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PA - Berks Co. - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 14

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Date: Wednesday, 9 January 2008, at 7:53 p.m.

Betty L. Leininger
[Published January 16, 2006]
Betty L. Leininger, 80, Shillington, formerly of West Lawn, died Jan. 14 in Reading Hospital.
She was the wife of James S. Leininger.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Sallie (Kinzer) Davis.
Leininger, along with her husband, co-owned and operated Leininger Meats Inc. at the Fairgrounds Square Market, Muhlenberg Township.
She was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Congregational Church, Shillington.
Leininger was a graduate of Wilson High School.
She is also survived by a son, Scott T., and a daughter, Diane L. (Leininger) Helm, both of Mohnton.
There are also three grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium Inc., Mohnton. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Shillington.

Lloyd A. Reed
[Published January 16, 2006]
Lloyd A. Bud Reed, 74, died of natural causes Jan. 15 at 1:15 a.m. in his Laureldale residence.
His wife, Charlotte D. (Moyer) Reed, died Sept. 29, 2000.
Born in Reading, he was a son of the late William and Annie (Heil) Reed.
Reed had been last employed as a clerk by Turkey Hill Minit Markets, Laureldale, retiring in 1999. He previously worked for many years as a truck driver for Robert Heck, Leesport.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Reed is survived by two sons, Larry J., Reading, and Michael A., in Delaware.
Other survivors include two sisters, Violet (Reed) Mengel, Laureldale, and Florence (Reed) Honneker, Portland, Northampton County.
There is also one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Laureldale Cemetery Chapel, Tuckerton. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Milkins Funeral Home Inc., Temple, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward M. Scheirer
[Published January 16, 2006]
Edward M. Scheirer, 83, Mertztown, died Jan. 14 in the Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
He was the husband of Isabel R. (Smith) Scheirer.
Born in Longswamp Township, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Florence (Dey) Scheirer.
Scheirer had been employed for 43 years in rail maintenance by Reading Railroad, and later Conrail Corp., retiring in the 1980s.
He also is survived by two sons, Carl E., Mertztown, and Richard C., Alburtis.
Other survivors include three sisters: Gladys (Scheirer) Fogel, Macungie, Lehigh County; Mae (Scheirer) Reinert, Mertztown; and Betty (Scheirer) Lamb, in Utah.
There are also six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville, Lehigh County. Burial will be in Lehigh Zion Cemetery, Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County.

Diana C. Smith
[Published January 16, 2006]
Diana C. Smith, 54, Muhlenberg Township, died of natural causes Jan. 14 at 4:50 p.m. in Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 31.
She was the wife of Carl G. Smith.
Smith was a daughter of Dorothy Adair, Augusta, Ga., and the late Richard Adair.
She had been employed by Susquehanna Bank, Wyomissing, last working Dec. 30.
Smith is also survived by a son, Jeffrey T. Fredrickson, Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter, Janet L. (Fredrickson) Kaley, Topsham, Maine; and three stepdaughters: Brandi (Smith) George, Reading; Traci (Smith) Davis, Clearwater, Fla.; and Kelli (Smith) Breish, Charleston, S.C.
Other survivors include a sister, Kimberly (Adair) Williams, and two brothers, David and John Huffmaster, all in Georgia.
There are also five grandchildren.
Services and burial will be private. Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn, is in charge of arrangements.

Roland W. Newman, retired pastor
[Published April 27, 2006]
The Rev. Roland W. Newman, a pastor of several Seventh-day Adventist churches, died April 23 in Brandywine Hospital, Caln Township, Chester County, where he had been a patient since Feb. 14.
Newman, 85, Elverson, was the husband of Romana (Abayan) Newman.
He was the pastor of several churches in the Allegheny East Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church which included Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.
Born in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Paul A. and Lida (Johnson) Newman.
Newman was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Pine Forge Seventh-day Adventist Church, Douglass Township.
Newman is also survived by two sons, Wayne R., West Reading, and Vernon F., Charlotte, N.C.; and a daughter, Jeanne A. (Newman) Guinan, with whom he last resided.
Other survivors include a sister, Louise (Newman) Montgomery, Austin, Texas.
There are also seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Leath E. Newman.
Memorial services will be May 7 at 11 a.m. in the Pine Forge Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial will be private in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Lebanon County. Milkins Funeral Home Inc., Temple, is in charge of arrangements.

