Northwestern Press

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Anna A. Long

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ebenezer UCC

Anna A. Long, 90, of New Tripoli, died on Nov. 17, 2019, in the Hospice Unit at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Russell S. Long, who died in 2012.

Born in New Tripoli, she was the daughter of the late Charles J.D. and Mabel L. (Reitz) Rauch.

A 1948 graduate of Slatington High School, she was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.

Her survivors include her brother George A. (Barbara) Rauch of New Tripoli; seven nieces and three nephews.

Ruth E. Gogel

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned Gogel’s Auto Parts

Ruth E. Gogel, 93, formerly of Walnutport, died Nov. 10, 2019, in the home of her daughter, Donna.

She was the wife of the late Lawrence A. Gogel.

Born Sept. 5, 1926, in Lockport, Northampton County, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Grace (Hartley) Green.

Walking from the Lockport area of Lehigh Township to Slatington High School during the Second World War, she graduated high school in 1944 and went to work at Bethlehem Steel inspecting artillery shells till the end of the war.

Heather Faith Wagner

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Optum

Heather Faith Wagner, 37, of Breinigsville, died Nov. 11, 2019, at home.

She was the daughter of John P. and Barbara J. (Seibert) Wagner of Fogelsville.

She worked in instructional design and telecommunications for Optum, Allentown.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by brothers Ryan and wife, Belle, of Emmaus, Kevin and wife, Megan, of York, Sean and wife, Kara, of Whitehall, Kyle and wife, Dannell, of Emmaus, and David of Fogelsville; two nephews and a niece, Nolan Thomas, Connor Issac, and Leah Elizabeth of York.

Her service will be private.

Lloyd Jack Reynolds

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland director of pupil services

Lloyd Jack Reynolds, 79, of Sarasota, Fla., died Nov. 6, 2019, after a battle with heart and kidney failure.

Born in Somerset, he was a son of Dr. Oscar Lloyd Reynolds and Elizabeth Hyatt Farmer.

He grew up in Tunkhannock, where he played football, basketball and volleyball, and he still has his Tigers letterman jacket to prove it.

He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education and started working as a high school science teacher in New Castle, Del.

There, he met his first wife, the late Geraldine Grubb.

Luther D. Zimmerman

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Emmanuel UCC

Luther D. Zimmerman, 88, of Allentown, died Nov. 12, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Dolores (Alexander) Zimmerman, were married 67 years on June 21.

Born Dec. 1, 1930, in Kempton, he was the son of the late Fred G. and Esther E. (Oswald) Zimmerman.

A 1948 graduate of Slatington High School, and a 1952 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal husbandry.

Lawrence R. Carmen Sr.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

avid outdoorsman

Lawrence “Larry” R. Carmen Sr. 83, of Schnecksville, formerly of Beverly, Mass., died Nov. 13, 2019, in At Home at Parkland, Schnecksville.

Born June 26, 1936, in Washington D.C., he was the son of the late Frederick Carmen and Dorothy (Ryan) Louder Carmen.

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

Employed in multiple capacities at Royal Insurance Company, Massachusetts, for 37 years, he retired in 1991.

Before that, he was a police officer in Bladensburg, Md.

The Rev. Dr. Paul H. Spohn

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Lutheran minister

The Rev. Dr. Paul H. Spohn, 86, of Allentown, died peacefully on Nov. 12, 2019 at home.

He and his wife, Jane Ann (Sassaman) Spohn, were married 63 years.

Born on July 23, 1933, he was the son of the late Paul R. and Helen Spohn.

Known as Skip, he grew up in Wescosville and was a 1951 graduate of Allen High School and a 1955 graduate of Muhlenberg College.

He earned a Master of Divinity at The Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1958 and a Doctor of Ministry at Eastern Baptist Seminary in 1990.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Hellertown.

Lois J. Hahn

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

route organizer for MacIntosh Uniform

Lois J. Hahn, 62, from Bath, died Nov. 13, 2019, at home.

She and her husband, Randall S. Hahn, were married 40 years in October.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Margaret (Kolb) Eberts.

She was a route organizer for MacIntosh Uniform, Bethlehem, for 40 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son Jay S. and wife, Jessica, of Bushkill Township; sisters Carol Rappe and Louise Lack, both of Bath; grandchildren Kellan S. and Everly R.; mother-in-law Althea Hahn of Fogelsville; nieces and nephews.

George M. Kern III

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

George M. Kern III, 85, of Schnecksville, died Nov. 13, 2019, in his home.

He was the husband of Victoria Ann (Preibisch) Sosnowski Kern and the late Mary Lou (Witherow) Kern.

Born in Westfield, Mass., he was the son of the late Jean (Wardrope) and George Malon Kern Jr.

He was a product manager at Silberline Manufacturing, Hometown, for 20 years before retiring.

A member of the Schneck House, Upper Lehigh Historical Society, Schnecksville, and the Mack Ski Club, he was a leader for Boy Scout Troop 60.

Ralph H. Werley

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Morgenland Church

Ralph H. Werley, 90, of Allentown, died Nov. 14, 2019, at home.

He was the husband of Evelyn M. (Diehl) Werley.

Born in Orefield, he was the son of the late Monroe P. Werley and Edna M. Werley Snyder.

He worked in maintenance for Mack Trucks for 22 years.

Before that, he was a carpenter around the Lehigh Valley.

A member of Morgenland Church, Orefield, he served on the Lutheran congregation church council for many years and was treasurer for 20 years.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.