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Teresa Reynolds Goretzka
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Teresa (Reynolds) Goretzka, 90, of Glenside (formerly West Chester) passed away at home on
April 7, 2018. She is survived by her daughter Amy Williams (John), son David Goretzka
(Stacey), daughter-in-law Rebecca Goretzka and three grandchildren, Edward Goretzka,
Kathryn Goretzka and Svea Williams. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years,
Edward Cloman Goretzka and her son, Keith Goretzka.
Terry was born in a cabin on a farm outside Chatham in southwest Virginia. Her family raised
their own food and made their own clothes. She often remarked how she grew up in the
nineteenth century and survived to see the twenty-first. Terry had the gift of a ‘green thumb’
and nurtured a love of all living things her entire life. She was an avid reader and especially
loved the comical animal tales of James Herriot and Agatha Christie murder mysteries.
Terry graduated from William & Mary College in 1949. While there she developed another lifelong
passion - jigsaw puzzles. A devoted mother of three, she taught elementary school in
Virginia and was a public school case worker in Pennsylvania. She was well know among her
family, friends and colleagues for her generosity and kind spirit.
The family will greet relatives and friends, Saturday April 21, after 11:00 A.M. in the Baskwill
Funeral Home, 20 W, Montgomery Ave, half block west of York Rd, Hatboro, where her
memorial service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Interment will follow at Whitemarsh Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, online at
www.doctorswithoutborders.org or mailed to P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030. To
share farewell messages online, please visit the funeral home’s website, www.baskwill.com.


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memorial service

Saturday

21

Apr

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
James R. Baskwill Funeral Home, Inc

20 West Montgomery Ave.
(half block West of York Rd)
Hatboro, PA 19040

Visitation begins at 11am Memorial service at 12 pm

Cemetery Details

Location

Whitemarsh Memorial Park

1169 Limekiln Pike
Ambler, PA 19002


Memorial Contribution

Doctors Without Borders USA

mailed to P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030
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