Parkland Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Karen P. Hoke

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Tarkett

Karen P. Hoke, 64, of Allentown, died June 15, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

She and her husband Raymond F. Hoke were married 37 years.

Born in Morrisville, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Wayne H. and Sylvia (Ward) Page.

Valedictorian of her high school class in Smithburg, Md., she graduated from Lebanon Valley College.

For 30 years, she was employed at Tarkett.

She enjoyed reading and knitting.

Charles M. Snyder

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

sheet metal worker

Charles M. Snyder, 89, of South Whitehall Township, died June 16, 2017, in ManorCare, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Grace E. (Mumbauer) Snyder.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Victor and Grace (Stauffer) Snyder.

He served in the U.S. Army.

For 47 years, he was a sheet metal worker at Pennsylvania Supply Company.

He was an avid trap shooter, hunter and fisherman.

His survivors include children Jean Snyder, Karen, wife of Michael Polgar, and Charles M. Jr., and wife, Carol; and grandchildren Nathan, Andrea and Alena.

Radio club holding drill

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

east allen

There will be an amateur radio emergency preparedness drill by the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club, which will operate a 24-hour radio based communication drill with other stations in the United States and Canada 2 p.m. June 24-25 from East Allen Township’s Bicentennial Park (Pavilion C)

The American Radio Relay League, national organization for amateur radio, sponsors the drill annually.

More than 35,000 amateur radio operators will participate.

Field Day, a chance to see amateur radio operation, is open to the public for free.

Stamp show on June 24

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Philatelic Society will sponsor the Eastern Pennsylvania Stamp Show 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 24 at Jordan United Church of Christ, 1837 Church Road, South Whitehall.

Admission and parking are free.

The show will feature some 15 dealers, 25 tables, a kids’ area offering free stamps and collecting materials, and hundreds of dollars in door prizes.

The club will also accept donations of stamps and supplies that will be provided to local veterans’ groups and other charitable organizations to promote the hobby.

Joseph L. Niezgoda

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker

Joseph L. Niezgoda, 87, of Allentown, died June 14, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Anne I. (Nizio) Niezgoda were married 63 years last Aug. 8.

Born July 17, 1929, in Larksville, Luzerne County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Malodobra) Niezgoda.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, and his Master’s in Business Administration degree at The University of Scranton.

Harold B. Carpenter

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Living Stone Fellowship

Harold B. Carpenter, 76, of New Tripoli, died June 12, 2017, in his home.

Born Nov. 9, 1940, in Plainfield, Somerset County, N.J., he was the son of the late Norman B. and Vera (Robinson) Carpenter.

A self-employed mechanic, he restored automobiles in New Tripoli for many years.

He was a member of Living Stone Fellowship, New Tripoli, and the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Susan J. Fields

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

caregiver with Comfort Keepers

Susan J. Fields, 58, of Hamburg, died June 13, 2017, in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Lillian M. (Kressley) Gressley of New Tripoli and the late Elmer H. Gressley.

She was a caregiver with Comfort Keepers of Berks County for eight years.

A member of the former Northwestern Lehigh Jayceettes, the Kutztown Jaycee Women, and Kutztown Jaycees, she served as the first woman president with that club.