Parkland Press

Monday, December 18, 2017

Norwood B. Steigerwalt

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Telephone Pioneers

Norwood B. Steigerwalt, 95, of Orefield, died Nov. 3, 2017, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Mildred L. (Oswald) Steigerwalt.

Born April 28, 1922, in West Bowmanstown, Carbon County, he was the son of the late Paul M.R. and Abbie A. (Noll) Steigerwalt.

He faithfully and honorably served his county in the U.S. Army during World War II with a rank of staff sergeant.

A member and past president of the Telephone Pioneers, he was employed in engineering personnel at the former Western Electric, Allentown, for 38 years before retiring in 1985.

Tara Marie Serino

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church

Tara Marie Serino, 19, from Orefield, died on Nov. 1, 2017.

Born Nov. 10, 1997, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Fred A. and Sandra K. (Kowalczyk) Serino of Orefield.

She was a graduate of St. Joseph the Worker Elementary School, Orefield, and a 2015 graduate of Parkland High School.

A member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield, she had a deep faith in God and a beautiful spirit.

God called her home on All Saints Day.

Dorothy H. Miller

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Dorothy H. Miller, 96, of Whitehall, died peacefully Oct. 28, 2017, at the home of her daughter.

She and her husband Richard S. Miller were married 40 years at the time of his death in 2000.

Born in Port Talbot, South Wales, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Sushanna (Thomas) House.

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

She was a longtime registered nurse and supervisor at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown, until retiring.

Raymond H. Hite

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Sarco

Raymond H. Hite, 85, of Germansville, died Aug. 19, 2017, in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall.

He was the loving husband of Amile (Winter) Hite for 64 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Raymond and Edna (Green) Hite.

He retired from Sarco Manufacturing, where he worked for many years.

An Air Force veteran, who served in Germany, he was an avid animal lover.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by brothers Clarence and James of Allentown, Robert of Germansville; and sister Nancy Zaradnick of Allentown.

Betty Mae Snyder

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Betty Mae Snyder, 87, of Orefield, died Oct. 31, 2017, at home.

She was the widow of LeRoy W.J. Snyder.

Born in Lynn Township, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Ida (Ulrich) Wotring.

She worked in the laundry department at Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown, for 10 years and was a seamstress in the Lehigh Valley for many years.

She was a member of Fogelsville and Trexlertown senior citizen groups.

A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fogelsville, she was active there with the Busy Bees.

Stephen D. Rhoades

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Eagle Scout

Stephen D. Rhoades, 49, of South Whitehall, died Nov. 1, 2017, in his home.

Born in Upper Darby, he was the son of Catherine C. (Breslin) Rhoades of South Whitehall and the late Walter J. Rhoades.

He was a member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Allentown.

He earned his Eagle Scout award and was captain of the Parkland High School Debate Team which won the state title.

He graduated Juris Prudence from Widener School of Law, and earned his under-graduate degree from Bucknell University.

Esther A. Kunkel

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

oldest member of St. Paul’s, Seiberlingsville

Esther A. Kunkel, 95, formerly of Kempton and New Tripoli, died Oct. 21, 2017 in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall.

Born Oct. 3, 1922, in Weisenberg Township, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Florence (Christman) Snyder and the wife of the late Wayne H. Kunkel who died in 1990.

She was the oldest member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Seiberlingsville, Kempton, where she formerly was with the choir for many years.

Arthur Hayden Anderson Sr.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for IBM

Arthur “Andy” Hayden Anderson Sr., 85, of Whitehall, died Sept. 26, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Born Aug. 4, 1932, in Porus, Jamaica, he and his sister Chloe were the children of Arthur and Zoe (Amy) Anderson.

A very good student, he enjoyed sports, particularly soccer and cricket.

After graduating high school, he worked for the import-export office for the Jamaican government for 18 months, during which time he met and courted his wife-to-be Sybil (Angela) Anderson.

Bernard G. Miller

Thursday, November 2, 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 2, 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.