Arthur John Gamler, 93, formerly of Pikeville, died Monday, May 13, 2019 in The Villa at Douglassville, where he had been a resident since November, 2017.
Born in his Pike Township residence on January 2, 1926, he was a son of the late Levi Hiram Gamler and Minnie Adora (Hilbert) Gamler.
He was married June 7, 1947 to Gloria Faye (Moyer) Gamler, who died March 31, 2003.
Arthur was a member of St. Paul’s Lobach’s Lutheran Church, Oley Township.
He was employed as a pipe molder and machine operator with Eastern Foundry for over 40 years, retiring in 1990.
Arthur is survived by four children: Diane J. (Gamler), wife of David E. Schaeffer of Exeter Township; David J., husband of Ruth A. (Jacob) Gamler of Washington Township; Shirley A. (Gamler), wife of Richard G. Frey of Colebrookdale Township and Susan R. (Gamler), wife of Kevin M. Heimbach of Colebrookdale Township.
Other survivors include 10 grandchildren: Theresa L. “Teri” (Gamler), wife of Rusty Miller of Pottstown; Stacy A. (Frey), wife of Brian Stauffer of Colebrookdale Township; Scott D., husband of Lucinda S. (Howell) Schaeffer of Sinking Spring; Melissa E. (Frey), wife of William Cherkasky of Douglassville; Julie B. (Gamler), wife of Stanley T. Veneski of Spring Township; Gregory N. Schaeffer of St. Peter’s Village, Chester County; Steven D. Gamler of Emmaus, Lehigh County; Keith M. Wolfrey of Erie, PA; Ayden J. Heimbach of Colebrookdale Township and Kaylee M. Heimbach of Colebrookdale Township.
He was the proud grandfather of 10 great grandchildren.
Arthur is also survived by two siblings: Robert M., husband of Anna “Pat” (Rothrock) Gamler of Alburtis and Anna M. (Gamler), wife of Elmer Bechtel of Pike Township.
He was predeceased by six siblings: Bertha May Weller, Charles Franklin Gamler, Clarence Monroe Gamler, Carl Merlin Gamler, Earl Warren Gamler and Allen Leroy Gamler.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Brookdale Hospice for the care their father received, and to The Keystone Villa staff for making his past 18 months a good experience.
Services will be held Friday, May 17th at 11:00 am in Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 423 Main Street, Oley.
A viewing will be held Friday, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am in the funeral home.
Burial will be in Lobach’s Cemetery, Lobachsville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul’s (Lobach’s) Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 199, Oley, PA 19547 or to Brookdale Hospice, 955 Old Eagle School Road, Suite 315, Wayne, PA 19087.
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