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Bunn,Muriel S. Sign the Guestbook »

Muriel S. Bunn, 93,of Reading .passed away Sunday, June 25th, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center.

Muriel was born in Dennison, Texas, on June 19, 1924, a daughter of the late Muriel (Winn) and Edgar Smith.

She was the widow of James R. Bunn. He died 1/22/2009.

Muriel was a volunteer at the Olivet Boys Club Auxilary and also taught arts and crafts.
Muriel is survived by
three sons David R.,husband of Karen (Hetman) Bunn, of Wyomissing; Matthew R.husband of Laura Humphrey- Bunn, of Reading; James W,husband of Chrissie (Schultz), Bunn, of Sinking Spring.

She is also survived by 6 grandchildren-Caitlin,Alexandra,Griffin,Gretchen,Colin and Gabriel Bunn.

She was predeceased by a brother,Richard Smith
Services are private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Olivet Boys and Girls Club 1161 Pershing Blvd.,Reading,Pa. 19611.
Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc.,1501 N. 11th St.,Reading,is in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may sign online register at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Parenti,Sara V. Sign the Guestbook »

Sara V. Parenti, 94, of Leesport,formerly of Kenhorst, passed away Tuesday, June 20th, at Berkshire Center.

Sara was born in Reading, on September 15, 1922, a daughter of the late Angeline (Bruno) and Frank Valentino.

She was the widow of David J. Parenti,Sr. He passed away November 14,2005.

Sara was employed as a sewing machine operator at Bell Ann Co.,Reading, for 34 years. She retired in 1972.

Sara is survived by
a son,David J. Parenti,Jr., of Wernersville;

Sara is also survived by
a sister, Phyllis Frill, of Lancaster County.

Also surviving is 1 granddaughter-Heather Parenti,niece-Denise Rowe and nephews;David and Michael Valentino and Glenn Frill.

A Prayer Service will be held on Monday,June 26th at 10:00 am at the Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc.1501 N. 11th St., Reading.
Friends may call Monday 9:30-10:00 am.
Interment in Gethsemane Cemetery.
Family and friends may sign online register at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Hohl, Joan M. 12 Guestbook Entries »

Joan M. Hohl, 82, of Reading, passed away Friday, June 16th, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading.

Joan was born in Reading, on June 13, 1935, a daughter of the late Edith (Shanley) and Paul Reitenauer.

She was the widow of Marvin N Hohl. They were married for 61 years. Mr. Hohl died Sept. 18,2013.

Joan graduated from Reading High School.

She was a New York Times Best Selling Author of over 60 published romance novels; which were printed and sold worldwide through various publishing houses, such as Silhouette and Harlequin. Joan began writing at the age of 40, and three years later published her first novel. She is considered a trailblazer in sensuous romance writing, and having been one of, if not the first author to write male point of view in category romance novels. She also published novels under the names of Paula Roberts and Amii Lorin.

Joan is survived by
two daughters, Lori J., partner of James Penturelli Speck, of Shoemakersville;
Amy J. Fox, of Mt. Penn and a brother, Bruce (Sonny) Reitenauer.

She is also survived by 2 grandchildren Erica L. wife of Christopher Kieslich and Cammeron G. husband of LeeAnn Kline and 4 great grandchildren Jaden, Kieran, Sorin and Rowan.

She was predeceased by a sister Gertrude (Mick) Hunsberger.

Services are private at the convenience of family. The Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, is in charge of the arrangements.

Contributions may be made to the, American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Rd. Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Please sign the online guest register at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Wolf, Jean L. 4 Guestbook Entries »

Jean L. Wolf, 83, of Stoney Creek Mills, passed away Monday, June 12th, in her home.

Mrs. Wolf was born in Reading, on July 11, 1933, a daughter of the late Helen V. (Linderman) and Paul W. Thiry.

Jean was the wife of Donald C. Wolf.

She was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Stoney Creek Mills.

Jean graduated from Reading High School in 1951. She worked as a operator for Bell Telephone and in women’s apparel at Boscov’s.

Jean is survived by
two sons Barry C. Wolf, of St. Lawrence and Gary C. Wolf, of Fleetwood.

Jean is also survived by
a sister, Marylin “Chut” Miller, of Laureldale;
a brother, William Thiry, of Winchester, Kentucky.

A Granddaughter Shannon Barnette and Great grandson Tyler Barnette.

She was predeceased by a brother Rodney Thiry.

A Religious Service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 15th at Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1375 Friedensburg Road, Reading, PA 19606, with The Rev. Thomas F. Irwin, Jr. officiating.

Friends are invited to call 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading.

The Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign the online guest register at
www.sandersfuneral.com.

Hiestand, Brian J. 9 Guestbook Entries »

Brian J. Hiestand, 47, of Mohrsville, passed away Friday, June 9th, at Penn State St. Joseph Medical Center.

He was born in Reading, on October 6, 1969, a son of Carol A. (Konopelski ) Aulenbach, wife of Dale, of Wernersville and Carl M. Hiestand, husband of Nancy, of S. heidelberg Township.

Brian was the husband of Mary B. (Wells) Heistand.

He graduated from Reading High School in 1988. Brian was a self employed – sub contractor. He’s a licensed journeyman, plumber-pipe fitter. He achieved his journeyman license from Berks Career and Technology Institute.
A member of DeMolay International, affiliation with Reading Masonic Lodge 549, Brian enjoyed hunting, fishing and any type of car racing.

Brian is survived by
a daughter, Ashley Marie Speck, of Shillington;
two sons Shawn M. Hiestand, husband of Robyn Fellows, of Muhlenberg Township; Tyler J. Hiestand, at home;

Brian is also survived by
a sister, Pamela M., wife of Todd Scott, of York;
a brother, Jeff M. Hiestand, of Hanover; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is also survived by Dog Sparky and 3 cats: Shadow, Saber and Titan.

Religious service will be Friday, June 16th at 6:00 P.M. from the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading.

Friends may call Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Interment will be private.

The family requests donations in Brian’s name to Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 1501 North 11th Street Reading, PA 19604.

Please sign the online guest register at www.sandersfuneral.com.