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 To honor the life of the late Reading City Council President Jeffrey S. Waltman Sr., his colleagues on the Reading City Council have established the Jeffrey S. Waltman Sr. Legacy Fund of Berks County Community Foundation.

Distributions from this fund will improve recreation space or support recreational programs in the City of Reading.

To contribute to this fund online, visit

To mail contributions, make checks payable to Berks County Community Foundation and write "Waltman" in the memo line.

Mail them to:

Berks County Community Foundation
c/o Waltman
237 Court St.
Reading PA 19601

Jeff passed away unexpectedly at age 58 on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Reading Hospital.

Jeff served as a manager of Operations and Billing at Exide Corporation and went on to serve as Assistant Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch for many years. Jeff served as the president of the Reading City Council and will be deeply missed by his colleagues there.

Jeff enjoyed playing basketball, throwing football, writing poetry, reading, taking nature walks, hiking, and spending time with his granddaughters, whom he loved dearly. He will be remembered for his strong leadership, his appreciation for life, his generous heart, and his willingness to help others. Jeff is survived by his children: Ashley Waltman (Skyler) of Wyomissing and Jeffrey Waltman Jr. of Reading; his siblings: Edward Waltman, Jody Shifflett, and Karen Waltman; and two grandchildren: Sophia and Olivia. He is also survived by his longtime friend and the mother of his children, Christina Waltman.

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