|December 2, 1996
Mrs. Helen H. Jeffrey
Mrs. Helen H. Jeffrey, 96, of 110 S. Main St.,
Mary D, died Sunday in her home. She was the widow of Norman N. Jeffrey,
who died in 1962.
Born in Aristes, Columbia County, she was a daughter
of the late Henry and Mabel (Miller) Stillwagner.
She was a member of the Advent Lutheran Church,
Surviving are two daughters, Mabel, with whom
she resided, and Gloria, wife of Kenneth Nester of Orwigsburg R.1; a sister
Dorothy of Mary D; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and six
She was also preceded in death by a daughter,
Grace L. Gould, who died in 1980; and a great-granddaughter who died in
The Jon M. Zizelmann Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad
St., Tamaqua, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Eva E.Hirschel Nemeth
Mrs. Eva E. Hirschel Nemeth, 90, of Gracedale,
Upper Nazareth Township, died Sunday in the Muhlenberg Hospital Center,
Bethlehem. She was the widow of John A. Nemeth and LeRoy Hirschel.
Born in Whitehall Township, she was a daughter
of the late Irwin J. and Alma A. (Epler) Wisser.
Surviving are a son, Robert Hirschel of Whitehall;
a stepson, Stanley Nemeth of Walnutport; three daughters, Barbara Shanaberger
of Coplay, Beatrice Boyer of Allentown and Miriam Duchodni of Salisbury
Township; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters,
Gloria and Pearl Hirschel.
Wendell H. Rehrig
Wendell H. "Randy" Rehrig, 81, of 1180 Main Road,
Franklin Township, Lehighton, died Saturday morning in the Palmerton Hospital.
He was the husband of Mildred (Schweitzer) Rehrig. They observed their
57th wedding anniversary last June 10.
He was a retired weighmaster at the West Plant
of the former New Jersey Zinc Company, Palmerton, where he had worked for
Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Edwin
and Daisy (Liesbenberger) Rehrig, and would have observed his 82nd birthday
on Dec. 5.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church,
Big Creek, Franklin Township.
Rehrig was an Army veteran of World War II, having
served in the Asiatiac-Pacific Theater of Operations.
He was a member and secretary of the Poho Poco
Rod and Gun Club, Franklin Township, and was a past secretary of the Lehighton
Joint School Authority.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter,
Cora Ann, wife of Lynwood Carpenter, with whom he resided; a son, Ronald
E. of Lehighton; and four grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Clair
S., who died in 1995.
The Mayes-Melber Funeral Home, 200 Franklin St.,
Weissport, is in charge of the arrangements.
Earl W. Shearer
Earl H. Shearer, 59, of Coopersburg, died Friday
in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.
He was last employed by Horwith Trucking Company,
Born in Shelly, he was a son of the late Ephraim
and Jenny (Bergstresser) Shearer.
He was a member of the Coopersburg Fire Company
Surviving are two sons, Earl W. Jr. of Coopersburg
and Roger of Easton; four daughters, Louise Huhn and Robin Dottery, both
of Quakertown, Barbara Miller of Slatington and Elizabeth, with whom she
resided; two brothers, Elmer of Coopersburg and Raymond of Quakertown;
two sisters, Grace Skrilitz of Quakertown and Helen Kline of Allentown;
and 13 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a son William.
Lloyd E. Brown
Lloyd E. Brown, 73, of Saylorsburg, died Wednesday
in the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of Muriel
He was an industrial power electrician for Union
Metal, East Stroudsburg, for 18 years before retiring in 1988, and previously
was a policeman in Stroudsburg for seven years and a Monroe County deputy
sheriff for five years.
Born in Pennsboro, W. Va., he was a son of the
late Henry Clay and Leida Ann (Todd) Brown.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police,
Stroud Lodge; the Kunkletown Rod and Gun Club; and the National Rifle Association.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters,
Gloria J. Shupp of Brodheadsville and Donna M. Murphy of Saylorsburg; a
son, William L. of Effort; two stepsons, Thomas I. Bartleson of Port Charlotte,
Fla., and Terry Bartleson of Martins Creek; a brother, Billy Joe of Alum
Creek, W. Va.; nine grandchildren and nephews.
Mrs. Carl H. Frey
Mrs. Betty J. Frey, 68, of 6459 Bake Oven Road,
Germansville, died Friday in her home. She was the wife of Carl H. Frey.
