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September 1, 2014
Harold R. Moyer, 90, of Pottstown

Harold R. “Car 1” Moyer, 90, of Pottstown, husband of Mary E. (Clayberger) Moyer, passed away on Sunday, Aug 31 at Manor Care, Pottstown.

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

Harold was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sassamansville and a member of Stichter Lodge F & AM #254 in Pottstown.  He was Chief of North End Fire Co. from 1958 to 1977. In 1977 he retired from Firestone Tire Company and was appointed Boro Chief of Pottstown Fire Co till 1992.
Surviving is son Dennis H. Moyer of Boyertown; grandchildren Aaron S. Moyer and Jennifer Rollman, wife of Matt; and great grandchildren Elizabeth Moyer and Riley Rollman. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by daughter in law Brenda J. Moyer and Brother Robert Moyer.

Funeral services and interment are private at the wishes of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harold’s name to National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

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September 1, 2014
Betty M. Bardman, 90, of Pottstown

Betty M. Bardman, 90, of Pottstown, wife of the late Ira F. Bardman, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30 at her home.

Born in Red Hill, she was the daughter of the late Robert G. and Eva (Gebert) Faut.

Betty was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Pottstown where she was active in Sunday School, Brownies, the Choir, bell choir, ELCA, sacristan and liturgical dance.

She worked as a crossing guard at Farmington Ave. and 8th street during the 1950's and 60's. Betty was an avid bowler, bowling for more then 60 years in the Reading and Pottstown area and winning many awards and holding many offices. Betty was also a member of the Reading Bowling Hall of Fame. She bowled a perfect 300 at age 56 and many 700 series. Betty is noted in the Nat’l Bowling Record Book as a mother having a son & daughter also rolling 300 games. She worked as a bowling instructor at Jay Lanes for 17 years, teaching dozens if not 100’s of children and adults in Pottstown how to bowl.  Almost everyone in the bowling community knew Betty. She volunteered for the local AARP chapter, and HEARTH. She was a Meals On Wheels driver for over 20 years and was a Pottstown Cluster Volunteer. Betty also played tennis weekly up into her 80's. She also enjoyed needlework, playing cards, and taking care of her granddaughters.

Surviving is daughter JoAnn Bardman of Pottstown; son Dennis R. Bardman of Glen Burnie, MD; sisters Jean Faut of Rock Hill, SC and Mary Lou Wentling, wife of Otto, of The Villages, FL; and grandchildren Laura, wife of Bryan Hirschmann, of Aberdeen, MD and Meghan of Charlotte, NC.; and many nieces and nephews. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her brothers Roger and Linford Faut.

A funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 11:00 AM at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 with Rev. Paul Beck officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty's name to Grace Lutheran Church at the above address or Meals on Wheels of Pottstown1976 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464

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August 29, 2014
Diane H. Moser, 66, of Pottstown

Diane H. (Morall) Moser, 66, of Pottstown, Lower Pottsgrove Twp., wife of William C. Moser Jr., Passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28 at her home.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Amanda M. (McMenamin) Morall.

Diane was an active member at Hope Community Church in Gilbertsville where she was a member of their Women’s Ministry. She also helped with VBS, in the nursery, and making meals. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Surviving with her husband of 47 years is daughter Kimberly Ernst; sons William R. Moser, husband of Danielle, and Bradley Moser, husband of Molly, all of Pottstown; sister Patricia Herzog of Limerick; and grandchildren Nicholas Ernst and Jacob and Noah Moser.

A memorial service will be Saturday, Sept. 6, 10:00AM at Hope Community Church, 2731 North Charlotte Street, Gilbertsville, PA 19525 with Rev. Ryan Kiefer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Diane’s name to Hope Community Church Benevolent Fund at the above address.

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August 22, 2014
Margo Lynn Williams, 59

Margo Lynn “Ro-Ro” Williams, 59, of Walkersville, MD, formerly of Pottstown, passed away Wednesday August 20, 2014 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was the daughter of the late Willis and Joan (Reichert) Williams.

