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December 29, 2011
Richard J. Niemi, 63, of Gilbertsville

Richard J. Niemi, 63, of Gilbertsville, husband of Barbara D. (Thomas) Niemi, passed away on Wednesday after a battle with leukemia, surrounded by his family.

Born and raised in Rockville Centre, NY, he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Elizabeth J. (Christ) Niemi.

Richard owned Big Richard’s Sandwich Shop at the Quakertown Farmers Market for 19 years and worked for Little Richard’s Enterprises for more then 40 years. He enjoyed watching the Phillies, Flyers and Eagles and was an avid NASCAR fan too.

Surviving with his wife of 40 years is their daughter Melissa D. Weidner, wife of Jeffrey, of East Greenville; son Richard T. Niemi, husband of Tina of Tower City; grandchildren Alex and Jamie Weidner and Sarah, Julia, Ethan, Caleb, and Tyler Niemi; and niece April Trent of NY. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Thomas Niemi.

Services and interment are private.

Memorial donations may be made in Richard’s name to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road, Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422

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George and Shelley Greis

Dec-30 7:20am

Dear Barb and Family, We were so sad to hear of Richards passing. You are in our hearts and prayers. Shelley and George

Sharon Walker

Dec-31 2:30pm

My deepest condolences over your loss. Words cannot express the pain that is felt over Richard's death. During the difficult days ahead, may your loving memories and the support of family and friends comfort you. May the tender mercies of our Heavenly Father bring you peace. 2Corinthians 1:2,3; John 11:21-26. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

Christie Nester

Jan-5 5:03pm

To the Family-<br /> <br /> Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your hearts be filled with memories of your loved one and bring you peace. Richard was one of the kindest people that we have ever met, and we know that he will be greatly missed by many. We feel truly blessed to have known him. <br /> <br /> God Bless,<br /> Christie Nester (Dr. Giangiulio's Office) and Jared Way (former employee at Little Richard's)

mery thomasson behring

Jul-16 1:47pm

RIP, Jesus is the answer, seek Him earnestly and fervently in prayer, He lives!<br /> <br /> He is the comforter and shall comfort those who are His own.


December 26, 2011
Deborah L. Segner, 55, of E. Coventry

Deborah L. Segner, 55, of E. Coventry, wife of Norman L. Segner, Jr., passed away Sunday at Home.

Born in Norristown, she was the daughter of Eugene “Bucky” and Barbara Ann (Kriebel) Bramble, of Collegeville.

Deborah was a member of Holy Trinity Club in Pottstown, St. Gabe’s Lodge in Stowe, Lower Pottsgrove Sportsman Assoc., and the Birdsboro Sportsman Club. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed decorating her home.

Surviving along with her husband and parents are sons Jeffrey Reinhart of New London, CT, and Charles Ebersole, fiancé of Jen Brumbach of Limerick; daughters Chelise L., wife of Aaron Wilkerson of Pottstown, and Jessica L. Ebersole, fiancé of Robert Reinert II, of Pottstown; stepdaughter Krista Segner, fiancé of Kyle Haines of Las Vegas, NV; sister Janet Laziwicki, wife of John of Collegeville. Also surviving are four grandchildren Laderah Reinhart, Izaiyah Wilkerson, Alaina Reinert, Chloe Ebersole, and two more in the near future.

A funeral service will be celebrated Friday, 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford. Burial will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM and Friday from 9:30-10:15 AM at the funeral home.

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Cheryl Shade WInnick

Dec-27 8:23am

Sorry for ur loss my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

Lauren Cox Webb Andrea Cox Williams

Dec-27 11:04am

Sending our love, thoughts, and prayers ~<br /> <br /> Love,<br /> <br /> Lauren Cox Webb & Andrea Cox Williams

Michael W Fry

Dec-27 12:58pm

Deb, will be missed by all who she has touched. May you be touched by the healing power of prayer, feel the warmth of those who love you, and realize you have the courage to carry on. in deepest sympathy. <br /> <br /> If you need anything Norm, and family please feel free to call anytime(484.571.7325).<br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> Michael W. Fry

Mike Blaine

Dec-27 1:58pm

Norm, my wife and I are praying for you and your family. You have our sincere condolences.

shelly kling

Dec-29 10:03am

I will forever treasure the last time I saw Debbie in October.I regret not being able to spend more time w her and her family as we've gotten older,but am thankful for all the times together.Norm,. love comfort and prayers to you and your family.Aunt Barb and Uncle Bucky,We love you and are thinking of you at this time.Love, Shelly

Anne T Cornely

Dec-29 11:06am

Deb, You will be sourly missed and my thoughts are of you and your family.

Jodi Hoffman

Dec-29 9:12pm

Mr.& Mrs. Bramble and Janet, I am so sorry to learn of Debbie's passing. I remember her fondly growing up with my first best friend Janet! She was beautiful, funny and i loved her spirit. My thoughts of you are often. janet i think of you a lot. I pray you all keep strong, and the faith, through this emotional time. A friend from the past...Love, Jodi Trankle

Teena Beury

Dec-31 9:18pm

Norm, I am sorry for your loss. I was just thinking of Deb the other day. We worked together at Jones Motor, Lancer Division many years ago. My prayers are with you and your family.

Paula Randy

Jan-4 3:04pm

We are late as usual but still wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and hate that you have to go through all of this. Debbie was a wonderful and cheerful person and anyone who knew her will miss her! HUGS!


December 26, 2011
Paul D. Favinger, 61, of Pottstown

Paul D. Favinger, 61, of Pottstown, passed away suddenly on Saturday at his residence.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Charles Favinger and Sarah (Dunlap) Favinger of Pottstown.

Paul was a wonderful son and would do anything to help you.  He was very funny and could always make you laugh.  He played basketball and baseball throughout Junior and Senior High School at Pottsgrove High School.  He was very athletic and won the best athlete award in his senior year.  He also loved playing golf.

Paul was last employed at Unitec in Royersford. 

Surviving along with his mother is his brother Ronald and his dog Snickers who he loved dearly.  He is also survived by his nieces, Jill Gillette, Diane Mower, Major Jennifer Martinez USAF, and great nieces and nephews Zachary, Alycia, Caitlin, Madison, Molly, Breanne and Jacob.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Paul’s name to the Montgomery County SPCA, 1059 Sweifford Road, Perkiomenville, PA 18074.

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Marianne Cutillo Scott

Dec-27 2:56pm

I am sending my condolences to the family, especially Mrs. Favinger and Ron. This must have been quite a shock to all. Please know you are in my prayers as you go through this time of grief. His obituary is very honoring and yes, he could always make, even strangers, laugh.<br />

beth oberdorf caparro

Dec-29 1:08pm

you will be missed..you would always make me smile...rest in peace..<br />

Sylva Smith

Dec-29 8:45pm

Paul was one of the nicest guys I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I will miss seeing him around. It's been a tough year for the Pottsgrove Basketball team...

Kerry Bauer

Jan-1 9:50am

Paul was the singer in the very first band I was in, The Lonely Souls. We would run into one and other over the years and he would always say something to make me laugh. I agree with the other comments that Paul was one of the nicest guys I had the plesure to know


December 22, 2011
Noreen N. Whalen, 76, of Douglassville

Noreen N. (Nutley) Whalen, 76, of Douglassville, formerly of West Norriton, wife of the late John B. Whalen, passed away Tuesday at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. As a former elementary school teacher and family day care owner, Noreen positively influenced many children and their families throughout her life.

Born in Chicago, IL, Noreen was the daughter of the late Peter Henry and Angela (Healy) Nutley.

Noreen was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Spring City.  In her free time, she enjoyed reading, eating candy, meeting new people, and especially, spending time with her family. 

Surviving are sons John B. Whalen, Jr., and Brian J. Whalen; daughters Julianne W. Cody, Kathleen M. Whalen, Sheila M. Biehl, and Jennifer M. Whalen; grandchildren Annie Ellen and Daniel Cody, Julian, Raphael, Angela, and Liam Whalen, and Brendan Biehl; sisters-in-law Julia Rowles and Fran Nutley; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband and parents, Noreen is predeceased by her brother James Richard Nutley.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:  Food For The Poor, Inc., 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL  33073 (please write source code 076102 on the check or money order). Donations may also be made through their website at
www.foodforthepoor.org/milestones.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA 19475, with Father Charles O’Hara officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken.

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Sharon Walker

Dec-22 3:45pm

Our deepest condolences over your loss. During the difficult days ahead, may your loving memories and the support of family and friends comfort you. May the tender mercies of our Heavenly Father bring you peace. John 11:21-26; Revelation 21:3,4. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

Davina

Dec-23 7:41am

You have my sincere sympathies. May your mother rest in peace with the Lord.

fran o donnell

Dec-23 6:09pm

I am so sorry to hear of Noreen's passing. We worked together for a number of years at Eagleville Hospital. Noreen was one of the most caring persons I have ever known. Please accept my condolences.

Nancy L Curtin

Dec-27 7:34am

Dear Kate and Family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I had the priviledge of meeting your Mom and right away knew what a warm and loving women she was. Please know my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Michelle Dellaquila

Dec-28 8:11pm

My sincerest condolences to all of you. Your mom was one of the greatest women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I will miss her! She told the funniest stories without blinking an eye. I know she is looking down from heaven and having a great time!


December 22, 2011
Arlene L. Brightbill, 75, of Pottstown


Arlene L. (Cummins) Brightbill, 75, of Pottstown, wife of the late Robert S. Brightbill, Sr., passed away Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Harry H. and Emma N. (Long) Cummins.

Arlene was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church. In her free time she enjoyed visiting the casino, playing shuffleboard at Holy Trinity Club, playing cards, and crocheting. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and in particular watching her grandchildren play sports.

Surviving are sons Robert S. Brightbill, Jr., husband of Donna of Barto, and Keith A. Brightbill, husband of Carol of Pottstown; daughters Deborah J. Stein, wife of James of Boyertown, Cynthia L. Clark, wife of Wayne of Douglassville, Christine A. Brightbill of Boyertown, and Kim R. King of York; twelve grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

Including her husband and parents, Arlene is predeceased by her son James Allen Brightbill and her brother Harry H. Cummins, Jr.

A funeral service will be celebrated Friday, 2:30 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, with Rev. Peter Hutchinson officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 1:00-2:15 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.

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Donna Brightbill

Dec-23 7:34am

I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Arlene. She was always so funny and nice. I am unable to attend the services today because of working. Too many other off of course. But I wanted to let you know I'm thinking of all of you and your sorrow. Take care and try to have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! Love Donna and family.


December 20, 2011
Joseph Sobkowiak, 81, of Pottstown

Joseph Sobkowiak, 81, of Pottstown, husband of Phoebe J. (Hartman) of fifty-five years, passed away Sunday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late Frank and Josephine (Czachor) Sobkowiak.
Joseph enjoyed spending time reading and fishing.

Surviving along with his wife are sons David Sobkowiak of Harrisburg, Jonathan Sobkowiak, husband of Zheng Li Fang of Mohnton; daughters Lisa Hammell, wife of Charles of Moorestown, NJ, Leah Sobkowiak of Reading, and Norah Welkie, wife of John of Pottstown; brother Frank Sobkowiak of South Gibson; sister Celestine Favinger, wife of Albert of Pottstown; and five grandchildren.

A funeral service will be celebrated Friday, 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, with Rev. Dr. Daniel M. Peters officiating. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown.

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Janice Hammell Clements

Dec-20 4:25pm

Please accept my wishes for a time of peace and sharing of many happy times together. Janice Hammell Clements


December 20, 2011
George D, Hoopes, 84, of Perkiomenville

George D. Hoopes, 84, of Perkiomenville, husband of LeAnne (Wezner) Hoopes, passed away on Sunday at home with his family by his side.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, he was the son of the lat e George D. and Evelyn Goldie (Decker) Hoopes.

George was a lifetime member of the NRA and the Boyertown Rod & Gun Club. He was a WWII Navy veteran and was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.

Surviving with his wife of 50 years is daughter Carol J. Gerlott; sons George D. Hoopes III and Geoffrey F. Hoopes; sister Dorothy Robinson and grandson Ryan H. Gerlott.

Services and interment are private.

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Evelyn Porretta

Dec-20 6:48pm

My deepest condolences to Aunt Leanne, Carol, Mike, George, Geoff and Ryan.<br /> <br /> With love,<br /> Evelyn<br />

Adam Flint

Dec-20 8:40pm

The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Ben Eckroth

Dec-21 9:26am

It was nice to know your Father.I have many fond memories of golfing with him. My sincere condolences to the family.

Bill McMahon

Dec-21 9:36am

George and Geoff - My thoughts and prayers are with you during these trying times. From an old Navy Man - may God Bless his soul

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Dec-21 11:58am

Our most sincere condolences to the entire family. Knowing his wonderful and dedicated children, Georg, Geoff and Carol are a testiment to what a wonderful father he was. OUr prayers will stay with you at this difficult time. The Barregarye's, Kathy & Eileen and family.


December 20, 2011
Olga Esterly, 86, of Boyertown

Olga (Krewonosuk) Esterly, 86, of Boyertown, wife of the late Robert G. Esterly, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Efrosina (Michewicz) Krewonosuk.

Olga worked in the financial aid department at Ursisnus College and was a case worker at Creative Health in Pottstown.

Surviving is her son Greg Esterly, husband of Loretta, of Boyertown, daughter Andrea (Esterly) Rowland, wife of Richard, of Boyertown and grandchildren Amber, Carly, Hannah, Liam, and Seth.

A Memorial service will be on Thursday, Dec. 29, 11:00AM at Good Shepherd UCC Church, 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown with Rev. Dennis Christie officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday Dec. 29 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the church. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made in Olga’s name to your local Humane Society or ASPCA.

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Bill Spaar

Dec-20 8:50am

Dear Greg and Andrea, We are Saddened to hear about your mom's passing. Being one of our first snow plowing customers, she was very hospitable in letting us in to warm up with cocoa & cookies. The Spaars ( Merkle Road)


December 19, 2011
Horace “Rube” Gauger, 77, of Gilbertsville

Horace “Rube” Gauger, 77, of Gilbertsville, husband of Barbara J. (Pusch) Gauger, passed away on Friday after a long battle with cancer with his family by his side.

Born in Linfield, he was the son of the late Horace S. and Annie (Taggert) Gauger.

Horace was a member of Zion’s UCC Church in Pottstown where he was an active elder, taught Sunday school for many years, and was on the Wednesday Crew. He was also a member of the Spring City American Legion Post 602.

Surviving with his wife of 56 years are sons Matthew K. Gauger of Pottstown and Nathan A. “Drew” Gauger of Parkerford; brother Kendall “Pete” Hoover of Kenilworth; sisters Viola “Pet” Domin of Pottstown and Dorothy Miles of Harleysville; grandchildren Brad K., Allan M., Erik S., and Kyra Y. Gauger; and great granddaughter Magnolia M. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers Merrill M. “Jim”, Warren “Barney”, John J. and Morris T. “Spike” Gauger; and sisters Helen Nagel and Charlotte Bauer.

A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 11:30AM at Zion’s UCC Church, Hanover & Chestnut Street, Pottstown with Rev. Linda Higgins officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the church. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made in Horace’s name to Zion’s UCC Church, 209 Chestnut Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

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December 15, 2011
Catherine E. Fanaro, 80, of Collegeville

Catherine E. (Brown) Fanaro, 80, of Collegeville, wife of Michael D. Fanaro, passed away on Monday, December 12 at PMMC.

Born and raised in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Margaret (Doyle) Brown.

She worked for Silver Spring Martin Luther School in Plymouth Meeting where she was affectionately known as “Cathy” and enjoyed serving the children. Known as “Nanny” by her grandchildren, she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Surviving with her husband of 63 years are her children Michael E. Fanaro, Linda L. Sanger, Gale A., wife of J. David Schrader, Cindy L., wife of James L. McCoach, Mark D. Fanaro, husband of Paio, and Jamie M. Fanaro, husband of Shannon L.; 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her sister Margaret Haraczka and granddaughter Ashley Ann McCoach.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 10:30AM at St. Eleanor RC Church, 647 Locust Street, Collegeville with Fr. Jonathan Dalin officiating. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00AM to 10:15AM at the church.

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December 15, 2011
Lois Barndt 92, of Stowe

Lois Barndt, 92, of Stowe, passed away on Wednesday at her residence.

Born in Telford, she was the daughter of the late Stanley K. and Mamie S. (Simmons) Barndt.

Lois was last employed by the Philadelphia National Bank as a bookkeeper for 28 years, retiring in 1982. She attended Exeter Bible Church.

She is survived by her sister Gloria Bolonski of Stowe, her brothers Richard Barndt, husband of Anne, of Pottstown and Ronald Barndt, husband of Pat, of Perkiomenville; nieces Cheri Higgins, Susan Bolonski, Carol Barr and Danelle Litchert; and nephews Ricky, Bryan, Dennis, Keith, Richard, Scott and Kevin Barndt.

Services and interment at Highland Memorial Park are private.

Memorial donations may be made to the charitable organization of your choice.

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December 12, 2011
Stella S. Rice, 89, of Parkhouse

Stella S. (Kukla) Rice, 89, formerly of Pottstown, wife of the late Bernard F. Rice, passed away on Sunday at Parkhouse Providence Pointe.

Born in Lily,Penna., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Stephanie Kukla.

Stella worked as a housekeeper for both Dr. John Peterman and Dr. Ambrose Peterman for 46 years.

She is survived by her stepdaughter Mary Jane Yocom, wife of Samuel, of Barto; her step sons Leonard F. Rice, husband of Marianne, of Skaneateles, NY and Kenneth W. Rice, husband of Rosemary, of Stowe; 11 step grandchildren and 14 step great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her step daughter Dolores LaFreeda.

Services and interment are private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Stella’s name to Parkhouse Providence Pointe Resident Fund, 1600 Blackrock Road, Royersford, PA 19468 or Odyssey Hospice, 512 Township Line Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

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December 12, 2011
Edward L. James, Jr.,47,of Royersford

Edward L. James, Jr. 47, of Royersford, originally from Levittown, passed away unexpectedly on December 8th.

Born and raised in Levittown, Ed graduated from Bishop Egan High School in Levittown in 1982, and after years of full-time work and part-time college classes, he earned a Master's in Business Administration. He enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family and will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Dawn (Atkinson) James, and their son, Kyle Vincent. He is predeceased by his parents.

A private memorial service will be held in his honor.

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Robert Phinn

Dec-12 9:02am

We were class mates together at Bishop Egan. Rest in peace.<br /> Your family is in our prayers.

The Coady Family

Dec-12 9:31am

We are so saddened to learn about Ed's passing, in the few times we met him, it was very obvious how much he loved his family. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Very, very sorry for your loss.<br /> <br /> Jillian Coady's family

Sandi Barron

Dec-13 6:50am

May God keep you and the family in His Loving arms, and bring you Comfort.

Lita Tatum

Dec-23 3:30pm

I had the pleasure of hiring Ed James for our Team. He had the unique quality of having a great personality and was very financially savvy. I will always remember how much he loved his son. He will be missed

Rebecca Vaiarelli

Mar-8 11:29pm

I am so sorry to just hear of Ed's passing. I used to enjoy talking with him on the way into work in the morning. My sorrowful condolences for his family.


December 12, 2011
Diane Williams, 63, of Bensalem

Diane (Diffenderfer) Williams, 63, of Bensalem, passed away on Friday, Dec. 9th at her residence.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Harold R. and Jane (Bitting) Diffenderfer.

Diane succumbed to complications of lupus from which she suffered all of her adult life. She would have been 64 on Dec. 10th. In an effort to give back the community, she started a foundation which served lupus patients. She was a gifted singer and for several years traveled and sang with the Fred Waring Singers. She was a sought after voice in several church choirs throughout the years. Diane was a member of Eddington Presbyterian Church in Bensalem and a former member of Shenkel UCC Church in Pottstown.

She is survived by her long-time and loving companion Thomas Penn, with whom she resided in Bensalem; her sister Joan Seward, wife of Steven A. Seward, VMD, of Pottstown; nieces Lauren Seward of Chicago, Devon Dautrich, wife of Christopher, of West Norriton and Courtney Diffenderfer of Fleetwood; nephew Kyle Diffenderfer, husband of Jill, of Boyertown; great nephew Tyler and great niece Jordyn Diffenderfer. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her brother Gary Diffenderfer. 

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. George Brecht officiating. Burial will follow in Shenkel UCC Church Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Diane’s name to the Lupus Foundation of America, Phila. Tri-State Chapter, 500 Old York Road, Suite 110, Jenkintown, PA 19046;  215-517-8483

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Debi Bosch

Dec-12 2:49pm

Tom - So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.


December 8, 2011
John J. Caulfield, 76, of Pottstown

John J. Caulfield, 76, of Pottstown, husband of Nancy (Naughton) Caulfield, passed away Thursday at Life Quest Nursing Center.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Francis X. and Anne (Cronin) Caulfield.

John worked as a Data Processor for Laventhal & Howarth, Inc. for twenty-five years and later at Richter’s Stationary Supply Co. for five years as a part-time driver.

Surviving along with his wife are daughters Terri Payne, wife of Jim of Upper Pottsgrove, Jackie Laurence, wife of George of Quakertown, and Beth Oakes of FL; grandchildren Kristyn and Jacob Oakes, Ryan Beach, and Chelsea and Casey Payne; great grandchildren Ayden Oakes, and Hayley Frost; brother Gerald Caulfield; sister Nancy Poole; and mother-in-law Thelma Naughton.

Along with his parents, John is predeceased by his brother Francis X. Caulfield.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 12:30 PM at St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, PA 19512, with Fr. Marty Kern officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11:30 AM-12:15 PM at the Church.

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MaryBeth Sheeran McCollum

Dec-10 3:56pm

To Cousin Nancy and her family: Please accept my sincere sympathy. Blessings on all of you.

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Dec-11 9:37am

Dear Nancy and family:<br /> Sorry to hear about your loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family at this time. May God's grace give you strenth and the love of your family help you in this time of need.<br /> With heartfelt sympathy<br /> Art and Helen Lapp


December 8, 2011
Daniel S. Hoffman, 84, of Frederick

Daniel S. Hoffman, 84, of Frederick, formerly of Gilbertsville, husband of Virginia M. (Koch) Hoffman, passed away Tuesday at Frederick Living surrounded by family.

Born in Gilbertsville, he was the son of the late Norman B. and Irene (Schlegel) Hoffman.
Daniel was employed by Cabot Corporation of Boyertown for over thirty years as a shipping and receiving supervisor.

Daniel was a life long member of Christ Lutheran Church, Niantic. He enjoyed doing volunteer work at church and he also delivered Meals on Wheels for Boyertown Multi-Service for many years. Daniel enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and playing cards. He and Virginia also loved to travel.

Surviving along with his wife is son Eugene D. Hoffman, husband of Linda of Perkiomenville; daughters Kay L. Barr, wife of James of Bechtelsville, and Patricia M. Moyer, wife of Michael of Lower Pottsgrove; sister Hilda Kolb, wife of Russel; grandchildren Brian, Travis, Steven, Tammy, Christopher, and Melissa; and nine great grandchildren. Including his parents, Daniel was predeceased by his sister Cora Ertman.

A memorial service will be celebrated Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 11:00 AM at Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road, Barto, PA 19504, with Rev. Matthew E. Ollikainen officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the Church. Burial will follow at Niantic Union Cemetery. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Daniel’s memory to Christ Lutheran Church at the above address.

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Joel C Hoffman

Dec-12 9:03pm

12/13/2011 Dear Virginia and Family :<br /> Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of Daniel. Our hearts are very saddened by this news. His journey with cancer took him to meet our Lord very quickly. Our Lord must have been in need of another Walleye fisherman......<br /> I am very sorry that we could not attend Daniel's life celebration today. We all have great memories of him and his jokes, positive attitude, and smile. I am so glad that I went with him to Lady Lake Evelyn along with my father Robert years ago. It was a life memory for me.<br /> Again, please accept our deepest sympathies.<br /> Love Joel and Janet Hoffman <br />


December 6, 2011
Carol Straub, 84, of Frederick

Carol (Strode) Straub, 84, of Frederick and formerly of Catasauqua, King of Prussia and Red Hill, wife of James Swoyer Straub for 62 years, passed away Sunday at Frederick Living.

Born in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ethel (Griffiths) Strode.

Carol graduated from Ursinus College and Drexel University. Before retiring, she was the Director of the Montgomery County Library System. Carol enjoyed gardening, crafts, painting, knitting, reading and playing Scrabble. 

Surviving along with her husband is a daughter Karen Lee Straub, wife of Greg Wallace of Upper Pottsgrove; a son Karl Erich Straub, husband of Desi, of Atlanta, GA and sisters Joan Koch, wife of Jerry, Judy Haftel, wife of Warren and Judy Strode.  Also surviving are grandchildren Christopher Straub-Wallace, husband of Mackenzie of Manayunk and Kristin Wallace, wife of Robert Sutton of Lower Pottsgrove, Kelli Straub and  Kimberly Straub, both of Atlanta, GA and great-grandchildren Emily, Sophia, & Landon Wallace-Sutton. She is predeceased by a sister Nancy Myers, a brother James Strode and beloved grandson Kyle Straub.

A Memorial service will be celebrated 11:00 AM Friday at Frederick Living Chapel, 2849 Big Road in Frederick with Warren Haftel officiating.  Visitation will be Friday from 10:30 – 11:00 AM also at Frederick Living Chapel.  

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA, 19106 or through the website www.alz.org/desjsepa.

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LINDA HARRIS

Dec-9 3:04pm

SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS...<br /> HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE WELL...<br /> I, TOO LOST MY MOM THE END OF MAY...<br /> I THINK OF YOU OFTEN....


December 6, 2011
Lee W. Sellman, Jr., 80, of Frederick

Lee W. Sellman, Jr., 80, loving husband of Nancy (Young) Sellman for fifty-seven years, passed away Monday at the Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Lee W. and Edith (Quiri) Sellman.

A caring and devoted Father and Grandfather; Lee was also a proud Marine, a talented woodworker and a dedicated volunteer for his church and community.

Along with his wife, he is survived by sons Lee W. Sellman IV, husband of Paula of Prospect Park, Jeff Sellman, husband of Eileen of Phoenixville; daughter Ginny of Collegeville; grandchildren Lee W. V, Amanda, Emily, and Jessica Sellman; and two brothers Robert and Charles Sellman.

A memorial service will be celebrated Monday, 2:00 PM at the Frederick Living Chapel with Pastor Paul Howells officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00-1:45 PM in the chapel. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Lee’s memory to the Frederick Living Benevolent Fund, PO Box 498, Frederick, PA 19435.

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December 5, 2011
Lawrence H. “Larry” “Stubby” Staub, Jr., 59, of Boyertown

Lawrence H. Staub, Jr., 59, of Boyertown, husband of Joanne (Quaintance) Staub, of twenty-seven years, passed away Friday at his residence.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Lawrence H. and Lillian (Lare) Staub.

Lawrence was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and enjoyed spending time fishing.

Along with his wife, he is survived by sons Larry Staub III, husband of Jen of Pennsburg, Brett Schaedler of Boyertown, Jacob Staub of Boyertown, and Jamie Staub of Zionsville; daughter Marci Staub of Egg Harbor; sisters Eleanor Woodley and Elizabeth Clayton; and eight grandchildren. Along with his parents Lawrence is predeceased by his daughter Dawn Staub and sisters Dorothy and Beatrice.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Friday at 12:00 Noon at Christ Episcopal Church, 316 High St. in Pottstown with Father Terrance Highland officiating.

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john byrd

Dec-6 1:17pm

this is a time of great pain and I think its good to know that this will not always be in Revelation 21:4 it tells us "and He (meaning God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more , neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more.

Patrick Susan Kelly

Dec-18 7:47pm

Joanne and Family,<br /> <br /> We are so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. We think of you often.


December 5, 2011
Evelyn F. Gaugler, 89, of Pottstown

Evelyn F. Gaugler, 89, of Pottstown, formerly of Gilbertsville, wife of the late William Gaugler and Harper Gaugler, passed away Saturday at Sanatoga Center.

Born in LaPlata, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Clara B. (Cornett) Britton.

In addition to being a homemaker, Evelyn was employed at Boyertown Casket Company, and Knoll International, Inc. of East Greenville. She was an active member of the Boyertown Area Multiservice Senior Center, as well as both the New Hanover Fire Company and Ringing Hill Fire Company Ladies Auxiliaries. Evelyn was an attending member of the New Hanover Lutheran Church. In her free time, she enjoyed baking, sewing, and spending time with her family.

Evelyn is survived by two sons, Harper E. Gaugler, husband of Dorothy of Gilbertsville, and H. William Gaugler of Reading; four daughters, Ruth Reinoehl, wife of the late George Reinoehl of Wernersville, Mary Lou Gaugler of Pottstown, Anna Lightcap, wife of Donald Lightcap of Sanatoga, and Martine Donner, fiancé of Kenneth Gerth of West Lawn; two brothers, Claude Britton of Red Lion, and William Britton of Barto; eight grandchildren; two step grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and her beloved puppy, Lucky.

Along with her parents, Evelyn is predeceased by her brother James Britton, and sister Shirley East.

A funeral service will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, with Pastor Thomas M. Lang officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:15 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at New Hanover Lutheran Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Evelyn’s memory to the Montgomery County S.P.C.A., 1059 Sweifford Road, Perkiomenville, PA 18074, or the Boyertown Area Multiservice Senior Center, 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown, Pa 19512.

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john byrd

Dec-6 9:49am

at times like these we wonder about the hope of dead loved ones our loss is great but our desire to see them again is even greater Job asked a good question at Job 14:14 he asked "If a man die, shall he live again?" the Bible answers that question


December 5, 2011
Barbara Jean Rokoskie, 57, of Pottstown

Barbara Jean (Shrum) Rokoskie, 57, of Pottstown, wife of Gary Rokoskie, passed away Friday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Barbara (Brokenman) Shrum.

Barbara was an active member of the Coventry Cure Company Relay for Life team. She was a proud and dedicated employee of Force America, Inc. In her free time, Barbara enjoyed going shopping, as well as traveling to Disney World and Ocean City, NJ.

Surviving along with her husband is son Kyle J. Rokoskie of Columbus, OH; stepfather Elvin Hershey of Pottstown; mother-in-law Jean Bowman, wife of Lee of Pottstown; brothers George W. Shrum of Delaware, Donald L. Shrum, husband of Mary of Pottstown, Gary Shrum, husband of Lori of Pottstown, and James Shrum, husband of Theresa of Pottstown; godsons Donald and Aston Shrum; as well as many family and friends.

A memorial service will be celebrated Wednesday, 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9:30-10:45 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to Coventry Cure Company Relay Team and may be dropped off at National Penn Bank, 1111 Ridge Rd., Bucktown, PA 19465, or mailed to Coventry Cure Company, Attn:  Nancy Fitch, 89 Freigh Ln., Pottstown, PA 19465.

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Jay Shirley Challingsworth Ed Meeker

Dec-5 12:39pm

Barb put up a long, hard fight but loved everything she had. She will be missed. Heartfelt condolences to Gary and Kyle.

Rob Pat Mest

Dec-5 7:57pm

Gary & Family,<br /> Sending caring thoughts and prayers in this time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy for your loss.<br /> Rob & Pat Mest

SPARKY

Dec-5 9:42pm

GARY,<br /> BARB FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT,BUT IT WAS NOT TO BE A WORLDLY VICTORY. MAY SHE BE ABLE SIT AND REST IN PEACE FOR SHE HAS BEEN A WEARY TRAVLER FOR SOME TIME. I WILL MISS HER.

Sandra Mull

Dec-5 10:02pm

I am so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. She fought for a very long time. I knew her as a North Coventry parent and also as a fellow Relay for Life participant. My deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time.

