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T. Arlene Adams, 85, of Wernersville, passed away January 18 at her residence. Her husband, Lester P. Adams, preceded her in death. Arlene is survived by her longtime friend, Kastine L. Schaefer, and her two sons, Brent and Brandon Naveiro.

James A. Angert, 94, of Phoebe Berks Village, passed away January 19 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Tessie (Papailiopulos) Angert. Also surviving are sons, Paul S. (Bonnie A.) Angert of Granville, OH; and James S. (Jacqueline) Angert of Carlisle; and grandchildren, Samuel, Rebecca, Michelle and Stephanie.

Dorothy M. (Spangler) Bator, 90, formerly of West Hazleton and a guest at Manor Care in Sinking Spring, passed away January 18 at the Reading Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Bator Sr. Dorothy is also survived by daughter, June (David) Becker of Sinking Spring; sons, Lawrence R. (Rosemary) Bator of Wilkes-Barre and Robert J. (Regina) Bator Jr. of Wyomissing; grandsons, Brian D. (Alissa) Becker of Prussia, Daran R. Becker of Scottsdale, AZ, Robert J. Bator III of Wyomissing, and Thomas M. Bator of Columbia, MD; great-granddaughters, Adriana and Ella Becker; sister, Catherine, widow of Chester Bartlinski of Hazleton; and nieces and nephews.

Mark A. Billy, 54, of Reading, passed away January 20 in his residence. He was the husband of the late Kathleen (Bailey) Billy. Mark is survived by a daughter, Alexandria Roupe.

Beulah M. (Oswald) Bogert, 76, of Fleetwood, passed away January 14 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. She was the longtime companion of Stanton L. Barrows of Pennsburg, and the widow of Bernell H. Bogert. Beulah is survived by sons, Dennis R. (Dianna C.) Bogert of Boyertown, Michael B. Bogert of Hamburg, Gary L. (Karen A.) Bogert of Mertztown, and Darryl K. (Laura J.) Bogert of Hardinsburg, KY; sister, Faye, widow of Warren Rohrbach, Kutztown; brother, Richard (Barbara) Oswald, Topton; grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Wendy Ann Bourne, 52, of Reading, passed away January 14 in her residence. She was the daughter of Margaret Zimmerman, wife of Richard Zimmerman of Lititz and Anthony Gulotta Sr., husband of Mary Ellen Gulotta of New York, NY. Wendy is also survived by children, Sarah Bourne of San Francisco, CA and Jessica Fogg of Taunton, MA; brothers, Anthony (Kirsten) Gulotta Jr. of Harrisburg,  and Justin Gulotta of New York; nieces and nephews, Joshua Gulotta of Philadelphia, Katelyn Gulotta of Myerstown, and Maxton Gulotta of Harrisburg.

June B. (Gambler) Boyer, 84, passed away January 18 in her home in Muhlenberg Twp. She is survived by daughters, Carol J. (Daniel) Wagner of Reading, and Sue (Edwin) Weaver of Temple; son, Keith E. Boyer; brother, Charles F. Gambler Sr. of Reading; granddaughter, Stephanie (Joe) Sgherza of Ontelaunee Twp.; great-grandson, Ben Sgherza; nieces and nephews.

Christine A. (Terenchin) Burkholder, 47, of Fleetwood, passed away January 16 at her home. She was a daughter of Thomas N. Terenchin Sr. and the late Linda L. (Hummel) Terenchin. Also surviving are son, Michael A. Burkholder, and daughter, Megan L. Burkholder, at home; sister, Michele L. Terenchin, Fleetwood; brother, Thomas N. Terenchin Jr., Reading; and nieces and nephews, Zodico Mosley, Branu Mosley, Azarri Mosley, Nikel Mosley, Jared Terenchin and Jenna Terenchin.

Joy C. Busse, 89, of Wyomissing passed away January 15. She was the wife of the late Rev. Martin J. Busse. Joy is survived by brother, Gordon Chapman of Belleville, ON, Canada and nieces and nephews.

