Dorothy A. (Stoudt) Maloney

Dorothy A. (Stoudt) Maloney, 98, formerly of Birdsboro, PA passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Palmyra Senior Living in Palmyra, PA. Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Raymond W. and the late Emma L. (Flessner) Stoudt. She was the widow of Thomas H. Maloney, Jr. who died in 1990.

Dorothy worked for the former Birdsboro Steel Co. for 25 yrs. as a Secretary, retiring in 1988. She was a former member of the American Legion Post 626 Ladies’ Auxiliary and a member of the former Alice Focht United Methodist Church in Birdsboro, PA.

Surviving Dorothy are 1 son: Terry T. Maloney, husband of Rhonda of Shohola, PA; 1 daughter: Susan A. Blosser, wife of Walter of Harrisburg, PA; 1 brother: James R. Stoudt of Birdsboro, PA; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

She is predeceased by 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family in Birdsboro Cemetery.

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

Charles Trout, Jr.

Charles Trout, Jr., 89, formerly of Hatboro, PA passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Somerset, PA, he was the son of the late Charles J. Trout, Jr. and the late Grace (Tressler) Trout. He was the widower of Nancy (Bussinger) Trout.

Charles worked for SPS Technologies in making parts designed for airplanes. He served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. In his free time he enjoyed watching professional wrestling and scratch off lottery tickets.

Surviving Charles is his daughter: Cherise L. Wilkinson, wife of Jamie; 1 brother: Roy Trout; and nephew: Steve Bussinger.

He is predeceased by his sisters: Mary, Eileen, Millie, and Etta; and brothers: Bobby and Bud.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org.

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

Fay A. (Ludwig) Berkley

  Fay A. (Ludwig) Berkley, 91, of Birdsboro, PA passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Keystone Villa at Douglassville. Born in Birdsboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harvey A. and the late Virginia I. (Rohrbach) Ludwig. She was the widow of Berlyn R. Berkley.

Fay retired from Conestoga Telephone Company in Birdsboro, where she worked in the Accounting Dept.. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Birdsboro where she taught Sunday School for many years. One of her enjoyments in life was playing the piano.

Surviving Fay are her 2 sons: Neil L. Berkley, husband of Julie of Birdsboro, PA and Robert E. Berkley, husband of Sheila of Lehigh Acres, FL; her daughter: Joy A. Berkley, wife of Lisa Moroz of Sante Fe, NM; 1 brother: Ray Ludwig; 1 sister: Carole Gentile; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by 2 brothers: Clinton and Harvey Ludwig.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 11:00AM at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce Birdsboro, PA 19508. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:30am-11:00am prior to the service. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5 Brooke Manor Birdsboro, PA 19508 or the American Heart Assoc. online at www.heart.org

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

Grace P. (Potter) Weiler

Grace P. (Potter) Weiler, 92, of Birdsboro, PA passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, DE. Born in Birdsboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leroy J. and Fondella Mae (Wamsher) Potter. She was the widow of William S. Weiler.

Grace worked as a Telephone Operator for Conestoga Telephone in Birdsboro. Later, she worked in the cafeteria at various schools in the Daniel Boone School District until retirement. Grace loved spending time at the shore and with her family and grandchildren.

Surviving Grace are her 2 daughters: Jodie L. Smith, husband of Ken of Millsboro, DE and Marsha J. Miller, wife of David of Exeter Twp., PA; 4 grandchildren: Alicia, Megan, Nathan, Casey; and 1 great grandchild: Christian.

She was predeceased by her sister: Doris Jean (Potter) Shirey.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

Ryan Anthony Salata

Ryan Anthony Salata, 43, of Douglassville, Pennsylvania, passed away on February 9th, 2024, leaving a legacy of an unforgettable presence and power. Ryan was born on December 21, 1980 in Reading, Pennsylvania to Cynthia (Yoder) and Anthony Salata. He grew up in a close-knit family alongside his younger brother, Kyle. His presence was a force of nature, a spirit of playful spontaneity that lit up every room he entered, making each moment shared with him memorable and vibrant.
Ryan graduated from Daniel Boone High School, Class of 1999. Ryan was known for his enterprising spirit, which led him to establish his own company, Salata Construction.
Beyond his professional life, Ryan was an avid fisherman, often spending time on the waters of Rehoboth Bay with friends and family. Ryan’s passion for life extended to the kitchen, where he enjoyed cooking and sharing meals with his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving parents, Cindy and Tony; brother, Kyle; sons, Jayden (15) and Mackson (9); and grandmother, Barbra Gerlach. He was predeceased by his cherished grandparents, Raymond Salata and Doc and Gloria Yoder, with whom he shared a deep bond.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 20, from 2-4 pm, followed by a service at 4 pm at St. Gabriel’s, 1188 Benjamin Franklin Hwy East, Douglassville, PA 19518. After the service, please join us for a reception to celebrate Ryan’s life and legacy, further details of which will be provided at the service. Ryan’s life, a beacon of love, strength, and infectious joy, will be profoundly missed by all who were fortunate to know him. He will be remembered for his loving and caring personality, which made everyone around him feel not only safe and cherished but amused and alive.


Anita L. (Maurey) Oxenford

Anita L. (Maurey) Oxenford, 86, born in Boyertown, PA to the late Harold T. and Myrtle (Mutter) Maurey, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2024, at her residence at Amity Place, Douglassville.  She spent most of her life as a resident of Amity Township married to her husband of 67 years, William V. (Billy) Oxenford, a resident at Amity Place.

