Edgar ‘Ed’ D. Wert Jr., 65, EHS grad, mental health case manager, football fan, singer

By on February 10, 2016

Edgar “Ed” D. Wert Jr., 65, of Laureldale, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Penn State St. Joseph Medical Center of natural causes.

Ed was married to Marietta (Gustantino) Wert. Born in York, he was the son of Lorraine (Spangler) Wert of Ephrata; and the late Edgar D. Wert Sr.

He graduated from Ephrata High School and Juniata College. He served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

Ed started his professional career at Family Guidance Center in Reading as a therapist. He then was an intensive mental health case manager for Service Access Management Inc. Most recently, Ed was a mental health case manager for folks with persistent mental health conditions. He was planning to retire this summer.

Ed was an active member of Christ Church United Church of Christ in Temple. Ed loved cooking, especially for church functions. He served as an elder, served on consistory, was on “The Kitchen Krew,” and loved singing in the choir.

He was a devoted Muhlenberg High School football fan. His favorite times included watching and talking sports with his family and friends. He loved spending time with his family on vacations in Cape May, N.J.

Surviving along with his wife, Marietta, is a daughter: Christine Wert Radka, wife of 2nd Lt. Dylan J. Radka, of Columbus, Miss; three siblings: Sharon Owens; Geoffrey Wert and wife Diana; and Timothy Wert and wife Carolyn; nieces: Wendy Wert Button and husband Kevin; Shelby and Madison Button, and Emily Wert; and nephews: Scott Owens and wife Alex; Jeffrey Owens; Thomas Owens; and Jonathan Wert.

His funeral was held Feb. 6 at Christ Church United Church of Christ, Temple, with the Rev. Dr. Harry L. Serio officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance, 1234 Penn Ave., Wyomissing, PA 19610.

The Milkins Giles Funeral Home Inc., Temple, was entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be made at milkinsgilesfuneralhome.com.

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