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Harold W. Kreider

 

Private services and burial were arranged by the Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg, for Harold W. Kreider, 67, formerly of North Fouth Street, Hamburg, who died of natural causes Dec. 26 in St. Joseph Medical Center Community Campus, where he had been a patient two days.

He was taken there from ManorCare Health Services, West Reading, where he had resided since Sept. 13.

He was the husband of Betty J. (Werley) Kreider.

Born in West Leesport, he was a son of Mary (Thomas) Kreider, a resident at ManorCare Health Services, Muhlenberg Township, and the late Raymond Kreider.

Until retiring March 1, 997, he was employed as a shipper by Globe Underwear Co., Shoemakersville, for 32 years.

He was a 1953 graduate of Ontelaunee High School.

Kreider was an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 84, St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Hamburg, for 22 years.

He was a former firefighter with the Leesport Fire Company.

Also surviving are a son, Keith A. Kreider, Exeter Township; a daughter, Stefanie A. (Kreider) Williams, Tilden Township; and one grandson.

There is also a brother, Raymond T. Kreider, Hamburg.

 

Neil P. Malone

 

Among the local survivors of Neil P. Malone, 60, Lehigh County, who died of natural causes Dec. 23 in Lehigh Valley Hopital, where he had been a patient since Nov. 22, is a daughter, Lynn V. Malone, Hamburg.

 

DeLoss Kahl

 

Private services were arranged by the Ludwick Funeral Home, Kutztown, for DeLoss Kahl, 80, of Moselem Springs Road, Perry Township, who died of natural causes Dec. 23 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, where he had been a patient one day.

He was the husband of Ann P. (Grauert) Kahl.

Born in Akron, Ohio, he was a son of the late DeLoss and Karoline (Strauss) Kahl.

He was the owner/operator of Grauert and Co., Reading, a welding supplier, from 1971 to 1990. He was previously employed as an executive sales engineer for Kimberly and Clark in Massachusetts, and Neenah in Wisconsin.

Kahl was a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he recived a degree in chemical engineering.

He was a World War II Army veteran, receiving the Bronze Star.

Also surviving are three daughters, Carol A. Kahl and Jamie A. Kahl, both of San Francisco, and Paula S. Kahl, Wernersville; and a son, Michael W. Kahl, at home.  

There are also two grandchildren.

 

Gladys I. Berry

 

Services were held in the Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Hamburg, for Gladys I. Berry, 69, who died of natural causes Dec. 25 in her South Seventh Street, Hamburg residence.

Burial was in Strausstown Union Cemetery.

She was the wife of Jack E. Berry.

Born in Strausstown, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Helen (Potteiger) Henne.

Last working in 2001, she was a co-owner and operator of her familyís business, the Doris Berry Shop, Hamburg.

She was a 1950 graduate of Hamburg High School.

Berry was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Hamburg

She was a life master of the American Contract Bridge League.

Also surviving are three daughters, Melanie K. (Berry) Roth and Deena L. (Berry) Kershner, both of Tilden Township; and Lorrene M. (Berry) Mengel, Hamburg.

There are also five grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Other survivors include two brothers, Clifford Henne, Bethlehem, and Carl Henne, Akron, Lancaster County.

 

Lindy J. McAllister

 

Among the local survivors of Lindy J. McAllister, 74, West Reading, who died Dec. 24 in the Lebanon Veterans Administration Hospital, where he had been a patient since Dec. 13, are three daughters, Bonnie (McAllister) Roeder and Lani McAllister, both of Shoemakersville, and Kim (McAllister) Keys, Mohrsville; and two sisters, Sally (McAllister) Manbeck and Verna (McAllister) Noecker, both of Bethel.

 

Frederick D. Shade

 

Among the local survivors of Frederick D. Shade, 89, Temple, who died Dec. 22 in ManorCare Health Services, Muhlenberg Township, where he had resided since Dec. 12, is a sister, June (Shade) Schappell, Shoemakersville.

