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CHRISTOPHER L WADE - 1973-2018

Christopher L. Wade, 45 of Exeter Twp., died April 13th in the Reading Hospital.  He was the companion of Janice R. Caselle.  Born in Reading, he was the son of Mary J. (Weber) Wade of Exeter Twp., and the late William E. Wade.  He was a drywall installer for many years.  Surviving in additon to his mother and companion are his daughters, Victoria, Natasha, Julia and Ava Wade; brothers, Michael, Patrick and Billy J. Wade.  Services will be private. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

GLEN RUSSELL ANDERS -1959-2018

Glen Russell Anders, 58 of Mohnton, died April 9th in Reading.  Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of Russell Harry and Sarah (Millard) Anders.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

ANNA F. (SCHULZE) RINKE - 1925-2018

Anna F. Rinke, 93 of Schwenksville, died April 12th in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.  She was the wife of the late Horst K. Rinke, who passed away in 2016.  Born in Hamburg, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Willi and Anna (Link) Schulze.  Surviving is one son, Wolf J. Rinke.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

JOEY D. KISSINGER - 1955-2018

Joey D. Kissinger, 63 of Hamburg, died April 6th in St. Joseph Hospital, Bern Twp.  Born in Reading, he was the son of Donald and Dorothy (Seyler) Kissinger.  Surviving are Nieces and Nephews. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

CAROLLEE D FICK - 1939-2018

Carollee D. Fick, 78 of Reading, died April 3rd in Exter Greens, Exeter Twp.  Born in Reading, PA., she was the husband of the late Oscar O Fick, Jr.  She was pre-deceased by a son, Dean Carl Fick, Sr.  Surviving is one daughter, Kim L. Fick, Exeter Twp.; one son, Kenneth O Fick, Reading, PA; sister, Patricia Estock, Temple, PA; Nieces & Nephews; 5 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandchild.  Funeral Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the McGlinn Family Regional Cancer Center at Reading Hospital, Sixth Ave & Spruce St, West Reading, PA. 19611.  Checks made payable to Reading Hospital Foundation.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

FAUSTO A FERNANDEZ - 1939-2018

Fausto A. Fernandez, 79 of Grace St., Reading, died March 28th in his residence.  Born in the Dominican Republic, he was the son of the late Avelino and Anna (Checo) Fernandez.  Surviving are two sons, Yankel A. Fernandez, Juan Fernandez; daughter, Mariluz Almanzar; 5 Grandchildren; brothers and sisters.  Private Services are being held by the MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading. 

FRANK A. ZUERCHER - 1939-2018

Frank A. Zuercher, 78 of Auburn, Schuylkill County, PA., passed away on March 20th in his residence.  He was the husband of Victoria J. (Burkett) Zuercher.  Born in Lancaster, PA., he was the son of the late Frank and Poebe (Jamison) Zuercher.  Frank was an owner operator of many used car dealerships over his career.  Services will be private.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

ALBERTA E KOCHEL - 1965-2018

Alberta E. Kochel, 52 of York, passed away on March 1st in York Hospital.  She was the companion of Mihail Pupaza.  Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Alberto Rosario Cruz and the late Nancy (Lorah) Newmoyer.  Surviving in additon to her compaion are her children, Reneee D. Weaver, Samuel Kochel, Harry Gallardo, Sean Weaver; Sisters, Beverly Guzman, Annetta Workenfous, Dorothy Rodriguez; brother, Alfred Kochel; 11 Grandchilden.  Funeral Services will be PRIVATE. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

NILDA HERNANDEZ - 1969-2018

Nilda Hernandez, 48 of Reading, died Feb. 21st in ManorCare West Reading.  Born in NY, NY, she is the daughter of Miguelina Ortiz and the late Benjamin Hernandez.  Nilda was a Home Healthcare Aide.  Services will be scheldued in Puerto Rico.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

LOUIS D. RAMBO -1955-2018

Louis D. Rambo, 55 of Chester County, passed away on Feb. 14th in the Reading Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Linda (Harrington) Rambo.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Louis D. and Jane (Hoopes) Rambo.  Surviving are sisters, Dana Didomenico, Gina Celii; brother, Daniel Rambo.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

KEISHA JUARBE HERNANDEZ - 1979-2018

Keisha Juarbe Hernandez, 38 of Reading, passed away Feb 16th in St. Joseph Hospital, Bern Twp., Born in Catano, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Francisco Juarbe and late Edda M. Hernandez.  Surviving are her children, Krystal S. Rivera Juarbe, Krystain Juarbe, Keishlyan E. Juabe, Sherysmarie Juarbe.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

HARRY MALDONADO, JR. - 1972-2018

Harry Maldonado, Jr., 45 of Pottsotwn, died Feb 9th in his residence.  Born in Arceido, Puerto Rico, he is the son of Maria L. (Gonzalez) Soto and the late Harry Maldonado-Soto.  He is survived in additon to his mother by his children, Joshua, Jada, Josiah, Diana, Selena, and Cecelia Maldonado; 2 Grandchildren; brother, Adriel Maldonado and sister, Marisal Maldonado-Gonzalez.  MARK J HUMMEL FUNERAL HOME, Lower Alsace Twp. has charge. 

ANDREW ARTHUR HUME - 1989 - 2018

Andrew Arthur Hume, 28 of Lower Heidelberg Twp., passed away on Feb. 4th in his home.  Born in Norfol, VA., he is the son of LaMar W. Hume, Jr. and Elizabeth (Burgbacher) Hume.  Surviving is one brother, LaMar W. Hume, III, at home; one sister, Dorothy E. Hume.  Memorial Services will be announced in the near future.  MARK J HUMMEL FUNERAL HOME, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

JOAN M. HARTMAN - 1939 - 2018

Joan M. Hartman, 78 of Carnarvon Twp., died Feb. 6th in her residence.  She was the compaion of over 45 years of Daniel Zellers.  Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Ellen (Shirey) Trate.  She had worked for many years in the cafeteria of the Twin Valley High School.  Surviving in additon to her companion is one brother, Charles Trate; one sister, Hazel Johnson.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of her private arrangements.

LOIS MAY HENRY - 1947-2018

Loi May Henry, 70 of Reading, passed away on February 6th in Berkshire Center.  She was the wife of the late Michael Henry.  Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Anna (Iezzi) Ziolkowski.  She was retired from Bolman Hat Factory.  Surviving are three daughters, Kim wife of Rodney O'Reilly, Boyertown, PA, Gina Palm, Exeter Twp., Stacy wife of Ricahrd Carey, Exeter Twp.; Sons, Joseph Palm, MD, Michael Henry, Jr, Lancaster County, PA; sister, Anna Herring, Somerset, PA; brother, Henry Ziolkowskoi, KS; 5 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren.  Private Funeral Services will be scheduled.  MARK J HUMMEL FUNERAL HOME, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

RICHARD L. PADEN 1951-2018

Richard L. Paden, 66 of Reading, passed away on Feb 1st in Reading Hospital.  Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Louise Long.  Surviving is one son, Michael Paden.  MARK J HUMMEL FUNERAL Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

JOHN GWINN - 1936-2018

John Gwinn, 81 of Chester County, passed away on Jan. 21st in Chester Rehab and Nursing.  Born in Faytona, FL, he was the son of the late David M. and Elizabeth (Bechtold) Gwinn.  He was an Artist and Painter.  Surviving is one daughter, Jessica Ciocca; two sons, Richard and Josh Gwinn; sisters, Mary and Nancy.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of his arrangements.

GREGORY J PAVLICK - 1955-2018

Greogry J. Pavlick, 62 of Exeter Twp, died Jan 21st in Lankanaue Hospital.  He was the companion of Karen Bailey. Born in Bayonne, NJ, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mildred (Platoni) Pavlick.  Surviving in additon to his companion are two sons, Gregory and David Pavlick; one daughter, Christinia Foster; 3  Grandchildren; three brothers, Daneil, Gary and Douglas Pavlick; one sister, Lisa Bracette.  Private Cremation Services will be held. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charger of arrangements.

LAURA E. (BURKE) MULLARKEY - 1947-2018

Laura E. Mullarkey, 70 of Reading, passed away on Jan. 21st in ManorCare Health Service where she was a resident.  She was the wife of the late Dennis A. Mullarkey, Sr., who passed away on October 2, 2014.  Surviving is one son, Dennis A. Mullarkey, Jr., husban of Stephanie of Laureldale, PA.; one brohther, Charlie Cheeseman; 3 Grandchildren; 10 Great Grandchildren. MARK J HUMMEL FUNERAL HOME, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of her private cremation arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

JUAN RAMOS GARCIA - 1961 - 2018

Juan Ramos Garcia, 56 of Reading, passed away on Jan. 14th in ManorCare Health Service, Spring Twp.  He was the husband of Sonia Rivera.  Born in Mexico, he was the son of the late Fracncisco Garcia Lara and Catarina Ical.  Suriving is his wife.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of his arrangements. 

