Sylvia L. (Rock) Huyett

Sylvia L. (Rock) Huyett, 73 of Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA, died on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the Reading Hospital. Born in France, she was the daughter of the late Louis M. and Lillie Mae (Davidheiser) Rock.

Sylvia worked most of her life in the packing line and in the office of Godiva Chocolates in Exeter Twp. She was a participant in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, she enjoyed cooking, Bingo, and spending time with family in the mountains in Tioga County.

Surviving Sylvia is Herb Huyett of Exeter Twp., PA; her daughter: Connie L. Baer, wife of Randy of Exeter Twp., PA; 3 brothers: Louie Rock of Birdsboro, PA, Eugene Rock of Conway, SC, and Eddie Rock of Birdsboro, PA; and 1 sister: Cathy Beierschmitt of Kulptown, PA. She is survived by 4 grandchildren: Megan Huyett, wife of Dan Focht, Michael Huyett, Danielle Huber, wife of Jon, and Kristin Baer. She was known as mommom to everyone including: CJ, Liz, Chase, Nathan, Peyton, Lillie, Big David, Lil David, Zorina, Zach, and many more.

She is predeceased by 1 son: Michael S. Huyett.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1337 Geigertown Rd, Geigertown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, PO Box 5 Geigertown, PA 19523.

Jo Ann (Davis) Moore

Jo Ann (Davis) Moore, 87 of Geigertown, Union Twp., PA, died on Sunday, Sunday, November 17, 2019, at home. Born in Sylva, NC, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Elba (Ashe) Davis. She was the widow of William S. Moore, Jr. who passed away on May 1, 2001.

Jo Ann worked in her families’ business in the carnival industry with their French fry stand, Moore’s French Fries for 59 years. She was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church in Geigertown, PA.

Surviving Jo Ann is her daughter: Cathy J. Moore of Geigertown, PA and 1 sister: Susan Winchester of Bryson City, NC; 1 grandchild: Jaime, and 2 great grandchildren: Mixie and Giovanni.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1337 Geigertown Rd, Geigertown, PA.

Interment will be in St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery

Dr. David Warren Christensen

Dr. David Warren Christensen, M.D., of Mohnton, PA, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 9, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born October 7, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Rev. David and Marjorie (Bibighaus) Christensen. He was married to his devoted wife, Judith (Bell) Christensen for 22 years.

Dave graduated from Triton High School, NJ, in 1959.  He then earned a B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College (Class of ’63) and The Degree of Doctor of Medicine from Temple University (Class of ’67).

Dave was passionate for sharing the Gospel early in life through High School Evangelism Fellowship. He launched his career in medicine serving as a missionary physician in Nigeria with Sudan Interior Ministry (SIM) from 1968-1973. He continued ministering to his community through medicine in Pennsylvania, including the suburbs of Philadelphia, Birdsboro, and the surrounding Reading area for several decades.

Dave is survived, along with his wife Judy, by his children: Karba of Virginia Beach, VA; Erik and his wife Stephanie of Haddon Heights, NJ; David and his wife Autumn of Washington, DC; Kristen (Tinney) Forlano of Exton, PA, Sommer (Forlano) Goldsmith and her husband Todd of Glen Allen, VA; Glen of Houston, TX; Emily Counihan and her husband Julian of San Francisco, CA; Renie Lee of Mohnton, PA; and grandchildren Cameron, Hollen, Madison, Jonathan, Harrison, Olivia, Loren, David, and Peter.

He was predeceased by: his first wife, Elsbeth (Zurbuchen); his sister Lois; and son, Domenic Forlano, Jr.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at: Glad Tidings Church, 1110 Snyder Road, Reading, PA. The family will begin greeting guests at 2:00 pm.  The Memorial service will begin at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to GT Church –Missions Dept. 1110 Snyder Rd. Reading, PA 19609.

Ronald Luther Sweitzer

Ronald Luther Sweitzer, 68 of Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA, died on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at home. Born July 8, 1951 in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late John Luther Sweitzer and Catherine Betty (Gamler) Sweitzer. He was the husband of Brenda Kay (Mest) Sweitzer.

Ronald had been employed by Dometic, Limerick, PA. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, naps with the cats, loved the shore and he was a workaholic.

Surviving along with his wife are son, Trevor Antrim husband of Charlene Ann Sweitzer of Temple, PA, step son, Darrick Smale of Seattle, WA,  brothers, Donald husband of Kathy Sweitzer of Douglassville, PA, Dale  Sweitzer of Boyertown, PA and Michael Sweitzer of Douglassville, PA; 1 grandchild, Alexandra.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at the Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro, PA, with the Memorial Service to follow at 3:00pm.

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

Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. Birdsboro, PA is in charge of arrangements.

Paul K. Hopkins

Paul Keith Hopkins, 80 formerly of Amity Twp., Berks Co., PA, died on Friday, October 25, 2019, at Wyomissing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Reading, PA. Born in Conemaugh Twp., Cambia Co., PA, he was the son of the late John Hopkins and Margaret (Reichard) Hopkins. He was the husband of the late Barbara Jean (Hoffman) Hopkins.

