Parkland Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Jeanette P. Hunsicker

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

rural mail carrier

Jeanette P. (Seltzer) Hunsicker, 76, of Manor Road, P.O. Box 111, Neffs, died May 23, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Roger W. Hunsicker, were married 56 years.

Born Sept. 5, 1942, in Chester, Delaware County, she was the daughter of the late Pearl (Booker) Seltzer Reitz.

She was a rural mail carrier at the Orefield Post Office for 23 years before retiring in 2001.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by a daughter, Laura S. Pelouze, of Cape May Courthouse, N.J.; and granddaughters Baylee and MaKenna.

Charles A. Schellhamer Jr.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

independent truck driver

Charles A. ”Charlie” Schellhamer Jr., 76, of New Tripoli, died on May 24, 2019, in his home.

He and his wife Peggy E. (Grannetino) Schellhamer celebrated 23 years of marriage in July 2018.

Born in Lowhill Township, he was a son of the late Charles A. and Ida B. (Krause) Schellhamer Sr.

A lifelong, self-employed independent truck driver, he retired in 2017.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, Palmerton.

Arnold J. Andjulis

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Old Time Plowboys

Arnold “Arnie” J. Andjulis, 65, of Breinigsville, died on May 16, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the son of the late John and Elsie (Leverenez) Andjulis.

A field service representative for Tyco SimplexGrinnell, Allentown, for 22 years, he retired in 2015.

After that, he was a school bus driver for the East Penn School District until retiring last month.

Most recently, he was working for Tercha Farms.

He was a member of the Old Time Plowboys Club since the group started in 1990.

Lucille L. Schantz

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s Lutheran Church

Lucille L. Schantz, 92, of Luther Crest retirement community, South Whitehall, formerly of Orefield, died May 20, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Louis M. Schantz, were married 71 years last August.

Born in Fogelsville, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Lillie (Bittner) Held.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, where she sang with the choir for 80 years and was an active member of the Ladies Aid. Her twin great-grandchildren were the light of her life.

Harold E. Christman

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s UCC

Harold E. Christman, 89, of Breinigsville, died May 19, 2019, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

He and his wife, June M. (Faust) Christman, were married more than 62 years.

Born in Richmond Township, Berks County, he was a son of the late Ralph and Florence (Schwoyer) Christman.

Before retiring, he worked at Bethlehem Steel in the heat treatment department.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.

During the Korean War, he served in the Army and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville.

Union UCC Pastor Emeritus Thomas N. Thomas dies at home

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

The Rev. Thomas N. Thomas, 70, of South Whitehall Township, died Friday, May 17, 2019, in his home following a 10-week fight against complications from three aggressive brain tumors.

He was the husband of Katherine E. Brearley.

Born Aug. 15, 1948 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Frank R. and Doratha (Dick) Thomas.

Named pastor emeritus of Union United Church of Christ Neffs, he served there 30 years before retiring in 2014.

He was currently a member of Longswamp UCC, Mertztown where he taught Sunday School and sang with the choir.

Deborah J.C. Bainbridge

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s Lutheran Church

Deborah J.C. Bainbridge, 73, of Kempton, died May 14, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Dunham Raymond Bainbridge, were married 48 years last June.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Edna Schuler.

A graduate of Dieruff High School and Rider College, she retired after 10 years from the former Allentown State Hospital where she was the assistant director of medical records.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.

Roger F. Long

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland school bus driver

Roger F. Long, 77, of Schnecksville, died May 16, 2019, from acute promyelocytic leukemia in Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

The loving husband of Margaret M. (Hanby) Long, the couple would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on May 31.

He was the son of the late Willard B. and Kathryn E. (Foulke) Long.

A 1959 graduate of Allentown High School, he attended Christ Evangelical Congregational Church, both in Allentown.

Joseph E. Martin Sr.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

all-around natural athlete

Joseph E. Martin, Sr., 76, of Macungie, died May 11, 2019, in Phoebe Ridgeland Health Center Nursing Home, Richlandtown.

He and his wife Regina “Gina” (Collier) Martin were married 43 years on Jan. 10.

He was the youngest son of the late William and Felisa (Asencio) Martin.

The vice president of sales and marketing for Dean Foods for 10 years and for Johanna Dairy for about 10 years, he was a loving husband and father with a great sense of humor.

He was an all-around natural athlete, an avid golfer and played baseball throughout his life.

Nancy L. Wessner

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

1956 Parkland graduate

Nancy L. Wessner, 81, of Kutztown, Weisenberg Township, died May 14, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Leon B. Wessner.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond M.J. and Mamie E. (Ziegler) Smith.

In 1956, she graduated from Parkland High School and, in 1959, she graduated from the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.

For more than 11 years, she was an operating room nurse at Allentown General Hospital and later farmed with her husband, Sonny.