VIRGINIA R. FAMOUS - 1932- 2018

Virginia R. Famous, 85 of Pottstown, died Jan. 11th in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.  She was the wife of the late Irvin Famous.  Born in Conshohocken, she was the daughter of the late Corson and Emma (Kohansby) Duffield.  Surviving are two brothers, Roy and Robert Duffield; one sister, Alice Moore.  Private Cremation arrangements have been made by the MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading.

JORGE ECHEVARRIA - FELICIANO -1981-2018

Jorge Echevarria-Feliciano, 36 of Bernville, passed away on Hospice at St. Joseph Hospital, Bern Twp.,  Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Jorge Eschevarria of Puerto Rico and Migdalia Feliciano.  He had worked construciton priror to his illness.  He is survived by his parents and one brother, Joey Echevarria; two sisters, Lymarie Echevarria, Vilmarie Echevarria.  Private Cremation Services have been arranged by the MARK J HUMMEL Fuenral Home, Lower Alsace Twp.. Reading.

CHARMOINE JONES - 1918 - 2018

Charmoine Jones, of Robeson Twp., passed away on January 1st in her residence.  She was the wife of the late Curtis W. Jones.  Born in Carney's Point, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Lyle T. and Helen M. (Schoor) Schartel.  Private cremation arrangments are being handled by MARK J HUMMEL FUNERAL HOME, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading.

RANDY L. PARSON - 1957 - 2018

Randy L. Parson, 60 of Reading, passed away on January 1, 2018 at the Reading Hospital.  Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Robert R. and Aida R. (Kline) Parson.  Randy was a Automotive Mechanic most of his life.  Surviving is one sister, Doris J. Krick, Macungie, PA; one brother, Dale E. Parson, Fleetwood, PA.  Private Funeral Arrangements have been made by the MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading.  www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

REV. HARRY A. KISSINGER

Rev. Harry A. Kissinger, 88, passed away on Dec. 26th in Phoebe Berks, Wernersville, PA.  He was the husband of the late Carolyn (Kratz) Kissinger and the late Marian (Griffith, Haas) Kissinger.  Born in Lykens, PA., he was the son of the late Jonathan A. and Edna (Rowe) Kissinger.  He was  a graduate of Lykens High School in 1947, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC in 1951, and Lancaster Seminary in 1954.  Rev. Kissinger's career included service to fourteen Pennsylvania  churches.  HE began as a pastor of his first four churches from 1953-1958 in Penn Central Confrence Nittany Valley Charge which included Rirst Reformed Church in Howard, Emmanuel Evangelical and Reformed in jacksonville, Mout Bethel E&R in Mill Hall, Salona E&R in Salona.  He continued his service in 1958-1961 from Emmanuel United Church of Christ in New Berlin, Drisbach UCC in Lewisburg, Erdley UCC in Middleburg, Immanuel UCC in Penns Creek, St. John's UCC in Dry Valley.  He then served three union churches from 1961-1965 for the Egypt UCCi n Egypt, St. John's  UCC in Laurey's Station, St. Paul's UCC in Cementon.  He then served Old Zionsville UCC, Old Zionsville, PA from 1969-1987, Jerusalem UCC, Trachsille 1987 until he retired in 1996.  He was pre-deceased by four sisters, Sara E. Kissinger, Myrtle Esterline, Ruth Kissinger, Doris Linder; one brother, Carl Kissinger; one daughter, Judith Haas.  Surviving is one brother, Harold Kissinger, Labanon, PA; two sons, Kenneth Kisinger, PA, David A. Haas, Port Matlda, PA; two daughters, Susan C. Mademann, NC, Ruth Kissinger, Doyelstown, PA; 3 Grandchildren.  He was  master  garderner, an avid beekeeper, and active member of the Lion's Club and several Pennsylvania Grundsow Lodges.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of his private arrangements. 

DOUGLAS H. KERCHNER

Douglas H. Kerchner, 72 of Pottstown, died Dec. 24th in his residence.  He was the husband of Linda F. (Rock) Kerchner.  Born in Freemont, Nebraska, he was the son of the late Whitney R. and Delta R. (Zimmerman)  Kerchner.  Douglas had worked for several Radio and  News Stations in the advertising deptartment for many years locally.  Surviving in additon to his wife are two daugheters, Andrea Hache and Jennifer Pyzowski; one son, Jeffrey Kerchner; 6 Grandchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace  Twp., Reading has  charge of his private arrangements.

JAMES L. "JIM" FIFER

James L. "Jim" Fifer, 81 of Exeter Twp., passed away on Nov. 12th in his residence. He was the widower of Violet L. (Mallon) Minnick and Barbar L. (Lamont) Fifer. Born in Chester, PA., he was the son of the late George W. and Sarah C (Robb) Fifer.  Jim was a graduate of Chester High School.  He was pre deceased by one brother, Calvin Fifer.  He had worked as a truck driver for several employers over the years including Acme Markets, Upper Darby Twp, and the state of New Jersey from which he retired.  Surviving are two daughters, Janice Kelly Rigg, Exeter Twp., Earline "Ruby" Fifer, Richlands, NC; one son, Richard L. Fifer, Tampa, FL; three grandchildren, Christina Schell, Cody Rigg, Conner Rigg; two great granchildren, Luna Rigg and Joshua Schell.  Memorial Services will be held on Saturday at 5:00 PM in New Hope Baptist Church, 621 Church St., Reading.  Interment will be private.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

DOUGLAS T. LOONEY

Douglas T. Looney, 59 of Washington State, passed away on Nov. 6th due to a work accident on Rt. I176 while working.  Born in Spokane Washington, he was the son of Guy T. Looney and Darlene (Voss) Looney.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of local arrangements.

MELVIN R. PARKER, SR.

Melvin R. Parker, Sr., 70 of West Reading, died Nov 9th in his residence. Born in Parkersburg, Virginia, he was the son of the late Herman M. and Eula K. (Brown) Parker.  He was a US Marine Corps Veteran.  Melvin had worked for the New Cumberland Army Depo for over 25  years until he retired, and then later worked as a forklift operator.  Surviving is one son, Melvin R. Parker, Jr.,; one daughter, Vicki H. Parker; brohters, Alton Parker, James Parker, Curly Parker and Lewis Parker; sisters, Josephine Everson, Regina Parker; 2 Grandchildren.  Private memorial services will be held at a later date by his family.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. 

ROBERT LEE PENNYPACKER

Robert Lee Pennypacker, 69 of Reading, died Nov. 3rd in Reading Hospital. Born in Pottstown, PA., he was the son of the late Gilbert S. and Pauline (Tyson) Pennypacker.  Surviving are three sons, Thomas A. Pennypacker, Robert L. Pennypacker, James Pennypacker; Brother, William Pennypacker; sisters, Susan I. Boldt, Jane Boughter. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reaidng has charge of his PRIVATE CREMATION Arrangements. 

STERLING J YOCOM, JR.

Sterling J. Yocom, Jr., 59 of Exeter Twp., Reading, passed away on October 23rd in the Reading Hospital.  Born in Pottstown, PA., he was the son of Sterling J. Yocom, Sr. and Shirley (Gebhard) Yocom of Pottstown, PA.  Sterling was a graduate of Pottsgrove High School Class of 1977 and of Slippery Rock College.  Sterling was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pottstown.  He was employed by Gudebrod Co. of Pottstown as a Supervisor and then with Dunning Corp. of Pughtown.  He was pre-deceased by one son, Daniel Dustin Yocom and one brother, Joseph Yocom.  Surviving in additon to his Father and Mother is one son, Sterling James Yocom, III, York, PA; one brother, Ted Yocom, Exeter Twp., PA; one granddaughter, Arianna Heimback.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 564 Glasgow St., Pottstown. Rev. John Smolik, Officiating.  A viewing will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in Church.  Interment will be in St. Paul's Church Cemetery, Amityville.  In liue of flowers memorials may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA. 19103.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

HOWARD B FREES

Howard B. Frees, 88 of Pottstown, died Ocotber 21st in Park House Nursing and Rehab Center, Royersford, PA.  Born in Reading, PA., he was the son of the late Edward and Mary Frees.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of his private arrangements.

ROMUALDO MADERA TORRES

Romualdo Madera Torres, 74 of Reading, died October 20th in the Reading Hospital.  Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Romualdo Madera.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of his private arrangements.

