Veterans Memorial Wall

Veterans Memorial Wall

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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

Past Services

Colonel Charles Smith, Jr., USAF,RET

February 19, 1933 - - April 21, 2017

Colonel Charles J. Smith, Jr., USAF, Retired Colonel Charles J. Smith, Jr., 84, of Wyomissing, PA, died April 21, 2017, in the Reading Hospital. Colonel Smith was born on February 19, 1933, in Moore County, Glendon, North Carolina. The son of Charles J. and Mary Ethel Phillips Smith, Raleigh, N.C. In 1944 his parents moved to Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended Garner High S ...

Donald Kimberling

December 14, 1936 - - April 16, 2017

Donald D. Kimberling, 80, of Wernersville, died April 16, 2017, in the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Anne (Freeburn) Kimberling. They were married in New Cumberland on July 4, 1959. Born in St. Louis, MO, he was a son of the late Luther A. and Olivet N. (Diven) Kimberling. Donald was a graduate of Governor Mifflin High School in 1954 and Temple University in 1 ...

Gabriel Nore

February 07, 1934 - - April 04, 2017

Gabriel M. “Gibby” Nore, 83, of Cumru Township, died April 4, 2017, at the Reading Hospital. He was the loving and devoted husband of J. Louise (Armbruster) Nore. Born in Stowe, PA, he was a son of the late Andrew G. and Rosa M. (Canceliere) Nore. He was a 1952 graduate of Pottsgrove High School. Gibby was a US Army veteran stationed in Italy. He was employed by Firest ...

Russell Allen

December 25, 1924 - - March 27, 2017

Russell W. Allen, 92, of Spring Township, died Monday, March 27, 2017, in Reading Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Jessie M. (Selen) Allen. They were married 57 years. Born December 25, 1924, in Holcomb, NY, he was a son of the late Morton C. and Edna Kesby Allen. An Army veteran of World War II, Russell served in the 129th Infantry Regiment, 3 ...

Henry Dolinski

December 29, 1925 - - January 22, 2017

Henry S. Dolinski, 91 of Cumru Township, passed away peacefully Sunday January 22, 2017, in the Berks Heim Nursing Home where he had been a resident for three years. He was the loving husband of Dolores (Kazmierczak) Dolinski, to whom he was married for 68 years. Born in Reading, he was a son of Anthony and Theodora (Zychowicz) Dolinski. Henry was a graduate of Reading Sen ...

Charles Waid

February 09, 1927 - - January 18, 2017

Charles M. Waid, 89, passed away January 18, 2017, in his West Reading residence. He was the husband of Shirley E. Waid. They married on June 4, 1994. Born in Maidencreek, he was a son of the late Irvin R. and Esther E. (Mengle) Waid. Charles was employed by the Reading Railroad Company and Conrail for 47 years, retiring in 1991. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during WW ...

George Loughin

December 22, 1925 - - December 27, 2016

George O. Loughin, 91, formerly of Glen Moore, passed away December 27, 2016 in the Zerbe's Sister Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Marion (Lichty) Loughin who died January 30, 2016. Born in Downingtown, he was the son of the late George H. and Ola (Good) Loughin. George was a veteran of The United States Army Air Corp serving during World War II. He was employ ...

Edgar Lehr

September 04, 1928 - - December 06, 2016

Edgar Lehr, 88, of West Reading, passed away December 6, 2016, in Berks Heim. He was the husband of Doris (Baker) Lehr. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Francis Edgar and Irene (Walbreker) Lehr. He was a graduate of West Reading High School in 1946 and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. Edgar was a U.S. Marine veteran serving during WWII. ...

William Boyer

April 22, 1945 - - December 04, 2016

William C. Boyer, 71, of Bernville, passed away December 4, 2016, at Berkshire Center. Born in West Reading, he was a son of the late Martin and Dorothy (Bohn) Boyer. He was a 1963 graduate of Central Catholic High School. William was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Steamfitter’s Union #420, retiring in 2000. William was a member of ...

William Breidegam

July 26, 1942 - - November 25, 2016

William R. Breidegam, 74, passed away November 25, 2016 in Berks Heim after a long battle with extended illness. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ellen (Stevens) Breidegam with whom he shared a loving 37 years of marriage. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Mildred Breidegam. Bill was a graduate of Govenor Mifflin High School. He was a veteran of the United State ...

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