|Miles E. Andreas
Miles E. Andreas, 48, of Lorida, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 27, in
Integrated Health Services, Sebring, Fla. He was the husband of Patricia
He worked for Donnely and Myers Groves in Florida.
Born in Lehighton, he was a son of Miles Andreas of Palmerton and Barbara
Ragsdale of Avon Park, Fla. and a stepson of Janice Andreas of Palmerton
and Bill Ragsdale of Avon Park, Fla.
He was a Protestant.
He was a charter member of the Eagles and a member of the Darts.
Survivors: Wife; father; mother; stepfather; stepmother; daughters,
Jennifer Merce and Kattie Beasley, both of Port Charlotte, Fla., Melissa
Mazgajewski of Lake Placid, Fla.; stepson, William Duffell of Lorida, Fla.;
stepdaughter, Martha Duffell of Fort Wayne, Ind.; brothers, Todd of Palmerton,
Kevin Clites in California, Kenneth Clites of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Wilma
Sterling of Sebring,Cindy in Pennsylvania; 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased
by a son, Miles A.
Services: 5 p.m. Sunday, Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Fla.
Call 3-5 p.m. Sunday.
Michael J. Dillon
Michael J. Dillon, 65, of 132 Market St., Tamaqua, died Thursday, Sept.
28, in his home. He was the husband of Catherine R. (Mehalsky) Dillon.
They were married for 35 years.
He was a machine operator in the water department of Tamaqua Borough
until retiring in 1997.
Born in Tamaqua, he was a son of the late Thomas P. and Jeanette M.
He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Tamaqua.
He was a member of East End Fire Company, Tamaqua, and the Schuylkill
Firemen's Relief Association.
Survivors: Wife; sister, Jeanette Zucuskie; nieces and nephews.
Mass: 10 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 8:45-9:30
a.m. Monday, Griffiths & Reeser Funeral Home, Tamaqua.
Maynard L. Lewis Jr.
Maynard L. Lewis Jr., 58, of 402 N. 6th St., Allentown, died Wednesday,
Sept. 27, in his home. He was the husband of Judy (Smith) Lewis.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was a son of the late Maynard and Wilma (Hanskes)
He was a member of the Allentown Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors: Wife; sons, Timothy and Andrew, and a daughter, Tammy, all
of Allentown; brother, Thorbert of Palmerton; sister, Barbara Heckman of
Allentown; six grandchildren.
Memorial services: 3 p.m. Saturday in the church. Arrangements, Falk
Funeral Home, Hellertown.
Marian O. Landis
Marian O. Landis, of Souderton, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Abington
Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Raymond H. Landis.
She was a receptionist for several Souderton area physicians. Previously,
she worked for Josten's Inc., Telford and for the former GNA Aircraft,
Born in Elkins Park, Montgomery County, she was a daughter of the late
Joseph C. Oettel and Marian (Fink) Oettel Schantzenbach.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Telford.
Survivors: Daughters, Janet L. Jones of Hatfield, Nancy L. Miller of
Souderton; brother, Joseph C. of New Bern, N.C.; sister, Ruth F. Weed of
Yardley, Bucks County and a grandchild.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, 130 E. Broad
St., Souderton. Call 9:30-10 a.m. Saturday.
Kathy E. Rindosh
Kathy E. Rindosh, 40, of Coopersburg, died Sunday, Sept. 24, in Lehigh
Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Joseph J. Rindosh.
She was a waitress at the Emmaus Diner.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Robert and Lauretta (Wheeler)
Heil of Bethlehem.
Survivors: Husband; parents; sons, Eric W. Seeley, Brian Seeley, both
of New Berlinville; daughter, Christina L. Seeley of Middleborough, Mass.;
brothers, Robert Jr. of Muncy, Lycoming County, Earl of Bethlehem; sisters,
Linda Neiman of Bethlehem, Debbie McCreary of Morrisville, Pa.; a grandchild.
Services: Private. Arrangements, Connell Funeral Home, Bethlehem.
Joseph M. Dillinger
Joseph M. Dillinger, 70, of 6245 N. Dapple Gray Road, Las Vegas, Nev.,
died Friday, Sept. 23, in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was a truck driver for 30 years before retiring in 1990.
Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Merritt and Dorothy (Williams)
He was a member of the Canyon Ridge Christian Church, Las Vegas.
He was an Army veteran, serving with the 52nd airborne division.
He was a member of the Masons, Royersford, Montgomery County.
Survivors: Son, Thomas J. of Shickshinny, Luzerne County; daughters,
Linda Whiting of North Beach, Md., Jayne Davis of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister,
Charlotte Rehrig of Newark, Del.; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Services: Private. Arrangements, Affordable Cremation and Burial Service,
Las Vegas, Nev.
Contributions: A good deed for mankind in his name.
Jane C. Treskot
Jane C. Treskot, 80, of 225 S. Canal St., Walnutport, died Wednesday,
Sept. 27, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife
of the late Alexander Treskot.
She was a cutter at Paris Accessories, Walnutport, for 30 years before
retiring in 1976.
Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Phillipeck
and Caroline (Tartar) Phillipeck.
She was a member of St. Vladimir Greek Catholic Church, Palmerton.
She was a former assistant Brownie leader for Troop 197, Slatington.
Survivors: Son, Robert A. of Walnutport; daughter, Carolyn J. Kutta
of Slatington; brother, Wally of Bethlehem; sister, Josephine Koehler of
Nazareth; four grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 8-9:30 a.m. Monday, Harding-Fox
Funeral Home, 25-27 N. 2nd St., Slatington.
Contributions: Jenny's Personal Care Home, Inc., Slatington.
Helen L. Cortellini
Helen L. Cortellini, 88, of Bethlehem, formerly of Elizabeth Avenue,
Bethlehem, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, in her home. She was the wife of the
late Dr. Mario J. Cortellini.
She was a 1932 graduate of Williamsport School of Nursing, Williamsport,
Born in Waterville, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late
Patrick and Beulah (Clark) Cassidy.
She was a member of Saucon Valley Country Club and the St. Luke's Hospital
Auxiliary, Fountain Hill.
Survivors: Daughter, Helen C. Kapsalis, with whom she resided; three
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son,
Services: Private. No calling hours. Arrangements, John F. Herron Funeral
Contributions: Visiting Nurse Association of Eastern Pa. Inc., Bethlehem.
Hedwig H. Nonnemacher
Hedwig H. Blackton Nonnemacher, 93, of 1562 Linwood St., Bethlehem,
formerly of Fountain Hill, died, Thursday, Sept. 28, in St. Luke's Hospital,
Fountain Hill. She was the wife of Clarence E. Nonnemacher for 62 years
in June and the late Joseph Blackton.
She worked in many silk mills in Fountain Hill.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Oskar H. and Anna
T. (Reimert) Rockstroh.
She was a member of St. Ursula's Catholic Church, Fountain Hill.
She was also a former member of the Beethoven Damenchor, Bethlehem.
Survivors: Husband; son, Joseph Blackton Sr. of Nokesville, Va.; daughters,
Patricia Kaminski and Katherine Stellato, both of Bethlehem; brother, Frank
of Allentown; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services: 9:20 a.m. Saturday, Downing Funeral Home, 1002 W. Broad St.,
Bethlehem. Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 7-8:30 p.m. today
in the funeral home.
Harold Webb, 86, of Carson City, Nev., died Thursday, Sept. 28, in
Carson Health Care. He was the husband of Verna Webb. They were married
He was an assembler for the Caloric Corp., Topton, for 40 years before
Born in Long Swamp, he was a son of the late Fred and Mary (Fox) Webb.
He was a Lutheran.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Lions, Topton, the Kutztown Fire Company, the
Berks County Firemans Association and a member of the Veterans of Foreign
Survivors: Wife; daughters, Karen Ferreira, Lora Spiker, both of Carson
City, Nev.; brothers, Charles of Egypt, Robert of Kutztown; sister, Betty
Snyder of Birdsboro, Berks County; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Memorial services: 2 p.m. Monday, Walton's Chapel of the Valley, Carson
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton.
Gilbert W. Johnson
Gilbert W. Johnson, 73, of Bakersfield, Calif., died Friday, Sept.
