Parkland Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Cristin Marie Terwilliger

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

2008 Northwestern Lehigh graduate

Cristin Marie Terwilliger, 27, of Germansville, died peacefully April 18, 2017, surrounded by her family, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born Nov. 6, 1989, in Allentown, she was the daughter of William L. and Dina L. (Hittinger) Terwilliger.

A 2008 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, and Lehigh Carbon Community College with a degree in early childhood education, she was a prekindergarten teacher at Hildebrandt Learning Center, Center Valley, since 2013.

Her hobbies include yoga, belly dancing, biking and disc golf.

Donald L. Fink

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Junior Order of Mechanics

Donald L. Fink, 86, of Germansville, died April 10, 2017, in his home.

Born Dec. 17, 1930, in Heidelberg Township, he was the son of the late Allen T. and Viola L. (Hill) Fink.

A lifelong farmer in Heidelberg Township, he also worked for the Northwestern Lehigh School District in the transportation and food service departments.

Doris J. Butz

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

resided in Schnecksville

Doris J. Butz, 91, of Schnecksville, died April 9, 2017, in Gracedale Nursing Home.

Born June 6, 1925, in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harry J. and Florence M. (Snyder) Guth and the wife of the late Robert C. Butz.

Her survivors include a son, Dennis R. of Whitehall; sister Jeanne Sook of Luther Crest; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

There will be no services at her request.

Arrangements made by Stephens Funeral Home Inc., Allentown.

Lucie Laudenslager

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

Lucie

Laudenslager, 99, formerly of South Whitehall Township, and Washington, D.C., died April 6, 2017, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall Township.

She was the wife of the late Francis C. Laudenslager.

Born June 7, 1917, in Middletown, Va., she was the daughter of the late James H. Haley and Lucie E. (Wrenn) Haley.

She was a patent examiner for the U.S. government in Washington, D.C., for 30 years and served as secretary of the Patent Office Society. Previously, she taught science and mathematics in the Montgomery County School District, Maryland, for three years.

Viola M. Wert

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

principal in Parkland schools

Viola M. Wert, 108, died peacefully April 3, 2017. Born on Feb. 11, 1909, in Lehighton, she was the daughter of the late Atty. Wilson A. and H. Clorinda (DeFrehn) Wert.

She lived most of her life in Lynnville on the family homestead.

A 1926 graduate of William Allen High School, she attended Shippensburg Normal School, earning her teaching certificate in 1928.

In 1943, she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Kutztown, and attained her Master’s degree and principal certification from Temple University in 1955, and qualified as an elementary supervisor.

Robert F. DiGirolamo Sr.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

aerospace engineer

Robert F. DiGirolamo Sr., 90, formerly of Springfield, Delaware County, died April 5, 2017, in Arden Courts, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Julia M. (Monte) DiGirolamo.

Born Oct. 20, 1926, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Cautilli) DiGirolamo.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II with a rank of technical sergeant.

James Anthony

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

expert in mining machinery

James Anthony, 78, died April 1, 2017, after a long struggle with lung disease. Born Aug. 29, 1938, in Wilkes- Barre, he was a son of Otto and Elizabeth Funke, and was the third of four children.

He was the husband of Mary Ann Anthony.

He grew up in Lancaster and graduated from McCaskey High School.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Lafayette College and later earned his Master’s degree in engineering management from George Washington University.

Michael S. Podorsky

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

warehouse manager

Michael S. Podorsky, 51, of New Tripoli, died April 4, 2017.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Martin J. Podorsky III of New Tripoli and Barbara (Mayorak) Gatta of Whitehall.

He was a warehouse manager in Allentown and previously was employed by Howard Construction for 20 years.

A loving son, brother and friend, he will be missed by many.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepmother Irene Podorsky; brother Mark D. Podorsky; stepbrothers Martin B. Podorsky and James Velesaris; and nieces Olivia and Jaiden.

Eleanor J. Wetherhold

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Nativity Lutheran Church

Eleanor J. Wetherhold, 83, of Allentown, died peacefully April 2, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Franklin E. Wetherhold.

Born in Siegersville, she was a daughter of the late Luther H. and Helen M. (Weaver) Kuhns.

A 1951 graduate of Allentown High School, she was a clerk for Warren Roofing and Siding for 11-1/2 years and was employed in the office of The Great Allentown Fair for 19 summers.

She was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church and a longtime member of the former St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church.