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Russell E. Detwiler Obituary
RUSSELL E. DETWILER, 90, OF LIMERICK Russell E. Detwiler, 90, of Limerick Twp., PA, died on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Pottstown, PA. He was the husband of June I. (Weidenmoyer) Detwiler, with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Lyman E. and Elizabeth H. (Hallman) Detwiler. Mr. Detwiler attended the Pottsgrove School system. He was an Army Veteran of WWII, serving from 1942 - 46. He was based at Camp Wheeler in Georgia and served in England during the war. He was an active member of the Royersford Bible Fellowship Church, where he had served as head usher. In earlier years he enjoyed bowling and was a lifelong Phillies fan. He worked for several companies, including, Reading Crane and Hoist; Valley Forge Flag Co., Boyertown Products and Pottstown Honda. Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Geri Edmiston of Albany, Oregon, and one stepdaughter, Darlene A. Melody of Gilbertsville, PA. Also surviving are grandchildren and great grandchildren In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Ginger Barbera, three brothers and his sister. A viewing will be held from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA. Interment will be in Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick, PA. Pastor Drew Gysi will officiate. The funeral service will begin at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Royersford Bible Fellowship Church, 431 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com
Published in The Mercury on Aug. 15, 2014
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