DOUGLASSVILLETwo people found dead after a Berks County house fire over the weekend have been identified. Firefighters responded about 1 a.m. Sunday to the home in the 100 block of Orchard View Drive in Amity Township. 77-year-old Henry Fordham III and his 77-year-old wife, Sharon perished in the blaze that remains under investigation. An autopsy at Reading Hospital found the couple died of smoke inhalation and thermal burns. A son, Shawn Fordham, who was with them at the time of the fire, sustained minor injuries and was hospitalized and treated for smoke inhalation. He is in stable condition. The blaze was extinguished after several hours. Fordham was the President of the Allegheny East Conference of Seventh Day Adventists. On the Conference’s website, they are soliciting prayers for the Fordham and AEC family as they process their loss.

HENRY & SHARON FORDHAM