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Arthur Bailey, Jr., 51, of Reading, passed away March 13 in Reading Hospital. He was the son of Arthur “Mickey” Bailey Sr. and Lois Bailey of Reading, and husband of Tracey Bailey.  Also surviving are children, Saundra (Lamont) Pettus, Simone Bailey, Toni Bailey and Aaron Bailey of Reading; stepdaughters, Fallon Skinner, Monique Haupt and Jolyssa Templeton, of Reading; grandchild, Chase Santiago; sister, Audrey  (Rodney Sr.) Williams of Maryland; brothers, Gregory Bailey of Maryland, Ronnie Bailey and Tony Bailey of Reading; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Steven L. Barrell, 62, passed away March 14 at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is survived by former wife, Debra Barrell; daughters, Christie Himmelreich, Mary (Cory) Kunkle, Amanda Barrell (Scott Heffner), and Tricia Barrell; grandchildren, Abigail, Kayla, Dominic, Sophia, Riley, Savannah, Everett and Aaron; sisters, Elaine Miller and Beth (Kevin) Breisch; brother, Scott (Toni) Barrell; sister-in-laws, Deborah and Pam Barrell; uncle, George and aunt, Willy and family; nieces and nephews.

Jainaba Barrow, 105, of Spring Twp., passed away March 16 in St. Joseph Hospital.

Dale C. Bolton, 90, of Mount Penn, passed away March 13 in his residence. He was the husband of Anna J. (Madary) Bolton. Dale is also survived by daughters, Christie A. (William) McAllister of Sinking Spring and Jean M. (Chris) Novak of Nazareth, PA; grandchildren, Ryan, Ross, Eric and Amy; great-granddaughter, Lainey Olivia; and brother, Harold O. of Toledo, OH.

Margaret M. "Peg" Borkey, 92, formerly of Leesport, passed away March 15 in the Laurel Center, Tilden Twp. She was the widow of Floyd W. Borkey. Margaret is survived by grandson, Todd (Jane) Borkey of Maryland; great-grandchildren, Quinn Borkey of Georgia, and Hillary (Elliot) Wilster of Virginia; and great-great-granddaughter, Lylah Grace Wilster.

Marvin J. Breitenstein, 89, of Brecknock Twp., passed away March 13 in his residence. He was the widower of Betty Jane (Mohn) Breitenstein. Survivors include son, David A. (Linda) Breitenstein, Mohnton and grandson, Samuel D. Breitenstein.

Lois A. Buehrer, 90, of Shoemakersville, passed away March 14 in Laurel Center. She was the wife of Richard G. Buehrer. Also surviving are children, Donald M. Guldin Jr., Reading, Richard S. Buehrer, Shoemakersville, Craig S. Buehrer, Washington, DC, Lori J. Buehrer, Bernville, Vanessa M. Buehrer, Hamburg; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Edward K. Chrusciel, 87, of Reading, passed away March 13 in the Mifflin Center. He was predeceased by his first wife, Rita E. (Keely) Chrusciel and his second wife, Helen (Hain) Woytovich- Chrusciel. Ed is survived by his children, Chris Anne Chrusciel of Jacksonville, FL, Matt Chrusciel of Jacksonville FL and Kevin Chrusciel of Oley; granddaughter, Taylor Elizabeth Chrusciel of Jacksonville, FL; nieces, nephews and cousins; and his companion, Patricia A. Homan of Reading.

Ana Marie Crique, 73, passed away March 16 in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of Frank Crique. Ana is also survived by daughters, Mayra Crique of Reading, and Margarita Crique of New Jersey; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Theresa L. DeCarlo, 100, formerly of West Reading, passed away March 15 in Mifflin Center. Her husband, Emilio DeCarlo, preceded her in death. Theresa is survived by son, Daniel (Patricia) DeCarlo, Boca Raton, FL; grandchildren, Deborah, Diane, Susan, Daniel, Valerie and Frank; and great-grandchildren, Stephen, Marisa, Jacqueline, Rocco, Emilio, Gianna, Ava and Isabella.

