Jacob Arms Jr.

Obituary of Jacob E. Arms Jr.

Jacob E. Arms Jr., 89, of Boyertown, PA, passed away on December 12, 2022, at Berkshire Commons in Reading, PA. He was the husband of Kathryn “Kitty” A. (Hendricks) Arms, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage.


Born in Stowe, PA, on August 14, 1933, Jake was the son of the late Jacob E. Arms Sr. and Anna (Weiss) Arms.


Jake and Kitty owned J & K Industries for over 50 years. It was originally established in Pottstown, PA, but then they eventually moved the shop to Boyertown, PA, where it is now owned and operated by their sons.  


In addition to Kitty, Jake is lovingly remembered by his children, Jeffrey (& Traci Meeker) Arms, Jacob (& Donna) Arms III, Jerald (& Laurie) Arms, and Lori (& Michael) Cuddy; his thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; and his three brothers and two sisters.


In addition to his parents, Jake is predeceased by his daughter, Beverly Arms; and his one sister and one brother.


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.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jake’s memory to The Biker Church, 482 Englesville Rd., Boyertown, PA 19512.