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May 24, 2016
James R. Delp, 84, of Barto

James R. Delp, 84, of Barto, husband of Arlene R. (Moser) Delp of 65 years, passed away Sunday May 22, 2016 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Rockland Twp., Berks County, he was the son of the late Irvin H. and Esther E. (Adam) Delp.

James was a self-employed stone mason and building contractor. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Niantic, as well as a charter member of Bally Sportsman’s Assoc. and a life member of Sassamansville Fire Company. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and gardening.

Surviving along with his wife are two daughters Sandra Gehman wife of Ralph of Barto, and Janet Hoffman wife of Joel of Barto; one son David Delp fiancé of Janell Roth of Gilbertsville; four grandchildren Rebecca Fretz wife of Eric, Kelly Granato wife of Gregory, Nevin Hoffman, and Nadine Hoffman; two step-grandchildren Danielle Lelaj wife of Elton, and Gabrielle Williamson wife of Ryan; two great grandchildren James and Christopher Fretz; three step-great grandchildren Zachary and Lucas Williamson, and Sabrina Lelaj; and one sister Ruth Walters of Douglassville.

Along with his parents, James was predeceased by his brother Irvin R. Delp.

A funeral service will be held Friday May 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Rd., Barto, PA 19504, with Rev. Matthew Ollikainen officiating. Interment will follow at Niantic Union Cemetery, Barto. Visitation will be held Friday from 9:30-10:45 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’ memory to Christ Lutheran Church at the above address.

Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville is in charge of arrangements.

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May 24, 2016
Horace S. Ingram, 91, of Douglassville

Horace S. “Inky” Ingram, 91, of Douglassville, husband of the late Elizabeth (Faville) Ingram, passed away Monday May 23, 2016 at Keystone Villa in Douglassville.

Born in Douglassville, he was the son of the late Horace E. and Mary (Smiley) Ingram.

Horace served in Europe and the South Pacific in the US Army during WWII. He then worked as a self-employed barber for over 63 years. He was a lifelong member of Shenkel U.C.C. and an active member of the Amity Twp. Lions Club for over 60 years. Horace was always active in his community and also enjoyed playing golf.

Surviving is one daughter Linda Ingram of Douglassville; two sons Robert Ingram husband of Bonnie of North Coventry, and Richard Ingram husband of Judith of Mohnton; five grandchildren Matthew and Joshua Bell, Rachel Szechtman wife of Aaron, Andrew Ingram husband of Emily, and Richard Ingram husband of Leslie.

Along with his wife and parents, Horace was predeceased by three brothers, Franklin, Calvin, and George; and five sisters, Myrtle, Marguerite, Elizabeth, Marie, and Fondella.

A funeral service will be held Friday May 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Shenkel United Church of Christ, 1580 Shenkel Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465, with Rev. Bonnie L. Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Shenkel Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 2:00-2:45 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Horace’s memory to Shenkel U.C.C. at the address above or to the Amity Township Lions Club, Dave Renninger, Treasurer, 516 Pleasant View Dr., Douglassville, PA 19518.

Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown is in charge of arrangements.

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May 23, 2016
David H. Lloyd, Jr., 81

David H. Lloyd, Jr., 81

David H. Lloyd, Jr., 81, formerly of South Coventry Twp., husband of Marilyn (Rothenberger) Lloyd, passed away Tuesday April 26, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Exeter.

Born in Spring City, he was the son of the late David H. Sr. and Louise (Chase) Lloyd. He was a graduate of Spring City High School.

David was a member and previously served on consistory at Shenkel U.C.C., a former member of the Frontier Archers Club and also the Pottstown Optimist Club. He served his country in the Army National Guard. David worked as a salesman at Bachman Foods most of his career and worked on the road crew for Penn DOT before retiring.

 He was a past scout master and loved hunting and fishing. David enjoyed retirement in Chincoteague, VA for more than two decades with his wife of 62 years.

Surviving along with his wife is one daughter Cynthia Doaty wife of Randal of Douglassville; one son Ronald Lloyd husband of Kathy (Manak) of Boyertown; four grandchildren Dr. Sarah Doaty, Kristen Doaty Weller wife of Jason, and Emily and Rachel Lloyd; two great grandchildren Ryleigh and Hudson Weller; one sister Marlene Wyman of Pottstown; and one brother Richard Lloyd husband of Lucille of Boyertown.

