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Obituaries

Julian Acevedo-Nieves, 81, of Reading, passed away April 7 at the Wyomissing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Mirta E. Rangel. Julian is urvived by daughter, Nelida Acevedo; brothers and sister.

Warren C. Angstadt, 91, formerly of Wernersville, passed away April 4 at Berks Heim. He was the husband of the late Ella E. (Irion) Angstadt. Warren is survived by children, Russell F. (Cindy) Angstadt, Myerstown, Clark E. Angstadt, Lebanon, Paul W. (Maria) Angstadt, Exeter Twp., and Ann M. (Wayne) Cockrell, Sinking Spring; sister, Charlotte E. Varone, Lebanon; and granddaughters, Amanda and Melissa.

Carol M. Baer, 78, of Reading, passed away April 5. She was the widow of Paul A. Baer. Carol is survived by children, Tina M. (Thom) Kellam, Teresa A. (Jim) Nayman, Richard A. Baer and Brenda L. (Steve) Edsall; sister, Eileen; grandchildren, Jennifer, Brian, Jonathan, Ryan, Alysa, Christian, Lindsey, Jacob, Cody and Ian; and great-grandchildren, Richard, Paige and Brook.

Raymond Allen Bailey, 70, passed away April 6 in his Birdsboro home. He was the husband of Vera E. (Semenza) Bailey. Raymond is survived by children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth M. (Miller) Balthaser, 95, formerly of Strausstown, passed away April 8 at Berks Heim. She was the wife of the late Harold W. Balthaser. Elizabeth is survived by son, Larry C. (Judy) Balthaser, Enola; daughter, Joan M. (Russel) Hartman, Strausstown; brother, Edward Miller; sisters, Ada Kline, Grace Werner and Ruth Robinson; grandchildren, Jody, Shawn (Ellie), and Ryan (Tinecia); stepgrandchildren; great-grandsons; stepgreat-grandson; and great-great-granddaughter.

Aretha Marella (Dancy) Barton, 47, of Reading, passed away April 1. She was the wife of Harry James Barton III, and a daughter of Ruth J. (Towles) George and the late Thurman Dancy, Jr. Aretha is also survived by sons, Steven L. Smith of New York City, Marcus L. Dancy of Reading, Blaise J. Barton of Spring City, and Timothy J. Barton of Reading; grandchildren; siblings, Joseph (Marisol) Dancy of Harrisburg, Tracy Dancy and Shawn Dancy, both of Lancaster, Robin (Alonzo) Fleming of Virginia, and Faith Dancy and Christopher Dancy, both of Reading; and extended family.

Robert L. Blood, 74, of Shillington, passed away April 7 at the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Alice (Hauck) Blood. Also surviving are stepsons, Gregory (Pamela) Hauck of Stafford, VA, Timothy Moyer of Shillington, and Michael Moyer of Bensalem, PA; and grandchildren, Kathryn, Alexandra, Elizabeth, Colton, Carolyn, John and Laura.

Fay B. Brinker, 69, passed away April 7 in Berks Heim. She is survived by daughter, Monica L. (Dustin L.) Riegel of Reading; grandchildren, Kathryn, Mason, and Brandon; and brothers, Dale (Mary) Brinker of Allentown, Craig (Marcie) Brinker of Kutztown, Keith (Jeanette) Brinker of Fleetwood, and Lynn (Ann) Brinker of Fleetwood.

John Walter Case, 82, of Reading, passed away in the Reading Hospital April 4. He was the husband of Brenda M. (Allen) Case. John is also survived by children, Jamie M. (Michelle) Case of Laureldale, Gwennie K. Case of Reading, Anna L. (Glenn Jr.) Loeb of Reading, and Judith M. Payne of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren; and great-grandsons.

Leah J. Colbert, 87, formerly of Gilbertsville, passed away April 8 in the Berkshire Center, Exeter Twp. She was the widow of Frederick P. Colbert. Leah is survived by sisters, Elizabeth M. Reifsnyder, Grace M. Shade and Alice E. Deysher; nieces and nephews.

Leonard S. Coleman, 88, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away in his residence April 9. He was the husband of the late Betty R. (Reisinger) Coleman. Leonard is survived by children, Bonita L. (Stan P.) Smith of Mays Landing, NJ, Stephan A. (Marguerite A.) Coleman of Downingtown, PA, Pamela M. Coleman (Alan Cooke) of Ithaca, NY, and Christine A. (Eduardo) Núñez of Muhlenberg Twp.; granddaughters, Melissa, Stephanie and Rebecca; and great-grandsons, Andrew and Ryan; sister, Ann (William) Boltz of Wernersville; and brother, David (Susan) Coleman of Levittown, PA.

Dorothy Czarnecki, 90, of Spring Twp., passed away April 4 in Mifflin Center. Her husband, Stanley B. Czarnecki, Sr., preceded her in death. Dorothy is survived by children, Mark A. Czarnecki, Flying Hills, Stanley B. (Cindy) Czarnecki, Jr., Denver, PA, and Christopher Czarnecki, Flying Hills; sisters, Mary Dobrosky, Sinking Spring, and Virginia Benson, Birdsboro; and grandchildren, Stanley III and Cari.

Carlos Delgado, Sr., 50, of Reading, passed away April 8 in his residence. He was the son of Carlos Delgado and Lourdes Martinez, and the husband of Abigail Delgado. Carlos is also survived by sons, Carlos Delgado Jr. the 3rd, Javier Carlos Delgado and Juan Carlos Delgado; grandchildren; sister and brothers.

Mary (Somerdak) Dellarciprete, 83, of Cumru Twp., passed away April 6 in her home. She was the widow of Daniel Dellarciprete. Surviving are children, Phillip (Lynda) Dellarciprete of Mesa, AZ, Danielle (Lonnie) Merkel of Cumru Twp., and Elena (William) Hoyer of Shillington; grandchildren, Jessica and Ashley (Matthew); and great-granddaughters, Addison and Emma.

James T. Denatale, 70, of West Reading, passed away April 7 in Berks Heim. He is survived by son, James M. (Amanda) Denatale, Birdsboro; daughter, Marcie A. (Chad) Fidler, West Lawn; brother, Michael L. (Linda) Denatale, Reading; and grandchildren, Tyrus, Allegra, Vienna, and Kevin.

Lynne K. Denunzio, 64, of Reading, passed away April 10 in Penn State Health-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She was the widow of Kerry R. Denunzio. Lynne is survived by son, Jason K. Denunzio, and daughter, Kira L. Livingood, both of Reading; granddaughter, Aspen (Romelo); and brother, James (Deborah) McCullough of Reading.

Fern A. Burkhart Dobstaff, 95, of Robesonia, passed away April 4 at the Reading Hospital. She was the widow of John G. Burkhart, Chester Keith, and Robert Dobstaff. Surviving are children, Glenn A. Burkhart and Margaret Houck; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and great-great-great-grandchild.

Nancy M. Eck, 77, of Cumru Twp., passed away April 8 at her residence. She was predeceased by her husband, Karl A. Eck. Nancy is survived by son, Steven K. Eck of Eagleville, PA; and sister, Gladys K. Murray of Coatesville.

Grace Eveland, 91, passed away April 9 in Berks Heim, Leesport. She was the wife of the late Richard Eveland. Surviving are sons, Earl E. Eveland, Paul Eveland; daughters, Sandy Fisher, Donna Blank, Cindy Schadler; sister, Fern Kiedeisch; and grandchildren.

Robert L. Gifford, Jr., 91, of The Highlands, Wyomissing, passed away April 6. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Luerssen Gifford.

Dolores M. Gombeda, 88, formerly of Reading, and most recently of The Heritage at Green Hills, passed away April 7 in Penn State Health- St. Joseph Medical Center. She was the widow of Edward L. Gombeda. Dolores is survived by son, Joseph P. (Margaret Mary) Gombeda of Gouglersville; grandson, Christopher; and nephew, Todd O’Connell.

Mary Ellen Grant, 92, of Exeter Twp., passed away April 4 at the Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harry R. Grant. Mary Ellen is survived by daughter, Kay L. Sweigart of Exeter; sister, Mildred A. Huyett of Exeter; grandchildren, Brian, Beth, Andrew; great-grandchildren, Amber, Ryleigh; nieces, nephews and their families.

