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December 12, 2015

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October 08, 2015

            Ruth M. Beswick, 97, of Quakertown formerly of Upper Perkiomen Valley died October 7, 2015 in LifeQuest Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Robert S. Beswick.  Born in Marticville, Pa she was the daughter of the late Clyde & Bertha (Hess) Hart.

            She attended Lighthouse Christian Fellowship in Pennsburg.

            She is survived by her three children Clyde A. of Los Angeles, CA., Joy E. Pocius (Warren) of Zionsville, and Maris Robert (Cheryl) of Longmont, CO. Five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Jay W.

            Memorial Services will be held on Monday, October 12, 2015. The C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. ( Quakertown was in charge of the arrangements.

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October 08, 2015

            Ruth Willett of Ephrata passed away on October 6, 2015, after a long illness.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth Finlin of Audubon, NJ.
            She is survived by her husband David Thomas of Ephrata; son, Daniel Thomas companion of Shannyn Zell of Durham, NC; daughter, Joanne Marie (Willett), wife of Simon L. Gray of Lititz; 2 granddaughters, Bonnie M. Gray of Ephrata and Michelle E. Gray of Lititz; brother, Thomas Finlin, of Hollywood, FL. Additional special survivors are grand-dogs Stormy, Tanner, and Cain.
            Ruth is a graduate of Haddonfield (NJ) Memorial High School. While living in New Jersey she was employed by Campbell Soup Corp. and the Pennsylvania Railroad. After moving to ...

October 08, 2015

            Harry B. Vasey, 93, of Quakertown, formerly of Pennsburg, died Wed., Oct 6 at Belle Haven Nursing Home.  He was the husband of the late Ruth G. Vasey.  Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Harry & Emma (Kavanaugh) Vasey. 

            He worked for 40 years for the former Synthane-Taylor Co., Oaks before retiring.  During WW II Harry did 1 W service working making bandages and in a hospital.  He was a member of Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church, Quakertown.

            He is survived by children, Joan Esposito (Nick), John (Fern), Daniel Kathleen), Patricia Landes-Dunbar, Sharon Phillips (Rodney) & Tim (Diane); 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; and ...

October 06, 2015

            Jane E. Fryer, age 95, of East Greenville, PA, died September 27, 2015. She was a widow of the late Arthur W. Fryer. Born in Shillington she was a daughter of the late James and Ethel (Boyer) Devine. She worked in the produce section at B & H Market.

            She is survived by her 3 children, 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 11 great, great grandchildren.

            Services will be held privately.

            Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society; 3020 Finland Rd., Pennsburg, PA 18073. To offer online condolences, visit her "Book of Memories" at 

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October 05, 2015

            Arnold Latshaw, Jr, 74, husband of Sandy L. (Townsend) Latshaw, of

Quakertown, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Grand View Hospital. Born in Spring City, he was the son of the late Arnold and Viola (Bateman) Latshaw. 
            Arnold worked as a mechanic for Visteon in Lansdale for 29 years before retiring in 2006 and was a member of UAW Local 1695.
            He was a member of the Betterment Club and North Penn Gun Club, both in Trumbauersville and also enjoyed fishing, tennis and golf.  He loved his dog Rocky and spending time with his grandchildren.
            Surviving in addition to his wife of 28 years are three children, Sherry Christman of ...

October 05, 2015

            Michael D. Benfield, Jr., 35, of East Greenville, passed away on Sunday, 

October 4, 2015 at home.   Born in Allentown, he was the son of Barbara (Weller) and Michael D. Benfield, Sr. of East Greenville.

            Michael enjoyed working with his hands and Masonry.
He was a member of Red Hill VFW #5954 and the East Greenville Fire Co.
Michael was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer, where he would play at Macoby Run Golf Course. He enjoyed watching the history and golf channel and being with his friends and family.

            Surviving in addition to his parents are ...

October 05, 2015

          Paulette F. Shankweiler, 67, of Zionsville, passed away Saturday in Lehigh

Valley Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, friends and Pastor.  She was the wife of William L. Shankweiler.  They were married 47 years in May. 

            Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Arlene V. (Schafer) Scheirer of Zionsville and the late Paul L. Scheirer.  She worked at Countryside Drive In, Lehigh Valley Dairy, Air Products, Dutch Treat Drive In, and lastly for Allegiance Home Health Care.  

            Paulette was a faithful lifetime member Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, where she ...

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