Parkland Press

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jeanette J. Maehrer

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

cashier at Kmart

Jeanette J. Maehrer, 79, of Slatington, died June 21, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Miners Campus, Coaldale.

She and her husband James. A. Maehrer were married 58 years last Aug. 16.

Born March 4, 1938, in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late LeRoy and Marjorie (Druckenmiller) Leibenguth.

A clerk and cashier at Kmart, Walnutport, for 17 years, she retired in 1995.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Slatington Moose, and Allen O. Delke American Legion Post 16, Ladies Auxiliary, all in Slatington.

Ellen L. Natale

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Trexler Middle School

Ellen L. Natale, 58, of Allentown, died June 19, 2017, at home.

She was the wife of Anthony Natale.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Leah (Bittner) Kuhns of Allentown and the late Burton Kuhns.

She was extremely devoted to her students and passionate about her work as a paraprofessional in the emotional support program at Trexler Middle School, Allentown, for 17 years, always showing a great deal of patience when working with them.

Stanley M. Wieand

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC, Neffs

Stanley M. “Sno Shoes” Wieand, 85, of Allentown, died on June 18, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, in his home.

He and his wife Jean S. (Stump) Wieand were married 65 years last Nov. 3.

Born Oct. 23, 1931, in Stiles, Whitehall Township, he was the son of the late Martin C. and Ella H. (DeLong) Wieand.

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

Vernon C. Fenstermaker

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ziegels UCC

Vernon C. Fenstermaker, 97, formerly of Allentown, died June 24, 2017, in Coopersburg.

He was the widower of Clara M. (Herber) Fenstermaker.

Born in Weisenberg Township, he was a son of the late Charles and Verdie (Kressley) Fenstermaker.

He was vice president of sales for the former Lehigh Valley Dairy before retiring after 57 years.

Past officer of the Lehigh Valley Grocers’ Association and the Food Industry Association, he was a past member of the Philadelphia Food Trades Association and the Manufacturers’ Representatives of Philadelphia.

Raymond J. Kiser

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC, Neffs

Raymond J. Kiser, 73, of Breinigsville, formerly of Orefield, died June 22, 2017, Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township.

He was the husband of the late Judith D. (Steigerwalt) Kiser.

Born Feb. 14, 1944, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Ralph W. and Bertha M. (Young) Kiser.

A forklift operator at Americold, Fogelsville, for 30 years, he retired in 2010.

He was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

Inno J. Volpe

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Fresh Farmer on television

Inno J. Volpe Sr, 75, of Allentown, died peacefully June 24, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the son of the late Americo and Malvino (Bonnani) Volpe.

The former owner of Volpe’s West Side Lounge, 1970-84, he enjoyed working in the food concession business.

He spent two years being the Fresh Farmer on TV 69 News and was the former president of the PSSA Pennsylvania State Showmen’s Association.

He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena Church.

Sharon L. Danner

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

nurses aide

Sharon L. Danner, 60 of Laurys Station, died June 22, 2017, in ManorCare Health Services I, Bethlehem.

Born Oct. 7, 1956, in Easton, she was the daughter of the late William and Doris (Bertrand) Shellenberger.

She was last employed as a nurses aide for Maximum Care Inc., Whitehall, for four years until taking ill.

Before that, she worked in the same capacity for the former Northampton Village.

Margaret Koons

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Trinity Wesleyan Church

Margaret Koons, 78, of Fogelsville, died on June 25, 2017, in Luther Crest Nursing Center, South Whitehall.

She and her husband Arthur E. Koons were married 34 years in January.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Ermina (Gomes) Ferreire.

She was an office manager and bookkeeper for Rema Management Systems, Allentown, for 37 years.

She was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church, Allentown.

Walter Graf

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Bethlehem Steel

Walter Graf, 87, of Whitehall, died peacefully June 12, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife, Agnes C. (Frisch) Graf, were married 64 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles and Hermina (Keppel) Graf.

A 1946 graduate of Allentown High School, he honorably served with the U.S. Army, and returned home to work at Bethlehem Steel for more than 43 years.

He enjoyed horse racing, playing poker and attending auctions.

Kelsy Lynn Thomson

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1999 Parkland High School graduate

Kelsy Lynn Thomson, 35, of Whitehall, died June 7, 2017. Her greatest love in life were her daughters, Addison and Kendall.

There was nothing she would not do to see them happy.

Christmas was a favorite time, decorating the tree with the girls and making it a special celebration.

She loved music, specifically Bruce Springsteen, and she would frequently coach her daughters on singing along to the songs she herself enjoyed.

Being such a loving and caring person made her perfectly suited for her job with the human resources team at Amazon.