|Lawrence J. Del Savio
Lawrence J. Del Savio, a resident of Horsham for eight years, died
at his home on Oct. 1, 2001. He was 81.
He was the husband of Regine G. Rupolo Del Savio.
Born in Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late Rudolph and Mary Rossi
Del Savio. His family moved to Philadelphia in 1935, and in 1941 they moved
He attended Olney High School and earned a mechanical engineers degree
from Drexel Institute of Technology in 1946.
Mr. Del Savio was employed by Bunting Glider Co. in Philadelphia and
was plant manager of AMSCO Specialties in Hatboro. He retired as president
from Delmor Machine and Tool Inc., his familyís business, in 1986.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Del Savio is survived by his sister, Constance
Del Savio; his brother, John Solari; and 12 nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by his brother, Andrew Solari and his sisters, Eleanor
Meleco and Regina Storch.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at St. Catherine of Siena
Church in Horsham.
Baron Rowland Funeral Home Inc., Abington
Stanley F. Florkowski
Stanley F. Florkowski of Line Lexington died Oct. 1, 2001 at North Penn
Hospital, Lansdale. He was 76.
He was the husband of Naomi (Lengel) Florkowski for nearly 53 years.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roman Florkowski.
He was a meat cutter for many years for the Lengel family butcher business
and was a United States steel worker for the former Frank M. Weaver Co.
of Lansdale where he was a foreman more than 30 years. For many years he
was a part-time farmer and sold produce at his roadside stand.
Mr. Florkowski had taken technical training to become a radio/television
repairman and a mechanical draftsman. His special interests were gardening
and selling woodcraft items he made at local craft shows.
He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, serving in
Germany and the Philippine Islands.
Surviving beside his wife are one son, Adam J. Florkowski and wife,
E. Michele, of Line Lexington; three grandsons, Stanley F. Florkowski III,
Adam J. Florkowski II and Raymond A. Florkowski. Preceding Mr. Florkowski
in death was a son, Stanley F. Florkowski II in 1967; five sisters; and
The funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at Our
Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Broad Street, Hilltown. A viewing
period will precede the service from 9 to 9:45. Interment will follow in
the church cemetery.
Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton
Jeffrey E. George
Jeffrey E. George of Jamison died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 after a six-year
battle with a brain tumor. He was 38.
A lifelong resident of Jamison, Jeffrey was born in Abington, the son
of Eugene E. and Mildred P. Lang George.
Jeffrey was a 1982 graduate of Central Bucks East High School. He was
employed as a machinist with John Bromley Inc.
An avid boating and fishing enthusiast, he was a member of the Bucks
County Fish and Game Association.
In addition to his parents, Jeffrey is survived by his sister, Denise
P. George; aunts and uncles, Phyllis and Herman Birster, Frank and Joanne
Lang, Dorothy Christ, Charlotte and Richard Cullen; and many cousins. He
was godfather of Vanessa Birster and Samantha Lang.
Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at St. Cyril of Jerusalem
Church, 1410 Almshouse Road, Jamison, PA 18929. Friends will be received
Thursday morning at the church from 10 until service time. Interment will
Memorials in Jeffreyís name made in the form of Mass cards, or donations
to St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church Building Fund at the above address, or
the National Brain Tumor Foundation, 785 Market St., Suite 1600, San Francisco,
CA 94103 would be appreciated.
Shelly Funeral Home, Warrington
Evelyn M. Hazlett
Evelyn M. Hazlett of Trumbauersville died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001 at St.
Lukeís Quakertown Hospital. She was 76.
Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd T. Hazlett
Sr. and Florence M. (Heist) Hazlett.
She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ in Trumbauersville.
She is survived by a brother, Lloyd T. Hazlett Jr. of Trumbauersville
with whom she resided; a sister, Esther M. Swierzewski of Rome, N.Y.; two
nieces, Jennifer Steele and Morgan Hazlett; four nephews, Jon and Kenneth
Swierzewski, and Shane and Bowen Hazlett; and 13 great-nieces and great-nephews.
