Richard William Slimmer
Richard William Slimmer
  • May 19, 1928 - November 27, 2017
  • Reading, Pennsylvania

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Richard W. "Dick" Slimmer, 89, of Reading, passed away on November 27, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of Marla B. (Gould) Slimmer and would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on January 12, 2018. Born on May 19, 1928, in Hyde Park, Reading, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Dorothy (White) Slimmer.

He worked hard his whole life, sometimes working two jobs at the same time, last working for Luden's/Hershey Foods until his retirement in 1993. After retiring, he enjoyed flea markets, auctions, yard sales and collecting. He loved all animals and faithfully fed the birds and squirrels in his back yard. Meticulous organization was his specialty and his passion. Another passion was Monday Night Wrestling.

Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Marla; six sons: Richard B. and wife, Nancy, of Allentown; Dennis W. and fiance, Patricia, of Stouchsburg; Michael L., of Reading; Randy E. and wife, Brenda, of Wildwood, Mo.; David A. and wife, Margret, of Greenwood, S.C.; and Brian M. and girlfriend, Jodi, of Reading. Eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Gertrude "Pat" Templin and Violet Graver.

Services: Calling hour from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 1st, at Auman's, Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Road, Reading, PA 19606. Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. with interment to follow at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens across the road from the funeral home.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society.