Our Obituaries

Nancy A. Kuser

October 12, 1938 - August 3, 2017

Nancy A. Kuser, 78, of Gilbertsville passed away on August 3 at Pennsburg Manor. Nancy was born in Reading, PA, the daughter of the late Jacob and Daisy (Miller) Cleaver. She was married to Lloyd Kuser Jr. for 58 years, until his death in 2014.Nancy was a member of the Earl Twp. Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary, and of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lobachsville.In addition to her parents and her...
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Jeanette Miller

April 24, 1928 - July 30, 2017

Jeanette (Brintzenhoff) Miller, 4/24/1928 to 7/30/2017, 89, died Sunday in her home in Washington Twp. Born in New Berlinville , the daughter of Paul and Grace (Sell) Brintzenhoff, she is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Harvey R Miller.She was the loving mother of 8 children, 15 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Surviving are sons Paul H Miller (Carol), Michael A Miller,...
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Sterling W. Leh

July 17, 1931 - July 29, 2017

Sterling W. Leh, 86, of Pottstown. Widower of Marian E. (Weidner) Leh. Passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in the Manor Care in Pottstown.Born in Huffs Church. He was a son of the late Ella (Beitler) and Warren Leh.He was employed by Superior Tube in Collegeville. Working in production for 35 years.He served in the US Army.He was a member of St. Joseph's Hill Church in Boyertown.Sterling is...
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Darlene D. Strock

October 8, 1949 - July 20, 2017

Darlene D. Strock, of Exeter Twp. passed away at Reading Hospital and Medical Center,while surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, July 20.She is the daughter of the late Merle Heilman, and the late Eddie and Fern (Reinoehl) Dudanowicz. Darlene is survived by her husband of 48 years, John A. Strock, with whom she resided.She enjoyed creating personal greeting cards, for family and friends...
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Kenneth L. Endy

July 19, 1942 - July 18, 2017

Kenneth L. Endy, 74 of Boyertown passed away on July 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family in Lehigh Valley Medical Center. He was the husband of Sandra (Schwenk) Endy for 53 years. Born in Douglassville, PA, he was the son of Robert and Bertha (Kramlich) Endy. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by four children, David Endy, Sherry, wife of Daniel Nester, Mark Endy, companion of...
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Patricia Ann Heckman

November 3, 1942 - July 9, 2017

Patricia A. Heckman, 74, of Allentown wife of Ronald L. Heckman passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 due to a sudden illness leading her to her true home in heaven with Jesus.Born in Landis Store. She was a daughter of the late Mabel (Kemp) and Earl Weller.Surviving with her husband Ronald of 34 years (Married July 17, 1982) are her children; Carlene A. wife of Douglas Good, Kenneth S. husband of...
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Emily B. Ciccarelli

October 26, 1922 - July 7, 2017

Emily Gentile Ciccarelli of Worcester and formerly of Audubon, PA passed away peacefully Friday, July 7, 2017 at The Birches at Arbour Square in Harleysville. She was 94.Emily was the beloved wife of the later Arthur Gentile who she was married to for 25 years and the late Salvatore Ciccarelli whom she was married to until his death in 1998. She worked for many years as a clerk at Automatic...
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Dolores E. Mensch

October 2, 1934 - July 3, 2017

.Dolores E. Mensch, 82, of Boyertown passed away at her home on Monday July 3. Born in Reading, the daughter of William Meyers and Elsie (Correll) Meyers, she was foster-daughter of Norman and Elsie Heil.Dolores was married to Earl Nester Mensch for 54 years, until his death in 2011. She worked as a farmer alongside Earl, and was a member of the Society of Farm Women of Pennsylvania.Dolores is...
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Dolores Pauline Funk

May 20, 1937 - July 1, 2017

Dolores Pauline Funk, 80, of Boyertown, passed away on Saturday July 1. A loving and caring wife, mother, nana, friend, aunt and sister, Dolores is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ray G. Funk; son, William C. Funk; daughter Lisa R. (Scott) Kauffman; grandson Tyler C. Kauffman and his girlfriend Amanda Murphy; step-great-granddaughter, Kylie Murphy; sisters, Barbara Kreiser, Faye (Bert) Luft...
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Loretta G. Blystone

September 14, 1929 - June 25, 2017

Loretta G. Blystone, 87, of Pickens, SC. Widow of Richard R. Blystone. Passed away in the Manna Health Rehabilitation on Sunday, June 25, 2017.Born in PA she was a daughter of Celia and Ruben Rearick.She was a member of Faith Bible Fellowship in Spring City, PA. and after she relocated to Liberty,SC. Loretta became a member of Calumet Baptist Church.Loretta was a homemaker and military wife .She...
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Marie L. Leeds

May 18, 1930 - June 10, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Marie L. Leeds announce her passing on June 10 at age 87 after a heroic fight with cancer at the Chestnut Knoll Nursing Home in Boyertown, PA. Marie, the daughter of the late Pauline (Bachich) and Anthony Kunjasic, was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years John "Jack" Leeds and her daughter Michele (Romano); born in New Jersey where she...
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Clorinda C. Morris

June 19, 1933 - June 7, 2017

Clorinda C. "Rindy" Morris passed away June 7, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, PA. Born in Peckville, PA, Rindy was the daughter of the late Ilario and Margaret (nee Calaman) Cenciarini. She was married to Thomas Morris III for 45 years, until his death in 1998. She lived for 34 years in Florida, where she worked as a greeter for Publix Bakery until her retirement in 1995.Rindy was known...
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Sandra Maureen Kaprelian

