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2589. Helen Victoria REISS (Stella Victoria LEIDICH , Otto Mathias LEIDICH , Anna Maria SLOYER , William SLOYER , Johannes SCHLOYER , Johann Michael SCHLEIER , Johann Michael ) was born 1, 2 on 12 Dec 1932. She died 3, 4 on 28 Dec 2005 in Easton. Pennsylvania. Helen was baptized 5 on 24 Dec 1932.

Helen V. Clark
[FIFTH Edition]
Morning Call - Allentown, Pa.
Author: The Morning Call
Date: Dec 30, 2005
Start Page: B.9
Section: LOCAL
Text Word Count: 55
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This document is a paid announcement.
Helen V. Clark, 73, of Easton, died Dec. 28.
Survivors: Husband, Raymond; son, William H. Hank Jr.; daughter, Sharon Schaneberger; sister, Anna Decker; grandchildren. First husband, William H. Hank, died earlier.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Strunk Funeral Home Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Easton. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Contributions: Salvation Army
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Social Security Death Index <http://www.ancestry.com> about Helen V. Clark
Name: Helen V. Clark
SSN: 209-24-8396
Last Residence: 18042 Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Born: 12 Dec 1932
Died: 28 Dec 2005
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
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Helen married (1) William Henry HANK Sr.. William was born 1, 2 on 14 Jul 1925 in Easton, Pennsylvania. He died 3, 4 on 25 Mar 1989 in Easton, Pennsylvania.

WILLIAM H. HANK SR.
[FIFTH Edition]
Morning Call - Allentown, Pa.
Author: The Morning Call
Date: Mar 28, 1989
Start Page: B.07
Text Word Count: 152
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William H. Hank Sr., 63, of 601 Northampton St., Easton, died Sunday in Easton Hospital.
He last worked for Hester Window Cleaning, Phillipsburg, and previously for Easton Window Cleaning. He also worked for a sweet shop on Centre Square in Easton.
Born in Easton, he was a son of the late William A. and Annie Gertrude (Everitt) Hank.
On July 14, 1987, Mayor Sal Panto Jr. honored him by declaring William Hank Day in the city, for his pride and love of Easton and its residents.
Survivors: Son, William H. Jr. of Wilson; daughter, Sharon Shaneberger of Easton; brothers, Russell, Lloyd and Donald, all of Easton, Francis of Phillipsburg and Frederick of Nazareth; sisters, Grace Deemer, Annie Meuser, Mabel Leichliter and Shirley, all of Easton, and Sarah Horning and Ella Rossi, both of Phillipsburg, and four grandchildren.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Strunk Funeral Home, 2101 Northampton St., Wilson. Call 7-8:30 p.m. today.
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Social Security Death Index <http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693&enc=1> about William Hank
Name: William Hank
SSN: 179-20-0246
Born: 14 Jul 1925
Died: 25 Mar 1989
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before
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They had the following children:

+ 4025 F i Sharon HANK
+ 4026 M ii William Henry HANK Jr.

Helen married (2) Raymond CLARK.

2590. Nathaniel Adam REISS Jr. "Sonny" (Stella Victoria LEIDICH , Otto Mathias LEIDICH , Anna Maria SLOYER , William SLOYER , Johannes SCHLOYER , Johann Michael SCHLEIER , Johann Michael ) was born 1, 2 on 16 Jan 1938 in Easton. Pennsylvania. He died 3 on 29 Nov 2002 in Easton. Pennsylvania. Nathaniel was baptized 4 on 8 Feb 1938. He served in the military 5 in US Army. He was baptized 6 on 18 Feb 1938 in Parents home.

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NATHANIEL A. REISS JR. Morning Call; Allentown, Pa.; Dec 1, 2002; The Morning Call; Abstract: Survivors: Companion, Rosemarie Krasnai of Easton; sons, Nathaniel A.
Full Text:
Copyright Morning Call Dec 1, 2002
Nathaniel A. "Sonny" Reiss Jr., 64, of Forks Township, died Nov. 29 in Easton Hospital.
He worked for Andy's Excavating, Easton, for more than 20 years before retiring and also for Easton Taxi.
Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Nathaniel A. Sr. and Stella (Leidich) Reiss.
He was an Army veteran.
Survivors: Companion, Rosemarie Krasnai of Easton; sons, Nathaniel A. III of Bangor, Daniel A. of Tatamy, Matthew A. in North Carolina; daughter, Marie Wilson of Easton; stepsons, Harold Wisner of West Easton, Michael Wisner of Easton; stepdaughters, Nancy Homay of Forks Township, Terry VanHorn of Easton; brother, Stanford F. of Bethlehem; sisters, Anna I. Decker of Wilson, Helen V. Clark of Easton; 26 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a stepson, Robert Wisner.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Strunk Funeral Home, 2101 Northampton St., Wilson. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributions: To the family, c/o the funeral home.
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He had the following children:

