Michael J. Alley, 57, of Reading, passed away October 7 in his residence. He was the son of Dalton and Margaret (Nyce) Alley. Surviving are son, Bryton; daughter, Bayile; brothers, Joseph and Charles; and sister, Margaret Atkinson.
Kelly Jane Bailey, 45, passed away October 5 in the Reading Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Kevin S. Bailey, Sr., and a daughter of Sandra (Werner) Hughes, of Wernersville, and the late Brian O’Neill Hughes.Kelly is also survived by children, Emily Hughes and Anthony Hughes, both of Georgia, Karissa Bailey of California, and Kevin S. Bailey, Jr. of Exeter; grandchildren; siblings, Chester Hughes of Wernersville, Ruth (Jose) Rivera and Anna Hughes, both of Reading; parents-in-law, Pastor and Mrs. Leroy Bailey; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Rita M. (Jackson) Bailey, 90, formerly of West Reading, passed away October 9 in the Mifflin Center. Her husband, Lee E. Bailey, preceded her in death. Rita is survived by children, David L. (Susan) Bailey, and Douglas A. Bailey, both of Wyomissing Hills, Judy A. Gilfert, Spring Twp.; brother, Edward Jackson, Buffalo, NY; grandchildren, Jonathan (Amanda), Jaimie, Michael, and Andrea; and great-grandchildren, Max and Emma.
Paul R. Baker, 49, of Mohnton, passed away October 5 at Reading Hospital. He was the father of Mark Ryan Baker and Paul Matthew Baker of Holland, PA. Paul is also survived by brothers and sisters.
Donald C. “Donnie” Bitler, 81, of Gibraltar, passed away October 8 in his residence. He was the husband of Kathleen M. (Hine) Bitler. Donald is also survived by children, Chris M. (Christine) Bitler of Morristown, NJ; daughter, Cheri L. (Jeffrey) Richard of Exeter Twp.; sister, Elsie Piper of Gibraltar; and grandchildren, Clayton, Joshua, Zachary and Dana.
Frances Stella (Janikowski) Blekicki, 99, of Reading, passed away October 11 in the Berkshire Center.Her husband, Walter Blekicki, preceded her in death. Frances is survived by sister, Julia Wolff of Reading; brothers, Casmir Jannis of Bay Harbor Islands, FL, and Stanley Janikowski of Alma, MI; sons, John Blekicki of Reading, and Thomas Blekicki of Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Sara Blekicki,Julie Blekicki, Todd Blekicki, Tamatha Burton, John Blekicki, and Heather Keller; and great-grandchildren.
Sharon L. (Eisenhauer) Bright, 63, formerly of Berks County, passed away August 9 at Carlton Shores Nursing Home in Daytona Beach, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Bright. Sharon is survived by her mother, M. Eileen (McDonald) Weidner of Reading; sister, Peggy Ann Oberholtzer of Glendora, NJ; and daughter, Tina Belz of Reading.
Ethel E. Campbell, 90, of Reading, passed away October 7 at her residence. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald R. Campbell. Ethel is survived by daughters, Sharen K. Yeager of Reading, Lyn C. (Rodney) Yeager of Laureldale, and Terry L. (Timothy) Gross of Denver; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Emilio Colon, 82, of Reading, passed away October 7 in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bern Twp. He is survived by his wife, Maria L. (Soria) Colon; stepson, Daniel F. Jr., Reading; stepdaughter, Sonia (Henry), Lakeland, FL; brother, Tonin, Puerto Rico; grandchildren, Sierra, Dominic, Jarel, Aaliyah and Sariah; and great-grandson, Jaxson.
Celestia M. “Sissy” Deeds, 85, passed away October 6 at the Reading Hospital. She is survived by siblings, Bruce Deeds, Norman (Eleanor) Deeds, and Sharon (Kevin) Maier; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and -nephews.
