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Obituaries

James Rodney “Wimpy” Andrews, 64, of Birdsboro, passed away June 18 in the Reading Hospital. He will be missed by sisters, brother, children, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and friends.

Ronald R. “Ron” Becker, 84, of Cumru Twp., passed away June 18 in Mifflin Center. He was the husband of Loretta T. (Gajewski) Becker. Ronald is also survived by stepsons, Charles W. Thomas III, Baltimore, MD, and Jeffrey B. Thomas, Salt Lake City, UT.

Arlene M. (Cox) Breese, 89, formerly of Wernersville, passed away June 19 in New Jersey.  Her husband, William Breese, preceded her in death.  Surviving are brothers, Richard, Larry, Kenneth and John Cox; sister, Elva Fay (Bruce M. Sr.) Rohrbach; children; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Edward Allen Brophy, 91, of Cumru Twp., passed away June 18 at his residence. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Louise (Sarangoulis) Brophy. Edward is survived by son, Mark E. (Barbara A.) Brophy of Leesport; granddaughter, Lisa A. (Matthew J.) Irons of Lower Alsace Twp.; and great-grandchildren, Nathaniel F. and Evelyn A.

William R. “Curly” Calabria, 91, of Mt. Penn, passed away June 20 in Evans Retirement Home, Fleetwood. His wife, Helen (Harris) Calabria, preceded him in death. William is survived by daughter, Victoria L. Commender, Exeter Twp.; granddaughter, Katie Commender, Abingdon, VA; and sister, Rose Miller, Brooksville, FL.

Louis S. Cavallucci, 90, formerly of Greenfields, passed away June 21 in St. Joseph Hospital. He was the widower of Mary (Eiler) Cavallucci. Louis is survived by children: Joseph T. (Linda) Cavallucci, Shillington; Anne Marie (Kenneth) Springer, West Lawn; and Monica (Keith) Himmelberger, Shillington; and Christopher Cavallucci, Elkins Park; grandchildren, Mark, Kellee, Melissa, Ken, David, Justin and Max; great-grandchildren; sisters, Mamie DeMarco, Laureldale, and Dorothy (Joseph) Spina, Wyomissing; nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Bernard Joseph Ciemiewicz, 53, of Lower Alsace Twp., passed away June 20 in Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of Jacqueline Elaine (Dennis) Ciemiewicz. Bernie is also survived by sons, Bryan D. (Katie M.) Ciemiewicz of South Heidelberg Twp., and Devan P. (Christmas I.) Ciemiewicz of Sneads Ferry, NC; grandchildren, Eric, Madelyn, Connor and Hope; sister, Suzanne (H. Allen) Epting of Allentown; niece, Jessica; nephews, Michael and Gregory; and great-nephew, Greyson.

Catherine L. D’Aiello, 70, of Birdsboro, widow of David D. D’Aiello, passed away June 19 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital. She is survived by sons, Charles E. Lumis and Christopher S. Lumis; brother, John T. Oxenford; sister, Shirley Missimer; and grandchildren.

Grace C. (Damario) Daniels, of Wyomissing, passed away June 18 in Berks Heim. She was the wife of the late Joseph Daniels. Grace is survived by granddaughters; great-grandchildren; niece, Patricia Howresko; and a nephew.

Christina “Tina” L. (Alspach) Degler, 56, passed away June 16 at her home. She was a daughter of David J. Alspach Sr., of Spring City, PA, and the late Barbara Mae (Bosold) Alspach. Christina is also survived by her husband, Michael S. Degler, of Birdsboro; sons, Joshua J. (Christina) Alspach, and Daniel S. Degler, both of Birdsboro; brother, David J. (Kathy) Alspach Jr. of New Jerusalem; sisters, Alethea McDonough of Laureldale, Victoria (Joseph) Suglia of Gibraltar; and grandchildren, Abigail and Noah Alspach.

