraduate work at the College of the Pacific and the University of California at Berkeley. He later received a master of science and professional aeronautical engineering degree from the California Institute of Technology. He was also a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College.
He joined the U.S. Navy through the Naval Aviation Cadet Program and served in the Pacific as a torpedo plane pilot aboard the Jeep Carrier USS St. Lo. He was aboard the St. Lo when it was sunk in a kamikaze attack during the Battle for Leyte Gulf in October of 1944. He continued his naval career in research and development for 26 years, serving tours of duty on both coasts and in Japan.
Upon his retirement from the Navy in 1968, Gerald worked for General Electric Co. Space Division in Valley Forge as a project engineer. In 1971 he was transferred to Germany, where he was a space craft consultant to the German government. When he returned to the United States in 1973, he joined Farnsworth Cannon Inc., a research and development engineering firm.
In 1977 he formed Navmar Inc., now Navmar Applied Sciences Corp., a professional organization that offers analytical, engineering, science and state-of-the-art technology services to address the needs of government and industry. In 1992, under Gerald's management, Navmar was awarded the Best Small Business Award for the region. He officially retired in 2002 at the age of 81.
Gerald was an early and devoted fan of the computer age, building his first computer in the early 1980s. He remained fascinated with the latest in technology all his life. He was a farmer at heart, always looking for a way to grow a better tomato, but his adventurous spirit and inquiring mind carried him and his family around the globe.
He was a longtime member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, where he served on the Vestry and was involved with the Property, Finance and Strategic Planning committees.
Besides his wife Marty, he is dearly loved and survived by eight children, their spouses and 14 grandchildren, Cathleen Taro and her children, Brian and Anna, of Ketchikan, Ark.; Laura Huestis of Hartsville; Mary Mattison, her husband, Newt, and their children, Barrett, Stephen, and Elizabeth, of Lynden, Wash.; Jane Halloran and her husband, Bill, of Ketchikan, Ark.; Nancy Huestis, her husband, Randy Stocker, and their daughter, Janey, of North Bend, Wash.; Patty Stetson, her husband, John, and their children, James, Mary, Thomas, Stephen, and Matthew, of New Hope; Stephen Huestis, his wife, Shelley, and their children, Will, Dora, and Tess, of North Bend; and Elizabeth Huestis of Alpine, Calif. He will be sorely missed by all of them. He is also survived by his nephews, Dennis and Michael Huestis, and his great-niece and great-nephew, Emeri Littel and Phillip Huestis.
Relatives, friends and colleagues are invited to a Celebration of Life for Gerald Huestis to be held 1 PM Monday December 10th, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury. A reception will follow in McArthur Hall. Interment will be held privately in Trinity Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, it was Gerald's wish that donations be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, P.O. Box 377, Solebury, PA 18963. Leaver Cable Funeral Home, Buckingham.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer - December 7, 2007
This past week, as many of you have heard, marked a sad moment in the life of Trinity. One of our most senior members, Marion Moreton, passed away Wednesday November 13, 2007 at her Pennswood residence. Her passing was peaceful and quick. The night before she had been talking on the phone with family and friends, and even had dinner plans with some of her fellow residents for dinner that next night. To say that Marion's membership at Trinity spans the better part of a century at Trinity does not come close to the impact she has had on generations of Trinitarians and members of the wider New Hope-Solebury community. She was a devoted daughter of this parishi and many enjoyed her friendship, her wisdom and intellect, her wit and her honest spirit. I can't begin to tell you how many people have come to me in the past couple of days to tell me of a moment in their own lives when Marion offered up to them support, care or friendship in such a way to to remind them of the dignity, grace and presence of God in our midst.
We will be celebrating her life and marking her death on Monday, November 19, 2007 with a simple Burial Office in the church at 10:30 AM, followed immediately by an interment of ashes. Marion will be laid to rest next to her husband and daughter in the Trinity Cemetery. A light repast will follow in the Parish Hall.
Source: Rev. Marshal K. Shelly - November 16, 2007
Carl Frederick "Rick" Ackerman Jr.
Carl Frederick "Rick" Ackerman Jr., of Creswell, Md., died on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at his home, Mount Adams Farm. He was 55.
Mr. Ackerman was married to Katy Dallam, an English teacher and head of the Middle School at Harford Day School in Bel Air, Md. They had been married since 1992.
Born in Bucks County, he was the son of Carl Frederick Ackerman Sr. of Abingdon, Md., and the late Louise Sevin Ackerman.
He graduated from New Hope-Solebury High School and attended Mitchell College in New London, Conn.
Returning to Bucks County, Mr. Ackerman began working with heavy equipment and welding. In 1979, he realized a dream of owning and operating his own business, Carversville Equipment, in Carversville, Pa. This summer, he sold the business and relocated his machinery to Mount Adams Farm, his wife's family home.
