Parkland Press

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Norman R. Dietrich

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

Norman R. Dietrich, 80, of Allentown, died July 17, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Ilabelle R. (Wentzel) Dietrich were married 55 years in March.

Born in Berks County, he was the son of the late Ralph J. and Lillian (Stump) Dietrich.

He received his Master of science degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University and he graduated cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Lafayette College.

Ann M. Heselwood

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ Church UCC

Ann M. Heselwood, 104, of New Tripoli, formerly of Bethlehem, died July 15, 2017, in her home.

She was the wife of the late James Heselwood who died in 1997.

Born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Marie (Schar) Mayer.

After graduating from finishing school, she became a governess for a family in Switzerland and then moved to the United States and became a citizen in 1953.

Later, she worked for 22 years as an information technician in the Bethlehem Steel Research Department until retiring in 1978.

Steven D. Allen

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Emmanuel Assembly of God

Steven D. Allen, 57, of South Whitehall Township, died peacefully July 18, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, with his loving wife of 36 years, Sharon Derr Allen, and other loving family members at his bedside.

Born March 19, 1960, at Ft. Hood Texas, he was the son of the late Ralph and Wilma Allen Daniels.

He worked most of his life as a crew chief for South Whitehall Township.

A member of Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, Allentown, he served there as a board member for 12 years.

Susan J. Bleiler

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1987 graduate of NWL High School

Susan J. Bleiler, 47, of Kempton, died unexpectedly in her home July 20, 2017.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Kenneth A. Bleiler of Kutztown, and the late Shirley A. (Fusselman) Bleiler.

She was employed by Walmart Super Center, Trexlertown, more than 19 years, recently working as a floor manager.

A member of Jacob’s Church, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, she was a 1987 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, and a 1991 graduate of Millersville University, with a degree in political science.

Bud Cole educator, journalist, nature enthusiast

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Bud Cole of Northampton, died on July 21, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, after a long illness.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Bernard G. Cole and the late Alvona (Sterner) Cole.

He graduated from Whitehall High School in June 1962 and headed to East Stroudsburg University in August to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in education.

He graduated in May 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education with a specialty in health and physical education and was certified in driver education and outdoor education.

John H. Ettinger

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland Hall of Fame inductee

John H. “Big John” Ettinger, 87, of Allentown, died July 14, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Janet E. (Edelstein) Ettinger were married 53 years on June 13.

Born Jan. 8, 1930, in Allentown, he was the son of the late John C. and Leona M. (Cooperman) Ettinger.

He faithfully and honorably served his counrty in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era earning the rank of corporal.

Grace Ruth

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of the United Church of God

Grace Ruth, 81, of Hatfield, died July 16, 2017, in the home of her daughter, Linda, of Germansville.

She and her husband Allen R. Ruth were married one day short of 62 years.

Born Nov. 17, 1935, in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, she was the daughter of the late Harry B. and Lottie P. (Royer) Richard.

She was a bookkeeper at the Montgomeryville Cycle Center for many years before retiring.

She was a member of the United Church of God, Hellertown.

James E. Rehrig

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1958 NWL graduate

James E. “Jimmy” Rehrig, 76, of Walnutport, formerly of Lynnport, died July 12, 2017 in Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth.

Born in New Ringgold, he was a son of the late Raymond H. and Katie E. (Nunemacher) Rehrig.

He was a self-employed carpenter and craftsman for many years until retiring in 2008.

A 1958 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, he served his country faithfully and honorably during peacetime in the U.S. Air Force.

Jaron J. Talotta

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

machine operator

Jaron J. Talotta, 52, of West Hazleton, formerly of Center Valley, died July 12, 2017, in his home.

Born Jan. 30, 1965, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Carmine J. and Marianne (Wotring) Talotta.

He was a machine operator at Multi-Plastics Extrusions Inc., Hazleton, for the past eight years.

His survivors include a brother Jon P. Talotta and his wife, Janet, of Schnecksville; sister Alon Talotta-Hall of Allentown; three nephews; and two nieces.

A private graveside service will be held at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown.

Herbert F. Hausman

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former member of Seipstown Grange

Herbert F. Hausman, 86, of Chesterfield, Mo., formerly of Orefield, died peacefully July 17, 2017, in St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Hospital, Chesterfield.

He and his wife Elva E. (Werley) Hausman celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on May 30.

Born in Upper Macungie Township, he was the son of the late Howard and Alma (Gresley) Hausman.

He was a frame layouter for Mack Trucks Inc. for 25 years before retiring in 1988.

A former member of Seipstown Grange, he was a member of the Fellowship of Wildwood Church, Wildwood, Mo.