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Adam M. Hiester, Sr.

Adam M.  Hiester, Sr., 71, of Reading, passed away on Friday, August 1, 2014 in St. Joseph Medical Center.  He was the husband of Linda J. (Fegley) Hiester.

Born in Reading, he was one of the eighteen children of the late Herbert S. and Anna (Young) Hiester. Adam was a roofer for Rainbow Roofing until his retirement

In addition to his wife, Adam is survived by:  Two Sons:  Adam M.,Jr. of Muhlenberg Township and Kenneth J., Sr. of Reading; Two Daughters:  Crystal L. wife of Kevin Krick of Bernville and Tracey L. wife of Robert Darinsig of Exeter Township; Fourteen Grandchildren and Three Great-Grandchildren; One Brother:  Raymond W. Hiester, Sr. husband of Carol of Reading and Three Sisters:  Virginia widow of Kenneth Leed of Reading, Joyce widow of Rodney Steffey of Shillington and Marion wife of Richard Blessing of Hamburg.

Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, August 4 from 6:00-9:00 P.M. and a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 6 at 10:00 A.M. in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn.  Interment private at the convenience of the family.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Joan P. (O’Brien) Hall

Joan P.  Hall, 81, of Reading and formerly of Beverly, MA passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Reading Hospital. She was the widow of George L.  Hall.

Born in Bronx, NY she was a daughter of the late Howard V. and Margaret (Corcoran) O’Brien.

Joan was a nurse’s aide in the State of Massachusetts

She is survived by three Sons; Edmund Flanagan, husband of Barbara A. of Mt. Penn, Brian M. Flanagan, husband of Maureen W. of West Chester, Jerome F. Flanagan of Pottstown, one Daughter; Kathleen M.  wife of Jacob Stofko of Allentown; Five Grandchildren and Three Great-Grandchildren She is also survived by one Brother, Eugene of Maryland and one Sister, Peggy of New York.. She was predeceased by one Grandchild, Brian.

Visitation with the family will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. with services beginning at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, August 5, 2014  in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn.  .Burial will be private in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody, MA. Contributions may be made to The Salvation Army of Boyertown and Beyond 409 S. Reading Ave. Boyertown, PA 19512.

For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Sara E. (Stewart) Shipe

Sara E. (Stewart) Shipe, age 92, formerly of Reading, PA, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Bayside, Wisconsin at the Elizabeth’s Residence.   Sally was born on October 3, 1921 in Chester, Pennsylvania.  Sally graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.  Sally proceeded to earn her Master’s Degree from Temple University and then continued her education and acquired her Principal’s Certification.  Sally loved teaching 3rd grade at TysonSchoener Elementary School and Northwest Elementary School in Reading, PA.  Her first Principal assignment was at Glenside Elementary School.  Sally then transferred to become the Principal of her beloved Tyson Schoener Elementary School.  She was so loved by her teachers and students.  Sally retired from the Reading School District in 1994 at age 72.  Once retired, Sally enjoyed collecting antiques and opened an antique store outside of Reading.  Throughout Sally’s adulthood, she was active in the Order of the Eastern Star, Golden Rule Chapter #390, where she served as Worthy Matron and organist for many years.  At age 81, Sally moved to Grafton, Wisconsin to be with her daughter Susan.  She had a full and exciting life throughout her golden years.  At age 85 years old, Sally started taking ballroom dancing lessons at Fred Astaire, Mequon, Wisconsin.  Shortly thereafter, Sally started to compete in dance competitions up until the age of 89, winning many 1st places.

Sally is survived by her sons, Wayne M. Shipe, Jr. and wife, Lois Shipe of Carmel, IN and Jeffrey B. Shipe, Sr. of Jamison, PA; daughters; Susan J. (Shipe) Rugg of Mequon, WI, and Cynthia A. (Shipe) Komperda of Longmont, CO; 11grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne M. Shipe, Sr.; her parents, Carrie Juniata and William Stewart; and her brother, Harold Stewart.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Lutz Funeral Home, 2100 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 A.M with a service beginning at 11:00 A.M. Sally will be laid to rest at Lauredale Cemetery, 4631 Pottsville Pike, in Reading, PA.  In lieu of flowers, it is Sally’s wish that contributions be made to Tyson Schoener Elementary School, in care of Mr. Sal Sepulveda, Principal, Tyson Schoener Elementary School, 315 S. 5th Street. Reading, PA, 19602 for special programs and resources for the students.  For online condolences please visitwww.LutzFuneralHome.com

June E. (Moyer) Readinger

June E. (Moyer) Readinger, 88, of Fleetwood, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in her daughter’s residence.  Born in Exeter Township, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Stella (Lorah) Moyer.  June worked in housekeeping for Concern in Fleetwood for 17 years.  She is survived by: Five Sons:  Henry husband of Cindy of Jersey Shore, PA, Floyd husband of Cookie of Five Points, Daniel husband of Lori ofRuscombmanor Twp., Barry husband of Deborah ofRuscombmanor Twp., and Allen husband of Sandra of Bethel; Four Daughters:  Mary Ann wife of Thomas Yob of Kutztown, Rose wife of Jeff Kearney of Mohnton, Wendy wife of Michael Miller of Palmerton and Kenda wife of Douglas Hilbert of Lyons; 24 Grandchildren and 40 Great-Grandchildren and One Brother:  Kenneth Moyer of Lake Wynonah.  Visitation with the family will be held from 11:30-1:30 p.m. with services following at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn.  Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.  For online condolences please visitwww.LutzFuneralHome.com

June E. (Moyer) Readinger

June E. (Moyer) Readinger, 88, of Fleetwood, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in her daughter’s residence.  Born in Exeter Township, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Stella (Lorah) Moyer.  June worked in housekeeping for Concern in Fleetwood for 17 years.  She is survived by: Five Sons:  Henry husband of Cindy of Jersey Shore, PA, Floyd husband of Cookie of Five Points, Daniel husband of Lori of Ruscombmanor Twp., Barry husband of Deborah of Ruscombmanor Twp., and Allen husband of Sandra of Bethel; Four Daughters:  Mary Ann wife of Thomas Yob of Kutztown, Rose wife of Jeff Kearney of Mohnton, Wendy wife of Michael Miller of Palmerton and Kenda wife of Douglas Hilbert of Lyons; 24 Grandchildren and 40 Great-Grandchildren and One Brother:  Kenneth Moyer of Lake Wynonah.  Visitation with the family will be held from 11:30-1:30 p.m. with services following at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn.  Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Sydne L. Long

 

Sydne L.  Long, 93, formerly of Mount Penn and Sun City-West, AZ,  passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014 in the Golden Living Center—Exeter Township.  She was the widowof Charles L. Long who passed away September 20, 1977.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Wayne L. andHelen M. (Lorah) Fischer.

Sydne was a graduate of the former Mt. Penn High School in 1938 and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church-Reading.  She was the executive secretary at the Berks Vo-Tech now Berks Career and Technology Center in Oley, Pa for 18 years, retiring in 1984.

Sydne is survived by:  Two Daughters:  Linda Anne wife of Jack M. Lacey of Reading and Suzanne L. wife of Albert Horner of Sun City-West, AZ; Four Grandchildren:  David M. Lacey husband of Kendra, Elizabeth A. wife of David Pawlik, Michael T. Robinson and Mark S. Lacey husband of Patricia; Nine Great-Grandchildren:  Joshua, Taylor, Michael, Seth, Nicole, Matthew, Erin, Chase and Michael and One Brother:  Kenneth L. Fischer husband of Sandra of Reading.  She was pre-deceased by a son Marshall K. “Bud” Long and a brother Rodman W. Fischer.

Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 2, 2014 in Christ Episcopal Church 435 Court Street Reading, PA 19601. Interment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Church Memorial Fund at the above stated address. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.

For online condolences, please visitwww.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

 

Jennifer M. Stutzman

Jennifer M. Stutzman, 36, of Reading, formerly living in New York, passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Spruce Manor.  Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Robert N.Stutzman and Mary T. (Wails) Stutzman of Reading.  Jennifer was an AIDS Educator for the Iris House in New York.  She is survived by four daughters:  Lysaundra Stutzman of New York,Angelyce, Sheala and Deja O’Bryan all of North Carolina; Two Grandchildren and One Brother:  Robert N. Stutzman, Jr. of Coatesville.  Services are private.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

William L. Bertoti

 

William L. Bertoti, 65, of Oley Township, passed away on Saturday July 19, 2014 in the Cape Regional Medical Center- Cape May Courthouse, NJ. He was the husband of Dolores B. (Brough) Bertoti.

Born in Pottstown, he was a son of the late William  and Elizabeth (Beres) Bertoti.

Will was a graduate of Pottstown High School and received his teachers certificate from Temple University.   Will was an Auto Shop Teacher for Pottstown Senior High School for 20 years.  Prior to that he was the service manager for Dan Phelps Buick/GMC.  He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was an active member of St. Catharine of Siena R.C.C. where he completed their RCIA program in 1996 and was the originator of St. Catharine’s Garden Ministry.  He was also a member of the Performance, Inc. Car Club of Pottstown and a member of the Lower Alsace Pool Team.

In addition to his wife, Will is survived by:   Son:  Christopher William Bertoti of Reading and One Sister:  Ilona Kauffman of Pottstown.

The family will receive friends  from 10:30 AM-11:30 A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11:30 AM on Saturday, July 26 in  St. Catharine of Siena R.C.C. 4975 Boyertown Pike Reading, PA 19606.  Interment private.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Willy Bertoti Memorial Scholarship Fund C/O Santander Bank 1565 E. High Street Pottstown, PA 19464 or  to Dolores’s address- 112 Misty Lane Reading, PA 19606. This scholarship fund will be used for Pottstown High School students to go to secondary automotive service schools.

