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Recent Local Obituaries


Obituaries act as quiet reminders of the finite nature of our lives. Yet, for those who have recently experienced the death of a family member or friend, an obituary means so much more. It is a bittersweet reminder of all we've lost, but it can also help us to remember all we enjoyed while they were alive. If you have recently lost someone you love, we hope that you will accept our condolences.

Below is a listing of all of our recent local obituaries and death notices. Both our current services and past services are available for friends and family to revisit and reflect on the memories of your loved one. Each of the local obituaries comes with an interactive online memorial. Within each memorial is the obituary/death notice of the deceased, a space to leave messages of condolence, a section to share photos and videos, a store to purchase funeral flowers and so much more.

Please browse below to find the obituary for your loved one and feel free to share with friends and family across your social media pages. We encourage all of our visitors to leave a message of condolence or share a memory within the memorial tribute site to help others with the remembrance process and show how the deceased positively impacted so many people during their lifetime. 

Donna Schmeck


   Donna Marie (Dite/Tyson) Schmeck, 74, of Reading, passed away February 5th 2023, at St. Francis Hospice Home. She was the beloved lifetime partner of the late Michael...

Richard Essick


Richard J. Essick, 97, of St. Peter’s Village, died February 5, 2023 at Pottstown Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Born September 11, 1925, in Pottstown Landing, he was a son of...

Eleanor Bigony


Eleanor Mae Bigony, 78, of Mohrsville went home to be with the love of her life Ronald Irvin Bigony, Sr. (2021) on February 4, 2023 at the Reading Hospital. Born September 21, 1944 in...

Nancy Mealey


Nancy Theresa Mealey, 69, of Kutztown passed away February 3, 2023 at Penn State Health St. Joseph.  She was the wife of the late Walter J. Mealey, who passed away in 1994. Born July 14,...

Thelma Manwiller


Thelma V. (Mutter) Manwiller, 100, died February 1, 2023 in her Boyertown residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Raymond D. Manwiller who died in 1999. Born March 9,...

William Bechtel


William (Bill) W. Bechtel, 95, of Citrus Ridge, FL, passed away January 30th, 2023. Bill was born to the late Augustine and Jeannette (Knies) Bechtel, Sr. and was raised in Lansford, PA. He moved...

Christopher Schaffer Lower Alsace Township


Christopher Charles Schaffer, 25, of Lower Alsace Township passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 29th, 2023.                       ...

Mary Noll


Mary Rose Noll, 99, of Laureldale passed away January 29, 2023. She was the wife of Elmer W. Noll, who passed in 1996. Born May 2, 1923 in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leo and...

Christopher Carbon


Christopher Cody Carbon, 38, was born March 2, 1984 and died January 27, 2023. He graduated from Muhlenberg High School and served in the US Air Force for 6.5 years. Cody last worked for BenCo...

George Heckman


George Kenneth Heckman, 87, died January 20, 2023, in his Hamburg residence. He was the loving husband of Nancy Louise (Berstler) Heckman, with whom he shared almost 69 years of marriage. Born...
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