Earl J. “Sonny” Goodolf, 69, husband of the late Mary E. (Derby) Goodolf, of Mount Pleasant, SC, formerly of Boyertown, passed away on Sunday, May 16th at home.

Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Earl L. Goodolf and Margaret (Heffner) Hartman.

Earl was a US Navy veteran serving from 1958 to 1961 where he was stationed on the USS Forrestal. He was a member of the Pottstown YMCA and former member of ST. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown and the American Legion. He loved to play golf and baseball and enjoyed walking and running.

He is survived by his son Mark Varady of Stowe, daughter Roxanne Brown of Pottstown, brothers Barry Goodolf of Reading, Dale Hartman of Pottstown, Jim “Rick” Hartman of Lancaster, sisters Joanne Hartman-Granofsy of Albright, WV and Gloria Fontana of Pottstown; grandchildren Matthew and Kris Goodolf, Alyssa and Mike Brown and DJ and Jason Gilbert; 1 great granddaughter and special friend KC, his pet Yorkie. Along with his wife and parents, he is predeceased by his son Earl J. Goodolf Jr., and step-daughter Diane Gilbert.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 10:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Joanne Hartman-Granofsky officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Earl’s name to Catagnus Funeral Home, 711 N Franklin Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 to help with funeral expenses.

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