Elizabeth J. (Marsteller) High

  Elizabeth J. (Marsteller) High, 91 of Douglassville, Amity Twp., PA passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at the Lutheran Home at Topton. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Edwin M. and Adaline R. (Smith) Marsteller. She was the widow of Russell H. High.

Betty was employed as a Clerk for Boscov’s and Boyer’s Store in Amityville, PA. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Douglassville, PA and was a member of the choir and served on the Greens Committee for their Annual Christmas Bazaar. Betty was an avid reader, and enjoyed mahjongg, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and many kinds of needlework.

Surviving Betty: 2 daughters: Robin A. Rohrbach, wife of Ralph of Douglassville, PA and Rebecca J. Berkel, wife of David of Fleetwood, PA; 5 grandchildren: John, Alex, and Peter High, and Wesley and Lauren Berkel; and 5 great grandchildren: John, Colin, and Quinn High and Willow and Jameson Berkel.

She was predeceased by her son: Russell H. High, Jr. and 4 sisters: Florence Smiley, Catherine Cross, Joyce Gredjus, and Joanne Ferreri.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 11:00AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Rd. Douglassville, PA 19518. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:00AM-11:00AM at the church, prior to the service.

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

Allen Joseph Honigfeld

Allen Joseph Honigfeld, 69 of Douglassville, Pennsylvania died on Monday, December 4, 2023, in Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA. Born May 11, 1954 in Paterson, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Milford Louis Honigfeld and the late Dorothy Shirley (Rubinstein) Honigfeld.
He was employed by IQVIA, Blue Bell, PA. Allen enjoyed playing his guitar, listening to his favorite CD albums and cooking for his family.
Surviving are son, Ryan Allen Honigfeld of Birdsboro, PA, daughter, Jenna Lynn Honigfeld at home, former wife, Karen Honigfeld, sisters, Nancy Pavon of Clifton, NJ and Gayle Minnick of NJ.
He was predeceased by sister, Beverly Platel.
Service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Esther Mary (Reppert) Amole

Esther Mary (Reppert) Amole, 96 formerly of Kulptown and Amity Twp., PA passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Manatawny Manor in East Coventry Twp., Chester Co., PA. Born in Spangsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Botts) Reppert. She was the widow of Leonard Kryder Amole.

Esther was a wax mounter for Precision Technology and a seamer for Sunset Manufacturing in Pottstown, PA. She was a member of Birdsboro VFW Post 411 Ladies Aux. and American Legion Ladies Aux., Birdsboro Legion Post 626, Birdsboro and the Kulptown Fire Co.

Surviving Esther is: son: Harry J. husband of Donna Amole of Kulptown, PA; daughter: Dolores J. wife of G. Ronald Hampton of Exeter Twp., PA; 5 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son: John L. Amole.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Mildred Alice (Walt) Hadley

Mildred Alice (Walt) Hadley, 94 of Monocacy, PA passed away on Tuesday November 21, 2023, at Home. Born May 14, 1929, in Birdsboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Melvin L. Walt and Emma Louise (Lutz) Walt.

Mildred was married to the late Herbert Allen Hadley for 66 years until his passing in 2018. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Birdsboro, PA. Mildred was an animal lover and an avid Phillies fan.  She was a wonderful mother to her three daughters and will be dearly missed.

Surviving are daughters, Melissa C. wife of Martin Darocha of Birdsboro, PA, and Jeannine M. Hadley of Daytona Beach, FL; two grandchildren, Jonathan Darocha and Zachary Stapleton. She is also survived by a brother, Donald L. Walt of Monocacy.

She was predeceased by daughter Christine Hadley and her brother John Walt.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to thank Tower Health Hospice at Home for their kindness and compassion.

Donations can be made to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Pastor William B. Park, Jr.

With great sorrow and bittersweet gratitude, the Park, Latshaw, Gendreau, and Schmitz families announce the passing of our kind, brave, caring and unimaginably generous husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Pastor William B. Park, Jr., 82 of Birdsboro, Union Twp., PA. Pastor Bill stepped into the eternal presence of his Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Penn State Health St. Joseph’s in Reading, PA. Born in Haddon Heights, NJ, he was the son of the late William B. Park Sr. and the late Helen (Hood) Park. He was the loving husband of Betty Jean (Vickers) Park.

