Jeanette Gernert, 91, of West Reading, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2023, in the care of Reading Hospital. She was the widow of Earl W. “Tuna” Gernert, who passed away in 2014.

Born in West Reading to the late Tomasso and Assunta (Raffanelli) Campitelli, Jeanette graduated from West Reading High School. She worked as a Spooler for Narrow Fabric Mill from 1980 until her retirement, shortly before the mill's closure in 2011.

Jeanette was a life-long member of Sacred Heart Church. She was a quiet, private woman whose greatest joy was always her family. She enjoyed playing Bingo.

Jeanette’s family would like to recognize the dedicated and compassionate care the staff of N2-South provided to Jeanette.

Left to treasure Jeanette’s memory are her daughter, Donna A. Sweigert, wife of Gregg, of Exeter; her grandchildren, Kristen Stufflet (Mark) and Scott Sweigert (Samantha); and great grandson, Travis, with one more great grandson expected. Jeanette is also survived by her brother, Thomas Campitelli of Cummings, GA, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to her husband and parents, Jeanette was predeceased by her siblings, Anthony, Stefan, Joseph, and Mary Krug.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Animal Rescue League of Reading, 58 Kennel Rd, Birdsboro, PA 19508, or

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Sacred Heart Church, 740 Cherry St, West Reading, PA 19611, with entombment to follow at Gethsemane Cemetery’s Chapel of St. George, Hyde Park. Visitation with the family will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc, 739 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611. Condolences may be expressed at

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