June Bezler, 90, WWII nurse, active community volunteer

By on May 11, 2011

E. June Bezler, 90, of Adamstown, died Friday, May 6, 2011 at Phoebe-Berks Retirement Village in Wernersville following complications from a hip fracture.

Born in East Petersburg, she was a daughter of the late Samuel S. and Ada K. (Bear) Wilson. She was the wife of Eugene W. Bezler, a former Adamstown mayor, who died Aug. 13, 2004.

A member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Adamstown, June was a 1937 Reading High School graduate and a 1941 graduate of Reading Hospital School of Nursing. She served as a 1st lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

June was the office nurse for Dr. Michael H. Lauria in Terre Hill for 24 years and was supportive of her husband’s civic and political activities throughout their marriage. She was a member of the Adamstown VFW Auxiliary, a driver for East Cocalico Meals on Wheels, an avid reader and card player.

Surviving is a son: Timothy W. Bezler, companion of Laura Obrien, of Fairfield, Conn.; a grandson: Dr. Eric M., husband of Dr. Natalie (Zimmerman) Bezler, of Boston, Mass.; a sister: E. Jane Wilson, of Reading; a former daughter-in-law: Judith Bezler, of Merrimac, N.H.; and her son: Mark; and sister-in-law: Anna Mae (Helms) Wilson, of Mt. Penn.

She was preceded in death by a son: Michael in 2010; a sister: Elsie Rothenberger; and brother: Robert T. Wilson.

Memorial services were held May 10 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Sandra L. Gideon officiating. Private inurnment took place in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to her church at 80 E. Main St., Adamstown, PA 19501.

Arrangements were preplanned and directed by Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in Reamstown. To send an online condolence, visit goodfuneral.com.

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