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August 28, 2015
Shirley V. (Mohler) Bealer, 82, of Pottstown

Shirley V. (Mohler) Bealer, 82, of Pottstown, wife of Robert L. Bealer Sr., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Allen K. and Elizabeth G. (Brunner) Mohler.

Shirley was a member of Good Shepherd UCC Church in Boyertown.  She worked as the bookkeeper for the family business, Robert L Bealer & Sons for over 30 years. Shirley enjoyed reading, crocheting and crosswords. She was also an avid Philadelphia sports fan who enjoyed watching the Phillies and Eagles. Most of all she loved being a Mom and Nanny and spending time with her family at home.

Surviving with her husband are daughters Linda Holloway, wife of Irv Jr., of Bechtelsville, Kathy Budzichowski, wife of Harry, of Audubon, NJ; sons Robert Bealer Jr, husband of Sharon, of Boyertown and Wayne Bealer of Upper Pottsgrove; grandson Brad Holloway, husband of Christine, of Boyertown; granddaughters Kaitlyn Bealer of Bechtelsville, and Lauren and Amanda Bealer both of Upper Pottsgrove; and great grandson Christopher Holloway of Boyertown.

A funeral service will be Tuesday, Sept. 1, 11:00AM at Morningstar Fellowship, 100 Limekiln Road, Bechtelsville, PA. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

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

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August 27, 2015
Alfred F. Kurtz, 91, of Pottstown

Alfred F. Kurtz, 91, of Pottstown

Alfred F. Kurtz, 91, of Pottstown, husband of Dorothy (Zipay) Kurtz, passed away on Tuesday, August 25 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Stephen and Anna (Csenscits) Kurtz.

Alfred was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a WWII US Air Force veteran. He worked for Firestone Tire and Rubber & Occidental Chemical for 42 years. He was member of St. Aloysius/Holy Trinity Church, along with the Holy Trinity Club, German Club, the East End Club, and the Pottstown American Legion. Alfred was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, but his favorite baseball team was the NY Yankees. He was an excellent billiard player and bowler, enjoyed gardening, traveling, spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s school and sporting events.

Surviving with his wife are children Deborah Kurtz of Pottstown, Barbara Scheffey of North Wales, David Kurtz, husband of Dara, of Pottstown and Carol Kurtz of Reston, VA; grandchildren Jaira and David Jr., both of Pottstown and Ava Grace of Reston, VA; and brothers Anthony of Northampton and Joseph of Bessemer. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers Stephen and Felix Kurtz.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 29, 10:00AM at Holy Trinity RC Church, 366 South Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 with Fr. Joseph Maloney officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM and Saturday from 8:00AM to 9:15AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown.

In lieu of flowers, donation made be made to St. Aloysius Church at the above address or Stretch The Ride Cancer Fund, C/O Pottstown Memorial Regional Cancer Center, 1600 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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August 26, 2015
Shirley (Brennan) McGann, 81, of Pottstown

Shirley (Brennan) McGann, 81, of Pottstown, PA, wife of Francis T. “Frank” McGann, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23 at Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville, PA.

Born in New Britain, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Wall) Brennan. Shirley lived in Manchester, Conn. until she married.  They were happily married for 61 years.

Shirley was an active member at St. Thomas More RC Church in Pottstown. She was an extremely devoted mother and wife.

Surviving are children Gina Jefferson of Royersford, PA, Lee McGann of Royersford, PA, Martin McGann of Horseheads, NY, Lisa Lancellotta of Johnston, RI, Laura Goulart of Raleigh, NC, Teri Dunsmore of North Port, FL, Kelly Domin of Royersford, PA and Chris Rice of Douglassville, PA; 2 surviving sisters, Jean Cordy and Cele Krinjak of Manchester, Ct; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her son, Marc McGann.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 28, 11:00AM at St. Thomas More RC Church, 2102 Pottstown Pike, Pottstown with Fr. Hugh J. Dougherty officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

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Bill and Janice Butler

Aug-26 3:56pm

We lost one of the sweetest and most sincere friend anyone could ever be blessed to have. We will miss all the beautiful cards she created for us over the years. We will hold dear to our hearts all the great memories we shared for so many years. Sincerely Bill and Janice.


August 24, 2015
Eleanor Ruth Fletcher, 83, of Pottstown


Eleanor Ruth (Furman) Fletcher, 83, of Pottstown, wife of Horace Fletcher III, passed away on Friday, Aug. 21 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late David and Sarah E. (Hari) Furman.

Eleanor earned her BS in Elementary Education at West Chester University and her Master in Sociology and Counseling at PSU. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Pottstown where she was an elder, a deacon and taught nursery school. Prior to moving to Pottstown, she was a member of the East Falls Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Goschenhoppen Historians. Eleanor was a talented educator, artist, seamstress and gourmet chef and was also a captivating and fascinating conversationalist. Eleanor loved the New Jersey Shore and traveling the world.

Surviving with her husband of 62 years are sons Horace Fletcher IV, husband of Barbara, of Gilbertsville, Scott K. Fletcher, husband of Tracey, of Sarasota FL, and Christian M. Fletcher of New York, NY; siblings Edith Miller, Daniel R. Furman and Martha Patton; and grandchildren Horace Fletcher V and Trevor A. Fletcher. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by brothers David and William, and sister Dorothy.

A funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 29, 10:30AM at First Presbyterian Church, 750 N. Evans Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. Burial will follow in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd. Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eleanor’s name to the church at the above address.

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

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esther

Aug-27 9:58am

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. God's words at 1 Corinthians 15:26 says The last enemy death, is brought to nothing. God hates death. He has a yearning to end it. ( Isaiah 25:8) May God's words bring some comfort to you and your family. My prayers are with you and your family.


August 20, 2015
Donald Fizz, 96, of Pottstown

Donald Fizz, 96, of Pottstown, husband of Eva L. (Fleisch) Fizz, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late George E. and Clyda M. (Levengood) Fizz.

Donald was a WWII US Army veteran. He worked at Bethlehem Steel, retiring in 1976. Donald was also a member of the New Apostolic Church in Limerick where he was a former minister.

Surviving with his wife is daughter Patricia Fizz of Pottstown and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 22, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 AM to 10:45Am at the funeral home.

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Allyn Swavely

Aug-21 10:17am

My deepest sympathy in your loss. I do not know you personally but my Grand Mother was Emma Pearl (Fizz) Swavely and her father was William Fizz. My Grand Mother was raised in Pottstown and figured Donald and her might be related somehow as the name isn't very popular.<br /> Allyn Swavely


August 18, 2015
Carol L. Gregory, 73

Carol L. Gregory, 73

Carol L. (Jackson) Gregory, 73, of Douglassville, formerly of Birdsboro, wife of the late James Gregory, passed away Saturday August 15, 2015 at Pennsburg Manor.

Born in Media, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Dorothy (Wenner) Jackson.

Carol was an active member of St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ in Chester Springs.

Surviving is one son Robert Snyder husband of Mary; and one sister Patti Stevens.

A funeral service will be held Friday August 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, 2350 Conestoga Rd., Chester Springs, PA 19425, with Rev. Ronald A. Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at St. Matthew’s U.C.C. Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church.

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Bonnie Chambers

Aug-18 10:59pm

Robert Your Mom was always so proud of you. I am so sorry to hear of Carol's passing<br /> Patti May Carol rest in peace<br /> She will be missed by many that cared about her.

Carol Scheirer Mack

Aug-19 2:53pm

Robert, Patti & families,<br /> I was very surprised to read about the loss of Carol. It's been quite a few years since I've seen any of you but remember you all with fondness. Please know our thoughts & prayers go with you all. Please feel free to contact me any time. I forwarded Carol's obituary to our secretary, Debby for the Wenner reunion. Blessings.<br /> Carol & Art Mack

Cheryl Vassallo

Aug-20 1:50pm

We are so sorry to hear about Carol's passing. She was such a wonderful person. Our sincere condolences to her family. May she rest in peace as she's reunited with Jim.


August 18, 2015
Eleanor M. (Reis) Carver, 95


Eleanor M. (Reis) Carver, 95, of Leesport, formerly of Boyertown, wife of the late Paul B. Carver, passed away Saturday August 15, 2015 at Berks Heim Nursing Home.

Born in West Reading, she was the daughter of the late William and Emma Sylvester (Dreibelbeis) Reis.

Eleanor was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown.

Surviving are two daughters Mary A. Schaeffer wife of the late Howard M., and Paula C. Mayewski wife of Paul J.; one son Peter R. Carver husband of the late Diane; and three grandchildren Melissa Carver, and Emily and Lauren Mayewski.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday August 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, with Sister Millicent J. Drake officiating. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00-10:30 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Eleanor’s memory to Berks Heim Nursing Home, 1011 Berks Rd., Leesport, PA 19533.


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August 18, 2015
Eric Fazekas, 27, of Lower Pottsgrove


Eric Fazekas, 27, of Lower Pottsgrove, passed away Thursday August 13, 2015 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Scott and Charlene (Mest) Fazekas.

Eric was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Pottstown. He enjoyed going to the beach and playing cards. Eric loved going to New York City.

Surviving along with his parents are two sisters Jamie and Kasey Fazekas; two nieces Ava and Sophie Fazekas; paternal grandfather John Fazekas; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and very special friends; partner Keith Hampton, and his mother Rose Paul.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday August 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 150 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA 19464, with Rev. Phillip Waselik officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9:00-10:45 AM at the church.

Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Eric’s memory to Shares of Faith, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 150 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Regina Bilynsky

Aug-18 1:47pm

Scott and Family, My prayers and condolences to you and your Family. May you find peace in your heart. <br /> Regina Bilynsky

Dave and Peg Smola

Aug-19 6:40am

Dear Charlene and Scott, <br /> Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. <br /> hugs, Peg and Dave

Diana Vargo

Aug-20 8:53am

So sorry for your loss Jamie. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.


August 14, 2015
Robert Schurr, 71, of Dublin

Robert Schurr, 71, of Dublin

Robert Schurr, 71, of Dublin, formerly of Philadelphia, husband of Irene M. (Meyers) Schurr, passed away Tuesday August 11, 2015 at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Cedar Crest.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Arabella (Shane) and Morris Schurr.

Surviving along with his wife Irene are two daughters Christine Lewis wife of Brian, and Caroline Tobin wife of Michael; one son Robert A. Schurr husband of Kirsten; seven grandchildren Andrew, Ian, and Bennett Schurr, Samantha Lehman, Brittany Beres, Madison Lewis, and Cara Tobin.

Along with his parents, Robert was predeceased by his sister Dawn McMullin.

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday August 15, 2015 at 11:30 AM at Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 610 Pine St., Bally, PA 19503, with Msgr. Edward Coyle officiating. Interment will follow at Most Blessed Sacrament Cemetery, Bally. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00-11:15 AM at the church.

Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to Most Blessed Sacrament at the above address.

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Ellen harvey

Aug-16 10:48am

I wish I had the right words, just know I care. I will be in touch on my return from AZ.<br /> Best regards Ellen

Christine McDonough

Aug-16 3:11pm

Aunt Irene & family,<br /> <br /> My family and I were very sorry to hear about Uncle Bob's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. I hope you find comfort in the memories of of your life together. Please call if you need anything we are here for you.<br /> <br /> Love Chris and Jerry & family


August 12, 2015
Douglass M. Hipple, 72, of Birdsboro

Douglass M. Hipple, 72, of Birdsboro, formerly of Limerick, husband of Veleen “Kathy” (Wieand) Hipple, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at his home after a long fight with cancer.

Born in in Pottstown, he was the son of the late James E. and Dorothy B. (Leh) Hipple.

Douglass was a US Army veteran and a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of ST. Johns UCC Church in Pottstown. He worked for Limerick Twp. as a truck driver for 21 year, then for the former Jetsort in Oaks for 5 years, and most recently retired from 84 Lumber. He enjoyed model cars, tinkering in the garage and was an all-around Jack-of-all-trades. But most important to him was his family and grandchildren with whom he loved spending time with.

Surviving with his wife of 43 years are daughters Karen MacDowell, wife of Larry, and Kelly Eckert, wife of George; grandchildren Logan MacDowell, and Kendall, Mason , and Hunter Eckert; and brother James Hipple. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Jack Hipple.

A funeral service will be Monday, Aug. 17, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow Valley Forge Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

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Cheryl Albright

Aug-12 8:53pm

Kathy you have my deepest sympathies on Doug's passing. No more pain for, but I know that doesn't make it any easier for you. Just know that you and your family are in my thoughts. <br /> Cheryl<br />


August 11, 2015
Douglas D. Filbert, 84, of Denver, PA

Douglas D. Filbert, 84, of Denver, PA

Douglas D. Filbert, 84, of Denver, PA, husband of Nancie C. (Smith) Filbert, passed away Thursday August 6, 2015 at Ephrata Hospital.

Born in Bern Twp., Berks County, he was the son of the late Floyd A. and Ruth R. (Slusser) Filbert. In 1955, he became a police officer in Bernville until 1961. He was then a police officer in Wyomissing until 1968 and resigned to become police chief of Bern Twp. While police chief, Douglas was also in charge of security at the Reading Airport until 1975. He also worked as a deputy coroner in Berks County and a hunter safety instructor.

He was a Past Noble Grand of Bernville Lodge #122 IOOF, and President of Berks County Lodge #71 Fraternal Order of Police. Doug loved hunting and fishing at his deer camp in Potter County.

Douglas moved to Tioga County and was in charge of a SKAT gas station in Wellsboro. In 1977, he moved back to Berks County and worked as a crane operator at DANA Corp. Parish Division in Reading and retired in 1994 after 16 years.

