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Ruth Stover Anderson

Ruth Stover Anderson of Fallston, Md., and formerly of Carversville, died Monday, August 14, 2000 in Wilmington, Del. She was 93.

Born in Buckingham, she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Elizabeth (Buckman) Stover.

Mrs. Anderson was a bookkeeper and office manager for Gardy Printing Company in Doylestown for 40 years.

She was a member of the Carversville Christian Church, where she served as Deacon.

She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Doylestown Chapter, Midway Fire Company Auxiliary, and was a volunteer at Doylestown Hospital.

She is survived by her son, L. James Anderson and his wife, Sandra of Fallston, Md.; two grandchildren, Joseph and Scott; and one brother, J. Comly Stover of Ivyland.

Relatives and friends are invited to the service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2000 at the Leaver- Cable Funeral Home, 4886 Route 202, Buckingham, where friends may call Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be at Carversville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Midway Fire Company, P.O. Box 296, Lahaska, Pa. 18931 would be appreciated by the family.

 
Margaret M. Constantine

Margaret M. (Peg) Constantine of Doylestown Boro died Monday, August 14, 2000 at Doylestown Hospital. She was 81.

She was the wife of Philip H. (Pete) Constantine who survives. She and her husband would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on August 22 of this year.

Born in New Hope, she was the daughter of the late Owen and Mary Farrel Monaghan.

Peg had been a resident of Doylestown since 1955. For many years she babysat young children in the Doylestown area.

Mrs. Constantine was a longtime parishioner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Doylestown.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Pamela C. Jones and her husband, Richard of Beach Haven, N.J.; one son, Patrick Constantine of Doylestown; her nephew, Albert Monaghan and his wife, Ann of Langhorne; two grandchildren, Amanda Jones and Derek Jones; and a great-niece, Alanna Marie Monaghan.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2000 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 E. State St., Doylestown. Friends may call at the church after 9 a.m. Interment will follow in Doylestown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Peg’s name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown
 

Dorothy E. Corsner

Dorothy E. Corsner of Doylestown, formerly of Danboro, died Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at Doylestown Hospital. She was 78.

She was the wife of the late Alfred B. Corsner, who died in 1994.

Born in Tinicum Township, she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Elsie Rufe Schaible.

Dorothy lived in Pipersville for many years. She moved to Montana in 1976 and returned to Danboro in 1991.

She was a seamstress at the former Fretz’s Pants Factory in Pipersville for 25 years.

Mrs. Corsner was an avid bowler and she enjoyed crocheting.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Lee Diefenderfer of Slatington, Pa. and Edna Mae Nagle of Danboro; one son, Robert M. Corsner of Lincoln, Mont.; and one sister, Elsie Fretz of Dublin. Also surviving are ten grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Notice of a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3668 Ridge Rd., Perkasie, Pa. 18944.

Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown
 

Laura Fesmire

Laura (Thoms) Fesmire of Huntingdon Valley died August 16, 2000.

Mrs. Fesmire was the wife of the late P. Russell Fesmire Jr. She was the beloved mother of L. Barbara Fesmire.

John E. Stiles Funeral Home, Huntingdon Valley
 

Georgine M. Frederick

Georgine M. Frederick of Sellersville died Wednesday, August 16, 2000 in the Peter Becker Community, Franconia Township. She was 79.

She wed James M. Frederick on August 29, 1942. The couple had been married over 47 years until his death on January 17, 1990.

Born in Long Island, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late George and Clair (Vetter) Harman.

Mrs. Frederick had been employed as a calibrator for EMICO in Dublin for 20 years until retiring in 1983.

She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Sellersville, where she belonged to the Church Prayer Group.

Mrs. Frederick served as a volunteer, delivering meals for Pennridge Meals on Wheels from Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Township, during the 1990’s. She was also a member of the Senior Adult Activity Center of Indian Valley, Souderton.

Mrs. Frederick and her late husband were avid fishermen and enjoyed their sport while vacationing in Canada for many years.

She is survived by a son, James M. Frederick and his wife, Sarah H. of Bethlehem; a daughter, Marguerite Lukens of Sellersville; a daughter-in-law, Jenny Frederick of Quakertown; a son-in-law, Jerry Souder of Hilltown Township; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Ruth Schaefer of Quakertown, Florence Byers and her husband, Ray of Perkasie, and Mary Duza and her husband, Edward of East Rockhill Township. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Frederick in 1989; a daughter, Georgine Souder in 1994; and a grandson, Timothy Frederick in 1994.

Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Catholic Church, 445 North Main St., Sellersville. Interment will be in Sellersville Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grand View Hospice, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville, Pa. 18960 or to the Peter Becker Community, Skilled Nursing Unit, 800 Maple Ave., Harleysville, Pa. 19438.

