Parkland Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Richard N. Shoemaker

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1979 Parkland graduate

Richard N. Shoemaker, 56, of Kunkletown, formerly of Slatington, died Sept. 17, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Katyjo L. (Dottery) Shoemaker were married 13 years.

Born Nov. 7, 1960, in Allentown, he was the son of Russell L. Sr. and Virginia D. (Marshburn) Shoemaker.

A 1979 graduate of Parkland High School, he was a security guard for several security companies in the Lehigh Valley before retiring.

Frank J. Klucsarits

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Hercules Cement

Frank J. “Lefty” Klucsarits, 83, of Whitehall and Northampton, died peacefully on Sept. 13, 2017.

He and his wife Penelope “Penny” (Kosits) Klucsarits were married 39 years at the time of her death in 1999.

A son of the late Frank R. and Theresa (Kroboth) Klucsarits, he was a 1952 graduate of the former Coplay High School.

A millwright at Giant Cement, Dragon, he retired from Hercules Cement after a lifetime of service.

Albert R. Raubenhold

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ziegels Lutheran Church

Albert R. “Phil” Raubenhold, 87, of Allentown, died Sept. 18, 2017 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife Shirley E. (Barto) Raubenhold celebrated 62 years of marriage last Nov. 6.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Howard G. and Sue (Lindenmuth) Raubenhold.

An electrician for IBEW Local 375 for many years, he retired in 1995.

He was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Ziegels Church and the former St. James Lutheran Church, Allentown.

He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War.

Charles G. Wechsler

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Laurys Station firefighter

Charles G. Wechsler, 74, of Treichlers, died Sept. 5, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Health Network Hospice, Salisbury Township.

Born May 9, 1943, in Albany Township, Berks County, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Ida R. (Correll) Wechsler.

He and his wife Barbara A. (Lagler) Wechsler shared 53 years of marriage on March 14.

Last employed by Ingersoll-Rand Corp., Allentown, he was responsible for transportation and distribution of products for 30 years before retiring in 1993.

He was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran church, Whitehall.

John Samus

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

John Samus, 93, of Fogelsville, died Sept. 17, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the widower of Helen M. (Sabol) Samus.

Born in Mahanoy City, he was the son of the late Wassel and Sophie (Mazur) Samus.

He was a mail carrier in New Jersey for 22 years.

John was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Orefield.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was part of the first wave of the invasion of Normandy.

Constance L. Palmer

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

rural postal carrier

Constance L. Palmer, 61, of Kutztown, died Sept. 11, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Phillip P. Palmer were married 13 years last December.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Grace (Jacoby) Arndt.

She was a rural postal carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Fogelsville for 20 years and also a bus driver for the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She was on the board of directors for the former Northwestern Ambulance Corps.

Dolores Catherine Zimmerman

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan UCC

Dolores Catherine Zimmerman, 80, formerly of Allentown, died Sept. 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

Born May 30, 1937, in Shamokin, Northumberland County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Angeline (Hognitskie) Stasick.

She was an optometric assistant before retiring.

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

Her survivors include a son Kenneth R. Zimmerman and his wife, Lori, of Schnecksville; and a daughter, Loni J. Zimmerman of Allentown.

David L. Bauder

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

retired accountant

David L. Bauder, 71, of Allentown, died on Sept. 8, 2017, at home.

He and his wife Barbara P. (Vogel) Bauder were married 46 years in July.

He was the son of the late Milton and Dorothy G. (Smith) Bauder.

An enrolled agent and accountant in the Lehigh Valley for more than 50 years, he retired this year.

He loved to play tennis, walk his dog, Maggie, and enjoyed trips to Sanibel Island and Key West, Fla.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam.

Elizabeth A. Freas

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Fogelsville Elementary teacher

Elizabeth A. Freas, 88, of Orefield, died on Sept. 16, 2017, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She was the widow of Charles M. Freas.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Mabel (Kriner) Sherer.

A graduate of Moravian College, Bethlehem, she was a teacher for 23 years in the Parkland School District at Fogelsville Elementary School.

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