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Loretta M. Oplinger

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Hope Community Church

Loretta M. Oplinger, 57, of New Tripoli, died Sept. 12, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband, Robert C. Oplinger, were married 38 years in May.

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of Mildred L. (Burkhart) Englehardt of Kutztown and the late John L. Englehardt.

She was a secretary for her husband's company, A-1 Electric, Plumbing and Heating, Berks County, for 35 years.

She was a member of Hope Community Church, Claussville.

Edward B. Cope

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for U.S. Postal Service

Edward B. Cope, 95, of Breinigs-ville, died on Aug. 26, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Elizabeth I. (Seddon) Cope were married 62 years.

Born in Frackville, he was the son of the late Elmer G. and Mae (Shirey) Cope.

Before retiring in 1980, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in the Allentown area and previously at the former Callahan's Tire Recapping.

Sigmund Levin

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

avid investment banker

Sigmund Levin, 81, a longtime resident of Allentown, died peacefully Sept. 8, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Oscar and Mary (Siegal) Levin.

He and his wife Mary (Sadler) Levin were married Nov. 19, 1974.

An owner of Gentry Men's Clothing Shop, he was an avid investment banker throughout his life time.

He loved watching the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and Sixers but, most of all, he was a wonderful husband, father and friend to all who were around him.

Carole A. Andrews

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired LPN

Carole A. Andrews, 62, of Breinigsville, died Sept. 8, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

She and her husband, Larry L. Andrews, were married 34 years.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Arlene (Croll) Hawk.

She was a retired LPN, having worked at Allentown Osteopathic Hospital and Maulfair Medical Center.

She was a member of Solomons United Church of Christ, Veterans of Vietnam War Post 75 and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, all of Macungie.

Dalton G. Kerschner

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Allentown-West Rotary Club

Dalton G. Kerschner, 91, of Hamburg, formerly of Fogelsville, died Aug. 27, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the widower of Charlotte (Schiffert) Kerschner.

Born in Weisenberg Township, he was a son of the late William A. and Ida T. (Oswald) Kerschner.

His formal education consisted of eight years of study, taught in Pennsylvania Dutch, in a one-room school house, and a one-week Penn State Leadership Program, where he met his future wife.

David P. Zeravsky

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

pastor of Faith Wesleyan Church

The Rev. David P. Zeravsky, 52, of Orefield, died Sept. 8, 2012, in his home.

Born May 15, 1960, in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of Dorothy (Bickert) Smell of Northampton. His father is Richard Boehm of Lady Lake, Fla.

He was predeceased by his dad, Paul Zeravsky, and his stepfather, Robert Smell.

He and his wife of 26 years, Lorri L. (Dettmer) Zeravsky, were married June 14, 1986.

He served the Lord as pastor of Faith Wesleyan Church, Orefield, and was the former pastor of Neptune Wesleyan Church, Neptune, N.J.

Leon E. Reichard

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Morgenland Union Church

Leon E. Reichard, 69, from Fogelsville, died Aug. 27, 2012, in his home.

He and his wife Nancy E. (Lewis) Reichard celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 21.

Born Nov. 15, 1942, in Lowhill Township, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Eva M. (Derr) Reichard.

He was a dye technician at Packaging Corp. of America, Trexlertown, for 42 years before retiring in 2004.

Since his formal retirement, he worked part time for NAPA Auto Parts, Fogelsville, where he delivered parts.

He was a member of Morgenland Union Church, Orefield.

Clark K. Hamm

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed farmer

Clark K. Hamm, 88, of New Tripoli, died Aug. 30, 2012, at home.

He and his wife, Ethel L. (Reppert) Hamm, were married 63 years in March.

Born in New Tripoli, he was a son of the late Frank and Viola (Kistler) Hamm.

A 1940 graduate of the former Slatington High School, he was a self-employed farmer and excavating contractor in New Tripoli since 1963.

From 1950-63, he worked for his father-in-law, Clayton P. Reppert, as an excavator in Edenburg and drove tractor-trailer freight for Ralph Weaver, Inc. along the Eastern Seaboard until 1950.

Forrest A. Hunsicker

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

owned painting business

Forrest A. "Bushy" Hunsicker, 80, of Kempton, formerly of Fleetwood, died Sept. 3, 2012, in his home.

Born in Lenhartsville, he was a son of the late Homer S. and Anne (Guildner) Hunsicker.

He was a meat cutter for Peter's Brothers Meat Market, Lenhartsville, from 1945-67 and later briefly for the former Armor and Co., Reading.

From 1967-69, he worked for the Thriftway Meat Markets.

He later owned and operated his own painting business, specializing in barns with hex signs and also new home construction, from 1969 until retiring in 2009.

Clara S. Snyder

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

seamstress in Lehigh Valley

Clara S. Snyder, 88, of Allentown, died Aug. 29, 2012, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She and her husband, John W. Snyder, were married 50 years in June.

Born in Kutztown, she was a daughter of the late Calvin F. and Sallie (Moyer) Moyer.

A seamstress in the Lehigh Valley for many years, she was a member of VFW Post 5954 Ladies Auxiliary, Red Hill.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Ray Moyer and wife, Judy, of Fogelsville; nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.