Naomi L. (Kennedy) Gajewski

Naomi L. (Kennedy) Gajewski, 83, of Birdsboro, PA, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the Mifflin Center in Shillington, PA. She was the daughter of the late Brooke and Ruth (McChalicher) Kennedy. She was the widow of Fred Gajewski.

Naomi was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Birdsboro, PA. She enjoyed cooking, knitting afghans, raised her children and loved spending time with grandchildren.

Surviving Naomi are, 3 sons: Daniel A. Krall, husband of Shelly of Birdsboro, PA, David B. Krall, husband of Maureen of West Lawn, PA and Frederick T. Gajewski, husband of Kelly of Robeson Twp., PA; 2 daughters: Raynne L. Frymoyer, wife of Rusty of Temple, PA and Lori L. Cremi, wife of Jeffrey of Douglassville, PA. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 grandson

There will be a drive-through viewing on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 10:00AM- 11:00AM at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508. The interment will be in Birdsboro Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 114 Bird St. Birdsboro, PA 19508.

 

Daniel Edward Kline, Sr.

Daniel Edward Kline, Sr., 58 of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania died on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.
Born December 17, 1961 in Pottstown, PA, he was the son of the late James Kline and Evelyn (Weimert) Kline. He was the husband of Kathleen M. (Brill) Kline.
Daniel was employed at Arkema, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding motor cycle’s.
Surviving are sons, Noah Kline of Gibraltar, PA and Daniel E. Kline , Jr. of Birdsboro, PA, daughter, Jasmin Kline of Philadelphia, PA, brothers, William Kline , John Kline , Gary Kline , Jeff Kline and Dale Kline , sisters, Brenda Kline and Debbie Kline ; 9 grandchildren, Noah Fisher, Aaron Fisher, Dean Fisher, Kasey O’Mara, Riley O’Mara. Angely Kline, Elianliz Mercado, Destiny Mercado and Alexandra Mercado; 1 great grandchild, Kataleya Marquez.
A Memorial Service will be scheduled in the future.
Dengler Funeral Home, Birdsboro is in charge of arrangements.

David E. Jernegan

David E. Jernegan, 69, of Green Hills, Robeson Township passed suddenly on the morning of May 8th due to complications from cancer that he fought courageously since first diagnosed in June 2004.
He was the husband of Judy since December 9, 1979, and they celebrated 40 years together.
He grew up in Ridley Park, Delaware County and graduated from Ridley High School in 1969.
He worked as a waiter and bartending at the Townhouse Restaurant in Media, managed the Country Tavern in Pottstown, the Peanut Bar and Maple Grove Restaurant thru the 70’s and 80’s. He worked as a ground maintenance worker and supervisor at Flying Hills Golf Course from 1989 to his retirement in 2016. During the last few years he helped delivering lunches for JR’s Pizza in Flying Hills and delivering for Birdsboro Pharmacy.
Through his multiple surgeries and courses of chemo and radiation, he may have slowed down a bit, but it never stopped him from enjoying life, including cooking and baking for friends and family. He loved being a Pappy and spending time with his granddaughter. He was a devout Philly sports fan, especially the Phillies and Eagles, and liked watching golf on tv.
We were all very proud of David when he celebrated 31 years of sobriety on February 28th this year.
Though the job of planning the annual Jernegan family camping trip was done by a different family member each year, David was always part of picking the correct sites, packing the gear, and setting up camp. Since retirement, he also spent a week with the extended family in Ocean City, NJ every summer.
But one of the activities he most enjoyed and missed most of all after retirement was his love of discovering someone’s “trash” that could be valued as a treasure by someone else, mostly his family members. Christmas at Grandmom and Grandpop Jernegan’s always meant special gifts from David’s shed for each family member, and were the most anticipated by everyone. How often someone would say “if you ever find…” and the next week miraculously he would come across just what they asked about.
David attended Goodwill United Methodist Church in Elverson, PA.
Besides his wife, David is survived by his daughters Kimberly A. of Birdsboro and Judy Lynn, wife of Kevin Yocom, of Elverson, and his precious granddaughter Rebekah. Also his brothers William (wife Kathleen) of Whitehall, Robert (wife MaryAnn) of Lionville, and Kenneth (wife Heather) of Landenberg, and sister Patricia Kelly of Broomall. As well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brother Thomas and his parents William and Helen Jernegan.
He will also be greatly missed, especially at treat time, by his 4-legged feline rescues, Yogi, Smokie, Red, Sweetie, and Miss Morgan.
Relatives and friends may attend the drive through viewing on Wednesday May 13, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro, PA.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in David’s name to either the Southern Berks EMS, 769 Mountain View Rd., Reading, PA 19607 or the Animal Rescue League of Berks County https://www.berksarl.org or the American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.
Dengler Funeral Home, Birdsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia M. (Riegner) Snyder

