Northwestern Press

Friday, January 19, 2018

Susan L. Snyder

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of First Presbyterian Church

Susan L. Snyder, 78, of Upper Macungie Township, died Dec. 30, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frank R. Snyder II.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Christine (Dannecker) Horn.

She graduated from Allentown High School and Abington School of Nursing.

A member of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, she volunteered at Westminster Village, and enjoyed family, friends, gardening, fishing, playing bridge, Lehigh wrestling and Disney World.

Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Dooley

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Nat. Association of Priest Pilots

The Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Dooley, 91, pastor emeritus of St. Rocco Church, Martins Creek, died Dec. 26, 2017, in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem.

Born in Sharon Hill, he was the son of the late Daniel and Barbara (Boyle) Dooley.

He attended Holy Spirit Elementary School, Sharon Hill, Sharon Hill Public School, and St. James Catholic High School, Chester.

He later attended Saint Philip Neri School for Delayed Vocations, Mass., followed by St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Kenneth R. Bloss

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of U.L. Lions Club

Kenneth R. Bloss, 74, from Schnecksville, died on Dec. 28, 2017, in Heather Glen Senior Living, Allentown.

He and his wife Carol A. (Shoemaker) Bloss were married 54 years on July 6, 2017.

Born Feb. 27, 1943, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Joel R. and Helen B. (Rice) Bloss.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War era earning rank of lance corporal.

A mechanic for Billig Trucking, Kuhnsville, for 30 years, he retired in 2008.

Esther M. Richards

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ E.C. Church

Esther M. Richards, 87, of Cedar View Apartments, South Whitehall, died Dec. 31, 2017.

She was the wife of the late George A. Richards.

A nurse’s aide before retiring in 1990, she enjoyed singing, knitting and volunteering.

She was a member of Christ Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown.

Her survivors include a son Joseph of Bethlehem; daughter Barbara Hahn and husband, Gary, of Allentown; grandchildren Andrew and Katie Hahn; great-granddaughter Natalya; sisters Jeanne Stephens and Barbara Grupe; and brother, James Schrayer.

Arlene B. Kuhns

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ziegels Lutheran Church

Arlene B. Kuhns, 94, of New Tripoli, died on Dec. 29, 2017, in Reston Hospital, Reston, Va.

She was the widow of the late Woodrow J. Kuhns Sr.

Born in Lehigh County, she was a daughter of the late John R. and Mattie (Nester) Gruber.

A member of Ziegels Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, she was a former church treasurer and member of the consistory.

An avid reader of mystery novels, she solved a crossword puzzle every day, and was a lifelong friend of all animals, both big and small.

She was a loving grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family.

Donald W. Shive

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Muhlenberg College professor

Donald W. Shive, 75, of Upper Macungie Township, died on Dec. 20, 2017, in his home after braving acute myeloid leukemia for 15 months.

He and his wife, Louise E. (Snyder), celebrated their 47th anniversary.

Born in Hanover, he was a son of the late Theodore J. and Irene A. (Albright) Shive.

A Penn State graduate, he received his doctorate in chemistry from MIT and taught at Muhlenberg College for 46 years, always an inspiring positive influence on students and colleagues.

Franklin Christian Turney III

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Plumbers Union Local 690

Franklin Christian Turney III, 59, of Germansville, died unexpectedly Dec. 29, 2017, in his home.

He and his wife Lori A. (Sulzer) Turney were married 34 years.

Born Aug. 29, 1958, in Philadelphia, he was the son of Franklin C. Turney Jr. of Newport, N.C. and the late Jeanette M. (Wurster) Turney.

A member of Plumbers Union Local 690, he worked throughout eastern Pennsylvania for the last 35 years before retiring in April.

He will be forever remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed boating, bicycling, traveling and sports.

Floyd S. Kistler

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jerusalem ‘Red’ Church

Floyd S. Kistler, 89, of New Tripoli, died Dec. 29, 2017, at home.

He and his wife, Lila M. (Kamp) Kistler, who died on Dec. 18, 2017, were married 66 years last June.

Born in Kempton, he was the son of the late Phaon and Mabel (Sechler) Kistler.

A dispatcher for Consolidated Freight for 25 years, he also was a farmer his entire life in Lynn Township.

He was very active in the Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society.

A member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Jerusalem “Red” Church, Kempton, he was in charge of the cemetery for 60 years.

Nicholas A. Sarnicky

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

student at LCTI

Nicholas A. Sarnicky, 23, of Greenawalds, South Whitehall Township, died Dec. 10, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of John D. Jr. and Rebecca L. (Petrisky) Sarnicky.

A student at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, he was pursuing a certificate in electrical and residential wiring.

He was a loving son, grandson, brother and boyfriend who brought joy and happiness to his friends and family.

A talented musician, he loved to play guitar and write his own songs, making many people smile with his music.

Marion T. Greenwood

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Kernsville Elementary teacher’s aide

Marion T. Greenwood, 87, formerly of Schnecksville, and Bound Brook, N.J., died with faith, Dec. 13, 2017, in Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Charles P. Greenwood Jr.

Born Aug. 8, 1930, in Somerville, N.J., she was the daughter of the late James C. Sr. and Bertha D. (Burke) Stryker.

She was a playground and teacher’s aide at Kernsville Elementary School from 1986-96 and Bound Brook High School from 1974-79.