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Obituaries

Carol Ann Armistead, 74 of Kenhorst, passed away September 7 in her residence. She was predeceased by her husband, James H. Armistead. Carol is survived by sons, Mark L. Armistead of Kenhorst, David J. (Jennifer) Armistead of Cumru Twp., H. Dwight Armistead and Harry G. Armistead, both of Kenhorst; and grandchildren, Courtney, Christian and Connor.

Earl R. “Buddy” Bansner, 81 of Reading, passed away September 7 in his residence. He was the husband of Enid (Jacobs) Bansner. Earl is survived by sons, Steven R. (Lisa) and Stuart M. (Candie), both of Reading, and Scott J. (Crisanne) of Muhlenberg; grandchildren, Katie, Sam, Lauren, Emily and Tyler; and great-grandchildren, Alexis and Brayden.

Floyd G. Bloch, 92, passed away September 7 at the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of the late K. Virginia Bloch. Surviving are daughter, Kathryn V. (James P.) Mazza, and granddaughter, KatieBea.

Gene C. Bower, 90, of Douglassville, passed away September 11. In addition to his wife, Marjorie A. (Riegner), he is survived by daughters, Terry (Eric) Campbell of Delaware, Annette Kistler of New Tripoli, Robin (William) Marutiak of Texas; sons, Robert of Pottstown, Gene and George, both of New Mexico; and granddaughters, Toni Ann and Stacey.

Kenneth W. Bright, 88, of Birdsboro, passed away September 6 at home. He was the widower of Mae (Eck) Bright. Kenneth is survived by daughters, Deborah M. Pierce of Houston, TX, Linda L. Bright at home, Claudia Soellner of Schuylkill Haven, and Karen Blackwell of Lehighton, Wilma Vamvakis of Athens, Greece; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces.

Minnie June Van Buskirk, 86, of Wyommising, passed away September 6 at Columbia Cottage. She was the wife of Robert L. Van Buskirk. Minnie is also survived by daughter, Sherry (Joseph) Romanczyk of Rochester, NY; sons, Robert S. (Julie) Van Buskirk of Hanover, and David M. Van Buskirk of Muhlenberg Twp.; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Edwina R. Capitanelli, 90, of Sinking Spring, passed away September 11 at Mifflin Health Care Center, Shillington. She is survived by son, Thomas E. (Lori R.) Capitanelli, Sinking Spring.

Homer I. Correll, Jr., 88, of Wernersville, passed away September 11 at the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of the late M. Helene (Brock) Correll. Homer is survived by son, Kevin S. Correll, Wernersville; sister, Barbara Houck, Wernersville; grandchildren, Sean and Katelyn; and great-grandson, Ari.

Catherine P. Czarnecki, 95, of Reading, passed away September 7 in ManorCare Sinking Spring. She is survived by daughter, Roberta (Nathan) Donaldson of Sinking Spring; brother, Charles Tillman; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

George Blair Epler, 77, passed away September 8 in his Reading residence. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Ash) Epler. Surviving are daughter, Robin (John) Sweitzer of Reading; grandchildren, Bradley and Jessica; sister, Janet Berger of Lebanon; nieces and nephews.

Grace I. Eselby, 89, of Leesport, passed away September 7 in Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Paul R. Mower, and the late Robert G. Eselby. Grace is survived by son, Ronald W. Mower of Conroe, TX; daughter, Beverly J. (James) Hassler of Leesport; grandchildren, David, Benjamin, Jeffery and Christopher; and great-grandchildren.

Angeline F. Harris, 88, of Reading, passed away September 8 at Manor Care Laureldale. She was predeceased by her husband, Leroy G. Harris. Survivors include children, Steven C. (Marcia) Harris of Muhlenberg Twp., and Cheryl L. (William) Enslin of Coopersburg, PA; grandchildren, Timothy, Scott, Anthony and Julia; great-grandchild, Madison; and siblings, Salvatore Vaccaro, John Vaccaro, Joseph Vaccaro, Clara Ingram, Josephine (Nicholas) Condos, Carmella Chipperfield, Antoinette Bauer and Jennie (Jack) Redcay.

Lamar B. High, 38, of Robesonia, passed away September 8. He was the son of Glenn M. and Lucille N. Burkholder High. Lamar is also survived by brother, Glenn L. (Delphine) High of Robesonia; sisters, Lorraine B. High of Robesonia, Lori B. (James Z.) Martin of Charles City, IA, Lucille B. (Lester Z.) Horning of Myerstown, Lois B. (Kevin R.) Sensenig of Sinking Spring; nieces and nephews.

Lester S. Himmelberger, 92, passed away September 6 at Phoebe Berks. He was the husband of Jean M. (Stoyer) Himmelberger. Lester is also survived by son, Scott L. Himmelberger of Reading; and granddaughter, Erika.

Betty Frances Jacoby, 88, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away September 9 at Berks Heim, Bern Twp. She was the wife of Richard Chester Jacoby. Surviving are sons, Steven R. (Kristen) Jacoby of Exeter Twp., and Jamie L. (Carol) Jacoby of Richmond, VA; brothers, Donald Redcay of Reading, William Redcay of North Carolina, and Richard Redcay of Laureldale; grandchildren, Andrew, Daniel, Abel, Benjamin and Margaret; and great-grandchildren, Everett and Fiona.

