Gethsemane Cemetery & Mausoleum

Employee Profiles

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Timothy J. Kolasa

Timothy J. Kolasa

Tim is our Director. A graduate of Reading Central Catholic High School, Tim currently resides in Leesport with his wife Karen and their 3 children. He enjoys hunting and fishing in his free time. Tim has worked for St. Paul’s Parish or Gethsemane Cemetery since 1985.

Larry Sacco

Larry Sacco

Larry is our Family Service Manager and strives to convey to families that “people still do genuinely care”. A graduate of Reading High School in 1979, Larry served in the United States Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1981 to 1985. Larry currently resides in Ontelaunee Township with his fiancé Kathleen. They are members of Holy Guardian Angels Parish. Larry’s hobbies include working out, golfing and bowling. Larry favorite sport teams are the Philadelphia Phillies and the Minnesota Vikings. Larry also enjoys wine tasting and going to the beach. Larry has been with Gethsemane Cemetery since 2009.

Michael Hoffmaster

Michael Hoffmaster

Mike is our Senior Groundskeeper. A graduate of Reading High School in 1987, Mike currently resides in Auburn, Schuylkill County with his wife Shannon and their two children. Mike enjoys playing golf, bowling and basketball. He also has interests in model building and disc jockey. Mike has been with Gethsemane Cemetery since 1990.

Eric Hoffmaster

Eric Hoffmaster

Eric is our Foreman. He attended Reading High School. Eric currently resides on the property of Gethsemane, with his wife Candi, where he strives to maintain the beauty and integrity of the cemetery. They have 3 children. Eric enjoys riding motorcycle, video games, camping, fishing watching sports and being with family and friends. Eric has been with Gethsemane Cemetery since 1997.

Perry Loose

Perry Loose

Perry is one of our Groundkeepers. A graduate of Muhlenberg High School in 2003 with four years of Tech School for Plumbing and HVAC, Perry currently resides in Womelsdorf with his wife Tiffany and their two children. Perry’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, cooking and camping. Perry also has interests in football and the collecting of hot wheels. Perry is a firefighter and is Certified in First Aid and CPR with the Robesonia Fire Department. Perry has been with Gethsemane Cemetery since 2015.

Christopher Pacharis

Christopher Pacharis

Chris is one of our Groundkeepers. He graduated from Muhlenberg High School in 2008 and also attended college for accounting. Chris currently resides in Reading and enjoys astronomy, military history, gaming and building computers. His hobbies include gaming and coaching baseball. Chris has been with Gethsemane Cemetery since 2013.

Kyle Gensley

Kyle Gensley

Kyle is one of our Groundkeepers. A graduate of Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in 2008, Kyle currently resides in Robesonia where he enjoys listening to music and watching movies. Kyle’s hobbies include playing video games, fishing, bowling and mini golf. Kyle has been with Gethsemane Cemetery since 2013.

Lori Pauley

Lori Pauley

Lori is our Office Assistant. A graduate of Reading High School in 1981 and Berks Technical Institute with a degree in computer science, Lori currently resides in Bern Township with her husband, Gregory. They have 2 children. Lori is interested in all types of crafts including crocheting, sewing, quilling and macramé. She also enjoys reading and building puzzles. Lori is proficient in Excel, Access, Word and QuickBooks. Lori has been with Gethsemane Cemetery since 2009.

Karen Kolasa

Karen Kolasa

Karen is our Receptionist. She graduated from Schuylkill Valley High School in 1993, graduated Reading Area Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Human Services, and as a Certified Medical Assistant. Karen currently resides in Leesport with her husband and our Director, Tim and their 3 children. Karen enjoys relaxing with a good book and her family. Her hobbies include baking and arts and crafts. Karen has been with Gethsemane Cemetery since 2015.