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Friday, December 14, 2018

Betty M. Reinert

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church

Betty M. Reinert, 87, of Emmaus, formerly of Macungie, died Feb. 23, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Raymond P.J. Reinert.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Richard W. and Esther M. (Gernerd) Moose.

A 1943 graduate of Allentown High School, she retired from Spirax Sarco, Allentown, after 21 years of dedicated service as an invoice clerk.

Previously, she was a secretary at Breyer's Ice Cream, Company, Allentown.

MaryAlice Cassler

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

sales associate at Sam's Club

MaryAlice Cassler, 71, of Whitehall, died Feb. 23, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born Dec. 22, 1941, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Philip O. and Marion (Snyder) Cassler.

She was a sales associate at Sam's Club, Allentown, since 1997.

Prior to that, she worked at the former Woolworth's, Whitehall, for 35 years.

She was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

Paul W. Smith member of Teamsters Local 773

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Paul W. Smith, 90, of Allentown, died Feb. 25, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the husband of the late Sophie A. (Kokolus) Smith.

Born Nov. 18, 1922, in Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late Fred G. and Annie K. (Wisser) Smith.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Thomas J. Kunkle

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed stone mason

Thomas J. Kunkle, 68, of New Tripoli, died Feb. 17, 2013, in his home.

He was the husband of Patricia A. (Flammer) Kunkle.

Born April 18, 1944, in Slatington, he was the son of the late Paul E. and Mary (Valora) Kunkle.

He was a self-employed stone mason for more than 40 years.

He also operated the Donut Stop in New Tripoli from 2000-05.

Ronald G. Janz Sr.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Coast Guard Auxiliary

Ronald G. Janz, Sr., 78, of Schnecks-ville, died Feb. 16, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife Patricia A. (Gochanour) Janz celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary Jan. 7.

Born Jan. 31, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Edward H. and Anna M. (Moll) Janz.

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

He was a mechanical engineer at Thomas and Betts Inc. formerly in New Jersey and, prior to that, the former General Electric, Allentown.

Bruce A. Philip

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan UCC

Bruce A. Philip, 66, of Fogelsville, died Feb. 15, 2013, in the home of his son, Douglas, of Germansville.

He was the husband of the late Marian P. (Howerter) Philip, who died last November.

Born Jan. 16, 1947, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul E. and Althea I. (Masenheimer) Philip.

He was an electrical maintenance technician for Coca Cola Fountain USA, Fogelsville, for the last 13 years.

Prior to that, he worked for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 25 years.

Bruce D. Ruppert

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ziegels UCC

Bruce D. Ruppert, 49, of Allentown, died suddenly Feb. 12, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Rebecca R. (Reiss) Ruppert celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary May 18, 2012.

Born Dec. 15, 1963, in Allentown, he was the son of Mae I. (Roth) Fitzgerald of Germansville and the late Daniel Ruppert.

He was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Ziegels Union Church, Breinigsville.

He was an active member of the Sons of Liberty of the Catasauqua American Legion Post 215.

Kathryn E. Snyder

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ebenezer UCC

Kathryn E. Snyder, 79, of New Tripoli, died Feb. 15, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown.

She and her husband Ernest D. Snyder celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in November 2012.

Born in Lynn Township, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Esther ( Hamm) Koenig.

She was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service in the New Tripoli substation until retiring in 1995.

A member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli, she served for many years as the former church secretary and a member of the church quilters and Women of the Church groups.

Betty L. Hamm

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

Betty L. Hamm, 89, formerly of Orefield, died Feb. 13, 2013, Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township.

She was the wife of the late Willard N. Hamm.

Born Nov. 20, 1923, in Lehighton, she was the daughter of the late Amandus O. and Verna A. (Bryfogle) Mertz.

She and her late husband owned and operated the former Hamm's Service and Auto Parts, Orefield, for 24 years before retiring in 1982.

Before that, they owned the former Hamm's Service Station, Union Boulevard, Allentown for six years.

She was a member of Jordan Evangelical Lutheran Church, Orefield.