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July 21, 2014
Deacon Edward “Juke” Brown Jr., 88, of Pottstown

Deacon Edward “Juke” Brown Jr., 88, of Pottstown, husband of the late Dorothy Ann (Hale) Brown, passed away on Sunday, July 13 at his home.

Born in Douglassville, he was the son of the late Edward P. and Minnie P. (Williams) Brown Sr.

Surviving are children Richard A. Brown, husband of Sherri, Stephen Brown, Robert Brown, Philip D. Brown, husband of Rebecca, Pamela L. Brown, wife of Tracy Gibbs, Sharon D. Stills and Janice M. Burgess; siblings Carl Brown, husband of Jean, Yvonne Jones, wife of Howard, Margaret Jean Brown and Joseph Brown, husband of Eileen; and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Ed was a WWII Navy veteran where he served aboard the USS YMS 138 in the Pacific Theater. Juke was a dedicated worker for the Lord. He served as church clerk, was on the board of trustees and on the building committee. Edward was also a member of the church choirs and the pulpit committee. He was an avid Pottstown Trojan sports fan and was a 2007 Tri-County Sports Hall of Fame winner.

A funeral service will be Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 11:00AM at 2nd Baptist Church, 507 N Adams St, Pottstown, PA 19464, with Rev. Roland H. Anderson II officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 23 from 9:00AM to 10:30AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edward’s name to 2nd Baptist Church Education Fund at the above address.

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July 14, 2014
Lee H. Crosby, 68, of Pottstown

Lee H. Crosby, 68, of Pottstown, husband of Carol L. (Smith) Crosby, passed away Saturday July 12, 2014 at Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville.

Born in Gilbertsville, he was the son of the late Horace T. Crosby and Helen (Strutynski) Troop.

Surviving along with his wife Carol is one daughter Tracey Mentzer wife of Ted; and one granddaughter Jennifer Mentzer.

Along with his parents, Lee was predeceased by his brother Horace W. Crosby.

A funeral service will be celebrated Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9:00-10:15 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lee’s memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center, Office of Institutional Advancement, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111.

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July 14, 2014
Anthony C. Hillegass, 80

Anthony C. Hillegass, 80, husband of Margaret Ann (Buckwalter) Hillegass, passed away Friday July 11, 2014 at the Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Vernon and Beatrice (DeLong) Hillegass.

Surviving along with his wife Margaret is one son Craig A. Hillegass; one daughter Karen Ludwig; and four grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. James U.C.C., 321 S. Limerick Rd., Limerick, PA 19468.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Anthony’s memory to St. James U.C.C. at the address listed above.

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July 10, 2014
Norman Peter Funk, 74, of Perkiomenville

Norman Peter Funk, 74, of Perkiomenville, husband of Margaret Ann (Reinert) Funk, passed away Sunday July 6, 2014 at his residence.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Harrison and Edna (Lawn) Funk.

Norman was a graduate of Haverford High School and Drexel University. He served in the Army Corp. Of Engineers and was a member of the American Legion, Charles B. Yeager Post 471. As a member of the “Happy Boomadears”, he enjoyed entertaining various groups. Norman was also an active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown.

Surviving along with his wife Margaret are 2 sons Douglas Nester husband of Lisa of Houston, and Andrew Nester husband of Mary of Pittsburgh; 1 daughter Linda Rohrbach wife of the late David E., Jr. of Boyertown; 5 grandsons; and 1 great granddaughter.

A funeral service will be celebrated Friday July 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, with Sister Millicent J. Drake officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be held Friday from 9:30-10:15 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Norman’s memory to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512 or to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Rd., Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

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July 7, 2014
W. Stephen Sharp, 85, formerly of Sanatoga

W. Stephen Sharp, 85, husband of the late Patricia A. (Delp) Sharp, passed away on July 3, 2014 at Pennsburg Manor.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Willard B. and Laura (Bartman) Sharp.

Stephen was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS in Pottstown where he was a Stake Patriarch. He worked at Berman Truck Mart as a sales manager for 36 years, then Williams Pontiac Co for 5 years then most recently at H & S Chevrolet Inc for 2 years. He was also a US Army veteran and a member of the Pennsburg Optimist Club.

Surviving are sons Richard G. Sharp, husband of Eileen, of Coatesville and Christopher G. Sharp, husband of Kristi, of Downingtown; 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be Wednesday, July 9, 11:00AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 93 Maugers Mill Road, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the church.

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July 7, 2014
David H. Johnson, 72, of Perkiomenville

David H. Johnson, 72, of Perkiomenville, passed away on Thursday, July 3 at Sanatoga Center.

Born in Lansdowne, he was the son of the late Herbert G. and Jeannette (Powell) Johnson.

David was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Royersford. He worked for Stanley Tool Co. for 28 years, retiring in 1997. He was a US Army Veteran, was a volunteer at Frederick Mennonite Home and enjoyed and collected model trains.

Surviving is his sister Linda Kacser of Rockville, MD; his close friend and caretaker Hiram Adams of Perkiomenville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his brother Stephen G. Johnson.

