Parkland Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Ruth E. Schneck

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union Lutheran Church

Ruth E. Schneck, 85, of Slatington, died Aug. 4, 2017, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She and her husband David G. Schneck were married 67 years last April 9.

Born Sept. 1, 1931, in Lynn Township, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Minerva (Sechler) Bleiler.

She was a teacher’s aide for Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Schnecksville, for 17 years before retiring in 1997.

Additionally, she was co-owner of Stor-Mor Self Storage, Washington Township, for 31 years.

She also assisted her husband in operation of their family farm.

Jason S. “Jay” Rhoda

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Dunn and Bradstreet

Jason S. “Jay” Rhoda, 39, of Allentown, died suddenly Aug. 3, 2017.

Born July 26, 1978, in Allentown, he was a son of David S. Rhoda and Colleen N. (Garner) Ecker.

He was employed at Dunn and Bradstreet and was previously a commercial truck driver.

An avid New York sports fan, fitness enthusiast and gym rat, he was a natural comedian from a young age and touched the lives of everyone he met with his personality and smile.

Amber Michele Zweifel

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Temple University graduate

Amber Michele Zweifel, 29, died Aug. 1, 2017, from an aggressive form of cancer.

Born Nov. 3, 1987, in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of Karen M. (Hoffman) Demkovitz and her husband, Andrew, of Germansville, and Vernon E. Zweifel and his wife, Lisa, of Treasure Coast, Fla.

She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School, Ocean City, Md. and went on to double major at Temple University, Philadelphia, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and political science.

Betty J. Rump

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

machine operator

Betty J. Rump, 88, of Sellersville, formerly of Krumsville, Berks County, died Aug. 4, 2017, in her home.

She was the widow of Harlan L.”John” Rump, who died in 1987.

Born in Albany Township, she was a daughter of the late William and Elva (Knepper) Kunkel.

She was a machine operator for the former Deisher Knitting Mill, Kutztown.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

George L. Carl

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Goodwill Fire Co. No. 1

George L. Carl, 83, of Trexlertown, died Aug. 3, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He and his wife Shirley F. (Thomas) Carl celebrated 64 years of marriage on July 25.

Born in Trexlertown, he was a son of the late Morris and Elda (Johnson) Carl.

Before retiring in 1986 he worked at Owen Bastian Flooring for many years and previously for Hackman’s Flooring.

He was a member of Goodwill Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown, Delaware River Shad Fishermen’s Association and Macungie Minstrelaires.

Donald L. Rex

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ebenezer UCC

Donald L. Rex, 70, of Germansville, died July 25, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Beverly A. (Steckel) Rex were married 50 years and 360 days.

Born June 5, 1947, in Palmerton, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Vivian V. (Snyder) Rex.

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

A member of I.B.E.W. Local 375, he was a repair technician for Crowder Jr. Company, Bethlehem, more than 40 years before retiring in 2012.

Doris J. Brunner

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

past president of PASR

Doris J. Brunner, 66, of Breinigsville, died July 25, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Thomas W. Brunner, would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary next month.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Smith) Phillips.

She received her Master’s in Education degree from Kutztown University and her Bachelor’s degree from Cedar Crest College.

John J. Csencitz

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

truck driver for ABF

John J. Csencitz, 72, of Lenhartsville, died July 29, 2017, at home.

He and his wife Catherine C. (Holben) Csencitz were married 47 years in June.

Born in Germany, he was a son of the late Joseph and Frieda (Wolfe) Csencitz.

A truck driver for ABF in the Lehigh Valley as well as several other trucking companies, he honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam.

He was of the Catholic faith.

Patricia Bishop

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

licensed practical nurse

Patricia “Patsy” (Connolly) Bishop, 83, of Kutztown, formerly of Old Bridge, N.J., and Sumter, S.C., died July 28, 2017, surrounded by family.

Her life was devoted to the care and nurturing of family, friends and those in need and her career as a licensed practical nurse came naturally to her, as she was a devout member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.

As an artist uses a brush to paint a work of exceptional beauty, she used her patience, tenderness, compassion, wisdom and understanding to raise six children with her husband, Tom, of 63 years.

John Peter Seitzinger

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

remembered for his love and generosity

John Peter Seitzinger, 85, of Allentown, died July 29, 2017, in his home.

He and his wife Suzanne C. (Plarr) Seitzinger were married 19 years last Dec. 6.

Born May 6, 1932, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late James M. and Marie E. (Kellerman) Seitzinger.

He attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, and was ordained into the priesthood in May 1960.

In 1961, he was appointed secretary to Bishop Joseph McShea and served in that capacity for 17 years.