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August 3, 2015
Donald F. Frey, 83, of Elverson

Donald F. Frey, 83, of Elverson

Donald F. Frey, 83, of Elverson, husband of the late Aurelie J. (Yorgey) Frey, passed away on Tuesday, July 28 at Seasons Hospice after a brief illness. Born in Schwenksville, he was the son of the late Frederick E. and Gertrude (Schonely) Frey. Donald was a US Navy veteran who served during the Korean Conflict and after discharge, joined the family business with his father at Arrow Camera Shop in Pottstown. He later became the owner of the business, working there a total of 44 years. After retiring and selling the business he spent his last years as a realtor. He also currently attended Community Evangelical Church in Elverson. Donald was well loved by all who knew him. Surviving are children Lauren L. Frey, wife of John P. Marks, Todd M. Frey, husband of Marla J., Kristen K. Sigourney, wife of Scott D., and Jana S. Willis, wife of Jon N.; sister, Lucille Moser Bates; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Along with his wife he is predeceased by a granddaughter, Donna M. Frey. A funeral service will be Tuesday, Aug 4, 1:00pm at Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main Street, Morgantown. Visitation will be on Tuesday from Noon to 1:00pm at the church. Following the service, the family will receive guests at a luncheon at Community Evangelical Free Church, 52 S. Brick Lane, Elverson. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald’s name to the Community Evangelical Free Church Mission Fund, 52 S. Brick Lane, Elverson, PA 19520. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Pottstown is in charge of arrangements. View obituaries or send condolences at www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com

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August 3, 2015
Kenneth A. Harris, 75, of Bechtelsville

Kenneth A. Harris, 75, of Bechtelsville

Kenneth A. Harris, 75, of Bechtelsville, husband of Bonnie L. (Sledgen) Hutt Harris and the late Mary R. (Kolessar) Harris, passed away on Friday, July 31 at his home.

Born in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Henry T. Harris and Marjorie (Braselman) Clifford.

Kenneth was a member of Valley Forge Baptist in Collegeville. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, serving the Lord in his local church and sharing the gospel of Christ. He loved spending time with his family, flea markets, antiques and traveling during his retirement years.

Surviving with his wife are sons Michael A. Harris, fiancé of Ann Marie Hinett, of Bensalem, Vincent J. Harris, husband of Debra R., of Douglassville, and Theodore J. Harris, husband of Kelly S., of Bechtelsville; daughter Michelle A. Greaser, wife of Kenneth L., of Bentonville, AR; stepsons Michael T. Hutt, husband of Tricia .L, of Northfield, MA, David C. Hutt, husband of Wendy L., of Lewes, DE, and Stephen P. Hutt, husband of Brittany N, of Pottstown; stepdaughters Karen L. Carlson, wife of L. Michael, of Naples, FL, and Amy B. Lee, wife of Michael K., of Thornton, CO; brothers Jon T. Harris, companion of Barbara Braun, of Indian Lakes Estates, FL, Thomas A. Clifford of Pottstown, Lincoln M. Harris of Lebanon, CT; 8 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Along with his first wife and parents, he is predeceased by his brother Paul J. Clifford.

A funeral service will be Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 11:00AM at Valley Forge Baptist, 616 S. Trappe Road, Collegeville, PA 19426 with Pastor Scott Wendal officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville and on Wednesday from 9:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Kenneth’s name to: Valley Forge Baptist Church Missions at the above address or The American Cancer Society, donations can be mailed to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, on-line donations can also be made at www.cancer.org.

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August 3, 2015
Elda M. Stanley, 85 of Gilbertsville

Elda M. Stanley, 85 of Gilbertsville

Elda M. Stanley, 85, of Gilbertsville, wife of the late Walton R. Stanley died Sunday, July 26,2015 at Chestnut Knoll in Boyertown.

She was the daughter of the late William and Cora Shaner of Boyertown. 

