Robert M. Hassinger
Robert M. Hassinger, born Sept. 28, 1924, in Sunbury, Pa., passed away peacefully in Houston, Texas, April 2, 2013. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Milo and Rahba, and brother Harold.
Bob was the owner of the Hassinger Funeral Home in Ambler, Pa., for over 2T years. Educated in Harrisburg, Pa., he graduated from Gettysburg College in 1948, received his masters from Boston College and continued his education at Eckels Mortuary School, graduating in 1953.
He was a proud World War II veteran serving his country in the kavy as a pharmacist’s mate in the South PaFLfiF. BRE DIfiOLDWHG ZLWK WKH Masonic Lodge in 194S and was a member of the wembo Shrine of Harrisburg, Pa.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty; daughter Sally and husband Larry; daughter Cindy and husband David; and two grandchildren, Colin & Caitlin all of Houston, Texas. chael) Mann, Corene (Louis) Rossi, John (Kristen) Rossi, Caryl (James) Hanna; and eight great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Jack Melinchock.
Funeral services were held April 1, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Church in Chester Springs and interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn.
Life Celebration service by Ralston & Bredickas of Downingtown.To share your fondest memory of Ann Melinchock please visit www.lifecelebration.com 1-800-GIVkISH. 15, 2013. She was 10T. Kathryn was born Kathryn Grace Reimert on Feb. 24, 190S, in vochow City (now called vueyang) in Hunan Province, China. She was the third of four children born to educator and missionary William A. Reimert and his wife Mary A. (Snyder) Reimert, both formerly of Lynn Township. The Rev. Reimert was killed by bandit soldiers in 1920 at Huping Christian College while trying to protect women and children who had taken refuge there. After the Rev. Reimert’s death, his wife and children returned to the United States and settled in Allentown.
Kathryn graduated from Ursinus College in 192T with a degree in classical languages. She taught at korthampton Junior High School for a year before marrying John A. King, a World War I veteran and professor of engineering whom she had met on a blind date. They settled in Lawrence, Kansas, where John taught at the University of Kansas and their daughters, Mary and Ruth were born. The King family moved to Syracuse, k.v., in 1941, where John taught at Syracuse University and their daughters grew to adulthood, attended Syracuse University, and married. After John retired in 19S2, he and Kathryn settled in the small town of Boerne, Texas, outside of San Antonio. John passed away in 19T4, and in 19T8, Kathryn moved to Jenkintown to share a home with her sister, Marguerite, the widow of Albert C. Hellwig. Marguerite later married Raymond T. Pearson Sr.
In 1983, Kathryn moved to the Rydal Park retirement community, where VKH HnMRyHG D OLIH fiOOHG with friends. As her health declined in recent years she received attentive, supportive care from the Rydal Park staff.
Kathryn was a long-time member of P.E.O. and participated in many volunteer activities. She was an avid reader and bridge player, but her greatest joy was the companionship of family and friends, many of whom knew her as “Katie”. She is remembered for her great faith and humility, her patient resilience, and her gentle warmth. Positive and loving, and always ready to share a smile and a laugh, she was the sort of person who lifted the spirits of those around her.
Besides her husband, Kathryn was preceded in death by her daughters, Mary K. (Charles) Werberig of Pittsford, k.v., and Ruth K. Richardson of South Pasadena, Calif.; by her brother, William D. (Virginia) Reimert of Macungie, president and executive editor of the Call-Chronicle newspapers; by her brother, Samuel A. (Alda) Reimert of Huntingdon; and by her sister, Marguerite Hellwig Pearson of Rydal. Kathryn is survived by her beloved nephews, David A. Hellwig of kew Hope and Phillip W. Hellwig of Erwinna; and by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in the Auditorium of Rydal Park, 1515 The Fairway, Jenkintown. Friends were received from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery will be private.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Abington Presbyterian Church, 1082 Old vork Road, Abington, PA 19001, where Kathryn was a long-time member.
Arrangements were by Baron Rowland Funeral Home. www.baronrowlandfh.com.
Henry was educated in the Wissahickon School District and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Penllyn. He was employed with American Olean Tile for over 30 years and recently with KFC for 15 years. Henry joined the korristown Musicians Union at the age of 1S and enjoyed playing the upright bass, drums, bongos and congo drums. He also played in his father’s band for many years.
Henry leaves to cherish his memory his sisters, Shirley Harvey of korth Wales, and Tonya Jenkins (Walter) of Lansdale; a brother, Kenneth Carter of Penllyn; two nieces; four nephews; WZR JUHDW-nLHFHV; fiYH JUHDWnephews; and a host of cousins. He was predeceased by three aunts, two uncles and one brother-in-law.
Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service on Monday, April 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Home, 951 E. Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002. A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private.
Condolences may be made at www.ciavarellifuneralhomes.com.