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Obituaries

Rosalia Cruz Amodor, 89, of Reading, passed away November 20 in her residence. She was the widow of Secudino Hernandez. Rosalia is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

George H. Architas, 82, of Lancaster, formerly of Reading, passed away November 17.

James Harry Armistead, 80, of Kenhorst, passed away at home November 15. He was the loving of Carol Ann (Blouse) Armistead. James is also survived by sons, David J. (Jennifer) Armistead of Cumru Twp., Mark L. Armistead, H. Dwight Armistead and Harry G. Armistead, all of Kenhorst; grandchildren, Courtney, Christian and Connor; and brother, Richard (Gloria) Armistead of Florida.

Anna M. (Briner) Askin, 88, of Sinking Spring, and formerly of Wyomissing and Harrisburg, passed away November 19 in her residence. She was the widow of Reynolds F. M. Askin. Anna is survived by daughters, Sondra L. (Gil) Parthemore of New Cumberland, Linda Gisler of Camarillo, CA, Helene (Ed) Smith of Sinking Spring, and Anne (Vic) Dykty of Sinking Spring; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Anna A. Assetto, 82, of Reading, passed away November 19 at The Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading. She was the wife of Ralph L. Assetto. Anna is survived by daughters, Cynthia Raven of Reading, Lisa (Robert) Farkas of Reading, Nancy (Peter) Tomko of Kenhorst; son, Brian Assetto of Reading; grandchildren, Michael, Janell, Albert, Patrick, Lauren and Kristina; great-grandchildren, Briona, Aiden and Isalena; sister, Lena Mack, and brother, Joe Angelisanti.

Robert Charles Baer, 83, of Birdsboro, passed away November 16 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Lehigh Co. He was the husband of June (Johnson) Baer. Also surviving are sons, Ricky A. (Martina) Baer of Birdsboro, Randy C. (Connie) Baer of Exeter Twp.; daughters, Bonnie L., (Perez) Isom of Pemberton, NJ, Jeanne L. (Joseph) Nuss of Exeter Twp., and grandchildren.

Herman Bonilla, 82, of Reading, passed away November 19. He was the widower of Evalina (Torres) Borilla. Herman is survived by sons, Baldwin (Nora) Bonilla of Reading, and Aladdin Bonilla of Pottstown; sisters, Gloria Bonilla and Alva Bonilla, both of Puerto Rico; brother, Deacon Victor Bonilla of Philadelphia; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

James H. Boyer, 77, of Pottstown, passed away November 20 in his residence. He was the husband of the late Rosalinda (Fraizer) Boyer.

Barbara J. Breidegam, 83, of Reading, passed away November 18 at her residence. She is survived by daughters, Patricia Layton of Reading, and Lori Breidegam of Temple; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

George F. Breidegam, 86, of Wyomissing, passed away November 18th in the Reading Hospital. He was born in Reading, Pa. Surviving is one son, Kerry L. Breidegam; one sister, June Walls; 7 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Baby Jose Luis Jimenez Caicedo was born and passed away November 15 in the Reading Hospital. He was a son of Jose L. Jimenez and Diana Caicedo. Also surviving are grandparents, Andrea Suarez and Luis A. Caicedo, Jeanette Colon and Gerardo Jimenez; and great-grandparents.

Asuncion (Desarden Rodriguez) Chaparro, 79, passed November 15 in Golden Living Center, Exeter Twp. She was the widow of Manuel Chaparro. Surviving are children abd grandchildren, Stephanie, Tiffany, Tamika, Cicily, Hector, Andrena and Eddrick; great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters.

Joseph David, of Wyomissing, passed away November 18 in Reading Hospital. He is survived by brother, Dick; sister, Sylvia; children, Paul (Robyn) Jasko, Elisa (Joe) Hammes, Erica (Jack) Meredith; grandsons, Ajax, Nathan, and Hector.

Phyllis J. Deininger, 83, of West Lawn, passed away November 21 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading. She was the widow of William H. Deininger. Phyllis is survived by daughter, Stephanie J. Deininger of New Berlinville; sons, William J. Deininger and Randy H. Deininger, both of West Lawn; and grandchildren.