A memorial service will be held Saturday May 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM at Shenkel United Church of Christ, 1580 Shenkel Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465, with Rev. Bonnie L. Moore officiating. Interment will be immediately following services. Visitation will be held Saturday from 3:00-3:45 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David’s memory to Shenkel U.C.C. at the above address.

Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown is in charge of arrangements.

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May 23, 2016
Dorothy E. “Dot” Cross, 87, formerly of Bechtelsville

Dorothy E. “Dot” (Setzer) Cross, 87, wife of Calvin R. Cross, formerly of Bechtelsville, passed away on Sunday, May 22 at Manatawny Manor.

Born in Leola, she was the daughter of the late William E. and Hattie J. (Fish) Setzer.

Dot was a member of St. Andrew UM Church in New Berlinville, Sassmansville Fire Co. Women’s Auxiliary and Gilbertsville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed baking, reading and gardening and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving with her husband are children Darlene Rauch, wife of Pete, of MO, Cynthia Werstler, wife of Glenn, of Boyertown, Darrel Cross, husband of Angie, of Gilbertsville, and Linda Clancy, wife of Tim, of Gilbertsville; sister Frances Butts; brothers Martin, Harold and Donald Setzer; grandchildren Jennifer, Jim, Larisa, Colleen, Heather, Alyssa, Nathan, Tim, and Morgan; and 9 great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her sister Gertrude; brothers Albert and Kenneth; and grandson Geoffrey Werstler.

A funeral service will be Thursday, May 26, 11:00AM at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 611 Swamp Creek Rd, New Berlinville, PA 19545. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dot’s name to St. Andrew UM Church at the above address.

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May 23, 2016
Michael Sedlock, 92, of Pottstown

Michael Sedlock, 92, of Pottstown, passed away on Sunday, May 22, at Manatawny Manor.  He was the husband of the late June L. (Hartenbauer) who died on Jan. 1, 2006.  Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Latza) Sedlak.

A WWII Navy Veteran of the Amphibious Landing Craft Division, Mike retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp, where he was a burner and ultrasonographer for quality control. He was a member of the American Legion Post 47 in Pottstown; Lower Pottsgrove Sportsman’s Assoc; life member of Pine Forge Sportsman’s Club; life member of North End Fire Co.; and member of East End Athletic Club, where he was affectionately known as “Buttons”.

Surviving are his son, Michael Jr., husband of Julia Ann Marie, of Pottstown; twin daughters, Renee Kline, wife of Jeffrey, of Douglassville, and Roxane Romano, wife of Pasqual, of Boyertown; three grandchildren, Amanda Sedlock, Jeffrey Kline Jr., and Justin Kline; sister, Margaret Mesh; several nieces and nephews; and step-grandchildren AJ and James Romano. He is predeceased by 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

Visitation will be Friday, May 27, from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at Catagnus Funeral Home at 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown.  The funeral service will be at 11:00AM, and burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, 1976 E High St, #203, Pottstown, PA 19464 or to the charity of one’s choice. 

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May 23, 2016
Gordon J. “Butch” Seasholtz, 76, of Gilbertsville

Gordon J. “Butch” Seasholtz, 76, of Gilbertsville, passed away on Sunday May 22 at Chestnut Knoll in Boyertown.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late William and Susan (Yerger) Seasholtz.

Gordon worked as an inventory clerk for Cabot Corp. in Boyertown for 32 years. He was a member of the Pottstown Elks, the Gilbertsville Fire Co., Sassamansville Fire Co., and the NRA. Butch was a John Deere and tractor enthusiast and an avid collector of Jim Beam Bottles.  He was an active bowler and golfer in younger years.

Surviving is a sister Susan Santangelo; nieces Susan Darling, Lori Shoemaker, Lisa Oppelt, Debbie Kabak, Jackie Pierson and Kathryn Badman; nephew Jack Seasholtz Jr; and several great nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his dear close friends Tony and Joe Fiala and Mike Way.

He is predeceased by his brothers, William D. and Jack D. Seasholtz, Sr.

