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March 31, 2010
Daniel Robert Schanley, age 80

Daniel Robert Schanley, 80, husband of the late Darlene J. Schanley who died July 22, 2009, and married to for 52 years, passed away on Tuesday after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Woodchoppertown and a lifelong resident of Boyertown, he was the son of the late Claude and Hannah (MacIlvee) Schanley.

Dan had many jobs though the years. The early years included truck driving and bartending, until he settled into a career with DANA in Reading where he started out as a crane operator and eventually retired as a union rep in August of 1992 after 29 years of service. He was a proud US Army Korean War veteran. Dan was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Douglassville, a lifetime member of the VFW, SOAR of the United Steelworkers, the Pike Twp. Sportsman’s Association, and the American Legion, Charles B. Yerger Post. His favorite hobby was to follow his grandchildren around to all of their sporting and musical events. He didn’t miss a single softball game and few basketball games during his granddaughter, Adrienne’s, playing days at Gettysburg College. He loved taking his boat out near the Indian River Inlet to fish with his grandsons, Matt and Brett. He coached a Daniel Boone Youth Softball team for 8 years, and the team won the Championship in his final season in 1998. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He is survived by his daughter Bonnie, wife of Timothy Simmons of Douglassville; three adoring grandchildren, Adrienne Simmons of Douglassville, Matthew Simmons of Alexandria, VA, and Brett Simmons of Douglassville (at home); brothers Claude Schanley, husband of Fern, of Boyertown, and Carl Schanley, husband of Diane, of Boyertown; sisters Dorothy Miller of Boyertown, Florence Styer, wife of Elmer, of Frederick, and Miriam Werstler, wife of Earl, of Boyertown; 10 nieces and 4 nephews.  Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by sisters Ida Eberhart and Anna Weand.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 11:00AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville with Rev. Gregory W. Frey officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dan’s name to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA 19518.

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John Wentzel

Apr-1 9:43pm

To Dan's Family and Friend,<br /> Dan helped me out for many years as a young union representative. I have many great memories of Dan and Darlene camping on their favorite slot machine in Atlantic City. I wish I could join you at the services. I will be thinking of him and pray that God takes care of them both.<br /> <br /> Deepest Regrets,<br /> <br /> John Wentzel<br /> <br />


March 31, 2010
Carvil Steven “POP” Mason III, Beloved husband, father & grandfather

Carvil Steven “POP” Mason III, age 81, husband of Elizabeth M. (Dix) Mason, of Walnut Woods, Boyertown, and formerly of Coventry Terrace, Parkerford, Pa., went to be with his lord Tuesday morning in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Carvil Steven Mason Jr., and Mary (Cech) Mason.
He served in the U.S. Army, WW II, and spent time in Germany and Italy. While in the Army his love of sports allowed him to travel European Bases playing baseball and basketball.

POP worked at the former Mrs. Smith Pie Co., in Pottstown, for over 20 years, where he was both the General and National Sales Manager. Most recently he was a working partner with BCS Mason Marketing, in Boyertown.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Pottstown, where he served as a Deacon for many years, along with teaching Sunday School and serving on many other committees in the church over the years. He at one time was a minor league baseball player and loved the game.  He was extremely supportive of his grandsons, and particularly enjoyed watching them play baseball and football, in addition to being very supportive of the Boyertown High School and American Legion baseball programs. He was also an avid Phillies and Eagles fan and would watch every game with his wife Liz.  POP was also an avid baseball card collector, and enjoyed camping with his family.

Surviving with his wife of 59 years, who without question, he loved and adored, are two sons; C. Steven Mason IV, husband of Debra, of Boyertown, and Marc S.Mason husband of Donna M., of Mohnton Pa. Also surviving are two grandsons; Steven D. Mason and Corey S. Mason husband of Erin, along with four great grandsons; Quinn, Cole, Cash, and Brandon Mason. He was predeceased by a daughter; Stephanie V. Mason, and a grandson; Brandon S. Mason, along with siblings Dorothy, Marie, and George.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Saturday at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville, with the Rev. Dr. Marvin Marsh, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be Saturday from 12 Noon to 12:45 PM, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: The Jason M. Benyo/Brandon S. Mason Memorial Scholarship Fund, (which benefits an American Legion Baseball Player’s continuing education), c/o Nat’l Penn Bank, Phila. & Reading Ave’s, Boyertown Pa.  19512.

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Glenn and Margaret Miller Ellicott City Maryland

Apr-2 12:05am

Our sincerest sympathy to Betty, Steven, and Marc. It's not possible to think about Steve without smiling and remembering how easy he was to engage in conversation. A truly interesting man and relative that we'll often talk about fondly. Peace be with you all.<br />

Steven Mason

Apr-2 7:47am

I love you pop. I know you are walking with Brandon and it comforts me. Lord take care of this great man.

Art and Janie Campbell family

Apr-2 1:26pm

Dear Liz & Family,<br /> <br /> We don't need to tell you what a genuinely sweet gentleman Steve was. His was a precious, precious soul & you've been blessed to call him husband and father. We've been blessed to call him our brother in Christ and friend. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He will be sorely missed here but I can picture the fun and zest for joy he and Frank Geiger are spreading around an already happy Heaven. Liz, our new address is 1215 Logan Street in Pottstown, same phone # 610 326-7192 and I included my e-mail address so when you feel ready, let me know where you are and maybe we could get together. Love In Christ, Janie

Louise Petrillo

Apr-5 9:10am

Please accept my most sincere condolences on your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.


March 30, 2010
Mary R. Moyer, 92, of Gilbertsville

Mary R. (Rhoads) Moyer, 92, wife of the late Titus R. Moyer, of Gilbertsville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday at her home with her family by her side.

Born in Gilbertsville, she was the daughter of the late Lymon B. and Mary S. (Lutz) Rhoads.

Mary was a long time member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in New Berlinville where she was very active in many church functions. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. Mary loved to make quilts and shared them with her family and friends.

Surviving are children Verna A. Johnson of Boyertown, Marian M. Kriebel of Bechtelsville, and Linwood L. Moyer, husband of Teresa, of Bally; sisters Beulah Shabach and Katie Wright; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her daughter Delores F. Moyer, sisters Florence, Stella, and Eva and brothers Cyrus, Willard, and Paul

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 3:00PM at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 611 Swamp Creek Road, New Berlinville with Rev. Matthew Heckman officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2:00PM to 3:00PM at the church. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s name to St. Andrew United Methodist Church, PO Box 434, 611 Swamp Creek Road, New Berlinville, PA 19545.

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Carol Moyer Wisniewski

Mar-31 3:24pm

Heart felt condolences to the family of Aunt Mary. I will not be able to attend the services as I will be out of town.


March 30, 2010
William G. Carpenter, of Gilbertsville

William G. Carpenter, husband of Sue (Foore) for 52 years, of Gilbertsville, Douglass Twp., passed away on Sunday at home with his family by his side. He fought a lengthy battle with cancer and refused to submit to its effects until his final breath. Known affectionately as “Big Bill”, he made quite an impression on all who came into contact with him.

Surviving with his wife are children Gary & Debra Carpenter of Barto, Cindy Carpenter of Boyertown, Dawn Gamler of Boyertown, Brian and Judy Carpenter of Green Lane, and Susan & Ray Beaver of Boyertown; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his sister Colleen Gumbert, step-mother Veora Carpenter, and son in law Craig Gamler.

Born in Seibert, CO, he was the son of the late Rev.  William A. and Evea M. (Bates) Carpenter. Bill spent his early childhood in Klamath Falls, Oregon before his family moved to Huntingdon County, Pa. when he was 12 years old. Bill married Sue, his high school sweetheart, entered the construction industry upon graduation and moved thru out PA while helping construct the interstate highway system. Always putting their family first, they settled in the Boyertown area when their children reached school age.

Big Bill’s hard work and dedication culminated in over 30 years ownership of Drum Construction and M & M Stone, both of Telford, along with numerous mining and construction related companies. Big Bill was always proud of his team and the impact that he had on the lives of those he worked with. He was a pioneer in the milling and pavement recycling segments of the construction industry.

Bill was an active member of New Hanover United Methodist Church and served as building committee chairman during the construction of the Sanctuary addition. He was a dedicated attendee of the 8:00 service and rarely missed a Sunday.

A member of the Souderton-Telford Rotary Club for over 35 years, he served in numerous positions of this organization to which he was dearly devoted. He was a proud member during a time in which the Rotary Club contributed so greatly to the community. He faithfully attended the weekly meetings until his fight with cancer prevented him from doing so.

Bill was an avid pilot and loved sharing the joy of flight with his family and close friends. Bill was also an enthusiastic hunter, greatly cherishing the trips with his family. He was especially fond of hosting family cook outs and other events, with his annual trout rodeo being his favorite.

Big Bill or “Pops” as all his grandchildren called him will be greatly missed. His love and dedication to his family is without equal. His wife, children, and grandchildren always came first. He always made sure that his family was taken care of, even at personal expense.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday April 3, 11:00AM at New Hanover United Methodist Church, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville with Rev. David Lewis and Rev. Gil Vining officiating.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00AM to 10:45AM at the church. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William’s name to New Hanover Methodist Church PDF, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville, PA 19525 or TriCounty Hospice, 13 Armand Hammer Blvd, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Karen Gamler Soffa

Mar-31 1:33pm

I am so sorry for the loss of a great man in your life. I know he will be greatly missed. I am sure that he is sitting and talking with Craig right now. They will both be looking down and watching out for all of us. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Elin Michael Perate

Mar-31 2:50pm

Dearest Sue and Family - It was our pleasure to share the church row with you and Bill for the few years we got to see him. It did not take much to know he was a good, loyal, loving family man and I am sure a good friend as well. Our only regret is not having gotten to know Bill better and to have seen only the last few years of his strength and faith. We will always be in that row for you Sue. Our sincerest sympathy and prayers.

Lou Lil Maccarella

Apr-2 7:08pm

It is with a very heavy heart that I found out about Big Bill's passing.To say he was agreat friend does not complete<br /> my thoughts.Bill was caring about my bout wth cancer,and I often think about our good time at cards after Rotary.Bill thanks for all the great memories,and may GOD bless all your family at this tough time.<br /> Your friends Lou & Lil


March 30, 2010
Eloise C. Workman, age 82, of Frederick

Eloise C. (Cook) Workman, age 82, of Frederick, formerly of King of Prussia, Park Forest, IL., Johnstown, & Pittsburgh, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2010, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, in Allentown.  She shared 54 years of marriage to the late James L. Workman.

She was born in Pittsburgh to the late Glover N. & Louise (Wood) Cook & graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School and The Pennsylvania State University.  She was a member of the American Association of University Women, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and worked as a State of Pennsylvania social worker, a grade school teacher, and a full time mom.

She enjoyed visiting with her family & friends & traveled extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, and just recently traversed the Panama Canal.  She instilled her love of history and dogs in her children.

She is survived by four children; James Clark Workman (Ilse) of Prospect Heights, Illinois, Bruce L. Workman (Wari) of Burlington, Iowa, Jay L. Workman (Pat) of San Rafael, California, Anne L. Workman of Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Kerstin A. Workman, James N. Workman, Jason K. Workman, and Jacqueline W. Workman.

She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Allegheny County Memorial Park in Allison Park, Pa. 

A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Thursday, April 1, at Frederick Mennonite Community, 2849 Big Road, Frederick, Pa., 19435-0498, phone 610-754-7878.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to The Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 19 E. Ridge Pike, PO Box 222, Conshohocken, Pa., 19428-0222 or at www.montgomerycountyspca.org.

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Peg Elliott

Mar-31 9:23pm

To the family of Eloise Workman,<br /> I am a member of the Valley Forge Presbyterian Church and wish to send my sincere sympathy to the family. I visited Eloise in her home and the last time I was there, she had just made some banana bread and we enjoyed it with a cup of tea. I enjoyed her friendship, she will be missed. Sorry, I am unable to be with you on Thursday. Blessings to all,<br /> Peg Elliott


March 29, 2010
Robert L. Zimmers, of Boyertown

Robert L. Zimmers, age 77, of Boyertown, passed away on March 27, 2010, at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest Hospital in Allentown, Pa. .  He was born on August 12, 1932, in Easton, Pa., the son of the late Mildred (Shoemaker) Zimmer & the late Henry P. Zimmer, & he was the husband of the late Marie (Langston) Zimmers.

Mr. Zimmers was the owner & operator of Zimmers Camera Store inside Zerns Market for 52 years, & a member of the Unity Church of Reading.  He was also a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, having served as an Army Intelligence Officer.

He is survived by his children, Tracey Morsek ( wife of Kevin ) of Des Moines, Iowa., Kevin Zimmers ( husband of Robin ) of New Berlinville,  JB Zimmers ( husband of Kari ) of Solon, Ohio,  Kyle Zimmers, of  Boyertown,  his 9 grandchildren, & his companion, Lillian Valentine, of Pottstown.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Thursday, starting at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525, & to his Visitation on Thursday from 9-10:30 AM at the Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery in Pottstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boy Scouts of America Troop # 533, c/o 945 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, Pa., 19512.

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Michael Weinstein

Mar-30 10:36am

Bob, You will be missed greatly. A fellow photographer and purveyor of fine photographica, Michael

Janet Reichelderfer

Mar-30 7:56pm

To all the family of Bob, my deepest condolences. I share your sadness. My husband Jack was good friends with Bob and Jack passed away on March 7th. Both great men passed close to each other. I like to think they are now both in heaven talking about cameras and enjoying each other company.

Janet Reichelderfer

Mar-30 7:58pm

To all the family of Bob, my deepest condolences. I share your sadness. My husband Jack was good friends with Bob and Jack passed away on March 7th. Both great men passed close to each other. I like to think they are now both in heaven talking about cameras and enjoying each other company.

janet Reichelderfer

Mar-30 8:02pm

I am sorry for you loss. My husband Jack was good friends with Bob. Jack passed this March 7th. Two great men now in heaven keeping each other company.

Garnet C Nye Jr

Mar-31 10:53am

IN DEEPEST SYMPATHY. GC NYE JR,SCOUTING ALUMNUS

BOB GERBER

Mar-31 5:39pm

I am saddened to hear about my dear friend of 50 plus years passing,,,,,,such a pleasent,wonderful person,,,,,I will miss him dearly,always,,best wishes to his family,you are in my prayers

Jill Smith Nailon

Apr-1 6:58pm

Dear Zimmer Family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear Dad. I remember him as a wonderful man with a ready smile and a very kind heart. Both your folks were always very good to me over the years when I worked at Zern's as a teenager (I didn't work for them, but they knew me as a friend & classmate of Kyle's and always kept an eye on me during the weekends). Such lovely people! I will remember them both, always, with great fondness. My thoughts and prayers to all of you and very kindest regards - Jill (Smith) Nailon, Wildwood NJ

eli

Apr-4 3:51pm

MAY THE GREAT MASTER OF ALL SCOUTS BE WITH HIM TILL WE ALL GRATHER AT THE FINAL CAMP IN HEAVEN. ELI


March 23, 2010
Justin J. Boyle, age 79, of Stowe

Justin J. Boyle, age 79, of Stowe, passed away on March 21, 2010, at Pottstown Manor Care.  He was born on February 26, 1931, in Jim Thorpe, Pa., the son of the late Mary ( Gallagher ) Boyle, & the late John Boyle.  Mr. Boyle was the beloved husband of 49 years of Rita A. ( Gillespie ) Boyle.

He worked for many years as a laborer in the printing industry, & he was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War.  Mr. Boyle was a member of St. Gabriel R.C. Church in Stowe, a member of  the American Legion Post # 0304 of Jim Thorpe, Pa., a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus of Father Bally Council #1192 of Stowe, & a former  Captain of the Willingboro, N.J. Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his sons, Timothy J. Boyle ( husband of Lorelei ) of Douglassville, Patrick F. Boyle ( husband of Janet ) of Stowe, his 5 grandchildren, Sean, Collin, Alison, Daniel, & Luke Boyle, & his sister, Regina Klein, of Jim Thorpe.  Mr. Boyle was also predeceased by his brother John Boyle, & his sister, Betty Jane Reihman.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, March 25, 2010 starting at 10:00 AM from St. Gabriel R.C. Church, 127 E. Howard St., Stowe, Pa., 19464, & to his visitation from 8:45 – 9:45 AM on Thursday in the church.  Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Catholic Church Cemetery, Stowe.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his memory can be made to St. Gabriel R.C. Church. 

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Maria Angelucci

Mar-24 1:21pm

Dear Mrs. Boyle:<br /> I was so sorry to read of Mr. Boyles passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I wanted to let you know that I will be leaving Villa at Morlatton on the 31st of March. It was a pleasure getting to know you while we were trying to bring Mr. Boyle here. It seems god had different plans. Blessings.<br /> <br /> Maria Angelucci

AMCA Perkiomen Chapter

Mar-25 7:19am

Skip was a great asset to our club and will be greatly missed. Our sincerest sympathy to the family.

Dcn Paul J Hiryak

Mar-25 7:53am

On behalf of the Trustees, Officers and members of Fr. Bally Council #1192, Knights of Columbus, I offer my condolences and prayers to Mrs. Rita Boyle and her family. May God send his Spirit upon you and bring you comfort as you grieve the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and brother. May Justin Boyle rest in peace.


March 23, 2010
Mary F. Jones, age 80, of Pottstown

Mary F. (Price) Jones, age 80, of Pottstown, Pa., passed away on March 22, 2010, at Manor Care Pottstown.  She was born on December 6, 1929, in Frackville, Pa., the daughter of the late Josephine (Chieffo) Price & the late David Price, & step-daughter of the late Blanche Price.  Mrs. Price was the widow of the late Owen W. “Bucky” Jones, Jr., who passed away in 2000.

Mrs. Price worked for 45 years in both the laundromat & housekeeping departments of the Hill School in Pottstown, & was a long time member of The First United Methodist Church of Pottstown where she was very active in many various church activities.  She was also a life member of the Lady Wittenmeyer Rebekah Lodge of The Oddfellows of Pottstown, & a former member of the Nifty Fifties Club at the Pottstown Y.M.C.A. .

She is survived by her daughter, Diana M. Kauffman ( wife of Terry ) of Pottstown, her grandchildren, Heather Levan & Krista Schmalbach, 3 great-grandchildren, & her sisters, Helen Bosavage of Frackville, & Frances Reardon, of Lebanon.  Mrs. Price was also predeceased by her brother, the late George Price, & her sister, the late Margaret Dorothy Boxer.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Friday, March 26, 2010, starting at 10:30 AM from Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 North Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464, with Reverend Will Humes officiating,  & to her Visitation on Friday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 AM at the Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Pottstown, Pa.

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Robert Price and Family

Mar-24 2:36pm

Sending our sincere condolences during your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Alan and Helen Rouze

Mar-25 7:24pm

We lived just down the hall from Mary at Jefferson School Apartments, and had many interesting and lively discussions with Mary over the years. She loved sharing stories of her childhood and her hometown. She will be greatly missed. Our condolences and love to all the family. Our prayers are with you.

Meka

Mar-26 12:50pm

My prayers go out to the family. I used to work at Manor Care and took care of Mary and Bucky. They were two of the nicest people. Mary was always helping the girls take care of her husband and even then, you could see how much she loved him. She will truly be missed.


March 22, 2010
Allen E. Fritz, 81, of Gilbertsville

Allen E. “Al” Fritz, 81, husband of Helen (Winget) Fritz for 53 years, of Gilbertsville, passed away on Saturday at Pennsburg Manor.

Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late Arthur E. and Margaret (Brendlinger) Fritz.

Allen was a member of Falkner Swamp UCC in Gilbertsville. He was a talented musician playing trumpet in the Army Band in the 1st Calvary Division during the Korean War and locally with the Sunliners for 30 years. Al worked as a technician for the former AT&T, now Lucent Technologies, for 32 years before retiring in 1986. He later worked for Kulp Rent-A-Car in Gilbertsville as a driver for 10 years. He was a charter member of the Skip-Perk J. C.’s and loved woodworking as a hobby.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his sons Michael Fritz, husband of Connie, of Boyertown and Craig Fritz, husband of Betsy, of Gilbertsville; daughter Sandra Moyer of Royersford; sister Helen Atwell, wife of William, of Zieglerville; and 9 grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his sister Margaret Ann McMurray.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Visitation will be from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Allen’s name to Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123, or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312, or American Heart Association, 5455 North High Street, Columbus, OH, 43214

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March 22, 2010
Nora S. Manwiller, 89, formerly of Boyertown

Nora S. (Fronheiser) Manwiller, 89, wife of the late Arthur G. Manwiller, formerly of Boyertown, passed away on Friday at the Lutheran Home in Topton.

Born in Exeter Township, she was the daughter of the late Milton Weidner and Sallie (Spohn) Weidner.

Nora had a great love of animals and was the proud owner of numerous dogs and cats. Nora also enjoyed dancing and walking with the Boyertown Area Senior Center and was often, along with her sister Cora, a winner of their annual walk for fitness challenge.  Nora graduated, in 1957, from the former Bryland Beauty School in Reading, Pa. and at one time owned Nora’s Beauty Salon which was located on North Reading Avenue in Boyertown.

Surviving are daughters Diane Koenig and Jolene Kiernan; twin sister Cora Schaeffer; grandchildren Heather, Thomas and Jonathan Ervin, Tracie Hutchinson and Kevin and Emily Kiernan; and great grandchildren Jewel Ervin and Joshua Hutchinson. Along with her husband and parents, Nora is predeceased by her daughter Tina Manwiller.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 24th, 11:30AM at Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nora’s name to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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Scott Stubanas

Mar-25 7:38am

I am so sorry to hear of Nora's passing. I rented from her awhile ago. She was a wonderful person and I thought of her often after moving away. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.


March 22, 2010
Dorothy W. Bealer, 83, of Pottstown

Dorothy W. “Dottie” Bealer, 83, wife of W. Oliver Bealer of 62 years, of Pottstown, passed away on Friday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Edward G. and Margaret L. (Levengood) Wentzel.

Dottie was a graduate of Pottstown High School in 1944 and later attended Pottstown Business School. She worked as a customer service representative for the former Security Trust Co. then the former Continental Bank both in Pottstown. Dottie was a member of Coventry Church of the Brethren where she was a retired deaconess, helped as a Sunday school teacher and served on several church committees.  She was also a member of the Pottstown Women’s Christian Club and Pottstown Cluster of Churches.

Surviving with her husband are daughters Kathy L. Anderson of New York and Bonnie K. Bealer of Philadelphia. Along with her parents she is predeceased by her sister Alice W. Fisher.

A funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, 11:00Am at Coventry Church of the Brethren, 946 Keen Road, Pottstown with Rev. Sandford J. Cristophel officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 9:30AM to 11:00Am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to Coventry Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund, 946 Keen Road, Pottstown, PA 19465.

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Bob and Barbara Brown

Mar-23 3:22pm

Ollie, We are so saddened to read of your loss of Dottie. we enjoyed her company at the Pottstown Stamp Club affairs, and Barbara also visited with her at the Women's Club talent shows. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


March 22, 2010
H. Richard Yergey, 84, of North Coventry Twp.

H. Richard “Dick” Yergey, 84, of Pottstown, North Coventry Twp., passed away on Saturday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Birdsboro, he was the son of the late Raymond A. and Bertha A. (Miller) Yergey.

Richard was a US Navy veteran serving in WWII as a radio man and will be buried with military honors. He was a member of ST. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pottstown, a life member of the NORCO Fire Co., the German Club , and the Quoit Club all in Pottstown. Dick had a passion for sports. He was presented with a lifetime pass with the OJR football “chain gang” where he helped for many years. He was also a member of the Bucktown Boosters and was an El Chico Kid.

He is survived by his daughter Susan E. Swartz, son Edward R. Yergey, sister C. Irene Houser, grandchildren Teresa E. West, Amanda M. Swartz, and Carl R. Swartz, and 5 great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by 2 sisters and 3 brothers and will be sadly missed by his family.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Susan Folks officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick’s name to The Famous Bucktown Boosters, 1526 Chestnut Hill Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465.

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Jim kerns

Mar-25 11:53am

He was a fine man & wonderful friend GOD BLESS HIM


March 22, 2010
Enos H. Kellar, 74, of East Coventry Twp.

Enos H. Kellar, 74, of Pottstown, East Coventry Twp., passed away on Saturday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Richard R. Sr. and Lois (Buchanan) Kellar.

Enos was a 1954 graduate of the former North Coventry High School. He later worked for the former Pennhurst State Hospital as a nurse’s aid. He was of the Lutheran faith, served in the US Air Force, and enjoyed bowling and going to the casinos in his earlier years.

Surviving is his brother Richard R. Kellar Jr, husband of Thelma, of Pottstown; sister Shirley A. Lloyd, wife of Donald, of Silver Spring, MD; nieces Donna Phelps and Paula A. Almeda; nephew Chris Lloyd and numerous great nieces and nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 1:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Rebecca E. Brenner officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 12:30PM to 1:30PM at the funeral home.

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Shirley Jack Nesley

Mar-22 8:43pm

Our condolences to Enos' family. He will be missed at our Class Reunions. In spite of the health issues he learned to overcome, he always had a smile and a sense of humor.<br /> <br /> 1954 Classmates, Shirley & Jack

Michael B

Mar-22 10:03pm

Enos... I will truly miss you my dear friend. My deepest sympathy to the family. R.I.P.

Chris R

Mar-23 10:35pm

My deepest sympathy to the family and to his dear friend Donny. Enos, I really miss you. My heart is empty.


March 22, 2010
Donald L. Schaeffer, 52, loving husband and father

Donald L. “Skip” Schaeffer, 52, husband of Cheryl A. (Johnson) Schaeffer, of Boyertown, passed away on Saturday evening.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Walter C. and Ruth (Wright) Schaeffer.

An avid motorcycle enthusiast, Skip was a member of the Antique Motorcycle Club, Reading Motorcycle Club (Perkiomen Chapter) and the Cushman Club of America. Motorcycles were his passion and he enjoyed going out on long rides with his wife and friends. Skip was a cancer survivor.  He was employed by  Penske for 25 years.

Surviving with his wife is his daughter Jamie L. Knepp, granddaughter Lucille Knepp of Douglassville; a brother Harold “Sandy” Schaeffer of Douglassville; three sisters; June Wright of Douglassville, Nancy Dunning of Pottstown, and Connie Whitehead of Monocracy  and 5 nephews and 4 nieces.  Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Walter H. Schaeffer.

A Funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

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

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Corinne Riegel

Mar-23 8:26am

Jamie, <br /> I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad... I remember going to his house as little girls and having a great time! Please know that I am thinking of you and the whole family at this time. Try to remain strong by remembering all the good times with him... Sending my love...

Jeff and Debbie DeLillo

Mar-23 2:08pm

We are truly shocked and devastated with Skip’s passing. He was a truly and genuinely good man. We are all lucky to have known him and to have him in our lives. <br /> <br /> He was an exceptional mechanic, the “go to guy” at Penske. He was a pleasure to work with; he always had an upbeat and positive attitude! You could go to him for anything and he could fix anything too! <br /> <br /> It is a sincere tragedy to lose such an extraordinary person and friend. He will be missed beyond belief. <br /> <br /> Our thoughts, prayers and sincerest condolences to Cheryl, Jamie, Lucy and Jack! <br /> <br /> Jeff and Debbie DeLillo<br />

Cheryl Jamie and Family

Mar-23 2:30pm

I am sorry for your loss. Skip was loved by everyone he met. He will be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.<br /> <br /> Love Brenda & Paul Bryan

Mike and Stacey Pitt

Mar-23 2:42pm

We are extremely sorry for the loss of "Skip". We hope and pray for Skip's family during this difficult time. God Bless.

