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February 14, 1997

Dr. R. Roy Ronemus
Dr. R. Roy Ronemus, 75, of 355 N. 11th St., Lehighton, a retired podiatrist and school director, died Thursday in his home. He was the husband of Lucille (Snyder) Ronemus. They observed their 49th wedding anniversary in August.
A 1943 graduate of the Temple University podiatry program, he maintained a private practice in Lehighton for 44 years before retiring in 1990.
During that time, he had staff privileges at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, the Palmerton Hospital and the former Allentown Hospital. He currently had honorary privileges at Gnaden Huetten.
Dr. Ronemus was a member of the Lehighton Area School District Board of Education from 1961-73, and served as its president for eight years.
Born in Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late R. Roy Sr. and Annie (Watkins) Ronemus.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lehighton, where he was a trustee and an ordained elder.
The deceased was a director of the Lehighton Cemetery Association and also belonged to the Lehighton Rotary from 1948-90, where he was also a past vice president.
A graduate of the former Nesquehoning High School, he was an Army veteran of World War II, having served with the Combat Medical Corps of the 124th Calvary. He participated in the China-Burma-India Theater and was a recipient of three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart medal.
Dr. Ronemus was a life member of Merrill's Marauders, past vice commander of the C.B.I. Veterans Association and a member of the Elwood Miller AMVETS Post 106, American Legion Post 314 (for 51 years) and V.F.W. Post 256, all of Lehighton.
He was a life member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Elks Lodge No. 1284, Lehighton, having belonged to the latter lodge for 44 years.
He also belonged to F. & A.M. Lodge No. 621, Lehighton; the Lehigh Consistory, Valley of Allentown; the Irem Temple, Dallas; and the Irem Shrine Circus.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two sons, James R. and Robert R. III, both of Lehighton; two daughters, RuthAnn, wife of Trevor Shellhammer of Lehighton, and Mary Jane Koski of Plano, Tex.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother Thomas, who died in June, 1996.
The Kenneth N. Phifer Funeral Home, Third and Alum streets, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Cletus J.H. Lutz
Cletus J.H. Lutz, 45, of 200 Willow Ave., Slatington, died Wednesday in his home.
He was the co-owner of Lutz and Moyer Antiques, Slatington.
Born in Pen Argyl, he was a son of Cletus H. Lutz of Nazareth and the late Arlene June (Rice) Lutz.
Surviving in addition to his father are a brother Jeffrey in North Carolina; a sister, Elizabeth E., wife of Felix Schuch of Nazareth; and paternal grandmother, Nellie (Foster) Lutz Martocci, residence unknown.

Clinton H. Scherer
Clinton H. Scherer, 85, of 1833 17th St. S.W., Allentown, died Wednesday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Anne P. (Ridnack) Scherer. They observed their 36th wedding anniversary last March.
He was an electrician for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 35 years before retiring in 1975.
Born in Perkiomenville, he was a son of the late Frank E. and Annie E. (Kolb) Scherer.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Allentown, the Mountainville Fire Company and the Pensioneers Club of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, Donald G. of Colonial Heights, Va., Norman R. of East Greenville and Clinton E. of Allentown; four daughters, Marlene, wife of Kenneth Hohe of Emmaus, Marilyn Haldeman of Wernersville, Berks County, Darlene Gregory of Bowmanstown and Diane, wife of Richard Miller of Hellertown; a brother, Earl V. Sr. of Allentown; a stepdaughter, Judith Hausman of Emmaus; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Peter M. Kahora Sr.
Peter M. Kahora Sr., 74, of 6982 Phillips Road, Germansville, formerly of East Brunswick, N.J., and St. Petersburg, Fla., died Thursday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after being stricken at Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township. He was the husband of Frances (Romatowski) Kahora. They observed their 50th wedding anniversary in June.
A machinist, he worked for the General Cable Corporation, St. Petersburg, for 12 years before retiring in 1982, and previously had worked for Johnson and Johnson, Somerville, N.J., for 30 years.
Born in Minersville, he was a son of the late Andrew and Pauline (Smuzenitza) Kahora.
He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield.
Kahora was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, Edward P. of Flemington, N.J., Robert P. of South Brunswick, N.J., and Peter M. Jr. of New Tripoli; three brothers, Andrew of Whiting, N.J., George of Carteret, N.J., and Joseph of Bricktown, N.J.; two sisters, Mary, wife of John Hnat of Portland, Ore., and Ann, wife of Walter Plucinski of Ocala, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.

