Parkland Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Myron Hanselman

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Wolfe’s Store

Myron “Tunner” Hanselman died July 11, 2018, surrounded by his family at Whitehall Manor, Allentown.

He formerly resided in Centre Hall.

He and his wife Doris (Young) Hanselman were married 65 years.

Born in Wolfe’s Store, he was the son of the late Irwin Blaine and Nora (Bowersox) Hanselman.

A 1952 graduate of East Penns Valley High School, in 1951 he enlisted in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.

Leon L. Grim

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union Lutheran Church

Leon L. Grim, 83, of Fellowship Community, formerly of Schnecksville, died July 14, 2018, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

He and his wife Althea A. (Bachman) Grim were married 62 years.

Born May 14, 1935, in Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Mabel (Kocher) Grim.

He was a representative of Thrivent Financial for 22 years before retiring.

A member of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, he served multiple terms on the church council.

Bruce William Bodnyk

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

great passion for Pysanky

Bruce William Bodnyk, 65, of Harrisburg, died July 5, 2018, in his home.

Born in Ft. Bragg, N.C., he was the son of the late Metro and Dorothy (Shankweiler) Bodnyk.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he worked as a software consultant first for AMP and recently for 3 HTi, where he taught CAD classes and worked with 3D printers.

A member of the Chambers Hill United Methodist Church, he sang with the choir and volunteered with the Grace Church Helping Hands Ministry.

He was also a member of the American Legion Post 998, having served in the Air Force.

Gordon T. Snyder

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1948 graduate of Lehighton High School

Gordon T. (Tom) Snyder, 87, of Lancaster, formerly of Lehighton, died July 5, 2018, in Hospice and Community Care, Lancaster.

He and his wife Emma E. (Wertman) Snyder shared 62 years of marriage.

Born Nov. 13, 1930, in Andreas, he was the son of the late Guy H. and Margaret U. (Kemmerer) Snyder.

A 1948 graduate of Lehighton High School, he worked in the telephone industry for 33 years.

He was certified in fleet management by the Wharton School, Philadelphia, and later retired from Contel (Continental Telephone Company) in 1991.

Helen M. Kovacs

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Helen M. Kovacs, 90, formerly of Coplay, died June 29, 2018, in Renaissance Home, Northampton.

She was the wife of the late Rudolph A. “Rudy” Kovacs.

Born June 28, 1928, in Cementon, she was the daughter of the late Frederick J. and Esther I. (Butz) Masenheimer.

She was an Epi operator at the former Western Electric, AT&T, Allentown for 32 years before retiring in 1980.

A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Laurys Station, she formerly served on the Evangelism and Growth Committee.

Holly Marie Laudenslager

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

2017 Parkland High School graduate

Holly Marie Laudenslager, 19, of Orefield, died June 29, 2018.

Born Jan. 24, 1999, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Jeffrey D. and Rosemarie (Baluck) Laudenslager with whom she resided.

Studying graphic arts and psychology, she completed her first year of college at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

She was a 2017 graduate of Parkland High School.

While at Parkland, she was a member of both the Leo and Key clubs, where she volunteered her time.

Anna Marie Bandel

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

worked in various garment mills

Anna Marie Bandel, 96, a former resident of Fullerton, Whitehall Township, died peacefully June 23, 2018, while a guest at Lehigh Center.

She and her husband Adam G. Bandel were married 62 years at the time of his death in 2002.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Long) Horvath.

She was a member of the former Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church, Northampton, and attended St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Whitehall.

She worked many years at various garment mills in Allentown, including Dianne Fashion.

Trevor S. Rohr

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

home health aide

Trevor S. Rohr, 43, of Orefield, died June 29, 2018.

Born July 16, 1974, in Catasauqua, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Linda S. (Horn) Rohr.

He was a home health aide at Maximum Care, Whitehall.

His survivors include a brother, Christopher R. Rohr and his wife, Melissa, of Ephrata; uncles Terry L. Rohr of Orefield, Henry T. Rohr Jr. of Portage, Wis.; niece Abigail; and nephew Zachary.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. on July 10 in Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville, with the Rev. Dr. David Charles Smith officiating.

Elizabeth A. Phillips

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

payroll clerk at former Percy Brown’s

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Phillips, 86, formerly a Third Street resident of Whitehall, died peacefully June 26, 2018, in Luther Crest retirement community, surrounded by her loving and dedicated family.

She and her husband Ronald W. Phillips were married 48 years at the time of his death in 2009.

Born in Swoyersville, she was a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Ethel C. (Lewis) Mack.

She was a floor supervisor and payroll clerk at the former Percy Brown’s Cafeteria and then Seafood Shanty in the Whitehall Mall for very many years.

Mary Kathryn Surdoval

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

founding member of St. Thomas More

Mary Kathryn Surdoval, 89, of Macungie, died peacefully June 28, 2018, at home, surrounded by her family.

She was the loving wife of the late John A. Surdoval, to whom she was married more than 58 years until his death in 2014.

Their wedding took place at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Carbondale.

Born Sept. 6, 1928, in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Loretta (Duffy) Doyle.

She graduated from Ben Franklin High School and Lackawanna Junior College.