Daphne Lynnette Carpenter, 53, of Birdsboro passed away January 16 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. She was the daughter of Shirley Marie (Walton) Carpenter of Pottstown and the late Robert Carpenter. Daphne is also survived by brothers, Kent Lee (Vanessa) Carpenter of Limerick, Van Dean (Kelly) Carpenter of Reading,  Marcus Trent Carpenter, fiancé of Isetta of Pottstown, Cory Lee Carpenter of Pottstown, and Roman Dale (Darlene) Carpenter of Pottstown; sisters, Tanya Stinson of Reading, and Gwen Carpenter of North Carolina; brothers, Walter Gibson of Reading, and Scott Carpenter of North Carolina; aunts, Larestine Walton of Pottstown,  Gladys Walton of Reading, and Barbara Jean Walton of Las Vegas, NV; uncle, Gary Walton of Pottstown; and other relatives.

Vanisha D. Chughani, 57, passed away January 14 in her Maidencreek Twp. residence. She was the wife of Deepak H. Chughani. Vanisha is also survived by son, Manoj Chughani; brother, Kishin Chandiramani; and sisters, Vanita Melwani and Kavita Balani.

Florence E. (Wysocki) Danks, 88, of Perkiomenville, Montgomery Co., passed away January 14 in Berks Heim, Bern Twp. She was the widow of Harold Danks. Surviving are children, Craig  (Maureen) Danks of Leesport and Daune  (Craig) Pritchard of Fleetwood; brother, John Wysocki of Harrisburg; sister, Joan Sturgis of Hometown, PA; and grandchildren, Benjamin Pritchard, Aaron Danks and Nicole Danks.

Sara A. (Vecchio) Dianna, 93, of Reading, passed away January 15 in Mifflin Center. She was the wife of Anthony M. Dianna. Sara is also survived by nephews, Mick, husband of Christine, Shillington, and Frank, husband of Judy, Denver.

Marcia (Keiser) Dufner, 90, of Wyomissing, passed away January 17 at ManorCare West Reading North. She was the widow of Edward J. Dufner III. Marcia is survived by daughter, Susan M. Dufner of Wyomissing; son, Edward J. (Connie) Dufner of Dallas; grandchildren, Elena M. Dufner and Adam J. Dufner; and sister, Lillian Hetherington of Berkeley, CA.

Clifford A. “Bud” Dunkelberger, 87, of Temple passed away January 16 at Keystone Villa in Douglassville. His wife, Ethel L. “Stretch,” preceded him in death. Bud is survived by brother, John “Jack” Dunkelberger; sons, Robert A. (Allyn E.) Dunkelberger, David D. “Duke” (Sandie S.) Dunkelberger; daughter, Diane Iezzi;  grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Carrie Lynn “DooLittle” Dwyer, 34, of Bechtelsville, passed away January 18 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of Donna L. Hill and Keith D. Blankenbiller. Carrie was married to Daniel D. Dwyer. She is survived by daughter, Carissa B. Blankenbiller; and siblings, Brian, Tyler and Brooke Blankenbiller.

Louis Charles Eichenlaub, 70, of Reading, passed away January 13 in the Reading Hospital. He is survived by son, Louis C. Eichenlaub of Maryland.

William B. Eisenhower, 80, passed away January 19 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Survivors include son, Kerry R. (Cindy L.) Eisenhower of Exeter Twp.; grandchild, Megan L. Eisenhower of Exeter Twp.;  stepgrandchildren, Joshua E. Crawford, Danielle M. Crawford, and Justin S. Crawford, all of Reading; and great-grandchildren.

Joseph W. Favinger, 25, formerly of Mohnton, passed away January 20 at the Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia. He was the son of Richard S. and Mary C. (Carroll) Favinger of Mohnton. Also surviving are brother, John C. Favinger of Philadelphia; uncles, William F. (Barbara) Carroll, Declan J. (Mary) Carroll, and Joseph P. (Patricia) Carroll, all of Matamoras, PA; aunts, Terry L. (Gary) McEwen of Elverson, Cindy L. (Eugene) Mountz of Mohnton, and Mary Ann Celio of Pittsburgh; and cousins.

Severin Fayerman, age 92, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away January 12 in his home. He is survived by his wife, Toni J. (Hunter) Fayerman; son, Peter Severin (Donna) Fayerman of Wellington, FL; daughter, Kristine Emelia (Thomas J.) Fayerman-Piatt of Milton, MA; stepdaughters, Kelli J. Gouker of Mountville, Kari L. Neira of Landisville, and Kate L. Neira of Mountville; stepson, George S. (Amy L.) Neira of Salunga, PA; grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Fayerman, Karen Fayerman Piatt and Neil Fayerman Piatt; and stepgrandchildren, Michael A. Gouker, Max R. Gouker and Nicholas C. Neira.

