Northwestern Press

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Arthur Wilbur Johnson

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Orefield farmer

Arthur Wilbur Johnson, 94, of Orefield, died peacefully July 26, 2019, surrounded by family, after a lifetime of generosity and love.

Married to Marian (Madtes) Johnson for 57 years, he was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Born April 19, 1925, in East Northport, N.Y., he was the son of the late John Arvid Sr. and Wilhelmina (Gartelman) Johnson.

Farming was in his blood, first working on his father’s Long Island farm, before moving to Orefield with his brother, John.

Together, they built Johnson Farms.

Christopher J. Kalisz

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Hope Church

Christopher J. Kalisz, 50, of Orefield, formerly of Alden, N.Y. died July 24, 2019.

A tool and dye machinist, he attended Hope Community Church, Fogelsville.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his brother, the Rev. Kenneth Kalisz and his wife, Denise, of Breinigsville.

His services will be private.

Condolences may be offered to the family at kellerfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hope Community Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Fogelsville, PA 18051.

Fern E. Schlegel

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Friedens Church, Lenhartsville

Fern E. Schlegel, 91, formerly of Hamburg, died Aug. 1, 2019, in Kutztown Manor Nursing Home, Kutztown.

She was the wife of the late Carl E. Schlegel, who died in 2011, and the late Charles W. Danenhower, who died in 1962.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Perma (Miller) Weiss.

A member of Friedens Church, Lenhartsville, she was a 1946 graduate of Allentown High School.

Eric Butz

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

avid racing fan

Eric Butz, 52, of Fleetwood, died July 27, 2019, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Reading.

He and his wife Christine (Zettlemoyer) Butz were married for 25 years last September.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late George W. and Sally A. (Hartman) Butz.

A material handler for Ryder Logistics, he was an avid racing fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Darren, Austin and Dylan; brothers Daniel and Randal; and sister, Karen, wife of Ray Shollenberger.

Helen A. Klock

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Helen A. Klock, 85, of Allentown, died peacefully in her sleep July 24, 2019, in her home.

She was the wife of the late Dee R. Klock.

Born Aug. 31, 1933, in Cementon, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Theresa (Burritsch) Wagner and the third youngest of 15 siblings.

She was a seamstress for several years before becoming a stay-at-home mother.

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

Her survivors include a daughter, Sandi A. Klock, at home; grandchildren Kaila and Jonathon; and great-granddaughter, Rain.

David L. Lenig

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

millwright at Bethlehem Steel

David L. Lenig, 76, of Breinigsville, died July 26, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife Theresa A. (Alloggio) were married more than 40 years.

Born in Sunbury, Northumberland County, he was the son of the late Ernest and Arlene (Smeltz) Lenig.

For 31 years, he was a millwright at Bethlehem Steel.

He was a member of Brookside Community Church, Macungie.

During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 576, Allentown, and a former member of the Lions Club.

Marjorie Mae DeRoner

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Marjorie Mae DeRoner, 80, formerly of Fogelsville, died July 20, 2019, in Cornerstone Living, Weisenberg Township.

Born in Fogelsville, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Mae (Mohr) Romig.

She graduated from Lehigh Carbon Community College with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

She was a registered nurse for ManorCare Health Services.

A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fogelsville, she sang with the choir for many years.

John L. Bowman

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Roofers Local 30

John L. Bowman, 75, of Orefield, died July 29, 2019, at home.

He and his wife Jane Y. (Bagenstose) Bowman were married 55 years in June.

Born in New Tripoli, he was a son of the late Bertha I. (Young) Bowman.

He worked for Roofers Local 30 for many years.

Before that, he worked for the Packaging Corp. of America, Trexlertown.

Florence Marion McClafferty

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

proprietor of Ruchsville Hotel

Florence Marion McClafferty, 86, of Allentown, died peacefully July 24, 2019, in her home.

She was the wife of the late John L. McClafferty Jr.

Born March 3, 1933, in Northport, Suffolk County, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Florence Daniels and Anthony Pranzatelli.

She was raised in the loving family of Walter and Florence Mack.

She and her husband, known as Marion and Jack, were proprietors of the Ruchsville Hotel from 1969-87.

She was an incredibly strong and loving woman who was adored by her family and friends.

Frances M. Jaggers

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

hairdresser at former Hess’s

Frances M. Jaggers, 79, of Slatington, died July 27, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Edward Jaggers.

Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late George and Priscilla (Brungard) Schlacter.

She was formerly a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

She was a hairdresser at the former Hess’s Department Store, Allentown.

A loving mother, grandmother and sister, she will be missed by many.