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Passing of Keith Morgan's Mother

Margaret F. Morgan, 80 of Walnutport died Sunday April 9, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Robert B. Morgan, they celebrated their 61 anniversary last July. Born in Walnutport, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Herminia (Cser) Oncheck. Margaret worked as a presser for Deville Blose. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Walnutport and participated in the Altar & Rosary Society. Survivors: Husband, Son; KEITH MORGAN and wife Vicki of Stevenson, MT. Grandson; Todd Wolfe and wife Tanya. Great Grandchildren; Maison & Natalee. Brother; James Oncheck and wife Mary of Walnutport. Sisters; Patricia Jacoby of Walnutport, Elizabeth wife of Larry Sparrow of Freeport, OH. Many nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by brothers Leonard Oncheck and Alex Oncheck, Jr. Services: Funeral will be at 11am Thursday April 13, 2017 St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 1152 Oak Rd Walnutport. Calling hour 10-11am at the church. Arrangements Harding Funeral Home, Slatington. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, can be made to the American Heart Assoc, 968 Postal Rd, # 110. Allentown Pa, 18109

Published in Morning Call on Apr. 11, 2017

 

Passing of Donna Jany's Father

Louis F. "Loitch" Jany, 90, of Northampton passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem. He was the loving husband of Rose (Deibert) Jany and they celebrated 67 years of marriage on May 14th. Born November 1, 1926 in Northampton, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Yelensits) Janny. Louis worked for Universal Atlas Cement Company for many years and retired from Lehigh Cement Company. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and the Holy Name Society. Louis also served as an usher. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and was awarded the Victory Medal. Louis was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 454, Northampton Liederkranz, and St. Peter and Paul Hungarian Society. Survivors: wife, Rose; sons, Louis A. Jany and wife Donna of Whitehall and Ronald A. Jany and wife Kim of Coplay; daughter, DONNA, wife of Daniel Schmalzer of Bath; 7 grandchildren, Jason, Melanie, Brandon, Laura, Lisa, Joshua and Derek; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Stephen Janny of Northampton. Louis was predeceased by eight siblings. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, December 9th at 10:30 a.m. in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Family and friends may call Friday 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Burial with military honors will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. Online condolences may be submitted at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be presented to the church or St. Luke's Hospice House c/o funeral home. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aSunday, December 4, 2016 in St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem. He was the loving husband of Rose (Deibert) Jany and they celebrated 67 years of marriage on May 14th. Born November 1, 1926 in Northampton, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Yelensits) Janny. Louis worked for Universal Atlas Cement Company for many years and retired from Lehigh Cement Company. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and the Holy Name Society. Louis also served as an usher. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and was awarded the Victory Medal. Louis was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 454, Northampton Liederkranz, and St. Peter and Paul Hungarian Society. Survivors: wife, Rose; sons, Louis A. Jany and wife Donna of Whitehall and Ronald A. Jany and wife Kim of Coplay; daughter, DONNA, wife of Daniel Schmalzer of Bath; 7 grandchildren, Jason, Melanie, Brandon, Laura, Lisa, Joshua and Derek; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Stephen Janny of Northampton. Louis was predeceased by eight siblings. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, December 9th at 10:30 a.m. in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Family and friends may call Friday 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Burial with military honors will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. Online condolences may be submitted at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be presented to the church or St. Luke's Hospice House c/o funeral home. 