Abraham E. Feinstein, 84, of Penn Twp., passed away December 20 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the widower of Joyce L. (Knape) Feinstein.

Gloria “Betsy” Jane (Schaeffer) Fidler, 84, of Mohrsville, passed away January 9 in the St. Joseph Hospital, Reading. She was the wife of the late Carl D. Fidler. Gloria is survived by sister, Grace Degler; brothers, Robert of Temple and George of Birdsboro; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Eulalia Flecha-Morales, 102, of Reading, passed away January 17 at her residence. She was the widow of Manuel Rojas. Eulalia is survived by daughters, Carmen Colon of Reading, Anna Dorta of Exeter, Minerva Molina of Reading, Zoraida Freytiz of Sinking Spring; sons, Eduardo Rojas of Puerto Rico, Candido Rojas of Reading, Ismael Rojas of Puerto Rico; sister, Celia Morales of Buffalo, NY; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Dolores Agnes Foran, 83, of Wyomissing, passed away January 15 in Golden Living Center, Montgomery Co. She was the wife of Robert Joseph Foran. Also surviving are sons, Gregory J. (Faith A.) Foran Sr., and Wayne R. (Bridget A.) Foran.; sister, Lorraine, widow of John Gilroy of Harrisburg; and grandchildren, Gregory J. Foran Jr., Stephanie M. Foran and Nevaeh R. Foran.

David G. Gabel, 74, of Union Twp.,  passed away January 19 at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the widower of Mary E. (Wells) Gabel. David is survived by sons, Brian D. (Debra L.) Gabel of Exeter Twp., and Keith A. Gabelof Birdsboro; companion, Barbara Amole, at home; grandchildren, Brian Gabel Jr and Tara (Chris) Turtell; and great-grandchildren, Branden and Andrew Turtell.

Virginia M. Gable, 92, of Bern Twp., formerly of Reading, passed away January 14 at Berks Heim. She was the widow of Robert E. Gable. Virginia is survived by son-in-law, Gary T. Migliore, Wyomissing; grandson, Matthew T. (Leanne) Migliore, West Chester; sister, Pearl D. Heffner of Bern Twp.; brother, Earl T. (Miriam) Bolig Jr., Muhlenberg Twp.; and nieces and nephews.

Donald R. Garl, 84, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away January 19 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Latchford) Garl. Also surviving are daughters, Andrea J. (Anthony L.) Armo of Muhlenberg Twp., and Cherie A., widow of Mark Weidner, of Muhlenberg Twp; sisters, Joan Bechtel and Diane Dietrich; brothers, Raymond Garl of CA, Cleon Garl of FL, Gilbert Garl, John Garl, Barry Garl and Curtis Garl, all of Reading; granddaughters, Melissa C. Armo, Stacey L. (Michael) Zatorski, and Heather C. Weidner; and great-grandchildren, Emily and Anthony Zatorski.

Rufus A. Geesaman, 69, of Bethel, passed away January 17 at his residence. He was the husband of Rita E. (Marks) Geesaman. Rufus is also survived by daughter, Nichole E. (Jeremy) Kinsey of Morgantown; son, Ryan A. (Stacy) Geesaman of Lititz; grandsons, Addison Kinsey, Jackson Kinsey, Ryker Geesaman and Carter Geesaman; sisters, Anna (Gary) Williams of Columbus, NE, Mildred Shepherd, widow of the late Ronald Shepherd, of Lancaster; brother, Ray Geesaman of New Providence; and nieces and nephews.

Kenneth P. Gertney, 90, of Cumru Twp., passed away January 20 in Berks Heim. He was the widower of Catharine (Lykens) Gertney. Kenneth is survived by son, Kenneth C. (Phyllis D.) Gertney of Wyomissing; daughter, Sharon L. Ulrich of Cumru Twp.; granddaughter, Amanda L. (Michael L.) Brensinger; and great-grandchildren, Carter J., Lexi C. and Sydney L. Brensinger.

John H. Gilbert, 84, of Reading, passed away January 15 in Manor Care Health Services in Laureldale. He was married to the late Dorothy Mae (Baker) Gilbert. Surviving is a sister, Nancy Cox, wife of Jeffrey Cox of Reading.

