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Walter J.J. Shilanskas Jr.

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Walter J.J. Shilanskas Jr., 63, of South Whitehall Township, died Aug. 28, 2012, in the inpatient unit of Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.

He and his wife, JoAnne (Girard) Shilanskas would have celebrated 10 years of marriage on Aug. 30.

Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., he was a son of the late Walter J. and Anne E. (Petraska) Shilanskas Sr.

He earned his Bachelor's and Masters degrees in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.

He was a project manager for more than 30 years for Air Products and Chemicals, Trexlertown.

Claribel S. Folck

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Claribel S. Folck, 98, formerly of Fogelsville and Schnecksville, died Sept. 21, 2012, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She was the widow of Lester W. Folck.

Born in Oley, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Fayetta (Spangler) Diehl.

She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs and a member of the former Lady Lillie Rebekah Lodge, Fogelsville.

Jean Romayne Roma

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

volunteer for Girl Scouts of America

Jean Romayne Roma, 80, of Allentown, died Sept. 22, 2012, in her home.

She and her husband, Thomas Roma, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary last Oct. 23.

Born Dec. 24, 1931, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Wilbert T. Sr. and Minnie A. (Stevens) Brotzman.

She was an active volunteer for Girl Scouts of America from 1957-82, a former volunteer for the Adult Literacy Council for two years, where she taught reading, and a former volunteer in the Lehigh Valley Hospital Gift Shop from 2007-12.

Paul F. Snyder

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church

Paul F. Snyder, 83, from Orefield, died on Sept. 15, 2012, in Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coopersburg.

He and his wife, Ruth I. (German) Snyder, celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary last June 23.

Born March 20, 1929, in Lowhill Township, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Ida S. (Schaffer) Snyder.

He was a machine operator at the former Trojan Powder Co., South Whitehall Township, for 30 years before retiring in 1991.

Prior to that, he worked for the Lehigh Valley Dairy and was a farmer in the Lowhill Township area.

John J. Toth

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Mack Trucks Inc.

John J. Toth, 66, of Breinigsville, died Sept. 12, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Sylvia J. (Moll) Toth, were married 21 years in January.

A son of the late George and Alice (Holzer) Toth, he worked for Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, in the specifications department for 35 years before retiring in 1998.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He loved his children, his cats and horses, and his loving wife.

Russell W. Bortz

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of VFW Post 8282

Russell W. Bortz, 88, of Macungie, died Sept. 11, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He was the husband of Annetta A. (Stephen) Bortz and the late Evelyn E. "Betty" (Sittler) Bortz, who died in 2001.

Born in Alburtis, he was a son of the late George C. and Mary E. (Heller) Bortz.

He was employed at Plant 5C of Mack Trucks Inc. for 44 years.

He was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.

John A. Johnson Jr.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

past president of U.L. Lions Club

John A. Johnson Jr., 89, of Orefield, died Sept. 11, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Louise E. (Dalrymple) Johnson, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary last March.

Born in East Northport, N.Y., he was a son of the late John A. Johnson Sr. and Wilhelmina (Gartelman) Johnson.

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

He owned and operated Johnson Farms, a family business in Orefield, and worked as a farmer throughout his lifetime.

Dean A. Bowman

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

machinist at United Service Co.

Dean A. Bowman, 51, of New Tripoli, died Sept. 12, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Salisbury Township, after being stricken at home.

He and his wife, Karen L. (Andrews) Bowman, celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary June 7.

Born July 18, 1961, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Fred A. and Betty L. (Feinour) Bowman.

He was a machinist at United Service Co., New Tripoli, for the last 31 years.

He was an avid hunter and block shooter.

Janice E.R. Moore

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Asbury Methodist Church

Janice E.R. Moore, 66, from Macungie, died on Sept. 17, 2012, at Emeritus of Allentown.

She was the widow of Andrew H. R. Moore.

Born in Hampton, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Donald Sr. and Helen (Stephens) Roberts.

A secretary for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Allentown, for many years, she was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall.