Our Obituaries

Cheryl Lynn Guth

December 24, 1959 - October 18, 2017

Cheryl L Guth 57, of Reading passed away October 18, 2017. Born in Reading a daughter of Lloyd D Hartman and the late Geraldine E Moser. Survived by 2 children, Shaun A Guth, Vanessa M Shirey, 2 sisters; Cindy Hunsberger ,Carol Hartman, 1 brother Curtis Hartman, and 6 grandchildren. Auman's Inc Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.
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Warren Lew Noll

September 19, 1949 - October 16, 2017

Warren L. Noll, 68, of formerly of Reading, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 in the Lebanon Veterans Administration Medical Center.Born in Temple, he was a son of the late Henry Elias and Edith May (Keller) Noll.Warren was a former Reverend and enjoyed helping out on farms. He was also a veteran of the Marine Corps.Warren is survived by his brother, Henry Noll, Jr. of Hamburg and his...
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Robert Andrew Lakatos

November 27, 1951 - October 14, 2017

Robert "Bobby" A. Lakatos, 65, of Reading, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017.Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Bernard, Sr. and Hazel (Bonsall) Lakatos.Robert was the loving husband of Marie J. (Polley) Lakatos. They enjoyed 33 very happy years together.Robert was graduated from Reading High School and worked at K&L Woodworking for 37 years and Northeastern Lumber...
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Evelyn Murray Brown

May 24, 1921 - October 6, 2017

Evelyn M. Brown, 96, passed away October 6, 2017, in her residence with her daughter, Twila, and granddaughter, Tami, by her side. Her husband, Dalton F Brown, passed away June 29, 1996. She was born in Somerset County, on May 24, 1921, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Mary E. (Mankermyer) Murray.Evelyn was a member of Spring Valley Church of God. She is survived by her daughter, Twila...
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Scott Allen Kilpatrick

January 15, 1964 - October 4, 2017

Scott Allen Kilpatrick, 53, of Reading, passed away in his home on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.Born in Reading on January 15, 1964, he was a twin son of the late Charles R. and Dawn R. (Weiler) Kilpatrick. He was a 1982 graduate of Reading High School.Surviving is his twin brother: Gregory L. Kilpatrick of Fleetwood; sister: Kelly K. (Kilpatrick) Graham and her husband, Jeffrey of West Lawn and an...
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Dennis Earl Miller

September 26, 1942 - October 3, 2017

Dennis Earl Miller, 75, of Reading, passed away peacefully in Penn State Health- St. Joseph Hospital on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He was the only son of the late Charles Elwood and Marian Elmeta (Kauffman) Miller.Born in Reading on September 26, 1942, Dennis was a Muhlenberg High School graduate, class of 1960. He served in the US Army and Army Reserve before being Honorably discharged.He was...
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Wayne Curtis Kepley

August 15, 1957 - October 1, 2017

Wayne Curtis Kepley, 60, of Denver, PA, passed suddenly at home on Sunday, October 1, 2017.Born August 15, 1957 in Reading, PA, he was a son of the late Clarence A. and Ida A. (Kocher) Kepley. Wayne was the beloved husband of Darlene "Dar" Fay (Palmer) Kepley for 34 1/2 wonderful years. He and his wife lived in Shillington, Birdsboro and Ephrata, PA moving to Fuquay-Varina, NC for seven...
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Daniel Heiser

October 25, 1967 - September 25, 2017

Daniel Heiser 49, of Norristown passed away September 25, 2017. He is survived by his fiancé Kimberly A Murphy. He was born in Darby, PA on October 25, 1967 a son of William G and Margaret A (Kelly) Heiser. Dan enjoyed watching spooky movies and was a prankster at heart. He was employed by Cooney Manufacturing, Co. in Pottstown as a quality control manager for over 22 years. Daniel is also...
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James Wesley Knight

October 20, 1945 - September 24, 2017

James Wesley Knight 71 of Reading, passed away peacefully at Penn State Health St Joseph on September 24, 2017. He was a beloved father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather , and uncle who will be dearly missed. James was born in Reading on October 20, 1945 a son of the late James M and Julia (DeCors) Knight. He loved music and played with top bands playing many instruments. He enjoyed...
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Howard Albert Hurd

February 24, 1935 - September 22, 2017

Howard A. Hurd, 82, of Womelsdorf passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Sarah Ann (Adams) Baker HurdBorn in New York, he was a son of the late Albert A. and Edith (Bakeman) Hurd. He was employed for many years with Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local #19, Philadelphia. He was an Army veteran serving in the 82nd Airborne. He was also a member of Zion...
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Magnolia Johnson

July 25, 1921 - September 21, 2017

Mrs. Magnolia (Seroyer) Johnson, 96, of Reading, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Zerbe Nursing Center, Narvon. Her life's journey began in Opelika, Alabama on July 25, 1921. Magnolia was a daughter of the late Dessie Seroyer and Bessie (Presley) Seroyer-Thomas. On May 4, 1941 in Opelika, AL, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Aaron Griffin "A.G."...
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Elaine Janet Vought

September 29, 1946 - September 15, 2017

Elaine Janet (Fracalossi) Vought, 70, of Sinking Spring, passed away after a valiant battle with cancer on Friday, September 15, 2017 in the Reading Hospital surrounded by her family.Born in Shamokin Hospital on September 29, 1946, she was the middle daughter of the late Albert and Gladys (Mauray) Fracalossi. Elaine was a 1964 Reading High School graduate. Following graduation, she entered...
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Violet Sheaffer

