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H. Richard “Dick” Yergey, 84, of Pottstown, North Coventry Twp., passed away on Saturday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Birdsboro, he was the son of the late Raymond A. and Bertha A. (Miller) Yergey.

Richard was a US Navy veteran serving in WWII as a radio man and will be buried with military honors. He was a member of ST. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pottstown, a life member of the NORCO Fire Co., the German Club , and the Quoit Club all in Pottstown. Dick had a passion for sports. He was presented with a lifetime pass with the OJR football “chain gang” where he helped for many years. He was also a member of the Bucktown Boosters and was an El Chico Kid.

He is survived by his daughter Susan E. Swartz, son Edward R. Yergey, sister C. Irene Houser, grandchildren Teresa E. West, Amanda M. Swartz, and Carl R. Swartz, and 5 great grandchildren. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by 2 sisters and 3 brothers and will be sadly missed by his family.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Susan Folks officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick’s name to The Famous Bucktown Boosters, 1526 Chestnut Hill Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465.

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