Bernard Suess Funeral Home, Perkasie
 

Frances M. Giulian

Frances M. Giulian of Warrington died August 13, 2000 at Neshaminy Manor Home, Doylestown Township. She was 80.

A Funeral Service will be held on August 21, 2000 at 10 a.m. at St. Isidore’s R.C. Church, Quakertown. There will be a viewing from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in St. Isidore’s Cemetery, 
Quakertown.

Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral Home, Quakertown
 

Richard T. Salter

Richard T. Salter passed away Tuesday morning, August 15, 2000 in Springfield, Vt. He was 99.

He is survived by two daughters, Winfred T. Salter of Kerrville, Texas and Alice S. Kohn of Chalfont.; five grandchildren; seven 
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Reading Public Library, Reading, Vt. 05062.

Knight’s Funeral Home, Windsor, Vermont 
 

Alfreda R. Bean
Alfreda R. Bean of Doylestown died Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at Evergreen Terrace at Pine Run. She was 92.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Service, 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2001 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Oakland Avenue and Pine Street, Doylestown. Interment will be private.

Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, Inc., Doylestown
 

Paul J. Borsos

Paul J. Borsos of Fairless Hills died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at Select Specialty Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. He was 71.

Born in Plains, Pa., Mr. Borsos was a resident of Levittown for 45 years before moving to Fairless Hills two years ago.

He was employed in the accounting department of U.S.X. Fairless Works for 30 years until his retirement in 1984.

Mr. Borsos was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church where he served as choir director and cantor.

He was also a member of the Middletown Senior Citizens and the Knights of Columbus Seniors.

Mr. Borsos was the beloved husband of 50 years to Florence E. (Lisofski) Borsos; and the loving father of David P. Borsos and his wife, Cathy of Warrington, Audrey A., Borsos and her fiance, Joseph Byrne of Levittown and Gregory J. Borsos and his wife, Anna of Langhorne. He will be sadly missed by one brother, Al Borsos of Tennessee and four grandchildren, Rebecca, Jacquelyn, Jillian and Kirsten Borsos.

Family and friends are invited to call on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Rd., Levittown where a Parastas Service will be held at 8 p.m. A Panachida Service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home where friends may call from 8:30 until time of service. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church followed by Rite of Committal in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.

Mass cards would be appreciated by the family.
 

Nicholas C. ‘Nick’ Giordano

Nicholas C. ‘Nick’ Giordano of Centreville, Va., formerly of Hatboro, died suddenly December 31, 2000 in Orlando, Fla. He was 57.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Carmen C. and Elizabeth (Darcangelo) Giordano.

He was the brother of Larry Giordano (Karen) of Perkasie; the uncle of Jay and Andy; and the great-uncle of Shayna.

Relatives and friends are invited to call Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home of Louis Swift Plunkett, 529 N. York Rd., Hatboro. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Nick’s name to the American Heart Association, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Suite A-100, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428 would be appreciated.
 

Sarah R. Golden

Sarah R. Golden of Riegelsville died Wednesday in Easton Hospital. She was 82.

She was employed for 20 years in the meat department of Joe’s Market, Riegelsville.

Born June 23, 1918 in Ringtown, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Clara Young Bare.

She was a member and former sexton of St. John United Church of Christ, Riegelsville.

Mrs. Golden was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Riegelsville Community Fire Company No. 1 and a member of Tops No. 726, Hellertown.

She is survived by one son, Robert J. of Easton; two daughters, Jean F. Walter of Riegelsville and Virginia L. Wilson of Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies; two brothers, Franklin (Hank) Bare of Arkansas and Kenneth Bare of Riegelsville; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude Golden Sr.; two sons, Richard and Claude Jr.; one grandson, John Walter; four brothers; her twin brother, Harry, William, Charles and Henry; and a sister, Emma Buzzard.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, 327 Easton Rd., Riegelsville. Interment will be in the Northampton Memorial Shrine, Easton. Friends may call Tuesday after 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Riegelsville Fire Company, Riegelsville, Pa. 18077.
 

Cecelia S. Gryn

Cecelia S. Gryn died Wednesday, February 14, 2001.

She was the daughter of the late Anthony and Stefania Gryn.

She is survived by many nephews and nieces.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing and funeral on Friday, February 16 from 9 a.m. at Karcsh Funeral Home, 162-164 Cotton St., Philadelphia and to her Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 819 Cathedral Rd., Andorra. Interment will be in Westminster Cemetery.
 

Betty P. Ludtke

Betty P. Ludtke of Doylestown died Friday, February 9, 2001. She was 79 years of age.

