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Tolland, Martha E. “Aunt Mike” 6 Guestbook Entries »

Martha E. (Aunt Mike) Tolland, 97, of Exeter Township, passed away at 9:58 pm, Friday, August 1st, peacefully, in her daughters residence.

Martha was born in Reading, on January 5, 1917, a daughter of the late Harriet (Fry) and Anthony Werner.

Mrs. Tolland was the widow of James P. Tolland. Mr. Tolland died in 1988.

She worked as a candy maker at J.P. Linette Inc. for 25 years. Martha loved listening to music.

Martha is survived by
a daughter, Maureen L. Tolland, of Exeter Township. She is also survived by a granddaughter Jodie wife of Joseph Morgan, of Ephrata; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son Patrick Tolland in 1962.

Religious Service from the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 6th, with The Reverend Paul Jones officiating.

Friends are invited to call Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.

Interment at Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale.

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

Sands, Deborah M. 4 Guestbook Entries »

Deborah M. Sands, 63, of Reading, passed away Tuesday, July 29th, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading.

Deborah was born in Reading, on September 21, 1950, a daughter of the late Elinor A. (Pawlikowski) and Charles G. Keefer.

She was the wife of Harry A. Sands.

She worked as a secretary at CNA Insurance Company and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, Willingboro, NJ in 1968.

Mrs. Sands was a member of Berks Bible Church, Shillington.

Deborah is survived by
a daughter, Erin L. Sands, of Philadelphia; and
a sister, Wendy Connors, of St. Davids, PA.

Religious Service from the Berks Bible Church, 29 East Lancaster Avenue, Shillington, PA 19607, at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, August 4th, with The Reverend Timothy C. Kraynak officiating.

Family will receive friends Monday 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at Berks Bible Church.

Interment private at convenience of the Family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Berks Bible Church, at the above address.

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

Gregory, Patricia R. 9 Guestbook Entries »

Patricia R. Gregory, 77, of Reading, passed away Saturday, July 19th, at Manor Care – Laureldale.

Patricia was born in Reading, on January 10, 1937, a daughter of the late Ruth (Litch) and Earl Hohl.

She was the wife of Ronald Gregory.

Mrs. Gregory worked as a layout operator at AT&T Reading, for 37 years, retired in 1995.

Patricia is survived by
two daughters, Ronda Gregory Weand, of Maidencreek Towship; and Denise P., wife of Gregory Eagle, of Sinking Spring.

She is also survived by 4 grandchildren Ronald husband of Lauren Weand; Ryan Weand; Dawn Eagle; Kyle husband of Jessica Eagle and a great grandson Brody.

Religious Service from the Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 24th, with The Rev. Paul Jones officiating.

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

Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading.

Family request donations to American Cancer Society 498 Bellevue Ave. Reading, PA 19605.

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

Esterly, Bettie J. Sign the Guestbook »

Bettie J. Esterly, 86, of Leesport, passed away Friday, July 18th, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Township.

Bettie was born in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County on January 16, 1928, a daughter of the late Eva (Becker) and Rufus Michael, Sr.

She was the wife of John W. Esterly.

Mrs. Esterly was a member of St. Mark’s U.C.C., Reading.

Bettie is survived by
a daughter, Lynn J., wife of Jan S. Farrell, of Mohnton;
a step son, Darin J Esterly, of Lancaster County.

Bettie is also survived by
a sister, Hazel Sterling, of Reading;
a brother, Rufus Michael, of Birdsboro;

She is also survived by 6 grandchildren: Jeremy Kline, Dallas Kline, Ian Farrell, Jamey Kline, Chelsea Farrell and Ethan Esterly; and 6 great grandchildren

Religious Service from Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 North 11th Street, Reading, at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 23rd, with The Reverend Walton Horn officiating.

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

Interment at Laureldale Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.

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

Missbach, Max A., Jr. 16 Guestbook Entries »

Max A. (Jut) Missbach, Jr., 89, of Reading, passed away Thursday, July 17th, at Manor Care – Laureldale.

Max was born in Reading, on December 18, 1924, a son of the late Loraine (Dearolf) and Max A. Missbach, Sr.

He was the widower of Yvonne (Chelius) Missbach. Mrs. Missbach died Feb. 9, 2003.

Mr. Missbach worked as a teacher for the Reading School District, for 35 years.

He served in the U.S. Navy in WW II.

Max coached for 25 years; junior high basketball, baseball and track and high school, basketball and tennis. He was also an assistant coach for Albright College basketball. He was named Reading High School athlete of the year in 1943 and is a member of the Northeast Junior High School Hall of Fame.

He graduated from Reading High School in 1943, and West Chester State Teachers College in 1950.

He was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church, Reading.

Max is also survived by
a sister, Marilyn Fugatt, of Wyomissing and by several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, at 1:30 P.M. Friday, July 25th, with The Rev. Eileen M. Smith Le Van officiating.

Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Nativity Lutheran Church- building fund 1501 N. 13th St. 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 book at www.sandersfuneral.com.