Gordon E. “Mick” Hummel, 86, formerly of Exeter Township, died peacefully on May 9, 2019.
He was the loving husband of Marlene A. (Malady) Hummel, who died August 7, 2014. They had been married 59 years.
Born, July 28, 1932, in Reading, he was a son of the late Raymond E. and Lettie L. (Seidel) Hummel.
Mick was a 1950 graduate of Reading High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Mick was employed as a bus driver with Barta Bus Service, Reading for 11 years. Subsequently, he was employed with M.J. Earl, Inc., Reading for 26 years, where he started as a delivery driver and retired as a “paperologist” in the stationery department.
A sport enthusiast, Mick also enjoyed listening to music and dancing, but more than anything, he loved spending time with family.
Surviving are his four children: Karen L., wife of Jeffrey S. Schenck of Muhlenberg Township; Lori J. Hummel of Reading, and her partner Matthew Seyfert; Cheryl A. Egbert, fiancée of Michael J. Merriam of Bernville; and Dale E., husband of Christine L. Hummel of Sinking Spring.
Other survivors include his 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
There are also two sisters-in-law surviving: Florence Hummel of West Lawn and Dorothy Hummel of Spring Township.
The youngest of eight children, Mick was preceded in death by all of his siblings: Earl W. Hummel, Grace L. Horn, Roy W. Hummel, Randall L. Hummel, Stanley A. Hummel, Gladys L. Boyer and Ralston E. Hummel.
Viewings will be held Friday, May 17th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 18th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Stitzel Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale.
Services will be held Saturday, May 18th at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Alsace Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 and/or Heartland Hospice, 2201 Ridgewood Road, #180, Wyomissing, PA 19610.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of Heartland Hospice for the excellent care they gave Mick over the past year.
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