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Date: SATURDAY, December 20, 1986 Page: B62 Edition: SECOND < MRS. HATT IE L. BROBST The Morning Call Mrs. Hattie L. Brobst, 93, of 638 Blose St., Bowmanstown, died Friday in Palmerton Hospital. She was the widow of Ralph Brobst. Born in East Penn Township, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Hannah (Smith) Ebbert. She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Dinkey Memorial Church, Ashfield. Surviving are two sisters, Mary, wife of Earl Peters of Orefield R.2, and Mrs. Emma DeLong of Lehighton R.1.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the church. Calling hours will be 7 -9 p.m. Sunday in the Charles H. Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, and noon to 1 p.m. Monday in the church.










Joseph Eberhard died on Friday last, at his home, near Siegersville of pneumonia, aged 87 years. He leaves a wife, who for a number of years, has been blind, and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Albright of this city, and Mrs. Jacob Lichtenwalner of Fogelsville. He was a brother-in-law of Rev. Dr. A. J. G. Dubbs of this city. Mrs. Heilman, of Park Street, this city, aged 96 years is his sister.

His funeral will take place tomorrow forenoon at the Ziegler Church, Rev. E. J. Fogel officiating.




Ziegler Church






Denlinger.-Susanna Eby, widow of Jacob Denlinger, was born Nov. 12, 1852; died at her home in Paradise, Pa., Oct. 13, 1943; aged 90 y. 11 m. Her death was due to infirmities of age. She was a daughter of the late Peter and Magdalena Eby. Her husband died Feb. 11, 1936; an infant daughter also preceded her in death. Six children survive (Henry E., Paradise, Pa.; John M., Soudersburg, Pa.; Jacob P., Paradise; Tobias S., Hessdale, Pa.; Willis B. and Elizabeth M., at home), also 26 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and a sister (Magdalena Hershey, Orville). She was a faithful member of the Paradise Mennonite Church. One day a little child asked her what her memory verse was and she replied. "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." She had an abiding faith in God, giving Him the honor and glory for keeping her safe through a long and useful life. She was a kind mother and her good advice and Christian example will always live in the hearts of her children and those who knew her. Reading the Bible was her daily comfort.

Funeral services were held Oct. 17 at home and at the Paradise Church by Bros. Park Book and Martin Hershey. Burial in the Hershey Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVI, No . 35 - page 734 and 735



New Hershey Mennonite Cemetery, Salisbury Township, PA


Alvin E.




Alvin E. Eck, 84, of 133 Main St., Emmaus, died in a local hospital yesterday after a short illness. Born in Longswamp Township, Berks County, he was a son of Evan and Carolina (Deh) Eck. A resident of Emmaus for 30 years, he had been a farmer before that in Lower Macungie Township. He was a member of the Western Salisbury Church and the Emmaus Nest of Owls. His wife, Sybilla (Schmoyer) Eck, died 22 years ago. One son, Morris, Emmaus; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, survive.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Horace Schantz Funeral Home, 3rd and Main Sts., Emmaus.

Call-Chronicle pg. 48


Allentown PA.

Western Salisbury cemetery


Arlene Mary




Arlene Geist 87, of State Street, Mertztown, died April 30, 2005, at 1:45 p.m. in Kutztown Manor, where she was a patient since April 6, 2005. She was the widow of George R. Geist, who died March 1, 1965. Born November 11, 1917, in the village of Shamrock, Longswamp Township, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Fegley) Eck. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown. She was employed as a tool setter for Lucent Technology, Reading, for 27 years until retiring in 1983. Prior to that, from 1945 to 1955, she was a spot welder for Caloric Corp. at its former Topton plant. Survivors: Son, Russell G., husband of Peggy A. (Dankel) Geist of Mertztown; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by daughters, Linda Lou Geist in 1952 and Mary Lou Geist in 1936.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2005, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 50 Luther Dr., Mertztown, with Rev. Roy H. Koehler Jr. officiating. Interment in Union Cemetery of Bowers. Visitation with the family, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the church.

The Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., Topton, are in charge of the arrangements. Contributions: American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, 18017.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

Union Cemetery of Bowers, Mertztown, Longswamp Township, PA






Mrs. Cassie A. Miller; 93; Longswamp Township, Mertztown R. 1; died unexpectedly yesterday at home; widow of Alvin H. Miller; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Samuel & Elizabeth Eck; member, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Allentown. Survivors: sons, Levi E., Old Zionsville; William R., with whom she lived; daughters, Mrs. Ida C. Stufflet, Alburtis; Stella, wife of Robert Geist, Alburtis; 66 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren.

