Rebecca Louise Mertz, 31, of Blandon, died Sept. 29, 2012 in Ontelaunee Township.
Born in West Reading, she was a daughter of Keith A. and Diane L. (Rehrig) Mertz, with whom she resided.
She was a 1999 graduate of Fleetwood High School, and earned her associates degree in medical assisting from Berks Technical Institute in 2010. She was a medical assistant for Drs. John V. LaManna and Thomas W. Dooley, Plastic Surgery, Reading.
Survivors: Parents; brother, Robert K., husband of Chrisy (Kunkel) Mertz, Shillington; paternal grandparents, Kenneth W. and Hilda I. F. (Angstadt) Mertz, Fleetwood; maternal grandparents, Garfield G. Rehrig, Slatington and Ethel H. (Suto) Berg, Slatington.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with the Reverend Diane M. LaFauci officiating. Inurnment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Thursday 1 to 3 p.m. in the funeral home.
The family requests contributions be made to the Rebecca L. Mertz Memorial Fund to Benefit Search & Rescue Organizations, c/o Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., P. O. Box 292, Kutztown, PA 19530. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.