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January 31, 2012
Margaret Mary McLaughlin 87, of Royersford

Margaret Mary (Blanche) McLaughlin, 87, of Royersford, formerly of Audubon, wife of the late Ralph E. McLaughlin, passed away on Saturday at Mercy Suburban Hospital in Norristown.

Born in Plymouth Twp., Montgomery, Co., she was the daughter of the late Timothy L. and Mary (Heebner) Blanche.

Margaret was a former member of ST. Teresa of Avila RC Church in Betzwood. She received her LPN license at Sacred Heart Hospital and worked for the Norristown State Hospital for 36 years, retiring in 1991. She was the former treasurer and past president of the Norristown chapter of the LPN Association. Margaret enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and going to Somers Point in NJ during the summer.

Surviving is son Gregory R. McLaughlin, husband of Paula; daughter Colleen M. Madden, wife of Gerard; sisters Eleanor Schaffer and Patricia Hennessy; grandchildren Wendi Pratt, Erin Deiter, Alison Frees, and Timothy McLaughlin; and 8 great grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, she is predeceased by 2 brothers and 1 sister.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 3, 10:30AM at Holy Trinity RC Church, 219 Dayton Street, Phoenixville, with Fr. Brian Hennessy officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, 7:00PM to 8:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford and on Friday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the Church. Entombment will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories Mausoleum.

Memorial donations may be made in Margaret’s name to Riverview Adult Day Service, 1600 Black Rock Road, Royersford, PA 19468.

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Paula Frank Casey

Jan-31 6:21pm

Margaret will surely be missed. What a lovely lady and always had a smile. Our hearts go out to the family at this sad time. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Michelle Briggs

Feb-1 9:48pm

Dear Colleen and Family - <br /> You are in our thoughts and prayers.<br /> Michelle & Mitch Briggs

Tom Murphy

Feb-2 4:22pm

Dear Colleen and Greg,<br /> <br /> So sorry to read about your mom. She was a woman of great character, who left a lifetime impression on me. Almost thought of her like Donna Reed and June Cleaver. Just a great mom to grow up around. I'm sure she will be missed.

Jim Bink Brown

Feb-9 9:48am

Greg and Paula/Colleen and Jerry--Very sorry to hear about your Mom's passing--It's been a sad 2 weeks on Thrush Lane--My Step-Dad (Joe Frye) and Wes Emerson also died. Lots of fond memories of your Mom!<br /> Jim "Bink" Brown


January 30, 2012
Frank A. Speilman Jr., 80, of Pottstown

Frank A. Speilman, 80, of Pottstown, New Hanover Twp., husband of Helen M. (Yeager)Speilman, passed away on Friday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Frank A. Sr. and E. Marie (Snyder) Speilman.

Frank was an M.P. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Carpenters Union #1595.  He was also a member of Stichter Lodge #254 F&AM, Pottstown, the Reading Lodge of Perfection, the Rajah Shrine, the Pine Forge Sportsman’s Club, Frontier Archery Club and the Little Six Hunting Club in Tioga, Co., PA. Frank was an avid fisherman, hunter and baseball supporter.

Surviving with his wife of 60 years are children Frank C. Speilman, husband of Wendy (Levengood), Sue L. Hallman, wife of Bruce, and Michael C. Speilman, husband of Lori (Bush); his brother John L. Speilman and grandsons Brandon Speilman, Alex, Todd, and Cole Speilman, and Brock Hallman.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville.  Visitation will be from 9:30AM to 10:45AM with a Masonic Service at 10:45AM. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made in Frank’s name to the Boyertown Area Youth Baseball Ltd. (Boyertown American Legion BEARS Team), PO Box 1982, Boyertown, PA 19512 and/or the Montgomery County SPCA, 1059 Sweisford Road, Perkiomenville, PA 18074.

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Peter Betty Koch

Jan-30 7:25pm

Helen & Family, We are sending all of you our love and deepest sympathy. We are so sorry that we are so far away and can not be with you in person but know that we are with you in thought.<br /> Frank was always there to offer help to me anytime after Pete left for NC. He was a great baseball fan and an even better neighbor and will be missed by all. Love and sympathy to all the family, Betty & Pete

Mary Geib

Jan-31 7:24am

Frank,<br /> My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories of your Father.

bill and stephanie hallman

Feb-1 8:27am

our sincere sympathy <br /> we enjoyed his company and conversations at the holidays.<br /> <br /> our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time<br />

Steve Stofflet

Feb-7 7:37pm

Mike, Lori and family,<br /> Sorry to hear of your loss.


January 26, 2012
Richard H. Schott, 82, of Gilbertsville

Richard H. “Shutty” Schott, 82, of Gilbertsville, husband of Helen M. (Ryzner) Schott, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 25th at his home.

Born in Boyertown, he was the son of the late Harvey and Ella (Dotterer) Schott.

Richard was a 1947 graduate of Boyertown High School where he was on both the football and basketball team.  He worked for Bethlehem Steel for 27 years and most recently 15 years as the groundskeeper at the Boyertown High School Athletic Fields. He loved to watch both the American Legion and high school baseball teams. Richard was an Army veteran serving during post World War II and a member of ST. Columbkill RC Church.

Surviving with his wife of 61 years is daughter Kathy Rice, wife of Mark, of Schwenksville; and grandchildren Dillon and Danielle Rice. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Stanley Schott and sisters Iva Weller, Alma Hallman, Edith Cressman and Anna Kirk.

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

Memorial donations may be made in Richard’s name to ST. Columbkill RC Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, PA 19512 or National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

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January 24, 2012
John “Jack” J. Hanley, 87, WWII Vet

John “Jack” J. Hanley, 87, of Pottstown, husband of the late Helen E. (Kijek) Hanley, passed away on Sunday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Shamokin, he was the son of the late Francis X. and Helen C. (Donlan) Hanley.

John was a member of ST. Aloysius R.C. Church, where he was an usher and active there for many years, the ST. Aloysius Senior Group and the Knights of Columbus, Father Bally Council #1192. He worked for Firestone Tire & Rubber, Occidental Chemical and was a former custodian for ST. Pius X High School.  John was a WWII US Navy Veteran receiving the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon and the Victory Medal. He had a chance to revisit Pearl Harbor, a dream of his since he last served. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Surviving are sons James F. Hanley , husband of Bridget M., of Elverson, Dennis J. Hanley, husband of Yundi, of Salem, WV, and Kevin T. Hanley of New Egypt, NJ; daughter Mary Anne Hanley of Lower Pottsgrove Twp., brother Francis “Rip” Hanley of Lewisburg; grandsons Jamie, Karl and Timothy Hanley; great grandchildren Summer Morgan and Karl Timothy Hanley; and a step great granddaughter Brittany Wagner. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his sister Elizabeth “Bibi” Marcinek.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 11:00AM at ST. Aloysius RC Church, Hanover & Beech Street, Pottstown with Fr. Joseph Maloney officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church. Burial will follow in ST. Aloysius New Cemetery, Lower Pottsgrove Twp.

Memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to the ST. Aloysius Gathering Center, 223 Beech Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

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LEHMANS

Jan-24 5:29pm

The Lehmans will always love the Hanleys. We could never have asked for better neighbors. The nicest people on earth. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Brett, Jill, Sean, Cody and Abigail

Barbara Bicksler Harvey

Jan-25 8:50am

My sincere condolences to the entire family. Please know that you are in my thoughts.<br /> (I graduated from high school with Kevin)

Marsha Breslawski Kane

Jan-25 3:05pm

Dear Kevin, Mary Anne and family,<br /> <br /> I was so sorry to read about your father's passing in today's paper. I have nothing but found memories of your father (and mother) as being very kind to me.<br /> <br /> I recently lost my mother Dec. 1st (8 days shy of her 90 birthday). We had a surprise party planned!!! My father passed away in 2003. Losing the second parent is especially hard because it now means that we are the "next generation" left to carry on.<br /> <br /> Cherish all the special memories you have. <br /> <br /> Marsha

Denny Daisy

Feb-7 4:18pm

To Jim and family,<br /> Sincere condolences for the deep loss of a wonderful man. I had spent much time talking with him after mass at St. Al's the last few years. May your loving memories, which will last a lifetime, carry you at through this difficult time.<br /> Denny


January 24, 2012
Blodwyn D. Smith, 90, formerly of Pottstown

Blodwyn D. (Williams) Smith, 90, wife of the late Burton W. Smith Sr., formerly of Pottstown, passed away with her children by her side on Monday at Berkshire Commons in Exeter Township. In December 2010, Burton and Blodwyn celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Born in Pond Creek, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Edmund and Esther (Davis) Williams.

Blodwyn was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed cooking and sewing. In her earlier years, she worked with 4-H groups, teaching young people to sew. Through the years, she had also been active in church work and in various Parent-Teacher Organizations. She loved to knit, crochet, and do various handcrafts. She also enjoyed reading and doing word puzzles. She was a past member of Colebrookdale Chapel and New Life Bible Fellowship Church.

Surviving are her children Phyllis Patukas, wife of Peter, of Coatesville; Burton W. Smith Jr. of Boyertown; Marilyn Fiorini, wife of Larry, of Birdsboro; and Mark Smith, husband of Beverly, of Barto. Also surviving are her sisters, Beatrice Taylor of Virginia, Esther Wray of West Virginia, Gwendolyn Kromis of Upper Lehigh, and Elinor Reese of Walnutport; 6 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Along with her husband and parents, she was predeceased by 5 brothers and 4 sisters.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville, with Pastor Arthur Simpson officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested memorial contributions be made in her memory to the Salvation Army, 137 King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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Barbara Egbert

Jan-26 6:09am

Marilyn , i would like to send my condolence to your mother's passing. like your dad she was a wonderful woman. i remember them from Genisis Health Care.I send u and your family my prayers.


January 23, 2012
Mae M. (Williams) Erb, 90, of Pottstown

Mae M. (Williams) Erb, 90, of Pottstown, beloved wife of C. Donald Erb of sixty-five years, passed away Saturday at Manatawny Manor. 

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Elsie (Knout) Williams.

Mae was a 1939 Graduate of Reading High School.  She was a homemaker who also worked full time for thirty years as a bookkeeper for the Amerind MacKissic Inc. of Parker Ford. Mae was a longtime member of St. James Lutheran Church in Pottstown and a former Den Mother of the Cub Scouts Pack #166 of Pottstown. She enjoyed the beach, playing cards, gardening, reading, fishing, ceramics, and spending time with her family.

Along with her husband, Mae is survived by her sons Donald Erb, husband of Carolyn of Mobile Alabama, Barry Erb, husband of Katherine of Pensacola, Florida, and Randy Erb, husband of Laurie of Mount Laurel, New Jersey; grandchildren Tyler Anderson, Megan Erb, Christopher Erb, and Melanie Erb; great grandson Oliver Anderson; brothers George, Robert, Jerry, and Wayne Williams; and sisters Maddie Yeager and Loretta Shanks.

Including her parents, she is predeceased by her brothers Lee Williams, Jr. and Kenny Williams; and her sister Elsie Copenhaver.

A funeral service will be celebrated Saturday, 10:00 AM at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown with Rev. Peter Hutchinson officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Friday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown.

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Nancy ANN Williams Werkheiser

Jan-23 10:33pm

May the peace of god be with you now! I hope she is at peace with Poppop (Lee) God Bless!!