He was a member of Daniel Boone Bible Baptist Church. Paul was a self-employed machinist at his business “Flash Products”

Surviving are daughter, Colleen B. wife of Frank Falcone of Douglassville, PA; 2 grandchildren, Joshua and Lauren.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, PO Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862.

Richard W. “Buzz” Steigauf

Richard W. “Buzz” Steigauf, 80, of Birdsboro, PA passed away on October 18, 2019 at the Reading Hospital. Born in Renovo, PA, he was the son of the late Frank J. and Helen M. (Allen) Steigauf. He was the loving husband of Sharon K. (Haas) Steigauf.

Richard worked in various jobs in printing sales, as well as, Home Depot and Lowes. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working outdoors. He also liked to read Christian literature and doing projects around the house. Richard was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Petra Christian Fellowship in New Holland, PA.

Richard is survived, along with his wife, Sharon, by 2 sons: Geoffrey E. Steigauf, husband of Patricia of Birdsboro, PA, and Richard Bibey of NE; 2 brothers: Carl Steigauf of Glasgow, KY and David Steigauf of Landisville, PA; and 2 grandchildren: Gabriel and Randy and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by 1 son: Randy Bibey.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at Petra Christian Fellowship Church at a later date. Inurnment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Lock Haven, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Petra Christian Fellowship, 565 Airport Rd, New Holland, PA 17557.

Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. Birdsboro, PA is in charge of arrangements.

Vickie Lynn (Becker) Plemons

Vickie Lynn (Becker) Plemons, 49, of Dalzell, SC, wife of Robert D. Plemons, Jr., died Friday, October 4, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey.

Born February 20, 1970, she was a daughter of the late Robert William Becker, Sr. and the late Shirley Ann (Rieder) Becker. She was employed as a medical assistant.

Survivors include her husband of 14 years; three children, Shane Davidson of Reading, PA, Christian Plemons of Sumter and Zachary Plemons of the home; and a brother, Todd husband of Sue Becker of Birdsboro, PA.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 6:30 P.M. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro, PA with the Memorial Service to follow at 6:30 PM.

William Riegner “Big Bill” Seidel

William Riegner “Big Bill” Seidel, 83 of Birdsboro, PA died on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at home.

Born December 13, 1935, he was the son of the late Thomas C. Seidel and Grace (Riegner) Seidel. He was the husband of the late Maude Emma (Hoffman) Seidel.

He was employed by the former Birdsboro Steel until they closed in the 1980’s. He also worked for Lebanon Steel and Boscov’s East until his retirement.

“Big Bill” enjoyed gardening and riding around in his Mustang.

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

Surviving is son, William E. husband of Barbara Seidel of Douglassville, PA, daughters, Diane F. wife of Joseph A. Peterson of Birdsboro, PA, Linda E. wife of Edward Rock of Birdsboro, PA, and Lorraine E. Seidel at home, brothers, Thomas Seidel of Wyomissing, PA and Robert Seidel of Geigertown, PA, 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at the family’s convenience.

Charles Edward “Bud” Bowman

Charles Edward “Bud” Bowman, 91 of Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA died on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at home.

Born March 18, 1928 in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late James H. Bowman and Mabel (Roth) Bowman. He was the husband of the late Ethel Margaret (Montag) Bowman.

He was employed by the Exeter School District for many years and retired in 1990. Charles also owned Bowman’s saw filing.

He was a member of Robeson Lutheran Church.

Charles was one of the founders of the Plowville Athletic Association; he was an avid bowler, an Umpire for baseball and softball, enjoyed playing cards and spending time in Ocean City, MD and Rehoboth Beach DE.

Surviving are daughter, Michelle D. wife of Robert Deeds, Jr. of Robeson Twp.; 2 grandchildren, Robert, III and Daniel; 3 great grandchildren, Ava, Gracelynn and Lydia.

He was predeceased by siblings, Thelma, Gertrude, Ruth, Florence Ann and James.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Robeson Lutheran Church, 3520 Plow Road, Plowville, PA with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Michael W. Ware officiating.

Interment will be in Robeson Cemetery.

Edith Elizabeth (Atkinson) Galambos

Edith Elizabeth (Atkinson) Galambos, 68 of Douglassville, PA died on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at home.

Born March 22, 1951 in Norristown, PA, she was the daughter of the late William Everett Atkinson, Jr. and Dorothy Eleanor (Latshaw) Atkinson. She was the wife of the late Bruce Paul Galambos.

She was a teacher at Methacton School District.

She was a member of St. Paul’s UCC Amityville and served on the Women’s Auxiliary.

Surviving are sister, Betty Ruth widow of Donald Martin of Gilbertsville, PA and 2 nephews and 1 niece.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at St. Paul’s UCC, Amityville; 1312 Old Swede Rd., Douglassville, PA with the funeral service to begin at 10:30 with the Rev. Steven J. Simpson officiating.

Interment will be in Limerick Garden of Memories.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul’s UCC Amityville, 1312 Old Swede Rd. Douglassville, PA 19518.