May 25, 1938 - May 27, 2017

Sandra Kaprelian, 79, passed away on Saturday May 27, 2017 at Frederick Living in Frederick, PA.Born in 1938 in Connecticut, Sandra received a Bachelor Degree from the University of Connecticut in 1960. She worked for 28 years as the secretary to the Superindendent of the Boyertown Area School District.Sandy was a wonderful devoted mother and grandmother, an avid gardener, a member of several...
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Ruth E. Kent

November 7, 1929 - May 22, 2017

Ruth Kent, 87, of Boyertown passed away on Monday May 22 at Manatawny Manor, Pottstown. Ruth is survived by her husband of 67 years, Robert H. Kent. She is also survived by a son, Bruce R. Kent of Shanesville; A daughter, Jean E. Thatcher of Greenville, NC; Two granddaughters, Erica Metrock and Heather Lewis; A step-granddaughter, Tracie Dinnocinti; And three great-grandchildren, Benjamin...
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Virginia Mae Magners

March 31, 1935 - May 20, 2017

Virginia M. Magners, 82, of Boyertown. Widow of Donald H. Magners. Passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Reading Hospital.Born in Stonetown, PA. She was a daughter of the late Katherine M. (Haller) and Theodore E. Mohn.She worked as a bus driver and later as an aide for the Boyertown School District for over 45 years.She is survived by her sons, Dale A, Sr. husband of Linda J. Magners of...
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Walter B. Ostromecki

July 19, 1929 - May 18, 2017

Walter B. Ostromecki, 87, of Boyertown, PA., widower of Joyce E. (Ritter) Ostromecki passed away on Thursday, May 18,2017 at the Manatawny Manor,Pottstown, PA.Born in Maspeth, New York, he was the son of the late Sophia (Grzymalski) and Stanley Ostromecki.Walter was employed as NYC Police Officer retiring as a Lieutenant. He last worked as a drive for the Manheim Auto Auction.He served in the...
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Mabel Alice Weller

February 25, 1925 - May 9, 2017

Mabel Alice Weller, 92, of Bechtelsville passed away Tuesday May 9, 2017 peacefully at home.Born in Landis Store, she was the daughter of Clarence Kemp and Minerva (Hoffman) Kemp.She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Earl H. Weller, and by two brothers; Charles L. and Kermit Kemp.Surviving are her daughters; Patricia A. (Ronald) Heckman, Julia K. (Barry) Sheetz, and Mary J. Weller. A...
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Leroy G. Hoffman

July 8, 1925 - April 22, 2017

Leroy G. Hoffman, age 91, of Walnut Woods, Boyertown, died Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospice House, Black River Road, Bethlehem where he had resided since April 18.Born in Douglass Township, Montgomery Co., he was the son of the late William S. and Mary Rachel (Guildin) Hoffman.He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Dorothy (Wentzel) Hoffman, 1990 and his second wife Cevilla (Leh)...
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Esther Jean Van Dine

January 28, 1936 - April 10, 2017

Esther Jean Van Dine, 81, the wife of Hugh (Ed) Van Dine for 50 years, of Boyertown passed away April 10, 2017 at her home.Born in Oley, she was the daughter of the late Eston and Cathrine Herner.She worked as a machine operator at Boyertown Packing for 20 years, and retired from American Belt in 1998.Esther is survived by two daughters, Lora A., wife of Steven Rokita of Oley; Shannon M., wife of...
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Robert John Paul

September 8, 1944 - April 8, 2017

Robert John Paul, 72, of Media, passed away on April 8, 2017 at his home.He is survived by a son, Robert John Paul Jr.; daughters Mary C. Paul (Kevin O'Shea) and Carol Anne Paul; a sister, Ruth; a brother, David; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday April 21, 2017 at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, 111 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown....
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Betty J. Stauffer

March 25, 1929 - April 6, 2017

Betty Jane Stauffer left this world on April 6, 2017, in Reno, Nevada. She was 88 years old. Born on March 25, 1929, Betty led a full life, people who loved her and people she loved. Betty is survived by her three sons, Steve, Scott (Donna), and Richard (Christine). Her seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, her sister, Virginia Mock, numerous nieces and nephews and loving family....
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Alan Lee Showalter

February 19, 1960 - March 26, 2017

Alan L. Showalter, 57, of Boyertown. Passed away in his residence on Sunday, March 26, 2017.Born in Pottstown he was a son of the late John Showalter and Grace E. (Frain) Showalter of Boyertown.Alan was a Textile Engineer for many years.He is survived by his mother, cousins and their families.Services will be private at the convenience of the family.Arrangements by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home...
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Frederick R. Miller

January 4, 1925 - March 26, 2017

Frederick R. Miller, 92, of Boyertown. Husband of the late Phyllis G. (Miller) Miller. Passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Chestnut Knoll.Born in Boyertown, He was a son of the late Sophia (Redfern) and Walter W. Miller.He was employed as a draftsman and designer for Firestone Tires in Pottstown for many years. Frederick also served in the US Army during WWII.Frederick was a member of Good...
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Barbara J. Hoch

March 1, 1937 - March 20, 2017

Barbara J. "Nan" Hoch, 80, of Boyertown, widow of the late Jacob K. Hoch passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Manor Care in Pottstown.Born in Oley she was a daughter of the late Anna (Romich) Mathias.Barbara was an Oley Valley High School Graduate.She was employed as a factor worker for Gudebrods for over 30 years until her retirement in 1999.Her family was her whole world. She also...
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Kathryn Teresa Spence

