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January 14, 2017
Evelyn N. Acker, 90, of Boyertown

Evelyn N. (Emes) Acker, 90, of Boyertown, wife of the late Ronald F. Acker of 62 years, passed away Friday January 13, 2017 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Morysville, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Florence (Fry) Emes.

Evelyn graduated from Boyertown High School in 1944 and Reading Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. She then worked for the late Dr. Willard Grubb in his Boyertown office and also in Bally with the late Dr. Hugh Brown and Dr. Donald Loeper. She was a member of Good Shepherd U.C.C. and enjoyed playing bridge, golf, and sewing. Evelyn and her husband danced many times to “their song” Stardust, and she was also very fond of Boston Terrier dogs.

Surviving is one daughter Susan Horn wife of E. Richard of Boyertown; one son Craig Acker of Casco, Maine; three grandchildren Justin and Colin Horn and Wesley Acker; two great grandchildren Jacob and Ethan Horn; one niece Andrea Stahl; and one nephew Mark Matlack.

Along with her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sister Betty V. Matlack.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of her family. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Evelyn’s memory to Good Shepherd U.C.C., 35 W Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512, or to the Humane Society of Reading, 1801 N. 11th St., Reading, PA 19604.

 

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January 13, 2017
Jack Andre, 95, of Oley, Pike Twp

Jack Andre, 95, of Oley, Pike Twp., formerly of Boyertown, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2016 at his home.

Born in Stonersville, he was the son of tile late John and Suzanna (Stofko) Andrejansky.

Jack was a member of St. Columbkill RC Church where he was a former usher. He was a WWII US Army AirCorp B-17 tail gunner who flew 28 missions with all the original squad members. He had attained the rank of Staff Sgt .Jack lived in Iceland for five years while working as Chief of Ground Operations at Keflavik Airport. He returned to the US and then worked 34 years at Firestone in Pottstown before retiring. Jack enjoyed gardening at his small farm for 60 years. He also enjoyed traveling the world.

Surviving are daughters Kathleen “Kathy” Fuhs, wife of Raymond., and Andrea “Andee” Plavcan, wife of David; one sister Delores Ondo; grandchildren Jesse Plavcan, Brett Fuhs, Rachael Plavcan and Timothy Plavcan; and six great grandchildren. He is predeceased by 12 siblings.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 11:00AM at St. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Springs Road, Boyertown. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:30AM at the church. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS, 66675-8516 or to an organization of your choice

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January 13, 2017
Joan Marburger, 84, of Boyertown

Joan (Myers) Marburger, 84, of Boyertown, wife of the late Elmer Marburger, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late William and Eva (Grill) Myers.

Joan was a member of St. Columbkill RC Church in Boyertown and was active at the Boyertown Area Multi-Service. She loved to read and enjoyed traveling.

Surviving are daughters Patricia A. Conrad, wife of Terry L., of Boyertown and Suzanne Ringel, wife of Matthew, of OH; sisters Aldene Koch, and Gloria George; brother James Myers; grandchildren Jason, Joel and Kyle Conrad and Jonathan and Rebecca Ringel; and great grandchildren Matthew, Elizabeth, Haylie, Trevor, Jackson, Jameson and Stella Conrad. She is predeceased by her brothers William and Gerald Myers and sister Wilma Penrose.

 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1:00PM at St. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, PA 19512. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:30Am to 12:30PM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Joan’s name to St. Columbkill at the above address or Boyertown Area Multi-Service, 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown, PA 19512

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January 12, 2017
John J. Salomone, 61 of Royersford

John J. Salomone, 61, of Royersford, formerly of Andorra, husband of Toni V. (Villei) Salomone, passed away on Monday Jan. 9, 2017

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mildred (Emery) Salomone.

John was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Royersford. He was also a member of Pikeville Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to the beach. John loved cars and his 1972 Triumph motorcycle and was a very talented pool player. 

Surviving with his wife of 30 years is son Nick Salomone; brother Robert Salomone, husband of Shell; sisters Donna Boccella and Bridget Cunnien; niece Bridget; nephews Anthony, Matt and Jon; and mother in law Arlene Villei. He is predeceased by his brother in law Bob Boccella.

A memorial service will be Sunday, Jan. 15, 2:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, with visitation from 12:30Pm to 2:00PM at the funeral home. Burial will be private and at a later date.

