Jerald DeLong

Jerald DeLong

June 8, 1927 April 18, 2020

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Obituary for Jerald C. DeLong

Jerald C. DeLong, 92, of Wernersville, passed away in the Reading Hospital, Saturday, April 18th, 2020. He was the loving husband of Mary J. (Botzum) DeLong. The couple married on December 12, 1953 and shared 66 years of marriage.

Born in Reading on June 8, 1927, he was the son of the late Mary E. DeLong. He proudly served our Country in the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.

Jerald was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wernersville. He was employed first with Ira Fisher as a TV Repairman before becoming an a Inspector with the Dana Parish Corp. for 35+ years until retirement in 1992.

He was an avid collector of HO and N Gauge model trains. He also loved gardening and tending to it, making it look beautiful.

In addition to his loving wife, Mary; Jerald is survived by a son, Richard "Rick" L. DeLong and his wife, Sharon of Newanstown; two daughters, Susanne C. "Greth" (DeLong) Schrum of Sinking Spring and Brenda L. (DeLong) Anderson and her husband, Chris of Newmanstown; six grandchildren, Rodney Schrum, Kim Landis, Rachel (DeLong) Moss and her husband, Fred, Nicole DeLong, Hallye Anderson and Mathew Anderson and four great grandchildren, Tatum Landis, Kaiya Landis, Harper Moss and Nora Moss.

Due to the Worldwide Health Crisis, services are restricted to immediate family. Jerald will be laid to rest at Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale.

Edward J. Kuhn Funeral home, Inc., West Reading is honored to serve the family.

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Jerald is predeceased by his sister, Shirley (DeLong) Reigel.

Services for Jerald in the funeral home are private and at the convenience of the family. He will be laid to rest in Gethsemane Cemetery, Reading. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Homes, Inc., West Reading is honored to serve the family. Fond memories and condolences may be recorded at

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  • Visitation

    April 28, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA
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    April 28, 2020
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    April 28, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Gethsemane Cemetery
    3139 Kutztown Road
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    April 28, 2020


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Brenda Owens and Nicole DeLong have planted a memorial tree for Jerald C. DeLong.
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Brenda Owens

Sorry for your loss, Bren and family. Cherish all the memories. Love ya!
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Kimberly Landis

God may have you in his arms but I have you in my heart. Will forever miss your laugh 💔
Love you Pop Pop
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Nicole DeLong

To our dearest Pop Pop, Our hearts still ache in sadness, and secret tears still flow, What it meant to lose you no one will ever know.
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Marilyn Monath

So sorry for your loss Brenda and family. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless. Love, Bob & Marilyn
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carol brown

Mary, Sue, & Family So sorry for your loss! I knew Jerry since i was a little girl through my oldest & dearest friend Sue! I always loved talking with him & all the laughs we had. You were a great guy & will be very much missed! Love to the whole family!
With Deepest Sympathy!
Bill & Carol Brown
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