Northwestern Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Velma G. Geiger

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

piano teacher

Velma G. Geiger, 90, of Fogelsville, died March 31, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She celebrated Resurrection Sunday with the risen Savior, whom she served and loved.

She was the widow of Elmer C. Geiger.

Born in Plainfield Township, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Ida (Fehr) Shook.

She was a piano teacher in the Lehigh Valley for 68 years.

Richard U. Altemos

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of UCC Greenawalds

Richard U. Altemos, 77, of Orefield, died Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Beverly A. (Grammes) Altemos were married 53 years last June 27.

Born Oct. 18, 1940, in Spinnerstown, Bucks County, he was the son of the late Ulysses Charles and Hulda Mae (Brey) Altemos.

A 1958 graduate of Parkland High School, he faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during a peacetime era.

Joseph R. Kornfeind

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

owned J. Kornfeind’s Market

Joseph R. “Duff” Kornfeind, 90, of North Whitehall Township, died Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, in his home.

He and his wife Mary A. (Gray) Kornfeind were married 65 years last Oct. 4.

Born Aug. 13, 1927, in Northampton, he was the son of the late Louis and Mary (Walters) Kornfeind.

He started his career alongside his father in the family business, Kornfeind’s Market, Northampton, where the experiences gained led him and his wife to open their own store, J. Kornfeind’s Market, Egypt, in 1968.

Allen S. Zimmerman

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

electronics instructor

Allen S. Zimmerman, 93, of Cetronia, died March 27, 2018, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township.

He was the husband of the late June M. (Kemmerer) Zimmerman.

Born March 22, 1925, in Lansford, Carbon County, he was the son of the late Charles C. and Daisy E. (Smith) Zimmerman.

Having earned a Master’s degree in vocational education from Temple University, Philadelphia, he was a teacher and electronics instructor at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, for 22 years before retiring in 1985.

Linda A. Hiller

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

cashier at Giant Food Store

Linda A. Hiller, 70, of Allentown, died March 22, 2018, in St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem.

She was the wife of the late Howard R. Hiller.

Born Sept. 14, 1947, in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Lillian A. (Walsh) Owen.

She was a cashier at Giant Food Store, Coplay, before retiring.

Before that, she worked for Ohio Casualty and Liberty Mutual insurance companies.

Norma J. Grammes

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned Norma J Restaurant

Norma J. Grammes, 86, of Coplay, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died unexpectedly March 23, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

She and her husband Richard L. Grammes would have celebrated 66 years of marriage in April.

Born in Minesite, she was the daughter of the late Paul T. Sr. and Sallie R. (Snyder) Bieber.

She and her husband co-owned Norma J Restaurant since 1967, which her family continues to operate.

A member of Jordan Lutheran Church, as a child she was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.

Kenneth K. Schellhamer

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former New Tripoli fire chief

Kenneth K. Schellhamer, 78, of New Tripoli, died March 19, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit.

He and his wife Sherrie A. (Stengel) Schellhamer were married 25 years in February.

Born in New Tripoli, he was the son of the late Kermit E. and Catherine E. (Rabert) Schellhamer.

He was a truck driver for ABF Freight, Allentown, for more than 30 years until he retired.

The former fire chief of the New Tripoli Fire Co. for 11 years, he was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics and the Knights of the Golden Eagles.

Stacy J. Fritch

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ziegels UCC

Stacy J. Fritch, 49, of Kutztown, died on March 23, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

He was the companion of Brenda Williams and the widower of Deana K. (Kidd) Fritch who died in 2014.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of James O. and Linda L. (Kocher) Fritch of Mohnton, Berks County.

He was the owner of Earl Kocher Electric, Kutztown.

An avid racing fan, he worked with a pit crew at Big Diamond Speedway, Pottsville.

He was a member of Ziegels United Church of Christ, Breinigsville.

Joyce M. Frey

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

Joyce M. Frey, 85, of Allentown, died March 25, 2018, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Robert H. Frey.

Born Dec. 20, 1932, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Curtis D. and Margaret L. (Koch) Heffner.

She was employed at the former Penn State Mills, Allentown, for 27 years before the company closed in 1984.

She was a member of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown.