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Monday, March 30, 2020

Earl B. Lynn

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Cedar UCC

Earl B. Lynn, 96, of Allentown, died March 5, 2020, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Marion L. (Haines) Lynn.

Born in Catawissa, Columbia County, he was the son of the late Luther and Evelyn (Bowen) Lynn.

He was a member of Cedar United Church of Christ, South Whitehall.

Since 1964, he owned E.B. Lynn Oil Co. which he continued into the late 1990s.

In his early years, he was a private plane aviator who continued his love for travel and always was looking for a place to go.

Amelia Kokolus

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist parishioner

Amelia “Millie” Kokolus, 89, of Coplay, died peacefully March 14, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was married to the love of her life, Stanley Kokolus, and theirs was a love story for almost 68 years.

Born June 27, 1930, in Ormrod, North Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late Alois R. and Marie (Sommers) Bauer. She was a lifetime parishioner of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Stiles, Whitehall.

Her lifelong passion was her devotion and love for her husband and family.

Gerald L. Gehris

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s UCC

Gerald L. Gehris, 83, of Allentown, died Feb. 29, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown.

Born Nov. 14, 1936, in Fogelsville, he was the son of the late Lewis A. Gehris and the late Edith (Beitler) Gehris.

He and his wife, Marie A. (Bochrowski) Gehris, were married 59 years.

He retired after many years of service from Mack Trucks, Macungie.

Before that, he worked for several years at the Trojan Powder Company, Allentown.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.

Thomas J. Butler

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

inside salesman

Thomas J. Butler, 72, of Orefield, died March 12, 2020, in his home.

He and his wife Susan A. (Andersen) Butler were married 49 years last September.

Born Nov. 6, 1947, in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of the late William and Doris (Costello) Butler.

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

He was an inside salesman with various companies in the electric industry.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

Joanne Sutton

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

medical claims adjustor

Joanne “Jo” Sutton, 58, of Schnecksville, formerly of Quakertown, died peacefully on March 14, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of Theodore R. Sutton.

Born Nov. 19, 1961, in Sommers Point, N.J., she was the daughter of the late George and Joan (Lippincott) Potts.

A 1980 graduate of Ocean City High School, she was a medical claims adjuster for Prudential and United Health Care for 30 years before retiring.

Ronald C. Christman

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Grace United Church of Christ

Ronald C. Christman, 72, of Orefield, died March 6, 2020, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Haring) Christman.

Born Dec. 19, 1947, in Orefield, he was the son of the late Alexander M. and Goldie B (Roth) Christman.

He was an operations manager at Weyerhaeuser Building Supplies, Allentown, for 10 years before retiring in 1992.

Before that, he worked for the former U.S. Plywood, Allentown, for 22 years.

He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Allentown.

Harold P. Fenstermaker

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

generational dairy farmer

Harold P. Fenstermaker, 92, formerly of Kempton, died March 5, 2020, in Cornerstone Living, New Tripoli.

He was the husband of the late Imogene A. (Hoffman) Fenstermaker.

Born June 18, 1927, in Kempton, he was the son of the late Paul N. and Elizabeth K. (Dietrich) Fenstermaker.

A generational dairy farmer in the Kempton area for his entire life, he was a member of the Lehigh County Farm Bureau.

He was a member of Jerusalem “Red” Church, Kempton.

Cristy L. DeLong

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

2001 Northwestern Lehigh graduate

Cristy L. DeLong, 37, of Coaldale, formerly of Slatington, died March 6, 2020, in her home.

Born Feb. 8, 1983 in Allentown, she was the daughter of Brian D. and Debra (Polzer) DeLong of Slatington.

A 2001 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, she was the loving mother of two young girls.

She was artistic, enjoyed hiking, rafting, and collecting crystals.

Dolores E. Silvius

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Faith Church

Dolores E. Silvius, 84, a former resident of Breinigsville and Hokendauqua, died peacefully March 2, 2020, in Whitehall Manor, while receiving loving care along with Lehigh Valley Hospice.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Oliver W. Resh, John Schlosser Sr. and the former Lillian Leabold.

She and her husband, Charles H. Silvius, were married 65 years.

A member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, she attended Faith Church, Trexlertown.

A 1953 graduate of Whitehall High School, she enjoyed being a homemaker.

Tracy L. Kocher

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

receptionist for Life Time Eye Care

Tracy L. Kocher, 58, of Allentown, died March 4, 2020, in her home.

She and her husband, James C. Kocher, were married four years.

Born Oct. 21, 1961, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Sturley Harman of Emmaus and the late Lucia (Ortt) Harman.

She was a receptionist for Life Time Eye Care Professionals, Center Valley, for approximately three years.

Before that, she owned and operated the former Country Capers store, Bethlehem, for 25 years.