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Benjamin R. Jones, 81
Benjamin R. Jones, 81, of Kutztown, formerly of Camp Hill, Cumberland Co., passed away on Aug. 5, 2012 surrounded by his loving family in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Pittston, he was the son of Benjamin G. Jones and Leda Williams Jones, and was the youngest of four children. He was predeceased by his three siblings; Catherine Pope, West Pittston, Griffith Jones, Absecon, N.J., and AnnaMae Owens, West Lawn.
Ben was a veteran of the Korean War, and served in the Army from 1950-1952.
Ben was honored to have lived a life of public service with the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop H, Harrisburg. His tour of duty began in October of 1953 and his outstanding record of service on the job led him to attain the rank of Major before his retirement in 1990, as head of the Records and Identification Unit in Harrisburg. His love for the Pennsylvania State Police was only surpassed by the love he felt for his family.
He loved to play golf and delighted his grandchildren and great grandchildren with his playful attitude, his sound advice, and his passion for model railroading.
Survivors: He was a devoted and loving husband, father and Grampa, and was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth F. Jones. He will be dearly missed by his missed by his two daughters, Sharon Devore, wife of James Devore, Newville, and Cathy Jones, wife of Michael Dietrich, Kutztown.
Ben is also survived by seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many loving nieces and nephews, and the gang at the Center Street Grille.
A Celebration of Life service held Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Ludwick Funeral Home, 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown. Inurnment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, will be held at a later date. Calling hour Aug. 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ben’s memory to South Central Camp Cadet, P. O. Box 60676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-0676. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.
Mabel E. “Dolly” Scheiwe, 80
Mabel E. “Dolly” Scheiwe, 80, of Bowers, died Aug. 8, 2012 in her residence.
She was the wife of Richard D. Scheiwe. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 7, 2011.
Born in Lowhill Township, Lehigh County, she was a daughter of the late Elias and Mabel (Guth) Zettlemoyer.
Mrs. Scheiwe was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Bowers, where she was a former Sunday School Teacher and Communion bread baker. She worked as a floor lady for the former Katos Sportswear, Kutztown for many years. She then was a machine operator at Adidas, Kutztown for five years, retiring in 1990.
Survivors: Husband, daughters, Diane C. (Scheiwe) Ohlinger, Fleetwood; Susan K. (Scheiwe), wife of Paul H. Schick, Kutztown, and Linda L. (Scheiwe), wife of Thomas M. Bloom, Sinking Spring; sister, Betty (Zettlemoyer), widow of George Hottenstein, Fleetwood and brother, Edward L., husband of Sandra G. (Hartman) Zettlemoyer, Wescosville. There are also six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by brothers, Francis, Oscar, Edwin and Robert Zettlemoyer; sister, Dorothy (Zettlemoyer) Flinthoff, and a twin sister at birth.
Funeral services will be Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. from Hope Lutheran Church, 550 Fleetwood Road, Bowers, with the Reverend Elizabeth A. Haines officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery of Bowers. Friends may call Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. in the church.
Contributions: The family requests contributions be made to Hope Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 88, Bowers, PA 19511. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.
Daniel W. George, 83
Daniel W. George, 83, of Fleetwood, died August 12, 2012 in the Lutheran Home at Topton where he had been a resident since April. He was the husband of Margaret E. (Kutz) George, also a resident of the Lutheran Home at Topton. They were married Aug. 1, 1953.
Born in Weisenberg Township, Lehigh Co., he was the son of the late Daniel E. and Sallie V. (Bailey) George.
Mr. George was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Fleetwood.
He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean conflict. He was a graduate of Kutztown Area High School.
Mr. George was employed by the former Allentown Portland Cement Company, Evansville, now Lehigh Cement Co., for many years retiring in 1991. Prior to that, he was employed by Carl R. Bieber, Sr., excavating, Kutztown.
He enjoyed hunting and deep sea fishing.
Survivors: Wife, daughters, Susan A. (George), wife of James A. Snyder, and Sally D. (George), wife of Alfred K. Roth, both of Fleetwood, five grandchildren; Aixia J. Zellers, Jody L. Gatto, Jennifer S. Dunkle, Jeffrey H. Potts, and Justine M. Potts, four great grandchildren; Brayden R. Horn, Connor W., Emma R. and Hayley M. Gatto. He is also survived by his four-legged companion, “Henry.”
Funeral Services will be held Friday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m. from the Henry Auditorium located on the campus of the Lutheran Home at Topton, One South Home Avenue, Topton, with Reverend Dr. George G. Kinney officiating. Interment in New Bethel Zion Cemetery, Kutztown. Friends may call Friday from 12to 1 p.m. in the Henry Auditorium.
The Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.
Paul R. Weigle, 90
Paul R. Weigle, 90, of Topton, died Aug. 10, 2012 in The Lutheran Home at Topton.
He was the widower of Mabel A. (Reinert) Weigle, who died Sept. 8, 2003.
Born in Richmond Township, he was a son of the late Richard R. and Estella (Adam) Weigle.
Paul was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Zion’s Union Church, Maxatawny, where he served eight years on the church council from 1962 to 1970.
Mr. Weigle worked as a picker in the parts department at Caloric Corp., at its former Topton Plant. He worked more than 39 years until his retirement in 1984.
Paul was a member of Pike Township Sportsmen’s Association.
