Miscellaneous Berks County, Pennsylvania Obituaries
1999

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HELEN HUNTZINGER
Services were held for Helen (Nester) Huntzinger, 80, widow of Cleavis N. Huntzinger, of Big Road, New Hanover, who died Aug. 30 in Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. Born in Washington Township, she was employed for 18 years as an inside casket transporter with the former Boyertown Casket Co. She was a member of the New Hanover Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Liberty Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, New Berlinville, and the New Hanover Township Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by a daughter, Martha (Hollowbush), wife of Keimer Lessig Sr., of Douglassville; two sisters, Mabel, widow of Franklin Derr, of Bechtelsville, and Rebecca, widow of Leon Frey of Boyertown; one brother, Levarn Nester, of Gilbertsville. Also a male companion, Lloyd Renninger, with whom she resided for seven years; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister and a brother. The L. W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown, handled the arrangements. 

RAY E. STUMHOFER
Services were held for Ray E. Stumhofer, 71, of West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, who died Sept. 5 in Pottsville Hospital, where he had been a patient. He was the husband of Nancy C. (Kolbe) Stumhofer. Born in Oley Township, he was employed for 27 years in the hot mill by Carpenter Technology Corp., retiring in 1992. He was a member of Friedenís United Church of Christ, Oley. He is also survived by a son, Jason A., West Brunswick Township. Other survivors include two sisters, Arlene (Stumhofer) Youse, Boyertown, and Ruth (Stumhofer) Harpel, Perkiomen-ville. The arrangements were handled by the Daniel R. Christ Funeral Home, Oley. 

PAUL L. LEISTER SR.
Services were held for Paul L. Leister Sr., 70, husband of Bertha A. (Haring) Leister, of Earl Road, Earl Township, who died Sept. 4 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Colebrookdale Township, Leister was employed as a quarry foreman at C.S. Garber & Sons Inc., for 36 years until his retirement in 1998. He also worked with his father as a bricklayer for many years. He and his wife had celebrated 52 years of marriage. Leister was a member of the Good Shepherd Church of Christ, Boyertown. He was also a life member of the Friendship Hook and Ladder Fire Co., Boyertown, the Liberty Fire Co., New Berlinville, the Pike Township Sportsmens Association, and the Hospitallerís Relief Association, Reamstown, Lancaster County. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Barbara A., wife of Robert A. Troxel, Reading, and Nancy J. Leister, at home; four sons, Paul L. Leister Jr., Earlville, Gary L. Leister, Oley, Randall A. Leister and Brian K. Leister, both at home. Also five sisters, Vivian, wife of Kenneth Kulp, Boyertown, Nancy, wife of Carl Kulp, Bechtelsville, Pauline, wife of Adam Benfield, Boyertown, Dorothy, wife of Richard Nuss, Bechtelsville, and Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Sweeney, New Berlinville; seven brothers, Carl Leister, Delaware, Rodman Leister, Pennsburg, Charles Leister, Gilbertsville; Dallas Leister, Earlville; Barry Leister, Gilbertsville; Daniel Leister, Sewickley and Kerry Leister, Pottstown; and seven grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown. 

PAUL T. REICHART
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Paul T. "Bolley" Reichart, 80, widower of Dorothy M. (Grim) Reichart, of North Church Street, Bally, who died Sept. 4 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Bally, he was employed as plant manager by Bally Block Co. for 47 years until his retirement in 1988. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II as a private first class. Reichart was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Bally, where he was a member of the building fund committee. He was a life member of the Bally Fire Co. and the Bally Senior Center and was a Bally Ambulance driver for many years. Surviving are two sons: James P. Reichart of Emmaus, and Stephen R. Reichart of Telford; two daughters, Joan M., wife of William J. Kelsch, of Bally, and Kathleen A., wife of Thomas R. Craver Jr., of Boyertown; one brother, Francis Reichart of Bally; two sisters, Helen, wife of Paul Bauer, of Bally, Bertha Dengler of Bally; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by four brothers and one sister. Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Academy, 7th and Pine streets, Bally, PA 19503. The Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown, was in charge of the arrangements. 

SHEILA R. SCHAEFFER
A memorial service was held for Sheila R. Schaeffer, 47, of Weinsteiger Road, Washington Township, who died Sept. 6 in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, where she had been a patient.
She was the wife of Kenneth L. Schaeffer. In August, her and her husband celebrated 32 years of marriage. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of Luther Henne, Wyomissing and Shirley M. (Reist) Phillips, and a step-father, Joseph P. Phillips, Gilbertsville. Schaeffer was employed for several years as a receptionist by the Rising Stars Dance Academy, Gilbertsville, last working in 1997. She is also survived by a son, K. Scott, Bethlehem; and two daughters: Tiffany T. (Schaeffer) Meehan, Oceanside, Calif., and Jennifer R. Schaeffer, at home. Other survivors include a sister, Bonita (Henne) Gresh, Boyertown. Contributions may be made to the National Diabetes Association, 2045 West Gate Drive, Suite 302, Bethlehem, Pa. 18017. The arrangements were handled by the C. L. Losh Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

CYNTHIA A. FICK
A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Cynthia A. Fick, 49, of Gauby Road, Alsace Township, who died in her residence on Sept. 6. She was the wife of Leroy G. Fick. Born in West Reading, she was a member of St. Catharine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Exeter Township. She is also survived by a son, Brian L. Fick, at home; a daughter, Michele M. (Fick) Kline, Alsace Township; and a stepson, Scott L. Fick, Greensburg, Westmoreland County. Other survivors include two brothers, Bernard F. and Michael W. Hughes, and two sisters: Kay L. (Hughes) Medlar and Jean E. (Hughes) Fick, all of Alsace Township. There are also a grandchild and two stepgrandchildren. The Daniel R. Christ Funeral Home,Oley, handled the arrangements. 

STEPHANIE B. SCHOELLER
A memorial service was held for Stephanie Bryn Schoeller, 32, of Lexington Ave., New York, NY., who died Aug. 20 in the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. She was the daughter of James R. and Gwendolyn (Ott) Schoeller, Wallkill, NY. Schoeller was a 1986 graduate of Wallkill High School; University of Pennsylvania 1990, Bachelorís degree in history & sociology of Science and earned her masterís degree in public administration from New York Univ. in 1994. She had been employed by South Shore Health System, Valley Stream, NY as a consultant for three years. She had previously worked for Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield in New York from 1990-1996. Schoeller was a member of Wallkill Reformed Church, Wallkill, NY. Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, Matthew C. Schoeller, Rye, NY; maternal grandfather, Linwood W. Ott, Boyertown; paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Schoeller, Wallkill, NY. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, Berks Co. Unit, 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading, Pa. 19605 or The Wallkill High School, Stephanie B. Schoeller Memorial Scholarship Fund, Wallkill, NY or the Wallkill Reformed Church, Wallkill, NY 12589. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

RALPH A. MOYER JR.
Services will be held for Ralph A. Moyer Jr., 68, of 2305 Alsace Road, Alsace Township, who died Sept. 11 in the emergency care unit of Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Betty L (Silfies) Moyer. Born in Reading, Moyer was employed for 42 years as a bus driver by BARTA, retiring in 1997. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. Moyer is also survived by three daughters; Michelle R. and Donna and Debbie Moyer, all of Reading. Other survivors include a stepson, Walter Moyer, Reading. Also surviving are two sisters, Jacqueline K. (Moyer) Steinmetz, Birdsboro, and Geraldine E. (Moyer) Millard, Elverson. There are also seven grandcildren. Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Sanders Funeral Home, Reading. 

ABBIE A. UHL
Services will be held for Abbie A. (Kaufmann) Uhl, 84, of the Montgomery County Geriatric Center, Royersford, formerly of Gravel Pike, Perkiomenville, who died Sept. 11 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Philadelphia, she was a homemaker. Surviving are two sons, George Uhl, Pennsburg, and Joseph Uhl, East Greenville; a daughter, Abbie, wife of John Wright, Perkiomenville; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Albert and William Uhl; two daughters, Anna May Willing and Thelma Johnson. Also three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington St., East Greenville. A viewing will be held 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The Rev. Joseph Hyatt, pastor at New Covenant Brethren in Christ Church, Quakertown, will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 75, Pennsburg, PA, or to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Plymouth Meeting, Suite 520, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Burial will be at St. Markís Lutheran Cemetery, Pennsburg. 

IRAD V. ESCHBACH
Services were held for Irad V. Eschbach, 101, of the Frederick Mennonite Community, Fred-erick, who died Sept. 9 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Pottstown. Born in Pennsburg, he attended Lehigh University, Bethlehem, where he studied chemical engineering. Eschbach was employed at Boeing Aircraft, in California, in the sheet metal department. He was later employed at the former Ryan Aircraft in experimental metal design in the aircraft sheet metal department until he retired in 1969. Eschbach was a member of the Pennsburg United Church of Christ, Pennsburg, and the Area 1, G.O.P. Eschbach is survived by nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. Donations may be made to either the Pennsburg United Church of Christ, 775 Main St., Pennsburg; or to the Salvation Army, 137 King St., Pottstown, PA 19464. The arrangements were handled by the Falk Funeral Home, Pennsburg. 

FLORENCE E. SMITH
Services were held for Florence E. Smith, 98, formerly of S. Sixth St., who died Sept. 9 in Berks Heim, where she had resided since 1993. She was predeceased by a previous husband, Russell Witmoyer, in 1950. Born in Yellow House, she was employed for four years as a waitress at United Cigar, Reading. She is survived by a son, Floyd G. Bloch, Reading. Other survivors include a brother and a sister. Also three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The Sanders Funeral Home, Reading, handled the arrangements. 

ELIZABETH A. J. KLINE
Services were held for Elizabeth Ann (Sissy) James Kline, 56, wife of John B. Kline, of Boyertown, who died Sept. 5 in Phoenix, Ariz. Born in McAlester, Okla., she attended school in Talihina, Okla., and Ireneís Beauty College, in Muskogee, Okla. She was employed as a licensed beautician for many years. Kline and her husband were married in 1967, and relocated to Boyertown in 1968. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Heather L. Kline, of Phoenix; one son, John B. Kline Jr., of Boyertown; a sister and three grandchildren. The Drake-Jones Funeral Home, Talihina, Oklahoma was in charge of the arrangements. 

URIAH H CORRELL
Services were held for Uriah H. Correll, 85, of Cottonwood Lane, Alsace Township, who died Sept. 7 in ManorCare Health Services Inc., Muhlenberg Township, where he had been a resident for one day. He was the husband of Eva C. (Roth) Correll. Born in Andrews, Schuylkill County, he had been employed for 28 years as a knitter by Berkshire Knitting Mills, Wyomissing, and was last employed for 10 years by Green Lane Hosiery, Montgomery County, retiring as a foreman in 1980. Correll was an Army veteran in World War II. He was a life member of American Legion Post 0622, Laureldale, and of the Pike Township Sportsmanís Association. Correll is also survived by a daughter, Anna Mae (Correll) Luckenbill, Bernville; a son, Gene N., Robesonia; and two stepsons, Gene A. Hillegass, Reading, and Glenn J. Hillegass, Oley. Other survivors include a sister, Hermie (Correll) Forry, Robesonia, and a brother, Willard A., Exeter Township. There are also three grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and five great-grandsons. The Auman Funeral Home, Reiffton, handled the arrangements. 

ETHEL I. MERCER
Services were held for Ethel I. Mercer, 81, widow of Albert M. Mercer, of North Berks Street, Boyertown, who died in the Phoenixville Hospital, where she had been a patient. Born in Pottstown, she was a 1937 graduate of Boyertown High School and was a homemaker for most of her life. She was a member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown. Mercer was a past Noble Grand of the former Laura Rebecca Lodge 593, Boyertown; past District Deputy of District 7 (Rebecca Lodges); member of Our Lady of Colfax Lodge 182, I.O.O.F., Leesport; life member of the Boyertown Democratic Club; charter member of the Boyertown Historical Society; volunteer for Mothers March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society; Girl Scout cookie chairwoman for many years; life member of Penn Live Streamers, Rahns; former Judge of Elections for the First District in Boyertown; volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels; volunteer driver for the American Red Cross Blood Mobiles. She is survived by one son, Peter K. Mercer, State College, Center County; four daughters, M. Susan, wife of David W. Johns, Shillington, Judith A., wife of Wesley M. Sheridan, Chalfont, Elaine L., wife of Robert J. Stein, Boyertown, and Mary G., wife of Scott H. Strickland, Westfield, N.J.,; one brother, Gerald T. Karver, Boyertown; one sister, Betty Jean, wife of Daniel Bause Jr., Boyertown; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Albert M. Mercer Jr., one granddaughter, Mary H. Strick-land, and one sister, Phyllis M. Stauffer. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, ChesMont Branch, 800 High St., Pottstown, PA 19464. The arrangements were handled by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown.

