David J. Updegrove

Service Scheduled for: Tuesday, Jul. 31 10:00 AM
Died: Jul. 26, 2018
David J. Updegrove, 87, of Lower Pottsgrove Twp., Pottstown, husband of Barbara J. (Saylor) Updegrove, died Thursday at his residence.

Born in Pottstown, PA, he was a son of the late David B. and Margaret (Hinkle) Updegrove. David was employed by the former Stanley G. Flagg Co., as a metal pattern maker for 37 years, retiring in 1992. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was member of St. James Lutheran Church, Pottstown. David was a volunteer fireman serving Sanatoga Fire Co. for over 65 years. He was a former President; Vice President; Trustee; Assistant Chief; President of the Fireman's Relief and active with the House Committee of the fire company. He was also a member of Ringing Hill, West End, and New Hanover Fire Companies.

Surviving in addition to his wife is one brother, E. Thomas Updegrove and his wife Nancy, Oakwood, GA; Nephew Brad, his wife Terry and their daughter Shari; Niece Sherry wife of A.J. and their son Brandon.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 am on Tuesday July 31, 2018 from St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High St., Pottstown. Officiating will be Reverend Kay Bender-Braun. Burial will be held in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown. There will be a viewing from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday July 30, 2018 at St. James Lutheran Church.

Contributions may be made in his memory to: Sanatoga Fire Co. 2222 E. High St. Pottstown, PA 19464: or St. James Lutheran Church; or Lower Pottsgrove Historical Society, 2341 E. High St., Pottstown PA 19464.

Arrangements are by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown, PA.

The services will start at St. James Lutheran Church