Sarah E. Gray, 74, formerly of Hyde Park, passed away April 10 in the Reading Health System. She was the wife of John W. Gray. Sarah is also survived by daughter, Tina Parkinson of Philadelphia; sons, Scott (Lauren) Gray of Sinking Spring, and Mark Gray of Las Vegas, NV; sister, Peggy Borden of Knoxville; and grandchildren.

Doris Virginia Hafer, 88, formerly of Oley, passed away April 5 at Manatawny Manor in Pottstown. Surviving are sons, Dennis (Audrey) Hafer of Bally, and Robert Hafer of Reading; son-in-law, Robert Soley of Douglassville; grandson, Deric (Jennifer); stepgrandsons, Robbie and Sean (Danae); stepgranddaughter, Meghan (Sean); and great-grandchildren, Jada, Tyler, Jailyn, Kallie, Jordan, Ryan, Anthony and Carter.

Linda L. Haller, 76, of Reading, passed away April 6 at Berks Heim, Leesport. She was the wife of Warren P. Haller. Linda is also survived by sons, Scott W. Haller of Sinking Spring, and Christopher W. (Martie) Haller of Lower Macungie; and grandchildren, Adam, Cameron and McKenzie.

Joan L. Hinkel, 95, of Temple, passed away April 10 at Manor Care of Sinking Spring. She was the widow of Albert D. Hinkel. Joan is survived by daughter, Susan M. (Douglas) Hollinger of Shillington; sister, Joyce Ellis of New Jersey; and grandchildren.

Helen A. Johnson, 94, of Sinking Spring, passed away April 6. She was the wife of the late Everett C. Johnson. Helen is survived by children, Sharon (Paul) Gartner of Canyon Country, CA, Carla (Robert) Becker, Constance (Eric) Hetman, and David E. Johnson, all of Reading; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Donald I. Keehn, 58, of West Reading, passed away April 4 at the Reading Hospital. He was the son of Mary J. (Harper) Keehn of Reading and the late Roy E. Keehn. Also surviving are children, Brandon A. (Holly) Keehn and Nicole A. Keehn, both of Reading; brother-in-law, Steve Chapman; nephew, Gregg (Kara) Chapman; and granddaughter, Ellie.

Milan “Mike” Wayne Kemp, 86, of Exeter Twp., passed away in Rittenhouse Village in Laureldale April 8. He was the husband of the late Minnie (Painter) Kemp. Surviving are children, Michele A. (Robert) Switalski of Elizabethtown, Kyle B. Kemp of Exeter Twp., and Kim L. Strahin of Mt. Penn; grandchildren, Chelsey (Michael), Bradley, and Randy; great-grandson, Devon; brother, Bernard (Joan) Kemp; sisters-in-law, Edna Booth Kemp, Edna Doll Kemp, and Nancy Kemp; nieces and nephews.

Maryanne D. (Delmonico) Kenderdine, 72, of Reading, passed away April 5 in the Mifflin Center. She was the wife of Floyd R. Kenderdine, Jr. Maryanne is also survived by daughter, Michelle Ann (Mathew J.) Panyik, Columbia, PA; brother, Frank Delmonico, Jr., Gahanna, OH; and grandchildren, Thomas and Mechelina.

Betty Loraine (Conrad) Kochan, 94, of Temple, passed away April 8 in Arden Courts, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Anthony A. Kochan. Surviving are children, Loraine (John Sr.) Miller of Fleetwood, Calvin C. Kochan of Temple, John D. (Norma) Kochan of Pricetown, and Eugene D. (Catherine) Kochan of Temple; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Power of Robesonia; and brothers, Kenneth Conrad of Fleetwood, and Terry Conrad of Temple.

Lloyd L. Leibold, 85, passed away April 10 in his Laureldale residence. He was the widower of Nancy J. (Kleffel) Leibold. Lloyd is survived by sons, Brian L. (Cheryl L.) Leibold of Schuylkill Co., and Rick L. (Meg M.) Leibold of Chester Co.; daughter-in-law, Brenda A. Leibold of Hamburg; siblings, Raymond Leibold of Wyomissing, Hilda Palmer of Laureldale, Erma Finn of Muhlenberg Twp., and Irvin (Linda) Leibold of Lehigh Co.; sister-in-law, Fern Leibold of Florida; grandchildren, Clayton (Jennifer), Clinton (Jennifer), Curt (Dawn), Brittanie, Aurora, Hayley and Caroline; and great-grandchildren, Colton, Cooper and Crawford.