WILLARD M. GODSHALL
Services were held for Willard M. Godshall, 78, of Oley Township, who died Aug. 31 in Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, where he had been a patient. He had been a resident of the Lutheran Community at Telford, for the last several years. His wife, Amelia S. (Reppert) Godshall, died in 1995. Born in Salford Township, Godshall was employed for many years as a truck driver by Mrs. Smithís Pies, Reading, retiring in 1983. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Surviving are two sons, Arthur, Green Lane; Keith, Richland-town; and four daughters: Ruth A. (Godshall) Galinski, Telford; Geraldine (Godshall) Gilbert, Virginia Beach, Va.; Sandra (Godshall) Cheatum, Green Lane, and Carol (Godshall) Madsen, Newportville. Other survivors include three brothers; four sisters; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The arrangements were handled by the David R. Sadler Funeral Home, Telford. 

ELLEN L. PENNYPACKER
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Ellen L. Pennypacker, 85, of Manatawny Road, Earl Township, who died Aug. 30 in the Berkshire Center, Exeter township, where she had resided since Aug. 16. She was the wife of William C. Pennypacker. Born in Reading, Pennypacker was a member of St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, Boyertown. She is also survived by a daughter, Patricia (Pennypacker) Forester, Wyomissing; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The arrangements were handled by the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading. 

MARIAN ELENCHIN-HNATH
A funeral Mass was celebrated for Marian Louise (Weet) Elenchin-Hnath, 71, wife of William Hnath and widow of Michael J. Elenchin, of Boyertown, formerly of Phoenixville, who died Aug. 30 at Frederick Mennonite Comm-unity, Frederick. Born in Pittsburgh, she was employed as a library aid at the Phoenixville Public Library. She was previously employed as a grade school teacher for eight years in Pittsburgh and at Sacred Heart, St. Maryís and St. Annís schools in Phoenixville for 20 years. She was a Phoenixville resident for 30 years, and was a Gray Lady at Phoenixville Hospital for five years. She was a member of St. Columbkill Catholic Church, Boyertown. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two brothers and three sisters. The arrangements were handled by the Devlin-Rosmos-Kepp Funeral Home Inc., Phoenixville. 

MARTHA E. LAMOREAUX
Services were held for Martha E. (Hughes) Lamoreaux, 83, widow of William G. Lamoreaux of East High Street, Sanatoga, who died Aug. 29 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, where she had been a patient. She was born in Avoca, Luzerne County, was a homemaker and an active member in the Pottstown Area Seniors Center. She is survived by one daughter, Karyl L., wife of Charles L. "Chip" Ritter, Gilbertsville; one sister; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pottstown Area Seniors Center, 724 N. Adams St., Pottstown, PA 19464. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

NORMAN L. MOHN
Private services were held for Norman L. "Mooney" Mohn, 69, husband of Georgia J. (Wandel) (Wommer) Mohn, of Little Road, Sassamansville, who died Aug. 30 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. They were married for 25 years. Born in Fruitville, he worked at Superior Tube in Collegeville for 19 years and later worked for Willard Rhoads, owner of the Boyertown Landfill and retired in 1991 from the road crew with New Hanover Township. He was also a life member of the Gilbertsville Fire Company. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Gloria Mohn of Zephyrhills, Fla.; Mary Walters, Pottstown; two sons, Barry Mohn of Boyertown and Timothy Mohn of Sanatoga; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by five step-children, Alan Wommer of Frederick and Timothy Wommer, Bechtelsville; Terry Wommer, at home; Dawn, wife of David Stinnard, Boyertown and Amy Jackson of Sassamansville; and four step-grandchildren and one sister. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association of Greater Philadel-phia, 2100 S. Fifth St., Philadephia, PA 19106. The arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania. 

VIOLA S. BOTTS
Private graveside services were held for Viola S. (Yerger) Botts, 74, widow of Charles E. Botts, of Pottstown, who died Aug. 29 at her residence in the Sidney Pollick House, Pottstown. Born in Pottstown, she attended Gilbertsville school, and lived in the Boyertown Area for many years. She was employed in the admissions department of Lanshire Hall Nursing Home, Lancaster County, before her retirement. She is survived by a sister. The arrangements were handled by the Ruggliero Funeral Home, Trappe. 

HENRY D. SWENK
Services were held for Henry D. Swenk, 76, husband of Nancy A. (Workman) Swenk, of the Lutheran Community at Telford and formerly of Logan Street, Pottstown, who died Aug. 29 at the community. Born in Barto, Swenk was a shipper for 32 years with Neapco, Pottstown. He was a World War II veteran, and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of Pike Township Sportsmanís Association. Surviving with his widow are a son, H. David Swenk, Quakertown; one brother, Ralph Swenk, Amity; two sisters, Dorothy, wife of Russell Weller, Bechteslville and Evelyn, wife of Kermit Gottshall, Boyertown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grandview Hospital Hospice, Sellersville. There was no viewing for Swenk, with the arrangements handled by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home, Pottstown. 

EDNA M. KOCHAN
Services were held for Edna M. Kochan, 89, of Reading Ave., West Reading, who died Sept. 2 in the Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient. Her husband, Benjamin Kochan, died in 1982. Born in Ruscombmanor Township, Kochan was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregation of Salem (Bellemanís) Church, Centre Township. She is survived by two sons, Charles J., Centre Township, and Jack B., Bern Township; and a daughter, Anna A. Kochan, West Reading. Other survivors include a sister, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. The Leibensperger Funeral Homes Inc., Centerport, handled the arrangements. 

RUTH LEATHERMAN YODER
Services were held for Ruth C. (Bolton) Leatherman Yoder, 89, widow of Norman G. Yoder, and of the Rev. Daniel D. Leatherman, of Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton and formerly of Bechtelsville and Telford, who died Sept. 1 at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville. Born in Hatfield Township, she was employed for about eight years in the linens department at North Penn Hospital, Lansdale, before working for nine years in the shipping department of Youngís Casters, Souderton, retiring in 1985. She was a member of Lansdale Mennonite Church, where she was a former Sunday school and Vacation Bible School teacher. Surviving are one daughter, Esther L. Kisamore, Colorado Springs, Co.; two sons, Daniel R. Leatherman, Elkhart, Ind., and James A. Leatherman, Plymouth, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Grace, wife of Mark Gehman, of Bechtelsville, and Naomi, wife of Abram Clemens, of Lowville, N.Y.; three stepsons, Paul Yoder, Boyertown, David Yoder, Harrisonburg, Va., and Norman Glen Yoder, of Harleysville. Also one sister, 11 grandchildren, 24 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and 55 step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by six brothers and three sisters. Memorial donations may be made to the Lansdale Mennonite Church, York and Cannon avenues, Lansdale, PA 19446, or to the charity of oneís choice. The arrangements were handled by the Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton. 

HAROLD A. SCHLEGEL
Services were held for Harold A. Schlegel, 79, of Wanshop Road, Alsace Township, who died Aug. 21 in St. Joseph Medical Center, where he had been a patient. He was the husband of Gloria G. (Ernst) Schlegel. Born in Stony Creek Mills, he had been employed for 30 years as a draw bench operator by Reading Tube Corp., retiring in 1978. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Schlegel is also survived by a son, Ralph M., Reading, and two daughters: Virginia D. (Schlegel) Lisa, Shillington, and Donna M. (Schlegel) Kozlowski, Oley. Other survivors include a brother, Harry, Oley, and four sisters: Erma (Schlegel) Mengel, West Reading; Shirley (Schlegel) Brown, Reading; Rita (Schlegel) Ollar, Oley; and Rose Marie (Schlegel) Eppler, Fleetwood. There are also 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Richard C. and Dale A. The arrangements were handled by the Auman Funeral Home, Reiffton. 

MELVIN H. CLEMMER
Services were held for Melvin H. Clemmer, 92, husband of Henrietta M. (Moyer) Clemmer and widower of Amanda R. (Conrad) Clemmer, of Schoolhouse Road, Bechtelsville. He died Aug. 22 in the Manatawny Manor Nursing Home, East Coventry. Born in Boyertown, he was self-employed as a carpenter for 10 years until his retirement in 1990. He was previously employed by the former Melvin N. Reichart Butcher Shop, Bechtelsville, and the former Colebrookdale Iron Co. He was a member of St. John (Hill) United Church of Christ, Pike Township, where he served as a deacon, elder and trustee for many years; a member of the Bechtelsville Fire Co., and a life member of the Pike Township Sportsmanís Assoc.; secretary of the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, Camp 507, Bechtelsville; and a member of the Hill Church Cemetery Board. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Janet C. Clemmer of Reading and Anna C., wife of Nicholas J. Giardiello, of Muhlenburg Township; and two sisters, Helen Kolb of Spring City and Edna Reichert of Landis Store. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society of Berks County, 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading, PA 19605. The arrangements were handled by the Catagnus Funeral Home, Gilbertsville. 

MAE M. POLINKO
Private services were held for Mae M. (Reiner-Scott) Polinko, 75, widow of Edward Polinko of Woodside Lane, Boyertown, who died Aug. 20 in her residence She was born in Mt. Carmel, and was a homemaker. Polinko was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Kulpmon. She is survived by her caregivers, Art and Bonnie Zipp, Boyertown, and two nieces. Memorial contributions may be made to Boyertown Ambulance Association, 2 E. Second St., Boyertown, PA 19512 or to the charity of oneís choice. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

BEATRICE KRASLEY
Funeral services were held for Beatrice (Klein) Krasley, 91, of Frederick and formerly of Perkiomenville, widow of Paul S. Krasley, who died Aug. 23 in Phoenixville Hospital. Born in Rahns, she was a 1926 graduate of the former Collegeville High School and a 1930 graduate of Ursinus College, Collegeville. She then taught at the former Schwenksville School District. A member of the First United Church of Christ, Royersford, she was also a member of the Eastern Star Freeland Chapter, Collegeville, the Royersford Womenís Club and the Lehigh Valley Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Charlotte K., wife of Nelson D. Bowser, West Chester; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be made in her name to First United Church of Christ, Royersford, PA 19468. The Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Royersford, handled the arrangements. 

PAULINE I. VANIM
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered for Pauline I. (Dries) Vanim, 79, wife of Alfred Vanim, of Krocks Road, Allentown, and formerly of Bally and Zionsville, who died August 24 in Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Trexlertown, she was employed as a sewing machine operator at Stauffer Brothers Manufacturing Co., Red Hill, and at various other businesses in Emmaus and Bechtelsville before she retired. She and her husband had celebrated 60 years of marriage in May. Vanim was formerly a member of St. Annís Catholic Church, Emmaus, and St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Salisbury. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Christine Howerter, Bally, and Sally Ann Nuelle, Salt Lake City; four sons, Alfred, of Reading, David and Philip, both of Zionsville, and Daniel, of Tuckertown, N.J.; two brothers, 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. Memorial donations may be made to Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Box C, Bally, PA 19503. The Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus, handled the arrangements. 

MELVIN L. CARLSON
Private burial was held for Melvin L. Carlson, 91, of the Frederick Mennonite Community, Upper Frederick, formerly of Limerick, who died Aug. 24 at his residence. Born in Plymouth, Luzerne County, he was employed as a stationary engineer by the former Taylor Fibre Co., Betzwood, until his retirement in 1972. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II as a stationary fireman first class. Carlson was educated at the Larksville School and was a member of the Falkner Swamp United Church of Christ, Gilbertsville, and the Warren Lodge F & AM 310, Collegeville. He is survived by a brother and a sister. Carlson was predeceased by a sister. Memorial donations may be made to the Frederick Mennonite Community Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 498, Frederick, PA 19435. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown. 

STELLA Y. YORGEY
Services were held for Stella Y. Yorgey, 94, of Pricetown Road, Ruscombmanor Township, who died Aug. 24 in the Kutztown Manor, where she had been a resident since July. Her husband, Lawrence G. Yorgey, died in 1940. Born in Washington Township, Yorgey was a member of St. Johnís United Church of Christ, Pricetown. She is survived by a daughter, Betty J. (Yorgey) Reider, with whom she resided. Other survivors include a brother, Warren Moyer, Gabelsville. There are also a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter. The arrangements were handled by the Daniel R. Christ Funeral Home, Oley. 

SARAH J. MANWILLER
Services were held for Sarah J. Manwiller, 92, formerly of Memorial Highway, Fleetwood, who died Aug. 27 in Kutztown Manor, where she had been a resident for three years. Her husband, Herbert J. Manwiller, died in 1985. Born in Ruscombmanor Township, she was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Pricetown. She is survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Manwiller was predeceased by a daughter, Emily H. (Manwiller) Rothermel. The Mae A. Stump Funeral Home Inc., Fleetwood, handled the arrangements. 

