Salisbury Press

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Randall J. Schmoyer

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

PennDOT equipment operator

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

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

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

Nancy L. Guth

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Emmaus

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

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

Carl B. Martrich

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

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

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

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

Margaret F. Papsun

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

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

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

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

Gordon Bender

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mack Trucks employee

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

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

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


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

May 25

The Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern will hold its annual Peace-A-Thon walk and bike ride near Sand Island in Bethlehem. The walk/ride will depart 9 a.m. from the Christmas City Fairground at Main and Lehigh streets. Walkers and riders are invited to arrive as early as 8:15 a.m. for a light breakfast, a group body warm-up and stretch and a bike safety check.