Kutztown Area Patriot Obituaries June 19

Donald Kline

ESTHER P. HEIN

Esther P. Hein, 93 formerly of Virginville died in the Laurel Center, Tilden Township on June 12, 2014.

She was the widow of Earl S. Hein who died June 19, 1988.

Esther was born in Windsor Township and was the daughter of the late George A. and Mamie (Trexler) Heinly.

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She was a homemaker most of her life.

Esther was a member of Zion’s Church, Windsor Castle.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Carolyn wife of Larry Dreibelbis, Richmond Township, 2 grandchildren, Sherrie wife of Chris Dietrich, Blandon and Steven Dreibelbis, Bernville. She is also survived by 3 great grandchildren, Jillian and Hailey Dietrich and Kelsey Dreibelbis and a sister, Pauline Phillips, Lenhartsville.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Inc. 40 S. 4th St., Hamburg. A viewing will be held on Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Zion’s Cemetery, Perry Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Zion’s Church, 770 Zion’s Church Road, Hamburg, PA. 19526.

Online condolences may be shared at www.burkeydriscoll.com.

ALBERT T. SMITH

Albert T. Smith, 86, a resident of Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, formerly of Bethlehem, died Monday, June 9, 2014 in Fellowship Manor. He was the husband of Agnes D. Smith, a resident of Moravian Village, Bethlehem. They were married June 6, 1954.

Born in Natalie, Northumberland Co. he was a son of the late Robert and Jean D. (Roberts) Smith.

Mr. Smith was a United States Air Force veteran, serving in World War II.

He was a 1952 graduate of Susquehanna University, and holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He was employed as a CPA for 22 years, first working for Price Waterhouse in New Jersey from 1954 to 1960. He then was employed as an assistant to the Vice President, Chairman’s Office by the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem, from 1960 to 1984.

Survivors: Wife; daughters Christine (Eves), wife of Daniel Costello, Tampa, FL, Billie Jean (Smith), wife of Douglas Antes, Easton, PA, Suzanne M. Smith, Springfield, PA; two stepsons, Rudy and John Viloria, both of CA; sister, Dorothy (Smith) Dunkleberger, Danville; brother, Harold Smith, Phoenix, AZ. Other survivors include five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Memorial services and inurnment will be private at the convenience of the family. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.

DONALD H. KLINE

Donald H. “Donny” Kline, 75, of Longswamp Township, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 in his residence. He was the husband of Judith A. (Shetter) Kline. They were married April 22, 1978.

Born in Hereford Township, Berks County, he was a son of the late Herbert and Arlene (Drey) Kline.

Mr. Kline was a member of MorningStar Fellowship Church, Bechtelsville. He was employed as a mechanic and greens keeper by Brookside County Club, Macungie, for over 20 years, retiring in 2008. Prior to that, he was employed as a supervisor by the former Klein Foundry.

Mr. Kline was a former member of the Macungie V.F.W. Post 9624, Macungie. Donny was an avid golfer and race fan. He was a former race car driver, having raced in the Sportsman Division with his #73 car.

He raced at Evergreen Raceway Park, Mahoning Valley Speedway, the former Reading Fairgrounds Speedway, and the former Dorney Park Speedway, where he had his career win. Donny also was a member of the former Allentown Patriots Fast Pitch Softball Team, where he played third base. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors: Wife; daughters, Debra J. (Kline), wife of Scott M. Buck, Mertztown, Sheila A. (Kline), wife of Darrel R. Herman, Allentown, Tina R. (Cagle), wife of Timothy P. Breiner, Lehighton; sisters, Elaine (Kline) Kennedy, Macungie, Verna (Kline) Moser, Janet (Kline) Kurtz, both of Florida, Bonnie (Kline) Le, Emmaus; brothers, Harold Kline and Gary Kline, both of Macungie; seven grandchildren, Jeremy D. Krauss, Kelly A. Robidas, Allison M. Botti, Tyler J. Stump, Brad D. Herman, Tabitha L. Keselica, Breeana I. Howard; and nine great grandchildren, Ethan A. Caines, Alyssa L. Krauss, Anthony M. Stump, Nathan P. Keselica, Kylie N. Krauss, Alexis L. Lantz, Rylee L. Keselica, Owen T. Robidas, Elliana F. Herman. He was predeceased by a brother, Raymond Kline.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. from MorningStar Fellowship Church, 100 Limekiln Road, Bechtelsville, with Pastor Steven R. DeFrain officiating. Interment will follow in Huff’s Church Union Cemetery, Alburtis. Relatives and friends may call Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the church.

The family requests contributions be made to MorningStar Fellowship Church, 100 Limekiln Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505 or online at www. mstar.org/main/give. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.

DOROTHY W. SCHNABEL

Dorothy W. Schnabel, 90, of Kutztown, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of late Henry M. and Beatrice M. (Cummings) Schnabel.

Miss Schnabel was a member of Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Kutztown.

Miss Schnabel was employed in the housekeeping department by Kutztown Manor, Inc., for several years. Prior to that, she worked for the former Great American Knitting Mills, Bally; as an embosser for the former General Seating and Sash Co., Topton, for five years; and as a weaver for the former Rayflex Manufacturing Co., Red Hill, for 26 years.