Ruth Hertzog

Mar-23 7:35pm

I'm so sorry to hear about Skippy. I went to high school with him and although I have not spoken to him in years, I remember him as being such a nice person. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Lynanne Schaeffer

Mar-24 4:21pm

Please accept my deepest sympathy, <br /> with fond memories of my uncle Skip.<br /> <br /> Lynanne<br /> <br />

Jennifer and Steve Goggins

Mar-25 8:44am

We are so sorry for your lose. We met Skip last summer and bought the Winnie off of him. He was always a joy be around and he will be missed. Our prayers to you and your family.

MAWebb

Mar-28 11:49am

Cheryl and Family<br /> I am so sorry for the loss of Skip. Know that one of the happiest moments for my husband Donald was when he received the pictures of his bike that Skip had lovingly restored. Skip was a very talented man.<br /> Keep your memories close<br /> love MAW<br />


March 18, 2010
Joel L. Treichler, age 58

Joel L. “Joe” Treichler, age 58, of Gehringer Rd., Barto, died Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Zionsville Pa., he was the son of the late Stanley H. and Anna M. (Lagler) Treichler.
Joel was a member of New Goshenhoppen U.C.C.Church, East Greenville.  He enjoyed being around people, and worked his own flower/produce stand at both his parents home, and his late brother “Jake’s” flea market, in Barto.

He at one time worked for Bally Case & Cooler, in Bally, for ten years.

Surviving are four brothers; Jeremiah L. husband of Lillian A. Treichler, of Macungie, Jeffrey L. husband of Bonnie L. Treichler, of Bally, Jerome L. Treichler, of Zionsville, and James L. husband of Wendy Treichler, of Barto.  Also surviving is a sister; Janice L. wife of Dennis Hartman, of Bechtelsville, along with many nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by three brothers; Jacob L., Jason L., and John L. Treichler.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday at New Goshenhoppen U.C.C.Church, 1070 Church Rd., East Greenville, Pa., with the Rev. Homer Royer, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM Saturday, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to: New Goshenhoppen U.C.C.Church, 1070 Church Rd., East Greenville, Pa.  18041, and or the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312.

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Paul Paula Cowan

Mar-19 6:08pm

We offer our sincere sympathy to the family and will miss seeing and talking to JoJo at Jakes. His gentle spirit will be missed.


March 17, 2010
Lisa A. Goodrich, loving wife and mother

Lisa A. (Wenitsky) Goodrich, 44, wife of Brad Goodrich of 19 years, of Royersford, passed away on Sunday, March 14 at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Philadelphia, and raised in Richboro, Bucks County, she was the daughter of Irving J. and Linda T. (Chiccino) Wenitsky.

Lisa was a 1984 graduate of Council Rock High School in Newtown, PA. She graduated in 1998 from Bloomsburg University with a BS in Elementary Education. Lisa founded Bright Beginnings Child Care Center and Preschool in Limerick in 1995. Since then she has lovingly provided education and care to thousands of children and their families. Lisa’s caring nature was expressed though her selfless generosity and support of everyone in her life. What was most important to her was her children. She encouraged and supported them in everything they were involved in including youth sports. Lisa was so proud and amazed at everything they accomplished. She also enjoyed cooking, music and caring for their dog Nicky and cat Oreo.

Surviving with her husband and parents are her children Amanda T., Mathew R. and Abigail G. Goodrich; siblings Michelle L. Daly, and Rich F. and Sue A. Wenitsky; cousin Jonathon Chiccino. She is predeceased by maternal grandparents Frank J. and Susan L. (Dorisio) Chiccino; uncle Frank R. Chiccino; and paternal grandparents Jacob and Elizabeth (Precher) Wenitsky.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 10:15AM at Sacred Heart RC Church, Lewis Road and Walnut Street, Royersford. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and on Friday from 8:00AM to 9:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lisa’s name to the Aniridia Foundation International ,930 Madison Ave. ,Suite 314 ,Memphis, TN 38163

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Maureen Kreider

Mar-17 9:46am

God bless you, Brad, and your family at this most difficult of times. I will be praying for you all. Maureen

Burr Family

Mar-17 10:59am

Our deepest sympathy, warm thoughts, and loving prayers are with your family at this time. We are very sorry for the loss of such an incredible lady.

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Mar-17 1:36pm

Dear Brad, Rich and Family,<br /> <br /> Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss.<br /> <br /> With Sympathy, <br /> Tara Fontaine, John Polard and Brooke Smith

Caraballo family

Mar-17 2:11pm

To Rich, and Lisa's family. We am very sorry to hear about your recent loss. May god bless your family and comfort your hearts during this tough time. We will keep you all in our prayers.<br /> The Caraballo Family.

Tod F Roach

Mar-17 2:42pm

Deepest condolences to Lisa's family. I was shocked to hear the news. I will always remember FXY-103 and lots of laughs.

Donna Sam Shaffer

Mar-17 5:14pm

What a shock to learn of Lisa's demise.Matt will be able to see forever!May God bless Linda & Irv's family after being a neighbor for more than 45 years in Somerton and Richboro.

Lisa and Kayla Thibeault

Mar-17 5:53pm

We are very sorry for your loss. Lisa will be greatly missed. I will miss talking to her about my daughter's progress and other issues with her that she has helped me out with. She always kept on top of things when I had a problem. Kayla and I will miss her.

Gayle

Mar-18 7:59am

My deepest sympathies Brad and family. Lisa was a most incredible woman. She made a lasting impression on every life she touched. The children, both former and current, at Bright Beginnings are fortunate to have been the recipient of Lisa's loving and caring nature. She will be missed. Wishing you peace and comfort at this most difficult time.

Tom Pyari and Lizbeth Varughese

Mar-18 9:32am

To Rich and Lisa's family, <br /> Our deepest sympathy, warm thoughts and prayers are with you at during this difficult time. Lizzie and the rest of the kids at Bright Beginnings will miss Lisa's love and care.

Michele Muravsky

Mar-18 9:35am

Dear Brad and family. Our deepest sympathies are with you and your children during this incredible time of loss for all of you. May time help you heal and keep Lisa's memory alive. We will keep you and your family in our Prayers. Michele, Christian and Caterina Muravsky

Tom Michele Kapinus

Mar-18 9:35am

We are sending our love and prayers to you Brad and your children. May God surround you<br /> in his Loving Grace.

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Mar-18 1:53pm

Brad, I am so sorry to hear of the news of Lisa. You will be in our prayers. <br /> <br /> Joe and Barb Hosephros

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Mar-18 2:16pm

Deepest sympathies from my daughter and myself. Lisa was greatly loved by all of the children she tended to at Bright Beginnings. She will be missed greatly.

Joan and Jack Cunningham

Mar-18 3:40pm

Dear Brad: Lisa was a wonderful person and I remember her before you two were married and the many times she visited our daughter Carol before during and after college. May the love of family and friends help you through this most difficult time. God bless.

Sarah Lauro

Mar-18 4:03pm

Dear Brad & family, <br /> I am so sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words at a time like this that will ease the pain but hopefully time will give you peace. You will all be in my prayers. <br /> With Sympathy, <br /> Sarah Lauro

Deb Gill

Mar-18 7:48pm

To the Goodrich and Wenitsky famiies. I will always remember Lisa's beautiful smile. She was truly a generous and giving person. She always managed to see something good in every person and every situation. She has touched all she met in some special way and it is those memories that will help us through this difficult time. My family and I extend our deepest sympathy and prayers. Deb Gill and family

Marie Hagan

Mar-18 9:00pm

I'm so saddened by the loss of Lisa. What a special woman. God bless her family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Roseann Peters

Mar-18 9:10pm

Brad & Family,<br /> I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I am also grieving the loss of my father just 2 weeks ago and it is very hard. Stay strong for your 3 beautiful children. Its comforting to know Lisa will always live on through them and the wonderful memories. Take care, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marlaina Ciociola

Mar-18 9:31pm

I am so very sorry for your loss.My daughter and all the children at school loved Lisa dearly.She always had a beautiful smile and loved what she did.She will be missed by many,but forgotten by none.God bless you and your family.

Bill and Peg Werner

Mar-19 9:35am

Brad and family,we are so sorry for your loss,how very sad for you and your children,our sympathy to you.Our love and prayers are with you. Bill and Peg

Donahue Family

Mar-21 8:03am

We are so sorry to hear Lisa has passed away. She was a very caring person. We send our deepest sympathy to Lisa's family. May God Bless You.

Scott and Mariellen Blue

Mar-21 12:07pm

We just learned of Lisa's passing today. We are deeply saddened. Our three daughters spent their early years with Lisa and her staff at Bright Beginnings. They were a big part of our extended family for 8 years. We are grateful to Lisa and her loving care and we share in this tremendous loss.

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Dear Brad and Family - We want to extend our sincere sympathy upon losing your beautiful wife and mother, Lisa. You are in our prayers! With Love, Dave, Michelle, Jonathan and Allison Werner - Honesdale, PA


March 17, 2010
James Wallace Mc Campbell, 77, OF Pottstown

James Wallace Mc Campbell, age 77, of Pottstown, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.  He was born on February 27, 1933, in Sevier County, Tennessee, the Son of the late Julia (Underwood) Mc Campbell & the late John Wallace Mc Campbell.  Mr. Mc Campbell was the Husband of Gladys V. (Edmonds) Mc Campbell, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage.