Survivors: Daughter, Nancy M. (Weigle), wife of Richard R. Geist, Topton. Other survivors include a sister, Catherine (Weigle), widow of Nathan Freeby, Kutztown; brother, Lee, husband of Elizabeth (Angstadt) Weigle, Lenhartsville. There are two grandchildren, Kristin L. (Geist), wife of Lucas J. Apgar and Scott R. Geist, companion of Laurie E. Walker;and three great grandchildren, Emersen N. Apgar, Connor J. R. Geist and James R. Apgar.
He was predeceased by sisters Margaret (Weigle) Carl and Laila (Weigle) Keller; step sister, Evelyn Christman, and a brother Willard Weigle.
Funeral services Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 10:30 a.m. from Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 25 East Weis Street, Topton, with Reverend Virginia M. Biniek officiating. Interment in Zion Maxatawny Union Cemetery, Kutztown. Friends may call Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
The Family requests contributions be made to Zion’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, PA 19529. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.
Dale D. “Chubby” Hoffman, 86
Dale D. “Chubby” Hoffman, 86, formerly of Alburtis, died Aug. 10, 2012 in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown.
He was the husband of Elizabeth C. (Knerr) Hoffman, also a resident at Mosser Nursing Home. They recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on July 6.
Born in Alburtis, he was a son of the late Spencer and Katie (Weidner) Hoffman.
Mr. Hoffman was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis.
Dale was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II.
Mr. Hoffman was a foreman for Kline Foundry, Alburtis for many years until his retirement. Prior to that, he was a molder at Caloric Corp. at its former Topton plant.
Dale was an avid outdoorsman, life member of Ray A. Master Post 217 American Legion, Topton and the Nimrod Fish & Wildlife Association, Alburtis.
Survivors: Wife, son, Dale D. Hoffman, II, Alburtis; daughter, Scarlet B. (Hoffman) Lichtenwalner, Topton; sister, Dorine (Hoffman) Reichert, Alburtis; grandchildren, Amber K. (Hoffman) Knecht, Tiffany L. Hoffman, Dale D. Hoffman, III, and Sarah M. Lichtenwalner; great grandson Colin B. Knecht.
Funeral services Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 East Weis Street, Topton, with the Reverend Gordon A. Camp officiating. Interment with military honors performed by Ray A. Master Post 217, American Legion, Topton in Lehigh Zion Cemetery, Alburtis. Calling hour Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
The family requests contributions be made to Lehigh County Meals on Wheels, 4234 Dorney Park Road, Allentown, PA 18104. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.
Doris M. Shirey, 73
Doris M. Shirey, 73, of Orwigsburg, died Aug. 9, 2012 in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown.
She was the widow of Harry C. Shirey, who died in 2002. Her first husband, Richard C. Kline, died in 1960.
Born in Schuylkill Haven, she was a daughter of the late Alvin A. and Leah (Ney) Adams.
Mrs. Shirey was a member of First United Church of Christ, Schuylkill Haven.
She was a 1957 graduate of Blue Mountain High School, and also attended Kutztown University.
Doris was employed as a Teacher Aide for the kindergarten class at Blue Mountain School District.
Mrs. Shirey was the owner and operator of the former Haven Cab Co., Schuylkill Haven. She was employed and retired from Miller Textile Company, Schuylkill Haven.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Orwigsburg Chapter 424.
Mrs. Shirey was known for being the lyricist of the Alma Mater for Blue Mountain High School.
Survivors: Daughter, Kim L. (Kline) Adamson, Alburtis, son, Donald A., husband of Barbara H. (Hasson) Kline, West Wyomissing, four grandchildren; Meghan M. McShaw, Richard J. Kline, Jeremy B. Adamson, and T. Kevin Kline, and great grandchildren Braiden Murphy and Owen Ludwig.
The family hosting a memorial service on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. from First United Church of Christ, 110 Route 61 South, Schuylkill Haven with Reverend Shawn D. Van Dyke officiating. Inurnment will be private at the convenience of the family. Calling hour was on Tuesday.
The family requests contributions be made to Camp Mensch Mill Pool Fund Attn: Michael Lenhart, 86 Mensch Mill Road, Alburtis, PA 18011. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.
Ruth B. Wagner, 88
Ruth B. Wagner, 88, of Ruscombmanor Township, passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 in the Highlands of Wyomissing where she was a resident since Sept. 11.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick L. Wagner on April 16, 2011.
Born in St. Lawrence, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Ellan (Wegman) Breitegam.
She was employed for 34 years as a buyer at the former G.H. Delp, Tuckerton, now Wetterau Corporation.
She was a 1942 graduate of Muhlenberg High School and was a lifetime member of Salem Shalters Lutheran Church, Alsace Township.
She is survived by her daughters Donna L. Lucas of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dawn E. Reiter of Exeter Township; her sisters Jean Manwiller of Exeter Township and Mae Hehr of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and her grandchildren Jeffrey, Mary Ellen, Chelsea and Amanda.
She was predeceased by her siblings Dorothy Keffer, Paul Breitegam, Jr. and Herbert Breitegam.
Services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, in Salem Shalters Lutheran Church, 2032 Mount Laurel Road, Fleetwood, Pa. 19522 at 11 a.m. Friends and family may view on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment in Schwarzwald Cemetery, Jacksonwald. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church at the address above. Blankenbiller Funeral Home, Oley, is in charge of arrangements.