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Valeria M. Hunsinger

Valeria M. Hunsinger, 83, of Reading, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  She was the wife of Samuel J.  Hunsinger

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Francis, Jr. and Pearl  (Delp) Seifert.

Val loved camping at the shore and she also loved to cook and bake.

In addition to her husband, Val is survived by:  One Daughter:  Linda wife of Harold Frick of Temple; Two Grandchildren; Six Great-Grandchildren and One Great-Great-Grandchild; Two Brothers:  John and Francis; Five Sisters:  Martha, Evelyn, Mary, Hazel and Grace; Three Step-Children:  Dolores, Deborah and Denise; Four Step-Grandchildren and Two Step-Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. with services beginning at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 15, 2015 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Mount Penn.  Burial will be St. Paul”s Cemetery, Amityville, PA. For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Virginia A. Erich

Virginia A. Erich, 84, of Mount Penn, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  She was the widow of Richard A. Erich who passed away January 27, 2004.  Born in Prospect, OH, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Lowry) Johnson.  Virginia was a graduate of Mount Penn High School in 1948 and was a member of Trinity U.C.C. Mount Penn.  She was employed as a secretary for the former Beaumont, Heller and Sparling in Reading for 9 ½ years, retiring in 1957.  There are no immediate survivors.  She was pre-deceased by her daughter Victoria A. Erich on June 18, 1978.  Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday January 13th at 10:00 am at Birdsboro Cemetery, 1018 East Main Street, Birdsboro 19508.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity U.C.C. Memorial Fund 2449 Cumberland Ave. Reading, PA 19606.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

William C. Hoffman

William C. Hoffman, 86, formerly of St. Lawrence, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 in ManorCare Sinking Spring.  He was the husband of Marie M. (Becker) Hoffman.  Born in Exeter Township, he was a son of the late Roy H. and Mary (Huyett) Hoffman.  William was a member of Schwarzwald U.C.C. where he was a member of the Consistory.  He was also the past president of the P.O.S. of A Washington Post #230 , the Berks County Chapter of the P.O.S of A where he also served as past president and was a past trustee of the Teamsters Union #429.  William was employed by D.B. Diefenderfer, Inc. in St. Lawrence as a truck driver for 42 years, retiring June 1, 1990.  In addition to his wife, William is survived by:  Three Brothers:  Richard of Douglassville, Ray of Fleetwood and David of Sinking Spring and Two Sisters:  Dolores DeLong of Boyertown and Shirley Fritz of Kenhorst.  Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with services beginning at 11:00 am on Wednesday January 14, 2015 in the Lutz Funeral Home Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave, Mt. Penn.  Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park Reiffton.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Schwarzwald U.C.C.  Memorial Fund at 75 Church Lane Road Reading, PA 19606.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Robert E. Marks

 

Robert E.  Marks, 86, formerly of Reading and most currently of Sicklerville, NJ,  passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at The Kennedy Medical Center-Sewell, NJ.   He was the husband of Lorraine M. (Bingaman) Marks.

Born in Pottstown,  he was a son of the late Nicholas and Rose S. (Fabriziani) Marcuccitti A.K.A. Marks.

Robert was a car salesman for many dealerships and lastly worked for Yorgey’s Dry Cleaning in collections.  He was a United States Coast Guard veteran of World War II and was a member of Reformation Lutheran Church Reiffton, PA.  He was also a member of the VFW and American Legion.

In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by:  One Son:  Robert E. Marks, Jr. of Wernersville; Three Daughters:  Lori wife of Dan Hollingsworth of New Jersey, Sue wife of Bill Kazmierczak of Elkton, MD and Marsha Scheinhartz of Colorado; Six Grandchildren and Two Great-Grandchildren and One Sister:  Mary Morici.  He was Pre-Deceased by his brother Lewis Marks.

Visitation with the family will be held from 10:30-11:30 A.M. with a memorial service beginning at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, January 12 in Reformation Lutheran Church 3670 Perkiomen Ave. Reading, PA 19606.  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.  0For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Dorothy L. Grove

Dorothy L. Grove, 84, of Reading, passed away following a courageous battle with ALS fought with dignity and grace, drawing strength from her family and friends on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 in Berkshire Center, Exeter Township.  She was the widow of Robert G. Grove, Jr. who passed away May 16, 2002.  Born in Womelsdorf, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Edna (Reinhold) Haag.  Dorothy was a graduate of Womelsdorf High School.  She was employed by Yorgey’s Dry Cleaning as an inspector for 40 years until her retirement.  Dorothy is survived by:  One Son:  Robert D. Grove husband of Ann of West Chester; Three Daughters:  Kathy L. wife of Denis Dorward of Sinking Spring, Debra A. Grove of Wernersville and Brenda L. wife of Brian Jeschke of Reading; Six Grandchildren: Amy, Andrew, Ashley, Caitlin, Breanne and Robert and One Great-Grandchild Connor and One Brother:  Barry Haag husband of Maggie of Delaware and One Pre-Deceased Brother Richard Haag.  Visitation with the family will be held from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm with services beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday January 9th 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 of Berks Co. P.O. Box 69 Mohnton, Pa 19540 or the Reading Public Library Foundation 113 S. 4th Street, Reading 19602 to help celebrate Dorothy’s love of animals and passion for reading a good book.  The family of Dorothy would like to thank Cathy Cammarano, the Berkshire Center Staff and the Caring Hospice Services for all their support.

For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Elmer L. Schlott, Jr.

