Parkland Press

Monday, December 18, 2017

Josephine M. Kovalchik

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

seamstress

Josephine M. Kovalchik, 88, formerly of Schnecksville, died on Nov. 18, 2017, in Luther Crest Health Center, South Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late Paul F. Kovalchik.

Born Feb. 16, 1929, in Ballietsville, she was the daughter of the late John and Sophie (Yanuschak) Demko.

A seamstress, she enjoyed being a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Slatington.

Patricia A. Schugardt

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Faith Lutheran Church

Patricia A. Schugardt, 75, of North Whitehall Township, died Nov. 7, 2017, in Luther Crest Health Center, South Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late Robert J. Schugardt.

Born Feb. 7, 1942, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Ethel (Elliot) Geesey.

She was a nursing assistant at the former Muhlenberg Hospital, Bethlehem, from 1988-97.

She attended Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

An EMT for the Whitehall-Coplay Ambulance Corps, she was a member of the Copeechan and Petersville rod and gun clubs.

Marion H. Lynn

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Cedar UCC

Marion H. Lynn, 88, of South Whitehall Township, died on Nov. 11, 2017.

She and her husband Earl B. Lynn were married more than 60 years.

Born in Cetronia, she was the daughter of the late William and Frances (Heil) Haines.

She was a member of Cedar United Church of Christ, South Whitehall.

She served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as a registered nurse and was stationed in Alaska.

Later, she was in charge of the dispensary at Western Electric.

She had a love for gardening and enjoyed traveling with her husband.

Richard A. Hahn

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

retired police officer

Retired Allentown Police Sgt. Richard A. “Dick” Hahn of Coplay, formerly of Allentown and Emmaus died peacefully Nov. 11, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family.

The loving husband of Dolores M. “Dolly” (Billie) Hahn, they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on June 6.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Allen and Anna (Urban) Hahn.

After graduation from Emmaus High School in 1959, he enlisted in the Navy, serving on the USS John W. Weeks during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Richard G. Schlosser

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union United Church of Christ

Richard G. “Dick” Schlosser, 80, from Schnecksville, died on Nov. 10, 2017, in his home.

He and his wife Jill F. (Scheffler) Schlosser were married 57 years on Feb. 27.

Born Jan. 26, 1937, in Lynn Township, he was the son of the late George C. Schlosser and Marguerite (Loy) Schlosser Scherer.

He was a tax preparer for Eline’s Tax Service, Allentown, for 20 years before retiring in 2015.

Before that, he was an auditor for the IRS for 35 years in jurisdictions of Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Gary L. Oswald

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

warehouse facility manager

Gary L. Oswald, 62, of Coopersburg, formerly of Schnecksville, died Nov. 12, 2017, in his home.

He and his wife Jamie C. (Swietzer) Oswald were married 24 years.

Born June 26, 1955, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles F. and Charlet A. (Wisser) Oswald.

He was a warehouse facility manager at Allentown Commerce Park.

James A. Snyder

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club

James A. Snyder, 83, of Orefield, died Nov. 9, 2017, in At Home at Parkland nursing home, Schnecksville.

He was the husband of the late Myra J. (Williamson) Snyder.

Born March 2, 1934, in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late James and Grace C. (Anderson) Snyder.

Retired from the Salisbury Township Public Works Department, he most recently worked for the township recycling center.

Before that, he owned and operated a roofing and construction company.

Marilyn A. Shurilla

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ Lutheran Church

Marilyn A. Shurilla, 80, formerly of Allentown, died on Nov. 6, 2017, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, where she was residing.

She was the wife of the late Donald J. Shurilla.

Born May 17, 1937, in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Robert C. and Agnes C. (Schrader) Davis.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and worked throughout her life as a dental hygienist, most recently at Emmaus Dental, Emmaus.

A life-long member of Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown, she sang there with the choir.

Bernard G. Miller

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

LCTI custodian

Bernard G. Miller, 94, of Allentown, died Oct. 23, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Ruth R. (Moyer) Miller were married 64 years on June 13.

Born July 22, 1923, in Whitehall Township, he was the son of the late Robert D. and Florence (Herbster) Miller.

He was a custodian at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, for seven years before retiring.

Before that he worked for Harold M. Blacker Construction, Wescosville, for 10 years and the former Giant Portland Cement Co., Whitehall, for 22 years.

Sarah Elizabeth Guth

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC, Laurys Station

Sarah Elizabeth (Laub) Guth, 83, of Walnutport, died Oct. 29, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem.

She and her husband Dollard S. Guth were married 58 years on March 21.

Born July 8, 1934, in Egypt, Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late Clarence E. Sr. and Flossie M. (Troxell) Laub.

She was a teacher’s aide and cafeteria food service worker in the Parkland School District for several years before retiring. Before that, she worked at Newhard Farms, Coplay, and the former McCrory’s, Allentown.