Margo was an extremely hard worker who started out with nothing and turned it into a successful career in publishing within the engineering field. She was an extremely devout mother, grandmother, and sister who will be sadly missed.

Surviving is one son Matthew J. Rexrode husband of Julie; two grandchildren Danielle and Ryan Rexrode; two sisters Jody Bauer wife of John, and Donna Nailon; one brother Steven Williams; and seven nieces.

A memorial service will be celebrated Tuesday August 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Obelisk, 3206 Big Rd.,Zieglerville, PA 19492, with Pastor Paul E. Chapman officiating. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM at the church.

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Brooks Troup

Aug-22 11:07pm

Margo was a pleasure to work with and will really be missed. I knew Margo for over 30 years and one time I changed a projects cost code structure that made her time recording easier. When I told her she blurted out "I want to have your baby" I said Let's just start with lunch. For years every time I saw her I just said" Lunch" and she would crack up laughing. My deepest sympathies for your loss. Never forget the fond memories.

Marta Johnston

Aug-25 10:14am

I am deeply saddened by the death of Margo... I've known her for almost 14 years at Bechtel and never knew what to expect in conversations with her. I will miss her! My sincere condolences to Matt, his family, and all of Margo's family! May she rest in peace!

Tina

Aug-25 11:42am

I worked with Margo in Frederick. She was an awesome person who always made me laugh with her great sense of humor. My prayers to her family and friends that they find comfort.

Diane Cole

Aug-25 11:46am

Margo will be sadly missed by all of the people she worked with over the years but she will always be remembered as a dedicated worker and a friend.

Teresa Baines

Aug-26 11:34am

I knew Margo for many years at Bechtel and was shocked and saddened to hear of her untimely passing. She was such a force, spontaneous and full of energy, just an awesome person. Already the office seems too quiet and a much different place without her. While I never knew anyone who worked harder at her profession or was more dedicated, Margo was far from "all business." We became accustomed to hearing her laugh ring out across the office, followed by the laughter of those she cracked up with her trademark humor. Margo will be greatly missed by her many friends and colleagues at Bechtel and remembered fondly, with lots of smiles. My deepest condolences to Margo’s son, grandchildren, and entire family. May you one day find healing and peace.

Charlene Craver

Aug-26 12:06pm

Margo and I were friends for a long time. We worked more than one job together - North Carolina being one of the best. Even tho we didn't see each other as much as we'd have liked - our friendship stayed strong. She will always be remembered in my heart as one of the most loving people. My love and prayers to her family.

Ruthanne Evans

Aug-27 10:17am

I knew Margo for many years at Bechtel. She was one of those people who leave an indelible impression and I admired her greatly for her sense of humor, dedication, and honesty. She will truly be missed and remembered fondly by everyone who knew her. Her family and friends have my deepest condolences.


August 15, 2014
Lacey R. “La La” Duran, 26, of Royersford

Lacey R. “La La” Duran, 26, of Royersford, formerly of Devon, passed away on August 13, 2014 at her residence.

Born in Pueblo, CO, she was the daughter of Timothy E. Duran and Kimberly and Richard (Santos) DeSimone.

Lacey was a member of Nicherin Buddhist of the SGI. She enjoyed music and going to concerts. She was also a very talented artist. Lacey also loved her animals.

Surviving with her parents are sisters Aubrey Himmel, wife of Hugh, and Kinsey Duran; maternal grandmother Angelina R. Santos; paternal grandparents Edward Duran and Mary Gallegos and step grandmother Dorothy Duran; godparents Lorretta and Joseph Garcia; nephew Brayden Himmel; and step-brothers Anthony and Domenic DeSimone. She is predeceased by her maternal grandfather Eutimio R. Santos, and great aunts Anita, Betty and Rita Santos.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday August 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, 256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473, with Fr. Paul Brandt officiating.

Donations may be made in Lacey’s name to Montgomery County SPCA, 19 E. Ridge Pike, PO Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428-0222.

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john and DIane Torres and family

Aug-15 8:50pm

God bless your family during this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take comfort knowing that Lacey is in heaven with God. She has eternal peace and happiness. One day she will be reunited with her family.

