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Jodi Lynn (Detterline) Acosta, 52, passed away in her Reading residence. She was the wife of Charles Acosta. Jodi was the daughter of Barre Detterline, husband of Deborah (Lash) Detterline and Barbara (Smith) Phillips, widow of Ronald Phillips. Surviving are son, Larry Peiffer; maternal grandfather, Horace, widow of Margaret (Seltzer) Smith; siblings, Theresa Smith, Daniel Goodman. Richelle Goodman, Nicole Moll and Jeremy Detterline.

Marvin P. Auchenbach, 100, passed away February 19 in Bern Twp. He is the widower of Dorothy (Hill) Auchenbach. Surviving are granddaughters, Lisa Wysocki, Kathy Harrison and Diane Richard; son-in-law, John A. Welfling; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and stepbrother, Brooke Manbeck.

Barbara A. Bailey, 86, of Richland, passed away February 19 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the widow of Robert A. Bailey. Barbara is survived by daughter, Beverly, wife of Bruce Hardy of Womelsdorf; son, A. David "Pete" Bailey of Wernersville; grandchildren, Jared, husband of Allison Hardy of Myerstown and Devin Hardy of Womelsdorf.

Mary Rebecca Balthaser, 105, of Leesport, passed away February 24 in Golden Living Center. Her husband, Charles J. Balthaser, preceded her indeath. Surviving are grandchildren, Michael Fritz, Yvonne Setley and Bruce Balthaser; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

E. Lawrence Bard, 82, passed away February 18 in Fort Myers, FL. He is survived by his wife, Norma Bard; children, Judy (Todd) Drew, Susan Donahue and E. Andrew Bard; grandchildren, Kaitlin, Amy, Mia and Ian Donahue, Christian and Ethan Drew; sister, Alison Fanelli; nieces and nephews; and the father of the Donahue grandchildren, Stephen Donahue.

Paul Joseph Bartholomew, 90, formerly of Pottsville, passed away January 27 in Lebanon. He is survived by his wife, the former Helen Williams, Myerstown; son, Paul D. Bartholomew, Wyomissing; daughter, Hedy (Carl E.) Stump, Lebanon; granddaughter, Bridget (Christopher) Frey; great-grandchildren, MacKenzie, Paige and Gabriel Frey, all of Cleona; brother, Carl J. Bartholomew; sisters, Rita M. Foley, widow of John, Theresa T. Sencak, widow of John, both of Pottsville, Janet Whitaker, widow of Charles, Norristown, and Frances (Charles) Lorenz, Pottsville; sister-in-law, Janet Weiss Bartholomew, wife of James, West Chester; brother-in-law, Raymond Williams, Elizabethville; nieces and nephews.

Rea "Bubby" William Berndt, 82, passed away February 25 in his Exeter Twp. residence. He was the husband of Esther M. (Howard) Berndt. Bubby is also survived by children, Dennis W. (Donna J.) Berndt of Cumru Twp., Carolann (Jeffrey A.) Chubb of Ruscombmanor Twp., Ruthann L. (Carey F.) Gouldey of Pipersville, Bucks Co., and Diane L. (Stan) Strunk of Pike Twp.; siblings, Leona, widow of Henry Heffner of Amity Twp.; and Leon, husband of Louisa Berndt of Maidencreek Twp.; grandchildren, Derrick, Dustin, Deana, Alicia, Travis, Lauren, Ashley, Brent and Nicole; and great-grandchildren, Dylan, Colton, Baby Berndt, Kaelynn, Madison, Garrett, Aliyah, Markis, Jared, Cole, Rebecca, Mikayla and Maxton.

Helen K. Bieber, 92, formerly of Oley, passed away February 23 in Frederick Living Center. She was the widow of Ray M. Bieber. Surviving are children, Leona (Robert) Wegman of Exeter Twp., Delores (Albert) Shirey of Oley, Donald (Donna) Bieber of Douglassville, Etta, (Gary) Shane of Exeter Twp., David Bieber of Oley, and Dale Bieber of Reading; siblings, Harold Hoffman of Colebrookedale Twp. and Mary Heydt of Lower Frederick Twp.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Daniel H. Boone, 77, of Reading, passed away February 20. Surviving relatives are nieces and nephew.

