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Larry H. Merkel

Larry H. Merkel, 75 of Exeter, passed away on October 31, 2014.  He was the loving husband of Barbara A. (Wagner) Merkel.

Born in Reading he was a son of the late Russel Merkel and Violet (Kulp) Kreider.

Larry was a roofer for 50 years. Most of those years were spent with Muthard Roofing.  Later he worked as part time driver for CJ Tires for a number of years.

In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by two daughters: Vickie wife of Cory Miller of Exeter and Cinda wife of David Barth of Elverson as well as four grandchildren: Morgan, Chad, Cole, Ryan and one great grandchild Dempsey and one great grandchild on the way.  He is also survived by one brotherRussel husband of Elaine and one sister Stacy wife of Jim Manning and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Wednesday November 5th from 9:00 am – 10:00 am with Services beginning at 10:00 am at Lutz Funeral Home, 2100 Perkiomen Ave, Mt. Penn.  Interment is private at the convenience of the family.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League P.O. Box 69, Mohnton, PA 19540.

For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Linda A. Yoder

Linda A.  Yoder, 67, of Lower Alsace Twp., went to be with her Lord on Sunday at 6:34 AM in St. Joseph Medical Center.  She was the wife of Scott L.Yoder.

Born in Pittston, PA she was a daughter of the late George and Doris (Greenwood)   Satterwhite.

Linda started as a sales clerk for Pomeroy’s in Reading then became an Office clerk for American General Insurance and lastly was a tax audit & compliance agent for Penske. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gibraltar where she was very active, currently serving as president of church council.  She was a graduate of Exeter HS and loved camping along Penn’s Creek.

In addition to her husband survivors include: Son James S. Yoder of Lower Alsace Twp., Daughter Jayme L. Vogt of Mt. Penn.  Grandchildren Vincent R. and Emilee L. Vogt and a   brother James Satterwhite husband of Tobye of Lititz.

Friends may call Monday November 3rd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Old River Rd., Gibraltar with services beginning at 12:00 noon.  Burial will be Berks County Memorial Gardens.

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

 

Emil O. Schulze, III

Emil O.  Schulze, III, 84, of Exeter Township passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014 in his residence.  He was the husband of Elizabeth M. (Heiss) Schulze.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Emil O., II and Ruth M. (Hagmaier) Schulze.

Emil attended school in Exeter and graduated from Mt. Penn.  He was also a member of Schwarzwald U.C.C. as well as a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Emil was employed by Arrow International as a machine operator then in maintenance for over 40 years.

In addition to his wife, Emil is survived by Two Sons:  John husband of Karen of Exeter Township and Jeff husband of Cheryl of Oley; One Daughter:  Carolyn wife of Donald Resh of Exeter Township; Eight Grandchildren and Eleven Great-Grandchildren.  He was pre-deceased by his brother Donald husband of Joyce.

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

 

Robert J. Hiltebeitel, Sr.

Robert J. Hiltebeitel, Sr., 89, of Exeter Township, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014 in the Reading Hospital.  He was the widow of Mary L. (Lewis) Hiltebeitel who passed away December 1994.  Born in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Robert B. and Maude (Fleck) Hiltebeitel.  Robert was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II and was a Purple Heart Recipient and was a member of the Oley American Legion Post #878.  He worked for Conestoga Telephone for 38 years lastly as a plant coordinator. In addition to his partner of 17 years, Yvonne Keysock, Robert is survived by: One Son:  Robert J. Hiltebeitel, Jr. husband of Sue of Pottstown; Four Grandchildren: Robert D., Danny and Ashley Hiltebeitel and Teyl Stark and Two Great-Grandchildren.  He was pre-deceased by his son David L. Hiltebeitel in 1998 and his Two Sisters Peg Wanner and June Ravel.  Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 0878  Oley, P.O. Box 200 Oley, Pennsylvania 19547.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Alberta I. Moyer

Alberta I. Moyer, 90, of Elmcroft in Exeter Township, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the Reading Hospital.  She was the widow of Delmar Moyer who passed away October 22, 1983.  Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Rueben and Mary (Rissmiller) Frederick.  Alberta was a member of Calvary Methodist Church-Mohnton and was a cashier and worked in the office for Pantry Pide until her retirement.  The family would like to thank Elmcroft for the care they gave her in her stay with them over the past 2 1/2 years.  She is survived by her Daughter Carole Komlodi fiancé of Clarence Seidel of Mountain Park; Granddaughter Sherri Keinard and Great-Granddaughter Caitlin Keinard both of Bernville and One Brother:  Arthur Frederick a resident at Elmcroft.  She was pre-deceased by a brother Carl Frederick.  Services and Interment private at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association Delaware Valley Chapter 399 Market Street Suite #302 Philadelphia, PA 19106.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Shirley A. Cruz-Cosme

Shirley A.  Cruz-Cosme, 78, of Exeter Township, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  She was the widow of Felix Cruz-Cosme.

Born in Wilkensburg, PA she was raised by her Aunt Ida Mae Herman who she referred to as her mother.   She was a member of St. Catharine of Siena R.C.C.

