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December 29, 2009
Lorraine M. Knarr, 79, of Pottstown

Lorraine M. (Hoover) Knarr, 79, wife of William F. Knarr of 55 years, of Pottstown, passed away on Monday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Eugene M. and Katie L. (Moser) Hoover.

Surviving with her husband is their daughter Bonnie Wieand of Pottstown; grandchildren Stacey L. Lopez, wife of Carlos, of Pottstown and William C. Wieand Sr. of Stowe; and great grandchildren Courtney A. Kemp, wife of Garrett, Alivia R. Lopez, Devyn A. Lopez, William C. Wieand Jr., and Gianna M. Wieand. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her brother Warren “Ben” Hoover, sister Jean “Sis” Baldwin, great grandson Adam C. Sabuacak, and niece Maryann Baer.

Lorraine was a 1948 graduate of Pottstown High School. She worked for 35 years in the personnel department as a clerk at Doehler Jarvis.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Pastor John Smolik officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

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Dec-30 11:38am

Dear Bill and Bonnie,<br /> My sadness is extended to you at this time. I have fond memories of all the things we did together way back when. She will surely be missed. <br /> Peggy Essick Cressman

Marilyn Wlazewski

Dec-30 12:03pm

Bill, Bonnie and family,<br /> I am so sorry for your loss. Because I have a prior commitment I will be unable to attend the funeral on Saturday.


December 29, 2009
Anastasia M. Faust, Beloved wife and mother

Anastasia M. (Grall) Faust, age 79, wife of Donald L. Faust Sr., of Popodickon Dr., Boyertown, passed away Monday at her home, surrounded by her family.

Born in Stony Point N.Y., she was the daughter of the late James and Edith (Coe) Grall.
She was Secretary/Treasurer of Bodon Industries/Universal Concrete, in Stowe for many years before retiring in 1996.

She was a member of St. Columbkill R.C. Church, Boyertown

Surviving with her husband of 55 years, are five daughters; Janice wife of Jay Bauer of Pottstown, Diane Faust wife of Dr. Barry Lembersky, of Pittsburgh, Eileen wife of Christopher Romich, of Collegeville, Joan wife of Jeffrey Sobel, of Wallingford, Pa., and Jeanette Nolan wife of Paul Orth, of Sarasota Fla., along with two sons; Donald L. Faust Jr., of Spring City, and Thomas M. Faust, of Boyertown. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM, Thursday, St. Columbkill R.C. Church, 200 Indian Spring Rd., Boyertown, with the Rev. Martin F. Kern, officiating.  Burial will be Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to: UPMC Cancer Center, UPMC Cancer Center Development Office, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh Pa.  15232.

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PAUL AND BARBARA DEANGELIS

Dec-30 12:31pm

TOM DON AND JANICE OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU FAMILY IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME<br /> <br /> PAUL AND BARBARA

Paul and Joanne Carrara

Dec-30 4:18pm

DEAR DON AND FAMILY,<br /> WE ARE SO SORRY WE CAN'T BE WITH YOU TO CELEBRATE ANN'S LIFE.<br /> PLEASE KNOW WE ARE WITH YOU IN SPIRIT.<br /> <br /> LOVE AND PRAYERS,<br /> PAUL AND JOANNE

Phillip Linda Young

Dec-31 7:28am

Bonnie and Family,<br /> Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cindi Richards Konnick Dubree

Dec-31 9:30am

To the Faust Family, I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Faust passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family!

Lisa Dries

Dec-31 11:45am

Eileen and Family,<br /> I want to express my condolences for a very special person in your lives. May the good and special memories you shared stay in your hearts.

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Jan-1 3:09pm

Diane and family, my thoughts are with you and yours<br /> <br /> sherry (hojecki) smith

Chris Frey

Jan-3 3:26pm

I am so very sorry to hear of Ann's passing. She was a wonderful lady to all she met. My sympathy to all of the family.


December 28, 2009
Beatrice C. Lawhorne, age 78, from Stowe

Beatrice C. Lawhorne, age 78, widow of Biney R. Lawhorne Sr., of Stowe, died Thursday at PMMC.

Mrs. Lawhorne was born in Stowe, and was raised by her late grandparents; Lloyd and Gertrude Koch, Sr.

She was a member of the St. Gabriel’s Church Senior Group, and also the “60 Plus” club, at St. Paul’s Church in Stowe.

Surviving is a daughter; Barbara Jean Lawhorne, of Stowe, along with two sons; Bud R. Lawhorne, husband of Debi, of Boyertown, and Barry A. Lawhorne, husband of Brenda, of Pottstown.  She is also survived by five grandchildren; Sean Lawhorne, Matthew Lawhorne, Leigh Ann Lawhorne, Andrew Lawhorne, and Barry Lawhorne Jr., and 8 great grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a son Brian A. Lawhorne.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, with the Rev. Dr. Donald B. Eisenhauer, officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 9 to 10:15 at the funeral home.

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Frances Forrester

Dec-30 12:44pm

Sending my sympathies to the Lawhorne family from the Forrester family. I am so shocked to hear of Mrs. Lawhorne's passing, she was a very nice lady. My son Ryan was a very good friend to Brian and we were all so saddened with his death not so long ago.

John and Jane Stidham

Jan-3 2:49pm

Aunt Bea will be missed. We always looked forward to visiting her.

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER

Jan-7 2:02pm

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER SEND TO YOU OUR DEEPEST SYPATHIES IN THE LOSS OF BEATRICE. SHE WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS. PRAYERS TO YOU.


December 28, 2009
John J. McGreal, age 45

John J. McGreal, age 45, husband of Theresa A. (Paolone) McGreal, of Douglassville, passed away Friday in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Upper Darby Pa., he was the son of Mary (Walsh) McGreal, of Malvern Pa., and the late Thomas L. McGreal.

John was a member of Morningstar Fellowship, Bechtelsville, and was a car enthusiast, an avid golfer, and also enjoyed and was talented at woodworking. He also had a serious interest in the paranormal subject.

Surviving with his wife and mother are two daughters; Erin T. and Kelly D. McGreal, both of Douglassville. He is also survived by two brothers; Thomas K. McGreal of West Chester, and Patrick L. McGreal, of Downingtown, along with two sisters; Maureen Shiland of Saratoga Springs N.Y., and Deirdre Conwell, of Exton Pa. John is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and by his dog and buddy, Maddie.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday Jan. 2, 2010, at 11:30 AM, in Morningstar Fellowship, 100 Limekiln Rd., Bechtelsville. Pa. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 to 11:15 AM, at the church. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the:  McGreal Children Scholarship Fund, c/o Nat’l Penn Bank, Phila. & Reading Ave’s, Boyertown, Pa.  19512.

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Suzanne Kupp

Dec-29 11:14am

You are in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest sympathy<br /> Jerry, Suzanne and Brian Kupp

Melissa Reeves

Dec-29 3:40pm

With deepest sympathy in your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers<br /> Theresa and girls

Shonda Jay Gutheil

Dec-29 10:51pm

Your strength and will were inspiring and you will be greatly missed John! Prayers and warm thoughts to his family! Jay & Shonda Gutheil (Columbus Ohio)

Mrs Pat Grove AIC

Dec-30 5:36pm

Mrs. McGreal, Erin & Kelly, May God's love give peace to your souls at this sad time of your lives.

Robert Hall Jonathan Hill

Dec-31 11:36am

We will miss your kindness and unique sense of humor.<br /> <br /> Robert & Jonathan, <br /> Saint Leonard, MD

Hillary Murdoch

Dec-31 12:49pm

I miss John so much already. He was one of the best people I've ever known...always cracking jokes and making light of things...even when he was in great pain. I have no doubt that he will be looking over his girls...they were his biggest priority. Theresa, Erin, and Kelly, you're in my prayers.

Wendy Logan

Dec-31 6:51pm

Theresa and family, So sorry to hear about John. I know its been a long hard battle. Hope you can find peace in your strength. Wendy, Tessa & Bob Logan

The Lady Blazers Soccer Family

Jan-1 9:32pm

Theresa, Erin & Kelly, <br /> We are so sorry for your loss. We cannot express how sorry we are about John. We will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts are prayers. May God give you strength and comfort tomorrow and in the weeks ahead. In honor of John we made a donation to the Scholarship Fund.<br /> Sincerely, <br /> The Lady Blazers Soccer Family & Coaches

Jackie Goldschmidt

Jan-6 10:05pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.<br /> <br /> Andrew, Jackie, Zach, Patrick and Lauren <br /> <br />

Theresa McGreal

Jul-20 11:24am

I love you John. I miss you so much! Help me with the girls, please. I am so sad. I miss you every single day. It has not gotten any easier. I cry for you all of the time. I hope Jesus and his angels are happy, the have the greatest man in the world! I love you so much! <br />

Theresa

Sep-19 11:29pm

I love you so much! I cry every day for you. You would be so proud of your girls! We think of you every day, each of us in our own way. Maddie will be with you soon baby. i miss you John, we were my life. Give me the strength to continue. I miss you dearly, it's seems like just yesterday...my heart is yours always and forever.


December 24, 2009
Daisy Hallman, of Boyertown

Daisy Hallman, “Carmella DelGrosso,” of E. Third St., Boyertown, wife of the late Robert P. Hallman of Boyertown, died Tuesday in Manatawny Manor Nursing Home, E.Coventry Twp.

Born in Hazelton Pa., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Sabatine) DelGrosso.

Surviving are three daughters; Christine wife of Cyril Troyan, of Boyertown, Roberta Maggio, of Houston Texas, Dr. Linda Hallman, wife of Michael Freeman, of Chevy Chase Md., and a son; Robert R. Hallman, of Reading.  She has 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.  She is the sister of Fausto DelGrosso, Gettysburg, PA, and the late Pasquale (Percy) DelGrosso.

Professionally, she spent her career as a floral designer at Ruth’s Flowers & Gifts in Boyertown, as well as Levengood’s Flowers, Gable Flowers, Colonial Gardens, and Pottstown Florists and was the former owner of the Cheese & Cloth Store in Boyertown. In addition, she served as a past President of the Junior Woman’s Club and was a member of the Exchange Club, both in Boyertown. 

She was a member of St. Columbkill R.C. Church, Boyertown. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend and will be missed by all who loved her. 

Friends may call on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, at St. Columbkill R.C. Church, 200 Indian Spring Rd., Boyertown.
A Funeral Mass will then be celebrated at 10:30 AM at the church.  Burial will be in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Lower Pottsgrove Twp.

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RUTH SOKOLOWSKI

Dec-25 2:51pm

DAISY WAS MY LIFETIME FRIEND AND A WONDERFUL EMPLOYEE-DESIGNER. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER BROTHER AND HER CHILDREN.<br /> TILL WE MEET AGAIN, RUTH SOKOLOWSKI

Billy Hallman

Dec-26 9:38am

OUR SINCERE CONDOLENSCES TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY.<br /> WE LOVED HER WIT AND SENSE OF HUMOR, SHE WILL BE MISSED!<br /> <br /> LOVE, BILLY AND STEPHANIE

DENISE SNYDER LOEPER

Dec-28 7:52am

Please know I am thinking of all of you. I wish I could be at the services today, but my work schedule did not allow for a day off. I am also dealing with my mom who recently fell and broke her leg . She just returned home on Christmas. Now the hard part of rehab. Please keep my e-mail address and stay in touch. I would love to hear from you. My best memory of your parents is traveling around in that big blue station wagon, and always having room for one more! I will miss seeing your mom around the house when I return to B-town. My most sincere condolences to all of you. You are in my thoughts. Denise

Judy Kuterbach

Dec-28 10:05pm

Daisy was a great women, im so sorry i just found out of the passing of her today it breaks my heart to hear this loss. Daisy was my client every friday for the last 20 plus years to make her beautiful she would say, I enjoyed her every week couldnt wait to see her happy face. Daisy, I miss you and rest in peace with your loved one your finally with him.<br /> Love Judy Renninger,Kuterbach

Barbara Bob Gerhart and Bobby Julie

Jan-13 8:45pm

We just learned of Daisy's passing from Bob's sister Marne who lives in Pottstown and are so sorry. Although it's been many years since we moved from PA to Az and visited with you all, you have always been in our thoughts. So many good memories of being neighbors in the "half-a-double"! We last saw Daisy on our visit to Boyertown back in 2003 for Bob's Class Reunion but don't think she remembered us (and then later found out about her medical problems from Marne). If any of you you ever have an opportunity, please email us and let us know all about yourselves.


December 24, 2009
Gladys H. Mumma, age 91

Gladys H. Mumma, 91 years young, of Sanatoga, widow of Jay G. Mumma Jr. passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning 22 Dec. ’09 after a brief illness.  Born in Lemoyne, she was the daughter of the late John and Ines Mae Klepper May. 

She graduated from John Harris High School.  She lived many years in King of Prussia, retiring from an Executive position at Superior Tube Company, volunteering at the former Sacred Heart Church, Girl Scouts and many other organizations.  She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Kennedy where she served the deacons and the ladies aide.  She was also a past matron of the OES Valley Forge Chapter and continued with Eastern Star and Amaranth through October of this year.  Gladys was well known for her jams, breads, fruit cake, decorative shirts and jewelry and worked with a sewing group at SRC teaching and making lap robes for the hospital-bound.

She is survived by her children, Pamela Hardesty, wife of Jack of Kenilworth; Joseph Mumma, husband of Gail of Auburn, Wa; Richard, husband of Cynthia of E. Norriton; grandchildren, J. Shane Hardesty and wife Lori, children Alec, Kaitlyn and Dustin, of Ephrata; Patrick Hardesty of Wisconsin; Brian Hardesty of Kenilworth; Joe Mumma and wife Christina, children Elisabeth and Adam of Birdsboro; Richard Mumma and wife Liz of Jeffersonville; Kimberly Mumma of E. Norriton; Michael Mumma and wife Kim, children Samantha and Joshua of E. Greenville; Danielle Mumma of Vermont; Kristy Scholl and husband Brian, and three children, of Reading.  She is also survived by one brother, Earl May of Enhart.  She was predeceased by her son Jay G. Mumma III, a grandson Jay G. Mumma IV and a grandson Thomas Adam Mumma; also one sister Patricia Blasco, and four brothers, John, James, Kenneth and Gerald May.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial with an Eastern Star service by Radiant Chapter #96 at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Kennedy, 1084 Old Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406 on Saturday, January 9 at 11 a.m.  Interment will be private at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in her name to First Presbyterian Church at the above address.

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Naomi Evelyn

Dec-28 9:28am

Gladys' energy, even at 90 years old, was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be missed by all of us, expecially at Radiant Chapter Meetings, Order of Eastern Star, and where I came to know her. My sincere sympathy to her family.

Joanne Czuj

Dec-31 10:14am

It was a pleasure to have met and gotten to know Gladys. Although I've only know her a few short years I always enjoyed talking to her and listening to "her stories". She was always upfront about how she felt about things and I guess that's what I liked so much about her. I will miss her and my thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Laurie Christie

Jan-3 9:43pm

I am a former daughter-in-law, and I send my deepest condolences to all the family that loved her, and that she loved. May she rest in eternal peace. From this side of the family, who remember her well. Laurie Christie, VT

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER

Jan-7 2:04pm

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND MEMBERS SEND YOU OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES IN THE LOSS OF GLADYS. SHE WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS. PRAYERS TO YOU. GLADYS WILL BE MISSED.

Jim and Kay Bueche

Jan-10 5:37am

It is so sad to say good-bye to dear old friends like Gladys. We are travelling and will not be able to attend services, but our thoughts are with you and your family, Pam.

Judy Dan Durante

Jan-13 10:06am

To Pam, Jack & family: I'm so sorry to hear about Glaldys. I just heard she had passed away. She was a vibrant person and a big part of so many lives. Gladys truly lived life to the fullest. She will be missed.


December 24, 2009
Agnes A. Sweeney, 87, of Parkhouse

Agnes A. (Neiffer) Sweeney, 87, widow of Edward J. Sweeney and Irvin L. Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, December 22, at Parkhouse Providence Pointe in Royersford.

Born in Limerick, Pa., she was the youngest daughter the late Augustus R. and Agnes H. (Weand) Neiffer.

Mrs. Sweeney was a 1941 graduate of Pottstown High School and 1944 graduate of Wilmington Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed by Pottstown Memorial Hospital and various private physicians including Dr. Richard Jones and Dr. Nicholas Chapis before moving to Lima, Ohio in 1971. She and her husband then moved to Hockessin, Del. in 1980. Agnes also lived many years in the Pottstown area. 

Mrs. Sweeney is survived by sons Stephen Hamilton, husband of Jane (Hart) Hamilton of Pottstown and Michael Hamilton, husband of Roxann (Thomas) Hamilton of Naples, Fla. Also, Grandson Christopher Hamilton and Granddaughters Rebecca Duble, Briana Foerman, Shelley Castrinoes, and Sherri Hamilton, and five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by brothers Henry, Ralph, Perry Reed, and Elmer Neiffer, and sisters Viola Swinehart and Mildred Blackwell.

A funeral service will be 11 AM Tuesday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, with the Rev. Lisa Weida, officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday from 10 to 11 AM, at the funeral home. Burial will be private in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Parkhouse Providence Pointe, 1600 Black Rock Rd., Royersford, Pa.  19468, Attn: Ladies Auxillary

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December 23, 2009
Claudette Derk, age 70

Claudette (Jacobs) Derk, age 70, of the Golden Living Center, Exeter Twp. and formerly of Pottstown, died Sunday at the Center.

Born in Pottstown she was the daughter of the late George and Anne (Prekup) Jacobs.

Claudette was a 1957 graduate of Pottstown High School.  In 1960 she was Miss Congeniality of the Miss Montgomery Pageant and was a tap dancer with Price’s Studio.  She was also very active at the Golden Living Center acting as a volunteer ambassador on the Resident Council there.

Surviving is a daughter; Donna A. (Remington), wife of Alan D’Luzen, of West Reading, and two sisters; Betty Jo wife of Richard Geyer, of Pottstown, and Georgeanne Miller of Allentown.  She is predeceased by a sister, Bonnie Jacobs and a brother George Jacobs.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday January 9, 2010, at 2 p.m, at the Golden Living Center, 21 Fairlane Rd., Exeter Twp. Burial will be private.

Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the: Salvation Army, 137 King St., Pottstown, Pa., 19464.

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December 21, 2009
Gary R. Dunn, 54, of Gilbertsville

Gary R. Dunn, 54, husband of Barbara C. (Berry) Dunn, of Gilbertsville, passed away on Saturday from cancer at his home.

Born in Pasadena, TX, he was the son of the late Roy Clinton “RC” Dunn Jr. and Ethel (Wuensche) Dunn.

Surviving with his wife are step-daughters Brandy Courtney of Pottstown and Jennica Courtney of Gilbertsville; sister Brenda D. Webster of Houston, TX; 1 niece and 2 nephews.

Gary was a member of New Hanover Lutheran Church in Gilbertsville. He was the Chapter Director of the Goldwing Road Riders Assoc, Chapter PA-A.  His hobby and side business was G&B Cycle Goodies, a company that installed decorative lighting on motorcycles. He was the Premier Honda Goldwing dealer and installer for Boogey Inc. based out of Tennessee.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 2:00PM at New Hanover Lutheran Church, 2941 Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 12:00Noon to 2:00PM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gary’s name to the American Cancer Society, c/o National Penn Bank, 1830 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464: Attn Joan Gehris.

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Bud Horenci

Dec-22 9:13am

Barb and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. He was one of the genuine good guys and will be sorely missed. My prayers are with you and yours in this time of sorrow.<br /> <br /> Bud<br />

Terry DeRugeriis

Dec-22 10:06am

Barb:<br /> <br /> My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find peace in the Lord as He will give you the strength and resolve.

Sandy and Randy Stetler

Dec-24 2:06pm

Barb,<br /> We just found out about Gary's passing. We are soo sorry!!! We will miss him terribly! As you know he was a great guy! It's an honor to have his light work on our bike. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.<br /> <br /> Sandy and Randy

Mark West

Dec-24 2:57pm

Dear Barb,<br /> <br /> I am so sorry to hear about Gary. He was a really cool person. I loved working with him. I pray that God would fill your heart with his peace and love during this time and always. <br /> <br /> Love, Mark

DALE CHAPMAN

Jan-25 12:25am

BARB, I AM SO SAD ABOUT LOSING GARY. I JUST FOUND OUT ON 1//23. WAS TALKING ABOUT HIM, SAYING HE WAS THE ONLY PERSON I WOULD LET TOUCH MY BIKE. WE HAD GREAT TIMES WHEN WORKING ON MY BIKE. I LIKED HIM SO MUCH AND HE WILL BE MISSED.GREAT GUY!!!! IF YOU NEED ANYTHING PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO CALL. SINCERELY DALE


December 21, 2009
Glenn O. Nelson, 76, of Royersford

Glenn O. Nelson, 76, husband of Claire E. Samuelson of 51 years, of Royersford, passed away on Friday at Manatawny Manor Nursing Home.

Born in Northwood, Iowa, and formerly a resident of California, he was the son of the late Otis P. and Geneva E. (Knutson) Nelson.

Along with his wife, he is survived by son Alan B. Nelson of Chatsworth, CA; daughter Susan Simmons, wife of Steve, of Royersford; grandchildren Connor, Cameron and Chase Simmons; niece Nancy Hengesteg of Northwood Iowa; and nephews Ron and Dan Martin both of Fort Collins, CO.

Glenn was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Royersford and was a US Navy Korean War Veteran.

A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, December 29th, 11:00AM at Grace Lutheran Church, 594 Church Street, Royersford with Reverend Paul H. Neff officiating.
A private burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Glenn’s name to Manatawny Manor, PO Box 799, Pottstown PA 19464 or Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church Music Fund, 594 Church Street, First Floor, Royersford, PA  19468.

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December 18, 2009
Madeline McQuillan, 94, of Gilbertsville

Madeline McQuillan, 94, wife of the late Nicholas DiNapoli and William McQuillan, of Gilbertsville, passed away on Thursday at Manor Care in Pottstown.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Mary (Sbarbari) Barone.

She is survived by her daughter Marene Doz of Gilbertsville; step daughters Patricia Conway of Occoquan, Virginia and Ann Spence of West Islip, NY; step sons Robert McQuillan of Northport, NY and Timothy McQuillan of Hanover, NH; 3 grandchildren; 17 step grandchildren; 1 great grandchild and  23step-great grandchildren. Along with her husbands and parents, she is predeceased by her sister Eleanor Garatti and step son William McQuillan.

Madeline was a member of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Roman Catholic Church in Linfield. She loved to travel, visiting the entire USA and 109 different countries. She loved to read and do crossword puzzles but most importantly she cherished the time with her family.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, 10:00AM at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Linfield campus, 1228 Main Street, Linfield with Fr. Paul Brandt officiating. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 7:00PM to 8:30PM and on Wednesday from 8:30AM to 9:15AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown.

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Chris Cassidy

Dec-19 10:40am

Dear Marene and family,<br /> <br /> I am so saddened by your loss. May your tight knit family console each other in this time of grief.<br /> <br /> Love,<br /> Chris


December 16, 2009
Breanne M. Brothers, 15, beloved daughter and sister

Breanne M. Brothers, 15, of Pottstown, passed away on Sunday, December 13 after a tragic automobile accident.

Born in Sellersville on July 24, 1994, she was the beloved daughter of David B. and Doreen M. (Sammons) Brothers.

Surviving with her parents are her sisters Jennifer L. Latshaw, wife of Stephen J. Latshaw, and Melissa A. Fulmer; brother David B. Brothers II; and her paternal grandparents Charles A. and Elizabeth A. Brothers. Also surviving are aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. She is predeceased by her maternal grandparents William E. and Ethel M. Sammons.

Breanne was a student at Pottstown High School. She loved doing hair and make-up and wanted to become a professional hair dresser. She enjoyed music; her favorite bands are “Blood On The Dance Floor” and “Brokencyde”.  Dahvie Vanity was her idol. She could be found at the mall every Friday. She was loved by her family and friends and will be sadly missed by everyone.

Family and Friends may call on Monday, December 21 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Funeral services and burial are private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Breanne's name to the Memorial Fund for Breanne M. Brothers, c/o Harleysville National Bank, 1500 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA, 19464.

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David Patty Alderfer

Dec-16 7:09pm

Dave, Doreen & Family,<br /> <br /> Words cannot express......<br /> Dave & I were just remembering when she would be out in the yard in different 'dress-ups' - (when you lived next to us)her princess dresses, etc. She is a beautiful young lady, who has now become a beautiful angel.... Know that I truly believe she is with you...... if there is anything we can do, you know where we are.<br /> <br /> Thoughts & Prayers,<br /> Dave, Patty, & Gerri Alderfer

NIKI

Dec-17 8:49am

I didnt know Breanne but i wanted to say how sorry i am of the loss of your daughter. I have lost many young people in my short life of 27 years and i am a mother my self. I pray that you stay strong for yourself and your family. God bless. Breanne is in a wonderful place now

Meyanni Nealy

Dec-17 10:33am

Brothers Family,<br /> Im really going to miss seeing Breannes face in the hallway. No matter whta mood she was in I would always see her with a smile on her face. I wish I could turn back the hands of time so the this would have never happened. I'm going to seeing her bright pink hair. She was such a lovely person and her life should have not been cut so short. She had so many dreams and a bright future. People say that God takes the best ones first. i guess that is the truth. Breanne was one of the best. Everybody can come together and get over this together. May God Bless you and my prayers are with you.<br />

The Keefer Family

Dec-17 2:18pm

David and family, <br /> We cannot express how sorry we are about Breanne. She was a very special and beautiful girl. She will be missed by the boys especially at the mall! God has wrapped his arms around her and she is an angel watching over us all. I can't imagine the pain you are going through but I want you to know, that we are here for you and your family if you need anything. We pray for you everyday that God will give you the strength that you need.<br /> Love, Kris, Ty and Evan

Denise and Joe Hughes

Dec-17 2:52pm

Jen and Family, <br /> <br /> Joe and I are so sorry to hear about Breanne and we just wanted to let you all know that we will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless and know that she will never be forgotten. Joe and Denise Hughes

renee ritter troxel

Dec-17 7:37pm

i am so sorry for your loss, may her memory help you through this trying time, a child is precious, and may time ease your pain

Christine R

Dec-18 9:16am

All my prayers to the family of Breanne. The candlelight ceremony was lovely although heartbreaking. May God give you the strength you need to get through this tragic time in your lives. God Bless.

Jodi

Dec-18 6:45pm

I would like to say i'm very sorry for your loss. My daughter is a little younger than Breanne but she would see her at school and she said Breanne was her idol. My daughter told me that Breanne was a beautiful smart girl and she wanted to look and act just like her. She had a big impact on my daughter and it's sad to hear she was taken from you so soon.

Daroci Colon Family

Dec-19 2:05am

Breanne was a beautiful girl inside and out. She will forever be remembered by our family as one of the best people in Gaby's life. Her memory her life will live on in her friends who loved her so much. She affected many and will never be forgotten. We are truely sorry for the loss of your beautiful, kind, spirited girl.

Marissa Browne

Dec-19 10:58am

RIP Breanne <3 i'll be here for Melissa and Alec and your family <3

Franey stein

Dec-20 12:12am

I Didn't Know Her But I Just Wanted To Say I'm So sorry.She Will Always Be With You's.I Know It Is Hard ,My Son Pass Away 13 Years Ago And My Mom Just Pass Away 10/25/09.

Pamela Trimbur

Dec-20 8:00am

Doreen: I was devastated to hear of the accident on the 11:00 news. Nothing can prepare you for such a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers for healing are with you, your husband, and family during this time. May God give you strength and comfort tomorrow and in the weeks ahead. Sincerely, Pamela<br /> (a customer at the bank).

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Dec-20 12:21pm

Doreen<br /> <br /> My heart aches for you and your family at this most difficult time.<br /> I pray that in time you will find comfort in knowing that others care so deeply.<br /> your long ago co-worker at the bank in Royersford<br /> <br /> Jean Carpenter

jean carpenter

Dec-20 12:28pm

Doreen<br /> My heart aches for you and your<br /> family at this most difficult of times<br /> I pray that in time you will find comfort in knowing that others care so deeply<br /> Your long ago co-worker at NPB<br /> bank in Royersford<br /> Jean Carpenter

Regina

Dec-21 4:26pm

Dear Brothers Family, and Pottstown Friends,<br /> <br /> May the memories of Breanne be of comfort to everyone. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

dustin

Dec-22 6:43am

U will be missed RIP Breanne and we will love i hope u are whaching over us we love u

Jennifer and Lynn Swinehart

Dec-22 8:56pm

Dave and family we are so sorry for your loss.Our hearts and prayers are with you and may God give you the strength you need at this time.

Eleanor Steward

Dec-22 11:15pm

Sorry to hear about your loss.

Morgann

Mar-1 4:49pm

To this day I still cry about her being gone. Even though I didn't know her very well, I still feel like apart of myself is gone without her there. We all miss you girly, I hope to see you soon. :)

RachelRex

Jun-14 12:40pm

RIP Bree. I love you babygirl, forever. To her family and fellow friends, I know this feeling will never pass, but we all must remember that she isn't as gone as we think she is. She is still in the hearts of many and isn't leaving. I will see you Breanne. I promise<3

BRIAHNA GERLOFF

Jun-17 10:29pm

BREANNE BROTHERS WAS SUCH A BEAUTYFULL GIRL! SHE ALWAYS SEEMED SOO HAPPY! I CANT BELIEVE SHE IS GONE! TO MR AND MRS. BROTHERS, I AM SOOOO SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS! SHE IS WATCHING OVER YOU! BREANNE, R.I.P. GONE BUT NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN LOVE YEWW LOTSS! BRIBRI :)


December 14, 2009
Robert R. Friz Jr., 55, of Boyertown

Robert R. Friz Jr., 55, husband of Wanda (Weller) Friz of Boyertown, passed away on Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Delilah A. (Hetrick) Friz and the late Robert R. Friz Sr.

In addition to his wife of 34 years, Bob is survived by, a son Jason R. Friz, husband of Jennifer L., of Gilbertsville; daughters Angela K. Friz of Boyertown and Kelly J. Black, wife of Cory A., of Barto; sister Norma Jean (Friz) Bogulski, wife of Peter, of Derby, NY and grandchildren Alina R. and Camryn G. Friz.

Bob was a 1972 graduate of Boyertown High School and a long time employee of East Penn Manufacturing in Lyons, PA. An avid musician, Bob played the drums with numerous bands over the years. 

A member of Shepherd of the Hills UCC Church in Bechtelsville for 32 years, Bob he was involved in the Music Ministry, Praise Group, Alpha Ministry, and Youth Ministry. He was a member of the NRA, Earl Twp. Fire Company and Gabelsville Athletic Association.  Bob was a former deputy game warden, as well as a volunteer fire fighter and fire police.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11:00AM at Shepherd of the Hills UCC Church, 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville with Pastor John Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville and on Thursday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s name to Shepherd of the Hills UCC Church, 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505.

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margo davidheiser

Dec-14 10:10am

Our deepest sympathies to the whole friz family. He will be sadly missed by all. Chris,Margo and Family

Keith Christy

Dec-14 11:26am

Wanda, Delilah, Norma Jean & family,<br /> My sincere condolences in the loss of Bob. I've know him about as long as I have known anyone, and have always enjoyed the times we spent growing up, through scouts, church & high school. May God comfort you in these times.<br /> <br /> Keith

Gayle and Garnet Snobelen and family

Dec-15 12:28pm

Dear Wanda and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Bob. Connie ( Schwenk) just emailed me about it. He is now a faithful servant in the Lord's loving arms and hopefully he is playing beautiful music in heaven. Your long loving marriage is a testament to true love and our sympathy to your children and grand-children. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.<br /> God Bless you, your cousin Gayle (Hunsberger) Snobelen and family

Debby Chaban

Dec-16 12:56pm

We have never met a kinder, more caring, and funny man than Bob. Our son is fortunate to have married into such a wonderful family and had the great fortune to have Bob as his Father-in-law.<br /> We will all miss him dearly, but I am sure he is "entertaining" the crowd up in Heaven right now. God Bless!

Patty Weller

Dec-16 1:40pm

Wanda and family,<br /> <br /> I am so sorry for your loss. Bob will truly be missed. I will never forget his sense of humor and the many laughs we shared. Patty Weller

Lori Ulsh RN

Dec-16 9:07pm

Dear Friz family, <br /> I am saddened by your loss and hope that you will be strong for each other at this time. I knew Bob from work and he truly touched all of us at the medical dept. at East Penn. He definitely kept us upbeat when he'd come in to our office. His smile was so bright. Just remember that he will be your angel until you meet again. Again, I'm so sorry for your loss. Lori Ulsh, RN from East Penn Manufacturing.

ken ertman

Dec-17 9:58pm

My deepest sympathy to Bob's whole family. I have many memories of Bob from scouting camping trips, band, school, and more recently DJing at our last class reunion.

Dottie Fronheiser

Dec-21 10:17am

Dear Friz family,<br /> I'm deeply saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Norma and I graduated from High School together and I have known Bob and Wanda for many years. My heart goes out to the entire family.<br /> Dottie (Coveleski) Fronheiser


December 14, 2009
Bertha Rickert Fritz, 81, loving mother

Bertha (Bert) Rickert Fritz, formerly of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday, December 10, at her home in Frederick, Maryland.   She was 81-years-old.  Bert fought a courageous 14-month battle with an aggressive form of melanoma.
Until the end, she never allowed this horrible disease to dampen her spirit for life, and the love she had for her family and many dear friends.

Bert was born on September 30, 1928, in Spring City, PA, by a mid-wife in her family home to her mother, Lavina Nonemaker Porter and father, Wilmer Hipple Porter.   She and her family subsequently moved to Pottstown where she later said that “she felt like she was in heaven,” because her new home had indoor plumbing. 

As a child, Bert and her late sister, Betty, used to enjoy winter nights in front of the radio listening to their favorite shows, “Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy,” and “The Green Hornet.”  They had no television or telephone.  When the weather turned nice, Bert and her girlfriends played traditional games such as “jacks,” hop scotch, red light, and hide and seek.  The boys, she observed, preferred marbles.

Bert was a member of the Pottstown High School class of 1946.  She was 18-years-old when she married the late Harold (“Smokey”) Rickert at the Old Church in Valley Forge Park.  The newlyweds resided with her in-laws at the Rickert Homestead in Stowe, PA.  Bert and Smokey had three children, Thomas Rickert, age 60, Donna Rickert Hillman, age 59, and Jack Rickert, age 46.   The family enjoyed annual vacations to the Jersey Shore in Wildwood, NJ, with friends Lorraine and Roy Dentler and their children.

Bert was widowed young when Smokey Rickert tragically died of a heart attack in 1970 at age 45, while he was in Detroit performing Union business.   Despite the loss of her husband and bread-winner, Bert was able to make ends meet sufficiently so that her children were never left wanting for anything.

Bert worked for 20 years at Pottstown’s Sunnybrook Ballroom and Restaurant, which was then famous for hosting acts from the “Big Band” era.  Her pleasant demeanor and outrageous sense of humor made her a Sunnybrook favorite among her customers and co-workers. 

It was at Sunnybrook that she met her second husband, the late Larry Lee Fritz.  They were married in May 1996 and honeymooned at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville.  Sadly, Larry Lee Fritz died only three years later, thus making Bert a widow for the second time.

In a few years, Bert moved in with her youngest son’s family in Frederick, Maryland.  It was tough on her living away from the Pottstown area for the first time in 75 years, but she still managed to drive to Pottstown once a month to visit her old friends. 

As the cancer progressed, Bert’s many dear friends visited her on a daily basis.  She was energized by this fine company of friends. 

Bert Rickert Fritz is survived by her children, Thomas Rickert, Donna Rickert Hillman, and Jack Rickert; grandchildren, Craig Rhoads,  Lindsay Stufflet Daugherty, Rachel Rickert, David Rickert, and John Rickert; in-laws Marie Barna Rickert, Harold Hillman, and Jill Rickert.

The family will receive friends at their Frederick home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 13th at 6474 Saddlebrook Lane, Frederick, MD. 

Funeral services will be held at the Cavalry Baptist Church in Pottstown, PA, on Wednesday December 16, 2009, 10:00AM with Pastor Jim Spears officiating. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 9:30AM to 10:00AM at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Avenue, PO Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.

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Dot Beno Keeler

Dec-15 4:55pm

Donna,Tom, and Jack, <br /> I was so sorry to see that your mom passed away. It brought back all the memories of all the times down at Sunnybrook Swim Club. It is time I will never forget with all the team parents. Hopefully during the Christmas time you find peace in that she is in a better place. <br /> I will keep you all in my prayers.<br /> Dot Beno Keeler


December 14, 2009
Regina E. Mauger, 78, loving mother and grandmother

Regina E. (Klenk) Mauger, 78, wife of the late Russell B. Mauger, of Pottstown, passed away on Friday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Phoenixville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Pansy (Yocum) Klenk.

Surviving are her daughters Judy Mauger of Pottstown and Linda Carroll, wife of William, of Pottstown; sister Diane Zampella; granddaughter April Carroll and great grandson Kaleb Carroll. Along with her parents and husband, she is predeceased by her sisters Gladys and Barbara, her brother Joe and grandson Anthony.

Regina was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church in Pottstown. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed watching westerns.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 11AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the funeral home.

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Jan Miller

Dec-14 10:11pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, along with our deepest sympathy for your loss. <br /> <br /> Jan M. and Patti Q.


December 14, 2009
Gerald Brodi, Vietnam Veteran

Gerald Brodi, age 62, husband of Elaine T. (Brutto) Brodi, of North Coventry Twp., died Saturday in Paoli Hospital.

Born in Quakertown Pa., he was the son of the late Paul and Anna (Reifsnyder) Lick.
He worked at the former Blue Chip Transportation Co. in Spring City, and prior to that at the former Morris Berman Trucking Co, in Stowe.

Gerald was a Marine Veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was a member of St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Pottstown, and also of the American Dream Corvette Club, and the Skyline Dr., Corvette Club.  He was a classic car enthusiast.  He was also a member of the Tall hemlocks Rod & Gun Club.

Surviving with his wife of 42 years, is a son; Russell J. husband of Connie Brodi, of N. Coventry Twp., and a daughter; Angela M. wife of Thomas M. Gauby Jr., of Douglassville. Also surviving is a brother; Paul Lick, of Sanatoga, and three sisters; Ruth Lawless, of Norristown, Pauline Hahn, of Gilbertsville, and Loretta Krastel, of Perkasie, along with three grandchildren; Scott, Nicole, and Timothy Brodi.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Thursday in St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Hanover & Beech Sts., Pottstown, with the Rev. Walter Benn, officiating.  Burial will be in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Lower Pottsgrove Twp.  Friends may call on Thursday from 8 to 9:15 AM, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown.