Trish

Aug-19 2:18pm

Rest in Peace Lacey...


August 12, 2014
Gregory F. Yagodzinski, 62, of Upper Pottsgrove Twp.

Gregory F. Yagodzinski, 62, of Pottstown, Upper Pottsgrove Twp., husband of Linda D. (Merkel) Yagodzinski, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 10.

Born in Shamokin, he was the son of Phyllis M. (Yagodzinski) Yackaboskie of Pottstown and the late Francis Yagodzinski.

Gregory enjoyed playing bass guitar and golfing. He loved spending time with his grandchildren who affectionately called him “poppy”

Surviving with his wife is son John M. Lanko Jr. of Pottstown; daughter Beth A. Mullen, wife of Chris, of Pottstown and grandchildren Lauren A. and Zachary T. Mullen.

A funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 16, 2:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:30PM to 2:15PM at the funeral home. Burial is private.

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August 11, 2014
Robert H. McKinney, Jr., Age 89, of Pottstown

Robert H.  McKinney, Jr. passed away on August 11, 2014, just a few days shy of his 90th birthday.  He was a legend in Pottstown.  Few people have done as much for this town as he has done. 

Bob was born in his parent’s modest home in Barrington, NJ in 1924. He graduated from Haddon Heights High School in 1941, and after attending Drexel University night school for a short time, Bob decided to serve his country by enlisting in the Marine Corps, serving honorably during WWII in the Pacific Theatre.  Upon his return in 1946, he worked while returning to Drexel University to earn his B. S.  It was during his time at Drexel that he connected with his life-long partner and wife, Doris, who survives him, also from Haddon Heights. They were married in 1947, while Doris worked at RCA in Camden, and Bob completed his undergraduate studies.  Bob later attended the Fels Institute at University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, for his Masters of Government Administration.  After serving as Borough Manager/Engineer in Downingtown, PA, Bob came to Pottstown in 1956 as Borough Manager.  His attraction to local government was driven by his intense interest in engineering-involved municipal work.

Bob knew since High School that he wanted to be an engineer.  During his tenure in Pottstown as Borough Manager, he was involved in numerous municipal and community endeavors, including the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center; Tri-County Chamber of Commerce; The Hill School; Boy Scouts of America; Republican National Committee; Brookside Country Club, Trees Incorporated; The First Presbyterian Church and Montgomery County Industrial and Economic Development Committees, to name a few. He personally arranged for many political note worthies to visit Pottstown, including Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford.  He was a member of the Pottstown Elks, American Legion, the Pennsylvania Society and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was Commandant of the Manatawny Detachment of the United States Marine Corps,

He left public service after 10 years as Pottstown’s Borough Manager, to join Spring City Knitting Company as Executive Vice President from 1966-1971.  During this time, Bob was also Executive Director of the Pottstown Firebirds, the semi-pro football farm team to the Philadelphia Eagles.   In 1971 he formed his own Engineering Firm, McKinney Associates, focusing on design, construction and Inspection of commercial buildings, bridges, land development and sub Divisions. Bob also served during this time as President and Owner of McKinney-Xerox Copy Center, and President of Wastex Industries. McKinney’s growing business interests led him to purchase the New York Plaza Building, formerly the New York Store, to house his expanding businesses.

Bob was an avid golfer, serving as President and Board Member of Brookside Country Club during his 58 years in Pottstown. He has to his credit two Holes in One and one rare Double Eagle on a par 5 hole at Brookside.  He represented Brookside for many years playing in the Bermuda Goodwill International Tournament. 

