Paul Frederick Corl

age 76, walked through the gates of heaven on September 3, 2020. He was born on April 12, 1944 in Trafford, within Westmoreland county of Pennsylvania. Paul was born into a family of funeral directors, watching his father tend to the families that lost loved ones. As a child, he helped his father with services and other tasks at the funeral home. He graduated from Trafford High School in 1962. He also went to Point Park Junior College and the University of Pittsburgh. He pursued his passion and graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science to become a funeral director. 

Paul worked hard like his father before him, serving the community and providing the utmost care to his families. He eventually owned and operated his own funeral home for many years. He accumulated many stories of his experiences and loved to give advice to younger directors that he worked with. Paul was also a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge and developed many friendships over the years. He met and married Sue Ann (Bettinger) and together they enjoyed working funerals, church functions, Masonic events and many other activities. 

Paul was the owner of the former Corl Funeral Homes, Inc., of Tower City & Williamstown, PA. 

Upon retirement, Paul and Sue Ann moved to League City, Texas where they would spend his remaining years. He became a member of the Masonic Lodge – La Porte No. 857, as well as the Arabia Oriental Shrine Houston. They attended League City United Methodist Church and hardly missed a Sunday. Though retired, Paul worked with different funeral homes as a Pre-Need director, helping families prepare for their final journeys. 

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Corl, Mildred (Nemitz) Corl and Bertha Fisher; brothers, Gene H. Corl of Monroeville, PA and Harry E. Corl, Jr. (Bud) and wife Betty of League City, TX.

He was the father of Marianne E. Corl, owner of W. Orville Kimmel Funeral Home, Harrisburg, PA  and the grandfather of The Rev. Dr. Nathan Corl Minnich, owner of Minnich Family Funeral Homes, Inc., Williamstown, and Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Ltd., Millersburg & Elizabethville.

He was laid to rest with a graveside service and Masonic Rites at 11 AM on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Nacogdoches, TX, with his grandson officiating. 


Juliet C. Sommer

Juliet Charlotte Sommer of Lower Makefield Township, PA died Saturday, September 5, 2020 at her home. She was 69.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of the late Dr. George N. J. Sommer, Jr. and Anne FitzGerald Sommer, she has been a lifelong Lower Makefield resident.

Julie was graduated from the Academy of Mount St. Vincent in Tuxedo Park, NY and the University of Denver. She completed professional studies at the American Academy McAlister Institute of Funeral Service in New York City and became a licensed funeral director in 1980. Julie was an owner of the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home in Yardley, PA for the past 40 years. She was the great-granddaughter of James Murphy, early proprietor of the M. William Murphy Funeral Home of Trenton, NJ. 

Julie had a multitude of interests. She was a supporter of community groups such as the Friends of the Delaware Canal and St. Ignatius Parish. Julie always enjoyed her home gardens of both flowers and vegetables. Amongst her interests were European travel, reading and preparing for and celebrating the Christmas Season. Julie was devoted to her cats over the years and featured them in her Holiday cards. She was a lifelong member of the Trenton Country Club and participated in its activities.

Daughter of the late Dr. George N.J. Sommer, Jr., and Anne FitzGerald Sommer, she is survived by her two brothers, George N.J. Sommer III of Cambridge, MA, and Dr. John T. Sommer of Radnor, PA, her two sisters Catherine M. Arias of Alachua, FL, and Anna L. Sommer of Langhorne, PA, six nephews, two nieces, 10 great nieces and nephews, and her best cat friend, Cosmo.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home 17 S. Delaware Ave. Yardley, PA 19067. Her Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 10:30am at St. Ignatius Church 999 Reading Ave. Yardley, PA 19067. Interment will take place in St. Ignatius Cemetery, River Road Yardley. Memorial contributions can be made to the Friends of the Delaware Canal 145 S. Main St., New Hope, PA 18938. 


Lucy P. (Piotrowski) Boron

Peacefully on Monday, September 21, 2020, of Carrick. Wife of the late Thaddeus T. "Ted" Boron. Loving mother Thaddeus T. "Ted" (Pamela) Boron, Jr. and Ed (Kathi) Boron. Devoted Gram of Nicole (Dominic) Ciotti, Thaddeus (Cecily Becker) Boron, III, Ryan Boron, Elaine Boron (Douglas Maloney), and Jenna Boron (fiancé Josh Taylor). Cherished Great Gram of Camille Ciotti, Thaddeus T. "Ted" Boron, IV, Oliver Maloney, and Christian Ciotti. Sister of Paul (Mary Lou) Piotrowski, and the late Zita, Mary, Theodora Piotrowski, Regina Russell, Louis, and Louise Piotrowski. Also, devoted furry companion Roxie. Visitations Friday 2-8 PM at the Boron Funeral Home, Inc., 1719 Brownsville Road. Due to COVID-19 regulations, visitations are limited to 25 people, social distancing and mask guidelines need to be followed.  Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Trinity Parish at St. Basil Church on Saturday at 10:30 AM.  EVERYONE PLEASE MEET IN CHURCH. Lucy was honored by the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association for being the longest licensed female funeral director in the state of PA for over 71 years. Mom was also an avid Pittsburgh Penguin fan and season ticket holder for many years. Known as "Grandma Chocolate" and “Bus Nana” by many, she was a loving, kind, generous, patient, grandmother who enjoyed doting and spoiling her grandchildren. She was always there to listen, encourage and support; she was their biggest cheerleader. Her back to school shopping sprees, lunch dates, Christmas traditions, playhouse shows, treat bags, bus rides to downtown etc. will be remembered fondly forever. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Blessed Trinity Parish in memory of Lucy.