Rochelle R. (Rhoads) Schanely, 82, wife of the late Howard S. Schanely Jr., passed away peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Pottstown Hospital.
Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Walton S. Rhoads and Louise S. (Reigner) Rhoads.
Rochelle graduated from Boyertown High School. She then served as the secretary for the Boyertown Area School District. Rochelle was later employed as the secretary at St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown for many years. She was very fond of playing Pinochle with her friends and was also an avid reader.
Surviving is her son Mark Schanely, husband of Kelley; and sister Mary Leeper, wife of Dennis.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home (1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525) with Rev. Eugene Zaiser officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will also be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 AM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of Boyertown (409 S Reading Ave, Boyertown, PA 19512) in Rochelle’s name.