In addition to his Wife, Mr. Mc Campbell is also survived by his children, Roger Mc Campbell, of Munster, In., Charles D. Mc Campbell, of Phoenixville, Pa., Susan F. Marsh (Wife of David) of Birdsboro, Pa., his 6 Grandchildren, 2 Great-Grandchildren, 3 Brothers, & 2 Sisters.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Friday, March 19, 2010, starting at 11:00 AM at The Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Viewing will be from 9-11 AM Friday at the Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Pottstown, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the family would be deeply appreciated by his family. 

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Edward B Leshinskie

Mar-17 9:17pm

With great regret and sorrow, Kitty and I pass our condolences to the McCampbell family. We will miss seeing Jim working on mowing the lawn or gathering up the leaves. Jim's soft voice and great smile will also be missed. Jim will always be in our prays and thoughts. Ed & Kitty Leshinskie

Mark Curtis

Mar-19 3:45pm

Roger,Sorry to hear about the loss of your Father,You and Yours have our thoughts and prayers. Mark


March 17, 2010
Stephen J. Wick, 60, of Limerick

Stephen J. Wick, 60, husband of Ursula M. (Styron) Wick, of Limerick, passed away on Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Fort Madison, Iowa and raised in Oreland, he was the son of the late Gideon and Hazel (Karnopp) Wick.

Stephen was a graduate of Springfield High School in Montgomery County and attended Carney University in Nebraska for 4 years. He was a member of the Lower Pottsgrove Sportsman’s Association and the Green Lane Fire Company Social Club. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and woodworking.

Surviving with his wife is daughter Heidi Wick Houser; step daughter Stephanie S. Doxtader, wife of Adam; sisters Linda Lewis, wife of Larry and Martha Wick and grandchildren Riley and Morgan Houser and Rachael and Addison Doxtader.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 12 Noon at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford with Pastor Jerrett Hansen. Family and friends will be welcomed from 11:00AM to 12 Noon at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stephen’s name to Fox Chase Cancer Center, Office of Institutional Advancement, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19111.

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James Bivighouse

Mar-18 10:27pm

Ursula sorry to hear about steve's passing. He will be missed I've known him since shooting in shuffle league at the Green Lane Fire co.Sorry i can't make it saturday i'll be out of town. My condolences go out to you and the family.<br /> James Bivighouse <br /> Bartender Green Lane Fire Co.

Heidi Wick Houser

Mar-21 1:49am

Dad... My heart overflows with pain, knowing you and I won't see one another until after my own time on this earth is done... But, I want you to know how very much I love you, and how I honesly tried so hard to be a daughter you would be proud of... I will never forget you teaching me to tie my shoes...giving me advice on running hurdles, shooting baskets, playing ball and your favorite...woodworking...(those are some of my very favorite memories) I thank you for my athletic ability...You have taught me more than you could possibly imagine...and I won't forget any of it... I love you dad...today and always...<br /> <br /> Heidi<br /> <br /> P.S. My father attended Kutztown, where he played basketball on a scholarship, before attending CHADRON STATE COLLEGE in Chadron, Nebraska. He did not attend college in Kearney, Nebraska.


March 17, 2010
Harold I. Gift, Age 76, of Pottstown

Harold I. Gift, age 76, of Pottstown, Pa., passed away on Monday evening, March 15, 2010, at the Sanatoga Center in Pottstown.  He was born on March 5, 1934, in Oley, Pa., the son of the late Mary H. (Aulenbach) Gift & the late Arthur S. Gift.  Mr. Gift was the beloved husband of 54 years of Myrtle C. “Dolly” (Banks) Gift.

Mr. Gift was employed for over 40 years by the Firestone/Occidental Chemical Company of Pottstown, & a U.S. Navy Veteran.  He was also a member of the Antique Automobile Club of Pottstown, & a member & the former president of the Pottstown Camera Club.  Mr. Gift also was a former scout master of the Boy Scouts of America, & an avid sailor who owned his own sailboat.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Gift is also survived by his children, Cynthia M. Schaeffer (wife of Brian C.), of Pottstown, Pa., Scott H. Gift, of Carson City, Nevada, Gregg E. Gift ( husband of Susan H. ) of Barto, Pa., & his grandchildren, Eric M. Gift, Sierra L. Petro, & KJ Petro.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, March 20, 2010, starting at 12:00 Noon at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464, & to his Visitation from 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon on Saturday at the Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Pottstown, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Gift’s memory to the Boy Scouts of America Troop # 367, in care of 117 Robin Drive, Barto, Pa., 19504, would be deeply appreciated by his family.

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Robin Rhoads

Mar-18 8:14am

I'm truly saddened by the death of your father. I have nothing but the best memories of him and your family. Unfortunately I will be out of town this Saturday, but you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Robin

Salon Cotteta

Mar-19 7:32am

We are sorry for your loss,our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Maria and Karen

Garnet C Nye Jr

Mar-19 11:10am

In Deepest Sympathy, GCNye, Jr, Scouting Alumnus


March 15, 2010
Robert S. Young, Age 45, Of Limerick

Robert S. “ Bob “ Young, age 45, of Limerick, Pa., & formerly of Paoli, Pa., passed away on Saturday morning March 13, 2010, at his residence, surrounded by his family at his side.  Mr. Young was the beloved husband of Susan M. ( Panzram ) Young.

Mr. Young was born on September 22, 1964, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., & was the loving son of Phyllis ( Minnis ) Kelly, of Rosemont, Pa., & William B. Young, Jr. ( husband of Anna ) of Paoli, Pa.. Bob was a member of Local #98 of IBEW, & had been employed for many years as a telecommunications technician by Linecom, Inc. prior to his illness.  He was also a member of the Calvary Fellowship Church of Wayne, Pa., & he loved the Phillies, Eagles, & Nascar.

In addition to his wife & parents, Mr. Young is also survived by his brother, William P. Young ( husband of Martha ) of Mont Clare, Pa., his sister, Diane Bunce ( wife of Phil ) of Exton, Pa., & many nieces, nephews, & friends.  He was also preceeded in death by his late brother, Ted Young, who passed away in 2003.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Thursday, March 18, 2010, starting at 11:00 AM from Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, Pa., 19468, & to his visitation from 9-11 AM at the Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Valley Forge Memorial Gardens Cemetery in King of Prussia.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s memory to the Calvary Fellowship Church, 501 E. Swedesford Road, Wayne, Pa., 19087, would be deeply appreciated by his family.

Bob’s entire family would like to thank the wonderful staff of the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center for their caring & compassionate level of care that they provided to Bob during his illness, & the way they embraced Bob like a member of their own family.

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kATHY KLINE

Mar-21 7:47pm

DEAR SUSAN, ALL MY PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME. I ENJOYED GETTING TO KNOW YOU AND ROBERT EVEN IF IT WAS FOR A SHORT TIME. HE WAS A PLEASURE TO TRANSPORT AND IT WAS APPARENT HE WAS FIGHTING WITH ALL HIS STRENGTH. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS. GOD BLESS AND TAKE CARE KATHY <br /> GOODWILL AMBULANCE


March 15, 2010
Louise M. “ Dee “ Cayne, 56, OF Limerick, Pa.

Louise M. “ Dee “ ( Schaaf ) Cayne, age 56, of Limerick, Pa, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at her home, after a valiant two & one half year struggle with cancer.  Louise was born in Shenandoah, Pa., & was the daughter of Mary T. ( Sweeney ) Schaaf, of Royersford, & the late Robert L. Schaaf, Sr.  She was also the widow of the late Frank Cayne of Norristown, Pa.

Louise attended Saint Augustine’s Elementary School & Upper Merion High School before moving to Bloomington, Indiana.  After returning to Pa. she worked for a number of years in both Conshohocken & Norristown , where she also volunteered at her local Senior Center.  She moved to Limerick, Pa., in November, 2008, to reside with Lynn & Steve as she continued treatment at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, & The Cancer Center at Phoenixville Hospital.  Her determination & feisty spirit never failed her.  She took the many struggles of a difficult life & turned them into remarkable resilience.  She will be greatly missed by the family & friends who were in awe of her exceptional courage.

Louise is survived by her son, George Lloyd, of Shelburn, In., her sisters, Lynn Angelo, of Limerick, Pa., Joanne Khavari, of Clifton, Va., Catherine D’Vertola, of Royersford, Pa., her brothers, David Schaaf, of Collegeville, Pa., Thomas Schaaf, of Bridgeport, Pa., James Schaaf, of Pottstown, Pa., & Paul Schaaf, of Phoenixville, Pa., her brother-in-law & caretaker, Stephen J. Lachman, of Limerick, Pa., her brothers & sisters-in-law, 20 nieces & nephews & their families, & her many cousins & friends. In addition to her father, Louise was also preceeded in death by her sisters, Margaret Schaaf & Patricia Calvert, & her brother, Robert L. Schaaf, Jr.

A Memorial Service in her honor will be held at a future date. 

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March 15, 2010
Ida (Becker) Brensinger, 88, of Bechtelsville

Ida (Becker) Brensinger, 88, wife of the late Charles M. Brensinger, of Bechtelsville, passed away on Sunday at Reading Hospital.

Born in Washington Twp., she was the daughter of the late James G. and Lillie H. (Weller) Becker.
Ida was a member of Huff’s Lutheran Church in Alburtis and a member of Pikeville Sportsman’s Club.

She is survived by her children Charles R. Brensinger of Bechtelsville, Anna Mae Frain of Bechtelsville, Donald R. “Red” Brensinger of Hill Church, and Ronald L. Brensinger of Barto; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her siblings Lizzie Rothenberger, Katie Reitnauer, Paul, William, Webster, Mary and Charles Becker.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville with Rev. Jane M. Kropa officiating. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ida’s name to Huff’s Lutheran Church, ATTN: Building Fund, 540 Conrad Road, Alburtis, PA 18011.

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bonnie geist marker

Mar-16 6:33pm

Sonny, Anna Mae,Ronald & Donald: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a neat person. I am thinking about all of you during this very difficult time. My prayers are with you all. In Sympathy, Bonnie (Geist) Marker Lilburn, Ga.

Charlton Becker

Mar-17 1:04pm

Hi Ron, We would like to say again how sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have many fond memories of you mom and dad and visiting at your house. They were a part of a great group of hoedowners. Mom was very sad to hear the news and said it would be hard for her to go to the funeral. Again from all of us to you and your family, Best Wishes


March 15, 2010
Mary L. “Susie” Fritsche, 92, of Douglassville

Mary ( Lear ) “ Susie “ Fritsche, 92, of Douglassville, Pa., passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born in Allentown, Pa., on December 10, 1917, the daughter of the late Lula ( White ) Lear & the late Oscar Lear, & she was the beloved wife of the late Milton Fritsche who passed away in 1997.

Mrs. Fritsche was a loving & dedicated Mother, Grandmother, & Great-Grandmother who was also a long time member of the former Transfiguration Lutheran Church of Pottstown.  She also was a U.S. Naval Officer during World War II, a member of the Pottstown Garden Club, a volunteer with the American Red Cross, & a graduate of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland.

Mrs. Fritsche is survived by her daughters, Sharon Heiser ( Wife of G. William Heiser ) of Philmont, Va., Barbara Berger ( Wife of Edward Berger ) of Canaan, N.H. & Carol Fritsche, of Douglassville, Pa. . She is also survived by her 3 Grandchildren, 4 Step-Grandchildren, & 2 Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral Services & interment in Grandview Cemetery of Allentown will be held privately by her family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Fritsche’s memory to the Dickon Hospice St. John, 798 Hausman Road, Suite # 170, Allentown, Pa., 18104, would be deeply appreciated by her family.

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Shirley Hartz Larry Jacobs

Mar-16 7:59pm

Sharon,Barbara, and Carol,<br /> We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Larry and I fondly remember our visits to the Fritsche home (usually with my brother Charlie) when we were much younger. I especially remember the shower your mother hosted for me many years ago. Mary was indeed quite the lady! It is most heart warming to reflect on times gone by such as these. You are in our thoughts.<br /> Larry & Shirley Jacobs

Sharon Barb and Carol

Mar-17 8:51pm

I have no idea why I selected this night to visit the Pottstown Mercury web site and was shocked to find notice of your Mom's passing. I have many fond childhood memories of your Mom. No one could throw a July 4th party like her. I will always remember out time in Douglassville with your family. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your families.<br /> <br /> Wes and Linda Milton

Wes and Linda Milton

Mar-17 9:05pm

Sharon, Barb and Carol,<br /> I do not know why, on this night, I looked on the Pottstown Mercury website, but I was shocked to find notice of your mom's passing. I have so many fond childhood memories of your mother. No one could put together a July 4th picnic like she could. My family was fortunate to have been such close friends with her.Please accept our sympathy at this time of your loss.<br /> <br /> Wes and Linda Milton


March 12, 2010
Mary Elizabeth Miller, 83, of Boyertown

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Wilt) Miller, 84, wife of Ellsworth L. Miller, of Boyertown, passed away on Wednesday at her residence.

Born in Flourtown, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. Wilt III and Esther (McGlocklin) Wilt.
Betty was a member of ST. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown. She liked to read and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving with her husband are children Chris A. Miller, husband of Betty, of Douglassville, Kathy L. Lorah, wife of Todd, of Boyertown, Cory B. Miller, husband of Beth, of Cherry Hill, NJ, Cheryl L. Miller, companion of Silvana Shockley, of Exeter and Caryn E. Allen of Adamstown; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her son Craig E. Miller, 2 brothers and a sister.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, 10:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville with Rev. John Pearson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Family and friends may call on Monday from 9:00AM to 10:00AM at the funeral home.

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Peg Ferko

Mar-12 5:33pm

My prayers and thoughts are with you all. It was really great getting to know your Mom. I will miss her smile. I am glad we all got to spend New Years Eve together. Love, Peg

Pat Lamm

Mar-16 7:30pm

Chris,<br /> <br /> I was sorry to hear about your mother, and I want to extend my sympathy to you and your family.<br /> <br /> Pat


March 11, 2010
Merrill M. "Jim" Gauger, age 88, of Pottstown

Merrill M. “Jim” Gauger, age 88, of Pottstown, Pa., passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at the Southeastern Veterans Center, in Spring City, Pa..   Mr. Gauger was born on August 1, 1921, in Linfield, Pa., & was the son of the late Annie (Taggert ) Gauger, & the late Horace S. Gauger.  He was the beloved husband of Mary (Helfrich) Gauger for 60+ years before she passed away in 2005.

Mr. Gauger was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, &  for 37 years he & his late brother Morris “Spike” Gauger, owned & operated Gauger Brothers Service Station on North Hanover Street  in Pottstown. He was also a long time member of the Zion’s United Church of Christ in Pottstown, & a member of the American Legion for 65 years, most recently affiliated with Post #0244.  He also loved watching both the Philadelphia Phillies & Eagles perform.
     
Mr. Gauger is survived by his son Jeffrey Gauger, husband of Patricia, of Birdsboro, Pa., 5 grandchildren, & 6 great-grandchildren.  In addition he is also survived by his sisters, Viola “Pet” Domin, of Pottstown, Helen Nagel, of Gilbertsville, Dorothy Miles, of Harleysville, & his brothers, Horace “Rube” Gauger, of Gilbertsville, & Kendall “Pete” Hoover, of Kenilworth.  Mr. Gauger was also preceeded in death by his sons, Robert Gauger, and James Gauger, his sister, Charlotte Bauer, & his brothers, Warren ‘Barney” Gauger, John J. Gauger, & Morris T. “Spike” Gauger.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Saturday, March 13, 2010, starting at 11:00 AM from the Zion’s United Church of Christ, Hanover & Chestnut Streets, Pottstown, Pa., 19464, & to his Visitation from 9:30 – 11 AM in the church.  Burial will be held privately by his family at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Gauger’s name to the above named church would be deeply appreciated by his family.

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Mar-11 6:38pm

Frank Thees and Richard Martin Security officers at south east pa veterans center which to extend or condolences to the Merrill Gauger family

Kevin Hoffman

Mar-12 12:53am

I had the pleasure of meeting 'Uncle Jim' later on in my life and I loved the guy from the first day I met him. His gentle manner embraced you with an abundance of warmth. I loved to sit and chat with him just to listen to the many stories he would tell from days of old reminiscing back to the years he worked in the garage with his brother "Spike'. They were special stories that captured me and brought a smile to my face as he told them. Talking to him reminded me of my own Dad and the type of things he would do during the same time period. 'Uncle Jim' would always be quick to tell you a new joke and then laugh at his own joke. What I remember most about Jim was when I would see him, I would always ask how he was doing. His response was always the same..."pretty good for an old guy!" Then he would look at me with a warm smile. He was always positive no matter how bad things may have been. I guess that must be a Gauger trait as demonstrated by many others related to him and that is a wonderful gift. I am truly honored to have known such a great man and I am so glad that I was able to share part of my life with you Jimmy. Thank you. Rest in Peace my dear friend. <br /> Kevin

Joe Browne

Mar-12 7:51pm

Jim always had a smile and some good words for all his friends, acquaintances and customers. I first got to know Jim and his brother Spike when I walked past their gas station every day on my way to and from school. During my teen years, they put up with a lot of playful teenagers hanging out at Rosenberry's and the gas station. Jim always kept an eye on what the kids were doing and stopped many from getting into serious trouble with a few quiet but firm words. Jim did many good deeds in the neighborhood without asking anything in return. I remember him coming to unfreeze my car's emergency brake line on a cold and snowy day when I had to get to work. He got me going in no time and wouldn't take a cent. He's definitely a member of the 'greatest generation' who served their country faithfully and were good citizens all their lives. Jim will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace, my friend. Joe Browne

Tracey Doerrman LPN

Mar-12 10:32pm

I am so sorry for your loss, I adored Jim from day one, I stopped by to see him last week when I heard he was ill. He was happy and loving as usual. My favorite memories of him were coming into work at 3 every day and he would be sitting out in the sun with a huge smile on his face saying he was so happy to see me. I would go over and give him a big hug and he would say,"thank you that just made my day." I would tell him,"No you made mine." He was the sweeetest man I have ever met. My thoughts are with you. Your father will never be forgotten.


March 11, 2010
Emerson L. Kirlin, Jr., age 79, of Pottstown

Emerson L. Kirlin, Jr., age 79, of Pottstown, Pa., passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, March 9, 2010, at his residence with his family by his side.  He was born on October 15, 1930, in Pottstown, Pa., & was the son of the late Ellen (Dorang) Kirlin & the late Emerson L. Kirlin, Sr. .  Mr. Kirlin was the beloved husband of 53 years of Lois H. (Becker) Kirlin.

