Parkland Press

Monday, January 27, 2020

Clair Anson Bailey

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Morgenland Church

Clair Anson Bailey, 95, of Orefield, died Oct. 29, 2019, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Mabel Anna (Minnich) Bailey, who died Sept. 6, 1995.

Born June 6, 1924, in Albany Township, he was the son of the late Katie P. (Heintzelman) and Anson J. Bailey.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a recipient of the European Theater Ribbon, Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal.

D. Jean Roberts

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

D. Jean Roberts, 91, of Whitehall, died on Nov. 2, 2019, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She was the widow of William J. Roberts Jr.

Born in East Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Esther (Krause) Kernechel.

She was an office clerk for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union for more than 25 years.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton, and the Whitehall Women’s Club for many years.

Sandra M. German

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

assembler at Allen Organ

Sandra M. German, 74, of Schnecksville, died Nov. 4, 2019, in her home.

Born Aug. 8, 1945, in Moore Township, Northampton County, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mabel (Hawk) German.

She was an assembler at Allen Organ Co., Macungie, for 50 years before retiring in 2013.

She was a life member of Central Grange 1650, Germansville and a member of Community Fire Co. No. 1, Schnecksville.

Lillian M. Diehl

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

machine operator

Lillian M. “Dolly” Diehl, 89, of Allentown, died Oct. 28, 2019, at home.

She was the widow of Paul Diehl.

Born in Kutztown, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Elda (Adams) Geisinger.

A machine operator for many years, she worked in a shoe factory, wallet factory, and for the former Royal Manufacturing Co., Alburtis.

She was a member of the Pioneer Grange, Topton, and the Fogelsville, Topton and Schnecksville senior citizens.

She also enjoyed watching NASCAR racing on TV.

Roy E. Aber Sr.

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

regional agronomist

Roy E. Aber Sr., 84, of Allentown, died Oct. 28, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Jessie (Tate) Aber, were married 59 years on April 17.

Born Oct. 8, 1935, in Sussex, N.J., he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Roy) and Abraham Lincoln Aber.

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

He was a regional agronomist for the former Agway Inc.

A member of Kittatinny Lodge 164, F.&A.M. and the Lehigh Valley Woodturners, he was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

Warren S. Kuntz

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Warren S. Kuntz, 82, of Slatington, died Oct. 31, 2019, in At Home at Parkland personal care, Schnecksville.

He was the husband of the late Joyce D. (Roth) Kuntz who died June 19.

Born May 25, 1937, in Treichlers, Northampton County, he was the son of the late Ralph B. and Katie A. (Smith) Kuntz.

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

He was a draftsman for the former Lehigh Structural Steel Co., Allentown, for many years before retiring.

Richard A. Durner

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan UCC

Richard A. Durner, 86, of Allentown, died peacefully Oct. 28, 2019.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Born Nov. 28, 1932, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Arthur Durner and Huldah (Gehris) Durner.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn (Miller); daughters Patricia, wife of Dr. Stephen Verdesca, and Carol, wife of Tyrohne Kontir, and grandchildren Andrew and Alison Verdesca, and Kaela, Aidan and Emma Kontir.

David W. Diehl

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland High School teacher

David W. Diehl, 84, of South Whitehall Township, died Oct. 24, 2019.

Born Sept. 26, 1935, he was a son of the late Robert and Ruth (Nonnemacher) Diehl of Bethlehem.

Happily married to Dorothy (Mikylychak) for 56 years, he was a 1953 graduate of Liberty High School and a 1957 graduate of Moravian College, majoring in history.

In 1971, he earned a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois.

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

William S. Ruppert

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jacob’s Church

William S. Ruppert, 88, of Lenhartsville, died October 28, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Shirley E. (Hausman) Ruppert, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Oct. 10.

Born in Oley, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Sally (Dautrich) Ruppert.

He was raised by his uncle and aunt, William B. and Emma Ruppert.

A Korean War veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1948-51.

He worked for many years at Mack Trucks, Macungie, until his retirement.

Walter R. Pumm

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Mack Trucks

Walter R. Pumm, 83, of Allentown, died Oct. 25, 2019, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.

He and his wife, Mabel “Mae” (Santee) Pumm, were married 60 years in July.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Walter L. and Grace (Olewine) Pumm.

An assembly line worker for Mack Trucks for 15 years, he was a member of Hogan Social Club, Allentown.

He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII.