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Barry Scott
Detweiler

July 25, 1947 – October 20, 2018

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Obituary for Barry Scott Detweiler

Barry Scott Detweiler, of Quakertown, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. He was 71.

He was the beloved husband of Donna L. (Kulp) Detweiler for 42 years.

Born in Sellersville, he was the son of the late Harold L. and Jeanette (Jackson) Detweiler. Barry was a 1965 graduate of Pennridge High School.

Mr. Detweiler was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, having served for 18 months as a sergeant in the Signal Corps in Vietnam.

Barry had been employed for 20 years by the former U. S. Gauge Division, Ametek Inc., Sellersville.

As a Vietnam veteran, he was a member of the Hartzell- Crouthamel American Legion, Post No. 280, in Perkasie. Riding in his brother’s jeep, he participated in the annual Pennridge Memorial Day Parade for many years, despite his increasing physical disabilities.

Barry had wanted to be an archaeologist, but he was drafted before he could pursue this interest. Upon his return to the States, however, he was able to develop his passion for history by collecting antiques, including pocket watches, silver dollars, kerosene lanterns, tools (especially saws), and copper tea pots. He also collected military memorabilia, including pistols, rifles, and uniforms. An avid reader and researcher, Barry enjoyed discovering the stories and history behind his collectibles.

A World War II reenactor, Barry participated in various battle reenactments and parades, including the Reading Airshow, where he portrayed a British soldier. He also purchased a World War II tracked carrier that he restored, with the assistance of his sons, oldest grandson, and friends.

He enjoyed hunting with his sons, using his antique rifles. He also loved going to “Cruise Nights” and car shows with his various antique cars, most recently, his 1977 Corvette and his 1955 Buick.

In addition to his wife, Barry is survived by his four sons, John S. Detweiler and his wife, Melissa B., of Quakertown, Daniel L. Detweiler and his wife, Susan G., of Kintnersville, Matthew T. Detweiler and his girlfriend, Meghan A., of Souderton, and Andrew J. Detweiler and his wife, Lauren K., of Perkasie; five grandchildren, Nathaniel Scott, Gabriel Logan, Wesley Daniel, Brayden David, and Aubrey Rose; a brother, Kenneth D. Detweiler and his wife, Virginia, of Sellersville; and a sister, Linda K. Sweigart, of Sellersville.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018, in the Betty Meier Steeley Funeral Home, 87 North Main Street, Sellersville, PA 18960, where a visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Interment with military honors will follow in Sellersville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mr. Detweiler’s name may be made to the Hartzell- Crouthamel American Legion, Post No. 280, P.O. Box 202, Perkasie, PA 18944.

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Visitation

When Friday, October 26th, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Location
Steeley Funeral Home
Address
87 North Main Street
Sellersville, PA 18960

Service Information

When
Friday, October 26th, 2018 11:00am
Officiating
Sister Mary Julia McKenzie
Location
Steeley Funeral Home
Address
87 North Main Street
Sellersville, PA 18960

Interment Information

Location
Sellersville Cemetery
Address
East Church Street
Sellersville, PA 18960

Affiliations


  • US Army