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Bethany Beach, Delaware Linda Marie Nagel 1953 — 2024 Linda Marie Nagel, 70, passed away at her home in Bethany Beach, Delaware, on January 15, 2024. Born in Philadelphia on July 18, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Klein) Nagel. Linda grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania and graduated from William Allen High School in 1971. She received a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1975. After completing Officer Candidate School, Linda had a distinguished career in the United States Navy. She received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School in 1983. She was stationed all over the world, including Bermuda, the Philippines, Maine, Italy, London and the... Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Allen G Fields 1946 — 2023 Allen G Fields, 76, born in Lorain, OH and formerly of Schnecksville, PA died unexpectedly on November 14, 2023, in Myrtle Beach, SC where he lived with his wife since 2014. Al is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda (Sell), and his beloved daughter and grandson, Dr. Alison Fields, and her son Asher in Norman, OK. He was the son of the late Allen G. Fields and Olga (Kish) Fields and was predeceased by his sister Joyce Butler in 1995. Al was a lifelong educator, retiring in 2006 as Superintendent of Salisbury Township School District, Allentown, PA. He coached football for many years (Fremont and Paulding High Schools in OH, Emmaus HS and Kutztown University in PA) after being named an... Cape Coral, Florida Frederick William Mager 1931 — 2023 Frederick (Fred) William Mager, Sr., 92, passed away on October 10, 2023, in Cape Coral, FL. He was born in Allentown, PA on August 19, 1931, to Harriet (nee Bloch) and Ralph Mager. After high school Fred served in the United States Air Force until his honorable discharge in 1953. Fred was a supervisor for the US Postal Service in Allentown for many years. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed bowling and loved watching his favorite sports teams. After his retirement, Fred and his wife Dolly relocated to Cape Coral Florida to enjoy the warmer climate. Fred supported numerous charitable organizations and was a member of the Freemasons. Fred is survived by his children Donna (Irene Stratz)... Childs, Maryland Rev. Cornelius F. Kilty, O.S.F.S. 1941 — 2023 Died September 9, 2023 in his 62nd year of religious life as an Oblate of Saint Francis de Sales. Family, friends and his religious family are welcome to attend his funeral on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Nativity BVM Church, 2535 E. Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. Viewing will begin at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Funeral Liturgy at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Oblate Cemetery at Childs, Maryland on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. An Obituary may be found at Memorials can be received at the Oblate Development Office, PO Box 87, Childs, MD 21916 or at Vallonia, Indiana John Thomas Pesta 1943 — 2023 John Thomas Pesta, newspaper editor, English professor, literary-magazine founder and mystery-novel author, died on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, at his home in Starve Hollow, Indiana. Born in Allentown in 1943, he is survived by his wife, the artist Maureen O'Hara Pesta of Vallonia, Indiana; son Jesse Pesta, an editor at The New York Times in New York City; daughter Abigail Pesta, author and journalist in Philadelphia; and son-in-law Joel Oestreich, professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia. John was preceded in death by his parents, John Aloysius Pesta and Angeline (Palladino) Pesta. You can read about his remarkable life, including the time he wrestled a tiger at a county fair, here:... Summerville, South Carolina Richard Woodland Kohl, Sr. 1934 — 2023 Richard Woodland Kohl, Sr., Bishop Emeritus of the Evangelical Congregational Church, passed away at the age of 89 on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at the Presbyterian Village at Summerville, SC. He was born on June 17, 1934 to Claude and Edna (Woodland) Kohl in Coopersburg, PA. He graduated from Allentown High School in 1952 and from Moravian College in 1956. He earned a Master of Divinity from Moravian Seminary. Richard dedicated his life to the Lord at age 17. He began pastoring in the Evangelical Congregational denomination at age 19 while earning his degrees. On June 15, 1957, he married Mary Louise Kilpatrick. While pastoring in Pennsylvania, Richard was called to the Chaplaincy in the... Lake Santee, Indiana Michael Schlacter 1950 — 2023 Michael Schlacter, 73, of Lake Santee, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 20, 2023. Mike was a brilliant, strong-willed man who left an indelible mark on the lives he touched. Mike was born to John P. Schlacter and Josephine (Tomko) Toth in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on July 6, 1950. He graduated from William Allen High School in Allentown. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering, Mike married the love of his life, Claudia (Tyson) Schlacter, on March 10, 1973. During their 44 years of marriage, Mike and Claudia made countless memories with their two children. Mike's professional accomplishments were a testament to his business acumen and tenacity.... Treasure Island, North Pine Arthur Munjone 1943 — 2023 79, passed away peacefully in Hospice care on March 28, 2023, from lingering complications from a stroke he suffered in 2020. Art was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and moved to the Tampa Bay Area in 1979. Art had a brilliant mind, a degree in Accounting from Pierce College, and led two successful businesses in Tampa Bay. He was known primarily for his work in the commercial and residential flooring business including founding Abbey Carpet of Largo and later the Tampa Bay Flooring Company. Art was named salesman of the year several times by the Abbey Corporation. Art enjoyed life in the Tampa Bay area and especially appreciated the beaches and sunsets of Treasure Island, where he built and... Rock Hill, South Carolina Jean Anna Faut 1925 — 2023 Jean Anna Faut, 98, of Rock Hill, SC passed away on February 28,2023 at the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House. She was born in Red Hill, PA. and was the daughter of the late Robert G and Eva B (Gebert) Faut. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Rock Hill, SC where she was active in the Altar Guild and the choir. She was a Lutheran worshiper her entire live. She attended East Greenville High School, where she excelled in track and field, basketball and field hockey. As a teenager she could often be found at the home of the East Greenville Cubs, a semipro baseball team. She would help shag fly balls and they realized she had a strong arm, so they asked her to pitch batting practice... Gastonia, North Carolina Frederick Francis Payonk 1949 — 2023 Fred Payonk, 73 passed away on Tuesday, February 28,2023, at Accordius Health in Gastonia, NC. Born July 5, 1949, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the son of Frederick F Payonk, Sr., and Gloria Rose Auer Payonk. Fred graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School in 1967 where he played basketball. He graduated from Belmont Abbey College in 1971 with a degree in Economics, he was an avid soccer player and golfer. He spent most of his adult life as a real estate agent, retiring from Scott Wilkinson ERA in 2018. In 2017, he reconnected with Suzanne Deaton who he dated in college and then again ten years later. They got married in 2020 and they were a match made in heaven. Sadly, their... Naples, Florida Barbara Ann Bollinger 1941 — 2023 Barbara Ann Bollinger, 81, of Naples, FL, passed away February 19, 2023. She was born in Allentown, PA on July 21, 1941. Barbara graduated from Allentown High School and received an honors degree from the School of Hard Knocks. She was married to David Willard Bollinger on January 9, 1970. Barbara was survived by her husband of 52 years, David as well as her children, Michael Patrick Duggan, Kathy (Roger) Dellinger, James Scott Duggan, Barbara Ann (Richard) Kaufmann, and Robert David (Jaime) Bollinger. She also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, Autumn Edwards, Greta Dellinger, Madelynn Michelle Kaufmann, Bridgette Mary Bollinger, David Adler Kaufmann, Jerald Alden Kaufmann, Blake David... Fort Mill, South Carolina Paul Daniel Seyfert, Jr. 1952 — 2023 Paul D. Seyfert Jr. passed away peacefully January 26, 2023. Born on June 27, 1952 in Reading, PA, he was a U.S. Army and PA National Guard veteran who was employed by Kraft Foods in Allentown, PA for 38 years. He served his community as Vice President of Hamburg EMS for nine years. Paul enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting deer and bear. He joined the three percent of successful PA Black Bear Hunters in 2002. He was also the co-owner of Artisans Salon in Fort Mill, SC. Paul loved spending time with friends and family. He is predeceased by his mother and father, Lois and Paul D Seyfert Sr.; and sister, Bonnie Jacoby. Paul is survived by his wife of 43 years, Cynthia M. Seyfer; brother,... Bridgeport, West Virginia Larry Tilghman Kuhns 1945 — 2023 Larry Tilghman Kuhns, 77, of Bridgeport, W. Va., passed away at home surrounded by his family on January 4, 2023. He was the son of the late Martin Kuhns and Hattie Schraden Kuhns of Kuhnsville. Born on June 29, 1945 in Allentown, Larry grew up on his family's farm. He graduated from Parkland High School in 1963 and was a meat cutter for 40 years before retiring from ShopRite in 2012. He was a handyman, having built two of his family's homes before moving to Fort Pierce, Fla., where he resided for 20 years. He relocated to West Virginia in 2019. It was here where he became "Poppy" to those who knew him best. Larry had three siblings - sister Carol and husband Harold Rex (niece Roxie),... Goshen, Indiana Urbane Byler 1939 — 2022 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Urbane Byler, 83 of Goshen, Indiana. He died peacefully on December 9, 2022 at Goshen Hospital from complications of Parkinson's disease. Urbane, born on October 6, 1939, was the oldest of eight children born to the late Bennett and Lena (Hartzler) Byler. Urbane and Janet (Smucker) married on June 27, 1962, and enjoyed 60 years together. They founded and directed Hill Street Children's Center, in Slatington, Pennsylvania for more than 25 years. They volunteered with Mennonite Central Committee in Honduras and Mexico and with Jubilee Partners in Comer, Georgia. Their home was a landing place for refugees from Central America,... St Petersburg, Florida Joan Marie Falasca 1953 — 2022 Falasca, Joan Marie (Walsh), 69, of St. Petersburg, FL passed away December 2, 2022, in her home, surrounded by her husband and children. Born and raised in Dunmore, PA she graduated from Dunmore Central Catholic High School and went on to earn a BS in Medical Technology from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. Joan and her husband and children lived in Bethlehem, PA for more than 35 years before retiring to Florida. She worked as a Medical Technologist at several hospitals in the Lehigh Valley, particularly St. Luke's and Lehigh Valley Health Network. Joan was a kind and caring wife, mother, and friend. Her openness and generous personality made her a friend to all those she encountered.... Columbia, Maryland George Norman Geissler 1939 — 2022 George Norman Geissler passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022, in Columbia, MD. A long-time Pennsylvania resident, George is survived by his wife, Joanne F. Geissler and daughter, Kristen Geissler (Francis). He was uncle to a niece and nephews and predeceased by brothers Wayne and Roger, and daughter Gretchen. A service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown at 3231 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA on Friday, November 25, 2022, at 12:30 pm preceded by a visitation from 11:00 - 12:30. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care. Carlisle, Pennsylvania Kathleen V. Vrabel 1952 — 2022 Kathleen V. Vrabel, age 70, of Boiling Springs, PA passed away at home on Sunday, October 23, 2022. She was born May 7, 1952, in Allentown, PA to the late Thomas W. and Josephine A. (Lupcho) Hudak. Kathleen was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She worked at Trinity High School, Capital Blue Cross, General Electric and volunteered as a CCD Aide at St. Patrick Church. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Richard J. Vrabel; daughters Roseann T. Vrabel of Columbus, OH and Maura R. (Vrabel) Brown and her husband Brad of Raleigh, NC; brothers Thomas Hudak and his wife Valerie of Emmaus, PA, James Hudak and his wife Gloria of Whitehall, PA, Frederick Hudak and his wife... Daytona Beach, Florida Robert C. Schaeffer 1942 — 2022 Robert Curtis (Bob) Schaeffer, 80, of Daytona Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully in his home on 9/30/2022. Bob was a 1960 graduate of Boyertown High School where he was Vice President of his class and Lettered in three sports. He attended Muhlenburg College on a football scholarship and was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He was an educator at Northwestern Lehigh School District and worked for Florida Child Services until his retirement in 2004. Bob traveled the world and enjoyed collecting everything in it. He was predeceased by his parents Harvey B Schaeffer and Elizabeth (Nee Garber), Schaeffer and brother Dennis B. Schaeffer as well as long-time partner and friend...
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