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Alfredo Acosta, 57, of Reading, passed away July 16 at Wyomissing Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the son of Alfredo Acosta, Sr. and Clotilde Padilla. Survivors include: sisters: Maria, Gloria, Adelaida, Rosa, Ana and Carmen Acosta Padilla; and brothers: Wilfredo, Edwin, Luis and Jesus Acosta Padilla.

Vivian D. (Borden) Barlow, 84, formerly of Abilene, KS, but residing in Exeter Twp., passed away July 19. She was the widow of the late Alfred L. Barlow. Surviving are sons, Matthew L. Barlow of Dallas, TX, and Tracy E. Barlow of Abilene, KS; daughter, Elizabeth B. Bechtel, wife of Robert E., of Exeter Twp.; grandchildren: Rachel Bechtel, Ian Bechtel, Ethan Barlow and Seth Barlow.

Alva K. (Krick) Barnett, 87, of West Lawn, passed away July 20 at Mifflin Heath Care Center. She was the wife of George E. Barnett. Alva is also survived by son, Lynwood G. “Woody” Barnett, husband of Robin G., West Lawn; grandchildren: Brooke R. Barnett, husband of Brittany Cooper Barnett; Ben Barnett; Amy, wife of Andrew Clauser; and Drew Barnett; and great-grandchildren, Bronx and Brooklyn Barnett.

Mary Ellen Behler, 83, of Lancaster, SC, formerly of Reading, passed away in Charlotte Memorial Hospital, NC. Her husband, Kenneth E. Behler, preceded her in death. Mary is survived by son, Robert, and his wife, Debra Fulk, of Brecknock Twp.; daughter, Sandra E. Nelson of Lancaster, SC; sister, Jessie Mae Fulks of Kershaw, SC; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Patricia A. (Korytkowski) Beidler, 70, passed away July 21 in her Mt. Penn residence. She was the widow of Barry S. Beidler.

Grant L. Boyer, 90, of Sinking Spring, passed away July 17 at the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Marlene N. (Sweigart) Boyer. Also surviving are cousins.

Louis J. Ciabattoni, 86, of Temple, passed away July 20 in the Reading Hospital. He was the widower of Clara A. “Connie” (Paci) Ciabattoni. Surviving are daughters: Lois A., wife of Thomas Holland, of Temple; JoAnne R., wife of Joseph Biscanti, of Exeter Twp.; Sharon M. Kirkpatrick of Birdsboro; and Tina M., wife of Richard Barr III, of Wernersville; grandchildren: Dean Dougherty; Nina and Ryan Kirkpatrick; Sherry-Ann Maurer, wife of Shawn; Louis Holland; Tina Dean, wife of David; Angela Ondik, wife of Ryan; and Brent, Amanda and Sara Barr; great-grandchildren: Jaxon Kirkpatrick; Dominic and Nino Maurer; Nicole, Noah and Nolan Dean. Also surviving is his fiancé, Jessie Lill.

Evelyn Mary Cosenza, 82, of Reading, passed away July 16 in the Reading Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold D. Cosenza. Evelyn is survived by children: Richard Cosenza; Gwendolyn Cosenza; David Cosenza and his wife, Jacqueline; Debra and her husband, David Freeman; Anthony and his wife, Tina Cosenza; Terri Cosenza; and Brian Cosenza, all of Reading; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Leonard G. Cote, 89, passed away July 13. He leaves behind his wife, Jane H. Cote. Also surviving are children and their spouses, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Robert F. Deibert, 81, of Reading, passed away July 15 in Phoebe Berks Health Care Center, Wernersville. He was the husband of Eleanor I. (Seaman) Deibert.  Also surviving are sons, Timothy S. Deibert, Mohrsville; Thomas S., husband of Cynthia D. Deibert, Ottsville; daughter, Lida Rose S. (Deibert), wife of Brennan B. Brewer, Hegins; grandsons, Jordan T. Brewer and Austin A. Brewer; brothers, William, husband of Ruth Deibert, Temple, and Herbert, husband of Lolita Deibert, Hamburg; and sisters, Shirley (Deibert), wife of Richard Yerger, Auburn, and Patricia (Deibert), wife of Dale Boyer, Manheim.

