Michele Jean Cooling

James Daniel Cooling 62, and Michele Jean Cooling 65, of Denver, PA., passed away Saturday August 4, 2018 due to an automobile accident. James was born in Reading on May 3, 1956 a son of Mary M (Young) Cooling and the late Howard L Cooling. Michele was born in Reading January 28, 1953 a daughter of the late Miguel E and Thelma (Martin) Gonzalez.

James was a 1974 Wilson High School graduate and Michele was a 1971 Reading High School graduate. They were married on September 6, 1980 and were inseparable. James was employed by Steve Moyer Nissan as a parts representative, working until his passing. Michele was employed by Tower Health Reading Hospital as an LPN for 43 years working until her passing. Both were looking forward to their retirement. They both loved classic cars and car shows with their friends, and both cherished their '58 Chevy. James and Michele loved all types of music especially The Grateful Dead and Gov't Mule and also enjoyed traveling and going to concerts together. James would always acknowledge Veterans who served our country.

Surviving is James's sister Robin M and her husband Mark Barr of Mohrsville, nephew Kelly Tobias, Michele's brother, Michael E Gonzalez widow of Betsy Gonzalez, of Temple, nephews, Allan Gonzalez, Seth Gonzalez, Collin Gonzalez, and their 2 cats; Willie and Mindy. Michele was predeceased by her sister, Doris Gonzalez.

Graveside services will be Friday August 17, 2018, 1pm at Forest Hills Memorial Park, 391 W Neversink Rd., Reading. "Together Forever" Everyone attending please meet at the entrance to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to DAV, 4219 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011 or Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N 11th St., Reading, PA 19604. Auman's Inc Funeral Home, Reiffton is honored to be serving the family.


  • James Daniel Cooling, Husband
  • Miguel E. Gonzalez, Father
  • Thelma (Martin) Gonzalez, Mother
  • Michael E. Gonzalez, Brother
  • Betsy Gonzalez, Sister-in-law
  • Allan Gonzalez, Nephew
  • Seth Gonzalez, Nephew
  • Collin Gonzalez, Nephew
  • Willie and Mindy, 2 cats
  • Michele was predeceased by her sister, Doris Gonzalez.


  • Graveside Service Friday, August 17, 2018

Michele Jean Cooling

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August 19, 2018

I met Jim in 2011 when he started at Eisenhauer Nissan. He was always so upbeat and very positive. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life. I will miss him tremendously especially in the morning when he would say good morning Mike, it is another nice day! I am so very sorry for your loss.

My sincerest sympathy,
Mike Fleisher

Frank Klopp

August 15, 2018

I was so upset to get the news of my friend Michele Cooling, I met Michele and Jimmy about 40 years ago. We would sit around listening to music, talking about cars and what they were going to do on the Chevy. Even though we lost track of each other I would run into Michele at the hospital and I always told her to say "hi" to Jimmy. My prayers and thoughts are with the family during this time of sorrow.