Loretta J. Boyd-Trostle, 82, of Spring Twp., passed away February 22 in Wyomissing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of James W. Trostle. Also surviving are daughters, Valerie D. (Jan M.) Diefenderfer of Robesonia, and Marta S. (William) Stoudt of Reading; son, Todd J. (Kathy) Missitti of Queen Creek, AZ; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sister, Linda K. Kistler of Lincoln Park.

Donald O. Carl, 72, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away February 22 in the Green Hill Manor. He is survived by children, Dawn M. Phillips, Shillington, and Brian K. Carl, Sinking Spring; siblings: Bonnie Wolfe, Dianne Ardan and G. Frank Carl; and grandchildren, Donald B. Benedict, Casey M. Benedict and Hunter L. Phillips.

Florence D. Cesarz, 91, a resident of Sacred Heart Villa, passed away February 20 in St. Joseph Medical Center. Her husband, Francis J. Cesarz, preceded her in death. Florence is survived by daughter, Tere (Brian) Ackerman of Reading; sister, MaryAnn (Gerald) Schell of Shillington; granddaughter, Anne Marie Krupnick; and great-grandchildren, Devon, Megan and Nicholas.

Jean C. Close, 82, of Exeter Twp., passed away February 16 in Healthsouth Reading Rehabilitation Hospital.

Philip Sven Cummins, 67, of Wernersville, passed away February 19 in his home. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl L. (Jackson) Cummins. Also surviving are daughters, Samantha M. (Eric P.) Dorothy of Georgetown, TX and Carrie L. Robinson of Pottstown; and grandchildren, Olivia, J.P., Simon and Ethan.

Irwin B. Davidheiser, Jr., 67, of Schuylkill Haven, passed away February 22 in St. Joseph Hospital. He was the widower of Lynette Davidheiser. Irwin is survived by son, Mark A., Catasauqua, PA; siblings, Gary, Joanne, Geraldine and Penny; grandchildren, Valerie, Shawn and Ammie; and great-grandchildren, Jaydon, Kyleigh and Bailey.

John Walheater Davis II, 73, husband of Francoise Othenin-Girard Davis, of Reading, passed away February 23. Also surviving are daughter, Stephanie G.; sons, John W. III and Philip G.; sisters, Annie Gunn and Mary Jane DeLapp; and brother, Edward Davis.

Jesse John DeFrees, 41, of Lincoln University, PA, passed away February 22 at his home. He was the husband of Charlene Costa DeFrees, and a son of Ronald and Joyce (Stuebner) DeFrees of Reading. Other survivors include daughters; and brother, Dallas DeFrees of Reading.

Suzanne "Sue" Eves, 64, of North Heidelberg Twp., passed away February 23 at her residence. She is survived by brother, G. Christopher Eves, husband of Michaeleen (Pichini) Eves.

Ronald Robert Feltenberger, 74, passed away February 20 in his Muhlenberg Twp. residence. He was the husband of Deborah Ann (Fisher) Feltenberger. Also surviving are sons, Ronald M. (Susan M.) Feltenberger of Centre Twp., and Timothy N. (Stacy D.) Feltenberger of Muhlenberg Twp.; granddaughter, Lexi Lyn Feltenberger of Centre Twp.; brothers, Earl C. Feltenberger of Schuylkill Co.; Frederick J. Feltenberger of Laureldale; and sisters, Jean Putt and Marveanna Redstone, both of Laureldale.

Carmen F. Guidara, 71, of West Reading, passed away February 18 in Reading Hospital. He is survived by children, Michael Guidara, with whom he resided, Angel Flowers, Carlisle, Crystal Flowers, Shillington, Christian Flowers, West Chester, and Damon Guidara, Reading; grandson; and cousin, Jean.

Gerald W. Hartley, 76, passed away February 23 at Reading Hospital. He is survived by brother, Joseph Hartley, and his wife, Patricia; children, Gerald R. Hartley, John A. Hartley, Karen and Jeff Creasy (Ryan Hartley and Stevie Creasy), William R. Hartley, Kathleen and Matthew Bilyk (Kataryna and Aly), Maureen E. Hartley (Abigail O'Panel), Thomas F. Hartley and James T. Hartley; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jay G. Hartman, 63, of Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., passed away February 16 in LifeCare Hospital, Mechanicsburg. Surviving are wife, Suesie (Turgeon) Hartman of Bowmansville; and daughter, Patty Hartman of Sinking Spring.

