Parkland Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Kathleen A. Bleiler

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1973 Parkland graduate

Kathleen A. Bleiler, 62, of Allentown, died peacefully at her home Aug. 31, 2017, following a battle with cancer.

She was a devoted wife of 34 years to her husband, Dean K. Bleiler.

Born Feb.19, 1955, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Frank D. Jr. and Jane A. (Schaffer) Savage of Allentown.

She graduated from Parkland High School in 1973 and from Mansfield University in 1977, from which she received a Bachelor’s degree in music education.

Ernest P. Breininger

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Ernest P. Breininger, 90, of Fogelsville, died Sept. 4, 2017, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

He and his wife Dorothy H. (Blose) Breininger were married 67 years.

Born March 11, 1927, in Seipstown, Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late Paul E. and Eva E. (Sechler) Breininger.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II earning the rank of T5.

A backhoe operator for Curtis E. Schneck Inc., Schnecksville for 22 years, he retired in 1992.

Darlene F. Hamm

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

cook at Kempton Fire Co.

Darlene F. Hamm, 70, of Coplay, died Aug. 31, 2017, in ManorCare Health Services, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Carl R. Hamm.

Born Jan. 27, 1947, in Germansville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence O. and Edna (Blanche) Christman.

She was a food service worker and cook at the Kempton Fire Co. for 22 years before retiring.

Before that, she was a housewife.

Priscilla A. Greiss

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Priscilla A. Greiss, 83, formerly of Slatington, died peacefully Sept.3, 2017, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late Alan K. Greiss.

Born Feb. 4, 1934, in Mahoning Township, Montour County, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Verdilla J. (Russell) Moore.

A 1956 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics she assisted her late husband in operating their farm in the Washington Township area from 1958-2013.

Jean E. Follweiler

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former owner of Krumsville Hotel

Jean E. Follweiler, 84, of Kutztown, formerly of Kempton, died on Sept. 3, 2017, in Laurel Living Center, Hamburg.

She was precdeceased by her husband George J. Follweiler in 1970.

Born in Albany Township, she was a daughter of the late Jesse P. and Esther B. (Kunkel) Miller.

She was last employed by The Lutheran Home at Topton until retiring in 1993.

Before that, during the 1970s, she was the owner and operator of the Krumsville Hotel and also worked the family farm in Kempton for many years.

She was a member of New Bethel Church, Kempton.

Jeffrey A. Silfies

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

father of two daughters

Jeffrey A. Silfies, 35, of Lehighton, died Aug. 14, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown.

He was the son of Cindy (Benedict) Silfies and the late Daniel L. Silfies Sr.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by maternal grandparents Warren and Celia Smith; daughters Hailey and Emily; sisters Nicole Stepp and Valerie Silfies; and a brother Daniel Jr.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Sept. 2 at Salem Bible Fellowship Church, 1105 Fredericks Grove Road, Lehighton PA 18235.

Condolences may be offered at kellerfuneralhomes.com.

Patricia A. Janz

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former member of Coast Guard Auxiliary

Patricia A. Janz, 80, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Schnecksville, died Aug. 22, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Ronald G. Janz Sr.

Born Aug. 7, 1937, in Omaha, Neb., she was the daughter of the late Mary Jane (Stewart) Gochanour.

She was of the Catholic faith and a former member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Her survivors include daughters Cheryl L. Allen and husband, Andy, of Allentown, Cathie P. Borman and her husband, Roger, of Leesburg; five grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

Edith I. Walters

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

Edith I. Walters, 92, of Allentown, died Aug. 21, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the widow of Henry Walters.

Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late John F. and Amanda (Homm) Hunsicker.

A sewing machine operator in the Lehigh Valley for more than 30 years, she often volunteered for the Woodlawn Fire Company and Cedarbrook Therapeutic Recreation Department.

She was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

Michael W. Raine

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

truck driver

Michael W. Raine, 53, of Schnecksville, died Aug. 8, 2017, in Caroline County, Va.

He and his wife Cindy L. (Brunner) Raine were married 31 years.

Born April 26, 1964, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Russell A. and Lorraine L. (Miller) Raine of Plainfield, Ill.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army, serving two tours of duty in Iraq.

A truck driver for Western Express Inc., Tennessee, for the last five years, he previously worked at Jaindl Farms Inc., Orefield, for many years.

Catherine A. Witczak

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1946 Whitehall High School graduate

Catherine A. Witczak, 89, a longtime resident of Fullerton, Whitehall Township, died peacefully Aug. 21, 2017, in Fellowship Community.

She and her husband Leo R. Witczak were married 66 years.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Salovay) Turbedsky.

A member of Ss Peter and Paul Polish Catholic Church, Allentown, she enjoyed making pierogies there and was active in children’s activities and education,

She was a volunteer Girl Scout leader earlier in life.