Robert A. Frey, 86, of Spring Township, passed away Wednesday, January 28th, at his residence. Mr. Frey was formerly of Reading.
He was born in Allentown, on April 28, 1928.
Mr. Frey was the husband of Arlene M. (Kase) Frey.
Robert worked as a chief meter reader for Met-Ed, for 42 years retiring in 1991.
He served in the U.S. Marines Corp.
Robert graduated from Reading High School in 1946. He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Reading.
Robert is survived by
Deborah A., wife of John E. Connolly, of Sinking Spring;
Susan E., wife of Edwin A. Youst, of Reinholds;
Thomas A., husband of Anita L. Frey, of Lebanon.
He is also survived by 7 grandchildren: Brian, Nicole, David, Diana, Alex, Katie, Maddie and
5 great grandchildren: Tyler, Ben, Grace, Kaylah and Lucy.
Mr. Frey was predeceased by a son James R. on January 22nd.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 1018 North 8th Street, Reading, at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, February 2nd.
Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township.
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.
Helen L. Bentz, 95, of Reading, passed away Thursday, January 22nd, at Manor Care – Sinking Spring, Sinking Spring.
Helen was born in Reading, on October 16, 1919, a daughter of the late Pauline (Farella) and Anthony LaVigna.
She was the widow of H. Kenneth Bentz. Mr Bentz died October 28, 1995.
Mrs. Bentz was employed as a order taker, at former Delta hosiery, Reading, for a number of years. Retired in 1981.
Helen was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Reading.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 1018 North 8th Street, Reading, PA 19604, at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 26th, with The Reverend Mullins officiating.
Friends may call at the church from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church Building fund.
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.
Helen A. Gristick, 97, of Reading, passed away Wednesday, January 21st, at Golden Living Center .
Helen was born in Reading on February 11, 1917, a daughter of the late Leokadia (Boryschewski) and Karol Traczuk.
Helen had been employed by Western Electric, Reading, for 20 years.
She was a member of St.Stephen’s Polish National Catholic Church, Reading, .
Helen is survived by
a daughter, Loretta A. Saxon, with whom she resided.
She is also survived by several nieces and nephews
Helen was predeceased by 4 brothers-Joseph,Stanley,Frank and Chester Traczuk and 4 sisters-Mary Krumenhoel,Jean Henry,Josephine Keith,Jane Leffler.
While there are no formal services, those who loved Helen, please light a candle and offer a prayer in remembrance..
Contributions to an animal aide organization of your choice would be appreciated.
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.
Donald R. Garl, 84, of Muhlenberg Twp.,passed away Monday, January 19th, at St. Joseph Medical Center.
Donald was born in Reading, on July 8, 1930, a son of the late Melva (Parkyn) and Raymond Garl.
He was the loving husband of Barbara A. (Latchford) Garl for 63 years.
He was employed as a pipe fitter at Local # 420 for 30 years. He retired in 1992.
Don was Past President for Hot Stovers for 20 years.President of Operation Knight Lights,member of Blandon Lions,and Muhlenberg A’s,Chairman of the Board of Muhlenberg Twp.Authority,he also did volunteer work for Owl’s Field. He was owner of Garl’s Ice at the Reading Fair.His hobbies included following NASCAR and the Reading Phillies.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,Reading, where he was also on the church council.
Donald was the devoted father of
two daughters, Andrea J., wife of Anthony L. Armo, of Muhlenberg Twp.; and
Cherie A., widow of Mark Weidner, of Muhlenberg Twp.
Donald is also survived by
two sisters, Joan Bechtel and Diane Dietrich and
six brothers, Raymond Garl, of CA.; Cleon Garl, of Fla.; Gilbert Garl, of Reading; John Garl, of Reading; Barry Garl, of Reading; Curtis Garl, of Reading.
Also surviving are 3 granddaughters,Melissa C.Armo,Stacey L.,wife of Michael Zatorski and Heather C. Weidner and 2 great grandchildren,Emily and Anthony Zatorski.
Don was predeceased by a sister,June Fidler and brother,Clair Garl.
Services From Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc.,1501 N. 11th St., Reading, at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 23rd, with The Rev. Gerald C. Arndt officiating.
Friends are invited to call Friday 9:00-11:00 AM. at the funeral home.
Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes (JDRF) 14 E.60 th St. Suite 208 New York, NY 10022 .
Family and friends may sign online register at www,sandersfuneral.com
Leroy D. Snyder, 84, Reading, passed away Friday, January 16th, at the St. Joseph Medical Center.
Mr. Snyder was born in West Reading, on October 5, 1930, a son of the late Anna (Steines) and Robert Snyder.
He was the husband of Janice L. Snyder.
Leroy worked as a manager at Norristown Bell Federal Credit Union. He was a former State Director of the Pennsylvania Credit Union League, and a former President of Montgomery County Credit Union Chapter.
Leroy graduated from the Reading High School and was a member of St. Thomas U.C.C. Reading, where he was a former member of the consistory.
In addition to his wife, Leroy is also survived by
two daughters, Tracy L. Snyder, of Reading;
Jonelle A., wife of Jay Helms, of Perkasie; and
two sons Scott D., husband of Jennifer Snyder, of Bloomsburg; and Kirk A. Snyder, of Florida.
He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and a great grandson.
A Religious Service will be held at the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, January 22nd, with The Reverend Charles S. Nease, Jr. officiating.
Friends are invited to call Thursday 12:00 – 1:30 P.M. at the funeral home.
Interment at Berks County Memorial Gardens, Maidencreek Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Thomas U.C.C. 851 North 11th St. Reading, PA 19604 or Milton Hershey School Alumni Assoc.,PO Box 133, Hershey, PA 17033 or Starr Commonwealth, 13725 Starr Commonwealth Rd., Albion, MI 49224.
Please sign the online guest register at www.sandersfuneral.com.