Carrie Bell (Ballard) Duncan, 87, passed away at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center July 19. She was the wife of the late Loma Duncan. Surviving are daughter, Cheryl L. Cook; sons: Larry J. Duncan, Dennis N. Duncan, Wayne C. Duncan and his wife, Jon-Ann Duncan, Lindsay Duncan and Roger E. Duncan, all of Reading; stepson, Kirk Hood of Lancaster, SC; and grandchildren: Lance, Shannon, Whitney, SaVanna, Talisha, Kaylia and Carrie B. Duncan.

Robert R. Eckert, 87, of West Lawn, passed away July 19 in the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Gloria M. (Serafino) Eckert. Also surviving are daughters: Pamela Marie Fox, Statesville, NC; Gloria Jean Garcia, wife of Domingo Garcia Santiago, Muhlenberg Twp.; Lisa Ann Bonilla, Reading; sons, Larry R. Pollard, Woodbridge, NJ, Charles J. Phillips, Jr., West Wyomissing; brothers: Lee F. Eckert, West, VA; Ralph W. Eckert, Martinsville, IN; Harry Eckert, Kentucky; Gerald Eckert, Reading; sister, Marguerite C. Przydzial, Ephrata; grandchildren, Wendy Landis, Wyomissing; Tina, wife of Brian Bixler, Sinking Spring; Jason Lee DeJesus, Shillington; Melissa Marie, wife of David Rivera, Muhlenberg Twp., Joshua Lee DeJesus, Reading; Jennifer Lynn Garcia, Muhlenberg Twp., LuzAlishia Bonilla, St. Lawrence; Tasha R. Bonilla, Reading; and great-grandchildren.

Charles Frederick Ely, 85, of South Heidelberg Twp., passed away July 15 in Berks Heim. He was the husband of Chloe Virginia (Snyder) Ely. Charles is also survived by son, Rickey Charles Ely, South Heidelberg Twp.; daughter, Debbie Lynn, wife of Scott Kevin Irwin, Spring Twp.; brother, Joseph P. Ely, Jr., Reading; sister, Gertrude E., wife of John P. Spyker, Summerfield, FL; and grandchildren, Colleen Joy Irwin, wife of Jesse D. Searfoss, Kenhorst, and Keri Ann Irwin, Lancaster.

Genario “Joe” Fabriziani, 86, of Fleetwood, passed away July 22 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Clarissa “Chris” (Luigard) Fabriziani. Joe is also survived by son, Edward C., husband of Deborah Fabriziani, Fleetwood; stepgranddaughters; stepgreat-grandsons; nieces and nephews.

Walter M. “Mike” Gift, 92, passed away July 14 in his Blandon residence. He is survived by children: Michael W. Gift, Blandon; Richard A. Sr., husband of Debra Gift, Hamburg; Dennis C. Gift, Blandon; David W., husband of Debra A. Gift, Blandon; and Lynne M. Rothermel, Blandon; sister, Edith Seidel, Laureldale; grandchildren: Richard A. Gift, Jr., Hamburg; Dayna, wife of Kyle Strunk, Hamburg; and Christopher M. Rothermel, Fleetwood; and great-grandchildren: Brody Strunk, Callie Stump and Avery Rothermel.

Luther A. “Lou” Gilbert, 97, formerly of Reading, passed away June 2 in Wasilla, AK. He was the husband of the late Jane A. (Miller) Gilbert. Surviving are son, James A. Gilbert of Wasilla, AK, and daugher, Judith E. Rudloff of Mohnton.

Robert F. Glaser, Sr., 83, of Centerville, MA, passed away July 11. He was the husband of Norma V. (Johnson) Glaser. Also surviving are children: Robert F. (Diane)Glaser, Jr.; James L. Glaser; Kathy L. (Frank) Goodfellow; Diane M. Brown; Randy A. (Suzanne) Glaser; Joyce C. Glaser; Janet A. (Jon) Gemme; and Julie S. (Brian) Hibbard; grandchildren; sisters: Jane Glaser Jacobson of Phoenix, AZ; Rose Glaser of Temple; Evelyn Glaser Orrs, wife of Byron Orrs of Phoenix, AZ; and brothers: James Glaser, husband of Phyllis of Colorado Springs, CO; David Glaser, husband of Ginger of Reading; and Frederick Glaser, Jr., husband of Barbara of Reading.

Forrest M. Haas, 84, of Reading, passed away July 13 in the Keystone Villa at Ephrata. He was the husband of the late Angelina (Sartori) Haas. Surviving are daughters: Karen Long, Emily Boyer and Kim Haas; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; stepchildren; stepgrandchildren; brother, Franklin, and sisters: Fern, wife of William Ramsey; Faye, wife of Robert Dotterrer; and Janet, wife of Donald Reppert, all of Reading.