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January 12, 2017
Douglas G. Fizz, 88, of North Coventry Twp

Douglas G. Fizz, 88, of Pottstown, North Coventry Twp., husband of the late Emma S. (Moyer) Fizz, passed away on Monday Jan. 9 at his home.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Grant and Hannah (Ford) Fizz and was raised by his aunt and uncle Andrew and Edith Lucas.

Douglas was a Korean Conflict Army veteran. He worked for the former Kawecki Corp., now CABOT, for 38 years and was one of the original 10 employees of the company. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping, and loved going to Bethany Beach.  In his younger years, he played football, softball and baseball.

Surviving is his daughter Debra Boyer of North Coventry Twp; son Douglas G. Fizz Jr., husband of Kerry, of North Coventry Twp.; 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and step sister, Jane Smith.

Along with his wife, he is predeceased by daughter Sherry Fizz, brothers Bud and Royden Fizz, son in law David Boyer, step brothers David and William Lucas.

Services and interment are private. 

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January 12, 2017
Mary Regina Knerr Barth, 97, of Pottstown

Mary Regina (Murphy) Knerr Barth, 97, of Pottstown, wife of the late Clyde H. Knerr and William A. Barth, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 7 at Manatawny Manor.

Born in Toughkenamon, she was the daughter of the late James P. and Martha H. (McGuigan) Murphy. She resided at Coventry East Apartments, and prior to that, 50 years in East Coventry Twp.

Regina was a 1937 graduate of Pottstown HS. She raised her family then went to work at Pennhurst Center in the office. She also worked for the former Spicer Manufacturing, now DANA. Regina loved her family and was proud of her Irish heritage. She was a member of St. Aloysius RC Church in Pottstown since 2005. Prior to that she was a member at St. Claire’s in Linfield for 50 years. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, cryptograms and reading and was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan.

Surviving is daughter Vicki Carfagno, wife of Gene; granddaughters Jen Schmitt, wife of John and Gina Carfagno; and great granddaughter Kyra Schmitt. Along with her husbands and parents, she is predeceased by her daughter Jeanne Mulligan and her beloved cat Puggy.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 14, 10:30AM at St. Aloysius RC Church, 223 Beech St, Pottstown, PA. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Mary Regina’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Source Code:IIQ160788777 or American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312

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January 12, 2017
Ralph S. Galen, 75, of Birdsboro

Ralph S. Galen, 75, of Birdsboro, husband of Barbara (Delp) Galen, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8 at Reading Hospital.

Born in Center Twp., Berks Co., he was the son of the late Victor L. and Elsie E. (Seaman) Galen.

Ralph was a US Army Veteran who served in Desert Storm and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves, 1185th Transportation Terminal Brigade, U.S. Army Reserves Deployment Support Command in Lancaster. He was a member of Reading Hose Fire Co., enjoyed camping with his son, and an avid train enthusiast.

Surviving with his wife of 48 years is son Scott A. Galen; brothers Robert E. and Sherwood D. Galen; and grandson Scott A. Galen.

A funeral service will be Monday, Jan. 16, 12:00Noon at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville, with visitation from 11:30AM to the start of the funeral. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Ralph’s name to ASPCA, PO BOX 96929, Washington, DC, 20090-6929 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517

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January 12, 2017
Kathryn Eileen Alexander, age 95

Kathryn Eileen Alexander, age 95, passed away on January 11, 2017. Born in 1921 in Melvin, Iowa, to the late Roy Henderson and Clare Reynolds, she was raised in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She was married to the late Louis E. Alexander, Sr. of Sayre, and is survived by her children Louis (Cambridge, MA), Mark (Boulder, CO), Richard (San Antonio, TX), James (Pottstown, PA), Jerome (SIcklerville, NJ), and Michael (Marlboro, CT). Her daughter Diane and grandson Brian predeceased her. There are seven living grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Kathryns greatest passion was for nursing, and she was a Registered Nurse. Of all the different types of practice that she had, it was in surgery that she took the greatest pride and joy. As she often said, it was there that she felt the greatest sense of satisfaction in helping to fix people or put them back together. Kathryn was a loving person who gave generously of herself and who was there to help others. She was a devoted and very loving mother who put her children above everything else. Among the activities she enjoyed most were reading novels, listening to classical music, and solving crossword puzzles. In the last couple of years of her life, she lost her vision to macular degeneration, but was able to maintain a sharp ability to solve crossword puzzles whose clues were read to her.