Patricia M. (Riegner) Snyder, 77, formerly of Birdsboro, PA, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Berks Heim. Born in Douglassville, Amity Twp., PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Florence (Wamsher) Riegner.

Patricia was a special education teacher and worked for Kid’s Peace Berks Co. Campus, retiring in 2007.She was a graduate of Empire Beauty School in Pottstown in 1968 and a graduate of Kutztown University in 1981. She was a member of the Birdsboro Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving Patricia are, 1 sister: Barbara J. Mauger; 4 nieces: Linda DiCecco, Annette Moore, Roberta Laver, and Susan Schultz-Wendt; 3 nephews: Ronald Mauger, Tony D’Aiello, and Terry Norris; 7 great nieces; 3 great nephews; and 2 god children.

She was predeceased by 1 son: Brain K. Snyder; 2 brothers: David and William D’Aiello; 2 sisters: Mary O’Byle and Frances Schultz; and 1 nephew: David D’Aiello, Jr.

There will be a drive-through viewing on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 10:00AM- 11:00AM at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508. The interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Berks Heim Nursing & Rehab, PO Box 1495 Reading, PA 19603. Attn: Residency Program Acct.

Nancy L. (Stover) Horbach

Nancy L. (Stover) Horbach, 76, of Birdsboro, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at the Reading Hospital. Born in Ashland, PA, she was the daughter of the late Raymond A. and Hattie E. (Boyer) Stover. She was the widow of Melvin J. Horbach, Jr.

Nancy worked for the Daniel Boone School District in the maintenance department. She had been a member of St. Paul’s UCC in Amityville and was an avid bowler.

Surviving Nancy are, 2 sons: John R. Horbach, husband of Teri of Geigertown, PA, Edward A. Horbach, husband of Tina of Morgantown, PA; 1 daughter: Deborah A. Horbach of Exeter Twp., PA; 1 brother: Robert Stover of Douglassville, PA; 1 sister: Shirley Hughes of Geigertown, PA; 5 grandchildren: Jared, April, Clayton, Michael, and Karah; and 9 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by 1 grandson: Keith Becker.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greater Delaware MS Society, https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/PAE/Donate, or mail to 30 S 17th St #800, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Joyce Ann Palombaro

Joyce Ann Palombaro, 79 of Oley, Pennsylvania died on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born December 30, 1940 in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Russell Hoffman, Sr.  and Pauline  (Epler) Hoffman. She was widow of William Francis Palombaro, Sr. and predeceased by her longtime friend and fiancée, Arthur Mengel.

Joyce retired in 2002 from Western Electric – Lucent Technologies. She was a member of Immaculate Conception BVMRC Church, Union Twp., Berks Co., PA.  Joyce enjoyed traveling, the casinos, she was an awesome cook and loved gardening.

Surviving are son, William F. Palombaro, Jr. his wife Michelle of Exeter Twp., PA, daughter, Pamela A. wife of James  Amos of Exeter Twp., PA, brother, Russell Hoffman, Jr. his wife Debbie of Mt. Penn, PA, sisters, Sherry Cook of Mt. Penn, PA, Diane wife of Tom Dalessio of Reading, PA, Debbie Corbett of Reading, PA and Robin Jackson of Reading, PA; 2 grandchildren, Jennifer Amos and  Matthew Amos; 2 great grandchildren, Timothy Amos  and Parker Amos and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her Dog, Lilly and Cat, Tang.

She was predeceased by sister, Bonnie Reitz.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception R. C. Cemetery, Douglassville, PA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Rd., Birdsboro, PA 19508.

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

Jean L. (Angstadt) Meeser

Jean L. (Angstadt) Meeser, 91, of Earl Twp., PA, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020, at the Berkshire Center. Born in Robesonia, PA, was raised in Monocacy, PA, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Elsie E. (Sonnen) Angstadt. She was the widow of Samuel E. Meeser who died in 1988.

