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


Shirley A. Wentzel
Shirley A. (Sheetz) Wentzel, 74, wife of Lester Wentzel, of Boyertown, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Reading Hospital. Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert Sonder and Doris (Laver) Sonder. Shirley worked for 43 years as a belt looper for Osan Manufacturing and for many more years
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Dolores L. Lord
Dolores L. (Heckman) Lord, 82, widow of Raymond H. Lord Sr., passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 in Reading Hospital with her family by her side. Formerly of Oley, Dolores currently resided at The Lutheran Home at Topton. Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Florence (Kreiser) Heckman and Clarence Heckman.
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Joan M. Wetzel
Joan “Joanie” M. (Quinter) Wetzel, 82, of Douglasville, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Reading Hospital. Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late George Quinter and Rose (Fox) Quinter. Joan worked at Heritage Amity Commons as an office manager until her passing. She was an active member of St. Columbkill
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Anita M. Hoch
Anita Marie Hoch passed from Time to Eternity on Tuesday, January 21 at the Phoenixville Hospital. Anita was born on February 22, 1943 to the late Ernest K. and Margaret (Haas) Hoch. She was a member of the Boyertown High School Class of 1961. She attended St. John’s Lutheran Church, Boyertown and the Quilters and
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David T. Samsel
David Troy Samsel, 57, of Bechtelsville, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 surrounded by his family. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Terry D. Samsel and Joanne (Long) and Richard Gresh. David graduated from Boyertown Area Senior High School. He was a truck driver for over 30 years employed by
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Tracy E. Yeanish
Tracy E. Yeanish, 48, of Schwenksville, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville Hospital. Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Jeanette (Himmelwright) Yeanish and Ray W. Yeanish. Tracy was a 1989 graduate from Perkiomen Valley High School. She was formerly employed by Frederick Living. Tracy loved
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Janet L. Bentz
Janet (Hampton) Bentz, 61, wife of John Bentz Jr., of Pottstown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville. Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Alvena (Lightcap) Hampton. Janet was a 1976 graduate of Pottstown High School. She worked at Giant Food Stores in
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Francis M. Drabinsky, Sr.
Francis M. Drabinsky Sr., 94, husband of Anna (Zuk) Drabinsky, of Boyertown, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Manatawny Manor. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Helen (Bersheets) Drabinsky and August Michael Drabinsky. Frank worked at Keiser Chevrolet in Pottstown for twenty years and then an additional ten years
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Lucille J. Hess
Lucille J. (Ruhl) Hess, 72, of Bechtelsville, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Alverda N. (Moyer) Ruhl and Raymond L. Ruhl. Lucille was a plant worker at Cabot in Boyertown for 27 years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s
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Caroline M. Moyer
Caroline M. (Weller) Moyer, 87, widow of Carl Moyer, of Stowe, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Catherine Weller. Caroline worked for over thirty years at Gudebrod, Inc. She was a member of St. Paul’s Church in Stowe. Caroline loved to sew
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Kimberly R. Ogin-Houser
Kimberly R. (Hess) Ogin-Houser, widow of Robert Ogin III, wife of Andrew Houser, of Hamburg, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at her residence. Kimberly was the daughter of Robin (Bartlett) Hess and Gregory P. Hess. She was employed with Wagner’s Home Improvement. Surviving are two sons, Kolten and Jaxson; four daughters, Crystal, Makalya,
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James C. Simpson
Jim (James) C. Simpson, 55, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 while out on one of his well-loved post-work biking adventures. He called many places throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey home with his wife Cynthia Simpson, daughters Elizabeth, Anna, and Laura Simpson, parents James and Rosemary Simpson, sister Katherine McEleney, brother David
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