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Carroll, Laura D. 3 Guestbook Entries »

Laura D. Carroll, 87, of Douglassville, passed away at 3:14 AM, Wednesday, February 15th, at her residence. Mrs. Carroll was formerly of Reading.

Laura was born in Reading, on April 23, 1929, a daughter of the late Elsie (Hoynicki) and Lawrence Nicolodi.

She was the widow of James J. Carroll, Sr., Mr. Carroll died July, 2002.

Mrs. Carroll was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Reading.

She worked as a sewing machine operator at David Sewing Machine, for 20 years, she retired in 2001.

Laura is survived by
two daughters, Elaine Bianco, and Sylvia Bauer, both of South Carolina;

two sons Thomas Carroll, of Lehighton and Patrick Carroll, of Douglassville.

Laura is also survived by

6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 step grandchild.

In addition to her husband, she was pre deceased by a son James J. Carroll, Jr., in December 1977.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 17th at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 1018 N. 8th Street, Reading.

Friends are invited to call 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday at the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading.

Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Branch 237 Court Street Reading, PA 19601.

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

Nester,Lillian G. 2 Guestbook Entries »

Lillian G. Nester, 103,formerly of Wyomissing Hills,.passed away Friday,February 3rd at Park Creek Place,N. Wales,Montgomery County,where she lived since May 2016. She was loved by staff and residents and was referred to as their “Angel” because she was always smiling and waving.

Lillian was born in Bernville.on July 23, 1913, a daughter of the late Lizzie (Klapp) and Charles Koenig.

She was the widow of Russell S. Nester. They were married in November of 1944. He passed away August 2,1976.
Lillian was a member of the former St. Thomas UCC,,Reading,where she was active in the Choir Mother’s Guild.

She was employed as a full fashion hosiery topper at Berkshire Knitting Mill for a number of years. She initially was a beautician.
Lillian loved her entire family and they loved her deeply. She also loved gardening and she was an avid sewer and reader,especially the Bible. Her faith in God was paramount her entire life and she instilled this in her daughters.
She loved animals and all family pets especially, “Gracie”,her cat.
Lillian was fiercely independent and strong and lived on her own,after her husband’s death, until she was 97.
Lillian is survived by
two daughters, Karen N. Elko, of Lansdale and
Donna M. Nester, of Wernersville.
She is also survived by 2 grandsons;Jeffrey R. and Gregory L. Elko both of Chicago and several nieces and nephews.
Pre-deceased by 2 brothers,Wayne and Earl Koenig and sister,Helen Kunkle.
Services are private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brookdale Hospice 995 Old Eagle Rd. Suite 315 Wayne, Pa. 19087 or Animal Rescue League 58 Kennel Rd. Birdsboro,Pa. 19508 or Charity of Your Choice.
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.

Hermansader,Gladys I. 2 Guestbook Entries »

Gladys I. Hermansader, 89, of Reading, passed away Thursday, February 2nd, at Penn State Health St. Joseph’s.

Gladys was born in Reading, on March 29, 1927, a daughter of the late Eva (Roeder) and Daniel Kerschner.

She was the widow of Edward B. Hermansader. He died 11/19/2010.

Gladys was a 1945 Reading High School Graduate.

She worked as a secretary at her husband’s business,John H. Millard Co.She initially worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at St. Joseph Hospital.

Gladys loved her family.She also loved bowling;she was inducted into Reading Women’s Bowling Association in 1992. She served on the board of the association for many years ,her last office being Sgt. of Arms.She was a season ticket holder for the Reading Phillies.

In honor of her 85th birthday she threw out the first pitch of a Phillies game.
Gladys also played piano and liked Reading Symphony Concerts. In her younger days she enjoyed horseback riding.

Gladys is survived by
two daughters, I. Lynn Hermansader, of Reading;
Jill A. Hermansader, with whom she last resided.

She is also survived by grandson-Keith E. Hermansader and granddaughter-Giana Marie. Gladys is also survived by “Fur Babies”,Daisy,Dusty,Finn and “Granddog”, Bear.

Gladys was predeceased by a brother,Austin Kerschner.

Services are private at the convenience of the family.
Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc.,1501 N. 11th St.,Reading,is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Berks Humane Society, 1801 N. 11th St. Reading, Pa. 19604.

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

Snow,Yvonne M. (Voni) 11 Guestbook Entries »

Yvonne M. (Voni) Snow, 50, of Reading, passed away Monday, January 30th, at Manor Care – Muhlenberg Twp.

Voni was born in Reading, on September 26, 1966, a daughter of Gail (Ebersole) ,wife of James Lentz of Reading and Patrick ,husband of Barbara Dalton of Wernersville.

She was the widow of Kelvin D. Snow.

Voni loved four wheeling,dancing,singing and country music.

Yvonne is also survived by
two daughters, Samantha J.Lucas,companion of Brian Speer, of Mt. Airy,NC;
Brooke C., wife of Joshua L. Seiders, of Kennedyville,MD,;
two step daughters, Chelsea Snow and Emily Cox, both of N. Carolina.

Voni is also survived by
a sister, Kelly, wife of Steven Colavito, of Blandon;
a brother, Sean, husband of Chrissy Dalton, of Womelsdorf;
a step sister, Sherry Dalton.

Also surviving are 2 grandchildren-Brayden and Blake Seiders and 2 stepgrandchildren,Brayden Snow and Jordyn Cox.

Services are private.at the convenience of the family.
Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc.1501 N. 11th St.,Reading,is in charge of arrangements.

Williams, Norman F. 11 Guestbook Entries »

Norman F. Williams, 82, of Reading, passed away Friday, January 27th, at his residence.

He was born in Liverpool, England, on June 8, 1934, a son of the late Eliza (Spencer)and Francis E. Williams.

Mr. Williams was the husband of Mary Ellen (Fix) Williams.

He was a member of Ebenezer Mountain View Church, Reading, .

Norman served in the U.S. Army.

He worked as a electrician at Rockwell International, retired in 1996.

Norman enjoyed hiking, biking, playing the Accordion and Polka dancing. He was a life long soccer fan and enjoyed watching his grandson play soccer.

In addition to his wife Norman is survived by
two sons Kenneth A. Williams, of Kenhorst; David K., husband of Dawn Williams, of Blandon;

Two sisters, Gwendaline Kline, of Muhlenberg; Elin, wife of Marlin Sanders, of Fleetwood; and a brother, Owen Williams, of Colorado.

He is also survived by Granddaughter Ashlyn and grandson Adrian.

A Religious Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 1st at the Sanders Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.

Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading.

Contributions may be made to: Fleetwood Youth Soccer Club PO Box 117 Fleetwood, PA 19522.

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