May 1, 2013
Patricia Ann "Pat" Shollenberger Bear, 84, of Muhlenberg Township, entered into eternal rest Wednesday at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading.
Pat was the wife of Garland J. Bear. They were married Oct. 5, 1950, and celebrated 62 years of marriage.
Born in West Reading, she was a daughter of the late H. Raymond and Amelia Miller Shollenberger. Pat was a 1946 graduate of Hamburg High School and a 1950 graduate of Wilson College, Chambersburg, receiving a bachelor's degree in French and Latin.
She was a member of Christ Church United Church of Christ, Temple.
Pat was preceded in death by a brother; and two sisters.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three children, Philip G., husband of Karen Wagoner Bear, Harrisburg, Cynthia A. Bear, wife of Al Pugnet, Hillsborough, N.J., and Bradley R., husband of Susan Reber Bear, Hamburg; and five grandchildren, Ryan K. Dunne, Megan C. Dunne, Victoria S. Bear, Jessica M. Bear and Laura N. Bear.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Christ Church United Church of Christ, 4870 Kutztown Road, Temple. Interment will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Hamburg, immediately following the funeral service. A viewing will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday from Leibensperger Funeral Homes Inc., 223 Peach St., Leesport, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Christ Church United Church of Christ, 4870 Kutztown Road, P.O. Box 205, Temple, PA 19560, Bethany United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 325, Hamburg, PA 19526 or Muhlenberg Community Library, 3612 Kutztown Road, Laureldale, PA 19605. Leibensperger Funeral Homes Inc., Leesport, is in charge of arrangements.