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Johnny I. Althouse, 86, of Ontelaunee Township, passed away December 3 in Praxis Alzheimer's Facility, Easton. He was the husband of Gloria M.A. (Klee) Althouse. Johnny is also survived by  children: Deborah, wife of Terry Gruber, Reading; Darrell J. Althouse, Coal Twp., PA; Donna M., wife of Robert Chase, Blandon; and Suzanne D., wife of Roy LaPearl, Blandon; sisters, Lillie M. Keller, Temple and Carol E., wife of Floyd Richard, Fleetwood; grandchildren: Jason, Terrilyn, Lauren, April, Amanda and Amber; and great-grandchildren: Kaiden, Michael, Ryan, Madison, Natalee and Xavier.

Madelyn (Wessner) Bauscher, 92, of Sinking Spring, passed away December 3 at Manor Care Sinking Spring. She was the wife of the late Forrest R. Bauscher. Madelyn is survived by son, F. Rodney "Rod" Bauscher, West Lawn; daughter, Carol Ann Lehn, Sinking Spring; grandchildren: Kristin, wife of Ken Manspeaker; Sheri, partner of Greg Ramesdale; Kelly, wife of Michael Feigum; and Steven Bauscher, partner of Norma; and great-grandchildren: Nicholas and Zachary Manspeaker, Sierra Anthony and Owen Bauscher.

Lawrence A. Beard, 75, of Cumru Twp., passed away December 6 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Judith A. (Schmehl) Henry. He was predeceased by his first wife, Antoinette (Sartori) Beard. Also surviving are children, Louise Ann "Weezie" Beard, Cumru Twp., Lawrence G. Beard, Fleetwood; grandchildren, Larry D. Beard and Lilah A. Beard; and sisters, Joan Dreher, Mt. Penn, Margaret Joy Kramlich, wife of Daniel, Cumru Twp.

Michael P. Benne, 53, of Birdsboro passed away on December 4 in his residence. He was a son of Diane L. (Devereaux) Snape of Blackshear, GA, and the late Paul J. Benne. Michael is also survived by daughter, Caitlin T. Benne of Birdsboro; sisters, Lisa A. Gibbons of Spring City and Michelle D. Beard of Blackshear, GA; brother, Jeffrey A. Benne of Royersford; granddaughters, Molly Jade Stipe and Lilly Jem Stipe; nephews: Shane, Alex and Denny Gibbons, Joseph Benne and Bradley Hagan; niece, Julianna Hagan; and aunts and uncles.

James J. "Blake" Blake, 71, passed away on November 29 in his home. He was the widower of Eva Blake. James leaves children: Veronica Moreno, James Blake Jr. and Deidre Blake; grandchildren; sister, Helen Miller (husband, Thomas); and nieces and nephews.

Robert M. Bova, 67, of Muhlenberg Township, passed away December 3 in the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Julia A. (Snyder) Bova. Robert is also survived by son, Troy E., husband of Jennifer M. Bova, Mohrsville; daughter, Lisa M. Bova, Oregon; stepson, David A. Snyder; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Ann (Sola) Brighton, 73, of Akron, passed away December 9. She was the wife of the late Francis (Fran) Brighton. Betty is survived by children: David and Maria (Brighton) Radwanski, Reading,; Steven and Michelle (Brighton) Bosch, Wernersville; Jennifer Brighton, Raleigh, NC; Michael and Stephanie (Brighton) Girouard, State College; grandchildren: Garrett, Danielle, Nicholas, Arielle, Alexandria, Deva, Diana, Tessa and Keegan; and great-grandchild, Gannon.

Nancy J. Broadbent, 78, formerly of Wyomissing, passed away December 3 in Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE. She was predeceased by her husband, George M. Broadbent. Nancy is survived by nieces and nephews and their families.

Curtis Burke, 79, of Exeter Twp., formerly of Morgantown, passed away December 3 in St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the husband of Alma S. (Scott) Burke. Also surviving are children: Autumn, wife of Richard Breneman, Birdsboro; Winter, wife of William Stokes, Douglassville; Gunnery Sergeant USMC Jason Burke, husband of Catherine, Exeter Twp.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marguerite A. "Peggy" Cook, 103, of West Wyomissing, passed away December 4 in Mifflin Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Cook. Peggy is survived by son, Gerald R., husband of Joan D. Cook, Wyomissing; grandchildren: Eric D., husband of Sheila Cook, Ormond Beach, FL; and Hilary A., wife of Joel Brigel Jr., Sinking Spring; and great-granddaughter, Chenin Joy Cook, Ormond Beach, FL.

Viola Cucinotta, 97, of Brecknock Twp., passed away December 8 in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frank Cucinotta. Viola is survived by daughter, Domenica "Minnie," wife of Salvatore Trabosh, with whom she resided; grandson, Gerald Trabosh; great-granddaughters, Savannah and Samantha; and granddaughter-in-law, Paula.

Lt. Colonel (U.S. Army Retired) Alfred DeAngelis, 94, of Wernersville, passed away December 9 in Phoebe Berks. He was the husband of Frances (Armao) DeAngelis. In addition to his wife, Alfred is survived by daughter, Nina M. (DeAngelis), wife of David Rowley, Exeter Twp.; sister, Angie, widow of Harold "Sonny" Lintz, Wyomissing; and grandchildren, Matthew, husband of Emily Rowley, Havertown and Katie Rowley, Exeter Township.

Josephine Ann Detterline, 77, passed away December 2 in her Reading residence. She was married to the late Robert L. Detterline. Surviving are sons, Robert and Mark Detterline; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joseph C. "Blacksmoke" DiBlasi, 93, of Womelsdorf, passed away December 5 in Berkshire Center, Exeter. He was the husband of the late Jeanette (Mabry) DiBlasi. Joseph is survived by nephews and stepchildren.

Michael T. Entzminger, 28, of Ephrata, PA, passed away December 3 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Heather M. (Buffenmyer) Entzminger, and children, Norah and Benjamin. Also surviving are Michael's mother, Cynthia, wife of Jeffrey Ott of Lewes, DE; father, Rick Entzminger, husband of Renee; sisters, Kristine, wife of Nathan Fortna and Rachel Entzminger; brother, Bradley Entzminger; and nieces, nephew, and paternal grandfather, Ronald Entzminger, all of Reading, PA.

Gene Michael Faller, 63, passed away December 6 in his Muhlenberg Twp. residence. He was the husband of Catherine (Endy) Faller. Also surviving are sons: Joseph A. Faller of Muhlenberg Twp.; Joshua M., husband of Jennifer L. (Frymoyer) Faller of Laureldale; and Jonathan L. Faller of Birdsboro; sister, Kaaren A., wife of Joseph A. Crisafulli of Mohrsville; and grandchildren: Mason J. Raska, Jared A. Faller, Juliana A. Faller and Jacob M. Faller.

Elinora "Fern" Goheen, 85, of Reading, passed away December 4 in Bern Twp. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert J. Goheen. Fern is survived by son, Terry A., husband of JoAnne Goheen of Myrtle Beach, SC; daughter, Lori M. (Goheen), wife of Gary A. Adamski of Exeter Twp; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and sister, Rosemarie Kloski, of Reading.

Thomas J. Halulakos, 47, of Cumru Twp., passed away December 4 in his residence. He was the husband of Ann Marie (Sohon) Halulakos, and son of John N. Halulakos, Colony Park, and Toula Grimes, Greece. Also surviving are daughters, Nicole Halulakos and Natasha Halulakos, both at home; sister, Angel, wife of Harris Christodoulou, West Hempstead, L.I., NY; and stepmother, Anna M. (Miller) Halulakos, Colony Park.

Richard C. Hamilton, 83, of Lower Alsace, passed away December 7 at Chestnut Knoll in Boyertown. He is survived by his wife, Nancy C. (Kahl) Hamilton; sons, James and wife. Sharon and David and wife Pam, all of Raleigh, NC; sister, Ruth H Gibson of Trooper, PA; brother-in-law, George H. Kahl of Paoli, PA; grandsons, Daniel and Thomas; granddaughter, Michelle; great-granddaughter, Haylie; and nieces and nephew.

Raymond D. Harter Jr., 71, of Pottstown, passed away December 4 in his residence. He was the husband of Dolly A. (Mittower) Harter. Raymond is also survived by daughters: Nikki, wife of Joseph Kane of South Heidelberg Twp.; Wendy, wife of Kelly Armentrout of Royersford; and Connie Crosby of Royersford; grandchildren; great-grandchild; and sister, Sandy Devlin of Reading; stepsons, Alvin Shade Jr., husband of Wendy, and Kristopher Shade, both of Reading; and step-grandchildren.

Martin E. "Marty" Hartranft, 67, of Womelsdorf, passed away December 5. He was the husband of Betty L. (Mountz) Hartranft. Marty is survived by son, Brian D. Hartranft, husband of Jennifer (Bunker), Shillington; granddaughter, Abby R. Hartranft; twin sister, Martha Kopchak, Northampton; brothers, Wilson W. Hartranft, Robesonia, Jack R. Hartranft, Florida; and stepbrothers, Fred Roxberry, Shillington, and Dennis Roxberry, New Jersey.

George S. Hixenheiser, 91, of Myerstown, passed away December 8 at Rile’s Home-Aide Haven, Myerstown. He was the husband of the late Betty M. (Hollinger) Hixenheiser. George  is survived by daughter, Jane, wife of David Reitz of Reading; grandchildren, Rebecca J., wife of Matthew Hummel of Leesport, Jonathan D. Reitz of West Lawn; great-grandchildren: Thomas, Jessica, and Jennie Hummel, all of Leesport; and sister, Betty, wife of Raymond Rutter, of Myerstown.

Arlene Mae (Neatock) Lowman Hooley, 83, of Cumru Twp. passed away on December 8 at Berks County Home, Berks Heim. She was the wife of Theodore Martin Hooley. Arlene was predeceased by her first husband, Karl Thompson Lowman. Also surviving are: stepsons, Lance M. Hooley of Florida and Mace D. Hooley of Texas; and nephew, Michael D. Neatock.

Dorothy C. Howe, 97, of Reading passed away November 12 in the Reading Hospital. She was the widow of James W. Howe. Survivors include niece, Susan P. Decker, Leighton, PA; and nephew, Dr. George W. Prutzman Jr., of Reno, NV.

Albert T. Jones, 80, of Shoemakersville, passed away December 9 in Reading Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce (Roth) Jones.  Albert is survived by son, Gregory A. Jones, companion of Bonnie E. Johnson, Reading; stepchildren, Scott R. Cullen, companion of Harriet M. McMannus, Hamburg, and Mistee M., wife of Michael J. Atkins, Shartlesville; siblings: Kenny, John, Cathy and Irene; and grandchildren.

Andrew Jones Sr., 92, of Reading, passed away December 7 at his residence. He was the widower of Bertha Lee (Vinson) Jones. Andrew is survived by daughters: Mary L. Vinson, Vivian, wife of Jerome Marshall, and Juanita Jones, all of Reading; sons, Andrew Jones Jr. of Oceanside, CA, and Elfonso, husband of Julia Jones of Reading; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jessica M. Jones, 37, of Leesport, passed away December 7 in Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of Mark Jones Jr., and daughter of Barry Klix of Shillington and Robin (Bachman) Sweigart, Marietta, PA. Also surviving are sons, Mark Jones III and Mathyas Jones, both at home; daughters, Emily Blieler and Ana Jones, both at home; half-brothers, Garrett Foreman and Bobby Foreman, both of Shillington; stepsister, Mandy Monholland, Arkansas; and stepbrother, Joey Wertz, Arkansas.

Dr. Marion Louise Kittle Jones, 87, passed away November 30. She is survived by children: Liz Church, Kathy Lee and Dan Jones, and their father, Dr. Irving H. Jones, who resides in Robesonia.

Stewart S. Kaucher Jr., 72, of Wyomissing, passed away December 9 in Spruce Manor. He was the husband of Carol J. (George) Kaucher. Also surviving are children: Shawn E. Kaucher, West Reading; Sherry Kaucher, Reading; and Sheila O'Reilly, Shamokin; brother, Charles J. Kaucher, Shoemakersville; and grandchildren: Elyssa, Matthew, Jordan, Gabriel, and Arianna.

Evelyn L. Keffer, 86, of Brecknock Twp., passed away December 9 in her residence. She was the widow of the late Robert A. Keffer. Evelyn is survived by son, Robert N. Keffer; sister, May (Naregang) Palm; and grandchildren: Christopher Keffer, Kelly Hamilton and Annette Fern.

Clarence P. Keller, 83, of Reading, passed away on December 9 in Manor Care Health Services, Laureldale. He is survived by sisters, Dorothy (Keller), wife of Edwin Rothermel of Hyde Park and Myrtle (Keller), wife of Ray Bilger of Kempton; and nieces, Sylvia (Bilger), wife of Keith Weiser and Sheri (Bilger), wife of Greg Reed.

Donald Richard Kern, 87, formerly of Topton and recently of the Keystone Villa at Fleetwood, passed away December 8 in Lehigh Valley Hospital. Donald is also survived by daughters: Susan K. (Steven) Fordyce, Mertztown; Janet E. (Chuck) Goheen, MA; and Jean M. (Charles) Ohlinger, Mertztown; sister, Betty Bartholomew, Nazareth; and brothers: John, Topton; Dennis, Hamburg; Billy, Lenhartsville.