Frances (Bare) Drexel, 77, passed away June 11. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Kurtz, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Allen P. Drexel; children, Harry (Cindy) Kurtz and Lisa (Garnet) Richey; stepchildren: Marla (James) Marquette, Jeffery Drexel, Joy Drexel and Joni Evans; grandchildren: Kathereen Cameron, Angela Almazan, and Jason Richey; stepgrandchildren, Natalie Drexel and Charlotte Drexel; great-grandchildren: Autumn Hensiek, Nichole Cameron, Anthony Almazan, Lily Almazan, Roninn Cameron, Seth Peal and West Vella; and stepgreat grandson, Austin Hill.

Donna L. Drexler, 72, of Lower Heidelberg Twp., passed away June 16 in her residence. She was the wife of David C. Drexler. Also surviving is daughter, Lisa M. Drexler, of West Lawn.

Frank Farina, 92, passed away June 17 in his Reading residence. His wife, Anna F. (Pieri) Farina, preceded him in death. Frank is survived by daughter, Marylou (John) Haynes of Sinking Spring; son, William Farina of Reading; grandchildren, John Haynes, Jr., William Kremp, Marihelene Haynes, Sonya Kremp, Lauren Oswald and Christopher Farina; and great-grandchildren, Journee Haynes, Sebastian Haynes, Justice Haynes and Ella Oswald.

Terry Lee Fretz, 69, of Fleetwood, passed away June 19 in Kutztown Manor, Kutztown. He was the husband of Patti Ann (Kurzweg) Fretz.Also surviving are brother, Glenn A. (Janell L.) Fretz of Boyertown; niece; nephews; great-niece and great-nephews.

Paul Andrew Frisch, 62, passed away in his home in Shillington June 15. He is survived by his wife, Leith Ross Frisch; children, Joshua Ross Frisch and Rachael Elizabeth Frisch; siblings, Fred (Blanche) Frisch, Linda (Denny) Eremus, Mimi (Tom) Collins, Bobbi (Jim) Fera, David (Lynne) Frisch; sister-in-law, Alison Ross; cousin-in-law, Linda Roulston; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and -nephews.

George J. Gardner, 83, of Exeter Twp., passed away June 16 in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Barbara (Gannon) Gardner. George is also survived by son, Paul J. (Sherry) Gardner of Stonersville; daughter, Mary Beth Gardner of St. Lawrence; grandchildren, Paul Michael, Patrick, Jessica, Alyssa and Laura; and nephew, Scott Shuler.

Constance Marie (Helson) Guida, 92, passed away June 18 at her residence at the Rittenhouse Village at Muhlenberg. She was the widow of Leon A. Guida. Connie is survived by son, Richard L. (Lisa A.) Guida of Spring Twp.; and grandson, Anthony L. Guida of Saratoga Springs, NY.

Jeff Guiles, 60, of Reading, passed away June 22 at his residence. He was a son of Nancy (Hopp) and the late Gerald E. Guiles. Jeff is also survived by brother, Lance Guiles, Reading, and sister, Ginger A. Ganter, Florida.

Dawn M. Hague, 76, formerly of West Reading, passed away June 14 in Berks Heim. Her husband, Charles J. Hague, preceded her in death. Dawn is survived by sons, Jeffrey, Scott, Steven and Brian; and grandchildren, Steven, Sam, Anna, Grace, Austin, and Tucker.

Fayne G. Hartman, 86, of Bern Twp., passed away June 16 in the Reading Hospital. Her husband, John W. Hartman, preceded her in death.She is survived by children, Colleen (John) Hauser, Sinking Spring; Craig Hartman, Bern Twp.; Dean (Darene) Hartman, Sinking Spring; Andrea (James) Williams, Reading; BethAnn Hartman, Bern Twp.; and Margaret (Allen) Homan, Leesport; sisters, Sara Moyer, and Lois (Harold) Parzanese, both of Reading; grandchildren, Dani Stefanik, Jennifer Williams, Alexander and Nicole Hauser, Jared Hartman, Zachary and Mackenzie Homan, and Lorenzo Ocasio Hartman; and great-grandchildren, Avett and Griffin Stefanik.