Jerry Joan Gaines

Dec-5 10:23pm

Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the family

Christine Weaver Reifsnyder

Dec-6 12:02pm

Gary and Kyle: My deepest sympathy, Barb fought hard for 20 years and now it is time for her to rest...she will always be with you, don't ever forget that. I loved my friend and cherished her friendship more than she will ever know.<br /> Christine

john byrd

Dec-6 1:37pm

The bible makes a promise that can confort us at times like these at Isaiah 26:19 it says "Your dead ones will live....They will rise up." were? at Psalm 37:29 it says "The righteous themselves will posses the earth, and they will reside forever upon it."

Bruce Noto

Dec-7 6:13am

Gary & Kyle<br /> I am very sorry to hear about Barb. I enjoyed working with Barbara @ Baker Equipment all those years. I was with Barry Swavely (formerly of Baker Eq. when I heard the news.) On behalf of Barry Swavely, myself and my family we offer our condolences and are sadden for your lost. Bruce Noto

Jackie Jackley

Dec-7 8:38am

I am so sorry for your lost. Barb will be missed but not forgotten. I will always remember the great times we had in our High School days.

Chester Springel

Dec-9 10:52pm

Gary, Sad to read about Barb,s passing. Hope that you can keep your spits up. stop or call some time. chester


November 29, 2011
Beatrice A. Xanthopoulos, 94, of Pottstown

Beatrice A. Xanthopoulos, 94, of Pottstown, wife of the late Sophocles Xanthopoulos of sixty-one years passed away Sunday at Sanatoga Center.

Born in Gilberton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Guditus) Rudwolis.

Beatrice was the co-owner of the Crystal restaurant in Pottstown with her husband. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed baking, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and gardening.

She is survived by a son Philip Xanthopoulos, husband of the late Iris; a daughter Barbara Miller, wife of Gene; grandchildren Dean A. Miller, Barbara Wilkinson, wife of Paul, Philip Xanthopoulos, Jr., husband of Heather, and Sherri Lynne Xanthopoulos-Russo, wife of Richard; and five great grandchildren.
Along with her parents, husband, and daughter-in-law, Beatrice is predeceased by one brother and three sisters.

A funeral service will be celebrated Thursday, 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Thursday from 9:30-10:15 AM at the funeral home.

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November 28, 2011
Geraldine F. Kocon, 89, of Pottstown

Geraldine F. Kocon, 89, of Pottstown, wife of the late Leo Kocon, passed away on Friday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Florence (Shaner) Orandosh.
Geraldine enjoyed spending time shopping, especially for antiques.

She is survived by sisters Patty Mauger, wife of Robert, of Pottstown, Virginia Balogh, wife of John, of Orlando, FL, and Nancy Airey, wife of Arthur, of Pottstown; brother Jim Orandosh, husband of Gisela (Ebel), of Pottstown.

Along with her parents and husband, Geraldine is predeceased by her brothers Eugene and Jack, and sister Joyce.

A funeral service will be celebrated on Wednesday, 11:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, with Fr. Joseph Maloney officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:15 AM at the funeral home.

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john byrd

Nov-29 10:04am

The loss of a loved one does cause sadness but I would like to share a hope we all have its found in the bible at Isaiah 26:19 it says "Your dead ones will live....Theywill rise up

Mary Fallon

Dec-2 9:05am

I always heard so many good things about Ms. Kocon from her nephew, John Orandosh, who loved her dearly. My sympathies are with John and his family.


November 22, 2011
Gladys Marie Eagle, 91, of Sebring, Florida

Gladys Marie Eagle, 91, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Friday, November 18, 2011, in Avon Park, Florida. She was born July 17, 1920, to Charles Russell and Gladys (McClain) Davis in Smyrna, Delaware, and had been a resident of Sebring since 2009, coming from Pottstown, PA.

She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ in Pottstown and a member of the Doe Club of the Elks. She was active in the Ladies Auxiliaries of the Phillies, Goodwill and Upper Pottsgrove Firehouses and participated in senior and widows groups in the Tanglewood Community in Sebring.

She is survived by her son, Robert Yeager and daughter, Shirley (Richard) Miller, both of Sebring; brothers, John and Charles Davis; sisters, Charlotte Hunsinger and Martha Bealer, all of Pottstown; ten grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and thirteen great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edward Scheetz and Gerald Eagle and son Leonard Scheetz.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, 9:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown with Rev. Lisa Martin officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday from 8:30-9:15 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Pottstown Cemetery, East, Pottstown.

Contributions may be made in Gladys’ memory to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Rd., Sebring, FL 33870. 

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Bill and Judy Albright

Nov-23 8:28pm

Our condolences to Marie's family. She was a terrific lady. We missed her when she moved away from Pottstown. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


November 21, 2011
Anne Marie (Leahy) Daly, 73

Anne Marie (Leahy) Daly, 73, wife of William F. Daly, passed away at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown on November 19, 2011.

Born in Brockton, MA, on May 28, 1938, and raised in Rockland, MA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy Leahy.  Together with family she enjoyed trips to the nearby South Shore beaches and weekend visits into South Boston to visit her grandparents and picnic on Boston Common.   At a very early age, Anne found inspiration in literature and creative writing, working as a librarian after school at the Rockland Memorial Library from the age of 12.  She graduated from Rockland High School in 1956 as the editor-in-chief of both the newspaper and yearbook, sparking her life-long passion for reading and education, returning later to earn a college degree in 1980 from MONTCO and attended Kutztown University.

Anne married William in 1963 and relocated to Pennsylvania where they settled in Sanatoga.  Their family quickly grew with young sons William and Peter, and daughter, Patricia, where each received her gifts of language and creativity that enabled them to aspire, to ignite creatively and to achieve.

In recent years, Anne volunteered at the Montgomery County Literacy Network as a tutor in the adult literacy program and felt special connections each student, helping them to reach each milestone and to inspire them.  She volunteered at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center for over 20 years and also contributed to the hospital’s Senior Circle newsletter literary review.   She was active in the St. Aloysius Women’s Group and enjoyed its Book Club, group trips and time with friends.  

Along with her husband, Anne is survived by her son William Daly Jr., Wilmington, DE, daughter Patricia (Daly) Simmers, Yardley, PA, grandchildren Liam, Lucy and Thomas Simmers, her siblings Carol (Leahy) Palermo, Hanson, MA, Patricia (Leahy) Opper, Hull, MA, Dorothy (Leahy) Turner, East Falmouth, MA, and Joseph Leahy, Marshfield, MA, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her son Peter.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 10:00AM at ST. Aloysius RC Church, 223 Beech Street, Pottstown with Fr. Joseph L. Maloney officiating. Burial will follow in ST. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown.  Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 9:00AM to 9:45AM at the church welcome center.

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john byrd

Nov-22 1:39pm

sorry for your loss, at a time like this I find the Bible to be a confort at Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead ones will live....They will rise up."

Sam Cindy Boughter

Nov-22 3:09pm

So sorry to hear of your loss Bill. God bless you and your family.

MARY ELLEN FRANEY AIA

Nov-23 8:19pm

MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE DALY AND LEAHY FAMILIES.I REMEMBER THE LEAHY FAMILY WHEN THEY LIVED IN ROCKLAND AND ATTENDED ST. BRIGETS CHURCH IN ABINGTON.ANN WAS MY CCD TEACHER WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND I REMEMBER HOW KIND AND CARING SHE WAS TO EVERYONE. SHE TRULY WAS THE ESSENCE OF A FINE SWEET LADY AND WAS A WONDERFUL ROLE MODEL FOR ALL OF HER STUDENTS. I KNOW SHE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY AND MAY THE HAPPY MEMORIES YOU HAVE OF HER GIVE YOU COMFORT AND PEACE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AT THIS VERY SAD TIME.

Denise Exley

Nov-29 9:24am

Mr Daly, Will, & Patty,<br /> <br /> I'm sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I see your dad in town and know that she has had a difficult battle. I hope that you take some comfort knowing that she is celebrating this holiday in Pete & God's presence.<br /> I'm sorry for being unable to attend the services today. I hope you are all doing well.<br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> <br /> Denise Exley

JOHN BYRD

Nov-29 10:19am

God knows our pain and says he is soon going to do something at Revelation 21:4 it says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more. The former things have passed away!


November 21, 2011
Dorothy V. Drumheller, 91, of Frederick Living

Dorothy V. (Moyer) Drumheller, 91, wife of the late Leon Drumheller, passed away on Saturday at Frederick Living, in Frederick.

Born and raised in Boyertown, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Florence (Keller) Moyer.

Dorothy was a 1939 graduate of Boyertown High School and in June of 2008 attended her 70th class reunion. In her early years she was a Sunday school teacher at ST. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown.
She was retired from Ozans Pants Factory. She waitressed for her aunt Carrie and Paul Hilberts at the Barto Hotel and also in later years at the Boyertown Orioles. She loved her home, flowers and to garden and she and her late husband took many trips, and drove across the country many times.

She is survived by her sisters Anna Mae (Moyer) Bitler, wife of Charles F. Bitler Jr. of Pottstown, Helen (Moyer) Pavlick, wife of the late Joseph Pavlick, of Pottstown, Ethel (Moyer) Troop, wife of Francis Troop, of Elverson; brothers Paul L. Moyer, husband of Linda, of Yountsville, CA., and Karl Moyer Walters, husband of Dianne, of Newark, DE.; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her son Rodman “Sonny” Benfield and brothers John F., David L. and Robert Moyer.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville with Dr. Brad Mellon officiating. Burial will follow in Spangsville Cemetery, Oley. Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

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November 21, 2011
Betty Morriss, 94, of Gilbertsville

Betty (Michell) Morriss, 94, of Gilbertsville, wife of the late Jack Morriss, passed away on Sunday at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville.

Born in Cardiff, Wales, UK, she was the daughter of the late Edward P. and Alice M. (Seward) Michell.
Betty enjoyed traveling, sewing and her flower gardens.

Surviving is her son Colin Morriss, husband of Jan, of Gilbertsville; grandchildren Stephen Morriss, husband of Amy, of Exeter and Jackie Ruggiere, wife of Gerard, of Plano, TX; and great grandson Michael, Anthony, Nicholas and Robbie.

Services and interment are private.

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Bob Mercedas Gurniak

Nov-22 8:32am

Colin,Jan and family.<br /> We are saddened by your loss. <br /> We had the pleasure of meeting Mum and we know you will miss her dearly.<br /> She is now at peace.<br /> God bless her and the family.<br /> Mercedas & Bob Gurniak

Shari Bowen

Nov-23 9:08am

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed dearly.<br /> <br /> Shari Bowen<br /> (Sharon's daughter)


November 21, 2011
Gertrude F. Waldheim, 93, of Pottstown

Gertrude F. (Wyanski) Waldheim, 93, of North Coventry Twp., wife of the late Robert F. Waldheim, passed away on Friday at Manatawny Manor.

Born in Long Island, NY, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Gertrude (Kelly) Wyanski.

Gertrude worked for NY Telephone Co. as an operator for 17 years and at Ole Towne Jewelers in Pottstown as a salesclerk for 10 years.

Surviving is her daughter Roberta Peterman of North Coventry Twp., her son Charles Waldheim, husband of Gail, of Hamilton, OH.; her brothers Frank Seaman of FL., James Wyanski of NY., and Richard Wyanski of Mass.; 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents she is predeceased by son-in-law Earl Peterman, her brother Robert Wyanski and 2 sisters, Cathrine Sheller and Mary Friedler.

Services and interment in Long Island National Cemetery are private.

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Debbie Glanski

Nov-21 3:24pm

Bert, Sandy, Emily, Bryan,<br /> I'm so sad to hear of Gert's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her and her great sense of humor. I will pray that you have the strength during this holiday season and onward. I'm here if you need me.<br /> Love,<br /> Debbie

Cathy Calhoun

Nov-23 7:11pm

Dear Bert, Sandy, & Family,<br /> I am so sorry to hear about losing such a colorful woman as Gert. She & I had so many laughs together it brought tears to my eyes. What a fun Mother and Grandmother you both had. I can still hear her hollaring at me when I didn't know the difference between a ruby and a sapphire! I will love her forever!<br /> Cathy


November 18, 2011
Webster Lee (Jake) Hartline, 78, of Exeter

Webster Lee (Jake) Hartline, 78 of Exeter, husband of Kathleen M. (Borgiet) Hartline, passed away on Wednesday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading.

Born in Amityville, he was the son of the late Lawrence A. and Esther E. (Koch) Hartline.

Jake was a 1951 graduate of the former Amity High School.  He was a Korean Army veteran and a member of St. Catharine of Siena RC Church in Reading.

Surviving with his wife of 56 years are daughters LeeAnn Van Horn and Laurie L. Moyer, both of Douglassville and Helaine L. Truax, wife of Jeffrey, of Phoenixville; sister Gladys Madeira of Douglassville; grandchildren CW2 Gregory D. Van Horn, husband of Jennifer, of Killeen, TX, Lt. Jeffrey A. Van Horn, husband of Sara, of Biloxi, MS, Nash B. Moyer of Douglassville and Kaitlyn A. Truax of Phoenixville; and 4 great granddaughters.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 10:30AM at St. Catharine of Siena RC Church, 4975 Boyertown Pike, Reading, with Fr. Eugene Ritz officiating.  Entombment will follow in Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum, Pottstown.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:00AM to 10:15AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jake’s name to St. Catharine of Siena RC Church, 2427 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, PA 19606.

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Mike Cross

Nov-20 9:42am

Dear Kathy and family,<br /> I was so sorry to hear about Jake. We had so many good times together over the years and shared many rounds of golf and drinks. I will always remember his hearty laugh. He is probably playing a round of golf in heaven today with Sam and Roy.<br /> Sincerely, Mike

Andrea Ruffner Peterson family

Nov-21 7:36pm

Thinking of you with deepest sympathy at this difficult time.


November 16, 2011
Violet Duym Swann, 90

Violet Duym Swann, 90, died Tuesday at Parkhouse Providence Pointe. She was the wife of the late Eugene B. Swann. Born in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John and Lillian Duym.

Mrs. Swann was the Coty Girl at Kresge and Bambergers department stores in Newark, NJ. She retired to Jensen Beach, FL where she enjoyed fishing, painting, reading, and her cat.

Survivors include a son, Eugene J. Swann and wife Sandra; granddaughter, Susan, wife of Douglas McKain; grandson, Michael Swann, husband of Tricia; great grandchildren, Rya Bo McKain and Jackson Ryan Swann.

Mrs. Swann will be interred with her husband, Eugene, at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkhouse Providence Pointe, 1600 Black Rock Road, Royersford, PA 19468.

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November 14, 2011
Janeann Archambault, 67, of Boyertown

Janeann (Milano) Archambault, 67, of Boyertown, wife of David F. Archambault Sr., passed away on Sunday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Darby, PA, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Louise (Izzi) Milano.

Janeann was a member of St. Columbkill RC Church in Boyertown where she was an active volunteer in many aspects of the church. She was an avid reader and a member of the Boyertown Book club. She also loved her dogs very much.

Surviving with her husband of 48 years are her sons David F. Archambault Jr., Daniel F. Archambault and Dennis P. Archambault; her sister Mary Lou DeFruscio; and granddaughter Heather M. Archambault.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 11:00AM at St. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, with Fr. Martin F. Kern officiating. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

Memorial donations may be made in Janeann’s name to the Humane Society of Berks Co., 1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604.

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john byrd

Nov-16 11:09am

it is always sad when a love one dies but its good to look to the bible when things like this happen and in Isaiah 26:19 it says "Your dead ones will live.... They will rise up." now thats something to look forard to.


November 14, 2011
Brenda Lee Quinn, 45, of Boyertown
Brenda Lee “Casey” (Fuller) Quinn, 45, of Boyertown, formerly of Henderson, NV., companion of Darrell K. Kean, passed away on Friday at her home.

Born in Fallbrook, CA, she was the daughter of Steven Fuller and Barbara (Casey) Fuller of Fallbrook, CA.

Brenda attended Journey Church in Phoenixville.  She is an animal lover and was active throughout her life in combating animal cruelty and promoting animal rescue.

Along with Darrell and her parents she is survived by her son William M. Quinn of Henderson, NV; her brothers Steve Fuller, husband of Tracy, Darryle Fuller, husband of Jeni, and Daniel Fuller, husband of Tara, as well as sister Bonnie, wife of Scott Thomas, all of Henderson, NV.

A funeral service will be on Wednesday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E.  Phila., Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

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cindy schoenly

Nov-15 6:57am

Deepest sympathies to Darrell and her family. Brenda's smile would always light up the room. It is important to focus on those good memories, and the light she brought into our lives.

Denise Brown

Nov-25 9:35am

My deepest and most respectful condolences to the family and friends of Brenda Lee Quinn. It is never easy coping with the loss of a child, parent or companion. May you all draw close to the God of all comfort who promises to keep and sustain you at this most difficult time.- Psalm 55:22. The Holy Scriptures tell us that "The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it."- Psalm 37:29. Yes, we are promised that our dear loved ones lost in death shall arise to life again here on a restored paradise earth. -Acts 24:15. May we all live our lives in such a way that we will be there to greet them!<br /> Sorrowfully submitted,<br /> Denise Brown<br />


November 11, 2011
Charles A. Schwager Sr., 84, of Pottstown
Charles A. Schwager Sr., 84, of Pottstown, husband of Geraldine (Trumbauer) Schwager, passed away on Thursday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Phoenixville, he was the son of the late Frank and Lillian (Slonaker) Schwager.

Charles was a US Army veteran. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #369 in Pottstown, the West End Fire Co., and a life member of #1 Fire Company in Stowe. Charles worked for the Perkiomen Valley School District as a security guard retiring from there in 1989.

Surviving with his wife of 63 years are children Betty Lou Carmean of Pottstown, Charles A. Schwager Jr., husband of Isabel, of Schwenksville, Elvis Schwager, husband of Penny, of Pottstown, Beverly Hopson, wife of Allen, of Sanatoga, and Mary Levengood, wife of Brian, of Chester; 15 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his son Troy Schwager and his sisters Mary Lou Comaford and Lillian Favinger.

A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc. 711 N. Franklin Street. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00AM to 10:45AM on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Dolores Barry Dougherty Ehrhart

Nov-12 10:08am

May Charles R.I.P.. May God Bless his survivors, especially his wife, Deena.<br /> Charles was the son of my grandmother, Jennie (Schwager)Heany's brother. My mother was Freda (Heany)Barry. I was very saddened to read about Charles. It's been a long time since I've seen him. May God be with you in your time of need. Charles is in Jesus' hands now. God Bless you & your family.

Heather Jeff Bird

Nov-14 9:00am

Our deepest sympathies to the whole Schwager Family. We feel truely blessed to have known Pop for the few short years that we have. We missed his infectious smile at the beach so much this past summer and will remember and hold him deeply in our hearts. <br /> <br /> Heather & Jeff


November 11, 2011
Kathy L. (Beekley) Smith, 62, of North Coventry Twp.
Kathy L. (Beekley) Smith, 62, of North Coventry Twp., Pottstown, wife of Carl E. Smith, passed away on Thursday at home with her family by her side.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Arthur D. and Evelyn L. (Yocom) Beekley.
Kathy was a member of Cedarville United Methodist Church where she was a previous Sunday School teacher and a 1967 graduate of Owen J. Roberts. She worked for Doehler Jarvis in Pottstown for 27 years and for Softmart Inc. of Downingtown for the past 15 years. Kathy was a member of her Bonko Club, enjoyed walking, going to auctions and the beach.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Kathy was known by her family and friends as a kind-hearted, selfless, and caring person.  She had a vibrant outlook on life that uplifted those around her.

Surviving with her husband of 27 years is daughter Mandi L. Knowles, wife of Daniel, of Pottstown and son Carl Jay Smith of Gilbertsville; brothers F. Leland Beekley, husband of Marie, of Casper, WY and Richard A. Beekley, husband of Patrice, of Pottstown; her twin sister Karen L. Miller, wife of David, of Pottstown; grandchildren Stephanie Smith, wife of Paul Evans of Sassmansville, Carl Jay Smith, Jr of Gilbertsville, Casey Smith of Stowe and Brayden Knowles of Pottstown. Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 11:00AM at Cedarville United Methodist Church, 1092 Laurelwood Road, Pottstown with Rev. Sherry L. Lantz officiating. Entombment will follow in Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum, Pottstown. Visitation will be on Tuesday at the church from 9:00AM to 10:45AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kathy’s name to the PA Lung Cancer Partnership, P.O. Box 13060, Philadelphia, PA 19101 or the VNA of Pottstown and Vicinity, 1963 East High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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SISTER INLAW ROSEY

Nov-11 7:36pm

kathy was such a good persen loved & miss by all

Sharon Baker Ellis

Nov-12 9:48am

I'm so very sorry to hear about Kathy. My condolences goes out to the whole family. <br /> <br /> Karen, we have gone all through school together and as you and Kathy being twins I can't imagine your heart ache. I know what it's like to lose a loved one from Cancer. My companion passed away 3 years ago with the same thing. So please accept my deepest sympathy. Trust me in time it will get a little easier. God bless you all.

Joanne Scottoline

Nov-15 4:26am

I am sorry about Kathy's passing. What a wonderful person she was. Always a smile on her face.

Ryan Clevesy

Nov-15 12:59pm

Kathy was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed. Please accept my greatest sympathies and condolences.


November 8, 2011
Alexa N. Bailey, 10, beloved daughter and sister

Alexa N. Bailey, 10 of Pottstown, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Monday, Nov. 7 with her family by her side.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of Brett R. Bailey of Birdsboro and Stephanie L. (Dawson) Bailey and her companion Michael Hughes of Pottstown.

Alexa loved singing and dancing so much she was known as Lexi the Rockstar to her family and friends. She enjoyed arts & crafts and swimming. She bravely fought cancer for six years. Lexi was a beloved daughter, sister and friend, and will be sadly missed.

Surviving with her parents is her brother Dylan J. and her sisters Brittany M. and Savannah L. Bailey; her paternal grandmother Karen M. (Pace) Bailey and her maternal Grandparents Tim M. and Deborah S. (Gray) Dawson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, 10:00AM at Pottsgrove Middle School, 1351 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown with Rev. Stuart Luce officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held on Nov. 19th, 1:00PM at Red Corner in Douglassville, 465 Red Corner Road, Douglassville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Love4Lexi, 61 Pebble Beach Lane, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Kathy DiRocco

Nov-9 4:16am

Dear Lois,<br /> While I send condolences to the Bailey family, I especially pray God will ease the intense pain in your heart from the loss of Lexi. You were by Lexi's side throughout her valient battle, as her most fervent caregiver and advocate. God Bless you Lois, and Eternal Memory Lexi.<br /> With Love,<br /> Kathy

Betty

Nov-9 10:47am

My husband and I attended a benefit for alexa a few years ago. May God comfort you and give you strength during this difficult sad time.<br /> <br /> Betty from Linfield, PA

Joanie Brittany Reiter Former Clients of Stephanie

Nov-9 4:39pm

Stephanie ... our deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your little angel rest in peace!

donna hodacz

Nov-9 7:48pm

So very sorry to read of Alexa's passing. Know that she is still with you. She knows that love and family are life, and she has that. Love Donna

Marge Barry Bowman

Nov-13 7:53pm

As member of Little Zion Lutheran Church, we knew Lexi when she was much younger and full of spunk. We were saddened to hear of her passing and pray that you will find comfort knowing that there are many prayers being offered for your support. She has been on Little Zion's prayer list since knowledge of her illness was known. Know that God is taking her into his arms at this very moment and Lexi is looking down on you. Marge & Barry Bowman

kelsey b

Nov-14 11:31am

I didnt know Lexi very well but the stuff i heard about her. she was a wonderful daughter and sister.


November 7, 2011
George H. Lightcap Sr., 66, of Gilbertsville

George H. Lightcap Sr., 66, of Gilbertsville, husband of Dianne M. (Gaugler) Lightcap, passed away on Sunday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late George W. and Hazel C. (Olinger) Lightcap.

George worked for Overnight Transportation, retiring after 30 plus years of service. He later worked for Jesse Baro part time for 4 years. He was a member of the West End Fire Co., St. Gabriele’s Lodge, the Knights of Columbus in Stowe and the Pottstown VFW Post #780. George enjoyed racing stock cars when he was younger. He loved spending time at the mountains riding 4 wheelers with his grandchildren and hunting with the boys.

Surviving with his wife of 48 years are sons George H. Lightcap Jr., Timothy G. Lightcap, husband of Michele P.; daughter Tammie J. Hoffman, wife of James A. Hoffman Jr.; grandchildren Chad Lightcap, husband of Heather, Brittany, Alysa and Tiffany Lightcap and Brandyne and Samantha Hoffman; his brothers Ronald, Donald, and Vernest Lightcap and sister Janet Friedel. Also surviving is his dog Reptar.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 2:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Stuart Luce officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00PM to 2:15PM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s name to the Relay for Life of Pottstown, American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road, Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

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Bob Tagert

Nov-8 8:47am

Donald,<br /> My deepest sympathy on your death of your brother, George. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.<br /> Bob Tagert

Dave Kathi Forke

Nov-8 9:56am

To Diane and Family, With our deepest sympathy on the passing of George. I remember all the good years of hunting together in the mountains.

Deborah hampton Lash

Nov-9 8:25am

So sorry to hear about George. We will keep you all in our prayers.We have lots of fond memories of him .

Neapco Retirees Victor Jacketti

Nov-9 3:14pm

Our sincere sympanthy to the Family.

Dave Kay Dutton

Nov-9 5:55pm

George you will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of grief.


November 3, 2011
Bernard “Ben” Liberatori, 81, of Stowe

Bernard “Ben” Liberatori, 81, of Stowe, formerly of Morea, PA, Brooklyn, NY, and Trenton, NJ, husband of the late Marie (DeNicco) Liberatori of fifty-three years passed away suddenly on Monday, All Saint’s Day.

Born in Morea, he was the son of the late Bernardo and Rose (DeNick) Liberatori.

Bernard was an amateur musician, playing the saxophone and clarinet in the Pottstown Community Spirit Band and the Pottsgrove Community Band where he played up until last spring. He was a lifetime member of the Stowe Lion’s Club, the Knights of Columbus, and St. Gabriel’s Lodge in Stowe, as well as an active member at St. Columbkill and St. Gabriel’s Parishes. Ben was a devout Catholic who often visited the Padre Pio shrine. He enjoyed spending time with his six Grandchildren and watching them sing, play instruments and perform.  Through his three step-grandsons, he became an avid Phillies fan late in life.

Surviving 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; grandchildren Sarabeth and Amanda Steckerl, Michelle Blystone-Holland wife of Ethan, and Kristin Blystone, Gabrielle and Ben Davidheiser; step-grandchildren Josh, Ryan, and Jason Capinski; brother Retired Lieutenant Colonel Francis Liberatori husband of Ann; and many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, and nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents and wife, Bernard is predeceased by a son-in-law Barry Blystone, and granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth, brother Anthony C. Liberatori and his wife Ida, and a sister Maybelline Syers and her husband Don and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

A funeral service will be celebrated Monday, 11:00 AM at St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, Boyertown, with Fr. Marty Kern officiating along with Bernard's cousin, Fr. Dennis Apoldite. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Sunday from 6:30-7:45 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown and Monday 10:15-10:45 AM at St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, PA 19512.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernard’s memory to the National Center for Padre Pio, 111 Barto Road, Barto, PA 19504 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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Marie Walther

Nov-3 3:27pm

My prayer are with you Joe and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. God be with you and yours.

Stephanie Stamm

Nov-4 8:25am

I am so sorry. My deepest sympathy to you, Ben, and your family.

kenneth bernard syers

Nov-4 9:51am

i am very sorry to here about the <br /> passing of uncle benny. he was a<br /> all around great man.i always looked up to him.he had the patience and wisdom of a saint.<br /> i will miss him.

Jane Robinson

Nov-4 3:07pm

Sandi,<br /> My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.<br /> --Hugs from Janie

Myla Uppercue

Nov-4 3:36pm

Sandi - Thinking of you and your sisters and their families at this difficult time.

Francis Liberatori

Nov-5 9:31am

Ben was my brother and my good friend throughout life. We were so sorry to hear of his passing. We are glad that we visited Ben a few months ago when we visited together our birthplace Morea Colliary and the Padre Pio shine. Ben was totally selfless starting as a youth of 10 years old. When my father died he was 10 years old and I 6. Since mom had to go to work she could no longer care for her blind mother. Ben moved into her house and took care of her till the day she died. Homes in Morea Colliary were heated by coal. Ben went to the coal colliary waste dumps<br /> to pick coal for our home (starting at the age of 10). He went to Brooklyn NY to work in a factory during summers and almost all the money he made he gave to mom to help support the family. In fact from 1940 to his marriage to Marie in the fifties he continued to work and give most of his salary to mom. I was able to go to college in great part because of the selfless nature of brother Ben. Ann and I enjoyed visiting Ben, Marie and family (and their friends) over the past half century. We had many good long talks by phone--which I will miss immensely. Ann and I wish we could be at the funeral but due to medical problems we can't be there. We will be there in spirit and by our prayers for him down here in Florida. Dear brother may you rest in peace in heaven with Marie and the departed Liberatori and DeNicco family members who you loved so much. Your loving brother Francis and Ann Liberatori


November 3, 2011
Margaret R. Esposito, 94, of Douglassville

Margaret R. Esposito, 94, of Douglassville, formerly of Lavallette, NJ, wife of the late Frank L. Esposito, passed away Tuesday at her residence.

Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Olga (Reiman) Rinau.

Margaret was an avid reader and especially enjoyed crossword puzzles.

Surviving is daughter Diane J. Angulo wife of Lawrence of Douglassville; grandchildren Allison Moser wife of Jason of Blandon, PA, and Christopher of Lavallette, NJ; and eight great grandchildren.

Including her parents and husband, Margaret is also predeceased by her son Franklin Esposito of Lavallette, NJ.

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November 2, 2011
Colleen Brennan, 36, of Pottstown

Colleen Brennan, 36, of Pottstown, wife of John R. Brennan Jr. passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 2, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. 

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Joseph J. and Maryanne (Morrissey) Loftus of Ivyland, PA.

Colleen received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from DeSales University in Center Valley and her MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.  She worked as an accounting manager at Comcast in Oaks until 2006 and volunteered at St. Francis Academy School in Bally.

She was a member of St. Columbkill R.C. Church in Boyertown and Brookside Country Club in Pottstown.  Colleen loved being at the shore in Ocean City, NJ and most of all loved being a mom to Jack.

Surviving along with her parents is a son, Jack; a brother Timothy J. Loftus, husband of Nandini  of Bethlehem; and her sister Karen, wife of Dennis Murphy of Somerton, PA.  Also surviving is a nephew Thomas Murphy.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday Nov. 5, 2011 at 11:30 AM at St. Columbkill R.C. Church, 200 Indian Springs Rd., Boyertown with Joseph G. Morrissey O.S.F.S. officiating.  Burial will be private.  Visitation will be Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St, Pottstown and Saturday from 10:30 to 11:15 at the church.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to The American Cancer Society, c/o National Penn Bank, 1830 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464 c/o Joan Gehris, and/or The Lungevity Foundation, 435 N. Lasalle St., Suite 310, Chicago, IL  60654 or on line at Lungevity.org.

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Jim and Megan Owens Lang

Nov-3 8:36am

We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Brennan/Loftus families. Colleen was a wonderful person and mom & will be forever missed!!!

Mike Betty Kuzma

Nov-3 9:40am

A light has been turned off, and the world is a darker place without Colleen. Our deepest sympathy to the family, we are here for you.

Bob McElroy

Nov-3 10:19am

My deepest condolences to the Brennan/Loftus Families. Colleen's courageous never give up fight, is an inspiration. Rest in Peace.