June 22, 1930 - September 11, 2017

Violet (Giandomenico) Sheaffer, 87, of Birdsboro, passed away peacefully in ManorCare, Sinking Spring, on Monday, September 11, 2017. Born in Reading on June 22, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Virginia (Esposito) Giandomenico. She was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God.Violet was employed with H. Oritsky Inc. as a seamstress for over 40 years before retiring in 1992....
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Ralph Irvin Boettlin

September 29, 1922 - September 7, 2017

Ralph "Boots" Irvin Boettlin, 94, of Exeter, passed away September 7, 2017 in Berkshire Center. Ralph was born in Reading on September 29, 1922, a son of the late Frank H and Martha E (Halliday) Boettlin. He was a Reading High School graduate and a member of Reading Hampden Heights Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was a Navy Sea Bee Veteran, serving during WWII, and was employed by Car...
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Virginia Elsie Griswold

January 4, 1926 - September 1, 2017

Virginia "Ginny" Elsie Griswold, 91, passed away in Berks Heim Nursing and Rehabilitation on Friday, September 1, 2017. Born on January 4, 1926 in her paternal grandparents' home in Mahanoy City, she was a daughter of the late Walter H. and Elsie C. (Garber) Hosler. She was a 1944 graduate of Reading Sr. High School. Ginny worked for the USAF Security Service as a secretary in San Antonio, TX;...
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Mary Theresa Livingood

December 10, 1948 - August 23, 2017

Mary Theresa (Jones) Livingood, 68, of Shillington, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in the Reading Hospital.She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Philip James Livingood. Mary was born on December 10, 1948 in Minersville, a daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah (Schultz) Jones. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church parish.Mary was a loving and caring woman to both family and...
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David Lee Seivard

July 27, 1930 - August 20, 2017

David L. "Monk" Seivard, Sr., 87 of Amity Township, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 in his residence at Amity Place.His wife, Betty A. (Freese) Seivard passed away on December 23, 1994.Born in Exeter Township, he was a son of the late Howard and Rachel (Weaver) SeivardDavid was employed in maintenance and grounds keeping with the Exeter School District for 38 years until retiring in 1994. ...
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Joan Elaine Ely

October 15, 1942 - August 17, 2017

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Aaron Bueso

July 15, 1997 - August 15, 2017

Aaron Bueso, (Aarony), 20, of Reading, Pennsylvania, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Aaron was born in Hackensack, New Jersey on July 15, 1997. He graduated from I-Lead Charter School and continued on to receive an Associate Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from the National Aviation Academy with high honors, Summa Cum Laude.Aaron worked as an Aviation Mechanic for Express Jet...
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Dorothy Sarah Speck

April 30, 1922 - August 9, 2017

Dorothy Sarah Speck 95, passed away August 9, 2017 in her Shillington residence. She was predeceased by her first husband Harry Aldinger in 1967 and her second husband Roy I Speck on December 29, 2011.She was born in Reading on April 30, 1922 a daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Weaver) Schwambach. Dorothy loved to knit, shop, word search puzzles, and most of all, enjoyed visiting her...
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Samuel Michael Vaccaro

August 28, 1923 - August 2, 2017

Samuel "Sam" Michael Vaccaro, 93, of Reading, passed away Wednesday morning, August 2, 2017 at the Villa St. Elizabeth, Wyomissing where he was a resident. He was a husband of the late Regina L. (Kalina) Vaccaro. Sadly, Regina passed in 1997.Born in Reading on August 28, 1923, he was one of six children of Angelo and Michalina (Bruno) Vaccaro.Shortly after the start of WWII, Sam and his three...
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Randy Lee Wolfgang

December 11, 1956 - August 1, 2017

Reverend Randy Lee Wolfgang, 60, of Birdsboro, Minister of Seyfert Wesleyan Church, passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He was the loving husband of Cynthia "Cindy" K. (Daniel) Wolfgang for 38 years. The couple married August 19, 1978.Born in Allentown on December 11, 1956, Pastor Randy was a son of Reverend Leonard Wolfgang and the late Dolores (Fultz)...
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Catherine Anna Carrubba

November 24, 1947 - July 24, 2017

Catherine Anne Carrubba 69, passed away July 24, 2017 in her daughter's Fleetwood residence where she also resided, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Philadelphia on November 24, 1947 a daughter of the late John J and Anna R (Romano) Latvys. Catherine was employed by Wal-Mart as an associate who brought joy to all who came into her garden center. She is survived by her 3...
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Gertrude Ruth DiNatale

October 4, 1930 - July 22, 2017

Gertrude Ruth (Jones) DiNatale, 86, of Reading, passed away in the Reading Hospital on Saturday, July 22, 2017. She was the loving wife of Louis DiNatale. The couple married in Reading on August 12, 1978.Born in Wilkes Barre on October 4, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Thomas R. and Gertrude (Cooke) Jones. Gertrude was employed with the former Pomeroy's Dept. Store, Downtown Reading for...
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Arlene Ruth Guti

February 20, 1936 - July 16, 2017

Arlene Ruth (Pelka) Guti, 81, of Reading, passed away in the Reading Hospital on Sunday, July 16, 2017. She was the wife of Raymond A. Guti, Sr. of Hemet, CA.Born in Reading on February 20, 1936, Arlene was a daughter of the late Walter John and Ruth Elizabeth (Heft) Pelka. Arlene was first employed with Luden's Candies as a candy decorator. The family always enjoyed when she brought home 5th...
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Doris Ardell Feick