Michael J. Henick, 51, of Reading, passed away February 17. Surviving are siblings, Richard Lee White and his wife, Laura of Texas, Denise Roberts of Hellertown, and William Henick Jr. and his wife, Cheryl of Hellertown; nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Rebecca Ann Hodges, 49, of Reading, passed away February 20 in her residence. She leaves behind daughter, Holly Martinez, wife of Daniel Murray; son, Brandon Hodges; grandchildren; and sisters.

Earl Ritter Hoffman, 90, passed away February 22 in his Alsace Twp. residence. He was the husband of Pearl E. (Christman) Hoffman. Earl is also survived by sons, Barry E. (Karen D.) Hoffman of Oley, and R. Eugene (Diane M.) Hoffman of Maxatawny Twp.; sister, Ellen R., widow of John F. Snyder of Amity Twp.; grandchildren, Raquel L. (Craig) Stump of Pottsgrove, Montgomery Co., Dwight B. Hoffman of Muhlenberg Twp., Sherry K. Hoffman of Union Twp., and Kris E. (Bonnie L.) Hoffman of Oley Twp.; and great-grandchildren, Emily M. Stump, Maximilan C. Stump, Alexander A. Stump, Wesley G. Hoffman and Jenna G. Hoffman.

Grant Ronald Jackson, 71, passed away February 22 in his Exeter Twp. residence. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann (Tate) Jackson. Grant is also survived by daughter, Ronni Faye Jackson of Reading; brother, Robert E. Jackson of Shoemakersville; and sister, Doris Wing of Coatesville.

Angeline G. Jastrzembski, 93, of Reading, passed away February 22 in Cherry Hill, NJ. She was predeceased by husband, Joseph T. Jastrzembski. Survivors include son, Joseph P. (Diane), Cherry Hill, NJ; brother, Joseph Guidara, Exeter Twp.; and grandchildren, Jillian, Michele and Katherine.

Adelina A. Jimenez, 94, of Wyomissing, passed away February 18. She is survived by son, Ramon Abreu Jimenez; daughter, Aurelina Perez; and grandchildren.

Robert "Bob" Abram Jones, 83, of Leesport, passed away February 21 at Reading Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Faith Ann; daughters, Kristin Jones, Jennifer (Buffi) Webber, Jessica Jones; sons-in-law, Jami Godfrey, Christopher Webber; grandsons, Cooper and Duncan Webber, and Mason and Carter Jones Godfrey; sisters-in-law, Patricia Bressler and Barbara Scott; nieces, nephews and extended family.

Robert Clair Jones, 84, formerly of Reading, passed away February 18 at Manor Care South, York. He is survived by daughters, Patricia J. (Dr. Larry) Pettit of Dallas, TX, Pamela K. (Jonathan R.) Kinsley of York and Susan M. Jones of York; grandchildren, Chad Jones, Nicole Jones, Cassie Firestone and Landon Firestone; and great-grandchildren, Trent Jones, Jace Middleton, Gavin Jones and Kody Jones.

Douglas C. Kern, 59, of Mohnton, passed away February 21 at home. He was the husband of Cynthia L. (Smith) Kern, and a son of Miriam W. (Worley) Kern and the late Wendell G. Kern Jr. Also surviving are children, Michael A. Kern, husband of Tiffany R. Rogers of Silver Spring, MD, and Audra E. Kern of Boynton Beach, FL; brother, Mark W., husband of Ann L. Kern of Cumru Twp.; sisters, Deborah L., wife of Rodney Miller of Reading; and Diane A., wife of Jack Sipe of York Springs; and grandson, Walter R. Kern.

Erma "Annie" (Chirieleison) Knepp, 89, passed away February 22 at Berks Heim. She was the wife of the late Ben Knepp. Erma is survived by son, Jack Ledbetter Sr.; and siblings, Mary Assetto, Phil Chirieleison and Richard Chirieleison.

Deborah Krafczek, 55, passed away February 18 in her residence. She was the wife of Samuel Volpe. Also surviving are children, Paris and Grant Volpe; parents, Adam Krafczek Sr. and Helen Krafczek; and siblings, Pam Krafczek, Helene Krafczek Power, Stacie Krafczek Gosnell, Adam Krafczek Jr., JD Krafczek and Chris Krafczek.

