(Published in The Mercury
from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2018.)
Thomas L. Heflybower
Thomas L. Heflybower, widower of "Chickie" Diemer Heflybower, passed away early Monday morning at his home on Grandview Avenue in Pottstown.
Tom was born at home in Linfield, PA to the late Edwin and Maybelle Heflybower. He graduated from Spring City High School, his sister receiving his diploma for him because he was in Belgium at the time having enlisted in the Merchant Marines. His ship brought home some of the first soldiers who were returning from WWII.
He worked as a mechanic at Sunny Slope Dairy until his early retirement due to a bought of encephalitis which left him legally blind. Despite his handicap, he spent many years digging for old bottles with his best friend Mac. He was an avid Phillies fan and enjoyed listening to the ball games on his pocket radio that he carried with him everywhere.
He is survived by two daughters, Kym Heflybower, wife of Edwin Androwick of Douglassville, PA, Jacqui Bailey, wife of William Bailey Jr., Pottstown, PA, 20 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1great, great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, "Chickie", His brothers, George and Eddie, his sister, Frances Jones, his son, Thomas S. Heflybower, granddaughter, Jane Christman and great great granddaughter, Mia Noel.
(Published in The Mercury|
from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2012.)
Corrien Ann "Chickie" (Diemer) Heflybower
Corrien Ann "Chickie" (Diemer) Heflybower, 83, of Pottstown, Pa., formerly of Spring City, Pa., and New Port Ritchie, Fla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. She was the wife of Thomas Heflybower, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage.
Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Geraldine (Tyson) Diemer.
Chickie was a 1946 Spring City High school graduate. She was an extremely gifted artist and had a passion for making beautiful ceramics.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Jacqui Bailey, wife of William Bailey Jr., and Kym Heflybower, wife of Edwin Androwick, of Pottstown, and one sister, Nancy Krauss, of Spring City.
Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased in death by her son, Thomas S Heflybower, husband of Sheila Flower, her sister, Jacquelyn Cody, and granddaughter, Jane Christman, wife of Scott Walters.
Arrangements are being handled by Houck and Gofus Funeral Home Inc.