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November 25, 2014
Doris D. Roberts, 82, of Bechtelsville

Doris D. (Zellers) Roberts, 82, of Bechtelsville, wife of the late Ernest E. Roberts, passed away on Monday, Nov. 24 at Kutztown Manor.

Born in North Weissport, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Ana (LaRose) Zellers.

Doris worked for Bally Ribbon Mills for 25 years retiring in 1994. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bechtelsville and the Bechtelsville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. In her spare time Doris enjoyed crocheting.

Surviving is her daughter Kim Carr, wife of Steven, of Boyertown. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her sister Ellen Koch and brothers Frank and Ammon Zellers.

A graveside service will be Friday, Nov. 28, 3:00PM at Bechtelsville Union Cemetery, S. Main Street, Bechtelsville.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Doris’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011

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November 24, 2014
Rose P. “Roz” Zezenski, 99, formerly of Pottstown

Rose P. “Roz” Zezenski, 88, of Reading, formerly of Pottstown, passed away on Friday, Nov. 21 at Berkshire Center, Reading.

Born in Stowe, she was the daughter of the late George and Sofia (Pincorak) Zezenski.

Rose was a member of ST. John’s Byzantine Church where she was a member of the church choir. She was also a former member of the Stowe Lioness Club. Rose worked for DANA Corp as a secretary before her retirment.

Surviving is niece Tina Furdyna, wife of Stanley, of Birdsboro; grandnephew Benjamin Furdyna; and grandniece Sonia Delaquito, wife of Christopher; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister Mary Shanta and brothers John, Peter, Stephen, Michael and Paul Zezenski.

A funeral service will be Friday, Nov.28, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Fr. Nicholas DeProspero officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rose’s name to ST. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 301 Cherry Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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November 24, 2014
John J. “Sonny” Nailon, 81, of Pottstown

John J. “Sonny” Nailon, 81, of Pottstown, Lower Pottsgrove Township,  husband of Nicolene (Yannessa) Nailon, passed away at home after a courageous battle with cancer on November 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late Francis M. and Frances (Whitton) Nailon. 

John was a veteran and served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War.  For 38 years, he worked at Stanley G. Flagg & Co., retiring in 1996.  During his years at Flagg’s, John served as the Recording Secretary of AFL-CIO Local Union 2326.  He was also a Lower Pottsgrove Township Commissioner from 1972 to 1976.

John was a member of Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Pottstown and a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Bally Council, Stowe, PA. 

Surviving with his wife of 60 years are a daughter Michele, wife of Matthew Cappelletti, Jr., and a son John M. Nailon.  He was a loving Poppy to his granddaughters Adrienne, wife of Justin Faralli, Mary, wife of Joseph Bognanno, Lisa Cappelletti, Nicole, wife of Mark Windish, Rochelle Nailon and Jessica Nailon and great granddaughters Gia Perrone and Wesleigh Windish.  He is also survived by his sister Bea Malantonio and many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, John was predeceased by brothers Bobby, Butch and Dennis Nailon and sisters Mildred Undercuffler, Doris Santori and Sally Timbario.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 26 at 11:00 AM at Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 233 Beech Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Saint Aloysius New Cemetery, Buchert Rd., Lower Pottsgrove Township. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM at the church Gathering Center.

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November 24, 2014
Them Thi Le Bui, 81, of Gilbertsville

Them Thi Le Bui, 81, of Gilbertsville, Douglass Twp., wife of Minh Van Bui, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at her home.

Born in Phu Yen, Vietnam, she was the daughter of the late Nghi Le and Thi Xuong Dang.

Them was a member of ST. Aloysius RC Church in Pottstown.

Surviving with her husband of 62 years are children Hung Kim Bui, Hoa Kim Bui, Hai Kim Bui, Ha Kim Bui, Hang Kim Bui, Hanh Kim Vu, Tyler Hung Minh Bui, Hien Minh Bui and Hieu Minh Bui, 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by a son Hiep Kim Bui.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Nov 28, 2014, 11:00AM at St. Aloysius RC Church, Pottstown with Fr. Dominick officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 26 from 5PM to 7PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville and on Friday, Nov. 28 from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

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Nancy Novinger Mother of Josh Thuy Clark

Nov-24 5:33pm

Sincere condolences to the entire family for your loss. Heaven will be brighter with its gain of your beloved Mother.


