Clement S. Carfagna

Clement S. Carfagna, 86 of Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the Reading Hospital/Tower Health in West Reading, PA.

Born in Struthers, OH, he was the son of the late Samuel and Virginia (Campagiorni) Carfagna. He was the widow of Hildegard (Erbelding) Carfagna.

Clement was employed by Western & South Life and Baltimore Life Insurance. He was a member of Evergreen German Club, Tri County Active Adult Center in Pottstown, PA where he enjoyed choir and playing his Hawaiian guitar. Clement also enjoyed throwing horseshoes in the Levengood Horseshoe League.

Surviving are 1 son; Gregory C. husband of Sue Carfagna of Cave Creek, AZ, 2 daughters; Annette M. Cresto of Douglassville, PA, Pamela J. wife of Curtis Eiche of Douglassville, PA, 1 brother; Peter husband of Joyce Carfagna of Youngstown, OH, sister; Mary (Carfagna) Kanotz of Youngstown, OH, brother-in-law; Heinz Erbelding of Niles, OH, 6 grandchildren; Michelle, Charles, Kevin, Brett, Kyle, Kelsey, and 5 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by 3 brothers; Joseph, Albert, and Nicholas Carfagna.

A visitation will be held at Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., 144 North Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM with the memorial service to follow at 10:30AM.

Inurnment will be in Birdsboro Cemetery, Birdsboro PA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to: Evergreen Country Club, P.O. Box 332, Fleetwood, PA 19522 or Tri County Active Adult Center, 288 Moser Road, Suite.1, Pottstown, PA 19464.

Wilma C. (Ziegler) Schleifenheimer

Wilma C. (Ziegler) Schleifenheimer, 89, of Birdsboro, PA passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Keystone Villa at Douglassville. Born in Reading, PA she was the daughter of the late George W. and the late Elva E. (Chalfont) Ziegler. She was the widow of Daniel P. Schleifenheimer.

Wilma worked as an office manager for a doctor’s office for many years. She also attended Exeter Bible Church Fellowship Church.

Surviving Wilma are are 1 son: Gary D. Schleifenheimer of Akron, PA; 1 daughter: Diane L. Wall of Temple, PA; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by 1 son: Dale P. Schleifenheimer.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Berks Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Rd. Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Joyce E. (Conrad) McCoy

On Monday, July 8, 2019, Joyce E. McCoy, loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 82 in her home with family. Born in Reading, PA to the late George M. Sr. and Carrie E. (Smith) Conrad. Joyce was married to Terrence H. McCoy for 63 years and together they raised four children. She was employed by Beaumont, Heller & Spirling Advertising in Reading until she graduated from Empire Beauty School as a cosmetologist and started a salon in her home in 1968. Joyce was also co-owner of Eagle Maintenance with her husband while continuing to work as a cosmetologist until the age of 71.
Along with bird-watching, gardening, reading, and cooking, Joyce enjoyed spending time with her family and friends most of all. She is admired for her gentle, kind spirit, quick wit, and her wonderful advice. She was always a joy to be around and is dearly missed by many.
Joyce was predeceased by her father, mother, and brother, George Jr. She is survived by her husband, Terrence H. McCoy, Exeter Twp., PA, and children: Jeffrey M. McCoy Sr., Morgantown, PA; Karen L. McCoy, Gallatin, TN; Bryan A. (Julie) McCoy, Jamestown, NY; and Kim M. (Scott) Verrinder, Exeter Twp., PA.; in addition to five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mary Malick, Mechanicsburg, PA; Carolyn Hoffman, Exeter Twp., PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private burial service will be held at Forest Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170 Bethlehem, PA 18017 or the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.

Bartholomew S. Kohut

Bartholomew S. “Bart“ Kohut, 76, of  Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Reading Hospital.

Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Michael and Estelle J. (Zielomski) Kohut. He was the loving husband of Barbara A. (Maupin) Kohut of 39 years.

Bart was a Firefighter for the City of Reading for 36 years. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, spending time with family, and loved story telling.