Published in Morning Call on Dec. 6, 2016

 

Passing of Carol Miller Kistler's Mother

Josephine I. Miller, 87, of Northampton passed away peacefully Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Gracedale. She was the wife of the late Russell Miller who died earlier. Born May 19, 1929 in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Sophia (Buchina) Kosman. Josephine was the head cook for the Northampton Senior High School for 27 years before her retirement in 1996. She was a member of the former St. Michael the Arch Angel and the rosary society. Josephine loved bus trips, playing UNO with friends and spending time with her grandchildren. She was "grandma" to many who loved her. Josephine was predeceased by her companion, Donald Miller. Survivors: daughter, Carol, wife of Gregory Kistler of Walnutport, son, Thomas and his wife Cindy of Walnutport, 3 grandchildren, Dominic DeAngelo, Gina Porvaznik and Mathew Miller, 5 great-grandchildren, Damian, Emma, Hailey, Hayden and Harley, brother, Alfred Kosman and his wife Betty of Northampton. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 3rd at 10:00 a.m. in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 22nd and Washington Ave., Northampton. Family and friends may call Thursday 6 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday 9 - 9:30 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Online condolences may be submitted to www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions: Memorials may be presented to the church c/o funeral home.

Published in Morning Call on June 1, 2016


 

Passing of Eleanor Blakeslee Siegfried's Mother

Dorothy L. Blakeslee(1933 - 2016)

Dorothy L. Blakeslee, 83, of Orwigsburg, passed away peacefully at 6:33 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Hospice Home, Bethlehem, Northampton County.

Dorothy was born in Coaldale on Feb. 11, 1933.

She was the widow of John H. Blakeslee and was a homemaker for most of her life.

She was a graduate of Nesquehoning High School and a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Orwigsburg.

Dorothy is survived by daughters, Ellie E., wife of Rick Siegfried, and Chris A., wife of Ron Derhammer; grandsons, Dr. Joshua J. Blakeslee, husband of Ella Lin, and Dr. Nathan A. Siegfried, husband of Dr. Jenny Hayden; granddaughters, Erin R., wife of Michael Miller, April M. Siegfried, Rachel N., wife of David Keck, Andrea E. Siegfried, Brooke R., wife of Michael Plytage, Lindsey J., wife of Mark Strunk, Noel B. Derhammer. She was expecting her 10th great-grandchild.

A remembrance of Dorothy's life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's United Church of Christ, Orwigsburg, with the Rev. John Steitz officiating. Friends are invited to gather from 10 a.m. until the time of service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association -www.lung.org/ 55 Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601; or hillaryclinton.com/contribute - Hillary Victory Fund, PO Box 1366, Merrifield, VA 22116-9559, Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremations Services Inc. is honored to have been entrusted with arrangements.


 

Passing of Anne Dobrzyn's  Mother


Doris Ross Dobrzyn Slanovich, 87 of Phoebe Home, formerly of Slatington joined her Lord Friday September 18, 2015. She was the wife of late Frank Dobrzyn and the late George Slanovich. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late William and Mae (Saylor) Ross. Doris spent most of her life with her children and friends in Treichlers, PA. Doris worked for Aetna Insurance before retiring. Prior to that, she worked for the former Scotty's Fashions. Survivors: Daughters; Carol Pfieffer and the late Robert Pfieffer of Slatington, Anne Dickerson and husband Richard Dickerson of Greenville, NC, Janet Dobrzyn of Marietta, GA. Sons; James Dobrzyn and wife Kathy of Northampton, Thomas Dobrzyn and wife Terri of Harrisburg. Doris's Beloved grandchildren included Amy Dobrzyn, Eric and Scott Dickerson, and Trent Dobrzyn. Sister; Jeanne Crone of Lexington, SC. Services: 11AM Saturday September 26, 2015 Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington. Calling hour 6-8pm Friday Sept 25 at the funeral home. Interment to follow services at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the "ROADI" 501(c)(3) for support of older drivers, 1806 Planters Walk, Greenville, NC 27858
Published in Morning Call on Sept. 22, 2015- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?n=doris-ross-dobrzyn-slanovich&pid=175897155&fhid=9574#sthash.UqJ1JU72.dpuf

 


 

Passing of Randy Groller's Mother

Groller, Elaine P.Elaine P. Groller, 82, of Bethlehem, died August 12 at Atria Senior Living, Bethlehem. Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Dorothy Shimshy, and wife of the late Edward C. Groller. She was a graduate of Catasauqua High School in 1950. Survivors: her four sons, Edward of Lansford, Randy of Catasauqua, Kevin and wife Tracy of Bethlehem, and Kurt and wife Linaka of Trexlertown; sister Dorothy Burns of Bethlehem; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her mother Dorothy and husband Edward. Services: Services: memorial service at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 18 at Brubaker Funeral Home, 234 Walnut St., Catasauqua, with calling hour from 9 until 10. Interment following at Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 14, 2015- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?pid=175502046#sthash.De8K0oIh.dpuf


Passing of Larry Kibler's Father


Kibler, Willard F.Willard F. Kibler, 79 years, of Catasauqua, died Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Elsie Mae (Snyder) Kibler. Born in Palmerton, he was the son of the late Elvin R. and Beulah A. (Heckman) Kibler. Before retiring Willard worked at the Bethlehem Steel for 34 years. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 739 Hokey and past president of the Hokey Fire Company. He coached baseball for twenty-five years. Survivors: Surviving are his sons Larry and his wife Anna of Blakeslee, Barry and his wife Lori of Coplay, Willard Kibler of Wind Gap, daughter Virginia Kendig of Catasauqua, sister in law Charlotte Sine of Allentown. 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Gary Kibler, sister Elaine Flores and brother Bradley Kibler. Services: Funeral services will be held at 7pm Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at the Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc. 234 Walnut St. Catasauqua, 18032. His viewing will be from 6-7pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in his name payable to the American Cancer Society  , 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Online condolences may be made to the family atwww.brubakerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 1, 2015
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Passing of Jim Weber's Mother 

Joyce M Weber 88, of Sand Hill Gardens, in Punta Gorda FL., previous of Fort Myers FL, died peacefully in her home, on Wedensdy July 1 2015. She was the wife of the late Michael Weber. Born in Allentown PA., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Marion Fritzinger. She attended the First Assembly of God Church in Fort Myers, and previously was a member of Grace UCC Church in Northampton PA. Surviving are her two sons, Randy Weber, and his wife Bonnie, of Punta Gorda FL. and Jim Weber, and his partner Gary Prainti of Oakland Park FL. She had two grand sons, John Weber of Kutztown PA., and Chad Weber of Slatington PA., and one great grand son, Tyler Sywensky of Walnutport PA. She had one sister Dottie, wife of Allen Weiss of Pacific Palisades CA. Services: The memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Published in Morning Call on July 4, 2015- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?pid=175216142#sthash.MhfisSgh.dpuf

 


Passing Of Lois Pany Favier's Mother

Pany, Mary P.Mary P. (Pidstawski) Pany, 87, of Northampton passed away peacefully Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Whitehall Manor surrounded by her loving family. Mary and her husband Alois H. Pany would have celebrated 66 years of marriage on June 4th. Born April 17, 1927 in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Anastasia (Butrie) Pidstawski. She was a secretary for the former AT&T and Lucent Technologies for 18 years. Mary was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton. In her spare time, she enjoyed friendly fifties activities, cooking, baking and watching her grandchildren. Survivors: Her husband Alois, daughters, Candace Steffie, of Treichlers, Lois, wife of William Favier, of Hellertown, grandchildren, Jamie Steffie, and his wife Lora, Larissa Favier, Tara Steffie, wife of Michael Karol, Brianne Favier and Garrett Favier, great grandchildren, Connor, Cole and Calysta, sisters, Pauline Takacs, of Northampton and Anna Nickisher, of Allentown. Mary was predeceased by her brother, Nicholas, sisters, Kathryn Wagner and Stella Vas and son-in-law, Joseph Steffie. Services: A Burial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, April 16th at 10:30 am in the Queenship of Mary Church 1324 Newport Ave. Northampton. Family and friends may call Wednesday, 6 - 8:00pm and Thursday 9 -10:00am in the Reichel Funeral Home 326 E. 21st St. Northampton. Burial will follow in the Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted to www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions: Memorials may be presented to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. #142, Memphis, TN. 38101 or Good Shepherd Regional school c/o funeral home.

