Parkland Press

Monday, December 17, 2018

Kenneth T.G. Schraden

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

1956 graduate of Parkland High School

Kenneth T.G. Schraden, 74, of Allentown, died July 23, 2013, in his home.

Born Aug. 3, 1938, in South Whitehall Township, he was the son of the late Harold C. and Goldie L. (Werley) Schraden.

He was employed at Jamison Plastics, South Whitehall, and Lehigh Valley Dairy, Allentown, before retiring.

Active in the life of his church, he was a member of Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall, where he served as a deacon, elder, faithful greeter, member of the Called To Care Committee, and the manager of the former Jordan UCC Softball Team.

Virginia A. Mayer

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

graduate of Muhlenberg College

Virginia A. (Seaman) Mayer, 60, of Slatington, died July 23, 2013, in Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Allentown.

Born Oct. 14, 1952, in Emmaus, she was the daughter of Virginia E. (Kotran) Seaman of Allentown and the late Leslie W. Seaman.

A graduate of Muhlenberg College, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in business administration, she was a database administrator for Air Products & Chemicals Inc., Trexlertown, from 1998-2004.

Edward W. Hartman Jr.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

truck driver for SMP Trucking Co.

Edward W. Hartman Jr., 58, of Lehighton, died July 27, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born April 19, 1955, in Valley Forge, he was the son of Edward W. Hartman of Lehighton and the late Jeannette F. (Snyder) Hartman. He was the stepson of Doris (Cunfer) Hartman.

He was a truck driver for SMP Trucking Co., Phillipsburg, N.J. for several years.

Prior to that, he drove truck for the former Hartman Trucking, Kuhns-ville.

His hobbies included photography, reading, spending time with his dad and making trips to Glen Onoko Falls, Jim Thorpe.

Michelle L. (Jacoby) Snyder

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church

Michelle L. (Jacoby) Snyder, 44, of Daniels-ville, formerly of New Tripoli, died July 29, 2013, at home.

She was a loving daughter of Jim and Barbara (Sterner) Jacoby of Breinigsville.

The former owner of Styles by Michelle Snyder, she was a member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church, both in New Tripoli.

She was a loving mother, and a wonderful and proud grandmother, always putting others first.

Clifford C. Smith

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

life member of Citizens Fire Co. No. 1

Clifford C. Smith, 95, of Slatington, died July 23, 2013, in his home.

He and his wife Elaine S. (Kern) Smith recently celebrated 71 years of marriage.

Born July 17, 1918, in Slatedale, he was a son of the late John and Edith (Hartline) Smith.

He was employed by C.W. Good Road Construction and by the former Trojan Powder Company, South Whitehall Township, for more than 30 years in the explosive and chemical departments until retiring in 1981.

A Navy veteran of World War II, he received an honorable discharge.

George A. Conrad

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church

George A. Conrad, 71, of South Whitehall Township, died July 28, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital after being stricken.

He and his wife Betty Jane (Cope) Conrad were married 51 years Sunday.

Born in Vera Cruz, he was a son of the late Melvin G. and Fern G. (Roth) Conrad.

He was a metal forger at Bonney Forge for 32 years before retiring in 2007.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Trexlertown.

Richard W. Miller

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

NWL elementary supervisor

Dr. Richard W. Miller, 77, of Schnecksville, died July 26, 2013 in his home.

He and his wife Ellen J. (Moser) Miller celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary May 3, 2013.

Born March 14, 1936, in Fogelsville, he was the son of the late Willard E. and Ruth E. (Lauchnor) Miller.

A graduate of Parkland High School, Class of 1954, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education in 1958 from Kutztown University, a Master's degree in elementary education in 1960, and a Doctor of Education degree in 1972, both from Lehigh University.

Pencor loses a 'good friend'

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Controller Jeff Gehman dies at home

Pencor Services Inc. Chairman of the Board Emeritus Donald Reinhard says he lost a good friend with the death July 24, 2013, of Controller and Treasurer Jeffrey J. Gehman, 52, of Allentown.

Reinhard interviewed Gehman when he applied for the position with the company.

"He was laid back, intent [at the interview]," Reinhard recalled. "He really knew the controller, treasurer's responsibilities.

"He knew what had to be done."

Ernest K. Strauss

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Faith Lutheran Church

Ernest K. Strauss, 87, of Schnecksville, died July 19, 2013, in his home.

He and his wife Grace (Hartman) Strauss celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last Sept. 6.

Born Oct. 4, 1925, in Egypt, Whitehall Township, he was the son of the late Chester and Sadie (Greiner) Strauss.

He faithfully and honorably served his country during World War II as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

A member of Lehigh Valley Carpenters Union Local 600, he was employed by various contractors, the last being Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Allentown, before retiring in 1988.

James M. White

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from American Nickeloid

James M. "Whitey" White, 71 of Slatington, died July 17, 2013.

He was the husband of the late Shirley M. (Knittle) White, who died in 1998.

Born in Walnutport, he was the son of the late Charles Mickey and Mildred (Fritzinger) White.

He retired from American Nickeloid. Prior to that, he worked for the former Serfass Exxon, Slatington.

Following his retirement, he worked part time for Blue Mountain Pressure Casting.

He was an avid antique clock collector and restorer, and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.