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Source: Harrisburg Press News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 3 December 2004
Harry Robert Sanders (age; 84) passed in Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill but was residing in Stonebridge Rehab, Duncannon. He was the son of Forrest Robert Sanders and Helen Irene (Toland) Sanders. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and was seriously wounded on August 8, 1944 in Mortain, France. Due to his wounds he was confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. He was a life member of the following; Third Armored Division Association, "Spearhead" of World War II; The Paralyzed Veterans of America; Disabled American Veterans, Post #50; Military Order of Purple Heart; American Legion Post #340, Duncannon; Marysville Fire Co. and Marysville Sportsman's Association; Past Commander of VFW Post #882, Marysville; National Order of Corpsman and Combat Medics; National Rifleman Association of America; and Marysville Church of God where he was a member of church council. He was also a long time member of Marysville Borough Council (retired). Suviving; wife; Delois E. Baer Sanders; daughter Barbara Jo Sanders Stone of Duncannon; 3 sisters Freda May Soutner of Camp Hill, Helen Louise Luckenbaugh and Betty Irene Miller both of Marysville. 2 grandsons and 2 gr-grandchildren.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Mary E. (Leibenguth) Savacool, 68, of Whitehall, died Sunday, February 3, 2013 at St. Lukes Hospital - Allentown Campus. She was the companion of Kermit F. Miller with whom she resided. Born in Allentown, January 24, 1945, Mary was the daughter of Ellen J. (Shover) Leibenguth of Nazareth and the late Harold E. Leibenguth. She was employed as a line worker at Kraft Foods, Inc. in Fogelsville for 33 years before retiring in 2008. Survivors: In addition to her companion and mother; daughter, Lori A. LaDue and her husband, Franklin, of Edgewater, MD; son, Robert D. King of Wayne County; brother, John Leibenguth and his wife, Karen of Schnecksville; grandchildren, Vanessa, Jacqueline, Danielle, Travis and Taylor; great-granddaughter, Faithlyn. Service: Private. No calling hours. The Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., in Schnecksville is in charge of arrangements. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and/or Susan G. Komen for the Cure both in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

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Source: The Morning Press, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: September 2008
RN also operated Catawissa News & Luncheon
Ethel H. Savage, 93, formerly of 531 N. 2 1/2 St., Catawissa, concluded her journey in this life at 4:45p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, in Loyalton at Bloomsburg. Ethel was born June 19, 1915, in rural Stillwater, a daughter of the late Nathan S. and Nettie Kale Hess. She graduated from the former Huntington Mills High School in 1934, and from Bloomsburg Hospital School of Nursing in 1938. A registered nurse, she did private duty nursing in her early years. From March1948, she worked at the Bloomsbrg Hospital for five years. She helped set up the Central Supply at the hospital while working the 3-11 p.m. shift as well as working in many other areas of the hospital. She later became nursing supervisor at the hospital. From, 1952-1962, Ethel was industrial nurse at the former Regal Shift Corp. Later she assisted her late husband in the operation of the Catawissa News and Luncheon, both retiring in January 1973. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Catawissa; Bloomsburg Hospital Alumni Association; and the Hospital Auxiliary. She now joins her husband, James L. Savage, who died, Oct. 4, 1993; brother Josiah T. Hess, killed in the service Nov. 19, 1944; and sisters Genevieve Jones and twin , Letha Paterson. She will be remembered by her daughter, Judith L. Maurer, and granddaughter, Melissa M. Maurer, bith of Catawissa; sister, Grace Kleintob, Huntington Mills; brother, Karl N. Hess, rural Stillwater; and nieces and nephews. "Always in our Hearts." Ethel will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband in the Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa, following private services.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 26 November 1988, Page B38
Claude C. A. Schaffer, 85, of 497 Monocacy Drive, Bath, died Friday in Muhlenberg Hospital Center. He was the husband of the late Irene M. (Getz) Schaffer. He was a lifelong farmer, and also worked at the former Trumbowers Coal and Lumber Co., Nazareth, from 1950-68. Born in Bethlehem Township, he was a son of the late Charles and Alice (DeWalt) Schaffer. Survivors: Sons, Walter C. O. of Pearl City, Hawaii, and Robert A. of Bath; daughters, Jean I. McCormick of Allentown and Elaine R. Mills with whom he resided; 14 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Grace A. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Call 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 19 January 2004
Deborah G. Schaffer, 51, of Bath, died Jan. 18 in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She married to Kevin S. Schaffer for 16 years in September. She was a manager for Burger King, Allentown, for 14 years. Born in Fort Benning, Ga., she was a daughter of Marjorie (Learie) Benner of Bethlehem and the late Eugene Gritz, and a stepdaughter of the late Lawrence Benner. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moorestown. Survivors: Husband; mother; daughters, Hillary G. and Emily E., both at home; brothers, Karl E. Gritz of Allentown, James P. Gritz of Orefield; sisters, Susan J. Schaffer of Albany, Ga., Heather J. Kovacs of Allentown. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday in the church. No calling hours. Arrangements, George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Contributions: Children's education fund, c/o the church.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 22 November 2002, Page B12
Salome E. Scheffler, 88, formerly of Slatedale, died Nov. 21 in Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late William J. Scheffler. She worked for Ambro Fashions, Neffs, before retiring in 1977. Previously, she worked for Edgemont Mfg. Co., Berlinsville, for 17 years. Born in Walnutport, she was a daughter of the late Robbie C. and Martha S. (Reed) Best. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Slatington. She was a charter member of Slatington Women of the Moose. Survivors: Brothers, Clifford C. of Slatington, Lester L. and Lovett, both of Walnutport; sisters, Alma Fenstermacher and Martha Handwerk, both of Walnutport, Bessie B. Peters of Allentown; nieces, nephews. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Harding-Fox Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St., Slatington. Call 10-11 a.m. Monday. Contributions: Animals in Distress, c/o the funeral home.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 12 July 1995, Page B8
William J. Scheffler, 79, of 3713 Main St., Slatington, died Monday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Salome E. (Best) Scheffler. He was a craneman in the billet yard of Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 30 years, retiring in 1970. Born in Washington Township, he was a son of the late Albert C. and Florence M. (Kuhnsman) Scheffler. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Slatington. He was the Noble Grand of the former Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge 624, Slatington. Survivors: Wife and a sister, Lucille Shiner of Palmerton. Services: 10 a.m. tomorrow, Harding-Fox Funeral Home, 25-27 N. 2nd St., Slatington. Call 7-8 p.m. today.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 14 September 1992, Page B6
Henry G. Scheirer, 70, of 4434 Hoffman Drive, Whitehall Township, died Saturday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Mildred E. (Herb) Scheirer. They were married 45 years last November. Scheirer was a hydraulic mechanic for Modern HiLift Equipment, Co., Fogelsville, for 25 years, retiring in 1988. Born in Egypt, he was a son of the late Victor and Mary (Novak) Scheirer. He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Egypt. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors: Wife; son, Gregory L. of Whitehall; brother Charles of Kutztown; sisters, Helen, wife of Robert Falk, Evelyn, wife of Frank Groller, and Mrs. Catherine Malast, all of Whitehall, and two grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. Call 10-11 a.m. Wednesday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 24 August 2004, page B6
Maurice A. Scheirer, 74, of Allentown, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in the V.N.A. Hospice of St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Eleanor M. (Ruch) Scheirer. They observed their 54th wedding anniversary in May. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Maurice S. Scheirer and Arlene (Leibenguth) Scheirer-Simpson. He was a salesman in residential and commercial building sales for various companies throughout the Lehigh Valley for more than 30 years before retiring in 1990. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall. He was amember of the Quiet Birdmen Association, Allentown. Survivors: Wife, daughter Deborah A., wife of Stephen Hansut of Palmerton; grandson, Michael R. Spairana III of Bowmanstown; great-grandson, Korey Spairana; step-granddaughters, Vicki Kistler and Susan Hahn, both of Palmerton; four step great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Friday Aug. 27, 2004, St. John U.C.C., 1415 Rising Sun Rd., Laurys Station. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, and 10-11 a.m. Friday in the church. Contributions: V.N.A. Hospice of St. Luke's Hospital, 709 Delaware Ave., Bethlehem 18015 or c/o the funeral home 18067.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 24 October 1998, Page B30
Maurice S. Scheirer, 94, died Thursday, Oct. 22, in Cedarbrook -- Fountain Hill Annex, where he resided. He was a casket maker at the former F.W. Wint Casket Co., North Catasauqua, for 16 years before retiring in 1966. Born in Laurys Station, he was a son of the late Alvin and Isabella J. (Steckel) Scheirer. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Laurys Station. Survivors: Son, Maurice A. of Allentown; sister, Mrs. Eva M. Crock of Coplay, a granddaughter and a great-grandson. He was predeceased by a son, Donald C. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at church. Arrangements, Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Contributions: Church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 18 January 2008, Page B6
Mildred E. Millie Scheirer-Rutman, age 83, of Walnutport, died Thursday, January 17, 2008 at Summit at Blue Mountain Health Systems in Lehighton. Before retiring she was the owner and operator of the former Egypt Music Center and a clerk at the former Dougherty Pharmacy, both in Egypt, Pa. She also was a member of Christ United Church of Christ - Walnutport. Born April 9, 1924 in Whitehall Twp., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Laubach) Herb. She was predeceased by her first husband, Henry G. Scheirer. Survivors: Husband, Charles M. Rutman; son, Gregory L. Scheirer of Walnutport; brother, Edward O. L. Herb of Slatedale; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Services: Family will receive friends from 10 - 11 a.m., Monday, January 21, 2007 at the Schisler Funeral Home, Inc., 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. Funeral service immediately following at the funeral home. Interment will be at Egypt Cemetery in Whitehall Township. Contributions: Can be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

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Source: Journal and Courier, Mulberry, Indiana
Date: Thursday, 28 December 2006
MULBERRY-Donald E. Schiery Sr., 75, of 640 W. Second St., Leavenworth, Ind., died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25, 2006 at his home. Born Dec. 21, 1931, in Rossville, he was the son of the late Kenneth Paul and Garnett M. Fensteamaker Schiery. He married Phyllis Joan Frousore on May 4, 1955. They were divorced. He married Mary Livengood Porter on June 11, 1979, and they were divorced. Mr. Schiery had been a crew chief in the custodial department at Purdue University, West Lafayette. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Corydon. He served in the Army in Korea from 1952 to 1960. Surviving are three sons, Kenneth Wayne Schiery of Pyrmont, David F. Schiery of Romeny and Donald Schiery Jr. of Marengo; a daughter, Diana K. Holloway, Texas: three sisters, LeVun Stewart of California, Marilyn Cline of Nappanee, Mary Thompson of Thorntown; and three brothers, Charles Schiery of Mulberry and Raymond Schiery and jarred Schiery both of Rossville. Calling 3-7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 28, 2006 and 9:30 a.m until the service time at 10:30 a.m Friday Dec. 29, 2006, at Bodine Funeral Home, Mulberry. Pastor Michael Crawford officiating. Interment Fair Haven Cemetery, Mulberry with military rites. Surviving are 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and his ex-wife Mary who took care of him.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003, Page B11
Grace Irene Schilling, 63, of Tinicum Township, Delaware County, and Ocean City, N.J., died Sept. 21 in her home in Tinicum Township. She was married to the Rev. John R. Schilling III for 42 years. She worked for MSI Products, Tinicum Township, before retiring. Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of Ruth (Diebert) Heintzelman of Berlinsville and the late Luther Heintzelman. She was a member of St. John's Tinicum Lutheran Church, Essington. Survivors: Husband; mother; son, John IV of Milmont Park, Pa.; daughters, Mary Short in Delaware, Margaret Shemeluk of Prospect Park, Delaware County; brother, Robert of Northampton; sister, Shirley Kozo of Walnutport; seven grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. in the church. Arrangements, Griffith Funeral Chapel, Norwood, Delaware County. Contributions: To the church or Taylor Hospice, Ridley Park, Delaware County.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 4 July 1994, Page B4
Dorothy E. Schisler, 80, former Northampton funeral home owner.
Dorothy E. Schisler, 80, of 2123 Washington Ave., Northampton, died Sunday in Fellowship Manor Nursing Home, Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Harold M. Schisler. She and her husband owned and operated the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, for many years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Ralph C. and Sarah A. (Dennis) Smith. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton. Survivors: Son, Arthur R. of Northampton; sister, Myrtle L. Fogel of Brooksville, Fla.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She was predeceased by a daughter, Gloria M. Savacool. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 20 January 1989, Page B8
Mrs. Florence W. Schisler, 81, of 2580 Beacon Road, Bath, died Thursday in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the widow of Paul W. Schisler. She was a sewing machine operator for the former Nazareth Waist Mills for 44 years until retiring 20 years ago. Born in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Harry W. and Minnie A. (Welty) Hall. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moorestown. Survivors: Son, Robert P. of Nazareth; daughters, Gladys E., wife of George Hertzog of Clinton, Md., Dorothea M., wife of Nevin Landis of Bath, and kathleen M., wife of herman Petersen of Nazareth; sister, Mrs. Charles Reiter of Nazareth; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday in the church. Call Sunday night, Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 30 May 1990, Page B9
George Schisler, 90, owned service station in Northampton. George H. Schisler, 90, formerly of Northampton, died Tuesday in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Hattie M. (Becker) Schisler. They were married 70 years in December. He owned and operated the former Quality Service Station, Northampton. Following high school graduation he went to work for the Lehigh Valley Railroad. A year later he was recruited by the Bethlehem Steel Band to play clarinet, but to qualify he worked as an expeditor for the Pennsylvania Bethlehem and New England Railroad. He later went to work for Lehigh Valley Oil Co. until he founded the Quality Service Company in 1929. In 1965 he retired from the company. Born in Northampton he was a son of the late Charles and Alverta (Zimmerman) Schisler. He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton. He was a past chairman of the board of Cement National Bank, Northampton; past president and 29 year board member of the Northampton Area United Fund; board member of Allentown Osteopathic Medical Hospital for 12 years; a past director of Pennsylvania Petroleum Association; a past board member and treasurer of Blue Herron Development Corp.; a past board member of Northampton Memorial Community Center; past president of the Northampton Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Northampton Rotary Club. In 1973 the George H. Schisler Building of the Northampton Area Public Library was dedicated to Schisler and his wife, who donated $125,000 for its construction. Survivor: Wife. Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington St., Northampton. Call 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 31 October 1991, Page B14
Hattie M. Schisler, 92, major co-contributor for Northampton library.
Hattie M. Schisler, 92, formerly of Northampton, died Wednesday in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center I, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late George H. Schisler. In 1972, the Schisler's donated $125,000 towards the construction of a new library in Northampton. The library was opened the following year and was named George H. Schisler Building of the Northampton Area Public Library. Born in Petersville, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Amanda (Serfass) Becker. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton. Survivors: Nieces and nephews. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. Call 9-10 a.m. Saturday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 6 April 1994, Page B7
Mabel I Schisler, 93, Northampton teacher, church, civic leader.
Mabel I. Schisler, 93, formerly of Northampton, died Tuesday in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Lloyd C. Schisler. A 1919 graduate of East Stroudsburg State Normal School, she taught public school in Northampton for 25 years before retiring. She also taught in the former LeVan's School for a year during World War II. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Anna Jane (Peters) Silfies. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton, and taught weekday church school and Sunday school for more than 60 years. In 1971, she compiled the 75th anniversary of the church. In 1939, she organized and was troop committee chairperson and leader of the Morning Glory Girl Scout Troop at the church. She was cited for 30 years of service with Northern District of the Great Valley Girl Scout Council in 1969. Schisler was president of the Northampton County Retired Public School Employees association from 1983-85, and a founder of the board of trustees of the Northampton Public Library, serving until 1989. In 1968, she received the Golden Deeds Award of the Northampton Exchange Club for her community service. Survivors: Daughter, Anna Jane, wife of Dr. Warren A. Miller of Bethlehem; son, Dr. Charles H. of Atlanta, Ga; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services: 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday in church. Arrangements, Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 27 October 1980
Paul W. Schisler; PennDot engineer, Paul W. Schisler, 70, of 2580 Beacon Road, Bath, died Saturday in Allentown and Sacred Heart Hospital Center. He was the husband of Florence W. (Hall) Schisler. He was a project engineer for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation until retiring 10 years ago. Born in Bath, he was the son of the late William and Cora (Washburn) Schisler. He was a Justice of the Peace and Notary Public in Moore Township for 48 years. He was a Democratic committeeman in Moore Township for 10 years. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Moorestown. Surviving with his widow are a son, Robert P. of Nazareth R3; three daughters, Gladys E., wife of George Hertzog of Clinton Md, Dorothea M., wife of Nevin F. Landis of Bath, and Kathleen M., wife of Herman Petersen of Nazareth; a sister, Mrs Esther Bowers of Nazareth R4; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Holy Cross Church. Calling hours will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the George Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 26 February 1995, Page B10
Janice Lazenby Schlegel, 72, of Towanda R.2, Bradford County, died Friday in Susquehanna County.. She was the wife of Warren G. Schlegel who died last year. She was a photographer's assistant and portrait artist, and displayed her art work at the French Azilum Historic Site during its Heritage Festivals. Her paintings were displayed at Bradford County locations over the past 15 years. She also conducted classes in painting and was an instructor of tole painting. Many years ago she was a secretary in the Quakertown area and worked for a clothes manufacturer in the Kresgeville area. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Howard J. and Sarah (Goulden) Lazenby. She was a Sunday school teacher and choir member at French Asylum United Methodist Church, Asylum Township, Bradford County, and a member of its women's group. Survivors: Son, Douglas of Bath, and daughter, Sarah of Towanda. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Monday, Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 4 December 1994, Page B10
Warren G. Schlegel, 74, of Towanda R.2, Bradford County, died Friday in Memorial Hospital, Towanda. He was the husband of Janice (Lazenby) Schlegel. He was a driver for Arbogast and Bastian Inc., Allentown, retiring in 1983. Before that he was a delivery driver for Alpo Pet Foods. He was employed by A-B-E Airport during the early 1950s. Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Harvey Cleveland and Stella (Heintzelman) Schlegel. He was a Sunday school teacher at French Asylum United Methodist Church, Asylum Township, Bradford County. He was an Army sergeant in World War II, serving in the American Theater as an airplane and engine mechanic. He was a past Boy Scout leader. In the late 1930s he sang and played guitar with the Sunset Trail Riders, a country bluegrass group. Survivors: Wife; son, Douglas of Bath; daughter, Sarah Schlegel- Meyers of Towanda R.2, and brother, Benjamin of Egypt. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Monday, Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 8 February 1997, Page B28
Helen R. Schleicher, 78, of Saucony Cross Apartments, 420 College Blvd., Kutztown, died Thursday, Feb. 6, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Robert A. Schleicher, who died in 1988. Born in Hereford Township, she was a daughter of the late Percy B. and Elsie (Gehris) Leh. A member of the Lutheran congregation of Huffs Union Church, Barto, she was formerly a sexton for five years. She was a member of the Tenants Council of Saucony Cross Apartments. Survivors: Daughters, Beatrice, wife of Michael Buum of San Diego, Calif., Linda, wife of Elvin Keiser Jr. of Bechtelsville, Lillian, wife of Walt Master of Palm, and Sandra, wife of Scott Eyer of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; sons, Robert of Bechtelsville, Linford of Alburtis and Randy of Boyertown; sisters, Anna Bales of Alburtis, Pearl, wife of Dewey Hoffman of Boyertown, and Mary Szilli of Barto; brother, Vernon of Boyertown; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Ludwick Funeral Home, 333 Greenwich St., Kutztown, and 10-11 a.m. Sunday in the church. Contributions: To the church capital improvement fund.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 8 April 1988, Page B8
Robert A. Schleicher, 68, of 420 College Blvd., Kutztown, died Thursday in Lehigh Valley Hospital Center. He was the husband of Helen R. (Leh) Schleicher. He was a machinist at the Dana Corp., Pottstown, for 31 years before retiring in 1974. Born in Slatedale, he was a son of the late Charles and Lillie (Roth) Schleicher. He was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Huff's Union Church, Alburtis R.1. Surviving with his widow are four daughters, Beatrice E. Gracely of San Diego, Calif., Linda A., wife of Elvin H. Keiser Jr. of Bechtelsville R.1, Lillian E. Meitzler of Palm, and Sandra R., wife of Kenneth D. Sanner of Kutztown R.3; three sons, Robert E. of Alburtis R.1, Linford S. of Alburtis and Randy M. of Boyertown; a brother, Samuel J. of Slatington R.2; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the church. A calling hour will precede the services. The Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton, is in charge of arrangements.

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Source: Fuller Hale South Funeral Home, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Date: Saturday, 12 April 2008
Herman Hodge Schmid, age 85 of Pine Bluff died Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. He was born to Reverend Herman John and Ruth Hodge Schmid on December 25, 1922 in Greenville, PA, and was baptized January 14, 1923. Herm was a World War II fighter pilot, training at Grider Field, serving in Panama and various airbases in the US. After the war, he attended Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio. In 1959, he moved to Pine Bluff from Ohio to start Creative Fabrics, Inc. with Russell and Don Leibenguth. He retired from the Cotton Belt Railroad, and then worked as a driver for Dr. Mike McFarland for six years. Since 1959, he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where in past years he was choir director, congregational president and chief elder. He was formerly a member of the Diamond State Barbershop Chorus, Lions Club, Lutheran Laymens League, Confederate Air Force, and 51st Fighter Squadron (US Army Air Corps). He enjoyed attending the Men's Prayer Breakfast at First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, Maurice Yeiser,and one sister-in-law, Nancy Schmid. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Leibenguth Schmid; children Susan (Don) Puddephatt of Pine Bluff, Sarah (Mike) Bond of Heber Springs, Pat (David) Parsley of White Hall, and Peter (Kelly) Schmid of College Station, TX; brothers, David Schmid of FL, Paul Schmid and Joe Schmid of PA; sister Pat Yeiser of PA; grandchildren, Scott (Penny) Puddephatt, Bryan (Heather) Puddephatt, Rachel Bond (Cody) York, Wesley Bond, Kate Parsley, Elizabeth Parsley, Andrew Schmid and Hannah Schmid; step-grandchildren Brianna (Kenny) Thompson, David Hall and Jordan Hall and great-grandchildren Faith Puddephatt, Briar Thompson, Drake Thompson and Kennedy Thompson. Funeral services were at Trinity Lutheran Church by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services.

