In Memory of those who passed before us


Robert E. Heckman

  Robert E. Heckman, 68, of Bushkill Township, Pa, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2006 in Easton Hospital, Wilson Borough, Pa. Born: On June 19, 1937 in Bushkill Township, he was a son of the late Russell and Lillian Frey Heckman. Personal: He and his wife, the former Clara M. Setzer, observed 48 years of marriage. Robert was employed as a laborer with Union Construction, working in various places last being Collins & Maxwell, retiring in 1992. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Memberships: He was a member of the Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association, and the Belfast, Stockertown, and Kunkletown Rod & Gun Clubs. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Clara, he is survived by a son, Todd A. and his wife, Cindy of Bushkill Township; a grandson, Tyler; three brothers, Ronald of Allentown, Edward of Saylorsburg, and Terry of Nazareth; four sisters, Loretta Setzer of Bushkill Township, Dorothea Blakeslee of Saylorsburg, Dorothy Koach of Wind Gap, and Marlene Sentewitz of Wind Gap; and nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Manfred and Martin, both died earlier. Services: Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., Moorestown. Call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be in Bushkill M.E. Cemetery, Bushkill Township. Memorials: May be made to the Bushkill United Methodist Church, 1330 Church Road, Wind Gap, PA 18091.





Frank A. "Andy" Tomsic

Frank A. "Andy" Tomsic, 75, of Wind Gap, died on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 in the Easton Nursing Center. Born: In Allentown, he was a son of the late Frank and Ellen Fritz Tomsic. Personal: He was a graduate of Pen Argyl High School. Andy had worked for J.H. Beers in Wind Gap before retiring, and had previously worked for Engler Automotive in Wind Gap. Prior to that, he had worked for Paul E. Ace Trucking in Stroudsburg and for Silver Line Trucking in Wind Gap. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Memberships: He was a member of the American Legion Post 724 in Wind Gap. He was also a founding member of the Appalachian Fiddle and Bluegrass Association, and had played the fiddle in country bands his whole life. Survivors: He is survived by four brothers, Anthony and Bruce Tomsic, both of Wind Gap, James Tomsic of Bushkill Township, and Charles Tomsic of Saylorsburg; three sisters, Geraldine Miller and Bernadine Ceraul, both of Pen Argyl, and Anita Wentzell of Wind Gap; a step-mother, Edith Tomsic Kolb of Wind Gap; his loving friend and caretaker, Kathleen Parsons of Saylorsburg; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A son, Barry Tomsic, a daughter, Andrea Lynn Tomsic, two sisters, Katherine Knitter and Eleanor Kolb, and a brother, Ronald Williamson, all died earlier. Services; Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Kresge Funeral Home, Route 209 Brodheadsville, with the Rev. Emmett Wentzell officiating. A viewing will be held on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Eaton Cemetery, Saylorsburg. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, P.O. Box 8923, Topeka, KS 66608-8923.





Edwin "Tater-Bug" Tyler
Passed away Monday Dec.17th 2004
Musician and Friend





Frank O. Graham

Frank O. Graham, 73, of West Milford, died Sunday, January 21, 2007 at Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Plains.
A lover of bluegrass, he was a member of the Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association, the Pocono Bluegrass & Folk Society and the Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association of New Jersey.

Frank's Page




Jon Pilewski

Jon Pilewski,62,died Friday June 1st,2007 at Newton Memorial Hospital.
He was a member of the Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association.

Jon's Page




Frederick D. Sharp


Frederick D. Sharp 84, great-grandfather
DOVER,NJ -- Frederick D. Sharp died on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at home.
He loved bluegrass music and loved going to bluegrass festivals.
He was a Life Member of the Appalachian Fiddle and Bluegrass Association.


Fred's Page





Lester L. Flyte, Jr.


