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Fern E. Frank, 89, Reading, died at 12:55 p.m. Dec. 25 in St. Joseph Medical Center, where she had been a patient for six days. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Benton B. and Bessie E. (Gehret) Ritz. Her husband, Roy G. Frank, died April 20, 2005. She was employed for 20 years as a technician by the former Western Electric, Muhlenberg Township, retiring in 1980. She was a member of St. Thomas United Church of Christ. Surviving is a daughter, Isabelle (LeVan) Hoffman, Reading. Other survivors include a brother, Sherwood Ritz, Leesport; and two sisters, Blanche (Ritz) Blair, Shoemakersville; and May (Ritz) Light, Reading. There are four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Olin J. Wait, in 1972. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Whelan Schwartz F. H. Inc. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Berks County Special Olympics, P. O. Box 939, Reading, PA 19603-0939.

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