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December 31, 2019

     Obituaries and/or corrections will be accepted from the funeral home or service entrusted with the arrangements. They will work with you to place an obituary notice. Obituaries will be accepted by fax at 215-679-5077, or via e-mail at townandcountry@upvnews. com.

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March 20, 2019

            Stacey A. (Buehrle) McDonnell, 37, of Birdsboro, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at Pottstown Hospital-Tower Health after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving mother of Aubrey L. and Tyler A. McDonnell.

            Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Willard L. Buehrle, Jr. and wife, Carol of Quakertown and Rhoda J. Hettrick and fiancé, Thomas Benfield of Boyertown.

            Stacey was a 1999 graduate of Pennridge High School and was employed with Nationwide Insurance for 14 years where she was currently a CL Small Market Underwriting Manager.

            Stacey's main passion was her children. She put all of her energy into spending everyday with Aubrey and Tyler; whether it was trips to Knoebles, the beach, or running in races with them, she was always active and present in their lives.

            Stacey was also proud of and involved with her Relay for life of Daniel Boone team, Fighting Cancer to Infinity and ...

March 19, 2019

            Gerald M. Kulp, 86, of Gilbertsville, New Hanover Twp., husband of Gladys K. (Walt) Kulp, passed away on Sunday, March 17 at Chestnut Knoll Nursing Home.

            Born in Pennsburg, he was the son of the late Paul and Helen (Bauer) Kulp.

            Gerald was a US Army veteran. He was a commercial pilot working for Penn Airways and Drug Plastics for 45 years.

            He was a member of East Greenville VFW Post 184, and the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assoc. Gerald was the owner of Green Hill Mobile Home Park for 25 years and was a flight instructor at Limerick Airport.

            Surviving with his wife of 67 years are sons Michael S. Kulp, husband of Amy, and Kevin R. Kulp; sisters Darlene Grubb, wife of Roy, and Priscilla Byndas; grandchildren Amanda, Devon, Michael A., and Anastasia Kulp; and great grandson Stephen Lacey.  Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers Leonard and Richard and sisters Gloria Bobyak and Jeanette Hetrick.

            Services and interment are private.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerald's name to Montgomery County SPCA, 19 E. Ridge Pike, PO Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428-0222.

            View obituaries or send condolences at

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March 19, 2019

            Hans Frederick Appold, 77, of East Greenville, passed away on March 17, 2019. He was the husband of the late Marie (Clemmer) Appold who passed in 2007.

            Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Christoph and Anna (Schneider) Appold.

            He served as a chaplain's assistant in Germany in the Army. He taught fifth grade  in the Upper Perkiomen Middle School.

            Since 1960, he was an expert piano tuner and tuned pianos until recently. He had a passion for music and travel, and visited all seven continents.

            Fred is survived by his daughters, Cynthia, wife of James Roma of Barto and Karen, wife of Roger Krause of Macungie; his grandsons: Quinton and Wesley Roma; and his siblings: Margaret Schertel, Michael, Christopher, and Walter; and many nieces and nephews.

            All are invited to gather from 9:30 until the service at 11 a.m. on Friday, at New Goshenhoppen UCC, 1070 Church Rd, East Greenville.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.

            Visit his "Book of Memories" at

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March 18, 2019

            Margaret "Hodge" Sousa, 83, of Pennsburg and formerly of Springhouse, passed away on March 15, 2019. Born in Roselyn, she was the daughter of the late Eleanor (Henseling) Bardsley.

            For many years, she worked as a Dental and Orthodontic Assistant.

            The most important things in life to her were her strong faith in God and time spent with family. She was a talented artist who did sketching, drawing, painting, sewing and crafting, and was known for making doll clothing.

            She is survived by her daughters: Betsy Hammill with whom she resided, and Cindy, wife of David Krivohik of Dayton, VA; and her son Joseph and Cecelia of Pompano Beach, FL; and her grandchildren: Paula (Brandon) Woods, Peter, Daniella (Mason) Nickel, Ben, Jackie, Aileen (Ryan) Alvino, Kathy (Filipe) D'Onofrio, and Joey; and her great grandchildren: Ashley, Jake, Braylon, Gracie, and a baby girl on the way.

            She was predeceased by her sons J. Alan and Paul and her grandchildren, Laura and Dawn.

