Darryl G. Grumling

Darryl G. Grumling, 51 formerly of Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in his residence. Born in Lebanon, PA, he was the son of the late Richard P. and Marie L. (Hartman) Grumling.

Darryl worked in sports journalism for the Reading Eagle and Pottstown Mercury for many years. In recent years he was a caddy for Stonewall Links in Elverson, PA. Darryl enjoyed all sports and was an advocate for promoting local high school sports. He was a member of Robeson Lutheran Church in Plowville, PA.

Surviving Darryl is his brother: Scott R. Grumling of Philadelphia, PA and he is survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A visitation will be held at Robeson Lutheran Church, 3520 Plow Rd. Mohnton, PA 19540 on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM.

Burial will be in Robeson Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers, in memory of Darryl Grumling, contributions may be mailed to The McGlinn Cancer Institute, ATTN: Steve. 420 S. 5th ST. West Reading, PA 19611, and donations should be made out to Reading Health System Foundation.

Carroll S. Arnold “Retired Teacher”

Carroll Sylvester Arnold, 85 formerly of Gibraltar, PA, died on May 8, 2019 at Amity Place, Douglassville, PA.

Born in Gibraltar, PA on January 26, 1934, he was the son of the late Joan Lena (Winkler) Arnold and Sylvester L. Arnold.

He served in the Air National Guard from 1957-1963.

Carroll was a Teacher for the Twin Valley School District for 36 Years in the Social Science Department where he served as Department Chairman for 10 years, was a past President of the Twin Valley Education Association, and also served as Secretary before retiring in 1991.

He was a 1951 graduate of Birdsboro High School. He went on to graduate in 1955 and in 1968 from Kutztown University, where he received his Master’s Degree.

Carroll was a member St. John’s United Church of Christ, Gibraltar, PA and former member of the Consistory where he served as Secretary for 8 years, 50 year member of Union Lodge #479, Free and Accepted Masons where he served as Former Secretary for a period of 10 years, 50 year member of the Scottish Rite Masons, York Rite Masons, 50 year member of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Secretary of St. John’s Cemetery Board for 30 years, 50 year member of the Patriotic Order Sons of America (POSofA), Life member of the Gibraltar and Geigertown Fire Companies, and Member of Twin Valley Teachers Association-past President and past Secretary.

Carroll was an avid gardener. His garden was chosen as “Garden of the Week” a number of years ago.
He also enjoyed bird watching and participated in the annual Audubon Bird Christmas count for the
Elverson and Reading count areas. He enjoyed Opera and had a subscription to the Metropolitan
Opera in New York City which he attended for ten years.

An Evening Viewing will be held at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., 144 North Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA on Friday, May, 17, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM with Masonic Service to begin at 7:30 PM.

Funeral Services from St. John’s United Church of Christ, 57 St. John’s Road, Gibraltar, PA will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:00 Noon followed by interment in St. John’s Cemetery, Gibraltar, PA.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, 57 St. John’s Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Surviving Carroll are 1 brother; Herbert M. Arnold and his wife Shirley of Reading, PA, and 1 Sister; Joan S. widow of Donald Cowdrick of Douglassville, PA.

Clifford A. Eppihimer

Clifford Allen Eppihimer, 88 formerly of Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019, at Keystone Villa at Douglassville.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late Edgar N. Eppihimer and Wilma (Kaiser) Eppihimer. He was the widower of Janice M. (Bashore) Eppihimer.

Clifford proudly served in the United States Army for 20 years and he later became a Service Representative for the Xerox Corporation from 1969 to 1994. After 25 years of service, he retired in 1994. He was a member of Mountain View Chapel, Douglassville, PA.

Surviving are son; Donald C. Eppihimer of Birdsboro, PA, daughter; Susan B. wife of David Smolinsky of Douglassville, PA, 3 sisters; Alberta Contis of Sarasota, Fl., Annamae DeTore of Knox, PA, Lorraine Albright of Pittsburgh, PA, 6 grandchildren; Jessica Rulli, Jennifer Burks, Stephanie McCuen, Rachel Smolinsky, Scott Smolinsky, Brittany Jones, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by daughter; LuAnn Schirk and brother; Edward Eppihimer.

A viewing will be held at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., 144 North Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM.

Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown, PA.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made by mail to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8517, by phone at (855) 448-3997, or online at www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org

Ronald L. Herbein

Ronald L. Herbein, 83, of Exeter Twp., Birdsboro, PA passed away on April 19, 2019 in his residence. Born in Alsace Twp., PA, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Catharine L. (Hartman) Herbein. He was the husband of Alice V. (Burkhart) Herbein, who were married for 63 years.

Ronald spent most of life working on his father’s dairy farm that was located in Reiffton, PA. He also worked for 20 years for the Exeter Township Municipality, where he later retired. Ronald was a member of Pike Twp. Sportsmen’s Assoc. and Bechtelsville Fire Co. He also was a member of Salem UCC in Spangsville, PA. He enjoyed farming, working around the house, and collecting toy tractors.

Ronald is survived by, along with his wife, Alice, by 1 daughter: Nancy Miller of Exeter Twp., PA; 2 sons: Michael Herbein, husband of Beverly of Exeter Twp., PA, and Steven Herbein, husband of Christie of Spring Twp., PA. He is survived by 1 brother and 2 sisters. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508 at 11:00AM. There will be a viewing on Friday at the funeral home from 10:00am-11:00am before the service.

Interment will be in Oley Cemetery in Spangsville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salem UCC, 307 Covered Bridge Rd., Oley, PA 19547.