Millie C. (Galt) Durbec, 93, of Reading, passed away November 19 in ManorCare Health Services, Muhlenberg Twp. She was the widow of Louis Sanford Durbec. Millie is survived by children, Patricia A. (Thomas) Krick of Reading, James C. (Debra) Strausser of Reading, and Lou S. (Kristin A.) Durbec of Mohrsville; siblings, Tammy (Tony) Pugliese, Chrissy (Ted) Wright, Tasha (Ryan) Ness, Thomas Krick, Kevin Krick, Tabitha Durbec, and Dannielle Peters; grandchildren, Salvatore, Isabella, Ava, Aiden, Wyatt, Gemma, Ashley, Ethan, Rebecca and Shawn; nieces and nephews; and former daughters-in-law, Darlene and Shirley.

Karl H. Eisele, 96, of Wyomissing, passed away November 17 in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Jean (Koch) Eisele. Karl is also survived by son, Brian (Theresa) Eisele; daughter, Sharon (Lee) High; grandchildren, Vicki, Tim, Libby and Alex; and great-grandchildren, Dylan, Samantha, Devon, and Embrey.

Fay L. Erb, 89, of Reinholds, passed away November 19 at ManorCare Health Services, Laureldale. She was the widow of Robert H. Erb. Fay is survived by son, Daniel R. Erb of Reinholds; and grandsons, Spencer D. Erb and Skyler C. Erb.

Irma M. (Langer) Ernesto, 95, passed away November 21 at Berks Heim. She was the wife of the late Charles “Charlie” Ernesto. Surviving are children, Charles C. Jr. of Bridgeville, DE, Charlene A. (Edward) Hartmann of Myerstown, John M. (Suzanne) of Shillington, and Joseph T. (Barbara) of Reading; grandchildren, Charles C. III (Cindy), Sean M. (Anne), Jason C. (Lan), Katherine A. (Eric), Ann E. (Christopher), A.J. (Lynn), and Jennifer (John); great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; sister, Lenore Deputy of Ambler; nieces and nephew.

Joseph W. Farrow, 80, of Douglassville, passed away November 17. He was the husband of Mary Anne Farrow. Joe is survived by daughters, Kathleen (Richard) Shelton, Lorraine (Erik) Andresen; brother-in-law, Kenneth Culnan; grandchildren, Jennifer, Michael, Sarah, Steven, Amanda, Kelsey and Erik; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth V. (Schulze) Fick, 90, formerly of Douglassville, passed away November 20 at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. She was the widow of Lester E. Fick, Sr. Surviving are sons, Richard L. (Judith) Fick of Boyertown, Lester E. Fick, Jr. of Forksville, PA, and Dennis A. (Judith) Fick of Exeter Twp.; daughter, Robin A. Lovell of Manheim; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Steve A. Fisher, 62, of West Lawn and passed away November 18 at the Berkshire Center in Exeter Twp. He is survived by sisters, Wendy S. (John) Glassmoyer of Sinking Spring, and Ruth Ann (Roy) Blimline of Gouglersville; brothers, Kerry C. Fisher of Reinholds, and Jay M. (Jamie) Fisher of Fleetwood; nieces and nephews.

Edith Fay Foreman, 84, of Reading, passed away November 16 in The Reading Hospital. Her husband, Charles W. Foreman, Sr., preceded her in death. Edith is survived by children, Edward L. Foreman of Leesport, Sharon L. Chavez of Reading, Kevin R. (Belinda J.) Foreman, Sr. of Leesport, Tara L. (Mario Sr.) Perez of Reading; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pauline K. (Kline) Gehrig, 93, formerly of Wyomissing, and a resident at The Lutheran Home at Topton, passed away November 16 at the Lehigh Valley Medical Center, Allentown. Her husband, Russell H. Gehrig, preceded her in death.

William I. “Worm” Graul, Jr., 72, of Sinking Spring, passed away November 15 in ManorCare, Sinking Spring. He was the husband of Ruth (Firing) Graul. William is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Denton Young Griesemer, 88, passed away November 18 in Season Hospice at Phoenixville Hospital. He was the husband of the late Dorothy A. (Fioravanti) Griesemer. Surviving are daughters, Deborah G. (Clifford G. Sr.) Hirneisen and Dorothy G. (Jeffrey R.) Wert, both of Reading; grandchildren, Aubrey (William) Fournier, and Jeffrey R. (Allison) Wert, Jr.; and great-grandson, Jack Harrison Wert.

Rodney “Punch” Hehnly, 61, of Robesonia, passed away November 15 at his home. He was the husband of Margaret (Gordon) Hehnly. Surviving are sons, Heath, Jason and Colton; grandsons; brothers, Larry and Ronald; and sisters, Doris McNally, Barb Landis and Deborah Trout.

