Our Obituaries

Venis Lashay Santiago

May 20, 1998 - December 9, 2017

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Terry Anne Schaeffer

February 8, 1953 - December 7, 2017

Terry Anne (Moore) Schaeffer, 64, of Reading, passed away peacefully at her home on December 7, 2017. Born in Schuylkill Co. on February 8, 1953, she was a daughter of Jaqueline (Zeller) Mistek and the late Robert Moore.Terry last was employed as a house monitor with Conewago Stepdown House. Surviving are her two children: Michael J. Schaeffer and Desirae M. (Lebron) Cravener and her husband,...
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Kanwaljit Singh Kohli

August 24, 1956 - December 6, 2017

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A. Roberta Gravatt

February 3, 1917 - December 6, 2017

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Pasquale Samuel Gerace

March 30, 1927 - December 5, 2017

Pasquale Samuel Gerace, 90, of Reading, passed away peacefully at his sister's house in Temple surrounded by family on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He was the loving husband of the late Dorothy "Dottie" (Lieb) Gerace. Sadly, Dot passed away in 2013.Born in Palo Alto on March 30, 1927, he was a son of the late Samuel and Lucy (Orlando) Gerace. Pasquale was a faithful member of Holy Rosary Church on...
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Helen Stark Weaving

October 18, 1920 - December 1, 2017

Helen Stark Weaving, age 97, a 21-year resident of Tel Hai Retirement Community, Honey Brook, PA, passed from this life, December 1, 2017, after a prolonged illness. Helen was born in Forfar, Angus, Scotland on October 18, 1920. Her father immigrated to the United States in 1925 arriving in New York City aboard the S. S. Baltic on March 4th. Helen, her brother and mother immigrated to the...
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Mary Elizabeth Eschleman

April 22, 1921 - December 1, 2017

Mary E. Eschleman, 96, a resident of Keystone Villa Fleetwood, formerly a resident of Shillington for 47 years, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017, in the Reading Hospital.Born April 22, 1921, in Schuylkill County, Mary was the only child of the late Frederick and Rebecca Minnich; and was the wife of the late Richard J. Eschleman who passed away in 1979.She is survived by a son, Eric F.,...
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Jose Dolores Garcia

April 8, 1949 - November 30, 2017

Jose D. Garcia 68, passed away November 30, 2017. Born in Puerto Rico on April 8, 1949 a son of the late Nicolas Garcia and Carmen Gonzalez. Surviving wife Maribel Rivera, daughters; Nicole, Luisa, Ana, Carmen, son; Gerardo, brothers; Wilfredo, Ramon, Victor, sisters; Ramonita, Isabel, and Nerieda, 9 grandchildren. Predeceased sister Sylvia & predeceased brother Jose Jr. Theo C Auman Funeral...
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Ruth Hattie Mae Duncan

April 29, 1925 - November 26, 2017

Ruth Mackey-Duncan was born on April 29, 1925 to the lateJack Brown and Beluah Mackey-Brown in Lancaster, SouthCarolina. She entered peacefully into her eternal rest onNovember 26, 2017 at Reading Hospital, ReadingPennsylvania.She grew up in Lancaster, South Carolina where she attendedPleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She was a firmfixture of both the Church and community until...
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Reginald Sylvester Spencer

August 16, 1943 - November 26, 2017

Reginald Sylvester Spencer, 74, formerly of North Carolina, of Cumru Twp., passed away November 26, 2017, in the Reading Hospital surrounded by his loving family. His wife, Norise (Marshall) Spencer passed away in 2004.He was born in Highpoint N.C., on August 16, 1943, one of 6 children to the late Kenneth S. and Elizabeth (Johnson) Spencer.Reginald was a veteran serving during the Vietnam War...
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John Adam Shrom

October 19, 1921 - November 24, 2017

John Adam Shrom, 96, formerly of Mohrsville and Margate, Fla., but recently of Reading, passed away in the Reading Hospital on Friday, November 24, 2017. He was the devoted husband of the Rose Shrom. He referred to her as his "Little Rosie" and she passed away in 2001.John was a proud Army Aircorp veteran that served his country in World War II.John and Rosie lived in Margate, Fla., since 1962....
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Robert Elwood Shingle

February 22, 1939 - November 21, 2017

Robert "Bob" Elwood Shingle, Jr., 78, of Chestnut St., passed away peacefully at his brother and sister-in-law's house, Terry and Jessie Shingle, on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Born in Reading on February 22, 1939, Bob was a son of the late Robert Elwood, Sr. and Lola (Hartenstine) Shingle. Bob was last employed for several years as a security guard at Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar, downtown. Prior...
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Jonathan Michael Doleman

March 17, 1989 - November 17, 2017

On November 17, 2017, the Lord called his humble servant Jonathan Michael Doleman home. He entered this world on March 17, 1989 and lived 28 glorious years leaving this world a better place for all he connected with. He is survived by his loving and devoted mother, Carrie Doleman and his maternal grandmother, Mary Doleman with whom he resided; his brother Cary Doleman and his wife, Brittany; his...
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Dorothy Carden Henny

