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Maenza, Mary Sign the Guestbook »

Mary Maenza, 91, of Reading, passed away Tuesday, March 22nd, at Villa St. Elizabeth, Reading.

Mary was born in Reading, on August 7, 1924, a daughter of the late Maria (Spica) and Erasmo Maenza.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Reading.

Mary graduated from the Reading High School.

She was employed as a book keeper for Sandora Company in Philadelphia.

Mary is survived by

a brother, Joseph Maenza, of Kenhorst and sister in law Myrtle widow of Edward Maenza of Birdsboro. Also surviving are: niece Kathleen Dean wife of David, Mohnton, 4 nephews, Edward H. Maenza, Reading; Jeffrey Maenza, husband of Linda, Mohrsville; Joseph F. Pieja, Jr., husband of Patricia, Mohnton; and Craig Pieja, husband of Sherri, Fleetwood.

Mary is also survived by 13 great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by sister Minnie Pieja and 2 brothers Frank and Edward Maenza.

Graveside Services will be held in Gethsemane Cemetery, 3139 Kutztown Rd., Reading, on Monday at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 151 North 9th Street, 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 register at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Chila,William Anthony 1 Guestbook Entry »

William Anthony Chila, 83, of York, passed away at 3:15 PM, Tuesday, March 15th, at Well Span York Hospital.

William was born in Reading on May 23, 1932, a son of the late Mary (Zaffiro) and Pasqualino Chila.

He was the loving husband of Phyllis Y. (Yiengst) Chila.
Bill was employed as a meat manager at Acme Foods, York. Bill also worked in various other stores before retiring from Giant Supermarket.

Bill was a member of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union.

William is also survived by
a daughter, Connie L. Kunkle, of Lancaster;
three sons Michael A. Chila, of Pt.St. Lucie,FL.; Matthew V. Chila, of Myrtle Beach.SC; Alex W. Chila, of Ocoee,FL.

Bill is also survived by
a sister, Maria J. Drumheiser
and 2 granddaughters-Alexis Chila and Lindey Kunkle.

Bill was predeceased by a grandson,Colin J. Kunkle,3 brothers and 1 sister.
Services were private at the convenience of the family.
Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc.,1501 N. 11th St.,Reading,was in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may sign online register at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Schwambach,Earl E.,Jr. 14 Guestbook Entries »

Earl E. Schwambach, Jr.72, of Reading, passed away , Tuesday, March 1st, in his residence.

Earl was born in Reading, on November 10, 1943, a son of the late Alma (Reinsmith) and Earl E. Schwambach.

He was the husband of Maryann (Buzeleski) Schwambach.

He was employed as a steel worker at Hoffman’s Industry, Sinking Spring., for 44 years.

Earl loved fishing ,golfing and he was a member of the Reading Archery Club .

Earl is also survived by
a daughter, Shari L., wife of Delvin Strause of Sinking Spring.

Earl is also survived by
two sisters, Sheila Fick, of Fleetwood; Shirley Straka of Exeter Twp.,
a brother, Donald Schwambach, of Mt. Penn.

Other survivors include 2 grandchildren,Corie Ward and Brandon Strause and 3 great grandchildren Ethan,Vincent and Noah.
Memorial Service will be held Saturday,March 5th at 1:00.at the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,Inc.,1501 N. 11th St.,Reading Friends may call Saturday from 12:30-1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers family requests contributions to your favorite charity.
Family and friends may sign online register at www.sandersfuneral.com.

Fessler,Sara V. 3 Guestbook Entries »

Sara V. Fessler, 80,of Reading, passed away Monday, February 29th, at Penn St.Health St. Joseph Medical Center.

Sara was born in Harrisburg, on May 5, 1935, a daughter of the late Ruth C. (Bupp) and James H. Cox.

She was the widow of Russell H. Fessler. Mr. Fessler died June 30, 1999. Her second husband Raymond B. Keiser, Jr. died November 16, 1997; she was also predeceased by her first husband Arthur E. Daubert. She was also predeceased by long time companion Charles A. Kissinger.

She was employed by State Auto Insurance Co., Harrisburg, from 1953-1962; Olmsted Air Force Base, Middletown, from 1962-1967; Ft. Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Annville, from 1967-1976; Social Security Administration, Reading, from 1985-1993, when she retired with 31 years of Federal Government service. She was employed part time by Ebersole Electric, Inc., from 1994 to Jan. 30,2004 and DMS Financial, Inc. from Jan. 2007- Jan. 2009.

She was a member of the Musicians Union of Harrisburg, and played and sang with a country music band in the 1950’s and 1960’s the Saddle Seranaders. She held numerous offices with the Lemoyne Junior Civic Club during the 1960’s including President.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Reading, she was a former member of St. Peter’s Lutheran church in Pine Grove and later transferred her membership to The First United Church of Christ (Now known as First Reformed Church), Wernersville, where she sang in the choir for several years. She also played many duets with the church organist, Mrs. Mabel Dech. She was the church photographer for many years keeping a pictorial record of church events.

Sara is survived by
three sisters: R. Lois Humphrey, Martha M. Kitzmiller and Gladys M. Davis.

She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Services private at the convenience of the family.
Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services,1501 N.11th St.,Reading,is in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may sign online register at www,sandersfuneral.com.

Parenti, Effie 11 Guestbook Entries »

Effie Parenti, 87, of Reading, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28th, surrounded by her devoted family.

She was the widow of Nicholas Parenti, who died September 7, 2008.

Effie was born in Reading, on March 24, 1928, a daughter of the late Angeliki (Kostomeris) and Athanasios Dialectos.

Mrs. Parenti was a member of St. Matthew’s Greek Orthodox Church, where she had served as a member of the Philoptochos Society.

Effie worked outside the home in her early life. She enjoyed delighting her loved ones with delicious pastries, but her most cherished times were spent with her children, grandchildren and extended family.

Effie is survived by two sons:
District Judge Thomas Xavios and fiance Sherry Degler, of Reading; Jeffrey husband of Lia Xavios, of Reading;

two step daughters, Monica, wife of David Krick, of Blandon; Sandra, wife of Richard Sikora, of Pittsburgh; a step son, Eugene, husband of Judith Parenti, of Reading;

There are three grandchildren, Michael Xavios, Myrtle Beach, SC; Connor Xavios, Fairfax, VA and Angela Xavios, Reading; seven step grandchildren,John and Michael Parenti, Amy and Jennifer Sikora, Andrew, Jason and Kristy Glass all of Reading; nine step great grandchildren and one step great great grandchild.

Effie is also survived by two siblings; Anna, wife of Michael Koumaras, of Reading; and
Harry, husband of Christine Dialectos, of Wyomissing; sister in law, Joanne Dialectos, widow of George, Reading and Gus Kraras, widower of sister Stella, Wyomissing.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 7th at 11:00 A.M. at the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.,1501 North 11th St, Reading, with Father Demetrius Nicoloudakis officiating. Friends may call, Monday from 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
Interment will follow at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Matthew’s Greek Orthodox Church, 8477 Allentown Pike, Blandon, PA 19510.

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