Bob is survived by his wife of 68 years, Doris J. Titzck of Haddon Heights, N.J.; his two daughters, Deborah McKinney Mott, of Palos Verdes Estates, CA, and Linda McKinney Felldin of Wyckoff, NJ; and three grandchildren, Lindsay A. Felldin, of Manhattan Beach, CA;  Erin L. Felldin of Wyckoff N.J., and Adam R. Mott of Palos Verdes Estates, CA.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 15 at 3pm at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St, Pottstown.  Interment is private.  A visitation will be held from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation in Bob’s name be made to:   Eastern Christian Children’s’ Retreat, 700 Mountain Avenue, Wyckoff, N.J. (www.eccretreat.org)or Alzheimer’s Association c/o Delaware Valley Chapter, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.  (www.alz.org)

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Steve Liz DeFrain

Aug-12 1:23pm

Mr McKinney will be greatly missed. We enjoyed his visits at the Cafe. <br /> So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family at this most difficult time. <br /> Pastors Steve and Liz DeFrain<br /> Morning Star Fellowship Church

john byrd

Aug-12 1:50pm

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 />

Robert Claude Poole

Aug-14 5:58pm

“Doris, we are thinking of you during these sad times and ask you to extend our condolences to Linda, Debbie and their families.”<br />


August 11, 2014
Mildred D. (Reifsnyder) Moyer, 90, of Frederick

Mildred D. (Reifsnyder) Moyer, 90, of Frederick, formerly of Gilbertsville, wife of the late LeRoy B. Moyer, passed away Friday Aug. 8, 2014 at Frederick Living.

Born in Yellow House, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie Jane (Dierolf) Reifsnyder.

Mildred was a member of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Boyertown. She loved to spend time visiting with family and friends and music. Mildred was a dog lover and enjoyed playing Parcheesi.

Surviving is one son Kerry L. Moyer and wife Lugene of Hatfield; one daughter Sylvia J. Moyer of Schwenksville; and two grandchildren Griffin K. Moyer of Hatfield, and Lindsay K. Moyer of Superior, CO.

Including her husband and parents, Mildred was predeceased by her brother Warren D. Reifsnyder and her sister Marie D. Hoch.

A funeral service will be celebrated Friday August 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be held Friday from 9:30-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mildred’s memory to Good Shepherd U.C.C., 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, Pa., 19512.

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August 11, 2014
Daniel “Dziadzi” Drobins, 61, of Gilbertsville

Daniel “Dziadzi” Drobins, 61, of Gilbertsville, husband of Teresa M. (Gehringer) Drobins, passed away suddenly on Thursday August 7, 2014.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Josephine (Paluch) Drobins.

Dan was a wonderful family man, providing for his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was an Eagle Scout and later a Cub Pack leader for Troop 36. He also coached little league baseball in Boyertown, and enjoyed golfing with his sons.

Surviving along with his wife are two sons Daniel Drobins, Jr. husband of Stephanie, and Jeff Drobins; one daughter Jennifer Seville wife of Robert; five grandchildren Kalina, Eryn, Keyra, Mya, and Sophie; and one sister Christine Miller.

Including his parents, Dan was predeceased by his brother Joseph Drobins.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday August 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 610 Pine St, Bally, PA 19503, with Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Coyle officiating. Burial will follow at Most Blessed Sacrament Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00-11:15 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Daniel’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Rd., Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

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Bob and Rosie Seville

Aug-13 9:09am

My wife and I could not have wished for a better father-in-law for our son, Robert. You were a great man, husband, father, grandfather and friend. You will be greatly missed. RIP. Bob and Rosie Seville


August 5, 2014
Charles A. Dasch, 91, of Pottstown

Charles A. Dasch, retired District Justice, husband of the late Evelyn “Deb” (Gaughan) Dasch, died on July 31, 2014.

Born in Baltimore, MD on July 26, 1923, he was the only child of Charles P. Dasch and Anna Rumpf Dasch.

He attended public and Catholic schools in Baltimore. Upon moving to Pottstown, he was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., and the Occidental Petroleum Co., as well as serving in various Local 336 Union elected positions.

Prior to being elected and serving 39 years in the judicial system as a Justice of the Peace and District Justice, he was a candidate for State Representative in the 146th legislative district in the 1960’s.He was chairman of the Democratic Committee of the 146th legislative district and also Vice Chairman of the Pottstown Area Democratic Committee.

In 1961, he was appointed the Revenue Agent at Norristown State Hospital by the late Gov. David Lawrence, and later was an auditor in the Auditor General’s office under Auditor General Robert Casey.