Russell L. Gresh Jr., 83, of Hutchinson Island, FL, formerly of Pottstown,  passed away January 12 in Jensen Beach, FL. He was the husband of the late Harriet M. (Gilbert) Gresh. Russell is survived by children, Doreen (Dr. David) Duncan of Boyertown, Dale (Susanne) Gresh of Reading, Barry (Cecelia) Gresh of Pottstown, Bruce Gresh of Timber Pines, FL, Beverly ( Timothy) Uhrig of Pottstown, Darla Gresh of Orlando, FL and Debbi Rodgers of St. Pete Beach, FL; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Gresh (husband of the late Doris) of Boyertown and Timothy Gresh of Hobe Sound, FL.

Arlene Y. Gress, 84, of Reinholds, passed away January 17 at the Berks Heim Nursing Home in Leesport. She was the wife of Elam C. Gress. Arlene is also survived by sons, Rodney L. Gress, at home, and Carl D. (Beth) Gress of Reinholds; grandchildren, Carl and Christopher of Florida, and Allison and Jonathan of Reinholds; and brother, Richard (Claudia) Reinhold, of Sinking Spring.

Derise A. Groff, 52, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away January 15 in St. Joseph Medical Center. She is survived by daughter, Jessica A. (Jonathan) Justiniano of Blandon; stepson, Daniel V. Groff IV of Bernville; stepgrandchildren, Nyah and LeDre Justiniano; sister, Lois E. (Randall H.) Miller of Shillington; and longtime companion, Billie King of Exeter Twp.

Helen (Phillips) Hassler, 87, of Denver, passed away January 19 at Maple Farm. She was the wife of the late Bertram F. Hassler. Helen is survived by son, Randolph (Lynne) Hassler of Denver; grandsons, Rory (Michelle) Hassler of Houston, TX, and Ryan Hassler of Temple; and great-granddaughter, Mallory.

Anna Mae (Undercoffler) Houck, 86, of Douglassville, and formerly of Pennsburg and Boyertown, passed away January 17 at home. Surviving are children, Michael R. Houck of Boyertown, and Mary B. (Brian) Raudenbush of Douglassville; grandchildren, Andrew M. and Christina M. Houck, Jennifer A. (Patrick) Sacks, and Casey Raudenbush; and great-grandchildren, Jackson R. Raudenbush, Robert Sacks, Katelyn and Adam Kohler.

Helen I. (Miller) Houck, 81, passed away January 9 in her Muhlenberg Twp. residence. She is survived by children, James Houck of Reading; Susan (Robert Sr.) Jacoby of Bern Twp., Connie (Earl “Pete” Jr.) Hillbish of Muhlenberg Twp., Nancy (John) Kase of Stevens, and Cheryl Houck of Reading; sisters, Minerva (Thomas Sr.) Scalese of Sinking Spring, and Mary Graeff of Douglassville; grandchildren;  great-grandchildren; and companion, Robert H. Steiner Sr.

William E. Jack, 88, of Kutztown, passed away January 16 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. He was the husband of Jacqueline (Daroshefski) Jack. Bill is also survived sons, Curtis A. (Donna) of Mertztown, Scott W. (Jan) of Fleetwood; daughters, Kimberly A. Jack of Flanders, NJ, Stacia M. (Larry) Edwards of Madison, NJ; grandchildren, Donovan, Connor, Casey, Delaney, Seth, Jordon, Evan, Jade, Kelly, Troy; and sister, Jean Quandel, Minersville.

Stella P. Jobe, 92, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away January 14 in The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the widow of George L. Jobe. Stella is survived by daughter-in-law, Charlene Jobe, Muhlenberg Twp.; and granddaughter, Anna, Boston, MA.

Susan M. Johnson, 59, of Bernville, passed away January 14 in The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the lifelong companion of Albert Williams, Bernville. Susan is also survived by brother, Mark Johnson, Fort Plain, NY; the Williams family; and good friends, including Mary Strunk, Mohnton.

Rachel Jorawar, 19, passed away on January 15 at Hershey Medical Center. She was the daughter of Randy Jorawar and Rosa B. Guzman. Survivors include: sisters, Destiny Cruz, Ashanti Velez, Kelsey Jorawar; brothers, Nicholas Velez, Dylan Guzman, Donovan Guzman, Randy D. Jorawar and Daniel Jorawar.