Pastor Bill was a gifted athlete and a driven leader. In 1959, he graduated from Philadelphia College of the Bible (now Cairn University) before going on to study at Faith Theological Seminary (1966), Dallas Theological Seminary (1968) and ultimately completing his doctorate at Faith Theological Seminary (1983). For over 40 years, Pastor Bill was known as a caring and visionary leader as Senior Pastor of High Point Baptist Chapel where he started High Point Camp and Conference Center as well as High Point Baptist Academy (K-12). Bill’s leadership also involved planting churches, and he was instrumental in developing missions programs to financially support missionaries and send short-term mission teams. Leadership development was a central focus of Bill’s church ministry and many church members have gone out from the church to serve the Lord in churches, camps, and missions. He also taught as an adjunct professor at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary and at various institutes around the globe. His heart for missions compelled him to work with Gospel Mission of South America leading mission teams to serve camp ministries, a passion of Pastor Bill’s life. More recently, Pastor Bill was actively supporting his son, Jared, start Tierra Alta camp and church planting center in Santiago, Chilie, and he helped to plant Branch Life Church where he served as a pastor and elder alongside his son, Josh.

In 1960, Bill met his wife, Betty Jean, while at college. The two were married in 1965, enjoying many years serving together in the church and traveling on missions. They went on to welcome 5 children: 3 daughters: Brenda Park, Jamie Latshaw (Daniel), and Karis Gendreau (Ian); 2 sons: Jared (Naldy) and Joshua (Jennifer) Park. He is survived by his sister: Sandi Schmitz (Mark) and 9 grandchildren: Jeremy Latshaw (Brooke), Riley Latshaw, Jordan, Delaney, Will, Tomas, Kelcy, Annelise, and Hailey Park.

Pastor Bill was passionate about Jesus and people. He loved to share the Gospel of Jesus and preach God’s Word. These affections took him around the world on mission for Jesus and created his heart for camp ministry. Pastor Bill was an avid sports fan and loved hunting, running, and biking at French Creek State Park. He particularly enjoyed time with friends and family at Ocean City, NJ, the mountain cabin in the woods, and at any lake you could ski on. The legacy of Pastor Bill’s life continues to this day in the countless lives transformed by Jesus through his ministry.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 6:00pm at High Point Baptist Chapel, 200 Chapel Rd. Birdsboro, PA 19508. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the High Point Camp Pavilion prior to the service. The family will be holding a private burial service on Sunday from 1:00pm-1:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to High Point Camp, SoulCareNC Counseling, and Tierra Alta Camp & Church Planting Center.


The live stream and giving links can be found and shared via www.branchlife.church/pastorbill

Velia M. Tringali

Velia M. Tringali, 98 of Douglass Twp., Montgomery Co., PA passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023 in the comfort of her home. Born in Nizza, Sicily, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Teresa (Libro) Tringali.

Velia worked most of her life as a seamstress for the former Louis Goldsmith, Stanley Blacker, and K&D textile factories, all in Philadelphia, PA. She loved shopping, knitting, and spending time with her nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was a member of Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church in Douglassville, PA.

Surviving Velia are nephew: Fortunato husband of Sally Ann Lombardo; nieces: Carolina wife of Steven Tepper, Theresa Porretta, Teresa Iannuzzi, Nina Tirante, and Rosa Tirante; great nieces and nephews: Nicholas Lombardo, Catherine, Marissa and Steven Tepper and many others.

She was predeceased by her brother: Anthony Tringali; and 5 sisters: Josephine Parisi, Rosina Portogallo, Lina Carrella, Maria Tringali, and Aurora Lombardo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church, 905 Chestnut St. Douglassville (Union Twp.), PA. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the church. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA.

Scott A. Kocher

Scott A. Kocher, 60, of Birdsboro, Exeter Twp., PA, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023.  Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Eugene L. Kocher and Donna M. (Black) Auman. He was the husband of Leah M. (Swoyer) Kocher, who were married for 32yrs.

Scott worked for Buddies Nursey for 31 years and was recently working for Plow Farms. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and tinkering with hit & miss engines. He also enjoyed riding dune buggies.

Scott is survived by his wife Leah and mother Donna, as well as: brother: David Kocher; 3 half-brothers: Gary Wheatley, Carmelo Valentin, Keith Verras; 2 half-sisters: Valerie Quell and Shirley Wheatley.

