Northwestern Press

Friday, April 19, 2019

Dale T. Krum Sr.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

assembler at Mack Trucks

Dale T. Krum Sr., 83, of Schnecksville, died March 13, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Bertha M. (Wirth) Krum were married more than 51 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Norman E. Sr. and Helen M. (Hertzog) Krum.

Before retiring in 1998, he was an assembler at Mack Trucks for 28 years.

Before that, he was an auto mechanic with excellent skills.

He attended St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Ruth R. Miller

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Faith Lutheran Church

Ruth R. Miller, 88, formerly of Allentown, died peacefully March 16, 2019, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, Fountain Hill.

She was the wife of the late Bernard G. Miller.

Born Dec. 15, 1930, in Schnecksville, she was the daughter of the late Henry K. and Rose S. (Resh) Moyer.

She worked in the cutting room at the former Grief Company, formerly Phoenix Clothes, Allentown, for 22 years before retiring in 1995.

She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, where she was a member of the Altar Guild and Lutheran Church Women.

Joseph D’Andrea

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

owner, operator of JD Supply

Joseph D’Andrea, 53, of Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, died March 11, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the life partner of Brenda James of Fleetwood.

Born in Perth Amboy, N.J., he was the son of Carole C. (Graverson) D’Andrea of Heidelberg Township and the late C. Joseph D’Andrea.

A 1984 graduate of Howell High School in New Jersey, he was the owner and operator of JD Supply.

Patsy E. Prospal

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

secretary for former Whitehall Development

Patsy E. Prospal, 84, of Schnecksville, died Feb. 27, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Richard O. Prospal.

Born Aug. 7, 1934, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Catherine Krull.

She was a secretary at the former Whitehall Development Inc. for several years before retiring.

Before that, she worked at Pepper Construction, Chicago.

Vernon H. Bailey

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former state liquor store manager

Vernon H. Bailey, 91, formerly of Bechtelsville and Kempton, died March 9, 2019, in Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living, Boyertown.

He and his wife Dorothy S. (Stauffer) Bailey celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in April 2018.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Titus J. and Verna J. (Heffner) Bailey.

His mother died in childbirth and he was raised by his aunt and uncle, the late Earl and Irene (Bailey) Bond.

His twin brother, Titus H., was raised by the late Minnie and Howard Bailey, all of Kempton.

Thelma Dolores Schertzinger

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

remembered for patience, kindness

Thelma Dolores Schertzinger, 99, of Slatington, died Feb. 27, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late James M. Schertzinger.

Born Sept. 11, 1919, in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Knute and Lillian Olson.

She will forever be remembered for her patience, kindness and loving spirit, and who enjoyed relaxing at the cabin and traveling with her husband.

Her survivors include her daughter Tanis Schertzinger of Ava, Mo.; and granddaughter Tana D. Krum and her husband, Travis, with whom she resided.

Edward J. Zuberka

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

printing press operator

Edward J. Zuberka, 79, of Breinigsville, died March 6, 2019, with his best friend and wife, Pat, by his side in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He and his wife Patricia M. (Beck) Zuberka were married 59 years on Feb. 27.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry A. and Dorothy L. (Foulke) Zuberka.

He was a printing press operator for Packaging Corporation of America, Trexlertown, for 46 years.

He loved hunting at his cabin in Potter county and fishing trips to Canada.

Beatrice S. Hregician

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Beatrice S. (Bachman) Hregician, 84, of Schnecksville, died, March 5, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of the late John N. Hregician.

Born Aug. 3, 1934, in Slatedale, she was the daughter of the late Oscar R. and Estella E. (Zimmerman) Bachman.

She was a licensed practical nurse working in the health care profession for 40 years before retiring in 1993.

After graduating from the former Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in 1953, she worked at Sacred Heart Hospital and the former Allentown General Hospital before concluding her career as a private duty nurse.

Erwin R. Schmid

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ Lutheran Church

Erwin R. Schmid of Allentown, died peacefully March 2, 2019, in his home.

Born June 25, 1921, in Freudenstein, Germany, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Christiane (Frick) Schmid.

He left Germany at age 8 to live with extended family in Strasbourg, France, then moved to New York City at age 16 where he completed his high school education.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Europe as an officer in the Counter Intelligence Corps.

Virginia G. Stetz

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland School District library clerk

Virginia G. Stetz, 87, formerly of Schnecksville, died March 2, 2019, in Rittenhouse Village at Lehigh Valley, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Walter Stetz.

Born July 23, 1931, in West Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late Chester H. Sr. and Sadie L. (Greiner) Strauss.

She was a library clerk with the Parkland School District for 15 years before retiring.

She was a member of St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown, and New Temple Chapter No. 298 O.E.S.