Gilbert Brook Bennett, 83, passed away in his residence February 15. He is survived by his children: Bret A. Bennett of FL, Roxann Bennett Waggener of FL, and Brandon B. (Maureen) Bennett of Perkiomenville; grandchildren: Christopher, David, Brittany, Emily, Bryson and Clark, nieces and nephews.
David A. Bolonski, 61, of Birdsboro, passed away February 23 at his residence. He was the son of the late John Bolonski and Marie (Fontana) Bolonski, Stowe, PA and the husband of Regina Marie (Bucciaglia) Bolonski, at home. Surviving along with his wife and mother are sons, Scott J., husband of Stacey Bolonski, Oley; and Shawn F., husband of Kathy Bolonski, Pottstown; daughter, Stacy A., wife of Mark Phile, Reading; brothers, Dennis Bolonski, Stowe, PA and Donald Bolonski, Linfield, PA; sister, Karen Horner, Birdsboro; grandchildren: Cameron, Cassandra, and Wynter.
Paul N. Breidenstein Sr., 76, passed away February 2 at Golden Living Center, Exeter Township. He was the husband of Georgetta (Vandever) Breidenstein. In addition to his wife, Paul is also survived by sons: Paul Jr., of Fleetwood; Michael, of Frackville; and Douglas, of Sinking Spring; sisters, Anna Murphy, of Lancaster; Dorothy Riegel, of Bernville; and brothers, Elmer, of Fleetwood; Richard, of Temple; grandsons: Jason, Shane and Shaun.
Franklin G. Brown, "Brownie," 87, of Leesport, passed away February 16. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis M. Brown. Survivors include children: Lori A. Brown of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Lisa A. (Brown), wife of Mark Premo, of Charlotte, NC; and grandchildren: Kerry, Ryan and Leigh.
Vivienne (Fleming) Bruno, 75, passed away February 24 in Hospice Care at ManorCare in Laureldale. Vivienne is survived by her husband, Joseph; her daughters: Donna Marie, wife of John Bailey, Mohrsville; Patricia J. Moerder, Hamburg; and Nancy C. Bruno, West Chester; grandchildren: Dustin Beissel, husband of Becky, Edgewater, Fl.; Rebecca and Kelly Roach, Hamburg; and Madison Jones, West Chester, PA.; and great-granddaughters, Siera, Autum and Skie Beissel, Edgewater, Fl.; her sister, Joan, wife of Patrick Delorenzo, Columbus, NJ.; a brother, Elmer Fleming and his companion, Lillian Poppel, Atco, NJ.; and her brother and sister-in-law and best friends, Robert and Dolores Bruno, Bethlehem.
Roberto A. Castro, 61, of Reading, passed away February 23 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Leanor (Rojas) Castro. Also surviving are daughters: Wendolyne David, Haidi Castro, and Yaeiris Gil; sons: Jesus D. Rojas, Victor M. Rodriguez, Robert Castro II, and Junior Archimedes; granddaughters: Natalie and Crystal David and Ashley and Leslie Rosario, brothers and sister.
Charles L. Davis, 88, of Mohnton, passed away February 20 in his residence. He was the widower of Patricia K.J. Mathews-Davis. Surviving are children: Cynthia G. and her husband, John Fields, of Blandon; Charles L.J. and his wife, Lauren, of Earlysville, VA; Craig G. of Newtown, PA; and Christine G. and her husband, Michael A. Spadafora, of Exeter Township; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a sister, June R. James of Kennewick, WA.
Robert R. Fisher, 88, passed away February 20 in the Mifflin Center. He was the husband of Hildegard (Breit) Fisher. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters: Dolores H., wife of Jack Coleman, Flying Hills; and Linda L., wife of David Schlegel, Fleetwood; grandchildren and great-grandsons.
Dennis J. Fitzpatrick, 66, Shartlesville, passed away February 20 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Rebecca S. (Werley) Fitzpatrick. Surviving in addition to his wife is daughter: Bridget Y. (Fitzpatrick), wife of Ryan Welker, Middletown; sons: Daniel C. Fitzpatrick, Elizabethtown; Shae D. Fritzpatrick, Seattle, WA; and Robert D. Fitzpatrick and his fiancee, Carrie Messick, Elizabethtown; stepson: Shawn P. Yeaples, Temple; grandchildren: Bo, Stevi, Bobbi, Chase, John Michael, and Joshua; great-grandchildren: Isabella and Ryden; and brother: Scott R. Fitzpatrick, Middletown.
