Our Obituaries

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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Kelly Jane Bailey

April 22, 1971 - October 5, 2016

Kelly Jane Bailey, 45, passed away October 5, 2016, in the Reading Hospital surrounded by her loving family as she transitioned home to be with the Lord.She is survived by her husband, Kevin S. Bailey Sr. Kelly was born in Reading on April 22, 1971, a daughter of Sandra (Werner) Hughes, of Wernersville, and the late Brian O'Neill Hughes.She was a member of True Faith Independent Holiness...
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Patrick Michael Voros

March 13, 1947 - October 2, 2016

Patrick M. Voros, age 69, died on October 2, 2016 after his brave battle with cancer. His final moments were spent at home, surrounded by family. Patrick is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, of 50 years, his 5 children; 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 sisters. Born in Melbourne, Australia to Cecilia and Joseph, Patrick came to the United States when he was nine months old. ...
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Martha Marie Focht

November 21, 1929 - September 30, 2016

Martha "Tootie" Marie Focht, 88, of West Lawn, passed away peacefully in Berks Heim Nursing and Rehabilitation on Friday, September 30, 2016. She was the loving wife of the late Edwin W. Focht. Born in Lancaster on November 21, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Fidillia Beshsheba Anthony Hoster. She attended Mohnton schools.Tootie was self-employed as a Professional Homemaker and...
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Theresa Marie Ebert

October 12, 1929 - September 18, 2016

Theresa Marie(Cote) Ebert, 86, died on Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Apache Junction. Born on October 12, 1929 in Madawaska, she was the daughter of Patrick Cote (d.1967) and Lucie (Cyr) Cote (d.1974). Terri graduated from Madawaska High School, class of 1948. She received her nursing degree from Portland General Hospital in 1952 and enjoyed a successful career as a Registered Nurse and homemaker...
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Deborah Ann Bourgeois

May 26, 1955 - September 17, 2016

Deborah Ann Bourgeois, 61, passed away on September 17, 2016 in Penn State Health St. Joseph. She was predeceased by her life partner, Dave Sheeder.She was born in New Orleans on May 26, 1955, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Mary (Guillot) Bourgeois.Deborah is survived by her son, Paul J. Bird and his wife, Juana Verdu; grandson, Jordan Segis; and her 2 brothers, Charles W. Bourgeois and...
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Charles John Reese

December 29, 1939 - September 17, 2016

Charles John Reese Sr 76, of Reading passed away on September 17, 2016 in The Reading Hospital. He is survived by his wife Barbara A (Potteiger) Reese who he shared 51 1/2 years of marriage. Charlie was born in Frackville on December 29, 1939 a son of the late Carl and Eleanor (Dodds) Reese. He was a member of Hopewell Christian Fellowship and was employed by U.S. Postal Service as a clerk for 38...
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Margaret Ruth Hafer

August 27, 1931 - September 17, 2016

Margaret R. Hafer, 85, formerly of Greenfields, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 in the Laurel Center, Hamburg, where she was a resident.Her husband, William L. Hafer Sr. passed away on March 28, 2016.Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Willard F. and Kathryn (Herbst) Wagner.She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Leesport, and also the Greenfields Fire...
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Larry Kent Frampton

July 20, 1941 - September 14, 2016

Larry Kent Frampton, 75, of Exeter Twp., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. He was the adoring husband of Carol Jean(Stanich) Frampton. The couple married on August 6, 1960 and shared 56 blessed years of marriage.Born in Cardiff on July 20, 1941, he was the son of the late Albert and Elma (Miller) Frampton. He was a 1959 graduate of Blacklick High School in...
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Jane Barbara Sandt

March 27, 1925 - September 4, 2016

Jane Barbara (Hartlieb) Sandt, 91, of Lower Alsace, passed away peacefully in Berkshire Commons on Sunday, September 4, 2016. She was the loving wife of 56 years to the late Russell Austin Sandt. The couple married in St. Paul's Lutheran Church on October 29, 1954.Born in Reading on March 27, 1925, Jane was a daughter of the late Harry and Estella (Pfautz) Hartlieb. She was a 1943 graduate of...
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Mildred Emily Hummel

May 25, 1936 - August 28, 2016

Mildred Emily "Millie" Hummel 80, went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by her loving family in her Exeter residence. Her faith in the Lord and her determination helped her to overcome many health issues over the years always maintaining strength and dignity. She is survived by her husband Wayne E. Hummel Jr.A born again Christian, she was a member of Exeter Bible Church for...
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Susan Kay Dietrich

