Stephen E. Pogash, a King of Prussia resident and former resident of Bridgeport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, February 27, 2013 at his residence with his loving family at his side at the age of 89.|
Mr. Pogash, while living in Centralia, Columbia County was employed as a coal miner for Raven Run Coal Mines. After moving to Bridgeport he was then employed by the Budd Co., formerly of Bridgeport.
He was a faithful member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church of Swedesburg and a Life Member of The Parish Holy Name Society. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II serving as a Tech 5 with the 99th Quartermaster Co. in Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe and the Battle of the Buldge. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Medal. EAME Theater Service Medal W/3 Bronze Stars and The World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of Lynch Gugie Cheppa Liptock Lupotsky Post 608 American Legion of Wilburton, Pa. and enjoyed carpentry. Above all, Mr. Pogash enjoyed being with and doing things with his family.
Born in Centralia, Columbia County on April 24, 1923, he was the son of the late Albert and Veronica (Royac) Pogash.
Surviving is his loving wife of 64 years: Mary (Lapotsky) Pogashl three daughters: Mary Theresa Behl, and her husband Pradeep, of Windham, N.H., Donna Gillam, and her husband Kirk, of King of Prussia, and Francine Simmons, and her husband John, of King of Prussia; grandchildren: Meghan DiMaio, and her husband Rich, Jeffrey Simmons, and his Fiancé Valerie, Daniel Simmons and Arun Behl; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers: Stanley Pogash, of Ashland and Thomas Pogash, of Phoenixville
He was preceded in death by two brothers: Frank and John Pogash and 4 sisters: Helen Kane, Stella Britch, Mary Kane and Theresa Pogash.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Jefferson St. Swedesburg. Fr. Tadeusz Gorka, Parochial Administrator, will officiate. Interment will be in St. Augustine Cemetery, King of Prussia.
Relatives and friends may call on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Bernard S. Gutkowski Funeral Home, Inc., 305 Jefferson St. Swedesburg, Upper Merion Twp. or on Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:50 A.M. at the church.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Montgomery Einstein Hospice, 25 W. Fornance St. Norristown, Pa. 19401.
Published in The Times Herald on Mar. 1, 2013