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April 27, 2015
Robert T. Clark, 79, husband of Jeanette, of Royersford

Robert T. Clark, 79, husband of Jeanette, of Royersford, formerly of Abington, passed away on Saturday, April 25.

Surviving with his wife of 56 years are children Donna Botti (Robert), Robert T. Clark Jr. (Sandy), and Jeanine Landi (Anthony), and his 6 grandchildren.

Bob was the long-time Executive Director of the Maxwell Football Club, and a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Flaherty Council 3128 in Glenside.

A Funeral Mass will be Thursday, April 30 at 11:30AM at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta RC Church, 256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville. Visitation will also be Thursday from 9:30AM to 11:15AM at the church. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert's name to Montgomery Co. SPCA, 19 E. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

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April 22, 2015
Michael A. Kornoski, 46, of Boyertown

Michael Anthony Kornoski, 46, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at his home in Boyertown.

Born in Pottstown he is the son of Gilbert Kornoski and the late Janet (Wioncek) Kornoski.

Like his mom, Mike was an artist. He inherited her love for landscaping and was a very gifted hardscaper. He was employed by ProMark Landscaping. Mike was an avid sports fan who wrestled for Pottstown High School, played Legion ball, and was a lifelong Phillies Fan.

In addition to his dad, Mike is survived by his brother Mark, husband of Rachel, of Royersford, nephews Andrew and Benjamin, loving aunts, uncles and cousins, his beloved canine friend Zoey and his close friend Jimmy Mauer.

A funeral service will be Friday, April 24, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

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

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Sharon and Brad Riker

Apr-23 4:50pm

To Our Dear "PA" Family - our hearts are broken for the loss of Mike. May all your memories of your times together warm your hearts. You are all in our prayers. Sharon and Brad

DENISE FUZZY

Apr-23 9:34pm

BERT&MARK,WE'RE SO VERYSORRY TO HEAR THAT MIKE HAD PASSED.MAY YOU REMEMBER ALL OF THE GOOD TIMES SINCE THE DAY MIKE WAS BORN.KEEP THOSE MEMORIES CLOSE TO YOUR HEART.LOVE DENISE AND FUZZY.


April 22, 2015
Edward J. Crossin Jr., 99, of Pottstown

Edward J. Crossin Jr., 99, of Pottstown, wife of Gloria E. (Fox) Crossin, passed away on Tuesday, April 21 at Seasons Hospice.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Julia (Moore) Crossin.

Edward was a US Army Lieutenant veteran who served in WWII and the Korean War.

Surviving with his wife of 42 years is daughter Patricia Naylon; son Mark Naylon; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by sons Michael and Craig Naylon.

Services and interment are private at the convenience of the family.

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Sharon Thomas

Apr-23 3:27pm

I had the great pleasure of knowing Ed for the last several years. He lived a long and full life. I will always remember how welcome he made me feel in his home. I was honored to know him and he shared with me some stories of his life tha I will carry with me always. My love and condolences to Gloria, Pat and their family.


April 21, 2015
Pauline J. Conrad, 82, formerly of Gilbertsville

Pauline J. “Dolly” (Moyer) Conrad, 82, formerly of Gilbertsville, wife of the late Herbert D. Conrad, passed away on Friday, April 17 at Berkshire Center in Reading.

Born in Congo, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Helen (Harpel) Moyer.

Pauline was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Gilbertsville.

Surviving are children Terry L. Conrad, husband of Patricia, of Boyertown, Pamela J. Zern of Temple, and Todd L. Conrad, husband of Donna, of Barto; brothers Burlyn “Butch” Moyer and Ronald Moyer; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by 2 brothers and a sister.

A funeral service will be Thursday, April 23, 10:30AM at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525 with Pastor Christopher L. Weidner officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Bechtelsville. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pauline’s name to St. Luke Lutheran Church at the above address.

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April 17, 2015
Robert “Bob” Marble, 52, of Limerick

Robert “Bob” Marble, 52, of Limerick, passed away at his residence Wednesday April 15, 2015.

Born in Akron, OH, he was the son of Arthur Edwin Marble and the late Dorothy Regina (Parks) Marble.

Bob was a passionate musician and loved playing golf. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Flyers, Eagles, and Ohio State. Bob had a great sense of humor and will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Surviving along with his father are two daughters Jessica Brown wife of Daniel, and Julie Marble; one son Eric Marble; three grandchildren Isabella, Sophia, and Julian; one brother Jeff Marble; two sisters Ann Goodgame, and Carol Marble; six nieces and nephews; and his girlfriend Christine Kirkwood.

A funeral service will be held Monday April 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Shepherd of the Hills, 527 Hoffmansville Rd., Bechtelsville, PA 19505, with Rev. John Brown officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be held Sunday April 19, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, and on Monday April 20, 2015 from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church.

