Elmer R. Conrad, 83, husband of 60 years to Catherine M. (Hollenbach) Conrad of Douglass Township, Berks County, passed away on Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Allentown. Born in Bechtelsville, he was a son of the late Ida (Ridenauer) Conrad, and the late Elmer E. Conrad.

He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War, a long time truck driver, and he had also been employed for over 20 years at the former Firestone Company of Pottstown. Elmer was a member of Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ in Amityville, and a life member of the Boyertown Friendship Hook & Ladder Company, Gilbertsville Fire Company, and Upper Pottsgrove Township Fire Company # 1.

In addition, he was also a member of the Oley Fire Company, Keystone Fire Company # 1 of Boyertown, Gablesville Athletic Club, Charles B. Yerger American Legion Post of Boyertown, Pikeville Township Sportsmen Association, and Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society. Elmer enjoyed spending time with his family, and driving his tractor.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his sons; E. Robert Conrad, husband of the late Faye, of Jacksonville, Fl., and Gary H. Conrad, husband of Joanne, of Pottstown, his granddaughter; Amanda Conrad, his sister; Elsie Nuss, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Wednesday at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525. Burial will follow at Hill Church Cemetery in Boyertown. Visitation will be on Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.

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