 

Karen S. Pagano

 

Among the local survivors of Karen S. (Reisenweaver) Pagano, 54, Northampton County, who died Dec. 26 in St. Lukeís Hospital, is a brother, Robert Reisenweaver, Leesport.

 

Morgan J. Koch Sr.

 

Among the local survivors of Morgan J. Koch Sr., 83, Colony Park, who died Dec. 27 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, is a daughter, Linda K. (Koch) Fulton, Greenfields.

 

L. Benjamin Bucks

 

Services were held in the Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg, for L. Benjamin Bucks, 85, Indian Manor Drive, Leesport, who died Dec. 28 in Reading Hospital, where he had been a patient since Dec. 18.

He was taken to the hospital from Phoebe Berks Health Care Center, Wernersville, where he had been a patient since Dec. 9.

Burial was in Fairview (Bellemanís) Cemetery, Centre Township.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred L. (Spatz) Bucks, who died Oct. 24, 1990.

Born in Centre Township, he was a son of the late William B. K. and Mabel M. (Dresh) Bucks.

Until retiring in 1983, he was employed as a tool setter by Western Electric Company, Muhlenberg Township, for many years.  He was previously employed by Berkshire Knitting Mills, Wyomissing.

Bucks was a 1935 graduate of Ontelaunee High School.

He was a World War II Army veteran, receiving the Purple Heart.

Bucks was a 50-year member of American Legion Post 732, Bernville.

He was a member of Salem (Bellemanís) Church, Centre Township, where he served as Sunday school teacher for 40 years.  He was also the financial secretary of the Lutheran congregation for 36 years.

Surviving are a son, Benjamin A. Bucks, Bern Township, and two grandchildren.

 

Lillie H. Eiceman

 

Services were held in the Kirkhoff Funeral Home, Bernville, for Lillie H. Eiceman, 78, Harmony Hill Retirement Home, Tulpehocken  Township, who died Dec. 27 in St. Joseph Medical Center, where she had been a patient since Dec. 24.

Burial was in St. Johnís (Hainís) Cemetery, Lower Heidelberg Township.

Born in Wernersville, she was a daughter of the late David and Emma (Haldeman) Koch.

Until retiring in 1985, she had been employed as a sewing machine operator by Gloray Knitting Mill, Robesonia.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy E. (Eiceman) Miller, Bernville; a son, Richard Klinikowski, Reading; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Helen M. Koch

 

Private services were arranged by the Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg, for Helen M. Koch, 89, formerly of North Third Street, Hamburg, who died Dec. 27 in Laurel Center Genesis Elder Care, Tilden Township, where she had been a resident since April 1997.

Burial was in St. Michaelís Cemetery, Tilden Township.

She was predeceased by her husband, John W. Koch, who died April 14, 1995.

Born in Tilden Township, she was a daughter of the late John K. and Florence S. (Savage) Meck.

She was a member of St. Michaelís Lutheran Church, Tilden Township.

Surviving are several neices and nephews.

 

Eleanor A. Kramer

 

Among the local survivors of Eleanor A. (Kniss) Kramer, 82, Fleetwood, who died Dec. 28 shortly after admission to Reading Hospital, is a son, Gary M. Kramer, Hamburg.

 

Ronald L. Wert

 

Among the local survivors of Ronald L. Wert, 69, Exeter Township, who died of natural causes Dec. 27 in St. Joseph Medical Center, where he had been a patient for over a week, is a daughter, Kathleen P. (Wert) McCarthy, Bernville.

 

Pearl M.H. Hetrick

 

Among the local survivors of Pearl M. (Remp) Hornberger Hetrick, 77, Ephrata, who died Dec. 25 in Ephrata Community Hospital, is a brother, Lester Remp, and a halfbrother, Richard Miller, both of Shoemakersville.

