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Howard C. Wertz

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Howard C. Wertz Obituary
HOWARD C. WERTZ, 95 Howard C. "Boots" Wertz, 95, died on Monday August 11, 2014 at Manor Care in Pottstown. He was the husband of Joyce E. (Peters Slonaker) Wertz, with whom he shared over 22 years of marriage. He was also the son of the late Harry and Mary (Buckwalter) Wertz. Boots grew up in Pottstown, attended Pottstown High School, and later served in the US Navy during WWII. He worked as a foreman at the former Bethlehem Steel Company for over 40 years. Boots was a member of the Masonic Strichter Lodge 254 of Pottstown. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Survivors include his wife, Joyce E. (Peters Slonaker) Wertz; son, Kevin Slonaker of Gilbertsville; daughter, Sherry Slonaker-Zawada of Pottstown; and his granddaughters, Chelsea Zawada, and Nicole Zawada-Care and her husband Greg. Funeral Services and Entombment at Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the , 480 Norristown Rd. Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422. On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhomeinc.com
Published in The Mercury on Aug. 13, 2014
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