Miscellaneous Berks County, Pennsylvania Obituaries
2002

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Anne P. Seidel, 72

 

Services were held in the Keller Funeral Home, Fogelsville, for Anne P. Seidel, who died of natural causes Oct. 8 in her Trexlertown residence.

Burial was in Zion Church Cemetery, Maxatawny.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lee R. Seidel, who died in 1992.

Born in Oley, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Beulah (Prutzman) Knabb.

She was a 1947 graduate of Kutztown High School.

Seidel was a member of Zion Union Church, Maxatawny.

Surviving are two daughters, Gail A. (Seidel) Rosner, Trexlertown, and Molly S. (Seidel) Butz, Fogelsville, and three sons: Bruce L. Seidel, Kutztown, Randy R. Seidel, Allentown, and Michael D. Seidel, Trexlertown.

There are also nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include two brothers, John Knabb, Maxatawny, and Alfred Knabb, New Smithville; and three sisters: Rhea (Knabb) Siegfried, Maxatawny; June (Knabb) Bruno, Kutztown; and Eleanor (Knabb) Sechler, Strausstown.

 

Benjamin F. Jefferson, 67

 

Among the local survivors of Benjamin F. Jefferson, Exeter Township, who died of natural causes Oct. 7, is a stepson, Norman D. Jacobs, Mertztown.

 

John F. Stettler, 66

 

Among the local survivors of John F. Stettler, who died of natural causes Oct. 8 in his Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County residence, is a brother, Benson F. Stettler, Kutztown.

 

Irvin K. Noll, 92

 

Among the local survivors of Irvin K. Noll, who died Oct. 8 in his Ruscombmanor Township residence, are three sons, James H. Noll, Paul T. Noll and Ray A. Noll, all of Fleetwood. 

He was also a life member of the Blandon Fire Company.

 

Mildred E. Oswald, 86

 

Private services and burial were arranged by the Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Kutztown, for Mildred E. Oswald, formerly of Kutztown, who died Oct. 9 in the Lutheran Home at Topton.

She was predeceased by her husband, Kermit C. Oswald, who died in 1955.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank M. and Marie (Lambert) Bock.

Until retiring, she was employed as a librarian by Kutztown University for 17 years.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown.

Surviving are a daughter, Betsy M. (Oswald) DiLuna, Boxboro, Mass.; a son, James S. Oswald, North Wales, Montgomery County; five grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Other survivors include a brother, Frank L. Bock, Boca Raton, Fla.

 

Gary L. Blose, 51

 

Services were held in the 58th Street United Methodist Church, Altoona, for Gary L. Blose, who died of natural causes Oct. 7 in his Altoona, Blair County residence.

Burial was private.

He was the husband of Lynne A. (Ceccre) Blose.

Born in Mertztown, he was a son of the late Clayton G. and Florence M. (Keiser) Blose.

He was employed as a nurseís aid by the Altoona Center of the State Department of Public Welfare for 20 years.

Blose was a graduate of Brandywine Heights High School.

He was a member of the 58th Street United Methodist Church, Altoona.

Also surviving is a son, Clayton A. Blose, at home.

Other suvivors include a brother, Terry Blose, Kutztown; and two sisters, Dianne (Blose) Shellenberg, Bethlehem, and Dawn (Blose) Franckowiak, Temple.

 

Sandi A. Kohler, 53

Former school board member

 

Services were held in St. Paulís United Church of Christ, Fleetwood, for Sandi A. Kohler, Oak Haven Road, Richmond Township, who died of natural causes Oct. 8 in Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient one week.

Burial was in Maxatawny (Zion) Union Cemetery, Maxatawny Township.

She was the wife of Irwin A. Kohler.

Born in West Reading, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Ruth D. (Mertz) Knittle.

She was a 1967 graduate of Fleetwood High School.

Until retiring in 1998, she was employed as a school supervisor by the Gordon School of Cosmetology in Allentown for 15 years.

