Earl J. Boehmer, 85, of Pottstown, husband of the late Shirley J. (Jacobs) Boehmer, passed away on Saturday, March 27 at his home.

Born in Rock Glen, he was the son of the late Harry and Sadie (Schlauch) Boehmer.

Earl was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pottstown and was a US Army veteran. He loved being on stage, performing with the Reading Community Players and most recently performed with the Senior Follies at the Steel River Playhouse. Earl graduated from Black Creek Township High School in 1952. He received his degree in business education from Bloomsburg State Teachers College in 1958 and his master’s in education from Temple University in 1964. He taught at Pottsgrove High School for 37 years and always said he never worked a day in his life. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be sadly missed.

He is survived by his children James E. Boehmer, husband of Kathryn, John P. Boehmer, husband of Rebecca, Jean Heffelfinger, wife of Ronald, and Jeffrey Boehmer, husband of Michele; grandchildren Phil, Stephen, Scott, Tyler, Katie, Megan, Samantha, Courtney, Jay, and Zach; and great grandchildren Caleb, Leah, Emma, Ayden, Morgan, Brady, and Natalie.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 2, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, LLC., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pottsgrove School District in memory of Earl Boehmer for their Drama and Theater Programs.

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