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Obituary: Robert V. Sullivan

Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00
Sullivan, Robert V. of Levittown died on Feb. 11. Worked with the Island Trees School District. Loving father of Michael (Laurie), Doreen Freda (Frank), the late Robert, Jr. and Brian. Dear brother of Bertha. Cherished grandfather of seven. A prayer service was held at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, Levittown Chapel, with a funeral service on Feb. 15. Interment will be at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

Obituary: Barbara A. Schaffner

Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00

Schaffner, Barbara A., 72, of Levittown, formerly of Elmhurst, IL, died Feb. 4, in Bolingbrook, IL. She was born August 31, 1940, in Elmhurst. Beloved daughter of the late George A. and Isabella Flemming Schaffner, dear sister of Mary (Bob) Korman of Omaha, NE, adored aunt of Erin Gillotte, Robyn (Dave) Lisy and Michael (Julie) Korman, all of Bolingbrook, IL, great-aunt of Caitlin, Meghan, Alex, Sydney, Kimberly and Madison, great-great aunt of Charlotte.


Obituary: Kenneth Hartly Swearingen

Friday, 25 January 2013 00:00

Swearingen, Kenneth Hartly, 90, died on Jan. 17, at his daughter’s home in Brookline, NH. He was born on July 30, 1922 in Claremont, SD, son of Joseph Swearingen and Myrtle (Freeland) Jones. Husband of the late Ruth M. (Heimburger) Swearingen. Prior to her death on Nov. 3, 1991 they had shared almost 49 years of marriage. 

Swearingen served his country proudly during WWII in the U.S. Navy. Following his service he worked as a carpenter and then went to work as a sorter for the U.S. Post Office. He enjoyed cutting trees, and made a point to visit Granny’s Restaurant whenever he was in Homosassa, FL. He is survived by a son, Kenneth Hartly Swearingen II of Plano, TX; a daughter, Marlene Morgan of Brookline, NH; Four grandsons, Keith, Matthew, Trevor and Evan; and two great-granddaughters, Jade and Abigail. Graveside Service was held on Jan. 21 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Brookline, NH. Contributions can be made to Meals on Wheels – Milford, NH, P.O. Box 910, Merrimack, NH 03054, or Home Health & Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054, or to the WWII Veterans Memorial. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, NH.


Obituary: Howard L. Garthwaite

Friday, 04 January 2013 00:00

Garthwaite, Howard L. of Levittown died on Dec. 23. Worked for the U. S. Postal Service for 35 years, retired as manager. Purple Heart recipient. Survivor of Stalag 17. Recently featured on HBO documentary, Hard Times Lost on Long Island. Beloved husband of the late Mary Llyn. Loving father of James H. (Patricia), Alan P. (Gayle), and Howard M. (Stephanie). Cherished grandfather of Brian, Kevin, Glenn, Jacki, and Andrea. Services were held at the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, Levittown Chapel on Thursday, Dec. 27. Funeral services were held on Dec. 28, with interment at Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to LI Cares, Inc. 10 Davids Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788, in his memory would be appreciated. 


Obituary: Rosemary A. Gordon

Friday, 21 December 2012 00:00
Gordon, Rosemary A., of Levittown, died on Dec. 2. Devoted nurse for 24 years at NUMC. Longtime member of the Catholic Daughter, the Rosary Society and the Mothers of Priests. Devoted wife of the late Alfred (Buddy). Cherished mother of Father Gerard, Maura (Aileen) and Sean (Meg). Loving grandmother of Sarah. Beloved sister of Margaret Will. Service was held at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Homes, Levittown Chapel. Mass was held at St. Bernard RC Church. Interment was held at Holy Rood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donate to Carmelite Sisters of the Aged and Infirm, 600 Woods Road, Germantown, NY 12526.

Obituary: Ann E. Daly

Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00

Daly, Ann E. of Levittown died on Nov. 18. Beloved wife of Eugene. Loving mother of Colleen Brower (Michael) and Erin Daly. Cherished grandmother of Michael and Meghan Brower. Dear sister of Mary Blane (Mike) and Kathy Healy (James). Survived by many nieces and nephews. Mass was held on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at St. Bernard Church in Levittown. Interment at Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury.


Obituary: Patricia A. McBride

Friday, 09 November 2012 00:00

Patricia A. McBride, of Levittown, passed on October 18, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was the past president of the Columbiettes, the American Legion Post #1711 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Salisbury Senior Center. Member of Levittown Community Council and Levittown Historical Society. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Patricia Shick (David), and Joseph (Marianne). Devoted sister of Veronica, Catherine, Joan, John and James. Cherished grandmother of six and great-grandmother of two. Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Levittown Chapel, 2786 Hempstead Turnpike (two blocks east of Wantagh Parkway). Mass Tuesday, 10 a.m. at St. Bernard R.C. Church. Interment Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice Care Network, 99 Sunnyside Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11797. Remembrance may be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Obituary: Isabelle F. Wachter

Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00

Isabelle F. Wachter, 88, longtime resident of Levittown died on Sept. 22, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Charles. Dear sister of Anne Laufer and the late Bud Heron. Survived by her much-loved children: Bonnie Hamma, Dawn Greil (Joe), Brian (Deb) and Donna Olivero (Dennis). Cherished grandmother of Charles, Rick, Dana (Bryan), Zachary and great-grandmother of Charles, Nicole, Megan, and the late Heather. Dear sister-in-law of Valerie and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Services were held at Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home in Levittown. A private interment was held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.


Obituary: Ruth I. Josiah

Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00

Ruth I. Josiah, age 89, of Stony Brook,  (formerly of Levittown) passed away on August 2, 2012. Beloved wife of William for 70 years. Loving mother of Timothy (Marlene), Edward (Dolores), Scott (Debbi), Michael (Debra), and Eileen Robertson (William). Cherished grandmother of six and great grandmother of  three. Dear sister of Viola Haverly.


Obituary: John E. Civitello

Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00

John E. Civitello, of Levittown, died on June 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Susan. Devoted father of Suzanne Duffy (John), John F., Marie and Lisa. Cherished brother of Ronald. Loving grandfather of Kevin. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Levittown Chapel. Mass at Holy Family RC Church.


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