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J. Michael Pentz(1939 - 2014)

J. MICHAEL PENTZ, 74, OF ELVERSON J. Michael Pentz, 74, of Steeplechase Drive, Elverson, husband of Peggy Lou (Fritz) Pentz, passed away from complications following a heart attack Wednesday, May 14, at Brandywine Hospital, Coatsville. Born in Long Beach, CA. in 1939, he was the son of the late Dr. Clarence R. Pentz and the late Dorothy (Saylor) Pentz. Mr. Pentz was a 1958 graduate of The Hill School, a 1962 graduate of Juniata College, where he met his loving wife Peggy, and later received his master's degree in education from Temple University. He returned to The Hill School as a faculty member in 1968, after brief stints teaching at both his alma mater and Owen J. Roberts High School. He was a beloved math instructor, squash coach, tennis coach and dorm parent at The Hill from 1968 until his retirement in 2004. During his time at The Hill, he and Peggy raised two sons, both of whom graduated The Hill, as well as countless boys in their dormitories. Mr. Pentz was a member of Hammer and Tongs, and served on several boards with the homeowners' association at Summerfield Community, Elverson. One of Mike's greatest pleasures was spending time with family and friends on his island in VT, where he and Peggy built a cabin by themselves, and they "did as they ...... pleased". Surviving beside Mike's wife Peggy and two sons, Christopher R. Pentz and his wife Amy, Suffield, CT, and Kevin E. Pentz and his wife Dr. Amy Marshall, Richmond, KY: are his brother Dr. Paul Pentz, Glastonbury, CT; his sister Joanne M. Floquet, Pottstown; two grandsons Gregory Kincaid Pentz and Jackson Matthew Pentz, and six beloved nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held in his honor at Brookside Country Club in Pottstown, Sunday, July 13, from 2 - 5 p.m., business casual attire. Burial will be private. There will be no viewing. Contributions may be made in his memory to The Hill School. 860 Beech Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. Arrangements are by the Schumacher Benner Funeral Home and Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown. Our web site exists to serve the friends and family of the deceased. Go to http://www.schumacherandbenner.com to extend sympathies and access additional service details.
Published in The Mercury on May 16, 2014
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