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Obituaries

Albert Robert Boscov, 87, of Reading, passed away February 10 at his home. He was the husband of Eunice Boscov. Also surviving are daughters, Ruth (Michael) Aichenbaum, Ellen Boscov (Todd Taylor), Meg Boscov (Randall Brown); grandchildren, David (Hannah), Josh, Amelia, Jonah and Chloe; sister-in-law, Shirley Boscov; brother-in-law, Ed Lakin; nieces and nephews.

Laura D. Carroll, 87, of Douglassville, passed away February 15 at her residence. She was the widow of James J. Carroll, Sr. Laura is survived by daughters, Elaine Bianco, and Sylvia Bauer, both of South Carolina; sons, Thomas Carroll of Lehighton, and Patrick Carroll of Douglassville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and step-grandchild.

Jorge Cortez, Sr., 51, of Reading, passed away February 6. He was the son of Ana Berrios and the late Gregory Cortez, and the husband of Anabel

Cortez. Also surviving are children, Jorge Cortez, Jr., Gregory Cortez of Reading, Christian (Beatrice) Rodriguez of Puetro Rico, Laurie Cortez of Reading, Franzin Cortez, Jazmine Cortez of Harrisburg; grandhcildren; and siblings, Leticia (Carlos) Gonzalez, Grace Lebron, Yadira Cortez, Anna Burgos, Gregory Cortez, Carlos Cortez and Jose Cortez.

Richard L. “Dick” Dunkelberger, 68, of West Reading, passed away February 7 in the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Marcy (Dautrich) Dunkelberger, and a son of Esther M. (Becker) Dunkelberger, Fleetwood, and the late Harry G. Dunkelberger, Jr. Also surviving are sons, Challen (Wendy) Stephens, Huntsville, AL, and Kyle Stephens (Jericho Winter), Portland, OR; siblings, Dana G. (Judith) Dunkelberger, Columbia, SC, and Robin L. (Harry E.) Naugle, Fleetwood; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Dean Robert Fegely, 55, of Exeter Twp., passed away February 12 in his residence. He is survived by son, Anthony R. Fegely; daughter, Stephanie Kurowski; and grandchildren.

Francisco Betancourt Feliciano, 67, of Reading, passed away February 9 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Carmen D. Sanchez Torres.

Kathleen A. Folga, 57, of Reading, passed away February 13 in her residence.

Grace Miriam (Evans) Gehris, 90, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away February 8 in Penn State Health – St. Joseph, Bern Twp. She was the widow of Melvin Charles Gehris. Grace is survived by daughters, Sandra Lee (Jerry L.) Schoener of Milford, OH, and Cindy Lee Reinstadtler of Maidencreek Twp.; brother, Richard (Ruth) Evans of Laureldale; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Melissa (Tad), and Brianna; and great-grandchildren, Rowan and Merrick.

Beverly Ann (Shunk) Green, 88, of Wyomissing, passed away February 13 in the Reading Hospital. She was the widow of Richard A. Strausser and Richard H. Green. Beverly is survived by children, Michael (Debbie) Strausser, Chandler, AZ, Mark (Stephanie) Green, Columbia, SC, John Green, Wyomissing, Sharon Kleinert, Blandon, Doreen Strausser, Wyomissing, and Richelle (Phillip) Rittersbach, Sinking Spring; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Jean E. Guiles, 89, of Berks Heim, formerly of Wyomissing, passed away February 10 in the Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late Bernard M. “Ben” Guiles. Surviving are daughters, Linda Stoyer, Robesonia, Susan Pacifico, Temple; brother, Richard (Doris) Cosgrave, Reading; sister, Ruth (David) Klahr, Orlando, FL; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Rita A. Hafer, 87, of Exeter Twp., passed away February 9 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the wife of Curtis J. Hafer. Rita is also survived by daughter, Mary Ann (Robert) Ullman; son, Gerald Potts; stepdaughter, Pamela Sue Hafer; grandchildren, Aleeca (Mike), James (Jen), Lauren (Bill), and Nolan; great-grandchildren; and brother, Cyril J. Lendacki.

Carl N. Hainley, 80, of West Lawn, passed away February 11. He was the widower of Angeline E. Hainley. Carl is survived by sons, Thomas (Kimberly) Hainley, and David Hainley; daughters, Sandra (Steven) Clark, and Rose Emerick; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Lavina G. Hall, 84, of Bern Twp., passed away February 14 in the Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the John S. Hall. Lavina is survived by children, Terry R. Hall, Hamburg, Barry D. (Anne) Hall, Mohnton, Bruce R. Hall, Shillington, Diane B. (David) Zimmerman, Reading, Darlene L. Dunn, West Lawn; brothers, Leslie (Gail) Camp, Deland, FL, and Donald Camp, Wisconsin; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

John R. Helwig, 74, of Exeter Twp., passed away February 10 at The Reading Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Judith A. (Weidman) Helwig; children, Jeffrey J. (Karen D.) Helwig, Lower Alsace Twp., and John H. (Deanna L.) Helwig, Exeter Twp.; grandchildren, John (Alexa), and Amber; and brother, Donald I. (Beryl) Helwig.

