Paul S. Maier, 84, died Feb. 11, 2008, in his Wyomissing residence, sur- rounded by his loving family.He was the husband of Joyce A. (Yocom) Maier, with whom he celebrated their 58th anniversary on the date of his death.

Born Nov. 13, 1923, in Reading, he was a son of the late Gottlieb and Stella (Faust) Maier.

He was general manager in charge of production and quality control and served as the corporation's assistant secretary for Maier's Bakery, Reading.

Paul was a 1941 graduate of Reading High School and of the American Institute of Baking, Chicago.

Paul previously served as a director of Pennsylvania Baker's Association and was president of the Central Pennsylvania Baker's Association. He also was the former president of the Sertoma Club of Reading and was a member of the Berks County Historical Society and the Reading Museum.

Paul was a master Mason and was a 61-year member of Chandler Lodge 227, F&AM, of Pennsylvania. He also was a 32nd degree Mason, belonging to the Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Reading Consistory and was a member of the Rajah Shrine.

He was an Army veteran, serving during World War II in Battery "A," 13th Field Artillery Observation Battalion, where he spent 23 months overseas and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge.

Paul was a member of the Reading Chapter LXIV, Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Inc.

He was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church, Wyomissing, where he served on the church council.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Deborah J. Maier, Shillington, and Marcia J., wife of the Rev. Robert Burkhart, Mohnton.

Other survivors include a sister, Rosemarie Reinsel, Sinking Spring.

There also are three grandchildren: Sarah Lowman Roy; Chief Warrant Officer Three James A. Lowman and Lara Burkhart; and two great-grandchildren, Emily Lowman and Charles Louis Roy.

He was predeceased by a brother, Carl Maier; and three sisters: Emily Maier, Anna Williams and Helen Rimby.

Services were on Friday at 11 a.m. in Atonement Lutheran Church, 5 Wyomissing Blvd.

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