Parkland Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Milton J. Hechler

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Friedensville Lutheran Church

Milton J. Hechler, 89, of Schnecksville, formerly of Center Valley, died on Feb. 25, 2019, in his home.

He was the widower of Helen M. (Hauck) Hechler, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.

Born in New Ringgold, he was a son of the late William and Cora (Hafer) Hechler.

He was a maintenance worker and a bus driver for the Salisbury Township School District.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of Friedensville Evangelical Lutheran Church, Center Valley.

Donna Marie Kratzer

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Donna Marie Kratzer, 64, of New Tripoli, formerly of Emmaus, died Feb. 28, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late LeRoy C. Kratzer Jr.

Born Nov. 26, 1954, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Sarmir) Mlynek.

She was a secretary in the Lehigh County Adult Probation Office, Allentown, for 10 years before retiring in 2005.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Patsy E. (Krull) Prospal, 84, of Schnecksville, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Richard O. Prospal. Born in Chicago, IL, August 7, 1934, Patsy was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Catherine Krull. She was employed as a secretary at the former Whitehall Development, Inc. for several years before retiring. Prior to that, she worked at Pepper Construction in Chicago.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Thelma Dolores (Olson) Schertzinger, 99, of Slatington, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late James M. Schertzinger. Born in Newark, NJ, September 11, 1919, Thelma was the daughter of the late Knute and Lillian Olson. She will forever be remembered for her patience, kindness and loving spirit who enjoyed relaxing at the cabin and traveling with her husband.

Daniel C. Roman

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

CEO of former Centurion Business Forms

Daniel C. Roman, 75, of Slatington, formerly of Whitehall, died March 1, 2019, in his home.

He and his wife Patricia J. (Genovese) Roman were married 49 years last June 28.

Born Oct. 26, 1943, in Fort Bragg, N.C., he was the son of the late Carl Anthony and Pauline Ann (Tunella) Roman.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a radioman on the USS Long Beach, the first nuclear powered missile cruiser to travel the world.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Alfred F. Wolfe, 99, of Allentown, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital – Allentown Campus. He was the husband of the late Arlene M. (Church) Hendricks Wolfe and Helen J. (Goebert) Wolfe. Born in Lebanon, Lebanon County, November 17, 1919, Alfred was the son of the late Harry Alfred and Sarah Irene (Freed) Wolfe. He was the Eastern PA territory manager for Standard Milling Co. based in Kansas City, MO and also for various Philadelphia Food Brokers. Additionally, Alfred worked at several men’s clothing stores in the Lehigh Valley part-time. He was a member of the former St.

Paul G. Billig Sr.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jerusalem “Red” Church

Paul G. Billig Sr., 91, of New Tripoli, died Feb. 27, 2019, in Kutztown Manor, Kutztown.

He was the husband of the late Doris J. “Dolly” (Correll) Billig, who died March 2, 2017.

Born in Lynn Township, he was a son of the late Gorman R. and Regina M. (Eschbach) Billig Sr.

After graduating from Slatington High School, he served as a special medical aide for the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was the owner of the former Billig Contracting and Heating Company, New Tripoli, until retiring in 2007.

Helen May Mosser

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ebenezer UCC

Helen May Mosser, 91, of New Tripoli, died on Feb. 20, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Her husband, Charles H. Mosser, died in 1982.

Born March 26, 1927, in West Penn Township, she was a daughter of the late Elbert F. and Katie (Daubenspeck) Womer.

She attended Tamaqua High School.

She worked alongside her husband on their farm in Lynn Township and previously worked at the former Atlas Powder Company, Reynolds.

A past member of the Claussville Garden Club, she was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.

Edward A. Hartman

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Cathedral St. Catherine of Siena

Edward A. Hartman, 93, died on Feb. 24, 2019, in Blanco, N.M.

He was the son of the late Edward A. and Mary (Donahue) Hartman.

He and his wife Margaret M. (Schmidt) Hartman were married 61 years.

He was the manager of IVB Bank and vice president and branch manager of First Union Bank, Allentown.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Farmington, N.M., and Cathedral St. Catherine of Siena, Allentown.

He was a member of the radio club in Farmington and an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister.

Donald C. Bowers

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Donald C. Bowers, 72, of Kunkletown, formerly of Slatington, died Feb. 25, 2019, in his home.

He and his wife Donna M. (Blose) Bowers were married 44 years last May 18.

Born Sept. 11, 1946, in Newside, he was the son of the late Harry and Dorothy (Kemp) Bowers.

He worked in the Ingot and Mold Foundry at the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 30 years.

He was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.