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June 28, 2016
Bruno “Al Cappi” Capobianchi, 81, of Perkiomenville

Bruno “Al Cappi” Capobianchi, 81, of Perkiomenville, husband of Kathryn (McLaughlin) Capobianchi, passed away on Saturday, June 25 at his home. 

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Bruno Sr. and Anna (Renzi) Capobianchi.

Bruno was a US Navy Veteran who served in the Korean War and was a member of The Church of St. Mary in Schwenksville. He was the owner of Sundry Tech for over 25 years, and later worked at Lazer Limo for 8 years. Bruno was an avid golfer and loved to play poker. 

Surviving with his wife are children Michael J. Capobianchi, husband of Mary Frances; Monica Capobianchi, and Scott M. Capobianchi; brother Felix Capobianchi; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his daughter Daune Capobianchi, brother Louis Capobianchi and sister Virginia Filonardi.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 30, 11:00Am at The Church of St. Mary, 40 Spring Mt Rd, Schwenksville, PA 19473. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Bruno’s name to The Church of St. Mary, C/O Fr. Bellopede, 40 Spring Mt Rd, Schwenksville, PA 19473

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June 27, 2016
Richard Bryant Pennington, 73


Richard Bryant Pennington, 73, formerly of Hatfield and Blue Bell, passed away Wednesday June 22, 2016 at Manor Care in Pottstown.

Richard was the son of the late Dorothy (Bryant) Pennington of Blue Bell.

Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, being on his boat, and racing his Ford Mustang. He was also an accomplished equestrian, enjoying riding, jumping and racing horses.

Surviving is one son Adam and his wife Melissa Pennington of Gilbertsville; two grandchildren Bailey and Matthew; and his beloved dog Rachel.

A memorial service will be held Sunday July 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1:00-1:45 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s memory through a fund set up by the family: www.plumfund.com/memorial-fund/richardpennington


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June 27, 2016
Scott D. Walker, 53, of Limerick


Scott D. Walker, 53, of Limerick, formerly of Collegeville, husband of Julie Ann Signorovitch, passed away Friday June 24, 2016 at his residence.

Born in Richmond, VA, he was the son of William T. and Glenda J. (Ellington) Walker.

Scott graduated from Methacton High School. He was a member of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Limerick and the Steel Workers Union. He also coached for local rec leagues and AAU baseball and basketball. Scott was a loving and dedicated dad to Christian and Emily Walker. He coached them through their athletic careers spanning several sports through their lives. He would travel the country to see them play every chance he could or spiritedly cheer them on from the TV or radio.  He was devoted to their success and was their biggest fan.

Surviving along with his wife and parents is one son Christian Dickson Walker; one daughter Emily Ann Walker; one brother Kelly T. Walker; and four nieces, Nikki and Georganne Signorovitch, Lyla and Gracie Dominick

A funeral service will be held Tuesday June 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 10 W. Cherry Ln., Limerick, PA 19468, with Rev. Brenton Thompson officiating. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00-11:45 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Scott’s memory to Crossroads Presbyterian Church at the address listed above.

Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford is in charge of arrangements.


 

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June 24, 2016
Alison C. O’Donnell, 51, of Exeter

Alison C. (Highlands) O’Donnell, 51, of Exeter, wife of Patrick J. O’Donnell, passed away Tuesday June 21, 2016 at the Reading Hospital.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Morrison) Highlands.

Alison worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry as a Scientific Analyst. She enjoyed making stained glass and working as a part time representative for Mary Kay. Alison was a devout member of the St. James Lutheran Church Council.

Surviving along with her husband is one daughter Morgan Sarah O’Donnell; two sisters Doreen Swanson wife of Al, and Jean Talbet wife of Keith; and one brother William Highlands husband of Lisa.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday June 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464, with Rev. Kay Bender Braun officiating. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church.

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June 23, 2016
Michael L. Fabel, 70, of Gilbertsville

Michael L. Fabel, 70, of Gilbertsville, New Hanover Twp., husband of Deborah (Francis) Fabel, passed away on Monday June, 20 at his home after a courageous battle with kidney cancer.

Born in Lock Haven, he was the son of the late Otto C. and Esther (Quigley) Fabel.