January 19, 1920 - March 19, 2017

Kathryn T. Spence, 97, of Royersford. Widow of the late Ernest G. Spence. Passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Parkhouse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.Born in Philadelphia she was a daughter of the late Catherine (Dorsch) and John Rowley.She was a homemaker.Kathryn is survived by her children, Joan K. wife of John P. Sartor of Gilbertsville. Susan M. wife of James Bee of Levittown....
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Florence Elizabeth Manwiller

April 28, 1927 - March 13, 2017

Florence E. Manwiller, 89, of Wyomissing. Widow of Irvin H. Manwiller. Passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Berks Heim in Cumru Twp.Born in Woodchoppertown, PA. She was a daughter of the late Anna (Hartline) and Ammon Leffel.She was employed by Rea and Derick as a cook for many years until her retirement.She is survived by her sons, Irvin J. husband of Cindy L. Manwiller of Wyomissing and...
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Stephanie Ann Yura

November 2, 1957 - March 10, 2017

Stephanie Ann Yura, 59, of Boyertown. Passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 in the Dublin Methodist Hospital.Born in Pottstown she was a daughter of the late Dolores (Tarpchak) and Stephen Yura.Stephanie was a graduate of Boyertown High School and the Sacred Heart Teaching Hospital.She was employed as a registered nurse for over 30 years working for the A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital in...
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Theresa Ann Runco

March 22, 1925 - March 2, 2017

Theresa Ann Runco, 91, of Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of the late Anthony and Philomena Runco, passed away on March 2, 2017, of natural causes. She is survived by two brothers, Anthony Runco of Pittsburgh, PA, and Samuel Runco of Lewes, DE. Theresa was a life-long resident of Pittsburgh, having grown up in East Liberty and graduated high school there in 1942. She worked for McClelland & Notar...
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Helen Davidheiser Moyer

March 24, 1919 - February 22, 2017

Helen D. Moyer, 97, of Boyertown, widow of Norman Y. Moyer, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Chestnut Knoll.Born in Colebrookdale Twp., she was the daughter of the late Ella M. (Davidheiser) and Morris B. Johnson. Helen was a graduate of Boyertown High School and Pottstown Business School. She was employed by John Faulkner Arndt Adv. Co., Eastern Mfg. Co., and Harness House. She...
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Anna J. Frederick

October 15, 1917 - February 15, 2017

Anna J. Frederick, 99, of Boyertown, widow of Walter K. Frederick, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 1917 at the Saucon Valley Manor in Hellertown, PaBorn in Pittston, PA. she was a daughter of the late Anna (Krishnowsky) and Joseph Galinsky.Anna was employed as a waitress at the Sweetland Restaurant in Pittston after High School, and later worked as a Tube Maker for the RCA Tube Division in...
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Pamla Hudelson

November 9, 1925 - February 9, 2017

Pamla O. (Price) Hudelson, age 91, went home to be with the Lord on February 9, 2017. She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on November 9, 1925 to Loretta E. (O'Neill) and Walter E. Price. She attended primary school in New York state and graduation from Berwick High School in 1944. She was married to the late Arthur R. Hudelson November 10, 1944. They resided in the Green Lane area for many years...
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Susan J. Wong

September 7, 1946 - February 2, 2017

Susan J. (Yerger) Wong, 70, of Redondo Beach, CA. Wife of Gary Wong. Passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, CA.Born in PA she was a daughter of the late Thelma L. (Heydt) and Warren C. Yerger.Susan was a medical insurance billing and coding lead instructorShe is survived by her daughter, Melissa Orehowsky of Stowe. Grandsons, Matthew and...
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Jamye B. Eddinger

August 23, 1930 - January 27, 2017

Jayme B. Eddinger, 86, of Bally. Widow of the late John Andrus and Royden Eddinger. Passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Manatawny Manor in Pottstown.Born in Chambersburg, PA. She was a daughter of the late Ruth (Norton) and John Ramsey.She was employed as a Bookkeeper for the Pottstown YMCA for many years.Jayme also loved to bowl and was very active in the RSVP club in her apartment...
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Beatrice Mae Crouthamel

May 16, 1923 - January 25, 2017

Beatrice Mae Crouthamel of Country Meadows Allentown passed away January 25th at the age of 93. She was the daughter of Dallas and Helen Danner. She was the wife of the late Henry Crouthamel who passed away in 2010. Bea loved playing bingo, doing jigsaw puzzles, listening to music and reading. She always enjoyed being with people and sharing stories. She is survived by her daughter Linda and...
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Gerald Leroy Hartenstine

June 14, 1918 - January 22, 2017

Gerald (Jerry) Hartenstine, 98, of the Masonic Village, Elizabethtown Pa, passed away on January 22, 2017. Jerry received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy after serving two years as a radio operator on the Battleship USS Texas, during World War II. He was a Mason for 48 years at The Stichter Masonic Lodge #254 in Pottstown.He was formerly from Pottstown and Boyertown. Jerry was...
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Albert J. Babilon

July 5, 1940 - January 20, 2017

Albert Joseph Babilon, 76, of District Township, passed away January 20, 2017 in Lehigh Valley Hospital.Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Henry T. and Marie J. (Lieb) Babilon.He was the husband of Theresa M. (Dempsey) Babilon, whom he was married to for 48 years.Albert was an LCP in the United States Marine Corps. For 35 years, he was employed as a meat cutter for Acme Markets. ...
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John Charles Fausnaught

