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OBITUARIES

32 The Morning Call | Sunday, January 10, 2021 Obituaries Placeanad.mcall.com/obituaries Obits@mcall.com The Morning Call extends condolence­s to the families and loved ones of those who have passed. 610-820-6565 Roma F. E. (Eberhardt) Haas Leonard P. "Jake" Ludwig Eleanor R. (Miholics) Huston Roma F. E. Haas, 94 years, formerly of the Fullerton section of Whitehall, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Legend of Allentown, Macungie with her sister Sarae at her side. Born in Egypt, Whitehall Township, she was a daughter of the late Theodore F. and Florence (Crouthamel) Eberhardt. Roma, beloved wife of the late Robert P. Haas, assisted in running their business, the Robert P. Hass Funeral Home in Fullerton for more than 50 years. Previously she had worked as a secretary for the Giant Portland Cement Company. She was a past President of the Municipal Opera Co. Assoc.as well as their Youth Theatre, where she danced in their production­s. Roma was a charter member and past President of the Whitehall Exchangett­es and past President of the Lehigh Valley Music Theatre. For many years she served on the Board for the Whitehall Woman's Club. Roma was also an Honorary member of the Fullerton Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fullerton in Whitehall, where she was a deaconess and the choir mother for the Cherub choir. Survivors: Sister, Sarae Quinn and husband Joseph of Macungie. She was predecease­d by sisters, Adeline Kohler and her husband Paul, Eleanor Stahley and her husband Kenneth, Loretta Kupsky and her husband William and brothers, Ferdinand and his wife Olga, Theodore and his wife Emma, a niece, Tammy Grim, and a nephew, Errol Eberhardt. Services will be private at Roma's request. Arrangemen­ts by Keller Funeral Homes, Inc., Fogelsvill­e. Online condolence­s may be offered to the family at www. KellerFune­ralHomes.com. In lieu of flowers, contributi­ons can be made to Dream Come True, c/o the funeral home, PO Box 52, Fogelsvill­e, 18051. “Jake” Ludwig, 80, of Northampto­n died Tuesday, January 5 2021 peacefully in his home. He was born in Northampto­n to the late Paul Snyder and Helen Rapp (Krock) Ludwig. He was married to Maryann (Kuyan) for 46 years until her death in December of 2015. “Jake” served in the Navy aboard the USS Merrick in the early 1960's, he attended the US Naval Officer Candidate School and received the Vietnam Service Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expedition­ary Medal. He graduated from Colorado State University, where he often told stories about the mountains and the “Wild West” as well as the long drive to and from home back when highways were not the way they are today. J ake worked many years (40) as an Insurance Claims adjuster retiring from State Auto Insurance at age 60 after realizing he would need to deal with computers. J ake had a great sense of humor and was truly a self-made man, his infectious laugh, his animated jokes and stories along with his knack for being the life of the party generated a long list of lifelong friends and family. He loved his hockey and was a season ticket holder since the Phantoms came to town – this got him through the long winter months. He loved his hunting and fishing, but more importantl­y the camaraderi­e that came along with these trips. His Sunday drives often took him to new restaurant­s, where he would always meet new friends, his meal was once paid for by a couple who left before he could thank them. He went back the next 3 weeks looking for them to repay for their favor – that was him. J ake was a member of the Bath Legion, Tri-Boro Sportsmans Club and Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club for many years – he enjoyed his daily walks at Tri-Boro (with his Weimaraner Soho) and seeing his many friends there. Survivors: sister-in-law Sandy Kuyan and her partner Freeman and numerous cousins in the Ludwig, Bonshak and Fritchey families. Services: 10:30 AM, Tuesday January 19, at Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 W. Highland St., Allentown with calling hour from 9:30-10:30 AM. Memorial contributi­ons can be made to the American Heart Associatio­n, American Diabetes Associatio­n or the charity of your choice care of the Trexler Funeral Home. www.trexlerfun­eralhome.com Eleanor R. Huston, 88, of Bethlehem, died Friday, January 8, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Bethlehem she was the daughter of the late Rose (Temlin) and Louis Miholics. She was married to Kay “Casey” B. Huston for 50 years until his death on November 27, 2006. Eleanor graduated from Penn State University with a degree in home economics. When she got married she dedicated herself to caring for her family. I n her free time Eleanor enjoyed working with needle point. Eleanor will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Mark Huston and Craig Huston(Susan), daughter, Donna Farley(Tom), and grandchild­ren Christophe­r(Krisee), Kimberly(Jerel), Jessica(Alex), and Maureen(Julian), 3 great grandchild­ren, Maddie, Alice and Kylie, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Christophe­r Palenchar. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 from 12-1 PM followed by a service at 1 PM. Burial will be at Fountain Hill Cemetery. Due to the pandemic numbers will be limited in the viewing room and masks will be required. Memorial contributi­ons may be made in Eleanor's name to Animals in Distress, P.O. Box 609, Coopersbur­g, PA 18036. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Anne Marie Keinert 86 years of Stiles, Whitehall Twp, passed away peacefully on Thursday January 7, 2021 at her daughter's home in Bethlehem, surrounded by her loving family. The wife of William R. Keinert for 58 years until his passing in 2016, she was one of four children born in Laufen, Germany to the late Julius and Elizabeth (Loffelman) Puffer. Anne Marie was a member of St. John's Evangelica­l Lutheran Church, Whitehall. She was a talented seamstress and a wonderful cook. She loved traveling and politics. She worked for 20 years in the family business, Tasty Pastr y, which she was very proud of. She was the loving mother of three children, daughters Christine Beck and husband Alan of Bethlehem, and Caroline Sickonic of Whitehall. She was predecease­d by her son, William R. Keinert Jr. of Coplay. She also had six grandchild­ren and two great-grandchild­ren. Services and interment will be private. Memorial contributi­ons honoring Anne Marie may be presented to St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church 835 Third Street, Whitehall, PA 18052 The Gilbert Funeral Home of Whitehall is honored to handle her arrangemen­ts Betty Ruth (Fegley) Hilbert Betty R. Hilbert, 94, of Allentown, passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth D. Hilbert, who passed in 1989 after 41 years of marriage. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Roland Fegley and Ruth (McNuldy) Mohr. She was a graduate of Allentown H. S. and worked many years in the Allentown S.D. as a cafeteria manager before retiring. Most important to her was her family and Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, where she was very active. She is survived by her daughters, Melody Scheffler (Gary), Barbara Hamilton (Douglas), Jean Blaukovitc­h (the late James), all of Allentown; brother, Stanford Mohr of Maryland; 7 grandchild­ren; 16 great grandchild­ren and 3 great great grandsons. Services: Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday evening from 6-8:00p.m. from the JAMES FUNERAL HOME, 527 Center St., Bethlehem and on Friday morning from 10-10:30a.m., followed by a funeral service all at Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 535 W. Emaus Ave., Allentown, PA 18109. Burial - Highland Memorial Park. More info at www.jamesfuner­alhome.org. In lieu of flowers, contributi­ons to the Church would be appreciate­d. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits LaMar J. Madtes LaMar J. Madtes, 82 years, of New Tripoli, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Old Forge, NY. He was the husband of Gloria (Bleiler) Madtes for 39 years last July. Born in Lynn Twp, he was the son of the late Clayton H. and M. Evelyn (Snyder) Madtes. He was a mechanic in the Engineerin­g Developmen­t and Test Center at Mack Trucks for 30 years. LaMar was a member of Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church. He was also a member of the Ontelaunee Car club and enjoyed restoring and collecting cars. LaMar was also an avid snowmobile­r. Survivors: Wife, Gloria, sons, Jeff Madtes (Rhonda) of Old Forge, NY and Kevin Madtes (Mia) of Schnecksvi­lle; stepdaught­er, Mary K. Adams (Jason) of San Antonio, TX, brother, Willard E. Madtes of Tennessee, sister, Marian H. Johnson of Orefield, grandchild­ren, Skyler, Ryan, and Henry Madtes, and Lilly and Nathan Adams; nieces and nephews. He was predecease­d by brothers Paul and Carl. Services: A Viewing will take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 13 at Keller Funeral Home, 1018 Church St, Fogelsvill­e. 11:30 AM Graveside Service at Bethany United Methodist Cemetery, Wescosvill­e. Please note state guidelines will be followed limiting the number of people allowed inside the building. Face masks will be required. Online condolence­s may be offered to the family at www.KellerFune­ralHomes.com. In lieu of flowers, Lehigh Valley Hospice, c/o the Funeral Home, PO Box 52, Fogelsvill­e, 18051. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Larry A. Levan, Sr. Larr y Allen Levan, Sr., 65, of Ormrod, lost his battle with COVID Jan. 6, 2021. TIMOTHY K. HOLSCHWAND­ER Larry was the beloved husband of Joette Shellhamme­r Levan for 46 years. He was the son of Bernadine Longenberg­er Levan and the late Earl A. Levan. Brother to Brian K. LeVan, and wife Brenda, of Lehighton. He was a wonderful father to daughter, Julie Levan Lentz and husband, William A. Lentz of Branchdale; daughter, Jill M. Levan of Coopersbur­g; and Larry A. Levan, Jr. of Ormrod. Larry's pride and joy was his grandson, Dominick. Most of his career was as a sheetmetal worker with Dual Temp. Timothy K. Holschwand­er, 79, formerly of Center Valley, died Friday, January 8, 2021 at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. He is the husband of the late Hildegard (Reissner) Holschwand­er. Timothy was born in Coopersbur­g on September 9, 1941 to the late Kenneth and Lillian (Hartman) Holschwand­er. He served our country faithfully in the US Army during Peacetime. Timothy was an assemblyma­n at Mack Truck, Allentown for over 30 years until his retirement. He was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, Center Valley and the Grundsow Lodge. Timothy loved the outdoors, working in the flower beds, gardening, & working on cars. SURVIVORS: Loving Children: Susan (LeRoy F.) Schoenly of Macungie, David (Candy Y.) Holschwand­er of Coopersbur­g; sister: Susan Walter of Center Valley; grandchild­ren: Damian, Dalton, Dylan. SERVICE: Family and friends are invited to call 10-11 a.m. Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Heintzelma­n Funeral Home, Inc. 326 Main Street – Hellertown followed by the service at 11 a.m. The interment will conclude services at St. Paul's Blue Church Cemetery, Upper Saucon Twp. Military Honors will be accorded by the Edward H. Ackerman Post 397, Hellertown. Online expression­s of sympathy can be recorded at: www. heintzelma­ncares.com. CONTRIBUTI­ONS: I n lieu of flowers, memorials to the Faith UCC, 5992 PA-378, Center Valley, PA 18034. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits A celebratio­n of life will be held in the spring when we can gather outside. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for a tree of life that will be planted at the celebratio­n. Please sign Guest Book on www.themorning­call.com/obits Stories live on. Tell theirs. Stories live on. Tell theirs. Share your loved one’s story. 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