Lilah L. Levan, infant daughter of John Levan, Jr. and Charneice A. Leonard of Reading, passed away April 7 at the Reading Hospital. Also surviving is a sister, Laylah F. Levan, at home.

Maria E. Luizaga, 80, of Shillington, passed away April 8 in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Ernesto Olivera. Also surviving is a daughter, Nora Gladys Olivera, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Susan Ann Mastromarino, 59, of Spring Twp., passed away April 4 in the Pinnacle Health Harrisburg Hospital. She was the daughter of John Mastromarino, Wyomissing, and the late Eleanor (Meyer) Mastromarino. Susan is also survived by siblings, Robert P. (Lynn M.) Mastromarino, Sinking Spring, William A. (Elizabeth G.) Mastromarino, Sinking Spring, Thomas J. Mastromarino, Jupiter, FL, and Patricia A. (Mark A.) Kacanda, Exeter Twp.; nieces, Jennifer, Jenna, Rachel, Gabriela, Lauren, Maria S. and Maria C.; nephews, Bobby, Mark and Eric; and great-nieces, Nora and Emma.

Harold H. Moyer, 92, of Sinking Spring, passed away April 9 at Phoebe Berks Health Care Center, Wernersville. He was the husband of the late Edna M. (Moyer) Moyer. Harold is survived by son, Rodney L. (Barbara J.) Moyer, Sinking Spring; daughters, Donna M. (Roger A.) Fitterling, Sinking Spring, and Debbie K. (Barry S. Jr.) Stubblebine, Wernersville; grandchildren, David, Kristie, Jamie, Shauna, Ryan, Michael and Eric; and great-grandchildren, Danielle, Dominic, Jaden and Keira.

Adelaide Mary (Kreisher) Parks, 91, of Wyomissing, passed away April 9 at the Reading Hospital. She was the widow of Gerald E. Parks. Addie is survived by children, Linda (Carter) Kline of Reading, Scott (Pat) Parks of Wyomissing, Meribeth (Bob) Firely of Sinking Spring, and Lorie (Shawn) Lynch of St. Davids, PA; sister, Dolores Horrigan, Reading; brother, Barry Kreisher, Reading; grandchildren, Ryan (Anne), Justin, Matthew, Adam (Allie), Kevin, Christopher, Lauren, Jared and Maeve; and great-grandchildren, Henry and Jack.

Donald W. Przyjemski, 84, of Reading, passed away April 9 at the Mifflin Center in Shillington. He was the husband of Roseanne G. (Skowronek) Przyjemski. Also surviving are children, Donna M. (Jeffrey) Schlouch and Gregory A. (Catharine) Przyjemski, both of Mohnton, and David S. (Lillian) Przyjemski of Blandon; grandchildren, Melanie (Kevin), Jason, Joshua, Andrew, Laura and Melia; and great-grandchildren, Natalie and William; and brother, Dennis V. Przyjemski.

Robert N. Remp, 90, of Shillington, passed away April 5 at the Reading Hospital. He was the widower of Kathryn E. (Vollertsen) Remp. Surviving are children, Ronald R. Remp of Exeter, Sharon L. Remp of Womelsdorf, and Lori L. Remp of Shillington; grandchildren, Gary, Ryan, Renee, Jessica and Ashley; and brother, Carl Remp of Mohnton.

Jackeline (Padua) Roman, 42, of Temple, passed away April 10 in the Reading Hospital.

Loretta F. Shifflett, 88, of Reading, passed away April 10 in her residence. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward S. Shifflett. Loretta is survived by children, Wayne M. Shifflett of Reading, Charles A. Shifflett, Jr. (Jennifer Wyatt) of Reading, and Rebecca A. (Russell K.) Dengler of Wernersville; grandchildren, Hannah, Madison and Charles III; nephews, Martin Strunk, Jr., David Boyer and Brian Leas; and nieces, Darlene Strunk and Diane Boyer.

