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PA - Berks Co. - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 10

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Date: Wednesday, 9 January 2008, at 7:48 p.m.

Dwight L. Weller Sr.
[Published December 5, 2000]
Dwight L. Weller Sr., 58, of 516 Franklin St. died of natural causes Monday at 11:10 a.m. in Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown.
His wife, Carol A. (Shupp) Weller, died Nov. 5, 1984.
Born in Pottstown, he was a son of the late John and Dorothy (Weller) Vogt.
Weller was employed for 30 years by Pottstown Precision Castings as an inspector and in the maintenance department, retiring in 1998.
Surviving are a son, Dwight L. Jr., and a daughter, Lisa A. Weller, both of Trappe, Montgomery County.
Other survivors include two sisters, Denise (Vogt) Roadcap, Douglassville, and Jean (Keifrider) Maggard, Columbia, Ky.; and three brothers: Harold W. Keifrider Jr. and Seth Vogt, both of Reading; and Dennis Vogt, Hamburg.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Whelan, Fleischmann & Schwartz Funeral Homes Inc., Reading. Burial will be in Alsace Cemetery, Hyde Park.

Thelma M. Beckey
[Published December 5, 2000]
Thelma M. Beckey, 87, formerly of Sencit Townshouse Apartments, 20 S. Summit Ave., Cumru Township, died Monday afternoon in Laurel Center Genesis Elder Care, Tilden Township, where she had resided since April.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Harry A. and Mabel M. (Weber) Korb.
Beckey was employed for 25 years as a sales clerk by Doneckers of Shillington and Ephrata, retiring in 1977.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Shillington.
Beckey was twice worthy matron of Aletha Chapter 461, Order of Eastern Star, Reading. She was past deputy grand matron of District 15-B of the Order of Eastern Star.
Beckey was a past president of the Woman's Club of Shillington.
Surviving is a niece, Jane Werley, Hamburg.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Hamburg. Burial will be in Bern Cemetery, Bern Township.

Dolores Lopez
[Published December 5, 2000]
Information is being sought about Dolores Lopez, 85, formerly of 823 Ritter St., who died Friday in ManorCare Health Services Inc., West Reading, where she had resided since March 15, 1995.
Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine R. Heim
[Published December 5, 2000]
Memorial services for Catherine R. Heim, 84, formerly of South Temple, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Faith Evangelical Congregational Church, Temple.
Heim died Nov. 16 in her residence in Seattle. The American Memorial Funeral Directors, Seattle, was in charge of arrangements.

Florence Wise, retired teacher
[Published February 13, 2001]
Florence B. Wise, a retired elementary teacher, died Saturday at 7:11 p.m. in Lehigh Center, Macungie, where she had resided 11/2 weeks.
Wise, 92, of 8 Horseshoe Drive, Amity Township, was predeceased by her husband, H. Lloyd Wise, on May 29, 1977.
She was employed for 42 years as an elementary teacher in the Daniel Boone School District, retiring in 1974.
Born in Amity Township, she was a daughter of the late Wayne D. and Rebecca (Sailer) Barto.
Wise was a graduate of Amity High School and Kutztown State Teacherís College.
She was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Douglassville, where she was a choir member for more than 50 years.
Surviving are a son, Richard L., Douglassville; and a daughter, Janet W. (Wise) Reinert, Emmaus, Lehigh County.
Other survivors include a sister, E. Naomi (Barto) Clouser, Douglassville; and two grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the L.W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Boyertown. Burial will be in St. Paulís Cemetery, Amityville.

Carrie Brown, centenarian
[Published February 13, 2001]
Carrie A. Brown, 100, formerly of Gibraltar, died Monday at 1:24 p.m. in ManorCare Health Services Inc., West Reading.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Brown.
Born in Robeson Township, she was a daughter of the late Evan and Hannah (Smith) Kurtz.
Brown was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Gibraltar.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Dengler Funeral Home Inc., Birdsboro. Burial will be in St. Johnís Cemetery, Gibraltar.

