Parkland Press

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Isabelle C. Kercimar

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

owned BELL-MAR Enterprises

Isabelle C. Kercimar, 90, of Allentown, died in the Inpatient Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was a countess of Slovak ancestry, and the daughter of the late Florence Stefania Sivak Burdock Bandzi and Michael Burdock of Allentown, PA.

The devoted and loving wife of Francis C. “Frank” Kercimar, who died four months and one day earlier, through her unbearable grief, she died of a broken heart.

Inseparable in life, they could not be separated by death itself.

Margaret M. Varner

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Albany Township

Margaret M. Varner, 64, died July 12, 2019, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall.

Born in Albany Township, she was a daughter of the late Mark H. Miller and Annetta M. (Varner) Kleinsmith.

She was of the Protestant faith.

Her survivors include her sister, Betty K. (Steve) Heydt, of Akron; brother Kermit (Bonnie) Kleinsmith of Reading; and several nieces and nephews.

Visit nesterfuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the family.

Arrangements made by Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, New Tripoli.

Sally S. Longenberger

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

chemistry teacher at Parkland

Sally S. Longenberger, 80, of Orefield, died July 13, 2019, in her home.

She was the wife of the late Drue R. Longenberger.

Born Dec. 31, 1938, in Kingston, Luzerne County, she was the daughter of the late William S. and Elizabeth C. (Nagy) Skomsky.

The valedictorian of Berwick High School, Class of 1956, she graduated from Gettysburg College in 1960 with a Bachelor of Sciemce degree in biology, and earned her Master’s degree in marine biology from Duke University.

She taught chemistry at Parkland High School for 33 years before retiring in 1997.

Megan L. LeVan

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

physician manager at KidsPeace

Megan L. LeVan, 35, of New Tripoli, died July 12, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Daniel E. LeVan, were married seven years.

Born June 14, 1984, in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of Mark R. and Sharon L. (Ross) Maletsky of Schnecksville.

She was a physician manager at KidsPeace, Schnecksville.

She will forever be remembered as a strong-willed and dedicated wife and mother.

Robert P. Amore

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Nativity Lutheran Church

Robert P. Amore, 60, of New Tripoli, died July 3, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Patricia G. (Rauch) Amore, were married 36 years last October.

Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., he was a son of the late Salvatore and Joyce (Snover) Amore.

He was a chemical worker for 28 years at GEO Specialty Chemicals, South Whitehall.

A member of Nativity Lutheran Church, Allentown, he enjoyed bowling in the Lehigh Valley for many years and participated in HO slot car racing.

Curtis C. Rabert

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Neffs fire chief

Curtis C. Rabert, 91, formerly of Neffs, died July 12, 2019, in Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton.

He was the husband of the late Ruth V. (Ringer) Rabert.

Born March 12, 1928, in Washington Township, he was the son of the late Willard W. and Grace E. (Mertz) Rabert.

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

A tinsmith, he worked for several roofing and metal fabrication companies in the Lehigh Valley.

He also was a custodian in the swimming pool area of the Parkland High School.

Richard L. Grammes

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned Norma J. Restaurant

Richard L. Grammes, 88, of Coplay, went home to join the love of his life, Norma J. (Bieber) Grammes, on July 8, 2019.

Born May 6, 1931, in Trexlertown, he was the son of the late Mary C. (Braim) Kressler.

He faithfully and honorably served his country during the Korean War as an U.S. Navy airman.

He served aboard the USS Valley Forge and the USS Intrepid as a F4U Corsair chief mechanic.

He also served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, flying on a Douglas JD-1 Invader.

Mildred L. Wanamaker

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Peter’s Methodist Church

Mildred L. Wanamaker, 96, formerly of Emerald, died July 3, 2019, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall Township.

She was the wife of the late Edward B. Wanamaker.

Born Dec. 23, 1922, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Phoebe D. (Ketterer) Phillips.

A member of and employed by St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Emerald, as the caretaker for 40 years, she retired in 2006.

For 28 years, she served as secretary of the missionary society at the church.

Reniea A.A. Peters

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

licensed practical nurse

Reniea A.A. Peters, 87, of Allentown, died July 5, 2019, in Devon House, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Marvin W. Peters.

Born Nov. 1, 1931, in Walnutport, she was the daughter of the late Nevin J. Sr. and Sarah E. (Weyhenmeyer) Stahley.

A licensed practical nurse at the former Allentown State Hospital for 16 years, she retired in 1988.

Before that, she was a private duty nurse.

Estelle L. Parkinson

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

enjoyed family vacations

Estelle L. (Markowitz) Parkinson, 88, of Allentown, died June 29, 2019, at the home of her family in Lehighton after a yearlong struggle from a stroke.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Deborah and her husband Edward “Joe” Kudla III; granddaughter Dena and husband, Reynold, and great-grandson Hayden Gabel of New Tripoli; grandson Zachary Kudla of Lehighton and Faustena Keesecker of West Virginia and family.

She is also survived by her brother William Markovitz and his wife; five nieces, four nephews and their families.