Nancy Louise (Reasner) Buchanan

Nancy Louise (Reasner) Buchanan, 83 of Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA, found her peace on Monday, July 19, 2021, at Reading Hospital, West Reading, PA.

Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who always put everyone before herself.

Born September 9, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Grover C. Reasner and Viola E. (Regenfuse) Reasner. She was the wife of Donald Lee Buchanan.

Surviving along with her husband are sons, Donald L. Buchanan, Jr. of Union Twp., PA, Keith (Buck) Buchanan of Exeter Twp., PA, Ronald A. Buchanan of Robeson Twp., PA, Joseph M. Buchanan of Birdsboro, PA and Todd R. Buchanan of Shillington, PA, daughter, Sherry L. Shirey of Robeson Twp., PA, brothers, Jack C. Reasner of Reading, PA and Wilford J. Reasner of Reading, PA, sisters, Patricia Pestch A. of Reading, PA and June V. Dolan of Reading, PA; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.

Services will be held private at the convenience of the family.

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

Nancy was a loyal donor to St Jude Children’s Hospital. In leu of flowers please consider a donation to St Jude.

Deno “Butch” J. Spudeno

Deno “Butch” J. Spudeno, 66, of Douglassville, Amity Twp., PA passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at UPMC Pinnacle Hospital in Harrisburg, PA. Born in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Frank and Marion P. (Moore) Spudeno. He was the loving husband of Cynthia L. (Reigel) Spudeno.

Butch worked for Stanley G. Flagg’s in Stowe, PA for many years. He also worked in many different departments for Merritt’s Antiques in Douglassville, PA. He enjoyed woodworking, being with family and driving his Allis Chalmers B Tractor. He was a member of Grace Assembly of God in Spring City, PA.

Surviving Butch, along with his wife, Cynthia are: 1 son: Joshua Spudeno, husband of Crystal; 1 daughter: Amanda Snyder, wife of Mitchell; 1 brother: Frank Spudeno; 6 sisters: Nina Mason, Marie Kent, Shirley Hannah, Alberta Depaola, Mamie Kirsch, and Joanne Spudeno; and 5 grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother: Donald Wittenbreder

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00am at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 10:15am-11:00am at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Amityville, PA.

The family request, business casual attire.

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

Elsie (Schweitzer) Geiger

Elsie (Schweitzer) Geiger, 103 formerly of Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA, died on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook, PA.

Born November 6, 1917 in Robeson Twp., PA, she was the daughter of the late Job and Sallie (Thomas) Schweitzer. She was the wife of the late John L. Geiger, died Oct. 22, 1980.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Geigertown, PA.

She had been employed by Twin Valley School District for 20 years as a cafeteria worker and retired in 1980.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Tel Hai Meadows Care Unit for the loving care of Elsie throughout her many years at Tel Hai

Surviving are daughter, Judy E. wife of William D. Davidheiser of Birdsboro, PA; Grandchild – Todd husband of Alicia Geiger, Sinking Spring, PA, Great Grand Child – Evan Geiger, Sinking Spring, PA and a step sister – Jacqueline Calvaresi of Reading, PA.

She was predeceased by 1 son, Eugene L. Geiger, 5 brothers, Walter, Wayne, Norman, Eugene and Lester, Sr., 9 sisters, Katie Zeimer-Remp, Mamie Everhart, Dora Freese, Sallie Burkhart-Cunnius, Mabel Zimmerman, Margaret Bauder, Rhea Strouse, Gertrude Cooper and Bertha Kachel.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA with the funeral service at 11:00 AM.

Interment will be in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Cemetery, Geigertown, PA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, PO Box 6 Geigertown, PA 19523.

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

Steven Edwin Dziuban

Steven Edwin Dziuban, 70 of Reading, Pennsylvania died on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.

Born February 27, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Edwin S. Dziuban and the late Henrietta A. (Wojtyniak) Dziuban.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church.

Surviving are brother, Jeffery Dziuban of Salem, WI, sisters, Marianne R. Dziuban of Reading, PA and Terese Payne of Salem, WI.

