Northwestern Press

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Carolyn M. Hamm

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ebenezer UCC

Carolyn M. Hamm, 86, of New Tripoli, died Sept. 2, 2018, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.

She and her husband Robert C. Hamm Jr. were married 68 years on July 22.

Born in New Tripoli, she was a daughter of the late Raymond D. and Hattie M. (DeLong) Mantz.

She was an administrator in the business department at Northwestern Lehigh School District for 36 years.

A member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli, she was a Sunday School teacher, in the Women’s Guild, and sang with the choir more than 50 years, as well as being a soloist.

Clara Louise Sanders

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

operating room nurse

Clara Louise “Claire” Sanders, 82, of Allentown, died peacefully, Aug. 31, 2018, in her home surrounded by her loving family.

She and her husband Michael A. Sanders were married 57 years.

Born Aug. 5, 1936, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late William R. Sr. and Myrtle M. (Stofflet) Keener.

A 1954 graduate of Allentown High School, and a 1957 graduate of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, she was an operating room nurse at Allentown General Hospital and head operating room nurse at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center Neuro Institute in New York City.

Larry V. Kulhamer

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

life member of Woodlawn Fire Co.

Larry V. Kulhamer, 67, a lifelong resident of Whitehall, died peacefully Aug. 29, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice, surrounded by his loving and dedicated family.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Marion D. (Lindenmuth) Kulhamer, and the late Vincent P. Kulhamer who died in 2010.

A professional driver for PennDOT for many years, he retired 2012.

Earlier in life he worked in the 5C plant of Mack Trucks.

A life member of Woodlawn Fire Co. and Fullerton Fire Co. No. 1, he was a devoted Phantoms, Flyers and NASCAR fan.

Lloyd A. Hummel

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Lloyd A. Hummel, 89, formerly from Laurys Station, died Aug. 30, 2018, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall.

He and his wife Phyllis J. (Royer) Hummel were married 67 years.

Born Aug. 29, 1929, in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Amos A. Hummel and Edith I. (Knecht) Hummel Brown.

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

An independent real estate agent for 24 years, he retired in 2004.

Nana-Marie Gernerd

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Allentown High School graduate

Nana- Marie “Nan” Gernerd, 80, died on Aug. 28, 2018.

Born Feb. 20, 1938, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Reno and Claire (Peters) Pessina.

Her parents created her original name by combining parts of their mothers’ names.

She graduated from Allentown High School but not without making her mark as an athlete, cheerleader and an avid lover of reading and history.

Shortly after high school, she married William J. Gernerd and they lived in Wurzburg, Germany, at the beginning of their marriage.

Their son, Douglas, was born while they lived in Germany.

Constance E. Richards

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s Episcopal Church

Constance E. Richards, 95, of Kunkletown, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 22, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital Monroe Campus, Stroudsburg.

She was the wife of the late Willard B. “Huck” Richards.

Born Dec. 3, 1922, in Palmerton, she was the daughter of the late Arthur A. and Goldie M. (Beers) Lesher.

She attended Oakwood Friends School, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Lankenau School for Girls, Philadelphia, and Keystone Junior College, Scranton.

She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Palmerton.

Jacqueline J. Nikischer

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan UCC

Jacqueline J. Nikischer, 64, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 20, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Judith M. (Savitz) Mohr Nikischer and Frank W. Nikischer Sr. of Elizabethtown, previously of Allentown.

She was employed in the warehouse at the former Laneco supermarket.

She was a member of Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall.

Barbara L. Anderson

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

teacher in Allentown

Barbara L. Anderson, 75, of Wescosville, died Aug. 24, 2018, surrounded by loving family, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She and her husband Arthur D. Anderson Jr. were married 52 years this month.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Lillian (O’Neil) Horling.

She graduated from East Stroudsburg State College with a Bachelor’s degree in education.

She taught English and reading at Troxell Junior High School, Allentown, for four years before having children.

Joanne L. Horwith

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Heidelberg UCC

Joanne L. Horwith, 78, of Schnecksville, died Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

Born May 10, 1940, in Germansville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Louise M. (Correll) Horwith.

She was employed part-time at Wegmans, Allentown, since 1998.

Before that, she worked at The Lehigh Group, Macungie, from 1997-2005 and as a sewing machine operator at the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt, from 1958 to 1995.

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