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Helen Jones

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jacob's Church

Helen Jones, 85, of Breinigsville, formerly of New Tripoli, died Oct. 14, 2012, in her home.

She and her husband Theron J. Jones, celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in May.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late William and Anna (Petrow) Zana.

During her early years, she was educated in both American and Greek schools.

She was a supervisor for the former Western Electric Co., in Laureldale, during the 1950s and later a floor worker for the former Fernbrook Manufacturing Co., Neffs, for 20 years before retiring in 1987.

Nancy M. Beitler

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Kutztown University graduate

Nancy M. Beitler, 59, of Fogelsville, died peacefully Oct. 16, 2012, with family members by her side.

She was the loving wife of Edward Beitler for 33 years last April.

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Rita L. (Gallagher) Braun.

A proud graduate of Muhlenberg High School and Kutztown University, she was a longtime employee of Kutztown Publishing Co. and a customer service representative for Blue Cross Health Insurance.

Helen S. Follweiler

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

faithful member of Jacob's Church

Helen S. Follweiler, 97, of Allentown, formerly of Hamburg and New Tripoli, died Oct. 10, 2012.

She was the wife of the late Elwood W. Follweiler.

Born March 31, 1915, in Lynn Township, she was the daughter of the late Francis W. Sittler and Mary R. (Gildner) Sittler.

She and her husband were farmers in Lynn Township for 33 years before retiring in 1964.

She was a past member of the Ontelaunee Lioness Club, New Tripoli, and the Kitchen Kadoodlers Band, sponsored by the Lehigh County Farmers Association.

Dorothy Mae Kohler

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Egypt Community Church

Dorothy Mae Kohler, 84, of Schnecksville, died Oct. 13, 2012, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Joseph P. Kohler, who died March 28.

Born May 24, 1928, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Anna (Beil) Beltz.

As a young adult, she was employed as a legal transcriptionist.

Later she was a secretary at the former Hess's Department Store, Allentown.

She also assisted her husband with bookkeeping for the family business, Geo. A. Kohler & Bro., Egypt.

She was a member of Egypt Community Church, Whitehall.

Henry L. Tolotti

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

served on S. Whitehall Board of Authority

Henry L. Tolotti, 67, of South Whitehall Township, died Oct. 8, 2012, in his home.

He and his wife Rita L. (Wirth) Tolotti were married 33 years.

Born in Brockton, he was the son of the late Henry and Mary (Bonschak) Tolotti.

Since the late 1970s, he worked in the financial industry, lastly as a senior vice president of Wells Fargo Bank, Allentown, until retiring in 2007.

He served on the South Whitehall Township Board of Authority from 1996-2010.

Paul K. Lauchnor

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed farmer

Paul K. Lauchnor, 97, formerly of Neffs, died Oct. 9, 2012, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, where he resided.

He was the husband of the late Martha S. (Hensinger) Lauchnor.

Born May 3, 1915, in Washington Township, he was the son of the late Edwin A. and Cora (Kern) Lauchnor.

He was a self-employed farmer in Washington Township for 55 years before retiring.

A road supervisor for Washington Township, he was active in the life of his church and community.

Faye A. George

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

1953 graduate of Slatington High School

Faye A. George of Breinigs-ville, died Oct. 6, 2012.

She was the wife of the late Robert W. George.

Born Jan. 25, 1935, in New Tripoli, she was the daughter of Helen (Sittler) Follweiler and the late Elwood W. Follweiler.

A 1953 graduate of Slatington High School, she worked for Oram Studio and Hess Brothers as a photo coloration artist, in her early years.

She was a homemaker the majority of her married life.

Samuel Glenn Ellenberger

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

initiated Open Gate Farm Tour

Samuel Glenn Ellenberger, 93, former Le-high County Senior Extension Agent and community leader, died Oct. 8, 2012, in Luther Crest Senior Living Community, South Whitehall.

He had a joyful and fulfilling life.

He began his Pennsylvania State Cooperative Extension Service career in Somerset County in 1946.

Five years later, he moved to Allentown where he finished his 34-year extension career in Lehigh County.

He was an innovator and expert in using mass media to bring together rural and urban communities.

Ruth M. Smoyer

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ontelaunee Auto Club

Ruth M. Smoyer, 80, of New Tripoli, died Oct. 3, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Reuben E. Smoyer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last Nov. 22.

Born March 6, 1932, in Heidelberg Township, she was the daughter of the late Fred N. and Florence (Bittner) Sell.

A member of the Lutheran congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township, she was a member of the Altar Guild, embroidering baptism cloths for many years.

Irene M. Laub

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

grandmother of three

Irene M. Laub, 78, of Allentown, died Oct. 9, 2012, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She and her husband Dale W. Laub were married 59 years this past July.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Brezan.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Orefield.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son David A. and his wife, Janal, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; daughter Karen P., wife of David Rothrock, of Walnutport; brother Joseph Brezan of High Point., N.C.; grandchildren Amanda, Sarah and Cody; nieces and nephews.