Richard A. Graham

Richard A. Graham, 69 of Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA died on Friday, September 13, 2019, at the Reading Hospital.

Born June 10, 1950, he was the son of the late Millard Logan Graham and the late Esther (Heckrote) King. He was the husband of Joy Annette (Weiler) Graham.

He was employed by Cambridge Lee Industries, LLC. and retired on 2005.

Richard was a member of the NHRA, he enjoyed racing his car “Transplanted” at Maple Grove Raceway, he was an avid hunter, he enjoyed the outdoors and loud music.

Richard was a good grand pop, beloved husband and father, brother and a fun nephew to his family. Surviving along with his wife are daughters, Jennifer A. Kercher at home, Jessica M. wife of Matthew Mountz of Mohnton, PA and Brittny L. Graham at home; sister, Carolyn wife of Bruce Kostrey of Exeter Twp.; 4 grandchildren, Cierra Kercher, Larissa Kercher, Logan Mountz and Laney Mountz; nephews, Jeff and Fred Graham; nieces Melissa Kostrey, and Tracey Graham; Beloved and constant companion Melissa The Mini Wirehaired Dachshund.

Richard was predeceased by a brother Butch Graham.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA.

A Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Gibraltar, PA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 or National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd Street New York, NY 10016.

Jeane (Schurr) Rohrbach

Jeane (Schurr) Rohrbach, 90, of Douglassville, PA, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the Heatherwood Retirement Community in Burke, VA. Born in Douglassville, Union Twp., PA, she was the daughter of the late Roy H. and Ida V. Schurr. She was the loving wife of the late Gerald V. Rohrbach, and a loving mother to her children.
Jeane was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Douglassville, PA. She graduated from North Coventry High School in 1947 where she served as Class President of her sophomore year and Co-captain of the cheerleading squad, senior year. Jeane was employed as an Executive Assistant for her late father’s company, Berks Associates, Inc., Douglassville, and was a devoted homemaker to her family for over 66 years.
An active member of her church, Jeane was very involved in St. Paul’s Annual “Christmas Bazaar”, where she assisted in the preparations of homemade shoo-fly pies and handmade wreaths. She loved her card club, baking, entertaining, ceramics, and taking care of others. Jeane’s love for her family and friends was her life’s passion. All who knew Jeane, knew just how sweet, kind, and tenderhearted of a person she was. She will be truly missed.
Surviving Jeane are one sister, Alma S. Millard, wife of Robert E., of Topton, PA; one daughter, Kathy R. Farenish, wife of John M., of Fairfax Station, VA; and one son, Jeffrey A. Rohrbach, husband of Ann B., of Annapolis, MD. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Kathryn, Kyle, and Alexander.
Jeane was predeceased by two sisters, Eilene S. Villa, Gladys M. Philon; and three brothers, J. Harry Schurr Jr., H. Lester Schurr, and Melvin R. Schurr.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Rd., Douglassville, PA 19518, from 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. following the visitation at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, at the above address.

Robert M. Worthington

Robert M. Worthington, 93, formerly of Geigertown, PA, died on August 27, 2019, at the Mifflin Center in Shillington, PA. Born in Bristol, PA he was the son of the late Lewis and Carrie (Smoyer) Worthington. He was the widower of Melissa J. (Spangler) Worthington.

Robert was employed as a manager for Graco Children’s Products, retiring in 1991. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling at the former Bowl O’ Rama. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Geigertown, PA. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the US Navy from August 1944 to June 1946 on the USS Lake Champlain as a Quartermaster 3/C.

