Parkland Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Lori Elaine Seip

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

grandmother of two

Lori Elaine Seip, 48, from Coplay, died on March 30, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband David M. Seip were married 28 years last Dec. 8.

Born Aug. 5, 1970, in Somers Point, Atlantic County, N.J., she was the daughter of Wayne E. Snyder Sr. of Lehighton and Nancy E. (Kemmerer) Kutzer of Coplay.

Nancy L. Andreas

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital

Nancy L. Andreas, 72, of Macungie, died on March 24, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the fiancée of James J. “Skip” Quilter with whom she resided.

Born Aug. 24, 1946, in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ruth (Moffley) Andreas.

She volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital and was passionate about bringing the awareness of dyslexia in teenagers.

Thomas Michak Jr.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

machinist for Valv-Tech

Thomas “Butch” Michak Jr., 65, of Fogelsville, died March 21, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife Susan E. (Day) Michak celebrated 44 years of marriage in June 2018.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Thomas and Shirley M. (Leibensperger) Michak Sr.

A machinist for Valv-Tech for 25 years, he retired in 2016.

He greatly enjoyed fishing and dove hunting with his wife.

He was known as a fighter and surpassed his doctors’ expectations many times during his brave battle with cancer.

Thomas F. Wisser

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong farmer

Thomas F. Wisser, 87, of New Tripoli, died March 19, 2019, in Sacred Heart Villa, Reading, Berks County.

He was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Haas) Wisser.

Born July 30, 1931, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Alfred and Margaret (Bechtel) Wisser.

A lifelong farmer in Lower Milford Township and New Tripoli areas for 44 years, he retired in 1997.

He also worked at Kraft Foods, Brown’s Mill and as a courier for New Tripoli Bank.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War earning the rank of corporal.

Frederick J. Polgar

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

truck driver

Frederick J. Polgar, 83, of Slatington, died March 22, 2019, in his home with his family by his side.

He was the husband of the late Frances E. (Filyac) Polgar.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen and Edna (Frankenfield) Polgar.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Whitehall.

A truck driver for many years at the former Chemical-Leaman Tank Lines, Nazareth, he twice earned the 1 million miles safe driving award and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters 773, Allentown.

Doris H. Bennicas

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland food service worker

Doris H. Bennicas, 86, a resident of Phoebe Berks, formerly of Allentown, died March 21, 2019, in Reading Hospital, West Reading.

She was the wife of the late Carlton J. Bennicas.

Born March 24, 1932, in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Henry S. and Edith (Haldeman) Cope.

A graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem. she was a food service worker in the Parkland School District for many years before retiring.

She was a member of St. Jame’s United Church of Christ, Allentown.

Barbara L. Hersh

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s Lutheran Church

Barbara L. Hersh, 79, of Schnecksville, died March 16, 2019, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She and her husband James R. Hersh Sr. were married 62 years last July 11.

Born Jan. 11, 1940, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Carl H. and Evelyn R. (Applegate) Smith.

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

Joanne E. Perich

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

teacher at Parkland, Northern Lehigh

Joanne E. Perich, 73, of Heidelberg Township, formerly of Bowmanstown, died March 22, 2019, in Manor Care Nursing Home, Bethlehem.

She and her husband Charles P. Perich were married for 52 years last December.

She spent her career as a teacher after earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Lehigh and Millersville universities, respectively.

She taught in the U.S. Army Dependent School System in Germany, and in both Parkland and Northern Lehigh school districts.

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

June S. Greenawald

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Peter’s UCC

June S. Greenawald, 83, of Breinigsville, died March 15, 2019, in her home.

She and her husband Clifford L. Greenawald were married 61 years last June 22.

Born June 25, 1935, in Lynn Township, she was the daughter of the late Alvin J. and Ella L. (Krause) German.

A customer service supervisor for the former Bank of Pennsylvania, now M&T Bank, Topton, for 25 years, she retired in 1997.

Before that, she was a receptionist at a local physician’s office for a year and was a card writer at the former Hess Brothers, Allentown, for five years.

Jacob H. Hess, Jr.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Mack Trucks

Jacob H. Hess Jr., 83, of Breinigsville, died peacefully March 17, 2019, in his home.

He and his wife, Joan A. (Lipovsky) Hess, were married 62 years last June 27.

Born April 14, 1935, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Jacob H. Sr. and Carol E. (Barry) Hess.

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

He was employed on the assembly line at Mack Trucks Inc. in the 5-C plant, Allentown, for 23 years before retiring in 1991.

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