Jerome Dancheck77 years of age and Whitehall resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday February 24, 2018 in the Lehigh Valley Hospice, surrounded by his loving and dedicated family. The husband of Janet K. (Price) Dancheck for 52 years, he was born in Wilkes Barre to the late Michael and Josephine (Kozelsky) Dancheck. He proudly served his Country in the US Air Force, and continued his patriotism throughout his life. A 1957 graduate of GAR High School, he attained his degree from Lafayette College in 1974. Jerry was a Mechanical Engineer for Air Products and Chemicals retiring in 2000, He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially attending sporting events of his grandchildren. Surviving beside his wife; daughter Michelle Piatkiewicz and husband Jon of Fogelsville; son Mark Dancheck and wife Kim of Indiana; grandchildren Zachary, Rachel, Jeremy and Jenna; sister Patricia Williams of Virginia.
Kay B. Balliet, 93, formerly of Weisenberg Township, died March 8, 2018 in Alexandria Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late J Palmer Balliet. Kay was a homemaker. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late C. Century Ritter and the late Elizabeth (Stewart) Ritter. She was a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Trexlertown. Survivors: Daughters: Shannon L. Nagle of Allentown and Tweed E. Vanderhall of Allentown, Son: Scott P. Balliet and his wife Marybeth Johnson Balliet, 4 Grandchildren, 7 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Granddaughter.
Edmund A. Karpinski, 89, of Salisbury Township, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Above and Beyond at Mountainview, Allentown. Born in Sugarnotch, PA, he was the son of the late Anthony J. and Helen (Organek) Karpinski. Ed was the loving husband of Mary Rita (Schmitt) Karpinski with whom he would have shared 66 years of marriage in May of this year. He served his country honorably in the the Air Force during the Vietnam war. Ed was a weather forecaster for the National Weather Service at the former ABE Airport for 17 years retiring in 1985. Prior to that, he was a weather forecaster in the Air Force for 20 years from 1947-1967. Ed was a member of St. Paul's R.C. Church, Allentown as well as the L.V. Assembly #931 4th Degree, the International Order of Alhambra Valencia #138, the Howard L. Peter American Legion Post #576, and the former St. Paul's Knights of Columbus Council 10922. He was also an avid bowler. Ed was a member of the Clowns of America and was known as "Freckles the Klown". In this role, Freckles enjoyed organizing parties for children with special needs. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Mary Rita; Daughters, Mary Jo Warmkessel and husband Richard of Allentown, Theresa Madrara and husband Manny of Alburtis, Patricia Gralski and husband Stanley of Wescosville, Barbara Epstein and husband Thomas of Macungie; 6 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren. Ed was predeceased by two brothers,
Kenneth R. Moyer, 85, of Salisbury Twp., passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018 in his home, surrounded by his family. He and his wife, Doris B. (Diehl) Moyer, celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in December. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Llewellyn B. and Marian M. (Gross) Moyer. Ken served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving a purple heart. He was a carrier for United States Postal Service for 29 years, and he was a lifetime member of the Fireman's Association. Ken was well loved by his children, an image of generosity and forgiveness. He was also an accomplished carpenter and gardener, sharing the fruits of his labor with all. Survivors: his loving wife, Doris; daughters, Carol Valentino and her husband Vincent of Pottstown, Peggy Ann Herring of Allentown and Karen Buck and her husband Michael of Bethlehem; son, Richard Dorward and his wife Linda of Oxnard, CA; brother, Edward Moyer of Whitehall; sister, Elizabeth Moyer of Allentown; 7 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Ken was preceded in death by a brother Richard Moyer and a sister Dorothy Matthew. He was quietly admired by so many and will be sorely missed.
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