Doris J. Love
[Published February 13, 2001]
Doris Jean Love, 72, of 105 Lafayette St., Hyde Park, died Sunday at 6:20 a.m. in St. Joseph Medical Center, where she had been a patient since Dec. 21.
Born in Barry Township, Schuylkill County, she was a daughter of the late Clair E. and Martha (Tielman) Bolich.
Love was employed for three years as a customer service representative by Fairgrounds Square Mall, Muhlenberg Township, last working in December.
She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Laureldale.
Surviving are a son, William H., Sinking Spring; and two daughters, Doris A. (Love) Nugent, Bossier City, La., and Teresa J. (Love) Speicher, Hamlin, Lebanon County.
Other survivors include a sister, Wilda M. (Bolich) Kramer, Camp Hill, Cumberland County; and three grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Clair J. Love, in 1981.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Walter R. Christ Funeral Home Inc., Laureldale. Burial will be in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Tuckerton.

Octavia H. Mayo
[Published February 13, 2001]
Octavia Helen Mayo, 83, formerly of 431 Paul St., Millmont, died Sunday at 3:05 p.m. in Berks Heim Annex, where she had resided since June 29, 1999.
She was the wife of Philip M. Mayo Sr., also a resident at Berks Heim Annex.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Maria (Shavonni) Palaferro.
Mayo was a member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Reading.
She is also survived by two sons, Nathan, Shillington, and Philip M. Jr., Brecknock Township; and two daughters, Katherine Mayo, Portland, Ore., and Maria (Mayo) Haas, Reading.
Other survivors include a brother, Daniel Palaferro, Mount Penn; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a son, Rocco Mayo, and a daughter, Maria E. Mayo.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale. Kopicki-Bradley Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Robert S. Rea
[Published February 13, 2001]
Robert S. Rea, 87, of Cinnaminson, N.J., formerly of Reading, died Feb. 3 in Cheltenham Old York Road Nursing Center, Philadelphia, where he had resided since October.
His wife, Marguerite V. (McNamara) Rea, died in 1997.
Born in Reading, he was a son of the late James W. and Florence I. (Crow) Rea.
Rea was employed by Empire Steel Castings Inc., Muhlenberg Township, and A.W. Golden Inc., Reading. He was last employed for 20 years as a service representative by General Motors, retiring in 1978.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and also served in the Army Reserves.
Rea was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, Cinnaminson.
Surviving is a daughter, Mary B. Rea, Bensalem, Bucks County.
Other survivors include a sister, Dorothy E. Rea, Temple; and a grandson.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday morning in St. Charles Borromeo Church. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson. The Snover-Givnish Funeral Home, Cinnaminson, was in charge of arrangements.

Frederick L. Sterner
[Published February 13, 2001]
Frederick L. Fritz Sterner, 72, of 731 N. Plymouth St., Allentown, died Sunday night in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.
He was the husband of Geraldine D. (Rosser) Sterner.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harold L. and Lillian A. (Weida) Sterner.
Sterner was employed for 48 years as parts marketing analyst by Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Allentown and Phillipsburg, N.J., retiring in 1985.
He was a member of St. Peterís Lutheran Church, Allentown, where he was a past councilman and past treasurer for 13 years.
Sterner is also survived by three sons: David F., Allentown; William M., Reading; and Michael A., Sugar Hill, Ga.
Other survivors include eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown. Burial will be private.

Daniel K. Willman
[Published February 13, 2001]
Daniel Karl Willman, 49, of 29 Henry Road, Rockland Township, died of natural causes Sunday at 9 p.m. in the emergency room at St. Joseph Medical Center.
He was the husband of Ann M. (Klebanas) Willman.
Born in Pottstown, he was a son of Charlotte (Brintzenhoff) Willman Geiger, Sumneytown, Montgomery County, and the late Howard L. Willman.
Willman was employed for 20 years by the Bally Case & Cooler Co. and was employed for six months as a truck driver by J.B. Hunt in New Jersey. He was employed for the past five years as a supervisor by East Penn Manufacturing Co., Lyons.
He was a 1969 graduate of the Milton Hershey School for Boys and the North East Bible Institute, Green Lane, Montgomery County.
Willman was a member of the Living Word Christian Fellowship Church, New Jerusalem.
He is also survived by a daughter, Alicia J. Willman, at home.
Other survivors include three brothers: Marvin H., Nappanee, Ind.; and Barry L. and Dennis, both of Oley Township.
There is also his stepfather, Harold Geiger, Sumneytown.
Services will be Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Living Word Fellowship Christian Church. Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery, Moscow, Lackawanna County. The Daniel R. Christ Funeral Home, Oley, is in charge of arrangements.

