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Catherine P. Krause

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Fogelsville

Catherine P. Krause, 86, formerly of Bowers, died Aug. 21, 2013, St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown.

She was the widow of Alton Krause.

Born in Fogelsville, she was a daughter of the late Augustus and Bessie Beitler.

Her survivors include children, grandchildren, sisters, nieces and nephews.

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

Arrangements made by Keller Funeral Homes Inc., Fogelsville.

Brian V. Herb

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Harley Davidson enthusiast

Brian V. Herb, 52, of Germansville, died on Aug. 25, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital in Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Ernest P. and Grace L. (Bennighoff) Herb.

A laborer in the Lehigh Valley for many years, he also was a Harley Davidson enthusiast.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

His survivors include a brother, Blaine E. and wife, Melody ,of New Tripoli; son Matthew Colabella; aunt, Gloria Bittner, of Orefield; niece and nephew Natalie and Brandon Herb.

Brian A Bond

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed farmer

Brian A Bond, 70, of Kempton, died Aug. 20, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife Riemke J. (Tigchelaar) Bond celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in April.

Born in Lynn Township, he was a son of Marian E. (Fetherolf) Bond of Kempton, and the late Nevin A. Bond.

A 1961 graduate of Kutztown Area High School, he was a self-employed farmer in Albany Township, Berks County, for more than 50 years.

He also was the former owner of Bond Tax Preparation Service, Kempton, for 50 years before retiring in 2010.

Otto A. Gruber

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed farmer

Otto A. Gruber, 85, of Kutztown, died Aug. 22, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Gladys (Dotterer) Gruber were married 60 years on Aug. 1.

Born in Greenwich Township, he was the son of the late Victor and Pearl (Hoffman) Gruber.

He was a self-employed farmer all his life and a foreman for Jaindl Farms for many years.

A member of the Kutztown Fire Company and the Kempton Rod and Gun Club, he was a life member of the NRA.

He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Krumsville.

Donna Marie Watt

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Nestlé

Donna Marie Watt, 62, of New Tripoli, died Aug. 14, 2013, at home.

She and her husband Clair C. Watt celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary May 14.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Uriah W. and Grace C. (Heil) Sterner.

She worked 11 years for Nestlé.

She was a supporter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley.

Ethel E. Stibitz

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Lady Lilly Best Rebekah Lodge

Ethel E. Stibitz, 90, formerly of Schnecks-ville, died Aug. 13, 2013, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late Carl W. Stibitz.

Born March 29, 1923, in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late John G. and Matilda E. (Schuler) Neifert.

A graduate of Delano High School, Class of 1941, and the Cooper Hospital School of Nursing, Camden, N.J, she was a registered nurse at the former Allentown Osteopathic Hospital for many years before retiring.

Ruth M. Wagner

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Ruth M. Wagner, 84, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 10, 2013, in Westminster Village, Allentown.

Born in Washington Township, she was the wife of Richard E. "Dick" Wagner for 63 years.

She was a faithful member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown, and a former Den Mother for Scout Pack 22.

A 1949 graduate of The Allentown Hospital School of Nursing and longtime member of the Alumnae Association, she worked 35 years as a family practice nurse for Dr. Walter Stull, MD and Allentown State Hospital.

Mary Jane DeLong

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

waitress at former Peter Pan Diner

Mary Jane DeLong, 85, a resident at The Lutheran Home of Topton, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 11, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born July 23, 1928, in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mildred (Pearson) Koch.

She was a waitress at the former Peter Pan Diner, Allentown, for many years.

David G. Kressley

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owned former Dave Kressley Records

David G. Kressley, 74, of New Tripoli, died Aug. 20, 2013, at home.

He was the widower of Rosalie T. (Hanzlik) Kressley.

Born in Coopersburg, he was a son of the late Gilbert and Grace (Mangold) Kressley.

He owned the former Dave Kressley Records for 30 years in the Lehigh Valley.

His survivors include a son Joseph G. and wife Wendy Fenstermacher of Allentown; stepson George J. Imbody of Phoenix, Ariz.; and sister Judy Kressley of Germansville.

He was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Catherine M. Riegel.

His services will be private.

Arlene M. Oswald

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ebenezer UCC

Arlene M. Oswald, 94, of Germansville, died Aug. 18, 2013, in Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton.

She was the widow of Marvin W. Oswald.

Born in Heidelberg Township, she was the daughter of Stanley and Mary (George) Kerschner.

A 1937 graduate of the former Slatington High School, she was the wife of a farmer and worked in various knitting mills in the Slatington area for many years.

She was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.