|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1934|
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 2011|
John M. Body, Jr., 77, of Shillington passed away April 17, 2011, at 4:25 p.m. in Reading Hospital and Medical Center shortly after arrival.
He was the husband of Barbara A. (Faust) Body.
Born in Reading on Feb. 25, 1934, he was the son of the late John M. Body, Sr. and the late Mary (Ebbert) Body.
John was a 1951 graduate of Reading High School and attended the Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute.
John served in the U.S. Navy. Prior to his retirement in 1994, he was employed for a total of 37 years by AT&T as a supervisor and last worked as the administrator of the AT&T Pioneers. He worked after his retirement as the Green Grocer at Giant Food Store on Van Reed Road.
He was a member of Chandler Lodge #227 F&AM, Past President and current Board Member of Telephone Pioneers of America, Past President of Berks County Swimming Assn., Past President of PIAA Swimming Officials, Past President of Shillington Park and Pool and a member of Berks County Swimming Hall of Fame.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Julie A. (Body), wife of Rory S. Straub of Sinking Spring; two sons, John M. Body, III, partner of David E. Lazro of Northampton, MA; and Christopher A. Body, husband of Lisa (Fletcher) Body of Annapolis, MD; four grandchildren: Derek Straub, Taylor Straub, Reagan Body and Maerin Body; four sisters: Miriam (Body) Kline of Sinking Spring, Anna Mae (Body) Mann of Reading, Mary Jane (Body) Parsons of Spring Twp., and Joan (Body) Calvaresi of Shillington; and one brother, Solon Body of Shillington.
He was predeceased by a sister, Lucille Landis.
Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Bean Funeral Home, 129 East Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Pastor Lynn B. Breedy, a niece to Mr. Body, will officiate. Friends will be received Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Shillington.
Published in Reading Eagle on April 19, 2011
John M Body (1897 - 1967)
Mary Ebbert Body (1900 - 1985)
Created by: Alfred Greenawalt
Record added: Apr 18, 2011
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Added: Apr. 18, 2011