DeLong & Trexler Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg. 7


Allentown PA.



Charles B.




Charles B. Eck, one of Longswamp townships oldest residents and a well known and retired farmer in that community, died Tuesday morning at his home near Pilgert's schoolhouse, Alburtis R. D. 1, from a heart attack in his 88th year. Mr. Eck was born and resided nearly all of his life in the community in which he died. He was a son of the late Jonathan and Elizabeth, nee Eck, Eck. His first wife, Elizabeth, nee Fegley, Eck, died many years ago. There survives his widow, Sabina, nee Beitler, Eck, one son, Sepharious Eck, at home, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a step sister, Mrs. Alvin Miller, Mertztown R. D. Mr. Eck was a member of the Lutheran wing of Huffs church.

The funeral will be held from his late home on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. All services will be conducted at the house. Rev. W. F. Bond, of Shamrock, officiating. Interment will be made in Huffs church cemetery.

Town & Country pg. 6


Pennsburg, PA

Huff's Church, Hereford Township, PA


Charles F.




Charles F. Eck; 81; Mertztown R. 1; died yesterday at home; son Warren C., died less than 24 hours earlier; retired employee, Caloric Stove Co., Topton, more than half a century; member, Lutheran congregation, Longswamp Church; member, Topton Fire Company; member, Molders Union, Local 117; wife, Mrs. Sallie (Keiser) Eck, preceded him in death. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Estella Weidner, Topton; Mrs. Clayton Blose, Mertztown R. 1; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. William Smith, Fleetwood.

Morning Call pg. 35


Allentown, PA



Elsie Victoria




Mrs. Elsie V. Meck; 78; Mertztown R. 2; died Wednesday, Kutztown Manor; widow of Paul E. Meck; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late John F. and Mary J. (Fegely) Eck. Survivors: sons, Willard D., Mertztown R. 2; Paul E. Jr., Alburtis R. 1; Carl W., Emmaus R. 2; daughters, Joyce E., wife of Linford Bastian, Breinigsville R. 1; Annabelle F., wife of Anthony Zibura, Allentown; Lucille J., wife of Earnest E. Geist, Mertztown R. 2; brother John, Mertztown R. 2; sister, Mrs. Arlene Geist, Mertztown R.1; 14 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren.

Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. B-12


Allentown PA.

Kutztown, PA


Estella May




Mrs. Estella M. Weidener; 71; Mertztown R. 1; died yesterday, Muhlenberg Medical Center. Schofer Funeral Home, Topton. [The Morning Call, Allentown, AP, Saturday, August 15, 1964, page 11] Mrs. Stella M. Weidner; 71; Mertztown R. 1; died Friday night, Muhlenberg Medical Center; widow of Rowland Weidner; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Charles F. & Sallie (Keiser) Eck; with husband, operated Weidner's Bowling Alley, Topton, until his death 20 years ago; then, with son Ralph, operated Weidner's Café, Topton, until he died in 1956; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ. Survivors: grandson; sister Florence, wife of Clayton Blose, Mertztown R. 1.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Call-Chronicle pg. B-9


Allentown, PA



Harvey Oscar Alfred




Harvey O. A. Eck; 81; Macungie; died Aug. 28, Inpatient Hospice Unit, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown; married to Fay B. (Stauffer) Eck, 59 years last January; graduate, National Postal Management Institute; employed by U.S. Postal Service, 33 years; postmaster, 1950-79; letter carrier, Emmaus; postmaster, Allentown, retiring 1980; born Lower Macungie Township; son of the late Morris T. & Eliza G. (Heimbach) Eck; member, St. John's United Church of Christ, Emmaus; formerly deacon, elder, Western Salisbury United Church of Christ; Marine Corps veteran, World War II; post commander, Charles Henry Schaeffer American Legion Post, Emmaus, Veterans of Foreign War Post, Emmaus; chairman, Bicentennial Veterans Committee, Emmaus; state president, Pennsylvania Postmasters, 1975-77; vice president, National Association of Postmasters; member, National Executive Committee of Postmasters; vice chairman, Emmaus Planning Commission; member, Emmaus Municipality Authority; charter member, Emmaus Ambulance Corps. Survivors: wife; son, Bruce H., Macungie; daughter, Patricia F., Macungie; sister, May S. F. Barto, Macungie; brother, LeRoy C., Emmaus; grandson.

Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Morning Call pg. B-6


Allentown, PA



John Franklin




John F. Eck; 78; Shamrock, Berks County; died last night at home; born Longswamp Township; son of the late James & Judith Fegely Eck; retired farmer; member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown. Survivors: daughters, Lillian Youse, Hamburg R. 2; Elsie, wife of Paul Meck, Arlene, wife of George Geist, both Mertztown R. 1; son, John R., with whom he lived; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; predeceased by wife, Mary Fegely Eck, one son.

DeLong & Trexler Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg 19


Allentown PA.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mertztown, PA


John Raymond




John R. Eck, 67; Shamrock Station, Mertztown; died Monday at home; husband of Mae P. (Long) Eck; married 34 years in January; assembler, Caloric Corp., Topton, 34 years, retiring 1985; born Longswamp Township; son of the late John F. and Mary S. (Fegely) Eck; Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife; son, Eric E., at home; sister, Arlene Geist, Mertztown R. 2; stepdaughters, Carole, wife of Ralph Merkel, Schwenksville, Montgomery County; Marsha E., wife of Eugene R. Rothenberger, Bechtelsville; stepson, Rodney P. Kern, Trexlertown; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren.

Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

The Morning Call pg.B-6


Allentown, PA

Berks County Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Maidencreek Township, PA


Lillie Viola




Mrs. Lillie V. Youse; 69; Alburtis R. 1; died Friday, Allentown Hospital; widow of John Youse; born Shamrock Station, Berks County; daughter of the late John & Mary (Fegely) Eck. Survivors: daughters, Viola, wife of Roger F. Bucks, Kutztown; Mrs. Betty Bieber, Alburtis R. 1; sons, Clifford W., Bowers; Roy W., Reading; Richard L., Virginville; sisters, Mrs. Arlene Giest, Mrs. Elsie Meck, both Mertztown; brother, John Eck, Shamrock Station.

Trexler & Hook Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. 4


Allentown PA



Mary Anna




Mary Ann (nee Eck), widow of Willoughby Pilgert, died Friday noon at her home, south of Longsdale, of senile debility, aged eighty-two years. A brother, Manoah Eck, of Lebanon, and the following children survive: John, Pilgers School House; Mrs. Peter Miller, Topton; Mrs. Stephen Long, Lonsdale; Mrs. Mark Sheridan, Allentown; Mrs. Harry Yoder, Mertztown, and Mrs. John Brensinger, Bally.

Funeral Wednesday at 9.30.

Services and interment at St. Paul's Church, at Mertztown. Rev. E. K. Bernd will officiate. J. J. Schofer, undertaker, has charge.

Morning Call pg. 8


Allentown PA.

Mertztown, Longswamp twp, Berks co, PA


Morris Tilghman Evans




Morris T. Eck; 88; 133 Main St., Emmaus; died Saturday, Liberty Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Allentown; husband of Eliza G. (Heimbach) Eck; married 69 years last March; assembler, Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, 42 years, retiring 1962 as foreman; born Lower Macungie Township; son of the late Alvin & Sybilla (Schmoyer) Eck; member, Western Salisbury United Church of Christ, Allentown; past foreman, Emmaus Fire Company No. 1. Survivors: wife; sons, Harvey O., Emmaus; LeRoy, Emmaus; daughter, Mrs. May Barto, Emmaus; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, 3rd & Main Streets, Emmaus.

Morning Call pg. B-14


Allentown PA

Western Salisbury church cemetery


Pearl A.




Pearl A. Romig; 89; Mertztown; died Saturday, Kutztown Manor; widow of Harry G. Romig; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Benneville and Annie (Reinert) Eck; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ. Survivors: daughter, Jean B., wife of GlenRoy W. Rhode, with whom she resided; son, Carl H., Topton; brother, James W., Mertztown R.2; grandson; two great-grandchildren.

Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

Morning Call, page B16


Allentown, PA



Robert James




An illness of intestinal nephritis from which he had been suffering since last Christmas ended in the death of Robert J. Eck, of Sigmund, Zionsville R. 1, Sunday night at 9.10 o'clock at the Allentown hospital. He had been a patient there since last Friday. He was aged 26 years. Mr. Eck was born in Berks county, a son of John F. and Mary Fegely Eck. He was employed as a truck driver by Edwin Fox. He was a member of the Zionsville Lutheran church. Mr. Eck is survived by his wife, Annie, nee Snyder, his parents, a brother, John Eck Jr., at home; three sisters, Mrs. John Youse, Fleetwood; Mrs. Paul Meck, Longswamp, and Arlene, at home, and his parental grandfather, James Eck.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon with brief services at his late home at 2 o'clock. Continued services will be held in the Zionsville Reformed church, Rev. D. C. Kaufman officiating. Interment will be made in the Zionsville Lutheran cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 7


Allentown Pa.



