Northwestern Press

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Norma A. Schrey

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

hostess at former Dockside Inn

Norma A. Schrey, 97, of Whitehall, formerly of Tilghman Street, Allentown, died peacefully Aug. 24, 2018, at home surrounded by everyone she loved.

She was the wife of Edward J. Schrey Jr. for 39 years at the time of his death in 1984.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Arturo and Mary (Rubertelli) Favotto.

A 1938 graduate of Allentown High School, she was the much-loved hostess at the former Dockside Inn, North Catasauqua, for many years, before retiring in 2006.

Robert J. Schlitzer

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

forest, park ranger

Robert J. Schlitzer, 71, of Allentown, died Aug. 26, 2018, in the home of his daughter, Michelle, of Northampton.

Born Sept. 5, 1946, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Raymond J. and Theresa M. (Keim) Schlitzer.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War earning the rank of sergeant.

Employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, he was a forest and park ranger for many years before retiring.

Before that, he worked for his father who owned the former Schlitzer Milk Hauling, Orefield.

Mary Yastishok

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

nursing school graduate

Mary Yastishok, 93, of Allentown, died Aug. 18, 2018, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

Born Aug. 27, 1924, in Frackville, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Margaret (Simchak) Kopey.

She was the wife of the late Andrew Yastishok for 37 years, he was killed in a snow plowing accident in 1983.

A 1942 graduate of Frackville High School, she graduated from Geisinger Hospital School of Nursing, Danville, in 1945.

Ronald G. Savacool Sr.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC

Ronald G. Savacool Sr., 69, of Orefield, died Aug. 27, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born Aug. 7, 1949, in Allentown, he was the son of the late William B. Sr. and Crisol G. (Mastoras) Savacool.

He was a car salesman for the former Krause Dodge, Schnecksville, and before that, Gilboy Ford, Whitehall.

He was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

Eleanor P. Schneck

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Faith Independent Church

Eleanor P. Schneck, 92, of Statesville, N.C., formerly of Walnutport and Schnecksville, died Aug. 17, 2018, in Valley Nursing Center, Taylorsville, N.C.

She was the wife of the late Norman E. Schneck.

Born April 11, 1926, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Esther L. (Stettler) Grim.

A rental agent for Winding Wood Apartments, Bethlehem, for seven years, she retired in 1987.

Before that, she was the night manager for Mary Ann Donut Kitchen, Allentown, for five years.

Christopher Ray Hausman

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

2011 Northwestern Lehigh graduate

Christopher Ray Hausman, 25, of Kempton, died Aug. 17, 2018, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Kempton, Berks County.

Born Jan. 17, 1993, in Allentown, he was the son of Steven R. and Jodi B. (Hausman) Schiffert of New Tripoli.

He was a diesel mechanic for R.S. Snyder Enterprises Inc., Kempton.

A 2011 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, he was a former member of Lehigh County 4-H.

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

Jennifer Mary Moats

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Jennifer Mary Moats, 51, of Allentown, died Aug. 15, 2018, in ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Simeon L. Moats Jr. and Mary (Alexander) Moats Christine, and the stepdaughter of Richard S. Christine of Allentown.

A member of St. John’s UCC, Allentown, she was a volunteer at Phoebe Home, Allentown, for many years.

Virginia A. Ruch

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Parkland High School graduate

Virginia A. Ruch, 79, of Slatington, died Aug. 15, 2018, in her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 27, 1939, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Utsch and the late Florence (Foulke) Utsch.

She was the wife of the late Alton C.H. Algard who died in 1993.

She is survived by husband Richard Ruch with whom she celebrated 23 years of marriage in January.

A graduate of Parkland High School, she was a homemaker all her life caring for her family.

Michael Charles Bilowith

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

general manager of Cracker Barrel

Michael Charles Bilowith, 51, of Germansville, died Aug. 17, 2018, in his home.

He and his wife Christine (Eckhardt) Bilowith were married 14 years on April 24.

Born April 12, 1967, in Passaic, N.J., he was the son of Ruth Ann (Petrella) Bilowith of Millville, Del. and the late Charles Ronald Bilowith.

He was the general manager of Cracker Barrel, Hamburg, Berks County, since 2011.

Before that, he worked for Panera Bread in Virginia, Einstein Bros. Bagels in Arizona and owned the Bagel Factory in New Milford, N.J.

Craig L. Holben

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1988 Northwestern Lehigh High graduate

Craig L. Holben, 47, of Kutztown, died unexpectedly Aug. 17, 2018, in Palmer Township.

Born Jan. 29, 1971, in Allentown, he was a son to Herman S. and Karen M. (Pradel) Holben.

A 1988 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, he was a driver for Glenn Moyer Trucking, New Tripoli, and later drove truck for Mesko, Allentown.

An avid outdoorsman, he loved camping, fishing and hunting, but above all, he loved being a dad to his two beautiful children.