Friends and family recalled that Mr. Ackerman was interested in genealogy and enjoyed reading American history and other non-fiction. He loved to go clamming while on vacation with his family in Massachusetts, and also enjoyed fishing.
While living in Bucks County, he was very active at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, where he will be interred.
He always liked fixing equipment and had a collection of antique Ferguson tractors that he was restoring.
His greatest joy came from being a father to his son, Samuel Webster Ackerman.
In addition to his wife, father, and son, Mr. Ackerman is survived by his sisters, Susan Ackerman Sommer of Maplewood, N.J., and Joyce Ackerman of Skamokawa, Wash., and a niece and a nephew.
Calling hours for friends and family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at home. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Bel Air, Md. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air, MD 21014. McComas Funeral Home, Abingdon, Md.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer - October 27, 2007
Page V. Turner
Page Virginia Turner, beloved daughter of Ben and Ruth Turner of New Hope, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2007, after a heroic three-year battle with cancer. She was 25.
Born in Raritan Township, N.J., she was a lifelong resident of New Hope. In 2004, Page earned her bachelor of science degree in textile and apparel design from Cornell University and went to work for Regatta USA Pacific Alliance in New York.
A member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, Page was one of the founding members of the Trinity Youth Group. She was also a generous contributor to many charitable organizations.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her fianci , Chuck Boyle, and her beloved, lifelong friend, Elena Austin. Also surviving are her grandmothers, Virginia Fennimore of Stockton and Doris Page Turner of Nashville, Tenn.; her uncles, Fred Fennimore and Frank Fennimore and his wife, Marsha, all of Stockton, Robert H. Turner and his wife, Sherry, and Douglas Page Turner, all of Nashville. Page also is survived by Earlene and Alex Austin and her many beloved cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Calling hours will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, 21 York St., Lambertville, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, 333 E. Lancaster Ave. #414, Wynnewood, PA 19096, in support of childhood cancer research or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, Lambertville, N.J.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer - October 22, 2007
William H. Rorer III
William H. Rorer III of Lumberville died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at his home after a short illness. He was 71 and died of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a brain disorder.
He was the husband of Susan Straus Rorer.
Born in Abington, he was the son of the late Herbert C. and Adelaide Brown Rorer.
Mr. Rorer attended Episcopal Academy in Wynwood and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958, after which he served in the U.S. Navy until 1963. During those years, he served on the Cruiser USS Canberra and the submarines USS Tusk and USS Entemador.
After his Naval career, Mr. Rorer was employed by William H. Rorer Inc., a pharmaceutical company founded by his grandfather, where he worked until his retirement in 1987, holding various positions in manufacturing and management. Upon retirement, Mr. Rorer was president of William H. Rorer Inc. and executive vice president of the present company, The Rorer Group. He served on the board of the Rorer Group, the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge.
Since his retirement, Mr. Rorer had remained active in both business and civic affairs, serving as a consultant to several pharmaceutical companies and serving as president of Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, during the late 1980s. He was also active with the U.S. Navy League.
Mr. Rorer enjoyed boating, skiing and scuba diving and was an avid reader of Naval history.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, William H. Rorer IV of Philadelphia; his daughters, Pennington R. Moss of Bellevue, Wash., and Samantha R. Mooney of Southport, Conn. and his six grandchildren. Mr. Rorer also is survived by two sisters, Faith R. Sloan of Lumberville, and Whitney R. Chandor of Pineville.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, in Trinity Episcopal Church Solebury, 6587 Upper York Road, P.O. Box 377, Solebury, PA 18963. There will be no calling hours. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Rorer's name may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church at the above address or The Navy League of the Unites States, Philadelphia Council, 5344 Walden Way, Doylestown, PA 18901. Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer - August, 2007
William D. van Ingen
William Dirk van Ingen passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 29, 2007.
He was the husband of Charlotte Colladay van Ingen for 55 years.
Born Nov. 6, 1923, in Highland Park, Ill., he was the son of Captain William Dirk and Margaret Ridlon van Ingen.
The son of a U.S. Army cavalryman, Bill was raised in the northeast United States, where he developed a passion for the outdoors, especially horses and skiing. He enlisted in the 10th Mountain Division (Medic-85/86) to serve in World War II, and also served with the occupational forces in post war Japan.
A lifelong horseman, Bill earned a spot on the 1950 U.S. Equestrian Team, and later was a co-founder and first instructor of the Huntington Valley Hunt Pony Club. That year, he also met his wife, Charlotte, at the Philadelphia Ski Club. They were married Dec. 29, 1951, and had lived in Warwick Township, ever since.
His 43-year career in the financial industry was spent as a trust officer or vice president with a number of major banks. A graduate of the P.B.A. Trust School, at Bucknell University, he also attended Drexel University and Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y.
He was active in the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division and was a past president of the Delaware Valley Chapter. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the National Board of the 10th Mountain Division Association. A supporter of amateur ski racing, he served as a director and official of the U.S. Eastern Amateur Ski Association, and was also an avid competitor in alpine racing. He also served as a patroller in the National Ski Patrol System and was elected financial advisor for the Eastern Pennsylvania Region. Bill served as president and was named Chairman of the Board Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Ski and Winter Sports Museum and Hall of Fame, to which he was inducted in 2004. In 2003, he was also inducted into the Vermont Ski Hall of Fame.
Bill served as president of Hartsville Fire Co., president and board member of the Netherlands Society of Philadelphia, and secretary of the Dutch Studies Advisory Board of the University of Pennsylvania. He also was on the board and was a vice president of the Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture. He was very active in local politics. He was active in the Episcopal Church and was finance committee chairman of the Vestry in his church.
Bill, Dad, Grandpa, was always there for us. We will think of him fondly and miss him dearly.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children and grandchildren, Bill and Bonnie van Ingen (Dirk and Nicholette), Sky van Ingen (Robert, Erik, and Pieter), Jon and Lynn van Ingen (Nick Reffuge), and Lori and John Daukas (Misha, Mike); his sister, Ann Jensvold; and 10 nieces and nephews.
A remembrance and celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tenth Mountain Division Foundation, 133 S. Van Gordon St., Lakewood, CO 80228. Please reference William D. van Ingen/Scholarship Fund on your check.
Source: Doylestown Intelligencer - August, 2007
Barbara Ann Longstreth Ingerman
Barbara Anne Longstreth Ingerman died peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at Smoke Lane Farm, her long-time home in Buckingham Twp. She was 90.
Mrs. Ingerman was the wife of the late Charles Stryker Ingerman, who passed away in 1997.
Born August 29, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Anne Droop Longstreth of Haverford, Montgomery County.
Mrs. Ingerman had a broad education in the US as well as in France and Switzerland. She was an avid reader and was fluent in French, German and Spanish. This gracious and generous lady devoted her life to helping others. In addition to numerous national charities, her time and financial support locally extended to the League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood, the Bucks County Housing Group and A Woman's Place. She was also a mentor and provided assistance at the Bucks County Prison and Vita.
For more than twenty-five years, she worshiped at Trinity Episcopal Church-Solebury, where she was particularly interested in the Women's Reading Group and outreach through the Heifer Project and Alternative Gifts International.
Mrs. Ingerman is survived by her daughter, Barbara Anne Longstreth Sharp Parsons, three grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews in Virginia and Florida and three step children and their families. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Robert T.D. Longstreth in 2004.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at 11 AM Tuesday, April 17, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Rd., Solebury, PA. Interment will follow in Church of the Redeemer Cemetery, Pennswood and New Gulph Roads, Bryn Mawr, PA.
Source: Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home - July, 2007
John Pierson Kengeter
Retired surgeon John P. Kengeter died Feb. 17, 2006. A former staff surgeon with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he had been chairman of the Department of Surgery of the Community Medical Center in Toms River, N.J. He served as secretary of the Society of Widows and Orphans and as a member of the board of trustees of the Medical Society of New Jersey. His extramedical passions were raising sheep and collecting antique cars. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Japan and Korea. Surviving him are his wife, Jane, a daughter, and two sons.
Source: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
Florence D. Banning
Elisabeth Catlin Fergusson
Richard Balfour Fox
Richard B. Fox died May 27. A resident of Stockton, N.J. and a financial consultant since 1988, most recently with Janney Montgomery Scott in New Hope, Pa. He served on the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, N.J., and helped organize fundraising events, including those that aided the churchi s youth programi s efforts to improve parks and houses in inner-city Philadelphia.
Source: University of Pennsylvania
Mary B. "Buncey" Brooks
Leonard Stanley Tyson
Beverly Fuller Garnett
Beverly Fuller Garnett of New Hope, died in an accident on August 22, 2006 at the age of 68. She was horseback riding with a friend near her vacation home in Vermont when the horse brushed up against an electric fence and bucked, throwing Garnett to the ground. She died instantly of a broken neck, according to reports.
Mrs. Garnett had attended Springside School and was a graduate of Radnor High School and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Since 1993 she owned and managed the Windy Bush Gallery in New Hope, where she held classes and exhibited other artists' work as well as her own. For the past several years, Garnett had been teaching landscape and portrait classes at PAFA.
Mrs. Garnett was predeceased by her husband, William M. Garnett, who died in 1991. She is survived by two sons: Fuller Tarlton, Brett Tarlton (Jennifer); two daughters: Beverly Garnett and Dawn Suhr (John); four grandchildren; her sister, Meredith Fuller Sonderskov; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Aug. 26 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, Pa. She was buried with many generations of her family at St. Mary's Episcopal Church cemetery in Warwick, Pa. That church was founded in 1806 by Garnett's great-great-great grandfather, the Rev. Levi Bull, DD.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad St., Phila, PA 19102.
Source: Chestnut Hill Local - September 2006
Charles V. "Bud" Swain, Jr.