February 27, 1932 - July 1, 2017

Doris Ardell Feick, 85, of St. Lawrence, passed away July 1, 2017 in Reading Health System. Her husband, Floyd F. Feick, passed away August 9, 2004. She was born in Reading on February 27, 1932, a daughter of the late Harry J. and Mabel (Dry) Cutler. Doris was employed by Berkshire Knitting Mills and later Brother's Manufacturing as a seamstress for both, retiring at Brother's...
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Ida Mae Emes

November 9, 1920 - June 26, 2017

Ida Mae Emes, 96, Exeter Township, went to be with God on June 26, 2017, in the Berkshire Center. She was the widow of Bernard E. Emes who passed away October 31, 2009, and with whom she celebrated 68 years of marriage. She was born at home in Green Hills. Mae was the daughter of the late David Helms and Sadie Raifsnyder Helms. Mae was a 1933 graduate of Birdsboro High School. She worked as a...
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Tracy Lynn Ulrich

October 30, 1975 - June 26, 2017

Tracy Lynn Ulrich, 41 , of Reading, passed away June 26, 2017 in The Reading Hospital. She was born in Reading on October 30, 1975 a daughter of James T. and Christine (Ciesielski) Ulrich. Tracy was a 1993 Conrad Weiser High School graduate. She is also survived by her brother, Daniel J. Ulrich of Lake Elsinore, Calif. Services are private at the convenience of the family. Auman's Inc....
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Miriam Louise Hiester

May 12, 1929 - June 23, 2017

Miriam Louise (Epler) Hiester, 88, of Reading, passed away peacefully in Maidencreek Place on Friday, June 23, 2017. She was the loving wife of the late Russell John Hiester. Russell passed away in 1995.Born in West Reading on May 12, 1929, she was a daughter of the late John and M. Elizabeth Epler. Miriam was a 1947 graduate of West Reading High School. In her early years, she was employed with...
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Shirley A. Frick

February 2, 1931 - June 21, 2017

Shirley A Frick 86, passed away June 21, 2017 in her Reading residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Reading on February 2, 1931 a daughter of the late Leroy Sr and Mariam (Gring) Filbert. Shirley was member of Berks Bible Church and was employed by Construction Fastener as a machine operator for 15 years retiring on July 21, 1997. Shirley loved all animals and was a true...
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Kimberly Ruth Dillon

February 19, 1960 - June 20, 2017

Kimberly R. Dillon, 57, of Shillington passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in her residence.She was the wife of Kenneth T. Dillon. Born in Reading, she was a daughter ofRobert and Barbara (Battinger) Lykens.A 1978 graduate of Governor Mifflin High School, she was employed for 10 years with Tiny Treasures Nursery School, Kenhorst, last working Monday.A loving wife, mother and nana, in addition...
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Irene Anna Ramer

August 25, 1927 - June 19, 2017

Irene Anna Ramer 89, passed away June 19, 2017 in Berks Heim. Her loving husband Garfield C Ramer passed away in 1983. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on August 25, 1927 a daughter of the late Roy and Anna (Pfeifer) Eggenberger. Irene was a member of Spring Valley Church of God and was a devoted Christian. She was a Reading High School graduate . Irene was crafty, especially in sewing,...
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Irene Edna Bliesath

November 20, 1931 - June 17, 2017

Irene Edna (Althouse) Bliesath, 85, of Exeter Twp., passed away peacefully in her home after a short battle with cancer. She was the loving wife of the late Frederick "Fritz" L. Bliesath. The couple married on February 16, 1952 and spent 60 years of marriage before Fred sadly passed away in 2012.Born in Reading on November 20, 1931, Irene was a daughter of the late Franklin and Faye ...
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Betty Ellen Wary

November 4, 1928 - June 13, 2017

Betty Ellen Wary, 88, of Pottstown passed away June 13, 2017 in The Reading Hospital. Born in Mount Carmel, PA, on November 4, 1928, a daughter of the late Clinton and Ellen (Harner) Wary. Survived by niece, Jerry L. Wary and nephew, Kenneth A. Wary. Auman's Inc Funeral Home, Reading is honored to serve the family. www.aumansinc.com
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Walter Russell Baum

January 16, 1925 - June 1, 2017

Walter Russell Baum, 92, formerly of Exeter Township passed away June 1, 2017, in The Reading Hospital.He was a torpedo man in the Navy and served in WWII and the Korean War. He was the husband of Dolores (Mertz) Baum, whom he married in 1953.He was a 1943 Reading High School graduate. Russell was born in Reading, a son of the late Walter B. and Ruth I. (Gudikunst) Baum .He was self-employed as a...
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Nancy Jo Hartman

May 16, 1939 - May 30, 2017

Nancy Jo Hartman 78, of Fleetwood passed away peacefully May 30, 2017 in The Reading Hospital with her husband by her side. She is survived by her husband Albert P Hartman who shared 61 years of marriage. Nancy was born in Reading on May 16, 1939 a daughter of the late Chester S and Ethel (Wolf) Youndt. She enjoyed all children and had a special talent with children who have disabilities. Nancy...
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William T. Nolf

February 23, 1916 - May 30, 2017

William T. Nolf, 101, of Exeter, passed away May 30, 2017 in Spruce Manor. Born in Allentown on February 23, 1916, a son of the late Edward A. and Mabel R. (Learn) Nolf. William was the last of the 8 siblings.He is survived by his daughter, Elaine P. Kahler of Exeter; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-great-grandchildren.William was predeceased...
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Lawrence Thomas Jones