Anna M. (Weidman) Kaucher, 74, of Temple, passed away September 9 in the Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late Elmer J. Kaucher. Anna is survived by daughters, Patricia A. (Timothy) Clawges of Mechanicsburg, Denise M. (John) Adams of Fleetwood, and Katie L. (Kyle) Troxel of Douglassville; and grandchildren, Ann, William, Joseph, Christopher, Colin, Cheyenne and Tucker.

Anna D. Lott, 91, of Reading, passed away September 4. She is survived by son, Gary Lott, and grandchildren, Meghan and Derryck. Anna was predeceased by her husband, Curtis “Corky” Lott.

Ethel K. (Blankenbiller) Mason, 91, of Brecknock Twp., passed away September 6 at Manor Care in Spring Twp. She was the widow of William J. Mason. Surviving are sons, David R. Frees of Ephrata, and Ronald H. Frees of Brecknock Twp.; grandchildren, Michael, Valerie and Michele; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Michael B. McAnally, 64, of Pennside, passed away September 8. Michael is survived by sisters, Kathleen (Kevin) Strong of Exeter, and Patricia of Pennside; and nieces, Colleen and Casey.

Richard D. “Dick” McCoy, 87, of West Lawn, passed away September 7 in ManorCare Laureldale. He was the husband of Marion Boulanger-McCoy. Richard is also survived by son, Keith R. McCoy of Wernersville; daughters, Colleen J. (Dennis) Oliviero of Wyomissing, and Kelli L. (Michael) Sheidy of Schuylkill Haven; grandchildren, Renee, Kyle, Tara, Jennifer, Nicole, Ryan and Alexandra; great-grandchildren; stepson, Joseph P. (Sharon) Boulanger of Reinholds; stepdaughters, Lisa M. (Brian) Kopcik of Bernville, and Deborah Ann Gentry of Wyomissing; stepgrandchildren, Kyle, Brianna, Nicole, Morgan, Reed, Jennifer, Richard, Thomas and Lauren; and brothers, Eugene E. McCoy of Lewes, DE, and Terrence H. McCoy of Birdsboro.

Ada Rosalyn Baxter McCracken, 94, passed away September 8 at Berks Heim Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Rev. James McCracken. Ada is survived by sons, Rev. Kenneth E. (Cora) McCracken, Edgemont, PA, Rev. Steven R. McCracken, and Rev. Frank D. McCracken, both of Reading; daughter-in-law, Betty McCracken of Aiken, SC; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lenore Meeks, Coatesvile, PA; brothers, Solomon (Gail) Baxter, Wyomissing, and Milton (Joan) Baxter, of Coatesville; and extended family.

Terrence J. McGlinn, Sr., 77, of Sinking Spring, passed away September 12 at home. He was the husband of Barbara Ann (Tait) McGlinn. Terry is also survived by children, Margaret A. (Patrick) Shields, Wyomissing, John F. (Melissa) McGlinn II, Malvern, Christine R. (Theodore) Auman, Sinking Spring, and Terrence J. (Kristin) McGlinn Jr., Sinking Spring; grandchildren, Patrick, Lindsay, Conor, Amy, Daniel, Tait, Johnny, Kelly, Theodore Jr., Carter, Margaret, and Terrence III; and sister, Betty Anne Strobel, Wyomissing.

Harold A. “Dertch” Moyer, 77, of Wernersville, passed away at home September 11. He is survived by sons, Keith A. (Mary) Moyer, Chambersburg, and Kevin A. Moyer, Wernersville; grandchildren, Jessica, Kasey, and Emily; and his companion, Ruth Ann Houck. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Gilbert) Moyer.

Barbara (Hershey) Myer, 68, passed away September 6 in her West Lawn residence. She was the wife of Robert Myer. Barbara was the daughter of Ella Mae (Weaver) Hershey, Lancaster, and the late Richard “Digger Dick” Hershey. She is also survived by children, Jenna Werner, Wyomissing, and Douglas (Denise) Myer, Sinking Spring; grandchildren, Lauren, Nicole, Haley, Kirsten and Grant; brother, Robert Hershey, State College; and sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Harnish, Audrey Hollinger, Nancy Doom and Janet Westcott.

Anderson H. Nguyen, 83, passed away September 6 in his Reading residence. He was the husband of Quyen Pham Nguyen. Anderson is also survived by children, Huy Nguyen, Huong Nguyen, Linh Nguyen, Nam Nguyen and Dung Nguyen; siblings, grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Angel L. Ortiz, 83, of Reading, passed away September 6 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Nilda L. (Rosado) Ortiz. Angel was the son of Juan L. Ortiz and Antonia Figueroa. He is also survived by daughters, Araceliz Rodriguez, Awilda Rodriguez, Mylta Velazquez and Marisa Santiago; sons, Angelo Figueroa, Frank Figueroa, Julio Figueroa and Luis Santiago Jr.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Constantine Papadakis, 71, passed away September 11 in Wyomsising Nursing and Rehab. Surviving are daughter, Nicolette Szymanski, and grandchildren.

