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John W. Detwiler

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JOHN DETWILER John W. Detwiler, 70, of Linfield, formerly of Norristown and a longtime resident of Hatfield, passed away unexpectedly December 22, 2011 at Phoenixville Hospital. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of nineteen years, Jean L. Detwiler, who died in 2007. Born June 30, 1941 in Norristown, John was the son of the late John C. and Pearl G. (Ruth) Detwiler. John was a 1959 graduate of Norristown Area High School, and he went on to attend Drexel University. He honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. Mr. Detwiler was a longtime salesman for various local companies, and he currently worked for Fecera's Furniture in Collegeville. John's greatest joy was being with his family. He was a sports enthusiast, and he especially loved playing golf. John enjoyed listening to music, traveling, visiting the Caribbean, and spending time at his home in Florida. John is survived by four children, Marnie B. D'Orazio and her husband, Tom, of Limerick, J. Scott Detwiler and his wife, Robin, of Norristown, Jennifer Crawford and her husband, Ron, of Hatfield, and Susan Lane of Lansdale; six grandchildren, J. Scott Detwiler, Jr., Nickolas J. Detwiler, Crystal L. Bessey, Avery Crawford, Emily Crawford, and Jayda Grace Boyd; and three great-grandchildren, Angelina, Dylan, and Jorden. He is also survived by two sisters, Carolyn Nilson and her husband, Noel, of Cleveland, OH and Jeanne DeYcaza and her husband, Manuel, of Forest Hills, NY, and three nieces and nephews, Eric Nilson, Kristen Dockendorff, and Carla DeYcaza. Friends may greet the family at 1PM Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 West Main Street, Lansdale. A service to celebrate the life of John will be held 2PM at the church. Interment will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Church Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to the , 125 South 9th St., Suite 202, Phila., PA 19107, in honor of his late wife, Jean. Arrangements are by Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.

Published in The Reporter on Dec. 27, 2011
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