George H. Lightcap Sr.

GEORGE H. LIGHTCAP SR., 66, OF GILBERTSVILLE George H. Lightcap Sr., 66, of Gilbertsville, husband of Dianne M. (Gaugler) Lightcap, passed away on Sunday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late George W. and Hazel C. (Olinger) Lightcap. George worked for Overnight Transportation, retiring after 30 plus years of service. He later worked for Jesse Baro part time for four years. He was a member of the West End Fire Co., St. Gabriele's Lodge, the Knights of Columbus in Stowe and the Pottstown VFW Post #780. George enjoyed racing stock cars when he was younger. He loved spending time at the mountains riding four-wheelers with his grandchildren and hunting with the boys. Surviving with his wife of 48 years are sons, George H. Lightcap Jr. and Timothy G. Lightcap, husband of Michele P.; daughter, Tammie J. Hoffman, wife of James A. Hoffman Jr.; grandchildren, Chad Lightcap, husband of Heather; Brittany, Alysa and Tiffany Lightcap, and Brandyne and Samantha Hoffman; his brothers, Ronald, Donald and Vernest Lightcap, and sister, Janet Friedel. Also surviving is his dog, Reptar. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 2:30 p.m. at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, with Rev. Stuart Luce officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's name to the of Pottstown, , 480 Norristown Road, Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422. View obituaries or send condolences at

Published in The Mercury on Nov. 8, 2011