Father's Day, Sunday June 16, 2024
Our 108th Father's Day together ... 1926 to 2024
Come one come all !! The Tettemer Reunion meets at the Captain James Moore Pavilion at the Washington Crossing Historical Park (below Bowman's Wildflower Preserve) at 1635 River Road in Washington Crossing - Bucks County, PA
The Tettemer Dillon Reunion was started in 1916. Come join your family and bring a lunch to enjoy their company (no alcohol beverages allowed). WE arrive all morning and have lunch and the Family "Meeting" is at 3pm ... then be ready for games and fun the rest of our day together !!
In the busy world we all live in, take this ONE day to return to the simplicity of yesteryear ~ and return to our slice of heaven. Take the time to ~ remember ~ reflect ~ reconnect with the past, the present, and our futures. Such an honor to be there in such a sacred place for our country and for our family ... Heaven.
President - Rich Tettemer
Secretary - Lynn Shuchat (Fankhouser)
Treasurer - Mary Jane Tettemer / Sheppard
Entertainment - Judy Mahoney / M.C. Mahoney in training
Web presence - Le Sheppard, TSGcreations
Creative art by Le Sheppard
2013 Tettemer Reunion
2000 Tettemer Dillon Reunion
75-78 Tettemer Reunions
John Honeyman Memorial
October 29, 2019 · Mary Jane and I are in deep shock and grief at the sad sad news that her cousin James Lamar Gafgen (I called him "Uncle Jimmy") was laid to rest after a long illness this past Friday. Jim Gafgen was the best of the best … and he was a major reason why I looked so forward to attending the Tettemer Family Reunion each Father's Day. He was a dear friend, had a great smile and laugh, was a true class act, always respectful to everyone, knew how to listen, was so creative in his sculpting, took time to care about all people, never judged, and Jim always was moving forward in a kind spirit. I can NOT say enough about how sad and crushed Mary Jane and I are today … and how the world is missing a major piece. He liked spirit and my involvement in local issues and willingness to play the game to be heard - he even came out to a meeting once telling the Washington Crossing Park people he was there because of me … but he adored Mary Jane and was SO proud of Maggie's heart and creative spirit. I wish I would have know he was this close to leaving us as I would have loved to say goodbye and more as I lost a dear friend. Be well Uncle Jim … many tears and much love, Le Sheppard
Gerald (“Jerry”) Joseph Gafgen of Hemet, California passed away on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at the age of 79. Born in Trenton, NJ he lived most of his life in Levittown, PA before moving to Arizona in 2007, a place he truly loved and enjoyed during his retirement. One of his favorite places travelled to was Holland. Jerry was the beloved father of Scott Gafgen (Jackie), Pam Herb, Judy Upchurch (Gary Brinkoetter), Laura Brantner (John), Christy Thompson (Joe), and Rhonda Surgeon (Paul). He will be sadly missed by his brother Jim Gafgen (Doris) and his sisters Dorothy Baugh (Don) and Ruth Margicin (John). Jerry had 15 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, three nephews and one niece. He will also be dearly missed by his close companion, Miss Kay. Jerry was preceded in death by his loving father Harold Gafgen, mother Dorothy Maggio, and stepfather Frank Maggio. Jerry worked as an apprentice at Airtex Products Inc. of Fallsington, PA where he learned the craft of upholstery, a craft that he would use throughout his life. He was also a top rated car salesman for Harbison Ford, Reedman Corporation and McCafferty Ford for 30 years. Upon leaving car sales Jerry started his own business, Unique Fireplaces and Interiors. He was an avid cabinet maker and carpenter, and was a perfectionist in this craft. In his younger years he enjoyed motor cross and stock car racing, bowling, archery, football, track and quoits. He served in the Marine Corps Reserves and later became a Mason. Jerry loved to tell stories of events (some mischievous) that happened in his youth, especially those involving his brother, Jim. Those stories drew a lot of laughter from family and friends who were fortunate enough to hear them. Jerry loved animals of all kinds, especially his dogs Scarlet, Sedona and Bella.