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Source: Fuller Hale South Funeral Home, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Date: Friday, 20 November 2009
Mary Kathleen Leibenguth Schmid age 84, of Pine Bluff, died Friday, November 20, 2009. She was born June 24, 1925 in Frankfort, Indiana, the daughter of the late Russell and Susan Leibenguth. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Herman Schmid; and her brother, Don Leibenguth. Mary was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was a member of two ladies groups, adult choir, and Bible class. She enjoyed her family, music, and playing bridge. She also was a member of Musical Coterie and played in the Pine Bluff Symphony. Survivors include her children Susan (Don) Puddephatt of Pine Bluff, Sarah (Mike) Bond of Heber Springs, Pat (David) Parsley of White Hall, and Peter (Kelly) Schmid of College Station, Texas; grandchildren Scott (Penny) Puddephatt, Bryan (Heather) Puddephatt, Rachel Bond (Cody) York, Wesley (Katherine) Bond, Kate Parsley, Elizabeth Parsley, Andrew Schmid, and Hannah Schmid; great-grandchildren Briana (Kenny) Thompson, David Hall, Jordan Hall, Faith Puddephatt; great-great-grandchildren Briar, Drake, and Kennedy Thompson; and a sister-in-law, Bettye Leibenguth. Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Dean Clausing officiating. Interment was in Graceland Cemetery by Fuller Hale-South Funeral Services.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 1 September 1992, Page B6
Franklin C. Schmoyer, 50, of Allentown, died Monday in his home. He was the husband of Carol S. (Leibenguth) Schmoyer. They were married 29 years last October. He was a boiler operator for Bethlehem Steel Corp., for 27 -1/2 years. He would have retired today. Born in Wescosville, he was a son of Kenneth C. and Lila A. (Bear) Schmoyer of Allentown. He was a member of First Mennonite Church, Allentown. Survivors: Wife; parents; sons, Michael R. and Edward A., both of Allentown and Scott C. at home; brother, Paul of Allentown; sister, Mrs. Kathleen Huber of Allentown; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sara H. (Fink) Schmoyer of Topton, and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by son William R. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Source: Waterloo Evening Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Wednesday, 2 August 1922, Page 5
OBITUARY - Jesup, Ia., Aug. 2 - Catherine Eve Schrader was born in Sheldon, Wyoming county, N.Y., Oct. 22, 1852 at which place her early childhood was spent. Later she came to Iowa with her father, two brothers and one sister to live on his farm near LaPorte City, Black Hawk County. March 27, 1875, she was united in marriage to **olby Taylor, a teacher in the LaPorte City school, and to this union three children were born - two sons, George N. and Dalles E. and one daughter, Mrs. Ethel M. Stewart - of whom Dallas and Mrs. Stewart preceded her in death. After Mr. Taylor's untimely death in August 1882,, Mrs. Taylor and her children moved to Independence, Ia. at which place she was married to Jacob B. Trumbauer on Feb. 29, 1884. They immediately made their home on a farm northeast of Jesup where they enjoyed happiness and prosperity for a number of years. This union was also blessed with three children - a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Stotton, Des Moines, and two sons, Jay and Sheldon Trumbauer, Jesup. Mrs. Trumbauer suffered a stroked of paralysis three years ago in May, from which she reocovered until the next June, when she had a second and another stroke the 25th of April was followed by her last illness, which lasted nearly 14weeks. She died Sunday, July 29, 1922. She leaves to mourn their loss her devoted husband, Jacob Trumbauer, a brother Ambrose Schrader, Washburn; three sons, George N. Taylor, Alberta, Can.; Jay and Sheldon Trumbauer, and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Stotton; also three stepchildren, Mrs. Nettie Chow, Oakfield, Wis.; Mrs. Marie Seashoitz, Independence, and Milton Trumbauer, Minneapolis besides 15 grandchildren of whom Lewis Stewart has always made his home with this grandparents. Mrs. Trumbauer was a member of the Woman's Relief corps, Jesup and the Ladies' review of Waterloo. She was a member of the congregation of the Methodist church and when able was a faithful attendant at services. She was a good wife, mother, and friend, and will be much missed by those who knew her best. She was a woman of superior intellect and a linguist of ability being able to speak fluently in four languages. The funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. Thomas J. Elwick at the M.E. church, Monday afternoon. Members of the Woman's Relief corps of Jesup and the Ladies review of Waterloo attended as organizations. Mmes. E. E. Hull and A.D. Van Eman sang three hymns. Prof. L. Bert Miller played the accompaniments. After the services the funeral cortege proceeded to Oak Grove cemetery at Littleton and there the body was laid to rest.

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Source: Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Friday, 31 December 1937
Widow of Joseph Schuler, Civil War Vet is Dead. Ninety years Old; Came to Black Hawk County from Pennsylvania in 1864. Mrs. Joseph Schuler, widow of Joseph Schuler, Civil War veteran died at her home 2802 Lafayette street, at 10:35 p.m. Thursday. She suffered a shoulder fracture in a fall recently. Diana Trumbauer was born December 5, 1847, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She came with her parents to Barclay township, Black Hawk County, Iowa, in 1864, and moved to Waterloo in 1903. She was married to Joseph Schuler in April, 1870, in Barclay township. Her husband, who was a Civil war cavalryman, died February 17, 1935, in Waterloo. Mrs. Schuler was a member of Immanuel Lutheran church. Seven children survive. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Mary C. Wildhagen, 518 Pleasant Ave; Mrs. T. W. Munsen, 2720 Lafayette street; Mrs. J. E. Ferguson, 122 California Street; and Mrs. M. F. Peterson, 719 Riehl Street; three sons, Edward S. Schuler, 308 French Street; David D. Schuler, 227 Ash Street;, and Joseph J. Schuler, at home; one sister, Mrs. Dora Shane, Jesup, Iowa, and one brother, Edward Trumbauer, Des Moines, Iowa. Three sons and one daughter preceded her in death. 12 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral Saturday. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Petersen Bros. Funeral home by Rev. W. D. Oetting, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran church. Burial will be in New Barclay cemetery.

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Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Wednesday, 3 December 1941, Page 2
Dorothy died 2 December 1941 (Tuesday) Mrs. Arthur Schuler, 433 Beech street died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Allen Memorial Hospital of complication of ailments which set in following an attack of influenza. She was 32 years old. Mrs. Schuler had been ill about a week. She was taken to the hospital a few hours before she died. Dorothy E. Teisinger the daughter of Chrisopher and Myrtle Teisinger was born January 15 1909 in Waterloo, and married here on August 13, 1923, to Arthur E. Schuler. Mrs. Schuler lived in or near Waterloo all life. She is survived by the husband and seven sons and daughters, Theodore, Carl, Jerry, Mary, Virginia, Betty, and Sally, all at home; the parents Christopher Teisinger, 1963 Franklin street, and Mrs. Martin I. Current, 726 South Street and a sister, Mrs. Goldie Nichols, a resident of the Black Hawk county home. There are also two half-sisters, Fay Rae and Juanita Current, both of 726 South Street and four half-brothers, Ellsworth Current, Cedar Falls and Harold, Russell and Kenneth Teisinger, 1963 Franklin street. The body was taken to the Kearns Garden Chapel.

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Source: Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Friday, 2 May 1952
Edwin Schuler. Funeral arrangements are pending for Edwin Schuler, 72, who died of a heart ailment at the Black hawk county home at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. He had resided there for the past fifteen years. Born in Dunkerton, Iowa, on Feb. 6, 1880, the son of the late Joseph and Diana Schuler, he had been a lifelong resident of black Hawk county. His home had been in Waterloo before going to the county home. He had been a carpenter by trade. In 1930 he married Hazel Wright. They were divorced. She survives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as do two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Sorenson and Mrs. Cleo Balabon, Minneapolis; one son, Gale, of the U.S. Army stationed at Aberdeen proving grounds, Maryland; four sisters, Mrs. Mathilda F. Peterson, 719 Riehl street, Mrs. Mary Wildhagen, Mrs. Lillian Ferguson, both of 122 California street; Mrs. Victoria Munson, 20 Milton street; two brothers, David D. 227 Ash street, and Joseph at the Iowa Soldiers' home, Marshalltown, iIa. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Source: Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Monday, 4 May 1952
Edwin Schuler. Funeal services for Edwin Schuler, 72, who died of a heart ailment Wednesday in the Black Hawk county home, were held yesterday at 3 p.m. in Kearns Garden Chapel. Rev. George Pimlot, pastor of Linden Methodist church officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

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Source: Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Monday, 18 February 1935
Joseph Schuler, Cavalryman in Civil War, Dies. Believed Last Survivor of His Troop; Funeral to be Wednesday. Joseph Schuler, 89, 2808 Lafayette street, who fought as a Union cavalryman through six states during the Civil war, died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday at Presbyterian hospital. He was believed to be the last survivor of Troop B, Fourth Iowa cavalry, and was the son of pioneer settlers in Barclay township, Black Hawk county. He was senior vice commander of Robert Anderson post, Grand Army of the Republic. His death leaves ten members in the post. He was weakened by an attack of influenza a month ago, and entered the hospital Monday, February 11. Came Here in 1855. Joseph Schuler, son of John and Catherine Schuler, ws born September 24, 1845, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, one of a family of eight children, four boys and four girls. When he was three years old he moved with his parents to Stephenson county, Illinois. And on May 10, 1855, the family arrived in Barclay township, having made the journey by ox team and covered wagon. John Schuler had entered 80 acres on Camp creek, in the township, the year before, but sold this at a premium and entered another 80 in Section 6 in the northwest part of the township. Here he built his log cabin. Enlisted in 1863. Joseph Schuler's older brother, George, enlisted in the fall of 1862 in Company C, 31st Iowa Infantry. On December 20, 1863, Joseph, just past 18 enlisted with twenty others from this vicinity. His father had been a cavalryman in Germany, and Joseph chose this branch. The recruits went by sled from Waterloo to Iowa City, then by train to Davenport, and down the Mississippi river to the battlefront. The regiment was stationed near Vicksburg and later near Memphis from which point it made raids into Missouri and Mississippi. In a battle June 10, 1864, near Guntown, Mississippi, the northern troops were defeated and Schuler narrowly escaped capture. A comrade, Ephraim Shaffer, of Black Hawk county, who had stopped to aid a wounded man, was captured and died in prison. In Saddle 54 Hours, Schuler, one of the cavalrymen covering the retreat, was in the saddle for 54 Hours. Schuler, one of the cavalrymen covering the retreat, was in the saddle fro 54 hours without food or drink. In the fall of 1864 the regiment was stationed in Kentucky, and pushed on across the Tennessee river for raids in Tennessee and Alabama. He helped storm the confederate fortifications at Selma, Alabama, in the spring of 1865. He took his first prisoner at Columbus, Georgia. The end of the war found Schuler at Macon, Georgia. He was mustered out August 24 at Davenport. Farmed in Lester Township. Joseph and his late brother George, bought a quarter section of land in Lester township, across the road from their parents homestead, from George W. Miller for $5.50 an acre. They broke and fenced the land, Joseph cutting the posts from a white oak timber tract on the Wagsipinicon river. In April, 1870, Joseph married Miss Diana Trumbauer, in Barclay township. She had come from Pennsylvania with her parents in 1864. They farmed in Lester township until they moved to Waterloo, January 1, 1903. He purchased an acreage on lower Lafayette street and continued to raise food for his table. He accumulated land holdings in Lester township, also a tract in North Waterloo that was later platted into lots. He had only two weeks' schooling. He was a member of the Free Methodist church. Seven Children Survive. Surviving besides his widow are four daughters, Mrs. Mary C. Wildhagen, 518 Pleasant Avenue; Mrs. M. F. Peterson, 719 Riehl street; Mrs. John E. Ferguson, 122 California street; and Mrs. Thomas W. Munson, 2720 Lafayette street; three sons, Edwin E. Schuler, 308 French street; David D. Schuler, 227 Ash street; and Joseph J. Schuler, 2808 Lafayette street; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Conrad Schuck, Parkersburg, Iowa. Three sons and one daughter preceded him in death. His brother, George, died in April, 1933, at Bristow, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 1:;30 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Bros. Chapel. Rev. Mark Shockey, pastor of Free Methodist church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Joseph Riley. Members of the Sons of Union Veterans will be casket bearers. Ritualistic services of the Grand Army of the Republic, and of the Women's Relief corps, will be given at the chapel. Burial will be in New Barclay cemetery.

Source: Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Tuesday, 19 February 1935
Joseph Schuler. Casket bearers at the funeral of Joseph Schuler, 89, 2808 Lafayette street, Civil war veteran, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Petersen Bros. Chapel will be C. D. Engeldow, E. H. Beal, D. T. Breyman, D. F. Merriman, Frank Stull, and J. M. Snodgrass, all members of the Sons of Union Veterans. Members of the Fred Willier camp, United Spanish-American War Veterans, will assit the G.A.R. with its ritualistic service at the funeral home, and the firing squad at the grave in New Barclay cemetery will be composed of members of Fred Willier camp and of Becker-Chapman post, American Legion. Ralph Steninger will be bugler. Mr. Schuler died Monday in a Waterloo hospital.

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Source: Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: July 1968
Joseph J. Schuler. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of the Soldiers' Home in Marshalltown for Joseph J. Schuler, 79, a former resident of Waterloo, who died at the Soldiers' Home at 4:30 p.m. Monday of emphysema and complications. He was born on Aug. 5, 1888, on a farm near Dunkerton, the son of Joseph and Diana Trumbauer Schuler. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lily Fergueson, of 414 E. 7th St.; Mrs. Victoria Munson, 420 Milton St.; and Mrs. Tillie Peterson, Mountain Home, Idaho. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters. *He was a member of the Lions club, and the Jesup Farmer's Day committee. One of his favorite activities was shooting fireworks shows.

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Date: December 1991
Michael I. Schuler, 38, of Nashville Tennessee, formerly of 133 Polk St. died Sunday Dec 1 at St. Thomas Hospital Nashville of cancer. He was born June14, 1953 in Waterloo Iowa, son of Chester and Eunice M. Lawless Schuler Sr. He married Marie Penticobb in 1972 in Waterloo. They were divorced. Survivors include a daughter, Stacey Schuler of Littleton Colorado; his parents of Waterloo, three brothers, Larry of Long Beach, California; Chester Jr. of Waterloo and David of Houston and sister Jeanne Higdon of Waterloo; he was preceded in death by a brother Ronald in 1969. Services will be 10:00 AM Thursday at Cedar Heights Community Presbyterian church, Cedar Falls, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may call until 9 PM today at Garden View Chapel. The casket will not be open at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 19 November 1964
Mrs. Agnes L. Schultz, 58, of 6427 S. W. 20th Court, West Hollywood, Fla., a former Allentonian, died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital, West Hollywood. Born in Allentown, a daughter of the late Lewis H. and Emma (Johnson) Bogert, she lived in West Hollywood two years having lived for a time in Milwaukee, Wis. She was the widow of John A. Schultz. Surviving are a son, Allen of Milwaukee; a brother, Harold L. Bogert of Alburtis R1, and two grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 1601 Hamilton St., Allentown. Viewing will be 7-8:30 p.m. Monday.

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Source: The Morning Call Newspaper, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 30 May 1990, page B9
Mrs. Martha J. Schwab, 78, of 1555 Tropic Isle Drive, Apopka, Fla., formerly of Allentown, died Tuesday in Florida Hospital, Altamonte, Fla. She was the widow of John A. Schwab Sr. Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Mattie (Lory) Roth. She was a member of St. Francis of Apopka Catholic Church, Apopka. Survivors: Daughter Lorraine, wife of Dean Kurtz, with whom she resided; son, John Jr. of Mottville, N.Y.; brother, Charles Kleckner of Allentown, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services: 10:15 a.m. Saturday, O'Donnell Funeral Home, 908 Hanover Ave., Allentown; Mass at 11 a.m., St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus. Call 9-10:15 a.m. Saturday.

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Date: Thursday, 14 August 2003
Mrs. Mary Louise (Harbaugh) Scott, 75, of 665 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware, died at 5:30 A.M. Wednesday, August 13, 2003 in The Glen of Willow Valley, where she was a guest for a short time. She was in failing health since December 2002 and critically ill for the past month. Born January 8, 1928 in Waynesboro, PA, she was the daughter of the late, N.R. and Louise P. (Price) Harbaugh. She lived her early life in Waynesboro. Mrs. Scott graduated from the Waynesboro High School with the class of the 1945. She also graduated from Central Pennsylvania Business College, Harrisburg, PA in 1947. She and her late husband, Mr. Robert G. Scott were married September 15, 1957 in Waynesboro. She moved to Wilmington in 1952. Mr. Scott died August 2, 1980. She entered Willow Valley June 1994. She is survived by one sister, Frances H. Miller, Waynesboro and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Source: Fulton County News, McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 8 May 2001
Virgil M. "Scotty" Scott, 53, Fort Walton Beach, FL, died Monday, April 23, 2001 surrounded by family and friends. He fought a battle with cancer for two years. He was the son of Arthur and Eula Scott, growing up and attending school in the Defuniak Springs area of Walton County. He served his country for twenty years in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Fort Walton Beach. He served as a volunteer at the Fort Walton Health and Rehab Nursing Home and joined the Cinco Baptist Church group as they ministered in music at local nursing homes. However, his favorite past time was hunting and fishing. One of his last requests was to go fishing, which he was able to do Friday, April 20. He never met a stranger and epitomized the scripture in Proverbs 18:24 "A man that hath friends must show himself friendly." he was a fun loving and giving person and wanted others to be the same. He spent most eve y morning at the Hoagie House Restaurant enjoying old friends and making new ones. He was a loving and dedicated husband as well as a friend to all. He is survived by his wife, the former Esther Clippinger, daughter of Samuel and Elsie Clippinger, Three Springs; a daughter, Renee and family of Topeka, KS; sons: Artie and David, Rapid City, SD and three granddaughters; his mother, Eula Scott of Bridge Creek, Holmes County; sisters: Euris and husband Ben Young; Annece and husband Steve Jones and Clairece Wright of Bridge Creek; Mary Scott of Santa Rosa Beach; a brother, R.O. and wife, Shirley of Santa Rosa Beach; many nieces and nephews and his second family in Pennsylvania, USA. Funeral services were held Friday, April27 at 1:00 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Funeral Home Chapel. Kevin Davidson and George Clippinger officiated. Burial was made at the Sandy Creek Cemetery in Walton County with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Baptist Church Building Fund, 710 James Lee Road, Fort Walton Beach, FL.

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Source: Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indiana
Date: Thursday, 20 July 1972, Page 5
Julia A. Seager, 94, died in the St. joseph Memorial Hospital, Kokomo, at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday following a six-week illness. Born in Clinton County, near Mulberry, March 11, 1878, she was the daughter of James Monroe and Maria (Wehr) Leibenguth. On Jan. 6, 1904, she was married to William R. Seager, who proceded her in death Dec. 4, 1961. She had lived in Rossville, in the Greentown area for 45 years, and had made her home for the past eight years with a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Genevieve) Hawkins, Kokokmo R.R.1. She was a member of the Greentown Untied Methodist Church. Surviving with Mrs. Hawkins are two other daughters, Mrs. Treso Reugamer, Tahleguqh, Okla., and Mrs. Robert (Lavena) Kummer, Logansport; 10 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and 10 step-grandchildren. Six brothers and three sisters are deceased. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Neptune Funeral Home here with the Rev. Garth Irey officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Kokomo. Friends may call at the funeral home between 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and on Saturday preceding the services.

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Source: Conservative, Littleton, Iowa
Date: Wednesday, 15 September 1937
Mrs. Seasholtz (Mary E. Trumbauer) died Friday in home here. Funeral services have been set here at the Swan and Leytze funeral home at 2:30 pm Friday for Mrs. Calvin M. Seasholtz, 62, who died at her home in the First ward about 1:45 pm. Tuesday afternoon after a brief illness. The rites will be read by Rev. Gerhard Bunge, pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran church in this city, and burial will be made at Oakwood cemetery, south of Independence. Mrs. Seasholtz, and active member of the Lutheran church and ladies Garden club, was born in this city September 19, 1874, the daughter of Jacob and Sarah Trumbauer. Her mother died when she was seven years of age, and she moved into the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carver. She attended the local school and graduated from the high school here many years ago, and later taught school in Black Hawk county. She was married here to Calvin M. Seasholtz on Nov. 17, 1909, and they have since lived here where Mr. Seasholtz dealt in second hand furniture and antiques. Surviving besides the husband are two sisters, Elizabeth Stratton, Des Moines, and Mrs. Nettie Chew, Mackinaw, Michigan, a brother, Milton Trumbauer, Rogers, Minn; four uncles, M. S. Carver, city; Edward Trumbauer and Sheldon Trumbauer, Jesup; two aunts, Dora Shane, Jesup, and Diana Schiler, Lincoln, Neb. A Brother, Jacob, preceded her in death several years ago.

Source: Bulletin Journal, Littleton, Iowa
Date: Thursday, 16 September 1937
Mrs. C. M. Seasholtz, 62, an esteemed resident, passed away at her hone, 107 8th Ave NE, Tuesday Afternoon, Sept. 14, 1937, at 1:45 o'clock, after an illness of complications. The funeral services will be held in the Swan and Leytze funeral home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. G.Bunge and the Rev. Voelker, Oelwein officiating. Her maiden name was Mary Elizabeth Trumbauer. She was a daughter of Jacob and Sarah Trumbauer and was born in this city, June 19, 1874. She grew up here, was graduated from I.H.S. and later taught school for some time in Blackhawk county. When she was seven years old her mother died and she was raised by her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Carver. She was married to Calvin M. Seaholtz November 17, 1909, and since made her home in this city. She leaves her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Nathaniel Chew, Machinaw City, Michigan, and Elizabeth Statton, Des Moines, a brother, Milton Trumbauer, Robers, Minnesota, four uncles, M. S. Carver, city, Charles Carver, Lincoln, Nebraska, Edward Trumbauer, St. Charles, Iowa, Sheldon Trumbauer, Jesup; two aunts, Mrs. Dora Shane, Jesup, Mrs. Diana Shiler, Waterloo. One brother, Jacob is deceased. Mrs. Seasholtz was a member of Immanuel Lutheran church and the Ladies Garden club. She was a devoted wife and sister and friend, a good neighbor, a lover of flowers, one who tried always to do good in the world. In her death she leaved many friends, who join in sympathy tot he bereaved husband and other relatives.

