Jeremy Emerich
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Jeremy R. Emerich, 40, of Fleetwood, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:15 am in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he received exceptional care from staff. He also received an honorable escort from emergency services and military personnel from LVH-CC to the funeral home. Born in West Reading, Jeremy was the son of Sally I. (Lape) Emerich, wife of Ignacio Lara of Reading and the late Chester L. Emerich, Jr. He was a 1997 graduate of Reading High School and served in the United States Army in Iraq. Jeremy was a Fire Fighter/EMT for Lehigh Valley Hospital MedEvac, Exeter Township Fire Department and Bally EMS. He was a volunteer Fire Fighter for Fleetwood Fire Company and assisted emergency services at Grandview Speedway. In addition to his mother, Jeremy is survived by his children Zachary R. Emerich of Fleetwood (Currently stationed Fort Hood, Tx); Collin M. Emerich of Fleetwood; Cara Williams of Lansford his siblings Melanie A. Emerich, companion of Jesus Martinez of Georgia; Angelina M. Morales, companion of Christian Gaspar of Reading; half-sister Samantha Emerich of Wake Forest, NC and was preceded in death by his brother Liborio A. “Libo” “Deebo” Lara, April 10, 2020. Also surviving is Jeremy’s loving companion Shana L. Konek with whom he resided and 6 nieces and nephews. Graveside Service will be held at Berks County Memorial Gardens, 201 Evansville Road, Fleetwood, Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 11:00 am. Reverend Joseph B. Sclafani will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bally Ambulance, Exeter Fire Dept, Fleetwood Fire Dept or donate a unit of blood or plasma in memory of Mr. Jeremy R. Emerich. Bean Funeral Home, 1605 Rockland Street, Hampden Heights is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at

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Published in Reading Eagle from May 23 to May 25, 2020.
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May 27, 2020
Jeremy was always there for his friends. He was a kind person no matter what. He is and will be greatly miss. He cared so much for the communities he served.
A friend
May 24, 2020
Thoughts and many prayers to the Family. My heart goes out to use all. Gone way to soon. I didn't no him but he accomplished a lot and he's a superhero..... May he rest in peace.
Someone who cares
May 24, 2020
Sally and family my heart is so heavy at your loss.Ilost a son I can't imagine your grief.Maym the Lord embrace you and bring you comfort.
Luci Unger
May 24, 2020
A.J. US Army Retired
May 23, 2020
Sorry for your loss. He is a true hero.
Katy Heller
May 23, 2020
Melanie Emerich i am so sry for lost i am prayer all with you and your family dont know your whole family only you.
Robin hamilton
May 23, 2020
To your spirit which flys high as you watch over your friends and Family. I had the privilege of running EMS with you from Blandon in your early years at Walnuttown, then Kutztown and then running into you at LVCC. Jeremy you were a special person that left forever memories with anyone you ran with, helped and lent a hand and listened to anyone that needed it. You will forever be in our hearts. Carry on your legacy above as you watch and guide all your brothers and sisters here on earth! Till we all meet again . Love with Hugs and Prayers
Momma and Poppa Schmale and Family
Donald and Lynette Schmale
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