 

Lorraine B. Bare

Ex-Penn Twp. tax collector

 

Services were held in the Kirkhoff Funeral Home, Bernville, for Lorraine B. Bare, 90, formerly of Mount Pleasant, who died Dec. 29 in Stone Ridge Village Health Center, Myerstown, where she had resided for more than four years.

Burial was in Eplerís Church Cemetery, Bern Township.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph L. Bare, who died Jan. 31, 1975.

Born in Elizabeth, N.J., she was a daughter of the late James and Nellie (Bunnell) Schoonover.

Until retiring in 1985, she had been employed as a tax collector in Penn Township for 17 years.

She was a former Democratic chairlady in Berks County and a former officer of the Travelorís Protective Association Auxiliary.

Bare was a member of Bern United Church of Christ, Bern Township.

Surviving are a son, Eugene R. Bare, Cincinnati, Ohio; three stepgrandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

There is also a sister, Eleanor (Schoonover) Gardner, Temple.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Bare, who died in 1954.

 

Ruth N. Naugle

 

Among the local survivors of Ruth N. (Haas) Naugle, 78, Laureldale, who died Dec. 38 in Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 21, is a son, Randall R. Naugle, Centre Township.

 

Gladys E. Smith

 

Services were held in the Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg, for Gladys E. Smith, 81, formerly of North Third Street, Hamburg, who died Dec. 29 in Schuylkill Center, Pottsville, where she had resided three years.

Burial was in Zionís Cemetery, Perry Township.

She was the wife of Roland B. Smith Sr., Reading.

Born in Alexandria, Va., she was a daughter of the late Milton E. and Eunice (Johnson) Lovelace.

She was a member of Hamburg Seventh-day Adventist Church, Tilden Township.

Surviving are two sons, Roland B. Smith Jr., Reading, and Kenneth W. Smith, Bern Township; and two daughters, Susan K. Smith, Hamburg, and Polly A. (Smith) Schneider, Pottsville.

There are also 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include a brother, William E. Lovelace, LaMarida, Calif.

 

Mary L. Dailey

 

Among the local survivors of Mary L. Dailey, 77, Hawthorne Home and formerly of Reading, who died Dec. 29 in the emergency room of St. Joseph Medical Center, is a son, James H. Daily Jr., Leesport.

 

Catherine J. Smith

 

Services were held in the Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg, for Catherine J. Smith, 57, First Street Extension, Tilden Township, who died of natural causes Dec. 28 in Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 12.

Burial was in Fairview (Bellemanís) Cemetery, Centre Township.

She was the wife of Donald L. Smith.

born in Shenandoah Heights, Schuylkill County, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Dorothy M. (Shistel) Moyer.

Until retiring Dec. 23, 1994, she was employed as a nurseís aide at the Hamburg Center for 28 years.

She was a member of Salem (Bellemanís) Church, Centre Township.

Also surviving are two daughters, Kaylynn Smith, Hamburg, and Donelle L. Smith, Tilden Township, and one granddaughter.

Other survivors include two sisters, Earlene C. (Moyer) Kieffer, Fleetwood, and Sharon L. (Moyer) King, Shoemakersville; and three brothers, Ronald C. Moyer and Eugene M. Moyer, both of Reading, and Donald Moyer, Newport News, Va.

 

Robert C. Heck

 

Services were held in the Kirkhoff Funeral Home, Bernville, for Robert C. Heck, 72, who died of cancer Dec. 29 in his Main Street, Leesport, residence.

Burial was in Bern Cemetery, Bern Township.

He was the husband of Linda J. (Keller) Heck.  His first wife, Irene G. (Hettinger) Heck, died July 27, 1992.

Born in Mount Pleasant, he was a son of the late Isaac and Dorothy (Stump) Heck.

He had been employed as a distributor by Goodís Potato Chips and Heckís Snacks for 35 years.  In addition, he operated stands at the Leesport Farmerís Market for 20 years and markets in Exeter Township and West Lawn for two years.

