John Michael Wright “Rhino”, 66, husband of Deborah Ann (Koch) Wright, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at his home in Pottstown.

Born in Phoenixville, he was the son of the late John Wright and Marian (Shaffer) Wright. In his youth, John spent the Christmas season at Wetherill Christmas Tree Farm working with his family. John's time there fostered his love of the outdoors.

John loved hunting and fishing with Kevin and Mason. His trips to the mountains with the guys during deer season were always a favorite. John enjoyed starting his days with coffee and reading the newspaper followed by eggs and toast for breakfast! Crossword puzzles, watching sports, and taking care of Abbie were his daily "chores." John loved visiting Maryland to watch Michael coach football. More recently, John loved spending time with his four grandchildren. Always the instigator of silly faces and inappropriate noises, PopPop was the life of the party for his grandkids! John and Deb, high school sweethearts, savored time with family and friends. John was a member of The Famous Bucktown Boosters and a lifetime member of the Pottstown Quoit Club.

Surviving along with his wife Deborah of 44 years, is his mother Marian, and his sons Michael Wright, husband of Melissa, and Kevin Wright, husband of Devon; sisters Karen Smith, wife of Brian, and Nancy Sapone, wife of Nicholas; sister-in-law Linda Stetler; brother-in-law Chuck Loshnowsky, husband of Nicki; grandchildren Mason, Warren, Finley, and Gabriel Wright; along with several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 3:30PM at Catagnus Funeral Home (711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, PA 19464). Burial will be held privately by the family. A visitation will also be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 2:00-3:30pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lankenau Medical Center Transplant Unit (100 E Lancaster Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine (3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104), or Gift of Life Donor Program (401 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123) in John’s name.

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So sad to hear of Rhino's passing but smiling thinking of the great times growing up and coming of age together. He came from good people and he's leaving good people ??

~ Bill Strubilla Pottstown, PA
3/17/2022 9:51:40 PM

So Sorry to hear this. The Wright Family is in our Thoughts and Prayers.

~ Ronnie Kay Valentine Stevensville, MD
3/16/2022 8:32:03 AM

Debbie Mardie and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be keeping you and your family in prayer

~ Sharon loshnowsky peru, IN
3/15/2022 7:11:30 AM

I have no idea why there are question marks on my enter of condolences. I am sorry.

~ Christine L Miller
3/14/2022 9:34:46 PM

I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We were in the same class in high school. I was a cheerleader and I used to cheer for his success in sports. We really cheered him on during his wrestling matches. I am sending my condolences to Deb, his wife and soulmate. So much love for his family and friends. John’s light will shine forever . May he rest in peace in heaven!??????

~ Christine L Miller Birdsboro, Pa
3/14/2022 9:29:01 PM

My thoughts and prayers to Deb and family??

~ Diane Lott
3/14/2022 8:46:40 PM

I was saddened to hear of your loss. Please know how very sorry I am. My prayers are with you Debbie and your family. Shawn

~ Shawn Shober (Schwenk)
3/14/2022 8:15:27 PM

Debbie, Mike and Kevin so sorry to here about John. I have a lot of great memories of him and all of you at NorChester. May God hold all of you in his loving arms. Thoughts and Prayers.

~ Judy Hahn Glenmoore, PA
3/14/2022 7:13:26 PM

Deb and Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Rhino's passing. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Hopefully, he and Stick are having a cold one and playing quiots! May God give you peace. Fondly, Deb Bednar

~ Bednar Debra The Villages, FL
3/14/2022 2:30:29 PM

Treasure the many years of good memories you shared with John. May he rest in peace and be pain free .... Until you meet again my friend.

~ LuAnn Kalamon
3/14/2022 1:46:39 PM

My condolences to Deb and family. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

~ Hattie Terkowski Gilbertsville, Pa
3/14/2022 1:04:09 PM

Kevin and Mike, Pam and I send our sympathies. Your Dad was always a great guy to talk after the Kent Island games

~ Mark Jenkins Chester, MD
3/14/2022 12:58:36 PM

I am so sorry to hear about John. He was always happy and smiling. He will be missed by all especially his family.

~ Robin Olock Pottstown, Pa
3/14/2022 12:26:54 PM

Mike and Kevin-so sad to read the news of your Dad’s passing. He was such a nice guy (huge and scary when we were kids-but always nice). The loss of an awesome Dad is a tough heartbreak. I hope that you are surrounded with his loving memories that will last a lifetime. Thoughts and prayers for your entire family. ??

~ Michele (Yonkovitch) Kent
3/14/2022 11:13:15 AM

Dear Melissa and Mike, Jack and I send our love and deepest condolences . Ellen and Jack

~ Ellen Kelly and Jack Barry
3/14/2022 8:27:19 AM

My thoughts and love are with you Deb. Wrap yourself tightly in the blanket of love you and John created over 44 years of loving and living and may your beautiful memories give you strength and comfort.

~ Bambi Christman
3/14/2022 7:31:02 AM