Obituary of Donald L. Stouch Jr.
Donald Lester Stouch Jr., 81, of Gilbertsville, PA, passed away on May 10, 2022, at Phoenixville Hospital. Born in Pottstown, PA, on April 30, 1941, Don was the son of the late Donald Lester Stouch Sr. and Dorothy Vera (Brynan) Stouch.
Don proudly served in the United States Navy until his honorable discharge in 1962, and shortly thereafter began working for Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. After his time with Firestone, Don worked as a plant engineer for Gudebrod, Inc. Don worked for various places over the years, but eventually retired in 1999 from Stanley Tools after 27 years. Don was a skilled machinist, licensed electrician, general tradesman, and jack-of-all-trades. Outside of work, Don enjoyed fishing, boating, and in his early years, showing horses. Most of all, Don loved spending time with his family who meant the world to him.
Don is lovingly remembered by his wife, Mary (Levesque) Stouch; his children, Joni (& James) Crater, Donald (& Cheryl) Stouch III, and Joshua (& Kimberlee) Stouch; his grandchildren, Chelsea, Kearsten, Dominick, Jordan, and Brenna; his stepson, Peter (& Christine) Bryant; and his sister, Dottie Rulli.
In addition to his parents, Don is predeceased by his first wife, Jo Ann Stouch; his brothers, Timmie Stouch and Gary Stouch; and his Cockatiel, Dweeb.
A viewing will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Entombment with military honors will take place after the service at Highland Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave., Pottstown, PA 19464.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Don’s memory to Gilbertsville Fire & Rescue Company, 1454 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA. Online donations may be made at https://gilbertsvillefireandrescue.org/.