Robert E. “ Reds” or “Butch” Mathias Jr., 67, of Stowe, passed away on Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Congo, PA, he was the son of Emmaline (Endy) Mathias and the late Robert Mathias Sr.

Surviving with his mother are sons Dean, Robert and Todd Mathias; daughters Shelley Minner, Teri Rowley, Lori Reitz, Lisa Mauger and Niki Geisinger; brother Stanley Mathias; sister Nancy Harris; 24 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and companion Carla Stepsie. Along with his father he is predeceased by his brothers Ralph and Todd Mathias.

Robert was a member of both Gilbertsville Fire Company and West End Fire Company and enjoyed fishing. He was naturally talented in working with his hands in construction and building and had no formal training.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, 10AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown with Rev. Matt Heckman officiating. Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories. Friends may call on Friday from 9AM to 10AM at the funeral home.

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