Ruth H. Lalli, 102, of Reading, passed away December 5. She was the widow of Michael Lalli. Ruth was also predeceased by her first husband, Harry Krouse. She is survived by daughter, Darlene D. Vargas of Reading; sons, Donald Krouse, husband of Patricia of Reading; Michael Lalli, widower of JoAnna of Reading; Dexter Lalli, husband of June of Reading; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Bruce D. Lash, 50, of Reading, passed away December 7 in Reading Hospital. He was the son of Dennis H. Lash, Reading and Joanne I. (Lewalski) Madara, Exeter Twp. Also surviving are sisters: Nadene J. Lash, with whom he resided; Tiffany I., wife of Nicholas Grill, Muhlenberg Twp.; Kimberly M. Madara, Exeter Twp; and nieces: Amber Lash, Kalei Downing and Belinda Bell.

Mona (Jacobson) MacCarthy, of Wyomissing, passed away December 5 at the Phoebe Berks Health Care Center in Wernersville. She was the widow of Philip J. MacCarthy. Mona is survived by son, Jack, husband of Gail, of South Pasadena, CA; daughters, Kristina Jemison, wife of Michael of Wyomissing, and Sara J. MacCarthy, wife of Paul Tiffin of Milwaukee, WI; and grandchildren: Michael, Scott, and Sara, Anders and Evan, Kate and Zoe.

Richard "Rex" R. May, 75, of Reading, passed away December 7 at the Reading Hospital, West Reading. He is survived by daughter, Michele L., wife of Marty Mislevy, Exeter; son, Michael J. May, West Lawn; brother, Robert "Gump" May, husband of Sandy, Hershey; and grandchildren, Alex and Austin Mislevy.

Dorothy A. Mengel, 96, formerly of Montrose Manor and Shillington, passed away November 22 at the Middletown Home, Middletown, PA. She was the widow of Clyde C. Mengel. Dorothy is survived by children: Neil M. of Jacksonville, FL; Donna K. of Atlanta, GA; and Ivan L., husband of Rebecca of Mohnton; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; niece and nephews.

Anna M. Mohler, 84, formerly of Mohnton, passed away December 5 at Ephrata Manor. She was the wife of the late Frank Mohler Jr. Surviving is a brother, Kenneth R. Adam of Richmond, VA; sisters-in-law, Alberta Rodgers of Brownstown and Judy Adam of Gouglersville; and nieces and nephews.

Santiago Padilla, 80, of Reading, passed December 6 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Rosalia (Cruz) Padilla. Also surviving are sons: Santos, Jesus, Moises and Daniel Padilla; daughters, Nancy Miranda and Elizabeth Lozada; brothers; and sister.

Patricia M. Phillips, 78, formerly of Hanover, passed away December 4 in Spruce Manor, West Reading. Her husband, Daniel W. Phillips, predeceased her. Patricia is survived by children: Daniel J., husband of Lori L.; Cynthia L.; John W.; Donna F.; and Jeffrey T.; grandchildren: Jay N. and Jesse A. Phillips, Lisa and Eric Fritz; great-grandchildren: Riley, Tanner, Marlee, Brendan, Jason and Shania; and sister, Lucille.

Hermena Estella "Meme" (Adams) Posey, 95, of Reading, passed away on December 5. She was the wife of the late Clarence W. Posey. Surviving are children: Marcia (Posey) McClure of Hedgesville, WV; Thomas Posey and his wife, Gail of Yardley; Nancy (Posey) Daubert of Sinking Spring; and Randy Posey and his wife, Lynn of Fleetwood; grandchildren: Davin, Jeremy, Christopher, Meredith and Matthew; great-grandchildren: Morgan, Emily, Olivia and Lila; and nieces and nephews.

Gary L. Price, 63, of Reading, passed December 4 in St. Joseph Hospital. He was the son of Jacques A. Price I and Jacqueline F. (Swoyer) Price. Gary is also survived by daughter, Amanda Price of Shillington; brother, Jacques A. Price II; and granddaughter, Sophie.

Logan L. Pruitt, 46, passed away November 30 in Philadelphia. He was the son of Voda L. Pruitt and the late Ralph Mitchell. Logan is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and daughters.

Cynthia Rhoades, 58, of Wernersville, passed away December 5. She was the daughter of Earl and Anna Rose (Wentzel) Brunner. Surviving is a daughter, Jennifer Rhoades.

