James Michael Adkins, 28, of Reading, passed away November 16 in his residence. He was the son of Patricia (Mills) Ferguson-Labriola, Collins, NY, and the late James R. Adkins. He is also survived by a fiancée, one son, two brothers.
Barbara T. (Kirlik) Bentz, 92, of Leesport, passed away November 15th, in the Reading Hospital. Barbara was married to the late Rudolph J. Bentz Sr. Surviving are sons, Dr. Rudolph J. Bentz Jr., husband of Jill, of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Lawrence S. “Larry” Bentz, husband of Dee, of Leesport; daughter, Rosemary (Bentz) Anthony, wife of Dr. Mark Anthony, of Elmira, New York; grandchildren: Samantha and Abigail Bentz; and Michael, Jonathan, Allison and Maxwell Anthony.
Susan L. Beyerle, 56, passed away at her home in Fairport, NY. She is survived by parents, Jay E. and Sandra A. Beyerle, of South Heidelberg Twp.; aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and George Hamilton, of Greenville, N.C.; cousins; Kris and Ed Hoppe.
William E. Bitler, age 88, of Douglassville, passed away November 15, in his residence. He was the widower of Mary Jean (Pennypacker) Bitler. Bill is survived by son, William R. Bitler, husband of Debra, of Birdsboro, PA; brothers, Ralph D. Bitler of New Holland, PA and Leonard R. Bitler of Berkshire Commons, Exeter Twp., PA; grandchildren, Joshua S. and girlfriend, Maura O’Malley, of Austin, TX and Christian R. Bitler of Gunnison, CO.
Barbara Ann Blatt, 77, of Laureldale, passed away November 16, in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the wife of Paul Warner Blatt. Also surviving is her daughter, Teresa J., wife of William C. Landis, of Cumru Township; and her son, Paul R., husband of Catherine M. Blatt, of Pike Township; brothers, Robert and Allen Labe of Maidencreek Township; and her sisters, Eleanor Strause of Fleetwood and Jean Sabatucci of Laureldale; grandchildren: Jennifer M., wife of David D. Vicari; Zachary M. Beck and Stephen J. Beck; and her great-grandson, Samuel D. Vicari.
William Elias Blessing Jr., 65, of West Reading, passed away November 14, in ManorCare Health Services, West Reading. William is survived by his niece, Connie M., wife of Nevin G. Graham Jr. of Reading; and great-nieces and great-nephews: Brandi L. Graham; Ashley R., Brianna L., James E., William E. III and Mark Blessing.
Neil H. Brown, 65, of Douglassville, passed away November 12, in his residence. He was the husband of Margaret A. (Suzenski) Brown. Also surviving, are: son, Matthew E. Brown, of Douglassville, PA; daughters, Heather R., wife of R. Dale Allen, of Evans, GA, and Hillary E. Brown of Savannah, GA; sister, Alison Mueller, of Abington, PA; grandchildren, Georgia and Landon.
Robert “Rob” B. Brown Jr., 71, passed away November 14, in his North Heidelberg residence. He is survived by his spouse, Michael L. Vigiolto, and his mother Marjorie E. (Miltenberg) Brown. He is also survived by sons, Robert B. Brown, wife, Diane, Fleetwood; Darryl J. Brown, wife, Sandy, Leesport, and their children, Sydney Jayna and Elijah; brother, James Brown, wife, Elizabeth, North Carolina; nieces, Helen E., wife of Greg Mathis, and their children, Harrison, Coleman and new baby, Hazel; Adelaide D., wife of Matt Jones; and his ex-wife, Judy Brown. Other survivors include Michael’s son, Damon J. Vigiolto, wife, Michelle and their children: Tara, Alyssa and Emma.
David M. Burky, 66, of Cumru Township, passed away November 10, in his residence. He was the husband of Geraldine “Gerry” M. (Noll) Burky. He is also survived by his son, Christian D. Burky, companion of Jessica Bachovin, Reading, and his daughter, Cara E., wife of Richard Angelo III, Temple.