David Clay Goda, 79, of Sinking Spring, passed away February 22 in the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of the late Patricia A. (Resch) Goda. Surviving is a son, Michael D. and his wife, Debra L. (Perry) Goda of Wyomissing; brothers, Kermit Goda Jr. of Alburtis, PA and Peter Goda of West Reading; a brother-in-law, Michael and his wife, Billie (Bush) Resch of Sinking Spring and many nieces and nephews.
Rev. Larry J. Hess, 63, Reading, passed away February 21 in St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the son of Mary G. (Lawlor) Hess, West Lawn, and the late Lyman R. Hess. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sisters: Catherine M. Hess, Greenville, SC, and Mary Grace Rugh, Shillington; nephew David Rugh Jr., husband of Jeanne and their daughter, Kayla; niece Kelli, wife of John Gauker and their children Emily, Meredith and Calvin; and nephew Kevin Rugh, husband of Jessie and their children Olivia, Abigail, Zeno and Eli.
Jane M. Imhoff, 91, passed away February 25 in Heathstone at Maidencreek, Maidencreek Township. She was the wife of the late Karl H. Imhoff. Mrs. Imhoff is survived by her daughter, Kathleen J. Szpak, wife of Peter Szpak of Reading; her granddaughter, Stephanie J. Cristoaica, wife of Eugene L. Cristoaica, and her great-grandchildren, Christopher R. and Alexa P. Cristoaica.
George H. Kline, 72, passed away February 22 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Anna Mae (Weidner) Kline. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Deborah L. Kline, Waverly, NY; and Paula J. Sipe, Mahanoy City; three grandchildren: James R. Sipe Jr., Oksana Marie Sipe and Zachary R. Sipe; a sister, Grace Kline, Hamburg.
John Robert Krause, 54, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away February 19 in his home. He was the husband of Patti-Jo (Pearson) Krause. Also surviving are his stepfather, Thomas N. Tillman; his children, Lindsay and Matt Krause, and his brother, Thomas K. Tillman.
Evelyn A. Kreider, 88, of Shillington, passed away February 21 in the Mifflin Center, Shillington. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Kreider. Evelyn is survived by son: Dennis L. Parr, and his wife, Ruth Ann (White) Parr, Shillington; stepdaughters: Sheila, Susan, and Marion; grandchildren: Christopher Parr, and his wife, Donna; Michael Parr, and his wife, Nicole; and Julie (Parr) Zaorski, and her husband, Paul; and great-grandchildren: Ava and Lily Parr; Melaina and Jacob Zaorski; and Audrey Leese; nieces and nephews.
Robert "Bob" Laibe, of Exeter Township, passed away February 18. Surviving is his brother William of Vestal, NY; his longtime companion, Pat Huyett of Reading; his son and daughter-in-law Greg and Ellen of West Chester, PA; and his daughter Michele of Bensalem, PA; grandchildren.
Zo Charlie Lee, infant daughter of Wayman Moore and Paris Lee, passed away in the Reading Health Systems on February 19. She is survived by her parents; brother, Malik Davis; sisters: Shaquana Davis and Taquana Davis; grandparents April Cooley and Eric Lee; aunts: Blaze Campbell, Naja Moore, Joyce Moore and LaToyia Moore; uncles: Najii Cooley and Isaiah Taylor.
Ralph W. Lerch, 91, of Reading, passed away February 19 at Berkshire Center. The widower of Catharine W. (Wilkinson) Lerch, Ralph is survived by his daughters: Kathleen B., wife of Thomas D. Horton, of New Port Richey, FL; and Karen E., wife of James A. Raszkiewicz, of Pennside PA; granddaughter, Beth A., wife of Chad Y. Harrington; great-granddaughter, Abigail E. Harrington, and a great-grandson, Zachary Harrington, all of Ashburn, VA.
Janet L. (Manwiller) Light, 83, of Reading, passed away February 17. Janet was the wife of Roger I. Light. Surviving are children: Mark I. Light and Dian L. (Light) Klopp; grandchildren: Derrick Morganti, Desiree Morganti, Susan (Light) Hatfield and Steven Light, and great-grandchildren.
