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Richard C. Simmons Born in Oley, she was She was a member of the had been employed for 25 years Lutheran Church Memorial
Services were held for employed for many years as an Oley Fire Company Ladies as a sheet metal worker by Met Fund, 45 N. Reading Ave., Homer E.Yerger
Richard C. Simmons, 79, who examiner by the Boyertown Auxiliary and the Pikeville Pro Corp. Systems Division, Boyertown, PA 19512. Services will be held
died August 9 in Pottstown Hosiery Mill until her retire- Sportsmens Association. Harleysville, retiring in 1988. Burial was in the Oley Saturday for Homer E. Yerger,
Memorial Medical Center. ment. Reppert is survived by a He previously worked for Cemetery of Spangsville. 84 of North 7th Street, Bally,
He was the husband of She was a 1950 graduate of brother; five grandchildren and Atlantic Refining. The arrangements were han- who died August 15 in Reading
Gladys (Weber) Simmons. Oley Valley High School. four great-grandchildren. He was a member of Most dled by the Morrell Funeral Hospital & Medical Center,
Born in Barto, he was a grad- Moyer was a member of Zion She was predeceased by a Blessed Sacrament Roman Home of Boyertown. West Reading.
uate of Boyertown Area High (Spies) Reformed Church, son, in 1996. Catholic Church, Bally. He was the widower of
School and the Bluffton College Alsace Township. Burial was in the Highland Moser was a Merchant Martin E. Allmendinger Dorothy V. (Dierolf) Yerger.
in Ohio. Surviving is a brother. Memorial Park of Pottstown. Marine veteran of World War II. Services will be held Born in Bechtelsville, he was
He worked at Boyertown Services were held in Spies The arrangements were han- He is also survived by five Thursday for Martin E. employed as a production labor-
Body Works, Bally Case & (Zion) Cemetery, Alsace dled by the Linwood W. Ott sons: Jeffrey A. and James P., Allmendinger, 57, of er for the former Doehler-Jarvis,
Cooler, and most recently at Township. Funeral Home of Boyertown. both at home; Raymond K., Fort Manatawny Road, Boyertown, Stowe, for over 37 years before
WPAZ radio. The arrangements were han- Lauderdale, Fla.; David J., who died August 13 in his retiring in 1978.
Simmons served in the Navy dled by the Christ & Catagnus Devon Readinger Stowe and Robert M., home. He was a life member of
during World War II on the USS Funeral Home Inc., Oley. Funeral services were held Seisholtzville, Hereford Born in Pottstown, he was a Christ Lutheran Church,
Fessenden. for Devon Scott Readinger, 18 Township. 1965 graduate of Boyertown Niantic, where he served on the
He was a longtime member of of Manatawny Drive in Also eight daughters: Barbara Senior High School. church council for six years and
the Hereford Mennonite Church Douglass (Berks), who died A. Moser, Hereford; Judy A. Allmendinger worked for 34 was the council president for
of Bally, where he served as August 11 in Pottstown Moser, Bechtelsville; Rebecca years as a mechanic for the for- three years. He also served as an
youth leader, deacon and choir Memorial Medical Center. L. (Moser) Hamersly, Emmaus; mer Boyertown Packaging and usher and on the church Call
member. Born in Norristown, he was a Catherine J. (Moser) Rohrbach, Alcoa Flexible Packaging, until Committee for a new minister.
In addition to his wife of 54 student at Boyertown High Pottstown; Mary E. (Moser) 2001. Surviving is a daughter,
years, he is survved by three School. Schenkel, Allentown; Donna L. He served in the Army during Patricia A. Readinger, Blandon;
daughters, Patricia Shaner, of He was an avid skateboard (Moser) Zabaska, Royersford, the Vietnam War. a son, Barry J. Yerger.
