Parkland Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

John D. Miller

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

retired Allentown police sergeant

John D. Miller, 51, died Nov. 19, 2018.

Born in Coaldale, he was a 1985 graduate of Whitehall High School and a 1989 graduate of Penn State University.

He had a fulfilling career as a sergeant for the Allentown Police Department from which he retired in March 2007.

He loved family, Penn State, the Dallas Cowboys and fishing off the dock in Ocean City, Md.

He enjoyed spending time watching his sons play baseball, creating incredible gourmet meals and gardening.

Richard Joseph Witt

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

assistant fire chief

Richard Joseph “Rick” Witt, 53, of Germansville, died on Dec. 6, 2018, in Breinigsville.

Born May 29, 1965, in Fountain Hill, he was the son of Donald G. and Joan (Weber) Witt of Germansville.

He was an electrician at G.C. Electric Co., Allentown, since 1985.

A 1984 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, he was an active firefighter, for more than 25 years, currently serving as assistant chief and past president of Goodwill Fire Co. No. 1, Germansville.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting.

Janice M. George

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Asbury Methodist Church

Janice M. George, 81, of Allentown, died peacefully Dec. 3, 2018, in her home with her family members by her side.

She and her husband Dale A. George were married 58 years.

Born May 5, 1937, in Buffalo, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Merle and Ethel (Wagner) Porter.

A registered nurse, she worked at Abington Hospital for several years before having a family.

She volunteered at the Tree Top Gift Shop, Lehigh Valley Hospital for 35 years.

Additionally, she worked in the family business, Kleckner and Sons, Whitehall and Emmaus.

Salvatore Villano

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

accomplished sculptor

Salvatore Villano, 73, of Coplay, died Dec. 10, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife Mary (Mladinich) Villano were married 52 years last July 9.

Born Dec. 13, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Pasquale and Jenny (Santaniello) Villano.

An accomplished sculptor creating beautiful wire trees, he was also a graphic artist owning and operating the former DesignGroup in Miller Place, Long Island, N.Y. for many years before retiring in 2006.

Elaine E. Snyder

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Faith Lutheran Church

Elaine E. Snyder, 85, formerly of Schnecksville, died Dec. 7, 2018, in Voorhees, N.J.

She was the wife of the late Paul V. Snyder.

Born Feb. 15, 1933, in New Ringgold, Schuylkill County, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd C. and Elberta M. (Shellhammer) Gerber.

A member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, she was member of the prayer group and W.E.L.C.A.

Erik David Dimmich

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former packer at Amazon

Erik David Dimmich, 57, of Slatington died on Nov. 30, 2018, in his home.

Born Dec. 27, 1960, in Fountain Hill, he was the son of William H. Dimmich and his wife, Elizabeth, of Walnutport, and Sandra C. (Shively) Hinnershitz and her husband, Robert, of Blandon.

He was formerly employed as a packer at Amazon. Before that, he was a chef in various restaurants in the Lehigh Valley.

Frederick A. Scherer

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

independent truck driver

Frederick A. Scherer, 77, of Slatington, died Dec. 3, 2018, at home.

He and his wife Diane M. (Geiger) Scherer were married 55 years.

Born April 21, 1941, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frederick J.A. and Stella D. (Eckroth) Scherer.

He was an independent truck driver for many years before retiring.

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

LaRue E. Anglestein

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Ironton

LaRue E. Anglestein, 84, of Whitehall, died peacefully Dec. 1, 2018, in her home.

She and her husband, Ralston Anglestein, were married 65 years.

Born in Ironton, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Hilda (Gantz) Oswald.

A member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, she was a member of the Altar Guild.

She enjoyed volunteering at the Catasauqua Thrift Shop.

She was a seamstress at the former Fuller Sportswear and Jill Togs for more than 40 years.

Thomas A. Bachman Sr.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

chauffeur at Air Products

Thomas A. Bachman Sr., 75, of New Ringgold, formerly of Newside, died Nov. 19, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife Patricia C. (Noti) Bachman were married 54 years on Aug. 22.

Born March 15, 1943, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Albert C. and Loretta R. (Bauder) Bachman.

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

A chauffeur at Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Trexlertown, for 15 years, he retired in 2003.