Northwestern Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Donald M. Frey

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

automobile enthusiast

Donald M. Frey, 83, of Allentown, died on Jan. 31, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Shirley P. (Reehle) Frey, were married 61 years.

Born March 14, 1935, in South Whitehall Township, he was the son of the late Henry O.D. Sr. and Mildred A. (Dottery) Frey.

He was a vending machine supervisor for Pepsi, Allentown, for 44 years before retiring in 1999.

An automobile enthusiast, he was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Edward C. Stoudt

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Gold Star parent

Edward C. Stoudt, 95, of Allentown, died Jan. 24, 2019, at home.

He and his wife Kathryn A. (Trexler) Stoudt were married more than 28 years.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Irene (Nau) Stoudt, with whom he shared being a Gold Star parent to his late son Gordon E. Stoudt, who died while serving in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Clarence E. and Lillian I. (DeLong) Stoudt.

Before retiring, he worked as a lighting specialist for Crowder, Allen Electric.

Michael H. Geiger

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Lutheran member of Heidelberg Church

Michael H. Geiger, 62, of New Tripoli, died Jan. 26, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill.

He and his wife Donna M. (Bechtel) Geiger were married 39 years last Aug. 11.

Born July 17, 1956, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harold W. and Ruth C. (Kutz) Geiger.

A leak technician at Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Allentown, for 28 years, he retired in 2015.

He was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township.

Geraldine M. Schafer

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of the Union UCC, Neffs

Geraldine M. “Gerry” Schafer, 87, formerly of Airport Road, Allentown, died Jan. 25, 2019, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall, where she had been residing.

She was the wife of the late Gerald Schafer.

Born May 4, 1931, in Upper Milford Township, she was the daughter of the late Harold O. and Helen N. (Fegely) Berger.

She was employed in the housekeeping department of the Sheraton Jet Port, Allentown, for 12 years before retiring in 2001.

Steven C. Seyer

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former South Whitehall commissioner

Steven C. Seyer, 81, of South Whitehall Township, died on Jan. 22, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospice.

He and his wife Dr. Patricia A. (Forschner) Seyer were married 56 years in June.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen J. and Henrietta (Gehringer) Seyer.

He was a professor of social sciences at Lehigh Carbon Community College for 40 years.

Theresa Ann Hartner

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union Lutheran Church

Theresa Ann Hartner, 75, of Slatington, died Jan. 27, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late John R. ”Jack” Hartner.

Born April 19, 1943, in Phillipsburg, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Michael Jr. and Anna (Konyu) Gonda.

A technician at the former Lucent Technologies, Allentown, for 30 years, she retired in 2003.

A member of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, she will be forever remembered for the love she shared with her family and cats.

Floyd J. Grym

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owner of 1760 Pub~N~Grill

Floyd J. Grym, 44, of Allentown, died Jan. 20, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Anna J. (Black) Grym were married 15 years last September.

Born in Bay City, Mich., he was a son of Douglas Sr. and Kathleen (Ranello) Grym of Whitehall.

He was co-owner of the 1760 Pub~N~Grill, Trexlertown, for the last six years.

Before that, he was the general manager at Big Woody’s Bar and Grill for 16 years.

He was a loving son, father, brother, uncle and godfather whose life revolved around his family and friends.

Frank V. Krasulak

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

supervisor at former General Electric

Frank V. Krasulak, 93, of Allentown, died on Jan. 26, 2019, at Arden Courts.

The husband of the late June R. Krasulak, the couple was married 69 years.

He was the son of the late Michael and Julia (Gulych) Krasulak.

Born and raised on a farm in Lehigh County, he proudly served his country in the Navy aboard the USS Key DE-348 and USS Relief AH-1 during World War II.

After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he was a supervisor at the former General Electric and Black and Decker for 38 years before retiring in 1985.

William A. Tyrka

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed roofing contractor

William A. Tyrka, 82, of Macungie, died Jan. 10, 2019, at home.

He and his wife Carol A. (Bender) Tyrka were married 25 years last June.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., he was a son of the late William and Anna (Faber) Tyrka.

He was a self-employed roofing contractor in the Lehigh Valley for many years.

Before that, he was in roofing sales.

A member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield, he was the custodian for the last five years before his illness.

He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

David Bench

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

inventory clerk at Mack Trucks

David Bench, 74, of Schnecksville, died on Jan. 14, 2019, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife Carol (Harahus) Bench were married 43 years.

Born Aug. 1, 1944, in Palmerton, Carbon County, he was the son of the late John Sr. and Rose (Maren) Bench.

A 1962 graduate of Lehighton Area High School, he was an inventory clerk at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown and Macungie, for 32 years before retiring.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and the Pennsylvania National Guard during the Vietnam War era.