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Mildred A. Benson

Mildred A. Benson of East Rockhill Township died Monday, February 1, 1999 in Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Township. She was 81.

She was the wife of the late James W. Benson who died in 1995.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Samuel R. and Gertrude M. (Parks) Johnson.

Mrs. Benson had been employed by Philco Ford, Lansdale for 10 years until retiring in 1983. Prior to that, she had worked for Delbar Products, Perkasie for 17 years.

She is survived by four sons, Walter J. and Linford G. Benson, both of East Rockhill Township, David L. Benson of Sun City, Ariz., and Ronald S. Benson of Philadelphia; a daughter, Katherine Schaffer of Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pa.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Florence Trout of Quakertown and Katherine Alexander of Philadelphia.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 5, 1999 at 1:30 p.m. in the Bernard Suess Funeral Home, 606 Arch Street, Perkasie. Interment will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville. Friends may call Friday afternoon from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 
Eleanor V. Brown

Eleanor V. Brown of Warrington died Sunday in Doylestown Hospital. She was 73.

She was the wife of Albert F. Brown.

Eleanor was born in Philadelphia and lived there until 1963 when she moved to Horsham. She had been a resident of Warrington since 1993.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathleen M. Kennedy of Warrington and two grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at 10 a.m. at the Shelly Funeral Home, 1460 Easton Road, Warrington. Friends will be received Wednesday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until service time. Interment will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park.

If desired, memorials in Eleanor's name may sent to Doylestown Hospital, 595 W. State Street, Doylestown, Pa. 18901.
 

Barbara L. Bryan

Barbara L. Bryan of Pottstown died Saturday at Sanatoga Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pottstown following a long illness. She was 44.

Ms. Bryan was born on March 20, 1954 in Doylestown. She was the daughter of Helen (Turnicky) McChesney of Collegeville and James W. Bryan of Dingman's Ferry.

Ms. Bryan attended Lenape Junior High School, Doylestown and after moving to Albany, N.Y., graduated from Albany High School. She later attended the State University of New York, Cobleskil, N.Y.

Before her illness required her to move to Pottstown, Ms. Bryan was a computer operator for R.B. Wing & Son, Inc., Albany.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Bryan is survived by a brother, Bruce J. Bryan of Eagleville and two nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., 21 Main St., Trappe with the Rev. Robert V. Hanrahan, Pastor, New Britain Baptist Church, officiating.
 

Joseph A. Davis Jr.

Joseph A. Davis Jr., 80, of Pennswood Village, Newtown, Pa. and The Ferns, Cliff Island, Maine died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 23, 1999 aboard the Queen Elizabeth II at anchor off Hawaii.

Born in St. Johnsbury, Vt. August 18, 1918, he was the son of Joseph A. Davis Sr. and Bertha McGee.

Mr. Davis graduated from Germantown Friends School and Temple University, where he was active in student government and a member of the soccer and baseball teams.

A life and casualty insurance agent for more than 50 years, he was a Chartered Life Underwriter representing the New England Life Insurance Company and a broker for Washington Life Insurance Company, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company and Lloyds of London, among others.

A civic leader, he was a Trustee of George School for 25 years, was a founding director and Vice President of Chandler Hall Health Services, Vice Chairman and, for 30 years, a Director of the Delaware Valley Mental Health Foundation, and a past Chairman of the Philadelphia Orchestra Youth Concerts.

Mr. Davis resided in New Britain, Bucks County from 1948 until 1991 and served the community as Justice of the Peace, Republican Committeeman and a member of Borough Council.

Active in the community on Cliff Island, Maine, he was a director and past Chairman of the Board of the Land Association and the Cliff Island Association.

Mr. Davis was a member of the Doylestown Friends Meeting and the Mayflower Society.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Josephine Mierley Davis of Pennswood Village and The Ferns, Cliff Island, Maine; a sister, Alma D. Struble of Kennett Square; daughters, Susan D. Atkinson of Bristol, Pa. and Mary D. McNitt of Thornton, Pa.; and his grandson, David Joseph McNitt of Westtown School.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 20 at the Friends Meetinghouse on the George School campus in Newtown, Pa. at 2 p.m.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in remembrance of Joseph A. Davis Jr. be made to Doylestown Friends Meeting, 95 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown, Pa. 18901 or to The Cliff Island Memorial Fund, Cliff Island, Maine 04019.
 

Harold B. Davis

Harold B. Davis, "Hal", died early Tuesday morning in the nursing facility of the Pine Run Community, Doylestown. He was 86.

He was the husband of Catherine H. (Murray) Davis, and they had observed their 56th wedding anniversary last May. Prior to moving to the Pine Run Community in 1993, Mr. and Mrs. Davis lived at the Village of Neshaminy Falls in Montgomery Township, and were formerly of Oreland and Roslyn, Pa.

He was born in Philadelphia, a son of the late Albert and Florence Emma (Kurz) Davis. He graduated from Girard College, class of 1930 and continued his education, studying chemical engineering at Drexel Institute.

He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific with the Seabees during World War II.

Mr. Davis was employed as a chemical laboratory technician with SPS Technologies in Jenkintown until retiring.

A 46-year mason, he belonged to the Damascus Commandry No. 95, Knights Templar, Lansdale. He was also a Shriner and during his younger years played the tuba in their band.

He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church, Montgomeryville and a former member of the Abington Choral Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Robert J. Davis and his wife, Karen of Lititz and Link M. Davis and his wife, Nancy of Schwenksville. Also surviving are two grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at the convenience of the family on Saturday in West Laurel Hill Cemtery, Bala Cynwyd.

Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale
 

Irene L. Derr

Irene L. Derr of Pennsburg Manor, Pennsburg, formerly of Pipersville, died Monday, February 1, 1999 at Pennsburg Manor. She was 62.

She was the widow of Samuel Edwin Derr Sr. who died in 1977.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Newberry and Laura (Wismer) Sassman.

She was employed as a production worker at the former Dublin Pants Factory, as a cook at the former Pat Ferri's Restaurant (now The Grandstand) in Pipersville and most recently at Acme Markets in Doylestown, where she worked as a packager.

She enjoyed country music and was a "people person", affectionately known to many as "Mom".

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ellen, wife of David Schaller of Pennsburg; and two sons, Samuel Edwin Derr Jr. of Ottsville and Charles Oliver Derr of Huntingdon Valley.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service Friday, February 5 at 1 p.m. at Bergey Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Harleysville, where the viewing will take place from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Interment will be in Limerick Garden of Memories.
 

Daniel G. Gross

Daniel G. Gross, a Doylestown resident since 1942, died February 1, 1999 in Doylestown. He was 86 years old.

Born on September 2, 1912 in Danboro, Pa., he was the son of D. Arthur Gross and Dorothy Case Gross.

Surviving him are a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Richard Smith of New Britain; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Louise Gross of Quakertown; five grandchildren, Michael W. Smith and his wife, Sharon of New Britain, Richard A. Smith and his wife, Natalie of Upper Black Eddy, James D. Smith and his fiancee, Michaela Rice, also of Doylestown, Wendy Wiedemeier and her husband, Daniel of Quakertown and Brenda Eckroth and her husband, Bradley who presently reside in Hackettstown, N.J. Also surviving Mr. Gross are eight great-grandchildren. He was the husband of the late Hannah Satterthwaite Gross who died in 1987.

His working background was interesting and varied, the highlights of which included employment by William F. Fretz & Son, by Deep Run Packing Company and by Doylestown National Bank. In 1959, he became an owner and principal in Theodore L. Gross, Inc. and Gross Gourmet Foods, where he served faithfully until his retirement in 1979.

Mr. Gross was a member of Doylestown Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years. He was also a longtime member of the Doylestown Lions Club and the Loyal Order of Moose.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 1999 at the Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 182 W. Court St., Doylestown. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Doylestown Hospital, 595 W. State St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901.
 

Joseph P. Halbherr

Joseph P. Halbherr died early Saturday morning, January 30, 1999 in his home in New Hope. He was 71 years old.

Mr. Halbherr graduated from Northeast Catholic High School for Boys in Philadelphia. 

He enlisted in the Navy in 1945 where he served as a medical corpsman.

He was employed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, later Triangle Publications in Philadelphia for over 30 years, and then founded his own consulting firm, Input Graphics, Inc. in New Hope, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; his daughters, Jenine Halbherr, Geri Furterer, Marian Reichert and Christine Torpey; his son, Tom Halbherr; his sister, Elizabeth Nutting of Millersville, Md.; his stepdaughter, Anita Sands of Doylestown; and his stepsons, Christopher and Mark Sands of Houston, Texas. Joseph was the brother of the late Marie McCloskey and Frank Halbherr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Martin's Roman Catholic Church, New Hope, Pa. on Thursday, February 4, 1999 at 10 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Leaver-Cable Funeral Home, Buckingham
 

Lourdes Jarvela

Lourdes Jarvela of Solebury Township died Saturday, January 30, 1999 at Abington Hospital. She was 66.

She was the wife of Donald E. Jarvela.

Born in Veracruz, Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Pedro Zamudio Carvajal and Concepcion Aranda.

She was a resident of Solebury Township since 1992 and formerly resided in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

She was a member of St. Martin of Tours Church, New Hope.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Donna Jarvela-Rogan and her husband, Sean of Newtown and Doris Jarvela of West Chester, Pa.; one son, Walter Jarvela of Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren; and two sisters in Mexico.

Relatives and friends are invited to her mass which will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at St. Martin of Tours Church, 111 New Street, New Hope. Friends may call after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Leaver Cable Funeral Home, 4886 Route 202, Buckingham. Interment will be in St. Martin's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to SPCA, Street Road, Lahaska, Pa. 18931 would be appreciated by the family.
 

John R. Perry III

John R. "Jack" Perry III of Furlong died suddenly on Sunday, January 31, 1999 at Doylestown Hospital. He was 52.

He was the husband of Barbara Blaetz Perry.

Born in Scranton, Pa., he was the son of Grace Walsh Perry of Dunmore, Pa. and the late John R. Perry Jr. Jack graduated from Scranton Central High School and Bloomsburg University, majoring in education. He lived in Doylestown and Furlong since 1973.

Mr. Perry taught secondary math at C.B. West for 29 years, retiring in 1998. He also taught math at Delaware Valley College.

He was a member of the Mink Pond Club in the Poconos, a member of the CBEA, PSEA and the NEA. Jack worked for the educational testing service, he was a board member of the FASE productions and was a national grader for the A.P. Calculus exam.

Mr. Perry was a former swimming coach at C.B. West, J.V. Girls Basketball coach at Lenape Jr. High, and assistant coach of B.A.A. 1977 Travel Soccer team.

Surviving along with his mother and wife are one daughter, Tracy L. Perry of Alexandria, Va.; one son, Michael J. Perry of Furlong; and two brothers, Neil A. Perry of Naperville, Ill. and Robert J. Perry of Turnersville, N.J. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial tribute to Jack on Wednesday, February 3, 1999 at 7 p.m. at the C.B. West High School Auditorium, 375 W. Court St., Doylestown. Family will receive friends after the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship fund in Jack's name may be sent to C.B. West High School, 375 W. Court St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901. Make checks payable to C.B. West Activities Fund.

Reed & Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown
 

Edward Pickering III
Survey firm founder

Edward Pickering III, 88, of Pennswood Village, Newtown died January 25 at Pennswood Village Healthcare Center.

Mr. Pickering was a lifelong resident of Bucks County. He was born July 24, 1910 in Woodbourne, Middletown Township. He was the son of the late Georgia Michaels Pickering and Edward Pickering, Jr. and brother of the late Lewis W. Pickering.

Mr. Pickering attended grade school at Edge Hill School on Old Lincoln Highway, near the present day Oxford Valley Mall. He graduated from George School, Newtown, in 1929. He was a registered surveyor in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He began his career with Charles Henry Moon, a land surveyor in Woodbourne. He worked with his father as a land surveyor and established his own business in 1940.

During World War II, Mr. Pickering served with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary on River Patrol. Following the war he taught boating safety classes for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

In 1952 he formed a business partnership with Howard T. Corts and Gerald J. Summerson and expanded his surveying operations to include civil engineering. Today, Pickering, Corts and Summerson, Inc. has offices in both Newtown and Princeton, N.J.

Mr. Pickering served the Bucks County Court system in the capacity of land surveyor, where he sat as a member of a Jury of View dealing with property condemnation issues through right of eminent domain. He also served one term as the elected County Surveyor for the County of Bucks.

Mr. Pickering was a birthright member of Middletown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in Langhorne where he served as an overseer for many years. He was a member of the Conestoga Rod and Gun Club and the Philadelphia Marksmen's League where he was Small Bore Rifle Champion in 1952. He was a Commodore of the Bristol Yacht Club and a member of Family Motor Coach Association.

Mr. Pickering was a member of the Rotary Club of Newtown; Mt. Moriah Lodge 28 F and AM in Bordentown, N.J.; Scottish Rite, Valley of Allentown; Historic Langhorne Association; Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors; Trenton Engineers Club; Bucks County Land Surveyors Association; and a life member of the Langhorne-Middletown Fire Company.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Lippincott Pickering of Pennswood Village, Newtown; two sons and their wives, William D. and Katherine Pickering of Harrisburg and George L. and Nancy J. Pickering of Newtown; one daughter and her husband, Susan E. and John Whitback of Ellendale, Delaware; seven grandchildren: Laura, Mark and Glenn Pickering of Harrisburg; Matthew Whitback of California; John, Hannah and Rachel Pickering of Newtown.

A memorial service in the unprogrammed manner of Friends will be held February 13 at 2 p.m. at Middletown Friends Meetinghouse, West Maple Avenue, Langhorne. Interment will be private, at the convenience of the family.

Contributions in his memory may be made to George School, Newtown, Pa. 18940; Historic Langhorne Association, 160 West Maple Avenue, Langhorne, Pa. 19047; or the Assistance Fund at Pennswood Village, Newtown, Pa. 18940.

Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Newtown
 

Alexander W. Scott

Alexander W. Scott, 73, died suddenly on January 31, 1999 in San Jose, Costa Rica. He was a resident of Yardley, formerly of Wyncote.

Mr. Scott was a retired educator and principal in Cheltenham Township. He was a former president of the Glenside Lions Club and involved with the Old York Road Historical Society, where he enthusiastically promoted local area history.

Mr. Scott was a track and field standout at both Olney High and the University of Pennsylvania, having earned Philadelphia City Champion Status.

He was also a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Air Force.

He was the loving husband of Julie Maser (Holowecky) Scott and the late Florence (Oeters) Scott; and is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Randy) Warner of Oaklyn, N.J.; a son, Walter (Karen) of Rochester, N.Y.; stepchildren, Hank (Jan) Maser of Baldwin, Md., Bob (Chris) Maser of La Grange, N.C., Bill (Catherine) Maser of Hopwood, Pa., and Karen (Mark) Yerkes of Fairless Hills, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; and a special aunt, Jeannette Xydias of Redlands, Calif.

Relatives and friends may call Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fletcher Funeral Home, 9529 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia as well as Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Yardley Methodist Church, 300 Langhorne Rd., Yardley, Pa. 19067. The funeral service is at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Yardley United Methodist Churchor to the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1700 Makefield Rd., Yardley, pa. 19067

Peter J. Serratore

Peter J. Serratore died on Sunday, January 31, 1999 in Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pa. after a brief illness. He was 87.

He was the husband of the late Angela T. Serratore of Ambler, Pa.

Born in the town of Maida, Providence of Catanzaro, Italy on November 3, 1911, he was the son of the late Peter and Josephine (Mascaro) Serratore.

Mr. Serratore was a resident of Ambler, and spent most of his life in the Abington area. He was the owner and operator of Peter Serratore and Sons, Inc. Landscaping of Abington, Pa. for 50 years until his retirement in 1982. The company that he owned and operated is well known throughout Montgomery and Bucks counties. He was past Vice-President of PLATA, Pennsylvania Landscape and Tree Association.

He was a member of St. Alphonsus Church in Maple Glen, Pa.

Mr. Serratore was an avid golfer up until his death.

He is survived by three sons and four daughters, Philip and wife, Lynda of Warminster, Joseph and wife, Mary of Abington, Francis Serratore of Horsham, Mary Reilley and husband, William of Towamencin, Josephine Roach and husband, Raymond of Warminster, Virginia Serratore and Dolores Serratore, both of Maple Glen; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Anthony Serratore of Marlton, N.J.; and four sisters, Anna Burlinghame of Norristown, Catherine Paiva of Downingtown, Pa., Jeanette Damask and Elizabeth Sponburgh, both of Audubon, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral will be held on Thursday, February 4, 1999 at 8:30 a.m. for relatives and friends from Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Home, 951 E. Butler Pike, Ambler with Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Alphonsus R.C. Church, 33 Conwell Dr., Maple Glen, Pa. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham, Pa. Friends may call on Wednesday evening after 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

James Joseph "Joe" Cupka

James Joseph "Joe" Cupka of Hatboro died Thursday, October 7, 1999 at his home. He was 75.

He was the husband of Mary B.(Quindlen) and the late Geraldine (Simmons).

