Melba J. Esser

Melba J. Esser

September 23, 1929 May 17, 2020

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Obituary for Melba J. Esser

Melba J. Esser, nee Longenacker, 90, of Reading, passed away on May 17, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Fritztown, she was the youngest daughter of the late Irvin and Alverta Klohs.

She was a 1948 graduate of Reading High School.

Lucent Technologies employed Melba for over 20 years as a microchip technician.

She enjoyed traveling, walking, and indulging her sweet tooth.

Melba was well known for her bubbly personality, caring nature, and love of her family and community.

Melba is survived by her immediate family, Brian L. Gross and Lei`a Twigg-Smith, Steven L. Gross; her grandson, Steven Allen Fisher, Jr., Robin Biltheiser, and their son, Steven Neil Fisher. She also has extended family in IL and CA. We miss her dearly.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., of West Reading. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Graveside Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Instead of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 526 Dallas, TX 75244. Condolences may be expressed at

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Bruce Osterhout

I was Melba's pastor at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Reading from 2008 to 2014. She loved her church and participating with St. Luke's Rowdy Seniors on Wednesdays for all of their activities. Melba had a kind heart and a warm smile. I hold you and your family in my prayers at this time. Pastor Bruce Osterhout
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Yvonne Lis

Robin and Steve. Deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved Gram. May she rest in eternal peace in the arms of Our Lord.
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