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Gregory, Patricia R. 9 Guestbook Entries »

Patricia R. Gregory, 77, of Reading, passed away Saturday, July 19th, at Manor Care – Laureldale.

Patricia was born in Reading, on January 10, 1937, a daughter of the late Ruth (Litch) and Earl Hohl.

She was the wife of Ronald Gregory.

Mrs. Gregory worked as a layout operator at AT&T Reading, for 37 years, retired in 1995.

Patricia is survived by
two daughters, Ronda Gregory Weand, of Maidencreek Towship; and Denise P., wife of Gregory Eagle, of Sinking Spring.

She is also survived by 4 grandchildren Ronald husband of Lauren Weand; Ryan Weand; Dawn Eagle; Kyle husband of Jessica Eagle and a great grandson Brody.

Religious Service from the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 24th, with The Rev. Paul Jones officiating.

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

Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading.

Family request donations to American Cancer Society 498 Bellevue Ave. Reading, PA 19605.

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

Esterly, Bettie J. Sign the Guestbook »

Bettie J. Esterly, 86, of Leesport, passed away Friday, July 18th, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Township.

Bettie was born in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County on January 16, 1928, a daughter of the late Eva (Becker) and Rufus Michael, Sr.

She was the wife of John W. Esterly.

Mrs. Esterly was a member of St. Mark’s U.C.C., Reading.

Bettie is survived by
a daughter, Lynn J., wife of Jan S. Farrell, of Mohnton;
a step son, Darin J Esterly, of Lancaster County.

Bettie is also survived by
a sister, Hazel Sterling, of Reading;
a brother, Rufus Michael, of Birdsboro;

She is also survived by 6 grandchildren: Jeremy Kline, Dallas Kline, Ian Farrell, Jamey Kline, Chelsea Farrell and Ethan Esterly; and 6 great grandchildren

Religious Service from Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 23rd, with The Reverend Walton Horn officiating.

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

Interment at Laureldale Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.

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

Missbach, Max A., Jr. 15 Guestbook Entries »

Max A. (Jut) Missbach, Jr., 89, of Reading, passed away Thursday, July 17th, at Manor Care – Laureldale.

Max was born in Reading, on December 18, 1924, a son of the late Loraine (Dearolf) and Max A. Missbach, Sr.

He was the widower of Yvonne (Chelius) Missbach. Mrs. Missbach died Feb. 9, 2003.

Mr. Missbach worked as a teacher for the Reading School District, for 35 years.

He served in the U.S. Navy in WW II.

Max coached for 25 years; junior high basketball, baseball and track and high school, basketball and tennis. He was also an assistant coach for Albright College basketball. He was named Reading High School athlete of the year in 1943 and is a member of the Northeast Junior High School Hall of Fame.

He graduated from Reading High School in 1943, and West Chester State Teachers College in 1950.

He was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church, Reading.

Max is also survived by
a sister, Marilyn Fugatt, of Wyomissing and by several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, at 1:30 P.M. Friday, July 25th, with The Rev. Eileen M. Smith Le Van officiating.

Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Nativity Lutheran Church- building fund 1501 N. 13th St. Reading, PA 19604.

The Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign the online guest book at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Brennan, Gerald R. Sign the Guestbook »

Gerald R. Brennan, 78, of Reading, passed away Wednesday, July 16th, at his residence.

Gerald was born in Reading, on November 7, 1935, a son of the late Emily and Christopher Brennan.

He worked as a diesel mechanic last working for Petro.

Mr. Brennan graduated from Fleetwood High School.

Gerald is survived by
a daughter, Monica Blackburn, of Ohio;
three sons Christopher Brennan, Patrick Brennan, Gary Brennan, all of Reading.

He is also survived by 3 grandchildren and his long time girl friend Shirley Odum of Reading.

Graveside service will be held at Alsace Cemetery, Reading, at 2:30 P.M. on Wednesday, July 23rd.

A closed casket visitation will be held Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 P.M., at the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, PA .

Interment at Alsace Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township. Please sign the online guest register at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Bricker,Margaret Catherine 4 Guestbook Entries »

Margaret Catherine(McKinney) Bricker, 100, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 8th, at Laurel Center,Hamburg,where she was a guest for 8 years.

Margaret was born at home in Reading on October 17, 1913, a daughter of the late Mary G. (Springer) and Elmer E. McKinney, Sr.

After celebrating 53 years of marriage she was predeceased by her husband,Theodore on December 2,1987.

She worked at the Nolde Knitting Mills in the 1930′s but spent most of her life as a homemaker.

She was a member of Reading Hospital Auxiliary.She loved to knit.crochet and read and made the best darn fudge you ever tasted.Her greatest thrill was receiving a birthday wish from the President and the Queen of England.One of her most rewarding accomplishments was celebrating her 100th birthday with her family and friends at a party in October. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,Reading where she was also a long Time Sunday school teacher and a member of the Mother’s and Teacher’s Association.

Margaret is survived by
a son,Ronald, husband of Judith Bricker, of Temple and a daughter,Lynda J.,wife of Dennis Bachman,Bernville.

Margaret is also survived by
6 grandchildren-Kristin Morrissey,Marcie Mauroschadt,both of Muhlenberg;Jim Bricker,Douglassville;Jeff Bricker,Hockessin,DE.;Jenny Russian,Devon;Jodie Weyandt,Antietam.Also by 15 great grandchildren:Veronica,Alexa,Molly,Rachel,Laura,Evan,Drew,Amanda,Maggie,Max,Spencer,Jeremy,Nathaniel,
Matthew and Nicholas.Also by one great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Margaret was predeceased by her son,Gerald K.,on August 3,2010. She was also predeceased by her siblings,Evelyn,Dorothy,Morris,Gertrude,Elmer,Jr.,Kenneth and Jane.

Graveside service will be held at at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 14th, with Douglas F. Didyoung,S.A.L.M. officiating. Family will be meeting at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 1015 Windsor St. Reading, PA 19604 or American Cancer Society 498 Bellevue Ave. Reading, PA 19605.

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 ww.sandersfuneral.com.