Thomas Startzel, 65, passed away suddenly on Tuesday December 13, 2022 in the Phoenixville Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born October 25, 1957 in Coledale, PA to the late William and Lois (Wall) Startzel.
A 1975 Spring Ford High School graduate, Thomas spent most of his life in the Spring Ford Area. After high school, Thomas enlisted in the Marines, where he served honorably. Active in sports as a teen he was part of the 1973 Spring Ford Rams football and wrestling Ches-Mont championship teams. His love of sports continued as he coached Youth baseball for his son. Later in life Tom developed a passion for golf and played numerous rounds with friends and family or as part of the Oaks and Boyertown Golf Leagues. He also loved to unwind at the casinos or cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. A machine operator for Penco Products and the former Uniform Tubes, Thomas retired and continued to give back by his involvement in the Trappe VFW 7155 and Birdsboro American Legion 626.
Thomas always had a smile on his face and was friendly to everyone he met. He will remain forever in our hearts and will be deeply missed by everyone whose life he touched.
Thomas leaves behind his beloved son, Timothy Startzel, two brothers: Bill (Joan) Startzel, Les (Linda) Startzel and sister, Jeanie (Glenn) Startzel-Webb.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at R. Strunk Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Phoenixville, PA on Tuesday, December 20th, 2022 at 11:30 AM with Rev. Janelle Krais officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, prior to the service.
Military honors and burial will be immediately following in the Limerick Garden of Memories.
An obituary and online condolences can be found at www.rstrunkfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are being handled by R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc Phoenixville, PA.