He was predeceased by a brother Kurt Dziuban.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Immaculate Conception BVM RC Church, 905 Chestnut Street, Douglassville, Pennsylvania. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Tunnel to Towers Foundation,2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306.

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

Judith E. (Houghton) Yates

Judith E. (Houghton) Yates, 61, of Exeter Twp., Birdsboro, PA passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. Born in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Robert H. Houghton and the late Ingaborg R. (Schmitt) Dean. She was the wife of Fredrick C. Yates.

Judith was a member of the Lady’s Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 626 in Birdsboro, PA where she volunteered often. She loved planting flowers, and gardening.

Surviving Judith, along with her husband Fred, are: 3 sons: Jamie Fields, William Fields, and Billy Fields; 1 daughter: Heather Haren; 2 brothers:  Robert Houghton and William Houghton; and 12 grandchildren.

She was predeceased by 1 brother: Richard Houghton.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lady’s Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 626, 445 E. Main St. Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Anna Marie Hatch Belford

Anna Marie Hatch Belford, known as “Sue” by family and friends, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Moses Cone Hospital.

Sue’s ashes will be interred at the Birdsboro Cemetery on July 17th 2021 at 10:30 AM. There will be a graveside service and all are welcome.

A native of Marlborough, Massachusetts, Sue was born on September 4, 1951 the daughter of the late Harold and Anna Maglione Hatch. On September 5, 1970 she married Timothy James Belford and together they shared 49 years. Over those years they lived in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Sue loved to travel especially to Myrtle Beach. Times spent with family, friends, and grandkids was her treasure on earth. Sue ran a successful pet-sitting business in Douglasville Pa making friends with both pets and their owners. In Summerfield, she was a member of Liberty Wesleyan Church and the Wesleyan Women’s group. In addition to her parents, a son, Matthew Belford, preceded her in death.

Surviving are her husband, Tim Belford; a sister Frances O’Loughlin, brothers Harold Hatch and Arvo Manninen; Tricia Durham her husband, Alan and their daughters Jordan and Alison; loving nieces and nephews and friends in every state where she lived previously, and her loving pets.

Sue was fortunate enough to be a two-time kidney recipient. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, so that others may be as fortunate.

John Stanley Wawrzonek

John Stanley Wawrzonek, 94, of Robeson Twp., Berks Co., PA, died on Friday, July 2, 2021, at home in the care of his family.

Born November 28, 1926 in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Michael Wawrzonek, Sr. and the late Dorothy (Pudlo) Wawrzonek. He was the loving husband of the late Bertha V. “Peggy” (Weidner) Wawrzonek.

He retired from Occidental Chemical in 1989. Previously employed by Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. and Orr & Sembower.

He served as a Fireman 1st Class in the Navy from 1944 until 1946 aboard the USS Bray Destroyer Escort. He was a Veteran of World War II.

John was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles in his later years, and keeping up with extended family and friends via Facebook, or as he called it “the Book.” Everyone will surely miss his witty comments on their posts.

He was a member of St. Stephen’s PNC Church.

Surviving are son, Ricky A. husband of Terry Wawrzonek of Flying Hills, PA; daughters, Cheryl A. wife of Darryl Weinhold of Reading, PA; and JoAnn M. wife of Gregory Sullivan of Robeson Twp., PA; 7 Grandchildren, Jennifer wife of Andrew Sachetti of Wayland, MA; Jeremy husband of Montse Wawrzonek of Mohnton, PA; Julia wife of Dennis Bierkamp of Hamburg, PA; Jason husband of Samantha Wawrzonek of Boyertown, PA; Dana wife of Michael Ashe of Douglassville, PA; Alison fiancée of Tyler Swoyer of Shillington, PA; and Kathryn Sabulsky of Somerset, NJ; 10 Great-Grandchildren, Elena and Ryan Sachetti of Wayland, MA; Alekzander and Isabella Wawrzonek of Mohnton, PA; Dennis, Jackson and Rose Bierkamp of Hamburg, PA; Bennett and Nolan Wawrzonek of Boyertown, PA; and Colin Ashe of Douglassville, PA; 6 Step-Grandchildren, Shawn Styer, husband of Linda; Dustin Styer, husband of Bethany; Brandon Sullivan; Ryan Sullivan, husband of Jaimie; Cameron Sullivan, companion of Megan Canady; and Taylor Sullivan, fiancée of Kyler Giem; and 3 Step-Great Grandchildren, Anna and Laura Styer, and Makenzie Sullivan.