February 26, 1925 - November 16, 2017

Dorothy Carden (Kemp) Henny, 92, of Reading, passed away peacefully in Berks Heim Nursing on Thursday, November 16, 2017. She was the devoted wife of Harold C. Henny. The couple married on June 30, 1964 and shared 53 years of marriage.Born on February 26, 1925 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Dorothy was a daughter of the late Frederick Alfred and Ada (Rixon) Kemp of England. At a young age, Dorothy was...
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Craig Scott Wolf

November 25, 1960 - November 10, 2017

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Gladys Mercedes Urueta De Pérez

June 26, 1950 - November 10, 2017

Gladys Mercedes Urueta De Perez, 67, of Reading, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 in UPMC Pinnacle Health, Harrisburg. She was the loving wife of Armando C. Perez.Born in Barranquilla, Colombia on June 26, 1950, Gladys was a daughter of the late Ramon Urueta and Virgilia Pena.She was a woman who was strong and full of life. A noble, honest, and hardworking woman who loved her children and...
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Lynn Etta Hrezik

December 15, 1946 - November 7, 2017

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Tyrone Henry Powers

January 20, 1946 - November 2, 2017

Tyrone "Tiny" H. Powers Sr., 71, passed away peacefully onto his Lord on November 2, 2017 in his residence. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Sue Ellen (Davis) Powers, on August 16, 2016. He was born in Reading on January 20, 1946, a son of the late Anson and Gladys C. (Smith) Powers. On November 30, 1968, Tyrone married his high school sweetheart, Sue Ellen "Pie," and this union was...
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Angel Luis Hernandez

October 27, 2017 - October 27, 2017

Baby Angel Luis Hernandez, of Reading, Pennsylvania passed away on Friday October 27, 2017 before he could be born to Mariely Perez and Jose Luis Hernandez. Baby Angel is survived by; mother, Mariely Perez and father, Jose Luis Hernandez; seven siblings: Edwin, Melennis, Christopher, Celiaeliz, Michelle, Mariell and Maria Elena and grandmother, Elizabeth Alicea.Also surviving are 14 aunts and...
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Giuseppe Bruno

January 1, 1959 - October 17, 2017

Giuseppe "Joe" Bruno, 58, of Reading, passed away October 17, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Susan E (Kulp) Bruno, who shared 39 years of marriage.He was born in Delia, Sicily, on January 1, 1959, a son of Michelangelo Bruno and the late Calogera (Strazzeri) Bruno. Joe was a member of Holy Rosary RCC and was co-owner and main baker of Italian French Pastry Shop in Reading, for 40 years until...
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Harry Cline Nealy

July 25, 1994 - October 14, 2017

Harry Cline Nealy Jr of Reading passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Born in Reading, he was the son of Harry Cline Sr and Jacqueline (Wall) Nealy.In addition to his parents, Harry Jr is survived by paternal Grandpop Harry Johnson, 4 sisters Tynesha Wall, Shadonna Mayfield, Jovonna Clark and Sharese Nealy, 4 nieces, 4 nephews, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family and...
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Jane Elizabeth Rhine

July 14, 1925 - October 7, 2017

Jane E. Rhine, 92, of Reading, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 7, 2017, in her residence. She was predeceased by her husband, Lee F. Rhine.Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Mary (Henry) Beam.She truly enjoyed her employment of 15 years as an assistant manager with McDonald's restaurant, 5th and Penn Streets, Reading.Jane is survived by her daughter, Judy...
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Frances Karen Lutz

October 11, 1942 - October 5, 2017

Frances Karen Santoro Lutz, known to her family and friends as Karen, age 74, of Clearfield, PA passed away on Thursday October 5, 2017 in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.Karen was born October 11, 1942 in West Homestead, PA, she was a daughter of Anthony F. and Helen G. Pochatco Santoro. Karen was the first graduating class at Thomas Jefferson High School, Clairton in 1960. Following graduation,...
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Scott Allen Kilpatrick

January 15, 1964 - October 4, 2017

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Keefe Morrell Martin

December 18, 1959 - September 30, 2017

Keefe M "Biscuit"Martin 57, of Reading passed away September 30, 2017. He was the son of Mabel Rauch of Reading and the late Clarence G Coad. A Christian man of God, graduated from Reading High School in 1979. He had earned a football scholarship to Montana Tech College in Butte, MT., where he also earned a degree in Society & Technology. He had worked at DANA Corp in Reading for 18...
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James Harold Hamilton

March 5, 1941 - September 27, 2017

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Dwayne Charles Keller

September 8, 1960 - September 22, 2017

Dwayne Charles Keller, 57, of Reading passed away September 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Michele L (Bender) Keller. Dwayne was born in Reading on September 8, 1960, a son of Dorothy J (Ziolkowski) of Del., and the late Charles F Keller.He was a Summa Cum Laude of Temple, and he taught electricians at Vo-Tech. Dwayne was employed by Worley Parsons, Reading, as an electrical engineer for...
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Charles Melvin Mathis

