Nov. 17, 2014 Gerald E. Buehler, 83, of Hazleton passed away Monday morning surrounded by his loving family.
Born April 1, 1931, in Hazleton, he was the son of the late George and Edna (Waldron) Buehler. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Alice, in 2007, and several brothers and sisters.
He was a veteran of U.S. Navy and Air Force service, where he was an airman first class. He attended West Hazleton Trinity Lutheran Church. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the former Wagner Electric, Weatherly, as a machinist. His favorite hobby was building and flying model airplanes with the Tuscarora R/C Flying Club. He was a fan of the Hazleton Area High School basketball team, a past president of the Hazleton Area High School Basketball Booster Club and he was very active in organizing bus trips for the local basketball games. He also loved to travel with his family.
Surviving are his daughters, Cheryl Marshall and her significant other, Stephen Brindamour, Drums; Jacquline A. Ferrera, Hazleton; and Lisa DeAngelo and her husband, Paul, Hazleton. He is also survivied by his grandchildren, Kelly Marshall Hludzinski, Justin Marshall, Tara and Eric Tomaro, and Jarrod and Paul DeAngelo Jr.; his great-grandchildren, Katie, Ashley, Deon, Giovanni and Alice Estelle; his sister, Melva Neifert, Harrisburg; his sons-in-law, Dennis Marshall and Allan Ferrera; several nieces and nephews; as well as his longtime companion, Mei Dai Annie Schade, Hazleton; her sons, Calvin and Arthur Schade; and her grandchildren, Cody and Nadia.
July 6, 2014Allen R. Breiner Jr., 69, of Elm Avenue, Barnesville, formerly of Tamaqua, died Sunday in Allentown.Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Allen R. Breiner Sr., who died in 2008, and Evelyn A. Gerber Breiner, who died in 2004.
He was the husband of Nancy Mraz Smulligan Breiner, whom he married in April 2013. He was a 1964 graduate of Tamaqua High School.
Prior to retirement, he was a code enforcement officer and the borough electrician for Tamaqua.He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War from October 1965 to October 1969.Allen was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua. He was also a member of Tamaqua Wireless Association (W3ZRQ) since 1959, American Legion C.H. Berry Post 173, Tamaqua, Christopher Columbus Society, Schuylkill Amateur Repeater Association, Tuscarora Flying Club, East End Fire Company, South Ward Fire Company and Ryan Township Fire Company.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sally Smult-sky Breiner, who died in 2011.Surviving, in addition to his wife, Nancy, are daughters, Patty Breiner, Tamaqua, and Renee' Breiner, Bowmanstown; son, Thomas Breiner, Pottsville; 206 foster children; stepsons, John M. Smulligan, Barnesville, and Bruce J. Smulligan and his wife Tracy, Deer Lake; eight grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and sisters, Sylvia Seely and her husband, George, Ohio, and Linda Kunkel and her husband, George, Bear Creek.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zizelmann-Roche Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, officiated by the Rev. Virginia Goodwin. Interment will be in Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown. Calling hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, ACS Frackville Regional Hub, 101 W. Frack St., Frackville, PA 17931. Online guest registry: www.zrgfuneralhomes.com
Published in Republican & Herald on July 8, 2014