Contributions may be made in his memory to:  Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #565, P.O. Box 472, Pottstown, Pa.  19464.

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Mr Mrs Mark Scherer Family

Dec-14 4:13pm

We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Debby and Mike Chaban

Dec-14 9:49pm

A kinder, caring, funnier man we have never met. I know Bob is up in Heaven right now "entertaining the crowd" with his stories. Our son is so very fortunate to have married into such a wonderful family and to have had Bob as his Father-in-law. God Bless you all.<br /> <br />

Dianna Hyres

Dec-16 10:47am

I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Brodi but heard wonderful things about him from his daughter and son-in-law who loved him very much and spoke very highly of him. I am truly sorry I missed meeting him. Dave and I are so sorry for your loss.

megan houck

Dec-17 7:25pm

Marissa and I are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Elaine you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be truely missed. He was an extremely nice man.


December 14, 2009
Richard J. Albright Sr., 85, of Pottstown

Richard J. Albright Sr., 85, husband of the late Mary Alice (Sojourner) Albright, of Pottstown, passed away on Saturday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late William and Irene (Credon) Albright.

Surviving is son Richard J. Albright Jr., husband of Bonnie, of Allentown; daughter Cheryl Albright of Pottstown; sister Gladys “Peg” Sloan of Pottstown; grandchildren Jennifer Knight, Matthew Hipple, Michael Albright and Benjamin Albright; and 2 great grandchildren Daviel and Jack Hipple. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by a brother, William H. Albright, Jr. and a sister, Leatrice Matyasovsky.

Richard was a graduate of Pottstown High School in 1941 and a graduate of the Radio Electronics Institute in Philadelphia. He was a WWII Army veteran who served in the 310th Signal Operation Battalion 9th US Army. He saw action in France, Belgium and Holland. He worked at J. Fegely & Son CO. for 10 years. He later opened Albright & Schwoyer with his partner Grier Schwoyer where they repaired TV, Small appliances, radios and HiFI’s. He retired there in 1986. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Palm Bay, Florida, living there from1986 until 2001 when he returned to Pottstown. He was a member of the Pottstown Elks Lodge #814, Pottstown AMBUCS, George Amole Post #47 American Legion and Pottstown B.I.E. Richard was an avid golfer and loved to garden.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Family and friends may call on Saturday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

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Rob Evans

Dec-17 10:56am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jackie Shumaker

Dec-17 11:39am

I'll always remember the fun times we had at the dinners out with his friends. "Uncle Dick" could always give that look that made you smile....Manhattans before dinner made a great appetizer! I'm glad he is not suffering anymore, he will be remembered often with a big smile.

art mauger

Dec-17 5:46pm

my DEEPEST sympaties to your family. my late sister-in-law, march 30, 1968, and another classmate from OJR, died because of a tractor trailer-car accident. Breanne was as special to you all, as was Kaye, to my wife.(her sister) Your hurt is very real. MANY, people including my family are praying the Holy Spirit will comfort ALL her loved ones. Take care and God Bless.


December 8, 2009
Leon J. Schwartz, 81, of Sanatoga

Leon J. Schwartz, 81, husband of Irene E. (Beckmann) Schwartz of 59 years, of Sanatoga, passed away on Sunday at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in West Conshohocken, PA, he was the son of the late Leon J. Sr. and Lillian V. (O’Connor) Schwartz.

Surviving is their son Karl L. Schwartz, husband of Andrea L., of Limerick; sisters Marie H. Neville of Macungie and Nancy Stitler of Conshohocken; and 3 grandchildren Erich, Karin and Marissa Schwartz. He is predeceased by his brothers James L., Paul B., and Eugene G. Schwartz and sister Veronica V. O’Donnell.

Leon was the co-owner of Bamford-Schwartz Real Estate Co. in King of Prussia for 30 years and the owner of Leon’s Market in Spring City for 18 years. Leon was a WWII Navy Veteran. He was a member of the Spring City Lions Club, the Spring City American Legion and the Spring City Historical Society.

Arrangements are private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made in Leon’s name to the Phoenixville Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund, 824 Main Street, Suite 101 Phoenixville, PA 19460.

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HELEN ALLISON

Dec-9 6:06pm

DEAR IRENE, I'M SO SORRY ABOUT LEON. <br /> SINCERELY, <br /> HELEN ALLISON AND FAMILY

Lee Mauger

Dec-9 10:25pm

To Mrs. Schwartz and her family, the Mauger family (Stanley, Betty, and children, Lee and Susan) offer their respects and sympathy. Leon was an intelligent and honorable man, and we appreciate the opportunity to have known and worked with him. He will always be remembered.<br /> <br /> The Mauger's

Jill Barbera

Dec-10 11:28am

Dear Irene,<br /> <br /> I am so sorry to hear of Leon's passing. My thoughts are with you.<br /> <br /> Jill L. Barbera


December 8, 2009
Joan N. Law, 74, Loving wife and mother

Joan N. Law, 74, wife of Thomas C. Law of 53 years, of Pottstown, Warwick, Twp., passed away on Tuesday at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Altoona, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Virginia (Wallace) Norris.
Surviving with her husband is their son Michael F. Law of Pottstown, her twin sister Jean Andrews, wife of Robert, of Claymont, DE., grandchildren Alison Law, Kelly Miller and Jackie Dielman; and 2 great grandchildren.

Joan was a member of Coventryville Methodist Church, a graduate of Chester High School in 1963 and a graduate of Wilmington Hospital as a Registered Nurse. She enjoyed sewing and knitting and all types of arts and crafts.

Services and interment are private and at the convenience of the family.

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

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Marie Elena Bobby Letter

Dec-11 3:59pm

To Our Wondeful,Loving Neighbor June! Dear June, Little did we know that when we received your call a couple of weeks ago, it was to be the last time we would speak. I am sooo thankful for that phone call, June. It was, in hindsight, our chance to say "goodbye" and to be able to say how much we would miss each other. Also, one more opportunity to share with each other how much we loved being neighbors!! It was a pleasure to have you right next door for so many years - your sense of humor, your love of the outdoors AND THE HEAT! Which I couldn't relate to...ever ;) But, it was always enjoyable knowing that on those "dog days of summer" we could find you in the back yard sunning and always ready to share a laugh and a conversation! Our love of cats -- Bobby not so much at first!! And the whole Abby, Grizzy ordeal!! Those were some of the best days, when we were overrun with cat births!!;) Our phone calls - usually late night - were never disappointing! We would run the gamut and never without a few hardy belly laughs! Who will ever keep an eye out for us and our home ever again the way you did, whenever we were away?! You were the best! Never an unkind word spoken between us - just the best relationship any neighbors could ask for.....you will be missed more than we can even begin to express. Your attractive style -- your always perfect "never miss a hair appt with David" blonde hair!! Always so meticulous - even in the early mornings when I would appear on my deck looking like a bag lady!! ;) We could go on and on and share sooo many thoughts and stories, but the rest will remain in our hearts and in our memories of you, June! We wished so that the outcome of all you went through would have been many, many more healthy years lived right beside us on good old Franklin St, but that wasn't meant to be. Another loving person is gone from our lives way toooo soon! Be sure to look for my Daddy up there....I'm sure you two will keep everyone else in stitches! Rest in peace our dear friend, June.....it was a blessed day for the Letter family the day you moved into 124 South Franklin Street and we will never, ever forget you!<br /> We love you, June! Bobby & Marie Elena and Brittany & Tim (Grizabella, too!)


December 7, 2009
Clarence Rahn, 97, of Topton

Clarence Rahn, 97, of Topton, husband of the late Evelyn T. (Tyson) Rahn, passed away on Wednesday, November 18th at the Topton Lutheran Home, where he resided the last 8 years.

Born in Perkiomenville, he was the son of the late James S. Rahn,Jr and Katie (Yerger) Rahn.

He is survived by his niece Barbara Rahn Stoudt of Boyertown, Linda Egolf of Oley, sister-in-law Eleanor Rahn of Pottstown, Esther Witner of Bethlehem, as well as several great nieces and nephews.  Mr. Rahn is predeceased by his siblings Howard Rahn, Claude Rahn, Helen Swoyer and Russel Rahn.

Clarence was a retired die caster from Doehler Jarvis in Pottstown.   Clarence was a life member of American Forestry Association.  He and his wife were long-time owners and operators of Rahn’s Nursery in Douglassville.  He was a member of the Valley Forge Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society where he served on counsel and judged flower shows, including the Philadelphia Flower Show. Clarence also served in the National Guard.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Douglassville and Grace Congregation of the Lutheran Home in Topton. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 11th, 11AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown.  Family and friends will be welcome on Friday from 10AM to 11AM at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clarence’s name to the Valley Forge Chapter of the Rhododendron Society, P.O. Box 715, Southeastern, PA 19399-0715

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December 7, 2009
Phyllis June Cavallo, 73, loving mother

Phyllis June (Whittaker) Cavallo, 73, of Pottstown, passed away on Saturday at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Springfield, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Barbara (Wall) Whittaker.

Surviving are her children Michael Cavallo, husband of Linda, of Jacksonville, FL, Vicki Buhl, wife of William, of Pottstown, Steve Cavallo, companion of Barbie Brandel, of Boyertown and Gregory Cavallo, husband of Robin, of Gilbertsville; brother Arthur Whittaker, husband of Betty Lou, of Glen Mills; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and her beloved cat Abby.

June, as everyone knew her by, worked at the information desk at the King of Prussia Mall for 25 years. She was an avid shopper, enjoyed watching all the Philadelphia sports teams, and was a Healthy Woman Member at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. She was a courageous 30+ year breast cancer survivor.  More than anything, she loved spending time with her family.  Her family and friends were so blessed by her witty sense of humor.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 10:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Pastor Blaine Wenger officiating.  Burial will follow at the Coventryville United Methodist Cemetery in Pottstown. Friends may call on Friday from 6:00PM to 7:30PM and on Saturday from 9:30AM to 10:00AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Phyllis’s name to the American Heart Association, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Building A, Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428 or the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

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Bonnie Novitski and Lisa Sovia Turning Leaf Consignment

Dec-8 10:47am

Dear Greg and Family, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother.Having read part of her life story she seemed to have been a wonderful woman...I am sure she will be sadly missed by her friends and family.

Mertz family

Dec-8 2:26pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. We were blessed to have been included in many family gatherings and always enjoyed time spent with MomMom Meatball. One very special lady!

Vicki Buhl

Dec-8 6:45pm

My mom was the best.We couldn't have asked for a better mother.She taught us how to love unconditionaly and that family is the most important thing in life. She loved her kids with all her heart and would do anything for them. And we felt the same about her.Mom I miss your voice already and my heart is so empty.Our lives will never be the same with out you.Thank you for all the years of love and laughter.You will forever be missed. I love you mom.<br /> Love your daughter<br />

Al Marlene Wrigley

Dec-9 9:49am

To all the Cavallo Family, the Wrigleys send their love and sympathy at the loss of their loving Mother, June, whose companionship and laughter we shared for 23 years on Valley Rd.<br /> She will always be in our hearts.<br /> Al, Marlene and Family

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Dec-9 8:12pm

mom mom i miss you soso much you were my angel sent from above.im so sorry i didnt make it in time, but i want you to kow that i think about you alot,oh god i just want you back so bad,your voice will be forever missed.i will never forget our birthdays together every christmas eve since i was a baby, its going to be sp ard without you every year to come the holidays will be so sad without you.im happy you are in a better place ow, and there will be no more pain and suffering. i cant stop looking at your picture and thinking about the funny faces you made, god i wish you will still here i love you so much mom mom. i will see you when i get there.remember im always thinking about you and hope that your always near me. love you and miss you bad really bad i wish that the lord could brig you back to us.ad im so sorry i didnt get to see you much but you are always in my heart. i just want to hold your hand and kiss your head ok mom mom god will bless you for eternity we will see you when we get there. love you love your granddauhgter holly,and your two great grand children Destiny and little Corry.

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Dec-11 10:39am

Susan Bartholomew<br /> <br /> My deepest sympathy to the family. June and I worked together for many years at the mall. She was such a kind and sweet lady. I am sure she will be missed.

Randy and Donna and Steve

Dec-11 10:59pm

To all of June's family,<br /> We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. June was a lovely lady and a wonderful neighbor. We will really miss her.


December 6, 2009
Betty M. Smith, 85, loving wife

Betty M. Smith, 85, of North Coventry Township, PA went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday December 4, 2009 at Chestnut Knoll in Boyertown.

Born in New Haven, CT, Betty was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (McFadden) Neiman.

Betty is survived by her husband of 64 years Richard (Dick) L. Smith; her brother Douglas Neiman, her sister Annabelle Emes, many nieces and nephews.

Betty was a member of the Wesleyan Christian Church in Pottstown and was a friend at the Pleasantville EC Church in Oley Twp, where she served on the Official Board as a steward of the church, a decorator and social activity chairperson. She worked at the former Doehler’s as a final inspector for 5 years and at the former Wolf’s China & Glass Shop in Pottstown in sales for 15 years. Betty enjoyed gardening, loved dogs and all animals and was especially proud of her home. She was the best aunt on earth.

Betty will be remembered as a devoted wife and a generous, gentle and loving person.  She will be missed by everyone who knew her. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday December 7, 2009 at Wesleyan Christian Church, 1301 Hilltop Road, Pottstown, PA 19464 with Pastor Dan Gerber officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the church. Burial will follow at Temple Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Betty’s name to Wesleyan Christian Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 139, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464 or Caring Hospice, 400 Commerce Drive Suite C, Fort Washington, PA 19034.

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Pam Emes Lanier

Dec-6 9:21pm

Dear Uncle Dick,<br /> I was so sorry to hear of Aunt Bettys passing but you can rest assure that all the memories I have are ones that I will treasure forever.<br /> <br /> May God Bless,<br /> Pam


December 4, 2009
George E. Boyer, involved in Masonry

George E. Boyer, age 90, husband of the late Blanche E. (Dengler) Boyer, of Frederick Mennonite Community, and formerly of Grace St. in Pottstown, died Thursday at Frederick.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Heber and Alice (Martin) Boyer.

He was a 1936 graduate of Pottstown High School, and completed courses in Milk Marketing and Ice Cream Manufacturing at Penn State University. George worked for the former Clover Leaf Dairy in Pottstown, and as a Supervisor in the Maintenance Dept. of Pottstown Plant of Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. He was also the Firestone plant coordinator for the United Way Fund drive in 1971 and 1972. George was also a very important part of the Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, staff, from 1985 until 2006.

He was a member of St. Paul’s U.C.C. Church, Pottstown, and past member of St. John’s U.C.C. Church in Pottstown, for many years, where he was a Deacon, Elder and financial secretary. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Neighborhood Chairman, sustaining membership and enrollment drive of Daniel Boone Council in 1970 and 1971, and Specials Captain, sustaining membership enrollment drive of Hawk Mountain Council in 1972.

George was a member of Stichter Lodge #254 F.A.M., initiated April 25, 1945, crafted June 13, 1945, raised to Master Mason September 19, 1945, and served as Worshipful Master in 1962 at the Lodge.  He was a member of Royal Arch Chapter #271, May 23, 1946; Naval Commandary #71, October 19, 1950; Palestine Council #3 A&SMM, February 9, 1949; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Reading, November 19, 1947; Thrice Potent Master of Reading Lodge of Perfection, 1968-1969; Coroneted Honorary Member Supreme Council 33 degrees, September, 1974; Rajah Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., Reading, PA, May 26, 1948; Tall Cedars of Lebanon Spring Forest #34, 1949.  He was past President and Director of Good Fellowship Club of Reading Consistory and was appointed Chairman Grand Lodge Committee Masonic Culture by Grand Masters Robert E. Deyoe, John R. Young, Hiriam P. Ball, Orville Kimmel and Rochester B. Woodale, 1965- 1975.  He was appointed District Deputy Grand Master 1976-1977 by Right Worshipful Grand Master John McCain, 978-1979 by Right Worshipful Grand Master Walter Wells, 1980-1981 by Right Worshipful Grand Master Joseph E. Trate, 1982-1983 by Right Worshipful Grand Master Samuel Williamson and 1984-1985 by Right Worshipful Grand Master William A. Carpenter.  He was appointed to Grand Lodge Guest Committee, 1985 to 2006 and appointed as Admissions Counselor to Mason Homes in Elizabethtown, PA, 1985 to 2006.  George was also a member of Constantine Conclave Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine and Appendant Orders Puissant Sovereign, 1986, a member of Excelsior Mark Lodge of Philadelphia, Worshipful Master 1994.  He was awarded a certificate for 60 years of membership in the Stichter Lodge #254, Pottstown, PA by Right Worshipful Grand Master William Slater, April 1, 2005.  And he was a member of the Golden Eagles.

Surviving is a son; James L. Boyer, husband of Jean ( Rhoads)  Boyer, of Gilbertsville, along with four grandsons; Michael husband of Carolyn Boyer, Steven husband Maria Boyer, Phillip husband of Jennifer Boyer, and James K. husband of Lisa Boyer. He is also survived by ten great grandchildren, Brandon, Bryan, Bradley, Jacob, Amanda, Tyler, Laura, Allyson, Cara, and Brett, along with his sister; Florence, wife of Dominick Cuono, of Burrells Inlet, SC. He is pre-deceased by two brothers; Stanley and Harry Boyer. 

Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown. Burial will be in Pottstown Cemetery, West. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9 to 10:45 AM, at the funeral home. Masonic services will be held at 10:45 AM.

Contributions may be made in his memory to: 32nd degree Masonic Learning Center for Children, Inc., P.O. Box 6013, Reading Pa.  19610.

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POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER

Dec-7 3:26pm

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND MEMBERS SEND YOU OUR DEEPEST SYPATHIES IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE. GEORGE WILL BE MISSED.

Stan Kolmetzky

Dec-7 8:45pm

My sincere condolences to the Boyer family. It was my pleasure to be associated with George at Mark Lodge. He will be missed by all who new him.

Bill and Judy Albright

Dec-11 2:29pm

Our sincere condolences in the passing of George Boyer to all his family. He was a gentleman in every way; a pillar of the community that he served so well.


December 1, 2009
Palmer H. Williamson, 79, of Parker Ford

Palmer H. Williamson, 79, husband of the late Juanita (Stine) Williamson, passed away on Sunday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Shippensburg, he was the son of the late Hugh H. and Viola E. (Mixell) Williamson.

He was the loving father of Stuart Williamson, husband of Sandy, and Nina Walters, wife of Clyde, cherished grandfather of Heather Wiglusz, wife of Jared, and loving brother of Helen Yurtseven, wife of Nick, and Mary Wingert. Also surviving is one step grandson, 3 step granddaughters and 6 step great grandchildren and his beloved dogs, Rawly and Tigger. He is predeceased by brothers Ronald, Foster, and Myron Williamson, Harold Mixell and sister Winifred Hershey.

Palmer was a teacher at Spring Ford High School for 36 years, retiring in 1993. He graduated with a Masters in Business Education from Shippensburg University. Palmer was a US Army veteran serving in the 101st Airborne as an Army med tech from 1951-1953. He taught Sunday School at Zion Lutheran Church in Spring City. Palmer was a member of both the Cumberland Valley Lodge #315 F&AM and the Consistory in the Valley of Reading Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. Most of all, Palmer was a loving father and grandfather and friend to many and will be sadly missed.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg. Family and friends may call on Friday from 9:00AM to 10:20AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Palmer’s name to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004.

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Dec-2 8:06am

My fondest memories of Palmer are when Juanita was so ill, his devtion to her and his concern for Stuart when he had his accident. He was just as dear as Juanita. Mary Anne Keen

Judy Wambold

Dec-2 11:38am

Stu and Nina-I taught with your dad at Spring-Ford and even sold tickets at football games with him! He was so proud of you and and the rest of his family. Please accept my deepest sympathies.<br /> Judy Wambold

Connie Collins Kline

Dec-3 10:58am

I was a student of Mr. Williamson, graduating in 1961. He was an advisor of our class, but not only that, he was a great teacher and friend to all. He always had time to say 'hello",. When talking to members of the class of l961, he was our favorite. I am not sure how it did it, but he never forgot your name, even after 20, 30, etc. years. I will always remember his. I send you my deepest sympathy.

Maria

Dec-3 3:44pm

Nina,Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.<br /> <br /> Love,Maria,Anthony,Miranda

Tanya Shea

Dec-4 4:09pm

Oh, Mr. Williamson! I have the family in my thoughts and prayers. What a remarkable man! I had the pleasure of having Mr. Williamson for typing and thanks to him and his humor, I have incredible typing skills. I have always remembered my class time with Mr. Williamson and have a picture from the last day of school 1993 when he retired. I remember his laughter and jokes. What a remarkable man and educator! Here's to you Mr. W!! To the family, what an amazing man! You are in my thoughts. Tanya (Mitchell) Shea Class of 1993

Don Seeley

Dec-5 12:13am

My condolences to the entire Williamson family. Palmer was one of my teachers at Spring-Ford High School back in the late 60s and he made learning fun. ... Through the years, I often ran into him at the school because of my job, and he was as sincere and thoughtful then as a friend as he was years earlier as a teacher. He was always quite generous in his compliments about my writing, too, and I took them to heart because of who he was. Greatly admired and respected him, and will miss him. God Bless!


December 1, 2009
Mary Jane Christie, age 53, of Oaks

Mary Jane (MJ) Christie, 53 of Oaks, Pa, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2009 after a courageous 13 month battle with glioblastoma.

MJ is survived by her cherished daughter, Jessica Christie Rafalko, beloved companion Louis Bedell, parents Alexander and Jane Christie of Wayne, brother Rick Christie and his wife Wendy of Collegeville, nieces Quinn and Melissa Christie and nephew Tyler Christie.

MJ graduated from Upper Merion High School and attended Catholic University and Gettysburg College.  She was active in college and community theater productions, particularly musical theater, and sang the lead role in My Fair Lady, Sound of Music, Cabaret, Godspell and The Boy Friend.  She performed with the King Prussia Players, Forge Theater, Pasadena Theatre Company, Colonial Players of Annapolis and Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre.

MJ’s infectious laughter, sense of humor, and keen mind will be missed by family, friends and Iron Mountain co-workers. 

A Memorial Service to celebrate MJ’s life will take place on Thursday, December 3 at 5:30 pm at Catagnus Funeral Home, 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, Pa.   Visitation will be from 4:00 – 5:30pm on December 3.  There will be an opportunity during the service for guests to offer their remembrances.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests those who desire may send a donation to support brain cancer research in MJ’s name to the Abramson Cancer Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,  Attn: Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309.  Checks made be made payable to “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania”.

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Stephen Evans

Dec-1 10:39pm

MJ played the lead (twice) in my first play The Ghost Writer many years ago in Annapolis. Her generous and marvelously funny performance reflected her generous and marvelously funny self. I will always be grateful that she lent us her talents and her presence on and off the stage.

Shelley Greenhouse

Dec-2 12:59pm

When I first moved to Annapolis, I took my daughter to Gymboree. I became part of a playgroup, and got to know MJ though that playgroup. Her friendship and sense of humor help this new mom relax and enjoy motherhood. She was a bright spirit in the world, and she will be missed.

Nancy Steve Brown

Dec-3 8:35pm

Steve and I were so sorry to of your loss. We loved MJ and have so many fond memories of working with her on shows. One of our favorites was when Steve cast her in My Fair Lady! How she shined in that part! Our second favorite, was when she and Lex did You Can't Take It With You! What a cast! MJ could always make us laugh, and her talent will be missed. We wish we could have been there today, but we now live in the Poconos. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Affectionately, Nance & Steve

Lynne Shinozaki Souza

Dec-7 8:17am

"Hello, It's Me" and "Can We Still Be Friends. These are the songs we enjoyed together...35 years later I still vividly see us with peals of laughter singing at the top of our lungs...Todd's songs...Well MJ "Hello it's me...I've thought about us for a long..long time..." thank you for the joy you have brought to my life and for the rest of my life I will continue to think of you with Laughter and Love. Please forgive me for not saying good-bye!

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Dec-8 12:51pm

MJ and I shared a love of singing and many times when she came around the corner to relieve me on the switchboard we would have a great duet. She was a soprano and I am an alto! She would often say "Here she comes Miss Demeanor" her father used to call her that. We certainly had fun working together all those years. She will always be remembered for her voice and smile as well. I will never forget you born on 7 11.


November 30, 2009
William “Fish” Fisher, loved the outdoors

William “Fish” Fisher, age 55, husband of Kathleen E. (Loker) Fisher, of Pike Township, Boyertown, died Thursday at his residence.

Born in Pottstown he was the son of Donald and June (Coccie) Fisher, of St. Lawrence Pa.  He was a 1973 graduate of Boyertown High School, and worked for Columbia Boiler Co. in Pottstown for the past ten years. Prior to that he worked at both Boyertown Packaging, and Eastern Foundry, in Boyertown.

Bill was a member of the Reading Motorcycle Club, along with Pikeville Sportsmans Club, Boyertown Rod & Gun Club, Popodickon Bowmen, and the Community Rod & Gun Club, in Bechtelsville. He enjoyed hunting, particularly archery hunting, fishing, riding his Harley and Rhino UTV with his grandson as co-pilot, golf, camping and at one time snowmobiling.  He also enjoyed Nascar racing and racing at Grandview, where he served on a modified pit crew in the past.

Surviving with his wife of 34 years, and his parents, is a daughter: Casey B. Fisher, of Boyertown, and a grandson; Leaf A. Fisher.  Also surviving are two brothers; Donald and David Fisher, both of Douglassville, and a sister; Carol Erb, of Douglassville.

Funeral services will be 11:30AM on Saturday December 5, 2009, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Phila. Ave. Gilbertsville, with Chaplain Rich Grill, officiating.  Burial will be in Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown.  Friends may call on Saturday Dec. 5, 2009, from 9:30AM to 11:15 AM, at the funeral home. The family requests casual dress and even camouflage for the day of the service, because that is what Bill would have wanted.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the: Leaf Fisher Education Fund, c/o Nat’l Penn Bank, 116 County Line Road, Boyertown, PA  19512 .

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Natalie Rogers

Nov-30 1:48pm

Bill was the oldest brother of my friend Carol. I remember being at their apartment in Stowe. My heart goes out to Mr. & Mrs. Fisher, Donald, David and of course, Carol. Love, Natalie

Janet Hurlbrink

Nov-30 4:33pm

Carol, I was sorry to learn about your brother. My deepest condolences are with you and your family. May your memories of him stay strong in your heart and mind. Love, Janet

Helene Sconnely Vanderslice

Nov-30 11:57pm

June is our cousin, so we wanted to let you know how very sorry we all were to hear about the loss of your son. Please know our hearts & thoughts are with you all. Sincere Sympathy The Sconnely kids<br /> James & Merle Sconnely<br /> Ralph & Sallie (Sconnely) Reitmeyer<br /> Bonnie (Sconnely) Johnson<br /> Carl & Kathy (Sconnely) Argetsinger<br /> Gerald & Helene (Sconnely) Vanderslice

Kelly Sperow Schultz

Dec-1 9:56pm

I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Although I didn't know Bill only knew of him, I am deeply saddened for the family. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and may God be with you all during this hard time! Kelly, Joey and Alexis

Elaine Fedyk

Dec-2 9:04pm

Dear Casey and Mrs. Fisher, my deepest condolences go out to both of you. I know that these last few months for Mr. Fisher and both of you must have been the hardest moments ever to go though. Your are in my thoughs and prayers every day and I pray for both of you to find strengh, acceptance and all the good memeories you have had with him. With Love, Elaine

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Dec-5 7:52am

I've thought about you a lot since my time caring for Bill. You had a long journey. May God be near you in your time of grief.<br /> <br /> Elsie

Howard Teschner

Dec-13 7:12pm

Hi Fisher family, hi kath im sorry i could not be there today i so wanted to be but Gladys came home on friday and with the help from the kids we will be taking care of her. Our throughts and prayers our with you and your family. We go back a long way and i missed all the great times we had at the campground it was best times of our lives and we will always remember !! Things i remember<br /> <br /> golfing : Billy could throw his club farther then he just hit the ball<br /> 3 wheelers : wheelin willy he loved riding on just the 2 back wheels<br /> horse shoes :: it was great being partners with him we won most of the time unless we played wayne and phil lol<br /> hunting : when we first met both of you he had bear skin on your table i throught he was nuts haha<br /> Dinners: we had many dinners together i think that why im so heavy today .<br /> There so many memories that i have i would be here all day writing so i'll stop now and just say god bless all of you .<br /> <br /> With all our love, Howard,Gladys,Kyle,Korey and Lisa <br />


November 30, 2009
Jim L. Faust, 50, of Stowe

Jim L. Faust, 50, companion of Liz Beckwith for 25 years, passed away on Thursday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Hannah (Bossert) Faust of Pottstown.

Surviving are his sons Kevin Faust, husband of Dana and Steven Faust; brother Scott Faust, husband of Kym, sister Connie Shelly, grandson Jason Faust and grandchildren Freddie, Shawn, Cassandra, and Roselie Vega and Jaymes Beckwith. Also surviving is aunt Mary Sell, uncle James Bossert, step-daughter Sheila Vega, and step son Ron Beckwith, companion of Dee Sorg. He is predeceased by his aunt Katherine Gerhart and Dorothy Heimbach.

Jim enjoyed fishing, video games, going golfing and loved spending time in the garden with his mother.  He would take day trips and liked going to antique car shows. He was a hockey and baseball fan too. Jim treasured spending time with his grandchildren, most especially Rosie.

Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family. The family requests that no flowers be sent.

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Peggy Mazei

Nov-30 10:00am

I am so sorry for all that has happened and especially for your loss. I will surely miss Jim as will all the people here at Pennsylvania Insert Corporation. Peggy Mazei

robert bealer

Nov-30 7:43pm

id like to send my condolences to liz and family,sorry to hear about jim,may god bless you and the family

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Dec-6 6:44am

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November 30, 2009
Theresa R. Fox, 65, loving wife, mother and grandmother

Theresa R. (Wentzel) Fox, 65, wife of Barton W. Fox of 27 years, of Warwick Twp., passed away on Friday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Susan (Wargo) Wentzel.

Surviving  are children Dan Matalavage Jr., Erika T. Taylor both of Pottstown, Brian Lukehart of Harleysville and Chad B. Fox of Oley; sister Evelyn Barbuto of New Jersey;  grandchildren Jerrica, Devon, Jessica, Danielle, Elizabeth and Chase and mother in law Frances Fox. She is predeceased by sisters Eleanor Wentzel, Roseann Bartholomew and Dorothy Valentine and brother Donald Wentzel.

Theresa was a member of the Birdsboro American Legion and a former member of ST. Gabriel RC Church in Stowe. She was an avid gardener and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will be private.  Friends may call on Tuesday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in Theresa’s name to her husband Barton Fox, 2443 N. Hillcamp Road, Pottstown, PA 19465.

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Helene Jerry Vanderslice

Dec-1 12:05am

Bart, <br /> Sallie told me about Terri tonight when she called. I was so sorry to hear that. Just wanted you to know that we will be thinking of you & your entire family during this difficult time. Sincere Sympathy<br /> Jerry & Helene Vanderslice<br /> (In case you can't think straight right now, I worked at SF with you both & I am Sallies sister in Florida). Take Care Bart

the leibenspergers

Dec-1 3:27pm

We send you our deepest sympathies and pray God wraps his arms around all of you and gives you comfort.


November 27, 2009
Michael Dominic Cantamaglia, age 16

Michael Dominic Cantamaglia, age 16, son of Craig R. and Karen L. (McAlpin) Cantamaglia, of Green Hill Rd., Barto, died Monday in auto accident in East Coventry Twp. Michael’s heart always belonged to Pottsgrove, where he resided for most of his life.

He was born in Norristown, and was an 11th grade student at Pottsgrove High School.

He enjoyed playing soccer and loved snowboarding.  But more than anything, Mike’s friends were his life.  Mike, beloved to them as Cant or Chewy, loved his friends and lived with a shy smile and a contagious laugh that brought fun and comfort to those closest to him.  Mike was happiest when everyone around him was happy.

Michael lived in basketball shorts, sweats and sneakers or flip flops. In true tribute and loving memory honoring him, as he will always be, the family is asking for a casual dress at all services, sweats, jeans, team wear, comfort clothes, as that was truly Michael, as those closest know all too well, is what he would want.

Surviving with his parents are a Paternal Grandmother, Dorothy Capoferri, of Trooper, and Maternal Grandparents, Maria A. and William T. McAlpin, of Woodbridge Va. Also surviving is a brother, Brandon D. Cantamaglia, of Barto.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday at St. James U.C.C., 321 S. Limerick Rd., Limerick Pa., with the Rev. James Roth, officiating. Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories.  Friends may call on Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, and also on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:15 AM, at the church. 

Contributions may be made in his memory to the:  Michael D. Cantamaglia, Pottsgrove Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o TriCounty Credit Union, 1550 Medical Dr., Pottstown, Pa.  19464.

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Dustin Brunner

Nov-27 1:43pm

R.I.P. Mike You will be in are heart all the time and we will miss u a lot so i hope we see u up there and it was fun to hang out with u and u were the coolst kid in Pottsgorve school and stay trong and we will miss u. R.I.P. Mike R.I.P. Mike R.I.P. Mike R.I.P. Mike R.I.P. Mike R.I.P. Mike

Barbara Ruminski

Nov-27 6:40pm

Karen,Craig abd Brandon,<br /> You may not remember me, but I worked for Dr. Mea for 14 years and I am very saddened by your loss. I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you at this time and I am so sorry to hear this news. His obituary is precious, I really like the presentation, very sweet and nice. <br /> I watched Michael grow up through the years and when I hear news such as this, it sincerely hits my heart.<br /> Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.<br /> Take care!<br /> Barb<br />

your neighbors karen bill

Nov-27 7:52pm

our thought & prayers are with you & your family at this time of sorrow

your neighbors karen bill

Nov-27 8:01pm

our thought & prayers are with you & your family for your loss of your son.

Brenda jacob

Nov-27 8:20pm

God bless you cantamaglia family. My heart aches for all of you at this difficult time.

Lisa Evans Frederick Agliano and Casey Agliano

Nov-27 10:00pm

Our prayers are with the family. It is so hard when you lose a love one. If there is anything that you please give us a call. We are there for your lost.

Kathy Rusek

Nov-29 6:06pm

My heart aches for you and your family.

Janet

Nov-30 5:12am

My Heart aches in disbelief and deep deep saddness. I loved Michael and I love you all.

Todd Beckie George

Nov-30 12:42pm

We were so stunned and saddened for the loss of Mike. There is no harder loss and our hearts ache for you. God Bless you with good memories and the knowledge that love surrounds you at this time.

Brian Cantymagli

Nov-30 3:48pm

Karen, Craig and Brandon,<br /> I am terribly sorry for your loss. Michael sounds like a wonderful person and I am deeply saddened that I never had the opportunity meet him. Even though we have never met because of riff between our grandfathers, I am truly heartbroken by the news. <br /> <br /> It really hurt when I read that his friends called him Cant. I too shared this nickname growing up.<br /> I wanted you to know that my sisters and I are thinking of you and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. <br /> <br /> Brian Cantymagli<br /> Sharon (Cantymagli) Roberts<br /> Diane (Cantymagli) Ruback<br /> Alysane (Cantymagli) Shinners

Danielle Palmieri

Nov-30 9:23pm

My heart and prayers go out to the Cantamaglia family during this difficult time. I will never forget Michael's little face the first day of Kindergarten!

Stephen Teitelman

Dec-1 4:24pm

Karen and family,<br /> I wish you all the best and offer my prayers to you all to give you the strength to cope with this loss. I never met Michael, but it sounds like he touched the lives of all that knew him. God Bless!!!

The Holdsworth Family Chris Sharon Natalie and CJ

Dec-2 12:25pm

Craig, Karen and Brandon: <br /> Please know that you are in our prayers. We were deeply saddened to hear of Michael's untimely passing. CJ and Michael were classmates at St. Pius, and played Little League ball together. We remember Michael from the 10 year old tournament team with CJ. What a beautiful young man. We know that his life was filled with many blessings. All our love.<br /> Chris, Sharon, Natalie and CJ

Jackie Brogley

Dec-3 11:02am

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Marcia Bishop

Dec-11 1:30am

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cantamaglia and Brandon, <br /> Death leaves a heartache no one can heal but love leaves a memory no one can steal. Memories will keep Michael alive in our hearts forever. He was a great kid! Love, Marcia Bishop Former School Counselor at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary


November 25, 2009
Melissa J. Clemons, 46, of Pottstown

Melissa J. (Price) Clemons, 46, of Pottstown, wife of Mareles A. Clemons, passed away at home on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 after an extensive fight with brain cancer.

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Mary Jane (Price) Ross.

Surviving with her husband are “her girls” (daughters), Taylor L. Clemons and Ashley A. Clemons, companion of Nathan S. Govan; her twin sister Melanie J. (Price) Clemons, wife of Tranies Clemons Jr., sisters Robin E. (Price) Martin, Jo A. Price, Felicia L. Price, and Wendy E. Price; brothers Tracy A. Price, husband of Terri, Jonathan A. Jones, husband of Jaime, and Leslie A. Price; grandson Nathan S. Govan II and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her sister Lynn A. Price.

Melissa was a member of Bethel AME Church in Pottstown. She was a fun-loving person with a passion for music, especially Stevie Wonder, singing and dancing. A member of both the Elks Lodge and American Legion in Pottstown, Melissa was a social butterfly who liked to laugh and live life to the fullest; her zeal and enthusiasm were contagious.  SHE WILL ALWAYS AND FOREVER BE LOVED AND GREATLY MISSED!

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2009, at 10:00am at Bethel AME Church, 401 Beech Street, Pottstown with Rev. Dr. Vernon Ross, Jr. officiating.  Burial will be private.

Flowers may be sent to Bethel AME Church in Pottstown. Donations may be made in Melissa’s name to her husband Mareles Clemons, 970 Valley Lane, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Beth McGlocklin Stevens

Nov-26 2:55pm

I was stunned when I read about Melissa. I went to school with Melissa and Melanie. My condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Joe Zangrilli Family

Nov-27 6:06pm

My condolenses to Mareles and his family for the loss of Melissa. She will be greatly missed. I've known her some over the years. And I could tell she was a very loving wife and mother. You all will be in our prayers and thoughts.

