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Kraft, Ethel M. 1 Guestbook Entry »

Ethel M. Kraft, 88, formerly of Mohnton, passed away Saturday, January 14th, at Mifflin Center, Shillington.

Ethel was born in Port Carbon, on August 15, 1928, a daughter of the late Mary E. (Paul) and Burton E. Cooper.

She was the widow of Raymond J. Kraft. Mr. Kraft died February 19, 2013.

Mrs. Kraft was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mohnton.

Ethel graduated from Port Carbon High School in 1946 and Reading Hospital School of Nursing in 1950.

Ethel was a Private Duty Nurse for 25 years.

She was a member of John A. Helper Chapter #521 Order of the Easter Star, where she served as Worthy Matron. Ethel also served in various positions, including state president of the Family Campers and Recreational Vehicles from 1988-1997.

Ethel is survived by
a son,Gary D., husband of Janice I. Kraft, of Mohnton;

Ethel is also survived by
a sister, Olive M. Miller

She is also survived by 2 grandchildren Timothy, husband of Amanda and Bonnie, wife of Nicholas Blatt; and 4 great grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held Friday, at 11:00 A.M., at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, South Church Street, Mohnton. Family will receive friends from 10:30 – 11:00 at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church Mortgage Fund, PO Box 5, Mohnton, PA 19540.

Interment at Mohnsville Cemetery, Mohnton.

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.

Erb, Miriam L. 1 Guestbook Entry »

Miriam L. Erb, 97, formerly of Reading, passed away Friday, January 13th, at Manor Care – Sinking Spring.

Miriam was born in Reading, on February 2, 1919, a daughter of the late Stella (Heim) and Benjamin Broad.

She was the widow of Ralph S. Erb. Mr. Erb died August 10, 1990.

Mrs. Erb was a member of St. Thomas U.C.C., Reading.

Miriam worked as a laborer for Talbot Knitting Mill prior to working for Fitwell Knitting Mills.

Miriam was a former President of the Ladies Auxiliary of Haag Post #378 and former District President of Ladies Auxiliary of Haag Post.

Miriam is survived by her daughter in law Patricia widow of Wayne L. Smith, who died in March of 2006.

She is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and she especially enjoyed visits from great nephew Jeffrey Broad.

In addition to her husband and son, she was predeceased by 2 sisters Betty Kerns and Doris Bare; 3 brothers Forrest, Lloyd and Kenneth Broad.

A Religious Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Tuesday, January 17th at the Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, with Reverend Charles S. Nease, Jr. officiating.

Friends are invited to call 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Interment at Laureldale Cemetery, Reading.

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

Bortz, Lester R. 2 Guestbook Entries »

Lester R. Bortz, 82, of Exeter Township, passed away, Thursday, January 12th, at his residence.

Lester was born in Reading, on November 10, 1934, a son of the late Mary and William Bortz.

He was the husband of Mary Ann (Miller) Bortz.

Lester served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

He last worked as a bartender at the Kenhorst Fire Company, Kenhorst.

In addition to his wife Lester is survived by

a daughter, Mistee L. wife of Joseph McNichol, of Morgantown; 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Mr. Bortz was pre deceased by two sons John G. Shenk, July 1977 and Troy A. Shenk, January 1990.

Services and interment are private at the convenience of family.

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.

Hemmig, Mary M. 1 Guestbook Entry »

Mary M. Hemmig, 93, of Reading, passed away, Wednesday, December 28th, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center; she had been a guest of Wyomissing Nursing Center.

Mary was born in Reading, on August 11, 1923, a daughter of the late Anna (Kambick) and Anthony Krize.

She was the widow of William F. Hemmig. Mr. Hemmig died in 1992.

Mary graduated from Reading High School.

She worked as a seamstress at R D Krize, where she retired in 1987. Mary was first employed by Berkshire Knitting/Vanity Fair as a seamstress and model.

Mary is survived by
a daughter, Joan E., wife of John R. Yetzer, of Bernville;

a son, William S. Hemmig, civil union partner of Michael P. Ingham, of Stockton, NJ.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mary was predeceased by her 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

A Religious Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, January 4th at Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading.

Friends are invited to call from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Mt. Penn.

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

Storch,Harry P. “Mooney” 15 Guestbook Entries »

Harry P. (Mooney) Storch, Jr., 86, of Reading, passed away Saturday, December 24th, under Heartland Hospice care with wife of 68 years,Elizabeth,at his side, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center.
Harry was born in Reading, on July 29, 1930, a son of the late Bessie V. (Eppihimer) and Harry P. Storch.
Mooney was the husband of Elizabeth Jane (Tobias) Storch.

Mooney attended 13th and Green,Northeast Jr. High,Reading High School Graduate of 1948 and Penn State.
Harry was a 46 year member of Nativity Lutheran Church and was a Patrolman for the City of Reading for 32 years.
He was a member of the Police Pension Fund and past President of FOP #9.
He was also a member of the 1947 Gregg Legion State Championship Team and life member of the Pa. Berks Hall of Fame.
While at Reading High he was 17-0 as a pitcher during the 1947 and 1948 seasons leading to 2 East Penn Championships. He then played 3 years of minor league baseball.
Mooney was a member of the Reading School District Board from 1975-81,1985-89,serving as president in 1989 and served again from 2005-2013.
He was also a life member of Marion Fire Dept.and former president of the Pagoda Lions Club. Also a RACC Trustee from 1979-1990 and a Life member of the Berks County Fireman’s Association.
Mooney loved his family and politics.
Harry is survived by
two daughters, Wendy L., wife of Michael Moll,
Susan J., wife of Richard Grow, both of Reading;
two sons Gary L., husband of Patrice Storch, of Reading; Jon P., husband of Kelly Storch, of Leesport.
He is also survived by grandchildren-Sean (Ingrid) Storch,Eric (Laura) Storch,Justin (Casey) Storch,Peter Moll,Diana Moll,April Lutz,Amanda Grow,Jillian (Zachary) Lee,Dr. Ian (Donna) J. Storch.Great Grandchildren-Dakota Badgerow,Nathan Badgerow,Rhiannon Lutz,Owen Heckman,Mackenzie Storch.,
Mooney was predeceased by great granddaughter Linsay Lutz and 2 half brothers;William Clyde Storch and Clyde Junior Storch.
Family will receive friends from 10;30 AM to 12:30 PM on Friday, December 30th at Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc.1501 N. 11th St. Reading,
Services at 12:30 PM
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Nativity Memorial Fund..
1501 N. 13th St.,Reading,Pa.19604
Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Park.
Family and friends may sign online register at www.sandersfuneral.com.