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Raymond E. Samsel

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Raymond E. Samsel Obituary
RAYMOND E. SAMSEL, 96, OF BOYERTOWN Raymond E. Samsel, 96, of Boyertown, widower of Betty D. (Grofe) Samsel, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Reading Hospital. Born in Eshbach, PA, he was son of the late Harvey and Olivia (Huff) Samsel. Raymond was a 1937 graduate of Boyertown High School. He worked for 32 years as an appliance salesman for Sears in Pottstown, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown. He was a life member and past president of the Boyertown Lions Club and a 50 year member of the Boyertown Lodge #741 F &AM. Raymond started the Boyertown Service Unit of the Salvation Army in 1949. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and laughing about the old times. Surviving are one brother Kenny Samsel of Florida, six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son Terrance "Terry" D. Samsel, three sisters and three brothers. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown. There will be no viewing. Family and friends will be received from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the chapel at the church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 45 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512 or to The Boyertown Service Unit of the Salvation Army, 409 South Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512. Arrangements are by the Morrell Funeral Home Inc., (www.MorrellFuneralHome.com).
Published in The Mercury on Apr. 30, 2014
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