Parkland Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Sharlet M. Eder

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

had profound love of animals

Sharlet M. Eder, 81, of Schnecksville, died on Sept. 10, 2017, in her home.

She and her husband Joseph J. Eder were married 51 years.

Born March 19, 1936, in Houcktown, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howard C. and Mary C. (Compton) Cook.

Having a profound love of animals, she formerly volunteered at the Bunker Hill Beagle Club, Walnutport.

In addition to her loving husband, Joseph, she is survived by a brother, Clair H. Cook of Fostoria, Ohio; and sister-in-law Barbara A. Turner of Schnecksville.

Beth Ann Adams

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1987 Parkland graduate

Beth Ann Adams, 48, of Wynnewood, died Sept. 2, 2017.

Born on Feb. 28, 1969, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Barbara J. (Gutekunst) Smith of Schnecksville, and Robert D. Smith Jr. and his wife, Tandy, of Coplay.

A 1987 graduate of Parkland High School and a 2008 graduate of Cedar Crest College with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, she was an oncology triage nurse at Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia.

Before that, she was an emergency nurse for Main Line Health, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia for many years.

Betty A. Gruber

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s Lutheran Church

Betty A. Gruber, 85, formerly of Slatington, died Sept. 8, 2017, in Whitehall Manor.

She was the wife of the late Harold E. Gruber.

Born Sept. 20, 1931, in Fogelsville, she was the daughter of the late Levi B. and Ida M. (Scherer) Peters.

She was a bus aide for 15 years with Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 before retiring earlier this year.

Before that, she was a folder at the former Paris Neckwear, Walnutport.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fogelsville.

Robert J. Laudenslager

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Union Terrace principal

Robert J. Laudenslager, 69, from Schnecksville, died Aug. 20, 2017, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Karen Lynn (Kram) Laudenslager.

Born Nov. 17, 1947, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harold and Kathryn (Kaufman) Laudenslager.

A 1970 graduate of Kutztown University, he earned a Master’s degree in education from Lehigh University,

He served as the principal of Union Terrace Elementary School, Allentown, for 32 years before retiring in 2003.

During his tenure, he was a junior soccer coach.

Zoe Ann Buhosky

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Zoe Ann Buhosky, 80, of Orefield, died Sept. 11, 2017, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She and her husband Bernard A. Buhosky were married 59 years.

Born March 16, 1937, in Woodbury, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Russell Edgar and Eleanor (Manion) Mood.

A 1958 graduate of the former Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing, she was a private duty nurse before retiring.

Verna I. Reinheimer

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Shepherd of the Hills Church

Verna I. Reinheimer, 93, from Whitehall, formerly of South Whitehall Township, died Sept. 4, 2017, in Whitehall Manor.

She was the wife of the late George E. Reinheimer.

Born June 14, 1924, in Ballietsville, she was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Grace S. (Lazarus) Grim.

She was a secretary at Crowder Jr. Co., formerly in Allentown, for 17 years before retiring in 1960.

She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi for more than 60 years.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, (Egypt) Whitehall.

Frances Ruth Fritz

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Dubbs Memorial UCC

Frances Ruth Fritz, 89, loving mother, grandmother and faithful servant, went to be with the Lord Aug. 29, 2017.

All were blessed by her hospitality, warmth, genuine care and compassion. She was the rock of the family; always keeping her friends and family in prayer.

She loved unconditionally and was exceedingly wise.

Daughter of the late Wilbur Wieder, former Allentown assistant fire chief, and Isabella (Radeline), she spoke lovingly of her parents and brothers.

Eleanor A. Snyder

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of New Life Lutheran Church

Eleanor A. Snyder, 89, of New Tripoli, died Aug. 27, 2017, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.

She was the wife of Lester C. Snyder, who died in 2007.

Born in New Tripoli, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Margaret (Howerter) Fister.

She was a folder for the former Wrights Manufacturing Co., Hamburg, for 28 years before retiring in 1979.

She was also a co-owner, along with her husband, of Snyder Trucking Co., New Tripoli, until retirement.

Frank Tercha

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

farmer his entire life

Frank Tercha, 92, of Fogelsville, died Aug. 28, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Anna (Haaf) Tercha were married 62 years in December 2016.

Born in Alburtis, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Frycz) Tercha.

His parents came to the United States from Poland and he and his siblings were the first generation of his family born in America.

A farmer all his life, he was an extremely hard worker, wonderful husband and father, and completely devoted to his family.

He will be deeply missed.