Obituary of Carol Weitzenkorn
Carol Powers Weitzenkorn of Pottstown passed away on March 22 at age 60 after a courageous four-year battle with brain cancer.
Carol was a devoted wife and mother, cherished sister and sister-in-law, committed volunteer, an avid cyclist and triathlete, and a friend to many in the Chester County area. She was a “Sports Mom” of the highest caliber and never missed any of her sons’ athletic contests, no matter the weather. She contributed countless hours to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Pottstown. She was a member of Synagogue Hessed Shel Emmet and the Synagogue Sisterhood. She was also a member of the Suburban Karma Guild.
An avid traveler, Carol visited Italy, Greece, Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile, Romania, Turkey, Ireland, Mexico, and Canada. She also loved hiking and camping, especially in her beloved Adirondack Park in upstate New York.
Carol was born on April 10, 1956 in Salem, New Jersey. She graduated from Wilmington Friends School in 1974 and received a B.A. in Education from Gettysburg College in 1978. After working in the Washington, D.C. area for several years she moved to Pottstown, working first for Commodore International (yes, she had a Commodore 64 in her attic) and then, for many years, The WordTech Group.
Carol is survived by her husband Gregg, of Pottstown; sons Aaron, of Phoenixville, and Nate, of Pottstown; brother Mike Powers (Jacquie) of Ithaca, NY; sister-in-law Laurie Weitzenkorn (Jake Fisher) of Wheaton, MD; brothers-in-law Andy Weitzenkorn, of Pottstown, and Marc Weitzenkorn (Kat), of Cape Coral, FL; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Jean Powers, and brother, Stephen Powers.
Services for Carol will be held on Sunday, March 26, at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home at 955 N. Charlotte St. in Pottstown. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 11:00 and the service will be at 11:00, followed by interment at the Hessed Shel Emmet cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts in Carol’s name be made to the Relay for Life of Pottstown at: relayforlife.org/papottstown Online Condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com