Parkland Press

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Carl L. Balliet

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

senior magisterial district judge

Carl L. Balliet, 71, of Allentown, died unexpectedly on March 17, 2018.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Carl L. and Elsie (Wunderler) Balliet,

He and his wife Bonnie G. (Snyder) Holland Balliet were married 22 years.

He honorably served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and returned home to become a member of the Allentown Police Department, attaining the rank of sergeant, serving as a detective and member of the vice, motorcycle, and mounted units.

He was currently serving as a senior magisterial district judge in Lehigh County.

David E. Frederick

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

volunteer at Goodwill Fire Co.

David E. Frederick, 88, of New Tripoli, died March 12, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Mildred E. (Muthard) Frederick were married 59 years last Dec. 27.

Born July 26, 1929, in Germansville, he was the son of the late Harvey E. and Carrie (Metzger) Frederick.

He was caretaker of Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown, and Arlington Memorial Park, Whitehall, for 35 years before retiring.

A 50-year volunteer at the Goodwill Fire Co. No. 1, Germansville, he was a lifelong member of Lehigh Furnace Sunday School.

Shannon L. Wanko

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

first-grade teacher

Shannon L. Wanko, 46, of Breinigsville, died March 12, 2018, at home in the presence of her loving family.

Wife, mother of twins and mentor to many, she was a devoted first-grade teacher for 22 years at Sheckler Elementary School, Catasauqua.

Active in the community, she was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd UCC, Alburtis, where she worshipped and volunteered her entire life.

She was also an active volunteer with the Wheels of Time Street Rod Association.

Doris E. Dieter

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Cedar Church UCC

Doris E. Dieter, 88, from Allentown, died on March 6, 2018, in St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem.

She was the wife of the late Howard Benton Dieter.

Born July 24, 1929, in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Evelyn Mae (Krause) Fenstermacher.

She was a production line technician at PET Milk, Allentown, for 27 years before retiring in 1991.

Since her formal retirement, she accompanied her husband as co-pilot of his tractor trailer, as they traveled extensively throughout the United States for 13 years.

Donald R. Anthony

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

long distance truck driver

Donald R. Anthony, 89, of Allentown, formerly of Northampton, died March 7, 2018, in Whitehall Manor.

He and his wife Florence M. (Morrissey) Anthony were married 57 years last Dec. 10.

Born May 16, 1928, in Quakertown, he was the son of the late John P. and Mildred E. (Sherer) Anthony.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army with the 623rd Field Artillery Battalion during the Korean War and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

Clara M. Koch

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

loving wife and caring mother

Clara M. Koch, 77, of Allentown, died March 11, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Richard M. Koch Sr. were married 60 years last April 27.

Born April 16, 1940, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Jessie (Trapp) Ettinger.

She will forever be remembered as a loving wife and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Dorothy J. Bretz

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Schnecksville Seniors group

Dorothy J. Bretz, 86, of New Tripoli, formerly of Allentown, died March 9, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Ray M. Bretz who died in 2003.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Glennon Sr. and Anna (Gross) Becker.

She was a pocket setter at Emmaus Manufacturing.

She attended Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Western Salisbury Church, Allentown, and enjoyed attending Schnecksville Senior Citizens.

LaVonne E. Gingerich

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

LaVonne E. Gingerich, 92, of Allentown, died March 11, 2018, at home. Born Dec. 18, 1925, in Kenneth, Minn., she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Hilda (Hoveland) Watts.

Her husband of 51 years, Bernard A. Gingerich, died in 2001.

A devoted wife, mother and volunteer, she volunteered in the sewing room at the Good Shepherd Home for 26 years and received the annual Human Relations Award in 1982 for her inspiration and service.

In 1989, she received the Good Shepherd Raker Memorial Award and, in 1997, the Lehigh County Senior Citizens Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Judith H. Brown

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Judith H. Brown, 63, of Allentown, died March 10, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice Unit, Salisbury Township.

Born Nov. 10, 1954, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Dolores K. (Kammerer) Brown of Allentown and the late Joseph H. Brown.

She was a loyal and dedicated receptionist and executive assistant at Jaindl Farms, Orefield, for 30 years.

Known for her wonderful sense of humor and quick wit, she will be forever missed by all who knew and loved her.

Timothy J. Galle

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1969 Bethlehem Catholic graduate

Timothy J. Galle, 66, of Towamensing Township, Lehighton, died March 6, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Carol M. (Ehritz) Galle were married on Feb 14, 1992.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Jane (Lynch) Galle-Finger of Bethlehem and the late H. Robert Galle.

He was a control room monitor for the Bethlehem Water Authority.

A 1969 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School, he later served stateside in the Navy during the Vietnam era, as a collection cryptologic technician seaman striker.