Parkland Press

Monday, December 18, 2017

Daniel P. Grim

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at LVHN

Daniel P. Grim, 44, of Allentown, died suddenly Nov. 18, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife Amanda K. (Biggs) Grim were married 19 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Thomas and Ruth (Reitz) Grim of Whitehall.

A 1991 graduate of Whitehall High School, he was an outstanding track athlete there,

He attended Mansfield University and was a 1996 graduate of Bloomsburg University.

He worked at Lehigh Valley Health Network, most recently as a Medicare billing specialist, and earlier for The Hartford.

Jeffrey M. Wasilauski

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

senior applications, web developer

Jeffrey M. Wasilauski, 41, of Pasadena, Calif., formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died Nov. 21, 2017.

Born June 30, 1976, in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of Catherine M. (Kashatus) Wasilauski of Breinigsville.

A 1994 graduate of GAR Memorial High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in music and jazz performance from Temple University in 1998 and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer and information systems from King’s College in 2003.

Bonnie Whittaker Dorney

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1961 Parkland High School graduate

Bonnie Whittaker Dorney of Allentown, died Nov. 19, 2017.

Born May 27, 1943 in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Frank S. and Leona A. (Miller) Whittaker.

A 1961 graduate of Parkland High School, she worked in the Parkland Athletic Office for 33 years.

She loved playing the piano and violin, and enjoyed sewing, beading and planting flowers in the yard.

She was an avid reader of mystery stories, and along with her husband, she loved to take cruises.

Audrey B. Helfrich

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Troop 54 Girl Scout Leader

Audrey B. “Mammy” Helfrich, 81, of Slatington, died Nov. 21, 2017, in Palmerton Hospital.

She and her husband Gerald L. Helfrich were married 63 years.

Born Dec. 18, 1935, in Zionsville, she was the daughter of the late Curtis R. and Florence (Kleinsmith) Charles.

Before she became a mother, she was a bookkeeper at the former Merchant’s Bank, Allentown for several years.

She was a Girl Scout Leader for Troop 54, Woodlawn, South Whitehall.

Jack A. Parmer

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Jack A. Parmer, 86, formerly of Trexlertown, died Nov. 25, 2017, in The Lutheran Home of Topton.

He was the husband of the late June E. (Stolp) Parmer who died in 2002.

Born in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Herbert H. and Florence R. (Coulter) Parmer.

An account executive for Bell of Pennsylvania, AT&T and Verizon for 35 years, he retired in 1990.

His accounts included Mack Trucks, Hess’s, Bethlehem Steel and several local hospitals.

He was instrumental in implementing the statewide 911 system.

Robert C. Schillinger

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

boilmaker at Bethlehem Steel

Robert C. Schillinger, 87, formerly of Schnecksville, died Nov. 20, 2017, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.

He and his late wife Carol W. (Klinger) Schillinger were married 67 years.

Born May 2, 1930, in Danville, Montour County, he was the son of the late Otto and Amelia (Ledger) Schillinger.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Janet L. Matulis

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

teller at The Neffs National Bank

Janet L. Matulis, 70, of Schnecksville, died Nov. 13, 2017, in her home.

She and her husband Gary Matulis were married 34 years.

Born Oct. 15, 1947, in Summit, N.J., she was the daughter of Suzanne (Jones) Shaw of New Providence, N.J., and the late George V. Shaw.

She was a teller at The Neffs National Bank for the last 14 years.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, Wesley S. of Schnecksville; and sisters Barbara Fredericks of Reigelsville, and Julie Peppe of Culpeper, Va.

Mary G. Christ

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union United Church of Christ

Mary G. Christ, 86, formerly of New Tripoli, died on Nov. 17, 2017, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late Robert B. Christ who died in 1980.

Born May 18, 1931, in Mauch Chunk, Carbon County, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Hannah (Herman) McGorry.

A graduate of the Allentown Central Catholic High School, she worked for the Allentown Credit Bureau before her marriage.

She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

Perma V. Boyer

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Perma V. Boyer, 84, of Schnecksville, died Nov. 16, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Dale A. Boyer.

Born Aug. 13, 1933, in East Penn Township, Carbon County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ida (Breiner) Ketchledge.

She was the office manager of the former Ruhe Oldsmobile, Allentown, for 30 years before retiring.

Before that, she worked at the former Sears Roebuck, Whitehall.

She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

Robert M. Daneker Sr.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

started Hope Community Church

Pastor Robert M. Daneker Sr., 78, from Allentown, died Nov. 18, 2107, in his home.

He and his wife Barbara A. (Wehr) Daneker celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary last June.

Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Matthew and Mildred (Dunbar) Daneker and the grandson of the late Amos Daneker.

He served Cetronia Evangelical Congregational Church, Bethesda Evangelical Congregational Church, Reedsville, Christ (Boulevard) Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown, and Lancaster Grace Church, Lancaster.