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Howard E. Kleinsmith

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HOWARD E. KLEINSMITH JR., 85, OF BOYERTOWN Howard E. "Hops" Kleinsmith Jr., 85, of Boyertown, husband of the late Helen C. (Conrad) Kleinsmith, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, at Sanatoga Center. Born in Boyertown, he was the son of the late Howard E. Sr. and Bertha (Endy) Kleinsmith. Howard was a member of St. John Hill UCC and a lifetime member of Friendship Hook and Ladder and Keystone Fire Companies. He worked for Sugg Chevrolet as a service manager and as foremen for the Boro of Boyertown in the Public Works department. He was the past president for the PA Woodmen of the World, enjoyed fishing and loved to travel. Surviving is his son, Howard E. Kleinsmith III, husband of Phyllis, of New York; grandchildren, Audrey Schiavoni and Howard E. Kleinsmith IV, and great-grandchildren, Aaron Schiavoni and Carter Kleinsmith. A funeral service will be Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Hill Church Cemetery, Boyertown. Visitation will be Friday, March 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, March 16, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Howard's name to Friendship Hook and Ladder Apparatus Fund, 10 Warwick Street, Boyertown, PA 19512 or , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. View obituaries or send condolences at www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Mercury on Mar. 14, 2013
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