Theo C. Auman Inc.

247 Penn Street, Reading, PA


Josephine Texanna Garman

28 January , 192031 August , 2019

Josephine Texanna Garman 99, formerly of Reading, passed away Saturday August 31, 2019 in Berks Heim where she resided for 7 years, with her family by her side. Her husband Carl L Garman passed away in 1992. She was born in Reading on January 28, 1920 a daughter of the late Joseph and Martha (Austin) Bryza. Josephine was employed by Boscov's first department Store on 9th Street and then Boscov's North as a clerk in the stationary department for @ 30 years retiring in 1986. Surviving is her daughter Ruth L Bossler widow of William Bossler, Sr of Leesport, several half sisters and brothers, and 4 grandchildren; Gary Bossler, Jeffrey Bossler, Wiliam Bossler Jr., Lisa and her husband Miguel Saez, 12 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren. A special Thank You to Berks Heim staff of B-1 for the great care given to my mother, Josie! Services will be Friday September 6, 2019 at 12 noon in Theo C Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St., Reading. Burial to follow in Berks County Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be Friday 11-12 noon. www.theocauman.com


  • Carl L Garman, Husband (deceased)
  • Joseph Bryza, Father (deceased)
  • Marrtha Garman, Mother (deceased)
  • Ruth L Bossler, Daughter
  • Gary Bossler, Grandson
  • Jeffrey Bossler, Grandson
  • William Bossler Jr, Grandson
  • Lisa Saez, Granddaughter
  • Several half sisters and brothers, 12 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren.



  • Visitation Friday, 6 September , 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, 6 September , 2019


  • Burial


Josephine Texanna Garman

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Sherry Fellin

5 September 2019

I worked with Josie @ Boscov’s in the 80’s always very pleasant. So very sorry for loss. Sherry Fellin

Sue Bell

4 September 2019

Dear Aunt Josie will be missed. But, "I have hope toward God...That there is going to be a resurrection!""For the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will...Come out...To LIFE!"(Acts 24:15; John 5) We can give her a hug in Paradise. And find comfort now in each other, and the Loving Words of God."Grief and sighing will flee away. Unending joy will be theirs" ~2 Cor 1;Isa 35; 40; 61;65;Rev 21