Parkland Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Ronald G. Savacool Sr.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Ronald G. Savacool Sr., 69, of Orefield, died Aug. 27, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born Aug. 7, 1949, in Allentown, he was the son of the late William B. Sr. and Crisol G. (Mastoras) Savacool.

He was a car salesman for the former Krause Dodge, Schnecksville, and before that, Gilboy Ford, Whitehall.

He was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

Eleanor P. Schneck

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Faith Independent Church

Eleanor P. Schneck, 92, of Statesville, N.C., formerly of Walnutport and Schnecksville, died Aug. 17, 2018, in Valley Nursing Center, Taylorsville, N.C.

She was the wife of the late Norman E. Schneck.

Born April 11, 1926, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Esther L. (Stettler) Grim.

A rental agent for Winding Wood Apartments, Bethlehem, for seven years, she retired in 1987.

Before that, she was the night manager for Mary Ann Donut Kitchen, Allentown, for five years.

Christopher Ray Hausman

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

2011 Northwestern Lehigh graduate

Christopher Ray Hausman, 25, of Kempton, died Aug. 17, 2018, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Kempton, Berks County.

Born Jan. 17, 1993, in Allentown, he was the son of Steven R. and Jodi B. (Hausman) Schiffert of New Tripoli.

He was a diesel mechanic for R.S. Snyder Enterprises Inc., Kempton.

A 2011 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, he was a former member of Lehigh County 4-H.

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

Jennifer Mary Moats

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Jennifer Mary Moats, 51, of Allentown, died Aug. 15, 2018, in ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Simeon L. Moats Jr. and Mary (Alexander) Moats Christine, and the stepdaughter of Richard S. Christine of Allentown.

A member of St. John’s UCC, Allentown, she was a volunteer at Phoebe Home, Allentown, for many years.

Virginia A. Ruch

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland High School graduate

Virginia A. Ruch, 79, of Slatington, died Aug. 15, 2018, in her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 27, 1939, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Utsch and the late Florence (Foulke) Utsch.

She was the wife of the late Alton C.H. Algard who died in 1993.

She is survived by husband Richard Ruch with whom she celebrated 23 years of marriage in January.

A graduate of Parkland High School, she was a homemaker all her life caring for her family.

Michael Charles Bilowith

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

general manager of Cracker Barrel

Michael Charles Bilowith, 51, of Germansville, died Aug. 17, 2018, in his home.

He and his wife Christine (Eckhardt) Bilowith were married 14 years on April 24.

Born April 12, 1967, in Passaic, N.J., he was the son of Ruth Ann (Petrella) Bilowith of Millville, Del. and the late Charles Ronald Bilowith.

He was the general manager of Cracker Barrel, Hamburg, Berks County, since 2011.

Before that, he worked for Panera Bread in Virginia, Einstein Bros. Bagels in Arizona and owned the Bagel Factory in New Milford, N.J.

Craig L. Holben

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1988 Northwestern Lehigh High graduate

Craig L. Holben, 47, of Kutztown, died unexpectedly Aug. 17, 2018, in Palmer Township.

Born Jan. 29, 1971, in Allentown, he was a son to Herman S. and Karen M. (Pradel) Holben.

A 1988 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, he was a driver for Glenn Moyer Trucking, New Tripoli, and later drove truck for Mesko, Allentown.

An avid outdoorsman, he loved camping, fishing and hunting, but above all, he loved being a dad to his two beautiful children.

Betty L. Burns

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Betty L. Burns, 93, formerly of Slatington, and Canton, Ohio, died peacefully Aug. 12, 2018, in Brookdale Assisted Living, Stillwater, Okla.

She was the wife of the late Carlyle P. Burns who died in 2001.

Born June 1, 1925, in Newside, she was the daughter of the late Harvey D. and Helen M. (Rau) Lorah.

She was the office manager of Nickels Bakery for 30 years before retiring.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Slatington.

Raymond L. Truesdell

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

electrical engineer

Raymond L. Truesdell, 91, of Allentown, died Aug. 12, 2018, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.

He was the beloved husband of Charlotte (Frey) Truesdell, whom he married in 1954 in New York City, N.Y.

Proud to have served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant during WWII, he used the GI Bill to became an electrical engineer, and worked for RCA more than 30 years.

An avid gardener, he was a passionate do-it-yourself person who loved cats.

Lucille H. Held Williams

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s UCC

Lucille H. Held Williams, 94, of Allentown, died Aug. 11.

She was the widow of Paul F. Held and Thomas L. Williams.

Born in Lowhill Township, she was a daughter of the late James Y. and Florence (Heil) Wenner.

She and her husband, Paul, owned the former Jonas Hotel in Jonas from 1950-60.

Her family owned the Leather Corner Post Hotel from 1940-50, where she also worked.

A former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Allentown. she was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.