Gerald Edward Reazor

Gerald Edward Reazor, 90 of Exeter Twp., Berks Co., PA died on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, PA.

Born February 14, 1930 in Pottstown, PA, he was the son of the late Lester and Louise (Schaffer) Reazor. He was the husband of Judith A. (Henderson) Reazor.

Gerald retired from Q Machine of Stowe, PA.

He was an Amy Veteran of Korea Conflict.

Gerald enjoyed trains, puzzles and model airplanes and he was a handyman, he was always fixing something.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and the Baumstown Seniors.

Surviving along with his wife are sons, Michael Reazor of Williamstown, NJ and Darrin husband of Nancy Reazor of Glenside, PA, daughters, Michelle Gerhart at home and Denise wife of Michael Kravatz of, Bowling Green, Kentucky

 brother, David Reazor of Massachusetts; 7 grandchildren, Jameson Carroll, Trista Carroll, Christine Kravatz, Westley Stiffler, Erik Jervis, Jackson Reazor and Harrison Reazor; 10 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by brothers, William, Richard, Lester, John, Joseph and Thomas and  sister, Barbara Reinford.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 905 Chestnut Street, Douglassville (Union Twp.), PA with a Mass of Christian burial to follow at 10:00 AM.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Animal Rescue League, 58 Kennel Rd. Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Mary Ellen (Care) Adams

Mary Ellen (Care) Adams, 75 of Union Twp., Berks Co., PA died on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Penn State Health-St. Joseph in Bern Twp., Berks Co., PA.

Born February 26, 1945 in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence A. Care and the late Catherine R. (Hoyer) Care. She was the widow of Richard Stanley Adams.

She retired from Valley Forge Flag.

Mary was a member of Holy Trinity shuffleboard team and St. Gabes. She enjoyed bingo, camping, crocheting, cooking and spending quality time with family.

Surviving are son, Richard S. Adams, Jr., his fiancée Lori Tanhouser of Birdsboro, PA, daughter, Tina M. wife of Gene Garman, Jr. of Union Twp., Berks Co., PA; 8 grandchildren, Joshua, husband of Joanne, Trista, Brandon husband of Jennifer, Cody, Kyle, Kerik, Corey, and Connor; 7 great grandchildren, Caidance, Xavier, Gabrielle, Aubrey, Carlo, Anderson and Maci.

She was predeceased by sister, Joan E. Updegrove.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday, January 22, 2021, at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM.

Walter Kline, Jr.

Walter Kline, Jr., 86, of Douglassville, PA passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021at the Chester Co. Hospital. He was born in Temple, PA, the son of the late Walter Kline, Sr. and Jennie E. (Keller) Kline. He was the husband of Barbara M. (Mohn) Kline of Douglassville, PA.
Walter was a pipe fitter for AT&T for 33 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Alsace Fire Co., Kulptown Fire Co. since 1968, life member of Stonersville Fire Co. since 1955, and a member of Pikeville and Birdsboro Sportsmen’s Club for 35+ years. He was a life member of Ach’n Back Hunting Camp and a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Birdsboro, PA.
Surviving Walter, along with his wife, Barbara, are: 1 son: Michael W. Kline, husband of Bethany of Oley, PA; 1brother: Gary J. Kline of WI; and 1 sister: Shirley Kozlowski of Reading, PA; Aunt, Shirley Loy; 3 grandchildren: Ryan husband of Emily, Tyler, and Madison.
He was predeceased by 2 brothers: Franklin D. Kline and Guy L. Pellicciotti.
Graveside services will be on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Cemetery, Gibraltar, PA

Ellen Helena (Hine) Faust

Ellen Helena (Hine) Faust, 86 of Douglassville, Pennsylvania died on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at home.

Born December 10, 1934 in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Leroy Hine and the late Florence Gertrude (Glazer) Hine. She was the widow of Chester George Faust.

Ellen loved to crochet, search word puzzles and watch game shows.

She retired from the former Wagner Electric, Boyertown, PA.

Surviving are son, Chester L. widower of Virginia Faust of Union Twp., Berks Co., PA, daughter, Darlene Ellen wife of Leroy R. Heimbach at home, sisters, Alma Hine of Douglassville, PA and Louise Hine of Douglassville, PA, stepbrother, Wilson St. Clair of Pottstown, PA; 7 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

A Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. Interment will be in Birdsboro Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Dengler Funeral Home, 144 N. Spruce Street, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, with the funeral service at 11:00 AM.

Matthew Edward Luft

Matthew Edward Luft, 49 of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania died on Monday, January 11, 2021

Born September 21, 1971 in Reading, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Charles Edward Luft and Linda Louise (Freed) Luft with whom he resided.