She retired from Bally Ribbon Mills.

Surviving are two sons Eugene Rothenberger husband of Barbara Ann, and Gregory Rothenberger husband of Barbara; one daughter Karen Jensen wife of Lonnie; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one brother and one sister. She was predeceased by two bothers and four sisters.

Funeral services are private.

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

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July 29, 2015
Leonard W. Albitz, 82, of Gilbertsville

Leonard W. Albitz, 82, of Gilbertsville

Leonard W. Albitz, 82, of Gilbertsville, husband of Sylvia P. (Zartman) Albitz and the late Eleanor (Steltz) Albitz, passed away on Tuesday, July 28 at Sanatoga Center Nursing Home.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Helen (Johnson) Albitz.

Leonard worked for Occidental Chemical and Firestone Tire & Rubber for many years. He was a US Army veteran who served during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Austria, and served in the Army National Guard out of Ft. Indiantown Gap. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills UCC Church where he was a former usher and consistory member. Leonard was also a member of the Gilbertsville Fire Co., was the past secretary for the Sassamansville Boy Scout Troop #291 and was a past president and treasurer of the Mont-Berks CB Club. He enjoyed gardening and going to car shows, camping in his younger years and most important to him was the time he spent with his family.

Surviving with his wife is son Bruce D. Albitz, husband of Shari; daughter Betsy J. Bilski, wife of Eric; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren; step daughter Susan Hughes, wife of Tom; step sons Henry “Kip” Zartman Jr., husband of Sheri, and Scott Zartman Sr., husband of Mary; 11 step-grandchildren and 11 step great grandchildren.  Also surviving is his sister Mary Ann Samuels, wife of Ed. He is predeceased by his brothers Robert and Charles.

A funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 1, 11:00AM at Shepherd of the Hills UCC Church, 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Sassamansville. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Leonard’s name to Shepherd of the Hills UCC Church Memorial Fund or the Sassamansville Boy Scouts Troop 291, both at the above church address.

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

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July 28, 2015
Anthony V. Campbell Sr., 46, of Royersford

Anthony V. Campbell Sr., 46, of Royersford, husband of Joyell (Gitkos) Campbell, passed away on Sunday, July 26 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Gustava (Brown) Campbell and the late Leonard Campbell.

Anthony worked for 15 years at S.C.I.G. as a corrections officer. He loved boxing in his earlier years and enjoyed fishing and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Surviving with his wife are daughters Deja and Diamond Campbell; son Anthony Campbell Jr.; and sister Naima Campbell

A funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 1, 3:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford. Visitation will be from 11:00AM to 2:45PM Saturday at the funeral home.

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A Pilotti

Jul-28 3:36pm

SOUP, you'll be missed. Prayers are offered for your family at such a difficult time.

Dominick Bartoli

Jul-29 10:15am

Joyell and Family,<br /> We were all shocked and very sorry to hear about Tony. We only had the pleasure of meeting him once, and he left us with a wonderful impression of what brought you guys together. Please accept our condolences. Always remember the good times!<br /> All our Love,<br /> Dom, Bev, Kristen and Dominick Bartoli<br /> Your friends at the Party Zone!

Lana Exter

Jul-29 3:50pm

Joyell, my mom saw this news in the paper. I know there are no words to make things okay right now, but I hope it helps in some small way to know you are in my thoughts. I did not know Anthony, but my heart breaks for you, my wonderful friend through our younger, gymnastics years. All my love to you and your family.

Joe Gola

Jul-31 4:55pm

Joyell,<br /> Words cannot begin to express my sadness upon hearing of the sudden loss of your husband "Soup". The thoughts and prayers of my family go out for you and Anthony's family during this most difficult of times. The kindness and friendship you two showed me during my years of working along side each of you will always be remembered. Our sincerest condolences. Joe & Susan Gola and family.


