J. Richard Thren

J. Richard Thren

June 23, 1934 - December 15, 2020
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J. Richard Thren, 86, passed away December 15, 2020, in his Blandon residence.

He was the loving husband of Mary L. (Purcell) Thren. They married on August 20, 1955.

Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Francis R. and Catherine E. (Foreman) Thren.

He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in 1952, Wharton School of Finance in 1957 and Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ in 1982.

J. Richard was employed by Met Ed and GPU Service Corporation, Parsippany, NJ as an assistant controller, retiring in 1994.

He was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, Reading.

J. Richard was a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, The Pocono Golf Club, as well as the Old Goats. He also was past State Chairman of the Pennsylvania Jr. Miss Pageant and on the Planning Commission Committee for the Maiden Creek Township.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister-in-law, Katherine, wife of Larry Klick, AZ.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday December 22, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, 3125 Kutztown Rd, Reading, PA 19605. Entombment will be private.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Kuhn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 5153 Kutztown Rd., Temple, PA 19560.  Contributions may be made to the Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, at the above address. Condolences may be recorded at
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  • Visitation

    December 22, 2020 | 8:30am - 9:30am
    December 22, 2020 8:30am - 9:30am
    Kuhn Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
    5153 Kutztown Road
    Temple, PA 19560
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  • Service

    December 22, 2020 | 10:00am
    December 22, 2020 10:00am
    Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church
    3121 Kutztown Rd.
    Reading, Pennsylvania 19605
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Robert J Wise

Posted at 04:09pm
My Dad, John L. (Jack) Wise, worked along side Vince at Met-Ed's Titus Station when my sister and I were little kids. Oftentimes, Dad would come home and share with our Mom (Millie) at the supper table what happened that particular day at work. A name that would come up very, very often was Vince Thren. We knew that even more than a co-worker, Vince had to be a good friend of Dad's. Dad passed away October 19, 2015. On behalf of the Wise family, I extend our condolences. Robert J Wise

Father Mike Camilli, MSC

Posted at 07:39am
Richard was a very dear friend, like myself, an active alumnus of the CCHS class of ‘52, and a faithful parishioner at HGA. You would find him and his dear wife, Mary, every Sunday at the HGA 8.:30 Sunday Mass. At his request, I am honored that he requested that I preside at his funeral Mass . May his precious’ and gentle soul rest in the Lord’s peace.

Kathleen. Froelich

Posted at 02:49pm
My Condolences Mary. May you find comfort in this trying times . I’m so glad. I brought AnnieB. And left him hold her , Love Kathy.

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