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Debra A. Kocher

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Orefield Athletic Association

Debra A. Kocher, 49, of Allentown, died Jan. 15, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She and her husband James C. Kocher celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary June 14, 2012.

Born Sept. 22, 1963, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Herbert E. Oswald of New Tripoli and Anna M. (Kiser) Neulin of Allentown.

She was a seafood manager at the former Laneco, Dorneyville, for 15 years last working in 2001.

Burton C.G. Stettler

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed appliance repairman

Burton C.G. Stettler, 87, of Allentown, died Jan. 17, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

He and his wife Ellen J. (Parry) Stettler were married 62 years.

Born Jan. 26, 1925, in Chapmans, he was the son of the late Walter G.L. and Miriam E. (Wertman) Stettler.

He was a self-employed appliance repairman.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

James A. Hare III

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

James A. Hare III, 69, of Breinigs-ville, died Jan. 14, 2013, in the Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He and his wife Charlotte (Feijo) Hare celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in July 2012.

Born in Fall River, Mass., he was a son of the late James A. Jr. and Thelma C. (Brayton) Hare.

For the past 10 years, he worked for Cyoptics Inc.

Previously, he worked for 29 years at AT&T-Bell Labs.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield.

He was a baseball coach for the Breinigsville B-Vets.

Marsha A. Warmkessel

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Weis Markets

Marsha A. Warm-kessel, 63, of Walnutport, died Jan. 9, 2013, in her home surrounded by her loving family.

She and her husband Dale A. Warmkessel Sr. celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary March 16, 2012.

Born February 5, 1949, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late James W. and Joyce B. (Yarnal) Culp.

She was employed at Weis Markets, South Whitehall Township, for 15 years before retiring in 2011.

Before that, she worked for the former Glenn & Co. Imperial Cleaning for 10 years and the former Diane's Sportswear for several years.

Alfred F. Bauer

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

race car driver at Dorney Park

Alfred F. Bauer, 75, of Catasauqua, died Jan. 7, 2013, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus.

He was the widower of Sarah J. (Reish) Bauer.

Born in Ormrod, he was a son of the late Aloise J. and Marie (Summers) Bauer.

He was a driver for Mail-Mathews Trucking in Glasgow for nine years before retiring in 2002.

He also drove truck for Yencho Trucking in Cunningham, was a mechanic for Loomis Armored Cars and was a race car driver at Dorney Park for many years.

He was a member of St. Mary's Church of the Annunciation Blessed Virgin Mary.

Patricia Ann Sexton

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

avid genealogical researcher

Patricia Ann Sexton, 88, a resident of Whitehall Manor, formerly of Hanover Township, Lehigh County, died Jan. 6, 2013, in Whitehall Manor.

She was the wife of the late Burton Henry Sexton.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the first child of Richmond Van and Sarah Jane (Stewart) Spencer.

She graduated from the former Allentown High School with the class of 1942.

Geraldine Kranch Moyer Wenner

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

volunteered at Luther Crest

Gerald-ine Kranch Moyer Wenner, 82, of Luther Crest, South Whitehall, died Jan. 10, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Ezra A. Wenner Jr. married in 2004.

She was married to Robert H. Moyer from 1993 to 2000 and Arnold P. Kranch from 1949 to 1978.

Born in Kutztown, she was a daughter of the late Royce G. Zimmerman Sr. and Marion M. (Schrader) Zimmerman.

A 1948 graduate of Allentown High School, she served on the Class of 1948 Reunion Committee.

Marvin C. Kistler

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC, Neffs

Marvin C. Kistler, 83, of Allentown, died Jan. 12, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He and his wife Eleanor R. (Best) Kistler celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.

Born March 7, 1929, in Andreas, he was the son of the late Oscar Kistler and Blanche (Kemmerer) Weirbach.

He was the stepson of the late James Weirbach.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Employed at Mack Trucks Test Center for 30 years before retiring, he also was a former employee of Kuhns & Anthony Paving.

Carolyn H. Fink

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Carolyn H. Fink, 88, of Allentown, died Jan. 13, 2013, in Westminster Village, where she resided.

Born March 20, 1924, in Heidelberg Township, she was the daughter of the late Henry A. and Vera R. (Hamm) Fink.

A 1945 graduate of the former Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, she was a registered nurse at the former Allentown Hospital for 39 years before retiring in 1985.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township.

Sylvia M. Evans

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Sylvia M. Evans, 82, of Orefield, died Jan. 6, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.

She was the widow of John F. Evans Sr.

Born in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of the late Charles O. and Leah (Money) Jarrell.

She was a registered nurse for 57 years.

From 1950-54, she worked at Regional Memorial Hospital, Danville, Va.

After moving to Orefield, she was a labor and delivery nurse at the former Allentown General Hospital for many years.

She later worked at Cedarbrook Nursing Home until her retirement.