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BARTIME, HON. STEPHEN NOAH
Bensalem, Pa., Oct. 1, ae. 59. He was the son of David W. and Louisa Bartime, and was born at Cherry Hill, near Princeton, N.J. He had a large family of children, having three wives, the last surviving him. He was for many years a magistrate; and in 1851 he was elected to the associate judgeship on the democratic ticket, and reelected in 1856. His courtesy and patient attention to counsel, the dignity of his demeanor, and the uprightness of his conduct on the bench and in private life, gained the entire confidence of his judicial district. His children looked up to him with affectionate reverence; and his friends regarded him as a beautiful exponent of the charities of life.
Source Citation:
Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.


Mary Zalupski Breese

Mary Zalupski Breese, aged 78 of Richboro, Pa., died Thrusday, October 9, 2003 at Alterra Wynwood of Northampton.

Born in Jacksonville, Ohio, Mrs. Breese was a former resident of Moorestown, N.J. before moving to Alterra Wynwood of Northampton in 1998. Mary was a communicant of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Richboro, Pa., and in her earlier years was very active at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Cinnaminson, N.J. She will be rememberger as being always dedicated to her family and very involved with the upbringing of her children. Mary will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Daughter of the late Michael and Carolyn Bulanda Zalupski, beloved wife of the late Maurice Earl Breese, sister of the late Sophia Bolling and Michael Zalupski, she is survived by her children and their spouses, Gregory A. and Cynthia Breese, of Dover, Del., Dianan Lee Giannaula of Richboro, Pa., Kathy A and Ernest Leven of Cinnaminson, N.J., Karen J. and Joseph Wilbert of Hamilton, N.J., Kevin E. Breese of Woodlynne, N.J. and Cary J and Alisa Breese of Laguna Nigel, Calif. Sister of Helen Blotzer of Baltimore, Md. And Anne Bishel of Carrolton, Ohio. Also survived by her 10 grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2003 from the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Road), Richboro, and to her Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Hatboro and Tanyard Roads, Richboro. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, N.J.

Contributions in her memory may be made to American Lung Association, 525 Plymouth Road, Suite 315, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. 19462. Friends may call Monday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. -- Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, Bucks Co., October 12, 2003 - Contributed by Tammy Clark

Abraham Brown

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), November 3, 1824

Page 4

A most distressing circumstance occurred on Saturday evening, the 14th ult., in Bucks county, near Oxford, a few miles above Bristol. Mr. Abraham Brown, being in pursuit of a swarm of bees, had ascended a high tree after them, and laying hold of a limb which he thought sound, which unhappily proved decayed, it broke, and he fell about 40 feet to the ground, and was instantly killed. Mr. Brown was a valuable citizen, much respected and esteemed, and has left a widow and several children to lament this great misfortune.  - Contributed by Nancy Piper



BURNS, THOMAS
Morrisville, Pa., March 24, ae. 72. He served in the war of 1812-15; was in the battle of Fort George, etc.
Source Citation:
Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.


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Agnes R. Clinton

Agnes R. Clinton, 88, originally of Trenton, died Thursday at Manor Care Nursing Home in Yardley.

Born in Trenton, she was a life-long area resident. Mrs. Clinton was a member of St. Anthony's Church and its Mt. Carmel Guild. Daughter of the late Max and Anna DeBoskey Kalisch, sister of the late Dorothy Maniewicz and wife of the late Henry W. Clinton, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Carol A. and Richard Jones of Yardley, Pa.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert H. Clinton of Levittown, Pa. and Henry W. and Helena Clinton of Plumstead Twp., N.J.; four grandchildren Gregg and Jenifer Hoffman of Newbury Port, Mass., Janis Hoffman of Santa Monica, Ca., Barbara and Jim Herbert of Willow Grove, Pa. and Linda and John Saunders of Levittown, Pa., two sisters Mary and Fran Henry and Ann Holt, both of Hamilton Twp., four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Church in Hamilton. Burial will following Holy Sepulchre Cememtery in Hamilton. Friends may call Saturday from 8:30 until departure to church at the Mullen Funeral Home, 537 S. Olden Avenue, Trenton. -- Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, Bucks Co., October 13, 2003 - Contributed by Tammy Clark


Thomas Craig

The Centinel (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) April 28, 1813

Died in Millerstown, on Thursday last, in the 75th year of his age, Thomas Craig, Esq. He had long contemplated a removal from his native place in Bucks County Pa to spend the evening of his days in the society of his children. His friends but just hailed his arrival when he was attacked by the epidemic, under which he languished but a few days.