  4027 M i Nathaniel A. REISS III
  4028 M ii Matthew A. REISS
  4029 M iii Daniel A. REISS
  4030 F iv Marie REISS

2592. Dolores Elizabeth LEIDICH (Merritt Clifford LEIDICH , Otto Mathias LEIDICH , Anna Maria SLOYER , William SLOYER , Johannes SCHLOYER , Johann Michael SCHLEIER , Johann Michael ) was born 1 on 10 Aug 1934 in Hellertown, Pennsylvania. She died 2 on 6 Feb 2002 in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania. She was buried 3 in Union Cemetery; Hellertown, Pennsylvania. Dolores was employed 4 as stenography dept., several years in Bethlehem Steel Corp.. She was baptized 5 on 15 Sep 1934. She retired 6 secretary, 10 years in Gutshall Chevrolet; Hellertown, PA. She was employed 7 as secretary, many years in Ward Oil Co..

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DOLORES L. WARD Morning Call; Allentown, Pa.; Feb 8, 2002; The Morning Call; Abstract: She was a secretary for the former Gutshall Chevrolet, Hellertown, for 10 years before retiring. Previously, she was a secretary for the former Ward Oil Company, Hellertown, for many years and in the stenography department of Bethlehem Steel Corp. for several years.
Dolores L. Ward, 67, of 1428 New Jersey Ave., Hellertown, died Feb. 6 in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of Mercer A. Ward. They were married for 47 years in October.
She was a secretary for the former Gutshall Chevrolet, Hellertown, for 10 years before retiring. Previously, she was a secretary for the former Ward Oil Company, Hellertown, for many years and in the stenography department of Bethlehem Steel Corp. for several years.
Born in Hellertown, she was a daughter of the late Merritt C. Sr. and Anna (Durish) Leidich.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Hellertown.
She was a past president of the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Jaycees wives.
Survivors: Husband; daughter, Patricia E. at home; brother, Merritt C. Jr. of Bethlehem.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the church. Arrangements, Heintzelman Funeral Home, Hellertown.
Contributions: To the church.
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Dolores married Mercer A. WARD "Grump".

They had the following children:

  4031 F i Patricia E. WARD

2598. Dennis A. STOUT (Anna Violet LEIDICH , Otto Mathias LEIDICH , Anna Maria SLOYER , William SLOYER , Johannes SCHLOYER , Johann Michael SCHLEIER , Johann Michael ) was born 1, 2 on 7 Jan 1946 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He died 3, 4 on 26 Apr 2008 in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania. He was buried 5 on 30 Apr 2008 in Union Cemetery; Hellertown, Pennsylvania. Dennis retired 6 sanitation department, 31 years in Borough of Hellertown. He was baptized 7 on 22 Jan 1946.

Dennis A. Stout
Morning Call - Allentown, Pa.
Author: Anonymous
Date: Apr 28, 2008
Start Page: B.6
Section: LOCAL
Text Word Count: 202
Document Text
This document is a paid announcement.
Dennis A. Stout, 62, of Bethlehem, died Saturday, April 26, 2008 in St. Lukes Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of the late Jacilyn A. (Young) Stout. Born in Bethlehem on January 7, 1946, he was the son of the late Franklin C. Stout Sr. and Anna V. (Leidich) Stout. Dennis worked for the sanitation department for the Borough of Hellertown for 31 years until his retirement.
Survivors: Daughters, Robin L. Stout and her fiance, Jerrick Abrantes, of Allentown, Christine M., wife of Mark Moyer, of Bethlehem; brothers, Leon and Norman, and sisters, Ada E.M., wife of Paul Krug and Sharon A., wife of Clifford Dwinal, all of Hellertown; grandchildren, Mark Moyer Jr., Justin Moyer, Emily Stout, Angelica Abrantes.
Services: Family and friends are invited to call 9-10 a.m. Wednesday in the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 326 Main Street, Hellertown, followed by the service at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The interment will conclude services in Union Cemetery, Hellertown. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at: www.heintzelmanfh.com.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family care of the funeral home, 18055.
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Credit: The Morning Call
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Social Security Death Index <http://www.ancestry.com> about Dennis A. Stout
Name: Dennis A. Stout
SSN: 211-34-6772
Last Residence: 18015 Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Born: 7 Jan 1946
Died: 26 Apr 2008
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (1961-1962)
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Dennis married Jacilyn A. YOUNG daughter of John A. YOUNG and Harriet GROSS. Jacilyn was born 1 about 1951 in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania. She died 2 on 15 Feb 1999 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Jacilyn was employed 3 as 3 years in Dora Lee dress.

