Northwestern Press

Monday, May 25, 2020

Elizabeth Walsh

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Elizabeth “Betty” Walsh, 91, formerly of Scranton, and Winter Haven, Fla., died on April 28, 2020, in Sacred Heart Senior Living, Center Valley, with her loving and devoted daughter, Mary, by her side.

She is now reunited with her husband of 53 years, the late John J. Walsh, a former employee of The Scranton Times newspaper.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.

Born in Dickson City, Lackawanna County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Cyprosky) Wojnicki.

Warren E. Creitz

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong farmer

Warren E. Creitz, 97, of Germansville, died April 29, 2020, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Dorothea Ida (Moyer) Creitz.

Born March 11, 1923 in Neffs, he was the son of the late Elvin O. and Jeanette K. (Rex) Creitz.

He faithfully and honorably served in the U.S. Army’s 36th Infantry Division during World War II.

A lifelong farmer, he shared his love of the farm with his children and grandchildren.

A mechanic at Mack Trucks, Allentown, he retired in 1985.

Mary Dvorshak Schmoyer

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

great-grandmother

Mary Dvorshak Schmoyer, 89, of Orefield, died May 9, 2020.

She was the wife of the late Russel G. Schmoyer.

Born in Freeland, she was the daughter of the late Francis X. and Elizabeth J. (Herring) Dvorshak.

Her survivors include a daughter Carol M. Forte; daughter-in-law LuAnn Schmoyer; grandchildren Cathy Forte-Zarnowski and Anthony J. Schmoyer; and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Paul E.

Her services will be private.

Contributions may be made to Forgotten Felines and Fidos, Germansville.

Debra Ann Eisenhard

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Debra Ann Eisenhard, 61, formerly of Fogelsville, died May 10, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, her life sadly cut short by COVID-19.

She attended SarahCare and has lived at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall, for the last five years.

She was the daughter of the late Howard P. and Perma May (Stufflet) Eisenhard.

A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fogelsville, she loved to watch sports and movies on television.

Carol M. O’Donnell

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Carol M. O’Donnell, 65, of Bath, died May 12, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Leo. G. O’Donnell, celebrated 40 years of marriage in November 2019.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Conrad M. and Eva M. (Hamm) Chroust.

A 1972 graduate of Northampton Area High School, she was a secretary there for 35 years until retiring in 2016.

She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Bath, and a member of the Moore Township Lioness Club.

Anna-Mari N. Martz

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan Lutheran Church

Anna-Mari N. Martz, 40, died May 2, 2020, and Dr Pepper stock took a devastating loss.

She suffered a grievous brain injury resulting from a brain hemorrhage secondary to Moyamoya disease.

Her entire family is grateful they were able to be there with her as she died, surrounding her with their love.

She was unforgettable, a pure of heart person, giving so generously of her time and her talents — except when having to wash dishes.

She was the biggest kid at heart and because of this she had an incredible natural connection with children.

Herman S. Holben

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Northwestern Lehigh High School

Herman S. Holben, 68, of Kutztown, died May 13, 2020, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Sterling N. and Lillian M. (Young) Holben.

He attended Northwestern Lehigh High School and later became a truck driver, having last worked for Moyer Transport, LLC., New Tripoli.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at the casino with his friends and family.

Mary Ann Young

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

attended St. John’s United Church of Christ

Mary Ann Young, 76, from Schnecksville, died on May 10, 2020, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

Born Dec. 16, 1943, in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late William Kisthardt and Helen (Moll) Kisthardt.

She was the wife of the late William H. Young who died in February 2019.

Last employed in the payroll office of the former Bethlehem Steel Corp., Bethlehem, for seven years, she retired in 1981.

Before that, she worked in the accounting office for the former Highway Express, Allentown, for many years.

Kenneth J. Wilus

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

drove bus for Parkland School District

Kenneth J. Wilus, 73, of Allentown, died on May 9, 2020, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Carline G. (Snead) Wilus would have been married for 43 years next month.

The son of the late Alfonze and Mildred (Dimperio) Wilus, he worked for the former Western Electric starting in 1967 and continued on with AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems before retiring.

He drove bus for Parkland School District for many years.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam.

Naatje Arbeider

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

food service manager

Naatje “Nancy” Arbeider, 77, of Germania, Potter County, formerly of North Brunswick, N.J., died on May 11, 2020, surrounded by family in the Inpatient Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born Dec. 12, 1942, in Utrecht, The Netherlands, she was the daughter of the late Arie and Theodora (Broekman) Okhuysen.

On Sept. 16, 1963, she married Adriaan A. Arbeider, who died in 2018.

She became a proud American citizen in 1974.