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James Dimmick

Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania 27 Dec 1899

Contributed by Vicki Hartman

James Dimmick, a Bucks county farmer, 77 years old, walked 3 miles over rough roads to Gingen, to take a train to Allentown. When the train reached here the aged man was overcome by heart failure and was sent home in a dying condition.


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John Eckert

Taken from the Reading Eagle dated December 23, 1899

Contributed by Vicki Hartman

John Eckert, in Buckingham Valley, Bucks County, aged 81 years. Several children survive. Deceased swerved with honor in the Civil war.


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Delores Marie Fleming

Delores Marie Fleming, of Langhorne and Mount Dora, Fla., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on October 2, 2003, in Florida Hospital Waterman, Eustis, Lake County, Fla. Delores was born October 12, 1932 in Philadelphia and was raised in Andalusia. She graduated from Bensalem High School and earned a degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University. She taught elementary school in Hawaii, Bristol Borough, and Council Rock, for several years before retiring to raise a family.

Delores was blessed with many friends who brought her great joy. She enjoyed playing bridge, traveling and socializing with her fellow members of the Red Hat Society of Mount Dora.

Preceded in death by her parents, Wilford and Susanna Hopely, she is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Edward J. Fleming Jr. She was the devoted mother of three daughters and sons-law-law, Wendy and George Allen of Langhorne, Jill and Harold Summers of Clermont, Fla., Nancy and Earl Lesko of Langhorne. Delores was the pround "Grammie" to six grandchildren, Lauren and Stephanie Allen, Jackie and Nicole Summers, Mackenzie and Cody Lesko. She is also survived by one sister, Susann Gibbs and her husband, Lester (Tyke) of Mount Dora, Fla., and three nieces and nephews, Leslie and Bob Smith of Orlando, Fla., Jeffrey and Linda Gibbs of Crofton, Md., Stacy and Nick Saturno, of Newtown; David and Samantha Fleming, Paul and Becki Fleming, Amy and Steve Lamb, all of Yardley.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 11 a.m. , at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Makefield and Sutphin Roads, Yardley. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1700 Makefield Road, Yardley, Pa. 19067

-- Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, Bucks Co., October 12, 2003 - Contributed by Tammy Clark


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Betty Mae Haggart

Betty Mae Haggart passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 9th at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown. Betty was born on May 11th, 1937 in Moundsville, W.Va., and she was a former resident of Levittown.

Betty worked as a supervisor at Globe Weiss Stationery Manufacturing of Bristol, Pa. for over 20 years; she then retired to her home in the Elderberry Section of Levittown.

Betty is the daughter of the late Isador Kurderski and wife of the late Charles Edward Haggart Jr. She is survived by her mother, Mary Kurderski of West Virginia and her three sons, Charles R. Haggart and his wife Dru Lynn of Holland and Rick and Clark Haggart, of the Bucks Co. She is the proud grandmother of Crystal, Justin and Caitlin and the great grandmother of Makayla Slater.

Betty is also survived by her brother, Raymond Kurderski and his wife Anne and their family; her two sisters, Carol Neal and her husband Bill and their family; her two sisters, Carol Neal and her husband Bill and their families and Mary Ellen Neal and her family, all of West Virginia.

Relatives and friends are invited to Betty's Life Celebrations on Sunday, October 12, 2003 form 7 to 9 p.m. and her Funeral Service on Monday, October 12, at 11 am at the Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, Washington & Lincoln Aves., Newtown. Interment will follow in Newtown Cemetery. Memorial contribution in Betty's name may be made to Chandler Hall Hospice, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, Pa. 18940 or the American Cancer Society, 700 Horizon Circle, Suite 201, Chalfont, Pa. 18914. -- Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, Bucks Co., October 13, 2003 - Contributed by Tammy Clark


James A. Hogdon

James A. Hodgdon, age 78, of Fairless Hills, died on Friday, October 10, 2003, at St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown Township.