Elmer L. Schlott, Jr., 76, of Muhlenberg Township, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  He was the widower of Marie E. (Mittower) Schlott who passed away February 13, 2007.  Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Elmer L., Sr. and Grace E. (Shaeffer) Schlott.  Elmer was a steel worker for Carpenter Technology for 30+ years until his retirement.  He is survived by Two Sons:  Mark E. Schlott husband of Karen and Dennis M. Schlott; One Daughter:  Darnell Sue wife of David Roth; Six Grandchildren and Four Great-Grandchildren and One Sister:  Joanne Holt.  He was pre-deceased by his brother Robert.  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.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Bonnie L. Chamuras

Bonnie L. Chamuras, 67, of Reading, passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in her residence.  She was the widow of Robert W. Chamuras, Sr. who passed away March 19, 1996.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Katherine (Dell) Newpher.

Bonnie is survived by:  One Daughter:  Charissa M. Chamuras of Stony Creek; One Granddaughter:  Alisha M. McCoy; one future great-grandchild on the way and One Brother:  Lee Newpher.  She was pre-deceased by her son Robert W. Chamuras, Jr. and her brother Robert P. Newpher.  Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Esther G. Thomas

Esther Gladys Thomas, 89, of Pennside, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2014 at The Highlands in Wyomissing, PA.  She was the loving and dedicated wife of William P. Thomas with whom she celebrated 60 years of marriage on October 24.  She was a daughter of the late George F. and Mamie G. (Fisher) Weber.  Esther volunteered in many capacities throughout her life and was employed at the former St. Lawrence Lucheonette, Berkshire Knitting Mills and Jetco.  She was proud to recall her position of Lead Majorette of Southwest Jr. H.S.  She was a member of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church and the Saint Xenia Philoptochos Society where she served as secretary for many years in the former St. Matthew’s Greek Orthodox Church.  She was a Royal Lady, Past Royal Matron and current member of Reading Court No. 61, Order of Amaranth (Masonic Center Foundation).  In addition to her husband, Esther is survived by her daughters Kathy wife of Mike Moyer and Joanne wife of Brian Koch.   She is lovingly called Ya Ya, by her seven grandchildren.  She is also survived by a sister Mildred Zimmerman.  Esther was the most genuine nurturer and caretaker and became an immediate friend of anyone she met.  As a petite lady she had a huge heart full of love, especially for “her Bill”.  Her appreciation for life and all it offered her was unparalleled and her favorite color was blue.  Services will be Monday, January 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., Reading with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M.  Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township.  Many thanks to “ALL” at The Highlands for helping make mom’s home away from home very pleasant and meaningful.  Donations may be made in Esther’s memory to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos 1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd. Reading, PA 19611.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Mary Heim

Mary Heim, 93, formerly of Temple, passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 in Berks Heim.  She was the widow of Carl A. Heim who passed away November 7, 2000.  Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Emma (Ludwig) Messer.  Mary was a graduate of Reading High School in 1940 and was a member of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church-Tuckerton.  Mary worked as a private secretary to the Merchandise Manager at Pomeroy’s for 10 years.  She worked 7 years as a Desk Clerk/Telephone Operator at the YMCA.  Finally she was a Secretary/Bookkeeper for Aluminum Bldg. Products and Industrial Plywood for 20 years.  She was a volunteer for the Help Hotline of Community General Hospital for 28 years.  She received the Harry W. Frantz award given to a volunteer who devoted a significant amount of time and service to the hospital.  Another award was received from B’nai B’rith for volunteering and an award from West Berks Mission District for love and concern for congregation, community and humanity.  Mary was also the past president of the Auxiliary 23 of Community General Hospital.  She is survived by:  One Son:  Michael A. Heim husband of Sheryl of Shillington and many nieces and nephews.  She was pre-deceased by her siblings Thomas A Messer, Joanne L. Cleres and Evelyne M. Miller.  Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn.  Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton, PA.   We would like to thank the staff on A-2 at Berks Heim for their excellent and loving care.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund 4201 Stoudt’s Ferry Bridge Road Reading, PA 19605.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

James R. Wolff

James Raymond Wolff, 89, of Pennside died in the Mifflin Center December 20, 2014. He was the son of the late Raymond Wolff and Rebecca (Wentling) Wolff.  He was pre deceased by a sister Mary in 1984.  He was a 1943 graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was a former President and loyal member of Central Catholic Boosters Club since 1965.  He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Knights of Columbus, 1st Marine Division Assn. and the American Legion Post #878. He was a former officer and founder of the Parochial Football League and Coached Football for 16 years.  He was an electrical designer for Gilbert Associates for 39 years and retired in 1986.  He was a devoted and proud member of the Marine Corps and served in the Pacific in the Battles of Peleliu and Okinawa.  He was a Purple Heart Recipient. He helped to organize many reunions of the A-1-7 Marines.  He is survived by his loving wife, Julia, with whom he shared 66 years of Marriage, a son Robert of Pennside, a son William, husband of Joan Wolff of Dresher, PA, a daughter Kathy C. wife of Mark Matthews of East Falls, Philadelphia and Mary A. wife of Leon Heydt of Fleetwood, PA.  He is also survived by four grandchildren, Amanda and Matthew Wolff and Alana and Marielle Heydt as well as two step grandchildren, Nicole and Jason Matthews and two step great grandchildren Evi and Aidan Matthews.  A viewing will be held on Sunday December 28th from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Lutz Funeral Home Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave, Mt. Penn.  Friends and family may meet on Monday December 29 at 9 am at the Lutz Funeral Home for a procession beginning at 9:30 am for the Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 10:00 am at St. Catherine of Siena Church 4975 Boyertown Pike in Exeter.  Interment in Gethsemane Cemetery.  Contributions can be made to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at 825 College Boulevard Suite 102, PMB 609 Oceanside, CA 92057.  Jim’s great sense of humor and heart of gold will be with us forever. For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com.