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Richard L. Patterson

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Richard L. "Dick" Patterson, of Allentown, formerly of Macungie, died February 13, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Mayellen (Shahmoon) Patterson. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary last July. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William and Ellen (Sherry) Patterson, of Allentown.

He graduated from Augusta Military Academy and was their champion trumpet player all through school.

He served several years in the Merchant Marines.

He attended Lebanon College as a music major.

Eleanor R. Fredericks

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Eleanor R. Fredericks, 92, formerly of Macungie, died February 19, 2013, in Arden Courts, Lower Macungie Township. Born in Mahanoy City, she was a daughter of the late Otto L. and Bertha M. (Kokat) Fredericks.

She graduated from Mahanoy City High School and was a 1940 graduate of McCann School of Business, Mahanoy City. She was employed at Mack Trucks Inc., for over 40 years, retiring in 1981 as the executive secretary for the vice president and controller at the world headquarters. Previously, she was the secretary for the controller at the Allentown plant.

Peter C. Larson

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Peter Christian "Pete" Larson, of Macungie, died February 19, 2013, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was the husband of Carole Larson. They were married for 23 years. Born in Johnstown, he was the son of the late Hugo and Esthena (Randolph) Larson.

He graduated from Penn State University in 1953 and joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Betty M. Reinert

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Betty M. Reinert, 87, of Emmaus, formerly of Macungie, died February 23, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Raymond P.J. Reinert. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Richard W. and Esther M. (Gernerd) Moose.

She was a 1943 graduate of Allentown High School.

She retired from Spirax Sarco, Allentown after 21 years of dedicated service as an invoice clerk. Previously she was employed as a secretary at Breyer's Ice Cream Company, Allentown.

Glen Roy P. Meck

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

GlenRoy P. Meck, 88, of Macungie, died February 22, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Florence E. (Kemp) Meck. They were married for 66 years. Born in Longswamp Township, he was a son of the late Briden C. and Eula H. (Shoemaker) Meck.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II. He was a member of the Macungie VFW and Macungie Fire Company No. 1.

He was employed as a laborer at the former Macungie Foundry for many years, retiring in 1986.

Lawrence J. Schoepple

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former Allen Organ employee

Lawrence J. Schoepple, 69, of Macungie, died February 14, 2013, at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Eileen (Rompella) Schoepple. They would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary in May. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late James Schoepple and Betty J. (Dorward) Finn.

He was employed by Allen Organ Company for 51 years.

He served in the U.S. Naval Reserves.

He is survived by his wife; mother; son, Steven J. and his wife Anne, of Allentown; granddaughters, Hannah and Abigail.

A. Hazel May

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Harris York, Macungie

A. Hazel May, 89, of Luther Crest Retirement Community, South Whitehall Township, formerly of Harris York, Macungie, died February 19, 2013, in the Health Center at Luther Crest. She was the wife of Walter May. They would have been married for 40 years in April. Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of the late Donald R. and Marian Hazel (Sterner) Richards.

She was the executive secretary to the chairman, president and CEO of Mack Trucks, Allentown for many years, retiring in 1973.

In 1956 she was awarded the title of "Mrs. Allentown."

John F. Grim

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

John F. Grim, 72, of Lower Macungie Township, died February 15, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of Chiyo T. (Tsukiyama) Grim. They celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary this past May. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Francis E. and Catherine R. (Murtaugh) Grim Sr.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.