22, in Bakersfield, Calif. He was the husband of Regina A. Johnson.
He was a foreman in the ingot mold foundry at the Bethlehem Steel Corp.
before retiring in 1983.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Rev. Edward and Lelia (Childs)
He was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Bakersfield,
Survivors: Wife; son, Gilbert A. and daughter, Denise, both of Bakersfield,
Calif.; brother, Donald of Atlantic City, N.J.; a grandchild; nieces and
Services: Were held Tuesday. Arrangements, Jesse Johnson Funeral Home,
Ernest M. Landis
Ernest M. Landis, 82, of Souderton, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Grand
View Hospital, West Rockhill Township. He was the husband of Marion (Trauger)
Landis. They were married 59 years.
He was a salesman for T.D. Keyser Auto Sales, Lansdale, for more than
20 years before retiring.
Born in Telford, he was a son of the late Samuel D. and Pearl T. (Miller)
He was a member of Rockhill Mennonite Church, Telford.
Survivors: Wife; sons, Larry D. of Zionsville, Ind., David L. of Indianapolis,
Ind., John P. of Telford; daughter, Sara J. Brown of Kasilof, Alaska; sister,
Edna Clemmer of Souderton; eight grandchildren.
Services: 7:15 p.m. Sunday in the church. Call 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday in
the church. Arrangements, Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton.
Earl W. Snyder
Earl W. Snyder, 93, of 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, formerly of 4515
Little Gap Road, Kunkletown, died Thursday, Sept. 28, in Gnaden Huetten
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton. He was the husband of the
late Mary (Kresge) Snyder.
He was employed by the former New Jersey Zinc Co., Palmerton, for 45
years before retiring in 1978.
Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late George and Mary (Buck)
He was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Trachsville.
Survivors: Two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased
by a daughter, Elizabeth G.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Monday in the
church. Arrangements, T.K. Thomas Funeral Home, Palmerton.
Crucita Cordero, 67, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, in St.
Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of Francisco Cordero.
Born in Aquadilla, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Candido
Goncalec and Regalada Seliciano.
She was a Catholic.
Survivors: Husband; sons, Angel L. of Bethlehem, Hector T. of New York
City, Francisco Jr. of Allentown; daughters, Lucy Caban in Puerto Rico,
Carmen L. and Norma I., both of Bethlehem, Rosa of Boston, Mass., Miriam
of Allentown; sisters, Gloria Rivera, Eliana Seda and Hilta Herera, all
of New York City, Elizabeth of the Bronx; 31 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by sons, Luis and William, and a daughter, Migdelia.
Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday, Holy Infancy Catholic Church, Bethlehem. Call
1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, Jesse Johnson Funeral Home, 426 Hanover Ave.,
Christopher Blake, of Virginville, formerly of Bellmore, N.Y., died
Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Schnecksville.
He was a self-employed artist for the past 36 years. He was a graduate
of the Cooper Union Art College, New York City.
Born in Bellmore, Long Island, N.Y., he was a son of Grace T. (Mandracchia)
Blake of Bellmore, N.Y. and the late Charles A. Blake.
He was a Catholic.
Survivors: Mother; brothers, Charles V. of Oak Beach, N.Y., Robert
A. of Coopersburg; companion, Michelle Peterson, with whom he resided.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Clair S. Bartholomew & Son Funeral
Home, 302 S. Bedford Ave., Bellmore, Long Island, N.Y. Call 2-5 p.m. and
7-9:30 p.m. Friday. Local arrangements, Heintzelman Funeral Home, Schnecksville.
Local services for Harold Webb, 86, of Carson City, Nev., who died
Thursday, Sept. 28, in Carson Health Care, Carson City, will be held at
10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton.
Shane M. Stemmerman
Shane M. Stemmerman, 21, of Easton, died Friday, Sept. 29, as a result
of an automobile accident in Exeter, N.H.
He was a food server for Hunterdon Developmental Center, Clinton, N.J.,
for the past two years.
He was a 1998 graduate of Easton High School.
Born in Oxford, England, he was a son of Michael Stemmerman and Stephanie
Moreton, both of Easton.
Survivors: Parents; brother, Raymond I. Baxter of Wallingford, England;
paternal grandparents, Walter and Charlotte Kovacs of Riegelsville.
Mass: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Riegelsville.
Call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, 327 Easton Road,
Robert D. Feathers
Robert D. "Bunky" Feathers, 67, of 316 Rolling Mill Ave., Tamaqua,
died Friday, Sept. 29, in his home. He was the husband of Eleanore H. (Kott)
Feathers. They were married 41 years.
He was employed by Coca-Cola Bottling, Hamburg, from 1978 until retiring
in 1995. Previously, he was employed by Ametek Plastics, Nesquehoning,
1977-1978, ICI Explosives, Tamaqua R.3, 1976-1977, New Jersey Zinc, Palmerton,
1976, and the former Trojan Powder Co., Allentown, 1956-1976.
He was a graduate of the Williamsport Trade School.
Born in Tamaqua, he was a son of the late Wilson T. and Eleanore M.
He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of Lone Pine Sporting Club, New Philadelphia, Schuylkill
County, Andreas Rod & Gun Club, and American Hose Fire Company, Tamaqua.
He was a Mason.
Survivors: Wife; brothers, James R. of Tamaqua, William of Bear, Del.;
sister, June Camerini of Tamaqua.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Griffiths & Reeser Funeral Home, 655
E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Call 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Richard R. Schantz
Richard R. "Harry" Schantz, 78, of 1547 Siegfried St., Bethlehem, died
Thursday, Sept. 28, in Valley Manor Nursing Center, Coopersburg.
He was a welder and pipe fitter at Air Products & Chemicals Inc.,
Allentown for 33 years before retiring in 1985.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Albert R. and Mabel (Greis)
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors: Sons, Craig R. of Flemington, N.J., Glenn R. of Allentown;
daughters, Sandra E. Pettis of Saylorsburg, Janice A. Wright of Allentown;
brother, George of Allentown; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St.,
Allentown. Call noon to 1 p.m. Monday.
Contributions: American Heart Association.
Rev. William C. Berkemeyer
Rev. William C. Berkemeyer, 92, of Luther Crest Retirement Community,
South Whitehall Township, formerly of Lansdowne and Drexel Hill, both in
Delaware County, and Bethlehem, died Friday, Sept. 29, in Lehigh Valley
Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Mary F. (Hausman) Berkemeyer.
They were married 64 years last October.
From 1961 until retiring in 1973 he was the pastor of Grace Lutheran
Church, Drexel Hill. After retiring he was a consultant to the Synod for
the Division of Missions in North America. From 1936 until 1961 he was
the pastor at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. Previously, he was
a supply pastor for various congregations of the Allentown Conference.
He was a part-time instructor at the Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem,
from 1949-1950, at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, in 1948,
and at Muhlenberg College from 1946-47. He was a fellow and instructor
in Greek from 1932 until 1934 at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia.
He authored various articles for religious publications, provided studies
for an adult education series and published an interpretation of the life
and ministry of Jesus.
He was a 1929 graduate of Muhlenberg College, a 1932 graduate of the
Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, and received graduate degrees
in 1933 and 1934. He was ordained in Lancaster in 1932. In 1953 he was
granted an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Muhlenberg College.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles F. and Emma P.
He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
He served on the staff of the Ministerium's Music Camp at Shawnee,
Monroe County, sang on the Bach Choir, Bethlehem, on the Philadelphia Chamber
Chorus and with the Synod's Continuing Chamber Choir.
He was involved in the organizational life of the Synod, was a member
of the board of trustees of Muhlenberg College, of the board of trustees
of the Mary J. Drexel Home, and was a member and past president of the
board of trustees of the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia..
He was a member of the board of higher education of the United Lutheran
Church in America. He was the Synod's delegate to every convention of the
church from 1946 to 1970, was dean of the Bethlehem District from 1959
to 1961, dean of the Delaware District from 1965 to 1971, and served on
many Synod committees, serving on occasion as the Synod parliamentarian.
Memorial services: Will be announced. Arrangements, Falk Funeral Home,
Contributions: To the charity of one's choice.
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