MARGARET KURTZ-MILLER
Graveside services were held for Margaret E. (Shertz) Kurtz-Miller, 83, widow of John M. Kurtz and Edward R. Miller, of ManorCare Health Services, North Charlotte Street, Pottstown, formerly of Sweinhart Road, Boyertown, who died Aug. 27 at ManorCare. Born in Gap, Lancaster County, she was employed as head cook by the Kimberton Farm School until her retirement in 1982. She was previously employed by Annieís Fancy Cakes, Boyertown. She was a Methodist and was a life member of Liberty Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, New Berlinville. Surviving are three daughters, Shirley, wife of James Reidnauer, of Pottstown, Nancy Ewing of Boyertown, and Muriel, wife of Edward T. Fisher, of New Berlinville. Also two brothers, two sisters; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Berks County Unit, 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading, PA 19605. The arrangements were handled by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown. 

RAYMOND HOUCK
Services will be held for Raymond R. Houck, a Ruscomb-manor Township business owner, who died Aug. 27 in St. Joseph Medical Center, where he had been a patient. Houck, 81, of Houck Road, Ruscombmanor Township, was predeceased by his wife, Ferne I. (Shade) Houck, in 1975. He was the owner and president of the Raymond R. Houck Machine Co., Ruscombmanor Township, for the past 50 years.· 

LEROY H. WELLER
Services were held for LeRoy H. Weller, 96, husband of Edith W. (Weller) Weller, widower of Annie (Weller) Weller, of RD 4, Boyertown, who died Aug. 15 at his residence. Born in District Township, Weller was employed by Eastern Foundry, Boyertown, for many years. He owned the Weller Saw Mill, from his residence, and was also a farmer. He was a member of the Jehovahís Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Boyertown; member of the Pike Township Sportsmens Association; member of the Earl Township and Oley fire companies. He is survived by a son, Homer Weller, Pike; three stepsons, Lewis W. Weller, Pike, William Swavely, Earl, and David Swavely, Reading; three stepdaughters, Rose (Weller), widow of Melvin Babb, Earl, Merle (Swavely), wife of Norman William, Earl, and Diane (Swavely), wife of Ralph Quinn, Pennsburg; one brother, Earl Weller, Oley; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 20 step-grandchildren; 41 step-great-grandchildren; six step-great-great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Jehovahís Witnesses Kingdom Hall, Boyertown Industrial Park, Boyertown, PA 19512. The arrangements were handled by the Daniel R. Christ Funeral Home, Oley. 

VIOLA K. EDGE
A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Viola K. (Kemmerer) Edge, 87, widow of Harlan O. Edge, of Popodickon Drive, Boyertown, who died Aug. 16 in her residence. Born in Washington Township, she was employed as a personnel manager for Great American Knitting Mill, Bally, for 44 years until her retirement in 1978. She was a member of St. Columbkill Catholic Church, Boyertown. She is survived by a son, Harlan R. Edge of Lake Wylie, S.C.; one daughter, Norma Choquet of Gastonia, N.C.; one brother, Theodore S. Kemmerer of Boyertown; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown. 

ANNA W. KEIM
Services were held for Anna W. Keim, 89, who died Aug. 17 at the Frederick Mennonite Comm-unity, Upper Frederick. Born in Colebrookdale, she owned and operated a boarding house in Boyertown for many years, which she was forced to close during World War II. She was later employed by the Boyertown Clothing Factory and the Boyertown Casket Co. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Boyertown. Keim is survived by a sister, Miriam Johnson, of Boyertown. Memorial donations may be made to St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512, or to the Frederick Mennonite Comm-unity, P.O. Box 498, Frederick, PA 19435-0498. The arrangements were handled by the Catagnus Funeral Home, Gilbertsville. 

FLORENCE E. DERR
Services were held for Florence E. "Polly" (Slonaker) Derr, 78, widow of Samuel P. Derr, of Frederick Mennonite Community, Frederick, formerly of Gilbertsville, who died Aug. 19. Born in Pennsburg, Derr was a homemaker and a lifelong member of Christ Lutheran Church, Niantic. She is survived by a brother and a sister. Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road, Niantic, PA 19504. The arrangements were handled by the Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, East Greenville. 

EVA E. SCHOTT
Funeral services were held for Eva E. (Kuser) Schott, 76, widow of John Schott, of Limerick, who died Aug. 19 in the Sanatoga Center, Sanatoga. Born in Boyertown, she lived most of her life in Limerick and worked for many years as an aide for the former Pennhurst State Hospital and then at the former Philco Co. in Spring City. She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Schott and Pearl Costello, both of Limerick; three sisters, Betty Kuser, of Reading, and Helen Reppert and Mary Lang, both of Boyertown; two brothers, Paul Kuser, of Boyertown, and Warren Kuser of Arizona; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John "Jack" Schott; two sisters, Grace Klemmer and Flaus Gilbert; and two brothers, Pete and Wayne Kuser. Memorial donations may be made to the Caring Hospice, 100 W. Wissahickon Ave., Ambler, PA 19002. The arrangements were handled by the Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Royersford. 

MABEL M. CONRAD
Services will be held Friday for Mabel M. (Briel) Conrad, 87, of the Frederick Mennonite Community, formerly of County Line road, Gilbertsville, who died Aug. 21 at the community. She was the widow of Norman R. Conrad. Born in Douglass Township, Montgomery County, she was a homemaker. Conrad was a member of St. John-Hill United Church of Christ, Boyertown and a member of the Womenís Guild at the church. Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters and a brother. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. at St. John-Hill U.C.C. R.D. 4, Box 490, Boyertown. The Rev. James W. Rogers will officiate. A viewing will be Friday at 9:30 at the church until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John-Hill United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, R.D. #4, Box 490, Boyertown, PA 19512. The arrangements are being handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. Burial will be in Hill Church Cemetery, Pike Township. 

MARTHA A. MCDERMOTT
A memorial service will be held for Martha A. (Klinger) McDermott, 78, widow of James McDermott, of Perkiomenville Road, Upper Frederick, who died Aug. 18 in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Shamokin, Northumberland County, she was employed as an assembler for Ford Electronics, Lansdale, Montgomery County, for 15 years until her retirement. She was a 45-year member of Friedenís United Church of Christ, Sumneytown, Mont-gomery County. She was also a volunteer for the Green Lane Community Ambulance Corps, Green Lane. She is survived by a son, James P. McDermott of Perkiomenville; a nephew whom she raised, Dan Shannon of Boston; a brother; a sister; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Marsha L. McDermott. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Friedenís United Church of Christ, Church Road, Sumneytown. The Rev. Ronald R. Krick will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1000 East Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The arrangements were handled by the Monaghan Funeral Home Inc., Red Hill. 

MARYANN COWAN
Services were held for Maryann "Mimi" (Fithian) Cowan, 49, wife of Paul R. Cowan, of North Walnut Street, Boyertown, who died Aug. 17 at her residence. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of Charles H. Fithian, of Boonesboro, Md., and Doris J. (Spaar) Osman, of Boyertown. A 1968 graduate of Boyertown High School, she was employed at Reading Hospital and Medical Center for many years. She was a member of Hill Lutheran Church, Lancaster, and a member of the Cabot Corp. Bowling League. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by three daughters, Linda M., wife of Robin Freiman, of Bechtelsville, Rita M. Cowan, at home, and Shawnee Cowan, Pennsburg; one son, Shane R. Cowan, Pennsburg. Also three sisters, Susan E., wife of Richard Burkett, Boyertown, Debbie E., wife of David Faflik, Coral Springs, Fla., and Tina Ackley, Boyertown; two brothers, Jeffrey S. Smith, Gilbertsville, and Danny Fithian, Boonesboro, Md. She was predeceased by a daughter, Angela R. Cowan, and a son, Philip C. Cowan. Memorial donations may be made to the Hill Lutheran Church, 998 N. Mill St., Lebanon, PA 17046. The arrangements were handled by the Catagnus Funeral Home, Gilbertsville. 

CHARLES A. YARNALL
Services will be held for Charles A. Yarnall, 88, widower of Mary E. (Geisinger) Yarnall, of Congo Road, Gilbertsville, who died Aug. 17 in ManorCare Health Services, Pottstown. Born in Media, Delaware County, Yarnall was a farmer and worked for Superior Tube, Collegeville, for 16 years before retiring in 1976. He was a member of Providence Church of the Brethren, Royersford, a life member of the Gilbertsville Fire Co., a 50-year member of the Sanatoga Grange, as well as a member of the George A. Amole Post No. 47 American Legion, Pottstown. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are three sons, Thomas C. Yarnall, of Gilbertsville, Mark W. Yarnall, of Boyertown, and Glenn A. Yarnall, of Gilbertsville; one daughter, Sara L., wife of Robert Armstrong, of New Castle, Del.; a brother; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Providence Church of the Brethren, 1202 S. Township Line Road, Royersford. Memorial donations may be made to the Pottstown Area Visiting Nurses Association, 1963 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464. There will be no viewing. Burial will be in the Mingo Cemetery Burial Grounds. The arrangements are being handled by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home, 359 King St., Pottstown. 

IRENE SCHWENK
Services will be held Friday for Irene (Gehris) Schwenk, 91, widow of Fred N. Schwenk, of Laura Drive, Barto, formerly of Palm, who died Aug. 19 at her residence. Born in Pennsburg, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Red Hill. She is survived by two sons, Frederick Schwenk, of Sellers-ville, and David Schwenk, of Coopersburg; two daughters, Grace, wife of Richard Long, of Red Hill, and Barbara, wife of Michael Bartholomew, of Barto; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Falk Funeral Home, 163 Main St., Pennsburg. Memorial donations may be made to the Grand View Hospital Hospice Program, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville, PA 18960. Friends are invited to call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hill. 

OMAR B. ZOOK
Services were held for Omar B. Zook, 89, who died Aug. 17 in his residence at Covered Bridge Road, Oley Township. His wife, Mary E. (Fisher) Zook died in 1983. Born in Talmage, Lancaster County, Zook was employed as a farmer for his entire life. Zook was a member of the Oley Mennonite Church. He is survived by two daughters: Ruth E. (Zook) Liechty, Spencerville, Ind., and Fern E., Zook, at home. Also six sons: J. Harold, at home; Lloyd C., Oley Township; Mervin H., Schwenksville; Kenneth F., Oley Township; Omar B. Jr., Annville, Lebanon County; and Donald D., Jacksonwald. Other survivors include a brother, 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The arrangements were handled by the Daniel R. Christ Funeral Home, Oley. 

CURTIS A. BRIGHTBILL
Services will be held for Curtis A. Brightbill, 70, of Briar Lane, Alsace Township, who died Aug. 19 in the Reading Hospital emergency room. He was the husband of Linda G. (Fisher) Brightbill. Born in Sinking Spring, he was employed for 43 years as a trucker for Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. and Occidental Chemical Co., both in Pottstown. Brightbill was a life member of the National Rifle Association, the North American Hunting Club and American Legion Post 636, Shillington. He is also survived by a son, Alan C., Douglassville; and four daughters: Christine L. (Brightbill) Woodman, Barto; Diane L. (Brightbill) Shotwell, Royersford, Montgomery County; Sharon L. (Brightbill)Landis, Pottstown; and Cindy L. Brightbill, Douglassville. Other survivors include three brothers and three sisters. Also 10 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Sanders Funeral Home, 1501 N. 11th St., Reading. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton. 

LILLIAN D. BERTOLETTE
Services will be Thursday for Lillian D. (Schreyer) Guss Bertolette, 74, widow of George K. Bertolette Sr., and John Guss, of Oak Tree Road, East Norriton, formerly of Fagleysville, who died Aug. 19. She had been a resident of the Sanatoga Center/Genesis Elder Care, of Lower Pottsgrove, where she died. Born in Bound Brook, N.J., she attended the Frederick Mennonite Church, Upper Frederick. She is survived by two sons, William Guss, of Quakertown, and Kenneth Guss, of Boyertown; three stepsons, George K. Bertoletee Jr., of Topton, John E. Bertolette, of Limerick, and Robert E. Bertolette, of Limerick; one stepdaughter, Marian A. Brunner, with whom she last resided; four grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and 10 step great-grandchildren.

·Funeral services will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Holcombe Funeral Home Inc., 21 Main St., Trappe. The Rev. Scott Landes, pastor of Frederick Mennonite Church, will officiate. A viewing will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Frederick Mennonite Church, PO Box 309, Frederick, PA 19435. 

BETTY K. HOWERTER
Services will be held on Friday for Betty K. (Rhoads) Howerter, 76, of Route 100, Macungie, who died in the Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, Md. Born in Englesville, she was the former owner of the Barto Hotel. She is survived by three sons, Donald F. Evans of Boyertown, Larry D. Evans of Reading and Robert B. Evans of Maidencreek Township; one daughter, Carol L., wife of Thomas J. McFadden, of New Tripoli, Lehigh County; one sister, Vivian Shollenberger of Boyertown; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday from the Catagnus Funeral Home, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilberts-ville. A viewing will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. 