Kohler was a former member of the Fleetwood School Board.

She was a member of St. Paulís UCC, Fleetwood, where she was a former youth leader.

Kohler was a former Sunday school teacher at Zion Lutheran Church, Maxatawny.

Also surviving are a son, Mikal I. Kohler, Mount Penn; a daughter, Vicki L. (Kohler) Kerling, Muhlenberg Township; and four grandchildren.

The Mae A. Stump Funeral Home, Fleetwood, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Mary J. Swalley, 71

 

Services were held in the Milkins Funeral Home, Temple, for Mary J. Swalley, who died of natural causes Oct. 9 in her Main Street, Blandon residence.

Burial was in Berks County Memorial Gardens, Maidencreek Township.

She was the wife of George Schaeffer.  She was predeceased by her first husband, John E. Swalley, who died Dec. 14, 1986.

Born in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Jennie (Molinaro) Colamarino.

She was the co-owner of the Blandon Sub Shop for many years and also operated a consignment shop at various flea markets around the county.

Swalley was a member of Maidencreek Church, Blandon.

Also surviving are a son, John E. Swalley Jr., Blandon; two daughters, Yvonne (Swalley) Bossler,  and Yolanda R. (Swalley) Quillman, both of Blandon; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include three stepsons: Doug Schaeffer, Mount Penn; Rick Schaeffer, Lebanon; and Michael Schaeffer, Gary N.C.

There is also a brother, Angelo Colamarino, Philadelphia, and a sister, Julia (Colamarino) Snyder, Reading.

 

Ernest Kerschner Sr., 80

 

Services were held in the Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville, for Ernest R. Kerschner Sr., Rhoads Road, Greenwich Township, who died Oct. 11 in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Burial was in Ziegelís Church Cemetery, Breinigsville.

He was the husband of Nellie C. (Wanamaker) Kerschner.

Born in Seipstown, Lehigh County, he was a son of the late George Kerschner and Miriam (Heffner) Wehr.

Until retiring, he had been employed as a contractor for several years.  He also owned and operated a farm implement dealership, and had been previously employed by Bethlehem Steel and Mack Trucks, both in Lehigh County.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

Also surviving is a daughter, Sandra (Kerschner) Christman,Lenhartsville; and three sons: Kevin K. Kerschner, Dennis S. Kerschner, and Daniel G. Kerschner, all of Kutztown.

There are also 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, Ernest R. Kerschner Jr., who died in 1970.

 

Arline M. Giannotti, 64

 

Services were held in the Mae A. Stump Funeral Home, Fleetwood, for Arline M. Giannotti, Earl Street, Laureldale, who died of natural causes Oct. 10 in St. Joseph Medical Center.

Burial was in St. Paulís Union Cemetery, Fleetwood.

She was the wife of Peter W. Giannotti.

Born in Ruscombmanor Township, she was a daughter of the late James D. Sr. and Pauline (Heller) Rissmiller.

Last working in 1986, she was employed by the Kutztown Shoe Factory for 30 years.

Also surviving are a son, Anthony P. Giannotti, Fleetwood; a daughter, Jaclyn P. (Giannotti) Hollenbach, Laureldale; and four grandchildren.

Other survivors include a brother, James D. Rissmiller Jr., Fleetwood; and three sisters: Carolyn D. Rissmiller and Lillian G. (Rissmiller) Reinhard, both of Fleetwood, and Janet D. (Rissmiller) Wentzel, Macungie.

She was predeceased by a son, Terry P. Giannotti.

 

Leon F. Brown, 83

 

Services were held in Zion Moselem Lutheran Church, Richmond Township, for Leon F. Brown, Knittle Road, Greenwich Township, who died Oct. 12 in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He was the husband of Joan M. Brown.

Born in Bridgeton, N.J., he was a son of the late George F. and Florence (Hunter) Brown.

Until retiring, he had been employed by Silo Inc., for many years, managing several stores in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  He later worked as the owner/operator of Red Diamond Thoroughbreds, Greenwich Township.

He was a member of Zion Moselem Church, Richmond Township.

Also surviving are a daughter, Leone G. Brown, Kutztown: a grandson; and three stepsons: Craig E. Vail, Metairie, La.; Ron P. Vail, Aurora Grande, Calif.; and Kevin C. Shropshire, Hamburg. 

Other survivors include a brother, Daniel Brown, Bridgeton, N.J.

 

Josephine M. Ganter, 85

 

Among the local survivors of Josephine M. (Quaglia) Ganter, Reading, who died Oct. 12 in St. Joseph Medical Center, are two daughters, Debra J. (Ganter) Gernert and Margaret (Cooney) Tracey, both of Lenhartsville.

 

Dorothea I. Berger, 80

 

Services were held in St. Paulís United Church of Christ, Fleetwood, for Dorothea I. Berger, Somerset Street, Fleetwood, who died Oct. 12 in Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient since Oct. 8.

Burial was in St. Michaelís Cemetery, Tilden Township.

She was the wife of Charles L. Berger.

Born in Port Carbon, Schuylkill County, she was a daughter of the late Nathan L. and Nora S. (Hoy) Greenawald.

She had been employed by the Tarsus Corp, Fleetwood, for 15 years, and by Penn Dutch Cookie Corp., Fleetwood, for five years.

She was a member of St. Paulís UCC, Fleetwood.

Also surviving are a son, Charles N. Berger, Leesport, and two daughters, Carolyn A. (Berger) Brodbeck, York, and Noreen E. (Berger) Mayer, Fleetwood.

There are also nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Other suvivors include two sisters, Mildred (Greenawald) Rutt, West Reading, and Mary (Greenawald) Schappell, Sinking Spring.

The Mae A. Stump Funeral Home, Fleetwood, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Diana Olszewski, 80

 

Among the local survivors of Diana (Parzanese) Olszewski, who died Oct. 14 in her Reading residence, is a sister, Mary (Parzanese) Tablone, Maidencreek Township.

 

Myrtle Lessig-Sutton, 87

 

Among the local survivors of Myrtle Edna (Delp) Lessig-Sutton, formerly of Northampton County, who died Oct. 13 in Kutztown Manor, is a son, Robert Lessig,  and a daughter, Jean (Lessig) Gift, both of Fleetwood.

 

Charles T. Seyler, 51

 

Funeral services were held in the Milkins Funeral Home, Temple, for Charles T. Seyler, Allentown Pike, Maidencreek Township, who suffered a fatal heart attack while driving along Route 222 in Maidencreek Township.  He was found slumped over the wheel in a ditch and was pronounced dead on arrival in the Reading Hosptial emergency room Oct. 12.

Burial was in Beckerís (St. Peterís) Cemetery, Richmond Township.

He was the husband of Karen A. (Yoder) Seyler.

Born in Reading, he was a son of Pearl M. (Dautrich) Seyler, Lower Alsace Township, and the late Charles A. Seyler.

He was employed as an operating engineer by Agere at its water-treatment plant in Muhlenberg Township for the past 27 years.

Seyler was an executive board member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1898, Reading.

He was a 32nd degree Mason of Vaux Lodge 406, F&AM, Hamburg.

Seyler was a committee chairman of Boy Scout Troop 183, Blandon.

He was a 1969 graduate of Mount Penn High School.

Also surviving are a son, Jared C. Seyler, at home; and three daughters: Jessica R. Seyler, at home; and Tammy (Seyler) Wertz and Tiffany (Seyler) Burns, both of Muhlenberg Township.

There are also two grandchildren.

Other survivors include two brothers, Marlin D. Seyler, Muhlenberg Township, and Robert A. Seyler, Laureldale.


 
 

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