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Gerald J. O’Reilly, 74, Birdsboro, died Aug. 13, 2007, at 4 p.m. in his residence. His wife, Laura (Baum) O’Reilly, passed away in 2003. Born May 27, 1933, in Reading, he was a son of the late Anthony O’Reilly and Anna (Burns) O’Reilly. He was employed as a foreman in the shipping and receiving department of the former Hub Fabricating, Exeter Township, retiring in 1997. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Douglassville, and the Birdsboro Fire Company. He was a life member of the Birdsboro VFW. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he received the following awards: Korean Service Medal with three bronze campaign stars, United Nations Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and Army of Occupational Medal. Surviving are a daughter, Michelle F. O’Reilly, Reiffton; and four sons: Rodney J., Boyertown; Gregory G., Melbourne, Australia; David P., St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Jeffrey Q., at home. Other survivors include a sister, Barbara (O’Reilly) McGuire, Reading; and three brothers: Anthony and John O’Reilly, both of Reading; and Bernard, Glendale, Calif. There are also eight grandchildren and a great-grandson. Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home Inc., with Msgr. Voltare Rono officiating. Viewing will be 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park.

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