Harold "Butch" L. Worrall

Service Scheduled for: Saturday, Dec. 9 11:00 AM
Died: Nov. 24, 2023
Harold “Butch” L. Worrall, 81, of Gilbertsville passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023. He spent his final days surrounded by family and loved ones.

Born in Pottstown, Harold was the son of the late Florence (Mauger) and Joseph Worrall. He was preceded in death by his brothers; Lynnwood, Forrest, Robert, Donald, Kenneth, Gerald and sister, Florence.

He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Constance (Dilliplane) Worrall. They met at Pottstown Community Camp, where they were both campers and eventually counselors. His love of camp was often a topic of discussion, and he was especially happy when two of his grandchildren carried on the tradition at Bear Creek Camp. In his retirement, he hosted a reunion for the lifelong friends he made at the camp. This camp was so beloved that in his final days he was comforted by singing the camp song with his sister-in-law, Janis Lunn, who also attended the camp.

Raised in Pottstown, Butch graduated from Pottstown Senior High School in 1960. He was a member of the Shamrocks Club, The Pottstown Area Young Republicans, and the Elks Lodge 814.

Butch was employed as a real estate agent for David Swinehart before starting his own business, Worrall Realty in Pottstown. Later in life, he worked at The Vanguard Group until his retirement.

An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a founding member of a hunting camp in Bradford County and made an annual trip to Yellowstone National Park, where he went fly fishing with the “Pennsylvania Guys.” He took great pride in passing down his love of hunting and fishing to his five grandchildren.

Butch made his first trip to Lake Wallenpaupack in the Poconos when he was in his 20s and continued vacationing at the lake for 60 years. He and his late wife, Connie, purchased a cabin at the lake in 2010. The pair bought the cabin as a lasting gift to their children and grandchildren, who loved spending time there with them. It was truly his “happy place.”

Butch is survived by his brother, Paul, of Cape Coral, Florida, daughters Lisa (Worrall) Knaub, wife of Michael Knaub, of Barto, and Tricia (Worrall) Korutz, of Boyertown, and five grandchildren: Matthew Knaub, Jacob Knaub, Daniel Knaub, Zachary Korutz and Lindsay Korutz. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews with whom he loved spending time at holidays, picnics and on vacations.

A celebration of Butch’s life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 at Saint James Lutheran Church, 1101 East High Street, Pottstown, PA. Visitation will take place between 9:30 and 11 a.m. with a church service immediately following. Interment will follow the service at Highland Memorial Park in Pottstown.

Butch and Connie were married in 1963 at Saint James Lutheran Church where his service will be held and officiated by Pastor Kay Braun.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in Butch’s name may be made to the Abramson Cancer Center’s Lymphoma Research Fund, checks made payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania with the memo line: for the research of Dr. Stephen Schuster. Mailing address: Penn Medicine Development, 3535 Market Street. Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104 https://giving.apps.upenn.edu/fund?program=MC&fund=843446

-Or - The Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District, PO Box 143, Hawley, PA 18428. Place “Memorial to Harold Worrall” in the memo line. https://wallenpaupackwatershed.networkforgood.com/projects/164106-love-lake-wallenpaupack-campaign

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