Bob Mary Ann Erb

Jan-27 2:18pm

Donald and Family,<br /> We were sorry to hear about Aunt May's death. Please accept our sympathy to you and your sons' and family. We are sorry we are unable to attend due to a very severe head and chest cold. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Cheryl M Cattell

Jan-28 8:34am

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today during this time of sadness and loss. I miss all of you and I'm sorry I can't be there to support you. My love will go with you and yours at this time. Many prayers and Blessings are with you. Love Cheryl Cattell North Port, Florida.


January 23, 2012
Trevor R. Mackie, 24, of Lower Pottsgrove

Trevor R. Mackie, 24, of Lower Pottsgrove, passed away suddenly Thursday January 19, 2012.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Robert W., Jr. and Kathleen A. (Gauger) Mackie.  He was a 2005 graduate of Pottsgrove High School.  He was also a member of Zion’s United Church of Christ in Pottstown.

Trevor enjoyed spending time snowboarding, building computers, working on his cars, listening to music, and installing car stereo systems. He was a journeyman electrician employed by ES3 in York PA as an Electrical Maintenance Technician. He is described by his friends as one of the smartest people they have ever known, and he will be greatly missed.

Surviving along with his parents are his sister Chelsea L. Mackie of Lower Pottsgrove; and grandparents Robert W. Mackie, Sr., husband of Grace of N.C.  He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Trevor was predeceased by his grandmother Elizabeth Mackie and grandparents John J. and Judith Gauger.

A memorial service will be celebrated Thursday, 7:30 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown with Rev. Linda Higgins officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:30-7:15 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Sees the Day, 1200 E. Market St., York PA 17403-1249 or Zion’s United Church of Christ, 209 Chestnut St., Pottstown, PA  19464.

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Gloria Derham

Jan-23 5:02pm

To Kathy, Bob & Chelsea,<br /> My deepest sympathies are with you. May you find strength to think of Trevor as home now with the Lord.

Cecilia Poole

Jan-24 6:01pm

Dear Kathy and Family,<br /> You are in my thoughts and Prayers.From one mother to a another.I feel your pain,I lost my beautiful daughter Lindsey Amanda Marie @ 24 yrs young on October 29,2011.I pray that you find the strength.

Valerie Harris

Jan-26 8:36am

Dear Bob, Kathy & Chelsea,<br /> I am so so sorry to hear of Trevor's passing. I cannot imagine the pain and sorrow you feel but please know that all of you are in my prayers and I ask God to provide you comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Debbie Dudzinski

Jan-27 4:50am

My heart goes out to your family and I pray that God sends you comfort.

Denise Brown

Jan-28 9:29am

My deepest heartfelt sympathies in the loss of your dear son. I could not imagine the pain that must be felt upon the loss of a child. It is my hopes and prayers that you will find comfort in the God of the Bible that tells us that if we draw close to Him, He will draw close to us. - 2 Corinthians 1: 3&4. 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! It is my hopes that these words will prove to encourage and comfort you at this time.<br /> <br /> Respectfully submitted,<br /> Denise Brown<br /> [email protected]


January 23, 2012
Carl W. Cleaver, 87, a lifelong resident of Boyertown

Carl W. Cleaver, 87, a lifelong resident of Boyertown, passed away Friday, January 20.  He spent his final years enjoying life at Country Meadows, Mechanicsburg.  His final days were spent being treated with care and compassion at the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, Harrisburg PA.

He was the loving husband of the late Mary (Sayshen) his wife of 50 years.

Born in New Berlinville, he was the son of the late Eden Cleaver and Annie (Weller) Eddinger. He was a 1942 graduate of Boyertown High School. 

Carl, a Marine, served in the Pacific during WWII.  He later became the Vice President of Kutztown Shoe.

He was a longtime member of St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church in Boyertown and the Knights of Columbus. He was a lifetime member of the Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., Boyertown.

Carl served as a member of the Boyertown Planning Commission. He was a devoted fan of the Boyertown Bears American Legion Baseball team and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Surviving is a son Andrew C. Cleaver, husband of Fran , Camp Hill; daughter Pamela A., wife of John Finnerty of Basking Ridge, NJ; grandchildren Patrick A. Cleaver of Arlington, Va., and Maureen S. Cleaver of Wormleysburg.  Carl was predeceased by his brother Gerald Eddinger.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown PA 19512.

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January 21, 2012
Elizabeth DeAngelo, 85

Elizabeth Matilda Agnes (Kolarz) DeAngelo, 85 years old, formerly of North Coventry PA., widow of Philip DeAngelo, died Monday, January 20 at Coventry Manor Nursing Home, Pottstown.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Matilda Kolarz Carr.

She attended St. Aloysius School. In Support of the WW II war efforts, Elizabeth worked for Jacobs Aircraft Corp, which manufactured airplane engines and for Dohler Jarvis, which manufactured firing pins. Following WWII, Elizabeth, an expert seamstress, had a 30 year career in several of the Pottstown area dress manufacturing companies as a sewing machine operator. Elizabeth was a member of St. Aloysius parish.

In addition to her mother and husband, Elizabeth as predeceased be her infant son Frank. Surviving are two sons, Philip of North Coventry and James of Warwick Twp., husband of Sally, and two grandchildren, Jaime and Caroline.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11:00AM at ST. Thomas More R.C. Church, RT 100 & Cadmus Rd., Pottstown, with Fr. Hugh Dougherty officiating. Burial will be in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Lower Pottsgrove Twp. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: Coventry Manor Activity Fund, 3031 Chestnut Hill Road, Pottstown, PA 19465 or Horizons Hospice, 600 Clark Ave., Suite 4, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

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Woody Karen Boarman

Jan-21 12:21pm

Our condolences go out to the DeAngelo family. Unfortunately, we never got to know Elizabeth but we understand she was a great lady.

Dee

Jan-23 1:41pm

My deepest Sympathy to the Family of Miss Elizabeth. I'm sure you will always have wonderful memories of your Mom and grandmother.

