Gerald Harry Katezenmoyer
February 14, 1936 – September 24, 2019
Gerald "Jerry" Harry Katzenmoyer, 83, of Reading, passed away peacefully in Lancaster General Hospital on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. He was the loving husband of the late Charlotte Ann (Fick) Katzenmoyer. The couple married on October 10, 1959. Sadly, Charlotte passed away February 7, 2012.
Born in Reading on February 14, 1936, son of the late Harry James and Veronica Sophie (Ciesielski) Katzenmoyer. Jerry was the owner of Atlantic Service Station in the 1960’s located at 10th and Green Streets in Reading. He was subsequently employed for over 30 years as a warehouse operator for the former G.H. Delp Co., currently SuperValu Inc. before retiring in 1998.
Jerry was a U.S. Naval Reserve veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. He was a longtime member of Temple Fire Co. Auxiliary, a volunteer firefighter with Rainbow Fire Company and a lifetime member of The Volunteer Firemen’s Relief Association of Reading, PA.
Jerry was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan and enjoyed playing bingo with his friends at Oakshire Senior Apts. Most of all, he loved his family and he proudly watched his grandchildren grow into adulthood.
Surviving are two children: Vicki L. (Katzenmoyer) and her husband, Robert M. Kissling of Egg Harbor City, N.J. and Michael G. and his wife Charlotte A. Katzenmoyer of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, Aminah Famili, Amin Famili, Kellen Skorupski, Andrew Katzenmoyer and his wife Lydia, Ali Famili, Lauren Skorupski and Lindsey Katzenmoyer; a brother, Kenneth Katzenmoyer; a brother-in-law, Michael Fick and his wife, Isabel; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Fick, Geraldine Fick, Helen (Fick) Hollenbach and her husband Carl, Rita (Fick) Freymoyer and her husband Richard and Irene (Fick) Auman.
Jerry is also predeceased by a brother, Richard J. Katzenmoyer and his wife Sally; brothers-in-law, John Fick, Anthony Fick, Eugene "Jeep" Fick, Arthur Auman and Leroy "Bud' Fick and his wife, Jean; sisters-in-law, Barbara Katzenmoyer and Mary (Fick) Rundle and her husband, Milton.
A Memorial Service for Jerry will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Auman's Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading, PA 19606. Family and friends will gather beginning at 10am followed by the service at 11am in the funeral home. Jerry will be inurned beside his sweetheart, Charlotte in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Fond memories and online condolences may be made at www.AumansInc.com
- Vicki L. Kissling, Daughter
- Robert M. Kissling, Son-in-law
- Michael G. Katzenmoyer, Son
- Charlotte A. Katzenmoyer, Daughter-in-law
- Aminah Famili, Grandchild
- Amin Famili, Grandchild
- Kellen Skorupski, Grandchild
- Andrew Katzenmoyer, Grandchild
- Lydia Katzenmoyer, Grandchild-in-law
- Ali Famili, Grandchild
- Lauren Skorupski, Grandchild
- Lindsey Katzenmoyer, Grandchild
- Kenneth L. Katzenmoyer, Brother
Also surviving are a brother-in-law, Michael Fick and his wife, Isabel; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Fick, Geraldine Fick, Helen (Fick) Hollenbach and her husband Carl, Rita (Fick) Freymoyer and her husband Richard and Irene (Fick) Auman.
In addition to his parents, Harry James and Veronica Sophie (Ciesielski) Katzenmoyer and his wife, Charlotte Ann (Fick) Katzenmoyer; Jerry is predeceased by a brother, Richard J. Katzenmoyer and his wife Sally; brothers-in-law, John Fick, Anthony Fick, Eugene "Jeep" Fick, Arthur Auman and Leroy "Bud' Fick and his wife, Jean; sisters-in-law, Barbara Katzenmoyer and Mary (Fick) Rundle and her husband, Milton.
- Gathering Saturday, September 28, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, September 28, 2019
- Inurnment Saturday, September 28, 2019
Gerald Harry Katezenmoyer
September 26, 2019
I have many fond memories of my Uncle Jerry and Aunt Charlotte along with their children Vicki and Michael.
I am so very sorry Vicki and Michael along with your spouses, grandchildren and remaining family.
I can't imagine loosing either of my parents. I'm sure your mom is so happy to have her beloved husband in Heaven forever.
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Father.