Parkland Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

Betty H. Kostiuk

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

retiree of New Jersey Bell Telephone

Betty H. Kostiuk, 89, of Allentown, died peacefully Sept. 23, 2019, in Country Meadows, Allentown.

A retiree from New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, she was a loving wife and stepmother.

She will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

Her survivors include loving stepchildren Danielle Casamento, Kathleen Slater and Roger Kostiuk and extended family members.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John “Jack” Peter Kostiuk; parents Joseph and Rose Hirth; and stepchildren Christine, Jack and Alan Kostiuk.

John S. Kerstetter Sr.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of United Steel Workers Union

John S. Kerstetter Sr., 64, of Levittown, formerly of Buffalo, N.Y., died Sept. 22, 2019, in the Statesman Health and Rehabilitation Center, Levittown.

He was the husband of the late Petera J. (Trapp) Kerstetter, who died in 2015.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of Ruth (Reinard) Kerstetter, Allentown, and the late Marlin Kerstetter.

A 1973 graduate of Emmaus High School, he worked for Bethlehem Steel for many years, becoming a supervisor, and later moving to the Lackawanna Plant, until retiring in 2013.

He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union.

Karen L. Masenheimer

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

secretary, bookkeeper for family tree farm

Karen L. Masenheimer, 72, of New Tripoli, died Sept. 24, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Dewey J. Masenheimer, were married 49 years.

Born June 4, 1947, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Evelyn (Yorgey) Werkheiser.

A 1965 graduate of Allen High School, she started her working career at the former Shaw’s Pharmacy where she met her husband who worked at a gas station next door.

She was a stay-at-home mom who later began working at Josh Early Candies where she was employed for 30 years.

Clair R. Schneck

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland school bus driver

Clair R. Schneck, 93, of Slatington, died Sept. 21, 2019, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife, Grace E. (Remaley) Schneck, were married 66 years.

Born May 5, 1926, in Neffs, he was the son of the late Richard H. and Helen C. (Ruch) Schneck.

A 1951 graduate of Slatington High School, he faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Seabees Battalion.

He was an assembly line technician at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 38 years before retiring in 1987.

Jane A. LaBold

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Jane A. LaBold, 94, of Slatington, died Sept. 29, 2019, in Liza’s House, Danielsville.

She was the widow of Robert C. LaBold.

Born in Bowmanstown, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Margaret (Harlan) Haines.

She worked for Wells Fargo for many years.

A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Slatington, she was a life member of the Emerald Starhose Co., Emerald, where she volunteered with the Ladies Auxiliary.

She was also a Golden Star member of the Slatington Chapter of Eastern Star and Rose Croix.

Ralph M. Follweiler

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jacob’s Church

Ralph M. Follweiler, 86, of Kempton, died Sept. 18, 2019, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.

He and his wife, Pearl F. (Hamm) Follweiler, celebrated 63 years of marriage in July.

Born in Germansville, he was a son of the late Luther J. and Erma A. (Ohl) Follweiler.

A 1950 graduate of Slatington High School, he later worked as a carpenter for 37 years for the former AT&T, Allentown, until retiring in 1992.

He also was a funeral attendant for the Robert S. Nester Funeral Homes in New Tripoli and New Ringgold for many years.

Claire M. Marsteller

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Cedar Lutheran Church

Claire M. Marsteller, 88, of Allentown, died Sept. 20, 2019, in Devon House senior care.

She was the wife of the late William P. Marsteller, with whom she shared 66 years of marriage until his death.

Born in Fogelsville, she was the daughter of the late Harvey J. and Grace M. (Beil) Solt.

Before retiring, she was a private housekeeper and she previously worked at Hess’s and Brown Shoe Company.

She was a member of Cedar Lutheran Church, Cetronia, where she served with the choir.

Joseph R. Moyer Sr.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Trinity E.C. Church

Joseph R. Moyer Sr., 79, of Walnutport, died Sept. 18, 2019, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Wanda Sue (Davis) Moyer.

Born Jan. 14, 1940, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Stephen and Althea Melba (Furst) Moyer.

A line operator at Lehigh Valley Dairy for 25 years, he retired in 2002.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Berlinsville, Walnutport.

Edna Gutekunst

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Coplay Saengerbund

Edna Gutekunst, 89, of Fullerton, died peacefully on Sept. 17, 2019.

She and her husband, Donald W. Gutekunst, were married 41 years at the time of his death in 1992.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Leopold and Stella (Drauch) Dobitsch.

A 1947 graduate of Central Catholic, she had various positions in the working field until retiring.

She was a dedicated member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church where she volunteered.

She enjoyed bowling and polka dancing at the Coplay Saengerbund where she was a member.