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Joseph William Spanier

November 15, 1960January 6, 2021

Joseph William Spanier, 60, of Reading, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Phoenixville Hospital. Born November 15, 1960 in Reading, he was a cherished son to the late August John and Lucy A. (Bachman) Spanier.

Joseph was a Reading High School graduate, class of 1979. He worked as welder and a truck driver for several years. Working at various places including but not limited to Linette Candies, Reading Tube, Reading Body, Reading Bakery Systems, Landis Trucking and McElroy Trucking.

Joseph loved going to flea markets in search of his next find; but he also sold many things as a vendor at many of those flea markets. He was a frequent patron at the Fairgrounds Farmers Market, where he met with friends for breakfast. Joseph also loved spicy food and enjoyed a wide variety of hot sauces and chili peppers, the spicier the better.

Joseph's spirit will be carried on by his sister Kathleen M. Alspach and her husband David, of Mertztown; brother August Jay Spanier and his wife Christine, of Blandon; daughter Erika N. MacLean and her husband Jason, of Reading; 2 step-sons Bruce Anderson and his wife Tara, of Raleigh, NC; and Bryce Anderson, of Reading. Joseph also leaves behind grandson Noah and granddaughter Avery Anderson to cherish his memory.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was greeted in heaven by his beloved wife Rosemary T. Spanier. The couple married on September 17, 1983. They would have celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary this year.

A viewing for Joseph will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 9 AM to 11AM at Theo C. Auman Inc., 247 Penn St. Reading, PA 19601. Funeral services will promptly commence in the funeral home at 11 AM, with Pastor Nilson Assis & Pastor Brian Harkins officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Berks County Memorial Gardens, 201 Evansville Rd, Fleetwood, PA 19522.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, attendees are encouraged to practice social distancing & face masks are required in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joseph's memory may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123, https://donate3.cancer.org

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.TheoCAuman.com for the Spanier family.

  • FAMILY

  • August John Spanier, Father (deceased)
  • Lucy A (Bachman) Spanier, Mother (deceased)
  • Rosemary T. Spanier, Wife (deceased)
  • Kathleen M. Alspach (David), Sister
  • August Jay Spanier (Christine), Brother
  • Erika N. MacLean (Jason), Daughter
  • Bruce Anderson (Tara), Step Son
  • Bryce Anderson, Step Son
  • Noah Anderson, Grandson
  • Avery Anderson, Granddaughter

Services

  • Viewing

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Graveside Commital

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Memories

Joseph William Spanier

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Abby Morris

January 13, 2021

Joe Joe, is the name I called my good neighbor. He lived on the first floor and I lived on the second floor. Joe was a kind man who would make sure to check on me and my son. I remember the times I needed eggs, milk etc. I would call him on my phone and he would say, "yes, sure, come on downstairs." When the Covid pandemic just started, I was out of items and from the goodness of his heart, Joe Joe supplied me with these items without blinking an eye. If I needed something fixed in my apartment he would come up and tend to whatever the problem was. I will miss you very much my friend. Be at Peace.

Robin Dower

January 12, 2021

I WAS SHOCKED TO HEAR THE PASSING OF JOE. MY SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY ♥️ GIVE ROSIE A BIG HUG AND KISS FROM HER BFF
R.I.P

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY