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Kathleen M. (Lange) Schaefer

Kathleen M. (Lange) Schaefer, 77, of Exeter Township, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2014 in her residence.  She was the wife of Joseph W. Schaefer.  Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Virgil R. and Catherine (McCamely) Lange.  She is survived by Three Daughters:  Kathleen Schaefer, Carolyn Signorovitch and Joanne Neary; Six Grandchildren.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc.  www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Arlene L. (Wenger) Harner

Arlene L. (Wenger) Harner, 89, a resident at the Keystone Villa-Douglassville, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014 in the Christiana Hospital-Christiana, DE.  She was the widow of Frederick E. Harner who passed away April 11, 2003.  Born in Birdsboro, she was a daughter of the late Monroe N. and Jennie (Wamsher) Wenger.  Arlene was a graduate of the Indiana State Teachers College receiving her teaching degree in 1945.  She was a teacher for all of her career, lastly as a business teacher at Exeter High School where she retired from.  Arlene is survived by:  Three Daughters:  Linda L. Riggs of Newark, DE, Cheryl A. Harner of Birdsboro and Janet S. Diniz of Las Vegas, NV; Three Grandchildren:  Michael, Jamie and Alesha; Four Great-Grandchildren:  Alexis, Noah, Bradley and Asa; One Step-Brother:  Monroe N. Wenger, Jr. of Reading and One Step-Sister:  Shirley W. Suchomelly of Seminole, FL.  She was pre-deceased by her Brothers George and Ray and Sisters Dorothy, Gladys, Jean and Marian.  Visitation with the family will be held from 10:30-11:30 A.M. with services beginning at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn.  Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Paula A. Patton

Paula A.  Patton, 73, of Exeter Twp. passed away on Monday at 4:30 PM in Reading Hospital.  She was the wife of Richard R.  Patton.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Spadafora and Tina (Augustine) Kruczkowski.

Paula was a teacher’s aide for the Reading School District at 13th and Green Elementary School for special needs children for 21 years until she retired.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a son Derek M. Patton husband of Mary M. Matetich-Patton of Exeter and a daughter Robin L. Patton of Nashville, TN.  Grandchildren Joel Matetich, Nathan Patton and Karleigh Patton. A great grandchild Sawyer Matetich.  Brother Joseph Spadafora husband of Barbara and a sister Rose Marie Homan both of California.

The family will receive friends from 10:00am until 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 20th in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., Mt. Penn. Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in Paula’s memory and mail to 498 E. Bellevue Ave., Reading, PA 19605.

For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Donald L. Shade

Donald L.  Shade, 81, of Reading, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in St. Joseph Medical Center.  He was the widower of Dorothy L. (Faust) Shade who passed away June 5, 1994.  Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Herman and Helen  (Dreibelbis) Shade. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Korean War and enjoyed camping and fishing.   Donald was a tool setter for AT&T and then a store keeper for Polymer Corporation before retiring.  He is survived by: One Daughter:  Kathy A. wife of Daniel Lorah of Stony Creek Mills; Two Grandchildren William Frymoyer and Jennifer Thomas-DeBooth and Four Great-Grandchildren: One Brother: Milton Shade of Leesport and One Sister:  Shirley Kauffman of State College.  He was pre-deceased by a brother Russell.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Penn.  Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30.  Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Ray A. DeLong

Ray A.  DeLong, 50, of Birdsboro passed away on Thursday 09/11/2014 in Golden Living Center.   Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Melvin L. and Esther (Gaugler) DeLong. Ray was a Fire Policeman for Gibraltar Fire Company and was a volunteer in local fire services for over 35 years.    He is survived by Two Sisters:  Linda A. Strain and Rosanna A. Marguard. He was pre-deceased by a sister:  Nancy J. DeLong.  Friends will gather between 10:00-11:00 a.m.with memorial services beginning at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday 09/20/2014 in Pennside Presbyterian Church.  Interment Private.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

David H. Huyett

David H.  Huyett, 67, died on Monday, September 8, 2014 in hisReading residence.  Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Henry F. and Florence M. (Gerhart) Huyett.

Dave was a 1965 graduate of Exeter High School and served in the US Navy (4 years on the U.S.S. Enterprise Aircraft Carrier).

He was employed by Gilbert Associates for 5 years and retired after 30 years from Carpenter Technology last working in the Information Technology Department.

