Northwestern Press

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Kevin A. Schaffer

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ontelaunee Rod, Gun Club

Kevin A. Schaffer, 54, of Germansville, died Aug. 2, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born Dec. 27, 1963, in Allentown, he was the son of Paul E. and Shirley A. (Beil) Schaffer of Coplay.

He was the co-owner of ISS Fuel Sales and Service Inc., Germansville for 14 years before retiring.

Before that, he was employed at Mack Trucks Inc., Loikits Industrial Services and Iron Head Inc.

An automobile enthusiast, he was a member of the Ontelaunee Region Car Club and the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Barbara G. Ahlert

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Canada

Barbara G. Ahlert, 85, of Kempton, formerly of Buttzville, N.J., died July 28, 2018 at home.

Born in Copper Cliff Ontario, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Charles K. and Charlotte G. (Haight) Aldrich.

She was a 1951 graduate of Belvidere High School, Belvidere, N.J.

Her survivors include sons Michael David (Charis Lindrooth) Ahlert at home, and William King (Karen) Ahlert of Shimerville; daughter Christi Ann VanHorn of Green Lane; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Cheri Saunders of Quakertown.

Keith A. Whitaker

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John’s UCC

Keith A. Whitaker, 64, of North Whitehall Township, died July 23, 2018, after being stricken while vacationing on an Alaskan cruise.

He and his wife Deborah J. (Newhard) Whitaker were married 32 years.

Born Oct. 21, 1953, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Walter S. Sr. and Dorothy E. (Zettlemoyer) Whitaker.

A master plumber, he was employed at the former Yorgey Supply Co., Schnecksville, and Tim Beil Plumbing, Laurys Station, before retiring.

Edna A. Holderman

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

great-great-grandmother

Edna A. Holderman, 89, of Ormrod, died Aug. 6, 2018, in her home.

She was the wife of the late Harry T. Holderman Jr.

Born Oct. 7, 1928, in South Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late Charles J. and Minnie M. (Hausman) Kistler.

She was a packer at the former Sondra Mfg., Allentown, for many years before focusing on rearing her children.

Marvin M. Muth

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Christ’s Church at Lowhill

Marvin M. Muth, 74, of Germansville, died on July 25, 2018, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Berdine E. (Wanamaker) Muth.

Born March 6, 1944, in Heidelberg Township, he was the son of the late Fred and Bertha M. (Zettlemoyer) Muth.

He was a lead operator at Geo Chemicals Inc., South Whitehall Township for 35 years before retiring in 2009.

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

Barbara Lynn Schleicher

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

teacher, literacy tutor

Barbara Lynn Schleicher, 62, of Haymarket, Va., and Allentown, died July 15, 2018, peacefully at home following a courageous 13-year battle with cancer.

Born in Reading, she was a daughter of Jean H. Lubas of Blandon, and the late Walter Lubas Jr.

She is survived by her husband, David, of Haymarket; daughters Karen Jordan, wife of Richard Jordan, of Sinking Spring, Kristen Gajewski, wife of TJ Gajewski, of Wyomissing, and Janelle Schleicher of Baltimore, Md.; and four precious grandchildren.

Jay H. Fasnacht

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship

Jay H. Fasnacht, 82, of Macungie, died peacefully July 27, 2018, at home.

He was the loving husband of Marian Louise (Wolgemuth) Fasnacht for 60 years last October.

Born on Aug. 20, 1935, in East Cocalico Township, he was a son of the late Alvin S. and Esther (Showalter) Fasnacht.

He graduated from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1962.

Sherwood G. Rabenold

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Air Products

Sherwood G. Rabenold, 89, of Whitehall, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who by His shed blood had paid the penalty for all his sins and provided His imputed righteousness to reconcile him to a Holy God, and as promised, eternal life, on July 29, 2018.

Born July 19, 1929, in Easton, he was the only child of the late Charles E. and Evelyn K. (Purdy) Rabenold.

He and his wife Dorothy Ann (Crouch) Rabenold were married 62 years.

Lori A. Loch

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

head cook at Schnecksville Elementary

Lori A. Loch, 56, of Schnecksville, died on July 22, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem.

She and her husband David A. Loch were married 12 years this month.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Beatrice (Otto) Gross.

She worked for the Parkland School District in various positions for 22 years, most recently as head cook at Schnecksville Elementary School.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Seiberlingsville, where she was the Sunday School treasurer.

Mary Jane Kunkel

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ebenezer UCC

Mary Jane Kunkel, 87, of Germansville, died July 26, 2018, in her home.

She was the wife of the late Dale E. Kunkel.

Born March 14, 1931, in Heidelberg Township, she was the daughter of the late Edgar P. and Laura I. (Walter) Hunsicker.

Before retiring, she assisted her husband in the operation of their family farms in Germansville and New Tripoli.

She was a member Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.