Parkland Press

Monday, December 18, 2017

Michael G. Hartman

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Dorney Park ride operator

Michael G. Hartman, 45, of Lehighton, died suddenly Oct. 21, 2017, in East Penn Township, as a result of an accident.

Born in Coaldale, Schuylkill County, he was a son of Elaine D. (Leikel) Hartman of Towamensing Township and the late Robert R. Hartman.

A 1990 graduate of Palmerton High School, he was a team leader in the maintenance department and ride operator at Dorney Park, South Whitehall, and in custodial services at Blue Mountain Resort, Lower Towamensing Township.

Raymond H. Hite

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Sarco

Raymond H. Hite, 85, of Germansville, died Aug. 19, 2017, in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall.

He was the loving husband of Amile (Winter) Hite for 64 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Raymond and Edna (Green) Hite.

He retired from Sarco Manufacturing, where he worked for many years.

An Air Force veteran, who served in Germany, he was an avid animal lover.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by brothers Clarence and James of Allentown, Robert of Germansville; and sister Nancy Zaradnick of Allentown.

Hugh P. O’Donnell

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

served as Green Beret

Hugh P. O’Donnell, 75, of New Tripoli, died Oct. 29, 2017, at home.

He and his wife Judith A. (Rutz) O’Donnell were married 47 years in June.

Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Hugh J. and Agnes (Ginner) O’Donnell.

A postal worker at the Lehigh Valley Distribution Center for 20 years, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as part of the U.S. Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets.

Edward J. Zamborsky

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Lehigh Valley attorney

Attorney Edward J. Zamborsky died peacefully at home on Oct. 16, 2017.

He was the beloved husband of Marykay (Barnes) Zamborsky with whom he shared over 51 years.

Born June 21, 1941, in Allentown, he was a son of the late Dr. Edward and Helen (Gresko) Zamborsky.

He attended Allentown High School, graduated from Moravian Academy in 1959, Lehigh University in 1963, where he was a member of Sigma Chi, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, and Villanova Law School in 1966, with a Juris Doctorate degree.

Carl W. Koch

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former member of Pioneer Band

Carl W. Koch, 66, of Allentown, died Oc. 22, 2017, surrounded by his loving family in Jeanes Hospital, Philadelphia.

He and his wife Joan M. (Rebarchak) Koch were married 37 years on Aug. 2.

Born April 17, 1951, in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Harold J. and Arlene K. (Leuthold) Koch.

He graduated from Susquehanna Township High School, suburban Harrisburg, and Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degreein math education and computer science.

While at PSU, he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and played the baritone in the Blue Band.

Curtis E. Schneck

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

home builder

Curtis E. Schneck, 84, of Schnecksville, died Oct. 18, 2017, in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife Shirley A. (Schneck) Schneck were married 60 years on May 4.

Born Oct. 17, 1933, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul J. Sr. and Leona C. (Eyer) Schneck.

He graduated in 1951 from Parkland High School, and Penn State Allentown Campus with a building construction degree.

One of the most respected homebuilders in the Lehigh Valley, in 1964, he founded Curtis E. Schneck Inc., Building Contractor, Schnecksville.

Stanley H. Miller

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at AmeriCold

Stanley H. Miller, 87, formerly of New Tripoli, died Oct. 16, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

A resident of the Emmaus Assisted Living, Emmaus, he was born in Lynn Township, a son of the late Frank and Katherine (Star) Miller.

Employed by AmeriCold storage facility, Allentown, he retired in 1992.

His survivors include nieces and nephews, including a niece Cindy Fedder formerly of New Tripoli, with whom he formerly resided.

RitaAnn Muthard

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

waitress at Neffs and Kempton hotels

RitaAnn Muthard, 75, of Walnutport, died on Oct. 19, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, Bethlehem, after a courageous 20-plus year battle with cancer.

She was the companion of Amos P. “Lefty” Kleckner and the wife of the late Robert A. Muthard and Patrick J. Philbin.

Born Sept. 2, 1942, in West Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late Robert M. Sr. and Rita A. (Rodgers) Frantz.

She was a waitress at the Neffs and Kempton hotels before retiring in 2000.

Walter A. Schrettner

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born on family farm

Walter A. Schrettner, 92 years, 4 months, 1 day; a resident of South Whitehall Township, died peacefully on his 69th wedding anniversary, Oct. 16, 2017, in Whitehall Manor, with his bride, Margaret P. (Dobitsch) Schrettner, by his side.

Born on the family farm in Laurys Station, he was a son of the late Anthony and Stella (Mild) Schrettner.

He was a member of The Cathedral Church of Saint Catharine of Siena, Allentown.

A 1943 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, he was a longtime union ironworker with Local 36.

Esther A. Kunkel

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

oldest member of St. Paul’s, Seiberlingsville

Esther A. Kunkel, 95, formerly of Kempton and New Tripoli, died Oct. 21, 2017 in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall.

Born Oct. 3, 1922, in Weisenberg Township, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Florence (Christman) Snyder and the wife of the late Wayne H. Kunkel who died in 1990.

She was the oldest member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Seiberlingsville, Kempton, where she formerly was with the choir for many years.