Sarah F. Rothermel Obituary 2024

Sarah F. Rothermel Obituary

Sarah F. Rothermel Obituary

Personal Information

  • Born: Philadelphia, PA
  • Died: May 20, 2024, at Columbia Cottage
  • Age at Death: 86
  • Parents: Charles G. and Katharine (Heady) Finch
  • Spouse: Daniel K. Rothermel (married for 63 years)

Education and Career

  • Graduated from Haverford High School
  • B.S. degree in Education from Pennsylvania State University
  • Fifth grade teacher in Arlington, VA and Coatesville, PA school districts
  • Admissions director for 15 years at Manor Care, Laureldale

Community Involvement

  • Volunteered for many years at the Woman’s Exchange of Reading, serving on its board
  • Important member of the Junior League of Reading, serving as president
  • Active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, serving on its vestry
  • Served on the board of Council on Chemical Abuse

Hobbies and Interests

  • Accomplished tole painter and stencil artist
  • Avid reader
  • Accomplished knitter
  • Enjoyed sailing, cruising, and traveling with her husband

Survived by

  • Husband: Daniel K. Rothermel
  • Daughter: Anne Reed
  • Son: Daniel F. Rothermel
  • Daughter: Melissa DeMotta
  • Grandchildren: Amelia, Parker, Erik, Elena, and Robert


  • Date: Friday, May 24th
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Location: Lamm & Witman Funeral Home, Wernersville, PA
  • Visitation: 9:30-10:30 AM, Friday, at the funeral home
  • Burial: Laureldale Cemetery, Reading, PA

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