WILLIAM B. LANDIS

William B. Landis, 79 of West Reading, passed away on October 17th in Berks Heim Nursing Home where he had been a recent resident.  Born in Reading, PA., he was the son of the late Dorothy B. Landis. Surviving is one son, Barry Landis, West Reading, PA; one daughter, Jenifer.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

JORGE ALMODOVAR

Jorge Almodovar, 78 of Reading passed away on Oct. 13th in Wyomissing Nursing and Rehab where he was a resident.  Born in Ponce Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Jorge Almodovar and Almina Vega.  Private Cremation arrangments have been made.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge .

THOMAS E LORD JR

Thomas E. Lord, Jr., 58 of  Sassamansville, died Oct. 13th in Suburban Community Hospital, Norristown, PA.  Born in Gloster, Massachusetts, he was the son of Thomas E. Sr.  and Barbara (Galoway) Lord whom survive him.  Private Cremation arrangements have been made. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

DR. CHARLES K. YU

Dr. Charles K. Yu, 83 of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away on October 8th in his residence.  He was the husband of Crispina (Wi) Yu.  Born in Daet Camarines Norte, Philipines, he was the son of the late Siang Yu and Pua (King) Yu.  Surviving in addtion to his wife is one daughter, Meriam Yu, Reading, PA.; one granddaughter.  Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 11th at 1:30 PM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 740 Cherry St., West Reading, PA. Interment will be in the Philipines.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

MARY J KLINGAMAN

Mary J. Kingaman, 62 of Douglassville, died Oct 6th in ManorCare, West Reading.  Born in Schuylkill Haven, PA., she was the daughter of the late Arlan and Mildred (Killian) Bressler.  Surviving are two daughters, Sarah J. and Kathy Klinaman; three sisters, Kathy Reppert, June Lloyd, Helen Murray; 2 Grandchildren; MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

PATRICIA A. SEYLER

Patricia A. Seyler, 85 of Birdsboro, died Oct 4th in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late Leonard Syeler.  Born in Carlisle, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Rosser and Geraldine Mae (Miller) Stover.  Suirviving are children, Deborah G. Moses, Bonnie L. Schaeffer, Leonard Seyler Jr.; Siblings, Ronald Stover, Barbara Humphri, Syliva Horn, Linda Watson and Margarie Deets; 9 Grandchildren; 28 Great Grandchildren. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

RONALD L YERGER

Ronald L. Yerger, 67 of Reading, died Oct. 4th in Reading Hospital.  He was the husband of Elizabeth L. (Ehmer) Yerger.  Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Lott Yerger and Berniece (Hemig) Heimbach.  Surviving in additon to his wife are four children, Bonnie Yerger, Lisa Buchel, Joe O'Neil, Kristi Coladonato; Siblings, Rodney and Deborah Yerger, Lillian Newmoyer, Debbie Ohlinger, Craim Heimbach; 6 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandson.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp.. Reading has charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM E WADE

William E. Wade, 78 of Exeter Twp., passed away on Oct. 4th in his residence.  He was the husband of Mary (Webber) Wade.  Born in Reading, he was the son of the late William Nagel and Pearl Wade.  Surviving in additon to his wife are four sons, Christopher, Bill, Patrick and Michael Wade; one sister, Shirley Miller; 9 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandchild. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. 

IDA CARVER
Ida Carver, 57 of Lenhartsville, died Sept. 22nd in the Reading Hospital.  She was born in Atlanta, GA and the daughter of the late James Carver.  Surviving is one daughter, Amber Goody and one grandchild. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.


DAGMAR T DAVIS

Dagmar T. Davis, 68 of Exeter Twp., passed away on Sept. 9th in her residenc.  She was the wife of Paul L. Davis.  Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late David V. and Doris M. (Purcell) Tonsey.  Surviving in additon to her husband is one son, Matthew Davis, Reading, PA.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of her private cremation arrangements.

SHEILA K. SPRY

Sheila K. Spry, 64 of Pottstown, died Aug. 21st in her residenc.  She was the wife of Raymond Spry.  Born in Chester, PA., she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Evelyn (Hanbery) Christie.  Surviving in additon to her husband are two daughters, Heather Ramsey and Jennifer Spry; 2 Granchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

MARLENE R. BRENNER

Marlene R. Brenner, 83 of Flying Hills, passed away on Aug. 16th in Pheoebe Berks where she was a resident.  She was the wife of the late Mitchell E. Brenner.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Dorothy (Debora) Litsky.  She was a homemaker.  Surviving are two sons, Jack Brenner, Keith Brenner.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

PATRICIA A. KNARR

Patricia A. Knar, 72 of Shillington, passed away on Aug. 13th in her residence.  She was the wife of the late Stewart Knarr. Born in Reading, PA., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Theresa (DiGardi) Snyder.  Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Knarr, Ricky A. Knarr; two sisters, Linda Finney, Marie Blank; one brother, Donald Koch; 4 Grandchildren 4 Great Grandchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. 

MICHAEL S HENNESSEY

Michael S. Hennessey, 63 of Reinholds, died Aug. 5th in WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.  Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late Benjamin Hennessey and Kathleen (Scholl) Geist.  Surviving are three brothers, James and John Hennesey, Richard Geist. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arangements. 

SHIRLEY J. WAKELEY

Shirley J. Wakeley, 71 of Honey Brook, died Aug. 5th in her residence.  She was the wife of George Wakeley. Born in Birdsboro, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Rachael (Deeds) Templin.  Surviving in additon to her husband are sons, Robert, James, Terry and Kenneth Wakeley; sister, Anna Mae Reider; brother, Russell Templin; 3 Grandchildren 2 Great Grandchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. 

JOHN M. "JACK" JOHNSTON

John M. "Jack" Johnston III, died July 26th in Spruce Manor Nursing & Rehab of West Reading.  Bonr in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John M., Jr and Edna A. (Makuvek) Johnston.  After graduating from Lake Forest College, he bagan a long career in broadcasting at various radio stations in the Northeast, including, WKAP, WAEB, WODE, WKRZ, and B104.  He is survived by his daughter,, Jennifer, son in law, Daniel and three grandkids, whom he cherrised, Eric, Elyse and Ryan.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

TEODORA DAVID

Teodora A. David, 51 of Reading, passed away on July 19th in ManorCare, West Reading, PA.  She was the wife of Nereida Ortiz of Puerto Rico and the late Eustaquio Correa.  Surviving are two brothers, Jose Luis Corea, Julio Correa; three sisters, Gloria, Iris and Justina Correa.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home,  Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arangements.

AUGUSTUS L. KING

Augustus L. King, 80 of Stowe, passed away July 19th in Pottstown ManorCare. He was the longtime companion of Annette M. (Hoffman) Granahan.  Born in Laurel, DE, he was the son of the late Wilbur King and Lucille K. (Brown) King.  Surviving are two daughters, Marie Deeds, Monica Adams; one grandchild; one great grandchild.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

ROOVER SANTIAGO

Roover Santiago, 63 of Schuylkill Ave., Reading, passed away on July 7th in his residence.  He was born in Ponce Puerto Rico.  Surviving are two children, Luis Santiago and Elisamuel Baez, both of Reading; 2 grandchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of his PRIVATE CREMATION ARRANGEMENTS. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

SONIA COLON RODRIGUEZ

Sonia Colon Rodriguez, 70 of Pershing Blvd., Reading, died July 6th in her residence.  She was the wife of the late Radames Negron.  Born in Ponce Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Luis Colon and Mercedes Rodriguez.  Surviving are two sons, Radames E. Negron, Reading, PA, Joel Negron, Reading, PA; 4 Grandchildren. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

ANNA V. FALTER

Anna V. Falter, 92 of Moss Street, Reading, passed way on June 29th in Berksheim where she was a recent resident.  She was the wife of the late John M. Falter.  Born in Richarmond, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late William and Viola (Cox) Collier.  Surviving are two sons, Mark Falter, John Falter; one daughter, Carol L. Fisher; 9 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren.  Funeral Services and Interment will be private.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

NATIVIDAD N. SALAMONE

Natividad N. Salamone, 55 of Douglassville, passed away on June 26th in Douglassville.  She was the wife of Richard C. Salamone, Jr..  Born in Philadelphia, PA., she was the daughter of the late Saturnino R. Rodriguez and Natividad Carrasquillo.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

