Rodney Stalnecker Sr.

Obituary of Rodney D. Stalnecker Sr.

Rodney Douglas Stalnecker Sr., 95, of Birdsboro, PA, passed away on November 23, 2022, at Sanatoga Center. He was the husband of Martha Mae (Long) Stalnecker, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage.


Born in Reading, PA, on March 21, 1927, Rodney was the son of the late Walter and Kathryn (Faust) Stalnecker.


Rodney served in the United States Navy and worked as an auto mechanic for most of his life. He was a hard worker who worked six days a week to provide for his family; he always looked forward to Sundays when he and his family took leisurely drives and created countless memories. In his spare time, Rodney enjoyed fishing and drag racing at his home track, Maple Grove Raceway, and other tracks throughout Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey. Beyond all else, Rodney loved the time he spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His family meant the world to him, and he will be deeply missed!


Rodney is lovingly remembered by his wife, Martha Stalnecker; his children, Janet (& Ricky) Orlando, Catherine (& Michael) Hinkle, Rodney (& Cheryl) Stalnecker Jr., Samuel Stalnecker, and Thomas (& Rachel Houck) Stalnecker Sr.; his grandchildren, Heather, Michael, Kyle, Rodney III, Eric, Amanda, Samuel II, Mark, and Thomas Jr.; and his great-grandchildren, Alissa, Aubri, Samuel III, Desiree, and Faith.


In addition to his parents, Rodney was predeceased by his daughter, Deborah Bobb; his sister, Marie Beidler; and his brother, Keith Stalnecker.


A viewing will take place on November 29, 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. Interment with military honors will take place after the service at Highland Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave., Pottstown, PA 19464.