March 3, 1935 - May 24, 2017

Lawrence Thomas Jones 82, of Birdsboro passed away May 24, 2017 in Keystone Villa where he resided for 8 years. His loving wife Grace AsBerry Jones passed away on July 10, 2004. He was born in Pottstown on March 3, 1935 a son of the late George C Jr and Mary I (Reid) Jones. Lawence was a member of Bethel AME in Pottstown and was employed by Neapco in Pottstown as machinist for over 30 years...
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Jeremy Jon Marquette

June 5, 1973 - May 18, 2017

Jeremy Jon Marquette 43, of Leesport passed away May 18, 2017. He is survived by his wife Christine (Houck) Marquette, who would have celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on May 26th.Born in Lebanon on June 5, 1973 a son of Robby Marquette and Bonita (Brownsberger) Marquette. Jeremy was an Exeter High School graduate of 1991, a Volunteer of Mt Penn Fire and Rescue, an EMS for Hamburg and...
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Margaret Hafer Kleinsmith

March 30, 1923 - May 17, 2017

Margaret Hafer (Rittenhouse) Kleinsmith, 94, of The Villages, Fla, formerly of Exeter Twp., passed away quietly surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. She was the loving wife of the late Edwin Lincoln Kleinsmith. The couple married in Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Reading on March 16, 1946. Sadly, Edwin passed away June 16, 2016, leaving Margaret heartbroken.Born on March 30, 1923 in...
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Mildred Doris Crimmins

February 17, 1932 - May 12, 2017

Mildred Doris (DeHart) Crimmins, 85, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away peacefully in the Reading Hospital on Friday, May 12, 2017. She was the loving wife of the late John Thomas Crimmins, Jr. Sadly, John passed away in 2011.Born in Reading on February 17, 1932, Mildred was a daughter of the late Arthur and Pearl (Hoshauer) DeHart. She was employed for over 30 years in the candy manufacturing...
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Andrew Richardson Morton

June 30, 1952 - May 10, 2017

Andrew Richardson "Rick" Morton, 64, of Reading, passed away peacefully May 10, 2017 in the Reading Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Marie A. (Matchicka) Morton for the last 20 years, having married April 19, 1997. Born in Elkton, MD on June 30, 1952, he was the son of the late William Curtis Morton, Sr. and Lillian Mary (Winterling) Morton. Rick was a 1971 graduate of Avon Grove...
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Ronald L. Eschbach

November 23, 1941 - May 8, 2017

Ronald L. Eschbach, 75, of Sinking Spring passed away suddenly on Monday, May 8, 2017. He passed shortly after his union to his life partner Dorothy Dronsfield-Eschbach while sailing on a Caribbean cruise onboard the Carnival Pride.Ronald was a son of the late Woodrow and Lorraine (DeLong) Eschbach.He is survived by his loving partner, Dorothy Dronsfield-Eschbach with whom he resided. He is...
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Charles Raymond Fisher

December 3, 1925 - April 18, 2017

Charles "Charlie" Raymond Fisher Sr., 91, of Alsace Twp., passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side on Tuesday afternoon, April 18, 2017.He was the loving husband of Dorothy "Dully" M. (Faust) Fisher for over 70 years. Born in Molltown on December 3, 1925, Charlie was a son of the late John S. and Erma M. (Adam) Haas.He was an Oley Valley High School...
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Christopher David Crosby

July 23, 1978 - April 12, 2017

Christopher "Chris" David Crosby, 38, of Tremont, formerly of Reading, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was the husband of Jessica K. (Nagle) Crosby.Born in Reading on July 23, 1978, Chris was the only child of David and Connie (Crandall) Crosby. He was a 1994 graduate of Reading High School. Chris was employed with MI Windows and Doors in Hegins as a window...
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Milan Kemp

August 12, 1930 - April 8, 2017

Milan "Mike" Wayne Kemp, 86, of Exeter Twp., passed away peacefully in Rittenhouse Village in Laureldale on Saturday, April 8, 2017. He was the husband of the late Minnie (Painter) Kemp. Born in Reading on August 12, 1930, he was a son of the late Thomas and Flora (Rollman) Kemp. Mike was a 1948 graduate of Reading High School where he lettered in baseball and basketball both Jr and Sr years. He...
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Nancy Wolcott Puffer

August 30, 1932 - April 7, 2017

Nancy W. Puffer, passed away in Lancaster on April 7, 2017. Born in Montreal, Quebec, daughter of Leslie W. and Alice S. Speer, she is predeceased by her sister Patricia S. Heineke. She is survived by her beloved sons Stephen Puffer and his "partner in crime" Deb Kutt of Willow Street, and Craig Puffer of Buffalo, NY.Nancy owned LCS Printing in Lancaster and in 1973 she began working at...
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Lee Earle Duncan

September 7, 1930 - April 4, 2017

Born September 7th, 1930, in Tarentum, Pa. Son of Marjorie Owens Duncan and J. Earle Duncan. Twin Brother of James Owens Duncan.Family: Wonderful husband to his Loving Wife of 59-plus years, June Sprecher Duncan. Proud and caring father to Susan Duncan Poniatowski, Marjorie Duncan Bruno and James Lee Duncan. Father-in-law to Gregory V. Poniatowski, Robert Bruno and Laurie Lindgren Duncan.Most...
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Claude Earl Richmond

