Northwestern Press

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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.

Clark E. Neff

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Good Shepherd UCC

Clark E. Neff, 74 years, 3 months, 19 days, of Slatington, died May 3, 2013, at home.

He was the husband of Barbara A. (Green) Neff.

Born Jan. 14, 1939, in New Tripoli, he was the son of the late LeRoy Sr. and Katherine (Schmeck) Neff.

He was a shipping and receiving clerk at Nestle Purina Pet Care, South Whitehall Township, for 45 years before retiring in 2008. He was a member of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Slatington.

Kevin Segan

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

plumber for Mid-Atlantic Renewables

Kevin Segan, 49, of Slatington, died May 1, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born May 30, 1963, in Allentown, May 30, 1963, he was the son of Nancy A. (Farnschlader) Segan of Whitehall and the late Walter Segan.

He was a plumber for Mid-Atlantic Renewables, Berlinsville.

He was Catholic.

Harold W. Geiger

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John's Lutheran Church

Harold W. Geiger, 80, of New Tripoli, died on May 3, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Ruth C. (Kutz) Geiger celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary last April 3.

He retired as a material handler and machine operator at Packaging Corp. of America, formerly Commonwealth Container, Trexlertown, for 40 years before retiring in 1998.

He also assisted his family in the operation of their farms in Heidelberg Township.

Mildred I. Wolfe Powell

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland food service worker

Mildred I. Wolfe Powell, 90, of Schnecksville, died April 30, 2013, in Fellowship Terrace, Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late Henry G. Powell and Albert K. Wolfe.

Born Dec. 2, 1922, in Neffs, she was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Carrie M. (Kohler) Geiger.

She was a food service worker and cook at Parkland High School for 28 years before retiring in 1980.

She also worked at the former Wotring's Restaurant, Schnecksville, for 22 years.

Albert L. Jamison III

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of First Baptist Church

Albert L. Jamison III, 51, of Allentown, died April 28, 2013, in Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation, Coopersburg.

Born in Sellersville, he was a son of the late Albert L. and Betty (Sowden) Jamison II.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Allentown.

His survivors include a daughter, Ashley, wife of Zachary Dries of Macungie; son, Ryan Jamison, of Allentown; grandchildren Serenity and Kyra Dries, and many brothers and sisters.

He was predeceased by a son, Robert L.

Hilda E. Steigerwalt

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Friedens UCC

Hilda E. Steigerwalt, 88, of Slatington, died April 30, 2013, in Easton Hospital.

She was the wife of the late Gordon W.W. Steigerwalt.

Born Nov. 20, 1924, in Mahoning Township, Carbon County, she was the daughter of the late Ira E. and Agnes E. (Steigerwalt) Heilman.

She was a sewing machine operator for various textile mills in the Lehigh Valley for 40 years before retiring in 1988.