Surviving Bart, along with his wife, are 1 son: Eric T. Kohut, husband of Vanja of Allentown, PA; 1 daughter: Jessica L. Kohut-Scheirer, wife of Jeffrey Scheirer of San Antonio, TX; and 1 grandson: Luka Kohut.

He was predeceased by 2 brothers.

A viewing will be held at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508 on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 3:00pm-4:00pm. A funeral service will follow the viewing on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. at the above address to aid the family in funeral expenses.

Edward B. George

Edward B. George, 93, of  Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late Edward B and Julia L. (Diesel) George. He was the loving husband of Mary E. (rainey) George.

Edward worked for the Long Island Railroad as a conductor most of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in New York and a member of Bethany Congregational Church in East Rockaway, NY. He enjoyed woodworking, golf, bowling, and puzzles.

Surviving Edward, along with his wife, Mary, are: 5 sons: Edward George, husband of Kimberly, Gary George, husband of Sue, James Good, husband of Patricia, Daniel Good, husband of Stephanie, and Charles Good, husband of Connie; 9 daughters: Eileen Shank, wife of Robert, Mary Hoffman, widow of Robert, Barbara Peck, wife of Randy, Lori Schrafel, wife of Tracy, Gayle McKeon, Melissa Lord, wife of Alex, Tina Kuhn, wife of Kevin, Tracy Fazzio, and Kimberly George, wife of Edward; and 1 sister: Julia Kelly. He is also survived by 49 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by 1 son: David Good, 1 daughter: Peggy Kearney, 1st wife: Anna F. (Morris) George, and 2 brothers and 1 sister.

A viewing will be held at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 3:00pm-5:00pm. A funeral service will follow the viewing on Tuesday. .

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

David M. Lieb

David M. Lieb (Dave) 51, of  Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at home with his loving immediate and extended family by his side.

Born in Easton, PA, he was the son of the late Frederick L. Lieb. He was the loving husband of Jennifer A. (Diehl) Lieb and the devoted father to Madeline E. and Annabelle G. Lieb, both at home.

Dave worked as the Executive Vice President and General Manager for Banko Beverage in Allentown, PA.  He was also the owner of David Lieb Consulting.  He was a member of Hopewell Fellowship Church in Elverson, PA.  Dave proudly served on the Board of Trustees at Lancaster Country Day School (Lancaster, PA) as well as Rock Hollow Woods (Birdsboro, PA) and Sleepy Hollow Athletic Club (Mohnton, PA).  Dave loved anything that involved his beloved daughters, the outdoors, or going fast.   Some of his favorite pass times were trail running, riding his motorcycle or bicycle, vacationing, dining out, and just generally spoiling his wife and daughters in any way he could think of.  Dave treasured his friends, and collected many along the journey of life.  He loved nothing more than sharing a beer and laughter with those that he loved.

Surviving Dave, along with his wife, Jennifer, and  daughters: Madeline and Annabelle; 1 brother: Jeffrey L. Lieb, husband of Victoria of Easton, PA; his in-laws: Harrison and Marian Diehl of Mohnton, PA; and sister-in-law: Elizabeth Resnick of Harrisburg, PA; 5 nieces: Marya, Elizabeth, Clarissa, and Emilia Lieb and Lauren Resnick; and 1 nephew: Nathan Resnick.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents: Frederick Sr. and Ida Lieb; maternal grandmother: Alice Price; and his Aunt: Carol Lieb.

Please contact the family for service information.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contributions to Dave’s favorite cause, Lancaster Country Day School’s Capital Campaign.  Contributions may be sent to Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603.

Rosie Kathryn (Kleinsmith) Reinert

Rosie Kathryn (Kleinsmith) Reinert, 88 of Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at home with her loving family by her side.

Born in Zionsville, Lehigh County, PA, she was the daughter of the late William Kleinsmith and Mary Helen (Moyer) Kleinsmith. She was the wife of the late, Warren Edward Reinert, Sr.

Rosie worked as a domestic care taker for Bell Acres.

