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Patrick C. Patton

Patrick C. Patton, 72, of Muhlenberg Township, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in his residence.  He was the husband of Cherryle D. (Fegley) Patton.  Born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, he was a son of the late Ernest C. and Daisey J. (Starr) Patton.  Patrick was a graduate of Alvernia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  He was a United States Marine Corp Veteran serving 18 years as a staff sergeant during the Vietnam War as well as a United States Army Veteran for 19 years serving both in active and reserve duty as a Sergeant First Class.  Patrick was employed by Gilbert Commonwealth as a project control engineer and last for the Berks County Office of Assistance.  In addition to his wife, Patrick is survived by:  One Son:  Michael S. Patton husband of Cindy L. of Laureldale and Two Daughters:  Tonya wife of Joseph Casari of Lower Alsace Township and Dawn M. Patton of Muhlenberg Township; Two Grandchildren:  Sean R. Patton and Alexis M. Casari.  He was pre-deceased by his brother Robert Patton.  Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in Charles Evans Cemetery-Reading.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to AstraZeneca Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society 110 W. Laurel Ave. Cheltenham, PA 19012.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Barbara J. Smith

Barbara J. Smith, 81, formerly of Pennside, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in St. Joseph Medical Center.  She was the widow of Richard W. Smith, Jr. who passed away October 22, 2007.  Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Mabel (Balthaser) Steffe.  Barbara was a graduate of Reading High School.  She was a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone after high school and later worked as a secretary in the Mt. Penn School District and lastly worked for Gilbert Associates.                               Barbara is survived by:  One Son:  Richard H. Smith husband of Denise of Exeter Township and                        Two Grandchildren:  Zachary R. and Emily A. Smith.  She was pre-deceased by her sister Marilyn Weyandt.   Visitation with family and friends will be held on from 9:00-10:00 A.M. with services beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, July 13, 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 American Heart Association 968 Postal Road Suite #110 Allentown, PA 18109.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Lloyd C. Bitting

Lloyd C. Bitting, 90, formerly of Mt. Penn, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 in the Keystone Villa-Douglassville.  He was the widower of Ida C. Bitting who passed away April 23, 1999.  Born in Mt. Penn, he was a son of the late Claude R. and Florence R. (Schweitzer) Bitting.  Lloyd was a World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He was employed by Prudential Insurance Company for 15 years and then became the owner and operator of Bitting Insurance Agency in Mount Penn for 20 years, retiring in 1990.  Lloyd also managed several local bingo halls, most recently at the Downingtown Farmers Market.  He is survived by: One Brother:  Delbert Bitting of Reading and several nieces.  He was pre-deceased by his brothers: Garvin and Claude “Fats” Bitting.  Visitation with family and friends will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. with services beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 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 Animal Rescue League Grey Muzzle Program P.O. Box 69 Mohnton, PA 19540.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

David J. Wentling, Jr.

David J. Wentling, Jr., 80, of Reiffton, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 in the Southeastern Veteran’s Center.  He was the husband of Kathleen H. (Hubbard) Wentling.  Born in Reading on September 7, 1934 he was the son of David J., Sr. and Margaret (Flanagan) Wentling.  David was a 1952 graduate of Central Catholic High School and a 1956 graduate of University of Notre Dame and also an Air Force Veteran.  Mr. Wentling was vice president of 7-Up Bottling Company of Reading, Lancaster and Pottsville and Bethlehem.   When he went out on his own, he orchestrated the startup of several business ventures in Reading.  After his retirement, he was lastly affiliated with Blue Falls Grove in Leesport.  David owned and managed several real estate ventures in Reading and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  He enjoyed golf and spent many winters in Florida and summers in Delaware boating, crabbing and on the links.  David was full of life and was always very witty and quick to tell a joke.  He was active within the Reading Lions Club and was instrumental in the development of Crestwood Swimming Pool, Exeter Little League and Keystone Blood Bank.  Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son Thomas J. husband of Marynell Wentling of Bartlett, IL, a son Timothy E. husband of Melissa of Sinking Spring, PA, and a daughter Maryellen wife of Thomas Fay of Charlotte, NC; Son-In-Law Michael Danowski husband of the late Kathleen M. (Wentling), Theresa Wentling wife of the late David J. Wentling, III, eight Grandchildren:  Elizabeth Haas, TJ, Charlie and NellAnn Wentling, Ryan and Patrick Fay and David, IV and Nicholas Wentling.  David is also survived by two brothers:  Donald and Joseph both of Reading, one sister Dolores Wentling of Greensburg, PA; 12 nieces and nephews; Sisters-In-Law:  Mary Jean Hallum, Sarah Hatten and Margaret Flynn; Brother-In-Law:  Edward Hubbard and 16 nieces and nephews.  He was pre-deceased by one brother, Walter.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Catharine of Siena Chapel 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.  Visitation with family and friends will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Interment in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Berks Catholic High School 955 E. Wyomissing Blvd.  Reading, PA 19611 or St. Catharine of Siena School 2330 Perkiomen Ave. Reading, PA 19606.   Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