Ruth Anna Drevicki, 90, of Bern Twp., passed away October 6 at the Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Michael G. Drevicki. Ruth is survived by daughter, Sandra L. Hauger of Reading; son, David M. Drevicki of Reading; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
David Joseph Dugan, 76, of Reading, passed away October 8 in the Diakon Lutheran Home in Topton. He was the husband of Lia Denise (Rissmiller) Dugan. David is survived by daughter, Jennifer (Benjamin) Randazzo of Reading; sister Judith (Rod) Dunkle of Myerstown; grandchildren, Catherine Irwin, Michael Irwin, Chelsey Frost; nieces and nephews.
Fern M. Eschbach, 92, of Temple, formerly of Blandon, passed away October 11 in the Reading Hospital. She was the widow of Woodrow W. Eschbach. Surviving are children, Rosemary (Norman) Zimmerman of Florida, Barbara Rowlands and Lori (Everett Jr.) Erb, both of Temple, and Lisa (David) Brown of Tuckerton; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Charles Kemmerer, Jr., Susanna Watt, Grace Fick, and Clarence and Roland Kemmerer.
Anna Fayewicz, 91, of Temple, passed away October 11. She is survived by nieces and nephews.
Carol L. Frankhouser, 79, of Reinholds, passed away October 11 at Reading Hospital & Medical Center.She was the wife of John Frankhouser. Carol is survived by sons, Dale (Brenda) Frankhouser and Kenny (Beth) Frankhouser, both of Sinking Spring; brother, Melvin Eager, and sisters, Ruby Fryberger and Lillian Messner, all of Sinking Spring.
Dolores “Dolly” Gay, 87, of Maidencreek Twp., passed away October 11 in Reading Hospital. Her husband, Michael “Joe” Campion, preceded her in death. Dolly is survived by daughter, Denise (Patrick) Nally of Reading; son, Dennis A. Gay of Muhlenberg Twp.; granddaughters, Amanda Nally and Alyssa Nally; stepchildren, Bonnie, Brenda, Eileen, Mary Jane and Michael; and stepgrandchildren.
Karen M. Hart, 59, of Shillington, passed away October 5 in the Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Gene L. Hart. Also surviving are children, Dwayne G. (Natasha) Hart of Kenhorst, Krystal M. (Mark) Gioielli of Catasauqua, Northampton Co., and Timothy R. (Lynn) Hart of Shoemakersville; grandchildren, Joseph and Hunter Hart, Cheyenne Gioielli and Codie and Savannah Hart; and siblings, Patricia Peters of Blandon, Linda Patterson and Richard (Sandra) Brown, both of Reading, and Sharon Leslie of Laureldale.
Tillie F. (Pawlik) (Franckowiak) Henderson, 91, of Mt. Penn, passed away October 10. She was predeceased by first husband, Bernard Franckowiak, and second husband, Clyde Henderson. Tillie is survived by children, Thomas C. (Maureen) Franckowiak, Linda (Thomas) Kohl, and Teresa Nowotarski; stepchildren, Mark (Sandy) Henderson, Tyrone (Jacqueline) Frankcowiak, and Donald (Dawn) Franckowiak; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Margaret Heredia, 47, of Reading, passed away October 9 in Reading Hospital. She is survived by stepfather, Amador Reyes; daughter, Annie M. Heredia Gibson; son, Angel Luis Diaz Gibson; sisters, Edna Millisock and Stella Gibson; grandchildren, Vanessa Diaz, Kenneth Diaz and Jovani Diaz; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Nathaniel L. Hinkle, 20, of Reading, passed away October 7. He was the son of Geoffrey and Claire Hinkle. Nathan is also survived by siblings, Crescentia (Leighton) DeGoede of Bloomfield, NJ, Laura (Victor) Cordero of Washington, DC, and Joseph Hinkle of San Leandro, CA; grandfather, Gerald Hinkle of Kenhorst; aunts, Christine Murray of Kenhorst and Christiane (Stanley) Riveles of Taos, NM; uncle, Daniel (Claudia) Hinkle of Mohnton; niece, Rose DeGoede; and cousins, Crystal, Angie, Maria, Shane and Luis.
