Arthur O. and Clara M. Schlegel
Arthur O. and Clara M. (Belleman) Schlegel felt that Berks County children with medical needs related to a disfigurement should be helped if their families didn’t have the resources to meet those needs. Out of that concern, they established the Arthur O. and Clara M. Schlegel Memorial Fund for Deformed Children of Berks County.
The Schlegels married in their mid-twenties and devoted their lives to each other and their neighborhood. They attended St. Mark’s United Church of Christ in Reading, and visited their loves ones in Leesport and at the Schlegel family farm (now Schlegel Park in Reading). Arthur worked for the trust departments of various banks, and he pursued his love of automobiles. Clara held a few offices jobs, but after her marriage she devoted her time to their home.
Arthur died on June 25, 1967 at age 68 and Clara died on April 19, 1988 at age 90. They are buried together at Charles Evans Cemetery in Reading. Today their legacy lives on through this charitable fund.