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Joseph P. Bryner

February 25, 1932 — November 27, 2023



              Joseph P. Bryner, 91, of Wyomissing, passed away peacefully in his residence on Monday, November 27, 2023.  Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Beatrice (Boyle) and Henry Bryner.  He was the loving husband of Gale (Winters) Bryner, together they shared 46 years of marriage.  Joe graduated from La Salle University with a bachelor’s degree.  He worked in the computer department for TV Guide and retired from Alliance for Audited Media, formerly known as Audit Bureau of Circulations, where he worked as a Traveling Auditor along the East Coast for 15 years.  Joe proudly served his country in the United State Army during the Korean War.  Joe and his wife, Gale’s passion was rescuing Greyhounds.  Their personal record for having a dog in their home is 18 years and 298 days.  All their Greyhounds raced, were adopted, returned to the foster homes, then found their forever home with Joe and Gale.  They also worked with getting other Greyhounds adopted, setting up meet and greets, and going to the Renaissance Faire to promote Greyhound rescue.

               In addition to his wife, Gale, Joe is survived by his Greyhound, Eddie, his sister, Kathleen “Kay” Surgner, of Philadelphia, and his nieces, Dianna Lorenzen, wife of Claus of Germany and Diane Woodward, wife of Gary of California.  Joe is predeceased by his sister, Anne Bryner, his brother, Patrick Bryner, and his Greyhounds, Shadow, Albie, Mimi, Romeo, Lucy, Dozer, and Sunny.

               Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 or to the charity of choice.  Bean Funeral Homes, Sinking Spring is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at

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