John Overholtzer

John P. Overholtzer Jr.

Monday, October 11th, 1943 - Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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John P. Overholtzer, Jr., 76, of Bechtelsville, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Frederick Living. He was the loving husband of Georgia C. (Texter) Overholtzer, sharing 50 years of marriage together.

Born in Lansdale on October 11, 1943, he was the son of the late John “Paul” Overholtzer, Sr. and Helene (Dean) Faul.

John was a 1961 graduate of North Penn High School and then worked for Harleysville Insurance for 42 years in the programming department.

Throughout John’s life, he found great enjoyment in spending time by and on the water fishing. He was a member of the Delaware Valley Surf Fishing Association and the Hatteras Beach Buggy Association. He was also an avid hunter, tolerated golf and loved traveling and playing cards.

Through John and Georgia’s many adventures and their many winters in Florida, he developed several valued friendships with people from Canada and across the US. From hosting annual picnics to planning vacations to organizing fishing trips; creating memorable moments for his family and many friends was another of his life’s pleasures.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Paulene (Overholtzer) Orner and husband, Charles; nephew, Ken Orner and wife, Patti O’Brien; three nieces, Sherry Poinsett and husband, Bob, Bonnie Croll and husband, Dan and Kimberly Wise and husband, David; brother-in-law, Charles Texter and wife, Janet; many great nieces and great nephews; and his beloved cockapoo, Brandy.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Please join the family to celebrate John’s life on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Spring Valley Village Community Center on Eagles Watch in Bechtelsville (67 Stauffer Rd, Bechtelsville, PA 1950). Visitation begins at 12:00 noon. All are welcome to stay for lunch as we join in fellowship to remember and share our stories. (The entrance to Spring Valley Village is at the intersection of Route 100 and Stauffer Rd.)

The family kindly requests that you dress in causal attire (Jeans and T-Shirt).
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    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 12:00pm
    Spring Valley Village Community Center on Eagles Watch
    67 Stauffer Road
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    The family kindly requests you dress in casual attire. Thank you!


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Dubowchik Jane

Posted at 10:17am
Johnny O. was such a treasure! He taught me & so many others so much about how things worked. With that he had a wonderful sense of humor and unforgettable laugh. He was a gift in so many ways. Love and prayers to Georgia and his family.
Jane Macartney Dubowchik

Pat Freas

Posted at 08:38am
So sorry to hear this Georgia and family....John was such a nice man and always had a smile for everyone. Asking God to hold you and your family extra tight during this difficult time. Hugs, Pat & Jay Freas

Richard Roberts

Posted at 09:28pm
John was a great boss and a good friend. He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

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