Jean was an office worker for March Brownback Co. & Maple Gardens Apts. both in Pottstown, PA, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving Jean are, nephew: Gary D. Care, husband of Margaret of Reading, PA; companion: Robert P. Miller of Earl Twp., PA; close friend: Noelle Dierolf of Earl Twp., PA, and great-niece: Ashley Frantz of West Reading, PA.She was predeceased by 1 daughter: Norma Jean Meeser, 2 brothers: Stanley Keller and Daniel Angstadt, Jr., and 1 sister: Alberta Mae Angstadt.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Jacquelyn A. (Weller) Piersol

Jacquelyn A. (Weller) Piersol, 72 formerly of Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA, died on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Kutztown Manor in Kutztown, PA where she had resided for the past 11 years.

Born May 20, 1947 in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harold L. Weller and Pearl E. (Mohr) Weller.

Jackie enjoyed crocheting; her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She never forgot anyone’s birthday or special event.

She was a graduate of Twin Valley High School and had been employed for 20 years before retiring from Health South, formerly Reading Rehabilitation Hospital.

Surviving is son, Larry K. husband of Kristi Piersol of Exeter Twp., PA, brothers, Jon Weller of Reading, PA and Edward husband of Helga Weller of Abingdon, MD, 3 Grandchildren, Devon T. Piersol of Denver, CO, Alexa J. Piersol and Haley E. Piersol both of Exeter Twp., 9 nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother Alan Weller.

A Private graveside service will be at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA, due to Covid 19.

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

Wayne Walter Myers

Wayne Walter Myers, 81 of Douglassville, PA died on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at home.

Born March 12, 1939 in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late LaVerne Myers and the late Mary (Hamilton) Myers. He was the husband of Antoinette Michele (Kulp) Myers, celebrating 59 years of marriage on January 24.

He was an electrician employed by IBEW Local #743 until his retirement in 2001. After his retirement, he planted Faith Orchard on his property, which he and his wife operated until 2019, donating proceeds to foreign missionaries.

He was a long time member of Exeter Bible Fellowship Church and served on five short term mission trips to tribal areas in South America and Africa. Additionally, he was a member of the Pennsylvania Backyard Fruit Growers Association and in his younger years, bred and raced Siberian Huskies with the PA Sled Dog Club.

Surviving along with his wife are son, Keith Wayne, husband of Kimberly Myers of Birdsboro, PA, daughters, Anita M., wife of Scott Grimes of Parkesburg, PA and Deborah L., wife of Michael Auman of Fleetwood, PA, sister, Helen Seifrit; 6 grandchildren, Jason Casner, Samantha Reynolds, Brianna Myers, Mackenzie Aldridge, Kyle Myers and Jacob Myers; 3 great grandchildren, Ellie Casner, Noah Casner and Sophia Reynolds.

He was predeceased by brother, William Myers, sisters, Adeline O’Neill Garber and Blanche Myers.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Birdsboro Cemetery, Birdsboro, PA.

There will be a drive through viewing from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Monday, April 27, 2020, at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Wayne’s name to the Hope Rescue Mission, 645 N. Sixth St., Reading, PA 19601 or hopeforreading.org.

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

Edward C. Krawlzik

Edward C. Krawlzik, 91 of Robeson Township, Berks Co., PA, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020, at the Reading Hospital. Born in Robeson Township, he was the son of the late Joseph and Lottie (Leminsky) Krawlzik. He was the widower of Joan D. (Ziemba) Krawlzik.

Edward was the owner of Birdsboro Pattern Works where he was a machinist and pattern-maker. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He was a member of Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church in Douglassville, PA.

Surviving Edward are, 2 sons: Joseph E. Krawlzik, husband of Diana of Caernarvon Twp., PA and John D. Krawlzik, husband of Lorrie of Wernersville, PA; 4 grandchildren: Justin Krawlzik, Jodi Landis, Helena Krawlzik and Jenna Krawlzik; and 3 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by 1 son: Ronald J. Krawlzik and 2 sisters: Genevieve O’Byle and Josephine D’Angelo

Services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Edward’s name to:

Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church, 905 Chestnut St. Douglassville, PA 19518.