Parkland Press

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Donald R. Roth

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Donald R. Roth, 68, of Slatington, died unexpectedly Jan. 3, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born Nov. 20, 1950, in Northampton, he was the son of the late Ralph J. and Marilyn E. (Peters) Roth.

He and his wife, Visitacion “Bess” (Orayan) Roth, were married 47 years in February 2018.

A graduate of Parkland High School, he served honorably as an EN3 in the Navy during the Vietnam War.

June E. Bennett

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Brooklyn

June E. Bennett, 88, of Breinigsville, died Dec. 31, 2018.

She was the widow of Williams J. Bennett.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Elizabeth Hrewniak.

She will have a private Mass of Christian Burial.

Condolences may be offered at kellerfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were made by Keller Funeral Homes Inc., Fogelsville.

Carol A. Campfield

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

past president of former U.L. Lioness Club

Carol A. Campfield, 80, of Bethlehem, formerly of Schnecksville, died on Dec. 31, 2018, in Gracedale nursing home, Nazareth.

She and her husband Ronald Campfield were married 60 years last May.

Born Sept. 3, 1938, in Sunbury, Northumberland County, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Bastian) Fenstermacher.

She was an administrative assistant for the UAW Local 677, Allentown, for five years before retiring.

Before that, she was employed in the same capacity at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 17 years.

Jean Husack

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

legislative aide for Paul W. Semmel

Jean Husack, 93, of Durham, N.C., formerly of Schnecksville, died Jan. 4, 2019 in the home of her son, Chris F., of Durham.

Born Nov. 3, 1925, in Schnecksville, she was the daughter of the late George F. and Perma A. (Schneck) Bachman.

She was a legislative aide for former state Rep. Paul W. Semmel, Schnecksville, for six years before retiring in 1996.

Before that, she was a secretary for Royal Eckert Inc., Allentown, for 20 years, and Union United Church of Christ, Neffs for 20 years as secretary, recording secretary and treasurer.

Ronald C. Sechler

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Ronald C. Sechler, 85, of Orefield, died on Dec. 31, 2018, in At Home at Parkland, Schnecksville.

He and his wife Marilyn L. (Remaley) Sechler were married 63 years last July 2.

Born Dec. 16, 1933, in Fogelsville, he was the son of the late Henry and Grace (Klotz) Sechler.

A two-term road supervisor, he worked for North Whitehall Township for 15 years.

He was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, Community Fire Company No. 1, Schnecksville, and the Fogelsville Fire Company.

Kevin James McFadden

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

real estate agent

Kevin James McFadden, 48, of Allentown, died suddenly Dec. 15, 2018, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of James E. and Carol A. (Grabias) McFadden of Allentown.

In 1988, he graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh.

He was a real estate agent for Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Mostly, he will be remembered for his generous heart, kind spirit and for his love of animals which he shared while volunteering at Peaceable Kingdom.

Robin A. Frederick

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked in food service

Robin A. Frederick, 59, of Danielsville, died on Dec. 22, 2018, at home.

She was the wife of Ralph C. “Randy” Frederick.

Born in Dorchester, Mass., she was a daughter of the late John and Jeanne (Hollis) Mudri.

She worked in food service for several Lehigh Valley restaurants for many years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons Christopher, and wife, Melissa, Craig D., Benjamin S. and wife, Brittany; brother John and wife, Kathy; sisters Jeanne McNeill, Karen Downing and Kathy Spencer; and grandchildren Blake, Finley and Falynn.

Mary L. McGinley

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Mary L. McGinley, 85, formerly of Allentown and Schnecksville, died Dec. 20, 2018, at Spring Arbor of Greensboro, Greensboro, N.C.

She was the wife of the late Charles W. McGinley.

Born in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Stewart A. and Marie S. (Wetzel) Wilson.

For many years, she organized and taught yoga classes throughout the Lehigh Valley.

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

Russell W. Hallman

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

served on Slatington Borough Council

Russell W. Hallman, 60, of Slatington, died Dec. 23, 2018 in his home.

Born Aug. 4, 1958, in Palmerton, Carbon County, he was the son of the late Forrest J. and Louise I. (Hankee) Hallman.

A 1976 graduate of Slatington High School, he owned and operated Hallman’s Service Station, Slatington, since 1976.

Active in the life of his community, he was currently serving on Slatington Borough Council, president of the Northern Lehigh Events Committee, and a former volunteer firefighter with Vigilant Fire Company.

Katherine L. Carl

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Zion Church

Katherine L. Carl, 65, of Tamaqua, formerly of Lehighton, died Dec. 22, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born April 28, 1953, in Washington Township, she was the daughter of the late Melvin C. and Annie Mae (Hunsicker) Christman.

She was employed at Techna-Plastic Inc., Lehighton for the past eight years.

Before that, she worked at the former Paris Accessories, Walnutport, for many years.

She was a member of Zion Church, Lewistown Valley, Tamaqua.