East Penn Press

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Randall J. Schmoyer

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

PennDOT equipment operator

Randall J. Schmoyer, 66, of Alburtis, died May 13, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Susan D. (Wetzel) Schmoyer. They celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in December 2018. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Thomas S. and Viola B. (Hilbert) Schmoyer.

He was an equipment operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for over 33 years, retiring in 2006.

He was a member of Breinigsville VFW, Alburtis Rod and Gun Club, Tall Maples Hunting Cabin and life member of Emaus Fire Company Social Club.

Nancy L. Guth

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Emmaus

Nancy L. (Hensinger) Guth, died May 16, 2019, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Leonard E. Guth. Born in Emmaus, she was a daughter of Harold Hensinger and LaRue (Adams) Hensinger Dankel.

She worked as a radiologic technologist at Sacred Heart Hospital from 1956 to 1963, and then returned to work there from 1978 until retirement. Upon retirement, she and her husband moved to Delaware where she was a volunteer at Bayhealth-Kent General.

Carl B. Martrich

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Carl Burton Martrich, 86, of Salisbury Township, died peacefully May 10, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Lenore (Koehler) Martrich for 66 years prior to her death in February of 2017.

He is survived by daughters, Linda and her husband, Ralph Schaffer, Karen Porter, Tami and her husband, Harry Ahlum; grandchildren, Nicole and Kirk; three great-grandchildren and faithful cat, Happy. He was predeceased by a son, Terrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Margaret F. Papsun

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Margaret F. (Kern) Papsun, 93, of East Texas Road, Allentown, Lower Macungie Township, died May 17, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late John M. Papsun who died in 1995. Born in Oahu, Hawaii, she was a daughter of the late George Sr. and Mae (Teryua) Kern.

She was employed as a seamstress/machine operator by Schneider Manufacturing, Allentown, where she also was a fashion model

She attended St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

Gordon Bender

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mack Trucks employee

Gordon “Gordy” Bender, 101, died peacefully in his sleep May 16, 2019. He was the husband of the late Helen (Burnell) Bender. They were married for 57 years. He was the son of the late William and Lotte Bender. He grew up in Catasauqua and raised his family in Emmaus.

He worked for Mack Trucks from the age of 18 until his retirement. He was proud of his work helping to organize the UAW and serving as a shop steward for many years.

He served in the U.S. Army, a Master Sergeant veteran of World War II, in the South Pacific.

Shirley C. Lentz

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescosville

Shirley C. Lentz, 85, of Wescosville, died May 9, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the beloved wife of Joseph S. Lentz. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary April 4. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Henry N. and Lilian M. (DeLong) Fegley.

She was a 1951 graduate of Allentown High School and worked for a couple of years as a dental assistant for the late Dr. Robert Minogue in Allentown.

Robert F. Thomas

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescosville

Robert F. Thomas, 95, of Wescosville, died May 4, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Quakertown. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan (Riegel) Thomas for 62 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late James A. and Mary (Spear) Thomas.

He was a 1941 graduate of Allentown High School.

He was a World War II veteran in George Patton’s 3rd Army, including the Battle of the Bulge with the 26th Infantry Division.

He was the assistant purchasing agent for Essroc Corp. for 32 years.

David Robertson

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Alburtis

David Robertson, 80, of Rotonda West, Fla., formerly of Alburtis, died peacefully May 5, 2019, at Tidewell Hospice, Port Charlotte, Fla., with his family by his side. He was a loving and devoted husband to Phyllis Robertson for 47 years. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he was a son of the late John and Frances (Aitken) Robertson.

He was a sales representative for Mack Trucks for 20 years.

He was a communicant of Community Presbyterian Church in Englewood, Fla. and previously was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.

Sandra L. Hausknecht

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Sandra L. (Bowen) Hausknecht, 71, of Emmaus, died May 9, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Robert P. Hausknecht. They were married for 52 years. Born in Sayre, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Janet (Westbrook) Bowen.

She worked in international sales for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. for over 30 years, retiring in 2008.

She was an active member of Church of the Good Shepherd U.C.C., Alburtis, where she was active with the crafters group and was a member of the handbell choir.

Jeanette I. Gehman

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Jeanette I. (Arnold) Gehman, 83, of Alburtis, died May 10, 2019. She was the wife of the late Paul A. Gehman. Born in Cazenovia, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Homer F. and Ione C. (Collins) Arnold.

She worked as a clerk and assisted with the catering for Frey’s Country Store, Alburtis and prior to that she worked for General Seating, Topton.