Ronald A. Dolla, 79, Reading, formerly of Denver, passed away March 16 in Reading Hospital. His wife, Susan A. (Clay) Dolla, preceded him in death. Surviving is son, Scott R. Dolla, York; daughters, Stacy K. Dolla, Wilmington, DE, Suzette D. Shaak, Mt. Juliet, TN, and Shelly G. Lim, Littleton, CO; stepsons, Rodney Cook, Prineville, OR, Randall Cook, Venice, FL, and Raymond Cook, Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Shane, Ashley, Justin, Jason, Alexandra, Victoria, Daniel, Katie, Rachael, Benjamin, Leah, Samuel, Hannah, Alexander and Caleb; and stepsister, Pauli Busser, Ephrata.

Willie Richard Duncan, 69, of Reading, passed away March 11 in Wyomissing Nursing Center. He was the son of Ruth M. (Mackey) Duncan and the late Escort Lee Duncan. Also surviving are siblings, Pauline, Brack, Martha, Barbara, Sherwood, Valerie and Lisa of Reading, Mary of Philadelphia, Mackever and Nancy of Charlotte, NC, Coleen of Fayetteville, NC and Rebecca of Pottstown; goddaughter, Octavia; and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Ronald Lee Dusko, husband of Kathleen M. (Bitting) Dusko of Murrells Inlet, SC, passed away on February 23, 2015, in Houston, TX. Also surviving are brother-in-law, James Glomstad and sister-in-law, Carole Glomstad of Pottstown; brother-in-law, C. Wayne Balsinger and sister-in-law, Nancy Balsinger of Douglassville; nephews, Todd Owens of Bartlett, IL, Brad Owens of Oswego, IL, Douglas Glomstad of Birdsboro, Richard Glomstad of Philadelphia, and Adam Balsinger of Douglassville.

Theresa Joan Eckert, 82, of Ruscombmanor Twp., passed away March 11 in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late Earl W. Eckert. Theresa is survived by daughter, Brenda L. (Gary J.) Kendrick.

Vincent Ferrante, 84, passed away in Sarasota, Florida March 12. He was the widow of Maria (Scafidi) Ferrante. Vincent is survived by children, Peter (Eileen) of Kenhorst, Joseph of Kenhorst, and Teresa (John III) Beilhart of Shillington; grandchildren, Stephanie, Tiffany, Lauren, Ryan, Joseph, Erika, Adam, Dane, Kyle and Mia; and great-grandchildren,Taylor, Sienna, Eathan, Camren, Connor, Sophie, Giovanni and Tinderly; daughters, Julia Salzer and Elizabeth Ferrante; sisters, Maria Proiti and Anna Ferrante of Torrenova, Sicily; and brother, Anthony (Janice), White Plains, NY.

Carl E. "Kelly" Fleck, 100, formerly of Wyomissing, passed away March 11 in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. He was predeceased by his wife, Miriam E. (Tobias) Fleck and fiancée, Helen M. Garner. Carl is survived by  sister-in-law, Elizabeth Fleck; niece and nephew, Lisa and John Fleck, all of Albequerque, NM; and companion, Jean E. Creveling of Allentown.

Catherine L. Focht, 45, of Ruscombmanor Twp., passed away March 10 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Twp. She was the wife of Jarrod M. Focht, and a daughter of Larry L. Rutter of Mohnton and Beverly A. (Geibel) King of Shoemakersville. Also surviving are daughter, Rachael A. Focht, wife of Tamer Elbably of Birdsboro; son, Daniel R. Focht, at home; brother, Steven J. Rutter of Reading; granddaughter, Ayah Elbably; stepmother, Tammy Rutter; and stepfather, Dennis King.

Walter "Floyd" Gephart, 77, of Boyertown, widower of Jean A. (McDonnell) Gephart, passed away March 12 in Wernersville. Surviving are sons, Steven M. (Amy) Gephart of Lebanon, and David R. (Jennifer) Gephart of Wernersville; daughter, Melissa L. (mark) Hess of Boyertown; and grandchildren.

Sandra A. Green, 68, of Shillington, passed away March 15 in her residence. She was the wife of the late William F. Green. Sandra is survived by son, Brian D. Ulrich of Shillington; and brother, Leroy A. (June) Ulrich of Spring Twp.

Virginia (Renninger) Groff, 94, of Reading, passed away in Kutztown Manor March 12. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Groff, Sr. Surviving are children, Patricia M. (Richard) Snyder of Fleetwood, and Donald (Alma C.) Groff of Hamburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sisters, Grace and Fern.

