Parkland Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Alice M. Stephen

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Alice M. Stephen, 86, of Schnecksville, died May 16, 2018, in her home.

She was the wife of the late Ernest C. Stephen.

Born February 22, 1932, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late William M. and Pearl L. (Wotring) Good.

She was a sewing machine operator at the former Tama Mfg., Northampton, for many years before retiring.

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

June A. Kralick

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

enjoyed cooking and baking

June A. Kralick, 85, of South Whitehall Township, died May 13, 2018, at home.

She was the wife of the late Andrew A. Kralick Sr.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Grace A. (Leiby) Feiertag.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing, going to the casinos, and mostly being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth M. Schmidt

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

oldest parishioner of Holy Trinity Church

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Schmidt, 98, of Schnecksville, died May 18, 2018, in At Home at Parkland, where she received wonderful, loving care.

She was predeceased by her devoted husband of 62 years, Werner G. Schmidt.

Born Dec. 12, 1919, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Laura (Hewlett) Scarborough.

She was the oldest parishioner of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt, Whitehall.

Wallace Ray Fenner

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Plow Boys

Wallace Ray Fenner, 91, of Breinigsville, died May 12, 2018.

He and his wife Doris May (Kaniper) Fenner were married nearly 73 years.

Born in Bangor, he was the son of the late Earl G. and Edith (Williams) Fenner.

Retired from truck driving and previously the owner of the Breinigsville Hotel from 1971-81, he earlier farmed from 1946-59.

During his retirement years, he vacationed with family, built homes, refurbished tractors and attended tractors pulls.

He was a member of the Plow Boys and enjoyed hunting with family and friends.

Althea M. Oswald

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Ironton

Althea M. Oswald, 84, of New Tripoli, formerly of Coplay, died May 8, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Sterling A. Oswald.

Born July 1, 1933, in Ironton, she was the daughter of the late Morris M. and Ida Mae (Warke) Muthard.

Her survivors include children Gregory S. Oswald and his fiancée Samantha T. Johnson of New Tripoli, Linda M. and her husband, Harvey L. Yerger of Coplay, Brenda J. and her husband, Kerry L. Baldwin,with whom she resided; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Richard R. Cole

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

building mechanic at Agere

Richard R. Cole, 67, of Allentown, died May 8, 2018.

He and his wife Kathleen A. (Weikel) Cole were married 46 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Richard J. Cole and June (Wagner) Zoppi, and stepson of Vincent Zoppi.

He was a building mechanic at the former Western Electric and Agere for 32 years.

Cena M. Adam

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ’s Church at Lowhill

Cena M. Adam, 99, of New Tripoli, died May 12, 2018, in The Summit Nursing and Rehab Center, Lehighton.

She was the widow of Paul V. Adam.

Born in Orefield, she was the daughter of the late David F. and Edna (Ross) Schaffer.

A proofreader for the Morning Call from 1956 to 1979, she later was an assembler for General Electric until she retired.

She was a member of Christ’s Church at Lowhill in New Tripoli.

Jane Hammel

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Jane Hammel, 88, of Exton, formerly of Newtown Square, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Sunrise of Exton Senior Living.

She was the wife of the late Warlyn F.V. Hammel.

Born Nov. 4, 1929, in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Alvin O. and Perma T. (Kuhns) Peters.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and worked as a registered nurse at various health care institutions in the Philadelphia area.

Michael D. DeLong

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

2000 Parkland High School graduate

Michael D. DeLong, 35, from Hatfield, was stricken and died May 9, 2018, in his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of David H. DeLong III and Dianne (DiLella) DeLong of Allentown.

He would have celebrated his 36th birthday on May 11.

A Class of 2000 graduate of Parkland High School, LCCC and Kutztown University Class of 2004, he was employed by Wegmans for 20 years, most recently serving as a manager at the Warrington location.

He was an avid Lehigh Valley sports fan but his true passion was his Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Braves.