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December 31, 2020

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January 21, 2020

            Gerald Arthur Zimmerman, 82, of Green Lane died on January 19, 2020. He

was the husband of the late Norma Jean (Cox) Zimmerman. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Russell and Iva (Koehler) Zimmerman.

            Gerald served our country honorably in the Army. He then went to work for the former Penn Elastic Company in North Wales for over 20 years. Gerald retired from Brown Printing in 1997 with over 10 years of service.

            Gerald was a very artistic and fun-loving person. He enjoyed making Halloween costumes for his children, taking the family on yearly vacations, including many trips to Happy Acres Campground. He was an avid hunter and went deep sea fishing. Later in life, he joined a bowling league in Allentown, and spent time woodworking, walking his dog, and birdwatching.

            Gerald is survived by his children: Thomas Miner of Fort Ann, NY, Michael Miner of Green Lane and formerly of Burlington, VT; Renee, wife of Edward Smith, of Delran, NJ; and Heather, wife of ...



January 20, 2020

            Martine Mae (Simon) Gehman, age 83, of Harleysville, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.  She was the beloved wife of the late Clifford L. Gehman, who passed away March 2012, and with whom she shared over 55 years of marriage.

            Born November 8, 1936, in Marlborough, PA, she was a daughter of the late Arthur D. and Stella (Breyer) Simon.

            Martine had been employed with many industries in the community throughout her life. They were known as the Coat, Pants, Shoe and Pill factories.  Just before retiring Martine served as a healthcare aide for Rockhill and Souderton Homes. 

            She found enjoyment in sewing, cross stitching, knitting and putting together puzzles and spending time with her loving dog, Mandy.

            She is survived by her children Kevin D. Gehman, Karen G. William and her husband Tim, Robin L. Schmeck and her husband Byron, Roxann Schlossman, C. Steve Gehman, Cindy Detweiler and her husband James; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Margie Simon and nephew Ricky Simon.

            In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by ...



January 20, 2020

            Melvin L. Christman, 71, of Red Hill, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest.

            Born on April 28, 1948 in Sellersville, he was the son of the late Quillmer and Katie (Nace) Christman.

            He was a graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School and worked for PennDOT for many years.

            Melvin enjoyed hunting in his younger years and was known for his coin and stuffed animal collections.

            Surviving are his sister, Patsy A. Santora and husband, Mark; brother, Claude Christman and his wife, Marlene; half-sister, Mary Young and husband, Joseph; and half-brothers, Duane Christman and wife, Nancy, Ron Chrisman and wife, Anita and Jim Christman and wife, Jackie.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister, Kathryn Reers and a brother, Quillmer Christman.

            Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Services entrusted to Mann-Slonaker, Funeral Home, 222 Washington Street, East Greenville, PA. 

            Offer sympathy to the family at www.mannslonakerfuneralhome.com.

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January 17, 2020

            Jack E. Schantz, 73, of Perkiomenville, beloved husband of Fern J. (Walter) Schantz, passed away in the morning of Tuesday January 14, 2020 in the Grandview Hospital.

            Born in Norristown he was a son of the late Joyce Mae (Green) and Alvin Lee Schantz.

            He was employed as a truck driver and dispatcher for Nyce Crete Company of Lansdale for 43 years until his retirement.

            Jack was a past member of the Teamsters 384. He was a past coach and president of the Central Perk Baseball League for over 8 years and a past scout leader for Cub Scout Pack 105 of Schwenksville and a past coach for Lower providence Warrior football.

            He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Green Lane, PA.

            In addition to his wife Fern of 53 years, Jack is survived by his children:  Jack W., husband of Lola R. Schantz, of Collegeville and Justine M., wife of Ralph D. Quinn, Jr., of Pennsburg.   Siblings include David Schantz of Palm, Clayton Minear of Schwenksville, and Robin Poulos of Perkiomenville. He is also survived by five grandchildren:  Marisa, Meagan, Lynsey, Austin and Tyler.

            Funeral Services will be held at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd in the Limerick Garden of Memories on Sunday January 26, 2020 at 2 p.m.  Family and friends may call at the Chapel on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m.

            Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

            Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com.

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