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Stephanie (Kimak) Borger  -   mother in law passed. 1928 - 2015 | Obituary Condolences

Mary Borger, 86 of Allen Township, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. Born August 27, 1928 in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Demetrius and Mary (Buchina) Ziatyk and wife of the late Harold Borger. Mary was employed by Western Electric, Allentown for many years before retiring. Survivors: She was survived by sons, Hal B. and wife Diana Borger of Allen Township, Gary A. and wife Stephanie Borger of Allen Township; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters. Services: The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM followed by a 10:00 AM funeral service on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Schisler Funeral Home 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067. Interment will be in Zion Cemetery, Allen Township. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

Published in Morning Call on Feb. 27, 2015


 

     Mother of: LaRue Miller DeCray

Elda S.J. Miller, (1926-2015)  88 of Allentown, PA. formerly of Pennsville, PA died Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Phoebe Home in Allentown, PA. Born May 29, 1926 in Pennsville, PA., she was the daughter of the late Amandes and Sarah (Newhard) Jacoby. She was the wife of the late Clarence W. Miller who died in April 2007. Elda was a self-employed Beautician owning and operating Modernelle Beauty Shop, Pennsville, PA. for over 10 years before starting her family. Prior to she waitressed in the former Indian Trail Park Diner for several years. She was a member of St. Paul's U.C.C. Church, Cherryville, PA. where she was a Sunday School Teacher. A former member of Zion Stone Church, Kreidersville, PA. were she was also a Sunday School Teacher; A Member of the Harmony Grange, Pennsville and assisted with 4-H when held; She delivered meals on wheels for Northampton CO. residents. She was a member of the Lehigh Twsp. Historical Society, she enjoyed gardening, the nurturing of children and assisting and lending her kindness to the elderly in anyway that was helpful. Survivors: 3 Sons, Barry C. Miller & wife Tina Marie of Northampton, PA; Dale S. Miller of Danielsville, PA; Gene W. Miller of Cherryville, PA; A Daughter; LaRue A. wife of Donald DeCray of Allentown, PA; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was a predeceased by 2 Brothers; Edgar and Howard and a Sister Arlene Minnich. Services: A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue Northampton, PA. 18067 with the Rev. Martin E. Nuscher officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM prior to the services. Interment will follow in Zion Cemetery, Kreidersville, PA. Contributions: May be made to the Lehigh Twsp. Historical Society or St. Paul's U.C.C. Church Memorial fund both C/O the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?pid=174092282#sthash.bsDx1aeo.dpuf

 


Marie A. Feiller   (Brenda Frankenfield Feiller's mother-in-law)
1926 - 2014 | Obituary |  Condolences
[Marie A. Feiller Obituary]
Marie A. Feiller, 88, of Slatington, formerly of Whitehall, passed away December 3, 2014 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was married to the late Augustine "Gus" Feiller. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Hermina (Krenn) Deutsch. Marie was a floor lady at the former Penn State Mills, Allentown and later, a receptionist for the former Rene Hairstyles, Whitehall. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay. She is survived by a son, Richard and his wife Brenda of Whitehall; daughters, Constance wife of Richard Reppert with whom she resided, Christine of Whitehall; grandchildren, Michelle, Jennifer, Alexandria, Axel, Crystal, and Rhiannon; 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great-grandson. Services: Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 6, 2014, St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay preceded by a viewing from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Robert A. Hauke Funeral Home (haukefuneralhome.com), 327 Chestnut St., Coplay. Interment, parish cemetery, Whitehall.
Published in Morning Call on Dec. 4, 2014
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Robert W. Kosman passed, relaxed of mind, body and spirit on November 20, 2014 in Easton Hospital with his loved ones at his side. The son of Wilfred R. and Lillian Kunkel Kosman, Robert was born in Allentown September 2, 1955 and grew up a Konkrete Kid in Northampton, PA. Bob was a BA graduate of Penn State 1977, having served an internship with Mack Trucks UAW Local 677. He decided to attend Temple Law while working full-time at the Phoebe Home, and was graduated 1987 with Distinctive Classroom Performance in Trial Advocacy and Civil Rights of the Handicapped. He represented SEPTA Local 234 as an associate with Brodie and Rubinsky, Philadelphia. Since 2001 he has been a Special Assistant US Attorney representing the Commission of Social Security 3rd and 4th Circuit Courts of Appeal US Supreme Court with citations on record there as representative counsel. He was an accepted admittant before the US Supreme Court. Robert made such a difference in all our lives as a kind, loving friend and guide in all things. We trusted his judgment, treasured his honesty and compassion and shared in his love for nature's outdoors, especially the woods beaches of Northern Michigan. He embraced his work with great dedication (too much so) and did so while fighting long battles with cancer. He won them all and is now safe. Survivors: He is survived by his mother, and sister, Linda Miller, wife of Chris Miller, also of Northampton. Elizabeth Chronister, his companion in life, shared the joy raising granddaughter Sarah Chronister Volturo, wife of Frank Volturo. His "pet children" Jeff, Kitty, Libby and Sally, kept watch over him and gave him great joy. Services: Calling hours will be held on Friday, from 12:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m in Faith Lutheran Church 2012 Sullivan Trail, Easton, PA 18040 Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at a later date at Northampton Memorial Shrine, in Palmer township. Contributions: Contributions in Robert's memory may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church 1904 Main Street Northampton, PA 18067. Or The center for Animal Health and Welfare,1165 Island Park Rd. Easton, PA 18042. Online condolences may be offered at www.morellofuneralhome.com

Published in Morning Call on Nov. 23, 2014


Condolences for Christine Schaffer Kleintop

Raymond G. Kleintop, Jr.
Raymond G. Kleintop, Jr., 79 of Danielsville, died on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at his home. Born May 24, 1934 in Hecktown, he was the son of the late Raymond G. and the Sadie (Yeakel) Kleintop and husband of the late Doris (Weidman) Kleintop. He was a farmer for many years. Survivors: Surviving are daughter, Connie J. Kleintop of Danielsville; sons, Larry D. Kleintop and wife Christine of Danielsville, Rickey L. Kleintop and wife Lisa of Danielsville, and Jeffrey L. Kleintop and wife Susan of Beersville; sisters, Glendora Beltz of Klecknersville, and Ruth wife of Paul Graver of Klecknersville; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brother, Franklin Kleintop; grandson, Justin Kleintop. Services: Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

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Please, take the time to send your condolences to Julien & Darlene (Jones) Pail in the loss of their father. 

Pail, Joseph F.

Joseph F. Pail, 90, of Northampton, passed away June 9, 2014 at Home. He was married to the late Emma "Amy" R. (Binder) Pail. Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late John and Gisela (Bauer) Pail. He was a partner in former Pail Brothers Body Shop, Northampton. A member of the Catholic War Veterans Post #454, Northampton, he served honorably in the Army Air Force in WWII. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton and its Holy Name Society Survivors: Sons, Jeffrey and his wife, Rainelle of Boyertown, Joseph and his wife, Joan of Lake Ariel; Julien and his wife, Darlene of Northampton, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Theresa "Terry" Hutnick, Eleanor, wife of William Scherr. He was predeceased by a son, Jayson; a grand-son Brian; a brother, John. Services: Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton. Friends and family may call 7-8:30 p.m. Friday and 9 to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Robert A. Hauke Funeral Home, 327 Chestnut St., Coplay. Interment with military honors,St. Peter's Cemetery, Whitehall. Contributions: To the church or the Catasauqua Food Bank, both c/o the funeral home 18037.
 


Karle M. Smith (father of Gregory Smith)

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Karle M. Smith Obituary

Karle M. Smith, 81, of Walnutport, formerly of Lehigh Township, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Muhlenberg Campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Delores M. (Acker) Smith with whom he shared 61 years of marriage on May 30th. Born in Stemlersville on June 30, 1933, he was a son of the late Clarence Sr. and Annie (Gangawere) Smith. Karle honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local #773, Allentown, and was employed by Matlack Trucking Co. and Keystone Cement where he worked as a truck driver for nearly 30 years before retiring. After retiring, Karle worked for Woodstone Country Club, Danielsville for 12 years. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville as well as a life-member of the Opplinger-Hower American Legion Post 899, Walnutport. Karle enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, and he loved golfing. Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Delores, he is survived by his children, Dennis K. Smith and his wife, Donna of Palmerton, Gregory A. Smith and his fiancée, Sharon Woodring-Kohler of Walnutport, and Deborah A. Corpora and her fiancé, Gene of Whitehall; seven (7) grandchildren; five (5) great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry Smith and his wife, Roberta of Pennsylvania; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four (4) brothers, Sterling, Clarence Jr., Henry and Marvin. Services: will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown - Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Wednesday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors will follow in New Hope Cemetery at Little Moore, Danielsville. Contributions: in memory of Karle may be made to the American Heart Association , 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109.


Jerry Hussar's mother passed: Obit 

Helen Georgia Hussar - 1923 - 2014

Minot- Helen G. Hussar 91, of Fortin Dr., Minot died Sunday July 13, at her home. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 22, 1923 a daughter of the late Peter and Roxanne (Agee) Vlahogianis. She was educated in Pittsburgh  and graduated from Schenley High School in 1941. She then went on to proudly served her country in The US Woman's Army Corp, where she was trained as a Dental Assistant. Helen married the love of her life , Stephen Paul Hussar in 1954, who predeceased her on April 19, 1968. She worked for over 31 years at Western Electric retiring on October 16, 1981. She then relocated toMaine after the birth of her first granddaughter Lauren.

Helen was a member of The First Assembly of God Church in Lewiston, and volunteered at Central Maine Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospitals. She enjoyed spending time with her two granddaughters Lauren and Megan, her cat Jade,reading, retreats with church, playing scrabble with friends and family, and scenic car rides.

She leaves behind her son Gerald Hussar and fiancé Vicki Parker, two granddaughters Lauren Hussar of Chicago and Megan Hussar of Auburn, her former daughter in law Renee Conte Hussar, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother Gust Vlahogianis and a sister Dorothy Felger.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Helen's life by visiting her guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com

FUNERAL NOTICE

Hussar, Helen G. 91, of Minot died at her home on Sunday July 13. A funeral service will be celebrated on Wednesday July 16, at 3 PM at the funeral home with visitation following until 7 PM. Committal will be held on Friday 1 PM at Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery in Northampton, PA. Those wishing to make donations in her memory  in lieu offloweres may do so to The Salvation Army at www.salvationarmyusa.org. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn ME 04210 (207) 783-8545.


Robert L Jones 1930-2014    (Darlene Jones Pail)