A graveside service will be Wednesday, July 9th, 11:00AM at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s name to Montgomery CO SPCA, 1055 Sweifford Rd, Perkiomenville, PA 18074

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July 3, 2014
Alison Ann Gemmill, 62, of Royersford

In loving memory of Alison Ann Gemmill, taken from us too soon.

She was the beloved daughter of Walter and Jean Gemmill of Colorado Springs, and sister of Bill Gemmill of Los Angeles.

Any remembrances of her should be made to the charity of your choice.

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July 3, 2014
Robert W. “Tasty” Moyer, 88, of Pottstown

Robert W. “Tasty” Moyer, 88, of Pottstown, formerly of Spring City, husband of Martha Mary (Whitacre) Moyer, passed away on Tuesday, July 1 at Sanatoga Center.

Born in Englesville, he was the son of the late William F. and Ruba V. (Hallman) Moyer.

Robert was a 1944 graduate of Boyertown HS where he played football. He served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1946. After the military he worked on several dairy trucks, then opened up “Moyers Grocery Store” in Spring City from 1949 to 1955. He then went on to work for TASTYKAKE Baking Co. for 25 years.

Surviving along with his wife of 64 years is daughter Nancy Anspach, wife of Timothy, of Royersford; son Bob Moyer, husband of Heidi, of Boyertown; grandchildren Steven, husband of Mandy; Jason and Joshua; Adam, husband of Whitney; Alison and Austin, husband of Brittany; and great grandchildren Connor and Caden; and brother Harold R. Moyer, husband of Mary. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his daughter Susan R. Moyer.

Services and interment are private at the wishes of Robert.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s name to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, Lockbox #1352, P.O. Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352

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July 2, 2014
Marian M. (Hepp) Hartzell, 94, formerly of Pottstown

Marian M. (Hepp) Hartzell, 94, of Camp Hill, formerly of Pottstown, wife of the late Ralph J. Hartzell Sr., passed away on Monday, June 30 at her home.

Born in Phoenixville, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Elsie (Houston) Hepp.

Marian worked as a nurse’s aide at Pennhurst Hospital for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Pottstown and Boyertown Senior Centers and a member of ST. Paul’s UCC Church in Pottstown. She loved to bake and sit out by the pool, spending time with her family.

Surviving is son Ron Hartzell, partner of Jake; daughter-in-law Ann Hartzell; grandchildren Becky Hampton, wife of Greg, James Weiss, husband of Barbara, Bob Hartzell, husband of Kerri, Elizabeth McClain, wife of Russ and Lisa Weiss-Rosaya, wife of Teddy; 11 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by children Ralph Jr., Rosemarie Weiss and Kenny Hartzell; son in law Donnie Weiss, 1 grandson and 2 sisters.

Service and interment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marian’s name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

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July 2, 2014
Margaret (Varadi) Bertoti, 95, of Pottstown

Margaret (Varadi) Bertoti, 95, of Pottstown, passed away on Monday, June 30 at Pottstown Memorial Hospital.

Born in Phoenixville, she was the daughter of the late Emery and Rosalie Victoria (Gombas) Varadi.

Margaret was a member of the former Manatawny Association in Pottstown, and the Pottstown Orioles. She enjoyed bowling up into her 80s and dancing.

Surviving is son John Z. Bertoti, husband of Marguerite, of Pottstown; daughters Margaret I. Bertoti of Connellsville and Mary R. Welsh, wife of Ron, of Boyertown; grandchildren Jason, Christine, Terry, and Kelly; and 6 great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

A memorial service will be Monday, July 7, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

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July 1, 2014
Jerry E. Davis, 62, of Barto

Jerry E. Davis, 62, of Barto, PA, formerly of Glen Burnie, MD, passed away on Saturday, June 28 at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA.

Born in Baltimore, MD he was the son of the late Charles E. and Eunice M. (McCormick) Davis.

Jerry was a member of Bally Ambulance Assoc. and a former member of the Elk Lodge #2266 in Severn, MD. He also enjoyed computers, fishing and Sci-Fi movies. Jerry worked for B.G. & E for 30 years and later on for Frist Transit as a bus driver for 10 years.

Surviving is his wife Margaret A. Waters-Davis of Valrico, FL, Daughter Amanda Michele Davis of Glen Burnie, MD; companion Tina M. Fronheiser of Barto, PA; brother Charles “Chuck” Davis of Grasonville, MD; his loving cats and dogs that helped him out over the last 7 years; and numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he is predeceased in death by his daughter Barbara Joan Davis and his sister Joan M. Eicholtz.

A Celebration of Life will be celebrated on Saturday, July 5th, 1:00pm at Crucifixion Parish, 100 Scott Ave, Glen Burnie, MD.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry’s name to the National Alliance on Mental Health, PO Box 62596, Baltimore, MD, 21264-2596

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June 30, 2014
Donald R. Greig, 85, of Pottstown

Donald R. Greig, 85, of Pottstown, husband of Patricia A. (Furlong) Greig, passed away Saturday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Detroit, MI, he was the son of the late James A. and Alice C. (Liddy) Greig.

