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December 10, 2016
Robert ‘Rob” Joseph Corcoran, 36

Robert ‘Rob” Joseph Corcoran, 36, of Gilbertsville, formerly of King of Prussia, passed away Wednesday December 7, 2016 at his residence.

Born in Phoenix, AZ, he was the son of Richard Fleming Corcoran and Kim Lillian (Reed) Rhoads.

Rob enjoyed riding dirt bikes and skateboarding. He also loved animals and had a great affinity for children.

Surviving along with his parents is his brother Josua Corcoran husband of Angela; one half- brother Jacob Corcoran; and one step-brother Sean Rhoads husband of Caty; grandmother Joan Reed; step-father Dave Rhoads; step-mother Cheryl Corcoran; uncle Keith Reed; and nephews Jaydan and Dominic Rhoads.

A memorial service will be held Saturday December 17, 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 Saturday from 12:00-1:45 PM at the funeral home. 

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December 9, 2016
A. Betty Gustaff, 91, of Pottstown

A. Betty (Yergey) Gustaff, 91, of Pottstown, wife of the late Alexander Gustaff Jr., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Manor Care.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Anna (Seabold) Yergey.

Betty enjoyed camping with her husband at Promised Land camp ground in the Poconos and where former members of the Blackrock Boat Club. They also enjoyed boating together. Betty worked at Doehler-Jarvis as a nightshift inspector during the war.

Surviving is son Ron Gustaff of Pottstown; sisters B. Jane Yergey of Boyertown, J. Bernice Moatz, wife of Kenneth, of Bally, Shirley Bush of Boyertown and Barbara Kundrack of Pottstown. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her brothers J. Clark and G. Richard Yergey.

A funeral service will be Monday. Dec. 12 at 11:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Visitation will be Monday from 10:30Am to 11:15Am at the funeral home. Burial will be Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Highland Memorial Park at 11:00AM

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Betty’s name to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America 
322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.

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December 7, 2016
Robert W. Grow, Jr., 80, of Douglassville

Robert W. Grow, Jr., 80, of Douglassville, husband of Lillian (Hoffer) Grow, passed away at PMMC on Tuesday December 6, 2016, with PMMC personnel and Seasons Hospice providing gentle care to him and comfort to the family.

Born in Pottstown on November 15, 1936, he was the son of the late Robert Willard and Evelyn (Weis) Grow.

He was a Pottstown High School graduate, excelling at basketball, football, and baseball. He was a driver salesman for several dairies, beginning with the Grow family business, Clover Leaf Dairy, worked on the tire line for B.F. Goodrich, and retired from Perkiomen Valley School District at the former North Elementary School. He was a carrier for the Mercury after retirement.

Robert coached PAL summer basketball, coached and played basketball with both church and YMCA leagues. He was a long-time YMCA member and belonged to various clubmen shuffleboard teams, including the former Pottstown Moose, Pottstown Quoit Club, St. Gabe’s, and West End Fire Co. He was a member of the Tri-County Active Adult Center and played shuffleboard at the Center’s former location at the Pottstown YMCA.

Bob belonged to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Pottstown.

He was predeceased by his son Robert W. Grow, III in August, and his brother Wesley Grow.

Surviving along with his wife is son William Grow (Lori Mansurj) of San Diego, CA; daughter Beverly Reitnauer of Bremerton, WA; step-children Joseph Cisick (Denise) of Birdsboro, James Cisick (Linda) of Boyertown, and Stephen Cisick (Jennifer) of AZ; 3 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and many step-great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday December 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, with Rev. Phillip Waselik officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to Tri-County Active Adult Center, 288 Moser Rd., Pottstown, PA 19464.


 

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December 5, 2016
Ben “Ecky” Eckroth, Jr., 82, of Lower Pottsgrove

Ben “Ecky” Eckroth, Jr., 82, of Lower Pottsgrove, husband of Carol J. (Griesel) Eckroth of 60 years, passed away Sunday December 4, 2016 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Orwigsburg, he was the son of the late Benjamin F. Eckroth, Sr. and Mabel H. (Wagner) Eckroth.

Ben was a teacher in the Pottstown School District for over 30 years and was an enthusiastic Pottstown sports fan and was the head time-keeper for Pottstown boys’ varsity football and basketball for over 20 years.  He was an avid golfer and scats player at Twin Ponds Golf Course, Member of Pottstown Elks #814, and the East End Athletic club.  Ben loved spending time with his grandchildren at the shore in the summer, vacationing in Puerto Rico every winter, and traveling abroad with his wife, Carol.

