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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. 

Colin Manwiller Reading


Colin “Bean” Manwiller, 65, of Muhlenberg Township, died April 12, 2024 at Tower Health – Reading Hospital, West Reading. Born February 11, 1959, in Reading, he was a son of the...

Richard Bittle Reading


Richard D. Bittle, 77, of Muhlenberg Township, died April 10, 2024 at Laurel Center, Tilden Township. He was the loving husband of Patricia (May) Bittle, with whom he shared 27 years of...

Shirley Torakeo


Shirley A. Torakeo, 92, died on April 4, 2024 while on hospice care.   She formerly lived at 610 E. Bellevue Avenue, Laureldale, she was the Army wife of David P. Torakeo (aka...

Charlene Reinert


Charlene Reinert, 56 of Laureldale passed away April 2, 2024 in the Reading Hospital with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of Sherman Reinert, to whom she was married for 23...

George York Summit Hill


George Albert York, 75 of Summit Hill, passed away March 29, 2024 in St. Luke’s Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Patricia Marie (Boyle) York, who passed away in 2022.  Born...

Elizabeth Pacella Spring Township


Elizabeth “Betty” (Valenti) Pacella, 91, a resident of Berks Heim, Bern Township, formerly of Penns Crossing, Sinking Spring, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2024. Elizabeth was a...

Juan Espinal


Con profunda tristeza despedimos a nuestro adorado Cacha, Juan José Espinal, quien nació el 30 de marzo de 1935 en Santiago, República Dominicana y falleció el 17 de...

David Leeds


David Sigurd Leeds, 75, died, March 16, 2024 in his Muhlenberg Township residence. He was the husband of Diane Marie (Weseman) Leeds, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born February 24,...

Grace Rigby


Grace Audrey (Turley) Rigby, 94, of Alsace Township, died March 15, 2024 at Tower Health – Reading Hospital.   She was the loving wife of William Ernest Rigby who died September 21,...

Robert Wolfgang


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert “Bob” Wolfgang on the morning of March 14, 2024. He was the loving husband of Gail (Harper) for 53 years. He was born...
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