Mike spent 35 years as a teacher, a coach, and an administrator at Spring Ford, with the last 16 years of his career as the high school principal. He later worked as an adjunct professor of student teaching at Ursinus College in Collegeville.

Surviving with his wife of 43 years is son Michael D. Fabel, husband of Amy, of Collegeville; daughters Kristen Sekkes of Gilbertsville and Kim Matlack, wife of Matthew, of Gilbertsville; brother William Fabel of Fort Mill S.C.; sisters Laurann Loving of Vancouver, WA and Jacqueline Fickes of Catasauqua; and 8 grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Otto Fabel.

A memorial service will be Friday, June 24, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road Royersford. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and on Friday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s name to Grand View Hospice, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville, PA 18960.

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Kathy Mauger Grispon

Jun-23 11:22am

Debbie my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Mike was an amazing person and will be missed by us all. I knew him as my teacher, faculty family, principal but most of all my friend. I enjoyed working for him and was always glad for his guidance. May your fond memories help you all through this difficult time.


June 17, 2016
Nancy D. (Frey) Maddona, 72, of Douglasville

Nancy D. (Frey) Maddona, 72, of Douglasville, wife of the late Walter D. Maddona, passed away on Wednesday, June 15 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pennsburg, she was the daughter of the late James and Merla (Gockley) Frey.

Nancy was a former member of the Pottstown Corvette Club and the Reading Corvette Club. She worked at Gudebrod Inc. in Pottstown for 48 years. She was a dog lover and loved her canine companion Cookie.

She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Along with her parents and husband, she is predeceased by her brother Richard J. Frey and sister Linda F. Matz.

A funeral service will be Monday, June 20, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

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June 17, 2016
Susan Kay (Ramsdell) Kehl, 68, of Gilbertsville

Susan Kay (Ramsdell) Kehl, 68, of Gilbertsville, wife of Randy Kehl, passed away on at Wednesday June 15 at Thomas Jefferson Hospital.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Alden J. and Carrie B. (Robinson) Ramsdell.

Susan graduated from Boyertown Area High School in 1966.  She received her BS in Education from West Chester State University. After college she went on to teach at Boyertown Elementary School for 35 years and retired in 2006.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Pottstown and attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Bechtelsville. At Trinity she was a member of the Cantata Choir, Co-Chair of the Worship and Music committee, greeter, usher and a former council member. Susan was a member of BORSEA, the Spring City Quilt Guild and a charter member of the Sterling Drive Bunco Club.

Surviving with her husband of 45 years is son Craig Kehl, husband of Carrie; daughter Rebecca Jacobs, wife of Brian; sisters Sally Stetler, wife of Danny, and Beth Baker; grandchildren Brynn and Carter Kehl and Tyler and Madelyn Jacobs; and brother in law Richard Leonard. Along with her parents she is predeceased by her sister Aldena Judith Leonard and aunts Marian Robinson and Katherine Horning.

A funeral service will be Monday June 20, 11:00AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S Main St, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Burial will follow in Bechtelsville Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the church and on Monday from 9:00AM to 10:30AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Cantata Fund at the above church address or to the charity of one’s choice.

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donna Delp

Jun-17 5:36pm

My condolences to your family. I remember Susan since she was 8. We rode the same bus all those years to school. I will miss her coming into Freeds with her grandchildren. She always had a smile on her face. My prayers and thoughts are with you Randy and Family. There is now a new angel in Heaven. If there is anything I can do Randy please let me know.

Mary Pitchford

Jun-17 6:22pm

Craig, Carrie, Brynn and Carter, Please know that we are thinking of you at this very sad time. Susan was such a kind and lovely person. She will be missed by so many. Our condolences. We love you, Aunt Mary, Uncle Eric and James

Joyce Parson

Jun-18 2:23pm

Sending sincere sympathies to your family!

Dan Kershetsky

Jun-18 5:48pm

Randy, Craig, and BeckyrnrnPlease accept my deepest condolences on The passing of your wife/mother. Throughout the years, Sue had such a positive impact on so many lives, including providing a positive direction for two wonderful children, and that is a tribute that will be ever lasting..rnGod bless you as you go through this difficult time.rnrnRespectfully, Dan and Carole Kershetsky

Linda Poley Parent

Jun-19 12:10am

I am so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. I was a high school classmate and have many many great memories we shared together. She was an awsome friend. I haven't seen Sue for many years but have thought of her often threw the years. My sympathy goes out to Randy, her children, grand children, sisters Sally and Beth..

