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James William Ciervo

July 27, 1942February 11, 2021

James William Ciervo,78, of Reading, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Born July 27, 1942 in Reading, PA he was the son of the late James T. and Loretta I. (Sheidy) Ciervo.

James was the president of the former Ciervo Knitting, Asheboro, North Carolina.

James enjoyed playing chess, deer watching, going on car rides and photography. He also enjoyed watching football and NASCAR.

James is survived by his wife Mary Ciervo, of Asheville, NC; 2 daughters Lisa Johnson, of Reading; Virginia Kline and her fiancé Michael Motta, of Pottsville; stepdaughter Amelia England, of Spartanburg, S.C., stepson, Billy England, of Asheville, NC; companion Sandra Burkhart, of Reading; 2 brothers Gerald and Robert Ciervo, both of Reading, PA and sister Patricia Setley, of FL. James also leaves behind 2 grandchildren Jessica Steiger and Toni Ammon and her fiancé, Emerito Martinez and 2 great grandchildren Desiare Mitchell and Andy Ammon to cherish his memory.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, Reading.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Ciervo family.


  • James Thomas Ciervo, Father (deceased)
  • Loretta I. (Sheidy) Ciervo, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Ciervo, Wife
  • Lisa Johnson, Daughter
  • Virginia Kline (Michael Motta), Daughter
  • Amelia England, Stepdaughter
  • William "Billie" Pegram, Stepson
  • Gerald Ciervo, Brother
  • Sandra Burkhart, Companion
  • Robert Ciervo, Brother
  • Patricia Setley, Sister
  • Jessica Steiger, Grandchild
  • Toni Ammon, Grandchild
  • Desiare Mitchell, Great Grandchild
  • Andy Ammon, Great Grandchild


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Michael P Motta Sr.

February 19, 2021

I did not know for very long Jim. You were a very sincere and pleasant man to me. You will be missed terrible. I promise that I will always protect and take care of your daughter Virginia. Rest In Peace sir. It was an honor knowing you.

Emerito Martinez

February 19, 2021

I will miss you Jim. I enjoyed our talks and the laugh we share. Rest easy my friend

Virginia Kline

February 19, 2021

I will miss are long talks on the phone and the help and advice that you have always giving me. I love dad . I will always miss you

Toni Ammon

February 18, 2021

I will miss the car ride picking up Andy and you telling me everything you remember about the City. And I will also miss all the laughs we share willing we ate at the Chicken place.

Andy miss you taking him to daycare and picking him up. He always ask me where you are because he likes his talks with you

Lisa Johnson

February 18, 2021

I will miss his sense of humor with my white hair. I will miss that since he moved back to Reading,how close we were becoming. I love you dad!