John Theodore Schrum, 105 of Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA died on October 31, 2018 in Spring Twp., Berks Co. PA.
Born in Reading, Berks County, PA, he was the son of the late Frank Carl Schrum Katherine (Faller) Schrum.
John was the widower of the late Ruth Elizabeth (Boyer) Schrum, who died Oct. 29, 2006
Upon the completion of sixth grade at St Joseph’s Parochial School in Reading, John as the
eldest child went to work in the hosiery mills of Reading. As a young adult he and his friends
started the Lucky Stars Athletic Club above Albert Boscov’s shoe store on ninth St. in Reading.
After marriage he worked on the Reading Railroad in the car shops repairing mainly flatbed rail
Following the war, he took a job in the sausage room of Armour Star meat packing company in
Reading until its closing. He found a job working for Wide Awake shirts in the same city until
His retirement in 1977.
He was an original and dedicated member of St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, Mohnton. He
was also a member of Sleepy Hollow Athletic Club of Mohnton.
Surviving are 2 Sons- Mark R. Schrum at home, Timothy J. husband of Linda (Miller) Schrum of Corona, California, 2 Grandchildren- Timothy J. Schrum and Justin T. Schrum, 2 Great Grandchildren: Jennifer Schrum and Alyssa Schrum.
A viewing will be held at the Church of St. Benedict, 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, Mohnton, PA on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Monday, November 5, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:00 AM.
Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale, PA
Flowers welcome and contributions may be made Church of St. Benedict, 2020 Chestnut Hill Road, Mohnton, PA 19540.