They observed their 50th wedding anniversary last month.
A presser and folder, she worked for the former
Ambro Mills, Neffs, for 11 years before retiring in 1968, and previously
was employed by the former Penn State Mills, Allentown, for 15 years.
Born in Fogelsville, she was a daughter of the
late Freddy and Gertrude (Muthard) Brown.
She was a member of the Lutheran congregation
of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter,
Faye L., wife of Anthony A. Manalio of Bridgewater, N.J.; two sisters,
Mrs. Hilda Carl of Allentown and Mrs. Minnie Wolford of Neffs; and a grandson.
James D. Jones
James D. Jones, 73, of 1504 Fernwood Road, Slatington,
died Thursday in the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly S. and
Jackie C. Hankee, with whom he resided.
The deceased was the husband of the late Marion
E. (LaBold) Jones.
He was a journeyman in the bindery department
of the former R & S Printers, Northampton, for 14 years before retiring
Born in Slatington, he was a son of the late
John and Jeanette (Davies) Jones.
An Army veteran of World War II, he was a past
adjutant and honor guard for the Allen O. Delke American Legion Post 16,
Slatington, for many years, and a member of the former Delke Knights Drum
and Bugle Corps, Slatington.
Jones was a life member of the Vigilant Fire
Company, Slatington, and a member of the Diamond Fire Company, Walnutport.
Surviving are a son, J. Timothy of Slatington;
two daughters, Kimberly and Gwyneth A., wife of Ray C. Neff Jr. of Slatington;
a brother, Myron E. of Nazareth; a sister, Mrs. Mary D. Yenser of Slatington;
and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Carrie I. Koch
Mrs. Carrie I. Koch, 87, formerly of Tamaqua
R.3, died Saturday evening in the Orwigsburg Manor, Orwigsburg, where she
resided since Aug. 13, 1992. She was the widow of J. Gordon Koch, who died
on June 3, 1975.
She was employed by the former Atlas Powder Company,
Reynolds, and later co-owned the former New Ringgold Hotel with her husband
Born in Reynolds, she was a daughter of the late
George E. and Nora I. (Hill) Stamm.
She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ,
Surviving are a brother Raymond of New Ringgold
R.2; and a sister, Catherine Slover of Ontario, Calif.
The John S. Lundbye Funeral Home, 116 S. Liberty
St., Orwigsburg, is in charge of the arrangements.
December 3, 1996
Walter T. Seiler
Walter T. Seiler, 58, of 215 S. First St., Lehighton,
died Monday in the Easton Hospital. He was the husband of Betty J. (Remaley)
Seiler. They were married last month.
He was a construction worker for the Pennsylvania
Power and Light Company, Martins Creek.
Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Ernest
Seiler and Ann (Beers) Heckman.
He was a member of the Bowmanstown Rod and Gun
Club; Bowmanstown Fire Company; Fullerton Fire Company; Beaver Run Rod
and Gun Club, the American Legion and Eagles Lodge, all of Lehighton; the
Packerton Old Timers; and the Franklin Township Fire Company.
Surviving in addition to his widow are three
sons, Gregory Peitz of New Ringgold, Danny Seiler of Quakertown and Gerry
Seiler of Lehighton; three stepsons, Bradley Meinhart of Waymart, Wayne
County, Brent Meinhart of Parryville and John Lloyd of Cherryville; a stepdaughter
Barbara, wife of Thomas Trimble of Danielsville; a sister, Mrs. Doris Derkosh
of Palmerton; a granddaughter, two step-granddaughters and a step-great-granddaughter.
The Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave.,
Palmerton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Edwin R. Giffels
Edwin R. Giffels, 80, of Stroudsburg, died Monday
in his home. He was the husband of the late Annabelle (Frailey) Giffels.
He was a rural letter carrier for 15 years before
retiring in 1981, and previously was a linotype operator for the Hughes
Printing Company, East Stroudsburg, and the Pocono Record, Stroudsburg.
Born in Stroudsburg, he was a son of the late
Edwin J. and Rosa (Elsenberger) Giffels.
An Army veteran of World War II, having served
in the Alaska Theater, he was a member of the Eagles Aerie and the V.F.W.
Post, both of Stroudsburg, and the George N. Kemp American Legion Post
346, East Stroudsburg.
