Northwestern Press

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Robert C. Diehl

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Precision Roll Grinders

Robert C. Diehl, 84, of Macungie, died Oct. 27, 2018, in his home.

He and his wife Edna G. (Peters) Diehl were married 64 years.

Born Oct. 3, 1934, in Hancock, Berks County, he was the son of the late Clarence I. and Elsie (Gracely) Diehl.

He was employed in the shipping and receiving department of Precision Roll Grinders, Chapmans, for 14 years before retiring in 1995.

Before that. he worked for the former Schoeneck Farms, Macungie, for 31 years.

Talon K. Scriptunas

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

everyone’s Little Hero

Talon K. Scriptunas, 13, of Breinigsville, died Nov. 2, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in York, he was the son of Gohan B. and Gwen J. (Comella) Scriptunas.

A foodie, he enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his family and friends.

He was a very strong boy, a gentle soul, kind, honest and was everyone’s Little Hero. He was an inspiration to all.

Martha R. Bizousky

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

avid gardener

Martha R. Bizousky, 93, of Schnecksville, formerly of Palmerton, died Nov. 1, 2018, in the home of her daughter, Debra.

She was the wife of the late Stanley C. Bizousky.

Born Nov. 15, 1924, in Palmerton, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Helena (Hudec) Duyka.

She was a sewing machine operator in the Palmerton area for many years before retiring.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Palmerton.

Having a love of nature and the outdoors, she was an avid gardener.

Vicki Ann Snyder

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Lady Lillie Best Rebekah Lodge

Vicki Ann Snyder, 47, of Schnecksville, died Oct. 31, 2018, in her home.

Born Oct. 6, 1971, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Diane R. (Shook) Fries with whom she resided and the late Dwight H. Snyder, who died Oct. 21.

She was a day care aide before the long illness she endured.

She was a member of Lady Lillie Best Rebekah Lodge 222, Schnecksville and a member and former volunteer of Community Fire Co. No. 1, Schnecksville.

Richard A. Bowman

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

incorporator of Forgotten Felines and Fidos

Richard A. Bowman, 76, of Pen Argyl, died tragically in a vehicle accident on Route 248 in Walnutport, on the morning of Nov. 2, 2018.

He and his wife Susan A. (Jarrett) Bowman celebrated 46 years of marriage in July.

Born April 8 1942, in Sandusky, Ohio, he was a son of the late Arlington and Patricia (O’Reilly) Bowman.

A 1960 graduate of Parkland High School, he later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Stroudsburg State College.

Wyatt S. Newhard His strength brought out the best in the Northwestern community

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Wyatt S. Newhard, 14, of New Tripoli, died Nov. 3, 2018, in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after an 11-year battle with neuroblastoma.

Born Sept. 14, 2004, in Allentown, he was the son of Michael S. and Sarah M. (Evert) Newhard with whom he resided.

Wyatt was an eighth-grade student at the Northwestern Lehigh Middle School.

He was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Ziegels Union Church, Breinigsville.

Wyatt loved to play basketball and soccer, and was an avid hunter.

Concetta M. Weikel

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Francis of Assisi

Concetta M. “Connie” Weikel, 97, of Allentown, died Oct. 26, 2018, at home.

She and her late husband Claude H. Weikel were married more than 63 years.

Born in Benevento, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Jiulia (Barricella) Palatella.

Before retiring in the early 1980s, she was an assembler for Western Electric and Lucent.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Allentown.

Dwight H. Snyder

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union Lutheran Church

Dwight H. Snyder, 67, of Schnecksville, died Oct. 21, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born Sept. 13, 1951, in Allentown, he was the son of Marion L. (Hausman) Snyder of Schnecksville and the late Clifford C. Snyder.

He owned and operated the former Snyder’s Auto Repair, Schnecksville, for many years before retiring.

Before that, he worked in oil and gas exploration for Western Geophysical Corp. for several years.

He was a member of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, and I.O.O.F. 192, Schnecksville.