S. Franklin Readler,
88, of 78 Bennett Road, Bloomsburg, PA went home to be with his Lord on
Monday, April 19 at the home of his daughter, Evelyn, in Ulster, PA. He
was born November 6, 1921 in Bristol, PA, the son of the late Sidney and
Florence Yeager Readler.
Franklin graduated from
Bristol High School in 1939. He worked on the family farm raising chickens
and produce. He met his wife of 61 years, Julia Burchard on the “egg route”
and they married July 2, 1943 in Germantown, PA. She preceded him in death
on September 1, 2004.
During World War II he
was employed at Rohm and Haas defense plant in Bristol, PA as well as
serving as an Air Raid Warden. The couple moved to the Millville area in
1946 where Franklin was engaged in dairy farming for much of his life. He
later was employed by PPL as a lineman and material handler until his
retirement in 1984.
Franklin attended First
Baptist Church, Danville, PA and was a member of the Millville Valley Grange
for over 50 years. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, wood working, and
He is survived by one
son, John T. Readler and his wife Jackie of Camden, Arkansas and two
daughters; Evelyn J. Stowell and her husband, Russell of Ulster, PA and
Carolyn J. Fisher and her husband, Seth of Mountaintop, PA. He is also
survived by three grandchildren: Allie Olsen, Stephen Stowell and Amanda
King and her husband, Eddie and four great-grandchildren: Caleb and Rylie
Olsen and Hunter and Addie King.
Relatives and friends
are invited to attend funeral services to be held Thursday, April 22, 2010
in the First Baptist Church Springer Chapel (lower level entrance) 20
Brookside Drive Danville PA at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Dr. Harry H.
Wonderland officiating assisted by the Reverend Dawes Dawson. Interment
will follow in the Jerseytown Cemetery, Jerseytown, PA. Friends will be
received Wednesday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Visneski Funeral
Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA and from 10:00 AM until 11:00
AM in Springer Chapel First Baptist Church Danville PA. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the
First Baptist Church, Danville, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of
Visneski Funeral Home, Inc.