Betty Jane Pardoe Wismer of Kintnersville, passed into eternal life Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was 77.

She was born July 13, 1939 in Abington, a daughter of the late Ernest and Ethel Sharp Pardoe.

Betty is survived by her loving husband, Edward, of 57 years; their children, Kirk Wismer, Edward J. Wismer Jr. (Jane), Kimberly McVay and Karen Palladino (Tony); brother, Robert Pardoe (Tina); sisters, Charlotte Pardoe and Maryann Brown; sisters-in-law, Ruth Litke (Nick) and Marcie Wismer; grandchildren, Marie McVay, Kristina Pratt (Richie), Nicole McVay, Larry McVay III, Ed Wismer III, D.J. McKnight, and Tatyana Homacki; and great grandchildren, Aiden, Jayde, Bryce and Evan.

Betty worked at the Palisades High School cafeteria for 36 years. She enjoyed reading, basket bingo, bus trips, scrapbooking and working in the flower garden with her grandkids.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated noon Tuesday, Feb. 21, in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4050 Durham Rd., Ottsville, PA 18942. Interment in St. John Cemetery will follow. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, 327 Easton Rd., Riegelsville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s name to the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or to the Lord’s Pantry of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or to the Alzheimer Association, 399 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19106.Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, Riegelsville, PA.


Arthur J. Korch, II, 69, of Quakertown, died at his home on Sat., Feb. 11, 2017. Born in Abington Township, he was a son of the late Arthur J. and Florence L. (Fehn) Korch. After high school, Arthur went on to graduate from Spring Garden Institute in Philadelphia. Arthur was a corvette buff, and loved going to car shows. He was a family man who enjoyed good times vacationing in Pine Beach, NJ and the family homes at Lake Naomi in the Poconos and Ft. Meyers, FL. When he was able, he liked to walk around Lake Towhee, which was right near his house; camp out at Black Powder; boat, and be near the water in general. Arthur had a special place in his heart for animals, especially his beloved Blue – a husky mix with one brown eye and one blue; and one of his favorite pastimes was bird watching. Surviving are two daughters: Marsha Laskowski, companion Jeff Collins, of Richlandtown and Carla J. Korch, companion Donna Sumner, of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren: Ryan Laskowski, Michael Laskowski and Samantha Korch; a sister, Virginia “Ginnie” Ridgeway, husband Eliot, of Pipersville; nieces and nephews: Seth (Alena) and Justine (Scott); a great-nephew, Owen; a god-daughter, Tracey; and his cousin, an “honorary brother”, John Lawless. Arthur was preceded in death by a grandson, AJ; a brother, Joseph; and a nephew, Lance.

A Mass will be celebrated at The Church of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish,                      4050 Durham Road, Ottsville, PA 18942 on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11am.