He is survived by his wife Linda L. (Rimby) Huyett, a sister, Judith M., wife of Russell L. Noll, Wilmington, NC, sister-in-laws, Eileen M. Rimby and Bonnie Rimby-Bean, nephews, John Noll husband of Jessica Noll, Christian M. Bean, niece, Nancy Noll-Kolinski wife of Joseph Kolinski, a great niece Madison Noll and great nephew Andrew Noll.

Services will be held on Thursday, September 11th at 11:00 am in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., Mt. Penn with the reverend David Duquette officiating.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am.  Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale.

Contributions may be made to AseraCare Hospice, 5920 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, PA 18106 in memory of Mr. David H. Huyett.

 

 

 

Edmund Flanagan

Edmund Flanagan, 56, of Mount Penn, passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in his residence.  He was the husband of Barbara (Spears) Flanagan.

Born in Bronx, NY he was a son of the late Jerome F. Flanagan and Joan P. (O’Brien) Hall.

Edmund was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a draftsman for most of his working life. In addition to his wife, Edmund is survived by: One Son:  Jeremy Flanagan of Pottstown; Two Daughters: Erin wife of Matthew Galamba and Alexandra Flanagan both of Pottstown; Seven Grandchildren; One Sister:  Kathleen M. wife of Jake Stofko of Allentown; Two Brothers:  Brian M. Flanagan husband of Maureen of West Chester and Jerome F. Flanagan of Pottstown and One Step-Daughter Angela Storer of Boyertown.

Visitation with the family will be from 10:00-11:00 A.M. with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn.  Interment private at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Maureen L. Kromer

Maureen L. Kromer, 71, formerly of Lehighton and most recently of Reading, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Newton S. and Arlene (Kromer) Miller.  She was a member of Calvary Temple in Allentown and was a machine operator for Scotties Fashions in Lehighton for many years until her retirement.  When she lived in the B’nai B’rith Apartments in Reading, she was very involved in the activities, especially selling bingo tickets and running the small general store inside the complex.  She is survived by:  One Sister:  Arow R. Cook of West Reading and Two Brothers:  Ronald L. Miller of Reading and Donald L. Miller of Glenside; 20 Nieces and Nephews.  She was pre-deceased by her brothers Larry T. and Allen C. Miller.  Services and 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 American Heart Association P.O. Box 15120 Chicago, IL 60693.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Iola M. Denby

Iola M.  Denby, 76, of Collegeville, PA passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in the  Phoenixville Hospital.  She was the widow of Dr. Richard R.  Denby. Born in Luzerne, PA she was a daughter of the late Vincent and Leonora (Gavazzi) Pisaneschi.  Iola graduated from Misericordia University and was a member of St. Catharine of Siena R.C.C. Reading.  Iola was a Certified Tumor Registrar at St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading and the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center where she retired from.  She was also a former science teacher.  Iola is survived by:  One Son:  Richard A Denby husband of Gail of Maryland; Two Daughters:  Susan B. Denby companion of Blake Welling of Phoenixville and Karen M. Kauffman wife of David Kauffman of Colorado; Four Grandchildren:  Rachel, Rebecca and Andrew Denby and Nicole Kauffman; One Sister:  Norma Zurner of Forty Fort and One Brother:  Mario Pisaneschi of Edwardsville.  Visitation with the family will be held from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Reading, PA 19606 with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 4:00 p.m. in St. Catharine of Siena Chapel 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Reading, PA 19606 on Friday, September 5, 2014.  Interment will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in St. Mary’s Cemetery 1594 S. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703.  Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 4383 Bethlehem, PA 18018 or the National Kidney Foundation 30 E. 33rd Street Suite #300 New York, NY 10016.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Leverne H. “Keeney” Helfrich

Leverne H. “Keeney” Helfrich, 92, of Jacksonwald, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 in the Reading Hospital.  Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Forrest W. and Hattie G. (Hedrick) Helfrich.  Leverne was a graduate of Mount Penn High School in 1942 and was a United States Army Veteran of World War II serving in the 8th Air Force 457th Bomb Group.  He was a grocer and part owner/operator of the Jacksonwald Store since 1955.  Leverne is survived by:  Two Nephews:  Robert Donaghy, Jr. and Ronald C. husband of Linda Rodolff and One Great-Niece:  Christi wife of Mark Bennett.  He was pre-deceased by his brothers Wayne and Forrest D., Jr. and his sisters Thelma Donaghy and LaRue Rodolff.  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