Northwestern Press

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Conservation talk

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Albany Twp

The Albany Township Environmental Advisory Council is presenting the second in its series of conservation talks aimed at enlightening the township’s residents about the remarkable environmental heritage of this beautiful area.

This talk “Thirty Years of Banding Wood Ducks in Albany Township” featuring Jeffrey Schucker will be held 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Kempton Fire Company Social Hall, 2461 Route 143, Kempton, Berks County.

Jarett W. Zuber

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

2001 Parkland graduate

Jarett W. Zuber 36, of Schnecksville and Friedensburg, Schuylkill County, died unexpectedly Oct. 30, 2019.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of John W. and Shirlene L. (Sell) Zuber.

A 2001 graduate of Parkland High School, he was a salesman with his family’s business, AB Natural Stone of Allentown.

An avid outdoorsman, he was most at peace when surrounded by nature.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, archery and falconry, as well as spending time with friends and family.

Jann Everett De Christopher

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Faith Church

Jann Everett De Christopher, 70, of New Tripoli, died at home under Lehigh Valley Hospice Care on Oct. 27, 2019, surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She and her husband Frank A. “Binks” De Christopher celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary last May.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Lee Everett and Betty L. (Moyer) Everett-Sober.

A graduate of Parkland High School Class of 1967 and Endicott College, Beverly, Mass., she was an art teacher for Lehigh Christian Academy for more than 25 years before retiring.

Clair Anson Bailey

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Morgenland Church

Clair Anson Bailey, 95, of Orefield, died Oct. 29, 2019, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Mabel Anna (Minnich) Bailey, who died Sept. 6, 1995.

Born June 6, 1924, in Albany Township, he was the son of the late Katie P. (Heintzelman) and Anson J. Bailey.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a recipient of the European Theater Ribbon, Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal.

D. Jean Roberts

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

D. Jean Roberts, 91, of Whitehall, died on Nov. 2, 2019, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She was the widow of William J. Roberts Jr.

Born in East Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Esther (Krause) Kernechel.

She was an office clerk for the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union for more than 25 years.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton, and the Whitehall Women’s Club for many years.

Sandra M. German

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

assembler at Allen Organ

Sandra M. German, 74, of Schnecksville, died Nov. 4, 2019, in her home.

Born Aug. 8, 1945, in Moore Township, Northampton County, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mabel (Hawk) German.

She was an assembler at Allen Organ Co., Macungie, for 50 years before retiring in 2013.

She was a life member of Central Grange 1650, Germansville and a member of Community Fire Co. No. 1, Schnecksville.

Lillian M. Diehl

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

machine operator

Lillian M. “Dolly” Diehl, 89, of Allentown, died Oct. 28, 2019, at home.

She was the widow of Paul Diehl.

Born in Kutztown, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Elda (Adams) Geisinger.

A machine operator for many years, she worked in a shoe factory, wallet factory, and for the former Royal Manufacturing Co., Alburtis.

She was a member of the Pioneer Grange, Topton, and the Fogelsville, Topton and Schnecksville senior citizens.

She also enjoyed watching NASCAR racing on TV.

Roy E. Aber Sr.

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

regional agronomist

Roy E. Aber Sr., 84, of Allentown, died Oct. 28, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Jessie (Tate) Aber, were married 59 years on April 17.

Born Oct. 8, 1935, in Sussex, N.J., he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Roy) and Abraham Lincoln Aber.

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

He was a regional agronomist for the former Agway Inc.

A member of Kittatinny Lodge 164, F.&A.M. and the Lehigh Valley Woodturners, he was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

Warren S. Kuntz

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Warren S. Kuntz, 82, of Slatington, died Oct. 31, 2019, in At Home at Parkland personal care, Schnecksville.

He was the husband of the late Joyce D. (Roth) Kuntz who died June 19.

Born May 25, 1937, in Treichlers, Northampton County, he was the son of the late Ralph B. and Katie A. (Smith) Kuntz.

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

He was a draftsman for the former Lehigh Structural Steel Co., Allentown, for many years before retiring.

Richard A. Durner

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan UCC

Richard A. Durner, 86, of Allentown, died peacefully Oct. 28, 2019.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Born Nov. 28, 1932, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Arthur Durner and Huldah (Gehris) Durner.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn (Miller); daughters Patricia, wife of Dr. Stephen Verdesca, and Carol, wife of Tyrohne Kontir, and grandchildren Andrew and Alison Verdesca, and Kaela, Aidan and Emma Kontir.