Robert M. Hassinger

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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.

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