Elaine T Blakey

Nov-27 10:30pm

To Melissa's family, Robert and I send our deepest and most sincere condolences. She was such a special young lady to me,personally. She was my daily e-mail buddy, always sending me beautiful religious readings. I will always remember her beautiful smile and the light in her eyes that made me smile.<br /> May God grant each of you the comfort you seek at this time in your life. May He bless you with His Peace.<br /> Our Love,<br /> Elaine & Robert Blakey<br /> Harrisonburg, VA<br />

Chrissy Palmer

Nov-28 9:22am

To the Family,<br /> I wish to express my deepest sympathy. I knew Melissa from Pine Forge, and when ever I saw her she aleays had a big smile on her face. She will sadly be miss.<br /> Chrissy Palmer <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

Anne Pinto

Dec-1 10:17am

Last Tuesday we lost our dear lovable Melissa. Always a smile on her face that brightened our office - and now that she is in her glory with all the treasures God has stored for her, may she rest in peace. God Bless you Melissa.

Brenda Peace

Dec-1 2:32pm

Melissa was a loving and caring person.We made friends, and I cherished it and always will. <br /> <br /> One Day we will meet again!<br /> It's never east to-say good bye to the one we love so much; we find we miss so many things-a smile,a vocie, a touch. But love lives on in memories that never truly end, and God gives the assurance that one day we'll meet again. To the family I Love You.<br /> <br /> Brenda Peace


November 24, 2009
Mary K. (Broome) Arnt, 88, of Pottstown

Mary K. (Broome) Arnt, 88, wife of the late Gilbert E. Arnt, of Pottstown, passed away on Sunday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Snyder, OK, she was the daughter of the late William B. and Kate (Ross) Broome.

Surviving are children Carole V. Hope, Kenneth E. Arnt, husband of M. Susan Arnt, and Vena K. Ackerman, wife of G. James Ackerman; brother Wendell Broome, husband of Virginia, and sister Alma Jo Coffelt. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by 6 siblings.

Mary was a very active member of St. James Lutheran Church in Pottstown where she was a member of WELCA and was on the church counsel numerous times. She was a helper with the Relay for Life and a volunteer at PMMC.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 10:00AM at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 High Street, Pottstown with Rev. Peter Hutchinson officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery in East Stroudsburg, PA. Family and friends may call on Wednesday, 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown and on Friday from 9:00Am to 9:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Sherann Bush

Nov-24 1:25pm

Dear Arnt family, please know that my mother and I keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories you have and your faith help you through this most difficult time. My mother loved Mary very much and always enjoyed writing to her, receiving a note, or chatting with her. She will be missed.

Clyde M Wasson

Nov-24 1:57pm

To the Children Go my deepest condolences May your Mother rest in Gods Hands Amen !!

garnet c nye jr

Nov-24 2:46pm

In Deepest Sympathy

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Dec-1 3:30pm

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND MEMBERS SEND YOU OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. MARY WILL BE MISSED.


November 23, 2009
Richard M. Christman, 55, of North Coventry

Richard M. Christman, 55, of North Coventry Twp., passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 19.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of Ronald A. and Joan E. (Hagenbuch) Christman.

Surviving are his daughters Nicole Lynn and Jessica Marie Christman from North Coventry Twp; sisters Lori A. Daniels, wife of Christopher J., and Terri Lynn Raimondo, both of North Coventry Twp.; niece Amanda Daniels and nephew Patrick Daniels.

Richard was a member of the Owen J Roberts class of 1972. He was a former employee of Sanatoga Landscaping and Reinhart Painting. He enjoyed going to the shore, playing cards and sharing stories. Richard was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed going deep sea fishing. He was a loving father, brother, son and friend who will be greatly missed.

Family and friends will be welcomed and greeted on Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a memorial service beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown.  Burial will follow at Shenkel Church Cemetery in North Coventry.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s name to the Chester County SPCA , 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380 or Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, 1710 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465.

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George Law

Dec-3 2:13pm

Keeping You Close in Caring Thoughts and Prayers.<br /> <br /> Though your hearts must hold deep sadness at the loss of the one you loved, may it also hold the blessings of the life you shared and the love that will always be a part of you.<br /> Praying that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit, and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace.<br /> <br /> I will always remember the kindness extended to me as a child and young man by the Christman Family.Dick and I were friends we swam together, played Baseball together, fished in the creek that ran by his house, explored all creation anywhere and everywhere. When we were young men just starting out, our paths took different directions. I joined the military and left Pottstown "on the road to find out" and lost contact with Dick. My thought often turned to my friends and buddies I left behind. I now miss Tommy Dan, Eric High, Gary (Garrett) Kane and now Richard (Dick) Christman, plus too many others over the so few years since. I don't know what happened to us? How we got so lost. But by God's grace alone I once was lost but now I'm found. Out of town commitments will prevent me from attending the service so please accept my words and thoughts of Richard as though I am there. <br /> <br /> Ecclesiastes 3:9-11 <br /> <br /> 9 What does the worker gain from his toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.<br /> <br />

Stephen Smith

Dec-5 8:29pm

Sorry I didnt make it to yhe viewing. I remember Richard from High school. I am also from the class of 72. Best wishes to the family,Steve.


November 20, 2009
Herbert R. Tomarelli, 68, of North Coventry

Herbert R.”Bert” Tomarelli, 68, of North Coventry Twp., husband of Julia A. “Judy” (Rhile) Tomarelli, wife of 43 years, passed away suddenly on Wednesday at his home.

Born in Bryn Mawr, he was the son of the late Herbert and Mary (Tancini) Tomarelli.

Surviving with his wife is their son Joseph R. Tomarelli, husband of Lisa, of Limerick; daughters Marianne Johnson, wife of Jeffrey, of Denver, CO., and Jennifer Dawson of Pottstown; brother James Tomarelli of Santa Fe, NM and grandchildren Alexander and Jenna Tomarelli, Rachel Dawson and Julia and Lauren Johnson. He is predeceased by a son Daniel Tomarelli.

Herbert was a member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in Pottstown and a member of the Pottstown Senior Center.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 10:30AM at St. Thomas More RC Church, Rt100 & Cadmus Rd., Pottstown with Fr. Hugh Dougherty officiating. Burial will follow in Most Blessed Sacrament RC Church Cemetery, Bally. Family and friends may call on Monday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Herbert’s name to the ST. Thomas More Building Fund, 2101 Pottstown Pike, Pottstown, PA 19465.

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TED AND DONNA CHENEY

Nov-21 10:08am

Dear Judy and Family,<br /> We extend our sincere sympathy to you. We have many fond memories of time spent with you and Bert, and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.<br /> May God bless you and keep you, and hold you in the palm of His hand.<br /> We love you, Donna and Ted

Beth and Nick Tuscai

Nov-22 8:11pm

The Tomarelli Family, Nick and I are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Rich Willard

Nov-23 8:43am

Joe,<br /> I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I appologize for not being able to attend his service but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family this day.<br /> Rich

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER

Dec-1 3:33pm

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND MEMBERS SEND YOU OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. BERT WILL BE MISSED.


November 20, 2009
Clarence Rahn, 97, of Topton

Clarence Rahn, 97, of Topton, husband of the late Evelyn T. (Tyson) Rahn, passed away on Wednesday at the Topton Lutheran Home.

Born in Perkiomenville, he was the son of the late James S. Rahn Jr and Katie (Yerger) Rahn.
Surviving is his nieces Barbara Stoudt and Linda Egolf and sister in law Esther Witwer. Also surviving are great nieces and great nephews. He is predeceased by his siblings Howard, Claude, and Russel Rahn and Helen Swoyer.

Clarence was a retired die caster from Doehler Jarvis in Pottstown. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Douglassville and Grace Congregation of the Lutheran Home in Topton.  Clarence was a member of the American Rhododendron Society, Valley Forge Chapter where he served on counsel there and judged flower shows including the Philadelphia Flower Show. A life member of the American Forestry Association, he and his wife were owners of Rahns Nursery in Douglassville.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 8th, 11AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Family and friends will be welcomed on Tuesday, December 8th from 10AM to 11AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clarence’s name to the Valley Forge Chapter of the Rhododendron Society, P.O. Box 715, Southeastern, PA 19399-0715.

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November 20, 2009
George R. Weaver Sr., 85, of Gilbertsville

George R. Weaver, Sr., Age 85, beloved husband of Frances E. (Edwards) Weaver of Gilbertsville, PA passed from this world to go his home with the Lord on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late William G. and Julia P. (Zurbach) Weaver.

Mr. and Mrs. Weaver were married 62 years. George was a graduate of Simon Gratz High School; and attended Temple University in the Pre-Medicine program. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II in the European Theatre as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne in France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg.  He survived many combat missions including the Battle of Bastogne following which he was awarded a field promotion to the rank of Major; he was the recipient of the Bronze Star, the WWII Victory Medal, The Good Conduct Medal and European Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.

He was employed for over twenty years as a Pharmaceutical Representative for the former Carter-Wallace Pharmaceutical Company until his retirement.

George was a servant of the Lord and an active member of the New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served on Church Council, and the Sunday School Committee.  

He was active in the Boy Scouts of America program with Troop 36 in Gilbertsville, PA and was a recipient of the Order of the Arrow.

George loved the outdoors, camping, and vacationing with his family by automobile and motorcycle; he was an award-winning weightlifter at the Pottstown YMCA, and also enjoyed flying having earned his private pilot license. 

In addition to his devoted wife, George is survived by his three sons, whom he regarded as his “proudest accomplishments”:  George R. Weaver Jr., W. Douglas Weaver, and Keith M. Weaver and their wives Karen, Helen, and Tamara, as well as seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.   George also will be deeply missed by his other relatives and countless friends who loved his humor, charm, wisdom, and good nature.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of George’s life on Sunday November 22, 2009 at 2:00pm at the New Hanover Lutheran Church, 2941 Lutheran Road Gilbertsville, PA 19525, with the Reverend Thomas M. Lang officiating. Burial will be conducted privately in Maine, George’s favorite state.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts made in his memory to the New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church at the above address. 

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david and pat poley

Nov-20 8:23pm

George and Karen we are very sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family always

The Schweiger Family

Nov-20 8:49pm

Dear Mrs. Weaver and family...Our deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family from our family. Mr. Weaver (also known as Poppy by our children) always welcomed our family at NHLC and made us feel at home. Ryan and Brennan always looked forward to his candy filled pockets on Sundays. What a wonderful and inspiring person he was to know. I'm sure the Lord has embrassed him and said "welcome home. Job well done". With love and sympathy...Ted, Beth, Ryan, and Brennan (Becker) Schweiger

Barb Derr

Nov-21 2:35pm

My thougths and prays are with you and your family at this time of need. Take care.God bless you all. Barb

James V DeAngelo

Nov-21 5:55pm

My deepest sympathy to the Weaver family. I enjoyed George as we would see each other at the Pottstown YMCA. I would thank George on veterans day for his great service to his country, as he was a true american hero. I will be out of town on Nov. 22nd, or I would certainly join you for his celebration of life.<br /> <br /> God Bless.

Cong Phan

Nov-22 6:48pm

Dear Frances and family,<br /> <br /> I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You must be devastated, and so was I. Words cannot explain how I'm feeling right now. George was a very big part of my life, and he will be greatly missed by everyone he touched. The memories that we've both shared, I will forever cherish. I've seen him at his worst and at the time, it almost broke me. Even though I've prepared myself for this day, I still can't seem to accept that he's gone. I feel your hurt and pain, trust me. We've all lost a great man. To Fran, I wish you the best and hope you get through this ordeal in a positive way. And to George, thank you for the memories and being my friend. I love you like a father. May you rest in peace. <br /> <br /> Your buddy,<br /> Cong

Friends at Cache River Refuge

Nov-23 11:23am

Frances and family words cannot express enough our heartfelt sorrow for your loss. Our daily thoughts and prayers remain with you.

Diane Geisler Bartolomeo

Nov-27 5:40pm

Dear Weaver Family,<br /> <br /> I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of Mr. Weaver. I would like everyone to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.<br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> <br /> Diane Bartolomeo<br /> Flower Mound, TX

Garnet C Nye Jr

Dec-1 9:41am

In Deepest Sympathy


November 15, 2009
Frances T. Hnath, beloved wife and mother

Frances T. (Pauly) Hnath, age 83, wife of Stephen Hnath, of Laurelwood Rd., North Coventry Twp., died Saturday in Parkhouse Providence Pointe, Royersford.

Born in Frackville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary (Schragen) Pauly.

She had worked at the former Jacob’s Plant 2, Pottstown, and later at Dana Corp., which at that time was called Spicer’s. After working at Spicer’s, she then worked at Neapco in Pottstown, in the accounting office.

She was a member of St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Pottstown, where she had been a member of the St. Aloysius Senior’s group. Prior to this, she had been a member and volunteered her time to the St. John’s Ladies Guild of St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church.  She was also a member of the Neapco retiree’s.  Frances enjoyed gardening and her home, but most of all she loved and enjoyed her family.

Surviving with her husband of 61 years, is a daughter; Gwenn F., wife of Paul G. Sawchuk, of S. Coventry Twp., along with two granddaughters, Andrea M. Sawchuk, of Pottstown, and Erin K. Sawchuk, of Royersford.  She was pre-deceased by a daughter; Ellen K. Hnath, and 2 brothers; Lawrence and Peter F. Pauly, along with six sisters; Elizabeth Williams, Dolores Timmins, Madeline Mete, Maria Hadley, Virginia Scheifley, and Celeste Gribb.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, at St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Hanover & Beech Sts., Pottstown.  Burial will be in St. John the Byzantine Church Cemetery, Pottstown. Friends may call on Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:15 AM, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown.

Contributions may be made in her memory to:  Parkhouse Providence Pointe, 1600 Black Rock Rd., Royersford, Pa. 19468, and/or Nat’l Parkinson Foundation, Mary Ann Sprinkle, Dir. of Development, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL 33136-1494.

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John and Sue Bigham

Nov-16 9:59am

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs.Hnath - Our condolences to all of your family. May your mom rest in peace. <br /> <br /> John and Sue

Estelle Gimbar

Nov-17 7:01pm

Dear Gwenn, Paul, Andrea, and Erin,<br /> <br /> You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother (and grandmother).You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there for you. <br /> <br /> Love, <br /> Estelle

J D Dallas

Nov-18 8:58am

Dear Gwenn,Paul,Erin and Andrea,<br /> Words can not express enough our heartfelt sorrow for your loss.<br /> The Dallas Family

Patrick Betty Wolfe

Nov-18 3:39pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Frances was a cousin of Pat's Mom - Emma Burdess Wolfe (died in 1995).


November 12, 2009
Louise L. Watson, 82, of Pottstown

Louise L. (Dabney) Watson, 82, of Pottstown, passed away on Wednesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Savannah, GA, she was the daughter of the late John and Ola Dabney.

Surviving is her daughter Charlene L. Cushman, wife of Edward Sr., of Pottstown; sister Amanda Dabney Johnson of Pottstown; grandchildren Clifton (Chip), Colin, and Christopher Glenn all of Pottstown, 4 great grandchildren, nieces Jackie and Bonnie and godchild Regina Stemier. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by sisters Lorraine and Mae Dabney and brothers John Dabney and O.D. Smith.

Louise worked at Edgewood School as a foster grandparent. She was a member of 2nd Baptist Church in Pottstown and attended Mt. Hermon Baptist Church in Amity. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, knitting, sewing, and baking pies and cakes for her family and friends. Louise was loved by all.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc. 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will be private. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 1:00PM to 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

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Nov-13 10:41am

Charlene<br /> <br /> My heartfelt prayers are with you in this difficult time. Love you - Ernestine

Brenda Harrison

Nov-13 4:35pm

Mrs.Louise L she was so nice to me and she was supposed to teach me crocheting and help me to knit that is all and to Miss Amanda and i love her and i am sorry that Miss Louise Love Stephanie Core (Brenda's daughter)

winston and willamena kelly

Nov-13 5:52pm

Dear Friend<br /> We are sorry for your lost may God bless you and your family and keep you strong.

Lorenzo bo Watson

Nov-19 4:49pm

These words are filled with thoughts and understanding and more than anything else, with hope that each day ahead will bring a measure of comfort. With love from your nephew 'bo'

Ryan Glenn

Dec-30 12:02am

I love and miss you so much Nana. Rest in peace.


November 10, 2009
Sally C. Lang, beloved mother, grandmother

Sally C. (Cross) Lang, age 76, of Pottstown, passed away after a brief illness, with her family by her side, on Saturday, November 7th, 2009, at Manatawny Manor, E. Coventry Twp.

She was the wife of the late Philip C. “Pete” Lang, with whom she shared 25 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 1983.  Born in Columbus Ohio, she was the daughter of the late James and M. Arletha Cross.

She attended Pottstown Schools and received a 2-year degree from the Reading Business Institute.  She went on to work for various doctors’ offices in the Pottstown area, worked at Manatawny Manor alongside her husband and retired as a medical transcriptionist from the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in 2000.

Sally was member and past president of Junior Service League, Pottstown, and enjoyed singing with the Melody Maids.  She attended Zion’s U.C.C., Pottstown, participated in a book club and spent as much time as she could with her beloved grandchildren. She was the “Mom” to many of her children’s friends, and she enjoyed reading, cooking, and vacations with her family.

Mrs. Lang is survived by her children, Elnor “Noni” Herb of Pottstown, Beth L. Cozzone, wife of Glenn, of Loveland, Ohio, James C. Lang, husband of Megan, of East Coventry, and Philip C. Lang, Jr., husband of Angela, of Lower Pottsgrove Twp., along with a brother, John C. Cross and his wife Paula, of Worthington, Ohio, twelve grandchildren; Joshua, Joseph and Thomas Graydus, Gregory Herb, Eric and Sandra Cozzone, Nicholas, Craig, Paige, Brynn, Sarah and Avery Lang and one great-grandchild, Elizabeth Graydus and much-loved nieces and great nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by siblings, Susan Jane Cross and William H. Cross.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at 11 AM, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, with the Rev. Dr. Peter Nichols, officiating.  Family and friends may call on Saturday from 10 to 10:45 AM, at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: American Heart Assoc., 625 W. Ridge Pike, Building A., Suite 100, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428.

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The Mansfield Family

Nov-10 4:47pm

We will miss you Sally but the memories we've shared will last a lifetime. Our love and hearfelt sympathy go out to your loved ones. May peace be with all of you.

Ginny Slichter

Nov-11 11:48am

Dear kids, remembering all those times your mom and my mom and I made the bar-b-q for the Manor bazzars - we had so much fun! Know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.<br /> Fondly, Ginny Slichter

Susan Brennan Giacalone

Nov-11 11:27pm

Beth,Noni,Jimmy,Phil & family:<br /> So many lovely memories of a courageous lady & wonderful mom-- to the whole "gang". She will be remembered fondly, forever. I am grateful I got to see you in Pottstown last week Beth, and sorry I didn't get to the Manor earlier. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, your spouses and children. <br /> Much Love, <br /> Suzi and Joe & the kids<br />

Valdis Haldeman Catanzaro

Nov-11 11:37pm

Phil,<br /> I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear about the passing of your mom. I hope that knowing she is with God now helps you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Bill and Debi Kirkner

Nov-14 7:40am

Dear Beth, Noni, Jimmy and Phil, <br /> <br /> Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We loved Sally very much. She was a part of our family too. <br /> <br /> She and Mom had so much fun going on vacations together with Glenn and Beth and kids! They enjoyed each others company. We just can believe that they are both gone, but we can take comfort in the fact that they are together with Jesus and having a wonderful time I am sure!!<br /> <br /> We Love you!!<br /> <br /> Bill and Debi

Scott and Jennifer Berry

Nov-14 9:08am

We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Phil, Jimmy, Beth, & Noni. Your mom was a great lady & will be forever missed!!!

David Fronheiser

Nov-16 12:17pm

Noni, Jimmy, Phillip and Beth...<br /> My Mom just called me and I am so sorry for your loss. I can only hope that the lasting memories of such an incredible woman and mother will endure. Remembering the cookies, pool parties, snow blizzards and more...my sympathy, your friend, David.

Pottstown Area Seniors Center

Nov-17 3:38pm

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND MEMBERS SEND YOU OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE. SALLY WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS. SHE WILL BE MISSED.


November 10, 2009
Dorothy V. Rhoads, beloved mother

Dorothy V. (Nagle) Rhoads, age 89, wife of the late Eugene V. Rhoads, of Parkhouse at Providence Pointe, Royersford, and formerly of Pottstown, died Sunday at Parkhouse.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Clara A. (Shaner) Nagle.

Prior to getting married Dorothy was a professional nanny in both the Pottstown and Washington D.C. area’s. She was a member of St. Paul’s Church, Stowe.

Surviving are two sons; John N. husband of Shirley Rhoads, of Canton TX, and Bradley J. Rhoads, husband of Holly Miller, of Reading Pa. Also surviving is a godson; Robert Cauler, of Pottstown, and a goddaughter; Francine Ramsayer, of Wilmington Del., along with seven grandchildren; Duane Taylor, Sherri Murff, John V. Rhoads, Amanda Rhoads, Alexandrea Rhoads, Mackenize Rhoads, and Zakaree Rhoads, and five great grandchildren and one great great grandson.  She was pre-deceased by a sister; Frances L. Schrader.

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM, Wednesday, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, with the Rev. Karen Creasy, officiating. Burial will be Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, at the funeral home.

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Beverly Beck

Nov-11 4:55am

John and family, you have my heartfelt sympathy. I had the pleasure of meeting your mom a number of years ago when she and your dad came to Texas for a visit. Very nice people. I know you will miss her. <br /> <br /> Beverly Beck

Sherri

Nov-13 11:43am

When I think about Nana, I smile. She always made me smile. She loved everything and everybody it seemed. She knew how to tell a good story. She loved to hear one, too. <br /> <br /> I know that she is with the Lord and with her loved ones that went on before her. I know this because of how she spoke of the Lord and her love for Him. I look forward to that day when I will see her again. <br /> 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 "Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him."<br /> Grieving with hope,<br /> Sherri

Kathleen Charlie

Nov-13 11:53am

we're so sorry for your loss. It's always hard to loose a loved one. If we can help you in anyway, just call. Have a safe trip home.<br /> love, Kathleen & Charlie

Brittany Taylor

Nov-13 12:28pm

Pop Pop and Nanny, <br /> I am so proud of you both for facing and overcoming the hardships these past two weeks have held for you both. It was just one year ago Grandma passed and we have all gotten stronger, as we will with the passing of nana. The key is to remember the good times shared, the smiles and memories and always remember you will see her again.


November 3, 2009
Timothy A. Weber, 58, of Royersford

Timothy A. “Web” Weber, 58, of Royersford, passed away suddenly on Thursday at his home.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Joan M. (Spielman) Weber of Pottstown and the late Thomas Edmund Wills Weber.

Surviving with his mother is his brother Tom Weber of Pottstown; sisters Wendy Weber of Virginia Beach, VA, and Terrie Hafer, wife of Neil, of Elverson; niece Lauren Hafer and nephew Jordan Hafer.

Tim was a 1970 graduate of Pottstown High School. He worked construction for Pottstown Newcrete and Universal Concrete. His latest work was as a truck driver for Sunny Slope Dairy and Peter Lumber Yard. Tim was President of the Wall Boys Car Club in Pottstown and an officer at Upper Pottsgrove Fire Company. He enjoyed swimming at North End Swim Club and the Pottstown YMCA and playing sand lot football around Pottstown.

Service and interment are private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in Tim’s name to American Heart Association, 5455 North High Street, Columbus, OH, 43214 to help fight heart disease.

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Bob Sheperak

Nov-4 8:02am

Every once in a great while, God puts someone very special on this earth. Timmy is one of those special few. Throughout his life, he touched the lives of many, always leaving things better than he found them. As one of "the few", he would always go out of his way to help someone, never asking for anything in return. Of all the people I have ever met, Tim was always there.. a "real friend".<br /> <br /> My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Mom and the family. I know Timmy and his Dad now have the best seats in the house for every Penn State game. Peace my friend.<br /> <br /> Shep

rich hillegass

Nov-4 9:49am

Good-bye to a fine and wonderful man. It is my prayer that you are in His arms now. Our Wall Boys days are to be remembered always. When I stepped down as Prez, there wasn't a better qualified guy to take over than you. You will be missed by many.<br /> <br /> Rich

John Hendershed

Nov-4 12:34pm

Words can't express the sorry I feel that you left this world. I thank you for being there for 30-40 years that we knew each other. I hope you are in the arms of the Lord.<br /> Henny

Matt Luchansky

Nov-4 2:49pm

Tim,<br /> The past 18 years of spending time with you during the PSU games and talking football throughout every year will be sorely missed.<br /> You were a good man and I will never forget you. The next game that I will be attending in your seats would be against Indiana next week. I will celebrate the TD's and great times that we had together watching our team that we love the most over the years.<br /> I know you will be looking down on the field! My wife and I will have a moment of silence on your behalf before every game.

Denny Hovanec

Nov-5 10:34am

Always thinking of the great friends from the old neighborhood. Sorry for the loss. Take Care<br /> Denny Hovanec

Nancy Nash Keyser Kinckiner

Nov-5 9:03pm

I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to your family. I have not seen Tim in alot of years. But you need to know that when Tim was needed he was there for his friends. My father was dying of cancer and I needed help. I could not watch my best friend, my father die. It was tooooo hard. I ran. But I ran to the right people. Timmy, Huddy, Kenny, Robyn, people that would not take advantage. People that would take care of me. And they did. And to this day I am gratefull. I wish I could have said this thank you to Tim, but I think he knew. I will let you know that he died too young. He will be miss by alot of people. He will always be loved for what he did and what he left. They say "It does not matter how long a star shines, what matters is how bright it shines." Timothy Weber was a bright and shining star and will always shine in my heart. Thank you. Nancy Kinckiner

Mike Klinger

Nov-6 1:01pm

Words can not express the way that I feel. You were like a brother to me. I will always remember the good times we've had over the past 30 years and all of the times that you stood by me as my friend when times were tough. I will truly miss you. You were the brother that I never had and I will see you on the other side.

lois o dell

Nov-6 4:28pm

Tim will surely be missed by all of us. My you find strenghth within each other during this sorrowful time.Tim was a great friend for almost forty years.<br /> Blessed be to you all,<br /> Lois

Bess Siman Rodriguez

Nov-6 8:11pm

I am deeply saddened at the news of Tim's passing. I was good friends with Terri and part of the North End neighborhood. I always remember Tim at the house with a big smile on his face and always ready to help out everyone. My deepest sympathy to the Weber family.

Huddy Kent

Nov-9 6:54am

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Karen Fritz Reed

Dec-28 12:56pm

Dec 28th..I just heard about Tim.<br /> For the many hours I spent with Tim, every time I hear the song "Hello it's me..." I will think of him always. He will forever hold a place in my heart.And to you Joan.. words alone will never be able to express how I am feeling.


November 3, 2009
Brian H. “B.C.” Cutillo, 23, loving son

Brian H. “B.C.” Cutillo, 23, of Linfield, passed away suddenly on Sunday.

Born in Phoenixville, he was the son of Barbara J. (Becker) Cutillo and the late James D. Cutillo.

Surviving with his mother is his maternal grandmother Olive Becker; aunt Wynette Becker of Austin, TX; great uncle Joe Klaptosky; cousin Tom Klaptosky; half brother James and half sister Lori, and loving girlfriend, Erin. Along with his father he is predeceased by his maternal grandfather Henry Becker and paternal grandparents Mary Tudor and James D. Cutillo.

Brian was a 2004 graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School and a graduate of the Automotive Training Center in Exton. He enjoyed motorcycle and 4 wheel riding and liked to go bow and arrow deer hunting. He was a loving son that will be sadly missed.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford with Rev. Dr. Donald B. Eisenhauer officiating. Burial will be private.

The family requests NO motorcycles at the memorial service.

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The Angelucci s

Nov-4 9:29am

There are no words we can say that will ease your pain. We are so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you during this difficult time.<br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> Lisa & Cody Angelucci

Jennifer Pollinger

Nov-4 12:32pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I feel for you Erin, I just lost my boyfriend too. I am here for you if you need me. <br /> I will keep Brian and Erin in my prayers.<br /> <br /> Sincerely, Jennifer Pollinger

Ken Perna

Nov-4 12:48pm

My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Elyse M Jackson

Nov-4 1:10pm

Barbara:<br /> I am sorry about your loss. I am here for you!<br /> Elyse Jackson

George Watson

Nov-7 4:40pm

I am so sorry for your loss.Braian worked for me at Tolsdorf's.He was a great person.My Prayers are with you

Huddy Kent

Nov-9 7:25am

Timmey and I were inseparable for many years. He was always there to guide and help a friend. I know I will never experience that kind of friend ship again in my life time. I lack the words to explain the lost, not only to me but to any one who had the privilege of knowing him. We were all very blessed to have the time with him we did.<br /> mY Heart goes out to his kamily.. He at peace.<br /> <br /> Huddy Kent

The McGonigle s

Nov-12 1:14pm

Barbara, I am so sorry to hear of Brian's sudden death and your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. We are here for you if you need anything. We miss you and hope to see you soon. Love Sean and Jen

Lorraine Kollar

Nov-12 8:08pm

Barbara...I am deeply saddened to know of your sons passing. May you be comforted in knowing that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. Lorraine..


November 2, 2009
Thomas A. Trego, 72, of Pottstown

Tom A. “Trig” Trego, 72, husband of Nancy J. (Reitmeyer) Trego of 7 years, of Pottstown, passed away on Friday at home.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Kurt and Catherine (Foley) Trego.

Surviving with his wife are children Thomas B. Trego, Tammy L. Quinter, wife of Jeff, Tony C. Trego, husband of Kim Jo, Dureen L. Hoerl, wife of Clifford and Donald E. Monroe, husband of Trisha; sister Catherine “Kitty” Rauco; 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Tom worked for Mrs. Smith Pie Company for 35 years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, loved old cars and spending time outside. Tom loved to spend time with his grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home& Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Karen Creasy officiating. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Friends may call on Wednesday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s name to the American Cancer Society, c/o Tricia Hewitt, National Penn Bank, 1830 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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October 30, 2009
Paul L. Pressede, 79 of Sanatoga

Paul L. Pressede, 79, husband of the late Martha Joyce (Osley) Pressede, of Sanatoga, passed away at his home on Thursday.

Born in Bryn Mawr, and formerly of Devon, PA, he was the son of the late Panfilo and Pasqua (Carlucci) Pressede.

He is survived by son Timothy P. Pressede, husband of Janice, of Sanatoga; daughter Lisa A. Albert of Geneva, FL; sisters Marie Scartozzi, wife of Cordine, of Berwyn and Rosalie Kiely, wife of Jack, of West Chester. Also surviving are grandchildren Chris and Mike Jusits, Melissa and Tim Pressede, and Michelle and Rebecca Albert. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his brothers Daniel Pressede and William and Richard DiVirgilio.

Paul was the manager for more then 50 years at the family run Hardware Center in Paoli. He was an Army veteran, enjoyed watching sports and was an avid Phillies fan.

Service and interment are private. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in Paul’s name to the VNA of Pottstown and Vicinity, 1963 High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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October 29, 2009
Sharon C. Wagner, 61 of Pottstown

Sharon C. Wagner, 61, of Pottstown, died suddenly on Tuesday at her residence.

Born in Pottstown and formerly of Royersford, she was the daughter of the late C. Raymond and Joyce (Smoyer) Wagner.

She is survived by her sister Barbara, wife of Roland K. Gottshall, of Royersford, her brother Garry Wagner of Glendale, Arizona, and sister in law Leanna (Nester) Wagner, and many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by a brother Jack Wagner.

Sharon was a 1966 graduate of Spring Ford High School. She worked as a receptionist for the Montgomery County District Attorneys Office in the Detective Bureau. She was also very active in helping out with the polls during election time.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 2, 11:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford. Burial will follow in Fernwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 10:00AM to 11:15PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Sharon’s name to the charity of one’s choice.

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Roseann Hunsicker

Oct-30 9:00am

Girlfriend,who will send me all<br /> of my animal E-Mails or the weather forecasts? I will miss you Dearly

SANDRA JACOBY

Oct-30 9:16am

I am so sorry about the loss of Sharon I have known her for over 20 years and she has been a good friend I will truly miss her. Rest in peace my good friend.

Cheryl Benn

Oct-30 9:47am

You were the first person I met in the County court yard, 10 years ago, and then to end up working in the same dept., as you...you will truly be missed, with much love and respect Sharon rest in peace....We loved you, but God loved you best.

Earl and Sue Stingel

Oct-30 10:14am

Our condolences to Sharon's family. We will miss her not only at the polls but as a friend and neighbor.<br /> Earl and Sue

Rita Wilczynski

Oct-31 12:56pm

Dear Gary and Family of my friend Sharon. I am so sorry for your loss, Sharon was the kind of friend you never forget and I never will. We spoke two weeks ago and she sounded good, now she is in heaven. Love to you all Gary please call 610-272-9270.<br /> Rita

Shirley Miller

Nov-1 12:06pm

Barbara Gary & family. You are my thoughts & prayers everyday. May God give you the strength to get through this troubling time. Love you.<br /> Cousin Shirley

Doris Matthews

Nov-1 12:34pm

I worked with Sharon before my retirement st the Disrict Attorney's Office Detecives Bureau, .<br /> <br /> My condolence goes out to Sharon's family.

Pat Widger Poley

Nov-2 4:21am

I worked with Sharon many many years ago, what a hoot, never a dull moment!!!!! You taught me to be myself. Thank you.

Amanda Dise

Nov-2 8:20am

I had the pleasure of knowing Sharon for several years now. She has become our friend and part of our family. Sharon we will truly miss you and your crazy stories!!! I will always remember how funny she was ... always making jokes !! We love you Sharon ... rest in peace!!

Pat

Nov-2 8:28am

Our deepest sympathies to Michael (Garry) Barbara and the rest of Sharon's family and her friends. I know she will be deeply missed......God Bless you all. Love, Pat and Greg Staniszewksi

Chris Tres Liz Matty and Cece

Nov-2 10:21pm

Uncle Garry, Aunt Barbara and Grammy, <br /> We are all so sorry about Aunt Sharon. You are all in our prayers and we know she is with Pop Pop now and they are watching out for all of you.<br /> Love to you all.


October 28, 2009
Anne C. Weinsteiger, age 85

Anne C. (Chesney) Weinsteiger, age 85, wife of the late Earl F. Weinsteiger, of Hoffmansville Rd., Bechtelsville Pa., passed away quietly on Monday in the Pennsburg Manor Nursing Home, Pennsburg, Pa.

Born in Palmer Mass., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Kaczmarczyk) Chesney.

Surviving are two sons; Lance M. Weinsteiger, of Frederick Pa., and Mark J. Weinsteiger, of Dumont N.J., along with a daughter; Eloise W. Canzone, of New York, NY.  She is also survived by two grandchildren; Zachary and Zoe Weinsteiger.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories.

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October 23, 2009
Francis J. “Frank” Schuler, beloved husband and father

Francis J. “Frank” Schuler, age 67, husband of Jill (Pollock) Schuler, of Wyomissing, Pa. and formerly of Lower Pottsgrove Twp., died Friday in the Reading Hospital.

Born in Somers Point N.J., he was the son of the late Frank and Lillian (Buzby) Schuler.
He worked for Haines & Kibblehouse, Silver Hill Quarry, Narvon Pa.

Frank was a member of Penton Owner’s Club of America, and was a vintage motorcycle enthusiast.  He was a past President of the Pottsgrove Board of School Director’s, for 17 consecutive years, and a member from 1973 to 1991.  Frank enjoyed high school football for many years.

Surviving with his wife of 42 years, are two sons; Kevin E. Schuler, of Phila., and Anthony E. husband of Andrea Schuler, of Covington Ga., along with a daughter; Maggie B. Schuler, wife of Benjamin Leuner, of Phila.  Also surviving are three grandchildren; Esme Leuner, Joscelyn Snyder, and Braxton Weinhofer.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, with the Rabbi Michael Charney officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 to 11 AM, at the funeral home.  Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to: Animal Rescue League of Berks Co., P.O. Box 69, Mohnton, PA 19540 and/or a charity of choice.

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Raymond D Gofus

Oct-24 11:28am

Sorry I am unable to attend services because of health problems.It was a great pleasure working with Frank on the board at Pottsgrove.My deepest sympathy<br /> Hoo! Ray

Alison Tagert Galassi

Oct-24 12:08pm

I am sadden to hear of your loss. Wishing you and your family strength and peace.<br /> Alison Tagert Galassi

Linda Levin Silverberg

Oct-24 5:36pm

It is with great sadness that I have learned of Frank's passing. My sincere sympathy goes out to the entire family.

Pat Robinson

Oct-24 6:08pm

Tex & I are extremely saddened to hear of Franks passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with Jill & family.

Debbie Meier

Oct-24 6:59pm

I was so sorry to hear about Frank. My condolences and<br /> deepest sympathies.

Judy Bedell

Oct-25 8:39pm

We were so sorry to read about Frank. Think of all of you often, especially on my morning walk as I pass your old residence. The Howie Bedell Family

Jose R Sotolongo

Oct-26 9:42am

I am so very sorry to hear of Franks passing. Jill, my prayers, thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to you and your kids.<br /> Joe

Phil Keogh

Oct-26 3:14pm

Karen and I were sorry to hear of Frank's passing. It was always a pleasure working with Frank during our years on the Pottsgrove Board. Our sympathy goes out to Jill and the entire family.

Mark Yenney

Oct-27 8:18pm

To Tony and the Schuler Family, wishing you the strength to sustain you during this difficult time and the healing that soothes both mind and spirit.

Don Testa Jr

Oct-28 8:21am

Mrs Schuler, Tony, Kevin and Maggie:<br /> I am very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace, which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.<br /> <br /> With my deepest sympathies,<br /> Don Testa, Jr.

Stephanie Stevie Mitchell

Oct-28 10:34am

Steve, Rob, Mandy and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to you, Jill, and your children and grandchildren. Frank was such a wonderful, kind, and sweet man and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. I am sorry that I had previous engagements out of town and could not attend his viewing, but I wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time. Fondly, Stevie Mitchell

Valley Forge Trail Riders

Oct-28 2:17pm

The Valley Forge Trail Riders motorcycle club members express heartfelt condolences to the Schuler family for the loss of friend and fellow member Frank. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marian Garber

Oct-28 2:44pm

I was so sorry to hear about Frank. I served four years on the Pottsgrove School Board with him. He was such a gentleman - alwasy made sure that everyone could give an opinion. He had the ability to tell the public they were wrong about something without them even knowing he was doing that. I admired him and was glad to get to know him. He is a great loss to Pottsgrove and to the people who knew him. I am truly sorry for your loss.

