James Harry DeTurck Obituary

James Harry DeTurck

<p>James Harry DeTurck, 80, of Rockland Township, died September 5, 2020 at Chestnut Knoll, Boyertown.</p> <p>Born, June 2, 1940, in West Reading, he was a son of the late Harry Schmeck and Mary Lorah (Keefer) DeTurck.</p> <p>James was a 1958 graduate of Oley Valley High School, as well as a graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.&nbsp; He completed his pharmacy internship at Kurtz Pharmacy, Sinking Spring.</p> <p>His career as a pharmacist took him to various different pharmacies, including Nace Pharmacy, Fleetwood and Topton, for a number of years; Bause Pharmacy in Boyertown for a number of years, and ultimately as the owner/operator of Union Prescription, Reading, where he retired from in 2009.</p> <p>An avid historian, he was a member of the Berks County Historical Society, and enjoyed traveling with fellow members to different countries.</p> <p>Surviving is his brother, Robert C., husband of Ruth A. (Heimbach) DeTurck of Ruscombmanor Township.</p> <p>Also surviving are his nieces and nephews, Scott, Terry, Bradley and Shelley, and great nieces and nephew, Nora, Rowena and Austin.</p> <p>James was preceded in death by his brother, John A. DeTurck, who died in 2008.</p> <p>A Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Stitzel Family Funeral Homes &amp; Crematory, Inc., 423 Main Street, Oley.&nbsp; A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m.&nbsp; Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.</p> <p>In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604 and/or Berks County Historical Society, 940 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601.</p> <p>For online condolences, visit www.StitzelFamilyFuneralHomes.com.</p>
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James Harry DeTurck, 80, of Rockland Township, died September 5, 2020 at Chestnut Knoll, Boyertown.

Born, June 2, 1940, in West Reading, he was a son of the late Harry Schmeck and Mary Lorah (Keefer) DeTurck.

James was a 1958 graduate of Oley Valley High School, as well as a graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.  He completed his pharmacy internship at Kurtz Pharmacy, Sinking Spring.

His career as a pharmacist took him to various different...

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12
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Saturday, September 12 2020
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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Oley, PA 19547
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