Mr. Tim Donnelly

  • Died: November 12, 2013
  • Location: Yardley, Pennsylvania

Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940

Tel. (215) 968-3891

Tribute & Message From The Family

Tim Donnelly, 47, of Yardley, PA, died on November 12 at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown, PA. Born in Bristol, PA, Tim was a long time Bucks Co. resident.
Tim is a graduate of Pennsbury High School, class of 1985 and Delaware Valley College. He is a former Sales Representitive with Ortho McNeil and was employed by Alere Medical Co. for 9 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and he was an accomplished Mountain Biker. He enjoyed skiing, travel and all Philadelphia sports teams.
Tim is the son of the late Harriet Donnelly and he is survived by his father Lawrence P. Sr. and his wife Nancy Donnelly and brother of Lawrence P. Donnelly, JR and his 6 nieces and nephews, Paul, Luke, Noah, Lauren, Sarah and Hannah. He is also survived by his long time companion, Erika Lostavnau.
Relatives and friends are invited to Tim's Life Celebration on Friday, November 15 from 9 to 12 PM and to his service at 12 Noon at the Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, 323 E. Washington Ave., Newtown, 215-968-3891. . Interment will be private. Memorial contributions in Tim's name may be made to the Milton Hershey School, 460 East Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I hope your family is well, I remember you often, rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Maureen Kuntzmann - Acquaintance   November 14, 2018

Another year, and I still remember your kind ways, Peace to your family!

Posted by Maureen Kuntzmann - Fort Washington, PA - Coworker   November 12, 2016

Still hurts to think of your passing Tim. I have your picture in my office, peace to your family.

Posted by Maureen Kuntzmann - co worker   November 11, 2015

Ah, is it really 1 year? I think of Time often, he always made the work day more enjoyable, when he stopped in to say "Hi!". I think he must be behind the Eagles having a good year, I hope he gets the game wherever he is. Thoughts of love and kindness for Tim's family.

Posted by Maureen Kuntzmann rnc    November 12, 2014

Tim, you were such a nice guy, always brightened up my day whenever I ran into you. May god rest your soul. Sorry to see you go.

Posted by adrian bereanu - yardley, PA - friend from Starbucks   November 24, 2013

I knew Tim in elementary school. He was one of the kindest people I have ever met. I will always remember him bringing his horse to school at Makefield Elem. to show the class. I am so sorry to hear the news.

Posted by Beth Senich Simmons - Seattle   November 16, 2013

Tim will be very missed by his morning pals at Starbucks. He was the nicest person I knew and I loved our chats to start the day. Always a smile and time for a hello. It'll be less bright without you Tim. Rest peacefully you were a good man.

Jason Simon

Posted by Jason Simon - Yardley, PA - Friend   November 16, 2013


Dearest Friends,
My heart breaks with you.
May you find comfort and strength in the days ahead.
Father's Love may help.

John 3:16

Posted by Joy    November 15, 2013

"Tim we be missed by all , Tim was a true inspriation and would always put a smile on your face when he walked through the door. Tim took great pride in his employment with Alere and was a wounderful Representive to their compmany...... We have a huge hole in our hearts as we will miss Tim Stopping into our office !!!! We offer our condolences to Tim's Family and Friend's. Tim we will miss you and know that you are no longer suffering and you are in a better place . We say goodbye for now but not forever we will see you again someday!!! ---- Mimi, Nicole and Leanna

Posted by Nicole C - Dover, DE - Friend through Alere   November 15, 2013

On behalf of the folks at Paley OB/Gyn, at Einstein, we offer our condolences to Tim's loved ones, and his Alere co-workers too. May he rest on the arms of the angels. We are saddened by this tragedy and offer our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Paley OB/Gyn Staff    November 15, 2013

I've known Timmy since I969..I was 2 he was 3 when we met. 44 years later, he is my best friend. We always had good times, laughing at some of the choices we made in life. I have alot of friends, but Tim is that one special person you your life. Tim was that rare person that, no matter how bad YOUR life was at that time, the hours you spent with him, you were smiling, and happy. Tim, I'll miss you my friend, but I know we will see each other again in a place where the Flyers, Sixers, Eagles and Phils win championships every year!! Thanks for being in my you're in my heart.

