Dorothy A. (Bean) Kassel, age 80, wife of the late Martin C. Kassel, of Phoenixville, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 29, 2013 in the George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., with her daughters at her side. Born in Royersford, PA, she was a daughter of the late Norman A. and Mabel (Umstead) Bean. She was also predeceased by a sister, Sara M. Bean and a brother, Joseph U. Bean.
Dorothy (Dot) is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Kassel, wife of Joseph Gruber of Washington, D.C. and Margaret, wife of Matthew Troncelliti of Ardmore, PA; four grandchildren, Abraham and Imogene Gruber and Ryan and Kate Troncelliti; many nieces and nephews and their families.
Dot was a 1951 graduate of Royersford High School. After graduating, she worked in the office of the family business of Norman A. Bean & Son; later she was employed by the Hunsinger Agency of Nationwide Insurance, until her retirement.
Dot was an active member of Brownback’s United Church of Christ in Spring City, PA. She volunteered with her church, as well as with St. Mary's Shelter in Phoenixville and with the Montgomery County Historical Society. She was a member of the Women’s Library Club of Spring City, where she served as Treasurer for many years. She enjoyed being a member of the Roamers Hiking Club, as well as gardening, traveling, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at Brownback’s United Church of Christ, 640 Ridge Road, Spring City, PA on Thursday, April 4th at 11am. Officiating will be the Rev. Mark Stryjak. Burial will be held privately. Friends will be received at the church on April 4th from 9:30 to 10:45am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered in her name to Brownback’s United Church of Christ at the above address or St. Mary’s Shelter, 209 Emmett Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Arrangements are being handled by the Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Inc., Main Street at Fifth Avenue, Phoenixville. Condolences may be offered online by visiting www.PhoenixvilleFuneralHome.com.