Parkland Press

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Deborah J.C. Bainbridge

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s Lutheran Church

Deborah J.C. Bainbridge, 73, of Kempton, died May 14, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Dunham Raymond Bainbridge, were married 48 years last June.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Edna Schuler.

A graduate of Dieruff High School and Rider College, she retired after 10 years from the former Allentown State Hospital where she was the assistant director of medical records.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.

Roger F. Long

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland school bus driver

Roger F. Long, 77, of Schnecksville, died May 16, 2019, from acute promyelocytic leukemia in Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

The loving husband of Margaret M. (Hanby) Long, the couple would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on May 31.

He was the son of the late Willard B. and Kathryn E. (Foulke) Long.

A 1959 graduate of Allentown High School, he attended Christ Evangelical Congregational Church, both in Allentown.

Joseph E. Martin Sr.

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

all-around natural athlete

Joseph E. Martin, Sr., 76, of Macungie, died May 11, 2019, in Phoebe Ridgeland Health Center Nursing Home, Richlandtown.

He and his wife Regina “Gina” (Collier) Martin were married 43 years on Jan. 10.

He was the youngest son of the late William and Felisa (Asencio) Martin.

The vice president of sales and marketing for Dean Foods for 10 years and for Johanna Dairy for about 10 years, he was a loving husband and father with a great sense of humor.

He was an all-around natural athlete, an avid golfer and played baseball throughout his life.

Nancy L. Wessner

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

1956 Parkland graduate

Nancy L. Wessner, 81, of Kutztown, Weisenberg Township, died May 14, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Leon B. Wessner.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond M.J. and Mamie E. (Ziegler) Smith.

In 1956, she graduated from Parkland High School and, in 1959, she graduated from the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.

For more than 11 years, she was an operating room nurse at Allentown General Hospital and later farmed with her husband, Sonny.

Irene Kedl

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Queenship of Mary Church

Irene Kedl, 85, of North Whitehall Township, died peacefully May 19, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Frank C. Kedl.

Born Jan. 10, 1934, in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Klutchna) Oleksyn.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and Young at Heart at Assumption BVM Church.

She enjoyed bowling and was an avid sports fan, especially of her beloved Mets.

Earl D. Smoyer

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

custodian for Kratzer Elementary

Earl D. Smoyer, 88, of South Whitehall Township, died May 17, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus.

He was the husband of the late Virginia (Hebig) Smoyer.

Born in Bath, he was a son of the late Howard D. and Gladys I. (Miller) Smoyer.

The longtime head custodian for Kratzer Elementary School in the Parkland School District, he retired in 1993.

Kenneth C. Fillman Jr.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Air Products

Kenneth C. Fillman Jr., 70, of Allentown, died May 9, 2019, under hospice care at Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife, Yvonne (Rathburn) Fillman, celebrated their 48th anniversary last October.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Betty Lou (Plessor) Fillman.

A 1967 graduate of William Allen High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Vietnam.

He worked at Air Products for 43 years and was a motor route driver for The Morning Call for 33 years.

George A. Hack

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed electrician

George A. Hack, 54, of New Tripoli, died on May 8, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the husband of the late Susan F. (Fink) Hack.

Born in Washington, D.C., he was a son of George W. Hack and Donna L. (Allen) Ellison.

A 1984 graduate of Bladensburg High School, Bladensburg, Md., he was a self-employed electrician for the former G.A. Hack Electric Company.

Berdelle M. Follweiler

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ebenezer UCC

Berdelle M. Follweiler, 103, of Slatington, died peacefully April 16, 2019, in her home.

She was the widow of Kermit W. Follweiler, who died in 1978.

Born in Lehigh Furnace, she was a daughter of the late Wallace Dorward and Eva Walters.

Employed by the former Paris Neckwear in various positions, she retired in 1981.

She was a longtime and dedicated member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.

Janet L. LeVan

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Slatington Baptist Church

Janet L. LeVan, 82, of Slatington, died May 9, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Marlyn R. LeVan.

Born in Ashfield, she was a daughter of the late Reuben J. and Kathryn E. (Jones) Kemmerer.

A 1954 graduate of and former majorette at Slatington High School, she was a secretary for the former LeVan Trucking, Wanamakers, the former Krause Dodge Toyota, Schnecksville, and Albright’s Mill, Kempton.

She was a member of Slatington Baptist Church, Slatington.