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Amy L. McLellan

November 7, 1955May 18, 2020

Amy Polhemus (née McLellan) died peacefully on May 18th at home surrounded by her loving sons and husband just days after being diagnosed with cancer. She was sixty-four.

Born on November 7th, 1955 in Bronxville, NY she lived with her family in Scarsdale, NY and moved for four years with her family to Upper Makefield, PA before they re-located to Bryn Mawr, PA in 1967.

She attended the Agnes Irwin school, class of ’73, before heading to Franklin College in Switzerland where she traveled throughout Europe, North Africa and Russia. She was a graduate of William Smith College, class of ’78.

Amy became a principal actor with the National Shakespeare Company and for seven years enjoyed touring with a company of actors delivering professional productions of Shakespeare around the country.

Amy was a gentle, loving soul who always looked for the good in people. Passionate in her preservation goals for Washington Crossing Park, she founded the Washington Crossing Historical Society and was also a founding member of the Crossing Legacy Foundation, which involved a 7-year battle to protect the historic zoning that preserved the area. She was a tireless advocate for preserving the rich history that Washington Crossing presented.

But, of all the roles she played, the one she cherished most was that of mother and homemaker to her two sons, Jamp and James, and faithful companion to her husband, Guy, whom she had known and loved since 5th grade.

Amy is survived by her husband, Guy Polhemus; children, Jamp and James Polhemus and sisters, Julia McLellan of New Orleans, LA and Hollis McLellan Unruh of Berkeley, CA.

She will be greatly missed but her spirit lives on in the Washington Crossing Historical Society. In light of these extraordinary times, a small virtual memorial service was held among family members on Sunday, May 24th. A formal service open to friends and family will be scheduled at a later date once the ability to gather safely has resumed.


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JR and Yvonne Polhemus

May 28, 2020

Amy was a vital part of our lives. She will be deeply missed by our entire family. She was such an authentic person, no B.S.. Amy lead with her heart! She always made you feel special. If there was a stray dog or cat in their neighborhood she would always take it in. She was a tireless crusader and saved beautiful public areas from aggressive developers. What we appreciated most about her was the calming peace and great sense of humor she brought to our very intense family vacations. We watched her over the years as she lovingly dedicated her life to her husband, Guy, and her her two boys, Jamp and James. We love you, Amy, and look forward to seeing you in Heaven!

Anita Wise

May 27, 2020

Sending wishes of comfort and peace to Guy and Amy’s family and loved ones

Jim Proser

May 27, 2020

Amy was a friend since childhood, a kind and loving presence whose smile was always ready. We were neighbors in New York City as young adults where she fell in love with her husband Guy Polhemus, also a childhood friend. She dedicated her life to her family. She fought long and courageously to preserve the natural beauty and historic legacy of our beloved homeland of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.. I will miss her. She was deeply loved.

John Paxson

May 27, 2020

Sincere condolences to the Polhemus family.

Kathleen McMillan

May 24, 2020

Devastated by the news of Amy’s passing. Sending love and condolences to the Polhemus family.


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