Catharine Spielman

Obituary of Catharine R. Spielman

Catharine (Rhoads) Spielman, 98, of Pottstown, PA, passed away on September 1, 2021, at ManorCare Health Services in Pottstown, PA. She was the wife of the late David R. Spielman, with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.


Born in Leacock Twp., PA, on March 7, 1923, Catharine was the daughter of the late Oliver and Sarah (Rittenhouse) Rhoads.


Catharine was an active and longtime member of St. Paul’s Church in Stowe, PA, where she also participated in the Women’s Guild. She volunteered her time at the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce and with her husband for Meals on Wheels. Catharine was an excellent baker and made countless treats over the years for her family, friends, and neighbors. Most of all, Catharine was a kindhearted woman who helped everyone around her, even those that did not realize they needed help! She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. 


She is lovingly remembered by her son, Robert Spielman, Sr., husband of Virginia; her daughter-in-law, Cynthia Spielman; her grandchildren, Robert Jr., Sarah, Rachel, and Pauline; and her great-grandchildren, Shane and Wyatt.


In addition to her husband and parents, Catharine is predeceased by her infant son, David Spielman; her son, Randolph Spielman; and her brother, George Rhoads.


A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Cemetery, 225 E. Schuylkill Rd., Pottstown, PA 19465.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catharine’s memory to Meals on Wheels, 1976 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464.


Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at