Obituary of Marianne T. Moyer
Marianne T. (Filipovits) Moyer passed away Thursday, April 15, after a courageous battle from COVID-19 complications in the Pottstown Hospital. Born and raised in Northampton, PA, Marianne was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Dergosits) Filipovits. Marianne was the loving wife of Kenneth K., the mother of two children whom she adored, and a loving grandmother. A graduate of Northampton H.S., she received a B.S. in elementary education from West Chester University and a Masters in Curriculum from St. Joseph’s University. After graduating from college, she married the love of her life, Ken. They would have celebrated 45 years of marriage this year. Marianne immediately moved to Chester County where she raised her family, a son Kenneth R., husband of Danielle (Gofus) Moyer, their son Tyler, and her daughter Kathy (Moyer) Muhlenberg wife of Kai Muhlenberg. She was extremely involved in her children’s lives from the very beginning to being an assistant brownie leader to being a Den Mother. She was a member of Cedarville United Methodist church where she participated in the choir and taught Sunday school. She was also the former Cedarville UMC nursery school director and director of the children’s choir. She was the former announcer at her children’s H.S. band cavalcades, half time shows, and concerts. While doing all this she helped Ken in his Auctioneering business serving as an accountant. Marianne was passionate about her career as an elementary school teacher and treasured the years she spent serving the Owen J. Roberts School District. During that time, she taught Kindergarten and 5th grade at the “old” North Coventry. She later transitioned to the new building where she eventually retired as a 5th grade teacher in 2010. Marianne was and will always be a teacher at heart and was able to continue her service as a volunteer until the start of the pandemic. She touched so many students with her charisma, compassion, and colorful style of teaching even receiving an award from the Philadelphia Phillies during a game at the former Veteran’s Stadium. Marianne survived for over 10 years from the debilitating symptoms from MS but through it all never lost her feisty spirit or gave up hope. Her beautiful smile, laughter, and blue eyes will be sorely missed by her loving family and many friends. A Life Celebration will be held in the future. A notice will be placed in the Pottstown Mercury, Reading Eagle, and Morning Call announcing the location, time, and date. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com.