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December 31, 2017

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February 16, 2017

            Clarence "Swappy" DeLong, 86, of Pennsburg, passed on February 14, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born in East Greenville, PA on March 31, 1930 to Lola (Drumm) and Wilferd DeLong.

            He and his wife Marlene (Moll) DeLong celebrated 60 years of marriage on January 19, 2017. He was a 1948 graduate of Pennsburg High School. He served honorably in the US Army (1952-1954) during the Korean War. He worked at Pennsburg Clothing Co. and Stroh's Brewery, retiring in 1995.

            Swappy was an avid gardener, often sharing fruits and vegetables with family and friends. In his retirement years, he enjoyed restoring old steamer trunks for resale and spending his Mondays at the Perkiomenville Auction. 

            He is survived by his wife, children: Denise (Andy) Natalie of ...



February 14, 2017

            Babette "Betty" Kulp, 88, of East Greenville, passed away suddenly on February 13, 2017. She was the beloved wife of Wilmer Kulp.

            They celebrated 68 years of marriage last July. Born in Munich, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Otto and Margarete (Hesse) Stettner. She worked as a seamstress the former Red Hill Apparel for 37 years before retiring in 1985. She was a member of New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ.

            She is survived by her husband and nieces and nephews.

            A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday at the Falk Funeral Home, 163 Main St., Pennsburg, where all are invited to a viewing from 10 – 11 AM.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to ...



February 14, 2017

            Mitchell Wilson King, 28, of Pennsburg, passed away February 11,

2017. He was the son of Dana and Jane (Westwood) King.

            Mitchell was born in Sellersville, was a graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School and earned his A+ and Network computer certifications from Delaware Valley College. He did industrial bodywork and paint for R&B Truck and Equipment Services in Colmar.

            Mitchell enjoyed his family, anything mechanical, and was brilliant at gaining knowledge and applying it in various ways. He loved computers, cars, industrial painting, vapes, and cooking up complex experiments in the garage. After a long struggle with depression and addiction, he is now at peace with the Lord.

            Surviving with his parents, are ...



February 13, 2017

            J. Barton Rader, age 73 of Millsboro, DE, passed away on Tuesday,

February 07, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, DE. He was born Wednesday, March 10, 1943 in Pottstown, PA, son of the late J. Earl and Grace (Smoll) Rader.

            Mr. Rader is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Regina; his children: Todd (Megan), Victoria, Donald (Carrie), Kimberly (Robert), and Stephani (David); his sister Janet Zylinski and her husband Bob; and 13 grandchildren.

            Mr. Rader made a career as an English teacher at Northeast High School in Pasadena, Maryland. He invested time not only in his students' academics, but served as a football and wrestling coach as well. Mr. Rader resided in Stevensville until relocating to ...



February 13, 2017

            William T. Pfeifer, 69, of Palm, passed away peacefully on

February 12, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Balzer) Pfeifer.

            He served his country honorably in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was an auto mechanic for Lafferty Chevrolet in Warminster, and then a maintenance man for Center Square Towers in Doylestown.

            Survivors: Siblings: Joseph of Virginia, James of Warrington, Susan, wife of Alvin Traupman with whom he resided, Bernadette, wife of Charles Perrucci of Perkasie, and Ann Pfeifer of Red Hill.

            Services: Funeral Mass, Friday, February 17 at ...



February 13, 2017

            Frances Viola (Ritter) Lachman, 101, widow of Roger Lachman, of East Greenville, passed away, Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Slate Belt Health Center in Bangor, PA.

            Born in Allentown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Daniel P. and Ella (Voortman) Ritter.

            After graduating from Bethlehem Business College, she was employed at Garnet Chemical Corporation as an office manager for 50 years until her retirement in 1991 at the age of 76.

            She was a lifelong member of New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ in East Greenville and a member of the ...



February 13, 2017

            Pamla O. (Price) Hudelson, age 91, went home to be with the Lord on February 9, 2017.  She was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on November 9, 1925 to Loretta E. (O'Neill) and Walter E. Price. 

            She attended primary school in New York state and graduation from Berwick High School in 1944.  She was married to the late Arthur R. Hudelson November 10, 1944.  They resided in the Green Lane area for many years.   

            A devoted wife and mother, her main goal as an adult was to provide a loving home for her family.  She was a talented seamstress and took pride in making her own wedding gown.  As an avid reader, she passed the love of reading and learning unto her children.  She loved people and served others wherever she ...



February 13, 2017

            Ruth Florence (Ede) Garis, 87, of Pennsburg, PA; formerly of

Souderton passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Pennsburg Manor.

            She was the loving wife of the late Robert Hummel Garis for 69 years. Ruth was born in Westbury, New York to the late James E. Ede and the late Gertrude (Hussey) Ede.

            She was a former supervisor for Aquarium Pharmaceuticals in Chalfont, PA for many years. Ruth was an active resident at Valley Vista Apartments in Souderton. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

            Ruth was an avid reader who enjoyed cooking and ...



February 13, 2017

            Alice M. (Platt) Kershner, 91, widow of Wilmer Z. Kershner, formerly of East Greenville, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 in Millerstown, PA where she lived with her daughter, Kathrine.

            Born in Spring City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Eva (Shaner) Platt.

            Alice was a Presser for the former Shaner Knitting Mill for 12 years and then an Egg Handler for Cleaver Egg in Palm for 18 years.

            She was a member of Calvary United Church of Christ in Barto, PA.

            She is survived by her children, Sheldon W. Endy and ...



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