Kenneth J. McCalicher, Sr.

Kenneth J. McCalicher, Sr. 67, of Birdsboro, PA, passed away on September 18, 2020, at Hershey Medical Center. Born in Geigertown, PA, he was the son of the late James N. and Ruth Marie (Hohl) McCalicher. He was married to Barbara J. (Seasholtz) McCalicher.

 

Kenneth worked at Raylon Corporation for 45 yrs. He most recently worked as a school van driver for Rhoads Transportation. He enjoyed going to Tuckahoe Acres, clamming and fishing, watching football and other sports on the TV. In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling, hunting, and playing horseshoes.

 

Surviving Kenneth, along with Barbara, are: 2 sons: Kenneth J. McCalicher, Jr. of Birdsboro, PA, Shannon Seasholtz, husband of Brenda of Birdsboro, PA; 1 daughter: Tricia A. Blessing, wife of John of Shillington, PA ;  1 sister: Rita M. Care, wife of Eugene of Birdsboro, PA; and 6 grandchildren.

 

Kenneth was predeceased by 4 brothers.

 

A evening viewing will be held at Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, online at https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate.

Wendy L. Clark

Wendy L. Clark, 47, of Birdsboro, PA, passed away on September 16, 2020, at the Reading Hospital. Born in West Reading, PA, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Kathleen M. (Hartline) Clark of Birdsboro, PA.

Wendy was self-employed in home healthcare and was always willing to help anyone in life; she did so in death as well by being an organ donor.

Surviving Wendy, along with her parents are: daughter: Alexyss L. Kennedy of Birdsboro, PA; son: Michael R. Spadafora of Birdsboro, PA; 2 sisters: Melissa L. Pusch (Brian) of Douglassville, PA, Patti J. Hetzell (Allen) of Birdsboro, PA;  maternal grandmother: Sara Hartline; nephews: Brian and Lucas; nieces: Ashley & Courtney; and companion: Dwayne Fazekas.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 2:00pm. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

The family requests that any remembrance donations be made to the Berks Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Rd. Birdsboro, PA 19508 in Wendy’s name.

Arthur Robert Erjavec

Arthur Robert Erjavec, 85 of Douglassville, PA, died on Friday, September 4, 2020, at Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation of Reading, PA. Born September 30, 1934 in Republic, PA, he was the son of the late Anthony Harold Erjavec and the late Anna B.  (Glad)  Erjavec. He was the widower of Elizabeth Mary (Suchevits)  Erjavec.

He was employed by Baltimore Life Insurance Company as an insurance salesman. He was a member of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Union Twp., Berks Co., PA. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge of Reading #549.

Surviving is son, Kenneth A. husband of Patti Erjavec of Douglassville, PA, daughter, Marian wife of Darrell Litzenburger of Douglassville, PA, brother, Eugene Erjavec of Willowick, OH. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by brother, Anthony Erjavec.

Graveside service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Immaculate Conception R. C. Church Cemetery, Douglassville, PA.

Dengler Funeral Home, Birdsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Leon “Sonny” S. Rogosky

Leon “Sonny” S. Rogosky, 92, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania passed away on September 6, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Monocacy, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mary (Kiesel) Rogosky. Leon is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rita M. (Durning) Rogosky.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Blessed Virgin Mary R. C. Church, Birdsboro until joining St. Leo the Great R. C. Church, Lancaster, in 2019.

He was a graduate of North Coventry High School in Pottstown.

He was Senior Technician in the chemistry research department for Occidental Petroleum of Pottstown, PA, retiring in 1995.

Leon grew up playing baseball and played in many leagues throughout his years. He enjoyed long walks and appreciated the beauty of nature around his home in Union Township, where he lived for 50 years. He especially enjoyed being with his family and loved being a grandfather.

In addition to his wife, Leon is survived by two sons: Michael Rogosky, husband of Phi-Oanh, Lancaster, PA; Brian J. Rogosky, husband of Ciara, Pennington, NJ; a daughter, Mary R. Zeleznik, wife of Frederick, Lawrenceville, NJ; one sister, Marie Rogosky of Baltimore, MD; and six grandchildren: Meghan and Eileen Rogosky; Conor and Liam Rogosky; Madeline and Lydia Zeleznik.

He was predeceased by two brothers: Henry Rogosky and James Rogosky and four sisters; Helen Dusco, Victoria Poster, Pauline Ross, and Frances Waring.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Friday, September 11, 2020 at 12:30pm, in Immaculate Conception BVMRC Church, 905 Chestnut Street, Douglassville, PA, 19518. A visitation will be held on Friday from 11:45am-12:15pm at the church. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Dengler Funeral Home, Birdsboro, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded on www.facebook.com/DenglerFuneralHomeInc. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Immaculate Conception BVMRC Church (http://icbvm.org)

Alma Louise (Lengle) Lorah Delp

Alma Louise (Lengle) Lorah Delp, 94 of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Berks County and Millsboro, Delaware, died on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at West Marion Hospital in Ocala, Florida.

Born July 13, 1926 in Pottsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late George B. Lengle and the late Beulah E. (Dixon) Lengle. She was the widow of Paul R. Lorah and Walter H. Delp.

She had been employed by Willson Safety Products, Reading, PA.