Aminata Kamara, 53, of Reading, passed away January 19 in Larkin Chase Care & Rehab Center, Bowie, MD. She was the wife of Momodu Bangura.

Lynda J. Kline, 72, of West Reading, passed away January 16 in her residence. She was the wife of Harold W. Kline. Also surviving are son, Michael A. (Karin L.) Kline of Woodbridge, VA; daughter, Deborah A. Strausser, fiancée of Chris E. Lewis, Tamaqua; grandchildren, Jay R. Strausser, Neal A. Strausser, Elizabeth A. Kline, Gregory M. Kline and Matthew W. Kline; and great-grandchildren, Aubrey D. Strausser and Parker J. Strausser.

Joseph Konopelski, 89, of Shillington, passed away January 17 in the Keystone House, Wyndmoor, PA. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna (Shusko) Konopelski, and by his companion, Anna Lesko. Joseph is survived by daughters, Marianne M. (Bruce) Katz of Rochester, NY, Sr. Christine Konopelski, SSJ, of Philadelphia; sons, David J. (Nancy) Konopelski of Richmond, VA, Dr. Joseph P. (Nancy) Konopelski of Santa Cruz, CA, Michael A. (Kathy) Konopelski of Walnut Creek, CA, and Peter J. (Stephanie) Konopelski of Superior, CO; brother, Francis Konopelski of Reading; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Gerald G. “Jerry” Kramer Sr., 66, formerly of Marion Twp., passed away January 21 in Spruce Manor, West Reading. He is survived by children, Scott (Karen) Kramer, Gerald Jr. (Melany) Kramer, Daniel, Dawson, Dylan and Dallas Kramer; grandchildren, Tori, Cody, Gerald III and Derrick; and sister, Alice (Dale) German.

Charles Wilson Kunkle, 86, of Shoemakersville, passed away January 20 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Reading. He is survived by his wife, Leatrice (Berger) Kunkle of Bern Twp. Also surviving are daughter, Diane (Skip) Littwin of Hummelstown; son, Alan (Sandra) Kunkle of West Lawn; son, Stephen of Bernville; granddaughter, Stacey (Gary) and great-granddaughter, Alexandra Hawkins, of Sinking Spring; and stepgranddaughter, Monica Sechler and family, Strausstown.

Charles J. Lambert, 80, of Centerport, passed away January 20 in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Treena G. (Hamm) Lambert.

Elizabeth Leibrock, 96, of Reading, passed away January 18 at Manor Care Health Services, Laureldale.

Glenn Woodrow Linderman, 88, of Sinking Spring, passed away January 14 at Pembrooke Health & Rehabilitation Center, West Chester. He was the husband of Arlene Mae (Burkhart) Linderman. Glenn is also survived by sisters, Myrtle, widow of Conway Council, Shillington, Louise, widow of Robert Pullis, Seminole, FL, Harriet, wife of Richard Burkhart, Arnold, MD; nieces, Linderman Burkhart, Elizabeth Council, Deborah Scott, Cynthia Moauro; and nephews, Jeffrey Burkhart and Craig Pullis.

Duane “Dewey” Madrzykowski, 70, of Douglassville, formerly of Toledo, OH, passed away January 13. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; sons, Greg (Michelle Breslin) Madrzykowski, Kevin (Heather) Madrzykowski and Brad (Jen) Madrzykowski; and grandchildren, Emily, Natalie and Jayden.

Dr. Adolph Jospeh Magosim, Sr., 78, of West Lawn, passed away January 14 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was the husband of Muriel E. Shotwell.

Dorothy M. Majeski, 89, of Reading, passed away January 18 in The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Majeski. Dorothy is survived by children, Stanley J. (Barbara) Majeski of Middletown, DE, Gregory L. (Stacey) Majeski of Robeson Twp; grandchildren, Nicole (Ari) Messinger of Middletown, DE, Magen and Morgan Majeski of Robeson Twp.; great-grandsons, Aiden and Ian Messinger; and sister, Virginia Bachulski Przydzial of Muhlenberg Twp.