Born in Phialadelphia, he was a son of the late Anthony J. Cupka and Mary V. Gallagher.

He was a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School for Boys, Philadelphia and attended LaSalle College.

Mr. Cupkas served his country in World War II and the Korean conflict with the U.S. Navy as a first class petty officer in all four theaters.

He is a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Tin Can Sailors Association. He was the founding president of the Warminster Business and Professional Association.

He and his first wife, Geraldine owned and operated Cupka Draperies.

He was a member of Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church.

He is the father of Kathleen Cupka (Richard) of Leesburg, Va., Ellen Donadio (Brian) of Kensington, Md., Janice Rees (John) of Round Hill, Va., Joseph A. (Amanda) of Holland, Pa. and Mary Kay Williams (Jack) of Leesburg, Va.; stepfather of William A. Burns Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla., Katherine Galloway (George) of Falsington, Pa., Lawrence Burns (Mary Lou) of Hatboro, Margaret M. Webster of Lansdale, Regina Bunney (Les) of Hatboro and Jennifer Durkin (Michael) of Jamison. He is also survived by twelve grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Mary Cupka Meyrick of East Hardwick, Vt.; a niece, Anne DelGaiso of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; and many other nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Monday, 8 to 9 a.m. at the funeral home of Louis Swift Plunkett, 529 North York Rd., Hatboro. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at Mary Mother of the Redeemer Church, 1325 Upper State Rd., North Wales, Pa. 19454. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Cheltenham. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, offerings in Joe's name to his church's building fund would be appreciated.

 
Myrtle J. Ivins

Myrtle J. (Walsh) Ivins of Southampton Estates, formerly of Huntingdon Valley, died October 6, 1999.

She was the beloved mother of Donald R. and grandmother of David R.

Relatives, friends and co-workers of Lower Moreland Township are invited to the viewing Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Huntingdon Valley United Methodist Church, 3470 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. 19006. Funeral service follows immediately at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the above named church's Memorial Fund.

John E. Stiles Funeral Home
 

Ethel H. Moss

Ethel H. Moss of Perkasie, formerly of Warrington, died Wednesday at Grand View Hospital. She was 80.

She was the wife of William Moss. They celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary last October.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna Pauline (Johnson) Hernwall.

She was a member and past president of the womens auxiliary of American Swedish Historical Museum of Philadelphia. She was past president of numerous PTA's of Philadelphia schools.

She was active in organizations of Oak Lane Baptist and Presbyterian Churches.

Mrs. Moss was an instructor of cooking classes at Abington and Upper Dublin adult evening schools.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Margaret Anne of Brick, N.J.; and two grandchildren, Brian of Brick, N.J. and Mary Jane of Plumsteadville. She was predeceased by a son, Wm. Roger Moss in 1996.

Services will be Sunday, October 10, 1999 at 4 p.m. at Kantner Funeral Home, 623 W. Market St., Perkasie where friends may call at 2 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 625 West Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428.
 

David L. Wetzel Sr.

David L. Wetzel Sr., a 30 year resident of Lansdale, formerly of Ashland, Pa. died Tuesday evening in North Penn Hospital, Lansdale, following a lengthy illness. He was 60.

He was the husband of Carole L. (Klinger) Wetzel. They had observed their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, October 3, 1999.

Born in Ashland, he was a son of the late Henry Sr. and Alice (Weist) Wetzel.

He attended the Ashland High School.

Mr. Wetzel was a production worker for Green Tweed & Company in Kulpsville for about 25 years until retiring due to ill health. Before that, he had worked for the family business, Wetzel & Sons Concrete in Ashland.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Deborah Irick and her husband, Robert of Milford Township and Denise Brackin and her husband, Joseph of Hatfield; a son, David L. Wetzel Jr. and his wife, Diane of Lansdale; five grandsons, David, Michael, Matthew, Eric and Andrew; a brother, William Wetzel and his wife, Joan of Burlington, N.J.; and three sisters, Rose Horbach of Gordon, Pa., Josephine Lynch of Jersey City, N.J. and Janet Michael of Gilroy, Calif.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Christian Charles Wetzel; four brothers, Henry, Paul, Carl and Ralph; and two sisters, Mary Jane and Jean.

Service will be Saturday, October 9, 1999 at 10 a.m. in the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Derstine and Cannon avenues, Lansdale. Interment in the Lansdale Cemetery will be private. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday after 9 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 525 Plymouth Road, Suite 315, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 19462.


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