Hamburg area obituaries

Dorothy Greenawalt
Dorothy Greenawalt

Dorothy M. Greenawalt

Dorothy M. (Himmelberger) Greenawalt, 86 of Hamburg, passed away December 16, 2013 while in hospice care at the Orwigsburg Center. She was the daughter of the late Jacob and Edna (Arndt) Himmelberger. Dorothy was married to the late Arlan N. Greenawalt who passed away in May, 2004. They were married 58 years and enjoyed traveling/cruising and spending time with family and friends.

She was a member of the First United Church of Christ for 75 years and a graduate of Hamburg High School, class of 1945. Dorothy worked in various knitting mills within the community and was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Beverly A. Boran wife of John R. Boran, Windsor Township, and cherished by two granddaughters, Jennifer M. Hottenstine, wife of Andrew Hottenstein, Hummelstown, and Anne M. Boran of Harrisburg and one great granddaughter, Madison Anne Hottestein.

She is also survived by a grandson, Ryan Greenawalt, and predeceased by a son Terry A. Greenawalt.

A viewing was held on Friday from the Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Inc, Hamburg. Burial was in St. John’s Cemetery, Hamburg.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Church of Christ, Pine Street, Hamburg, PA. 19526, or Berks Visiting Nurse Association-Butterfly Release Hospice, 1170 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing, PA. 19610.

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Louise Berger

Louise Berger, 88, formerly of Hamburg, died Monday, December 16, 2013 in Pinebrook Personal Care Center, Orwigsburg. She was the wife of Rudolph A. Berger, who died May 13, 1999.

Born in Elkton, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Herbert B. and Helen C. (Taylor) Thomas. Louise worked for forty-five years for Exide Battery Corporation, Hamburg, retiring in 1986. She was a life member of Ladies Auxiliary of Behler-Hein Post #637 American Legion, Hamburg; Wagner-Good Post #216, Hamburg; Union Fire Company and beneficial association, Hamburg; Women of the Moose #786, Hamburg; Hamburg Game Association; and the Strausstown Fish and Game Association.

Louise is survived by her best friend: Linda L. Kefalinos, Orwigsburg; and cousins: Cindy, Kay and Dottie.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery, Bernville. Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Hamburg is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit,

Charles “Ted” Schott

Charles “Ted” Schott passed away suddenly on December 15, 2013 at the age of 83 at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was a resident of Reading, after moving from Greensburg, in 2004.

The son of Joseph and Mary (Fry) Schott, Ted was born on August 8, 1930 in Latrobe. Ted is survived by wife Gloria (Walker) Schott with whom he shared 56 happy years of marriage. He is also survived by daughter Tracy Schott-Wagner, wife of Dr. Boyd Wagner III of Leesport, and son Rick Schott, husband of Jill Schott, of Lake Wynona, and grandsons Boyd (Bo) Wagner IV, Lucas Schott, and Ian Wagner. Ted is also survived by sister Patricia Kistler, wife of Bud (deceased) of Greensburg, and brother Joseph Schott, husband of Pauline, of Latrobe, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by sisters Marian Murray, Dorothy Murray, Katherine Melago, Marge Eltringham, and Jean Slivko.

Ted was a graduate of Latrobe High School (1948) and a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War. He was Tool and Die Maker at Westinghouse before becoming a Realtor, eventually becoming a Broker and opening Schott Realty. Ted also worked as a Real Estate Appraiser, before retiring to work as a Valet at the Reading Hospital.

Ted was active in the church all of his life. He was an Altar Boy at Holy Family, Latrobe, and sang for many years in the choir at The Church of the Brethren, Greensburg. He is also a former member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Temple, and was a member Holy Cross Methodist Church, Reading. Ted volunteered many hours with the Rotary Clubs of Youngwood and Muhlenberg and was elected a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a member of the Farview RC Flyers club in Hamburg.

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, Dec. 21 at Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Leesport. Rev. John Gudikunst presided. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, P.O. Box 69, Mohnton, PA 19540 are encouraged. For online condolences, please visit,