Katherine P. "Katie" Lountzis, of Spring Township, passed away February 19 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas J. Lountzis Jr. Surviving are children: Anna K., wife of Dr. James W. Manley, Northampton; Alexandra, wife of Michael P. Cavaliere, Collegeville; and Nicholas J. Lountzis III, Reading; sister, Vaso Hemrich, Wyomissing; and grandchildren: Alexandra, James, Peter, and Melina.
Edith M. (Hepner) Miller, 94, passed away Feb. 19 at Manor Care in Sinking Spring. She was the wife of the late John I. Miller. Surviving are sons: David J. Miller, Robesonia, and Kenneth E. Miller Sr., Reinholds; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a step-great-grandchild.
Luke F. Natale, 87, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away in the Reading Hospital. He was married to Angela R. (Pizzutelli) Natale. Additional survivors include his children: Lisa Ann (Natale), wife of Richard A. Zazo, of Reading; and Donna White, also of Reading; grandchildren: Vito A. Zazo, Rochelle White, and Anthony L. Natale Jr.; a step-grandson, Richard A. Zazo II, and a stepgranddaughter, Alissa R. Zazo; great-granddaughter and stepgreat-grandchildren; siblings: Elizabeth (Natale) Otto, widow of John Otto, of Mohnton; Frank Natale, widower of Sharon (Gundry) Natale, of Reading, and Joseph Natale, husband of Renee (Sulman) Natale, of Reading.
Dorothy L. "Dotty" Nunis, 98, passed away February 20 at her home in Kenhorst. She was the wife of the late Floyd Samuel "Sam" Nunis. Surviving are her daughter, Vicki Nunis, at home; granddaughter, Jessica Lakics of Reading.
Geraldine Nuss, 87, passed away February 20 at Country Meadows in Wyomissing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Nuss Sr. Surviving are a daughter, Karen B., widow of Allen R. Mohn Sr., Brecknock Twp.; sisters: Margaret Bickel, Pottstown, and Annabelle Oberholtzer, Pottstown; a granddaughter, Kelly L. Showalter, Mohnton; great-grandchildren, Dana and Andrew; and great-great-grandchildren.
Nancy J. Page, 82, of West Reading, passed away February 20, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. in Spruce Manor. Survivors include a daughter, Sherry L. (Page) Bulat, Kenhorst.
Mary Pisano, 101, a guest at Country Meadows of Wyomissing, passed away February 26 in Phoebe Berks Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Louis Pisano. She is survived by her children: Ron Pisano, husband of Pat Pisano of Spring Township; Marlene P. Oldt, wife of Claude R. Oldt of Sinking Spring; and Richard L. Pisano, husband of Jane Pisano of Cotuit, Mass.; grandchildren: Kerry, Keith and David Pisano, Michael Oldt, Karen Lewis, Cynthia Schneiderhan, Mia Yang and Jessica Sackley; great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Dean Alan Raifsnider, 56, passed away February 25 in his Laureldale Borough residence. He is survived by his wife, Richelle "Shelly" (Eisenhart) Raifsnider; parents, Donald B. Sr. and Joan L. (Eyler) Raifsnider of Laureldale; a brother, Donald B. Jr., husband of Robin A. (Derr) Raifsnider of Laureldale and many nieces and nephews.
Walter Raymond Reitenauer, 71, passed away on Feb. 19. Surviving are his wife, L. Linda Reitenauer, Port Richey, Florida; his foster mother, Rhea Moll, Shoemakersville; his brother Leroy, and wife Debbie, of Kutztown; sisters: Jeanette, and husband Russell Miller, Lebanon; Florence Grow, Harrisburg; and Kitty and Nellie, both from Reading; children Brian Reitenauer of Allentown and Karen Reitenauer of Hamburg; and his stepchildren: William "Bill" Gift and wife Christine of Mohrsville; Harold "Howie" Gift of Shoemakersville; Pamela Gift and fiancé John Bielanski III of Exeter; grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Bertram A. Rohrer, 87, of Laureldale, passed away February 22 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the husband of Dolores M. Rohrer. He was predeceased by his first wife, Eva R. Rohrer.
Santos Rosario, 64, passed away February 20 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Luz (Ortiz) Rosario. Also surviving is a daughter, Ivelisse Rosario; a son, Eliezel Rosario; stepsons, Angel Torres and Gilberto Torres and grandchildren: Heremias Rosario, Le'Ani Rosario, Linayder Escobar, Geisel Escobar and Lusiani Rosario.
