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Yolanda Schissler Sanchez 
04/07/01
Yolanda Schissler Sanchez, 34, of Orlando, Fla., died Monday, April 2, in Orlando. She was the wife of Miguel Sanchez. They were married for 12 years. 
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Shirley Gonzalez of Allentown and Armando Rivera. 
Survivors: Husband; sons, Jamare Schissler and Jose Sanchez, both of Orlando; brothers, John Schissler in Puerto Rico, Raymond and Pedro Medina, both of Allentown; sisters, Donna Torres and Luz Medina, both of Allentown, Carol Guzman in Puerto Rico, Evelyn Velazquez of Bethlehem. 
Services: Were held, Jesse Johnson Funeral Home, Allentown.

Rose M. Barnowski 
04/07/01
Rose M. Barnowski, 82, of 129 Wayne St., Alpha, N.J., died Thursday, April 5, in Warren Hospital. She was the wife of Thomas G. Barnowski Sr., who died in 1993. 
She was a floorlady in an Army uniform company in New York during World War II. 
Born in Alpha, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Dudek) Minorics. 
She was a member of Alpha Senior Center and Alpha Volunteer Fire Company auxiliary. 
Survivors: Son, Tom Jr. of Wind Gap; daughters, Dorothy Grebelsky of Glendale, Calif., Karen Lee of Phillipsburg; brothers, Gabor of Pohatcong Township, Joseph of Phillipsburg; sisters, Christina Beck of Easton, Anna Knecht of Phillipsburg; seven grandchildren, a great-grandson. 
Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Finegan Funeral Home, Second Avenue and Warren Street, Alpha. Call 7-9 p.m. Monday. 
Contributions: American Cancer Society, Oxford, N.J. 

Marian A. Simitz 
04/07/01
Marian Antoinette Simitz, 85, of Allentown, died Friday, April 6, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown Campus. She was the wife of the late Frank Simitz Sr. 
She and her husband were co-owners of the former New Orleans Lounge, Allentown, for 20 years before closing it in 1974. 
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank B. and Julia (Emmett) Palladino. 
She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Allentown. 
Survivors: Son, Frank J. Jr., with whom she resided; sisters, Angeline Smith in Florida, Rita Pudleiner of Whitehall Township; nieces, nephews. 
Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front St., Allentown. Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. 

Lloyd Y. Moyer 
04/07/01
Lloyd Y. Moyer, 79, of Rockhill Mennonite Community, Sellersville, formerly of Killington and Plymouth, Vt., died Friday, April 6, in the Community. He was the husband of Alice (Meyers) Moyer. They were married for 57 years. 
He was a well driller for 45 years before retiring in 1985. 
Born in Blooming Glen, Bucks County, he was a son of the late Howard H. and Mayme D. (Yoder) Moyer. 
He was a member of Bethany Mennonite Church, Bridgewater, Vt. 
He was a former school director of Sherburne Elementary School and Woodstock Central High School, both in Vermont. 
Survivors: Wife; sons, Daniel L. and Stephen C., both of Plymouth, Bradley D. of San Diego, Calif.; daughters, Judith E. of Kankakee, Ill., Jennifer S. of Telford; five grandchildren. 
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Call 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Rockhill Mennonite Community and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Arrangements, Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton. 

John M. Strauss 
04/07/01
John M. Strauss, 83, of Lansford, died Friday, April 6, in the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Catherine (Billek) Strauss, who died last year. 
He and his wife owned and operated the former Strauss Restaurant and Tavern, Lansford. 
Born in Lansford, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna Strauss. 
He was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Lansford. 
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving with the 489th Bomber Group in Halesworth, England. He was a charter member of the Lansford AmVets. 
Survivors: Sons, William of Ligonier, Westmoreland County, David of Dallas, Ga.; daughter, Nancy Boos of Windmere, Fla.; sisters, Sophie Green of Palmerton, Elizabeth Wasilousky of Emmaus. 
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Skrabak-Parambo Funeral Home, 210 E. Bertsch St., Lansford; continuing services 10:30 a.m. in the church. Call 6-8 p.m. Sunday. 
Contributions: To the church. 

Fredrick A. Koehler, Sr. 
04/07/01
Fredrick A. Koehler, Sr., 52, of Allentown, died Thursday, April 5, in Sacred Heart Hospital. 
He was a laborer at Tyler Pipe, Macungie, for 22 years. Previously, he was employed at Celebrity Cleaning, Allentown for 13 years. 
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Clayton and Anna Koehler. 
Survivors: Sons, Fredrick A. Jr of Macungie, Robert J. of Allentown; daughters, Tina M of Emmaus, Jessica of Lancaster; four grandchildren. 
Services: There are no services. Arrangements, Stephens Funeral Home, Allentown. 

Emma E. Hoyle 
04/07/01
Emma E. Hoyle, 75, of Effort, Monroe County, died Thursday, April 5, in Palmerton Hospital. She was the wife of Fredrick H. Hoyle. They were married for 55 years in February. 
Born in Orange, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Emma (Schlachter) Kierstead. 
Survivors: Husband; sons, David of Oak Ridge, N.J., Brian of Summit Hill; daughter, Susan Klinger of Brodheadsville; brother, Frank of Dallas, Ga.; three grandchildren. 
Services: None planned. Arrangements, Kresge Funeral Home, Brodheadsville. 

