John Funk

John Arvin Funk

November 16, 1936 - August 15, 2020
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John Funk, 83, of Wyomissing, passed away at his home on August 15, 2020. Born on November 16, 1936, he was the son of the late Harvey E. and Cordelia J. Funk.

He was a graduate of Reading High School ’54. He trained at the US Southeastern Signal School from November 59 to May 60 at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He served in the US Army until 1965. He remained an active member of the Patriotic Order Sons of America all his life.

During his working years he spent 41 years as a yardmaster for the railroad in Reading.

He loved everything about trains and there is an extensive collection of cars and engines that fill the basement.
He and his wife Suzanne of 48 years enjoyed traveling and had been to all of the continents, some more than once.
He is survived by his wife Suzanne and many cousins.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Reading Company Technical and Historical Society in Hamburg, PA, PO Box 15143, Reading, PA 19612.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc, 739 Penn Ave, West Reading. Friends are invited to view from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM.

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  • Visitation

    August 25, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    August 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA 19611
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    August 25, 2020 | 10:00am
    August 25, 2020 10:00am
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA 19611
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    August 25, 2020 |
    August 25, 2020
    Berks Co. Memorial Gardens
    Address Not Available


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jim Bross,sr

Posted at 11:29am
Sue; John & I both started working for Reading Co RR in 1955. John in June me in Sept. That gave him the most important thing in railroad employment "SENIORITY" We had a great working relationship and fun together 65 years I will surely miss him, God Bless Him and may he rest in peace. Jim & Joan Bross Wernersville Pa.

Pat and Mike

Posted at 05:07pm
John was a dirt race car fan, along with his wife, Sue. We traveled to many races together to enjoy "eating the dirt" while cheering on our favorite cars. We also were blessed by traveling to Europe to ride the Glacier Express train together. It was a special trip of many we took together. We'll greatly miss watching his slide shows of train trips he and Sue took. We also booked a private rail car, Northern Sky, together and toured from Chicago to Seattle, to Scaramento, to Denver, to Chicago. What an amazing trip together. John will be greatly missed. We send our love to Sue, who was the love of his life.

All our love,
Mike and Pat

Cathy Weist

Posted at 01:51pm
John used to join in talking with our group at the Wyomissing Pool. John always had such interesting things to share with us, especially railroad trivia. He will be sadly missed. Cathy Weist, formerly of Wyomissing, PA, now of Rotonda West, FL.

The Modular Crew

Posted at 08:35pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Gary Novack

Posted at 08:58am
John at Spring St. 1995

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