Catherine Emily Cafoncelli, 103, formerly of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away November 13, in Berks Heim, Bern Twp. Widow of Edward Karl Cafoncelli Sr. Surviving is her son, Edward K. Cafoncelli Jr.; her granddaughters and great-granddaughters.
Paul R. “Skeeter” Coldren, 82, of Reading, passed away November 13, in Hershey Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Catherine G. (Guidara) Coldren. Paul is also survived by sons: Terence M., wife Valerie J., Mechanicsburg; Steven P., fiancé Crystale, New Cumberland; and Jeffrey R., partner Stephen Hope, New York City; sisters, Ethel Zuber, Lehighton, and Ruth DeWald, Sinking Spring; grandchildren: Jonathan and Joshua Coldren, Christina, husband Joseph Stong, and Victoria C. Coldren; great-grandchildren: Joseph C. and Kaylee Stong and Nicholas A. Coldren.
Peter H. Farrier, 81, of Centre Twp., passed away November 16, in his home. He was the husband of Marjorie G. (Brey) Farrier. His first wife, Dorothy I. (Davis) Also surviving are children: Susan M. Farrier, Bethel; Bruce A. Winters, husband of Candy, NC; Bryan L. Winters, Exeter Twp; Cathy L. Kumar, Palmyra; Richard H. Brey, Lancaster; Alesia D. Burch, Reading; RaeAnn M. Gonzalez, wife of Alberto, Lancaster; Pamela L. Johns, Mountville; Ernest E. Prutzman, Bethel; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Diane Lee Frankhouser, 58, of Reading, passed away November 17, in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was a daughter of Donald David Frankhouser Sr. of Leesport and the late Dorothy Bernice (Williams) Frankhouser. Also surviving are her siblings: Donna L. Osenbach, Donald D. Frankhouser Jr., Michelle E. Frankhouser, Tina M. Griffith, Nancy M. Hopp and David A. Frankhouser; nieces and nephews.
Mary E. Gagnon, 89, of Douglassville, passed away November 12th, at Berks Heim, Reading. Mary was the widow of George E. Gagnon. Mary is survived by her son, Grant A. Gagnon, of Douglassville, and daughter, Doreen M., wife of Carl Layman, of Morgantown; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Henry L. “Hank” Griffith, of Kenhorst, passed away November 13, at Berks Heim. He was predeceased by his wife, June A. (Goodman) Griffith. He is survived by his children, Deborah S., wife of Ronald D. Hutson, Coatesville, and Alan L. Griffith, Bringantine, NJ, and daughter-in-law, Virginia A. Griffith, Shillington; grandchildren: Nicole Samuels, Michelle Blanding, Melissa Kuester, Matthew Griffith and Christopher Griffith; great-grandchildren: Andrew Blanding, Caroline Blanding, Connor Samuels, Jackson Samuels, Catherine Samuels, Williams Samuels, Ella Kuester and Anna Kuester; and siblings: James Griffith, Donald Griffith, Marjory Reichert, Rosemary Killian and Barbara Frey.
Timothy J. Hagans, 47, of Spring Township, passed away November 16. He was the husband of Laraine M. (Burkett) Hagans. He is also survived by his step-children, Jennifer Daniels and Robert Daniels III, both of West Lawn; and by his siblings: Dorothy A., wife of David A. Pfeffer, Birdsboro; Lynda M., wife of Phillip N. Dellarciprete, Mesa, AZ; and Michael P. Hagans, husband of Cristin A., Las Vegas, NV; nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.
John E. Hartman, 70, of Mohnton, passed away November 13, in Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse, Philadelphia. John was the husband of Leocadia (Booths) Hartman. John is also survived by his sons: Brian L., husband of Gayle (Levy) Hartman, Alexandria, VA; Benjamin J., Queens, NY; and Bradley J., husband of Hallie (Boger) Hartman, Newton, MA.; siblings: Henry Hartman, Lansdale; Lucille Nevin, Lebanon; and Mary Mohn, Cleona; and by his grandchildren: Eliana, Ian, and Luke Hartman.
