Robert Ray "Skip" Gottshall, age 84, of Richlandtown passed away on June 24, 2021 at Meadow Glen in Richlandtown. He was the loving husband to the late Doris L. (Whitehead) Gottshall with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.
Born in East Greenville, he was a son of the late Walter K. and Catherine (Huber) Gottshall.
He graduated from Hatfield High School in 1954. Upon graduation, he served his country in the U.S. Navy.
Skip was the manager for Beacon Loan Corp. in Quakertown for 15 years until the early 1970's, after which he and his wife opened their own business, “Skip’s Sales” at the Farmers Market in Quakertown. Skip worked up until he was 79 as a Bus Driver for Central Bucks School District for 15 years.
Skip was an avid bowler in his younger years, and enjoyed watching all sports, especially the Phillies. He also enjoyed horseracing and was a member of the American Legion.
Surviving are his children: Cynthia L. Warboy, husband Michael, Julie Anne Gottshall, Shirley L. Gottshall and Robert R. Gottshall, Jr., grandchildren: Thomas R. Shelly, Alyson B. Shelly, Frank R. DiRenzo, and Alyssa G. Gottshall, great-grandson: Romen Merceruio, and siblings: Ronald J. Gottshall and Arlayne Clemens. He was predeceased by siblings: William H. Gottshall and sister: Margaret L. Stout.
A visitation will be held at Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, 135 W. Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, PA 18951, on July 20, 2021, from 10-11 AM, followed by a memorial service at 11 AM.
Graveside services will be held July 20, 2021, at 2 PM, at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: American Legion Post 242, 610 E Broad St. Quakertown, PA 18951.
Arrangements are by Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, Ltd. (1800-FUNERAL).
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