Donald L. Rhoads Sr.

DONALD L. RHOADS SR., 65, OF DOUGLASSVILLE Donald L. Rhoads Sr., 65, husband of Linda (Lutz) Rhoads of Fernwood Drive, Douglassville, passed away Thursday at his residence. Born in Pottstown he was a son of Leon and Florence (Wentzel) Rhoads. He was employed as a machinist by the Dana Corp. and worked part time at the Wine and Spirits Store, Douglassville. Don loved his children and grandchildren and was an avid car enthusiast belonging to the former Little Brothers car club and the Pretzel City Rod and Custom Car Club. He was also a member of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Birdsboro. Surviving are sons, Brian and wife, Polly Ann Rhoads, Mohton, and Donald Rhoads Jr., Douglassville; daughters, Donelle, wife of William Whalen, Malvern; Dondra, wife of Mike DiScala, Shillington, and Danielle Rhoads, Austin, TX, and grandchildren, Thomas Ruggieri, Isabella Ruggieri, Alexis Whalen, Donald Rhoads III, Michael DiScala, Reina DiScala and Bradley Rhoads. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday in Immaculate Conception Church, Route 345, Birdsboro. A viewing will be held Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 9 to 10 a.m. at the Warker-Troutman Funeral Home, 726 High St., Pottstown. Burial in New Hanover Lutheran Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Team Josh Panfile c/o National Penn Bank, 1830 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464.

Published in The Mercury on Feb. 18, 2012