|Yolanda Schissler Sanchez
Yolanda Schissler Sanchez, 34, of Orlando, Fla., died Monday, April
2, in Orlando. She was the wife of Miguel Sanchez. They were married for
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
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
Born in Alpha, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Dudek)
She was a member of Alpha Senior Center and Alpha Volunteer Fire Company
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Contributions: To the church.
Fredrick A. Koehler, Sr.
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,
Emma E. Hoyle
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
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, 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,
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
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
Contributions: Visiting Nurse Association Hospice, Easton, or the church.
Emmett K. Perryman Jr.
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
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
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
He was a member of the Friends of the Library and Audubon Club, Crystal
Survivor: Wife. He was predeceased by a son, Robert, and a daughter,
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
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
Born in Bowmanstown, she was a daughter of the late David and Fietta
She was a member of Faith Alive Methodist Church, Bowmanstown.
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, T. K. Thomas Funeral Home, 145 Delaware Ave.,
Palmerton. Call 1-2 p.m. Monday.
Eleanor B. Murphy
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
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
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
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
Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late William and Martha
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
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, 90, of 346 Sixth St., Fullerton, died Thursday, April
5, in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. She was the wife of the late Gustave
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John and Theresa
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
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
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,
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
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)
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
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, 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
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Krill)
She was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Allentown.
Survivors: Brothers, Walter of Jim Thorpe, Nicholas Markowitz of Bethlehem;
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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