Sylvia Gorritz

Sylvia G. (Shaner) Gorritz, 88, of Pottstown, passed away Wednesday June 11, 2014 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.
Born in Harvey, Ill., she was the daughter of the late George F. and Ethel (Gerhardt) Shaner.
Sylvia was a 1943 graduate of Pottstown High School and a 1949 graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree in Retailing. Sylvia was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Pottstown. She enjoyed traveling and playing tennis. Sylvia also donated her time for many years as a tour guide at Pottsgrove Manor in Pottstown. She was the office administrator at Ralph E. Shaner & Son Engineering Co. of Pottstown and part owner until her retirement in 2001.
Surviving are five nieces and nephews, along with numerous great nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, Sylvia was predeceased by three brothers, George G. Shaner, David G. Shaner, and Gordon G. "Pete" Shaner; and one sister Ethel G. Bechtel.
A memorial service will be celebrated Thursday June 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the .
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Published in The Mercury on June 15, 2014