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June 22, 2018

Kathyrn Bortz (Zettelmoyer)

Kathyrn Bortz (Zettelmoyer)

Hamburg, PA

Kathyrn L. Bortz, 100, formerly of Hamburg, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Brandywine Assisted Living, Rehoboth Beach, Del., where she resided for 3 1/2 years. There she was cared for and loved by the many wonderful staff members and residents alike. In the last 1...

Joan Brady (Shiffert)

Joan Brady (Shiffert)

Hamburg, PA

Joan E. Brady, 85, of Leesport died June 20, 2018, in St. Joseph's Hospital. She was the wife of Michael J. Brady. Joan was born in Orwigsburg, and was the daughter of the late Edward and Naomi (Schoener) Shiffert. Joan was a 1951 graduate of Orwigsburg High School and...

Jeffrey Van Horn

Jeffrey Van Horn

Kutztown, PA

Jeffrey M. Van Horn, 60, of Fleetwood, passed away in his father's Mertztown residence on June 20th. Jeff was born in Allentown to Richard W. Van Horn and the late Jean D. (nee' Bieber) Van Horn. Jeff was a graduate of Kutztown Area High School and was an Army veteran....

Irene Salks (Kanavins)

Irene Salks (Kanavins)

Reading, PA

Irene Salks, 95, formerly from Riverview Park, passed away on Saturday, June 16, after an extended illness. Born on March 21, 1923, in Valka, Latvia, she and her late husband, Fricis Salks, emigrated to Reading in 1949, as refugees from World War II. Irene was the...

Anna Santiago (Shaeffer)

Anna Santiago (Shaeffer)

Reading, PA

Anna M. Santiago, "Mickey," passed June 19, 2018, in her residence. Born in Reading, Pa., she was the daughter of Anna (DiLullo) and Harry Shaeffer. She is survived by 5 sons, 2 daughters, many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held in...

Mary Ellen Shurilla (Daly)

Mary Ellen Shurilla (Daly)

Reading, PA

Mary Ellen Shurilla, 81, of Reading, formerly of Bluffton, S.C., died during the evening hours of Monday, June 18, 2018, in Country Meadows, Wyomissing. Mary Ellen was predeceased by her husband, Edward Michael Shurilla Sr., on January 17, 2011. Born in Reading, she...

June 21, 2018

Lora Henry (Gring)

Lora Henry (Gring)

West Reading, PA

Lora L. Henry, 76, of Reinholds, died on June 16, 2018, at home. She was the fiancée of Christopher Maghee. Born on July 11, 1941, in Reading, she was the daughter of the late George Gring Jr. and Mamie Elizabeth Behm. In addition to Christopher, she is survived by...

Charles Oxenford Jr.

Charles Oxenford Jr.

Birdsboro, PA

Charles E. Oxenford Jr., 62, of Birdsboro, Robeson Twp., Pa., passed away June 19, 2018, at his home. Born in Reading, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles E. Sr. and Lillian I. (Stanton) Oxenford. He was the widower of Marjorie A. (Geyer) Oxenford who passed in 2013. ...

Joyce Weaver (Ebersole)

Joyce Weaver (Ebersole)

Reading, PA

Joyce Naomi Weaver, 88, died June 18, 2018, in her Muhlenberg Township residence. She was the wife of John Arthur Weaver, whom she married July 23, 1949. Born in Ontelaunee Township, Pa., on March 10, 1930, she was a daughter of the late John G. and Naomi (Gehret)...

June 20, 2018

Doris Conley (Isles)

Doris Conley (Isles)

West Reading, PA

Doris J. Conley, 89, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care. She was the beloved wife of Stanley J. Conley, who died July 1, 2013. They were married on February 2, 1957. Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late ...

Thomas Gamble

Thomas Gamble

Wernersville, PA

Thomas P. Gamble, 87, of Mohrsville, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018, at the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of the late Gloria A. Gamble, who died Sept. 28, 2001. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Thomas A. and Florence V. (Hinz) Gamble. He was a...

Esther Gibbons (Miller)

Esther Gibbons (Miller)

Birdsboro, PA

Esther M. (Miller) Gibbons, 92, formerly of Douglassville, Pa., passed away June 9, 2018, in Ocala, Fla. Born in Orange, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Walter C. and Mary A. (Eschenfelder) Miller. She was the widow of Robert D. Gibbons, with whom she shared 45 years...

Anna Gulden (Bushick)

Anna Gulden (Bushick)

Fleetwood, PA

Mrs. Anna M. (Bushick) Gulden, 80, of Tamaqua, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at St. Luke's Hospital, Coaldale. Born Nov. 4, 1937, in Pottsville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Anna and Stanley Bushick. Anna is survived by her children: Debora Digilio, Joseph D....