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April 14, 2015
David J. DePaoli, 48, of Limerick

David J. DePaoli, 48, of Limerick, husband of the late Ruth (Thomas) DePaoli, passed away Saturday April 11, 2015 at his residence.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Alfred and Genevieve (Dolla) DePaoli.

David graduated from Spring-Ford High School in 1985, and took culinary arts classes at the Vo Tech School as a senior. He then joined the United States Army. After his service, he worked at his family owned restaurant. He enjoyed working on his motorcycle, building models, and vacationing to the Jersey Shore and Hilton Head, SC. David was also an avid Elvis Presley fan and enjoyed watching movies, especially James Bond.

Surviving along with his parents is one sister Natalie Grebe wife of Mark of Gilbertsville; three brothers Mark DePaoli husband of Cindy of Royersford, Christopher DePaoli of Royersford, and Timothy DePaoli of Royersford; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday April 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 838 Walnut St., Royersford, PA 19468, with Fr. Peter J. DiMaria officiating. Interment will follow at Fernwood Cemetery, Royersford. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David’s memory to Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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Bob and Joyce Bean

Apr-14 6:22pm

You have our deepest sympathy. Friends of Natalie

Kelly Wendy Armentrout

Apr-15 4:24pm

WE are so saddened to hear of your loss, It is our prayer that you find some peace in knowing that he is in the warm,loving embrace of the lord. When all are made hole and new. This is where you will find him waiting for you. With your deepest heart felt sympathy. <br />

Jane Newcomer

Apr-16 9:20pm

So sorry to hear David passed away. You have my deepest sympathy. May God give you comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.


April 13, 2015
Richard “Rich” L. Bender, 70, of Boyertown

Richard “Rich” L. Bender, 70, of Boyertown, loving husband of Linda (Stapleton) Bender, passed away on Saturday, April 11 at Berkshire Center.  He was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Born in Sellersville, he was the son of the late Harrison W. and Ida M. (Roberts) Bender and raised by his grandparents Elwood and Florence Roberts.

Rich was employed by William R Gift since 1968 until retirement in 2006.

He was a life member of Friendship Hook and Ladder Fire Co., West End F.C. and Amity F.C., and a social member of Gabelsville Athletic Assoc., Liberty F.C. and Keystone F.C.

Surviving with his wife is son Michael R. Bender, husband of Heather, of Boyertown; daughter Krista L. Drissel, wife of Larry, formerly of Boyertown; granddaughters Chelsea, Shelby, Ashley, Emily, and Alexis; and great grandson Leo. He was predeceased by his sister Marjorie Bender.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rich's name to Good Shepherd UCC Church for their bell tower restoration at 35 West Phila. Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512

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April 7, 2015
Helen Cioa, 88, formerly of Stowe

Helen (Gruno) Cioa, 88, of Gilbertsville, formerly of Stowe, wife of the late Joseph A. Cioa Sr., passed away on Monday April 6 surrounded by her family.

Born in Minersville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Pearl (Hutzel) Gruno.

Surviving are her children Kathleen Edlinski, wife of Gerald, of Goose Creek, SC, Joseph A. Cioa Jr., husband of Elva Jeanne, of Douglassville, and Colleen Breyer, wife of Terry, of Gilbertsville and with whom Helen lived with for the past 15 years; grandchildren Brian and Jonathan Edlinski and Ryan, Craig and Nathan Breyer; great grandchildren Alexander and Grayson Edlinski and her best friend and caregiver Kay. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by 3 sisters.

Helen was a member of ST. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother RC Church in Stowe. She worked for the former Berkshire Knitting Mill in Reading and former Sunset Manufacturing in Pottstown for many years. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, baking and cooking.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, April 10, 11:00AM at ST. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother, 127 E. Howard Street, Stowe, PA 19464 with Fr. Gregory Hickey officiating. Burial will follow in ST. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the church.

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

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April 7, 2015
Arlene E. Moore, 83, formerly of Stowe

Arlene E. (Mann) Moore, 83, of Phoenixville, wife of the late Harry R. Moore, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 5 at Season’s Hospice.

Born in Perkasie, she was the daughter of the late Franklin Jr. and Stella (Swartley) Mann.

Arlene was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Pottstown where she was the past president of the Lutheran Church Women group, active with Bible and Sunday Schools, and a former den mother for both the former Cub Scout and Brownies, and was also a member of Church Women United for 30 years. She was the assistant manager with the former Moore Flowers in Pottstown.  Arlene was also the “sports mom” for her kids and would attend all of their games, and was a life-long fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles.

