Rosie Kathryn (Kleinsmith) Reinert

Rosie Kathryn (Kleinsmith) Reinert, 88 of Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at home with her loving family by her side.

Born in Zionsville, Lehigh County, PA, she was the daughter of the late William Kleinsmith and Mary Helen (Moyer) Kleinsmith. She was the wife of the late, Warren Edward Reinert, Sr.

Rosie worked as a domestic care taker for Bell Acres.

Surviving is 1 son: Carl D. Sr., husband of Chris Reinert of Birdsboro, PA, 4 daughters; Rita M. wife of Brian Frame, Sr. of Mohnton, PA, Wanda E. Reinert and companion Brad Campbell of Exeter Twp., PA, Corrine K. wife of John Mytych of Mohnton, PA, Karen E. wife of Phil Meschke of Reading, PA, brother; Raymond Kleinsmith of Quakertown, PA, 3 sisters; Mabel Schaner of Hamburg, PA, Agnes Keller of Hereford, PA, Arlene Krause of Harleysville, PA, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson.

She was predeceased by son; Warren, Jr., daughter; Vera Whalen, 1 grandchild Matthew and 7 siblings.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM on Friday, June 28, 2019, at Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., 144 N. Spruce St., Birdsboro, PA with the funeral service to follow at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18107

Janet L. (Beck) Favinger

Janet L. (Beck) Favinger, 85, formerly of Palmetto, FL, died on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Berkshire Center in Exeter Twp. She was born in Morgantown, PA, the daughter of the late Russell L. and Marjorie A. (Huyett) Beck. Janet was the companion of the late Leonard Delaquito for 20 years, following the death of her husband, Richard L. Favinger in 1996.

Janet was employed as a floral arranger for The Greenery in Morgantown for many years. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Morgantown, PA.

Surviving Janet are: 1 daughter: Cindy L. Mountz, wife of Eugene of Mohnton, PA; 1 step-son: Richard Favinger, husband of Mary of Mohnton, PA; 1 step-daughter: Terry McEwen, wife of Gary of Elverson, PA; and 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son: Leonard M. Delaquito and daughter: Crystal A. Favinger, and 1 grandson: Joseph Favinger.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 6251 Morgantown Rd., Morgantown, PA 19543 at 11:00AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Rd. Birdsboro, PA 19508 or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, at the above address.

Richard H. Kramer, Sr.

Richard H. Kramer, Sr., 89, of Douglassville, PA, died on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Penn State Health St. Joseph. He was born in Reading, PA, the son of the late Harry A. and Esther M. (Moyer) Kramer. He was the widower of Arlene M. (Loy) Kramer who passed in 2017.

Richard worked as a Sales Administrator for the former Birdsboro Corp. He enjoyed boating and vacationing at their cabin at the Landingville Dam in Schuylkill Co. for 34 yrs. He was also a former member of the Auburn Boat Club.

Surviving Richard are: 2 sons: Richard H. Kramer, Jr. husband of Stephanie of Newtown, PA, Brooke C. Kramer, husband of Sandra of Douglassville, PA; 1 daughter: Deborah L. Reider, wife of George of Douglassville, PA; and 1 sister-in-law: Ruth Gaston, wife of Raymond of Orwigsburg, PA. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren: Thane, Garrett, Patrick, husband of Jessica, and Sara.

He was predeceased by 1 sister: Mildred R. Clark.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s UCC, 1312 Old Swede Rd. Douglassville, PA 19518.

Anna Maria (Sasso) DiScala

Anna Maria (Sasso) DiScala, 72 of Birdsboro, PA passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Reading Hospital surrounded by her children.

Born in Princeton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Maria (DiMeglio) Sasso.  She was the widow of Michael F. DiScala.

Anna was the co-owner of his family’s business; DiScala’s Pizza House in Birdsboro for 44 years. Anna was a member of Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church in Union Twp.

Surviving is 1 son: Michael F. DiScala, Jr., husband of Dondra L. of Douglassville, PA; 1 daughter: Laura A. DiScala at home, 2 Sisters: Nancy wife of Angelo DiMeglio of Princeton, NJ, Carmela wife of Sebastian DiScala of Lawrenceville, NJ

She is also survived by 2 grandchildren: Michael F. DiScala, III and Reina DiScala.

Anna was predeceased by her brother Salvatore Sasso

A visitation will be held at the Immaculate Conception BVMRC Church, 905 Chestnut Street, Douglassville, PA on Friday, June 14, from 12 Noon to 1:00 PM followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 PM at the church.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in Anna’s memory to the Immaculate Conception BVMRC Church, 905 Chestnut Street, Douglassville, PA  19518.

Charles R. Shook, Jr.

Charles Russell Shook, Jr., 76 of Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA, passed away on June 8, 2019 at Fairlane Gardens, Reading, PA.

Born in Lawton, OK on March 9, 1943, he was the son of the late Charles Russell Shook, Sr. and the late Floramae (Phillips) Shook. He was the husband of Dawn Marie (Pluck) Shook.

Charles was employed as a Truck Driver for North American Van Lines.

Surviving Charles along with his wife are 2 sons; Charles R. Shook, III of Tennessee, Douglas L. husband of Ashley Shook of Bethlehem, PA, 2 daughters; Cynthia Shook of Tennessee, Danielle M. wife of Matthew Hernandez of Birdsboro, PA, 1 brother; Doug Shook of Tennessee, 1 sister; Judy Clonce of Bean Station, TN, 4 grandchildren; Lauren Shook, Ryan Hernandez, Madison Hernandez, and Mason Hernandez.
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Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Betty L. (Romano) Loe

Betty L. (Romano) Loe, 89, formerly of Birdsboro, PA, but recently lived in Southampton, PA, died on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook, PA. She was born in Birdsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Mary (Menucci) Romano. She was the widow of Hoyle “Shorty” Loe.

