Shirley L. (Bush) DeBlase, 89, wife of Ronald DeBlase Sr., passed away peacefully on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Pottstown Manor Care.
Born in Douglass Township, Berks County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence C. Bush and Frances (Kaldenbach) Bush.
Shirley was the past President of the Elk’s Doe Club. She loved sewing, quilting, and cooking. Shirley worked at Firestone, was later the secretary at St. John’s UCC in Pottstown, and then worked at Little John’s in Stowe and Douglassville. She also worked at Manor Care in Pottstown. The DeBlase Family would like to send a special thank you to Pottstown Manor Care for their care and compassion they showed Shirley over the years.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ronald DeBlase Sr., are her children Ronald DeBlase Jr., Michael DeBlase, Kim DeBlase, Jill DeBlase, and Brad DeBlase, husband of Kelly; grandchildren Rachel, wife of Josh Stierly, Mark DeBlase, husband of Christine, Jonathon DeBlase, husband of Michelle, Marlee DeBlase, Hunter DeBlase, and Evan DeBlase; great grandchildren Lydia and Alex Simpson, and Jacob and Vivien Stierly. She is predeceased by her brothers Robert Bush and Clarence “Buddy” Bush, and her sisters Janet Bush and Barbara Yanusko.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home (711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, PA 19464). Visitation will also be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately by the family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Department at Manor Care- Pottstown (724 N Charlotte St, Pottstown, PA 19464 Attention: Isetta) in Shirley’s name.

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