October 6, 1944 - January 17, 2017

John C. Fausnaught, Sr., 72, Widower of Sandra Ann (Faust) Fausnaught of Myrtle Ave. Reading, PA. Formerly of Main St. Bechtelsville, PA. Died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 after a lengthy illness.Born in Danville he was a son of the late Verna I. (Earnest) and Robert S. Fausnaught.John was a machine operator for Boyertown Packaging for over 40 years until his retirement.He was also a member of the...
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Norman C. Bender

February 10, 1933 - January 11, 2017

Norman C. Bender, 83, of Barto. Husband of Alice A. (Arnold) Bender. Passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2016 at the Frederick Living.Born in Barto he was a son of the late Howard and Eva (Rhoads) Bender.He was employed at some of the local orchards for many years. Later, He was a foundry worker for Eastern Foundry for over 41 years until his retirement.Norman was a social member of the...
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Kenneth L. Johnson

December 1, 1932 - January 8, 2017

Kenneth L. Johnson, 84, of Womelsdorf. Husband of Marian J. (Heiser) Johnson. Passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Lebanon, PA.Born in Pleasant Gap, PA. He is a son of the late Edna (Williams) and Forrest Johnson.Kenneth was brick and block mason for his entire working career.He served in the USMC during the Korean War.Kenneth is survived by his children, Ruth Ann...
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Loraine WALKER

November 6, 1935 - January 7, 2017

Loraine Walker, 81, of Robesonia. Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Reading Hospital.Born in Schuylkill County she was a daughter of the late Emma (Neiswender) and William Swoyer.She was a faithful member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Womelsdorf.Loraine was a certified Nursing Assistant working for the Wyomissing Lodge until her retirement.She enjoyed...
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Doris Mae Hunsberger

October 9, 1933 - January 7, 2017

Doris Mae (Huber) Hunsberger, 83, of Boyertown passed away in her residence on January 7, 2017.Born in Pottstown, PA she was the daughter of the late Catherine (Elmore) and Earl Huber.She was a beautician who for over 40 years operated Doris's Beauty's Shop in her home in Obelisk then in Huron, Ohio. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Obelisk where she was active in many groups.She...
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Adam Grover Schwenk

March 26, 1952 - January 1, 2017

Adam G. "Jr." Schwenk, Jr., 64, of Douglassville. Husband of Marsha J. Schwenk. Passed away at the Laurel Center on January 1, 2017.Born in Schwenksville he was a son of the late Maggie (Singleton) and Adam G. Schwenk, Sr.Jr was a mason and was self-employed and also worked for his uncle.He is survived by his children, April Schwenk of TX, Heath R. Winter of Birdsboro and Brandon Winter. Siblings...
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Lester L. Levan

September 1, 1939 - December 24, 2016

Lester L. "Chick" Levan, 77, of Gilbertsville. Husband of Lorraine A. (Moyer) Levan. Passed away at Parkhouse Point on Saturday, December 24, 2016.Born in Bechtelsville he was a son of the late Rachel (Reinert) and William "Pete" Levan.He was last employed as a truck driver in the local area for many years. Previously he was a foreman mason worker in the commercial field and also was a farmer.He...
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Dianne Lynn Billings

January 24, 1952 - December 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown, PA.
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Julia G. Butt

December 7, 1920 - December 22, 2016

Julia G. Butt, 96, of Boyertown, passed away in the Village at Willow Lane, Macungie on the morning of Thursday, December 22, 2016.Born in PA, she was the only child of the late Viola (Weller) and Ralph Gottshall.She was a seamstress for Osan Manufacturing. She was also very active in the Boyertown Senior Center.Julia was a member of Good Shepherd UCC where she was a Sunday School teacher for...
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Robert R. Brensinger

March 30, 1949 - December 20, 2016

Robert R. Brensinger, 67, of Macungie. Husband of Lisa A. (Rhoads) Brensinger. Passed away unexpectedly at the Lehigh Valley Hospital on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.Born in Alburtis he was a son of the late Verna (Boyer) and Roy Brensinger.Robert was employed as a sales rep for Bally Case and Cooler for 19 years, The Boyertown Times for 5+ years and most recently North Atlantic Specialty Bag.He...
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John Joseph Heilenman

January 8, 1935 - December 20, 2016

John Joseph Heilenman Sr. , 81, of Boyertown passed away the morning of Tuesday , December 20. 2016 after a hard fought battle with COPD. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Bernice (Coleman) and Benjamin F Heilenman. He was preceded in death by Alice Mae ( Boggs) Heilenman who he shared 61 wonderful years of marriage. His greatest legacy will be the love he had for his wife and...
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Rose Anna Kacar

October 21, 1921 - December 6, 2016

Rose A. Kacar, 95 of Orefield formerly of Brooksville, FL.Widow of Andrew M. Kacar. Passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. At Lehigh Valley Hospice.Born in Bethlehem, PA. She was a daughter of the late Angeline (Yost) and Anthony Unger.Rose was employed as a Seamstress at various sewing factories in the Lehigh Valley.She is survived by her children, Matthew A. Kacar of East Brunswick, NJ....
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Ruba S. Houck

March 14, 1929 - November 23, 2016

Ruba S. Houck ,87, of Gilbertsville and later Parkhouse in Royersford. Widow of Ernest H. Houck Passed away at Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.Born in Berks County She was a daughter of Florence (Smith) and Paul Eshbach.She worked in production in various Hosiery Mills in the area. Last working as a Sock Boarder for Great American Knitting Mills in Bally.Ruba is...
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Robert John Neubauer