JACILYN A. STOUT
[FIFTH Edition]
Morning Call - Allentown, Pa.
Author: The Morning Call
Date: Feb 16, 1999
Start Page: B.06
Section: LOCAL/REGION
Text Word Count: 116
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Jacilyn A. (Young) Stout, 47, of 619 Sioux St., Bethlehem, died Monday, Feb. 15, in her home. She was the wife of Dennis A. Stout. They were married for 25 years last February.
She worked for the former Dora Lee Dress, Hellertown, for three years.
Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late John A. Young and Harriet (Gross) Mease.
Survivors: Husband; daughters, Robin L. Morison and Christine M., wife of Mark Moyer, both at home; brother, Jon C. Young of Springtown; maternal grandmother, Hazel Gross of Phillipsburg, and a grandson.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Contributions: Stout family, c/o the funeral home.
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They had the following children:

+ 4032 F i Robin L. STOUT
+ 4033 F ii Christine M. STOUT

2603. Given Robert SWARTZ (Perma Dorthea LEIDICH , Robert William LEIDICH , Anna Maria SLOYER , William SLOYER , Johannes SCHLOYER , Johann Michael SCHLEIER , Johann Michael )

He had the following children:

  4034 M i Given Robert SWARTZ Jr.
        Given married 1 Kay Louise FRANKENFIELD daughter of Ellsworth FRANKENFIELD and Ethel L. FLUCK. Kay was born 2 in 1952. She died 3 on 24 Nov 2001. She was buried 4 in Union Cemetery; Hellertown, Pennsylvania.

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Kay L. Swartz Morning Call; Allentown, Pa.; Nov 25, 2001; The Morning Call; Abstract: Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Ellsworth Frankenfield of Bethlehem and the late Ethel M. (Fluck) Frankenfield.
Kay L. Swartz, 49, of 1020 S. Hall St., Allentown, died Saturday, Nov. 24, in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was the wife of Given R. Swartz Jr. They were married for 17 years last April.
She was secretarial supervisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Nazareth, since 1993.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Ellsworth Frankenfield of Bethlehem and the late Ethel M. (Fluck) Frankenfield.
She was a Lutheran.
Survivors: Husband; father; daughters, Kelly E. Koehler and Heather M. Leidich, both of Allentown; two grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Monday.
Contributions: VIA of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem.
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2604. Wayne D. SWARTZ (Perma Dorthea LEIDICH , Robert William LEIDICH , Anna Maria SLOYER , William SLOYER , Johannes SCHLOYER , Johann Michael SCHLEIER , Johann Michael ) was born 1, 2 on 6 Jan 1945 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He died 3, 4 on 22 Jul 2006 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He was buried 5 in Maple Hill Cemetery; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Wayne was employed 6 as service technician in Roto-Rooter.

Wayne D. Swartz Sr.
[FIFTH Edition]
Morning Call - Allentown, Pa.
Author: The Morning Call
Date: Jul 24, 2006
Start Page: B.6
Section: LOCAL
Text Word Count: 133
Document Text
This document is a paid announcement.
Wayne D. Swartz Sr., 61, of Pringle, Pa., passed away July 22, 2006, at Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) General Hospital. He was married to Beverly (Miles) Swartz for 34 years. Born in Allentown, Pa., on January 16, 1945, he was the son of the late Earl and Pruma (Leizich) Swartz. He was a service technician for Roto-Rooter, Clarks Summit. He was in the civil air patrol.
Survivors: Wife; children, Wayne D. Jr., Diane Grigas, Thomas, Rebecca, Richard, Kimberly, Clydeine; 20 grandchildren; siblings, Gibbon, Earl, William, Edward, David, Judy, Leanne, Rebecca.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Edwards and Russin Funeral Home, 717 Main St., Edwardsville, with Rev. Patrick W. Poole officiating.
Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.
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Social Security Death Index <http://www.ancestry.com> about Wayne D. Swartz
Name: Wayne D. Swartz
SSN: 211-34-6744
Last Residence: 18704 Kingston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
Born: 16 Jan 1945
Died: 22 Jul 2006
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (1961-1962)
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Wayne married Beverly MILES.