JOHN M. "JACK" TOWNSEND

John M. "Jack" Townsend, 61 of Exeter Twp., passed away on June 26th in the Rading Hospital. He was the husband of Kathleen B. (Conrad) Townsend.  Born in Phoenixville, he was the son of mary Jackson of Pottstown, and the late George Townsend.  Jack had been retired for several years and was  a member of New Life  Assembly of God Church, Pottstown.  Jack was an avid Eagles fan and loved spending time with his grandchildren, the loves of his life.  He was a music and movie aficionado, and enjoyed the outdoors.  jack was predeceaed by two sisters, Beverly Shawell, Barbara Henderson; two brothers, Michael and Eddie Warren.  Surviving in additon to his wife are on son,  Jaron D. husband of Michelle Townsend, Boyertown,  four daughters, Shannon T. wife of Frank Shaffer, Wyomissing, Natalie C. wife of Lawrence Aaron, Exeter Twp, Nicole L. Johnson, Douglassville, Courtney Williams, Pottstown; 14 Granchildren; 1 Great Grandson; thre brothers, Roy Townsend, San Antonio, TX, Anthony Warren, Steven Warren both of Pottstown, PA; two sisters, Sharon Taylor, Virginia Beach, VA, Angela Simpkins, Pottstown, PA.  Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, July 8th at 12:00 Noon  at Abundant Life Church, 144 S Walnut St., Birdsboro.  Jack would have loved for everyone to attened wearing either Philadelphia Eagles or Phillies clothing to help celebrate his life.  Relative and friends will be received from 11:00 to Noon at the church.  Interment will be private. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp.l

JUDY FISHER

Judy K. Fisher, 71 of the Villa St. Elizabeth, passed away on June 15th in the Reading Hospital.  Born in Baytown, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Orvile R. and Ethyl M. (Lawless) Smith.  An avid Pianist from a young age, Judy Excelled at music.  She was the Pianist for the Wyomissing High School's spring musical for many years in the 90.s  She also learned the organ annd often played for her church.  Judy was a gifted teacher.  She had many piano students over the years.  Her favorite thing was to teach a simple son,  Three Frogs Hop, to new learners.She'd have you playing with two hands in your first lesson.  A funny, creative, generous woman, she will be greatly missed.  Surviving are two daughters, Heather Y. White, Pottstown, PA, Tessie L. Fisher, Durahm, North Carolina; one son, Michael R. Fisher, Rading, PA; two sisters, Caroline Jones, Kingswood, Texas, Becky Senekjian, Ogden, Utah; 4 grandchildren, Xavier, Olivia, Gideon and Atrayu.  Funeral Servives and Interment will be private  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her memory to your local high school music program. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

LAURA T. CARPENTER

Laura T. Carpenter, 72 of Downingtown, passed away June 9th in Brandywine Hospital.  She was the wife of Everett C. Carpenter, Sr, in which the y shared nearly 60 years together, 53 of thos years as husband and wife. Born in West Chester, PA., she was the daughter of the late Malin and Laura (Chamberlin) Clark and was a loving sister to Susan Speakman, JHummy Clark, Lee Conner, Larry Conner and the late Luis Conner.  Laura was pre deceased by a son, Edmund Carpenter.  She as a dedicated homemaker for most of her life raising 6 children and manging and evergrowing houshold.  She was an incredibly strong, loving and caring mother to her children, Eve Socks, Everett Carpenter, Jr, Edumnd Carpenter, Ellie Wright, and Emmy Shapard.  She was a very , very special 
Grammy to her 20 beautiful Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren.  She was "Aunt Lolly" to so many wonderful caring nieces and newphews and a surgot mother to many animals and pets in her lifetime.  She was a caring friend to those that had the pleasure of knoing her.  She enjoyed watching the sunsets from he deck of her house boat, making crafts, caring for her animals and taking care of her home but most of all, she enjoyed doing anything that to do with her family.  If you ever had the pleaseure of knowing, Laura T. Carpenter, you would agree that she was truly and angel sent from Heaven.  Please join the Carpenter family for a celebration of life service on Friday, June 23rd at 10:00 AM at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 852 Hopewell Rd., Downingtown, PA.  Interment will be private.  In liue of flowers memorials may be made in her memory to the Church.  MARK  J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

DOLORES J BIXLER

Dolores J. Bixler, 81 of Gouglersville, died June 5th in Berksheim.  Born in Reading, PA., she was the daughter of the late Andrew J. Sabanos and late Stella (Weber) Sabanos.  Surviving is one son, Andrew E. Bixler, Gouglersville, PA; several grandchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of her private arrangements.

KATHLEEN S. SPANGLER

Kathleen S. Spangler, 82 of Miller Street, Shillington, died May 27th in the Reading Hospital.  Born in Reading, she was the daugther of the late George and Kathryn (Squint) Spangler.  Kathleen was a retired Art Teacher for the Reading High School. Surviving is one daughter, Rebecca A. Green, Shillington; two granddaughters, Hayley Green-Roehm and Grace Green-Roehm.  Funeral Services and Interment will be private. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

JUDITH L. ECKENRODE

Judith L. Eckenrode, 78 of Exeter Twp., passed away on May 21st in Season's Hospice of the Phoenixville Hospital.  Born in Pottstown, PA., she was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Grace (Skean) Levan.  Surviving is one son, Charles R. Levan; one daugher, Terri Smith; two sisters, Janet Jobeck and Shirley Levan; 3 Grandchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of her cremation arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

BERTHA V. "PEGGY" WAWRZONEK

Bertha V. "Peggy" Wawrzonek, 85 of Birdsboro, Robeson, Twp., died April 24th in her residence, surrounded be her loving family.  She was the wife of John Wawrzonek of 67 years.  Born in Reading, PA., she was the daughter of the late Samuel O. and Helen C. (Hoffa) Weidner.  Peggy was a member of St. Stephen's Polish National Catholic Church, Cumru Twp., where she was past President of the Auxiliary for the School of Christian Living.  She was a life member of the VFW Ladies Aux. of Adamstown.  Peggy was retired from AT&T, Western Electric adn Lucent Technologies as a Quality Control Inspector.  She was pre-deceased by a brother, William Weidner; one sister, Dorothy White;.  In additon to her husband she is survived by one son, Ricky A. Wawrzonek, Birdsboro, PA, companion of Terry Steyer, Flying Hills, PA; two daughters, Cheryl A. wfie of Darryl Weinhold, Readinng, PA, JoAnn M. wife of Greg Sullivan, Mohnton PA; three sisters, Elsie Witycyak-Smith wife of Douglas Smith, Reading, PA, Arlene wife of Donald Klopp, Kenhorst, PA, and Pauline Firestone, Denver, PA; 7 Grandchildren, Jennifer wife of Andrew Sacchetti, Jeremy husband of Montse, Julia wife of Dennis Kierkamp, Jason husband of Samantha, Dana Mohr, fiance of Michael Ashe, Alison Mohr, and Katryn Sabulsky; 8 Gret Grandchildren, Dennis, Jackson and Rose Bierkamp, Elena and Ryan Sacchetti, Bennett and Nolan Wawrzonek, and Alekzander Wawrzonek; 4 Step Grandchildren, Brandon, Ryan husband of Jaimie, Cameron, and Taylor Sullivan; and 1 step great grandchild, Makenzie Sullivan.  At Peggy's request, there will be no Funeral Services.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her memory to St. Stephen's Polish National Catholic Church Building Fund, 20 St. Stephen's Church Lane, Reading, PA 19607.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

SHEILA M. O'TOOLE

Sheila M. O'Toole, 59 of Bethel, died April 23rd in St. Joseph Hospital, Reading.  She was the wife of the late Leonard Miller.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Doris (Knoll) O'Toole.  Surviving are two sons, Steven Mill and Nicholas Miller; brothers and sisters; 1 Grandchild. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp.. Reading has charge of arangements.

BERNADINE DiGIOSIA

Bernadine DiGiosia, 81 of Pennsburg Manor, died April 13th in Pennsburg Manor.  Born in Pottostown , PA, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Anne (Benulis) Zawaski.  Surviving are two daughters, Vicky McCleary, Pamela Toms; two sons, Samuel DiGiosia, Vincent DiGiosia; sister, Geraldine Beninati; 8 Grandchidren; 3 Great Grandchildren. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

LILAH L LEVAN

Lilah L. Levan, infant daughter of John Levan and Charneice A. Leonard of Reading, passed away on April 7th in the Reading Hospital.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has chaerge of arangements.

MARIA E. LUIZAGA

Maria E. Luizaga, 80 of Shillington, died April 8th in the Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Ernesto Olivera.  Born in Bolivia she was the daughter of the late Roberto Luizaga and Lucia Gomez.  Surviving in additon to her husband is one daughter, Nora Gladys Olivera, Buenos Aries, Argentina. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arangements. 

GRACE EVELAND

Grace Eveland, 91 of Berks Heim, Passed away on April 9th in Berks Heim.  She was the wife of the late Richard Eveland.  Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Earl Renninger and Maude (Conrad) Renninger.  Surviving are two sons, Earl E. Eveland, Paul Eveland; three daughters, Sandy Fisher, Donna Blank, Cindy Schadler; one sister, Fern Keideisch. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reaidng has charge of arrangements.