Marie Hosler (Bare)

Marie Hosler (Bare)

Hamburg, PA

Marie V. Hosler, 82, formerly of Hamburg, died June 18, 2018. She was the widow of Harry L. Hosler, who died October 14, 2005. Marie was born in West Reading and was the daughter of the late Abraham L. and Estella (Himmelberger) Bare. Marie worked as a dishwasher for many...

Marian Lochman (Edwards)

Marian Lochman (Edwards)

West Reading, PA

Marian C. (Edwards) Lochman, 78, of Lower Heidelberg Township, passed away June 18, 2018, at Manatawny Manor, Pottstown, surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Raymond H. Lochman. They married on April 7, 1962. Born in Reading, she was a daughter...

Hector Pabon Pacheco

Hector Pabon Pacheco

Reading, PA

Hector Pabon Pacheco, 51 of Reading, passed away on June 18th in the Reading Hospital. He was the lifelong companion of Evelyn Negron. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Francisco Pabon and Graciela Pacheco Mercado. Surviving are four children: Evelyn,...

Karen Palm (Murphy)

Karen Palm (Murphy)

Carlisle, PA

Karen L. Palm, age 60, passed peacefully on June 16, 2018, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Karen was born June 29, 1957, in Temple, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Arthur W. Murphy Sr., and Barbara J. (Dahms) Murphy. She never let her battle with cancer...

Josephine Rothermel (Stahler)

Josephine Rothermel (Stahler)

Fleetwood, PA

Josephine S. Rothermel, age 90, formerly of Fleetwood, passed Monday, June 18, 2018. She was the beloved widow of Richard L. Rothermel. Married in September, 1950. They celebrated 64 years of marriage. She was a loving mother to Cynthia Edington, Malvern, Pa., Kathy...

Kathryn Seidel (Gerhart)

Kathryn Seidel (Gerhart)

Reading, PA

Kathryn M. Seidel, 88, formerly of Lower Alsace Township, passed away, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Laurel Center, Hamburg. She was the wife of the late Earl C. Seidel, who passed away on July 24, 2004. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Cyrus and Carrie...

Ronald Spickler

Ronald Spickler

West Reading, PA

Ronald L. Spickler, 83, of Wyomissing, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, in The Reading Hospital after a brief illness. Born August 27, 1934, in Reading, he was a son of the late Lester and Catherine (Botzum) Spickler. A 1952 graduate of Reading High School,...

June 19, 2018

David Bertoldi

David Bertoldi

Drums, PA

David F. Bertoldi, 68, of Shillington, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon at his home, surrounded by his family, following a courageous five-year battle with cancer. Born in Hazleton, October 1, 1949, he was the son of the late Louis and Hazel (Gonda) Bertoldi Jr. He...

Jeannine Bortz (Strausser)

Jeannine Bortz (Strausser)

Topton, PA

Jeannine G. (Strausser) Bortz, 89, formerly of Kutztown and Fleetwood, died Monday, June 18, 2018, in Kutztown Manor Nursing Home, Kutztown, where she was a resident since September 2016. She was the widow of Carl H. Bortz, who died August 9, 1999. Born in Hamburg, she was...

Angel Burgos

Angel Burgos

Reading, PA

Angel Luis Burgos, "Tio," passed June 15th, 2018, in Reading Hospital. Born in Puerto Rico, he was the son of Carmen Figueroa and Lilo Burgos. He is survived by a son, Ramon R. Burgos; and daughter, Maria Barbera; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. There are...

Lora Henry

Lora Henry

West Reading, PA

Lora L. Henry, 76, of Reinholds, died on June 16, 2018, at home. She was the fiancée of Christopher Maghee. Born on July 11, 1941, in Reading, she was the daughter of the late George Gring Jr. and Mamie Elizabeth Behm. In addition to Christopher, she is survived by children:...

Susan Kline (Hess)

Susan Kline (Hess)

Oley, PA

Susan Michelle Kline, 56, of Ruscombmanor Township, died June 11, 2018, at Penn State Health-St. Joseph, Bern Township. She was the wife of Jason Lee Kline, to whom she was married for 23 years. Born August 9, 1961, in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Paul...

Douglas Quaintance

Douglas Quaintance

Wellsboro, PA

Douglas P. Quaintance, age 55, of Wellsboro, Pa., died on Saturday, June 16, 2018. He was born on January 5, 1963, in Reading, Pa., a son of the late Merlin Quaintance and Sandra (Otto) Quaintance. He was married to Lori J. (Hohl) Quaintance, who passed away in 2016. Doug...

