Craig S. Gamler, 47, of Boyertown, Colebrookdale Twp., husband of Dawn A. (Carpenter) Gamler of 28 years, passed away on Tuesday at his home after a battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of Russell A. Gamler and Gladys I. (Leh) Oppelt.

Surviving is son Adam C. Gamler, and daughter Julie M. Gamler; brother Dean A. Gamler, husband of Liz; and sister Karen D. (Gamler) Soffa, wife of Todd. Also surviving is step-mother Janice I. Gamler, step-father Joseph Oppelt and step brothers Randy Oppelt, husband of Denise, Michael Oppelt, husband of Lisa, and Ronnie Oppelt.

Craig worked at the family business Drum Construction for 11 years and at A. W. Mercer for 30 years. He was a die hard Mets fan, enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching dirt track racing at Grandview and loved taking trips to the casinos. He was a loving husband and father and will be sadly missed.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 11AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Friends may call on Saturday from 9AM to 10:45 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Craig’s name to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002-2755.

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