July 28, 2015
Hildegard S. Mellon, 85, of Royersford

Hildegard S. Mellon, 85, of Royersford

Hildegard S. (Friedrich) “Grammy” Mellon, 85, of Royersford, wife of the late Stephen Mellon, passed away on Sunday July 26 at Parkhouse Providence Pointe Nursing Home.

Born in Wyomissing, she was the daughter of the late Bernhard and Dora (Kluge) Friedrich.

Hildegard was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Royersford. She worked at the former Berks Knitting Mills in Reading for 12 years as an accounting clerk.

Surviving is her daughter Linda Smola, wife of Edward; son John Mellon, husband of Janet; grandchildren Sandra and Krystal Smola and Stephen Mellon; and great grandchildren Matthew, Jason, and Ashley. She is predeceased by a brother.

A graveside service will be Friday, July 31, 12:00Noon at Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hildegard’s name to National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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Rose and Rick Laub

Jul-29 8:15am

Sorry to hear about mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


July 28, 2015
Beatrice L. (Hafer) Kingree, 77, of Boyertown

Beatrice L. (Hafer) Kingree, 77, of Boyertown, wife of the late Blair N. Kingree, passed away on Sunday, July 26 at Hearthstone at Amity in Douglassville.

Born in Lorane, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Annie (Reidenauer) Hafer.

Beatrice was a member of St. John Hill UCC Church in Boyertown. She worked at Thomas Restaurant in Reading and then at Woodside Restaurant in Boyertown. She was a good and loving grandmother and a devoted mom who will be missed.

Surviving are daughters Shelly Beekley, wife of Glenn, Dottie Fronheiser, wife of Dale, and Stephanie DellaCroce, wife of Robert; brother Jack Hafer, husband of Carole; sisters Nancy Miller and Betty Lou Herb; sister in law Pam Hafer; and grandchildren Paige and Drew Fronheiser and Nicole and Matthew DellaCroce. Along with her husband and parents she is predeceased by her brother Robert Hafer.

A funeral service will be Thursday, 11:00AM at St. John Hill UCC Church, 620 Hill Church Road, Boyertown, PA 19512, with Rev. Christian Creyer officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville and on Thursday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Beatrice’s name to the St. John Hill UCC Memorial Fund at the above church address.

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Theresa Dave Hall

Jul-29 9:19am

Dottie-Dale-Paige-Drew: <br /> <br /> We wanted you all to know we are thinking of you during this difficult time & hope your heavy hearts will soon lessen as you recall your fondest memories or your mom, mother-in-law & grandmother.<br /> <br /> Bless you all, Theresa & Dave


July 28, 2015
George Grampp, 74, of Boyertown

George Grampp, 74, of Boyertown

George Grampp, 74, of Boyertown, District Twp., husband of Lucille (Beltz) Grampp, passed away on Sunday, July 26 at his home.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Friedrich Y. and Helen (Demian) Grampp.

George was a US Navy Veteran. He was a member of Huffs Union Church, the Topton American Legion Ray A. Master Post #217, the Bechtelsville and Bally Fire Co. and Keystone Fire Co., and lifetime member of the Pike Twp. Sportsman’s Club. He worked for Firestone Tire Co. for almost 20 years and then at S.C.I. Graterford as a correctional officer from 1982 until his retirement in 2003.

Surviving with his wife are daughters Linda Force, wife of David and Monica Hallman, wife of Gary; brother Fred G. Grampp; grandsons Jordan and Chad Force and Granddaughter Haydn Hallman.

A funeral service will be Friday July 31, 11:00AM at Huffs Union Church, 540 Conrad Road, Alburtis, PA 18011 with Pastor Jane Kropa officiating. Visitation will be Thursday July 30 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc. and on Friday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s name to the church at the above address or the Eastern Berks Fire Department, 2243 Old Rte 100, Barto, PA 19504.