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Source: St. Augustine Record, St. Augustine, Florida
Date: Friday, 16 June 2006
Janet Margaret Sebens, 74, of St. Augustine, died June 14, 2006 at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville. Mrs. Sebens was a native of Philadelphia, and had resided in St. Augustine since 1997. She did secretarial work for many years before moving to Washington, D.C. Her employment there included working for a United States senator and a year as a lobbyist, before getting married and choosing to stay home and raise a family. Later she returned to work and retired from the Fairfax County (Va.) Area Agency on Aging. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Villages of Vilano clubhouse. Survivors: Her husband, Ray Sebens, St. Augustine; daughter, Karen Sebens, Austin, Texas; stepsons, Mark and Tod Sebens, Haines, Alaska; and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations to Planned Parenthood, American Cancer Society and American Lung Association would be appropriate. In charge: Craig Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Source: The Washington Post, Washington D.C.
Date: Sunday, 14 August 2011
SEBENS RAYMOND WILLARD SEBENS "Ray" Died peacefully on the August 7, 2011 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 85. Ray enjoyed his last days living near daughter, Karen. Born on October 9, 1925 and raised on a farm in Milnor, North Dakota, Ray joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 and graduated as a navigator. After 6 months in his first newspaper job as a cub reporter with the "San Antonio Light," he enrolled at UCLA and earned a degree in journalism. As editor of the "El Monte Times" in LA, his most memorable headline might have been "Editor Makes His Mark" announcing the birth of his son, Mark, in 1953. He went on to own and operate a mimeographing business, which launched his career as a well-respected writer and editor of thousands of newsletters for various organizations. A life-long Democrat always interested in politics, Ray worked on election campaigns for several Assemblymen in southern California at a grass roots level and parlayed that experience into a job in Washington, D.C. for a newly elected Congressman. Thus began a dynamic 22 year career as Administrative Assistant to a total of four Congressmen from the same U. S. House District in Southern California. Ray managed a busy congressional office on the Hill, assisting constituents with problems and keeping them informed of what their Congressman was doing in Washington. While in DC, Ray met and married his beloved wife Janet. Retirement gave Ray and Janet much desired time for world travel by air and by sea. In 1995, they moved to St. Augustine, Florida where Ray made many new friends and enjoyed 11 years of sun, culture, and many, MANY hours of volunteering. As well as being active in the local Democratic party. Ray was active with the local Council on Aging and the Learn to Read Foundation. He created programs in St John's County to help people with financial hardship navigate the medical system, often enabling them to obtain free or low cost medicine directly from pharmaceutical companies. Ray was preceded in death by his wife: Janet Sebens; sisters: Dorothy Moen and Lucille Carlen; and brothers: Carl Sebens and Norman 'Ozzie' Sebens. He is survived by his sisters, Elsie Haykel and Marjorie Opperman; sons, Mark Sebens and Tod Sebens; daughter, Karen Sebens; step-daughter, Pamela Brooks; six grandchildren, his wonderful friend and caregiver the last two years, Carol Garcia and innumerable relatives and friends who loved and will miss him dearly. Private services to be held in Austin, Texas. Throughout his life, Ray urged people to use their voice-to vote, to run for office and to get involved in our American democracy. In his last days, he expressed feelings of dismay that Washington had truly fallen apart. For that reason, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, those so inclined would honor Ray by using their voice to call, write or email their U.S. representatives and senators, our president and other elected officials in Washington, to urge them to set aside their social, political and religious differences and bring this country back together.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 4 February 1992
Helen M. Sechrist, 96, of Hendersonville, N.C. formerly of 2039 Allen St., Allentown and Black Mountain, N.C., died Monday in Brian Center, Hendersonville. She was a teacher in the Allentown School District for more than 40 years until retiring. She received a bachelor's degree from Columbia University, New York City, and held graduate degrees from Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh University and Muhlenberg College. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George P. and Camilla M. (Bogert) Sechrist. She was a member of Black Mountain Presbyterian Church. Sechrist was a founding member of the Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa. Survivors: Brother, Arthur B. of Hendersonville and sisters, Mrs. Elsie M. Snyder of Changewater, N.J., and Mrs. Ruth A. Trate of Allentown. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown. No calling hours. Arrangements, J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton Streets, Allentown.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 13 May 1985
Lawrence A. "Pisky" Segatti, 71, of 530 Liberty St., Wind Gap, died Friday in the Slate Belt Medical Center. He was a self-employed union carpenter until retiring. Born in Pen Argyl, he was a son of the late Herman and Emma (Fulin) Segatti. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wind Gap. Segatti was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are a son Christopher of Pen Argyl R.1; three brothers, Dr. Henry A. of Wind Gap, and Leo P. and Reno Dal, both of Pen Argyl; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Smith of Pen Argyl and Mrs. Martha Facchin of North Arlington, N.J., and a grandson. Services at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday in the James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, 200 Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl, will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the church. Calling hours will be after 7 p.m. Monday. The obituary in Sunday's Call-Chronicle identified the deceased as Fegatti.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 6 April 1988, Page B10
Arthur J. Seip Jr., 62, of 1722 E. Cedar St., Allentown, died Tuesday in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of Betty (Hammersly) Seip. He was employed by Freeman's Dairy, Allentown, for 28 years before retiring in 1985 as a route supervisor. Known throughout the Lehigh Valley and the state as a swimming and diving official, Seip was a member of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Athletic Association and an official for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He was also an acting official for the YMCA and the YWCA, and officiated at Special Olympics championships. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Arthur J. Sr. and Helen Mae (Diefenderfer) Seip. A member of Salem United Methodist Church, Allentown, he was president of the 19th Street Bible Class. He was an officer of the former Allentown chapter of the Loyal Order of Moose. Surviving with his widow are a son, Michael J., and a sister, Mrs. Isabel Kimmell, both of Allentown, and a granddaughter. A son Gary preceded him in death. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Bensing Funeral Home,Moorestown. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 3 July 2006, Page B6
Madeline L. (Hemerley) Seip, 77 years, of Allentown, died Saturday, July 1, 2006 in her home. She was the wife of Arthur W. Seip Jr. The couple celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary last November 22. Born in Allentown on August 28, 1928, Madeline was the daughter of the late Russell Hemerley and Beatrice E. (Leibenguth) Petrakovich. She was employed as a floor worker for the former Lisle Mills, Allentown, for 10 years before retiring in 1959. Survivors: Husband; daughter, Brenda L. Noga and her husband, Paul, of Fleetwood; son, Gary A. Seip at home; stepbrother, Stephen Petrakovich Jr. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville, with the Rev. Russell L.J. Heintzelman officiating. Interment will follow the service in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Allentown. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at: www.heintzelmanfh.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Association of the Deaf, c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, 18078-0196.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 12 September 2008
Alvin Semonis, 84, of Whitehall, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Irene M. (Berk) Semonis, who died in 1994. He was born in Fullerton, Whitehall Township, a son of the late Martin and Susanna (Drescher) Semonis. He worked as a furniture reupholsterer until his retirement. He was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ Church of Fullerton, Whitehall. He was a 1942 graduate of Whitehall High School. He was a veteran of the Army. He served in the European Theater of Operations, where he earned three Combat Stars. He was a life member of Fullerton Fire Company. He was also a member of V.F.W. Post 13, Allentown and Fullerton American Legion Post 367. He enjoyed his weekly card games with his friends. Survivors: Include goddaughter and niece, Karen Seier of Emmaus; sister, Sue Michael of Baltimore, Md.; brother, Joseph Semonis and his wife, Sandy, of Tamarac, Fla.; several other nieces, nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Frederick Semonis, and a sister, Lillian Schuster. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 in the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, with a calling hour beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Becky J. Beckwirth officiating. Interment, Jacobs Union Cemetery, New Tripoli. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Johns U.C.C. Church of Fullerton, 575 Grape St., Whitehall, PA 18052.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 22 September 1994
Irene M. Semonis, 72, of 604 Tine St., Whitehall Township, died Wednesday in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was the wife of Alvin Semonis. They were married 39 years in July. She was a secretary for the Central Plumbing and Heating Co., Allentown, for 26 years before retiring in 1983. Before that she was a secretary in the purchasing department at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, working 1945-57. Born in Lynnport, she was a daughter of the late Norman F. and Eva Mae (Bailey) Berk. She was a member of St. John's Fullerton United Church of Christ. Survivors: Husband, and brothers, Paul D. of Wethersfield, Conn., and Nathan L. of Schnecksville. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli. Call 9-10 a.m. Saturday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 29 July 1999, Page B10
Hermie M.A. Serfass, 88, of the Phoebe Home, formerly of the Episcopal House, both in Allentown, died Tuesday, July 27, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late William D. Serfass. She was a microfiche reader for Dunn & Bradstreet, formerly of Allentown, for 16 years before retiring. Born in Cetronia, she was a daughter of the late Clair A. and Jennie E. (Peters) Heintzelman. She was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Allentown, where she was a member of its Women's Guild and a long-time Sunday school teacher. She was a poll worker for the Democratic party for 25 years at the former Lincoln School, Allentown. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors: Sons, William D. Jr. of Stamford, Conn., and Franklin R. of San Diego; daughters, Donna G. Trump of Whitehall Township and Mary A. of Quakertown; sisters, Dorothy Behm of Quakertown and Althea Bachman of Jupiter, Fla., 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. She was predeceased by a son, Thomas C., in 1994, and a daughter, Nancy J. Scholl. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown. Call 1-2 p.m. Friday. Contributions: To the church.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 3 January 2000, Page B6
Karen B. Serfass, 55, of 2255 Main St., Northampton, died Sunday, Jan. 2, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Dale G. Serfass. They were married for 31 years last April. She was a part-time librarian for the Northampton Public Library for five years. Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of Dorothy A. (Roberts) Heintzleman of Coplay and the late Stanley B. Heintzleman. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Walnutport. Survivors: Husband and mother; daughter, Melissa S., wife of David Heffner, and a son, Todd M., both of Northampton; sister, Dawn B., wife of Richard Bausch III of Coplay, and a granddaughter. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Thursday, Union Cemetery, Slatington. Calling hour private. Arrangements, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. Contributions: Church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 24 January 1994, Page B5
Thomas C. Serfass, 58, of 901 Cherokee St., Fountain Hill, died Friday in his residence. Lehigh County Coroner Wayne Snyder attributed death to natural causes. Serfass was a claims insurance adjustor for the Foremost Insurance Co., Harrisburg, until retiring. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Hermie M.A. (Heintzelman) Serfass of Allentown and the late William D. Serfass. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: Mother; daughter, Anita L., wife of Timothy Osborn of Harrisburg; sons, Thomas W. of Decatur, Ill., and David A. of Harrisburg; brothers, William D. of Stanford, Conn., and Franklin R. of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Donna G. Trump of Whitehall Township and Mary Alice of Coopersburg, and three grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown. Call 9-10 a.m. Tuesday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 6 February 2005, Page E10
Ron and Pam Wirth of Allentown, proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Christine Wirth to Todd Michael Serfass, son of Dale Serfass and the late Karen Serfass of Northampton, PA. Stacy is a graduate of Salisbury High School and is employed by Eastern Industries, Inc. of Whitehall, PA. Todd is a graduate of Northampton High School and is employed by Eastern Industries, Inc. of Whitehall, PA. A 2006 wedding is planned.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 9 August 2002, Page B10
William D. Serfass, 72, of Stamford, Conn., died Aug. 7 in Norwalk Hospital, Stamford. He was amrried to Jessie (Rutledge) Serfass. A 1952 graduate of Temmple University, Philadelphia, with a bachelor's degree in accounting, he was a manager of Price Waterhouse & Co., New York City. He was vice president of Laird Industries Inc., New York City, and executive vice president of HMW Industries, Stamford. He was the finance commissioner of Stamford. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William D. and Hermie (Heintzelman) Serfass. He was past president of St. John Lutheran Church Parish Council, Stamford. He was a member of the American Institute of CPA's and a member of the New York state and Connecticut Societies of CPA's. He was a past president of Temple University Alumni of New York. He was a member of Who's Who in America. Survivors: Wife; daughter, Jessie Barrett of Effort; brother, Franklin of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Donna Trump of Germansvile, Mary of Quakertown; a granddaughter; nieces, nephews. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. cAll 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford. Contributions: American Cancer Society, Wilton, Conn., the church , or a charity of choice.

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Source: The Mercury, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Paul Daniel Seyler, 88, of Boyertown, husband of Carol L. (Faust) Seyler, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Gabelsville, PA, he was a son of the late Paul Y. Seyler and Alice S. (Leh) Seyler. Paul worked for 30 years as a Fruit Farmer at Funk's Fruit Farm in Gabelsville. He served in the Army during WWII. Paul was a member of St. Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church. Paul was a life member of Liberty Fire Company in New Berlinville and a member of Pike Township Sportsmen's Association. Surviving in addition to his wife of over 61 years are five sons, Byron L. Seyler, husband of Marlene of Phoenixville; Mitchell D. Seyler of Blandon; Timothy L. Seyler of Boyertown; Randy P. Seyler of Harleysville; and Todd R. Seyler of Reading; two daughters, Paula L., wife of Curtis Bush of Atglen; and Janet L. Seyler of Boyertown; four brothers, Ammon Seyler of New Berlinville; Curtis Seyler of Boyertown; Dennis Seyler of Boyertown; and Ernest Seyler of Gabelsville; two sisters, Edith Krause of Boyertown; and Alice Sterner of Boyertown; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one brother Clarence Seyler and one sister Sally Weil. A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at St. Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church, 244 Koch Road, Boyertown. A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 A.M. at the church. Burial will be in Hill Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Joseph's (Hill) Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 244 Koch Road, Boyertown, PA 19512. Arrangements are by the Morrell Funeral Home Inc.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 18 January 1997, Page B24
Arlene A. Milburn Shafer, 68, of Island Park Road, Williams Township, formerly of the Walter House, Easton, died Friday, Jan. 17, in Easton Hospital. She was the wife of the late Russell Shafer and Clifford L. Milburn Sr. Born in Williams Township, she was a daughter of the late William H. Sr. and Verna C. (Huseman) Leh. She was a member of Nazareth Moravian Church. She was a member and sergeant-at-arms of Rice-Ebner Post 588 Auxiliary; a member of the 8 and 40 branch Salon 182 of Northampton County, and a past secretary of Walter House Social Club and RAPP, both in Easton. Survivors: Daughters, Donna M. Oswald of Wernersville, Linda L. Brinker of Williams Township and Laurie J. Xander of Easton; sons, Martin J. Leh Sr. of Easton, Clifford L. Milburn Jr. of Wescosville and Jeffrey W. Milburn of Bath; brother, Robert H. Sr. of Phillipsburg; sisters, Alice E. Antrim of Pottstown, Alberta J. Reichard of Bloomsbury, N.J., Annamae Unangst of Williams Township and Annette E. Hartranft of Easton; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. next Saturday in the church. No calling hours. Arrangements, Ashton Funeral Home, Easton. Contributions: To the church.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 1 July 1988
Mrs. Eleanor K. Schafer, 75, of Allentown, died Wednesday in her home. She was the widow of Garfield L. Schafer, a city firefighter, who was killed in the line of duty in 1969. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Walter J. and Mary I. (Bower) Bogert. She was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover Avenue, Allentown. She was a past president of Fire Fighters Auxiliary Local 302, Allentown. Survivors: Sons, Gary G. of Pocono Pines and Thomas J. of Williamsport; daughter, Adrian P., wife of Richard Rehfeldt of Grand Rapids, Mich.; brothers, Walter of Dade City, Fla., and Henry of Macungie; sisters, Mrs. Edna Bachman, Mildred, wife of Robert Williams, and Mrs. Margaret Tedesco, all of Allentown, and nine grandchildren. Memorial services: 3 p.m. Saturday, Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. No calling hours.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 3 February 1986, Page B7
Russell J. "Rusty" Shafer, 72, of 215 S. West St., Easton, died Sunday in Easton Hospital. He was the husband of Arlene (Leh) Milburn Shafer and the late Irene (Zambo) Petrohoy Shafer. He was employed by the Lone Star Cement Corp., Nazareth, until retiring in 1970. Born in Nazareth, he was a son of the late Joseph and Marie (Stangl) Shafer. He graduated from the former East Stroudsburg State College, where he was a state wrestling champion. Shafer was a member of Nazareth Moravian Church. He played football for the former Nazareth Scholastics. Surviving with his widow are two daughters, Myrtle, wife of Richard Hoadley of Easton, and Earnette, wife of Thomas McCormick of Morgantown, W. Va.; two sons, Raymond of Easton and John of Nazareth; a brother Frank of Bethlehem; a sister Dorothy, wife of John VanNatta of Nazareth; three stepsons and three stepdaughters; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildr en and nine step- grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, 220 Washington Park, Nazareth. Calling hours will be noon Tuesday until services.

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Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Tuesday, 15 August 1950
Civil War Veteran's Widow Dies at 98. Mrs. Andora Shane, 98, widow of a Civil War Veteran, the late Thomas J. Shane, and resident for many years of Barclay Township, died at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Soldier's home in Marshalltown, Iowa, according to word received by a son, Dr. Charles N. Shane, 1207 Independnece Ave. Her husand died on August 26, 1891, on a farm which they has occupied ten miles east of Waterloo. She was born Andora Trumbuaer, the daughter of Peter and Mary Trumbauer in Montgomery county, Pa., on December 16, 1851. She came to Iowa with her parents when she was 16 years old and resided with her family in Barclay township. In 1871 she was married to Thomas J. Shane at Independence, Ia. They farmed 10 miles east of Waterloo in Barclay township for a number of years. Following her husband's death she went to live with a son, Nevin, at Jesup, Iowa. Three years ago Mrs. Shane went to reside at the Soldier's home at Marshalltown. Mrs. Shane was a member of the Methodist church at Jesup, Ia. She was the youngest of 9 children. All of her brothers and sister have preceded her in death. Surviving are the two sons, Dr. Shane, 1207 Independence Ave. Waterloo, and Nevin of Jesup, Ia. And two grandsons, Charles Richard Shane, 328 Alta Vista Ave and Herbert Thomas Shane, Des Moines. The body was taken to the Parker Funeral Home. Funeral srvices will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Methodist church in Jesup, Rev. Rosco Sires of Cedar Falls will officiate.

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Source: Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Sunday, 22 May 1966
Funeral for Dr. Shane is Tuesday, Funeral services for Dr. Charles N. Shane, 85, of 1207 Independence Ave, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Kearns-Dykeman Chapel. Dr. Shane died at 6:20 p.m. Friday at Schoitz Memorial Hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday. Dr. Shane was born near Jesup on July 19, 1880, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Andora Trumbauer Shane. He graduated from Jesup High School. He graduated from the State University of Iowa School of Dentistry in 1901. Dr. Shane was in practiace in Waterloo from 1901 to 1964 and was one of the original tenants of the Black Building, practiacing in the same office until his retirement. He married Maud Weatherwax on Oct. 25, 1910, in Waterloo. Dental Society Founder-He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Black Hawk County; past president and founder of the Waterloo9 Dental Society; and honorary member of the local, state and national dental societies. Dr. Shane was also an honorary and charter member of the Waterloo Kiwanis Club; charter member of the Sunnyside Country Club; charter member of the Knife and Fork Club; and member of the Elks Club. Held Iowa U. Gold Key-In 1951 he received a God Key from the University of Iowa for his professional achievement. Surviving are his widow: two sons, C. Richard, 200 Hawthorne Ave, Waterloo, and Herbert T., Des Moines; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and two sisters.

Source: Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Monday, 23 May 1966
Dr. Charles N. Shane. Funeral services for Dr. Charles N. Shane, 85, of 1207 Independence Ave will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kearns-Dykeman Chapel, the Rev. Edna P. Bruner, religious education field worker for the Unitarian Universalist Association of Boston, officiating. Cremation will follow. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 p.m. Monday. Dr. Shane, who had practiced dentistry in Waterloo for 63 years, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Friday.

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Source: Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Thursday, 27 Aug 1891
A very sad accident occurred in Barclay Wednesday afternoon in which Thos. Shane was unfortunate victim. He was caring for his team of wild Oregon horses which he purchased recently, when they commenced charging and in some way he was struck a severe blow in the abdomen and received very serious internal injuries. Since the accident he has been lying in a very precarious condition, and but small hopes are entertained for his recovery.

Source: Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Saturday, 29 Aug 1891
DIED: A few days ago mention was made of an accident which happened to Thos. Shane, of Barclay township, who was hurt while hitching up a span of Oregon horses. Since then we have learned that he died last Tuesday. He leaves a wife and two children and was a well known and highly respected farmer.

Source: Conservative, Jesup, Iowa
Date: Wednesday, 2 Sep 1891
Thomas Shane, who was seriously kicked by one of his horses about a week ago, died Wednesday, aged 58 years and 10 months. He has left a widow and two sons to mourn his departure. He expressed a hope in Christ before he died. The family has the profound sympathy of the whole community. The funeral occurred from his late residence. Thursday afternoon. There were three brothers who came from a distance to be present at the funeral. Twenty-one of the G.A.R. comrades attended in a body.

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Source: Pottstown Mercury, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 16 October 2011
Richard Kenneth Shaner, 95, of Pottstown passed away Friday, October 14, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Erma (Leh) Shaner who passed in 1998. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Warren Shaner and Esther S. (Urffer) Shaner and stepmother, Alma Shaner. Mr. Shaner was employed as a Forman at Norco Nipple Co. in South Pottstown for over 40 years. He enjoyed stamp and coin collecting, and working with his hands, especially woodworking. He is survived by his son, Jeffrey Shaner, husband of Marlene, of Pottstown; five half-siblings; two granddaughters, Lori, wife of Charles Sabuacak, and Melissa, wife of J. Timothy Hughes,; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew Sabuacak, and Dalton and Payton Hughes. In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by one sister and five half-siblings, and grandson, Adam Sabuacak. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc, 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown. The Rev. Will Humes will officiate. Internment to follow at New Goshenhoppen Church Cemetery in East Greenville. A viewing will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 23 July 2000
Anniversary:
Earl H. and Althea (Weil) Shankweiler were honored recently at a surprise open house at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, William and Paulette Shankweiler of Zionsville, to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Among those attending were daughters and sons-in-law, Delores and Paul Ruth of Macungie and Gloria and Marvin Holland of Vera Cruz. Citations from the Pennsylvania State Senate and the House of Representatives were presented to the couple. Mr. and Mrs. Shankweiler, who marked their anniversary June 8, have been residents of Vera Cruz for more than 40 years. They were married by the late Rev. William O. Wolford. The Shankweilers have five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Shankweiler was employed by Air Products and Chemicals before retiring 25 years ago.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 10 December 2012
Earl H. Shankweiler, 96, of Vera Cruz Road South, Emmaus, passed away Saturday at Lehigh Center. He was the husband of Althea L. (Weil) Shankweiler. They were married 72 years on June 8th. Born in Hensingersville, he was a son of the late Llewellyn and Stella (Bauder) Shankweiler. He retired after working at Air Products for over 30 years. He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd U.C.C., Alburtis, and of Citizens Fire Company of Upper Milford and Upper Milford Western District Fire Company. Among his interests were automobiles, The Earl Keller Fan Club, and following Crazy Willie and the Country Rangers. Survivors: Surviving with Althea are a son, William L., husband of Paulette Shankweiler, of Zionsville; daughters, Delores M., wife of Paul Ruth, of Macungie, and Gloria J., wife of Marvin Holland, of Emmaus; grandchildren Michael Ruth, Kathie McBride, Alan Ruth, Paul Shankweiler, Cindy Ruchinski; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Paul and Charles Shankweiler and by grandson, Ronald Shankweiler. Services: Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Schmoyer Funeral Home, 8926 Brookdale Road, Breinigsville. Calling hours are 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment in Lehigh Zion Cemetery. Contributions: To either or both above-named fire companies, c/o the funeral home,P.O. Box 190, Breinigsville 18031.

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Source: The Columbia Democrat, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 18 May 1844, Page 3, Column 2
OBITUARY - DIED On the 13th inst, Magdalea, wife ol John Shuman, in the 28th year of her age.

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Source: The Times, Frankfort, Indiana
Date: Monday, 11 September 2006
Ruth A. Silverthorn, 83, Mulberry, died at 6 a.m. Sept. 8, 2006, in her home. Mrs. Silverthorn was a 1941 graduate of Mulberry High School. She owned and operated Silverthorn Nursery and Apple Orchard and was an avid reader. She was a member of Trinity Church of Mulberry and past member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was born Aug. 24, 1923, in Mulberry to Charles T. and Esther Leibenguth Kleinsmith. She married Carl S. Silverthorn on Aug. 24, 1950, and he died in July 2002. Surviving are one son, David K. of Mulberry; one daughter, Judy Krammes of Tucson, Ariz.; one stepsister, Nancy McKee of Terri Haute; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One sister, Norma Oliver, preceded her in death. A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Fair Haven Cemetery, Mulberry, with Pastor Merton Bobo presiding. No calling is planned. Memorials may be made to the Mulberry Community Public Library or St. Elizabeth Hospice.

Source: Lafayette Journal & Courier, Lafayette, Indiana
Date: Monday, 11 September 2006
MULBERRY -- Ruth A. Silverthorn, 83, of 515 N. Cottage Lane, died at 6 AM Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 24, 1923, in Mulberry, she was the daughter of the late Charles T. and Esther Leibenguth Kleinsmith. She graduated from Mulberry High School in 1941. Her marriage was to Carl S. Silverthorn on Aug. 24, 1943. He died July 14, 2002. Mrs. Silverthorn was a claims supervisor for Meridian Standard Insurance, where she worked for 22 years, and she owned and operated Silverthorn Nursery and Apple Orchard. She was a member of Trinity Church of Mulberry and a past member of the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are a daughter, Judy Krammes of Tucson, Ariz.; a son, David K. Silverthorn of Mulberry; a sister, Mable Cue of Fernandina Beach, FL; and a stepsister, Nancy McKee of Terre Haute. No calling. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Fair Haven Cemetery, Mulberry, Pastor Merton Bobo officiating. Surviving are 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. A sister, Norma Oliver, preceded in death. Bodine Funeral Home, Mulberry, is in charge of arrangements.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania,
Date: Thursday, 19 October 1989, Page B16
Mrs. Arlene G. Simpson, 80, of Mountain View Mobile Home Park, Walnutport R.1, died Tuesday in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center I, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Charles E. Simpson. They observed their 33rd wedding anniversary this month. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Jefferson M. and Florence (Levan) Leibenguth. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Palmerton. Survivors: Husband; son, Maurice A. Scheirer of Allentown; sister, Mrs. Lorraine Hockman of Northampton; a granddaughter and a great-grandson. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Charles H. Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. No calling hours.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 16 May 1991, Page B14
Earl V. Sittler, 84, of 1230 N. Troxell St., Allentown, died Wednesday in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of Isabel M. (Schaeffer) Sittler. They were married 59 years in February. Sittler was a sales manager at the former Beth-Allen Truck Sales and Service, Allentown, for 21 years before retiring in 1971. After that he worked at Stahley's Sign Co., Bethlehem, until retiring in 1979. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles and Sadie (Laudenslager) Sittler. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Earleen Constance, wife of Russell Olson of Livingston, Mont., and Janet Susan, at home; sister, Marie Kutz of Allentown; a granddaughter and a great-grandson. Services: Private. Arrangements, Downing Funeral Home 1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 29 June 1997, Page B6
Isabel M. Sittler, 87, formerly of Allentown, died Saturday, June 28, in Cedarbrook-Fountain Hill Annex. She was the wife of Earl V. Sittler, who died in 1991. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harry M. and Janet N . (Musselman) Schaeffer. She was a charter member of Midway Manor Moravian Church, Allentown, and was active in its women's fellowship. She was formerly a Girl Scout leader in Midway Manor. Survivors: Daughters, Earleen C., wife of Russell Olson of Livingston, Mon., and Janet S. of Allentown; brothers, William T. in Arkansas and Harry J. Schaeffer of Allentown; a granddaughter and a great-grandson. Services: At convenience of the family. Arrangements, Downing Funeral Home, 1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem.

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Source: The Herald, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 20 December 1901
After an illness of about one year, Mrs. Agnes, wife of Leander H. Small, died at her home near Mont Alto, on Wednesday morning. She was a daughter of the late George Benedict, of Quincy township. Beside her husband she leaves a daughter, Annie, and a son, George, at home and Mrs. Wilkeson, of Guilford township. Her brother, George D. Benedict, Mont Alto, and her sisters, Mrs. Aaron Small, Millbrook; Mrs. J. A. Duffield, Knepper station; Mrs. Greeawalt, Five Forks, and her mother Mrs. Benedict, survive her. Mrs. Small was a member of the German Baptist church and was a well known and estimable woman. Funeral services at the house Friday at 10 o'clock; interment in Mt. Zion graveyard.

