Parkland Press

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Zachary J. Houlik

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

2013 Parkland High School graduate

Zachary J. Houlik, 22, formerly of Breinigsville, died suddenly May 4, 2018, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Franklin County, Va.

He is the son of Wendy J. (Hoppes) Houlik with Joseph Szakal of Whitehall, and James M. and Jean (Yingling) Houlik of Mechanicsburg.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, he was a 2013 graduate of Parkland High School.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Lees-McRae College in 2016 and his Master’s degree from Appalachian State University in 2017.

Martha J. Grim

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

parts coordinator at Eckroth

Martha J. Grim, 73, of New Tripoli, died May 7, 2018, in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia.

She and her husband Glen N. Grim were married 48 years on April 4.

Born Dec. 25, 1944, in Breinigsville, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Goldie F. (Schmoyer) Moyer.

She was a parts coordinator at Eckroth Equipment Co., Orefield, for six years before retiring in 2016.

Before that, she worked at Pikeville Equipment, Oley, Greenfields Farms, Mertztown, and Allen Organ, Macungie.

Hilda R. Gibson

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Lehigh Country Club

Hilda R. Gibson, 87, of Allentown, died May 3, 2018, in Luther Crest retirement community, South Whitehall.

Before retiring in 1987, she worked in purchasing for Mack Trucks.

As a member of Lehigh Country Club, she enjoyed golf and socializing.

Her favorite pastime was playing bridge and she enjoyed the stock market.

She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Caroline (Stranzl) Seyer; and her sisters Carolyn (Seyer) Steiner and Paula Seyer.

Her survivors include a sister Marion Farmer and her husband, Hugh Randolf, of Atlanta, Ga.; and nieces and nephews.

Dominic M. Morenci

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

master craftsman

Dominic M. “Chuck” Morenci, 91, of Allentown, died May 1, 2018, in Phoebe Home after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

He was the loving husband of the late Regina R. Morenci, who died March 3, 2017.

They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Oct. 13, 2016.

Born March 8, 1927, in Tresckow, he was the son of the late John and Scholastica (Moretti) Mariorenzi.

He graduated from Tresckow Elementary School and Hazleton High School.

Lorraine M. Krause

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of New Life Lutheran Church

Lorraine M. Krause, 85, of Slatington, died April 29, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Paul W. Krause were married 58 years last June 6.

Born Dec. 17, 1932, in Lowhill Township, she was the daughter of the late Arthur H. and Mildred P. (Krause) Hausman.

She and her husband owned and operated Krause Farms, Washington Township, throughout their married life.

Before that, she was a secretary at AT&T, formerly Western Electric, Allentown, and also for the former Trojan Powder Co., South Whitehall Township.

Charles M. Hoover

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

sales representative

Charles M. Hoover, 77, of Orefield, died peacefully May 1, 2018.

He and his wife Nancy A. (Prozonic) Hoover were married 45 years.

Born in Zanesville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Ralph M. and Genevieve (Barnhart) Hoover.

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

He was a sales representative for Giles and Ransome Inc., Whitehall, for many years before retiring.

Carl T. Ruch Sr.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

automobile mechanic

Carl T. Ruch Sr., 74, of Schnecksville, died May 1, 2018, in his home.

He and his wife Julia A. (Williams) Ruch were married 55 years.

Born May 26, 1943, in Schnecksville, he was the son of the late Emery Jacob and Myrtle Irene (Gogel) Ruch.

He was an automobile mechanic at Gilboy Ford, Whitehall, for 35 years before retiring in 2000.

In the 1960s, he drove race car No. 74, at various local racetracks.

An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a member of Grouse Hall, Ironton.

Patrick William Murray

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

infant son

Patrick William Murray, infant son of Damian and Sarah (Jolly) Murray, was born into the arms of Angels May 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

In addition to his parents and loyal pups, Copper and Gunner, he is survived by maternal grandparents Richard and Christine (Avenali) Jolly of Kane, paternal grandmother Sara (Rothenberg) Drey of Arizona, paternal grandfather Boyd Murray of Allentown, maternal great-grandparents Alfreta and Michael Avenali, Uncle Jesse Jolly, and Aunt Daniella Murray, along with extended family and friends.

Mary M. Ringer

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

assembler at former Western Electric

Mary M. Ringer, 90, of Whitehall, died April 28, 2018, in Lehigh Commons, Lower Macungie Township.

She and her husband Alton H.S. Ringer were married 53 years last Aug. 8.

Born June 23, 1927, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Grover P. and Cajus V. (Eisenhard) Marcks.

She was an assembler at the former Western Electric, Allentown, for 15 years before retiring in 1964.

Since her marriage, she co-owned and assisted her husband in the operation of their family farm in Whitehall for 38 years.

Timothy P. Hoch

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1986 Northwestern Lehigh graduate

Timothy P. Hoch, 49, of Slatington, died April 24, 2018, at the home of his parents in Orefield, surrounded by his family.

He and his spouse, Gabriel A. Monsalve, were together for 15 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Carl and Katharine (Behler) Hoch.

A 1986 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, he was employed by General Supply in Bethlehem for two years, and before that Eastern Industries for 16 years.

He was a shop steward for the Teamsters Union and was active in 4-H for many years.