Dorothy Gritte

Obituary of Dorothy M. Gritte

Dorothy Marie (Lightcap) Gritte, 91, of Douglassville, PA, passed away on November 4, 2022, at Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late Donald P. Gritte, with whom she shared 28 years before he passed in 2010.


Born in Pottstown, PA on February 18, 1931, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Maurice and Dorothy (Donahue) Lightcap.


Dorothy was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Pottstown, PA; she was a longtime member of their shuffleboard team. She enjoyed participating in all the activities and events they held over the years. She was also a member of the Pottstown Moose Lodge, West End Fire Co., American Legion in DE, and other social clubs in the Pottstown area. She spent many years vacationing in her summer homes in New Jersey and Delaware. For some years, she lived in Georgetown, DE, before ultimately moving back to the Douglassville, PA, area.


Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Gail S. Loughin; her son and daughter-in-law, Garry L. Mauger and Tina L. Mauger; her grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew (& Kourtnay), Tyler (& Valerie), Ronnie (& Kelly), and Garrett (& Rachel); and her great-grandchildren, Aingelina, Joshua Jr., Gaige, Lilianna, Addison, Skylah, Mackenzie, Ashlynn, Hunter, Reagan, Grant, and Payton.


In addition to her husband and parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her son, Ronald M. Mauger Jr.


Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. 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


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation at or Arthritis Foundation at or American Cancer Society at