November 24, 2014
Jane Frances (Adams) Ott, 80

Jane Frances (Adams) Ott, 80 years old, of Pottstown, widow of the late Paul H. Ott, passed away peacefully at her daughter Paula’s residence. She was the daughter of the late Edith and Ellard Adams of Mount Airy, NC.

She is survived by her daughters Ranae Tsakonas, wife of James, of Pottstown, Paula Knabb, wife of Allen, of Douglassville, and Kim Churach, wife of Michael, of Lower Pottsgrove. As well as her grandchildren Adam Tsakonas, Emily Stoudt, Phillip Knabb, Jennifer Churach, Michael Churach Jr, and Paul Churach; great-grandchildren Isabella Stoudt and Nathan Knabb; and her siblings; Lester Adams, NC, Virginia McCraw, NC, James Adams, GA.

She was preceded in death by her sister June Shinault and brother Guilford Adams.

Mrs. Ott worked for many years at the former Sunset Manufacturing Company as a seamstress. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Evangelical Church and more recently attended New Hanover UMC with her daughter Ranae. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was often found in the bleachers at her grandson’s baseball games. She would attend any sporting event or extra-curricular activity that her grandchildren participated in.  During her retirement years she enjoyed going to the casino and spending lots of time with her great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 29, 2014, 12Noon at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street Pottstown with Pastor Gil Vining officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be private and at the families’ convenience.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jane’s name to the New Hanover United Methodist Church, Outreach Committee, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville, PA 19525.

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November 24, 2014
Bob Boggetta Jr., 67, of North Coventry Twp.

Bob Boggetta Jr., 67, of Pottstown, North Coventry Twp., formerly of Spring City, husband of Lynn (Hipple) Boggetta, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 20 at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Marsteller, PA, he was the son of the late Robert J. Boggetta Sr. and Clara Mae (Ray) Boggetta.

Bob was a member of Grace Assembly of God Church in Spring City.

Surviving with his wife of 49 years is son Bobby III (Kristin), daughter Tammy Andes (Cory), grandchildren Kathryn, Ryan, Lacey, Sean and Skyler, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He is predeceased by 2 sisters.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 11:00AM at Grace Assembly of God Church, 1271 W. Bridge St.  Spring City, PA 19475, with Pastor Jack Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s name to the church at the above address or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718

Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

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November 21, 2014
David Terry Pinder, 66, of Gilbertsville

David Terry Pinder, 66, of Gilbertsville, passed away Thursday November 20, 2014 at his residence.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Joseph Pinder and the late Ruth S. (Groover) Pinder.

David attended Boyertown High School and later served in the US Army from 1965-1968. He was an expert master mechanic. David was also an accomplished expert sharp shooter with the M-14 rifle.

Surviving along with his father is one sister Christine P. Frain wife of Scott of Boyertown; two brothers Mark Pinder husband of Pat of Phoenixville, and Christopher Pinder of Birdsboro.

Funeral services and interment are private, at the convenience of the family.

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November 21, 2014
Mary L. Vallone, 71, of Newtown

Mary L. Vallone, 71, of Newtown, wife of Michael A. Vallone, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Holy Redeemer Hospice in Meadowbrook.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Hugo and Berta (Mahler) Traenkle.

Surviving with her husband of 50 years are daughters Michelle Sala, wife of Christopher, Melinda Vallone, and Melissa Owens, wife of Jason; and 7 grandchildren.

Services and Interment are private.

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November 19, 2014
Nita J. (Foster) Peck, 81

Nita J. (Foster) Peck, 81, of Pottstown, PA formerly of Baden, wife of the late Robert M. Peck , passed away on Friday, Nov. 14 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Hope, AR, she was the daughter of the late Elry and Mabel (Harrison) Foster.

Nita was a longtime member of Baden United Methodist Church where she was a greeter and Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Junior Women’s Club in Baden. Nita worked as an Administrative Assistant  for the Beaver Co. District Court for 20 plus years until her retirement. But most important to Nita was her family and extended family, with whom she loved spending time.

Surviving is son Robert M. Peck Jr., husband of Shari, of New York City; daughter Heather L. DeSimone, wife of Vincenzo, of Philadelphia ; and grandchildren Brett Bialorucki, Ava and Nadia DeSimone, as well as 17 nieces and nephews.  Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her brother Grant Foster (Moon); and sisters Geraldine West (Hopewell Twp.), Norma Casasanta  (Coraopolis) and Marilyn Talerico  (Conway).

A Memorial Service will be held in the spring in Beaver County for friends and relatives.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Nita J. Peck” to  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Attn: Tribute Program #36965405, P.O. Box1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN,38148.  www.stjude.org/tributes

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November 19, 2014
Lisa E. Vannucci, 40, of Limerick

Lisa E. Vannucci, 40, of Limerick, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at her home. Born in Bronx, New York she was the daughter of Fredrick and the late Susan (Podlaski) Vannucci.

She was the loving fiancé of Robert Scott Smith, of Limerick. Along with her fiancé she is survived by daughters Amanda Vannucci of Reading, Nicole Velez of Fairfax VA, and Stephanie Velez of State College; a son, Eric Velez Jr. of Limerick PA, as well as Chris and Kyle Smith whom she considered her step-sons. Her memory will also be mourned by her sister Denise Vannucci of Reading, her father Frederick Vannucci of Bronx NY, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, loved ones and friends.

Lisa was a dedicated volunteer at Manor Care, as well as the Women’s Center of Montgomery County. In addition, she was also studying at Antonelli to be a Certified Nurses Aid.

Her favorite pastime was doting on her children and babysitting Chris’s daughter, Sophie Smith.

In lieu of donations, the family is requesting that donations in honor of Lisa be made out to Women’s Center of Montgomery County.

All services done by Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., Royersford, are private for the family and close friends.

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Brad Kim Getz

Nov-20 12:43pm

Dear Scott, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers.<br /> Our deepest condolences,<br /> Brad, Kim, Taylor & Logan

Pauline

Nov-21 9:26am

Deepest sympathy to Lisa's family and friends. Taken too soon, God has her in his care.


November 18, 2014
Clint Storm, 65

Clint Storm, 65, husband of the late Rhea A. (Tew) Storm, passed away Saturday at the Reading Hospital. Clint was a loving grandfather and a generous friend to many.  His departure enabled him to join his wife to be in time for their 46th Anniversary.

Born in Woodbury, NJ, he was the son of the late Edgar W. and Ella Margaret (Doughty) Storm.

Surviving is daughter Kelly E. Gatfield and son Mark A. Storm and their spouses Daniel and Andrea; six grandchildren David and Andrew Hauck, Keaton and Hayley Gatfield, and Domonick and Jozlyn Storm; one sister Peggy Kisby; and one brother Peter Storm.

A funeral service will be celebrated Saturday November 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, with Pastor Steve DeFrain officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Friday November 21, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM and on Saturday November 22, 2014 from 10:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

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November 18, 2014
Kelly J. Monastero, 54, of Schwenksville

Kelly J. Monastero, 54, of Schwenksville, wife of Joseph Monastero, passed away Friday November 14, 2014 at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

Born in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Joanne Toth.

Kelly was an animal lover, devout wife and mother who will be truly missed.

Surviving along with her husband are two sons Joseph M. Monastero husband of Samantha, and Richard J. Monastero; one brother Michael Toth husband of Margaret; and one sister Diana Kofer wife of Kristen; sister in-law Joan (Monastero) Barlow wife of Mark.

A memorial service will be held Friday November 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford. Visitation will be held Friday from 6:00-6:45 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kelly’s memory to the Montgomery County SPCA, 1059 Sweisford Rd., Perkiomenville, PA 18074.

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November 18, 2014
M. Joyce (Ziegler) Kiss: 1920-2014

Joyce passed away Thursday November 13, 2014 at PMMC, surrounded by her family at the age of 93.

She is survived by two children Kandy Bell wife of Barry, and Randy Kiss companion to Paula Richard; two brothers Richard and Robert Ziegler and their wives; one sister Doris Downing; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and three cousins Arlene, Hazel, and Mickey.

She is predeceased by her loving husband Frank “Sonny” Kiss, Jr., one son; five siblings; and her parents Henry and Mary (Bartman) Ziegler.

