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George J. Addison, “Jeff”, 64
George J. Addison, “Jeff”, 64, of Leesport, died unexpectedly on June 15, 2012 in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia.
He was the husband of Nancy L. (Shade) Addison. George and Nancy shared their life together for 30 years.
Born in Reading, he was the son of the late George E. and Catherine A. (Deppen) Addison.
He was a 1965 graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School.
George was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
He first worked for Allentown Portland Cement Company for 17 years. He then worked as an electrician for twenty-six years for East Penn Manufacturing, Lyons, until his retirement in 2011.
George was a member of Maidencreek Church, Blandon. He enjoyed NASCAR and watching television “with his eyes closed.”
Surviving in addition to his wife is one son: Chad Jeffrey Addison, husband of Elaine C. (Storti) Addison, Lower Heidelberg Twp.; one daughter: Tracy J. (Addison), wife of Rodney L. Goldsborough, Mohnton; and four grandchilden: Rejeana, Trisha, Madeline, and Ethan. George is also survived by his four-legged companions: Maggie and Max.
Services will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Centerport. Burial will be in Leesport Cemetery. A viewing will be held in the funeral home Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to Maidencreek Church, 261 Main Street, Blandon, PA 19510. For online condolences, visit, www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.
Rubie R. Burkert, 77
Rubie R. Burkert, 77, of Fleetwood passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Friday evening June 15, 2012 in her residence.
She was the wife of Arlan R. Burkert, they celebrated 57 years of marriage on May 28.
Born in East Macungie on Nov. 9, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Myrl (Scheirer) Reinhard.
She was a 1953 graduate of Emmaus High School. Rubie had worked at Caloric Corporation in Topton for 23 years retiring in 1998.
She was a member St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Fleetwood.
For many years she was a active member the Fleetwood Fire Company Truck Crew. Other memberships include Fleetwood Senior Citizens and Blandon Senior Citizens. She also spent many years as a volunteer at The Lutheran Home in Topton.
Rubie is survived by her husband Arlan and brothers Roger Reinhard and Larry Reinhard both of Emmaus. Three sisters Sterna (Reinhard) Klingborg of Bethlehem, Sandra (Reinhard) Pannone of Corona,Calif., and Donna (Reinhard) Derr of Kutztown. Also surviving are 11 nieces and nephews and three godchildren.
She was a loving devoted wife, sister, aunt, godmother and friend to all who knew her.
Memorial service will be June 23 at 11 a.m. from St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 5 West Arch Street, Fleetwood. A family visitation will be from 10 a.m. to time of service at the church. Inurnment will follow in Becker’s St. Peter’s Cemetery. Contributions can be made to Fleetwood Fire Company Truck Crew, 16 North Chestnut Street, Fleetwood, PA 19522.
Paul M. Hamm, Sr., 88
Paul M. Hamm, Sr., 88, formerly of Strausstown died in the home of his daughter, Joan L. wife of Clarence Bailey of Promise City, Iowa on June 13, 2012.
Paul was the husband of Anna F. (Woerner) Hamm also of Promise City, Iowa.
Born in Albany Township he was the son of the late Clarence R. and Elsie M. (Merkel) Hamm.
Paul was a 1942 graduate of Slatington High School.
He worked for Anthony’s Feed Mill in Strausstown for 30 years. He then worked as a custodian for Ridgewood Associates in Wyomissing for 16 years retiring in 2002.
He was a member of Zion Blue Mountain U.C.C., Strausstown.
Paul was a former member of Union Fire Company #1, Hamburg, Shartlesville Fire Company and Strausstown Fire Company.
He is also survived by three sons, Dennis R., husband of Elaine Hamm of Shartlesville, Paul M., Jr., husband of June Hamm of Shoemakersville and Roger A., husband of Linda Hamm of Shartlesville. In addition he is survived by two brothers, John C. Hamm of Beaumont, Texas and James D. Hamm of Kempton, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one sister and one brother.
