Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Carol A. Smith

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

payor log analyst

Carol A. Smith, 57, from Allentown, died on Sept. 26, 2018, in ManorCare Health Services, Allentown.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Marlene (Erb) Souders.

She was a payor log analyst at Community Health Systems, Bethlehem, for many years.

Her survivors include a son Zachary R. Smith and a brother Charles Souders.

Funeral services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170 Bethlehem, PA 18017.

Ruby J. Frederick

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

machine setter

Ruby J. Frederick, 94, of Allentown, died on Sept. 17, 2018, in her son’s home in Allentown.

She was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Long) Musselman.

She was a machine setter and operator at Buffalo Woven Labels, Pennsburg. She loved her dogs.

Her survivors include sons Demas and wife, Diane Frederick, of South Whitehall, Timothy Frederick of Fleetwood, and Roy and wife, Sandy Brown; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her children Janis, Leonard and Deborah.

Geraldine A. Wentz

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

UCC member of Heidelberg Union Church

Geraldine A. Wentz, 91, of Kutztown, formerly of Slatington, died Sept. 19, 2018, in Kutztown Manor.

She was the wife of the late Russell Wentz Jr.

Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Washington Township, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Mabel A. (Christman) Wanamaker.

She was a sewing machine operator at the former Cross Country Clothes, Whitehall, for 20 years, before retiring in 1988.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township, where she was president of the Women’s Guild for 14 years.

William F. Entzminger

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

theater projectionist

William F. “Bill” Entzminger, 72, of Allentown, died Sept. 17, 2018.

He and his wife, Cecelia A. (Weber), celebrated their 52nd anniversary.

Renewing their vows eight times, they were like “forever newlyweds,” always together, walking hand in hand.

Born April 11, 1946, he was the son of the late William F. and Ruth I. (Mayer) Entzminger.

He served his country proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps.

For nearly 30 years, he was a loan officer at People First FCU as until his health decided it was time to retire.

Carl E. Seiple

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

taught in Kutztown University English Department

Carl E. Seiple, 61, of Breinigsville, formerly of Swoyersville and Reading, died Sept. 16, 2018, in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in York, he was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elizabeth (Bruggeman) Seiple.

He recently retired from Kutztown University where he taught in the English Department.

Colleagues and students appreciated and respected him for his love of literature and his dedication to students and the department.

Geraldine A. Jones

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Bethany United Methodist Church

Geraldine A. Jones, 84, of Allentown, died Sept. 22, 2018, at home.

She was the widow of William R. Jones.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Otto E. and Helen (Reed) Huebner.

One of her first jobs was working at Hess’s department store, Allentown.

In addition to being a homemaker, she cleaned at various businesses including Mack Truck Headquarters for many years.

She attended Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville.

She will be remembered for her love of baking and cooking for her family, especially during the holidays.

Helen M. Quier

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Helen M. Quier, 87, of Allentown, died on Sept. 20, 2018, in her home.

She was the wife of the late Edwin C. Quier.

Born Dec. 28, 1930, in Freemansburg, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Zawadski) Kusmick.

She worked at Food Avenue in Target, South Whitehall, for nine years.

Before that, she was a waitress at the former Village Inn, South Whitehall Township, for 32 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.

Jean L. Roth

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

Jean L. Roth, 81, of Orefield, died Sept. 11, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Carl K. Roth were married 60 years.

Born May 12, 1937, in North Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late Elmer P. and Lillian E. (Ruch) Wehr.

A 1955 graduate of Parkland High School, she was a data entry clerk at Lehigh Valley Hospital, in the research department, for five years before retiring in 1993.

Before that, she was a food service worker in the Parkland High School cafeteria for five years.

Shirley A. Wisser

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Pastorius Home Association

Shirley A. Wisser, 83, of New Tripoli, died Sept. 11, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Thomas F. Wisser were married 61 years.

Born May 8, 1935, in North Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late Russell H. and Arlene M.B. (Semmel) Haas.

She was a teller at New Tripoli Bank for 19 years before retiring in 2005.

Before that, she was an executive secretary at the former Freihofer Baking Company, Allentown.