Harold I. Gift, age 76, of Pottstown, Pa., passed away on Monday evening, March 15, 2010, at the Sanatoga Center in Pottstown. He was born on March 5, 1934, in Oley, Pa., the son of the late Mary H. (Aulenbach) Gift & the late Arthur S. Gift. Mr. Gift was the beloved husband of 54 years of Myrtle C. “Dolly” (Banks) Gift.
Mr. Gift was employed for over 40 years by the Firestone/Occidental Chemical Company of Pottstown, & a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was also a member of the Antique Automobile Club of Pottstown, & a member & the former president of the Pottstown Camera Club. Mr. Gift also was a former scout master of the Boy Scouts of America, & an avid sailor who owned his own sailboat.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Gift is also survived by his children, Cynthia M. Schaeffer (wife of Brian C.), of Pottstown, Pa., Scott H. Gift, of Carson City, Nevada, Gregg E. Gift ( husband of Susan H. ) of Barto, Pa., & his grandchildren, Eric M. Gift, Sierra L. Petro, & KJ Petro.
Relatives & friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, March 20, 2010, starting at 12:00 Noon at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464, & to his Visitation from 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon on Saturday at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Pottstown, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Gift’s memory to the Boy Scouts of America Troop # 367, in care of 117 Robin Drive, Barto, Pa., 19504, would be deeply appreciated by his family.