December 31, 2017
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April 25, 2017
Germaine J. (Koch) Stoudt, 86, of Red Hill, PA, passed away peacefully,
on Sunday April 23, 2017 at Lifequest Nursing Center, In Quakertown, PA. She was the widow of Walter S. Stoudt.
Born in Red Hill, she was the daughter of the late Clifford E. and Eva (Reiter) Koch.
Germaine was employed by the former Rosenau Brothers Inc. and later drove a school van for Levy Bus Company. She was a former member of Saint Paul's Lutheran Church of Red Hill. She later attended Perkiomenville Mennonite Church.
Germaine was passionate about her family, NASCAR Racing, and animals of ALL kinds.
Surviving are one daughter, Nancy L., wife of ...
April 24, 2017
Maria (Serrano) Aponte, 74, of Philadelphia passed away on
Thursday, April 20, 2017 in St. Lukes Hospital in Quakertown, PA.
She was the beloved wife of Rafael Aponte for more than 50 years.
Born in San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Placido and Dolores (Alverio) Serrano.
She was employed as a TC weld with Electro Nite Company for about 25 years prior to her retirement.
Mrs. Aponte was a hard working woman with a great sense of humor. She was an excellent cook. Her specialty dish was ...
April 21, 2017
Robert R. Kline, 74, of Mertztown, died, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Breyer) Kline, whom he married December 31, 1976.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Edward and Minnie (Dry) Kline. Mr. Kline was a member of Saint Peter's Union Church, Macungie. Robert first worked as a knitter at the former Royal Manufacturing, Alburtis, for over 30 years. He then worked 10 years in maintenance for Jacob Schmidt & Son, Harleysville.
Survivors: In addition to his wife, Barbara of 40 years, two daughters, Denise Kline, Allentown; and Jackie Kline, Easton; step children, Bonnie Galluppi, Sellersville; Donna (Galluppi) Rissmiller, Tampa, Fla.; and ...
April 20, 2017
Nancy H. (Bender) Swenk, 75, of Pennsburg, passed away Wednesday,
April 19, 2017 at Pennsburg Manor.
Born in Upper Hanover Township, she was a daughter to the late Leonard Bender and Alma (Werley) Levy.
She was a 1959 graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School and a member of New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ in East Greenville, PA.
She is survived by her children, Todd M. Swenk and wife, Amanda Jo of Green Lane, Jon R. Swenk and wife, Melissa of Bechtelsville, Jana R., wife of Donald Ellixson of Boyertown and Michael S. Swenk of Green Lane; eight grandchildren, Michaela, Asia, Macauley, Dylan, Tristan, Benjamin, Charlie and Piper; four brothers, Curtis Schellhamer and ...
April 20, 2017
Ian Macdonald, age 74, of Harleysville, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 16, 2017. He was a cherished soulmate of his wife Patricia, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.
Born September 2, 1942 in Leeds, England but whose heritage and heart was with Scotland. He was the youngest of three children of the late Alfred and Cissy Macdonald.
In 1958, at the young age of 16, Ian attended Leith Nautical College as a Cadet. His seamanship schooling continued with the British Merchant Navy achieving rank of Officer Cadet, traveling mostly to the Far East. In 1963, he married his beloved wife Pat. That same year he joined British Airways at Edinburgh Airport. In 1977, with two young children in tow, he and Pat immigrated to ...
April 18, 2017
William Robert Righter, 81, of Palm, passed away April 14, 2017.
He was the husband of the late Mildred (Galloway) and Catherine E. (Bondi) Righter.
"Bob" was a graduate of Pierce Business College and was employed as a civilian purchasing agent for several military contractors before retiring. He served honorably in the Army Reserves. Recently, Bob has attended Morning Star Fellowship in Bechtelsville.
He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an avid gardener, and especially enjoyed tending his roses. He was a woodworker and an excellent cook and baker, especially pies and cakes. He enjoyed ...
April 18, 2017
Ray M. Heffentrager, 91, husband of the late Ruth M. (Myers)
Heffentrager, of Milford Township, Bucks County, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Pennsburg Manor.
Born in Quakertown, he was a son of the late Frederick O. and Ellen R. (Miller) Heffentrager.
He was the owner of Ray Heffentrager Inc. He also served as the Milford Township Supervisor from 1964 through 1969.
He was a longtime member of Trinity Great Swamp United Church of Christ in Spinnerstown where he served on Consistory and the Cemetery Association.
He was also a member of ...
April 17, 2017
Ronald B. Bergey, 66, husband of Lynn (Hallman) Bergey, of Green Lane,
passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Grand View Hospital.
Born in Sellersville, he was the son of the late Abraham and Mary (Kooker) Bergey.
He graduated from Boyertown High School in 1968. He was a butcher at Leidy's Inc. in Souderton for 27 years until his retirement.
Ronald was a member of the Green Lane Fire Company as well as the East Greenville Fire Company where he participated in a bowling league for 30 years.
He enjoyed camping, going to rodeos and vacationing at ...
April 17, 2017
John E. Youngbroder, 79, husband of Sandra L. (Hallman) Nees Youngbroder, of Red Hill, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 at his home.
He was employed at Hurst Performance Materials where he built rescue vehicles.
He enjoyed collecting antique cars and tractors.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Lisa M., wife of Brian Pedroli and Timothy Youngbroder.
At John's wish, there will be no services at this time. Cremation Services are entrusted to the Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington Street, East Greenville, PA 18041.
April 17, 2017
Betty (Detweiler) Gehman, 94, widow of John B. Gehman, of Barto,
passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest.
Born in Sellersville, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Eva (Derstine) Detweiler.
She was a co-owner, along with her husband, of Butter Valley Golf Course. She also had worked at the former Pillsbury plant in East Greenville as a custodian and test baker and was also a farm wife. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting and cross stitching.
Betty was a member of Bally Mennonite Church where she was active in the church's sewing circle. She was also a member of ...
April 14, 2017
Keith R. Ebert, 52, of Red Hill, passed away Wednesday, April 12,
2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in Quakertown. He was the loving husband of Bonnie L. (Keyser) Ebert, celebrating 10 years of marriage on January 17, 2017.
Born in Allentown, PA, he was the son of Ralph S. and Joan D. (Wimmer) Ebert of Northampton, PA.
Keith was a 1982 graduate of Northampton High School where he played football and a 1984 graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute. He was an Electronic Repair Technician for CBRE in Collegeville for five years and Visteon for 20+ years.
Keith was known as a history enthusiast, specifically ...