Ralph L. Ranck
Ralph R. Ranck, 81, of Emmaus, formerly of Allentown, died Thursday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Hazel A. (Starner) Ranck. They observed their 55th wedding anniversary in December.
He was a district manager for American District Telegraph in the Allentown, Reading and Scranton areas for 32 years before retiring in 1978.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Ralph and Madeline (Wentz) Ranck.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown, where he was a vestry member and usher.
Ranck was an Army veteran of World War II, having been in the first volunteer group from Allentown.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters, Ann Louise, wife of Raymond Shelhamer of Kunkletown, and Bonnie K. Wilson of Wescosville; a sister, Madeline Brobst of Allentown; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Peter Horoschak
Mrs. Dorothy Horoschak, 70, of Lansdale, formerly of Lansford, died Wednesday in the North Penn Hospital, Lansdale. She was the wife of Peter Horoschak. They observed their 47th wedding anniversary in November.
A member of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, she was a seamstress for 40 years for the former Pool and Son Clothing Manufacturers, Lansdale, and Hatfield Trousers. Previously, she was employed by the former Kiddie Kloes, Lansford.
Born in Lansford, she was a daughter of the late John and Anella (Kosala) Hebda.
She was a member of St. John Byzantine Catholic Church, Lansford.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son Philip of Lansdale; a brother Leonard of Ellenton, Fla.; three sisters, Agnes Moyer of Tamaqua, Rose of Lansford and Sally Zakarosky of Hammonton, N.J.; two granddaughters and nieces and nephews.

John F. Ingebrethsen
John F. Ingebrethsen, 72, of Penn Forest Streams, Jim Thorpe, formerly of Westbury, Long Island, N.Y., died Tuesday evening in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of Dorothy (Renham) Ingebrethsen of Jim Thorpe. They observed their 47th wedding anniversary on June 24.
He was a retired engineer for the New York Telephone Company, having worked in the Metropolitan area.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Frank and Veronica (Bradley) Ingebrethsen.
He was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Lake Harmony.
Ingebrethsen was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific.
Surviving in addition to his widow are six children, 10 grandchildren and a brother.
The Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center St., Jim Thorpe, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Helen U. Lawson
Mrs. Helen U. Lawson, 89, formerly of 605 W. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City, formerly of Tamaqua, died Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Shenandoah Manor, where she was a guest since May, 1996. She was the widow of Francis Joseph Lawson, who died in 1959.
She worked for several years at the former Atlas Powder Company, Reynolds.
Born in Mahanoy City, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Sherpensky) Sluzalis, and had lived in Mahanoy City for most of her life and in Tamaqua for 10 years.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mahanoy City, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Golden Agers and Senior Citizens, both of Mahanoy City.
Surviving are three brothers, John of Springfield, Ill., Francis of Pinellas Park, Fla., and William of Mahanoy City; and nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother Joseph and a sister, Aldona Dombroskie.
Funeral services were held in Mahanoy City. The Louis Truskowsky Funeral Home, Mahanoy City, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. John Thompson
Mrs. Sarah J. Thompson, 62, of Andover, Mass., died Wednesday in her home. She was the wife of John P. Thompson.
She was a registered nurse and visiting nurse in New York City, N.Y.
Born in Mahanoy City, she was a daughter Sarah Burke of Weatherly and the late Dr. Clemens Burke.
The deceased was a nursing instructor then acting director of the nursing school at Lowell General Hospital until 1969. In 1987, she began work at Elder Services of The Merrimack Valley specializing in the Family Care for Adults Program until her retirement in 1995.
She was a member of St. Augustine Church, Andover, and was past president of Mass Council for Adult Foster Care.
She attended Hood College in Frederick, Md., and graduated from Cornell University, New York Hospital School of Nursing.
Surviving in addition to her mother and husband are a daughter, Amy J. of Cambridge, Mass.; three sisters, Patricia Hametz of Weatherly, Nancy Burke of Safety Harbor, Fla., and Susan Marley of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Stephen of Savannah, Ga., and Timothy of Olympia, Wash.; and nieces and nephews.

