Northwestern Press

Monday, February 18, 2019

Josephine E. Schwartz

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Salem United Methodist Church

Josephine E. “Betty” Schwartz, 97, of North Whitehall Township, died Dec. 17, 2018, holding the hand of her cherished hospice volunteer, Polly, surrounded by family in the home of her granddaughter Lenore “Lynn” Tretter and her husband David.

She was the wife of the late Kenneth P. Schwartz.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Matilda A.E. (Riedy) Reeser.

A seamstress for the former Schneider Manufacturing for 22 years, she retired in 1984.

Dr. Joseph A. Miller

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

founded College Heights Ob/Gyn

Dr. Joseph A. Miller, 91, of Allentown, died Dec. 19, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Mahoning Township, Carbon County, he was the son of the late George L. and Mary A. (LeVan) Miller.

He loved to reminisce about his hometown and share stories of days gone by.

After attending Lehighton High School where he was class president, he faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

Elinor Groller

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church

Elinor Groller, 89, of Fullerton, Whitehall Township, died peacefully Dec. 23, 2018, in St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem, with her dedicated son by her side.

She was loved by her family, and will be sadly missed.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Malenky) Lucik.

She and her husband Kenneth F. Groller were married 59 years at the time of his death in 2009.

A member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church and the Golden Agers, she attended Mass regularly in the Chapel of Sacred Heart, St. Luke’s Hospital.

Donna L. Neff

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Salem United Methodist Church

Donna L. Neff, 67, of Slatington, died Dec. 19, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Palmerton.

She was the wife of Richard D. Neff.

Born Dec. 14, 1951, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Harry S. and Arlene (Moyer) Lewis.

She was employed at Sodexo, working in food service at Muhlenberg College for the last 20 years.

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Slatedale.

Kenneth C. Longenbach

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

employed at Tyler Pipe

Kenneth C. Longenbach, 81, of Slatington, died Dec. 13, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the husband of the late Janet Schertzinger and Lucille (Biery) Longenbach.

Born May 5, 1937, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Clyde and Anna Longenbach.

He was employed at Tyler Pipe, Macungie, before retiring.

His survivors include daughters June M. Womer of Hanover Township, Tana D. Krum of Slatington; siblings Franklin, Carl, Dennis and Marlene; six grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by sons Randy and Joseph.

Arnav Krishna

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

junior at Moravian Academy

When 16-year-old Arnav Krishna arrived home, he was greeted by a cheering crowd of nearly 100 people.

Unfortunately, his journey didn’t come after achieving his dream of winning an Olympic gold medal in cycling.

But the trip followed a training regimen every bit as arduous, and the cheers were every bit as genuine, as a post-Olympic parade.

Arnav, who passed away after a two-year battle against cancer, spent his last week celebrating life with friends and family.

Robert C. Nester

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Penn State Alumni Association

Robert C. Nester, 55, of Allentown, was stricken Dec. 6, 2018, while hunting with his friends in Montrose.

He and his wife Lynn A. (Jones) Nester celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in July

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Raymond H. and Ethel R. (Bauman) Nester.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgy from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Engineering degree in material science engineering from Lehigh University.

A metallurgical service engineer, he was employed by ArcelorMittal of Steelton, Dauphin County.

George F. Sasara

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

George F. Sasara, 92, of Orefield, died Dec. 16, 2018.

The loving husband of Mary C. (Hutnyan) Sasara, the couple was married 67 years in July.

Born May 23, 1926, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary (Plescatch) Czaczara.

He was a graduate of the former South Whitehall High School.

A veteran of WWII, having honorably served in the Army Air Corps., he attained the rank of staff sergeant.

He was a member of the 9th Flight Squadron, 49th group, stationed in Chitose, Japan.

John Paul LeCompte Sr.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

known as the ‘spice man’

John Paul LeCompte Sr., 69, of South Whitehall, died Dec. 15, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

The beloved husband of Kathleen (Heltzel) LeCompte, the couple was married more than 43 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Kline) LeCompte.

A 1967 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School and a 1972 graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, he worked in sales for more than 40 years in the packaging, janitorial and restaurant supply industry for various companies.