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Gail Thomas

August 27, 1952 — January 17, 2024

Gail Thomas, 71, of Laureldale, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. She was the wife of Glenn R. Thomas. Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late George S. and Florence M. (Eck) Buchert. Gail graduated from Reading High School, and was later an artisan, selling her hand-made items in a shop. She enjoyed taking care of and spending time with her family, and cherished her eight grandchildren. Gail was an avid gardener, and loved photography and crocheting. She embraced Native American Culture in her daily life. Gail was a very spiritual person, and felt a deep connection to angels.

In addition to her husband, Gail is survived by her daughters, Christeena L. Hauck, wife of Scott M., Teresa A. Dietrich, and Jennifer J. Stout, her sister Mary Balloch, her brothers Dennis and Barry Buchert, eight grandsons, and seven great-grandchildren.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm with a memorial service beginning at 12:00 pm in Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit

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