Howard John Kressly, Jr., 69, passed away February 18 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Joyce M. Kressly; children, Dawn, Howard (Darlene), Michelle, Dennis, Stacy and Jeffrey (Erica); grandchildren, Amanda, Brittny, Christopher Jr., Tony, Adrian, Damian, Jonathan, Joshua, Shannon and Jared; great-grandchildren; and sisters, Diane and Betty.

Virginia May Lagas, 93, of Reading, passed away February 16 in Berks Heim. Her husband, George A. Lagas, preceded her in death. Virginia is survived by son, Geoffrey A. of New Fairfield, CT; grandsons; and great-grandchildren.

John H. Lebo, Jr., 84, of Wernersville, passed away February 19 in Berks Heim. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia (Coda) Lebo. John is survived by son, Gregory (Patricia) Lebo, Telford; grandchildren, Amanda C. Lebo and Christopher J. Lebo; nieces, Patricia Kitterman and Donna Kline; and nephew, Mike Lebo.

Donna L. (DeLong) Levan, 53, of Boyertown, widow of Donald Levan, Sr., passed away February 21 at AristaCare at Meadow Springs. She was the daughter of Delores A. (Hoffman) DeLong of Boyertown and the late Leroy "Lee" S. DeLong, Jr. Also surviving are brothers, Gregory A. DeLong, and Christopher R. DeLong, both of Boyertown; stepsons, Donald and Delaney; stepdaughter Deonna; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Joan Marilyn Lewis, 85, Port Charlotte, FL, passed away January 29 at Fawcette Memorial Hospital, FL. She was preceded in death her husband, Bud Howard Lewis. Joan is survived by son, Kim Lewis and wife, Renee, Auburn; son, Randy Howard Lewis and daughter, Lori Gale Lewis, both of Florida.

Patricia M. "Pat" (Lysczek) Liss, 72, of Reading, passed away February 7 in Roanoke, VA. She is survived by sons, Dr. Kurtis, husband of Ainsley Moyer and Eric, husband of Emily Moyer; grandchildren; brothers, Peter S. III., husband of Karen (Peach) Lysczek and Christopher, husband of Lori Lysczek; sister, Michele, wife of Arland Rhoads; cousins, nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Joan Lysczek.

Arthur J. Lutz, 87, of Spring Twp., passed away February 23 at the Mifflin Center in Shillington. He is survived by his wife, Marian P. (Kimmel) Lutz. Arthur is also survived by sons, Eric A. (Rebecca) Lutz, and Craig J. (Dianne) Lutz; brothers, Wilbur Lutz and Dallas Lutz; grandchildren, Chad (Gail), Abby, and Christina; and stepgranddaughter, Hannah.

Pouran Mahpouan, 81, of Reading, passed away February 17 in Berks Heim, Bern Twp. She is survived by sons, Jamshid Amery, Farid Amery and Jonathan Amery; and grandchildren.

Marian L. McCool, 96, of Shillington, passed away February 21 at her residence. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. McCool, Sr. Survivors include children, Thomas J. (Janet) McCool of Rockville, MD, Michael F. McCool, widower of Phyllis, of Shillington, Joseph J. (Georgine) McCool Jr. of Wyomissing, Suzanne M. McCool, widow of Warren A. Newkirk, of Shillington, and Robert J. McCool; grandchildren, Joey M. Ryan, Michelle McPherson, Colleen McCool, Kelly Reppert and Scott McCool; great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Powers of Nevada.

Sandra K. (Walker) McDennis, 72, formerly of Mohnton, passed away February 19 at the Reading Hospital. She was the widow of Russell McDennis. Surviving are children, Russell W. McDennis Jr. of Reading, Jeffrey A. (Holly) McDennis of Sinking Spring, Eric D. (Gizelle) McDennis of Exeter Twp., Thomas J. Ritter of Spring Twp., Kirk Barnett of Reading, and Lynn, (Ron Sr.) Dillon of Mohnton; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nephew; and brother, Earl Walker of Birdsboro.

Scott I. McFall, 56, of Wyomissing, passed away February 20. He was the fiancé of Dawn M. Stief. Scott is also survived by sons, Matthew I. McFall of Birdsboro and Gregory A. McFall of Reading; daughter, Valerie L. Moyer of Fleetwood; sister, Katheryn McFall of Reading; and grandchildren.