Joseph T. “Bud” Haines, 93, of Reading, passed away on July 19 in Wyomissing Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was predeceased by his wife, Louse V. Haines. Bud is survived by nephews, Donald Flowers, Sr. and Willard Flowers, Jr.; niece, Johanne Flowers; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Theodore F. “Ted” Hopkins, 83, of Spring Twp., passed away July 19 at Pinnacle Health Harrisburg Hospital. He was the widower of Marlene (Proger) Hopkins. Theodore is survived by stepchildren, Craig A. Bressler of Sinking Spring and Lisa B., wife of Daniel Jenkins, Glen Mills; and stepgrandchildren, Dylan Jenkins and Paige Jenkins.

Charles W. Hoshauer, 92, of Wyomissing, passed away July 19. His wife, Elaine D. (Weber) Hoshauer, preceded him in death. Charles is survived by children: Donald G. Hoshauer, Arizona; Dorothy M., wife of Mark A. Scheneman, Carlisle; Mary Ann, wife of Jim Angelo, Sinking Spring; and Suzanne H., wife of Martin J. Koch, Sinking Spring; grandchildren, Stephen, Katherine, Stephanie, Rebecca, Kelly, Elisabeth, Laura, Peter, Anne, Gretchen and Joseph; great-grandchildren, Brendan, Elizabeth, Michael, Mary, Jonathan, Charlotte, Porter and Charles; and nieces, Claire Flemming and Margaret (Flemming), wife of James Place.

Barbara E. Kellum, 89, passed away June 22 in her West Reading residence. She was the widow of William H. Kellum. Barbara is survived by daughter, Melissa K., wife of Paul Heiser, West Reading, and grandchildren, Rebecca E. Heiser and Laura H., wife of William L. Purvis, Jr.

Diane C. Kita, 67, of Spring Twp., passed away July 20 in her residence. She was the daughter of Richard D. and the late Irene H. (Czartornyski) Farina. Diane is also survived by daughter, Rebecca L. Kita of Spring Twp. and Manhattan, and her longtime companion, Barry Schell.

Josephine Kline, 93, of Wernersville, and formerly of West Lawn, passed away July 17 in Phoebe Berks Health Care Center. She was the widow of LeRoy S. Kline. Survivors include children, David L. Kline, husband of Carol J. Kline, Wyomissing Hills; JoAnne (Kline) Arosell, Houston, TX; grandchildren: Bret Arosell, husband of Dena; Heather Arosell; Matthew Kline; and Jason Kline; great-grandchildren: Paul, Tyler and Brandon; and nephew, Wayne Hildebrand.

Rodney E. Knarr, 46, of Kenhorst, passed away July 18 in St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the husband of Angelique A. (Zerr) Knarr, and the son of Raymond Knarr, Jr., of Kenhorst, and the late Margaret (Drupp) Knarr. Also surviving are brother, Raymond Knarr III, Exeter Twp.; and sister, Denise Dickinson, Robesonia.

Robert Carl Knies, Sr., 82, of Laureldale, passed away July 17 at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. He was the husband of Alice Ann (Swartman) Knies. Robert is survived by son, Robert C. Knies, Jr. and his wife, Lisa Ann, Louisville, KY, and granddaughter, Kayleigh Ann Elisabeth Knies.

June R. Koenig, 99, formerly of Sinking Spring, passed away July 19. She was the wife of the late Rudolph A. Koenig. June is survived by children, Rudolph D. Koenig, husband of Joan F. Koenig of Hutchinson, KS, and Karen R. Tranovich, wife of Lawrence A. Tranovich of Reading; grandchildren: Ilsa B. Steward of Olathe, KS; Kristin J. Morel, wife of Francis Morel, of Evanston, IL; Gretchen K. Brady, wife of Tom Brady, of Yorkville, IL; Rudy M. Koenig, husband of Jodi Koenig, of Oak Park, IL and Kirsten E. Bauer, wife of Matthew R. Bauer, of Fleetwood; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Maryanne Lovrekovich Krishock, 80, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away July 15 at Penn State Health St. Joseph, Bern Twp. She was the wife of John Joseph “Jack” Krishock, Sr. Also surviving are sons, John J. Krishock, Jr. of Massachusetts and Robert F., husband of Melissa A. Krishock, of Muhlenberg Twp.; grandsons: Jack, Michael and Peter; and sister, Margaret “Peggy” Lovrekovich of Muhlenberg Twp.