Erma E. Printz, 96, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away September 9 in the Reading Hospital. She is survived by brother, Charles E. Printz; nieces and nephews.

Christine F. Reich, 89, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away September 4 at ManorCare in Laureldale. She was the wife of the late Jerald R. Reich. Christine is survived by sons, Timothy D. (Melney) Reich of Leesport, Jeffrey Reich of Mohrsville; granddaughters; great-grandchildren; and sisters, M. Jeannette Unger of Muhlenberg Twp. and Pauline H. Bell of Mohnton.

Clarke M. Reynolds, 74, of Heidelberg Twp., passed away September 5 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn L. Reynolds of Robesonia, and daughter, Karen L. Reynolds of Atlanta, GA.

Susan E. Rigby-Moore, 64, of Blandon, passed away September 11 in the Reading Hospital. She was the daughter of William and Grace (Turley) Rigby. Susan was the wife of Robert Moore. Also surviving are daughter, Carly Moore, and brother, Jeffrey Rigby.

Raphael Rodriguez, 72, formerly of Spring Twp., passed away September 10 at ManorCare Health Services, Spring Twp. He was the husband of Donna Marie (Shade) Rodriguez. Also surviving are sons, Michael (Melissa) Rodriguez of Spring Twp., David Rodriguez of Pine Grove, and Christopher (Michelle) Rodriguez of Reading; stepchildren, Lisa Lesko of Sinking Spring, Brian McCarty of Cockeysville, MD, and Lori Niedrowski of Wyomissing; sisters, Mirta I. Cortes of Reading, and Gloria E. Galan of Bern Twp.; grandchildren, Amanda, Jessica, Solana, Ryan, Christopher Jr., Genesis and Pablo; stepgrandchildren, Carter, Hunter, Ryan, Evan, Isabella, Collin and Tyler; and great-grandchildren, Caleb, Timothy and Emma.

Kay William Shober, 89, formerly of Reading, passed away September 9 in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Charmaine (Reich) Shober.

Cruz Ramos Vazquez, 89, of Reading, passed away September 9 in her home. She was the wife of the late Benjamin Vazquez. Cruz is survived by son, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and siblings.

Mabel E. Weber, 91, formerly of Shillington, passed away September 11 in Ephrata Community Hospital. She is survived by brother, Elmer H. Weber of Peachbottom, PA; nieces and nephews.

William Z. Westcott, 67, of Exeter, passed away September 11 in Manor Care Laureldale. He was the husband of Cathy L. (Beaver) Westcott. Bill is survived by daughters, Erin (Jonathan) Brandon of Virginia, Megan (Toby) Eberhart of Pittsburgh, and Lisa (Joseph) Jacobs of Mt. Penn; grandchildren, Sara, Ryan, Matthew, Griffin, Will; and brothers, Michael B. and John R.

Gail Whiskeyman, 74, formerly of Shillington, passed away September 11 in Phoebe Berks Village Gardens. She was the wife of the late Larry Whiskeyman. Gail is survived by daughter, Mary; stepchildren, Rebecca Whiskeyman-Smith (Gary), Sinking Spring, Heidi Carles, Bernville, and Todd Whiskeyman, Shillington; grandchildren, Jacob, Callum, Grace, Erin and Riley; nephew, Michael Bosold; and niece, Heather Lewis.

Jean (Riffert) Withers, 96, of Wernersville, passed away at home September 6. She was the wife of the late Sterling Withers. Jean is survived by son, Scott G. (Diana) Withers, Wernersville; daughter, Candace L., Alexandria; and grandchildren, Brian and Elizabeth.

James R. Wolf, 54, of Reading, passed away September 9 in the Reading Hospital. He is survived by children, Justin Wolf and Jared Wolf, both of Reading; siblings, Patricia (Edward) Fick of Exeter, John (Cheraki) Wolf of Panama City, Kenneth (Tricia) Wolf and Kevin (Shanna) Wolf, both of Laureldale; and grandchildren, Jaden and Jude.

Jane E. (Stevenson) Woodland, 92, of Wyomissing, passed away September 6 at Columbia Cottages. She is survived by sons, Robert L.  (Diane) Woodland, Reading, and Glenn F.  (Linda) Woodland, Boyertown; grandchildren, Kim, Jason, Jennifer, Sara, Jay, Amanda, Edward, Michael and Meredith; great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Rosemary Woodland, Pottstown; and sisters, Nancy Woolrich and Edna Mae Dohenny.

Ellen L. (Smith) McMullen Zintak, 78, passed away September 9 in her Wyomissing residence. She was the wife of the late Benjamin J. Zintak. Ellen is survived by children, Julie L. (Alan) Cohen, Mt. Kisco, NY, Stephen R. McMullen, Oley, and David M. (Bridget L.) McMullen, Wernersville; and grandchildren, Dylan, Daniel, Andrew, Jessica and Maggie.