David W. “Sonny” Motz, 79, of Shanesville, Earl Twp., husband of Mary J. (Ambrogi) Motz, passed away on March 7, 2019 at Reading Hospital.

Born in Shanesville, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Elsie (Gross) Motz.

David was a member of St. John-Hill UCC Church where he taught Sunday school, was a deacon and served on Consistory. He worked for Boyertown Packaging for over 35 years. He also worked for Boyertown Casket Factory and Boyertown Body Works. David was a US Army reservist for 8 years where he was a Radio Operator Specialist. He was a member of Woodman Life, Earl Twp. Fire Co., Friendship Hook and Ladder Fire Co., Pike Twp. Rod & Gun Club and was a Charter Org. Rep. of BSA Troop 518. David enjoyed camping, traveling to historical places, participating in mission trips, and being creative with his inventions. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather who deeply loved his family and God.

Surviving with his wife of 48 years are children Benjamin D. Motz, husband of Lisa, Adina M. Carver, wife of Todd, Deborah L. Logic, wife of Bradley, and Joseph A. Motz, husband of Jessica; and grandchildren Steven, Sara and Ethan Motz; Jacoby, Calliope, and Jovie Carver; Leah, Karlie, and Bailey Logic; and Natalie, Olivia, and Caitlyn Motz. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his sisters Ferne Kulp and Marie Freimann.

A funeral service will be Wednesday, March 13, 11:00AM at St. John-Hill UCC, 620 Hill Church Rd, Boyertown, PA 19512, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville and on Wednesday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s name to St. John-Hill UCC at the above address, or The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607

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