FRANCES HUMMEL

Frances Hummel, 87 of Frackville, passed away February 15th in her residence.  She was the wife of the late Walter W. Hummel, Sr.  Born in Frackville, she was the daughter of the late Florie and Margaret (Kietsock) Wilinski.  Frances was a member of First Untied Methodist Church, Frackville.  She had been a Machine Operator for Model Garment of Frackville for 27 years until she retired in 1989.  Frances was also a member of the American Legion Post 398 of Frackville, ladies auxiliary.  She was  pre deceased by two sisters, Dorothy Rice, Joan O' Boyle; one brother Floyd Wilinski.  Surviving is one son, Walter W. husband of Roaslie M. Hummel, Frackville; one daughter, Ethel "Chickie" Dziczek, Frackville; one sister, Helen Hopko, Frackville; 5 Grandsons; 5 Great Grandsons.  Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM in Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, 850 Washington St., Frackville.  Viewings will be held on Sunday from 6-8 PM and Monday from 10-11 AM in the Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Frackville.  CRAMP-HUMMEL Funeral Home, Centre Park, Reading has charge of arrangements. www.cramp-hummelfuneralhome.com

DEAN R. FEGELY

Dean R. Fegely, 55 of Exeter Twp., died Feb 12th in his residence.  He was born in Reading, PA.  Surviving is one son, Anthony R. Fegely; one daughter, Stephanie Kurowski; 3 Grandchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of the private arrangements.

JEAN E. GUILES

Jean E. Guiles, 89 of Berks Heim, formerly of Wyomissing, died Feb. 10th in the Reading Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Bernard M. "Ben" Guiles, who passed away April of 2016. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Morris) Gosgrave.  Jean was a waitress at various restaruants in Berks County over the years including the Lincoln and the Stouch Tavern.  Surviving are two daughters, Linda Stoyer, Robesonia, Susan Pacifico, Temple, PA; one brother, Richard husband of DOris Cosgrave, Reading, PA; one sister, Ruth wife of David Klahr, Orlando, FL; 2 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren 2 Great Great Grandchildren.  The family will hold a private Celebration of Life Service at the families residence.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

FRANCISCO BETANCOURT FELICIANO

Francisco Betancourt Feliciano, 67 of Reading, died Feburary 9, 2017 in the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Carmen D. Sanchez Torres. Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Francsico Betancourt and Laura Feliciano.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

MARCELINA ROMERO

Marcelina Romero, 80 of Reading, died February 9, 2017 in St. Joseph Hospital.  Born in Hawaii on March 22, 1936.  MARK J HUMMEL FUNERAL HOME, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

ALBERT J "Bob" FONDOTS

Albert J. “Bob” Fondots, 82 of Flying Hills., passed away on Jan. 23rd at the Reading Hospital.  He was the husband of Joan M. (Moran) Fondots, who had been married since 1955.  Born in Bryn Mawr, PA., he was the son of the late Angelo A. and Margaret L. (Schreck) Fondots. Pre deceased are two sons, Thomas Fondots, Robert Fondots; Great Granddaughter, Alexa Davidson; two brothers, Harry Joe Fondots, Anthony “Skip” Fondots.  Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters Ann Therese Fondots, Angela Lauria; Grandchildren, Eric Bragg, Nichole Bragg, Rachael Lauria, Patrick Lauria, Allison Lauria-Kessler; 5 Great Grandchildren.  He was member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Mohnton, where he was a member of the Primetimer’s Club for almost a decade.He loved cooking spaghetti dinners, organizing club events, and compiling creative, heart-warming videos of the church senior bus trip adventures.   He was US Navy Veteran,  Bob attended Fleet Sonar School Florida, rising to the rank of Sonarman Third Class before discharge.  For 25 years he was employed by Alan Wood Steel Company, in Conshohocken.  Bob earned high school credits and a Degree in Business/Accounting in 1973.  Bob earned his Real Estate Salesman's License, and soon thereafter, an Appraiser License and Certification. Bob enjoyed many activities, his favorites being bass fishing, pool and golf (Member of the "Hole-In-One Club").  He became a Docent for Berks County Museum, volunteered for Special Olympics andalso served as president of the Norristown Ambucs.Bob most outstanding qualities were his dedication to his "bride", "Joanie Me Love", Bob's laser sharp wit, strength, tenacity, love of the arts, generosity, unique creative talents, sense of responsibility and dedication to assuring those he loved, cared for and interacted with felt included in his contagious humor and singing fests.The family wishes to acknowledge and especially thank all who assisted with Bob's care, including, Dr Bertrand High, Dr. Scott Horner, Bayada Hospice staff , Rebecca, Nicole, Amy, and Ericka; and In-Home Caregiver Jennifer Rivera. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM from St. Benedicts Catholic Church, 2020 Chestnut Hill Rd., Mohnton.  Relatives and friends will be received from 10:30 to 11:00 AM prior to mass.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to St. Benedict’s St, Vincent de Paul, 2020 Chestnut Hill Rd., Mohnton, PA. 19540. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge.

THOMAS M BYERLY

Thomas M. Byerly, 81 of Reading, died Jan. 23rd in Reading Hospital. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Elmer and Arlene (Rissmiller) Byerly.  Surviving are two brothers, Robert and Richard  Byerly; three sisters, Fay J. Peco, Marilyn Keller, Janice Augustine.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arangements.

CHRISTOPHER G. BARE

Christopher G. Bare, 35 of West Lawn died Jan. 20th in his residence.  He was the husband of Lura B. (Blosenski) Bare.  Born in Reading,  he was the son of Chery A. (Cruley) Bare and the late Earl F. Bare, Jr.  Surivving is one son, Jonas C. Bare; one daughter, Isabel G. Bare; one sister, Shannon Iswalt; one brother, Shane M. Bare.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. 

RAYMOND J. PATRICK

Raymond J. Patrick, 75 of Reading, died Jan 23rd at ManorCare Laureldale.  Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Stephan and Helen  (Kopic) Patrick.  Surviving are two brothers, Steven Patrick, George Patrick; two sisters, Rosemary Patrick, Maryjane Haynes.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

ELAINE B RIBBLE

Elaine B Ribble, 77 of Muhlenberg Twp., died Jan 21st in her residence.  Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mildred (Hill) Seibert.  Surviving are her children, Cindy Bossler, Terrie Wawrzyniak, Cathy Rickenbach, Randy Ribble; brother, Davied Seibert; sisters, June Lengle, Jean Beirman, Wendy Wheatley; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alasace Twp., Reading, PA.

MARY M EHRGOOD

Mary M. Ehrgood, 91 of Cumru Twp., died Jan 19th in her residence.  She was the wife of the late Harvey C. Ehrgood.  Born in Keffers, Pa., She was the daughter of the late Dominick Cirullo and late Minnie (Scholl) Cirullo Kohl.  She was a homemaker.  Surviving two daughters, Faye A. Nanni, Charlotte L. Donton; two sons, Cahres H. Ehrgood, Barry A. Lucas; 8 Grandchildren; 18 Great Grandchildren; 4 Great Great Grandchildren. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

STEPHEN H MORRIS

Stephen H. Morris, 61 of Denver, died Jan 17th in Ephrata Hospital.  He was the husband of ClaireAnn (Smith) Morris.  Born in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clarence W. and Margaret A. (Christionson) Morris.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of his private cremation arrangements.

CARL H SCHWARZ

Carl H. Schwarz, 71 of West Reading, passed away on January 3rd in his residence.  He was the husband of Frances R. (Piccari) Schwarz.  Born in Philadelphia, Pa, he was the son of the late Carl H. Schwarz, Sr and Catrharine M. (Tomlin) Schwarz.  Mr. Schwarz was a retired Optician owning a business in Morgantown, PA.  Private Cremation Arrangements have been selected by his family.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

LESTER H SNEAD

Lester H. Snead, 76 of Centre Park, Reading, died December 28th in his residence.  Born in Cabot, AK, he was the son of the late Theodore and Cornia (Kox) Snead.  He was a US Army Veteran.  Surviving are his children, Tony DiGuardi, Peggery Tester, Robin Cheney, Robin Snead, Terri Clark, Frank DiGuardi, Doug Snead, Vincent DiGuardi; Sisters, Ruby Barker, Sue Childres; 18 Grandchildren; 35 Grat Grandchildren.  Private Cremation Arrangements have been made by the MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading.

