Obituaries

Obituaries

You can see the last farewells from families and loving ones who keep the warmest memories.

Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us. Below are the recent obituaries left by loving ones, friends, relatives and sincerest condolences extended to the families


Mark J. Schnee
Mark Schnee, 64, of Perkiomenville Pennsylvania, died unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep on August 14, 2019. He had a wonderful upbringing by his parents Arthur and Ann O’Donnell Schnee, along with his sister Clare. He graduated from Perkiomen Valley high School in 1972 and York College In 1976. Since then, Mark built his career
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Ricky L. Roth
Ricky L. Roth, 61, of Boyertown, husband of Cheryl A. (Bean) Roth, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019. Born in Pottstown, He was the son of the late Robert H. Roth and the son of Anna M. (Moyer) Haas and Richard Haas. Ricky was employed at Bally Block as a laborer and previously worked at
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Carl W. Schanley Sr.
Carl William Schanley Sr., 84, of Boyertown, husband of Diana M. (Moyer) Schanley, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in Boyertown, he was the son of the late Hannah M. (McIlvee) Schanley and Claude F. Schanley. Carl served in the Army in Korea during the
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Debra R. Gaugler-Spencer
Debra R. Gaugler-Spencer, 59, of Sassamansville, wife of Dale Spencer, passed away suddenly on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Pottstown Hospital Tower Health. Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond V. Gaugler and Ethel V. (Schoenly) Gaugler. Debra graduated Boyertown High and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts from
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Barbara A. Smith
Barbara Ann (Szilli) Smith, 75, of Pottstown, widow of Arthur F. “Tinch” Smith, Jr passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Frank Szilli and Anna (Endy) Szilli. Barbara worked at Great American Belt as a laborer as well as previously
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Charles I. Renninger
Charles I. Renninger Jr., 94, of Douglassville, widower of Catharine E. (Davis) Renninger, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his residence. Born in Frederick, he was the son of the late Helen V. (Grubb) Renninger and Charles J. Renninger Sr. Charles graduated Boyertown Senior High School in 1943. He was a farm owner
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Russell M. Griesemer
Russell M. Griesemer, 91, husband of Marlene (Wilson) Griesemer, of Reading, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Born in Amity Township, PA, he was the son of the late LeRoy and Estella (Moyer) Griesemer. Russell worked as a carpenter, retiring from Occidental in Pottstown. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Oley.
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Timothy A. Fretz
Timothy A. Fretz, 54, of Boyertown, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his residence. Born in Reading, he was the son of Larry D. Fretz Sr. and the late Margaret “Peggy” A. (Taylor) Fretz. Tim was a 1982 graduate of Boyertown Senior High School. He also furthered his education at Kutztown University. He
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Beulah F. Houck
Beulah F. (Renninger) Houck, 91, widow of Harold E. Houck of Boyertown, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Sanatoga Center. Beulah was employed by Osan’s in Boyertown for thirty plus years. She enjoyed her weekly trips to restaurants. Surviving are one daughter, Janet E., wife of Sam Schoenly; one grandson, Travis; two brothers,
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Ruth J. Borowy
Ruth J. Borowy (Bergeman), 74, wife of the late John Borowy, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2019 at home surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. She will be greatly missed by the family she raised, which included 13 children, 23 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. She also enjoyed
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Pauline E. Renninger
Pauline E. (Dierolf) Renninger, 87, widow of Arthur W. Christman Jr. and Frederick Renninger of Gilbertsville, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville. Born in Bechtelsville, she was the daughter of the late Florence (Eshbach) Dierolf and Warren Dierolf. Pauline worked at Bally Ribbon as a quiller for many years.
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Helen M. (Schwenk) Clouser
Helen M. (Schwenk) Clouser, 94, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Reading Hospital-Tower Health. She is survived by two daughters, one son, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Morrell Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. (www.morrellfuneral home.com)
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