Parkland Press

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Michael K. Messer

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Assumption B.V.M. Church

Michael K. Messer, 60, of Center Valley, died Dec. 22, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Christine M. (Kornfeind) Messer were married 33 years on Sept. 1.

Born July 1, 1958, in Ephrata, Lancaster County, he was the son of Regina (Hershman) Messer of Lancaster and the late Gordon W. Messer.

He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in engineering, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Lehigh University.

William A. Ebert

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

1976 Parkland graduate

William A. Ebert, 60, of Slatedale, died Dec. 23, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the husband of Pamela A. (Montanaire) Ebert.

Born May 14, 1958, in Allentown, he was the son of Joanne B. (Wotring) Ebert of Orefield and the late William A. Ebert.

A 1976 graduate of Parkland High School, he was a truck mechanic at Reeb Millwork Corporation, Bethlehem, for the last 32 years.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and taking long rides on his Harley Davidson.

Thomas D. Jaindl Sr.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

witnessed two atomic bomb tests

Thomas D. Jaindl, Sr. of Kissimmee, Fla., died Nov. 30, 2018 at his home in Kissimmee Village.

He was the husband of the late Shirley (DeWalt) Jaindl.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Herman and Evelyn (Battley) Jaindl.

He was a parts expediter for Branch Motors for 26 years before retiring.

After that, he was a custodian for 14 years with the Allentown School District.

He served in the Army during the Korean War where he earned two Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Dennis Lee Glase

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

East Penn School District custodian

Dennis Lee Glase, 62, of Fogelsville and formerly of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 4, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all.

A custodian with the East Penn School District for 25 years, he was at the Alburtis School for 18 years and was known as “Mr. Glase.”

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Edwin and Ruth (Leibensperger) Glase.

Thomas D. Bachman

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from cleaning service

Thomas D. Bachman, 65, of Macungie, died Dec. 27, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The loving husband of Debra L. (Sherman) Bachman, they were married 41 years Oct. 15, 2018.

Born Sept. 27, 1953, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul R. and Pauline H. (Wotring) Sell.

He was employed by a contracted cleaning service for Air Products and Chemicals Inc, Trexlertown, before retiring in 2017.

Before that, he was employed at Owens and Minor, Fogelsville, and the former Greif Co., Phoenix Clothes, Allentown.

Josephine E. Schwartz

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Salem United Methodist Church

Josephine E. “Betty” Schwartz, 97, of North Whitehall Township, died Dec. 17, 2018, holding the hand of her cherished hospice volunteer, Polly, surrounded by family in the home of her granddaughter Lenore “Lynn” Tretter and her husband David.

She was the wife of the late Kenneth P. Schwartz.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Matilda A.E. (Riedy) Reeser.

A seamstress for the former Schneider Manufacturing for 22 years, she retired in 1984.

Dr. Joseph A. Miller

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

founded College Heights Ob/Gyn

Dr. Joseph A. Miller, 91, of Allentown, died Dec. 19, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Mahoning Township, Carbon County, he was the son of the late George L. and Mary A. (LeVan) Miller.

He loved to reminisce about his hometown and share stories of days gone by.

After attending Lehighton High School where he was class president, he faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Elinor Groller

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church

Elinor Groller, 89, of Fullerton, Whitehall Township, died peacefully Dec. 23, 2018, in St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem, with her dedicated son by her side.

She was loved by her family, and will be sadly missed.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Malenky) Lucik.

She and her husband Kenneth F. Groller were married 59 years at the time of his death in 2009.

A member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church and the Golden Agers, she attended Mass regularly in the Chapel of Sacred Heart, St. Luke’s Hospital.

Donna L. Neff

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Salem United Methodist Church

Donna L. Neff, 67, of Slatington, died Dec. 19, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Palmerton.

She was the wife of Richard D. Neff.

Born Dec. 14, 1951, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Harry S. and Arlene (Moyer) Lewis.

She was employed at Sodexo, working in food service at Muhlenberg College for the last 20 years.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Slatedale.