Harry Vilardo

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Harry F. Vilardo, 96 passed away

peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, in Brereton Manor, Washington Boro, Lancaster County, where he had been a


His wife of 72 years, Emily C. (Casantini) Vilardo passed away on November 1, 2016.

Born in Reading, Harry was a son of the late Samuel and Minnie (Nigrelli) Vilardo.

Harry was employed as a Machine Setter by the former AT&T, Reading for 22 years, retiring in 1987. Prior to that, he worked at the former American Chain and Cable


Harry was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Reading. He was an avid bowler for over 50 years and had a passion for outer space and astronomy. Harry was an exercise

enthusiast and a former diver and swimmer. He and his wife often joked they always won the "who's married the longest" contest at most every wedding they attended.

Harry is survived by his two daughters, Elaine B., wife of David Aulenbach, of Mount Joy, and Jean M., wife of David P. Texter, of Washington Boro. He is also survived by his brother, Frank Vilardo, of Flying Hills; and his sister,

Dorothy Speece, of Mohnton. Harry is also survived by his grandchildren: Alecia, wife of Michael Flynn, of Catonsville, Maryland, Benjamin Aulenbach, of

Centreville, Virginia, Christopher D. Texter, and wife

Melissa, of Conshohocken, Michael Texter, of Los Angeles, California, and Philip Texter, of Washington Boro. He is

also survived by his great-grandson, Owen Flynn.

He was predeceased by a brother, Michael D. Vilardo, in 1996.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Harry on

Monday, August 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Rosary

Roman Catholic Church, 237 Franklin Street, Reading, PA 19601. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends and family may view on Sunday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:00-9:45 a.m. in the Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn Street, Reading, PA.

Harry requested no flowers and instead requested any contributions in his memory be made to the church at the above address.

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Published in Reading Eagle on Aug. 10, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Theo C. Auman, Inc.
247 Penn Street | Reading, PA 19601 | (610) 374-4505
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