Lester L. Flyte, Jr.
60 of Bangor,
formerly of Nazareth, PA
died Sunday, October 11, 2009 in Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice Unit


Lester's Page





Dorothy E. Titus


Dorothy E. Titus.
of Franklin Hill, Hallstead, PA
formerly of Nazareth, PA
passed away peacefully at home on March 11, 2010. She was the cherished wife of thirty-eight years of Ronald Titus.


Dorothy E. Titus' Page





Harold F. Frey


Harold F. Frey
64, of Easton, died Saturday, January 1, 2011 in Easton Hospital. Born: April 8, 1946 in Easton, he was a son of the late Stanley and Hazel Gower Frey. Personal: He and his wife, the former Deborah Billiard, were married 39 years. He graduated from Easton High School in 1964 and served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. Harold worked for Rockwood Specialties, formerly Pfizer, Easton, for over 40 years. He was also an avid fisherman. Memberships: He was a member of St. Paul's III Lutheran Church, Palmer Township and was a life member of Concordia Maennerchor, Easton. Survivors: wife, Deborah; two sons, Neil Frey and Todd Frey and his wife Sarah, all of Easton; two brothers, Stan and Dick Frey; a sister, Nancy Leh and a granddaughter, Nancy. His first wife, the former Jane Leh and a sister, Janet Johnson died earlier. Services: 10 a.m. Thursday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton. Call 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Contributions: St. Paul's III Lutheran Church, 2561 Newburg Rd., Easton, PA 18045.





Dale Norris Jr


Dale Norris Jr
passed away Saturday May 7th 2011
Dale Sr. and Dovey Norris
9100 Teasley Lane
#3c Denton Tx 76210

Dale Norris Jr's Page





Steven Sonne


Steven Sonne Age 60 - of Hopactong, N.J.
passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Steven's memory to the

Appalachian Fiddle and Bluegrass Association (AFBA)
P.O. Box 507
Wind Gap, Pa. 18091
Steven Sonne's Page



Penny Furman


Penny Furman passed away on October 8th 2011.
Penny was a very active member of the AFBA for over 20 years,beginning in the early 1980's,
Penny Furman's Page



Kenneth G. Martin


Kenneth (Kenny) G. Martin passed away on January 6th 2012.
Ken Martin,of Library,Pa entered his final rest stop on Friday Jan 6 2012.
Ken was a long time member of the AFBA.He was one of a few people who had a standing "Reserved" parking spot at his favorite festival in Wind Gap,Pa.
Kenny was truly "Larger than Life" with a heart to match.We will all miss him . . . !
Kenneth G. Martin's Page



Richard G. Gerlach


Richard G. Rich Gerlach passed away on January 6th 2012.
Richard G. Rich Gerlach, of Quakertown, died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in LifeQuest after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Richard G. Rich Gerlach's Page



David Ernest Buck


David Ernest Buck age 64, of Green Bank, passed away
Saturday, February 15, 2014, at his home.
Born December 9, 1949, at Lester, Pennsylvania
He was a son of the late Ernest and Vera Divakow Buck.
David was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Methodist faith.
He is survived by a daughter
Andrea Buck, of Slaty Fork;
and two sons, David Buck, of Green Bank, and Joseph Buck, of Marlinton.
Funeral service was February 18
at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home with Mr. Hugh Geiger officiating.
Interment was in the Arbovale Cemetery Annex.




Michael Joseph Morgan


Michael Joseph Morgan 58 died on Sunday March 9, 2014.
He was born in Teaneck, NJ
and lived most of his life in Hillsborough, NJ.
He retired from Kohlís where he worked as a supervisor.

Michael Joseph Morgan's Page



Kenneth L. Hiatt


Ken Hiatt 69 died on November 1st 2014.
He was born in Trenton NJ
He was a truck driver all his life and loved every mile he drove
He was a member of the AFBA from 2001 to 2009.

Ken's Page



Billie Jean DeWalt


Billie Jean DeWalt 47 of Northampton died November 26, 2014.
Billie Jean was born February 9, 1967 in Easton
Billie Jean was a loving Mother and Homemaker.

Billie Jean's Page