CHARLES J SOWERS

Charles J. Sowers, 73 of Milmont, died December 25th in his residence.  Born in Reading, PA., he was the son of Earl and Evelyn Sowers.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

BENJAMIN L. DEAVER

Benjamin L. Deaver, 59 of Reading, died Nov. 25th in the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Michelle D. (Reed) Deaver.  Born in Morgantown, Pa., he was the son of the late Benjamin L. Deaver, Sr. and Shiley (Myer) Deaver.  Suriviving in additon to his wife are siblings, Valery, Lisa and Jennifer.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

JOSE RAFEAL VALENTIN

Jose R. Valentin, 42 of Reading, died Nov. 23rd in the Reading Hospital.  He is survived by a sister, Aurelia Perez.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

DENNIS J. WILSON

Dennis J. Wilson, 63 of Ashland, died November 15th in his residence.  Born in Prosser Washington, he was the son of the late James W. and Marilyn (Kaytor) Wilson.  Surviving is one brother, L. Glen Wilson. MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

JANET M. CROSBY

Janet M. Crosby, 74 of Reading, died Nov. 29th in Ephrata Community Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Gordon A. Crosby.  Born in Phildelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Esther (Mckeon) Kincade.  Surviving are two sons, Bradford G. Crosby, Exeter Twp., Jeffrey J. Crosby, Exeter Twp; three sisters, Vicky Shoemaker, Nancy Eimes, Debbie Kraus; 7 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandchild.  MARK J HUMMEL FUNERAL HOME, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charege of arangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

WOODROW W. WESSNER

Woodrow W. Wessner, 76 of Exeter Twp., died Nov. 28th in his residence.  He was the husband of Jeanne L. (Eiceman) Wessner.  Born in Bernville, PA., he was the son of the late Paul and Catherine (Smith) Wessner.  Woodrow was a retired Truck Driver.  Surviving in additon to his wife are two daughters, Kimberly A. Hafer, Tina L. Wessner; two sons, Shaun A. Wessner and Terrry W. Wessner; ssisters, Kathleen Miller and Mary Tsopanis; 7 grandchildren 7 great grandchildren. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

GEORGE F. BREIDEGAM

George F. Breidegam, 86 of Wyomissing, died Nov. 18th in Reading Hospital.  He was born in Reading, PA.  Surviving is one son, Kerry L. Breidegam, Mount Penn; one sister, June Walls, Reading, PA; 7 Grandchildren; Several Great Grandchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

JAMES H. BOYER

James H. Boyer, 77 of Pottstown, died November 20th in his residence.  He was the husband of the late Rosalinda (Fraizer) Boyer who passed away June 2016.  Born in Coatesville, PA., he was the son of the late Doris Clark.  Surviving are his children, Rosalinda Hawkins, Jamie H. Boyer, Dorothy A. Boyer, Wayne P. Boyer, Kenny W. Boyer; 9 Grandchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of his private arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

RUTH WENTZEL

Ruth A. Wentzel, 55, passed away Nov. 14th in the Reading Hospital.  Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie (Dieroff) Willman.  Ruth was a homemaker and a memer of Lighthouse Stowe Brethren in Christ Church, Stowe, PA.  She is predecesaed by one brother, John Willman.  Surviving is one daughter, Jessica Wilkinson, Exeter Twp.; son, Daniel Wentzel, Boyertown, PA; three brothers, Paul Qillman, Boyertown, PA., David Willman, Pottstown, PA, William Willman, Jr., Boyertown, PA; two sisters, Sherry Larson, Emerald, PA, Shirl Harple, Pottstown, PA; 6 Grandchildren.  Memorial Services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM in Lighthouse Stowe Brethren in Christ Church, 527 Glasgow St., Stowe, PA.  Relatives and friends will be received from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in church. Interment will be private.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

GEORGE DRAIA

Geoege Draia, 73 of Penn Twp., Mohrsville, died November 13th in his residence.  He was the husband of Carole A. (Schneider) Draia.  Born in Youngstown Ohio, he was the son of the late George Draia, Sr and Mary (Biro) Draia.  George was a retired Truck Driver.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeal Home, Lower Alsace Twp., has charge of private arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

MARGARET DIETRICH

Margaret M. Dietrich, 61 of Reading, died November 6, 2016 at her residence.  Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul D. Deitrich, Jr and Mae I. (O'Meara) Dietrich.  Margaret was a retired LPN for the Wenersville State Hospital.  Surviving is one daughter, Sheila A. Dietrich, Palmyra, PA; Several Sisters and Brothers.  MARK J HUMMEL FUNERAL HOME, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

MITCHELL  E.  BRENNER

Mitchell E. Brenner, 84 of Flying Hills, died Nov. 1st in his residence.  He was the husband of Marlene R. (Litsky) Brenner.  Born in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Jacob and Ettie (Esberg) Brenner.  He is survived in additon to his wife by two sons, Jack Brenner and Keith Brenner; one sister, Rhonda Baker.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

CLARA A. RICKER

Clara A. Ricker, 65 of Catasaqua, PA., died Oct. 28th. in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Bethlehem.  She was born on January 28, 1951 in Fort Peck, Montana.  She is survived by a daughter, Tashia Amenagawon.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

KATHLEEN C. GEIST

Kathleen C. Geist, 81 of Reinholds, died Oct. 28th in her residence.  She was the wife of the late Walter Geist. Born in Norristown, PA., she was the daughter of the late Jesse M. and Matilda G. (Doerner) Scholl.  She is survived by four sons, Rick Geist, Michael Hennessey, John Hennesey, James Hennessey; 5 Grandchildren; one brother, Jesse Scholl; sisters, Wilhelmina Evans, Matilda Miller, Sue Fisher, MaryAnn Krauss, Irene Adams, Elaine O'Cain. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

GERTRUDE T. PRUSSMAN

Gertrude T. Prussman, 91 of Womelsdorf, passed away on Friday, Oct. 21st in the Reading Hospital. Mrs. Purssman is survived by a daughter, Mary L. Flacone, and son Ernie F. Prussman; 5 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

JAMES D. CARTE, JR.

James D. Carte, Jr., 50 of Ephrata, died October 11th in Ephrata Community Hospital.  Born in Elkton, MD, he was the son of Judy (Adkins) Carte, Orlando, FL and the late James D. Carte.  Surviving in additon to his mother are two sisters, Angela S. Kiebler and Catherina L. Barton. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

MICHAEL J. ALLEY

Michael J. Alley, 57 of Windsor Street, Reading, passed away on October 7th in the Reading Hospital.  Born in Berkstrom Air Force Base, Travis County, Texas, he was the son of Dalton and Margaret (Nyce) Alley.  He was a truck driver for various companies.  Surviving is one daughter, Baylie Alley; one son, Bryton Alley; two brothers, Joseph Alley, Charles Alley; one sister, Margaret Atkinson.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of his cremation.

NOREEN S. LORAH

Noreen S. Lorah, 55 of Reading, died October 2nd in ManorCare Health Services of Pottsville.  Born in Reading, PA., she was the daughter of the late Robert Lorah and Eleanor (Burkert) Lorah.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

PAULA COLLAZO

Paula Collazo, 78 of Reading, died Sept. 28th in St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Twp.  Born in Ponce Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Juan Collazo and Romano (Fontanez) MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

HORST K. RINKE

Horst K. Rinke, 94 of Schwenksville, Limerick Twp., passed away on Sept. 28th in his residence.  He was the husband of Anna F. (Schulze) Rinke.  He is survived in additon to his wife by one son, Wolf Rinke of Maryland.  MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp.,. Reading has charge of arangements.

MARY H. DORKO

Mary H. Dorko, 98 of Keystone Villa, Fleetwood, PA., died September 24th in Keystone Villa.  She was the wice of the late Joseph R. Dorko.  Born in Barnesboro, PA., she was the daughter of the late Peter and Julia (Nagyicki) Orosz.  She is survived by her son Attorney Jeffrey Dorko, Wyomssing, PA.  Funeral Services and Interment will be private MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Aslace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

DOROTHY S. BECK

Dorothy S. Beck, 96 of North Coventry Twp., Pottstown, died Sept. 16th in her residence.  She was the wife of the late Raymond W. Beck. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA., she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Helen (Fienessey) Cleaver.  She was a homemaker.  She is survived by three sons, Ronald, Richard and Reagan Beck; and Grandchildren.  MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of her arrangements. 