Heather L. Leinbach

Heather L. Leinbach, 23, of Birdsboro, Robeson Twp., PA passed away on April 18, 2019. Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of Jonathan G. and Amy S. (Boyer) Leinbach of Robeson Twp.

Heather worked as a Business Manager of her department for Pilgrim Tours in Morgantown, PA.

Heather is survived, along with her parents, by 2 brothers: Jonathan A. Leinbach, husband of Nicola of Mohnton, PA and Luke D. Leinbach of Robeson Twp., PA; paternal grandparents: Christian and Valeria Leinbach of Tamaqua, PA; and maternal grandmother: Carol A. Boyer of Lancaster, PA.

She is predeceased by her maternal grandfather: David Boyer.

She was deeply loved and will be forever missed.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at High Point Baptist Chapel, 200 Chapel Road, Geigertown, PA 19523.

Samuel J. Hunsinger

Samuel Joseph Hunsinger, 87 Reading, PA passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Reading Hospital, West Reading, PA.

Born June 19, 1931 in Birdsboro, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph L. Hunsinger and Grace M. (Harbold) Hunsinger.  He was the widower of Valeria (Seifert) Hunsinger.

Samuel was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Birdsboro, PA. He worked for Crompton & Knowles and Sears. Samuel was a Veteran of the United States Navy.

Surviving are 3 daughters; Debra A. wife of Robert Gounder of Shillington, PA, Dolores M. wife of Douglas Gehr of Myerstown, PA, Denise E. wife of William Rhoads of Ephrata, PA, brother; Richard Hunsinger, 4 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Amityville, PA at 11:00 AM.

Mary Sanna (Maccarone) Pender

Mary Sanna (Maccarone) Pender, 86 formerly of Birdsboro, PA passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Berkshire Center in Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA.

Born, January 3, 1933 in Birdsboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Antonio Maccarone and the late Cristina (Tucci) Maccarone. She was the widow of William P. Pender.

She was employed by Fecera’s Furniture in Birdsboro, Exeter, and Pottstown, PA as an office worker. Mary was a graduate of Birdsboro High School.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Douglassville, PA.

Surviving are daughter; Maureen L. wife of Franklin Struble, Jr. of Birdsboro, PA, and brother; Americo Joseph “Jake” Maccarone of Pottstown, PA.

She was predeceased by a grandson Jacob.

A viewing will be held at Immaculate Conception RC Church, 905 Chestnut Street, Douglassville, PA 19518 on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by a Mass at 11:00AM.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Immaculate Conception RC Church to the address above.

Christine (Bennett) McComsey

Christine (Bennett) McComsey, 97, of Warwick Twp., Elverson, PA went home to the Lord on April 12, 2019 in her residence. Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter S. and Christine G. (Phillips) Bennett. She was the widow of Leonard A. McComsey.

Christine was a registered nurse and taught nursing at Lankenau, Presbyterian, and Jefferson Hospitals. She was a member of Manoa Community Church in Havertown, PA, a graduate of the Reading Hospital School of Nursing and of West Chester University, and was an avid Bridge and tennis player..

Christine is survived by, 5 daughters: Maureen M. Hummer of Berwyn, PA, Susan G. Cope of Panama City Beach, FL, Ann E. Oswald of Elverson, PA, C. Emily McComsey of Mechanicsville, VA, Deborah M. Hynson of Concord, MI, and 1 brother: Walter S. Bennett, Jr. of Carr, CO. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 10:00AM in the Chapel of Charles Evans Cemetery, 1119 Centre Ave. Reading, PA 19601. Inurnment will be held after the service in the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Manoa Community Church, 153 N. Eagle Rd. Havertown, PA 19083 or The Alumni Assoc. of the Reading Hospital School of Nursing, PO Box 6248, Wyomissing, PA 19610.

Mildred Arlene (Boone) Green

Mildred Arlene (Boone) Green, 94, formerly of Birdsboro, PA passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Berkshire Center, Exeter, Twp., Berks Co., PA.

Born, November 29, 1924 in Stonersville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Warren and Annie Mabel (Heister) Boone. She was the widow of William B. Green who passed away on May 28, 2006.

She was employed by the former Bank of Pennsylvania as a Teller for 20 years, from 1960 until her retirement in 1980.

She was a member of the former Alice Focht Memorial United Methodist Church, Birdsboro, PA.

Surviving are daughter; Linda J. Green of Birdsboro, PA.

Mildred was predeceased by 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

A Visitation will be held at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., 144 North Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM with a Funeral Service to follow at 1:30 PM.

Interment will be in Birdsboro Cemetery.

Linda would like to thank the 2nd floor Nursing Staff and Caring Hospice at the Berkshire Center for all their care, love, and support for my mother and me.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 114 Bird Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Mary M. (Rick) Fulton

Mary M. (Rick) Fulton, 81, of Douglassville, PA passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8, 2019, at Keystone Villa in Douglassville, PA surrounded by her loving family.

Born, September 24, 1937 in Pottstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Anthony Rick, Sr. and the late, Irene Naomi (LeGay) Rick. She was the widow of Ralph J. Fulton.

For many years Mary worked as a waitress, retiring from Superior Tube in Collegeville, PA. She enjoyed doing crafts and loved traveling. She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, Pottstown, PA.

Mary is survived by son; Albert T. husband of Tara Griffith, 4 daughters; Margaret I. wife of Larry Draper, Teresa L. wife of Tim Stine, Lori M. widow of Earl Ortlip, Melissa K. Griffith, step-daughter; Janet wife of Dave Smith, step-son; Wayne Fulton, 11 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

Funeral and Interment Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.