Robert E. Stoudt, age 72, of Pottstown, Pa., passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Ann Marie T. (Mussoline) Stoudt.
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Born in Boyertown, Pa., Robert was the son of the late William W. Stoudt and Frances (Horst) Stoudt.
Robert graduated on the top of his class from Reading High School. He faithfully served his country in the United States Navy where he was assigned to an underwater demolition unit.
"Butch" or "Bobby," as he was known by many, was not one to ever stand down to anyone or anything. He loved anything with wheels and a motor. He loved riding his motorcycles and the world of stock car racing. When he wasn't drag racing, he would enjoy some down time fishing, being with his family or at the VFW, where he was a member of Post 780.
In addition to his mother and wife, Robert is also survived by one son, Robert B. Stoudt, husband of Beth, from Pottstown, two brothers, Larry Stoudt, husband of Jeanne, from Pottstown, and Jim Stoudt, husband of Dianne, from Woodchoppertown, Pa., one sister, Barbara Mastrippolito, spouse of Don Lehmann, fronm Pottstown, and one grandchild, Ryan Stoudt. He is also survived by three nephews, Randy Stoudt, Michael and Gary Mastrippolito, one niece, Lisa Mastrippolito-Wunderlich, wife of Michael, and one great-nephew, Nickolas Stoudt.
A gathering will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 1to 3 p.m. at Houck and Gofus Funeral Home Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, Pa. Military honors will follow the gathering at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made online at houckgofusfuneralhome.com
Published in The Mercury on Apr. 16, 2012