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Date: Wednesday, 9 January 2008, at 7:46 p.m.

Grant L. Schadle
[Published October 3, 2005]
Grant L. Schadle, 60, died Oct. 2 in his Wyomissing residence.
He was the husband of Martha F. (Stump) Schadle.
Born in Hegins, Schuylkill County, he was a son of Esther (Troup) Fishburn, Ashland, Schuylkill County, and the late Grant Schadle.
Schadle had been employed in the law offices of Klinger, Troup and Dolan, Lancaster.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Valley View, Schuylkill County.
Schadle is also survived by a daughter, Julianna M. (Schadle) Williams, Whitehall, Lehigh County; and two sons, Grant L. III, Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, and Eric R. M., Kulpmont, Northumberland County.
Other survivors include his stepfather, Harry Fishburn, Ashland.
There are also eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Daniel L.
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in God's Missionary Church, Lebanon. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Valley View. The Strauss-Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home, Jonestown, Lebanon County, is in charge of arrangements.

Grace M. Stoudt
[Published October 3, 2005]
Grace M. Stoudt, 90, died Oct. 1 at 9:20 p.m. in her Bernville residence.
Her husband, George W. Stoudt, died in January 1999.
Born in Bernville, she was a daughter of the late J. Calvin and Edna M. (Haag) Burkey.
Stoudt had been employed for many years as a butcher by Burkey Butcher Shop, Bernville. She also worked many years as a sewing-machine operator at Anthony's Knitting Mill, Strausstown.
She was a member of St. Thomas United Church of Christ, Bernville.
Stoudt is survived by a sister, Tillie (Burkey) Stump, Orlando, Fla.
She was predeceased by a son, Harold, in 1957.
Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Kirkhoff Funeral Home, Bernville. Burial will be in Haag's Cemetery, Bernville.

Charles W. Ulmer
[Published October 3, 2005]
Charles W. Ulmer, 88, Reading, died Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. in St. Joseph Medical Center.
His wife, Mary V. (Evans) Ulmer, died Sept. 18, 2003.
Born in Reading, he was a son of the late William and Anna L. (Richards) Ulmer.
Ulmer had been employed for 20 years as a candy maker by Luden's Inc., Reading, retiring in 1981. He was later a caretaker at Aulenbach's Cemetery, Mount Penn.
He was a member of First Evangelical Congregational Church, Reading.
Ulmer is survived by a sister, Edna (Ulmer) Neider, Reading.
Services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home Inc. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.

Jack W. Weaknecht
[Published October 3, 2005]
Jack W. Weaknecht, 66, Mertztown, died of natural causes Oct. 1 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, near Allentown.
He was the husband of Barbara A. (Biery) Weaknecht.
Born in Mertztown, he was a son of Arline (Dankel) Weaknecht, Mertztown, and the late Paul Weaknecht.
Weaknecht was co-owner and operator of Electro-Chemical Manufacturing Inc., Emmaus, Lehigh County, retiring in 2001. He was also Longswamp Township tax collector for 28 years.
He was a member of Longswamp United Church of Christ, Lonswamp Township.
Weaknecht was a Boy Scout leader for Longswamp Troop 575.
He is also survived by a son, Jack L., Lenhartsville; and two daughters, Kim D. (Weaknecht) Toth, Allentown, and Jill C. Weaknecht, Mertztown.
Other survivors include a brother, Larry A., Mertztown, and a sister, Bonita (Weaknecht) Boyer, Nazareth, Northampton County.
There are also seven grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Longswamp UCC. The Carl F. Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville, Lehigh County, is in charge of arrangements.

R.J. Shunk Sr., ex-restaurateur, author
[Published October 18, 2000]
Raymond J. Shunk Sr., a retired local restaurant owner and cookbook author, died Monday at 9:50 p.m. in the Henry Health Care Center at the Lutheran Home at Topton, where he had resided since last Wednesday.
Shunk, 83, of 47 Reinert Drive, Topton, was predeceased by his wife, Florence I. (Fick) Shunk, Sept. 23, 1986.
Shunk and his wife were the owners-operators of several local restaurants including the Amity Hotel, The Court Pub, Reading; and the Village Tavern, Leesport.
They also authored and published two cookbooks, one entitled "Sweet Things and Such" and the other a cookbook for restaurants.
Born in West Reading, he was a son of the late Walter and Mildred (Gresh) Shunk.
Shunk was also employed as the coffee service manager by Goodman Vending Co., and was also employed as a courier by the Bank of Boyertown, until his retirement.
He was a former director of the Sinking Spring Lions Club and was named the club's Lion of the Year in 1968.
Shunk was one of the founders of the Berks and Montgomery Sportsman's Club.
Surviving are a son, Raymond J. Jr., Douglassville; and four daughters: Nancy L. (Shunk) Casner, Douglassville; Dorothy S. (Shunk) Elliott, Pottstown; Jean A. (Shunk) Kase, Mount Penn; and Carol S. (Shunk) Templin, Reading.
Other survivors include a brother, Robert, Pottstown; and two sisters: Dorothy (Shunk) Wolf, Reading, and Fern (Shunk) Pribish, Weavertown.
There are also 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.

