Parkland Press

Friday, July 3, 2020

Donald H. Gasser

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of VFW Post 12099

Donald H. Gasser, 76, of Germansville, died June 24, 2020, in his home.

He and his wife, Dianne (Heebner) Gasser, were married 50 years last July 19.

Born April 17, 1944, in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, he was the son of the late Russell W. and Elizabeth (Smulligan) Gasser.

He faithfully and honorably served his county in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Cuban Missile Crisis with a rank of corporal.

A machinist at the former Schaefer and Stroh breweries, Fogelsville, for 30 years, he retired in 2001.

Louise M.A. Mengel

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Zion’s Church

Louise M.A. Mengel, 80, of Fogelsville, died June 24, 2020.

She and her husband, Carl G. Mengel, would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late LeRoy and Mary (Trexler) Werley.

She spent her entire life on her family’s farm.

She was a member of Zion’s Church, Hamburg.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Gary, and his wife, Cheryl; daughters Brenda, wife of Dean Vermeulen and Sharon, wife of Michael Martucci; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mary L. Bishop

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland teacher

Mary L. Bishop, 88, of Salisbury Township, died on June 22, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late George W. “Bill” Bishop Jr.

Born in South Whitehall, she was a daughter of the late Tilghman C. and Ella G. (Butz) King.

She was a member of Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall Township.

A 1950 graduate of Allentown High School and a 1954 graduate of Kutztown Teachers College, she taught for several years in the Parkland School District.

LaRue L. Weiss

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ebenezer UCC

LaRue L. Weiss, 92, of New Tripoli, died June 29, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Warren C. Weiss.

Born Feb. 15, 1928, in Lynn Township, she was the daughter of the late Robert G. and Hilda L. (Werley) Herber.

She was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.

Edna M. Warmkessel

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

owned beauty shop

Edna M. Warmkessel, 94, of Coplay, formerly of Schnecksville, died June 28, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Erwin J. Warmkessel.

Born May 5, 1926, in Longswamp Township, Berks County, she was the daughter of the late Grover J. and Eva M. (Latchaw) Guldin.

She owned and operated the former Edna’s Beauty Shop, Schnecksville, for 20 years and Catasauqua for five years.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

Mary H. Frederick

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Emmanuel Methodist Church

Mary H. Frederick, 84, formerly of S. 9th St., Allentown, died on June 25, 2020, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late Karl F. Frederick.

Born Dec. 30, 1935, in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of the late William K. and Myra H. (Cook) Gorens.

Before her marriage, she worked at the former Brown’s Shoe Factory, Allentown, for several years.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Allentown, where she formerly sang with the choir and served on several church committees.

William R. Laudenslager

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

supervisor at Mack Trucks

William R. “Bill” Laudenslager, 76, of Allentown, died June 25, 2020, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

He and his wife, Alberta V. (Furlong) Laudenslager, were married 55 years on April 24.

Born Aug. 15, 1943, in Quakertown, Bucks County, he was the son of the late James R. and Marian P. (Crouthamel) Laudenslager.

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

A supervisor at Mack Trucks Inc., Macungie, for 38 years, he retired in 2011.

Raymond E. Keiper

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Mack Trucks

Raymond E. Keiper, 73, of Orefield, died peacefully June 16, 2020, surrounded by his loving family in his residence.

He was the loving husband of Barbara J. (Fillman) Keiper for more than 48 years, they married on May 13, 1972.

Born June 29, 1946, in Allentown, he was the son of Martha V. (Rothrock) Keiper and the late Ernest F. Keiper.

A 1965 graduate of Dieruff High School, Allentown, he was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran who honorably served his country from 1966-70.

Kenneth Stein Jr.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Kenneth Stein Jr., 53, of Allentown, died June 18, 2020, in his home.

He and his wife, Isabel Santos, were married 11 years last Nov. 8.

Born Aug. 10, 1966, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Diane T. (Kuhns) Stein Sr.

He was a truck driver at Waste Management, Pen Argyl, for more than 35 years.

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

Marie C. Molloy

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Asbury United Methodist Church

Marie C. (Straub) Molloy, 105, of Allentown, died June 20, 2020, in Luther Crest Health Center, South Whitehall Township.

She was the wife of the late Emmet M. Molloy Sr.

Born Feb. 5, 1915, in Lehighton, Carbon County, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Esther (Olewine) Straub.

A graduate of the Presbyterian Hospital, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, she was a registered nurse in the emergency room of Coaldale Hospital for three years.

She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall, and a 40-year volunteer with the American Red Cross.