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PA - Berks Co. - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 11

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 9 January 2008, at 7:49 p.m.

Newkirk L. Fisher
[Published February 13, 2001]
Newkirk L. Fisher, 84, died Saturday at 12:05 p.m. in his residence in Lackawaxen Township, Pike County.
His wife, Ardella B. (Bohr) Fisher, died July 17, 1999.
Born in Reading, Fisher was a son of the late Scarvie and Emma (Goodhart) Fisher.
He was employed for 40 years by the Hyde Park Bedding Co., retiring as a production manager in 1980.
Fisher was a member of the Grace (Alsace) United Church of Christ, Hyde Park.
Surviving are two brothers, Kenneth, Mount Penn, and Mervin, Hyde Park.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Walter R. Christ Funeral Home Inc., Laureldale. Burial will be in Alsace Cemetery, Hyde Park.

Clatus E. Guinther
[Published February 13, 2001]
Clatus E. Guinther, 86, formerly of Longswamp Township and Kutztown, died Sunday at 4:15 p.m. in Laurel Center Genesis Eldercare, Tilden Township, where he had resided since Dec. 22, 1999.
He was the husband of Marie A. (Behm) Guinther, also a resident at the Laurel Center.
Born in Ruscombmanor Township, he was a son of the late John K. and Clara (Rader) Guinther.
Guinther was employed for 11 years as an enamel sprayer by the Caloric Corp., Topton, and was last employed for 30 years as a welder and machine operator by the Reading Co., retiring in 1975.
He is also survived by a son, Carl K., Upper Tulpehocken Township; and a daughter, Joyce M. (Guinther) Zweizig, Perry Township.
Other survivors include a brother, Wayne A., Rockland Township; and two sisters, Lottie (Guinther) Eck, Rockland Township, and Grace (Guinther) Reinhart, Fleetwood.
There are also 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Anna L. (Guinther) Gruber, in 1980.
Services will be private. Burial will be in New Jerusalem Cemetery, Rockland Township. Leibensperger Funeral Homes Inc., Hamburg.

Grace E. Dierolf, former brigadier in Salvation Army
[Published October 19, 2001]
Grace Estelle Dierolf, a retired official in the Salvation Army, died Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. in ManorCare Health Services Inc., West Reading, where she had resided since 1991.
Dierolf, 92, formerly of 505 Oley St., served more than 41 years in the Salvation Army, retiring in 1968 as a brigadier.
She was involved in the field of children's activities and served as an administrator of child care centers in Philadelphia, Norristown, Cleveland, Boston and Providence, R.I. Dierolf also served as superintendent of the local Salvation Army's Women's Emergency Lodge for several years.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Miller) Dierolf.
Dierolf was a graduate of the Salvation Army's officer school and received a degree from Columbia University, New York City, in early childhood development.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Salvation Army Citadel, 301 S. Fifth St. Burial will be in Laureldale Cemetery, Tuckerton. Henninger Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Oan H.Thompson, former librarian for Reading Eagle
[Published October 19, 2001]
Oan H. Doc Thompson, retired Reading Eagle Company reporter and librarian, died Oct. 17 at 12:30 p.m. in Berks Heim, where he had resided since March 18, 1999.
Thompson, 88, of 401 Sunset Road, West Reading, was hired by the Eagle in July 1944 as a reporter. After 13 years as a reporter he became the librarian retiring June 1, 1977.
Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Walter O. and Laura M. (Nary) Thompson.
Thompson was previously employed by Motor Freight Express and the Stichler Novelty Co.
He was a 1934 graduate of West Reading High School, where he was class president.
In 1938, Thompson received a cash prize for a plan to make the city better.
He was president of the Berks Art Alliance in 1964 to 1965 and a former editor of its newsletter.
Thompson studied the violin under Otto Wittich and was a former choir member at Christ Episcopal Church, Reading.
He was a charter member of Special Libraries of Berks County.
Thompson participated several times in juried exhibitions at the Reading Public Museum.
There are no immediate survivors.
Services will be private. Burial will be in Charles Evans Cemetery. John P. Feeney Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Robert E. Kondisko, former operator of dry-cleaning shops
[Published October 19, 2001]
Robert E. Kondisko, retired Berks businessman, died Oct. 17 at 12:06 p.m. in Reading Hospital, where he had been a patient since Oct. 11.
Kondisko, 79, of the Wyomissing Park Apartments, 1401 Pershing Blvd., was the husband of Gloria J. (Wolfe) Kondisko.
He was the owner-operator for 45 years of One Hour Cleaners at 735 Penn St. and Fifth Street Highway, Muhlenberg Township, retiring in 1994.
Born in Portage, Cambria County, he was a son of the late Joseph and Minnie (Johnson) Kondisko.
Kondisko was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a 1940 graduate of Portage High School.
Kondisko is also survived by two sons, Robert G. and James J. Kondisko, both of Reading; and a daughter, Joyce A. (Kondisko) Hechinger, Virginia Beach, Va.
Other survivors include a stepson, John J. Iannuzzo, Kenhorst; and a stepdaughter, Doris (Keller) Whitman, Shillington.
There are also a brother, Roland, Venice, Fla.; nine grandchildren; a stepgranddaughter; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services and burial will be private. Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn, is in charge of arrangements.

