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  • Duane “Swede” H. Auer, 82

  • Duane “Swede” H. Auer, 82, of Limerick, Pa., formerly of Exton, Pa., husband of Concetta M. (Masfrangelo) Auer, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at the Philadelphia VA Hospital.
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  • Duane “Swede” H. Auer, 82, of Limerick, Pa., formerly of Exton, Pa., husband of Concetta M. (Masfrangelo) Auer, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at the Philadelphia VA Hospital.
        Born in Syracuse, he was the son of the late William and Louise (Brinkoff) Auer.
        Swede was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed reading the newspaper, gardening and going to the beach. He served 21 years in the United States Air Force then worked in hotel management at Holiday Inn in Exton, Pa.
        He is survived by his wife; daughters Lola Pignoli of Vermont, Bernadette Lynch and husband Kevin of Downingtown, Pa., and Concetta Travis and husband Paul of Schwenksvillle, Pa.; grandchildren Elizabeth Vone, Emily and Maria Travis and Madeline and Connor Lynch; great granddaughter Ella Anthachi; brother Ivan Auer and wife Darlene; and sister Betty Zahn and husband Harold.
        He was preceded by a brother and two sisters.
        A funeral Mass was held Aug. 24 at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta in Schwenksville with Fr. Paul Brandt officiating. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, Pa.
        Catagnus Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Royersford, Pa., was in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be submitted at www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com.

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