In her early years she was employed by Osans, Boyertown.  Later in life she enjoyed her position as the hostess at the Birdsboro Sportsman’s Club.  She was first, and foremost, a housewife and mother who provided faithful and loving care for her family.

Anita was a member of the Birdsboro Sportsman’s Club and a life member of the Amity Fire Co.

Anita is survived by her daughter, Kathy McNeely, Douglassville and her son, W. Scott Oxenford, husband of Jody Stout, Buckeye, AZ, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and sisters Judith, wife of Gerald Seip and Susan, wife of Frank Sancinella.

She was also predeceased by two of her siblings, Darlene Schanley, wife of Daniel and Harold C. Maurey (Butch) husband of Peggy.

Interment will be private at St. Paul’s UCC Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made in her name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online or mail to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105 or Grane Hospice, 1012 West Ninth Ave, Suite 115, King of Prussia, PA  19046.

A future Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held at a date to be determined.

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

Shirley Elizabeth (Foreman) Goheen

Shirley Elizabeth (Foreman) Goheen, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Born in Birdsboro on February 28, 1934, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Shirley (Wells) Foreman. She was the widow of Milton W. Goheen who passed away in November of 1988.

A 1953 graduate of Birdsboro High School, Shirley was employed at the Credit Bureau of Reading and later by Ocello in Birdsboro from which she retired in 1994. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Birdsboro.

Shirley enjoyed tending her flower beds, watching the Phillies, but her greatest joy was all the times spent with her family especially her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Shirley is survived by her daughter Sherri L. (Goheen) Pieja, wife of Craig E. Pieja of Fleetwood, PA, grandchildren Melissa Krawchyk (Logan Krawchyk) of Zelienople, PA and Jeremy Pieja (Alessia Scillia) of Arlington, VA, and great grandson, Declan. She was predeceased by her brother William Foreman, and two sisters, Lenora Petitjean, and Florence Sowers.

A viewing with family and friends will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro, PA followed by a graveside service at Birdsboro Cemetery at 11:30 am.

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

Brenda Lou (McCord) DelGrosse

Brenda Lou (McCord) DelGrosse, 84, passed away in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.  She was the youngest of the Birdsboro McCord girls.  Brenda joined her sisters Nancy Iezzi & Gloria Lutz in their heavenly home and was reunited with her beloved husband, Lew, who passed away on October 10, 2022.

Brenda was born in Birdsboro on September 7, 1939 to Willis & Carmen (Killian) McCord and grew up on West Second Street. Brenda graduated from Daniel Boone High School, Class of 1957. Upon Graduation, she worked at Conestoga Telephone Co., where she remained for 44 years until her retirement in 2001.

Brenda and Lew were high school sweethearts and married on October 3, 1964 and were married 58 years. Their daughter, Amy, was born on March 10, 1969; their greatest joy was being parents.

Brenda is survived by Amy (DelGrosse) Williamson & her husband Peter and many nieces & nephews & their families.

Brenda enjoyed family-time, trips to Stone Harbor, knitting and was known for her handmade, personalized Christmas stockings and always sending friends & family birthday cards.   She followed Villanova Basketball, the 76ers & the Phillies. Brenda remained close to her high school girlfriends at Card Club & later lunches out.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5 Brooke Manor, Birdsboro, PA 19508, with the Memorial Service to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at the above address.

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

Vincent Anthony Cappellano, Jr.

 

Vincent Anthony Cappellano, Jr., 71 of Douglassville, Pennsylvania died peacefully at home on Monday, February 5, 2024.

Born July 29, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Vincent Cappellano, Sr. and the late Gloria (Pinto) Cappellano.

He worked for the United Parcel Service before retiring after 35 years to take care of his beloved wife, Carol “Cookie” Cappellano.  

Vincent enjoyed woodworking, building furniture, home repair projects and was an avid Philadelphia Flyers, Eagles and Phillies fan. His sense of humor and quick wit will be missed by all.

Survived by his daughter, Gina Marie Cappellano-Lee and her husband Kenneth Lee of Douglassville, PA; His brother, Joseph Cappellano and sister-in-law Carmela Cappellano; His sister, Gloria Cappellano-Simpson and brother-in-law Bill Simpson. Also survived by his nieces Nicole Carpenter and Natalie Waclawski and nephews Joseph Cappellano, Bill Simpson, Jim Simpson, Vincent Simpson, Matthew Simpson, Michael Hargis, Joseph Hargis, and his sister-in-law’s Francine Hargis, Patricia Crane and Eileen Masterson.

Services will be held Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 2:00 PM at the Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro, PA.

Donations are greatly appreciated to help fight ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease.)

Please send donations to:

ALS United Mid Atlantic, 1015 Virginia Drive Suite 110, Fort Washington, PA 19034 or online at https://secure.alsmidatlantic.org/site/Donation2?df_id=1495&1495.donation=form1&mfc_pref=T 

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

Patricia A. (Krus) Werner

Patricia A. (Krus) Werner, 80, of Douglassville, Amity Twp., PA passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Pottstown Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Willa Jean (McKlveen) Krus. She was the wife of George A. Werner.

Patricia worked as a Personnel Manager for many years for the Federal Government. She was a 1965 Graduate of the University of Maryland. Patricia enjoyed crocheting and reading in her free time.

Surviving Patricia, along with her husband George, are 2 brothers: Richard and Henry Krus; and 2 sisters: Carol Wilhelm and Agnes Krus

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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