Miscellaneous Berks County, Pennsylvania Obituaries 2003

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STACEY  L. O’RIORDAN

  Services and burial were private for Stacey L. O’Riordan, 44, of Butter Lane, Exeter Township, who died September 26 in Reading Hospital.

  Her husband, Richard O’Riordan, died in May.

  Born in Reading, she was a daughter of Nancy A. (Weber) Doan, Reading, and the late Ronald N. Davidheiser Sr.

  She had been employed as a waitress by Charcoal Chef, Reiffton.

  O’Riordan, who resided with Anthony E. DiGuardi, is also survived by three brothers; a stepbrother; a stepsister and her stepfather, James A. Doan, of Reading.

  The arrangemenets were handled by the Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn.

 

JEFFREY L. BOCK

  A memorial service was held for Jeffrey L. Bock, 57, of Land O’Lakes, Fla., formerly of Reading and Amity Township, who died September 26 in a hospital in Tampa, Fla.

  He was the husband of Joan (Keraga) Bock.

  Born in Corry, Erie County, he was a self-employed diesel and heavy-equipment mechanic.

  He was a member of Van Dyke United Methodist Church, Lutz, Fla.

  In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a son, Jeffrey, in Florida.

  Other survivors include a brother, Greg, Birdsboro, and a sister, Judy (Bock) Reitz, Douglassville.

  He was predeceased by a daughter.

  The Loyless Funeral Home, Land O’Lakes/Lutz Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

EUGENE R. BURKHART

  Services were held for Eugene R. Burkhart, 96, who died in his residence on Plow Road, Robeson Township on September 29.

  His wife, Carrie Mae (Kachel) Burkhart, died in 2001.

  Born in Robeson Township, he was a self-employed farmer for 60 years and the owner of Echo Valley Farm at his residence, retiring in 1993.

  Surviving are a son, John R., and a daughter, Rebecca M. Burkhart, both at home.

  Other survivors include a sister; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.

  He was predeceased by a daughter in 1993.

  Burial was in Robeson Lutheran Cemetery, Plowville.

  The arrangements were handled by the Dengler Funeral Home Inc., Birdsboro.

 

PEGGY D. WISNIEWSKI

  Services were held for Peggy Diane Wisniewski, 55, of Levan Street, St. Lawrence, who died September 28 in St. Joseph Medical Center.

  Her husband, Daniel P. Wisniewski, died in 2001.

  Born in Reading, she was a daughter of William T. and Virginia P. (Platt) Lilley, Reading.

  She was employed for 16 years as a secretary by Rhoda, Stoudt & Bradley, Reading, and was last employed for five years in the department of medicine by Reading Hospital.

 In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Michael T. Rahn, Sharon, Mercer County.

  Other survivors include a brother and four grandchildren.

  The arrangements were handled by the Henninger Funeral Home Inc., Reading.

 

MARGARET M. YOCOM

  Services were held for Margaret M. (Miller) Yocom, 60, of Briarwood Drive, Amity Township, who died October 1 in Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading.

  She was the wife of Thomas S. Yocom.

  Born in Pottstown, she was a homemaker.

  Yocom was a member of the St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Douglassville.

  She was a member of the Pike Township Sportman’s Association.

  In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Dave L. Yocum of Womelsdorf; two daughters, Tammy Marie Matthews of Douglassville and Kathy Lynn Greene of Birdsboro.

  Also a sister and six grandchildren.

  Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Associaiton, 2045 Westgate Drive No. 302, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

  Burial was in the St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church Cemetery.

  The arrangements were handled by the Dengler Funeral Home, Birdsboro.

 

MARGARET M. DAISEY

  Private services and burial were held for Margaret M. Daisey, 83, of Hopewell Road, Caernarvon Township, formerly of North Cape May, N.J., who died September 30 in St. Joseph Medical Center.

  She was predeceased by her husband, Carlton Daisey.