January 9, 1964 - November 22, 2016

Robert J. Neubauer, 52, of Boyertown, husband of Rhonda L. (Krupp) Neubauer passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.Born on January 9th, 1964 in West Reading, he was a son of Shirley E. (Blatt) Neubauer of Boyertown and the late Siegfried K. Neubauer.Robert was employed by Rush Electric Corporation as an electrician, and previously a plumber/steamfitter for Vison Mechanical Inc., The...
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George P. Weller

August 14, 1943 - November 13, 2016

George P. Weller, 73, of Boyertown. Husband of Linda A. (Gehman) Weller. Passed away in the Phoenixville Hospital on Sunday, November 13, 2016.Born in Reading he was a son of the late Earl and Esther (Miller) Weller.George was a lifelong farmer. He also was employed for many years as a truck driver for Allied Concrete until his retirement.He is survived by his children, Ron E. husband of Kelly...
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June L. Levengood

August 29, 1926 - November 10, 2016

June L. (Mock) Levengood, 90, widow of Clifford Levengood of Gilbertsville passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Chestnut Knoll, Boyertown.Born in Pottstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mamie F.(Weller) and Wilbert C. Mock. A genuine caregiver to her entire family, June enjoyed baking, socializing with her friends, and dining out. She was someone who always loved a good...
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Clyde R. Wert

February 2, 1926 - November 5, 2016

Clyde R. Wert, 90, of Pennsburg. Husband of the late Jean M. Wert. Passed away at the Pennsburg Manor on Saturday, November 5, 2016.Born in Colebrookdale Twp. He was the last surviving child of Minnie S. (Gross) and M. Raymond Wert.He was employed as a machine operator for Dana Corp in Pottstown for many years until his retirement.Clyde served in the US Navy during WWII.He is survived by his son...
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Dennis Robert Delp

February 6, 1956 - November 2, 2016

Dennis R. Delp, 60, of Hereford. Passed away in his residence on Tuesday, November 2, 2016.Born at his house on the farm in Yellow House, PA. He was a son of the late Irwin Delp and Agnes ( Yerger) Fisher of Douglassville. Dennis was employed by local factories working on production for many years. He is survived by his daughter, Candi L. wife of Brian K. Alesin of Kenhorst. A brother, Barry...
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William Michael Shaak

July 11, 1967 - November 2, 2016

William M. Shaak ,49, of Boyertown. Husband of Kimberly D. (Swavely) Shaak. Passed away at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.Born in Abington he is a son of Jacqueline C. (Hosner) and Michael G. Shaak of Red Hill.Bill was employed as a Maintenance Supervisor for Boyertown Foundry for over 2 years. Previously he worked in Maintenance for Rosenberger's Dairy for...
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William Herbert Jacobs

July 15, 1926 - October 22, 2016

William H. Jacobs, 90, of Gilbertsville. Husband of the late Nancy A. (Freed) Jacobs. Passed away in Chestnut Knoll on Saturday, October 22, 2016.Born in Eshbach, PA. He was the last surviving child of Kate and William R. Jacobs.William worked for Bethlehem Steel at the Pottstown and Bethlehem factories as a welder and fitter for over 30 years. He also worked as a part time carpenter for Paul W....
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Morgan Kelley

August 16, 1934 - October 20, 2016

Morgan Kelley, 82, husband of Audrey L. (Root) Kelley of Slatington formerly of Boyertown, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Allentown. Born in Towanda, Bradford County, PA he was the son of the late Mary (Bullock) and Lawrence Kelley.He was a heavy equipment operator for Hahn Construction, Allentown until his retirement. Morgan was a member...
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Harold Charles Kuser

November 14, 1940 - October 12, 2016

Harold Charles "Butch" Kuser, 75, husband of Barbara A. (Gabel) Kuser of Boyertown passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in the Reading Hospital, West Reading.Born in Colebrookdale Township, he was the son of the late Harold O. and Marcella (Greisemer) Kuser.For the last 20 years Butch worked for Deka East Penn Manufacturing in building A1. Last working July of 2016. He had worked as a...
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Therese Anne Hauser

April 3, 1932 - October 4, 2016

Therese Anne Hauser, 84, beloved wife of Edmond L. Hauser of Gilbertsville, PA and Flushing, NY passed from this life on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at her residence.Born in Flushing , NY on April 3, 1932, Therese was the only child of Camille (Russo) and Carl Ragazzo.While initially focused on raising her family, Therese's lifelong love of literature and learning led her to begin reinventing herself...
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Bruce O. Rader

April 30, 1955 - September 26, 2016

Bruce O. Rader, 61, of Boyertown. Husband of Pamela J. (Gilbert) Rader. Passed away after a short but courageous battle with cancer at the Reading Hospital on Monday, September 26, 2016.Born in Pottstown, PA. He was the son of the late Ernest H. Rader and D. Bernice (Levengood) Rader of Boyertown. He was last employed as a truck driver at Jesse Baro, Inc. He previously worked for Moser's...
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Russell Willard Eckman

February 8, 1928 - September 18, 2016

Russell Willard Eckman, 88, of Franklin Township, passed away September 18, 2016 in Lehigh Valley Hospital.Born on February 8, 1928, in White Bear, PA, he was a son of the late Donald and Edna (Hottenstein) Eckman.He was a widower of Glendora "Glennie" Eckman and Valeria "Val" Eckman.Russell was a road salesman for his family's lumber business, Eckman Lumber Company.He was a member of Lehighton...
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Denton E. Gottshall

