Harold E. “Hap” Voorhees
October 20, 1927 – May 17, 2010
Harold E. “Hap” Voorhees died on Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Lower Bucks Hospital. He was 82. Hap was born in Jersey City, NJ, the son of the late Catherine (Park) and George Voorhees. He was formerly of the Kensington section of Philadelphia. He has been a resident of Bristol Township for the past 57 years. Mr. Voorhees was a longtime and active member of the Emilie United Methodist Church. He was also active in the Crossroads Emmaus Community. Until his retirement in 1990, Hap was a lab supervisor for Rohm and Haas for 38 years. A member and Past President of the Levittown Fire Company #2, Hap was also a member of the Bristol Township Fire Police Association. He was part of Kings Klowns for 20 years. Hap served in the US Army during both World War II and the Korean War. He was a volunteer with the VETA organization. Father of the late Georgia Lee and Amanda Jane, and brother of the late James W. and George Voorhees, Hap is the beloved husband of 57 years to Jean E. (Dawson) and the loving father of Jessie R. Schol (the late William) of Philadelphia, Heather E. MacHenry (Thomas) of Levittown and Paul R. Voorhees (Pamela MacHenry) of Downingtown. He also will be sadly missed by his 7 grandchildren, Elizabeth (Cory), Sarah, Eric (Samantha), Emily Andrew, Robert and Daniel; his 3 great grandchildren, Kate, Alexander and Nathaniel; his brother, Robert P. Voorhees of Sicklerville, his sister, Mary C. Dyer of Philadelphia, several nieces and nephews and extended family. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, from 3:00 until 5:00 pm at the Emilie United Methodist Church, 7300 New Falls Road, Levittown, where his memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm. Interment will be held privately. Memorial contributions to the Emilie United Methodist Church at the above address would be appreciated by the family.
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