David Mahler

R. David Mahler, age 73, of Newtown, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Doylestown Hospital in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, surrounded by his family.

Born August 12, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts, he was a son of the late Richard A. and Jean Whittier Mahler.

David was a 45 year resident of Newton, Pennsylvania, and formerly of Moorestown, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor Degree in Finance. He was a Branch Manager for Central Penn Bank until his retirement in 1990, and a former owner of Clarks Flower Shop.

David was an active volunteer with many organizations, including Penndel Mental Health, The American Red Cross, Newton Library and Doylestown Hospital.

He served as Parliamentarian of the Newton Historic Association, and treasurer of Women Organized Against Rape (A Woman’s Place). He was a former member of the Newton Exchange Club and the Defiance Lodge #335, Knight of Pythias, where he was the sitting Chancellor Commander. He was an active and long-time member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jane Harsh Mahler; children, Elizabeth Socorso, and husband, Philip, of Wilmington, Delaware, and William Mahler, and wife, Lauren, of Newtown, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Helen Socorso, Will Socorso, Brayden Mahler and Tristan Mahler; and a sister, Barbara J. McKenney, of Marlinton.

Memorial service was April 8 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Interment was in the Parish Cemetery.

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