David B. Stetler
[Published October 18, 2000]
Services for David Brian Stetler, 36, of 1709 Cotton St. will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Dengler Funeral Home Inc., Birdsboro.
Burial will be in Birdsboro Cemetery, Union Township.
Stetler was fatally injured early Monday when his motorcycle slammed into the side of a tractor-trailer in Muhlenberg Township.
Stetler died of multiple injuries, and a certificate of accidental death was issued by the Berks County coroner's office.
He became the 51st person to die this year as a result of accidents on county roads.
He was the husband of Desiree S. (Morganti) Stetler.
Born in Pottstown, he was a son of Walter S. Sr. and Elizabeth E. (Peck) Stetler, Douglassville.
Stetler was employed for seven years as a machine operator by United Corrstack.
He was an Army veteran.
Stetler was a 1982 graduate of Daniel Boone High School.
He is also survived by two sons, Joshua D. and Wesley B., both at home.
Other survivors include three brothers: Walter S. Jr., Amity Gardens; Dennis A., Amityville; and Randall S., Douglassville.
There are also three sisters: Wendy E. Stetler, Douglassville; Lori A. (Stetler) Cooper, Gibraltar; and Kimberly D. (Stetler) Glanski, Pottstown.

Elizabeth A. Weinhold
[Published October 18, 2000]
Elizabeth A. Weinhold, 78, a resident of St. James, Mo., since 1993, formerly of Reading, died Friday at 9 p.m. in St. James Nursing Home, St. James, where she had resided 3 years.
Her husband, William C. Weinhold, died in 1976.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Stanislaus and Antonina (Pietrzykowski) Lieczienski.
Weinhold was employed for 12 years by Dolfin International Corp., Shillington, retiring in 1978.
Surviving are a son, William C., Glen Burnie, Md.; and a daughter, Beth (Weinhold) Shaw, St. James.
Other survivors include five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church, Reading. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale. Kopicki-Bradley Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Homer H. Mest
[Published October 18, 2000]
Homer H. Mest, 87, of 211 School Lane, North Wales, Montgomery County, formerly of Boyertown, died Sunday at 7 a.m. in St. Agnes Hospice, Philadelphia.
His wife, Viola M. (Gilberg) Mest, died June 5, 1994.
Born in Hereford Township, he was a son of the late Joseph and Katie (Hoffman) Mest.
Mest was employed for 22 years as a carpenter by Robert Gresh Contracting Co., Pottstown, retiring in 1975.
He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II.
Surviving is a daughter, Nancy J. (Mest) Kauffman, Fleetwood.
Other survivors include a sister, Ivy (Mest) Swavely, Schwenksville, Montgomery County; and two grandsons.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Carol L. (Mest) Strunk, on Oct. 1.
Graveside services will be private in Huff's Union Cemetery, Hereford Township. L.W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown, is in charge of arrangements.

Anthony C. Hamilton
[Published October 18, 2000]
Anthony C. Hamilton, 74, died of natural causes in his residence on North Manor Avenue, Honey Brook, Chester County.
His wife, Ethel M. (Cloud) Hamilton, died in 1982.
Born in Radnor, Delaware County, he was a son of the late Edward V. and Mary A. (Hefferman) Hamilton.
Hamilton was employed for 40 years as an electrician by the Pennsylvania Railroad, retiring in 1983.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving is a son, Edward C., Kenhorst.
Other survivors include three sisters: Mary A. (Hamilton) Pizzi, Berwyn, Chester County; Elizabeth (Hamilton) Devine, Upper Darby, Delaware County; and Teresa (Hamilton) Kull, in Georgia.
Also surviving are three brothers: Edward V. Jr., Devon, Chester County; Henry J., Paoli; and Thomas, Berwyn.
There is also a grandson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Norbert Roman Catholic Church, Paoli. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken. Alleva Funeral Home Inc., Paoli, is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel R. Shaner
[Published October 18, 2000]
Ethel R. Shaner, 93, formerly of 622 Elizabeth Ave., Laureldale, died Monday at 11:16 p.m. in Laurel Center Genesis Elder Care, Tilden Township, where she had resided since Oct. 3.
Her husband, James B. Shaner Jr., died Nov. 17.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Frederick N. and Louisa V. (Rote) Ibach.
Shaner was employed for seven years as a secretary at Wyomissing High School and was last employed for 28 years as secretary to the principal at Muhlenberg High School, retiring in 1972.
She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Laureldale.
Shaner was a 1924 graduate of Wyomissing High School.
Surviving are a son, James F., Laureldale, and a daughter, Mary A. (Shaner) Bailey, Hershey.
Other survivors include five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Walter R. Christ Funeral Home Inc., Laureldale. Burial will be in Charles Evans Cemetery.