September 22, 1958 - August 27, 2016

Susan Kay (Sallada) Dietrich, 57, of Lower Alsace Twp., passed away after a short battle with cancer on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Penn State Health- St. Joseph. She was the loving wife of Ronald D. Dietrich. Born in Reading on September 22, 1958, a daughter of the late Edward and Jeanette (Reitstetter) Sallada.Susan was employed last with the Loomis Co. as a cleaner for eight years and prior...
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Clifford A. Weidner

October 21, 1928 - August 10, 2016

Clifford A. Weidner, 87, of Muhlenberg Township, passed away August 10, 2016, in Penn State Health St. Joseph. He is survived by his wife of 60 years,Viola M. (Trate) Weidner. He was born in Laureldale on October 21, 1928, a son of the late Chester and Esther (Davidheiser) Weidner.Clifford was a member of Rosedale UCC and was employed by Columbian Cutlery in Reading as a shipping clerk for 48...
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George William Kratsas

April 15, 1955 - August 9, 2016

George William Kratsas, Jr., 61, of Exeter Twp., passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. He was the loving husband of Margaret C. "Peggy" (Weiss) Kratsas.Born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 15, 1955, he was a son of the late George W., Sr. and Patricia A. (Burns) Kratsas.George was employed with the County of Berks as a Procurement Manager at the Berks Heim Nursing and...
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Betty Marie Peiffer

May 15, 1942 - August 7, 2016

Betty Marie (Kintzer) Peiffer, 74, has gone home to be with her Saviour, to the place that he has prepared for her in Heaven on Sunday evening at 9:51 p.m., August 7, 2016. She was the loving wife of James L. Peiffer Jr. Born in Harrisburg on May 15, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Jane E. (Wilson) Kintzer.She would always begin each day with her Lord in the reading of His word...
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Irene Mildred Sterner

April 23, 1926 - August 4, 2016

Irene Mildred (Witteman) Sterner, 90, passed away August 4, 2016 in her Birdsboro residence. She was the loving wife of the late David Harvey Sterner.Prior to her marriage, she was an owner and operator of a beauty shop in Honesdale, PA. She was licensed as a beautician in 1946. Her father helped her get a shop. In 1947, she received her Beauty Shop license.She enjoyed a long career at the...
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Douglas David Long

February 5, 1955 - August 3, 2016

Douglas D. Long, 61, of West Lawn, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 while jogging with his daughter Nikki. He was the husband of Diane E. (Fick) Long. Born in West Reading he was a son of Dolores (Priebe) Long and the late John Long.He was a graduate of Wyomissing High School and attended both Trinity United Church of Christ, Mount Penn as well as Glad Tidings Church, Spring...
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Jason Howard Quaintance

March 22, 1973 - July 19, 2016

Jason Howard Quaintance, 43, formerly of Reading, passed away July 19, 2016 in his New Jersey residence.He was born in Reading on March 22, 1973, a son of the late Ronald H. and Dawn M. (Pauza) Quaintance. Jason was an Army Air Force veteran and was employed by the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, as a mechanical engineer.He is survived by his sister, Joy M. Quaintance of Reading.A...
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Letitia Jarsocrak

April 26, 1932 - July 14, 2016

Letitia "Letty" Jarsocrak, 84, of Muhlenberg Township, passed away July 14, 2016, in The Reading Hospital.She was born in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England, a daughter of the late Samuel and Martha (Lambert) Hyatt. Letitia emigrated to the USA with her family in 1947, naturalized as a citizen on November 4, 1953. She married Edward in 1953 during a civil service and in love for 63 years...
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John David Oberlin

August 17, 1941 - July 6, 2016

John David Oberlin 74, lifelong resident of Exeter Township and Mt Penn, passed away July 6, 2016 in Hearthstone at Amity. He was born in West Reading on August 17, 1941 a son of the late John and Virginia (Funke) Oberlin and beloved maternal grandparents Oscar A and Margaret (Schickling) Funke. David was a 1960 Exeter High School graduate and attended Albright College. He was employed by PA...
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Virginia Mae Bushyager