June 15, 1926 - April 4, 2017

Claude Earl Richmond, 90, of Pennside, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2017 in Manor Care, Laureldale, Pa. Married to the love of his life on July 5, 1952, Claude was the husband of Josephine Rose (Tarantella) Richmond, who passed away on June 20, 2014. Born at home on the farm in Cameron, West Virginia, on June 15, 1926, Claude was the oldest of 4 sons of the late Desmond and Mary (Logston)...
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Jean Gwendolyn Lombardi

November 25, 1926 - April 2, 2017

Jean Gwendolyn Lombardi, 90, of Exeter Township, passed away April 2, 2017 in Elmcroft Senior Living, Reading. Her husband, Robert P. Lombardi, passed away March 7, 1999. She was born in West Penn Township on November 25, 1926, a daughter of the late Archibald T. and Verna Mae (Stahler) Zehner.She was a member of Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was also a past choir member.She...
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Frank Lawrence Nein

June 6, 1932 - March 31, 2017

Frank Lawrence Nein, 84, passed away March 31, 2017 in his Temple residence surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, June M. (Berg) Nein, who were wed on January 3, 1953.He was born in Reading on June 6, 1932, a son of the late Milford E. and Elsie J. (Kochel) Nein. Frank attended Reading High School and was an Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict, 1953-1955. He was...
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David Willard Connor

May 5, 1942 - March 31, 2017

David Willard Connor, 74, of Temple, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, March 31, 2017. He was the loving husband of Nancy J. (Row) Connor. The couple married in Wyomissing on September 22, 1962.Born in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 1942, he was a son of the late Harry L. and Margaret (Hedgepeth) Connor. David was a 1960 graduate of Annapolis High School.David was employed with the City...
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James Elwood Noll

November 30, 1924 - March 27, 2017

James Elwood Noll, 92, passed away March 27, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Fern L. (Smith) Noll. He was born in Reading on November 30, 1924, a son of the late Harry J. and Mary G. (Snyder) Noll. Jim was an Army Veteran serving during World War II and was employed by Met-Ed as a boiler technician for 30 years, retiring in 1980. He is survived by his 4 children. Services and...
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Madeline Jane Good

June 6, 1927 - March 19, 2017

Madeline Jane Good, 89, of Birdsboro, passed away March 19, 2017 in Keystone Villa surrounded by her loving family. Her husband, John I. Good, passed away in 1989. She was born in Reading on June 6, 1927, a daughter of the late Paul H. and Gertie R. (Gettis) Keen.Madeline was a member of Emmanuel UCC in Shillington and a member of Reading Chapter #251 Order of Eastern Star.She leaves to cherish...
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Karla Anni Luise Radack Siebach

March 10, 1930 - March 8, 2017

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Kirk Ashley Harrell

September 14, 1979 - March 8, 2017

Kirk A. Harrell, 37, of Hamburg, passed away on March 8, 2017, in his residence.Born in West Reading, he was a son of Jack L. Harrell Sr., of Leesport, and the late Barbara A. (Fausnaught) Harrell.Kirk was employed as a plumber with CC&M HVAC, Exeter Township. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and especially loved his dogs.In addition to his father, he is survived by his brothers, Jack L....
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Ruth Thelma Lucas

October 15, 1939 - March 8, 2017

Ruth T. Lucas, 77, of Spring Township, passed away in the early a.m. hours on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 with family by her side, in the Country Meadows Retirement Community of Wyomissing.Ruth was a daughter of the late George F. and Arlene E. (Werley) Seaman, as well as a loving Mother, Grandmother and Aunt to all in her family. She was born in Breiningsville, PA, grew up in Laureldale and lived...
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Mary Jane George

October 13, 1919 - March 2, 2017

Mary J. George, 97, formerly of Reading, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Reading Hospital. Her husband of 55 years, David S. George, passed away in 1996. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Bambino and Carmela (Mignogna) Giovanelli. She was employed as a Layout Operator with the former Western Electric, Reading for 27 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of St....
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Larry Royden Dotterer

March 4, 1941 - March 2, 2017

Larry Royden Dotterer, 75, of Reading, passed away in the Reading Hospital on Thursday, March 2, 2017. He was the loving husband of Barbara Ann (Hufford) Dotterer.Born in Allentown on March 4, 1941, Larry was the only child of the late Royden and Lillian (Christman) Dotterer. He was a Northwestern Lehigh High School graduate.Larry was a hardworking man and was employed for over 20 years as a...
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Terry Lee Dunkelberger

April 5, 1944 - March 1, 2017

Terry Lee Dunkelberger, 72, of Bernville, passed away in the Reading Hospital on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. He was the husband of Sharon L. (Cheeseman) Dunkelberger.Born in West Reading on April 5, 1944, he was the son of the late Leroy and Lydia (Hafer) Dunkelberger. He attended Reading School District schools.Terry was employed with OB Dyers as a Foreman for over 15 years in his younger years....
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Richard William Coover

January 2, 1942 - February 28, 2017

Richard W. "Bup" Coover, 75, of Exeter Twp., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. He was the loving husband of Debra A. "Yogi" (Umbenhauer) Coover. Born in Schuylkill Haven on January 2, 1942, he was the son of the late Paul and Geneva (Strauch) Coover. Bup was a unique man. He was stubborn, hard working and very family oriented. Richard honorably served his country in the United...
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Robert Roy Riegel

September 29, 1950 - February 22, 2017

Robert Roy Riegel 66, of Robeson Township passed away February 22, 2017 in the Reading Hospital. He is survived by his wife Joanne L Shipe. He was born in Reading on September 29, 1950 a son of the late Roy and Mabel (Balthaser) Riegel. Bob was employed by Gilbert Associates, Inc/ Worley Parsons as an electrical engineer for over 40 years retiring on January 20, 2013. In addition to his wife, Bob...
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Mary Louise Loomer

