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Obituary for John L. Readinger

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As our family mourns our patriarch, John Readinger, we celebrate the full life he's lived and the legacy that lives on in his passing. An avid gardener, hunter, fisherman, and tinkerer - John was full of stories. From driving the old-fashioned milk deliveries to working in the foundry, he was a man of many hats; even though you'd only ever see him in one. His beloved railroad hat and Dickies were his staple attire. John worked hard to provide a good life for his family, and loved making people feel special. He could make a friend anywhere he went. John was always eager and willing to help anyone in need.
John (Johnny) Readinger was born in Maidencreek Township, Berks County. Son of Earl and Carrie Readinger (Stufflet), predeceased. The morning of Friday, January 21, 2022, John was peacefully called home to his Savior surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Loretta M. (Leibensperger) Readinger. They were married on August 24, 1963 in St. Luke's Church, Shoemakersville; and celebrated fifty-eight years of marriage. Also surviving are son: Keith Readinger, husband of Allison; daughter: Lisa Michelcavage, wife of John Jr.; and daughter: Sharon Hafer, wife of Jeffery; grandchildren: Trisha Archeval, wife of Christopher; Kyle Hafer, fiance of Sarah Taylor; Faith Readinger; and Cheyenne Readinger; great-grandson: Brock Archeval; and sister: Norma Mummau, wife of Jay. John was predeceased by three siblings.
John always reminded us that it's never good-bye, only see you later. St. Jude's was close to John's heart and the family request donations be made in his honor in lieu of flowers.
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Services will be held on Wednesday at 12:00 noon from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., 65 S. 4th Street, Hamburg (off street parking in rear). Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, Perry Twp.
A viewing will be held in the funeral home Wednesday 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Those attending who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated are asked to please wear a mask.
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