Recent Obituaries

Kathleen W. Mahanes

May 1, 2021

Kathleen Wester Mahanes of Doylestown passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 1, 2021. She was 78 years old, and the wife of the late Walter Mahanes. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Kathy was the daughter of the late Edward and Lucinda (Gutmann) Wester. Kathy was a graduate of New Providence High School,

John W. Hager

April 26, 2021

John Winfield Hager, a life long resident of Doylestown and Plumsteadville, died on Monday April 26, 2021. John was the son of the late Russell F. and M. Norma Leatherman Hager. He will be remembered for his love of ballet, acting and knitting. He also wrote and had published a children’s novel. John was a

Kathleen L. Dickey

April 19, 2021

Kathleen L. Dickey, of Chalfont, died on Monday, April 19, 2021 at her residence. She was 74 and the wife of Stephen Dickey. Born in Doylestown, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Ettenger Heath. Kathleen was very talented in many ways, particularly cake decorating and wood burning and had a very

Alvin Armstrong, Jr.

April 14, 2021

Alvin Armstrong, Jr. of Warrington, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2021 at home. He was 89 and the husband for 66 years of Arlene N. Armstrong. Born in Johnsville, PA, he was the son of the late Thelma and Alvin Armstrong, Sr. Al grew up in Johnsville, PA, worked at Luff’s farm, and then

Joseph H. Campbell

April 13, 2021

Joseph Campbell of Doylestown passed away on April 13th with his beloved wife, Joan, at his bedside. He had celebrated his 92nd birthday a week earlier. A native of Philadelphia, Joseph was a graduate of Roman Catholic High School, LaSalle University and did graduate work at Indiana University of Bloomington, Indiana where he met his

Patricia A. Cosgrove

April 13, 2021

Pat Cosgrove was a lifelong student and teacher. She left this world suddenly on April 13, 2021 at the age of 86. Pat was born in Manayunk, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Agnes Cosgrove. She was named “Personality Girl” in her freshman year, and has blessed countless lives with her love and sharp wit

Denis J. Lawler

April 7, 2021

Denis James Lawler, Esquire passed away peacefully at home on April 7, 2021 with the dignity, matter-of-factness, and grace with which he lived his life. The cause was cancer. Beloved father, grandfather, brother and son, Denis was preceded in death by his father, James Francis, and is survived by his beloved mother, Marie; his daughter:

James R. Ferguson

April 5, 2021

James Richardson Ferguson of Doylestown died on April 5, 2021 at Doylestown Hospital after a suffering a stroke two days earlier. He was 87 years old. Jim was the husband of Judith Stultz Ferguson, his wife of 58 years. Born in Philadelphia and raised on Stanwood Street near Pennypack Park, he was the son of

Howard L. Kiesel

April 4, 2021

Howard Leonard Kiesel of Doylestown died on April 4, 2021. He was 92 years old and the husband for 36 years of the late Jeanne Mason who passed in 1985 and the husband for 18 years of the late Virginia Isleib who passed 2009. Born in 1929, he was the son of the late Leonard

Cecilia W. Twining

April 2, 2021

Cecilia “Cissy” W. Twinning died April 2, 2021.   She was born in 1936 at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC to the late Colonel Elmer C. Woods and Lucile Faulk Woods. Cissy’s father was a Marine Corps Colonel serving in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Her young life included a year of High School on