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Margaret Loeper

Mar 31, 1934 - Nov 26, 2023

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West Reading, PA

Margaret Jean Loeper, 89, formerly of Reading, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2023, in the care of Country Meadows. She was the loving widow of John "Chick" E. Loeper, who passed away on January 13, 2021. Born in Reading, Jean was a daughter of the late Irvin W. and Margaret (Hallowell) Henry.Jean graduated from Central Catholic in 1952 and soon married her sweetheart, Chick. They met when he asked her to be his prom date. During their 65 wonderful years of marriage, they gave their family a...Read More

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Ethel M. Row Dietrich

Jul 28, 1941 - Feb 11, 2024

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West Reading, PA

Ethel Row Dietrich Obituary Ethel M. Row Dietrich, 82, of Reading, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024, in Spruce Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, West Reading. She was the widow of the late Ronald W. Row, Sr. and Samuel Dietrich Born Monday, July 28, 1941, in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Edwin & Lillian (neé Orrs) Bean. Ethel had worked for the former Bortz Chocolate Company. She is survived by her son: Ricky W. Row; her daughter in law: Vicki A. (neé Schoellkopf) Row; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sons: Ronald W. Row Jr., and Randy W. Row; and by her siblings: Thelma Jean Cavallo, Edwin Bean Sr.., and Barry Bean. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 16, 2024, at 11 AM, at the Mae A. Stump Funeral Home, 117 W. Main St., Fleetwood, with Chaplain Carolyn Lugo, officiating. Relatives and friends may call Friday, from 10 AM until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be Monday, February 19, 2024, at 10:30 AM, in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton. In Lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made to the Evergreen Country Club Playground Fund, PO Box 332, Fleetwood, PA 19522 or the the Animal Rescue League of Berks County at www.berksarl.org The Mull Funeral Home, Womelsdorf, has charge of arrangements. www.mullfh.com Please direct all inquiries to kamull@mullfh.com or by calling 610-589-2821 To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ethel M (Bean) Row Dietrich, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Randy Ludwig

Feb 13, 1950 - Jan 23, 2024

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West Reading, PA

Randy Ludwig Obituary Randy Ludwig, 73, formerly of Birdsboro, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024, in the West Reading Nursing and Rehab. Born Monday, February 13, 1950, in West Reading, he was a son of the late Dallas R. & Elsie E. (née Delp) Ludwig. He is survived by his brothers: Gary L. (Beth) Ludwig, & Davy Ludwig. Graveside services will be Friday, January 26, 2024,at 2:30 PM, in Fairview Cemetery of Shillington, 500 South Sterley St., Shillington, PA 1960, with the Rev. Mary Etta Mest, officiating. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Randy Ludwig, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Randy Ludwig

Feb 13, 1950 - Jan 23, 2024

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West Reading, PA

Randy Ludwig Obituary Randy Ludwig, 73, formerly of Birdsboro, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024, in the West Reading Nursing and Rehab. Born Monday, February 13, 1950, in West Reading, he was a son of the late Dallas R. & Elsie E. (née Delp) Ludwig. He is survived by his brothers: Gary L. (Beth) Ludwig, & Davy Ludwig. Graveside services will be Friday, January 26, 2024,at 2:30 PM, in Fairview Cemetery of Shillington, 500 South Sterley St., Shillington, PA 1960, with the Rev. Mary Etta Mest, officiating. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Randy Ludwig, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Ethel M. Row Dietrich

