In Memory of




Obituary for Richard G. Aschenbrenner

Richard G. Aschenbrenner, 86, passed away on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 in his Reading residence. He was the loving husband of Mary J. (Jacobs) Aschenbrenner, with whom he shared nearly 54 wonderful years.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late George and Geraldine (Otterbein) Aschenbrenner. Richard graduated from Central Catholic High School, Class of 1953. He entered the Army in 1958 and was stationed in France. He would later serve as an Army Reservist.

Richard worked as a graphic artist, most notably for 27 years with Gilbert and Associates. He also worked for Cadmus and Tapsco in Ephrata until his retirement in 2002.

Richard loved to travel with Mary, who will treasure memories of their trips to Bermuda and the coast of Maine. He was also an avid gardener, known for growing the best cantaloupe melons around, which he and Mary shared readily with friends and neighbors.

Richard was a member of the Church of St. Benedict in Mohnton.

In addition to his wife, Mary, Richard is survived by a sister, Katherine Stachula, and her husband James of St. Louis Missouri, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers: Michael, Henry, and the Reverend Father George Aschenbrenner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Benedict, 2020 Chestnut Hill Rd, Mohnton, PA. The family will receive guests at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in Muhlenberg Township.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Richard's memory to the Church of St. Benedict, 2020 Chestnut Hill Rd, Mohnton, PA, 19540.

Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc, 739 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611 is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at