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Rudolph C. Walenta

Rudy Walenta, 87, of Wyomissing, died May 6, 2015 at The Highlands of Wyomissing with family at his side.  Born in Secaucus, NJ, he was the son of the late Joseph Walenta and Katie (Werner) Walenta-Kavounas.  He was the loving husband of Patricia (Kalbach) Walenta.  Rudy was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army and a graduate of Albright College.  He was a founding partner of Progress Electric, Wyomissing, PA and ended his career as Senior Vice President of Sales, Fromm Electric Supply Corp., Reading, PA.  He was a charter member of the Exeter Lions Club, having served as president and receiving the distinguished Melvin Jones Award.  He was also a member of St. John’s Lodge #435 F&AM, Wyomissing.  Rudy was a former board member of the Children’s Home of Reading, The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum and Albert Boscov’s Our City Reading.  He earned a private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying with friends and family.  Rudy also loved summers boating out of North East, MD.  After his retirement, he and Patty enjoyed many years of traveling.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters:  Cheryl Walenta, wife of Gary Holzman, Glenmoore, PA, and Cynthia Walenta, wife of Warren Gluck, Tucson, AZ and a son Steven Walenta, husband of Deborah Gussman, Haddonfield, NJ.  Two Step-Children: Mark Werner, Sinking Spring, PA and Krista Werner Stafford, West Reading, PA; Eleven grandchildren: Jamie, Jennifer, Michael, Jacob H., Caitlin, Max, Jeffrey, Luke, Shawn, Ethan and Jacob W; Six Great-Grandchildren:  Sophie, Sam, Evan, Dylan, Conner and Caleb and Three Brothers:  Alexander Kavounas, Lillian, AL, Nicholas Kavounas, Allentown, PA and Thomas Kavounas, Charlottesville, VA.  A Memorial Service honoring Rudy’s life will be held at the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:00 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any animal rescue league.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Lois A. Schmehl

Lois A. Schmehl, 85, of Exeter Township, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Berks Heim.  She was the wife of Robert E. Schmehl with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage.  Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Clarence L. and Ida M. (Keough) Diener.  Lois was a graduate of Wilson High School in 1948 and was a member of Schwarzwald Lutheran Church where she was a former Sunday School Teacher and Bible Study Teacher.  In addition to her husband, Lois is survived by:  One Son:  Keith R. Schmehl husband of Tammy L. of Exeter; One Grandson:  Bryan K. Schmehl husband of Danielle of Downingtown and One Great-Granddaughter:  Isabelle.  A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in Schwarzwald Lutheran Church 250 Church Lane Road Reading, PA 19606.  Inurnment private in Schwarzwald Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Schwarzwald Lutheran Church Memorial Fund at the above stated address. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

John C. Campfield

John (Johnny) C. Campfield, 80 of Auburn Pa. passed away April 25, 2015.  He was the husband of Nancy

 

L. (Strunk) Campfield for 46 years. Formerly of Mount Penn, he was the son of Paul and Kathryn

 

Campfield. John was a graduate of Mount Penn High School and served in the U.S. Navy reserve. He also

 

served as President of Penn Alsace Athletic Association and was employed by Nabisco and Reading

 

Coca-Cola as the Vice-President and General Manager.  Upon retiring, he purchased Kings Village Grocer

 

in West  Reading and News and Chews in Wyomissing. John enjoyed hunting, fishing and all sports,

 

especially college basketball and the Phillies. Other past times included collecting sea shells, spending

 

time at the beach, feeding Daisy, his pet Egret and playing Texas hold ‘em in Florida.  In addition to his

 

wife he is survived by his children, Eric, Michael and John Steven Campfield, April Faust, and Kathleen

 

Clay.  He is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his

 

siblings,  MaryAnn Smith and Paul Campfield and grandson Casey Clay. His passion for gardening and

 

flowers shall live on forever in his children. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service and luncheon in

 

Trinity U.C.C, Fellowship Hall 2449 Cumberland Ave. Mount Penn, PA 19606 on Saturday, May 9, 2015

 

at 11:00 AM.   Burial is Private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity U.C.C. at the

 

above address.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Douglas R. Kirn

Douglas R. Kirn, 56, of Exeter Township, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  He was the husband of Joanne L. (Lavelle) Kirn.  Born in West Chester, he was a son of Penny (Robbins) Douglas.  Douglas was employed as an estimator at Reading Equipment and Distributors in Bowmansville.  He was a member of the NRA and many pool leagues.  He loved playing cards and was a true outdoorsman, especially fly fishing where he was always putting on a clinic.  In addition to his mother and wife, Douglas is survived by:  Two Sons:  Sean Kirn husband of Kate and Patrick Kirn both of Exeter Township; One Granddaughter: Charlie; One Sister: Meighan Miller of Lebanon and One Brother:  Tim Douglas of West Chester.  Services and Interment private at the convenience of the family.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mt. Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Helen Anne Rupp

Helen Anne Rupp, 91, West Wyomissing, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at Manor Care Sinking Spring.  She was the widow of Bruce A. Rupp, who passed away in 1997. Born in 1923 in Reading, the daughter of the late William and Rebecca (Reber) Stubblebine.  She graduated from Reading High School in 1941. She was a secretary for the Berks/Schuylkill Audio Visual Film Library, and later worked as a secretary for the Department of Agriculture for 10 years until retiring in 1985.  She is survived by her son, David B. Rupp husband of Susan of Alsace Township; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two step grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are two sisters:  Ethel Howel and Mildred wife of Edward Loeper of Shillington.  Helen was pre-deceased by a daughter Susan A. Rupp, in 1967.

