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December 31, 2019

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April 22, 2019

          Claire H. (Lindenmuth) Ruth, 78, of Red Hill, passed away

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Pennsburg Manor. She was the loving wife of David R. Ruth sharing 52 years of marriage together.

          Born in Shenandoah, PA, she was a daughter of the late Leroy A. and Bertha E. (Ulshafer) Lindenmuth.

          She was a 1959 graduate of Kenwood High School in Essex, MD and then became a key punch operator for Anchor Fence in Baltimore, MD and Leed's and Northrup, PA.

          Claire was a former member of the Souderton Jayceettes. She enjoyed painting; however, her greatest passion was raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren.

          Surviving along with her husband are her children, Mark L. Ruth and Laura L., wife of Robert McDowell; grandchildren:  Emily, Jacob, Rachel and ...

April 22, 2019

            Lillian M. (Hancock) Quirk, 87, of Harleysville, passed

away Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Grand View Hospital. She was the loving wife of Paul F. Quirk, Sr. sharing 69 years of marriage together.           Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Alexander) Hancock.

            She attended Ambler High School and was a 1949 graduate of Whitpain High School. Lillian was a wonderful wife and mother and spent her time raising her family. However, she did hold many odd jobs throughout her life, one being a supervisor at the former Jamesway in Harleysville.

            Lillian enjoyed crafting, gardening and loved spending time at the beach. She also loved being playful, bringing joy and laughter to those around her.

            She was a former member of Church of the Messiah in Gwynedd Valley and in her later years attended Tabor United Methodist Church in Woxall.

            Surviving along with her husband, are her seven children, Paul Quirk, Jr. and ...

April 19, 2019
            A Celebration of life gathering for Michelle Motchos will be held this weekend. This is a casual gathering and light fare will be provided.
            Saturday the 20th of April, from 12-4 at the PC Pub in one of their back rooms.
Everyone is welcome to come and share a memory, a cry, a laugh, or a hug.
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April 18, 2019

            Kathleen A. Girard, 76, of Chalfont, passed away on April 12, 2019 at home.

Born August 30, 1942, in Philadelphia, she was daughter of Francis P. Garry and Gertrude Linder Garry.

            She was a grade school teacher at St. Philip Neri School in East Greenville, Pa. until the late 1970's, then she started a career in insurance. She retired in 2014.

            Surviving are a son, Francis J. Girard and his wife, Joan Molnar Girard, of Gilbertsville; and daughter, Michelle M. Girard-Engle, wife of John J. Engle, of Gilbertsville; her brother, Patrick Garry of Lake Charles, LA; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; many nieces and nephews; and lots of special friends. She was predeceased by her sister, Suzanne Raulerson of Chicago; and a grandson, Vincent J. Bickhart.

            Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 22, 11:00 a.m., at Mary Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church, 1325 Upper State Road, North Wales. Family and friends may gather from 10-11:00 a.m. Burial is private.

            Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc.

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April 18, 2019

            Doris A. Ziegler, 84, of Red Hill, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2019 at

Lifequest Nursing Center. She was the loving wife of Wesley W. Ziegler for 48 years.  Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of the late George and Esther (Trout) Sowers.

            She was a 1954 graduate of Quakertown High School and during her school years worked at Sines 5&10 in Quakertown. She then was a wonderful stay at home mom and Avon lady for many years before driving a school bus for Levy Bus Co. during the 1990's.

            Doris was a member of Christian Church Living Faith Fellowship in Souderton and a former member of Shepherd of the Hills in Bechtelsville where she enjoyed singing in the choir with her beautiful voice. She also enjoyed was part of an intercessor prayer team.

            Her hobbies included making quilts for all of the ...

April 15, 2019

            William L. Keeny, 84 passed away Sunday, April 14th surrounded by family. 

Born in Pottsville, PA and a resident of Palm, PA, Bill graduated from Pottsville High School where he was a three sport athlete. 

            He went on to play football and baseball at Muhlenburg College and graduated with a degree in education. He continued on to his Master's degree from Lehigh University.  

            Bill began his teaching profession at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, then Pottsville High School in Pottsville, PA and later moved to Upper Perkiomen High School where he taught for 38 years. In addition, he served as an assistant principal and athletic director, but was most noted for his leadership serving as the head football coach from 1960-1980.

            After his retirement, Bill went on to coach football at Kutztown University as an assistant for 20 years.  He was the linebackers coach for his oldest son Dave.  Bill also served as an assistant coach for Bensalem High School and ...

April 15, 2019

            Carmel J. Romich, 97, of the Frederick Living Community, passed away April

14, 2019.  She was the widow of Jacob L. Romich.  Born in Pennsburg, she was a daughter of the late Eugene H. and Elsie B. (Kline) Eichele.

            Carmel was a hairdresser for over 33 years.  She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pennsburg.

            Surviving is a son, Terry and his wife, Kathleen, of Green Lane; grandchildren: Heather Mack and her companion Jeffrey Spillane of Zionsville; and Julie, wife of Casey O'Donnell, of Douglasville; and a great-grandson, Connor Mack.  She was pre-deceased by a sister, Joyce Overly.

            Funeral Services will be on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, 163 Main Street, Pennsburg, PA.  A viewing will be ...

April 14, 2019

            David Allen Henry of East Grenville passed away April 12, 2019 from

complications of ALS. He initially presented with Lyme Disease and Frontotemporal dementia, often associated with ALS.

            David was born January 26, 1960 to parents: Joseph and Barbara (Renninger) Henry of Pennsburg. A lifelong resident of the Upper Perkiomen Valley, David is a 1978 graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School.

            He completed his education at Lincoln Technical Institute in Allentown. David travelled the world working first for KLA-Tencor and then for Carl Zeiss Co. His expertise in repairing and calibrating electron microscopes took David as far away as Japan and Taiwan.

            His favorite countries to visit were Israel and Germany. David went to St. Philip Neri Catholic Elementary School and Church. He also attended ...

April 14, 2019

            Derek C. Reigner, 66, of Bechtelsville, died on April 11, 2019. Born in Allentown, he was a son of June (Rothenberger) Reigner of Frederick Living and the late Harold "Pete" Reigner who died in 2016.

            Derek was a graduate of Kutztown University with a degree in Education. He received a master's degree equivalency from the Commonwealth of PA. He was a teacher in the Upper Perkiomen Middle School from 1977 to 2007.

            Derek was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pennsburg. He had a passion for history, especially PA Dutch history, and volunteered at the Schwenkfelder Library. Derek was keenly interested in genealogy. He authored a book about his family heritage. He enjoyed antiques and especially old books.

            Along with his mother, Derek is survived by his siblings: Peter and ...

April 13, 2019

            Gordon S. Heimbach, 83, born April 23, 1935 in East Greenville, passed away

on April 10, 2019 at home. He was the son of the late Raymond W. and Glenna V. (Christman) Heimbach.

            He grew up around his father's business, I.B. Heimbach & Son, Coal, Feed, Lumber & Building Materials.

            He graduated from high school in 1952 and was the last graduating class of East Greenville High School.  He went on to study Industrial Arts at Millersville State Teachers College, now Millersville University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1956. He was a member of three fraternities, two honorary professional and one service to the campus fraternity.

            He taught junior high shop in Collingwood, NJ from 1956 to 1972. Drafted into the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960 where he served as an instructor in the Signal Corps at Ft. Gordon, Georgia.

            He and his brother, Larry, in 1973 bought and remodeled the ...

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