Samuel Schonely

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    - Janet Schaeffer
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    - Rich and Carolyn Schaeffer
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    - Terry & Charlene Starr

Samuel Schonely, 82, of Frederick Living, husband of Mary Louise (March) Schonely, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Pottstown Hospital.

Born in Colebrookdale Twp., he was the son of the late Elwood and Alice (Johnson) Schonely.

Sam was a member of Living Faith Lutheran Church in New Berlinville. He was well known as a real estate

appraiser for over 30 years, working for Brumbach

Associates. Sam enjoyed reading and reciting poetry, was an avid photographer and was a loyal Phillies fan.

Surviving with his wife of 59 years is son, James Schonely, husband of Jennifer; daughter, Kathy Schonely; and grandchildren, Summer and Jay Schonely.

He is predeceased by his brother, Ted Schonely.

A funeral service will be Monday, Sept. 10, 11:00 a.m. at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sam's name to either Living Faith Lutheran Church, 1206 Montgomery Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512 or Vista Adult Services, C/O

Development Office, 1021 Springboard Dr., Hershey, PA 17033 which supports adults with autism.

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Gilbertsville, PA 19525
610-367- 4440
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Published in Reading Eagle on Sept. 8, 2018