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Geraldine R. Essick

September 1, 1947

Geraldine R. Essick, 70, of Sinking Spring, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Reading Hospital.

Born in Upper Darby, she was the daughter of the late Robert O. and Mary C. (Roan) Essick.

Geraldine was a 1965 graduate of Henderson High School in West Chester; and a graduate of the Kutztown University with a B.S. in Nursing and the Reading Hospital School of Nursing.  She was employed as a Registered Nurse at the Reading Hospital from 1968 until her retirement in 2008.  She was a Certified Nursing Home Administrator and was the Administrator of the Transitional Care Center of the Hospital from 1996 until 2008.  Gerry was active in her retirement volunteering with the Greater Berks Food Band, Food Pantry, the Western Berks Free Medical Clinic, the Berks County Herb Society, and was very talented at needlepoint, counted cross stitch, knitting.  She was a member of Saint John’s (Hain’s) Church in Wernersville where she was head of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  She was also a member of Western Berks Shepherding Ministry.

Surviving are brothers, Robert, husband of Barbara Essick of New Rochelle, N. Y.; John, husband of June Essick of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and Bruce, husband of Christine Essick of Coatesville, PA.  She was also survived by a niece and several nephews, and her dear friend, Karen Krick of Sinking Spring.  She is also survived by her dog, Missy.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. from Saint John’s (Hain’s) United Church of Christ, 591 N. Church Road, Wernersville, PA 19565, with Rev. Dr. Robert A. Stewart, officiating.

A viewing will be held on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Interment will be in the Wyomissing Cemetery in Gouglersville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Greater Berks Food Bank, 117 Morgan Drive, Reading, PA 19608; or to St. John’s Church Project Care, at the above address.

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