Surviving along with his wife is one daughter Tina E. Ludy wife of William; one son Benjamin F. Eckroth, III husband of Theresa; five grandchildren Alyssa and Nicole Ludy, Lisa Yost wife of Ken, Kelly Cimino, and Benjamin D. Eckroth; and one great grandchild Kylie Yost.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday December 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul’s U.C.C., 927 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, with Rev. James Roth officiating. Friends may call on Thursday December 8, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, and on Friday from 9:30-10:15 AM at the church. An Elks service will be held immediately prior to the religious service at the church. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be greatly appreciated for St. Paul’s U.C.C. Memorial Fund, 927 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, PA 19464.


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Mark Chert Hegedus

Dec-5 11:17pm

So sorry for your lossrnYour family will be remembered in our prayers

joan Hering Webb

Dec-6 8:12am

Sorry to hear about Benny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carol and family. Always enjoyed being around Benny as he was a lot of fun during our school years.

Penny Dinkel Hummel

Dec-6 9:36am

So sorry to hear of Ben's passing. He was so dear to me as I was growing up. Love and prayers to Carol and family..

Joe Ann Babe Hillegass

Dec-6 12:08pm

So sorry to hear of your loss, he was truly one of the "good ones".

Court and Nancy Smith

Dec-6 1:39pm

Carol, we were so saddened to read of Ben's passing. You both were so special to us at St. Paul's. Our prayers are with you and your family.

peggy moyer

Dec-6 3:00pm

we fondly remember Ben as a class leader - fun-loving and active in student govt. and sports.rnheartfelt condolences from his classmates, Orwigsburg High School class of 1952.

Geoffrey PIzzuto

Dec-6 3:41pm

My deepest condolences and sympathy for the Eckroth Family. I have fond memories of "Big" Ben from my early childhood growing up as neighbors. Mrs. Eckroth, Tina and Bennie, you are all in my thoughts, heart and prayers.

Peggy Moyer

Dec-6 3:52pm

We fondly remember Ben. He was a class leader, fun-loving,and active in student government and sports.rnCondolences from his classmates-Orwigsburg High school, Class of 1952.

Mickey Dee Pollock

Dec-6 6:11pm

Our deepest sympathy. I just saw Ben the other day at the YMCA and it is hard to believe he has passed. God speed. Sorry.

Newton J Monschein

Dec-7 5:04pm

Never knew you when you weren't flashing that classic "Ecky" smile!! We will all miss it, but will never forget it. The legacy of a good soul. It has been my pleasure, my friend.

Maggie Munz

Dec-7 7:11pm

Please accept my deep, deep sympathy at Ben's passing. He was a true gentleman and friend. I will miss him dearly. I hope he is enjoying the great golf course in the sky!


December 5, 2016
Robert Alan Theisen, Sr., 70

Robert Alan Theisen, Sr., 70, of Gilbertsville, formerly of Philadelphia, husband of Sandra “Sandi” Lee (Skill) Theisen, passed away Thursday November 24, 2016 at the Coatesville Veterans Hospital Hospice Unit.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Elaine (Gindhard) Theisen and the late Zane T. Theisen.

Robert earned the rank of Sergeant E-5 and served in the US Marine Corp. during Vietnam as a field radio operator. He later retired after 32 years from Verizon. Bob enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Surviving along with his wife and mother is one son Robert Theisen, Jr. husband of Elizabeth; two daughters Sandra Theisen Bulfaro, and Michelle Eckman wife of Cron; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters.

Funeral services are scheduled for December 16, 2016, at 10:00AM at Wasington  Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940. A private luncheon will be held following the services for invited family and guests.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to Coatesville Veterans Hospital, Attn: Hospice Unit, 1400 Blackhorse Hill Rd., Coatesville, PA 19320-2096. 

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December 2, 2016
Kenneth John Pachella, 78, of Bechtelsville

Kenneth John Pachella, 78, of Bechtelsville, husband of Diane P. (Pagnacle) Pachella, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1 at his home after a long illness.

Born in Cold Point, PA, he was the son of the late Frederick and Sarah (Pfanders) Pachella.

Ken was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bechtelsville. He was a US Army reservist veteran and was a member of Montgomery Co Carpenters Union, retiring in 1997.

