Edward M. ""Pop"" Squibb Jr.

September 7, 1931 - December 30, 2021
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Edward M. “Pop” Squibb, Jr., 90, of Shillington, passed away December 30, 2021, at Berks Heim after a brief battle with cancer.

Born in Robeson Township, he was a son of the late Edward M. Squibb, Sr., and Martha (Rank) Squibb. He was the husband of the late Irene A. “Toot” Squibb, who passed away May 21, 2017, after 64 years of marriage.

Pop worked as a roofer for 43 years at Shillington Roofing, retiring in 1990. After retirement, he worked for the Borough of Shillington as their Codes Officer until 2010, and at the Berks County Fire Training Center until 2020. He was a member of Immanuel U.C.C., Kenhorst Fire Co., Chandler Lodge No. 227 F&AM, Scottish Rite-Valley of Reading, Mohnton Fish & Game Assn, PA State Fire Chiefs & Firemen’s Assn., and Schuylkill Hunting Camp, where he served as president and hunting captain, and he hunted up until this Thanksgiving. A 1949 graduate of Shillington High School, he was a life member of the Keystone Fire Co. #1 of Shillington, Grill Fire Co., and Berks County Firemen’s Association. He served as an instructor and past president for the Berks County Fireman’s Association. Pop served as Fire Chief of the Keystone Fire Company #1 of Shillington from 1959-1990. Later in life, his greatest joys were his granddaughters and his great grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons – Jeffrey L., husband of Jane Squibb, Reading, Bruce L., husband of Carol Squibb, Shillington, his granddaughters – LeAnne, wife of Don Kellenberger, Erin Squibb, Amy, wife of Brent Whary, Allison Squibb, companion of Todd Lamon, and his great grandchildren – Emma, Luke, Carson, Garrett, Gavin, and Tyler. He was predeceased by his sister, Mae L. Houser and his brother, Roland P. Squibb.

Funeral services officiated by Rev. Megan Huesgen will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Shillington. A celebration of his life will be held at a date to be determined. Please honor Pop by contributing to the Keystone Fire Co. #1, 221 Catherine Street, Shillington, PA 19607. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington is assisting the Squibb family. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Service Information

Funeral services officiated by Rev. Megan Huesgen will be private at the convenience of the family.

A celebration of his life will be held at a date to be determined.


Cemetery Information

Fairview Cemetery

Address:

New Holland Avenue, Shillington, PA, 19607

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Donation Information

Keystone Fire Co. #1

221 Catherine Street
Shillington, PA 19607

 

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Born: September 7, 1931
Died: December 30, 2021

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Carolyn Glassmoyer posted on 1/4/22

Bruce, Carol, Jeff and families, We are saddened to read about your father's passing. He truly was a mainstay for the borough both in the fire department and the borough staff. He will be missed deeply. He is still with all of you as you will always keep him in your hearts. Again, our sympathies at your loss. Carolyn Glassmoyer and family

 

Timothy L. Wilhelm posted on 1/3/22

So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Although I hadn't seen in a number of years, I always enjoyed his company and working with him. He was a true firefighter and I was honored to have known him and learned from him. My sincere condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

 

Robb Ruth posted on 1/3/22

Jeff, Bruce & Families, My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. He truly was a great man and is the end of an era. I have so many fond memories together with him. Not only was he a knowledgeable mentor for my fire service days, but he was like a second father to me as well as all of us "junior" firefighters at Shillington. I'm pretty sure his influence had a great deal to do with the men we've become. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Remember all the good times and he'll live with us forever. Ruthie

 

Deb and Dean Dalious posted on 1/2/22

So sorry to hear about Pop. He was an understanding instructor and willing to help the young people learn. Prayers for the families.

 

Roy R. Bates & Famiky posted on 1/2/22

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Roy R. Bates & Famiky posted on 1/2/22

Bruce and Family ; Somewhere a journey begins at the end of the worldly existence we know. Somewhere a path stretches over the stars,and rivers of memories flow.Somewhere a silence is heard far away and the brightness of day fills the night,where the trials of life are resolved into peace when a soul finds it's way to the light.May it comfort you to know that your loved one is now at peace. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all your family. As we say in our Masonic Fraternity , " He has passed though the west gate never to return.May his name be forever etched in the book of life ". Farewell my Brother !

 

Beverly Pierce Hudock posted on 1/1/22

Jeff, Bruce and Family, my most heartfelt condolences on your loss. Having gown up since the age of five having your parents as our neighbor, I have very found memories: Your Dad taking us to football games in the back of the pick up truck , then to Victor Emanuel’s for pizza to his rose wine! Always a friendly wave and smile! May your memories bring you peace! A life well lived! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

 

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