Alma was a member of St. John’s UCC, Gibraltar, PA

Surviving are daughter, Diane L. Fisher of St. Lawrence, PA, brothers, George B. Lengle, Jr. of Ocala, FL and Harvey A. Lengle of Ocala, FL, step daughter-in-law, Sondra Delp of Sinking Spring, PA; 3 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, many great great grandchildren and many step grandchildren.

She was predeceased by brothers, Irvin J. Lengle and Marlyn Lengle, sisters, Alberta Baker and Edna Metroka.

Graveside services and interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Gibraltar, PA on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 11:00AM.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. John’s UCC, 57 St. John’s Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Dengler Funeral Home, Birdsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Carl Hendricks

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Thomas Carl Hendricks, 75 of Douglassville, PA, died on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at home.

Born April 27, 1945 in Sellersville, PA, he was the son of the late John Aulenbach Hendricks and Dorothy Miriam (Kline) Hendricks.

He had been employed by Kutz Builders, Inc. as a Carpenter and Cabinet Maker.

Thomas was a member and elder of St. Paul’s UCC Amityville, PA, He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 597 for 60 plus years, a member of the Amity Fire Co. for 15 plus years, he worked at the Colebrookdale Railroad on many cars.

Surviving is his female companion, Gwen Applegate at home, son, David J. husband of Tina Hendricks of Douglassville, PA, sisters, Janet Skiles of Canton, SD and Kitty Arms of Boyertown, PA; 2 Grandchildren, Lydia and Katharyne.

He was predeceased by daughter, Marcella Hendricks.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA and Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at the church.

A Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday at St. Paul’s UCC, Amityville located at 1312 Old Swede Rd. Douglassville, PA with the Rev. Dr. Steven J. Simpson officiating.

Interment will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Amityville, PA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Boy Scout Troop #597, 261 Lanie Drive, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Margaret Virginia (Wahl) Jacobs

Margaret Virginia (Wahl) Jacobs, 83 of Exeter Twp., Berks Co. PA, died on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at home.
Born February 10, 1937 in Jersey City, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Charles Wahl and the late Mildred (Green) Wahl. She was the wife of the late James Philip Jacobs.
She retired from the Phoenixville Hospital as a Nurse’s Aide.
Surviving are son, John Andrew Jacobs of Exeter Twp., PA, brothers, Granville B. Pearson and William Thomas Pearson and 1 grandchild.
Services will be held at the family’s convenience.
Dengler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Garry Lee Messner

Garry Lee Messner, 72 of Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA, died on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
Born November 15, 1947 in West Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Claude Eugene Messner and Dorothy (Bodolus) Messner.
He retired from Steam Fitters Local #420, Philadelphia, PA
Garry was a member of Stichter Lodge #254 F&AM, Pottstown, PA
Surviving are daughters, Heidi R. wife of Christopher Grubb of Douglassville, PA and Tiffany A. Messner and her fiancée Kurt MacNair of Harleysville, PA, son, Barry L., Jr. husband of Michele Katzin, brothers, Eugene, Terry, Theodore, and Christopher, sister, Gail; 5 grandchildren, London, Everett, Declan, Cavanaugh and Aurora
He was predeceased by brother, Timothy Messner.
Interment will be in Birdsboro Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Dengler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy LaRue (Maloney) Romig

Dorothy LaRue (Maloney) Romig, 100 of Ridgebury Twp., Bradford Co., PA, formerly of Birdsboro, PA and Port Orange, FL, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at Athens Health & Rehabilitation Center in Athens, PA.

Born July 22, 1920 in Birdsboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. Maloney, Sr. and the late Edna May (Davis) Maloney.

She retired from Crompton & Knowles, Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA in 1985.

Dorothy was a past Worthy Matron 1972-1973of Bird Chapter #460 O.E.S, past president of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon Auxiliary Forest 32, past president and secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 626 American Legion, Birdsboro, PA, past president of the Mothers Group at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Birdsboro, PA, member of Post #270 American Legion Auxiliary, Port Orange, FL, Life Member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3282, Port Orange, FL.

Surviving are daughter, Fay A. wife of Ronald Zook of Milan, PA; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 7 great great grandchildren and a nephew and niece.

She was predeceased by brother, Thomas H. Maloney.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM on Monday, August 31, 2020, at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA.

An O.E.S. service will begin at 10:00 AM on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 at the Funeral Home.

Graveside service and inurnment will be in Birdsboro Cemetery at 10:30 AM Monday, August 31, 2020.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886.

Dengler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Emily Louise (Jacobson) Hessels

Emily Louise (Jacobson) Hessels, 94, of Exeter Twp., Berks Co. PA, formerly of Hackettstown, NJ, died on Friday, August 21, 2020, at Elmcroft of Reading.
Born Tuesday, December 1, 1925 in New Rochelle, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Jacobson and the late Jane Terwilleger Jacobson. Emily was the widow of Lloyd Foote Hessels.
Emily graduated from White Plains High School in White Plains, NY and the Katharine Gibbs School. She retired from Harrah’s Casino, in Atlantic City, NJ as an Executive Secretary.
Emily and Lloyd raised their 3 children in Paramus, NJ. Surviving are sons, Lloyd Thomas, husband of Brenda Hessels of Mohnton, PA, and Kirk, husband of Patty Hessels of Red Bank, NJ, and daughter, Donna, wife of Bruce Mulder of Franklin Lakes, NJ; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.
Emily was predeceased by her brother Neal Jacobson.
Dengler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.