He was a WWII veteran and member of the American Legion Post #47 in Pottstown. Charles was a member of Ranshaw United Methodist Church in Ranshaw, PA and the Weslyn Christian Church in Pottstown.

Charles is survived by two daughters Deborah A. Pennebacker wife of David of Benton, and Charlene S. Smith wife of Mark of Pottstown; one grandson John C. Balogh husband of Kristin of Encinitas, CA; two great grandchildren Riley Evelyn and McKinley Chene Balogh of Encinitas, CA; brother-in-law Paul J. Gaughan husband of Dorothy of Ranshaw; and many nieces and nephews.

He will always be remembered as a beloved husband, father, and friend to all. He was a true gentleman who believed in the goodness of every man. He loved animals, especially dogs, his family, his best friend, Richard M. Lovenwirth, who he called his brother, his community, and his country.

A funeral service will be held Friday August 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Visitation will be held Friday from 6:00-7:15 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

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Victor Jacketti

Aug-6 4:38am

To the Family,<br /> With sincere condolences. Charles was a very good friend.<br /> Victor Jacketti

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Aug-7 6:13pm

Dear Debbie & Charlene,<br /> <br /> I just want to extend my sincere sympathy to you at this time. As you are aware Judge Dasch was one of my favorite people. He was a man amongst men. I have yet, in my lifetime to find an individual as genuinely good as he was. Your loss is the community's loss. He was loved and respected by all. God bless you & your families. I will continue to keep you in my prayer.<br /> <br /> Love & prayers,<br /> Vicki Clifford<br />

Bill and Diane Campbell Daiello

Aug-9 3:16pm

Dear Debbie, Charlene and John,<br /> <br /> Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father/grandfather “Charlie”. His warmth and kindness would melt the hardest of hearts and despite all of his considerable achievements; he was the humblest of men. Once you knew him, you loved and respected him.<br /> <br /> Our family considers it an honor to have known him in a personal way, and like so many others, we will truly miss him.<br /> <br /> You all are in our thoughts and prayers,<br /> The Daiello Family<br />


July 29, 2014
Samuel J. Edwards Jr., 90, of Perkiomenville

Samuel J. Edwards Jr., 90, of Perkiomenville, husband of the late Doris (Foster) Edwards, passed away on Saturday, July 26 at Seasons Hospice, Phoenixville.  Services and interment are private at the wishes of the family.

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July 28, 2014
James E. “Jim” Thorpe, 78, of Boyertown

Born in Syracuse, NY and raised in Marcellus, NY, he was the son of the late Harry and Ruth (Torrey) Thorpe.

Jim was a 1954 Graduate of Marcellus HS and went on to LeMoyne College where he received his BS in Labor and Industrial Relations.  He worked in retail and management for Firestone Tire Co. for 26 years and later worked for Kenn Spinrad Inc. in Reading as a Job Placement Specialist, retiring in 2001. He was a member of St. Columbkill RC Church in Boyertown, where he served as an usher. Jim loved sports and enjoyed going to Phillies spring training in Clearwater FL with Carol.

Surviving with his wife of 54 years are sons, Tim Thorpe, husband of Maryellen, and Scott Thorpe, daughter Cathy Kandler, wife of Jeff.  Jim is also survived by brothers Richard, husband of Kathy, Joseph, husband of Maryanne, Michael, husband of Helen and Dennis Thorpe; sisters Sue LaPierre, wife of Herman and Nancy Thorpe; and grandchildren Meagan, Matthew and Zach Thorpe, Grace and Sam Thorpe, and Elizabeth Kandler. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers Robert and Jeffrey.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 11:00AM, at St. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in James’s name to the Pottstown Memorial Regional Cancer Center, 1600 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 or the Boyertown Area Multi-Service 200 W Spring St, Boyertown, PA 19512.

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mary ann godlewski

Jul-28 10:04pm

dear cathy,<br /> may your dad dwell in eternal<br /> peace & love of our lord forever... mary ann g.