February 19, 1931 - July 5, 2016

Virginia Mae Bushyager, 85, passed away July 5, 2016, in Broad Mountain Nursing Home. She was born in Reading on February 19, 1931, a daughter of the late Henry H. and Esther (Englehart) Adams. Virginia was of Episcopal faith and was a registered nurse for private duty, last working in 1982. She is survived by her daughter, Amy, and her husband, Kenny McIlvee, of Boyertown; her son, Sam, and his...
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Richard Lynn Schonour

April 8, 1935 - June 28, 2016

Richard L. Schonour, 81, of Maidencreek Twp., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. He was the loving husband of Patricia A. (Clemens) Schonour.Born in the Reading Hospital on April 8, 1935, Richard was a son of the late John A. and Marie B. (Hunsberger) Schonour. He was a 1953 Mohnton High School graduate and soon after joined the U.S. Army and honorably...
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Raymond Joseph Shugar

September 7, 1930 - June 25, 2016

Raymond Joseph Shugar, 85, of Muhlenberg Township, passed away June 25, 2016 in the Reading Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Joan E. (Morrisson) Shugar.Raymond was born in Reading on September 7, 1930, a son of the late John L. and Mary A. (Daubert) Shugar.He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and was a Navy veteran.Ray was employed by Met-Ed as a surveyor for 40 years, retiring on...
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Joyce Eileen Eck

June 29, 1945 - June 24, 2016

Joyce Eileen Eck, 70, of Exeter Township, passed away June 24, 2016, in The Reading Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Kenneth R. Eck. Joyce was born in Reading on June 29, 1945, a daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret (Lotz) Armao.She was a 1963 Reading High School Graduate.In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter,...
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Bernard Joseph Ciemiewicz

June 2, 1953 - June 20, 2016

Bernard Joseph Ciemiewicz, 63, of Lower Alsace Twp., passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 in Milton S. Hershey Medical Center surrounded by family. He was the loving husband of Jacqueline Elaine (Dennis) Ciemiewicz. The couple married in Mt. Penn on April 14, 1973.Born in Reading on June 2, 1953, Bernie was a son of the late Esther Moyer and Bernard Ciemiewicz. He was a 1971 graduate of Reading...
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Edwin Lincoln Kleinsmith

July 24, 1921 - June 16, 2016

Edwin Lincoln Kleinsmith, 94, of Cumru Twp., formerly of Exeter Twp., passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Thursday, June 16, 2016.He was the loving husband of Margaret Hafer (Rittenhouse) Kleinsmith. The couple shared 70 years of marriage on March 16, 2016. Born on July 24, 1921, in Exeter Twp., Edwin was a son of the late Chester F. and Louisa L. (Hafer) Kleinsmith.Edwin...
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Christine Denise Hadley

May 20, 1954 - June 13, 2016

Christine Denise Hadley, 62, of Reading, passed away at her home on Monday, June 13, 2016. She was the loving daughter of Herbert and Mildred (Walt) Hadley of Monocacy. Born in Reading Hospital on May 20, 1954, Christine attended Daniel Boone High School before joining the U.S. Army. She served during Peacetime and it took her as far as Germany.When Christine returned from the service, she...
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George F. Rismiller

May 2, 1925 - June 12, 2016

George F. Rismiller, 91, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Berks Heim, where he was a resident. He was predeceased by his wife, Hilda H. (Heiser) Rismiller, on April 27, 2002. Born in Tilden Township, he was a son of the late George Y. and Mary E. (Hafer) Rismiller.He was employed as a short order cook at Trainers Midway Diner, Bethel Township, for 20 years, retiring in 2001.He was a Navy...
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Richard Reuben Putt

April 15, 1927 - June 12, 2016

Richard R. Putt, 89, of Spring Twp., passed away peacefully in Wyomissing Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday, June 12, 2016. He was the loving husband of Ruth G. (Klemmer) Putt.Born at home in Reading on April 15, 1927, Richard was a son of the Evan and Mary (Deeds) Putt. He was member of West Lawn United Methodist Church.Richard was employed for 29 years with the former Glidden Paints...
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Ruth Mae Leinbach

December 8, 1927 - June 6, 2016

Ruth Mae Leinbach, 88, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away peacefully on Monday, June 6, 2016 in Manor Care Health Services Laureldale. She was the only child of the late Erma Edith (Focht) Gruber. Born on December 8, 1927, Ruth was a 1946 Reading High School graduate.She was employed as a Division Supervisor for 43 years with CNA Insurance until she retired in 1990. Ruth was known as a hard worker...
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