They had the following children:

  4035 M i Wayne D. SWARTZ Jr.
  4036 F ii Diane SWARTZ
  4037 M iii Thomas SWARTZ
  4038 F iv Rebecca SWARTZ
  4039 M v Richard SWARTZ
  4040 F vi Kimberly SWARTZ
  4041 vii Clydeine SWARTZ

2606. Leanna SWARTZ (Perma Dorthea LEIDICH , Robert William LEIDICH , Anna Maria SLOYER , William SLOYER , Johannes SCHLOYER , Johann Michael SCHLEIER , Johann Michael )

Leanna married 1 David M. WALTERICK. David was born 2, 3 on 10 Apr 1961 in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. He died 4, 5 on 15 Jul 2008 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was buried 6 on 21 Jul 2008 in Greenwood Cemetery; Allentown, Pennsylvania. David was employed 7 as truck driver.

~Morning Call - Allentown, Pa.
Author: Arlene Mart!nez; Brian Callaway
Date: Jul 17, 2008
Start Page: A.1
Section: National
Text Word Count: 955
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As boarded-up windows became common and graffiti grew on the sides of neglected buildings, David and LeAnna Walterick discussed moving from their Allentown home.
Instead, they dug their roots in deeper, turning their Pine Street dwelling into a showcase -- hardwood floors complementing a designer kitchen accented in red -- and inviting neighbors to share in the life they'd created in one of center city's troubled precincts.
Now LeAnna Walterick won't leave, even though her husband was shot to death early Tuesday in his kitchen during what the family believes was a botched robbery.
"This is where I have to stay because my David's here," she said Wednesday. "Eventually, I'm going to leave, but right now I can't. I've got to work on putting...him to rest, and I have to stay here with him."
As she spoke, LeAnna sat in the chair where she was sitting when her husband died, trying to make sense of the crime as friends and family members filled the room -- cleaned by neighbors after police left.
And she recounted the shooting.
After his alarm clock went off at 2 a.m., David and Leanna sat in the kitchen drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes, as they always did.
The quiet morning turned suddenly ugly when, at 3:02 a.m., two hooded men yanked off the screen door and demanded money.
"One man pointed his gun at me," LeAnna said. "David tackled him, he thought he was going to shoot me so he pushed me and [the gun] went pop, and David went down. He was already dead. I knew.
"I kept screaming for help."
David, 47, was pronounced dead at 4:48 a.m., according to the Lehigh County coroner's office. Police said they have no suspects.
It was LeAnna who wanted most to leave the 900 block of Pine Street. David, who'd done extensive renovations on the home, was less eager to go.
"David has so much money invested in this place," she said. "And I guess he figured nobody would ever harm us."
He had carved quite a niche for himself with his neighbors, too, leading his brother Robert to call him the "backbone of the whole neighborhood."
David would give rides in his prized Dodge Ram to neighbors on the block, or even lend them the truck, LeAnna said. He built a handicap ramp for his son-in-law, who was partially paralyzed after a rooftop fall.
David, who drove a garbage truck for Raritan Valley Disposal, was known for helping neighbors with work around their homes and clearing their narrow street with his snowblower after winter storms.
He and LeAnna opened their pool to neighborhood children.
His mom, Elizabeth Tanghe, called him her "superboy."
"He was a lovable person," Tanghe said. "He cared for life. He loved life."
One of four brothers, David was raised in Philadelphia by an uncle. He met LeAnna while visiting his mother, who lived in Allentown.
The women had become friends as members of a local CB radio club. LeAnna was at Tanghe's Fifth Street house one day when David showed up.
He didn't get up the nerve to talk to her until his next visit, but LeAnna knew right away she was interested.
"I thought to myself, "He is so good-looking -- I've got to have him,"' she said.
They married on April 23, 1983. LeAnna already had three children, but David instantly accepted them as his own. They later had a fourth child.
"He took me right under his wing," said Tonia Fatzinger, 32, who was 5 when the couple met. "He was always carrying me on his shoulder."
As the Waltericks grieved, several neighbors came to pay their respects or simply stare at the makeshift memorial of candles, photos and messages outside the family's home.
Some of them complained that the city hasn't done enough to fight crime in the neighborhood, saying more patrols are needed.
"They've got to do something," said Robert Walterick, David's brother, who lives there, too. "This is -- it's senseless."
Allentown Police Chief Roger MacLean denied the city is ignoring that area. "We have police all over the city, and we have them in that area, too," he said. "We put as many cops as we physically can out."
MacLean offered to meet with residents to hear their concerns.
"Whoever did it," said Robyn Young, Walterick's stepdaughter, "they took the center of our family away from us."
LeAnna Walterick said she prays informants will help bring the killers to justice. "I want it done right," she said. "If they want to call that snitching, so be it."
The family was making funeral arrangements Wednesday.
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610-820-6168
Credit: By Arlene Mart!nez and Brian Callaway Of The Morning Call