Margaret E. Rutter, 84, of Reading, passed away December 4 in her residence. Surviving are brother, Donald Rutter of Bernville, and sister, Jane Sadlowski of Muhlenberg Twp.

Karen Elizabeth (Dengler) Sakalidis, of West Lawn, passed away in Muhlenberg Twp. on December 3. She was the daughter of the late John R. Dengler Jr., and Nancy J. (Williams) Harding of Muhlenberg Twp. Karen is survived by brothers: Keven E. Dengler, married to Esther (Vorhees) Dengler of Jacksonville, FL; Lawrence P. Dengler, married to Caie Mei (Huang) Dengler of Yulee, FL; and Leonard P. Dengler, married to Robin D. (Young) Dengler of Muhlenberg Twp.; stepbrother, Stephen Harding, married to Jennifer of Columbus, GA; stepsister, Michele Harding, with Tom Fries of Leesport; nieces; nephews; grandnieces; and grandnephews.

Ruth M. (Miller) Sensenig, 87, formerly of Reading and Sinking Spring, passed away December 7 at Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville. She was the wife of the late LeRoy R. Sensenig. Ruth is survived by daughter, Mary Lee Yaukey, Fayetteville; sons, Roy G. Sensenig, Golden, CO; and Tim R. Sensenig, Raleigh, NC; sister, Anna Sarko, Mohrsville; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Phyllis Ann Snyder, 57, of Eagleville, PA, passed away December 9 at Einstein Medical Center in East Norriton. She is survived by brothers: Sterling D. Snyder, husband of Ann, Muhlenberg Twp.; David B. Snyder, husband of Miriam, Robesonia; and Brian A. Snyder, husband of Susan, Fleetwood; sisters, Marilyn R., wife of Victor Manuele, Chadds Ford; and Eileen L., wife of Kevin Mills, Douglassville; nieces; nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Lambros G. Sotos, 79, of West Lawn, passed away December 7 at home. He was the husband of Antigone (Giannat-selis) Sotos. Also surviving are children: George L., Schwenksville, Fani L., wife of James M. Polyak, Wyomissing, and Eleni L., Berkeley, CA; grandchildren: Samantha, Evan, Nicholas, Alexia and Ajay; and sister, Stavroula (Perdiki), Sparta, Greece.

Robert M. Stover, 88, of Reading, passed away December 7 in his residence. He was the husband of Mary Lou (Dietrich) Stover. Robert is also survived by children: Robert C. Stover, Catherine (Stover) Rauenzahn, Gerard Stover, Ronald Stover, Dianne Stover and Christine (Stover), wife of Russel Debiec; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty J. Sweigart, 96, of Reading passed away on December 5 at her residence. She was the wife of Rodney S. Sweigart. Also surviving are son, Michael S. Sweigart, husband of Sandra of Coopersburg, PA; and nieces and a nephew.

Mary Louise Travis, 92, of Blandon, passed away on December 10 at Keystone Villa of Fleetwood. She was predeceased by her husband, James A. Travis. Survivors include children, Dennis K. Moyer, husband of Kathie of Macungie, and Douglas K. Moyer, husband of Linda of Exeter.; grandchildren: Douglas Moyer Jr., husband of Lauren, Danielle Blandford, wife of Robert, Amanda Boykin, wife of Chad, Stacia Takach, wife of Michael and Stephen Moyer, husband of Kate;  great-grandchildren; and sisters, Betty Epler and Carolyn Wenger.

Nancy VanSalisbury, 78, of West Reading, passed away December 4 in ManorCare West Reading. She was the widow of Charles VanSalisbury. Nancy is survived by daughters, PeggyAnn Sanchez and Dawn E. Bortz; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Christine Wall, 97, passed away on Wednesday, December 10 at Berks Heim. She leaves behind children: Frederick Wall in Atlanta, GA, Annette Pawelski in Robesonia, Rosemary Carr in Muhlenberg and Michael Wall in Bucktown, PA; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joseph C. Zebertavage Jr., 63, of Bern Twp., passed away in his residence on December 5. He was the husband of Janice E. (Stull) Zebertavage, and the son of Joseph C. Sr., and Mary (Pulaski) Zebertavage, of Reading. Also surviving are sons, Eric J. Zebertavage and Devin S. Zebertavage, both of Reading; daughter, Meghan E. Zebertavage, Bern Twp.; brothers, David Zebertavage, Bernville, and Brian Zebertavage, Mohrsville; and sister, Joan Anderton, Leesport.