Sandra H. Hanson

Sandra H. Hanson died at Phoebe Berks on Sept. 18th, 2022, at age 90.  Formerly of Reiffton.  Daughter of Harlan D. and Ruth R. Post, widow of Thomas L. Hanson.  Survived by her daughter Cynthia L. Hanson of Phoenixville, her sister Eileen Wilson of Knoxville, and her brother- and sister-in law and niece and nephew. 

Since her husband’s death in 1985, she was a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association, and volunteered with them for many years.  Originally an elementary  school teacher, she became a school librarian, working for many years in the Pottstown school district.  She was a champion of reading and the written word, most especially in books, and helped establish the Exeter Community Library in 1999.  She was a member of the Friends of the Library until the end of her life, as well as the Friends of the Berks County Libraries, and had served as President of the Friends of the Exeter Community Library.  She was devoted to the power and magic of storytelling, as well as the power of friendship. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday Oct. 15th at 11:00 AM, at Pennside Presbyterian Church, 253 North 25th Street, Reading PA  19606. 

Donations in her memory may be made to the Friends of the Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Dr., Reading PA 19606.