Charles E. Kropp, 83

Charles E. Kropp, 83, of Pottstown, husband of Maryanna Patricia (Kowalczyk) Kropp passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday April 6, 2022, at Pottstown Hospital.

Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Charles C. and Eileen (Hoffert) Kropp.

Chuck was a 1956 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High school. Upon graduation he served in the US Navy. He worked as an auditor for Transamerica until his retirement in 2004. Chuck’s Catholic faith was an integral part of his life. He was the sacristan at St. Aloysius Church for 26 years. He also served as a lector and minister of the Eucharist and as an inaugural member of the parish council. He was a 3rd Degree member in the Knight of Columbus. Chuck also faithfully participated in the annual Men of Malvern retreat. Service to the community was also important to Chuck. He served on the Pottstown borough council for 4 years, and the Pottstown zoning hearing board for 24 years. He also served on the Interfaith Emergency Service Board. He served Scout Troop 249 for 13 years as a scoutmaster, committee member and cubmaster. Chuck was a member of American Legion Post 244. He volunteered for the Red Cross district team and blood mobile, and the Southeastern Veteran’s Center in Spring City. Chuck also enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.

Chuck and Maryanna would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on April 11th. Surviving along with his wife are sons Joe Kropp husband of Maria, and Edward C. Kropp Sr. husband of Marsi; daughter Maria Greenberg wife of Rick; grandchildren Kaitlyn, Holly, Edward Jr., Marissa, Brooke, Brian, and Mike; great grandchildren Ella, Haley, and Edward III; sisters Sr. Regina Kropp, Margaret Stetz, and Eileen Sink.

Along with his parents, Chuck was predeceased by his brother Robert Kropp.

A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, May 14th, 2022, at 11:00 AM at St. Aloysius Church, 223 Beech St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church gathering center. Interment will be private at Indiantown National Cemetery, Annville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ memory to Tunnels to Towers Foundation at

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Sorry to hear of our loss, the world will not be the same. It was a honor to serve on the American Legion Honor Guard with Charlie. God bless and keep him safe.

~ John Fry Birdsboro, PA
5/11/2022 10:56:32 AM

So sorry to hear of a loss ofa family man and a great communnity leader.

~ James Weinsteiger Pottstown, PA
5/8/2022 2:12:01 PM

So sorry for your loss to the Kropp family. Losing a close family member is so hard.

~ Richard Deets
4/28/2022 4:51:45 PM

Our family sends our sympathy for your great loss. What a beautiful soul your husband and dad was…and is. The world’s loss is heaven’s gain. As I grew up, I saw a good Catholic man who wore a smile on his face and always a willing hand to help others. As I grew up, I remember your dad and my dad talking around St. Aloysius fondly. What great intercessors we all have. May God give you all peace. Love, Paul, Maura & Jonathan Jabaley

~ Maura Jabaley (McLaughlin)
4/27/2022 8:21:12 PM