January 15, 1944 - September 21, 2017

Charles M. Mathis, 73, of Reading, passed away September 21, 2017. Surviving are his wife Deborah G. Waters; his mother, Grace Mathis; 2 sisters; 1 stepdaughter; and 1 grandson. Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, Reading is honored to serve the family. www.theocauman.com
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Gary Lee Bair

February 19, 1958 - September 16, 2017

Gary Lee Bair 59, of Reading, gained his wings on September 16, 2017, in Manor Care Laureldale after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his companion, Amy Geiger.Gary was born in Reading, on February 19, 1958, a son of Elease (Inman) Aughtry and the late Arthur E. Bair Sr.He was and avid music lover and Philadelphia Eagles fan. Gary enjoyed painting, drawing and wood carving. He...
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Georgiana Lee Ryder

February 2, 1958 - September 15, 2017

Georgiana L. Ryder, 59, of Reading passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017, in Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.Born in Seyfert, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Angelina (DeNunzio) Roling. She was the wife of Edward Ryder of Philadelphia.She had worked for many years with the former Ludens Candy, Reading.She is survived by her children: Rachel Abreu, Javonna Lee and Russell...
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Robert Donald Lengel

October 17, 1933 - September 14, 2017

Robert Donald Lengel 83, of Penn Township passed away September 14, 2017 in the Reading Hospital surrounded by his loving family. His wife Jeanette L. (Torchia) Lengel passed away October 21, 2013. He was born in Reading on October 17, 1933, a son of the late Charles L. and Erma (Killheffner) Lengel. Robert was a Penn Bernville High School graduate and an Army Veteran serving during peace time....
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Carol Ann Armistead

December 2, 1942 - September 7, 2017

Carol Ann Armistead, 74 of Kenhorst passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in her residence. Her husband James H. Armistead passed away on November 15, 2016.Carol was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania. She had last worked as a nurse's aide at Berks Heim for 8 years. Carol was a very loving, caring wife and mother and the kind of person who would go out of her way to help anyone for...
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Louise Copeland

September 5, 1928 - September 4, 2017

Louise Copeland, 88, of Reading, went home to her Lord and Savior on September 4, 2017, in Mifflin Center. She was born in Manchester Ga., on September 5, 1928, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Hattie G. Terry.Louise was a faithful and devoted member of St John's Missionary Baptist Church and a devoted choir member. She is survived by her daughter, Ruby Batts, of New Castle, Del.; her son,...
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Louis Joseph Tesoro

October 12, 1927 - August 28, 2017

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Horace James Bennett

January 23, 1932 - August 25, 2017

Horace James Bennett Sr., of Exeter Township, passed away August 25, 2017 in Rosewood Nursing Center. His wife Corabell (Bailey) Bennett passed away January 23, 2011. He was born in Newton, Ga. a son of the late John Bennett and Josie Dyer. Horace was employed by Carpenter Steel as an overhead crane operator for over 25 years, retiring in 1994. He is survived by his 4 daughters: Jeanette Bennett...
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Betty J. Gilbert

July 9, 1934 - August 18, 2017

Betty June (Bortz) Gilbert, 83, of Reading, passed away August 18, 2017 in Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Roy Fies Gilbert. The couple were married 64 years before Roy passed in 2014.Born in Reading on July 9, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Ellsworth E. and Violet (Wentzel) Bortz. She was employed with Hershey Food Corp., the former Luden's, as a machine...
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Kih"Mani Kash'Mere Riggins

May 8, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Kih'mani Kash'mere Riggins, 3 months old, of Reading passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017, in the Reading Hospital. Born in Hershey on May 8, 2017, he was the son of Willie D. Riggins and Tachira I. Cruz.In addition to his parents, Kih'mani is survived by his brother Nahrean Ortiz at home.Services will be held in Theo. C. Auman, Inc. Funeral Home, 247 Penn Street, Reading, Pa. 19601...
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Marvis Jean Leaf

February 13, 1938 - July 28, 2017

Marvis Jean Leaf, 79, passed away July 28, 2017 in her Reading residence surrounded by her loving family. Her husband, Franklin Leaf passed away in 2009. She was born in Ellisville, Miss., on February 13, 1938, a daughter of the late George Sr. and Nettie (Douglas) Harrison.Marvis and her husband were the owners and operators of Frank's Place for 41 years. She loved to read, gamble,especially...
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Paul Craig Kemery

October 23, 1953 - July 28, 2017

Paul Craig Kemery Sr 63, of Reading passed away July 28, 2017. Surviving son Paul C Jr and wife Chrystal Kemery, daughter Crystal A Kemery, 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 3 sisters and 1 brother. Theo C Auman Funeral Home is entrusted with services. www.theocauman.com
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Hannelore Helen Kraus