Betty was the wife of the late Harold H. Ludtke who died in 1995.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Louis and Hazel People. Betty had been a resident of Doylestown since 1970 and was formerly of Massapequa, Long Island.

Mrs. Ludtke had been employed by the Bucks County Planning Commission from 1971 until 1982.

Betty was very much involved in sports and had always been socially active.

She is survived by a son, Harold H. Ludtke Jr. of Wilmington, N.C.; one daughter, Nancy L. Turner of Bethlehem, Pa.; one sister, Jane L. Sappe of Huntington, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to memorial services Saturday, February 17, 10:30 a.m. at the Doylestown Presbyterian Church, 127 E. Court St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901.

Memorial donations in Betty’s name may be sent to the American Heart Association, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Suite A-100, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428 or the Doylestown Presbyterian Church at the above address.

Shelly Funeral Home, Warrington
 

Walter R. McCown Jr.

Walter R. McCown Jr., a 20 year resident of Chalfont and formerly a 10 year resident of West Virginia, died on February 13, 2001 at his home, with his family by his side. He was 60.

He was the husband of 35 years to Judy (Dorsey) McCown.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Commander Walter R. McCown Sr., U.S.N. and the late Margaret (McDermin) McCown.

He was employed as a sales consultant at Wetsel Inc. in Harrisonburg, Va.

Mr. McCown was a U.S. Navy veteran.

He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Cherrydale Lodge, Arlington, Va., a member of the Lenape Valley Recreational Council, served on the Board of Directors for Sheltered Workshop of Nicholas, W.Va. and coached several sports.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Cheryl Zimmerman and her husband, Stephen of Franconia, Kelly Biresch and her husband, Mark of Perkasie, Walter R. McCown III of Frederick, Md. and Kevin McCown and his wife, Tracey of Wirtz, Va.; two granddaughters, Jessica and Morgan Biresch; and his mother-in-law, Marjorie Dorsey of Mount Nebo, W.Va.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Service at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2001 at the Wittmaier-Scanlin Funeral Home, 175 E. Butler Ave. (Route 202), Chalfont where the family will greet friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Interment will take place in West Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Doylestown Hospice, 595 W. State St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901.
 

John H. E. Meckling

John H. E. Meckling of Sellersville died Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at Grand View Hospital. He was 83.

He was the husband of the late Lucille Fawcett.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John and Carolyn Anna (Gilbert) Meckling.

He was employed as a glass blower for Ametek, U.S. Gauge of Sellersville for 38 years, retiring in 1988.

Mr. Meckling was a member of St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ of Perkasie.

He helped start the Yellow Jacket Soccer Team in the Seventies. His hobbies included bird watching, hockey and dancing.

Mr. Meckling was a Boy Scout leader, a member of the Sellersville Moose and the Sellersville Fire Police and was also a Civil Defense Director.

He is survived by a son, Robert and his wife, Anne Meckling of Doylestown; three daughters, Linda, wife of Al Mayberry of Florida, Suzanne, wife of Milton J. Taylor of Perkasie and Joanne, wife of Devon Diaz of California; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2001 at the Kantner Funeral Home, 623 W. Market St., Perkasie where friends may call Monday from 11:30 a.m. until service time. Interment will be in Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Sellersville Fire Company, Main Street, Sellersville, Pa. 18960.
 

Otto R. Riemer

Otto R. Riemer died Sunday, February 4, 2001 at his residence in Concord, Mass. He was 78.

He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Dooley) Riemer.

Born in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late Otto and Anna Riemer. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York as well as the American Radio Institute and the University of San Francisco, earning a degree in Electrical Engineering.

He served as a Sergeant in the Army druing World War II in Europe and served in Korea as a First Lieutenant, where he earned the Bronze Star of Valor.

Most of his professional career, he worked for Philco-Ford Corporation in Aberdeen, Md. and in San Francisco before settling in Willow Grove in 1958. He had the opportunity to move with his family to Bangkok, Thailand in 1967 for Philco-Ford for two years. Upon returning, he worked for Film Corporation of America in Philadelphia.

After retiring to Florida in 1976, he fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams of designing and building sailboats while working with Irwin Yachts and Hutchins Yachts of Clearwater, Fla.

Surviving are his sister, Helen Johnson of Palm Harbor, Fla. and her children. Also surviving are his children, Kathleen Eberz and her husband, Ronald of Willow Grove, Patricia Gray and her husband, J.B. of Gainesville, Texas, O. Richard Riemer and his wife, Valery of Westford, Mass. and Mark Riemer and his wife, Denyse of Keystone Heights, Fla.; and seven grandchildren, Timothy, Robert and Theresa McDonald, Trey and Ashley Gray, and Natalie and Nicholas Riemer. He is also survived by one stepchild, Julia Wagner. He was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Daniel F. McDonald in 1982.

The Neptune Society provided services. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at a Cape Cod, Mass. Family Reunion in July.

For those who wish, contributions in Mr. Riemer’s memory may be made to Disabled Veterans of America, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.
 

Richard Solly

Richard Solly of Ivyland died Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at Abington Hospital Hospice, Abington. He was 73.

Mr. Solly was born on the family farm located on Almshouse Road in Ivyland where he has lived and farmed all of his life. He was a partner in Solly Brothers Farm and was a Board Member of the Pennsylvania State Farm Bureau and former president of the Bucks County Farm Bureau.

Dick was very active in the community. He was a Director of Union Cemetery Board of Managers, a former member and past president of the Richboro Fire Company, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 5 in Churchville and an Institutional Representative for Troop No. 145 in Richboro.

Active in politics, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Bucks County and a Republican Committeeman for Northampton Township and a former member of the Zoning Hearing Board. Dick was also a board member of the Bucks County Office of Employment and Training, Incorporated.

He was an active member of Addisville Reformed Church and a former member of the Consistory.

When he was not tending to the farm, Dick enjoyed reading American history, particularly on the Civil War and he also enjoyed being a member of the Warren Horse Company.

Son of the late Walter J. and Edna Schiefer Solly and brother of the late Walter J. Solly Jr. and the late Edna E. Solly, he is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Barbara M. Truman Solly; his children and their spouses, William R. and Jane Solly of Warminster, Kenneth R. and Linda Solly of Ivyland and Karen L. and Keith Smith of Vero Beach, Fla.; his brothers, Morrell Solly and Robert A. Solly, both of Ivyland; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 11 a.m. from the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Road), Richboro where friends may call Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday morning after 10 a.m. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Richboro.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
 

Eugene D. Starr

Eugene D. Starr died on February 14, 2001 at Doylestown Hospital.

He was the beloved husband of Helen M. (Sovich); the father of Eugene D. Starr Jr., Maryanne Garber (Daniel), Michael and Gerald; and brother of Edward Starr. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing from the Leaver- Cable Funeral Home, 4886 Route 202, Buckingham on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Interment will be private.

The family prefers donations to the Doylestown Hospital.
 

Elaine D. Stratton

Elaine D. Stratton of Doylestown died at home with her husband and children at her side on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 after a brave battle with cancer. She was 63.

She was the beloved wife of 34 years to C. Theodore Stratton.

Born in Philadelphia on July 7, 1937, she was a daughter of John Frederick Busch and the late Laura Weltz Busch of Bedminster, Pa.

Elaine attended Germantown High School and then won a scholarship to study Fine Art at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. She was awarded a degree in Art Education in 1958.

Elaine was a talented and highly regarded interior decorator. She established Stratton Interiors in 1987 and decorated a number of homes in the Bucks County area.

She was a member of the New Britain Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and father, she is survived by four daughters, Karen Lee Street of London, England, Victoria Lynn Sando of New York City, Tara Leigh Stratton and Kelly Lynne Stratton, both of Doylestown; one sister, Janet A. Taylor of Warminster; and two grandchildren, Naomi and Marcus Sando.

Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral service Saturday, February 17, 2001, 11 a.m. at the New Britain Baptist Church, Route 202 and Tamanend Avenue, New Britain.

If desired, memorial donations in Elaine’s name may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 527 W. Butler Ave., Chalfont, Pa. 18914.

Shelly Funeral Home, Warrington
 

Arthur ‘Craig’ Yerk

Arthur ‘Craig’ Yerk died Monday, February 12, 2001 after a prolonged illness. He was 43.

He was the son of Beverly Richmond Yerk of Austin, Texas and the late Arthur Yerk of Franconia.

He is survived by four brothers, Jeffrey of Hatfield, George of Chicago, Ill., David of Helena, Mont. and Douglas of Lansdale; and one daughter, Jade Patrice Zeller of North Wales.

Craig was a passionate angler and chef and was a friend of Bill W. for the past ten years.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 19, 2001 at 7 p.m. in Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Dill Street and Virginia Avenue, Perkasie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 527 Butler Ave., Chalfont, Pa. 18914.

Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale
 

Charles C. Young

Charles C. Young of Oreland died February 13, 2001 at Homestead Nursing Home. He was 76.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Reformed Episcopal Church, 800 Church Rd., Oreland. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the church on Saturday morning from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Interment will be in George Washington Memorial Park.

William R. May Funeral Home, Glenside


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