Oddvar Norheim

On Monday, October 25, 2021 Oddvar Norheim (the late Joyce) age 79 of Douglassville, PA passed away peacefully at home. Oddvar, son of Maalfrid Norheim, was born on a small island off the coast of Bergen Norway called Lygra.

Oddvar was a very loving father, grandfather, and friend.  He is survived by his two daughters Stephanie Delibertis, wife of Joseph and Karen Norheim, wife of Michael Gisondi; three adoring grandchildren Taylor, Joseph, and Kirsten and 1st wife Colleen Norheim.

Oddvar was a proud owner and CEO of American Crane and Equipment Corporation in Douglassville, PA.  He enjoyed traveling the world, spending time with family and friends, and watching his grandchildren grow up.

Relatives and friends are invited to viewing on Friday October 29, 2021 at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc.  144 N. Spruce St.  Birdsboro, PA 19508 from 10- 11:45am followed by his burial at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, 1600 S. Sproul Rd. Springfield, PA 19064.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.Jdrf.org/donate.

Iva Mae (Umstead) Davidheiser

Iva Mae (Umstead) Davidheiser, 91 formerly of Kulptown, PA died on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Chestnut Knoll Residential and Memory Care in Boyertown, PA.

Born October 15, 1930 in Baumstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Umstead and Sarah (Walleigh) Umstead. She was the widow of Walter Davidheiser.

She was retired in 1999 from the former Gudebrod Inc. in Stowe, PA, Iva and Walter owned Davidheiser Greenhouse for many years.

She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Geigertown, PA

Surviving are daughters, Linda M. wife of James Belnome of Kulptown, PA and Donna L. wife of Harry Amole of Kulptown, PA; 5 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by sisters, June Ganter and Florence Eich.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA, with the funeral service to begin at 11:00 AM.

Interment will be in St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery, Geigertown, PA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. James Lutheran Church, PO Box 5, Geigertown, PA 19523.

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

Jonathan Haig Sakoian

Jonathan Haig Sakoian, 27 of Reading, PA died on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at home.

Born January 8, 1994 in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of Mark Steven Sakoian and Lorraine Jean (Beaver) Sakoian of Elverson, PA.

He was employed by the Surgical Institute of Reading.

Jonathan enjoyed Rugby and Art projects.

Surviving along with his parents are brothers, Michael A. husband of Kendra Marie Sakoian of Ephrata, PA and Mark A. husband of Amber N. Sakoian of Elverson, PA, Paternal Grandmother – Mary Ann Sakoian of North Versailles, PA and Maternal Grandfather – Gerald Beaver of Honey Brook, PA

The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM on Friday, October 22, 2021, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 57 St. John’s Road, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania with the funeral service to follow.

Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Gibraltar, PA.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Jonathan Sakoian to Pittsburgh Technical College, C/O Office of Advancement, 1111 McKee Rd, Oakdale, PA 15071.

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

Elizabeth Ann (Dautrich) Blank

Elizabeth Ann (Dautrich) Blank, 81, of Birdsboro, Amity Twp., PA passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Reading Hospital. Born in Amity Twp., PA she was the daughter of the late Paul and Naomi (Breidenstein) Dautrich. She was the widow of Philip R. Blank.

Elizabeth worked for AT&T and Lucent Technologies as a Layout Operator for may years. She enjoyed gardening and other outdoor activities. She enjoyed cruises with her husband and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving Elizabeth, are: 1 son: Randolph R. Blank, husband of Lori; 2 daughters: Beverly C. Szymborski, wife of Joseph, Amy Pugh, wife of James; 1 brother: Daniel Dautrich; 1 sister: Naomi Brigel; 5 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild.

She was predeceased by 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

A funeral service will be on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11:00am at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508. A viewing will be on Tuesday an hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Reiffton, PA.

John “Jack” C. Owens

John “Jack” C. Owens, 77, of Birdsboro PA passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Penn State Health St. Joseph. Born in Reading, PA he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Mary M. (Daley) Owens. He was the loving husband of Francine A. (Wichlacz) Owens.

Jack worked for Gilbert Associates for 26 years, Boscov’s, Comcast, and most recently, Penske. He was a member of Victor Emmanuel II, the Birdsboro Sportsmen’s Club, and Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf and watching all sports, especially football, basketball, and baseball. Jack was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and Cincinnati Reds. He enjoyed family vacations to Myrtle Beach and recent trips to South Bend. Jack was a friend of everybody and would enjoy friendly banter when out and about. His contagious smile, quick-witted humor, and funny one-liners were appreciated by all.

Surviving Jack, along with his wife of 56 years, Francine, are 4 sons: Christopher Owens, husband of Angela of Douglassville, PA, Eric Owens, husband of Maren of Douglassville, PA, Michael Owens, husband of Jacquline of Coopersburg, PA, and David Owens, husband of Melissa of Exeter Twp., PA; 2 daughters: Kelly Jones of Mt. Penn, PA and Jaclyn Owens of Philadelphia, PA; 1 brother: Joseph W. Owens of Muhlenberg Twp., PA, and 12 grandchildren who he was especially proud of.

Jack was predeceased by a brother: Thomas P. Owens.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church, 905 Chestnut St. Douglassville, PA 19518.

Paul J. Nester

Paul J. Nester, 76, of Douglassville, Union Twp., PA passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in the comfort of his home. Born in Pottstown, PA he was the son of the late Harry E. and Florence G. (Kolb) Nester. He was the loving husband for 57 years of Barbara Ann (Hohl) Nester.

Paul worked for Doehler Jarvis for 30 yrs., Gudebrods, where he met his wife, and Dave Hyres Pest Control. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and driving his ’55 Ford Pickup that he refurbished by hand, hunting, fishing, and attending car shows. He was a member of the Birdsboro American Legion 626, Kulptown Fire Co., and the Birdsboro Sportsmen’s Club.