December 26, 1928 - July 26, 2017

Hannelore H. (Rall) Kraus, 88, of Sinking Spring, died July 26, 2017 at Country Meadows Assisted Living.Born on December 26, 1928 in Schramberg, Germany, daughter of the late German and Ida Rall, she immigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-two. She is pre-deceased by her sister Gertrude Fichtner.Her first job was at Berkshire Knitting Mills. Later she worked at Whitner's Department...
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Olin Aughtry

July 15, 1937 - July 22, 2017

Olin Aughtry, the "Mayor of Sixth Street" Reading, 80, passed away peacefully at Reading Hospital on Saturday morning, July 22, 2017. He was the loving husband of Shirlestine "Shirley" (Covington) Aughtry. The couple shared 52 years of marriage on Dec. 12th 2016.Born in Thomasville, NC, on July 15, 1937, Olin was a son of the late Oran and Catherine (Joyner) Aughtry. He graduated from Church...
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Matthew Andrew Barr

September 21, 1962 - July 20, 2017

Matthew A. Barr, 54, of Reading, passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with Lupus and heart problems on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Matt never fully recovered from a car accident on April 9, 2017.Matt was a loving husband, father, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife Barbara L. (Ouellette) with whom he shared 26 years of marriage, celebrating their 26th...
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Douglas Henry Middleton

May 20, 1953 - July 18, 2017

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Bruce Dyral Criddell

November 5, 2002 - July 18, 2017

Bruce D. "Fatboy" Criddell, Jr., age 14, departed this life on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Reading. He resided in York with his mother Danita Sanders. He was born in Reading on November 5, 2002 to Danita C. Sanders of York and Bruce D. Criddell, Sr. He was a twin brother to sister Ah-Janae B. Criddell of York.He was educated at Helen Thackson Charter School in York, completing the eighth grade. He...
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Patricia Marie Fantilli

February 2, 1937 - July 13, 2017

Patricia M. Fantilli, 80, lastly of West Reading, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017.She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph L. FantilliPatricia worked as a waitress in the former Thomas Restaurant, Reading for 40 years prior to retiring.She had been a longtime member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Reading.Patricia is survived by her children: Deborah M. Fantilli of Reading;...
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Mikayelie N. and Mikayela N. Ortega

July 13, 2017 - July 13, 2017

Mikayelie N. Ortega and Mikayela N. Ortega stillborn twin daughters of Sara Vidot and Javier Ortega passed away July 13, 2017 in the Reading Hospital. Also surviving are Maternal grandmother, Sarita Vidot, Paternal grandmother, Carmen Gloria Rivera, 6 siblings; Monique Ortega, Melanie Ortega, Javier Ortega Jr., Javien Ortega, Javier Giovanni, and Jonathan Ortega. Theo C Auman Funeral Home is...
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Debra Lynn Schlegel Camacho

November 6, 1969 - July 12, 2017

Debra Lynn Schlegel Camacho, 47, of Reading, passed away in her home on Thursday, July 12, 2017. She was the loving wife of Carlos Camacho. The couple married in Reading on July 5, 2008. Born in Reading on November 6, 1969, Debra was a daughter of the late Richard, Sr. and Penny (Beard) Schlegel. Debra was an amazing, loving woman. She had the biggest heart and would go out of her way to do...
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Jose Hernandez

April 28, 1943 - July 12, 2017

Jose Hernandez, 74, of Reading passed away suddenly at the Reading Hospital on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. He was the loving husband of Juana Rivera-Gonzalez.Born on April 28, 1943 in Juncos, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Juan Hernandez and Georgina Gomez.Jose was employed for several years in Puerto Rico for public transportation as a bus driver. He was a hardworking man. Jose was a people...
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Mary Francis Smith

February 18, 1948 - July 11, 2017

Mary Francis Smith 69, of Reading Passed away July 11, 2017 in Manor Care West Reading. She was born in Reading on February 18, 1948 a daughter of the late Clarence F and Mary (Scalzo) Smith. She was a member of Holy Rosary RCC. Surviving are her 2 sons; Julius N Smith and Jonathan E Smith both of Reading, 6 grandchildren. Prayer Services will be Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 10am in Theo C Auman...
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June Catherine Bechtel

January 7, 1930 - July 9, 2017

June Catherine Bechtel 87, of Mohnton passed away July 9, 2017 in Southwestern, VA Center, Pittsburgh. Her first husband Sidney R Biehl who she married on May 17, 1947 and were married for 17 years passed away in 1986. Her second husband was Augustine L Bechtel who she married on June 3, 1967 and were married for 39 years passed away in 2006. She was born in West Reading on January 7, 1930 a...
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Ramesh Lalchand Advani

December 14, 1938 - July 9, 2017

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Mary Theodora McCullough

January 8, 1920 - June 29, 2017

Mary Theodora McCullough 97, formerly of Reading, passed away June 29, 2017 in her Virginia residence. Her husband Paul T. McCullough passed away March 16, 2015. She was born in Reading on January 8, 1920 a daughter of the late John A and Gertrude (Szymanski) McCullough. Mary was a former member of St Catharine of Siena RCC where she and her husband received the sacrament of marriage. Surviving...
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Jannie Washington

