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BERT DAIKELER Bert C. Daikeler, 83, of Blooming Glen, died Saturday, January 7, 2012 in Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown. He was the husband of Dorrie Wolford Daikeler. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Josef and Helena (Thyroff) Daikeler and the stepson of Martha Piontka Daikeler. A graduate of Lower Merion High School, he entered the Coast Guard in 1945. He served on a troop ship in the Philippines and was discharged in 1946. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 1952, after which he partnered with his brother, Raymond to form Daikeler Associates until 1978. His interest in politics led him to serve as a member of the Montgomery Township (PA) Board of Supervisors from 1965 to 1971, where he served as Chairman for three years. In 1979, he served as President of the New Hope Chamber of Commerce. He was an elected member of the 53rd Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1981 through 1983. He was also a member of the North Penn Hospital Board of Directors from 1976 to 2002, serving as Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2002. Bert's love of music and theater began as Narrator of the Now Time Singers, a 1970's music group featuring popular/spiritual music. This led him to become co-owner of the Bucks County Playhouse until 1982. He was well known for his humorous curtain speeches and frequent cameo appearances. He currently was the Commander of the Hartzell - Crouthamel American Legion Post No. 280, Perkasie, a member of the East Rockhill Township Planning Commission and worked for the Doylestown Intelligencer until shortly before his death. Bert was an avid sailor, a collector of orchids, a pilot, worked with stained glass, a coin collector, loved his Morgan horse and was a member of the Rottweiler Club. Surviving along with his wife Dorrie, are three daughters, Carol McGilloway, and her husband, Robert, of Oreland, Kathy Bogle, and her husband, Rick, of Doylestown, and Lisa Zawislak and her husband, Chris, of Doylestown; eleven grandchildren; a brother, Raymond and his wife, Sharon, Alexander Daikeler of Ewing, NJ; a sister, Linda and her husband, Douglas Martz, Sr., of Springfield, VA; two stepchildren, Kate Lane, of Perkasie and Ross Wolford and his wife, Elisa, of Fleetwood; two nieces; and five nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Daikeler and his wife, Jean Senft Daikeler Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service to be held Saturday, January 14 at 10AM in Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 Old Bethlehem Road, (Off Rt. 313) Perkasie, PA 18944, where friends may call from 9 to 10AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church at the above address. Arrangements are by the Bernard Suess Funeral Home, Inc. Perkasie. www.suessfuneralhome.net

Published in The Reporter on Jan. 9, 2012
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