Prior employment included owner/operator of Heckís Feed Mill, Leesport, and as a private coal hauler and egg delivery man for local farms.

Heck was also a bartender for the Leesport Fire Company and St. Marco Society, Temple, for 15 years, last working in 2000.

He was a newspaper carrier for the Reading Times and also distributed the Reading and Northern Berks Merchandiser in Leesport and Bern Township for 10 years.

Heck was a trustee and life member of the Leesport Fire Company and was a former captain of the fire police for five years.

He was also a life member of the Strausstown Rod and Gun Club and the Rehrersburg Fire Company.

Heck was a member of Bern Lutheran Church, Bern Township.

Also surviving are a son, Dennis L. Heck, Hamburg; and three stepdaughters: Debra (Rollman) Deisher, Mohrsville; Tina (Brown) Graeff, Bernville; and Tanya (Brown) Belinda, Fleetwood.

There are also two grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

 

Richard M. Auman

 

Among the local survivors of Richard M. Auman, 61, St. Lawrence, who was dead on arrival of natural causes Dec. 31 in St. Joseph Medical Center, is a half sister, Karen (Schollenberger) Wanner, Hamburg.

 

Molene B. Rothermel

 

Services were held in Pleasant Union Church, Lillington, N.C., for Molene B. Rothermel, 84, Tobias Lane, Bern Township, who died Dec. 30 in Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient for three days.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

She was predeceased by her husband, Marshall Rothermel, who died June 1, 1999.

Born in Lillington, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Bessie (Johnson) Brown.

She was a graduate of Lillington High School and a member of Pleasant Union Christian Church, Lillington.

Surviving are a daughter, Donna F. (Rothermel) Koch, Bernville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include a brother, Tommy Brown, Lillington; and two sisters, Mary L. (Brown) Tudor, Angier, N.C., and Louise (Brown) Lancaster, Fayetteville, N.C.

The Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, West Reading, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Esther L. Homan

 

Services were held in the Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg, for Esther L. Homan, 96, formerly of State Street, Hamburg, who died Dec. 31 in the Topton Lutheran Home, where she had resided since March 19, 1997.

Burial was in St. Johnís Cemetery.

She was predeceased by her husband, Chester Homan, who died Dec. 3, 1963.

Born in Hamburg, she was a daughter of the late Robert T. and Katie E. (Folk) Koller.

She and her husband were the owners/operators of Homanís IGA Store and Post Office, Virginville, for 19 years.  After closing the store in 1962, she was assistant postmaster and postmaster until retiring.

Homan was a 65-year member and past matron of Blue Mountain Chapter 443 Order of Eastern Star, Hamburg, and was past noble grand of Clementine Rebekah Lodge 571, Hamburg.

She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Hamburg.

 

Alice R. Hill Carabello

 

Among the local survivors of Alice R. (Stevenson) Hill Carabello, 56, Reading, who died of natural causes Dec. 31 in Pottsville Hospital, where she had been a patient one day, is a daughter, Sherry Hill, Hamburg.

 

Robert L. McCall

 

Services were held in the chapel of Mount Hope Cemetery, Penn Hills, Allegheny County, for Robert L. McCall, 42, who was pronounced dead Dec. 30 as a result of carbon monixide poisoning in his Five Points Road, Bethel Township residence.

His death was attributed to fumes from a kerosene heater inside his garage, and a certificate of accidental death has been issued.

Born in Pittsburgh, he was a son of David L. and Dolores (Schwatz) McCall, Slippery Rock, Butler County.

He was a 1978 graduate of Lebanon High School.

McCall was employed as a mechanic by Flying Hills Golf Course.

He was a Navy veteran.

Also surviving are a sister, Kathryn (McCall) Weir, New Sewickley Township, Allegheny County.

The Richland Funeral Home, Lebanon, was in charge of arrangements.


 
 

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