Christopher J. Gantert, 45

Christopher J. Gantert, 45, of Spring City, passed away peacefully surrounded by those who loved him most on Wednesday March 9, 2022 at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Anita M. (Barkman) Watkins and George M. Gantert.

Chris will be missed most for his charming and playful spirit, which he shared graciously with anyone who was lucky enough to cross his path. When Chris wasn’t working on the power lines as an IBEW 126 Equipment Operator (nicknamed “Gravy”), he enjoyed various hobbies, as he excelled at anything he decided to pick up. Chris took every opportunity he had to meet up with friends and brother, George, on the golf course, often with his son Mark in tow. In the summer, he floated countless miles “slayin’ em” while fishing on rivers in the tri-state area. Chris valued time with his sons (who affectionately referred to him as “Gipper the Ripper”) above all else, and that was immediately evident to all who knew him no matter how brief. He managed to make that time count when he found and maintained sobriety 11 years ago. As a dedicated father, Chris almost never missed a game in spite of his work, which was demanding of both his time and energy. He was often the most animated spectator at any and all of his sons’ sporting events as his passion for his children was unmatched and palpable. He took pride in giving his sons all the experiences and joy he could afford like taking annual trips to Dewey Beach where they enjoyed long days in the water (the rougher, the better) and nights at the Go-Cart racing park. At the end of each day, he looked forward to settling down and enjoying his evening with his long time girlfriend, Danielle (Lovie).

Surviving along with his parents are his two sons Mark and Christopher Gantert; brothers George and Matt Gantert; girlfriend Danielle Almond; and step-father Jack Watkins.

Chris was predeceased by his brother Mark Gantert.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday March 16, 2022 at 11:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, LLC., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Interment will follow at St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9:00-11:15 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made out to Anita Watkins at P.O Box 120, Parkerford PA 19475 to support his sons’ future endeavors in higher education.

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We are all blessed to have known Chris. He truly is a shining light that shines just a little bit brighter than most, and that’s one of the things that makes him so memorable. My condolences to all who have had the pleasure of knowing him.

~ Chris Place
3/16/2022 10:30:49 AM

Chris always made me smile, rain or shine. He was a true class-act and will be missed. I know he is resting in a good place.

~ Michael Inforzato
3/15/2022 9:30:33 PM

I’m so sorry. My sincere condolences to your family.

~ Jim Jolly
3/15/2022 1:48:10 PM

We just moved from next door to Chris and Dani our heart breaks for you all. May God bless you all and remember everyday is a gift. I will keep you all everyday in our prayers. Memories never go away.

~ Eardley Family Pottstown, PA
3/14/2022 10:27:14 PM

To the Gantert family and the close loved ones, I offer the most sincere condolences. I have no words other than my prayers for his soul and you will see him again in God's Heaven. God Bless, Jack Wadsworth

~ Jack Wadsworth Birdsboro, PA
3/14/2022 6:06:55 PM

Danielle, we know that Chris and his boys were the love of your life, and we are so sorry about this horrible sudden loss. We are all here for you with whatever you may need, lean on us!! Much love, Bob, Stacey, Ashley, Ricky and the girls

~ Stacey Levengood
3/14/2022 10:23:36 AM

We were never fortunate enough to meet Chris, but many of his loved ones and family are dear to our heart. Our prayers and love are with you all. Matt & April Koss

~ April koss
3/13/2022 7:37:08 PM

Anita, Jack and to Chris’ boys , we are so very shocked and saddened to hear of your loss of Chris. Chris was so charming and fun loving as well as hard working . Chris touched a lot of people’s lives and he will be mourned and missed by all.

~ Janis Watkins Lewes, DE
3/13/2022 3:22:23 PM

Dani, I am so sorry for your loss. Your tribute was beautiful. I’m sending you prayers, hugs and lots of love. ??

~ Gina Carfagno Narberth, PA
3/13/2022 3:18:15 PM

Anita , Very sorry for your loss son Christopher , you all family in our ???? Prayer we shocked to heard about Chris . , my son Jonathan just told me today . We always remember you all in my heart We love you ???? , anything need , email ??????????

~ Greg & Jeanette Boice and family Pottstown, PA
3/13/2022 1:55:48 PM

You will be missed but forever loved. My heart goes out to your family and loved ones.

~ Gabrielle
3/13/2022 9:05:16 AM

So sad to read this. Love and prayers.

~ Maria Zieglerville, PA
3/13/2022 8:27:28 AM

Anita,Jack & Family: We are so sorry for your loss.We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

~ Kathy
3/12/2022 8:33:43 PM

Chris was always fun to be around! May he RIP!

~ James Franey
3/12/2022 8:28:56 PM

My heart hurts for you and your family. He was a great kid and wonderful son. He will be missed. Donna

~ Donna M. Walther KING OF PRUSSIA, PA
3/12/2022 7:29:06 PM

Anita…sorry for you and your families loss

~ Debbie Schaeffer
3/12/2022 4:51:35 PM