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John Showalter

November 9, 1954 — December 14, 2019


John K. Showalter, 65, of Reading passed away Saturday, December 14, 2019 in Reading Hospital.  Born in Reading, John was the son of the late John E. Showalter and Sarah (Wenrich) Showalter.  John graduated Reading High School in 1972 and later made a career as a truck driver.  John was known as quite the car enthusiast and owned several muscles cars as well as several motorcycles. He was also known to be an avid reader, whether it was books or the newspaper. When John was not reading, he could be seen volunteering at different churches, he enjoyed helping the people and spending time at church. He spent the last 15 months of his life at Berks Heim, he was in the Essick unit for dementia. The family would like to give a personal thank you to all the employees of the unit for their cooperation, compassion, and patience to help John during this time in his life.  John is survived by his daughter, Holly Showalter, his granddaughter, Ally Santoro, his sister, Sharon (Showalter) Long of Fleetwood, nieces and nephews.  Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home 444 N. 9th St. Reading is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at

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