Ellen Jane




Mrs. Ellen J. Fatzinger, 79 years old, widow of Jacob Fatzinger Jr. who died in 1883, died yesterday afternoon at her home at Weaversville, Northampton R. #1. She had resided there for the last 58 years. Mrs. Fatzinger was born at Siegfrieds, a daughter of the late Edward & Diana Eckert. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hecktown. Surviving is 1 son, Edward Fatzinger, of Weaversville.

Easton Express, page 5


Easton, PA

Greenwood Cemetery, Howertown, Northampton Co., PA






Owen Eckert, an old & respected citizen of Weaversville, died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock of complications, aged 84 years, 8 months, & 11 days. Death occurred at the home of his sister, Mrs. E.J. Fatzinger, of Weaversville, with whom he resided during the last 30 years. He was familiarly known to many as the station agent at Hickory Run, where he served a number of years. Deceased was born in Williams Township, Northampton County, the son of Edward & Diana, nee Arner, Eckert. 2 sisters, Sabilla & Mrs. E.J. Fatzinger, of Weaversville, & 1 brother, Reuben, of Brooklyn, survive.

Easton Express, page 5


Easton, PA

Zion Stone Church Cemetery, Kreidersville, PA






Miss Sabilla Eckert Miss Sabilla Eckert, 88, daughter of the late Edward & Diana (Arner) Eckert, died at her home in Weaversville Saturday. She is survived by 1 brother & 1 sister, Reuben Eckert, of Brooklyn, NY and Mrs. E.J. Fatzinger, of Weaversville, with whom she had resided up until the time of her death.

Funeral services will be held at her late home, the home of her sister, tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock; interment Zion Stone Church Cemetery, Kriedersville. The Rev. K. Koch, will officiate.

Easton Express, page 18


Easton, PA

Zion Stone Church Cemetery, Kreidersville, PA


Alice L.




Alice L. Siegfried, 75, of III S. Green St., Nazareth, died Sunday, May 27, in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Daniel H. Siegfried. She was a sewing machine operator for the former Lehigh Frocks, Nazareth, before retiring in 1986. Previously, she worked at various garment mills and worked at Bethlehem Steel Corp. during World War II. Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Latimer J.D. and Naomi A. (Eckhart) Eckhart. She was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ, Nazareth. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign War Post 4366 auxiliary. Survivors: Daughter, Sandra L., and son, Alan T., both of Nazareth; sister, Dorothea Kreimoyer of Kresgeville; brother, Latimer of Palmerton, Richard of Plainfield Township; a granddaughter. She was predeceased by a son, Dale.

Services: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Reichel Funeral Home, 220 Washington Park, Nazareth.

Morning Call pg. B-8


Allentown PA.



Robert W.




Robert W. Edinger; 78; 101 N. Cherry St., Topton; died yesterday, Allentown Hospital; employed in maintenance division, Reading Railroad, retiring 1954; then aide, Lutheran Home, Topton, 5 years; husband of Ethel (Morgan) Davis Edinger; born North Coventry Township, Chester County; son of the late George C. & Emma J. (Seasholtz) Edinger; predeceased by 1st wife, Olivia (Smith) Edinger. Survivors: wife; sister, Katie, wife of David Sterling, Birdsborough, Berks County; sons, LeRoy S., Bowers; Irvin S., Bowers; Frederick S., West Reading; Elmer S., Topton; Howard S., Topton; Norman S., Topton; Walter S., Kutztown R. 2; daughter, Charlotte, wife of Ralph Kercher, Alburtis R. 1; 6 grandchildren; great-grandchild.

Earl A. Trexler Funeral Home, 25 East Weiss St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. 51


Allentown PA.

Union Cemetery, Boyertown


Ruth Orabell




Ruth O. Luckenbill; 90; formerly 70S. Baldy St., Kutztown; died Thursday, Lutheran Home, Topton; wife of the late Paul S. Luckenbill; born Delano, Schuylkill County; daughter of the late Thomas & Olive (Clemens) Edward; member, Grace Lutheran Church, Topton; past worthy matron, East Penn Chapter No. 336, Order of Eastern Star; held several appointed offices, Grand Chapter O.E.S. Survivors: daughters, Doris E., wife of Robert H. Beckley, Montgomery, Ala.; Joyce L., wife of Donald Rohrbach, Kutztown; Faye E., wife of Robert Whitehead, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County; sons, Dr. Paul T., Plattsburg, Mo.; Curtis E., Kempton; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, 346 W. Main St., Kutztown.

