Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Wyatt S. Newhard His strength brought out the best in the Northwestern community

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Wyatt S. Newhard, 14, of New Tripoli, died Nov. 3, 2018, in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after an 11-year battle with neuroblastoma.

Born Sept. 14, 2004, in Allentown, he was the son of Michael S. and Sarah M. (Evert) Newhard with whom he resided.

Wyatt was an eighth-grade student at the Northwestern Lehigh Middle School.

He was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Ziegels Union Church, Breinigsville.

Wyatt loved to play basketball and soccer, and was an avid hunter.

Concetta M. Weikel

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Francis of Assisi

Concetta M. “Connie” Weikel, 97, of Allentown, died Oct. 26, 2018, at home.

She and her late husband Claude H. Weikel were married more than 63 years.

Born in Benevento, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Jiulia (Barricella) Palatella.

Before retiring in the early 1980s, she was an assembler for Western Electric and Lucent.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Allentown.

Dwight H. Snyder

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union Lutheran Church

Dwight H. Snyder, 67, of Schnecksville, died Oct. 21, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born Sept. 13, 1951, in Allentown, he was the son of Marion L. (Hausman) Snyder of Schnecksville and the late Clifford C. Snyder.

He owned and operated the former Snyder’s Auto Repair, Schnecksville, for many years before retiring.

Before that, he worked in oil and gas exploration for Western Geophysical Corp. for several years.

He was a member of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, and I.O.O.F. 192, Schnecksville.

AnnaMae L. Snyder

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

teacher’s aide for CLIU 21

AnnaMae L. Snyder, 68, of Whitehall, died Oct. 23, 2018, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She and her husband, Thomas F. Snyder, were married 45 years.

Born Oct. 10, 1950, in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Elvin C. and Elva I. (Rex) Hunsicker.

She was a teacher’s aide for Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Schnecksville for 15 years before retiring.

She was a former volunteer at The Cat Shack Inc., Whitehall.

Kenneth E. Strohl

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

career with Stanley A. Strohl Chevrolet

Kenneth E. Strohl, 91, from Fogelsville, died on Oct. 19, 2018, in his home under the care of his family, following a courageous battle with cancer.

A loving and devoted husband, father and family man, he actually did marry the girl next door, his high school sweetheart, Jean L. Shaffer, who died in 2011.

They celebrated 62 years of marriage, and had three sons, two daughters-in-law, six grandchildren, four grandchildren-in-laws, and two great-grandchildren.

He was lovingly called “Pappy” by all.

Carolyn R. Reichl

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Erie Insurance Co. office manager

Carolyn R. Reichl, 79, of Orefield, died Oct. 15, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus.

She was the wife of the late William C. Reichl.

Born March 29, 1939, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Grace (LaFaw) Ruppert.

A 1957 graduate of Allen High School, she was the office manager for Erie Insurance Co. formerly located in Northampton for 30 years before retiring.

Erma A. Snyder

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s Lutheran Church

Erma A. Snyder, 94, of Fogelsville, died Oct. 24, 2018, at home.

She was the widow of Kenneth M. Snyder.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Gladys (Herster) Reiss.

She was a secretary for the Allentown School District from 1958-88.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fogelsville.

She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Thomas A. Hails

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan-Martin Lodge 673

Thomas A. Hails, 83, from Breinigsville, died Oct. 25, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the widower of Mary E. (McKee) Hails.

Born in Missouri, he was a son of the late Frank and Frances (Murphy) Hails.

He had a food brokerage and procurement business for most of his life and was known all around North America.

President of Thomas A. Hails Co., Inc., he loved training horses and enjoyed going to the casino and playing poker.

He was a member of Jordan-Martin Lodge 673 F.&A.M., Allentown.

Ruth M. Phillips

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union Lutheran Church

Ruth M. Phillips, 79, of Schnecksville, formerly of Neffs, died Oct. 26, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem.

She was the wife of the late Robert S. Phillips.

Born June 15, 1939, in Neffs, she was the daughter of the late Richard H. and Helen C. (Ruch) Schneck.

A secretary at the former Lehigh County Vocational Technical School, now Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, for nine years, she retired in 1989.

She was a member of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville.

Sarah Elizabeth Hoover

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Pocono Mountain East graduate

Sarah Elizabeth Hoover, 35, of Coplay, died Oct. 19, 2018, in her shared living home.

She was the beloved daughter of Joan M. (Brelsford) Hoover and the late David S. Hoover Ph.D.

She loved the water, Chick-fil-A french fries and Target.

She attended school at Whitehall-Coplay, Northwestern Lehigh, Parkland and Allentown school districts, before graduating from Pocono Mountain East High School in 2004.

She also attended programs at LifePath, Community Services Group, The LIFT Center, and shared living through Impact, Keystone Human Services and RHD.