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