Hans Meinig Jr.

  • "Remembering such a kind and caring man. Hans ~ dear..."
    - Susan Evans
  • "Dear Rusty, Elsa, Susan, MaryAnn, Carolyn and Liz, Thinking..."
    - Karen Meinig
  • "I knew Hans when we were boys growing up in Wyomissing..."
    - Rich Chafey
  • "Such a nice man. I work at Naugle Plumbing and he was a..."
    - Bev Clemens
  • "Such a kind man!"
    - Mark Hummel

Hans R. Meinig Jr., 82, of Reading, died Friday, January 11, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. in his residence.

He was the husband of Eleanor C. (Schwarz) "Rusty" Meinig. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., he was a son of the late Hans R. Meinig Sr. and Clara (Martin) Meinig.

Mr. Meinig was a 1958 graduate of Wyomissing High School. In 1962, he graduated from Virginia Military

Institute with a B.S. in civil engineering. He was employed for many years by the former Gilbert Associates Inc., in Reading, as a civil engineer. Among his projects, he worked on a dam and filtration system in Nigeria in 1963.

Mr. Meinig was a camper and later a guide for many years at Keewaydin Canoe Camp on Lake Temagami, Ontario, Canada. He was also a model train enthusiast. He was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church, Wyomissing.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his grandson, Michael P. Bean, of Oruro, Bolivia. Also surviving are five half sisters: Elsa Hessler, widow of Fred Hessler, of

Elizabethtown; Susan Gyorky, wife of Attila Gyorky, of

Exeter Township; Marianne Castaneda, wife of Arturo Castaneda, of Palmdale, Calif.; Carolyn Doyle, wife of

Darrell Doyle, of Antietam; and Elizabeth Engle, wife of Michael Engle, of West Lawn.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Kristin E. Bean, wife of Kevin M., of Wernersville, who passed away March 19, 2006.

Memorial service will be held in Atonement Lutheran Church, 5 Wyomissing Blvd., Wyomissing, PA 19610 on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ryan M. Hersch and Rev. Julie Recher officiating. A reception will be held in the church narthex following the service.

Interment will be held in Charles Evans Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to

Atonement Lutheran Church at the above address or to the Rotary International Youth Exchange, ATTN: Patti Smith, 2299 Ambler Drive, Suite 120, Hatfield, PA 19440 (check to Rotary District 7430; Memo "Youth Exchange in Memory of Mr. Hans R. Meinig Jr.")

Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 129 East Lancaster Ave., Shillington, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at


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