Surviving Robert are: 3 daughters: Marjorie A. Worthington of Downingtown, PA, Linda J. Worthington of Tobyhanna, PA, and Virginia L. Mengel, wife of Gary of Exeter Twp., PA; 1 granddaughter: Kira and 4 step-great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by 2 sisters and 1 brother.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 12:00 noon, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1136 Geigertown Rd. Birdsboro, PA 19508. A viewing will be held on Wednesday at the church from 10:00am – 12:00 noon prior to the service. Interment will be in St. Paul’s UM Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, may be made to St. Paul’s UM Church, PO Box 6, Geigertown, PA 19523

Colleen Sharon (Covey) Filachek

, 83 of Birdsboro, PA died on Friday, August 16, 2019, at Wyomissing Nursing & Rehab Ctr. in Reading, PA. Born in Port Allegany, PA, she was the daughter of the late Richard Leroy Covey and Molly (Busch) Covey. She was the wife of Karl Louis Filachek.

In earlier years Colleen was a RN at the former Philadelphia General Hospital. She was a member of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Douglassville, PA and a member of the church choir.  Colleen collected Oyster Plates, Read Biographies and enjoyed cooking.

Surviving along with her husband are daughters, Khris wife of Thomas Butt of Langhorne, PA and Eileen Filachek at home, brother, Richard L., Jr.  husband of Joyce Covey, of Harrisburg, PA, sister, Dolores wife of Paul Danville of Coos Bay, OR; 3 grandchildren, Kimberly, Matthew and Jillian Butt.

She was predeceased by daughter, Colleen M.  Hess.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception RC Church, 905 Chestnut St., (Union Twp.) Douglassville, PA. Friends and Relatives may attend the visitation from 10 am to 11 am at the church.

Burial will be private at the convenience of the family

Contributions may be made to the Philadelphia Police Survivors, 11630 Caroline Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517

Marguerite (Green) Gannon

Marguerite (Green) Gannon, 90, of Douglassville, PA, died August 25, 2019, in her residence. Born in Frackville, PA she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Murphy) Green. She was the widow of James P. Gannon.

Marguerite worked for the former Bell Telephone and AT&T as a telephone operator for many years. She was a member of the Pioneers with AT&T, helped with Meals on Wheels, and loved to sew, read, and travel.

Surviving Marguerite are: 2 daughters: Jayne G. Evans of Douglassville, PA, Kathleen A. Gannon of Anderson, SC; 6 grandchildren: Matthew Powers, Lauren (Powers) Leverock, Kevin Powers, Jim Evans, Brian Evans, and Renee Brielmann; and 2 great granddaughters.

She was predeceased by 1 daughter: Alice G. Powers, and siblings: Joseph, Mary, John, and Eugene.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family

Virginia E. (Henry) Faust

Virginia E. (Henry) Faust, 69, of Douglassville, Union Twp., PA, died August 24, 2019, at Sanatoga Center, Pottstown, PA. Born in Harrisburg, PA she was the daughter of the late Carl E. & Lois A. Henry. She was the loving wife of Chester L. Faust.

Virginia worked as an LPN for the Reading Hospital for many years. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Lodge in Stowe, PA.

Surviving Virginia is: 1 son: William M. Barr of Ephrata, PA; 1 step-daughter: Sonia L. Dussinger of Douglassville, PA; 2 sisters: Helen Bollinger of Halifax, PA and Eleanor Sosnak of Lemoyne, PA; and 1 grandchild and 9 step-grandchildren.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family

William W. Riegner, Jr.

William W. Riegner, Jr., 84, of Reading, died August 23, 2019, at Mifflin Center, Shillington, after succumbing to injuries from a fall.  Born at home in Douglassville, he was the son of the late William W. Riegner., Sr., and Anna May (Eichert) Riegner.

William was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, 1957 – 1959.  He was self-employed as a plasterer for many years.  After retiring, he held several part-time jobs as a driver for the elderly and flagman. He was a member of the St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Birdsboro.

Surviving William are: 1 brother: Donald J. Riegner, husband of Bettylou of Shinglehouse, PA; and 4 sisters: Marjorie A. Bower of Douglassville, PA, Mary J. Ferguson of Greensburg, PA, Ann Bleicher of Stuart, FL, and Cathy R. Tarpley of Dagsboro, DE, and his long-time companion Barbara Ringler of Reading.