Bruce R. Manley, 76, of Shillington, passed away January 15 in his residence. He was the husband of Elisa R. (Rossi) Manley. Also surviving are children, Scott A. Manley, Shillington, Bonnie Stichter, Las Cruses, NM, Debbie Manley, West Reading; grandchildren and great-grandson.

Elizabeth Mary “Betz” (Losoncy) Marshall, 85, of Reading, passed away January 20 in Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  She was the widow of Ernest J. Marshall. Surviving are sons, Ernest J. Jr., (Kathern A.) Marshall of Shoemakersville, and Gregory A. (Kathleen J.) Marshall of Plowville; and grandchildren, Sean and Gabrielle.

Genevieve A. McGarrigle, 92, of Wyomissing, passed away January 19 at the Phoebe-Berks Healthcare Center. She was the widow of Donald E. McGarrigle. Genevieve is survived by niece, Marge A. (Frank) Pallante; nephew, Edward L. (Lynn) Okuniewicz; and great-nieces, Jennifer (Richard) Czajkowski, and Alexandria and Megan Okuniewicz, all of New Jersey.

Annella V. Milauskas, 99, passed away January 18 in Berks Heim. She is survived by daughter, Rhonda D. Sternowski; grandson; and great-grandsons.

Thelma M. Miller, 90, formerly of West Lawn, passed away January 20 at the Berkshire Center in Exeter Twp. There are no immediate survivors.

John F. Mogel, 98, formerly of West Reading, passed away January 17 in Berkshire Center. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth R. (Reber) Mogel. John is survived by daughter, Jean E. Yerger, Exeter Twp.; and granddaughters-in-law, Rebecca and her children, Ty and Tate, and Jamnie and her children, Jordan and Taylor.

Harold A. Moyer, 93, of Boyertown, husband of the late Helen L. Moyer, passed away January 16 at the Berkshire Center, Exeter Twp. He is survived by children, Dolores A. (John E.) Blatt of Boyertown, Allen H. (Linda B.) Moyer of Washington Twp., and David A. (Laura L.) Moyer of Boyertown; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dorothy J. Nawrocki, 92, passed away January 13 in the Mifflin Center. She was the widow of Raymond A. Nawrocki. Dorothy was the last surviving member of her family, but is survived by nieces and nephews.

Teri Lee Newman-Bell, 53, of Fleetwood, passed away January 15 in The Reading Hospital. She is survived by daughter, Angela R. Bell of Allentown; brother, Howard William Newman Jr., and sister, Diane Newman- Thompson, both of Pittsburgh; and grandchildren: Jo'el, Alex, Lilliana, and Sameehah.

Stanley J. Niedrowski, 47, passed away January 17 in his Reading residence. He was a son of Marie A. (Baczewski) Niedrowski of Hamburg and the late John J. Niedrowski.

Sophie Parslar, 86, of Lower Alsace Twp., passed away January 16 in the Berkshire Center. She was the widow of Chester F. Parslar. Surviving is son, David F. Parslar; and sisters, Frances, widow of Luke L. Lubas and Theresa, widow of Lewis Caruso.

Monroe K. Phillips, 82, a resident of Columbia Cottage and formerly of Centre Twp., passed away January 20 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Twp. He is survived by daughters, Suzanne L. (Ronald L.) Baylor of Hamburg, and Lorie L. (Gary B.) Galvin of Sinking Spring; son, Michael S. Phillips, Ashburn, VA; and cousins.

Sister M. Carmencita Pozarzecki, 85, of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Third Order Regular of St. Francis, passed away January 13 at Sacred Heart Convent, Mt. Alvernia, Reading. She is survived by hersister, Florence Konschnik of Hollywood, FL.

Helen A. Printz, 77, formerly of Bethel, passed away January 17 at StoneRidge Poplar Run, Myerstown. Her husband, Barry B. Printz, preceded her in death. Helen is survived by daughter, Suzanne M. (Rev. Mark) Rigg of West Lawn; sons, Richard L. Printz, husband of Susan Samaras, Goodlettsville, TN, and Steven W. Printz, Bethel;sister, Ruth E. Shaak, Myerstown; sister-in-law, Barbara A. Skipper, Reading; and grandchildren, Brett Printz, Nathan Printz, Christina Printz, Mary Rigg and Paul Rigg.

Dolores G. (Genetti) Ragusa, 85, of Lansdale, passed away January 19. She was the widow of Gerald Ragusa. Dolores  is survived by daughter, Claire Ragusa MacRae; son-in-law, Stephen MacRae; and granddaughter, Keira Grace MacRae.

Sonia Anne (Contessa) Riegel, 80, of Exeter Twp., passed away January 14 in the St. Joseph Medical Center. She was the widow of Leon R. Riegel. Sonia is survived by sons, Ronnie R. (Jennifer) Riegel of Cocoa Beach, FL; and Eddie (Bonnie) Riegel of Exeter Twp.; grandchildren, Anthony, Nick, Kevin and Kelly Riegel; and great-grandchildren, Kevin Jr., Kaylyn, Jaxson and Benjamin Riegel.

Arlene M. Sabatino, 89, of Reading, passed away January 19 in St. Joseph Medical Center. She was married to the late Orlando E. Sabatino. Surviving are daughters, Judith A. (Rudolph) Gust of Birdsboro, Donna L. Waldron of Shillington, and Antoinette M. (James) Reazor of Robesonia; brother, Robert Manley of Reading; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gustel H. “Gusty” Schlimme, 85, formerly of Sinking Spring, passed away January 17 at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburg, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Gotthold Karl Schlimme. Survivors include children, K. Rudy (Sheila) Schlimme of Washingtonville, NY, and Gerald D. “Gerry” (Jill) Schlimme of Northampton, PA; grandchildren, Ainsley C. Schlimme and Allison M. Schlimme; and sisters.

Betty Marie Schrantz, 91, formerly of Exeter Twp., passed away January 20 in her Spring Twp. residence. She was the widow of Harold Russell Schrantz Sr. Betty is survived by children, Harold R. Schrantz Jr. of Shillington, Elaine J. (Rev. Harry G.) Stetser of Spring Twp., and Gail M. Schrantz of South Heidelberg Twp.;  grandson, Timothy J. (Linda K.) Stetser of Altoona; stepgranddaughters, Susan E. (Stetser), widow of Albert Heidebaugh of Ocala, FL, and Deborah I. (Stetser), wife of Joseph Morris of York, PA; great-granddaughter, Alyssa K. Stetser; stepgreat grandchildren, Jessica J. King and Robert Kramer; and siblings, Janice, widow of Lee Heffner of Kissimmee, FL, and Charles Green of Kutztown.

Charmaine A. Shober, 84, formerly of Reading, passed away on January 14 in her residence at Phoebe Berks Village. She was the wife of Kay William Shober. Charmaine is also survived by sons, Claude (Dottie) Lantz of Delaware, Rodney (Cathy) Lantz of Pottstown, James (Nikki) Lantz of Newmanstown, William  (Donna) Lantz of Wyomissing Hills; daughters, Marinne (Frank) Jones of Georgia; Ellen (the late Carl L.) Sweitzer of Sinking Spring, Levana (Neal) Thomason of Muhlenberg, and Denise (William) Stahlberg of Reading; stepson, David (Polly) Smithers of Reading; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Vivian M. Smetana, 85, of Blandon, passed away January 15 in Reading Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Smetana Sr. Vivian is survived by sons, Robert (Patty) Smetana of Elm Grove, LA, Gary (Elizabeth) Smetana of Florence, SC, and Mark (Jean) Smetana of Huntingtown, MD; daughter, Michelle (Greg) Townsley of Fleetwood; grandchildren; great-grandson; and stepgreat-grandson.

Leroy D. Snyder, 84, Reading, passed away January 16 at the St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the husband of Janice L. Snyder. Leroy is  also survived by daughters, Tracy L. Snyder of Reading, Jonelle A. (Jay) Helms of Perkasie; sons, Scott D. (Jennifer) Snyder of Bloomsburg, and Kirk A. Snyder of Florida; grandchildren and great-grandson.

Robert Sokol, 70, formerly of Reading, passed away January 6 at his home in Las Vegas, NV. He is survived by brother, James (Laura) Sokol, nephew, Steven (Sara) Sokol, and niece, Samantha Sokol, of Michigan.