Carmen Reyes-Reyes

Carmen Reyes-Reyes

Reading, PA

Carmen M. Reyes-Reyes, 58, passed away June 15, 2018, in her residence. She was born in Puerto Rico. Surviving are two daughters, Rosaliz Alba and Jacqueline Feliciano-Reyes; two sons, Luis Feliciano-Reyes and Angel Feliciano-Reyes; 8 brothers; 6 sisters; and 8...

June 18, 2018

William Patterson

William Patterson

Fleetwood, PA

William G. Paterson, 91, of Lyons, passed away on June 13, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born in Scranton on May 20, 1927, the son of the late W. Gordon Paterson and Mae (Dunstone) Paterson Warnke. Bill was a Navy veteran of World War II...

Willard Stauffer

Willard Stauffer

Ephrata, PA

Willard B. Stauffer, 92, formerly of New Holland and Womelsdorf, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Ephrata Manor. He was the husband of Nora Weaver Horst Stauffer, with whom he celebrated 29 years of marriage in April. He was born in Warwick ...

June 17, 2018

Richard Bausher

Richard Bausher

West Reading, PA

Richard A. Bausher, 92, passed away June 13, 2018, in Phoebe Berks. He was the beloved husband of Carol A. (Stephens) Bausher. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Earl F. and Emily Bausher. Richard was a 1943 graduate of Wyomissing High School, a 1950 graduate of...

Naomi Doll (Stohler)

Naomi Doll (Stohler)

Wernersville, PA

Naomi H. (Stohler) Doll, 96, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Manor Care in Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Leroy J. Doll, who died April 9, 2002. Born in Lebanon County, she was a daughter of the late Harvey C. and Esther (Haak) Stohler. She was a...

Sonia Flicker-Miller

Sonia Flicker-Miller

Reading, PA

Sonia Kay Flicker-Miller, Ed.D., 82, of Exeter Township, passed away June 15, 2018, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading. She was the widow of Robert Levi Miller Sr., who died March 28, 1968. Born January 9, 1936, in Reading, she was a daughter of the...

Richard Gitto

Richard Gitto

Temple, PA

Richard T. Gitto, 75, of Ruscombmanor Twp., passed away Wednesday evening in Wyomissing Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the son of the late Dominic S. Gitto and Frances (Mollica) Gitto. He was employed in the construction industry. He served in the U. S. Army. ...

Una Godshall (Wambold)

Una Godshall (Wambold)

Oley, PA

Una Ann Godshall, 83, of Oley, passed away June 14, 2018, at her residence with her loving family at her side. She was the widow of Richard Floyd Godshall. Born August 22, 1934, in West Point, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Grater Wambold and Lydia Lurene (Quinn)...

Elizabeth Gross (Stowe)

Elizabeth Gross (Stowe)

Reading, PA

Elizabeth L. Gross, 85, formerly of Kenhorst, Pa., passed away after a short illness on June 13, 2018. Upon graduation from Reading High School and Reading Hospital School of Nursing with an RN degree in 1953, she married George E. Gross, who predeceased her in 2003. She was...

Phyllis Grube (Becker)

Phyllis Grube (Becker)

Reading, PA

Phyllis I. Grube, 94, of Laureldale, passed away Wednesday, June 13th, at Manor Care-Laureldale. Phyllis was born in Reading, on March 31, 1924, a daughter of the late Mabelle (Berger) and William Becker. She was the widow of Ralph N. Grube. Mr. Grube died March 15,...

Erma Heckman (Schmehl)

Erma Heckman (Schmehl)

Reading, PA

Erma Elizabeth Heckman, 89, of Maidencreek Township, loving wife, mother and friend, passed away June 10, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Harry James Heckman Jr. who passed away October 7, 2007. Born in Walnuttown, Pa., on December 2, 1928, she was the...

Edmund Kurowski

Edmund Kurowski

West Reading, PA

Edmund Walter Kurowski, "Edgu," April 4, 1925-April 12, 2018, passed peacefully at home from this life to eternal life. He was the loving husband of Bernice Gerlach Kurowski, and loving father and grandfather to his son, Michael and his wife, Monica; granddaughters,...

Keith Madeira

Keith Madeira

Fleetwood, PA

Keith L. Madeira, 58, of Frackville, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born March 15, 1960, in Reading, he was the son of the late Bluma (Evans) Madeira and Frank Conrad. He and his wife of 34 years, were ...

William Mengel Jr.

William Mengel Jr.

West Reading, PA

William L. Mengel, Jr., 82, of Reading, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Berks Heim Nursing and Rehabilitation, Leesport, Pa., as a result of kidney disease. Born in Reading, Pa., he was the son of the late W. Lewis Mengel Sr. and Eva (Moyer) Kerner. He is...

