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Charles R. "Ray" Houchins Jr., 88, of Limerick Township, Schwenksville, Pa., husband of Gladis M. (Rosenmiller) Houchins, died Friday, Nov. 2, at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Charles R. Sr. and Maude (Davis) Houchins.
Mr. Houchins was a graduate of
Penn State University
with a degree in animal husbandry. He was employed for many years in heating and air conditioning as a technician. A United States
Air Force Veteran of Foreign Wars he served during
World War II
as a tail gunner. He was a member of Heidelburg United Church of Christ, Schwenksville. Mr. Houchins had an interest in wildlife and the environment. He loved the outdoors, farming and gardening as well as caring for cats and dogs.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Barbara H., wife of Hugh Connor, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Karen H., wife of Joe P. Grimes, Villanova; stepdaughters, Lisa, wife of Bob Muench, Philadelphia, and Joanne, wife of Bob Donehower, West Chester; two grandchildren, Seamus Connor and Sean Grimes; and two step-grandchildren, Jason and Kelsey Donehower.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 17, 2012 at Heidelburg United Church of Christ, 251 Perkiomen Ave., Schwenksville. There will be no viewing.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ASPCA, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20077-7127.
Arrangements are by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St., Pottstown.
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Published in The Mercury from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2012
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