Helen was a talented seamstress who enjoyed making her own clothing.  She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.  She enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends.  She was a member of West Lawn United Methodist Church and volunteered her time knitting items for charity.  She was known for her candor and great sense of humor, and she will be missed.  The family requests that contributions be made to West Lawn United Methodist Church, 15 Woodside Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609.  Services and Interment private at the convenience of the family.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Donald Earl Spangler

Donald Earl Spangler, 91, of Exeter Township, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  He was the widower of Louella E. (Arnold) Spangler who passed away October 7, 2013.  Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Elwood V. and Susan E. (Drexel) Spangler.  Donald was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was active at St. John’s U.C.C.-Reading, serving as a Deacon and Elder, St. Andrews U.C.C.-Reading as an Elder and St. John’s U.C.C.-Gibraltar as an Elder.  He was a member of both the Birdsboro and Shillington Independent Order of Odd Fellows serving as Past Grand.  He enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, word searches, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, pinochle and canasta.  Donald was employed by Moyer’s Print Shop for 20 years, Standard Offset for 5 years, and the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier for 26 years and lastly for Weis Markets for 18 years, retiring at the age of 83.  He is survived by:  Two Daughters:  Lugene “Genie” F. wife of Robert A. Barlow, Sr. of Sinking Spring and Lesley H. wife of Joseph A. Bruce, Sr. of Shillington; Four Grandchildren and Six Great-Grandchildren.  He was pre-deceased by three brothers.  Visitation with family and friends will be held from 10:30-11:00 A.M. with Memorial Services beginning at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn.  Inurnment in Amityville Cemetery.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Jane A. Reber

Jane A. (Nein)  Reber, 87, of  Exeter Township, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in the Mifflin Center.  She was the widow of Robert C. Reber who passed away November 14, 2014.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late David S. and Leah M. (Bieber) Nein.

Jane was a graduate of Mt. Penn High School.  She was a member of Trinity U.C.C.-Mount Penn and enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles and loved the Poconos.  Jane was a clerk for the former Bell Telephone now Verizon for 30 years until retiring..

She is survived by: One Son: Larry Bundens of Alsace Township; Four Grandchildren: Michael Bundens, Megan Banola, Brandon Bundens and Jeffrey Bundens; Three Great-Grandchildren and One Sister:  Betty Messner.  She was pre-deceased by her sons Dennis and Jeffrey Bundens and her brother David E. Nein.

Visitation with family and friends will be held from 10:00-11:00 am with services beginning at 11:00 am on Monday, April 20, 2015 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn.  Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton, PA.

For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

James A. Cinesi

James A. Cinesi, 62, of Reading, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Township.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Doris L. (Shuker) Cinesi.  James was a graduate of Reading High School in 1971.  He enjoyed fishing, biking, the beach and was a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

James is survived by: One Son:  Anthony J. Cinesi of Hollywood, CA and One Daughter: Stephanie L. wife of Justin Kreutzmann of Los Angeles, CA; and two grandchildren: Alivia and Lukas Kreutzmann.

Visitation with family and friends will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn.  Interment private at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League P.O. Box 69 Mohnton, PA 19540.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

David M. Winterhalter

 

 

David M. Winterhalter, 60, of Exeter Township, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 in his residence after losing his battle with cancer.

Born in Reading, he was a son of Mildred A. (Fiscus) Winterhalter of Exeter Township and the late Carol A. Winterhalter.  David was a graduate of Exeter High School, Kutztown State College, and Lincoln Technical Institute.  He was a member of the Berks County Bicycle Club.

David was employed by General Battery, Videotek/Harris Corporation and last worked for Micro-Coax in Limerick.  In addition to his mother, David is survived by two sisters Ruth Ann, wife of George Von Nieda of Reading and Jill wife of Chris Giles of West Lawn, a brother, Jon husband of Debra of Sinking Spring, his companion Peggy Romanies, Leesport, and four nephews.

David was an accomplished athlete playing football and basketball in high school.  He was a member of the successful 1971-1972 basketball team.  During and following college he was a licensed amateur bicycle racer competing in track and road race events.  He also helped several local cyclists enter the sport.

Visitation with family and friends will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. with memorial services beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn.  Interment private at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 498 E. Bellevue Ave. Reading, PA 19605 or the Animal Rescue League P.O. Box 69 Mohnton, PA 19540.

For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Bertha L. High

Bertha L. High, 83, of Reiffton, passed away on Sunday April 12, 2015, in St. Joseph Medical Center. She was the widow of Robert S. High, who passed away September 10, 2011. Born in Gibraltar, she was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Florence Mae (Mohr) Boone. Bertha was a graduate of Mt. Penn High School in 1950 and a member of Grace Alsace U.C.C. She worked as a Cook for the Exeter Township High School for 18 years, then she worked as a Merchandiser for American Greetings for 15 years, retiring in 2003.

Bertha is survived by: Two Sons: Scott R. High husband of Sherri L. of Exeter Township and Jeffrey W. husband of Colleen C. of Birdsboro; Six Granddaughters: Tiffany wife of Timothy Paptousis, Erin wife of Vincent Snyder, Amber, Jennifer, Stephanie, Courtney; Two Great Grandchildren: Madison and Cody; One Great Step Granddaughter Alexia and Two Sisters: Brenda L. Snyder and Bonita L. Bonanno both of Henderson, NV.

Visitation with family and friends will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn. Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite #102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.   For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com