Dorothy M. Rothermel, 85, of West Lawn, passed away February 24 in the Reading Hospital. She was the widow of Marvin Rothermel. Survivors include son, Barry Rothermel, Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren and sisters, Elizabeth Verdone and Helen Reagan.
Elwood R. Ruppert, 89, passed away on February 19 at Phoebe Berks Health Care Center. Survivors include his wife, Isora "Betty" A. Ruppert; daughter, Debbie R. Blaha; granddaughter, Caitlin Blaha; brothers John, Charles, and Norman Ruppert, and sisters Ellen and Edith Ruppert.
Mary J. Salerno, 89, of Mohrsville, passed away February 23rd in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Salerno. Surviving are daughters: Mary Jo, wife of Barry L. Paine, Laureldale; Susan P., wife of Lawrence E. Jones, Mohrsville; and Sandra Zimmer, Reading.
Allen M. Sheidy, 80, of Stouchsburg, passed away February 19 at the Select Specialty Hospital, Harrisburg. He was the husband of Esther E. (Zimmerman) Sheidy. In addition to his wife, Mr. Sheidy is survived by a daughter, Kelly S., wife of Rodney Wentzel, of Mt. Aetna; a son, Allen Michael, husband of Jodi Sheidy, of Newmanstown; grandchildren Jessica Ann and Tyler Michael Sheidy; a brother, William Sr., husband of Janet Sheidy, of Womelsdorf; and several nieces and nephews.
Elaine Grace Reuter Shilton, 90, wife of the late William Graham Shilton, passed away at The Highlands at Wyomissing on February 24. She is survived by a brother, Alan Daniel Reuter, Matthews, North Carolina; daughter, Susan Shilton Mutimer, Sinking Spring; and son, William Wayne Shilton, Manassas, Virginia; and her grandson, Jeffrey James Mutimer, Alexandria, VA; nieces and nephews are: Nancy Reuter Przybylko, Tampa, FL; Donna Reuter Schaefer, Matthews, NC; Gary Reuter of Belmar, New Jersey; Charles D. Reuter II; and John Wohleber, Niceville, FL.
Ivan B. Soto-Gonzalez, 20, passed February 22. He was the son of Bienvenido B. Soto and Yudelys Gonzalez of Reading. Also surviving are brothers, Narvin and Yudelys Soto.
Daniel J. Stasek, 43, of Reading, passed away February 23, 2014. Born in Reading, he was a son of Richard C and Betty R (Brown) Stasek. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Timothy A. Stasek at home and a sister, Anne, wife of Anthony Foanio of Spring Township.
Sheree A. Steele, 56, of Boyetown, passed away February 20 at Lehigh Valley Hospice Care, Allentown. Sheree was the wife of Michael D. Steele.
Kathy Ann Yeich, 53, passed away February 25 in her residence. She was the daughter of Mary Lou (Swartz) and Ronald Dunnell Yeich. Surviving in addition to her parents, are siblings: Dave E. Yeich of Mohrsville, Ken M. Yeich of Birdsboro, and Dan D. Yeich of Lansdowne.
Richard N. Zaorski Sr., 80, of Shillington, passed away February 22 in the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Monica V. (Lascoskie) Zaorski. Also surviving is a daughter, Suzanne M., wife of Dr. Anand Mahajan of Lancaster; sons, Richard N. Zaorski Jr. of Shillington and Joseph A., husband of Jodi Zaorski of Muhlenberg Township; brothers, Thaddeus, husband of Regina Zaorski of Blandon, and Norman, husband of Mary Ann Zaorski of Exeter Township; a sister, Dolores, wife of Walter Latshaw of Reading; grandchildren: Asha Mahajan, Kyle Zaorski, Anjali Mahajan, Alex Mahajan, Andrew Mahajan, and Adam Zaorski; nieces and nephews.
Marie E. Zechman, 93, passed away February 24 in the Keystone Villa at Douglassville. She was the widow of Dr. John M. Zechman. She is survived by sons, Dr. John S. Zechman, husband of Sandra of Reiffton, and Dr. James M. Zechman, husband of Dr. Ellen Huffman-Zechman of New Bern, NC; grandchildren: Jennifer, John, Zachary, Zane, Zebulun and Ryan.
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