Eugene Ricci 
04/07/01
Eugene Ricci, 90, of Palmer Township, died Thursday, April 5, in his home. He was the husband of Mary J. (Maragulia) Ricci, who died last year. 
He owned and operated the former Youell's Oyster House, Easton, for 32 years until 1984. He was also chief assessor for the county of Northampton, 1974-81. 
Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Alexander and Rosina Ricci. 
He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Easton. 
He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Rice Ebner American Legion Post 588, Easton. 
He was a member of Elks Lodge 121 and Knights of Columbus, both of Easton. 
Survivors: Brothers, Anthony of Palmer Township, John in the Poconos, Arthur of Reading, Alex of Huntingdon Valley, Montgomery County; sister, Claudia Baumgarter of Philadelphia. 
Services: 9 a.m. Tuesday, Strunk Funeral Home, 2101 Northampton St., Wilson. Mass, 9:30 a.m. in the church. Call 8-9 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. 
Contributions: Visiting Nurse Association Hospice, Easton, or the church. 

Emmett K. Perryman Jr. 
04/07/01
Emmett K. Perryman Jr., 79, of Crystal River, Fla., formerly of Bethlehem, died Thursday, April 5, in Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River. He was the husband of June (Fowler) Perryman. 
He was an administrative manager in the sales department of Bethlehem Steel Corp. before retiring in 1979. He attended Emory University in Georgia and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944. 
Born in Starke, Fla., he was a son of the late Judge Emmett K. and Lois Perryman. 
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Crystal River, where he served as an elder. 
He was a naval officer during World War II, serving on the destroyer Twining (DD540) in the South Pacific, and went ashore in the Tokyo Bay area as part of the initial occupation of Japan at the end of World War II. 
He was president of the Bethlehem Jaycees, former president of the Rosemont Parent Teacher Association and a board member of Allentown Hospital. He was a member of Beaver Run Hunting and Fishing Club and Saucon Valley Country Club. 
He was a member of the Friends of the Library and Audubon Club, Crystal River. 
Survivor: Wife. He was predeceased by a son, Robert, and a daughter, Janet. 
Memorial services: 2 p.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church, Crystal River. No calling hours. Arrangements, Hooper Funeral Home, Crystal River. 
Contributions: To the church building fund or Friends of the Library, both in Crystal River.

Emma A. Hahn 
04/07/01
Emma A. Hahn, 91, of Allentown, formerly of 502 White St., Bowmanstown, died Friday, April 6, in the Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Raymond Hahn. 
She was employed by Atlas Powder Co., Tamaqua, for 15 years, retiring in 1955. 
Born in Bowmanstown, she was a daughter of the late David and Fietta (Hoffman) Meinhart. 
She was a member of Faith Alive Methodist Church, Bowmanstown. 
Survivors: Nieces. 
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, T. K. Thomas Funeral Home, 145 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. Call 1-2 p.m. Monday.

Eleanor B. Murphy 
04/07/01
Eleanor B. Murphy, 67, of Pen Argyl, died Friday, April 6, in Easton Hospital. She was the wife of W. Thomas Murphy. They were married for 47 years in December. 
She was a sewing machine operator for various blouse mills in the Slate Belt area before retiring. 
Born in Belvidere, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Stewart and Dena (Montessi) Cressman. 
She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pen Argyl. 
Survivors: Husband; sons, Bradford W. of Scranton, Bruce W. of Pen Argyl; daughter, Cheryl L. Guerro of Pen Argyl; two grandsons. 
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 126 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl. Call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. 
Contributions: To the church or to the SPCA, Easton. 

Dorothy E. Stanton 
04/07/01
Dorothy E. Stanton, 80, of Easton, died Friday, April 6, in SCCI Hospital, Easton. She was the wife of William D. Stanton, who died in 1997. 
She was a nurse's aide at Lehigh Valley--Muhlenberg, Bethlehem, before retiring. 
Born in Thornhurst, Lackawanna County, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Lester) Stout. 
She was a member of the Moose Lodge Auxiliary, Slatington. 
Survivors: Sons, Delbert L., at home, William L. of Nashville, Tenn., Franklin T. of Milaca, Minn.; daughters, Elizabeth R. Schaffer of Hellertown, Elaine N. Hersh of Tioga, Pa., Annamae Smith of Palmer Township, Marcelle L. Hansen in New York, Vivian L., at home; sister, Esther Horvath of Palmer Township; 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Charles. 
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Strunk Funeral Home, 602 W. Berwick St., Easton. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Monday.

Carol J. DeLong 
04/07/01
Carol J. DeLong, 75, of 411 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, formerly of 1050 Seventh St., Catasauqua, died Friday, April 6, in Palmerton Hospital. She was the wife of the late W.L. DeLong. 
A 1947 graduate of West Chester University, she was a health and physical education teacher at Catasauqua High School for five years, retiring in 1954. While there, she coached the 1951 Lehigh Valley girls' championship basketball team. 
Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late William and Martha (Heintzelman) Andreas. 
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, and played the cornet in its Musician's group. 
She played the cornet in Ben Salem, Parryville and Palmerton Bands for more than 50 years. 
Survivors: Son, Ted of Wilmington, Del.; daughters, Jill of Palmerton, Patti of Walnutport; two grandchildren. 
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, T.K. Thomas Funeral Home, 145 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. Call 10-11 a.m. Monday. 
Contributions: Palmerton Hospital Adult Day Care. 

Berdene A. Kistler 
04/07/01
Berdene A. Kistler, 86, formerly of New Tripoli, died Thursday, April 5, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late William G. Kistler. 
She was the co-owner of the Kistler Hatchery & Breeding Farms, New Tripoli, 1937-68. Previously, she co-owned the Kistler Academy of Music, Reading and New Tripoli, 1933-37. An accomplished pianist, she also performed with her own orchestral quartet in the New Tripoli area and taught piano for many years. She was a graduate of Sherwood Academy of Music, Philadelphia. 
Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Thomas C. and Gertrude L. (Scheffler) Strohl. 
She was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli. 
Survivors: Daughter, Yvonne M. Miller of Whitehall; sister, Melba Nace in Florida; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a niece. 
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Keller Funeral Home, 6776 Madison St., New Tripoli. Call 10-11 a.m. Monday. 
Contributions: American Heart Association, Bethlehem. 

Anna Reichl 
04/07/01
Anna Reichl, 90, of 346 Sixth St., Fullerton, died Thursday, April 5, in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. She was the wife of the late Gustave Reichl. 
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John and Theresa Hammer. 
She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Whitehall Township, and its Golden Agers. 
Survivors: Son, Gustave C. of Whitehall; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. 
Services: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Reichl Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Mass, 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 9:15-10:15 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. 
Contributions: To the church.

Anna M. Blood 
04/07/01
Anna M. Blood, 94, of Cedarbrook--Fountain Hill Annex, died Wednesday, April 4, in Lehigh Valley Hospital--Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Blood Sr. 
Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Lillian (Frock) Grow. 
She was a member of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem. 
Survivors: Sons, Charles E. Jr. of Bethlehem, Harrie L. of Brodheadsville; daughters, Joyce M. Eckert and Mary Ann Weaver, both of Bethlehem; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Dolores. 
Mass: 11 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Downing Funeral Home, 835 Broadway, Fountain Hill. 
Contributions: To the church. 

William C. Ueberroth 
04/08/01
William C. Ueberroth, 88, of Bethlehem, died Saturday, April 7, in his home. He was the husband of Evelyn S. (Deschler) Strohl Ueberroth for nine years last April and the late La Verne F. (Long) Ueberroth. 
He was a foreman in shipping at the Saucon Plant of Bethlehem Steel Corp. for many years before retiring in 1975. He was a graduate of Moravian College, receiving a degree in history. 
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Webster and Florence (Keller) Ueberroth. 
He was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. 
He was a member of the Young Men's Christian Association swim team in Bethlehem, competing in the Senior Olympics and earning many medals. He was a volunteer for more than 25 years with the American Red Cross Safety Service Program. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and the Men of Retirement Age Club, Bethlehem. 
Survivors: Wife; son, Robert W. of Midlothian, Texas; daughter, Sarah J. Hall of Walnutport; stepson, Jerry R. Strohl of Bethlehem Township; stepdaughter, Carol S. Fehr of North Andover, Mass.; three grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, a stepgreat-granddaughter. 
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Arrangements, John F. Herron Funeral Home, Bethlehem. 
Contributions: Boy Scouts of America, Minsi Trail Council, Allentown, or American Red Cross, Lehigh Valley Chapter, or memorial fund of the church, both of Bethlehem.

Wayne W. Benware 
04/08/01
Wayne W. Benware, 57, of Allentown, died Saturday, April 7, in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of Louise G. (Landis) Benware. They were married for 36 years in January. 
He was a terminal manager for Pipeline Petroleum, formerly known as Atlantic and ASCO, Macungie, and employed there for 30 years. 
Born in Tupper Lake, N.Y., he was a son of William and Marion (Norman) Benware of Whitehall Township. 
He was a Catholic. 
He was an Army veteran. 
Survivors: Wife; parents; sons, Dwayne W. and Michael W., both of Allentown; daughters, Tracy A. Pickett of Salisbury Township, Tara C. Bogert and Torie L., both of Allentown; brothers, Robert, Stephen, Richard; sisters, Donna Brandon, Marsha Harding, Sharon; 13 grandchildren. 
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Call 9-10 a.m. Wednesday. 

Mary Ertl 
04/08/01
Mary Ertl, 88, of Devon House, Salisbury Township, formerly of Sumner Avenue, Whitehall Township, died Saturday, April 7, in Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Michael R. Ertl. 
She worked for the former Western Electric, Allentown, for many years before retiring. 
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Krill) Markowitch. 
She was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown. 
Survivors: Brothers, Walter of Jim Thorpe, Nicholas Markowitz of Bethlehem; nieces, nephews. 
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front St., Allentown. Continued services, 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

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