DOROTHY L. SWEINHART
Services were held for Dorothy L. (Hausman) Sweinhart, 83, wife of Ernest S. Sweinhart of Worman Road, Douglassville, who died Aug. 7 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading, where she had been a patient. She was born in Boyertown and was a machine operator for Osan Manufacturing Co. Inc. in Boyertown. Sweinhart was a member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown. She and her husband were married for 58 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by four brothers, Lawrence J. Hausman, Hartsville, S.C., Harold Hausman, Oley, Oscar Hausman, Boyertown, Donald E. Hausman, Birdsboro; and one sister, Ruth, wife of LeRoy Heydt, Pottstown.

She was predeceased by a sister, Emily Reitnauer. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512 or to St. Paulís Lutheran Church, 1809 Hoffmansville Road, Sassamans-ville, PA 19472. The Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown, handled the arrangements. 

EDNA M. CONRAD
Services were held for Edna M. (Stauffer) Conrad, 87, widow of William R. Conrad, of Mont-gomery Avenue, Douglass (Mont.) Township, formerly of Landis Store, who died Aug. 7. She had been a patient at St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading. Born in Clayton, Berks County, she was a employed as a secretary for Bally Ribbon Mills, Bally, for 49 years. She was a member of St. John Hill UCC, Boyertown. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the St. John Hill UCC Memorial Fund, R.D. 4, Box 490, Boyertown, PA 19512. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown. 

MARJORIE F. NAGLE
Private services were held for Marjorie F. (Gravosky) Nagle, 77, wife of Louis Nagle of Mill Street, Colebrookdale, who died Aug. 8 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Cambria County and was a homemaker. In addition to her husband, with whom she celebrated 53 years of marriage, she is survived by one sister. The arrangements were handled by the C. L. Losh Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

MARIAN F. MOYER
Services were held for Marian F. Moyer, 79, wife of Carlton P. Moyer, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Niantic, Montgomery County, who died Aug. 10 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Born in Allentown, she was employed as a secretary for Alcoa Aluminum in the Philadelphia and Allentown areas for 20 years. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Barto, since 1961, and was a lifetime member and past president of the Allentown Lodge of Rebecca. Moyer and her husband celebrated 48 years of marriage. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Kerry C. Moyer, of Grovetown, Ga.; three daughters, Kathleen H. Kalinowski of Royersford, Karen E. Smith of Bowie, Md., and Karlene A. Novotny, Limerick. Also one brother; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. The arrangements were handled by the Trexler Funeral Home Inc., Allentown. 

PHYLLIS E. LAWLER
A memorial service was held for Phyllis E. (Glassmire) Lawler, 88, widow of Thomas A. Lawler, of Walnut Woods, Boyertown, who died Aug. 10 in Manatawny Manor Assisted Living, where she resided since 1999. Born in Pottsville, she was a graduate of the Bethlehem business school, and had been employed in the billing department of Bethlehem Steel for 10 years. Lawler was a member of the Trinity Reform Church of UCC, Pottstown; a member of Eastern Star Schuylkill Chapter No. 338; and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. She is survived by a son, Peter D. Lawler, Boyertown; a daughter, Linda L. (Lawler) Elliott, of Douglassville; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Reform Church of UCC, King and Hanover Streets, Pottstown, PA 19464. The arrangements were handled by the Bean Funeral Homes and Cremation Services Inc., Shillington. Burial was private. 

ROBERT R. GROFF JR.
A memorial service was held for Robert R. Groff Jr., 60, who died Aug. 13 in his residence at 609 Centre Ave., Reading. He was the husband of Leona M. (St. Clair) Groff. Born in Oley, he was a son of Virginia (Renninger) Groff, Exeter Township, and the late Robert R. Groff Sr. He was employed for 20 years, as a dockworker by Motor Freight, Reading, retiring in 1982. Groff was a foster parent for 15 years. Groff is also survived by two sons, Donald W., New Ringgold, Schuylkill County, and Robert R. III, Reading; and two daughters, Jeri E. Groff, Indian Orchard, Mass., and Holly B. Groff, with whom he resided. Other survivors include a brother and a sister. There are also 10 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. He was predeceased by a daughter, Gwendolyn Groff, in 1959. The arrangements were handled by the Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services Inc., Reading. 

EARL W. LUKENS
A memorial service will be held for Earl W. Lukens, 84, husband of Janet L. (Moretz) Lukens of Frederick Mennonite Community, Frederick, formerly of Roxbor-ough, who died Aug. 13. He was a World War II veteran, serving as a combat engineer. Later he was a construction superintendent for the John S. McQuade Co. for 25 years. Surviving with his widow are a daughter, Judith Jushchyshyn; one son, Robert E. Lukens and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Frederick Mennonite Community, 2849 Big Road, Route 73, Frederick. Memorial contributions may be made to the Frederick Mennonite Community Benevolent Fund, Box 498, Frederick, PA 19435. The McClure Funeral Home Inc., Plymouth Meeting, is in charge of arrangements. 

KENNETH M. REIGNER
Services were held for Kenneth M. Reigner, 65, husband of Roseann P. (Drabinsky) Reigner, of South Grims Mill Road, Colebrookdale, who died in his residence following a battle with cancer, on Aug. 10. Born in Gilbertsville, he was a son of Helen S. (Sassaman) Reigner, Pottstown, and the late Melvin H. Reigner. He was a 1953 graduate of Boyertown High School, and was employed as a machine operator for 31 years by the Dana Corp., Pottstown, retiring in 1997. Mr. and Mrs. Reigner had celebrated 45 years of marriage. He was a veteran of the Air National Guard. Reigner was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, New Berlinville; a life member of the National Rifle Association; a life member of the Pike Township Sportsmanís Association; a member of the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America; and a life member of the Nature Conservancy, a wildlife and nature preservation association. He was a longtime supporter of local high school athletics and a high school sports fan. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three daughters, Darcel L., wife of Michael F. Agrexta, Boyertown, Doreen K., wife of Donald B. Augustine, Bechtelsville, and Dawn S., wife of Daryl S. Davis, Bechtelsville; one son, Kenneth A. Reigner, Bellefonte, Centre County; three sisters, Janet, wife of Ronald Kehl, Bechtelsville, June, wife of David Erb, Boyertown, and Sherry Hoffman, Boyertown; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Box 322 Swamp Creek Road, New Berlinville, PA 19545. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

VIVIAN D. DYER
Funeral services will be held for Vivian D. (Rothenberger) Dyer, 74, widow of Ralph E. Dyer Jr., of Diamond Street, Pottstown, who died August 13 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Pottstown, she was a 1943 graduate of Boyertown High School and was employed as a secretary at the former Boyertown Body Works for a few years. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Surviving are two sons, Allen G. Dyer, of Pottstown, and Joel A. Dyer, with whom she last resided; one daughter, Beverly A. Schultz, of Stowe; two brothers, and three sisters. Also five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Houck Funeral Home Inc., Charlotte and Grace streets, Pottstown. The Rev. George E. Scheitlin, visitation pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Pottstown, will officiate. Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to "Shares of Faithí at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hanover and Walnut streets, Pottstown, PA 19464. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. 

JAMES Y. BECHTEL
Private services were held for James Y. Bechtel, 88, husband of Leah Mae (Dilliplane) Bechtel, of Rhoads Avenue, Douglass (Mont.) Township, who died July 24 at his residence. Born in Pike Township, he and his wife had celebrated 61 years of marriage. He was employed as a lathe operator by Stanley G. Flagg Co., Pottstown, for more than 19 years before he retired in 1977. He had also been employed as a knitter at the former Full Fashion Hosiery, Boyertown. He was a member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown; a life member of Friendship Hook and Ladder Co., Boyertown; a member of Liberty Fire Co., New Berlinville; member of Gilbertsville Fire Co., Gilbertsville; member of the Fraternal Order of the Orioles, Boyertown; a member of the New Hanover A.A.R.P., member of Boyertown Golden Age; member of Berks-Mont Golden Age Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jane (Bechtel), wife of Gene P. Starr, Boyertown; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by eight sisters and five brothers. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

GENE M. HAINES
There were no services held for Gene M. Haines, 67, husband of Mary Ellen Haines, of Colebrookdale Road, Boyertown, who died July 20. He was a retired auto body technician and was also a U.S. Air Force Veteran. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Scott Bender of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and Patrick Haines, of Limerick; one daughter, Lori Bender, of Pottstown; and six grandchildren. The arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg. 

GERTRUDE M. OTTER
Services were held for Gertrude M. (Hayes) Otter, 91, formerly of Gilbertsville, widow of August C. Otter, who died July 24. She had been a resident of Manor Care Health Services, Pottstown. Born in Philadelphia, she had lived in Gilbertsville for the past 62 years and had also resided in Lionville. She was a homemaker and member of Bethel Hill United Methodist Church of Worcester. Surviving are a daughter, Margaret "Peggy" Hanley, Bechtelsville; a son, Chester A. Otter, Newark, Del.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mae Otter and a son, Ralph Otter. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Hill United Methodist Church, 2000 Bethel Road, Lansdale, PA 19446. The arrangements were handled by the R. L. Williams Jr. Funeral Home, Skippack. 

IRMGARD E. GAERTNER
Services were held for Irmgard E. (Lindner) Gaertner, 76, widow of Hans K. Gaertner, of the Frederick Mennonite Comm-unity, Frederick, formerly of Center Square, who died July 25 at Mercy Suburban Hospital, East Norriton, following an illness. Born in Berlin, Germany, she was a homemaker most of her life. She was a former member of St. John Lutheran Church of Center Square, and a current member of St. Lukeís Lutheran Church of Obelisk. She was a member of the craft group at the Frederick Mennonite Home. Surviving are three daughters, Monika, wife of Dr. Jay Bontempo, East Norriton, Sigrun, wife of Dr. Toby Mapes, Hendersonville, N.C., Edeltraut, wife of John Markiewice Jr., Glenshaw, Allegheny County; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother who was killed in World War II. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 525 Plymouth Road, Suite 3150, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. The arrangements were handled by the R. L. Williams Jr. Funeral Home, Skippack. 

JOHN H. HARING
A Memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 5 for Dr. John H. Haring, 51, husband of Susanne M. (Daly) Haring, of Kirkwood Miss., formerly of Gilbertsville, who died June 21. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Willard and Helen (Dykan) Haring, of Gilbertsville. Haring was a professor of anatomy and neurobiology at St. Louis University Medical Center. He graduated from Boyertown High School in 1967, and received a bachelorís degree in biology from Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. From 1971 to 1975, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a first lieutenant. He returned to school and received a masterís degree in biology from West Chester University, West Chester. He received a doctorate from the Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania State University. He finished his post-doctorate internship at Duke University, Durham, N.C. He was a member of InveraAn Bag Pipe Band of St. Louis, and was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood, Miss. While living in this area, he was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Gilbertsville. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Megan A. and Amanda G. Haring, both of Kirkwood, Miss.; and one brother. The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at St. Luke Lutheran Church Gilbertsville. Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525; or to V.M.I. Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 932, Lexington, VA 24450. The arrangements are by the Warker-Troutman Funeral Home, Pottstown. Burial was previously held in Kirkwood, Miss. 

PETER J. WIERZBICKI
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Peter J. Wierzbicki, a junior high school teacher in the Boyertown School District, who died in his residence on July 24. He resided at Ranor Court, St. Lawrence, and was the husband of Ann M. (Hunter) Wierzbicki. He had been employed by the Boyertown School District as a junior high school reading and English teacher at Boyertown Junior High School West since the 1960-61 school term. Born in Reading, he also was employed for many years as manager of the College Manor Swimming Pool, Reading. He was a member of St. Catharine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, Exeter Township. Wierzbicki was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a 1958 graduate of Kutztown University with a bachelorís degree in education. He received his masterís degree in education from KU in 1977.

·Wierzbicki is also survived by two sons, Peter P., Hollywood, Calif., and James J., Philadelphia. He is also survived by a brother. The arrangements were handled by the Kopicki-Bradley Funeral Home Inc., Reading. 

NORMA DEESS
Services were held for Norma G. Deess, 89, of Luther Knolls, Gilbertsville and formerly of the Olney section of Philadelphia and Jenkintown, who died July 29 at Pennsburg Manor, Pennsburg. Born in Philadelphia, she graduated from Philadelphia Bible College with a degree in Christian Education. Deess was the secretary to the president and founder of the Tasty Baking Co., Philadelphia, from 1929 until she retired in 1975. She was also a former member of the Tasty Baking Co. board of trustees. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Olney, where she was the former head of the primary department and former director of Christian Education for more than 35 years. She was also a former member of the Board of Ministry of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a sister, Ruth, wife of Vincent Spade, Boyertown. She was preceded in death by a brother. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Road, Gilbertsville, PA 19525. The arrangements were handled by the Falk Funeral Home, Pennsburg. 

NANCY H. BOETTNER
Services were held for Nancy H. (Smith) Boettner, 46, of South Hills Boulevard, Pottstown, who died July 29 at her home. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Ralph H. Sr. and Helen K. (Zubur) Smith of Virmay Drive, Gilbertsville. She was a 1972 graduate of Boyertown High School and was a self-employed home health care provider for seven years. Surviving with her parents are a son, Matthew N. Boettner, and a daughter, Jennifer H. Boettner, both at home; a sister, Mary Jane Smith, Gilbertsville; and two brothers, Ralph H. Smith Jr., Gilbertsville, and David F. Smith, Harleysville. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Jennifer H. and Matthew M. Boettner c/o L. W. Ott Funeral Home, 111 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown. 

ERNEST S. LATSHAW
Services were held for Ernest S. Latshaw, 96, widower of Lillian (Godshall) Latshaw, of the Lutheran Community at Telford, formerly of Souderton, who died July 27. He died at the community where he had resided for four years. Born in Niantic, he was employed as a plasterer by the Norristown State Hospital for many years. He was a member of the Souderton Lions Club, where he held various offices. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Souderton, where he was a choir member for more than 50 years. He was a former member of a traveling menís chorus in Reading and was a member of the Souderton Senior Citizens and performed for many years with the Syncopated Seniors of Souderton. He is survived by two brothers and a sister. He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. Memorial donations may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 69 W. Broad St., Souderton, PA 18964; or to the Lutheran Community at Telford, 235 N. Washington Ave., Telford, PA 18969; or to Grand View Hospice, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville, PA 18960. The arrangements were handled by the Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home Inc., Franconia. 

EDWARD H. BLANKENBILLER
Services were held for Edward H. Blankenbiller, 88, of Blankenbiller Road, Alsace Township, who died July 28 in St. Joseph Medical Center, where he had been a patient. His wife, Dorothy L. (Schildt) Blankenbiller, died in June. Born in Alsace Township, he was employed for 46 years as a maintenance carpenter for Dana Corporationís Parish Light Vehicle Structures Division, Reading, retiring in 1974. He is survived by a son, Lynell, Stony Creek Mills, and two daughters, Bonnie (Blanken-biller) Earl and Joanne (Blankenbiller) Shirey, both of Alsace Township. Other survivors include two brothers, two sisters, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The arrangements were handled by the Walter R. Christ Funeral Home Inc., Laureldale. 

WILLARD K. SCHULTZ
Funeral services were held for Willard K. Schultz, 74, husband of Margaret R. (Wain) Schultz, of Surrey Court, Oley, who died July 28 in Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia. Born in Palm, he was employed as a tool and die maker for the Textile Machine Works, Reading, for 25 years. He also worked for Uniform Tubes for 20 years prior to retiring in 1989. Schultz was a life-long member of Palm Schwenkfelder Church, where he served as superintendent of the Sunday school, and was a member of Men of Palm. He was also the charter president of the Bally Lions Club; a current member of the Oley Lions Club; a member of the Oley Chapter of the American Legion, and a volunteer driver for the Topton Lutheran Home. Schultz was a veteran of World War II. He and his wife celebrated 39 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer L. Schultz, Harrisburg, and Katherine M. Schultz, Philadelphia; one brother and five sisters. He was predeceased by a sister. The arrangements were handled by the Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, East Greenville. 

JOHN H. KATEIN SR.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated for John H. Katein Sr., 84, widower of Pearl Myrtle (Bernard) Katein, of Egypt Road, Mont Clare, who died July 28 at the Frederick Mennonite Comm-unity. Born in Philadelphia, he was employed as a stationary engineer by the Philadelphia Suburban Water Co., Phoenixville, until his retirement. Katein was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Phoenixville; a member of the Marine Corps Auxiliary; and a member of AARP of Phoenixville and Audubon. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Marine Corps. Surviving are a son, John H. Katein Jr., Schwenksville and one sister; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Zappone and one grandson, John H. Katein, III. The arrangements were handled by the Devlin-Rosmos-Kepp Funeral Home Inc., Phoenixville. 

PHYLLIS M. REICHENBACH
Burial was private and a memorial service was held for Phyllis M. (Hillegass) Reichenbach, 70, widow of Norman L. Reichenbach, of the Frederick Mennonite Comm-unity, who died July 27 at the community, where she had been a resident for the past six years. Born in Red Hill, she resided in Spring City for most of her life before entering the Frederick Mennonite Community. A 1948 graduate of the former East Greenville High School, she attended Lock Haven State Teacherís College, and graduated from West Chester State Teacherís College now West Chester University, where she received a bachelorís degree in elementary education. She received her masters degree from Pennsylvania State University. She was an elementary school teacher at the Second Street Elementary School, Phoenixville, for five years, and taught at the Spring City Elementary School from 1963 until she retired in 1987. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Spring City; a member of the Spring-Ford Chapter No. 518, Order of the Eastern Star, Royersford; a longtime Girl Scout leader in Spring City, where she received her 40-year service award pin. Reichenbach is survived by a son, Lloyd H. Reichenbach, Palmyra; three daughters, Lucinda M., wife of Karl Yorgey, Boyertown, Norma P., wife of James Nichols, East Greenville, and Lydia F., wife of Richard Maure, Boston; and six grandchildren. She was predeceased by one grandson, Peter M. Yorgey. Memorial donations may be made to the Phyllis M. Reichenbach Memorial Scholar-ship Fund, c/o Lloyd Reichenbach, National Penn Bank, P.O. Box 517, Boyertown, PA 19512. The arrangements were handled by the Shalkop-Grace Funeral Home Inc., Spring City. 

FRANZISKA ANDRE
A Funeral Mass was held for Franziska Andre, 93, of Southampton, who died July 24 at her daughterís home in North Wales. She was the widow of Michael J. Andre who died in 1979. Born in Kowatschi, Rumania, she came to the United States in 1952, with her husband and children. Andre was a lifelong member of St. Henryís German American Catholic Church. Having served for over 30 years with the Fr. Kolping Society, Little Flower H.S., Danubeschwaben German Club and other organizations. Andre is survived by two sons, Michael Andre, Boyertown; Joseph Andre of Fairbanks, Alaska; three daughters, Franziska Schneider, Southamp-ton, Elizabeth Botscheller, Boyertown, Helga M. Brino, North Wales. Also 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Memorial contributions in her memory may be sent to the St. John Neumann Shrine, 1019 N. 5th St., Phila., PA. 19123. The arrangements were handled by the James J. McGhee Funeral Home, Southampton, PA.

VIVA V. SPOHN
Services were held for Viva V. Spohn, 84, formerly of Miller Road, Alsace Township, who died July 19 in Berks Heim Annex, where she had resided since 1999. Her husband, Paul G. Spohn, died in 1993. Born in Ringtown, Schuylkill County, she had been employed as a hosiery worker by the Berkshire Knitting Mills, Wyomissing, until retiring. Surviving is a niece, Kathy A. Eck, Laureldale. The arrangements were handled by the Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services Inc., Reading. 

FREDERICK SIMON
Services were held for Frederick "Fritz" Simon, 86, husband of Marie A. (Lukasavage) Simon, of The Colonnade, Schwenksville, formerly of Perkiomenville and Roxborough, who died July 19 at Grandview Hospital, Sellersville. Born in Wald, West Germany, he worked in Philadelphia as the head building attendant in the building management department of the Philadelphia Electric Co. for over 25 years, retiring in 1978. Prior to that he was a painter with his brother, Walter Simon in the Philadelphia area. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

·He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills UCC, Sassamansville, where he was a volunteer maintenance helper for over 12 years. He was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Manayunk. Simon was a member of the Boyertown Golden Agers and the Boyertown Senior Citizens Center. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Frederick Simon Jr., of Wayne; a daughter, JoAnn L., wife of Roger Kratz of Barto; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by four sisters and two brothers. Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Hills UCC Youth Ministry, 527 Hoffmansville Road, Bechtels-ville, PA 19505. Burial was private. The arrangements were handled by the Falk Funeral Home, Pennsburg. 

CLIFFORD H. REINHART
A memorial service was held for Clifford H. Reinhart, 82, husband of Pearl R. (Stoudt) Reinhart, of West Ridge Pike, Limerick, who died July 18 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Pennsburg, he was employed as a production mananger at Superior Tube Company, Collegeville, for 20 years until his retirement in 1980. He was a veteran corporal of the U.S. Marines, serving during World War II on the USS Point Cruiz and USS Renova aircraft carriers. Reinhart was a member of St. James United Church of Christ, Limerick. He was involved in various bowling leagues in the Limerick area. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, JoAnn, wife of Brian Hermann, of Boyertown; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was predeceased by two brothers. Memorial donations may be made to St. James United Church of Christ, 321 South Limerick Road, Limerick, PA 19468. The arrangements were handled by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., Boyertown. 

ALICE SCULL
Services and burial were private for Alice (Waite) Scull, 91, wife of Walter L. Scull, Sassamansville, and formerly of Boyertown and Schwenksville, who died July 20 at her home. She was born in Merchantville, N.J. For 21 years, Scull was a production control clerk for the Teleflex Co. in Limerick. She retired in 1983. Surviving are a daughter, H. Marthanne "Marty" Anderton of Sassamansville; and a sister. The arrangements were handled by the Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Royersford. 

LOVINA F. PENNYPACKER
Graveside services were held for Lovina F. Pennypacker, Walnuttown Road, Ruscomb-manor Township, who died July 20 in Berks Heim Annnex, where she had resided for eight weeks. Her husband, Leo A. Pennypacker, died in 1981. She was born in Bernville. Surviving are a daughter, Mary E. (Pennypacker) Welch, Dallas, Texas; and two sons: Stanley P., Spring Mills, Centre County, and Carl L., Reading. Other survivors include eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The arrangements were handled by the Mae A. Stump Funeral Home Inc., Fleetwood. 

RUTH L. FRITZ
Services were held for Ruth L. Fritz, 69, of N. Seventh St., Bally, who died July 20 in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Robert L. Fritz. Born in Wanamakers, she was a registered nurse, and had been employed as a nurse by the Allentown General Hospital, and was last employed 22 years as a nurse by the Bally Medical Center, retiring in 1985. She was a 1948 graduate of Slatington High School, Slatington, Lehigh County and a 1951 graduate of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing. Fritz was a member and former councilwoman of Jacobís United Church of Christ, New Tripoli, Lehigh County. She is also survived by a brother. The arrangements were handled by the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, New Tripoli. 

JUNE L. ATKINS
A memorial service will be held at a later date for June L. Anderson Atkins, 77, Oley, who died July 19 at the Berkshire Center, 5501 Perkiomen Ave., Exeter Township, where she had been a patient. She was born in Reiffton and was the wife of George T. Atkins for 45 years. Atkins was a graduate of the Reading Hospital School of Nursing and worked at several hospitals before joining the U.S. Navy as an RN. She served at various Naval Hospitals both in the U.S. and overseas and is a Korean War Veteran. She resigned from the Navy as a Lieutenant USN (RN) to become a homemaker. She was vice president and board member of the Reading Box Co. Inc. A member of St. Gabrielís Episcopal Church, Douglassville, she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She belonged to many organizations including the American Legion, Oley Post 878, Historical Society of Berks County, serving for several years as a Docent. She was also vice president of Youth Education Valley Forge Chapter of Freedoms Foundation, for many years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Lance Atkins, Sinking Springs, Jennifer L. (Atkins) Lehr, Sinking Springs and Brent Atkins, Exeter Township, eight grandchildren and four sisters. Atkins body is being donated to medical research for study of Vascular Dementia and Lyme Disease from which she died. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Historical Society of Berks County, 940 Center Ave., Reading, PA 19601. 

THRESA A. DAY
Services were held for Thresa A. (Anhalt) Day, 76, widow of Alfred H. Day Sr., of North Walnut Street, Boyertown, who died July 21 at Manatawny Manor, East Coventry. Born in Swainton, N.J., she was a graduate of Middle Township Area High School, N.J. Day was a member of the Perkiomen Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Perkiomen. She was also a member of the Good Sam, Campers for Christ and Wings of Shasta camping clubs. She is survived by three sons, Alfred H. Day, Lower Providence, Thomas E. Day, Lower Providence, and Dennis A. Day, Upper Providence; two daughters, Betty S. Minnis, Limerick, and Lorraine D. Hespell, Douglass (Mont.) Township; two sisters; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the Perkiomen Valley Brethren in Christ Church, 46 Trappe Road, Graterford, PA 19426. The arrangements were handled by the Holcombe Funeral Home Inc., Main St., Trappe. 

PERRY R. NEIFFER
Services were held for Perry R. Neiffer, 82, who died July 21 in the Phoenixville Hospital emergency room. He was taken there from the Montgomery County Geriatric and Rehabilitation Center, Royersford, where he had resided for many years. His wife, Gladys (Stetler) Neiffer, died in 1985. Born in Limerick, he was employed 38 years as a die caster by Doehler-Jarvis Corp., Stowe, Montgomery County, retiring in 1967. Neiffer was a member of Royersford Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Neiffer) Lawrenson, Albany, N.Y.; and three sons: Robert P. and Perry R. Jr., both of Boyertown; and Frederick, Royersford. Other survivors include a brother; two sisters; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandcildren. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown. 

