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Grace C. Thompson

Grace C. Thompson, 92, of Douglassville, passed away in her residence on Monday, June 8, 2015.  She was the widow of William A. Thompson who passed away in 1993.  Born in Jersey City, NJ she was a daughter of the late Michael J. and Anna (Battle) O’Malley.  Grace was a member of St. Catharine of Siena R.C.C.-Exeter Township.  She was employed by First Jersey Savings and Loan almost 25 years, lastly as the secretary to the president.  She was an avid lover of New York professional football, love of her dogs and especially loved being with family.  Grace is survived by:  One Daughter: Kathleen T. Brent with whom she resided, One Son:  William M. Thompson husband of Carol of Newtown Square; Four Grandchildren:  Billy, Keith, Dana and Chris; Five Great-Grandchildren:  Emily, Joe, Ian, Declan and James and One Sister:  Dorothy Winrow of Whiting, NJ.  She was pre-deceased by her sisters Mary and Ruth.  Visitation with family and friends will be held from 9:30-10:30 A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, June 12, 2015 in St. Catharine of Siena R.C.C. 4975 Boyertown Pike Reading, PA 19606.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Emmaus, PA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Oncology Department of the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center 1600 E. High Street Pottstown, PA 19464.  Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Brian P. Schwartz

Brian P.  Schwartz, 58, of Exeter Township, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015. He was the husband of Cheryl (Snyder)Schwartz.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Charles Schwartz and Alberta (Schower) Schwartz of Exeter Township.

Brian was the former owner of B.P. Schwartz and Company and was currently employed by Merck Pharmaceuticals as a pipe fitter.  Brian was a member of St. Catharine of Siena R.C.C.  He was also a member of the NRA and the Master Plumbers Association.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren,  his Chevelle and will be missed by his dog Jake.

In addition to his wife and mother, Brian is survived by:  Two Sons:  Matthew Schwartz of Birdsboro and Michael Schwartz of Muhlenberg; One Daughter:  Tracy wife of Kyle Mell of Exeter Township;  Five grandchildren,Two Brothers:  Charles and Peter Schwartz and One Sister:  Pamela Schumacher.  He was pre-deceased by two brothers.

Visitation with friends and family will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 3, 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 Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance 1234 Penn Ave. Wyomissing, Pennsylvania 19610.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Claire M. Fessler

Claire M. Fessler, 87, of Lower Alsace Township, passed away June 4, 2015 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  She was the widow of Elmer G. Fessler who passed away September 23, 2003.  Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Allen M. and Kathryn M. (Koppenberg) Schweitzer.  Claire was a 1945 graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was a member of the choir.  She was the financial secretary for the Lower Alsace Fire Company.  Claire was employed as a clerk for the City of Reading for 23 years, retiring in 1991.  She is survived by:  Four Daughters:  Carol Ann Rieger, Claire M. Rieger, Diane M. (Rieger) wife of Michael Flammer and Susan M. (Rieger) wife of Mark Faust all of Reading; Three Grandchildren: Michael, Jeannine and Amy and Four Great-Grandchildren: Nicholas, Kayleigh, Emma and Brayden. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton. 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

 

Brian P. Schwartz

Brian P.  Schwartz, 58, of Exeter Township, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015. He was the husband of Cheryl (Snyder)Schwartz. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Charles Schwartz and Alberta (Schower) Schwartz of Exeter Township.

Brian was the former owner of B.P. Schwartz and Company and was currently employed by Merck Pharmaceuticals as a pipe fitter.  Brian was a member of St. Catharine of Siena R.C.C.  He was also a member of the NRA and the Master Plumbers Association.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren,  his Chevelle and will be missed by his dog Jake.

In addition to his wife and mother, Brian is survived by:  Two Sons:  Matthew Schwartz of Birdsboro and Michael Schwartz of Muhlenberg; One Daughter:  Tracy wife of Kyle Mell of Exeter Township;  Five grandchildren,Two Brothers:  Charles and Peter Schwartz and One Sister:  Pamela Schumacher.  He was pre-deceased by two brothers.

Visitation with friends and family will be held from 10:00-11:00 A.M. with services beginning at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 3, 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 Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance 1234 Penn Ave. Wyomissing, Pennsylvania 19610.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Grace E. Weidenheimer

Grace E. Weidenheimer, 94, of Kenhorst, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 in her residence.  She was the widow of James C. Weidenheimer who passed away August 8, 1979.  Born on October 21, 1920, in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lizzie (Drumheller) Lutz.  She spent her early years working in a box factory.  Upon marrying Jim, she became a homemaker and together they raised their three children.  Grace was a life member of Kenhorst Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and 18th Ward Democratic Club.  Mom liked to laugh and have fun and spend time with young people.  She especially liked listening to Phillies baseball, country music, WEEU, TV game shows, and talking with her friends at Kenhorst Fire Company.  She looked forward to Saturday shopping trips.  She enjoyed baking, dancing, playing cards, board games and reading.  Mom was a strong and feisty lady who loved her family and took pride in her home.  She remained independent managing on her own even after losing her sight until just the last few months of her life.  She is survived by her children, Rita M. wife of Carl E. Graczyk, Harry C. Weidenheimer and Roger I. Weidenheimer; Grandchildren, Scott A. Weidenheimer, Karen L. Weidenheimer and John O. Graczyk.  She was pre-deceased by her brothers, Howard and Irvin and Daughter-In-Law, Suzanne M. (Schlener), wife of Harry C. Weidenheimer.  Visitation with family and friends will be held from 9:00-10:00 A.M. with services beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 29, 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 Vision Resource Center 2020 Hampden Blvd. Reading, PA 19604.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Thanks, Mom, for always being there for us.  We will miss you.  God Bless You.

