Krystyna Hempel, 82, died Aug. 13, 2008, in her Spring Township residence. She was the wife of Andrew Hempel.Born in Tarnowska, Wola, Poland, she was a daughter of the late Zenon and Kazimiera (Kielbasinska) Milewska. She was a graduate of Medical University in Poland with a degree in dentistry.

Krystyna was a dentist in Poland for 25 years. Upon immigrating to the United States in 1977, she worked as a dental technician for many years, most recently for Barrer and White, West Reading, retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Reading. In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughter, Hanna M. Kazimierczyk, West Chester; and her son, Jerzy Suchara, Lodz, Poland. Other survivors include a sister, Danuta Kaminska, Lodz, Poland. There are three grandchildren: Tomasz, Adam and Marek.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 250 S. 12th St., Reading. Burial was in The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown. Visitation was one hour prior to Mass in the church. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at

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