Northwestern Press

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Phyllis L. Berger

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

sewing machine operator

Phyllis L. “Cookie” Berger, 77, of Slatington, died Feb. 9, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem.

She was the wife of the late James E. Berger.

Born Dec. 10, 1941, in North Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late Fred W. and Edna M. (Lorey) Oswald.

A sewing machine operator at the former Paris Accessories in Walnutport she retired after 20 years.

She was a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Alert Team.

Darlene M. Laub

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union Lutheran Church

Darlene M. Laub, 65, of Schnecksville, died Feb. 4, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Dale J. Laub.

Born May 26, 1953, in Allentown, she was the daughter of Carlene May (Frederick) Haas of Allentown and the late LeRoy N. Haas, Sr.

She was a member of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville.

A dedicated and loyal volunteer at Community Fire Co. No. 1, Schnecksville, she was involved in all aspects of the social hall, kitchen, bingo, fair committee and served as treasurer for many years.

Terry R. LeVan

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

attendant at YMCA

Terry R. LeVan, 71, of Allentown, died on Jan. 31, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He was the son of the late Robert G. and Margaret A. (Shoener) LeVan.

A past member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Allentown, he was an attendant at the YMCA, Allentown, for many years.

He is survived by cousins. His services will be private.

Arrangements were made by Robert C. Weir Funeral Home, Allentown.

Edwina Betty Reiss

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Jordan UCC

Edwina Betty Reiss, 91, of Coplay, died peacefully Feb. 12, 2019, in her home.

She was the wife of the late Wilbur Roy Reiss.

Born Nov. 7, 1927, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Edwin W. and Wilhelma E. (Rayburn) Brobst.

She was a billing clerk at several doctor’s offices in the Lehigh Valley for 22 years before retiring.

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

Virginia D. McCarter

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Virginia D. McCarter, 91, formerly of Schnecksville, died Feb. 11, 2019, in Colonial Park Care Center, Harrisburg.

She was the wife of the late Robert E. McCarter Sr.

Born Nov. 20, 1927, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Gavin and Elizabeth (Carr) White.

A graduate of Frankford High School, Philadelphia, in her later years became a registered nurse, attending Montgomery County Community College.

She was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles.

Being very artistic, she loved to draw and paint.

Mary Ann Christman

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Grace UCC

Mary Ann Christman, 73, of Orefield, died Feb. 7, 2019, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall.

She and her husband Ronald C. Christman were married 46 years last Nov. 11.

Born Oct. 6, 1945, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Lucy (Constantine) Haring.

A lead cashier in the cafeteria at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for 35 years, she retired in 2012.

She was member of Grace United Church of Christ, Allentown.

Lawrence C. Wotring Jr.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ’s Church at Lowhill

Lawrence C. Wotring Jr., 75, of Schnecksville, died Jan. 23, 2019, in his home.

Born Oct. 27, 1943, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Lawrence C. Sr. and Helen E. (Millhouse) Wotring.

He was employed at the former Pollard Tire Co., Allentown, for many years before retiring.

He was a member of Christ’s Church at Lowhill, New Tripoli.

There are no immediate survivors.

A private graveside service will be held at Union Church Cemetery, Neffs.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at heintzelmancares.com.

Robert B. Geiger

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong farmer

Robert B. Geiger, 87, of Germansville, died peacefully Jan. 31, 2019, surrounded by his family.

He and his wife Ruth A. (Snyder) Geiger were married 60 years last June.

Born in Saegersville, he was a son of the late Charles B. and Roma E. (Peters) Geiger.

He was a farmer all his life at Geiger Farms, first for his father, then as a partner with his brother, and finally with his wife.

He was a member of the Lutheran Congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township, where he sang with the choir.

Janet M. Forse

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

therapist and social worker

Janet M. Forse, 90, formerly of Macungie, died on Jan. 30, 2019, in Luther Crest retirement community South Whitehall, where she resided.

She was the widow of H. Gassaway Brown and Edgar H. Leander.

Born in Binghamton, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Walter C. and Helen M. (Brigham) Forse.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Upsala College and a Master’s degree in social work from Temple University.

She worked as a therapist and social worker in Denver, Colo., Lehigh County and Warren County, N.J.