Le Moyne College

Jul-29 9:56am

Please accept the most heartfelt sympathies of Le Moyne College. We hope the love and memories that you will forever hold in your heart bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. <br /> Le Moyne College, Office of Alumni and Parent Programs<br /> Syracuse, NY<br />

john byrd

Jul-29 10:25am

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 />


July 25, 2014
Jeffrey T. Kulp, 64, of Birdsboro


Jeffrey T. Kulp, 64, of Birdsboro, husband of Carol Anne (Care) Kulp of 43 years, passed away Thursday July 24, 2014 at his residence.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late John H. and Dorothy A. (Hall) Kulp.

Jeffrey graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School in 1968 and later from Lincoln Technical Institute. He was employed as a supervisor at Stone & Webster Construction at Limerick Generating Station for 33 years. Jeffrey was a member of Laborer’s Local #135, Rajah Shrine, Reading Consistory 32nd degree, Stichter Lodge #254, and the YR Club Wyomissing, PA. He enjoyed woodworking and traveling the world with his wife Carol.

Surviving along with his wife are 3 brothers John R. Kulp of Pottstown, Timothy D. Kulp husband of Carol L. (Bishop) of Pottstown, and Gregory A. Kulp husband of Peggy (Spayd) of Douglassville; Brother-In-Law Denny Care husband of Diana of Boyertown; 7 nephews; and 4 nieces.

A funeral service will be celebrated Tuesday July 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM immediately following a Masonic Service, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown with Rev. John Smolik officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9:30-11:15 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jeffrey’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Rd., Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

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Steve Rammer

Jul-29 7:27am

It was a pleasure to know and work with Jeff. He will be missed by all who knew him. My condolonces to his family. You are in my thoughts.

Pat Ted Baer

Jul-29 7:34am

Carol,<br /> <br /> We shared a table on occasion at Henry's. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your husband. We have missed seeing you at Henry's.<br /> Sincerely, Pat & Ted Baer


July 25, 2014
Edward G. Adams, 63, of Gilbertsville

Edward G. Adams, 63, of Gilbertsville, passed away Monday July 21, 2014 at his residence.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of Leo E. Adams and the late Anna (Stetler) Adams.

Edward served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was an amateur racecar driver, and an auto enthusiast.

Surviving is one son, David Stacy Adams, husband of Akiko of Tokyo; and two grandsons, Gen and Rick.

A funeral service will be celebrated Tuesday July 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville with Pastor Steve DeFrain officiating. Interment will follow at Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9:30-10:15 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Edward’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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Jacque Hunsberger Wynn

Aug-3 11:25am

Iwas so sorry to hear of Eddie's passing my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time


July 24, 2014
Ruth Anna (Ashton) Hacker, 87

Ruth Anna (Ashton) Hacker, 87, passed away at Kutztown Manor on July 22, 2014. 

Born in Eddington, Bucks County on April 9, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Edith (Hunter) Ashton. 

She was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and the widow of Boyd Wendell Hacker, who died in 1964. She worked at the Montgomery County Geriatric and Rehabilitation Center in Occupational Therapy prior to retiring. Ruth devoted her life to being the best mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, and will be fondly remembered for her humor, courage and unconditional love.

She is survived by daughters Donna, wife of the late Robert W. Esdale, Jr. and companion of James Kieser of Bechtelsville; Lori, wife of Anthony Geronikos of Slatington; grandchildren: Robert W. Esdale III and Charlene Esdale of New Hampshire; Veronica, wife of Eric Lombardi of Morgantown; Amanda Geronikos of Doylestown; Elizabeth Geronikos of Vestal, NY and James Geronikos of Slatington. She is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren: Brooke and Thomas Esdale and Erica and Louis Lombardi.

Ruth was a member of Shepherd of the Hills church in Bechtelsville, where a service will be held in her honor on Monday, July 28 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at George Washington Memorial Park in Plymouth Meeting. Visitation will be held Monday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Boyertown Multi-Service, 200 W. Spring St., Boyertown, PA 19512. 

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Addy Bell

Jul-25 1:13pm

Sending you and your family thoughts of peace, love and courage during this time of need.<br /> <br />




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