Marilyn Pare' (Potteiger) Ahearn

  • "I can't even begin to talk about how much I love you. I'm..."
    - Frances Fies

Marilyn L. (Potteiger) Pare', 77, formerly of Reading and The Lutheran Home at

Topton, passed away August 26, 2018, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital of natural causes.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Pearl A. (Fields) Hevalow and Sheldon Potteiger.

She was a 1958 graduate of Reading High School.

Marilyn was employed nearly 20 years by General

Battery Corporation, later Exide Technologies, as a human resources manager.

Marilyn was a wellknown singer/actress in local

community theatre for over 20 years, spanning from 1966-1986. Included among her noted performances were

"Funny Girl," "The Boyfriend," "A Streetcar Named

Desire," Cabaret," "Celebration," "Mame," "Gypsy,"

"Chicago" and "Woman of the Year." She also performed with pianist Tommy Moran at the Crystal Restaurant and in various other local night spots.

She is survived by her daughter, Melissa, wife of Shawn Maffei, Media; her son, Michael, husband of Judith Hauck, Reading; her grandson, Seth Hauck, Texas; and step-

grandson, Nicholas Maffei, Washington. One sister, Fran Fies, Topton; a niece and two nephews also survive her.

Marilyn was predeceased by her son, Mark Hauck; her sister, Patricia Seidel; and her niece, Tiffany Geibel.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday,

September 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at The Lutheran Home at Topton Deibert Hall, 1 S. Home Ave., Topton, PA 19562. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Friday before the service, from 10:00 to

11:00 a.m. at the Deibert Hall.

Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th St., Reading, PA 19604.

Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be

recorded at

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Published in Reading Eagle from Sept. 2 to Sept. 5, 2018