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Obituaries

Joan M. Adams, 74, of Jackson Twp., passed away September 18, in the Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Arden L. Adams. She is also survived by her sisters, Carol Graff and Pat Hoch.

Dorothy S. Beck, 96, of Pottstown, passed away September 16 in her residence. She was the wife of the late Raymond W. Beck. Surviving are sons, Ronald, Richard and Reagan Beck.

Melody Nadine Bieber, 56, of Shillington, passed away in the Reading Hospital September 9. She is survived by son, Jonathan M. (Stephani) Bieber, and granddaughter, Emma, of Mohnton; mother, Nancy J. Bieber of Shillington; brother, Karl R. (Anna) Bieber of Exeter Twp.; and sister, Brenda (Kevin) Gordon of Palatine, IL.

Maxine J. “Mickey” (Delp) Blatt, 83, of Ontelaunee Twp., passed away September 15 in her residence. She was the widow of Robert W. Blatt. Survivingare son, Robert R. Blatt of Ontelaunee Twp.; and brother, Russell C. (Nancy) Delp of Blandon.

Deborah Ann Bourgeois, 61, passed away September 17 in Penn State Health St. Joseph. She was predeceased by her life partner, Dave Sheeder. Deborah is survived by son, Paul J. Bird (Juana Verdu); grandson, Jordan Segis; and brothers, Charles W. Bourgeois and Paul Bourgeois.

William C. “Bill” Boyd, 83, of Bernville, passed away September 19 in Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the widower of Joan (Schell) Boyd. Surviving are children, William L. Boyd of Donaldson, Schuylkill Co., James D. Boyd of Bernville, and Penny (Leonard) Sokolovich of Bernville; grandchildren, Bethany Clark, Andrew Sokolovich, William J., Alyssa and Morgan Boyd and Nicholas Sokolovich; and great-grandchildren, Killian Clark and William J. Boyd II.

Edward D. Boyer, 59, passed away September 20 at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He was the husband of Cynthia L. (Brumbach) Boyer. He was the son of Betty J. (Spayd) Boyer, of Alsace Twp., and the late Luther L. Boyer, as well as the brother to Steven Boyer, of Pike Twp., and Randy Boyer, of Rockland Twp. Eddie is survived by daughters, Kylene M. Jones of Exeter Twp., and Kaitlyn Boyer (Carlo Pucciarmati) of Bristol Borough, Bucks Co.; grandchildren, Evianna and Trevyn Jones.

Semerian (SB) B. Brown, Jr., 85, of Reading, passed away September 14 at Manor Care, Laureldale. He was the husband of Estella (Valentine) Brown. Also surviving are grandchildren, Tracie, Michael and Ashley.

Dorothy Ann “Aunt Doll” (Boas) Buser, 93, of Shillington, passed away September 15 at the St. Joseph Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony E. Buser. Survived are nephew, Tom Lawlor, with whom she resided, and other nieces and nephews, and their families.

Theresa J. Dowling, 60, of Newmanstown, passed away September 14 in the Reading Hospital. She was the wife of James F. Dowling. Theresa is also survived by daughter, Terri I. Dowling, Shillington; sister, Barbara (Roy) Fuchs, Exeter; nieces and nephews.

June Lynne (Yocom) Greth, 97, formerly of Reading and Shillington, passed away in Hearthstone at Amity September 14. She was the wife of the late Walter I. Greth. Surviving June is granddaughter, Kristin Greth, of Ohio.

Margaret R. Hafer, 85, of Reading, passed away September 17 in the Laurel Center, Hamburg. She was predeceased by her husband, William L. Hafer, Sr. Margaret is survived by daughters, Donna M. Hafer of Sinking Spring, Cynthia L. (Kenneth) Frankhouser of Mohrsville, Pamela A. (Boris) Pikhtovnikoff of Sinking Spring, and Emma Jean (Angell Sr.) Viera of West Lawn; son, William L. (Amy) Hafer, Jr. of Exeter Twp.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dennis M. Hawkins, 52, of West Lawn, passed away September 15 at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the son of Russel W. and Vicki (Vinson) Hawkins. Dennis is survived by his wife, Maria S. (Mendoza) Hawkins; children, Kevin, Daren, Mario, Michael, Karen and Michele; grandchildren; and sisters.

