Shirley Mae (Mitchell) Schweitzer

October 4, 1935 ~ April 11, 2021 (age 85)


Shirley Mae (Mitchell) Schweitzer, 85, formerly of Reading, died April 11, 2021 in ManorCare Health Services, Spring Township.

Born October 4, 1935, in Reading, PA, she was a daughter of the late William A., and Mary E. (Fizz) Mitchell.

She was a 1953 graduate of Reading High School.

Shirley was the proud mother four children: Scott P., husband of Kimberly L. (Bzeleski) Dautrich; Brian W., husband of Connie S. (Weaver) Dautrich; Kevin W. Schweitzer (1965-2005); and Christopher A. Schweitzer.

She is also survived by four grandchildren: Alison R., wife of Ryan Johnson; Nicholas C. Dautrich; Rachael C., wife of Zachary Sammartino; and Jeremy T. Dautrich; and one great grandson, River S. Johnson.

Shirley was predeceased by her four older siblings: Ralph R. Mitchell; Ethel I. Potzinger; Thelma A. Miller-Beidler; and Melvin R. Mitchell.

She was also predeceased by two former husbands: Kenneth P. Dautrich and William Schweitzer.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, April 14th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale.

Burial will be in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Humane Society of Berks County, 

1801 North 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604.

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April 14, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.
3300 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, PA 19605

* Graveside Service

Charles Evans Cemetery
1119 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601

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