Elizabeth A. Tobias
[Published October 18, 2000]
Elizabeth A. Tobias, 89, formerly of 1922 Gring Drive, Spring Township, died Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. in Wyomissing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Reading, where she had resided since Nov. 20, 1998.
Her husband, Joseph S. Tobias, died Dec. 28, 1977.
Born in Northampton, Northampton County, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kavcak) Shimkanon.
Tobias was a member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church, Reading.
She was a past vice president of the auxiliary of St. Michael Convent, Hyde Park.
Surviving are three sons: Richard T., Iowa City, Iowa; the Rev. Joseph F., Ottsville, Bucks County; and Frank M., Silverdale, Bucks County.
Other survivors include four daughters: Dorothy A. (Tobias) Romani, Bonsall, Calif.; Elizabeth J. (Tobias) Smith, Wyomissing; Mary A. (Tobias) Kershner, Williamsburg, Va.; and and Joan M. (Tobias) Noll, Riverview Park.
Also surviving are two sisters, Irene (Shimkanon) Zima, Northampton, and Margaret (Shimkanon) Mallory, Whitehall Township, Lehigh County; and three brothers: John Shimkanon, Lehigh County; Joseph Shimkanon, Catasauqua, Lehigh County; and Thomas Shimkanon, Allentown.
There are also 11 grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in SS. Cyril & Methodius Church. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

Elwood M. Ludwig
[Published October 18, 2000]
Elwood M. Ludwig, 89, of 1126 Old Lancaster Pike, Cumru Township, died Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. in Reading Hospital, where he had been a patient since Oct. 5.
He was the husband of Stella M. (Myers) Ludwig.
Born in Cedar Top, he was a son of the late Mamie Kline Zerbe and Martin B. Ludwig.
Ludwig was employed for 45 years by the Bollman Hat Co., Adamstown, retiring in 1979 as a brim stiffer.
He is also survived by two half sisters, Amanda M. (Zerbe) Hoshauer and Verna A. (Zerbe) Jarmoska, both of Reading; and a half brother, Frederick Zerbe, West Lawn.
Graveside services will be private in Wyomissing Cemetery, Gouglersville. Joseph D. Giles Funeral Home Inc. & Crematorium, Mohnton, is in charge of arrangements.

Hedwig L. Budde
[Published October 18, 2000]
Hedwig L. Budde, 96, formerly of 1402 Brooke Blvd., Kenhorst, died Monday night in Wyomissing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Reading.
Her husband, Hugo H.H.A. Budde, died Dec. 26, 1968.
Born in Pluderhausen Wurttenberg, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Kall and Helina (Roll) Alter.
Budde was employed as a seamer by the Berkshire Knitting Mills, Wyomissing, retiring in 1946.
There are no immediate survivors.
Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Auman Funeral Home, Reiffton. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.

Sadie E. Smith
[Published October 18, 2000]
Sadie E. Smith, 95, formerly of the Woodland Plaza Apartments, 1701 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, died Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Lutheran Home at Topton, where she had resided since Sept. 29.
Her husband, Harold L. Smith, died Nov. 28, 1987.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late John and Rachel (Fredrick) Rice.
Smith was employed for 10 years as a topper by Rosedale Knitting Mill, Laureldale, retiring in 1967.
She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Reading.
Surviving is a grandson, Stanley W. Schofer III, Lexington, Ky.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Naomi (Smith) Schofer.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Luke's Lutheran Church Chapel. Burial will be in Kissinger's Cemetery, Wyomissing. Whelan, Fleischmann & Schwartz Funeral Homes Inc., Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

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