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William J. Albert

Thursday, October 2, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

President, L.C. Agricultural Society

William J. Albert, 86, of N. Catasauqua died Sept. 28, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Nancy L. (Paul) Albert for 57 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was the son of the late Charles G. and Anna Heller (Horn) Albert.

He was a retired partner and corporate secretary of Rileighs Inc. of Allentown. He was a former partner of Albert Bros. Florist of North Catasauqua and a former display man for H. Leh & Co. of Allentown.

Thomas Robert Spess

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

owned T.R. Spess Electric

Thomas "Tom" Robert Spess, 57, of North Catasauqua, died Sept. 21, 2014, in his home. He was the husband of the late Deborah A. (Morgan) Spess.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Gerald and Jean (Mohr) Spess.

He was a senior estimator for the Tri-M Group. He previously owned T.R. Spess Electric.

He is survived by a son, Caleb and his wife Katie; and a daughter, Amanda and her fiancé Craig Snyder, all of Northampton; a sister,Toni Hoffman of Catasauqua; his mother-in-law and friend, Carol Morgan of Catasauqua; and many nieces and nephews.

Bernadine A. Gerhard

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Slovak member

Bernadine "Bernie" A. Gerhard, 83, of Whitehall, died Sept. 21, 2014, at home. She was the wife of the late Frank "Jim" C. Gerhard for 39 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Cyril J. and Anna A. (Krisch) Surovy.

She was a table worker for the former Bru-Mar Manufacturing, Allentown, for more than 20 years until she retired in 1987.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, Allentown.

Patricia Ann Webster

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

St. James church member

Patricia Ann (Derr) Webster, 79, formerly of Egypt, died Sept. 20, 2014, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edward F. and Althea Mae (Troxell) Derr.

She was a drill press operator for Hubbel-Bell and Square D, formerly of Fogelsville, for 20 years before retiring. Before that, she was a textile mill worker for the former Sondra Manufacturing, Allentown, for 30 years.

She was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown.

William J. Marsik

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

blood center courier

William J. Marsik, 76, of Walnutport, died Sept. 18, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown campus. He was the husband of Robin A. Handwerk-Marsik.

Born in Long Island City, N.Y., he was a son of the late William F. and Helen (Cudlin) Marsik.

He was a courier for Miller-Keystone Blood Center for the past six years. Before that, he worked in journalism and sales.

Robert "Tom" L. Jones

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

retired truck driver

Robert "Tom" L. Jones, 83, of Bath, died Sept. 12, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Phyllis A. (Ballard) Jones; they were foster parents for more than 22 years.

Born in Hancock, Mass., he was a son of the late Raymond and Margaret (Sweet) Jones.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.

He was a driver for Matlack Trucking Inc. and P.E.I. Trucking until retiring in 1991.

Lester E. Smith

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Lester E. Smith, 74, of Coplay, died Sept. 21, 2014, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown. He was the husband of the late Gloria A. (Traugher) Smith.

Born in Andreas, he was a son of the late Alton R. and Irma S. (Gracely) Smith.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps during a peacetime era.

He was a truck driver for various trucking companies for many years before retiring.

Gregory J. Yudt

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

retired STS salesman

Gregory J. Yudt, 64, of Whitehall, died Sept. 16, 2014, at home. He was the husband of Jenny L. (Gozzard) Yudt for 20 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of Anna M. (Honsel) Yudt and the late Roland F. Yudt Sr.

He was a Vietnam army veteran.

He was a salesman for Service Tire Truck Center, Bethlehem, for 46 years, retiring in 2014.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Coplay.

He was a member of VFW Post 7293, Egypt.

Richard D. Schoeneberger Sr.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

race car driver

Richard D. Schoeneberger Sr., 77, of Bath, died Sept. 15, 2014, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown. He was the husband of Hilda T. (Milisits) Schoeneberger for 12 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late William and Theresa (Deutsch) Schoeneberger.

He worked for Witt's Tree Service for the past 22 years.

He raced the number 16 late model car at both Dorney Park and Grandview Speedway.

Walter C. Buchfeller

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Lutheran Church member

Walter C. Buchfeller, 80, of Whitehall, died Sept.16, 2014. He was the companion of Margaret Keichel.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Frank and Stella Buchfeller.

He was a 1956 graduate of Muhlenberg College.

He worked for PPL for 33 years, retiring in 1991 as administrator of cash operations.

He was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

He is survived by two sons; Glenn and Eric; three daughters; Lynn Rogers, Jayne and her husband James Richards, and JoAnn Tabor; and nine grandchildren.