Northwestern Press

Monday, March 18, 2019

Patsy E. Prospal

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

secretary for former Whitehall Development

Patsy E. Prospal, 84, of Schnecksville, died Feb. 27, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Richard O. Prospal.

Born Aug. 7, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Catherine Krull.

She was a secretary at the former Whitehall Development Inc. for several years before retiring.

Before that, she worked at Pepper Construction, Chicago.

Vernon H. Bailey

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former state liquor store manager

Vernon H. Bailey, 91, formerly of Bechtelsville and Kempton, died March 9, 2019, in Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living, Boyertown.

He and his wife Dorothy S. (Stauffer) Bailey celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in April 2018.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Titus J. and Verna J. (Heffner) Bailey.

His mother died in childbirth and he was raised by his aunt and uncle, the late Earl and Irene (Bailey) Bond.

His twin brother, Titus H., was raised by the late Minnie and Howard Bailey, all of Kempton.

Thelma Dolores Schertzinger

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

remembered for patience, kindness

Thelma Dolores Schertzinger, 99, of Slatington, died Feb. 27, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late James M. Schertzinger.

Born Sept. 11, 1919, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Knute and Lillian Olson.

She will forever be remembered for her patience, kindness and loving spirit, and who enjoyed relaxing at the cabin and traveling with her husband.

Her survivors include her daughter Tanis Schertzinger of Ava, Mo.; and granddaughter Tana D. Krum and her husband, Travis, with whom she resided.

Edward J. Zuberka

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

printing press operator

Edward J. Zuberka, 79, of Breinigsville, died March 6, 2019, with his best friend and wife, Pat, by his side in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He and his wife Patricia M. (Beck) Zuberka were married 59 years on Feb. 27.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry A. and Dorothy L. (Foulke) Zuberka.

He was a printing press operator for Packaging Corporation of America, Trexlertown, for 46 years.

He loved hunting at his cabin in Potter county and fishing trips to Canada.

Beatrice S. Hregician

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Beatrice S. (Bachman) Hregician, 84, of Schnecksville, died, March 5, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of the late John N. Hregician.

Born Aug. 3, 1934, in Slatedale, she was the daughter of the late Oscar R. and Estella E. (Zimmerman) Bachman.

She was a licensed practical nurse working in the health care profession for 40 years before retiring in 1993.

After graduating from the former Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in 1953, she worked at Sacred Heart Hospital and the former Allentown General Hospital before concluding her career as a private duty nurse.

Erwin R. Schmid

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ Lutheran Church

Erwin R. Schmid of Allentown, died peacefully March 2, 2019, in his home.

Born June 25, 1921, in Freudenstein, Germany, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Christiane (Frick) Schmid.

He left Germany at age 8 to live with extended family in Strasbourg, France, then moved to New York City at age 16 where he completed his high school education.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe as an officer in the Counter Intelligence Corps.

Virginia G. Stetz

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland School District library clerk

Virginia G. Stetz, 87, formerly of Schnecksville, died March 2, 2019, in Rittenhouse Village at Lehigh Valley, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Walter Stetz.

Born July 23, 1931, in West Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late Chester H. Sr. and Sadie L. (Greiner) Strauss.

She was a library clerk with the Parkland School District for 15 years before retiring.

She was a member of St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown, and New Temple Chapter No. 298 O.E.S.

Charlotte G. Wetzel

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

CNA at Cedarbrook

Charlotte G. Wetzel, 65, of Allentown, died March 5, 2019.

Born in Fountain Bleau, France, she was the daughter of Wanda S. (Blood) Eckrode and the late John F. Eckrode Sr.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 24 years, Glenn Wetzel, in 1997.

A graduate of Mahanoy Area High School, Mahanoy City, she was a certified nursing assistant at Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall, until her retirement

Alfred F. Wolfe

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Rajah Shrine

Alfred F. Wolfe, 99, of Allentown, died on March 2, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus.

He was the husband of the late Arlene M. (Church) Hendricks Wolfe and Helen J. (Goebert) Wolfe.

Born Nov. 17, 1919, in Lebanon, Lebanon County, he was the son of the late Harry Alfred and Sarah Irene (Freed) Wolfe.

He was the Eastern Pennsylvania territory manager for Standard Milling Co., based in Kansas City, Mo., and also for various Philadelphia food brokers.

Additionally, he worked part-time at several men’s clothing stores in the Lehigh Valley.

Forrest Daniel Grim Jr.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Grace Lutheran Church

Forrest Daniel Grim Jr. 83, of Allentown, died March 5, 2019, in HCR ManorCare, Allentown.

He and his wife Carol A. (Wilkinson) Grim were married 61 years last July 13.

Born March 29, 1935, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Forrest Daniel Grim Sr. and Zula (Smith) Grim.

He was employed at Durkee Foods, formerly in Bethlehem, for 28 years before retiring in 1996.

Since his formal retirement, he was employed part-time at JetPay HR and Payroll Services as a courier.

He was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown.