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Calvin Miller

CALVIN R. MILLER

Calvin R. “Cally” Miller, 85, of Topton, died Nov. 19, 2013 in his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of Betty J. (Lesher) Miller. They were married June 12, 1948.

Born in Topton, he was a son of the late Calvin and Bertha M. (Latshaw) Miller.

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He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton.

Mr. Miller was a United States Navy veteran serving in World War II.

Following his discharge from the Navy, Mr. Miller worked for the U.S. Postal Service, in their Topton branch. He then was employed in the enamel plant at the former Caloric Corporation, Topton, for 42 years until his retirement in 1990. Mr.

Miller was one of the founders of the Topton Little League Association, Topton, where he served as a manager and board member in the 1960’s through the 1970s.

He loved going to the casinos; taking care of his landscape and flowers; watching movies; and was an avid baseball fan, especially the Philadelphia Phillies. He also loved his late poodle, FiFi, and cat, Bootsy.

Survivors: Wife; daughters, Vicky Lee (Miller), wife of Timothy J. Geist, LuAnn (Miller), wife of Randy A. Bennecoff, both of Fleetwood; three grandchildren, Tara A. (Bennecoff), wife of Scott W. Ohl, Alburtis, Darrin M., husband of Megan (Marino) Geist, Richboro, Bucks Co., Michael A., husband of Stephanie (Hoch) Bennecoff, Lititz, Lancaster, Co.; and seven great grandchildren, Morgan R. and Shane E. Ohl, Aiden B., Abigail K., and Alexander R. Geist, Derek M. and Kayla H. Bennecoff. He was predeceased by sisters, Arlene Miller, and one at birth.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, 121 South Home Avenue, Topton, with Reverend Scott A. Staub and Reverend MaryAnn Hamm officiating. Inurnment, with military honors provided by Ray A. Master Post 217, American Legion Honor Guard, Topton, will follow in Topton Union Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the church.

The family requests contributions to be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 37, Topton, PA 19562-0037 or Life Choice Hospice, 10 Zion Church Road, Suite 204, Shoemakersville, PA 19555. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.

MARLEAH (MILLER) KLINE

Marleah (Miller) Kline, 75, of Fleetwood, passed away Nov. 17, 2013 at Reading Hospital, West Reading.

She was born Feb. 7, 1938 at the Reading Hospital to the late Amzie Joshua and Evelyn (Eberts) Miller.

Marleah graduated from Tamaqua High and graduated from Reading Hospital School of Nursing.

She enjoyed bird watching and walking at Hawk Mountain.

She is survived by her sons’ Kevin B. husband of Alison and Douglas B. husband of Karen. In addition she is survived by her two sisters’ Carol Girman wife of Michael and Sandra Besch wife of Robert. There are also four grandchildren, Kaleigh, Erin, Alexandra and Hunter.

Marleah was predeceased by her parents, her brother Amzie O. Miller and sister Diane Duncan.

A memorial service will be held Saturday Nov. 23, 2013 at Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, 40 South Fourth Street, Hamburg PA 19526. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a short service.

Contributions can be made to: Hawk Mountain, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton PA 19529.

MARY JANE YOHN

Mary Jane Yohn, 88, of Kutztown passed away Nov. 21, 2013 in the Reading Hospital.

Mrs. Yohn resided in Kutztown and was thedaughter of the late George L. and Elizabeth A.(Weiherer) Pawling.

She was a member of St. John’s UCC, Kutztown where she was involved in the packing of candy.

Mary Jane was employed in the parts department of the former Lindgren Chrysler-Plymouth and the former Paul Held Chrysler-Plymouth.

She was a 1942 graduate of Reading High School and was a catcher for the former Kauffman Maids softball team.

She is survived by two daughters Nancy wife of Russell Beck, Lititz; Susan wife of Richard Wagner, Reading; two sonsJay A. husband of Donna, Reading; Barry, Temple; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren.

Services Tuesday Nov. 26, at 11 A.M. in the Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Inc. 346 W. Main St., Kutztown.Interment in Berks County Memorial Gardens, Maidencreek Township.Viewing Tuesday 10 A.M. to time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the memorial fund of St. John’s UCC, 257 W. Walnut St., Kutztown, Pa. 19530. To express permanent online words of comfort, please visit www.hildenbrandfuneralhome.com.

ELIZABETH A. DALICKAS

Elizabeth A. Dalickas, Mertztown, died Nov. 20, 2013 in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, after a brief illness. She is the widow of Stanley Dalickas who died in 1994.

Born in Dickson City, daughter of the late Willard and Blanch Hulse Cottrell.

She was a hairdresser but over the years she was employed at many other places.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Kutztown. Elizabeth was a loving Grandmother and an avid bingo player.

Surviving are two sons, Stanley, Nazareth, Robert and wife Sharon, Mertztown, a daughter Deborah and husband Sam Miller, Mertztown, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren a brother Willard and sister Lillian Jackson and nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday, Nov. 23, 9a.m. from the Bomberger-Lesko Funeral Home Inc. 1660 N. Main Ave. with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30a.m. in St. Peter’s Cathedral, interment Cathedral Cemetery, friends may call today 7 to 9p.m.