Harry John Shalter, 86, of Reading passed away with his loving wife by his side on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in the Reading Hospital. Born in Reading, he was the oldest son of the late Harry E. and Tillie (Pinkasavage) Shalter. Harry was the husband of Patricia A. (Graczyk) Shalter, together they shared almost 65 years of marriage. Harry proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War Era. He worked at Met Ed for 38 years mostly as an electrical construction worker and retired as a foreman. Harry was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Harry played baseball in a local league until he was 40. He also loved to bowl, fish, and hunt. In addition to his wife, Patricia A. Shalter, Harry is survived by his son, Scott A. Shalter, fiancé to Anne Miller. Also surviving are his granddaughters, Katie-Ann O’Reilly, wife of Patrick and Jessica Shalter, his sister, Elizabeth Biondo, and his nephews, Mitchell Millard, Darryl Millard, and Jason Biondo. Harry is preceded in death by his siblings, Karen Shalter, Edward Shalter, and Mary Shalter-Meshinski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 740 Cherry Street, West Reading, Friday, June 4, 2021 at 10:00 am. The family will receive friends and relatives in Sacred Heart RCC on Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery with honors rendered by the United States Army. Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home, 444 N. 9th Street, Reading is in charge of arrangements. Please visit for full obituary and to make online condolences.

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