August 15, 1939 - June 4, 2017

Jannie Washington 77, of Reading passed away June 4, 2017 in The Reading Hospital with her family by her side. Jannie was predeceased by her first husband Albert Winns in 1989 and by her second husband Albert L Washington on October 21, 2013. She was born in Kingstree, SC on August 15, 1939 a daughter of the late Jasper R and Alethia (Scott) McCrea. Jannie was a faithful member of Zion Baptist...
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Albert Lee Allison

November 24, 1947 - June 4, 2017

Albert Lee Allison, 69, of Reading, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, June 4, 2017. He was the son of the late Albert Chisholm and Mae (Allison) Johnson and stepson of the late Quillis Johnson.Born on November 24, 1947 in Reading, Albert was a 1965 graduate of Reading High School where he was in track and field.Albert was employed for over 20 years with Continental Can Co. in Reading...
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Lynetta Ardith Stewart-Jones

October 25, 1956 - June 3, 2017

Lynetta A. Stewart-Jones, 60 of Reading passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in the Reading Hospital.Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Melvyn and Gertrude (Pegram) Jones and also her late mother who raised her Mildred Mayo.She was a graduate of Reading High School and was an Army veteran, having served from December 1980 until being discharged on September 16, 1983.She was employed...
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Shawn Michael Barber

September 26, 1976 - June 3, 2017

Shawn Michael Barber 40, passed away June 3, 2017. Born in Reading a son of Phyllis (Leymeister) Barber and the late Russell A Barber. Surviving; 3 children; Shalynn Barber, Jaela Barber, Julianna Barber, 5 brothers; David Barber, Michael Bitting, Robert Bitting, Steve Bitting, Jerry May, 5 sisters; Teresa Bitting, Tina Bitting, Susan Bitting, Karen Bitting, and Kari Bitting. Lots of nieces &...
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Horace James Bennett

July 27, 1953 - June 1, 2017

Horace James Bennett, Jr., 63, of Reading, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 1, 2017. He was the son of Horace James Bennett, Sr. and the late Corabell (Bailey) Bennett.Born in Covington, GA on July 27, 1953; he was a 1972 graduate of Reading High School. Horace was employed with Interstate Container for over 25 years before retiring.Left behind to cherish his memory are his...
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Lottie Adelia Hill

May 4, 1914 - May 27, 2017

Lottie Adelia (Miller) Hill, 103, formerly of Wyomissing Hills, passed away peacefully in Phoebe Berks Health Care Center on Saturday, May 27, 2017 with her daughter by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Christopher Franklin Hill. The couple married on Christmas Day, 1936. Sadly, Christopher preceded Lottie in death in 2000.Born in Dauberville on May 4, 1914, Lottie was a daughter of...
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John H. Winston

November 1, 1953 - May 22, 2017

John H. Winston, 63, of Wyomissing, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 22, 2017.Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, he is survived by his father Dr. Norman Winston and Stepmother Jeanne (Gilbert) Winston of Sarasota, Florida and his mother June (Fischman) Winston of West Palm Beach, Florida.He graduated from Reading High School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Albright...
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Susan Mae Harcar

November 30, 1951 - May 21, 2017

Susan Mae Harcar, 65, Leesport passed away May 21, 2017, in Penn State Health St Joseph. She is survived by her husband, Joseph M. Harcar. Susan was born in Reading on November 30, 1951, a daughter of the late Bruce W. and Doris H. (Heckman) Moyer.She was a Reading High School graduate.Susan was also survived by her daughter, Amy and her husband, Court Holloway, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and her 5...
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Justin John Montpeirous

March 16, 1996 - May 7, 2017

Justin John Montpeirous, 21, of Muhlenberg Twp., passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017. He was the oldest child of Babana Castillo of Muhlenberg Twp., and John Montpeirous of New York City. He was a 2015 Muhlenberg High School graduate. Born in New York City, N.Y. on March 16, 1996, Justin was a sweet child with a happy disposition. As he grew, he was known as a joker but he always liked to help...
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Darrell Howard DeShields

March 10, 1958 - April 27, 2017

Darrell Howard DeShields was born on March 10, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Vivian C. Younger DeShields and James K. DeShields. Darrell was third of six children.Darrell accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior at an early age and was baptized at Nazarene Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pa on July 7th 1968. Darrell, along with his siblings, was raised on Deacon Street, a small...
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James Henry Long

February 15, 1949 - April 27, 2017

James "Jimmie" Henry Long, Jr., 68, was called home to his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Christiana Hospital, DE surrounded by family. He was the loving husband of Rosemary "Tina" (Taylor) Long. The couple married in Wilmington, DE on May 28, 1994.Born in Reading on February 15, 1949, Jimmie was the son of the late James Henry, Sr. and Elizabeth R. (Matthews)...
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Jean Elva Lawrence

