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RICHARD L. HOOKWAY SR., FORMERLY OF LIMERICK Richard L. Hookway Sr., husband of Virginia V. (Bowen) Hookway, of Strasburg, PA, formerly of Limerick, PA, died early Friday morning, November 9, 2012 in the Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA. Born in Pottstown, PA, he was a son of the late Rueben H. and Mary A. (Yost) Hookway. Mr. Hookway attended the Royersford High School. A veteran, Mr. Hookway served for the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for over 37 years for Superior Tube in Collegeville before retiring in 1993. He was an active member of the Limerick Historical Society. Mr. Hookway was also an avid Phillies, Eagles and Notre Dame fan. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Limerick, PA, and more recently attended the Wesley United Methodist Church in Strasburg. In addition to his wife of 57 years, Mr. Hookway is survived by two children, Richard L. Hookway Jr., husband of Agnes Hookway, of Spring City, PA, and M. Darlene, wife of Ronald Fox, of Strasburg, PA; three siblings, Dorothy Tincher of Spring City, Charles Hookway of Royersford and Raymond Hookway of Phoenixville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Hookway was predeceased by one daughter, Debbie M. Hookway-Steiner, and three siblings, Rueben James "Sonny" Hookway, Doris Crater and Earl Hookway. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at the Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, 600 Washington Street, Royersford, PA 19468 on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick, PA. Friends will be received from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in his name to the Southeastern Veterans Center, 1 Veterans drive, Spring City, PA 19475. Condolences may be offered and the video tribute may be viewed by visiting www.RoyersfordFuneralHome.com

Published in The Mercury on Nov. 13, 2012
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