Parkland Press

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Carl M. Herman

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

truck driver

Carl M. Herman, 79, of New Tripoli, died May 26, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Donna E. (Hermany) Herman, celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in September 2018.

Born in New Tripoli, he was a son of the late Martin and Mabel (Hartman) Herman.

He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army from 1961-64, and he also served in the National Guard.

A truck driver from 1964-82, and a truck mechanic for the former Schumakers Sales and Service in Kutztown, and Laidlaw in Macungie, from 1982 until he retired in 2002.

Karen M. Corley

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker

Karen M. Corley, 61, of North Whitehall Township, died May 23, 2019.

She and her husband, Martin J. Corley, would have celebrated their 37th anniversary in July.

Born in Easton, she was a daughter of Joyce (Brunetti) Olivi and the late Roosevelt Olivi.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield, and managed the practice of Bethlehem Orthodontics.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by brothers Michael and his wife, Virginia, Glen and wife, Penny; sister Maria Poloni and husband, David; nieces and nephews.

Edna G. Diehl

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s Lutheran Church

Edna G. Diehl, 83, of Genesee, Potter County, formerly of Macungie, died May 27, 2019, in the home of her granddaughter, Jennifer K. Cook.

She was the wife of the late Robert C. Diehl who died last October.

Born July 1, 1935, in Breinigsville, she was the daughter of the late Levi B. Sr. and Ida M. (Sherer) Peters.

A sewing machine operator for various textile mills in Emmaus for 37 years, she retired in 1992.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fogelsville.

Joan R. Fenstermaker

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Joan R. Fenstermaker, 84, of Allentown, died May 26, 2019, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Henry C. Fenstermaker.

Born July 18, 1934, in Summit Lawn, Salisbury Township, she was the daughter of the late Harold L. and Blanche M. (Erney) Berger.

Employed in the proofing department of the former First National Bank of Allentown for seven years, she retired in 1959.

She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

Jeanette P. Hunsicker

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

rural mail carrier

Jeanette P. (Seltzer) Hunsicker, 76, of Manor Road, P.O. Box 111, Neffs, died May 23, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Roger W. Hunsicker, were married 56 years.

Born Sept. 5, 1942, in Chester, Delaware County, she was the daughter of the late Pearl (Booker) Seltzer Reitz.

She was a rural mail carrier at the Orefield Post Office for 23 years before retiring in 2001.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by a daughter, Laura S. Pelouze, of Cape May Courthouse, N.J.; and granddaughters Baylee and MaKenna.

Charles A. Schellhamer Jr.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

independent truck driver

Charles A. ”Charlie” Schellhamer Jr., 76, of New Tripoli, died on May 24, 2019, in his home.

He and his wife Peggy E. (Grannetino) Schellhamer celebrated 23 years of marriage in July 2018.

Born in Lowhill Township, he was a son of the late Charles A. and Ida B. (Krause) Schellhamer Sr.

A lifelong, self-employed independent truck driver, he retired in 2017.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, Palmerton.

Arnold J. Andjulis

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Old Time Plowboys

Arnold “Arnie” J. Andjulis, 65, of Breinigsville, died on May 16, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the son of the late John and Elsie (Leverenez) Andjulis.

A field service representative for Tyco SimplexGrinnell, Allentown, for 22 years, he retired in 2015.

After that, he was a school bus driver for the East Penn School District until retiring last month.

Most recently, he was working for Tercha Farms.

He was a member of the Old Time Plowboys Club since the group started in 1990.

Lucille L. Schantz

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s Lutheran Church

Lucille L. Schantz, 92, of Luther Crest retirement community, South Whitehall, formerly of Orefield, died May 20, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Louis M. Schantz, were married 71 years last August.

Born in Fogelsville, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Lillie (Bittner) Held.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fogelsville, where she sang with the choir for 80 years and was an active member of the Ladies Aid. Her twin great-grandchildren were the light of her life.

Harold E. Christman

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s UCC

Harold E. Christman, 89, of Breinigsville, died May 19, 2019, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

He and his wife, June M. (Faust) Christman, were married more than 62 years.

Born in Richmond Township, Berks County, he was a son of the late Ralph and Florence (Schwoyer) Christman.

Before retiring, he worked at Bethlehem Steel in the heat treatment department.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.

During the Korean War, he served in the Army and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville.

Union UCC Pastor Emeritus Thomas N. Thomas dies at home

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

The Rev. Thomas N. Thomas, 70, of South Whitehall Township, died Friday, May 17, 2019, in his home following a 10-week fight against complications from three aggressive brain tumors.

He was the husband of Katherine E. Brearley.

Born Aug. 15, 1948 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Frank R. and Doratha (Dick) Thomas.

Named pastor emeritus of Union United Church of Christ Neffs, he served there 30 years before retiring in 2014.

He was currently a member of Longswamp UCC, Mertztown where he taught Sunday School and sang with the choir.