How company started: The funeral home was founded in 1941 and originally located in a modest row home in the 1200 block of North 10th Street.
Key to company's success: Our family principles. The philosophy of founder John Feeney was to provide a dignified funeral service at a very reasonable price.
The John Feeney Funeral Home also prides itself on our family's military heritage and our commitment to dutifully serving those who served and sacrificed for our nation with the military honors they have earned.
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A popular city gathering spot is getting a makeover.
The Centre Park Historic District, in partnership with the city's public works department, is working to transform the park in the 700 block of Centre Avenue from a muddy space cluttered with trees into a grassy haven residents can enjoy throughout the year.
The organization got a big boost this week when a local businessman contributed a truckload of bright green sod to improve the terrain.
Michael Feeney, owner of John Feeney Funeral Home, said he heard about the effort to revamp the park and decided he would step up by purchasing $2,000 worth of sod for the cause.
Mike Feeney, 66, is the supervisor and director of the John P. Feeney Funeral Home in Reading, which was founded by his father, John. Throughout his time in the Reading area, he has managed five ski shops for Boscov's Department Stores; started the first para-transit service in eastern Pennsylvania and later the Reading Ambulance Service; served as Berks County coroner; and was a county commissioner from 1988 to 1992.