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Jun-20 9:13pm

Craig, So sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family during this difficult time.jim and Mike Young and our families


June 13, 2016
Raymond “Rollie” Miller, 52, of Douglassville

Raymond “Rollie” Miller, 52, of Douglassville, husband of Lisa Michele (Moyer) Miller, passed away Tuesday June 7, 2016 at his residence.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Pasqulena (Maddona) and the late Everett Miller.

Ray loved being around his kids and helped coach them in trap shooting, bowling, baseball, wrestling, football, and boy scouts.

Surviving along with his wife is one daughter Emilia Miller; one son Raymond Miller, Jr.; one brother Bill Miller; two sisters Lisa Webb wife of Shayne, and Lori Weiler wife of Gary; and two nephews Griffin and Gabriel Webb.

A funeral service will be held Monday June 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Rd., Douglassville, PA 19518, with Rev. Gregory W. Frey officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Sunday June 12 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown and on Monday June 13 from 9:30-10:45 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Raymond’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Rd., Suite # 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422 or to Relay for Life of Daniel Boone, relayforlife.org.

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June 13, 2016
Nancy W. Price, 76, of Pottstown

Nancy (Wilson) Price, 76, of Pottstown, wife of Harry Linwood Price of 53 years, passed away Thursday June 9, 2016 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Darby, she was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Alice (Lundy) Wilson.

Nancy was graduated from Wilson College and earned her Masters Degree in educational psychology from Lehigh University. She worked as a teacher in the Pottstown School District and later served as a psychologist in the Boyertown Area School District. Nancy was a voracious reader of historical novels and mysteries. She also enjoyed art history, rug weaving, knitting, and gardening. Along with her husband, she loved traveling extensively in the US, Europe, and Africa.

Surviving along with her husband Harry is one daughter Bronwyn (Price) De Maso and five grandchildren.

Including her parents, Nancy was predeceased by her son CDR. Job W. Price.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6:00-7:45 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nancy’s memory to the Navy SEAL Foundation, 1619 D Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23459 or at http://www.navysealfoundation.org.

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June 13, 2016
Merrill J. Schappell, 79, of Douglassville

Merrill J. Schappell, 79, of Douglassville, husband of Helene (Weiss) Schappell, passed away on Saturday June 11 at Reading Hospital.

Born in Tamaqua, he was the son of the late Calvin and Mae (Hainley) Schappell.

Merrill was a 1955 graduate of Reading High School. He was a veteran of the US Army and worked for Quaker Maid Kitchen as quality control for many years. He was also an active member of Exeter Bible Church.

Surviving with his wife of 46 years is his sister Millicent Shober of Ephrata; nephews Ricky, David, Ronald, and Gregory Eidle and nieces Sandra Hoffman, Diane Englert and Debbie Marks. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers Marlin and Calvin Jr., and sister Bettie Schappell.

A funeral service will be Thursday, June 16, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Merrill’s name to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43214

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Rosemary and Scott Gotshall

Jun-16 11:07am

May he rest in the hands of the lord for he was an exceptionally kind and wonderful man. We will all miss him very much. May god bless his wife Helene and his Family. It was a great honor to have known him.


June 10, 2016
Elizabeth “Betty Ann” Stifnell, 77

Elizabeth “Betty Ann” Stifnell, 77, of Limerick, formerly of Norristown, wife of Louis A. Stifnell, Sr., passed away Wednesday June 8, 2016 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Bryn Mawr, she was the daughter of the late William and Esther (Lightham) Blair.

Betty Ann worked at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown for sixteen years. She enjoyed cooking, watching old movies, spending time at her shore house, and spending time with her dog.

Surviving along with her husband are three daughters Janet A. Stafford wife of Thomas, Elizabeth A. Radcliffe, and Lisa A. Cione wife of Salvatore; one son Louis A. Stifnell, Jr. husband of Patricia; seven grandchildren Stacey, Amanda, Alexandria, Thomas, Luke, Jayde, and Salvatore; and six great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, Betty Ann was predeceased by her grandson Louis A. Stifnell, III.