THEA A. DEVAULT

Thea A. Devault, 49 of Shillington, Cumru Twp., passed away Sept. 7th in her residence.  Born in Wilmington, DE., she was the daughter of Russell and Rhoda Chapman of Bath, PA.  She is survived be her beloved husband of 13 years, Darrell C. DeVault  Thea was a gradute of Warren Hills Regional High School and Warren County Technical School.  She was an Emergency Road Service Coordinator for AAA.  She was predeceased by two sisters, Karen Furman and Wilette Batts.  Surviving in additon to her husband and parents are two children; Corrin Lee at home and  Jayce Lee , Folcroft, PA, and Daryl DeVault, Exeter Twp., PA and two sisters, Teri Bell, Menomonee Falls, Wis, and Kellie Furman, Newark, NJ and Five Grandchildren.  Memorial Services will be held on Satruday at 3:00 PM from the Kingdom Hall of Jehova's Witnesses, 1101 W. Wyomssing Blvd., West Lawn, PA.  Memorial Donations can be made throught the local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 360 N 3rd St., Reaidng, PA.  Interment will be private. MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM OTRUBA

William Otruba, 80 of Mohnton, passed away on September 7th in his residence.  He was the husband of Sandra M. Niehenke married 8 years.  Born in Centerville, PA, he was the son of the late Steven nd Mary (Lesko) Otruba.  William was a US Army Veteran and a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Reading.  Bill had been the owner and operator of Otruba Recruiting Agency which helped place and employ Vice Presidents and Managers of Engineering Companies for many years.  He was pre deceased by one daughter, Mary Anne Lukas; one sister, Paula Perry.  Surviving in additon to his wife are three brothers, John, Steve and Emery Otruba. A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM in St. Paul's Catholic Church, 151 N 9th St., Reading.  Relative and freinds will be received from 9:30 to 10:00 AM in Church. Burial will be in Fort Indiantown Gap  National Cemetery, Annville, PA.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in his memory to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

JULIO CESAR JAQUEZ

Julio Cesar Jaquez, 39 of West Windsor Street, Reading, passed away on August 23rd in his residence.  Borin in the Dominican Repubic he was the son of Julio Jaquez, Sr. and Angela (Esteves).  MARK J. HUMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

LATONYA J. CARTER

Latonya J. Carter, 37 of Reading, died August 18th in the Reading Hospital. Born in Wilkensboro, NC., she was the daughter of David F. and Kimberly (Caudill) Carter.  She was a graduate of Rising Sun High School.  She was a homemaker.  Latonya was pre deceased by a sister, Beatrice Carter.  Surviving in additon to her parents are two children, McKayla and Lena Carter; one brother, David F. Carter III.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

FRANK E. MILLS

Frank E. Mills, 88 of Wyomissing, died Aug. 14th in his residence.  Born in Nessen City, Michigan, he was the son of the late Frank and Fay (Kinby) Mills.  MARK J HUMEL FUNERAL HOME, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

DENNIS C. CROSBY

Dennis C. Crosby, 52 of Exeter Twp., died Aug. 14th in St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Twp.,  Born in Norristown, he was the son of Jante M. (Kincade) Crosby and the late Gordan A. Crosby.  MARK J. HUMMEL FUNERAL HOME, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of the arrangements. 

JAMES A. KOCH

James A. Koch, 55 of Caernarvon Twp., passed away on Aug. 9th in his residence.  He was the husband of Jeanne Y. (Coyle) Koch, of 33 years.  Born in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late Willis and Irene (Edenhofer) Koch.  James was a Superintendent for Danella Line Services of Conshohocken, PA where he worked for 36 years.  He was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Association, GWRRA Chapter B.  James also enjoyed the outdoors and backpacking.  Surviving in addition to his wife is one daughter, Michele R. (Koch) wife of Derek Snider of Pottstown; two sons, Anthony J. Koch, Cherry Point, NC, Timothy A. Koch, Morgantown, PA; two sisters, Constance Burruss, Towanda, PA, Patricia Koch, Santa Clara, CA; three brothers, Michael Koch, Deptford, NJ, David Koch, Medford, NJ, Paul Koch, Antioch, CA.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM.  Rev. Phillip F. Rogers, Celebrant.  Relatives and friends will be received from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the church.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 498 E. Bellevue Ave., Reading, PA. 19605.  MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

HELEN S. SKINNER

Helen S. Skinner, 81 of North Coventry Twp., died Aug. 6th in her residence.  Born in Birchrunsville, PA., she was the daughter of the late Earl and Naomi (Carley) Sheely.  MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

ALICE N. GEIGER

Alice N. Geiger, 80 of Bethel, died July 24th in her residence. She was the wife of the late Robert D. Geiger.  Born in Bernville, Pa, she was the daughter of the late William L. and Esther N. (Yoh) Boyer.  Surviving is one daughter, Melissa M. Gieger, Bethel, PA; one sister, Betty Symanowicz; one brother, Roy Boyer.  MARK J. HUMMEL FUNERAL HOME, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

FREDERICK H. YERGER

Frederick H. Yerger, 76 of Mt. Penn, died on July 19th in his residence.  He was the husband of Donna M. (Wertz) Yerger.  Born in Reading, PA., he was the son of the late Raymond and Sarah (Keough) Yerger.  Fred was a US Air Corp Veteran.  He was a retired Police Officer of the city of Reading.  MARK J HUMMEL FUNERAL HOME, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of his cremation arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

DANIEL C. SIMPSON

Daniel C. Simpson, 63, of Lower Alsace Twp., died July 18th in the Reading Hospital.  Born in Reading, PA., he was the son of the late James R., Sr. and Rosanna (Chad) Simpson.  Dan was a graduate of Wilson High School. He had worked at Reading China and Glass of Wyomissing for many years. Dan was pre deceased by one sister, Marie Moodispaugh; three brothers, James R. Simpson, Jr., Thomas W. Simpson, Peter M. Simpson.  Surviving is one sister, T. Jean wife of Dennis Dyer, Mt. Penn; four brothers, William husband of Mary Jo Simpson, Cincinnati, Ohio, Michael Simpson, Mt. Penn, PA, Robert Simpson, Lower Alsace Twp., PA, Joseph husband of Carol Simpson, Buffalo, NY; 22 Nieces and Nephews. Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday at 12:00 Noon at St. Catherine of Sienna Chapel, 2427 Perkiomen Ave., Reading.  Interment will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale.  MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfunerlahome.com

 

BEVERLY F. DYER

Beverly F. Dyer, 89 of Douglassville, died July 11th in her residene.  She was the wife of the late Richard C. Dyer, who passed away in 2014.  Born in Madison, Maine, she was the daughter of the late George and Susie B. (Fletcher) Flanagin.  Mrs. Dyer was a retired Registered Nurse.  Private Cremation arrangements are being handled by the MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading.  www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

LOUIS R. LARMIE

Louis R. Larmie, 74 of Blue Ball, died July 8th in the Ephrata Community Hospital.  He was the husband of Sandra K. (Skidmore) Larmie.  Born in Burlington, Vermont, he was the son of the late Louis and Ruth (Barrett) Larmie.  MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., has charge of his private arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

PATRICIA A. MARKS

Patricia A. Marks, 75 of Orwigsburg, passed away July 8th in the Reading Hospital. Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Hazel (Anderson) Wink. She was a graduate of Schwenksville High School. Patricia was a retired secretary for Graterford Prison after many years of employment. She was pre deceased by one brother, Charles Wink; two sisters, Blanche Walters and Sandy Smith. Surviving is one daughter, Kim wife of John Tessier, Amity Twp.; one son C. Eugene Marks, Delaware; Step Daughter, Tonya Moyer, Orwigsburg, PA; 3 Grandchildren, Danielle Bartman, Dylan Marks, Ryan Raymond; 1 Step Grandson, Matthew Tessier; one brother, Robert Anderson, Orwigsburg, PA. Celebration of Life Services will take place Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the families residence, 416 Amity Park Rd., Douglassville. MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

JEAN E. STODART

Jean E. Stodart, 84, of Sinking Spring, passed away on July 8, 2016 at Reading Hospital following heart surgery. She was born January 21, 1932 in DuBois, PA to George F. and Mildred L. (Smith) Solley and grew up in Curwensville, Clearfield County, PA near the entrance to the famous Bilger’s Rocks.  Jean attended a one-room school house along Anderson Creek Hill Road during the early years of her education.  Her best early memories were of playing at her grandmother Susanna Solley’s house and with her beloved neighbors, Buzz and Virgie Michaels. She married Francis B. Stodart in Houtzdale, PA in 1951 and they lived briefly in Niagara Falls, NY, before returning to her husband’s hometown of Madera, PA, a place she dearly loved.  There she was a volunteer election poll worker, a Girl Scout leader, and cared for her parents, neighbors, and in-laws and raised her family.  In October 1992 she moved to Sinking Spring, PA to be nearer her four children. Jean is survived by her children, Diane T., wife of James Yarger; Marilyn L., wife of Donald Faughner; Kevin F. Stodart; and Hugh C. Stodart all of Sinking Spring, PA.  In addition are her grandchildren Courtney N. and Jacob T. Stodart, and former daughter-in-law, Teresa Stodart of Olanta, PA.  She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews including Linda Guerin and Sally Villar, all of Niagara Falls, NY, and her cat, Dollie. Jean enjoyed her trip to Disney World in 1986, a fond memory that lasted her lifetime.  She loved animals and was a volunteer with Save A Yorkie Rescue.  She was a Methodist, an organ donor, and a lifelong Democrat.  Jean was predeceased by her husband, her parents, her sisters, Ruth Avanell Bennett and Dorothy Lubert, and a nephew, Joe Conrad.  After cremation, Jean will be interred beside her husband in the Immaculate Conception cemetery in Madera, PA following a memorial service to be held at the convenience of the family.  Donations can be made in Jean’s memory to your local PBS station in support of Nature programming, which she loved, or the animal shelter of your choice.  MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