Shirley is survived by:  Two Sons:  Richard A. Bender husband of Robin J. of Collegeville and Karl J. Bender of Los Angeles; Two Daughters:  Debra A. wife of Mark Guinther of Mount Penn and Judy L. wife of Frank Amato with whom she resided; Eleven Grandchildren:  Jeff, Tim, Jon, Melissa, Kenny, Richie, Jason, Francesco, Tony, Karl, Jr. and Chad; Seven Great-Grandchildren; One Brother:  Bill Herman of Iowa and One Sister:  Faye Crouse of Pittsburgh;  Nephew:  Rigo Torres of MD and all of her family residing in Puerto Rico and her loving dog River.  She was pre-deceased by a son Kenneth R. Bender in 2003.

Services and 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.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Jill E. Moser

Jill E. Moser, 63, of Exeter Township, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in her residence surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of Carl S. Moser.  Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Robert G. and Jean A. (Moll) Impink.  Jill was a graduate of Exeter High School in 1969 and was a member of Schwarzwald U.C.C.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by:  Four Sons:  Steven C. Moser husband of Dianna of Mount Penn, Brett R. Moser of Exeter Township, Ryan K. Mazur of Millford, DE and Kevin S. Mazur husband of Jennifer of Governor Mifflin; Six Grandchildren; One Brother:  Jay Impink husband of Maryann of Coplay and One Sister:  Lyn Scornavacchi of Governor Mifflin.  She was pre-deceased by a brother Lee Impink.  Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M.  with services following at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 27, 2014 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn.  Interment in Schwarzwald Cemetery.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Karen L. Daniels

Karen L. Daniels, 58, of Exeter Twp., found peace, Saturday, October 18, 2014, surrounded by her family at St. Joseph Medical Center.  She was the wife of Michael S. Daniels.   Born March 16, 1956 in Reading, she was the daughter of Raymond Unger of Mohnton and the late Catherine (Harpel) Unger.  Karen filled her family and many friends’ lives with laughter and love.  She gave selflessly to everyone who was lucky enough to have known her.  A 1974 graduate of Governor Mifflin, Karen started working for American Bank in June 1974.  She retired in 2008 from Wachovia.  She was an honorary member of the WOW group since 2008.  Married for 39 years, Karen and her husband took numerous trips to her favorite place, the Outer Banks in North Carolina and always had a good time at Badger games while visiting family in Wisconsin.  From her antics at the beach to her jovial quips at gatherings, Karen gave enough laughter to last a lifetime.    She was also a fan of “I Love Lucy”; have named her two turtles Lucy and Ethel.  Her compassion for her loved ones was only rivaled by her love for her furry friends.  A lifelong animal lover, Karen will be reunited with her beloved pets at the Rainbow Bridge, where they will cross over together.  Karen has left behind a legacy of love and laughter, brightening the lives of all who crossed her path.  Although her journey has been short lived, Karen has now gained her wings and will continue to take care of all who loved her.  In addition to her father and husband who held her hand till the end, Karen is survived by: Two Sons:  Todd M. of Clifton Heights and Timothy B. boyfriend of Karen Stute of Devon; her beloved dogs Jack and Jill; Two Sisters:  Connie Yoch of Shillington and Kim wife of Randy Adams of Kutztown; a brother Gary Unger husband of Becky of Papillon, NE; two nephews, one niece, and four great-nieces.  Her family would like to thank the amazing nurses and staff of the oncology unit at St. Joseph’s as well as her doctors: Dr. Rovito, Dr. Ayoola and Dr. Tavaquin, all who provided tremendous support throughout Karen’s illness.  Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn.  Interment private at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests monetary donations be made in memory of Karen Daniels to the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue 60 Vera Cruz Road Reinholds, PA 17569.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Susan K. Keller

Susan K.  Keller, 47, of Exeter Township, passed away on Sunday in St. Joseph Medical Center.  She was the wife of Thomas H. Keller, Jr.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of Carol A.(Ritz) Shurilla and the late John R. Shurilla, Jr.

Susan worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide at the Reading Hospital  for 15 years and then for Hickory House in Honeybrook until she became ill.  She attended St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Reading.

In addition to her husband and mother, Susan is survived by three sons; Zachary J. Palmer and Joshua J. Palmer both of Reading, Travis J. Palmer of Hamburg; one daughter, Samantha B. Palmer of Reading and one stepson, Thomas H. Keller, III of Reading. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Danika, Johnathan, Dallas, and one on the way; One brother, Timothy B. husband of Cheryl Shurilla of Reading and two adored cats. Susan was a very hard worker and always made people laugh. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the funeral home to help defray costs. Friends may call on Friday 10/17 from 11:00-12:00 pm with services beginning at 12:00 PM in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn, PA 19606. The family encourages everyone to wear pink to the services. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.

For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Ruth Ann Wiegand

Ruth Ann Wiegand, 80, a resident of Phoebe Berks, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 in Wellsboro, PA.  She was the widow of John Wiegand.  Born in Cocolamus, Juniata County, PA, she was a daughter of the late George G. Fasic and Esther (Edwards) Walley.  She was a graduate of Mount Penn High School and Kutztown University.  Ruth Ann was a teacher and librarian in Elementary Education in Doylestown until her retirement. She really enjoyed Golf and loved her summer home in the Adirondacks.  Ruth Ann loved to volunteer and loved books.  She was very involved in the library at Phoebe Berks and the Wernersville Library.  She also loved games including bridge and Mahjong.   She is survived by One Brother: George Fasic husband of Nancy of West Chester, her nieces and nephews Barry, Barbara Linda, Kevin and Karen.  She was pre-deceased by a sister Doris L. Miller.   Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Chapel at Phoebe Berks Village, Wernersville.  Inurment will be 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