Skip and Kerry Kline

Oct-30 12:34pm

We would like to express our sympathies to Mrs. Schuler and her children. It has been a long time since we have seen everyone but we have never forgotten the nice times we had babysitting the kids and how kind you and Mr. Schuler were to us. We were saddened to read about Frank's passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Skip and Kerry Kline

Bill and Judy Albright

Oct-31 10:00pm

Dear Jill:<br /> Bill and I were so sorry to read the news about Frank. We did not have your address to send you a sympathy card. Sorry we could not get to the service as we are both still working. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family on your great loss. Frank was an outstanding person! He did a great job for the Pottsgrove School Board and all his many years of devoted service. Besides that, he was just a great person to know. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care. God bless you and yours.<br /> With our deepest sympathies,<br /> Bill and Judy Albright


October 21, 2009
Maria Donko, 72 of Pottstown

Maria (Domjan) Donko, 72 of Pottstown, wife of Mihaly Donko, passed away on Monday at her residence after a battle with lung cancer.

Born in Budapest, Hungary, on Sept. 3, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Janos and Julia (Gyurics) Domjan.

Surviving with her husband is their daughter Susanne Kohalmi, wife of Paul, of Pottstown; granddaughter Adina Kohalmi, wife of Nicholas, of Pottstown and grandson Zsolt Kohalmi of Pottstown. Also surviving is a brother and a sister both in Budapest, Hungary.

Maria was a member of the Philadelphia and Vicinity Hungarian Sportsman Club (“Tanya”).

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2:00PM at Limerick Garden of Memories Good Shepherd Mausoleum, 44 Swamp Pike, Limerick with Rev. Sandor Meszaros officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Maria’s name to The Cancer Center at Phoenixville Hospital, 824 Main Street, Suite 101, Phoenixville, PA 19460 ATTN: Jennifer Green  Please specify for Maria Donko.

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Bob and Marika Lengyel

Oct-22 7:39am

With deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. May you and your family find peace and comfort in memories. She will be greatly missed. Love Marika and Bob

Edward and Diane Short

Oct-22 8:09am

Maria has been a part of our lives for over 25 years. She was truly a beautiful person and a devoted friend who will be deeply missed. Mike, Susy, Paul, Adina, and Zsolt we offer our deepest condolences and want you to know that we are here for you if there is anything that we can do. Our hearts go out to you all in love. Ed and Diane

Carol Walters Haga

Oct-23 10:08am

The Walters family extends our deepest sympathy for your loss. Yourfamily is in our thoughts and prayers. May God confort you in the days ahead.<br /> <br /> The Walters Family<br /> Cherry Street<br />

The Herczeg Family

Oct-24 10:01am

The Herczeg family sends our deepest sympathy and regrets. Mary and Tici


October 20, 2009
Cheryl L. Yocom, loved the beach

Cheryl L. (Manwiller) Yocom, age 64, wife of Robert L. Yocom, of Bassett Ct., Limerick, and formerly of Stowe, died Monday at PMMC.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Kathryn (Mauger) Manwiller.
She was a 1962 graduate of Pottstown High School, and then worked as a hairdresser in the Pottstown area for many years. Later in life, she also helped people as a child care provider.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Church, Stowe. 

Cheryl loved the beach, particularly Rehoboth Beach Del., along with all of her stuffed animals.

Surviving with her husband of 45 years, are two sons; Randy A. Yocom, of Stowe, and Jason T., husband of Anne-Marie Yocom, of Exeter Twp., along with a daughter, Jamie L. Yocom, of Stowe.   Also surviving are seven grandchildren; Devon, Christian, Cory, Natalie-Anne, J.T., Logan, and Alexis.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday at Hopewell Christian Fellowship, 2286 Hopewell Rd., Elverson Pa., with Pastor John Szymanski, officiating. Friends may call on Friday from 9 to 10:15 AM, at the church.  Burial will be private in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the: American Cancer Society, c/o Tricia Hewitt, Nat’l Penn Bank, 1830 E. High St., Pottstown, Pa., 19464, and or the American Diabetes Assn., P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312.

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Victor Jacketti

Oct-21 7:49am

With Deepest Sympathy<br /> <br /> Mr & Mrs Victor Jacketti

Neapco Retirees Group

Oct-21 7:51am

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family.<br /> <br /> Neapco Retiree Group

Shari Bowen

Oct-21 9:50am

Jamie & Family,<br /> <br /> I am so very sorry for your loss.<br /> <br /> Deepest Sympathy, <br /> Shari Bowen

Valerie Harris

Oct-21 11:56am

Jason & family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a wonderful woman and it shows int he man you turned out to be, Know tha tyou and your family are in my prayers. May God's peace and comfort surruound you during this trying time.

Sue and Angie Fillman

Oct-21 12:45pm

Bob & Family,<br /> Our deepest sympathy! We loved Cheryl and her caring ways. She was a great person.

Mark and Patty Myers

Oct-21 3:02pm

Cheryl will be deeply missed by all. We have the fondest memories of her watching Austin. My most fondest memory was her contacting me down at CHOP when Austin was undergoing treatment. She was such a caring and precious person, and I will never forget her reaching out to me and sharing her story of hope, when we were at our lowest point with Austin. With deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences.

THE WALTERS FAMILY

Oct-22 7:23am

THE WALTERS FAMILY WISHES TO EXTEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. WE WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR<br /> THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MAY GOD BLESS AND COMFORT ALL OF YOU IN THE DAYS AHEAD.<br /> SINCERELY,<br /> DALE, MICHAEL AND MICHELLE

Dee Ann Neiman Laverty

Oct-22 8:50am

To the Yocum Family,<br /> <br /> I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great lady!Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.<br /> <br /> With Deepest Sympathy,<br /> Dee Ann

Meredith Henry

Oct-22 10:43am

Dear Bob & Family,<br /> We want to send our deepest sympathy to you & your family. <br /> You were such a blessing to me & Ryan & Stephan. I would have been lost without you. Cheryl took such good care of my boys. I'm truely greatful to have know her & all of you. I know God placed her in my life. His timing is always perfect. Cheryl, Bob & Jamie thank you for all the love you gave the boys. We couldn't have made it without. Cheryl displayed God's gifts everyday & I know the Lord has her & praising her as His faithful servant. She touched so many lives of children,she was loved by all. We love you, Meredith,Ryan, & Stephan

Richard Maleski and wife Gerry

Oct-22 6:05pm

Bob and Family,<br /> We were shocked and saddened to learn of Cheryl's sudden passing. May your own happy memories be a comfort to you now.<br /> Deepest Sympathy<br /> Richad and Gerry Maleski

Sue Bill Ferrier Family

Oct-23 5:18pm

We were all so shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Cheryl, a devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother. <br /> Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, her loved ones, at this most difficult time. May God help to sustain you through your loss today and all the days to come.

Betsy Ryan

Oct-24 8:52am

Dear Bob, Jason, Randy and Jamie and family: I am so sad to hear about your loss. I will always remember how much Cheryl loved all of you and what a sweet lady she was. I have many great memories of her. You will be surrounded by her loving spirit forever. My Deepest Sympathy, Betsy

Betsy

Oct-24 9:01am

Bob, Jason, Randy, Jamie and family; I am so sad to hear of your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Cheryl...her stuffed animals, chocolate chip cookies at Christmas, spaghetti dinners, her laugh and so many more. She will surround you with her love from heaven forever. She was so giving and kind. She will be missed. Take comfort in your memories. Love, Betsy

Dick Judi Teasdale

Oct-27 3:35pm

Bobby,<br /> Both Dick & I were sorry to hear about Cheryl's passing. We pray for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you and loving memories to help you smile again.<br /> Our sincere sympathy,<br /> Dick & Judi


October 16, 2009
John J. Deevy, 80, devoted husband, father, friend

John J. Deevy, 80, husband of the late Florence I. (Balchunas) Deevy, of Spring City, passed away on Thursday at his residence.

Born in Bryn Mawr, PA on April 17, 1929, he lived most of his life in Spring City. He was the son of the late Denis and Margaret (McCann) Deevy.

He is survived by his children Gail F. Deevy of Elverson, Joseph P. Deevy, husband of Laura, of Harleysville, Patricia L. Deevy, partner of Dan Annarino, of Lafayette, IN, John M. Deevy, husband of Daria, of Worden, IL., Sheila A. Deevy of St. Croix, James D. Deevy of Pottstown, and Mary E. Deevy of Spring City; his sister Theresa Deevy Wiand, wife of Stanley, of Spring City; and grandchildren Denise, Dominique, Paul, Finley, and Liam.

John was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Spring City. He graduated from Spring City High School in 1947. He served in the US Army in Europe during the reconstruction following WW II. He worked for many years as a truck driver at Roadway Express and at Jones Motor Company and he received the 1 Million Mile Safety Award twice. John also worked for Bechtel Power during the construction of the Limerick Power Plant. He was an avid Indy racing fan. A man of many skills, he dedicated much of his time to helping family & friends. Most importantly he will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father and friend.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, 11:00AM, at St. Joseph RC Church, 3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City with Fr. Charles O’Hara officiating. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Phoenixville. Friends may call on Sunday from 4:00PM to 5:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford and on Monday from 10:30AM to 11AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to Catholic Charities USA, Sixty-Six Canal Center Plaza, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA, 22314.

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Christopher and Sandra Carroll

Oct-17 8:53am

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your father was a good man who always treated us nicely and with kindness. He will be missed by many.<br /> <br /> We will do our best to come to the viewing and/or funeral; but with Owen in our care, we can make no definitive plans.<br /> <br /> Love from the Carroll family

Linda Boettger

Oct-22 11:18am

Mr. Deevy was a very good person. I met him thru working at Phx Federal and found out we both worked at Limerick with Bechtel at the same time. I am going to miss him very much.


October 12, 2009
Josephine A. Sroka, 82, loving mother

Josephine A. (Prusinowski) Sroka, 82, of Pottstown, wife of the late John G. Sroka, passed away peacefully on Friday at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born and raised in West Conshohocken, PA, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Frances (Trczinski) Prusinowski.

Josephine was a member of the former St. Peters RC Church in Pottstown where she was a lifelong member of the Catholic Women's Guild. She worked as a secretary for Dr. Harriet Stapp in Pottstown, at Mrs. Smith’s Pie Co. and in the Prothonotary's office at the Montgomery County Court House until her retirement.She enjoyed life and the company of her family.

Surviving is her daughter Susan F. Wlazelek, wife of Chad, of Boyertown; granddaughter Lauren A. Wlazelek; and her sister Theresa Sachaczenski of Conshohocken. She is predeceased by five sisters and one brother.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 10:30AM at St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 9:30AM to 10:20AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Josephine's name to DIAKON ADS at Manatawny Manor, PO Box 799, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Joan Underwood

Oct-12 3:14pm

Dear Susan Chad and Lauren,<br /> I am so sad to hear of Aunt Josie's death. She was always so nice to me and so proud of all of you. <br /> <br /> May all of your happy memories as a family sustain you through your sorrow.<br /> <br /> Love,<br /> Cousin Joan

John and Kathy Rogalski

Oct-12 5:10pm

Dear Susan,<br /> You have the deepest sympathy from all of us on your loss. I am sure that my Mom and Aunt Anne and the rest of them, along with your Dad, were waiting for her. My Mom probably said "we better straighten things up before Josie gets here." And your Dad said something like "I been waiting a long time for you to get here, baby." I hope thinking about how happy your Mom is to see your Dad again and her sisters and brother will ease your pain just a little bit.<br /> <br /> John and Kathy<br />

Juli Weitzen

Oct-24 6:37pm

Truly enjoyed Mrs. Sroka's delightful smile and delightful conversation. Enjoyed her comaraderie with daughter Susan during her visits. Sympathies extended from me and staff to her family .... Juli


October 12, 2009
Gary Dennis Raser III, 23, beloved son and fiancé

Gary Dennis “G” Raser III, 23, fiancé to Jennifer Ann Pollinger, of Mohnton, passed away suddenly on Saturday.

Born in Reading, he was the son of Gary Dennis Raser Jr, husband of Lori, and Deborah (Heckrote) Glanski, wife of Philip.

Surviving with his fiancé and parents are sisters Bryhn and Erin Raser and brother David Glanski; maternal grandparents Harriet and David Heckrote and paternal grandfather Gary Dennis Raser Sr. He is also survived by a large extended family with many aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss him dearly.  He will also be missed by his extended family at Raser Industries and his beloved dog Zippy.He is predeceased by his paternal grandmother Richenda “Ginger” Raser.

Gary was a 2004 graduate of Holy Name High School in Reading. He was a member of the Holy Name football and baseball team, the Pagoda Motorcycle Club, the American Motorcycle Association and was an avid participant in the both junk car and motocross races. Gary was a member of ST. Benedict’s RC Church in Mohnton (Plowville) where he served as alter server until he graduated from Holy Name High School.  Gary was employed at Raser Industries. He grew up at the steel fabricating shop. His mechanical aptitude and ability allowed him to develop into a first class welder and fitter, being certified in many different processes of welding. He developed into a project leader and oversaw various construction projects. He was loved and respected by his co-workers and customers and was commonly referred to as “G”. He was founder of “The Shed”, enjoyed boating, fishing and jet skiing and was looked up to by everyone as Mr. Fix-It.  He could always be found fixing someone’s motorcycle at “The Shed”.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 16th at 11:00 AM at St. Benedict’s RC Church, 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, Mohnton (Plowville) with Fr. Philip F. Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow in Robeson Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mohnton (Plowville).  Friends may call on Thursday from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown and on Friday from 9:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Gary’s name to Autism Speaks, 5455 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2250, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

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janice reynolds

Oct-13 9:13am

so sorry for your lose! debbie if you need anything just let me know. your cousin janice nolf.take care!god be with you and your family at this hard time

Nicole

Oct-13 10:24am

Gary will be miss by so many. My thoughts are with Jen, his mom and so many others in his family. we all know Gary will be in a better place waiting for each one of us to come over.

Joanne Armstrong Family

Oct-13 1:15pm

To Gary's Family,<br /> Our prayers and deepest sympathy for your loss. Gary's amazing smile and spirit will be sadly missed. We pray for strength and comfort in this most difficult time. My son Lamar Armstrong graduated with Gary and they were friends in school growing up at LaSalle Academy. In the HN 2004 year book his song is listed as “Piano Man” We will think of him when this song is played. The melody is sweet for a sweet boy like he. So sorry for your loss. <br />

Kimi Bricket

Oct-13 11:04pm

I'm at a loss for words, and I know nothing I can say will ease that horrible ache in your hearts. Gary was such a great guy, he lived life to fullest and always knew how to enjoy it. My heart goes out to Jen b/c I know how painful it is to lose the love of your life at such a young age. Most of all I want Debbie to know how much I love her and her wonderful family who have treated me like their own. You were a GREAT mom Debbie. Gary was very lucky to have someone like you to call mom. I know Gary would want you to remember that. I believe Gary & Eric are waiting for us in Heaven, but in the mean time will serve as our Guardian Angels. RIP Gary....

Stephanie Eisenbise

Oct-14 12:10am

I am So sorry for your loss. God Bless all of you. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Jen take care.

Ron Kathy Emily and Rachel Lloyd

Oct-14 1:37pm

Dear Debbie and Phil, we are very sorry to here what happened. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. If there is anything we can do ,please let us know.(610-689-4495) with peace and love.... The Lloyds

George Amos Rose Crosby

Oct-14 2:43pm

Deb,Harriet,Dave and Family<br /> We were so sorry to hear about Gary's accident. Although we did not know him I'm sure he was a great guy. Our hearts go out to all of you're family in this sad time. <br /> God Bless you all,<br /> George&Rose

Essence

Oct-14 3:19pm

To Gary's Family,<br /> I am sorry for your loss. I went to Holy Name with Gary. He graduated a year ahead of me, but we always had a friendly relationship. Although I hadn't seen him since high school, I will remember him as a very funny, down-to-earth guy. I can't imagine the pain you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lin

Oct-14 5:03pm

To Jennifer and family please accept my condolences on your loss. I to have experienced loss in my family. What helped me personally to cope with my loss was the words found at Jn 5:28 where we read about the hope of a ressurection. Knowing that if we serve Jehovah God we may be able to see our loved ones again keeps me going. My you gain hope form these words.

Melvin Domigpe

Oct-14 10:11pm

To Gary's Family,<br /> Sorry for your loss. My prayers and sympathy. I attended Holy Name with Gary and he always had a smile on his face.

George Lutz

Oct-15 1:44pm

Deb and family. We are all so sorry to hear of the death of your son. Although we may not have known him personally, we know how tight-knit your family is and how difficult this must be for all of you. Please give your Mom and Dad our very best. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I'll be in touch soon. Love your cousin George and the rest of the Lutz family.

Janet Ray Martin Lynn Martin Klumpp Bill Klumpp

Oct-15 6:55pm

Dear Deb,Gary, Lori and families, we are so sorry to hear about your loss of a loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Be with you at this time.

SherryWatson

Oct-15 8:18pm

Dear Debbie sorry for your loss my god be with you at this time of need. God Bless<br /> "God blesses those who mourn,for they will be comforted." matthew 5:4<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

Tory Boulous Drake Lauren Boulous Shores Mary Kaye

Oct-17 11:37am

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.

Glenn Kathy Madeline and MollyEck

Oct-19 12:10pm

We are sorry to hear of your sudden loss. May you and your families find peace and comfort in memories.With Sincere Sympathy.

Sue

Oct-21 10:49am

Gwen, <br /> We are all thinking of you and your family with heartfelt sorry.<br /> Wtih love, <br /> Craig, Sue and Olivia

Kathleen Del Corso

Oct-24 2:49am

Dear Raser and Glanski Families,<br /> My deepest sympathy on Gary's death. He and I shared many a solemn moment together and then many smiles to go along with his very wry smile. I cannot imagine the depth of your loss. Please know that my prayers are for Gary and all of your families as you learn the scope of God's love for all of us.


October 5, 2009
Sophia K. Dimon, 89, of Pottstown

Sophia K. (Kobza) Dimon, 89, of Pottstown, wife of the late John Dimon, passed away on Sunday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Phoenixville, she was the daughter of the late Michael Kobza and Mary (Stecysyn) Hanth.

Surviving are daughters Barbara J., wife of David “Jake” Mauger, of Pottstown, Patsy, wife of Dr. Michael Anastai, of Galloway, NJ, Joan Elliott of Auburn Mass., and Lyn wife of Sam Lowe, of Phoenix AR.;  grandchildren Jean, wife of Michael Gauger, David Mauger V, companion of Jodi Fries, Michael Elliott, husband of Susan and Matthew Elliott, husband of Maureen; great grandchildren Michele, Rochelle, Jonelle and Robert Gauger, David, Dustin and Joshua Mauger, Jenna and Benjamin Elliott and Quintin and Parker Elliott, and 1 brother. She is predeceased by a brother and sister.

Sophia was a member of St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church and the church Ladies Guild.
At the long standing wishes of Sophia, all services will be private.

Memorial donations may be made in Sophia’s name to St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 301 Cherry Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Oct-6 12:06pm

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND MEMBERS SEND YOU OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES IN THE LOSS OF SOPHIA. SHE WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS. SOPHIA WILL BE MISSED.

Janice and Julia Konowal

Oct-6 1:12pm

Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you on the passing of your mother. What fond memories we have of our families sharing time throughout the years. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, always.

sandy krichten

Oct-6 3:02pm

you will be sadly missed.

barbara egbert

Oct-6 8:20pm

i will miss Sophia very much ,especially her hugs and saying i love u. . i was a housekeeper at Genenisis,Sanatoga Court.<br /> <br /> I LOVE U SOPHIA

Lori Sumner

Oct-7 7:57pm

My condolences to your family and friends.I have know Sophia for the short time she was at Sanatoga Court, she had a strong, fun spirit. She brought much joy to many of the other residents. Sophia will live forever in our hearts. May my prayers of comfort and strength go to your family and friends.


October 5, 2009
Miriam E. Schutt Devlin, age 86

Miriam E. (Geisler) Schutt Devlin, age 86, wife of Francis J. Devlin, and the late Lynwood R. Schutt, of Chestnut Knoll, Boyertown, died Saturday in Chestnut Knoll.

Born in Boyertown, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Eva E. (Kulp) Geisler.
She worked many years ago at the Washington Elementary School, Bally, in the cafeteria, but was also a homemaker for many years. She loved to travel and also enjoyed sewing very much.

Surviving with her husband, are two sons:  David B. husband of Barbara Schutt, of Ormond Beach Fla., and Thomas, husband of Darlene Schutt, of Bechtelsville.  Also surviving is a brother; Elwood Geisler, of Boyton Beach Fla., and a sister; Ethel Eddinger, Bechtelsville, along with five grandchildren; Brian Schutt, Sheri Russell, Kevin Schutt, Lori Diachynsky, and Stacey McKinnon. She also has 8 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter.  She was pre-deceased by a brother; Robert Geisler.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Boyertown. Friends may call on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 am, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in her memory to: Chestnut  Knoll and Assisted Living Community, Activities Fund, 120 W. 5th St., Boyertown, Pa.  19512.

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Oct-8 2:00pm

You will forever be missed and loved Grandmom!!


October 2, 2009
Frederick W. White, 66, of Bechtelsville

Frederick W. “Fred” White, 66, of Bechtelsville, husband of Anne M. (Buckwalter) White, passed away on Sunday at his residence.

Born in Barto, PA, he was the son Kermit Eschbach and the late Isabel (Caldicott) Eschbach.

Surviving with his wife are sons Brian White of MS, James Brannock, husband of Raquel, of Boyertown and Brian Brannock of Boyertown; 7 grandchildren; and step-mother Catherine Eschbach.

Frederick retired in 2005 from the Boyertown Foundry and enjoyed reading history books.

Service and interment are private.

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jim and mary ann finegan

Oct-2 12:09pm

So sorry to read that Fred passed away recently. Our sympathy goes out to Anne and her family and Kermit. We will keep you in our prayers.


September 28, 2009
Mary E. Gehris, 93, of Pottstown

Mary E. Gehris, 93, of Manor Care Pottstown, passed away Friday.

Born in Boyertown, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Edna (Miller) Youse.

Surviving are her sons Bruce Gehris, husband of Pat, of Wescosville, PA, Barry Gehris, husband of Tanya, of Boyertown, and daughter Janet Mest, wife of the late Barry Mest, of Stowe. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents and a half-brother Warren Haas Sr.

Mary worked at the former Penhurst State Hospital as a charge nurse. She liked to play cards and enjoyed cooking and caring for people. She was also a Phillies fan.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Pastor Susan Folks officiating. Burial will follow in Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown. Friends may call on Wednesday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 333 N. Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604

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September 25, 2009
Jay P. Smith, Pearl Harbor Survivor

Jay P. Smith, 89, husband of Eva M. (Hepler) Smith of 63 years, of Pottstown, passed away on Thursday at home after a long battle with cancer.

Born in Monticello, Utah, and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado, he was the son of the late Walter and Gail (Gillespie) Smith.

Surviving with his wife are children Gary J. Smith of Philadelphia, Donna G. Minotto of Pottstown and Brian C. Smith of Del. Also surviving are grandchildren Greg, Jeff, Shaun, Carrie and Lauren, and great grandchildren Bradley, Madison, Dylan, Jaedon, and Eva and one brother Glenn, of Colorado.

Jay was a US Navy Veteran serving in WWII. He served on the USS Phoenix for 6 years. He survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. He traveled to schools and other organizations giving lectures on his experience at Pearl Harbor. Jay was the owner of Jay's Electric Service for 17 years and also worked for Sears, retiring in 1983. He enjoyed traveling with his wife in their RV and spending the winter in Florida. He was a member of Penn Coachman, the Family Motor Coach Assoc., Sears Retirees, and Pearl Harbor Assoc. of Phila.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, 10AM at Trinity E.C. Church, 250 Sweinhart Rd, Boyertown with Rev. Don McHenry officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jay's name to the Pottstown Memorial Regional Cancer Center, 1600 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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The Brownes

Sep-26 2:06pm

Sorry we won't be able to be there...we'll be out of the country. We're praying for you all and hope everyone gets through this time with God's grace. Our condolences to the entire family.

Joe Ann and Babe Hillegass North Port FL

Sep-28 5:24am

Our sincere sympathy, your remain in our thoughts and prayers.

BEVERLEY AND MARK SNOVEL

Sep-28 8:57am

MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY JAY WILL BE SADLY MISSED HE WENT THROUGH A LOT AND DID NOT GIVE UP WITHOUT A FIGHT

Louise and Bob Birett

Sep-29 4:30pm

Dear Eva and Family: We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Jay. What a wonderful man he was. Everyone he came in contact with loved him with admiration for his service to the US. May he rest in peace.

Dr John Leech

Oct-6 10:07pm

Mrs. Smith I was deeply saddened when I read of Jay's passing. He was one of our last great war veterans and I salute him for all the years of unselfish service he gave to our great country. He was a true hero and will be missed.


September 24, 2009
John H. Harris Jr., 73, of Pottstown

John H. Harris Jr., 73, of Pottstown, husband of Mary E. (Little) Harris of 53 years, passed away on Tuesday at Mercy Suburban Hospital in Norristown.

Born in Oxford, NC., he was the son of the late John H. Sr. and Bessie (Cozart) Harris.

Surviving with his wife are their sons Robert Lee Harris and Jerry Harris, husband of Barbara; daughters Johnnie L. Harris Sumington, wife of Brian, Kim Ridley, wife of Dennis, Cynthia Ann, Ernestine, Lisa and Lorraine Harris. Also surviving are 14 grand children, 10 great grandchildren and 4 aunts. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother James Harris and sister Kathleen Winstead.

John was a former member of Second Baptist Church in Pottstown. He attended Invictus Church in Pottstown when he was able. John enjoyed fishing as a hobby.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 10:30AM at Invictus Church, 79 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown with Bishop Everett Debnam officiating. Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00AM to 10:15AM at the church.

 

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POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER

Sep-29 10:07am

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS STAFF AND MEMBERS SEND YOU OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE. JOHN WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS. HE WILL BE MISSED.

Paul Linderman

Oct-3 2:07pm

Sorry to hear of your loss. Was out of town. May the Lord be with you in your time of need.


September 23, 2009
Karlton Dennis Biggerstaff, 65, of Pottstown

Karlton Dennis Biggerstaff, 65, of Pottstown, formerly of Spring City, husband of Susan M. (High) Biggerstaff for 36 years,  passed away on Tuesday at Phoenixville Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born in St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada, he was the son of the late Douglas and Phyllis (Hanebury) Biggerstaff.

Surviving with his wife is a son Stephen Biggerstaff, husband of Jennifer, of Douglassville; daughters Michelle Arevalo, wife of Michael, of Mohnton and Elizabeth Soderstrom of Reading; brother Peter Biggerstaff, husband of Victoria, of Birdsboro and sister Rosemary Angelo, wife of Clevio of Parkesburg.  Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 4 nieces.

Dennis was an Air Force veteran serving time during the Cold War and was a member of the American Legion. He worked for Boyertown Packaging where he served as President of the Union Local for several years. He was a history buff, enjoyed reading science fiction and watching old movies.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 11AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Friday from 10AM to 11AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dennis’s name to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, P.O. Box 69, Mohnton, PA 19540.

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Tracy Borzumati Amaral

Sep-24 8:34am

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. May God give you stregnth and comfort during this time.

Connie Collins Kline

Sep-30 11:23am

I graduated from Spring-Ford with Dennis in 1961. A very nice young man. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Connie


September 18, 2009
Anthony J. Plocicki, WW II Army Veteran

Anthony J. Plocicki, 84, of Pottstown, husband of Theodora (Pierzchala) Plocicki for 57 years, passed away on Thursday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Nanticoke, PA, he was the son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Zelinski) Plocicki.

Surviving with his wife is a granddaughter Chelsey West and his sister Eleanor (Plocicki) Zierowicz. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his daughter Carol Plocicki.

Anthony was employed by the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Pottstown for 25 years, retiring in 1980. He was a World War II Army Veteran and served in the Luzon Island in the Philippines. He was a member of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta R.C. Church in Linfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11:00AM at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta RC Church, 1228 Main Street, Linfield with Fr. Paul Brandt officiating. Burial will follow in ST. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Anthony’s name to Pottstown Relay for Life, Kim Deery - RFL of Pottstown, Diamond Credit Union,1600 Medical Drive , Pottstown, PA  19464. Make checks payable to American Cancer Society.

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Paul Linderman

Oct-3 2:10pm

Was sorry to hear about Tony. May God be with you.<br /> <br /> Paul


September 14, 2009
Joseph Kriczky, beloved husband and father

Joseph Kriczky, age 90, husband of Mary E. (Deering) Kriczky, of Oak Lane, Royersford, died Friday at the Southeastern Veteran’s Center, Spring City.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Stephan and Anna (Schirahman) Kriczky.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WW II, serving under General Patton. He was a tank commander and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for serving in action and for the wounds he received while doing so. He worked at the former Penco Products, in Oaks Pa. for 20 years.
Joseph was a member of Blessed Theresa of Calcutta R.C. Church, Limerick.

Surviving with his wife are two sons; Joseph P., husband of Deborah Kriczky, of N. Coventry Twp., and Thomas A. husband of Prathima, of North Wales, Pa, along with two daughters; Donna M. wife of Bryan Toman, of Port Charlotte Fla., and Andrea A. wife of Ronald Krause, of Royersford. Also surviving are two sisters; Verna Kidon, of N. Coventry Twp., and Barbara Kulp, of Sanatoga. He also has 8 grandchildren; Shawnnette Knepper, Stephanie Weller, Kristel Davidson, Kimberly Krause, Ron Krause, Michael Kriczky, Ian Toman, and Sara Hassell, along with 11 great grandchildren.  He was pre-deceased by a great granddaughter; Ashley Grohoski, and three brothers; John, Michael, and Steven Kriczky, and also three sisters; Ann Weand, Molly Mund, and Betty Kozma.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford. Intombment will be in Limerick Garden of Memories, Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Friends may call on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in his memory to: Nat’l Parkinson Foundation Inc., Mary Ann Sprinkle, Director of Dev., 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL 33136-1494.

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Robert and Laurie Deering

Sep-14 9:00pm

Our most sincere condolences from our family to yours. Uncle Joe was always and very kind and gracious man and he will be missed. Our prayers will be with you.

Connie and Dennis Ewing

Sep-15 3:38pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I never knew Joe was a decorated veteran. It's a shame we don't know things like that until someone passes. God Bless, Connie, Dennis, Benjamin, Jacob and Rachael Ewing

ruth ron ewing

Sep-16 4:06pm

you have our deepest sympathy.<br /> Sorry will not be able to attend.


September 11, 2009
Robert Albert Kinsky, 55, Locomotive Engineer
Robert "Bob" A. Kinsky, 55, of North Coventry Twp., Pottstown, passed away on Tuesday at home after a long battle with cancer.  He was the husband of Helen M. (Kuchta) Kinsky for 34 years on September 13, 2009.  Robert was born in Pottstown and was the son of the late Albert J. and Nora E. (Kenny) Kinsky.
 
Surviving with his wife are his three children, daughter Maria Elizabeth Aiello, wife of Larry, of Clermont, FL; sons Albert Joseph Kinsky of Harrisburg, PA and Patrick Robert Kinsky of Columbus, OH; his brother John "Jack" Charles Kinsky, husband of Pam, of Warminster, PA; his twin sisters Kathleen Pelna, wife of Siggy, of East Coventry Twp. and Eileen Szell, wife of Frank, of Upper Pottsgrove Twp.; two grandchildren Brandon Michael and Kara Elizabeth Aiello, Clermont, FL; and nieces and nephews Tracey Cassidy, Stacey Retallick, Kelly Rojas, Noreen Nouza, Andrea Mock, Stephen Pelna, Brad Szell and Doug Szell.
 
Robert grew up in Royersford, PA and attended Spring Ford High School until his senior year. He graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School in 1972. He was a member of The Coventry Church of the Brethren in North Coventry.  Robert began "workin' on the railroad" as a locomotive engineer with the Reading Railroad and due to his illness, retired with the Norfolk Southern Corporation after 37 years of service.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Division 146 and served as secretary, treasurer and president during his membership.  Robert was the last locomotive engineer to run a steam-powered locomotive passenger train in 1983 on a nostalgic round trip from Reading to Valley Forge to East Falls and back.  He was a loving and caring husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather who was a non-smoker and non-drinker.
 
The funeral service will be Monday 10:30AM at The Coventry Church of the Brethren, 946 Keen Road, Pottstown with Pastor Sandford J. Christophel. Burial will follow in Fernwood Cemetery, Royersford.  Friends may call on Sunday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford and on Monday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the Coventry Church of the Brethren.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s name to The Coventry Church of the Brethren Helping Hand Fund, 946 Keen Road, Pottstown, PA 19465.

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Rogala Family

Sep-11 12:36pm

My most sincere condolences from our family to yours. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.<br /> Marcy and Rich

Scott Family

Sep-11 7:19pm

Please accept our deepest sympathies. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I wish we could be there to show our love and support. Safe journies on your trip home.

Erika Henson

Sep-12 9:43am

Bob was a wonderful brother-in-law. I'll always remember him as a kind, considerate, caring and wise man. I will miss him. <br /> <br /> My thoughts and prayers are with you, Helen, Maria, Al, Pat, Jack, Kathy, Eileen, Brandon, and Kara.<br /> <br /> Love, Erika

Rick June Neal

Sep-12 11:56am

Bob was my first “best friend”. We grew up together in Royersford. We took care of each other. We did everything together. Bob was the only person I've ever known who's profession what just what he said it was going to be when he was 6 years old.<br /> This world is now going to have to find a strong, good man to replace this wonderful person. <br /> Our thoughts are with Helen and the entire Kinsky family.<br /> Rick & June Neal

Chuck and Sherri Fine

Sep-12 12:14pm

We are so sorry. What a very sad loss.

George and Pat Rantz

Sep-12 6:24pm

News of your sadness has reached us here in Delaware. We are shocked and saddened to hear of your loss. Bob was a wonderful husband and father, He will be missed by many. We extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Mike and Cheryl Neal

Sep-13 8:05pm

Bobby lived his life doing what he always,always wanted to do. Few people get the chance to live their dream. Bobby's life was his dream and his dream was his life. Every time I hear that whistle, I think of Bobby, He was "The Engineer". Our best to Helen, the kids, and the entire Kinsky family.

John Kim McGrath

Sep-14 10:22am

Helen, How lucky we feel just being able to say we knew Bob. We are here for you, as always.

Mike and Cheryl Neal

Sep-14 2:57pm

Bobby is one of the few people in the world that had a chance to fullfill his dreams. Our best to Helen and the Kids and the entire Kinsky family.

Mike Holoka

Sep-15 2:25pm

Eileen,Kathy,and the entire Kinsky,<br /> I was so sad to hear of Bobby's passing.I hadn't seen him in years,but I have good memories when we were younger.May God be with you in this time of sorrow.<br /> <br /> Mike and Diane Holoka


September 9, 2009
Robert E. Mathias Jr., 67, of Stowe

Robert E. “ Reds” or “Butch” Mathias Jr., 67, of Stowe, passed away on Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Congo, PA, he was the son of Emmaline (Endy) Mathias and the late Robert Mathias Sr.

Surviving with his mother are sons Dean, Robert and Todd Mathias; daughters Shelley Minner, Teri Rowley, Lori Reitz, Lisa Mauger and Niki Geisinger; brother Stanley Mathias; sister Nancy Harris; 24 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and companion Carla Stepsie. Along with his father he is predeceased by his brothers Ralph and Todd Mathias.

Robert was a member of both Gilbertsville Fire Company and West End Fire Company and enjoyed fishing. He was naturally talented in working with his hands in construction and building and had no formal training.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 10AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Matt Heckman officiating. Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories. Friends may call on Friday from 9AM to 10AM at the funeral home.

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Darina

Sep-10 4:54pm

My heart goes out to you grammom and to his remaining brother and sister. To all his kids I am sorry about your dad. Uncle Butch was cool.I will keep you all in my prayers. Love Darina and her family.

Valerie Harris

Sep-10 6:21pm

Aunt Nancy and the entire Mathias family, it is my most sincere sympathy that I extend to you. I pray God's comfort and reassurance that truly there is no pain that God cannot heal. May you be comforted knowing that you all are in my prayers and in my heart. Aunt Nancy, I also pray for your recovery. Be strong in the Lord for his word say it is by His stripes that you were healed


September 8, 2009
Edward R. DeHaven, 83, of West Chester

Edward R. “Ed” DeHaven, 83, of West Chester, passed away on Tuesday at Manor Care in Pottstown.

Born in Honeybrook, PA, he was the son of the late William and Clara (Stark) DeHaven.

Surviving is his son Tom DeHaven, husband of Karen, of Limerick; grandson Daniel DeHaven of Phoenixville; step grandchildren Brandon Fogel of Limerick and Jessica Fogel of Allentown; step great grandchildren Brian and Brianna Bailey both of Allentown; and his brother in law Tom Booker of Lawrence, KS. Also surviving are his granddogs Robin, Hunter, and Autumn. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his mother in law Helen Booker and brother Theodore DeHaven.

Ed was a WWII Marine veteran who served in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the NRA and American Legion. Edward enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and animals and was the owner of DeHaven Taxidermy.

Services and interment are private.

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Bonnie Bartkus Steinmetz

Feb-15 2:48am

I am so very very surprised and sorry to learn Ed passed. He was my neighbor for 15+ years and continued friend for another 20. He and Mrs. Booker were wonderful helping with my children through a divorce. His kindness and generousity is not something commonly found. He's been a wonderful part of my life and will be very missed. I wondered why no christmas card this year. Sincere condolences to the family and sons and grandchildren he spoke so highly of. Prayers sent. I'm so sorry and hope his passing was kind. God surely received him well.


September 8, 2009
Frederick John Schlick Jr., 70, of Pottstown

Frederick John “Fred” Schlick Jr., 70, of Pottstown, husband of Magda (Kiss) Schlick for 44 years, passed away on Sunday at Phoenixville Hospital.

Raised in Schwenksville, he was the son of the late Frederick John Sr. and Vinita Mae (Bergenstock) Schlick.

Surviving with his wife are children Frederick John Schlick III of Pottstown, Denielle Wilson of Perkiomenville and Jason Schlick of Berks Co.; grandchildren Frederick IV, Isabelle and Anneliese; and his brother Robert B. Schlick of Phoenixville. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Richard Schlick.

Fred was a member of Trinity Reformed Church in Pottstown. An Eagle Scout, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America. He coached local youth lacrosse and volunteered at St. Aloysius School. He was a graduate of Schwenksville High School and Temple University. Fred retired from Cabot Corp. in 1996 and continued part-time with Sanatoga Corp.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, 2:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, with the Rev. John Houghton officiating. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00PM to 2:15PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fred’s name to the Cancer Center at Phoenixville Hospital, Patient Assistance Fund, 824 Main Street, Suite 101, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Attn: Jennifer Green.

