Elizabeth Ann (Kelly) Woitas

Elizabeth Ann (Kelly) Woitas, 90 of Elverson, PA, died on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at home.

Born July 19, 1929 in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late John David Kelly and the late Florence (Dillon) Kelly. She was the wife of Rudolf Wilhelm Woitas.

She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.

Elizabeth enjoyed playing cards, crocheting and cooking.

Surviving along with her husband is 1 son, Karl R. Woitas, husband of Keely of Elizabethtown, PA, 4 daughters, Kathryn Urie, wife of Don of Ft. Myers, FL, Elizabeth Ferguson, widow of Jack of Glen Mills, PA, Christine Kiely, wife of John of Elverson, PA, Susanne Girard, wife of Robert of Pottstown, PA, 20 Grandchildren, 26 Great Grandchildren,
2 Great great grandchildren

Elizabeth was predeceased by 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and 2 sons: Paul G. & Mark F.

A Memorial service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Brick Lane Community Church, 52 Brick Lane, Elverson, PA 19520. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Ebenezer Bible Chapel Cemetery, Warwick Twp, Chester Co., PA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170 Bethlehem, PA 18017 or a hospice of your choice.

The family invites you to a luncheon following the service at the church.

Richard Edward Snyder

Richard Edward Snyder, 92 of Birdsboro, PA, met his Saviour face to face on January 15, 2020, at the Southeastern Veterans Center in Spring City, PA.

Born April 30, 1927, in Pottstown, PA, he was the son of the late Mahlon D. Snyder and Mary Mildred (Snyder) Snyder. He was the widower of Geraldine Betty (Webb) Snyder, who passed away November 28, 2015.

He was a supervisor for the former Conestoga Telephone & Telegraph Co., Birdsboro, where he had been employed for 40 plus years and retired in June of 1990.

He was a long time member of Exeter Bible Church. One of his favorite things to do was to drive the bus for the church youth and school activities as well as playing trumpet in the church orchestra.

He was a Navy Veteran of World War II. After serving in the Aleutians to fulfill his service to his country, he returned to complete his coursework and graduated in 1947 from Birdsboro High School.

Richard loved music and enjoyed playing the trumpet from his youth. He gave regular concerts, singing and playing his trumpet at nursing homes in the area. He played for the American Legion during Memorial Day services at several cemeteries over the years, as well as played for Easter sunrise services at local churches. In his younger days, he sang at churches in the area with his sweetheart.

Most importantly he showed his children and grandchildren his love. He is survived by his son, Dudley E. husband of Doris (Orman) Snyder, daughter, Betsy A. wife of Doug Johnson, and three grandchildren, Melissa, Marlee and Marc all of Birdsboro.

He was predeceased by brothers, G. Dudley Snyder and Daniel E. Snyder.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 20, 2020, at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Birdsboro Cemetery, Birdsboro, PA.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Elmer R. Shirey

Elmer R. Shirey, 91 of Birdsboro, PA passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing. Born in Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA, he was the son of the late Walter W. and the late Kathyrn E. (Rickert) Shirey. He was the loving husband of Nancy A. (Spencer) Shirey.

Elmer worked his entire life and was employed by the former Birdsboro Corp. for many years. He also worked for Happel Lumber and Supply, and was in lawn maintenance for the Daniel Boone School District. He was an Assistant Fire Chief for the former Friendship Fire Co. #1 of Birdsboro in the late 60s to early 70s and was a life member of the Birdsboro American Legion Post 626.

Surviving Elmer, along with his wife, Nancy, are 1 son: Jeffrey A. Shirey, husband of Beverly Miller of Huntingtown, MD ; 1 daughter: Jody L. Rhoads, wife of Michael of Birdsboro, PA; 3 grandchildren: Jennifer Blevins, Ian Jones, Christopher Shirey; and 3 great grandchildren: Darren Krall, Wesley Blevins and Taylor Blevins.

Elmer was predeceased by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508 on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 11:00AM. A visitation will be held from 10:00AM-11:00AM at the funeral home on Tuesday before the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Birdsboro Union Fire Dept. 214 W. 1st Street Birdsboro, PA 19508 or Birdsboro American Legion Post 626, 445 E. Main Street Birdsboro, PA 19508

Richard F. Spatz, II

 Richard F. Spatz, II, 38 of Birdsboro, PA passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020, in his residence. Born in Pottstown, PA, he was the son of the late Richard F. Spatz and Connie (Dudley) Griffith. He was the husband of Michele L. (Fry) Spatz.

Richard was employed as a tri-axle driver for OZ Properties in Birdsboro, PA. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on trucks.

Surviving Richard, along with his wife, Michele, are 2 sons: Elijah and Ethan Spatz; 3 daughters: Makayla, Briana, and Ariana Spatz; 2 sisters: Lynne Spatz and Shannon Eckenrode; in-laws: Gary and Sue Fry, and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508, to alleviate funeral expenses.

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Robert Peter Arantowicz

Robert Peter Arantowicz, 83 of Narvon, PA formerly of Elverson, PA died on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center in Narvon, PA

Born February 15, 1936 in Shenandoah, PA, he was the son of the late Norbert Arantowicz and Theresa (Slavinsky) Arant. He was the husband of Alice Ida (Rademacher) Arantowicz.

He was employed as a mechanic for 37 years by Trans World Airlines.

He was a Army Veteran of the Korea Conflict.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception BVMRCC., Douglassville, PA, 3rd degree Knights of Columbus and Chestnut Hill Archery Club, Morgantown, PA

Surviving are sons, Eugene R. husband of Kimberly Arantowicz of Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA and Gerard R. Arantowicz of Baldwin City, KS, daughters, Julie A. wife of Joseph Straka of Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA, Mary B. wife of Vincent Morris of Brecknock Twp., Berks Co., PA and Stephanie M. wife of Alex Kurylak of Nazareth, PA and; 9 grandchildren; 1 great grandson.

