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Stephen W. Wise

August 19, 1950 ~ June 23, 2019 (age 68)


Stephen W. Wise, 68, of Bernville passed away Sunday June 23rd in his residence of natural causes.

He was married to Cindy A. (Balthaser) Wise. Stephen and Cindy were married February 2, 1974 and celebrated forty five loving years of marriage.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Harold and Evelyn (Snyder) Wise.

He graduated from Cocalico High School in 1969.

 He was employed at Fargo Assembly in Richland for twenty seven years retiring February 2019. Seventeen of those twenty seven years Stephen had perfect attendance.

 He was previously employed by Gloray Knitting Mills in Robesonia and for seven years at Reading Tube.

He was a Philadelphia Phillies fan.

He was an avid music lover,  especially enjoying the Beatles.

He attended many concerts over the years and was in attendance at the 1st Woodstock.

Additional survivors include two children, Brett J. Wise of Fleetwood and Kristen J, Wise and wife Jennifer of Bernville.

 There is one grandbaby on the way.

Also, three siblings, Linda Todd of Lancaster, David Wise and wife Loretta of Lancaster, and Jeffrey Wise and wife Elizabeth of New Holland.

Stephen is also survived by his mother-in-law, June Balthaser, widow of Kermit Balthaser of Rehrersburg, brother-in laws, Richard and wife Cheryl Balthaser of Rehrersburg and Dean and wife Rachael Balthaser of Womelsdorf. Also, a sister-in-law, Donna and husband Denny Wloczewski of Shillington.

There are nine nieces and four nephews.

Stephen is predeceased by a brother, Michael Robert Wise and a brother-in-law, Glenn Balthaser and survived by Glenn’s wife Wanda of Reading.

He is survived by his grand puppy, Marley.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, July 3rd at 2 pm at Reinhart’s Christmas Tree Farm, 326 Oak Lane, Bernville, PA with Pastor Rich Moore officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cat Works, P.O. Box 15171, Reading, PA 19612 and American Heart Assoc., 4250 Crums Mill Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17112.

The Kirkhoff Funeral Home in Bernville is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.




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Celebration of Life
July 3, 2019

2:00 PM
Reinhart's Christmas Tree Farm
326 Oak Lane
Bernville, PA 19506

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