Parkland Press

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Raymond E. Lobus

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

vice president for Merchants National Bank

Raymond E. “Ray” Lobus, 79, of Virginia Beach, Va., formerly of Coopersburg, died July 11, 2017, in his home.

He and his wife Carol A. (Polak) Lobus were married 49 years last Sept. 9.

Born Aug. 5, 1937, in Allentown, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Yarema) Lobus.

A 1955 graduate of Allentown High School, he was a summa cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, in 1959.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during a peacetime era.

Dolores A. Mohry

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

seamstress at textile mills

Dolores A. Mohry, 85, of South Whitehall Township, died July 12, 2017, peacefully at home.

Born June 4, 1932, in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey G. and Mazie (Gerhart) Reinhart.

She was the wife of the late Donald Z. Mohry who died Nov. 9, 1992.

A seamstress at various textile mills, she did various finishing work for private entrepreneurs.

She enjoyed quilting, knitting, winning at bingo and was an avid Phillies fan.

Sandra E. Grim

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC, Neffs

Sandra E. Grim, 74, of Ruchsville, died July 6, 2017, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She and her husband Keith W. Grim were married 53 years last May 9.

Born April 14, 1943, in Ballietsville, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. Jr. and Arlene H. (Gantz) Horwith.

A member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, she volunteered as a food service worker at NOVA Ladies Auxiliary, Ormrod, the Egypt Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, and the Egypt Park Athletic Association.

She loved to bake and enjoyed watching her granddaughters cheer lead and play softball.

Patricia L. Frey

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan United Church of Christ

Patricia L. Frey, 79, of Schnecksville, died on July 3, 2017, in her home.

She was the wife of the late William D. Frey.

Born June 19, 1938, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Theodore F. and Thelma E. (Quier) Rothrock.

An entrepreneur and great mother, she co-owned, with her late husband, the former Plaza Beverage Inc. at Crest Plaza from 1986-2000 and concurrently worked as an award winning salesperson at Rothrock Motor Sales, Allentown, from 1985-99.

Christine D. Smith

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC, Neffs

Christine D. Smith, 77, of Schnecksville, died July 9, 2017, surrounded by her loving family in her home.

She was the wife of the late Harold S. Smith.

Born Jan. 3, 1940, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Paul F. and Dorothy E. (Smoyer) Kuhns.

She owned and operated Christine Smith’s Beauty Shop, Schnecksville, for 45 years before retiring in 1985.

A member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, she was a former 4-H leader.

Robert J. Soldridge Sr.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

employed by former Beatrice Cheese

Robert J. Soldridge Sr., 84, of Slatington, died July 8, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

He and his wife Patricia A. (Seyfried) Soldridge celebrated 56 years of marriage last August.

Born in North Whitehall Township, he was a son of the late Frank and Angela (Bult) Soldridge Sr.

He was employed by the former Beatrice Cheese for 13 years before retiring.

Mary E. Rauner

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

agent for Primerica Financial Services

Mary E. Rauner, 73, of Breinigsville, died July 1, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Richard Rauner were married 51 years last August.

Born in Worcester, Mass., she was a daughter of the late John and Lucille (Fontaine) Brown.

She was an agent for Primerica Financial Services for 30 years.

Before that, she worked for Planned Parenthood as an educator and was also a registered nurse.

She brought love, kindness, wisdom and strength to all those whose lives she touched.

Gary Dudeck

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

loved playing with his grandchildren

Gary Dudeck, 63, died June 21, 2017, at home.

He will be remembered for the great love he had playing with his grandchildren and talking with them on the phone.

Also, he loved spending time on the couch and watching TV.

He will be missed greatly by his sons, Matthew, and his wife, Rema, and their children Dominic, Layla and Alivia; son Jason, along with his partner Melissa and their son Jason Jr.; brother Greg; sisters Debbie and her husband, Skip, and Diane and her husband, Tom, and their children Katelyn, Nick and Kelly.

His service will be private.

Arvids Ziedonis Jr.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Muhlenberg College professor

The Rev. Dr. Arvids Ziedonis Jr., 86, formerly of Bethlehem, Fountain Hill, of Paradise Township. died June 26, 2017, in St. Clares Hospital, Dover, N.J.

He was the husband of the late Zigrida M. (Vurlicer) Ziedonis who died in 2013.

Born March 8, 1931 in Daugavpils, Latvia, he was the son of the late Arvids Ziedonis Sr. and Maria (Kostakavich).

A 1955 graduate from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, he was ordained at the Philadelphia Theological Seminary in 1958.

His first call was at Holy Trinity Church, Steelton in 1958.