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Dorothy Sechler

Jul-29 8:26am

So sad to hear of George's passing. I will miss his "unique " shoes and semcee of humor. I know of the hole in your life Lucy...it will begin to close slowly but surely I can assure you of that

Amy Beltz

Jul-29 10:04am

George was a fun-loving man. He did crazy things that made us laugh, both intentional and accidental. We'll always remember the outfit he wore at our wedding reception that kept everyone talking for days! Jeff has so many wonderful stories/memories of the times he spent with Lucy and George. He'll be missed. All my love and deepest sympathy, Amy.

Mike Malick

Jul-29 3:20pm

I was shocked to see my friend George has passed. I am so sorry for your loss and I as well as so many others will miss him. For sure George was one of kind.


July 27, 2015
JOHN R MELCHIOR, 80, OF GILBERTSVILLE

JOHN R MELCHIOR, 80, OF GILBERTSVILLE - John R Melchior, 80, of Gilbertsville, PA, husband of Dorothy M (Boyer) Melchior of Gilbertsville, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville, PA.

John was born on June 1, 1935, in Norristown, PA.  He was a son of the late John and Alma Melchior. 

John served and was honorably discharged from the US Army.  He enjoyed serving the Lord in various ministries. John delighted spending time with his family, and his wife of 56 years.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter & son-in-law Pamela & Adam Erb, sons and daughters-in-law Thomas and Karen Melchior, Matt and Tessi Melchior, son Jeffrey Melchior and grandchildren Seth & Caleb Erb, Jonathan, Joshua, and Joseph Melchior and Cory Melchior.  John was the oldest of three siblings for which surviving is his youngest brother James Melchior and sister Betty Yoder. 

The memorial service will be held at Valley Forge Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:30 PM, 616 South Trappe Rd., Collegeville, PA 19426.  Friends may call from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the church.  Internment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to Valley Forge Baptist at the above address or to Seasons Hospice Foundation at www.seasonsfoundation.org.  Catagnus Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com

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sherry Long

Jul-28 6:13pm

Dorothy Please accept our heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the loss of your husband. On behalf of Dr.s Lloyd & Jason Halteman, Dr. Sherri McCoy, Kendi and myself. Peace be with you. Sherry Long


July 17, 2015
Joy M. Peterson, 57, of Boyertown

Joy M. (Brown) Peterson, 57, of Boyertown, Colebrookdale Twp., formerly of Conklin, NY, wife of Ronald L. Peterson, passed away on Tuesday, June 30 at her home.

Born in Berwick, she was the daughter of the late Beverly (Waltman) Brown.

Joy enjoyed gardening and antiquing.

Surviving with her husband of 38 years is daughter Megan L. Haas, wife of Jeremiah; and her sisters Gail Haley, wife of Larry Elliott and Linda Brown Davis, wife of Danny.

A celebration of Joy’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 7 from 11AM to 3PM with a lunch at Copperfield Inn at Lakeside, 594 West Ridge Pk, Limerick, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joy’s name to The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) at www.phillypaws.org using the email [email protected]

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

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July 14, 2015
Loretta D. (Derfler) Bradbury, 87, of Boyertown, Douglass Twp

Loretta D. (Derfler) Bradbury, 87, of Boyertown, Douglass Twp., wife of the late Harry E. Bradbury, passed away on Sunday, July 12 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Born in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Steiver) Derfler.

Loretta worked as the 2nd Deputy of the Montgomery Co. Recorder of Deeds Office in Norristown for 25 years, retiring in 1990. She was a Republican Committee Woman in Norristown for 15 years.  As a lifelong member of Christ Church UCC in Norristown she taught Sunday school for many years.  She also was a founding member of the “Twosomes” group.  For a brief time Loretta belonged to Faulkner Swamp UCC and volunteered at the Boyertown Senior Center.

Surviving are daughters Diane Bodolus of Boyertown; Nancy Pavie , wife of Robert of Boyertown; and Helen Wasnowic, wife of John, of New Milford; sister Joan Bailey of Norristown; brother Charles Derfler Jr. of Omaha, NE; grandchildren Becky Brown, wife of Ryan, Bonnie Trout, wife of Christopher, Loretta Pavie, Amy Ferster, wife of Allen; and great grandchildren Colin and Everly Brown and Conor and Morgan Ferster. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by son in law Dr. James Bodolus; sisters Elizabeth Morris and Alberta Earl; and grandson Harry James Bradbury.

A funeral service will be Saturday, July 18, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church UCC, 1003 W. Marshall Street, Norristown, PA 19401 or Boyertown Area Multi-Services, 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown, PA 19512.

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john byrd

Jul-15 9:47am

It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your loved one is up in heaven.<br /> The Bible, however, holds out a much different hope. The Scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunited with your dead loved one in the near future, not in an unknown heaven but right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. And at that time humans will have the prospect of enjoying perfect health, and they will never have to die again. Isaiah 26:19; Psalm 37:29. <br />

John and Eva Seeton

Jul-15 6:01pm

Sending our love and prayers!<br /> John and Eva


July 9, 2015
Mary Jane (Schneider) Lentz

Mary Jane (“MJ”) Lentz (nee Weber), 90, a longtime community chronicler and pioneer in the Boyertown area, and former editor of the Boyertown Area Times, died Sunday, July 5, in Allentown, PA.

 A 1942 graduate of Hamburg (PA) High School, she earned her B.S. magna cum laude in 1945 from Albright College, Reading, in social science. Albright named her a distinguished alumnus in 1991. In 2000, she was inducted into the Hamburg High School Fine Arts Hall of Fame.  When she married Robert Schneider, she left public school teaching to become a fulltime mother and preacher’s wife. She moved into the Boyertown community in 1957 and raised nine children in a stone farmhouse in the woods surrounded by a beautiful stand of Norway Maples.

 As editor of the Boyertown Area Times from 1966 to 1989, she earned state newspaper writing awards for editorials, feature series, sports and news. She served as a board member of the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors from 1977 to 1984.   She also earned writing awards for her editorials from the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. In 1976, she served as its first woman president. She also was an adjunct professor of journalism at Temple University, Philadelphia, and taught creative writing in the Boyertown Schools Adult Education Program.

 She wrote Midwinter Mourning and A Town in Tragedy, a two-volume history of the Boyertown Opera House fire. The January 13, 1908, fire devastated the community with almost every family touched. She recognized each of the 170 people who died in the fire with an obituary. She also wrote and published, Wilderness Path, a historical novel about Penns Woods in the 1740s.

 In 1973, she joined others to help establish the Boyertown Area Multi-Service and served as president in 1974-76. The non-profit agency operates a Senior Center, offers volunteer transportation, serves Meals on Wheels, provides energy assistance, and has an emergency food pantry. For her efforts, the Boyertown Jaycees named her its first female “Man of the Year” in 1977. She has also served as president of the Boyertown Area United Way and of the Boyertown Rotary Club.

 For many years, she gained strength from and actively supported St. Andrew United Methodist Church, New Berlinville, PA, where she made many life-long friends and served as a spiritual mentor. She was also active in Faith at Work, an ecumenical network of Christians. She met her late husband, Paul Lentz, through Faith at Work. They moved from Boyertown to Allentown, where once again she became active the community of her new home at Phoebe Terrace, producing “Terrace Treasures,” a quarterly newsletter of resident stories. MJ and Paul also made “grandchildren” into a verb visiting more than 20 grandchildren and great grandchildren across the United States.

