Obits: Kutztown photographer Jeff Unger, 101 year-old Lyon Station resident

JEFFREY M. UNGER

Jeffrey M. Unger, 61, of Kutztown, died suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in his residence.

He was the husband of Pamela G. (Fenstermacher) Unger. They were married April 23, 1977.

Born in West Reading, he was a son of Paul J. Unger of Kutztown, and the late Mildred A. (Wessner) Unger.

He was a member of Christ (DeLong) United Church of Christ, Bowers.

Jeff served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

He was a 1970 graduate of Kutztown Area High School and attended the former Hiram Scott College, Nebraska, and Kutztown University.

Jeff was the owner and operator of Ungers Studio, Kutztown, from 1976 until the present. He was also a freelance carpenter for over 20 years.

Jeff was a member of the Kutztown Lion’s Club and the president of a local Breakfast Club. He was an avid golfer.

Survivors: Wife; father; daughter, Stephanie A. Unger, companion of Carlos Vasquez, Jr., Kutztown; son, Jeremy T., husband of Caitlin B. (Hadley) Unger, West Roxbury, MA; brother, Paul R., husband of Donna K. (George) Unger, Lenhartsville; two grandchildren, Sophia J. and Madeline A. Unger; and two step grandchildren, Matthew R. and Makayla C. Vasquez; and his beloved dog, Ziva. He was predeceased by a half brother, Larry R. Fink in 2006.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at noon in Christ (DeLong) United Church of Christ, 63 Old Bowers Road, Bowers with Reverend Donald C. Simmons officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Berks County Memorial Gardens, Fleetwood. Relatives and friends may call Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, and Saturday morning from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the church.

Contributions: The family requests contributions be made to the Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 North 11th Street, Reading PA 19604-1506, or online at hsbcdev.com. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.

LILLIAN H. WASSER

Lillian H. (Mosser) Wasser, 101, of Lyon Station, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in her residence. She was the widow of Charles J. Wasser, who died Oct. 8, 1988.

Born in Mohnton, she was a daughter of the late Irvin and Elizabeth (Peters) Mosser.

Mrs. Wasser was a member of Christ (DeLong) United Church of Christ, Bowers.

She was employed as a turner/folder for the former William G. Leininger, Inc. Hosiery Factory, Lyon Station for more than 50 years.

Mrs. Wasser enjoyed gardening, and had a love for flowers.

Survivors: Daughter, Jacqueline K. (Wasser), widow of Glenn D. Fenstermacher; son, Glenn A. Wasser, both of Lyon Station; three grandchildren, Lori L. (Fenstermacher), wife of Robert Greenawalt, The Villages, Fla.; Kurt G., husband of Elaine (Falcone) Fenstermacher, Gilbertsville, and Bart C., husband of Erin (Cooney) Fenstermacher, Lyon Station.

In addition, there are also six great grandchildren, Abby and Andrew Greenawalt, Daniel, Zachary, Jacob, and Maia Fenstermacher. She was predeceased by sisters, Carrie (Mosser) Angstadt, Dora (Mosser) Swoyer, Roxie (Mosser) Reidenhour.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 18, at 10:30 a.m. from Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown. Interment will follow in Lyons Cemetery, Lyon Station. Relatives and friends may call Friday morning from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

The family requests contributions be made to the Lyons Cemetery Memorial Fund c/o Hope Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 88, Bowers, PA 19511-0088. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com

LEONARD T. ANICOLA, SR.

Leonard T. Anicola, Sr., 85, of Kutztown, formerly of El Segunda, Calif., and Las Vegas, N.V., died Oct. 18, 2013 in the Kutztown Manor.

He was the husband of Betty Mae (Hartman) Anicola. They were married 36 years in September 2013.

He was born in Bethlehem, a son of the late Anthony and Antoinette (Francone) Anicola.

He worked in the Park Maintenance Dept. of the city of ElSegunda, Calif., for 12 years retiring in 1990.

He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy.

Survivors, besides his wife, include a son Leonard T. Anicola, Jr. of Bethlehem; a daughter Rosemarie wife of Michael Davis, Rockford, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Patricia E. Williams, Northampton; stepsons David W. (Joanne) Price and Dennis P. (Debra) Reppert, all of Kutztown; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and a mother-in-law Ellen F. Reppert of Kutztown. He is also survived by a sister Mae Davoli, of Bethlehem.

Funeral service is Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. in the Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, (Rt. 143), New Tripoli, Pa. 18066, with a calling hour beginning at 9 a.m. Rev. Scott L. Shay officiating. Interment in Jacobs Union Cemetery, New Tripoli. Online condolences may be recorded at www.nesterfuneralhome.com.

STEPHEN SCRIP

Stephen Scrip, 77, of Alburtis, died Oct. 18, 2013 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the widower of Dolores J. (Hess) Scrip who died Feb. 8, 2006.

Born in New York City, New York, he was a son of the late Anna Lantz.

Mr. Scrip was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Huff’s Union Church, Alburtis.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He attended Boyertown High School.

Mr. Scrip was employed as a laborer by Cabot Corporation, Boyertown, for 38 years, retiring in 2002.

He was a member of Ray A. Master Post 217, American Legion, Topton, and Pikeville Sportman’s Association.

He was an avid New York Yankees Fan. He enjoyed rose gardening, keeping up with his home landscaping, traveling, morning walks with Butch and Dutch, and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.

Survivors: Daughter, Susan M. (Scrip), wife of Charles C. Kayhart; son, Stephen M. Scrip, both of Alburtis; sister, Carol Andrukatis, Boyertown; brother, Nicholas Scrip, Lancaster; uncle, John Scrip, Salt Lake City, UT; three grandsons; Jason M. Scrip, Erik S. Kayhart, Bryce M. Kayhart; four-legged companion, Barnabus. He was predeceased by sisters, Janice Tarowski and Annette Lantz; and a brother, Frederick Lantz.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in Huff’s Union Church, 540 Conrad Road, Alburtis, with Reverend Jane M. Kropa officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by the Ray A. Master Post 217, American Legion Honor Guard, will follow in Huff’s Church Union Cemetery, Alburtis. Relatives and friends may call Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 25 East Weis Street, Topton; and Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the church.

The family requests contributions be made to Huff’s Union Church, 540 Conrad Road, Alburtis, PA 18011. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.

ALMA K. WEAVER

Alma K. Weaver, 87, of Richmond Township, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 in her home.

Alma was the wife of Deacon Jason B. Weaver. They were married Jan. 13, 1949 and would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in January.

Born in Brutus, MI., she was a daughter to the late Abram B. and Fannie (Kilmer) Ringler.

Mrs. Weaver was a member of the Groffdale Conference of Mennonites and attended Older Order Mennonite Church, Fleetwood.

Survivors: In addition to her husband, are five daughters, Pauline R. (Weaver) wife of Ralph M. Martin, Thorp, WI., Anna R. (Weaver) wife of Rufus N. Martin, Withee, WI., Vera R. (Weaver) widow of Ernest K. Newswanger, Kutztown, Elsie R. (Weaver) wife of Daniel Z. Brubacher, Withee, WI., and Susan R. (Weaver) wife of Lester S. Martin, Withee, WI.; Sons, Daniel R. widower of Betty Jane (Snyder) Weaver, Mertztown and Eugene R. husband of Edna K. (Newswanger) Weaver, Fleetwood.

Other survivors include 72 grandchildren and 107 great grandchildren.

There is also a brother, Samuel K. Ringler, East Earl, and a sister-in-law, Esther W. (Oberholtzer) wife of predeceased brother, Amos K. Ringler.

Mrs. Weaver was predeceased by brothers, Floyd K. Ringler and Emerson K. Ringler; and sisters, Elsie K. Ringler, Alice K. (Ringler) Newswanger, Annie K. (Ringler) Rissler, Emma K. (Ringler) Newswanger and Barbara K. (Ringler) Gehman. She was also predeceased by three grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at 9 a.m. from her late residence, with services continuing at 9:30 a.m. at Old Order Mennonite Church Cemetery, Fleetwood. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. in her late residence. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.

WAYNE W. LESHER

Wayne W. Lesher, 77, of Jefferson Twp., passed away Wednesday Oct. 16 in the Reading Hospital.

He was married to Shirley M. (Davis) Lesher. Wayne and Shirley were married on June 11, 1960 and celebrated fifty three years of marriage.

Born January 3, 1936 at his family home in Jefferson Twp., he was the son of the late Arthur and Carrie ( Wendling) Lesher.

He attended a one room school house in Jefferson Twp., then the Penn Bernville High School.

He was a lifelong farmer and an advocate for agriculture. Since 1970 he was the owner and operator the Way-Har Dairy Farm and Way-Har Dairy Store which Wayne’s family continue to operate today.

He served in the Army for two years.

He was an active member of Zion Blue Mountain United Church of Christ in Strausstown where he served as a former president of consistory.

He was a member of Berks County Farm City Council, was on the board of Strausstown Union Cemetery, additionally, he served on the Jefferson Twp. Planning Commission for thirty years, and was a member of the Shartlesville Grange.

He was a former member of Northkill Jaycees and Reading Jaycees.

He was named a Master Farmer in 1974, served as Past President of Berks County Holstein Assoc., and Past President of Berks Co. 4-H Extension Board.

He was a graduate of Penn State RULE Program, and was an avid an officer in the Berks German Fersommling, and a member of several local Grundsow Lodges.

Additional survivors include his son, William W. Lesher, husband of Lolly Lesher of Upper Tulpehocken Twp. Wayne’s greatest joy and passion were his four grandchildren, Joshua, Jaylene, Laura, and Olivia Lesher.

There are two brothers, Forest Lesher of Franconia and Harold Lesher of Upper Tulpehocken Twp.

He was the beloved nephew of the late Franklin S. and Sallie Stine.

Funeral services were Oct. 19 in Zion Blue Mountain United Church of Christ, Strausstown.

Rev. Stephen Ericson officiated. Interment followed in Strausstown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion Blue Mountain UCC, P.O. Box 98, Strausstown PA, 19559 or Berks Co. 4-H Development Fund, 1278 County Welfare Rd., Leesport, PA 19533.

JOHN C. TRABOSH, III

John C. Trabosh, III, 63 of Mohrsville in the home of his sister in Perry Twp. on October 19, 2013.

His wife, Deborah K. (Kohler) Trabosh died September 14, 2010.

John was the son of the late John C. Trabosh, Jr. and Rosetta C. (Keller) Trabosh of Hamburg.

He worked as a truck driver his entire life, last working for Furnace Stream Farms.

In addition to his mother, John is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth wife of Jason “Bubba” Kleinsmith, Lenhartsville, estranged son, John C. Trabosh IV, and estranged daughter Stacey Fritz. He is also survived by 3 granddaughters, 4grandsons, 6 brothers and sisters, Joan Showalter, Shoemakersville, Brad Tarbosh, Lenhartsville, Carol Kern, Leesport, Gary Trabosh, Leesport, Lori Fritz, Hamburg and Julie Himmelberger, Hamburg.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in the Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Inc. 40 South 4th St. Hamburg, PA. 19526. A viewing was held from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Hamburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.burkeydriscoll.com.