Margaret L. (Long) Hinkson, 90, formerly of Shillington, passed away February 8 in the Reading Hospital. Her husband, George F. Hinkson, preceded her in death. Margaret is survived by sons, James W. (Sheila), Middletown, PA, and Kenneth V. (Ann Marie), Cumru Twp.; grandchildren, Timothy, Matthew, and Brian; great-grandchildren, Violet, Bella, Nate, Alex, Ben, and Jase; nieces and nephew.

William S. Kauffman, 85, formerly of Temple, passed away February 10 in Phoebe Berks Health Care Center, Wernersville. He was the widower of Anna M. (Bubbenmoyer) Kauffman. William is survived by daughter, Kathy A. (Edward H.) Muldoon, Robesonia; grandchildren, Christopher (Amanda), Alicia N. (Tyson), and Shannon; and great-grandson, Cameron.

Fred B. Keller, 84, of Alsace Twp., passed away February 12 in Penn State St. Joseph Hospital. He was the husband of Joyce E. (Reitnauer) Keller. Also surviving are children, Debra A. (Edward) Meyer of Blandon, Brian G. (Shirley) Keller of Reading, and Michael F. (Angela) Keller of Leesport; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sisters, Gloria (Neil) Thomas of Muhlenberg Twp., and Mary Adams of Fleetwood.

George A. Kline, Jr., 70, passed away February 13 in his Spring Twp. residence. He was the husband of Maryanne (Palmieri) Kline. George is also survived by son, Matthew G. (Kelsey), Shillington; daughter, Mitzi (Chris) Cote, Mohrsville; brother, Barry P., (Lynn) Kline, Spring Twp.; sisters, Priscilla L. (James) Klusewitz, and Cheryl (Ronald) Care; grandchildren, Alexus, Dominique and Katalina; brother-in-law, Thomas Palmieri; nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Keller) Kramer, 89, of Sinking Spring, passed away February 9 at Columbia Cottage. She was the widow of Earl D. Kramer. Betty is survived by son, Mark D. (Karen) Kramer, Sinking Spring; and grandchildren, Jackie (Brad) and Zack.

Robert Clarence Lenhart, 90, of Fleetwood, passed away February 13 at Penn State Health - St. Joseph, Bern Twp. He was the husband of E. Patricia (Harmison) Rhoads Lenhart. He was predeceased by his first wife, June V. (Kauffman) Phenegar, and his second wife, Deane G. (Ritter) Lenhart.Also surviving are daughters, Susan G. (Donald N.) Zigler of Gardeners, Adams Co., and Sharon K. (Mark) Grim of Gettysburg; stepdaughters, Karen K. Barone of Limerick, and Loren L. Ulrich of Cumru Twp.; brother, James A. Lenhart of Edenburg; sisters, Grace E. Shollenberger and Marie A. Boyer, both of Fleetwood; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandsons.

Henry Lopez-Hernandez, 60, of Sinking Spring, passed away February 13 in Reading Hospital. He was the son of Maria E. Hernandez and the late Balbino Lopez. Henry is also survived by his stepfather, Robert Madera; sister, Wanda I. Lopez; uncle and aunts; niece and nephews.

Julia Martinez, 91, of Reading, passed away February 10 at the Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late Domingo Morales. Julia is survived by daughter, Edda E. Morales of Reading; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Barbara Ann (Burk) Masano, 84, passed away February 12 in her Wyomissing residence. Her husband, Bruce Masano, preceded her in death. Surviving are son, Bruce R. (Kristy) Masano, Wyomissing; brother, Robert (Rita) Burk, Shillington; and grandchildren, Alexa and Beau.

Nancy J. Miller, 83, of Fleetwood, passed away February 14 in the Reading Hospital Medical Center. She was the wife of Donald R. Miller. Nancy is survived by daughter, Lisa Ann Miller of Reading; and son, Donald C. Miller of New York City.

Richard J. Morrisey, 86, of Shillington, passed away at home Febraury 10. His wife, Joan M. (Neubert) Morrisey, preceded him in death.

Betty (Martin) Painter, 91, of Birdsboro, passed away February 12 at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. She was the wife of H. Paul Painter. Betty is survived by son, Mark of Birdsboro; daughter, Cindy of Lancaster; sisters, Dot (Oscar) Huber, and Ethel (William) Hughes, both of Birdsboro; grandchildren, Molly (Christian) and Kyle (Jenna); and great-grandchildren, Carter, Carson, Juliet, Emmet and Emery.

Joe N. Pulliam, 86, passed away February 11 in Manor Care West Reading. He is survived by his wife, Daisy (Tapp) Pulliam; children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Jennie Billups of Reading; sister-in-law, Nannie Winstead Pulliam; and extended family.

Paula Ramos, 82, of Reading, passed away February 9 in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Ramon Felipe Ramos. Paula is also survived by daughter, Sybel Ceballos; and son, Edward Ramos.

Betty Jane (Carey) Reidler, 84, of Wernersville, passed away February 9. She was the wife of Charles I. Reidler. Betty is also survived by sons, Carl E., and Kurt D., both of Wernersville; brother, Harrison Carey of Wernersville; grandchildren, Lindsay (Theodore) and Charles; and great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Isabella and Dominick.

Margarita Angie Rodriguez, 40, passed away February 10. She was  a daughter of Anibal Rodriguez and Carmen Lopez. Margarita is survived by children, Dayanara Rivera, Luz Colindres, Hugo Colindres and Kaylina Gonzalez; grandchildren; brothers and sisters.

Marcelina Romero, 80, of Reading, passed away February 8 in St. Joseph Hospital, Bern Twp.

Alfonso Sajdak, 92, of Reading, passed away February 14 in The Mifflin Center, Cumru Twp. His wife, Dorothy M. “Dot” (Chojnowski) Sajdak, preceded him in death. Alfonso is survived by nieces and nephews.

Deborah E. Santiago, 63, of Reading, passed away February 9 in her residence. She was the wife of Javier Santiago. Also surviving are daughter, Elizabeth D. Santiago of Reading; sister, Renee Capitle of Fleetwood; nephew, Alex N. Capitle; niece, Nicole A. Capitle; and stepdaughter, Aida Santiago of Reading.

Vivian M. Seidel, 81, formerly of Reading, passed away February 14 in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert C. Seidel. Vivian is survived by children, Richard M. (Vicki L.) Seidel of Odessa, FL, Carol A. (Rodney M.) Rentschler of West Reading, Debra K. Schock of Lititz, and Christine L. Seidel (Mary Jane Aldrich-Moodie) of Oak Bluffs, MA; grandchildren, Meggan (Amy), Timothy, Christopher, Cortney, Alex, Jonathon, Steven, Samuel and Samantha; and great-grandchildren, Ayden, Adelyn, Ellesyn, Portland, Emersyn and Aloe.

Elinor J. Seward, 92, of Reading, Exeter Twp., passed away February 11 at her home. She is survived by son, Paul Seward of Reading; daughter, Carolyn Seward of Philadelphia; and grandchildren.

Albert Sheriff, Jr., 52, of Reading, passed away February 6 at St. Joseph Hospital PSH. He was the son of Genecka (Moore) Sheriff and the late Albert Sheriff, Sr. Also surviving are sons, Trevor S. Sheriff and Nathan Sheriff.

Jon J. Sponagle, 56, of Birdsboro, passed away December 30. He is survived by brother, Jere Sponagle, Phoenix, AZ; niece, Jessie Sponagle; and nephew, Christopher Sponagle.

James M. Strunack, 56, of Birdsboro, passed away February 15 in his residence. He was the husband of Sandra A. (Stewart) Strunack. James is also survived by stepdaughter, Deanna; stepgrandson, Axel; sister-in-law, Karen Strunack; and nephews, Nicholas and Harrison.

Janet T. Sullivan, 70, formerly of the Phoebe Home, passed away February 12 in Reading Hospital. She was the widow of Thomas J. Sullivan. Janet is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Frederick A. Swope, 57, of Cumru Twp., passed away February 14. He was the husband of Nancy E. (Gibson) Swope. Fred is also survived by daughters, Kristel M. Swope of Reading, Samantha A. Swope of Florida, and Colleen M. Scavone of Shillington; granddaughter, Isabella; and brothers, James R. (Nancy S.) Swope of Lower Alsace Twp., and David T. Swope of Reading.

Kenneth W. Walker, 92, of Exeter Twp., passed away February 14 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of the late Jane L. (Sassaman) Walker. Surviving are sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann (M.T.) Eyrich of Brookhaven, PA, and Sharon (Edmond) Zajdowicz of Womelsdorf; brothers-in-law, David C. Sassaman of Shillington, William H. Sassaman, of Berks Heim, and Kenneth A. Sassaman of Shillington; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Caryll (“Whip”) R. Whipple, 89, passed away February 7. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean E. (Smith) Whipple. Surviving are daughters, Elizabeth (Robert M.) Brackbill and Laurie (Bruce) DeMarco; adopted daughters, Jean Marie Castro and Hilda Jean Hill; sons, Stephen Whipple, Andrew (Donna) Whipple, and Daniel (Christina) Whipple; sister, Nancy Erbland; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Patricia E. Witman, 82, of West Lawn, passed away February 8 in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Robert P. Witman. Patricia is survived by daughters, Anne-Marie K. (Geoffrey A.) Fischer of Robesonia, and Theresa G. Witman of West Lawn; brother, Robert T. Guest of Leesport; and grandsons, Zachary and Joseph.