Marion L. Hixon, 80, passed away October 6 in her Shillington residence. She was the wife of Wilbur Hixon. Marion is also survived by daughter, Gayle M. Wardenski of Yucaipa, CA; and grandchildren, Tyler J. Wardenski and Kirby Wardenski.
Cathleen L. Hulver, 63, of Alsace Twp., passed away October 7 at her residence. She is survived by children, Kirsten M. (Bradley J.) Eppler of Reading, Carrie J. Saylor of Bethlehem, and Daniel R. (Jenna) Saylor of Nova, OH.
Marvin Lynwood “Tookie” Jones, Sr., 73, of Reading, passed away October 6 in Lebanon. He is survived by half-siblings, Jay Wall, Bobby Wall, Yvonne Wall and Jacqueline Wall-Nealy; children, Diana (David) Shefton and Sandra, both of Reading, Marvin (Julie) Jones, Jr., Erie, PA, Celisa (Acquano) Bey, Reading, Clifford (Carla) Speaks, Amelia, Acworth, GA, Cary and Edward, both of Reading; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and extended family.
Carl E. Kern, 80, of Cumru Twp., passed away October 4 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Kay R. (Fisher) Kern. Also surviving are children, Linda K. (David A.) Breitenstein of Mohnton, Teresa L. (David C.) Naples of Morgantown, and Carl O. (Cathy R.) Kern, of Elkhart, IN; grandchildren, Samuel, Tyler, Adam, Chase, Courtney and Cole; great-grandchild, Lexus; and sisters, Barbara Edleman of Temple, and Miriam Herman of Manheim.
George R. Killoran, Jr., 92, passed away October 5 in his Robeson Twp. residence. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Konesky) Killoran. George is survived by son, George R. (Denise) Killoran of Birdsboro; sister, Shirley (Ammon) Pauley of Reading; grandchildren, Kimberly and Tina; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Nelda May (Harding) Koch, 87, of Temple, passed away in the Reading Hospital October 8. She was the widow of Martin L. Koch. Surviving are children, Nancy L. Wails, John W. (Linda) Dundore, Linda M. Wails, Peggy A. Harmon and James H. (Helen) Willard; stepchildren, Roseann S. Zimmerman of Blandon, Susan J. Quinter of Temple, John D. (Marsha) Painter of Blandon, Ann (James) Reid of Boothwyn, and Jane (George) Riggins of Florida; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Maizie Grove and Patricia Steiffel; and brother, Dick (Jane) Harding.
Edward David Kroznuski, 43, of Blue Bell, passed away October 8 in Old Bridge, NJ. He was a son of Edward V. and Margaret A. “Penny” (Rayson) Kroznuski of Exeter Twp.Also surviving are daughters, Elizabeth and Catherine; sister, Lori (Brett) Mack of Exeter Twp.; nieces, Riley and Taylor; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Marcie J. (Baker) Mannion, 41, of Exeter Twp., passed away October 7 at the Reading Hospital & Medical Center. She was the daughter of Donald L. and Elizabeth J. (Kim) Baker, of Robeson Twp., and the wife of Mark J. Mannion. Also surviving are sons, Mark J. Mannion, Jr. and Ryan J. Mannion, both at home; brother, Christopher L. Baker of Laos; and sister, Julie Baker of Wernersville.
Iva E. McCullough, 84, of Reading, passed away October 4 in her residence. She is survived by son, James L. (Deborah A.) McCullough of Reading; daughter, Lynne K. Denunzio of Reading; grandchildren, Sean, Jason, Matthew, Kira; and great-granddaughters, Abigail, Gabrielle and Aspen.
Massie M. McFarlin, 89, passed away October 9 in Reading Medical Center. She was the widow of Bonzel McFarlin. Surviving are children, Margaret (Robert) Brookins, Gwendolyn (Frank) Perry, Judy (Michael) Butler, Ellis and Bonzel McFarlin, Jr.; adopted daughter, Janet Johnson; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Richard A. Moore, 84, passed away at his residence in the Highlands at Wyomissing. He is survived by his wife, Doris. Richard is also survived by son, Gary Moore of Chester Co.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Deborah John; and stepgrandchildren.