            There will be a gathering from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday at the Falk Funeral Home, 163 Main St., Pennsburg for all to pay their respects followed by a celebration service at 5 p.m. for family and friends.

            Visit her "Book of Memories" at

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March 15, 2019

            Barbara A. (Shallcross) Oswald, 85, widow of Donald G. Oswald, formerly of Green Lane, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Quakertown Nursing Center.

            Born in Abington, she was the daughter of the late Leonard R. and Edna E. (Rollins) Shallcross.

            Barbara was a synthetic finisher for Green Tweed Co. in Kulpsville for many years before retiring.

            Surviving are her four children, Terry B. Scampton and wife, Shirl, Kyle S. Scampton, Candy S., wife of Bruce Walck and Todd A. Scampton and wife, Pamela; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington St., East Greenville, PA 18041. A burial will follow in Calvary Church Cemetery in Souderton. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m at the funeral home prior to the service.

            Offer sympathy to the family at

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Salvation Army, 477 N West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA 18951.

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March 15, 2019

            Donna Mae Bartholomew, 59, of Pennsburg died on March 6, 2019, after a

sudden illness. She was born in Lancaster. Donna was a supervisor for Comcast.

            She leaves behind her mother: Shirley Kleinfelter, of Palmyra; a daughter: Elizabeth, wife of Nathan Royer of Red Hill; a son, Timothy Wheatley, of Barto; grandchildren: James, Isaac, and Benjamin; a  brother, Dave Stahr, and his wife Brenda of Palmyra; and sisters: Vicki, wife of Ethan Sincoff, of Jacksonville, FL, and Deb, wife of Bruce Bechtel of Boyertown.

            A memorial service will be at noon on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Pennsburg UCC, 775 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073. A greeting time will follow.

            Contributions may be made in Donna's memory to the Open Link, 452 Penn Street, Pennsburg, PA  18073.

            To offer online condolences for her family, visit her "Book of Memories" at

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March 15, 2019

            Charles Henry Schoenagel, 88, of Barto, and formerly of Flemington, NJ

and Red Hill, passed away March 14, 2019.  He was the beloved husband of Thelma Jean (Olsommer) Schoenagel.  Born in Greentown, PA, he was a son of the late Carl and Ethel (Beischer) Schoenagel.

            Charles began his career as a farmer in the Greentown area.  From 1960-1980, he operated the Atlantic Station in Red Hill.  He finished his career as a salesman for Heavy Duty Truck Parts. 

            He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Flemington, NJ; and before that St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Red Hill.  He was a 50 year member of Salem Lodge, #330. F. & A.M. in Hamlin, PA; as well as of the Lehigh Consistory, Allentown, and the Rajah Temple, Reading.

            For the past 13 years, he was also a member of the ...

March 14, 2019

            Kurt Weiss of Pennsburg, Upper Hanover Township, PA, pursued his goals

and his passions, living the life that he chose, until his death at age 71.  He passed away on March 11, 2019, following a long and valiant battle to regain his health.

            Kurt and his twin sister were born on March 22, 1947, to parents Herman and Vera Weiss (later Boykin) of Green Lane, PA.  Ever a "Green Laner" at heart, he was raised for the outdoors. 

            Early in his life, Kurt developed a love of sports, hunting, and the study of the American Civil War.  All three of these interests came to define him throughout the rest of his life.

            A 1965 graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School, Kurt enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1966.

He was a combat veteran of the Vietnam War and a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.  As a machine gun squad leader, he was involved in eleven major operations. 

            During his time of leave, Kurt traveled to Hawaii, where ...

March 14, 2019

            Patricia Ann Dick, 57, of East Greenville, passed away Tuesday, March 12,

2019 at home. She was the loving fiancé of Chris A. Styer.

            Born in Philadelphia she was a daughter of the late Thomas F. Dick and the late Dorothy Ann (Mariner) Rettzo.

            Patty's greatest passion was her family. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, siblings and fiancé. She also loved to garden, yard sale and thrift shop.

            She will be remembered for her compassion towards others and always offering a helping hand.

            Surviving along with her fiancé are her three daughters, Crystal L. Smith, Lea M. Smith and Angela M. Tornetta; eight grandchildren, Sierra Smith, LJ Smith, JT Solomon, Hunter Smith, Brenna O'Donnell, Ryan O'Donnell, Romeo Rivera and Angel Rivera; two sisters, Elizabeth Ann, wife of ...

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