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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Beatrice J. Gombocz

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Beatrice J. Gombocz, 86, of Media, and former longtime resident of Emmaus, died June 14, 2020. She was the wife of the late Stephen A. Gombocz who died in 1998. They were married for 46 years. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Elizabeth (Chato) Novack.

She enjoyed going to the casinos, playing pinochle and loved to travel with her late husband.

She was employed by the former Western Electric.

Miriam F. Donaldson

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Miriam F. Donaldson, 80, of Salisbury Township, died June 11, 2020, in the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. She and her husband, Curtis E., celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Clark and Sara (Detling) LeVan and was of the Christian faith.

She was a 1957 graduate of Allentown High School and was employed at Lehigh Valley Child Care as director of human resources and, prior to retiring, returned to the classroom.

She enjoyed cruising around in her convertible sports cars “with the top down.”

Rose Nizinski

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of The Willow

Rose Nizinski, 96, formerly of The Willow in Macungie, died June 9, 2020, at Luther Crest, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John Nizinski, who died in 2002. Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Laura (Lipinski) Suchaski.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.

She is survived by daughters, Linda Serva (Louis), Joyce Santay (Tony) and Karen Rizzo (Tony); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to The Salvation Army at www.give.salvationarmyusa.org.

John E. Longenderfer

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

former president, CEO of Lutron Electronics

John Edwin Longenderfer, 82, of Emmaus, died May 29, 2020. He was the husband of the late Carole Ann (Rapp) Longenderfer, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Abram and Elizabeth Longenderfer.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy on a submarine tender, responsible for maintaining and repairing submarine sonar systems from 1957 to 1960.

Albert J. Reed

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Albert J. Reed, 92, of Allentown, formerly of Macungie and Huntington, N.Y., died May 19, 2020, in his home. He was the loving husband of Ann (Pardes) Reed to whom he was married 70 years Aug. 6, 2019. Born in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late James L. and Rose (Placido) Reed.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II with a rank of corporal.

Diane Shotko Jefferis

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Diane Shotko Jefferis, 77, of Macungie, formerly of Lehigh Parkway North, Allentown, died peacefully June 5, 2020, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Dr. Earl S. Jefferis Jr. M.D. for 54 years. Born in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Arabelle (Doll) Shotko.

She was an active member of Calvary Moravian Church, Allentown, where she served as head diener and sacristan.

Donations needed

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

MILLER- KEYSTONE

According to Miller-Keystone Blood Center, the regional blood supply is in urgent need of blood donations as hospitals have resumed elective surgeries. As a result, the need for red cells, platelets and plasma by regional hospitals has increased. It is critical individuals in the community donate blood in order to meet the transfusion needs of our regional hospitals.