 In addition to her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she is survived by her brother, William Weber, Scranton, PA and her children: Martha and Steven Smith, Kalispell, MT; Marcus Schneider and Eileen Murphy, Farmington Hills, MI; Henry Schneider and Linda Watson, Skokie, IL; Michael Schneider and Lorie Shane, Havertown, PA; Lars Schneider and Diane Brigham, Pacific Palisades, CA; Brian Schneider and Gordon Becker, Silver Spring, MD; Stephanie Schneider and Robert Paley, Swarthmore, PA; David Schneider and Patricia Riley Schneider, Alamosa, CO; and Douglas and Christine Schneider, Pottersville, NJ. She is also survived by her stepchildren: Jeffrey and Susan Lentz, Walnutport, PA; Jane and Michael Radio, Nazareth, PA; and Ann and George Partow, Dover, PA.

 Her life will be celebrated Wednesday, July 15, with a 10 a.m. reception and 11 a.m. service at her church home, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 611 Swamp Creek Road, New Berlinville.

 Donations may be sent to Boyertown Area Multi-Service, 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown, PA 19512, or Phoebe Ministries, 1925 W Turner St, Allentown, PA 18104.

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July 6, 2015
Darwin J Haas Sr., 56 of Barto

Darwin J Haas Sr., 56 of Barto, PA, Husband of Carolyn Radosinsky Haas passed away on July 2, 2015.

Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of Alberta Fenstermacher Haas of Topton, PA and the late Woodrow Haas.

Surviving are his 2 sons Benjamin and Darwin Haas Jr. both of PA, along with 2 step children Sherri, wife of Brian Tim and Shana, wife of Todd Gower.

Darwin worked for Mack Trucks in Macungie, PA. He loved spending time with his 4 grandchildren Jeramie, Jennifer, Janelle and Kayla. He was an avid fisherman, golfer and hunting enthusiast who also loved going to the shore with his wife.

A memorial service will be Friday, July 10, 7:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertville. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00PM to 7:00PM at the funeral home.

 

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Chris

Jul-7 8:06pm

I enjoyed the time i had working with you, rest in piece.

scott harding

Jul-7 10:14pm

hard to believe we have to say good-bye. so many memories of laughter and good times. may you be at peace old friend. my deepest condolences to Darwin's entire family


July 6, 2015
Joseph J. “Pop” Schlack, 91, of Phoenixville

Joseph J. “Pop” Schlack, 91, of Phoenixville, formerly of King of Prussia, husband of the late Jean E. (Long) Schlack, passed away on Saturday, July 4 at Seasons Hospice.

Born in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late Frank and Margaret (Piotsky) Schlack.

Surviving is his son Warren Schlack, husband of Helen; grandson Christopher Schlack; and granddaughter Devin Schlack; and several nieces and nephews. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his siblings Dorothy Snizavich, Francis “Murph” Schlack and Albert Sterbowicz.

Joe was a WWII Army veteran who served in Belgium and was a member of the VFW Post 8613 in Shenandoah. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 1595 in Conshohocken as a union carpenter for over 40 years.

Services are private with burial to follow in FT. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph’s name to Justice Rescue, PO Box 112, Woodlyn, PA 19094.

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July 4, 2015
Eugene C. Deering, 85, of Pottstown, North Coventry Twp

Eugene C. Deering, 85, of Pottstown, North Coventry Twp., husband of Dorothy L. (Jones) Deering, passed away on Friday, July 3 at his home.

Born in Elverson, he was the son of the late Charles and Florence ( Matthews) Deering.

Eugene worked for the former Mrs. Smith's Pies in Pottstown and was a US Air Force veteran who served for 20 years obtaining the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a life member of the Birdsboro VFW Post 411 and life member of the Air Force Sergeants Association.

Surviving with his wife are children V. Gail Garner of Elverson, Steven M. Deering of Reading, and Sandra F. Sutowski of Gilberstville; his brothers John and Robert Deering both of Elverson; his sisters Nancy Valentin and Mary Kriczky; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Richard Deering.

Services and interment are private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eugene's name to the Birdsboro VFW  Post 411, 321 E. Main Street,. Birdsboro, PA 19508.

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