Albert E. Schucker, 85, formerly of Reading, former city councilman, died June 15, 2008, in Spruce Manor, West Reading.He was the husband of Rita M. (Endter) Schucker, Albany, Calif.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Edwin A. and Lizzie (Knoll) Schucker.

He was president of Schucker Construction Co., Reading.

He was a graduate of Reading High School and the Chicago Technical Institute.

He served in the Army during World War II.

He was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Reading; a 50-plus member of Reading Lodge 549, F&AM; and a life member of the American Legion.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Nancy A. Hanley-Moyer, Wyomissing, and Sue Boyer, Hummelstown; a stepson, Peter Franey, in Ohio; and a stepdaughter, Maureen Franey-Kubler, Albany, Calif.

Other survivors include three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Service was private.

E. Merlin Musser Jr.

E. Merlin Musser Jr., 57, Laureldale, died June 16, 2008, in his residence.

He was the widower of Bonnie M. (Perry) Musser, who passed away in 1999.

Born in West Reading, he was a son of the late E. Merlin Musser Sr. and Ida M. (Kramer) Musser.

He was currently employed by Rose Corp., Reading, as a yardman for 18 years.

He was a member of Shalter's Lutheran Church, Alsace Township.

He was a 1969 graduate of West Reading High School.

He is survived by a sister, Heidi K. Musser, West Reading.

He was predeceased by a twin brother, James H. Musser.

Service was Friday at 11 a.m. in Laureldale Cemetery Chapel, 4631 Pottsville Pike, Reading.

Stanley Finkel

Stanley Finkel, 81, Wernersville, passed away June 17, 2008, in the Lebanon VA Medical Center.

He was the widower of the late Theresa (Krivi) Finkel, who passed away June 16, 2007.

Born Nov. 5, 1926, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Phillip and Dona (Kahn) Finkel, He operated Stan's Sunoco Service and State Inspection Center in Wyomissing for 39 years, retiring in 1988.

He was a 1944 graduate of Northeast High School in Philadelphia, and Navy veteran of World War II.

He was a life member of the Adamstown Fire Company.

He is survived by a son, Mark Finkel, Wernersville; a daughter, Dawn (Finkel) Partlow, Vineland, N.J.; and a grandson, Christian Finkel.

Service and burial were private in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Carl W. "Gibby" Gibson

Carl W. "Gibby" Gibson, 83, formerly of Fleetwood and Wyomissing, a resident of Phoebe Health Center, Wernersville, for a year, died June 17, 2008.

He was the widower of Evelyn E. "Dollie" (Kline) Sheetz Gibson, who died in 1987.

Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Hettie Burkert.

Gibson was employed for 28 years as a production engineer at Lucent, retiring in 1985.

In 1945 in the 34th Army Division he earned two bronze stars. He began serving in Africa in the cities of Casablanca, Oran, and Boseda before arriving in Bagnoli, Italy, completing his tour in the cities of Casino, Anzio, Mussolini Canal, and the area north of Rome. While serving, he became an honorary member of the Officer's Band.

Gibson was a musician playing trumpet in the Steve Baer Jazz Band beginning in the late 1940's. He enjoyed playing tennis and competing in the annual tournaments of the City of Reading.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading. Previously, he was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fleetwood, where he was a former church council member.

Gibson was a 1950 graduate of Lebanon Valley College, where he received a bachelor of science degree in music. He was a member of the Lebanon Valley College tennis team. He also was a 1942 graduate of Fleetwood High School, where he was a member of the basketball team, and the high school band.

He was a member of the Telecom Pioneers organization.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda S. Miller, companion of Randy R. Baer, Robesonia, and Kathy S., wife of John M. Duggan, Sinking Spring; and two sons, Gary W. Sheetz, husband of Ruth (Miller) Sheetz, Spring Hill Acres, Lebanon County, and David C. Gibson, husband of Diane (George) Gibson, Laureldale.

Other survivors include 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

His friends called Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. until service at 9:45 a.m. in the Lutz Funeral Home Inc., 2100 Perkiomen Ave., Mount Penn.

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