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Levarn H. Nester, 86, husband of the late Ann R. (Mykitiak) Nester of Gilbertsville passed away on Monday, September 20, 2010, at Elmcroft Assisted Living Center in Reading.

Born in Washington Township, Pa., he was a son of the late Sallie (Herb) Nester and the late Daniel Nester.

He was an employee for 40 years of the former Firestone Tire & Rubber Company and the former Occidental Petroleum Company, both of Pottstown. Levarn was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a school bus driver for 10 years for the Boyertown School District. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Hill Lutheran Church of Boyertown. He was a life member of New Hanover Fire Company where he served as a volunteer fire policeman. He was a life member at Sassamansville Fire Company, New Berlinville Fire Company, Bechtelsville Fire Company, Gilbertsville Fire Company, and was a member of Pike Township Sportsmen’s Association. One of his proudest accomplishments was the fact that along with his late wife and family he had built his home literally from the ground up over the years.

Levarn is survived by a son; Glenn A. Nester (husband of Gale) of Pottstown, and their children; Lynne and Bryan, and their granddaughters; Geraldine and Ava Lynne, a daughter; Bonnie K. Stoltz (wife of Frank) of Reading, and their children; Sarah and Joseph, a daughter; Deborah A. Peters (wife of Jeffrey) of Northampton, and their children; Jacob and Hannah, a son; Randy L. Nester of Boyertown, and his daughter, Amanda. He is also survived by his sister; Rebecca N. Fry, of Boyertown. In addition to his wife, Levarn was also preceded in death by his son, the late Dennis Nester.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, September 25, 2010, starting at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Hill Lutheran Church, 244 Koch Road, Boyertown, Pa., 19512, with Pastor Jeff Odgren officiating, and to his Visitation on Saturday morning from 9:00-9:45 AM at the church. Burial will follow in Hill Church Cemetery, Pike Township.

Memorial contributions in his name can be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 330 S. 9th Street, 3rd Floor, Phila., Pa., 19107.

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