Salisbury Press

Monday, November 11, 2019

Donald F. Williams

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethlehem Steel executive

Donald F. Williams, 96, of Macungie, died Nov. 3, 2019, at Lehigh Commons, Macungie. He was the husband of the late Joyce M. (Owens) Williams, whom he married Oct. 10, 1945. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Conard R. and Hilda G. (Stocker) Williams.

He graduated from Lehigh University in 1950, where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He served his class as correspondent and secretary.

He was a charter member and past president of the Westwood Heights Swim Club.

Florence L. Benjamin

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Florence L. Benjamin, 88, of Alburtis, died Oct. 29, 2019. She was the wife of the late Albert L. Benjamin Sr. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Ruth (Dorney) Moyer.

She worked for the Brandywine School District and JoMar Garment Factory before retiring.

She enjoyed cross stitching.

She is survived by a son, Keith A.; daughters, Ruth and Debra; son Todd; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; niece Evette Smith; sisters Marlene, Frances and Barbara. She was predeceased by a sister, Dolores.

Steven J. Kobza

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Steven J. Kobza, 85, of Emmaus, formerly of Oneida, died Oct. 16, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

His funeral was held Oct. 26 at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Sheppton with the Rev. Dominic Pham officiating with interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sheppton. Military Honors were accorded him by Ft. Meade Honor Guard.

Arrangements under the direction of the Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home Inc., Hazleton.

Gerry S. Johnston

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Gerry S. Johnston, 81, of Allentown, died Nov. 3, 2019, with his entire family by his side. He was the former husband of Lorraine A. Johnston, of Allentown and the longtime companion of Ann B. Sousa until her death in April 2012. He was the only child of Mary G. (Starr) and Russell S. Johnston.

He was a 1956 graduate of Allentown High School and served honorably in the United States Army Reserves.

Dale A. Utt

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former business administrator

Dale A. Utt, 83, of Macungie, died peacefully Oct. 18, 2019, surrounded by his wife and children in his home. He was the husband of Darcene “Dar” (Shuxteau) Utt for 21 years. He was the son of the late Chester and Martha (Schmeyer) Utt.

He graduated from Parkland High School and attended Muhlenberg College for a degree in business administration. He worked for IBM for nine years and then spent the remaining 30 years of his career in business administration for the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, as well as the Methacton and Northampton school districts.

David A. Hinkel

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

David A. Hinkel, 73, of Emmaus, died Oct. 20, 2019, at home. He was the husband of the late Linda E. (Bruch) Hinkel. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Astor D. and Elizabeth L. (Sperlbaum) Hinkel.

Before retiring, he worked with computers and videography.

He was an avid ham radio operator.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Milford Ward. He served in the PAARNG.

Ronald L. Johnson

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Ronald L. Johnson, 68, of Emmaus, died Oct. 20, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Judy B. (Boyce) Johnson. Born in Reading, he was the son of Margaret (Painter) Johnson and the late Paul Johnson.

He was a 1968 graduate of Daniel Boone High School.

He was a truck driver for Pitt Ohio for 27 years, retiring in 2016.

He is survived by his wife; mother; children, Rachel Heiber, Aaron Whitesell, Katrina Harmon and Ronald R.; grandchildren, Benjamin, Paige, Jessica, Makayla, Addison, Cameron, Isabella and Ethan; brother, William.

Bernardine J. Baker

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Day-Timer employee

Bernardine J. (Polaha) Baker, 83, of Emmaus, died Oct. 20, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late John D. Baker. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine M. (Skripek) Polaha.

She retired from Day-Timer.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and the 1st Catholic Ladies Slovak Union.

She was a lifetime member of the Mercantile Club, Emmaus.

Richard J. Hontz

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus police animal control officer

Richard J. Hontz, of Emmaus, died Oct. 20, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Gladys M. (Lapp) Hontz. They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary last month. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Earl W.D. and Ida (Whitehouse) Hontz.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was an animal control officer with the Emmaus Police Department for 32 years, retiring in 2016. Previously, he worked at Bethlehem Steel.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus.

He was a member of the Queen City Pistol League.

Bruce D. Wieder

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former rural mail carrier

Bruce D. Wieder, 85, formerly of Macungie, died Oct. 18, 2019, in Country Meadows. He was the husband of the late Nancy L. (Millhouse) Wieder. Born in Macungie, he was the son of the late Dennis and Helen (Fritchman) Wieder.

He honorably served his country in the Army.

He was a rural mail carrier in the Macungie area for 37 years, retiring in 1997.

He was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, the Macungie Fire Company and the Allentown Musicians Union.