Theo C. Auman Inc.

247 Penn Street, Reading, PA


Josephine Texanna Garman

January 28, 1920August 31, 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, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019


  • Burial


Josephine Texanna Garman

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Sherry Fellin

September 5, 2019

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

Sue Bell

September 4, 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