Parkland Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lloyd A. Hummel

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Lloyd A. Hummel, 89, formerly from Laurys Station, died Aug. 30, 2018, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall.

He and his wife Phyllis J. (Royer) Hummel were married 67 years.

Born Aug. 29, 1929, in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Amos A. Hummel and Edith I. (Knecht) Hummel Brown.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II earning the rank of corporal.

An independent real estate agent for 24 years, he retired in 2004.

Nana-Marie Gernerd

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Allentown High School graduate

Nana- Marie “Nan” Gernerd, 80, died on Aug. 28, 2018.

Born Feb. 20, 1938, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Reno and Claire (Peters) Pessina.

Her parents created her original name by combining parts of their mothers’ names.

She graduated from Allentown High School but not without making her mark as an athlete, cheerleader and an avid lover of reading and history.

Shortly after high school, she married William J. Gernerd and they lived in Wurzburg, Germany, at the beginning of their marriage.

Their son, Douglas, was born while they lived in Germany.

Constance E. Richards

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s Episcopal Church

Constance E. Richards, 95, of Kunkletown, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 22, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital Monroe Campus, Stroudsburg.

She was the wife of the late Willard B. “Huck” Richards.

Born Dec. 3, 1922, in Palmerton, she was the daughter of the late Arthur A. and Goldie M. (Beers) Lesher.

She attended Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Lankenau School for Girls, Philadelphia, and Keystone Junior College, Scranton.

She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Palmerton.

Jacqueline J. Nikischer

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan UCC

Jacqueline J. Nikischer, 64, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 20, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Judith M. (Savitz) Mohr Nikischer and Frank W. Nikischer Sr. of Elizabethtown, previously of Allentown.

She was employed in the warehouse at the former Laneco supermarket.

She was a member of Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall.

Barbara L. Anderson

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

teacher in Allentown

Barbara L. Anderson, 75, of Wescosville, died Aug. 24, 2018, surrounded by loving family, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Arthur D. Anderson Jr. were married 52 years this month.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Lillian (O’Neil) Horling.

She graduated from East Stroudsburg State College with a Bachelor’s degree in education.

She taught English and reading at Troxell Junior High School, Allentown, for four years before having children.

Joanne L. Horwith

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Heidelberg UCC

Joanne L. Horwith, 78, of Schnecksville, died Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

Born May 10, 1940, in Germansville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Louise M. (Correll) Horwith.

She was employed part-time at Wegmans, Allentown, since 1998.

Before that, she worked at The Lehigh Group, Macungie, from 1997-2005 and as a sewing machine operator at the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt, from 1958 to 1995.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township.

Norma A. Schrey

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

hostess at former Dockside Inn

Norma A. Schrey, 97, of Whitehall, formerly of Tilghman Street, Allentown, died peacefully Aug. 24, 2018, at home surrounded by everyone she loved.

She was the wife of Edward J. Schrey Jr. for 39 years at the time of his death in 1984.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Arturo and Mary (Rubertelli) Favotto.

A 1938 graduate of Allentown High School, she was the much-loved hostess at the former Dockside Inn, North Catasauqua, for many years, before retiring in 2006.

Robert J. Schlitzer

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

forest, park ranger

Robert J. Schlitzer, 71, of Allentown, died Aug. 26, 2018, in the home of his daughter, Michelle, of Northampton.

Born Sept. 5, 1946, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Raymond J. and Theresa M. (Keim) Schlitzer.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War earning the rank of sergeant.

Employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, he was a forest and park ranger for many years before retiring.

Before that, he worked for his father who owned the former Schlitzer Milk Hauling, Orefield.

Mary Yastishok

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

nursing school graduate

Mary Yastishok, 93, of Allentown, died Aug. 18, 2018, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

Born Aug. 27, 1924, in Frackville, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Margaret (Simchak) Kopey.

She was the wife of the late Andrew Yastishok for 37 years, he was killed in a snow plowing accident in 1983.

A 1942 graduate of Frackville High School, she graduated from Geisinger Hospital School of Nursing, Danville, in 1945.