Norm Jespersen

Jan-24 8:52am

So sorry for your loss Jamie. It's not easy losing your mother. Try to find comfort in knowing she has left a world of the dying, and entered a world of the living.<br /> Sincerely, Norm

JOANN ORTOLANI

Jan-24 1:21pm

FLIP, SORRY TO SEE OF YOUR MOM'S PASSING. SHE LIVED A FULL LIFE AND WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER

Jan-25 2:39pm

POTTSTOWN AREA SENIORS CENTER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, STAFF AND MEMBERS SEND YOU OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE. YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

Louise Rutter Griffiths

Jan-26 8:33am

Flip & Jamie & family. As long time residents of "Hanover Heights" another member in our little neighborhood is gone. I especially remember seeing your Mom and Mrs. Powell on their daily morning walks around the neighborhood. God Bless You!


January 16, 2012
Daniel D. Kranch, 77, of Pottstown

Daniel D. Kranch, 77, of Pottstown, husband of Jane (Neiffer) Kranch, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 13.

Born in Tamaqua, he was the son of the late Daniel E. and Mary (Roberts) Kranch.

Dan was a Korean era U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America. He worked for the former Bell Telephone Company, where he retired from management after 31 years of service. He was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers Association.  He enjoyed being a Ham Radio Operator, as well as his Radio Control model aircraft.

After retiring, he volunteered his time, to give back to the community, at the VNA of Pottstown and Manor Care Nursing home. Daniel attended Mountain View Chapel in Douglassville for many years.

Surviving with his wife of 50 plus years are children Danielle K. Wells, wife of Barry, of Fawn Grove, Pa. James D.  Kranch, husband of Michelle, of Pottstown and 1 additional son; sister Phyllis Hook of Pottstown; step granddaughter Shelby L. Poston of Pottstown; a sister in law and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by a brother, a sister and a brother in law.

A funeral service will be on Friday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Pastor Christian Eshleman officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown, with Military Honors. Visitation will be Thursday from 3PM to 5PM and on Friday and from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

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Kathy Rusek

Jan-16 5:25pm

Jane, I'm so sorry to see Dan passed. The teddy bear he made for Blaise's birth 18 years ago is still holding doors.My prayers are with you and your family.

Lucille

Jan-16 6:54pm

I am so sorry, Jane---so very sorry. I know he was your "right-hand man" and was with you all the time. I am so sorry---sometimes we just do not understand, but we just HAVE TO TRUST JESUS---because He makes no mistakes. Much love and prayer, Lucille

Carol Biskup

Jan-17 10:48am

Danielle and Barry: I am so sad about the sudden of your father, Danielle. What a shock for you; I know you both will do what is needed for your family. we miss you here; I will do anything I can to help. Sincerely, Carol<br /> <br /> <br />

Deb Comarnitsky VNAP Receptionist

Jan-17 12:24pm

Jane and Family,<br /> I am so sorry to hear about Dan's very sudden passing. He was such a nice man. You have my deepest sympathy.

Scott L Rhoads

Jan-17 1:07pm

My condolences go out to the family at these difficult times.<br /> I have known the Kranch family for many years: Dan was a unique person, we spent many hours studying for our ham radio licenses together. Dan, you will be missed.<br /> Scott Rhoads 410-428-6839<br /> Baltimore Md area

Cindy Don Lince

Jan-17 4:47pm

Danielle, <br /> <br /> Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.<br /> <br /> May the Lord protect you in this difficult time.<br /> <br /> Love,<br /> Cindy & Don

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Jan-18 6:45pm

Dear Mrs. Kranch, <br /> <br /> I want to offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family for your recent loss. <br /> The visits of the Kranch family to the animal hospital in Sanatoga were some of the best of times for me. There was always good humor, courtesy, understanding, and enthusiastic cooperation, and all these things provided a bright spot in those very hectic days. <br /> I will be forever grateful for the time that your Daniel visited my house on a weekend morning to tend to a lightning-struck line, which neither Ma Bell nor AT&T wanted to take responsibility for. He good naturedly diagnosed the problem, fixed it quickly, and gave us back our all-important direct line between house and office. <br /> And who could ever forget Danielle's featherless orphaned robin, whose favorite food was grapes ? Its rescue and rearing was one of Danielle's college experiences, I think. I wonder if she even remembers it now. <br /> I will always remember Daniel Kranch as a hardworking and honorable man with his unique sense of humor, which helped him get through the rough times. I hope my feelings and admiration can be part of his legacy for you and your family as well. <br /> Sincerely, <br /> Al Steinhoff<br />

Eric Bauer

Jan-19 8:55am

Dear Aunt Janie, <br /> I am so sorry for your loss. I want to pass on my sincere condolences. Since my mom called to let me know of the news, I started thinking about all the great memories I have of Uncle Dale. I still vividly remember spending Christmas Day at your house for dinner and presents that had to be put together. I always looked forward to seeing the line truck models around kitchen and hearing stories of Uncle Dale working for the phone company. I also couldn’t wait to head to the basement to play ping pong on the football lined table – seeing all of Uncle Dale’s ham radio equipment and long distance chess matches.<br /> Though I will not be able to attend in person, please know that I will be thinking of your and praying for you.<br /> Love,<br /> Eric and Family<br />

Michelle Drayson

Jan-20 8:51am

Danielle and Barry,<br /> I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I can only imagine how difficult this is for you. Please know that I am here for you if there is anything I can do. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.<br /> Love, Michelle (and Geoff)

Norm Jespersen

Jan-24 8:58am

So sorry for your loss Jim. It's difficult when things happen so suddenly. Try to find confort in knowing he has left a world of the dying and entered a world of the living.


January 13, 2012
Francesco Santillo, 85, of Pottstown

Francesco Santillo, 85, of Pottstown, husband of the late Carmella A. (DeMonaco) Santillo, passed away on Thursday, January 12th at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Petrulo, Italy, he was the son of the late Simone and Angela Maria (Bonacci) Santillo.

Francesco was a member of ST. Columbkill RC Church in Boyertown, a handy do-it-yourselfer and also enjoyed wine making and gardening.

Surviving is his son Frank S. Santillo, husband of Kathleen, of Spring City; daughter in law Maria Santillo of Gilbertsville; brothers Antonio and Domenico; his sister Teresa; grandchildren Michael, Christina, Christopher, and Stephanie; and great grandson Mason. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his son Thomas A. Santillo

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, 10:30AM 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 Tuesday from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville and on Wednesday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the church.

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Jan-14 10:38am

Frank, Kathy and Family,<br /> My deepest condolences to all of you for this loss. I'm also sorry that we've lost track of one another over the years. May you all find peace.<br /> Mary Jean Piraino<br /> Falls Church, Virginia

Kelly Bernet

Jan-14 9:25pm

Maria,<br /> My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. He was a kind and wonderful man.

Joanne James Galli

Jan-15 12:11pm

to the Santillo family..our deepest regrets on the loss of Uncle Frank.

Karl and Julia Heck

Jan-16 7:31am

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Santillo family.

Tracy Pelose

Jan-16 6:37pm

My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Prayers and thoughts are with you. Love always, Tracy and John Pelose

Angela Ziemba

Jan-18 9:55am

Maria & Family <br /> I wish I could do more than give you my sympathy. We both know there’s nothing I can do to take the pain away. Know that I am here and that I love you. <br />


January 11, 2012
Richard Carl Robie Jr., 39, of Stowe

Richard Carl Robie Jr., 39, of Stowe, beloved husband of Stacy M. (Whitsel) Robie, passed away on Wednesday at his home after a long battle with cancer.

Born in Pottstown he was the son of Richard Carl Sr. and Linda L. (Sperow) Robie of Pottstown.

Richard was an Army Veteran, serving during Desert Storm. He enjoyed spending time with his children and taking long walks with them. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be sadly missed.

Surviving with his wife of 13 years and his parents are children Alexander R. and Gabrielle A. Robie; mother in law Mary A. Whitsel of Pottstown; aunt Mary Sperow of Shamokin; uncle Charles Hoffman of Pottstown and cousins Dawn M. Hoffman of Collegeville and Richelle Lloyd of Shamokin.  Also surviving is his dog Rocky and cat Gilbert. He is predeceased by his uncle Kenneth Sperow and aunt Carole Hoffman.

A memorial service will be Saturday, January 21,  2:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Visitation will be from 1:30PM to 2:15PM on  Saturday, January 21 at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

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

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Adam S Borz

Jan-16 6:52am

Oh my God, I'm so sorry to hear of this. My deepest and sincerest condolences to his friends and family

Denise Brown

Jan-17 10:14am

My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones. May you find comfort and hope in the Bible's promises of a resurrection whereby you can see your dear loved one again right here on a restored paradise earth! - Psalm 37:29. I encourage you to draw close to the God of all comfort, The Father of tender mercies, "who comforts us in all our tribulations." - 2 Corinthians 1:3&4.<br /> Sorrowfully submitted,<br /> Denise Brown<br /> [email protected]<br />


January 9, 2012
Ruth M. Strunk, 88, of Pennsburg, formerly of Boyertown

Ruth M. Strunk, 88, wife of the late Merrill E. Strunk, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown. God has her in his keeping and we have her in our hearts.

Ruth was born and lived most of her life in Boyertown. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elsie (Manwiller) Stevens.

Ruth was a lifelong member of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Boyertown. She worked as a civilian inspector at Doehler-Jarvis for the US Navy during WWII. Most of all, Ruth enjoyed being a mother and homemaker.

Surviving are sons Ronald Strunk, husband of Joyce of Findlay, OH; Roger Strunk, husband of Beverly of Boyertown; Dennis Strunk, husband of Catherine of Wilmington, DE; Craig Strunk, husband of Donna of New Jerusalem and Keith Strunk, husband of Denise of Boyertown; daughter Karen Russak, wife of Ronald of Horsham; 16 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; sister Nancy Moyer, wife of Ralph of New Berlinville.

Including her parents and husband, Ruth was predeceased by her son Kevin Strunk, brother David Stevens, and sister Grace Youse.

A funeral service will be celebrated Tuesday, January 10, 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 35 West Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512. Burial will follow at Hill Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9:00-10:15 AM at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to Good Shepherd United Church of Christ at the above address.

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January 9, 2012
Kenneth W. Saylor, Jr., Lt. Colonel, Air Force, Retired

Kenneth Woodrow Saylor, Jr., husband of Mary (McCue) Saylor of Upper Providence, died Monday, January 9, 2012 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his first wife Barbara M. (Binder) Saylor in 1976.

Born in Mont Clare, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Violet (Myers) Saylor of Pottstown.

Mr. Saylor was a 1950 graduate of Pottstown High School where he participated in football and track and was named as a high school All American in football. He went on to attend Fresno State College (University) on a football scholarship and graduated with a degree in business. He later attended the University of Tennessee where he received a Master of Science degree in educational administration.

Following graduation from Fresno State College he entered the Air Force from which he retired in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1978 after 23 years service. Among his duties while in the Air Force were tours in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as Director of Administration for the Alaskan Air Command, as security officer in the Air Force satellite photography program, as commander of various squadrons and as Professor of Aerospace Studies at Newberry College, Newberry, South Carolina.
Following retirement from the Air Force he worked as Aerospace Education Instructor in Warner Robins High School, Ga, prior to returning to Pottstown. After returning to Pottstown he was the first director of the Pottstown Governor’s Veterans Outreach and Assistance Center. He later became a central office administrator in the Pottsgrove School District from which he retired in 1994.

