Parkland Press

Monday, December 18, 2017

Dorothy M. Williams

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Dorothy M. Williams, 72, of Birdsboro, died Oct. 18, 2017, in Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center, Reading.

She was the widow of James D. Williams.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Dorothy M. Schmidt.

She graduated with top honors from Hagerstown Community College as a registered nurse and worked for Lutheran Home Care and Chambersburg Hospital.

She was a member of the Katahdin Ladies Club of Maine, where she was the past treasurer.

Robert W. Solt

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

journalist, world traveler

Robert W. Solt, 89, of Frankenmuth, Mich., died Aug. 31, 2017, in his home.

Born Oct. 3, 1927, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles R. and Myrtle (Gaugler) Solt.

In 1944, he met Clarence H. and Ella Hauser, his mother and father in Emmaus until their deaths.

A 1945 graduate of Emmaus High School, he entered the U.S. Army and served until November 1946.

In 1951, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, majoring in journalism.

He was a life member of the University of Michigan Alumni Association.

Angela Marie Sauerzopf

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Angela Marie (Sgro) Sauerzopf, 85, of Whitehall, died Sept. 29, 2017, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

Born in Sunbury, she was a daughter of the late James Sgro and Eleanor (Christiana) Spiziri.

She was a full-time resident of Whitehall since 1959.

A 1953 graduate of Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing, she was a registered nurse employed at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Mary E. Schmidt

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s UCC

Mary E. Schmidt, 74, of Upper Macungie Township, died Oct. 10, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Walter C. and Mary E. (Steidinger) Bill.

A food service manager for the Allentown School District for 25 years until retiring, she was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.

Michael A. Moll Sr.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

accomplished trombone player

Michael A. Moll Sr., 69, of South Whitehall Township, died Oct. 16, 2017, in Hospice House of the VNA.

He and his wife Patricia A. (Myers) celebrated more than 50 years of marriage last December.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Edwin and Irene (Maron) Moll.

After retiring as a truck driver for nine years from Distribution Technology, he remained semiretired and worked for Hunter the last four years.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Allentown.

Reuel G.C. Oswald

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

payload operator

Reuel G.C. Oswald, 88, of Trexlertown, died Oct. 6, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Marjorie (Hartman) Oswald were married 63 years in January.

Born in Berks County he was a son of the late Reuel S. and Estella T. (Moyer) Oswald.

A payload operator for 45 years for Eastern Industries, Kutztown, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Bonita B. Seko Schlabig

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

certified nursing assistant

Bonita B. “Bonnie” Seko Schlabig, 67, a longtime Catasauqua resident, died peacefully Oct. 7, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem.

She was the widow of Gregory O. Schlabig, who died in 2016 and Ronald Seko, who died in 2005.

Born in Schnecksville, she was a daughter of Grace M. (Strohl) Balliet of Coplay, and the late William F. Balliet, former Whitehall Township fire chief.

She was a longtime member of the former Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay.

Richard Edwin Danner

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Richard Edwin Danner, 84, of East Texas, died Oct. 11, 2017.

He and his wife Emily A. (Lehr) Danner were married 62 years in March.

Born in East Texas, he was a son of the late Edwin and Viola (Litzenberger) Danner.

He was a sheet metal worker for more than 50 years with Union Local 19.

He was a member and former church council president of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, past president of Lower Lehigh Lions Club, past president of East Texas Playground Association and a former superintendent of East Texas Sunday School.

Charles B. Harding

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

operating engineer

Charles B. Harding, 85, of Allentown, died Sept. 27, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the son of the late Charles Fredrick and Lurena (Moody) Harding.

He and his wife Barbara Ann (McDonnell) were married 65 years.

He served in the Korean War as an Army sergeant first class in the 7th Calvary.

An operating engineer and member of the International Union of Operating Engineers 825 for many years, he was also a member of Ocean Grove Auditorium Ushers Association in New Jersey, section leader for more than 25 years and an avid outdoors man.

Geraldine D. Richard

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of UCC Greenawalds

Geraldine D. Richard, 89, formerly of Neffs, died Oct. 6, 2017, in Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton.

She was the wife of the late Edwin J. Richard Sr.

Born May 4, 1928 in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Leroy A. and Elsie M. (Noll) Becker.

She was a member of UCC Greenawalds, South Whitehall, and a member of the Eulalia Order of the Eastern Star, Coudersport.

She was a former Den Mother, Cub Pack 8, Greenawalds.