Surviving are two sons, Douglas E. of East Stroudsburg
and Denise E. of Brodheadsville; and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Rosetta A. Young
Mrs. Rosetta A. 'Rosie' Young, 83, of 172 Old
Mill Road, Huffs Church, died Monday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
She was the widow of John W. Young, who died in 1989.
Born in Bern Township, Berks County, she was
a daughter of the late William and Sarah (Henn) Miller.
She was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist
Church, New Berlinville, Berks County.
Surviving are a son, John D. of Barto; a brother
Daniel of Coaldale; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Emma H.Greenamyer
Mrs. Emma H. Greenamyer, 82, of 4605 Werley's
Corner Road, New Tripoli, formerly of Avalon, N.J., died Sunday in the
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the widow of George Greenamyer.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the
late Cheston and Emma L. (Brooks) Hoskins.
She was a member of St. Anne Episcopal Church,
Surviving are a son, D. Gregory Thompson of Pinehurst,
N.C.; a daughter Wendy, wife of Joseph Reeder of Macungie; a brother, William
H. of Palmyra, Lebanon County; two sisters, Anne, wife of Stanley Sheldon
of Wilton, Conn., and Jane, wife of Joseph G. Anthony of Jamestown, N.Y.;
six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Mabel L. Schlegel
Mrs. Mabel L. Schlegel, 83, of Bible Fellowship
Home, Nazareth, formerly of Cherry Hill, Bushkill Township, died Monday
in the Muhlenberg Rehabilitation Center, Bethlehem. She was the widow of
Kermit W. Schlegel.
She was a cook and food preparer at the former
Hommer's Restaurant, Nazareth, for five years before retiring in 1950,
and previously had worked at the Hanoverville Hotel and in local restaurants
for many years.
Born in Cherryville, she was a daughter of the
late Richard A. and Lizzie (Moyer) Hahn.
She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church,
Surviving are a sister Verna, wife of Norman
Fehnel of Cherry Hill; and two brothers, Earl and Ira, both of Hecktown.
Mrs. Margaret E. Koenig
Mrs. Margaret E. Koenig, 71, of 1245 Pine Run
Road, Lehighton, died Saturday in the St. Luke Hospital, Fountain Hill,
Bethlehem. She was the widow of Warren C. Koenig, who died in 1993.
Born in Parryville, she was a daughter of the
late Elwood and Eva (Strausberger) Frable.
She was a member of the Lehighton congregation
of Jehovah's Witnesses, Kingdom Hall.
Surviving are a son, Donald C. of Bath; a daughter,
Sandra E., wife of Earl Ziegenfus, with whom she resided; a granddaughter
and a great-grandson.
The Richard M. Miller Funeral Home, 137 Fairview
St., Union Hill, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Ella L. Krause
Mrs. Ella L. Krause, 87, formerly of New Tripoli,
died Monday in Lehigh Manor, Lower Macungie Township. She was the widow
of George B. Krause.
Born in New Tripoli, she was a daughter of the
late Frank and Lena (Walter) Metzger.
She was of the United Church of Christ faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Sallyann L., wife of
W. Dennis Alexander of Portland, Ore.; four sisters, Edna Roth of Topton,
Ruth Lentz of New Tripoli, Mary, wife of Kenneth Morton of Fogelsville,
and Mollie, wife of Charles Haines of Wilmington, Del.; and two grandchildren.
Mrs Ella Strohl
Mrs. Ella Strohl, 77, of 198 W. Coal St., Nesquehoning,
died Monday in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. She was
the widow of Thomas O. Strohl, who died Nov. 19.
She retired in 1984 working as a trimmer for
Cassie Sportswear in Nesquehoning.
Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late
John and Elthea (Wyshousky) Pavlik.
A lifeling resident of Nesquehoning, she was
a member of the First Baptist Church of Nesquehoning.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandy, wife of Kevin
Artz of Lehighton, and Ruth, wife of Ken Ansbach of Nesquehoning; two brothers,
Nick of Colonia, N.J., and Wash, of Ralway, N.J.; a sister, Anna Derrick
of Lehighton; and four grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers,
Peter, Theodore, John and Andrew; and two sisters, Julia and Mary.
The Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home, 81 E. Catawissa
St., Nesquehoning, is in charge of arrangements.