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Jane Boughter

Sep-9 11:33am

I remember your family fondly when Jason & Chad went to school together. Your husband(father)always had a funny, cute, story to tell. You are all in my prayers.

Carol Brown Longacre

Sep-11 3:57pm

I'm so sorry to learn of Fred's passing. I can't believe so many years have passed since your beautiful wedding day I was priviledged to be a part of. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

Linda Boettger

Sep-14 12:36pm

Fred and I worked together for 8 years at Sanatoga Corp and have kept in touch through out the years. He will be greatly missed; he was a great guy.


September 3, 2009
Michael P. Wiand, 55, of East Coventry

Michael P. Wiand, 55, of East Coventry Twp., passed away suddenly on Monday at his residence.

Born in Phoenixville, he was the son of Stanley and Theresa (Deevy) Wiand of Spring City.

Surviving with his parents are his brothers Terence S. Wiand, husband of Nancy, of Royersford, Gary T. Wiand, husband of Suzanne, of East Coventry, and Patrick R. Wiand, husband of Donna, of Exeter and nieces and nephews Ashley, Kaila, Timothy, Jeffrey and Caitlin Wiand. He is predeceased by a brother Denis Wiand.

Michael was a member of St. Joseph Church in Spring City. He was a 1972 graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School, worked for Dana Corp. for many years and enjoyed watching baseball and following the Phillies.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, 11:00AM at St. Joseph Church, 3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City with Fr. Charles O’Hara officiating. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, 305 W. Pothouse Road, Phoenixville. Friends may call on Wednesday from 9:30AM to 11:00AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s name to St. Joseph Church, 3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA 19475

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Brenda Miller Clark

Sep-6 9:57am

To The Wiand Family:<br /> Michael and I were high school classmates and I wanted to express my sincere condolences to the Wiand family. I can't begin to imagine the pain you're feeling, but I believe Michael is now in a better place. May he rest in eternal peace.

Norma Wiand Conklin

Sep-7 9:19pm

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My all of the family find peace and comfort in the word of God. Your Cousin Norma

Robert Kirkhoff

Sep-8 8:39am

My deepest sympathy at this time for your loss of Michael. my thoughts and prayers are with you.<br /> Sincerely, Bob

Mary Beth Schaeffer

Sep-8 1:55pm

Dear Aunt Theresa,Uncle Stan and<br /> family- I am keeping you all in my prayers at this time. It is never eady to go through the loss of some one you deeply love. May God be with you and bring you the comfort that only he can bring.

Dean Family

Sep-8 7:56pm

Thinking of you at this difficult time, the ones left behind suffer the most..<br /> We feel your pain. <br /> Love, the Deans

Keith Heater

Sep-9 8:29am

I wish to extend our condolences from the entire Heater family to our friends and neighbors, the Wiand family. Our prayers are with you all. May the Love and Grace of our Lord bless you all in your time of sorrow.<br /> <br /> The Heater Family.

Sr Joanne Leccese CPS

Sep-9 7:42pm

Dear Sean,my sincere condolences on the death of your father, Walter. I just heard about it today and was very sad to hear of your loss. Be assured of my prayers for Walter, your mother and family.


September 1, 2009
Walter B. Gipprich, enjoyed motorcycling

Walter B. Gipprich, age 61, husband of Donna L. (Ehrich) Gipprich, of Roberts Dr., Stowe, died Monday at his residence.

Born in Reading, he was the son of Walter P. and Patricia Mae (Goheen) Gipprich, of Wyomissing.

At one time he was a policeman in Cumru Twp., for 15 years, and then spent ten years in Arizona where he worked as a Respiratory Therapist. After moving back to the area Walter worked at Shillington Jewelry Store, and most recently he worked at Classic Harley-Davidson, in Leesport. He was U.S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Walter loved motorcycling and camping with family and friends.

Surviving with his wife are two sons; Patrick Gipprich, of Colorado Springs, and Sean Gipprich, of Shillington, along with two step-sons; Brian & Scot Christy, both of Stowe.
Also surviving are five brothers; Gregory Gipprich, of Shillington, Timothy Gipprich, of Calif., Philip Gipprich, of Gauglersville, Peter Gipprich, of Exeter, and Richard Gipprich, of Wyomissing, along with 5 sisters; Kathy Yeager, of Whitfield Pa., Ann Stufflet, of Reading, Abby Hunsberger, of Womissing, Amy Gipprich, of Ephrata, and Peggy Woodward, of Wyomissing.  He is also survived by two grandsons; Tyler and Nathan Gipprich, and two step-granddaughters; Emily Christy, and Jasie Schaeffer.  He was pre-deceased by a brother; Dennis Gipprich.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, with the Rev. Dr. Donald Eisenhauer, officiating.  Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories.  Friends may call on Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8 PM , and also on Friday from 9:45 to 10:15, at the funeral home. The family invites those who wish to ride their motorcycles to the funeral, to please do so.

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Rob Ansbach

Sep-2 8:16am

Sean:<br /> So sorry to hear this. Please take care and my heart is with you and your family.<br /> <br /> Aloha,<br /> <br /> Rob Ansbach<br /> [Formerly of Van Duren Jewelers]

Kim and Dave Jankowski

Sep-2 10:13am

Walt will be missed by both of us. Donna, Brian, & Scot, please accept our sympathies. Let us know if we can ever do anything. We will miss those great conversations with Walt at sorority events. We will see you Thursday, Kim & Dave

Steve Benita Kyle Wulchin

Sep-2 11:32am

We are very sorry for your loss. Even when it's expected this is not easy to deal with, and we wish we had something to say to help you feel better. Hopefully you can take comfort in knowing that you are surrounded by family and friends.

Bob Hug and Family

Sep-2 11:34am

My sincerest condolences to you and your family.<br /> <br /> Walt was a very dear friend of ours. I am greatly saddened to learn of his passing. <br /> <br /> My wife Kathy (now deceased) worked with Sue. They attended our wedding... <br /> Walt was a good friend and a great guy. We were very close. <br /> <br /> I am truly sorry for your loss.<br /> <br /> May the peace of the risen Lord be with you always.<br /> God Bless You. <br /> Bob Hug

Bev and Bill Livezey

Sep-2 8:31pm

So sorry to hear of Walt's passing. Although there are no words to ease the sorrow that is yours, our thoughts and prayers are with you the whole family during this difficult time.

John Stuebner Sr

Sep-3 8:38am

I knew Walt since school. He also worked for me in the Mohnton Police Department, he was a good officer and was well liked in the community. We had many good times and I will always have good memories.<br /> He was a good friend and will be missed.<br /> <br /> John Stuebner Sr.<br /> Retired Police Cheif

Pete Prydybasz

Sep-3 10:14am

I have been a friend of the Gippriches for all my life. I am very saddened at the loss of Walt..I wish the best to all of you in this dark time. May he rest in peace.

Terri Goheen Srinivasan

Sep-3 2:05pm

My most sincere condolences to the Gipprich family, one and all. I pray for peace for my cousin, and to his parents, siblings, wife, children and grandchildren. Love to you all, Terri Goheen-Srinivasan, Maysville, KY

Jaime Atkins

Sep-4 10:23am

Sean,<br /> Walt will be missed by all.Take care,be strong. <br /> Jaime atkins

Kim Schearer

Sep-4 10:11pm

The staff of Wyomissing Surgical Services would like to express our sincere sympathy on your loss. We knew Walter as a patient but will miss him as a friend. He was a delightful man and will be missed!

John McLin

Sep-5 10:40am

sean, with our heartfelt sorrow & sympathy to you and the rest of the family.your dad was a great man & i'm glad i had the pleasure to meet.if anything we can do let us know. our prayers are with you and your family. John,RENEE & FAMILY

Les Burel

Dec-3 10:00pm

I've just learned of Walt's passing. We were in the Navy together on the USS Independence. I remember the day he came aboard. The first topic of conversation that I can remember was about his family and what a great place Reading was. My sincerest condolences to his family.


September 1, 2009
William L. Dillman Sr., loving husband and father

William L. Dillman  Sr., age 79, husband of Edith A. (Lightowler) Dillman, of E. High St., Sanatoga, and formerly of Upper Pottsgrove Twp., died Monday at his residence.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late William A. and Helen (Beecher) Dillman.
He worked for 30 years at the former Bethlehem Steel Corp., in Pottstown and later for the Pottsgrove School District for 10 years.

He was U.S. Marine Corp. Veteran, of the Korean War.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Pottstown, his whole life. He was also a member of the Steel Worker’s of America #2600, and the New Hanover Area, AARP.  In addition to that he sang with the former “Nifty Fifty Upbeats”, chorus, in Pottstown, and also sang with the Sanatoga Ridge chorus.

Surviving with his wife are two sons; William L. Dillman Jr., husband of Holly, of Spring City, and David A. husband of Kathleen Dillman, of Birdsboro, along with a daughter, Deborah H. wife of Neal Cressman, of Douglassville. Also surviving is a sister; Joan wife of Kenneth Landis, of Pottstown, and six grandchildren; Drew and Becky Cressman, Bill Dillman III, Tyler and Bradley Dillman, and Heather Dillman. He was pre-deceased by a sister; Judith Dillman.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Friday, at the First United Methodist Church, 414 High St., Pottstown, with the Rev. Will Humes, officiating.  Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories.  Friends may call on Friday from 10 to11 AM, at the church.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to; First United Methodist Church, 414 High St., Pottstown, Pa.  19464.

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Brett Rhoads

Sep-2 12:20pm

To the Dillman Family,<br /> <br /> We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.<br /> <br /> Brett and Laura Rhoads

Dick Phillips

Sep-2 9:21pm

Edith,<br /> So sorry to read about Bill. Remember all the good times we had with the band.<br /> <br /> Dick Phillips <br /> <br />

John Wassmer

Sep-6 7:39pm

Semper Fi, brother. We bought Bill and Edith's house 4 years ago, I didn't know he was a fellow Marine until afterwards. Cancer sucks. May he rest in peace. September 1st is now another date to raise a glass to the departed!

Linda Giannini

Sep-26 9:47pm

Just heard about Bill, I didn't know he had been ill. I'm so sorry for your loss.Will try to see you on Oct. Linda


September 1, 2009
Stella Wentzel, 91, of Boyertown

Stella (Moyer) Wentzel, 91, of Boyertown, wife of the late Arlington L. Wentzel, passed away on Monday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

 

Born in Barto, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Lillie (Heydt) Moyer.

Surviving is her daughter Anna Mae Weller, wife of Clarence, of Boyertown; grandchildren Cheryl Graber, wife of Jeffrey, of Oley, and Lori Haldeman, wife of Mike, of Boyertown; great grandchildren Kristine and Wayne Fabian Jr., and Megan and Paige Graber; and sister in law Pearl Gerth of Reading.

 

Stella was a member of St. John’s Hill UCC Church in Boyertown. She worked at Bally Pants Factory and retired from Boyertown Casket Company. She was a member of Friendship Hook & Ladder Ladies Auxiliary and was a life time member of the Boyertown Music League. Stella also enjoyed gardening and the mountains.

 

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 2PM at St. John’s Hill UCC Church, Boyertown, with Pastor Hart Inlow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 12:30PM to 1:45PM at the church.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stella’s name to St. John’s Hill UCC Church, 620 Hill Church Road, Boyertown, PA 19512.
Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville is in charge of arrangements.

 

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August 31, 2009
Frederick P. Morton, age 83

Frederick P. “Fred” Morton, age 83, husband of the late Ramona J. (Conklin), of Merkel Rd., Gilbertsville, died Friday at the Pottstown Manor Care.

Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Ethel (Preston) Morton.
He was a WW II Army Veteran, serving in Italy.

Fred worked for 30 years at the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., in Pottstown, and later worked for Weiss Markets in Gilbertsville, for 10 years.

He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Gilbertsville, and a life member of the Boyertown American Legion  Post.  Fred also enjoyed playing bingo, bowling, and softball, and was an all around big  sports fan.

Surviving are three stepsons; Marvin, husband of Toni Thrasher of Stowe, Edward, husband of Eva Thrasher, of Pottstown, and Michael, husband of Kathy Thrasher, of Boyertown, along with two stepdaughters; Patricia Rhoads, of Pottstown, and Donna, wife of David Conrad, of Gilbertsville.  He is also survived by a brother; Richard Morton, of West Chester, and two sisters; Anita Wynn, of Downingtown, and Frances Janderchick, of Pottstown, along with 8 step grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by a brother John Morton.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, in St. Luke Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville, with the Rev. Chris Weidner, officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.  Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville, and also on Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 AM, at the church.

Contributions may be made in his memory to: American Cancer Society, c/o Tricia Hewitt, Nat’l Penn Bank, 1830 E. High St., Pottstown, Pa.  19464, and or St. Luke
Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville, Pa.  19525.

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August 31, 2009
Donald C. Bausher, avid outdoorsman

Donald C. Bausher, age 81, of Manor Care, Pottstown, and formerly of Boyertown, died Sunday Aug. 30, 2009, at the Manor.

Born in Yellow House, Berks Co., he was the son of the late Daniel W. Bausher and the late Amy A. Reeser.

He worked at the former Charles Gable Co. in Boyertown for 14 years, and then for Berks Products, in Gilbertsville for 25 years.  In addition, he worked for 15 years with the Security Police at the Boyertown Senior High School, and also for 15 years as a school bus driver for Quigley Bus Co., in Bally.

Donald was member of the Pikeville Sportsmans Assoc., the Friendship Hook & Ladder Fire Co., in Boyertown, and the Liberty Fire Co., in New Berlinville.  He was an avid outdoor sportsman.

Surviving is a companion; Mary Decker, of Gilbertsville, and a son; Donald J. Bausher, husband of Mary, of Bechtelsville, along with two daughters; Mary Jane, wife of Richard Kemp, of Barto, and Linda A. Schutt, of Barto.  Also surviving is a step-son; Robert L. Kemp, husband of Delores, of New Berlinville, and a sister; Barbara A. Eshbach, of New Berlinville.  He has 9 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, with Mr. Ted Maurer, officiating.  Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories.  Friends may call on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:15 AM, at the funeral home.

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Roger and Jean Rohrbach

Sep-1 5:26pm

Sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Donald Bausher our thoughts are with your families. Friends from the Bechtelsville bunch and a hunting buddy.

Carol Grimaldi

Sep-1 9:55pm

I was so sorry to hear of Donald's death. A number of years ago we drove school bus at the same school and parked next to each other, spending a lot of afternoons just chatting to pass the time. He was such a kind man, always talking about his garden, and his family. I always enjoyed him. I will keep his family in my prayers.

Cheryl Strunk

Sep-2 9:36am

my deepest sympathy to the bausher families. you are in my prayers

James Greathouse

Feb-11 8:39am

Bob's famaley I will be there in thought. Jim


August 27, 2009
Wilbur E. Kutz, loving husband and father

Wilbur E. “Bub” Kutz, 71, of Pottstown, husband of Gladys L. (Mauger) of 44 years, passed away on Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Harold V. and Edna V. (Boose) Kutz.

Surviving with his wife is their daughter Cindy R. Booth, wife of Edward, of Quakertown; his brother Harold V. Kutz Jr and his sister Carolyn Loose, both of Pottstown.  Also surviving are grandchildren Sarah and Tyler Booth. Along with his parents he is predeceased by his brother Larry Kutz.

Wilbur was a member of Salem Evangelical & Reformed Church in Reamstown.  He enjoyed gardening and traveling. He most recently worked at Sanatoga Ridge Community helping with the landscaping.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Stephen E. Hollinger officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Great Swamp UCC Cemetery in Spinnerstown. Friends may call on Monday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wilbur’s name to the American Cancer Society, c/o Tricia Hewitt, National Penn Bank, 1830 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Kristen Hallman

Aug-28 11:09pm

He was such a sweet man. We will always have very fond memories of him and our talks in the front yard. We are praying for you all in this very sad time.<br /> Love,<br /> the Hallman family

Steve Pritchard

Aug-29 9:48pm

Gladys and Family I can't begin to tell you in words how sorry I am for your loss.I didn't know your husband Gladys,but if he was half the person you are I would have been proud to know him. My family and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family. <br /> God will show you the way through this hard time. Keep your faith in him alive!<br /> We all will pray for you.<br /> The Pritchard Family


August 27, 2009
William P. Reazor, 84, of North Coventry

William P. “Bill” Reazor, 84, of North Coventry, husband of the late Norma (Longacre) Reazor, passed away on Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Lester and Louise (Schaefer) Reazor.

Surviving is son Ronald W. Reazor Sr, husband of Sheri, of North Coventry; grandson Ronald W. Reazor Jr., husband of Stephani, of Pottstown, granddaughter Jaime L. Reazor of Pottstown; great grandchildren Aryial, Tiffany and Elijah; brothers Richard, Gerald, John, Joseph and David Reazor; and sister Barbara Reinford. He is predeceased by his brothers Lester and Thomas Reazor.

William was a WWII Army veteran. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Pottstown and a retiree from Stanley G. Flagg Company.  He was an avid bowler for 50+ years and was a Phillies and Eagles fan.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Terrence Highland officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William’s name to Christ Episcopal Church, PO Box 252, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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The Lenhardts

Aug-28 6:19pm

Our sympathies go out to the entire Reazor family. He was loved by many and a great part of our entire family.


August 26, 2009
Craig S. Gamler, loving husband and father

Craig S. Gamler, 47, of Boyertown, Colebrookdale Twp., husband of Dawn A. (Carpenter) Gamler of 28 years, passed away on Tuesday at his home after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of Russell A. Gamler and Gladys I. (Leh) Oppelt.

Surviving is son Adam C. Gamler, and daughter Julie M. Gamler; brother Dean A. Gamler, husband of Liz; and sister Karen D. (Gamler) Soffa, wife of Todd. Also surviving is step-mother Janice I. Gamler, step-father Joseph Oppelt and step brothers Randy Oppelt, husband of Denise, Michael Oppelt, husband of Lisa, and Ronnie Oppelt.

Craig worked at the family business Drum Construction for 11 years and at A. W. Mercer for 30 years. He was a die hard Mets fan, enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching dirt track racing at Grandview and loved taking trips to the casinos. He was a loving husband and father and will be sadly missed.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 11AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Friends may call on Saturday from 9AM to 10:45 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Craig’s name to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002-2755.

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Joanne Imbody

Aug-29 7:12am

On behalf of my son, Jim Shaffer, who was a close boyhood friend of Craig's and who lives with his family in Spain the past 18 years, I offer heartfelt sympathy to Craig's family. May you take comfort in knowing he is at peace and no longer suffering.

Jim Krynski

Aug-29 12:42pm

In reading the Saturday Mercury this morning, I am shocked to read of Craig's passing. I new Craig best about 10 years ago when I was Director of Operations for Pennridge School District. We worked together on Drum Construction's installation of "Stamped Macadam" at 2 of my elementary schools. There were also other smaller projects we discussed or worked on over about a 5 year time span back then. Outside of project matters we talked hunting and some about our families. I just happened to be driving down Hollow Rd outside Collegeville one day about a year ago when I passed a small white Drum Const. car pulled over to the side of the road. This was a rural road with very little traffic and as I passed of the vehicle it's familiar look made me study it better in my rear view mirror. I saw enough to make me slow to a stop a couple hunded feet down the road and then back up. I hadn't spoke with Craig for a few years at that point, As I left my truck and started walking to his car I could see he had a set of plans and was making notes for a road resurface job he was bidding. we talked for about 10 minutes - I never sensed that he had any kind of affliction. I would like to extend my sincere sympathies to his family. I got a sense that he was a real "family man" and I'm certain he will be deeply missed.<br /> Best Wishes<br /> Jim Krynski<br /> Lower Pottsgrove

Jim Shaffer

Aug-31 8:27am

My childhood friend and inseperable sidekick. We sure had some fun. Fishing all summer long, Boyscouts, bicycles, baseball cards, wrestling, and playing with the rest of the kids in the area. At times it seemed I spent more time at his house than mine. My heart goes out to his family, those I've met, and those I haven't. Russell, Janice, Gladys, Deanie, and Ronnie, you were all like extended family to me. Nothing I can say or do can mitigate your loss, know then that it's my loss too. Craig took a part of me with him and left a part of himself with me. I'll treasure the memories till the day we meet again on the other side.

Paula Lenane

Aug-31 11:13am

Dean and Randy,<br /> Im so sad to hear of your Brother's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.<br /> Paula Lenane

A Cole

Sep-1 2:35pm

Sorry for the loss of your mate and father. He was still quite a young man. May the words at Acts 24:15, "and I have hope towards God, which hope these men themselves also entertain that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.", bring you hope. Comfort one another. Let others help.


August 21, 2009
Mary P. O’Hara, loving wife, mother & grandmother

Mary P. (Riffert) O’Hara, 64, of Royersford, loving wife of Gerald M. O’Hara, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Mt. Vernon, NY on Nov. 17, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Jean (Frenz) Riffert.

Surviving with her husband are her beloved children Peter Gurciullo, Paul Gurciullo, Jennifer O’Hara, Leslie O’Hara and Ryan O’Hara. She was a devoted grandmother to Amanda, Caitlin, Nicholas, Olivia, Peter and Emily and was a cherished sister to Barbara Glick.

She was a 1962 graduate of A.B. Davis High School in Mt. Vernon, NY. Mary was loved very much by her family and will be sadly missed. She was a kind hearted person and a friend to everyone she met.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 9Am to 11Am at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford. A graveside service will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories.

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Lori Cichocki

Aug-23 9:28am

I had the pleasure of meeting Mary O'Hara. She was a kind, caring person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Judy Lange Godfrey

Aug-23 1:01pm

My sympathies go out to the entire Gurciullo and O'Hara family on the sudden death of my beloved cousin, Mary. She will always live on in my memory and I will forever cherish all the good memories we had together growing up. May her soul rest in peace.<br /> Your loving cousin,<br /> Judy

Nicole Turner Fink

Aug-24 8:21am

I first met Mary and her family when she lived on Second Avenue in Royersford. She was a great person and I enjoyed spending time with her and Jennifer. I am very sad to learn of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Trudy Riffert Gary and Geri Bernard

Aug-24 3:11pm

We were saddened to hear of the sudden death of Mary Phyllis O'Hara. She was always such a kind and loving person to her Aunt Trudy. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Bonnie Wills

Aug-25 1:56am

I first met Mary back in the 70's, when we worked together. She was great to work with and wonderful, caring friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Libby Taberoff Farrow

Aug-25 4:25am

My heart goes out to the entire Gurciullo and O'Hara family for their loss. Mary was an amazing woman and she was a big part of my childhood. I used to call her Aunt Mary then. I always look back fondly on the times I spent with her family, playing with Peter and Paulie when we were kids. Mary was very kind and she always made me feel welcome. I will miss her.

Olga Pacowski

Aug-28 12:57pm

I. just heard about Mary yesterday from a fellow Realtor.<br /> I am so sorry to hear that. I worked with Mary at Specht RE. and also at Century 21-Fletcher.<br /> Please accept my condolences.


August 21, 2009
Kathryn K. Cornbrooks, 102, of Royersford

Kathryn K. (Potteiger) Cornbrooks, 102, wife of the late Thomas E. Cornbrooks, of Parkhouse Providence Pointe Nursing Home, passed away on Friday.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 21, 1907, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Kathryn (Kistler) Potteiger.

Surviving is her daughter Kathryn Hipple, wife of William, of Pottstown; sister Dorothy Powell of Haddonfield, NJ; grandchildren Tom Hipple, husband of Elaine and Eric Hipple, husband of Anita; and great grand children Stacy Kless, wife of Ben, and Ryan Hipple. She is also predeceased by her brother Charles Potteiger and her sisters Ann Carson, Helen Sherrill and Ruth Heath.

Kathryn lived most of her life in Collingswood, NJ, for 33 years in South Coventry Twp., Chester County with her daughter and son in law and at Parkhouse in Royersford for her last years.  She was employed at two gift shops in Collingswood, being manager at one. She attended Coventryville United Methodist Church in Coventryville where she was active in the “Owls” Ladies Group and annual Christmas Bazaar. She was always noted for always having a smile and always remarked “I had a good life”.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, 10:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow Harleigh Cemetery in Camden, NJ. Friends may call on Monday from 9AM to 10AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathryn’s name to Coventryville UMC, 1521 Old Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465.

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Bob and Lisa Dries

Aug-23 6:56pm

Dear Kitty and Bill,<br /> We are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Kitty. How wonderful that God gave her such a long life. May the special moments you and your family shared with your mom stay forever in your hearts.<br /> <br /> Fondly,<br /> Bob and Lisa

Sharon Joe Yohn and Family

Aug-24 10:01am

Kitty, Bill and Family <br /> Kitty, sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Your family may be gone from the neighborhood but not from our hearts.


August 19, 2009
Marjorie J. Pitchford, formerly of Upper Pottsgrove

Marjorie J. (Johnson) Pitchford, widow of Charles W. Pitchford, of Frederick Mennonite Community and formerly of Upper Pottsgrove, died late Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center where she was a patient for three days. She was 90.

Born in Rockford, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late C. Harold Johnson and Estelle (Forsell) Johnson.

Mrs. Pitchford was a graduate of Rockford College, with a degree in Psychology and English, and the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science.  She was a Red Cross ambulance driver during World War II and was an air hostess for Trans World Airlines and flew personally for the legendary Howard Hughes when he owned TWA. After meeting her future husband, a B-17 pilot, she retired from TWA and was a homemaker living in Bethlehem and then the Chicago suburbs for many years before returning to Pennsylvania and the Pottstown area where she resided for the past 43 years.

Mrs. Pitchford and her husband, a retired Bethlehem Steel executive, were world travelers, spanning the globe from Australia to Iceland, Europe to the Far East. They had flown around the world together and crossed the Atlantic Ocean on the QEII numerous times. She had served on the executive board of America Youth Hostels for many years and during college went camping through New England and the Province of Quebec bicycling more than 1,500 miles. She was a member of “Clipped Wings” Chicago Chapter.

Mrs. Pitchford was a member of First United Presbyterian Church of Pottstown, the PMMC North Auxiliary, the Junior League, and a longtime member of Brookside Country Club.

She is survived by two sons, Charles H. Pitchford of Royersford; John B. Pitchford, husband of Denise Pitchford of Woodbury, N.J.; two daughters, Marilyn, wife of Joseph Catania, Rockville Centre, N.Y., and Mary Pitchford, wife of Eric Little, Brantford, Ontario, Canada; a sister, Marilyn Bitzer of Shelbyville, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey C. Pitchford, Janice Hazen, Carrie Kehl, Jennifer Pitchford, Gregory Pitchford, James Little, Mia Catania and Jonathan Catania, and two great grandchildren, Brynn and Carter Kehl.

The Rev. Carter Lester Jr. and the Rev. Kerry Pidcock-Lester, co-pastors, will officiate at a 1:30 p.m. funeral service Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 750 N. Evans St., Pottstown. The family will receive friends 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be in the Peace Garden at First Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Montgomery County Association for the Blind, 212 N. Main St., North Wales, PA 19454. (http://www.mcab.org/donorfriendsponsor.htm) or to First Presbyterian Church of Pottstown, 750 N. Evans St., Pottstown, PA 19464 (http://www.fpcpottstown.org/)

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Sharon Bitler Seckinger

Aug-21 9:05am

Lynn,<br /> I am in Pottstown visiting my father and saw your mother's notice in the paper. It has been a very long time since last we met, but I wanted you to know how sorry I am for you with the loss of your mother. Maybe someday we will reconnect. I entered my email address so maybe send me a note someday.<br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> Sharon Bitler Seckinger

Mr Mrs Stephen D Goll Jr

Aug-21 11:14am

To the entire Pitchford Family:<br /> It's hard for us to find the words that might bring you all comfort at this time of loss. Perhaps just knowing that we are thinking of you all with sympathy and unerstanding will somehow help to give you all strength at this difficult time.


August 18, 2009
Margaret S. Hanley, 90, of Boyertown

Margaret S. (Schmeelk) Hanley, 90, of Boyertown, wife of the late Paul R. Hanley, passed away on Sunday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Union City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Emma (Peper) Schmeelk.
Surviving is her Nephew William H. Schmeelk, husband of Barbara, of Marrietta, GA, a great nephew William “Chip” Schmeelk and a great niece Katherine Wilson.

Margaret was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown where she would volunteer for the American Red Cross. She graduated from Union Hill High School in Union City, NJ in 1937 and from Albright College in Reading, PA in 1941. She was a teacher and counselor at Boyertown School District for 36 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of the Boyertown Women’s Club and the Boyertown Association of PA Education Retired Teachers Association.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 2PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Entombment will be in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum in Boyertown. Friends may call on Saturday from 1PM to 1:45PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512.

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August 18, 2009
Stephen J. Saviello, loving husband and father

Stephen J. Saviello, age 67, husband of Dorothy (Wilson) Saviello, of Brook Dr., Royersford, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Kearny N.J., he was the son of the late John S. Saviello.

He was President of the former Metro Shippers, in Norristown, for 20 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Royersford. Stephen was an avid photographer,and also was very involved for over 16 years, as a volunteer EMT, for both the Lower Providence Twp. Ambulance Squad, and the W. Norriton Ambulance Squad. He also enjoyed and loved his cats.

Surviving with his wife of 41 years, is a daughter; Stephanie A. Saviello, of Pottstown, and a son; John G. husband of Kate Saviello, of Limerick Twp.  Also surviving is a brother; Gregory J. husband of Rosemarie Saviello, of Lincoln Park N.J. Stephen was also a loving grandfather to 5 grandchildren; Danielle M. Saviello, who resided with her grandparents for many years, along with Lucas Saviello, Phillip Minoske, John Paul Saviello, and Julliette Saviello. He was pre-deceased by a daughter; Jamiann DeFusco.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Walnut St. & Lewis Rd., Royersford, on Saturday August 22, 2009, at 10 AM., with Rev. Timothy M. Judge, officiating. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery, Royersford.  Friends may call on Friday evening from 6:30 to 8 PM, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: Spay & Save Inc., P.O. Box 122, Lafayette Hill, Pa.  19444.

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jim parker

Aug-21 7:54am

Steve & I only became close friends the last ten years, but it seemed like s lifetime. Steve, may you rest in peace and may God bless your soul.<br /> Steve will be greatly missed by the Kearny High School Alumni for which he toiled tirelessly. I feel a big void in my heart...<br /> My sincere condolances to Steve's family and friends.

Lois Wadewitz

Aug-21 9:08pm

So sorry to hear that Steve is gone. He did such a great job on the KHS site. Will he ever be missed

Claire Rowlands

Aug-22 12:27pm

Dear Dorothy and Family,<br /> I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Steve will be missed however his memory will always remain here with his love for Kearny and his Kearny web site that he devoted so many beautiful and fond memories to all of us that grew up in Kearny.<br /> You will all be in my thoughts and prayers, always.<br /> God Bless You All!<br /> Love,<br /> Claire

Tina Valerio

Aug-22 9:28pm

I just want to say what a GREAT boss Steve was. He was a very generous and kind man and I totally enjoyed working for him. Dot, take comfort in knowing that you family and friends are here for you. Please call if you need anything, absolutely anything.

Orchid L Carlson

Aug-23 12:16pm

I only knew Steve from working together on his Alumni Site and mine. But we became good friends. <br /> My Sincere Sympthay to all of Steve's family at this sad time.<br /> <br /> Orchid

Pat Cahill Bailey

Aug-23 3:28pm

Steve was a wonderful person. I started Kindegarten with him and will always remember all he did for KHS and Roosevelt School. He worked tirelssly on the web site. It is wanderful and he gets the credit. We will all miss him. Sad new.

Wes Humphreys

Oct-13 12:17pm

I just learned of Mr Saviello's passing and just wanted to send my deepest condolences out to Mrs Saviello, Stephanie, John, and the rest of the Saviello family.

Ru Saviello

Oct-15 12:57pm

I am so saddened by Steve's passing. <br /> My sincere sympathy to Dot and family. <br /> We were "long lost relatives" that were reunited thanks to Stephanie's initial letter to me and many many months of Steve's diligent work on our family tree. I had hoped this year to be able to visit our family in Italy and get acquainted with all family members Steve found. <br /> He was a great guy with a terrific sense of humor and will be missed tremendously.<br />


August 17, 2009
Ellen Downey, Born in N. Ireland

Ellen “Eileen” (Fullerton) Downey, age 82, wife of the late Ivan Downey, of Pleasantview Dr., Douglassville, died Friday in Manor Care, Pottstown.

Born in Ballymena County Antrim, Northern Ireland, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Lorimer) Fullerton.

Ellen worked as a Nannie in the Phila. area for many years, along with raising her own family. She was very proud of her heritage and always loved going home to N. Ireland.

Surviving are two daughters; Heather D. wife of Kenneth L. Schaeffer, of Amity Twp., and Sylvia M. Johnson, companion of John B. Deptula, of Ft. Mohave Ariz.  Also surviving are three brothers; Robert and Albert Fullerton, of N. Ireland, and Herbert Fullerton, of England, along with 4 grandchildren; Nicole Bennett, Jennifer Kircher, Antonino J. Buto, and James Downey Jr., and 6 great grandchildren.  She was pre-deceased by a son; James Downey, and seven brothers, and one sister.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Lower Pottsgrove Twp. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to:  American Heart Assoc., 625 W. Ridge Pike, Building A., Suite 100, Conshohocken, Pa.  19428.

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August 17, 2009
Kathryn G. Beaver, St. Luke’s Church member

Kathryn G. “Kass” (Green) Beaver, wife of Lester H. Beaver, of Frederick Mennonite Community, Upper Frederick Twp., died Saturday morning at Frederick.

Born in Gardenville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Pauline (Rau) Green.

She graduated in 1940 from Yeadon High School, and was Valadictorian of her class.
She worked for the Norristown School District for 20 years.

Kass was a member of the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Obelisk, Pa. She was a very creative person, and enjoyed sewing, crosheting, needle work, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, in addition to reading.

Surviving with her husband of 65 years, are two sons; Craig H. Beaver of Boyertown, and Keith L. husband of Victoria Beaver, of Schwenksville, and a daughter; Christine L. Murray, of Exton, Pa.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren; Jennifer, James, Sara, Laura, Molly, Nathan and Karen.  She was predeceased by three brothers; Thomas, George, and Walter Green.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Thursday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Rt. 73 & Neiffer Rd., Obelisk, with the Rev. James A. Shelly, officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery, St. Peter’s Pa.  Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 PM, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville, and also on Thursday morning from 10:15 to 10:45 AM, at the church.

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Beverly Walker White

Aug-17 12:25pm

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. I remember Mrs. Beaver fondly when I was a student at Norristown High School working in the Communications Center. She was a thoughtful caring woman and a wonderful mentor. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Michelle Rolli Civitello

Aug-18 6:54am

I was very sad to hear the news of Mrs. Beaver's passing. She was a fun, lively woman who we all loved being around. I also worked with her in the Communication Center at NAHS. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbara J McNutt

Aug-18 9:32am

It is with great sympathy to hear of your loss may you remember Kathryn in all that she did and said and may you all be at peace that she is now in a peaceful state. With Love Barb McNutt

Barbara Harmon

Aug-19 8:38pm

Please know that all of the family is in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Aunt Kas so very much and will miss her terribly. She was always "my favorite". It is comforting to know that she and her brothers are smiling down on us. Wish we could be there tomorrow, howver you will be in our thoughts. Much love and our deepest sympathy to all.<br /> Love Always,<br /> Barb, Craig and Carly

Debra Flores Carol Adams

Aug-20 9:24am

To the Beaver, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this your time of sorrow. May God guide you and protect you in this hour of grief. <br /> love to all Deb And Carol


August 17, 2009
Sharon K. Koch, Beloved wife and mother

Sharon K. (Hasselhan) Koch, age 60, wife of David E. Koch, of Lemon St., Stowe, died Saturday in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of Lois (March) Hasselhan, of Upper Pottsgrove Twp., and the late John Hasselhan.

She was a 1967 graduate of Pottsgrove High School. She had worked for Robert Evans Real Estate and Insurance, in Pottstown for many years, and later she worked for the former Patriot Bank, in Pottstown.

Sharon was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Pottstown.  She enjoyed working with geneology in general, and loved to crochet and go camping.

Surviving with her husband and mother is a daughter: Kim M. wife of Nicholas DiPaolo, of Bethlehem, and a son; Brian A. Koch, of Douglassville. Also surviving are two sisters: Sandra Hasselhan, of Upper Pottsgrove Twp. and Sheryl Migdal, of North Coventry Twp., along with 3 grandsons: Stephen and Jason Koch, and Gareth DiPaolo, and 5 Godchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, with the Rev. Paul Xander, officiating.  Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 PM, and also on Thursday from 10 to 10:30 AM, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to The American Cancer Society Relay for Life - Pottstown, Attn:  Maddi DeGennaro, 700 Horizon Circle, Ste. 201, Chalfont, PA 18914 or Grace Lutheran Church, 660 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA  19464. 

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Kim

Aug-18 1:16am

Rest in Peace, Mother for you are with the Angels now. No more pain, no more suffering. We will miss you dearly, but we also rejoice in knowing that you have been welcomed home to Heaven. We love you. <br /> <br /> "We little knew that morning<br /> that God was going to call your name. <br /> In life we loved you dearly, <br /> in death we do the same. <br /> It broke our hearts to lose you, <br /> you did not go alone; <br /> for part of us went with you<br /> the day God called you home.<br /> You left us peaceful memories,<br /> your love is still our guide,<br /> and though we cannot see you,<br /> you are always by our side. <br /> Our family chain is broken <br /> and nothing seems the same, <br /> but as God calls us one by one,<br /> the chain will link again." <br /> ~Author Unknown

Forrest and Nancy Reimert

Aug-18 5:56am

Dear Brian and family, <br /> So sorry for your loss.<br /> Sincerely, <br /> Forrest and Nancy

Patricia Harbach

Aug-18 9:58am

Our sincere condolences to you all for the loss of your wife, mother,daughter, sister, friend. All too soon her life was ended. May you heal knowing that she suffers no more. Remember the happy times with her vibrant smile.Our prayers are with you.