Surviving with his wife of 57 years are sons Kenneth E. Pachella, Louis C. Pachella, husband of Patti, and David J. Pachella; brother Floyd Pachella, sister Doris Pachella Canning, wife of Thomas, and grandchildren Joseph, Aubrey, Anthony, and Celeste Pachella. He is predeceased by 4 brothers and 4 sisters.

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

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Ken’s name to VNA Pottstown, 1963 E High St #200, Pottstown, PA 19464

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December 1, 2016
David M. Johnston, 74, of Gilbertsville

David M. Johnston, 74, of Gilbertsville, passed away on November 29, 2016 after a brief illness. 

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Mahlon Johnston and Ethel (Walters) Johnston.

David was a 1960 graduate of Upper Darby High School and 1964 graduate of Bloomsburg University. He taught business education at Pottsgrove High School for over 30 years before retiring.  David coached wrestling and soccer for Pottsgrove Middle School as well as club baseball and soccer in Boyertown.

The family would like to thank everyone that helped care for David at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Surviving is his wife of 51 years Nancy (Yulis) Johnston; his daughter Ellen; his son Mark (husband of Jodi (Keenan) Johnston); his sister Judith (Johnston) Carr; and niece Holly (Schreiber) Steele.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 3rd from 9am-10:30am at St. Columbkill Catholic Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, PA with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00am. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

 In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in David's name to either the National Kidney Foundation, Attn: Mary Elizabeth Sullivan, 1500 Walnut Street, Suite 301, Philadelphia, PA 19102; or The Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123. 

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November 29, 2016
Stephanie R. Schaeffer, 35, of Chester Springs

Stephanie R. Schaeffer, 35, of Chester Springs, formerly of Boyertown, fiancée of Ronald Himmel, passed away on Monday, Nov. 28 at her home.

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of David G. and Susan P. (Perich) Schaeffer.

Stephanie was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown where she was a soloist for Saturday services. She loved animals, especially walking her dogs and would take in rescue animals all the time. Stephanie had many talents, including playing piano and guitar and making crafts and jewelry. She enjoyed going for motorcycle rides with her father and fiancé, enjoyed kayaking, riding the golf cart around the farm, and looking for quartz rocks in the field. But most of all, her biggest pleasure in life was helping out others.

Surviving with her fiancé and parents is her brother Christopher Schaeffer, husband of Amy (McGranahan), of Douglassville; nephew Aaron Schaeffer; and maternal grandmother Aloma Nagel of Pottstown. Also surviving are her cats; River, Bart, Tess and Mew-Mew and her dogs Lana and Zoe. She is predeceased by her paternal grandparents Elam and Leona Schaeffer; maternal grandfather Charles Perich and maternal step-grandfather Russel Nagel.

A memorial service will be Friday, Dec.2, 11:00AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 45 N Reading Ave, Boyertown, PA  19512. Burial will follow in Hill Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stephanie’s name to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at ww5.komen.org.  

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Susan Lorenz

Nov-29 5:16pm

I am very sorry to learn of Stephanie's passing. She will be remembered for her loving, caring ways and bubbly personality. In sympathy and prayer, Susan Lorenz


November 27, 2016
Eleanor Virginia Reitnauer, 88

Eleanor Virginia (Woodley) Reitnauer, 88, of Douglassville, wife of the late Willard W.R. Reitnauer, passed away Tuesday November 22, 2016 at Keystone Villa in Douglassville.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence A. and Ethel Mary (Artz) Woodley.

Eleanor served as Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star Faith Chapter 444 in Boyertown. She was also a member of St. Joseph’s Hill Lutheran Church in Boyertown, and worked as cafeteria manager at the Berks County Vo-Tech School in Oley.

Surviving is one son Robert C. Reitnauer, Sr. husband of Carol; two grandchildren Robert C. Reitnauer, Jr. husband of Jamie, and Mary Elizabeth Reitnauer; two great grandchildren Robert C. Reitnauer, III, and Lydia Rose Reitnauer; and two sisters Barbara Norman wife of Bill, and Shirley Weller.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday November 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Hill Lutheran Church, 244 Koch Rd., Boyertown, PA 19512, with Rev. Jeff Odgren officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church. An Eastern Star service will follow, immediately prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate a toy to Toys for Tots.

 

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November 23, 2016
Bradley A. Zipp, 31, of Boyertown

Bradley A. Zipp, 31, of Boyertown, passed away Monday November 21, 2016 at the Reading Hospital.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Bonnie L. (Egolf) Zipp and the late Arthur W. Zipp, Jr.

