John Giachero

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John E. Giachero, 88, of Maidencreek Township, died Sunday, September 2, 2018, in The Reading Hospital, West Reading,

surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of Eleanor A.

(Breneman) Giachero. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on August 23, 2018.

Born in Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pa., John was a son of the late John D. and Irene G. (Snyder) Giachero.

John honorably and faithfully served our country as a ten-year member of the Army National Guard, last serving as a 2nd lieutenant. He was a member of Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Kutztown. John received a bachelor's

degree in music education from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, and a master's degree in music from Trenton State College, N.J.

A music teacher in public schools for over 40 years, he first taught at Lebanon Catholic Parochial School, Lebanon, where he also served as church organist. He moved to New Jersey, teaching and directing the marching band in South Plainfield School District, South Plainfield, N.J. John moved to the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, Bridgewater, N.J., for the majority of his career, retiring from full-time teaching in 1990. After several more years as a substitute teacher, John and Eleanor moved to

Pennsylvania. In his spare time, John enjoyed playing clarinet with the Ringgold Band, Laureldale, Pa., and saxophone in the Windjammers Unlimited Band, Sarasota, Fla.

John cherished his family, was devoted to his loving wife, Norrie, and supported her pursuit of bachelor's and master's degrees. He loved playing his saxophone, sharing good jokes, going camping, playing golf, listening to and playing jazz and classical music, and rooting for the NY Yankees and the Reading Fightin' Phils. John loved people and easily made friends, whether just for the moment or for a lifetime. His open personality was a loving lesson for his children who enjoy sharing fond family memories.

John is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eleanor; his

children: Joseph H., husband of Susan Lynn (Mantyla)

Giachero, Stokesdale, N.C.; John D., husband of Filomena (Pilandas) Giachero, Hillsborough, N.J.; Nina L. (Giachero), wife of James M. Presuto, Lebanon, N.J.; Jennie A.

(Giachero), wife of Lee Begeja, Gillette, N.J.; Carla M.

Giachero, Bridgewater, N.J.; and Anne M. (Giachero), wife of Timothy S. Sitarik, Blandon. Other survivors include his sisters, Mary Lou (Giachero), wife of Bill Hershberger, Hamburg, and Patricia (Giachero), wife of Vernon LeFever, Ephrata. John will be deeply missed by his ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 14833 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, with The Reverend Monsignor Walter T. Scheaffer, as celebrant. Interment will follow Mass in Holy Savior Cemetery,

Cornwall, Pa. Relatives and friends may call Thursday, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the church.

Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Published in Reading Eagle on Sept. 5, 2018