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Joann Montz

November 17, 1936 — August 18, 2021

Reading

JoAnn D. (Nester) Montz, 84, of Reading passed away Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Manor Care Health Services – Laureldale.  Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth T. and Helen M. (Gring) Nester.  She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth L. Montz.  And the long-time companion of Michael Screpsi.

JoAnn worked as a Secretary for Camp Hosiery for 22 years before retiring in 1993 and in the Cash Receipts Office at UGI.  She had a deep passion for taking care of animals and would often take in or feed strays around the neighborhood.  JoAnn loved baking, especially cookies and candy.  She would collect porcelain dolls and display them around the house.  JoAnn’s grandchildren and great grandchildren were truly adored by her and she will be greatly missed by them.

JoAnn is survived by her sons, Grant S. Leonti, husband of Sharon of Duncannon, and Gary D. Leonti, husband of Robin of Lenhartsville.  Also surviving are her grandchildren; Angela, Anthony, Tanya, Shawn, and Brandon and her 10 great grandchildren.  JoAnn is preceded in death by her half-brother, David W. Gring.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 in Bean Funeral Homes, 1605 Rockland Street, Reading at 12:00pm.  Pastor David Reinwald to celebrate.  The family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Interment will follow services at Forest Hills Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of JoAnn Montz to the Alzheimer’s Association by mail at 2595 Interstate Drive Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or online at http://act.alz.org/goto/TompkinsVISTBank​ and/or for her love of animals to Humane Pennsylvania at 1801 N. 11th Street, Reading, PA 19604.

Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Hampden Heights is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, August 26, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bean Funeral Homes - Hampden Heights

1605 Rockland St, Reading, PA 19604

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bean Funeral Homes - Hampden Heights

1605 Rockland St, Reading, PA 19604

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Graveside Service

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Forest Hills

PA

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