Virginia M. “Ginny” Heim, 93, of Reading, passed away November 18 in the Berkshire Center, Exeter Twp. She was the widow of Paul A. Heim, Sr. Ginny is survived by son, Paul A. Jr. (Eileen) of Exeter; daughter, Patricia A. (John Jr.) McCurdy of Mohnton; grandchildren, William, Kirsten, Kathryn, and Laura; and great-grandchild, Abigail Virginia.

Harry Hoffa, Jr., 86, of Denver, passed away November 21 at Manor Care, Sinking Spring. He is survived by daughters, Cindy D. (Stanley) Czarnecki, Denver, and Debbie L. (Kenneth) Good, Mt. Joy; grandchildren, Stanley, Cari and Bryan; and great-grandchildren, Nathan and Olivia.

Catherine M. Hoffman, 102, formerly of Reading, passed away November 20 in Mifflin Center. She was preceded in death by husbands, Chester Bertolet, John Yourkavitch; and Robert B. Hoffman. Catherine is survived by granddaughter, Karen S. (Joseph A.) Stavarski of Wyomissing; and great-grandson, Derek Joseph Stavarski.

Jeanne K. Hoffmaster, 94, formerly of Shillington, passed away November 21 in Berks Heim. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Hoffmaster. Jeanne is survived by daughter, Linda J. Field of Wyomissing; grandsons, Christopher (Padget) Field, and Peter (Ashley) Field; great-grandson, Baker Field; nieces and nephews.

William R. Hornberger, 64, of Shillington, passed away November 18 at the Reading Hospital. Surviving are siblings, Kathleen L. Hornberger (Craig L. Hillemann) of Aston, PA, Laraine F. Hornberger of Cumru Twp., Debra A. (Ronald) Sellers of Millsboro, DE, John A. (Karen L.)Hornberger of Royersford, Teresa J. (Leslie) Seidel of Wauwatosa, WI, David M. (Dawn E.) Hornberger of Wernersville, Rebecca K. (Paul) Mangold of Lancaster, and Thomas W. (Lisa M.) Hornberger of Spring City; nieces and nephews.

Margaret Anna “Peggy” Jarvis, 81, of Reading, passed away November 20 in ManorCare Laureldale. She is survived by nieces and a nephew.

Arthur Lee Johnson, 63, of Exeter Twp., passed away November 18 at Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading. He was the husband of Cynthia A. (Williams) Johnson. Arthur is survived by daughters, Syrie D. (Marcus) Sciulli of Clementon, NJ, Elizabeth D. (Stewart) Allen of Palm Harbor, FL, Teherra M Kearse of Petersburg, VA, and Helen A. Williams of Reading.

Delton Llewellyn Johnson, 90, of Birdsboro, passed away November 21. He was the widower of Dorothy Annetta (Bryan) Johnson. Surviving are son, Dennis L. (Lisa A.) Johnson of Morgantown; daughter, Della A. (Barry G.) Drey of Birdsboro; grandchildren, Rebecca and Bryan; and great-grandchildren.

Clarence A. “Tiny” Koch, 86, of Heidelberg Twp., passed away November 19 in the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy I. (Barr) Koch. Also surviving are sons, Tommy A. of Heidelberg Twp., and Wayne S. of Windham, NH; grandchildren, Gillian, Morgan, Andrew and Kirsten; brothers, Barry of South Heidelberg Twp., and Ronald of Sinking Spring.

Vincent P. Kremp, 99, of Ruscombmanor Twp., passed away November 19 at the Berkshire Center. He was the husband of the late Evelyn N. Kremp. Vincent is survived by nephews, Gary Kulp of Glenmoore, Robert Eck of West Reading; and nieces, Judith Klein of Stoney Creek, Linda Embleton of Myerstown and Sue Wueschinski of Springfield, PA.

Jacquelyn D. (Mengel) Laskey, 88, of Reading, passed away November 19 in ManorCare Health Services, Muhlenberg Twp. She is survived by daughters, Cay E. (Scott A. Sr.) Seidel  of South Temple, and Peggy S. Berringer of Temple; grandson, Scott A. Seidel, Jr.; great-granddaughter, Madeline Seidel; and brother, Gerald A. Mengel of Muhlenberg Twp.

Elizabeth Maldonado-Caraballo, 67, of Reading, passed away November 17 at the Mifflin Center. She is survived by children, Reinaldo, Ramón, José, Adela, Angel and Elizabeth; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and siblings, Carmen, Salvador and Abiasaph.

