Northwestern Press

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Scott Thomas White

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

employed by construction companies

Scott Thomas White, 37, of Palmerton, formerly Slatington and Whitehall, died Oct. 21, 2018, in South Whitehall Township.

He was the husband of Beth A. (Schmoyer) White of Slatington.

Born Aug. 1, 1981, in Allentown, he was the son of Cheryl A. (David) White-Lee of Mason City, Iowa, and the late Robert J.H. White Sr.

He was the stepson of Delbert A. Lee.

Katherine M. Danish

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Hope Lutheran Church

Katherine M. Danish, 57, of Slatington, died on Oct. 22, 2018, in her home.

She and her husband William A. Danish Jr. were married 30 years.

Born April 18, 1961, in Bethlehem, Lehigh County, she was a daughter of the late John and Gladys (Rice) Bergeris.

She was a prekindergarten teacher at Park Avenue Kids Korner, Neffs, for the last seven years.

Before that, she worked at Union Church Pre-School, Neffs, and Guardian Life Insurance Co., Bethlehem.

She attended Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

Carol B. Garrett

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

wrote for the Parkland Press

Carol B. “Casey” Garrett, 70, of Breinigsville, died Oct. 17, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

She and her husband, Daniel R. Garrett, would have been married for 48 years on Feb. 1, 2019.

Born in Havre de Grace, Md., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Kathleen (Moffit) Burns.

She began her career as a research assistant for the Library of Congress, taught at Central Catholic High School, ran a day care from her home, had her real estate license and retired in 2013 as an associate director from Family Answers.

Charles J. Kahler

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker

Charles J. Kahler, 90, of Cabot, Ariz., died on Oct. 18, 2018.

He was the husband of the late Joan M. (McGinley) Kahler.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles and Rose (Lipovsky) Kahler.

A graduate of Central Catholic High School, Allentown, before retiring, he was a freight inspector for Associated Transport, Mushroom Trucking and St. Johnsbury trucking companies.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1948-52.

A member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield, he was also a former member of the Knights of Columbus.

Evan Schaffer

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

strong, compassionate, fun-loving boy

Evan Schaffer, 11, from Breinigsville, died on Oct. 11, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of David S. and Beth A. (Leyden) Schaffer of Breinigsville.

He was a strong, compassionate and fun loving boy who will be missed by both family and friends.

He was a protective older brother, always watching out for his younger sisters whom he loved dearly.

He enjoyed all sports and played soccer and basketball.

He loved riding his four-wheeler and picking up his sisters from the bus on his Jeep.

George Henry Hamm

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of New Bethel Union Church

George Henry Hamm, 92, of Danville, formerly of Kempton, beloved husband and father, died Oct. 10, 2018, in his home.

He was the son of the late George D. Hamm and Pauline J. Levan Hamm, of Kempton.

He and his late wife, Gloria E. Longenberger Hamm, were married 61 years.

A 1943 graduate of Slatington High School, Slatington, he was a life-long farmer on his family’s farm near Kempton, working in dairy, field crops, Christmas trees, timber and other farm operations.

George W. Wotring Jr.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

2000 graduate of Northern Lehigh

George W. Wotring Jr. 38, of Slatington, died Oct. 16, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Palmerton, Carbon County, he was the son of George W. Sr. and Cindy S. (Fronheiser) Wotring with whom he resided.

A groundskeeper at Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Trexlertown, for several years before becoming disabled, he was a 2000 graduate of Northern Lehigh High School.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister Melanie A. Wotring and her companion, Donald Landis, of Slatington; and nieces Destiny and Angelina.

Jacob M. Gartner

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Golden Agers

Jacob M. “Jake” Gartner 91, of Whitehall, died peacefully Oct. 17, 2018, at home surrounded by all he loved.

He and his wife Margaret E. (Selady) Gartner were married 65 years.

Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Stephen and Katherine (Etchberger) Gartner.

A 1945 graduate of Coplay High School, he attended the Army Financial School and honorably served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

He continued his service with an almost 43-year stellar career, attaining the rank of command sergeant major.

Bernadine M. Busch

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Francis of Assisi Church

Bernadine M. (Keppel) Busch, 77, of Whitehall, died peacefully Oct. 17, 2018.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Hilda (Leitgeb) Keppel,

She and her husband, Joseph C. Busch Sr., celebrated 54 years of marriage this month.

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

A 1959 graduate of Coplay High School, she was employed by Lehigh Valley Educators Credit Union in Allentown for 20 years, before retiring as the payroll administrator in 2004.

William J. Best

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

fiber optic cable specialist

William J. “Bill” Best, 57, of Germansville, died Oct. 13, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born Dec. 1, 1960, in Cheltenham, Philadelphia, he was the son of Elizabeth Foscari and the late James L. Best.

He was a fiber optic cable specialist for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 375 for 22 years.