Mildred Stephens McGrath, 93, passed away February 21 in Reading. Her husband, Willard Stephens, and her second husband, James McGrath, preceded her in death. She is survived by children, Peggy (Lee) Benjamin, Moscow, Janet (Steve) Ritter, Myerstown, Bill (Ruth) Stephens, Wyomissing, and Lois (Don) Bitting, Reading; stepchildren, Peggy (Tom) Housley, West Lafayette, IN, Cathy (Dave) Snyder, Jackson, MS, Jim (Melita) McGrath, Atlanta GA, Chris (Cindy) McGrath, Vicksburg, MS, and Tim McGrath, Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Nancy J. (Krug) Mertz, 82, formerly of Spring Twp., passed away February 18 in Johnston-Willis Hospital, Richmond, VA. Her husband, Ernest M. Mertz, preceded her in death. Nancy is survived by children, James A. Mertz, Saylorsburg and Carol J. Spontarelli, Midlothian, VA; sister, Lucille M. (Donald A.) Ertel, Shillington; granddaughter, Gina (Matthew) Garner, Midlothian, VA; great-granddaughter, Aubrey Garner and grandson, Adam (Elise) Spontarelli, Lynchburg, VA; and great-grandson, Isaac Spontarelli.

Nunzio B. Napoli, 82, of Shillington, passed away February 16 at his residence. He is survived by son, Dominic A. (Diana) Napoli; granddaughters, Erica Napoli of Haddonfield, NJ, Rachel Napoli of West Palm Beach, FL, and Taylor Napoli of Sinking Spring; and sister, Abigale Canfora of Reading.

Miriam London Oppenheimer, 98, of Wyomissing, formerly of Brooklyn, NY and Westin, FL, passed away February 23. She was the widow of the late Donald R. Oppenheimer, Sr. Miriam is survived by sons, Robert (Yvonne) Oppenheimer, Wyomissing, and John (Merry) Oppenheimer, Aptos, CA; grandsons, Richard F. of Needham, MA, Karl L. of Amenia, NY, Michael B. and David S., Oppenheimer, both of Aptos, CA; great-grandchildren, Andrew (Susan) of Chicago, IL, Bryan, Needham, MA, and Hannah, NYC; nephews and nieces, James Aiello (Lori Mecham) and Clare Aiello of Southwest Ranches, FL, Michael Aiello of New York, Katelyn Aiello of Tallahassee, FL, Marie Aiello (Scott Ahlstrom) of Clermont, FL, and Mary Ann Oppenheimer-Fishbein (Michael Fishbein PhD), Franklin, MA.

Russell Orrs, 82, formerly of Reading, passed away February 22 in Landis Home, Lititz,Lancaster Co. He was the husband of Sara L. (Tobias) Orrs. Russell is also survived by daughter, Susan L. (Val A.) DeLuca of Reinholds; granddaughter, Shannon M. (Douglas A.) Herr; great-grandchildren, Lukas N. and Emerson S. Herr; and sister, Barbara J. West of Exeter Twp.

Gertrude P. Pawlewicz, 96, formerly of Hamburg, passed away January 22 in Mifflin Center. She is survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.

Joseph Pullano, Sr., 82, of Reading, passed away February 18 in Narvon, PA.

David William Pursel, 49, of Robesonia, passed away February 15. He was the son of Joan (Pachilis) Pursel. David is also survived by sons, David William Pursel, Jr. and Dawson William Pursel of Oley; sister, JoAnn M. (Sean P.) Coleman of Mohnton; brother, Donald A. (Melissa A.) Pursel of Robesonia; and nieces and nephews.

Mildred A. Putt, 81, formerly of Lower Heidelberg Twp., passed away February 21 in ManorCare Health Services, Spring Twp. She was the wife of Warren K. Putt. Also surviving are sons, Ricky K. and Randy L.; sisters, Florence Bender, Sarah Walker, Margaret Wagner, Betty Gristick and Shirley Flickinger.

Boston Robinson, Sr., 63, of Reading, passed away February 21 in Wyomissing Health & Rehab Center. Surviving are son, Boston Robinson, Jr. of Reading; daughter-in-law, Erika Terron; daughters, Decima Canady, and Jacnita Williams, both of New York; grandchildren; great-grandson; and siblings, Allen Robinson of Reading, Rosemary Robinson of Richmond, VA, Jennifer Lyles of DE, and Raymond Lyles of Mt. Vernon, NY.