Mitchell Novitsky

Nov-3 11:06am

John-My deepest condolences on your loss! I lost a sister several years ago who was also 36--Be strong, and know that everyone is praying for you and supports you!-Mitch

Randy wallin

Nov-3 1:25pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you JB and Jack. and aslo with the rest of Colleens family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Heather Moore

Nov-3 1:43pm

John - I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Nina Decker

Nov-3 2:46pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. RIP Colleen.

Margie Misciascio

Nov-3 2:55pm

Joe and family, my deepest sympathies. May God bless all of you with His peace and wrap His loving arms around you as you bear your grief. <br /> God can heal in atleast two ways, making us better or taking us home. Colleen is home in heaven now but her love will always be with you.

Tracie Donaghy

Nov-4 6:52am

Joe & family, <br /> <br /> My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

Josephine Martinez

Nov-4 7:28am

To the family and friends of Colleen, I wanted to extend to you my deepest condolences. I wanted you to know working with Colleen for the time I did, she is an extremely loving person and a great mommy. We had fun talking about Little Jack and all of the fun things he did. She is a courageous mother and my dear friend. I will miss her terribly. May God's loving light shine upon her as she is the sweetest angel we can ever have. Love you Always! Josie

Chris Puzo

Nov-4 8:58am

Là où il y a le désespoir, que je mette l'espérance.<br /> <br /> My condolences.

Carol Brenstuhl

Nov-4 9:09am

John,<br /> <br /> My thoughts and prayers are with you, your son Jack and your entire family.<br /> <br /> God Bless

Rich Beaudoin

Nov-4 9:14am

My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Loftus and Brennan families for their loss. Colleen will be dearly missed.

Colleen Servis

Nov-4 9:44am

When the pain seems too much to bear, remember that God is with you. May you rest in peace Colleen.

Jean Wimmer

Nov-4 9:55am

Dear John and family,<br /> <br /> My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I had the pleasure of meeting both you and Colleen this past summer at Brookside Country Club. She was a fighter and a very determined woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jack.

Chuck Katten

Nov-4 10:40am

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Brennan/Loftus families. Take comfort that Jack now has a special angel watching over him from Heaven. God Bless you all.

ChuckKatten

Nov-4 11:15am

I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Colleen's family. Her courageous fight against cancer will always be an inspiration. May her soul rest in peace and my God's Blessing be on all of the family members.

Jim and Arlene Grant

Nov-5 6:32am

John,Jack and family.please accept our deepest sympathy at this most difficult time.Both Jim and I seen first hand the love that Colleen had for Jack.May God bless all of you.<br /> <br /> Jim and Arlene<br /> Peterborough <br /> Ontario

Mr Bob Glenn

Nov-5 7:34am

John,<br /> I am so very sorry over your loss of Colleen. She was a real trooper and fought a very tough battle. I pray for you, Jack and the soul of your wonderful wife.<br /> My sincere condolences.<br /> Mr. Glenn

Joanne Horstmann

Nov-5 9:45am

My prayers and thoughts are with you. Colleen was a lovely girl.

Deb Waters

Nov-7 10:50am

Hi Tim - thinking of you this am and sending prayers and love.<br /> Hope you are well and will return to us soon. Hugs to Nandini. Deb/267-847-4141

Peg Conway

Nov-13 8:19pm

dear Tim and family. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and meditations. love, Peg


October 31, 2011
Lindsey Amanda Marie Walters, 24, beloved daughter and sister

Lindsey Amanda Marie “Lynzz” Walters, 24, of Pottstown, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of Cecilia Louise (Gegor) and Keith Poole and Edwin B. Walters.

Lindsey attended St. Pius X High School in Pottstown and graduated from Upattinas in 2006. She enjoyed working and hanging out with her niece. She was a beloved daughter, sister and aunt and best friend to her mother and sister. She will be sadly missed.

Surviving with her parents is her sister Asere Victoria Lynn Morgan, wife of Douglas, of Pottstown; niece Reece Cecilia Morgan; and brothers Michael and Steven Walters.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5th at 4:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Joseph Dietz officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00PM to 3:45PM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lindsey’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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Linda Hildebrand

Oct-31 6:00pm

We were so sad to hear of Lindsey's tragic passing. Our hearts go out to you. She will always be remembered with love. Linda & Dave Hildebrand

Debbie and Richie Diamond

Nov-1 10:01am

We would like to send our deepest condolences to Lindsey's father Barry whom we met Lindsey and the rest of Lindsey's family. She was a sweet girl. We are so glad we got the chance to know her. GOD BLESS YOU. REST IN PEACE LINDSEY. I KNOW YOUR WINGS ARE BEAUTIFUL.

Jessica

Nov-1 10:09am

We love you Lynn*z The good die young! You were such a great human being! Your smile was beautiful and you could always brighten up a room with that! You were my best friend when we were growing up we grew apart and went our seperate ways but you will always remain in my heart and my mind. I thought of you often. One day we will see you in heaven until keep smiling and shining down on all of us! I know you would have wanted all of us to still be happy and smile <3 I love you Lindsey Amanda Marie Walters xoxo mwah xoxo

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Nov-1 10:24am

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss of Lindsey. She was a very sweet person and always friendly to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness. Linda (Deitrick)Scheifley and family

Barbara S Lenzi

Nov-1 1:10pm

Dear family,I just found out about your loss and I feel so overwhelmed and sad. I know God is with you at this time. Please know that ALL of you are in and will be in my prayers and thoughts. God bless you. Love, Aunt Barbara

Mr and Mrs Eric Bumbarger

Nov-1 5:02pm

To Asere and family...We send our sincerest condolences during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. Love, Eric and Jaci Bumbarger and kids xoxo

Denise Rosenbberg

Nov-2 10:04am

To all of Lindseys family, Im am so sorry for your loss. I love Lindsey and I tried to guide her for as long as she would let me and listen to me. I lost my 25 yr old step daughter two yrs ago to drugs and suiside and this has changed my whole life. I will miss Lindsey dearly we worked together at Piazza Hyundai.She was a beauitful girl and fun to be around no matter what weight she was. I told this when were dieting together when she first came back to work for us the second time. She really had it together for a long time. Im going to miss her big beauitful smile and her laugh...Im soo sorry if you ever want to talk please call me. 215 390-0418.sincerely Denise

Melissa Sicilia Nagle

Nov-2 10:14am

So many memories filled my head when I heard the news. All the fun times we had as kids, I know I haven't seen you in ten years but I remember so many fun times together. I know you were loved by so many and will be truely missed. Our memories will never fade and always be special to me. May you rest in peace beautiful girl.

Donna Piazza Hyundai

Nov-2 11:56am

My deepest sympathy on the loss of such a beautiful & spirited person. May god be with you thru this difficult time & know that Lindsey's memory lives on thru the lives she touched, even if for a short moment. May God bless you.

Kit Mugler

Nov-2 4:44pm

Dear Cici,<br /> I am so sorry to have read of Lindsey's<br /> passing. I remember her as a cute little girl playing with her sister Aserè & Kimmy Monroe on Warren St.<br /> My condolences & prayers to you and<br /> your family.<br /> Sincerely,<br /> Kit Mugler<br /> (Nellie Mensick's sister)<br />

Helen I Coller Kimmel

Nov-3 10:06am

CiCi and Family - I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Helen (formerly Helen Shriver)

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Nov-3 10:42am

Our Lynzz will be missed in a big way by me, my wife Michele, and our girls Crystal and Ashley.... she was a very bright star in our lives, our home, and a dear friend. God bless her for coming into our lives! We rest assured knowing she is watched over in heaven.<br /> Doug Shaeffer

JoAnn Dave Robinson

Nov-3 11:14pm

Dear CeCe & family: Words are never enough to express our sadness in the loss of your beautiful daughter, Lindsey. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

BONNIE JOANN

Nov-4 6:50pm

Cece,Asere&Family,You are in our prayers.If ever you need anything we are only a phone call away.God Bless you all & help you thru this most difficult time. Sincerest sympathy, Bon & Jo

allen leets jr

Nov-5 9:12am

my regrets to the family of Lindsey. I only worked with her for a short time but in that time i have grown to admire her. She will be missed by me and many of my coworkers. R I P Lindsey!!

Stacy Rogers Felix Leon

Jan-9 1:18pm

We would like to send our deepest condolences to "Lynzz"<br /> family... We just found out about your loss and we are so overwhelmed with sadness.. We met Lindsey this summer 2011 in Wildwood NJ where we became good friends.. Lynzz you we will be truly deeply missed by alot of people who love you! Even though we didnt know each other that long you will always hold a very sepcial place in our heart we had some great memories and we are glad you came into our life when you did!! xoxo You may be gone but never forgotten... R.I.P. beautiful angel

cecilia Poole Mother

Jan-24 5:55pm

My Dearest Baby Girl, there is not a second that goes by that I am not thinking and missing you. I know that you know how much this is hurting me,you are my everything and will always be.All my Love Mommy


October 31, 2011
Jonathan R. Allebach, 64, beloved father and grandfather

Jonathan R. “Chico” Allebach, 64, of Birdsboro, husband of the late Linda A. (Waters) Allebach, passed away on Thursday at Reading Hospital.

Born in Reading, and formerly of Oaks, he was the son of the late Barbara Jernigan.

Jonathan worked for Stoudts Ferry Preparation Co. for 15 years retiring in 2007. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, crafts and loved to do puzzles.

He is survived by his son Jonathan Allebach Jr.; daughters Debra Hurley, wife of William, Jennifer Burris, wife of John, Samantha Henkel, and Bonnie Rosado, wife of Manuel; 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and his canine companion Oscar.

Services and interment are private.

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October 24, 2011
Mary Ryan Miller 87, of Sanatoga

Mary Ryan Miller age 87, of Sanatoga, wife of sixty-seven years to the late George A. Miller, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 at Meadowood Retirement Community.

Born in Collingdale, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Doyle) Ryan.

All who knew Mary loved her for her kindness, caring and love. She was always there when you needed her.   

She leaves behind children, Marianne M. Lewis, George J. Miller, Gail M. Hoynash wife of Pete, Christine A. Swem wife of Tom, seven Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren.

A funeral service will be celebrated Saturday October 29, 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, with Hospice Chaplain Joseph B. Dietz officiating.  Burial will follow in STS Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

Mary joins her husband George, six sisters, three brothers and her Mom & Dad who hold her wings.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to Montgomery Home Care & Hospice, 25 West Fornace Street, Norristown, PA  19401.

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Jacqueline Arthur V Jenkins Jr

Oct-28 12:31pm

We have many fond memories of Aunt Mary.She was there when I lost my Mom to confort us,she and Uncle George were always there when you needy a shoulder to cry on or a laugh about thing when we were little.She was my Mothers sister and they all stuck together to help each other and their neices & nephews know matter what. She will be sadly missed. But now she is a rest with all that have gone before her.Love Jackie & Artie and Family

Jacqueline E Jenkins

Oct-28 12:50pm

TO: Marianne,Chris,George and Gail and there families so sorry for you loss. But your Mom is in a better place now, she is at rest with the Lord.your Mom was a special Aunt she was funny, very thoghtful, kind and a very helpful she sure helped me many times in my life. I will always keep her in my thoughts and memories. Your Neice Jackie Bun


October 24, 2011
Charles E. Blockson Jr., 97, of Norristown

Charles E. Blockson Jr., 96, of Norristown, husband of the late Annie B. (Parker) Blockson who dies in 1988, passed away on Monday at Golden Living Center, Phoenixville.

Born in Montgomery, CO., he was the son of the late Charles E. Sr. and Elizabeth (Cabell) Blockson.

Charles was a self-employed contractor for Blockson & Son Construction for 50 years, retiring in 1995.
He was a member of the Norristown Elks Lodge #714, Norristown F & AM, and Siloam Baptist Church in Norristown where he was a member of the Choir. Charles loved to ski, golf and hunt too.

He is survived by his son Charles L. Blockson of Gweynedd and James E. Blockson of Charlotte, NC; daughters Mary Ann Barber of Sanatoga, Betty Elizabeth Thompson of Pottstown, Caroline Caulker of Douglassville, and Gertrude Poage of Pottstown. Also surviving are a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his sons Richard E. and Willie D. Blockson and his brother David Blockson.

A graveside service will be on Friday, 10:00AM at Morris Cemetery, 428 Nutt Road, Phoenixville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 701 N. Broad Street, Phila., PA 19123 or American Red Cross, PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018.

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D Matthews

Oct-25 3:20pm

My sympathy to the family.

Charles L Mason

Oct-27 7:58am

The special man who guided you and taught you and in all your hours of need was standing by , this man who made you laugh so often would never, never want you to cry.<br /> So even in this time of separation, surely he would want your heart to be cheered by thoughts of just how much he loved you ...how close he'll always stay in memory.<br /> God Bless and keep you .

Halvin T Blocksom

Nov-3 5:20pm

To our beloved family:<br /> So sorry to hear of the passing of such a treasured family member--(We were out of town when the notice came) <br /> We wish you well and pray God's comfort for you all!<br /> THE BLOCKSOMS IN DELAWARE


October 18, 2011
Richard T. Padden, 64, of Birdsboro

Richard T. “Rick” Padden, 64, of Birdsboro, wife of Sandra L. (Steinmetz) Padden, passed away suddenly on Monday at Reading Hospital.

Born in Ashland, he was the son of the late Walter J.  and Dorothy B. (Lobos) Padden.

Rick worked in quality control and production for Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., SEAMCO, Mack Truck, Stanley G. Flagg Co., Boyertown Casket Co., and LNP Engineering Plastics (SABIC). He was a member of the Skyline Cruisers Auto Club and enjoyed traveling and going to car shows with Sandi. He was also a former member of the Pottstown Knights of Columbus Council 1192. Rick was an avid sports fan who loved to follow the Eagles, Phillies, and NASCAR.

Surviving with his wife of 37 years is his son Ryan E. Padden of Wyomissing; and his sister Denise A. Loshnowsky, wife of Robert, of Pottstown.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 2:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00PM to 1:45PM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made in Rick’s name to the American Heart Assoc., PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

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The Taney s

Oct-18 8:13pm

Sandi, and Ryan, We are very sorry Rick has passed. He was a great guy and the best neighbor anyone could ask for. The kids loved him. We hope the years of love and good times are a comfort to you. Many thoughts, love and prayers for you.<br /> Kelli, Aaron, Kate, Alli and Keith

Dolly Fermamento

Oct-19 7:37am

Sandi,<br /> My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, at this difficult time.

Claire McDermott

Oct-19 10:38am

Sandi, please know that you and Ryan are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish the good times that you and Rick shared over the past 37 years.<br /> <br /> With sincere sympathy,<br /> Claire McDermott

Sue Chomnuk

Oct-19 1:09pm

Sandy and Ryan - I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Sheryl Ken

Oct-21 7:03pm

Sandi & Ryan,<br /> Our hearts go out to you for the pain of loss that you feel. Rick was such a great guy - a very special brother-in-law to us, and a loving husband and caring dad. We have many good memories that we'll cherish forever! Guess it was his "time to break camp" (as he always used to say!). Though we can't be with you in person, please know you are in our thoughts. We love you both very much! Love, Sheryl & Ken

Larry Marcia Mast

Oct-23 8:01pm

Sandra - We are sorry we had to miss Richard's funeral yesterday. Please know you and<br /> your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.

Reginald Leister

Oct-25 2:09pm

To Richard's wife and family.<br /> So sorry to learn of his passing. My memories recall his infectious laugh from high school and the parties at his home....so many years ago.You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.<br /> Reg Leister-St Pius Classmate

Bonnie John Russ

Nov-8 7:00pm

Sandi,<br /> We are so sorry to hear of Rick's passing. It has been a long time since we last saw you and Rick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Bonnie & John


October 13, 2011
Agnes N. Sell, 74, of Pottstown

Agnes N. (Epps) Sell, 74, of Pottstown, wife of Terry L. Sell, passed away on Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Virgilina, VA, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Lydia Epps.

Agnes was a member of Linfield UCC Church, the Linfield Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and the Pottstown Senior Center.  In addition, she was also a Hospice Volunteer for the Pottstown Visiting Nurses Association. She worked for Harleysville Insurance for 12 years and at the Spring City Knitting Mill. 

Agnes loved gardening, enjoyed baking, knitting and crocheting but most importantly spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving with her husband are children Mark Anthony, husband of Lori, of Spring City, Theresa Carter of Phoenixville, Matthew Anthony & Michele Smith of West Pottsgrove, Regina Carter, wife of William, of Harmonyville, Christina Anthony of West Pottsgrove, Brian Anthony, husband of Sherry, of Coopersburg, Gregory Anthony, husband of Angela of Gilbertsville, Terry L. Sell Jr., husband of Sandra, of Douglassville, and Sharon Heydt, wife of James, of Bechtelsville; siblings Inez DeMatto, wife of Robert, of Gilbertsville,  and James and Charles Epps both of Royersford; 25 grandchildren,  12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her sisters Martha Desiderio and Alma Porter and her brother Clyde Epps Jr.

A funeral service will be on Saturday, at 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford with Rev. Ruth Chartier officiating. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in Agnes’ name to the Linfield UCC Church, 25 Reformed Road, Linfield, PA 19468.

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Alyssa Rice

Oct-14 8:34am

Such a large family...she was truely blessed. Our condolences in your time of loss. <br /> The Rice family

Agnes Sell

Oct-14 9:58am

Dear Family my deepest sympathy to you all, Agnes was a special cousin we shared a lot of memories. god bless you all.


October 12, 2011
Keira Elizabeth Davidheiser, 14 months, of Boyertown

Keira Elizabeth Davidheiser, 14 months, of Boyertown, passed away Tuesday at her residence.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of Ryan F. and Jennifer (Kim) Davidheiser.

Keira was the most beautiful girl in the world and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving along with her parents is Brother: Taylor R. Davidheiser, of Boyertown; Paternal grandparents: Charles “Bud” and Janice (Tunnicliffe) Davidheiser, of Gilbertsville; Maternal grandfather: Young-Tae Kim and maternal step-grandmother; Imsoon (Park) Kim, of Boyertown; Also surviving is an Aunt: Nan Tindall wife of Ronald, of Douglassville, and an  Uncle: David Kim husband of Maria, of State College Pa.,  and many cousins. She was predeceased by a maternal grandmother, Young-Ja Kim.

A funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday, 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, with Rev. Gregory Frey officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:30-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

Donations may be made in Keira’s memory to March of Dimes, 1019 W. 9th Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406.

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Shirley Neubauer Amy P grandmother

Oct-13 7:15am

Kim & Ryan, my heart goes out to you and your family. So,so sorry for the loss of your daughter.It is not for us to ask, she now has her golden wings. God Bless

John Fowler Freind

Oct-13 8:13am

Ryan and Jen, we continue to grieve with you. Although we can never understand the depth of your pain, may you find hope that Keira is having the time of her life with the God of the Universe. She would not trade places with any of us right now. She is being loved and protected by the King of Kings. We celebrate her life with you and will continue to be by your side as you continue to mourn. Our prayers are with you and your family.

John Roedell

Oct-13 9:28am

Ryan and Kim , You are in my prayers . So sorry for your loss . God Bless .<br /> John Roedell<br /> Superintendent of Grounds<br /> Talamore Country Club

Carol Faust

Oct-13 10:14am

Very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

Kelly Morello

Oct-13 11:49am

Ryan and Jen, we are saddened to hear of your loss and our hearts go out to you and your family. We will be there on Saturday for you. Kelly & Ken

Chris and Sarah Gibson

Oct-13 6:05pm

Ryan and Jen, we were saddened to hear of your loss and wanted to let you know your family is in our thoughts. Chris and Sarah

Pat and Deb Pridie

Oct-13 6:08pm

Dear Jen and Ryan. Our hearts ache for you on the loss of your beautiful Keira. Please know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to give you strength.

bob and judi hackman

Oct-15 11:49am

we were very sorry to hear about your daughter and we wish you all the best.

Bethann Ritter

Oct-16 3:07pm

Ryan & Jennifer, Bud & Jan,<br /> <br /> You are all in our thoughts and prayers on the death of your little girl. We are so sorry for your loss.<br /> <br /> -Bethann Ritter (Aunt Mercy's granddaughter)

April Jim Rutherford

Oct-29 3:35am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family. May love bring peace and connection with your beautiful Keira.


October 12, 2011
Dorothy A. Kulp, 87, of Pottstown

Dorothy Arlene (Hall) Kulp, 87, of Pottstown, wife of the late John H. Kulp, passed away on Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born and raised in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Florence (Smith) Hall.

Dorothy was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, the Pottstown Senior Center, and the Covered Bridge Society. She worked at Sears and the former Doehler Jarvis and enjoyed swimming, playing bridge and flea marketing.

Surviving are her sons Randy of Pottstown, Jeffrey T., husband of Carol A., of Birdsboro, Timothy D. , husband of Carol L., of Pottstown and Gregory A., husband of Peggy, of Douglassville; sisters Edie Allison of MN, Joan Brenner of FL, Phyllis Burton of NY, and Marlene Hall and Connie Downie both of Pottstown; 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by 2 sisters and 1 brother.

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

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Debra zimmers

Oct-12 11:43pm

Dear Family<br /> <br /> I'm so sorry for your loss I knew Dorothy from doing her hair @ chestnut knoll I enjoyed her very much and she always talked about her children and how good they were to her. She loved her family so much and I will miss her. My condolences ...........Debra Zimmers

Denny Care

Oct-13 6:37am

Randy,Jeff,Tim,and Greg. <br /> My sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother.

Carol Crosby

Oct-14 5:42am

I am sorry I am not able to attend the services, but please know the entire Hall family are in my thoughts and prayers.<br /> <br /> Take care.<br /> <br /> Your Cousin Carol


October 6, 2011
David E. Rohrbach, Jr. 57, of Boyertown

Dave Rohrbach, 57, of Boyertown, passed away on October 4, 2011 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital.  He was the husband of Linda Ruth (Nester) Rohrbach.  Together they shared 38 years of marriage.  He was born in Reading, PA on October 12, 1953 and was the son of David Earl Rohrbach, Sr. and Minerva L. (Pletz) Rohrbach..

Dave was a 1971 graduate of Pottsgrove High School and a 1975 graduate of Penn State University.  Dave was Laboratory Manager at Quest Diagnostics, formally Omega Medical Laboratory of Wyomissing, PA.

Dave’s biggest love was spending time with his wife and son.  Dave was a very loving and supporting husband and father. He was a proud Penn State Alumni and an avid Penn State football fan. He loved visiting Ocean City, MD with his family.  During his spare time he enjoyed gardening. Everyone who knew him treasured his great sense of humor. 

Surviving along with his wife and parents is a son, Timothy D. Rohrbach; a sister, Deborah Sparks wife of Ralph Sparks; and six nephews.

A funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 11:30 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 45 North Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512, with Rev. John G. Pearson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown PA. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00-11:15 AM at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave’s memory to St. John’s Lutheran Church at the address mentioned above or to Penn State University, Office of Donor Services, 1 Old Main, University Park, PA  16802 marked for Eberly College of Science.

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Peter Burrows

Oct-6 10:51pm

Dear Tim,<br /> My personal condonlences to you and your family, and also on behalf of the Immunology Theme.<br /> Sincerely,<br /> Pete Burrows

Kathy Kendall

Oct-7 8:30am

Linda and Tim, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dave for over 20 years at Omega and he taught me many things. He was always positive and upbeat and kepy Omega running like clockwork.<br /> You are in my prayers.

Kym Proctor

Oct-7 10:58am

There are no words to express the sadness we feel. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. <br /> <br /> Love and sympathy,<br /> Kym

Yudong Liu

Oct-7 8:06pm

I was so heartbroken to hear the news. I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Christopher Willey

Oct-7 8:50pm

Tim and Mrs. Rohrbach, I am very sorry for your loss. My family, the lab, and the department are very saddened. We want you to know that we are here for you all and you two remain in our thoughts. I pray that God will provide comfort and peace in the midst of this difficult situation. God bless.

Pat Spaide Loder

Oct-12 7:30am

Linda My condolences to you and your son. I was deeply saddened to read of your loss. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. <br /> Pat Spaide/Loder

Janet Schaeffer

Oct-15 11:06am

Linda, Tim, Margaret and Norman: I was so saddened to hear of your loss. David has a wonderful family and much of life yet to enjoy it just doesn't seem possible. I hope you have lots of support from family and friends at this time. Keeping you in my thoughts.


October 4, 2011
Herman H. Weller, 88, of Gilbertsville

Herman H. Weller,88, of Gilbertsville, husband of the late Pauline E. (Miller), passed away on Tuesday at Manor Care Health Services, Pottstown.

Born in Clayton, PA, he was the son of the late Elmer and Annie (Heffner) Weller.

Herman worked and retired from Doehler Jarvis and was an avid NASCAR fan.  He was a lifetime member of the Keystone Fire Co. and Pikeville Sportsman’s Club.  He also enjoyed his annual trip to the Oley Fair for the last 60 years.

Surviving is a daughter, Laurie Smith, wife of Jeffrey, of Gilbertsville; two sisters Arlene Smith of New Berlinville and Joyce Sokolowski of Delaware; Grandchildren Robert Weller, husband of Rebecca, Brandi Stalnecker, Ryan Smith and Peter Smith, husband of Christa.  Also surviving are his Great Grandchildren Tommy, Jaden, and Taylor. Along with his parents and wife, he is predeceased by son, Barry L. Weller and a great grandson Jayce Weller.

A funeral service will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville with the Rev. Jane Moffat Kropa officiating.  Burial will follow at Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown.  Visitation will be from 9:00-9:45 AM Friday at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Herman’s memory to Huff’s Union Church, 540 Conrad Road, Alburtis, PA 18011.

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Bob Weller

Oct-5 8:38am

Heaven got another angel yesterday, and now Pop-pop can smile again because he will be with his soulmate and best friend. We love and miss you Pop-pop say hi to Nana, Dad, and Jayce for us, and watch over us as we deal with the daily grind of life.<br /> <br /> Love,<br /> Big B

Becky Weller

Oct-5 8:46am

Pop Pop Weller It was so sad to see you go. But I know you are in a better place. The last year was so hard on you with out having you best friend by your side. Please give Nana,Barry & Jayce a kiss you us. We love & miss you already. <br /> Becky<br /> P.S. I will always laugh when I thinkg of the Fly.... LOL!!!


October 3, 2011
Rose L. Davidheiser, 86, of Boyertown

Rose L. (Searfoss) Davidheiser, 86, of Boyertown, wife of the late G. Douglas Davidheiser, passed away on Thursday at Chestnut Knoll Nursing Home.

Born in Quakake, PA, she was the daughter of the late Irvin F. and Margaret (Levengood) Searfoss.
Rose worked as a telephone operator at the former Bell Telephone Co. in Pottstown. In the following years she worked for Tungsol, Misty Lingerie, and Witronics in Boyertown and Superior Tube CO. in Collegeville respectively.

Surviving is her son Douglas B. Davidheiser, husband of Linda R. (Pegg), of Gilbertsville; granddaughter Lauren A. Davidheiser of Boyertown and a great grandson soon to be born.

A funeral service will be Monday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville with Rev. Barry L. Moyer officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rose’s name to the Pottstown WWII Memorial, 20 E. 7th Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

 

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October 3, 2011
Stanley J. Murphy, 79, of Pottstown

Stanley J. Murphy, 79, of Pottstown, husband of Anna Mae (Deliman) Murphy, passed away on Saturday at Manor Care in Pottstown.

Born in Detroit, MI, and raised in Hazelton, he was the son of the late Stanley and Verna (Medvitz) Murphy. He then moved to Pottstown in 1953.

Stanley was a member of St. Aloysius RC Church in Pottstown where he was active as a parishioner and in the senior groups. He retired from Mrs. Smith’s Pie Co. in 1997 after working 31 years. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus at the Fr. Bally Council #1192, and a member of Local #6 Bakers Union.
Stanley was an avid sports fan especially when it came to the Eagles and Phillies. He enjoyed going on trips and spending time with his family. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather and will be sadly missed.

Surviving with his wife of 58 years are children Theresa R. Urban, wife of Steve, of Pottstown, Stanley J. Murphy III of Douglassville, Michael P. Murphy of Pottstown, Kevin J. Murphy, husband of Karen, of Douglassville and Elizabeth A. Shumaker, wife of the late John, of Pottstown; sister Rose Murphy of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; grandchildren Justin Olinger, Matthew Gollnick-Murphy, Kristy Hollis,  Avery Shumaker, Alyssa Murphy, and Owen Murphy; and great grandson Julien Olinger.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:30AM at St. Aloysius RC Church, 214 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown with Fr. Joseph Maloney officiating. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Stanley’s name to American Parkinsons Disease Assoc., 330 S. 9th Street, 3rd Floor, Phila., PA 19107 or ST. Aloysius RC Church Building Fund, 214 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Cindy Murphy

Oct-3 12:26pm

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. Please know that he is in my thoughts and prayers!<br /> Cindy

mr mrs bruce wright

Oct-3 2:06pm

Our prayers & condolences go out to the family

goldie maggio

Oct-3 2:11pm

So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Goldie

Jean Ward and Family

Oct-3 3:21pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your famly.

April Brunner

Oct-4 6:02am

I met Stan when we moved in next door. I was 5 and we lived there for 8 years. Stan was always one of the sweetest men I've ever had the chance to meet and so good with children. I'm so sorry for your loss.

john byrd

Oct-4 12:53pm

when we have a love one die it is good to keep in mind what the bible say's at Isaiah 26 :19 "Your dead ones will live....They will rise up." and that is a promise


September 27, 2011
Eleanor R. Yergey, 90, of Pottstown

Eleanor R. (Rudy) Yergey, 90, of Pottstown, wife of the late John E. Yergey, passed away on Sunday at Sanatoga Center Nursing Home.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Koscikovska) Rudy.

Eleanor was a member of St. John The Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Pottstown.

Surviving are daughters Susan J. Reigner, wife of Howard, of Gilbertsville and Patricia A. Allegrucci, wife of Michael, of Ohio; granddaughters Casie Gordan and Cortnie Sproul; and step grandsons Eric and Dean Reigner. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

A Funeral Service will be Friday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville with Fr. Nicholas DeProspero officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Eleanor’s name to St. John’s Byzantine Church, 301 Cherry Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Sep-27 3:11pm

My condolences to the family. I pray you find comfort in knowing that even though we may loose our loved ones in death, God will bring to life all those found in his memory. (Job 14:15 John 5:28,29 Acts 24:15) Yes, we have the hope of seeing our loved ones again, and the life to be enjoyed when this takes place will will be truly wonderful. (Revelation 21:3,4)


September 26, 2011
Robert Paul Boyer, 79, of Sanatoga

Robert Paul Boyer, 79, of Sanatoga, wife of Emma Sue Boyer, of 58 years, passed away Thursday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Sassamansville, he was the son of the late Charles Keifer and Florence May (Reinert) Boyer.

Robert served as a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church and served the Lord faithfully all of his days. He also worked as a plumber at Lockheed Martin Corporation and retired in 2003.

Surviving along with his wife are sons Robert N. Boyer husband of Kay of Washington, and Richard A. Boyer of Oley; daughter Sharon M. Coyle wife of Jeffrey B. of Spring Mount; and thirteen grandchildren.

A funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday, 7:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church, 2096 E. Schuylkill Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465, with Pastor Jim Spears officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church at the address above.

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September 26, 2011
Kelsey Lynn Kramer, 16, beloved daughter, sister & friend

Kelsey Lynn Kramer, 16, of East Nantmeal Twp., died tragically on Thursday Sept. 22, 2011.

She was the daughter of William A. Jr. and Lori A. (Glynn) Kramer, and sister of Kyle W. Kramer.

