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Gaiewski,Thomas F. 1 Guestbook Entry »

Thomas F. Gaiewski, 69, of Reading, passed away Friday, July 24th, at Manor Care at Market Square.

Thomas was born in Reading, on December 15, 1945, a son of the late Alexander Gaiewski and Stella Golombek Gaiewski.

He was the husband of Marilyn L. (Brown) Gaiewski.

He was employed as a waste management technician by the City of Reading for 35 years.
Thomas was a 1964 graduate of Reading High School.
Thomas is also survived by
two sons Thomas J. Gaiewski, of Temple; James M. Gaiewski husband of Elizabeth Miller, of Shillington;

Thomas is also survived by
a brother, John Gaiewski, of Shillington.

Also surviving are 2 grandsons-Eric T. and Michael J. Gaiewski and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services are private at the convenience of family .Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. 1501 N. 11th St., Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

Family request donations to American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Ave., Reading, PA 19605.
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Bruno,Rosemary A. 6 Guestbook Entries »

Rosemary A. Bruno

Rosemary A. Bruno, 78, of Spring Township passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones on July 28, after a long struggle with lung disease.

Wife of the late Louis D. Bruno, who passed away on April 15, 2004, the Bruno’s co-founded The Rose Corporation, a custom steel fabrication business located on 8th Street in Reading, in 1987.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Rosemary was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anne (Repasky) Baluck. She was a 1954 graduate of Struthers High School. The Bruno’s also married in 1954 and resided in Hubbard, OH, before moving to Willingboro, NJ, and finally to Reading in 1973.
Rosemary was a long time member of Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Reading, before moving to Spring Township in 2005 when she became a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Sinking Spring.
A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Rosemary was a homemaker for most of her life. She taught unconditional love and loyalty by the example she led every day. She was constant source of support, humor and enthusiasm to her family and those who knew her; although she was far too unassuming to realize her impact on others. She found and shared joy in the simple things in life like a great sale, a really good episode of Dr. Phil, a cozy nap with her cats, a grandchild’s school performance or a long talk with a friend. Nothing delighted her more than giving a gift she could not wait for the recipient to open. Rosemary’s family will continue to celebrate the very special person she was and what she taught them …always.
Surviving are three daughters Cynthia A. Bruno, companion of Mark Tsopanis, Muhlenberg Township; Elaine M., wife of Thomas McDevitt, Spring Township; and Barbara S. Chrisman, Reading. There are four grandchildren Melissa A. Bruno, Fleetwood; Brian L. Bruno, West Reading; Mark T. McDevitt, Washington DC., and Elyse R. McDevitt, Spring Township; and three great-grandchildren; Olivia S., Isabella M., and Sophia R. Bruno. Also surviving is a sister, BettyAnn Cavanaugh, Shillington and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Rosemary was predeceased by a cherished son, Mark G. Bruno, brothers Richard and James Baluck, and sister Dolores Zetts, Struthers, Ohio.
The family wishes to thank caregivers Margie Marino, Wendy Fisher and Judy Straub, and Berks Visiting Nurse Linda Donahue, for the compassionate care they provided Rosemary in the final weeks of her life. Along with dedicated family team work, these special individuals helped make it possible for Rosemary to pass in the familiar surroundings of her own home, just as she wished.
Friends may call at a viewing to be held at Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc., 1501 North Eleventh Street, Reading, PA, on Sunday, August 2, from 4 until 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, August 3, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 2810 St. Albans Drive, Sinking Spring, PA 19608. Interment will immediately follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, 3139 Kutztown Road, Laureldale. The family will be meeting at the church on Monday morning.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604 or St. Joseph’s Outreach Program, 1018 N 8th St, Reading, PA, 19604.
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Weaver, William T. 15 Guestbook Entries »

William T. Weaver, 27, of Reading, passed away Sunday, July 19th, at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia.

William was born in Harrisburg, on November 18, 1987, a son of Debra Forney, of Lykens and Lewis A. Weaver, Sr., of Dalmatia.

He was the husband of Saidy (Ramirez) Weaver.

Mr. Weaver worked in Food Safety and Inspection Services division for the Department of Agriculture.

William graduated from Upper Dauphin Area High School, in 2006.

In addition to his wife and parents William is survived by
Step mother Cathy A. Weaver, and a step daughter, Odalys Ramirez, of Reading;

William is also survived by
a sister, Amanda Forney, of Halifax;

two brothers, Lewis A. Weaver, Jr., of Dalmatia and Solomon A. Weaver, of Williamstown;

a step sister, Wilhamenia Forney, of Beavertown; a sister in law Dina Ramirez and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Religious Service from the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, July 24th.

Friends are invited to call Friday 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home.

A prayer service at the interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville, approximately 12:30 P.M.

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Hess,Darlene M. 3 Guestbook Entries »

Darlene M. Hess, 71, of Boyertown, passed away Tuesday, July 14th, in her residence.

Darlene was born in Reading, on October 3, 1943, a daughter of the late Betty (Stoudt) and John Fretz, Jr.

She was the wife of Charles P. Hess.

Darlene was over a 50 year member of the ‘ Sad Sacks’

Darlene is also survived by
three daughters, Lori R. Hess
Karen M. Levan, of Schuylkill Haven;
Justine M., wife of Robert Lesher, of Leesport;
two sons Brian D., husband of Dawn Hess, of Fairfield,NE.; Michael A., husband of Kathy Hess, of Mohrsville;

Darlene is also survived by
a brother, Larry D. Sr.,, widower of Peggy Fretz, of Earl Twp..

She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren

Religious Service at Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 N. 11th St.Reading, at 1:30 PM on Friday, July 17th.

Friends are invited to call Friday 12:30-1:30 PM. at the funeral home.
Interment at Berks County Memorial Gardens

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Gaul,Margaret L.”Peggy” 2 Guestbook Entries »

Margaret L. (Peggy) Gaul, 89, of Flying Hills,passed away Tuesday, July 7th, at Berkshire Center.

Margaret was born in Reading on November 6, 1925, a daughter of the late Sallie (Oliver) and Harry Smeltzer.

She was the widow of Edward J. Gaul. He died 8/17/2005.

Peggy was last employed by Wenger’s Bakery, last working in the 1970’s.. Peggy had also worked at American Tool and Dye and Screpesi’s and V&S Sandwich Shop

She enjoyed reading,traveling and card playing .

Peggy was a 1943 graduate of Reading High School

She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,Reading.

Peggy is survived by
five sons Edward T., husband of Carol Gaul, of Marietta.GA.; Randy L., husband of Cindy Gaul, of Flying Hills; Gary L. Gaul, of Flying Hills; Jeffrey A. Gaul, of Reading; Glenn A., husband of Sara Gaul, of Exeter Twp..

Peggy is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Services From the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 N. 11th St.,Reading,
Saturday,July 11th at 9:00 AM.
Friends are invited to call Friday 6:30-8:00 PM. at the funeral home.

Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Park .

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