Joyce lived in the Pottstown area all her life, graduating from Pottstown High School in 1939. She was a sock maker for Vaughn Knitting Mills on High Street, where MCCC now resides. She married Frank after his military service in the Pacific and helped run Kiss Cycles by his side as a bookkeeper.

She enjoyed her trips to the Honda Conventions for the dealers that took her and Frank all over the country. Her most talked about was winning a trip to Japan to see the manufacturing of the motorcycles first hand.

Joyce most enjoyed her time with her family. Also at the top of her list was shopping, her beloved Westie Buns, mashed potatoes, and Dancing with the Stars. She also never turned down a piece of chocolate.

Her family would like to thank all her caregivers at Sanatoga Center and PMMC and also her Sanatoga roommate Fern. Additionally appreciated have been all the thoughts and prayers from friends.

Funeral services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Salvation Army, 137 King St., Pottstown, PA 19464 or to Joyce’s church Zion’s United Church of Christ, 209 Chestnut St., Pottstown, PA 19464.

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November 17, 2014
Bert O. Larsen, 89, of Frederick

Bert O. Larsen, 89, of Frederick, loving husband of Lillian M. (Durham) Larsen, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 at Frederick Living retirement community.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Oscar and Aagot (Kristoffersen) Larsen.

Bert served during WWII as a US Navy Seabee. He was also a member of the Sons of Norway and was active in the Norwegian Seamans Church.

Surviving along with his wife is daughter Christina (Larsen) Haas, wife of William, of Collegeville; and two granddaughters, Samantha and Victoria Haas.

Funeral services are private for comfort of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bert’s memory to the Resident Benevolent Care Fund, PO Box 498, Frederick, PA 19435-0498.

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November 17, 2014
Angelo Michael Epps, 55, of Pottstown

Angelo Michael Epps, 55, of Pottstown, husband of Regina M. (Dmiterchik) Epps, passed away Wednesday November 12, 2014 at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Jamaica, Queens, he was the son of Suzanne L. Epps and the late Arcelio DeOliveria.

Angelo attended St. Pius X and graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School in 1978. He served in the US Army as a paramedic and crew chief 502d at Fort Sam in Houston, TX from 1978-1985. He coached Football for Pottstown PAL, Pottstown Middle School, and Owen J. Roberts Middle School. Angelo was also a former member of Trilogy Park Parent Organization.

Surviving along with his wife and mother are two sons Andrew and Michael Epps of Pottstown; one daughter Gianna Epps of Pottstown; brother Joseph DeOliveria husband of Melissa of Mascott, FL; three sisters Claire Jahnke wife of Klaus of Richmond, NH, Regina Kwapisz wife of Joseph of Perkiomenville, and Suzanne DeOliveria fiancé of Christopher Spece of Boyertown; two brother-in-laws Michael Dmiterchik husband of Cindy of Milton, DE, and Mark Dmiterchik husband of Julie of Milton, DE; mother-in-law Rosemarie Dmiterchik of Lewes, DE; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including his father, Angelo was predeceased by his daughter Kaira Nicole Epps and his step-father James L. Epps.

A funeral service will be celebrated Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Interment will follow at St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Monday Nov. 17, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the funeral home and on Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014 from 10:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Angelo’s memory to the Andrew,Michael, and Giana Epps Benefit Fund, Acct. # 23491, Apex Federal Credit Union, PO Box 3179, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Nicole Auman

Nov-17 9:41am

Gina and Family: So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Angelo was and is a great guy and coach to so many including my son Dante. Never forget his shorts in the winter. Nicky, Dante and Joann Auman

Chuck Wadsworth

Nov-17 12:57pm

Dear Regina and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Angelo was a good man. Chuck & Ellen Wadsworth

Mike and Ellen Escanilla and Family

Nov-17 8:22pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family on your loss. We are part of Mike Epps' college baseball family from Maryland.

The Ruyak Family

Nov-18 7:38am

Dear Gina and family <br /> <br /> We are saddened to hear of your family's loss. The family is in our thoughts and prayers .<br /> <br /> Stay strong for your family <br /> <br /> In our thoughts ,<br /> Mike , Stacey , Corey , Conner




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