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December 31, 2020

     Obituaries and/or corrections will be accepted from the funeral home or service entrusted with the arrangements. They will work with you to place an obituary notice. Obituaries will be accepted by fax at 215-679-5077, or via e-mail at townandcountry@upvnews. com.

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May 27, 2020

            Shirley M. Meyers, 85, of Douglassville and a longtime resident of Spring

Mount, passed away on May 25, 2020. 

            Born in Richlandtown, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Mimi (Ritter) Derr. She was also the beloved wife of the late George W. Meyers. 

            For many years Shirley was the treasurer of the Lower Frederick Ladies Auxiliary.  She had a sparkling personality, loved to laugh and have fun, and made friends everywhere she went.

            She enjoyed traveling, playing a good game of bingo, and, in her younger years, out fishing her husband. She especially loved spending as much time as possible with her beloved grandsons.

            Shirley will be dearly missed by her two daughters, Sandy Hallman and Peggy Meyers, both of Douglassville; and two grandsons, John C. Hallman and Brandon W. Hallman.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her grandson, Robert W. Hallman.

            A private graveside service will be held for the family in Christ Evangelical Congregational Church Cemetery. 

            Online condolences may be expressed on 

            Funeral arrangements entrusted to Monaghan Funeral Home, Inc.  (215) 679-6400

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May 26, 2020

            Felicia Nichole (Derr) Hodgson, 33, of Pennsburg, returned home to God on 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020. 

            A devoted daughter, Mother, and grandmother; she is survived by: her mother, Krystal Calm (Tony); her father: Randy Derr (Annette); her children: Dawn, Hunter, Evelyn, and Lilyanna; a granddaughter: Willow; and her devoted companion, Stephen Walker.

            Felicia was full of light and laughter.  She will be forever missed by her family and friends.

            She was a Gift of Life donor.

            A Celebration of her Life will be announced at a later date. 

            The Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with her care.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations for her children to: 

            To offer on-line condolences, please visit Felicia's "Book of Memories" at

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May 25, 2020

            Bob, Dr. Hand to many, Dad to a few lived from 1949 until 5/ 22/2020. Born

in Scranton PA, with a then often fatal medical condition he had often been told he was not expected to survive.  Survive and thrive he did for the next 70 years.

            Bob grew up in East Greenville, PA playing ball and chess for hours with is best friend who he considered a brother Brian Bitting and a tight group of friends. As expected, he exceeded at school and sports and was so proud to be inducted into both the Athletic and Academic Hall of fame at his high school alma mater.

            He would often recount the lessons he learned from his years playing baseball and football and speak in sports analogies often to my utter confusion. His dad, Dr. Robert F. Hand Senior, was the town's dentist. His Mom, Edna Mary Griffith Hand was devoted to her only son. She imparted to him a love of reading. His impeccable manners and ability to sew a button where thanks to her. A consummate homemaker in the very best sense, no evening passed without ...

May 23, 2020

            Jacquelyn L. Smith, 83, formerly of Boyertown and Freeland, PA, passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

            She was the wife of the late Stewart C. Smith Sr.

            Born in Spring City, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Cora (Lightcap) Fox.  She is survived by her eight children: Lorraine Smith, Linda Livingstone, Johnny Smith Sr., Stewart Smith Jr., Lori Sheetz, Lisa Rodenbaugh, Lena Kellar and Carl Smith.  She is also survived by two brothers and a sister: Dorothy Olinger, Harold Fox, and Charles Fox; twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by a son Larry Smith.

            Due to the world health pandemic, services and burial will be private. 

            Online condolences may be offered at

            Arrangements are entrusted to Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, East Greenville, PA

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May 21, 2020

      Louis F. "Lou" Morasco, 83, of Quakertown, passed away on Monday, May 11,

2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Carol M. (Duchesne) Morasco, sharing 47 years of marriage together.

      Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Louis and Jean (Cerino) Morasco.

      Lou was a proud fireman for the Philadelphia Fire Department for 7 years, serving with the men and women of Engine Company 45 & Ladder Company 14 at 26th and York Street. Most recently he was a building inspector for Abington, Warminster, and Edgmont Townships and a census taker.

      Lou also served his country honorably in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1957, as a jet engine mechanic.

      He was a member of St. Isadore's R.C. Church in Quakertown.

      He loved to garden, hunt, fly-fish and tie flies, spending time with ...

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