Georgia D. Berger
[Published October 19, 2001]
Georgia D. Berger, 79, of 223 Carpenter St., died Oct. 17 at 3:35 p.m. in Berks Heim.
Her husband, George D. Berger, died March 10, 1989.
Born in Mitchell, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Carrie (Thigspen) Jones.
Berger was a self-employed accountant and lawyer in Reading, retiring in 1984.
She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Reading.
Surviving is a son, Thomas W., Womelsdorf.
Other survivors include five sisters: Emily (Jones) Tarzombeck, Hamden, Conn.; Adel (Jones) Whitfield and Martha (Jones) Smith, both of Augusta; May (Jones) Pullano, Reading; and Mary Jones, St. Louis.
There are also two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be private. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton. John P. Feeney Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Frances L. Spayd
[Published October 19, 2001]
Frances Louise Spayd, 78, formerly of 747 Avenue B, died Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Berks Heim, where she had resided since Sept. 15, 1996.
Her husband, Howard C. Spayd Sr., died Feb. 18, 1995.
Born in Wyomissing, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Emma (Weiser) Stapleton.
Spayd was employed for several years by Berkshire Knitting Mills, Wyomissing, until her retirement.
Surviving are a son, Howard C. Jr., Pottstown; and a daughter, Arletta L. (Spayd) Kissling, Reading.
Other survivors include two sisters, Mildred (Stapleton) Holl, Cumru Township, and Erma (Stapleton) Miller, Exeter Township.
There are also three grandchildren.
Services will be private. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Spring Township. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

Lewis L. Kramer
[Published October 19, 2001]
Lewis L. Kramer, 68, of Orwigsburg R.D. 2, Schuylkill County, died Oct. 17 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville, where he had been a patient since Sunday.
He was the husband of Catherine (Geiger) Kramer.
Born in Schuylkill Haven, he was a son of the late Lewis Kramer and Florence (Moyer) Kramer Miller.
Kramer was employed as a truck driver by Coca-Cola Co., Hamburg, until his retirement.
He was a member of the Pottsville Area Barber Shoppers and a former member of the Rainbow Drum & Bugle Corps, Schuylkill Haven.
Kramer served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
He is also survived by a daughter, Sharon Kramer, Hamburg; and four sons: Randy, Kevin and Lonnie, all of Orwigsburg; and Lamar, Schuylkill Haven.
Other survivors include seven grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven. Burial will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

John E. White
[Published October 19, 2001]
John E. White, 78, formerly of 597 Texter Mountain Road, South Heidelberg Township, died Oct. 17 at 11:04 a.m. in Kutztown Manor Inc., where he had resided since April 2000.
He was the husband of Marian E. (Balthaser) White.
Born in Shillington, he was a son of the late John I. and Grace E. (Trout) White.
White was employed for 25 years as bar manager at the Moselem Springs Golf Course. He was later employed part-time in the sporting goods department at Boscov's Department Store West, Sinking Spring, from 1996 to 1997.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Robesonia.
White was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II.
He is also survived by a daughter, Elizabeth A. (White) Stanley, Reading; and three sons: John D. and James A., both of South Heidelberg Township; and Michael E., Woody Creek, Colo.
Other survivors include eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Bean Funeral Homes Inc., Sinking Spring.

Khianna N. Schissler
[Published October 19, 2001]
Services for Khianna Nichole Schissler, 4-month-old daughter of Michael J. and Aimee M. (Morello) Schissler, of 301 Church Ave., Shoemakersville, will be Sunday at 7 p.m. in Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home.
Burial will be private in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Tuckerton.
Schissler died Oct. 16 at 4:44 p.m. in the emergency room at Reading Hospital. An autopsy and toxicology tests were ordered.
She was born in West Reading.
Schissler is also survived by two sisters, Viktoria L. and Abighail B. Schissler, and a brother, Joseph M., all at home.
Other survivors include her maternal grandparents, Louis R. and Irene Morello, Hamden, Conn., and James Andorker and Melinda D. (Saylor) Morello, Hamburg; and her paternal grandparents, James Schissler, New York state, and Barbara Barker, in Florida.
There are also her maternal great-grandparents, Evelyn (Saylor) Moody, Reading, and Paul and Mary Morello, Hamden; and her paternal great-grandmothers, Mary Geavons, in Florida, and Minerva Schissler, in New Jersey.

