Mary A. Bechtel

January 29, 1921June 6, 2012

Mary A. (Reese) Bechtel, 91, widow of George S. Bechtel of Nottingham, formerly of Boyertown passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in the Reading Hospital, West Reading, PA.

Born in Lehigh County she was the daughter of the late Mark M and Laura (Grim) Reese.

Mary was a 1938 graduate of Boyertown High School. She attended Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Boyertown. For 25 years she was a sales clerk at Bause’s Drug Store, Boyertown.

She is survived by a daughter, Georganne R., wife of James B. Shepherd of Nottingham; a son, James R., husband of Rebecca Bechtel of Fleetwood; three sisters, Ruth, wife of Harold Endy of Douglassville, Jane, wife of George Burfete of Boyertown and Helen, widow of Malcolm Balmer of Boyertown; three grandchildren, James R. Bechtel, II of Fleetwood, Samuel E. Ray of Pittsburgh and Leah Cooper of Fleetwood and one great-grandson Damian M. Ray of Fleetwood. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Reese.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Fairview Cemetery, 317 West Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown. Reverend Dennis Christie will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Arrangements are being handled by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 111 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA.

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  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mary A. Bechtel

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Janeen Adil

June 13, 2012

I was so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that your grief is shared. May the God of everlasting love comfort you all.

June 13, 2012

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time."
Frank and Anita S. Bowman (Nottingham, PA)

Linda & Chuck Lewis

June 12, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.