Bradley enjoyed going hunting and fishing. He also loved building legos with his nephew Dillan.

Surviving along with his mother Bonnie is one sister Tiffany L. Meeker wife of Ryan; one nephew Dillan Meeker; and his beloved dog Frankie.

A memorial service will be held Saturday November 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Saturday from 5:00-5:45 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bradley’s memory to the family for a charity of their choice.


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November 20, 2016
Marian P. Gottshall, 89, of New Berlinville

Marian P. (Shirey) Gottshall, 89, of New Berlinville, wife of the late Forrest D. Gottshall, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 at her residence.

Born in New Berlinville, she was the daughter of the late Warren Eden and Luella (Pennepacker) Shirey.

Marian worked at Misty Lingerie and The Twin Turrets Inn in Boyertown. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed traveling and doing crafts. Marian also loved taking rides in the countryside.

Surviving is one son Gregory S. Gottshall, companion of Deborah Dotterer; one daughter Colleen A. Kucirka, companion of Robert F. Reed; three grandchildren Christopher M. Gottshall, husband of Cyndi A. Gottshall, Andrew C. Gottshall, and Amy R. Koltonuk; and two great grandchildren Jordan C. Gottshall, and Alayna C. Gottshall.

Funeral services are private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marian’s memory to Stretch The Ride, 1611 Medical Drive,
Pottstown, PA 19464.

 

 

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Terry Charlene Starr

Nov-21 11:31am

Greg, Colleen & Family:rnWe are saddened to learn the news about your mother's passing as she leaves so many fond memories of the kind and beautiful person that she was. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Jennie Clouser

Nov-21 3:07pm

We send our deepest sympathies to Dolores's family. We pray that you find comfort and strength as each day passes.rnJennie, Jim, and Pam Clouser Wolfern(neighbors from 8th Street)

Dennis and Cathy Yoder

Nov-24 8:37am

We were surprised to see Marian's obit in the paper. We understand your loss as Cathy's father recently passed. Please be assured we will remember too.rn Dennis and Cathy Yoder


November 19, 2016
Dolores I. Shinn, 82, of Boyertown

Dolores I. (Samsel) Shinn, 82, of Boyertown, wife of the late John “Jack” Supplee and Ray G. Shinn, passed away on Friday, Nov 18 at Berkshire Center.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Lee Sr. and Elsie Catherine (Seder) Samsel.

Dolores was a member of First Church of the Brethren and retired from PNC Bank in Pottstown.

Surviving are sons David Supplee, husband of Diane, and Gary Supplee, husband of Stephanie; daughter Karen Sue Boddie, wife of Anthony; grandchildren Brad John, Jacqui, and John Supplee; brother Clifford Samsel, husband of Jane; and sister Shirley Breidegam, wife of Marvin. She is predeceased by 7 sisters and 2 brothers.

A funeral service will be Wednesday 11:00AM, at First Church of the Brethren, 371 N York St, Pottstown, PA 19464. Burial will follow in Pottstown Cemetery West. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Dolores’s name to First Church of the Brethren at the above address.

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Potomac Air Lodge 1976

Nov-21 11:48pm

Please accept our heartfelt condolencesrnon the loss of your loved one.rnPotomac Air Lodge 1976rnRetiree's ClubrnrnIAM & AW Potomac Air Lodge 1976rn228 Moon Clinton RoadrnMoon Twp, Pa 15108 rn

Linda L Miller

Nov-22 9:58am

David, Gary, Susie and families,rnI was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Please know that my entire family is keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. I am sorry that I will be unable to attend tomorrow's services as I will be traveling out of state for the holiday to be with my Mom. I will miss seeing you and send my sincerest condolences.rnLinda

Barbara Yohn Gergle

Nov-24 10:36pm

My sincere sympathy to all of the family.


November 19, 2016
D. Clayr Slotter, 54, of Pottstown

D. Clayr (Endy) Slotter, 54, of Pottstown, New Hanover Twp., wife of David C. Slotter, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16 after a long battle with ovarian cancer at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown and raised in Stowe, she is the daughter of Dorothy (Peterson) Endy and the late Clair Endy.

Clayr was an active member at New Hanover United Methodist Church where she was deeply involved in the children ministry. She would volunteer at Pottstown Hospital and bring support to the other patient who were suffering from cancer and this year she received the Courage award from the Pottstown Area Regional Cancer Center. She enjoyed reading and camping, and loved to travel and spend time at Ocean City MD and Knoebel’s with her family.

Surviving with her husband are children Tyler S. Queen, Victoria Queen and Danielle Lawrence; her brother David Endy, husband of Stephanie; and her sister Carole Miller, wife of Dale.

A memorial service will be Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2:00PM at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville, PA 19525, with visitation from 1:00PM to 2:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clary’s name to New Hanover United Methodist Church c/o the children’s ministry, at the above address.

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November 18, 2016
James Joseph Mann, III, 32, of Pottstown

James Joseph Mann, III, 32 a resident of Pottstown, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. James was born on November 9, 1984, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania to Vicki Lynn Sobresky. James was a self-employed craftsman that specialized in painting, restoration and remodeling.

James had a passion for cooking and enjoyed listening to alternative music, watching movies, going on adventures with his family and he always had a knack for making people laugh. He was a giving person always available to lend a hand to anyone in need.

James was preceded in death by his loving grandfather, Kenneth G. Sobresky; great-grandparents “Gram and Pop” and “Granny and Gramps;” and his half-brother, Scott Mann.

James is survived by his beloved wife Briana Nicole, his darling daughter Alana Grace, his loving mother Vicki, of Millsboro, DE; step-fathers: Edward B. Moyer, Pottstown, and Larry D. Lenhardt of Millsboro, DE; Darryl W. and Ora Lee Moran, in-laws of Pottstown; beloved sister Nicole L. Moyer, Center Valley, PA; Logan B. and Bryan K. Moran, brothers-in-law of Pottstown; step-siblings: Rachyl L. and Nathan R. Lenhardt, Stowe, PA; Judith L. Sobresky, wife of Donald F. Miller of Bechtelsville, PA; grand-parent in-laws: Lawrence C. and Marlene B. Wismer of Pottstown; and Harold and Sherry M. Danforth of Port Charlotte, FL. James is also survived by numerous loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins in addition to his dearest friends Matthew S. Cron; Kaitlyn M. O’Donnell, and their daughter Kaylee M. Cron of Pennsburg, PA.

Services will be held at Catagnus Funeral Home 711 North Franklin Street, Pottstown, PA, on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 11:00AM, officiated by Senior Pastor Robert Davalt of Parkerford Baptist Church, Parker Ford, PA. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at the funeral home on Wednesday.  Following the Services burial will be at Parkerford Baptist Church Cemetery, 92 Baptist Church Road, Parker Ford, PA. Luncheon reception immediately thereafter held at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in James memory via a Memorial Fund for his daughter’s education at the following, Alana Grace Mann Education Fund c/o Citadel Federal Credit Union, 401 Upland Square Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Rob Stewart Buddy

Nov-18 8:59pm

You were a true friend. If I known the last time we spoke was going to be the last time ever then I would of never stopped speaking. You mean so much to me. Always had advice and always made me laugh. I feel like I lost my big brother. I will never forget you. Love ya buddy.

Cassandra Sohnly

Nov-19 10:46am

Goodbye to you James, you will be very dearly missed old friend 😦

grand mom n grandpop mann

Nov-19 11:54am

We want to say we love James with all our heart. We will miss him so very much . He was a kind and gentle man and I want everyone to know that. Love you always. Gr-Mom & Gr-Pop Mann

Chip Latshaw

Nov-19 7:02pm

To my oldest and dearest friend Jim Mann. Words cannot express how incredible sorry I am to hear about Jimmy. I am paying for you, Briana, Alana and your family. Draw deep within your soul. There you will find the strength you need to carry on in the days ahead. Remember you are not alone; we are all here with you. He is with you too.


November 18, 2016
John J. Priest, 88, of Boyertown

John J. Priest, 88, of Boyertown, formerly of Phoenixville, husband of the late Mary P. (Grofe) Priest, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Hearthstone at Amity.

Born in Phoenixville, he was the son of the late John and Loretta (Golden) Priest.

John was a member of St. Columbkill RC Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed travelling and going to his winter home in Florida. John also loved to watch football.

Surviving is his daughter Janie Arbaugh, wife of Jerry; his sons John C. Priest, Joseph M. Priest, husband of Christine, and Timothy Priest; 3 sisters, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He is predeceased by 2 sisters and 1 brother.

A funeral service will be Monday, Nov. 21, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave, Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name at www.dyslexiafoundation.org

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