Thomas A. Gross, 88, of Shillington, passed away March 14 at Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading. He was the widower of Patricia C. (Gysin) Gross. Thomas is survived by children, Linda D. Gross of Shillington, Thomas C. Gross, of Shillington, Patricia C. (Kevin) Sechrist of Womelsdorf;  grandchildren, Katie, Sean, Jason Sechrist; and great-grandchildren, Cami and Andrew.

Dorothy E. Guers, 99, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away March 15. She was the widow of William Guers.

Lillian W. (Werstler) Hartman, 89, of Boyertown, passed away March 13. She was the widow of Royden C. Hartman. Lillian is survived by daughter, Denise K. (Bruce) Lambert of Boyertown; stepgrandsons, Troy A. Lambert and Timothy S. Lambert; stepgrandchildren, Austin L. Lambert, Chase D. Lambert and Alexa Lyn Lambert; brothers, Jacob and Daniel; and sisters, Gertrude, Hilda and Pauline.

William R. Hassler, 79, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away March 10 in The Reading Hospital. He is survived by his companion, Nancy Behm; son, Joseph A. (Julie) Hassler of Muhlenberg Twp.; grandchildren, Melissa Wagner, Staff Sgt. Matthew Roberts, Joshua Hassler, Elizabeth Hassler and Dylan Hassler; and great-grandson, Brevyn Young.

Elam Jackson E. Heffner, 89, of Philadelphia, passed away March 15. He was the husband of the late Helen Seeley. Elam is survived by sister, Laila Heffner of Topton; brother, Lester Heffner of Reading; and nieces and nephews, Virginia Schauers, Barbara Siegfried, Joan Gangawere, Mahlon Hoch, Ellen Litzenberger, Helen Carroll, Mary Blencherd, Paul Heffner, Priscilla Labs, Jonathan Labs, Eric Labs.

John Franklin Hine, 82, of Elverson, passed away at home March 16. He was the husband of Dorothy A. (Dunlap) Hine. Also surviving are son, John E. Hine; daughters, Deborah L. Freese and Katherine L. Hine; and grandchildren.

Curtis T. Hirano, 59, of Sinking Spring, passed away March 12 at the Reading Hospital. He was preceded in death by his longtime partner, Lori A. Novosel. Curtis is survived by sons, Michael V. Hirano of Allentown, and Chad M. Hirano of Salt Lake City, UT; sister, Joy Hirano, Kealakekua, HI; and grandchildren, Zoey, Jackson, Gabrielle, Anthony and Bria.

John Alexander Hudson, 14, of Stouchsburg, passed away March 7 at his residence. He was the son of Allen T. Hudson and Kelly Rexford-Hudson. Also surviving are siblings, Meghan E. Hudson, Mary Kate Hudson, Allen (A.J.) Hudson, Aaron J. Hudson, Molly E. Hudson, Joseph A. Hudson, Mackenzie R. Hudson and Adam J. Hudson; grandparents, Joseph and Rose Rexford of Binghamton, NY; aunts, Lynn Ingerman of Binghamton, NY, and Cynthia Carol Hudson of Ozark, AL; cousin, Shannon Ingerman.

Gerard J. Jefferis, 74, of Royersford, passed away March 17 in Berkshire Center, Reading. He was the husband of the late JoEllen (Lightcap) Jefferis. Gerard is survived by sons, Keith (Denise) Jefferis, Birdsboro, Brian (Frances) Jefferis, Pottstown, Craig Jefferis, Mohnton; and brother, Dennis (Carol) Jefferis, Royersford, PA.

Jeannette M. Jefferson, 71, passed away March 13 in her home. She was the widow of Walter Jefferson. Surviving are children, Catherine, Ettarose, Desiree, Rodney (wife, Susie), Turner Jefferson and Starlette (husband, Willie) Johnson; grandchildren; sisters, Marsha and Angela Brockington; brother, Edward Holt; and other relatives.

Pauline L. Kantner, 85, of Shillington, passed away March 14 at Mifflin Center. She is survived by her husband, James H. Kantner; children, Steven J. (Antonia) Kantner of Woodbridge, VA, Paula J. (Kim L.) Holzman of Wernersville, James L. Kantner of Baltimore, MD, and Kimberly K. Harriss of Newport News, VA; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond J. Zimmerman of Wernersville; and sister, Louanna Varishone.

