Reading Obituaries

Reading Obituaries

Local obituary notices in Reading, PA

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  • Tuesday Jul 3 | via The Ephrata Review 

    Donald R. Rentschler, 89, music teacher, oboe master...

    He was the loving husband of B. Joyce Rentschler for 67 years. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Stephen and Dorothy Rentschler.

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  • Monday Jun 25 | via Philly.com 

    Pete D'Ambrosio, 98, refereed Wilt Chamberlain's rec...

    Pete D'Ambrosio, 98, of Yeadon, an NBA referee who was officiating when Wilt Chamberlain made history by scoring 100 points in a single game, died Monday, June 18, of dementia at Sunrise of Granite Run. Although he would go on to make his living as a Realtor in the Koenig Agency in Glenolden for 35 years, starting in the late 1960s, a passion for sports was a defining factor in his life.

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  • Jun 6, 2018 | via Lewistown Sentinel 

    Thomas B. Derr

    Born Dec. 31, 1929, in Reading, he was a son of the late William T. and Clara Burchard Derr. On May 30, 1952, he married Jane L. Ruppert, who survives.

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  • May 31, 2018 | via Northwest Herald 

    Smelter, Helen M.

    Helen M. Smelter Born: November 26, 1936; in Pittston, PA Died: May 28, 2018; in Mundelein, IL Helen M. Smelter, 81, of Mundelein, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018. She was born on November 26, 1936 in Pittston, PA the daughter of John & Helen Prekel Korick.

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  • May 29, 2018 | via FireHouse.com 

    PA Firefighter Dies after Wreck on Way to Work

    May 29--Veteran Reading firefighter Erik Hirner, 38, died late Sunday, two days after the motorcycle he was driving to work was hit by an SUV in Maidencreek Township. The three-vehicle crash, in which an SUV hit another SUV that then hit Hirner's motorcycle, occurred as he was on his way to his job at the Third and Court streets fire station.

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  • May 26, 2018 | via The Review 

    Betty Ogilvie Cooper, 82

    Betty Ogilvie Cooper, 82, of Lancaster, Pa., died Thursday, May 24, 2018 after a lengthy illness at the Willow Valley Retirement Community. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Louise Ferguson Ogilvie.

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