Parkland Press

Friday, June 5, 2020

Edwin L. Shupp

Thursday, May 28, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church

Edwin L. Shupp, 77, of Kempton, died May 21, 2020, at home.

He and his wife, Barbara J. (Scott) Shupp, were married 57 years on March 16.

Born in Lower Towamensing Township, he was a son of the late George and Alice (Waylon) Shupp.

A truck driver for the former Friedman’s Express for many years, as well as various other companies, he was a member of the Teamsters Union.

He was a member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church, New Tripoli.

He loved going bowling a couple times a week.

Miriam B. Masters

Thursday, May 28, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Northwestern Lehigh teacher

Miriam B. Masters, 102, formerly of Germansville, died May 21, 2020, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She was the widow of William H. Masters.

Born in Germans Corner, she was the daughter of the late Daisy L. (Bittner) Hunsicker.

She started teaching in Fivepointville, Lancaster County, and then went to Mantz’s School, a one-room schoolhouse, in Germansville.

She later taught at Northwestern Elementary School for many years, from which she retired after 40 years of teaching.

She liked to entertain her students with her musical talent.

Stephen A. Balazs

Thursday, May 28, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

accomplished musician

Stephen A. Balazs, 72, of Macungie, died May 22, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Rosemary (Fazekas), were married 52 years in February.

Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., he was a son of the late Louis and Joan (Farrington) Balazs.

A Vietnam veteran, he served in the Army and completed his enlistment in the Army Chorus.

An accomplished musician, he played both saxophone and piano.

He bowled in numerous bowling leagues over the years.

Raymond E. Holland

Thursday, May 28, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Holiday Hair founder

Raymond E. “Ray” Holland, 82, died peacefully on May 19, 2020.

A celebration of his life will be announced for later this fall. Memorial contributions may be presented to Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 Walnut St., Allentown, PA 18102; America on Wheels, 5 N. Front St., Allentown, PA 18102; or Minsi Trails Council, 991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home, Whitehall.

Marie M. Leslie

Thursday, May 28, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ziegels UCC

Marie M. Leslie, 92, of Macungie, died May 16, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the widow of Marvin C. Leslie.

Born in Maxatawny Township, she was a daughter of the late Edmund and J. Susan (Herbein) Schlegel.

She was a sewing machine operator for the former Wenton Shoe and Adidas Athletic, Kutztown.

She was a member of Ziegels United Church of Christ, Breinigsville, where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years.

She was also an auxiliary lifetime member of the American Legion, Topton

Patricia L. Erickson

Thursday, May 28, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of New Life Lutheran Church

Patricia L. Erickson, 73, of Allentown, formerly of New Tripoli, died May 22, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the beloved wife of Sven G. Erickson for 52 years.

Born in Levittown, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Esther Leugers.

She was an office manager for Rodale Press, Emmaus, until retiring.

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

Elizabeth Walsh

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Elizabeth “Betty” Walsh, 91, formerly of Scranton, and Winter Haven, Fla., died on April 28, 2020, in Sacred Heart Senior Living, Center Valley, with her loving and devoted daughter, Mary, by her side.

She is now reunited with her husband of 53 years, the late John J. Walsh, a former employee of The Scranton Times newspaper.

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

Born in Dickson City, Lackawanna County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Cyprosky) Wojnicki.

Warren E. Creitz

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong farmer

Warren E. Creitz, 97, of Germansville, died April 29, 2020, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Dorothea Ida (Moyer) Creitz.

Born March 11, 1923 in Neffs, he was the son of the late Elvin O. and Jeanette K. (Rex) Creitz.

He faithfully and honorably served in the U.S. Army’s 36th Infantry Division during World War II.

A lifelong farmer, he shared his love of the farm with his children and grandchildren.

A mechanic at Mack Trucks, Allentown, he retired in 1985.

Mary Dvorshak Schmoyer

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

great-grandmother

Mary Dvorshak Schmoyer, 89, of Orefield, died May 9, 2020.

She was the wife of the late Russel G. Schmoyer.

Born in Freeland, she was the daughter of the late Francis X. and Elizabeth J. (Herring) Dvorshak.

Her survivors include a daughter Carol M. Forte; daughter-in-law LuAnn Schmoyer; grandchildren Cathy Forte-Zarnowski and Anthony J. Schmoyer; and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Paul E.

Her services will be private.

Contributions may be made to Forgotten Felines and Fidos, Germansville.

Debra Ann Eisenhard

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Debra Ann Eisenhard, 61, formerly of Fogelsville, died May 10, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, her life sadly cut short by COVID-19.

She attended SarahCare and has lived at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall, for the last five years.

She was the daughter of the late Howard P. and Perma May (Stufflet) Eisenhard.

A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fogelsville, she loved to watch sports and movies on television.