Miscellaneous Berks County, Pennsylvania Obituaries
2003

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JOSHUA DALE GRIM

  Funeral services were held for Joshua Dale Grim, 65, who died July 22 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Naomi R. (Reichert) Grim.

  Born in Breinigsville, he was a son of Althea A. A. (Miller) Grim of Breinigsville and the late Joshua M. Grim.

  Grim, his wife and son, owned and operated Grimís Greenhouse and Farm Market, Inc. in Breinigsville since 1989. Previously, he was a supervisor and roadmaster for Upper Macungie Township from 1986 to 1995.  He was a farmer on the family farm in Breinigsville for many years. He was also a salesman for the former Hoffman Seeds in Landisville, Lancaster County. He was also an independent contractor working for Semmel Excavating and the former Charles Hoch Contracting Company in Allentown.

  He was a member of St. Paulís United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.

  A life member, former assistant fire chief, Pennsylvania State certified vehicle rescue technician and treasurer of The Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown. He was also a life member of the Fogelsville Fire Company.

  He was a livestock superintendent for both the Schnecksville and Allentown Fairs; a former Lehigh County 4-H sheep club leader; a member of the Vegetable Growers Association in Harrisburg.

  He was a past president of the Parkland High School chapter of Future Farmers of America.

  Among his survivors are his wife, of 42 years, his mother, a son, Joshua F. and daughter, Ruth N. all of Breinigsville.

  Also, three brothers and two sisters.

  Contributions may be made to the Hershey Medical Transplant Group or St. Paulís United Church of Christ, both in c/o Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville, PA 18031.

  Interment was in St. Paulís Cemetery, Trexlertown.

  The arrangements were handled by the Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

 

LENA E. WELLER

  Private funeral services were held for Lena E. (Schock) Weller, 84, wife of Henry H. Weller, of West Philadelphia Avenue in Colebrookdale, who died July 23 in her home.

  She was born in Morysville and was a homemaker.

  Weller was a member of the Pike Township Sportsmanís Association in Pikeville.

  Surviving are two daughters, Shirley M. Wills of Coconut Creek, Fla., and Melanie A. Weller of Boyertown; three sons, Elwood L. Weller of Boyertown, Barry B. Weller of Barto and Ronald R. Weller of Boyertown.

  Also, one sister, Margaret V. Schock of Birdsboro; two brothers, Roland Schock and Lindy Schock, both of Boyertown; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

  She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.

  The arrangements were handled by the Morrell Funeral Home of Boyertown.

 

MARIE ELMIRA NABOZNY

  Services were held for Marie Elmira (Strunk) Nabozny, 75, of Warren Street, Pottstown, who died July 24 in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

  Born in Barto, she worked at the former Clover Leaf Restaurant in Pottstown and the former Philco Electronics in Spring City.

  She also worked for Mrs. Smithís Pies in the foil division and the former New York Store in Pottstown.

  She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Pottstown.

  Surviving are two daughters, Norma Jean Dunn of Joppa, Md., and Donna Romig of Pottstown; a son, Donald Woodley Jr. of Pottstown; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

  Contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 660 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464.

  Burial was in Highland Memorial Park in Pottstown.

  The arrangements were handled by the Houck and Gofus Funeral Home, Pottstown.

 

ROBERT L. WILLIAMS

  A funeral Mass was celebrated for Robert L. Williams, 87, husband of Evelyn (Lang) Binder Williams, of Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville, who died July 23 in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

  Born in Carbondale, he worked as a foreman for Bethlehem Steel Corp., formerly of Pottstown, for 40 years, retiring in 1976.

  Williams was a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Pottstown.

  He was a third degree member of Father Bally Council No. 1192 Knights of Columbus of Stowe; a member and past president of the Fourth Degree Civic Club of Father Tomko General Assembly, Stowe Chapter of Knights of Columbus of Bridgeport. He was a member and past president of the Eagles Association in Pottstown and a life member of the Gilbertsville Fire Co.

  Surviving are a stepson, Ronnie Lee Binder of Gilbertsville; a half brother, two sisters and a half sister.

  He was predeceased by his first wife, Marie (Lang) Williams.

  Contributions may be made to St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 214 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA 19464.

   Burial was in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, in Lower Pottsgrove.

 

ABIGAIL F. SHANLEY

  Services were held for Abigail F. Shanley, 23, of South Reading Avenue, Boyertown, who died July 24 in St. Vincent Medical Center, New York City.

  Born in Reading, she was a daughter of K. Randall Shanley, Pottstown, and Monica J. (Sterner) Shanley, Boyertown.

  Shanley had been employed for three years as a transfer administrator by S.E.I. Investment Co., Oaks, Montgomery County.

  She was a member of New Hanover United Methodist Church, Gilbertsville, where she served as youth leader.

  Shanley was a 1998 graduate of Boyertown High School and was attending Bloomsburg University, Columbia County.

  She served as a spokesperson for Miracle House in New York City.

  Shanley is also survived by a brother, Stephen M., and a sister, Joanna B., both of Boyertown.

  Other survivors include her maternal grandparents, George H. and Kathryn Sterner, Bechtelsville, and her paternal grandmother, Margaret J. Shanley, Gilbertsville.

  Contributions may be made in her memory to Miracle House, 80 Eighth Avenue, Suite 709, New York, NY 10011 or the Abby Shanley relief fund care of National Penn Bank, Philadelphia & Reading Avenues, Boyertown.

  Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in Christ Union Cemetery, Niantic.

  The Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home, 359 King Street, Pottstown, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

JOSEPHINE ABRAMCZYK

  A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday for Josephine M. (Lyszkiewicz) Abramczyk, 75, of Lilac Place, Royersford, formerly of Bechtelsville, who died July 28 in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

  She was the widow of Stanley V. Abramczyk.

  Born in Philadelphia, she was a homemaker.

  Surviving are two sons, Timothy S. Abramczyk of Boyertown and Christopher J. Abramczyk of Perkiomenville; and four grandchildren.

  Contributions may be made to St. Columbkill Church.

  A viewing will be Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Linwood Ott Funeral Home 111 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown.

  Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Columbkill Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown, PA 19512 with the Rev. Robert C. Quinn officiating.

  Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Darby, Delaware County.

 

RICHARD BORTZ

  Services will be Thursday for Richard L. Bortz, 73, of Toll House Road, Oley, who died July 27 in his home. He was the husband of Betty F. (Reinert) Bortz.

  Born in Reading, he retired as a brick layer for the former Stanely G. Flagg Co. in Stowe.

  He was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Oley.

 Bortz was a member of the Pike Township Sportsmenís Association and the Earl Township Fire Company.

  He is survived by three sons, Robert A. Bortz and Ronald G. Bortz, both of Oley, and Ricky L. Bortz of Douglassville; three daughters, Carol A. Ludwig of Douglassville, Kathy L. Sheetz of Mesquite, Nev., and Betsy L. Bartman of Oley.

  Also four brothers; three sisters; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by two brothers.

  Donations may be made to St. Paulís Lutheran Church, 342 Lobachsville Road, Oley, PA 19547.

  Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the Christ & Catagnus Funeral Home, 423 Main St., Oley.

  Services will be at 11 a.m. with Pastor Charles Adami Jr. officiating.

  Burial will be private.


 
 

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