Auke Bay, Alaska; Kathy enthusiast and BMX racer. Diane L. Moser, Bally and Allmendinger was a member Also a sister, 7 grandchildren,
Umberger, Harrisburg and Surviving are his father, Mark Nancy S. (Moser) Benjamin, of the Keystone Fire Company 2 step-grandchildren and 14
Karen Keeler, Bluffton, Ohio; J. Conway of New Hanover; his New Berlinville. of Boyertown, the Liberty Fire great-grandchildren.
one son, Gary Simmons, of mother and stepfather, Sherry L. There are also 18 grandchil- Company of New Berlinville In addition to his wife and
Akron, Pa;. (Readinger) Johnson and dren and 12 great-grandchil- and was a lifetime member of parents, he is predeceased by a
Also one brother; two sisters Jonathan L. Johnson, with dren. the Friendship Hook and Ladder son and three brothers.
and 10 grandchildren. whom he resided. Burial was in the church Fire Company of Boyertown. Friends and relatives may call
He was predeceased by a Also a brother, Joseph M. cemetery. Surviving is a son, Eric J. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
brother. Conway of New Hanover; and The Linwood W. Ott Funeral Allmendinger of Boyertown. evening at the Mann-Slonaker
Contributions may be made his grandparents, Joseph E. Home Inc., Boyertown, handled Also two brothers, Karl F. Funeral Home, 222 Washington
in his memory to the Hereford Richard D. Reese Conway of Upper Providence, the arrangements. Allmendinger of Gilbertsville Street, East Greenville and from
Mennonite Church Memorial Services will be Thursday for Pearl D. (Care) Karman of and George I. Allmendinger of 10 to 11 Saturday morning at the
Fund, P.O. Box 97, Bally, PA Richard D. “Dick” Reese, 79 of Birdsboro, and Ronald L Carol S. Geiger Douglassville; and his friend, church prior to the funeral serv-
19503. Shaner Street, Boyertown, who Readinger of Amity. Services were held for Carol Lorraine J. Kulp, with whom he ice.
Burial was in Hereford died August 15 in his home. Burial was in Limerick S. (Schlegel) Geiger, 71, of resided. He was predeceased by Funeral services will be held
Mennonite Cemetery of Bally. He was the husband of Garden of Memories in Schlegel Road, Bechtelsville, a brother. at 11 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran
The arrangements were han- Kathryn L. “Kitty” (Wiand) Limerick. who died August 14 in her Services will be at 2 p.m. Church, 222 Niantic Road,
dled by the Catagnus Funeral Reese. The arrangements were han- home. Thursday at the L. W. Ott Niantic, with the Rev. Paul E.
Home, Boyertown. Born in Boyertown, he was a dled by the Holcombe Funeral She was the wife of Wilmer Funeral Home, 111 N. Reading Bartlett officiating.
1942 graduate of the Boyertown Home Inc., Trappe. R. Geiger. Ave., Boyertown, with the Rev. Memorial contributions may
James J.Vain High School. Born in Colebrookdale, she Carl Wenzel officiating. be made in his memory to Christ
Services were held for James Reese worked as a truck driv- Donald J. Clemens was a 1951 graduate of the Calling hours will be held Lutheran Church. Interment will
J. Vain, 46, of Oley, who died er for the former Schmoyer’s Services will be Thursday for Boyertown Senior High School. from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral be in Christ Union Cemetery,
August 9 in ManorCare, Lumber and Hardware of Donald J. Clemens, 78, husband She worked for 26 years home. Niantic.
Pottstown. Boyertown. of Arabella E. preparing cafeteria food at the Burial will be in the Fairview
He was the husband of Jackie He was also employed by (Gottshalk) Clemens of Boyertown Junior High West Cemetery of Boyertown.
Bishop-Vain. West Motor Freight, the former Sanatoga, formerly of Center, and as a waitress at the
The arrangements were han- Mistee Lingerie and for the Gilbertsville, who died August Boyertown Inn from 1960 to
14 in the Sanatoga Center, 1973.
dled by the Cavanaugh Funeral
Home, Norwood, Delaware
Drug Plastics and Glass Co., all
of Boyertown, until retiring in
where he resided since 2003.
Clemens was a 1944 gradu-
She was the co-owner and
operator of Schlegel’s Grove for
Grim - Contributions for the Bank has established an education
Reese served in the Marines ate of the East Lampeter High 13 years, until 1995.
Grim family for Isaiah Grim, who is fund to benefit the children of Brian
Joseph R. Dougherty in the occupation of Japan dur- School. Schlegel was a member of St.
suffering from cancer, may be made and Diane Bealer. (Brian was killed
Services were held for Joseph ing World War II. He attended Franklin and John’s Evangelical Lutheran to “Isaiah Grim Financial in a construction/trench accident on
R. Dougherty, 57, of He was a member of the Marshall College and was a Church of Boyertown. Assistance Fund” and deposited at April 21.)