A memorial service will be Friday, May 27, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will be private. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made in Gordon’s name to Montgomery County SPCA, 19 E. Ridge Pike, PO Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428-0222

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May 23, 2016
Ron C. Favinger, 69, of Pottstown

Ron C. Favinger, 69, of Pottstown, husband of the late Marcia (Kurtz) Favinger, passed away on Thursday, May 19 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Charles S. and Sarah (Dunlap) Favinger.

Ron was a very involved member of First Baptist Church in Pottstown and a retired substitute teacher at Pottstown High School.

Surviving are daughters Jen Edwards, Jill Gillette, and Diane Mower; grandchildren Zach, Caitlin, Aly, Madison, Brieanne, Jake, and Molly; and his beloved dog Snickers. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his brother Paul and sister Nancy.

A memorial service will be Saturday, May 28, 1:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, with visitation from 12 Noon to 12:45PM. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ron’s name to Children Hospital of Phila., 34th and Civic Center Blvd., Phila., PA 19104

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Tara Monachello Brown

May-23 9:11am

Diane, Jill and Jen,rnI am very sorry about the passing of your father. He was a very special man who holds a very special place in my heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.rnLove,rnTara


May 19, 2016
Mary Ann Luft, 68, of Pottstown

Mary Ann Luft, 68, of Pottstown, passed away on Saturday, May 14 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Helen (Gephart) Luft.

Mary Ann attended college in Johnstown, PA and worked for Developmental Enterprises in Pottstown as a secretary. She was a member of New Hanover Lutheran Church in Gilbertsville and was the Vice President of Patients at Sanatoga Center. Mary Ann enjoyed knitting and crocheting and loved puzzles and computer games.

Surviving is her brother Donald Ray Luft; sisters Rose Marie Kugler, Ada Poster, and Myrtle Vogt; nephew Gary Yanoski, niece Sandy Casstevens and many other nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her brothers Edward and Charles Luft and sisters Arlene Dudley, Eleanor Neuman, and Helen R. Luft.

A graveside service will be Tuesday, May 24, 10:00AM at Falkner Swamp Cemetery, Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville.

Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Pottstown is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Ann’s name to The Arc of Philadelphia, 2350 W Westmoreland St, Philadelphia, PA 19140-4718

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Yvonne Shainline

May-22 10:38pm

I was so sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing. She was always good to my girls, Taylor and Michaela.


May 17, 2016
James J. “Jimmy” McDonald, 69, of Pottstown

James J. “Jimmy” McDonald, 69, of Pottstown, husband of Donna L. McDonald, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 16 at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late James J. Sr. and Mary (O’Connor) McDonald.

Jimmy was a gentle man of very few words. He was a US Army MP veteran and volunteered for the Pottstown Little League for 15 years. He worked for the US Postal Service, at the South Eastern Facility in King of Prussia, for over 30 years. He was a loyal member of St. Aloysius RC Church in Pottstown where he was an usher and prep school teacher. Jimmy worked out religiously, almost never missing a day at the gym and had a passion for his gardens. He was an avid golfer and member of several golf leagues in the area.

Surviving with his wife of 38 years is son Steven McDonald, husband of Beth; brother Tommy McDonald, husband of Ronnie; sister Mary Ann Seiders, wife of Tim; and granddaughter Nola McDonald, whom he adored and had an extremely precious relationship with.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21, 10:30AM at St. Aloysius RC Church, 223 Beech St, Pottstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust, 1974 Sproul Rd., Suite 400, Broomall, PA 19008 or at www.gapgolf.org

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May-18 9:45am

Dear Donna,rnrnYou have my heartfelt sympathy in the unexpected loss of your beloved Jimmy. Please know, that I will put you and your family in my prayers at this very difficult time. My heart goes out to you.rnrnSincerely,rnDeb Comarnitskyrn

R C Dixon

May-18 10:11am

A good man and friend to all.

Thomas Muller

May-20 9:09pm

Jimmy is a true gentleman that will be missed terribly by the members, staff and caddies of Philadelphia Country Club. Our thoughts and prayers to Donna, Tom Mac, and the entire McDonald Family. Our deepest condolences!!

Lynn Watson

May-22 10:45am

I am truly sorry I missed Jimmy's viewing & funeral. I am a 30 year friend who also worked with him at SEPA. We drove together to work for awhile. I will sorely miss him. He was a great guy and a good friend to me. y condolences to you and your family. Lynn Watson


May 16, 2016
Elizabeth M. Alting, 94

Elizabeth M. Alting, 94

Elizabeth M. (Ludwig) Alting, 94, of New Berlinville, widow of Samuel E. Alting, passed away Friday May 13, 2016 under the care of Lehigh Valley Hospice, LVHN, Cedar Crest, Allentown.

