Jeffrey Scott Waltman, Sr., 58, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Reading Hospital.
A Reading native, he was the son of the late Rosemary (Heil) Waltman. Jeff attended Milton Hershey school and went on to attend minor post secondary education at Pace Institute before he began his career in finance. Jeff served as a manager of Operations and Billing at Exide Corporation and went on to serve as Assistant Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch for many years.
Jeff served as the president of the Reading City Council and will be deeply missed by his colleagues there. Jeff enjoyed playing basketball, throwing football, writing poetry, reading, nature walks, hiking, and spending time with his granddaughters whom he loved dearly. He will be remembered for his strong leadership, his appreciation for life, his generous heart and his willingness to help others.
Jeff is survived by his children: Ashley Waltman (Skyler) of Wyomissing and Jeffrey Waltman, Jr. of Reading; his siblings: Edward Waltman, Jody Shifflett, and Karen Waltman; and two grandchildren: Sophia and Olivia. He is also survived by his longtime friend and the mother of his children, Christina Waltman.
He was predeceased by his brother, Steven Waltman.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, West Reading. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing starting at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. The burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffrey S. Waltman, Sr. Legacy Fund, c/o Linda Kelleher 237 Court St, Reading, PA 19601.
Condolences may be expressed and an extended obituary found at kuhnfuneralhomes.com.