Thomas M. Martin, 72, of Reading, passed away Saturday, August 27th, at his residence.
Thomas was born in Reading, on January 20, 1944, a son of the late Ann C. (Resch) and John C. Martin.
He was the husband of Lillian “Dolly” E. (Brown) Martin.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Martin worked as a owner and operator of the Spring Inn, Reading, for 20 years, retired in 1994. He previously worked in the traffic depart. for the former Gulf and Western.
Thomas is survived by
a son,Thomas M. Martin, Jr., of Reading;
a step daughter, Betty DeLong, of Shoemakersville;
and a step son,William King, of Reading;
Thomas is also survived by
four sisters, Ann Marie Gordon, of Sewickley, PA; Veronica Stump, of West Lawn; Maureen Ludwig, of Temple; and Patricia Desjardins, of Elizabethtown.
He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a step son Thomas King, March 20, 2013.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, September 3rd at Charles Evans Cemetery Chapel in Reading.
Friends are invited to call 10:00 – 10:30 AM in the chapel.
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.
Ethel P. Smith, 89, of Annville, passed away Saturday, August 13th, at Cedar Haven Healthcare, Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
Ethel was born in Reading, on November 7, 1926, a daughter of the late Emma I. (Hafer) and Walter H. Gerhard.
She was the widow of Albert J. Smith. Mr. Smith died September 26, 1996. Mrs. Smith was also predeceased by her son Ronald A. on December 15, 2009.
Ethel worked as a purse maker.
Ethel is survived by several nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Service will be held 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 18th at Sinking Spring Cemetery in Sinking Spring.
The Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading is in charge of the arrangements.
Louis Blackmon, Jr., 83, of Reading, passed away Thursday, August 11th, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center.
Louis was born in Lancaster County, S. Carolina, on October 1, 1932, a son of the late Alberta and Louis Blackmon .
He had worked as a fork lift operator for the former Rockwell International.
Louis is survived by
a daughter, Caroline J., wife of James Washington of Reading.
He is also survived by 3 grandchildren
Memorial service will be Saturday,August 20th,at 2:00 PM from the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc.,1501 N. 11th St.,Reading.
Friends may call Saturday from 1:30-2:00 PM.
Betty L. Hnot, 83, of Reading, passed away Tuesday, August 9th, at her residence.
Betty was born in Reading, on April 15, 1933, a daughter of the late Irene A. (Hassel) and Stewart W. Hoffman.
She was the widow of Francis Hnot, Sr. Mr. Hnot died September 8, 2002.
Betty is survived by
two daughters, Diane Erb and Sharon Hnot, both of Reading;
a son, Francis Hnot, Jr., of Reading.
She is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.
A Religious Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, August 12th at the Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading,
Friends may call Friday from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township.
Kurt L. Hoffman, 51, of Reading, passed away Sunday, August 7th.
Kurt was born in Reading, on January 21, 1965, a son of Hollye (Kreiser) Hoffman, of W.Reading and the late Norman Hoffman.
Kurt is also survived by
a daughter, Amber L. Hartenstine, wife of Frank,sister,Tammy Rutkowski ,niece Laray D. Zavala and grandson,Julian.
Kurt was a Reading High School Graduate and did volunteer work at the Hope Rescue Mission.
Services are private at the convenience of the family. 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.