Posted by Jerry Marcello - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - friend since diapers   November 15, 2013

Tim has left a hole in our hearts and his beloved Erika.... I knew Tim for a short period of time and what an impression he left- what a great guy, great smile and so full of life.... Taken too soon n so loved and admired.... My son Conor so sad to hear of your passing- you had no idea what you meant to others and the impression you left..... Res in peace my friend

Posted by Patty and Conor - Doylestown, PA - Friend   November 15, 2013

Mr. Donnelly, I had the pleasure of knowing Tim for 9 years as our Alere rep but he was much more than that. Tim became a dear friend to all the girls at BCWHC. I enjoyed every visit by Tim because we always had interesting conversations. Tim was one of the friendliest and kind person around. I still picture his warm beautiful smile as he would walk in our office. Tim will be greatly missed by all of us. Tim, you are in a peaceful place now...and no more suffering but you are gone too soon!!!!

Posted by Carmela Gabrieli - Bensalem, PA - Friend at BCWHC   November 15, 2013

I knew Tim years ago and it is a sad time for anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. I remember how much he loved to ski and be outdoors. I smile when I remember how patient he was trying to teach me how to rollerblade so we could go with a group of my co-workers one night after work. I remember how much he cared for his dog, Chancey. Mostly, I remember his kindness, what a true gentleman he was, and his warm smile. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family in your time of sorrow. May Tim find eternal peace in heaven.

Posted by Dot Friel-Rosini - Langhorne, PA - Friend   November 15, 2013

I met Tim at Cornerstone in Newtown. I was in physical therapy after a car accident and he told me don't give up. Little did I know that I would be saying the same words to him. Some time had passed and we met again at my brother-in-law's wedding. We shared the same look of "don't I know you?" When we finally pinpointed the time we small the world is! We share(d) many a family functions together with my brother-in-law and sister- in- law. Tim will always be a part of our family. Tim always had a smile on his face and enjoyed whatever his was doing at the time. I pray for comfort for Tim's family and peace for Tim. May the Lord keep Tim in His warm embrace. Tim, you will be missed. We love you.

Posted by Jacqueline Green - Churchville, PA - Friend   November 15, 2013

My prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Jacqueline Carter - Teaneck, NJ   November 14, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I only met Tim once, but spoke with him many times on the phone over the years. He was always kind and full of life. He will be missed! --Ronda Pozoulakis, RN (RN at Alere)

Posted by Ronda Pozoulakis, RN - Baltimore, MD - Co worker   November 14, 2013

I always enjoyed Tim's company during our time at college. He was attentive to details in anything and had a good way with humor. It would be the silliest of things and we would laugh. I remember him telling of his uncle's potato operation at Sterling Farms and of his dog Chauncy. Tim and I once sat in the backseat of one of our friend's car playing air drums to John Bonham's beginning drumbeats to When the Levee Breaks. Many other good memories. May Tim be at peace and dwell in heaven for eternity. May God be with his family and give rest on his soul.

Posted by Darren Alles - Bel Air, MD - Friend   November 14, 2013

"May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.May the sun shine warm upon your face.May the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand." I was thankful to call Timmy my friend...he will be missed deeply by all who know him. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family.

Posted by Christine - Yardley, PA, PA - Friend   November 14, 2013

I met Tim the same day I met my husband Tom, 12 years ago. He has been like a member of our family ever since. I still can't believe this is real. There is going to be a huge hole in our lives now but we will be comforted by many amazing memories we've had with him. I pray that you are all comforted in the same way. Tim- you are so sorely missed. I hope that you know how loved you are and that you are now in the arms of your mom. We love you. Rest peacefully, dear friend.

Posted by Jennifer Green - Holland, PA - Friend   November 14, 2013

I met Tim when he came to Georgia for my daughter and his friend Steve's wedding. He was such a likeable and handsome young man with a beautiful smile. When I heard about his accident,I prayed many prayers for his recovery but it wasn't meant to be. May God be with all Tim's family and friends in this difficult time.