 

 

Charmaine A. “Mic” Moore

Charmaine A. “Mic” Moore, 86, of Exeter Township, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Berkshire Center.  She was the widow of Elwood M. Moore who passed away in 1998.  Born in West Reading, she was the daughter of the late George and Pearl (Kemp) Wagner.  Mic was a graduate of Wyomissing High School.  She was a secretary for the Continuing Education Department at Penn State Berks for many years until her retirement.  She is survived by:  Two Daughters:  JoAnn L. wife of Howard Lightman of Reiffton and Julie J. wife of Kim Steinman of Wernersville; Three Grandchildren:  Jenna L. Leone, Sarah A. Lightman and Chad R. Steinman and One Great-Granddaughter:  Hayley E. Leone.  She was pre-deceased by her son Joey D. Moore in 2000.  Friends may join us in a memorial gathering which will be held at Anthony’s Trattoria 900 Byram Street Reading, PA 19606 on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Inurnment 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-Noel Fund P.O. Box 69 Mohnton, PA 19540.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Dora V. Stevens

Dora V. Stevens, 87, formerly of Pennside, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015 in the Park House-Montgomery County Home.  She was the widow of Alex “Doc” Stevens who passed away in 1978. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Stavros and Sotoria (Voguit) Voguit.  Dora was a longtime member of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church helping at the bazaar in the jewelry area. Dora was a lover of animals and over the course of her life had taken in many dogs and cats people did not want.  She worked in the corporate loan department for 20 years with American Bank, Meridan and finally CoreStates until retiring.  She is survived by:  Two Daughters:  Stacey wife of Stephen Budd Cohen of Audubon, PA and Kathy wife of Donald Lee James of Burlington, NC and Three Grandchildren:  Alex and Abby Cohen and Taylor James.  Visitation with family and friends will be held from 10:30-11:00 A.M. with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd. Reading, PA 19611.  Interment in Charles Evans Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pennsylvania SPCA 350 E. Erie Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19134.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Phillip McLaughlin

Phillip McLaughlin, 69, of Reading, passed away on June 17, 2015 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  He was the husband of Charlotte (Meyer) McLaughlin.  Born in Gardiner, Maine, he was a son of the late Charles and Freda McLaughlin.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sisters Barbara Pelletier, Bea McLaughlin and Trudy McLaughlin. Services are private.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Donald N. Fry, Jr.

Donald N. Fry, Jr., 69, of Wernersville, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 in the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  He was the husband of Clare M. (Drexler) Fry.  Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Donald N., Sr. and Sophie M. (Parznik) Fry.  Donald was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1963.  He was a plumber for Union Local #690 and more recently was a project estimator for Fab-Crete.  Donald loved all sports, especially golf and the Philadelphia Phillies.  He was a true family man.  In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by One Son: Robert B. Fry of Wernersville and One Daughter:  Debbie A. wife of Mike Nester of Pottstown; Two Grandchildren; One Brother: James Fry of Kansas and One Sister: Jean A. Manning of Mohnton.  Visitation with family and friends will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in St. Ignatius Loyola Church 2810 St. Alban’s Drive Sinking Spring, PA 19608.  Interment in Gethsemane Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Kerry W. Stout

Kerry W.  Stout, 60, of Reading, passed away on Thursday June 11, 2015 in the Reading Hospital Medical Center.  He was the loving husband of Tamara L. (Jones) Stout.  Born in West Reading, he was a son of JoAnne M. (Livinghouse) and at step son of Warren C. Baver of Wernersville.  He was a United States Army veteran and was a member of the Daniel Boone Rod and Gun Club.  Kerry was a true outdoorsman.  He loved hunting, fishing and wood working and was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  Kerry worked in maintenance for the Reading Elderly Housing for many years.  He is survived by one daughter Natalie Stout fiancee of Zack Weikel of Reading whom he loved so much and was so proud of.  He is also survived by one sister Kim W. Stout husband of Gayle of Kutztown and Judy A. Bear of the Bahamas.  Friends may call from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with services beginning at 11:00 am at Lutz Funeral Home, 2100 Perkiomen Ave, and Mt. Penn 19606. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Kerry’s memory to Tamara Stout at 1520 Haak St. Reading, PA 19602.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Dolores J. McKinney

Dolores J. McKinney, 80, of Reading and Kutztown Manor, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  She was the husband of Keith W. McKinney.  Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Amelia (Winkelmann) Ostroski.  Dolores was a member of St. Andrew’s U.C.C.-Reading, where she was the superintendent and a Sunday School Teacher.  She was also a member of the Pagoda Skyline Committee.  In addition to her husband, Dolores is survived by:  One Son:  Christopher McKinney husband of Beth of Blandon; Two Grandchildren:  Ashley wife of Derek Alle of Delaware and Ian McKinney of Blandon.  She was pre-deceased by her sister: Patricia Rohrbach.  Visitation with family and friends will be held from 9:30-10:00 a.m. with memorial services beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 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 St. Andrews U.C.C. 1320 Spruce Street Reading, PA 19602.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com