Surviving along with his wife Nancie are three daughters Louise A. Bressler wife of Irving, Dianne L. Rotkiske wife of Mark, and Lori J. Dunkelberger wife of Richard; one son Larry D. Filbert husband of Lula; two stepdaughters Cindy and Joan; two stepsons Steve and Frank; ten grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

Doug was predeceased by his sister Arbutus V. Filbert.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Douglas’s memory to the Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N 11th S.t, Reading, PA 19604.

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Dennis Eubanks

Aug-12 6:23pm

To Doug's family, I met Doug when I was a police officer in West Reading 65-67, and I remember Doug as a nice guy who would help you out anytime. May a God comfort you at this time. With sympathy, Dennis Eubanks


August 7, 2015
Della Mary Findley, 91, formerly of Gilbertsville

Della Mary Findley, 91, formerly of Gilbertsville

Della Mary (Carter) Findley, 91, of Harleysville, formerly of Gilbertsville, wife of the late Gerald M. Findley, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 6 at the Birches of Arbour Square.

Born in West Conshohocken, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Octavia (Shelby) Carter.

Della was a member of Trinity EC Church in Boyertown where she was a greeter, helped out with senior and adult activities and was a member of the widows walk club. She was a former member of the New Hanover Fire CO. Women’s Auxiliary and in her spare times enjoyed gardening and crocheting.

Surviving are daughters Octavia Ann Bradley of Collegeville and Kathleen E. Detterline, wife of Richard, of Eagleville; grandsons Michael J Bradley Jr., husband of Linda, of Chester Springs, David S. Bradley, husband of Elizabeth of Gilbertsville, and Richard E. Detterline Jr. of Pottstown; great grandchildren Megan and Michael Bradley III of Chester Springs and Emily and Grace Bradley of Gilbertsville; her sister Catherine Carter Griffith of Royersford and 12 nieces and nephews. Along with her husband and parents she is predeceased by her sister Mae Daywalt and brother Nick Carter.
 
A funeral service will be Tuesday Aug. 11, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

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Carl Bernadette Daywalt

Aug-7 5:47pm

Kathy & Ann, Please know how sorry we are for you loss and that our thoughts and prayers are with your families.<br /> God Bless you all<br /> Love<br /> Carl & Bernadette


August 4, 2015
William “Bill” B. Anderson, Jr., 48, of Limerick

William “Bill” B. Anderson, Jr., 48, of Limerick

William “Bill” B. Anderson, Jr., 48, of Limerick, husband of Kathleen (Tryanski) Anderson, passed away Sunday August 2, 2015.

Bill was a 1985 graduate of Norristown High School and a dedicated and talented operator of his own excavation company and SEPTA. He was great at fixing things, and loved riding his motorcycle. Bill was an avid boater and saltwater fisherman.

Surviving along with his wife are two sons Jacob and Travis Anderson; his mother Diane Lee (Wilson) Anderson; one sister Tammy Lee Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held Friday August 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 838 Walnut St, Royersford, PA 19468, with Fr. James Badeaux officiating. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Thursday August 6 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, and Friday August 7 from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s memory to Philadelphia Committee for the Homeless Day Shelter, 807 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19123. 

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Helen Snyder

Aug-4 5:35pm

Tammy<br /> I am so sorry to hear the news of your brother's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Steve Brown

Aug-5 8:03am

Billy brought so much fun and laughter to our neighborhood, we will miss him forever, a true friend, willing to help his neighbors, and a genius at fixing everything. Loved Billy like a brother, RIP my friend.

Natalie Warren

Aug-5 10:53am

Dear Kathleen,Jacob and Travis,<br /> My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. If you need anything, please let me know. <br /> Love,<br /> Natalie Warren

Deb Campbell

Aug-5 6:59pm

Cathleen so sorry to hear please let me know if you need anything. Deb 6102474910

Meshelle McNamara

Aug-6 3:41pm

I'm so very sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers. Diane, please know I'm here if you need anything. <br /> <br />

Don Rita Andes

Aug-7 9:24am

RIP neighbor


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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Bill Judith and Suzanne Willis

Aug-3 5:46pm

We are grateful to have known Don Frey. He has been a blessing to our family and we thank God for his Christian testimony. Praying for the family at this time.

paula Iaeger

Aug-7 11:04pm

Praise God for his life and may the Lord be very present in the lives who mourn him. It is my prayer that his legacy of loving Jesus be extended in his memory to the third and fourth generations.

Barbara Schneider and Jon Palmer

Aug-11 3:57pm

We remember Mr. Frey for being a totally helpful gentleman in all our dealings with him. We also are grateful that he brought us wonderful neighbors who became wonderful friends. His family is in our thoughts.

Betsy Ballantyne

Aug-19 2:32pm

Dear Janis and family--- so sorry to read about your loss. I hope all of you will be able to look back at all the great memories you probably have real soon-- and that will help heal your wounds. Much love, and thinking about you, Jon and the boys.


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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