May 2, 1921 - September 12, 2016

Denton E. Gottshall, 95, of Boyertown.Widower of Jimalee (Judd) Gottshall. Passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 in the Frederick Home.Born in Boyertown, He was the only son of Eva K. (Eisenhard) and Leon F. Gottshall.He worked as a machinist for Air Products in Trexlertown until his retirement.Denton was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown. He was also a WWII...
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Thomas Albert Yost

April 26, 1942 - September 9, 2016

homas Albert "Tom" Yost, 74, of Grindstone, Pa., died September 9, 2016, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, in Morgantown, W. Va. Born April 26, 1942, in Boyertown, the son of Arthur B. Yost and Meta (Sands) Yost. Survived by his wife, Linda (Fetty) Yost; a brother, Alex A. (Ruth) Yost, of Boyertown; and his four children: Cynthia Yost (William Narod), Tamela Luke (Matthew Luke), Cheria Yost (Adam Thomas...
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Barry Eugene Wadsworth

April 6, 1947 - September 3, 2016

Barry E. Wadsworth, 69, of Boyertown passed away in his residence on Saturday, September 3, 2016.Born in Pottstown he was a son of the late Millie G. (Keehn) and Darvin E. Wadsworth.Barry worked as an office worker for Best Weld, AP Disano and Morris Wheeler for many years until his retirement.He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.Barry is survived by his children David A. husband of...
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Reginia L. Fondots

September 27, 1942 - September 1, 2016

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Frederick Mark Reiss

October 7, 1936 - September 1, 2016

Frederick Mark Reiss, 79 husband of Jacqueline M. "Jackie" (Clark) Reiss of Boyertown, formerly of Wyncote, PA passed away in his residence on Thursday, September 1, 2016.He was the son of the late Fritz and Ruth (Everly) Reiss.Surviving with his wife, Jackie of 59 years (married May 11, 1957) is a daughter, Dawn Hankins of Douglassville; a son Fred M. Reiss, Jr., husband of Cheryl of...
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Donald Richard Orner

September 7, 1930 - August 30, 2016

Donald Richard Orner, 85, formerly of Trappe, passed away August 30, 2016 in Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living Center, Boyertown. He was living in South Carolina for the past ten years.Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late George and Isabelle (Detwiler) Orner.Donald was the husband of Jean (Woodside) Orner, who resides in Greenville, SC.He was employed as a production worker for B.F...
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Eva Mary Grampp

January 23, 1937 - August 28, 2016

Eva M. Grampp, 78, of Boyertown. Wife of Fred G. Grampp. Passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Chestnut Knoll.Born in Douglassville. She was a daughter of the late Theodore B. and Ella (Tobias) Guldin.She was retired from various shoe and t-shirt factories in the Boyertown Area.In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Susan A. Gramp, and granddaughter, Seleena G. Cruz. She...
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William Erb Keim

May 5, 1928 - August 24, 2016

William Erb Keim, 88, of Boyertown, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.He was the husband of Jean (Neiman) Keim, whom he married November 25, 1950.Born at home in Douglas Township, he was a son of the late Milton W. and Claria (Erb) Keim.William earned his Bachelor's Degree in Science and Agriculture from Penn State.He was a United States Veteran, serving...
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Maryruth Ruth Adams

January 22, 1925 - August 21, 2016

Maryruth (Stahl) Adams, 91, of West Bend WI, passed away in Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, August 21, 2016.She was the wife of the late Harry W. Adams, who passed away on Saturday, December 4, 1993.Born in Tower City, PA on January 22, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (Gamber) Stahl.Maryruth earned a 4-year bachelor degree from Lebanon Valley...
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Barbara W. Schlegel

August 8, 1927 - August 14, 2016

Barbara Whitacre Schlegel, 89, of Boyertown, PA - passed away Sunday, August 14th 2016 at the Sanatoga Center in Pottstown, PA, surrounded by family. Born August 8th, 1927 in Colebrokedale, PA, she was preceded in death by her husband Earl Schlegel, and parents John and Paula Whitacre. She served her church, St. John's Evangelical Church of Boyertown, for many years assisting with catechetical...
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Paul William Levengood

September 4, 1975 - August 4, 2016

Paul W. Levengood III, 40 of Pottstown, passed away on August 4, 2016 in his residence.He is the husband of Christa (Williams) Levengood, and the son of Cheryl (Kent) Nicholas and the late Paul W. Levengood Jr."Pauly" as many knew him, was a diehard Philadelphia Flyers fan, and was rarely seen without a guitar in his hands. He was also a passionate chef, and all knew the kitchen, was his domain...
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Margaret Rose German

November 6, 1920 - July 29, 2016

Margaret Rose German, 95, of Holland, PA. Formerly of Walnut Woods. Widow of the late Edward B. German. Passed away peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Twining Village, Holland, PA.Born in Fricks Locks, PA. on November 6, 1920. She was the last surviving daughter of the late Charles A. and Ada (Quigg) Mull. She graduated from Spring City High School and the Pottstown School of Nursing. She...
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LaRue E. Schock

March 26, 1921 - July 25, 2016

LaRue E. (Seip) Schock, 95, widow of Roland G. Schock of Pottstown formerly of Boyertown passed away in the Sanatoga Center on Monday, July 25, 2016.Born in Allentown, PA she was the daughter of the late George V. Seip and Lillian M. (Miller) Perry.LaRue was an avid bowler. She loved drawing, art work and sewing. She especially loved taking care of her grandchildren.She is survived by a...
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Elaine D. Koch

