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Fern Hummer

May 15, 1930 - January 26, 2018

Fern Hummer, 87, formerly of Boyertown, widow of Ernest J. Hummer passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 in the Sanatoga Center where she resided.Born in Washington Twp. she was a daughter of the late Sallie and William Stetler.She was employed by Tung-sol working in production for over 40 years until her retirement.Fern is survived by her sister, Virginia Miller of Gilbertsville; her nieces,...
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Roseann P. Waterworth

February 28, 1936 - January 24, 2018

Roseann P. Reigner Waterworth, 81 wife of William E. Waterworth of Reading, PA passed away in Montgomery County, PA on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.Born in Pottstown, PA she was the daughter of the late Helen Berschetz and A. Michael Drabinsky.A 1954 graduate of Boyertown High School, Roseann was involved in many high school activities, including, field hockey, softball, and girl's gym club. She...
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Elizabeth Emma Alting

April 14, 1927 - January 20, 2018

Elizabeth E. "Betty" Alting, 90, of Pottstown. Widow of Walter Alting. Passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Manatawny Manor. She most recently resided at Oakshire Senior Apartments in Reading.Born in Pottstown. She was the last surviving child of the late Anna Marie (Flick) and Rudolph Masleh.Betty was employed as a Prep Person for Judson A. Smith for over 20 years until her...
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James H. Grier

December 23, 1932 - January 18, 2018

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Arthur Earl Greenman

May 11, 1939 - January 18, 2018

Arthur Earl Greenman, 78, of Pottstown, passed away January 18 at Phoenixville Hospital. Born in Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert Earl and Dora (Wensinger) Greenman.Arthur retired from PennDOT in 1988, and worked for Sacks Excavating until 2000. He enjoyed shooting pool and hunting.Arthur is survived by his wife, Arleen; three children, Michael Greenman, Artie (Ann) Greenman, and Karen ...
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Richard A. Rothenberger

October 18, 1930 - January 11, 2018

Richard A. Rothenberger, 87, of Boyertown. Husband of Janet L. (Horn) Rothenberger. Passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Sanatoga Center.Born in Bechtelsville, he was a son of the late Erma (Miller) and Samuel Rothenberger.Richard was employed as a Structural Steel Worker for the Bethlehem Steel in Pottstown for many years until the plant closed. Later he worked as a custodian for the...
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Linnette Hulbert

September 4, 1939 - January 1, 2018

Linnette Ott Hulbert, 78, of Intercourse, PA, died January 1, 2018, in Lancaster, PA, after complications from surgery. Known as Nettie and Lin to those who loved her, she was born September 4, 1939, in Reading, raised in Boyertown, and graduated from Boyertown Area High School in 1957. A lifelong lover of plants and flowers, birds and butterflies, arts and crafts, and floral design, she...
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Dallas Ray Leister

August 21, 1939 - December 26, 2017

Dallas R. Leister, 78, Husband of Joan K. (Sell) Leister of Boyertown. Passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in the Reading Hospital.Born in Gabelsville. He was a son of the late Alice (Youse) and Ammon Leister.Dallas was a Brick Layer for his entire working life. He was also co-owner and operator of Leister Brothers construction.He was an active member of the Keystone Fire Company, Boyertown...
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Kaye Ermold

March 13, 1935 - December 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown, PA.
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Thomas Charles Yarnall

March 15, 1938 - December 14, 2017

Thomas C. Yarnall, 79, of Gilbertsville. Husband of Joan B. (Beehler) Yarnall. Passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.Born in Upland, PA. He was a son of the late Mary (Geisinger) and Charles A. Yarnall.Thomas attended the Williamson School of Trade for Carpentry and worked in the profession for many years. Later he worked as a Pork producer for over...
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Wayne T. Rosen

September 25, 1950 - December 9, 2017

WAYNE T. ROSEN, 67, OF WEST HILLS, CA. Wayne T. Rosen, 67, husband of Suzette I. (Frain) Rosen, died Saturday the 9th of December, at West Hills Hospital in West Hills, CA. Mr. Rosen was born on September 25, 1950, in Pottstown, and was a son of the late Thomas W. Rosen, Jr., and the late Eleanor (Johnson) Rosen. He was a Vietnam era veteran of the US Army. Wayne worked as a plasterer for over...
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Rosemary Hojecki

September 30, 1948 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown, PA.
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Barbara Ann Kuser

June 22, 1942 - November 27, 2017

Barbara A. Kuser, 75, of Boyertown. Widow of Harold C. "Butch" Kuser. Passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 in the St. Joseph's Medical Center in Bern Twp.Born in Bechtelsville. She was a daughter of the late Mary Jane (Himmelwright) and Russell Gabel.Barbara was employed may years ago by Superior Underwear Mill in Bechtelsville.She is survived by her children, Richard husband of Bonnie Kuser...
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George W. Brintzenhoff

April 26, 1933 - November 20, 2017

George W. Brintzenhoff Sr., 84, of Boyertown, passed away November 20 at Reading Tower Health Hospital.Born in New Berlinville, he was the son of Paul and Grace (Sell) Brintzenhoff, and the husband of Barbara F. (Schaffer) Brintzenhoff for 56 years until her death in 2014.George served in the Korean War from 1954 until 1956 as a member of the Company I 32nd Infantry. He was a Master Plumber by...
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John Allen Clark

September 17, 1941 - November 19, 2017

John Allen Clark, 76, of Boyertown, passed away on Sunday, November 19.Born in Bloomington, PA, he was the son of the late Robert and Margaret (Kimback) Clark, and was the husband Sandra Lou (Norman) Clark for 35 years until her death in 2005.Jack was a member of the Pike Twp. Sportsmen's Association, and enjoyed hunting and camping.He is survived by two sons, Travis (Angela) Clark and Justin...
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Louis J. Rittelmann

November 10, 1922 - November 10, 2017

Louis J. Rittelmann, 95, of Phoenixville. Widower of Mary Jane (Wanchik)Rittelmann. Passes away on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Seasons Hospice.Born in Baden, PA. He was a son of the late Clara (Schmitt) Rittelmann and Louis J., Sr.He was employed by Taylor Milk Co. as a milk man for over 35 years. Louis also delivered mail for the post office.Louis served in the US Marine Corp. during WWII in...
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Doris Jean Rupley

February 4, 1929 - November 8, 2017

Doris Jean Rupley, 88, of Bechtelsville, formerly of Camp Hill, passed away at ManorCare Health Services, Allentown, on November 8.Born in Harrisburg, Doris was a model at a younger age and a lifelong lover of animals.She is survived by a daughter, Trisann (Tris) Rhoads wife of Charles; a granddaughter, Kristen Deimler fiancÚ of Brian Whitmer ; a grandson, John Deimler husband of Raychael; four...
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Donald Richard Venberg

October 31, 1962 - November 5, 2017

Donald Richard Venberg, 55, of Boyertown, passed away at his home on Sunday November 5.In addition to being active with the Boy Scouts, Donald enjoyed spending time with his family.He is survived by his loving mother, Evelyn Venberg; a son, Dylan Venberg; two daughters, Jillian and Madison Venberg; three sisters, Cheryl (Charles) Taylor, Sharon (Edward) Kennedy), and Laurel Venberg; his former...
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Andrew J. Gresko

August 25, 1936 - November 3, 2017

Andrew J. Gresko, Jr., 81, of Pottstown. Husband of Patricia A. (Coccia) Gresko Passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 in Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville.Born in Pottstown he was a son of the late Alice M. (Simmons) and Andrew J. Gresko, Sr.He was employed by Doehler Jarvis Co.as an inspector for over 30 years retiring in 1998.Andrew served in the US Army.Andrew enjoyed NASCAR and Auto Racing....
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Paul A. Hertzog

December 23, 1939 - October 16, 2017

Paul A. Hertzog, 77, of Reading. Husband of Nancy K. (Davidheiser) Hertzog. Passed away at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Bern Twp. On Monday, October 16, 2017.Born in Reading he was a son of the late Sarah (Wenrich) and Lewis R. Hertzog.Paul was the owner and operator of Hertzog Automotive in Mt. Penn for over 50 years.He was a past president of the Birdsboro Rotary Association.Paul is survived by...
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July 12, 1923 - October 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown, PA.
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Florence Lukehart

July 12, 1923 - October 11, 2017

Florence Lukehart, 94, of Pottstown passed away on October 11 at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Spring City, she was the wife of the late Donald Lukehart for 68 years until his death in 2015.Florence was a member of the Ringing Hill Fire Company Ladies Auxillary, and a former member of the Searles Methodist Church. She enjoyed going to the beaches of Wildwood and Ocean City, New Jersey, shopping...
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Frederic J. Heick

