Northwestern Press

Monday, February 18, 2019

Mary Ann Christman

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Grace UCC

Mary Ann Christman, 73, of Orefield, died Feb. 7, 2019, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall.

She and her husband Ronald C. Christman were married 46 years last Nov. 11.

Born Oct. 6, 1945, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Lucy (Constantine) Haring.

A lead cashier in the cafeteria at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for 35 years, she retired in 2012.

She was member of Grace United Church of Christ, Allentown.

Lawrence C. Wotring Jr.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ’s Church at Lowhill

Lawrence C. Wotring Jr., 75, of Schnecksville, died Jan. 23, 2019, in his home.

Born Oct. 27, 1943, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Lawrence C. Sr. and Helen E. (Millhouse) Wotring.

He was employed at the former Pollard Tire Co., Allentown, for many years before retiring.

He was a member of Christ’s Church at Lowhill, New Tripoli.

There are no immediate survivors.

A private graveside service will be held at Union Church Cemetery, Neffs.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at heintzelmancares.com.

Robert B. Geiger

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong farmer

Robert B. Geiger, 87, of Germansville, died peacefully Jan. 31, 2019, surrounded by his family.

He and his wife Ruth A. (Snyder) Geiger were married 60 years last June.

Born in Saegersville, he was a son of the late Charles B. and Roma E. (Peters) Geiger.

He was a farmer all his life at Geiger Farms, first for his father, then as a partner with his brother, and finally with his wife.

He was a member of the Lutheran Congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township, where he sang with the choir.

Janet M. Forse

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

therapist and social worker

Janet M. Forse, 90, formerly of Macungie, died on Jan. 30, 2019, in Luther Crest retirement community South Whitehall, where she resided.

She was the widow of H. Gassaway Brown and Edgar H. Leander.

Born in Binghamton, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Walter C. and Helen M. (Brigham) Forse.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Upsala College and a Master’s degree in social work from Temple University.

She worked as a therapist and social worker in Denver, Colo., Lehigh County and Warren County, N.J.

Gloria M. Beers

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

seamstress

Gloria M. Beers, 77, of Allentown, died Feb. 1, 2019, at home.

She was the wife of the late G. Larry Beers.

Born in East Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Wesley R. and Helen (Wertman) Breininger.

A seamstress, she enjoyed sewing, playing bingo, traveling and baking.

She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Allentown.

Evelyn R. Marsteller

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed dog groomer

Evelyn R. Marsteller 85, of Macungie, formerly of Florida, died peacefully Jan. 30, 2019.

She and her husband, Edwin H. Marsteller, were married more than 63 years at the time of his death in 2017.

They were members of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Aaron D. and Clara (Berky) Carl Sr.

A graduate of the former Allentown High School, she was a self-employed dog groomer for many years.

Violet B. Dolliver

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Violet’s Hobby Shop

Violet B. Dolliver, 100, of Allentown, died Feb. 4, 2019, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Aubrey Ernest Dolliver.

Born June 1, 1918, in New Tripoli, she was the daughter of the late Oscar A. and Annie A. (Bachman) Moyer.

She owned and operated the former Violet’s Hobby Shop, Allentown, founded in 1948.

Before that she taught in both Lehigh and Northampton counties for 10 years after graduating from the former Kutztown State Teacher’s College in 1937.

She was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Allentown.

Jule N. Esser

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

corrections officer

Jule N. Esser, 61, of Fogelsville, died suddenly Jan. 27, 2019.

She was the daughter of the late Edgar and Ruth (Lehman) Esser.

A corrections officer at the former Pennsylvania Work Release Center in Allentown for 18 years, during the last year, she was a corrections officer for Wernersville Community Corrections Center until she retired in January.

She was a member of Hope Community Church, Weisenberg Township.

Her survivors include her twin sister, Jan Erdman and husband, Todd, of Fogelsville.

Condolences may be offered at kellerfuneralhomes.com.

Robert A. Gilbert

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Solomon’s UCC

Robert A. “Bobby” Gilbert, 83, longtime resident of Macungie, died suddenly on Jan. 30, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Dorothea M. (Helfrich) Gilbert, were married 54 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Ray G. and Eva F.A. (Roth) Gilbert.

He was a member of Solomon’s United Church of Christ, Macungie.

A 1955 graduate of Emmaus High School, he worked for Mack Trucks for more than 33 years until retiring.

He honorably served his country with the U.S. Army.