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David L. Brey


        David L. Brey, 73, of Gilbertsville, husband of Helen J. (Lingenfelter) Brey, of 42 years, passed away Thursday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.
        Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Hiriam and Eva (Kline) Brey.
        David served as a master plumber and co-owner of Banner Associates in Gilbertsville for over 20 years. He was a life member of the Gilbertsville and Sassamansville firehouses, as well as serving as the bartender at the Sassamansville Firehouse. David was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved to spend time in his cabin in Wellsboro and, for one week each year, the entire family would stay there. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, and pop-pop, and received the "pop-pop of the year" award.
        Surviving, along with his wife, Helen, are sons, Larry Lucas, of Delaware, Sam Lucas, husband of Jennifer Giatras, of Egg Harbor, New Jersey, Dennis Lucas, partner of Joanne Mason, of Egg Harbor, New Jersey, Brian Lucas, husband of Laurie, of Bechtelsville; daughters, Beth Brey, partner of Glen Cunningham, of Gilbertsville, Tammy Schnieder, wife of Paul, of Old Zions, Terri Bieber, wife of Bruce, of Alburtis, Candy Gessat, wife of Harley, of Summit Hills; sisters Nancy Haas, wife of Curt, of Gilbertsville, Edith Stevens, wife of LeRoy, of Pennsburg, Judy Spivey, wife of Jerry, of Texas, Esther Wood, wife of Donald, of Arizona; brothers Hiriam Brey, husband of Doris, of Harleysville; sister-in-laws Shirley Brey, and Maryjane Schaffer, son in law Daniel Burdge; many adoring grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
        Including his parents, David was predeceased by his daughter, Theresa Burdge, his sister, Ellen Shellenberger, and his brothers, Leroy and Bill Brey.
        A funeral service was celebrated Monday, October 29, at 8:00 p.m. at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Visitation was held Monday from 6:00-7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment was private.
        In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown d., Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422. 
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