Parkland Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

Frederick K. Kitson

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Air Products

Frederick K. Kitson, 90, of Macungie, died June 9, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He was the husband of Barbara A. (Grim) Kitson for 41 years in May, and the late Jane E. (Heller) Kitson.

He was a son of the late Harold and Margaret (Holder) Kitson.

A 1944 graduate of Springfield High School, Erdenheim, Montgomery County, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve at age 17 serving on active duty in the Pacific before being discharged in 1946.

Julie A. Herman

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

mother of a daughter

Julie A. Herman, 30, of East Stroudsburg, died June 2, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Michael Herman of Allentown and Tanya (Strohl) Stockman of East Stroudsburg.

Her survivors include father, Michael and wife Lisa; mother, Tanya and husband Robert; daughter Natalya Rivera of Allentown, paternal grandmother Faye Herman of Emmaus; sisters Destiny Miller of Tamaqua and Kelsey Herman of Allentown; brothers Matthew Miller of Tamaqua, Tyler and Logan Stockman of East Stroudsburg, nieces and nephews.

Father, daughter dance June 16

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

S. Whitehall

Girls are invited to bring their dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers to the South Whitehall Township Daddy and Daughter Dance 6-8 p.m. on June 16 at Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

Semiformal attire requested. There will be a disc jockey, photo booth, food and prizes.

There is a fee per couple, and per additional daughter.

Purchase tickets at the South Whitehall Township building via cash or check made out to South Whitehall Township.

For information, visit

Raymond G. Shuey

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

Raymond G. “Ray” Shuey, 79, of Orefield, died June 12, 2017, in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of the late Mary Anne (Charnogursky) Shuey.

Born Sept. 29, 1937, in Frackville, he faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during a peacetime era.

He retired in 2008 from National Penn Bank as a senior vice president of purchasing and facilities.

Before that, he was facilities manager at the former Nations Credit and Finance America, both in Allentown.

Laurie A. Tyeryar

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Surgery Center of Allentown

Laurie A. (Bell) Tyeryar, 57, of New Tripoli, died June 7, 2017, in her home.

Born April 6, 1960, in Montgomery County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Arlington L. and Betty A. (Tingle) Bell.

She was employed at the Surgery Center of Allentown.

Her survivors include a son Talon J. Tyeryar of Allentown; brother Arlington J. Bell and his wife, Susan, of Allentown; and nephews and nieces Curtis, Steven and Rachel Bell.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at

Arrangements were made by Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Schnecksville.

William J. Hildebeitel

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

milk truck driver

William J. Hildebeitel, 93, of Kempton, died June 6, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the widower of Dolores J. (Wenrich) Hildebeitel.

Born in Lehigh County, he was a son of the late Lee H. and Mae (Geisinger) Hildebeitel.

A farmer in Lanark, he was then a milk truck driver for various companies for many years.

He was a member of the Fogelsville, Lynnport, and New Tripoli fire companies, and was a Weisenberg Township supervisor from 1980-89.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Lillian M. Hausman

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

resided in Cedarbrook

Lillian M. Hausman, 92, formerly of Walnutport, died June 12, 2017, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall, where she resided.

Born Jan. 31, 1925 in Neffs, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Iva S. (Everett) Hausman.

Her survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Services and interment will be at the convenience of the family at Union Church Cemetery, Neffs. There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cedarbrook Activities Fund c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

Fundraiser on June 17

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The 13th annual Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament is set for June 17 at the Lehigh County Athletic Fields, Cedar Creek Parkway, Broadway and Parkway Road, South Whitehall Township.

Twenty-two teams will be competing and more than 800 friends, players, family and community members will attend.

St. Luke’s University Health Network will be returning as the presenting sponsor.

Former Philadelphia Eagles place-kicker and six-time NFL pro-bowler David Akers will attend.