Pottsville Republican Monday Sep 26, 1949
Edwin K Rothermel, 75, of 136 Westwood Street, Minersville, died suddenly Saturday afternoon in the garden of his home of a heart attack. He had been under the care of a doctor, but his condition was not considered serious.
He was the son of the late Amos and Liza Klinger Rothermel and was born in Klingerstown. He had resided in Minersville since he was a boy.
As a young man, he was employed as a coal inspector at the Lytle Coal Co. and in later years was a clerk in the Recorder of Deeds office in the Court House. He held this position for 33 years, having retired several years ago.
He had been living a quiet retired life for some time because of a heart condition. Saturday afternoon he was in his garden, in a playful mood, and ran up a small terrace. The strain on his heart caused him to lapse into unconsciousness and he was pronounced dead upon the arrival of Dr. Francis M Quinn.
He and his brother, Charles, were topnotch baseball players in their youth. Charles pitched and Ed was an outfielder for a number of years with the semi pro and later the professional Pottsville baseball club of the Atlantic League, which played at Doan’s Park and Tumbling Run. He later played with Minersville teams.
He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Minersville, and was a Director of the Home Building and Loan Association of that city.
Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Stevenson; one son, Edwin, Jr of Minersville; two grandsons, David Rothermel, Minersville, and Jack Ridge, a student at Moravian College, Bethlehem; three brothers, Milton, Charles and Claude, all of Minersville; and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Oerther, who preceded him in death in June of 1948.
The funeral will be held from the Ritzel Funeral Home, 428 Sunbury Street Minersville on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 pm. Rev. Harold Engle, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church will be in charge of the services.
Interment will be made in Mount Peace Cemetery, Minersville.