Northwestern Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Kevin James McFadden

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

real estate agent

Kevin James McFadden, 48, of Allentown, died suddenly Dec. 15, 2018, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of James E. and Carol A. (Grabias) McFadden of Allentown.

In 1988, he graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh.

He was a real estate agent for Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Mostly, he will be remembered for his generous heart, kind spirit and for his love of animals which he shared while volunteering at Peaceable Kingdom.

Robin A. Frederick

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked in food service

Robin A. Frederick, 59, of Danielsville, died on Dec. 22, 2018, at home.

She was the wife of Ralph C. “Randy” Frederick.

Born in Dorchester, Mass., she was a daughter of the late John and Jeanne (Hollis) Mudri.

She worked in food service for several Lehigh Valley restaurants for many years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons Christopher, and wife, Melissa, Craig D., Benjamin S. and wife, Brittany; brother John and wife, Kathy; sisters Jeanne McNeill, Karen Downing and Kathy Spencer; and grandchildren Blake, Finley and Falynn.

Mary L. McGinley

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Mary L. McGinley, 85, formerly of Allentown and Schnecksville, died Dec. 20, 2018, at Spring Arbor of Greensboro, Greensboro, N.C.

She was the wife of the late Charles W. McGinley.

Born in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Stewart A. and Marie S. (Wetzel) Wilson.

For many years, she organized and taught yoga classes throughout the Lehigh Valley.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.

Russell W. Hallman

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

served on Slatington Borough Council

Russell W. Hallman, 60, of Slatington, died Dec. 23, 2018 in his home.

Born Aug. 4, 1958, in Palmerton, Carbon County, he was the son of the late Forrest J. and Louise I. (Hankee) Hallman.

A 1976 graduate of Slatington High School, he owned and operated Hallman’s Service Station, Slatington, since 1976.

Active in the life of his community, he was currently serving on Slatington Borough Council, president of the Northern Lehigh Events Committee, and a former volunteer firefighter with Vigilant Fire Company.

Katherine L. Carl

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Zion Church

Katherine L. Carl, 65, of Tamaqua, formerly of Lehighton, died Dec. 22, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born April 28, 1953, in Washington Township, she was the daughter of the late Melvin C. and Annie Mae (Hunsicker) Christman.

She was employed at Techna-Plastic Inc., Lehighton for the past eight years.

Before that, she worked at the former Paris Accessories, Walnutport, for many years.

She was a member of Zion Church, Lewistown Valley, Tamaqua.

Michael K. Messer

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Assumption B.V.M. Church

Michael K. Messer, 60, of Center Valley, died Dec. 22, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Christine M. (Kornfeind) Messer were married 33 years on Sept. 1.

Born July 1, 1958, in Ephrata, Lancaster County, he was the son of Regina (Hershman) Messer of Lancaster and the late Gordon W. Messer.

He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in engineering, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Lehigh University.

William A. Ebert

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

1976 Parkland graduate

William A. Ebert, 60, of Slatedale, died Dec. 23, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the husband of Pamela A. (Montanaire) Ebert.

Born May 14, 1958, in Allentown, he was the son of Joanne B. (Wotring) Ebert of Orefield and the late William A. Ebert.

A 1976 graduate of Parkland High School, he was a truck mechanic at Reeb Millwork Corporation, Bethlehem, for the last 32 years.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and taking long rides on his Harley Davidson.

Thomas D. Jaindl Sr.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

witnessed two atomic bomb tests

Thomas D. Jaindl, Sr. of Kissimmee, Fla., died Nov. 30, 2018 at his home in Kissimmee Village.

He was the husband of the late Shirley (DeWalt) Jaindl.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Herman and Evelyn (Battley) Jaindl.

He was a parts expediter for Branch Motors for 26 years before retiring.

After that, he was a custodian for 14 years with the Allentown School District.

He served in the Army during the Korean War where he earned two Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Dennis Lee Glase

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

East Penn School District custodian

Dennis Lee Glase, 62, of Fogelsville and formerly of Lower Macungie Township, died Dec. 4, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all.

A custodian with the East Penn School District for 25 years, he was at the Alburtis School for 18 years and was known as “Mr. Glase.”

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Edwin and Ruth (Leibensperger) Glase.

Thomas D. Bachman

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from cleaning service

Thomas D. Bachman, 65, of Macungie, died Dec. 27, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The loving husband of Debra L. (Sherman) Bachman, they were married 41 years Oct. 15, 2018.

Born Sept. 27, 1953, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul R. and Pauline H. (Wotring) Sell.

He was employed by a contracted cleaning service for Air Products and Chemicals Inc, Trexlertown, before retiring in 2017.

Before that, he was employed at Owens and Minor, Fogelsville, and the former Greif Co., Phoenix Clothes, Allentown.