Funeral services June 19 at 11 a.m. from the Zion Blue Mountain U.C.C., 6573 Old 22, Strausstown, with a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church. A viewing was held on Monday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, 40 S. 4th Street, Hamburg, PA. 19526. Burial in Strausstown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Zion Blue Mountain U.C.C. 6573 Old 22, Strausstown, Pa. 19559
Online condolences may be expressed at www.burkeydriscoll.com.
Jean E. McCulley, 80
Jean E. McCulley, 80, of Rockland Township, passed away in her residence on June 11, 2012.
Jean was the wife of Wesley J. McCulley; they would have been married 61 years on June 23.
Born in Rockland Township on Sept. 21, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Edison A. Fegley and Mabel I. (Angstadt) Fegley.
She was a member of Christ Mertz Lutheran Church in Dryville.
Jean loved her family and being involved in the lives of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her passion was baking and was well known for her theme cakes and come fat Tuesday she would be making fasnacht’s by the hundreds giving them to family and friends. Other interests included crocheting and word search.
Surviving is her husband Wesley; their five children Linda D. (McCulley) Troop of New Jerusalem, Lynn D. McCulley and his wife Joanne of Fleetwood, Keith W. McCulley, Sr. and his wife Teresa of Reading, Michael A. McCulley and his wife Luann of Walnuttown and Doreen J. (McCulley), wife of John Schweitzer of Fleetwood. Also 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers and two sisters: Kenneth R. Fegley, Fleetwood, Lynnwood N. Fegley, Fleewood, Janet F. (Fegley) Hafer of Fleetwood and Joyce D. (Fegley) Grim of Fleetwood.
Jean was preceded in death by a brother Marvin L. Fegley.
Services wereJune 14 at 2:30 p.m.from Mae A. Stump Funeral Home, Inc., 117 West Main Street, Fleetwood. A viewing wasJune 14 from 1 p.m. to time of service. Burial in Hope Cemetery, Dryville. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Avenue, Reading, PA 19605.
Elaine E. Reading, 66
Elaine E. Reading, 66, of Edenburg, Windsor Twp., died June 14, 2012 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Twp.
Her husband, Thomas C. Reading, died Aug. 3, 2004.
Born in Stony Run, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Peiffer) Stump.
Elaine was a member of St. Michael’s Church, Tilden Twp. She enjoyed game shows, puzzles, and sewing; and was an active participant in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.
Elaine is survived by one son: Jason T., husband of Justine M. (Baer) Reading, Windsor Twp.; one daughter: Justine A. (Reading), wife of Jamie D. Sampson, Windsor Twp.; and three granddaughters: Alexis, Haylee, and Kylah. She is also survived by five brothers: Willis, Dallas, and David Stump, all of Virginville; Lee Stump, Lenhartsville; and Roger Stump, Kutztown; and two sisters: Mary A. (Stump) Reber, Pottsville; and Linda (Stump) Brumbach, Fleetwood. Elaine was predeceased by a grandson: Braydon.
Services June 20 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Michael’s Church, 529 St. Michael’s Road, Hamburg. Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Tilden Twp. A viewing June 20 in the church 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Avenue, Reading, PA 19605. Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Hamburg is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, visit, www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.
James J. “Chub”, 62
James J. “Chub”, 62, of Boyertown passed away on June 16, 2012 in his residence.
He was the husband of Sandra (Wagner) Reinert.
Born in Douglassville he was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Swavely) Reinert.
Chub was a graduate of Pottstown High School. A member of Gabelsville AA and Performance Inc. Car Club, Pottstown. He was a Mechanic for Reinert’s Garage.
Surviving with his wife Sandra are two sons, Bradley still at home, and Christopher of Reading; a daughter, Tracy, wife of John Yost of Kutztown; sister, Mary Lou Reinert Renninger of Earl Township; two brothers, Charles H. Reinert of Fleetwood and Paul C. Reinert of Chicago and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Donald Reinert.
Funeral services 11 a.m., June 20, at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 111 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown, with a viewing June 19, between 7 and 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.Burial in Frieden’s Cemetery, Oley.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society , 498 Bellevue Avenue, Reading, PA 19605. Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com.
