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229 North Fifth St.
Reading, PA 19601
Phone: (610) 373-4500
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Stanley  Kalnoski

Stanley C. "Stosh" Kalnoski

Friday, May 7th, 1920 - Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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Stanley C. Kalnoski, 98, affectionately know as “Stosh” by his friends and family, passed peacefully on April 11th at Berks Heim.

He was the widower of Miriam R. (Wishnieski) Kalnoski who passed on October 12, 2011.

Born in Coatesville, PA he was the son of the late Roman C. and Frances (Kohan) Kalnoski.

Stanley served in the Army during WWII, 16th Infantry Division. Serving in countries such as France, Italy and Africa, he was awarded several service medals including the Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Emblem, WWII Victory Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Silver Service Star.

He played drums with the Poly Merry Makers band for many years. He also was a member of the Polish Falcons, Holy Name Society, Oakbrook Fire Company and the former St. Anthony’s RCC.

Stanley worked for many years in the bakery industry as a salesman and driver, working for the former Schofer’s Bakery and later Maier’s Bakery, retiring in 1982. He and his wife, Miriam owned and operated S & M Ceramic Studio from their home on St. Bernardine Street for many years.

He is survived by a son, Michael S. Kalnoski, husband of Patricia (Symanowicz) Kalnoski, Mohnton; daughter, Debra A. (Kalnoski) Linton, wife of Milton H. Linton, Lower Alsace Township; 11 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 6 step great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and 1 step great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his wife, Miriam, he was pre-deceased by a daughter, Carolyn E. (Kalnoski) Gerloff; brothers, Bernard, Frank and Edward; sisters, Stella, Frances and Sena “Mickey”.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 AM at St. Catharine of Siena RCC., 4975 Boyertown Pike, Reading, PA 19606.

A viewing will be held Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:30 AM at Henninger Funeral Home, Inc., 229 N. 5th St., Reading.

Entombment with military honors will be in Gethsemane Cemetery following Mass.

Contributions may be made in Stanley’s memory to St. Catharine of Siena RCC at the above address.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
    Henninger Funeral Home, Inc.
    229 North 5th Street
    READING, PA 19601
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Catharine of Siena RCC
    4975 Boyertown Pike
    READING, PA 19606
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 |
    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
    Gethsemane Cemetery
    3139 Kutztown Road
    READING, PA 19605
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Cindy Burke Hearter

Posted at 06:37pm
We knew Stanley for only a short time. But it is the friendship, joy, and laughter that we will remember. Charlie enjoyed having Stanley as his roommate and he will be missed. From our family to yours we send our deepest condolences.

Charlie and all the Burke Family

Reiver Family

Posted at 10:10pm
Remember the joy,forget all the pain.Let all your tears, fall like the rain. Remember the fun, the happy times past, The sadness you're feeling won't always last.
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Judith Soondar

Posted at 07:34pm
When a person dies, their life becomes their legacy. My Uncle Stosh was a man of honor, integrity, and kindness to everyone. When we sat together to talk, our conversation always returned to his wife, my aunt, his children, and extended family. His war stories were so vivid, I could visualize the scenarios. Never at any time did he ever have a discouraging word against anyone. This to me is what made him so unique. He once said to me, "Baby doll, unless you have walked in that person's shoes, you won't be able to understand them. " I will miss his wisdom, stories, endearing smile, but most of all, I will miss my Uncle Stosh.

Love you always,

The Molls, Dave, Gail, David, Tim, and Cathy

Posted at 10:29am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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