Parkland Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Harold R. Gehringer

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ziegels Lutheran Church

Harold R. Gehringer, 87, of Kutztown. died April 11, 2018, at home.

He and his wife Mildred E.L. (Wessner) Gehringer were married 68 years last August.

Born in Weisenberg Township, he was a son of the late Robert and Lillian (Held) Gehringer.

He was a farmer all his life in Weisenberg Township and was a truck driver for the former Wessner’s Grains, Kutztown, for 30 years.

A member of Ziegels Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, he served 16 years on church council.

For 55 years, he was a member of the Seipstown Grange where he served as an officer on the board.

David J. Sterner

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former tree trimmer

David J. Sterner, 40, of Red Hill, died April 12, 2018, in Allentown.

Born in Reading, he was a son of George K. Sterner of Bechtelsville; and Linda D. (Dodson) Wojciechowski, wife of Gerald Wojciechowski, of Macungie.

He attended Boyertown School District and Lehigh Carbon Community College.

He was formerly a tree trimmer with Green Shadow Tree Service, Hellertown.

Pauline E. Henry

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of New Bethel Church

Pauline E. Henry, 102, died April 14, 2018, in Laurel Living Center, Hamburg.

She was the wife of the late George E. Henry.

Born in Albany Township, she was a daughter of the late Alvin and Ida (Snyder) Lutz.

Employed briefly as a cleaning lady for the Tom Schaeffer R.V. Business, Shoemakersville, in the late 1970s to early 1980s, her true passion was taking care of her family and home.

She loved to garden, embroider and bake for her family.

She was a member of New Bethel Church, Kempton.

John Cargill Robertson

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

historian for Albany Twp Historical Society

John Cargill Robertson, 60, of Albany Township, died suddenly in the Emergency Department of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after being stricken while volunteering with the Kempton Historical Society.

A loving father, son and brother, he valued his family and brought passion to all of his endeavors.

Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., he was a son of Susan (Ryan) Robertson, Kempton, and the late Chester J. Robertson Jr.

A member of Kempton New Church, Kempton, where he was former treasurer, he was currently serving as treasurer of the Old School Village project.

Willis E. Kuhns

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

entrepreneur

Willis E. Kuhns, 83, died April 14, 2018, a day before his 84th birthday, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Carol A. (Keim) Kuhns were married since 1971.

Born in Lower Macungie Township, he was the son of the late Willis B. and Leah R. (Guth) Kuhns.

He was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

One of six children, he graduated in 1952 from William Allen High School, near the top of his class.

He attended Penn State University on a U.S. Navy ROTC scholarship, earning dual degrees in engineering.

Raymond S. Bobiak

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jacob’s Church

Raymond S. Bobiak, 95, of Kempton, died April 10, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Lorraine L. (Kemmerer) Deily-Bobiak, celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary last September.

Born in Pleasant Valley, he was the son of the late Bruno and Louisa (Reichert) Bobiak.

The former owner of Sam’s Delicatessen, Quakertown, in the 1960s, he was later a welder for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem, until retiring in 1985.

He was a member of Jacob’s Church, New Tripoli, and the Kempton Fire Company.

Ruth L. Gruber

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

bookkeeper

Ruth L. Gruber, 64, of Slatington, died April 13, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Allen C. Gruber Sr. were married 47 years.

Born Oct. 12, 1953, in Palmerton, Carbon County, she was the daughter of William J. Jones Jr. and his wife, Ruth, of Emerald, and Helen M. (Musselman) Bertsch and her husband, Clint, of Walnutport.

She was a bookkeeper and secretary since 1975, for Allen Gruber Concrete Contractor Inc., Slatington.

Ericka H. Smith

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Merck and Co.

Ericka H. Smith, 52, of Breinigsville, died April 11, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband John A. Smith Sr. were married 27 years this month.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Melroy Sr. and Wilhelmena (Graham) Houser.

She worked in human resources for Merck and Co., based in Kenilworth, N.J., for many years.

Marjorie L. Haaf

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong member of Ziegels Lutheran Church

Marjorie L. Haaf, 94, of Allentown, died March 31, 2018.

She was a daughter of the late George D. and Elsa Yunkert Haaf.

A 1942 graduate of Allen High School, she attended pharmacy school in Philadelphia.

She was a teller for and worked in the wire transfer department of Allentown National Bank.

She spent her summers as a girl in Haafsville with her grandmother, brothers and cousin Anna.

Anna Marie Ritter

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Redeemer Lutheran Church

Anna Marie Ritter, 88, of Allentown, died April 4, 2018, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Samuel R. Ritter.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Morris and Ida (Hartman) Lichtenwalner.

Raised in Cetronia, she graduated from the former South Whitehall High School and was a self-employed seamstress for many years before retiring.

She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Allentown.