Donald served in the United States Army. After his service, he was employed at Stanley G. Flagg in Stowe, where he worked for over forty years. Donald was a member of the Pottstown Elks, St. Thomas More Parish, Brookside Country Club where he was a past member of the board of directors, Creative Health also a past member of the board of directors, Active Duplicate Bridge where he held the title of Gold Master, and the Twin Ponds Senior Golf Foundry League.

Surviving along with his wife Patricia is 1 son David W. Greig husband of Patsy of Pottstown; 2 daughters Carol J. Orr wife of William III of Cornwall, and Susan E. Hill wife of Thomas M. of Gilbertsville; 8 grandchildren William IV husband of Laura, Caitlin, Meghan, Timothy, T.J., Liz, Derek, and Grace; 1 sister Marilyn J. Feiten wife of James of Birmingham, MI.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday July 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, 2101 Pottstown Pike, Pottstown, PA 19465, with Fr. Hugh J. Dougherty officiating. Interment will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick. 

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June 30, 2014
Mary (Fink) Rice, 88, of Pottstown

Mary (Fink) Rice, 88, of Pottstown, wife of the late Leonard Alex Rice, passed away Saturday June 28, 2014 at her residence.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Minnie (Sherman) Fink.

Mary enjoyed taking bus trips down to Atlantic City to go to the Casinos. She also enjoyed spending time in her garden.

Surviving is one son Mark Rice husband of Kathy; one daughter Sue Fronczak; six grandchildren Dillon and Danielle Rice, Eric, Kendra, and Shama Franczak, and Kristin DiMarco; one brother Jonathan Fink husband of Martha; and one nephew Bobby Fink.

Along with her husband and parents, Mary was predeceased by her daughter Sharon DiMarco, and her niece Janet Fink.

A funeral service will be celebrated Thursday July 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, with Rev. Thomas M. Lang officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown. 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 Mary’s memory to the Montgomery County SPCA, 1059 Sweisford Rd., Perkiomenville, PA 18074.

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June 25, 2014
Marion D. (Traynor) Bandura, 73

Marion D. (Traynor) Bandura, 73, loving wife of Lawrence Bandura of Gilbertsville, passed away at home unexpectedly June 23rd. 

She was the daughter of the late William and Marion Traynor. 

She was the proud mother of her three sons and their wives, David and Jennifer of Boiling Springs, Stephen and Linda of Jeffersonville, and Gregory and Jennifer of Boyertown. The oldest of four children, Marion is also survived by brother William Traynor of Stockton, MD, brother Robert Traynor and wife Debra of Red Hill, and sister Carol Granese and husband Michael of Camano Island, WA, as well as brother-in-law Gerald and wife Nancy of Cantonment, FL, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Grammy also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Alexandra Lynn, Matthew Lawrence, and Levi Robert. 

She was preceded in death by grandson Avery James.

Marion graduated from North Penn High School, stayed at home for many years to raise her family, and worked as a secretary for several companies including Lockheed Martin. Marion and Larry celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on June 21st.

She was an avid book reader and collector as well as a quilting enthusiast. She was also known for her delicious blueberry pies.  She loved spending time with her husband and family at her cabin in the mountains.

A Viewing will be held Saturday June 28, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Avery J. Bandura Memorial Scholarship Fund at 4 Meadowood Place Boiling Springs, PA 17007.

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Jay Cee Clark

Jun-30 8:49pm

So sorry to have the sad news of my friend Marion's passing. We never were able to met in person but she was a dear friend of mine, online. I felt I knew her and I cared about her very much.<br /> <br /> Jay Cee ~ ~


June 24, 2014
Francis T. “Franny” Grant Jr., 57, of Limerick

Francis T. Grant of Limerick, son of the deceased Francis and Helen Grant, died suddenly on Saturday, June 21st. He is survived by his wife, Mary Grant, and his daughters Kathleen, Pattie, Kelly, and Diane Grant.

Mr. Grant, known as "Franny" to friends and family, graduated from Sharon Hill High School in 1975 where he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. He joined the United States Air Force in 1977 as an inventory management specialist. He later joined the reserves before being honorably discharged in 1983.

Mr. Grant lived for many years in central Florida with his wife and children where he first became a member of the Knights of Columbus. He continued that membership

after moving to Limerick where he was a long time member of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. He took great pride in serving his local community as a Limerick Township Supervisor from 2000-2003.

Family and friends will always remember Mr. Grant's great love of the ocean and long, summer days spent at the beach. His other passions included playing golf, Southern Rock, classic cars, and working on cars with his best friend, Ken. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A Funeral Mass will be Thursday June 26, 11:00AM Blessed Teresa of Calcutta RC Church, 256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville with burial to follow in Limerick Burial Grounds. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

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Mary DeAlba

Jun-25 5:41pm

Mary and kids, Frank always met me with a big smile and an even bigger hug. I enjoyed working with him when he served the township, and I will always have fond memories of him. May God carry you all through this difficult time. Mary DeAlba




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