Morning Call pg. B-32


Allentown, PA



Clinton William Daniel




Clinton W D Ehret, of near Rittersville, died at Allentown Hospital yesterday after an operation for appendicitis, which was performed several days ago. Deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ehret, who survive, beside the widow and four children and a number of brothers and sisters. Deceased was in the thirty-fifth year of his age. From The Morning Call, Monday, May 23, 1904 Laid To Rest - The funeral of Clinton W D Ehret the milkman, who died at the hospital from appendicitis on Tuesday, aged 34 years, was held Saturday afternoon from the late home near the Central Railroad of New Jersey depot at Rittersville.

Services were held at the Rittersville Church by Rev. W D C Keiter, of West Bethlehem, and internment was made in the cemetery adjoining. The pall-bearers were members of Washington Camp No 251, P O S of A, of Bethlehem, and Washington Chamber, No 18, K of F, of Allentown.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

Rittersville Church Cemetery, Allentown, PA


Mabel M.




Mrs. Mabel Herring, 51, wife of Howard D Herring, Allentown, R 60, died at 10 AM Thursday in Sacred Heart Hospital, where she was a patient for surgical treatment. She was born in Rittersville, June 19, 1893, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Ehret. Survivors are the husband and mother Mrs. Anna Boss, Allentown; four sons, Howard Maurer, US Army, South Pacific area; Llewellyn Maurer, Fountain Hill; Lester Maurer, Allentown; Marshall Maurer, US Army, Europe; two daughters, Mrs. Luther Bilheimer, Bethlehem and Mrs. Charles Hauser, Allentown; three brothers, Raymond Ehret and George Hill, Allentown; Earl Ehret, South River, NJ and 13 grandchildren.

Rev P G Beer will officiate at funeral services at 1:30 PM Monday in the Steyers home, 500 Linden St, Bethlehem. Internment in Rittersville cemetery.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

Rittersville Cemetery, Allentown, PA


Raymond C.




Raymond C. Ehret, 78 of 1735 Ehrets Lane, Allentown, a retired maintenance man at the Trexler Estates, died Sunday in Allentown Osteopathic Hospital. He was the husband of Naomi O. (Lichtenwalner) Ehret. For 40 years, Ehret supervised the estate's alfalfa plant before retiring in 1962. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Clinton and Anna (Miller) Ehret. Surviving with his widow are three sons, Robert, Gerald and Ralph, all of Allentown; a daughter Ruth, wife of Ralph Wirth of Allentown and 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 AM Thursday in the Werley Funeral Home, 46 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 PM Wednesday.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA







Ruth Wirth, 84, of Salisbury Township died Thursday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Cetronia, she was the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Naomi (Lichtenwalner) Ehret. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Ralph C. Wirth in 2004. Ruth was a member of the South Mountain Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses. Survivors: Survived by a son, Dennis C. and wife Debbie of Salisbury Township; daughters, Harriet Sigley and husband Harry of Bethlehem, Sandra Teman, and husband Gerald of Coopersburg; brother, Gerald Ehret of Allentown; grandchildren, Allen, Glenn, Dennis, Bret, Joshua , Danton, Trevor; great-grandchildren, Janell, Chad, Amanda, McKenzie, Haylie, Hayden. She was predeceased by brothers, Robert and Ralph Ehret.

Services: to be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 4 in K.V. Knopp Funeral Home, Inc., 46 E. Susquehanna Street, Allentown. Contributions: may be made in her name to South Mountain Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses Kingdom Hall 1005 E. Emmaus Avenue, Allentown, Pa. 18103. Arrangements handled by K.V. Knopp Funeral Home, Inc.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA



Dallas C.




Dallas C. "Tex" Eisenhard; 75; 915 N. 17th Street, Allentown; died Wednesday, October 25, 2000, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown; widower of the late Mary K. (Hertzog) Eisenhard; born Alburtis; son of the late Charles & Sallie Ann (Schauer) Eisenhard; weight master, A&B Meat Packing Company, Allentown, 26 years; bus driver, Allentown Housing Authority, 15 years, retiring 1999; member, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton; Army veteran, World War II; life member, Nimrod Fish & Wildlife Association, Alburtis; member, Alburtis Rod & Gun Club; member, Ray A. Master, Post #217, American Legion, Topton; adjutant, Sons of the American Legion Squadron #217, Topton; former trustee, Topton Home Association. Survivors: sisters, Shirley L., widow of Lee R. Fegely, Mertztown; Joyce E., wife of Thomas A Biltcliff, Kutztown; Eleanor C., wife of Gary Pontious, Upland, CA.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, 25 E. Weis Street, Topton.