Surviving are children Terri Stoltz, wife of Carl,  Sharon Daigneault, Gary Lee Moore, Ronald Moore, husband of Wendy, and Thomas Moore, husband of Christine; sisters Shirley Collings and Lorraine Bennett, wife of Walter; brothers Franklin Mann III, husband of Sherry, and Richard Mann, husband of Janet; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her son Harry Dean Moore and grandson Jonathan Dean Moore.

A funeral service will be Thursday, April 9, 11:00AM at St. Peters Lutheran Church, 564 Glasgow St., Pottstown, PA 19464 with Rev. Roy Almquist officiating. Burial will follow in Pottstown Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00Am to 10:45AM at the church.

Donations may be made to the St. Peters Capital Campaign at the above address or you may bring in a non-perishable food item to support the Pottstown Cluster.

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March 31, 2015
James A. West, Jr., 74, of Pottstown

James A. West, Jr., 74, of Pottstown, husband of Joyce Powell (Baker) West, passed away Sunday March 29, 2015 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Richmond, VA, he was the son of the late James A., Sr. and Margaret James (Lewis) West.

James served in the United States Marine Corps. After his service, he worked at Allied Waste in King of Prussia as a welder. James was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Souderton. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR, and was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan.

Surviving along with his wife is one daughter Michelle Margaret Godshall; step-daughter Pamela P. Kelly; sister Judy Topolewski; six grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

Along with his parents, James was predeceased by his step-son David R. Cooper, Jr. husband of Terri Lyn Cooper, brother Frank West, sister Jean Roberson, and mother-in-law Madeline P. Baker.

Funeral services are private at the convenience of the family. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’ memory to the Montgomery County SPCA, 1059 Sweisford Rd., Perkiomenville, PA 18074.

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March 31, 2015
Josephine “Josie” M. (Ewing) Reid, 87, of Gilbertsville

Josephine “Josie” M. (Ewing) Reid, 87, of Gilbertsville, formerly of Pughtown, wife of the late Oliver H. Reid, passed away Monday March 30, 2015 at Lifequest Nursing Center.

Born in Parkerford, she was the daughter of the late Sherman and Lillian (Dougherty) Ewing.

Josie worked as a cashier at Larry’s Hardware in Gilbertsville for forty years. She was a fifty year member and leader of Girl Scouts of America. Josie was also a volunteer at the Center at Spring Street in Boyertown and an active member of the Red Hat Society. She loved vacationing with her family in Delaware.

Surviving is one daughter Kimberly Savino wife of Nick of Macungie; two sons Oliver Reid, Jr. husband of Lori of Pottstown, and James Reid husband of Chris of Macungie; eleven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Along with her husband and parents, Josie was predeceased by her daughter Frances Fleck, two sisters Lillian Emery, and Frances Smith, and one brother Sherman Ewing, Jr.

A funeral service will be held Friday April 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Interment will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick. Visitation will be held Friday from 9:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

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March 30, 2015
John P. McGovern, 53, of Bechtelsville

John P. “Jaybird” McGovern, 53, of Bechtelsville, husband of Carol A. (Scheetz) McGovern, passed away on Saturday, March 28 at his home with his family close to him.

Born in Philadelphia, He was the son of the late John Winfield and Marie Gertrude (Stretch) McGovern.

John was known for his hard-work ethic, extreme generosity, love of life and influence in countless lives. He was a member of the NRA, Pikeville Rod and Gun Club, and a life member of the West End Fire Co. in Stowe. He enjoyed camping, riding his motorcycle, hunting, cooking and fishing, and he loved taking care of his numerous extended “kids” and family. Above all, he devoted his life to his wife, children and grandson.

Surviving with his wife of 32 years are sons John D. McGovern, boyfriend of Laura J. Grube, Joshua T. McGovern, husband of Nicole, and Jordan P. McGovern, boyfriend of Kaitlyn M. Carr; brother Michael K. McGovern; sister Eileen A. Ridall; Pappy to grandson Jacob T. McGovern; and mother in law F. Mary Scheetz. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his sister Linda M. McGovern.

A funeral service will be Saturday, April 4, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave, Gilbertsville. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

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Tom Hern

Mar-30 8:09pm

So sorry for your loss.I have never forgot you guys.Always have loved you all.I will remember the good old days with him.Sincerely Tom Hern and family.

Tom Hern

Mar-30 8:10pm

So sorry for your loss.I have never forgot you guys.Always have loved you all.I will remember the good old days with him.Sincerely Tom Hern and family.