Elsie M. (Long) Mountz, 104, of Robesonia, passed away October 5. She was the widow of Harold M. Mountz. Elsie is survived by sons, Barry L. (June) Mountz, Keith H. Mountz, and Bruce R. (Nancy) Mountz; daughter, Janice M. Mountz; grandchildren, Daryl (Amy) Mountz, Tina (Kevin) Vorhees, Tammy (Todd) Lobaugh, Joshua Mountz, and Andrew Mountz; great-grandchildren, Cory and Austin Lobaugh, Sarah and Rachel Vorhees, and A.J. and Athanasia Mountz; nieces and nephews.
Edward R. Niedrowski, 73, of Wyomissing, passed away October 6 at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Teresa E. (Drexler) Niedrowski; children, Jeffrey A. (Lynn M.) Niedrowski of Reading, and Michael S. (Beth L.) Niedrowski of Wernersville; grandchildren, Hunter, Evan, Lexis, Cameryn, Collin and Tyler Niedrowski; brother, Dennis L. (Susan) Niedrowski; and sister, Jeannette J. (Larry) Haas.
Charles L. Rhein, Jr., 89, of Wyomissing, passed away October 7 at Manor Care Sinking Spring. He is survived by his wife, Mary E. (Taglieber) Rhein; son, Jeffrey C. Rhein of Wyomissing; grandson, Matthew J. (Symone G.) Rhein of Philadelphia; great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Pfleger, Gertrude Reeser and Alice Knauer; and brothers, Elwood and Robert Rhein.
Patricia Ann (Wilson) Sigmund, 76, of Reading, passed away in her home October 3. She was the widow of LeRoy J. Sigmund. Surviving are sons, LeRoy Sigmund and Peter Sigmund, both of Reading, Frederick (Michele) Sigmund of Centerport, and Lee (Lisa)Sigmund of Reading; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Ruth N. Toth, 97, of Reading, passed away October 6 in Berks Heim, Bern Twp. She was predeceased by her husband, Julius A. Toth. Ruth is survived by nieces and nephews.
Mary Antionette (Leone) Vaccaro, 94, of Hyde Park, passed away October 7 at Berkshire Center. She was the widow of Santo A. Vaccaro. Mary is survived by children, Sandra Marie Kalbach and Angelo P. (Karen) Vaccaro; grandchildren, Heather M. (Mark D.) Moser, Bally, and Michael A. Vaccaro and Matthew P. Vaccaro, both of North Carolina; great-grandsons, Jackson S. Moser, and Luke G. Moser, both of Bally; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Christopher J. Wambold, 28, of Exeter, passed away October 4 in Reading Hospital Medical Center. He was a son of Michael J. Wambold, of Exeter, and Ingrid Richter, of Stockton, NJ. Chris is also survived by daughter, Lydia Wambold, and her mother, Wanda Maldonado; brother, Bryan E. Wambold of Reading; grandmother, Berta Richter; half-brothers, Michael, Jeffrey and Steven; half-sisters, Stephanie Appleby and Lindsey Kahn; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Marie Wansley, 90, of Reading, passed away October 6 in St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
Nina E. Weber, 55, of Shillington, passed away October 10. She was the daughter of Laura P. (Mackey) Simon Shaw, of Hazel Green, AL, and the late Charlie B. Simon. Nina is also survived by daughters, Candace Blatt of Reading, Jessica Bentz of Shillington, Amber Bentz of Temple; sons, Richard Blatt, Jr. of Bethel, James (Mary) Blatt of Wernersville, Michael (Rachel) Blatt and Matthew (Leah Blatt), both of Bethel; grandchildren; sister, Laura M. (Jerry) Clark of Hazel Green, AL; brother, James (Angela) Simon of Germany; nieces and nephews.
Sister Clare Marie Whitely, 83, of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Third Order Regular of St. Francis, passed away October 9 at St. Joseph Villa, Reading. She is survived by sisters, Eileen Braidech and Marilyn Lashuay, both of Ohio; and brother, Richard Whitely of Ohio.
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