Vivian B. Via

Vivian B. (Smith) Via, 91, of Pottstown, PA passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018, at Parkhouse Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.


She was born in Whitwell, TN on October 19, 1926. She spent more than 70 years of her life in Pottstown and was a member of Wesleyan Christian Church.


Vivian is survived by five children, Kenneth Via, husband of Carolyn, Gilbertsville, PA; Jerry Via, Shillington, PA; Maria Bleile, wife of Charles, Pottstown, PA; David Via, Kingston, TN; and Samantha Via, Pottstown, PA; ten grandchildren, Tina Via-Fry, Michael Via, Jeremy Gerber, Janelle Grimm, Desiree Peterman, D.J. Via, Blake Via, Angela Dement, Nicholas Dement, and Jordan Dement. She is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren.


Vivian was employed at the former Mrs. Smith Pies, Teleflex, and Professional Pharmacy.


Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464 will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at