Linda Pichler

Aug-19 12:05pm

Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Mom was a beautiful person who was taken from this world to early, but her rewards in heaven will be great and well deserved.<br /> <br /> I would like to leave you with a poem from the Priests of the Sacred Heart that has helped me in the past and I hope it will be able to bring you some comfort.<br /> <br /> Safely Home<br /> <br /> I am home in Heaven, dear ones;<br /> Oh, so happy and so bright!<br /> There is perfect joy and beauty <br /> In this everlasting light.<br /> <br /> All the pain and grief is over,<br /> Every restless tossing passed;<br /> I am now at peace forever, <br /> Safely home in Heaven at last.<br /> <br /> Did you wonder I so calmly<br /> Trod the valley of the shade?<br /> Oh! But Jesus’ love illumined<br /> Every dark and fearful glade.<br /> <br /> And He came Himself to meet me<br /> In that way so hard to tread;<br /> And with Jesus’ arm to lean on,<br /> Could I have one doubt or dread?<br /> <br /> Then you must not grieve so sorely,<br /> For I love you dearly still:<br /> Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,<br /> Pray to trust our Father’s Will.<br /> <br /> There is work still waiting for you,<br /> So you must not idly stand;<br /> Do it now, while life remaineth-<br /> You shall rest in Jesus’ land.<br /> <br /> When that work is all completed,<br /> He will gently call you Home;<br /> Oh, the rapture of that meeting,<br /> Oh, the joy to see you come!<br />

Richard and Gerry Maleski

Aug-20 7:06pm

Dear David,<br /> We were shocked and saddened to hear of your wife Sharon's passing. May your own happy memories be a comfort to you now.<br /> Sincerely, Dick and Gerry

Sue Vitelli

Aug-21 1:03pm

To Dave, and family........Sharon and I worked together @ Patriot in Stowe. She was a great co-worker and friend, it was a joy knowing her and working with her. I know how much she loved her family, she always talked about you. I am a better person to have known her.<br /> She will be missed. My sincerest sympathy, Sue

Elaine Mace Greer

Aug-26 2:24pm

Uncle Dave, Kim & Brian. I was very sad to hear of Aunt Sharon's passing. It is joyful to know she is no longer suffering, that her pains are gone and she is with God. I am sorry I could not be there for the services but my thoughts were with you all. I do have many good memories that I keep with me and will always have. I think of her every time I pass by Evans Real Estate and all the times my walks took me by there when I got a chance to stop in and visit. I hope the Lord gives you all continued strength and happiness until you one day get to see her again. God Bless. Elaine


August 14, 2009
Mildred Matz, 72, of Boyertown

Mildred “Mim” (Benfield) Matz, 72, of Boyertown, wife of the late James I. Matz, passed away on Friday at home with her family by her side.

Born in Washington, Twp., Berks Co., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Estella (Bartholomew) Benfield.

Surviving are her daughters Linda Nugent of Northlake, IL., Lori Mauger of Boyertown and Lisa Hamm of Sassamansville; her brother Charles Benfield of Barto; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son Daniel Matz, 2 sisters and a brother.

Mildred attended Calvary United Church of Christ in Barto. She was a loving mother who enjoyed cooking, needle crafts and spending time with her grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Union Niantic Cemetery. Friends will be received on Monday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mildred’s name to the American Heart Association, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Building A, Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

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Peggy Haupt

Aug-16 4:54pm

My Aunt Mim was always a kind soul. She will be missed. My mom, Dad, Grandparents and Danny will welcome her with open arms!!! God Bless you Aunt Mim, Love always Peggy


August 7, 2009
Jane M. DiCindio, 57, loving wife & mother

Jane M. (Kehs) DiCindio, 57, wife of James N. DiCindio, of Boyertown,  passed away on Wednesday at her residence.

Born in Bally, she was the daughter of Cyril Kehs of Bally and the late Rita (Melcher) Kehs.
Jane worked as a Lab Technician for Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, for the past 35 years. She was a member of St. Columbkill R.C. Church, Boyertown.

Jane loved art and was an artist herself.  Most of all, Jane was a wonderful wife and mother and loved spending time with her family, in addition to her dogs.

Surviving with her husband and father are their daughter Carissa DiCindio, wife of Patrick Yaggy, of Athens, GA; her brothers Robert Kehs of Sellersville, PA, Charles Kehs of Barto, Vincent Kehs of Barto, Martin Kehs of Barto, and John Kehs of Huntersville, NC, also her sisters Kathleen Kehs of Emmaus, PA, Agnes Haddad of Boyertown, Lucy Destan of Gilbertsville, Helen Moyer of Gilbertsville, Ruth Breuninger of E. Greenville, Anne Tovcinak of Zionsville, Teresa White of Mirror Lake, NH, and Mary Fronheiser of Bally. She is predeceased by a son Jimmy V. DiCindio and brothers Francis and James Kehs.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Columbkill R.C. Church, 200 Indian Spring Rd., Boyertown, Pa., on Monday Aug. 10, 2009, at 11 AM.  Burial will be in Most Blessed Sacrament Church Cemetery, Bally. There will be no viewing. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to:  Jimmy DiCindio, Jenny Gilbert, Leslie Saponsky, Key Club, Kiwanis, Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 392, Boyertown, Pa.  19512.

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Rump

Aug-7 9:47am

Jimmy and Carrissa,<br /> My sincere condolences go out to both of you for the sad loss of Jane. She fought a courageous battle against a terrible foe. Thank God she is at peace now and no longer suffering. I love you both like family and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Rump

Corey Hannahoe

Aug-7 10:01am

Jimmy & Family,<br /> <br /> I am so sorry to hear of your loss and I am sorry that I will not be able to attend Monday's service but I wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and your family.<br /> <br /> God Bless You.<br /> <br /> Corey Hannahoe

Darlene Heere

Aug-7 10:17am

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge death as we know it here on earth. But we know there is now another angel in Heaven as Jane is now loving many dogs in heaven as she did here on earth. Jane has joined her dearly beloved son Jimmy in heaven and until such time as we join them in Heaven may they look down on us with all the love and kindness they showed us here on earth. They are both dearly loved and missed by all who were privileged to know them.

Bob Marlene Sell

Aug-7 10:18am

We are so sorry for your loss.<br /> Our prayers and thoughts are with you. God bless you and your family.

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Aug-7 10:26am

Dear Jim,<br /> Jane was a dear and kind person. The first time I met her was when she was a student at Reading Hospital and I was in the Lab . Then our children were friends and played together. Please keep your memories close to your heart. You and your family will be in our hearts and prayers.<br /> Love, Kermit, Cindy and AJ Bohn

Lorraine Adrian Hornig

Aug-7 10:40am

Jimmy and Family,<br /> It was with great sadness that I read about your loss. Jane was a wonderful person and while I only saw her a few times after graduation, I never forgot her sweet, quiet manner. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the years you had together bring you comfort.

Mary Jo Heacock

Aug-7 11:51am

Jim,<br /> I am so sorry for your loss. I remember seeing you and Jane sitting in church whenever I cantored and always hoped that I could give you some peace and joy for that hour. I'm sorry I will not be able to attend the funeral, but will quietly sing a song for Jane on my own.<br /> Please give Carissa a hug from me, she is in my thoughts and prayers.

Billy Jill

Aug-7 12:09pm

Jimmy (Iezzi) & Carissa, <br /> We are both saddened at the loss of Jane. She was a wonderful woman, very caring, and also my classmate (Billy). I will always remember the great times we all spent together. Jane will now dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Remember no one ever dies unless they are forgotten and we will never forget Jane. Love, Billy & Jill

liz heydt

Aug-7 12:15pm

Jimmy & Carissa,<br /> <br /> So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you through this trying time. God bless you!

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Aug-7 12:17pm

We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the entire DiCindio Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.<br /> <br /> The Stauffer Family,<br /> Dick, Barbara, Brian, Stacy, Rich and Roseann

Patricia Garris Geyer

Aug-7 4:01pm

My condolences for you and your family in the loss of your loved one Jane. My prayers and sympathy are with you now.

Jill and Ron

Aug-7 6:14pm

Jimmy and family,<br /> We are sorry to hear of your loss. Jane fought a courageous battle till the end,but she is now at peace with the Lord. It is with our deepest sympthay that our hearts and prayers go out to you.

Ken and Pat Tinney

Aug-7 7:13pm

Jimmy,<br /> Our sincere sympathy goes out to you for the loss of your precious Jane. May God be with you,and help you through this time of sorrow. We love you.<br /> <br /> Ken and Pat Tinney

Cheryl Bruce

Aug-7 8:20pm

Jim and Carissa,<br /> We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Cindy Schoenly

Aug-7 8:28pm

Jimmy & Carissa & families - My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May each of you always carry Jane's smile in your heart...God Bless You!

Judy Leister

Aug-8 7:03am

Dear Jim, Carissa & Patrick, Our hearts go out to the three of you, on the lost of a very special lady, there are nice people in this world and then there are really special people Jane was one of the very special people know that our family is thining of all of you. Sincerely, Judy & Paul Leister

Randy

Aug-8 11:26am

Our sincere condolances. It was a pleasure to work with Jane for many years at the hospital. May God be with you during this time of saddness.<br /> Randy & Janet Egolf

Mandi Brannan

Aug-8 12:01pm

Dear Mr. DiCindio and Carissa,<br /> I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am praying for you and your family in this difficult time.<br /> Mandi (DaMore) Brannan

Pat Wadsworth

Aug-8 1:26pm

Jimmy,<br /> My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. God Bless You.

Dolly Bealer

Aug-8 4:01pm

Jim,<br /> I'm so sorry for your loss. <br /> <br /> It's been years since we talked but I often think of you.<br /> <br /> Know that you are in my prayers<br /> <br /> Dolly

Brenda and John Mutter

Aug-8 8:39pm

Our sympathy and prayers to the Dicindio and Kehs families.

Bob Ann Taylor

Aug-8 9:10pm

Dear Jim,<br /> How saddend we were to hear of your wife Jane's passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.<br /> Sincerely,<br /> Ann & Bob

Len and Chi Ebert

Aug-9 11:24am

It was with much regret and sadness that we learned about the death of Jane. It was always a lift of spirit to see Jane and Carissa walking in the neighborhood....always smiling, happy faces.<br /> <br /> We appreciated Jane as an artist, and enjoyed seeing her beautiful art.<br /> <br /> We are thinking of James and all the family. <br /> <br /> With much sympathy and deepest regret.<br /> <br /> Len and Chi Ebert

Egon

Aug-9 1:30pm

Jim,<br /> I wish I could be there to personally express my sorrow at your loss. My thoughts are with you.<br /> Egon

Mel Renninger

Aug-9 9:19pm

Dear Jimmy and Carissa<br /> <br /> Its been 11 years, since I lived in Boyertown. My only contact is the internet. You can't beleive the the shock I had, when I read about Jane. My friend, life hasn't been easy for you, loosing little Jimmy and now Jane. Just remember one thing, they are now together again. I still remember Christmas Eve's, when the DiCindo Famly, would stop after church, to spend time with friends. Our sincere condolences, to you and Carrissa, and the DiCindio, and Kehs Family. Its been a long time, but Izzie's is, and always will be family. <br /> Love you, Betty and Mel

Dottie Kehs Fick

Aug-9 9:51pm

Jim, I remember you and Jane growing up together. I remember you telling me how much you loved her. Jane was a wonderful person, a kind and loving sole. Jane always had a smile and a kind word to say about everyone. You and your family and the Kehs family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Suzie Bush Neiman

Aug-10 6:11am

Jimmy and Family,<br /> My thoughts, prayers are with you at such a sad time. Jane was a beautiful person inside and out and will be deeply missed. She fought such a long battle with her illness. She is now without pain and suffering and is reuniting with her son. God Bless you all. Love, Suzie

Alfie Wade

Aug-10 12:38pm

jimmy, my heart breaks for you and i pray god helps you through another crisis in your life.

Karen Fisherowski Konnick

Aug-10 3:17pm

Jim and Carissa -- I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Vince Ellie Colatosti

Aug-10 3:18pm

Jim,<br /> Our thoughts are prayers are with you and your family. The service was beautiful.

Gail Bridges

Aug-10 4:12pm

Carissa, I am so sorry to hear your Mom lost her battle. Rest assured she is in a better place with no pain and suffering, she fought a long hard battle. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Amber Shelgren

Aug-10 4:33pm

I did not know Jane, but I was one of Jimmy's classmates. Your poor family sure has dealt with a lot of heartache. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Hopefully you can take comfort knowing that Jane and Jimmy are together again.

Jane Oswald

Aug-10 5:02pm

I am a better person because I met your family. Today's service for Jane was beautiful as was Jimmy's years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Carissa and Patrick. Love, Jane Oswald

Bill and Shelley Livelsberger

Aug-10 7:28pm

Jimmy,<br /> You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Aug-11 6:10am

Jimmy and Family, What a beautiful service...It was quite obvious the love that everyone felt for Jane!! You are a remarkable loving family. She will be sadly missed by all. Love, Suzie Bush-Neiman

Cindy Harv Hartman

Aug-11 10:18am

Jimmy and Carissa,<br /> Our sincere condolences to both of you in your loss of Jane. You are in our thoughts.

Pam Schrump Howard

Aug-11 10:50am

Jimmy & Family,<br /> My sincere condolences to your entire family on your loss. May god be with you at this time and always.<br /> Pam, Dalton & Connor Schrump-Howard

Denny Messer

Aug-13 3:18pm

Heh, Jimmy<br /> I just heard about Jane. My heart goee out tu you my friend. Time will heal.<br /> Thinking of you,<br /> Denny Messer<br /> 1840 Cliffview Court<br /> Oshkosk, WI 54901

KEITH SANDY BONNIE AND EVERYONE AT BOYERTOWN VISION CENTER

Aug-13 5:22pm

Dear jim and Carrissa,<br /> With deepest sympathy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.<br /> Love, Keith, Sandy, Bonnie and everyone at Boyertown Vision Center

Patrick Gorey

Aug-13 6:42pm

Dear Jim and Family,<br /> <br /> With absolute sadness I have just read about your dear wife's passing. It just floored me. Jim, I want you to know I have always held you, your parents, and your family in the highest regard.<br /> Carol and I extend our deepest and most sincere sympathy to you and your family.<br /> Please take care of yourself.<br /> We send you our true love.<br /> Patrick

Jerry Weber

Aug-14 5:09am

Jim and Carissa,<br /> <br /> I was surprised and deeply saddened to learn of Jane's passing. I would see her occasionally on the job at the hospital, and talking about you would always make her smile though the work pace might have been hectic. Your family has always been a standard in the love you all have shown each other. May that love be a source of comfort and strength for you through this time.

Scot Dapp

Aug-15 7:26am

Jim,<br /> I just heard about the passing of your wife. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter. Scot

Guy and Peggy Haupt

Aug-16 5:00pm

Our condolences to Jimmy and his family in the loss of his wonderful wife. Jimmy, she is home with her son, watching over you and Carissa.<br /> God Bless, Peggy & Guy

Ernest Trani

Aug-23 12:45pm

Jimmy and Carissa,<br /> <br /> I was so sorry to hear about Jane. I was not able to attend the Memorial Service but you are in my prayers. I know the pain of loss to this disease, both my parents are gone within the last 6 months. The following keeps me going at times, I hope it my help.<br /> <br /> “Carry me in your heart and the warmth of my love will embrace you in my passing as it has in my being".<br /> <br /> Warmest Thoughts and Prayers,<br /> <br /> Ernie <br /> <br />

Debra Zerbe and Mark Trani

Dec-14 2:42pm

Dear Jimmy and Carissa,<br /> We have just heard the news about Jane.<br /> Our hearts goes out to you both.<br /> I am so sorry for your loss.<br /> Jane was a wonderful person.<br /> We will always remember her warm and loving ways.<br /> You are in our prayers.<br /> Love, Debbie and Mark <br /> <br />


August 4, 2009
Robert R. Seltmann Sr, 75, of Boyertown

Robert R. "Bob" Seltmann Sr., 75, of Boyertown, husband of the late Audrey M. (Kern) Seltmann, passed away on Monday at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Josephine (Adamski) Seltmann.

Surviving is his daughter Estelle M., wife of Thomas Reichel, of Arlington Heights, IL, son Robert R. Seltmann Jr., husband of Valesia, of Oahu, HI; brothers Robert H. Jr., Bart and Ronald "Nick" Seltmann, all of Pottstown. Also surviving are grandsons Ryan and CJ Reichel and granddaughters Annalia, Ariane, and Anglique Seltmann and cousins of the Virginia area.

Robert a member of the NRA, a former member of the Ringing Hill Fire Company, and an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and spending time with friends playing cards.  He worked for Stanley G Flaggs Co. and later for Browns Printing Company where he met his wife Audrey of 15 years. Robert was a kind and generous man.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, 4PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Friday from 3PM to 4PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert's name to the Humane Society at: The HSUS, Dept. HHHONL, 2100 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.

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Barry and Donna Delp

Aug-5 9:50am

Our deepest symphathy is sent to the Seltmann Family in the loss of your loved one. Our condolences, your neighbors down the road, Barry and Donna Delp

Jerry Alderfer

Aug-5 5:40pm

Rob,<br /> My deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your father. He was a wonderful man and I'll always remember the things he did for us as teenagers when we were growing up. Very few fathers today would do the things he did to make sure we were ok while we were off on our "adventures". My thoughts are with you and your family. <br /> <br /> Your Friend Always,<br /> <br /> Jerry

Agnes Rinehart Hospodar

Aug-5 8:16pm

We were in the same class in school and I remember you as being a really nice person that everyone liked. My sympathy to the family as they lost a wonderful father, husband, etc.<br />

Paul Linderman

Aug-7 11:34am

Our deepest regrets for the lost of your brother. May he rest in peace and be remembered for the good times.<br /> <br /> Paul & Pam Linderman

stan chaplin

Aug-8 9:10am

Bob and I were childhood friends beginning in elementry school. I remember him as always having a smile on his face. I am soory for your loss.<br /> God bless.

stan chaplin

Aug-8 11:16am

Bob abd I were classmates since growing up on 3rd st in PSTN. I always remember him for having a smile on his face. I am sorry for your loss, God bless.

stelly reichel

Feb-18 6:12pm

thank you all for your wonderful comments...I just recently found this site. I love to hear the stories about my father that I never knew.


August 3, 2009
Michael D. “Mick” Moser, 51, of North Coventry Twp.

Michael D. “Mick” Moser, 51, husband of Lisa A. (Uhas) Moser to whom he was married 17 years, of North Coventry Twp., passed away unexpectedly after a battle with diabetes on Sunday at his home.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Richard and Irene (Cohrac) Moser.
Surviving with his wife are his brothers Gregory, Richard and Kyle and several nieces and nephews.

Mike was the owner of Mike Moser Roofing Company for 25 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Pottstown Quoit Club and was an avid hunter and golfer.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, 10:30AM at Limerick Garden of Memories with burial to follow. Friends may call on Thursday from 8:30AM to 9:45AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike’s name to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312.

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Shelley

Aug-6 12:08pm

To the Family of Mick Moser, <br /> <br /> My heart goes out to all of you at this times as I am sure the grief you must be feeling, at having lost someone as wonderful as Mick, is beyond what I could even begin to imagine. <br /> Over the last 25 years I saw or spoke to Mick less than a dozen times, however I have always respected, appreciated, admired and loved him for being my friend or big brother figure years ago when I needed him. <br /> Although I am sure he never realised it, it was the support and advise he gave me so many years ago that gave me the courage to make my life better, as successful and happy as it is today. <br /> Mick was one of the great ones. Out of respect and gratitude for him I will keep you always in my thoughts, and prayers while wishing you peace, and happiness. <br /> <br /> God Bless you. <br /> <br /> Rest in Peace Mick, you will never be forgotten.

DONNA HAUSMAN

Aug-6 7:44pm

HI LISA,<br /> WEGMAN'S DELI SENDS YOU OUR CONDOLENCES ON THE LOSS OF MIKE.WE KNOW HOW DIFFICULT A LOSS IS & WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU.IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO PLEASE LET US KNOW.REGARDS FROM DONNA, JUDY & BOBBY.

Ernneta

Aug-7 9:11pm

Lisa I am so sorry to hear about your husband death. You and in my thoughts and prayers

Kim Damato Bean

Aug-8 6:51am

Lisa, <br /> I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I was quite shocked as when we spoke several months ago I did not get the impression that Mike was ill. I was not sure if you were living at the same place as I could not find your address. You know where I am if you ever need someone to talk to or reconnect with an old friend. Please take care of yourself. You are in my thoughts and prayers. KIM


July 31, 2009
Frank R. Thompson, 79

Frank R. Thompson, 79, born in Philadelphia, PA on August 5, 1929 passed away on July 30th in his home surrounded by loved ones. 

Frank was a Corporal in the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.  He is survived by his wife Ann Thompson and several children and grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville.  Burial will be private.  Friends may visit on Sunday from 1 PM to 2 PM at the funeral home.

View obituaries or send condolences at www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com.

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Chris Fiorello

Aug-7 10:32am

Dear Ann,<br /> I was just told that you have lost Frank. I am so sorry to hear that. Frank was a wonderful man, always happy and could never do enough for everyone. <br /> When I left Whitemarsh, he was one of the people that I missed most.<br /> Sincerely,<br /> Chris Fiorello


July 29, 2009
Brenda Fleisch, 52, of Phoenixville

On Monday, July 27th, 2009, Brenda (Martin) Fleisch, 52, lost her three year battle with Breast Cancer.

She is survived by husband, Jay and Daughter Krystle both of Phoenixville, Pa.; Mother Ruth (Rhymer) Martin, wife of the Late Blaine Martin, Boyertown, Pa.; three brothers, Alan Martin, York, Pa., Steve Martin, Pottstown, Pa. and Eric Martin, Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa.
 
She was employed as a Supervisor at Collegeville Flag Mfg. for seventeen years, and later, at John Middleton Co. King of Prussia, Pa. as a Receptionist and File Clerk.
As a loving Wife and Mother, she will be remembered as a courageous woman that kept on fighting her battle till the final moments.

Family, friends, and co-workers are invited to a memorial gathering at the Valley Forge Fire Company, 630 Valley Park Rd., Valley Forge, on Monday, August 3rd, between 12:00noon and 4:00 pm. 

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diane and bob shultz

Jul-30 7:57am

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Brenda.

Cheryl Cutillo

Jul-30 12:09pm

Dear Jay, Krystal and Martin Family,<br /> <br /> I want to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family over the loss of your loved one, Brenda. I don't have any words that can takeaway your sorrow. No words that can ease your pain; only a memory to share of the Brenda that I once knew. <br /> <br /> Although I haven't seen Brenda in many years, I do know that she was someone special. The Brenda I remember could always make you laugh, smile, she was just crazy fun to be around. We were young. She was fun. Sadly, she will be missed. I can bet in the end, even when her health was deteriorating, she probably still had that amazing ability to make you laugh. <br /> <br /> I will always remember that Brenda loved my grandmother's name and named her only daughter, Krystal, after my grandmother. To me that was special. Thank you, Brenda. She loved my grandmother and I am sure my grandmother loved her.<br /> <br /> I have not lost a spouse, but I have recently lost a mother, much too soon to this dreadful disease. It's a pain and heartache like no other. I will pray for you. Pray for your comfort. As much as you will miss her, take solace in knowing that she is no longer in pain. She is no longer suffering. She is at peace now watching over you. Be there for each other and know that she will always live on in your best memories.<br /> <br /> My deepest sorrow,<br /> Cheryl Cutillo<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

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Jul-30 4:12pm

I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS I TOO AM A FOUR YEAR OLD BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR I WORKED WITH BRENDA AND JAY AT COLLEGEVILLE FLAG IN COLLEGEVILLE PLEASE EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO JAY AND THE FAMILY

amy williams

Jul-30 9:59pm

Brenda I never did get the chance to meet you face to face but you are one of the sweetest ladies I know.I will miss talking to you when I call for Mark and I will miss you asking how my Mom is doing with her fight against cancer knowing you were fighting your own battle,god bless you Brenda my friend!<br /> Love and Miss you<br /> Amy and Mark Williams

Dave Prizer

Aug-3 9:21am

Jay,<br /> My condolences to you and your daughter.<br /> Dave


July 28, 2009
Bessie L. Rohrbach, 91, Beloved grandmother

Bessie L. (Botts) Rohrbach, age 91, wife of the late Daniel S. Rohrbach, of Kutztown Manor, Kutztown, Pa., and formerly of Boyertown passed away on Saturday July 25, 2009, in the Manor.

Born in Oley, Bessie is survived by one daughter, MaryLynn wife of Robert J. Endy, of Boyertown, and also four grandchildren, Kristen Derr, Erica Burns, April Derr, and Mark Endy, whom she loved more than anything in the world. Also, she is survived by one great grandson, David Robert, who she loved very dearly.  She was pre-deceased by seven brothers and sisters. She leaves behind a very special niece, Viola Moyer, of Shanesville, who was her constant companion in the “old days”. 

Bessie was a devoted mother and grandmother, always putting herself last, keeping her family first. She will be missed deeply.
 
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville, with the Rev. Thomas Craver, officiating. Burial will be in Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown. Friends may call on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 4 Park Plaza, Suite 105A, Wyomissing, Pa. 19610.

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July 28, 2009
Darlene June Schanley, 77, of Boyertown

Darlene June (Maurey) Schanley, 77, wife of Daniel R. Schanley of 52 years, of Boyertown, passed away on Wednesday at Reading Hospital.

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Myrtle (Mutter) Maurey.
Surviving with her husband is their daughter Bonnie, wife of Timothy Simmons, of Douglassville; three adoring grandchildren, Adrienne Simmons of Douglassville, Matthew Simmons of Springfield, VA, and Brett Simmons of Douglassville; her brother Harold “Butch” Maurey, husband of Peggy of Douglassville and her sisters Anita, wife of William Oxenford of Douglassville, Judy, wife of Gerald Seip of Gilbertsville and Susan, wife of Frank Sancinella of Boyertown. Also surviving are 6 nieces and 3 nephews.

Darlene was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Douglassville, the Pike Township Sportsmen’s Association and SOAR of the United Steelworkers. She worked for Osan Manufacturing Company in Boyertown and Donuts Galore in Gilbertsville. She loved to follow her grandchildren to their sporting events, was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles and was a diehard Yankee fan.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville with Rev. Gregory W. Frey officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Friends may call on Monday from 9:30AM to 10:20AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Darlene’s name to ST. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA 19518.

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Donna Rothermel

Jul-28 11:17am

Dear Bonnie and family,<br /> I wish to extend my sympathy after reading about the passing of your mother/grandmother. I know that you are a very close family and you will guide each other through these difficult days. I hope that your many happy memories will provide some comfort. I am certain she was very supportive and proud of her grandchildren. My prayers are with you. <br /> Donna


July 28, 2009
Raymond S. “Bear” Kodish, age 60

Raymond S. “Bear” Kodish, age 60, devoted husband and best friend of Nancy (Whiteside) Kodish, of Blossom Lane, Schwenksville, died Saturday at home after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Born in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son of Raymond A. and Eleanor (Jones) Kodish, of Lock Haven Pa.

He was a 1966 graduate of Jersey Shore Area High School, and also Lock Haven University, with a B.S. in Education.  He later received his Master’s Degree in Education from Arcadia University. He proudly served in the U.S. National Guard.

Ray was a educator for the Spring Ford School District for 35 years. He served as a teacher, athletic director, coach and principal. For the last five years of his career he returned to the classroom, because working directly with students was his true passion.
He was a member of the Elks lodge in Lock Haven Pa., his family’s hometown, where he made frequent visits. Bear was a sports enthusiast, and was an avid supporter of his sons’ numerous sporting events. In addition, Bear enjoyed playing golf, watching the Phillies and attending Penn State Football games. Over the years, he was involved with many youth-related school and community activities. He enjoyed traveling, going to the beach, reading, and socializing with his friends, often times on the back deck of his home. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with Nancy and his boys. 

Surviving with his wife and parents are his two sons, Stephen, of Tokyo, Japan, and Scott of Schwenksville, Pa. He also leaves behind two brothers; Ronald, of Avis, Pa. and Richard of Oxford, Pa, and one sister, Rita Filohoski, of Port Trevorton, Pa.

A Memorial service will be held on Friday at 11 AM, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford. Friends may call on Thursday evening from  6 to 8 PM, at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

Contributions may be made in his memory to:  Raymond S. Kodish, “Gold Card” Scholarship Fund, c/o Univest National Bank and Trust Co., 328 N. Lewis Rd.,  Royersford, Pa. 19468. 

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Rhonda

Jul-28 1:57pm

I am a 1980 graduate of Spring Ford High School. Mr. Kodish as one of my all time favorite teachers. I am so sad to hear of his passing. He will be forever in my memory. My prayers go out to his family

JR

Jul-28 2:45pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Kodish, Steve, and Scott. He was a great man and will be remembered by all who ever met him forever.

Ray Allen

Jul-28 2:51pm

I send my sincere sympathy, condolences and kindest regards to Bear Kodish's family and friends wherever they may be. I recently saw his mother in the library in Lock Haven. Like so many, I have lots of special memories. Take care.

Tom Bauman

Jul-28 3:58pm

I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the entire Kodish family. Ray had a great love for life, had a positive impact on everyone that he met. I still fondly remember the road trips we took to watch both Ron play at Penn State and Rich at Sienna. Ray, you made this world a better place.

Terry Carmen Banfill

Jul-28 4:43pm

he is with Our Lord in heaven. May your faith keep you strong at this difficult time. Prayers and our deepest sympathy.

Susan Kaczynski

Jul-28 5:36pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Some of my fondest childhood memories were spending time in Lock Haven at the Kodish home. May you all take comfort in knowing what a great man Ray was and how many people he has impacted over the years.

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Jul-28 6:14pm

Dear Nancy& Family,<br /> <br /> My deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss and may God be a comfort to you and yours. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.<br /> Regards,<br /> a substitute with Spring-Ford School District<br /> Deborah L. Frock

Kelley

Jul-28 6:17pm

RIP Mr Kodish. You truly were one of the finest teachers to grace the halls of Spring Ford! You touched so many of us, and now your at peace, no more pain or suffering, above watching down on every student who needs an angel on their shoulder,<br /> My sincere sympathies to the entire Kodish family.

Rodney

Jul-28 7:23pm

Mr. Kodish was my all time favorite principal. He cared about his students. I worked in a store where he and his family shopped and it made me feel good each time I saw him in the store with his family. My heart goes out to his wife Nancy and their kids Steve and Scott. To the Kodish Family, you are always in the Saltzer family's thoughts and prayers.

Mary Lou Bonner White

Jul-28 8:51pm

My heart felt condolences to the Kodish family. I still vividly remember "Ray-Ray" at the Avis Community Center Youth Dances. I am so sorry for your loss, I know how much you will miss him.

Bill Byerley

Jul-28 10:47pm

Rest in peace, Bear. You'll be missed.

Bill Englert

Jul-29 8:04am

Richie, Ronnie and Rita,<br /> <br /> Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Bear and I were the same age and although we graduated from different high schools, got to know each other right after that. Please pass along our sympathy to youyr mom and dad as well.<br /> <br /> Bill & Gail Englert

Mike Holoka

Jul-29 10:59am

Nancy,<br /> What a great guy.I have alot of good memories of us.My thoughts and prayers go out to you,the boys,and the rest of the Kodish family.He will never be forgotten.

Lar

Jul-29 12:36pm

Within the mental images of a few of my most vivid family memories, I find Bear and you, Steve and Scott… Our sympathies and prayers to you and the boys…<br /> <br /> Larry & Peggi, Matt, Marc & Mike<br />

The Uebele s

Jul-29 3:12pm

Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you.

Joyce Parson

Jul-29 9:47pm

Nancy,<br /> Praying that God will give you strength and comfort as you cherish the memories of your life together.<br /> Joyce Parson, <br /> Royersford Elem.

John Kiernan

Jul-30 11:23am

we celebrate a great life today. The world is better for Ray having been here. Please accept my deepest condolences upon your loss.John Kiernan<br /> St. Joseph High School<br /> Williamsport/LHU/PSU<br /> Camp St. Andrews Graduate

John Somplasky

Jul-30 2:12pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with Nancy, Steve and Scott and the rest of the Kodish family. Bear was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed.<br /> <br /> Thoughts and prayers,<br /> John, Anita, Drew, Jeremy and Ryan Somplasky

Michael Italia

Jul-30 5:07pm

I am sorry for your loss. Ray was a great influence on my life during high school and I always looked up to him. He will be sorely missed.<br /> <br /> Mike and Tami Italia

Debbie Brubaker Smith

Jul-30 6:15pm

Rita, Richie and Ronnie<br /> My heart goes out to you and your families. I have fond memories of spending time at the Kodish house when I was growing up in Avis with all of you. May God give you comfort in this time of loss.

A Saltzer

Jul-30 10:01pm

He was my Dad's princeable. I am sorry to here about your loss.

A Saltzer

Jul-30 10:06pm

He was my Dad's principal. I am sorry to here about your loss. He will never be forgotten. He was a loving friend of my family.

Jon Herbsleb

Jul-31 12:10am

Mrs. Kodish and family,<br /> Bear has been one of the biggest influences when i was student and also carried what he said throughout my adult life. His giving and caring of the athletic programs and of the students made him one of the best. Always with a big smile and words of encouragement. He will always be remembered.<br /> <br /> Rest well Bear<br /> <br /> Jon Herbsleb <br /> Class of '89

Chris Zabaska

Jul-31 6:04pm

I am a 1987 graduate of Spring Ford High School.I am so sad to hear of his passing.I remember Mr. Kodish when I first entered Spring Ford High School he was the athletic director, then later went on to be an assistant principal. He was a kind, firm but fair man someone you could turn to if you had a problem whether in school or out and I am glad to have known such a wonderful man.You will be sadly missed Mr.Kodish. My prayers go out to his family<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

Lee Trythall

Aug-2 4:12pm

Sorry to hear about "Mr. Kodish's" passing...<br /> A quick, funny story about him we still tell to this day. He was my 10th grade (1980) basketball coach and we were still in the mighty Ches-Mont division with some powerhouse schools. We were a bad team, he was a great coach, but we simply stunk up the place...Our first two games were against "lowly" rivals Owen J. and Phoenixville, and when we lost by 15 or so points each game, Bear thought it would be justified to make us run 1 lap at the next practice, for each point we lost by. No big deal, 15 laps after each "close" loss only took 15 mins. or so away from practice that we so badly needed!!! Well, by games 3 & 4 we played Coatesville and West Chester and lost literally by 60+ points EACH game. We never ran another lap after that...


July 20, 2009
Helene V. (Herb) Hensel, 97

Helene V. (Herb) Hensel, 97, wife of the late John Raber, passed away on Friday, July 17 at Bartley Health Care Center in Jackson, NJ.

Born in Mahanoy City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Birdie (Reese) Herb.

Surviving is her daughter Alice Rosica of Myrtle Beach, SC., 12 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her daughter Emilie Watkins, her son Peter Raber, and her sister Ruth Ochs.

Helene was a member of 1st United Methodist Church in Mahanoy City where she was a member of the choir and a pianist.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 11AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10AM to 11AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Helene’s name to the 1st United Methodist Church, 410 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City, PA 17948.

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June H Seltzer Koval

Jul-20 11:30am

Dear Alice,<br /> My sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother. She lived to be an old age and I hope they were healthy, happy ones. I remember her very well from going to your house with Emmy, as a yong girl.I also remember your Gram, And how she used to scold us. I hope your well. Let me hear from you sometime.<br /> Love, June


July 20, 2009
Marie Liberatori, 80, of Stowe

Marie Ann (DeNicco) Liberatori, 80, wife of Bernard P. Liberatori, of Stowe, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on Saturday at her residence after a battle with cancer.

Born in Stowe on October 23, 1928, she was the daughter of the late August and Julia (Malescio) DeNicco.

Surviving with her husband are daughters Sandra M. Liberatori, wife of Eric Steckerl, of Collegeville, Kathleen L. Blystone, of North Carolina, LuAnn E. Liberatori, wife of Michael Capinski, of Stowe; brothers Anthony and August Jr. DeNicco both of Pottstown; sisters Theresa Cocci of N. Coventry Twp., Isabelle Wanner of N. Coventry Twp., Diane Meade of Pottstown, and Shirley Muscatello of N. Coventry Twp. Also surviving are grandchildren Sarabeth and Amanda Steckerl, Michelle and Kristin Blystone, and Gabrielle and Ben Davidheiser; and step-grandchildren Josh, Ryan, and Jason Capinski; also brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents she is predeceased by a granddaughter Mary Elizabeth, and son-in-law Barry Blystone, and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Marie attended St. Columbkill RC Church in Boyertown and was a member of St. Gabriel’s RC Church in Stowe, where she was a member of the Women’s Club and was a volunteer and co-chair of bingo. She was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Marie loved her family, particularly her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her home and her flower gardens.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 10AM at St. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown with Fr. Robert McConaghy officiating. Entombment will follow in Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum, Pottstown. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 6PM to 7:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown and on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:00AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Gabriel’s RC Church and/or Marie DeNicco Liberatori Fund for Cure of Rare Cancers, c/o APEX Federal Credit Union, 540 Old Reading Pike, Stowe, PA 19464.

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Gerry Boyer Maleski

Jul-21 1:07am

To Diane Meade,<br /> I was so sorry to read of Marie's passing. I can still see Marie there in the kitchen ironning when I would stop in on Monday nights on our way to <br /> Girl Scouts. It just seems like yesterday. May your own happy memories of your sister be a comfort to you now.<br /> Sincerely, Gerry

Mr Mrs Victor Jacketti

Jul-22 2:01pm

Our Condolences to the Family

Juli Weitzen

Aug-1 9:03pm

to Marie's family,<br /> I truly enjoyed knowing and working with Marie. She was and continues in spirit to be a truly kind, vibrant spirit. I wish you peace in memories of her...Juli Weitzen


July 20, 2009
Anthony Zajac, 90, of Gilbertsville

Anthony Zajac, 90, of Gilbertsville, passed away on Saturday, July 18, at Pennsburg Manor.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John and Stefania (Wolski) Zajac.

Surviving is his brother Henry Zajac, husband of Mae, of Gilbertsville, nephews Barry and Stephen Zajac and nieces Jane Zajac and Mary McQuinn. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his sister Mary Zajac.

Anthony was a member of the former St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Pottstown and the National Rifle Association. He worked for Bally Ribbon Company for 15 years, retiring in 1985.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, 10 AM at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Pottstown.

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July 16, 2009
Mollie J. Reinhardt, 94, of Manatawny Manor

Mollie J. (Laird) Reinhardt, 94, of Manatawny Manor, passed away on Wednesday, July 8th at the manor.

Born in Overbrook, PA, on Oct. 18, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jesse (Francis) Purnell.

Surviving is her daughter Shirley Reardon, wife of William, of Douglassville; her sons Gerald Laird, husband of Lorna, of Indianapolis, and Gary Laird of Mt. Joy; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Mollie was a member of St. John’s UCC in Phoenixville.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 14, 11:00AM at Green Tree Cemetery on Egypt Road in Oaks, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mollie’s name to either Caring Hospice Service, 400 Commerce Drive, Suite C, Ft. Washington, PA 19034 or St. John’s UCC, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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July 9, 2009
Nellie E. (Keyser) Nester, 93, of Douglassville

Nellie E. (Miller-Keyser) Nester, 93, wife of Robert W. “Bob” Nester of 47 years, of Douglassville, formerly of Perkiomenville, passed away on Friday at her daughters home.