Tom Hern

Mar-30 8:12pm

So sorry for your loss.I have never forgot you guys.Always have loved you all.I will remember the good old days with him.Sincerely Tom Hern and family.XE48w6

Robert J Cox

Mar-31 3:21pm

A great man who with Mrs.McGovern molded a great family.Hardest working man I knew.Usually with a smile on his face with the grill going.What do you want big Bob?I got chiken,burgers,hotdogs.Come on and eat!Thoughts and Prayers are with the McGovern family.Jaybird touched many many lives.He will truly be missed.DR

Julie Mullan

Mar-31 5:00pm

So sorry for your loss Wish we could have seen each other more than we did, way too many years in between. You were one of my favorite cousins, so many memories coming back from our lives back in Phila. and Bryn Mawr. You are now looking down on us with the rest of the family keeping you company. Say hello to them for me and we will meet again when the time is right.. Love you Cousin Julie.


March 25, 2015
Noemi (Nagyfejo) Schwarz, 36, of Spring City

Noemi (Nagyfejo) Schwarz, 36, of Spring City, wife of Jeff D. Schwarz, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 22, at her home.

Born in Hungary, she was the daughter of Nagyfejo Sarolta and the late Zoltan Nagyfejo.

Surviving with her husband are daughters Kayla Maria and Grace Mary-Alice Schwarz; brothers Attila and Zoltan Nagyfejo; nieces Vivien and Reka Nagyfejo; and mother in law Melody Schwarz.  Along with her father she is predeceased by her father in law Richard Schwarz.

A funeral service will be Monday, March 30, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd, 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30AM at 10:45AM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Noemi’s name to Kayla and Grace Schwarz Education Fund, 120 Hillside Drive, Spring City, PA 19475.

 

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March 24, 2015
Emma Ruth Shuhler, 6, of Boyertown

Emma Ruth Shuhler, 6, of Boyertown, daughter of Thomas Edward and Lori Joan (Updegrove) Shuhler, passed away Sunday March 22, 2015 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday March 27, 2015 at 11:30 AM at St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, 200 Indian Spring Rd., Boyertown, PA, 19512, with Fr. Martin Kern officiating. Interment will follow at St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Friday March 27, 2015 from 10:00-11:15 AM at the church.

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Jo Yorgey

Mar-26 8:39pm

My daughter rode the van with Emma. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you daily.

Tina Drumheller Welsh

Mar-27 9:58am

Lori and Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. I will always remember her riding horses.

Tina Welsh

Mar-30 10:43am

Lori and family, I'm truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We will miss seeing her at riding lessons.


March 23, 2015
Donald P. Paolucci, 89

Donald P. Paolucci, 89, husband of Daisy J. (Goodyear) Paolucci, of Pottstown, passed away Saturday March 21, 2015 at his home surrounded by family.

Born in Stowe, he was the son of the late Joseph and Teresa (Canceliere) Paolucci.

Donald served in the US Navy during WWII on the USS Essex. After his service, he worked at Doehler-Jarvis for 39 years and served as Union President. He also worked as a bartender at the Pottstown Elks and Sunnybrook.  Donald was an avid golfer, Philadelphia Eagles fan, enjoyed going to casinos, and shooting Craps. He especially loved attending all of his grandchildren’s sporting events. Donald was also a strong supporter of Pottstown High School.

Surviving along with his wife are two daughters Lee Ann Paolucci wife of Daniel O’Keefe, and Jan Endy wife of Todd; two sons Rock Anthony Paolucci husband of Barbara, and Randy Paul Paolucci fiancé of Kim; eight grandchildren Matthew Bieleski, Anthony Paolucci, Angela Paolucci, Michael Paolucci, Nicole Paolucci, Jeffrey Endy, Jenna Endy, and Joseph Paolucci.

Along with his parents, Donald was predeceased by his two brothers Dominic and Anthony, and two sisters Rita and Delores.

Visitation will be held Wednesday March 25, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday March 26, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 N. Charlotte Street at 10:30 AM, preceded by a viewing at the church from 9:00-10:15 AM.  Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald’s memory to the Pottstown Cancer Center and the Salvation Army, 137 King St., Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Jack R Beaver

Mar-24 8:42am

To Daisy and family,<br /> It was with saddness that I read of Donald's passing. Donald was so well known that he will be missed by many people. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you,at this time. May God be with you and give you strength.<br /> Jack R. Beaver

Carol Russ

Mar-24 10:10am

Jan, Todd, Jeff, Jenna and Family,<br /> <br /> I am so sorry for the loss of you dad and grand pop I will always remember all the great baseball games and casino trips I spent with him. He was a great man and you can be sure heven acquired anothe angel. May God bless your family in these hard times and help you through the days ahead. Thinking of you all, God Bless. <br /> <br /> Carol Russ and Family

Kim Basile

Mar-24 5:46pm

Our deepest condolences to Daisy and her family, on behalf of Bea Basile and family.

Joan Daly

Mar-26 8:45am

Daisy and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tom Ujszasy

Mar-27 7:12am

My deepest condolences Lee Ann. I remember your dad, he was a good man. I hope you are doing well. <br /> <br /> Tom Ujszaszy




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