Northwestern Press

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Herbert A. Jacobs III

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

affiliated with Faith Wesleyan Church

Herbert A. Jacobs III, 62, of Orefield, died Dec. 8, 2017, at home.

The husband of Kimberly C. (Smith) Jacobs, he was the son of the late Herbert and Geraldine (Hein) Jacobs II.

He was affiliated with Faith Wesleyan Church, Schnecksville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Herbert; stepsons Garrett and fiancée, Ashley, and Ryan; daughters Tracey, Jessica and Willow; and several grandchildren.

His service will be 10 a.m. Dec. 14 in the church, 3356 Route 309, Schnecksville.

Light show in December

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

LOWHILL TWP

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will be having its annual Lowhill Lights of Wonder to benefit two families 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 17, 20-23 and 26-30. There will be a Christmas carol sing-along at 5:45 p.m.

Donations will be presented to the Robert Kline and Brett Snyder families. Kline has cancer. Snyder has ALS. The families will be given the donations 10 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2018.

For information, call 610-360-4281.

Izola Thomas

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

certified nursing assistant

Izola Thomas, 69, of Allentown, formerly of New Orleans, La., died Dec. 1, 2017.

She was the widow of Melvin Thomas Sr.

Born in New Orleans, she was a daughter of the late Freddie and Estelle Green.

A certified nursing assistant in New Orleans, she retired after 20 years of service.

In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, along with several members of her family, she relocated to Allentown.

She was a devoted wife and mother and loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

MaryJane C. Hittner

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Neffs Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary

MaryJane C. Hittner, 84, of Palmerton, Forest Inn, died peacefully Dec 6, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Luther C. Hittner who died in 2006.

Born in Egypt, Whitehall Township, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Edna (DeLong) Bernhard.

A bookkeeper for Capital Bakers, she later was a waitress for the former Wotrings Reception Hall, Schnecksville.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Towamensing, Palmerton.

Rose Marie Neikam

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Faith Church

Rose Marie Neikam, 82, formerly of Allentown, died Dec. 9, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township.

She was the wife of the late Calvin E. Neikam Jr.

Born in Trumbauersville, she was a daughter of the late Charles Ziara and Cecilia (Grzegorzewicz) Lest.

A graduate of Quakertown High School, she was a secretary at Mack Trucks for many years before retiring in 1984.

She was a member of Faith Church, Trexlertown, where she was a member of Seniors in Action.

Alfred L. Reimschissel

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland music educator

Alfred L. Reimschissel, 91, from South Whitehall, died Dec. 10, 2017, in the care of Lehigh Valley Hospital and Hospice.

The beloved husband of Evelyn A. Flemish Reimschissel for 63 years of marriage, they shared many interesting activities.

They were parents to Carol E. Reimschissel Mackes and James Frank Reimschissel.

He and his brother Ferdinand (Fred) G. Reimschissel were the sons of Gertrude A. Dreisbach Reimschissel, a nanny and active church member, and Frank Bernard Reimschissel, a steam fitter with the coal industry at the Drifton Shops.