Raymond S. Hill, 79, of West Wyomissing, passed away September 14 in ManorCare, West Reading. He is survived by children, James Hill, Brenda Hill, Kim Bunyard, Rhonda Putt, Chris Hill and Scott Hill; sister, Elsie Showers, Leesport; brother, John L. (Carol A.) Renaudette, Mohnton; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

James A. Kite III, 69, of Womelsdorf, passed away September 13 in the Reading Hospital. He is survived by his significant other, Judy C. Koller; her sons, Roger and Brian Hostetter; his sons, James A. Kite IV and David Kite; and siblings, Sandra Bricker, Dale Kite and Coleen Foltz.

Erma Kowalski, 96, of West Lawn, passed away September 16 in her residence. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Kowalski. Erma is survived by children, Jeanette Weaver-Posta, (Michael Posta Jr.), Phoenix, AZ, and Ann Kowalski, West Lawn; grandchildren, Tammy Rodriguez, Michelle Weaver and Jennifer Cassetta; great-grandchildren, Alexandria Rodriguez, Jared Cieniewicz, Hannah Rodriguez, Jillian Cieniewicz, Dylan Cassetta and Avery Cassetta; and great-great-grandson, Callan Lindower.

Eva Marie (Klick) Kulp, 50, fiancée of Jeffrey Myers, of Birdsboro, passed away in their home September 15. She was the daughter of George E. Klick, Sr. of Douglassville and the late Betty (Davis) Klick. Also surviving are daughters, Allison (Dylan) Auvil of Ohio, Brittney Strunk of New Jersey; brother, George E. (Joanne) Klick, Jr. of Birdsboro; and sister, Betty Jo (Russell) Kennedy of Delaware.

Linda Lee Labe. Survived are aunt, Betty J. Payne of Stony Creek; and cousins, Curt Payne, Birdsboro, Carl Payne, Fleetwood, and Eric Payne, Blandon.

June G. (Houck) Lesher, 73, of Leesport, passed away September 20 in the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She was the widow of Stanley M. Lesher. Surviving are children; Brenda L. Lesher of Oley, and Bryan L. Lesher of Wernersville; grandchildren, Brandon, Nathan and Wesley; brother, Carl G. Houck of Bernville; sisters, Pearl G. Zimmerman of Reading, Irene G. Sands of Wyomissing, and Mary G. Fakler of Womelsdorf; nieces and nephews.

William Edward Mathewson, Jr., 76, of Spring Twp., passed away September 13 at the Reading Hospital. He is survived by many family members.

Vincent Nester Miller, 94, of Reading, passed away September 20 at Manor Care-West Reading. He is survived by daughters, Karen A. (James) Ulrich, Carol J. Laureano and Debra L. Baver, all of Reading; sister, Vivian Reitz; grandchildren, Lyndsay Conforto, Christopher Laureano, Katy Ulrich; great-grandsons,Vincent and Brayden Laureano; stepgrandchildren, Melissa and Christopher; and step-great-granddaughter, Emma.

Robert L. Naugle, 86, passed away September 18 in the Reading Hospital. He is survived by sons, Terrence J. (Vivian) Naugle, Kenhorst, Scott K. (Debbie) Naugle, Hamburg; grandsons, Bradley S. (Laura E.) Naugle, Smyrna, DE, Gregory A. (Kristen E.) Naugle, Oklahoma City, OK; great-granddaughters, Emmaleigh, Ellisyn, Abrielle; great-grandson, Benjamin; brothers, Arthur C. (Ann M.) Naugle, William F. Naugle, Richard A. (Mary Lou) Naugle; sister-in-law, Geraldine Naugle, all of Shillington; nieces and nephews.

Gloria G. Noll, 76, of Temple, passed away September 21 in her residence. She was the widow of Jonas T. Noll. Gloria is survived by daughter, Sharon R. (John) St. Clair; son, Thomas J. (Lisa) Noll; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and sisters, Darlene Moyer and Dolores DeLong.

Margaret C. (Cummings) Noll, 88, of Reading, passed away September 18 in Manor Care Laureldale. She was the wife of Forrest W. Noll. Margaret is survived by sons, Forrest W. (Elizabeth) of Reading, Michael C. (Kathleen) of Shillington; daughter, Elizabeth M. Noll of Fleetwood; grandchildren; and sister, Mabel E. Cummings of Laureldale.