June 8, 1928 - February 13, 2017

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Patricia Elaine Witman

February 21, 1934 - February 8, 2017

Patricia E. Witman, 82, of West Lawn, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Robert P. Witman. Born in West Reading, she was a daughter of the late Robert R. and Hilda M. (Willson) Guest.She was a 1952 graduate of Wyomissing High School and attended the Moore Institute of Art in Philadelphia. She enjoyed going to the movies and antiquing.She is...
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Edith Mildred Weiler

November 27, 1921 - February 2, 2017

Edith Mildred Weiler, 95, passed away February 2, 2017, in her son's Robeson Township residence. Her husband, Warren S. Weiler, passed away in 1978. She was born in West Reading on November 27, 1921, a daughter of the late Henry E. and Emma (Ringler) Schwambach.Edith enjoyed cooking and going clamming in Delaware.She is survived by her son, Lynn B., and his wife, Barbara Weiler; 6...
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Carol Rae Sweeney

February 8, 1943 - February 1, 2017

Carol Rae Sweeney, 73, of Leesport, passed away February 1, 2017, in Berks Heim.She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander E. Sweeney. She is survived her companion, Marvin Boyer. Carol was born in Reading on February 8, 1943, a daughter of the late Raymond and Sadie (Balthaser) Rothermel.She was employed by Palmer Corporation as a braided hose operator for around 15 years.Carol is survived by...
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Richard Allen Lott

September 27, 1932 - January 31, 2017

Richard Allen Lott, 84, of Birdsboro, passed away January 31, 2017 in Penn State Health St. Joseph. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette M. (Bieber) Lott who shared 60 years of marriage in July. He was born in Baumstown on September 27, 1932, a son of the late Horace and Edna (Reinert) Lott.Richard was a member of St. Paul's Church in Pottstown and was employed by Arkema as head of Security...
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Dorothy R. Henry

December 4, 1915 - January 30, 2017

Dorothy R. Henry, 101, of Venice, Fla., previously of Lebanon, Myerstown and Reading, Pa., as well as New Bern, N.C., during WWII, passed away January 30, 2017, in Luke Haven Nursing Facility, in Venice, Fla.She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond W. Henry, in 1976. Dorothy was born in Shillington on December 4, 1915, a daughter of the late Howard B. and Sally (Wieder) Reed.She was a Reading...
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Shirley Ann Wolf

February 16, 1934 - January 29, 2017

Shirley A. Wolf, 82, of Lancaster County, formerly of Reading, passed away into the arms of her Savior on January 29, 2017. She was the best stay-at-home mom anyone could ask for and she always catered to her family's needs above her own.Shirley was known for her loving nature. She loved Jesus and never missed an opportunity to share His love with others. She dearly loved her family and...
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Scott Gerald Lush

July 22, 1957 - January 28, 2017

Scott Gerald Lush, 59, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away peacefully at the home he shared with his loving fiancée, Lisa Santorelli, on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Born in West Reading on July 22, 1957, he was a son of the late Ronald, Sr. and Doris M. (Bortz) Lush.Scott was a Twin Valley High School graduate, Class of 1975. His entire adult life, he owned and operated his own business, Scott...
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Elizabeth E. Najarian

January 4, 1937 - January 28, 2017

Elizabeth E. "Liz" Najarian, 80, of Reading, passed away peacefully in the Reading Hospital on Saturday, January 28, 2017 with her loving family by her side.Born in Reading on January 4, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Ezekiel and Amelia (Tovmassian) Najarian. She was a 1955 graduate of Reading High School. Liz was employed with Stevens, Curtis Embry Shoe Factory for 19 years,...
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Agnes Virginia Hilbert

January 30, 1921 - January 26, 2017

Agnes Virginia Hilbert 95, passed away on January 26, 2017 at Weddington Park Assisted living in Matthews, NC. Her husband Warren F Hilbert passed away on June 30, 2003. Born in Morton PA on January 30, 1921 a daughter of the late William A and Laura (Douth) Matz. Agnes was almost 96 years of age. She lived her early life near Boyertown and she entered the Navy Waves during World War II where she...
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Minnie Mabel Kemp

March 6, 1932 - January 25, 2017

Minnie M. (Painter) Kemp, 84, of Exeter Twp., passed away peacefully in Berkshire Center with her son by her side on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.She was the loving wife of Milan Wayne Kemp. Born in Warwick Twp., Chester Co., on March 6, 1932, Minnie was a daughter of the late William M. and Grace (McCord) Painter.Minnie was a 1950 Warwick High School graduate and a 1954 graduate of West Chester...
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Rose Marie Mulligan

September 11, 1922 - January 16, 2017

Rose Marie (Sendi) Mulligan, 94, of Reading, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 16, 2017 in Wyomissing Nursing Center. She was the loving wife of the late Gerald W. Mulligan. The couple were married in Holy Rosary RCC on April 27, 1946.Born in Sharpsburg, Allegheny Co., Rose was a daughter of the late Frank and Antoinette (Lonzino) Sendi. She was a member of Holy Rosary RCC and then St....
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Donald Howard Miller

August 11, 1934 - January 15, 2017

Donald Howard Miller, 82, of Exeter Twp., passed away at home on Sunday, January 15, 2017. He was the loving husband of Jennie A. (Ulrich) Miller. The couple married on August 25, 1956 and shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Reading on August 11, 1934, he was a son of the late Chester and Mary (Englebach) Miller.He was drafted into the Army and served in Germany and worked on trucks. Donald was...
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Clifford Carl Knarr

April 10, 1924 - January 11, 2017

Clifford Carl Knarr Sr., 92, of Birdsboro passed away January 11, 2017, in The Reading Hospital surrounded by his family.His wife, Selma L. (Harrell) Knarr, passed away on August 22, 2015. He was born in Reading on April 10, 1924, a son of the late Clarence L. Sr. and Cecelia (Kosmowski) Knarr. He was one of seventeen children.Clifford was an Army Veteran serving during WWII as a Tech 5 and was...
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Harold Elmer Althouse

December 12, 1923 - January 5, 2017

Harold Elmer Althouse, 93, of Douglassville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2017. He was the loving husband of 42 years to Virginia "Ginny" (Behm) Althouse. The couple married in their Douglassville home on June 29, 1974.Born on December 12, 1923, Harold was a son of the late Edwin B. and Sallie A. (Kauffman) Althouse. He was drafted in 1942 and joined the Navy. He...
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Walter Herman Pfrommer

November 16, 1935 - January 4, 2017

Walter Herman Pfrommer, 81, of Richmond Township passed away January 4, 2017 in Penn State Health St. Joseph surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his partner Sue D. Noll.He was born in Reading on November 16, 1935, a son of the late William and Anna (Bischoff) Pfrommer.Walter was employed by Car Tech, Singer, Yeager Supply, and Pep Boys where he was a truck driver for all.He is also...
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Bette Lou Gilmer

July 15, 1926 - December 31, 2016

Bette L. Gilmer, 90, formerly of Reading and Lebanon, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Lawrence County Manor, Mount Vernon, Mo. She was predeceased by her husband, John H. Gilmer, Sr. in 2002.Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Martha (Hartman) Witmyer.She was employed with Palmer Candy, Reading for several years. Bette enjoyed sewing, needlepoint and word...
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Rosemarie B. Coldren

January 26, 1933 - December 31, 2016

Rosemarie B. Coldren, 83, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2016. Her husband, James R. Coldren, passed away 1970. She was born in Reading onJanuary 26, 1933, a daughter of the late Ralph and Nora (Brettman) Smith.Rosemarie loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was definitely a stubborn woman who liked things her way. She had no filter, which...
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Frances Palm

September 28, 1925 - December 25, 2016

Frances Palm, 91, of Lower Alsace Township, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016, in her residence.Her husband, George D. Palm Sr,. passed away on December 26, 2013. Born in Newfield, New Jersey, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Lilla (Storiali) Visalli.She was employed at the former Luden's Candy, Reading, for many years, retiring in 1988.Frances enjoyed traveling and playing...
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Betty Mae Colletti

August 24, 1923 - December 24, 2016

Betty Mae Colletti 93, of Reading passed away December 24, 2016 in Spruce Manor. He husband Louis E Colletti passed away September 27, 2003. She was born in Reading on August 8, 1923 a daughter of the late Clarence B and Frances (Englebrecht) Prutzman. Betty was a member of Alsace Lutheran Church and was employed at Arrow Intl. as a needle manufacturer for over 30 years retiring there. She is...
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Timothy Daniel Galvin

February 18, 1986 - December 23, 2016

Timothy Daniel Galvin Jr 30, of Reading passed away December 23, 2016. He was born in Reading on February 18, 1986 a son of Cheryl Keehn and the late Timothy D Galvin Sr. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy Fan. Tim is also survived by his son Isiah, sister Amber Harris and her husband Paulie Negron of Reading, 2 nieces Mookie and Jayla Rose and 1 nephew, Zackary. There are 3 aunts and 4 uncles. Tim was...
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Clara Christine Kochel

February 5, 1933 - December 23, 2016

Clara C. Kochel, 83, of Cumru Township, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016 in Reading Hospital. Her husband, Robert H. Kochel passed away on January 17, 2014.Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Stella Z. (Kwiatkowski) Kruszewski.She was a 1956 graduate of Reading High School and was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Reading. She was employed at the Reading High...
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John Joseph Witman

February 15, 1918 - December 17, 2016

John Joseph Witman, 98, passed away peacefully in the Reading Hospital on Saturday evening, December 17, 2016. He was the husband of the late Dorothy E. (Heckman) Witman. The couple was married for 65 years before Dorothy passed in 2004.Born in Reading on February 15, 1918, he was a son of the late Charles Witman and Elsie (Greiss) Petree. John was a 1936 graduate of Reading High School and...
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Charles Henry Schwambach

October 13, 1919 - December 15, 2016

Charles Henry Schwambach Sr., 97, passed away December 15, 2016, in his Mt. Penn residence. His wife, Mary (Lecatsas) Schwambach, passed away July 19, 2011. Born in Reading on October 13, 1919, a son of the late Charles H and Helen Schwambach. He was employed by James Motors as a truck driver for 25 years, Owner/operator of Schwambach's Bar for 4 years, and Berkshire Village as groundskeeper...
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Margaret Gerhard Sotak

July 9, 1922 - December 14, 2016

Margaret (Reck) Gerhard Sotak, 94, of Shillington, passed away peacefully in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. She was the wife of the late Michael E. Sotak. Born in Reading on July 9, 1922, Margaret was daughter of the late George and Veronica (Sockel) Reck. She attended Reading High School and was first employed with Talbott Knitting Mill for 11 years. She...
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Neil Harrison Dormer