Joan E. (Wooten) Keim, 71, of Pottstown, passed away March 12 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. She is survived by sons, Dennis (Kim) Keim Jr. of Reading, David Keim of Virginia; brother, Wilford (Joan) Wooten of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Alexandra Keim, East Stroudsburg, Madison Keim, Malik Tucker, Brandon and Brittany Keim, all of Reading; and great-grandchild, Jahmeyre Tucker.

Stephen A. Kleiner, 49, of Boyertown, passed away March 10 in his residence. Surviving is one son, Blaine Kleiner of Schwenksville, PA.

Raymond H. Kleinsmith, 82, of Shillington, passed away March 15 in his home. He was the husband of the late Joan A. (Fake) Kleinsmith. Raymond is survived by his children,  Barry L. (Lori L.) Kleinsmith of Shillington, Alan S. (Lynn A.) Kleinsmith of Mohnton, Mark T. Kleinsmith of Shillington, and Donna L. (Barry L.) Lonaberger of Brecknock Twp.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers, Edwin (Margaret) Kleinsmith of Cumru Twp., and Claude Kleinsmith of Exeter Twp.; and sister, Margaret (John) Kunkelman, of Exeter Twp.

Catherine A. Kline, 82, of Denver, formerly of Mohnton, passed away March 15 at Denver Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Clarence A. Kline. Catherine is also survived by children, Donna M. (Kenneth R.) Weber of Reamstown, Larry A. Kline of Myerstown, and Dolly M., (Ed) Horst of McClure; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and brothers, John Martin Wails and David Wails, both of West Lawn.

Lottie F. Knott, 92, formerly of Temple, passed away March 15 at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was the widow of Norbert F. Knott. Lottie  is survived by daughters, Sheila M. (Dieter) Wolter of Temple, Linda C. Reid of Denver, CO, T. Carol (Mark) Bankemper of Shillington, Mary L. (Barry) Sheetz of Robesonia, Veronica E. (Timmie) Burns of Spring Hill, FL, Donna G. (Timothy) Houser of Greensboro, GA; sons, Norbert W. (Kathy) Knott Jr. of Temple, Jeffrey T. (Stacy) Knott of Reading, and John T. Knott of Temple; sister, Frances A. Moszcziewski of Laureldale; brother, Chester Jeschke of Laureldale; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

June M. Kohl, 49, of Reading, passed away March 9 in St. Joseph Hospital. She is survived by son, Jeffrey W. Strama Jr.; sisters, Joy L. Green, Jennifer L. Moser, both of Reading; and brothers, Keith A. Sands, Wayne A. Porr Sr., both of Reading.

William R. Lesher, 56, of Kenhorst, passed away March 15 in his residence. He was a son of Richard E. and Angeline Shirley (Dennis) Lesher, of Kenhorst. William is also survived by his sister, Debra A., wife of Troy Witman of West Wyomissing.

Karl Letsch, 82, passed away March 7. He is survived by his wife, Elsa M. (Rominger); daughters, granddaughters and their families; sister, Eleonore Zimmerman; nieces, nephews and their families in Germany.

Joseph H. "Joby" Lintz, 69, of Exeter Twp., passed away March 13 in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. He was the husband of Melanie C. (Kline) Lintz. Joe is also survived by children, Brian J. Lintz of Wilmington, DE and Shawn M. (Nikki) Lintz of Reading; grandchildren, Nicholas R. Lintz, Sara, Evan and Brett Williams; sisters, Linda Lintz of Reading and Lucy Ann (Larry) Concordia of Muhlenberg Twp.; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

June (Segeler) Lochman, 93, a former resident of West Lawn and Shillington, passed away March 12 at Tower Hill Health Center, So. Elgin, IL. She is survived by daughter, Susan (Ed) Croom of Gevena, IL; son, William Lochman of Lewis, DE; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Robert P. Longenecker, 92, formerly of Reading and Denver, PA, passed away March 14 at Ephrata Manor. He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruby L. (Angstadt) Longenecker, and his second wife, Mary (Schoch) Longenecker. Bob is survived by children, Deborah S. (Carl E.) Hoover of Akron,  and Timothy P. Longenecker of Kutzown; grandchildren, Matthew (Hilary) Hoover of Harrisburg, Timothy Hoover of Brooklyn, NY, and Meghan (Kurt) Heim of Bozeman, MT; great-granddaughter, Madelyn Hoover; stepsons, Cory and Brad Heller, and their families; brother, Dr. Joseph Longenecker of Florida; and sister, Martha Hertzler of South Carolina.