Buried with military honors, Zion Maxatawny Union Cemetery, Kutztown.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc.



Zion Maxatawny Union Cemetery, Kutztown, pa


Pearl Dorothy




METZ - In Easton Hospital on May 20, Pearl D. Engler, widow of Claude W. Metz of 152 S. Main St., Nazareth.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later. R. J. Bartholomew. Services Saturday for woman killed by car

NAZARETH - Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday for a 77-year-old borough woman who was struck and killed by a car while crossing Main Street. Pearl Metz of 152 South Main St. was crossing the street at about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday when she was struck by a northbound car driven by Lori L. Piperata of 3110 Allen St., Palmer Township, borough police reported. Mrs. Metz was transported by the Nazareth Ambulance Squad to Easton Hospital, where Northampton County Coroner Joseph Reichel pronounced her dead at 10:10 p.m. from multiple injuries, police said. No charges have been filed against the driver of the car, but borough police are continuing their investigation. Mrs. Metz was the widow of Claude W. Metz, who died in June 1963. Born in Butztown, Northampton County, Mrs. Metz was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary Koch Engler. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Nazareth, and the Nazareth Ladies of Retirement Age Club. Surviving are her three daughters, Mrs. Charles Diener, Mrs. William Eberts and Mrs. Marlyn Roth, all of Nazareth; a brother, Harold Engler of Easton; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Judd of Bethlehem; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 211 E. Center St., Nazareth. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown.

The Express pg. B-8


Easton Pa.

Hope Cemetery, Hecktown, PA






Bechtel, Katie M., daughter of Samuel and Sara (Moyer) Erb, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Feb. 18, 1900; died of coronary thrombosis at her home in Telford, Pa., March 28, 1962; aged 62 y. 1 m. 10 d. On Dec. 7, 1918, she was married to Cyrus N. Bechtel, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Eleanor Souder, Sara E.,-Mrs. Harvey B. Souder, and Arlene E.-Mrs. Oswin N. Wenhold, all of Telford), 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one sister and one brother (Lizzie and William M., both of Harleysville).

She was a member of the Salford Church, where funeral services were held April 2, in charge of Henry L. Ruth and Jacob M. Moyer.

Gospel Herald





Rosa E.




ROSA E. STACEY The Morning Call Rosa E. Stacey, 84, of Monocacy Towers, 645 Main St. Bethlehem, died Saturday in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of the late John Stacey. She was a clerk-typist at the former Bethlehem Silk Mill and the former Ryan Studios, Bethlehem, for many years. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Carrie (Long) Erney. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. She was a social ministries volunteer at Gracedale, Nazareth R.1. Survivors: Sister, Violet of Fountain Hill.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem. Call 10-11 a.m. Wednesday.

Morning Call pg. B-6


Allentown Pa.



Jacob R.




The funeral of Jacob Ernst, who died of dropsy and consumption at his home on Monday at 3 AM, aged about 63 years, will take place from his late residence today at 10 AM. Internment at New Bethel Cemetery Rev O.B. Sheirer officiating. Deceased was born in Albany Twp. He lived on a small farm near Kempton. He was always liked, was always satisfied with whatever work he had to do. He was married to Sarah Greenawald. The couple was blessed with 12 children one of whom preceded the father in death. The widow and the following children survive: Wallace, Cressona; Lewis, Orwigsburg; James, Palo Alto; Thomas, McKeansburg; William, Trexler; Mrs. Oscar Dunkle, Orwigsburg; Mrs. Walter Lutz , Kempton; Mrs. Oscar Miller, Kempton; Mrs. George Howerter, Steinsville; Sarah at home. The following brothers all of Reading also survive Amandus, George, Charles, and Daniel.

Kutztown Patriot



New Bethel Church, PA


Mabel C.




Mrs. Mabel Zimmerman; 80; 436 N. 3rd St., Emmaus; died Wednesday, Finley Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa; widow of Raymond R. Zimmerman; owned & operated beauty shop at home many years; born Allentown; daughter of the late Henry D. & Lillie Esch; member, Grace Gospel Chapel, Allentown. Survivors: daughters, Judi, wife of Keith Bidne, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Riese, wife of Robert Hoy, Dubuque; 8 grandchildren.

Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, 3rd and Main streets, Emmaus.

 Morning Call


Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA



Mary L.