Dorothy E. Smith, 91, of Sinking Spring, and a resident of Phoebe Berks Village in Wernersville, passed away April 4 at home. She was the wife of the late Earl L. Smith. Dorothy is survived by daughters, Barbara B. (James M.) Hasson, and Kathleen L. (Peter E.) Aiello; sons, Jeffrey E. (Gail B.) Smith, and Philip W. Smith; grandchildren, Brittany, Chad, Seth, Derek, Michael, Kamille and Trey; and great-grandchildren.

Geraldine T. Sockel, 86, formerly of Pennside, passed away April 12 in Phoebe Berks Healthcare Center. She was the widow of Jay B. Sockel. Geraldine is survived by sons, David J. of Wyomissing, James B. of Exeter Twp., John R. of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Jay A. of Pennside; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, John Meshinsky of Arizona; and sister, Dorothy Zimmerman of Maryland.

Leilda Naomi (Behm) Steward, 95, passed away April 10 at Berkshire Center, Exeter Twp. She was the widow of William Steward, Sr. Surviving are sons, Dennis L. Steward of Exeter Twp., Marvin C. (Barbara A.) Steward, of Barto, and William E. (Robin J.) Steward, Jr. of Limerick; siblings, Richard (Vallane) Behm of Exeter Twp., Virginia Althouse of Amityville, Loretta Behm of St. Lawrence, Thelma (Richard) Phillips of Lower Alsace Twp., and Margie Yoder of Womelsdorf; grandchildren; stepgrandson; great-grandchildren; and great-great-granddaughter.

Anna M. Sullivan, 82, of Reading, passed away April 8 at her residence. She was the widow of Joseph M. Sullivan. Anna is survived by daughter, Rebecca A. Sullivan of Reading; sons, Stephen J. (Janelle) Sullivan of Reading, Timothy P. (Brenda) Sullivan of Bernville, Christopher M. (Malissa) Sullivan of Reading; sister, Mary Gehringer of Reading; brother, Robert Linette of Reading; grandchildren, Taylor, Desirae, Brogan, Calleigh, Gillian, Shayla and Joseph; and sister-in-law, Jean Sullivan.

Linda Carleen Troil, 72, passed away April 6. She was the wife of Carmen Troil. Also surviving are daughters, Tina Cook, Robin (Roger) Yoh, Sharon (Troy) Miller, and Jamie (Jeff) Goldfarb; grandchildren, Zac (Ashleigh), Alex (Chrissy), Taylor (Zach), Olivia, Max, Hilary, Chloe, Jordan, Luke and Kai; and great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Gabe and Flynn.

David L. Wails, 77, of West Lawn, passed away April 5 in the Reading Hospital Medical Center. He was the husband of Mary E. (Breidegam) Wails. David is also survived by sons, Randy S. Wails of Reading, Kevin L. Wails of Sinking Spring, and Christopher C. Wails of Exeter; grandchildren; and brother, John M. Wails of West Lawn.

Michele L. Waninger, 60, of Reading, passed away April 10 at Manor Care Health Service in Sinking Spring.

David L. Zerbe, 60, of Reading, passed away April 9 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Bonita (Adams) Zerbe; son, Chad (Bonnie); and brothers, Glenn, Gilbert Jr. and Brian.

Catherine “Kitty” V. Wickel, 86, of Wyomissing, passed away April 6 at Berks Heim. Her husband, Thomas E. Wickel, preceded her in death. Catherine is survived by children, Scott A. Wickel of Wyomissing, and Todd D. (Karen) Wickel of Lancaster; grandchildren, Ryan, Andrew, Meredith, Christopher, and Kevin; great-granddaughter, Danielle; brothers, Charles, John and Robert Wentzel; and sister, Dorothy Smith.

Artur Zagoronyuk, 22, of Exeter Twp., passed away April 9 in Spring Twp. He was the son of Alexandr Zagoronyuk of Odessa, Ukraine, and Lyudmila (Mitichkina) Scearce of Exeter Twp. Artur is also survived by his stepfather, David A. Scearce; sister, Kassandra D. Scearce, at home; brother, Dmitri A. Scearce, at home; and grandmothers, Nina Mitichkina of Novonikolaevka, Ukraine  and Katerina Zagoronyuk of Odessa, Ukraine.