February 12, 1926 - April 22, 2017

Jean E. (Heckman) Lawrence, 91, of Reading, passed away April 22, 2017 at Berks Heim.Born in Reading, Pa., on February 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred C. and Elva (Pfautz) Heckman. She was a 1943 graduate of Reading High School and also attended the McCann Business School. Jean was employed in the general offices of Vanity Fair Knitting Mills, The Textile Machine Works, and JE...
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Janet Louise Kuhlman

November 8, 1939 - April 21, 2017

Janet Louise Kuhlman, 77, of Reading passed away April 21, 2017. She was born in Reading on November 8, 1939, a daughter of Mildred F. (Whitehead) Swavely and the late Harold A. Swavely.Janet was a member of St. Mark's UCC, Reading, and a Reading High School graduate. She was employed by the Reading Eagle in accounting for 25 years and last at National Cleaners and Yorgey's Dry Cleaning...
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Charles Raymond Fisher

December 3, 1925 - April 18, 2017

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Leland George Williams, Sr.

October 28, 1928 - April 15, 2017

Leland George Williams Sr., 88, of Reading, passed away on April 15, 2017 in Berkshire Center. The Love of his Life, Stella May Williams, passed away on May 23, 2016. Deacon Williams was born in Columbia, S.C., a son of the late Willie and Mattie Sue Williams and step-son to Grant Taylor.He moved to Reading, Pa., at an early age with his 3 sisters: Jacqueline, Louise and Hattie. He was educated...
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Richard Stephen Grinnage

February 28, 1935 - April 14, 2017

Richard "Rich" Stephen Grinnage, Sr., 82, entered eternal rest on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Reading Care and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. He was the loving husband of Ellen E. (Schnable) Grinnage. The couple married in Las Vegas in 2001.Born in Reading on February 28, 1935, Rich was a son of the late Alice E. (Grinnage) Brown and stepson of the late Beverly Brown. He was...
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John W. Case

July 19, 1934 - April 4, 2017

John Walter Case, 82, of Reading, passed away peacefully in the Reading Hospital on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. He was the husband of Brenda M. (Allen) Case. Born in Reading on July 19, 1934, he was a son of the late George and Margaret (Jaminson) Case.John was a member of the St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church parish. He was employed as a machine operator for 26 years with Rohm and Haas Chemicals...
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Aretha Marella Barton

January 22, 1970 - April 1, 2017

Aretha Marella (Dancy) Barton, 47, of Reading, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. She was the wife of Harry James Barton, III. The couple married on January 22, 2002.Born in Reading on January 22, 1970, Aretha was a daughter of Ruth J. (Towles) George and the late Thurman Dancy, Jr. She was member of Spring Valley Church of God.Aretha graduated from John Harris High School in 1987. She...
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Oglatha Benton Day

September 18, 1946 - March 31, 2017

Oglatha Benton Day was born on September 18, 1946 a daughter of the late Augustus and Gwendolyn (McCrae) Benton in Baltimore, MD at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.She departed this life Friday March 31, 2017 in her residence surrounded by her loving family.Oglatha graduated from Frederick Douglas Sr High School in 1964. She then attended Baltimore Community College of Baltimore, MD in 2015. She...
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Alberto Rosa-Alvarado

September 9, 1959 - March 30, 2017

Alberto Rosa-Alvarado, 57, passed away March 30, 2017. Surviving children: Nataly Vazquez Ortiz, Nancy Vazquez Ortiz, Maeth Soe Rosa Ortiz, Kaleth Yasser Rosa Ortiz, and Christian Price Ortiz; sister, Mayra; and 6 grandchildren. Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, Reading, is entrusted with his service. www.theocauman.com.
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Emma Madera

May 28, 1937 - March 25, 2017

Emma Madera, 79, of Wood St., passed away peacefully in ManorCare - West Reading, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. She was the companion of Mariano DeJesus. Born in Peñula, Puerto Rico, on May 28, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Pedro Pablo DeJesus and Emilia Borrero Aponte. Emma was a very strong, welcoming woman. She had a big heart and was always happy. Emma had open arms to everyone and...
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Rita Prudence Lowe

June 30, 1943 - March 19, 2017

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Pietro Gentile

July 14, 1957 - March 19, 2017

Pietro "Peter" Gentile, 59, of Reading, passed away peacefully in Penn State Health- St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Andali Catanzaro, Italy on July 14, 1957, he was a son of Nice (Grande) Gentile and the late Domenico Gentile.Pietro spent his life dedicated to the culinary arts. He enjoyed cooking for his family and friends anytime he was given the opportunity. He was a lover of life and lived to...
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Anna Virginia Sokol

August 15, 1928 - March 13, 2017

Anna V. Sokol passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 13, 2017. She was 88 and was living near her youngest son at the Worthington Independent Living facility in Gahanna, Ohio. She often played the organ to the delight of her friends at the Worthington. She was born in 1928 in Reading, Pa., where she lived most of her life. She was married to her loving husband, Joseph Sokol, for many years...
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Luz Maria Perez