He was predeceased by brothers, George Wawrzonek, Walter Wawrzonek and Michael Wawrzonek, Jr., and sisters, Mary Waldman, Josephine Gancar and Anne Soltis.

A Mass will be at 1:30 PM on Monday, July 12, 2021 at St. Stephen’s PNC Church, 20 St. Stephen’s Lane, Reading, PA 19607 with the Very Rev. Donald E. Wunderlich officiating. Interment will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 11, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, and Monday, July 12, 2021 from 12 Noon to 12:30 PM, at the Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Stephen’s PNC Church Building Fund, 20 St. Stephen’s Lane, Reading, PA 19607.

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

Elsie Marie (Grubb) Evans

Elsie Marie (Grubb) Evans, 92 of Cumru Twp., Berks Co., PA, died on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Reading Hospital in West Reading, PA.

Born July 4, 1928 in Elverson, PA, she was the daughter of the late Earl Grubb and the late Ruth (Bixler) Grubb. She was the widow of Samuel Sylvester Evans.

She was a very active member of Robeson Lutheran Church, Plowville, PA
Elsie was a member of the Rebekah’s Morgantown. Elsie loved crafting, sewing, the Phillies and spending time with her family.

Surviving are sons, James husband of Joan (Haga) Evans of Myrtle Beach, SC and Thomas husband of Marilyn (White) Evans of Elverson, PA, daughter, Susan wife of Dr. Clifford Lynd of York, PA; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Robeson Lutheran Church, 3520 Plow Road, Mohnton, PA 19540. Masks and social distancing required during service.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Robeson Lutheran Church at the address listed above.

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

Robert Michael Murray

Robert Michael Murray, 60 of Douglassville, Pennsylvania died on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

Born December 25, 1960 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Charles Murray and the late Mary (Moyer) Murray. He was the husband of Carrie Lee (Downer) Murray.

He was employed by Yaculak Construction, last working Aug. 2020.

Robert enjoyed fishing, hunting and football. He was a member of the Boyertown Rod & Gun Club.

Surviving along with his wife are sons, Harold Murray and Kyle Murray , brothers, Timothy Murray and David Murray, sister, Diana Murray, Grandchildren, Gabriella Murray and Grayson Murray.

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

Zaza B. (Berry) Rice

Zaza B. (Berry) Rice, 96, formerly of Amity Twp., PA passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Green Hills Manor. Born in Altavista, VA, she was the daughter of the late Robert S. and Muriel (Anderson) Berry. She was the widow of Calvin W. Rice, Sr who passed away in 1989.

Zaza graduated from Kutztown State College in fine arts. She spent most of her life as an Artist in watercolor, oil painting, and drawing. She was a member of the Wyomissing Art Institute. She was a member of West Gant Baptist Church in Greenville, SC.

Surviving Zaza are: 2 sons: Vincent T. Rice, husband of Kathleen of Naples, FL, Calvin W. Rice, Jr., husband of Linda of Douglassville, PA; 1 daughter: Gwendolyn M. Swisher, wife of Russell of Oley, PA; 1 brother: Jules V. Berry of Shelby, NC; 8 grandchildren: Rebecca, Diana, Hilary, Max, Sally, Tom, Elizabeth, and Jennifer; and 13 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by 2 brothers: Bob and Carl Berry and 1 sister: Irene Redden.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Yocum Institute, 3000 Penn Ave., West Lawn, PA 19609 OR National Multiple Sclerosis Society

30 South 17th Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19103