In memory of
Shirley J. Melcher
Shirley J. (Weiss) Melcher, 80, of Boyertown, PA, widow of Martin “Pep” J. Melcher, died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Reading Hospital. Born in Colebrookdale Twp., she was a daughter of the late Cora (Kauffman) and Warren Weiss. Shirley was a 1954 graduate of Boyertown High School. She worked for Pillsbury in Pennsburg for over 35 years in the canning department. She was a member of St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church in Boyertown. Shirley was a life member of the Gabelsville Athletic Association. She was also a member of Pike Township Sportsmen’s Association. Shirley enjoyed cooking for the family. Surviving are three sons, James M. Melcher of Lebanon, Robert A. Melcher, husband of Cindy L. of Boyertown and William C., husband of Sandy T. of Boyertown; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Deanne and Zachary; two great-granddaughters, Jillian and Delaney; two sisters, Jane Fetterman and Barbara Crossley and one brother Leroy Weiss. She was predeceased by one granddaughter, Samantha A. Melcher; one brother Warren Weiss and one sister Nancy Frantz. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11AM at Morrell Funeral Home Inc., 124 West Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Boyertown. A viewing will be held from 9:30-11AM Monday morning at the funeral home.
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