A visitation will be held on Friday, December 8, 2023 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Leon H. Lilley, III

Leon H. Lilley, III, 75, of Geigertown, PA, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Sebastian River Medical Center in Sebastian, FL. Born in Phoenixville, PA, he was the son of the late Leon H. Lilley, Jr., widower of Frances S. Lilley and the late Anna M. (Perry) Lilley, widow of James E. Robinson. He was the husband of Carol L. (Kiefer) Lilley.
Leon served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a tool & die maker and machinist by trade working at Steimer & Co., and Kennedy Tool & Die, before retiring from Blue Ball Machine Co.
Lee and Carol traveled all over the U.S. on their “Trip of a Lifetime.” He was an avid auto racing fan and attended many NASCAR races. He was fiercely loyal to his family and friends and always willing to lend a hand. His Dad jokes were second to none.
He was a member of St. Paul’s UM Church in Geigertown, PA, Union Lodge 479 F&AM, and Col. Jacob Morgan American Legion Post 537.
Lee is survived by his wife Carol, daughter: Victoria L. widow of Don McNeill; brother: Jay Lilley; sisters: Ann Marie Baranik and Sally Baker; 1 grandchild: Denise McNeill.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 11:00AM at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508. A visitation will be from 10:00AM-11:00AM at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will be in St. Paul’s UM Church Cemetery in Geigertown, PA.
Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. Birdsboro, PA is in charge of arrangements.

Jean Ann Fetterolf

Jean Ann Fetterolf, born on August 30, 1945, in Reading, PA, peacefully departed this life on November 10, 2023. She married the love of her life, Gary Fetterolf, on April 24, 1965, and together they built a life filled with love and family.
Jean, the daughter of Daniel and Pearl Werley, graduated from Hamburg High School in 1963. The Fetterolf family initially resided in Reading, PA, and later Birdsboro, PA, where Jean dedicated her career to Mrs. Smith’s Pies. In 1990, they embarked on a new chapter, relocating to Sherman, Texas, where Jean became an integral part of the KMart family until her retirement. Not one to rest, she pursued her Associates Degree, proudly graduating from Grayson College.
An unwavering Steelers fan, Jean found joy in cheering for her team and adored her Boston Terriers. Jean was a member of Trinity Lutheran in Sherman, Texas.
She is survived by her children: Son, Rodney Fetterolf & wife Debbie of Rhome, Texas; Daughter Sheila Mariano & Darrell Rickerson of Sherman, Texas; and Son, Bill Fetterolf & wife Crystal of Sherman, Texas. Jean’s memory lives on through her 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous cousins, nephews, and friends.
Jean was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gary Fetterolf, her parents Daniel and Pearl Werley, sister Janice Care, and grandchildren Kelsey Fetterolf and Chandler Fetterolf. Visitation will be held at Waldo Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 15th, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Graveside services and burial are scheduled for Saturday, November 18th, at 1:00 P.M. at Berks County Memorial Gardens in Fleetwood, PA. Arrangements are under the compassionate care of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman, TX, and Dengler Funeral Home in Birdsboro, PA. May Jean rest in eternal peace.

Marc Edward Snyder

Marc Edward Snyder, 32 of Birdsboro, PA, stepped into the presence of his Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, November 13, 2023, in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  He valiantly fought Leukemia for almost four years.

Marc was born on July 19, 1991, to Dudley E. Snyder and Doris A. (Orman) Snyder.  He was a graduate from High Point Baptist Academy 2009. Marc attended LeTourneau University before joining the Army in 2011 as an EOD tech. He later became a glazier with Union 252, working mostly for Advanced Glass and Metal until his illness.

He came to a relationship with the Lord at a young age and was a member of High Point Baptist Chapel, where he served on the AV Team, in the orchestra and in singing groups.

He enjoyed playing computer games, kayaking, helping at Hampton Stables, cuddling with his dogs Ace and Linc and helping his sisters and others.

Along with his parents, Marc is survived by his beloved sisters, Melissa Snyder and Marlee Snyder, his aunts, Betsy (Doug) Johnson, Janice (Michael)  Baller, uncles, Thomas (Leslie) Orman, Daniel Orman and Martin Orman.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold and Lillie Orman and Richard and Geraldine “Betty” Snyder.

The family will receive friends from 8:45 AM to 9:45 AM on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at High Point Baptist Chapel, 200 Chapel Rd., Geigertown, PA, with the funeral service to follow at 9:45 AM.

Following will be the burial at Birdsboro Cemetery (St. Michael’s) 1018 E. Main St., Birdsboro, PA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Rd., Birdsboro, PA 19508 or High Point Baptist Chapel, 200 Chapel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508.