Born in Gardners, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Nellie (Mabel) Miller.

Surviving with her husband are children Gerald D. Keyser, husband of Gloria, of Carlisle, PA, Nellie E. Allmendinger, wife of George, of Douglassville, PA, Kathleen Bates of Zephyr Hills, FL, and Mary E. Townsend, wife of Kenneth, of Auburn, PA; sister Helen Heller of Carlisle, PA; 20 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by son Robert Keyser Jr and 2 grandchildren.

Nellie was a member of the Upper Frederick Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. She worked at the former Philco Ford in Lansdale and at the Frederick Mennonite Community in the laundry department.  Nellie enjoyed working on her mini farm and raising chickens.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Friends may call on Thursday from 10AM to 11AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nellie’s name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312.

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July 9, 2009
Douglas John Lang, 57, of Bechtelsville

Douglas John Lang, 57, husband of Claudia A. (Klaver) Lang of 31 years, of Bechtelsville, passed away on Wednesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Newton Floyd and Mary (Kuser) Lang.

Surviving with his wife is his sister Alice Lang of Gilbertsville; his brothers Steve Lang of Pottstown and Rick Lang of Bechtelsville, and nieces and nephews. Also surviving is his mother in law Ethel Klaver.

Douglas was a member of the Community Rod & Gun Club in Bechtelsville. He worked at the Boyertown Casket Company from 1969 till its closing. After that he worked for Longacre Company.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville with Rev. Ronald Krick officiating. Burial will follow in Friedens Union Cemetery, Sumneytown. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in Douglas’s name to Montgomery Country SPCA, 1059 Sweisford Road, Perkiomenville, PA 18074 or Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ 85038-9119.

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the HART family

Jul-9 6:08pm

Doug will be missed and fondly remembered by many.

Denny Gantert

Jul-9 6:39pm

I am very sorry to hear about your loss.Doug was a pleasant person to talk to and I enjoyed knowing him.You both were a pleasure to talk to ,even in the short time I knew you.You are both in my prayers, Denny[I was your bug man in 2007]

terry l haas

Jul-10 6:56pm

to claudia,it was a great pleasure to be a coworker and friend of doug for the 20 years we spent at the casket company.we had some good times together as maintenance mechanics. may doug rest in peace. i know one day that i will join him and we can start all over again as friends or mechanics to help people with problems.i will miss him forever because he was a like a teem leader to me!

Linda Fisher

Jul-11 9:42am

Claudia and siblings of Doug Lang;<br /> My name will not be familiar to any of you, but I met Doug in 1970 when I, too, worked at the casket factory. Doug was a dear person and great friend and even though we lost touch, my heart broke when I read of his passing. I still can envision his face, his smile and his laugh. Even now as I write this, I am at a loss for words as it is too hard to think that Doug is gone. My prayers are with you. May God give you strength at this time of great loss! <br /> GOD BLESS!


July 9, 2009
Lawrence J. Guinta, age 52

Lawrence J. Giunta, age 52, life partner of Steven N. Bedard, of Rosedale Dr., Pottstown, died Friday in PMMC.

Born in West Chester Pa., he was the son of the late Anthony P. Giunta Sr., and Theresa C. (Filoromo) Giunta.

He was a graduate of Phila. Wireless Institute, and was the owner of Larry’s Appliance Repair in Pottstown, and at one time owned West Chester Fruit & Produce.  He was also the owner of the former Hit Man D.J.’s, in the local area.
He loved animals in general, but particularly birds and dogs.  He also had a love for music, and enjoyed having a Martini on occation.
Surviving with his partner are two brothers, Anthony P. Giunta Jr., husband of Cheryl, of West Chester, and Peter M. life partner of Rob Minutola, of West Chester, and two sisters, Grace C. wife of James P. Kelly, and Angela M. Swisher, both of West Chester. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Thomas P. Giunta.

Memorial services will be 11 AM Tuesday at Catagnus Funeral Home, 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:45 AM, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in his memory to: Feed the Children, P.O. Box 8, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73101-0008.

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Craig A Friele

Jul-9 9:36pm

My thoughts and prayers are with his life partner and his family.<br /> <br /> May it comfort you to know that others are thinking of you at this difficult time.<br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> Craig Friele


July 9, 2009
Judith A. Simms, beloved wife and mother

Judith A. (Rogers) Simms, wife of Thomas H. Simms, of Grandview Circle, North Coventry Twp., and also of Mountaintop Pa., died Friday in PMMC.

Born in Phila. Pa., she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mary M. (Baney) Rogers.

She graduated from the former Notre Dame High School, in Moylan Pa.
She was a member of St. Thomas More R.C. Church, Pottstown.
Judith enjoyed traveling with her husband and also enjoyed reading.

Surviving with her husband are three sons, Thomas H. Simms Jr., of Ridley Park, Pa., David R. Simms, of Jonestown Pa., and Robert O. Simms, of Pottstown, along with one daughter, Bethanne M. Simms, of Elesmere Del.  Also surviving are two brothers, Thomas J. Rogers, of Silver Springs Md., and Brother David Rogers F.S.C., of  Phila., and two grandchildren, Kelsey M. Simms, and Gabrielle N. Simms.

Prayer Services will be 9:45 AM Wednesday, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 AM, in St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Hanover & Beech Sts., Pottstown. Burial will be in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Lower Pottsgrove Twp. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9 to 9:45 AM.

Contributions may be made in her memory to: American Diabetes Assoc., 1 Plymouth Meeting, Suite 520, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.  19462.

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July 9, 2009
Joanne D. Berbaum, Holy Trinity Member

Joanne D. (Lukac) Berbaum, age 73, widow of Anthony G. Berbaum, of High St., Pottstown, died Sunday at Life Care Hospital, West Chester.

Born in Pottstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Joseph M. and Charlotte M. (Paliescheskey) Lukac.

She was a 1954 graduate of Pottstown High School.
She was a switch board operator for the former Bell Telephone in Pottstown, and the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., in Pottstown
She was a member of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Pottstown.
Joanne enjoyed crocheting and baking.

Surviving is a daughter, Jo Marie, wife of Donald A. Fry III, of North Coventry Twp., and two sons, Anthony M. husband of Gail Berbaum, of Exeter Pa. and Michael J. husband of Jennifer Berbaum, of Lower Pottsgrove Twp. Also surviving is a sister, Marian Reinford, of Pine Forge, and a brother Joseph R. Lukac, of Pottstown. She also has six grandchildren, Megan,Eric,and Aslan Berbaum, Victoria Fry, Christopher and Uther Berbaum.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity R.C. Church, 370 South St., Pottstown, on Friday at 10 AM.  Burial will be in Holy Trinity Church Cemetery, Stowe. Friends may call on Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8 PM, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, and also on Friday from 9:30 to 10 AM, at the church.

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Pottstown Area Seniors Center

Jul-16 3:43pm

Pottstown Area Seniors' Center Board of Directors, staff and members send you our deepest sympathies in the loss of your loved one. Joanne will always be in our thoughts and hearts. She will be missed.


July 9, 2009
David James Grinnell, Technical Engineering Student

David James Grinnell, age 22, son of E. Lee and Linda F. (Farides) Grinnell, of Twp. Line Rd., Upper Providence Twp., died Thursday evening at his residence, after a ten month battle with brain cancer. 

Born in Langhorne Pa., David was a graduate of Spring Ford High School and the Western Center for Technical Studies, where he was a member of the Technical Honor Society. He then graduated from the ITT Technical School in King of Prussia, in 2008, receiving an Associates Degree in Computer & Electronics Engineering, and was presently studying at Phoenix University, in the field of Computer Science education. After ITT, David also worked for a short time at ATI in Collegeville, and during high school he worked part time a the Clemens Market in Trappe, and the Giant Super Market in Limerick.
He was a member of the National Technical Honor Society, the Electronics Technicians Assoc., and was known to be a “video game junky”.  He loved bowling, playing chess, and all types of shooting games like paint ball. He was also currently writing a novel in his spare time.

Surviving with his parents is a brother, Brian R. Grinnell, of Upper Providence Twp., and maternal grandparents, Cleon & Claire (Swenson) Farides, of Melbourne Fl., and paternal grandmother, Edna M. (Mandl) Grinnell, of Upper Providence Twp.

Funeral services will be 7 PM Wednesday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, Pa.  Burial will be private.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:45 PM, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in his memory to: Trappe Ambulance Co., 20 W. 5th Ave., Trappe, Pa.  19426, and or the Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Pottstown & Vicinity, 1963 E. High St., Pottstown, Pa.  19464.

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Judy Heller

Jul-10 7:19am

My sincerest sympathies on the passing of David. Will always remember his enthusiasm at the bowling alley.

Al Steve JR Fanella BEC Inc

Jul-13 9:16am

We briefly had an opportunity to work with Dave. He was a very up-beat positive person whom we were lucky to have known even for a short time. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Rest in Peace.

Sharleen Richards

Jul-24 10:31pm

He was such a nice guy. He was in my graduating class in high school and was so smart, I always thought he would go far. And it seems, although in his short, he did.<br /> My deepest sympathies to his grieving family

Deborah

Sep-20 1:57am

My heart hurts for your family. I think I may be related to David and I hope that one of you will remember me. If so, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] If not, I wish your family the best. I will keep you all in my heart.<br />

Ruby Williams

Apr-10 3:02am

Sorry, to hear your son died at such a young age. I know that he is with Jesus and you will see him again so day. I don't how I would feel to loose one of my twin sons; but I can know they were taken away at birth. God Bless You.


July 9, 2009
Evelyn Stitzel, age 88

Evelyn (Faust) Stitzel, age 88, of Manatawny Manor Nursing Home, E. Schuylkill Rd., E. Coventry Twp., and formerly of Boyertown, died Monday at the nursing home.

She was born in Amityville, Pa.

Evelyn worked at the former Boyertown Casket Co., for 20 years.

Surviving is a brother, Arthur Faust, of Reading, and a niece, Vicky Henry, of Boyertown.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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July 1, 2009
Ruth Jean Berdan, loving mother and grandmother

Ruth Jean (Williams) Berdan, 84, wife of Lee Berdan of 33 years and the late E. Robert Thomas, of Limerick, passed away on Tuesday at Manatawany Manor.

Born in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late David and Ruth (Davis) Williams.

Surviving with her husband are children Jill Irick of Pottstown, Lynn Ranieri, wife of Ronald, of North Coventry, and Cheryl Ellmaker, wife of Arlan, of The Villages, Fla; grandchildren Megan, Steven, Zachary, Michele, Beth, Scott, Robert and Jennifer; 12 great grandchildren, 3 brothers; step daughter Deb Trace, wife of William, of Douglassville, and a step son Thomas Berdan, husband of Linda, of Exeter. Along with her first husband, she is predeceased by 1 sister.

Ruth was a member of First Baptist Church in Pottstown where she was a treasurer of the Gnosis Class for many years.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, 10:30AM at First Baptist Church of Pottstown, 301 King Street, Pottstown with Rev. Marvin Marsh officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 5:30PM to 7:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, and on Monday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s name to First Baptist Church, 301 King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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June 30, 2009
Dorothy K. Christman, beloved mother

Dorothy K. (Deloplaine) Christman, age 95, wife of the late Kenneth E. Christman Sr., of Wake Forest, N.C., and formerly of Pottstown, died Monday in the Hillside Nursing Center, Wake Forest N.C.

Born in Pottstown, Pa. she was the daughter of the late John N. and Laura V. (Oakes) Deloplaine. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Pottstown, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Schuylkill Chapter, #338, Pottstown.  She was also a past member of the Order of the Amaranth, Pottstown, and the Century Club, Pottstown.  Dorothy also loved sewing and reading.

Surviving is a daughter, Patty K. wife of Clifford Davis, of Wake Forest N.C., and a son, Kenneth E. Christman Jr., husband of Helen “Chrissy” Christman, of E. Coventry Twp.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Kenneth W. Christman, Amy Statzell, Brian Christman, Robin Zayas, Deirdre Osborn, Thomas Dawson Jr., Susan Dawson, Racheal Davis, and Melissa Freebern, along with 11 Great Grandchildren, and a Great Great Grandson.  She was pre-deceased by a brother, John Deloplaine.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Monday at Catagnus Funeral Home, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, with the Rev. Joseph Motz officiating.  Burial will be Edgewood Cemetery, Pottstown.  Friends may call on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in her memory to:  American Heart Assoc., 625 W. Ridge Pike, Building A., Suite 100, Conshohocken, Pa.  19428.

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Sandy Clinton Troxell

Jul-3 1:26pm

So sorry to hear about Dot's passing. She was a sweetheart and will be greatly missed by her immediate and extended familiy.<br /> Love to all.<br /> Sandy

MaryAnn Clinton

Jul-4 4:33pm

My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I remember fondly the picnics at Dot and Ken's house on Hale Street, as well as the yearly family reunions...my best to Patty and Kenny and children.


June 29, 2009
Dorothy Diesinger, 90, devoted mother

Dorothy (Freas) Diesinger, 90, of Schwenksville, wife of the late Donald B. Diesinger, passed away on Thursday at Pennsburg Manor.

Born in Bluebell, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Comfort and Mary Martha (Schultz) Freas.

Surviving are sons Raymond, Richard, Ronald, Russell and Daniel Diesinger; daughter Dorothy J. Diesinger, 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by a son Robert Diesinger and sister Christina Pisarski.

During WWII, Dorothy was a riveter on Corsair Aircraft at a factory in Warminster, PA. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, shopping, and visiting with her family.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 11AM at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 10 W. Cherry Lane, Limerick. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Friends will be received from 10Am to 11Am at the church.

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

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Judith Diesinger Wilds

Jul-2 3:59pm

Our sincere sympathy and heartfelt thoughts to the Diesinger Family. <br /> <br /> Judy & Bill Wilds


June 29, 2009
Ella Louise McDonald, 69, of Pottstown

Ella Louise (Little) McDonald, 69, of Pottstown, wife of David E. McDonald of 44 years, passed away on Friday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Williamston, NC, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Ella Mae (Sproul) Little.

Along with her husband, she is survived by children Robin Yates of Pottstown, Robert L. Little, husband of Monique, of Las Vegas, Wendell E. Little of Clarksville, TN, Beverly L. McDonald of Pottstown, David “Skip” McDonald of Stowe, and Jill A. McDonald-Bright, wife of D’Andre, of Pottstown; sisters Mary Harris, Gayle West, Katie Johnson, Norma Davis, and Joyce Thrower; and brothers Thurman Pope and Calvin Magnum. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her sisters Lucille and Rosetta and her brothers Ernest, Robert and John.

Ella was a member of Invictus Church in Pottstown where she served on the usher board and pastoral support. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #87 Keystone Lodge. She worked for Montgomery County Geriatric Center for 10 years and at Tri-County Transit Service as a driver prior to her retiring. She enjoyed reading and gospel music, was an avid shopper and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11 am at Invictus Church, 79 N. Hanover Street in Pottstown with Bishop Everett Debnam officiating. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Friends may call on Thursday from 10AM to 11AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ella’s name to Invictus Church, 79 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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ANTONIO PROUTY AND FAMILY DONNA SON

Jun-29 4:42pm

WHAT CAN U SAY ABOUT LOUISE SHE WAS A LOVING WIFE MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER.EVEN THOUGH SHE IS GONE SHE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

Lois Wentzel

Jun-30 7:54am

Robin,<br /> I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Remember to hold dear all the momories of your mother in your heart. Look to the Lord for your peace and comfort. You and your family will be in my prayers.<br /> Love in friendship,<br /> Lois

Mr and Mrs Winston Kelly

Jul-1 3:43pm

May God Bless all of you. You are in our prayers. If we can help you please call us.

Diane Simcox Haws

Jul-1 3:51pm

Humphry and family<br /> Our families' sincerest condolensces for your loss.<br /> Sincerely<br /> The Simcox Crew<br /> Diane, Lee, Barry, Carla Jane

Terrie Price

Jul-6 1:30pm

May God Bless you in your time of need.


June 29, 2009
Jane Kreamer, loving mother and grandmother

Jane (Blaney) Kreamer, 80, of Pottstown, formerly of Schroon Lake, NY, wife of the late Frank J. Kreamer, passed away on Sunday at her residence with her family by her side.|

Born in Canton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Evelyn (Page) Blaney.

Surviving is son Mark D. Kreamer; daughters Andrea K. Kreamer and Valerie A. Slonaker; her brothers Harold D. “Chuck” Blaney and Gary Blaney; her sister Linda M. Blaney and granddaughter Jenel Slonaker. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by 2 sisters.

Jane was a faithful attendee and very active at the Berean Bible Church in Pottstown. She worked with Word of Life Fellowship Ministries in Schroon Lake, New York.

A memorial service is to be held at a later date in Bradford County.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jane’s name to Word of Life Fellowship Ministries, PO Box 600, Schroon Lake, NY, 12870.

 

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Robbin Pineda

Jun-30 6:43am

What a comfort it must be to know that Jane is now with her Lord and Savior. My prayers are with the family as they go through this difficult time.

Rich and Anne Hillegass

Jul-5 3:54pm

Dear Andrea,<br /> We were sorry to read about your dear mother, Jane, but thankful to know that she is with the Lord whom she loved and served. May the Lord comfort you and the family in your loss with the sure hope that you will see her again.<br /> <br /> With our sympathy and prayers,<br /> Rich and Anne Hillegass

Julia Brown

Jul-8 4:27pm

Please accept my sincere condolences. May these words of Jesus help at Acts 24:15. This has prove to be comforting to my family and me. May this console you.


June 29, 2009
Frank E. Neal, 75, of Stowe

Frank E. Neal, 75, husband of the late Allie (Harless) Neal, of Stowe, passed away on Saturday at his residence.

Born in Sumter, SC, he was the son of the late Frank L. and Geneva (Cotton) Neal.

Surviving are sons Jimmy Neal of Harrisburg, and Gregory Neal, husband of Crystal, of Birdsboro; daughter Janet Boyle, wife of Patrick, of Stowe; grandchildren Katie, Alania, and Kiersten Neal, and Sean, Collin, and Alison Boyle.

Frank was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Pottstown. He was also a member of the Pottstown Senior Center, the German Club, and the Association of the Blind. He worked for various YMCA’s for 52 years, working 17 of those years in Pottstown as a masseuse.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown. Friends may call on Thursday from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the funeral home.

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Mark Bennett

Jul-1 9:23am

I just wanted to pass my condolences on to the family. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the services on Thursday. "Frankie" was a wonderful friend who I met through the YMCA and I will miss him..! His buddy, "Sticksie"

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER

Jul-1 1:30pm

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS' CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND MEMBERS SEND YOU OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. FRANK WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS. HE WILL BE MISSED.


June 26, 2009
Paul E. Tallman, 78, of Royersford

Paul E. Tallman, 78, husband of the late Donna Jean (Annabel) Tallman, of Royersford, passed away on Thursday at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Lock Haven, PA, he was the son of the late Walter Fisher and Esther (Bartoff) Tallman.

Surviving are children Beth Meinert, wife of Matthew Meinert, of Toms River, NJ, Donald Tallman of Eagle River, Alaska, Jeff Tallman, husband of Diane, of Royersford, Walter Tallman, husband of Sally, of Knightdale, NC and Paula Sones, wife of Scott Sones, of Virginia Beach, VA. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by 5 siblings.

Paul was an Army Veteran. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 11AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford. Burial will follow in Limerick garden of Memories. Friends may call on Tuesday from 10AM to 11AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s name to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250, ATTN: Gift Processing.

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Elmer and Fay Polk

Jun-28 10:19am

Sorry to hear about Paul's passing. I am sure he will be missed. We will keep you all in our prayers.

robin dardas

Jun-30 4:21pm

I was the nurse that cared for Mr. Tallman at home, from Penn Care At Home. So sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences are with your family. I did enjoy visiting with him for those few weeks about a year and a half ago.

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER

Jul-1 1:33pm

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS' CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND MEMBERS SEND YOU OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. PAUL WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS. HE WILL BE MISSED.

Joyce Fred Vanderslice

Jul-5 11:37pm

We were sorry for your loss. We enjoyedPaul when he visited in Va. Beach. He had quite a testiment. I know he will be missed by all.


June 23, 2009
Charles E. Turgeon, 70, of Pottstown

Charles E. “Chuck” Turgeon, 70, husband of Edith Eileen (Bauman) Turgeon, who he was married to 28 years, of Pottstown, passed away on Monday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Holyoke, Mass., he was the son of the late William and Germaine (Choquette) Turgeon.

Surviving with his wife are children Scot C. Turgeon, husband of Stacey, Lisa Pfeiffer, wife of A.J. Pfeiffer, Jay Turgeon, husband of Betsy, Lawrence Turgeon and Whitney Turgeon; brother William Turgeon, husband of Karen; sister Louise Lawrence, wife of Art; grandchildren Gabriel, Grant and Seth; and faithful dogs Rocko and Brownie.

Charles attended St. Aloysius R.C. Church in Pottstown. He was a 1955 graduate of Holyoke High School, and attended Holyoke Community College. He worked for Raytheon as a project manager; a job that took him all around the world. He lived in many countries with his favorites being New Zealand and Puerto Rico. His hobbies included gardening and bird watching. He enjoyed a glass of red wine with his family and was an avid football and John Wayne fan.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 10AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will be private. Friends may pay respects on Saturday from 9AM to 10AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles name to the ASPCA, Gift Processing Canter, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929   OR  The American Cancer Society, c/o Tricia Hewitt, National Penn Bank, 1830 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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AuntSandy UNcle Ron Burk

Jun-26 10:11pm

Dear Beth, Donnie ,Jeff,Walter and Paula & Families <br /> Our Heart Are with you each on the Passing of Your Special Father. We know how much you each did Care & took very Speical loving care for Your Mother & Fahter .. We know Our Comforter will be with you in your time of Need.... We will Plan to see you each Tuesday June 30th... You been never forgotten!!!! Our Love to all our Niece & Nephews and Childrens.


June 22, 2009
Alverda Oppelt, 93, of Gilbertsville

Alverda (Wolfe) Oppelt, 93, wife of the late Michael Oppelt, of Gilbertsville, passed away on Saturday at Manor Care in Pottstown.

Born in Finland, PA she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Annie (Geiger) Wolfe.

Surviving are her sons Gene Oppelt of Gilbertsville, Rayford Boulden, husband of Dorle, of Port St. Lucie, FL; daughters Betty Peiffer, wife of Jack, of Birdsboro, and Judy Shorter of Norristown. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Alverda was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Gilbertsville.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 2:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc, 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Christ Union Cemetery, Niantic. Friends may call on Wednesday from 1:30PM to 2:30PM at the funeral home.

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June 17, 2009
Paul & Josephine Faithful Sr., of Douglassville

Paul E. Sr. and Josephine M. (Kozakowski) Faithful, both 86, of Douglassville, passed away Monday after an automobile accident.

Paul was born in Goldsboro, MD he was the son of the late Mary (Clark) Faithful, Josephine was born in Conshohocken, PA and was the daughter of the late Vincent and Stella (Greskovak) Kozakowski.

Surviving are their beloved children William Faithful, husband of Mary, of DE., Paul E. Faithful Jr, husband of Patricia, of Douglassville, and Stella Brunner, wife of John, of Birdsboro; grandchildren Maureen, Rhonda, Tina, Tracey, Lisa, Ginny, Jennifer and Joshua; 8 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Also surviving is Paul’s sister Maryellen “Peggy” Deaner and Josephine’s sister Francis Swoyer.

Paul was the Bishop and general overseer at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Pottstown for over 40 years. They both loved life and cherished their family. They will both be sadly missed.

Funeral services and interment are private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in their names to the charity of your choice.

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Barbara P Kinsey

Jun-17 3:02pm

Dear Mary, My sincere sympathy to you and the family on the loss of your "parents".

Michael s Diner Girls

Jun-17 3:58pm

Our deepest sympathy goes to your family. They will be greatly missed at the diner.

james raby

Jun-17 9:50pm

dear bill,mary So sorry to hear about the lost of your parents.Our sincere sympathy to you and the family..jim and dawn raby

Gerald Butch Reinert Jr

Jun-17 10:27pm

Your parents will be deeply missed. I knew them as kind and spiritual people. I remember when Uncle Wes and Paul would play their banjo and guitar. Ruth and Wes Clark were my Aunt and Uncle. God bless you all.

Victor Jacketti

Jun-18 5:42am

Our Condolences to the Family.<br /> <br /> Neapco Retirees<br /> <br /> (Victor Jacketti)

Elder John A Brown

Jun-18 9:37am

Our hearts are with you in this time of mourning. Bishop and Mother Faithful lived a God-fearing life and now they rest together from their labor. Many years have passed and I remember Bishop Faithful and my father in the service of the Lord together. They will both be greatly missed!! <br /> In Christian Love, <br /> Elder John A. Brown

elder raymond smith

Jun-18 10:00am

we love them and we miss them God do every thing well.may the Lord keep the family under this care

Diane Duncan

Jun-18 11:16am

Dear Bill,<br /> <br /> I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your parents. My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm sure they will be greatly missed.....take comfort in the fact that they will always be together. <br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> Diane Duncan

Surakus Family

Jun-18 11:40am

We have many fond memories of Bishop and Sister Faithful. Our condolences to your family at this time.

Lucy Watters and Carl Wtkins

Jun-18 2:17pm

You will be greatly missed at the diner and at the Very Best. If their is anything that I can do, please let us know and we will be happy to give a helping hand. Sorry for your lose.

Nancy Kules

Jun-18 8:07pm

My Grandmother is Ruth Surakus. I have fond memories of growing up with Bishop and Sister traveling all the way to Arizona to lead a special church service for our family. I am certain this is a difficult time for you all, but I find great comfort knowing they are with Jesus now.

Bill s Family

Jun-19 5:59am

Dear Tracey & Family,<br /> Our prayers and strength to you and yours. Love from Jean, Sue, Bob, Lester & of course Bill.

Liz Peck

Jun-19 10:58am

Dear Bill and Mary,<br /> Harry and I are very sorry to hear of your great loss. I think of you often.<br /> <br /> Love,<br /> Liz

Bonnie Feight

Jun-19 12:06pm

We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Shorty and Bonnie Feight

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Jun-19 8:27pm

Our deepest sympathy to the family. We always had a great time with them at The Wiener Shop for breakfast. Such wonderful parents who touched so many with their faith & love.....from The Hillegass' in FL.

J M Bergeman

Jun-20 2:45pm

Always nice and wonderful people to everyone they met. They'll be missed dearly; especially when we shopped at Walmart and Weis. Jesue wept.

Don Shirrley Smith

Jun-21 6:34am

Bill, Don and I want you to know that you and your family are in our prayers.I did not know your address to send a card.We are praying for God to give you strength and comfort in your time of grief. Love in Christ, Don&Shirley

Sis In Christ

Jun-22 3:29am

Our prayer goes out to you and your family. Bishop Faithful and Mother will truly be missed. I was under his leadership for many years and every year was truly truly a blessing. May God's mercy and grace continue to fall upon you.

Andy Kim Yonkovitch

Jun-22 4:24pm

Bill,<br /> Sorry to hear about your loss, Our sympathy to you and your family.

Apostle Anthonee J Patterson

Jun-23 4:36pm

Our prayers and condolences are with you at this time.

Elder Alfred Wilkerson

Jul-2 10:48am

My condolences to the family. Sorry to hear of their passing.

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Sep-20 10:56am

Our deepest prayers to the family of Pastor Faithful and his beloved wife Josephine. May the Lord Jesus Christ give the family comfort in this time of grief.<br /> Pastor John Duran and Family<br /> Bishop Mike Hernandez and Family<br /> Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in the Apostles Doctrine<br /> 305-256-0283


June 15, 2009
Stanley W. Seitzinger Sr., age 85

Stanley Warren Seitzinger Sr., age 85, beloved husband of the late Evelyn (Hancher) Seitzinger, who passed away in November of 2008, of Manor Care, Allentown, and formerly of Emmaus and Gilbertsville Pa.., died Friday at the Lehigh Valley Hospice, in Allentown.

Born in St. Claire Pa., he was the son of the late Thomas Buchanan Seitzinger and Elsie (Froeschle) Seitzinger.

Mr. Seitzinger graduated from California State Teachers College, in California Pa., after serving in the U.S. Army in WWII.  Before leaving for Europe he attended both Purdue University, and Texas A & M, while in the service. In Europe he served with the 78th Lightning Division, in the battle of Huertgen Forrest, the battle of Hachen, and the crossing of the Rhine River at the Remagen Bridge. He was awarded a Bronze Star.

He worked as an industrial arts teacher for 30 years, at the former Norco High School, and then for Owen J. Roberts School District. He also taught evening adult education at O.J.R., for a number of years.

He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Pottstown for 55 years.  He was also a member of the George Amole Post American Legion #47, Pottstown. He was fond of sports, and enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and gardening, and was also a talented craftsman and artist.  Most importantly he loved and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving is a son, Stanley W. Seitzinger Jr., of Gilbertsville, and two daughters, April M. wife of Joseph E. Parson, of Phila., and Karen A. wife of Rick Ossman, of Boyertown. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Zach, Joshua, and Matthew Haydt, along with Logan, and Gabrielle Ossman. He is also survived by a brother, Thomas R. Sietzinger, of Orwigsburg, Pa.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday in Christ Episcopal Church, 316 High St., Pottstown, with the Rev. Terry I. Highland, officiating.. Burial will be in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville Pa.  Friends may call on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the church.

Contriubtions may be made in his memory to: Christ Episcopal Church, 316 High St., Pottstown, Pa.  19464.

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dennis hancher

Jun-15 2:53pm

I never new about you Dad's WWII record. Very impressive.<br /> He was always a great uncle to me. dennis

kathy tauber

Jun-15 3:20pm

Have not seen Ken or my good buddy from Eagleville School - Nancy for quite a while. I still have and use the sofa bed he reupholstered for me over 20 years ago! My thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy and also with your family.

Lisa Gaucker

Jun-17 1:31pm

Karen and family- Very sorry to hear of your loss. Karen and I were childhood friends.. if you see this, please look me up when things settle down.<br /> Your friend, Lisa

John Mauger III

Jun-17 6:24pm

I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Mr. Seitzinger.<br /> <br /> He was my wood shop teacher at OJR 1970-1971. He was a master craftsman and a great instructor. He knew how to instill a respect for power tools that I still use today! On the first day of class he would make that big old Delta table saw kick a piece of wood back and scare everyone in the classroom.<br /> <br /> He also touched my life when my mom took a night course with him. She always talked about that class.<br /> <br /> My thoughts and prayers to his family from one of his students.<br />

Lynn

Aug-30 4:15pm

I am an old friend of Stan's. My sympathy is with you.


June 15, 2009
Carl D. “Bucky” Elvey, age 77

Carl D. “Bucky” Elvey, age 77, of James Creek Pa., died Friday at his daughter’s residence in Pottstown Pa.

Born in McConnellsburg Pa., he was the son of the late Roy and Minnie (Fix) Elvey.

He had worked as a welder for 30 years, retiring from the Naval Depot, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran.  Carl was also a member of the Cumberland Pa. Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are three daughters, Carol wife of C. Scott Burnley, of Pottstown, Pamela Ford, of Stowe, and Karen wife of Robert Hunt, of Spring City, along with five grandchildren, James Laws, Jr, Gregory Hunt, Joshua Ford, Brandon Hunt, Shelby Burnley, and 2 great grandchildren, Aidan and Nicholas Laws.  He was pre-deceased by a brother, Earl Elvey, and a sister, Doris J. Elvey.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 20, 2009, at 12 noon at the Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, 322 N. Second St., McConnellsburg Pa with the Rev. Dr. Theodore E. Kiffer officiating.

Contributions may be made in his memory to: Pottstown Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Pottstown and Vicinity, Hospice, 1963 E. High St., Pottstown, Pa. 19464, or the Home Nursing Agency, 201 Chestnut Ave., P.O. Box 352, Altoona Pa. 16603-0352.

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Roberta DeMarco

Jun-16 4:04pm

I am sorry to hear about your father. You are in my prays and thoughts. I am a friend to your mother and she talk about you father (a good one)to me. She also is a good person that took good care of him to during this time. Roberta, Andrew, Kevin and Brent!


June 12, 2009
Kenneth R. Bowman, 88, of Royersford

Kenneth R. Bowman, 88, husband of Nancy E.R. (Raudenbush) Bowman, of Royersford, passed away on Tuesday at Manor Care in Pottstown.

Born in Broadway, VA, he was the son of the late Shearer and Nelly (Grable) Bowman.

Surviving with his wife is their daughter Ronda B. Robinson, wife of Kenneth, of Hopewell, NJ; son Douglas A. Bowman, of Pottstown; grandchildren Jeremy and Joshua Robinson and Kenneth and Andrew Bowman; and 2 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 5 siblings.

Kenneth was a member of The Bible Fellowship Church of Royersford. He was an elder, Sunday School Superintendent, usher, greeter, sang in the choir, and children’s worker. Ken was a WWII Army Veteran who served in the European Theater. He owned and operated Ken’s Upholstery and was a member of the “Messenger Quartet.”

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 10:30AM at The Bible Fellowship Church of Royersford, 431 N. Lewis Road with Rev. Jacob Susek Jr. and Dr. Kenneth A. Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick. Friends may call on Monday from 7PM to 8:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford and on Tuesday from 10AM to 10:30AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken’s name to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.

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Mike Maryann Perkins

Jun-12 2:57pm

Our deepest condolences to Rhonda and her family. We were privileged to have met Mr. Bowman when he and his wife visited Rhonda and Ken. His long, active life is admirable and is now at peace.

Cheri

Jun-13 6:04am

To all the family and those who knew and loved Ken Bowman: He will be greatly missed! His christian character, love, warmth, humor,and great singing voice would always light up any family get together or church event. He now is singing in the heavenly choir with Jesus. Love, Cheri

John and Audrey Bognar

Jun-15 11:25am

Dear Aunt Nancy and family,<br /> Even as the sun goes down to end the light of day, it's rising on a new horizon somewhere far away. And though our world seems darker for the loss of one we miss, our loved one's life is downing in a brighter world than this.

Jean Hedrick Budd

Jun-15 10:53pm

Ronda and family<br /> I have many fond memories of spending hours playing at your home and enjoying your father's laughter and singing voice. My sympathy and prayers to you and your family.<br /> Jean

Lorraine Donahue

Jun-16 12:05pm

With deepest sympathy to Ronda and her family.<br /> Ken had a very personal relationship with the Lord.<br /> When he prayed I knew God was listening.<br /> His prayers gave me peace.<br /> My prayers are with his family and friends.


June 8, 2009
Mario P. Cocci Sr., 86, of North Coventry

Mario P. Cocci Sr., 86, husband of Teresa (DeNicco) Cocci of 59 years, of North Coventry, passed away on Saturday at Coventry Manor.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Pietro and Julia (Collina) Cocci.

Surviving with his wife are their sons Mario P. Cocci Jr of Green Hills, PA, David Cocci, husband of Theresa, of Exeter, Robert Cocci, husband of Justine, of Pottstown, Jeffrey Cocci, husband of Cyndi, of Pottstown; daughter Linda Feldman, wife of Randy, of North Coventry; brother Gene Cocci of Philadelphia; grandchildren Susan, Beth, Nicole, Joey, Robbie, Caitlin, Matthew, Emily, Michael, Jeffrey Jr., and Kathryn.

Mario was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Roman Catholic Church in Stowe. He was also a member of St. Gabriel’s Lodge and a life time member of West End Fire Co. in Stowe. Mario loved spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed bowling, shuffle board and puzzles.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 11AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10AM to 11AM at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in Mario’s memory to the Make A Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ 85038-9119.

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raymond gofus

Jun-9 7:02am

heartfelt condolences from the Ray Gofus family

Tony Shelba Detri and Family

Jun-9 9:26am

Will always remember all the fun times with the kids growing up and the family get togethers.Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Jerry and Debbie

Jun-9 1:47pm

Mario, Our thoughts and our hearts go out to you and your family at this most difficult time.

Dawn Bob Ortwein

Jun-11 9:17am

Mario, Susan and family, Our heartfelt sympathy to the Cocci family from the "Tweet" Gilbert family. You will be in our prayers.


June 8, 2009
Paul E. Medunic Sr., 82, of Limerick

Paul E. Medunic Sr., 82, husband of the Dolores (Busch) Medunic and the late Madeline Medunic, of Limerick, formerly of Manayunk, PA, passed away on Friday at his home.

Born in Nemacolin, PA, he was the son of the late George Sr. and Mary (Petrovich) Medunic.

Surviving with his wife are his daughters Kathleen (Medunic) Bischoff of Pompano Beach, FL., Cheryl Ann (Medunic) Czerpak of Pottstown; son Paul Medunic of Philadelphia; 11 grandchildren, 1 step daughter; 3 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. Along with his first wife and parents, he is predeceased by his sons Michael and John Medunic, and 9 siblings.

Paul was raised in Crucible, PA. At the age of 16 he joined the Merchant Marines; at age 18 he joined the Marine Corp. and served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. In 1950, he was honorably discharged. Paul was a member of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Roman Catholic Church in Linfield, PA., and the American Legion in Mansfield, PA. He also enjoyed Hunting and Fishing.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11AM at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta RC Church, 1228 Main Street, Linfield with Fr. Paul Brandt officiating. Burial will follow in Westminster Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9AM to 10AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, with prayers at 10AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s name to The American Lung Association, 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017-2100.

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June 8, 2009
Edward A. Charnosky, 88, of Royersford

Edward A. Charnosky, 88, husband of Helen M. (Wychowanec) Charnosky to whom he was married to 58 years, of Royersford, formerly of Towson, MD, passed away on Sunday at Parkhouse Providence Pointe Nursing Home.

Born in Mt. Carmel, PA, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Blasaz) Charnosky.

Surviving with his wife are their daughters Susan Toppi, wife of Ray, of Schwenksville, Christine Charnosky of Lansdale, and Carol Matthai of Owings Mills, MD; son Michael Charnosky, husband of Dianne, of Annapolis, MD; grandchildren Michelle Koehler, David and Jonathan Toppi; and great grandchildren Brendan Price and Savannah and Emma Koehler. Also surviving are cousin, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers John and Joseph Charnosky and Frank Kerns and sisters Agnes Young, Mary Dauksha and Stella Consevage.

