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S. Franklin Readler


April 20, 2010


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 family. 

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.  www.visneski.com

 


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