Class Notes – August 2015
The Rev. Dr. Luka Ilić (PhD 2012)
Luka Ilić and wife Angela Ilić are parents of new son Massimo Luka Ilic, born June 10, 2015. Dr. Ilic is Pfarrer at Evangelische Landeskirche in Württemberg and on the faculty at Leibniz Institute of European History. They reside in Ravensburg, Germany.
The Rev. Glenn G Neubauer (STM 1948)
Pastor Glenn G. Neubauer died on Thursday, July 30, 2015. He was 97.
Following his ordination in 1945, Pastor Neubauer served as the pastor of Our Saviour, Coatesville, until 1950. From 1950 until his retirement in 1986, he served as the pastor of Good Shepherd, Easton, where he was also involved in local ecumenical activities. He felt his “biggest accomplishment and challenge was the construction of the new church (Good Shepherd).” He earned his STM in 1948. In addition to his congregational and community involvement, he served on various church boards and committees.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, August 5 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2115 Washington Blvd., Easton, Pennsylvania 18042.
Pastor Neubauer’s wife, Elizabeth (Farber) Neubauer, died in 2007. Pastor Neubauer is survived by a son, the Rev. G. Randall Neubauer, and two daughters, Nancy Kovacs and Judith Neubauer Worsley. Condolences may be sent to Judith at 5659 Landis Mill Road, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18105.
Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA. Obituary and photo from Ashton Funeral Home
The Rev. Harry G. Stetser (BD 1953)
The Rev. Harry G. Stetser, 89, died April 2, 2015. Born in Somerdale, New Jersey, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and returned to graduate from Hadden Heights (NJ) High School, Susquehanna University (1950), and LTSP, where he was awarded the BD in 1953.
Pastor Stetser served Lutheran churches in Whitestown, Indiana; Sea Isle City, New Jersey; Shalters-Pricetown Lutheran Parish, Berks County; York Haven Goldsboro Lutheran Parish, York County; Williamsburg Lutheran Parish, Blair County; Spring Mills Lutheran Church, Centre County (all Pennsylvania), retiring in September of 1987. Since then he served many Lutheran churches as interim pastor. He was Pastor Emeritus of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mohnton. He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America since early in his ministry.
In addition to his wife, Elaine J. (Schrantz) Stetser, he is survived by three children, Susan E. (Stetser) Heidelbaugh widow of Albert Heidelbaugh, of Ocala, Florida; Deborah I. (Stetser) Morris, wife of Joseph Morris, of York; and Timothy J. Stetser, husband of Linda (Norris), of Altoona; three grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 11, 2015, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mohnton, with a second memorial service held Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg. The family requests contributions be made to the family, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Heating Fund, 1 Front Street, Mohnton, PA 19540, or St. John’s Lutheran Church, Clover Creek Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693.
Obituary Centre Daily Times, April 7, 2015. Photo: Legacy.com.