Surviving is 1 son: Carl D. Sr., husband of Chris Reinert of Birdsboro, PA, 4 daughters; Rita M. wife of Brian Frame, Sr. of Mohnton, PA, Wanda E. Reinert and companion Brad Campbell of Exeter Twp., PA, Corrine K. wife of John Mytych of Mohnton, PA, Karen E. wife of Phil Meschke of Reading, PA, brother; Raymond Kleinsmith of Quakertown, PA, 3 sisters; Mabel Schaner of Hamburg, PA, Agnes Keller of Hereford, PA, Arlene Krause of Harleysville, PA, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson.

She was predeceased by son; Warren, Jr., daughter; Vera Whalen, 1 grandchild Matthew and 7 siblings.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM on Friday, June 28, 2019, at Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro, PA with the funeral service to follow at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18107

Janet L. (Beck) Favinger

Janet L. (Beck) Favinger, 85, formerly of Palmetto, FL, died on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Berkshire Center in Exeter Twp. She was born in Morgantown, PA, the daughter of the late Russell L. and Marjorie A. (Huyett) Beck. Janet was the companion of the late Leonard Delaquito for 20 years, following the death of her husband, Richard L. Favinger in 1996.

Janet was employed as a floral arranger for The Greenery in Morgantown for many years. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Morgantown, PA.

Surviving Janet are: 1 daughter: Cindy L. Mountz, wife of Eugene of Mohnton, PA; 1 step-son: Richard Favinger, husband of Mary of Mohnton, PA; 1 step-daughter: Terry McEwen, wife of Gary of Elverson, PA; and 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son: Leonard M. Delaquito and daughter: Crystal A. Favinger, and 1 grandson: Joseph Favinger.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 6251 Morgantown Rd., Morgantown, PA 19543 at 11:00AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Rd. Birdsboro, PA 19508 or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, at the above address.

Richard H. Kramer, Sr.

Richard H. Kramer, Sr., 89, of Douglassville, PA, died on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Penn State Health St. Joseph. He was born in Reading, PA, the son of the late Harry A. and Esther M. (Moyer) Kramer. He was the widower of Arlene M. (Loy) Kramer who passed in 2017.

Richard worked as a Sales Administrator for the former Birdsboro Corp. He enjoyed boating and vacationing at their cabin at the Landingville Dam in Schuylkill Co. for 34 yrs. He was also a former member of the Auburn Boat Club.

Surviving Richard are: 2 sons: Richard H. Kramer, Jr. husband of Stephanie of Newtown, PA, Brooke C. Kramer, husband of Sandra of Douglassville, PA; 1 daughter: Deborah L. Reider, wife of George of Douglassville, PA; and 1 sister-in-law: Ruth Gaston, wife of Raymond of Orwigsburg, PA. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Thane, Garrett, Patrick, husband of Jessica, and Sara.

He was predeceased by 1 sister: Mildred R. Clark.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s UCC, 1312 Old Swede Rd. Douglassville, PA 19518.

Anna Maria (Sasso) DiScala

Anna Maria (Sasso) DiScala, 72 of Birdsboro, PA passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Reading Hospital surrounded by her children.

Born in Princeton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Maria (DiMeglio) Sasso.  She was the widow of Michael F. DiScala.

Anna was the co-owner of his family’s business; DiScala’s Pizza House in Birdsboro for 44 years. Anna was a member of Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church in Union Twp.

Surviving is 1 son: Michael F. DiScala, Jr., husband of Dondra L. of Douglassville, PA; 1 daughter: Laura A. DiScala at home, 2 Sisters: Nancy wife of Angelo DiMeglio of Princeton, NJ, Carmela wife of Sebastian DiScala of Lawrenceville, NJ

She is also survived by 2 grandchildren: Michael F. DiScala, III and Reina DiScala.

Anna was predeceased by her brother Salvatore Sasso

A visitation will be held at the Immaculate Conception BVMRC Church, 905 Chestnut Street, Douglassville, PA on Friday, June 14, from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 PM at the church.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in Anna’s memory to the Immaculate Conception BVMRC Church, 905 Chestnut Street, Douglassville, PA  19518.