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Kathleen M. “Kay” Hilzinger

Kathleen M. “Kay” Hilzinger, 91, formerly of Reading, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in her daughter’s residence. She was the widow of Charles J.  Hilzinger who passed awayNovember 7, 2002.

Born in Barnesboro, PA she was a daughter of the late Charlesand Alberta (Conrad) Richards.

Kay was a bench worker/inspector for Lucent Technologies for 23 years, retiring in 1985.  She is survived by: Two Daughters:  Debbie Steffy-Pyke wife of James of Charlotte, NC and Charlotte M. wife of Dr. Gary P. Lengel with whom she resided; Four Grandchildren and One Brother: Robert Richards of Ohio.  She was pre-deceased by two brothers:  Charles and Lewis Richards and one sister: Evelyn Leslie.  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

 

 

Joseph Bernstein

Joseph Bernstein, 41, of Sinking Spring, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in the Reading Hospital.  Born in Queens, NY he was a son of Morris and Florence Bernstein. Joseph like food, cartoons and all holidays.  He loved running and playing with his cousins on his aunt and uncle’s farm and enjoyed playing in the pond. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Edward F. McLaughlin

Edward F. McLaughlin, 92, formerly of Lower Alsace Township, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Hearthstone at Amity.  He was the widower of Edna I. (Seyler) McLaughlin who passed away July 7, 2008.

Born in Schuylkill Haven, he was a son of the late John J. and Carrie D. (Dunn) McLaughlin.

Edward was a graduate of Reading High School in 1939 and he was a United States Army veteran of World War II.  He was also a member of St. Catharine of Siena R.C.C. Edward was a plumber for Frank P. Heller, Co. for 40 years, retiring in 1987.  He is survived by one son; Edward N., widower of Emilie McLaughlin of Greer, SC and one daughter; Karin M., wife of James K. Coxson of Douglassville. He is also survived by two grandchildren; Jennifer Heavener and Allison Jacobs and 3 great grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be held from 9:30-10:30 A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, October 8 in St. Catharine of Siena R.C.C. 4975 Boyertown Pike Reading, PA 19606. Burial will be Gethsemane Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township, PA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 968 Postal Road Suite #110 Allentown, PA 18109.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.

For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Barbara J. Raifsnider

Barbara J.  Raifsnider, 73, of Exeter Township, passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014   in St. Joseph Medical Center.  She was the wife of Thomas H. Raifsnider with whom she would of celebrated 52 years of marriage in December.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Pearl (Bosold) Pott.

Barbara was a graduate of Reading High School in 1958 and was a member of Alsace Lutheran Church.  She was a secretary for Dr. Ronald Stump and was also the secretary/treasurer alongside with her husband for their family business, Eagle Radiator in Reading. Barbara enjoyed going to the Casinos and Bingo and especially loved her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Barbara is survived by Two Daughters:  Tammy L. wife of James D. Oswald of Lower Alsace Township and Tina L. wife of Brett A. Fulton of Mertztown; Grandchildren:  Emily Oswald, Griffin and Ben Fulton and One Brother:  Raymond Pott, Jr.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Sunday Evening in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn. Services will be held on Monday at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home.  Interment in Spies-Zion Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 225 City Ave. Suite #104 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 or Alsace Lutheran Church 2201 Kutztown Road Reading, Pa 19605.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Gail Romig

Gail Romig, 75, of Exeter Township, passed away September 30, 2014 in the Reading Hospital.  He was the husband of Carol L. (Bechtel) Romig with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage.  Born in Birdsboro, he was a son of the late Stanley and Dorothy (Lott) Romig.  Gail was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church-Birdsboro.  He was employed by Crompton and Knowles for 32 years and then part time for the Birdsboro Community Center.  Gail always stayed active and loved helping others.  He was a hard worker, had a huge heart and always put others before himself.  Gail was the loving father of Two Sons:  Timothy and Terry Romig both of Birdsboro and Two Daughters:  Tammy Huber of Exeter Township and Tina Miller of Douglassville and the loving grandfather of Eleven Grandchildren and Three Great-Grandchildren.  He was pre-deceased by his brothers Donald and Kenneth and his sister Linda Romig.  He was also pre-deceased by a half brother Harold Boone.  Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. with funeral services beginning at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn.  Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park-Reiffton.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 5 Brooke Manor Birdsboro, PA 19508 or The Birdsboro Community Center 201 E. Main Street Birdsboro, PA 19508.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Lawrence K. Huber, II

Lawrence K. Huber, II, 52, formerly of Reading and most currently of Millsboro, DE, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014.  Born in Reading, he was a son of Lawrence K., Sr. and Rosalee A. (Bataller) Huber of Delaware.  Larry was a graduate of Exeter High School in 1979 and was attending Catonsville Community College pursuing his degree in Funeral Service.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he was a fuel specialist.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by One Son:  Lawrence K. Huber, III companion of Tracy of Philadelphia and One Daughter:  Lindsey Iglesias companion of Dave Moncavage of Georgetown, DE and One Sister:  Deborah Beisel of Newark, DE.  Visitation with the family will be held from 4:00-5:00 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 5:00 P.M. on Friday, October 3, 2014 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn, PA.  Interment private at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Larry Huber Trust Fund 2222 S. 15th Street Apt. #2 Philadelphia, PA 19145

For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

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