June 2, 1937 - March 11, 2017

Luz M. Perez, 79, died on March 11th, 2017 in the Reading Hospital in the presence of her loving family. She was born in Puerto Rico on June 2, 1937, a daughter of the late Lorenzo Garcia Calderon and Juana Melendez Carrasquillo.Ms. Perez was survived by her children: Mary Luz Teissonniere and her husband, Luis A., of Conn.; Pedro A. Gonzalez and his wife, Rebecca, of Reading; Ada I. Rivera of...
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Juanita Louise Hightower

May 20, 1933 - March 8, 2017

Juanita L. (Marable) Laney Hightower, 83, of Reading, formerly of Pottstown, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Kutztown Manor. She was the wife of the late Leonard "Lenny" Hightower.Born in Birmingham, AL on May 20, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Alfonso Marable, Sr. and Daisy (Hardwick) Marable Griggs. She was a former member of Bethel AME in Pottstown and...
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Brian Anthony Liggs

November 15, 1973 - March 8, 2017

Brian Anthony Liggs, 43, of Reading, was called back to the Lord peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.Born in Reading on November 15, 1973, he was the son of the Ava (Liggs) Brown, wife of Anthony Brown, and Jeffrey Giddens.He was a 1991 graduate of Reading High School and went on to study Business at DeVry. Brian was employed as the Branch Manager at Wachovia Bank for 8...
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Robert B. Johnson

April 25, 1927 - March 7, 2017

Robert B. "Poppie" Johnson Jr., 89, of Reading, Pa., went to his heavenly home on March 7, 2017. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Robert B. and Elizabeth (Coleman) Johnson. He married Rosa Bell (Burgess) Johnson in 1948. Out of this unioin was born four sons: Robert B. III and with Janet, Leverne, Keith Johnson and Todd Johnson. Also surviving is a son, Kevin...
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Mary Jackson

January 2, 1926 - March 6, 2017

Mary Jackson was born January 2, 1926 in Atlanta, Georgia; the daughter of Edward Branford and Mary (Freeman) Branford, both parents preceded her in death. Mary's Sibling brothers were- John E. Branford, James H. Branford and Nathan Branford all deceased. Her sibling sisters were- Lena P. Branford, Earthleen Branford, Eula Mae Branford, and Lula Branford all deceased, with one surviving sister ...
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Alice Cartwright

April 19, 1942 - March 4, 2017

Alice (Radney) Cartwright, 74, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Born in Columbus, Ga., on April 19, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Agnes (Chapman) Radney. She was a 1961 graduate of Spencer High School in Columbus, Ga. Once she moved to Reading, she attended RACC to study nursing.She was a past member of the Greater Union Baptist Church and was...
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Freddie Leon Morrison

May 6, 1928 - March 3, 2017

Freddie L. "Chubby" Morrison, 88, of Cumru Township, passed away on March 3, 2017 in Penn State Health-St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the husband of Elizabeth G. Morrison. Born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Herbert Lee and Sallie (Gatlin) Morrison. He was employed with NGK Metals, Tuckerton, for 37 years, until retiring. Along with working at NGK, Chubby...
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Kimberly Lynne Bainbridge

June 9, 1965 - March 1, 2017

Kimberly "Kimmi" Lynne Bainbridge, 51, of Reading, flew with the angels back home to Jesus on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. She was the happy child of Wanda Bainbridge and the late William "Gus" Giddens. Step daughter of "Pops" Stevie Cook.Born on June 9, 1965 in Reading, Kimmi loved the Lord. She traveled to all the churches she could to hear His word preached! She had...
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Curtis Norman Stiely

September 23, 1947 - February 28, 2017

Curtis Norman Stiely, 69, of Reading, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.Born in Reading on September 23, 1947, he was the son of the late Norman and Alverda (Roth) Stiely. He was a 1965 Schuylkill Valley High School graduate.Curtis entered the US Army in 1965 and served during the Viet Nam War. When he returned stateside, he was employed with Georgia Pacific and then he retired after 30...
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Charles Franklin Keller

July 1, 1940 - February 21, 2017

Charles "Charlie" Franklin Keller, 76, formerly of Reading, of Millsboro, Del., since his retirement, passed away February 21, 2017 in Christiana Hospital. He issurvived by his loving wife, Dorothy J. (Ziolkowski) Keller. On March 19, 2017 they would have celebrated 57 years of marriage. He was born in Reading on July 1, 1940, a son of the late Charles B. and Hazel (Grabert) Keller...
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Paula Mercedes Arias de Ventura

March 27, 1940 - February 19, 2017

Paula Mercedes Arias de Ventura, 76 years old, of Pine St., passed away in her home on Sunday, February 19, 2017. She was loving wife of the late Roselio Antonio Ventura. Sadly, Roselio passed away on May 1, 1994.Born in Santiago, Dominican Republic on March 27, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Raul F. Rodriguez and Maria Dolores de Jesus Arias.Paula was a devoted member of St. Peter the...
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Naomi E. Warmkessel