MYRTLE I. CLAY
Services were held for Myrtle I. (Moyer) Clay, 88, widow of Harry J. Clay, of East Fourth Street, Boyertown, who died July 21 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Boyertown and for 13 years was a cafeteria aide at Boyertown Area High School, retiring in 1967. Clay was a member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown. She was also a member of Faith Charter No. 444 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Boyertown and the Golden Age Club, also of Boyertown. She was predeceased by a sister, Florence Smith. Surviving are a brother-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512. The Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown, handled the arrangements. 

JENNIFER LYNN GETZ
A Funeral Mass was celebrated for Jennifer Lynn Getz, 21, of Fox Lane, Bethlehem, and formerly of the Boyertown area, who died July 20, from injuries she received from an automobile accident. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Lance R. Getz of Fleetwood, and Sharon M. (Gallagher) Getz of Bally. She had attended Boyertown Area High School, and was currently a student at the Allentown Business School. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Marlyn and Louise (Hetler) Getz, of Enis, Mont.; her maternal grandparents, John Gallagher, of Pottstown, and Louise (Filino) Coin, of Barto. Burial was private. The arrangements were by the Catagnus Funeral Home, Gilbertsville. 

RUBY M. PETSCH
Services will be held for Ruby M. Petsch, 92, formerly of Petsch Road, Alsace Township, who died July 23 in St. Joseph Medical Center. She had been a resident of the Beverly Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Exeter Township, where she had resided for 3-1/2 years. Her husband, Henry D. Petsch, died in 1991. Born in Alsace Township, she was a member of Zion (Spies) Reformed Church, Alsace Township. Surviving are two sons, Herman H. and Samuel, both of Exeter Township; and two daughters, Pearl R. (Petsch) Hertzog, Fairfax, Va., and Edna M. (Petsch) Romberger, West Lawn. Other survivors include two sisters, Mary K. (Petsch) Garman and Anna (Petsch) Rothenberger, both of Alsace Township. There are also 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Robert W. Petsch. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services Inc., Reading. Burial will be in Spies (Zion) Cemetery, Alsace Township. 

RALPH E. HOFFMAN
A memorial service was held for Ralph E. Hoffman, 77, of Colebrookdale Road, Douglass (Berks) Township, who died July 11. He had been a patient at the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He was the widower of Geraldine M. (Houck) Hoffman. Born in Windsor Castle, he was a 1940 graduate of Boyertown High School. Hoffman had worked at Occidental Chemical Company, Pottstown, as a maintenance worker until retiring in 1985. Before that he had worked for the former Firestone Tire Company. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War IIand was a member of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Boyertown. He had been active with Boy Scout Troop 3 of Boyertown for many years, serving as district commissioner of Daniel Boone Council and earning the Distinguished Silver Beaver and Wood badges as an adult. Surviving are two sons, Donald C. Hoffman of Pottstown and Michael L. Hoffman, of Boyertown; a daughter, Suzanne L., wife of Arthur Donald Gibson, of Lemoore, Calif.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd U.C.C. Memorial Fund, 35 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

RUTH SURGEONER
Services were held for Ruth (Moyer) Surgeoner, 77, wife of Samuel "Scotty" Surgeoner, of Mock Road, Pottstown, who died July 10 at her residence. Born in Limerick, she was a member of St. Paulís Church, Stowe, and the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 471, Boyertown. In addition to her husband of 52 years, she is survived by two sons, D. Bruce Surgeoner of Boyertown, and Scott A. Surgeoner of Gilbertsville; a daughter, Bonnie L., wife of Richard R. Rotz, of Gilbertsville; two sisters and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother. Memorial donations may be made to The Memorial Fund of St. Paulís Church, Linden and Glasgow streets, Stowe, PA 19464; or to The Visiting Nurses of Pottstown and Vicinity, 1963 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464. The arrangements were handled by the Houck Funeral Home Inc., Pottstown. 

CAROL A. EIDLE
Services were held for Carol A. (Hall) Eidle, 50, wife of Kerry J. Eidle Sr. of Yoder Road, Oley, who died July 11 in Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient. Born in Pottstown, she was a 1969 graduate of Boyertown High School. Mrs. Eidle was a housewife. Surviving in addition to her husband are two stepsons, Kerry J. Eidle Jr., of Earl Township and Mark A. Eidle of Chicago; one stepdaughter, Tina M. Eidle, wife of Thomas Borcher of Fleetwood, one step-granddaughter; one brother, Thomas Hall of Wyalusing, four sisters, Jane, wife of George Dierolf of Pottstown; Pearl, wife of Thomas Kirlin of Pottstown; Mary, wife of Gary Neiman of Boyertown and Doris, wife of Richard Bates of Oley. The arrangements were handled by the Daniel R. Christ Funeral Home, Oley. 

CATHERINE H. GEHMAN
Services will be held for Catherine H. (Frey) Gehman, 86, of Barto, Washington Township, who died July 15. She died from injuries received from an auto accident. Gehman was the widow of Ralph H. Gehman. Born in Berks County, she was a housewife and a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Niantic. Surviving are four daughters, Arlene G., wife of David C. Houck of Blandon; Virginia M., wife of George H. Reifsnyder of Boyertown; Dorothy A., wife of William J. Houser of Pottstown; Anna M. Gehman of Barto; four sons, Russell H., Richard J. and Ralph R. Gehman, all of Barto, and Ernest E. Gehman of Boyertown; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by a daughter Helen, wife of Donald P. Bauer of Barto. Also a sister and a brother. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 222 Niantic Road, Barto. The Rev. Richard H. Schaefer, retired pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at 10 a.m. at the church until the time of the service. Contributions may be made in her memory to Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 222 Niantic Road, Barto, PA 19504. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

PEARL M. EVANS
Graveside services will be held for Pearl M. Evans, 85, formerly of Boyertown, who died July 8 in Berks Heim, where she had been a resident since 1990. Her husband, Bernard W. Evans, died in 1985. Born in Shanesville, she had been employed for many years as a tubing machine operator at Judson Smith Co., Boyertown, retiring in 1985. Evans was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Boyertown. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Deborah J. Evans, Gilbertsville; a nephew, two nieces and two grandchildren. Evans was predeceased by a son, Robert B. Evans. Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Hill Church Cemetery, Pike Township. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown. 

MARION B. WILSON
Visitation will be held Thursday for Marion B. (Dengler) Wilson, 97, widow of Dallas Wilson, formerly of Pottstown, who died July 8 at Manatawny Manor, East Coventry. Born in Boyertown, Wilson was a telephone operator for Bell Telephone in Pottstown for 40 years. Surviving is a sister. She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Houck Funeral Home Inc., Charlotte and Grace streets, Pottstown. The Rev. David Jones, pastor at Limerick Chapel, will officiate. Burial will be in Florida at a later date. 

JOHN H. HARING
A memorial service will be held for John H. Haring, Ph.D., 51, husband of Susanne M. (Daly) Haring of Kirkwood, Mo., and formerly of Gilbertsville, who died June 21 in Kirkwood. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Willard and Helen (Dykan) Haring of Gilbertsville. He was a professor of anatomy and neurobiology at St. Louis University Medical Center. Haring was a 1967 graduate of Boyertown Area High School, he received his bachelorís degree in biology from Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. Between 1971 and 1975, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a first lieutenant. Following his tour of duty, Dr. Haring received his masterís degree in biology from West Chester University, West Chester, and his doctorate from Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Haring then finished his post-doctoraTe internship with Duke University, Durham, N.C. He was a member of Invera-An Bag Pipe Band of St. Louis and was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood. He had formerly been a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Gilbertsville. In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by two daughters, Megan A. and Amanda G. Haring, both of Kirkwood; and a brother. A memorial service for Dr. Haring will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 5 at St. Luke Lutheran Church. The Rev. Christopher Weidner, pastor, will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lukeís Lutheran Church, 35 Wilson Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525; or to V.M.T. Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 932, Lexington, Va. 24450. The Warker-Troutman Funeral Home, Pottstown, is in charge of the arrangements. 

JACOB S. KING JR.
Services were held for Jacob Samuel "Sam" King Jr., 64, husband of Mary Ann (Yoder) King, of Telford, formerly of Boyertown, who died July 6. He had been a patient at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia. Born in Belleville, Mifflin County, he was employed as a machinery operator by Knoll International, East Greenville, for 28 years until his retirement in April. He was a 1953 graduate of Belleville High School and attended Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, Va., for a year. He was a member of Boyertown Mennonite Church, where he was a former Sunday School teacher, superintendent, trustee and youth leader. He was a former softball umpire for church leagues in the Boyertown area. In addition to his wife of 35 years, he is survived by a sister and one sister-in law. He was predeceased by a brother; three sisters and three infant siblings. Memorial donations may be made to Boyertown Mennonite Church, 275 Mill St., Boyertown, PA 19512. The arrangements were handled by the Anders-Detwiler Funeral Home, Souderton. 

RICHARD E. WOOD JR.
Services will be held Wednesday for Richard E. "Richie" Wood Jr., 11, of North Walnut Street, Boyertown, who died July 6 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, when he was struck by a vehicle. He was born in Pottstown, and was a son of Tammy M. (Miller) Wood, with whom he resided in Boyertown, and Richard E. Wood Sr., of Pottstown. He would have been a fifth-grade student at Colebrookdale Elementary School in the fall. Richie was a member of the Boyertown Area YMCA, where he participated in the Schools Out Program, and attended Camp Oasis at Boyertown Elementary School. In addition to his mother and father, Richie is survived by two sisters, Melanie Paige and Kristy Marie Wood, both at home in Boyertown; a step-sister, Jasmine Bryson, Pottstown; one stepbrother, Brandon L. Bryson, Pottstown; one half-brother, Jacob M. Wood, Pottstown; his maternal grandparents, John and Carol Miller, Boyertown; his paternal grandmother, Susan Carroll, Pottstown; his paternal grandfather, Robert L. Wood Sr., Phoenixville. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Harvest Fellowship Church, 584 Colebrookdale Road, Boyertown. The Rev. Barry Parsons, pastor of the church, will officiate. A viewing will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Boyertown YMCA, 301 Spring St., Boyertown, PA 19512. Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories, Limerick. The arrangements were handled by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown. 

ROBERT D. MOLL
A funeral Mass was held for Robert D. Moll, 61, husband of Marjorie A. (Kulp) Moll of Fourth Street, Bally, who died July 6 in Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown.

· Born in Bally, he attended elementary school at Most Blessed Sacrament School in Bally and was a graduate of Boyertown Area High School. He earned an Accounting Degree at Lasalle University and also an Associates Degree in Business Administration, Motor Traffic Management and Advanced Traffic Management from I.C.S. He was employed as the Borough Manager for the Borough of Bally for the past 11 years. Prior to that he was employed as a Department Supervisor and Warehouse supervisor at Boyertown Packaging for 23 years. He was an elected official in the borough of Bally prior to his hiring as the manager serving as borough mayor for eight years and borough councilman for 12 years. He was the chairman of the borough planning commission for six years, borough zoning officer for five years and chairman of the borough municipal authority for 12 years. During his involvement he was instrumental in expanding the sewage treatment plant without raising sewer rates, constructing new borough offices in the former Bally School on Chestnut Street, encouraging the Senior Center expansion, upgrading the borough playground and park, initiating the process of installing sidewalks throughout the borough, developing a borough logo, computerizing the borough offices and initiating a recycling program. He also helped in the organization of the Boyertown Area Communications Center Inc., serving as a director and treasurer for seven years. He also helped in the organization of the Berks-Mont Council of Governments serving as a representative for 12 years and president. He was a peacetime veteran of the U.S. Army. He and his wife celebrated 27 years of marriage September 16. A life long and active member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Bally he was active in the Boy Scouting program for nine years. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Elizabeth, wife of Michael Brogan and Margaret Fretz, both of Reading, three sons, Scott Moll and Michael Moll, both of Bally; Mark Moll of Boyertown; two sisters, Diane Engle of Allentown and Linda Moll of Bally, and eight grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice Unit, 17th & Chew Streets, Allentown, PA 18105; or American Cancer Society Upper Perkiomen Unit, P.O. Box 75, Pennsburg, PA 18073. The arrangements were handled by the Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, East Greenville. 

DONALD L. RENNINGER
Services were held for Donald L. Renninger, 74, husband of Gladys M. (Norris) Renninger of West Chester, who died June 19 in Chester County Hospital, West Chester. Born in Earl Township, he had lived in the West Chester area for the past 30 years. Renninger was a graduate of Boyertown High School. He was a World War II veteran as a Torpedoman 1st Class in the U.S. Navy submarine service. Renninger worked as a circulation manager for The Daily Local News for 25 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of St. Matthewís Lutheran Church in Chester Springs and a member of Elks #853, West Chester. In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Gomez of Glenmoore, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Paul Renninger and Donald L. Renninger Jr. The arrangements were handled by the Mauger/Givnish Funeral Home, Malvern. 

