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Snyder,Janice L.(Snyder) 1 Guestbook Entry »

Janice L. Snyder, 88, formerly of Reading, passed away Saturday morning, October 14th, at Berkshire Center.

Janice was born in Reading, on June 16, 1929, a daughter of the late Emma (Smoker) and Lester Snyder.

She was the widow of Leroy D. Snyder. He passed away January 16,2015.

She was a member of the former St Thomas UCC,Reading,where she also worked as church secretary.and she and her husband Leroy,used to run the “Friendly Club” at the church.
Janice was a 1947 graduate of Reading High School and she was a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing.
She was employed as a LPN ,working in private settings,nursing homes and hospitals.
Janice loved playing pinochle with her sisters and playing the piano.
Janice is survived by
two daughters, Tracy L. Snyder, of Reading;
Jonelle A., wife of Jay Helms, of Perkasie;
two sons Scott D., husband of Jennifer Snyder, of Bloomsburg; Kirk A. Snyder, of Florida.

Janice is also survived by
four sisters, Gloria Brown, of Reading; Elaine Damore, of Shippensburg; Lorraine Reichardt, of Telford; Kathy Reed, of Reading and sister in law,Pat Snyder,widow of Janice’s late brother,Lester.

Also surviving are 6 grandsons,1 granddaughter and 2 great grandsons.
Friends may call Friday,October 20th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at the Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc.1501 N. 11th St.,Reading.

A Religious Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, October 20th with The Reverend Charles Nease officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society 498 Bellevue Ave. Reading, PA 19605.
Interment in Berks County Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends may sign online register at

Shaffer,Patricia Ann (Wynne) Sign the Guestbook »

Patricia Ann Wynne Shaffer, 78, formerly of Reading and Shillington, passed away Sunday, October 8th, at Mifflin Center.

Patricia was born in Reading, on November 22, 1938, a daughter of the late Eileen M. Hilton and Elmer G. Wynne.

She was the widow of G. Herbert Shaffer. He died April 28th,1994.

She was a lifetime member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,10th and Windsor Sts. Reading, PA. 19604.
Pat was a 1957 Reading High School Graduate

Pat had worked at Community School of Music and the Arts from June 1997 to November 2014.
She was President of the following organizations:Reading Alumnae Chapter,Alpha lota
Sorority of the former McCann School of Business,Reading,Pa.and Life member also President of the Pa. State Association of Alpha lota Sorority in 1988.
Past President Reading Club ITC(International Training in Communications)formerly International Toastmistress Club. Welsh Society of Berks County and chaired several Gymnfa in Reading. Shared Presidency of Susquehanna Square and Round dance club with her husband in the 1980’s.50 year plus member of Eastern Star of Pa.,50 year member of AAA. Life member of the following;Lutheran Historical Society of Eastern Pa.and Lancaster County and Hay Creek( Joanna Furnace),She and her husband Square Danced with the Rainbow Strollers for 15 years. She wrote a child’s hymn;”Do You See Me?” Pat came in first in Doubles Tournament in the Pa.State Bowling Association tournament in the 1970’s with Fern Deem.
She is survived by several cousins
A Religious Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, October 12th at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church with Mr. Douglas Didyoung,SALM officiating
Interment in Laureldale Cemetery..
Flowers are welcome or contributions to the church.
Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc,1501 N. 11th St.,Reading is in charge of arrangements.
Family and freinds may sign online register at

Mathews, Mary I. 6 Guestbook Entries »

Mary I. Mathews, 83, of Reading, passed away Tuesday, October 3rd, at Penn State St. Joseph Medical Center.

Mary was born in Reading, on February 12, 1934, a daughter of the late Ida (Pompei) and Edward Borzacchini.

She was the wife of Charles E. Mathews.

She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church,1018 N. 8th St., Reading,Pa. 19604.

Mary was a 1951 Central Catholic High School Graduate
She was employed as a secretary at Luden’s in Reading and Mary later on worked for Rundle’s Pharmacy for 20 years.

Mary loved to crochet,sew and make crafts.

Mary is also survived by
a daughter, Kathleen M.Sullivan, fiancee of Jeff Rathkey , of Mt. Penn.
two sons David C., husband of Sherri Mathews, of Riverview Park; Michael P. Mathews, of Muhlenberg Twp.

Also surviving are 4 grandchildren-Steven-husband of Erin Mathews,Nicholas Mathews,Jess Mathews,fiancee of Jason Plageman and Zachary Sullivan

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 7th at Gethsemane Chapel of Resurrection 3139 Kutztown Rd.,Reading ,Pa.

Inurnment in Gethsemane Chapel of St. George.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church.
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

Billman, Ruth M. 1 Guestbook Entry »

Ruth M. Billman, 99, of Shillington, formerly of Reading, she passed away peacefully,Monday, October 2nd, at Mifflin Center.

Ruth was born in Reading, on March 16, 1918, a daughter of the late Gertrude (Witchey) and Frank Dixon.

She was the widow of Donald D. Billman. Mr. Billman died April 15, 1980.

Ruthie was a hard worker, enjoyed gardening and was a great dancer. Ruthie and Bill spent many happy times with family, dancing, dining, walking and shopping.

Ruth is survived by
three step daughters, Karla, wife of Roy Lewars, of Sinking Spring; Maria, wife of Scott McDevitt, of Antietam; Michele, wife of John Griffith, of Englewood, FL.

Ruth is also survived by
2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, and a sister in law Adelle (Dolly) Dixon.

Mrs. Billman was predeceased a son Robert E. Billman, November 1, 1987; and her companion of 30+ years William J. Roth; and a sister Sarah R. Hute and brothers Donald D. and William Dixon.

Services are private at the convenience of family. Interment in 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

Rundle, Emily V. 1 Guestbook Entry »

Emily V. Rundle, 101, of Shillington, passed away Monday, September 25th, at Mifflin Center, Cumru Township.

Emily was born on February 26, 1916, a daughter of the late Nettie (Siglin) Werkerkeiser and George Werkerkeiser.

She was the widow of Robert D. Rundle. Mr. Rundle died in 1991.

She worked as as salesperson at Pomeroy’s and W.T. Grants.

Emily is survived by a son, Robert R. Rundle, of Cumru Township; and a brother, Edward Werkerkesier, of Saylorsburg.

She is also survived by a grandson, Brian A. Rundle.

A Religious Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 29th at the Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading.

Friends are invited to call 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday at the funeral home.

Interment in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading.

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