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Source: The Morning Herald, Hagerstown, Maryland
Date: Thursday, 4 March 1965
Mrs. Charlotte Ann Small, 96, Waynesboro Rt. 2, widow of Samuel A. Small, died suddenly Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rhoda W. Myers, Waynesboro Rt. 2, of a heart attack. Born at Elbrook, Waynesboro Rt. 2, a daughter of the late Jesse S. and Rachel (Whitmore) Baer, she lived her early life at Elbrook and after her marriage in 1896 moved to her present residence. She was a member of Grindstone Hill United Church of Christ and the Golden Link Sunday School Class. Her husband died Feb. 10. 1935. In addition to her daughter, survivors include five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Grove Funeral Home here, the Rev. Donald Moul officiating. Burial will be in Hades Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

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Source: The Sabetha Star, Sabetha, Kansas
Date: Thursday, 23 February 1928
Adaline Meyers Smith was born in Somerset county, Pa., April 24, 1843 and died at her home in Morrill, Kans., Feb. 16, 1928, aged 84 years, 9 months and 22 days. At the age of 19 she came with her parents to Carroll County, Ill., where she was in 1864 married to J. I Smith. In the year 1876 they came to Kansas and a few years later purchased and moved on a farm 2 miles north of Morrill. Ten children were born to this union: John J.A., deceased, was killed in a cyclone in an early day; James of Arkansas city, Kan., LeRoy and Martin of Haynes, N. Dak.; Benjamin deceased; Sadie Buchholz, Chester and Edward of Morrill and two who died in infancy. Three sisters and four brothers also survive her. Her husband preceded her in death about three years ago.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 4 November 2004
Earl G. Ink Smith Jr., 57, of Germansville, died Monday, November, 1, 2004, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Lynne M. (Brobst) Smith. They celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on May 5. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Alverta J. (Meckes) Smith of Ashfield and the late Earl G. Smith Sr. He worked as a fitter for the former Bethlehem Corp., Easton, for 35 years. He was a member of Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, and Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club, New Tripoli. Survivors: Wife; son, Eric E. Smith of Ashfield; stepson, Michael S. Clifton of Germansville; stepdaughter, Michelle L., wife of Matthew A. Shea of Whitehall; brothers, Ronald L. Smith, Ted W. Smith, Mickey M. Smith and Mike T. Smith, all of Ashfield; sisters, Carol A. Hobar, Nancy M. Huber, Doris M. Bersch and Cindy L. Strobel, all of Bethlehem, Linda E. Sarson of New Tripoli; grandsons, Zachary C. Smith and Anthony E. Smith, both of Northampton; nieces, nephews. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 5, 2004, Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville. Call 7-8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Contributions: Lehigh Valley Hospital Regional Heart Center, c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville 18078-0196.

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Frank Leroy Smith, 111 West Side Avenue, died at 1:30 p.m. yesterday, aged 57. He was the son of Thomas and Flora (Reynolds) Smith, Smithsburg, and a member of the Church of the Brethren. He was employed by the Hagerstown Shoe and Legging Company. Surviving are wife, Leila (Beard) Smith; sons, Gay L., Fairplay, Earl J., Hagerstown; brothers, George S., Baltimore, Clora, Hagerstown; and three grandchildren. The body will rest at the home until 1 p.m. Friday, when it will be removed to Grace United Brethren Church. Funeral service will be held there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Dr. G. Rider officiating, with interment in the Sharpsburg cemetery.

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Jacob Alvardo Smith (5C4R) and
Cora Elizabeth (Ort) Smith.

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Source: History of Kansas
Author: William G. Cutler
Publisher: Andreas, Chicago, Illinois
Date: 1883
John I. Smith, farmer and stock raiser, Section 24, Township 1, Range 15, P.O. Morrill, was born in Somerset County, Pa., in April 1844, and lived in his native State, until 1856, when his parents removed to Carroll County, Ill., where he resided until October 18, 1876, when he became a resident of Kansas, locating in Morrill Township, Brown County, where he has resided since. He is a member of the German Baptist Church, and is Clerk of Morrill Township. He was married at Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., Ill., in July 1864, to Miss Adeline Meyers, a native of Somerset County, Pa. They have five children whose names are: --John J. Astor, Samuel J. Burnworth, Martin A. Byron, William H. Leroy, and Benjamin A. Cecil. Mr. Smith owns a fine upland farm of 160 acres, lying two miles north of Morrill; it is reached by fine roads, is enclosed by substantial fences, is in a high state of cultivation and is well supplied with water by means of wells and Larkin's branch of the Pony which flows through the southeast corner of the farm. There is a young and thrifty orchard on the property which covers two and half acres and contains 125 fruit trees of various varieties. The improvements are good and consist in part of a new, comfortable and cozy frame cottage containing seven rooms, surrounded by handsome shade trees, horse stable, sheds and lots, granary, corn cribs, etc. Mr. S. raises from 500 to 600 bushels of wheat, 100 to 150 bushels of rye, 300 bushels of oats, 3,000 to 4,00 bushels of corn, cuts twenty-five acres of hay, keeps fifteen to twenty stock cattle, forty to fifty Poland-China hogs, and eight head of fine horses. Mr. Smith is an honest, industrious and intelligent Pennsylvanian farmer, a prominent and useful citizen and a good neighbor.

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Source: The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, Kansas
Date: Thursday, 7 October 1937
ARK CITY WOMAN'S HANDWORK MAKES SHOWPLACE OF HOME
Weary of Leisure, Mrs. J.B. Smith Turned to Woodwork and Found Herself Surprisingly adept Here may be seen just a small segment of the whole collection of hand-turned wooden images made by Mrs. Lena Smith, an Arkansas City lady who, now in her sixties, turned to "whittling for a hobby". It is estimated by her daughter here in Wichita, Mrs. Audrey Woods, 424 Ellis, that Mrs. Smith by now has made about 2,000 pieces ranging from animals, serpents, fowls, reptiles to house, barns, windmills, lighthouses, etc. She makes her characters and buildings out of common grocery-box wood and common boards found about a lumber yard and her implements include her husband's old pocket knife, a key hole saw, a claw hammer and a paint brush. Mrs. Smith is pictured also. The versatility of the human hand and the readiness with which it adepts itself to whatever task the imagination may devise, not only to support but to amuse, has become manifest in the case of an Arkansas City woman 64 years old who, through her work-worn hands, has found a hobby in woodworking that has made her home a showplace of southeast Kansas. Ten years ago Mrs. S.J.B. (Lena) Smith, and her husband, moved from the family farm to Arkansas City, 919 South B Street. It was to be a well earned retirement for both. But, as so often befalls persons who attempt to retire after long, arduous lives, this couple found themselves unhappy victims of leisure. Mrs. Smith tried quilting. For about six years she worked industriously over the quilt frames but this constant stooping and reaching affected her digestion and the doctor said: "Stop." It was not long after that Mrs. Smith began to long for something to do. Her attention was attracted by the wooden image of a little flower girl and this hard working ex-farm woman thought to try her hand at that and thus was born an unusual hobby. So she drew a design of a little stooping flower girl, pot in hand watering an imaginary plant. Then, armed with a key-hole saw and her husband's old pocket knife, she went whittling down a path usually assigned to pottering men, young and old, whittlers by heritage. The difference, though, between the whittling of this woman and that of men, is that the former reached a number of useful ends while man's whittling normally arrives only at the sharp end of a stick.
HAD A KNACK FOR IT
First of all, Mrs. Smith discovered, and so did her abashed husband, that she had a knack for whittling and carving in wood that out-distanced the fondest hope of the aspiring male. The first thing she knew she was whittling and carving with the greatest zeal and her unrest and nervousness and indigestion vanished. As her success grew, so did her imagination and she went from flower girls to animals to reptiles to birds to houses to wooden chains carved from one continuous stick with no breaks in the perfect links... this, too, don't forget, with a pocket knife and a key hole saw! It might logically be suspected that by now her hobby had taken on the aspect of science and that Mrs. Smith had long ago forsaken the ordinary woods she found in old boxes at the corner grocery and in miscellaneous boards she found at the lumber yard. But that is exactly what she did not do.
REFUSES TO COMMERCIALIZE
She is in this for amusement only and the arduousness of the task is part of the game. However, she had had many an opportunity to commercialize her hobby. Hordes of people who wish to buy the decorative objects and if necessary she might make a pretty fine living. She kept track one year and found that 2,671 persons had visited her menagerie which occupies her front and back yards and her living room. She now has upwards of 2,000 pieces. Among them is a most complete farmstead. After turning her craft to house building it was naturally a short step for this veteran farm wife to construction of a set of miniature farm buildings. She has performed this trick with great success. Her best set includes all of the barns, sheds, garages, windmills, hen houses, hog sheds...everything that might be seen on the farm home lot including the little one with a half moon in the door. There is the inevitable light house, set by a fish-pond ocean among beautiful rocks that have found their way from every state in the union to the back yard of the Smith home. And there are numerous other houses also. She has even built a filling station to complete the picture of farm and city life, peopled with all the necessary inhabitants. Mrs. and Mrs. Smith are the parents of Mrs. Audrey Woods, 424 Ellis.

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Source: Morning Press, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 17 February 1975
Mrs. Maude (Hess) Smith, 65, of Briggsville, died at 9:10 a.m. Sunday in Berwick Hospital where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. She had been in ill health for a number of years. She is survived by her husband, Harold Smith, to whom she had been married for 45 years. She was daughter of the late Fred and Happie Readler Hess, and a lifelong resident of the Briggsville area. She held membership in Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, Briggsville, and also the Ladies Adi of that congregation. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons; Harold Smith Jr. and Clifford Smith, both of Briggsville; four sisters: Mrs. Robert (Hazel) Chapin, Briggsville; Mrs. Clarence (Cleo) Hontz, Carlisle; Mrs. Otto (Lucretia) Gearhart, Muhlenburg; and Mrs. Charles (Hilda) Mowery, Hobbie; four grandchildren. Funeral will be held Wednesday morning at eleven in Mt. Zion Untied Church of Christ, Briggsville, with Rev. Barry Lohman, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery, Briggsville. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Ralph H. Cragle Funeral Home, Hobbie.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 29 March 1988, Page B8
Mrs. Mildred F. Smith, 64, of 525 Henry St., Hellertown, died Monday in her home. She was the widow of Stanley R. Smith. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Victor E. and Malinda C. (Miller) Bogert. Surviving are a son, Stanley R. Jr., at home; four daughters, Carolyn M., wife of Robert Stocklas of Nazareth, Bonnie L., wife of Leon Kichline of West Fork Ark., Jean A., wife of Richard Johnson of Hellertown R1, and Brenda L., wife of Jeffrey King of Hellertown; three sisters, Mrs Jenny Poe and Mrs. Margaret Thomas both of Allentown, and Dorothy Southworth of Philadelphia, and 12 grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Werley-Knopp Funeral Home, 46 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown. A calling hour will precede the services.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 31 October 1985, Page B8
Stanley R. Smith, 65, of 525 Henry St., Hellertown, died Wednesday in his home. He was the husband of Mildred F. (Bogert) Smith. He and his wife observed their 39th wedding anniversary last January. He was a door machine operator in the Coke Works Department of Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 34 years, retiring in 1982. Born in Hokendauqua, he was the son of the late Albert and Minnie (Hefner) Smith. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving with his widow are a son, Stanley R. Jr. at home; four daughters, Carolyn M., wife of Robert Stocklas of Nazareth; Bonnie L., wife of Leon Kichline of West Fork, Ark.; Jean A., wife of Richard Johnson of Hellertown R.1 and Brenda L., wife of Jeffrey King of Hellertown; a sister, Mrs. Leona Dotterer of Allentown and 12 grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Werley-Knopp Funeral Home, 46 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown. A calling hour will precede the services.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 29 May 2006, Page B5
Renae P. Smith, of Fountain Hill, formerly of Orefield, died Saturday, May 27, 2006 in Cedarbrook-Fountain Hill Annex. She was the wife of the late Paul John Smith, who died in 1963. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Jefferson M. and Florence Mae (Levan) Leibenguth. She worked as a waitress for Hoffman Caterers of Allentown, along with various other locations throughout the greater Lehigh Valley for many years before retiring in 1976. She was a member and former Sunday school teacher at the Evangelical Church of the Holy Trinity, Northampton, a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Allentown and a former committee woman for the Republican party, Schnecksville. Survivors: Daughter, Carol Jane, wife of William Kreitz, Bethlehem; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2006 in the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave, Northampton, PA 18067. Calling hour 10-11 a.m. prior to service. Burial will immediately follow services at Fairview Cemetery, Northampton. Contributions: May be made to the church memorial fund or th American Heart Association, both c/o the funeral home.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 7 December 2007
Hester C. Smoyer, 95, formerly of Sauerkraut Lane, Macungie, died Wednesday, December 5 in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. She was the widow of Reuben C. Smoyer, who died in April 2003. They had been married for more than 70 years. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Annie (Kruse) Findlay. She was a member of Zion Lehigh Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alburtis, where she sang on the choir for many years and was active in its Lydia Ladies group. She also was the pianist for Lower Macungie Senior Citizens for many years. Hester and Reuben had a love of music, which they shared with their family and others. Survivors: Daughters, Ruby A., wife of Harry Dickson, of Alburtis, Betty Jr., wife of the late Stanley Reidenhour, who died in September and Sylvia C., wife of Jeff Mohr, both of Macungie; brother, Eugene and his wife, Shirley Findlay, of Alburtis; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. Services: Completed funeral arrangements will be announced. Arrangements, Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville. Contributions: Zion Lehigh Lutheran Church, 8269 Spring Creek Road, Alburtis, 18011.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 1 May 2003
Reuben C. Smoyer, 97, of Macungie, died April 29 in Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township. He was married to Hester C. (Findlay) Smoyer for 70 years last July. He was a farmer and orchardist in Lower Macungie Township. Born in Lower Macungie Township, he was a son of the late William T. and Cora E. (Lichtenwalner) Smoyer. He was a member and choir member of Zion Lehigh Evangelical Lutheran Church, Alburtis, and a Sunday school superintendent for 10 years. He was a member of the Macungie Grange for more than 50 years and a member of the Lower Macungie Senior Citizens. He was a chaplain for both organizations. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Ruby A. Dickson of Alburtis, Betty J. Reidenhour and Sylvia C. Mohr, both of Macungie; sisters, Mabel Berger of Topton, Dorothy Kuhns of Schnecksville; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Monday in the church. Arrangements, Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville. Contributions: Church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 23 February 1984, Page B12
Mrs. Dorothy S. Smurda, 76, of 205 E. Federal St., Allentown, died Wednesday in her home. Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Wayne Snyder attributed death to natural causes. She was the widow of John J. Smurda. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Solomon H. and Stella V. (Deysher) Bogert. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Allentown. Surviving are a son, John R. of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, LeRoy S., with whom she resided, and a sister, Beatrice C., wife of Frank Sofranek of Allentown. Services at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Werley-Knopp Funeral Home, 46 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown, will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 in the church. A calling hour will precede the services.

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Source: The Morning Callr, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 5 January 1994, page B8
Allen Louis Snyder, 92, of 601 S. Wibaux, Wibaux, Mont. formerly of 4501 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, died Sunday in Glendive (Mont.) Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Edna E. (Leibenguth) Snyder. He was a mechanic in the Northampton and Allentown areas for many years. During World War II, he worked for the Bethlehem Railroad. Born in Rising Sun, North Whitehall Township, he was a son of the late Harvey and Elamenda Snyder. He was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs. Survivors: Daughter, Mrs. Alma Miller of Beach, N.D., seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Graveside services: 9 a.m. Saturday, Union Church Cemetery, Neffs. No calling hours. Arrangements, Richard A. Heintzelman, Schnecksville.
Date: January 5, 1994, page B8
Obit listed again as being Allen Louis Snyder.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 26 March 1993, Page B8
Clair E. "Slim" Snyder, 65, of 8951 Hamilton Blvd., Breinigsville, died Wednesday in his home. Lehigh County Coroner Wayne Snyder attributed death to a fractured neck received from an accidental fall off a stepladder. Clair Snyder owned Snyder Auto Body, Breinigsville, from 1977 until retiring in 1991, and Newton Auto Body, Newton, 1952-77. He was known locally for building his own aircraft -- a gyrocopter -- and flying it out of Kutztown Airport. In 1976, he received an award from the Experimental Aircraft Association, Oshkosh, Wis., for his excellence in workmanship in building the Benson Aircraft Co.'s gyrocopter. Born in Lowhill Township, he was a son of the late Edgar W. and Mamie A. (Frey) Snyder. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. Survivors: Daughters, Linda, wife of Donald Olson of Allentown, and Mrs. Sheila Vargas of Northampton; brothers, Ralph G. of Orefield R.2 and Sterling W. of Orefield, and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son Scott. Memorial service: 7 p.m. Monday, Zion Union Maxatawny Church, Maxatawny. No calling hours. Arrangements, Keller Funeral Home, Fogelsville.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 12 March 1995, Page B12
Dorothy E. Snyder, 97, formerly of Schnecksville and Nazareth, died Saturday in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Rev. Dr. Harvey C. Snyder. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Henry T. and Mary L. (Miller) Heintzelman. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nazareth, where she taught Sunday school for 30 years, weekday church school for many years, and was a superintendent of the Junior Luther League. She was also a former corresponding secretary of the executive board of the ladies auxiliary of the Muhlenberg Hospital Center. Survivors: Brother, Richard A. of Schnecksville, and sisters, Jean E., wife of Dwight C. Harrier of Richmond, Va., and Joyce E., wife of the Rev. John C. Pretz Jr. of Lititz, Lancaster County. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Richard A. Heintzelman Funeral Home, 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 13 March 1985, Page B12
Edgar W. Snyder, 83, of Wescosville R.2, died Monday in Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Mamie A. (Frey) Snyder. He was a clinker operator for Lehigh Portland Cement Co. for 10 years, retiring many years ago. Born in Weisenberg Township, he was a son of the late Wilson and Kate (Heintzelman) Snyder. He was a member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church, New Tripoli R.2. Surviving are three sons, Clair of Breinigsville R.2, and Ralph and Sterling, both of Orefield R.2; a sister Luella, wife of George Reinert of New Tripoli R.1; 17 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Gilbert F. Keller and Son Funeral Home, 20 N. Church St., Fogelsville. A calling hour will precede the services.

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Source: The Times, Frankfort, Clinton County, Indiana
Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2005
Faye A. (Leibenguth) Snyder, 97, Mulberry, died at 8:25 p.m. May 23, 2005, in Mulberry Health and Retirement Center. Mrs. Snyder was a 1926 graduate of Mulberry High School and attended Purdue University. She worked at The Farmers Bank, Mulberry, for 42 years, retiring Jan. 1, 1973. She was a life member of Mulberry Trinity United Church of Christ and was its treasurer 44 years. She was the first female member of the Mulberry Community Club. Mrs. Snyder was born Sept. 29, 1907, in Clinton County to Izie E. and Flora Ruch Leibenguth. She married Burvil A. Snyder on Jan. 7, 1973, in Mulberry, and he died Jan. 31, 1992. Surviving are four adopted daughters, Mrs. Roy (Mary Jane) Roush of Rossville, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Kemmer of Lafayette, Mrs. Don (Kay) Knop of Monticello and Mrs. Tony (Karen) Gascho of Buck Creek; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, Joan Miller, preceded her in death. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Mulberry Trinity United Church of Christ with the Rev. Merton Bobo officiating. Calling will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Fair Haven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church. Bodine Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 24 July 1991, page B10
Jeffrey A. Snyder, 30, of 5 N. 7th St., Slatington, died Tuesday at home. Lehigh County Coroner Wayne Snyder said a ruling on his death will be made pending further tests. Snyder was a laborer. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Sterling W. Snyder Sr. of Orefield and the late Lorraine C. (Clauser) Snyder. Survivors: Father; son, Christopher M. of Allentown; brother, Sterling W. Jr. of Slatington; sisters, Donna, wife of Dennis Shoemaker of Kempton R.1, and Debra Ann, wife of Dane Grammes of Slatington R.3 Services: At convenience of the family. No calling hours. Arrangements, Richard A. Heintzelman Funeral Home, Schnecksville.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 6 December 1990, Page B10
Mrs. Lorraine C. Snyder (Sterling Sr), 53, of Slatington R.2, died Wednesday in the home of her son, Sterling Jr. of Slatington, with whom she recently resided. She was a sewing machine operator at Cross Country Clothes, Northampton, for the past 26 years. Born in Ballietsville, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Anne J. (Snyder) Clauser. Survivors: Sons, Sterling Jr. and Jeffrey A. of Slatington; daughters, Donna, wife of Dennis Shoemaker of Kempton, and Debra Anne, wife of Dane Grammes of Slatington; brothers, Roland of Whitehall Township and Louis of Slatington; sisters, Althea, wife of Floyd Schaeffer, and Margaret, wife of Robert Bachman, both of Slatington, and five grandchildren. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Richard A. Heintzelman Funeral Home, 54 Summit Road (Route 309), Schnecksville. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 27 April 2000, Page B8
Ralph George Snyder, 69, of Orefield, died Wednesday, April 26, in the home of his daughter, Shirley Rodenbach of Brodheadsville. He was the husband of Pauline (Herstich) Snyder. They would have been married for 38 years on Friday. He formerly worked for Fisher's TV, Effort, for two years, and previously was a plasterer for Duggan and Marcon Inc., Allentown, for 30 years before retiring in 1992. Born in Breiningsville, he was a son of the late Edgar and Mamie (Frey) Snyder. He was a member of St. Roch's Catholic Church, Pen Argyl. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, a Purple Heart recipient, and a member of American Legion Post 215, Catasauqua. He was also a member of the Copeechan Fish and Game Club, Schnecksville, and the Rural Sportsmen Association, Trexlertown. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Shirley, Janet Snyder of Effort; brother, Sterling of Kutztown, three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Mass: 10 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Friday, Kresge Funeral Home, Route 209, Brodheadsville. Contributions: To the church, or the VNA/Hospice of Monroe County, East Stroudsburg R.5, or to the Western Pocono Community Library, Brodheadsville.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 27 July 1990, Page B1
A Breinigsville man and a Hamburg man were killed when their biplane crashed at a private air field near Shoemakersville last night, state police at Hamburg said. Scott Snyder, 19, whose exact address in Breinigsville was unknown last night, was a passenger in a biplane piloted by Donald Grim, 56, of Hamburg. The aircraft is owned by Clair Snyder of Breinigsville, police said. Troopers said the plane had just taken off and was flying east about 8 p.m. when it went into what police believe was a stall spin and came "straight down and hit the ground with its nose," according to the police report. Berks County Coroner William Fatora pronounced Grim and Snyder dead at the scene, a field at Don's Air Park at Farview Road and Air Park Lane in Perry Township, south of Hamburg. Both men were apparently killed on impact, police said. They were taken to Reading Hospital. The scene was secured for the night, and the Federal Aviation Administration and National Traffic Safety Board will arrive this morning to begin their investigation, state police said. A Topton man who was flying an ultra-light, single-passenger craft at the same time said the private airfield is on a farm owned by Grim. David Klein was descending from about 2,000 feet into a landing pattern when he saw the biplane after it had already hit the ground. "I saw the airplane sitting there with its top wing crushed on top of the fuselage," Klein said. "About 10 to 15 seconds later I saw everybody running toward it." Klein said two other aircraft besides his were in the air when the crash occurred. One was a restored World War II-type liaison plane that Klein said "had visited our field about two months ago and had just been restored,", and the second was a small, four-passenger plane. He said he saw the other aircraft before he saw the downed plane "because I was trying to maintain some separation from them." Klein said he watched the restored plane "just flying around the area low ... lazily, like it had no real destination" before it landed. The small plane was still in the air, just slightly above Klein's craft, after he saw the biplane on the ground, he said. "Some radio control people were apparently annoyed (at the restored World War II plane)," Klein said, "because it was flying in the north area where the models (remote-controlled model airplanes) normally fly."

Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 28 July 1990, Page B26
Federal Aviation Administration officials are investigating whether a second airplane had a role in an crash Thursday night that killed two men on a rural Berks County hillside. Killed were Scott N. Snyder, 19, of Kutztown R.1, and Donald Grim, 56, of Hamburg. Grim was piloting the aircraft, which is owned by Clair Snyder of Breinigsville, the youth's father. Reports yesterday that the plane went down after trying to avoid a midair collision with another plane could not be confirmed. But witnesses thought it was unlikely that a near collision occurred, according to a pilot flying in the area at the time of the crash. "From what I heard ... from other people at the (airplane) model field, even though one might have been in close proximity, I doubt that it could have caused the crash like it occurred," said David Klein of Topton, who was preparing to land his ultra-light, single- passenger craft when he saw the downed plane. Klein said he did not see the plane crash. Klein said two other planes besides his were in the air at the time of the crash. One was a restored World War II-type plane. The plane that crashed was just taking off from a small grass airfield at Don's Air Park in Perry Township, south of Hamburg, when it went into a stall spin and fell to the ground, according to police reports. Workers yesterday were preparing to haul the crumbled plane from the site. An FAA official at the scene declined to talk about the crash. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. Scott Snyder was a 1988 graduate of Kutztown High School. He was a student at the University of Maine, Augusta. Born in Maxatawny Township, he was a son of Clair E. Snyder of Breinigsville R.2, and the late Dolores R. (Bigley) Snyder. Snyder was a member of Zion Maxatawny Lutheran Church. Surviving with his father are three sisters, Linda, wife of George Heiney of Allentown; Sheila, wife of Steve Vargas of Northampton; and Linda, wife of Donald Olson of Allentown. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Calling hours will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Keller Funeral Home, 20 N. Church St., Fogelsville.

Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 31 July 1990, Page B3
Friends of a 19-year-old Kutztown area man killed Thursday in a plane crash near Hamburg have set up a scholarship fund in his memory. Donations to the Scott Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund can be sent in care of Northeast Bank of Pennsylvania, Box 325, Main Street and Constitution Blvd., Kutztown 19530. Snyder of Kutztown R.1 and Donald Grim, 56, of Hamburg were killed about 8 p.m. Thursday when their small plane, piloted by Grim, apparently stalled and fell to the ground. The plane was taking off from a small grass airfield at Don's Air Park in Perry Township, south of Hamburg. The plane was owned by Snyder's father, Clair Snyder of Breinigsville. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. Snyder, who would have been 20 last Friday, planned to attend the University of Maine at Augusta to study music, said Sharon Stoudt, who helped her son Jeff and his friends organize the scholarship fund. Snyder lived with the Stoudts outside Kutztown for the past six weeks, and Snyder and Jeff Stoudt were close friends, she said. Though a decision has not been made, the scholarship could be awarded to a Kutztown High School student who wants to pursue a career in music, said Sharon Stoudt. Snyder graduated from Kutztown in 1988.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 15 December 2000, page A28
Sterling W. Snyder Sr., 66, of Wernersville, Berks County, formerly of Orefield, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was a bulldozer operator and truck driver for Carl Betz Trucking, Orefield, for several years. Born in Lowhill Township, he was a son of the late Edgar W. and Mamie (Frey) Snyder. Survivors: Daughters, Donna L. Shoemaker of Reading, Debra A. Grammes of Slatington, Jennifer; sons, Sterling W. Jr. of Slatington, Stacy, Michael and Ralph; nine grandchildren. A son, Jeffrey A., died in 1991. Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Heintzelman Funeral Home 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville. No calling hours.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 7 March 1986, Page B7
Mrs. Sylvia Snyder, 79, of the Hassler Nursing Home, Shillington, Berks County, died Thursday in the home. She was the widow of Osville Snyder. Born in Washington Township, Lehigh County, she was a daughter of the late David and Amanda (Miller) DeLong. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Mabel Hess of West Lawn, Union County. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the C.L. Losh Funeral Home, 124 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown. A calling hour will precede the services.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 31 July 1991, Page B12
Beatrice C. Sofranek, 81, of 219 E. Federal St., Allentown, died Tuesday in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Sofranek. Born in Zionsville, she was a daughter of the late Solomon and Stella (Deyscher) Bogert. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Allentown. Survivors: Son, LaMont of Whitehall Township; daughter, Gayle Ebert of Allentown, and a grandson. Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday, K.V. Knopp Funeral Home, 46 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown; Mass at 10 a.m. in the church. Call 8:30- 9:30 a.m. Friday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 12 November 1990, Page B8
Frank J. "Freddy" Sofranek, 78, of 219 E. Federal St., Allentown, died Saturday in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of Beatrice C. (Bogert) Sofranek. They would have been married 50 years this month. He was a crane operator for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 30 years, retiring in 1974. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Francis and Monica (Cech) Sofranek. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Allentown. Survivors: Wife; son, LaMont of Whitehall Township; daughter, Gayle Ebert of Allentown; sister, Mary, wife of John Kacar of Bethlehem, and a grandson. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, K.V. Knopp Funeral Home, 46 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown; Mass at 11 a.m. in the church. Call 9:30- 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 2 July 1989, Page B8
Dorothy V. Southworth, 68, of 1738 S. Dorrance St., Philadelphia, died Saturday in Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia. According to the Philadelphia County medical examiner's office, the cause of death was attributed to multiple injuries received Saturday in an automobile accident in the 1700 block of Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia. She was a waitress at the Broad Street Diner, Philadelphia, for many years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Melinda (Miller) Bogert. Survivors: Sisters, Jennie I. Poe and Margaret E. Thomas, both of Allentown. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown. Call noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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Source: Minter Funeral Chapels, Tarkio, Missouri
Date: Monday, 21 March 2011
Floyd Galen Southard, the son of Floyd Millard and Lois M. (Russell) Southard was born May 7, 1925 in Hand, Arkansas. He attended Happy Hill Country School east of Tarkio, Missouri in his youth and also attended Tarkio High School. Galen was united in marriage to Mary Lucille Rolofson on May 17, 1947 at the Methodist Church Parsonage in Tarkio. They lived and farmed in the Craig, Fairfax and Tarkio, Missouri areas. In September 2010, they moved into Tarkio where they lived to the present time. Galen passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 85 years. Galen was a member of the Fairfax Baptist Church, Fairfax, and the Allen-Schiffern American Legion Post #199, Tarkio. Besides his parents, Galen was preceded in death by one daughter, Jolene Harriman and brother, Doyle Southard. Survivors include his wife, Lucille, Tarkio; two sons, Gene Southard and his wife Roxanne, and Marvin Southard and his wife, Karon, all of Tarkio; six grandchildren, Jason, Mandy, Jamie, Greg, Jason, and Jamie; fourteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Interment: Center Grove Cemetery, Westboro, Missouri. Military rites under the auspices of Allen-Schiffern American Legion Post #199, Tarkio. Visitation: 7:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2011, Davis Funeral Home. Memorials: Tarkio Nutrition Center or Fairfax Baptist Church. Services: Davis Funeral Home,Tarkio.

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Source: News Press, Tarkio, Missouri
Date: Saturday, 2 February 2013
TARKIO, Mo. - Lucille (Rolofson) Southard, 86, Tarkio, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Bryan LGH Medical Center, Lincoln, Neb. Preceded: parents, Samuel Paul and Mae Louise (Slafter) Rolofson; husband, Floyd Galen Southard; daughter and son-in-law, Jolene and Larry Harriman; sisters, Mildred Rosenlof, Dorothy and Grace Rolofson; and brothers, Gayle and Pete Rolofson. Survivors: two sons, Eugene (Roxanne) Southard and Marvin (Karon) Southard, all of Tarkio; six grandchildren, Jason (Tammy) Harriman, Jamie (Bryce) Poland, Jason (Danielle) Southard, Mandy (Dusty) Fielder, Jamie (Sally) Moore and Greg (Laura) Moore; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Paul (Gloria) Rolofson, Sandy, Ore.; sisters, June (Charles) Wensel, Mountain Home, Ark. and Esther Southard, Fairfax, Mo.; sister-in-law, Dixie Rolofson, Red Oak, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2013, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Interment: Center Grove Cemetery, Westboro, Mo. Open visitation will begin 11 a.m. Sunday, February 3, 2013, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. The family will receive friends 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2013, prior to the service, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio. Memorials: Tarkio Nutrition Center, Tarkio. Services: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 10 November 1989, Page B10
Mrs. Helen M. Spohn, 88, of 1130 Meade St., Reading, formerly of Wescosville, died Thursday in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. She was the widow of Paul R. Spohn. Born in Wescosville, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Emma Bogert. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Trexlertown. She was a former coordinator of the Wescosville Unit of the March of Dimes. Survivors: Son, the Rev. Paul H., with whom she resided, and three grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday in the church. Call 2-3 p.m. Sunday in the church. Arrangements, Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

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Source: The New Republic, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 14 June 1979
George A. Stahl, 84, of Berlin, RD 4, died June 10, 1979, in Someset Community Hospital. Born in Meyersdale, August 2, 1894, he was the son of the late Peter R. and Annie (Robbins) Stahl. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former, Edna Brant and one brother. He is survived by these children: Mrs. Emery (Helen) Kapitan of Greencastle; Paul R. of Little Locking, Ohio; Mrs. Floyd (Shirley) Airesman of Somerset; and Rober tat home, also eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was a brother of Mrs. Florence Phillips of Johnstown; James of Somerset and Mrs. Nellie Brant of Baltimore, Maryland; and Clarence of Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Ridge United Church of Christ. Friends were received in the Johnson-Kuhlman Funreal Home, Berlin. Funeral Service was held at the Ridge Church with Mr. Harvey Stoffer officiating. Interment, Ridge Church Cemetery.

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Source: Cumberlink Sentinel, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 3 February 2006
Duncannon: Woman injured in crash
A woman was severely injured in a crash on Routes 11/15 in Penn Twp. at 5:43 a.m. yesterday.
Kathy A. Steckley, 49, of Duncannon RR 4, was driving a 1992 Ford Probe south when she lost control of the vehicle, said Cpl. Alan Houck of the Penn Twp. police. Houck said the vehicle went up an embankment, rolled, hit a tree, then came to rest on the highway on its roof. Steckley's vehicle was then hit by a car that pushed it 43 feet, ejecting Steckley, Houck said. That car was driven by Terry Allen, 48, of Spring Mills, who was taken to Holy Spirit Hospital for evaluation. Steckley was flown by Life Lion to Hershey Medical Center, where a spokeswoman said her condition is critical. Houck said no charges will be filed.

Source: Cumberlink Sentinel, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 5 February 2006
Duncannon woman dies after accident
A Perry County woman who was critically injured in a two-vehicle accident early Thursday died Friday in Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Kathy A. Steckley, 49, of Duncannon RR 4, was injured when she lost control of her 1992 Ford Probe on Routes 11/15 in Penn Twp. about 5:45 a.m. Her car went up an embankment, rolled, hit a tree and came to rest on the highway on its roof, according to Penn Twp. police. Terry Allen, 48, of Spring Mills, was driving on the highway when the crash happened and was unable to stop in time, police said. His car hit Steckley's, pushing it 43 feet and causing the woman to be ejected, police said.

Source: Penn Live, The Patriot News, Central Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 9 February 2006
Kathy A. Steckley, 49, of Watts Twp., Duncannon, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006 in Hershey Medical Center as a result of an automobile accident. She worked for Rohrer Bus Service, Duncannon, and loved animals. Surviving are her husband, James L. Steckley; a son, William David Burke Jr. of California; a daughter, Tiffany L. Burke of Newport; a stepson, J.R. Mutzabaugh of Millerstown; two stepdaughters, Pam Kelly of Millerstown and Tonya Stroup of Lykens; three brothers, Gary McCauslin of Florida, Randall McCauslin of Mt. Holly Springs and Robert McCauslin of Bloserville; two sisters, Mandy Moore and Sandra McCauslin, both of Carlisle; and five stepgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, in David M. Myers Funeral Home, Second and Walnut streets, Newport. Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Harrisburg, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg 17111.

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Source: Easton Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 6 April 1962, Page 30
Charles Mandigo Stem, of 2230 Fairview Ave., Wilson, died yesterday at Nazareth, R. D. 1. He had been in ill health for a number of years. He was 75 yesterday. Mr. Stem retired eight years ago as supervisor of the distributing tool room at the Ingersoll-Rand Co., Phillipsburg, after 34 years with the company. He was born April 5, 1887, in Easton, a son of the late Howard and Mary Kirkendall Stem. He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Easton. Surviving are his widow, the former Elizabeth Marguerite Levers, and a brother, Chester Arthur Stem, Easton. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Bender Funeral Home, Easton.

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Source: Easton Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 15 June 1965, Page 4
C.A. Stem, 82, Retired Easton Policeman
Chester Arthur Stem, 82, of 800 Spring Garden St., retired Easton policeman, died yesterday afternoon at his home. Mr. Stem retired from the Easton police force in 1946. He had been on the force for 31 years serving as patrolman, traffic officer and city detective. Born July 11, 1882, in Easton, he was a son of the late Howard and Mary Kirkendall Stem. He was of the Moravian faith and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Mr. Stem and his wife, the former Ida May Noll, would have observed their 61st wedding anniversary today. Survivors include seven sons, Floyd and Raymond, both at home; Howard N., Mine Hill, N.J.; Walter A., Chester R., Richard E., and Harold N., all of Easton; a daughter, Mrs. Finn Eriksen, Winter Park, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Adams Funeral Home, Easton.

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Source: The Express Times, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 22 October 1995, Page B7
Chester R. "Chet" Stem, 79, of 1104 W. Lafayette St., Easton, died Saturday, Oct. 21, in Blough Nursing Home in Bethlehem. He was a welding engineer and supervisor at Bethlehem Steep Corp. for more than 30 years, retiring in 1978. Prior to that, he was employed by the Alpha-Portland Cement Co. in Easton. Born Aug 9, 1916, in Easton, he was a son of the late Chester A. and Ida M. Noll Stem. He was a member of First Moravian Church in Easton for more than 50 years and was a Sunday school teacher and former trustee of the church. He graduated from Easton High School in 1934. He received his mechanical engineering degree in 1940 from Lafayette College, where he was in the ROTC program. He served in the Army for the 201st Infantry Division in the Aleutians during World War II. He remained in the National Guard, retiring as a major. In the National Guard, he was in charge of the Easton Guard during the flood of Hurricane Diane. He was a life member of the Retired Officers Association; a member of the VFW Post in Easton; a member of the American Welding Society, Lehigh Valley Chapter, where he served as a former secretary and treasurer; a member of the Bethlehem Steel Club Bowling League; and a member of the MORA Club in Easton, where he sang in the chorus. He was a Cub Master of Cub Pack 8 in College Hill for several years. He served on the advisory board of the Easton Northampton County Vocational-Technical School and the advisory board of the Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School. He also served on the board of directors of Easton Heights Cemetery. He and his wife, the former Eva C. Korpan, observed their 51st wedding anniversary in April. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Seth L. of Providence, R. I., and Jeffrey A. of Burlington, Vt.; a daughter, Christine S. Bailey of Germansville, Pa.; three brothers, Walter A. of Phillipsburg, Richard E. of Easton, and Harold N. of Nazareth; a sister, Shirley E. Eriksen of Winter Park, Fla.: and seven grandchildren. Three brothers, Floyd, Robert R. and Howard, and a sister, Grace Kramer, all died earlier. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 14th and Northampton streets, Easton. Call 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Easton Heights Cemetery. The family requests memorials to First Moravian Church, 225 N. 10th St., Easton, PA 18042, or to Alzheimer's Research15825 Shady Grove Road, Rockville, MD 20850.

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Source: The Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 2 October 1972, Page 12
Floyd A. Stem, 67, Employed As Braden Flight Instructor
Floyd A. Stem, 67, of 819 Valley St., died Saturday at his home. Mr. Stem was employed by the City of Easton Bureau of Highways, retiring in 1970. He had been a flight instructor during World War II at Braden's Airport, Route 115. Born Feb. 26, 1905 in Easton, he was a son of Ida May Noll Stem. now of Winter Park, Fla., and the late Chester A. Stem. He was a member of Dallas Lodge 396, F&AM, Easton Forest 35, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Rajah Temple, Reading; and the Lehigh Consistory. Survivors include six brothers, Howard N., Mine Hill, N.J.; R. Raymond, Easton R.D. 2; Walter A. Phillipsburg; Chester R., Richard E and Harold N., all of Easton, and a sister, Mrs. Shirley E. Eriksen, Winter Park, Fla. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Strunk Funeral Home, Easton. Interment will be in Hay's Cemetery. Dallas Lodge will conduct services at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.

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Source: Hastings Banner, Hastings, Michigan
Date: Thursday, 18 November 1954, Page 1
Mrs. Kellar Stem Dies Here After Long Illness Did Outstanding Work In Organization of Pennock Guilds
Mrs. Kellar Stem (Grace Bullard), who was well known here for the effective work she did in getting Pennock hospital firmly established, died at her home on West Walnut street early Tuesday afternoon. She had been in poor health for the past several months. To many people in this community, her name will always be closely associated with the successful organization and operation of the various Hospital Guilds that contributed so much to Pennock hospital in its early struggle for survival here. It was the tactful and intelligent leadership given by Mrs. Stem that helped to make this project an outstanding success and gave it a permanence that continues to this day. Mrs. Stem was born in Grand Rapids, Oct. 26, 1870, the daughter of Byron J. and Roxina Hendershott Bullard. She graduated from Grand Rapids High school, attended business college and was employed in Chicago and Grand Rapids. After her marriage to Kellar Stem on Dec. 25, 1890, they lived for a time in Newaygo and Grand Rapids. In January 1900, he became manager of the Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair company, a local concern, so they moved to Hastings and have lived here ever since. Mrs. Stem was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal church and president of the Pennock Hospital Guilds, she was, for several years, president of the Women's Board of Pennock hospital. Surviving are her husband, Kellar; two sons, Chester B., of New Albany, Ind., and Jack, of Hastings; two daughters, Mrs. Gay (Mary) Jordan of Hastings, and Mrs. Earl (Connie) Wareham, of Berkley, Mich.; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Stem would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Dec 25th of this year. The funeral service will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal church on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Don Gury officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

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Source: Express Times, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 16 February 2001, Page B4
Harold Noll Stem, 79, of Easton, died Thursday, Feb. 15, in Easton Hospital. He was a firefighter for the Easton Fire Department for 36 years, retiring in 1988. Before that, he was a watchmaker at the former Larson's Jewelry Store, Third Street, Easton. He also worked for many years at Sherwood's in Easton. Born Nov. 25, 1921 in Easton, he was a son of the late Chester A. and Ida M. Noll Stem. He was of the Christian faith. He werved in the Army during World War II in Alaska, Okinawa and Korea. He was awarded four Bronze Stars. He was a 1940 graduate of Easton High School. He and his wife, the former Dorothy M. Faust, observed their 56th wedding anniversary April 29. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sharon L. of Easton; a brother, Richard E. of Easton; and a sister, Shirley E. Eriksen of Winter Park, Fla. A sister, Grace Kramer, and five brothers, Floyd "Red," Howard, Robert "Ray," Walter "Torch" and Chester, all died earlier. Services will be private. Call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Strunk Funeral Home, 602, W. Berwick St., Easton. Burial will be in Hay's Cemetery in Easton. The family requests memorials to the Northampton County SPCA, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042 or to Common Sense for Animals, P.O. Box 589, Broadway, NJ 08808.

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Source: Easton Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 21 March 1949, Page 14
Howard Stem, 94, one of this area's oldest Navy veterans, died Saturday afternoon at his home, 102 Broad street, Phillipsburg. He had been ill for several weeks. Mr. Stem served in the U.S. Navy in 1875 and 1876, plying up and down the Atlantic Coast as a landsman on the U.S.S. Ossipee, a sailing vessel with auxiliary steam engine. After leaving the Navy in 1876, Mr. Stem worked for the former American sheet steel mill in Phillipsburg. Later he was employed for many years by the People's Water Co. He retired in the early 1930's. He was born in Easton on Jan. 26, 1855, but had resided in Phillipsburg for more than 50 years. He attended Easton High School. Until his final illness, Mr. Stem always was in good health. He held open house on his 94th birthday anniversary two months ago. He took daily walks with his dog and never gave up the pleasure of occasional swims in the Delaware river. Mr. Stem's wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Kirkendall, died in 1937. He is sirvived by four children, Mrs. Harry S. Swick, with whom he lived; John A. Stem, of Belvidere R. D.; Chester A. Stem, of Easton, and Charles Stem, of Wilson Borough; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Schulz, of Cranford N.J.; 15 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.

Source: Easton Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 22 March 1949
Funeral of Mr. Howard Stem, 94, who died Saturday at his home, 102 Broad Street, Phillipsburg, was held this afternoon from Hagerty Colonial Home, Phillipsburg. The Rev. L. V. Hetrick, D.D. of Grace Evangelical Reformed Church, Easton officiated. Interment was in Phillipsburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chester Stem Jr and Walter, George and Earl Stem, Harry Swick Jr and Jack Swick, all grandsons of Mr. Stem.

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Source: The Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 25 June 1986, Page A6
Howard N. Stem, 77, of Mine Hill, N.J., died Monday in Morristown Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Before retiring in 1971, he was employed as a business manager for the Jersey Central Power and Light Co., Morristown, where he worked for 45 years. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Chester A. and Ida Mae Noll Stem. He lived in Easton until moving to Mine Hill 40 years ago. Mr. Stem was a member of Mine Hill Presbyterian Church, where he was superintendent of its Sunday School and was currently serving as treasurer; a past president and treasurer of Wharton Senior Citizens, and had served a term as president of the Mine Hill Board of Education. He and his wife, the former Mae E Sutton, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on Saturday. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Brig. Gen. David of Fort McClellan, Ala.; a daughter, Mrs. Joan Konetschny, Sparta, N.J.; five brothers, Robert R., Chester R., Richard and Harold , all of Easton, and Walter A. of Phillipsburg; a sister, Mrs. Shirley Eriksen, Orlando, Fla., and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be announced at a later date by the Tuttle Funeral Home, 272 Highway 10, Randolph, N.J.

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Source: Hastings Banner, Hastings, Michigan
Date: Thursday, 16 January 1969, Page 1
(Hubert John) Jack Stem Dies Thursday Following Stroke
Services for Jack Stem, 64, 982 N. Adams Road, Troy, who died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Providence Hospital at Southfield, were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Leonard-Osgood Funeral Home. The Rev. Canon Don M. Gury officiated and burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Stem suffered a stroke and had been in Providence Hospital for three weeks prior to his death. Death was due to a right cerebral Infarction. He was born in Hastings on May 29, 1904, the son of Kellar and Grace (Bullard) Stem. He was graduated from Hastings High in 1922 and attended the University of Michigan. Mr. Stem worked for Wanamakers of Philadelphia in their furniture department. In 1924 he returned to Hastings and worked at the Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair Company. Since 1953 he had been a manufacturer's representative for the Hickory Manufacturing Company and North Hickory Furniture Company of Hickory, N.C. Mr. Stem married June Briggs of Lansing on March 31, 1933. They lived in Hastings until 1958, when they moved to Troy. Mr. Stem was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church at Troy and the Michigan Furniture Travelers Association. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David of Fairfax, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Judith) Marczak of San Jose, Calif.; four grandchildren; a brother, Chester of New Albany, Ind., and two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Constance) Wareham of Royal Oak and Mrs. Gay (Mary) Jordan of 702 W. Walnut, Hastings.

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Source: Hastings Banner, Hastings, Michigan
Date: Thursday, 9 October 1958
HASTINGS FURNITURE DESIGNER, MANAGER SUCCUMBS MONDAY
Death Takes (Jacob) Kellar Stem After Long Illness; Gifted Man Made Carved Oak Furniture Nationally Known.
(Jacob) Kellar Stem, 90, 710 W. Walnut, retired Hastings industrialist and a civic leader for more than a half-century, died about 7 a.m. Monday at the Randall Nursing home in Grand Rapids where he had been a patient for the past 14 months. Wednesday at 10 a.m. former business associates, relatives and friends from all walks of life gathered at the Emmanuel Episcopal church for funeral services with the Rev. Don Gury officiating. Burial was in the family lot at Riverside cemetery. Mr. Stem had been ill for a long time prior to his death. He had been retired as general manager and as a major stockholder of the Grand Rapids Bookcase & Chair compnay since 1945, and one of his last major public appearances was at the dedication of the west wing of Pennock hospital in June of 1950. Mr. Stem is credited with being the moving force which gave Hastings its first hospital. He served for many years on the hospital board. Mr. Stem, affectionately known as "Pop" Stem by men and women throughout this area, was born on Oct. 27, 1867, in Easton, Pa., the son of Samuel and Mary Stem. When he was 12 he moved with his parents to Grand Rapids and as a teenager went to work as an apprentice in wood carving in Grand Rapids furniture factories. He switched to furniture design and later became manager of the Kent Furniture company at Newaygo. About 1898, the Grand Rapids Bookcase company was formed in Grand Rapids. In 1900, fire destroyed the firm's factory building. Richard Messer, who knew Mr. Stem, went to Grand Rapids and told him about the idle furniture plant here and that it could be purchased from the City bank. This brought Kellar Stem to Hastings. Mr. Stem was general manager and the largest single stockholder of the company which he served for 44 years. The company continued under his management until 1945, when he sold his interests and retired. Mr. Stem was a former director of the Furniture Manufacturer's Association of Grand Rapids and a former director of the Union Bank of Grand Rapids. He was also a former director of the Hastings City Bank, a charter member of the Rotary club, a member of the Country club, a former member of the Peninsular club of Grand Rapids, a life member of the Masonic Lodge and a life member of the Saladin Shrine of Grand Rapids. Mr. Stem, who was also interested in this community's youth affairs, was a kind man, and one who took a personal interest in helping children in need. He often took children into his own home to care for them. Mr. Stem was known to business associates and friends as a culinary artist, as well as an outstanding furniture man. Many business and sales meetings ended up at the Stem home with "Pop" Stem preparing the dinner. Mr. Stem's wife, who for many years was prominent in Pennock hospital affairs as chairman of the Women's Board, died Nov. 16, 1954. Mr. Stem is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Connie) Wareham of Berkley, Mich., and Mrs. Gay (Mary) Jordan of 702 W. Walnut; two sons, Jack of Detroit and Chester of New Albany, Ind.; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Kellar made the sanctuary alter for his Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Hastings, MI.