Kathryn was a young widow, and when her children were grown she moved to Boulder, CO where her grandparents were early settlers. Only in the last decade of her life did she return to the East to be near her children who could help her as her blindness increased. Kathryn was an adventurous person who had a sharp wit and a great sense of humor. Her loving kindness, laughter, and intelligence will be very much missed.

A funeral will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017, 11:00AM at the Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

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January 12, 2017
Cathy L. Evans, 63, of Blandon

Cathy L. (Rockwell) Evans, 63, of Blandon, wife of Robert B. Evans, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at Reading Hospital surrounded by her family.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Jacqueline (Kline) Rockwell.

Surviving with her husband of 38 years are children Christy Hetrick, wife of Matthew, of Kutztown, Neal Fisher Jr., husband of Heidi, of Amity and Kimberly Moser, wife of David, of Boyertown; step-daughters Wendy Wilkinson of Blandon and Christine Preston of Pottstown; brother Richard Rockwell, husband of Carol, of Ocean City, NJ; sister Valerie Deysher, wife of Douglas, of Boyertown; and brother Lee Rockwell, husband of Debra; uncle John Kline of Boyertown. She is also survived by her grandchildren Hannah, Grace, Wyatt, Jack, Natalie, Luke, Chloe, Ellie, Drew and Michael and her faithful canine pets Belle and Lily.

Cathy attended Boyertown High School and then worked at various jobs throughout her lifetime. She retired from Berks County Tax office in 2015 after 22 years of service. Her life was devoted to her home and family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and supporting their various interests. She enjoyed many years of fishing trips to Canada and family vacations to Las Vegas, Wildwood Crest and Ocean City.

The love and support she provided to her husband, children and grandchildren will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville, with visitation prior to the service from 10:00AM to 10:45AM. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cathy’s name to the Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604 or the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

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January 1, 2017
Stacey L. (Thompson) West, 47, of Stowe

Stacey L. (Thompson) West, 47, of Stowe, wife of Wayne West, passed away on Friday, Dec. 30 at her home after a battle with cancer.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of Nadine S. (Stong) Neuman and the late Michael P. Franey.

Stacey was a member of multiple social clubs in the area including St. Gabe’s, The Oriels, and The Oasis and enjoyed shooting pool.

Surviving with her husband of 18 years and mother are daughters Stormy West of Stowe, Stephanie Haas of Topton, Amber Starzinski of Douglassville, Erin Haas of Douglassville and Candice L. West of Pottstown; sister Michele Lightcap, wife of Timothy, of Boyertown; grandchildren Chase and Hunter Domenech and Aiden Bieber, father Joe Thompson of Boyertown and step father Barry Neuman.

Services and interment are private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stacey’s name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box, 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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Charlene Stein

Jan-1 10:28pm

Stacey I love and will miss you so much.You where taken from us too early in life.But I will see you again one day but till then plz watch over all of us.Love char your cousin and Sister...

William Gladden

Jan-1 10:43pm

Stacey you were a very strong woman. Always help those who needed help and you were and still are the best friend a person could ever have. You were a loving mother who stood by her daughters. You will be forever loved and missed R.I.P.may you fly higher then any angel ever did before.


December 29, 2016
Janet M. Hartman, 83, of Gilbertsville

Janet M. (Rothenberger) Hartman, 83, of Gilbertsville, wife of the late Carl S. Hartman, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at her home.

Born in New Berlinville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Mecherly) Rothenberger.

Janet and the love of her life Carl were born in 1933. They graduated together from Boyertown high school in 1951, married in 1953 and enjoyed life together for 60 years. They were devoted parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.

Janet was a kind and gentle spirited lady who devoted herself to helping both her family and friends. Her loving touch and special way of making people feel better will be missed but surely remembered. Our family will miss her greatly and we have been blessed to have her in our lives.

Surviving is her son Matthew Hartman, husband of Debra; daughter Amanda Moser; sisters Helen, Lola, and Norma; grandchildren Shannon, Derek, Cory, Seth and Colby; and 10 great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her brother John “Marvin” Rothenberger and sister Betty.

Services and interment are private.

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December 29, 2016
Cecilia M. Jackson, 91, of Warminster

Cecilia M. Jackson, 91, of Warminster, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Elizabeth (Turner) Jackson.

