Richard Fronheiser

Richard R. Fronheiser

Thursday, February 1st, 1934 - Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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Richard R. Fronheiser, 84, of Pennsburg, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quakertown. He was the loving husband of Louise H. (Hammerle) Fronheiser.

Born in Barto, he was one of ten children of the late Lawrence and Marie (Melcher) Fronheiser.

He was a 1953 graduate of Boyertown High School, proudly served in the United States Army for two years and then became a production worker for Occidental Chemical Corporation in Pottstown for many years before retiring.

Richard was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Pennsburg and the Pottstown/Sanatoga American Legion Post 244. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping.

Surviving along with his wife of 60 years, are his three sons, Kevin A. Fronheiser and wife, Brenda, Dean R. Fronheiser and Joseph B. Fronheiser and wife, Michelle; four grandchildren, Stacy, wife of Randy Pursel, Ryan Fronheiser and fiancé, Amanda Roberts, Sydney Fronheiser and Casey Fronheiser; three great-grandchildren, Analeigh, Lily and Hunter Pursel; three brothers, Robert, George and Charlie Fronheiser; and a sister, Anna Wary.

He is predeceased by five brothers, Leo, Paul, John, Ed and Carl Fronheiser.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 1325 Klinerd Rd., Pennsburg PA 18073 with Rev. Robert A. Roncase officiating. Family and friends are invited to a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. at church prior to the services. A burial will be private.

Arrangements entrusted to Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington Street, East Greenville, PA 18041. Offer sympathy to the family at

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Philip Neri Church.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church Pennsburg
    1325 Klinerd Road
    PENNSBURG, PA 18073
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  • Service

    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 11:00am
    St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church Pennsburg
    1325 Klinerd Road
    PENNSBURG, PA 18073
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Robert A. Roncase
  • Interment

    Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
    Rt 663 and Quakertown Road
    PENNSBURG, PA 18073
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Burial will be private at a later date.


Donations are being accepted for: St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church.


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Donna jenkins

Posted at 06:10pm
So sad to hear of Richard passing. I am thankful for the pleasure of knowing such a wonderful person. I pray for comfort for the family and especially Louise. God bless you all.

The staff at Souderton Area District Office

Posted at 10:28am
The hearts of Kevin's friends at Souderton Area School District are with the Fronheiser family in this difficult time. May Richard rest in peace.
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Lisa Evans

Posted at 10:15am
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I was blessed to know Richard and was inspired by him. May you find comfort in your faith and with each other.

Lori and Bill Thomas

Posted at 06:33pm
What a wonderful Uncle! So many fond memories that will never be forgotten. We love you Uncle Dick. ❤️
Heartfelt sympathy and prayers at this difficult time to Aunt Louise, Kevin, Dean, Joe and families. Love you all.
Lori and Bill

Kevin and Brenda

Posted at 04:19pm
We miss you already dad. Things will never be the same in our family. We are certain that you are already fishing and reminiscing with those who passed before you. Until we meet again. We love you Dad!

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