Evelyn V. “Deb” (Gaughan) Dasch, 83, of Pottstown, wife of the retired District Judge Charles A. Dasch, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Ranshaw, she was the daughter of the late P. Joseph and Edna (Sherman) Gaughan.
Evelyn was a member of Johnston City Methodist Church in Ranshaw where she was the first member to be baptized there. She also attended Wesleyan Christian Church in Pottstown. In the early 1960’s she was a registrar of Vital Statistics for Pottstown District. Evelyn was a beloved, devoted wife and mother and friend to all she met. Her extraordinary cooking and baking skills were a marvel to everyone she so generously shared her gifts with. Her great heart filled with love, compassion, kindness and wisdom had no boundaries.
Surviving with her husband of 63 years are daughters Deborah A. Pennebacker, wife of David, of Cammal, and Charlene S. Smith, wife of Mark C., of Pottstown; brothers Paul J. Gaughan, husband of Dorothy, of Ranshaw and James E. Gaughan of Elmira, NY; grandson John C. Balogh, husband of Kristin; and great grandchildren Riley Evelyn and McKinley Chene Balogh. Also surviving are nieces and nephews Allen Miller, Robert Reismiller, Diane Nagle, Nancy Gross, Lois Montelone, Lori Deegan and John Hunter; brother in law Marlin Miller of Pottstown, her faithful canine friend and companion Mady and a host of great nieces and great nephews. Along with her parents, she is predeceased by her sisters Leona Reismiller, Diane Hunter, Betty Gaughan and Elaine Miller and her beloved niece Pamela J. Gaughan.
A Funeral Service will be Saturday, 11:00AM at the Johnson City United Methodist Church, 200 Main Street, Ranshaw, with Rev. Zachary Hopple and Rev, Beverly Petrovich officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin. Visitation will be on Friday from 6:00PM to 7:45PMat Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, with a prayer service to follow at 8:00PM and on Saturday from 10:00AM to 10:45 AM at the church in Shamokin.