Russell Robert Border Jr.

November 17, 1947March 12, 2012

Russell R. Border, Jr., 64, of Birdsboro, passed away Monday evening, March 12, 2012 at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Charlotte (Hendricks) Border, whom he married on September 20, 2003.

Russell was born in Reading on November 17, 1947, a son of the late Russell R. Sr. and Eva M. (Vilone) Border. He served in the U.S. Army during Viet Nam.

Russell was employed with the former Compton Knowles as a die press cleaner until he retired in 2002.

In addition to his wife, Charlotte, Russell is survived by two daughters: Stacy Khammany of Ashland and Renee Vongpathoum and her husband, Mut of TX; a stepson: Garrison “Garry” Goodwin of Telford; a stepdaughter: Adeline Corry and her husband, John of MD; four grandsons: Palasa, Navada, Thai and Donovan; two step grandchildren: Shannon and Heather; and a step great grandson, Kelby.

Also surviving is a bother: Raymond Border and his wife, Diane of Reading and two sisters: Linda Jackson and her husband, Elwood of Reading and Linette Kocher and her husband, Thomas of Womelsdorf.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Auman’s Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10:00am until the time of service. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park where Military Honors will be accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 419 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601, American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603 or American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852.

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  • VISITATION Saturday, March 17, 2012
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, March 17, 2012

Russell Robert Border Jr.

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James Dietrich

April 9, 2012

Dear Russell, I know you are in Heaven sitting with my Dad. Please know that I have always proud to have you as my brother. Thank you for loving me when noone else would. You will remain in my heart and on my mind. Rest now for God has Blessings for you. Love Jimmy

Renee Vongpathoum

March 18, 2012

Daddy you were the best father a daughter could ever ask for we had alot of good times together and I miss you already you will be on mind and and in my heart forever I know you are now my guardian angel and you will protect your family I love you always and forever your baby Renee

Nancy Wagner

March 17, 2012

Haven't seen any of you Borders for years, but we were just talking about Russ, Ray, Linda and Linette the other week, going thru some old photos when we were kids! My brother, Charlie & I are so sorry for your loss..I know he will be missed. Nancy Price Wagner & Charlie Price

mut vongpathoum

March 17, 2012

Mr Border is not only my father inlaw but also a father figure to me your words and wisdom will always be in my heart forever!!!

mut vongpathoum

March 17, 2012

My father inlaw Mr Russell Border was a great man and also a father figure to me he will aways be in heart till the day i die i love you dad!!!

john mieczkowski

March 16, 2012

Russ,just hearing your name takes me back to the days of the Half Angles. Your passing now reminds me of just how short life is and that each day must and needs to be important to us. Although I have not seen you of late I will miss you and always have you in my memories and prayers. Sleep well ,Russ

Jennifer Temchaleun

March 16, 2012

Mr. Border, I'm glad I got to meet you many times over the last twelve years since knowing your beautiful daughter Stacy, and her sister and family. I will always have the "van memory" in my mind when first meeting you..Thank You for putting your life on the line to serve our country and all the dedication you laid out for us, my father is also a Veteran. You will be greatly missed by so many people.

James Dietrich

March 16, 2012

Our Prayers go out to the entire Border Family. What a gift it was to have Russ apart of our Family. Both as a friend and Brother-In-Law. Love the Dietrich family

James Dietrich

March 16, 2012

Dear Russ, My heart is always with you. You were like a brother to me when I needed one. You made such a impact on my life and I love you. Blessings and Prayers go to your entire family. Heaven has a real hero in you. I'll miss you...... Love Jim & Brenda Dietrich

Anne Konopka

March 15, 2012

Russ was such a kind and gentle soul. He Loved and Gave So Much to Everyone he came into touch with. As a current veteran I especially enjoyed sharing military stories with Russ. Heaven has certainly opened its gates to welcome him. My Prayers go out to Russell's wife Charlotte Border;children Stacy, Renee, stepchildren Garry & Adeline; grandchildren Palasa, Nevada, Thai-Thai, Donovan, Shannon and Heather as well as all his siblings and all his family and friends. May the wonderful memories of Russ console everyone and be the sunshine to help you get through this difficult time. All My Love and Prayers to Everyone!!