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Benjamin J. Eisenhard
Benjamin J. Eisenhard of Warminster passed away June 25, 2001. He was 83.

He was the beloved husband of Lillian (Aldridge) Eisenhard.

Ben was the owner of B.J. Eisenhard Paving in Warminster for 60 years.

He was a World War II veteran, serving his country in the Navy.

Ben was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Church in Warminster.

He was a former member of the Warminster Fire Department, a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus, Father Gallen Counsel and a former Mummer with the Aqua String Band.

He was the dear father of Norman W. and his wife, Cindy Robinson of Lawrenceville, Fla. and Lorraine and her husband, Charles Bock of Warrington; and brother of Marie Saldutti of Wildwood Crest, N.J.He is also survived by four grandchildren, Randy Robinson of Monroe, Ga., Scott Robinson of Lawrenceville, Ga., Cindy Bock of Warrington and Carolyn Bock of Warrington; three great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Andrew and Scott Robinson Jr.; and two nephews, Jim Saldutti of Wildwood Crest and Bob Saldutti of Long Boat Key, Fla.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. at the Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 W. Street Rd., Warminster. Friends will be received Friday evening, 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday morning, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Decker Funeral Home, 216 York Rd., Warminster, Pa. 18974. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
 

Mary E. Hannes

Mary E. Hannes of Penns- burg died Saturday, June 23, 2001 in St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital. She was 82.

She was the wife of Wilbert C. Hannes. They were married 63 years last August.

Born in Hatboro, Mrs. Hannes was the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Emma (Ott) Hare.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Charles W. of Bedminster and Wilbert E. of Riverhead, N.Y.; a brother, William Hare of Doylestown; a sister, Gloria Jean Fitzgerald of Warminster; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be announced at a later date.

C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Quakertown
 

Alberta Longacre Hauck

Alberta Longacre Hauck of Wyncote died on June 25, 2001 at St. Joseph’s Manor in Meadowbrook. She was 98.

She was the wife of the late Philip R. Hauck.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Margaret Leonard Longacre.

She was a longtime volunteer at Holy Redeemer Hospital.

She is survived by one daughter, Margaret H. Songster; two sons, Walter R. Hauck and Philip A. Hauck; four grandchildren, Anne Hauck Maurer, Christopher Hauck, John Songster and Marcia Songster Pignetti; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one grandson, Leo Songster.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m at Immaculate Conception Church in Jenkintown. The family will greet relatives and friends at the Church after 9:30 a.m. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Joseph J. McGoldrick Funeral Home, Jenkintown
 

Marlin Weldon Knorr

Marlin Weldon Knorr of Warminster passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 26, 2001. He was 67.

Born in Shamokin, he was the son of Violet and the late Weldon Knorr.

Mr. Knorr was a Korean War veteran, serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Warminster.

He was formerly employed by Sealtest Dairies and the Centennial School District where he was a bus driver and a custodian at William Tennent High School and Alta S. Leary Elementary School.

He will be cherished as a wonderful husband, son, father and grandfather who enjoyed his family.

Mr. Knorr was a birdwatcher and a gardener. He loved to travel frequently with his wife.

He was the beloved husband of Ruth (Zarick) Knorr; the dear father of Justine and Bruce Lishman of Doylestown, Christine Knorr and her husband, Charles Smith of Levittown and Marlene and Patrick Palm of Warminster; and the dear grandfather of Bridget Lishman, Jacob, Melinda, Jarrett and Dylan Palm, Thomas Knorr and Charles and Kevin Smith.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service, Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 1 p.m. at the Decker Funeral Home, 216 York Rd., Warminster. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association, 625 W. Ridge Pike, A100, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428 or the Easter Seals Society, 3975 Conshohocken Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19131 in Mr. Knorr’s memory would be appreciated.
 

Anne Theresa Koebert

Anne Theresa (Shanahan) Koebert of Hatboro passed away Saturday, June 23, 2001 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 80.

She was the beloved wife of the late Francis X. Koebert Sr.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Malachy and Mary A. Stinson Shanahan. She was a graduate of Hallahan High School.

Mrs. Koebert was a homemaker, and was active in Deborah Heart and Lung Foundation. She was also a member of St. David Roman Catholic Church.