Michael K. Heere, 73, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away June 20 in Reading Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Nancy J. (Slonaker) Heere; children, Cheryl L. (Alex) Aman of Birdsboro, and Michael K. (Marcy A.) Heere, Jr. of Muhlenberg Twp.; grandchildren, Emily and Brandon Heere; and sister, Christine (Henry) Kelley of Cammirillo, CA.

Phyllis (Friedman) Hirsch passed away June 20 at the Highlands at Wyomissing at the age of 83. Her husband, Norman Hirsch, preceded her in death.She is survived by stepdaughter, Amy Hirsch (Jessica Robbins); stepson, Corey (Sara) Hirsch; grandchildren, Mel Babitz, Danielle Hirsch, Jon Hirsch and Ben Hirsch; sister-in-law, Patricia Frankel; former daughter-in-law, Stacey Babitz; and daughter-in-law, Jacki Babitz.

Lisa Jo (Savage) Holmberg, 49, of Reading, passed away June 16. She was the daughter of Pamela L. (Steiner) Savage, of Temple, and the late Richard C. Savage. Lisa is also survived by children, Justin P. Hoffa of Temple; Alexis N. (Adam J.) Yourkawitch of Bern Twp.; and James M. Holmberg, at home; brother, Jared M. Savage of Harrisburg; granddaughter, Lillian R. Hoffa; grandson, James M. Yourkawitch; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Margaret E. Iwanowski, 95, of Reading, passed away June 16 at Penn State Health St. Joseph. She was predeceased by her husband, John Iwanowski. Surviving are daughter, Joanne M. Fausnaught of West Reading; grandchildren, John B. Leisey and Richard L. Fausnaught, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Amanda P. Leisey and Alyson A. Leisey.

Richard Jenkins, 65, of Reading, passed away June 13 in Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Deborah (Woods) Jenkins. Also surviving are daughter, Felicia Jenkins of Reading; stepsons, Wayne Robertson and Edward Woods, of Reading; stepdaughters, Scharlicia Miller of Las Vegas, and Adrienne Meyers of Reading; foster sons, Robert Jones of Reading, and Jarmon Greene of Norristown; sisters, Carrie (Ronald) Lucas, and Mary Jenkins; brother, Jerry (Rose) Jenkins; grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Gladys Jimenez, 65, passed away June 18 in her Reading residence. She is survived by daughter, Danita M. Cintron; sons, Daniel Roman, Sr. and Luis A. Jimenez, Jr.; grandchildren: Daniel Roman Jr., Brianna Cintron and Jacob Jimenez; great-grandchild, Amaya Roman; stepgrandchildren; sisters, Heidi Gonzalez and Norma Lebron; and brothers: William, Angel, Manuel and Miguel Roman.

James O. Johnson, 71 years, of Reading, passed away June 21. He was the husband of Cordie Johnson.

Carolee Jones, 67, of Exeter Twp., passed away June 18 in Berkshire Center. She was the wife of Edward A. Jones. Also surviving are children, Amy E. Jones, Unionville, CT; Edward A. Jones III, Hartford, CT; and grandson, Gabriel H. Gantkin.

Doris J. Kendall, 92, passed away June 21 in Columbia Cottage of Wyomissing. Her husband, Richard A. Kendall, preceded her in death. Doris is survived by daughters, Karen K. (John D.) Guers, West Lawn, and Janet L. (Barry L.) Heim, Shohola, PA; grandchildren, Michael D. Guers, Valerie L. O’Leary and Jeffrey K. Guers; and great-grandchildren.

Theodore F. Kuzniar, Sr., 89, passed away June 17. He was the widower of Ruth M. (Irwin) Kuzniar. Theodore is survived by son, Theodore F. Kuzniar Jr. of Kenhorst; daughter, Amy M. (Jon M.) Griffith of Kenhorst; granddaughters, Joely R. and Tarryn R. Griffith; his longtime companion, Sandra L. Garl, and her son, Brian J. Garl, of Annville, and his children, Zachery and Sara Garl; nieces and nephews.

Nancy D. (Frey) Maddona, 72, of Douglasville, wife of the late Walter D. Maddona, passed away June 15 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.She is survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Rita M. (Bryniarski) Matz, 87, of Robesonia, passed away June 21 at Phoebe Berks Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Raymond W. Matz. Rita is survived by daughter, Mary Anne (Gideon) Hawley, Lake Placid, NY; stepson, Barry L. (Barbara) Matz, Bernville; grandchildren: Tiffany Winkler, Timothy Matz, Angela Hawley and Gideon Hawley; and great-grandchildren: Matthew Winkler, Ryan Winkler, Jack Winkler and Randy Blimline.

Lawrence J. Medaglia, Sr., of Wyomissing Hills, passed away June 17. He was the husband of Dawn (Pezdirc) Medaglia. Also surviving are children, Laura Medaglia; Larry, Jr. (Teresa), and Shelly (Phil) Edwards; grandchildren: Nikki Balog, Vanessa Cicero, Max Medaglia, Alexandra Buss, Jack Edwards, Daniel Medaglia, and Jessica Edwards; and great-grandson, Jeremiah Nieves.

Dorothy L. Moyer, 93, formerly of Oley, passed away June 15 in the Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the widow of Jacob M. Moyer. Dorothy is survived by sons, Glen J. (Joanne) of Reading, and Don C. (Wendy) of Aiken, SC; and grandchildren: Amy, Christopher and Heather.

Helen E. Piersol, 96, of Wyomissing, passed away June 17 in Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry E. Piersol. Helen is survived by children, Bonne (K. Robert) Hohl, Cumru Twp.; Penny (David) McGaughy, Elverson; and Kim (Victoria) Piersol, Skillman, NJ; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild.

Rose M. (Costango) Reifsnyder, 86, of Reading and formerly of Fleetwood, passed away June 15 in her residence. She is survived by grandsons, Raymond S. III (Elizabeth) of Bernville, Peter E. (Katie) of California; great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Costango of Jacksonville, FL; and sisters, Teresa Costango of Jacksonville, FL, and Mary June Patterson, of Delaware City, DE.

Jane E. Remp, 88, of Mohnton, passed away June 15 in The Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Carl W. Remp. Also surviving are children: Barbara Demanski, Shillington; Judy Plotzker, Sinking Spring; Diane Kohl, Sinking Spring; Karlotta Werner, Jacksonwald; Deborah Spadafora, Sinking Spring; Dina Handwerk, Louisville, KY; Dennis Remp, Shillington; Barry Remp, Sinking Spring; Jeffrey Remp, Frackville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Beadencup, Ephrata.

George F. Rismiller, 91, passed away June 12 in Berks Heim, where he was a resident. He was predeceased by his wife, Hilda H. (Heiser) Rismiller. George is survived by sons, Curtis G. Rismiller, of Lyons, and Paul R. Rismiller, of Nanticoke; grandchildren and great-grandson.

Theodore R. Ruth, 93, of Mohnton, passed away June 13 at Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading. He was the widower of Helen G. (Diebert) Ruth. Theodore is survived by sons, Eric Ruth and David Ruth, both of Mohnton; stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Stephen M. Sabol, 80, passed away June 19 in Berks Heim. He is survived by cousin, Geraldine Romanski and other cousins.

Grace M. (Hassler) Showaker, 89, formerly of Newmanstown, passed away June 21 at Mifflin Health Care Center, Shillington. She was the wife of the late Luther D. “Ruby” Showaker. Grace is survived by son, Luther J. Showaker, Berlin, MD; brothers, David Hassler, Jr., Sinking Spring, and Robert L. Hassler, Wernersville; sisters, Ruth S. Boyer, Reinholds, and Peggy A. Schaeffer, Sinking Spring; grandchildren: Tracey Hayden, Luke Showaker and Wendy Reppert; and great-grandchildren: Collin Hayden, Luther Ryan Showaker and Ashley Gehman.

Helen M. Shupp, 84, of Birdsboro, passed away June 15 in Zerbe Sister Retirement Community. She was predeceased by her husband, Carl W. Shupp. Helen is survived by children: Cynthia (Robert) Sterner, Seminole, FL, George (Evone) Shupp, Maple Grove, Michael (Roxann) Shupp, Robeson Twp., and Pamela Shupp (Brian Menet), Robeson Twp.; brothers, Arlan Moyer, Maple Grove, and Clarence Moyer, Robeson Twp.; sister, Emma Gebhart, Mohnton; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Kelli L. Smith, 38, formerly of Reading and most currently of Glen Burnie, MD, passed away June 19 in the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was the wife of Aaron B. Smith, and a daughter of Leroy Hafer, husband of Kathy, of Exeter Twp., and the late Karen (Woodworth) Hafer. Kelli is also survived by brothers, Christopher Hafer and Brandon Mohn.

Richard C. Steffy, 87, of Reading, passed away June 15 at his residence.He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. (Minnich) Steffy; children, Kevin R. Steffy of San Diego, CA, and Terry L. Steffy of Wernersville; and brother, Donald Steffy.

Leslie M. “Les” Sweigart, 71, Mohnton, passed away June 15. He was the husband of Louise A. (Good) Sweigart, and a son of Pauline K. (Buohl) Sweigart, Denver, and the late Alton W. Sweigart. Also surviving are sisters, Linda (Gary) Youndt and Brenda (Brent “Merf”) Burkholder; brother, Benjamin “Ben” (Karin Garner) Sweigart, all Denver; sister-in-law, Deb (Grosteffon) Sweigart, Roseland, VA; sisters-in-law: Lorraine (Dennis) Burkholder, Lori (Michael) Yohn and Linda (Rich) Marburger; and mother-in-law, Shirley (Groff) Good.

Carlene F. Ulrich, 68, of Mt. Penn, passed away June 14 in the Laurel Center, Tilden Twp. She is survived by brother, Clifford J. (Shirley) Ulrich, Sr., Shoemakersville; sisters, Lynda L. Shappell, Milton, and Patricia A. (Robert L. Sr.) Hoch, Tilden Twp.; nieces and nephews.

Marilyn E. (Slichter) Vernon, 86, of Cumru Twp., passed away June 13 at ManorCare Sinking Spring. She was the wife of Varnum H. “Mooney” Vernon. Also surviving are children: Michael Vernon of Manheim, Scott (Lisa) Vernon of Mohnton, and Leigh Anne (Howard) Congdon of Mill Hall, PA; brother, Ronald Slichter of Mohnton; grandchildren: Rachelle McClellan, Bradley Vernon, Sarah Vernon, Andrew Marsden and Rachel Marsden; and great-grandchildren, Kade Vernon and Sophie Vernon.

Joyce (Levengood) Wunderlich, 85, of Douglassville, passed away June 21 at Penn State Health St. Joseph in Bern Twp. She was the wife of Garson W. Wunderlich, Jr. Also surviving are son, Garson W. (Wendy) Wunderlich III of Douglassville; daughters, Donna L. (F. Frederick) Melpolder of Sanford, NC, and Linda Diane (Richard W.) Miller of Douglassville; grandchildren; Adrian, Alex, Yvonne, Melissa, Danielle, Erika and Meredith; and great-grandchildren.

Ronald L. Yarnall, 79, of Stouchsburg, passed away June 16 at his residence. He was the widower of Shirley A. (Swope) Yarnall. Ronald is survived by daughters, Shiron K. Davis of Womelsdorf, Sheila A. (Kris) Keller of Mohnton; sons, Randy L. (Kathleen) Yarnall of Womelsdorf, Rodney J. (Sandra) Yarnall of Robesonia; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Florence Esther Zitzman, 89, of Wyomissing, passed away June 17 at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Her husband, Manfred S. Zitzman, preceded her in death. Florence is survived by her son, Roland, and her daughter, Lenore Koehler.