Nicolas Gonzalez Mora, 80, of Georgetown, DE, passed away November 18 in his residence. He is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Richard Edward “Dickie” “Poppop” Morris, 69, passed away November 21 in his Muhlenberg Twp. residence. He was the husband of Elizabeth Ann (Mauldin) Morris. Also surviving are stepson, Anthony C. (Stephanie J.) Williams of Muhlenberg Twp.; sister, Patricia Kay Morris of Denver, Lancaster Co.; grandchildren, Morgan R. and Conor R. Williams; and nephew, Scott E. (Carol) Zerkowski, and their son, Dalton.

Mary Ann Oponski, 77, of Reading, passed away November 18 in the Reading Hospital & Medical Center. She was the widow of Rodney Oponski. Mary is survived by sisters, Agnes Evans of Reading, and Pat Kostzewa of Ontelaunee Twp.; nieces and nephews.

Richard Donald Quinn, 88, of Oley Twp., passed away November 17 in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Irene Emily (Ehrhart) Quinn. Also surviving are children, Steven R. Quinn of Perkiomenville, Mark Keith Quinn of Comer, GA, Bonnie L. Wood of DeLand, FL, and Sharon Hussar of Oley Twp.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild.

Sandra L. (Barrell) Reber, 67, of Reading, passed away November 16. She was the wife of Larry D. Reber. Sandra is also survived by son, Michael (Cynthia) Gerhard of Reading; daughters, Heidi (Wilfredo) Lopez and Kimberly Reber, both of Reading; and grandchildren, Nathan, Marcos, Joshua, Isaac and Katie.

Benjamin Rolon, 59, of Reading, passed away November 21 in Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is survived by brothers and sisters.

Jo Ann M. Short, 79, of Kenhorst, passed away November 19 in Golden Living Center, Exeter Twp. She was the wife of Benjamin W. Short, Sr. Jo Ann is also survived by daughter, Denise Trump of Muhlenberg Twp.; son, Eddie Billman, Jr. of Pottsville; and grandchildren, Tristen, Taylor, Morgan and Damien.

George B. Spanier, 90, passed away November 18 in Berkshire Center. He is survived by his wife, Dolores T. Spanier; children, Barbara A. (George) Rough, Suzanne M. (Gerald) Young, George B. (Carol) Spanier, James A. (Christine) Spanier, and Robert J. (Cheryl) Spanier; and grandchildren.

George E. Stauffer, 96, of Exeter Twp., passed away November 20 at his residence in Elmcroft of Reading. He was the widower of Dinty (Boland) Stauffer. George is survived by daughters, Deatra (Ronald) Quell, Gabrielle (Terrence) Dietrich, and Darcye Morawski; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brother, Max Schulkins.

Diane L. (Royer) Strohl, 67, of Cumru Twp., passed away November 15 at the Reading Hospital. Surviving are daughter, Elizabeth Strohl, Hellertown; son, Joseph (Krista) Strohl, Reading; and grandchildren, Nicholas, Alyssa, Lindsey and Christian.

Teri L. Tademy, 55, of Laureldale, passed away November 21 in her residence. She was the wife of R. Keith Tademy, and the daughter of her biological father, Paul J. Tibbetts, and her father, James H. Day, Shillington, and the late Sandra L. (Jones) Day. Also surviving are children, Jamie Tibbetts (Scott Oliver) of Philadelphia, and Eric K. Tademy, at home; grandchild, Mya S. Oliver; brother, Paul J. (Tracy) Tibbetts, Jr.; and sisters, Lori J. Tademy, Ami L. Day and Holli A. Day.

Helen R. Taylor, 98, of Berks Heim, passed away November 21 at Berks Heim, Leesport. She was the widow of James W. Taylor. Helen is survived by daughter, Caroline R. (David) Brumbach of Fleetwood; stepson, Robert J. Taylor of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Matthew and Rebecca; stepgranddaughter, Shannon; and great-grandchildren, Peter, Naomi and Gabriel.

Roy C. “Buddy” Wolf, Jr., 93, of Sinking Spring, passed away November 18 at Manor Care Sinking Spring. His wife, Miriam (Krick) Wolf, preceded him in death. Roy is survived by children, Barbara A. (Robert) Magaro of Reading, Ann Louise Russum of Delaware, Mary Lou (Robert) Aims of York, Walter D. Moyer of Reading, and Clastine Niece of Harrisburg; stepchildren, Linda (Jesse) Tibbs of Florida, and Delphine (Rodney) Magaro of Newman.

Ruth M. Wolfe, 99, formerly of Mount Penn, passed away November 16 at Countryside Christian Community, Annville. She was the widow of Richard S. Wolfe. She is survived by nieces and nephews.