Parkland Press

Friday, October 18, 2019

Virginia Beidler

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Telephone Pioneers

Virginia Beidler, 92, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Allentown, died Oct. 12, 2019, in her home.

She and her husband, Donald A. Beidler, were married 47 years.

Born March 21, 1927, in Easton, Northampton County, she was the daughter of the late Elmer F. and Catherine (Ryerson) Hinkel.

A member of the Lehigh Valley Council of Telephone Pioneers, she was a secretary at the former Bell of Pennsylvania, Bethlehem, for 36 years before retiring in 1982.

She was a member of Joy Lutheran Church, Ocala.

Donald R. Cleaver Sr.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

enjoyed all things sports

Donald R. Cleaver Sr., 73 of Allentown, died Oct. 12, 2019.

He was the husband of Patricia (Rapp) Cleaver.

They were married almost 50 years.

Born in West Catasauqua, he was the son of the late Leonard and Lorene (Oswald) Cleaver.

He enjoyed all things sports, and he loved his pets and being a grandfather.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Francis E. Ellis

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Cedar Lutheran Church

Francis E. Ellis, 84, of Lower Macungie Township, died on Oct. 14, 2019, at home.

He and his wife, Linda E. (Erdman), shared more than 49 years of marriage.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Louis and Alta (Williams) Ellis.

Before retiring, he worked at BonTon and previously at Hess’s for 35 years, and Bethlehem Steel.

A member of Cedar Lutheran Church, Cetronia, South Whitehall, he served in the U.S. Army.

Kermit C. Loch

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s UCC, Seiberlingsville

Kermit C. Loch, 86, of New Tripoli, died Oct. 7, 2019, at home with his wife by his side.

He and his wife Roma K. (Holben) Loch, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in November 2018.

Born in Weisenberg Township, he was a son of the late Warren and Mabel (Bittner) Loch.

He and his wife owned the former K&R Loch Milk Hauling, New Tripoli, until retiring in 2000.

In addition to being a lifelong farmer, he was also a former truck driver for Peters Brothers, Lenhartsville, and Albright’s Mill, Kempton.

Carl K. Roth

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

Carl K. Roth, 83, of Orefield, died Oct. 12, 2019, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Jean L. (Wehr) Roth.

Born Aug. 30, 1936, in Northampton, he was the son of the late Kermit L. and Laura V. (Remaley) Roth.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during a peacetime era.

A welder at Sarco, Mack Trucks, Steel Structures and Bethlehem Iron Works for a combined total of 25 years, he retired in 2002.

Thomas A. Mulqueen

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

co-founder of Stonecrest Swim Club

Thomas A. Mulqueen, 87, of Macungie, formerly of Orefield and Allentown, died Oct. 3, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the husband of Ann F. (Hendrickson) Mulqueen.

Born April 23, 1932, in Allentown, he was the son of the late James T. Sr. and Alice M. (O’Neill) Mulqueen.

He was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and the Pennsylvania Military College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration, Class of 1955.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.

Catherine B. McKee

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Allentown SDA Church

Catherine B. “Kitty” McKee, 103, died peacefully Oct. 1, 2019, in her home.

She was daughter of the late Sebastian and Theresa Boyer.

She was predeceased by both her husband, James, and son, Bryan.

Her survivors include her daughter-in-law Mary McKee; great-niece Pam Rueland; niece Carol Miller, and other extended family members.

She will be missed by friends and neighbors, near and far.

Known as “Kitty,” she attained three patents, with only a grade-school education, while employed by Western Electric from 1949-78 when she retired.

Richard L. Craig Sr.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

resided in Weissport

Richard L. Craig Sr., 80, of Weissport, died Oct. 7, 2019, in Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Weatherly, Carbon County.

He was the husband of Ruby G. (Christman) Craig.

Born March 14, 1939, in Charleston, Coles County, Ill., he was the son of the late James L. and Mary L. (Johnson) Craig.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Richard L. Jr., and Calvin, Pamela and Paul Craig; and a stepson, Brian Christman.

His service will be private. There will be no calling hours.