Jane S.P. Acheson
[Published February 13, 2001]
Jane S.P. Acheson, 81, of the Wynnewood at Wyomissing Apartments, 855 N. Park Road, Wyomissing, formerly of 2 Oriole Drive, Wyomissing, died Monday at 2 a.m. in Wyomissing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Reading, where she had resided since May 19, 1999.
Her husband, Thomas T. Acheson, died Jan. 6, 1970.
Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Olga (Bausman) Smith-Petersen.
Acheson attended Centenary Junior College, Hackettstown, N.J.
She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Reading.
Surviving are a son, William M., San Francisco; and two daughters, Barbara J. (Acheson) Grunkemeyer, Falls Church, Va., and Jean A. (Acheson) Krause, Charlestown Township, Chester County.
Other survivors include four grandchildren.
Memorial services will be private in Christ Episcopal Church. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

June E. Brady
[Published February 13, 2001]
June E. (Stohler) Brady, 78, formerly of Robeson Township, died Monday in Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, Narvon, Lancaster County, where she had resided since April 1995.
Her husband, Henry C. Brady Jr., died Jan. 15, 1996.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late James and Ida E. (Stohler) McMichael.
Brady was employed for 10 years as a cook by Fegelyís Restaurant, Exeter Township, until her retirement.
She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Geigertown.
Surviving are a son, Ronald C., and a daughter, Judith L. (Brady) Tyler, both of Birdsboro.
Other survivors include two brothers, Richard McMichael, Reading, and Lester McMichael, Boyertown; and five sisters: Dorothy (Stohler) Kershner and Emily (McMichael) Yoder, both of Reading; Abbie (McMichael) Zartman, Ephrata; Ruth McMichael, Exeter Township; and Kathryn (McMichael) Nedzia, Pottstown.
There are also five grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St. James Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Dengler Funeral Home Inc., Birdsboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Lisa A. Carabello
[Published February 13, 2001]
Services for Lisa A. Carabello, 40, of 57 W. Wyomissing Ave., Mohnton, will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Shillington.
Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Spring Township.
Carabello was found slain Thursday afternoon in her residence.
She was the wife of John C. Carabello.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of Robert D. and Cecilia R. (Schmehl) Griffin, West Lawn.
Carabello was a 1978 graduate of Wilson High School.
She is also survived by a daughter, Andrea M. Carabello, and a son, Christopher J. Carabello, both at home.
Other survivors include a brother, Robert D. Griffin II, Sinking Spring; and a sister, Dianne (Griffin) Tobias, Mount Gretna, Lebanon County.
There is also her maternal grandmother, Cecilia (Orth) Schmehl, a resident at Berks Heim.

Mildred I. Miller
[Published February 13, 2001]
Mildred I. Miller, 86, of 250 New Florissant Road South, Florissant, Mo., formerly of 25 Maple St., Mohnton, died Feb. 6 in DePaul Hospital, Bridgeton, Mo., where she had been a patient for one day.
She was the wife of C. Werner Miller.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late J. Roy and Bertha (Strunk) Messner.
She was a member of Zion Evangelical Congregational Church, Mohnton, where she had served as the organist for 62 years.
Miller was a 1931 graduate of Mohnton High School.
She is also survived by a son, David L., Defiance, Mo.
Other survivors include a sister, Doris (Messner) Brendle, Mohnton; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Ruth E. (Miller) Coldren, died Oct. 18, 1992.
Services will be this morning at 10:30 in Zion Church. Burial will be in Mohnsville Cemetery, Mohnton. Joseph D. Giles Funeral Home Inc. & Crematorium, Mohnton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred E. DeFebbo
[Published February 13, 2001]
Mildred E. DeFebbo, 85, formerly of Reading, died Monday morning in Weatherwood Nursing Home, Weatherly, Carbon County.
Her husband, Amedio J. DeFebbo, died Oct. 19.
Born in East Mauch Chunk, Carbon County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Nellie (Ferry) Bernd.
DeFebbo was employed for many years as a secretary by the state in Harrisburg until her retirement.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Reading, where she was a former elder.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Private services will be Wednesday in the Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, Jim Thorpe, Carbon County. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Jim Thorpe.

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