Jul 28, 1941 - Feb 11, 2024

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West Reading, PA

Ethel Row Dietrich Obituary Ethel M. Row Dietrich, 82, of Reading, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024, in Spruce Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, West Reading. She was the widow of the late Ronald W. Row, Sr. and Samuel Dietrich Born Monday, July 28, 1941, in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Edwin & Lillian (neé Orrs) Bean. Ethel had worked for the former Bortz Chocolate Company. She is survived by her son: Ricky W. Row; her daughter in law: Vicki A. (neé Schoellkopf) Row; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sons: Ronald W. Row Jr., and Randy W. Row; and by her siblings: Thelma Jean Cavallo, Edwin Bean Sr.., and Barry Bean. Funeral Services will be Friday, February 16, 2024, at 11 AM, at the Mae A. Stump Funeral Home, 117 W. Main St., Fleetwood, with Chaplain Carolyn Lugo, officiating. Relatives and friends may call Friday, from 10 AM until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be Monday, February 19, 2024, at 10:30 AM, in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton. In Lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made to the Evergreen Country Club Playground Fund, PO Box 332, Fleetwood, PA 19522 or the the Animal Rescue League of Berks County at www.berksarl.org The Mull Funeral Home, Womelsdorf, has charge of arrangements. www.mullfh.com Please direct all inquiries to kamull@mullfh.com or by calling 610-589-2821 To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ethel M (Bean) Row Dietrich, please visit our floral store. Read More

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Mary Lou Houck

Apr 17, 1928 - Feb 25, 2024

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West Reading, PA

On February 25, 2024, a beautiful Sunday morning, Mary Lou Houck, 95, passed peacefully. She was born in Reading to the late Anthony and Anna (Polito) Piano. After graduating from Reading High School in 1946, she entered the Reading Hospital’s School of Nursing, graduating in 1949. She was a long-time member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church. Mother of four to Keith (Doris), Jeffry (Rossana), Marcia (Dominic) Albanese, and Mark (Caroline), Mary Lou was loved and cherished by 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Her family’s love for her was only exceeded by her love for all of us. We never truly knew what the words "I miss you" meant until we reached for her hand, and it wasn't there. The pain we all feel in our hearts will be soothed by our beautiful memories of Mom. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Samaritan Hospice, https://www.samaritannj.org/giving/donate-now/, or mailed to Samaritan Gift Processing Center, PO Box 71425, Philadelphia, PA 19176-1425. A prayer service for Mary Lou will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Kuhn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc, 5153 Kutztown Rd, Temple PA 19560, with entombment to follow at Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum’s Chapel of Resurrection. Viewing will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 am until the start of the prayer service. Condolences may be expressed at kuhnfuneralhomes.com.

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Sharon Louise Nester

Oct 01, 1953 - Feb 19, 2024

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West Reading, PA

Sharon Louise Nester ,70, Widow of Donald L. Nester of Pottstown. Passed away on Monday February 19, 2024 in the Reading Hospital, West Reading. Born in Pottstown. She was a daughter of the late Lester B. Schmale and Marian R. (Mohn) Schmale of Birdsboro. Sharon was a CNA working at Manatawny Manor for many years. She also worked at Fashion Bug in sales for over 5 years. She was a member of the Amity Fire company as a volunteer firefighter and a financial secretary for the board. Sharon is survived by her sons, Derrick L. Nester of Alsace Twp. and Jace J. husband of Jessica S. (Stiles) Nester of Elverson. Grandchildren, Kayla E. Nester, Jakub B. Nester and Susanna R. Nester. Siblings, Christine Heimbach of Kenhorst, Bonnie Grebe of Reading and Tim Schmale of Fleetwood. She is predeceased by two stillborn children, Shawn Andrew Nester and Baby Boy Nester. Funeral Services will be private at the convenience for the family. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Sharon's name to The Gift of Life 401 North 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA. 19123 or to The Amity Fire Company 47 Pine Forge Rd. Douglassville, PA. 19518. Arrangement by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown, PA. 19512.