He was predeceased by Robert E., Charles T., Frank H. and John I. Riegner

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday August 28, 2019 at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA at 10:30AM. There will be a viewing from 9:30AM-10:30AM Wednesday morning before the service at the funeral home.

Interment will be held in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5 Brooke Manor Birdsboro, PA 19508

Mickie D. Greenawalt, Sr.

Mickie D. Greenawalt, Sr., 68 of Douglassville, Union Twp., PA passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019, at the Reading Hospital. Born in Gillette, WY, he was the son of the late Alfred H. and Althea (Lane) Greenawalt. He was the loving husband of Patricia A. (Beaver) Greenawalt.

Mickie was a retired truck driver for Shainline Excavating, Inc. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved camping, especially near Elysburg, PA.

Surviving along with his wife, Patricia, are 1 son: Mickie D. Greenawalt, Jr. fiancé of Francesca Pileggi; 1 daughter: Keri A. LinsenBigler, wife of Brian E. Sr.; 2 brothers: Alfred H. Greenawalt, III and Scott Greenawalt; 2 sisters: Lori Shrum and Roxanne Reightneour; and 3 grandchildren: Gabrielle Greenawalt, Aaron Mickie, and Reis LinsenBigler.

He was predeceased by 3 brothers: Terry, James, and Rodney “Pudge” Greenawalt; 1 sister: Janet; and 2 nephews: Kevin and Chris Greenawalt.

A funeral service will be held at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 12:00 noon. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10:00AM-12:00 noon before the service.

Burial will be in Birdsboro Cemetery.

Rosalie Ann (Mammarella) Crosby

Rosalie Ann (Mammarella) Crosby, 62 of Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019, at home with her loving family by her side.

Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Henry Eugene Mammarella and Doris Arlene (Kulp) Mammarella of Birdsboro. She was the wife of George Amos Crosby.

Rosalie was employed by Agere – Laureldale from 1978 – 2002 as a Process Analyst. She then was employed by Sheetz in Exeter Township, retiring in 2015. She was a member of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Douglassville, PA.

Surviving along with her husband are son; Justin J. husband of Stephanie Crosby of Amity Twp., PA, daughter; Alysha M. Crosby & significant other; Brian Dawkins of Robeson Twp., PA, 2 brothers; Craig S. Mammarella of Birdsboro, PA, Stephen C. husband of Marcie Mammarella of Robeson Twp., PA, and 1 granddaughter; Delilah.

Rosalie was predeceased by nephew; Stephen A. Mammarella, mother-in-law; Alice Crosby, and father-in-law; Luther Crosby.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the American Cancer Society
RFL Pottstown/Diamond’d Hope, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster PA 17603, in memory of Rosalie Crosby

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

Barry L. Emery

Barry L. Emery, 65, of Dover, PA, died on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Wellspan York Hospital in York, PA. Born in West Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Edward H. Emery, Jr. and the late Joan L. (Trumbore) Emery.

Barry worked for Bailey Coach, as a motor coach driver in York, PA. He also worked at Domino’s Pizza. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 741 F&A.M., Boyertown Orioles, Friendship Hook & Ladder, Stonersville Social Club, Gabelsville AA, and York Racing Club. He was a graduate of Boyertown HS, Class of 1971.

Surviving, Barry are: 1 daughter: Curin M. Romich of Temple, PA; 2 brothers: Rory M. Emery, husband of Peggy of Earlville, PA and Dean W. Emery, husband of Chris of Earlville, PA; and significant other: Vicky L. Lentz and her family, as well as, many nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held on Monday evening, July 29, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA with a masonic service at 8:00pm. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10:00AM at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Laureldale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Boyertown Lodge 741 F&A.M., 346 E. 3rd St. Boyertown, PA 19512.