Ross L. Hoffman

Services were held for Ross L. Hoffman, 78, of Reading, formerly of Halifax, who died October 22 in the Golden Living Center, Exeter Township.

He was the husband of Mary Jean (Wren) Hoffman, Reading.

Born in Halifax, he was employed for 30 years as a crane operator and brakeman by the Reading Company before retiring.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Hoffman was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Mount Penn.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother and two sisters.

Also surviving are friends, Rolf and Debby Mair, Fleetwood.

Burial was in the Methodist Cemetery, Williamstown.

The arrangements were handled by the Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn.

Nancy J. Young

Services and burial were private for Nancy J. Young, 88, Exeter Township, who died October 22 in Reading Hospital.

She was taken to the hospital from Berkshire Commons Assisted Living, Exeter Township, where she had resided for 4-1/2 year.

Born in Reading, she was employed for many years by UGI Corp. prior to her retirement.

She was a graduate of Reading High School.

Surviving are two nieces and a nephew.

The Auman Funeral Homes, Reading, handled the arrangements.

Edith M. Brogley

Services were held for Edith M. Brogley, 102, formerly of The Villa St. Elizabeth, Reading, who died October 25 in Berkshire Center, Exeter Township

She was the widow of Bernard J. Brogley, who passed away in 2002.

Born in Birdsboro, she was employed for 34 years as a secretary by Aetna Insurance Co., Reading, retiring in 1969.

She was a graduate of Birdsboro High School.

Surviving are several nieces an nephews.

The arrangements were handled by the Henninger Funeral Home Inc., Reading.

Mary E. Lewandowski

Services will be Thursday for Mary Elizabeth (Bixler) Lewandowski, 75, of Robeson Township, who died October 27

She was the wife of Stephen Thomas Lewandowski, who died in 1997.

Born in Robeson Township, she was a graduate of McCann's School of Business, Reading.

She had been employed as a tax preparer for many years for H&R Block, last working in Exeter Township before retiring in 2002.

Lewandowski also was a member of the Berks County Republican Party, where she was its secretary; a member of the Green Valley Country Club; the Berks County Bee Keepers Association; the Hay Creek Valley Historical Association; the Order of the Eastern Star, where she was a Past Matron of the Golden Rule Chapter 390, and also was a Past Royal Matron of Reading County 61; Berks County Senior Citizens Council; Victor Emmanuel Beneficial Society; Alpha Iota Sorority; the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem; and the Supreme Council Order of the Amaranth Inc.

Surviving are two nieces and a nephews.

A viewing will be Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Dengler Funeral Home Inc., 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Robeson Lutheran Cemetery, Plowville.

Arlene R. Heck

A Graveside service will be held Wednesday for Arlene R. Heck, 83, Exeter Township, who died October 27 in Golden Living Center, Exeter Township.

Born in Reading, she worked as a waitress for various restaurants including the Waldorf Astoria for three years and the Alpenhof in Reading for 20 years. She retired in 1984 after working for 42 years.

She also served as a volunteer at Reading Hospital in physical therapy for four years.

Surviving is a son, Leland L. Triviets, Newark, Del.

Other survivors include a grandson.

Services will be at 1 p.m. at Forest Hills Memorial Park, with the Rev. Paul L. Jones, officiating.

The arrangements are being handled by the Bean Funeral Home, Shillington.

Anna J. Lebo

Services were held for Anna J. Lebo, 93, of Mohnton, who died October 26 in Kutztown Manor Inc., where she had resided since 2006.

She was the widow of C. Irvin Lebo, who died in 1979.

Born in Robeson Township, she was employed for 31 years by Mohnton Knitting Mill and was last employed for 13 years by Wide-Awake Shirt Co., Reading, retiring in 1976.

Lebo was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Mohnton.

Surviving is a son, Charles I., Grenada Hills, Calif.

Other survivors include two brothers; two sisters; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery.

The arrangements were handled by the Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Shillington.

Carl O. Schaeffer

Services were held for Carl O. Schaeffer, 81, Exeter Township, who died October 25 in Golden Living Center, Exeter Township, where he had resided for a short time.

He was the husband of Annette D. (Wentzel) Schaeffer.

Born in Oley, he was employed for 38 years as a machinist by Birdsboro Steel Corp., retiring in 1987.

He was a member of Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, Jacksonwald.

Schaeffer was a life member of the United Steel Workers Union, Reading; and a member of the East End Athletic Association.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Bonita C. (Schaeffer), widow of Robert F. Seifert, Exeter Township, and Carla J. (Schaeffer), wife of Robert Van Dorn, Orlando, Fla.; and a stepson, Michael A., husband of Nancy Fabriziana, Parma Heights, Ohio.

Other survivors include three grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

He was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters.

Burial was in Forest Hills Memorial Park.

The arrangements were handled by the Bean Funeral Homes, Inc., Exeter Township.

June M. Jones

Services were held for June M. Jones, 73, formerly of Exeter Township, who died October 20 in the Lutheran Home at Topton, where she had resided for four years.

Her husband, Rufus S. Jones, died in 1996.

She was born in Reading.

Surviving is a son, Michael J. Barbera, Anthem, Ariz.

Other survivors include two brothers and a granddaughter.

The arrangements were handled by the Auman Homes Inc., Reiffton.

J. William Lutz

Services were held for J. William Lutz, 91, formerly of Pennside, a resident of Romyn's Country Home, Stonersville, who died October 26 in Reading Hospital.

He was the husband of Laurabell K. (Wentzel) Lutz, who died in 2005.

Born in Jacksonwald, Lutz worked as a sales agent for American General Life & Accident for 22 years, retiring in 1979.

He was a life member of Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, Jacksonwald.

He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps in World War II.

Lutz was the past president of POS of A Washington Camp 230 in St. Lawrence. He was also a former church council member and treasurer for the church.

He is survived by a son, Brian D. Lutz, Pennside; and a daughter, Nancy J. (Lutz), wife of William Stanton, Lobachsville.

Other survivors include a brother, John B. Lutz, Stonersville.

There are also four grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to Schwarzwald Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 250 Church Lane Road, Reading, PA 19606.

Burial was in Spies-Zion Cemetery Alsace Township.

The arrangements were handled by the Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn.

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