Born and raised in Montpelier, Vermont, Mr. Hodgdon has been a resident of Fairless Hills for the past fifty years. He was employed with U.S. Steel for thirty three years until retiring in 1986 and was also employed with Bucks County Auto Parts for several years. Mr. Hodgdon was an Army veteran of World War II where he received two Purple Hearts. He was a member of the American Legion Post #834 in Fallsington and was also a member of St. Frances Cabrini Parish.

Mr. Hodgdon is the beloved husband of fifty six years to Jeanette Hodgdon (nee Mason). He is the loving father of Lawrence Hodgdon and his wife Joyce of Levittown, Michael Hodgdon and his wife Glenda of Fairless Hills, Brian Hodgdon and his wife Sherry of Trevose, Sandra Schwenk and her husband Richard of St. Cloud, Florida, Patricia Dombroski and her husband Michael of Levittown, Donna Hodgdon of Fairless Hills, and Barabara Myers and her husband Robert of Levittown.

He will also be sadly missed by twelve grandchildren, Richard Schwenk and his wife Julie, Christopher Schwenk and his wife Angie, David Hodgdon, Mar, Hodgdon, Cpl. Michael Dombroski, Katlyn Dombroski, Ashley Hodgdon, Kelly Hodgdon, Allison Myers, Melissa Myers, Brianne Hodgon, and Anthony Hodgdon; one great granddaughter, Kimberly Hodgdon; four brothers, Richard, Max and Archie Hodgdon, all of Vermont; and Robert Hodgdon of Alaska; one sister, Mary Sylvester of Vermont and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Church followed by Rite of Committal in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem, Pa.

Memorial contributions would be appreciated to St. Frances Cabrini Church, 325 S. Oxford Valley Rd., Fairless Hills, Pa. 19030 or to the American Legion Post #834, 300 Yardley Aver., Fallsington, PA 19054 -- Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, Bucks Co., October 12, 2003 - Contributed by Tammy Clark



Christian Kell

Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Pa., February 13, 1828
Melancholy
It is stated in the Allentown, Lehigh county "Freiderschothe," that Mr. Christian Kell of Rockhill, Bucks County, Pa., died of hydrophobia on Friday the 24th ult., after an illness of 9 days. The only cause of the disease assigned by the unfortunate sufferer and his family, was his having been bitten about 7 years ago by a dog which was not known to be mad.



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John McFadden

Bucks Co. Gazette, Bristol, Pa, April 12, 1900

Obituary

John McFadden died April 1st and was buried from his late residence, 85 Buckley street, Thursday, 5th instant. The remains were placed in a black  walnut casket, which was beautifully mounted in ebony and gold, massive handles, crucifix and engraved plate bearing name and date of death. The funeral was a very large one, being attended by a large number of frends from Philadelphia, Lehigh and Carbon counties.  Mr. McFadden was an old resident of Bristol, a very devout Catholic, and during his life his honesty, integrity of character and love of truth caused him to be held in the highest measure of esteem and respect by all who had social and business relations with him. Mr. McFadden was a faithful and affectionate husband and a kind and indulgent father, the memory of whose simplicity of life will remain untarnished in the hearts and minds of all who knew him.


Charles McMicken

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)  January 15 1823 Page 3

Died in Warwick township, Bucks county, Pa., on the 24th of Dec. Mr. Charles McMicken, a respectable citizen of that county, who was born, lived and died on the same plantation, at the advanced age of 82 years.


Charlotte M. Megele

Charlotte M. Megele, passed away on October 7, 2003 at Doylestown Hospital.

Charlotte was a long time member of the Bavarian Club. In her more recent years, in addition to enjoying cruises throughout the Caribbean, she also became an avid producer of hook rugs. Beloved wife of the late Josef Megele ,she is survived by her daughters Loretta Corcoran along with her husband Joseph, Ingrid Wertz with her husband Craig and Christine Goodie with her husband Robert. She is also survived by brothers Richard and Paul Kozub; and grandchildren Derek, Randy, Nicole and Alexis. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Doylestown Hospital Development Department, 595 W. State Street, Doylestown, Pa. 18901.

-- Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, Bucks Co., October 13, 2003 - Contributed by Tammy Clark


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Thomas A. O'Malley

Thomas A. O'Malley, 65, of Bristol, Pa. died Tuesday, October 7, 2003 in Select Specialty Hospital at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Born in Philadelphia, Mr. O'Malley has been a lifelong resident of Bristol. Mr. O'Malley retired as a self-employed painting contractor. He was a member of the Bristol Moose Lodge and V.F.W. Post in Bristol.  Son of the late Thomas R. and Emily (Decker) O'Malley and brother of the late John L. O'Malley, he is survived by three brothers, James G. O'Malley of N.C., Daniel O'Malley of Bristol, William J. O'Malley of Levittown; five sisters, Joan Patterson of Croydon, Mary Godin of Levittown, Emily Peltz of Bristol, Margaret Jett of Levittown, Gloria Ford of Bristol and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. from the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville, Pa. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 fro 6:30 p.m. until the time of service. -- Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, Bucks Co., October 12, 2003 - Contributed by Tammy Clark


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H. James Palmer

H. James Palmer, age 77, of Langhorne, Pa, died October 9, 2003.

Born in Langhorne, he was a veteran of WWII, served in the U.S. Army in European Theater of Operation in five campaigns, was wounded twice and was a German POW. He had a career of 45 years in the railroad industry, serving in various positions of the Reading Railroad, Conrail, and Regional Rail Lines of SEPTA, all in the passenger operations. Mr. Palmer also served several years as Secretary of Langhorne Borough Board of Health. He also served 12 years of Councilman on Langhorne Borough Council. During his tenure he strongly supported improvements to the borough police and the installation of sewers in the borough.

He was active in the local Boy Scout Troop 19 of Langhorne and saw many young men attain the rank of Eagle Scout. In addition he took an active part and fully supported the youth programs in which his son participated, including baseball, swimming, cross-country and track. His favorite pastimes were fishing and traveling with family and friends, including winter vacations in Key Colony Beach, Fla., where he met and became friends with people from all over the country. During his retired years, he always enjoyed helping his friends and neighbors, whenever he was needed. From the time of his retirement, Jim worked at Sesame Place, each spring, helping prepare for summer opening. While there he met and enjoyed many fine high school and college students who were employed there for the summer.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ethel Miller Palmer, a son, Richard and his wife Christine of Audubon, Pa., three grandchildren, Stephen Palmer and his wife Lisa of West Chester, Pa., Jennifer Palmer of Audubon, Pa., and David Palmer of Harrisburg, Va. He also had one great grandson, Christopher, son of Stephen and Lisa.

Friends and relatives may attend services at St. James Episcopal Church, Langhorne, Pa. 11 am Tuesday. Friends will be received at the church 10:30 AM until service time.  Arrangements are under direction of Faust Funeral Home for interment at Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to St. Mary's Medical Center, Cancer Unit, Langhorne, Pa., or St. James Episcopal Church, Bellevue Avenue, Langhorne, Pa. -- Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, Bucks Co., October 13, 2003 - Contributed by Tammy Clark


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Peter Reinbolt

Taken from the Reading Eagle dated December 23, 1899

Contributed by Vicki Hartman

Peter Reinbolt, near Doylestwon, aged 70 years. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil war.


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Marie T. Smolsky

Newspaper: Bucks County Courier Times
January 22, 2013
Submitters Name: Marie Rooney


Marie T. Smolsky died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 84.

Born and raised in Minersville, PA, and formerly of Philadelphia, Mrs. Smolsky moved to Middletown Township in 1957.

She was a member of Queen of the Universe Parish.

Mrs. Smolsky was seamstress with the Philtex Company of Philadelphia for over twenty years .

A woman of many talents, Mrs. Smolsky enjoyed drawing and sketching. She was very musically inclined and skillfully played the accordion, guitar and piano and had a beautiful singing voice as well.

Mother of the late Vincent R., Mrs. Smolsky is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Leonard J. and her children, Marie D. Rooney (Tucker) of Naples, FL; David Smolsky, Sr. (Frances C. Police) of Port Charlotte, FL and Raymond J. Smolsky of Frackville, PA. She will also be sadly missed by her 10 grandchildren, Donna Maria Aschenbrenner, Dina Marie Henon (Stephen), Stacey Chiarello, Patti Ann Smolsky, Katie Lyn Smolsky, Dawn Gale, David Smolsky II, Cyndy Smolsky, Steven Smolsky and John Mineka and 15 great grandchildren. Born one of twenty two children, Mrs. Smolsky is survived by 5 brothers and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday,January 24,2013 from 1:00 until 3:00 pm at the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown. Interment will be held privately.



