Northwestern Press

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Carson Frey

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

active with Grundsow Lodge 16

Carson Frey, 75, died peacefully Jan. 11, 2018.

He and his wife Jane (Harpel) celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in June 2017.

Born in Germansville, he was a son of the late Floyd and Helen (Wagaman) Frey.

A 1959 graduate of Northwestern High School, he worked at Mack Trucks Inc. for 40 years beginning as a mechanic, specializing in fire trucks.

Before retirement, he was a service engineer working at its headquarters.

Before Mack, he was employed at Strohl Chevrolet.

Walter R. Weaver Jr.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

social studies teacher

Walter R. Weaver Jr., 71, of Fogelsville, died on Jan. 11, 2018, in the Phoebe Home, Allentown.

He and his wife Linda J. (Ebeling) Weaver celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary last April.

Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Walter R. and Elizabeth F. (Dologite) Weaver.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College and a Master’s degree from Lehigh University.

He taught social studies at the Southern Lehigh Middle School from 1968-98.

He was a member of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Trexlertown.

Marian Mei-Ying Lu

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Marian Mei-Ying Lu, 76, of Orefield, died Jan. 11, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Dr. Dominic P. Lu were married 48 years last July 26.

Born Jan. 30, 1941, in Taiwan, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Pang-Sing Hsu and Ren-May (Chu) Hsu.

She earned a Master of Science degree in library science from The Catholic University of America and was a college librarian at Quincy College in Quincy, Ill., and a public librarian in Indianapolis, Ind.

Doris R. Frey

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former member of Central Grange 1650

Doris R. Frey, 86, of Germansville, died on Jan. 12, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Donald E. Frey.

Born Jan. 29, 1931, in Wescosville, she was the daughter of the late Marvin M. and Bertha M. (Kohler) Miller.

An electronics assembler as Allen Organ Company, Macungie, for 32 years, she retired in 1996.

She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Heidelberg Union Church and a former member of Central Grange 1650, both in Heidelberg Township.

Wilbert John Weber Jr.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

owned KOA Campground

Wilbert John Weber Jr. 83, of New Tripoli, formerly of Allentown, died Jan. 8, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Kathleen L. (Riedy) Weber were married 64 years last June 12.

Born Nov. 28, 1934, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Wilbert John Sr. and Dorothy B. (Smock) Weber.

He built, owned and operated the Allentown KOA Campground, New Tripoli, for 25 years.

Before that, he was an architectural draftsman and project manager for several architects in the Lehigh Valley for 20 years.

Evelyn A. Snyder

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former H.A.R.P. member

Evelyn A. Snyder, 95, formerly of Schnecksville, died Jan. 14, 2018, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Marvin G. Snyder.

Born Nov. 26, 1922, in Washington Township, she was the daughter of the late Elmer H. and Ida A. (German) Roth.

She was a sewing machine operator at the former Ambro Fashions, Neffs, for 10 years before retiring in 1978.

A member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township, she was a former member of Schnecksville Senior Citizens and H.A.R.P.

John L. Shay

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Quentin UCC

John L. Shay, 86, of Lynnport, formerly of Quentin, died Jan. 5, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Madlyn J. (Leibig) Shay.

Born in Lebanon, he was a 1948 graduate of Lebanon High School.

A printer at the Lebanon Daily News, after retirement from there, he worked part time at the Lebanon County Courthouse and at Manheim Auto Auction.

A faithful member of Quentin United Church of Christ, he served several terms there as an elder, and sang tenor with the church choir.

Shirley M. Arner

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Heidelberg Lutheran Church

Shirley M. Arner, 79, from New Tripoli, died on Jan. 3, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband William O. Arner were married 55 years last March 24.

Born Sept. 9, 1938, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Francis D. and Mae E. (Kressly) Longacre.

A food service worker at Northwestern Lehigh High School for 26 years, she retired in 1996.

She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township, and Goodwill Fire Co. No. 1, Germansville.

Elizabeth R. Adams

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

home economics teacher

Elizabeth R. Adams, 67, of Schnecksville, died Jan. 7, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Steven C. Adams were married 45 years last June 24.

Born Jan. 23, 1950, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Evelyn (Warren) McAdam of Blue Bell and the late Will McAdam.

A graduate of Kutztown University with a Master of Science degree in education, she was a home economics teacher and guidance counselor at Northwestern Lehigh High School for 25 years before retiring in 2012.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.