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Connie L. Fritch

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

passionate about animals

Connie L. Fritch, 72, of Mertztown, died Nov. 24, 2018.

The loving wife of Craig Roper, they celebrated 31 years of marriage in August.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Harriet (Baker) Nuver.

A graduate of Emmaus High School, she was employed at Landis Store Hotel and later worked in the care of children.

She dedicated her life to the care and rescue of animals.

John D. Miller

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

retired Allentown police sergeant

John D. Miller, 51, died Nov. 19, 2018.

Born in Coaldale, he was a 1985 graduate of Whitehall High School and a 1989 graduate of Penn State University.

He had a fulfilling career as a sergeant for the Allentown Police Department from which he retired in March 2007.

He loved family, Penn State, the Dallas Cowboys and fishing off the dock in Ocean City, Md.

He enjoyed spending time watching his sons play baseball, creating incredible gourmet meals and gardening.

Earl H. Horning

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Seipstown Grange

Earl H. Horning, 88, of Laurys Station, formerly of Cetronia, died on Nov. 21, 2018, surrounded by his family at home.

He and his wife Myrtle M. (Geiger) Horning were married 67 years in March.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry H. and Amanda H. (Yenser) Horning.

A lifelong diesel mechanic for the former International Harvester and the former Metal Welding and Supply Co., he was a member of Seipstown Grange 1657 where he served as master for many years, was on the executive committee, and was a member of the square dance team.

William L. Wonderly

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Morgenland Church

William L. Wonderly, 68, of Northampton, formerly of Elm Road, Allentown, died Nov. 18, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem.

Born Aug. 24, 1950, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Robert C. and Grace E. (Unger) Wonderly.

He was a forklift operator at JC Penny Logistics, Fogelsville, for many years before retiring. Before that, he worked at Mail Well Envelope.

He was a member of Morgenland Church, Orefield.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Thomas A. Bachman Sr.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

chauffeur at Air Products

Thomas A. Bachman Sr., 75, of New Ringgold, formerly of Newside, died Nov. 19, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife Patricia C. (Noti) Bachman were married 54 years on Aug. 22.

Born March 15, 1943, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Albert C. and Loretta R. (Bauder) Bachman.

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

A chauffeur at Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Trexlertown, for 15 years, he retired in 2003.

Robert C. Biegly

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Mallinckrodt Chemical

Robert C. “Bob” Biegly, 87, of Allentown, died Nov. 7, 2018, in his home.

He was the husband of Ann M. (Hutchison) Biegly.

Born June 12, 1931, in Slatedale, he was the son of the late Claude and Edna (Handwerk) Biegly.

Employed at Mallinckrodt Chemical, formerly Trojan Powder Co., South Whitehall Township, for 35 years, he retired in 1993.

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

He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, telling stories and jokes, college football and traveling.

Bruce Chattin

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1950 Parkland High School graduate

Bruce Chattin, 86, of New Tripoli, died on Nov. 4, 2018.

Born Jan. 9, 1932, in Morristown, N.J., he was the son of the late Laurie and Catherine (Cuthbertson) Chattin.

He and his family moved to Weisenberg Township in 1945, and he graduated from Parkland High School in 1950.

He and his twin brother, Kent, helped manage the sizable family dairy farm which operated for many years.

The farm also produced a variety of crops, and they raised livestock including horses, goats and sheep.

Lavern M. Lippincott

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

airline stewardess

Lavern M. Lippincott, 100, formerly of Allentown, died Nov. 6, 2018, in Abington Manor Memory Care Village, Easton.

She was the widow of Harold Marshall Lippincott.

Born in Sayreville, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Florence (Meyer) Clark.

A graduate of the former Trenton State College, now the College of New Jersey, she was the first female cheerleader as well as the first female lifeguard in Middlesex, N.J.

Ruth Emma Klase

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Ruth Emma Klase, 90, of Slatington died Nov. 11, 2018, surrounded by her family.

She and her late husband, Richard Samuel Klase, were married 63 years.

Born Feb. 23, 1928, in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Russell E. and Mabel M. (Newhart) Haines.

She was a 1945 graduate of Slatington High School and was a registered nurse, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Cedar Crest College and Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing.

Goldie M. Ritter

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Faith Evangelical Free Church

Goldie M. Ritter, 85, of Lehigh Center, Macungie, formerly of Allentown, died Nov. 8, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the widow of Carl R. Ritter.

Born in 1933 on the family farm in Seipstown, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Verna (Sechler) Rupp.

She graduated from the former South Whitehall High School and then from Joyce Art Beauty School.

She worked in the Wegmans Floral Department for six years.