Helen L. (Krysa) Straszynski

Helen L. (Krysa) Straszynski, 86, of Morrisville, Pa., died Saturday, October 11, 2003 at her daughter's home in Morrisville.

Born in Morrisville, Mrs. Straszynski has been a lifelong resident of Morrisville.

Wife of the late Vincent E. Straszynski, Sr. and daughter of the late George and Vicotira Krysa and sister of the late Mary Bonderchurch, she is survived by one daughter, Dorothy Politi, of Morrisville; two sons, Thomas W. Straszynski, of Langhorne; Vincent E. Straszynski Jr., of Weing; six grandchildren, Adrenne, Daniel and Sara Straszynski and Stewart, Christopher and Emily Politi; one great grandchild; two brothers, Larry and John Krysa; six sisters, Sally Dymowski, Ann Simms, Lynn Eichenger, Ilene Pianowski, Elizabeth Stroble and Marjorie Hable; several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 13, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Morrisville. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lower Makefield Twp., Pa.

Relatives and friends may call on Monday, October 13, 2003 at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Arrangements under the direction of J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, Morrisville.

Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Holy Trinity R.C. Church, 201 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. 19067 -- Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, Bucks Co., October 12, 2003 - Contributed by Tammy Clark


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Arlander Weathersby

Arlander Weathersby Jr., of Yardley, Pa., age 56, passed October 9, 2003 at home.

A native of Jackson, Miss., and a graduate of Delaware State College, Dover, Del., he worked for the Hamilton Township Board of Education at Nottingham High School. He was a Health and Physical Education Teacher for 31 years where he served as head track coach for many years. He was dedicated to changing the lives of young people. Proir to his illness, he enjoyed fishing and caring for his lawn.

Son of the late Willett Weathersby, he is survived by his father, Arlander Weathersby, Sr. of Pemberton, New Jersey, his wife, Beverly, daughter, Orien, sister, Lorene (Charles) Moore, brothers, Douglas (Carrie) of Jackson, Miss. and Ronald of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, mother-in-law Ernestine Holden, father-in-law William Holden of Dover, Del., two brothers-in-law, five sister-in-law, and several nieces, nephews and aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, October 13, 2003 at Calvary Full Gospel Church, 676 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, Pa. 19030. Calling hours will be 8:00 a.m. until time of service at the Church. Interment Greenwood Cemetery Hamilton, New Jersey. Arrangements are by the Hughes Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Nottingham Athletic Club Association in memory of Arlander Weathersby Jr. -- Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, Bucks Co., October 12, 2003 - Contributed by Tammy Clark


Murial E. Williams

Muriel E. Williams (nee Hibbs) passed away on Friday, October 10, 2003 at Temple Lower Bucks Hospital. She was 82 years old.

Born in Daniels, West Virignia, Muriel was an avid bingo player, enjoyed gardening, the casino and her beloved Philadelphia Phillies.

She was the loving wife of the late William F. Williams, the dear mother of Edward Williams and his wife Donna of Langhorne, Frank Williams and his wife Judy of Yardley, Janet Comfort of Hamilton Square, N.J., Patricia Starrett and her husband Paul of Fairless Hills, William Williams and his wife Joy of Pipersville and Sandra Rambo and her husband Martin of Levittown, the loving grandmother of 18 and dear great grandmother of 17, also survived by her sister, Opal Hildren of Baltimore, Md., and one brother Chester Hibbs of Chalfont, Pa.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Life Celebration, Tuesday, October 14, 1t Beck Givnish of Lower Bucks, 7400 New Falls Road, Levittown from 9:30-11 a.m. followed by her funeral service 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Bristol Cemetery.

The family would appreciate donations to the American Heart Association, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Bldg. A, Suite 100, Conshohocken, Pa., 19428 or the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, Md., 20852. -- Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown, PA, Bucks Co., October 12, 2003 - Contributed by Tammy Clark


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