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O’Brien,Betty M. 4 Guestbook Entries »

Betty M.(Lash) O’Brien, 83, of Reading, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 7th, at Manor Care – Laureldale. Betty was the widow of Harold L. O’Brien with whom she was married for over 60 years. He passed away February 7,2012.

Betty was born in Reading on February 9th,1934,a daughter of the late Daniel and Bessie (Barlet) Lash.
She worked at the former Mary MacIntosh and then St. Joseph Hospital until her well-deserved retirement. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,Reading,where her faith played a significant role in her life. Her entire life was about giving and selflessly seeing that her family came first. She was at her happiest when surrounded by her children,grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family that she shared with the world was her proudest accomplishment.

Betty is survived by…
Three daughters:Kathleen,wife of Stephen Domsicz and their children:Jennifer,wife of Anand Kanike;Stephanie:Mary,wife of Donnie Himmelberger. Daughter,Sharon,wife of Francis Kline and their children;Scott and his wife Carrie;Sarah,Rachel,wife of Michael Wheeler and Laura,wife of Scott Senna. Daughter,Marcy Madl,companion of Bill Garber and her daughter,Mandy Madl.

Four sons: Michael,and children Steven Calvaresi,Caitlin,wife of Mike Mendoza. Son,Timothy,husband of Susan O’Brien and their children:Brandon,Brittni and Josef Grim. Son,Daniel,husband of Jennifer O’Brien and their children;Dylan and Jeremy.Son,David,husband of Janell O’Brien and their children Codie,Kyle,Tanner and Morgan.
She is also survived by great grandchildren:Ethan,Maya,Kayla,Sydney,Vera,Donnie,Brady,Tyler,Mason,Marcus,Lucas,Nora,Adrian,Ricky and Amy.
Memorial Service at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,10th and Windsor Sts.,Reading,at 10:00 AM on Saturday,June 10th with Doug Didyoung,S.A.L.M.,officiating.
Friends may call Saturday from 9:30-10:00 am at the church.
Interment private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers,donations in Betty’s name are asked to be made to Heartland Hospice,2201 Ridgewood Rd.,#180,Wyomissing,Pa. 19610.
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.

Uhler, Miriam O. 1 Guestbook Entry »

Miriam O. Uhler, 104, formerly of Reading, passed away Friday, June 2nd, at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, where she had been a guest for 2 years.

Miriam was born in Lehigh County, on June 25, 1912, a daughter of the late Emma (Schneck) and George Ross.

She was the widow of George D. Uhler. Mr. Uhler died November 27, 1987.

Miriam was a caring woman who enjoyed time with family. She loved her home in Reading, where she lived for almost 70 years and spent countless joyful hours watching the activity at the playground across the street. She was a dedicated member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Reading. During her stay at Zerbe Sisters, she looked forward to frequent visits from family, and Lucy, the service dog. She participated in group activities as she was able-and took first place in a wheelchair race! She was adored by all who had the opportunity to know her. Miriam will be greatly missed.

Miriam is survived by a daughter, Marian W., wife of Harrison Diehl, Jr., of Brecknock Township;
two sons Dennis B., husband of Karen Uhler, of Florida and Robert G. Uhler, of Brecknock Township.

Miriam is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 24th at 11:00 A.M. in the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 10th and Windsor Streets Reading, PA 19604.

The Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.,1501 North 11th Street, Reading, is in charge of the arrangements.

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

Jaworski, Joseph A. 3 Guestbook Entries »

Joseph A. Jaworski, 89, of Exeter Township, passed away Wednesday, May 31st, at his daughter’s residence. He was formerly of Reading.

Joseph was born in Reading, on October 12, 1927, a son of the late Bertha (Pawlicki) Jaworski-Campbell and the late Adam Jaworski.

He was the widower of Dorothy B. (Ervin) Jaworski. Mrs. Jaworski died November 2, 1997.

Joseph was a loving and caring father. He served in the U.S. Army in WW II.

Mr. Jaworski was a machinist at Birdsboro Steel Corp., Reading.

He was a member of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the Marion Fire Company both of Reading.

Joseph is survived by
a daughter, Judy L., wife of Elwood Groh, of Exeter Township;
a son ,Jesse J., husband of Donna M. Jaworski, of Fogelsville.

He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Joseph was predeceased by a brother Henry and 2 sisters Sophie Romanski and Wanda Lecce.

A Religious Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, June 5th at the Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading.

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

Interment at Alsace Cemetery, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Assoc. 200 Reading Ave., Suite 201, West Reading, PA 19611.

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

Koumaras,Michael G. 4 Guestbook Entries »

Michael G. Koumaras, 89, of Reading, passed away Saturday, May 27th, while in the company of family in his residence. .

Michael was born in Reading on August 19, 1927, a son of the late Mary (Odages) and George S. Koumaras.
Mike was the husband of Anna (Dialectos) Koumaras.
He was a member of S.S. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Reading.
Mike was a 1947 Reading High School Graduate.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Mike was the proprietor of Mike’s Sandwich Shop,Reading. . Mike was also co-owner of the Windgate Motel in Wildwood,NJ. Later he co-owned Maaco in Allentown.

Mike is also survived by
three sons George, husband of Marie Koumaras, of Cape May,NJ; Anthony, husband of Tracy Koumaras, of Reading; Stephan Koumaras,fiancee of Elizabeth Allen of West Lawn.

He is also survived by 9 grandchildren-Michael,Jennifer,Aaron,Alexa,Colby,Joshua,Gabriel,Alyssa and Christopher and 4 great grandchildren-Adrianna,Eva,Stella and Max. Mike was known as “Big Popou” in the family.

A Religious Service will be held at on Friday, June 2nd at 11:00 am at S.S. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church,1001 E. Wyomissing Blvd.,Reading,Pa. 19611
Friends may call Friday 9:00-11:00 AM.
Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery .
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the church or St. Jude Childrens Hospital,262 Danny Thomas Pl.,Memphis,TN.,38105
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.

Lankert,H. Michael 6 Guestbook Entries »

H. Michael Lankert, 80, of Hamburg, passed away Friday, May 26th, at Penn State Health,St. Joseph.

Mike was born in Philadelphia, on October 24, 1936, a son of the late Adelaide M. (Poticher) and Harry H. Lankert.

He was the widower of Anna E. (Chippini) Lankert. She passed away 1/1/2003.
Mike was employed as a steel fabricator,working for Eastern Machine Products,Reading,from 1957-1999.
He was a US Army Korean Conflict Veteran and a Reading High School Graduate of 1954.
Mike was former President of Local Union # 8582,United Steel Workers from 1980-1988.
Mike is survived by
a step son,Ralph Tranquillo ,Temple;sister Carol Naugle,Reading and good friend,Tina Kramer.
He was pre-deceased by a sister,Nancy Dees.
Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc.,1501 N. 11th St.,Reading,is in charge of arrangements.

For complete obituary go to www.sandersfuneral.com.