Born in Monocacy Station, PA, she was the daughter of the late Elsie (Livingood) and William G. Ludwig.

Betty was the valedictorian of her class at Amity High School after which she went on to Pottstown Business School. Following graduation, she worked for Culver Accounting Firm, Levitz Furniture, and finished her career with 32 years in the accounting department of the former Doehler Jarvis, NL Industries, Stowe.

She was an avid reader of mysteries and British historical fiction and always did her crossword puzzles in ink. She also loved the Eagles and the Phillies.

She is survived by her two daughters, Betsy (Alting) Basile, husband of Jim, of Pottstown, and Patty (Alting) Potteiger, of New Berlinville, with whom she resided. She also leaves behind her two grandchildren, Aron Basile, husband of Brandy, of Lancaster, and Leigh Hart, wife of Trevor, of Bechtelsville; and two great-grandsons, Alex Hart and Carter Basile.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Miriam Martin, Charlotte Mauger, and her brother Scott Ludwig.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, and will be officiated by Rev. Jo Ellen Mauger, the niece of the deceased. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9:30-10:15 AM at the funeral home.

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Denny Cathy Daisy and Ethan

May-16 12:52pm

Deep and sincere condolences to the entire family. May your many warm past remembrances of her long life carry you through these difficult times.rnOur thoughts and prayers our with you for peace and comfort.

Lynn Wolf

May-16 8:08pm

Dear Patty,rnrnI am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. May she rest in peace. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.rnrnOur Deepest Sympathy,rnLove you,rnLynn and Richard

Barbara Edleman Block

May-20 4:18pm

Hi Patty - My Mom let me know about your Mom's passing and how to reach you. rnYou (and Betsy) are in my heart & my prayers. rnTake care.


May 13, 2016
Susanne J. Kohalmi, 58, of Pottstown

Susanne J. (Donko) Kohalmi, 58, of Pottstown, wife of Paul Kohalmi, passed away on Tuesday, May 3 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Mihaly and Maria (Domjan) Donko.

Susanne was a lifelong active member at Magyar Tanya where she was involved in the Hungarian Scouts and taught folk dancing. She loved to cook and dance, and enjoyed reading and gardening.

Surviving with her husband is son Zsolt Kohalmi; daughter Adina Kohalmi, wife of Nicholas Sweetak; and granddaughter Aleksandra Sweetak.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4, 11:00AM at Limerick Garden of Memories, 44 Swamp Pike, Limerick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Philadelphia & Vicinity Hungarian Sports Club, C/O Robert Lengyel, 1600 Persimmon Court, Williamstown, NJ, 08094

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May 12, 2016
Betty M. Lessig, 81

Betty M. Lessig, 81

Betty M. Lessig, 81, of Telford, formerly of Boyertown, wife of the late George H. Lessig, passed away Saturday May 7, 2016 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Marion (Drumheller) Sweinhart.

Betty was a compassionate woman who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a lover of the sun and sand. Betty also enjoyed Elvis and Betty Boop.

Surviving is one son William G. Lessig husband of Melodie of Boyertown; three daughters Shawnee Keglovits wife of Joseph of Northampton, Sherry A. Lessig of North Carolina, and Sharon A. Douglas fiancé of Alan A. Walters of Blandon; seven grandchildren Jeremy, Christina, Shauna, Eric, Samantha, Megan, and Katelyn; seven great grandchildren Alecia, Ava, Autumn, Blake, Wyatt, Dakota, and Spencer; and her companion Walter Landis.

Along with her husband and parents, Betty was predeceased by her son George H. Lessig and her brother William Burgoyne.

A funeral service will be held Friday May 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be held Thursday May 12, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM and Friday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

View obituaries or send condolences at www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com

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May 9, 2016
Wesley Fletcher, 40, of Phoenixville

Wesley Fletcher, 40, of Phoenixville, Schuylkill Twp., passed away on Monday May 2nd.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Alex Fletcher and Elizabeth McCaffrey.

