Parkland Press

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Karen P. Hoke

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Tarkett

Karen P. Hoke, 64, of Allentown, died June 15, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

She and her husband Raymond F. Hoke were married 37 years.

Born in Morrisville, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Wayne H. and Sylvia (Ward) Page.

Valedictorian of her high school class in Smithburg, Md., she graduated from Lebanon Valley College.

For 30 years, she was employed at Tarkett.

She enjoyed reading and knitting.

Charles M. Snyder

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

sheet metal worker

Charles M. Snyder, 89, of South Whitehall Township, died June 16, 2017, in ManorCare, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Grace E. (Mumbauer) Snyder.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Victor and Grace (Stauffer) Snyder.

He served in the U.S. Army.

For 47 years, he was a sheet metal worker at Pennsylvania Supply Company.

He was an avid trap shooter, hunter and fisherman.

His survivors include children Jean Snyder, Karen, wife of Michael Polgar, and Charles M. Jr., and wife, Carol; and grandchildren Nathan, Andrea and Alena.

Joseph L. Niezgoda

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker

Joseph L. Niezgoda, 87, of Allentown, died June 14, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Anne I. (Nizio) Niezgoda were married 63 years last Aug. 8.

Born July 17, 1929, in Larksville, Luzerne County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Malodobra) Niezgoda.

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

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, and his Master’s in Business Administration degree at The University of Scranton.

Harold B. Carpenter

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Living Stone Fellowship

Harold B. Carpenter, 76, of New Tripoli, died June 12, 2017, in his home.

Born Nov. 9, 1940, in Plainfield, Somerset County, N.J., he was the son of the late Norman B. and Vera (Robinson) Carpenter.

A self-employed mechanic, he restored automobiles in New Tripoli for many years.

He was a member of Living Stone Fellowship, New Tripoli, and the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Susan J. Fields

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

caregiver with Comfort Keepers

Susan J. Fields, 58, of Hamburg, died June 13, 2017, in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Lillian M. (Kressley) Gressley of New Tripoli and the late Elmer H. Gressley.

She was a caregiver with Comfort Keepers of Berks County for eight years.

A member of the former Northwestern Lehigh Jayceettes, the Kutztown Jaycee Women, and Kutztown Jaycees, she served as the first woman president with that club.

Marjorie S. Sinclair

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

made ’crosses in your pocket’

Marjorie S. Sinclair, 95, of Neffs, died June 9, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem.

She was the wife of the late Vincent R. Sinclair.

Born Dec. 24, 1921, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Kate (Schmoyer) Orner.

She was a former member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Allentown, and a special friend of Jordan UCC, South Whitehall.

Very well known for her ministry of making “crosses in your pocket,” she made thousands of these, 2,000 of which went to Liberia to a church and school sponsored by Jordan UCC.

Frederick K. Kitson

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Air Products

Frederick K. Kitson, 90, of Macungie, died June 9, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He was the husband of Barbara A. (Grim) Kitson for 41 years in May, and the late Jane E. (Heller) Kitson.

He was a son of the late Harold and Margaret (Holder) Kitson.

A 1944 graduate of Springfield High School, Erdenheim, Montgomery County, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve at age 17 serving on active duty in the Pacific before being discharged in 1946.

Julie A. Herman

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

mother of a daughter

Julie A. Herman, 30, of East Stroudsburg, died June 2, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Michael Herman of Allentown and Tanya (Strohl) Stockman of East Stroudsburg.

Her survivors include father, Michael and wife Lisa; mother, Tanya and husband Robert; daughter Natalya Rivera of Allentown, paternal grandmother Faye Herman of Emmaus; sisters Destiny Miller of Tamaqua and Kelsey Herman of Allentown; brothers Matthew Miller of Tamaqua, Tyler and Logan Stockman of East Stroudsburg, nieces and nephews.

Raymond G. Shuey

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

Raymond G. “Ray” Shuey, 79, of Orefield, died June 12, 2017, in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was the husband of the late Mary Anne (Charnogursky) Shuey.

Born Sept. 29, 1937, in Frackville, he faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during a peacetime era.

He retired in 2008 from National Penn Bank as a senior vice president of purchasing and facilities.

Before that, he was facilities manager at the former Nations Credit and Finance America, both in Allentown.