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Hilda C. Otter

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

oldest member of Morgenland Church

Hilda C. Otter, 98, of Orefield, died May 17, 2013, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late Norman H. Otter.

Born June 30, 1914, in Beach Haven, Luzerne County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd C. and Ruth C. (Harter) Slusser.

She was the oldest member of Morgenland Union Church, Orefield.

Alfred J. Brosius

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

licensed practical nurse

Alfred J. Brosius, 70, of Coplay, formerly of Mt. Carmel, died May 15, 2013, Quakertown Center.

He was the husband of the late Mary Theresa (Breslin) Brosius.

Born Sept. 21, 1942, in Ashland, Schuylkill County, he was the son of the late Malcolm T. Sr. and Miriam (Lane) Brosius.

Before becoming disabled, he was a licensed practical nurse at Allentown State Hospital.

His survivors include a daughter, Joan E. Brosius, at home; and brother Ted of Milford, Conn.

Byron A. Young

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

played on first Parkland football team

Byron A. Young, 73, from Allentown, died May 15, 2013, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Sandra S. (Goides) Young.

Born Dec. 17, 1939, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Theodore A. and Arlene M. (Getz) Young.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force during a peacetime era.

He was a station mechanic and welder for PPL, Martins Creek, for 28 years before retiring in 1995.

Active in his community, he was a member of the Kilowatt Craftsman's Club and the Parkland Trojan Alumni Varsity Club.

Lee G. Mack

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ontelaunee Rod, Gun Club

Lee G. Mack, 62, of Slatedale, died May 13, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born Jan. 25, 1951, in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Harvey and Pauline (Heintzelman) Mack.

He graduated from the former Slatington High School in 1970.

He was employed by American Nickeloid Company, Walnutport, in various positions for 35 years until retiring in January 2011.

A member of the Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli, he enjoyed the outdoors, nature and old cars.

Timothy E. Reichard

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owner of Reichard Trucking Co.

Timothy E. Reichard, 52, of Neffs, formerly of Germansville, died May 17, 2013, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, shortly after the motorcycle he and his female companion were riding was hit by a sport utility vehicle in Washington Township.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Robert E. Reichard of Grand Blanc, Mich. and the late Pauletta J. (Utt) Reichard.

He was the owner and operator of the Reichard Trucking Co., Germansville, since 2009.

Prior to that, he was employed by the former Lamar Haas Trucking Co., Slatedale.

Dorothy M. Werley

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned former Werley's Restaurant

Dorothy M. Werley, 79, of Schnecksville, formerly of New Tripoli, died May 10, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Gordon W. "Flash" Werley.

Born April 1, 1934, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lula (Reppert) Braim.

She was co-owner with her husband of the former Werley's Restaurant, New Tripoli, for 13 years before retiring.

She was a former volunteer at Community Fire Co. No. 1, Schnecksville.

Vera A. Marshall

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owned former Bag of Flowers

Vera A. Marshall, 79, formerly of Allentown, died May 10, 2013, in the home of her daughter, Beth A. Joseph, with whom she resided.

She was the widow of Darwin "Buddy" Marshall.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Grace (Kovach) Mikylychak.

After graduation from Parkland High School, she was employed at Western Electric, Allentown.

Her love of flowers and gardening led her to own and operate the former Marshall's Green House, Cherryville.

After that, she owned the former Bag of Flowers, Egypt ,and later in Orefield.

George M. Leader

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former Pennsylvania governor

George Michael Leader, 95, a self-described "seventh generation Pennsylvania Dutch farmer," who was the second youngest Governor of Pennsylvania, died in his home in Hershey, May 9, 2013.

He was the husband of the late Mary Jane Leader, who died in 2011.

He attended Gettysburg College, then finished his degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1939.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a supply corps officer on the USS Randolph.

Following the war and in line with his family's seven generations of farmers, he bought a poultry farm in York County.

David A. Peifly

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

1970 graduate of Parkland High School

David A. Peifly, 60, of Upper Milford Township, died May 7, 2013, inLehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the loving husband of Tracy Peifly.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Richard S. and Ardath L. (Minner) Peifly.

A 1970 graduate of Parkland High School, he graduated from the University of Virginia in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

He was the former president of Smith and Peifly Inc., Allentown, from 1982-03.

He was the third generation to run the prominent Allentown business founded in 1919.

Blaine R. House

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

fifth grade teacher

Blaine R. House, 50, from Allentown, died suddenly May 7, 2013.

He and his wife Tamara S. (Guditus) House were married 22 years.

Born in Palmerton, he was the son of Ronald B. and Shirley M. (Sheckler) House of Lehighton.

A graduate of Lehighton High School and Bloomsburg University, he was a fifth grade teacher at Towamensing Elementary, Palmerton School District.

He was an avid Penn State Fan and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.