ROGER D. VILLANO OF WEST POTTSGROVE TWP. A Funeral Mass for Roger D. Villano, husband of Phyllis (Maddaloni) Villano of West Pottsgrove Township, who passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2016, will be held in St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother R.C.C., 127 East Howard St., Stowe, PA on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Noon. Family and friends may call from 10:30-11:45 a.m. prior to mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Aloysius New Cemetery. Born in Birdsboro, Berks Co., he was the son of the late Daniel M. Villano and Adeline (Ruano) Villano. He was the township Manager of West Pottsgrove for 21 years, retiring in 2004. He held a Bachelor’s Degree from Ursinus College and The Reading Business Institute, electronics research division. He was one of the original coaches of the Stowe Youth Organization baseball program in the 1960s and coached the M&M Rams Football organization in the 1970s. Roger was a member of the Montgomery, Chester, Berks Municipal Management Association, the Southeastern PA Municipal Managers Association & Building Official & Code Administrator International. Mr. Villano was instrumental in the transition of West Pottsgrove Township, going from a converted house as its offices to the present complex located at 980 Grosstown Road in Stowe. He also spearheaded Grosstown Road railroad bridge and collection of tipping fees for West Pottsgrove Township from Waste Management. Mr. Villano is survived by two sons, Kevin of Stowe and Anthony and his wife Denys of Exton; daughter Jacqueline, wife of Tim McNamara of Pottstown, and daughter Jodi, wife of David Zajac, and a sister, Joyce of Birdsboro. Also surviving him are granddaughters, Morgan and Madison, and grandsons, Nicholas and Eric Villano. He loved his family and enjoyed watching grandchildren in sporting events. He spent hours listening to all kinds of music and watching TV. He was an avid toy train collector and classic car enthusiast. ‘Pop’ will be truly missed. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful R.C.C. memorial fund, 127 East Howard St., Stowe, PA 19464 or to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3440 Market St., Ste. 410, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Warker-Troutman Funeral Home, 726 E. High St., Pottstown, PA is in charge of arrangements. To view obituaries or to send condolences go to www.warkertroutmanfuneralhome.com
Published by The Mercury from Apr. 4 to Apr. 5, 2016.