A funeral service will be held Monday June 13, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Monday from 9:00-10:15 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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June 10, 2016
Raymond “Rollie” Miller, 52, of Douglassville

Raymond “Rollie” Miller, 52, of Douglassville, husband of Lisa Michele (Moyer) Miller, passed away Tuesday June 7, 2016 at his residence.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Pasqulena (Maddona) and the late Everett Miller.

Ray loved being around his kids and helped coach them in trap shooting, bowling, baseball, wrestling, football, and boy scouts.

Surviving along with his wife is one daughter Emilia Miller; one son Raymond Miller, Jr.; one brother Bill Miller; two sisters Lisa Webb wife of Shayne, and Lori Weiler wife of Gary; and two nephews Griffin and Gabriel Webb.

A funeral service will be held Monday June 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Rd., Douglassville, PA 19518, with Rev. Gregory W. Frey officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Sunday June 12 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown and on Monday June 13 from 9:30-10:45 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Raymond’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Rd., Suite # 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422 or to Relay for Life of Daniel Boone, relayforlife.org.

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June 9, 2016
Katharine “Kit” (Lowery) Gingrich, 81

Katharine “Kit” (Lowery) Gingrich, 81, of Frederick, PA, formerly of Hilton Head, SC, passed away Monday June 6, 2016 at the Reading Hospital.

Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late R. John and Alma (Hershey) Lowery.

Kit loved spending time with her family and enjoyed traveling the world. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Pottstown.

Kit is survived by her son John Gingrich husband of Tammy of Phoenixville; daughter Nancy Quain wife of Terrence of Royersford; and five grandchildren Katharine, Peter, April, Adam, and Andrea.

Along with her parents, Kit was predeceased by her son, Karl Gingrich, and her two brothers, Jack and Clinton Lowery.

A memorial service will be held Friday June 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, 750 N. Evans St., Pottstown, PA 19464, with a lunch to be served afterwards. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Katharine’s memory to First Presbyterian Church at the address above.

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

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June 9, 2016
Leo J. McCormick Sr., 82, of Pottstown

Leo J. McCormick Sr., 82, of Pottstown, South Coventry Twp., formerly of Trooper, husband of Kathleen L. (Lisa) McCormick, passed away on Friday, June 3 at Seasons Hospice.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and Anne (Spearing) McCormick. 

Leo was a 1952 graduate of St. Thomas More High School. He was a US Army Vet who served with the 101st Airborne and was a member of Visitation BVM Church in Trooper. He worked for AT&T for 40 years and was a member of the Bell Telephone “Pioneers”. He also received his Master’s degree from ST. Joseph University.

Surviving with his wife of 60 years, he is survived by his children Lisa Weir, wife of John, Leo J. McCormick Jr, husband of Christine, and Karen McCormick-Keenan, wife of Bill; sister Mary Ellen Kershner; brother Neil McCormick; grandchildren Kelly, Keaton, Alyssa, Shannan, Colleen, Connor, Skyler, Adam, Madison, Gia, Liam, and Riley; and great grandchild Gianni. He is predeceased by his daughter Kathy McCormick-Carr and brother Edward McCormick.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 11, 10:00AM at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta RC Church, 256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473. Burial will follow in STs. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be Saturday from 8:30AM to 9:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Leo’s name to Benevolent Care Fund at Manatawny Manor, 30 Old Schuylkill Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465

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June 8, 2016
Joan (Pierce) Baeuerlein, 89, of Schwenksville, PA

Joan (Pierce) Baeuerlein, 89, of Schwenksville, PA, wife of the late Robert Earl Baeuerlein, passed away Sunday June 5, 2016 at Greenfield Senior Living in Schwenksville, PA.

Born in Sewickley, PA. Joan was the daughter of the late Stephen and Francis (Rila) Pierce.

Joan was an artist and avid golfer. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 

Surviving is her daughter Barbara Shorter and husband Lee; her son Jeffrey Baeuerlein and wife Jeannine; four grandchildren Tammy Albee, Christopher Baeuerlein, Heather Amato, and Ian Amato; and six great grandchildren Jennie, Isaiah, Sarah Grace, Benjamin, Andrew, and Matthew. 

Funeral services are private at the request of the family. The family appreciates your love and support for Joan and, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Rd., Suite #150, Blue Bell, PA 19422. 

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