Rev. Laurence J. Young
The Rev. Laurence J. Young, 87, of Carmel, Ind., formerly of Edelman, died Tuesday in the St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. He was the husband of Martha S. (Berry) Young.
He was pastor of St. Matthew United Church of Christ, Lynnville, from 1981 until retiring in 1991.
He entered the ministry at the age of 56 and served Methodist churches in Neola, Kellersville and McMichaels, all in Monroe County, from 1964-66. He then served for a year on the Indiana Conference of the Methodist Church in Decatur.
He was a visiting pastor in Huntingburg and interim pastor in Augusta, both in Indiana, and a pastor in Youngstown and Lewis, both in Ohio.
Earlier, he worked for the former Chipman Knitting Mills, West Easton.
Born in Belfast, he was a son of the late Floyd and Emily (Hearn) Young.
He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Edelman, and sang with the Wesley Methodist Quartet in the 1930s and 1940s.
Young was an Army veteran of World War II.
He played baseball with the AA team and was a troop leader for the Boy Scouts, both in Edelman.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter Eileen, wife of Robert Detweiler of Nazareth; a son, Raymond L. of Jefferson, Ind.; a stepson, Robert Berry of Indianapolis; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

February 17, 1997

Marie V. Howell
Marie V. Howell, 90, of Easton, died Saturday in the Eastwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wilson. She was the widow of Earl M. Howell.
She wormed for the A & P Tea Co., and before that the former S.S. Kresge Co., both of Easton, before retiring.
Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Susan (Green) Ziegenfus.
Surviving are a son, Walter E. Evans of Nazareth; a sister, Mildred Kromer of Coopersburg; and nieces and nephews.

Robert F. Grube Sr.
Robert F. Grube Sr., 63, of 3204 W. Scenic Drive, Moore Township, died Saturday in the Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Shirley I. (Werner) Grube. They observed their 44th wedding anniversary in October.
He was the owner and operator of Grube's Paving, Moore Township, for 27 years.
Born in Freemansburg, he was a son of the late Walter and Helen (Grube) Grube.
He was a member of Zion Wesleyan Church, Point Phillips.
Surviving in addition to his widow are three daughters, Jackie, wife of Rickie Kostenbader of Danielsville, and Sandy, wife of Wayne Eberly, and Cindy, both of Bath; a son, Robert Jr. of Danielsville; six sisters, Eva Buddock of Hellertown, Beatrice Cabrere, Rose Daniel and Terri Lasko, all of Bethlehem, Beverly Smith in Ohio and Annabel Daniel of Easton; three brothers, William Lasko and John, both of Bethlehem, and Henery in Delaware; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Brandon M. Pfrom
Brandon M. Pfrom, 8, of 306 E. Church St., Slatington, died Friday in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after being stricken at home.
He was a fourth grade student at the Slatington Elementary School.
Born in Allentown , he was a son of Roxanne Pfrom, with whom he resided.
Surviving in addition to his mother is a sister, Desiree I.

Paul H. Simmons Sr.
Paul H. Simmons Sr., 70, of 49 W. Front St., Jim Thorpe, died Saturday in the Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Rita A. (Lajack) Simmons.
He was a melter for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 35 years before retiring.
Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late James and Abigail (Brewster) Simmons.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater of Operations.
Simmons was a life member of the Fairview Hose Company, Jim Thorpe, and the Lehigh Fire Company No. 1, Lehighton.
He belonged to the Jim Thorpe American Legion Post, the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club, Andreas Sporting Club, Unionville Ridge Runner Gun Club and the Tammy Democratic Association.
Surviving are a son, Paul H. Jr., a daughter, Ann Louise, and four sisters, Betty Schuck, Lorraine Moser, Doris, wife of Richard Wehr, and Leona, wife of Michael Hoherchak, all of Jim Thorpe; and a grandson.
He was also preceded in death by a sister Orpha and a brother James.
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Thomas C. Geshel
Mrs. Laris G. Geshel, 66, of 4638 Long Run Road, Lehighton, died Saturday in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Thomas C. Geshel. They observed their 44th wedding anniversary in October.
Born in Bernillo, N.M., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Oma Hopgood.
She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Lehighton.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son Thomas of Alburtis; a daughter Wanda, wife of Charles Murphy of Fresno, Calif.; a sister, Pearl Price of Sacramento, Calif.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Mary Broutin
Mrs. Mary Broutin, 83, of 811 Georgetown Road, Upper Nazareth Township, died Saturday in the Easton Hospital. She was the widow of Homer Broutin.
Born in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Pritash) Bruder.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis, at home, and Homer of Slatington; a brother George of Northampton; and five grandchildren.