She is survived by her children, Louis Patrick of Warminster, Francis Koebert of North Wales, Michael Patrick of Washington state and Robert Frisch of Hatboro; four grandchildren, Jennifer Patrick, Phillip Patrick, Robert Frisch Jr. and Michelle Frisch; and one sister, Catherine Dempsey of Hatboro. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Koebert.

Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral Thursday, June 28, 2001, 9 a.m. at John J. Bryers Funeral Home, Inc., 406 N. Easton Road, Willow Grove, followed by her Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. from St. David Church, 316 N. Easton Road, Willow Grove. Interment will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. There will be a viewing Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bryers Funeral Home.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Deborah Heart and Lung Foundation, P.O. Box 820, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015.
 

Wesley S. McVicker

Wesley S. McVicker of Warminster passed away on Monday, June 25, 2001 after suffering a long-term illness.

Born on March 31, 1925, he was the son of the late David and Emma McVicker.

He was a graduate of Upper Moreland High School. After graduating, he joined the U.S. Navy. He retired as a chief petty officer after serving on the USS Midway and the USS Appalachan. He was proud to have served his country for 20 years.

Mr. McVicker also worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years until his retirement.

He enjoyed his retirement by taking various trips and spending his summers at his vacation home near Fenwick Island, Del.

He will be extremely missed by his children, Kathleen Sprenger (John) of California, Md., Wesley McVicker Jr. and Michael D. McVicker of Tucson, Ariz., Kevin McVicker of Horsham and Donna Mitchell (Stephen) of Hatboro; and his grandchildren, Brian, Jason and Joey Sprenger, Miya and David McVicker and Heather and Lindsey Mitchell. He will also be missed by his longtime love, Lillian Battis.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service, Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at the Decker Funeral Home, 216 York Rd., Warminster. Friends will be received Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Pine Grove Memorial Park.

Donations can be made to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 12265 Townsend Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19154.
 

Ruth M. Mros

Ruth M. Mros of Perkasie died Monday, June 25, 2001 in Abington Memorial Hospital.

Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Friday, June 29, 2001 at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Catholic Church, 445 N. Main St., Sellersville. Interment will be in St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Sellersville. Friends may call Friday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

Bernard Suess Funeral Home, Perkasie
 

Elizabeth M. Schuler

Elizabeth M. Schuler of Warminster died Sunday in the Warminster Hospital. She was 83 and was the wife of the late Nicholas G. Schuler.

Born in Philadelphia, Elizabeth was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Krull. She had been a resident of Warminster since 1953.

Mrs. Schuler was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, Warrington.

She is survived by one son, Richard N. Schuler and his wife, Joan of Warminster; one daughter, Elaine Sweeney of Virginia Beach; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, William.

Friends will be received by the family on Friday, June 29th from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. at the Shelly Funeral Home, 1460 Easton Road, Warrington. Followed by a Funeral Mass Friday, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Warrington. Interment will be in St. John Neumann Cemetery.

If desired, memorials in Elizabeth’s name may be sent to the American Heart Association, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Suite A-100, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428.
 

Dorothy Stock

Dorothy Stock of Furlong died Wednesday, June 20, 2001 in the Doylestown Hospital. She was 95 years of age. She was the wife of the late William Stock.

Born in Point O’Woods, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Losie A. and Bertha Wageli Oakley. She had been a resident of Furlong for over 50 years.

Prior to her retirement in 1978, she had been employed for 38 years as a bookkeeper for Heston Oil of Furlong.

Mrs. Stock was a 45 year member of the Doylestown Congregation of Jehovah’s Witness.

She is survived by one niece, Dorothy Allegrezza of Shepardstown, W.Va.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 30, 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall, Jehovah’s Witness, Landisville Road, Doylestown. Interment will be private.

If desired, memorials in Dorothy’s name may be sent to Kingdom Hall, Jehovah’s Witness, Box 881, Doylestown, Pa. 18901 or a charity of your choice.

Shelly Funeral Home, Warrington
 

Marie A. Sweeney

Marie A. (Ruck) Sweeney of Port Richey, Fla. died Saturday, June 23, 2001. She was 97.