William C. Portner, 66, formerly of Reading, passed away September 14 in his Dover, DE, residence. He was the husband of Denise (Jarmon) Portner. William is survived by son, Eddie J. Troupe; and siblings, Julieann Epler, Barry Portner, Cynthia Portner and Stephen Portner.

Charles John Reese, Sr., 76, of Reading, passed away September 17 in the Reading Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. (Potteiger) Reese. Charles is also survived by sons, Charles J. (Teresa) Reese, Jr. of Reading, Christopher J. Reese of Muhlenberg; and grandchildren, Jessica, Kailey and Zachary.

Maria Rogelia Resto-Garcia, 83, of Reading, passed away September 14 in Reading Hospital. She was the widow of Vincente Caraballo-Roman. Maria is survived by daughters, Ruth Lopez-Garcia and Carmen Quinones; sons, Santiago Lopez-Garcia and Daniel Cruz-Garcia; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchild.

Doris M. Rhoads, 81, of Penn Twp., passed away September 15 in her home. She was the wife of Gerald R. Rhoads. Surviving are children, Rick A. (Patty L.) Rhoads of Wyomissing, and Steve S. (Jody L.) Rhoads of Mohrsville; grandchildren, Amanda and Lindsey Rhoads; nieces, Lori (Scott) Calpino, and Cheryl (Bob) Maull; and grandnephew, Ben Maull.

Evelyn L. (McCoy) Rothenberger, 82, formerly of Exeter Twp., passed away September 17 in Berkshire Center. She was the wife of the late Leon J. Rothenberger. Survived are sons, Ted (Linda) Rothenberger of Exeter Twp., and Tod (Anne) Rothenberger of Bunnell, FL; granddaughter, Kara Rothenberger, of Bunnell, FL; brother, Herbert McCoy of Turtletown, TN; and sisters, Linda Marone of Cape May, NJ, and Juanita Koenig of Bellingham, WA.

David P. Senft, 73, of Tilden Twp., passed away September 16 at his residence. He was the husband of Linda L. (Hartman) Senft. David is also survived by daughters, Kimberly J.E. Kissinger and Heather R. Sites, both of Tilden Twp.; sisters, Donna Bechtel of Oley, and Paula Brensinger, of Auburn, PA; brothers, William and Kenny Senft, both of Tilden Twp.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

David L. Shillady, 78, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away September 15 at home. He was the husband of Ethyl I. Shillady. David is also survived by brother, William S. (Judith) Shillady of New York; children, Stacey L. (John) Mikatavage, Scott D. Shillady and Shaun C. (Colleen M.) Shillady; grandchildren, Andrew Mikatavage, Amanda (Brian) Crow, Taryn, Connor and Brandon Shillady; nieces and spouses; grandnieces and -nephews.

Albert Smith, Jr., 54, of Birdsboro, passed away September 11 at the Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading. He was the son of Lavon (Hunt) Smith and Albert Smith, Sr., of Birdsboro.

Michael J. Steiger, Sr., 63 of Kenhorst, passed away September 21 at Mifflin Center, Shillington. He is survived by sons, Michael J. (Cinnomin) Steiger, Jr. of Womelsdorf, and Mitchell B. Steiger of Mt. Penn; grandchildren; brothers and sisters.

David J. Tillinger, 58, of Robesonia, passed away September 13 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon. He was the son of Mathias Tillinger of Lebanon and the late Anne (Laycock) Tillinger. David is also survived by his wife, Terri Tillinger; son, Mathew Tillinger of Lebanon; stepson, Zachary Billman of Sinking Spring; and aunt, Jane Laycock of West Chester.

Irwin Clayton Trupp, Sr., 93, formerly of Birdsboro, passed away September 15 at the Golden Living Center, Exeter Twp. He was the widower of Esther Mae (Vesperman) Trupp. Surviving are sons, Irvin C. Trupp, Jr. of Reinholds, Ronald E. Trupp of S. Heidelberg Twp., Randy A. Trupp and Kevin L. Trupp, both of Birdsboro; daughters, Pamela Supplee, Boyertown, and Kimberly S. Palmen, Pottsville; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

Rita Zambernardi, 81, passed away September 15 in Berks Heim. Surviving are sisters and a brother.