Dennis M. McCloskey, 23, of Exeter Twp., passed away March 14. He was a son of Dennis C. and Evelyn M. (Treanor) McCloskey. Dennis is also survived by his girlfriend, Kira Shimp; sisters, Jaime (Michael) Kemp, and Becky (Richard) Piotrowski; nephews, Cole Piotrowski and Ryan Kemp; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Robert Lee McNeil, 70, of Reading, passed away March 5. He was the companion of Pearl Ming. Robert is also survived by children, Michael S. McNeil of Shillington, Jeffrey S. McNeil of Schuylkill Haven, Thomas Odjani of California, and Maria Mills of Reading; grandchildren; great-grandchild; siblings, William McNeil of California, Mazetta M. Bunting and Kathy McNeil, both of Newport News, VA; and Christene Burky of Hampton, VA; and his ex-wife, Sharon Holtz of Reading.

Charles J. "Chuck" Meck, 81, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away March 12. He was the husband of Barbara Ann (Adams) Meck. Charles is also survived by children, Michael C. Meck and Cathy A. Meck, both of Muhlenberg Twp.; and granddaughters, Amanda E. (Dominic L.) Cipolla, Michelle L. Meck and Elizabeth C. Bennis.

Earl Robert Mege, 80, formerly of Oley, passed away March 13 in Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, FL. He was the husband of Joan Augusta (Tougher) Mege. Also surviving are children, Andrew (Joan) Mege of Oley, Jennifer (Michael) Mott of Fleetwood, and Matthew (Margaret) of Exeter Twp.; grandchildren, Nathan and Maggie Mege, Melissa, Rachel, Natalie, Rosie and Julia Mott, Chris, Bobby and Jonathan Mege; and great-grandchildren, Rhiley and Nolan Ernst and Aaron Mege.

William H. Miller, Sr., 89, formerly of Mohnton, passed away March 13 at the Berks Heim Home in Bern Twp. He was the widow of Chestena G. "Teenie" (Reber) Miller. Surviving are sons, William H. (Ginger) Miller Jr. of Bernville, and Gregory S. Miller of Ephrata; grandchildren, Heather (Eric) Frederick, Brock E. (Colette) Miller, Jennifer Galvan-Wolf, and Kelly (Joshua) Fabian; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Samantha, Kennedy, Paige, Hailey, Rylie, Drew, Ava, Joshua Jr., Jacob, Luke and Nathaniel; and brother, Kent A. Miller of Pueblo, CO.

Esther G. Mohn, 101, formerly of Reading, passed away March 17 at Phoebe Berks. She was the widow of James F. Mohn. Esther is survived by niece, Nancy Geiger of Lancaster; great-nieces, Cynthia L. DeStefano, Pamela S. Roof and Melissa A. Dalby; and great-nephew, Thomas C. Geiger.

Joseph L. Morris, 83, of Exeter Twp., passed away March 10 at Golden Living Center. He is survived by his longtime friend, Becky Miller-Jones of Reading; children, Sharon M. Navitsky of Boulder, Tracey L. Echols of Bellwood, IL, Timothy W. Morris, Derrick E. Morris, and Samuel A. Morris, all  of Philadelphia; sisters, Mary Frances Wright of Dover, DE, Emma Morris of Philadelphia; brothers, Herbert Morris of Delaware, Rodney Hayman, and Jerry Hayman; and grandchildren, Donovan J. and Senya Donaldson, Darius Echols, Joey and Brianna Morris.

Dominic "Nick" Napoli, 63, passed away March 12 in St. Joseph's Hospital. He was the former spouse of Mary F. (Gendall) Napoli, West Reading. Nick is also survived by son, Sebastian F. Napoli, West Virginia University; sister, Virginia Napoli, Sinking Spring; and nephew, Santino (Shannon) Napoli and their children, Sonny and Sienna.

Donald J. Noecker, 86, of Schuylkill Haven, formerly of Shillington, passed away March 17 at the Topton Lutheran Home. He was the husband of the late Mary Jane (Daniel) Noecker. Donald is survived by son, James D. (Mary) Noecker of Saugerties, NY; daughters, Kathy A. MacLeod of Paducah, KY, and Diane M. (Thomas) Feeser of Schuylkill Haven; sisters, Marie (Donald) Reber of Sinking Spring, Barbara (Joseph) Cook of Elizabethtown; and granddaughters, Katelyn Noecker, Adrienne Feeser, Jessica Feeser and Laurel Feeser.