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David M. Walterick
Morning Call - Allentown, Pa.
Author: Anonymous
Date: Jul 18, 2008
Start Page: B.8
Section: LOCAL
Text Word Count: 207
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This document is a paid announcement.
David M. Pops Walterick, 47, of Allentown, died on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in his home. He was the husband of LeAnna P. (Swartz) Walterick. The couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in April. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Richard E. Walterick of Lancaster and Elizabeth E. Tanghe of Allentown. He was of the Lutheran faith. David was a truck driver by trade, currently employed by Raritan Valley Disposal since 2001 and previously for Waste Management, both in Allentown.
Survivors: Wife; parents; children, Robyn L. Young and her boyfriend, Brian, Chad D. Schippang and his girlfriend, Michelle Fegley, Tonya L. Fatzinger and her husband, Michael, Sheena L. Gonzalez and her husband, Evel, all of Allentown; grandchildren, Heather, Chantelle, Tyler, John, Taylor, Joshua; brothers, Richard E., Thomas M. and Robert J. Walterick; dogs, Rocky, Zella, Mustafa; his cat, Dylan.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th and Hamilton streets, Allentown, Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown.
Contributions: St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 1421 Turner Street, Allentown, PA 18102.
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Credit: The Morning Call
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Social Security Death Index <http://www.ancestry.com> about David M. Walterick
Name: David M. Walterick
SSN: 176-54-5070
Born: 10 Apr 1961
Died: 15 Jul 2008
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (1975)
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~Still waiting for justice **A year after David Walterick's slaying, his family returns for a bittersweet memorial.
Morning Call - Allentown, Pa.
Author: Manuel Gamiz Jr
Date: Jul 16, 2009
Start Page: A.8
Section: News
Text Word Count: 552
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Months after her husband was killed in the kitchen of their Pine Street home in Allentown last summer, LeAnna Walterick moved away and has stayed away, until early Wednesday morning.
Walterick and about two dozen relatives and friends gathered in front of her former home at 937 W. Pine St., at 3 a.m. Wednesday, which she said marked the one-year-anniversary of the last time David Walterick, 47, was alive.
The group returned later for a daytime memorial, bringing along Walterick's prized truck, which blared a song created by some of the neighborhood youths in memory of him, and other reminders of the man mostly described as generous and hard-working.
A year earlier, on July 15, 2008, LeAnna witnessed her husband's tragic yet heroic death in the kitchen of their home. She said she was having a cup of coffee with her husband before he headed off to work as a garbage truck driver when two masked and armed men barged inside and demanded money.
One of the men put a gun to her face and her husband stood up, got between the men and pushed one of them, she said. As he pushed the man, a shot was fired, striking him in the face and killing him at 3:02 a.m., she said.
The intruders fled, and LeAnna Walterick ran screaming out of the home to her daughter's place next door.
Allentown police interviewed several people and canvassed the neighborhood for more than a dozen hours following the killing, but the case remains open. Walterick's loved ones say they have faith that the case will end with an arrest.
"They can run, but they can't hide,"
LeAnna Walterick said. "My life is stuck and I won't be happy until we get justice for David."
Assistant Chief Ron Manescu said there is no new information that he can release on the case. LeAnna Walterick and her relatives said they did not want to discuss the investigation, and wanted to focus the time on remembering the man everyone in the neighborhood referred to as "Pops," or "Uncle Dave."
"There are no words to describe him and what he meant to this family," she said. "He was such a good human being. His heart was bigger than he was."
Walterick moved away from Pine Street shortly after Thanksgiving because, she said, she "could not take the heartache." She said after her husband died, relatives would stay with her, but she still did not feel safe. Two of her daughters, who had lived next to her, also moved out of the neighborhood.
Sheena Gonzalez, one of his daughters, was one of four people at the memorial gathering with a tattoo featuring Walterick's face and the words "Father to All." Others said they were planning to get the same tattoo, which takes more than three hours to complete.
Gonzalez said since her father's death, the year has flown by.
"The holidays don't feel like holidays," she said. "Everything changed that day."
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610-820-6595
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~charged in 2008 killing **One of the men accused in fatal break-in once spoke out against violence in Allentown.
Morning Call - Allentown, Pa.
Author: Christopher Baxter; Dan Hartzell
Date: Apr 18, 2010
Start Page: A.1
Section: News
Text Word Count: 981