PAUL D. FRYER
Services were held for Paul D. Fryer, 70, formerly of Gilberts-ville and Boyertown, who died June 20 at Sanatoga Center after being there for seven days. Fryer was born in Gilbertsville and was a graduate of Boyertown High School. He worked as a long haul trucker for various companies and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Fryer was a member of the Ruffed Grouse Society, Friendship Hook and Ladder Fire Co., Boyertown, the Gilbertsville Fire Co. and the Gilbertsville and Pike Township Sportsmenís Associations. Surviving are several cousins. He was predeceased by a brother. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

MARY E. SMITH
Services were held for Mary E. Smith, 84, who died June 19 in her residence at 1 Apple Lane, Alsace Township. Her husband, Melvin L. Smith, died in 1974. Born in Stony Creek Mills, she had been employed 30 years as sexton of Zion (Spies) Lutheran Church, Alsace Township, and was also employed for 20 years as a cook/sexton at the Victor Emmanuel II Society, Reading, until her retirement. She was a member of Zion (Spies) Lutheran Church, where she was a past president of its Missionary Society. Smith was a past secretary of the Oley Valley Senior Citizens and the ladies auxiliaries of the Oley, Alsace Manor and Central of Laureldale fire companies. Surviving are a son, Melvin H., Reading; and five daughters: Mary (Smith) Stocker, Jane (Smith) Brown and Gloria (Smith) Triest, all of Alsace Township; Darlene (Smith) Reinert, Richmond Township; and Dorothy (Smith) Seidel, Ruscombmanor Township. Other survivors include a half brother; three half sisters; a step-sister, 26 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren. The arrangements were handled by the Daniel R. Christ Funeral Home, Oley. 

PHILIP J. GIACOBBE
A funeral mass was celebrated for Philip J. Giacobbe, 54, Douglass (Berks) Township, who died June 19 at the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Caln Township. Born in Norristown, he was a son of John B. Giacobbe, Lower Providence, and the late Marie (Hoedl) Giacobbe. He was a 1964 graduate of the former Bishop Kenrick High School, Norristown and later received an associateís degree fromMonterey Bay Peninsula College, Monterey, Calif. He was a 100 percent disabled veteran, having served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968. In addition to his father, he is survived by four brothers, F. Scott Giacobbe, Wernersville, Berks County, Paul M. Giacobbe, Lower Providence, Brian L. Giacobbe, Chicago and Glenn B. Giacobbe, Houston. The arrangements were handled by the Holcombe Funeral Home Inc., Trappe. 

R. WARREN FORREST
A family tribute was planned for R. Warren Forrest, 78, husband of Eleanor Long Oliver, of Barto, formerly of Scituate, R.I., who died May 26 at his home. He was employed by the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. for 27 years until his retirement. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Naval Reserve and the U.S. Army Air Force in the Pacific Theatre as a gunner until 1945, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and four Air Medals. He was a 1941 graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy and a 1951 graduate of Rutgers University with a bachelorís degree from the School of Education. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his former wife, Adelaide Margaret (Bourne) Forrest of Coventry, R.I.; four sons, Rodney Forrest of Londonderry, N.H.; Bruce Forrest of Kapoleo, Hawaii; and Keith and Dwight Forrest of Loveland, Colo.; one daughter, Leslie Forrest of Cranston, R.I.; and eight grandchildren. The tribute was planned at St. Paulís Episcopal Church, Millis, Mass., where Forrest had been a deacon. The body had been removed to the Theo. C. Auman Crematory Inc., Reading. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown. 

BIRDIE MAE ELLIXSON
Services were held for Birdie Mae (nee Miller) Ellixson, 82, of Bechtelsville, who died June 21 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allen-town. She was the wife of the late Cornelius LaRoy Ellixson. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn., where she lived for 6 years when she moved to Chester, PA. She lived in Chester for 45 years when she moved to Virgilina, Va, living there for 10 years. She was a homemaker. Ellixson was a charter member of 49 years at Chichester Baptist Church, where she served as treasurer. She worked in the nursery department, sang in the choir and helped with vacation Bible school and belonged to the Senior Saints of Chichester Baptist Church. Surviving are four sons: John Spencer Ellixson, Wilmington, De, Neal LaRoy Ellixson, East Goshen, PA; James Kidd Ellixson of Lower Gwynedd, PA and Donald Lee Ellixson, Pennsburg; one daughter, Valerie Ellixson Lee of Montgomery, Alabama. Also a sister, a granddaughter and her husband with whom she made her home; also 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. The Minshall-Shropshire Funeral Home, Media, handled the arrangements. 

MARGARET L. SEIDEL
Services were held for Margaret L. Seidel, 80, formerly of N. 12th St., Reading, who died June 23 in ManorCare Health Services Inc., West Reading, where she had resided since Dec. Her husband, John R. Seidel, died in 1972. Born in Boyertown, she is survived by a daughter: Stephanie E. Seidel, Reading; and two sons: J. Richard, New York, and Stephen E., Colorado Springs, Colo. She is also survived by a foster child, Judith (Spears) Masleh, Reading. There are also two grandchildren, a foster grandchild and a great-grandchild. The arrangements were handled by the Sanders Funeral Home, Reading. 

ROBERT D. RHOADS
Services were held for Robert D. Rhoads, 77, who died June 23 in his residence at Main St., Oley. He was the husband of Margaret M. (Hilbert) Rhoads. Born in Douglass Township, he was employed as a farmer most of his life. He worked for 20 years for St. Lawrence Dairy, Muhlenberg Township. He later worked for six years in the maintenance department at Oley Valley School District. Rhoads was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Spangsville. He is also survived by a daughter, Barbara J. (Rhoads) Obarow, Oley Township. Other survivors include a sister, Ruth (Rhoads) Hertzog, and a brother, Ralph Rhoads, both of Douglass Township. There are also two grandchildren. The arrangements were handled by the Daniel R. Christ Funeral Home, Oley. 

KATE HULTSLANDER LOUGHERY
A memorial service was held for Kate Hultslander Loughery, 27, of Malvern and formerly of Perkiomenville, who died June 14 in Charenton-Le-Pont, France, from injuries sustained in an accident. Born in Norristown, she was the daughter of Frank W. and Barbara B. (Watters) Hultslander of Perkiomenville. She was a 1991 graduate of Boyertown Area High School. She was employed in an administrative position for Sunguard, Inc. of Malvern. Currently she was in her junior year at West Chester University where she was majoring in secondary education with an English major. Surviving in addition to her parents are a son, Clayton A. Loughery of Malvern; two sisters, Lauren A. Hultslander Hill of Camden, N.Y., and Adrienne L. Hultslander of Perkiomenville; and paternal grandparents, Frank L. and Jean A. Hultslander of Landsdale. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Helen Watters. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clayton A. Loughery Memorial Fund, c/o Harleysville National Bank, 483 Main St., Harleysville, PA 19438. The arrangements were handled by the Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton. 

KAREN J. EHRENZELLER
A memorial service was held for Karen Jeanne Ehrenzeller, 48, of Manassas, Va., who died in Annaburg Manor. She was the daughter of the late Alvin H. Fisher Jr., MD., formerly of Boyertown. She was a volunteer at Mullen Elementary School, Manassas, and a member of the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg. Surviving are her husband, Thomas P. Ehrenzeller; a son, Tommy of Manassas; her parents, Clyde and Claire E. (Fisher) McIntryre, formerly of Bechtelsville, now Harrisburg; and a brother, Scott McIntyre of Raleigh, N.C. In addition to the first memorial service, a later one will be held at 10 a.m., July 1 in Fort Hunter Park, Susquehanna Twp. The Lee Funeral Home, handled the arrangements. 

SARAH K. DITSCHER
Services were held for Sarah K. (Graber) Ditscher, 90, widow of Reinhold Ditscher, of ManorCare Health Services, Pottstown, formerly of Boyertown, who died June 14 in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Boyertown, she was employed as a second grade teacher with the Boyertown Area School District until her retirement in 1973. She was a volunteer for 20 years at various local convalescent homes. She was a graduate of Boyertown High school and a 1932 graduate of Kutztown University. She was a member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown. She is survived by one son, Walter E. Ditscher of Birdsboro and two grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 45 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512. The Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown, handled the arrangements. 

LESLIE STEPHEN
A memorial service was held for Leslie Stephen, 92, of the Montgomery County Geriatric and Rehabilitation Center, Upper Providence, and formerly of North Hanover Street, Pottstown, who died June 14 at the center. He was the husband of Lillian A. (Christman) Stephen. Born in Colebrookdale Township, he was a die castings inspector at the former Doehler-Jarvis Industries, Pottstown, for 45 years until he retired. Other survivors include a daughter, Mildred G., widow of Robert Boughter, of Boyertown; a son, Donald L. Stephen, of Spring City; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery County Geriatric and Rehabilitation Center, 1600 Black Rock Road, Royersford, PA 19468. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. Burial was private. 

DENNIS K. RUBRIGHT JR.
Services were held for Dennis K. Rubright Jr., 29, of Chestnut Street, Spring City, formerly of Boyertown, who died June 11 at Phoenixville Hospital. Rubright died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of Bonnie K. (Miller) and Dennis K. Rubright Sr., of Indian Lane, Boyertown. A graduate of Boyertown Area Senior High School, he also attended the Pennsylvania Business Institute, formerly the Lansdale School of Business, where he earned a Certificate Degree in Computer Programming. He had been employed as a store manager at Dollar Bonanza, Royersford, for the past three years. Rubright was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Living Waters, Boyertown. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Denise M., wife of Stephen J. Geiger, of Phoenixville; and his maternal grandparents, Earl B. and Lorraine A. (Mest) Bartman, of Pottstown. Memorial donations may be made to the Full Gospel Church of Living Waters Memorial Fund, 20 South Washington St., Boyertown, Pa 19512. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

FLORENCE C. KOCH
Services were held for Florence C. (Bush) Koch, 78, widow of Victor E. Koch, of Greshville Road, Boyertown, who died June 13 in her residence. Born in Boyertown, she was an active member of St. Paulís Church, Stowe, where she was also a member of the Senior Citizens. She is survived by one daughter, Janet K., wife of Paul Fisher, of Jeanette, Westmoreland County and one granddaughter. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, and three sisters. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paulís Church, Linden and Glasgow streets, Stowe, PA 19464. The arrangements were handled by the Houck Funeral Home Inc., Pottstown. 

JOSEPH RALPH SHULER
A Memorial service was held for Joseph Ralph Shuler, 97, husband of Ruth (Potter) Shuler, of Oaktree Court, Frederick, who died June 15. Born in Norristown, he attended Norristown High School. Mr. and Mrs. Shuler had celebrated 78 years of marriage. Shuler was a third generation jeweler, and owned Shuler Inc., 325 DeKalb St., Norristown, for 48 years. He was a member of the National Retail Jewelers Association, the Norristown Chamber of Commerce, and the Norristown Lions Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane Webster, South Port, Maine; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his parents and one daughter, Betty Ruth Webster. Burial will be private. 

FLORENCE KRAUSE
Services were held for Florence (Snell) Krause, 88, widow of James O. Krause, of North Walnut Street and Highland Street, Boyertown, who died June 16 at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Born in New Hanover Township, she was a graduate of Boyertown High School, class of 1929. Krause was employed as a secretary by the Boyertown Area School District, in the cafeteria, transportation, and building and grounds departments. Prior to that, she was employed as a secretary for 15 years by the former Fashion Hosiery, Boyertown. A member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown, she was a long-time member of the church choir. She was also a member of W.E.L.C.A., a womenís organization at the church; a member of the Golden Age Club, Boyertown; a member of the Golden Age Chorus, Boyertown. She is survived by a son, Gerald L. Krause, Royersford; a daughter, Kathleen R., wife of Dana M. Smith, Perkiomenville; two sisters, Erma, widow of John U. Renninger, Boyertown, and Edith, widow of Paul Grimm, Lititz; and four grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

MYRTLE E. FREDERICK
Services were held for Myrtle E. (Hess) Frederick, 75, widow of Stanley C. Frederick, of East High Street, Pottstown, and formerly of East Fourth Street, Boyertown, who died June 16 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Earl Township, she was employed by Cooper Industries, Boyertown, for 29 years, until 1985. Frederick was a member of Calvary United Church of Christ, where she also helped several of the ladies groups. Surviving are dear friends Delores and William Frederick, Boyertown. The arrangements were handled by the C. L. Losh Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

HELEN M. BAUER
Services were held for Helen M. (Dilliplaine) Bauer, widow of Harry C. Bauer, of Parkerford, and formerly of Spring City, who died June 16 in Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Pottstown. Born in Boyertown, she lived in the Spring City area for most of her life before moving to Parkerford 10 years go. She was educated in Boyertown Schools. Bauer was employed as a machine operator for more than 23 years at the former Sircon Knitting Mill, Spring City, before retiring in 1970. She enjoyed sewing and crochet. She is survived by a son, RobertL. Bauer, Pottstown; two daughters, Jean B. (Wisneski) of Spring City, and Greta B., wife of Harold Kulp, Spring City; a sister; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, T. Arlene Slifer, in 1992. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the charity of oneís choice. The arrangements were handled by the Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Washington St., Royersford. 

ELI OLIVER BERKEY
·Services were held for Eli Oliver Berkey, 17, of Englesville Road, Boyertown, who died June 14 at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading. Born in Reading, he was a son of Ray Oliver and Jill M. Herb. Berkey was employed as a clerk by National Auto, Gilbertsville, last working in November 1999. He attended Boyertown Area Senior High School, where he was in the gifted program, through 10th grade. He recently earned his GED and won several awards for his art. Berkey was an original member of the "Coffee Shop" Club, a chaperoned social organization for youths under 21. He earned the top student award in his 6th grade D.A.R.E. Program. He attended New Life Bible Fellowship, Oley. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Michael W. A. Geisinger of Hamburg; a stepfather, Thomas I. Lorah, with whom he resided in Boyertown; a maternal grandfather, Arthur Herb of Boyertown; and a paternal grandmother, Elizabeth A. (Millard) Hammel, Pottstown. He was predeceased by a paternal grandfather, Walter H. Berkey; a maternal grandmother, Eleanor E. (Brynan) Herb; and a paternal step-grandfather, Horace Hammel. The arrangements were handled by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

VIOLET A. FAUST
Services will be held Thursday for Violet A. (Clemmens) Faust, 76, widow of George T. Faust Jr., of Boyertown, who died June 18 at Mifflin Health Care, Berks County. Born in Schwenksville, she was employed as a machine operator for Lass Associates, Pottstown, until her retirement. She is survived by three sons, Arnold Faust of Frederick, Eddie Faust of Boyertown and Ricky Faust; three daughters, Joyce, wife of Steve Sites, of Hereford, Hattie, wife of Stanley Yoder, of Frederick, and Jannette of Barto. Also a brother, Leroy Heimbach of Leesport; three sisters, Erma Grebe and Bess Faust of Boyertown, and Janet Warner of Gilbertsville; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Kathryn Mary Faust. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Good Shepherd Chapel of the Limerick Garden of Memories, 44 Swamp Pike, Limerick. Rev. Kenneth Ensminger will officiate. Friends may call after noon Thursday at the chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Berks County Home Health Care and Hospice, 2615 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606. Interment will be in Limerick Garden of Memories. The arrangements were handled by the Ruggiero Funeral Home, Trappe. 

ROSIE A. KAHLER
A memorial service will be held for Rosie A. (Masemore) Kahler, 75, wife of Lawrence E. "Pitts" Kahler, of Church Hill Road, Hereford, who died June 19 at Palmerton Hospital, Palmerton, where she had been a patient. Born in Barto, she was a salesperson with the former Dutch Maid, in Ephrata, for 20 years before retiring. She was a member of Calvary United Church of Christ, Barto. Kahler was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Perkiomen Post #184. In addition to her husband of 50 years, she is survived by one son, Randy A. Kahler, of Northampton, Northampton County. Also one brother, Clyde Masemore, of Barto; and two grandchildren. The memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., 111 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown. The Rev. Homer Royer Jr. will officiate. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Calvary United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 1231 Route 100, Barto, PA 19504. Burial will be in Christ Union Cemetery, Niantic. 

DAVID S. BOYER
Services will be held for David S. Boyer, 88, formerly of New Berlinville, who died June 10 in the emergency room of Pottstown Medical Center. He was stricken in his residence at the Frederick Mennonite Community, Montgomery County. His wife, Anna M. (Eshbach) Boyer, died in 1996. Born in Colebrookdale Township, he was employed for 40 years as a knitter and fixer by Brown Century, Pottstown, and was last employed, for eight years, by Spring City Knitting, retiring in 1981. He was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, New Berlinville. In 1980, he received the Boy Scouts of America God and Service Award. Surviving are a son, Leverne E., and a daughter, Janice E. (Boyer) Hull, both of Bechtelsville. Other survivors include five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Gerald E. Boyer. Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in St. Andrew UM Church. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton. The arrangements were handled by the L. W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown. 

ELIZABETH HOLMES
Services were held for Elizabeth L. (Ellis) Holmes, 69, wife of Walter M. Holmes of Indian Lane, Colebrookdale, who died June 5 at her residence. Born in Pottstown, she was a telephone operator for the former Ellis Answering Service of Pottstown, retiring in 1968. Previously she worked at Bell of PA of Pottstown, The Mercury in Pottstown, and Melrath Casket and Supply Co., Philadelphia, as a telephone operator. Holmes was a 1948 graduate of Pottstown High School. She was a member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown. In addition to her husband, surviving are two sons, Michael Holmes of Mohnton, and Douglass Holmes of Birdsboro; five daughters, Patricia, wife of Robert Ellis, Sinking Spring; Karen, wife of Albert Slaughter of Boyertown; Debra Holmes of St. Louise, Mo.; Bonnie Holmes of Lancaster and Kathryn Holmes of Gaithersburg, Md. Also a brother and nine grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Archambault in 1989. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading, PA 19605. The arrangements were handled by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Boyertown. 

LUTHER G. EPLER
Graveside services were held for Luther G. Epler, 85, of 3088 Pricetown Road, Alsace Township, formerly of Kempton, who died June 6 in ManorCare Health Services, where he had resided since May. Born in Reading, Epler was a self-employed jewelry maker from his residence for many years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Jerusalem (Red) Union Church, Kempton. Surviving are three sisters: Verna C. (Epler) Resch, with whom he last resided; Elsie F. (Epler) Whitehead, Temple; and Evelyn E. (Epler) Hollinger, Auburn, Schuylkill County. The Walter R. Christ Funeral Home Inc., Laureldale, was in charge of the arrangements. 

BARBARA K. KOEHLER
Private burial was held for Barbara K. "Babs" Koehler, 71, widow of Joseph G. Koehler, of Acorn Drive, Bechtelsville, who died June 8 in St. Lukeís Quakertown Hospital, Quaker-town. Born in West Rockhill Township, she was a 1951 graduate of Millersville University, where she received a bachelor of science degree in education, and in 1975 she received a masterís degree in education from Beaver College. She was employed as a secondary education math teacher for Upper Moreland School District for more than 30 years, and retired in 1990. Koehler was a member of St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sassamansville, and was a former member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Abington. She served on the council and as president of the LCW at both churches. She was a former member of the Boyertown Area Community Housing board. She is survived by a son, Joseph F., of Boyertown; one daughter, Barbara, wife of Dana Baker, Quakertown; and four grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paulís Lutheran Church, 1809 Hoffmansville Road, Sassamansville, PA 19472, or to the Boy Scouts of America, Hawk Mt. Council, 4901 Pottsville Pike, Reading, PA 19605. The arrangements were handled by the Jeffrey A. Naugle funeral Home, Quakertown. 

ETHEL GAUGLER
Services were held for Ethel V. (Schoenly) Gaugler, 82, widow of Raymond V. Gaugler, of New Hanover, who died June 10 in her residence. Born in Frederick, she was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Sassamansville. She is survived by three daughters, Dawn E., wife of Larry Hydock, Gilbertsville, Diane J. Dolansky, companion of Joseph McClinchey, Gilbertsville, and Debbie R. Gaugler, New Hanover. Also two brothers, Willard Schoenly, Emmaus, and Paul Schoenly, Perkiomenville. Also three sisters, Alice Lucarelli, Boyertown, Nancy, wife of Samuel Christy, Harleysville, and Margie, wife of Paul Akins, Gilbertsville; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, Donald Kulp. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paulís Lutheran Church, "Shares of Faith," 1809 Hoffmansville Road, Sassamans-ville, PA 19472. The arrangements were handled by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home, Pottstown. 

THELMA D. HARRIS
Services were held for Thelma D. Harris, 85, of Raymond St., Hyde Park, who died June 10 in Reading Hospital, where he had been a patient. Her husband, Frank T. Harris, died in 1987. Born in Alsace Township, she was employed for 12 years as a sewing machine operator for Temple Full Fashion Hosiery. She then worked for Letisse Handbag Co. and for five years for Talbot Knitting Mill, both in Reading, retiring in 1976. She is survived by a daughter, Dolores E. (Harris) Carswell, Sinking Spring, and a stepson, Frank E. Harris, Laureldale. Other survivors include a brother; two grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. The arrangements were handled by the Milkins Funeral Home Inc., Temple. 

DOROTHY L. BLANKENBILLER
Services were held for Dorothy L. Blankenbiller, 82, of Blanken-biller Road, Alsace Township, who died June 9 in the Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient. She was the wife of Edward Blankenbiller. Born in Stony Creek Mills, she had been employed for many years as a packer by Prizer Stove Works and then as a trimmer by Temple Apparel, retiring in 1964. She is also survived by two daughters, Bonnie (Blanken-biller) Early, Temple, and Joanne (Blankenbiller) Shirey, Reading; and a stepson, Lynell Blanken-biller, Stony Creek Mills. Other survivors include a brother; two sisters; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The arrangements were handled by the Walter R. Christ Funeral Home Inc., Laureldale. 

WILLIAM J. CAMPBELL
Services will be Thursday for William J. Campbell, 74, of East Third Street, Boyertown, who died June 12 in Spruce Manor, West Reading, where he had resided for one month.
He was the husband of Irene (Schelly) Campbell.
Born in Green Lane, he was a son of the late John T. and E. Dorothy (Bailey) Campbell.
He was a graduate of East Greenville High School and was a Navy veteran of World War II.
During his service in the Naval Air Corp., he was awarded the Pacific Theatre Ribbon, The Good Conduct Ribbon, the Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the Streamlined Bate Certificate and 12 gold battle stars.
Campbell was employed by the County of Berks as a former county controller for 20 years, retiring in 1996. He also worked for 30 years in a managerial capacity for the former Wagner Electric, now Federal Mogul, Boyertown.
He was former Treasurer of the Pa. State Association of county controllers and a member of the states Minor Judiciary Education Board for over 10 years. As County Controller, he was appointed to a special committee to formulate standards for conducting mandatory audits of District Justice Offices in the Commonwealth.
He also served eight years on the Boyertown Borough Council and was Mayor of Boyertown for five years.
Campbell is a past president of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Controllers; a member of the Executive board of the Democratic Standing Committee of Berks County, and served as a Boyertown Democratic Committeeman. He was a past president of the Berkís Co. Mayorís Association and the Berkís Co. Association of Boroughs.
Campbell was honored as "Man of the Year" in Boyertown in 1971.
Campbell was involved in many fire training and related activities and was a past president of the Firemanís Legislative Federation of Pa., Former Chairman of Law and Legislative Committee of the Firemanís Association of Pa., former Berks Co. liaison to the Fire Commissioner of Pa., former Chairman of the Reading-Berks Fire Training Center, Southeast Co-chairman of the Regional Facility Identification Committee, State Fire Training (14 counties).
Other fire association activities include, Past President and officer of Keystone Fire Co., Boyertown, for over 30 years. Past President of the Oley Valley Fire Zones 5 and 6 for 19 years. Past President of the Fire Chiefís Association of Berks Co., serving for 30 consecutive years. Former Vice-President of the Berks Co. Firemanís Assn.
Campbell was former Chief of the Keystone Fire Co., Boyertown; Fire Marshall for the Borough of Boyertown for over 10 years. He was also a director of the Keystone State Fire Chiefís Assn., also serving as parliamentarian.
In 1989, Campbell was appointed to the Fire Safety Advisory Committee to the PA Emergency Management Agency for the purpose of advising the PA State Fire Commissioner on matters pertaining to the operation of the PA State Fire Academy; a Life Member of the Friendship Hook & Ladder Co., Boyertown, Keystone Fire Co. #1, Boyertown; the Gilbertsville Fire Co., the Sassamansville Fire Co., the Gablesville Athletic Assn., Pike Twp. Sportsmanís Assn., and the Keystone State Fire Chiefís Assn.
He was also a member of Boyertown Lodge #741, F. & A.M., Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Reading Consistory, Rajah Temple and Rajah Shrine Club. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3487, Boyertown, Patriotic Order, Sons of America, Washington Camp #104, Boyertown, and was a past president of Boyertown Lionís Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, William J. Campbell, Jr., Boyertown; a daughter, Darlene M., wife of Dennis M. Prutzman, Denver, PA.
Also seven sisters: Jean Gaeto, Norristown; Euphemia Romanik, Pottstown; Lilias Frick, Souderton; Patsy Maloney, Cincinnati, OH; Joan Otey, Mansfield, OH; Ethel Thomas, Mansfield, OH; and Veronica Knepp, Gilbertsville.
Also two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, 111 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown.
There will be a Masonic Service at 8:30 p.m. by Boyertown Lodge #741, F. & A.M.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend John G. Pearson officiating.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Boyertown Lions Community Ambulance Association, 2 East Second street, Boyertown, PA 19512.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

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