May 10, 1941 - October 6, 2017

Frederic J. Heick, Jr., 76, of Wilmington, Delaware. Passed away in the Manatawny Manor on Friday, October 6, 2017.Born In Philadelphia. He was a son of the late Marie J. (Angulat) and Frederic J. Heick, Sr.He was employed as a Diesel Mechanic for Various firms for many years. Including Bryers in Philadelphia and CBL in NJ. He retired from Freedom International Trucks in Philadelphia.Frederic...
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Carl R. Kulp

March 24, 1931 - October 2, 2017

Carl R. Kulp, 86, of Gilbertsville, PA. Husband of Janet (Latshaw) Kulp. Passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 in the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.Born in Emmaus, PA. He was the son of the late Roma (Moyer) and Le Roy E. Kulp.Carl was employed by Boyertown Body Works and Risson Press along with many other businesses.He was a member of Calvary UCC. 1231 PA-100. Barto, PA. 19504 where he...
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W. Vernon Moyer

November 12, 1925 - September 24, 2017

W.Vernon Moyer, 91, of Frederick, PA. Husband of Doris M. (Eckenrode) Moyer. Passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in the Pottstown Memorial Medical center.Born in Obelisk, PA. He was the last surviving son of the late Jennie (Knerr) and William R. Moyer.Vernon was the owner and operator for Moyer's Service Station for over 39 years.He was a member of Peace in Zion United Church of Crist 204...
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James Joseph Aston

September 26, 1934 - September 17, 2017

James J. Aston, Sr., 82, of Gilbertsville. Husband of Elizabeth M. (Kreiser) Aston. Passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in St. Joseph's Medical Center.Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Thelma (Bender) and Jack Aston.James was employed as a machinist for Tung Sol for 19 years. Later he was the owner and operator of the Hickory Park Restaurant for 22 years until his retirement...
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Inge M. Mackey

October 3, 1929 - September 11, 2017

Inge M. Mackey, 87, of Boyertown. Widow of Edward J. Mackey. Passed away peacefully on Monday, September 11, 2017.Born in Oldenburg, Germany. She was a daughter of the late Herta (Borsher) and Alfred Linnemeier.Inge was a book keeper for the family business, E.J. Mackey Water Conditioning for over 22 years.She is survived by her Daughters, Alynn C. Mackey of Boyertown. And Jodi M. wife of Karl A....
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Mary L. Rothermel

March 2, 1930 - September 8, 2017

Mary L. Rothermel, 87, of Boyertown. Widow of the late John E. Rothermel. Passed away in her daughter's residence on Friday, September 8, 2017.Born in Boyertown. She was a daughter of the late E. Mabel (Richard) and William Schaeffer.Mary was employed as a sewing machine operation for Hosan's Pants Factory for 13 years and for Bally Pants for 17 years.She is a member of St. Joseph's (Hill)...
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Charles Steinle

May 16, 1930 - September 5, 2017

Charles Steinle, 87, of Gilbertsville. Husband of Margaret "Margie" (Kravchak) Steinle. Passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in the Sanatoga Center.Charles is survived by his nieces, nephews and their families.Services will be private at the convenience of the family.In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Charles's name to St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Obelisk) 3206 Big Rd....
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Patricia Diana Spohn

September 10, 1941 - September 1, 2017

Patricia Spohn, 75, of Boyertown passed away on September 1. Born in New Berlinville, Patricia was the daughter of the late Walter B. and Hilda (Weand) Frain. Patricia was married for over 54 years to Carl Spohn.Patricia worked as an office manager with Small Castings, and later as a bookkeeper with Chuck's Auto Salvage. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Church in Boyertown, and loved...
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Jordan Taylor Matthews

January 23, 2002 - August 16, 2017

Jordan Taylor Matthews, 15, of Boyertown passed away at her home on Wednesday August 16. Jordan is survived by her mother, Gloria Lynch; her father, Joe Matthews; a brother, Nicholas Lynch; two sisters, Autumn Lynch and Brooke Matthews; and by her grandparents, James and Bonnie Wingenfield.She was a member of the Boyertown High School Track Team, and enjoyed drawing, listening to music, spending...
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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

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