He was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict who also worked for many years as both a painter & a paper hanger in his family’s business, before being employed later on as a machine operator for 10 years with the Dana Corporation of Pottstown.  He was also a devoted family man who loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Kirlin is also survived by his son, Jaime Kirlin ( husband of Rebecca ) of Reading, Pa., his daughter, Lori Kramer of Pottstown, & his grandchildren, Amanda Kramer, Melissa La Rosse, Kaitlyn Kirlin, John Kirlin, & Jordan Kirlin.  He is also survived by his brother, Robert Kirlin, of Birdsboro, & his son-in-law, Edward Kramer, of Boyertown.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Sunday, March 14, 2010, starting at 3:00 PM from the Trinity Evangelical Church, 250 Swinehart Road, Boyertown, Pa., & to his Visitation from 2-3 PM at the Church.  Interment with Military Honors will be held privately by his family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Kirlin’s name to the Light Of Life Missions,320 Brookwood Drive, Palmyra, Pa., 17078, would be deeply appreciated by his family.

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Cheryl Farello

Mar-12 10:17am

Rest in peace, Emerson. Lois, may God give you peace during this difficult time.

Mattt Kramer

Mar-13 1:53pm

God bless you, Lois, and family, remember that it is not a good bye, but a see you later. you are in my prayers

Liz Wm Hollinger

Mar-14 10:24am

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal<br /> <br /> Love leaves a memory no one can steal<br /> <br />

Deb Stauffer

Mar-17 10:10am

With Deepest Sympathy


March 9, 2010
Shana Calee Geyer, 22, of Lower Pottsgrove Township

Shana Calee Geyer, age 22, of Lower Pottsgrove Township, Pa., passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 7, 2010, in Limerick Township, Pa., as the result of an automobile accident.

Shana was born on October 28, 1987, in Pottstown, Pa., & she was the beloved daughter of Rhonda L. (nee Reed) Geyer & Derick D. Geyer, & the sister of the late Sean M. Geyer, who passed away in 1986.
     
Shana had previously attended the Spring-Ford High School, & was currently employed as a sales associate at the Petco Store in Royersford, Pa. . Besides spending time with her family, Shana loved her cats & enjoyed talking on the phone & using her computer.

In addition to her parents, Shana is also survived by her grandparents, Shirley Ann Johnson-Reed, of Lower Pottsgrove, Pa., & Gary & Linda Geyer, of Eagleville, Pa. .  She is also survived by her aunts & uncles ; Dawn Marie & Raymond Ramsher, of Lower Pottsgrove, Pa., Shawn & Melanie Reed, of Royersford, Pa., Gary Reed, Robert Reed, & Earl Reed, all of Norristown, Pa., William & Candy Fisher, of Upper Pottsgrove, Pa., & Robert & Naomi Cole, of  Lower Pottsgrove, Pa. .  Shana is also survived by her cousins. Sky. Ray, Jr., Shawn, Jr., Connor, Katrina, Karissa, & Carson.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Friday, March 12, 2010, starting at 8:00 PM from the Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 392 North Lewis Road, Royersford, Pa., 19468, & to her Visitation from 6-8 PM at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be held privately by her family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Shana’s memory to the Spay & Save of Lafayette Hill, P.O. Box 122, Lafayette Hill, Pa., 19444, would be deeply appreciated by her family.
 
“We all love you & miss you very much, our beloved, our heart, & our baby girl “.

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Scott and Rebecca Redding

Mar-10 9:32am

Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire family.

Susan Miscavage

Mar-10 12:25pm

Rhonda & Family - we are deeply saddened by the news of your loss. While we didn't know Shana personally, we know she is a very special person since you are her family! You are in our thoughts & prayers!

Mike Lovell

Mar-10 1:13pm

Shana was truly a special gift from God. We"ll all miss her fun free spirit and wonderful smile. My heart goes out to all her family and friends who I know are suffering deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you and give you comfort.

Mike Lovell

Mar-10 2:09pm

Shana truly was a special gift from God. We'll all miss her fun free spirit she had allong with her beautiful smile. I know all her family and friends are suffering deeply. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all her family and friends....I hope you all find comfort in the happy memories you shared with her. God bless you all.

DAVE ASCANI

Mar-10 2:16pm

Derick & Family, Please accept my sympathic condolences for the loss of your child. I too lost a son at 19 years of age due to a car accident and feel your pain. May your child peacefully rest and God Bless her loved ones left behind. There will be a day when you will all be reunited.

Mike Kathy Filipovic

Mar-10 2:49pm

Such a beautiful young life to be taken so soon. May she rest in peace and be that bright shining star in the sky at night.

Amy Spay and Save volunteer

Mar-10 11:18pm

There are no words that express how sorry I am. Shaina had so much to give to this world. I will miss her very much.

Erica Donovan

Mar-11 12:41pm

I went to school with Shana and she was such a fun, happy go lucky kinda girl who enjoyed life and the people around her.. she be missed by MANY <3 my thoughts and prayers go out to you

Laura McQuaid

Mar-11 1:22pm

Rhonda - so, so sorry to hear about Shana. I knew you and Shana from kindergarten at Royersford Elementary. She was a beautiful girl. My thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy are with you and your family. God bless.

Gail Gary Porter

Mar-12 2:34pm

Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

Samantha Scull

Mar-12 4:51pm

Rhonda & Family, I am so sorry to hear about Shana. I lived next door to you guys on Nth 3rd ave. Shana and i were good friends in middle school. My condolences to you and your family. Shana was an amazing person.

Kelly Campbell neighbor from pinevilla

Mar-13 11:42am

Rhonda and family--I am so sorry to of your loss..May the good memories you have help you during your time of mourning..My thoughts and prayers are with all of you..<br />

Don and Maureen Cressman

Mar-15 4:11am

Derick and Ronda please accept our condolences on your loss .


March 9, 2010
Mabel I. Warner, 87, of Lower Pottsgrove

Mabel I. (Ream) Warner, 87, of Lower Pottsgrove Twp., widow of the late Frank Warner, passed away on Monday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Elverson, Mabel was the daughter of the late John and Ada (Strock) Ream.

Mrs. Warner was a resident of the Pottstown area, where she lived with long time friend and care giver Dan Kovaluk. Mabel worked at the Pottstown Hospital for a period of time where she was a nurse’s aid. She also worked for Manatawny Manor Nursing Home for 15 years before retiring in 1988.

Surviving are sons Charles Warner, husband of Patricia, and Edgar Warner, husband of Joann, both of Honey Brook and Irvin Warner, husband of Debra, of West Chester; daughters Betty Dampman, wife of Ralph, of TN, Dora Sensenig of Temple, Barbara Perez, and Patricia Cuevas, wife of Hose, both of Reading; brothers John Ream of FL and Ralph Ream of Oxford; sisters Jane Miller of Pottstown and Helen Finefrock of New Holland; and several grand and great grandchildren.  Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by sons Frank and Robert Warner; son in law Richard Sensenig; brothers Aaron, Kenneth, Irvin, George, Bill, Roy and Earl Ream; and sisters Helen Forman and Thora Hillsworth.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Jeffrey Reimold officiating. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Bible Church Cemetery in ST. Peter’s on Rt.23. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mabel’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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Cindy J Boyer

Mar-11 11:55pm

To the loving family of Mrs. Mabel Warner, <br /> I wanted to write and offer my sincere sympathy,<br /> Acts 24:15 promises "there is going to be a resurrection.” <br /> Comfort can be found in knowing that until this time comes; your loved one is as if asleep just as Jesus said of his friend Lazarus when he died. (John 11:11-15,34 -44) Jesus then raised Lazarus from that sleep of death and in doing so; gave us a solid basis for hope that we can see loved ones again! <br /> Many pray saying the words of the Lord’s Prayer found at Matthew 6:10 - “Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth.” - when these words are fulfilled, and God’s will is taking place here on earth; then “death will be no more." - (Revelation 21:4) and the earth will be restored to beautiful paradise conditions as Psalms 37:11,29 shows!<br /> If we take the time now to take in accurate knowledge and apply it in our lives - John 17:3; then we can have the hope to be here to welcome back loved ones!<br /> And how happy a time that will be when older ones will grow young again as Job 33:25 assures us: “Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor." And no more illness - Isaiah 33:24.<br /> Sincerely, Mrs. Cindy J. Boyer<br /> P.S. For more comfort, please see www.watchtower.org

KATHY KLINE

Mar-21 7:51pm

DEAR DAN,<br /> ALL MY CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS IN THE LOSS OF MABEL. SHE WAS A PLEASANT LADY AND I KNOW SHE WILL BE MISSED. KATHY<br /> GOODWILL AMBULANCE


March 5, 2010
Daniel L. Herbst, 85, of Pottstown

Daniel L. “Sonnie” Herbst, 85, husband of Irene (Selagy) Herbst of 62 years, passed away on Tuesday at Manor Care in Pottstown.

Born in Morysville, he was the son of the late Daniel R. and Sallie F. (Eshbach) Herbst.

Surviving with his wife are daughters Diane L. Wilkinson and Renee M. Matosin; his sister Carrie Rinehart; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Along with his parents he is predeceased by 3 sisters.

Daniel enjoyed watching sports, especially the Phillies.  He loved spending time at home with his family and will be sadly missed by them.

