Gordon J. Derhammer

Gordon J. Derhammer, 90, of Moore Township, peacefully passed away while surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at St. Luke’s Hospice House. Born in Lehigh Township, he was a son of the late Clyde and Esther (Althouse) Derhammer. Gordon and his wife, Margaret A. “Peggy” (Napravnik) Derhammer, observed their 35th wedding anniversary on January 17. He was employed at the former S & L Plastics, Inc. in Upper Nazareth Township, where he worked for 30 years, before retiring as a supervisor. After retiring, Gordon worked for Moore Township on the road crew and served a 6-year term as a Moore Township Supervisor.  A true gentleman, Gordon proudly served the community of Moore Township as a past President, ambulance Captain and assistant Fire Chief of the Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Co. for more than 50 years. He was a member of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church.          

Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Peggy, he is survived by a daughter, Beth Ann Sloan and husband, Bruce, of Schnecksville; a stepdaughter, Susan Jane Micio; six grandchildren, Brian Sloan and wife, Kelly, of Nazareth, Andrew Sloan and wife, Lauren, of Annapolis, Maryland, Rachel Sloan of Allentown, Laura Tucker and husband, Micah, of Nazareth, Lexie and CJ Micio, both of Arizona; eight great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Brandon, Jackson, Luke, Sadie, Bridgette, Carson, and Reilly; two brothers, Allen Derhammer of Danielsville, and Lester Derhammer and wife, Ellen, of Klecknersville; a sister, Lorraine Grider and husband, Robert, of Moore Township; along with many nieces and nephews. Gordon was predeceased by a daughter, Kathy Derhammer; two stepsons, Stephen A. and Charles “Chuck” Micio; three brothers, Ralph, Carl and Leon Derhammer; and three sisters, Grace Eckert, Gladys Heckman, and Gloria Swope.

Services: A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at 4 p.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, LLC, 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. His burial will be held on Monday, April 17, 2023, at 10 a.m. in New Hope Cemetery at Little Moore, Danielsville.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Co., 2718 Mountain View Drive, Bath, PA 18014 and/or Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Bath, PA 18014.    


Cora I. Hartzell

Cora I. Hartzell, 89, of Bath, formerly of East Allen Township, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 7, 2023 at Country Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center in Bethlehem. She was the loving wife of the late Levan H. Hartzell for 62 years. Born in East Allen Township, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Mabel R. (Eddinger) Hummel. She attended Liberty High School and was employed by the Northampton Area School District and Aramark Food Services, where she worked in the George Wolf Elementary School cafeteria for 23 years, until retiring in 1999. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bath, Pa.  

Survivors: She will be deeply missed by her son, Jason and wife Wendy, of Moore Township, two grandchildren, Ryan and Katy; and a sister, Dorothy Snyder of Bath. Cora was predeceased by four brothers, Stanley, George, Charles Jr., and Robert Hummel.

Services: Services will be held privately with the immediate family.  

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 206 E. Main Street, Bath, PA 18014.


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