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Robert J. Weirich, Jr.

Robert J. Weirich, Jr.

October 28, 1944 - October 11, 2020
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Obituary

Robert J. “Bob” Weirich, Jr., 75, passed away October 11, 2020, at The Highlands of Wyomissing.

He was the loving husband of Phyllis (Goodwin) Weirich. They married September 5, 1967.

Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Robert J., Sr. and June (Haas) Weirich.

He was a graduate of Reading High School, Slippery Rock College and Temple University where he earned a bachelors and master’s degree in education.

Mr. Weirich was employed by the Wilson School District as an English teacher for 31 years and ended his career as department chair, retiring in 1999. Before retiring Bob enjoyed being the voice of the Bulldogs at football games and score keeper at the Wilson varsity basketball games.

He was a guest on the Johnny Carson talk show where they discussed his being an accomplished co-author of two books: Bars of Reading and Bars of Berks County.

Bob was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed fine dining and traveling extensively with Phyllis to all 50 states of US and internationally.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Scott Weirich.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading. Burial will be private. Contributions may be made in Robert’s memory to the Wilson Education Foundation, 2601 Grandview Blvd, Reading, PA 19609. Condolences may be expressed at www.kuhnfuneralhomes.com.
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  • Visitation

    October 16, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    October 16, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA 19611
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Jerry Manhart

Posted at 09:57am
So sorry to read about Bob's passing. It is always sad to see a fellow Wilson teacher leave us. Hold on to pleasant memories. Please accept our condolences. Jerry and Lou Manhart
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Joanne Kosloski

Posted at 05:04pm
I didn't know you well, Bob, but I always looked up to Suds and Dregs! When I started at Wilson in 1979, you were an icon! My condolences to your family in this very difficult year. Joanne Kosloski
PN

Pamela Naugle

Posted at 12:00pm
Rest in peace, Bob. Your memory will always be a blessing.
A favorite memory was visiting Bob and Phyllis at their beautiful property in Robesonia.
Happily, Rick was able to visit with his "big brother" one more time before moving to South Carolina.
Our condolences to Phyllis on her loss

Rick and Pam Naugle
MW

Mark Wisniewski

Posted at 08:59am
Bob was a friend, co-worker, and department head. Lots of memories of the years at Wilson and retiree breakfasts afterwards. Miss you, Bob. My thoughts are with you, Phyllis.
 
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Nancy Chaiko Posted at 02:57pm

I enjoyed meeting and talking with Bob while visiting my aunt at the Highlands. I had no idea until recently Bob helped to write the Bars of Reading. He had good things to say about my grandfather's tavern Stanley's. I remember watching Bob on Johnny Carson while in college. I send my condolences, Phyllis. Thinking of you! Nancy Wojciechowski Chaiko
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