Funeral services and interment in Highland Memorial Park are private and at the convenience of the family.

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

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Kathy and Carl Argetsinger

Mar-5 4:55pm

Irene and Family, So very sorry to hear of Uncle Sonnie's passing,our thoughts and prayers are certainly going out to you all.I am one of Stella's daughters.Just wanted to send our sympathy your way...God Bless

Helene Sconnely and Jerry Vanderslice from Florida

Mar-5 9:36pm

Aunt Irene & Family, We were so very sorry to hear about Uncle Sonnies passing. Please know that our thoughts are with you all. From his sister Stellas daughter & son-in-law<br /> Helene & Jerry Vanderslice<br /> Homosassa, Florida

ray Hoo Ray gofus

Mar-6 7:09am

We played many a game of kick the can when we were kids.We were neighbors when<br /> he lived in Stowe growing up..Was out<br /> of touch for many years. Hoo! Ray

Shirleyand Ronald Shoemaker

Mar-6 8:42am

So Sorry Dan to hear of your loss. Please get in touch with us.Our address< 1564 warwick court,lincolnton,NC 28092 tel 704/732-2956

orpha mackey

Mar-6 2:22pm

Dear Tammy and Family,<br /> I'm Sorry for your loss. My<br /> Deepest Sympathy to you.

Judy McMullen

Mar-7 5:01pm

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Sonny. I am the daughter of Carrie Rinehart. Mom also sends her condolences. We would of like to come to the services but don't know when they are.<br /> Uncle Sonny was predeceased by 4 sisters. Aunt Irene I will try and get in touch with you Mom would like to see you.<br /> Judy


March 4, 2010
Mary S. Mahr, beloved wife & mother

Mary S. (Smith) Mahr, age 65, wife of Daniel T. Mahr, of Sanatoga Station Rd., Lower Pottsgrove Twp., passed away on Wednesday at the Neighborhood Hospice Center, West Chester Pa.

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Ellis C. and Sadie Mae (Quick) Smith.
She was a 1962 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, in Tennessee, and received her Batchelor’s Degree in Art, from E. Tennessee State University, after which she received an Associate Degree in nursing from Montgomery County Community College, in Blue Bell, Pa.  Mary later received a Master’s Degree in nursing from Gwynedd Mercy College in Gwynedd Valley Pa.

She loved gardening and crocheting, in addition to spending time with her family.

Surviving with her husband is a son; Jonathan A. husband of Tiana Mahr, of Boyertown, and two daughters; Patricia M. wife of Saman Hejazi, of Collegeville, and Cynthia A. wife of Brian Darcas, of East Norriton Pa. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Thomas “T.J.” Grant, Daniel Amir Hejazi, Colin Patrick Darcas, Sousan Marie Hejazi, and Belle Rose Mahr, along with two brothers; Ellis Smith of Auburn CA., and Brian Smith, of Jacksonville Fla., and a sister; Patricia Logsdon, of Oak Ridge Tenn. She was pre-deceased by a brother; Marion Smith.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service to be held at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, on Sunday March 7, 2010, at 11 AM.  Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11 AM, at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In  lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: American Cancer Society, c/o Joan Gehris,Nat’l Penn Bank, 1830 E. High St., Pottstown, Pa.  19464.

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Jessica Heffner

Mar-6 10:01am

Dear Dan and family,<br /> I am sorry for your loss and hope that you know that you are in both my thoughts and prayers.

Arlene Dick Fidler

Mar-10 10:26pm

Danny so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I didn't know she was ill. We don't get the newspaper, so I didn't know about your mother, also. I definitly would have attended the services. We go back many years and just wanted to send my sympathies!! God Bless!! Arlene & Dick


March 3, 2010
Kenneth A. “ Kenny “ Randall, of Collegeville

Kenneth A. “ Kenny “ Randall, age 81, of Collegeville, Pa., passed away on Monday, March 1, 2010, at the Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville, Pa. .  Born on January 18, 1929, in Lebanon, Pa., he was the son of the late Frances ( nee Caley ) Randall & the late Albert H. Randall, Jr. .  Mr. Randall was also the beloved husband of 49 years of the late Margaret A.
“ Peggy “ ( nee Day ) Randall who passed away in 2002, & with whom he was united in marriage with on August 9, 1952. 

Mr. Randall was raised in the Norristown, Pa. area, & was a 1946 graduate of Norristown High School.  He was also a veteran of The United States Navy having honorably served his country from 1946 to 1948 & was a Radar Operator aboard the Naval Destroyer USS Hyman during part of that time.  After his discharge from the military he attended college from 1948 to 1952 at the Millersville State Teachers College, & later on in his career went on to earn a Masters Degree from Villanova University.

Mr. Randall was an educator, mentor, teacher, & coach for many years. He was both a teacher & football coach at the Coatesville High School, a teacher at the Spring City Elementary School, & was involved in coaching football in the early 1950’s for Royersford & was there at the merger of the Royersford & Spring City School Districts, & coached football for the new Spring Ford  High School in the late 1950’s.  In addition, he also coached the semi-pro Spring-Ford Marauders team with Coach Mc Nelly in the mid 1960’s, & he was the secretary for the Pioneer Athletic Conference ( PAC-8 ) from 1985 to 1986, & he also served as the Defensive Back Coach of the Spring-Ford High School football team from the late 1970’s to the mid 1980’s. 

After his retirement, Mr. Randall moved to Arizona & he became an author who wrote three books on western history & numerous articles for various magazines.  He was also very active in the Fort Lowell Museum as a researcher & docent.  After the death of his wife Peggy in 2002, he relocated back to Pa. & lent his energy to the Montgomery County Pa. Historical Society.

Mr. Randall is survived by his 4 children, Michael Wayne Randall, husband of Maggie, of Audobon, Pa., Geoffrey L. Randall, husband of Nancy, of Schwenksville, Pa., Kerry L. Fizz, wife of Douglas, of Douglassville, Pa., & Dian S. Wooten, wife of John, of Cherry Hill, N.J. .  In addition, he is also survived by his 9 Grandchildren & 8 Great-Grandchildren, & he was also predeceased by his Grandson Michael J. Randall, who passed away in 1995.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Saturday, March 6, 2010, starting at 4:00 PM from the Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, Pa., 19468, & to his visitation from 2-4 PM Saturday at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be held privately by his family at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Randall’s name to the Montgomery County Pa. Historical Society, 1654 De Kalb Street, Norristown, Pa., 19401, would be deeply appreciated by his family.

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Ray Raiczyk

Mar-4 1:23am

My sincere condolences to the family of my shipmate, Ken.Fortunate to have met a great guy that goes back 64 yrs. He will be missed but memories will prevail.

Don Seeley

Mar-4 9:53am

Mike, Geoff, Kerry and Diane... so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I met him when I was very young, when he first moved into the Spring-Ford School District. He was always fun to talk to, to share a conversation with, and he always had time for me regardless of when or where we crossed paths. He invested a lot of time in so many student-athletes at Spring-Ford - and he was well-liked and well-respected by everyone who knew him. Again, my heartfelt condolences to all of you. I am sorry I won't be able to attend the services because I'll be out of the area on Friday and Saturday, but my thoughts and prayers will be with you... Don

Mike Holoka

Mar-4 3:41pm

Mike,Geoff,and the entire Randall Family,<br /> My condolences to all of you.Your Dad was a great guy.I hadn't seen him in quite a few years,but always thought alot of him.<br /> May God be with you in this time of sorrow.

Eileen Randall Young

Mar-5 9:24am

To Mike, Geoff, Kerri, Dian and families<br /> One never knows the exact thing to say except we are sorry for your loss. Sorry we can't be there with you to help support you. God bless you all.<br /> <br /> The Bill Randall Family

MIke Selvig

Mar-5 5:26pm

Mike,<br /> <br /> So sorry to hear that you lost your dad. Our prayers and good vibrations are with you.<br /> <br /> Mike & Pat Selvig

MaryJane Heimer Bertolette

Mar-7 6:19pm

I am so sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather.I served on the reunion com. with him a great guy we will miss him I went 1st-12th grade with him.<br /> 1946 N.H.S. Grad

George hutter

Mar-9 8:10am

Mike, I want to offer my thoughts to you at this difficult time. We were in florida and just returned to read this sad news. Your father was quit accomplished and a proud man. You are in our prayers.


March 2, 2010
Daniel Paul Updegrove, 22, of Boyertown

Daniel Paul Updegrove, 22, of Boyertown, passed away on Sunday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Donald P. Jr., and Tammy J. (Heath) Updegrove.

Dan enjoyed bowling and would bowl at Keystone Fire House in Boyertown, but his most favorite pastime was playing video games. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. His family and friends will miss him dearly.

Along with his parents, he is survived by his brothers Nicholas R. Updegrove, husband of Brittany Goddard, of Boyertown and Adam Agar of MA; maternal grandmother Ann S. Heath and paternal grandfather Donald P. Updegrove Sr. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by maternal grandfather Clifford J. Heath Sr., and paternal grandmother Deanna Updegrove.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown.  Family and friends may call on Friday from 9:30AM to 11:00AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dan’s name to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY, 10016.

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Carol Grimaldi

Mar-2 10:20pm

I am so very sorry for your loss. Dan was very special to me all those years when he rode the bus. In my mind, he will always be that boy that made me smile...his kindness will never be forgotten.




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