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Source: Easton Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 17 July 1954, Page 9
John Allen Stem, 76, of White Township, Belvidere R.D., a retired operator in the compressor department of Ingersoll-Rand Co., Phillipsburg, died early today at Easton Hospital, where he was admitted July 11. Born in Northampton County, he was the son of the late Howard and Mary Kirkendall Stem. He lived at the Belvidere address for the last 10 years. Prior to this he lived in Phillipsburg. He is survived by his widow, the former Mary Fitts, and two brothers, Chester A. and Charles M., both of Easton, and a sister, Mrs. Sadie Swick, of Phillipsburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the MacFadden Funeral Home, Belvidere.

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Source: Hastings Banner, Hastings, Michigan
Date: Thursday, 6 December 1984, Page 4
CENTREVILLE, VA - Mrs. June F. Stem, 72, of Centreville, Va., formerly of Hastings, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 1984, at the Commonwealth Hospital in Fairfax, VA. She was born on June 27, 1912 in Watertown, S.D., the daughter of George and Marjorie (Bennett) Briggs. She was raised in several communities throughout the United States. She graduated from Lansing Central High School and attended Albion College. She married Hubert (Jack) Stem on March 30, 1933, and resided in Hastings from 1933 until 1958. She and her husband were in wholesale furniture sales for many years while living in Hastings. She was a member of the Espiscopal Church. Mrs. Stem is survived by one son, David Stem of Fairfax, Va.; a daughter, Judith Ann Marczak of San Jose, Calif.; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 9, 1969. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, at Wren Funeral Home. The Rev. G. Wayne Smith officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

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Source: Express Times, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 20 January 2001, Page B4
Katherine E. Stem, worked at the 5 & 10
Katherine E. Stem, 81, of Easton died Friday, Jan. 19, in Manor Care Health Services in Palmer Township. Years ago she was employed by the former Kresge 5 & 10 in Easton. Born Nov. 30, 1919, in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Howard F and Catherine E. Richebacher Faust. She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Easton. She and her husband, Richard E., observed their 59th wedding anniversary June 8. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Wayne E. of Easton; two sisters, Marguerite Deemer of Palmer Township and Dorothy M. of Easton; and a grandson. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Strunk Funeral Home, 602 W. Berwick St., Easton. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Hay's Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the church 635 Center St., Easton, PA 18042 or to the Northampton County SPCA, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042.

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Source: Express-Times, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 30 November 1992, Page C3
SPARTA, N.J.---Mae Elizabeth Stem, 84, of Sparta, died Saturday, Nov. 28, in Dover General Hospital. Born April 23, 1908, in Easton, she later moved to Mine Hill, N.J., where she lived for 40 years. She was a member of Mine Hill Presbyterian Church for over 39 years, serving as a deacon, a member of the choir, and a member of the United Presbyterian Women of the church. She was also a former president of the Dover General Hospital Auziliary, where she served as a volunteer for 35 years, a member of the Dover Women's Club and a former president of the Mine Hill PTA. Her husband, Howard N. Stem, died in 1986. She is survived by a daughter, Joan Konetschny of Sparta; and four grandchildren. A son, Brig. Gen. David Stem, died in 1987. A memorial service will be keld at the Mine Hill Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Tuttle Funeral Home at 272 Route 10, Randolph, N.J., is handling the arrangements. The family requests memorials be sent to the Mine Hill Presbyterian Church, Route 46, Mine Hill, NJ, or to the Dover General Hospital Adult Day Care Center, Dover, NJ 07801.

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Source: Easton Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 8 April 1957, Page 23
Mrs. Mary B. Stem, Belvidere-Phillipsburg road, Belvidere R. D. died at 10:40 a.m. yesterday in Warren Hospital, where she had been a patient since Friday. She had been ill for some time. Mrs. Stem was the widow of John A. Stem, who died in July of 1954. Born in White Township, Warren County, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Annabelle Rogerson Fitts. Mrs. Stem taught in Warren County public schools for a short time many years ago. She was a member of the Belvidere Methodist Church. Surviving are a sister, Miss Reba M. Fitts, Belvidere R.D., and a brother, Samuel, in California. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the MacFadden Funeral Home, Belvidere.

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Source: Easton Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 25 August 1937, Page 8
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Stem, 81 years old, wife of Howard Stem, died at 4:10 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home, 102 Broad street, Phillipsburg. She had been in failing health for several years and had been confined to bed during the past three weeks. Mrs. Stem was a native of Easton, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Kirkendall. For the past forty years she resided in Phillipsburg. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, John Allen Stem, Phillipsburg; Chester Arthur Stem, member of the Easton police force; Charles M. Stem, also of Easton; a daughter, Mrs. Sadie Swick, wife of Harry Swick, living at home; two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Alice Williams and Mrs. Emily Plum; Isaac and William Kirkendall, all of Phillipsburg. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren.

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Source: The Tribune, New Albany, Indiana
Date: Friday, 10 July 1981, Page 3
Mrs. Richard K. Stem (Nancy E. Johnson), 62, died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital in Louisville. She was the former Nancy E. Johnson and was a native of Galesburg, Ill. Survivors besides her husband include two sons; Charles C. of Galena and Robert K. of Corydon; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara A. Eggers of Denver and five grandchildren. The body was cremated. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to charity. There will be a memorial service at a later date.

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Source: The Express Times, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 11 January 2013
Richard E. Stem, 93, formerly of Easton, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Mary Ellen Convalescent Home, Hellertown. Born: August 31, 1919, in Easton, he was a son of the late Chester and Ida Noll Stem. Personal: His wife of 59 years, the former Katherine E. Faust, passed away in 2001. Richard retired from Bethlehem Steel. Previously, he worked for Easton Car & Construction. He graduated from Easton High School and served with the Navy during WWII. Richard enjoyed woodworking and model making. Memberships: He was a member of New Creation United Church of Christ. Survivors: A son, Wayne Stem and his wife Lynn, of Easton and a grandson, Adam Stem. He was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister. Services: Private graveside services will be held in Hay's Cemetery under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Memorials: May be made to The Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042.

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Source: The Express Times, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 11 January 2013
Richard E. Stem, 93, formerly of Easton, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Mary Ellen Convalescent Home, Hellertown. Born: August 31, 1919, in Easton, he was a son of the late Chester and Ida Noll Stem. Personal: His wife of 59 years, the former Katherine E. Faust, passed away in 2001. Richard retired from Bethlehem Steel. Previously, he worked for Easton Car & Construction. He graduated from Easton High School and served with the Navy during WWII. Richard enjoyed woodworking and model making. Memberships: He was a member of New Creation United Church of Christ. Survivors: A son, Wayne Stem and his wife Lynn, of Easton and a grandson, Adam Stem. He was preceded in death by six brothers and a sister. Services: Private graveside services will be held in Hay's Cemetery under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com Memorials: May be made to The Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042.

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Source: The Courier Journal, Louisville, Kentucky
Date: Thursday, 1 April 2004
NEW ALBANY--Richard K. Stem, 86, passed away Tuesday at Autumn Woods. He was born in Hastings, MI, and lived in University City, MO, until graduating from high school. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois. He was president of Chester B. Stem, Incorporated, which operated a veneer mill until 1989 and had extensive timber holdings. He organized Historic New Albany, Inc., and was president during its existence. This organization was responsible for purchasing and renovating the Culbertson Mansion. It also organized various beautification projects which resulted in New Albany being named an All-American City. Stem was instrumental in relocating the campus of Indiana University Southeast to Grant Line Road in New Albany in 1973. He was a long time supporter of IU Southeast and endowed the Richard K. Stem Concert Hall in the Paul Ogle Cultural and Community Center. He also contributed $500,000 to IU Southeast for scholarships in fine arts and music. In recognition of his service, he was in the first class to be awarded the Chancellor's Medallion in 1994, which is the highest honor bestowed by IU Southeast. He previously served as president of the Kentucky Orchid Society, the American Walnut Manufacturers Association, the Fine Hardwood Association and the Indiana Hardwood Lumber Manufacturers Association. He was a longtime member of the Pendennis Club and New Albany Country Club. He was a lifetime member of the Nature Conservancy. He provided the land for the Girl Scout Adventure Center. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Theis) Stem; sons, Charles C. Stem (Sherry) of Floyds Knobs, IN, and Robert K Stem(Betty) of Corydon, IN; daughter, Barbara Stem-Rahn (Joe) of Hastings, MI; sister, Patricia Horney of High Point, NC; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark's United Church of Christ. The family will recieve friends in the fellowship hall of the church, following the memorial service, until 5 p.m. Saturday. Entombment will be private. Arrangements: the Market Street Chapel of the Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes. Expressions of sympathy may go to the Nature Conservancy, Family Services of Interfaith in New Albany or American Cancer Society.

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Source: The Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 31 May 1988, Page D2
Robert "Ray" Stem, 76, formerly of 800 Spring Garden St, in Easton, died Monday in Gracedale, Nazareth R.D. 1. He last worked as a dispatcher for the Blue Mountain Control Centre. Born Oct. 25, 1911, in Easton, he was a son of the late Chester A. and Ida Noll Stem. Surviving are four brothers, Walter A. of Harmony Terrace, Phillipsburg R.D. 3, and Chester R., Richard E. and Harold N., all of Easton; a sister, Shirley Erikson of Winter Park, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Strunk Funeral Home in Easton. Interment will be in Hay's Cemetery in Easton.

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Source: Easton Daily Argus, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 28 June 28 1901, Page 1
Sherman Stem, son of G. Allen Stem, deceased, and Sarah A. Stem, all of Easton, died at Gravesend, borough of Brooklyn, New York yesterday, aged 36 years. The funeral will be held from the residence of his brother Howard Stem, 102 Broad St, Phillipsburg, at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon with interment at Easton Cemetery.

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Source: Express Times, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 7 August 1999, Page B4
Walter A. Stem Sr., 84, of Phoebe Nursing home, 1925 Turner St., Allentown, formerly of Phillipsburg, died Friday, Aug 6, in the home. He had been employed as a custodian for the Easton Area School District for more than 10 years before retiring in 1980. Born Sept. 8, 1914, in Easton, he was a son of the late Chester A. and Ida M. Noll Stem. He was a member of First United Church of Christ in Easton, where he had been an elder, Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir. He was a member of the Easton MORA Chorus of Easton, Friendly Club of Easton/Phillipsburg and Harmony Seniors of Harmony. He was a 1931 graduate of Easton High School. His first wife, the former Mary Jo Clarke, died in 1981. He is survived by his second wife, the former Helen Kish; a son, Walter A. Jr. of Norristown; a daughter, Nancy Amore of Bethlehem; three brothers, Richard and Harold, both of Easton, and Raymond of Lower Nazareth Township; a sister, Shirley Eriksen of Winter Park, Fla.; two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Three brothers, Chester, Floyd and Howard, and a sister, Grace, died earlier. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 14th and Northampton streets, Easton. Call 1:30 p.m. Monday to time of services in the funeral home. The family requests memorials to the First United Church of Christ, 27, N. Third St., Easton.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 4 May 2004, page B6
Frederick L. Stemler, 82, of White Street, Bowmanstown, died Sunday, May 2, in his home. He was the husband of Mrs. Helen E. (Heintzelman) Stemler since Dec. 6, 1946. Born Aug. 17, 1921, in Bowmanstown, he was a son of the late Robert W. and Esther M. (Kuehn) Stemler. Fred retired as a supervisor from Mack Truck Co., Walbert, in 1983. Previously, he was an auto mechanic for his uncles business, the former Stemler-Buick Motor Co., for many years and before that was a laborer for the former New Jersey Zinc. Co., both of Palmerton. Fred was a lifelong member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bowmanstown. He was a 1939 graduate of Palmerton High School. He and his deceased twin brother, Edward B., made Eagle Scout in Troop 47, Bowmanstown, in 1939. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and member of the Masonic Lodge, Lehighton, Valley of Lehigh-Lehigh Consistory, Allentown, and Hiram Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre. Fred was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving with the 669th Bombardment Squadron in the European theater of operations, Normandy, Rhine and Ardennes, receiving a Bronze Star and attaining the rank of technical sergeant. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Barbara L., wife of Alfred Wiemann of Northampton, Ms. Janet Weaver of King of Prussia; son, Gerald Stemler of Perkasie; brother, Clair of Bowmanstown; sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Snyder of Peoria, Ariz.; 6 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a twin brother, Edward B. Services: private graveside, at the convenience of th family, Towamensing Cemetery. Arrangements, Campton Funeral Home, Palmerton.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 8 August 1995
Viola K. Stokes, 72, of B'nai Brith Apts., Allentown, died Monday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Richard W. Stokes Sr. She was a sewing machine operator at the former Baby-Gro Co., Allentown, for 25 years before retiring in 1983. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Lucy (Marsh) Beil. She was a member of Calvary Wesleyan Church, Bethlehem. Survivors: Sons, Richard W. Jr. of Northampton and Gary L. of Allentown; daughter, Ruth N., wife of Raymond Batman of Catasauqua; brothers, Harvey and Russell, both of Allentown, and Thomas of Coplay; sisters, Nora, wife of Walter Brobst, and Pearl, both of Allentown; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 10-11 a.m. Thursday.

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Source: Patriot News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Mildred H. Stone, 93 of Carlisle died Sunday June 24, 2012 in the Rock Hill Mennonite Community, Sellersville PA. Born April 26, 1919 in Carlisle, the daughter of the late Christian A. and Viola Herman Hertzler and the widow of Paul L. Stone. Mrs. Stone was a graduate of Boiling Springs High School and Shippensburg University. She taught school in Monroe, South Middleton and Carlisle School Districts, retiring in 1976 from Carlisle. Mildred was a member of First United Church of Christ, where she was a former Elder, sang in the choir and was a Sunday School Teacher. She was also a member of PA Association of School Retirees and AARP – Carlisle Chapter 3378. Mrs. Stone was a member of the former Carlisle Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered for the Hospital for over 20 years. She also volunteered at the Thornwald Home. Surviving are two sons, Frank E. Stone and wife Kay, Lansdale, PA and Lee R. Stone and wife Sally, Annandale, VA, a step-sister, Orilla Kay Baton, Mechanicsburg and two half sisters, Ann H. Peiper and Orca C. Kuhn, both of Carlisle. Also, she is survived by a sister in-law, Myra S Trimmer, Carlisle. She had six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Friday June 29, 2012 in the First United Church of Christ, 30 N. Pitt St., Carlisle with the Rev. Lynn R. Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens. There will be a viewing from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Thursday in the Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home and Crematory, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle and from 9:45 am until the time of the service in the church on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to her church, Samaritan Fellowship at First United Church of Christ Carlisle, PA. Source: Hoffman Roth Funeral Home Carlisle, PA.

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Source: Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2012
Marilyn Jo Straus, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, was called home on August 13, 2012. Jo was born on November 28, 1927, in Clay Center, Kansas. Jo loved growing up on their beautiful family farm with her mother, father, and two sisters. She graduated from Kansas State University and became a buyer for Jones' Store in Kansas City. It was at that time that Jo met the love of her life, Jack Straus. They married and had two children, Richard and Liz. Jo was a stay-at-home mother, eventually substituting, and then working for Westbury High School in Houston as a Secretary. Jo retired from Valero and moved to Austin to join her two children and their families. Jo enjoyed being a part of her grandchildren's lives, attending every sporting/dance event, spending quality time with each of them individually, and hosting family dinners. She also spent many afternoons having lunch and playing games with friends, and they laughingly call themselves "The Society of Loose Ladies" (as they were all widows). Jo's absolute favorite activity was to dog-sit her great-grandpuppies, Annie and Amos, whom she adored. As an active member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church, Jo worshipped the Lord and felt so blessed to have a wonderful, fulfilling life, and to be surrounded by so many loving family, friends, and neighbors. She knew that it would be a glorious reunion seeing so many loved ones in Heaven, and cherished her last days with those on earth. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Jo will be greatly missed by all those that love her. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Betty Ardeth; husband, Jack; son, Richard Anderson; and grandson, Cody Jack Richard. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Armstrong; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Straus; granddaughters, Lindsay Elizabeth Liggett and her husband Ben, Holly Anne Armstrong and her fiancée Nelson, and Audrey Nicole Straus; sister, Patty Moorefield and her husband Bill; and many nephews, family members, and friends. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, at Oak Hill United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 Hwy. 290 West, Austin, Texas 78736.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 5 February 2004, Page B9
Marie M. Stravinsky, 73, of 2451 Mountain Road, Slatington, died Feb. 4 in her home. She was the wife of the late William J. Stravinsky. She was an operator for Paris Neckwear Co., Walnutport, for 10 years. Previously, she was a machine operator for the former Keystone Lamp Factory, Slatington, for 30 years. Born in Germansville, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Mae (Wanamaker) Zellner. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville. She was a member of the Slatington Senior Citizens. Survivors: Brothers, Alfred of Slatington, Willard H. of Schnecksville; niece, nephew. Services: Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday in the church. Arrangements, Campton Funeral Home, Palmerton. Contributions: Church memorial fund.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 14 December 1991, Page B46
William J. Stravinsky, 57, of Slatington R.4, died Thursday in his home. He was the husband of Marie M. (Zellner) Stravinsky. They were married 33 years in October. He was a cord machine operator for the former Keystone Lamp Co., Slatington, for 33 years. Born in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, he was a son of Anna M. (Niemitz) Stravinsky of Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County and the late William A. Stravinsky. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors: Wife and mother. Services: 9 a.m. Monday, Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton; Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the church. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Source: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 20 April 2007
STRAYER - Frances M., 84, Geistown, died April 18, 2007, at Arbutus Park Manor. Born April 12, 1923, in Johnstown, daughter of John F. and Katherine A. (Boyer) McCloskey. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Strayer; and son, Robert Strayer Jr. Survived by her granddaughter, Laura Strayer, Johnstown; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Agnes Strayer, Locust Grove, Va.; and cousins, Dan and Ann McCloskey, New York. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and good friends, Nancy and Homer "Chick" Weaver and Judy Harris-Weaver and Adolph Weaver, all of Richland. A member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Frances was a graduate of Johnstown High School Class of 1942. She was employed at the general offices of Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Johnstown. She and her late husband enjoyed unearthing Native American Indian arrowheads in the Bedford and Somerset County areas. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Private committal will take place at Grandview Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Arbutus Park Manor, 207 Ottawa Street, Johnstown, Pa. 15904.

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Source: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 29 August 2002
STRAYER - Robert W. "Chooch," 50, Geistown, died Aug. 27, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Feb. 16, 1952, in Johnstown, son of Robert D. and Frances M. (McCloskey) Strayer. Preceded in death by father. Survived by mother, Geistown; and daughter, Laura Strayer, Johnstown. Nephew of Paul and Agnes Strayer of Johnstown; also survived by cousins, Paulette Tantlinger and Linda Peterson, both of Virginia. A 1970 graduate of Richland High School. Last employed by Eastern Hydraulics of Donora, Pa. Member of Menoher Post 155, VFW; Parkhill American Legion, Post 970; Richland American Legion, Post 849; and Johnstown Turners. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Msgr. Dennis R. Boggs officiating. Committal, Richland Cemetery.

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Source: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 20 February 1974
3 KILLED IN TRAFFIC; VICTIM'S WIFE DIES Three persons were killed on district highways Tuesday morning, and the wife of one of the victims died apparently of a heart attack after hearing of her husband's death. The victims were Mrs. Elda J. Stutzman, 60, and Mrs. Dorothy Hoffman, 48, both of Stoystown R.D. 3, and John D. Pierce, 81, of 309 Knauer Lane, Welsey Chapel. Mr. Pierce's wife, Susan, 71, was the heart attack victim. Two Somerset county women were the occupants of a car that was involved in a collision with an empty coal truck shortly before 10 o'clock on Route 30 approximately two miles east of Stoystown. Mrs. Stutzman was identified as the driver and Mrs. Hoffman as her passenger. The two were pronounced dead on arrival at the Somerset Community Hospital. Somerset County Coroner Wilbur Miller said Mrs. Stutzman had died of a compound fracture of the skull, broken legs and a cut of the right arm. He said Mrs. Hoffman had died of a fractured skull, shock and compound fractures of the right shoulder and left leg. The state police said the truck was driven by Edward Lee Hoffman, 27, of Rockwood, who apparently was not related to Mrs. Hoffman. The police said the two women were traveling west on Route 30 when the car skidded on the snow-covered roadway. The car crossed into the eastbound lane, according to police, and crashed head on with the truck. The 1968 model car, valued at approximately $2,000, was demolished, the police said, and damage to the truck as estimated at $800. Mrs. Stutzman is survived by her husband, Eugene. She was born Oct. 13, 1913, in Stonycreek Township, daughter of the late Orie and Elizabeth (Lape) Grove. Mrs. Hoffman is survived by her husband, James, and four children, two of them at home. She was born Dec. 24, 1925, in Somerset County, daughter of the late William and Elsie (Stotler) Berkebile. The Hoffmans operated Hoffman Nurseries near Stoystown. Mr. Pierce was dead on arrival shortly after 10 o'clock after his van had crashed on Route 22 approximately three miles west of Mundys Corner. Frank Hillman, Cambria County chief deputy coroner, listed the cause of death as broken ribs, a cut of the liver and internal bleeding. Cambria County Coroner Joseph Govekar said Mr. Pierce's wife had gone to a neighbor's home after she had been notified of the accident. Mrs. Pierce collapsed and was taken to Lee, where she was pronounced dead on arrival shortly before noon. Mr. Govekar listed the cause of death as an apparent heart attack. The state police said Mr. Pierce was traveling west on Route 22 on a downgrade when his truck went out of control and struck a rock on one side of the highway. The police said the truck then skidded back across both lanes and came to rest against a tree. The 19664-model van, valued at approximately $1,000, was demolished, the police said. Mr. Pierce was a former employe of the Swank Hardware Co., and was a retired truck driver. He was born May 16, 1892, in Greensburg. Mrs. Pierce was the former Susan (Rose) Krise.

Source: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 20 February 1974
STUTZMAN -- Mrs. Elda J., 60, Stoystown R.D. 3, dead on arrival Feb. 19, 1974, at Somerset Community Hospital. Born Oct. 13, 1913, in Stonycreek Township, daughter of late Orie and Lizzie (Lape) Grove. Survived by husband, Eugene. Member of Somerset AARP. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursay at Charles R. Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown, where service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, the Rev. herbert G. Hohman. Interment, Walker Cemetery, Shanksville.

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Source: Daily American, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 23 February 2005
Geraldine Knepper Johnson Stutzman, 85, Naples, Fla., formerly of Berlin, died Feb. 20, 2005, at home. She is the daughter of Walter and Elizabeth May (Knepper) Johnson. Beloved wife of 58 years of Jacob Stutzman, Naples, Fla.; mother of Walter Stutzman, Madison, Conn.; grandmother of Michael and Anne Stutzman, both of New York. Mrs. Stutzman graduated from Berlin High School in 1937, and studied at Indiana State Teachers College. She was the first female graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Embalming. Mrs. Stutzman worked in the family businesses: Johnson and Son Funeral Home and Johnson and Son Furniture Store, both in Berlin. She was the fourth generation to work in her family's funeral home, which was founded in 1830. During her residence in Los Angeles, she was active in a number of service organizations. She was a strong supporter of the Berlin Area Historical Society. She was a talented artist who produced oil paintings and ceramics as well as designing interiors for several Christmas Home Tours in California. She was also an expert marksman and life member of the National Rifle Association. Mrs. Stutzman beloved to the Berlin Brethren Church, First Presbyterian Church, Naples, Fla. and Eastern Star Lodge, Somerset. Interment will be in Berlin I.O.O.F. Cemetery at a future date. Arrangements are in the care of Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin. Memorial contributions may be sent to Berlin Historical Society Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 35, Berlin PA 15530.