Marcos Rodriguez, 85, of Reading, passed away February 21. He was the husband of the late Lucia Rodriguez. Marcos is survived by children, Carmen L. (Dale) Moyer of Reading, Lucy (Frank) Equale of Forest Hill, MD, Marcus L. Rodriguez of Reading, Antonio P. Rodriguez of Reading, Rosalia (Paul) Beck of Fleetwood, Peter A. (Marveen) Rodriguez of Sinking Spring; sisters, Francisca Saer and Rosin Colon, both of Puerto Rico, Hipolita Colon of Florida, Maria Rodriguez of Reading; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Harold A. Rothenberger, 86, Lititz, passed away at Brethren Village Retirement Community February 23. He was the husband of the late Edith Shanaman Rothenberger. Surviving are son, Harold A. Rothenberger, Jr.,; and daughters, Ruth Ellen McMinn Brown, and Joanne McKinney.

Jennifer Lynn Schnee-Phillips, 40, of Reading, passed away February 18. She was the daughter of Sarah J. (Brossman) Ritchie and Gary M. Schnee. Jennifer is also survived by paternal grandmother, Barbara Schnee; daughter, Destiny A. Medina; sons, Justice and Devin Phillips; and aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family members.

Mary Ann "Granny" Seaman, 92, formerly of Fleetwood, passed away February 15 in Laureldale. She was the widow of Raymond E. Seaman. Mary Ann is survived by daughter, Ramona A. (Lynwood) Deysher of Laureldale; grandsons, Johnny Rissmiller, Andrew Deysher and Joel Deysher; and siblings, Jackson M. Zimmerman of Douglassville, Esther L. Nagle, Shillington, Hazel R. (Arnold) Orchowski, New Hope, and James H. Zimmerman of Topton.

Chester S. "Chet" Selmer, 95, of Reading, passed away February 21 in the Mifflin Center. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine M. (Slavin) Selmer. Chet is survived by son, Gregory S. (Jeanette J.) Selmer of Muhlenberg Twp.; grandchildren, Patrick A. (Kaitlyn) Selmer of Savage, MD, Theresa A. Selmer of College Park, MD, and Margaret C. Selmer of Muhlenberg Twp.

Robert Allen Shaak, 69, of St. Lawrence, passed away February 20 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Jean (Kantner) Shaak; sons, Robert Noel(Sarah) Shaak of Philadelphia, and Peter Alan Shaak of Oley; brothers, James Barry (Debra,) Shaak of Atlantic City, NJ, and Michael Guy (Susan) Shaak of St. Lawrence; nieces and nephews.

Daniel M. Sloan, 57, of Henderson, NV, passed away January 18. He was the son of Henry Daniel Sloan, deceased, and Marilyn (Walsh) Sloan. Also surviving are ex-wife, Jacqueline (Laurence) Sloan of Memphis, TN; sons, Daniel Jr. of Washington, DC., and Travis of Reading; and brothers, Marshall of Las Vegas, Kenneth of Oxford, PA and David of Clermont, FL.

James E. Smith, 76, passed away February 20 in his home. He was the husband of Allean (Hines) Smith. Also surviving are children, Curtis (Evelyn) Hines, Rodney Smith, William (Betty) Person, Mary (David) Britt, Tammy (Phillip) Britt, Barbara Person and Steven Kelly; brother, William (Sandy) Glasco; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Warren C. Smith, 93, of Brandon, FL, passed away February 23. He is survived by his wife, Olivia; son, Terry (Sharon) Smith; grandchildren, Calene (Adam) Hernandez and Brad (Maria) Smith; and great-grandchildren, Caitlyn and Ethan Hernandez.

Joseph Michael Sokol, 83, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away in Manor Care, Laureldale, February 18. He was the husband of Anna V. (Ziolkowski) Sokol. Joseph is also survived by children, Michele Marie Reissmanns, Michael Joseph Sokol, Richard Patrick Sokol, Laurie Ann Ruth, Gregory Joseph Subisak and Andrew Subisak; grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

Jeanette Mae (Kline) Speck, 85, of West Reading, passed away February 17 in Schwenksville, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert W. Speck, Sr. Jeanette is survived by children, Susan Louise Barnard of Phoenixville and Herbert W. Speck Jr., husband of Jeanne M. of Schwenksville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brother, Van Edward Kline.