Kelsey was a junior at Owen J. Roberts High School where she played soccer for both the varsity team and the Vincent United Jaguars travel team. She liked music, was a bright student, and enjoyed having fun with her family and friends. Her sparkling eyes, extraordinary smile, and loving spirit will be sorely missed. Kelsey will always be remembered for living every moment to the fullest and touching so many hearts.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00PM to 8:00PM and Wednesday morning from 9:00AM to 9:45AM, with prayer starting at 10:00AM, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, 11:00AM at St. Thomas More RC Church, 2101 Pottstown Pike, Pottstown, with Fr. Matthew Guckin officiating. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Phoenixville.

Memorial donations may be made in Kelsey's name to the Owen J. Roberts "On The Road Driver Education Scholarship", checks made payable to OJR Education Foundation, P.O. Box 127, St. Peters, PA 19470.

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wanda yocum

Sep-26 8:24am

we are deeply sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. I can't imagine losing a child, and so young. I know she is in a better place now, and no pain. Again your family is in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.<br /> Tim& Wanda Yocum, and our son Garit Decker a friend and classmate.

Michelle Szambelak

Sep-26 8:50am

Bill, Lori and Kyle,<br /> I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through. My daughter Ashley went to school with Kelsey at Rennaissance Academy. Kelsey was always such a wonderful beautiful girl. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God is able to provide you comfort during this most difficult time in your lives.<br /> Michelle

The Herbein Family

Sep-26 8:58am

Dear Kramer Family,<br /> <br /> Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult and tragic time. <br /> <br /> Mark, Barbara, Daniel & Benjamin Herbein

Beth Chaville Fuller

Sep-26 11:13am

My heart goes out the family and friends of Kelsey. She was a lovely, full-of-life young lady, and it breaks my heart.<br />

The Franchetti Family

Sep-26 11:16am

Our deepest condolences to the Kramer family. God is your refuge in this time of mourning. Please know that you are in our prayers.<br /> <br /> Nahum 1:7 <br /> The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.<br /> <br /> Matthew 5:4<br /> Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.<br /> <br />

Ricky and Jenine Quinones

Sep-26 11:38am

Dear Bill, Lori, and Kyle- We are so saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful daughter Kelsey. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. With deepest sympathies, Ricky and Jenine

Duncan and Maria Sheils

Sep-26 12:31pm

Kelsey will be missed and if Kyle needs someone to talk to who went through a similar tragedy let me know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.<br /> Duncan and Maria Sheils

Knauer family

Sep-26 1:32pm

My deepest sympathy goes to the Kramer family on this tragic death of a girl so very young.<br /> My husband is a custodian at the high school and brought the news home that night. May God hold you in his arms and guide you along.

Edward J Cox

Sep-27 1:23am

May the Lord bless an strengthen you, comfort you in this time of trevail. May your hearts be comforted in that the resurrection promises us reunion and everlasting life. Kelsey is always with you, speak to her, know that she hears you and awaits you in the light of the Lord. We are all here but a fleeting moment. May God comfort, and his love, carry you through this sad time...Amen

Cheryl

Sep-27 7:08am

To the Kramer Family, as a mother of a 16 year old daughter, my heart is full of sympathy. Although I never met Kelsey, it appears you and her extended friends and family shared much love. You were fortunate. My hope is that memories of her will soon only elicit smiles. Condolences on your very tragic loss.

Heather Leader

Sep-27 9:27am

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. As an OJR alum it is always hard to see a fellow student pass. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this tragic time. Do not think of it as you lost a daughter but think of it as you gained an angel who is watching over you. May Kelsey rest in peace.

The Dorfler Family

Sep-27 10:49am

Our hearts goes out the family and friends of Kelsey. The class of 2013 will not be the same. She will be missed. May the love of friends and family help to comfort you at this time.

Jaclyn Marks

Sep-27 10:54am

My prayers are with the Kramer family,<br /> Kelsey was a beautiful and amazing person. She had a glow about her pretty sparkling eyes and a beautiful big smile that made everyone smile.Kelsey will be forever missed and loved. Now she is in a beautiful better place. She's a beautiful angel smiling down on everyone who love and cares about her. Rest in Peace baby girl we will meet again someday <3

Miss Stewart

Sep-27 3:40pm

Mr. and Mrs. Kramer and Kyle, There are no words to replace the feeling in my heart, the sorrow for your loss and the thankfulness that I hold for the opportunity to have known Kelsey and your family. Her smile and love radiated every day in the classroom. She was a pure light. She has forever touched my heart. Sending my love and prayers, Chelsea Stewart-Wesselmann.

julia greenblatt

Sep-27 5:11pm

We are so deeply sorry. Our thoughts are with you and Kelsey daily.Blessings.<br /> The Greenblatts

Malampy

Sep-27 9:41pm

Three amazing people I saw tonight...They were standing at the foot of Kelsey. God Bless the three of you...Hope her beautiful amazing 16+ years is some comfort to you.<br />

Shirley Johnson

Sep-28 11:14am

My condolences on the loss of your daughter. My heart felt sympathies are with you as I know this pain all so well. I lost my son in February 2010. I want to let you know that I am available to talk if you want to as a fellow bereaved parent. I would also like to share with you some online support groups that will be helpful as you walk this journey. You are not alone. Please reach out to me. I live in Gilbertsville. Hugs and love.


September 26, 2011
Margaret “Margie” Lalli, 80, of Philadelphia

Margaret “Margie” Lalli, 80, of Philadelphia passed away Friday at the Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Francesco and Pasqualina (Augustino) Scali.

Surviving are sons Joseph Fortunato, and Daniel Lalli; daughter Joanne Lepore, wife of Robert; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she is predeceased by two husbands, Stanley Fortunato and Joseph Lalli.

Funeral services are private.

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September 23, 2011
Mary Jane P. Kochish, 80, of Brooksville, FL

Mary Jane P. (Gallagher) Kochish, 80, of Brooksville, FL, wife of Stephen J. Kochish, passed away on Sept. 11 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL.

Born in Manayunk, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Ida Mae (Pennegar) Gallagher.

Mary Jane was a member of St. Anthony’s RC Church in Brooksville and a former member of St. Columbkill RC Church in Boyertown, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #186 for 57 years, a member of the Brookridge Ceramic Club and former secretary of the Penn. Ceramic Club. She worked at Freed’s Market for 10 years retiring in 1987. She was also an avid knitter and loved to crochet.

Surviving with her husband, she is survived by her brother Francis Gallagher of Warminster. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her brothers John E. Gallagher Jr. and Joseph V. Gallagher and her sisters Alice M. Hill and Marguerite E. Sowisdral.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 30, 11:00AM at St. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown with Fr. Martin F. Kern officiating. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be on Friday, Sept. 30 from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

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Ken and Joan Landis

Sep-30 7:38am

You and your Family have our Deepest Sympathy. Sincerely, Ken and Joan Landis


September 22, 2011
Robert “Tony” Everingham, 60, of Pottstown

Robert “Tony” Everingham, 60, of Pottstown, fiancé of Veronica Lightcap, passed away Monday at the Veterans Hospital in Philadelphia.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Gloria (Buchanan) Ziemba and the late Richard Everingham.

Tony enjoyed fishing, painting, cooking, watching NASCAR and spending time with his family.
Surviving Tony along with his mother and fiancé are sons Aaron Sigley, Anthony, David, and Daniel Everingham; four brothers; four sisters; one grandchild.

Including his father, Tony is predeceased by three brothers, one sister, and his beloved feline Herc.

A memorial service will be celebrated Friday at the VFW in Pottstown, 530 High St., Pottstown, at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to Veronica Lightcap for funeral fund at Tri County Area Federal Credit Union, 1550 Medical Dr., Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Becky Smith

Sep-22 9:58am

Hi Veronica,<br /> I am saddened to read about Tony's passing. My prayer is that God will give you peace and that the happy memories you shared with Tony will sustain you at this time and in the future.<br /> Fondly,<br /> Becky Smith<br /> <br />


September 22, 2011
Richard S. Werner, 81, of Pottstown

Richard S. Werner, 81, of Pottstown, died peacefully on Tuesday September 20, 2011 surrounded by his loving family at Parkhouse Providence Pointe, Royersford, where he resided since August 12, 2011.

He was the husband of Dorothy (Martin) Werner. They were married 55 years.

Born in Olyphant, PA he was the son of the late Stanley and Helen (Pluta) Werner. He grew up in Peckville, PA and was a graduate of Blakely High School and Temple University. He retired from Gilbert Commonwealth Engineering of Green Hills, as an Engineering Technical Writer. He served in the United States Marine Corp (USMC) during the Korean War as a Marine Staff Sergeant.

Surviving are two sons: Richard S. Werner, Jr. and his wife Margie of Wernersville, PA; Paul G. Werner and his wife Nanette of Fairfax Station, VA. He is survived by five grandchildren: Jessica (Werner) Wood and husband Richard, Rebecca Werner, Sarah Werner, Megan Werner, and Nicholas Werner, and triplet step grandchildren Nicholas, Demetrios, and Michael Kostomiris. He is also survived  by eight great grandchildren: Erin, Brendan, Alexis, Gabrella, Tabitha, William, Annabella, and Dalilah.

He was an avid photographer and train and model railroad enthusiast, and member of the P & R Chapter- National Railway Historical Society.

A funeral service will be celebrated Saturday at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 3640 Schuylkill Rd., Spring City, PA 19475 with Fr. Charles O’Hara officiating. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius New Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:30- 10:45 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church at the address above or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.

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Ginny Korszniak

Sep-22 10:36am

So sorry, Dot, to hear of Richard's death. Keeping you in my prayers and hoping you are doing well. Stay strong.<br /> Ginny Korszniak

Chris Werner

Sep-23 11:45pm

Dorothy, So sorry to hear of your loss, my pryers are with you and your family


September 19, 2011
Diana (Brisk) Brown, 63, of Boyertown

Diana (Brisk) Brown, 63, of Boyertown, wife of William A. Brown, passed away on Saturday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center after a long illness.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Chester Springs, she was the daughter of the late Harry L. and Dorothea (Ferguson) Brisk.

Diana worked at Wal-Mart in Bechtelsville until Oct. 2010. She loved life and family and enjoyed working with her husband Bill at their kennel, “Wyntrebrook”, for 23 years where they would show and spoil their prized Great Danes.

Surviving with her husband of 30 years is her daughter Michelle Skitko, wife of Greg; step sons Kurt Brown, husband of Criss and William Brown II, husband of Kimberly; step daughter Tiffany Brown and step grandchildren Abbey, William III and Benjamin.

Services and interment are private.

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

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Dave and Carol Slider

Sep-20 7:38am

Mrs. Brown,<br /> The best bus driver and supporter of the Boyertown Girls Basketball teams. We always felt safe in your bus and you certainly helped to relax our coaches. You will be greatly missed for your unique sense of humor. I will always remember your hearty laugh. Carol and I enjoyed our weekends with you and Bill at the shore. Those were the best of times. Our deepest sympathy to Bill and your children on their loss.<br /> Dave and Carol Slider and the Boyertown Girl's Basketball team (1986-1998).

john byrd

Sep-20 8:43am

at this time of sorrow it is good to focus on some good news and I find the best news to be in God's word and at Psalm 37:29 it tells us that the righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will reside forever upon it.

SHEAR TO PLEASE SALON

Sep-21 1:57pm

Dear Mr. Brown,<br /> We were very sad to read of Diana's passing. We really enjoyed every time she came into the salon for nails. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know we will miss her too. The Staff at Shear To Please


September 13, 2011
Dennis W. Dout, 69, of Bechtelsville

Dennis W. Dout, 69, of Bechtelsville passed away Saturday at the VA Medical Center in Coatesville.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late William C. and June L. (Zook) Dout.

Dennis worked for the US postal service for twenty-two years and was a member of VFW Post 6811 in Vernon, NY and American Legion Post #0448 in San Francisco, CA. He served in Vietnam with the First Mobile Communications Group and Joint Task Force 116 in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. 

Surviving Dennis is his companion Kevin Maline;  sister Gale Youse, wife of Rodney of Sanatoga; niece Beth Ann Weinsteiger, of Collegeville; and nephews Keith M. Weinsteiger, of New Berlinville, William Weinsteiger, of Kittaning, PA, and Robert Weinsteiger, of Sanatoga.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Thursday at 7:30 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Visitation will take place Thursday from 6:00-7:15 PM at the funeral home. Burial will take place Friday at 10:30 AM at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Perkiomenville S.P.C.A.; 1059 Sweifford Rd., Perkiomenville, PA 18074.

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Jere Sponagle

Sep-15 5:39pm

I met Denny in 1967 when I graduated high school and got a job at Kawecki Chemical Co. where he worked as well. We hit it off as good friends from the start. That was the way Denny was, happy go lucky and sharing that attitude with others. I neede a place to live and Denny rented a room in his place to me. He was very tolerant of the kid's lifestyle then. I decided to help out and paint the kitchen. Well, as the kid's hippy ideas took shape, I decided to paint the kitchen lilac ( purple ). His mother stopped by to visit and the first thing she said was " Oh my god, it's purple ! I thnk Denny laughed at this for minths and from then on it was known as the Oh my god purple kitchen. Denny brought a lot of joy into people's lives and will certainly provide fond memories for us all. This can not be said of many.

Cynthia Roth

Dec-8 4:00pm

Kevin, I was so sad to see this. I just now found out. My Father and I had dinner at your house when I was working on the family genealogy. I really liked Dennis right off and felt he was family immediately.I will miss him.


September 9, 2011
Richard B. Clark, 83, of Spring City

Richard B. “Dick” Clark, 83, of Spring City, husband of Anna E. (Betty Shade) Clark , passed away on Monday September 5th at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Royersford, he was the son of the late Benjamin D. and Cleta (Fairheller) Clark.

Dick was a member of First United Methodist Church in Phoenixville and was a lifetime member of Liberty Fire Company in Spring City. He worked for Tose Inc. as a truck driver 38 years.  Dick was a PIAA Football referee for 8 years, was a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 69 in Spring City and was manger for the Spring City Little League Athletics.

Surviving with his wife of 60 years are sons R. Wayne Clark, husband of Cynthia, of Douglassville, R. Merrill Clark, husband of Jean, of Pottstown, and Jeffrey L. Clark, husband of Abigail, of Rhynbeck, NY; brother Robert N. Clark, of Royersford; and grandchildren Jason, Thomas, Scott, Alex, and Katharine. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his sister Janet Orbeck.

Services and interment are private.

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Landis Walther families

Sep-10 9:03pm

Alissa, Eddie J and family, I am sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. Please accept our condolences and we will include her in our prayers.

John Patti Calicyo

Sep-12 11:24am

Betty; we are so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. You guys were so close, and such a great couple. Please accept our sincerest condolences. From your friends, John & Pat

Evie Fields Hirschmann

Nov-27 6:58pm

Hi Betty,<br /> So sorry to hear of your loss. Just passing on my sympathies and taking some time to remember you and Dick and the boys. Growing up as your next door neighbor was a joy. I have so many good memories. Please tell everyone that I send my love and best wishes.<br /> With love, Evie


September 9, 2011
Darlene A. Hicks, 46, of Pottstown

Darlene A. Hicks, 46, of Pottstown, passed away Tuesday at her residence.

Born in Dallas, TX, she was the daughter of David L. Mackewicz and the late Virginia A. (Johnson) Mackewicz.

Darlene was an employee of the John Middleton Company, and she was a hair dresser. She enjoyed watching movies and spending time with her family.

Surviving her are two children, Edward and Alissa, and two grandchildren, Haley and Eddie.

A funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, 11:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Visitation will be held Monday from 10:30-11:15 AM at the funeral home.

 

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David mackewicz jr

Sep-11 4:58pm

Darlene was a great sister to me.She was a sweet caring person with an awsome sense of humor.I want everyone to remember the good times she shared with us all.i'm going to miss her so much but im going to celebrate her life even more than morning her death.That's what she would have wanted us all to do.God bless her.

Terri Yerger Beidler

Sep-12 10:04am

We are so saddened to hear of Darlene's death. We grew up together and loved her very much. She and my sister Tammy were best friends. Darlene was in her wedding and they had gotten together a few years ago. We are co sorry for your loss!

Tammy Yerger Taylor

Sep-13 9:19am

Darleme and I spent alot of time together as kids.We were the best of friends.She was always a great friend to me. We were in each others weddings. I remember waiting for Eddie J to be born. I got married and moved to Maryland. When coming to PA to visit when Alyssa was a tiny baby. I've been spending the last week remembering all the good times we had together. Looking at old pictures of us.I will miss you Darlene! My prayers go out to Darlenes` family. God Bless.

Heather Schaeffer

Sep-13 3:30pm

I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Darlene. I worked with her at Middleton and she was a wonderful person to work with. She was such a caring person and a wonderful person to talk to and work with. My prayers go out to the family I am so sorry for your lose.


September 9, 2011
Larry R. Dreisbach, 68, of Pottstown

Larry R. Dreisbach, 68, of Pottstown, husband of the late Virginia A. (Freese) Dreisbach, passed away on Sept. 1 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center after a battle with bone cancer.

Born in West Reading, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Virginia L. (Snyder) Dreisbach.

Larry worked for Boyertown Casket Factory as a time study engineer from 1972-1981. He later worked at Limerick Nuclear Generating Center as a security guard. Larry loved going camping and playing cards with family or friends. In the summer you would find Larry on his front porch enjoying ice tea and talking to his neighbors. Larry loved music, playing stand up bass in the 60’s with the 5 piece band "Crystal Aires". When he was younger he enjoyed hunting, fishing and biking.

Surviving is his son Michael T. Dreisbach of Perkasie.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:00PM at the Pottstown Knights of Columbus, 675 Constitution Avenue, Stowe, with Melissa (Dreisbach) Moore, M. Div. officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30PM to 7:00PM. Burial will be private.

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

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Bill Tomeo

Sep-11 8:07am

Michael,<br /> I am very sorry for your loss.My name is Bill Tomeo I was the leader of the band "The Crystal Aires"<br /> Your father and I had a lot of good times,back in those days.<br /> Take care,<br /> Sincerly,<br /> Bill Tomeo


September 8, 2011
Calvin C. Wilder, Sr., 87, Loving Family Man

At 3:38 PM on September 5, 2011, Calvin Coolidge Wilder, Sr., surrounded by family, peacefully departed this earthly life for eternal life. He was born on October 5, 1923 in Brownsville, TN to Van and Betty (Kennon) Wilder. He received his formal education at the Haywood County Training School. Brother Wilder entered the US Army in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1945. After his discharge from the Army, he enrolled in Tennessee Agriculture and Industrial State College (Tennessee State) majoring in industrial engineering under the G.I. bill. Calvin re-entered the US Army in June 1946 and served until August 1969. During his Army career, Brother Wilder was stationed at Japan (1951); Korea (1952); Walter Reed Army Hospital (1954); Valley Forge Army Hospital (1958); Korea (1961); Germany (1963); and retired from the US Army at Fort Lewis, Washington as a Command Sergeant Major with outstanding decorations and medals. Following his Army retirement, he was employed at Pennhurst State School and Hospital as a Personnel Analyst for 15 years. Brother Wilder was a Cub Scout leader and a volunteer for Pottstown Meals-On-Wheels.

Brother Wilder professed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1954 and became a member of Second Baptist Church, Pottstown, PA. Brother Wilder served on many ad hoc committees and was a member of the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Wilder joined Keystone Lodge No. 113 Free & Accepted Masons in 1956. He was elected Worshipful Master 1964-1965. He was elected Lodge Secretary in 1972 and continued to serve until 1986. He served as Secretary of the Fourth Masonic District Council in 1976. He became a member of Keystone Chapter #87, O.E.S. and was elected Worthy Patron in 1983 serving in this office until 1997. Brother Wilder was also an active member of Mt. Pisgah Lodge #32, Norristown, PA. He was an active member of the Prince Hall Masons for over 50 years.

Calvin married Eutropia B. Shepard of Stanton, TN on January 24, 1941. Calvin and Eutropia were married for 66 years when she passed on March 31, 2007. To this union, 8 children were produced: Victor C. Deanna) of Pineville, LA; Victoria B. Crews of Columbus, OH, Thaylord C. (deceased); Gaylord (deceased); Caltropia B. of Philadelphia, PA; Calvin C. Jr. (Jacquelyn) of Sanatoga, PA; Van C. (Lynette) of Reading, PA and Israel C. (Trina) of Palm Desert, CA. Calvin was preceded in death by Bernice Wilder Moore (sister). Brother Wilder also leaves 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.

The Homegoing Services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM with the family visitation from 9:30-11:00 AM. A Masonic observance will occur at 10:30 AM. All services will be held at First United Methodist Church, 414 High St., Pottstown, with Rev. Dr. Vernon Ross, Jr. officiating.

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Elaine T and Robert W Blakey

Sep-8 12:26pm

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of our dear Friend and Fraternal Brother, Calvin C.Wilder,Sr. Our friendship extends over many years and it was one we cherished,never taking it lightly. Your Father was such a man of standard and he was so faithful to whatever he undertook. He will be sorely missed by many,including us. May God,the Ultimate Comforter, give you each His Peace and Love. Blessings from us to you..

Sharon Tention

Sep-8 3:40pm

May God bless your family during this time of loss.

Delores B Price Family

Sep-8 8:02pm

Dear Calvin Wilder and Family:<br /> <br /> I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your father and wish to express my deepest condolences to you and your family in your time of sorrow. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May the love of those around you provide comfort in the days ahead.<br /> <br /> With Deepest Sympathy,<br /> <br /> Delores B. Price & Family

Beulah Dianne Suddith

Sep-9 9:07am

May God comfort the Wilder family during their time of loss. Caltropia and I were schoolmates years ago at MCCC.<br /> With heartfelt sympathy,<br /> Dianne Suddith

Alethea Gaddis

Sep-10 7:12pm

Victoria and Family: Please know the Gaddis Family is praying for you during this new season of your life. Be encouraged. Rest in Him and remember earth holds no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.


September 6, 2011
Shirley A. Haring, 70, of Pottstown

Shirley A. (Nester) Haring, 70, of Pottstown, wife of Barry I. Haring, passed away on Sunday at Keystone Villa in Douglassville.

Born in Pottstown on Dec. 20, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Sheldon and Edna (Conrad) Nester.

Shirley dearly loved her husband of 53 years. She enjoyed meeting with friends every morning for coffee, loved driving her convertible and shopping with her friend Gail. Her favorite place was the ocean and she could be found tanning on the beach during the summer time. She worked at Fashion Colony and Market America Distributors but was best known for waiting on customers at the Burger King Drive Thru on High Street. She volunteered and helped raise funds for the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra and the Heart Association. She loved having fun with her family especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed taking care of her flower beds and was known for putting spinning wheels in the pots outside. Shirley had a zest for life, liked to have fun, and always had a smile on her face. She will be sadly missed by many friends and family members and always remembered.

Surviving with her husband are sons Barry C. Haring, husband of Lisa B. and 3 children, and Jeffrey S. Haring, husband of Lisa and their 2 grandchildren; sisters Betty Repco and Nancy Yoder and son in law Kurt Elliott and his 2 children. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her daughter Denise Elliott.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 7:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, with Rev. Peter Goguts officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6:00PM to 7:15PM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s name to Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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john byrd

Sep-6 11:27am

when a person brings so much joy to others it is sad to see them go but the Bible makes a promise "Your dead ones will live... they will rise up." Isaih 26:19 what a hope to hold onto.

Hanna Hartman

Sep-6 12:24pm

Shirley was always pleasant and<br /> possessed a great sense of humor.<br /> Her suffering has ended and she will rest in peace.

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Sep-6 12:41pm

Our deepest sympathy for your loss

Jim Ray

Sep-7 7:32am

Dear Barry,<br /> It is with deep sympathy that I write you on the passing of your wife. Ann and I try to keep up to date with our friends back in Pottstown and the news of Shirley's death touched us. Please extend our heart felt condolences to your family. <br /> Thinking of you,<br /> Jim and Ann Ray<br /> Littleton, Mass.

willamena kelly

Sep-7 1:20pm

Dear Haring Family<br /> Our thouhts and sympathy are<br /> with you. May you stay strong and<br /> loving to each other.God Bless you all.

Marsha Kissling Morath

Sep-7 3:34pm

Barry, <br /> So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. My thoughts are with you. <br /> Your cousin Marsha

Bill Doc Dougherty

Sep-7 5:07pm

Barry sorry for your loss I remember Shirley as very a happy and beutiful person my prayers go out to you and your family.

Dave Chapman

Sep-8 9:34am

My deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of such a wonderful wife, mother and friend.

Myra Forrest

Sep-8 11:58am

Dear Barry,<br /> I am so sorry about Shirley's passing, and how difficult it was for you to watch the disease overtake her. She was such a fun person to be with and I know you will miss her so much. Please know you are in our prayers. I will see you tonight at her funeral.<br /> <br /> Loveingly, Myra

Nancy Gerry Witman

Sep-8 5:15pm

Barry, Gerry & I were so surprised to see of Shirley's passing,we had such a nice time at our 50th class reunion.Our thoughts are with yiu.

Chuck Groff III

Sep-8 5:51pm

Uncle Barry, so sorry to hear about Aunt Shirley's passing. I thought about the two of you often. She will be dearly missed.

Pottstown Area Seniors Center

Sep-14 2:57pm

Pottstown Area Seniors' Center Board of Directors, staff and members send you our deepest sypathies in the loss of Shirley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. <br />


September 6, 2011
Joseph J. Dyroff, 47, of Pottstown

Joseph “J” Dyroff, 47, of Pottstown, formerly of Phoenixville, husband of Dawn M. (Weir) Dyroff, passed away on Saturday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center after a long battle with lung cancer.

Born in Malvern, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Elizabeth A. (Smith) Dyroff.

Joseph worked for Polychem for 18 years and McAvoy Brick for the last 7 years. He loved Mustang cars, dirt bikes and enjoyed going to auctions. Most of all, he was devoted to his family and will be sadly missed by many family and friends.

Surviving with his wife of 17 years are sons Justin Dyroff, husband of Brandy, of Stowe and James Dyroff of Pottstown; sisters Robin Glantz of NY, Diana Boudjouk, wife of Edward, of AZ, Mary Lou Dyroff of Royersford, Anne Marie Swist, wife of Scott, of Spring City and Michelle Dyroff of KY; brother Russell Dyroff, husband of Margo, of Robesonia and James Dyroff of OH; several nieces and nephews; a great niece and a great nephew that is on the way. He will also be sadly missed by his canine companions Louie and Zoose and Ziggy the cat. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Steven Dyroff.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, Private donations may be made to the family or Memorial donations may be made in Joseph’s name to the American Lung Association, 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017-2100.

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Sam and Kathleen Ash

Sep-6 2:06pm

You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My husband Sam worked with Joey at Polychem. If there is anything we can do during this difficult time, please let us know.

Brenda and George Hampton

Sep-7 8:01pm

We were very sad to hear that Joe lost his long battle with the lung cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Dave Neufer

Sep-20 10:54pm

I'm so sad to hear that Joey is gone now. I worked with him for lots of years at the Polychem. The midnight shift in a hot, noisy place like that was easier and more fun with him as my partner. We can be sad for a while, but I'm pretty sure that's not what he'd want. Joe told me he believed in God and in a life after this one, so I figure we'll see him again in a place better than this -- most likely buzzing around on a dirt bike. Have a good ride, Joe!


September 6, 2011
Janice L. Keyser, 85, beloved mother

Janice L. (Vanderslice) Keyser, 85, wife of the late Paul L. Keyser, passed away on Saturday September 3rd with her family by her side, at Frederick Living in Frederick, PA.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd L. and Hazel (Rupert) Vanderslice.

Janice was a member of the First Church on the Brethren in Pottstown where she was active as the church clerk for 40 years and was a lifetime deacon. She worked as a bookkeeper at the former D & B Kitchens and at the New Hanover Township office. Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting and canning. She was a wonderful mother and a beloved grandmother who will be sadly missed.

Surviving is her son Lane Keyser, husband of Peggy, of Spring City; daughters Diane Kumpf, wife of Timothy, of Gilbertsville, Rev. Jill Speicher, wife of Rev. Tim, of Reading and Judy Keyser of Elgin, IL; grandchildren Amy and Emily Kumpf and Garrett Keyser; sisters Lois Fuhrman of Sanatoga and Mary Jane Quackenbos of Gilbertsville.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 3:00PM at First Church of the Brethren, 371 N. York Street, Pottstown with Rev. Scott Major and Rev. Tim Speicher officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 2:00PM to 2:45PM at the church. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Janice’s name to the church at the above address.

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August 26, 2011
C. Irene Houser, 95, of Honeybrook

Catherine I. (Yergey) Houser, 95, of Pottstown, passed away on Friday at the Sanatoga Center. 

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Bertha (Miller) Yergey.

Catherine worked as a secretary at Doehler Jarvis.  She liked to bowl and play shuffleboard.  She also loved music and was a pianist.

She is survived by her niece, Irene Snyder, of Honeybrook and many other nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St. in Pottstown, with Rev. Richard Weidman officiating.  Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.  Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:15 AM at the funeral home.

Contributions can be made in her memory to The American Heart Association, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Building A, Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

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August 26, 2011
SHIRLEY A. DOLLA, 72, beloved mother

Shirley Ann (Shaner) Dolla, 72, of Monocacy Station (now Douglassville) and of Shade Gap, Huntingdon County, died peacefully in her home of nearly 40 years Thursday morning after bravely battling chronic illnesses  for many years.

Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Daniel M. Dolla and survived by children, Susan Barbary of Boyertown, wife of John Barbary, Christine Elliott of Douglassville, wife of Mark Elliott, Diane Chernaskey of Douglassville,  Daniel Dolla, Jr., of St. Lawrence,  husband of Amy Schuler Dolla, and Donald Dolla, of Birdsboro.   Also surviving are grandchildren, Lauren Elliott Moss, Renee Elliott, Tad Elliott, Samuel  Barbary, Rachel Chernaskey, Ellen Chernaskey, and Daniel William Dolla.

Shirley was born at home in Gilbertsville, September 30, 1938 to the late Mamie (Hilbert) Shaner and Claude Stoudt Shaner.  Shirley grew up in Gilbertsville and Perkiomenville,  and was a member of the Keilor’s Reformed Church on Big Road.  She is predeceased by sisters, Viola (Shaner) Geist,  Annabelle Shaner, Betty (Shaner) Dolla, Helen Shaner and step-siblings Charles Shaner and Sarah Shaner.  Surviving siblings include Verna (Shaner) Good, Eleanor Shaner,  Pearl  (Shaner) Greist, Claude Shaner , Harry Shaner and half-brother Elmer Hilbert.

A kind wife and mother, Shirley was devoted to raising her five children and managing her family’s household while working as a bookkeeper for her husband’s painting business for forty-five years, first in Pottstown and then in Monocacy Station.  Throughout her life, Shirley worked side-by-side with her husband on their homes and business.   A grateful person, Shirley appreciated her growing family and she enjoyed art and listening to music.  In recent years, Shirley was very comforted by the enjoyment of reading and from the visits of family and friends.

Visitation will be held from  10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 31 at Catagnus Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, with a graveside service following at Limerick Garden of Memories, 44 Swamp Pike, Limerick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Reading Rehabilitation Hospital, 1623 Morgantown Road, Reading, PA, 19607, or Meals on Wheels c/o Berks Encore, 40 N. 9th Street, Reading, PA  19601.

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Mrs Virginia Strunk

Aug-27 2:20pm

Dear Daniel and donald,(The Dolla Twins),<br /> I was sorry tp rad about your mother's death . Please accept my condolences. <br /> sincerely,<br /> Your Second Grade Teacher<br /> Mrs. Strunk

Tom and Jennie Hinders

Aug-30 6:37pm

Dearest Diane, Chris, and Sue,<br /> <br /> We were so sorry to hear about your Mom. It isn't easy for any of you and we understand your grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.<br /> You all were such good daughters to her. May you all find peace in knowing she is with your Dad and in no distress anymore. Much love Tom and Jennie


August 25, 2011
Gerald B. Weller, 85, of Gilbertsville

Gerald B. Weller, 85, of Gilbertsville, husband of Shirley A. (Molter) Weller and the late Martha (Lambert) Weller passed away on Thursday at his residence.