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Samuel Robert Stumhofer

Aug 10, 1976 - Feb 11, 2024

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West Reading, PA

Samuel Robert Stumhofer, 47, of Reading, died February 11, 2024 in West Reading, PA. Born August 10, 1976 in For Knox, Kentucky, he was a son of Yong Cha (Pak) Stumhofer, and the late Franklin Stumhofer, Sr. He was a 1994 graduate of Tulpehocken High School. Samuel was employed for several years as a contractor with his brother-in-law, Larry G. Miller. He is also survived by three daughters: Zoe Stumhofer; Dahlia Storm Stumhofer; and Alaiana Trostle-Stumhofer. Other survivors include two siblings: Franklin Stumhofer, Jr., and Sandra (Stumhofer) Miller and 2 nieces: Sidney Alfiero and Sabrina Stumhofer. A celebration of life will be announced in the near future. Cremation Society of Berks County, Inc., is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.BerksCremations.com To to the family or in memory of Samuel Robert Stumhofer, please

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Lois E. Reppert

Aug 12, 1946 - Feb 16, 2024

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West Reading, PA

Lois E. Reppert (Hoke), 77, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2024, at home surrounded by loved ones. She was the wife of the late Larry L. Reppert. They shared 56 wonderful years together before his passing on April 21, 2019. Born in Donaldson, PA, she was the daughter of the late Marlin and Lorraine (Freeman) Hoke. Lois & Larry were hardworking, responsible teenage parents who left high school to work as a sewing machine operator and broom winder, respectively. They clandestinely attended evening classes and earned their GED when she was 38 to inspire the family to value education at any age. Lois was a devoted Wife, Mom, Nana, Friend, Neighbor, and all-around genuine soul. A devout member of the Bridge Church in Hamburg, she built a spirit of comradery and treasured many memorable moments as part of the Gatekeepers and Young at Heart clubs. Her life centered around family, friends, neighbors, and even homeless cats and kittens. Lois not only fed dozens of feral cats and kittens, but worked tirelessly to trap, neuter/spay, then tame 90% of them and find good homes. She even tamed a chipmunk! Lois lived for her family. She loved to babysit and to watch her grandkids and great-grandkids, play sports, and other activities. If the weather was too cold for her to watch a softball game, she simply pulled up as close as she could to the field and watched from her van. Lois loved to play cards, board games, and mini golf with family and friends. This was the only time she grew fiercely competitive and laughed lovingly, but relentlessly at the mishaps of others, especially on the mini golf course. The family motto became “Beat Nana” because she would win most of the time! She loved her life as a snowbird in Florida where she cherished reading novels while sitting in the sun. Lois’s biggest passion as a snowbird was gaining another “family” whom she loved tremendously. Lois will be remembered for her dedication and love for everyone she knew – and let us not forget her love of food, especially ice cream! Her delicious homemade baked goods were her way of showing she cared! Left to treasure Lois’ memory are her children: Lisa Reppert, partner Mary Cook; daughter-in-law, Annie Reppert (deceased); son Richard Reppert; daughter-in-law Shel Reppert; grandchildren: Kristy, wife of Ryan Martin; Jude Reppert, fiancé of Erica Kelly; Nikki, wife of Melvin Mendez; and Brittney, wife of Keali’i Chun; and great-grandchildren: Ella, Kenzie, Isaiah, Malia, Gianna, and Meilani. She was predeceased by her brother, Ralph Hoke. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at 3561 Old Rte 22 Hamburg, PA 19526. Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bridge Church at the address above. Kuhn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc is honored to serve the Reppert family. Condolences may be expressed at kuhnfuneralhomes.com.

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Michael J. Wojszwillo

May 22, 1946 - Feb 16, 2024

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West Reading, PA

Michael J. Wojszwillo, 77, of Rittenhouse Village, passed away Friday, February 16, 2024, in the care of Mifflin Center. Born in Reading to the late Anthony C. Wojszwillo Sr. and Helen E. (Suglia) Wojszwillo, Michael graduated from Twin Valley High School in 1966. He served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and earned a National Defense Service Medal. After leaving the Army, Michael worked as a Nurse’s Aid, last working at Mifflin Center. Michael enjoyed bowling and fishing, relaxing with his family, and watching television, particularly Westerns. For many years he would meet his friends weekly at the Berkshire Mall food court. He is survived by his brother, Anothy C. Wojszwillo Jr. of Gouglersville; his sister, Pamela R. Perini, wife of John, of Birdsboro; and his nieces, nephews, and their families. A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc, 739 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611, with interment and military honors to follow at Gethsemane Cemetery. Friends and family may visit from 9:00 a.m. until the start of the service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at kuhnfuneralhomes.com.