Rufus S. “Hap” Lape, 96, formerly of Sinking Spring, passed away July 18 at Berks Heim, Leesport. He was the widower of Kathryn E. (Clouser) Lape. Surviving are son, Galen Lape, husband of Carol, Sinking Spring; daughter, Bonnie Ressler, Reinholds; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchild.

George C. Leiby, 86, of Richmond Twp., passed away July 17 in Berks Heim, Bern Twp. He was the husband of Geraldine E. (Kunkel) Leiby. Surviving are sons: Leonard C., husband of Margo A. Leiby, Fleetwood; Jeffrey A., husband of Robin Leiby, Kalamazoo, MI; and Eric C., husband of Kathy Leiby, Birdsboro; sisters: Marilyn Bond, Fleetwood; Joanne Kanouse, Sparta, NJ; and Jane Kemmerer, Westminster, CO; grandchildren: Jason Leiby, Dylan Leiby, Gwendolyn Larrabee and Katherine White; stepgrandchildren: Allyson Farrier, Meghan Gumpher and Amanda Black; and great-granddaughters, Kaylee Larrabee and Elise Leiby.

Alberto “Tito” Cruz Martinez, 64, of Laureldale, passed away July 19 in his residence. He was the husband of Lillian (Martinez) Cruz. Also surviving are son, Alberto Cruz, husband of Yahaira Leon, Laureldale; daughter, Natasha Cruz of Virginia; grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, all of Puerto Rico.

Ann E. (Hutt) Miller, 83, of South Heidelberg Twp., passed away July 17 at Reading Hospital. Her husband, Robert Miller, preceded her in death. Ann is survived by sons: Jeff, husband of Shirl Miller, Reedsville, PA; Brian Miller, Baltimore, MD; and Keith Miller, Wernersville; grandchildren: Travis Miller, Lyndsay Messner, Eric Zook and David Zook; and great-grandchildren: Kaylah Miller, Lincoln Zook, Kinley Zook and Taylor Zook.

Constance “Connie” Jean Minggia, 56, of Pottsville, passed away July 21 at home. Surviving are children: Jarrad, Kimberly, Alishia Minggia and Regina Johnson; brothers: Clifton “Buddy”, Gary, Adam (Katrina), Daryl (Damaris) Minggia; grandchildren: Randel Minggia, Cam’ron Stewart, Braylon Stewart, London Stewart and Aria Cruse; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Cecelia Antoinette (Rostek) Moyer, 91, of Shillington, passed away July 16 at Keystone Hospice, Wyndmoor, PA. Her husband, William C. Moyer, preceded her in death. Cecelia is survived by daughter, Dr. Darilyn V. Moyer, wife of Dr. Scott B. Rosenberg, Lafayette Hill; brother, Theodore J. Rostek, Kenhorst; sisters, Genevieve Redd, Allentown, and Dorothy Giovanelli, Kenhorst; grandchildren, Lauren Rosenberg and Danielle Rosenberg; and great-grandson, Owen.

Robert P. Noecker, 56, of Reading, passed away July 11 in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. He was the husband of Karen L. (McCoy) Noecker, and the son of Frank Noecker, Sr. and the late Betty (Bryan) Noecker. Robert is also survived by brothers: Frank Noecker, Jr., husband of Donna Noecker, Dave Noecker and Harry Noecker, husband of Debbie Noecker; nieces and nephews.

Jameson Michael Poznanski, 3 days old, passed away July 14 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the son of Matthew Poznanski and Megan Sweitzer of Mount Penn. Jameson is survived by his maternal grandparents, Kimberly and Michael Schaeffer; paternal grandmother, Deborah Poznanski; maternal grandfather, Kenneth Sweitzer; paternal great-grandparents, Henrietta Van Coeur and Donald Kerling; maternal great-grandparents, Neil and Gloria Thomas, and Ann Reinoehl; uncles: Jacob and Nicholas Sweitzer and Michael Poznanski, Jr., husband of Kaitlyn, and their daughter, Maddison.

Robert S. Raker, 57, passed away July 15 in his Reading residence. He was the son of Donald G. and Elizabeth C. (Lewis) Raker. Robert is survived by son, Jarrett; grandson, Mason, Birdsboro; brothers, Todd D. Raker, Oley, and Ben N. Raker, Lancaster Co.; nieces and nephews.