Born in Boyertown, he was the son of the late Howard and Florence (Burns) Weller.

Gerald loved boating on the Chesapeake Bay, wood working, and was an avid reader, and historian.

Surviving are daughters Lisa Baro, wife of David, of Douglassville, and Donna Little, of Gilbertsville; stepdaughters Robin Smith, wife of Dr. John S. Smith, of Hightstown, NJ, and Rene Kligerman, wife of Glenn, of Tuckerton, NJ; grandchildren Krista Fretz, Bryan Little, Caitlin and Chloe Baro, Sarah Trevino, Emily, Rebecca, and Jack Smith, and Seth Kligerman; great grandchildren Joshua and Mattie Little, and Abigail and Jackson Fretz; and his loving canine companion Britta.

Including his parents and first wife, he is predeceased by brothers Stanley, Howard, and Roland Weller; and sister Bernice Freed.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Monday, 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, with Rev. John G. Pearson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be held Monday from 9:30-10:15 AM at the funeral home.

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August 22, 2011
Ernest Fanaro, 82, of Collegeville

Ernest "Ernie" Fanaro, 82, of Collegeville, husband of the late Velia (Imposimato) Fanaro, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Phoenixville Hospital, surrounded by his children.

Born on January 3, 1929, in Norristown, he was the son of the late Filomeno and Concetta (Bruno) Fanaro.

Ernie was a hard worker even in his younger years.  He had the gift to make rough times a fun time like when he served his country in the Korean War.  He enjoyed reminiscing with others about all the mischievous antics he got into. He worked hard to open his store "Fanaro Brothers", which the community still remembers with affection.  In his later years, he worked at Sears in Collegeville and when he retired he opened Mama Velia's restaurant with his two sons and enjoyed giving a hand at Marzella's Pizzeria. He loved to share his smile and his heart with others, often showing up surprisingly with a pizza, bag of groceries, or toys for children.

His four children Nina, Anita, Robby, and Rick and his grandchildren Ryan, Alex, Leo, Nick, Cooper, and Mia say a special good-bye.  He will always be our "#1 hero".

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, 10:30AM at St. Eleanor RC Church, 647 Locust Street, Collegeville with Msgr. Patrick E. Sweeney officiating. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 9:30 AM to 10:15 Am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on Ernest's name to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley, One Valley Square, Suite 133, 512 Township Line Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

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Christine Tulio Lovas

Aug-22 4:54pm

Rick & Rob,<br /> <br /> My deepest condolence on the loss of your father. My father always enjoyed his company and I'm sure they're getting along just fine up in heaven....friends, together again!<br />

Bea Holland Hettrick

Aug-24 9:26am

Rob and Ricky,<br /> Sorry about your Dad. We had a lot of good times through the years. You and your sisters will be in my prayers.

Chris Holland

Aug-24 9:44am

Hey Robby and Ricky sorry to here about your Dad,You know you guys will always be family,we will always have our memories:) Sorry I could not be there..

Ute Spearman Krow

Aug-24 2:24pm

I remember Mr. Fanaro when he used to come into the bank I worked at many years ago and from when he still had Fanaro Bros. The store was always an interesting and fun place to go and Mr Fanaro a sweet man. I've also dealt with Robby and Rick @ Agway and the legacy continues. May your memories help you through the pain of your loss. R.I.P. Mr. Fanaro!


August 17, 2011
Dr. LeRoy R. Brendlinger, MCCC Founding President, 92

Dr. LeRoy R. Brendlinger, 92, of Frederick, husband of the late Virginia F. (Steltz) passed away on Wednesday at Frederick Mennonite Community. He was formerly of Upper Pottsgrove Twp.

Born in Frederick, he was the son of the late Claude and Elsie (Renninger) Brendlinger.

Surviving is daughter Dawn F. Sekellick, wife of Ronald E. of Frederick; sons Brian L. Brendlinger, husband of Beth (Hunter) of Pottstown, and Craig R. Brendlinger, husband of Peggy (Cartwright) of Upper Pottsgrove. He is also survived by a sister, Arlene Heilner of Elverson, eleven grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a brother, Ernest, FMC.

Dr. Leroy was an avid golfer and hunter.  He enjoyed hunting with the Gin-Roy Hunting Club and spending time at his Pocono Mt cabin.

He is a graduate of Boyertown High School 1936; BS, West Chester State College 1946; MS, University of PA 1949; Ed.D., Temple University, 1959.  He began teaching in East Greenville, but his career was interrupted by Military Service.  He is also a graduate of Officer Candidate School Aberdeen, MD where he served as Lieutenant in the US Army Ordinance Department and also served two years in the European Theatre.  After military service he taught in New Hanover Township.  He held positions as principal in Plymouth Township Schools, Supervising Principal of Lower Pottsgrove School, Assistant County Superintendent of Montgomery County, and Founding President of Montgomery County Community College.

His community involvement included Chairman of SCORE, Chp. 594, Tri-County;  area past president of  Montg. County Health and Welfare Council; and he served on the Board of Directors for Montgomery Hospital and the Board of Lutheran Children and Family Service.

A funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday, 11:00 AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Obelisk, with Rev. Arlene Greenwald officiating. Burial will follow in Keelor’s Union Cemetery, Obelisk. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:00-10:45 AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Memorial Fund of St Luke’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 700, Frederick, PA 19435.

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cindy threlkeld

Aug-19 1:18am

melissa denise turner-corbin<br /> died august 13,2011 from heart failure. <br /> she was well loved & will be missed terribly<br />


August 16, 2011
Philip E. Pfanders, 75, of Eagleville

Philip E. Pfanders, 75, of Eagleville, passed away Monday at Chestnut Knoll, surrounded by family.

Born in Barronhill, he was the son of the late Frank and Louise (Pachella) Pfanders.

Philip was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.

Surviving are daughters Kathy Pfanders and Debby Singleton, wife of Harry; sons Kevin Pfanders, husband of Teri, Kenny Pfanders, husband of Joanne, and Rich Pfanders, husband of Shelly; brothers Frank and George Pfanders; and six grandchildren.

A casual life celebration will be held at Moorheads catering in Collegeville Monday August 22, 2011 from 5 PM to 9 PM.

Memorial contributions may be made on Philip’s behalf to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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August 16, 2011
Mildred Louise Duncan, 88, beloved mother

Mildred Louise (Greisiger) Duncan, 88, wife of the late William E. Duncan, passed away on Sunday at Frederick Mennonite Community where she was a resident for the past three years. 

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Louise (Heim) Greisiger.

Mildred was a graduate of Frankford High School.  During World War II she served as an active member with the Philadelphia Stage Door Canteen.   Living in Bally and Boyertown she worked for First Federal Bank in Boyertown as a bank teller and at Bause’s Drug Store as well as Fecera’s Furniture Store in Pottstown.  She was a long-time member, and past president, of the Boyertown Women’s Club.  She was a faithful member of Herford Mennonite Church in Bally.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #444, Boyertown Faith Chapter.  She attended the Center at Spring Street in Boyertown for many, many years. 

She is survived by son Dr. David Duncan, husband of Doreen and grandson, Brian, husband of Hannelore and grandson Craig; son Philip, husband of Ashi and granddaughter, Asal Naraghi; daughter Susanne Gresh, wife of Dale, and grandson, Jeffery, husband of Dora and great-grandson Evvan, granddaughter Pamela Mullins, wife of C. Ted and great-granddaughters, Romy and Reese; granddaughter, Katherine Gresh; daughter Wendy Duncan; and brother Jack, husband of Toni Onyx of Chandler, AZ.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 11:00AM at First Presbyterian Church, 750 N. Evans Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be on Friday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the church, with an Order of the Eastern Star service to start at 10:45AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:  Frederick Mennonite Community, PO Box 498, Frederick, PA  19435 with notation for Cedarwood activities/resident life fund in memory of Mildred Duncan.

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Sandi Quicksell

Aug-18 7:00pm

Wendy and family, Our deepest symathy to you and your family at your mother's passing. Michael and Sandi Quicksell

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Aug-25 10:54am

Dear Wendy and Family,<br /> <br /> We are very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She certainly was a nice person.<br /> <br /> Jill & Scott Barbera


August 15, 2011
Linwood S. Eddinger, 85, of Boyertown

Linwood S. “Linny” Eddinger, 85, of Boyertown, husband of the late Janet L. (Grim) Eddinger, passed away on Friday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Colebrookdale Twp., he was the son of the late Howard and Ella (Swavely) Eddinger.

Linwood was a member of Good Shepherd UCC in Boyertown where he was a member of the bible study class and a Stephen Minister. He also served as a deacon and trustee for their consistory. He worked at Boyertown Auto body for 43 years retiring in 1989. Linwood was a lifetime member of Friendship Hook & Ladder Fire Co. in Boyertown, a WWII Army Veteran, was an avid tennis player, and was a founding member and coach for the Boyertown Midget League for 20 years.

He is survived by his sons James A. of Mertztown, Dennis L. of Birdsboro, Kevin B. of Gilbertsville, and David N. Eddinger of Perkiomenville; brother Carl Eddinger of Bally; sister Evelyn Taylor of Earlville; 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his sisters Esther Reifsnyder and Kathryn Angstadt.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11:00AM at Good Shepherd UCC, 35 W. Phila. Ave., Boyertown with Rev. Dennis P. Christie officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Memorial Fund at the above address or The American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Ave, Reading, Pa. 19605 ATTN: Boyertown Relay for Life, Linwood Eddinger memorial on check memo

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John Barb Bieleski

Aug-15 5:17pm

We are so sorry for your loss.Linny was a wonderful friend & neighbor.

Joe and Robin Melcher

Aug-17 4:25pm

Dennis and Pat, We are both thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.<br /> Joe and Robin Melcher<br />

Jay and Von Wagner

Aug-17 6:25pm

Jim, Denny, Kevin, and David - our sympathies to you on your Dad's passing - he was a nice guy to to teenage guys like me<br /> Jay


August 15, 2011
Jean K. Ross Hoffman, 66, of Boyertown

Jean K. (Moyer) Ross Hoffman, 66, of Boyertown, wife of Horace G. Hoffman, passed away on Saturday at Berkshire Center in Reading.

Born in Reiffton, she was the daughter of the late Xavier D. and Mary W. (Reitnauer) Moyer.

Jean worked at Cabot Supermetals as a senior accounting clerk for 40 years, retiring in 2006. She loved her garden and participated in charities such as The Lions Club. She was a huge fan of Elvis and Kenny Rogers and loved her Chihuahua Opie.

Surviving with her husband of 3 years is daughter JoAnn E. Ross; step granddaughter Margie Ann Diehl; brother Clarence X. Moyer, husband of Dorris; nephews Eric S. Moyer and Glenn A. Moyer, husband of Katie; and 4 great grand nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville with Pastor Jim Jannotti officiating. Burial will follow in Hill Church Cemetery, Bechtelsville. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30AM to 10:15Am at the funeral home.

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Nick Feola

Aug-17 1:01pm

Dear Horace,<br /> <br /> I was so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. She was such a lovely lady and a good person and someone I'm glad that I knew. My deepest condolences I extend to you and the others of Jeans' immediate family.<br /> <br /> With Deepest Sorrows,<br /> Nick Feola


August 12, 2011
Joseph Pihanich Sr., 81, of Pottstown

Joseph Pihanich Sr., 81, of Pottstown, husband of Daisy M. (Sands) Pihanich, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Michael and Helen (Kostick) Pihanich.

Joseph was a member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Pottstown. He was retired from both Firestone Tire Co. and Bethlehem Steel. Joe liked to fish, coach little league baseball, watch the Phillies and the Eagles and most importantly loved his grandchildren.

Surviving with his wife of 53 years are his sons Joseph Jr., husband of Debra, of Pottstown, and David, husband of Joyce, of Reifton; grandchildren Michael, Seth, Alexander, Abigail and Charlotte.  Along with his parents he was predeceased by his brothers Michael and John.

A Service for the Departed will be celebrated on Tuesday, 10:30AM at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 1236 Juniper Street Pottstown with Fr. Jason Franchak officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joseph’s name to the Ladies Altar Society of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church at the above address. 

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Pat Overdorf

Aug-14 5:31pm

Dear Joe & Family, Deepest sympathy & prayers for you & your family. Love Pat & Family <br />


August 11, 2011
Richard C. McGinley Sr., 65, of Gilbertsville

Richard C. “Oldie” “Stryker” McGinley Sr., 65, of Gilbertsville, husband of Carol L. (Kreeb) McGinley, passed away on Wednesday at home after a battle with cancer surrounded by family.

Born in Ambler, he was the son of the late Robert A. Sr. and Grace Irene (Krause) McGinley.

Richard was a member of the American Italian Bocce Club in Royersford, and the American Legion Post #602 in Spring City. He worked for JMG Excavating for 15yrs and worked as a truck driver for many years. He enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting, but most of all spending time with his family.

Surviving with his wife of 13 years are children Richard C. McGinley Jr, husband of Ann, Dana L. Stoudt, wife of Randy, Henry Weiner, husband of Sissy, Samantha Kinn, wife of Warren, V. Lynn Hammer, wife of Avram, and Jeffrey Weiner, husband of Robyn; siblings Judy Hampton, wife of Warren, Barbara Murphy, wife of Howard, Robert McGinley Jr., and Jacob McGinley, husband of Rosemary; grandchildren Ryan, Morgan, Jordan, Frankie, Brittany, Alysa, Randi, Bethann, Erin, Jeremy, Justin, Jennifer, Damon, Abraham, Faith, Hope, Benjamin, Chakotay and Ziggy; and great grandchildren James and Lucas. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by niece Tamara Ann McGinley.

Services and interment are private.

Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Emotional Wellness, PO Box 3675, Reading, PA 19606

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Eleanor Jack Stanley

Aug-12 8:42am

May God Bess and take care of the family in the time of loss. Love Eleanor & Jack

Butch Cushman

Aug-13 11:48pm

It was great working with you in the sewer bussness but we both moved on from Babe's we had good times and bad but we all cross over YOU WILL BE MISSED and when its my turn I will see you again FRIEND.

Rosemary

Aug-17 10:18am

He was not a "brother-in-law" to me. He was my "brother" You will be missed.


August 10, 2011
Justine B. Rhoads, 88, of Bally

Justine B. “Sis” (Bauman) Rhoads, 88, of Bally, wife of the late Leon P. Rhoads, passed away on Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital – 17th Street in Allentown.

Born in Bally, she was the daughter of the late Harvey E. and Florence (Mutter) Bauman.

Justine was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament, Bally and the Bally Senior Center. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed reading and crocheting.

She is survived by her son James W. Rhoads, husband of Mary, of Hereford and her daughter Elaine M. Smith, wife of Ricky, of Gilbertsville; her brothers Frank of Bally, Ernest of Macungie, Robert of Bechtelsville, and Richard and Roger both of Bally; her sisters Jean Sobotor of Fl., Georgina Schmoyer of Barto, Eleanor Weinsteiger and Ruth Heydt both of Bechtelsville; grandchildren Beverly, James Jr., Kerry, Jason and Kelly; and great grandchildren Megan, Adam, Lucas, Gabrielle, Grady, Nathaniel and Xavier. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her brothers Donald, Kenneth and Jerry.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 15 at 11:00 AM at Most Blessed Sacrament RC Church, 610 Pine Street, Bally with Msgr. Edward J. Coyle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville and on Monday from 10:00 AM to 10:45AM at the church.

Memorial donations may be made in Justine’s name to Most Blessed Sacrament RC Church, 610 Pine Street, PO Box C, Bally, PA 19503 or Lehigh Valley Health Network, Development Department, PO Box 4000, 2100 Mack Blvd., Allentown Pa 18105-4000. Please include a note stating that your gift is in memory of Justine.

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Dee Mike Rowland

Aug-12 4:02pm

May God Bless you. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.7

Cathy Fred Flint

Aug-28 6:59pm

We are very sorry about your loss.May God keep you both in his prayers.<br /> Love Cathy & Fred & Family


August 8, 2011
Frances M. Daigneault, 74, of Earlville

Frances M. (Maloney) Daigneault, 74, of Earlville, wife of the late Henry L. “Hank” Daigneault, passed away on Saturday at her home with her family at her side.

Born in Newhaven, CT, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Irene (Davidson) Graham.

Frances was a member of ST. Columbkill RC Church in Boyertown. Her greatest joy in life was being a wife and mother and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons Hank Jr., husband of Beverly, of Hamburg, John D. of Leesport, Mark S., husband of Rashelle, of Parkerford, Don D. , husband of Debbie, of Earlville, David D. of Stonersville, and Daniel D. of Boyertown; daughters Diana D. Lupold of Shoemakersville, Donna L. Crawford, wife of Max, of Hamburg and Deborah D. Daigneault of Boyertown; 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by a daughter Laura Mae and son in law Gene Lupold.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, 11:00AM at ST. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, with Fr. Martin Kern officiating. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the church.

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Ty

Aug-9 5:05pm

I am truly sorry for your loss. I pray the sure hope as found in the bible will bring comfort to your hearts. "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear the voice of Christ and come out." (John 5:28 Acts 24:15)

Diana Lupold

Aug-14 2:10pm

Rest in the arms of Christ, Mom. I will love you and miss you forever. Give Dad huge hugs for us, and tell Gene I'm counting the days to when we will be together again.


August 8, 2011
Barbara J. Auman, 58, of Gilbertsville

Barbara J. (Thompson) Auman, 58, of Gilbertsville, wife of Robert L. Auman, passed away on Thursday, August 4th at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

 

Born in Norristown, she was the daughter of Doris (Robbins) Thompson and the late Melvin “Pete” Thompson.

 

Surviving with her husband and mother is her daughter Debbie L. Auman, granddaughter Gabrielle R. Auman, and brother David Thompson.

 

A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, 11:00 AM at the Keystone Fire Company, Boyertown.

 

Contributions may be made to Relay for Life of Boyertown/American Cancer Society, Team Smiles for Miles, 107 Village Green Dr., Gilbertsville, PA 19525 ATTN: Debbie Auman.

 

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Judy and Aunt Jean

Aug-11 11:13am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Doris and David.


August 5, 2011
George H. Hudick, 84, of North Coventry

George H. Hudick, 84, of North Coventry, husband of Eleanore B. (Bechtel) Hudick, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 4th at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in North Coventry, he was the son of the late Jacob and Clara Hudick.

George was a member of Zion’s United Church of Christ in Pottstown. He served in the Army Air Corps, European Theater during WWII and a member of the American Legion Post #113. George was the owner and founder of Norco Welding in Pottstown, was the Chester County Deputy Prothonotary and later became a welding instructor at Graterford Prison where he retired. He had a passion for auto racing as a driver and later the owner of the Norco Welding Racing Team which competed at local dirt tracks and Daytona International Speedway. He was a 50 year member of Stichter Masonic Lodge #254 F & AM, Pottstown, the Reading Consistory Scottish Rite Valley of Reading, the America Automobile Club of America, Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Assoc., the Antique Truck Club of American, the PA Assoc. of School Retirees, and the Birdsboro Sportsmen’s Club.   George was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsmen with a passion for antique car and truck shows and flea markets along the east coast. 

Surviving with his wife of 58 years is his daughter Jill A. Hudick, wife of Karl M. and their daughter Kortne, and son George Van Hudick, husband of Angela L., and their children Kyle and Katie. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his siblings Helen Hudick Tressler, John Hudick, Anna Hudick Heltsinger, Rudolph Hudick, and Stephen Hudick, Sr.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Peter Goguts officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.  Visitation will be from 9:30AM to 10:45AM with Masonic Services to start at 10:45AM.

Memorial donations may be made in George’s name to:  Zion’s UCC 209 Chestnut Street, Pottstown, Pa. 19464.

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ed Quay

Aug-6 7:56am

George was a wonderful man. Always enjoyed seeing and speaking with him. He will be sorely missed. Godspeed george.<br /> ed Quay<br />

Pat Overdorf

Aug-6 8:48am

Sorry about George's passing, what a great neighbor he was many years ago. Both of the boys Jerry & Denny have alot of good memories. Our prayers are with you all, God Bless, Love the Overdorf Family

Kaaren Ruth

Aug-8 3:20pm

Jill, I am thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. I alsways liked the Old Irish Blessing and hope that this brings some comfort in your time of sorrow. <br /> <br /> May the road rise up to meet you.<br /> May the wind always be at your back.<br /> May the sun shine warm upon your face,<br /> and rains fall soft upon your fields.<br /> And until we meet again,<br /> May God hold you in the palm of His hand.<br /> <br /> God Bless,<br /> Kaaren Ruth<br /> (colleague of Jill)

Jessica Menzel

Aug-9 9:47am

What a blessing it was to have known George. I wish I could be there, but I am thinking of you all. Hugs, Jessica

The Mike Erb Family

Aug-9 11:48am

George was one of the original good guys. 55 years ago he took Mike to his first race and got him hooked and there the friendship began and continued until his passing. Rest in total peace George. You will be missed by our entire family.

Lori Harriso

Aug-18 8:36am

Jill, I am so sorry to hear about your dad, he was truly one of a kind! I have many fond memories of him eating tripe in your kitchen after trips to Zerns, and always teasing and laughing. So sorry I missed the services, I was unaware of them or I would have been there. Hope your mom is doing ok, I'm sure she will miss him terribly. Take care...Love Lori


August 4, 2011
George Seavey Hill, 88, of Sanatoga

George Seavey Hill, 88, of Sanatoga, died on August 3, 2011, at the Keystone Villa at Douglasville.

George was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, on November 5, 1922, the second of two children of Charles and Minnie Hill. He served in the Army during WWII. He graduated from the Packard School of Business and attended Rutgers University. He then worked as a salesman for Uarco Business Forms for 30 years before beginning his own company, George Hill Systems, in 1980. He and his wife Mary were married for 63 years, and raised five children. George was a Boy Scout Troop Leader and an Indian Guide father; he was an active member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Temple for many years; he belonged to the Pagoda Toastmasters and the Schuylkill County Lions, and was an enthusiastic contributor to Habitat for Humanity. George was always young at heart and always interested in learning new things, from sailing, to computer technology, to philosophy. He was a charming guy who touched everyone who knew him.  Above all, he was a devoted husband and father.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary; children George (Susan), Judith (Sara), Marge Rutter (Tom), Donald, and Jonathan (Stacy); five grandsons, two granddaughters, one step-granddaughter, and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Ahearn.

A memorial service will be held in the Community Center at Sanatoga Ridge on September 3.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Phoenixville Hospital, Community Health Education and Outreach, 140 Nutt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460, ATTN: Barbara O’Connor RN.

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Marti Smith

Aug-5 8:44am

Dear Family,<br /> You are all in my prayers as you are in mourning. Spending time with George and Mary was such a pleasure. May your love and devotion to him support you now. Marti Smith, Chaplain, VNAP

Visiting Nurse Assoc of Pottstown Vicinity

Aug-8 8:04am

The hospice staff and volunteers of the Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown & Vicinity offer our heartfelt condolences on the loss of George Seavey Hill.


August 1, 2011
William G. McFarland, 81, of Pottstown

William G. McFarland, 81, husband of 47 years to E. Gloria “Dolly” (Mosteller) McFarland, of Pottstown, passed away on Saturday at the Life Care Hospital of Chester County in West Chester. Born in Phoenixville, he was a son of the late Beatrice (Tartar) McFarland, and the late William McFarland.

He was a United States Navy Veteran, and had been a long time employee and supervisor of the former Metropolitan Oil Company of Phoenixville, and also a supervisor of the former Philco Company of Spring City. Bill was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Phoenixville Masonic Lodge, and also a member of the Masonic Scottish Valley Rite Consistory of Reading.  He was also a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxilliary, and one of the founders of the Quarter Midget Racing Club of Phoenixville. Bill enjoyed boating on the Delaware Bay, the Jersey Shore, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his children; Bill McFarland, husband of Donna, of Pottstown, Debbie Wells, wife of Richard, of Pottstown,  and Bob McFarland, husband of Kathy, of Douglassvile, his grandchildren; Lisa Grebe, Nicole McFarland, and Danielle McFarland, and his great-grandchildren; Chloe Grebe, and Maddix William McFarland.

Funeral Services will be held privately by his family. Arrangements by Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464.

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Victor Margaret Jacketti

Aug-2 5:15am

Our sincere Sympathy to the Family.........<br /> <br /> Victor & Margaret Jacketti

Christine Tina Missimer

Aug-3 1:13pm

Dear Bob,Debbie,and Bill, I was so sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that you are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Love,Tina

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER

Aug-5 2:51pm

Pottstown Area Seniors' Center, Board of Directors, staff and members extend to you our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


July 27, 2011
Betty J. Follweiler, 80, formerly of Pottstown

Betty J. (York) Follweiler, 80, formerly of Pottstown, wife of the late Jay Richard Follweiler, Sr., passed away on Wednesday at Berks Heim in Leesport, Pa. Born in Tamaqua, Pa.,she was a daughter of the late Hurla (Heind) York, and the late Robert York.

She was a 1948 graduate of Tamaqua High School, and for many years had owned and operated her own residential cleaning business. Betty enjoyed gardening, taking care of animals, and spending time with her family.

Betty is survived by her daughter; Patricia L. Farina, wife of Larry, of West Reading, her son; Jay Richard Follweiler, Jr., husband of Linda, of Pottstown, her sister; Anna Teel, of Utah, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Saturday morning at 10:30 AM with Reverend Raymond Brennan officiating, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Burial will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories in Limerick. Visitation will be held on Saturday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name can be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va., 22312.

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Pam Leymeister Harris

Jul-29 10:06pm

Very sad to hear of Aunt Betty's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Joan E Smith

Jul-31 9:25pm

To Pattie & Family<br /> <br /> Thinking of you at this difficult time and extending deepest Sympathy. Please keep in touch.

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER

Aug-5 2:48pm

Pottstown Area Seniors Center, Board of Directors, Staff and members extend to all of you our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


July 26, 2011
Herbert D. Conrad, 82, of Gilbertsville

Herbert D. Conrad, 82, husband of 61 years to Pauline J. (Moyer) Conrad, of Gilbertsville, passed away on Monday at his residence. Born in Colebrookdale, Pa., he was a son of the late Stella (Shirey) and Myron Conrad.

Prior to his retirement, he had been employed for many years as a mechanic in the maintenance industry. Herbert was a long time member of Saint Luke Lutheran Church of Gilbertsville who was very active in many of the church activities. He enjoyed working around his home and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his children; Terry L. Conrad, husband of Patricia, of Boyertown, Pamela J. Zern, of Mohnton, Todd L. Conrad, husband of Donna, of Barto, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Friday at 10:30 AM at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525. Burial will follow at Bechtelsville Union Cemetery in Bechtelsville. Visitation will be held on Friday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the church. Memorial contributions in his name can be made to Saint Luke Lutheran Church at the above address.

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Lori Ritter

Jul-27 11:35am

Pauline,<br /> <br /> We are sorry for your loss. You know how much I enjoyed working and being with you and Herb and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.<br /> <br /> Lori and Dave Ritter

Dee Berger

Jul-27 5:31pm

Pauline, Terry, Pam, and Todd,<br /> I am so sorry to hear of Shorty's passing. I truly enjoyed the time I spent with him as a caregiver. His pleasant mannerism and infectious smile was always a treat! He will be truly missed by many. I will be unable to attend the services as I am away o vacation, however, please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Dee Berger

Rev Marti Smith VNAP

Jul-27 8:10pm

My prayers are with you in your loss. It has been my pleasure to work with you family. I'll be in touch soon. Marti Smith


July 22, 2011
Glenn A. Talbot, 60, of Pottstown

Glenn A. Talbot, 60, of Pottstown, fiancé of Janice E. Bechtel, passed away suddenly on Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Ashton B. and Gladys L. (Miller) Talbot.

Surviving with his fiancé is his daughter Kelly V. Bechtel of Pottstown and his three grandchildren Breanna, Bryant and Charles III.

Glenn was a former member of the German Club in Pottstown. He was a loving companion, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 28, 6:00PM at Invictus Ministries, 79 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown with Elder Charles E. Wise Sr. officiating. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family at 20 W. 3rd Street, Pottstown, PA 19464, to help defray funeral costs.

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Jean Cosbey

Jul-24 10:02am

I have fond memories of Glenn from many, many years ago when we lived in Sanatoga. My sympathy to his family.<br /> <br /> Jean (McHugh) Cosbey

Joan and Don Kalavik

Jul-24 11:53am

We are so sorry for your loss. Don and Glen worked together,at Firestone and we often spoke of him. Don ran into him,recently,and was happy to have reconnected.<br /> God Bless and keep your happy memories alive.

Patricia Staniszewski

Jul-24 12:14pm

Janice and family,<br /> We were shocked to read of Glann's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.<br /> Love,<br /> Patti and Greg

Dennis Daisy

Jul-25 1:09pm

My sincerest condolences. Glenn was a clasmate of my brother Darryl, whom we lost suddenly in November. Ironically, a previous Sanatoga neighbor and another Pottsgrove classmate sent me a picture at that time of Darryl and Glenn in the bleachers with their basketball warm up suits on! I knew Glenn even earlier in growing up with my brother in the neighborhood and playing sports. He was a fine person and you have my deepest symathy in your dear one's loss.<br /> Denny Daisy


July 20, 2011
Diane E. Alexander, 57, of Royersford

Diane E. Alexander, 57, of Royersford, passed away on Wednesday at Phoenixville Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Born in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Kathryn E. (Henderson) Alexander of Royersford and the late Louis E. Alexander, Sr.

Diane was a 1971 graduate of Athens Area HS in Athens and a 1972 graduate of CCBI of Syracuse, NY. She was employed for many years as an executive administrator in the pharmaceutical industry. Diane was a member of Sacred Heart RC Church in Royersford and enjoyed reading and crocheting.

Surviving with her mother are brothers Louis of Cambridge, MA, Joseph M. of Boulder, CO., Richard A. of San Antonio, TX, James R. of Pottstown, Jerome P., husband of Lorraine, of Sicklerville, NJ, and Michael V. Alexander, husband of Deanna, of Marlborough, CT. Also surviving is niece Lisa M. Alexander, nephews Michael J., Matthew J., Brandon M., Austin V, Joshua V., and Jonathan A. Alexander; and great niece Alisa Alexander. Along with her father she is predeceased by her sister-in-law Joan Alexander and nephew Brian L. Alexander.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 10:00AM At Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford with Rev. Jonathan Dalin officiating. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00AM to 9:45AM at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in Diane’s name to Seasons Hospice Foundation, 6400 Shafer Court, Suite 700, Rosemont, IL, 60018 or seasonsfoundation.org

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Susan Rider Yearsley

Jul-21 5:03pm

My heart is so heavy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.<br /> Love, Sue

Susan Lacey Hoffman

Jul-21 8:22pm

Mrs. Alexander, Mark, and all the Alexanders, I am so sorry to hear about Diane's death. I always remember her as as pretty little girl with beautiful dark hair. I know you will all stick together and get through this terrible tragedy. And always remember that she is out of her misery and in a good place.

