Northwestern Press

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Harold William Reynard

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland graduate

Harold W. Reynard, 79, died peacefully on Dec. 31, 2019, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth, Ind.

Born March 3, 1940, and raised in Honesdale, he was the son of the late Myron F. and Ruth (Gavitt) Reynard.

After graduating from Parkland High School in 1957, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served for 22 years as an intelligence specialist.

A Vietnam veteran, he accumulated more than 4,000 flying hours and earned several decorations and medals.

After his honorable discharge, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Bellevue University.

Evelyn R. (Acker) Bailey

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jacob’s Church

Evelyn R. (Acker) Bailey, 86, of New Tripoli, died Jan. 15, 2020, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Unit, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Nevin J. Bailey, who died in 2001.

Employed by Lynn Township at the transfer station from 1982-96, she also worked for the former Bavarian Festival, Barnesville, from 1968-85.

She was a member of Jacob’s Church, Jacksonville, LynnTownship.

She was a lifetime member of Kempton Fire Company, and a member of the Lynnport Fire Company, Kempton Rod and Gun Club, and the former Kempton Lioness Club.

Donald R. Genshart

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

employed by Mack Trucks

Donald R. Genshart, 88, of Allentown, died Jan. 8, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Anne A. (Apfelbaum), would have been married 62 years this month.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frederick W. K. Genshart, DDS. and Julia P. (Peters) Genshart.

A 1950 graduate of Allentown High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as a military policeman.

He was employed by Mack Trucks for more than 32 years in plants 4 and 5-C before retiring in 1987.

Sandra Lee Kromer

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

food service worker

Sandra Lee Kromer, 70, of Coplay, died Jan. 15, 2020, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Leonard L. Kromer.

Born Sept. 6, 1949, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph V. and Doris J. (Kerchner) Stengel.

She was a food service worker before retiring.

Her survivors include children Gary Kromer of Allentown, Marcie Kelley and Lisa Morgan, both of Gilbertsville; sister Joanne Pawluk of Emmaus; brother Ronald J. Stengel of Whitehall; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.

Agnes Elizabeth Robertson

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

teacher in Whitehall, Catty

Agnes Elizabeth Robertson, 88, of Whitehall, died on Jan. 14, 2020, at home.

She and her husband, Alistair Robertson, were happily married 62 years.

Born in Kearny, N.J., she was the daughter of William and Mayme Boog.

She and her husband were 1949 graduates of North Arlington High School in New Jersey.

Associate editor of her class year book, she was also class secretary.

Philip R. Meck

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Philip R. Meck, 78, of Mertztown, died Jan. 16, 2020, in Kutztown Manor.

He and his wife, Nancy L. (Miller) Meck, were married 56 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Raymond and Mabel (Yoder) Meck.

Before retiring, he was an electrician at Gene Zimmerman Electric and Deka Battery.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mertztown.

For more than 56 years, he was with the The Majestics Band playing various instruments.

Richard D. Schaadt

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Trojan Alumni Varsity Club

Richard D. Schaadt, 91, of Fellowship Community, Whitehall, died on Jan. 13, 2020, at Above and Beyond at the Knights, Allentown.

He and his wife Nancy J. (Nagey) Schaadt were married 54 years.

Born May 29, 1928, in South Whitehall Township, he was the son of the late Monroe H. and Margaret (Wetherhold) Schaadt.

A graduate of the former South Whitehall High School, now Parkland, he was captain of the league winning Trojan basketball team in his senior year.

Following graduation from Muhlenberg College in 1951 he immediately entered the U.S. Army.

Eugene E. Muth

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

charter member of Legion Post 8282

Eugene E. Muth, 87, of Orefield, died Jan. 12, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the widower of Phyllis (Krum) Muth.

Born in Mertztown, he was a son of the late William and Verna (Smith) Muth.

He worked on many different local farms for several years.

After school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and honorably served his country during the Korean War.

As a veteran, he was honored last year as a Lehigh Valley Phantoms Hometown Hero.

After returning from the war, he worked at Mack Trucks Inc. for 30 years until 1980.

Dorothy E. Duffy

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

bookkeeper

Dorothy E. Duffy, 80, died Jan. 17, 2020, in Lehigh Center, Macungie.

She was the widow of Edward W. Duffy.

Born in Camden, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Frank A. and Dorothy T. (Shaw) Woodhead.

She was a bookkeeper for food services at Mack Truck Inc. for eight years.

Her service will be private.

Condolences may be offered at kellerfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements were made by Keller Funeral Home, Fogelsville.

Wilbert J. Holmer

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

engineer for Northrop Grumman

Wilbert “Will” J. Holmer, 84, of Macungie, succumbed to cancer in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family on Jan. 11, 2020.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Edith; his daughter, Diane and husband Scott Whitehurst of Allentown; and grandchildren Eva and Nicholas Holmer Whitehurst.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to everyone.

Born in Brooklyn and grew up in Elmhurst, N.Y., and was the only son of the late Helge and Anna (Hastedt) Holmer.