Roy Earl “Pork Chops” Richardson, Sr., 71, Pineville, NC, passed away July 4. He is survived by sons, Roy E. Richardson, Jr., Reading, and John J. Richardson, Lititz; daughters: April Lyn Richardson-Moore, Pineville, NC, April Sivak and Sandra Jones, both of Reading; brothers: Robert N. Richardson and wife, Vivian, of Los Angeles, CA; Fred E.; Ray C. and wife, Linda; Tommie L.; Irvin L., all of Reading; and sister, Zarinah Felton of Cincinnati, OH.

Ruperto Rios, “Junior,” 69, of Reading, passed away July 18. He was the husband of the late Elsie Rios, and a son of Juanita Rios Rosario and the late Ruperto Rios, Sr. Ruperto is also survived by children: Anna M. Lopez and her husband, Porfirio “Johnny;” Edgar Rios and his wife, Victoria; Alex Rios; and Ricardo Rios, all of Reading; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brother, Miguel Rios Estrella, in Puerto Rico.

Daniel L. Schaeffer, 73, of Reading, passed away July 21 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Reiko A. (Schingaki) Schaeffer.

Rosemary “Rosey” T. Spanier, 60, of Wyomissing, passed away July 15 in ManorCare-West Reading. She was the wife of Joseph W. Spanier. Rosey is also survived by sons, Bruce S. Anderson and his wife, Tara M., of Raleigh, NC, and Bryce S. Anderson of Reading; daughter, Erika N. Spanier of Reading; grandchildren, Noah J. and Avery N. Anderson; and brothers, Robert J. Lischak of San Diego, CA, and Ronald G. Lischak and his wife, Donna A., of Hammonton, NJ.

Ernest F. Stegman, 87, of Reading, passed away July 18. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Palmer) Stegman; sons, Jonathan Palmer Stegman, and his wife, Lori, of Reading, and Peter J. Stegman, and his wife, Denise, of Columbia, SC; grandson, Jared Royce Stegman; sister-in-law, Annabelle Stegman of Flying Hills; and nieces and nephews: Antonia Ripley, Laurie Ripley, Steven Ripley and Bret Fake.

Ferne Leona Strause, 96, formerly of Leesport, passed away July 16 in Berks Heim.

Scott A. Strunack, 50, of Exeter Twp., passed away July 17 in the Monmouth Medical Center, NJ. He was the husband of Karen A. (Wallence) Strunack. Scott was a son of the late Robert J. Strunack and Nancy L. (Shunk) Casner and the stepson of Thomas Casner of Longneck, DE. Also surviving are sons, Nicholas P. and Harrison R., both at home; sister, Susan, wife of Robert Hiltebeitel, of Pottstown; brother, James M. Strunack, husband of Sandy, of Birdsboro; stepbrothers and step-sisters.

Dorothy E. Swavely, 97, of Laureldale, passed away July 15 at the Reading Hospital. She was the widow of Ernest Swavely.

Gene R. Umbenhouer, 86, of Spring Twp., passed away July 16 in his residence. He was the husband of Madlyn E. (Balthaser) Umbenhouer. Also surviving are children, Gary L. Umbenhouer, husband of Colleen, Douglasville; Gail A. Undheim, wife of Rick Adams, Sinking Spring; granddaughter, Heather L. Faller; and great-grandchildren: Aidan, Logan and Kayla Faller.

William T. Weaver, 27, of Reading, passed away July 19 at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. He was a son of Debra Forney of Lykens, and Lewis A. Weaver, Sr. of Dalmatia, and the husband of Saidy (Ramirez) Weaver.Also surviving are step-mother, Cathy A. Weaver; stepdaughter, Odalys Ramirez of Reading; sister, Amanda Forney of Halifax; brothers, Lewis A. Weaver Jr. of Dalmatia and Solomon A. Weaver of Williamstown; stepsister, Wilhamenia Forney of Beavertown; sister-in-law, Dina Ramirez; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pearl L. (Hart) Weidner, 92, formerly of Shillington and Bern Twp., passed away July 20 at Phoebe Berks, Wernersville. She was the widow of Mahlon B. Weidner. Pearl is survived by son, Ronald L. Weidner, husband of Maryrose, Exeter Twp.;  daughter, Marcy L. Wilkes, wife of Richard, West Reading; grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; and great-grandchildren.