Mary L. Natale Mary L. Natale,92 of Berwyn, Chester County, died Sunday in Valley Manor Nursing Home, Coopersburg. She was the wife of the late Cesare P. Natale. She was employed by Alfred M. Campbell Grenhouse, Strafford Chester County, and the former Connus Restaurant and Ale House, also in Strafford. Born in Boonton, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary ( Talucci ) Esposito. She was a member of St. Monica Church, Berwyn. Survivors: Daughters, Ann N. Ettore of Berwyn, Clare M. Breneman of Las Vegas, Nev. and Edie Kirkner of West Grove, Chester County, Son Norman A. of Bethlehem; sister Gemma Dimarco of West Chester County; and 12 Grandchildren and nine Great Grandchildren

Mass: 10:00 A.M. Wednesday in the church. Arrangements, Alleva Funeral Home, Paoli, Chester County.






Carrie G.




"Mrs. Carrie (Esser) Fogel, 98, of Cedarbrook, died Saturday in the home. She was the widow of Taylor Fogel. She was born in Allentown. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Allentown. There are no immediate survivors.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 1601 Hamilton Street, Allentown. There will be no calling hours.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

West End Cemetery, Allentown, PA


Paul A.




Paul A. Esterly Sr., 79, of 6517 Cetronia Road, Allentown, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Everdia A. (Burton) Esterly and fiancée of Ruth M. (Schmoyer) Hunsicker, with whom he resided. He owned and operated the Paul A. Esterly Sr. Accounting Firm, Allentown, and taught at Allentown Business School. He was also a bus driver for the former Boro Bus Co., Allentown, for 24 years. Known as "Mr. Christmas," he set up a holiday display with more than 35,000 lights on his front yard for many years, and also dressed as Santa and passed out candy canes to the youngsters. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Vernon and Mamie (Searfoss) Esterly. He was a former member, Sunday school superintendent and treasurer of Seibert Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown. He was an Army veteran of World War II. In 1988, Esterly was inducted into the Allentown District Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He was a member of the original Allentown Patriots baseball team. He was a graduate of Allentown Business School, Penn State Campus, Fogelsville. He was a 32nd degree Mason in Greenleaf Lodge 561. Survivors: Fiancée; daughter, Joy Ellen, wife of Fred W. Stebbins of Allentown, son, Paul A. Jr. of Cape May, N.J., and nine grandchildren.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Call 1-2 p.m. Friday. Contributions: American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Morning Call pg. A-11


Allentown PA.



Stanley E.




Stanley E. Esterly, 62, of 1400-25 Route 100, Macungie, died Friday in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of Lorraine M. (Arner) Esterly. The couple observed their 42nd wedding anniversary in August. He was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service for 28 years before retiring in 1971, and concurrently, worked for the former Robert B. Peters Co., Allentown, now Peters Fertilizer Products Co., Fogelsville, for 30 years before retiring as general manager in 1979. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Vernon E. and Mamie (Zerfass) Esterly. He was a member of Zion Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown. Esterly was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. A softball player in the Allentown area for 48 years, Esterly was honored last fall with the Allentown Recreation Association's Brey Brennan Award for his years as an outstanding athlete. Surviving with his widow are a daughter, Linda J. of Allentown; a son, Gary E. of Linthicum, Md.; a brother, Paul A. of Wescosville, and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Morning Call pg. B-20


Allentown PA.

Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA


Clara E.




MRS. THOMAS, 62, WIDOW OF BANGOR DOCTOR Mrs. Clara E. Thomas, 62, of 5 S. 2nd St., Bangor, widow of Dr. Carlyle M. Thomas, died last night at the Barto Convalescent Home, Portland, where she was a guest 1 1/2 years. Born in Bangor, she was a daughter of the late John D. and Alverta Finkbeiner Evans. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bangor, and the Women's Auxiliary of the Northampton County Medical Society. She was a graduate and valedictorian of her class at Bangor High School. She was employed by the First National Bank, Bangor, and later by the Slate Belt Building and Loan Co. Her husband died Dec. 7, 1958. Survivors include two sons, Dr. John E. Thomas, Mount Bethel, and Dr. Carlyle M. Thomas Jr., Bangor; a brother, Sherwood J. Evans, Bangor; a sister, Mrs. Mona E. Henry, Bangor, and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Hough Home for Funerals, Bangor.

Easton Express pg. 38


Easton Pa.

St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, Northampton Co., PA


Granville R.