Scott M. Hickernell, 54, of South Heidelberg Twp., passed away November 15th in his residence. He was the son of Dolores R. (Heckman) Hickernell of Luzerne County and the late Charles S. Hickernell. Also surviving, is his former wife, Patricia J. (Rusk) Hickernell; son, Jobe S. Hickernell, at home; step-son, Joshua J. Rusk, at home; brother, Tedd, husband of Dawn Hickernell, Neumanstown, PA.
John B. Hopkins, 78, passed away November 11, in Reading Hospital. He is survived by his wife, B. Joan (Lucas) Hopkins. John is also survived by his sons: John E. Hopkins, husband of Lena, Sinking Spring; Jeffrey B. Hopkins, husband of Lisa, Harrisburg; James K. Hopkins, husband of Heather, Garnet Valley; and Joel C. Hopkins, husband of Stephanie, Harrisburg; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gayla B. (Highley) Houtz, 90, formerly of Robesonia, passed away November 14, at Cedar Haven in Lebanon. She is survived by a nephew, Ronald L. Highley; and nieces: Gayla Letteer, Brenda Peiffer and Sherri Griner.
Sidney J. Johnson, 64, of Shillington, formerly of Phoenixville, passed away November 6th, at Reading Hospital & Medical Center. He is survived by his sons: Sidney Joseph Johnson Jr., of Phoenixville; Emerson Claude Johnson, husband of Michele Johnson, of Seaside, OR; Isaac James Johnson, and Cory Martin Johnson, both of Phoenixville; and the mother of his children, Deborah Keller Johnson, of Rantoul, Illinois; grandchildren, Kieran O’Grady, Elliott Turocy, Nikai Joseph, Lola Johnson, Emma Harsch, Mala-Tai Phoenix, Kellan Johnson, Iyanna Johnson, Ilynn Johnson; and by close friend, Kathy Heckler, of Shillington.
Shirley Ruth (Noll) Keller, 81, of Fleetwood, passed away November 14, in her Fleetwood residence. She was the wife of the late George Arthur Keller. Surviving are her children: Carol L. and her husband, John L. Rothermel, of Fleetwood; Gary L. and his wife, Lorraine, of Florida; and Carl G. Keller and his wife, Gloria, of Cairnbrook.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Jeffrey C. “Zeb” Klick, 61, of Womelsdorf, passed away November 10. He is survived by his children, Kris J. Klick, Reading, and Chad J. Klick, Robesonia; his siblings, Ricky L. Klick, husband of Renee, Bernville, and Diane C. Riegel, Leesport; and by his nieces and nephews: Matthew C. Riegel, Kyle J. Klick and Melissa A. Bonin.
Barbara D. Knapper, 80, of Cumru Twp., passed away November 17th in Wyomissing Nursing & Rehab. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Knapper. She is survived by son, William, husband of Kelly Knapper, Cumru Twp.; brothers, William Moore of Oklahoma and James Moore, Minersville, PA; sisters, Caroline Ketner, New Berlinville, PA, and Rose Marie Kovalevich of Delaware; grandchildren, Benjamin Knapper and Molly Knapper.
Jerome Louis Kochinsky, 84, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away November 13 in the Reading Hospital. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joan H. Kochinsky. He is survived by his sons, Dr. Jerome T. and his wife, Chuyen, Kevin G. and his wife, Melissa; daughter, Kim (Kochinsky) and her husband, James May; grandchildren; James, Thomas, and Kaitlin May; Emily and Kevin J. Kochinsky; and Hannah, Brooke and Jerome K. Kochinsky.
Andrew “Jake” Lorick Jr., 68, of Wyomissing, passed away in Penn State Health St. Joseph on November 16. He was the husband of Deaconess Thomasine A. (Famalaro) Lorick. Jake is also survived by sons: Mark Lorick, Andrew Lorick III and Joseph Famalaro; grandchildren and one on the way; and several great-grandchildren; sisters, Pastor Dorothy and her husband, Deacon Tom Ellison and Joan Piper; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lisa Ann Ludwig, 59, of Laureldale, passed away November 13, in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the wife of Joseph W. Ludwig. Surviving are her children: Josh R. and his wife, Melissa, of Gilbertsville; Jennifer J. of Virginia; Jillian L. and husband, Chad Grate of Kenhorst; and Jocelyn S. of Florida; brother, Donald Sands of Reading; and her grandsons, Mason and Noah.
Betty Ruth Lyles, 80, passed away November 15, in her Reading residence. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Lyles. She is survived by her granddaughter, Jessica M. Dawson of Reading; and her sister, Marvis J., widow of Franklin Leaf, of Reading; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Patricia Davis McManus, 86, passed away on November 15, Phoebe Berks Health Care Center. She was the wife of Lawrence R. McManus. She is survived by daughters, Edith Keating of Palo Alto, CA and Alice Richards, wife of Jim, of Shillington, PA; and grandchildren, Michael Keating and Brian Keating, both of Palo Alto, CA.
Ernst Hans Meinig Jr., 68, of Shillington, passed away November 13. Surviving is his brother, Robert R. Meinig; and nieces.
Joseph S. Menet, 75, of Heidelberg Twp., passed away November 11. He was the husband of Mary (Guthier) Menet. Joe is also survived by his children: Gregory J., husband of Lynae E. Menet, of Maidencreek Twp.; Matthew J., husband of Jennifer R. Menet, of Exeter Twp.; and Jeffrey J., husband of Melissa L. Menet, of East Cocalico Twp.; grandchildren: Andrew, Laura, Ryan, Jonathan, Emily, Lindsey, Katherine and Brandon Menet.
Simon John Meyer, 89, of Robeson Twp., passed away November 13, at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Simon was the husband of Dolores (Griscavage). Also surviving are: son, Michael A., husband of Jo Meyer, of Nashville, TN; daughter, Elaine M., wife of Mark Pritchard, of Schwenksville, PA; grandchildren: Mary, Alan, Caitlin and Rachael.
Harry V. Miller, 88, of Myerstown, passed away November 17 at StoneRidge Towne Centre. He was the husband of Gladys A. (Weidner) Miller. He is survived by his daughters: Jean M. Hepner, Janet F. Weiss, Sheila L. Reppert and Valerie A. Cramer.
Carolyn P. Orr, 76, passed away November 15, in the Wyomissing Health and Rehabilitation Center. Carol is survived by her sister, Lenora Orr, Hawaii, and sister-in-law, Ann Orr; Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Justin J. “JJ” Paulson, 42, of West Lawn, passed away Nov. 15, at the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Stephanie L. (Klusewitz) Paulson. He was the son of Patricia A. (Wartluft) Noecker and the late John L. Paulson. He is also survived by a step-son, Aaron J. Allsop, at home; a step-daughter, Alyssa L. Allsop, at home; brothers, Gregory A. Paulson, husband of Denise, Mohrsville, and Gary L. Paulson, NY; a sister, Michelle L., wife of Charles Klopp, Denver; nieces, Ashley and Kayla; and a nephew, Luke.
Barbara Ann S. Pease, 67, of Birdsboro, passed away November 12th. She is survived by her husband, Barrie A. Pease. She was the daughter of the late John Stianche and Josephine (Gregus) Stianche. Barbara is also survived by her mother-in-law, Elva H. Lamm, of Reading; brothers-in-law, Gregory Pease, husband of Diane, of Reading, Russell Pease, husband of Cheri, of Fleetwood; sister-in-law, Sue Ellen Katancik, wife of Thomas, of Myrtle Beach, SC; and nieces, nephews and God Children.
Tina Marie Phillips, 53, of South Heidelberg Twp., passed away November 13. She was the wife of John J. Phillips. Also surviving are sons: David, Ryan and Kevin Phillips; sisters: Diane, wife of Lenny Mierzwa; Maria, wife of Chuck Rogers; and Carol Page; nieces and nephews.
Joseph N. Quaglia, 93, formerly of Mt. Penn, passed away November 12, in ManorCare Sinking Spring. He was the husband of the late Helen M. (Franz) Quaglia. Joseph is survived by children, Maria “Sherri,” widow of John Hoffer, Reinholds, and Joseph Jr., husband of Virginia Quaglia, Ocean Isle Beach, NC; grandchildren: Bridget, J.C. and Jordan Quaglia; and siblings, Gelsia Franz and Jessie Brantley.
Elizabeth “Liz” P. (Selig) Readinger, 84, formerly of Blandon, passed away November 16, in Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late P. Norman Readinger. She is survived by daughters, Rose M. (Jasinski) Askar of Blandon and Teresa A. (Readinger) Aurand, wife of Mark D. Aurand, of Lower Nazareth Township; grandchildren: Melissa, Ursula, Mandy, Benjamin and Joshua; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson.
Carmine Anthony Scaglione, 74, of Douglass Twp., passed away November 14, at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He was the husband of Georgette (Mason) Scaglione, at home. Also surviving are son, Anthony J. Scaglione, husband of Marie, of Douglassville, PA; daughter, Tina Hermany, wife of Ronald, of Fleetwood, PA; brother, Salvatore Scaglione, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ; grandchildren: Courtney, Connor, Sienna and Arianna.
William W. Schneider Jr., 53, of Exeter Township, passed away November 15th. He was the husband of Melissa M. (Tomeo) Schneider. William is also survived by his daughter, Malena; one sister, Dorie, wife of Steve Byrne; nephews, Eric and Ryan Byrne; in-laws, Joseph and Cheryl Tomeo; brother-in-law, Nicholas Tomeo, husband of Tiffany; several other nieces and nephews.
Frank J. “Frankie” Schwab Jr., 59, formerly of Temple, passed away November 10th, in his residence in Reading. Survivors include a daughter, Michell R. A. Good, of Reading; brother, Joseph R. Schwab, of Smyrna, DE; nephews: Tim and Shawn Schwab and Jason Boyer.
Joan L. (Hassler) Shotz, 83, passed away November 15th in the Lutheran Home at Topton. She was predeceased by her husband, William G. Shotz. She is survived by daughters: Vicky L., wife of John McClure, Mt. Airy, MD; Deborah L., wife of Walter Strohmayr, Wyomissing Hills, PA; Darryl A., wife of Daniel Fitzgerald, Montclair, VA; granddaughters: Wendy Watson, Denise Strohmayr, Shannon Strohmayr, Whitney Strohmayr, Deidre Fitzgerald and Kelsey Fitzgerald; and great-grandchildren: Caedon, Maximilian, Morgan, Wyatt, Avery, Brody and Grace.
Richard E. Siegfried, 79, of Cumru Twp., passed away November 16, in Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. He is survived by his wife, Anna May; daughter, Kim Lengel; and his grandkids: Jared Andrukanis, Tyler Turner, Lindsay Andrukanis, Chris Lengel, Aubree Andrukanis and Haley Lengel.
Gary Wayne Stoudt, 62, of Robeson Twp., passed away November 13, at Reading Hospital & Medical Center in West Reading. He was the son of the late John W. Stoudt and Pearl R. (Folmer) Stoud. Also surviving, are brothers, Dave W. Stoudt of Shillington, PA, and Alan R. Stoudt of PA; and a niece and nephew.
Bestiana “Anita” Stutz, 91, passed away November 13. Anita is survived by her grandchildren: Bryan Jason Wagner, husband of Kimberly, in Wilmington, DE; Justin Allen Marrella, husband of Caitlyn, in West Reading, PA; and Stephanie Lynn Gilbert, wife of Todd, in St. Mary’s, GA; and her great-grandchildren, Audrey Ann and Nolan Andrew Wagner.
Catherine A. “Katie” Suchon, 95, passed away November 13, at the Mifflin Center in Shillington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen D. Suchon. Catherine is survived by a son, Thomas Suchon, husband of Dianne, of Wernersville; grandchildren, Christopher Suchon, husband of Diane, of Temple, and Victoria Suchon, of Wernersville; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Ryan Mott.
Yeirec Gonzalez Torres, infant son of Eric M. Gonzalez and Yolimar Torres, passed away November 12, 2015, in MS Hershey Medical Center. Also survived by his maternal grandparents, Yolanda and Robert; paternal grandparents, Carmen and Gerardo.
Robin A. “Bird” Trate, 63, of Sinking Spring, passed away November 15th, in Penn State Health-St. Joseph Medical Center. She was the wife of William W. Trate. Robin is also survived by: daughter, Rachel L. Trate of Sinking Spring; step-son, Scott Trate, husband of Kimberly; step-grandson, Niko; sisters, Sandra, wife of Ray Rafalik, and Cynthia Toole; brother, Terry Toole, husband of Deborah; nephews: Peter, Zach and Bill; nieces: Jaclyn, Krista, Stef, Jess, Laurie and Mandy; and cousin, Rusty.
Geraldine E. Trider, 81, of Wyomissing, passed away November 15, at her residence. Geraldine is survived by her husband, Robert M. Trider; children: Linda A. Wright, wife of Steve, of Menomonee Falls, WI; Michael T. Trider of Rockport, GA; Jill M. Trider of Green Bay, WI; and Geraldine A. Trider of Sinking Spring; grandchildren, Jessica R. Trider of Sinking Spring and Nathan M. Wright of Minnesota; and sister, Janice M. Murphy of Wyomissing.
Howard Christian Weisman III, 83, passed away November 11th at Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Linda (Buchanan) Weisman, step-father to Kayla Holod and Ian Buchanan; grandson, Henry; previous wife Jane Farrell, and children; Wynne English, Howard Weisman, Glenn Weisman, Jennifer Smith and Laura Foley; grandchildren: Amanda, Carolyn, Austin, Colin and Keira. Chris was a husband to Eleanor Weisman and step-father and step-grandfather to Dianne and her children: Casey Helwig, Steve, Jeb and Madison Schmehl; Debbie, and her children: Sam, David and Ben Scaturro; Blayne, and his children: Matthew, Katie and Taylor Bertolet; John Bertolet Jr., and his children: Kara Freese, John and Joseph Bertolet; and Cynthia and her children, Kelly and Colleen Schrier.
Shirley A. Wisniewski, 79, formerly of Reading, passed away November 13, at Berks Heim. She was predeceased by her husband, Chester Wisniewski Jr. She is survived by her son, Michael Wisniewski, husband of Melinda, of Lakeland, FL; step-children: Chester Wisniewski, husband of Carol, of Maxatawney Twp.; Judy Toy of Maxatawney Twp.; and Frank Wisniewski, husband of Pam; siblings: James Youndt, husband of Betty, of Spring Twp.; Arlene G. Ludwig, wife of Lou, of Spring Twp.; Loretta Kriner, wife of Wayne, of Spring Twp.; Janice M. Jones, widow of Donald, of Wyomissing; and Joyce L. Schaeffer, widow of Ronald, of Reading; grandchildren, Valerie and Paige; great-grandchildren, Tyson and Chloe.
Dr. Edward J. Zobian, 75, of Wyomissing, passed away November 18. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jeanne Zobian, Dr. Zobian is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Dr. Joseph Michael Zobian and Lily Zobian of Ormond Beach, FL; Mr. Matthew Edward Zobian of Wyomissing, PA; Mr. Edward (Ted) John Zobian amd Melanie Zobian of West Chester, PA; Dr. David Charles Zobian and Megan Souders-Zobian of Wyomissing, PA; grandchildren: John Edward Zobian, Michael William Zobian, Tess Xialei Zobian, Benjamin Souders Zobian, Jane Lillian Zobian, Edward (Teddy) Patrick Zobian and Charles Scott Zobian; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris Zobian Calian and Carnegie Calian, Diane DeMirjian and Charles DeMirjian; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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