Harold Martin “Ookie” Prince

Harold Martin “Ookie” Prince, 79 of Birdsboro, PA, died on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at home.

Born April 13, 1940 in Birdsboro, PA, he was the son of the late Wesley Prince and Helen (Reppert) Prince. He was the husband of Valeria Ann (Weaver) Prince.

He was employed by Dana Corp., Reading, PA.

He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Birdsboro, PA and the Birdsboro Sportsmen’s Club.

Surviving are sons, Harold husband of Amy Prince of West Reading, PA and Michael husband of Sheila Weaver of Philadelphia, PA, daughter, Tina wife of Harry Lesher, Jr. of Exeter Twp, PA and 6 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by brothers, Wesley Prince, Robert Prince and Donald Prince, sister, Shirley Gaffey.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Friday, December 13, 2019, at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA with the funeral service to follow at 11:30 AM with the Rev. James T. Farnsworth officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Gibraltar, PA.

Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions may be sent to Birdsboro Community Memorial Center 201 E. Main St. Birdsboro, PA 19508 or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5 Brooke Manor, Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Irene Margaret Bateman

Irene Margaret Bateman, 84 of Downingtown, PA, formerly of Morgantown, PA, died on Friday, December 6, 2019, at St. Martha Villa for Independent Retirement Living in Downingtown, PA.

Born June 6, 1935 in Coatesville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Hamara and Mary (McCovich) Hamara.

She was employed by QVC. Prior to that she was employed by Pepperridge Farm.

She was a member of St. Benedict RC Church, Robeson Twp. Berks Co., PA.

Irene enjoyed word searches and watching game shows on television.

Surviving are son, Jack husband of Gail Bateman of Morgantown, PA, daughters, Linda wife of Richard Beck of Morgantown, PA and Lisa wife of Peter MacIver of Matthews, NC, sister, Margaret Zvodar of Pottstown, PA; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Church of St. Benedict, 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, (Robeson Twp.) Mohnton, PA with the Rev. Philip F. Rogers officiating. Interment will be in Birdsboro Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, at the church.

Carol Elaine (Templin) Fisher Cremi

Carol Elaine (Templin) Fisher Cremi, 66 of Boyertown, PA died on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at home.

Born January 11, 1953 in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late George Templin and the late Mary (Lebo) Templin. She was the wife of Joseph T. Cremi.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ.

Carol had been employed at Alderigi, Tobias & Seidel; Ross & Company; and Morgan Stanley.

Surviving along with her husband are sons, Nathan A. Fisher husband of Dana Brienza-Fisher of York, PA and Justin J. Fisher of Schwenksville, PA, brother, Michael husband of Rita Templin of Birdsboro, PA, sister, Linda wife of Robert Ibach of Birdsboro, PA, step-daughter, Heather wife of Brian Schoenly of Pottstown, PA, step-son Scott Cremi husband of Jess Keene of Philadelphia, PA; 3 grandchildren, Zachary Fisher, Addison Schoenly and Cole Schoenly.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 57 St. John’s Road, (Robeson Twp.) Birdsboro, PA, with the Memorial Service to follow at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. John’s UCC Memorial Fund, 57 St. John’s Road Birdsboro, PA 19508 or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network National Office, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200 Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

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

Mary Alice (Anglin) Geiger

Mary Alice (Anglin) Geiger, 90 passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Mifflin Center.
Her husband of 64 years, Irvin T. Geiger, Jr. died December 14, 2013.
Born in Falls City, Nebraska she was the daughter of the late Newton and Orpha (Demoret) Anglin.
Mary was a member of St. Paul’s UCC, Amityville and past Matron of Bird Chapter #460 O.E.S., Birdsboro.
Mary is survived by 3 daughters; Barbra Anderson, Pottstown, PA, Theresa wife of Donald Hutchinson, Moneta, VA and Connie wife of Kevin Stholer, Exeter Township, PA; a brother, Delton J. Anglin, Partlow, VA, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy (Bruce) Smith, Ashland, PA, 3 brothers and one sister.
Graveside services will be private at the convenience of the family.

William H. Jaquis, Sr.

William H. Jaquis, Sr., 84 of Birdsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA. Born in Lake Clear, NY, he was the son of the late Marion and Anna (Friend) Jaquis. He was the loving husband of Barbara J. (Lewis) Jaquis to whom he was married for 61 years.

Bill was a Naval Hospital Corpsman and manager of the laboratory at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Reading. He had a long history of volunteering for community organizations, including: The Council on Chemical Abuse, The Birdsboro Lions Club for more than 20 yrs., and the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Birdsboro, PA. Bill most enjoyed spending time with his family and golfing. He was an avid golfer and was blessed with a large circle of friends, who he spent many hours with on the golf courses in and around Berks County.

Surviving Bill, along with his wife Barbara, is 1 son: Christopher L. Jaquis of Lititz, PA; 1 daughter: Pamela J. Imes, wife of Steven of Statesville, NC; and 5 grandchildren: William H. Jaquis, III, husband of Caitlin of Virginia Beach, VA, Robert M. McCollum III, Capt. USMC, husband of Adriana of Cape Carteret, NC; Jack C. McCollum, 2nd Lt. USMC of Quantico, VA, Morgan E. Jaquis, and Peyton E. Jaquis of Lititz, PA; and 2 great grandchildren: Olivia and Michalina.

He was predeceased by 1 son: William H. Jaquis, Jr., 1 sister: Peggy Townsend; and 2 brothers: Richard and Harold Jaquis.

A Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA. There will be a visitation from 10:00am-11:00am at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Berks County Alzheimer’s Assoc., 237 Court St. Reading, PA 19601.

Donald H. Weber

Donald H. Weber, 68 of Douglassville, Union Twp., PA, died on Saturday, November 30, 2019, in his residence. Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Harry A. Weber and Jeanette E. (Roberts) Weber of Union Twp., PA. He was a man with a good heart and a loving husband of Donna K. (Kline) Weber.

Don was a self-employed machinist for Weber Machine in Douglassville, PA for 40+ years. He enjoyed hunting in his free time.

Surviving Don, along with his wife Donna, is 1 son: Scott M. Weber, husband of Megan Weber of Douglassville, PA; 2 sisters: Linda Donovan of Birdsboro, PA and Judy Brisan of Wyomissing, PA; and 2 grandchildren: Chloe and Lucas.

A Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA. There will be a viewing from 9:00am-10:45am at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, may be made to Keystone Wounded Warriors, 16 E. Noble Ave. Shoemakersville, PA 19555 or online at keystonewarriors.org/donate.

Marguerite Eleanor (Sheetz) Miller

Marguerite Eleanor (Sheetz) Miller, 92 of Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA, died on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Reading Hospital, West Reading, PA. Born in Monocacy, PA, she was the daughter of the late Earl Sheetz and Virginia (Slider) Sheetz. She was the wife of the late George W. Miller.

She was employed by Boscov’s Distribution Center, Exeter Twp. Marguerite enjoyed crafting and camping in her younger years.

Surviving is son, Barry L. husband of Karen Miller of South Texas, daughters, Sandra L. wife of David Hilkert of Birdsboro, PA and Sharon L. wife of  Douglas Mauger of Birdsboro, PA, sisters, Ruth Davis of Douglassville, PA and Helen Vroman; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grand children.

She was predeceased by brother, Ed Sheetz, sister, Virginia Keiser.

A Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA. There will be a viewing from 10:00am-11:00am at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will be in Birdsboro Cemetery, Birdsboro, PA.

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.