Theo C. Auman Inc.

247 Penn Street, Reading, PA


Albert Candelaria

August 11, 1955June 8, 2019

Albert Candelaria 63, formerly of Reading, passed away Saturday June 8, 2019 in his Fayetteville, NC residence. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Coleen T (Matuszak) Candelaria. He was born in Puerto Rico on August 11, 1955 a son of Cecilio Candelaria and the late Lydia E (Perez) Candelaria. Al was a member of St Ann's RCC in Fayetteville and St John's De La Salle in Shillington. He was employed by General Battery/ Exide as a department leader for 36 years. Albert enjoyed fishing and watching movies. He was an avid Eagles and Sixers fan and loved spending time with his beloved "girls" (puppies). He was a member of Legions of Mary and a member of 4th Degree Sir Knight of Columbus council #11683 in N.C. and in PA. Also surviving are his children; Maria E Stepp, Daniel Acevedo, Miguel Candelaria, Shaun Acevedo, his sisters; Gloria Rosado, Eneida Natera, Miriam Ortiz, and 11 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday June 17, 2019 at 10am in St John's De La Salle, 42 Kerrick Rd., Reading PA 19607. Burial to follow in Gethsemane Cemetery. A viewing will be Monday 8-9:15am in Theo C Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St., Reading. www.theocauman.com


  • Coleen T Candelaria, Wife
  • Cecilio Candelaria, Father
  • Lydia E Candelaria, Mother
  • Maria E Stepp, Daughter
  • Daniel Acevedo, Son
  • Miguel Candelaria, Son
  • Shaun Acevedo, Son
  • Gloria Rosado, Sister
  • Eneida Natera, Sister
  • Miriam Ortiz, Sister
  • 11 grandchildren


  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 17, 2019
  • Burial Monday, June 17, 2019


Albert Candelaria

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Marita Gehret

June 16, 2019

Colleen, I am so sorry for your loss of Al. Al was a sweet soul and was kind to everyone he knew. We had many conversations in my office but my favorite was when we realized we grew up together and played together at the Lauer’s Park School. Boy did we laugh that day cause we started mentioning names of kids and just like that we became best buds at work. I will never forget his kindness. May your dear husband Rest In Peace. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Keep his memories close to your heart and he will always be with you. Love, Marita

Amber Marshall

June 16, 2019

Al was one of the sweetest, kindest, men I have known. He always greeted you with a big genuine smile and would do anything for you. This world has lost a good man. Heaven gained a beautiful soul. ❤

Suzanne Hoffa Conrad

June 12, 2019

Coleen, Al and I had several great conversations while he was the Head Custodian at the Citadel. I’ll never forget that he shared a beautiful photo with me. It was one of a shadow from the sun casting a cross on the building. I have often thought about such a wonderful soul he was. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. May thoughts and memories sustain you during this difficult time and May your sweet husband Rest In Peace.

Colleen Dura

June 10, 2019

Coleen, to you and your family, our heartfelt condolences- thinking and praying for you guys in this time of need - love you, Colleen, Frank, and Michelle ❤️🙏🏼❤️