Theo C. Auman Inc.

247 Penn Street, Reading, PA


Calvin Bernard Summers Jr.

February 14, 1925June 30, 2019

Calvin Bernard Summers, Jr., 94, of Reading and Philadelphia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 30, 2019 in Penn Medicine University of PA. The love of his life , Imogene J (Prentice) Summers passed away September 29, 2007. He was born in Westminster, MD., on February 14, 1925 a son of the late Calvin Sr., and Mary L. (Dorsey) Summers. He was employed by the City of Philadelphia as a water treatment operator. Calvin proudly served his country in the Army as a Private from July 6, 1943 - February 10, 1946 and is alleged to be the last African American to have served during WWII. He was always present at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum WWII weekends and he often spoke at venues about his life experiences serving his country in many cities, educational institutions, and congregations. Calvin enjoyed time on face book, computer games and taking pictures. He was a very humble man who loved spending time with his family and was dedicated to the Red, White, and Blue. Surviving is his 4 grandchildren; Stephen Hill and his companion Learer, Cynthia Hill-Wilson and her husband Derrick Wilson, Twins, Joseph Hill and James Hill, numerous great grandchildren, numerous great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close family friends. Calvin was predeceased by his daughter, Nadine Lee Hayes May 5, 2009. Home Going Service will be Wednesday July 10, 2019 at 1pm in Theo C Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St., Reading. Burial to follow with military honors at Berks County Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be Wednesday 12-1pm in the funeral home. www.theocauman.com


  • Imogene J Summers, Wife
  • Mary L Summers, Mother
  • Calvin Summers Sr, Father
  • Nadine Lee Hayes, Daughter
  • Francis Summers, Brother
  • Stepen Hill, Grandson
  • Cynthia Hill-Wilson, Granddaughter
  • Joseph Hill, Grandson
  • James Hill, Grandson
  • Many great grandchildren, many great great grandchildren, great great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close family friends.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Homegoing Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, July 10, 2019


Calvin Bernard Summers Jr.

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Cecelia Quattlebaum-Souders

July 7, 2019

I met Pop Pop as Calvin was affectionately called with his loving wife back in the 90s. Every time I had the pleasure of being in his company he was always a loving, caring, gentle, soft spoken man with a smile on his face and eager to share interesting memories of his varied life experiences. Knowing Pop Pop has enriched my life. I wish I had more time in his presence on earth but I take solace in the fact that my daughter Ciara is one of his loving great grands and we will meet again one day. My deepest condolences and sympathy to the Summers, Hill Wilson families. Rest in Peace Pop Pop. Cecelia

Shelley Dorsey

July 6, 2019

I met Uncle Calvin through my husband, his nephew. I'm proud to have known him and call him family. He was always so kind to me. Prayers of condolences to the family from the extended family here in the Pittsburgh area. May you rest in eternal peace, Uncle Calvin.

Roberta Wilson

July 5, 2019

Uncle Calvin Was A Man Of Honor, Integrity And Loyalty. Lived Life , Laughing & Loving. He Will Be Missed.

Sharon Zurlo

July 4, 2019

Well we lived on the third floor in the same building as Cal. It snowed and my husband would go down to clean our cars off. He then go and clean Cal's car then he would do Cody and Dolores car. Either that day if it cleared up or the next day a knock on the door. I would answer. There is a guy Hmmm! Cal with a roasted chicken. He would say tell Kevin this is from me ,Cody, and Dolores. Thanks for cleaning off the snow. Omg! Cal you don't have to do that. He would laugh and say yea but we want to. So from then on they where called Snow chickens. Each time we would say please stop you don't have to do this. He would say, well then stop cleaning off the cars. But we had to. Didn't need any of them breaking a hip or falling. We loved you so my friend, we will miss you so. Be in peace with your wife and daughter.