Blaine M. Berkley

January 28, 1944 - December 11, 2019
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Blaine M. Berkley, 75, of Spring Township, passed away December 11, 2019 at 10:10 AM in the ICU at the Reading Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Judith E. (Price) Berkley with whom he shared 59 years, celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary on November 28th. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Parlaman A. and Bessie M. (Bortz) Berkley. Blaine worked in banking for 43 years, starting at the former Bank of Pennsylvania and retiring from Fulton Bank in 2007. He graduated in 1961 from Reading High School and attended the former Kutztown State College. Blaine was a member of the former Shillington Rotary Club and served on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries. He loved his bank trips to NYC at Christmas time with his four favorite girls and family vacations to Disney World, Jamaica and the Outer Banks. A highlight of Blaine’s life was meeting and playing water volleyball with Magic Johnson in Maui, Hawaii. In addition to his wife Judith, he is survived by his daughters – Melissa Ann wife of Eric Steffy, Perkiomenville, Amy Elizabeth wife of John Martz, Sinking Spring, his grandchildren – Shane, Alexis, Brooke, Brett and his step-grandchildren – Jared, Jordan and Kaia. He was predeceased by a daughter – Michelle Lynn, who tragically passed away in 2006, and his sister – Betty Jane Berkley in 1998. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 16, 2019 from 3:00-4:00 followed by his Celebration of Life service beginning at 4:00 PM from Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Pastor Bruce Wagner will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Rather than flowers, please remember Blaine by making contributions to the Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th St., Reading, PA 19604. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, December 16, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Monday, December 16, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Pastor Bruce Wagner Officiating


 

Timeline for Blaine M. Berkley

Born: January 28, 1944
Died: December 11, 2019

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The staff of Klee Funeral Home.

 

Kenneth Sands posted on 12/17/19

My condolences to Judy and the girls. I am sure he will be missed.

 

Allyn Swavely (Class of "61") & Elaine Swavely posted on 12/16/19

In deepest sympathy for your lose. Blaine was a very special person and a welcome memory.

 

Keri Witwer posted on 12/13/19

Judy and Amy, I am so sorry to read of Blaine's passing. May our Lord console you during this very difficult time. God bless, Keri Kline-Witwer

 

Jessica Slish posted on 12/12/19

I worked with Blaine at Shurfine from like 2000-2008. He trained me in the office and was always such fun to be around. Deeply sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful man.

 

Brian Bones posted on 12/12/19

Rest and peace , now you are in a better place take care of else down here.

 

leah m martz posted on 12/12/19

comforting thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

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