Parkland Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Jane M. Hahn

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Muhlenberg College graduate

Jane M. Hahn, 76, of Schnecksville, died April 7, 2019, in her home.

She and her husband James A. Hahn were married almost 48 years.

Born Feb. 22, 1943, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Martha J. (Meader) Kohler.

A 1965 graduate of Muhlenberg College, from which she earned a Bachelor of Science degree, she received a teaching certificate from Kutztown University.

A science teacher in the Brandywine Heights Area School District, Topton, for 27 years, she retired in 2007.

Annetta R. Oswald

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Emmanuel Assembly of God

Annetta R. Oswald, 87, of Allentown, died April 7, 2019, in the home of her daughter, Diane, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Dec. 18, 1931, in Lowhill Township, she was the daughter of the late Arthur H. Seibert and Hermie A. (Snyder) Kerschner.

A bench hand and final inspector at the former Western Electric, Allentown, for 32 years, she retired in 1985.

She attended Emmanuel Assembly of God, Allentown, and was a member of the Allentown AARP chapter.

She enjoyed cooking, baking desserts and going to flea markets throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Frank J. Loprest

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Frank J. Loprest, Ph.D. 90, of Macungie, formerly of Holland, Bucks County, died April 2, 2019, surrounded by his loving family in his home.

He and his wife Jane A. (Stables) Loprest were married 59 years.

Born Jan. 8, 1929, in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Josephine (Lizzitano) Loprest.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard.

Alfred Ignatz Sauerzopf

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

William Allen graduate

Alfred Ignatz Sauerzopf, fondly known as “Fritz,” 86, husband of the late Angela M. Sauerzopf of Whitehall, died March 9, 2019, at Lakeview Community, Bloomingdale, Ill.

He and his late wife had been full-time residents of Whitehall since 1959 and were active parishioners at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Ignatz and Anna (Billowitz) Sauerzopf.

Jeanne Ehret

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

active for women’s rights

Jeanne Ehret, 90, of Schnecksville, died March 31, 2019, surrounded by her loving family in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Francis J. Ehret were married 58 years.

Born in Elizabeth, Union County, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Roland and Gladys (Young) Markle.

She was a file clerk and secretary at the former Western Electric, Allentown, for nine years before becoming a mother and raising her children.

Mary Kumernitsky

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Mary Kumernitsky, 95, of North Whitehall Township, died peacefully March 28, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late John Kumernitsky Sr.

Born Feb. 25, 1924, in Ormrod, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Dorociak) Fedio.

She retired in 1981 from Western Electric after 35 years of employment.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Shirley A. Lehr

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

licensed beautician

Shirley A. Lehr, 72, of Slatington, died March 26, 2019, in her home.

She and her husband James C. Lehr were married 53 years last Aug. 18.

Born Nov. 18, 1946, in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late Willard “Nip” and Edna (Gibson) Wenrich.

She was a licensed beautician since 1991 for SATO Salon Organics, formerly Cardeen Salon, Dorneyville.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by daughters Robin L. Mino and her husband, Thomas, of Broomfield, Colo., Tracy A. Taylor and her husband, Greg, of Lizella, Ga.; and five grandchildren.

Eugene O. Schaffer

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Queenship of Mary Church

Eugene O. Schaffer, 83, of Schnecksville, died March 27, 2019, in his home.

He and his wife Catherine H. (Nemeth) Schaffer were married 58 years last May 14.

Born Dec. 11, 1935, in Orefield, he was the son of the late Charles and Leah (Rauch) Schaffer.

He was a sheet metal technician at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 30 years before retiring in 1991.

Since his formal retirement, he was employed part time in the postal room of the former Meridian Bank, Allentown, and as a custodian at The Neffs National Bank, Neffs, for 12 years before retiring.

Franklin D. Peters

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ E.C. Church

Franklin D. Peters, 85, of Allentown, died March 30, 2019, in his home.

Born Nov. 10, 1933, in Treichers, Northampton County, he was the son of the late Francis C. and Sadie M. (George) Peters.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and the Vietnam War as a flight engineer earning the rank of master sergeant. His service to this country spanned 20 years.

He was a member of Christ Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown.

Family, friends, community to bid farewell to Northwestern, Lehigh U. athlete Brett Snyder

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Brett A. Snyder, 41, of New Tripoli, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ, March 31, 2019.

He was the adored husband of Carissa B. (Seng) Snyder for 12 precious years and the son of Gary D. Snyder of New Tripoli and the late Susan (Lazarus) Snyder.

A competitive athlete and record holder at Northwestern Lehigh High School Class of ’96 in football, basketball and baseball, he was honored to continue his outstanding football career at Lehigh, while earning a degree in 2000 in mechanical engineering.