Theresa H. Penatzer, 87, of Wyomissing, formerly of Drexelwood, passed away March 12 in Phoebe Berks. She was the widow of Paul R. Penatzer. Theresa is survived by children, Helenmarie (Richard L.) Fries, New Milford, Janet T. (Roger S.) Conklin, New Milford; Paul B. (Barbara L.) Penatzer, Orlando, FL, and Julia Ann (Tony) Faw, Crownsville, MD; grandchildren, Theresa, Rachel, Sarah, Matthew, Melissa, Tara, Ryan; and great-grandchildren, Spencer, Gabriel, Noah, Maia, Owen, Jack and Logan.

Richard D. Quinter, 87, of Wyomissing, passed away March 10 in Manor Care, Sinking Spring. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Mason) Quinter. Richard is survived by daughter, Sherry L. (Jeff) Turczynski; grandson, David G. Riegel; great-grandson, Logan T. Riegel; nephews; and his companion, Sara Schneider.

Margaret M. Reber, 83, of Cumru Twp., passed away March 12 in the Reading Hospital. She was the wife of William C. Reber. Also surviving are brother, Jay (Janet) Fisher of Temple; sister, Grace Frey of Birdsboro; and nieces and nephews.

Joseph M. Reenock, 57, of Fleetwood, passed away March 13 in his residence. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Yoder) Reenock. Also surviving are son, Ross A. Stiver of Reading; daughter, Tonya Lash of Bernville; sisters, JoAnne Trinkle and Mary Ann Reenock, both of Northampton, PA; brothers, Francis Reenock and Paul Woodling, both of Northampton, PA; and grandsons, Brendon and Gordan Lash, both of Bernville.

Donna L. Rennard, 64, of Phoenixville, passed away March 15 in Coventry Manor. She is survived by daughter, Shannan Rennard; sons, Alan Rennard Jr. and Scott Rennard; brother, Robert Scott MacGoldrick; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

K. Cohelia Renninger, 100, formerly of Wyomissing, passed away March 6 in Stone Ridge at Poplar Run, Myerstown. She was the wife of the late A. Clark Renninger. Surviving are son, Clark N. (Nancy W.) Renninger of West Lawn; grandsons, Brian C. (Heather) Renninger and Andrew M. (Bridget) Renninger; and great-grandchildren, Reese, Crosby, Abby, Carter and Camden.

Bruce E. Sands, 68, of Reading, passed away March 16 in his residence. He was the son of Ora M. (Baragone) Koch of Shillington and the late Claude L. Koch. Also surviving are brothers, David A. Sands and Nelson R. Sands.

Dorothy E. Schofer, 99, of Reading, passed away March 15 in Kutztown. She was married to the late Paul H. Schofer. Dorothy is survived by son, Kenneth P. Schofer of Reading; grandchildren, K. Mark (Jenna) Schofer of Portland, OR, Steve P. (Lynn) Schofer of Seaford, DE, Robert M. (Maria) Schofer of Atlanta, GA, Jennifer L. Schofer of Portland, OR, Maren S. Schofer of Seattle, WA;  great-grandchildren, Zachary, Christy, Marina, Nicholas, Max, Riley and Katie Beth; and niece, Cynthia.

Mary D. Seidel, 93, formerly of Hampden Heights, passed away March 14 in Berkshire Center, Exeter Twp. She was the widow of Homer G. Seidel, Sr. Mary is survived by sons, David L. (Ilona) Seidel, Exeter Twp., and Homer G. (Bobbie Jean) Seidel, Jr., Stewartstown; grandchildren, Geoffrey Seidel of Stewartstown, Amy (Adam) Elsass of Georgia, Jenna Marie Seidel and Kelly Lee Seidel, both of Columbia, MD; and sister, Helen Walters, Berks Heim.

Albert J. Spegman, 89, of Sinking Spring, passed away March 16 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of the late Marion (Robar) Spegman Albert is survived by children, James Spegman of Mooresville, NC; Jerry (Adele) Spegman of Lewisburg, PA, Eileen (James) Levan of Wyomissing, Nancy Starr of Reading, Laura Dailey of Sebring, FL and Carol Spegman of Exton, PA; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brother, Howard Spegman of Hauppaugge, NY; and sister, Karen Guidone of Massepequa, NY.

