May 8, 2012
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Please join me in celebrating the life of Alan H. Werts, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, who passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. If you knew him, you were lucky. He was a son of Frank and Alice Tatem Werts. Born in Philadelphia, he was raised in Boothwyn, Pa. Alan graduated from Chichester High School in 1959, where he met and later married the love of his life, his sweetheart, Barbara Jane Kester. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Air Products, Hanover Township. Alan was a member of the AFL-CIO and the Masonic Lodge 468. He was involved with the Men's Prayer Group at the High Point Church, Larksville. Alan was proud to be a 12th-generation Mayflower descendent and a member of the Pilgrim John Howland Society. He also was a descendant of the Revolutionary War Patriot, Joseph Crocker, Mass. As a young man, Alan enjoyed trips to the beach, playing sports, and working on motors and machinery. He was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan and he enjoyed traveling overseas. He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents and wife, by brothers Frank and John. He is survived by sister, Fran; and brother, Tom. Also survived by his son, Frank, who he taught the best parts of living and how to die with dignity; grandchildren, Ryan and Shawn; his future daughter-in-law, Lynn, and numerous nieces and nephews. May his memory be carried forward by his beloved grandchildren, Ryan and Shawn, and by all who knew him. "He rests with his Love, My Mother, and his Savior, Jesus Christ. May we be so lucky." Funeral arrangements are by the S.J. Grontkowski Funeral Home, Plymouth. Please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneral.com to submit condolences.
Published in Times Leader on May 10, 2012