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Source: Daily American, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 18 August 2007
Jacob Stutzman, 90, of Naples, Fla., died at home on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007. He was born Jan.17, 1917, in Bedford County. He was a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in 1937, and received two degrees from the University of Wisconsin: Ph.D. in medical physiology in 1941 and M.D. in 1943. He later served as a trustee of Franklin and Marshall. Jake served as an anesthesiologist with a Marine field surgical unit in the South Pacific during World War II. Upon his return, he taught in the medical schools at Wisconsin and Boston University. Jake authored over 35 papers related to anesthesia for open-heart surgery and control of hypertension. In 1950, he began a career in the pharmaceutical industry at Smith, Kline and French Laboratories. He helped to start Riker Laboratories in 1952, from which he retired as president in 1982. Surviving are his loving family: his son, Walter; daughter-in-law, Esther Friesner-Stutzman; granddaughter, Annie of Madison, Conn.; and grandson, Michael, of New York. He was preceded in death by his life-long friend, fellow fisherman and beloved wife of 58 years, Jerry, in 2005. Jake's legacy is one of healing. From his wartime service to his research and leadership in the pharmaceutical industry, his choices and actions improved people's lives. Jake's sense of humor, love of fishing and independent, forthright approach to life will be remembered by all who knew him. At Jake's request, there will be no memorial service. He will be interred in Berlin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Berlin Area Historical Society, 400 Vine St., Berlin, Pa. 15530.

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Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 18 May 1996
Ethel M. Sutliff, 87, of Shickshinny, R.R.3, died at 7:15 p.m. Friday, May 17, 1996, at the Bloomsburg Health Care Center, where she had lived since November 1993. She had been in failing health for several years. Born in Fishingcreek Township, where she lived most of her life, she was a daughter of the late Willis and Wila Manning Hess. She graduated from the former Fishingcreek Union High School, Bendertown, and lived near Jonestown most of her life. Mrs. Sutliff was employed at the former Benton shirt factory for a number of years. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed crocheting. Her husband, Hurley C. Sutliff, died March 8, 1967. Two brothers and a sister also died previously: Edsel Hess, Ben Hess and Elizabeth "Betty" Hassert. Surviving are two sons: William Elwood Sutliff, Berwick, and Richard C. Sutliff, Wernersville; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; five sister: Geneva Lowe, Bloomsburg; Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Norman, Orangeville; Mrs. Carl (Helen) Chapin, New Columbus, Stillwater R.R.1; Fannie Buckalew, Chula Vista, Calif.; and Lois Yost, Wapakoneta, Ohio; two brothers: Richard Hess, Bloomsburg, and Joseph Hess, Danville. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. John E. Lee, Jonestown United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Jonestown Cemetery.

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Source: The Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
Date: Sunday, 25 February 2007
Richard C. Sutliff, 76, Wernersville, died Feb. 24, 2007, at 9:40 a.m. in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Joyce M. (Stansfield) Sutliff. Born in Fishing Creek Township, Columbia County, he was a son of the late Hurley and Ethel (Hess) Sutliff. He was a graduate of Benton High School, Columbia County. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Robesonia. Sutliff thoroughly enjoyed his family and grandchildren and had many friends. His hobbies included compiling baseball statistics, golfing and jigsaw puzzles and he was an avid Yankees fan. He was employed by Weis Markets, with headquarters in Sunbury, and was their area supervisor for Berks, Lehigh and Montgomery Counties for 44 years, retiring in 1992. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Steven R., husband of Susan M. Sutliff, and Douglas A., husband of Deneise A. Sutliff, both of Wernersville; and two daughters, Susan E. George, Robesonia; and Tracy J., wife of David C. Graver, Mohnton. Other survivors include a sister-in-law, June M. (Harvey), widow of William E. Sutliff, Berwick. There are also seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Services will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, 108 S. Robeson St., Robesonia, PA 19551. Burial will be in Heidelberg Cemetery, Robesonia. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the church. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church at the above address. Lamm & Witman Funeral Home Inc., Wernersville, is in charge of arrangements.

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Source: Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 26 August 1998
William Elwood Sutliff, 70, of 216 Summerhill Ave., Berwick, died Monday evening Aug., 24, 1998, in the Berwick Hospital Center, where he had been a patient 13 days. He had lived at the Berwick Retirement Village I for two years. Born March 19, 1928, in Jonestown, he was the son of the late Hurley and Ethel Hess Sutliff. He was a graduate of the Benton High School in 1946. Sutliff retired in 1990 from Bloomsburg Carpet Co., where he worked for many years as a weaver and loom fixer. He previously worked 30 years for Magee Carpet Co., Bloomsburg. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Berwick. He was a member of Arnold's Golf Club, Mifflinville; a life member of Ranger Hose Co., Berwick; a former treasurer of the Berwick Archery Club, and former member of the Berwick Hunting and Fishing Club. He was a very active outdoorsman. Sutliff was a member of the Washington Lodge 265 F&AM and Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg. Surviving are his wife, the former June Harvey, with whom he celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary March 28; two daughters: Mars. Peter (Peggy) Arbona, Barnegat, N.J.; Mrs. Robert (Judy) Micheletti, Berwick R.R.3; six grandchildren, and a brother Richard Sutliff, Wernersville. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home, 1024 Market St., Berwick, with the Rev. Daniel L. Dennis, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Walnut Street, Berwick.

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Source: Woodland Area Progress Star, Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 16 June 2005
Linda L. (Lambert) Suveges, 57, of Plum, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005. Linda was a registered nurse in the medical field for 35 years. Beloved wife of Bart J. Suveges. Caring daughter of Mary (Rhoads), of West Virginia, and the late Robert Lambert. Loving mother of Lauren Suveges, of Plum. Sister of Robert "Curt" Lambert, of West Virginia; William Lambert, of Hollidaysburg, and Patricia Progar, of Sheffield. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL), Beatty Road and Route 48, Monroeville, 412-856-4747. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Joy Parish. Interment will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillman Cancer Center, Melanoma Department, Care Pavilion, Second Floor, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Roma E. Sweeney, 91 years of age, a resident of Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 28, 2009 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg with her loving and devoted family by her side. Born in Northampton to the late Norman and Florence (Mohrey) Beil, Roma was the wife for 48 years of Vincent R. Sweeney until his death on November 28, 1988. They married on February 3, 1940. Roma was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Whitehall, a former member for more than 45 years of the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, and the Prime Time Club at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. A graduate of Allentown High School, she was a homemaker, devoting her life to being a cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors: Daughters, Judith A. Dreisbach and her husband, Gerald A., of Wilmington, N.C., Maryann P. Valent and her husband, Steven G., of Coplay;son, Richard V. Sweeney and his wife, Diana A. (Vollman), of Whitehall;grandchildren, Colleen Polek and her fiance, Dan Dorsey, Michael C. and Douglas B. Dreisbach, Richard J. Sweeney and his wife, Jamie and Margarete V. Valent; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Caitlin, Taylor, Kelly, Logan, Douglas V. and Steven. She was predeceased by sisters, Ruth Weber, Mabel Smith, Evelyn Nuver and Margaret Beil, along with a brother, Kenneth Beil. Services: Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2009 in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall, with Father Stanley M. Moczydlowski as the celebrant. Her viewings will be after 7 p.m. Thursday in the Gilbert Funeral Home, 444 Pershing Blvd., Whitehall, located one block south of the Fullerton Avenue exit of Route 22, and 9-10 a.m. Friday in the church foyer. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery, Upper Macungie Township. Contributions: Are suggested to The Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley and Services for the Blind of North Carolina, both c/o 444 Pershing Blvd. Whitehall, PA 18052-6411.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 28 November 1988
Vincent R. Sweeney, 75, of Allentown, owner of Sweeney Travel Agency, Allentown, for the past eight years, died Saturday in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of Roma (Beil) Sweeney. They observed their 48th wedding anniversary last February. Before owning the travel agency, he co-owned Sweeney & Stalsitz Sporting Goods, N. 5th Street, Allentown, and at the same time, was field manager of the former Home Life Insurance Co., Allentown, both for 40 years, before retiring in 1975. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William F. and Margaret (Muringer) Sweeney. He was a member and president of the ushers of the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allentown. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Calvary Council 528, Knights of Columbus, Allentown. Sweeney was a past city tennis champion in singles and doubles, and for 30 years, played Santa Claus in the Allentown area and in Canada. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Judith, wife of Gerald A. Dreisbach of Allentown, and Maryann, wife of Steven Valent of Coplay; son, Richard V. of Whitehall Township; brother, William R., and a sister, Valeria M., wife of Edward Stalsitz, both of Allentown, and four grandchildren. Services: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Weber Funeral Home, 1619 Hamilton St., Allentown; Mass at 10 a.m. in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

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Source: The Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 8 July 1987, Page A10
Harry S. Swick Jr., 73, of 5433 Lee Ave., Downers Grove, Ill., died June 27 in his home. He was employed by the American Decal Co., Chicago, until retiring in 1983. Before that, he worked for Binney & Smith and the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. Born in Phillipsburg, he was a son of the late Harry S. Sr. and Sara "Sadie" Stem Swick. A 1932 graduate of Phillipsburg High School, he participated in Basketball and baseball in high school and also in the former Bi-State leagues. Mr. Swick served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Bernice Swick; two sons, James and Gary, both of Illinois; three sisters, Serba Huff, Sylvia Jarvis and Meryl Crozier, all of Phillipsburg, and three grandchildren. Memorial services were held July 1 in First United Methodist Church, Downers Grove. The Adams-Winterfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Source: Easton Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 25 July 1963, Page 20
Harry S. Swick Sr., 75, of 362 Firth St., Phillipsburg, died unexpectedly yesterday afternoon while visiting with his wife at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tomino, 215 S. Main St., Nazareth. Mr. Swick was employed for many years as a steel worker at Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Co., Palmer Township. He retired seven years ago. He was born July 18, 1888, in Phillipsburg, a son of the late John W and Laura Shively Swick. Surviving are his widow, the former Elizabeth Tomino; two sons, Harry S. Swick Jr., Downers Grove, Ill., and Jack Swick, Forks Township; three daughters, Serba, wife of C. Stanley Huff; Meryl, wife of Charles Crozier, and Sylvia, wife of Eugene Jarvis, all of Phillipsburg; a stepdaughter, Mary , wife of Joseph Tomaino, Phillipsburg; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Swick, Easton; ten grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hagerty Colonial Home, Phillipsburg.

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Source: The Express, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, 17 February 1987, Page B4
Jack Swick, 70, of 9 Mauch Chunk St., Nazareth, formerly of Easton, died Monday in Easton Hospital. He worked for Binney & Smith, Easton, for 48 years until retiring in 1981 as a supervisor in the molding department. Born March 15,1916, in Phillipsburg, he was a son of the late Harry and Sada Stem Swick. Mr. Swick was a member of the 25- and 40-year clubs of Binney & Smith. Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Hartley; two daughters, Mrs. Jacquelyn Cuvo, Easton, and Mrs. Judith Wolfe, Lower Nazareth Township; a brother, Harry of Chicago, Ill.; three sisters, Meryl Crozier, Sylvia Jarvis and Serba Huff, all of Phillipsburg, and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Ashton Funeral Home, Easton. Interment will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Township.

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Source: Easton Express Times, Easton, Pennsylvania
Date: Saturday, 29 July 2000, Page B4
Ruth H. Swick, 79, formerly of Greenhill Avenue, Palmer Township, died Thursday, July 27, in ManorCare Health Services in Palmer Township. She had been a bookkeeper for Lessig's Fuel Co. in Easton, retiring after 30 years, and before that at the former Kepler's Fuel Company. Born Jan. 2, 1921, in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Carrie Abel Hartley. She was a graduate of Nazareth High School. Her husband, Jack, died in 1987. She is survived by two daughters, Jacquelyn Cuvo of Palmer Township and Judith Wolfe of Bethlehem; five grandchildren and five great-granchildren. Two sisters, Mildred Szazy and Lorraine Odenwelder; and a grandson, died earlier. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 14th and Northampton streets, Easton. Call 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. The family requests memorials to the American Lung Association, 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 21 March 1985, Page B20
Mrs. Priscilla A. "Grandma" Swoyer, 96, formerly of 154 W. Susquehanna St., Allentown, died Wednesday in Cedarbrook's Fountain Hill Annex. She was the widow of William J. Swoyer. She was a machine operator for the former Kaiser Silk Mill, Catasauqua, for 50 years before retiring in 1943. Born in Coopersburg, she was a daughter of the late Tilghman and Sarah (Muth) Bogert. She reportedly was the oldest member of Calvary Temple, Allentown. Surviving are a son, Robert A. Wellington of Souderton, a granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Muehlberger, with whom she formerly resided; six other grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 11 great- great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in church. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Friday in the Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 7 May 1980
Mrs. Carrie M. Taylor, 84, formerly of 132 N. 14th st., Allentown, died Tuesday in the Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. She was the widow of George S. Taylor. Born in Ricketts, Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Granville J. and Agnes D. (Dietrich) Heintzelman. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Allentown. Surviving are two sons, Clay G. of Camp Hill, Cumberland County, and William S. of Allentown, and seven grandchildren. Services will be at the convenience of the family in the Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown. There will be no calling hours.

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IF YOU KNOW CATHERINE'S HUSBAND EMAIL ME.
Source: Waterloo Evening Courier, Waterloo, Iowa
Date: Wednesday, 2 August 1922, Page 5
Taylor-Catherine Eve (Schrader) was born in Sheldon, Wyoming county, N.Y., Oct. 22, 1852 at which place her early childhood was spent. Later she came to Iowa with her father, two brothers and one sister to live on his farm near LaPorte City, Black Hawk County. March 27, 1875, she was united in marriage to **olby Taylor, a teacher in the LaPorte City school, and to this union three children were born - two sons, George N. and Dalles E. and one daughter, Mrs. Ethel M. Stewart - of whom Dallas and Mrs. Stewart preceded her in death. After Mr. Taylor's untimely death in August 1882,, Mrs. Taylor and her children moved to Independence, Ia. at which place she was married to Jacob B. Trumbauer on Feb. 29, 1884. They immediately made their home on a farm northeast of Jesup where they enjoyed happiness and prosperity for a number of years. This union was also blessed with three children - a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Stotton, Des Moines, and two sons, Jay and Sheldon Trumbauer, Jesup. Mrs. Trumbauer suffered a stroked of paralysis three years ago in May, from which she recovered until the next June, when she had a second and another stroke the 25th of April was followed by her last illness, which lasted nearly 14 weeks. She died Sunday, July 29, 1922. She leaves to mourn their loss her devoted husband, Jacob Trumbauer, a brother Ambrose Schrader, Washburn; three sons, George N. Taylor, Alberta, Can.; Jay and Sheldon Trumbauer, and one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Stotton; also three stepchildren, Mrs. Nettie Chow, Oakfield, Wis.; Mrs. Marie Seashoitz, Independence, and Milton Trumbauer, Minneapolis besides 15 grandchildren of whom Lewis Stewart has always made his home with this grandparents. Mrs. Trumbauer was a member of the Woman's Relief corps, Jesup and the Ladies' review of Waterloo. She was a member of the congregation of the Methodist church and when able was a faithful attendant at services. She was a good wife, mother, and friend, and will be much missed by those who knew her best. She was a woman of superior intellect and a linguist of ability being able to speak fluently in four languages. The funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. Thomas J. Elwick at the M.E. church, Monday afternoon. Members of the Woman's Relief corps of Jesup and the Ladies review of Waterloo attended as organizations. Mmes. E. E. Hull and A.D. Van Eman sang three hymns. Prof. L. Bert Miller played the accompaniments. After the services the funeral cortege proceeded to Oak Grove cemetery at Littleton and there the body was laid to rest.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 16 December 1994
Margaret A. Tedesco, 92, of 923 E. Gordon St., Allentown, died Thursday in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was the wife of the late Leonard D. Tedesco. She was employed many years by a textile manufacturing company in Emmaus. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Walter J. and Mary E. (Bauer) Bogert. She was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover Avenue, Allentown. She was a past president of Mothers of World War II and American Legion Post 118 Auxiliary, Allentown. Survivors: Daughter, Mrs. Rachel I. Kuhns of Breinigsville; brother Walter in Georgia; sisters, Mrs. Edna Bachman and Mildred, wife of Robert Williams, both of Allentown; stepdaughter, Virginia, wife of Robert Purcell of Catasauqua; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons, Leonard J. Sr. and Richard D. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday.

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Source: The Edgar Sun, Edgar, Nebraska
Date: Friday, 26 May 1933, Page 5 Column 4
Thobough-Mary Jane (Keiser) was born December 25, 1856, in West Virginia. She departed this life May 22, 1933, at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 27 days. At the age of four years she came with her parents to Warren county, Iowa, there experiencing the hardships of pioneer life. She was married to George A. Trobaugh on September 15, 1875, at Indianola, Iowa. Her husband departed this life October 10, 1906. To this union were born six children, one son and five daughters, Thomas E., deceased; Mrs. Hattie Sarnes of Western, Nebr.; Mrs. Ida Gingrich, Mrs. Ora Cook, Mrs. Ethyl Cushing and Mrs. Nellie Fry, all of Fairfield, Nebr. She also leaves to mourn her loss six granddaughters, three grandsons and one great grandson. In 1894 the family moved from Iowa to Saline county, Nebr., remaining there until the year 1901 when they came to Clay county, Nebr., to make their home. They resided on the same farm until one and a half years ago. Since that time she has made her home with her daughters. At the age of sixteen she united with the Methodist church and remained a faithful Christian through life. One of the greatest comforts of her life was the singing of the sacred songs as she attended to the needs of her loved ones and the duties of her home. Funeral services were held at the farm home of J. H. Gingrich at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday, May 24. Rev. S. G. Rasmusson had charge of the services. Interment was made in the Fairfield cemetery.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 5 November 1998, Page B8
Marguerite E. Thomas, 90, of 3126 Lincoln St., Camp Hill, Cumberland County, formerly of Gross Towers, Allentown, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Camp Hill Care Center. She was the wife of the late Charles U.A. Thomas. She was a maintenance worker at Cedar Crest College for 10 years before retiring in 1970. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Victor E. and Malinda C. (Miller) Bogert. Survivors: Son, Henry O. of Camp Hill, with whom she formerly resided, three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. Services: At convenience of the family. Arrangements, Trexler Funeral Home, Allentown. Contributions: American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Unit.

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Source: Denver Post, Denver, Colorado
Date: Sunday, 7 December 1958
John Henry Thompson of 2764 South Winona Ct, husband of Thelma C. Thompson, father of Lewis J. Thompson, USN, and Gary L. Thompson, USAF; brother of William P. Thompson, Hot Sulphar Springs; Otto W. Thompson and Mary Keller, both of Denver, and Marion L. Thompson, Pueblo. Services, drawing room Speer Blvd. at Sherman. Tuesday, 3 p.m. Masonic Interment at Crown Hill by Arapahoe Lodge No. 130 A.F. & A.M.

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Source: Denver Post, Denver, Colorado
Date: Sunday, 25 December 1983
Services for Thelma C. Thompson, Denver, will be at 1 p.m. today at Olinger Mortuary, West 29th Avenue at Wadsworth Boulevard. Burial will be at Crown Hill. Mrs. Thompson, 71, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born December 6, 1912, in Denver and graduated from Wheat Ridge High School. In 1933 she was married to John Henry Thompson. He died in 1958. Mrs. Thompson worked for Montgomery Ward and Co. for many years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by two sons; Lewis J. and Gary L. both of Denver; a brother, Charles Fortner, Southerland, Ore; and three grandsons.

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Source: Dayton Daily News, Dayton, Ohio
Date: Friday, 9 January 2009
THORPE, Nancy Hess age 74 of Dayton passed from this life on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at Hospice of Dayton. She just had the most wonderful Christmas with her family and friends. Nancy was born on August 7, 1934 in Dayton to Ray and Ruth (Stettler) Hess. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George R. and Harry H. Hess; and sisters, Mabel Virginia, Glenna Hess, Dorothy Clotfelter and Jean Creech. Nancy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jim; sons Roger (Diane) of SC, Jack (Jackie) Thorpe of Beavercreek and Joe (Kimberly) of Liberty Township; daughter, Amy at home; grandchildren, Joseph Thorpe II, Jennifer (Shaun) Starbuck, Sarah, Jessica & Jillian Thorpe, and Marie (Michael) Manar; great grandchildren, James Manar, Ethan Starbuck, Logan Elsea and Madeline Starbuck; and her brother, Judson Hess of Centerville. Nancy was a graduate of Stivers High School in 1952, a member of Memorial United Church of Christ, a member of Rebekah Lodge, and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. #5434 in Union, Ohio. She was also a lifelong fan of the Cincinnati Reds and University of Dayton Basketball. Nancy found great joy and love in her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends may call from 2-5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2009 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 2009 at the funeral home. Rev. Ed Smith and Rev. Ed Fox officiating. Interment Dayton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Memorial United Church of Christ, 2338 E. Fifth St., Dayton, Ohio 45403 or the Shriner's Children's Hospitals in Nancy's memory.

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Source: Tulsa World, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Date: Saturday, 17 June 1995
THURMAN, Fern, 91, seamstress, died Thursday, Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Ninde, Woodland Funeral Home Chapel.
THURMAN - Delila "Fern", 91 died June 15,. Born March 26, 1904 in Eureka, KS, the daugher of Joshua Alexander and Ida Helena (Basse) Cline, pioneer Tulsa family. Widow of Roy W. "Silas" Thurman. Survived by: daughter, Mrs. Joan Case, Manti, UT; son, Donald W. Thurman Sr., Broken Arrow, 7 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Nina Campbell, Tulsa. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Ninde Woodland chapel. Interment Floral Haven Cemetery. NINDE, WOODLAND, 250-5556.
*Memorial Service : Ninde Woodland Memorial Chapel, Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday, June 17, 1995 2:00 p.m., Officiating: Rev. Clarence Lambert, Vocalist: Marshall Horn, Organist: Dorothy Matthews, "Amazing Grace" "The Lord's Prayer", Casketbearers: Daniel L. Case, Timothy R. Case, Peter F. Case, Jeffrey A. Case, Donald W. Thurman, Jr. Steven Case, Final Resting Place: Floral Haven Cemetery, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Source: Tulsa Tribune, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Date: Tuesday, 2 May 1967
THURMAN, ROY W. (SILAS), 82, of 6208 S. Trenton Ave., retired warehouse foreman for Hodges Moving & Storage Co., died Monday, Hendricks at Jenks.
LIFELONG TULSA AREA RESIDENT IS DEAD AT 82
Roy W. (Silas) Thurman, 82, part C He lived at 6208 S. Trenton Ave. Mr. Thurman, born in what is now a part of Southeast Tulsa, was a son of William Thurman, early day trader and farmer in the area. He was a warehouse foreman for Hodges Moving & Storage Co. for 27 years, retiring 17 years ago, and was a charter member of the Central Assembly of God Church. Surviving are his widow, Fern D; two sons, Donald of 1030 E. 52nd St. N. and Paul L. of Arlington, VA; a daughter, Mrs. Joan Case of Alderwood Manor, Wash. and eight grandchildren. The Hendricks Funeral Home of Jenks will announce arrangements.
*RITES WEDNESDAY FOR ROY THURMAN, FORMER RESIDENT
Funeral services for Roy W. 'Silas' Thurman, 82, of Tulsa, former Chelsea community resident, were conducted Wednesday. Thurman died Monday night in a Claremore hospital following a long illness. A Creek Indian, Thurman was born in what is now the southeast part of Tulsa. He was the son of William Thurman, early day trader and farmer of that area. Thurman had lived his entire life in the Tulsa area. He was a warehouse foreman for the Hodges Moving & Storage Co. for 27 years, retiring 17 years ago. He was a charter member of the Central Assembly of God church. Surviving is the widow, Fern; 2 sons, Donald Thurman of Tulsa and Paul L. Thurman, Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Joan Case, Alderwood Manor, Wash.; and 8 grandchildren.