Betty was employed as a final inspector for the former Western Electric and AT&T in Reading, PA. She was a member of Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church in Douglassville, PA. She was a former member of the Christian Women’s Club of Immaculate Conception, loved spending time with her great grandchildren, and enjoyed Italian cooking, entertaining, and shopping.

Surviving Betty are: 1 daughter: Donna M. Mountford, widow of Robert E., Jr. of Port Orange, FL; 2 brothers: Patsy Romano of Birdsboro, PA and Eugene Romano of Shillington, PA; 2 sisters: Ann Harner of Birdsboro, PA and Rita Munn of Myrtle Beach, SC; 2 grandchildren: Michael R. Mountford and Shanna M. Staub, wife of Bernie; and 5 great grandchildren: Jonathan, Jordyn, Bo, Halie, and Luke.

She is predeceased by a sister: Rose Marie Kendrick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:30AM at Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church, 905 Chestnut St. Douglassville (Union Twp.), PA. There will be a viewing prior to mass from 10:00am-11:30am at the church.

Interment will be held in the Immaculate Conception RC Church Cemetery.

Mary Florence (Berstler) Shaner

Mary Florence (Berstler) Shaner, 81 of Warwick Twp., Chester Co., PA passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Born in Topton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Milton Harrison Berstler and Sophie Maria (Kohler) Berstler. She was the wife of Claude Franklin Shaner, Jr.

Mary worked as a Cashier for Host Marriott – Brandywine Service Turnpike Plaza for 15 years, and as a Folder for Spring City Knitting Company for 20 Years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Douglassville, PA. She was a member of Red Hat Society, and Pinnacle Club.

Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was devoted to her family.

Surviving Mary, along with her husband Claude, are 1 son: Claude A. “Bobby” Shaner, 2 daughters; Claudia L. wife of John McCalicher, Crystal E. wife of Robert K. Troop, 2 brothers; William Scherch, Daniel Berstler, 2 grandchildren; Aimee wife of Robert Luo, Carey wife of Zachery Coyle, and 4 great grandchildren; Christian, Gabriel, Nicholas, and Kynlee.

Mary was predeceased by 2 brothers; Frank Scherch, Milton Berstler, and 3 sisters; Josephine Farrell, Frances Blizzard, and Catherine Weiser.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday, June 7, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 548 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, PA 19518 with the Funeral Service to follow at 4:00 PM.

Maria B. (Falcone) Marino

Maria B. (Falcone) Marino, 65 of Birdsboro, PA died on Monday, June 3, 2019, with her loving husband by her side, at Reading Hospital in West Reading, PA.

Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Angelina (Naso) Falcone. She was the wife of Michael S. Marino.

Maria worked as a registered nurse for 41 years, at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Aetna Insurance, retiring in 2018. Maria enjoyed vacationing at the shore and the mountains. She liked to sit on her deck and watch the hummingbirds, and enjoyed hanging out with her Gal Pals.

Surviving Maria, along with her husband Michael, are 2 sons: Joseph S. Marino of Los Angeles, CA and Matthew S. Marino of Los Angeles, CA and 1 brother: Larry Falcone, and mother-in-law: Janet Marino.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5 Brooke Manor, Birdsboro, PA  with the memorial service to follow at 10:30AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Legion Post 626, 445 E. Main St. Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Mary L. Roberts

Mary Lorena Roberts, 76 of Union Twp., Berks Co., PA died on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at Reading Hospital in West Reading, PA.

Born February 20, 1943 in Douglassville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Warren P. Roberts and Maude E. (Trego) Roberts.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Birdsboro.

Mary had been a Book Keeper for the former Pottstown Metal Welding Company.

Mary loved baking, cooking, gardening, family, outdoors and trips to the casino.

Surviving are sisters, Jeanette E. widow of Harry Weber of Union Twp., Berks Co., PA, Ruth E. wife of Karl Faust of Gilbertsville, PA, Edith M. wife of Paul Gentry of Trainer, PA, Shirley E. widow of Warner Bracken of Douglassville, PA and Marlene J. wife of Roy Whited of Royersford, PA.

Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by brothers, Warren T. Roberts and Paul H. Roberts, sister, Dorothy M. Moser.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday, May 31, 2019, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5 Brooke Manor, Birdsboro, PA  with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM.

Interment will be in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Parker Ford, PA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170 Bethlehem, PA 18017 or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5 Brooke Manor, Birdsboro, PA 19508

Darryl G. Grumling

Darryl G. Grumling, 51 formerly of Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in his residence. Born in Lebanon, PA, he was the son of the late Richard P. and Marie L. (Hartman) Grumling.

Darryl worked in sports journalism for the Reading Eagle and Pottstown Mercury for many years. In recent years he was a caddy for Stonewall Links in Elverson, PA. Darryl enjoyed all sports and was an advocate for promoting local high school sports. He was a member of Robeson Lutheran Church in Plowville, PA.

Surviving Darryl is his brother: Scott R. Grumling of Philadelphia, PA and he is survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A visitation will be held at Robeson Lutheran Church, 3520 Plow Rd. Mohnton, PA 19540 on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM.

Burial will be in Robeson Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers, in memory of Darryl Grumling, contributions may be mailed to The McGlinn Cancer Institute, ATTN: Steve. 420 S. 5th ST. West Reading, PA 19611, and donations should be made out to Reading Health System Foundation.