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Bellman-Westley,Fern E. Sign the Guestbook »

Fern E. Bellman-Westley, 96,formerly of Reading,passed away Friday, January 9th, in Berks Heim.

Fern was born in Reading on May 17, 1918, a daughter of the late Elsie E. (Ohnmacht) and George L. Haas.

She was the widow of James R. Westley. He died 6/14/1992.

Fern was employed as a sewing machine operator at the former Schiessler Hosiery, Reading, for 50 years.

She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Reading.

Fern is survived by
a son,Charles R., husband of Ethel Schaeffer, of Muhlenberg Twp.

Fern is also survived by
a sister, June M., widow of Al Knoll.

She is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Berks Heim,PO Box 1495,Reading,Pa. 19603
Services are private at the convenience of family. 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..

Conrad, Terry W. 8 Guestbook Entries »

Terry W. Conrad, 77, of Reading, passed away Sunday, December 21st, at his residence. .

Terry was born in Reading, on December 15, 1937, a son of the late Adrienne (Cole) Steckler and Walter D. Conrad.

He was the husband of Judith Rae Conrad. They were married for 51 years.

He worked as a telephone splicer for former Bell Telephone now Verizon for 40 years. After retirement, he worked for ASAP carrier shuttle for St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Terry graduated from Muhlenberg High School in 1955 and attended Penn State Berks Campus.

He was a member of One U.C.C., Reading, where he sang in the choir, enjoyed candy making and playing darts.

Terry is also survived by
a daughter, Agnes, wife of Bernard Stump, of Reading and a
a son,Michael, husband of Rachel Conrad, of Reading;

Terry is also survived by
a sister, Judith Gibbons, of Douglassville.

He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; a niece and nephew.

Memorial Service will be held at One U.C.C., 1730 New Holland Rd., Reading, PA 19607, at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 3rd, with The Rev. Rebecca Hoover officiating.

Friends are invited to call Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to One United Church of Christ.

Terry appreciated his church family and Heartland Hospice for their care and support.

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.

Salisbury, Edith M. 2 Guestbook Entries »

Edith M. Salisbury, 92, of Boyertown, passed away Sunday, December 21st, at Chestnut Knoll, she was formerly, of Temple.

Edith was born in Reading, on April 30, 1922, a daughter of the late Dorothy (Kessler) and Irvin Eshbach.

She worked as a salesperson at Sears and Roebuck, Reading, for 40 years retired in 1994.

Edith graduated from Reading High School in 1940.

Edith is survived by
a son,Kenneth D., husband of Carolyn Salisbury, of Reading;

and a sister, Margaret Warmkessel, of Harrisburg.

She is also survived by Granddaughter Kimberly A. wife of Jason Rankin, Wernersville, great granddaughter Kaylee Rankin and great grandson Tyrus Rankin.

Religious Service from the Sanders Funeral Home, 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, at 12:00 P.M. on Monday, December 29th, with The Reverend Paul Jones officiating.

Friends are invited to call Monday 11:30 – 12:00 P.M. at funeral home.

Interment at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: charity of choice.

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

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.