Wesley was a 1994 graduate of North Penn HS. She went on to receive her Associates Degree from MCCC in 2001 in Early Childhood Elementary Education. Wesley worked for and was on the board of West End Fire Co. for 10 years. She enjoyed the sun and going to the beach, but most of all loved her children and the time she spent with them.

Surviving with her parents are her children Madison K. and Matthew J. Wosczyna; brother Peter A. Fletcher; sister Wendy M. McFadden; and step-mother Bernadette Fletcher.

Services and interment are private.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Lee Fleishman to help Wesley’s children at 805 Donna Lane, Phoenixville, PA 19460 or www.gofundme.com/madisonmatthew

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Nicole

May-10 11:04am

I am very saddened to read of Wesley's passing. She and I were friends when we were neighbors in Spring City, as were Madison and my daughter, Sophia. My heart goes out to your family.

Maria Duca

May-10 12:21pm

Thinking of you and in my prayers

Lori

May-11 10:25pm

My condolences to Wesley's family and prayers for peace for her children.


May 7, 2016
Linwood F. Bieler Jr, 80, of Pottstown

Linwood F. Bieler Jr, 80, of Pottstown, North Coventry Twp., husband of Mary M. “Peg” (Dayock) Bieler, passed away on Thursday May 5 at Parkhouse Providence Pointe Nursing Home.

Born in Lafayette Hill, he was the son of the late Linwood F. Sr and Lillian (Kull) Bieler.

Linwood was a 1953 graduate of Pottstown High School. He then went on to receive his BS in Industrial Engineering from Ursinus. He worked as the supervisor of Safety, Security and Employee Benefits at Areo-Neutronics Ford in Lansdale. He also worked with Sanders and Thomas to help design Grandview Speedway. Linwood was a member of the Pottstown Optimist Club, the Jaycee’s, Elks and the Friendship Hook & Ladder Co in Boyertown. He was an avid golfer and was a ranger at Twin Ponds, was a 2nd Degree black belt in Tae Know Do, and was a member of the 1952 Pottstown Baseball team that was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame.

Surviving with his wife of 10 years are daughters Karen Koch and Robin Kowalski; son Michael Bieler; brother Brandt Hollinger; grandchildren Jenna, Kelsy, Lauren, Samuel, Damien and Jocelyn; and great grandson Hudson.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 12 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with a time of remembrance and reflection to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linwood’s name to American Heart Association, PO Box 15120 Chicago, IL 60693

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American Heart Association

May-7 6:35pm

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Cleo Ralph Bartholomew

May-9 11:00am

Dear Peg: We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and the family for the loss of your beloved husband Linwood. rnSincerely,rn(old Coventry Pt. neighbors) Cleo & Ralph

Pamela Schrump Howard

May-11 3:03pm

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Rich and Cathy Fad

May-12 2:42pm

Rich and I both worked with Lin for many years at Visteon. Lin was a wonderful fellow liked and respected by everyone who knew him...We are so very sorry for your loss.


May 5, 2016
Jeremiah S. “Jerry” Alderfer, 83, of Pottstown

Jeremiah S. “Jerry” Alderfer, 83, of Pottstown, Lower Pottsgrove Twp., husband of the late Margaret L. (Himes) Alderfer, passed away on Tuesday May 3 at Reading Hospital.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Price and Eliza R. (Shewell) Alderfer.

Jerry owned and operated Alderfer Heating Fuel Oil, Service and Installation with his son for 25 years. He also worked for John B. Hartenstine Fuel Oil for 15 years. Jerry enjoyed golf and bowling. He was a past member of the Pottsgrove Optimist Club and at one time was little league baseball coach with his children.

Surviving are sons Jeremiah D. Alderfer, husband of Leisa, of Lower Pottsgrove Twp. and Brian D. Alderfer of St. Louis, MO; brother Joseph Alderfer of WV; grandchildren Jeremy, Kristen, Erin and Grace; great grandchildren Audrey and Lorelei Alderfer, and one on the way. Along with his wife and parents he is predeceased by his identical twin brother Edwin S. and brother Price.

A funeral service will be Monday, May 9, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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Valerie Terschluse Alderfer

May-9 11:50am

To all of the Alderfer family, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate Jerry's life. To my daughters, Erin & Grace may you feel the healing touch of our Lord at this difficult time. Know that PopPop is with Nana now in heaven. My love to all. Valerie




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