Dolores A. Stichter, 81, of Hummelstown, passed away at Country Meadows of Hershey February 23. She is survived by her husband, Richard J. Stichter; children, Joyce (Robert) Kopko of Hummelstown, Richard A. (Cindy) Stichter of Blythewood, SC, Nancy Stichter of Harrisburg, and Anne (Russell) Davidson of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren, Janel Griffith, Nicole Stichter, Kimberly (Jason) Miller, Kristen Kopko, Erin (Josh) Moore, and Sean Davidson; and great-grandchildren, Samantha, Emily, Elizabeth and Myles.

June Helen (Limpis) Sweitzer, 90, of Mount Penn, passed away in Mifflin Center February 18. She was the wife of the late Wilbur F. Sweitzer. Surviving are daughters, Cecelia A. Hannahoe of Bernville, Rebecca A. (Thomas) Moyer of West Reading and Lillie A. (Henry Jr.) Herb of Leesport; grandchildren, Chad T. (Helen E.) Moyer of West Reading and Stacy L. (Eric J.) Fritz of Shillington; great-grandchildren, Tanner G. and Marlee E. Fritz, Jennifer Althouse and Shane Fritz; stepgreat-grandchildren, Nicole E. and Megan M. Shaylor; great-great-grandchildren, Willow, Brook, Delaney and Kennedy; and sister, Ruth Pachilis of Kutztown.

Elizabeth H. Vella, 89, of Reading, passed away February 20 at Rittenhouse Senior Living in Reading. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry P. Vella. Survivors include daughter, Karen E. (Alan F.) Marsdale of Oley,; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Joshua) Reilly of West Chester, and Marc (Laura) Marsdale of London, England; great-grandchildren, Kenet Bickley and Jonah Reilly; brothers, Melvin Seelig and Norman Miller; half-brother, George Seelig; and half-sisters, Elizabeth Seelig and Lucy Smith.

Elio D. Vicari, 86, of Temple, passed away February 23 in The Lutheran Home at Topton. His wife, Lucy E. (Gaspari) Vicari, preceded him in death. He is survived by daughters, Diane Vicari, and Valerie Buller; sons, E. Dominic Jr., and Michael Vicari; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wayne C. Wessner, 90, of Kutztown, passed away February 20 in his residence. He was the widower of Helen C. (Bartholomew) Wessner. Wayne is survived by companion Gloria A. (Smith) Hayes; sister, Mildred E. L. (Harold) Gehringer, Kutztown; and nieces and nephews.

Sherwood F. White, 83, of Windsor Twp., passed away February 19 in Laurel Center, Tilden Twp. He was the husband of Bernice (Green) White. Also surviving are son, Christopher White, California; daughter, Hilary E. White, Harrisburg; grandchildren, Nathan J. and Aurora I. White; great-grandchildren, Aaidan J. White and Abigail N. Belmonte; brothers, Barry L. White, Upper Bern Twp., and Gary L. (Barbara A.) White, Schuylkill Haven; sisters, Doris J. Slonaker, Blandon, Gladys D. Schearer, Blandon, and Rose M. White, Upper Bern Twp.; and stepbrother, Dennis Blair, Laureldale.

Joan M. (Kline) Wilson, 66, of Spring Twp., passed away February 18 in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of John E. Wilson. Also surviving are sons, Timothy J. Wilson, West Lawn and Matthew D. Wilson, Mohnton; sister, Nancy (Glen) Klinger, Florida; nieces and nephews.

Ardath (Davidheiser) Yoder, 94, widow of Col. Harry D. Yoder of Reading, formerly of Boyertown, passed away February 23 at St. Joseph Medical Center. Surviving are son, Rev. Keith D. Yoder, husband of Sandra of Conroe, TX; daughter, Barbara Dianne Yoder of Boyertown; granddaughters, Gretta Teets, wife of Jeffrey of Conroe, Texas, and Beth Henry of Wyomissing; and grandson, Hans Yoder of Spring, TX.

Frances S. Zobnowski, 80, of Myerstown, passed away February 22 at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was the wife of John J. Zobnowski. Frances is also survived by sons, John Zobnowski Jr. and Michael Zobnowski; and daughters, Deborah Baker and Barbara Murray.