A collection of local people who have made some impact in the lives and culture of New Hope – Our friends and family that have gone before us.
– “We will never forget you, for you will always be in our hearts and on our minds. Your individual contributions to our special community, and most importantly for being our most fabulous friends, brothers, sisters and partners. We love you, and you will be missed.???
Monica Ray – AKA Randy Bowman 1957 – 1998 Submitted by Joe Black September 3rd 2016 How do you write about a very dear friend who was also happened to be a local legend? It’s like trying to write the perfect explanation of what love is. You may be able to touch on a few key […]
Phillip Powell 1919 –2008 Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in 1919, Phillip Lloyd Powell began crafting furniture during his teen years. After studying mechanical engineering at the Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1939 – 1940) and then meteorology at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois (1942), he began working as a meteorologist in […]
Joseph L. Wiley, Jr., “The best dressed man in New Hope”, passed away on March 7th in the Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Buckingham, PA. He was 89 years old. Born in Philadelphia to the late Joseph L Wiley, Sr. and Marie (Defeo) Wiley, Joe resided in Atlantic City and New York City before […]
Tim McMurtry – Filmmaker, Photographer, Director, Editor & Friend “I Remember Mother??? a documentary Tim McMurtry worked as a freelance filmmaker, and photographer. His most noteworthy, documentary work was a short film, ‘‘I Remember Mother,??? about the life of local New Hope, PA personality, and drag performer, Joe “Mother??? Cavellucci. McMurtry also volunteered to shoot […]
Marie DeLuca 1931 – 2014 Marie R. (Pingitore) DeLuca of Perkasie, Pa., formerly of Feasterville and New Hope, Pa. pictured here with her son officer Frank DeLuca after the NHC Pride Parade. Known affectionately as ‘Momma DeLuca, she would revel in the fact she would ride with her son in the NHC’s Annual Pride Parade […]
Gina Marks 1941 – 2016 “I was a lucky woman, who led an amazing life!??? Gina Marks, born in 1941 as Gina Mary Constance Maschio of Beverly Hills, CA passed away peacefully on March 30th in New Hope, PA with her family by her side after a long struggle with cancer. Gina was raised in […]
Eddie Coogan 1958 – 2013 Eddie grew up in Virginia, son of a Navy dad. He came to New Hope in the late 70’s. His first job here was bartending at the Baron and then he went on to bartend at Odette’s for many years. He then started his own in-home dog grooming business and […]
Ed White 1954 – 2016 Ed White was one of the first retailers in New Hope to support the idea of New Hope Celebrates and he became the pioneer treasurer from 2003-2006. He was a man loved by many: a longtime businessman who later toured the country as a freelance financial consultant/speaker at many major […]
Dawn Raia 1965 – 2014 “It is an intense awakening at my age to think of life and death,??? she said. “At 43, I’ve chosen to keep fighting.??? Born in Brooklyn, NY, Dawn came to the area 25 years ago. She opened her first restaurant, Caffe Galleria, in New Hope. The restaurant later relocated to […]
Andre Lenoble 1935 ish – 2013 “Life is Wonderful??? Andre LeNoble was a man whose wealth truly could be measured by his friendships. The beloved “front-of-the-house??? man at Zoubi, a popular New Hope restaurant, had his final wish honored last week when his extensive community of friends raised some $16,000 to have him flown first […]