Parkland Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

Olga Skrip

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

her passion nurtured Clover Hill Vineyards

Olga Skrip, 96, formerly of Breinigsville, died Sept. 17, 2019, in Sacred Heart Villa Retirement Community, Reading.

She was the wife of the late John Skrip Sr.

Born June 2, 1923, in Hellertown, she was the daughter of the late John Orban Sr. and Pauline (Stegura) Orban.

She was a sales representative at the former Clymer’s Carousel, Trexlertown, before retiring.

Before that, she was a packing and shipping clerk for many years at the former Warner’s, Bethlehem.

Ronald G. Groller Jr.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

forklift operator

Ronald G. “Fuzzy” Groller Jr., 46, of Orefield, died Sept. 17, 2019, in his home.

Born April 9, 1973, in Allentown, he was the son of Ronald G. Groller Sr. and Patricia L. (Saal) Groller, with whom he resided.

A 1991 graduate of Parkland High School, he played varsity football.

He was a forklift operator at DSC Logistics, Fogelsville, and owned DA Car No. 74, racing at Mahoning Valley Speedway for several years.

He particularly loved his dogs, Shelby and Rusty.

He was a member of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Emerald, Slatington.

Barry Lee Faust

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

An Ironman crosses the finish line for the final time

Barry Lee Faust, 62, of Orefield, died Sept. 19, 2019 at home.

He and his wife, Cindy R. (Gross) Faust, shared more than 41 years of marriage.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Richard W. “Sonny” and Mary M. (Zimmerman) Faust.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown

In 1978, he graduated from the Allentown Police Academy and was a patrolman for the Kutztown Police Department from 1978-82.

From 1982-2007, he worked for the South Whitehall Police Department and retired as a lieutenant.

Ralph J. Pieroni

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of U.L. Lions Club

Ralph J. Pieroni, 83, from Schnecksville, died peacefully Sept. 21, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of the late Mirella M. (Corrocher) Pieroni.

Born June 30, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Adolfo and Maria Giorgia (Massagli) Pieroni.

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

A regional manager for Crawford & Co. where he was employed for 33 years, he retired in 1995.

Gina Marie Hubler

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed artist

Gina Marie Hubler, 58, of Key Biscayne, Fla., formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 24, 2019, in Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla.

Born Sept. 5 in Miami, she was the daughter of the late Douglas G. and Daune I. Frey Hubler.

She was a self-employed artist.

Her survivors include brothers Wayne C. Hubler of Allentown, Scott M. Hubler of Coplay, Douglas A. Hubler of Bath; several nieces and nephews.

Her service will be private, at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were made by Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., Schnecksville.

Jeffrey E. Frank

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland High School graduate

Jeffrey E. Frank, 70, from Schnecksville, died on Aug. 31, 2019, in his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Arlene G. (Mohr) Frank of Allentown and the late Earl M. Frank Jr.

A graduate of Parkland High School, he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam era.

He was a very well-known local radio personality and restaurant owner.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son Jeffrey M. Frank of Bethlehem; brother James W. Frank and his wife, Betsy, of Allentown; and two nieces and their families.

Leah R. Bausch

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Peter’s Lynnville UCC

Leah R. Bausch, 88, of Topton, died Sept. 7, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the widow of William J. Bausch, who died in 1992.

Born in New Smithville, Weisenberg Township, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Emma Barner.

A member of St. Peter’s Lynnville United Church of Christ, she was a graduate of the former South Whitehall High School.

She is survived by her daughter Donna K. Bausch, widow of Fred Block, of Norfolk, Va.

Charles L. Bealer

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

draftsman at Bell Labs

Charles L. Bealer, 75, of Germansville, died Sept. 10, 2019, in Blough Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Bethlehem.

He was the husband of the late Patt J. (Lista) Bealer.

Born April 24, 1944, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul J. and Dorothy L. (Barthol) Bealer.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era.

A draftsman for the former Bell Labs in New Jersey and Allentown for many years, he retired in 2004.

He was a longtime volunteer at the New Jersey Half Arabian Horse Association.

Kathleen Guarini

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

licensed practical nurse

Kathleen (Brown) Guarini, 63, of Schnecksville, died Sept. 11, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, John S. Guarini, were married 39 years.

Born Dec. 25, 1955, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth L. Brown and Lorraine (Walker) Williams.

She was a licensed practical nurse at the former Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, N.J. for 25 years before retiring in 2006.

Before that, she was employed at Albert Einstein Northern Medical Division in Philadelphia for five years.

June L. Edwards

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Franklin Social Club

June L. Edwards, 92, formerly of Allentown, died Sept. 10, 2019, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late George E. Edwards.

Born June 1, 1927, in North Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late William and Celeste (Haydt) Roth.

A Lehigh Township High School graduate, she worked in various textile mills in the Lehigh Valley before retiring.

A member of the Franklin Social Club, Allentown, she was of the Lutheran faith.