Northwestern Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dolores O. Rowlands

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Dolores O. Rowlands, 90, of Slatington, died May 13, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Thomas D. Rowlands.

Born Oct. 16, 1926, in Nanticoke, Luzerne County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Sr. and Blodwyn (Jones) Edwards.

She was a labeler for 24 years at Paris Neckwear, formerly in Walnutport, before retiring in 1989.

A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Slatington, she sang with the choir for 25 years.

Fundraiser on June 17

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The 13th annual Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament is set for June 17 at the Lehigh County Athletic Fields, Cedar Creek Parkway, Broadway and Parkway Road, South Whitehall Township.

Twenty-two teams will be competing and more than 800 friends, players, family and community members will attend.

St. Luke’s University Health Network will be returning as the presenting sponsor.

Former Philadelphia Eagles place-kicker and six-time NFL Pro-Bowler David Akers will attend.

Eric W. Smith

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

accomplished golfer

Eric W. Smith, 93, of Macungie, formerly of New London, Conn., and Waterford, Conn., died May 1, 2017, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the husband of the late Elizabeth S. (Kienle) Smith and Joan (Todd) Smith.

Born March 3, 1924, in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Max W. and Elsie (Worsley) Smith.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II with a rank of technical sergeant.

Gregory P. Kotch

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

vice president of Yorgey Supply

Gregory P. Kotch, 57, of Salisbury Township, died May 13, 2017, at home.

He and his wife Carolyn J. (Muta) Kotch were married 27 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of John and Sonia (Prisaznik) Kotch.

A graduate of Lehigh University, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics.

He was vice president of Yorgey Supply, Schnecksville, and a certified ground water systems sales specialist.

A great provider and very supportive of his family, he attended every one of his children’s sports activities and soccer games.

Student earns Master’s degree

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in

Miami Univ

Jamie Dawson of Schnecksville earned a Master of Arts degree through Project Dragonfly’s Global Field Program at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Since being accepted to the GFP master’s degree in 2012, Dawson has explored conservation and education in Belize, Borneo and Kenya, while also conducting projects that have made a difference in the Schnecksville area.

Dawson is director of the Youth Services Agency Nature Center.

Irmgard Snyder Roberts

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owner of Roscoe P. Snyder Insurance

Irmgard Snyder Roberts, 89, of Country Meadows, Allentown, formerly of Berlinsville, died May 5, 2017.

She was the wife of Donald G. Roberts to whom she was married 41 years and the late Roscoe P. Snyder.

Born March 22, 1928, in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Josef and Maria Zaraza.

She was the co-owner of the Roscoe P. Snyder Insurance Agency, Berlinsville, until her retirement.

She loved to play golf, dance, garden, go out to eat and spend time with family and friends.