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Source: The Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 5 October 2009
Mrs. Carolyn Tillman, 73, Shillington, passed away at 12:01 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, of natural causes in her residence. Carolyn was born in Reading on Nov. 11, 1935, the daughter of the late LeRoy and Vera (Snyder) Reiff. She was the wife of Vincent Tillman. She was a homemaker and a mother. Carolyn is survived by a daughter, Sue Landis of Sinking Spring; and two sons, Robert R. Tillman of Sausalito, Calif., and Roy D. Tillman of Dewey Beach, Del. She is also survived by three grandchildren. Services will be held at Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 N. 11th St., Reading, at noon Tuesday, with The Rev. Paul Jones officiating. Friends are invited to call Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Interment at Friedens Cemetery, Oley.

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Source: The Reading Eagle, Reading, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Vincent R. Tillman, 82, Shillington, passed away in the early morning of Jan. 24, 2011, of natural causes at Country Meadows Retirement Community in Wyomissing. Vince was born in Reading on July 19, 1928, the only son of John M. Tillman (named changed from Tylkowski) and Josephine M. (Kishel) Tillman. Vince was the husband of Carolyn S. (Reiff) Tillman, who predeceased him Oct. 1, 2009. Vince is survived by a daughter, Sue E. Landis, Sinking Spring; and two sons, Roy D. Tillman, Rehoboth Beach, Del.; and Robert R. Tillman, Sausalito, Calif. He is also survived by four grandchildren; Nicole Landis, Kate Tillman, Sarah Tillman and Hendrik Tillman. Vince graduated from Shillington High School in 1946, where he played football and track. He served as a private first class in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948. He then joined the U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier and rose through the ranks to become acting supervisor of the Harrisburg Post Office before his retirement at age 50. Vince then began a new career as a real estate broker and retired a second time in his mid 60s. He was the co-founder and piano player of the Tillman-Fisher Orchestra and worked in the evenings and on the weekends as a professional musician for much of his life. He is remembered for his love of fishing, boating, camping, gambling, good food and bourbon. If there is a heaven, we hope that his is now there catching flounder and drinking bourbon around a campfire with friends. Services will be held at Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1501 N. 11th St., Reading, at noon on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, with the Rev. Richard Clements officiating. Friends are invited to call Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery, Oley.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 10 August 2005
Chester M. Tilwick, 94, of Sandoval, N.M., formerly of Pearl Street, Easton, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005 in Albuquerque, N.M. Born August 17, 1910, he was a son of the late Leon and Martha (Adler) Tilwick. His wife, the former Dorothy Hess, died in 1996. He owned and operated Easton Baking Co. with his brothers for 40 years until it was sold in 1973.He was a former member of Concordia Maennorchor. Survivors: Son, James E. and his wife, Kathleen, of Placitas, N.M.; four grandchildren, Eric Tilwick and his wife Bernie, Michelle Clark and her fiance, Carlos Vasquez, Deonna Bradshaw and her fiance, Ralph Fonseca and Mickey DeRenzis and his wife, Michele; six great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Carl and Witold, both died earlier. Services: memorial, noon Saturday in the Strunk Funeral Home Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson. Burial will be in Easton Cemetery. Contributions: May be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of ones choice.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 24 January 1996
Dorothy C. Tilwick, 82, of 724 Pearl St., Easton, died Monday in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Palmer Township. She was the wife of Chester Tilwick. They were married 63 years last June. She was a sales clerk for Easton Baking Co. before retiring in 1973 after 30 years' service. After that she worked for the former Grollman's and Pomeroy's, both of Easton. Born in Stone Church, Upper Mount Bethel Township, she was a daughter of the late Alvin T. and Jennie M. Hess. Survivors: Husband; son, James E. of East Allen Township; sisters, Myrtle Altemus of Upper Nazareth Township, Mary Ott of Wind Gap, and Verna Kline and Alice Budge, both of Wilson; three grandchildren and a great-grandson. Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Strunk Funeral Home, 2101 Northampton St., Wilson. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Source: The Times News, Lehighton, Pennsylvania
Date: Friday, 15 October 2004
Richard E. "Dick" Trainer, 74, of 9 Pin Oak Drive, White Haven, formerly of Lehighton, died Wednesday in the St. Luke Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Mary J. (Erdman) Trainer. They observed their 55th wedding anniversary on April 17. A restaurateur, he owned and operated Trainer's Inn, Lehighton, for 37 years retiring in 1985. He was also the developer of the High Head area in Franklin Township. Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Norman A. and Effie I. (Graver) Trainer. He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, White Haven. Trainer graduated from Quakertown High School and attended Muhlenberg College. He was a member of the American Society of Dousers and had doused many wells for people in neighboring communities. He was a life member of Packer Commandery No. 23, Knights Templar, and Lilly Royal Arch Chapter No. 181, both of Jim Thorpe, and the F. & A.M. Lodge No. 621, Lehighton. Trainer belonged to the Lehighton Lions Club for many years and was a member of the Saw Mill Hunt Club, Lehighton. He was a former president of the Franklin Township Planning Commission. Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters, Linda Susan Trainer of Summit Hill and Carol Trainer, wife of Allen C. Rivest of Saco, Maine; and four grandchildren. The Mayes-Melber Funeral Home, 200 Franklin St., Weissport, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Monday, 30 April 2007
Lloyd H. Trexler, 84, of Alburtis, died Sunday, April 29, 2007, in his home. He was the husband of Dolores C. (Bogert) Trexler. They observed their 63rd wedding anniversary last September 1. Born in Breinigsville, he was the son of the late George and Beulah (Hilbert) Holland. He worked as a dock worker at Arbogast and Bastian Co., Allentown, for 38 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd U.C.C., Alburtis, where he formerly served on the consistory, was past president of the Senior Citizens and was a deacon. He was an Army veteran of World War II, where he was awarded three Silver Stars. Survivors: Wife; son, Randy L. and his wife Sharon of Albutis; daughters, Janet E., wife of GlenRoy Smith of Alburtis, Nancy L., wife of Stan Wetzel of Mertztown, Debbie S. Gerhard of Alburtis; brothers, Wesley Holland of New Smithville, Kenneth Holland of Emmaus, Melvin Holland of Alburtis; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sister, Melba Kleppinger. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, in the church, Penn Avenue and Quarry Road, Alburtis. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Carl F. Schmoyer Funeral Home, 8926 Brookdale Rd., Breinigsville, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday in the church. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1227 Liberty St., Suite 104, Allentown, PA 18102 and/or Animals in Distress, 5075 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, PA 18036.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 25 June 1998
Warren W. "Bud" Trexler, 76, of Bethlehem died Tuesday, June 23, at home. He was the husband of Anne V. (Conway) Trexler. He was chairman of the Task Force Committee for Bethlehem Steel Corp. before retiring in 1984 after 44 years' service. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Warren and Beulah (Stegerwalt) Trexler. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a life member of the Macungie Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Pioneer Fire Company. Survivors: Wife; son, Jeffrey M. of Macungie; daughter, Barbara Snyder of Bethlehem; sister, Dorothy Anthony of Allentown, and four grandchildren. Services: Private. No calling hours. Arrangements, Stephens Funeral Home, Allentown. Contributions: American Cancer Society.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 29 September 1993, Page B8
LaRoy F. Troxell, 76, of 70 Old Farm Road, Newark, Del., died Monday in Christiana Hospital, Newark. He was the husband of Miriam (Lichtenwalner) Troxell. They were married 54 years in June. He was a technician for Air Products and Chemicals Inc. at their Delaware City facility from 1963 to 1980 when he retired. He spent six years prior to that at the company's Emmaus plant. Born in Rising Sun, North Whitehall Township, he was a son of the late William and Florence R. (Peters) Troxell. He was a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Del. Survivors: Wife; sons, Thomas W. of Alburtis and Robert E. of Charlottesville, Va.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter Janet F. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Schmoyer Funeral Home, 8926 Brookdale Road, Breinigsville. No calling hours.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, 8 April 2010, Page A16
Miriam Troxell, 92, of Macungie, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at the Village at Willow Lane. She was the wife of the late LaRoy F. Troxell who died September 27, 1993. Miriam was born in Macungie on February 3, 1918 and was the daughter of the late Ellis and Florence (Lichtenwalner) Lichtenwalner. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Macungie. Survivors: Sons, Thomas W. and his wife Donna A. of Alburtis, Robert E. and his wife Carol of Charlottesville, Virginia; Brother, Donald and his wife Betty of Macungie; Grandchildren, Joanne, Kathleen, Thomas, II, and Kelly; Great-Grandchildren, Josef, Tara, Nicholas, Nathan and Justin. She was predeceased by daughter Janet F. in February 1945. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 12, 2010 in the Schmoyer Funeral Home, 8926 Brookdale Road, Breinigsville. Call 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday and 10:00 to 10:30 a. m. Monday in the funeral home. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 28 S. Main Street, Macungie, PA 18062.

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Source: Citizen Herald, Jesup, Iowa
Date: November 1979
Earl Trumbauer. Funeral services for Earl Trumbauer, 61, Independence, were last Wednesday, November 7, at Mason Hawe Funeral Chapel. He died Sunday, November 3, at Scholitz Memorial Hospital, Waterloo. He was born February 10, 1918, at Jesup, to Sheldon and Edna Anna Louise Buechele Trumbauer. On July 3, 1938, he married Frances Grand at Grace Lutheran Church, Jesup. In recent years he worked for Gates Motor Supply, Independence and belonged to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge, IOOF, and Shrien, and the Fire Department, all in Independence. He is survived by his wife, Frances, one brother, Vernon, Jesup, and several nieces and nephews. Burial was inOakwood Cemetery following services officiated by Rev. Huigo Schwarta. Marty Dodge was Organist. Casket bearers were Bob Malek, Ed Armstead, David Ohl, Bill Wessels, Daryl Johnson Jr, and Denny Wilson.

Source: Conservative, Littleton, Iowa
Wednesday, 6 July 1938
Trumbauer-Grant. Grace Lutheran Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Sunday at 3 pm July 3rd, 1938, when Miss Frances E. Grant, the daughter of Mr.and Mrs. H. J. Grant of Independence and Earl W. Trumbauer, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Trumbauer of Jesup, were united in marriage. Rev. R. E. Baldwin, pastor, officiated at the nuptial ceremony. Their attendants were an aunt and uncle of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. Fran Marquise of Waterloo. Garden flowers were used in profusion, making a very pretty setting. Mendelsohn's wedding march was played by the grooms' sister-in-law, Mrs. Vernon Trumbauer, and the choir sang "Where Thou Leadest," with Mrs. R. E. Baldwin accompanying. The bride was beautifully attired in a white georgette gown over moirre with short net veil. She carried a bouquet of sweet peas. Her attendant wore pink silk crepe and her bouquet was also sweet peas. THe bride is a graduate of the Independence High School and attended Drake University. Mr. Trumbauer attended Jesup high School and for the past three years has been employed as mechanic in the Chevrolet garage. Immediately following the wedding a reception was held in the home of the bride's parents at Independence for a large number of relatives, after which they departed on a week's honeymoon trip, visiting Itasca State Park, Minn., and other points of interest. Upon their return they will be at home in the Gerdes apartment on South 6th St., which has already been fitted for occupancy. Many best wishes for a long life of happiness are extended them by their friends, both here and at Independence.

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Source: Bulletin Journal, Littleton, Iowa
Date: Thursday, 15 March 1928
Death Visits Jesup Homes, Dr. R. W. All, J. (Jacob) Trumbauer. After a lingering illness of tuberculosis. J. Trumbauer, living 2 1/2 miles northeast of Jesup died this morning at 8:10. Mr. Trumbauer was a son of the late Mr.and Mrs. Jacob Trumbauer and is survived by his widow and son Paul, also a brother Sheldon and sister Mrs. Elizabeth Stratton of Des Moines. Mr. Trumbauer was 39 years of age and had spent most of his life in the vicinity of Jesup, living at the time of his death on the farm purchased by his grandparents, Mr.and Mrs. Peter Trumbauer.

Source: Conservative, Littleton, Iowa
Date: Wednesday, 21 March 1928
The death of Jay Trumbauer occurred at his home north of Jesup at 9 am Thursday March 15, 1928, following several weeks of throat trouble. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Trumbauer and was born at Jesup 27 Aug 1889, and had spent most of his life on the farm purchased in a early day by his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Peter Trumbauer. He was in the prime of life, being only 39 years of age when he answered the last summons. He was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Kies about 17 years ago, and they were the parents of one son, Paul, who, with the widow survives. He leaves also to mourn their loss, one brother, Sheldon Trumbauer of Jesup; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Stratton, Des Moines; and two half sisters, Mrs. Marie Seasholtz, Independence, Iowa, and Mrs. Nettie Chew, Evanston, Illinois. the funeral was held at the St. Athanasius Catholic Church in Jesup. at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning, with Rev. F. Lentz of St. John's church, Waterloo, saying the requiem mass and delivering the sermon. The pall bearers were six brothers-in-law, Peter Robert, M. Brown, Wm. Bahl, John Hemmer, N. Frost and N. Flammang. Interment was made in St. Athanasius Cemetery at Jesup. A large concourse of neighbors and friends attended the funeral and extended sympathy to the bereaved.

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Source: Conservative, Littleton, Iowa
Date: Wednesday, 29 July 1936
John B. Trumbauer, age 94, brother of Mrs. Dora Shane, was found dead in his bed at Webster City, Wednesday morning, July 15, 1936, by Mrs. C. F. Boynton who had been living with him. Born Oct 3, 1942, Pennsburg, Pa.,k he came to Jesup in 1866 and entered the shoe and harness business, later took up a homestead in Black Hawk county, 2 1/2 miles west of Jesup on the old state road, from here he moved to LaPorte City, then to Webster City. He was married in Forreston, Illinois, bringing his bride to Jesup. Mrs. Trumbauer died in 1900 and a daughter died while living in Jesup. He is survived by one son, Charles M., of Williams, Ia; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Shane, Jesup and Mrs. Diana Schuler, Waterloo, one brother, Ed, St. Charles. funeral at McCauley-Chapman funeral home with Rev. J.E. Bruner, Baptist pastor officiating.

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Source: Sac Sun, Lytton, Iowa
Date: Friday, 18 September 1942, Page 1
Mrs. L. (Lavina) Trumbauer Passes Friday at age of 83 years. Former Lytton Woman Passes In Des Moines: Buried Here Monday. Funeral services were held from the Neal Funeral Home Monday afternoon for Mrs. L. J. (Lavina Jane Rust) Trumbauer, mother of Mrs. J. B. Tourgee, who had passed away the previous Friday in Des Moines. Rev. John H. Olson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, was in charge. Burial was made in the Cedar Cemetery east of Sac City. Organ music was furnished at the service. Pallbearers were Charles Griffin, E.P. Lowry, F. P. Kessler, D. Goldsmith, L.A. Roosa, and John Schulte. The following obituary was read at the service: Mrs. Lavina Jane Trumbauer (nee Rust) passed away at Des Moines on September 11, 1942, at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 3 days. She was born near Jessup, in Buchanan County, Iowa, on March 8, 1859, to Frank J. and Lavina Rust. She was married in 1875 to Peter B. Trumbauer at Jessup, Iowa, and to this union were born two daughters and one son, the latter having died in infancy. She was a member, at the time of her departure, of the Cottage Grove Avenue Presbyterian Church of Des Moines. Shortly after her marriage she and her husband went by covered wagon to western Kansas where they were engaged in farming and after about three years residence there they returned in the same manner and settled on a farm in Cedar Township here in Sac County, and on this same farm they continually occupied until March 1909 when they moved to the town of Lytton, which town was built on a part of the Trumbauer farm. Mr. Trumbauer died at Lytton in 1909. She is survived by two daughters, Dora Belle Tourgee of Sac City and Mabel Lavina Willhoite of Lawrence, Kansas. The surviving grandchildren are: Mildred Tourgee Lamoreaux, of Muncie, Indiana; Alice Tourgee Ross of St. Louis; Robert B. Willhoite of Long Beach, California; and George J. Willhoite of Iowa City. She leaves also one brother, A. H. Rust of Fargo, ND. He is the sole survivor of a family of 12 children. Mr. and Mrs. Trumbauer took an active part in organizing the First Presbyterian Church in Lytton and faithfully supported and actively served that church during their many years of residence at Lytton. Relatives present for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Willhoite of Lawrence, Kansas; George J.Willhoite, Iowa city, Iowa; Mrs. D. M. Lamoreaux, Muncie, Indiana; Mrs. D. C. Ross, St. Louis, MO; and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lamoreaux, Storm Lake. Mrs. Clara Willhoite and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Willhoite and family and Mrs. Ida Hoft of Wall Lake called Sunday at the J. B. Tourgee home.

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Source: ancestry.com
Date: August 1931
ANOTHER OLD SETTLER DIES (1931)
N.B. (Nathaniel B.) Trumbauer, 85, Dies after an Illness of Several Years. CAME HERE IN 1869 N. B. Trumbuer, 85, bettern known here during his many years of residence as Sam Trumbuer, died at noon today at the Guy Rutledge home, 520 Water street, where he had been staying for some time. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Miller funeral chapel, conducted by the rev. T. B. Collins. Mr. Trumbauer's last illness was of long duration. He retired from active business some eight years ago on account of poor health and for several yers he had been blind. Mr. Trumbauer is survived by one son, Ray, of Sioux City, a granddaughter, Wanda B. Trumbauer, also of Sioux City; two brothers John B., of this city, and Edwin B., of St. Charles, and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Shuler, of Waterloo, and Mrs. Andora Shane of Jessup. Born in Pennsyburg, Pa., January 16, 1846, Mr. Trumbauer came to Webster City in 1869, 62 years ago, when he and his brother John B. established what was then known as a boot and shoe shop on Seneca street. Mr. Trumbauer was a shoemaker by trade and in the earlier days here made many boots and shoes by hand. For years this was the only shop of its kind in the city. Some years ago John B. Trumbauer moved to the location he now occupies adjoining the Western Union telegraph office, and Sam continued business at the original store on Seneca street. His health began rapidly to fail, however, and he soon retired to his home. Mrs. Trumbauer died Dec 31, 1925 and when Mr. Trumbauer had lived in Webster City longer than Mr. Trumbauer. When he came here in 1869 Seneca street was the principal business street in the city and the Trumauer store building was among the best business blocks here. Mr. Trumbauer was a business man with strict principles of honesty and integrity. He and his family attended the Methodist church and he was also a member of the Mason lodge here. He will be widely remembered among the older residents of the city as one of the sturdy and outstanding business men of his day, a man whose impress for good was stamped indelibly on the community to which he came in those early days.

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Source: Sac Sun, Lytton, Iowa
Date: Sunday, 14 October 1909, Page 4
P. B. (Peter Boyer) Trumbauer, of Lytton, Succumbs to Heart Trouble Last Tuesday While Working. While at work at the elevator at Lytton on Tuesday afternoon, October 12, P. B. Trumbauer was suddenly stricken with heart failure and died almost instantly. He had just finished loading a load of corn cobs and while standing on the ground near the wagon, suddenly pitched forward. Death came almost instantly. He had complained of his heart a few times some time ago, but paid little attention to the matter. Peter B. Trumbauer was born on March 22, 1850, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was married on November 17, 1875, to Miss Lavinia J. Rust. In the spring of 1878, the family moved to Kansas, where for four years Mr. Trumbauer was engaged in farming. In 1882, he settled on his farm near Lytton, where he continued to reside until just recently, when he moved into the town of Lytton. Mr. Trumbauer is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. G. B. Willhoite of Lytton, and Mrs. J. B. Tourgee of Holstein. He is also survived by four brothers and four sisters. The funeral will be held this afternoon at the Presbyterian Church at Lytton, and interment will take place at Cedar Cemetery. Mr. Trumbauer was a man well known and universally respected. The family has the sympathy of a host of friends in their bereavement.

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Source: ancestry.com
Date: January 1926
Trumbauer-Sarah Marie (Howard) was born in Washington county, Iowa, on June 22, 1851. She was one of a family of four children, three brothers and herself, all of whom are now gone with the exception of one brother living in Milwaukee. when but a child she came with her parents to Hamilton county and had during all the years since made this county her home. She was united in marriage to N.B. Trumbauer, February 26, 1872. Two children, a girl and a boy came in due time to bless the home thus formed. Nellie, greatly loved by her mother and all others who knew her, passed away to her reward about twenty years ago. The son, Ray H. Trumbauer and family live in Sioux city and with them, for the time being at least, Mr. Trumbauer is making his home. It is probably that no living person had rendered a longer and more faithful service to the Methodist church in Webster City than did Sister Trumbauer. She was among the very first to become a member of the organization even before there was a church building erected in which to worship. And all through the years since that time she had been ever a faithful and diligent expoant both by personal service and living example of the things for which the church has stood. she had served in almost every department with honor and success. Just how much of her life she had given, no one but The Master of all good workman will ever be able to tell. But this at least we can say, that through sunshine and shadow, from youth to age, she gave generously of her best. And until in very recent years when there was a noticeable slowing down in bodily strength, she was even to be found in her place of worship. Just four Sundays from the time she was no longer able to heed the call of the church bell on Sunday morning, she had gone to worship in the church not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens. That any will enjoy it there more than she will be hard for some of us to believe. About three years ago Mrs. Trumbauer received a fall, from the effects of which she never seemed to fully recover. And in recent weeks the further break came. At the end of a fruitful and well spent life she passed to her final reward last Thursday evening at about 7 o'cock just as the old year was rapidly coming to close and the new year was about to dawn (12-31-1925). Among those who are left behind are her husband, N.B. Trumbauer, her son, R. H. Trumbauer, her much loved granddaughter Wands Trumbauer, and her brother Chas. L. Howard of Milwaukee. These, with a number of other relatives and a very wide group of friends, will greatly miss her presence from among us. As the close of a summer's day, so is the drawing to a close of the day of life. The quiet, the hush, the beauty, the promise of another day to come. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 by the pastor, Rev. T.B. Collins, and were largely attended. Interment was made in the local cemetery, (Graceland Cemetery).

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Source: Jesup Citizen Herald, Jesup, Iowa
Date: July 1943
Services held Tuesday for Sheldon Trumbauer, 49. Life-long resident of this vicinity. Sheldon Edward Trumbauer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Trumbauer, was born October 9, 1893, in Perry township, Buchanan County, Iowa. He received his education in the public schools of Buchanan county. In 1913 he moved to Jesup where he has since made his home. He was a painter by trade. He was united in marriage with Edna Buechele September 2, 1915 at Jubilee and this union was blessed with two sons. Vernon and Earl. He was a charter member of Grace Lutheran church in 1935, and was a faithful member. He served as an officer in the church until ill health forced him to resign. Mr. Trumbauer's health began to fail about two years ago, and he was confined to his bed 6 months, suffering from a heart ailment and complications. July 8th he was taken to the State Hospital at Iowa City, where he departed this life Sunday, July 18, at 6 am at the age of 49 years. 10 months and 22 days. He leaves to mourn his departure: his sorrowing wife, tow sons, Vernon L. of Jesup, and Earl W. of Waterloo; two grandchildren, David andKaren Trumbauer; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Stratton of Des Moines, Mrs. Nettie Chew of Michigan; a brother, Milton Trumbauer of Ulysses, Kans, and a brother by adoption, Lewis Staurt, with the armed forces in Africa, besides many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jay Trumbauer; half-brothers, Dallas Taylor and George Taylor, and tow half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Seasholtz and Ethel Taylor. Funeral services were conducted at the Parker Funeral Home at two o'clock Tuesday, July 20, followed by services at Grace Lutheran church with Rev. H. J. Heilman of Fairbank officiating in the absence of the pastor. Rev. A. V. Kuster. Interment was int he family plot at the Littleton Cemetery. Casket bearers were Willis Jacobsen, Herbert Huck, Robert Heth, Carroll Walker, W. Fay Miller and Monte Albert.

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Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: Wednesday, 22 April 1987, Page B14
Mrs. Mildred L. Tucker, 79, of 1725 Lincoln Ave., Northampton, died Tuesday in Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center. She was a billing clerk for Fuller Co., Catasauqua plant, for 17 years retiring in 1972. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of Charles and Sadie (Leibenguth) Worley. She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton. She was a pianist for the South Ward Fire Co., Axillary, Catasauqua. Surviving are a son Richard of Redondo Beach, Calif; a daughter, Nancy Domiko of Bath; a sister Emaline, wife of Daniel Peters with whom she resided; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. A calling hour will precede the services.

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