Louis J. Spano, 83, passed away January 13 in his Wyomissing residence. He was the husband of Karen A. (Kenary) Spano. Surviving are children, Patricia (Gary), Louis (Dorothy), Lorraine (Joseph), Marie (the late Kenneth), Dominick, Mark (Carolyn), Adrian and Karen (Mike); brothers, William (Peggy) and Nicholas; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

June D. Stahler, 80, of Reading, passed away January 17 in Berks Heim. She was the widow of Lewis J. Stahler. June is survived by children, Ronald, Gerald, Toby and Holly Gdowik; grandchildren, Victoria Davis, Aaron Ortyl, and Nick Gdowik; and siblings, Joann Forren, Sandra Schwartz, Susan Snooks and Wayne Copelin.

Philip G. Staudt, 77, of Centre Twp., passed away January 16 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Twp. He was the husband of Darlene F. (Rump) Staudt. Also surviving are children, Wayne P. (Susan L.) Staudt of Coatesville, Cynthia L. Staudt of Clermont, FL and Sheryl A. (John) Bradley of Frisco, TX;  grandchildren, Samantha and Amber Staudt and Andrew and Ryan Bradley; brothers, Quinten F. (Lottie) Staudt Jr. of West Virginia, William C. (Melanie A.) Staudt of Wernersville, and Douglas L. (Bonita) Staudt of Wernversville.

Gregorio DeJesus Taveras, 61, of Reading, passed away January 16 in Reading Hospital.

Joel Rual Torres Jr., 23, of Muhlenberg Twp. passed away January 13. He was the husband of Anna Lyn Soto, and a son of Joel R. Torres Sr. of Rochester, NY, and Elizabeth (Gonzalez) Medina, companion of Juan Pablo Corado of Bethel Twp. Joel is also survived by maternal grandparents, Maria G. (Rodriguez)  and Felix Curet of Reading; paternal grandmother, Maximina Torres, widow of Modesto Torres of Rochester, NY; daughter, Chanel L. Torres; stepdaughters, Yazelyn Singleton and Leya Davis; and siblings, Osvaldo Torres of Bethel, Luiz Medina of Reading, David Medina of Reading, Sylvana Medina of Bethel, Vianca Medina of Bethel and Pedro Corado.

Jean K. Trout, 87, formerly of Robesonia, passed away January 17 in Wedgewood Gardens, Freehold, NJ. She was the widow of Francis E. Trout. Jean is survived by daughter, Deborah J., wife of Albert R. Diefert, Freehold, NJ; and grandchildren, Jenna and Alex Lowenstein.

Charles P. Troxel, 88, passed away January 19 in his Lower Alsace Twp. residence. He was the widower of Pearl M. (Trate) Troxel. Surviving are  sisters, Martha Satter of Lower Alsace Twp. and Edith Schaeffer of Oley.

Troy Edward Weierbach, 32, of Hopeland, PA, passed away January 16. He was a son of Roger W. Weierbach of Lebanon and Penny Kay Bollinger Neff of Myerstown. Also surviving are stepfather, Thomas G. Neff of Myerstown; sister, Kristi L. (Eugene) Weierbach of York and their daughter, Madison; stepsisters, Tamara Boone of Laureldale, Teya Neff of Dunlap, TN, Karlene L. Smith of Lebanon; stepbrother, Kenneth K. Bedleyoung of Mt. Aetna; great-grandmother, Twila Gerberich; stepgrandparent, Donald Walmer; and other relatives.

Sandra L. Wildoner, 72, of West Lawn, passed away January 17 in Reading Hospital. She is survived by son, Michael L. Wildoner, companion of Brandi L. Laybourn, Reading; sisters, Linda M. (John P.) Winiarz of East Fallowfield, Chester Co., Louise R. (Leonard) TaTara of York; nieces; nephew; and brother-in-law, Carl Paylor of Hagerstown, MD.

Patrice Willis-Livermore, 26, passed away January 10 in the Reading Hospital. She was the daughter of Karen Willis of Groveland, Florida.

Brian Carl Wilson, 50, of Wyomissing Hills, passed away January 15 at Manor Care. He is survived by his mother, Carol, with whom he lived; brother, Dr. Eric Wilson, sister-in-law, April, niece, Gabrielle, and nephews, Zachary and Benjamin of Coopersburg, PA.

Claude F. “Mike” Woomer Jr., 70, of Reading, passed away January 15 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Sandra (Fetterolf) Woomer. Also surviving are children, Terry Woomer, Tammy Woomer, Michael Woomer and Brian Woomer; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sisters, Bonnie Lash, Fern Lempergel and Terri Baker.