Gloria Schwab

Obituary of Gloria V. Schwab

Gloria Virginia (Rohrbach) Schwab, 86, passed away gently in her sleep on October 5, 2022, at Amity Place in Douglassville, PA, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Douglas Kimes Schwab, with whom she shared over 35 years of marriage before he passed in 1996.

Born in the backwoods Huffs Church area of Boyertown, PA, on January 14, 1936, Gloria was the daughter of the late Daniel and Laura (Bechtel) Rohrbach Sr.

Gloria attended school in the Boyertown and Pottstown areas, and worked at multiple places, including Bell Telephone, Spring City Knitting, Boyertown Casket Company, and her favorite, Gross Busing, where she loved making children smile. She was a wonderful homemaker and tremendous cook, and enjoyed living life to the fullest. Her happiest moments came from spending time at the shore and mountains, playing cards with family and friends, baking her famous garlic pretzels, and most importantly, being “Grandmom” to her grandchildren and great-granddaughters.

Gloria is lovingly remembered by her sons, Douglas C. Schwab, and his companion, Lisa, Pottstown, PA, Robert L. Schwab, and his wife, Kris, Pottstown, PA, and Ryan A. Schwab, and his wife, Carol, Gilbertsville, PA; her youngest sister, Sylvia Pollick; her grandchildren, Chelsey (& Kevin) Lubin, Rachel (& Brian) Kasman, Zachary (& Missy) Schwab, Erin Schwab, Alyssa (& Chris) Mares, and Ryan Schwab; and her two wonderful great-granddaughters, Quinn and Ryleigh.

In addition to her husband and parents, Gloria is predeceased by her siblings, Leroy Rohrbach, Daniel Rohrbach, Clinton Rohrbach, and Esther Drabinsky; and many dear family members and friends.   

A viewing will take place on October 11, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 60 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gloria’s memory to Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, where she was a lifetime member. Please see the address listed above.

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.

Tuesday
11
October

Viewing

9:30 am - 10:45 am
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ
60 N. Hanover Street
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday
11
October

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ
60 N. Hanover Street
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States