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Theodore C.




Theodore C. Iobst, 65, of 655 Harrison St., Emmaus, died Sunday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Charlotte M. (Betz) Iobst. They were married 44 years last November. Iobst was in the service station business for 27 years, and since 1969 he owned and operated Iobst Tire & Auto Center, Emmaus. Born in Emmaus, he was a son of Theodore W. Iobst of Emmaus and the late Elsie M. (Jones) Iobst. He was a stepson of the late Verna M. (Sechler) Iobst. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus, where he had served on the church council and was a Sunday school teacher. Iobst was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a past commander of Beauceant Commandery 94, Allentown. Survivors: Wife and father; son, Thomas L. of Upper Milford Township; daughters, Susan J., wife of William H. Stoudt, and Kathy J., wife of Robert F. Fox, and brother, Winfield O., all of Emmaus; sisters, Marilyn, wife of Arthur Roncolato of Emmaus, and Dorothy, wife of Ambrose Groller of Douglassville, and six grandchildren.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the church. Call 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday in the church. Arrangements, Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, Emmaus.

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Allentown, PA

Norwood Cemetery, Emmaus, PA


Theodore W.




THEODORE IOBST SR., 88, LAST BURGESS, FIRST MAYOR OF EMMAUS BOROUGH Theodore W. Iobst Sr., 88, the last person to hold the title of burgess and first to hold the title of mayor of Emmaus, died Sunday in his home at 437 S. 5th St., Emmaus. The Lehigh County coroner's office attributed death to natural causes. Iobst was the husband of the late Verna M. (Sechler) Iobst. He was the borough's chief executive from 1958-62. He also owned and operated Iobst Dairy and Bakery Products, Emmaus, for 40 years until retiring in 1972, and was borough tax collector, 1969-85. Born in Emmaus, he was a son of the late Winfield and Ida (Stickler) Iobst. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus, and served on its council for six years. A 32nd degree Mason in Emmaus Lodge 792, he was a past president of the Emmaus Men's Democratic Club, past director of the Emmaus Lions Club, past treasurer of the Emmaus Democratic Club, and district chairman of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. In 1966, Lehigh County Court named him to a three-man commission to study the proposed redistricting of Fullerton in Whitehall Township. Survivors: Son, Winfield O. of Emmaus; daughters, Marilyn J., wife of Arthur Roncolato of Salisbury Township, and Dorothy, wife of Ambrose Groller of Douglassville, Berks County; stepsister, Bessie Jacobs of New Tripoli; 19 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a son, Theodore C., and a daughter, Jean Fowler.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Howard W. Schantz Funeral Home, 250 Main St., Emmaus. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

Norwood Cemetery, Emmaus, PA






Florence was owner and publisher of the Allentown Chronicle-News and for many years a leader in the woman's suffrage movement. Her father, Robert Iredell Jr. was founder of the Allentown newspaper. Florence assumed control of the newspaper upon his death and retained ownership until 1926. She was also corresponding secretary of the local chapter of the DAR. From around 1935 to the time of her death, Florence lived with her son, Karl Iredell Berger, in Highland Park, a suburb of Philadelphia. Florence died at her son's home in Highland Park and was buried in the Iredell plot in Fairview Cemetery, South Allentown.




Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, PA


George U.




George U. Isamoyer Sr.; 85; formerly Mertztown R.1; died Friday, Kutztown Manor; husband of the late Irene E. (Guldin) Isamoyer; assembler, Caloric Corp., Topton, over 20 years, retiring 1966; born Longswamp Township; son of the late Herbert E. and Emma E. (Weil) Isamoyer; member, United Church of Christ congregation, Zion Union Church, Maxatawny. Survivors: daughters, Anna P., wife of Fred E. Eisenhard, Emmaus; Betty E., wife of Charles W. Oswald, Jean I., wife of Niles CQ R. Althouse, Joyce L., wife of Leon Q. Neimeyer, all Mertztown R.1; sons, Herbert Y., Green Acres, Breinigsville; George A. CQ Jr., Mertztown R.1; Edwin C., Fleetwood R. 2; 25 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; predeceased by son, Harold U., 1988.

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

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Allentown PA



Harold U.




Harold U. Isamoyer; 58; 10 S. Main St., Lyons, Berks County; died Saturday, Reading Hospital and Medical Center; husband of Joyce E. (Warmkessel) Isamoyer; worked, maintenance department, East Penn Manufacturing Co., Lyons, past eight years; born Longswamp Township, Berks County; son of George U. Sr., Kutztown, and the late Irene E. (Guldin) Isamoyer; member, Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis. Survivors: widow; father; sons, Dennis M., Terry R., both Lyons; daughters, Penny E., wife of Jerry Keller, Fleetwood R. 1; Roxanne M., wife of William F. Brobst Jr., Kutztown R. 4; Vikki L., at home; sisters, Anna P., wife of Fred E. Eisenhard, Emmaus; Betty E., wife of Charles W. Oswald, Jean I., wife of Niles R. Althouse, both Mertztown R. 2; Joyce L., wife of Leon Neimeyer, Mertztown R. 1; brothers, Herbert Y., Breinigsville R. 2; George A. Jr., Mertztown R. 1; Edwin C., Fleetwood R. 2; five grandchildren.

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

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Allentown PA



Herbert Edward




Herbert Edward Isamoyer, who operated a pretzel factory in Reading for the last 12 years, died at noon yesterday at his home, 710 Chestnut St., Reading. He was 61 years old. Born in Longswamp township, Berks county, he was a son of George and Eleanora, nee Biery, Isamoyer. He was a member of the Veteran Firemen's Assn. of Reading. Surviving are his wife, Anna, nee Weil; three children, George of Mertztown, Carl of Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Eleanor, wife of Marcellius Davis of Reading; eight grandchildren; a step-sister, Rhoma Isamoyer of Topton, and a sister, Mrs. Carl Wagner of Allentown.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the DeLong funeral home, 107 S. Home St., Topton, with interment in Longswamp church cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 17


Allentown PA

Longswamp church cemetery


Clara A.




Mrs. Clara Geist; 65; Hancock, Mertztown R. 1; widow of Jonas J. Geist; died Sunday morning, Allentown hospital; born Longswamp township; daughter of the late William H. and Rebecca (Pilgert) Jacobs; member, Longswamp Lutheran church. Survivors: daughters, Verna, wife of George Schmoyer, Alburtis R. 1; Helen, wife of Warren Oswald, Mertztown R. 1; Alice, wife of Howard Hoppes, Mertztown R. 1; Edna, wife of Conrad Mory, Allentown; sons, Herbert, Topton; Harry, Mertztown R. 1; Elwood, Mertztown R. 1; Earl, Topton; Raymond, Alburtis R. 1; George, Army private, Keesler Field, Miss.; Carl, Allentown; 30 grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Victoria Reinert, Alburtis R. 1; step-brother, Oscar Jacobs, Boyertown.

Delong funeral home, Topton.

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Allentown PA



Victoria Savanna




Mrs. Victoria S. Reinert; 66; Maple Grove, Alburtis R. 1; died yesterday morning at home; widow of Walter P. Reinert, who died 1935; born Longswamp township, Berks county; daughter of the late William and Rebecca (Pilgert) Jacob; member, Lutheran congregation, Longswamp church. Survivors: sons, Solon A., Luther P., Warren E., all Alburtis R. 1; daughters, Maude M. Reinert, Mrs. John Moll, Alburtis R. 1; Mrs. Howard Lafaw, Catasauqua; Mrs. Henry Derr, Topton; Mrs. Herman Funk, Mertztown; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Oswin Jacob; Boyertown.

Schmoyer funeral home, Breinigsville.

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Allentown Pa



Henri A




Henri James; 82; 347 Pennsylvania Ave., Kutztown; died Thursday, Kutztown Manor; husband of Frances K. (Kern) James; married 51 years last November; proofreader, Kutztown Publishing Co. over 20 years, retiring 1968; born Kutztown; son of the late David W. & Lizzie L. (Angstadt) James; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown; Marine Corps veteran, World War II. Survivors: wife; daughters, Heather J., wife of Robert C. Howell, Sinking Spring, Berks County; Erin D., wife of Forrest F. Hertzog, Mertztown R.1; Wendy J., wife of Richard L. Musselman, Emmaus; son, Lance E., Topton; 11 grandchildren; great-granddaughter.

Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, 55 Noble St., Kutztown.

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Allentown Pa



Bertha S.




Freed, Bertha S., daughter of John and Sarah (Sentman) Johnson, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Jan. 14, 1893; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Jan. 29, 1968; aged 75 y. 15 d. She was married to Henry G. Freed, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Alverda J. -Mrs. Harry R. Moyer and Shirley J. -Mrs. Charles L. Swartz), 5 stepchildren (Alfred D. Freed, Mrs. Noah T. Derstine, Paul D. Freed, George Fasbenner, and Willard Fasbenner), 23 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Harvey and Walter), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Hunsicker and Maggie Johnson ). She was preceded in death by her first husband (Henry D. Roth) in 193 3, and also by 2 daughters (Pearl and Eleanor Roth).

She was a member of t he Souderton Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 1, with Richard C. Detweiler and Russell B. Musselman officiating; interment in Immanuel (Leidy's) United Church of Christ Cemetery, Souderton.

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Immanuel (Leidy's) United Church of Christ Cemetery, Souderton.


Jeffrey Marvin




Jeffrey M. Jones; 50; Sassafras Drive, Boyertown; died October 12, 2008, at home; husband of Linda S. (Shade) Jones; married June 27, 1992; born July 2, 1958, Allentown; son of Theodore M. & Lucille M. (Schwoyer) Jones, Mertztown; member, St. John (Hill) United Church of Christ, Boyertown; 1976 graduate, Brandywine Heights Area High School, Topton; truck driver, Berks Products Gilbertsville, 32 years; lifetime member, Topton Fish & Game; member, Pike Township Sportsman's Association. Survivors: wife; parents; daughters, Selene S. Jones, at home; Claire L. Jones, at home; sister, Connie S. (Jones) Ream, wife of Rick A Keiser, Allentown; godchild, Gregory S. Ream, Macungie. Buried, New Jerusalem Union Cemetery, Fleetwood.

Ludwick Funeral Home, 333 Greenwich St., Kutztown.

Morning Call pg. B-8


Allentown PA

New Jerusalem Union Cemetery, Fleetwood


Virginia E




Virginia E. Jones Speck; 72; Orefield; died Oct. 22 at home; married to Stanley F. Speck, 52 years last January; born Rockland Township, Berks County; daughter of the late Chester Jones & Eva Angstadt; member, United Church of Christ congregation, Morgenland Union Church, Orefield; member, Fogelsville Fire Company. Survivors: husband; daughters, Debra P. Greenly, Pottstown, Montgomery County; Sheila A. Holzinger, Allentown; Pamela S. Schlaner; Coopersburg; brother, Theodore M. Jones, Mertztown; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

Heintzelman Funeral Home, 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville.

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Allentown PA



Earnest James




Ernest J. Judd, 79, of 883 New Jersey Ave., Hellertown, died Saturday [Feb. 3] in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Anna A. (Wohlbach) Judd. They were married 57 years in October. He worked in the rolling mills of Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 42 years before retiring. Born in Lower Saucon Township, he was a son of the late Jacob and Valeria (Wasser) Judd. He was a member of Lower Saucon United Church of Christ, Hellertown. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: Wife; daughter, Diane C., wife of William F. Ganssle of Bethlehem; sisters, Evelyn Riegel of Easton, Verna, wife of John Garis in Wisconsin, Valeria, wife of Warren Laubach, and Nina, wife of Richard Geyer, both of Hellertown, Lela Kulp in Florida and Claire, wife of Richard Bauder in Maine, and two grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown. Call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

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Allentown, PA

Hellertown, Northampton Co., PA

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