Surviving Paul, along with his wife Barbara are: 2 daughters: Lori Pennypacker, wife of George and Debra Millard, wife of Jeffrey; 1 brother: Harry Nester, companion of Joan Underwood; and 4 grandchildren: Heather Setley, wife of Jon Setley, Eric Millard, husband of Ashley Millard, Brittany Millard, and Brandon Pennypacker, husband of Tracey Pennypacker, and fur baby Ty James; and 7 great grandchildren: Hailey, Hayden, Bentley, Aidan, Bryce, Morgan, and Joshua. Paul is predeceased by both parents, brother, Irvin, and fur baby, Lacey.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

A special thank you to Bayada Hospice of Boyertown, especially nurse Guy. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to ARL of Berks County, 58 Kennel Road Birdsboro, PA 19508 or to Bayada Hospice, 1 W. Philadelphia Avenue 4th floor Boyertown, PA 19512.

Rosemarie R. (Naples) Lindsey

Rosemarie R. (Naples) Lindsey, 78, of Mohnton, Robeson Twp., PA passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 in the comfort of her home. Born in Vineland, NJ she was the daughter of the late James J. and Bernice (Skaziak) Naples. She was the wife of John H. Lindsey, Sr.
Rosemarie worked as an Office Manager for Penske Truck Rental in Philadelphia, PA. She was a member of The Church of St. Benedict and was a member of their Women’s Club.
Surviving Rosemarie, along with her husband, John, are: 2 sons: John H. Lindsey, Jr. husband of Donna of Langhorne, PA, Michael W. Lindsey of Robeson Twp., PA; 1 daughter: Rosemarie T. Lindsey of Philadelphia, PA; 2 brothers: Michael Naples of SC and Joseph Naples of Mullica Hill, NJ; sister-in-law: Anna May Naples of Philadelphia; and 4 grandchildren: David, Shawn, Nicholas, and Luke.
She was predeceased by 1 daughter: Lorraine M. Bauer and 1 brother: James Naples.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at The Church of Saint Benedict, 2020 Chestnut Hill Rd. Mohnton, PA 19540 on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the church, prior to mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 225 N. Michigan Ave. FL 17 Chicago, IL 60601 or online at https://act.alz.org/site/Donation
Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. Birdsboro, PA is in charge of arrangements.

Juan Reyes Alvarez

Juan Reyes Alvarez, 48, of Amity Township, PA passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021 at the Reading Hospital. Born and graduated, from carpentry school, in Vera Cruz, Mexico he was the son of Romualda Alvarez Lopez and Juan Reyes Serna. He was the loving husband of Tiffany M. (Brown) Reyes.

Juan worked as a laborer for All Type Fence Co. in Douglassville, PA, as well as ten+ years at Total Rental and a long time employee of Michael’s Diner. Juan loved spending time with his family, he was also known as a loving and caring friend and father figure to many. He enjoyed watching all sports, especially soccer as well as playing.

Surviving Juan, along with his wife, Tiffany, Are: 2 sons: Quentin Reyes Brown and Gabriel Reyes; Juan’s three brothers: Margarito, Regulo, and Baraulio; and his three sisters: Isa, Guillermina, and Martha. He was predeceased by his mother-in-law: Bertha (Miles) Brown.

A visitation will be on Monday, October 11 at 1 o’clock at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 o’clock the same day.

The family will accept flowers, but if you would like to make a contribution to the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. at the above address to aid the family with funeral expenses, it would be appreciated.

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

George A. Walker

George A. Walker, 71, of Birdsboro, PA passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Reading Hospital. Born in Philipsburg, PA he was the son of the late John D. and Bertha J. (Sleigh) Walker. He was the loving husband of Vicki S. (Nelson) Walker.

George retired from Computer Programming at Carpenter Technology in Reading, PA. He was a member of the American Legion Post 626, Birdsboro VFW Post 411, and a former member of Berks HOG Chapter. He served his country honorably in the US Air Force both domestic and abroad. His enjoyment in life was spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving George, along with his wife, Vicki, are: 2 sons: Randy Walker, husband of Michelle of Birdsboro, PA, Justin Walker of Birdsboro, PA; 1 daughter: Alison Pierce, wife of Robert of Royersford, PA; 2 sisters: Nancy Eardley of Hollidaysburg, PA, Joanne Reaney of Rock Hall, MD; and 5 grandchildren: Samuel, Liam, Kinley, Leighton, and Emilia.

Military honors will be held for George at Birdsboro cemetery for family and close friends.

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

Terrence H. McCoy

On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, Terrence H. McCoy, husband of the late Joyce E. McCoy, passed away at the age of 85 at his home with family by his side.

He was born in Reading, PA  to the late  Daniel H. McCoy and Deborah (Hartline) McCoy. Terry was a 1954 graduate of Mt. Penn High School and was married to the love of his life, Joyce, for 63 years and they raised four children together.

Terry was a co-owner of Eagle Maintenance with his loving wife, for many successful years. He was a Past Master of Union Lodge #479 F & AM in 1986 and a member of the Reading Consistory and Past President of the Birdsboro Lions Club.

Terry was predeceased by his sister,  Sylvia Leinbach and brother,  Richard McCoy. He is survived by his four children, Jeff McCoy Sr,  (Morgantown, PA) , Karen McCoy, (Gallatin, TN), Bryan (Julie) McCoy, Jamestown, NY, and Kim (Scott) Verrinder, Birdsboro, PA, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and brother, Eugene McCoy, Englewood, FL.  

Private burial will be held at Forest Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to The Masonic Lodge #479, Washington St and W 2nd Ave, Birdsboro, PA 19508 or Wounded Warrior Project  www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate 

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