GRANVILLE EVANS, BANGOR TEACHER AND COACH, DIES Former Grid Mentor Taught Sciences; Was War Vet Granville Evans, 45, a member of the Bangor Area Joint High School faculty and former varsity football coach, died at 8:55 a.m. yesterday in Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia. Mr. Evans, hospitalized since March 29, had been in ill health for the last year. He resided at 705 Chestnut St., Bangor. Mr. Evans took a sabbatical leave in 1957 but resumed teaching last year. He joined the Bangor High school faculty in the fall of 1938. With the exception of three years, when he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he taught continually until several weeks ago. He served on an LSM in the Pacific Theater in 1943, 1944, and 1945. Shortly after his discharge, with the rank of lieutenant junior grade, he resumed teaching chemistry and physics. Mr. Evans was elected head football coach in 1951. He retired from that post in 1957 because of ill health. In 1957 he received a National Science Foundation grant to study at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was the only recipient in Pennsylvania that year. Mr. Evans was a son of Mrs. Alberta Evans, Bangor, and the late John D. Evans. He was the husband of the former Eleanor Buzzard. He was graduated from Bangor High School in 1931. After attending Blair Academy in the fall of 1931 he entered Pennsylvania State University where he studied for a year. He later transferred to Moravian College, where he received his bachelor of science degree in 1938. During his high school days he was a star lineman and he continued to play football at Moravian. He was also affiliated with Little League baseball. He served as coach of one of the Bangor teams. Mr. Evans was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association. He received his master's degree in science at Lehigh University. Mr. Evans was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bangor, and the Brotherhood of the church. He served on the church council and was affiliated with the church building fund group. In addition to his widow and mother, he is survived by three children, Judy, a student at East Stroudsburg State Teachers College; and John D. and Beth Jane, both at home; a brother, Sherwood Evans, Bangor, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Thomas and Mrs. Mona Henry, also of Bangor.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Hough Home for Funerals, Bangor.

Easton Express pg. 1


Easton PA.

St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, Northampton Co., PA


John D.




JOHN D. EVANS John D. Evans, 58 years old, died at 6 o'clock this morning at his home, 731 Broadway, Bangor, after a long illness. He was a native and life-long resident of Bangor, and until his last illness, was employed as an agent by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. For many years he was a leader of choirs in Bangor and vicinity, and he was a member of the First United Evangelical Church, Bangor. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alverta Evans; two daughters, Mrs. C. M. Thomas, of Bangor, and Mrs. Paul Henry, of Palmerton; two sons, Granville Evans, of Bangor, and Lieut. Sherwood Evans, of Fort Bliss, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. John Lloyd and Mrs. Thomas E. Morris, of Bangor, and Mrs. Griffith Davies, of Portland, and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m., at the Stoddard funeral home, 31 North Third street, Bangor, in charge of the Rev. G. H. Seidel, and interment will be in St. John's cemetery, Bangor.

Easton Express pg.9


Easton Pa.

St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, Northampton Co., PA


Mona E.




Mrs. Mona E. Henry, 76, of 115 Broadway, Bangor, died Thursday in the Slate Belt Medical Center, Bangor. She was the wife of Paul Henry. She was an executive secretary at the former Collins and Aikman Co., Pen Argyl, until retiring in 1974. Born in Bangor, she was a daughter of the late John D. and Alverta (Finkbeiner) Evans. She was a member of First United Evangelical Church, Bangor. Surviving with her husband is a brother Sherwood of Bangor and nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. The Hough Home for Funerals, 207 Market St., Bangor, is in charge of arrangements

Morning Call pg. W-89


Allentown PA.

St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, Northampton Co., PA


Sherwood J.




Sherwood J. Evans, 86, of Bangor, a former Bangor borough treasurer, died Sept. 6 in Phoebe Slate Belt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bangor R.1. He was married to Ellen (Jones) Williams Evans for 16 years last December and to the late Gloria (Buzzard) Evans. A graduate of Muhlenberg College, he was a branch manager for the former First National Bank, Bangor, before retiring in 1981. Born in Bangor, he was a son of the late John and Alverta (Finkbeiner) Evans. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bangor. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Dyle Bray Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Bangor. He was a life member of Bangor Elks Lodge 1106 and a member of Portland Masonic Lodge 311. Survivors: Wife; stepsons, John L. Williams of Hewitt, N.J., Richard Williams of Cincinnati, Ohio; stepdaughter, Connie Treskot of Bethlehem; nine step grandchildren, a step great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a stepson, Ron Williams.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, 314 S. First St., Bangor. Call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Contributions: To the church

Morning Call pg. B-9


Allentown PA.

St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, Northampton Co., PA

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