January 24, 1927 - July 23, 2016

Elaine D. Fisher-Koch, 89, of Frederick, widow of George J. Koch, passed away in the Frederick Living on Saturday, July 23, 2016.Born in Pottstown she was a daughter of the late Flora G. (Reigner) and Howard B. Dalling.Elaine was employed as an executive secretary and a sale representive for the Pottstown Mercury.She is survived by her children, Paul Fisher of Boyertown. Deborah J. wife of David...
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Albert Michael Steuer

September 27, 1945 - July 18, 2016

Albert M. Steuer, 70, of Boyertown passed away in his residence on Monday, July 18, 2016. Albert was married to Teresa D. (Kulp) Steuer and shared 26 years of marriage.Born in West Reading, he was a son of the late Pauline A. (Millek) and Albert Steuer.He was a 1963 graduate of Central Catholic High School and McCann School of Business, Reading. Albert served in the United States Air Force for...
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Anita L. Jimenez

August 13, 1956 - July 16, 2016

Anita L. Jimenez, 59, of Stowe. Passed away in residence on July 16, 2016.Born in Pottstown she was a daughter of the late Bernice (Lee) and Edwardo Jimenez.Anita worked as a health care clerk for the VA Hospital in Altona, PA. She also worked for Federal Express and as a Pharmacy Technician.She is survived by her siblings, Edwina Jimenez of Stowe. Carla F. Jimenez of Stowe and Jose Jimenez of...
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Shirley Louise Brown

January 26, 1942 - July 15, 2016

Shirley L. Brown, 74, of Exeter Twp., formerly of Bechtelsville, passed away in her residence on Friday, July 15, 2016, with her husband by her side.Shirley was born in Boyertown, PA and was the daughter to the late Gordon G., and Louise G. (Burder) Gabel. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Clarence "Brownie" D. Brown. Shirley last worked in food preparation for Bonanza Restaurant in...
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Dorothy Thelma Hurter

June 13, 1918 - July 15, 2016

Dorothy T. (Knauss) Hurter, 98, wife of William C. Hurter of Pottstown, PA passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2016 in her residence.Born in Emmaus, PA she was the daughter of the late Alverda (Acker) and Clarence Knauss.Assisted her husband in the William C Hurter Meats & Provisions, a family business. Dorothy was a member of East Naples United Methodist Church, Naples, FL; very active in the...
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Leon M. Stapleton

March 20, 1921 - July 15, 2016

Leon M. Stapleton ,95, of Boyertown. Widower of Lorraine F. (Fryer)Stapleton. Passed away in the Reading Hospital on Friday, July 15, 2016.Born in Earl, PA. He was a son of the late Andora (Miller) and Samuel P. Stapleton.He was the owner and operator of Mutter's Pretzels for over 36 years until his retirement in 1997.Leon served in the US army during WWII and was the last surviving member of...
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Jeannette Eileen Spohn

January 17, 1950 - July 12, 2016

Jeannette E. Spohn, 66, of Boyertown, Pa, passed away at home on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Born in Baltimore, MD, daughter of the late Dorothy E. (Stagmer) Gillis and Ward J. Bowers, she has been a Boyertown resident for more than 40 years. Mrs. Spohn was employed as a licensed call coordinator for Herb Real Estate in Gilbertsville. Jeanette (Jan) enjoyed early American history, poetry, genealogy...
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Ruth C. Brown

September 15, 1917 - July 4, 2016

Ruth C. Brown, 98, of Frederick, PA, formerly of Palm Beach Shores, FL. She is the widow of Norman N. Brown, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2016 in the Frederick Living.Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the last surviving child of the late Olga (Knute) and August Buchholz.Ruth was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Schwenksville.She is survived by her daughters, Gloria R. wife of Robert E....
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William Carl Stetler

November 14, 1946 - June 30, 2016

William C. Stetler, 69, of Boyertown, husband of the late Julia Ann (Yoder) Stetler passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in the Reading Hospital.Born in Pottstown, he was a son of the late Barbara (Pakato) and William Stetler.William was last employed as a Machinist for John Middleton for over nine years. Previously he was a Machinist for Bethlehem Steel/Dana Corp for over 35 years.He enjoyed...
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LeRoy Frank Ayres

April 23, 1945 - June 24, 2016

LeRoy F. Ayres, 71, of Boyertown. Husband of Anita R. (Richards) Ayres. Passed away at his residence on Friday, June 24, 2016.Born in Pottstown, he was a son of the late Rose (Onufryk) and Chester Ayres.LeRoy is also survived by his sons, Kenneth of Havertown, Daniel (Kathy) of Collegeville, and Douglas (Melissa) of Gilbertsville. Siblings, Chester Ayres, Jr. of VA, Robert Ayres of CA, Rose...
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Isabel B. Diemand

December 16, 1924 - June 23, 2016

Isabel B. Diemand, 91, widow of Malcolm S. "Sonny" Diemand of Shillington passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 in the St. Joseph's Medical Center, Reading.Born in Beaver Springs on December 16, 1924 she was the daughter of the late Grace (Goss) and Charles Soles.She was a graduate of the former Beaver Springs High School.She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Stowe. Isabel was a...
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Catherine Louise D'Aiello

