Sunday, May 12, 2013
Marie B. Molnar, 68, of Lower Macungie Twp., died on May 9, 2013 at her home.
Marie B. Molnar, 68, of Lower Macungie Twp., went to heaven Thursday, May 9, 2013 at her home. 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; 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. Predeceased by an infant daughter: Rhonda Lee …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
John R. Ritter, 62, of Neffs died Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 17
John R. Ritter, 62, of Neffs died April 16, 2013 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he received the very best of care for complications related to a bone marrow transplant for cancer. John was born and raised as one of a family that settled in the Lehigh Valley in 1731. Clarence and Arline Ritter, his parents, eventually moved to Allentown’s West End where he attended Muhlenberg Elementary School and Raub Junior High and graduated from Allen High School in 1968. He was proud of his Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, was a student of his family’s history and a believer in the values he was taught. He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts, and later graduated from East Stroudsburg University. He worked at various …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Nancy L. Fogel, 76, died April 9, 2013.
Friday, April 12
Nancy L. Fogel, 76, of Alburtis, died Tuesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital after being stricken. She was the wife of Roger L. Fogel. They were married 52 years in January. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late Walter P. Sr. and Idella L. (Diehl) Boyer. She worked at Allen Organ Company for 10 years before retiring. Previously she worked at Royal Manufacturing Co. She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd U.C.C., Alburtis. Surviving with Roger are children, Tim at home, Melody, wife of Brian Arndt, of Alburtis, and Kathy, wife of David Trittenbach of Breinigsville; brothers, Walter Boyer Jr. and his wife, Carmella, and Larry Boyer and his wife, Sandra, all of Macungie; sister, Maryann, wife of James Boyer, of Zionsville and …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Kathleen M. Herring, 70, of Wescosville, died Friday at home with her family by her side.
Saturday, March 30
Kathleen M. Herring, 70, of Wescosville, passed away Friday at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of Guy A. Herring Sr. They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on July 1, 2012. Born in Summit Station, she was a daughter of the late Howard M. and Ina A. (Long) Fessler. Kathleen worked for Lucent Technologies for 27 years before retiring in 1998. She was a member of Hope United Church of Christ, Allentown. She was a Phillies fan and enjoyed camping and spending time with her family. Survivors: Husband; son, Guy A. Jr. and his wife, Wanda, of Kutztown; daughter, Aletha M. Schade and her husband, Larry of Allentown; brother, Howard and his wife, Carolyn of Schuylkill Haven; sister, Shirley J. Deibert of Auburn; five …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Rev. Roger C. Fenstermaker, 81, of Allentown, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
Thursday, March 28
Rev. Roger C. Fenstermaker, 81, of Allentown, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at home. He was the husband of Joan C. (Scanlin) Fenstermaker. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary in June. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Russell and Caroline D. (Caine) Fenstermaker. Roger received his Master of Divinity Degree from Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown in 1961. He served churches in Catasauqua, Columbia, Jim Thorpe, Palmyra, Harrisburg, Allentown and Bethlehem before retiring. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Church, Emmaus. Survivors: wife; brother, Thomas R. and his wife Carol A. of Allentown; brother-in-law Rev. Harold P. Scanlin and his wife Lenore of Allentown; nieces, Susan and Jill; …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Ray R. Bast of Macungie died March 11 in the Lehigh Center.
Thursday, March 14
Ray R. Bast, 88, of Macungie, died March 11, 2013, of natural causes in Lehigh Center, Macungie. He was the husband of Joan M. (Bard) Bast. Born in Kutztown he was a son of the late George and Mamie (Smith) Bast. He was a 1942 graduate of Kutztown High School, and a 1950 graduate with honors from Lehigh University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a Veteran of WWII having served in the Navy. He was a member of St. Paul’s UCC, Kutztown. Ray was employed by Public Service Electric and Gas Co. in New Jersey for 38 years, retiring as General Manager. He was an avid hunter and golfer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons: Roger (Fran) Bast, Quakertown, Steven (Susan) Bast, Overland Park, KS, and Gary (…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Carl David Dries, 70, of Macungie, died Feb. 27, 2013.
Thursday, February 28
Carl David Dries, 70, of Macungie, died Wednesday, Feb. 27 at home with his family. He was the husband of Lois G. (Wetzel) Dries, to whom he was married for 48 years. Born in Breinigsville, he was the son of Grace (Geist) Dries of Emmaus and the late Junior Dries. Before retiring in 2010, he worked at Allen Organ Co. in Macungie for 50 years in various departments before retiring as an assistant foreman. For close to 15 years, he worked craft shows under the name Iron Mountain Toys, showing his creations of wooden cars, toys and banks. He loved his antique cars, and at the time of his death he held the office of activity director for Hershey Region Antique Car Club, was past president of the Ontelanee Antique Automobile Club of America, …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Todd Lynn Trexler, 41, of Emmaus, died on Feb. 18, 2013.
Thursday, February 21
Todd Lynn Trexler, 41, of Emmaus, died on February 18, 2013 of natural causes, in his home. Born in Allentown he was the son of Larry L. Trexler of Palm Harbor FL and Jennifer D. (Engleman) Bauer of Alburtis. He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of ’90 and was employed by Armetta’s Italian Restaurant in Emmaus for many years. Todd enjoyed walking in Lehigh Parkway and golfing, but most of all he loved spending time with his best friend and son, Kyle. Whether it be coaching Kyle’s baseball team or just spending the day together, he loved being the best father possible. Survivors: Mother and Step-Father, Randy Bauer; Father and Step-mother, Yvonne Trexler; Son, Kyle Trexler; Mother of Kyle, Kelly Rochford; Kyle’s sister, Morgan …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Honorable Augustus Christian Martin, 68, of Ladson, S.C., died on Feb. 15, 2013.
Wednesday, February 20
The Honorable Augustus Christian Martin, 68, of Ladson, S.C, entered into eternal rest Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Born July 29, 1944 in Macungie, he was a son of the late Edward H. Martin and the late Jennie M. Hammond. After graduating from Emmaus High School, Martin enlisted in the United States Navy and served more than seven years on active duty in the submarine service. After leaving the Navy, he obtained an associate degree in Electrical/Electronics Technology from the Pennsylvania State University and began a 32-year career with Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. in 1970. During his career at PP&L he attended night school and received a B.A. in Economics from Lafayette College, an M.B.A. from Lehigh University, and a J.D. from Temple …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Carol Scott Palmer, 78, of Macungie, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26.
Monday, January 28
Carol Scott Palmer, 78, of Macungie, passed away Saturday in Lehigh Center, Macungie. She was the wife of Harry E. Palmer. They were married 56 years last June. Carol was an office manager for K-Mart in Mesa, AZ, for 26 years before retiring in 1997. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence Scott. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Trexlertown. Carol also was a member of Khi Omega Sorority at Bradley University in Peoria Illinois. Survivors: Husband; son, David S. and wife Linda of Gilbert, AZ; daughter, Deborah K. wife of Wade Wolsky of Arlington, VA, and a sister, Jacqueline Paul of Holland, Bucks County. Services: 11 a.m.. Friday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Friday in the …