Mrs. Henry V. Ruth
Mrs. Dolores J. Ruth, 67, of Allentown, died Saturday in the St. Luke Hospital, Fountain Hill, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Henry V. Ruth. They observed their 47th wedding anniversary in September.
A 1950 graduate of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing with a registered nurse degree, she worked for Dr. Barry Rosen and Dr. Earl Gabriel, both of Allentown, for 20 years before retiring in 1980. Previously, she was employed by what is now Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, and the Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, for six years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Ralph G. and Irene (Farber) Wenner.
She was a member of Faith United Church of Christ and the Order of Eastern Star, both of Allentown; the Rajah Caravaners, Reading; and the National Campers and Travelers Chapter No. 12, Pennsylvania.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Henry V. Jr. of Walnutport; three daughters, Bonnie L., wife of William Bennett of Little Rock, Ark., Barbara R., wife of Roger Furrow of Fredericksburg, Va., and Judith A. Hudson of Upper Macungie Township; a brother David of Palm; and six grandchildren.

James F. Houck
James F. Houck, 49, of Kunkletown R.2, died Friday in his home. He was the former husband of Roberta (Trumbar) Houck.
He was a construction worker for Tree Line Homes, Nazareth, for six years, and previously had owned and operated Houck Construction, Kunkletown, for eight years.
Born in East Stroudsburg, he was a son of the late Charles F. and Dorothy F. (Green) Houck.
He was of the Protestant faith.
Surviving in addition to his former wife are a son, David Anthony of Tannersville; a daughter, Diana Cox of Easton; a brother Harry of Stroudsburg; five sisters, Betty Ace of Stroudsburg, Janet Boyer of Pen Argyl, Nancy Millman of Orlando, Fla., Peggy Ehrgood of East Stroudsburg and Bertie Lou Heller of Saylorsburg; and five grandchildren.
The Kresge Funeral Home, Rt. 209, Brodheadsville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Emma Young
Mrs. Emma Young, 84, of Gilbert, died Saturday in her home. She was the widow of Mark Young Sr.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Therisa (Wexler) Heissam.
She was a member of Salem-St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Patriotic Order of the Americans and the Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company, all of Kresgeville, and the West End Ambulance Auxiliary, Effort.
Surviving are four sons, Willard of Laveen, Ariz., Albert of Gilbert, Robert of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Mark Jr., at home; a brother Elmer of Gilbert; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.
The Kresge Funeral Home, Rt. 209, Gilbert, is in charge of the arrangements.

Clarence W. Weaver
Clarence W. "Charlie" Weaver, 70, of Jim Thorpe, died Friday in the Palmerton Hospital. He was the husband of Betty J. (Walck) Weaver. They observed their 16th wedding anniversary in June.
He was a heavy equipment operator for the former New Jersey Zinc Company, Palmerton, before retiring several years ago.
Born in Coaldale, he was a son of Mrs. Ethel (Schultz) Weaver of Mahoning Valley and the late Clarence Weaver.
He was a member of American Legion Post 314 Home Association, Lehighton, and a life member of the Lehigh Fire Company No. 1, Lehighton, the Fairview Hose Company, Jim Thorpe, and the Penn Forest Fire Company.
Surviving in addition to his widow and mother are two sons, Donald of Nesquehoning and David of Coaldale; a daughter Barbara, wife of Ronald DeNardis of Toms River, N.J.; and five grandchildren.
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Brooke G. Shoemaker
Brooke G. Shoemaker, 77, of Allentown, formerly of Cementon, died Saturday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Lentz) Shoemaker. They observed their 51st wedding anniversary in December.
A 1941 graduate of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, he was an elementary school teacher and principal in the Lehighton Area School District for 20 years before retiring in 1979.
Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Lawrence C. and Joyce F. (Gruver) Shoemaker.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Allentown.
Shoemaker was an Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter, Susan G., wife of Nick Dectis of Bethlehem; a son, Rickey K. of Macungie; a sister Shirley, wife of Roy Bybee of Lamont, Miss.; and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Arthur A. Acker Sr.
Mrs. Dolores M. "Susie" Acker, 63, of North Catasauqua, died Saturday in the Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Arthur A. Acker Sr. They observed their 45th wedding anniversary in October.
She was a sewing machine operator for a number of years for the former Fuller Sportswear, Whitehall Township; the former Dorel Sportswear, Northampton; and the former C & F Fabrics, Catasauqua.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Mrs. Lillian (Schaedel) Fritz of Coopersburg and the late Louis Fritz Sr.
The deceased was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Catasauqua.
Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are two sons, Arthur A. Jr. of Breinigsville and Larry T., at home; two brothers, Louis Jr. of Coopersburg and Kenneth of Walnutport; and two granddaughters.

Mrs. Sophie Renga
Mrs. Sophie Renga of 107 S. Pine Tree Road, Hazleton, died Saturday in her home. She was the widow of Michael Renga.
Before retiring, she was the owner and operator of the Victory Pet Shop, East Orange, N.J., and was also employed by Lionel Train Corp., Hillside, N.J.
Born in Wood-Ridge, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Stella Pisacreta, and had lived in the Hazleton area for the past five years, moving there from Howell, N.J.
She was a member of Osborneville Baptist Church, Brick, N.J.
Surviving are a son Salvatore of Cartaret, N.J.; a daughter, Catherine Cook of Albrightsville; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Anthony; and three sisters, Eleanor, Lydia and Theresa.
The Fierro Funeral Home Inc., 26 W. Second St., Hazleton, is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph T. Whitaker
Joseph T. Whitaker of 113 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City, former postmaster for Mahanoy City and Ringtown, died Saturday afternoon in the Pottsville Hospital. He was the husband of Mary (Strause) Whitaker.
Before retiring, he was a postal employee for 41 years.
Born in Mahanoy City, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Burke) Whitaker.
He was a 1936 graduate of the former Mahanoy Township High School and also graduated from the McCann School of Business, Mahanoy City.
Whitaker was a freelance writer and had articles published in national magazines on hunting and fishing.
He was a member of St. Canicus Catholic Church, a 50-year member of the Humane Fire Company, the Traveler's Protective Association and Mahanoy City Schola Club. He also served as a director for the Mahanoy Area Joint Industrial Committee and maintained a membership in the National Association of Post Masters.
The last member of his immediate family, in addition to his widow, he is survived by a son Joseph of Scranton; two daughters, Kathy Daniels of Barnesville and Ashie Park of Glen Allen, Va.

Dolores F. Slivka
Dolores F. Slivka, 52, of 516 W. Spruce St., Mahanoy City, died Saturday afternoon in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Lehighton, she was a 1962 graduate of Lehighton High School and lived most of her life in Lehighton, moving to Mahanoy City in 1987.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Mahanoy City.
Surviving are her stepparents, Harold and Shirley Nothstein of Lehighton; a daughter Melinda, wife of Edward "Ted" Kadel of Gilberton; two brothers, Robert and Curtis Snyder, both of Lehighton; two half-brothers, Harold Nothstein of Lehighton and Gerald Nothstein of Jim Thorpe; two half-sisters, Cheryl Lloyd of Manheim and Sherry Waselos of Jim Thorpe; and nieces and nephews.

Frank P. Brodoski
Frank P. Brodoski, 85, of 812 Seybert St., Hazleton, died Friday in the Hazleton-St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the husband of Mary (Poluka) Brodoski.
He was employed in the Lehigh Valley coal industry before retiring.
Born in Hazleton, he was a son of the late Peter and Mary (Duda) Brodoski.
He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Hazleton.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two sons, Ronald of Walnutport and Florian of Harleigh Terrace; a daughter Patricia, wife of David Adams of Hazleton; five sisters, Helen Serosky and Mary Soika, both of Harleigh Terrace, Adeline Tarapchak and Loretta Lachack, both of Hazleton, and Clara Evancho of Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Elmer J. Moyer Jr.
Elmer J. Moyer Jr., 73, of Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township, formerly of 700 Union St., Allentown, died Friday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Mildred (Fenner) Moyer.
He was a truck driver for the former Matlack Trucking Company, Northampton, for 15 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Elmer J. Sr. and Estella (Ruppert) Moyer.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 29, Allentown. He received the 50-year Veteran Medal in 1995.
Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, Robert W. of New Tripoli and Craig and Donald, both of Allentown; four daughters, Sheryl, wife of Ernest Cressman of East Greenville, Joann, wife of Richard Kressley, and Nancy, both of Slatington, and Brenda Elcock of Ossipee, N.H.; three brothers, William of Allentown and Paul and Wayne, both of Northampton; three sisters, Thelma Luksa of Germansville, Lillian Wolf of Coopersburg and Elaine Fatzinger of Allentown; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


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