Franklin Jack Spohn, 71, of Fleetwood, passed away in his residence March 17. He was the husband of Nancy Lou (Koller) Spohn. Also surviving are sons, Christopher J. (Lori) Spohn of Muhlenberg Twp., and Chad A. Spohn of Alsace Twp.; daughter, Shannon D. (Eric) Furst of Kutztown; and grandchildren, Dalton and Samantha.

Jean Ann (Rothenberger) Stiely, 65, of Fleetwood, passed away March 14 in Hershey Medical Center. She is survived by children, Suzette Stiely of Womelsdorf, and Colette Prussman of Reading; sister, Linda Rothenberger, Fleetwood; and grandchildren, Ambrosia, Gerhart, Ronald Jr., Hannah, Shane, Samantha and Brandon.

Doris M. Trainor, 85, of Reading, passed away March 16 at Berks Heim. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph G. Trainor. Survivors include children, Joseph (Betty Lynn) Trainor of Sinking Spring, Robert (Ann Marie) Trainor of Parsippany, NJ, Marianne Trainor of West Lawn, and Christine (Robert) Boylan of Sinking Spring; and grandchildren.

Ana L. Trinidad, 71, of Temple, passed away March 14 in ManorCare, Laureldale. She is survived by son, Venancio, husband of Yohanny Ferandez, Temple; daughter, Nancy Rivas, Everett, MA; sisters, Carmelia Payano, Magaly Payano and Ana Silvia Trinidad, all of the Dominican Republic; grandchildren, Ray, Karina, Patricia Rivas and Kathelyn, Yohairys, Yonardy and Miguel Fernandez; great-granddaughter, Lillian Sherman; and cousin, Isabel Almonte.

Stanley Lawrence "Butch" Trout, Jr., 68, of Macungie, passed away March 11 in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the partner of Eileen Weston of Macungie. Also surviving are daughter, Stefanie L. (Carl A., Jr.) Doaty of Robeson Twp.; sister, Jeanne L. (William P.) Sandel of Laureldale; brother, Robert W. (Elaine P.) Trout of Temple; and grandchildren, Alexander M. Dierolf, Riley W. Dierolf, Noah A. Doaty and Emily A. Doaty.

Francis S. Ulle, 64, formerly of Wernersville, passed away March 15 at Reading Hospital & Medical Center. He is survived by his sister, Mary Valenti; cousins, Keith (Anita) Ulle, Donald (Joann) Ulle; nephew, Matthew (Jeanne Collins) Valenti; and nieces, Monica (Tim) Bloom and Christina (Jason) Chimura.

Robert B. Walls, 80, of Lower Alsace, passed away March 14 in the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Geraldine L. (Stallone) Walls. Robert is also survived by children, Gregory (Laura) Walls of Wheaton, IL, Lori (Barry) Correll of Kempton, Brian (Dawn) Walls of West Reading; siblings: Elaine (David) Lombardo, Ronald (Ellen) Walls, Barry Walls, Jeanette (Keith) Brinker; and grandchildren, Brittany Van Dyn Hoven, Courtney Walls, Taylor Walls, Camryn Walls, Matthew Walls.

Richard L. Weidman, 92, of Wyomissing, passed away  March 14 at the Highlands at Wyomissing. He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia S. Weidman. Richard is survived by sons, Steven, husband of Joan and Andrew, husband of Kathy, all of Wyomissing; grandchildren, Travis, Erin, Douglas and Riley; and sister, Ann Frebel of Sinking Spring.

Margaret M. Weihrer, 87, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away March 11 in Manorcare, Laureldale. She was the widow of Bernard B. Weihrer. Margaret is survived by daughter, Susan E. (Manuel) Amante of Muhlenberg Twp.; nieces and nephews.

Johnson W. "Jack" Wentzel, 74, of Reading, passed away March 13 in the Reading Hospital. He is survived by daughters, Tracy Lyn Wentzel and Janelle Wentzel; brothers, John W. Wentzel, Laureldale, Gery A. Wentzel, Reading; and grandchildren.

Claire Woolston passed away March 3 at Stone Ridge Retirement Center, Myerstown. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Woolston. Claire is survived by children, Sandra Cummings of Mohnton and Robert Jr. of Brooklyn, NY; granddaughter, Kelli Cummings; and great-grandsons, Rohan and Devin in Grand Rapids, MI.