March 14, 2000 |
Frank Cordero, 76, of Levittown, a retired refining company employee, died on Wednesday at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He was the chief steward at Atlantic Richfield Co. for many years until his retirement in 1985. Mr. Cordero was born on the island of Samar in the Philippines, where he was a member of the Rotary Tennis Club. He came to the United States as a young man and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a longtime resident of Philadelphia before moving to Levittown in 1973.
October 15, 1989 |
A Levittown man was being held in the Bucks County Correctional Facility in Doylestown last week in connection with an assault of an off-duty Falls Township police officer. Jerald Matthews, 19, of the 100 block of Lower Orchard Drive, Levittown, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of reckless endangerment after the attack Oct. 6 outside Matthews' home. He was arraigned before District Justice Catherine Ritter and was sent to prison when he did not post 10 percent of $500,000 bail.
September 21, 2008 |
When developer William J. Levitt built his third Levittown, sociologists doubted a sense of community could grow out of the Burlington County labyrinth of cookie-cutter houses. But 50 years later, original resident Lee Isackson, 74, tutors immigrants in a public library started from boxes of books stacked in her garage. Her husband, Richard, also 74, has devoted 39 years to the town's Rotary Club. Cliff and Dottie Anderson, charter members of the town's St. Paul Methodist Church, are planning their 60th wedding anniversary celebration at home in the first section Levitt built.
March 2, 1995 |
The Louis A. Galzerano Funeral Home, which has served the Bristol area for more than 75 years from 430 Radcliffe St., will open a second location in Levittown by late spring. Louis A. Galzerano 3d, whose grandfather founded the business and provided in-home service to his first clients, said the 12,000-square-foot building, under construction at 3500 Bristol-Oxford Valley Rd., will serve an expanded and more diverse market. The building, done in an eclectic Georgian design, features matching front and rear porticos, an elaborate interior lobby, and two viewing rooms.
April 4, 2012
One person was dead after a car accident Tuesday evening in Bucks County, authorities said. The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. at Emilie Road and Indian Creek Place in Levittown, a dispatch supervisor said. The accident was initially described as a car hitting a tree. Authorities said that one person in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the accident was under investigation. - Robert Moran
January 8, 2000 |
Philomena E. Christopher Dougherty, 80, a homemaker whose family members were the first non-Levitt employees to reside in Levittown, Bucks County, died Wednesday at her home in New Hope. "She and my father and the children were the first [non-Levitt employee] family to move into Levittown in June 1952," said her daughter Rita K. Calzerette. Levittown developer William Levitt "chose them as the all-American family and over the years she was presented with roses and was present at most ribbon-cutting ceremonies celebrating Levitt grand openings.
July 22, 2000 |
John T. Rossi, 55, formerly of Levittown, Bucks County, a former can-manufacturing company employee, died Tuesday at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., after a six-week illness. For 20 years, he was a machine mechanic for National Can Co. in Fairless Hills. At the time of his death, he had been employed for eight years as a custodian for the Mount Carmel Area School District. A native of Mount Carmel in Schuylkill County, Mr. Rossi was raised there and moved to Levittown 35 years ago. He returned to Mount Carmel in 1990.
June 9, 2011 |
It took only a minute. A Bucks County mother went into the house leaving her 4-year-old child outside. When she returned, the mother found the child on the bottom of the family's above ground pool, police said. The incident occurred on Thursday morning around 11:30 a.m. in the unit block of Crestwood Road in Levittown, police said. The mother, a registered nurse at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, jumped in to the four-foot-deep pool, pulled her child onto the deck, and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
February 18, 2012 |
Growing up in lower Bucks County in the 1960's, Dale Frazier had a blast playing in the woods and vast fields near his home on the outskirts of Levittown, one of America's first single-home developments. Frazier moved away as an adult, but in his childhood memories, the community was forever young, clean, and thriving. So after living in other parts of the county and the country, he moved back, settling seven years ago in the Farmwood section with his wife and daughter. Levittown was not as he remembered.
January 25, 1986 |
In the early days, Tom Earley and his Levittown neighbors talked about why they couldn't build fences and why they couldn't hang their wash out to dry on Sundays. The reasons, Earley would tell them, were that William Levitt, who built Levittown in the early 1950s, didn't like fences and that he discouraged his homebuyers from doing their washing on Sundays because he believed it cheapened churchgoing days. In the 34 years since Levittown was begun, the community has matured, and the courtly and genial Tom Earley has turned a white-haired 62. But he is still talking to his neighbors about local concerns and issues, some of which are a bit more complicated.