May 13, 1924 - February 18, 2017

Naomi E. Warmkessel, 92, passed away February 18, 2017 in The Gardens for Memory Care at Easton. Her husband, Arlington C. Warmkessel Sr. passed away on October 13, 1974.Naomi was born in Mohnton on May 13, 1924 a daughter of the late Raymond and Lula M. (Burkhart) Epler.She was employed by Narrow Fabrics Ind., as a machine operator for 30 and a half years, retiring in May 1989.Naomi was...
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Janet Clara Best

July 28, 1942 - February 16, 2017

Janet Clara (Weidenhammer) Best, 74, of Reading, passed away peacefully in the home she shared with her daughter on Thursday, February 16, 2017. She was the wife of the late William Leon "Lee Lee" Best.Born in Pottstown on July 28, 1942, Janet was a daughter of the late Chester B., Sr. and Ethel E. (Hoffman) Weidenhammer. Janet was employed with City Hall as a cleaning person for several years...
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Shirley Elizabeth Machemer

February 26, 1925 - February 14, 2017

Shirley Elizabeth (Blessing) Machemer, 91, of Reading, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in the Mifflin Center, Shillington. She was the loving wife of the late Robert H. Machemer.Born in Reading on February 26, 1925, Shirley was a daughter of the late Albert and Dorothy (Botzum) Blessing. She attended Reading High School before join the workforce as a seamstress. She was...
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Frank Elmer Foreman

December 16, 1927 - February 13, 2017

Frank Elmer Foreman, 89, of Reading, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, February 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was the loving husband of the late Clara Jane (Goodwin) Foreman. Sadly, Clara passed away in 2011.Born in Reading on December 16, 1927, Frank was a son of the late Elmer and Stella (Marciniak) Foreman. He was a World War II veteran and served in the...
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Joe N. Pulliam

February 25, 1930 - February 11, 2017

Joe N. Pulliam 86, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday February 11, 2017 in Manor Care West Reading. He is survived by his wife Daisy (Tapp) Pulliam. Joe was born in Roxboro, N.C. on February 25, 1930 a son of the late Robert and Bessie Mae (Carver) Pulliam. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and was a former employee of Allhouse & Chemicals in Reading. Joe is...
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Margarita Angie Rodriguez

March 8, 1976 - February 10, 2017

Margarita Angie Rodriguez, 40, passed away February 10, 2017. Born in Puerto Rico, a daughter of Anibal Rodriguez and Carmen Lopez. Survived by 4 children: Dayanara Rivera, Luz Colindres, Hugo Colindres and Kaylina Gonzalez; 4 grandchildren; 3 brothers; and 4 sisters. Theo C Auman is entrusted with services. www.theocauman.com.
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Caryll Robbins Whipple

October 12, 1927 - February 7, 2017

Caryll Robbins Whipple, Captain USN, PhD (1927-2017)Caryll ("Whip") R. Whipple, 89, was called home by his Lord on February 7, 2017. He was born in Altoona, PA on October 12, 1927 to Carl E. Whipple and Marion (Robbins) Whipple. He is predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Jean E (Smith) Whipple. He is known by his family and friends as a man who excelled in loyalty to his God, country, and family,...
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Augustus Monos

October 2, 1927 - January 23, 2017

Augustus Monos, 89, Reading, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017 at the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of the late Angeline (Zeppos) Monos.He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as Seaman Second Class. He later received a B.S. degree in Education from Lock Haven State College in 1954 and a M.Ed. in Psychology from Temple University in 1959. He was certified by the Pennsylvania...
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Valerica Vinteler

November 19, 1948 - January 15, 2017

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Rodney James DeLong

July 16, 1940 - January 13, 2017

Rodney "Sonny" James DeLong, 76, of Wyomissing, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 in Berks Heim Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was the loving husband of 24 years to Karen L. (Delp) Klahr DeLong. Born in Reading on July 16, 1940, he was the son of the late Edward and Helen DeLong. He was employed with Metropolitan Edison as an engineer for 36 years before retiring in 1995.Sonny was...
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Rubin Valentin

February 20, 1951 - January 6, 2017

Sgt. Rubin Valentin, 65, of Brooklyn, N.Y., passed away January 6, 2017 in The Reading Hospital. Born in Puerto Rico on February 20, 1951. He was a beloved son of the late Georgina Colon and Angel Valentin. Rubin was one of 17 children. He is survived by his siblings: Luis, Gorge, Aristides, Elliott, Diane, David, Andy, Yvette, Edith, Noelia, Ariel, Benny, and Alberto.He was predeceased by three...
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Marguerite Ryan

March 14, 1923 - January 5, 2017

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Sherman R. Prater

November 3, 1940 - January 1, 2017

Sherman Ray Prater, 76, of Lower Macungie Township, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 in his residence. He was the husband of Karen L. (Pearl) Prater. Born in Maryville, Tennessee he was a son of the late Samuel Franklin and Mary Olive (Paul) Prater. Ray was employed as an Ironworker with Local #36, Allentown. Ray proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in the 38th Engineer Company, 7th...
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