Mr. Saylor was an active member of New Hanover Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Disable Veterans of America, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Retired Officer Association. He served in the United Way of the Pottstown and Upper Perkiomen Areas where he was president of the board three times. He also served as a member of the Spring-Ford area Youth Assistance Panel and as a Red Cross volunteer.

Surviving with his wife are three daughters; Denise M., wife of Jon Dittrich, Knoxville Tn; Michele A., wife of Jerry Britton, Etters, Pa; and Laura J., at home; and 4 grandchildren.

Services will be held at New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lutheran Rd, Gilbertsville on January 12, 2012. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Service will be at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown, PA.

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January 6, 2012
Margaret A. Farrow, 71, of Frederick

Margaret A. (O’Brien) Farrow, 71, of Frederick, beloved wife of Charles A. Farrow, passed away on Thursday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center after a long battle with lymphoma.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Upper Darby, she was the daughter of the late Francis Patrick Joseph and Mary Agnes (Shevlin) O’Brien.

Margaret was a member of St. Philip Neri RC Church in Pennsburg, Sassamansville Fire Co., and the former Curves in Pottstown. She enjoyed gardening, shopping going to craft shows and traveling with her family.

Surviving with her husband of 47 years are children Charles A. Farrow, husband of Marsha, of Boyertown, Christopher I. Farrow of Sassamansville, Michael J. Farrow, husband of Christina, of Pottstown, Ann Marie Magyar, wife of Jeffrey, of Pottstown and Virgil P. Farrow, husband of Kim, of Gilbertsville; sisters Maureen Mikuleky, wife of Donald, of Huntington Beach, CA and Kathleen Marie Lynam of Swedesboro, NJ; and grandchildren Melissa, Zachary, Michael, Shannon, Kelly, Chuck, Sophia, and John.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, 11:00AM at St. Philip Neri RC Church, 1325 Klinerd Road, Pennsburg with Fr. Robert A. Roncase officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the church. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery will be private and at a later date.

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

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Bob Cyndi Matthews

Jan-9 6:32am

We add our sorrows to all of the family and extended family,We are sorry we cannot be there at this time<br /> bob& cyndi matthews

Eileen Pogany

Jan-11 5:36am

My sympathies to the Farrow family. Having worked with Peg for several years, I have know her to be a sweet, gentle person who dearly loved her family and enjoyed working with her. I'm sorry she suffered and circumed to the lymphoma and wasn't able to be with her family for more years; my sympathy to them. Eileen Pogany


January 6, 2012
Theresa (Deevy) Wiand, 86, of Spring City

Theresa (Deevy) Wiand, 86, of Spring City, wife of Stanley Wiand of sixty years, passed away Thursday.

Born in Portlaoise, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Denis and Margaret (McCann) Deevy.

Theresa was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Spring City. She enjoyed Irish music and was proud of her Irish heritage. Theresa loved to watch her grandchildren participate in sporting events and was an avid Phillies fan.  She especially enjoyed getting in her car with her friends and venturing out on a full day of shopping.

Surviving along with her husband are sons Terence S. Wiand, husband of Nancy of Royersford, Gary T. Wiand, husband of Suzanne of Pottstown, and Patrick R. Wiand, husband of Donna of Exeter; grandchildren Ashley, Kaila, Timothy, Jeffrey, and Caitlin Wiand.

Including her parents, Theresa was predeceased by her sons Michael P. and Denis Wiand; and her brother John Deevy.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA 19475, with Father Charles O’Hara officiating. Burial will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Phoenixville. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the Church. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church at the above address.

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Susan Bednar

Jan-6 5:05pm

Terry and all Wiand family, I am saddened to hear of the loss of your mother, wife, grandmother. Know that she has finished her work on this earth, and God has brought her home to Him, where her good works will continue for eternity. She will continue to watch over all of you here and will greet you with open arms when your time has come. God will be closer than you've ever known in this time of sadness. Please know that I would be there if I could and that I am only a phone call away.

Ted Smith

Jan-7 6:47pm

May you find strength,peace,and comfort in your memories. With Sympathy. Ted


January 5, 2012
Kathryn M. (Markopolis) Neiman, 72, of Spring City, formerly of Lock Haven

Kathryn M. (Markopolis) Neiman, 72, of Spring City, formerly of Lock Haven, wife of the late William I. Neiman, passed away Thursday at Manor Care, Pottstown.

Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Jane (Peersell) Markopolis.

Kathryn was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed collecting cows. She also enjoyed watching western movies and going camping at the mountains.

Surviving are sons William E. Neiman, husband of Beverly of Pottstown, Richard A. Neiman, husband of Donna of Pottstown, and Ronald L. Neiman of Pottstown; daughter Debra McCoy, wife of Daniel of Spring City; grandchildren William, Jason, Tracey, Caroline, Amanda, and Kimberly; great grandchildren Corey and Travis; brothers John Markopolis, Norman Updegrove, Alvin Updegrove, and Bobby Updegrove; sisters Carol Walters and Christine Stoudt; and her beloved canine companion Teddy.

Including her parents and husband, she is predeceased by brothers Donald Goodwin and Ronald Updegrove, sister Laura Updegrove, granddaughter Megan, and great grandson Caleb.

A funeral service will be celebrated Monday, 2:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Visitation will be held Monday from 1:00-2:00 PM at the funeral home.

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

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Tracey kiely

Jan-6 7:46am

Grand mom I miss you so much already, I am glad you are no longer suffering though. You can now be with pop pop :). I love you until we meet again. Your in a world now of no pain and suffering.

alberta 7 john sommers

Jan-7 11:58am

we are really sorry to hear the passing of kathy. she was a great person for we knew for years. our prayers are with each and everyone of you at this time god has his plans for everybody and she is with all loved ones who we all know. again our prayers go out to all of you. alberta, john, pete, and matt


January 5, 2012
Mabel M. (Meck) Good, 90, of Boyertown

Mabel M. (Meck) Good, 90, of Boyertown, wife of the late Charles O. Good, Jr., passed away Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Congo, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Annie (Fry) Meck.

