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Clyde W. Schaffer

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Limeport

Clyde W. Schaffer, 88, of Quakertown, died Oct. 12, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of the late Anna M. (Hillegass) Schaffer who died in 1993. Born in Limeport, he was a son of the late Reuben G. and Carrie (Fogel) Schaffer.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was employed at the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 35 years until retiring.

He is survived by twin daughters, Shirley and her husband Samuel Alicea and Sharon and her husband Bela Fodrovics; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. He was the last surviving of 19 siblings.

Joseph W. Kloiber

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former Air Products employee

Joseph W. Kloiber, 84, of Emmaus, died Oct. 14, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Magdalene (Kuzma) Kloiber, with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage Feb. 10. Born in Limeport, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Urban) Kloiber.

He worked as a draftsman for 39 years with Air Products retiring in 1986.

He was a Staff Sgt. in the Air Force having served during the Korean War.

He was an active member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus, where he served as an usher for many years.

Dale R. Rohrbach

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Dale R. Rohrbach, 55, of Alburtis, died peacefully at home Oct. 24, 2013. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Ralph H. and Arlene H. (Schierer) Rohrbach.

He owned and operated Rohrbach's Garage in Alburtis since 1980. Prior to that he was a mechanic at Becker Subaru.

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown.

He belonged to County Line 4x4 Rough Riders and Old-Time Plow Boys, Kutztown.

Victor S. Haberle

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Victor S. Haberle, 83, of Emmaus, died Oct. 24, 2013, in Phoebe Nursing Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Violet R. (Hetrick) Haberle. Born in Hatfield, he was the son of the late Titus and Ida (Sell) Haberle.

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

He was an associate Realtor for 35 years. He began his career with Fretz and Fretz Realty of Emmaus. During his career he had also worked for the former Kline, Bortz & Workman Realty of Allentown.

Edwin J. Garger

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Edwin J. Garger, 64, of Emmaus, died Oct. 21, 2013, in his home. Born in North-ampton, he was the son of Edwin and Helen (Koval) Garger of Cementon.

He was a chef for most of his working career, having worked for a few restaurants in the Lehigh Valley, including the Gourmet Inn in Northampton for about 10 years and at Shepherd Hills Country Club for about eight years.

He had been an active member of the Eastern PA Chef's Association and enjoyed fishing and gardening.

He is survived by a son, Scott K. and his fiance, Tara Masonheimer; former wife, Kathleen.

Kurt Striny

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Emmaus

Kurt A. Striny, 52, of Coaldale, formerly of Emmaus, died Oct. 26, 2013, in his home. Born in New Providence, N.J., he was the son of Kurt M. Striny, of Toms River, N.J., and the late Wilma M. (Strodel) Striny.

He was a warehouse manager for Excel, Inc. for 19 years and previously worked in construction.

Leon L. Meitzler

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

professional truck driver

Leon L. Meitzler, 62, of Alburtis, died suddenly Oct. 19, 2013. Born in Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late George F. and Margaret A. (Geist) Meitzler.

He was a professional truck driver currently employed by Wolf Distribution, Allentown. Previously he worked for Packaging Corporation of America, Trexlertown, for over 30 years.

He was a combat engineer serving in Vietnam during the conflict from 1970 to 1972.

He was a life member and trustee of the Robert M. Fegely V.F. W. Post 8282, Breinigsville.

Christine M. Reitnour

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Christine M. Reitnour, 62, of Zionsville, died Oct. 16, 2013, at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She was the wife of James Reitnour for the past 41 years. Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and LaVelle (Reichert) Crane.

She was a certified water aerobics instructor.

She was a 1969 graduate of Spring Ford High School, Royersford.

She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.

She is survived by her husband; sons, Matthew and his wife Kelly, Michael and his wife Emily; grandchildren, Grace M., Alice M. and Raegan C.

Charles P. Wotring

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Alburtis

Charles P. Wotring, 85, of Alburtis, died Oct. 17, 2013, in Lehigh Center. He was the husband of Joyce Althea (Haines) Wotring. Born in Egypt, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Alice E. (Miller) Wotring.

He worked as a laborer for various companies throughout his career.

He was a member of Zion Lehigh Church, Alburtis.

He honorably served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict.