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Ruth M. Smoyer

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ontelaunee Auto Club

Ruth M. Smoyer, 80, of New Tripoli, died Oct. 3, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Reuben E. Smoyer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last Nov. 22.

Born March 6, 1932, in Heidelberg Township, she was the daughter of the late Fred N. and Florence (Bittner) Sell.

A member of the Lutheran congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township, she was a member of the Altar Guild, embroidering baptism cloths for many years.

Kenesth Israel

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Walkers needed Oct. 14

Congregation Keneseth Israel Social Action Committee is looking for walkers to join Rabbi Seth's Keneseth Israel Cares Team at 1 p.m. Oct. 14 for the Allentown Crop Walk at Saint Timothy's Lutheran Church, corner Ott and Walnut streets, Allentown.

There will be two walks, a one mile and six mile.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with the walks starting at 1:30 p.m.

To register online go to

Irene M. Laub

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

grandmother of three

Irene M. Laub, 78, of Allentown, died Oct. 9, 2012, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She and her husband Dale W. Laub were married 59 years this past July.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa Brezan.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Orefield.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son David A. and his wife, Janal, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; daughter Karen P., wife of David Rothrock, of Walnutport; brother Joseph Brezan of High Point., N.C.; grandchildren Amanda, Sarah and Cody; nieces and nephews.

Anna E. Cressman

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

sewing machine operator

Anna E. Cressman, 94, of Paris, Texas, formerly of Slatington, died Oct. 4, 2012, in the Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Paris, Texas.

She was the wife of the late Harvey C. Cressman Sr.

Born March 31, 1918, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Amelia (Schreirer) Stoudt.

She was a sewing machine operator at the former Ironton Fashions for many years before retiring.

She was a member of the Church of God, A Worldwide Association, Paris, Texas.