Gilbertsville, formerly of Good Shepherd United Church graduate of the University of In addition to her husband, any National Penn Bank branch Contributions should be made
Schwenksville, who died of Christ of Boyertown. Omaha. she is survived by three daugh- office or mailed to National Penn payable to: “Steven/Kate Bealer
August 10 in Phoenixville He was a member of the Clemens was employed for ters, Bonita F. (Geiger) Shahan Bank, c/o Betty Wolcott, Redner’s Fund” and mailed to Susquehanna
Hospital. Boyertown VFW, the 30 years by the Equitable Life of Warrington, Brenda K. Market, 116 County Line Road, Patriot Bank, Attn: Donna
He was the husband of Linda Boyertown Orioles F.O.O. No. Insurance Co., serving south- (Geiger) Maloney of South Boyertown, PA 19512. Steigerwalt, 46 West Main Street,
Norma (Saylor) Dougherty. 22, the P.O.S.A. Post No. 221 of eastern Pennsylvania, retiring in Carolina, and Diane C. (Geiger) Bealer - Susquehanna Patriot Fleetwood, PA 19522.
Born in Pottsville, he was a Limekiln and a lifetime member 1998. Caso of Boyertown; one son,
son of the late Robert E. and of the Friendship Hook and While working at the Eric W. Geiger, of Alfred,
Mary Elizabeth (Kovich)
Dougherty of Collegeville.
Ladder Fire Company of
Equitable Life Insurance Co. he
obtained a CLU.
Also two sisters, and nine Senior driving program
Dougherty was a 1964 gradu- Reese was an umpire for the He retired in 1970 after 24 grandchildren. The Boyertown Area Senior tion of this course, automobile
ate of Bishop Kenrick High Boyertown Slow-Pitch League years in the Airforce, with the She was predeceased by a Center and AARP will be sponsor- insurance companies will give a dis-
School in Norristown. in the 1970s and he played soft- rank of lieutenant colonel and brother and a sister. ing a “55 Alive Driving Program” at count on insurance. Please register
He worked as a technical ball for the Travelers and was a served in World War II, the Contributions, in lieu of flow- the center on Thursday, Sept. 16, in person at the Boyertown Area
service chemist for American coach for the Boyertown Babe Korean War and the Vietnam ers, may be made in her memo- and Friday, Sept. 17, from 1:30 p.m. Senior Center. For more informa-
War. ry to the St. John’s Evangelical to 5:30 p.m. With proof of comple- tion, call 610-367-2313.
Inks and Coatings Corp., in Ruth teams in the 1960s.
Valley Forge, for 30 years. In addition to his wife, he is Clemens was a pilot of
He was a coach for the survived by two daughters, Korean War fighter jets F84 and
Schwenksville Junior Legion, Vicki (Reese) Hilbert, F100, and bombers B47 and
Religion, from page 18. Friday, Aug 27 - T.G.I.F. On Sunday, Aug. 22, the Adult
the Lower Perk Little League, Bechtelsville and Sharon B52 and he flew O1s and O2 as
Campfire at Calvary Church Sunday School Class will meet at
and the coach and member of (Reese) Yacovelli of a forward air controller during Shanley, a past recipient of Jess’ begins at 8:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. and will be lead by
the equipment crew for the Douglassville. the Vietnam War. He was Sunshine Fund, who passed away Sunady, Aug. 29 - Thirteenth Harry Mohr.
Lower Perk Longhorns football Also four sisters, Mary awarded numerous medals July of 2003 from cancer at age Sunday after Pentecost - 9:15 a.m. The Worship service will
team. Bechtel, Boyertown, Ruth Endy, throughout his military career. 23. Worship - Outdoors in Calvary begin at 9:30 a.m. The Praise
Dougherty was a life member Reading, Jane Burfete, He was a member of Trinity Pastor Dave Lewis and Lindsey Pavilion. 9:15 a.m. Summer Band will begin the service with
of the Collegeville Fire Boyertown, Helen Balmer of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lewis will report on their recent Sunday School. a time of Praise and Worship.
