Parkland Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Gloria J. Wertman

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed beautician

Gloria J. Wertman, 76, of New Tripoli, died May 22, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Carl W. Wertman would have been married for 59 years next month.

Born in Best Station, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth (Clauser) Solt.

A self-employed beautician in New Tripoli for 49 years, she was also a waitress at the former Shankweiler Hotel and a clerk at the former Hess’s Department Store.

Dolores O. Rowlands

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Dolores O. Rowlands, 90, of Slatington, died May 13, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Thomas D. Rowlands.

Born Oct. 16, 1926, in Nanticoke, Luzerne County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Sr. and Blodwyn (Jones) Edwards.

She was a labeler for 24 years at Paris Neckwear, formerly in Walnutport, before retiring in 1989.

A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Slatington, she sang with the choir for 25 years.

Eric W. Smith

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

accomplished golfer

Eric W. Smith, 93, of Macungie, formerly of New London, Conn., and Waterford, Conn., died May 1, 2017, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the husband of the late Elizabeth S. (Kienle) Smith and Joan (Todd) Smith.

Born March 3, 1924, in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Max W. and Elsie (Worsley) Smith.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II with a rank of technical sergeant.

Gregory P. Kotch

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

vice president of Yorgey Supply

Gregory P. Kotch, 57, of Salisbury Township, died May 13, 2017, at home.

He and his wife Carolyn J. (Muta) Kotch were married 27 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of John and Sonia (Prisaznik) Kotch.

A graduate of Lehigh University, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics.

He was vice president of Yorgey Supply, Schnecksville, and a certified ground water systems sales specialist.

A great provider and very supportive of his family, he attended every one of his children’s sports activities and soccer games.

Irmgard Snyder Roberts

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owner of Roscoe P. Snyder Insurance

Irmgard Snyder Roberts, 89, of Country Meadows, Allentown, formerly of Berlinsville, died May 5, 2017.

She was the wife of Donald G. Roberts to whom she was married 41 years and the late Roscoe P. Snyder.

Born March 22, 1928, in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Josef and Maria Zaraza.

She was the co-owner of the Roscoe P. Snyder Insurance Agency, Berlinsville, until her retirement.

She loved to play golf, dance, garden, go out to eat and spend time with family and friends.

Wilma A. Mohr

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ziegels UCC

Wilma A. Mohr, 80, of Kempton, formerly of Alburtis and Breinigsville, died May 2, 2107, in the presence of her loving family in her home.

She was the wife of the late Donald R. Mohr, who died in 2002.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Jacob F. and Sallie E. (Bollinger) Serfass.

A member of Ziegels United Church of Christ, Breinigsville, she was a former choir member, Sunday School teacher, member of the Mission Response group, as well as a kitchen helper and baker.

Charles V.R. Dauerty

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

employed by Step By Step

Charles V.R. Dauerty, 63, of Kempton, died May 8, 2017, in his home.

He and his wife Christel B. (Braun) Boyd were married 42 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of Charles V.R. Dauerty of Jonesboro, Tenn., and the late Henriette (Walker) Dauerty.

The director of outpatient services for Step By Step, Allentown, he was also a black belt martial arts instructor at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethlehem, for many years.

He was also the treasurer and board member of the Gabriel Chamber Ensemble, Orwigsburg.

Helena L. Stoudt

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

bookkeeper at Phillips Feed and Grain

Helena L. Stoudt, 87, of Northampton, died peacefully May 15, 2017, surrounded by her family in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem.

She was the wife of the late Gilbert F. “Gip” Stoudt.

Born May 11, 1930, in Germansville, she was the daughter of the late Alvin D. and Lettie I. (Semmel) Snyder.

She was a bookkeeper at Phillips Feed and Grain, Germansville, Rollie’s Ice Cream and Stoudt Wealth Management, Northampton.

Bernard R. Corriveau

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed truck driver

Bernard R. Corriveau, 71, of Allentown, died May 4, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife Jane A. (Heilman) Corriveau were married four years last August.

Born in Southbridge, Mass., he was a son of the late Arthur L. and Ida E. (Duquette) Corriveau.

A self-employed truck driver for 42 years before retiring in 2012, he honorably and faithfully served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Eleanor G. Crothers

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Sears Roebuck

Eleanor G. Crothers, 92, of B’nai B’rith Apartments, Allentown, formerly of Whitehall, died peacefully May 4, 2017, at home.

She and her husband Charles F. “Chats” Crothers were married 63 years at the time of his death in 2009.

Born during a snowstorm in North Catasauqua, Dr. Trexler arrived in a horse-drawn sled to deliver her.

She was the only child of the late Bruno and Evelyn (Jones) Haake.

A 1942 graduate of Whitehall High School, she was a member of the National Honor Society.