Anne Hogan Riley

Jul-22 9:39am

Mrs. Alexander, Mark and family,<br /> <br /> I'm so sorry to hear about Diane. Just want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.<br /> <br /> Anne

Cindy Wilkinson Yanuzzi

Jul-22 2:14pm

Mrs. Alexander and boys, I have fond memories of "hanging" out with Diane growing up across the street on PA avenue. We will have a prayer for her at our 40th class reunion in September. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cindy

John Knowles

Jul-22 3:49pm

I was reading the Sayre paper on line today and was stunned and saddened to learn of Diane's passing. We were classmates at Epiphany School many years ago (and, truth be told, Diane was the first girl I remember having a crush on!). I wish to convey my heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Alexander, and all the family. I will be praying for all of you, and for Diane. May she rest in peace, and may Perpetual Light shine upon her!<br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> <br /> John Knowles<br /> Biglerville, PA

Brenda Scott

Jul-26 5:07pm

I 'm sorry to hear about your loss of Diane you have my deepest sympathy. I know losing someone close is a very grievous thing . (I lost my father to cancer also)My heart goes out to you all at this time you have my deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the bible's promises at REVELATION 21:4 bring comfort to your hearts at this time. ) And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”<br /> <br /> love,<br /> Brenda

Betty Tredice

Jul-27 7:04am

Mrs Alexander & Family. I am so sorry to read about Diane's passing. Diane was a good friend at work and we all missed her when she had to leave. The only thing I can say is at least she is now in peace and no longer suffering. My best to the rest of the family and I will keep you all in my prayers.

Rita Jo Little

Jul-27 7:27am

We always remember dearly our childhood friends - even when our paths cross in different directions. Diane and I were good friend throughout our early years at Epiphany School. I remember when the family lived on Elmer Avenue in Sayre, and we would walk to school. Diane and I were groomed to be organists at the Church of the Epiphany while at Epiphany School. I remember fondly when the family moved to Pennsylvania Avenue - and visiting Diane's new home. Louis, I can still hear you playing the piano so beautifully and wishing someday to play just as beautifully. You were an inspiration! Diane was a beautiful girl and I will always cherish those early years. I'll have a Mass said for her here at Epiphany Church. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Janet Morningstar Nykiel

Aug-2 8:50pm

Dear Mrs. Alexander and Family,<br /> I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always thought highly of Diane and valued her friendship while we attended Epiphany and later. My sincere sympathy is extended to you. Janet


July 12, 2011
Janet L. Wisler, 87, of Royersford

Janet L. (Emes) Wisler, 87, of Royersford, wife of the late Elmer E. Wisler, passed away on Saturday at her home.

Born in Stowe, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Adeline (Mauger) Emes.

Janet was a member of the Church of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Royersford. She was a Phillies fan and loved to read and quilt. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed.

She is survived by her children A. Kathleen Neiman of Spring City, Tim B. Wisler, husband of Roxanne, of Youngstown, OH, Cindy E. Lind, wife of Mike, of Royersford and Thomas W. Wisler of Douglassville; grandchildren Ken, Amy, Bill, Jody, Ty, Katie, Tim and Colin; 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her 3 sisters.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, 10:00AM at the Church of the Epiphany, 209 S. 3rd Ave., Royersford, PA 19468 with Rev. Jennie Anderson officiating.  Friends may pay respects from 9Am to 10AM at the church. Burial will be private.

Memorial Donations may be made in Janet’s name to the church at the above address.

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Connie Maloney

Jul-13 11:15am

Dear Tom and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. If you need anything, please call. Your in my thoughts. Connie

Rev Marti Smith

Jul-14 9:09am

Our deepest sympathies, Marti Smith, VNAP


July 7, 2011
William “Bill” LeRoy Dotterer, 80, of Boyertown

William “Bill” LeRoy Dotterer, 80, of Boyertown, husband of Mary Ellen (Quaintance) Dotterer, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Tuesday at his residence.

Born in Colebrookdale, he was the son of the late John H. and Lucy (Wolfe) Dotterer.

Bill served in the U.S.  Army from 1947-1951, and was a Corporal in the Korean War. After the service, Bill was employed at Kawecki Berylco Industries for thirty-nine years and retired in 1993.  He enjoyed spending time bowling, fishing with his grandchildren, watching Nascar and old cowboy movies, playing cards, and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Along with his wife of 57 years, he is survived by his daughters Vicki Zearfoss, wife of William Jr. of Boyertown; and Lori Moyer, wife of Marvin Moyer of Boyertown; son John Dotterer of Cleveland, TN.Grandchildren Cortnie Gotschall, Scot Moyer, Kristi Hopkins, William A., Desiree, and Brittany Dotterer,and Craig Zearfoss; Great grandchild Saige Marie; sisters Anna Endy and Mary Jane Rittle; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill is predeceased by his infant daughter Margie.

A funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, with Chaplain Elaine Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 9:30-10:45AM at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in William’s behalf to the Pottsgrove American Legion, PO Box 477 Sanatoga, PA 19464.

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Chris and Lavon Kratzer

Jul-10 10:36am

Chris and I share in your sorrow of losing a loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers!We extend our sympathy to your whole family. We are friends of Marvin and Lori.<br /> With Love, Chris and Lavon

Sandy Moser

Aug-7 12:42pm

Vicki and family,<br /> I was very sorry to see that your dad passed away. Take care at this very difficult time. All of you are in my prayers.<br />


July 7, 2011
Arlan C. Sell, 60, of Bechtelsville

Arlan “Ali” C. Sell, 60, of Bechtelsville, husband of Cindy J. (Wentzel) Sell, passed away suddenly on Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Paul and Geneva (Wentzel) Sell.

Arlan was a US Army veteran. He was a member of Upper Perk Sportsmen’s Association and a former member of the Boyertown American Legion Post 473. Arlan was an avid hunter, loved going to the mountains and most of all spending time with his family.

Along with his wife of 38 years, he is survived by his son Christian P. Sell, husband of Mary; siblings Pauline Weller, Gary, Bernard and David Sell, Mary Delo, Brian “BJ” Sell, Roger Sell and Joe Raysor; and grandchildren Paul and Tiffany Sell. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his sisters Charmain Schoch, and Maddy, Doris and Audrey Sell.

Services and interment are private.

Memorial donations may be made in Arlan’s name to the Upper Perk Sportsmen’s Assoc. Land Fund, 398 E. 6th Street, Red Hill, PA 18073.

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Jarid Miller

Jul-7 4:05pm

Very sorry for your loss, Arlan is a great man and will be missed dearly.

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Jul-8 10:58am

For the past 10 years, Arlen worked at Campbell Fittings. Everyone at Campbell truly liked him, respected him, and enjoyed working with him. His honesty, hard work ethic, conscientious nature and friendly demeanor - especially his easy smile - will be sorely missed by all. On behalf of the entire company, I offer my heartfelt condolences to his entire family, especially, his loving wife Cindy.<br /> <br /> Respectfully,<br /> Tom Paff<br /> President<br /> Campbell Fittings, Inc.<br />

Deb and Larry Gery

Jul-8 10:21pm

We'd like to express our sincere condolences to Arlan's family. <br />

Robert Fix

Jul-9 9:44am

As the Secretary of the Upper Perkiomen Sportsmen's Association ... I can say that Arlan will be dearly missed. He was a great supporter of our Club. He was always willing to lend a hand and help get the work done! I always enjoyed talking to Arlan and sharing a joke or two. Our Club is truely sorry for his loss to his family ... and to his friends at our Club. I will personally miss him very much.

Ron Schoch

Jul-9 3:31pm

Ali was a good friend and brother in law. So good and so very young. We will miss you.<br /> Ron<br />

Patty Mathias

Jul-14 12:35pm

Dear Cindy and Family,<br /> I just wanted to send my sincere sympathies. I'm so sorry for your loss and I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and if you ever need anything please give me a call. Even if you just want to talk I'm always here for you. <br /> <br /> Patty

Ronald and Mary Sell

Jul-17 4:57pm

OUR DEAPEST SYMPATHY. We are very sorry to hear of Arlan's death. God Bless


July 5, 2011
John J. “Jack Meade Jr. 70, of Pottstown

John J. “Jack” Meade, Jr., 70, husband of 44 years to Diane J. (DeNicco) Meade of Pottstown, passed away on Saturday at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Kathryn (Kelly) Meade, and the late John J. Meade, Sr.

Jack was a 1958 graduate of Saint Pius High School, and a 1962 graduate of Villanova University, where he earned a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering. At the time of his death he was the president of the Columbia Boiler Company and its many affiliates. He was a long time member of Saint Aloysius R.C. Church in Pottstown, and a member of Brookside Country Club for over 40 years. Jack was an avid runner, and a founding member of the Pottstown Pacers Running Club. His greatest accomplishments in running came from participating in all 33 Philadelphia Distance Runs, and completing numerous marathons, including the Boston Marathon. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and he will be especially missed by his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his sons; John Joseph Meade, III, and Timothy A. Meade, both of Pottstown, his daughter; Laurie B. Feldman, of Pottstown, his grandchildren; Sierra, Ethan, Aidan, Isabelle, and Tasha, his brothers; James Meade, of Pottstown, Thomas Meade, of Pottstown, Francis Meade, of Boyertown, his sister; Virginia Herrera, of Reading, his cousin; Nancy Hartenstine, of Philadelphia, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 11:30 AM at Saint Aloysius R.C. Church, Beech & Hanover Streets, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Burial will follow at Saint Aloysius New R.C. Cemetery in Pottstown. Visitation will be on Friday morning from 10:00-11:15 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name can be made to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, 5526 West 13400 South, # 510, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84096.

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PAT KRAYESKI STEFANOWICZ

Jul-6 12:02pm

diane and family...........we are so sorry for your loss. jack was a truly nice man. he was so 'a gentleman' even in high school. <br /> we have you prayer at this time.<br /> take care and god bless you.<br /> pat and stan

Jim Erb

Jul-7 6:42pm

Mrs. Meade and family,<br /> <br /> Jack was a gracious person and it was my privilege to have worked for him. We are praying for you and your family.<br /> <br /> Jim & Sarah<br /> <br />

Woody Boarman

Jul-9 10:02am

My condolences go out to the Meade family. Jack was a very dedicated man to his family, the business and his great love of running. This horrible disease has taken so many good people over the years - it's such a shame to lose Jack at such an early age. So sorry!<br /> Woody


July 5, 2011
Elmer R. Conrad, 83, of Douglass Twp., Berks County

Elmer R. Conrad, 83, husband of 60 years to Catherine M. (Hollenbach) Conrad of Douglass Township, Berks County, passed away on Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown. Born in Bechtelsville, he was a son of the late Ida (Ridenauer) Conrad, and the late Elmer E. Conrad.

He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War, a long time truck driver, and he had also been employed for over 20 years at the former Firestone Company of Pottstown. Elmer was a member of Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ in Amityville, and a life member of the Boyertown Friendship Hook & Ladder Company, Gilbertsville Fire Company, and Upper Pottsgrove Township Fire Company # 1.

In addition, he was also a member of the Oley Fire Company, Keystone Fire Company # 1 of Boyertown, Gablesville Athletic Club, Charles B. Yerger American Legion Post of Boyertown, Pikeville Township Sportsmen Association, and Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society. Elmer enjoyed spending time with his family, and driving his tractor.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his sons; E. Robert Conrad, husband of the late Faye, of Jacksonville, Fl., and Gary H. Conrad, husband of Joanne, of Pottstown, his granddaughter; Amanda Conrad, his sister; Elsie Nuss, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525. Burial will follow at Hill Church Cemetery in Boyertown. Visitation will be on Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

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Brian Henry

Jul-5 6:56pm

We are deeply sorry to hear of Elmers passing. We will miss Elmer cutting the field behind our house, he always waved if we were outside. We pray that the peace and comfort of the Lord Jesus Christ will cover your family during this time. God Bless. Brian Henry Family, Colebrookdale Rd.

Michael Borchelt

Jul-6 8:07am

Our sincerest condolences - we loved when he stopped at the shop. Borchelt Welding<br /> Mike, Danny, & Rick<br /> He will be missed.

Lonnie Debbie Kolarz

Jul-6 9:29pm

Dear Gary, Joanne,and Amanda. Deb & I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Father.Our Prayers are with you and your family. Cherish His memorys.

Skip Hurter

Jul-7 6:48am

Tootie,Gary and Bob-<br /> Sorry to hear about Elmer's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.<br /> <br /> Skip & Norma Hurter<br /> Largo, FL


July 5, 2011
David A. Nuzzo, 54, formerly of Lower Pottsgrove

David A. Nuzzo, 54, of Reading, and formerly of Lower Pottsgrove, passed away on Friday at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Born in Pottstown, he was a son of Beverly (Gabel) Nuzzo of Lower Pottsgrove, and the late Arthur J. Nuzzo.

He was a 1976 graduate of Pottsgrove High School and Automotive Training Center, and had been employed for over 25 years by Mobile Dredging & Pumping Company of Chester. David enjoyed building and riding motorcycles, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his mother, he is also survived by his children; Missy Nuzzo, of Reading, Josh Goldman, of Birdsboro, and Nicole Fink, of Lower Pottsgrove, his grandchildren; Devin, Michele, and Morgan, his brother; Randy Nuzzo, of Richmond, Va., his sister; Beverly Gruber, of Boyertown, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at 2:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525. Burial will be held privately by his family at a later date. Visitation will be on Thursday afternoon from 1:00-1:45 PM at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to either the Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, Pa., 19604, or to the Pottstown Area Artists Guild Arthur & David Nuzzo Memorial Fund, in c/o 2780 Stacie Drive, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525.

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SHIRLEY AND FRANK FRIES

Jul-5 6:27pm

Aunt Beverly, Little Bev and Randy,<br /> I am so sorry to hear about David. I had just found out he was sick.. We are with you all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.. Shirley and Frank

Jeannine Gonzalez

Jul-6 9:14am

Dave was a wonderful father to Missy..she was his life. Missy and my daughter grew up together and my memories of Dave are of a father who would do anything for his daughter. My heartfelt sympathy to family and friends who knew and loved him. Mourn his passing but celebrate his life!


July 1, 2011
Kathryn Williams, beloved mother & grandmother

Kathryn (Kleman) Williams, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great Great Grandmother entered into eternal rest with her Savior on June 29, 2011 just 22 days before her 93rd birthday.

She is predeceased by her husband, Harold William Williams in 1986, her son, Reverend Robert Harold Williams in 1989, and her granddaughter Rachael Lynn Williams in 1990.  She is survived by her daughters, Joanne Jenny wife of Eugene Jenny, Sunbury, Ohio, Jean Webb, wife of Millard Webb of New Castle, Delaware and Jeannette Kleman of York.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and her brother William Kleman.

Kathryn was born in Pottstown on July 21, 1918 to the late Michael & Suzanna (Donau) Kleman and grew up on a farm in New Hanover.  Kathryn graduated from the Swamp School in New Hanover, and Goldey Beacon School of Business.  She was a dedicated homemaker after marrying Harold Williams on June 14, 1941.  After her children grew older, she worked as a nursing assistant at Valley Forge Military Hospital, Pennsburg State Hospital and the Memorial Hospital of Pottstown.  She was also active in the Orioles Ladies Auxiliary Drill Team.

Kathryn was a regular member of the New Hanover Lutheran Church in Gilbertsville until she was unable to drive then moved her membership to Grace Lutheran Church in Pottstown. She was a lifelong resident of Pottstown until she moved to Sprenkle Village of Luther Social Services in York, Pennsylvania in 1999 and remained there until her death.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, 12:30pm at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Andrew Wirt officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11:30am to 12:15pm at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathryn’s name to Lutheran Social Services of York, 1800 Sprenkle Dr., York, PA 17404or to Clear View Church, P.O. Box 629, New Albany, Ohio 43054

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Jul-15 11:46am

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS,STAFF AND MEMBERS EXTEND TO ALL OF YOU OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES IN THE LOSS OF YOU LOVED ONE. KATHRYN WILL REMAIN IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS


June 30, 2011
Patricia A. Stein, 74, of Oley

Patricia A. (Rissmiller) Stein, 74, of Oley, wife of the late Robert Stein, passed away on Wednesday at Golden Living Center.

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late John and Perma (Reinert) Rissmiller.

Surviving is daughter Cindy L. DeLong-Kucier, wife of David, of Oley; son Lawrence P. Ritter, of Pottsville; grandchildren Michelle Ainsworth, Jeremy and Summer Ritter, William DeLong, and Caity Kucier; and four great grandchildren.

Services and interment will be private.

Contributions may be on Patricia’s behalf to the charity of your choice.

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June 27, 2011
Raymond L. Davidheiser, 83, of Pottstown

Raymond L. Davidheiser, 83, husband of 63 years to Sarah A. (Mogel) Davidheiser, of Pottstown, passed away on Thursday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Florence May (Johnson) Davidheiser, and the late Hilary E. Davidheiser.

He was a 1947 graduate of Pottstown High School, and a long time employee of the former Robinson Clay Pipe Manufacturing Company who retired as a twenty year foreman of the company. Raymond had also been employed as a salesman for several years at the former Spence Ford, and he was also the former owner of Boyer’s Shoe Store. He was a member of the East Vincent United Church of Christ, and formerly a long time member of Saint James United Church of Christ in Limerick, where he was very active and served on many church committees. He was also the organizer of the RoClay Credit Union, which later became the Tri-County Credit Union. Raymond and his wife Sarah were united in marriage on December 29, 1947, in Elkton, Maryland. He will always be remembered as a very loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his daughter; Linda Price, wife of Bill, of Pottstown, his son; Robert Davidheiser, husband of Karen, of Pottstown, his sister; Mary Jane Coleman, of New York State, his grandchildren; Daniel Price, Austin Davidheiser, Reverend Katherine Davidheiser, Morgan Davidheiser, Martin Davidheiser, Brian Davidheiser, and Michelle Bridge, his great-grandchildren; Emily Davidheiser, Samuel Davidheiser, Wesley Bridge, Isabelle Bridge, Lillian Bridge, Zachary Shine, Skylur Davidheiser, and Kloe Davidheiser. He was also preceded in death by his son; the late William A. Davidheiser.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525. Burial will be held privately by his family at a later date. Visitation will be held on Wednesday Evening from 6:00-7:15 PM at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Davidheiser Education Fund (for the higher education of his grandchildren and great- grandchildren) and be made payable to Linda Price (the administrator of the fund), and sent in care of the Funeral Home at the above address.

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June 23, 2011
Mildred “Millie” Bernhard, 87, of Gilbertsville

Mildred “Millie” Bernhard, 87, of Gilbertsville, wife of the late Harry Bernhard, passed away on Wednesday at Frederick Mennonite Community. 

Born in Niantic, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Eva (Reigner) Gaugler.

Mildred was a member of Calvary United Church of Christ in Barto, and enjoyed volunteering her time at the Boyertown Senior Center.

Surviving is granddaughter Lori Skulski, wife of John; brother Leroy (Jim) Gaugler; sisters Arline Gaugler and Shirley Kolb. She is also survived by great grandchildren Jordan Gerhardt and Kaya Skulski, along with six nieces and two nephews.

Including her parents, she is predeceased by her only son, Larry Gene Bernhard, her brother Ernest Gaugler and sister Marian Bernhard.

A funeral service will be celebrated on Monday, 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, with Rev. Kenneth Frey officiating. Burial will follow in Niantic Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the funeral home.

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Judy Stu Bolognese

Jun-26 11:40pm

Dear Lori, John & daughters,<br /> We were sorry to hear about the passing of Lori's grandmother. Our sympathy for your loss.<br /> Love, Judy & Stu


June 22, 2011
Ernest E. Roberts, 80, of Bechtelsville

Ernest E. Roberts, 80, of Bechtelsville, husband of Doris D. (Zellers) Roberts, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

Born in Slatington, Lehigh Co., he was the son of the late Steward and Edna (Schaeffer) Roberts.

Ernest was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bechtelsville. He served in the Army as a paratrooper and was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Ernest worked for the Bechtelsville Post Office as the Post Master retiring in 1990. He was a former member of the Bechtelsville Fire Co and served on the Boyertown School Board for 2 years.

Surviving with his wife of 60 years is his daughter Kim Roberts of Boyertown. Along with his parents he is predeceased by his brother Karl and sister Marian Pallo.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at 11:00AM at Bechtelsville Union Cemetery, Bechtelsville with Rev. Eugene Zaiser officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ernest’s name to National Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601

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BOB AND SANDY SCHAFFER

Jun-23 8:53am

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR. YOU COULD ALWAYS DEPEND ON ERNIE FOR HELP IF YOU NEEDED IT. HE WILL BE MISSED. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.

Dianne Roy Francis

Jun-23 12:41pm

We are saddened by your loss and we will miss Ernie as well. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve

Jun-23 2:43pm

Sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

Pete Ginny Korszniak

Jun-23 5:04pm

Kim,<br /> Thinking of you at this very sad time. Keeping you in prayer.<br /> Pete & Ginny

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Jun-23 8:37pm

Hey(gruber)Kimmy;<br /> So sorry to read about the passing of your Dad.You and Mom are remembered in our prayers.Pease&Love to all.<br /> Rich Koch

Kay Haas McGowan

Jun-24 8:32am

Kim,<br /> I feel for you and what you must be going through right now. So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom at this sad time. Sometimes it's hard being an only child. Stay strong and have faith. Kay


June 22, 2011
Myrtle E. Anderson, 89, of Pottstown

Myrtle E. (McAfee) Anderson, 89, of Pottstown, wife of the late Vaughn R.  Anderson, passed away on Tuesday at Parkhouse Providences Pointe nursing home.

Born in East Nantmeal, Chester Co., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Carrie (Eyrich) McAfee.

Myrtle was a former member of Trinity Reformed Church in Pottstown, the women’s auxiliary for the Frontier Archery Club and the Christian Women’s Association of Pottstown. She worked for ICI Americas, Inc in Valley Forge as an electronic assembler for 18 years and the former Philco in Spring City for 6 years.

Surviving is her daughter Gale L. Coughlin, wife of James, of Kitty Hawk, NC, son Gary W. Anderson, husband of Elyne, of Boca Raton, FL; grandchildren Lisa Mertz, Nadine Pence, Jennifer Cales, Matthew Anderson, and Debbie Eaton; and 10 great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her sisters Martha, Mary, Hazel, and Alice and her brothers Clair, Mike and Ed.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Terry Highland officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in Myrtle’s name to Hospice VNA Pottstown & Vicinity, 1963 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

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June 20, 2011
Kermit Raymond Lenhart, 89, of Gilbertsville

Kermit Raymond Lenhart, 89, husband of 67 years to Mildred H. (Hollowbush) Lenhart of Gilbertsville, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2011, at Manor Care in Pottstown. Born in Gilbertsville, he was the son of the late Edna M. (Shade) Lenhart, and the late Raymond S. Lenhart.

A graduate of Boyertown High School and Benjamin Franklin University (now Georgetown University), Mr. Lenhart was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. He was an active member of Saint Luke Lutheran Church in Gilbertsville and served on the church council and various committees. Kermit was a charter member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop #36 in Gilbertsville, a member of the Boyertown Rotary Club, the Boyertown Lodge F & AM, the Boyertown American Legion, served on the local school board, and a board member of the National Bank of Boyertown for 24 years.  Employed at the Boyertown Auto Body Works for 42 years, he served as treasurer and later became a co-owner. He also enjoyed spending time woodworking and horticulture.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his sons; Bruce K. Lenhart, husband of Jeanne, Peter D. Lenhart, husband of Gaye, and Jack A. Lenhart, husband of Carol, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, the late Mildred Leininger.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at 12:00 Noon at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525. A visitation and reception will follow the service immediately in the church hall. Burial with Military Honors at Limerick Garden of Memories in Limerick will be held privately by his family prior to the Memorial Service.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Saint Luke Lutheran Church at the above address

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Anna Priest

Jun-21 3:18pm

I want to extend my condolences to the family of Kermit. I was employed at the BABW from 1971 through 1990. It was always a pleasure to work with Kermit. I was in the accounting department and Kermit was always so pleasant and willing to lend a hand. I still have a little cat charm he carved for me from bone as he knew how much I liked cats. I hope he did not suffer in the end. He was a good man and deserved the best. Anna (Shaner) and John Priest


June 15, 2011
Victor Edward “Edgie” Smith 66, formerly of Pottstown

Victor Edward “Edgie” Smith, 66, of Willow Grove, and formerly of Pottstown, passed away on Monday at Abington Memorial Hospital. Son of the late Marie (Sovizal) Smith, and the late Leon Smith, he is survived by his brother, Danny Elwood Smith, husband of Poh Choo, of Aurora, Illinois; his niece, Alyson Smith; and his nephew, Lawrence Smith.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday at 1:30 PM, with Rev. Ruth Chartier officiating, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Pottstown. Visitation will be on Saturday afternoon from 12:30-1:15 PM at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to the Linfield United Church of Christ, 25 Reformed Road, Linfield, Pa., 19468.

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June 14, 2011
James W. Montague, Jr., 72, of Pottstown

James W. Montague, Jr., 72, husband of 52 years to Eleanor (Stufflet) Montague of Pottstown, passed away on Monday at Phoenixville Hospital. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Marie (Seavers) Montague, and the late James W. Montague, Sr.

He was a 1956 graduate of Pottstown High School, and a United States Navy Veteran who served aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid. James was a long time employee of the Reading Railroad, and a retiree of Conrail, who after his retirement also worked for the Montgomery County Housing Authority, and as a school bus driver for both the Pottsgrove and Spring- Ford School Districts. He was a member of both the American Legion and the Elks, who enjoyed camping, traveling, spending time at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, collecting baseball caps and light houses, and also visiting light houses.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his daughter; Cindy Montague Eisenhauer, of Harleysville, his son; Brian Montague, of Loxahatchee, Fl., his daughter; Kim Finkbiner, wife of John, of Douglassville, his grandchildren; David Eisenhauer, Shayne Eisenhauer, Zachary Finkbiner, Joshua Finkbiner, and Ashley Finkbiner, his sister; Bernadette McKinney, of Sinking Spring, and his twin sister; Jeanette Brennan, of Pottstown. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister; the late Barbara Custer.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Saturday at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery in Pottstown. Friends may also call on Saturday morning from 9:30-10:10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to a charity of the donor’s cho

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Suzanne Kupp

Jun-15 7:07am

Kim,John and family<br /> At this difficult time may you<br /> know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.<br /> With our deepest sympathy<br /> Jerry Suzanne Brian Kupp

Eric Kupp

Jun-15 7:09am

Kim, John and family,<br /> Sorry to hear about the loss of your father<br /> Eric Kupp

David Richardson

Jun-15 5:44pm

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Mr. Montague.

John Artim

Jun-15 7:33pm

Dear Nell and family,<br /> Sorry we cannot be with you at this time to share our memories and love, but know our thoughts and prayers are with you.<br /> John & Joanne

Shelly Brad Dylan Davidson

Jun-16 10:49am

Kim, John & family,<br /> Our deepesty sypmathies to you and your entire family for your loss. There really are no words. Know we are thinking of you (& all the kids too) during this difficult time and times to come with love & support.


June 13, 2011
James F. Knight, 76, of Pottstown

James F. Knight, 76, of Pottstown, South Coventry Twp., husband of Marilyn (Bean) Knight, passed away suddenly on Friday.

Born in Fairmont, WV, he was the son of the late James Knight and Rose (Morgan) Knight Garner.

Jim graduated from WVU in 1959 with a BS in Chemistry and obtained graduate credits in polymer chemistry from Temple University. He retired from Occidental Chemical Corp as division manager of purchasing. He was a member of Cedarville United Methodist Church. Jim enjoyed photography, reading, hiking, traveling, and computers. He was a loving husband and devoted father.

Along with his wife of 44 years, he is survived by his daughters Carol Woodbrook, wife of Jon, of WA and Sandra Knight, wife of Andy Buck, of NY; brothers Robert and David Knight; grandson Atticus Buck; great granddaughter Chloe Woodbrook and step-grandchildren Rachel, Rosie, Crystal, and Angela Woodbrook. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his step-father Earl Garner.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 27, from 6:00PM to 6:30PM at Cedarville United Methodist Church, 1092 Laurelwood Road, Pottstown, PA  19465 with a memorial service to follow. The Rev. Sherry Lantz officiating. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made in Jim’s name to Cedarville UMC, at the above address or to the charity of your choice.

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Tina Bell

Jun-14 8:57am

I was so saddened to hear of Jim's death. My heart goes out to Marilyn & the family. Jim was a very special gentlemean. I pray that with the love of Our Lord & Savior & through the Power of the Holy Spirit the family may find peace & comfort. Marilyn, I am so sorry. Love, Tina

Lynn McCown

Jun-17 11:50am

Marilyn abd family,<br /> I was terribly sorry to learn the news about Jim. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.<br /> With deepest sympathy,<br /> Lynn

Susan K Morgan and Rich Brooks

Jun-27 5:52pm

Marilyn and family,<br /> <br /> Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Jim was a wonderful man, and we grew to love him more with each visit that we shared. Our deepest sympathy. Love Susan Morgan and Rich Brooks


June 13, 2011
James E. Hess, 63, of Gilbertsville

James E. Hess, 63, of Gilbertsville, husband of Betty Lou (Reinhart) Hess, passed away on Friday at Fox Chase Cancer Center surrounded by his family.

Born in Sellersville, he was the son of the late Norman B. and Anna B. (Little) Hess.

Jim was an auditor with the Pennsylvania PUC and retired in February after 30 years of service.  Jim received BS degrees from Albright College in both Accounting and Economics. Jim was a veteran of the Marine Corp, serving 6 years in the reserves. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown, the Boyertown Orioles, the American Legion, and was a lifetime member of the Gilbertsville Fire Company.  Jim enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake Bay, traveling with his family, and skiing. He was an avid Flyers fan holding season tickets for 41 years.

Jim was a former American Legion baseball player, former baseball coach to the Boyertown Midget League and Jr. Legion Grizzles, and former ice hockey coach of the Pottstown Penguins, Valley Forge Colonials, and the Boyertown HS club team.

Surviving with his wife of 39 years is his son Jeffrey S. Hess, husband of Amy M., of Perkiomenville; daughter Jennifer L. Robinson, wife of Scott W., of Barto and granddaughter Alivia R. Hess. Also surviving is his faithful canine companion Murphy.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville with Rev. John G. Pearson officiating. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM and on Wednesday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in James’s name to the Boyertown Multiservice Meals on Wheels, 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown, PA 19512 or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605.

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susan davis

Jun-13 9:50am

Betty Lou, So very sorry to hear of Jim's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Dave Fridinger

Jun-14 6:25am

Betty Lou,<br /> So sorry to hear about Jim. He was a good friend for many years. We played many softball games against each other over the years in Boyertown and Gilbertsville. He was a great guy. My prayers are with you and your family in this troubling time.

George Carver

Jun-14 10:44am

Betty Lou and family,<br /> Very sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. I will always remember his smile and easy laugh.We played many ballgames together over the years;good times that will always be remembered.He loved life,his family,and being with friends. I was fortunate to be included as a friend.

mimi potoka

Jun-15 10:54pm

Betty Low<br /> I am saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was a kind caring man. It was my pleasure to have known him and taken care of him as a patient. My prayers and sympathy go out to you and your family.<br /> My Deepest Sympathy, MIMI<br />

mimi potoka

Jun-16 5:04am

Betty Lou<br /> I am saddened to hear of Jim's passsing. He was a kind caring man. It was my pleasure to have known him and cared for him as a patient. My heart goes out to you and your family. My Deepest Sympathy, MIMI

Judy Rogers

Jun-24 4:06pm

Ben, I was so sorry to hear Mary passed away. She & I worked together many years ago at PENCO Products in Oaks. She was still living home at the time. I would see here at 7 Stars frequently. She will be sadly missed.<br /> Judy


June 13, 2011
Margaret A. (Stewart) Pupek, 71, of Douglassville

Margaret A. Pupek, 71, of Douglassville, wife of Benjamin A. Pupek, Jr., passed away on Wednesday at her residence, surrounded by family. 

Born in Phoenixville, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Gephart) Stewart.  Margaret and her husband Ben previously owned the Seven Stars Inn, located in Phoenixville, for twenty years.

Margaret is survived by her husband Ben of 52 years; sons Benjamin A. III, James, Brian, and Scott; brother Daniel Stewart; sister Jane Kirkner, fourteen grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her brother George Stewart and sisters Faye Buchter and Alberta Schnovel.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11:00AM at St. Philip Neri RC Church, 1325 Klinerd Road, Pennsburg, with Fr. Robert A Roncase officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Pennsburg. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the church.

Memorial donations may be made in Margaret’s name to St. Philip Neri RC Church, 1325 Klinerd Road, Pennsburg, PA 18073.

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June 8, 2011
Louis J. Pellechia Sr., 81, of Linfield

Louis J. Pellechia Sr., 81, of Linfield, formerly of Wycombe, Bucks Co., husband of Dolores (Eshenbaugh) Pellechia, passed on Monday, June 6th.

He is survived by his wife, sons Louis J. Jr. and John V. Pellechia (Susan), grandchildren Nicholas, Elizabeth, Zachary and John Jr.; and brothers Bernard, Philip, Benny and Joseph.  Predeceased by sisters Rose, Katie, Carmela, and Annie.

Memorial Mass will be Saturday, 10:30AM at St. Joseph RC Church, 3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City. Visitation will be Saturday 9:30AM to 10:15AM at church. Burial 12:30PM Saturday at Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.

Memorial donations may be made to Bucks Co SPCA P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.

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Joan Hoye

Jun-11 7:32pm

Dearest Uncle Lou, You are sadly missed. The world has lost a great man but heaven has gained an extremely bright star in you. God bless you always and all ways. I'll never forget you! I love you. Rest in the Peace, Love, Light, and Abundant Spiritual Blessings of Our Beloved Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ. Until we meet again... Love, Your Niece, Joan (Carmela's daughter)<br /> <br /> Joan Hoye, London, England


June 7, 2011
Wesley “Mark” Bell, 65, of Pottstown

Wesley “Mark” Bell, 65, husband of 33 years to Nancy L. (Balser) Bell of Pottstown, passed away suddenly on Saturday at his residence. Born in Pottstown, he was a son of the late Sarah (Jones) Bell, and the late John Bell.

He attended Pottstown High School, and was a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Army. Wesley had been employed for 34 years by the Mrs. Smith’s Pie Company, and he was also a life member of the Pottstown Quoit Club, and the Pottstown German Club. He really enjoyed going to baseball games with his grandchildren, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his daughter; Tina L. Fry, of Pottstown, his sons; Michael W. Via, husband of Erica, of Pottstown, and Wesley Mark Bell, of Pottstown, his grandchildren; Saige, Charles, Jr., Dalton, Christina, Dylan, Brayden, Connor, Madison, and Cowen, his brother; Larry Bell, of Pottstown, his sister; Olwen Mort, of Pottstown, and his former son-in-law; Charles Fry, Sr., of Pottstown.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Friday at 10:30 AM, with Pastor Charles Cedeno officiating, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Pottstown. Friends may also call on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM and Friday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pa., 19104.

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Pat Kelley

Jun-8 5:55am

Tina & Family,<br /> <br /> I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. If I can be of any support, please don't hesitite to contact me. I'll be thinking of you & your family.<br /> <br /> Regards.<br /> <br /> Pat

Bill Brown

Jun-8 7:34am

My deepest sympathy for you and your family. It is never easy to lose a loved one regardless of the situation. The loss of a parent is especially difficult to deal with as it makes one aware of their own mortality.<br /> <br /> Be strong in this time of need as the Lord will see you and your family through this tragic time.<br /> <br /> Bill Brown

JoAnne Johnson

Jun-8 12:18pm

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Mark was a excellant neighbor and a really good friend. He will be sincerely missed.

Terrance L Wilson Sr

Jun-8 9:29pm

I would like to offer my deepest condolences to Tina and the Bell family.<br /> <br /> Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.<br /> <br /> Terrance L. WIlson Sr.<br /> Former Palm Beach District Trainer, current Account Manager at Florida Memorial University.<br /> Miami District

Don Johnson

Jun-8 10:43pm

Hello, I was a co-worker of Mark. Mark was an individual thatwas very easy to respect and he worked with you . Mark and I would do word puzzle's in the break room & he always laughed at my spelling & I would say it works for me .I em sorry for your lose,Mark was a very good man to know. Don

Kelly Zychowski

Jun-9 3:01pm

Tina - I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I cannot imagine how you must feel at this time. I wanted to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family.<br /> <br /> We send you our prayers in this time of grief,<br /> Kelly Zychowski and Barb Boyer


June 7, 2011
Cornelius Thomas, 80, Dedicated Husband and Father

After a long illness Conn passed away peacefully at his home on May 29, 2011.He was born on September 3, 1930 in Taylor Pennsylvania and was the son of the late Lewis H. Thomas and May (Davis) Thomas.
 
Conn served 20 years in the United States Air force as a Navigator and Weapons Officer, retiring as a Major.  He was a Vietnam Veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart.  In 1965 he received a Master Degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.  After retiring from the service, Conn worked as Computer Analyst.

Conn is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Aina (Krumins) Thomas,four children Barbara A. Thomas, Robert J. Thomas, Susan Linda Greenbaum and Patricia L. Thomas, eight grand children, Ayna, Alice, Joaquin, Benjamin,Joshua, Jennifer, Dylan and Alida, and one great-grandson Rodrigo. He is predeceased by his brothers William, David, and Lewis.

Funeral service with military honors will be 2:30 PM on June 10, 2011 at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940

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Kay Leng Thomas

Jun-9 1:53pm

Dear Aina,This is yur cousin Kay from Scranton PA. I am very sorry to hear about Conny.My mother Margaret Thomas widow of David Leng Thomas also died at the end of last year. She almst made 100. Knowing what you are going through,I can honestly say that I ffer you all the best and you are always welcome here. My new address is:<br /> Kay Leng Thomas<br /> 37 Park Gardens Apt. D<br /> Scranton,PA 18509<br /> All my heartfelt sympathy,<br /> Love,<br /> Kay


June 6, 2011
Cora E. Reazor, 86, of Pottstown

Cora E. (Hartline) Reazor, 86, of Pottstown, wife of Richard H. Reazor, passed away on Sunday at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Monocacy on Sept. 10, 1924, she was the daughter of the late John and Florence (Quinter) Hartline.

Cora was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Pottstown for over 50 years. She taught Sunday School and Catechism and was a member on various committees. Cora was a very intelligent and artistic woman and was a wonderful mother. She loved spending time with her family, and was a wonderful wife, friend and love of Rich’s life. She meant everything to him, her family, and had a special bond with her grandchildren.

Surviving with her husband of 60 years are her daughters Teri, wife of Donald Bryan of Birdsboro and Kim, wife of Chris Craig of Gilbertsville; grandchildren Jeremy, Melanie, Kyle and Chad and great grandson Elijah. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her sister Mary.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11:00AM at Grace Lutheran Church, 660 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown with Rev. Paul Xander officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Cora’s name to Grace Lutheran Church Improvement Fund, 660 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Karen Mauger

Jun-7 2:43pm

Teri & Family,<br /> <br /> We are thinking of you and are sorry for your loss.


June 6, 2011
Sylva Peroni, 80, of Pottstown

Sylva D. (Daub) Peroni, 80, wife of 59 years to Peter A. Peroni of Pottstown, passed away on Saturday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center due to complications caused by leukemia. Born in Linfield, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Mabel E. (Hutt) Daub, and the late Harry S. Daub.

She was a 1948 graduate of Pottstown High School, and also a 1951 graduate of the Pottstown Hospital School of Nursing. In addition to being a homemaker, Sylva was also a very dedicated Registered Nurse for many years caring for patients in their homes, at military hospitals and state hospitals, and special needs children. Her greatest enjoyment in life came from spending time with her family, and she will be sorely missed by her entire family. Sylva will always be remembered as a loving, kind, and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her daughters; Cynthia Scherer, wife of Douglas, and Laurie Sell, wife of James, both of South Coventry Township, her son; Christopher Peroni, of Honesdale, her grandchildren; Natalie Dobry, wife of Jason, Mason Scherer, Mitchell Scherer, Cole Sell, and Madeline Sell, her great-grandchildren; Nolan and Contessa Dobry, her sister; Jane Reichman, of Boyertown, and her brother; Neal Daub, of South Coventry Township.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Wednesday at 10:30 AM, with Pastor Ruth Chartier officiating, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Burial will follow at Saint Aloysius New Cemetery in Pottstown. Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name can be made to the Linfield United Church of Christ, Reformed & Church Roads, Linfield, Pa., 19468, or to the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Regional Cancer Center, 1600 E. High Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464.

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Gwyneth Thomas

Jun-7 11:30am

Sylva was a someone who always brought a smile to my face every time I saw her. She was sunshine in essence. What a loss this is for her wonderful family. My heart goes out to all of her relatives as they grieve the loss of this amazing lady. I wish you all strength in each other. Love, Gwyneth


June 3, 2011
Paul E. Bankes Sr., 89, of Spring City

Paul E. Bankes, Sr., 89, of Spring City, husband of the late Mae E. (Shuman) Bankes, passed away on Thursday at Manatawny Manor in Pottstown. Born in Beaver Valley, Pa., he was a son of the late Ella (Gotshall) Bankes, and the late Henry Bankes.

He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, and a former long time employee of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family.

Paul is survived by his children; Edward P. Bankes, husband of June, of Birdsboro, Ella M. Bieber, wife of Daniel, of Daytona Beach, Florida, Lois J. Miller, of Spring City, Paul E. Bankes, Jr., husband of Robin, of Spring City, Henry E. Bankes, of Spring City, his sister; Ella Wolfe, of Bloomsburg, 8 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, Paul was also preceded in death by his many brothers and sisters.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service with Military Honors on Thursday at 10:30 AM at Highland Memorial Park in Pottstown.

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Tina Costello

Jun-6 10:25am

Paul,<br /> Wishing you and your family heart felt condolances during this time.


May 31, 2011
Emma M. Colasanti, 93, of Stowe

Emma M. (Pace) Colasanti, 93, of Stowe, wife of the late Nicholas L. Colasanti, passed away on Sunday at her home. Born in Pottstown, she was a daughter of the late Agnes (Ines) Pace, and the late Antonio Pace.

In addition to being a homemaker, she had also been self-employed for many years as a seamstress. Emma was a longtime member of Saint Gabriel R.C. Church in Stowe, where she was very active in many of the church functions, and she was a former president of the Saint Gabriel R.C. Church Women’s Society, and also a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.  She was very devoted and faithful to the Blessed Mother, and she enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, and music.

Emma is survived by her sons; James N. Colasanti, husband of Lori, of Collegeville, Nicholas L. Colasanti, Jr., of Pottstown, John E. Colasanti, of Stowe, her daughter; Donna L. Gresko, wife of David, of Douglassville, her grandchildren; Ryan Colasanti, Angela Colasanti, Andrew Colasanti, Christopher Colasanti, Marie Colasanti, Julie Colasanti, her great-grandchildren; QingYang Irwin, Lauren Colasanti, her sister; Lena Huffman, of Pottstown, her brothers; James Pace, of Stowe, and Phillip Pace, of Pottstown. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her grandson; the late David Gresko.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10:00 AM with Rev. Fr. Thomas A. Nasta officiating, at Saint Gabriel R.C. Church, 127 E. Howard Street, Stowe, Pa., 19464. Burial will follow at Saint Aloysius New R.C. Cemetery in Pottstown. Friends may also call on Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM and Saturday morning from 8:30-9:15 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464.

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Jane Alan

Jun-1 8:52am

My sincere condolences to the Colasanti Family. God's blessings to all.


May 31, 2011
Suzanne F. Santoro, 64, of Pottstown

Suzanne F. (Fite) Santoro, 64, of Pottstown, long time companion of Richard A. Franklin, passed away on Thursday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Joan (Boxman) Fite, and the late Robert D. Fite.

She was a 1966 graduate of Haverford High School, and a very dedicated school bus driver for 37 years who loved what she did. Suzanne was also a long time member of A.A., and she felt very blessed to have many loving family members and friends. She asked that her life be celebrated with no sadness, and she sends her love to everyone she ever knew.

Suzanne is also survived by her sons; Mario R. Santoro and Robert S. Santoro, Jr., her grandchildren; David Santoro, Blessing Santoro, Dominic Santoro, and Nathan Santoro, her brother; Robert Douglas Fite, her devoted friends; Debbie Powell, Karajean Baldwin, Cheryl Summerfelt, Susan R. Baldwin, and Karen Lewis, and her cat, Boots. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister; the late Gwen Fite, and her brother; the late James Fite.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Wednesday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Dr. Donald Eisenhauer officiating, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Burial will be held privately by her family at a later date. Visitation will be on Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-1:45 PM at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name can be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o National Penn Bank, 1830 E. High Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464.

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Paul Cerecino

Jun-1 9:57pm

Bobby so sorry for your loss bro my prayers go out to u and the Family God Bless

sharon bruno

Jul-13 10:08am

im so sorry suzanne was a great person and if either of her sons want to contact me call me at 717 368 8443

Hunter Gaul

Sep-26 10:26pm

From all your cousins, Aunts and Uncles on your Mom's side of the family, may your soul find its place in heaven...you were a good person filled with the best of intentions! R.I.P.


May 26, 2011
Grace C. Secord, 101, of North Coventry

Grace (Creswell) Secord, 101, of North Coventry, wife of the late Wallace H. Secord, passed away on Wednesday May 25 at her residence.  Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late H. Clifford and Edna ( Longsdorf)Creswell.      

Grace was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Pottstown and the Order of the Eastern Star Schuylkill Chapter #338. She enjoyed sewing, and needle point, and was especially talented at crafting Ukrainian Pysanka eggs.

Surviving are grandchildren Todd Roup, Brian Varhelyi, David and Dean Secord, Stephanie Ruffing, and Thomas Mattingly; great grandchildren Caitlin Mattingly, Megan Ruffing, and Zachary and Joshua Secord; and son in law Matt Mattingly. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her children Yvette S. Roup, David S. Secord and Gail S. Mattingly; and her siblings J. Max, Marie, Lois, Saylor, and R. Newman Creswell, Janet Missimer, Jeanne Zukoski and Doris Feroe.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 2:00PM at First Presbyterian Church, 750 N. Evans Street, Pottstown with Rev. Karen Pidcock-Lester officiating. Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum. An Order of the Eastern Star service will be held at 1:45PM. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00PM to 1:45PM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Grace’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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May 23, 2011
Kyle Timothy Kulp, 16, beloved son and brothe

Kyle Timothy Kulp, 16, of Royersford, formerly of Douglassville, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 21.

Born in Pottstown, he is the son of Timothy D. Kulp and Stacey L. (Patton) Latsko.

Kyle was a 10th grader at Spring Ford High School in Royersford and formerly attended Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro.

Along with his parents, he is survived by his siblings Brittany Kulp, Austin and Isabella Latsko and Ryan, Kelsey and Kyle Brennan; step-father Christopher Latsko; step-mother Janice Kulp; maternal grandfather Jack Patton and paternal grandparents Dennis and Donna Kulp. He is predeceased by his maternal grandmother Theresa Patton.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford with Rev. Blaine Wenger officiating. Burial will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6:30PM to 8:00PM and on Friday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kyle’s name to the Kyle Kulp Scholarship Fund, c/o TD Bank, 991 South Township Line Road, Royersford, PA 19468

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PADI Diver No 09090M6187

May-24 8:36am

Was as Dutch Springs Saturday...very sorry for your loss.

Brett Patton

May-24 7:00pm

Dear aunt stcey, uncle chris, brittany, austin and isabella. this is Your nephew/cousin brett. I cant Believe what happened. out of all people it had to be him. he didnt deserve it. i wish i was home with all of you to help with the sorrow and grief. he was my most favorite cousin and i will love him and miss him forever. just know while im away ALL of you are in my heart. I wish the best to all of you guys and you all will be in my prayers. Love You Guys...

strus family birdsboro

May-24 8:17pm

our thoughts n prayers go out to kyle's family. kyle will be greatly missed.

Amanda Bentz

May-25 7:22am

Kyle was an amazing kid with a unique and lovable personality. He was truly one of a kind and always real to himself. As his teacher I saw him try out every hat and grow into a stronger person throughout his 8th grade year. Kyle will be missed and remembered forever by those who knew him, and to those who didn't: it's really a shame you'll have to wait.

Jeannie

May-25 5:01pm

Tim,I'm so sorry for your lost.<br /> I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.

Dot Jim Killinger

May-25 7:08pm

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May your strength prevail to help you through this difficult time. May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. Love Dot and Jim<br /> <br /> <br />

Juan Vega

May-26 2:34pm

I've known Kyle since sixth grade and have been in many of his classes through the years. Mrs Hettrichs class wasn't the same when he left. Kyle always seemed to make a bad situation better whether it was joking around or just saying it would be ok. That's what he said to me when my grandfather passed away last year. I will always remember him. He was an amazing friend and I am better person for knowing him. Thoughts and prayers for your family. May God bring you peace through this time.

Mary Kate Fenerty

May-26 8:06pm

Stacey, Chris, Brittany, Izzy, and Austin. I am heartbroken over what happened. I'm sorry I can't be there in person but please know that my prayers are with you and I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a great person and always so funny. I will always remember him. Love you all. Mary Kate

Mike Murphy and Shelley Chambers

May-27 10:35am

Dear Tim and Janice: Both Mike and I are thinking of you and wish to express our sympathy during this terrible time. Know that life does go on and that Kyle's memory will too. You are great people and we are thinking of you.

SB Member WB2GLP

Jun-1 4:46pm

My deepest condolences to the entire family and to Kyle. The hearts of all divers in the diving community go out to you all. I will keep you all in my prayers.


May 20, 2011
Lowell F. Moyer, 71, of Gilbertsville

Lowell F. Moyer, 71, of Gilbertsville, husband of Patricia B. (Borneman) Moyer, passed away on Wednesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Hatfield, he was the son of the late Franklin M. and Cora (Fretz) Moyer.

Lowell was a 1957 Graduate of North Penn High School, attended Juniata and Ursinus Universities and served 2 years in the Brethren Volunteer Service. He was a Member, Sunday school teacher and Deacon at Providence Church of the Brethren in Royersford. Lowell was also a Member of Ocean Grove and United Schwenkfelder Choirs, as well as various other Church of the Brethren choirs in the area.

Surviving with his wife of 47 years is his son Matthew Moyer, wife Susan; daughters, Crista Nimmerichter, husband Chip, and Jill Moyer, husband John Bachetti; adult grandson Joshua Moyer, Sr, wife Emily; grandsons Coyote, and Cayden; great grandsons Bryce, and Joshua, Jr. ; sister, Ruth West, husband Lowell, and Brother, Phillip Moyer, wife Laurel. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his grandson, the late Kian Moyer.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 29th, 3:00PM at Providence Church of the Brethren, 1202 South Township Line Road, Royersford, PA 19468. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Heifer International, PO Box 8058, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-8058, www.heifer.org or to Camp Swatara, Lowell Moyer Memorial Fund, 2905 Camp Swatara Road, Bethel, PA 19507.

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May 16, 2011
Vienna Y. DeMarco, 84, of Kutztown

Vienna Y. (Forzato) DeMarco, 84, of Kutztown, wife of the late John J. DeMarco, passed away on Sunday at Kutztown Manor.

Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Randazzo) Forzato.

Vienna was a former member of St. Francis of Assisi in Norristown and the Boyertown American Legion.

Surviving are her daughters Maria L. Petrecz, wife of Anthony J Petrecz Jr, of Bechtelsville, Donna M. Shade, wife of Robert L Shade, of Kutztown, Lisa M. Williams of Boyertown, Denise M. Schaeffer of Bechtelsville, and Anita M. Arce of Hornell, NY; her sister Rochelle Hoffman of Fleetwood, and 9 grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents she is predeceased by her brother, Sabbath Forzato.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 10:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9:00AM to 9:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Vienna’s name to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312.

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May 16, 2011
Alexandria Rose Terkowski, beloved daughter & sister

Alexandria Rose Terkowski, infant daughter of Richard E. and Hattie A. (Steward) Terkowski III of Barto, went to be with the angels on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

She is survived by her sister Lucie Terkowski; paternal grandparents Richard E. and Patience M. Terkowski II of Gilbertsville; maternal grandparents Marvin C. and Barbara A. Steward of Barto; paternal great-grandparents Richard and Shirley Terkowski; maternal great-grandmother Leilda Steward; aunts Samantha Terkowski, Suzette Coates and Kathy Weidensaul; uncles Stephen Terkowski and Joseph Steward and many cousins.

Services and interment are private.

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Valerie Gery

May-17 10:09am

My daughter, Jaidyn, is in Lucie's class at WES. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to your entire family. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Stephanie Pinder

May-18 7:51am

There are no words to express the sorrow that you are all going through. Only time I hope will try and heal things. It is very hard still for me with the passing of my brother Mark in Oct. 2010. I am hear if you need to talk at all. May God Bless and take care of all of you in this hardest time.

Jill Hendricks

May-18 2:02pm

Dearest Hattie,<br /> My prayers are with you, I give you my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.May God's sustaining grace and power somehow strenthen and comfort you at this sorrowful time. Sincerely, Jill Hendricks<br />


May 13, 2011
Ashleyjoy Thiemann, 41, of Pottstown

Ashleyjoy Thiemann, 41, of Pottstown, passed away on Thursday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Born in Pottstown, she was a daughter of Joyce A. Alexander, of Pottstown, and Billy L. Thiemann, of Pottstown.

She was a 1988 graduate of Reading Central Catholic High School, and she also attended Arizona State University, where she majored in Fine Arts. Ashley was a talented artist who loved to paint and make jewelry. She was also an animal lover who rescued two pit bulls from a shelter during her lifetime.

In addition to her parents she is also survived by her sisters; Janda S. Solazzo, wife of Michael, of Gilbertsville, and Shannon L. Thiemann-Mierzejewski, of Pottstown, her nieces; Megan and Lauren Solazzo, her nephews; Robert Wright, Brandon Boldaz, and Noah Thiemann, and her beloved pit bull; Lucky Moo.

Funeral services will be held privately by her family at a later date. Memorial contributions in her name can be made to the Montgomery County S.P.C.A., 19 E. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, Pa., 19428.

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Vincent Scarinci

May-14 11:15am

As a butterfly graces our lives with one moment's fragile beauty, so too has Ashley's presence blessed you, and those that surround you, with her life and unique spirit. May you find peace, and joy with each butterfly that passes, knowing that she lives on in the hearts of all she touched. I am deeply grieved. Please do not lose hope. I am really sorry for your loss.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

Danielle Kovach

May-15 5:18pm

I am so sad and sorry to hear the news of Ashley's passing!! We have not been in touch since high school days at St. Pius X, where we were friend during our freshman and sophomore years. Last weekend, I just reached out to contact Ashley via Facebook and had not heard back from her. I am shocked by her death! May she rest in peace!!! And my condolences to all of Ashley's family!

Christopher Petitti

May-15 9:51pm

Praying for comfort and blessings in Christ for the whole family and also want to share my deepest and hearfelt sympathies with the family at this very sad time. <br /> Blessings in Christ,<br /> Pastor Christopher Petitti

valerie schalata

May-23 9:52pm

I would like to extend my sincere sympathies to all of Ashley's family and friends. I was schocked to hear of such sorrow to her beloved family and especially cherished animals, she was truly one of a kind. She had a uniqueness,she truly was extraordinary she was like no other woman on earth. I personally was and will always be mystified and intrigued by Ashley's friendship, she gave me lots of memories to remember her by and possible share with her family at the memorial. I am preparing something special for her family to keep. I actually would like to say a few words after the eulogy. see you all then, valerie peace to Ashley...God Bless you my friend!!!xoxoxo I will love you and pray for you often, I know your at peace...i love you ash!!!!!!


May 13, 2011
Sara Jane Fisher, 85, of Pottstown

Sara Jane (Stahl) Fisher, 85, of Pottstown, wife the late Robert W. Fisher Sr., passed away on Thursday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Silas J. and Mabel E. (Kauffman) Stahl.

Sara Jane was a 1944 graduate of Pottstown High School and a graduate of the former Philadelphia Textile University where she studied millinery. She was co-owner of Wind Haven Mobile Home Estates in Sanatoga. Sara Jane was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Limerick and a past member of soroptimist.

Surviving is her son Robert W. Fisher Jr, husband of Kathleen F., of Sanatoga; daughter Wendi S., wife of Ron L. Albitz, of Sanatoga; grandchildren Robert W. Fisher III, Steve S. Fisher, Jessica Ramirez, Grant B. Albitz and Brock R. Albitz; and great grandchildren Liam, Reese, Sara, and Sadie Fisher with a 5th grandchild expected soon.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 2PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Bobbie Hoffman, Dir. Of Discipleship at ST. James Lutheran Church in Limerick, officiating. Entombment will follow in Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1:00PM to 1:45PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Diakon Hospice St John, 798 Hausman Road, Suite 300, Allentown, PA 18104 or St. James Lutheran Church, Swamp Pike & Kugler Road, Limerick, PA 19468

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Joan and Jerry Gaines

May-14 9:02pm

Sally was the life of a party and left us with great memories.<br /> We had many laughs and good times together she will be greatly missed by us. To her family and loved ones you are in our thoughts and prayers....

Teri Pursel

May-15 7:22pm

I was very sorry to hear about Sally. She has been a great friend to my Dad for years and to our family. I have many fond memories of her and her husband Bob. My sympathy goes out to all of her family.


May 13, 2011
Joseph J. Tallon Jr., 71, of Barto

Joseph J. Tallon Jr., 71, of Barto, husband of Jackie A. (Hudy) Tallon, passed away on Wednesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late Joseph J.  Sr.  and Mary (Kovach) Tallon.
Joseph was a member of the Roofers Union Local #30. He enjoyed gardening, raised horses and loved going to Cape May. Most important to him was his grandchildren and the time he spent with them.

Surviving with his wife of 17 years is his son Patrick M. Tallon, husband of Sharon; daughter Darlene A.  Brown, wife of Richard, and Vicki L. Royer, wife of Ben; sister Mary Ellen Duncan and grandchildren Haille  and Nicole Tallon, Richard Brown, and Collin and Nick Royer. He will also be sadly missed by his loving and loyal bulldog Vegas. Along with his parents he is predeceased by his brother Charlie Kovach and his sister Ann Marie Vargo.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, 7:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklins St., Pottstown with Rev. Joseph Dietz officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Monday from 6:00PM to 6:45PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joseph’s name to Montgomery County SPCA, 19 E. Ridge Pike, PO Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428-0222 or MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue, P. O. Box 155, Belmar, NJ 07719

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May-20 12:03pm

I WILL MISS YOU


May 13, 2011
Joseph Fuga, 91, of Pottstown

Joseph Fuga, 91, of Pottstown, husband of Mary P. (Sroka) Fuga, passed away on Wednesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Phoenixville, he was the son of the late Fedor and Tekla (Masluch) Fuga.

Joseph was a member of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta RC Church in Limerick , a retired member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Bally Council in Stowe and a WWII Navy veteran. He worked for Firestone Tire Company in Pottstown for 30 years. Joseph enjoyed local high school sports, particularly watching his grandchildren play as they grew up.

Surviving with his wife of 63 years is son Donald J. Fuga, husband of Sandra, of Limerick; daughter Carol A. Budnick, wife of Jack, of Gilbertsville; sisters Sophia Ferenz of Stowe, Helen Philipanics of Royersford; and grandchildren Andrew J. and Brian J. Fuga and Brent A. and Stephen J. Budnick. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers Stanley, John and Stephen Fuga and sisters Rose Szymanski and Mary Shepsko.

Relatives and friends are invited to the prayer service at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, on Tuesday, May 17 10:15AM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 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. Visitation will be from 9:00AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joseph’s name to the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Building Fund, 1228 Main Street, Linfield, PA 19468.

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Fran Cushman

May-13 8:49am

My condolences to the Fuga and <br /> Budnick Families. Words can not<br /> express my feelings so I send my<br /> prayers to each and everyone.<br /> May God bless you.

Colleen and Terry Quinn

May-13 11:41am

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. <br /> Love,<br /> Colleen (Philipanics) and Terry Quinn

Rev Martha Smith

May-15 6:55pm

You all are in my prayers, Marti Smith, Chaplain, Visiting Nurses of Pottstown

Ashley Nonamaker

May-16 12:17pm

Brent and Family,<br /> So sad to hear of your loss,<br /> May God bless you and your family during this time and always. <br /> Your in my thoughts.<br /> - Ashley, Michelle and Wayne Nonamaker.

Lorie and Mike Lyons

May-16 5:56pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the members of the Fuga and Budnick families during this difficult time. God Bless You. Love, Lorie & Mike and family.


May 11, 2011
Robert F. Jacquot, 79, of Limerick

Robert F. Jacquot, 79, of Limerick, companion of Alice Curran, and husband of the late Frances (Drapikowski) Jacquot, passed away on Tuesday at Sanatoga Center.

Born in West Conshohocken, he was the son of the late John and Ethel (Ferrier) Jacquot.

Robert loved to fish and dance. He also enjoyed watching old western movies and going to the casinos.

Surviving along with his companion of 23 years are his daughters Donna Pearson, Kathy Lipscomb and Michele McCoppin; his sisters Ethel Mae Pryor and Jacqueline Phipps; grandchildren Frances Harris and Kenneth Harris Jr., Jerry Lipscomb Jr., Nicole Jacquot, Melissa and Jacob McCoppin and Christina DeCaro; and great grandson David Andrews. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by a sister and 3 brothers.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Robert’s name to The American Heart Association, PO Box 163549, Columbus, OH, 43216-3549

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May 11, 2011
John Joseph Martin, 54, of Royersford

John Joseph Martin, 54, of Royersford, husband of Susan M. (Serratore) Martin, passed away on Tuesday at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of Margaret (Valente) Martin of Woonsocket and the late John Martin.

John was an Operation Desert Shield War Navy veteran serving for 11 years.

Along with his wife of 25 years, he is survived by his son John Martin Jr.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 11:00AM at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, 1228 Main Street, Linfield, with Fr. Paul Brandt officiating. Burial will private and at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

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

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Mark Stauffer

May-11 2:50pm

I consider it an honor to say that John was my friend. He was a good father, husband, and friend. I will always remember the times that we spent with the scouts, watching Johnny wrestle, and the Army/Navy games. We had many laughs and good times over the years. I am going to miss him and will always remember him. He taught me a lot about having a positive outlook. He once told me that he tried every day to make at least one person happy. I know he accomplished that every day that I saw him – even the last time that I visited him in the hospital. To his family and loved ones, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Understand that you do not grieve alone. Our campfires are not going to burn as strong without John but the moon will be so much brighter as he looks down upon us all. And for my friend – go Navy beat Army.


May 9, 2011
Timothy Eddinger, 46, of Boyertown

Timothy Eddinger, 46, husband of 23 years to Mollie Ann (Kitchen) Eddinger of Boyertown, passed away on Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Born in Pottstown, he was a son of Alfie (Brendlinger) Wade of Boca Raton, Fl., and the late C. Robert Eddinger.

He was a 1982 graduate of Boyertown High School, and was self-employed as the owner of Time Restorations automotive interior repair of Boyertown. Tim had a great passion for soccer, and he coached youth soccer in the Boyertown area. He was an avid fan of NASCAR and all racing, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his children.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is also survived by his children; Joshua T. Eddinger and Samantha L. Eddinger, and his brother; Jeff Eddinger, of Boca Raton, Fl.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Thursday evening at 7:30 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525. Burial will be held privately by his family. Visitation will be on Thursday evening from 6:00-7:15 PM at the Funeral Home.

