Parkland Press

Friday, November 22, 2019

Alton M. DeBold

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

enjoyed woodworking

Alton M. DeBold, 76, of Macungie, died Aug. 5, 2019, in his home.

He was the domestic partner and companion of Joyce G. Smith for the past 26 years.

Born in Washington, D.C., he was a son of the late Alton M. and Vera (Moore) DeBold Sr.

He was a custodian for the Quakertown Community School District until retiring in 2013.

He greatly enjoyed woodworking, celebrating Halloween, and making memories with his family.

Beatrice A. (Miller) Kemmerling

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

sales clerk

Beatrice “Beatty” A. (Miller) Kemmerling, 96, of Mt. Penn, formerly of Kempton and Hamburg, died Aug. 9, 2019, in her home.

She was the wife of the late Lawson W. “John” Kemmerling, who died in 1996.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Bernard O. Weber and Herma Edna (Miller) Clay.

She was a sales clerk for the former Pomeroys Department Store and later at the former Bon Ton Department Store, Reading, for 30 years until retiring in 1994.

Lorraine K. Miller

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

U.L. Lioness Club member

Lorraine K. Miller, 84, of Schnecksville, died Aug. 6, 2019, in her home.

The loving wife of Myles A. Miller Jr., they celebrated 42 years of marriage on Feb. 19.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Herman Kresge and Mary Jane (Davis) Kresge Rothrock.

She retired in 1994 from Lucent Technologies, formerly Western Electric, after 35 years of service.

A charter member of Calvary Baptist Church, South Whitehall, she participated in weekly Bible study there for many years.

She also volunteered at the Allentown Soup Kitchen with her church.

Richard J. Casari

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

case manager

Richard J. Casari, 79, of Schnecksville, died Aug. 6, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill.

He and his wife, Joan M. (Geiger) Casari, were married 33 years.

Born Nov. 1, 1939, in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Basilio and Anna (Arlotto) Casari.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during a peace-time era.

A case manager for the Welfare Department of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 10 years, he retired in 2001.

Dale C. Bartman

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Guthsville Rod, Gun Club

Dale C. Bartman, 78, of Allentown, died Aug. 9, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife, Patricia M. (Wargo) Bartman, would have celebrated 58 years of marriage next month.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Curtis J. and Rose M. (Milkowitz) Bartman.

A crane operator for Bethlehem Steel for many years, he retired in 1997.

He was a graduate of Allentown High School Class of 1960 where he was a member of the boys basketball team.

Evonne C. Werley

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church

Evonne C. Werley, 51, of New Tripoli, died Aug. 5, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Renae L. (Werley) Mullin of New Tripoli and the late Alvin C. Werley.

She was a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service on Route 512, Bethlehem, for 22 years.

She was a member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church, New Tripoli, and the Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society.

Kathleen D. Lutz

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

avid Phillies fan

Kathleen “Kitty” D. Lutz, 91, of Allentown, died Aug. 2, 2019, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was the widow of James R. Lutz.

Born in Richmond, Va., she was the daughter of the late Maynard and Zelma (Stratton) Dowdy.

A devoted housewife and past member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, she was an avid Phillies fan and loved to roller skate.

She enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, especially hiking.

She loved her family dearly and was very proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Marianna B. Trout

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

owned, operated hair salon

Marianna B. Trout, 95, of Whitehall, died Aug. 4, 2019, in Bethlehem Manor Care, Bethlehem.

She was the wife of the late Kermit H. Trout, who died in 2006.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Hodge) Tognoli.

A 1942 graduate of Whitehall High School, she later owned and operated a hair salon for many years.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

She held family above everything, and greatly enjoyed sharing coffee and long talks with her family and friends.

Donald C. Rex

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Donald C. Rex, 76, of Slatington, died Aug. 5, 2019, in his home.

He and his wife Barbara A. (Benner) Rex were married 57 years last Sept. 23.

Born Dec. 18, 1942, in Schnecksville, he was the son of the late Raymond A. and Stella B. (Muth) Rex.

A mechanic at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 43 years, he retired in 2007.

While at Mack Trucks, he served as fire chief of the fire brigade.

He was past president of the Slatington Jaycees and a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

Arthur Wilbur Johnson

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Orefield farmer

Arthur Wilbur Johnson, 94, of Orefield, died peacefully July 26, 2019, surrounded by family, after a lifetime of generosity and love.

Married to Marian (Madtes) Johnson for 57 years, he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Born April 19, 1925, in East Northport, N.Y., he was the son of the late John Arvid Sr. and Wilhelmina (Gartelman) Johnson.

Farming was in his blood, first working on his father’s Long Island farm, before moving to Orefield with his brother, John.

Together, they built Johnson Farms.