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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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