John J. Seghetti, retired cafe owner
[Published April 27, 2006]
John J. Seghetti, retired Shillington cafe owner, died April 25 at 7:35 a.m. in ManorCare Health Services Inc., Spring Township, where he had resided three days.
Seghetti, 93, Shillington, was predeceased by his wife, Edith I. (Rutolo) Seghetti, on July 30, 2000.
He was the owner of Johnny's Cafe, Shillington, from 1954 until his retirement in 1983.
Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Luigi and Giulia (Bachetti) Seghetti.
Seghetti was previously employed by Reading Maid Knitting Mills, and B and B Hosiery, Fritztown; and was later employed by Kauffman Hosiery Mills, Oley.
He was a member of St. John Baptist de La Salle Roman Catholic Church, Shillington.
Seghetti was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a life member of Goodwill Beneficial Association, Hyde Park.
Surviving are two daughters, Rita (Seghetti) Ditsky, Wyomissing, and Nancey L. Seghetti, Robesonia.
Other survivors include three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Reading. Entombment will be in Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum, Laureldale. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry C. Bewley
[Published April 27, 2006]
Harry Charles Bewley, 84, West Reading, died April 24 in Reading Hospital.
He was the husband of Hazel (Graul) Bewley.
Born in Morgantown, he was a son of the late Christian S. and Clara (Boyd) Bewley.
Bewley was a self-employed carpenter until his retirement.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Bewley is also survived by a son, Chris, Reading.
Other survivors include a sister, Cathy (Bewley) Slike, Lincoln, Maine; and a brother, Jack, San Francisco.
There are also six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Jesse Bewley.
The David J. Boyko Funeral Home, Macungie, Lehigh County, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert A. Blatt
[Published April 27, 2006]
Robert A. Blatt, 52, Brecknock Township, died of natural causes April 24 in the Lancashire Nursing Home, Manheim Township, Lancaster County.
Born in Ephrata, he was a son of Clauda (Springer) Blatt, Brecknock Township, and the late Morris Blatt.
Blatt is also survived by two brothers, Gerald E., Kissimmee, Fla., and Richard W., Mays Landing, N.J.; and two sisters, Joyce B. (Blatt) Guth, Mohnton, and Nancy M. (Blatt) Rutter, Ladysmith, Wis.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Giles & Yeckley Funeral Home and Crematorium Inc., Mohnton. Burial will be in Berks County Memorial Gardens, Maidencreek Township.

Barbara A. Katrinak
[Published April 27, 2006]
Barbara A. Katrinak, 68, Reading, died of natural causes April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Medical Center.
Her husband, Michael E. Katrinak, died March 7, 1994.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose (Macczak) Tylka.
Katrinak was employed for 27 years in the decorating department by R.M. Palmer Co., West Reading, retiring in 2003.
She was a member of Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Reading.
Surviving are two sons, David B. and Michael J., both of Reading.
Other survivors include a brother, John Tylka, Mohnton.
There are also three grandchildren.
A Divine Liturgy will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Nativity BVM Church. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, Cumru Township. Gallman-Sonoski Funeral Home Inc., Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard H. Lingeris Sr.
[Published April 27, 2006]
Richard H. Lingeris Sr., 57, Galeton, Potter County, formerly of Reading, died of natural causes April 25 in the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, Union County.
He was the husband of Susan (Taft) Lingeris. His first wife, Laura E. (Stuffley) Lingeris, died May 8, 1991.
Lingeris was born in Reading.
He was the owner-operator of Fat Alberts in Galeton and Knoxville, Tioga County.
Lingeris is also survived by two sons, Richard H. Jr. and Anthony J., both of Covington, Tioga County.
Memorial services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Pine Creek Immanuel Baptist Church, Watrous, Tioga County. The Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton, is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor H. Maess
[Published April 27, 2006]
Eleanor Houck Maess, 89, Jenkins Township, Luzerne County, formerly of Reading, died April 24 in Hospice Community Care, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Clyde E. Houck, in 1964, and by her second husband, Horace G. Maess, in 1990.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Helen Jones.
Maess and her first husband were the owners-operators of Clyde E. Houck Food Brokerage, Forty Fort, Luzerne County.
She was a member of the Wyoming Avenue Christian Church, Kingston, Luzerne County.
An accomplished pianist, Maess played in many churches, concerts and organizations throughout the Wyoming Valley and Lancaster area.
Surviving are a daughter, Beverly (Houck) Funk, in New Jersey; and a son, Carlton Houck, Shavertown, Luzerne County.
Other survivors include a stepdaughter, Jean Bentz, in Kansas.
There are also seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Wyoming Avenue Christian Church. Burial will be in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Trucksville, Luzerne County. Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, Forty Fort, is in charge of arrangements.