Services will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Church of Christ,
101 N. Main St., Trumbauersville, PA 18970.
C.R. Strunk Funeral Home Inc., Quakertown
Venetta C. Helsel
Venetta C. (Crain) Helsel of Center Square Towers, Doylestown, and formerly
of Chalfont, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001 at Doylestown Hospital. She was
She was the wife of the late James G. Helsel Jr.
Born Oct. 9, 1912 in Osceola Mills, Pa., she was the daughter of the
late Mayberry and Celia (Kellender) Crain.
Mrs. Helsel was a retired housekeeper for the Philadelphia School District.
She was a former member of St. Johnís United Methodist Church in Winter
Haven, Fla. where she had lived for 20 years.
She was an active member of the Doylestown United Methodist Church and
taught Sunday school.
She is survived by her daughters, Joan L. Waegerle of Chalfont and Doris
Myers of Beelington, W.V.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; nine
great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Dumbleton of Curwensville,
Pa. She was preceded in death by her son, James F. Helsel.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at Doylestown
United Methodist Church, 320 Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901 with visitation
beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church at the above
address or to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave., Philadelphia,
John R. Freed Funeral Home, Glenside
Emma Mildred Huber
Emma Mildred Huber, a native of Doylestown, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001
at the Artman Lutheran Home, Ambler. She was 94.
She was the wife of Raymond H. Huber who died in 1976.
Born in Doylestown, she was a daughter of the late Henry and L. Ida
Mrs. Huber attended Doylestown High School and was a graduate of the
Lansdale Business School and the Pierce Business School in Philadelphia.
She was a bookkeeper for her husbandís business and a lifelong member
of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Doylestown. She was also a member of the
Order of the Eastern Star.
Mildred was a resident of the Artman Lutheran Home for the past 13 years.
She is survived by her sister, E. Rae Craven of Stevensville, Md., three
nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul,
Leon and William Beck; and a sister, M. Catherine Griffith.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at St. Paulís Lutheran Church,
301 N. Main St., Doylestown with a viewing starting at noon. Interment
will follow in Doylestown Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Benevolent Care Fund at the Artman
Lutheran Home in memory of E. Mildred Huber, 250 Bethlehem Pike, Ambler,
Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown
Edna M. Slabaugh
Edna M. Slabaugh of Quakertown, formerly of Sarasota, Fla. and Hilltown,
died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001 in her home. She was 84.
She was the wife of Paul S. Slabaugh. They were married 60 years this
Born in Hawksville, Ontario, Canada, she was a daughter of the late
Michael and Nancy (Bast) Erb.
She was a member of Swamp Mennonite Church, Quakertown where she was
active with the visitation committee.
Mrs. Slabaugh was a member of Gideonís International where she was active
in the auxiliary to Upper Bucks Camp.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Sanford E. of Rockford, Ill.
and Myron A. of Quakertown; two brothers, Ezra Erb of Goshen, Ind. and
Joseph Erb of Darien, N.Y.; two sisters, Barbara Schrock of Alden, N.Y.
and Ruth Albright of Harrisonburg, Va.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at Swamp Mennonite
Church, Quakertown. Interment will follow in Swamp Mennonite Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to call 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church
and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
While the family appreciates the gesture of flowers, they respectfully
request that you extend your graciousness by making contributions to Gideonís
International, P.O. Box 1162, Doylestown, PA 18901 or Swamp Mennonite Church,
2125 Rosedale Road, Quakertown.
Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral Home, Quakertown
Horace T. Smith
Horace T. Smith passed away on the evening of Sept. 23, 2001 after fighting
a long battle with cancer.
Born on Dec. 16, 1915 on the family farm on Lurgan Road near New Hope,
he was the elder son of the late S. Wilfred and Sara R. Smith of Newtown.
He graduated from George School in 1934.
Mr. Smith was very active in the Middletown Grange and had been a member
of the Fellowship Choir in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley Choral
He was an avid photographer and loved to make pen and ink sketches of
rural landscapes, which he was able to sell.
Horace was a birthright Quaker and a member of Wrightstown Meeting.
He is survived by his sisters, Anna R. Duckworth of Warrington, Elizabeth
R. Smith of Newtown and Ellen S. Welker of Mt. Dora, Fla.; and a brother,
Story W. Smith Jr. of Hampton, Va.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Wrightstown
Meeting. Horaceís name will also be included in the memorial service at
Chandler Hall on Oct. 16.
Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, Newtown
Rosemarie P. Vassalluzzo
Rosemarie P. Vassalluzzo of Langhorne died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 at
Saint Mary Medical Center in Langhorne. She was 62.
She was the wife of her beloved husband of 39 years, Dr. Julio E. Vassalluzzo.
She was the daughter of the late Tomasso and Rose Bucci Pellegrino.
A lifelong resident of Bucks County, Rosemarie was a member of one of
the first classes to graduate from Neshaminy High School and later received
bachelors and masters degrees in elementary education from Temple University.
Her life as an educator began in the Neshaminy School District as a fifth
grade teacher at Herbert Hoover Elementary School in Langhorne.
Rosemarieís devotion to sharing her knowledge and expertise with others
continued throughout the course of her life, expressed through more than
30 years of food and garden columns in several newspapers and magazines
as well as her lecturing at the University of Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens,
Temple University, the University of Delaware, Bucks County Community College,
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, civic organizations and other groups
locally, nationally and internationally.
Rosemarie toured and lectured on the gardens of England, France, Holland
and Brussels (including the 1992 Floriade), Greece, Scotland, Spain and
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society came to hold a special place
in her heart, beginning with simple attendance with her husband at the
Philadelphia Flower Show and blossoming into active participation and ultimately
becoming the Grand Sweepstakes champion a record of 14 times. The New York
Times referred to her winnings as Ďthe work of a true artist.í
As a community and civic leader, Rosemarie was honored as Woman of the
Year several times. A charter member of the Saint Mary Medical Center Womenís
Guild, she helped to raise funds for the construction of the facility and
went on to serve nine years as a member of the board of trustees. She also
served on the medical centerís foundation board and was the current chair
of the entities board. Rosemarie was a member of the board of directors
of the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucks County Historical
Society and was a member of the Four Lanes End Garden Club of Langhorne.
She was recently recognized as co-founder of the Tyler Tasting Party, which
benefited the restoration of Tyler Hall at Bucks County Community College,
While she will be deeply missed by her family, friends and the community
she loved, her inspiration will live on in the memories of those she touched.
In addition to her husband, Rosemarie is survived by her dear children,
Dr. Christopher J. Vassalluzzo, Barbara V. Carpentier and Elizabeth V.
Tentilucci; her sister, Mary (the late Peter) Court, Adeline and Lawrence
Lentini of Philadelphia; her brother, Joseph and Miriam Pellegrino of Croydon,
Ernest and Edith Pellegrino of Yardley, and Edward and Helen Pellegrino
of Penndel; her beautiful grandchildren, Abigail, Nicholas, Gianna and
Emily; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers,
Dominic and Antonio Pellegrino.
Relatives, friends and members of the community are invited to her viewings
from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 and after 9 a.m. Thursday
at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at
Holland Road), Richboro. The funeral Mass will be held Thursday at 10:30
a.m. at the Church of Saint Andrew, Swamp Road, Newtown. Interment will
be at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Saint Mary Medical Center
Foundation for the Healing Garden, Langhorne-Newtown Road, Langhorne PA,
19047 or Chandler Hall Home Health Care and Hospice, 99 Barclay Street,
Newtown, PA 18940.
Caroline Velma Zellner
Caroline Velma Zellner died on Sept. 24, 2001 in Pennswood Village in
Newtown. She was 88.
Mrs. Zellner was born in Trenton, N.J., the daughter of the late Dr.
William and Velma Wetzel. She attended Swarthmore College and graduated
from Wheaton College.
She married Carl N. Zellner in 1936. They lived in Berkeley Heights,
N.J. from 1944 to 1968, when they moved to River Road in New Hope. Mr.
Zellner died in 1988, and Mrs. Zellner moved to Pennswood Village in 1996.
Mrs. Zellner enjoyed poetry, art, theatre and travel. She was a member
of the League of Women Voters.
She leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Joan, and a granddaughter,
Kristin, of Madison, N.J.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Pennswood
Village, 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown.
Leaver/Cable Funeral Home, Buckingham