She was the wife of the late Bernard G. Sweeney.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a former resident of Warrington from 1950 to 1985.

She is survived by one son, William F. Sweeney and his wife, Doris; one sister, Helen Marchione; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2001 at St. Joseph’s Church, 1795 Columbia Avenue, Warrington. The family will receive friends from 9:15 to 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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

Katharine A. Tirri

Katharine A. Tirri of Holland died on Sunday, June 24, 2001 at the home of her daughter in Holland. She was 83 years old.

Before moving to Holland three years ago, Mrs. Tirri was a 43 year resident of Glenside.

She retired in 1984 from her job as a seamstress to take care of her late husband, Frank.

Mrs. Tirri was a longtime member of Jenkintown United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth F. Menschner and Kathyann Slusarski; four grandchildren, Leanna Slusarski, Matthew Menschner, Jennifer Slusarski and Alexis Menschner.

Relatives and friends are invited to her services on Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at the Wm. Rowen Grant Funeral Home, Street Road and Second Street Pike, Southampton, where friends may call Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery.

Memorials in Mrs. Tirri’s name may be made to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 12265 Townsend Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19154.
 

Jeanette Joan Walsh

Jeanette Joan (Cortellini) Walsh of Warminster passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at Chestnut Hill Hospital. She was 64.

Born in Mt. Carmel, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Leona (Heiser) Cortellini.

She worked as a registered nurse in long term care.

She was the beloved wife of James Walsh; dear mother of Kimberly McDonald of Warminster and Leann Walsh of Citrus Heights, Cal.; sister of Lorraine Bella of Cos Cob, Conn.; and grandmother of Victoria, Andrew and Shannon McDonald.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Street Road, Warminster. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at the church. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Mt. Carmel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103.

Decker Funeral Home, Warminster
 

Earl Albert Wolfe

Earl Albert Wolfe of Milford Township, Pa. died Monday, June 25, 2001 in Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Township. He was 78.

He was the beloved husband of Gloria H. (Ricci) Wolfe. They were married 28 years last July.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John and Erminie (Enslin) Wolfe.

Mr. Wolfe was an aerospace tool design engineer and businessman. In 1950, Mr. Wolfe joined the Boeing Helicopter Company in Ridley Township and was recognized for outstanding service and contribution upon his retirement from the company in 1978. He was continually sought for his expertise by numerous aerospace companies. Mr. Wolfe was also recognized for his service to the LearJet Company for his work in composites and the Sikorsky Aircraft Company, having designed and engineered their bonded rotor tool fabricator.

As a Quakertown Community businessman, he and his wife, Gloria founded the Jewelry Box, Inc., a Hallmark card, gift and fine jewelry shop, serving the community for 24 years.

Mr. Wolfe was an avid collector of rare stamps, coins and highly detailed miniature art.

Mr. Wolfe served from 1942 to 1945 with distinction in both the European and Pacific Theatres during World War II as a T5. He was awarded the good conduct medal, victory medal and theatre service medal with five bronze stars.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Gloria H. Wolfe; his sons and daughters, Stephen R. Kehler of Thornbury, Pa., Joyce M. and Richard F. Kline of Brandamore, Pa., Glenn A. Kehler-Ricci of New Hope, Richard S. and Denise Kehler of Manchester, N.H., Jean Luckenby of Sewell, N.J., Dolores and Wayne D. Stott of Media, Pa. and Joan Fagan of Collingdale, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, Stephanie, Jaclyn, Laura, Christopher, Averi, Jennifer, Michael, Dina, David, Dawn, Edward and Sarah; and four great-grandchildren, Kristen, William, Marisa and Jason. He is also survived by his faithful companion Smokey, for whom the loss of such a kind, gentle, generous and wonderful man is beyond relation.

Services will be held on Friday, June 29, 2001 at 11:30 a.m. at the C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 821 W. Broad St., Quakertown. Friends may call on Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

While the family appreciates the gesture of flowers, they respectfully ask that you resist and instead, request that you extend your graciousness in a venue that may ease the pain and suffering of others, by making your contributions to the non-profit, Grand View Hospital, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville, Pa. 18960.


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