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Maria A. (Perez) Simons, 64, of Hamburg, passed away on Thursday evening, February 21, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born May 26, 1954 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, she was the daughter of Melida Luzon and Juan Eve, Santo Domingo.
Maria spent her life serving others. She was a trained dentist and cosmetologist in Santo Domingo. She also spent many years volunteering including for the Berks Community Health Center. In 2017 she received the Board Excellence and Service Award for her countless hours of caring for and serving others. She was very active with the Western Berks Relay for Life as well as the health center’s annual Community Days.
Maria attended Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church, East Greenville and received her degree in Dentistry from the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo. She loved cooking, dancing, camping, fishing, planting and doing handywork. Most of all, Maria loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Maria is survived by her two children, Fabiola J. Rogers, companion of Carlos F. Araujo, Hamburg and John M. Rogers, husband of Mackeisha N. Rogers, Philadelphia. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Johnice, Carissa, Melina and Miriel, her 4 brothers and sisters and her dear friends, the Gonzalez family, the Hughes family, the Snyder family, the Araujo family and the Henny family.
Funeral services for Maria will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation services, PC, 14390 Kutztown Rd, Fleetwood. A viewing will be held Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, Fleetwood, is honored to be caring for Maria and her family. Online condolences may be offered at WalbertFuneralHome.com.