Helen G. Frasso

Helen G. Frasso went to be with the Lord May 23, 2015.  She is the daughter of

the late L. Grace (Garis) and Wayne S. Loose of Reading.  Her passion was

dancing which lead her to join the Pearl Hanes Dance Troop traveling throughout

the east after attending Muhlenberg High School. She became a widow to John V.

Miller of West Lawn after a few short years of marriage. She is also a widow of

James G. Frasso of Reading.  She loved her family and leaves behind a daughter

Linda S. Frasso and two grandchildren Jessica Snyder Bell and Jason T. Snyder

all residing in Myrtle Beach, SC.  There are 5 great grandchildren:  Jason

Snyder – 16, Danica Snyder – 13, Bethany Snyder – 4, Katelyn Bell- 3 Mendel Bell

9 months.  She also has a son Gerald W. Frasso.  We will all miss her.  Visitation with family and friends will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with services beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn.  Interment in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Tuckerton.  In lieu

of flowers, please send a contribution to the charity of choice.  For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

Vincent C. Brickey

Vincent C. Brickey, 60, of Reading, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.  He was the husband of Rosalie (Hussmann) Brickey.  Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Hoyt and Teresa M. (Gehringer) Brickey.  Vince was an ironworker for Ironworkers Union Local #420.  He loved to camp and target shoot.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by: Two Daughters:  Kristi Brickey and Magan (Brickey) Lavigna; Two Grandchildren; Two Step-Sons and Two Sisters:  Barbara A. wife of Tobi Mengle of Birdsboro and Diane M. wife of Mark Gehringer of Oley.  A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave. Mt. Penn.  Interment private at the convenience of the family.  For online condolences please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com

 

Millicent L. Strouse

Millicent L. Strouse, 83, of Reading, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 in ManorCare Health Services, Laureldale.  She was born in Pottstown.  Millie was employed as a seamstress for Valley Forge Flag Company for over 20 years.  She is survived by her grandson Adam Lee Miller fiancé of BreAnna Berg and her son-in-law Donald Miller.  She was pre-deceased by her daughter Carol A. Miller.  Services 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

Miriam L. (nee Hawk) Nein

Miriam L. (nee Hawk) Nein passed peacefully Saturday, May 16, 2015 with her son, David E. Nein Jr., and “daughter” Marybeth (nee Lutz) Nein by her side. Miriam was the daughter of the late Charles and Kathryn (nee Wetherhold) Hawk. She was predeceased by her husband David E. Nein Sr. on May 11, 2011, and brothers Charles and Donald Hawk.

Known as “Mom” to many, she was loved by everyone who knew her for her kind heart, great sense of humor, and favorite beer, Yuengling Premium. She had no limits in giving of herself and whatever she had to everyone. Everyone who came in contact with her was sure to receive a hug and kiss upon meeting and departing. Her cooking and baking skills were rivaled and appreciated by all.

Surviving are her son, David E. Nein, Jr. and wife Marybeth (Lutz), grandsons David S. Nein with wife Rosa, Dustin L. Nein with partner Amy Oxenreider, Cory Nein, Ryan Bieber and wife Vanessa; granddaughters Amanda Brooks (nee Bieber) with partner Nick Serpa, and Shelby Bieber. There are also seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara (nee Hawk) Regar, and her husband David.

“Mim” retired from Wells Fargo (Meridian) in 1991 and from the Antietam School District as secretary to the Principal at Mt. Penn High School in 1970.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or securely online at www.delawarehospice.org.

Dorothy H. DeBeck

Dorothy H.  DeBeck, of Mt. Penn, passed away on ThursdayMay 14 in her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was the loving wife of Robert E.  DeBeck whom celebrated 55 years of marriage.  Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Frank S. and Helen S. (Kazmierczak) Wesolowski.  Dorothy worked for Lucent Technologies for many years until her retirement and was a member of St. Catherines of Sienna RCC.  Dorothy loved gardening, flowers, reading and especially her grandchildren.  Dorothy is survived by one daughter Debra A. of Mt. Penn, three grandchildren: Matthew, Timothy and Emily.  She is also survived by one brother Richard Wesolowski husband of Jeannie of Mohnton, brother in law Lawrence DeBeck husband of Barbara and many nieces and nephews.  She is pre deceased by one grandson Nicholas Scott Hauck.  Friends may call on Tuesday May 19 from 9:30 am- 10:30 am with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:30 am at St. Catharine of Siena Chapel 2427 Perkiomen Ave Mt. Penn. Interment will be Forest Hills Memorial Park, Lutz Funeral Home, Mt. Penn. is in charge of arrangements.For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com