Northwestern Press

Sunday, May 20, 2018

James A. Maehrer

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

cable splicer

James A. Maehrer, 84, of Slatington, died April 29, 2018, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Jeanette J. (Leibenguth) Maehrer.

Born Aug. 27, 1933, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late August Maehrer and Margaret Jones.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era earning the rank of corporal.

He was a cable splicer with Verizon in Allentown for 42 years before retiring in 1998.

Zachary J. Houlik

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

2013 Parkland High School graduate

Zachary J. Houlik, 22, formerly of Breinigsville, died suddenly May 4, 2018, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Franklin County, Va.

He is the son of Wendy J. (Hoppes) Houlik with Joseph Szakal of Whitehall, and James M. and Jean (Yingling) Houlik of Mechanicsburg.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, he was a 2013 graduate of Parkland High School.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Lees-McRae College in 2016 and his Master’s degree from Appalachian State University in 2017.

Martha J. Grim

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

parts coordinator at Eckroth

Martha J. Grim, 73, of New Tripoli, died May 7, 2018, in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia.

She and her husband Glen N. Grim were married 48 years on April 4.

Born Dec. 25, 1944, in Breinigsville, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Goldie F. (Schmoyer) Moyer.

She was a parts coordinator at Eckroth Equipment Co., Orefield, for six years before retiring in 2016.

Before that, she worked at Pikeville Equipment, Oley, Greenfields Farms, Mertztown, and Allen Organ, Macungie.


Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.

Hilda R. Gibson

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Lehigh Country Club

Hilda R. Gibson, 87, of Allentown, died May 3, 2018, in Luther Crest retirement community, South Whitehall.

Before retiring in 1987, she worked in purchasing for Mack Trucks.

As a member of Lehigh Country Club, she enjoyed golf and socializing.

Her favorite pastime was playing bridge and she enjoyed the stock market.

She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Caroline (Stranzl) Seyer; and her sisters Carolyn (Seyer) Steiner and Paula Seyer.

Her survivors include a sister Marion Farmer and her husband, Hugh Randolf, of Atlanta, Ga.; and nieces and nephews.

Golf outing

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Greenleaf Lodge 561 F.&A.M. will host its 28th annual Stanley H. Roth Master’s Golf Tournament May 19 at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course

The day’s activities include: 7 a.m. registration with coffee and doughnuts, 7:20 a.m. putting contest, 8 a.m. shotgun start (rain or shine).

Following the tournament there will be a luncheon. Registration closes on May 12.

Awards and prizes will be awarded for straightest drive hole, longest drive hole, closest pin hole, team low gross, and pot-o-gold.