Aletha R. Bosold
[Published October 19, 2001]
Aletha R. Rusty Bosold, 65, died of natural causes Oct. 18 at 10:45 a.m. in her residence at 342 W. High St., Womelsdorf.
She was the wife of Harold C. Bosold.
Born in Exeter Township, she was a daughter of the late Harry R. and Helen (Rittenhouse) Huyett.
Bosold was employed for 22 years as a home health attendant by Advantage Home Care, Wyomissing, retiring in April.
She was a 1954 graduate of Mount Penn High School.
Bosold is also survived by a daughter, Heidi (Albright) Shuman, Wernersville; and three sons: Harry R. Bell, Augusta, Ga.; John Bell, Mohnton; and Franklin Albright, Womelsdorf.
Other survivors include two stepdaughters, Debbie K. (Bosold) Vire, Clarkesville, Ark., and Lori K. (Bosold) Williams, Shannon, Miss.; and three stepsons: Kevin K. Bosold, Cameron Park, Calif.; Michael K. Bosold, Lamar, Ark.; and Jeffrey K. Bosold, Russellville, Ark.
Also surviving are two brothers, Harry R. Huyett, Exeter Township, and her twin brother, David R. Huyett, Reading; and a sister, Helen R. Huyett, Wyomissing.
There are also six grandchildren, 13 stepgrandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Memorial services will be Monday at 7 p.m. in Bean Funeral Homes Inc., Sinking Spring.

Kathryn S. Kiebach
[Published October 19, 2001]
Kathryn S. Kiebach, 83, formerly of 15 Westview Terrace, Womelsdorf, died Oct. 18 at 6:10 a.m. in ManorCare Health Services Inc., Spring Township, where she had resided since June 1996.
Her husband, Clarence E. Kiebach Sr., died Jan. 21, 1993.
Born in Penn Township, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Mary (Sonon) Blatt.
Kiebach was employed for two years by Luden's Inc., Reading, and was last employed for 30 years by Linden Manufacturing Co., Womelsdorf, retiring in 1983.
She was a member of St. Thomas United Church of Christ, Bernville.
Kiebach was a past president of ladies auxiliary of the Mount Pleasant Fire Company.
Surviving are a son, Clarence E. Jr., Wernersville; and four daughters: Helen M. (Kiebach) Weidenhammer, Blandon; Mildred A. (Kiebach) Dohrn, Millsboro, Del.; Esther J. (Kiebach) Adams, Hamburg; and Dorothy M. (Kiebach) Hook, Reading.
Other survivors include 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Kirkhoff Funeral Home, Bernville. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Bernville.

Paul E. Ruth
[Published October 19, 2001]
Paul E. Ruth, 75, of 126 Adamstown Road, Reinholds, formerly of Ephrata, died Thursday at 2:20 a.m. in Ephrata Community Hospital, where he had been a patient 11/2 days.
His wife, Florence I. (Brugger) Ruth, died May 12.
Born in Ephrata, he was a son of the late Albert and Margaret Ruth.
Ruth was last employed by Lancaster Malleable Casting Co., until his retirement.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two sons, Dane M., Pensacola, Fla., and Robin R., Ephrata; and a daughter, Tammy L. (Ruth) DeRemer, Reinholds, with whom he resided.
Other survivors include two brothers, Albert, Ephrata, and Carl, Havre de Grace, Md.; and a sister, Eleanor (Ruth) Drybread, Akron, Lancaster County.
There are also seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two sons, Eugene and Ray Ruth.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Roseboro Funeral Home, Denver, Lancaster County.

George T. Sisak, 69, area bank executive
[Published December 14, 2004]
George T. Sisak, retired assistant vice president of Bank of Pennsylvania, died Dec. 12 at 7:47 p.m. in Mifflin Center, Cumru Township, where he had been a patient since Nov. 23.
Sisak, 69, Morgantown, was the husband of LeAnn L. (Stowe) Sisak.
Born in Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, he was a son of the late George and Johanna (Stripay) Sisak.
Sisak was affiliated with Bank of Pennsylvania for 26 years, retiring as assistant vice president in February 1996. He was previously branch manager of First National Bank of Honey Brook.
Prior to Bank of Pennsylvania, he was a supervisor with Eastern Seaboard Finance in North Carolina and Household Finance Co., Philadelphia.
Sisak was a 1953 graduate of Mahanoy City High School, Schuylkill County, and was a graduate of Carnegie Institute and the American Institute of Banking.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Sisak is also survived by a daughter, Donna M. (Sisak) Fries, Morgantown; and two sons, Lawrence G., Sanford, N.C., and Gregory, New Holland.
Other survivors include two brothers, Michael P., Pottsgrove, and Paul M., Exton, Chester County.
There are also seven grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Klee Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Shillington.

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