Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Reverend Fred P. Knieriem died Monday, May 13, 2013.
The Reverend Fred P. Knieriem, 88, of Allentown, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Dolores Martha (Wasser) Knieriem, who died Jan. 31, 1991. He was born in Tamaqua on Oct. 26, 1924 to the late Frederick Grover and Martha Marie (Witzel) Knieriem. Rev. Knieriem most recently worshiped at Presbyterian Church (USA) of Catasauqua. He was a 1942 graduate of Tamaqua High School; AB in 1945 from Ursinus College, Collegeville; BD in 1947 from Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster; STM in 1949 from Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass.; graduate study from 1953 to 1956 at Union Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.; auditor, 1992 to 2013 at Moravian …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Arlene E. Wetzel died Monday, May 20, 2013.
Tuesday, May 21
Arlene E. Wetzel, 84, of Hellertown died Monday, May 20, 2013 at St. Luke's University Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Raymond E. Wetzel. She was born in Fountain Hill on Oct. 22, 1928 to the late Ira and Emily (Zeiner) Sloyer. She worked at the former Lehigh Dress Co., Fountain Hill as a seamstress for 29 years until retiring. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Hellertown, and a 1946 graduate of Hellertown High School. SURVIVORS Siblings: Meryle S. Person of Allentown and Stanley D. Sloyer of Hellertown. She was predeceased by a daughter: Renee. SERVICE Family and friends are invited to call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Christ Lutheran Church, 69 Main St., Hellertown. The calling hour …
Susan A. Morley died Monday, May 20, 2013.
Tuesday, May 21
Susan A. Morley, 74, of Upper Saucon Township, died Monday, May 20, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of John E. Morley. She was born in Allentown on Sept. 12, 1938 to the late Edward and Helen (Bilger) Gehringer. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coopersburg, where she served on its choir and Altar and Rosary Society. She was a 1956 graduate of Quakertown High School. SURVIVORS In addition to her loving husband of 50 years; children: Jennifer J. Morley and her husband Derek W. Hopler of Milton, Del., Rebecca M. and her husband Mark A. Vogeler of Coopersburg; grandchildren: Allen E. and Isaac W. Hopler, Kyle A. and Noah G. Vogeler. She was predeceased by siblings: William, Cynthia Graybill…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Sherleen A. Hahn-Maines died Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Saturday, May 18
Sherleen A. Hahn-Maines, 62, of Lower Saucon Township died Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Inpatient Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of Robert W. Maines. She was born in Fountain Hill on Oct. 30, 1950 to Shirley L. (Jamicky) Hahn of Coopersburg and the late Lloyd D. Hahn. She was a warehouse manager for Alice Kay and Charming Shops for many years, and a bookkeeper for real estate companies until retiring. SURVIVORS In addition to her loving husband of 16 years; mother; siblings: Deborah J. wife of Arthur A. Haug of Coopersburg, Allen L. Hahn of Emmaus, Trevor J. and his wife Kathryne R. of Dunkirk, N.Y.; stepchildren, nieces and nephews. SERVICE Family and friends are invited to call from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, May …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Loretta K. (Bender) Mease died Monday, May 13, 2013.
Wednesday, May 15
Loretta K. (Bender) Mease, 78, of Bethlehem Township, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Ernest C. Mease Sr. (1988) and William E. Miller (1961). She was born in Butztown on Dec. 11, 1934 to the late Eugene and Mae (Ruch) Bender. She worked for 30 years at local textile companies until retiring, and was a member of the Ladies Garment Local Union. Loretta was a 1952 graduate of Liberty High School and a member of New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lower Saucon Township. SURVIVORS Loving children: Carl E. Mease and wife Janice of East Stroudsburg, Carol A. wife of John S. Kiss Jr. of Bethlehem; siblings: Richard Bender and his wife Mary of Hellertown, Harriet Frey of Richlandtown; grandchildren: …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Sam C. Adamek died Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Monday, May 13
Sam C. Adamek, 78, formerly of Hellertown, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Helen M. (Ganssle) Adamek, who died Dec. 12, 2006. He was born in Bethlehem on Jan. 4, 1935 to the late Frank and Mary Adamek. Sam worked in the meat department of the former Shopwell, Bethlehem and other stores until retiring in 1976. He previously worked in the No. 3 Fabricating Department of the former Bethlehem Steel from 1953-1963. Sam was a member of Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Hellertown. SURVIVORS Sons: Gregory F. of Allentown, Joseph R. and his wife Phyllis J. of Bethlehem; granddaughters: Jennifer, Kathleen and Kristen. He was predeceased by a grandson: Jason Michael. SERVICE The …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Candace A. Croft died Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Sunday, May 12
Candace A. Croft of Upper Black Eddy died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Phoebe Richland Health Care Center, Richlandtown. She was born in Oak Park, Ill. to the late Joseph Edgar Pyle and Ann Lucille (Melish) Lind. She was a self-employed florist in the Bucks County area. SURVIVORS Loving children: Jason H. McKay of Brooklyn, N.Y., Damion S. Newton and his wife Heather M. of Riegelsville, Jesse W. wife of Matthew T. Roth of Riegelsville, Maggie E. Croft of Riegelsville; sister: Kim Scot of Petaluma, Calif.; five grandchildren: Kyler, Mason, Jaden, Jackson, Maddox. She was predeceased by siblings: Goeffrey Graff, Gary Graff. SERVICE Private. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at: www.heintzelmancares.com. Arrangements are by the …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Marie B. Molnar went to heaven Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Saturday, May 11
Marie B. Molnar, 68, of Lower Macungie Township, went to heaven Thursday, May 9, 2013 at her home. She was born in Fountain Hill on May 30, 1944 to the late Raymond W. and Geraldine M. (David) Kirk. Marie was a secretary at the former Triangle Lumber, Quakertown and The Guardian Life Insurance Company. She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville where was an aide for the Church's Preschool and played on the Bell Choir. SURVIVORS Loving children: Gina L. Ramacci of Fleetwood, Renae Salasky of Bethlehem, Chad M. Molnar of Center Valley; siblings: Lee R. and his wife Susan E. Kirk of Bethlehem, Lynn and her husband Roger Nemeth of Coopersburg; seven randchildren; five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by an infant…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Elizabeth "Betty" A. Ranek died Monday, May 6, 2013.
Tuesday, May 7
Elizabeth "Betty" A. Ranek, 86, of Hellertown, died Monday, May 6, 2013 at Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. She was born in Allentown on April 26, 1927 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ginter. She was the wife of Frank Ranek, who died Oct. 21, 1984. Betty was a housewife the majority of her life and also worked as a folder at SureFit Manufacturing, Bethlehem for several years. SURVIVORS Children: Jeffrey F. of Hellertown, Mark N. and his wife Donna of Michigan, Kim wife of Edwin Searfoss of Bethlehem; brother: Charles Ginter of Allentown; sister: Nan Bell in Maryland; grandsons: Edwin Jr. and Dustin. She was predeceased by siblings: Alice Sauerwine and Mabel Ruth. SERVICE Family and friends are invited to call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Sandra C. LaPorta died Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Sandra C. LaPorta, 75, of Hellertown, died Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the VNA Hospice House of St. Luke's, Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of Michael W. LaPorta Sr. She was born in Allentown on Feb. 1, 1938 to the late Clinton & Mabel (Sprague) Walck. Sandra worked as a homebound and substitute teacher for the former Hellertown School District. She was an experienced seamstress. She will be sadly missed by everyone who had the opportunity to enjoy her wonderful cooking. Whether it was short notice or a holiday gathering for 20, Sandra never disappointed her guests with her gourmet meals. Sandra was a member of the Church of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, Hellertown. SURVIVORS In addition to her loving husband of 54 years; sons: …