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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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