June 12, 1991 - December 13, 2016

Neil Harrison Dormer died December 13th unexpectedly at his home in Limekiln PA. He was born in Reading on June 12th, 1991. He was a 2009 Exeter High School graduate. He attended PSU Berks and was working toward a degree in Information Sciences and Technology. He was employed in the past by CyOptics Inc. and Avago Technologies, Breinigsville PA. He was a member of The Bridge Fellowship Church...
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Phyllis Hassler Rittenhouse

October 5, 1923 - December 13, 2016

Mrs. Phyllis Hassler Rittenhouse, 93, of Wyomissing, passed away peacefully in her home at Columbia Cottage. She was the loving wife of the late Paul S. Rittenhouse, Sr. Mr. Rittenhouse passed away in November of 2008.Born in Wernersville on October 5, 1923, Phyllis was a daughter of the late Amos and Edith (Noll) Hassler. She was a 1939 graduate of Wilson High School and went on to attend...
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Antoinette DeWald Haas

June 9, 1929 - December 11, 2016

Antoinette "Toni" DeWald (Kramer) Haas, 87, of Reading, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Phoebe Berks, Wernersville.Born in Detroit, MI, on June 9, 1929, Toni was the daughter of the late George S. and Marie E. (DeWald) Kramer. She was a 1947 graduate of Reading High School. In retirement, she was a member of the high school reunion committee.Toni was employed with the...
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Arthur Kleinspehn

March 16, 1918 - December 10, 2016

Arthur Kleinspehn Jr., 98, formerly of Reading, passed December 10, 2016 in his daughter's residence, where he resided for a year and a half, surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Cummings) Kleinspehn. He was born in Reading on March 6, 1918, a son of the late Arthur Sr. and E. Georgene (Wentzel) Kleinspehn. Art was a 1936 Reading High School graduate and...
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Margaret Anna Jarvis

January 27, 1935 - November 20, 2016

Margaret Anna "Peggy" Jarvis, 81, of Reading, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 in ManorCare Laureldale. Born in Reading on January 27, 1935, she was a daughter of the late George F. and Eleanor (Hartley) S. Jarvis.Peggy was a 1952 graduate of Mt. Penn High School. After graduation, she went to work at American Casualty (CNA Insurance), retiring in 1995.Peggy enjoyed crocheting,...
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Denton Young Griesemer

July 11, 1928 - November 18, 2016

Denton Young Griesemer, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2016 in Season Hospice at Phoenixville Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy A. (Fioravanti) Griesemer. Mrs. Griesemer passed away in 2011.Born in Reading on July 11, 1928, Denton was a son of the late Peter B. and Emma (Young) Griesemer. He was a 1946 Graduate of Reading High School. After graduation,...
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Merian W. Randle

October 23, 1930 - November 15, 2016

Merian W. Randle, 86, of Akron, passed away November 15, 2016 in Ephrata Community Hospital. She was predeceased by her first husband James Hippensteel and her second husband, Harry N. Randle Jr. She was born in Martindale, Lancaster County on October 23, 1930, a daughter of the late Levi B. and Lydia H. (Nolt) Witmer.She is survived by her children; Bruce G. Hippensteel, of Akron, Penny J. widow...
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Grace Elizabeth Wessner

July 25, 1925 - October 28, 2016

Grace Elizabeth (Talarigo) Wessner, 91, of Temple, passed away peacefully in the Lutheran Home at Topton on Friday, October 28, 2016. She was the wife of the late Claude A. Wessner Jr. Born in Reading on July 25, 1925, Grace was a daughter of the late Florence (Mack) and Antonio Talarigo Sr.Grace was employed with Western Electric Co. as a layout operator. While she was there, the company became...
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Jean Lorraine Shaner

August 23, 1923 - October 27, 2016

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Richard Lewis Neiheiser

October 15, 1930 - October 26, 2016

Richard Lewis Neiheiser, 86, of Birdsboro, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. He was the devoted husband of the late Ruth A. (Witters) Neiheiser. The couple married in Elkton, MD on May 4, 1952. Sadly, Ruth passed away March 21, 2005.Born in Hamburg, Richard was a son of the late William and Margaret (Moyer) Neiheiser. Richard was a US Marine and served during the...
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Richard Warren Melot

February 7, 1938 - October 20, 2016

Richard "Frog" Warren Melot, 78, of Reading, passed away in the Reading Hospital on Thursday, October 20, 2016. He was the loving husband of Suzanne "Suzie" R. (Schwartz) Melot. The couple shared 57 years together on June 27th.Born in Reading on February 7, 1938 Richard was a son of the late Roger H. and Bessie M. (Whitaker) Melot. Frog was employed with Pomeroy's Department Store in Reading as a...
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William Anthony Boyer

July 17, 1932 - October 14, 2016

William "Red" Anthony Boyer, 84, of Exeter Twp., passed away on Friday evening, October 14, 2016 in Golden Living Center. He was the devoted husband of the late Virginia (Rapp) Boyer. The couple were married 47 years. Born in Norristown, PA, he was the son of the late William L. and Mary E (Carlin) Boyer.Red was a 1950 graduate of Reading Catholic High School and a veteran of the Korean...
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Nelda May Koch

August 19, 1929 - October 8, 2016

Nelda May (Harding) Koch, 87, of Temple, passed away in the Reading Hospital on Saturday night, October 8, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Martin L. Koch. Martin passed away on December 7, 1978.Born in Wernersville on August 19, 1929, Nelda was a daughter of the late Helen (Angle) Harding. She attended Reading area schools.Nelda was a hard working woman and was...
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