East Penn Press

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Jennifer Jaye Shumberger Altemos

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Salisbury High School graduate

Jennifer Jaye Shumberger Altemos, 60, of Summit Hill, died peacefully Feb. 27, 2019, with her family at her side.

She was the daughter of Virginia Gersitz Brown.

She was a graduate of Salisbury High School.

Her children and family were her greatest joys. She was a mentor to many young adults.

She had a great faith in her Savior. She was a volunteer for the food pantry in Summit Hill.

Harold E. Renninger

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

president, Citizens Fire Co. #2

Harold E. “Hal” Renninger Jr., 70, of Emmaus, died Feb. 26, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Esther I. (Kochen) Renninger. They celebrated 50 years of marriage last June. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harold E. Sr. and Marian (Wagner) Renninger.

He was an auto mechanic and part owner of the former Renninger’s Citgo and later employed at the former Iobst Sunoco until retiring.

He was an avid auto racer at Dorney Park, Mahoning Valley and Grandview speedways.

Elizabeth M. Seagreaves

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Salisbury Township

Elizabeth M. (Moyer) Sea-greaves, 85, formerly of Salisbury Township, died Feb. 18, 2019, in the Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the wife of Phillip B. Seagreaves. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in June 2018. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Howard E. and Esther (Waltz) Moyer.

She was a graduate of Allentown High School, Class of 1951. After graduating, she worked for Bell Telephone from 1951-1962. In 1971, she began work as a teller at First National Bank of Allentown and retired as branch manager in 1996.

Edward A. Hartman

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former bank executive

Edward A. Hartman, 93, died Feb. 24, 2019, in Blanco, N.M. He was the husband of Margaret (Schmidt) for 61 years. He was the son of the late Edward A. and Mary (Donahue) Hartman.

He was the manager of IVB Bank and vice president and branch manager of First Union Bank, Allentown.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Farmington, N.M. and Cathedral Church of Saint Catharine of Siena.

He was a member of the radio club in Farmington and was an extraordinary Eucharistic minister. He was on the parish council and a member of Men of Cathedral.

John S. McGeary III

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

John S. McGeary III, 57, of Lower Macungie Township, died at home Feb. 27, 2019. He was the husband of Annie (Kelly) for 29 years. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John S. and Ann (McDevitt) McGeary Jr.

He was a graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School.

He was an active member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown.

He worked in the flooring and construction industry for more than 30 years. He recently was promoted to a regional position at Mohawk Home.

Hilda Parsons

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Hilda M. Parsons, 89, of Emmaus, formerly of Durham, Bucks County, died Feb. 26, 2019, in Allentown. She was the wife of the late Charles H. Parsons who died in 2016. They were married for 68 years. Born in Whitehall, she was the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Marx) Yost.

She was a member of St. Ann Church, Emmaus and a former member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Riegelsville, where she sang in the choir for over 40 years.

She was an excellent dancer and enjoyed traveling with her husband throughout the U.S. to attend various polka festivals.

Joyce A. Sancho

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Joyce A. (Healy) Sancho, died Feb. 23, 2019, at her home in Macungie, after a long battle with COPD and Afib. She previously lived on Cape Cod, Mass. and South Windsor, Conn. She was the wife of Al Sancho. This year would have marked 65 years of marriage. She was a daughter of the daughter of the late Vincent and Gladys (Rutter) Healy.

She worked several years for Burns International Security Services as the office manager. She was passionate about landscaping and hosting friends in their Cape Cod home.

Elinor M. Freundt

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Elinor M. Freundt, 89, formerly of Macungie, died Feb. 15, 2019, at Rittenhouse Villages of the Lehigh Valley, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late John W. W. Freundt. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Percy and Anna K. (Kane) McQuilken.

She was the Estee Lauder cosmetic manager at the former Hess’s and the former BonTon for over 35 years, working at both the Hamilton Mall and South Mall locations before retiring. After retirement, she worked part time as a clerk at the former Hess gas station, Wescosville.

She was a Presbyterian.

Larry C. Gilbert

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former PPL employee

Larry C. Gilbert, 75, of Allentown, died Feb. 19, 2019, in Moravian Village, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Yvonne J. (Evert) Gilbert. They were married for 27-1/2 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles and June (Osman) Gilbert.

He worked as a clerk for PPL for many years, retiring in 1998.

He was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.