Earl V. Balthaser Jr., 93, of Reading passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
He was the loving husband of late Elizabeth "Bettie" (Boyd) Balthaser, who passed away in 2000.
Born in Reading on Sept. 28, 1918, he was a son of Earl V. Sr. and Mollie Balthaser.
Earl served in the U.S. Army twice as First Lieutenant; first during WWII, then in Korea. He was employed with Sperry New Holland for over 40 years as a World Comptroller before retiring in the 80s.
Earl was a member of the former St. Paul's United Church of Christ and then St. Andrew's United Church of Christ. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Berkshire Country Club.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Bettie; Earl was predeceased by a stepmother, S. Clementine Bal-thaser.
Memorial services will be Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m., with calling hour from 10:30 to 11 a.m., in St. Andrew's UCC, 1320 Spruce St., Reading. Inurnment will be private in Laureldale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans Memor-ial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Auman's Inc., Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. www.aumansinc.com