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Howard Eberly Jr.

April 5, 1929 — November 4, 2021

Howard Eberly Jr., 92, of Bern Township, passed away on Thursday, November 4th, 2021, in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Patricia Eberly, with whom he celebrated 68 years of marriage. Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Howard Eberly Sr. and Clara (Hettinger) Eberly. Howard graduated from Reading High School in 1947, and went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army. After his time in the military, Howard worked as an insurance agent for Prudential for over 40 years. He was a member of the Reading Masonic Lodge 549, and the Reading Chapter of the Rajah Shrine.

In addition to his wife, Howard is survived by his daughter Gail Dengler, Temple; his sons David Eberly, husband of Shelly, Redmond, WA, and Kerry Eberly, husband of Linda, Laurys Station; his grandchildren Ashleigh Gehret, wife of Scott, Leesport, Alysson Robitzer, wife of Benjamin, West Lawn, Andrew Dengler, Leesport, Brandon Eberly, husband of Laura, Gorham, ME; Ryan Eberly, husband of Amanda, Columbia, MD and Kirsten Eberly, partner of Katherine Kleving, Hawaii. He is also survived by his great grandchildren Aiden Gehret, Alexander Gehret, Adysson Gehret, Axel Dengler, Alec Robitzer, and Maxwell Eberly; and his sister Catherine Grieff, wife of Robert, Reading. He was preceded in death by his sisters Thelma Burkhart, Frances Sweigart, Ethel Malek, Larue Huber, and Doris Eberly; and his brother Richard Eberly.

Services will be private at the convenience of Howard's family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children of Philadelphia, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Ave Reading, PA 19606 is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit
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