In Loving Memory of

David W. Motz
August 19, 1939  --  March 7, 2019

Motz David_18176     David W. Motz (known as “Dave”, “David”, or “Sonny”), 79, of Shanesville, Earl Township, husband of Mary J. (Ambrogi) Motz, died on March 7, 2019 at The Reading Hospital.


     Born in Shanesville, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Elsie (Gross) Motz.


Motz DavidMary_1997     David was a member of St. John-Hill United Church of Christ, Boyertown, where he taught Sunday school, was a deacon, served on Consistory, participated in mission trips, actively helped each year with many church ministries, projects, and events, and where he and his wife raised their children in the faith of Christ.


Motz-Logic Wedding_ParentsKids     Surviving with his wife, Mary, of 48 years are children the Rev. Dr. Benjamin D. Motz, husband of Lisa, Adina M. Carver, wife of Todd, Deborah L. Logic, wife of Bradley, and the Rev. Joseph A. Motz, husband of Jessica; and grandchildren Steven, Sara and Ethan Motz; Jacoby, Calliope, and Jovie Carver; Leah, Karlie, and Bailey Logic; and Natalie, Olivia, and Caitlyn Motz.


     Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his sisters Ferne Kulp and Marie Freimann.


Motz David_HS_1957     He graduated from Boyertown High School in 1957.  He worked for Boyertown Packaging for over 35 years.  He also worked for Boyertown Casket Factory and Boyertown Body Works.  David was a US Army reservist for 8 years where he was a Radio Operator Specialist.  He was a member of Woodman Life, Earl Township Fire Co., Friendship Hook and Ladder Fire Co., Pike Township Rod & Gun Club, and was a Charter Organization Representative of BSA Troop 518.  David enjoyed camping, traveling to historical places, participating in mission trips, avid reading, creatively inventing, metal work and welding, beekeeping, and farming.  He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather who deeply loved his family and God.


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     A funeral service will be Wednesday, March 13, 11:00AM at St. John-Hill UCC, 620 Hill Church Rd, Boyertown, PA 19512, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila. Ave., Gilbertsville and on Wednesday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the church.


     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s name to St. John-Hill UCC at the above address, or The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.



Dates & Times:

    Visitation:  Tuesday, March 12 from 6:00-8:00pm
                                      at Catagnus Funeral Home in Gilbertsville


    Visitation:  Wednesday, March 13 from 10:00-10:45am
                                      at St. John-Hill UCC in Boyertown


    Funeral Service:  Wednesday, March 13 at 11:00am
                                      at St. John-Hill UCC in Boyertown


    Burial:  Wednesday, March 13 following the funeral service
                                      at St. John-Hill UCC in Boyertown


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