He was predeceased by son, Francis Otto Arantowicz and one grandson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January, 8, 2020 at Immaculate Conception BVMRCC, 905 Chestnut Street Douglassville (Union Twp), PA with the Rev. Msgr. John B. McCann officiating. The visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the church.

Interment will be in Immaculate Conception R. C. Cemetery, Douglassville, PA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Immaculate Conception RC Church, 905 Chestnut St., Douglassville, PA 19518 or Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, 2499 Zerbe Road, Narvon, PA 17555.

Barbara Ann (Loomis) Quinter

Barbara Ann (Loomis) Quinter, 69 of Elverson, Chester Co., PA passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, in the comfort of her home. Born in Pottstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward A. and the late Betty (Kessler) Loomis. She was the wife of Francis H. Quinter of Elverson, PA.

Barbara was a school teacher for Reading High School. She loved shopping, sewing, gardening, and cooking. She was a member of PSEA and she was an animal lover.

Surviving Barbara, along with her husband Francis, are: 1 son: Jesse Quinter of Elverson, PA; 1 daughter: Katie Quinter, wife of Tim Smerecky of Pittsburgh, PA; and 1 brother: Edward Loomis of Ohio.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro, PA 19508 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00pm. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170 Bethlehem, PA  18017.

Karen Ann Tirado

Karen Ann Tirado, 55 of Exeter Twp. Berks Co., PA passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019, at St. Francis Home in Cumru Twp. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Lawrence O. Davis of Lower Gwynedd, PA and the late Janet A. (Rintz) Davis.

Karen worked as a Registered Nurse for the Reading Hospital and Pottstown Hospital for many years. What she loved most was spending time with her family.

Surviving Karen are, son: Timothy M. Tirado of Exeter Twp., PA; 2 sisters: Lynn Davis of Plymouth Meeting, PA and Kathy Berry of West Norriton, PA; and closest  friend Steve Tirado of Reading, PA.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro, PA 19508 on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 2:00pm. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family

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Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. Birdsboro, PA is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Richard Goudie

Kenneth Richard Goudie, 71 of Douglassville, PA passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019, at Phoenixville Hospital. Born May 7, 1948 in Bryn Mawr, PA, he was the son of the late Richard Warren Goudie and Doris Mae (Kromer) Goudie. He was the husband of Jodie Anne (Egolf) Goudie.

He was employed as a Senior Project Manager in Pharmaceutical Validation for SNC-Lavalin, Exton, PA. Ken was a graduate of Elizabethtown College and earned an MBA from Lehigh University. He enjoyed his guitar, fishing, going to the beach, family activities, sports, birdwatching and spending time with his grandchildren. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene, Birdsboro, PA.

Surviving along with his wife, Jodie, are 3 sons, Nathan husband of Zabrina Goudie of Douglassville, PA, Seth husband of Kristen Goudie of Bowmansville, PA and Jesse husband of Tiffani Goudie of Exeter Twp., PA; 1 daughter, Rachel wife of Dennis Gerhart of Exeter Twp. , PA, brother, James  Goudie of Mount Joy, PA; 7 grandchildren, Erin & Evan Goudie, Ella, Casey, and Aidan Gerhart, Delia & Ty Goudie.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Coventry Church of the Brethren, 946 Keen Rd, Pottstown, PA on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 11:30AM. There will be a visitation on Friday, from 10:00AM- 11:15AM at the church, before the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of Pottstown, 137 King St, Pottstown, PA 19464 or Mercy Ships, https://donate.mercyships.org/.

Darlie Yvonne (Fancher) Ulrich

Darlie Yvonne (Fancher) Ulrich, 90 of Gibraltar, PA, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019, in the home of her loving daughter, Patty Barker and her son-in-law, Joe Barker, where she resided for 15 years. Born in Sun, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ibra S. Fancher, Sr. and the late Hazel R. (Shunk) Fancher. She was the widow of Lloyd G. Ulrich, Sr.

Darlie attended Birdsboro High School. She found her enjoyment in life was as a stay at home mom, spending time with family and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed feeding her birds, birdwatching and gardening. She had an interest in local history and was involved with the Robeson Twp. Historical Society. Darlie was also involved with the Birdsboro Bicentennial. She was a beacon for the love of life through clean living.

She was a member of High Point Baptist Chapel.

Surviving Darlie is, 1 daughter: Patricia A., wife of Joseph A. Barker of Gibraltar, PA; 1 son: Lloyd G. Ulrich, Jr of NC; 9 grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, 18 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son: Dennis L. Ulrich, brother: Ibra S. Fancher, Jr., and sister: Lenora Ludwig Hill.

A Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA. There will be a viewing from 10:00am-11:00am at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will be Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to No Nonsense Neutering, 1500 Frush Valley Rd. Reading, PA 19605, http://www.nnnlv.org/donations/

Emily Hilda (Rick) Mauger

Emily Hilda (Rick) Mauger, 86 of Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA, died on Monday, December 9, 2019, at home.

Born August 3, 1933 in Englesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. Rick and Irene N. (Legay) Rick.

She was employed by Boscov’s Distribution Center, Exeter Twp.

Surviving is son, Joseph C. Mauger at home, daughters, Lori A. Mauger of Reading, PA and Debra J. Elder of Boyertown, PA and brothers & sisters,
3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA, with the memorial service to follow at 12:00 Noon with the Chaplain Michael J. Sullivan officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Animal Rescue League58 Kennel Rd., Birdsboro, PA 19508.