Mabel was a member of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Boyertown. She also served as a cook at the Boyertown High School for twenty-seven years.

Surviving are sons Thomas C. Good, husband of Jody of Barto, and Kevin O. Good, husband of Janis of Boyertown; daughters Karen L. Macallister, wife of Douglass of FL, and Michele R. Melcher, companion of Joseph Greer, Sr. of Spring Mount; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and sisters Mary Walters of Barto, and Martha Fleisch of MD.

Including her parents and husband, Mabel was predeceased by 3 sisters, 5 brothers and her grandson Matthew Good.

A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, January 7, 2:00 PM at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512 with Rev. Dennis P. Christie officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday January 7, from 1:00-2:00 PM at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mabel’s memory to the church at the above address; the Montgomery County SPCA, 1059 Sweifford Rd., Perkiomenville, PA 18074; or to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Rd., Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

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Janis Kevin Good

Jan-5 11:15am

Mom, we will miss you more than you could know...there is a hole in our life, where you used to be...you were the Best!<br /> Love you, till we see you again, Kevin, Janis, Em, Jeff & Meg

Bob Kathy Seidel

Jan-5 1:36pm

Mabel was a dear friend <br /> We will miss her <br /> Thank you, Mabel, for all those Wednesday night dinners and your friendship

Robin Melcher

Jan-8 8:19am

Michele and family,<br /> I was so sorry to read about your mother's passing. I remember her as being such a spunky and friendly lady. I'm sure you all have wonderful memories to help you during this very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Robin<br />

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Jan-8 1:31pm

our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family with deepest sympathy,Brenda and Rod Norman

Rod and Brenda Norman

Jan-8 1:53pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family with deepest sympathy,Brenda and Rod


January 4, 2012
Edward H. Harper, 89, of Pottstown, formerly of Royersford

Edward H. Harper, 89, of Pottstown, formerly of Royersford, husband of the late Daisy E. (Work) Harper, passed away Monday at Frederick Living.

Born in Job, West Virginia, he was the son of the late John and Eva (Bennett) Harper.

Edward was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Trappe. He was an avid bowler with the Church’s men’s bowling league for ten years. Edward served in the United States Army, in Italy during WWII and was the recipient of two purple hearts. After the service, he worked for B.F. Goodrich for forty-two years. Most of all, Ed loved to spend time with his three grandchildren.

Surviving is his daughter Joanne Reilly, wife of Kevin of Pottstown; grandchildren Daniel Reilly, husband of Laura of King of Prussia, Kristen and Kelly Reilly of Pottstown; great granddaughter Jennifer Harper Reilly of King of Prussia; sister Billie Gail Harper of Seneca Rocks, WV.; and sister-in-laws Ruth Harper and Ethel Harper.

Including his parents and wife, Edward was predeceased by brothers Michael, Earl, Worth and John Harper, and sisters Gladys Lambert and Ruby Hedrick.

A funeral service will be celebrated Saturday, 10:30 AM at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 200 W. Main St., Trappe, PA 19426, with Rev. Ann Tweedie Few officiating. Entombment will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held Friday from 6:00-8:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford and on Saturday from 9:30-10:15 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edward’s memory to the Frederick Living Adult Day Center, 2849 Big Road, Frederick, PA 19435.

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Jan-5 11:51am

Ed was the best Uncil I could ever asks for I remember how he always took mom and I to elkins and always bought things for both of us. He will be missed my mom is lost without talking to him daily.My prayers go out to Joanne and family.God Bless

Pfanders Family

Jan-6 8:35am

We are so sorry for your loss. We know that you were all very close and will miss him terribly. At least he is resting comfortably now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Howard Westen

Jan-8 10:29am

SO SORRY TO HEAR OF ED'S PASSING .PEOPLE OF HIS CALIBER ARE VERY VERY RARE.MY CONDOLENCES JOANNE . YOU CERTAINLY HAVE MANY FINE MEMORIES OF YOUR DAD . YOUR COMFORT TO HIM FOR THESE RECENT YEARS WAS A BLESSING HE WELL DESERVED .


January 3, 2012
Helen M. Charnosky, 83, of Schwenksville, PA

Helen M. (Wychowanec) Charnosky, 83, wife of the late Edward A. Charnosky, passed away on Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at Regina Nursing Center in Norristown, PA.

Born in Cohoes, NY and formerly of Towson, MD, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Wengren) Wychowanec.

Helen was a member of The Church of St. Mary in Schwenksville. She loved to listen to music, enjoyed traveling and spending time with her cat, Angel.

Surviving  is son Michael P. Charnosky, husband of Dianne, of Annapolis, MD; daughters Susan Toppi, wife of Ray, of Schwenksville, Christine Charnosky of Philadelphia, Carol Matthai of Owings Mills, MD; her brother Richard Wychowanec of Latham, NY; grandchildren Michelle Koehler and David and Jonathan Toppi; great grandchildren Brendan Price, Savannah and Emma Koehler and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her beloved cat Angel.

A Visitation and Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 7th at The Church of St. Mary, 40 Spring Mount Road, Schwenksville, PA with Fr. Charles J. McElroy officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM and Mass from 11:00 AM to 12 Noon at the church. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to St. Mary Parish Outreach, 40 Spring Mount Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473.

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john byrd

Jan-3 10:45am

at times like these we can not help but think about what hope for the future well the Bible makes a wonderful promise at Isaiah 26:19 it says "Your dead ones will live....They will rise up." where? the Bible answers at Psalms 37:29 it reads "The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it."