He had been employed by Stanley Steamer and currently by Little Italy, Pottstown, PA.

Matthew loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, also known for his big generous heart. He would do anything for anyone, especially his family.

Surviving are daughter, Katy L. Luft of Birdsboro, PA, brothers, Christopher L. Luft of Muhlenberg Twp., PA and Andrew D. Luft of Pottsgrove Twp., PA, sister, Amy B. Freed of Townsend, DE; 1 grandchild, Ryleigh.
He was predeceased by brother, Jeremy S. Luft.
Memorial contributions may be sent to American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

John Marvin Buck

John Marvin Buck, 86 of Douglassville, PA died on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at home.

Born September 20, 1934 he was the son of the late Carl Buck and Victoria (Steiner) Buck.

He was the husband of Ellen J. (Stout) Buck.

He retired in 1996 from Superfresh.

John’s interest where golf, hunting and the Philadelphia Eagles.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Douglassville, PA

Surviving along with his wife are sons, David J. husband of Debra Buck of West Chester, PA and Gary A. husband of Teresa Buck of Douglassville, PA, daughter, Laurie E. wife of David Johns of Sagamore, PA, brother, James D. husband of Sandra Buck of Berwick, PA, sister, Sharon widow of Larry Ridall of Wyomissing, PA; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by brother, Carl Z. Buck.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Bernice A. (Coffey) Hampton

Bernice A. (Coffey) Hampton, 95, of Birdsboro, PA went to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, January 7, 2021 in the care of the loving staff at Amity Place Senior Living, Douglassville. She was born in Hart Co., Kentucky. Bernice was the widow of George T. Hampton JR and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving are: Beverly (Dennis) Killian, George Ronald (Deloris) Hampton, Bonnie (Patrick) Cuccaro and 7 grandchildren,12 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild. Services will be private at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Margaret B. (Painter) Johnson

Margaret B. (Painter) Johnson, 94, formerly of Emmaus, PA passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021at the Whitehall Manor in Whitehall, PA. She was born in Birdsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Harry Melvin and Emma (Myers) Painter. She was the widow of Paul Johnson.

Margaret was a member of the former Alice Focht Church in Birdsboro, PA. She enjoyed playing cards and taking care of animals.

Surviving Margaret are: 1 son: William Harry Johnson, 1 daughter-in-law: Judy Johnson; 2 grandchildren: Ronald Johnson, Katrina Harman; 8 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

She was predeceased by 2 sons: Terry and Ronald Johnson; brother: Harry Paul Painter; and sister: Elizabeth Peifer.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday evening, January 13, 2021 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508. Burial will be on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:00AM at Birdsboro Cemetery, 1018 E. Main St. Birdsboro, PA 19508.

Linda L. (Bush) Petrillo

Linda L. (Bush) Petrillo, 75, of Union Twp., Berks Co., PA passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021at the Mifflin Center in Shillington, PA. She was born in Douglassville, PA, the daughter of the late Vernon D. and Carrie (Templin) Bush. She was the widow of Teddy Nick Petrillo who passed on 7/20/2012.

Linda was employed and retired as a Weigh Master for Dyer Quarry in Birdsboro, PA. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Douglassville, PA. Linda enjoyed going to the mountains, bowling, watching NASCAR, and spending time with her grandson.

Surviving Linda are: 1 daughter: Melissa A. Petrillo-Shirey, wife of Timothy of Douglassville, PA; 1 son: Jason T. Petrillo, husband of Randi of Ennis, MT; 1 sister: Barbara Kulp of Monocacy, PA and her grandson: Nicholas Austin Lee Shirey.

There will be a viewing only, on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at the Dengler Funeral Home, Inc. 144 N. Spruce St. Birdsboro, PA 19508 from 9:00am-10:30am. There will not be a service following the viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dementia Society online at dementiasociety.org/donate.

Ralph Samuel Freed, III

Ralph Samuel Freed, III, 65, of Birdsboro, PA passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021at the Reading Hospital. He was the son of Grace A. (Faust) Freed of Birdsboro, PA and the late Ralph S. Freed, Jr.
Ralph worked as a painter for Uhrig’s Professional Painting. He was a member of the Reading Motorcycle Club, Kulptown Fire Co., Birdsboro Fire Co., Birdsboro Legion Post 626, Birdsboro VFW Post 411, and the Birdsboro Sportsmen’s Club.
To his close friends, he was always a jewel and would help them in any way and would also like to torment them. He will always be loved and remembered, and no one can replace him.
Surviving Ralph, along with his mother, Grace is: fiancée: Joy A. Graham; Katrina his Dog & constant companion; several nieces and nephews and 1 sister.
A celebration of Life Service will be scheduled at a later time.