Frederick R. Kercher, 88, of Exeter Township, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019, in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the wife of Anna C. (Fahr) Kercher, who passed away on February 16, 2016. Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence G. and Elsie (Pfeffer) Kercher. Frederick was a member of IUOE Local 542, played slow pitch softball for Exeter Bulls and was an avid sportsman. He was a proud member of the US Army, worked as the operating engineer for Marvin Miller and then worked at Mayer Pollock for many years until his retirement. Frederick is survived by his son John Kercher husband of Audrey, daughter Cheryl Heltzinger wife of Kevin, Sr., both of Exeter Township; six grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Dorothy M. Killian, Miriam A. Eller, widow of Glenn and Joan M. Hafer wife of Russell, all of Exeter Township. He is predeceased by brother Clarence G., Jr. Visitation with family and friends will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with services beginning at 2:00 pm in Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. 2100 Perkiomen Avenue Reading. Interment will be at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.LutzFuneralHome.com
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