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Almost seven years ago, Marcus Breeland, then 12, spoke out against violence in a moving remembrance of his father, Anthony Breeland, who was gunned down in Allentown's streets in 1992.
"I miss my dad because I've never seen him," Breeland said at the time, standing with his sister in Valania Park as they urged the city's youth to put down the guns and embrace the community.
Despite those pleas to end violence, Breeland was one of three people charged Friday in the death of David M. Walterick, who was shot in the face during a break-in at his Allentown home in 2008 as his wife, LeAnna, fled in fear.
Allentown police say Breeland and Bobby Riddick Jr., 19, of 607 W. Morris St., were the two hooded and masked men who broke into the Waltericks' home early on July 15, 2008.
They, along with Riddick's mother, Terrie Collopy, 44, of 101 N. Seventh St., conspired to rob the Waltericks of money and marijuana, according to arrest affidavits.
But the scheme went awry when David Walterick tackled Riddick to save his wife LeAnna, and ended up being shot and killed, documents show.
The trio has been charged with homicide, robbery, burglary and criminal conspiracy, police and the Lehigh County District Attorney said. They arraigned Friday and sent to Lehigh County Prison without bail, police said. They are scheduled to reappear in Lehigh County Court at 1:45 p.m. Friday.
According to court documents, the three met at Collopy's apartment at 604 Chew St. to plan the robbery. On July 15, 2008, Collopy drove Riddick and Breeland near the Waltericks' home at 937 W. Pine St., court documents state, and the two men got out of the car and walked toward the residence.
That same morning, David Walterick awoke to his alarm clock about 2 a.m., and sat in the kitchen drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes with LeAnna, she told The Morning Call in 2008, two days after her husband's death. David Walterick drove a garbage truck for Raritan Valley Disposal of Allentown and was set to begin his route in Easton at 4 a.m.
About 3 a.m., two men -- in hoods and masks -- yanked off the screen door and demanded money. One man pointed a gun at LeAnna, she said in 2008, and that is when David Walterick tackled him and the gun went off. That man was Riddick, court documents state.
The two men then fled the home and ran back to Collopy, who was waiting with the car, the affidavit states. As they drove back to the apartment, Riddick repeatedly said, "I think he's dead," court documents state.
The car was later found by police at the Copart Salvage Yard in Pennsburg, the affidavit states.
Collopy was interviewed April 12 and told police she planned the robbery with Riddick and Breeland, court documents state. The owner of the car, Alvin Volney, was interviewed Friday by Allentown police and identified the car as his, court records show.
Volney told police that he was in Collopy's apartment the day of the shooting and heard the trio planning to rob the Waltericks, the affidavit states.
Assistant Chief Joseph Hanna declined to comment on how the three suspects knew the Waltericks, or what led to a break in the case.
Now after the arrests, Walterick's widow, LeAnna, known affectionately by friends and family as "Aunt Lee," shares much the same grief a then-young Breeland felt for his father.
"It's killing me, I cry every day, I think of David all the time, every day I mourn him," LeAnna said Saturday. "I can't get over the loss; he was the backbone of our family."
But the family's support broke early July 15, 2008 with the pop of a gun.
"I'm so upset ... that somebody took my David, oh my God, I can't believe this," LeAnna said tearfully. "It breaks my heart, a 47-year-old man gone."
David Walterick, referred to as "Pops" or "Uncle Dave," was by all accounts a neighborhood man, known for his generosity -- he would buy children ice cream when the ice cream truck came in the summer -- and for owning the only pool on the street.
He and his wife had four children and six grandchildren when he died. LeAnna said she and her family have never been able to get over the tragedy, but they remain committed to the city where he died.
"I would never leave Allentown," she said.
She did leave her Pine Street home about four months after the killing. LeAnna still visits from time to time, the memories of that early morning in the kitchen as fresh as the coffee she sipped with David.
"They broke our entire family," she said, referring to the perpetrators. "I hope they get what they deserve."
The three people charged in David's killing each have a history of trouble with the law.
Breeland -- whose father was shot on the corner of Seventh and Chew streets during an argument in May 1992 and died a day later on his 23rd birthday -- served time last year on a felony robbery charge, according to Lehigh County online court records. He was just 1 when his father died.
Riddick last year was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and admitted to the Lehigh County accelerated rehabilitative disposition program, intended for first-time offenders, court records indicate.
Collopy in 1993 pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of prostitution and served time in Lehigh County Prison after violating her parole, court records show.
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610-778-2283
Credit: By Christopher Baxter and Dan Hartzell OF THE MORNING CALL
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They had the following children:

  4042 F i Robyn L. WALTERICK
  4043 M ii Brian WALTERICK
  4044 M iii Chad D. SCHIPPANG
  4045 F iv Tonya L. WALTERICK
        Tonya married Michael FATZINGER.
  4046 F v Sheena L. WALTERICK
        Sheena married Evel GONZALEZ.

2607. Judith SWARTZ (Perma Dorthea LEIDICH , Robert William LEIDICH , Anna Maria SLOYER , William SLOYER , Johannes SCHLOYER , Johann Michael SCHLEIER , Johann Michael )

Judith married John SWAMBACK.

They had the following children:

+ 4047 F i Jaclyn SWAMBACK

2609. David ANDERSON (Perma Dorthea LEIDICH , Robert William LEIDICH , Anna Maria SLOYER , William SLOYER , Johannes SCHLOYER , Johann Michael SCHLEIER , Johann Michael )

David married Susan WEBER.

They had the following children:

  4048 F i Melissa Sue ANDERSON
  4049 F ii Lindsay ANDERSON

2610. Edward James ANDERSON (Perma Dorthea LEIDICH , Robert William LEIDICH , Anna Maria SLOYER , William SLOYER , Johannes SCHLOYER , Johann Michael SCHLEIER , Johann Michael )

Edward married Judy PROSSER.

They had the following children:

  4050 M i James ANDERSON

2612. Mark Robert LEIDICH (Robert LEIDICH , Robert William LEIDICH , Anna Maria SLOYER , William SLOYER , Johannes SCHLOYER , Johann Michael SCHLEIER , Johann Michael )

Mark married Kay Louise FRANKENFIELD daughter of Ellsworth FRANKENFIELD and Ethel L. FLUCK. The marriage ended in divorce.Kay was born 1 in 1952. She died 2 on 24 Nov 2001. She was buried 3 in Union Cemetery; Hellertown, Pennsylvania.

Joyce GODFREY research
Kay L. Swartz Morning Call; Allentown, Pa.; Nov 25, 2001; The Morning Call; Abstract: Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Ellsworth Frankenfield of Bethlehem and the late Ethel M. (Fluck) Frankenfield.
Kay L. Swartz, 49, of 1020 S. Hall St., Allentown, died Saturday, Nov. 24, in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was the wife of Given R. Swartz Jr. They were married for 17 years last April.
She was secretarial supervisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Nazareth, since 1993.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Ellsworth Frankenfield of Bethlehem and the late Ethel M. (Fluck) Frankenfield.
She was a Lutheran.
Survivors: Husband; father; daughters, Kelly E. Koehler and Heather M. Leidich, both of Allentown; two grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Monday.
Contributions: VIA of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem.
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They had the following children:

  4051 F i Heather Michelle LEIDICH
        Heather married ? KORHLER.
  4052 F ii Kelly E. LEIDICH

2614. Barbara Ann HENNE (Marion Mae SLOYER , Harvey Franklin SLOYER , John W. SLOYER , William SLOYER , Johannes SCHLOYER , Johann Michael SCHLEIER , Johann Michael )

Barbara married Charles Edwin WANAMAKER.

They had the following children:

+ 4053 F i Barbara Jo WANAMAKER
  4054 F ii Charlotte Ann WANAMAKER
        Charlotte married (1) Gary WILLETS.
        Charlotte married (2) ? INNES.

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