Theresa Scalese, 92, of Newmanstown, died January 7, 2023 at Ephrata Manor, Ephrata.
She was the widow of Rudolph Scalese who died April 20, 2004.
Born March 22, 1930, in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Salvatore and Rose (Grillo) Modano.
Theresa was employed as a salesclerk with Rieger’s Cards and Gifts, Muhlenberg Township for 14 years.
She was a member of St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church, Robesonia.
Surviving are her two sons: Rudolph Scalese, husband of Marylou Scalese of Exeter Township; and Dennis Scalese, husband of Rebecca of Newmanstown.
Other survivors include her four grandchildren: Ryan Scalese, Katelyn Scalese, Marissa Scalese, and Ethan Scalese.
In addition, she is survived by her sister, Josephine Bigos of West Lawn.
Theresa was preceded in death by her brothers, Tony Modano and Charlie Modano.
A committal service will be held Thursday, January 12th at 11 a.m. at Chapel of Resurrection at Gethsemane Cemetery. 
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Reading, is in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences,
visit In lieu flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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