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December 12, 2015

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March 05, 2015

            Myrlyn (Moyer) Ferketich, 92, of Green Lane, entered into eternal peace

on Sunday, March 1, 2015.  Myrlyn was born on August 12, 1922 to the late Wilson M. and Stella B. Moyer of Green Lane.  She attended the Sumneytown School House and later worked in the Sumneytown Pants Factory.  After raising five children, she worked as an aide at the Green Lane School office.

            Myrlyn was a kind and gentle soul with her loving smile and generous heart.  She would be seen walking everywhere enjoying the area.  She was also a life-long member of Frieden's U.C.C. in Sumneytown.

            She was predeceased by ...

March 04, 2015

             Bernard B. Beard (Barney) 87 of Palm, PA passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015.  He was born in Red Hill, PA April 7, 1927 to the late Wm Beard and Mabel Beard (Erb).  He grew up with four siblings, Ethel, Vince, Fern and Galen.

            Bernard attended Red Hill Junior High School and graduated East Greenville High School in 1945.  E. Grace Custer and Bernard were married in 1947 at the Palm Schwenkfelder Church which lasted for 67 years.  He was employed as ...

March 02, 2015

            Richard (Dick) Donald Hartsel, Sr. 88, of Port Orange, FL, formerly of 

Pennsburg PA, Denver CO, and Toledo OH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 19.

            Dick was the widower of Amy G. Hartsel (Gora). The father of Rita, wife of John O'Brien, Cathy, wife of Jason Pratt, Judy, wife of John Parker, Amy, wife of Don Devine, and Richard husband of Jo Marie. Stepfather of Franca, wife of Phil Champine and Brenda, the wife of John Durliat. Grandfather of 13 and Great Grandfather of 17. Brother of Shirley Marrows.

            Dick served his ...

March 02, 2015

            William C. Rothrock, Sr., 74, husband of the late Mildred C. (Benner) Rothrock and Linda J. (Renn) Rothrock, of Hereford, died Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospice.

            Born in Zionsville, he was a son of the late Earl and Anna Mae (Kurtz) Rothrock.

            Survivors: Sons, William C. Rothrock, Jr., Hereford; Russell (Tina) Rothrock, Alburtis; 4 step-children; siblings, Robert (Edith) Rothrock, Macungie; Anna Mae "Pat" (Robert) Gamler, Trexlertown; grandchildren and ...

March 02, 2015

      Raymond Hank, 80, husband of Patricia A. (Peart) Hank, of Pennsburg, passed

away on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Chestnut Knoll in Boyertown.

      Born in Upper Hanover Township, he was a son of the late Raymond and Florence (Kulp) Hank.

      He was an upholsterer for 18 years at Knoll Inc. and the owner and operator of the Penn Cup since 1973, for 25 years, retiring in 1998.

      Raymond was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Pennsburg. He enjoyed walking, fishing, hunting, making cheese steaks and ...

March 02, 2015

            Marjorie R. (DeMas) Godshall Keller, 72, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Pennsburg, died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. 

            Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late James Michael and Ruth May DeMas.

            She was a cook at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7447 in Rehoboth Beach. She also previously worked at Cook Specialty Co. in Green Lane.

            Surviving are two ...

March 02, 2015

            Kraig Allen Kress, 56, of Newman Road, Pennsburg, passed away February 28, 2015 at home.  He was the beloved husband of Carol (Ezrow) Kress.  They celebrated 29 years of marriage last October.  

            Born in Allentown, he was a son of Viola (Neumann) Kress, of Allentown; and the late Hubert Kress.  He served his country honorably in the Marine Corp. Kraig was employed in the Maintenance Dept. of J.B.S. Meat Packing (formerly known as ...

March 02, 2015

           Clyde J. Ackerman Jr., 80, of Red Hill, passed away on February 28, 2015.

He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Hillegass) Ackerman. They celebrated 61 years of marriage last October.

             Born in East Greenville, he was a son of the late Clyde and Elsie (Deischer) Ackerman. He was a graduate of East Greenville High School. He served his country honorably in the US Air Force. During his service he served in Morocco and later as an Air-Policeman in the Pentagon.

             Clyde spent his career at Ameteck US Guage in Sellersville rising to the position of General Manager. After his retirement, he enjoyed driving a van for Norman Hunsberger Bus Company in East Greenville. He was a member of New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ in ...

March 02, 2015

            Beatrice "Bea" (Bryde Bishop) Damiani, 76, of Woxall, PA died March 1, 2015 at her residence.

            She was the wife of Pete Damiani.

            Arrangements are by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, PA  18964. Visit to send online condolences.

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February 28, 2015

            Joseph R. Cassarella, 77, of Perkiomenville, passed away February 26, 

2015.  He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Puhak) Cassarella.  They were married 54 years in July.

            Born in Hazleton, he was a son of the late Joseph & Anna (Corby) Cassarella.  Joseph was a graduate of Kings College, where he was a past president of the Chemistry Club.  He was employed at Cabot Corporation from 1961-2002, where he was the Quality Control Manager. 

            Joseph was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Pennsburg.  He was a past Grand Knight of the Father Letterhouse Council of the Knights of Columbus and the comptroller of the Archbishop Sheen Assembly, Stowe.  He was a member of the ...

February 27, 2015

            Samuel S. Morgan Jr., 72, of Barto and formerly of Hereford, passed away

peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 24, 2015.  He was the beloved husband of Rosalie (Seip) Morgan.  They celebrated 40 years of marriage this past September.

            Born in Red Hill, he was a son of the late Samuel S. and Gladys (Alexander) Morgan Sr.

            In high school, he was a member of the Future Farmers of America.  He began his career as an auctioneer in his senior year of high school when he worked on Mondays at the Perkiomenville Sale where he was an ...

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