September 7, 1945 - June 19, 2016

Catherine L. D'Aiello, 70, of Birdsboro widow of the late David D. D'Aiello passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital.Born in Pottstown she was a daughter of the late Anna (Wallace) Oxenford and the late William T. Oxenford.Catherine (Kitty) started her career in Pottstown at Rosemont Sewing Factory. During the years her career became focused in the service sector in...
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Bertha W. Spangenberg

June 13, 1924 - June 15, 2016

Bertha Spangenberg, 92, of North Coventry passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 surrounded by her family at her daughter's home in Elverson.Born in Spring Mount, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Mary (Hauck) Wood Sr.She worked for many years at the Limerick Diner and the Collegeville Inn. She enjoyed traveling, casino trips, loved to cook for the family and friends and her greatest...
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June May Heydt

June 29, 1925 - June 14, 2016

June M. Heydt, 91, of Boyertown. Widow of Clarence M. Heydt. Passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in Arden Courts in Allentown.Born in Pottstown, she was a daughter of the late Mamie (Renninger) and Bartley Auman.She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie L. (Heydt) wife of Richard L. Shane of Fleetwood. Her Grandchildren, Matthew B. husband of Erica (Schoch) Shane of Fleetwood and Jessica L. Shane...
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Veronica Antonette Jubinsky

May 11, 1925 - June 11, 2016

Veronica A. Jubinsky, 91, of Bethlehem, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Lehigh Vally Hospital. She was the widow of Nicholas Bock Jubinsky.Born on May 11, 1925, in Shenandoah, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Agnes (Krawcyk) Doncheski.Veronica was an x-ray transcriptionist for 30 years.She enjoyed ballroom dancing and was still dancing at 85 years old. She was also active in...
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Kathryn Lynn Phillips

February 5, 1949 - June 8, 2016

Kathryn L. Phillips, 67, beloved Wife of Peter L. Phillips of Boyertown passed away surrounded by love on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in hospital from ALS and related complications.Born in Callicoon, NY on 5 February 1949, she is the daughter of Mildred (Hawker) Slausenberg of Exeter Twp. and the late Willard Slausenberg. Kathryn is also survived by her sister, Cheryl Jensen of Cary, SC., and is...
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Donald James Gehringer

June 5, 1931 - June 2, 2016

Donald J. Gehringer, Sr., 84, of Gilbertsville, passed away in his residence on Thursday, June 2, 2016. He was the husband of Antoinette "June" Gehringer. His first wife, Catherine Gehringer, predeceased him in 1990.Born in Reading, he was the son of the late John B. Gehringer and Helen S. (Grim) Gehringer.He was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 610 Pine St. Bally, PA. 19503...
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William Irwin Miller

April 21, 1931 - May 28, 2016

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Carl R. Seidt

May 9, 1936 - May 27, 2016

Carl R. Seidt, 80, husband of Fern H. (Miller) Seidt of Bechtelsville, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.Born in Spangsville, PA he was the son of the late William and Mildred (Eddinger) Seidt.Carl was an Oley High School graduate, a member of Huff's Union Church, Alburtis. He was a member of the Pikeville Sportsmen's Association, life time member of...
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Laura Teresa Harilko

July 28, 1924 - May 20, 2016

Laura T. Harilko, 91, of Barto formerly of Royersford. Widow of Alexander "Bill"W. Harilko. Passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 in the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.Born in Cleveland, OH. She was a daughter of the late Monica (Kokoszka) and Walter Myslak.Laura was a graduate of Taylor Business School in Philadelphia. She was an office worker for the Spring City Knitting Co. in Royersford...
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Robert Richard West

December 8, 1954 - May 15, 2016

Robert R. West, 61, of Boyertown, husband of Alice M. (Freet) West, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016 in the Reading Hospital.Robert was born in Chester, PA. and was the son of the late Stella K. (Kociolek) and Paul C. West.Reared in Wilmington, DE Robert was a graduate of Concord High School, class of 1972.He was employed as a welder for PeCo for 37 years until his retirement in 2014. He also...
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John R. Rude

April 30, 1927 - May 13, 2016

John Rude passed from this life on May 13, 2016. He was predeceased by his parents Dwight and Margaret (Remsen) Rude, and siblings Dwight Rude, Marjorie Cook, and Virginia Hungerford. He is survived by a brother Dr. Frederick Rude as well as his children Dr. Dwight (Linde) Rude, Carolyn Zaft, Patricia (Don) Neff and John (Robin) Rude II, 7 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson, as well as many...
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Franklin Clarence Ketner

June 25, 1939 - May 12, 2016

Franklin C. Ketner, 76, of Boyertown, husband of Caroline M. (Moore) Ketner passed away in his residence on Thursday, May 12, 2016.Born in Pinegrove, he was a son of the late Florence (Mohl) and Clarence Ketner.He was employed as a farm manager for James & Elliott Farms for 12 years. He was also owner and operator of K & W Mobile Grinding for 30 years until his retirement.Surviving with...
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Lotta G. Rosenberg

March 3, 1924 - May 10, 2016

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Ermagene Koplin Mller

February 16, 1924 - May 8, 2016

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Ermagene Koplin Miller

February 16, 1924 - May 8, 2016

Ermagene K. Miller, 92, formerly of Gilbertsville. Widow of Henry G. Miller. Passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Hospice Atlanta, NE Atlanta.Born in Boyertown, PA. She was the only child of Lois (Smith) and Warren Koplin.She was a hairdresser and was the owner and operator of Ermagene's Beauty Salon in Gilbertsville for over 60 years.Ermagene was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in...
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