Patricia Aline Rentschler

June 14, 1928January 18, 2018

Patricia Aline (Longenecker) Rentschler, 89, of Muhlenberg Twp., formerly of the City of Reading, passed away peacefully in her sons home surrounded by family on Thursday, January 18, 2018. She was the wife of the late Robert S. Rentschler. Sadly, Robert passed on June 23, 2005.

She was born in Reading on June 14, 1928, a daughter of the late Samuel M. and Margaret (Stiely) Longenecker.

Patricia was a stay at home mom that enjoyed raising her family. She loved her kids and her grandkids and was consider mom to all who knew her.

She enjoyed cross stitching and playing games. Patricia liked to travel and go to the casinos. She had a love for music and liked to dance. She was known as a great cook and an excellent baker.

Surviving are three children: Kim R. (Rentschler) Leibensperger and her husband, Harold “Tom” of Auburn, Keith S. Rentschler and his wife, Felicia “Lici” Resch of Reading and Kristie L. (Rentschler) Hudzik and her husband, Eugene “Dino” of West Lawn; ten grandchildren, Cory, Abbey, Ahri, Kesh, Zeb, Luke, Jason, Cody, Zoe and Kasey; six great grandchildren, Kaylie, Skye, Azure, Sariah, Maame and Ruby; a brother, Lee Longenecker of Sinking Spring and a sister, Marilyn (Longenecker) Poore of Wyomissing Hills.

She is predeceased by her brother, Douglas ‘Dusty” Longenecker.

A Memorial Service for Patricia is Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12pm in Auman’s Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading, PA 19606. Family and friends will gather in the funeral home on Thursday at 11am before the service. Patricia will be laid to rest beside Robert in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th St., Reading, PA 19604 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at Fond memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Gathering

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, January 25, 2018


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Bobby Evans

January 24, 2018

Condolences to Kim, Keith, Kristie and the entire family. Sorry for your loss.

Judy Taylor

January 23, 2018

Oh Kim, Keith, Kristie, and grandkids, and greats,
I am so sorry. Your Mom was the heart of 11th Street! So many good memories of living there, and most of those memories included her. Kids were always welcome at her house, and I will never forget her kindness to my mom and dad. I will miss her.

Shelley Fogelman

January 22, 2018

Another angel has entered the flock and will he sadly missed by many that knew and loved her. She was a friend to my mother June Beck who had been reminiscing all the great times they had together as neighbors on 11th street and card club friends ( they had some stories to tell while eating goodies and gathering for many years telling us yes we used to play cards too.). May you find peace in the knowledge of everything and everyone that she met and knew loved her like we do.

Katie Fetter

January 21, 2018

I'm so glad I had the chance to meet you Nana. Love you, rest in peace.

Brittney Alston

January 21, 2018

She was such a sweet woman and so full of life. I'm happy I was able to meet her when I did.

January 21, 2018

We're so sorry to hear about Aunt Patty. Many happy memories- family picnics, trips to the city and Saturdays at Nana and PopPop's. Thinking of you all. Brad

Heather Fritz

January 21, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to the whole family. A very great lady, mother and grandmother whom I know will be sorely missed by all. So sad for all of us here, but a great new angel has arrived in heaven.