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Merkel,William B. 7 Guestbook Entries »

William B. Merkel, 83, of Exeter Twp.,passed away Sunday, December 14th, at Golden Living Center.

William was born in Reading, on October 8, 1931, a son of the late Agnes (Dugan) and William H. Merkel.

He was the husband of Mae E. (Gamber) Merkel.

Bill was employed as a bus driver in the Wilson School District. He initially worked as a steel worker for Car Tech.

Bill was a life member of the Reading Pagoda Motorcycle Club.

William is also survived by
two daughters, Donna M., wife of Gary Schlappich, of Muhlenberg Twp.;
Diane L., wife of John Wanner, of Muhlenberg Twp.;
two sons William B.,Jr., husband of Kathy Merkel, of San Antonio,TX.; Jeffrey D., husband of Denise Merkel, of Wernersville.

He is also survived by 6 grandsons,2 granddaughters,4 great grandsons,2 great granddaughters

Memorial Service at at Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc.,1501 N. 11th St. Reading, at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 22nd.

Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA. 19106.

Family and friends may sign online register at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Laurence, Janice L. 6 Guestbook Entries »

Janice L. Laurence, 79, formerly of Reading, passed away Friday, November 21st, at Berks Heim, where she had been a guest since February 2013. The family would like to extend a heart felt thank you to the staff at Berks Heim for all their care.

She was born in Reading, on May 7, 1935, a daughter of the late Florence (Fox) and Ralph Gilmore.

Mrs. Laurence was the widow of David D. Laurence. Mr. Laurence died July 17, 1987.

Janice worked as a teacher’s aide in the Reading School District for 17 years and she was the first women to join the Ivy Leaf Association.

Janice is survived by
four daughters: Kim S., wife of Gary Killian, of Reading;
Kelly L., wife of Jon Storch, of Leesport;
Kristy S., wife of John Holland, of Temple;
Kory L., wife of Joseph Raffensperger, of Shoemakersville;

Janice is also survived by
a sister, Sharon O’Reilly and
by 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Religious Service will be held at the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 26th.

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

Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Ivy Leaf Association, 1159 Buttonwood Street, Reading, PA 19604.

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

Conley,Vivian M. 2 Guestbook Entries »

Vivian M. Conley, 93, of Laureldale, passed away Sunday, November 16th, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center.

Vivian was born in Reading, on June 23, 1921, a daughter of the late Minnie (Bowers) and Adrian Paquette.

She was the widow of Albert P. Conley. He died November 24,1975.

She was employed as a salesperson at the Reading Outlets for 20 years.

Vivian loved cooking,traveling,was interested in news and politics and was an avid reader.

Vivian is survived by
a daughter, Allynne P. Goheen,with whom she last resided.

She is also survived by a grandson,William Goheen and great grandson,Elijah Goheen. Also surviving is Julia Goheen.

Services from the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc.,1501 N. 11th St., Reading, at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 20th.

Friends are invited to call Thursday 10:00-11:00 AM. at the funeral home.

Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery .

Family and friends may sign online register at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Kephart, Pauline F. Sign the Guestbook »

Pauline F. Kephart, 93, of Spring Township, passed away Wednesday, November 5th, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading.

Pauline was born in Reading, on February 28, 1921, a daughter of the late Mamie (Weidner) and Charles Heller.

She was the widow of George Kephart. Mr. Kephart died Sept. 6,1999.

Mrs. Kephart worked as a knitter at several hosiery mills, in Reading.

Pauline in addition to her family she enjoyed cooking and crafts.

Mrs. Kephart is survived by niece Linda wife of Paul Triviets, nephew Larry husband of Lynn Heller and several great nieces and nephews.

Services are private at the convenience of family.

Interment at Maiden Creek Cemetery Maiden Creek Twp., Pennsylvania.

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

Olshevski, Michelle D. 11 Guestbook Entries »

Michelle D. Olshevski, 52, of Pottstown, passed away Wednesday, November 5th, at her residence.

Michelle was born in Quakertown, on April 4, 1962, a daughter of Anna Mae “Annie”(Lang) wife of Dale Fegley, of Exeter Township and George Olshevski, of San Marcos, California.

She worked as a delivery driver for DHL, she loved her family, animals and nascar racing.

Michelle graduated from Exeter High School in 1980. Where she performed in the color guard.

Michelle is also survived by
a daughter, Angela M. Olshevski, of Port Clinton;

Two sisters, Sherry Kealy, of San Diego, California, and Donna Prigmore, of Birdsboro.

She is also survived by nieces and a nephew.

A Memorial Service will held at the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 15th.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Animal Rescue League P.O. Box 69 Mohnton, PA 19540.

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