Parkland Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Herbert E. Oswald

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from ALPO

Herbert E. Oswald, 80, of Lock Haven, formerly of New Tripoli and Allentown, died April 25, 2019, in UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

He was the husband of the late LaVerne M. (Snyder) Kocher Oswald.

Born Sept. 23, 1938, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Arthur F. and Beatrice M. (Steckel) Oswald.

He was employed at ALPO, South Whitehall Township, for many years before retiring.

He was a former volunteer fire police for Goodwill Fire Co. No. 1, Germansville.

Ray L. Hausman

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ziegels Lutheran Church

Ray L. Hausman, 83, of Breinigsville, died April 25, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Gloria M. (Hoffman) Hausman were married 65 years in March.

Born in Upper Macungie Township, he was a son of the late Howard E. and Alma S. (Gresley) Hausman.

A machine operator at Stroh’s Brewery for 25 years, he had also worked at the former Freeman’s Dairy for 21 years.

He was a member of Ziegels Lutheran Church, Breinigsville.

A member of the Seipstown Grange for many years, he also was a member of the police auxiliary.

Virginia D. Shoemaker

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Morgenland Church

Virginia D. “Ginny” Shoemaker, 80, of Trexlertown, died April 26, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Russell L. Shoemaker were married 60 years.

Born Aug. 3, 1938, in Jacksonville, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Emma (Morton) Marshburn.

She was a member of Morgenland Church, Orefield.

She enjoyed eating breakfast at Bear Swamp Diner, taking trips to North Carolina to visit family, attending yard sales and spending time with her grandchildren.

Thomas M. Arner

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

machinist at Mack Trucks

Thomas M. Arner, 79, of Orefield, died on April 23, 2019, in his home.

He and his wife, Bonita L. (Heiser) Arner, were married 50 years last May 4.

Born Jan. 16, 1940, in Coaldale, he was the son of the late Harry T. and Mildred A. (Daubenspeck) Arner.

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

An inspector and machinist at Mack Trucks Inc., Macungie, for 21 years, he retired in 1987.

He was a member of the North End Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli, and a former Cub Scout leader at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

Jeffrey K. Brady

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

1981 Parkland graduate

Jeffrey K. Brady, 55, of Breinigsville, died peacefully April 19, 2019, at home surrounded by loved ones.

He and his wife Ellen M. (Milke) shared the last four years.

Born in Sinking Spring, he was the son of the late Jack K. and Catherine M. (Hartline) Brady.

He graduated in 1981 from Parkland High School and from Kutztown University cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

He was a repair supervisor for 20 years with Ironton Telephone Company.

Richard A. Frantz

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Greenawalds fire chief

Richard A. Frantz, 87, of South Whitehall Township, died peacefully April 19, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the beloved husband and soul mate of the late Nancy G. Frantz.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harley S. and Isabelle (Andres) Frantz.

He graduated from South Whitehall High School in 1949 and served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army as a military intelligence officer before being honorably discharged.

Lorene E. Leeney

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Lorene E. Leeney, 91, of Schnecksville, formerly of Madison, N.J., died peacefully April 20, 2019, at home, surrounded by her children.

She and her late husband, Frederick F. Leeney, were married 64 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.

Born July 3, 1927, in Platte, S.D., she was a daughter of Onesime E. and Mary (Korbel) Turgeon.

A graduate of Chamberlain High School, Chamberlain, S.D., she held various jobs over the years and volunteered her time in several capacities.

Joanna Mulqueen

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Joanna Mulqueen, 89, of Allentown, died Good Friday, April 19, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late James T. Mulqueen.

Born June 8, 1929, in Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Marie E. (Dougherty) Ryan.

A graduate of Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in child psychology, she was a tenant selection supervisor with the Allentown Housing Authority for 20 years before retiring in 1996.