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Tammy Benfield

May-10 7:06am

Mollie, Josh and Sami:<br /> We will miss Tim tremendously. He was a great friend to our family and a soccer coach Jenna always looked up to! We are here for you and will always keep you in our prayers.<br /> Randy, Tammy, Amie and Jenna

Ray and Tracy Kochey and Family

May-10 9:41am

Tim was a wonderful soccer coach and Paige really enjoyed him as a coach and person (we treasure all the Boyertown Bomber memories)..our thoughts and prayers are with your family! Ray Tracy Sammi Paige and Grant Kochey

Brian Henry

May-10 6:40pm

To Tim's family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that the Peace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be with you at this time. I didnt see Tim very often since high school but I did run into him once in awhile. And even though I didnt see him alot I will miss him. I am very sorry I could not make it to the memorial service. God Bless you. Brian Henry BASH Class of 82

Mel Betty Renninger

May-11 5:53am

To the Eddinger Family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time and in the days ahead. Alfie, you can find comfort in raising a good son, father and husband, this you can carry with you forever. <br />

gehringer

May-11 3:21pm

We are all so sorry for the loss that you have suffered. May you hold on to all your memories of Tim. We also hope that you can find some comfort and support through friends and family.

Emily and Brenda Gallagher

May-12 4:00pm

Dear Eddinger Family,<br /> Emily and I would like to tell you that we are very sorry for your loss. Tim was a huge part of Emily's soccer career and it is sad to see such an amazing person go like he did. We would like you to know we think about you guys often and we are sorry we were not aware of his condition. You are kept in our prayers. Love, The Gallagher Family

Barbara Sarangoulis

May-12 4:51pm

Dear Mollie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I had hoped to be there this evening to support you, but I will not be able to attend. God bless.

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May-13 7:42am

Sorry to hear of your loss,Tim was a great friend and I'm going to miss him dearly. Jim Heydt

DONNA STAUFFER

May-26 10:21pm

ALFIE, MY APOLOGIES FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO ATTEND THE VIEWING FOR TIM. I WAS IN DELAWARE VISITING MY SISTER FOT THE WEEK OF MAY 8TH - MAY 14TH. PLEASE EXCEPT MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES. LOVE, DONNA STAUFFER


May 9, 2011
Helen E. Hanley, 86, of Lower Pottsgrove

Helen E. (Kijek ) Hanley, 86 , wife of 65 years to John “Jack” Hanley of Lower Pottsgrove Township, passed away on Friday at Sanatoga Center. Born in Shamokin, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Alma (Wronowski) Kijek and the late Anthony Kijek.

She was a 1942 graduate of Coal Township High school, and in addition to being a homemaker, she had also worked at her brother’s oil business, Reed’s Fuel Oil Company in Stowe. Helen was a parishioner of Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church of Pottstown, and a member of the Saint Aloysius Senior Group, where she had been a past secretary. She always loved playing pinochle and other card games, bowling, and bingo.

In addition to her husband, Helen is also survived by her daughter; Mary Anne Hanley, of Lower Pottsgrove Township, her sons; James F. Hanley, husband of Bridget M., of Elverson, Pa., Dennis J. Hanley, husband of Yundi, of Salem, W.V., Kevin T. Hanley, of New Egypt, N.J., her grandchildren; Jamie Hanley, Karl Hanley, Timothy Hanley, her great-grandchildren; Summer Hanley, Karl Timothy Hanley, and her step-great-granddaughter; Brittany Wagner. Along with her parents, Helen was also preceded in death by her sister; the late Eleanor Venesky, and two brothers; Peter Kijek, and Stanley Kijek.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10:30 AM, with Rev. Fr. Joseph Maloney officiating, at Saint Aloysius R.C. Church, 223 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Burial will follow at Saint Aloysius New R.C. Cemetery in Pottstown. Visitation will be on Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the church. Memorial donations in her name can be made to the Saint Aloysius R.C. Church Gathering Center at the above address.

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Victor Margaret Jacketti

May-10 4:37am

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Family

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER

May-10 12:30pm

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER SENDS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE. YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. HELEN WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS. SHE WILL BE MISSED.

Barbara Bicksler Harvey

May-11 7:25am

Kevin, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts! My deepest sympathy....

Linda Seibert

May-17 7:17pm

Helen was a very dear friend. She was a remarkable woman who loved her friends and family more than herself, and always saw the best in everyone.<br /> My sympathy goes out to her entire family who may take comfort in knowing how much she loved all of you. I will miss her very much but I am sure she is in a better place.


May 9, 2011
Patricia A. Kopystecki, 77, of Gilbertsville

Patricia A. (Bateman) Kopystecki, 77, of Gilbertsville, wife of the late Anthony T. Kopystecki, passed away on Friday at her residence. Born in Norristown, she was a daughter of the late Kathryn (Finnegan) Bateman, and the late William J. Bateman.

In addition to being a homemaker, she had been previously employed as a former day manager of the Limerick Bowl bowling alley, and also as a waitress at the Lakeside Inn. She enjoyed floral designing and working with flowers, bowling, and spending time with her family.

Patricia is survived by her daughters; Shiryl L. Kuterbach, wife of Michael L., of Royersford, Andrea M. Halteman, wife of Scott K., of Gilbertsville, her sons; Glenn A. Kopystecki, of Phoenixville, Kenneth T. Kopystecki, husband of Susan, of Limerick, 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, her brother; John “Jack” Bateman, of Arizona, her sister; Lorraine Wagner, of Coatesville, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Wednesday at 10:30 AM with Reverend Donald Eisenhauer officiating, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, Pa., 19468. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Parker Ford. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

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Joan and Jim Wynn

May-9 7:43pm

Dear Kopystecki Family,<br /> Our deepest Sympathy to all of you..<br /> We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Pat surely will be missed. She was a really fun person. We had lots of good times way back in the village.<br /> Cherish your Mom"s memories.<br />

Steve and Fran Nagy

May-11 11:47am

We wish to extend our deep and sincere sympathy to the entire Kopystecki Family.


May 6, 2011
John R. Sassaman, 55, of Gilbertsville

John R. Sassaman, 55, husband of Marybeth (Taylor) Sassaman of Gilbertsville, passed away on Wednesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Hazelton, he was a son of the late Marion (Boyle) Sassaman, and the late James Sassaman.

He was a 1975 graduate of Pottstown High School. John had been formerly employed as a machinist for 14 years at Doehler-Jarvis before their plant closed in 2001, and he was currently employed as a sales associate at the Walmart in Bechtelsville. He was a huge University of Notre Dame fan and enthusiast, and he really enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his daughter; Megan Geise, wife of Brian, of Gilbertsville, his granddaughters; Shannon and Delaney Geise, both of Gilbertsville, his brother; James Sassaman, husband of Diane, of Conshohocken, his former sister-in-law; Dana Sassaman, of Exeter, and his nephews; Len Sassaman, of Belgium, and Calvin Sassaman, of Boyertown. Along with his parents, John was also preceded in death by his brother; the late Francis Sassaman.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 11:30 AM with Reverend Father Marty Kern officiating, at Saint Columbkill R.C. Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, Pa., 19512. Burial will be held privately by his family at a later date. Visitation will be on Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:15 AM at the church.

The family has respectfully requested that all flowers be omitted, and that memorial donations in his name be made to Saint Francis Academy, 668 Pine Street, Bally, Pa., 19503.

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May-6 12:03pm

The Winnick's feel for you loss and are in our thoughts and prayers to get through this tough time.<br /> Love the Winnick's

Virginia Jones Kane

May-8 4:09pm

I am a first cousin of John's mother, Marian. My deepest condolences for the Sassman family. God bless.


May 5, 2011
Richard E. Barron II, 47, of Phoenixville

Richard “Rick” Barron, 47, of Phoenixville, entered into eternal rest on April 29, 2011 at home surrounded by his family and close friends after a courageous two-year battle with brain cancer.  He was the husband of Sandra McKillip Barron for 21 years.

Born in Coatesville, PA, Rick was the son of the late Richard E. and Patricia A. Barron.  He was a 1982 graduate of Octorara Area High School and received a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Penn State University in 1986.  Rick worked in the IT consulting field for 25 years, providing technology services to many Fortune 500 companies.  While working at Andersen Consulting, SystemsLink, Ajilon Consulting, and most recently AETEA Information Technology, Rick was regarded as an inspirational manager and coach to his teams and was a well-respected leader among his colleagues.  He formed lifelong friendships with many of his coworkers.

Rick will be lovingly missed by everyone who knew him, but especially by his wife, Sandi, and his three children, Elli, Rachel and Tre, all living at home.  Rick’s love for his family was undeniable.  Trips to the Outer Banks, Penn State tailgates and Holiday gatherings were his favorite family moments.  Rick is also survived by two younger brothers, Mark W. Barron, husband of Vickie, of Millersville, PA and Shawn M. Barron of Lancaster, PA, and six nieces and nephews.

With the support of his family, Rick renewed his faith in God and became an active member of Royersford United Methodist Church where he often gave the children’s sermon.  Rick placed his trust in the Lord when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2009.  Never one to dwell on negative thoughts, Rick fought his illness with strength and determination and never lost hope.

Rick had a wide circle of close friends and neighbors with whom he enjoyed playing golf, traveling, entertaining at home, and attending sporting events.  Many of Rick’s friendships spanned decades, while others were new-found friends from church, work and the golf club.  These bonds of friendship were stronger than ever as he faced his biggest challenge, as evidenced by the never-ending stream of visitors and greeting cards during his illness.

A Christian funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Royersford United Methodist Church, 380 Church Street, Royersford, PA at 10:30am.  Rick’s family will greet friends at the Church from 9am until 10:15am.  Interment will take place at Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick, immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Rick Barron’s name can be sent to Royersford United Methodist Church Youth Mission Trips, 380 Church Street, Royersford, PA, 19468 or to For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation at www.takeabreakfromcancer.org.

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Marilyn Bush

May-6 8:37am

Sandi, Elli, Rachel and Tre, I am so sorry. He was such a wonderful person who was liked and loved by so many.<br /> I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.<br /> Love, Marilyn Bush


April 26, 2011
Anna Kusniez, 87, of Pottstown

Anna (Kuszyk) Kusniez, 87, wife of the late Joseph F. Kusniez, of Pottstown, passed away on Monday at Manatawny Manor in Pottstown. Born in Pottstown, she was a daughter of the late Valeria (Roman) Kuszyk, and the late Peter Kuszyk.

She was a homemaker, and a former member of the Christ Episcopal Church of Pottstown. Anna enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, flowers, and spending time with her family.

Anna is survived by her son; Joseph E. Kusniez, husband of  Doris, of Gilbertsville, three grandchildren; Jeffrey Kusniez, Timothy Kusniez, and Elizabeth Kusniez, her sister; Mary Kaas, of Pottstown, and her brother; Paul Kuszyk, of Boyertown. In addition to her husband and parents, Anna was also preceded in death by her five brothers and one sister.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Friday at 10:30 AM with Fr. Terrence Highland officiating, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Pottstown. Visitation will be held on Friday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in her name can be made to the Chester County S.P.C.A., 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, Pa., 19380.

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POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER

May-10 12:33pm

POTTTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND MEMBERS, SENDS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. ANNA WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND HEARTS AND WILL BE MISSED.

June Miscannon Kelly

May-13 10:40am

Dear Aunt Anna Thank you for always being kind to me My sincere sympathy to your family God bless you


April 25, 2011
Helen M. Reigner, 95, formerly of Boyertown

Helen M. (Sassaman) Reigner, 95, formerly of Boyertown, wife of the late Melvin Reigner, and long time companion of the late Henry Stofflet, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2011, at Manatawny Manor in Pottstown. Born in New Hanover Township, she was the daughter of the late Flora (Richards) Sassaman, and the late Frederick Sassaman.

She had been employed for many years as a cafeteria cashier at Boyertown Senior High School, and also as a waitress at the Orioles and Kolb’s Grill in Boyertown. Helen was also an avid bingo player.

Helen is survived by her daughters; Janet Kehl, of Bechtelsville, June Erb, of Boyertown, and Sherry Dries, of Boyertown, 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her son, the late Kenneth Reigner.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at 10:30 AM with her grandson, Reverend Jace Erb officiating, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Boyertown. Visitation will be on Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name can be made to Manatawny Manor, 30 Old Schuylkill Road, Pottstown, Pa., 19465.

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Apr-27 8:42am

My deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of your mother.


April 18, 2011
Gerald L. “Jerry” Reitmeyer, Sr., 71, of Pottstown

Gerald L. “Jerry” Reitmeyer, Sr., 71, of Pottstown, passed away on Monday at Sanatoga Center in Sanatoga. Born in Pottstown, he was a son of the late Nellie V. (Favinger) Reitmeyer, and the late Eugene S. Reitmeyer.

He had been employed for many years at Techalloy Manufacturing Company and the Brookside Country Club prior to his retirement. Jerry was also a Skate Guard for many years at the Ringing Rocks Roller Rink, and in his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Jerry is survived by his children; Linda Showers, Lesa Sheaffer, Jerry Reitmeyer, Jr., Michele Neiman, Michael Reitmeyer, Kimberly Resh, and Amy Nagle. He is also survived by his sister; Nancy Trego, 22 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Thursday at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Pottstown. Visitation will be held on Thursday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

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Sandy Klumpp Schlichter

Apr-19 1:30pm

I am so sorry for your loss, Uncle Jerry will be missed by the entire family. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all.


April 18, 2011
Susan K. Miller, 57, of Boyertown

Susan K. (Stengel) Miller, 57, of Boyertown, wife of Jere Miller, passed away on Saturday at Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke’s.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of John and Verna (Kehl) Stengel.

Susan enjoyed shopping, traveling and spending time with Jere. She was a loving wife, mother and daughter and will be sadly missed by all.

Surviving along with her husband of 36 years and parents is her son Jason Miller; sister Audrey Fronheiser, wife of David, and nieces Allison, Meredith, and Jackie Fronheiser.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Thursday, 1:00PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1749 S. Main St., Bechtelsville with Rev. Eugene Zaiser officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30PM to 1:00PM at the church. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th floor, Norwalk, CT 06851; or Gift of Life Transplant House, 705 Second St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902.

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Monica Adams

Apr-18 11:07am

Susan will be missed. She was one of the strongest women I have ever met. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family in this time of sorrow.

Chris Latch

Apr-18 1:58pm

Jere and Jason,<br /> <br /> Suz was so much fun to be around and will be greatly missed by us.<br /> She will always be a part of our family. Love, Rob and Chris

Dan Hoffman

Apr-18 7:13pm

Jere,Jason and Family, Susie was the life of a party and left great memories where ever she went. She will surely be missed but never forgotten. Prayers and Love, Dan and Kak

Cheryl Hernandez

Apr-19 7:27am

I worked with Susan for many years, we always joked around about squirrels and that was our Information Center mascot, she will sadly missed, my prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.

Pam Routhier

Apr-19 7:31am

Susan was such a wonderful caring person and will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Kevin Morris

Apr-19 8:50am

Susan's positive outlook on life will have a lasting impression on each person she came into contact. I learned a great deal from her and thankful for the time spent together.

Elanore A Herbst

Apr-19 12:21pm

Susan was the most positive person I have known. She always had an ear to listen and the ability to make me feel calm. May her family find calm and peace in their memories.

Diane Weinhold

Apr-19 1:05pm

Susan was definately one who gave a great testimony of accepting the road her journey led her to, and determined to make the best of every bend and turn it took. I am very thankful that our roads crossed in her journey and I will definately cross roads with her again when we are together again with the Lord. My prayers are with the family and know that you have been blessed with the time you shared with Susan. May your memories of her soon bring Smiles to replace the sadness you now feel.


April 18, 2011
Ronald Lee Williams, 71, of Pottstown

Ronald Lee Williams, 71, of Pottstown, passed away on Sunday at Manor Care in Pottstown.

Born in Albany, CA, and formerly of Eugene, Oregon, he was the son of the late William S. and Clara May (Danford) Williams.

Surviving is his brother Robert Williams, husband of Virginia, of Sun City, CA; daughters Denise Bruno, wife of Edward, of Pottstown and Dori Keran, wife of Bill, of Arvada, CO; and grandchildren Sabrina Lee Bell of Hatfield and Stephanie Rae Bell of San Diego, CA. Also surviving are his former wives Gloria (Losasso) Williams and Gail (Herron) Williams and sister in law Patricia Williams of Denver, CO. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers Richard and Glenn Williams.

Ron was a talented musician having played piano with his Big Band orchestra. He enjoyed dancing, bowling, fishing and cars. He was also a former DeMolay with the Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, 7:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6:30PM to 7:00PM at the funeral home

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ronald’s name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3300 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.

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April 18, 2011
Stefi Weglos Sikora, 87, of Pottstown

Stefi Weglos Sikora, 87, of Pottstown, wife of the late Michael Sikora, passed away on Thursday at her home.

Born in Linfield, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Sophie (Greszeruk) Weglos.

She is survived by her daughter Stephanie Pessey, wife of Michel, of West Chester, brother Stanley Weglos and her sisters Hedwig Clark and Mary Landis. Along with her husband and parents she is predeceased by her brothers Michael, Frank and Steve Weglos and her sisters Catherine Vagasky and Veronica Lew.

Stefi was a member of the former St. Clare’s Roman Catholic Church in Linfield.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11:00AM at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta RC Church (formerly St. Clare’s RC Church), Linfield Campus, 1228 Main Street, Linfield with Fr. Paul Brandt officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Byzantine Church Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Stefi’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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April 18, 2011
Vernon E. Heimbach, 81, of Gilbertsville

Vernon E. Heimbach, 81, husband of 60 years to the late Doris (Snyder) Heimbach of Gilbertsville, passed away on Friday at his home. Born in Frederick, he was a son of the late Bertha (Leister) Heimbach, and the late Thomas Heimbach.

He had been employed for many years as a welder for Palladino Brothers Company of Pottstown. Vernon enjoyed bowling, going to carnivals, country music, and spending time with his family.

Vernon is survived by 4 sons; Laverne “Chick” Heimbach, of New Berlinville, Kevin M. Heimbach, of Boyertown, Craig A. Heimbach, of Pottstown, Todd S. Heimbach, of Boyertown, 3 daughters; Ruth A. DeTurck, of Fleetwood, Karen L. Ziegler, of Barto, Tina L. Conrad, of Boyertown, 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his 2 sisters; Mazie Rose, of Zieglersville, and Buelah Leister, of Delaware.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Tuesday at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525. Burial will follow at Keelor’s Union Cemetery, Obelisk. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions in his name can be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o National Penn Bank, 1830 E. High Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464.

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April 14, 2011
Joanne Godshall, 69, of Pottstown

Joanne (McCoach) Godshall, 69, of Pottstown, passed away on Tuesday at Life Care Hospital in West Chester.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Jeannette (End) McCoach.

She is survived by her son David Godshall Jr, husband of Karen; her daughters Donna Yerger, wife of Donald, Leanne Rizzo, wife of Frank and Susan Pellechia, wife of John; siblings John McCoach, Karen Barnshaw, Jane Blackwell, and Linda Shafer;  and her loving grandchildren David III and Michael Godshall, Alicia, William and Derrek Yerger, Danielle, Nicholas and Brianna Rizzo and John Pellechia Jr.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, 11:00AM at St. Joseph RC Church, 3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City with Fr. Charles R. O'Hara officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joanne's name to the  American Lung Association National Headquarters, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004.

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April 14, 2011
Peggy A. Weand, 77, of Gilbertsville

Peggy A. (Erb) Weand, 77, of Gilbertsville, wife of William R. Weand Jr., passed away on Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Birdsboro, she was the daughter of the late Richard J. Sr. and Myrtle (McCormick) Erb.

Peg was an active member at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oley where she was part of the worship and music committee and was in charge of the acolytes. She was also a former Sunday school teacher and choir member. Peggy enjoyed going to the mountains in Cameron County, PA with Bill where they would stay and relax. Peg was also a member of the Boyertown Senior Center.

Surviving with her husband of 57 years are her sons Gregory R.  Weand of Pottstown and Steven J. Weand, husband of Lori, of New Ringgold and her brother Robert Erb, husband of Eleanor, of Boyertown. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her brother Richard J. Erb Jr.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, 11:00AM at ST. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 342 Lobachsville Road, Oley, with Pastor Charles  Scharadin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 9:30AM to 11:00AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Peg’s name to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 342 Lobachsville Road, Oley, PA 19547.

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April 11, 2011
Morris H. Berger, 91, of Boyertown

Morris H. Berger, 91, husband of the late Marie C. (Dierolf) Berger of Boyertown, passed away on Saturday at Lehigh Valley Health Network Hospice in Allentown. Born in Coaldale, Pa., he was a son of the late Anna (Flannery) Berger, and the late William Berger.

He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II, and had been employed by the Stanley G. Flagg Company for over 40 years prior to his retirement. Morris had also been a long time volunteer of the Salvation Army, and the Boyertown Area Multi-Service.

Morris is survived by his sister; Kathryn Coulton, of North Wales, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Friday at 10:30 AM with Reverend John G. Pearson officiating, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525. Burial will follow at Hill Church Cemetery in Boyertown. Visitation will be held on Friday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

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john byrd

Apr-12 11:55am

Its sad when we live so long that are ailments become the focus of our lives but God gives us hope in Revelation 21:4 it says "He (God) will wipeout every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more. The former things have passed away." what a time to look forward to

Carol Mazzanti

Apr-14 1:07pm

This gentle of a man will be sadly missed. He loved his home so dearly and it was a joy to see him everyday sitting in his chair over the last 20 years. As a neighbor, we will always remember him with loving memories.


April 11, 2011
Burton W. Smith, Sr., 94, formerly of Pottstown

Burton W. Smith, Sr., 94, husband of 70 years to Blodwyn D. (Williams) Smith, formerly of Pottstown, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Manor Care Sinking Spring. Born in Drums, Pa., he was a son of the late Adeline (Drasher) Smith, and the late Charles G. Smith.

He had been employed for many years as a tool room foreman for the U.S. Axle Company of Pottstown before his retirement in the late 1970’s. Burton was an avid golfer who won many awards. He loved spending time in his vegetable garden. After he retired, he greatly enjoyed being a vendor at many local flea markets. He was a man of great faith who was a former member of Colebrookdale Chapel and New Life Bible Fellowship Churches.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his children; Phyllis Patukas, wife of Peter, of Coatesville, Burton W. Smith, Jr., of Boyertown, Marilyn Fiorini, wife of Larry, of Birdsboro, Mark Smith, husband of Beverly, of Barto, 6 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren and his brother; Howard E. Smith, of Drums, Pa. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his 3 sisters and 4 brothers.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Thursday morning, April 14, 2011, at 11:30 AM, with Pastor Raymond Leslie officiating, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park in Pottstown. Visitation will be held on Thursday morning from 10:30-11:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested memorial contributions in his name be made to the Salvation Army, 137 King Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464.

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Sanatoga Court

Apr-12 6:45pm

The residents and staff of Sanatoga Court extend thier condolences to the Smith family.


April 11, 2011
Theresa D. Herner, 69, of Phoenixville

Theresa D. (Quinn) Herner, 69, wife of 49 years to David A. Herner of Phoenixville, passed away on Saturday at Parkhouse Providence Pointe in Royersford. Born in Pottstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Pearl (Moyer) Quinn and the late James Quinn.

She was a 1959 graduate of St. Pius High School, and she had been employed for many years in the housekeeping department at Pennhurst State Hospital and Norristown State Hospital. Theresa really enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her children; David L. Herner, of North Coventry, Joseph Herner, husband of Sandra, of Phoenixville, Brenda Vickers, wife of David, of Phoenixville, and her grandchildren; Matthew Herner, Jena Herner, and Braydon Vickers. She was also preceded in death by her brother; the late James Quinn, Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Thursday at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, Pa., 19468. Burial will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories in Limerick. Visitation will be held on Thursday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

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Ken Jeanne Glassmoyer

Apr-11 12:13pm

Dave : Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time in your lives.Just remember all the fond memories of years spent with Terry. Please keep the faith in the years ahead.

Bill Oister

Apr-13 9:56pm

Dave and family,<br /> I was to hear that Terri had passed away. I was remembering all the good times we had in the past,and how quickly life passes. I'm sorry that I cannot be there. You and your family are in my prayers. <br /> I am giving you my number if you would like to call me 610-326-2990.<br /> <br /> Long time friend<br /> Bill Oister


April 11, 2011
Barbara A. Littlewood, 74, of Warrington

Barbara A. (Kelly) Littlewood, 74, of Warrington, Pa., wife of the late John Thompson Littlewood, III, of Pottstown, passed away of natural causes on April 8, 2011, at her daughter’s residence in Exeter, Pa., with her family by her side. She was born on March 20, 1937, in Troy, New York, a daughter of John C. Kelly, of Lansdale, Pa., and the late Marian A. (Hansen) Kelly.

She had been employed for over 20 years at the Mrs. Smith’s Frozen Foods Company of Pottstown prior to her retirement in 1996. Barbara was a devout member of St. Robert Bellarmine R.C. Church in Warrington, and very active in her community. She was an avid golfer, and a member of the Fairway Ladies Golf League. She loved all sports and traveling. Barbara was a very loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who really enjoyed spending time with her family, and especially their yearly trips to Stone Harbor. Even though she will be greatly missed and remembered in our hearts forever, we rejoice for her on the reunion of her and her beloved husband, whom she has been waiting to see for 14 long years.

In addition to her father, she is also survived by her children; Kim M. Farnsworth-O’Neill, wife of Larry, of Chester Springs, Karen A. Acosta, wife of Michael, of Exeter, Kathleen T. Freno, partner of Rachel Schilder, of Mullica Hill, N.J., Kevin G. Granger, of Cocoa Beach, Fl., 14 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Barbara is also survived by her siblings; John T. Kelly, of Maine, Kay Glasheen, of North Carolina, Thomas Kelly, of Colorado, her brothers-in-law; Donald G. Littlewood, of Berwyn, Richard B. Littlewood, of Bryn Mawr, her step-sons; Jeffery T. Littlewood and Richard S. Littlewood, both of Italy, and many other loving relatives and dear friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at 11:00 AM at St. Robert Bellarmine R.C. Church, 856 Euclid Avenue, Warrington, Pa., 18976. Burial will be held privately by her family at St. Aloysius New R.C. Cemetery in Pottstown. Friends may also call on Wednesday morning from 10:15-10:45 AM at the church, and Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Barbara’s name can be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, P.O. Box 2151, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn., 38101-2151.

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Jean McHugh Cosbey

Apr-11 11:43am

To Barbara's Family,<br /> I worked a very long time with Barbara and Tom, and was shocked to hear this sad news. Barbara & I went to see Villanova beat Georgetown in triple overtime many years ago, and I still think about that day esp. in March. <br /> <br /> My thoughts and prayers are with her family today.<br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> Jean McHugh Cosbey<br /> Lawerenceville,GA

Shelba Tony Detri

Apr-12 9:40am

To Barbara's family, we want to express our deepest sympathy--a long time friend and co-worker. Barbara was a good person, always ready to help someone. She loved her family. We shared many highs and lows over the years with her. It's hard to believe it's been 14 years since Tom passed and rest assured she is happy. Bless your family.

Paul Schwab

Apr-13 10:31am

I am so sorry to hear about your mom Kim and Karen...... I was an honor to know her for even such a brief time......<br /> <br /> If you need anything, you both know how to reach me..... you are in my thoughts and prayers....<br /> <br /> paul

Julie Loftus

Apr-13 10:13pm

Kathleen, I am sorry that I could not be there with you but know that I am thinking of you and your family. Call me if you need anything, I am here for you. Love Julie


April 4, 2011
Grace Bause, 78, of Schwenksville

Grace (Brauss) Bause, 78, of Schwenksville, formerly of Medford Lakes, NJ, passed away on Friday, April 1 at Manor Care in Pottstown.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Norman Y. and Rose A. (Frey) Brauss.

She is survived by her son Eric G. Bause and her sister Helen Westervelt.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9 at 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s name to The Pennsylvania SPCA, 350 E. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134 or to the animal shelter of your choice.

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sue matthews and friends

Apr-4 5:09pm

our sympathys go out to your family.

john byrd

Apr-5 11:51am

At sad times like these it is good to reflect on what God's word says at Isaiah 26:19 it says "Your dead ones will live...They will rise up and Psalm 37:29 it says "The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will reside forever upon it." if you would like to find out more please contact me.

GRACE BAUSE

Apr-5 3:31pm

I am so sorry to learn of Grace's passing. we had a good time together in school....my condolences to all in her family...<br /> Sincerely, Wilma Fritz

Ted Steinmetz

Apr-5 4:41pm

I'm sorry to hear of your mother's death, Eric. No matter how imminent, when it actually happens, it's always a huge shock. I'll be thinking of you and how I used to see your mom many years ago on many afternoons on the return ride from Shawnee with you.

Gerry Courtney Janssen

Apr-5 7:58pm

Eric:<br /> <br /> So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you better times in the future<br /> <br /> Gerry Courtney-Janssen <br /> (Neeta School)<br />

Karen Hallman

Apr-8 2:02pm

Eric, Your mother was a great person and always try to live life to the fullest.She also was a great aunt to me and my family,she will be greatly missed.Our condolence,s Karen &Todd Hallman and Family


April 1, 2011
Blanche Ella Babiash, 71, of Royersford

Blanche Ella (Reese) Babiash, 71, of Royersford, wife of William Edward Babiash, passed away on Thursday, March 31 at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Born in Darby, and formerly of Malvern and Chadds Ford, she was the daughter of the late William W. and Elizabeth (McNamara) Reese.

Blanche was a 1957 graduate of the Notre Dame Academy in Villanova. In 1959 she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. She attended Sacred Heart RC Church in Royersford. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Along with her husband of 50 years, she is survived by her children Laura Polischuk, Bill Babiash Jr., Lisa Roldan, Rick Babiash and Tammy Duke; her sisters Elizabeth Hebeler and Mary Hardican, her brother William Reese and her 12 beloved grandchildren Larissa, Andrea, Elena, Anthony, Chris, Ryan, Maya, Evan, Brandon, Matthew,  Ashley, and Zoe.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 10:00AM at Sacred Heart RC Church, 838 Walnut Street, Royersford with Fr. Peter DiMaria officiating. Burial will be private and at a later date. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:15AM to 9:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Blanche Babiash to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation online at www.giftofchildhood.org , or by check payable to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, Lockbox #1352, P.O. Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352. Please memo Blanche Babiash on your check.

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Mary Jo Walheim

Apr-3 6:30am

Bill,<br /> Joe and I are so sorry for the loss that you and your family are suffering.Our prayers and thoughts are with you as are the prayers of so many of Blanche's classmates who loved her. Mary Jo

Mary Joan Walheim

Apr-3 4:39pm

Dear Bill, Joe and I offer our deepest condolences to you and your family.<br /> <br /> Blanche would share such warm family stories when we would get together. She was a much enjoyed and loved member of our class at Notre Dame.<br /> Mary Jo


March 31, 2011
Phillip A. Young, 68, of Linfield

Phillip A. Young, 68, of Linfield, husband of Linda M. (Jordan) Young, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 30.

Born in Boston, MA he was the son of the late Clifford C. and Evelyn N. (Swift) Young.

Phillip was a Vietnam Army Veteran. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved going camping.

Phillip was a member of the Coudersport VFW and the Phoenixville Moose Lodge #1273. He enjoyed watching all types of sports but loved to cheer on Penn State and watch NASCAR.

Along with his wife of 43 years, Phillip is survived by his son Phillip A.  Young II, husband of Pam and his daughter Karla G. Trawitz, wife of Michael; his brothers Greg and Walter Young and sister Gail Witter. He is also survived by his grandchildren Autumn, Aaron, Hailey and Ella. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by two brothers.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 8th, 2:00PM at the Royersford VFW, 730 S. 4th Street, Royersford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Phillip’s name to the American Heart Association, PO Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549 or the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312.

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