Beverly A. Rubenstein, 84
Beverly A. Rubenstein, 84, of Reading, died on June 7, 2012 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Twp.
She was the wife of Cecil Rubenstein; they married on Aug. 3, 1989.
Born in Lebanon on Feb. 2, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Hazel (Taylor) Mengel.
Beverly was employed with Schuler Machine Corp. as a bookkeeper for 10 years before retiring in 2000.
She enjoyed reading, gardening and sewing. Beverly loved animals of all kind and had a soft spot for babies. She especially loved to spend time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Cecil, Beverly is survived by two sons, Scott T. Warden and his companion, Sherry Hayes of Fleetwood and Mark W. Warden and his wife, Elizabeth of Sinking Spring; two daughters, Cynthia Warden of Birdsboro and Kathie Painter and her husband, Jeffrey of Birdsboro; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Services will be private. Arrangements are by Auman’s Inc. Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent to www.aumansinc.com.
Harry Lamont Schaeffer, 97
Harry Lamont Schaeffer, 97, died June 16, 2012 in his Bern Township residence, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the husband of Mildred Evelyn (Kerr) Schaeffer who died Nov. 1, 2005.
Born Nov. 15, 1914 in Albany Township, he was a son of the late Llewellyn and Maude (Seidel) Schaeffer.
Harry was self-employed as a farmer for more than 60 years, retiring in 1992. He was well known for “Schaeffer’s Sweet Corn.”
He was the oldest member of Zion Moselem Lutheran Church, Kutztown.
Harry was proud of his local postcards which were published in George Meiser’s Passing Scene through Berks Historical Society of Reading.
Surviving are two daughters: Nancy L., wife of Marlin R. Hunsicker of Tilden Township and Janice A., wife of George W. Mills of Lower Heidelberg Township.
Other survivors include a sister, Ruth, wife of Frederick Adam of Maidencreek Township; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Hinkle, Tiffany Wetzel and Jennifer Watkins; two step grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren.
Harry was predeceased by two sisters, Elsie Adam and Anna Schaeffer, who died as an infant.
Services will be June 21 at 10 a.m. in Zion Moselem Lutheran Church. A viewing will be held June 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. in Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale and June 21 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service, in the church. Burial will be in Zion Moselem Cemetery, Kutztown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Zion Moselem Church, 340 Moselem Church Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530 and or Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604. For online condolences, visit www.christfuneralhome.com.
Shirley F. (Fink) Wolf, 78
Shirley F. (Fink) Wolf, 78, of Fleetwood died June 14, 2012 at 2:35 p.m. in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg.
She had resided at the Evan’s Retirement Center since 2007.
Mrs. Wolf is the widow of John W. Wolf who died May 25, 2009.
Born in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 3, 1934,she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Sarah F. (Evans) Fink.
Surviving are three sons; Eric V., husband of Jacqueline Wolf of Rockland Township; Curtis B., husband of Donna Wolf of Sewell, N.J.; and Roger W., husband of Ruthann Wolf of Ellington, Conn.
There are 10 grandchildren.
She is also surviveda sister, Linda Tolbert, of Baltimore, Md.
Mrs. Wolf was a member of Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir. She was a former member of Collingwood Bible Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir. She was very active in her church community serving as Sunday school teacher, and assisting with Bible school.
For hobbies Shirley enjoyed her computer, gardening, vacation trips, and health foods.
Mrs. Wolf last worked 10 years for Rutgers’s University School of Law as a secretary. Prior to that employment she was a secretary for the Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D.C., for two years. Also, she had been employed five years by the State of Delaware. Funeral services from Kirkhoff Funeral Home, 206 North Main Street, Bernville on June 20 at 10:30 a.m. with her Pastor Ross Ritter officiating. Family receiving friends 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Graveside services with interment June 20 at 2:30 p.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hurffville, N.J. Condolences may be offered at www.kirkhofffuneralhome.com.