Company and a life member and Boyertown and two grandchil- Bechtelsville. mission trip to Guatemala at the 6 With so much emphasis on the Brian Shorley will provide special
past president of the dren. Clemens was a past president p.m. Saturday Night Praise and at end of the week being a time to music, and Pastor Matt Heckman
of the Pottstown Aircraft and the 8, 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday party, Calvary members and will deliver the message "Run
Schwenksville Fire Company; a He was predeceased by his
Pilots Association. morning services. friends pause on a Friday evening With Perseverance" Child Care
member of the Keystone State first wife, Reda (Howard) near the end of summer for quiet will be provided.
Chapter of the Pontiac-Oakland Reese. In addition to his wife of 54 Calvary United Church of conversation and campfire food On Tuesday, Aug. 24, the
Club; a member of the Pike Contributions, in lieu of flow- years, he is survived by a daugh- Christ around the fire. This year, T.G.I.F. Youth Fellowship will be meeting
Township Sportsman’s ers, may be made in his memo- ter, Donna J. Clemens of 1231 Route 100 is on Friday evening, Aug. 27, at the church at 5 p.m. to travel to
Association; and a member, ry to the American Cancer Waynesboro, Tenn. Barto beginning around 8:30 p.m. the Home of Cathy and Mick
past activities director and road Society/Berks County Chapter, Also a brother and four Sunday, Aug. 22 - Twelfth Visitors are welcome. Hilling for a night of Food and
captain of the Valley Forge 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading, PA grandchildren. Sunday after Pentecost, “Service Togetherness.
Harley Owner’s Group. 19605. He was predeceased by a son of Lessons and Hymns.” 9:15 Saint Andrew United The church office is open
In addition to his mother and Calling hours will be held in 1990. a.m. worship and 9:15 a.m. Methodist Church Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to
Relatives and friends will be Summer Sunday School. 611 Swamp Creek Road noon. For more information,
his wife of 39 years, he is sur- from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday
received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 - Miller- New Berlinville please call 610-367-7043.
vived by a son, Erik Norman at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Keystone Blood Drive at Bally
Dougherty, Gilbertsville. Home, Boyertown. Thursday and from 9:30 to 10 Mennonite Church from 3 to 8
Also two grandchildren, and Funeral services will be held a.m. Friday at the Houck and p.m. Walk-ins are welcome!
a brother. at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Gofus Funeral Home, 955 N. Youth - Chillin’ Pool Party from 7
Contributions may be made funeral home with the Rev. Charlotte St., Pottstown. to 10 p.m.
to the Valley Forge Harley William E. Harner Jr. officiat- Services will be held at 10 Wednesday, Aug. 25 -
Owner’s Group-Happiness of ing. a.m. Friday at the funeral home, Christian Education Commission
Giving, c/o Montgomery Burial will be in the Fairview with the Rev. Eugene C. Zasier Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
County Harley-Davidson Inc., Cemetery of Boyertown. officiating.
1217 S. Trooper Road, Entombment will be in
Norristown, PA 19403.
Burial was in Limerick
Helen M. Reppert
A graveside service was held
Garden of Memories. for Helen M. Reppert, 90, of Funeral Home Inc.
The arrangements were han- Walnut Woods, Boyertown, who Albert R. Moser
dled by the R. L. Williams Jr. died August 15 in the Pottstown A Mass of Christian Burial
Funeral Home, Skippack. Memorial Medical Center. was celebrated for Albert R.
Born in Colebrookdale, she Moser, 77, Bally who died
Annie H. Moyer
Graveside services were held
for Annie H. Moyer, 71, of Oley,
who died August 11 in Reading
worked as a laborer for the for-
mer Boyertown Packaging Co.
Reppert was a member of St.
John’s Evangelical Lutheran
August 15 in Pennsburg Manor,
He was the husband of Ethel
Mae (Freed) Moser.
Linwood W. Ott
Funeral Home, Inc.
Hospital. Church of Boyertown. Born in Allentown, Moser
124 W. Philadelphia Ave. Terry L. Starr, Supervisor William F. Strock, Jr., Manager
Boyertown, PA 19512
Inserts (610) 367-2271
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