  Born in Philadelphia, she was employed for 15 years by Acme Markets, retiring in 1980.

  She was a member of St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, Robeson Township.

  Surviving are a son, James B., Elverson RD 3; and a granddaughter.

  The arrangements were handled by the Labs Funeral Home Inc., Honey Brook.

 

BRENDA L. SCHOCK-GOTTSHALL

  A memorial service was held for Brenda L. (Stinnard) Schoch-Gottshall, 53, wife of Gregory S. Gottshall, of Lincoln Drive, Exeter, who died October 1 in her home.

  Born in Pottstown, she was a daughter of Edward J. Stinnard Sr., husband of Diane Stinnard, of 

Boyertown, and Ellen A. (Butterweck) Stinnard of Gilbertsville.

  She was a 1967 graduate of Boyertown High School and served on the reunion committee.

  She worked at National Penn Bank in Boyertown for 19 years, and most recently for Sovereign Bank in Wyomissing for three years.

  Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are two sons, Ryan P. Schock and Gordon E. Schock, both of Boyertown; two stepsons, Christopher M. Gottshall of Pikeville and Andrew C. Gottshall, Pine Forge.

  Also two sisters; a brother;  and a step-grandson.

  Contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 301 One Norwegian Plaza, Pottsville, PA 17901.

  The arrangements were handled by the Catagnus Funeral Home, Gilbertsville.

  Burial was private.

 

MILDRED M. SELLERS

  Services and burial were private for Mildred M. Sellers, 84, formerly of Longmeadow, Mass., who died October 3 in Reading Hospital.

  She had resided for the last two years in the Berkshire Commons, Exeter Township.

  Her husband, John G. Sellers, died in 1994.

  Born in Clay, Ky., she had been employed for 20 years as a registered nurse by the Jewish Nursing Home of Western Massachusetts, Longmeadow, retiring as head nurse.

  She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Longmeadow.

  Sellers was a graduate of Dickson High School, Dickson, Ky., and the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing Memphis, Tenn.

  She is survived by two sons, Dr. John M., Reading, and Philip C., Savannah, Ga.

  Other survivors include a brother; three grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

  The arrangements were handled by the Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn.

 

EDWIN S. BECHTEL

  Services were held for Edwin S. Bechtel, 86, formerly of Kutztown, and a resident for three years of the Henry Health Care Center of the Lutheran Home at Topton.

  Bechtel died October 3 and his wife, Edna M. (Smith) Bechtel, died in 1968.

  Born in Douglassville, Bechtel had been employed for 17 years by the borough of Kutztown. He later worked for Kelchner Cleaners, Kutztown, retiring in 1998.

  He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Kutztown.

  Bechtel is survived by a daughter, Mildred S. (Bechtel) Diehl, Topton, and a son, Richard S., Kutztown.

  Other survivors include a brother, six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown.

  The arrangements were handled by the Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home Inc., Kutztown.

 

AARON J. HIMMELREICH

  A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. for Aaron J. Himmelreich, 22, of Golf Course Road, Robeson Township, who died October 2 in Reading Hospital.

  Born in Weirton, W. Va., he was a son of James C. and Karen L. (Rutter) Himmelreich, Birdsboro.

  He was employed as a groundskeeper by the Devereux Foundation, West Chester.

  Himmelreich was a 1999 graduate of High Point Baptist Academy, Geigertown.

  He was a member of High Point Baptist Chapel, Geigertown.

  In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Rebecca L. and Lydia E. Himmelreich, and a brother, Luke A., all of Birdsboro.

  Other survivors include his paternal grandparents, George C. and Nancy R. (Brown) Himmelreich, and his maternal grandmother, Janet B. (Bostdorf) Rutter, all of Millersburg, Dauphin County.

  Services will be at 10 a.m. in High Point Baptist Chapel.

  Burial will be private in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster County.

  The Labs Funeral Home Inc., Chester County, is in charge of the arrangements.


 
 

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