Mrs R Younger

Jan-4 5:21am

Charnnosky Family, <br /> <br /> I'm sorry to read about the loss of your loved one Helen. Death is like a thief that takes away our loved ones. Or, due to old age and sickness, we loose that precious quality of life that leads to death. The Bible always offer comfort for us in times like this. Please when you get a few minutes, read in your Bible, Psalm 37:11,29 & Rev.21:3,4. I am sure you will find comfort from these verses. May your memories of Helen bring peace to you.<br /> <br /> My Sincere Condolences

Joe Maureen John

Jan-4 7:50am

We wish the entire family our condolences and hope that everyone can move past the stages of grief as painlessly as possible. Embrace the good times, and treasure the fond memories. Peace to all of you. <br /> Joe and Maureen

Rose Maturo

Jan-4 9:34pm

Helen and Ed were the best neighbors I ever had... kind of like a second set of parents... Helen and I had some great conversations. Ed was such a gentle, smart man.... I will always have fond memories of them and I'm sure their reunion in Heaven is sweet.... I know all of you will miss her very much....


January 1, 2012
Anne E. MacMichael, 54, of Parkerford
Anne E. (Tinari) MacMichael, 54, of Parkerford, formerly of Warminster, wife of Jeff MacMichael, passed away on Thursday at Hahnemann University Hospital after a long illness.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Kathryn (Laughlin) Tinari of Locust Gap and the late John Tinari.

Anne was a member of the former St. Clare RC Church in Linfield. She liked going to the beach and spending time in the mountains. Anne also enjoyed taking long walks, bird watching out her windows, was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

Surviving with her husband of 24 years are children Anthony McWilliams, husband of Holly, of Pennsauken, NJ, Candice Waid of Wilmington, DE, and Jeffrey MacMichael Jr of Parkerford; brother John Tinari Jr., husband of Kathy; sister Ellen Olimpo, wife of Bryan; and grandchildren Ignatius, Bonaventure, Analiese and Reagan.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, with Fr. Joseph Maloney officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Parkerford. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in Anne's name to the Chester Co. SPCA at CCSPCA, 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380.

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January 1, 2012
James Hall, 64, of Royersford
James Hall, 64, of Royersford, husband of Carol (Lawler) Hall, passed away on Thursday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center after a series of long illnesses.

Born in Belfast, Ireland and raised in Norristown, he was the son of the late William and Ina (Riddle) Hall.

James graduated Norristown High School in 1965 and worked for Draeger Medical as an operations director in Telford for 14 years, retiring in 2005. He was a member of the Friendship Fire Co. in Royersford and before he became ill was an avid golfer. James loved to spend time with his 3 grandchildren too.

Surviving with his wife of 42 years is daughter Jennifer Forti (David) of Phila.; son Christian Hall of Royersford;  sisters Florence Manser (John) of Collegeville and Ina Ferguson of Ft. Pierce, FL; grandchildren Olivia, Lila and Jack Forti; and several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother William Hall and brother in law Robert Ferguson.

Services and interment are private.


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Eileen Fennell Mulhall

Jan-1 8:18am

Jimmy's family and my family were neighbors on Green Street. The neighborhood kids had many good times together. We are so sorry to hear of his passing and extend our sincere condolences to Jimmy's family.<br />

Barbara Carr

Jan-1 3:34pm

Barbara, Missy, and Ricky,<br /> He was a dear sweet person. We have very fond memories of him. We are very sorry for your loss. We keep you and your family in our prayers during this difficult time. <br /> <br /> Barbara and Amber Carr<br />

Mary Lou Layden Sullivan

Jan-1 9:29pm

Carol<br /> I am so sorry to hear about the death of your husband!Please accept my sincere condolences.

Charlie Cooper

Jan-2 7:49am

I am so very sad to hear of Jimmy's death. My earliest memories are of him and our friends and families on Green Street. I remember Jim's easy going ways. I remember the warmth of his family's kitchen, the taste of him Mom's scones, and the twinkle in his Dad's eyes. I remember the excitement, the fears and the fun of coming of age with him in the '60's. I remember him falling in love with and marrying Carol, and starting a family of their own <br /> <br /> We eventually went our own ways, as even the best of friends sometimes do. I will always remember Jimmy and the good times we shared.<br /> <br /> My sincere condolences to carol and the rest of Jim's family and friends.<br /> <br /> - Charlie Cooper

Regina Golie

Jan-2 10:46am

Carol, I am sorry to hear about Jimmy's passing. My father-in-law would tell me that he saw Jim at the Hookies and what a nice guy he was. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. <br /> Jim & Regina Mizak Golie

fran mccabe

Jan-2 11:47am

Dear Carol and family,<br /> I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always have great memories of Jim. He was a terrific guy and I will think of him often.<br /> Fran

Cathy Keeley

Jan-3 6:39am

Sorry to hear of Jim's death - many Draeger people will remember him with a "smile". Recently saw a photo taken of Adri's staff - he would have chucked to see how we have all changed. Hope all works out well for you all - call if you need anything

Mr Mrs Bill Haldren

Jan-3 12:57pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Our deepest sympathy.

Mark Giner

Jan-3 4:05pm

Dear Carol and family. Condolences go out to you and your family. Jim was a dear friend from the days of LMS and Drager Medical. I always liked chatting with him whether it was passing down Green St., car pooling to Drager, or bumping into him at WAWA. He will be missed greatly. Mark & Cindy Giner

Dean Foulke

Jan-3 4:34pm

I will miss Jim dearly. We had a lot of laughs together at Drager and outside work. Whether it was winning a $1,000 as the DJ Boys at a cow flop contest, playing golf, fantasy football, being locked up togeather by our coworkers to collect bail money for charity, going to ball games or just having a few beers, we had a good time! He was always braging about his wonderful family, espically his grandchildren! Jim had a big heart, was quick to laugh, and was a true friend to all who knew him. I consider myself lucky to be his friend!

Rich Biggs Conley 12 20 47

Jan-3 7:40pm

Walked in the Hookies today and saw his name.Jimmy was a great friend.We shared a job at Johnnies on powell and wood.I'll miss him his family will miss him so sorry




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