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James Arthur Williamson, Jr.

Apr 16, 1943 - Feb 11, 2024

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West Reading, PA

James Arthur Williamson, Jr. passed on at home with his wife and daughter by his side on February 11. Jim was a kind and good man. He loved God, he loved his family and friends, and he loved his church and country. Jim was born in Detroit, the son of James and Geraldine Williamson, on April 16, 1943. He was the beloved husband of Judy and the cherished father of Kate, wife of Ted Matsushita, and grandfather of Maia and Ty. Jim was the much-loved big brother of Jude Ratz, of Apollo Beach, FL; Joy Kreider, of Sinking Spring; and Jan Williamson, of Bethany Beach, DE. He is also survived by his beloved stepmother, Dotty Williamson; stepbrother Bill Frownfelter, of Durango, CO; Daphne Frownfelter, wife of his late stepbrother, Todd; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and their children. Jim graduated in 1960 from Mt. Penn High School and majored in math at Princeton, where he was in ROTC and wrote his senior thesis on game theory. He received his MBA from Harvard and worked for the Cambridge, MA, office of IBM before leaving for Artillery Officers Basic Training at Fort Sill, OK, where he graduated first in his class. He served as an Army Artillery First Lieutenant from 1966 to 68, mostly at the Pentagon, because he knew the computer programming languages COBOL and FORTRAN. In Washington, he met Judy at a party to which neither had been invited. After completing his military service, Jim worked as assistant to the president of a computer startup in New York City. In March 1969, he flew to Spain, where Judy was studying, and proposed in a garden in the Alhambra. They were married three months later in Haddam, CT. Jim became a management consultant and decided to attend law school on the G.I. Bill. He graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He was an attorney in the Washington branch of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. He later served as a hearing examiner in the US Dept. of Energy. On New Year’s Eve of 1981, in a snowstorm, Jim and Judy and baby Kate moved to Reading. His dad was ready to retire and wanted Jim to take over the family tool business, JAW Mfg. Co., which he had founded in 1950. Although Jim’s dad never did retire, they worked together harmoniously for many years. Jim Jr. never did retire from the business, either. Jim was a spiritual thinker and an ever-curious science guy who loved to learn. He also loved music. He served on the board of the Reading Musical Foundation and was the President of Star Series. He loved barbershop and singing and performing with the Pretzel City Chorus and also serving on its board. Jim was an active member of Torch Club for many years and enjoyed researching and giving talks––one long ago on this new thing called the Internet, another on artificial intelligence, and more recently on “The Greatest Threat to Democracy: Gerrymandering.” Jim was a charter member of the Planetary Society, which sponsored a trip that he and Judy took to Turkey to see the Draconid meteor shower. He relished the opportunity to talk with all the radio telescope people on the bus. Jim was a student of the Bible and looked forward each week to participating in an online Bible study group organized by a dear friend in Lincoln, NE. Running JAW Mfg. Co. kept Jim busy, but he always had time for his family. He loved playing board games during the frequent visits of Kate, Ted, Maia, and Ty, as well being part of the many Williamson family get-togethers. He loved babies and was wonderful with toddlers and little children. Jim loved to travel, and he, Judy, and Kate had many adventures on their family trips over the years. Jim was a man of deep faith and a lifelong Christian Scientist. He served his church, First Church of Christ, Scientist in Reading––as First Reader and in many other capacities––with joy, and he endeavored to live the Golden Rule each day. Jim was a man of principle who saw the best in everyone, and his family can truly say they never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. He was kind and gracious, often hilarious, loved God, and knew that no one could ever be separated from the love of God. There will be a celebration of Jim’s life in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Church of Christ, Scientist, Reading, PA, 438 Douglass St., Wyomissing, PA 19610 or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.

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