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John R. Scalese Sr.

April 15, 1934 ~ September 24, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

John R. Scalese Sr. Obituary

John R. Scalese, Sr., 89, of Rockland Township, passed away on Sunday morning, September 24, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Born April 15, 1934 in Reading, he was the son of the late Ralph and Helen (Beam) Scalese. His wife, Nancy L. (Paine) Scalese, died on June 14, 2001.

John served his country honorably and faithfully as a member of the US Army.

John worked as a set up man on an engine lathe at Textile Industries, later Rockwell, for 37 years. He attended St. Paul's UCC, Fleetwood, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and checking out the girls.

John is survived by his companion of 21 years, Arlene N. (Miller) Smith, his son, John R. Scalese Jr., husband of Robin J. (Groff) Scalese, Mertztown, his granddaughter, Heather Stricker, wife of Ryan Stricker, Reading, his two great-grandsons, Mason and Colby, and by his sister, June Williams, Reading.

Along with his parents, and wife, Nancy, John was preceded in death by his siblings, Rayfield Scalese, Darlene Hale, Shirley Scalese, Franklin Reichert, Robert Reichert, and Marie-Ellena Moyer.

Funeral Services for John will be held on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 11:00 am at Walbert Funeral Home & Crematory, 14390 Kutztown Rd, Fleetwood.
Burial will follow in Berks County Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be held Monday from 10 to 11 am at the funeral home.

Contributions in John's memory can be made to the American Cancer Society at

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Viewing - Public
October 2, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Walbert Funeral Home & Crematory
14390 Kutztown Road
Fleetwood, PA 19522

Funeral Service
October 2, 2023

11:00 AM
Walbert Funeral Home & Crematory
14390 Kutztown Road
Fleetwood, PA 19522

Committal Service
October 2, 2023

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Berks County Memorial Gardens
201 Evansville Road
Maidencreek Township, PA 19522


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