For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Santina “Sadie” Formiconi

Santina “Sadie” Formiconi, 87, of Reiffton, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 in the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her loving family.  She was the widow of Bruno Formiconi who passed away July 31, 1997.  Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Pietro and Josephina (Fabozza) Farrara.  She was a member of St. Catharine of Siena R.C.C. and was a life member of the Victor Emmanuel II Ladies Auxiliary.  Sadie is survived by:  Four Daughters:  Cindy Jo Kohl, Kathleen Formiconi Sola, Nancy Formiconi Weidner all of Exeter Township and Leah Formiconi Smith of Palm Desert, CA; Grandchildren: Dr. Thomas D. Kohl, Kimberly A. Kohl, Nicole A. Rademaekers, Jeremiah J. Sola and Jordan M. Weidner; Great-Grandchildren:  Aubrey Kohl, Hannah Kohl, Braylon Sola, Jaxten Sola, Taytum Sola and Louisa Rademaekers and One Sister:  Dolly Migliore of Shillington.  She was pre-deceased by her siblings-James Farrara, Rose DiMascio, Annie Pachulio, Orlando Farrara, Chester Farrara, Mary Tomeo and Kathryn Farrara.  Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday Evening, July 24 and again from 9:00-10:00 A.M. on Friday, July 25 with services beginning at 10:00 A.M. in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn.  Interment in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale.  Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 15120 Chicago, IL 60693.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

THE REVEREND MARVIN L. HARDING

The Reverend Marvin L. Harding, of Wyomissing, passed away July 18, 2014, just short of his 88th birthday on August 5.  He was the loving husband of Dorace (Hornberger) Harding since July 1, 1951.  Born in Mohnton, son of Paul and Debbie (Stoner) Harding, he was a 1944 graduate of Mohnton High School, a 1950 graduate of Allentown’s Muhlenberg College, and a 1953 graduate of the Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary.  Ordained into the ministry, he served eight years at Jordan Lutheran Church in the Lehigh Valley, thirty years inJacksonwald at Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, where he isPastor Emeritus, three years as an interim pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gouglersville, and seventeen years as the pastoral assistant at Grace Lutheran Church in Shillington.  During those years, he inspired five young men to follow their call into the Lutheran ministry.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served with the 95thDivision during the time of the Battle of the Bulge in Europe.  He completed his 1944-46 military obligation as a chaplain’s assistant, playing the organ for services.  While in seminary he was the chapel organist and choir accompanist.  Later he served for a decade as the organist for the Northeast Pennsylvania Synod.  In early retirement he served as Pastor, Pastoral Assistant and Dean to the Retirees.  As a Mount Penn Rotary member, he was chaplain, piano accompanist and worked on many community projects….Amazingly he found time to ride with the Reading Police Department on domestic calls.  Emphasis was always on his family and parish ministry:creating new programs, stimulating growth, increasing benevolence, developing youth involvement, service pilgrimages, strengthening the faith and witness of the congregation and welcoming new members.

The growth and genuine support of many made it possible to build the new Schwarzwald Sanctuary in 1963.  The bell tower holds a 24 bell carillon imported from the Van Bergen Company in Holland.  Ongoing challenges were well-met for that parish, which was organized in 1737.

Family togetherness was always of great value, towing a trailer and flying to widespread areas!  His legacy to all the lives he touched can in no way be measured.  Blessed to be a blessing, he shall be sorely missed and appreciated for his efforts to make this a better world—-respected and loved always.

In addition to his devoted wife, Dorace, he is survived by daughter Constance, her husband Glenn Uejio of Honolulu, HI; son Joel, his wife Denise of Lorton, VA; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren: Rebecca Uejio Schmidt, husband Ron and daughter Rachel in CA; Steven and Michelle Uejio and daughters Naomi and Mahalia in VA; Kirk and Ruth Uejio in HI.  Other survivors include  brother Emerson Harding and sister Ruth Harding Arnoldin both of Allentown; sister-in-law Lorraine Lesher of Mifflin Court,-Shillington and their families.  He was pre-deceased by brother Warren and brother-in-law Leon Lesher.  Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Schwarzwald Lutheran Church 250 Church Lane Road Reading, PA 19606.  At Pastor Harding’s request, daughter Constance will play the prelude on the harp.    Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rev. Harding’s memory may be given to Schwarzwald Lutheran Church at the above stated address or Grace Lutheran Church 30 Liberty St. Shillington, PA 19607.

Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Penn is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be recorded atwww.LutzFuneralHome.com  Mail may be sent to Mrs. DoraceHarding 2000 Cambridge Ave. Apt. #110 Wyomissing, PA 19610-2723.