Cecilia was a graduate of The Philadelphia High School for Girls in 1947 and received a Business Degree from Strayer University in Philadelphia. She was employed at Rohm and Haas Chemical Company as an Executive Secretary for 32 years until her retirement in 1987. Cecilia was a member of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Abington. She was an avid reader and enjoyed music and traveling. She loved gardening, animals and was exceedingly generous and charitable to everyone.

Cecilia was preceded in death by her parents and 7 siblings. She is survived by her devoted friend and a host of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, 11:00AM at Hatboro Cemetery, 36 Fulmor Ave, Hatboro, PA 19040.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cecelia’s name to Buck’s County SPCA, 1665 Street Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

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December 26, 2016
Cesidia “Cissy” Cauler, 68, of Pottstown

Cesidia “Cissy” (Olock) Cauler, 68, of Pottstown, wife of Robert D. Cauler, passed away Wednesday December 21, 2016 at the Reading Hospital.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Ida (Yannessa) Olock.

Cissy had a career in Banking. After retiring she was a senior helper and until her dealth she was employed by Owen J. Roberts School District as a Receptionist. She was always very active in community service and was considered a people person. Most of all, she loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her nieces and nephews.

Surviving along with her husband are her two brothers Andrew V. Olock husband of Sandra, and Ralph M. Olock husband of Robin; four nephews Ryan, Kristian, and Derek Olock, and Zachary Yergey; two nieces Alyssa (Yergey) Sullivan, and Ashley (Olock) Gonzalez; four great nieces Cecilia, Anya, and Vivia Olock, and Adriana Gonzalez.

Along with her parents, Cissy was predeceased by her sister Theresa Olock Yergey.

A memorial service will be held Thursday January 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Cesidia’s memory to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at https://give.chop.edu/page/content/give


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Natalie Rogers Corliss

Dec-29 10:22am

So sad to read the news about Cissy. I worked with her at Red Hill Savings & Loan from 1985-1987. Whenever we ran into each other (mostly at pocketbook bingos), we always shared a hug and chatted. Sorry to the whole family as the loss of this vibrant lady will be missed by many! Natalie

Pam K

Dec-29 10:22am

Please accept my condolences. Cissy was always so friendly when I'd see her at the YMCA. The family will be remembered in my prayers as you mourn the loss of a good woman.


December 24, 2016
Wallace “Wally” C. Musser, 87

Wallace “Wally” C. Musser, 87, formerly of Bally, husband of Elaine (Heffley) Musser, passed away Thursday December 22, 2016 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest.

Born in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late Egbert G. and Virginia F. (Carney) Musser.

Wally served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and trained scout dogs in Germany. He worked for 35 years for the Boyertown Area School District as a Biology Teacher. Wally was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Church in Sassamansville, and the Bally Rod & Gun Club, where he taught hunter safety courses for 45 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, finding a particular affinity for whitetail deer. He also worked as a writer for the Pottstown Mercury and the Boyertown Times under the pseudonyms Uncle Stumpy and Outdoor Snooper.

Surviving along with his wife is one son Clint W. Musser of Reading; two daughters Diane Reidenauer wife of Matthew of Boyertown, and Sharon MacMinn wife of Thomas of Boyertown; five grandchildren Katie Reidenauer, Kevin MacMinn, Jake Reidenauer, Trevor MacMinn, and Alexa Reidenauer; and one brother E. Glenn Musser.

A memorial service will be held Thursday January 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 527 Hoffmansville Rd., Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church. Interment will be private.

 

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December 24, 2016
Florine D. Heilemann, 96, of Frederick

Florine (Dittman) Heilemann, 96, of Frederick, formerly of Kutztown, wife of the late Robert L. Heilemann, passed away Friday December 23, 2016 at Frederick Living.

Born in Perkiomenville, she was the daughter of the late Gottlieb and Eva (Karou) Dittman.

Florine volunteered for many years at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kutztown. She was a woman of great strength and faith, and enjoyed spending time reading her Bible. Florine was a great baker and had an incredible knack for recordkeeping and business management of her family’s farm.

Surviving is one brother Walter Dittman of Boyertown; one sister Helena Mueller of North Tonawanda, New York; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband and parents, Florine was predeceased by her brother William Dittman, and three sisters Emma Dittman, Amelia Heintz, and Lillian Van Dermarr.

A funeral service will be held Thursday December 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, with Chaplain Brad F. Mellon officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Red Hill. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Florine’s memory to Shepherd of the Hills Church, 527 Hoffmansville Rd., Bechtelsville, PA 19505.


 

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