Miss Schnabel was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan, and enjoyed word search puzzles.

Survivors: sister Florence L., widow of Charles P. Moser, Kutztown; brother, John T., widower of Loretta M. (Jones) Schnabel, Red Hill; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Mary R. (Schnabel) Walter in 2013, Hilda M. Schnabel in 2006, and a brother, Henry J. Schnabel in 2010.

Graveside services and inurnment will be held Friday, June 20, at 11 a.m. in Most Blessed Sacrament Church Cemetery, 610 Pine Street, Bally, with Reverend Monsignor Walter T. Scheaffer officiating. There is no viewing.

The family requests that contributions be made to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 14833 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.

CHAD A. LEWIS

Chad A. Lewis, 39, of Greenwich Township, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Longswamp Township.

Born in Reading, he was a son of Randy L., husband of Gloria J. (Weller) Lewis of Kutztown, and Patricia A. (Moyer) Lewis, Lyon Station.

He was a 1993 graduate of Kutztown Area High School.

Chad was employed as a materials handler by Orefield Cold Storage and Distribution Center, Inc., Orefield., for one years. Prior to that, he was employed as a materials handler by Advance Auto Parts, New Smithville, for three years. He was an avid reader, fisherman, and enjoyed the outdoors.

Survivors: Parents; daughters, Kayla J. Readinger, Mohnton, Tyerney A. Lewis, Kutztown; son, Bane A. Lewis, Kutztown. Other survivors include a sister, Nicole A. Lewis, Takoma, WA; brothers, Nathan A., husband of Danielle Lewis, Kutztown, and Casey A., husband of Kyra Lewis, Anchorage, AK; maternal grandfather, Ernest, husband of Claire Moyer, Leesport. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Chad was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Maxine (Ferguson) Moyer; and his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Yvonne (Iles) Lewis.

Memories of Chad will be shared Sunday, June 22, at 3 p.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown. Inurnment will be private. Relatives and friends may call Sunday afternoon from 1 to 2:45 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Caron Foundation, P.O. Box 150, Wernersville, PA 19565, or online at www.caron.org/make-a-gift, or Brain Injury Association of PA, 950 Walnut Bottom Road, Suite 15-229, Carlisle, PA 17015, or online at www.biapa.org. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.

PAUL GANGAWERE

Paul Gangawere, 94, formerly of Longswamp Township, died Friday, June 13, 2014, in The Lutheran Home at Topton. He was the widower of Ellen V. (Sunday) Gangawere, who died February 22, 2004. Born in Maxatawny Township, he was a son of the late Arthur and Verna (Rothermel) Gangawere. Mr. Gangawere was a member of Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, Dryville, where he served as secretary of their Sunday school for several years. He was a self employed dairy farmer for 30 years, retiring in 1980. Survivors: Daughters, Doris J. (Gangawere), wife of Gary S. Williams, Mertztown, Jane L. (Gangawere), wife of Arlan C. Krick, Lenhartsville; son, Richard A., widower of Julie K. (Angstadt) Gangawere, Mertztown.

There are also seven grandchildren, Kurt G. Williams, Kelly J. (Williams) Harpel, Lynn A. Krick, Lisa J. (Krick) Rice, Todd A. Krick, Crystal K. (Gangawere) Flamisch and Andrew P. Gangawere. There are also eleven great grandchildren, Jamie, Klint, Emily, Alex, Morgan, Megan, Wesley, Brody, Hunter, Hannah and Courtney. He was predeceased by a step-sister, Ruth M. DeLong in 2008.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. from Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, 16 Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood (Dryville), with Reverend Cheryl F. Meinschein officiating. Interment will follow in Hope Cemetery, Dryville. Relatives and friends may call Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the church. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.

NANCY L. LEA

Nancy L. Lea, 77, of Red Hill, Montgomery County, formerly of Billings, Montana, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 in her residence.

Born in Pottstown, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Grace (Sands) Thomas.

Nancy was a graduate of Pottstown High School. She was employed as a server by 4B’s Restaurant in Billings, Montana for many years. She also worked at a retail business.

Survivors: Daughters, Tina Saraceni, Kutztown, Alicia A. (Saraceni) Paulaski, Red Hill, with whom she resided; sons, Scott, husband of Helena Saraceni, Billings, MT, Tyrone Lea, Macungie, Jason Lea, Billings, MT; sisters, Sheila Thomas, Royersford, Anita Thomas, Pottstown, Patty (Thomas) Levengood, Oley; brothers, Dennis Thomas, Barry Thomas, and Jimmy Thomas, all of Pottstown. There is also eight grandchildren,

Kristy Olinger, Tiffany Anderson, Alex Zaldivar, Kyra Lea, Neil Saraceni, Nevin Saraceni, Nolan Saraceni, Nicki Saraceni; and four great grandchildren, Brianna and Neiko Zaldivar, and Eva and Luke Anderson.

Memories of Nancy will be shared Monday, June 23, at 3 p.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 25 East Weis Street, Topton. Relatives and friends may call Monday afternoon from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Inurnment will take place on Wednesday, June 25, at 10 a.m. in Huff’s Church Union Cemetery, 540 Conrad Road, Alburtis. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.