East Penn Press

Monday, May 28, 2018

Mary E. Thiel

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Mary E. Thiel, 100, of Allentown, died March 21, 2018. She was the wife of the late Paul L. Thiel. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Irene (Paul) Eddinger.

She was a graduate of Liberty High School and attended St. Luke’s Nursing School, graduating in 1941.

She worked for St. Luke’s Hospital for many years and also Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Center until her retirement.

She was a lifelong member of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity where she also volunteered at their thrift store.

Henry W. Diemand

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Henry W. Diemand, 85, of Macungie, died March 21, 2018. He was the husband of Mary (Cole) Diemand. Born in Bechtelsville, he was he son of the late Lloyd K. and Eva (Herb) Diemand.

He was a 1951 graduate of Boyertown High School.

He worked for Roadway Express as a dispatcher for 29 years, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bechtelsville, Boyertown American Legion, where he volunteered for baseball, lifetime member of Friendship Hook and Ladder, Boyertown and Bechtelsville Fire Company.

Kenneth R. Moyer

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

U.S. Postal carrier

Kenneth R. Moyer, 85, of Salisbury Township, died March 16, 2018, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Doris B. (Diehl) Moyer. They celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in December. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Llewellyn B. and Marian M. (Gross) Moyer.

He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving a Purple Heart.

He was a carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 29 years.

He was a lifetime member of the Fireman’s Association.

John F. Walter

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former electrician

John F. Walter, 66, of Emmaus, died March 20, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Ralph L. and Ann M. (Coplak) Walter.

He was an electrician, working in the family business.

He is survived by sons, Phillip and his wife Denise, Andrew and his wife Victoria, and J. Kyle; brother, Ralph L. Jr.; sisters, Polly A. Ziegler, Roxanne and her husband Jerry Fillman and Chris Ann Hamm and companion Richard Brinker; grandchildren, Bryce, Jorda, Channing, Evelyn and Nicholas.

Roger L. Wollen

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Mack Trucks, Inc. employee

Roger L. Wollen, 80, of Emmaus, died March 25, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Louise (Rauscher) Wollen for 57 years last June. Born in Seattle, Wash., he was a son of the late Trygve and Lillian (Skaarhaug) Wollen.

He was employed at Mack Trucks, Inc., for 21 years.

He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Allentown.

Jean M. Eberwein

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Jean M. Eberwein, 82, of Macungie, died March 15, 2018, in Cedarbrook. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Eberwein. Born in Emmaus, she was a daughter of the late Erney and Katherine (Koch) Diehl.

She worked at Mosser Nursing Home from 1981 to 1995 and prior in the cafeteria for the East Penn School District.

She is survived by a son, Glenn E. and his wife, Kimberly; four nieces, Joann, Connie, Nancy and Cathy. She was predeceased by two sisters, Shirley Seibert and Dorothy Stephens.

William C. Ketner

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former Air Products and Chemicals employee

William C. Ketner, 86, of Emmaus, died in his home March 14, 2018. He was the husband of Gladys S. (Strouse) Ketner. Born in Pottsville, he was the son of the late Harry and Pearl (Trout) Ketner.

He graduated from Schuylkill Haven High School and Penn State University, where he was a member of the Acacia fraternity.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Congregation Church, Emmaus.

He was employed as a project manager at Air Products and Chemicals for 27 years until retiring.

Christine A. Rieser

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

graduate of Emmaus High School

Christine A. Rieser, 49, of Alburtis, died March 11, 2018, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Jeffrey R. Rieser. Born in Worcester, Mass., she was a daughter of Roger L. and Joy A. (Hoyt) Gariepy, of Titusville, Fla.

She was a graduate of Emmaus High School and worked at Sacred Heart Hospital.

She enjoyed the sun, the beach, her dogs and fishing. She loved spending time with her family.

Florence V. (Moser) Hoffman

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Macungie

Florence V. Hoffman, 80, formerly of Macungie, died March 13, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, where she was admitted from The Lutheran Home of Topton. She was the wife of the late Robert B. Hoffman, who died Oct. 23, 2008. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Esther (Muth) Moser.

She was employed as a sewing machine operator for 28 years at the former Royal Manufacturing, Alburtis and then for Springford Knit, Bechtelsville, for 10 years, retiring in 1999.

She was a member of Bally Senior Citizens.