Parkland Press

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Hugh M. Richards

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

gas well farmer

Hugh M. Richards, 64, of Dallas, Luzerne County, died March 11, 2018, in Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia.

He and his wife Linda J. (Haven) Richards were married 39 years last Nov. 18.

Born Oct. 16, 1953, in Kingston, he was the son of the late Hugh M. and Jean (Fetch) Richards.

He was a gas well farmer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kirby J., wife of Nicholas J. Kurtz, of Schnecksville; and a granddaughter Taran J. Kurtz.

His service will be private, at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.

Roy E. Danner Sr.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

received Friend of Schnecksville Fair Award

Roy E. Danner Sr., 71, of Allentown, died March 5, 2018, in the hospice unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife Sheila M. (Hawk) Danner were married nearly 53 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Samuel H. and Evelyn L. (Shaffer) Danner.

For 38 years, he owned and operated Roy Danner Paving, which his family will continue to operate.

Before that, he was a mechanic at Jack Dankel Chevrolet, later becoming the used car sales manager.

Elsie V. Peters

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Keenagers member

Elsie V. Peters, 90, of Whitehall Manor, formerly of Slatington, died March 4, 2018, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late George V. Peters.

Born March 28, 1927, in Lehigh Township, she was the daughter of the late Elwood C. and Emma M.A. (Ringer) Peters.

She was a floor worker in the receiving and marking department of the former Hess’s Department Store Warehouse, Whitehall, for 10 years before retiring in 1989.

Bettyjane Steiner

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

buyer for Hess’s

Bettyjane “BJ” Steiner, 90, died March 1, 2018, in her Allentown home.

The daughter of Raymond and Violeta Kistler Jones, she grew up on a farm near Lynnport.

She graduated from Slatington High School, Albright College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Her professional life reflected her many varied interests.

She was a women’s sportswear buyer for Hess’s Department Store, Allentown, taught life sciences in Somerset Area Junior High School, and chemistry at Minersville High School.

Marian C. Sell

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Schnecksville Senior Citizens chaplain

Marian C. Sell, 89, of Emmaus, died March 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Wayne C.A. Fink and Marvin Sell.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Katie (Hess) Wetzel.

She worked for Royal Mfg., Alburtis, and lastly at the former Day-Timers.

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

She enjoyed bowling, card playing, puzzles and attending several senior citizens groups, including Schnecksville Senior Citizens, where she served as chaplain.

Jane A. Holben

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan UCC

Jane A. “Janie” Holben, 66, of Orefield, died Feb. 28, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The loving wife of Barry J. Holben, they were married 38 years last June 30.

Born March 6, 1951, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Thomas E. and Ethel (Goach) Grider of Allentown.

A graduate of Gratz College with a Master’s degree in education, she was an elementary school teacher more than 20 years, most recently with the Whitehall-Coplay School District.

George David Jones

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

owned 309 Auto, Tire, Service

George David Jones, 59, of New Ringgold, died Feb. 28, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after being stricken at his business.

He was the husband of Deborah A. (Klotz) Jones, with whom he happily spent the last 20 years.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Hazel (Hower) Blinkhorne and a stepson of Robert Blinkhorne of Catasauqua.

He was the owner and operator of George Jones 309 Auto, Tire, Service and Sales Company, formerly of Germansville, and later of New Tripoli since 1993.

Willard A. Mantz

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1946 Parkland High School graduate

Willard A. Mantz, 89, of Laurys Station, and Schnecksville, died Feb. 27, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Aldine A. (Hoffman) Angstadt-Mantz were married April 27, 1985.

He was also the husband of the late Ruth (Ramaly) Mantz, who died in 1976.

Born in Laurys Station, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary (Confer) Mantz.

A miller and line worker for ConAgra Flour Mill, North Whitehall Township, more than 50 years, he retired in 1995.

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

Phyllis Tarricone

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

affiliated with St. Joseph the Worker Church

Phyllis Tarricone, 69, of Palmer Township, died Feb. 27, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township.

She and her husband, Christopher C. Tarricone, celebrated their 47th anniversary.

Born in Rochester N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Indiano) Aloisio.

An accountant for 45 years, she was previously employed by Herder-Tarricone Associates.

Affiliated with St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield, she was devoted to her children and grandchildren and was affectionately called “Mama.”

Deloris G. Kline

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Deloris G. Kline, 83, of Allentown, died Feb. 24, 2018.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Hartzell and Geraldine (Trapp) Romanchuk.

A member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, she was a member of the Women of the ELCA at the church.

She was a diet clerk for Sodexo at Cedarbrook nursing home before retiring.