Northwestern Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Edna M. Rehrig

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jerusalem (Red) Church

Edna M. Rehrig, 86, of Lynnport, Lynn Township, died June 22, 2017, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit of the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was predeceased by her husband Martin A. Rehrig Jr. in 1987.

Born in Kunkletown, she was a daughter of the late Gorman R. and Regina M. (Eschbach) Billig Sr.

She was last employed as a custodian at Northwestern Elementary School, from 1980 until retiring in 1995.

Previously, she was employed at the former Wenton Shoe Co., Kutztown, from 1957 to 1980.

Marie E. Kemmerer

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ontelaunee Antique Auto Club

Marie E. Kemmerer, 92, of Hellertown, formerly of Whitehall, died June 22, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill.

She was the wife of the late Franklin J. Kemmerer.

Born July 24, 1924, in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Layton T. and Flossie E. (Nagle) Faust.

She was an examiner and trimmer at the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt and Northampton, for 28 years before retiring in 1984.

A member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, she formerly volunteered her time there with the ladies auxiliary.

Dennis R. Bray

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

Dennis R. “Den” Bray, 67, of Andreas, died June 23, 2017, after being involved in an automobile accident.

He was the son of Claire L. (Wieder) Bray of Blandon and the late Richard E. Bray.

A 1968 graduate of Dieruff High School, he was an electrician by trade.

He was employed by Mack Trucks for 30 years before retiring.

He was a lifetime member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.

A dog lover, he enjoyed the outdoors and will be remembered by his family and friends for his amazing sense of humor and his kind heart.

Marjorie E. Wirth

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

NWL English teacher

Marjorie E. Wirth, 69, of Germansville, died June 22, 2017, in her home.

She was the wife of the late Richard D. Wirth.

Born Aug. 15, 1947, in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Paul K. and Claire Eileen (Stow) McClelland.

An English teacher at Northwestern Lehigh High School for 20 years before retiring in 2008, she was a member of the National Honor Society.

Her survivors include son Gregory C. and his wife, Megan, of New Tripoli; sisters Bonnie Weiskittel of Cinnaminson, N.J., Brenda Messera of Matthews, N.C.; and grandchildren Connor and Riley.

Jeanette J. Maehrer

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

cashier at Kmart

Jeanette J. Maehrer, 79, of Slatington, died June 21, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Miners Campus, Coaldale.

She and her husband James. A. Maehrer were married 58 years last Aug. 16.

Born March 4, 1938, in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late LeRoy and Marjorie (Druckenmiller) Leibenguth.

A clerk and cashier at Kmart, Walnutport, for 17 years, she retired in 1995.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Slatington Moose, and Allen O. Delke American Legion Post 16, Ladies Auxiliary, all in Slatington.

Ellen L. Natale

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Trexler Middle School

Ellen L. Natale, 58, of Allentown, died June 19, 2017, at home.

She was the wife of Anthony Natale.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Leah (Bittner) Kuhns of Allentown and the late Burton Kuhns.

She was extremely devoted to her students and passionate about her work as a paraprofessional in the emotional support program at Trexler Middle School, Allentown, for 17 years, always showing a great deal of patience when working with them.

Stanley M. Wieand

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC, Neffs

Stanley M. “Sno Shoes” Wieand, 85, of Allentown, died on June 18, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, in his home.

He and his wife Jean S. (Stump) Wieand were married 65 years last Nov. 3.

Born Oct. 23, 1931, in Stiles, Whitehall Township, he was the son of the late Martin C. and Ella H. (DeLong) Wieand.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era and later in the U.S. Army during a peacetime era.

Vernon C. Fenstermaker

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ziegels UCC

Vernon C. Fenstermaker, 97, formerly of Allentown, died June 24, 2017, in Coopersburg.

He was the widower of Clara M. (Herber) Fenstermaker.

Born in Weisenberg Township, he was a son of the late Charles and Verdie (Kressley) Fenstermaker.

He was vice president of sales for the former Lehigh Valley Dairy before retiring after 57 years.

Past officer of the Lehigh Valley Grocers’ Association and the Food Industry Association, he was a past member of the Philadelphia Food Trades Association and the Manufacturers’ Representatives of Philadelphia.

Raymond J. Kiser

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC, Neffs

Raymond J. Kiser, 73, of Breinigsville, formerly of Orefield, died June 22, 2017, Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township.

He was the husband of the late Judith D. (Steigerwalt) Kiser.

Born Feb. 14, 1944, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Ralph W. and Bertha M. (Young) Kiser.

A forklift operator at Americold, Fogelsville, for 30 years, he retired in 2010.

He was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.