Edward was a member of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta RC Church. He was a WWII Army Medic Veteran receiving the Good Conduct Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge, WWII Victory Medal, a Purple Heart, the American Campaign Medal and the European, African, and Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars. He was a Chief Lab Technician at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, MD for 21 years, retiring in 1985. He also worked as a Lab Technician at the North Charles General Hospital in Baltimore, MD for 9 years.  Edward loved to do pencil drawing. His drawings can be seen all over Parkhouse Nursing Home where he was given the nickname “The Artist”.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 11AM at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta RC Church, 1228 Main Street, Linfield with Fr. Paul Brandt officiating. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Thursday from 10AM to10:45AM at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edward’s name to Parkhouse Providence Pointe, Edward Charnosky Fund, 1600 Black Rock Road, Royersford, PA 19468.

DIRECTIONS TO CHURCH:

From points WEST:
Take 422 E to Limerick/Linfield Exit. Make a right at end of exit and stay in right lane. Make first right onto Linfield/Trappe Road (Beside Saturn Dealer). Travel 3-4 miles and church is on Right. (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

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Take 422 W to Limerick/Linfield Exit. Make a left at end of exit, go under 422 and go into RIGHT lane. Make right onto Linfield/Trappe Road (Beside Saturn Dealer). Travel 3-4 miles and church is on Right (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)

GPS address is 1215 Main Street, Linfield.

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Rose Maturo

Jun-8 9:04pm

I will always remember Ed as my favorite neighbor.... so loving and kind in a humble way, and an adopted "grandfather" of Buffy, my dog.... I can see him sitting on the back porch smoking his pipe, and smell the sweetness.

Thomas and Marietta Toppi

Jun-8 10:38pm

We would like to extend our condolences to the family members of Edward Charnowky.

Joseph John

Jun-9 8:08am

My condolences to the entire family. He certainly lived a full life and you all should be proud of his many accomplishments. His artist tendencies must have spilled over to Carol, who has touched all of us at Monumental Life. Wishing all of you peace.<br /> Joe John

Darrell Lewis

Jun-9 8:25am

To Helen, Susan, Christine and the whole Charonsky family,<br /> <br /> My heart felt sympathy and empathy go out to you all. It was wonderful getting to know all of you and work with you to provide a safe, caring, and loving environment for Edward in his twilight years. I know you have wonderful memories as a family. Enjoy and cherish those memories now as you relive his life in memory. May God's Blessings be with you.<br /> Darrell Lewis, Assessor --Aging & Adult Services

Jill Clark

Jun-9 8:30am

Carol & Family, <br /> <br /> Please accept my condolences on the loss of your loved one.<br /> <br /> Jill Clark

Susan Kent Erica Rubinstein

Jun-9 1:59pm

Carol and family, <br /> We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We send our love and wish you well during this difficult time.

Russell Mellinger Jr

Jun-9 9:28pm

Hello Sue and Family,<br /> Just wanted to let you know, that there's alot of friends that are far away, but have you in our Prays! May the Our Lord be with you and your family during this difficult time. And yet your Dad is with Our Lord!! Thats a Happy thought!! My Dad I am sure is there with him. <br /> God Bless Russell<br />

Sylvia Ehling RN

Jun-10 6:11am

Dear Charnosky Family,<br /> My deepest and sincere sympathy for the loss of your Father, Husband, Grandfather and Friend. He will surely be missed at Parkhouse and will always hold a special place in the hearts of many of us here. I pray that you all may be surrounded with His peace and may He lead you to quite waters. Christine, I always appreciated your most special relationship with your Dad and your unconditional love him even when he had days of not acknowleging you - you certainly held a special place with him. Wishing you all the best and many blessings. It was our greater pleasure to have met your Father.<br /> <br /> "and He shall wipe away every tear.." Rev 21:4

Loretta Mellinger

Jun-10 3:39pm

My deepest sympathy to the Charnosky Family from an old neighbor of Tenbury Road, now in New Freedom, PA<br /> God Bless, Loretta & Family

Pastor Sam Butler wife Cyndy

Jun-10 3:45pm

Christine,<br /> <br /> Our deepest sympathy to and to your family at the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


June 1, 2009
Heather L. Heuer, 24 of Sassamansville

Heather L. Heuer, 24, passed away on Tuesday at Montgomery Hospital with her family and friends by her side.

Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of William A. Jr. and Bonnie (Krause) Heuer of Sassamansville.

Surviving with her parents is her fiancé Tom Vazquez and their children Giavonna and Tomas (TJ). Also surviving are her brothers Billy A. III and Jordan P. Heuer; her maternal grandmother Mary Lou Krause and her paternal grandparents William A. Sr. and Joyce E. (Faulkner) Heuer. She is predeceased by her maternal grandfather Paul Krause.

Heather enjoyed cooking and dancing. She loved outdoor recreations such as 4wheeling, snowmobiling and dirt bike riding.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 11AM at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville with Pastor Dave Lewis officiating. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Saturday, June 6 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heather Heuer Memorial Fund, c/o National Penn Bank, 2900 N. Charlotte Street, Gilbertsville, PA 19525 to benefit their children.

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Andrea Schlegel Kershaw

Jun-1 10:21am

Bonnie and Billy, I am so sorry to hear about Heather. There are no words that can be said to make it better. Know that you and your family are in my prayers. Take care. Take care of the little ones.

Stan Sarnocinski Jr

Jun-2 6:35am

Heather we'll miss you.Bill & Bonnie so sorry for your loss.

Pam Schwager Smith

Jun-2 5:28pm

Bill & Bonnie-I am so sorry about Heather. I can't even begin to imagine the pain you are going through right now. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Take care

Eric Gladys Bultron Vazquez

Jun-3 7:47pm

Our deepest sympathy through this very sad and difficult times, Heather you will be dearly missed.<br /> Love, uncle Charlie & Aunt Gladys

ray fazio

Jun-4 3:54pm

we heard the news and wanted to let you know we are thinking of all of you. our prayers go out to the whole family. please take care all of you

Joy Messner

Jun-4 5:06pm

Bonnie,<br /> I still recall my memories of Heather in nursery school and all through elementary school. Our lives crossed through our children and my heart goes out to you and your family.<br /> Joy Messner

Robin Koons Riegner

Jun-5 7:18pm

Bonnie and Billy,<br /> I won't be able to attend the memorial,but wanted you to know how sorry I was to hear of your loss. I would occasionally run into Heather when she was younger and she always would stop and talk to me. Deepest sympathy to all of you.

Steve and Suzanne Herb

Jun-6 5:00pm

Bill & Bonnie,<br /> <br /> We are deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter, Heather. <br /> <br /> Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult time.<br /> <br />

Aunt Lin

Jun-6 10:15pm

Heather....such a pretty girl, full of life and laughter. A kind spirited heart. A prankster?? Yep. and for sure a bit of trouble, but look who mom and dad were. Surely she couldn't have been an angel. Well not then, but now she will be the guardian angel to watch over her babies as they grow. <br /> The short time she had with them you could see she loved them so much. If only she could have stayed longer. She was in the fight of her life and just couldn't win. I'm filled with such sadness for those she left behind.

Gini Grim

Jun-7 8:07am

Dear Bonnie and family,<br /> I'm so sorry. Please know that many are sending you love and prayers to get through this.<br /> Gini

Claudia Broome

Jun-7 9:07pm

To love a child, believe in a child and support a child and lose a child must be the most painful feeling in the world! GOD BLESS YOU,Bonnie and Billy.

Karen Lloyd

Jun-8 11:51am

Bonnie - my really really sincere sympathy to you and your family. Heather will always be with us all. She is not someone any of us could ever forget. I am reading one of her many notes she penned before she graduated. I can't imagine your grief. Much love.

Ashley Solazzo Marcy Solazzo Marks

Jun-9 3:46pm

Bonnie & family,<br /> Ashley and I just want you all to know how sorry we are for your loss. We were remembering when your home burnt down and you moved to Boyertown and remembered Heather sleeping over w/Erin. She had a beautiful heart, smile and sense of humor. Take care and God Bless your all as she is in a better place. Ashley and I will pray for you all.<br /> <br />


May 29, 2009
Troy A. Yingling Sr. enjoyed his children

Troy A. Yingling Sr., age 38, of Exeter Twp., and formerly of Boyertown, died Wednesday in Reading Hospital.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Ronald G. and Dorothy S. (Houser) Yingling, of Exeter Twp.

Troy had worked as a cook for his parents, who owned the former Yingling’s Restaurant, in Boyertown, and later he owned and operated Yingling’s Construction, in Exeter Twp.

He attended Boyertown Schools, in addition to the Boyertown Mennonite Church, in Boyertown. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all spending time with his children.

Surviving with his parents are two sons, Jacob Schrump, of New Berlinville, and Troy A. Yingling Jr., of Gilbertsville, along with two daughters, Stephanie and Alyssa Yingling, of Gilbertsville. He is also survived by a brother, Wayde A. Yingling, of Pottstown, and two sisters, Yvonne M. Stock, of Bechtelsville, and Karen S. MacLachlin, of New Berlinville.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Tuesday, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville, with Pastor Nelson Shenk, officiating. Burial will be in Boyertown Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9 to 10:45 AM at the funeral home.

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tammy fazio

May-30 1:40pm

we are so sorry for your loss. my heart goes out to troy,steph,& allisa. to his mom & dad so sorry for the loss of your child

Sandy Ruhl

May-31 11:13am

Ron and Sue,<br /> I just heard the news this morning. Time passes so quickly. It seems like just yesterday that Troy was at the restaurant after school. We all have been blessed to have Troy as part of our life. You will be in my prayers.<br /> Love, Sandy

Stephanie and Dennis Stoudt

May-31 8:41pm

Sue and Ron, our heart goes out to you. I cannot imagine what it is like to lose a child. I remember Troy's smiling face as a child while he was playing out back at the restaurant. Wade, Yvonne, and Karen, You are in our thoughts. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy.<br /> Stephanie and Dennis Stoudt

Mrs Linda Velazquez DeWalt

Jun-1 4:14pm

To The Yingling Family,<br /> With Sincere sympathy durning <br /> this diffult time. No one knows<br /> exactly how yoy feel but may it <br /> help to know that my thoughts <br /> and prayers are with you. <br /> Sincerely,<br /> Linda Velazquez - DeWalt

Candi Ansel

Jun-1 9:06pm

Ron, Sue, Karen, Yvonne, and Families,<br /> I was shocked when I received a call from my Mother-in-Law informing me of the sad news. <br /> I'm so very sorry. I remember a lot of fun times at the restaurant with Troy, and all of you. Very fond memories! <br /> Please know that you are all in my thought and prayers.<br /> All though I can't be there physically tomorrow, know that in spirit I'm there giving you all a big hug!<br /> Love,<br /> Candi

Kristine Peterman

Jun-2 11:39am

I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Troy from kindergarden up to high school. I will always have such fond memories of growing up with him and the fun we had as little kids. <br /> God bless you all!<br />

Cindy Bernhard

Jun-4 11:59am

I've known Troy since I was about 14 years old and he would take myself and my friend cruising High St. in pottstown, pretending to be his little sisters and handing out his business cards with his # on them to all the pretty girls. I didn't always stay in touch but we always seemed to cross paths over the last 20 years. He always was pleasant and smiling. He was a great person (flaws and all) LOL!!! I know now since I have been saved by our Lord that God has him in his kingdom and he is smiling and enjoying eternity. GOD BLESS your family and especially his children.

Sheri Fuller

Jun-8 10:15am

I am sorry to hear about Troy's passing. I'll always remember his smile - I used to walk with him from the bus stop when we were little. It's been a long time since I saw him, but he was always nice and full of energy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

brenda scott

Jul-26 4:48pm

Dear family of Troy Yingling Sr.<br /> <br /> I'm sorry to hear about your loss you have my deepest sympathies.May it bring you comfort to know Jehovah God understands your pain.He is "near to those that are broken at heart;<br /> And those who are crushed in spirit he saves."<br /> (Psalms 34:18)May the Bible's promise at Isaiah 25:8 bring comfort to all of you.  "He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces..."<br /> May these promises comfort your heart.<br /> Love<br /> <br /> Brenda scott


May 29, 2009
Anna L. Stubanas, 76, of Parker Ford

Anna L. (Ladjanski) Stubanas, 76, wife of the late Donald E. Stubanas Sr., of Parker Ford, passed away on Thursday at Lankenau Hospital.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Rose (Yaeger) Ladjanski.

Surviving is her son Donald E. Stubanas Jr., husband of Deborah, of Douglassville; daughters Debra A. Jeffries, wife of Randall, of Spring City and Marcelline T. Kovacs, wife of Karoly, of Easton; and her brother Paul Ladjanski of Lewistown. Also surviving are grandchildren David Stubanas, Eddina Brunovszky, Jessica Price, Michael Kovacs, and Amanda and Jessica Jeffries; and great granddaughter Willow Anna Stubanas. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by grandsons Richard and Eddie Kovacs and siblings Rose Moser, George Inhof, Helen Banyai, Theresa Pinkos, Mary Kellam and Luke Ladjanski.

Anna was a member of Brownback’s United Church of Christ in Spring City where she was active in the Young At Heart Group. She enjoyed gardening. Anna loved taking care of children. She worked for Country Tyme Day Care in Royersford.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 1 12noon at Brownback’s UCC Church, 640 Ridge Rd, Spring City, Pa with Rev. Frank Lamson, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Parker Ford. Friends may call on Monday from 11AM to 12noon at the church.

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Maria Lengyel

Jun-1 8:52am

Our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you all. May memories of good times help you through this very sad and difficult time.<br /> Love Marika, Bob and Lacika

Christina Inhof Trouba

Jun-2 1:01pm

Aunt Annie, you will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your loved ones. May you have a peaceful journey to heaven above.

Gladys Eric Bultron Lopez

Jun-2 10:07pm

Our deepest sympathy through this very sad and difficult time, Heather you will be dearly missed.<br /> Love, Aunt Gladys,Uncle Charlie <br /> Brendan, jessica,Ingrid and Jeann Carlos.(Tommy's aunt Gladys)


May 28, 2009
Jesse Hodges, 64, of Perkiomenville

Jesse “The Hodge” Hodges, 64, husband of Anne Louise (Decker) Hodges, of Perkiomenville, PA, formerly of Upper Moreland, passed away suddenly on Tuesday at his residence.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Jesse J. and Elizabeth (Bridygham) Hodges.

Jesse served as an Infantry Officer in the US Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) out of Fort Bragg, NC and 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in the Republic of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He was a professor at MCCC for 37 years, obtained Masters Degrees in Health in Physical Education & Recreation, Psychology, and History, received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award from MCCC in 2007 and was awarded Professor Emeritus in Psychology and History. Jesse was also a professional baseball player. He played on the New York Yankees farm system in Greensboro, NC. He was inducted in 1967 to the All American Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd Baseman First Team. In 2008, he was inducted into the Temple University Baseball Hall of Fame. Jesse sponsored the Kim family from Vietnam. Mr. Kim was a liaison for the US Army Special Forces Camp while Jesse served in Vietnam. Mr. Kim, his wife and two adult sons are now successfully settled in the United States. He will be sadly missed by many friends who thought of “The Hodge” as family. His friends were the best part of him and proved that with his life.

Friends may call on Sunday, from 6PM to 7:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Services and interment are private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made in Jesse’s name to the MCCC Foundation, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 for the scholarship fund or to the Humane Society at The HSUS, Dept. HHHONL, 2100 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037.

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Clint Sylvia Hamrick

May-28 8:11pm

Anne, I prayed for you every hour today. That God will give you strength, comfort and peace in these next days and weeks. We are so sorry. We love you. Clint & Sylvia

Harvey Terri Pickell

May-29 9:10am

A true hero to anyone who knew him. He will always be remembered. Sincere condolences Annie.

nancy walt kibbe

May-29 10:18am

So sorry for you loss. Your neighbors on Townshipline rd.

Bonnie Lauton

May-29 1:04pm

Anne- my thoughts and love go out to you at this horribly trying and difficult time. Know that you have many friends and "family" at Hereford who will be there for you.

Dick Greenwood

May-29 1:54pm

Anne, As much as I dislike throwing quotations in such times, the lines, "His life wss good; the elements so mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world, This was a man" keep echoing in my mind. I can still hear his greeting, "Hey, big guy" and will always carry his warmth and optimism with me. I am so sorry for your great loss.

Joe Eckhardt

May-29 2:05pm

Anne, I don't think I ever met you, but I knew Jesse for 37 years as a friend and colleague at MCCC. He had many admirable qualities, not the least of which were his loyalty and devotion to the things he believed in. My sympathies to you in this difficult time. Peace. Joe E.

Jim Ambrosius

May-29 3:16pm

Dear Anne, Sorry to hear of Jesse's passing today. Jesse was a friend and teammate of mine from our days with Fred Hoffman and Magnolia in the Pen-Del baseball league. He certainly had many accomplishments during his lifetime to be proud of. Please accept my condolences.<br /> Respectfully,<br /> Jim Ambrosius<br />

John Ann Lacy

May-29 3:31pm

We are sorry to have lost such a passionate and vibrant individual and an excellent teacher. His students were very fortunate to have such a caring and conscientious teacher and friend. We all benefited from his decency and thoughtfulness, his limitless patience, and his constant enthusiasm and optimism. Ann, we are so sorry for you loss. No one can doubt that Jesse left this world a better place.

Mary Lou Whitehill

May-29 5:55pm

Dear Anne, <br /> Jesse's life was so enriched when he met you...I know everyone at the College who loved Jesse is thinking of you now.<br /> I share Dick Greenwood's aversion to trite quotes. However a new bench was installed along the trail where I run. I'd never really noticed it until today. A beautiful Indigo Bunting was perched on it...a rare sighting. It drew my attention to a small plaque with the famous Emerson quote "TO LAUGH MUCH AND OFTEN. TO HAVE THE RESPECT OF INTELLIGENT PEOPLE... TO LEAVE THE WORLD A LITTLE BETTER. TO HAVE HELPED ONE PERSON BREATHE A LITTLE EASIER, THAT IS TO HAVE SUCCEEDED"<br /> A great guy and friend for decades...sadly missed by so many.<br /> <br />

Gail McVicker

May-30 12:36am

It saddens my heart to read the passing of Jesse Hodges. Words like kindness, compassion and competence fall short in describing his fine qualities. In his understated way he had that rare gift of bringing out the best in those whose lives he touched. His Vietnam History Course at MCCC was a tribute to something so misunderstood from one who knew.

The Reverend Dr Thomas G Snowden

May-30 8:48am

I was both grieved and saddened to learn of Jesses' passing. He was a treasured friend and colleague of more than 30 years during our tenure at Montgomery County Community College. The world has lost a very rare and special person. My prayers are with you, Anne, and family, in this time of bereavement. You have all my love and heartfelt sympathy.<br /> <br /> Thomas G. Snowden

John Hernan

May-30 8:53am

Jesse was a friend, scholar, teacher, and athlete whose death leaves all of us with great sadness.

John and Rosemarie Monteleone

May-31 12:07pm

Ann and Family,<br /> <br /> Rosie and I are thinking about you and keeping you in our prayers. We hope you will have the strength to carry on despite this tragic loss. Jesse was a giant among men, figuratively and literally. We were blessed to have him as a friend and I never had a better teammate. In baseball and in life, Jesse was gusto and grace under pressure, or courage, as Hemingway decribed it. Jesse and the exemplary life that he lived won't be forgotten. Our hearts and minds won't let us.

Adrienne Gauger

May-31 5:22pm

Your husband taught my class with such passion that it forced me love the history of the Vietnam War. He is my favorite professor, and I cannot express adequately the sadness that I feel for this world that has lost such an incredible man. May you be blessed everyday and know that he's by your side always. Lots of love to you.

Debbie Levin

May-31 8:58pm

Anne,<br /> I offer my sincerest condolences to you at this difficult time. Jesse epitomized warmth and caring. He was always willing to lend a hand of support to colleagues and friends. I know that he will be greatly missed at the College.<br /> <br /> Debbie Levin

Sue Lawrence

Jun-1 10:25am

Jesse was my colleague, a friend at MCCC, and a wonderful mentor. I was lucky to have known him. He also taught my 2 sons in the Vietnam War class, and they loved him, too. He will not only by missed, but his influence will stay with us. We will always be thankful for that.

Dave Rosso

Jun-1 1:19pm

Dear Anne,<br /> I believe we met years ago when you and Jessie were first married. Jesse's slide show for the PA Historical Society inspired me to develop a course on the Vietnam War. He was my colleague and friend. And he was a very good man. I am so sorry for your loss.<br /> <br /> Dave Rosso

Cathy Redden

Jun-2 10:46pm

Anne, <br /> Jesse was truly a wonderful, caring, generous man. He was loved and respected by so many people, and his life made a difference. The world is a better place because of him I feel privileged to have known him. I hope it comforts you that he touched so many lives. You are in my prayers.<br /> Cathy Redden

Ginny Kinsey

Jun-4 10:46pm

Anne,<br /> I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Shelby is bringing you a hug from us all when you return to school. God bless.<br /> Ginny

Susan Morgera

Jun-5 9:16pm

Dear Mrs. Hodges,<br /> I was a student of Mr. Hodges Vietnam class this past semester, he was a passionate, interesting and hilarious teacher. I know I can speak for our whole class and say we are so sorry and know he will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jayne E Hodges

Jun-9 1:12am

Anne, you are in my prayers.

Linda Quinby

Jun-9 4:20pm

Dear Ann,<br /> <br /> I was very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear husband, Jesse. It is very saddening to learn of your sudden loss. I pray for your peace and understanding at this difficult time and hope that the end of your school goes smoothly. Sincerely, Linda Quinby

Tina Hollingsworth Owens

Jun-21 1:17pm

My heart goes out to you, Anne. We never met, but I know you are a special person -as Jesse was. He will be terribly missed by all.

Samantha Schmoll

Jun-26 4:32pm

Dear Hodges family - I was in Professor Hodges Vietnam class and looked forward every week to seeing & hearing his amazing stories. He made it the most interesting class I ever took. He was so passionate about the subject, I can just imagine he was the same with all the other wonderful accomplishments in his life. He made me a better person even in only knowing him for 14 weeks. We have been blessed with his company.

Jayne Hodges

Jul-16 11:16pm

Anne, I would very much like to talk to you. My email address is [email protected] My home number is 215.997.9592<br /> I hope things are getting better. Jayne

Ed Cardon

Jul-24 4:24pm

I just learned of Jesse's passing recently and wanted to pass my condolences to his family. Jesse graduated from Temple University the year before I did (1967) and I lost track of him until I head of his death. We were both in the Army ROTC program at Temple. May I also send condolences from Dr Irving Cohen a fellow class mate of Jesse who would also like to share in my condolences.

Ed Cardon

Aug-12 11:16am

Jesse and I attended Temple University together; he was a senior and I was a freshman. Jesse invited me to try out for the ROTC Ranger cadet program and I was accepted. Jesse was a great leader and friendly person. I lost track of him and did not learn of his death until this year. Jesse influenced me to become an Army officer and volunteer for the Infantry in Vietnam. Jesse influenced my life in more ways than I can count. I hope he had a good life and my belated condolences to his family.

fred w twers

Aug-17 11:50pm

Dear Mrs. Hodges, I too was a cadet Ranger at temple University in '65. Even at that early age 17 I could see that "The Hodge' was a man of true character, tough, honest and straightforward. It seems that's how I've caught up with a lot of old colleagues-through their obits.I hope that you had a happy life with him. Sincerely, Fred W. Twers


May 27, 2009
Katherine I. Hurter, 100, of Largo FL

Katherine I. (DeLong) Hurter, 100, wife of the late Herman Hurter, of Largo, FL, formerly of Pottstown, passed away on Thursday, May 21 at Vineyard Assisted Living.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Hiram and Henrietta (Dress)DeLong.

Surviving are sons Lowell P. “Skip” Hurter, husband of Norma Kay, of Largo, FL and David R. Hurter, husband of Patricia, of Denton, TX, 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. Also surviving is daughter in law Mary Hurter of Northport, AL. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her sons Otto and H. Clifton Hurter; daughter Marguerite Hurter Miller: sisters Florence DeLong and  Lillian Charles; and brothers Paul, Russell and Roy DeLong.

Katherine was a member of the former Transfiguration Luther Church, now Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in Pottstown. She moved from the Pottstown area to Largo in 1991.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 1:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call on Friday from 7PM to 9PM and on Saturday from 1:00PM to 1:30PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Katherine’s name to the Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL, 33760

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Tom and Jane Oswald

May-29 9:53am

We are thinking of you all during this difficult time and we send our thoughts and prayers to your wonderful family.

Donna and Bob Penman

May-29 6:41pm

Dear Skip and Norma Kay,<br /> We are sorry we cannot be with you tomorrow. We will be thinking of you all. Katherine will be missed, she was a delight to visit with. <br /> Love,<br /> Donna and Bob


May 27, 2009
Adam Charles Sabuacak, 26, of Pottstown

Adam Charles “Buki 32” Sabuacak, 26, husband of Courtney A. (Wieand-Lopez) Sabuacak, of Pottstown, passed away suddenly on Tuesday from an unknown preexisting medical condition.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Charles W. and Lori (Shaner) Sabuacak.

Surviving with his wife and parents is his brother Andrew J. Sabuacak of Pottstown; maternal grandparents Jeffrey and Marlene Shaner of Pottstown and paternal grandmother Kathryn Sabuacak of Stowe; aunts Melissa Hughes of Gilbertsville and Debbie Bailey of Boyertown; great grandfather Richard K. Shaner of Pottstown; his “little sisters” Alivia and Devyn and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his paternal grandfather Charles W. Sabuacak.

Adam was a member of the Manatawny Association. He loved fishing and hunting. Adam enjoyed bowling, pool, and baseball was a diehard Pottstown Trojan fan.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 1, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in New Goshenhoppen Cemetery, East Greenville. Friends may call on Sunday from 3PM to 5PM and on Monday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home.

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Dawn Lopez

May-27 3:45pm

Courtney and Family,<br /> I am so deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Although no words can really help to ease the pain you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. I hope that the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.<br /> With deepest sorrow,<br /> Dawn

Courtney Sabuacak

May-28 8:29am

Thank you everyone for your prayers we will all get through this as a big family together i cant believe that in just a matter of time god could take someone that you love the most away from you RIP ADAM i will always love you i would give anything to have him back with me <3

Karen Reed

May-28 10:03am

Charlie, Lori, Andrew and Courtney and family,<br /> Our hearts hurt for you.<br /> Karen, Tom, Shawn and Melissa Reed<br /> and Piazza Honda of Pottstown

Dave Marcheskie

May-28 11:23am

Sabuacak Family,<br /> <br /> I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with your entire family.<br /> <br /> Dave

Terry Linda Neiman

May-28 12:46pm

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you. May memories of good times help you through this very sad time in your life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Megan Irick

May-28 2:10pm

Courtney and Sabuacak Family,<br /> <br /> I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.

EJ and Jen Mercado

May-28 2:18pm

Courtney and Family,<br /> <br /> We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.<br /> <br /> With deepest sympathy,<br /> Jen and EJ

Antonio Prouty and Family

May-28 3:40pm

to the family of adam i am writing to say that i am sadden of the lost of adam he was a good person he played on my high school football team and he was a easy person to talk to my heart goes out to the family in your time of need.Even though adam is gone he will never be forgetten. R.I.P Adam you will be missed

Deb Darryl Freyer

May-28 6:36pm

Charlie, Lori & Andrew<br /> I can't describe the deep sorrow we are feeling for your loss. I know Adam will surely be missed by all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.<br /> With deepest sympathy,<br /> Deb & Darryl

Mark Ottinger

May-29 12:07pm

I knew Adam as a student at the Pottstown Middle School. I will remember his lively spirit and friendly ways. He was a fine gentleman and a very good student. We will all miss him.

Heidi Crews Halpin

May-29 2:11pm

I went to middle school and high school with Adam. He was a great guy. Very polite and stayed out of trouble and he always made me laugh. RIP Adam. You will be missed. God Bless

Janis Frick

May-29 4:27pm

Lori,Charlie,and family,<br /> My thoughts and prayers are with you. <br /> So sorry for your loss,<br /> Janis Frick

Tracy and Kathy

May-29 4:48pm

Courtney, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and Adam's family.<br /> Tracy and Kathy

Fran Bob Snyder

May-31 2:31pm

Courtney ---<br /> <br /> We only just had the pleasure of meeting you through business about two months ago. The last time we met, you shared with us the plans that you and Adam had for your first anniversary. We are so shocked/saddened to hear of your loss, and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God and the support of your famiy and loved ones get you through the days ahead. Our deepest condolences.....

Rosemarie Schrump

Jun-1 8:13am

Marlene & Jeff & family<br /> I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your grandson, and my heart goes out to your daughter & Son in law. Having lost my own son when he was 6, I know that there are no words that can help to ease your heartache. <br /> Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours though and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. <br /> Your friend, Rosemarie

Na imah Rhodes

Jun-1 9:15am

To Courtney and family<br /> <br /> I am very sorry to hear about your loss. No words could ever ease your pain during this time, just know that he is safe now.

Jen Hoffman

Jun-1 11:28am

Courtney and Family,<br /> I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Courtney, I know you from coming into the salon and often heard you talking about Adam and the life you guys were making together. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God give you the strength you need to get by one day at at time :)<br /> Jen

Amy Myers

Jun-1 6:20pm

Courtney...I am so sorry for your loss. It seems like not that long ago I was driving Jeanette or Melinda over to your house. Come to think of it, it was about 10 years ago. I was heartbroken to hear that the new life you have started with your husband would end so quickly. You and your family are in my thoughts.<br /> <br /> Amy Myers

The Lewiski Family

Jun-2 8:34am

Sabuacak Family, <br /> Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Michelle Schittler

Jun-2 9:46am

Courtney,<br /> My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May God's grace give you comfort in this difficult time. Adam is truly in a better place and he will watch over you and protect you.<br /> <br /> God Bless you,<br /> Michelle

Jenn and Jon Derrick

Jun-3 7:27am

Courtney and family-<br /> We are so sorry for your loss. Adam was a great guy and will truly be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please don't hesitate to let us know. <br /> Love you,<br /> Jenn and Jon

Sherry Sweeney

Jun-4 6:14pm

Courtney & Family, <br /> <br /> Courtney, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We did not realize it was your husband until this week when Ryan said something about Devin & Olivia being out of school, that we began to put two & two together. We are so sorry. Please if there is anything we can do do not hesitate to let us know. Please know you & your family are in our thoughts & prayers..... <br /> <br /> The Sweeney's

Charles Neely

Nov-5 3:45pm

Adam was literally my best friend ever since I could walk..more like a real brother that I never had..i miss him sooooooo much..Lori, Charlie, and Andrew r my family away from family..i am so sorry we had 2 go thru this but we will b ok..we have each other and have 2 remember that he is in a better place..i will always love and miss u Adam..we will always b the "Neelybucak" brothers


May 26, 2009
Paul E. Feight, 72, of Pottstown

Paul E “Sonny” Feight, 72, of Pottstown, passed away on Friday, May 22 at Manor Care.

Born June 14, 1936 in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Paul Henry and Kathryn Maude (Oyster) Feight.

Surviving is son Gary P. Feight of Plainsboro, NJ; daughter Yvonne M. Feight, wife of Allison Macken, of Plainsboro, NJ; siblings Judith Reidler of Ormand Beach, FL, Donna G. Evans of Gilbertsville, Patricia Freed of Gilbertsville, and Rodney Feight of Pottstown; and granddaughter Rachael Pearl Acree. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother William A. Feight.

Paul was a member of the Somerville, NJ Kiwanis Club. He enjoyed playing bingo and the lottery and spending time at the shore.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 29, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Friends may call on Friday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s name to the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Renal Care Center, 13 Armand Hammer Blvd, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Ronda Keiser

May-29 9:21pm

We are sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Hazel, Richard and Bonnie Feight, Sara Jane Decker, Ronda & Michael keiser


May 22, 2009
Naomi M. Weller, 80, of Boyertown

Naomi M. (Pennypacker) Weller, 80, wife of the late Kenneth W. Weller, of Boyertown, passed away on Thursday at Coventry Manor.

Born in Bechtelsville, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Estella (Rhoads) Pennypacker.

Surviving is her daughter Sharon Schaeffer, wife of Leonard of Oley; son Rick Weller, husband of Nona, of Boyertown; brothers Harvey and David Pennypacker and sisters Viola Frech, Edith Reinert, and Mary Moyer. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her brother Paul Pennypacker.

Naomi was a member of Calvary UCC Church in Barto and the Boyertown Senior Center. She worked for Pottstown Shirt for 16 years and Osan’s Manufacturing for 15 years. Naomi enjoyed traveling, and loved to cook, bake and crochet.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville, with Rev. Kenneth H. Frey officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call on Tuesday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Naomi’s name to the American Cancer Society, c/o Tricia Hewitt, National Penn Bank, 1830 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Betty and Lester

May-24 8:18am

Naomi will be greatly missed.In this difficult time may the family find comfort.

ray fazio

Jun-4 3:56pm

our prayers go out to the whole family. so sorry for your loss<br /> harvey you are in out thoughts


May 22, 2009
Craig Allen Lawler, of Mertztown

Craig Allen “Craiger” Lawler, 50, of Mertztown, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 20, 2009. He was being treated for cancer for the past year but died from an underling cancer that was called Carcinoma Meningitis.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of Joyce Shultz and Harlan Shultz of Lansdale and the late James Lawler.

He leaves behind his daughters Tanya and Taylor Lawler, both of Boyertown; his son Paul Frye of Pottstown; his fiancée Karen Akins and future stepdaughter Shelby Akins along with 6 grandchildren and a dog named Bobbie. Also surviving is his sister Tracy, wife of Harvey Landis of Chalfont and step brothers Steven Shultz of North Whales and Bill and Cathy Shultz of Doylestown.

Craig loved the outdoors and appreciated nature. He worked at the S.P.C.A. as a teenager and rescued a Bald Eagle and nursed it back to health. He also loved horses and rode at a very young age. He was involved with the 4H Club and competed in horse shows all over the state with his daughter Tanya. In 1976 he rode his horse from Harrisburg to Valley Forge Park on the Bicentennial March and Celebration. Craig also loved 4-wheeling, camping, fishing and GeoCaching. His favorite time of the year was spring and summer. During the winter he would play with H.O. Scale Railroads and was putting together a miniature city with his family and grandchildren called “Craigville” For 27 years he was a “Sheet Rocker”, hanging drywall as a subcontractor for Just Drywall and Gold Line Drywall in new homes and renovations. He started his own landscaping business which he sold and is still in operation. Craig was loved by all and will be sadly missed by family and friends, but he will never be forgotten.

A Time of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2009, from 1PM to 3PM at the New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Craig’s name to Harleysville National Bank, c/o Craig Allen Lawler Education Fund, 1050 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525.

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Jamie Frye Elmore

May-25 11:18am

So sorry to hear about the loss of Craig. I've heard my mother talk about him for years when I was young, although I never met him then. I finally met him about 2 years ago at Pauls wedding, and it was a pleasure.

Patty Ulrope Smith

Jul-8 11:08am

Craig and I were friends in high school. I am deeply saddened by Craig's passing. My deepest condolences go to his loved ones.


May 21, 2009
Carl Rutcosky, 79, of Douglassville

Carl Rutcosky, 79, husband of Claire (Armbruster) Rutcosky, of Douglassville, formerly of Cherry Hill, NJ, passed away on Wednesday at his home with his family by his side after a battle with cancer.

Surviving with his wife are their children Claire DeHart, Carl Rutcosky, Dorothy Rutcosky, Theresa Freeman, Michael Rutcosky, husband of Stephanie, Mary Meyers, wife of William, and Joseph Rutcosky, husband of Colleen. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Carl was a member of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Roman Catholic Church in Stowe and the Knights of Columbus in New Jersey. He retired after 35 years from Goodyear Tire Co.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 10AM at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother R.C. Church, 127 E. Howard Street in Stowe with Fr. Thomas A. Nasta officiating. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Saturday from 9AM to 9:50AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Gabriel R.C. Church, 127 E. Howard Street, Stowe, PA 19464 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Tricia Hewitt, National Penn Bank, 1830 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Mary

May-26 9:54am

I remember the first time I knew I was like my father. I kidded a parking attendant about leaving a scratch on my car that had been there forever. It was exactly what he would have done. He had a wicked sense of humor! We all inherited that part of him. <br /> <br /> My father was always happy to be with people and let them know it. I was always amazed at how he greeted people and how much joy he had in seeing family and friends. He made everyone feel special. <br /> <br /> I will always treasure my father's great love of family and extended family and thank he and mom forever for their example. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

Phillip Rutcosky

Aug-3 8:04pm

I wish someone told me that my grandfather was sick. I had to find out he died from google.He has more than just 2 great-granchildren i wish i had the chance to introduce them to him.i know he can see them now.<br /> <br /> to you grandpa from your second grandson i love you wish life was differant see you soon


May 21, 2009
Edmond E. Gallino, 91, WWII Army Veteran

Edmond E. “Reds” Gallino, 91, husband of Florence W. (Krause), of Frederick Mennonite Community, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2009.

Born and raised in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frederick and Matilda Gallino. He graduated from Allentown Allen High School and attened Texas A & M University.

Surviving with his wife is their son Dennis G. Gallino, husband of Linda, of North Coventry; 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by a son David Alan Gallino.

Edmond was a member of ST. James Lutheran Church in Pottstown and Pottstown Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #814 and the Boyertown American Legion Chargles B. Yerger Post #471 for over 60 years. He was a decorated WWII Army Veteran earning a Purple Heart, Silver Star and a Bronze Star. Edmond enjoyed golf, bowling, and all sports, and was a fast pitch softball pitcher in the Pottstown Industrial League. He was the general manager for 35 years at the former Pottstown Medal Welding Company in Pottstown and was the owner and operator of the former Merchant’s Hotel in Pottstown.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 30, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Niantic Union Cemetery, Niantic. Friends may call on Saturday, May 30, from 9:30AM to 10:15 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edmond’s name to St. James Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 1101 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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May 20, 2009
E. Jessie Overdorf, 80, of Royersford

E. Jessie (Gordon) Overdorf, 80, wife to Raymond Overdorf of 54 years, of Royersford, passed away on Tuesday, May 19 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Carlisle, PA, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Wild) Gordon.

Jessie was a member of Royersford United Methodist Church. She worked for 12 years as a teacher’s aid at Spring-Ford Middle School and was a volunteer worker for 20 years as treasurer for the former Spring-Ford Band Auxiliary. Jessie loved to sew clothes for her grandchildren, knit, crochet and work in her flower garden at home. She enjoyed travel, trips to the shore, and country and western music.

Along with her husband she is survived by sons David Overdorf, husband of Debra, of Boyertown and Robert Overdorf, husband of Pamela, of Pottstown; daughters Carol Gerges, wife of Kevin Gerges, of Royersford and Diane Murtha, wife of Sean Murtha, of Linfield; her sister Madeline Poole of Richmond, VA. She is also survived

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