James Edwin Gaut

JAMES EDWIN GAUT, 91 James Edwin Gaut, 91, passed away after a brief illness on November 21, 2012 in Pottstown, PA. Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years, Lulu (Foor), who passed away earlier this year. Jim is survived by his three stepchildren, Dorcas, Edwin and Thomas. Jim was a unique man who had many varied interests. He was an active participant at Fellowship House Farm in Gilbertsville and with Limerick Ecology Action. He was an avid reader and could frequently be seen at the Pottstown Library. He also served as church librarian for over 20 years. During World War II, Jim served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 as a quartermaster. Jim was an inventor and visionary, a grand thinker and debater and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. Jim will be remembered at a memorial service on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 750 N. Evans Street, Pottstown. Warker-Troutman Funeral Home, 726 East High Street, Pottstown, is in charge of arrangements. To view obituaries or to send condolences go to www.warkertroutmanfuneralhome.com

Published in The Mercury on Dec. 14, 2012