JoANNE HUNSBERGER

JoAnne M. Hunsberger, 84 of Blandon, passed away on July 5th at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Twp.  She was the wife of the late James N. Hunsberger, celebrating 65 years of marriage prior to his passing in January, 2016.  Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Snyder) Schlegel.  She was a graduate of Mt. Penn High School.  JoAnne had worked for a Greeting Card Company for many years stocking cards at various businesses within Berks County.  She enjoyed the ocean and knitting as well as gardening. JoAnne was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lower Alsace Twp.  She was pre-deceased by one son, Kenneth Hunsberger; one brother, Clarence Schlegel.  Surviving are two daughters, Wendy M. Wentzel, Exeter Twp., Carol wife of Titus Wentzel, Exeter Twp; one grandson; two great grandchildren.  Graveside Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 2:00 PM in Oley Cemetery, Spangsville.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her memory to Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County, 529 Reading Ave., Suite C, Reading, PA. 19611.  MARK J. HUMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

DANIEL W. LAMBERT

Daniel W. Lambert, 83 of Alsace Twp., passed away on July 6th in his residence.  He was the husband of the late Catherine M. (Rollman) Lambert.  Born in Independence, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Edgel and Madge (Squires) Lambert.  Daniel was a Superintendent for many Construction Companies over his career, most notably in Philadelphia area operating heavy equipment.  He served as an elder in the Reading North Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. He was pre-deceased by 5 brothers and one sister.   Surviving are two sons, Dan J. husband of Karen Lambert, Temple, PA, Timothy W. husband of Patricia Lambert, Kutztown, PA; one daughter, Kathy A. wife of Rick Macdonough, Muhlenberg Twp.; two brothers, Paul husband of Bernice Lambert, Marriot Ohio, Blake husband of Rita Lambert, West Virginia; two sisters, Emma Lose, Morgantown, West Virginia, Helen wife of Darryl Bosley, Georgia; 12 Grandchildren; 9 Great Grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Leesport Famers Market on July 17th at 4:00 PM for all wishing to attend.   Interment will be private.  MARK J. HUMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

ROBERT W. CZARNECKI

Robert W. Czarnecki, 75 of Tilden Twp., passed away on July 6th at 4:16 PM in his residence.  He was the husband of Margaret (Shibe) Czarnecki.  Born in Reading, he was the son of Catherine Czarnecki, Spring Twp.  He was a painting contractor and owner of I. Losch Inc., one of the last union painters in Berks County.  Surviving in addition to his wife is one son, Robert C. Czarnecki, Shillington; one daughter, Sharon Bibbus, Muhlenberg Twp.; one step daughter, Terissia Adams, Hamburg, PA; one sister, Roberta Donaldson, Sinking Spring, PA; four grandchildren; several great grandchildren.  Funeral Services and Interment will be private.  MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

 

RICHARD JACOB EDWARDS

Richard Jacob Edwards, 80 of Muhlenberg Twp., was called home by the Lord on July 2, 2016; while surrounded by his loving family.  He was the beloved husband of Norma L. (Arndt) Edwards, just celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary.  Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Jacob and Irene (Wells) Edwards.  Richard lived an amazing life.  He is survived by his loving family, wife, Norma; daughter, Jenny; sons, Peter and Juan; son-in-law, Aby; daughter- in- law, Stacy; one brother, Charles; and five grandchildren.  Richard had a big heart and was a very kind and thoughtful man.  Richard enjoyed working at Luden’s, now Hershey Company, and retired after 32 years of service.  Richard enjoyed traveling, watching races, basketball and antiquing.  He previously was the owner of Old Stuff, an antique shop in Mt. Penn, PA. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.  Richard was a wonderful husband, an amazing and unforgettable father and pop-pop.  Richard gave us love, hope and faith.  Corinthians 13:8 “Love Never Fails.”  Love conquers all.  Funeral Services and interment will be private.  MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

JOSE LUIS MENDEZ

Jose Luis Mendez, 50 of South 4th St., Reading, died June 20th in his residence.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of Carmen (Mora) and the late Bernardino Mendez, Sr.  Surviving are three children, Jose Luis Mendez, Kiara Mendez and Brianna Mendez.  MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Reading has charge of arrangements.

SANDRA KNEIPER

Sandra M. Kneiper, 68 of Reading, died on June 19th in her residence.  Born in St. Jacksonville, Florida, she was the daughter of the late John Gierschick and Dorothy (Sailer) Manwiller.  Sandra was the Lead Singer of the Country Band the Misfits of Berks County in the 1980’s.  She is survived by two sons, Dennis Lee Nester, Hamburg, PA, David L. Nester, Pottstown, PA; one daughter, Heather Cox, Laureldale, PA; two brothers, Tim Gierschick, Pikeville, PA, Lee Gierschick, Kimbolton, Ohio; one sister, Phyllis Manwiller, Pikeville, PA; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.  Memorial Services will be held on July 10th at 2:00 PM in the Ark Bible Chapel, 88 Woodchoppertown Rd., Boyertown, PA. MARK J. HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

ROSALINDA BOYER

Rosalinda Boyer, 62 of Pottstown, passed away on June 13th in Phoenixville Hospital.  She was the wife of James Boyer.  Born in
West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Preston and Dorothy Fraizer.  She is survived in additon to her husband by her children
Rosalinda Hawkins, Jamie H. Boyer, Dorothy A. Boyer, Wayne P. Boyer and Kenny W. Boyer.  Also surviving are her siblings and 9 grand
children.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com
  
 

BETH A. RUDASILL

Beth A. Rudasill, 48 of North Coventry Twp., died April 23rd in Phoenixville Hospital.  Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of Joseph W. and Betty (Sypherd) Evans of North Coventry Twp.  Beth was a graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School and attended two years of Trade School in Western PA.  She had been a Clock and Watch repair specialist and enjoyed Dog and House sitting.  Beth also had worked cleaning homes. Beth was a member of Coventry Church of the Brethren, Pottstown.  Surviving in addition to her parents are three sisters, Sara Evans, North Coventry Twp., Mary wife of David Dietrich, Huntington, PA, Lynn Evans, of Vermont.  She is also survived by Nieces and Nephews.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday at 7:30 PM in the Coventry Church of the Brethren, 946 Keen Rd., Pottstown. Family and Friends will be received from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in church.  Burial will be private.  If you prefer to make a donation in Beth’s name in lieu of flowers please choose an animal or heart related charity.  The family also requests to please be an organ donor.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Reading has charge of arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

 

 ARLENE G. SMITH

Arlene G. Smith, 92 of Fleetwood, died April 18th in Kutztown Manor.  She was the widow of L.B. Smith.  Born in Fruita, Colorado, she was the daughter of Earl P. & Katherine A. (Bagley) Chilson. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist, Hampden Heights.  Surviving are two daughters, Karen Richards & Debra Cunningham; one son, Christopher Smith:  8 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Reading has charge of arrangements.

GARY BARTON

Gary A. Barton, 65 died on April 14th in ManorCare Health Services, Lebanon.  Born in Queens County, NY, he was the son of Percy and Agnes (Bengraff) Barton.  He is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Earl and Jacquelin Pirraglia.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Reading has charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM F. SLACKWAY

William F. Slackway, 73 of Barto, PA., died April 12th in his residence.  He was he husband of Linda J. (Ciebeskind) Slackway.  Born in Chester, PA., he was the son of the late William F. and Louise (Miles) Slackway.  William as a US Airforce Veteran.  Surviving in additon to his wife are two sons, William Slackway and Jason Slackway; sister Sandra White; 3 Grandchildren.  Mark J. Hummel Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of his private arrangements. www.markjhummelfuneralhome.com

RAFAEL RAMOS, JR.

Rafael Ramos, Jr., 53 of Reading, died April 12th in ManorCare West Reading.  He was the husband of Susan M. (Miller) Ramos.  Born in Brookly, NY he was the son of Rafael and Rosita (Feliciano) Ramos.  Surviving in addition to his wife is one son, Isaiah Ramos Spencer; Siblings, Pablo Nieves, Alma McDermott, Nereida Kopf, Elizabeth Vincente, Virginia Vincente, Leticia Meni and Veronica Colon; 3 Grandchildren.  MARK J HUMMEL Funeral Home, Lower Alsace Twp., Reading has charge of arrangements.

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