Parkland Press

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Richard K. Miller

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ebenezer UCC

Richard K. Miller, 99, of Allentown, died Feb. 18, 2019, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Mary B. (Porambo).

Born in New Tripoli, he was a son of the late William A. and Mabel K. (Krause) Miller.

An Army veteran of World War II, he was a 1937 graduate of Allentown High School.

He graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1941 and then received his Master’s degree in Education from Lehigh University in 1951 and Master’s degree in German from Middlebury College, Vt., in 1969.

Rev. Frank Linn Demmy

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC, Mickleys

The Rev. Frank Linn Demmy, 67, of Allentown, died Feb. 7, 2019, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife Patricia (Kuntz) Demmy were married 45 years last May 12.

Born July 30, 1951, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, he was the son of the late C. Curtiss and Sarah (Witmer) Demmy.

He graduated in 1969 from Central Dauphin High School, Messiah College in 1973 and Winebrenner Seminary, Findley, Ohio, in 1976, where he became ordained.

Mary C. Achenbach

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at United Service Company

Mary C. Achenbach, 87, of New Tripoli, died Feb. 16, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband John A. Achenbach celebrated 61 years of marriage in October 2018.

Born in Boston, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Manuel and Jeanne (Clelland) Lopes.

A 1949 graduate of East Boston High School in Boston, she then attended The Salvation Army Training College in the Bronx, N.Y., from which she graduated in 1953.

Dale R. Baker

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Dale R. Baker, 87, of North Whitehall Township, died peacefully Feb. 15, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem, surrounded by his loving and dedicated family.

He was the husband of Margaret A. (Regec) Baker for more than 64 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Robert O. and Edith (Deiter) Baker Sr.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, where he served on the finance committee.

Martin P. Cisco

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former member of St. Joseph the Worker

Martin P. Cisco, 88, formerly of Whitehall, died Feb. 1, 2019, at home.

Born in Lyndhurst, N.J., he was a son of the late William and Marion Diamond Cisco.

He was the husband of the late Lillian Severynse Cisco.

He proudly and with honor served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps, the U.S. Air Force and he retired from the U.S. Navy.

Following his retirement from the Navy, he did an array of things, including servng as a New Jersey State Trooper, claims agent for New York Life and the New Jersey Transit Corporation.

Paul F. Ruch

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Grundsow Lodge 15

Paul F. Ruch, 92, of Maxatawny, died Feb. 5, 2019, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the widower of Alma M. (Tressler) Ruch.

Born in Breinigsville, he was a son of the late Ralph and Hilda (Smith) Ruch.

A machinist and truck driver for the former Lehigh Portland Cement Co., Fogelsville, and a machinist at the former Tyler Pipe Co., Macungie, he retired in 1992.

He was a member of the Breinigsville VFW Post 8282, Topton American Legion, Kutztown Fire Company, and Grundsow Lodge 15.

Mary Yanakis

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

went to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Mary Yanakis, 92, of Schnecksville, died Feb. 4, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of Peter J. Yanakis.

Born Jan. 17, 1927, in Staten Island, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Costas and Foteni (Zoundos) Kostandelis.

She attended St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Bethlehem.

In addition to her loving husband of more than 66 years, she is survived by sons James and Dean; daughter Eleni (Katz) and her husband, Jeff; and four grandchildren Collin, Jackie, Dimitri and Stavros.

John A. Steinmacher

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

quality manager at Cigna

John A. Steinmacher, 70, of Orefield, died on Feb. 5, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township.

He and his wife Randa C. (Reinecke) Steinmacher were married 47 years last May 15.

Born July 4, 1948, in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Anton C. and Marie D. (Klena) Steinmacher.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree with high honors from Rutgers University in 1979.

A quality manager at Cigna, Easton, for 12 years before retiring, he previously worked at Prudential AARP, Fogelsville, for many years.

Augustus C. Raabe Jr.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland school bus driver

Augustus C. Raabe Jr., 98, of Whitehall, died Feb. 4, 2019, in Heather Glen with his family by his side.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Augustus C. Sr. and Florence (Faust) Raabe.

He studied painting at Cooper Union, operated radar in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and retired as a captain after 30 years of service with the New York City Fire Department before retiring to Whitehall with his wife, Mary.

The couple raised poultry and he built cars and violins in the garage.