Jay R. Follweiler, 58, of Pottstown, was received into the loving arms of the Lord on Thursday evening, November 14, 2013, at Coventry Manor Nursing Home. Surrounded by his family, he succumbed to the disease Progressive Supranuclear Palsy after a brave three year long battle.
He was the loving and devoted husband of Linda (Nagel) Follweiler and son of the late Jay and Betty (York) Follweiler.
Jay was employed as a silk screen press operator for 38 years before becoming ill. When not working, he enjoyed many outdoor activities including gardening, camping, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoyed annual family vacations at the Jersey shore. Above all, his greatest passions in life were spending time with his family and being a devoted grandfather.
Survivors include his son Jason; two daughters Leanne, wife of Samuel Rose and Laura, wife of the late Christopher Carlile Jr; two grandchildren Madelynn Carlile and Christopher Carlile III; a sister Patricia Farina and her two children; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Sharon and Richard Riegner; sister-in-law Cecelia Weil and her daughter.
A funeral service will be held at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, PA at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Family and friends will be received from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Jeffrey Scholl of Berean Bible Church where Jay was a member. Internment will be private.
The family wishes to offer a sincere and special thank you to the staff of Coventry Manor Nursing Home, Caring Hospice, and everyone who offered assistance throughout his illness.
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