Posted by Janice Robbins - Hogansville, GA - Friend   November 14, 2013

Those of us who knew Tim at Optimal Sport Health Club in Newtown thought of him as one of the friendliest and most thoughtful people. He was a long time member and worked hard and kept in great shape. Tim always had a smile on him and had nothing but good things to say. He's missed greatly by many.

Posted by Allen Rushing - Yardley, PA - Friend   November 14, 2013


May God be with your family... Tim, may you be at peace with our Heavenly Father..

Posted by deborah - langhorne, PA   November 14, 2013

Sweetest man in the world! He would stop by my office and we would talk Eagles, or life, or whatever! He loved his girlfriend and family very much. He had a quick sense of humor, and kind spirit. He is a peace now, and will always be missed. I'm proud to call him friend.

Posted by Maureen Kuntzmann - Fort Washington, PA - friend, professional association   November 14, 2013

Tim has been a great friend since childhood. I will miss him.

Posted by Paz (Bob Paslowsky) - Cherry Hill, NJ - childhood friend   November 14, 2013

My heart is saddened to hear that another loved one from our family has passed way too soon. My prayers go out to the Donnelly family and friends of Tim. Debra Snively

Posted by Debra Snively - Levittown, PA - Family   November 14, 2013

God Bless Tim. He was taken too soon.

Posted by Jeff Steele - Yardley, PA - Friend   November 14, 2013


As the flame of this candle flickers, so will Tim's smile in everyone heart he knew. Tim was a very good friend to my 3 sons since a young age. Always polite with a smile on his face to everyone. He will be missed by many. He was taken to early but will remain in so many hearts. We send are condolences to the whole family.

Posted by Maryann & Tom LaSerre - Boliva, NC, NC - Parents of a childhood friend   November 14, 2013

I had the pleasure of knowing Tim for 9 years. He was not just our "rep" for Alere, he became a great friend to our entire staff at BCWHC and he will be sadly missed by us all. Tim & I had so many conversations centered around sports and being a Philadelphia fan. Tim was a great guy, gone too soon!

Posted by Gail Vladimir - Levittown, PA - friend   November 14, 2013

So sorry for your extreme loss. I pray Tim watches over you as you have watched over him. God bless you all.

Posted by Sara Wardell - Millsboro, DE - Alere   November 14, 2013


I worked with Tim for a number of years at Alere. He was such a sweet and down to earth person. I ran into him a few months ago at Christiana Hospital in Delaware....He smiled and hugged me and we talked for a while. My heart is so heavy. My prayers are with his loved ones....He was way to young to leave this world....RIP Tim

Posted by Christie Flynn - Towson, MD - former co-worker at Alere   November 14, 2013


My heart is sad at the loss of an amazing man! Tim and I worked together and he used to make me laugh all the time. My condolences go out to his family and friends. May you find peace during this difficult time. He will be missed.

Posted by Dina Faust - Lansdale, PA - friend/coworker   November 13, 2013


Mr Donnelly, I work at one of the offices he serviced and noone was nicer to us than Tim. He was such a pleasure to work with and he will be deeply missed at our office. I will never forget him and the great smile he had. My condolences to all of you that you find peace at such a difficult time. Betty Rodriguez (BCWHC)

Posted by BETTY - BRISTOL, PA - WORK   November 13, 2013

Mr Donnelly, Erika and Larry I send you my heart felt condolences. Tim and I have been partners in crime for 9 years at Alere. I will miss him terribly and my Monday morning updates on the Eagles. I will keep him and all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Dale Talbert - Phoenixville, PA - friend/coworker   November 13, 2013

Tim- I want to Thank You very much for being a great Friend to me and my family. I only had the pleasure of being around you on a few occasions but you always made those occasions a friendly affair. I will miss chatting sports with you and now God will let a Great Man into his Kingdom for Eternity. Look over your Eagles I'm sure they will need it moving forward. You will never be forgotten My Friend. Rest in Peace Tim!

Posted by Calvin Wright - Phoenixville, PA - friend for Life   November 13, 2013

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