Richard S. Werner, 81, of Pottstown, died peacefully on Tuesday September 20, 2011 surrounded by his loving family at Parkhouse Providence Pointe, Royersford, where he resided since August 12, 2011.

He was the husband of Dorothy (Martin) Werner. They were married 55 years.

Born in Olyphant, PA he was the son of the late Stanley and Helen (Pluta) Werner. He grew up in Peckville, PA and was a graduate of Blakely High School and Temple University. He retired from Gilbert Commonwealth Engineering of Green Hills, as an Engineering Technical Writer. He served in the United States Marine Corp (USMC) during the Korean War as a Marine Staff Sergeant.

Surviving are two sons: Richard S. Werner, Jr. and his wife Margie of Wernersville, PA; Paul G. Werner and his wife Nanette of Fairfax Station, VA. He is survived by five grandchildren: Jessica (Werner) Wood and husband Richard, Rebecca Werner, Sarah Werner, Megan Werner, and Nicholas Werner, and triplet step grandchildren Nicholas, Demetrios, and Michael Kostomiris. He is also survived  by eight great grandchildren: Erin, Brendan, Alexis, Gabrella, Tabitha, William, Annabella, and Dalilah.

He was an avid photographer and train and model railroad enthusiast, and member of the P & R Chapter- National Railway Historical Society.

A funeral service will be celebrated Saturday at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 3640 Schuylkill Rd., Spring City, PA 19475 with Fr. Charles O’Hara officiating. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius New Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9:30- 10:45 AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church at the address above or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.

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