Parkland Press

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Eugene F. Held

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

great-grandfather of seven

Eugene F. Held, 76, formerly of Emmaus, died Nov. 24, 2019, in Lehigh Center, Macungie.

He was the husband of the late Betty Ruth (Callery) Held.

Born Aug. 28, 1943 in Allentown.

He was the son of the late Charles and Patricia (Lukow) Dell.

His survivors include sons Bret Miller (Wanda) of Coplay, Joseph E. Held (Megan) of South Whitehall Township, Michael F. Held of Allentown, Daniel C. Held (Kimberly) of Macungie; brother Charles Dell of Texas; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

His service was private.

Allison Michael Bradbury

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

belonged to First Baptist Church

Allison Michael Bradbury, 87, died on Nov. 26, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

A beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Middleport.

A son of the late Allison J. and Anna (Bobal) Bradbury, he met the love of his life, Ellen L. Sherman, at Allentown High School and graduated in 1950. They were married on May 23, 1953, and celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this year.

He and his wife had three children, Cheryl, Mark and Anne.

Branden T. Hartman

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Aco II Mechanical

Branden T. Hartman, 25, of Germansville, died Nov. 26, 2019, from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Washington Township.

He and his wife, Ashley L. (Everett) Hartman, were married on Oct. 12.

Born April 3, 1994, in Easton, he was the son of John J. Hartman Jr. and Patricia A. (Brunstetter) Hartman of Easton.

He graduated from Easton Area High School, Class of 2012, and Triangle Tech, Bethlehem, Class of 2014, with top honors earning an Associate degree in carpentry and construction.

John Gulich

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Heidelberg Game Association

John “Taxi” Gulich, 65, of Allentown, died Nov. 26, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Wilkes Barre, he was a son of the late John Gulich and Bertha (Long) Huber.

A truck driver for many companies in the Lehigh Valley, he was a member of the Heidelberg Game Association.

Marian S. Denny

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Asbury Methodist Church

Marian S. Denny, 83, of Allentown, died Nov. 24, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Jack D. Denny, celebrated 59 years of marriage in March.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Irene E. (Kidd) Smith.

A member of Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall, she was a member of the church women’s board.

She was on the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Council and a past president of the Waldheim Civic Group.

Philip D. De Pinto

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Philip D. De Pinto, 89, of Orefield, died Nov. 29, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Mary A. (Buonarota) De Pinto, were married 65 years on June 27.

Born Aug. 21, 1930, in Molfetta, Italy, he was the son of the late Corrado and Carmela (De Bari) De Pinto.

In 1979, he graduated from LCCC, Schnecksville, with an Associate degree in business management.

He retired in 1992 as a supervisor at Kraft Foods, Fogelsville, and Hillside, N.J., after 40 years of service.

Thomas P. Benner

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of New Life Lutheran Church

Thomas P. Benner, 79, of New Tripoli, died Nov. 28, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Marianne A. (Fritz) Benner, were married more than 29 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul G. Benner and Margaret M. (Powers) Benner.

Before retiring, he was a foreman at Bethlehem Steel for more than 30 years.

He was a member of New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Tripoli.

He enjoyed hunting, and for more than 32 years he raised white-tailed deer.

Lynn A. Stout

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Emmaus Moravian Church

Lynn A. Stout, 72, of Allentown, died Nov. 27, 2019, in Lower Macungie Township.

She and her husband, Jeryl N. Stout, were married 49 years.

Born May 24, 1947, in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Sylvanus F. and Margaret R. (Casey) Mowrey.

She was an active member of Emmaus Moravian Church.

Rowland J. Kratzer

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

life member of Oakmont Tennis Club

Rowland J. “Rollie” Kratzer, 71, of Whitehall, died suddenly at home on Nov. 17, 2019.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen and Margaret J. (Hendricks) Kratzer Jr.

A 1966 graduate of Louis E. Dieruff High School, he was a clerk, and then in production for Mack Trucks, Allentown and Macungie, working 30 years until retiring.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era as a teletype specialist.

An avid tennis player, he enjoyed his life membership at the Oakmont Tennis Club, Allentown.

Judith K. Labenberg

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

1955 Parkland graduate

Judith K. Labenberg, 82, formerly from Emmaus, died on Nov. 20, 2019, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late William H. Labenberg.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Carl F. and Arlene A. K. (Kratzer) Schmoyer.

She graduated with honors from Parkland High School in 1955 and from Muhlenberg College in 1967.

Before retiring, she was office administrator at Trexler Funeral Home, Allentown, for more than 20 years.

She previously was an English teacher in the East Penn School District.