Bonnie Olsson (Smith)

Bonnie Olsson (Smith)

Reading, PA

Bonnie Lee Olsson passed away on June 11, 2018, after fighting a battle with brain cancer since Dec. 2017. Born in Somersville, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Lee and Catherine Smith. Survivors include husband, Nils Ingemar Olsson; children: Lee and Ingrid Olsson; and...

Henry Ritter

Henry Ritter

West Reading, PA

Henry A. Ritter, 100, passed away June 10, 2018, in his Rittenhouse residence. His wife, Irene B. (Wesolowski) Ritter, passed away in 2001. They had celebrated 60 years of marriage. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Henry A. and Ellen (Erb) Ritter. Henry proudly...

Barbara Shirey

Barbara Shirey

Oley, PA

Barbara Jean Shirey, 70, of Oley, passed away June 13, 2018, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of Kenneth Gene Shirey, to whom she was married to for 47 years. Born February 23, 1948, in Wayne, Michigan, she was a...

Robert Shirey Jr.

Robert Shirey Jr.

Oley, PA

Robert Albert Shirey Jr., 71, died June 14, 2018, in Earl Township. He was the husband of Judy Ann (Readinger) Shirey. Born in Robeson Township, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert A. Shirey Sr. and Grace Alice (Quinter) Shirey. He is also survived by children: Alvin...

Betty Spatz (Berry)

Betty Spatz (Berry)

Reading, PA

Betty (Berry) Spatz, 88, of Limekiln, Pa., passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018, in her home. Her husband, Reginald R. Spatz, died on July 9, 2012. They celebrated 61 years of marriage. Ecclesiastes 3: There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the ...

Ralph Speakman

Ralph Speakman

Hamburg, PA

Ralph K. Speakman, 78, of Mohrsville, died June 16, 2018, in his residence. Ralph was born in Lancaster, and was the son of the late Manning and Blanche O. (Johnson) Speakman. He was the husband of Karen V. (Leabhart) Speakman. Ralph was a 1958 graduate of Pequea Valley...

John Zemantauski

John Zemantauski

Reading, PA

John M. Zemantauski, 74, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 14, 2018, at The Reading Hospital. Born September 7, 1943, he was the son of John and Julia Zemantauski, of Port Carbon, Pa. He was the devoted husband of Joanne V. Zemantauski, and the...

June 16, 2018

Lorraine Bobiak (Kemmerer)

Lorraine Bobiak (Kemmerer)

New Tripoli, PA

Lorraine L. Bobiak, 93, of Kempton, Pa., passed away at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, Allentown, Pa., on June 14, 2018. She was the wife of the late Raymond Bobiak, who died in April 2018, and previously the late Leroy Deily, who died in 1971. Lorraine was born in...

Heinrich Hofmanner

Heinrich Hofmanner

Pottstown, PA

Heinrich "Henry" Hofmanner, 87, of Douglassville, Pa., husband of the late Frida (Komnik) Hofmanner, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Reading Medical Center. Born in Buchs, Switzerland, he was a son of the late George and Elise (Haab) Hofmanner. Mr. Hofmanner was a...

Mary Kralles (Sabol)

Mary Kralles (Sabol)

West Reading, PA

Mary F. Kralles, 94, passed away May 24, 2018, in Phoebe Berks, Wernersville. She was the beloved wife of the late Stratton K. Kralles. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Verna (Fetteroff) Sabol. She is survived by her three daughters: Anita L....

Ilse Morning (Hertrich)

Ilse Morning (Hertrich)

Emmaus, PA

Ilse Morning passed away peacefully at Lehigh Center, Trexlertown, on May 29, 2018. She had just celebrated her 91st birthday. She was the loving wife of 59 years of Ober Morning, who predeceased her in 2014 at the age of 90 years. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, she was the...

June 15, 2018

Arnaldo Alvarez

Arnaldo Alvarez

Reading, PA

Arnaldo Alvarez, 83, of Reading, passed June 11th in his residence. He was the husband Carmen (Torres) Alvarez Born in Puerto Rico, he was the son of Pedro and Francisca (Maldonado) Alvarez. He is survived by 5 sons, 2 daughters, 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 5...

Winifred Minnich (Deats)

Winifred Minnich (Deats)

Birdsboro, PA

Winifred E. "Bunny" (Deats) Minnich, 91, of Garden Spot Village, New Holland, formerly of Elverson, Pa., died June 13, 2018, at Garden Spot Village. Born in Elverson, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Cyrus Russell and Frances E. (Sheeler) Deats. Bunny was the widow of...

Pauline Wagner (Rentschler)

Pauline Wagner (Rentschler)

Hamburg, PA

Pauline K. Wagner, 97, formerly of Centerport, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, on ManorCare, Laureldale. She was the wife of Morris F. Wagner, who died August 25, 2008. They were married on August 27, 1938. Born in Tilden Twp., she was the daughter of the late ...

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