Stella E. Ramsay
[Published April 27, 2006]
Stella E. Ramsay, 90, formerly of Temple, died April 25 at 8:20 p.m. in Berks Heim, Bern Township, where she had resided since April 11.
Her husband, Lemar R. Ramsay, died May 28, 1987.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Jane (Transue) Frederick.
Ramsay was employed for 24 years by the Maidencreek Hosiery Co. and the Fleetwood Hosiery Co., retiring in 1957.
Surviving is a daughter, Barbara J. (Ramsay) Leitheiser, Alsace Township.
Other survivors include a granddaughter.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Walter R. Christ Funeral Home Inc., Laureldale. Burial will be in Laureldale Cemetery, Tuckerton.

Eva H. Schultz
[Published April 27, 2006]
Eva Helen Schultz, 87, died April 26 at 4:53 a.m. in her residence in Union Township.
She was the wife of Bernard R. Schultz.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Irvin H. and Eva Eleanora (Freeman) Kissinger.
Schultz was employed for 31 years as a machine operator by Dana Corp., Pottstown, retiring May 1, 1975. She was later employed for 10 years by Cluett Outlet, Parkerford, Chester County, until 1986.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Douglassville.
Schultz was a past president and secretary of the ladies auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 411, Birdsboro.
She is also survived by three daughters: Nancy A. (Selin) Unruh, Douglassville; Patricia A. (Schultz) Huntsberger-Reilly, Castle Rock, Wash.; and Susan Ann Schultz-Rachman, Downingtown.
Other survivors include two brothers, John Kissinger, Morgantown, and Earl Kissinger, Spring City, Chester County; and a sister, Betty Jane (Kissinger) Schlegel, Sinking Spring.
There are also eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Charles Evans Cemetery. Dengler Funeral Home Inc., Birdsboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Victoria Cintron
[Published April 27, 2006]
Victoria Cintron, 39, Reading, died of natural causes April 23 in Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she was a daughter of Luis Cintron, Lancaster, and the late Carmen (Figueroa) Cintron.
Cintron was employed for the past year by Liberty Investing LLC, Reading.
She is also survived by two sons, Jose L. Cintron, Reading, and Benigno Ayala, York.
Other survivors include two brothers, Frank Figueroa, New York City, and Carlos Aponte, Lancaster; and three sisters: Milagros and Mary Rivera and Maura Cintron, all of Lancaster.
Services will be this morning at 11 in the John P. Feeney Funeral Home Inc. Burial will be in Charles Evans Cemetery.

George W. Hampele
[Published April 27, 2006]
George Washington Hampele, 85, formerly of Spring Township, died April 24 at 11:45 p.m. in Reading Hospital, where he had been a patient 12 days.
Hampele was taken to the hospital from ManorCare Health Services Inc., Spring Township, where he had resided since Jan. 24.
Hampele was the husband of Marie Helen (Amrhein) Hampele, a resident at ManorCare Health Services Inc., West Reading.
Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Harry J. and Alma V. (Hoffman) Hampele.
He was a part-owner of Hampele-Kreitz Crane Rigging, Reading, for 20 years, retiring in 1973.
Hampele was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a life member of the Sinking Spring Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and the Lincoln Park Fire Company.
Hampele was a 50-year member of the Rajah Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, and a 32nd degree mason of Reading Lodge 549, F&AM, West Reading.
He was a charter member of the International Operating Engineers Local 542, Philadelphia, where he was a member for more than 60 years.
Hampele is also survived by two daughters: Rachel A. Hampele, Reading, and RuAnn A. (Hampele) Roach, Houston.
Other survivors include three stepdaughters: Bobbie L. (Turczyn) Tobin, Pittsburgh; Michelle M. (Turczyn) Brumbach, Spring Township; and Diane E. (Turczyn) Strickler, Lower Heidelberg Township.
There are also four grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a stepgreat-grandchild.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Georgine Hampele, in 1962.
Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.

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