Jones, Robert L.Robert L. "Tom" Jones, 83, of Bath passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Phyllis A. (Ballard) Jones who died January 21, 1997. Robert and Phyllis were Foster parents for over 22 years. He was born October 30, 1930 in Hancock, Massachusetts, and he was the son of the late Raymond and Margaret (Sweet) Jones. Robert was a truck driver for Matlack Trucking Inc., and P-I-E- Trucking until his retirement in 1991. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Survivors: Daughters, Sylvia, wife of David Flamisch, of Bath, Darlene, wife of Julien Pail, of Northampton, six grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, sisters, Dorothy Keeler, of Lanesboro, Mass., Mary Rathban, of Pittsfield, Mass., Margaret Bouchillon, of Pittsfield, Mass., Ruth, wife of Max Lampenfeld, of Cherryville, and Barbara Parisi, of Pittsfield, Mass., and a brother, Steve Jones, of North Adams, Mass. Robert was predeceased by 3 brothers, Raymond, Walter, David and a sister, Texanna. Services: Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 20th at 11:00 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. A viewing will be Saturday, 9 - 11:00 a.m. Entombment with Military Honors will follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Contributions: Online condolences may be submitted to www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions may be presented to the Wounded Warriors c/o funeral home.

Published in Morning Call on Sept. 16, 2014


 

Mary Alice (Marie) Griesemer 1925-2014  (Corliss Griesemer Frisch)

Mary Alice (Marie) Griesemer, 89, formerly of Northampton, PA, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 17th at Brighton Gardens in Tampa, FL. Born March 19, 1925 in Widnes, Lancashire, England, she was the daughter of Frederick Holian and Martha Holian Kennedy. Marie married Harold (Buddy) Griesemer in 1946 and as a WWII war bride came to the United States. She and Buddy lived in Northampton, PA where they raised 3 daughters. She worked for Durell Manufacturing and was the dry goods manager at JJ Newberry's for many years. She was a member and past president of the Northampton chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club and was an active member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Catholic War Veterans, Post 454. She and Harold were former members of the Queenship of Mary Catholic Church in Northampton. Marie and Buddy retired to Florida where they were active in their community and enjoyed cruising and traveling to Europe to visit family. Survivors: Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters, Dianne Missmer and husband Richard of Whitehall, PA, Jeanette Hammel and husband Alfred of Glens Falls, NY, and Corliss Frisch and husband Stephen of Northampton, PA; six grandchildren, Alfred and wife Sara, Benjamin, James and Jeffrey Hammel, Stephen and John Frisch; five great-grandchildren, Sophia, Charles, Connor, Kellen and Evelyn Hammel. She is also survived by a brother, Tom Kennedy and wife Rose and a brother-in-law, Graham Johnson all of England. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Harold, her brother Frederick Holian and sisters Eileen Porter and Sheila Johnson. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Elizabeth Lyon-Hall of Elder Advocates and to Sherri McArthur, Marie's caregiver, whose dedication over the past 4 years provided our mother with a wonderful quality of life. Services: Will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marie's name may be made to the 

American Heart Association 

, c/o the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st Street, Northampton, PA 18067. Online condolences may be submitted to www.reichelfuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?n=mary-alice-griesemer-marie&pid=172286149&fhid=9602#sthash.GOijHqnp.dpuf


Please Keep Deborah (Heckman) Heilman in your prayers for the loss of her mother:

Heckman, Grace M.Grace M. Heckman, 82, of Bath, passed away on Monday, July 7th, 2014 at Gracedale, Nazareth. Born on October 28, 1931, in Bath, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Margaret (Beers) Miller. Grace and her husband, Sterling K. Heckman, observed their 60th wedding anniversary this past February. She graduated as valedictorian in 1949 from Northampton High School. She worked as a licensed practical nurse for 31 years at Allentown General Hospital, until retiring. Grace was a lifetime member of Christ Church, U.C.C., Bath, where she sang on the choir for many years. She was a member and past matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter # 252, Nazareth and a current member of the O.E.S., Calypso Chapter # 163. She was also a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Allentown, and a member of the Eckley E. Patch American Legion, Post 470, Ladies Auxiliary, Bath. Survivors: in addition to her loving husband Sterling K., she is survived by daughters, Deborah (Heckman) Heilman and her husband Steve, Jane Ducey and her husband James; 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her step-father Harry S. Wagner. Services: will be held at 11am, Friday, July 11, 2014, at Christ Church, U.C.C., 109 S. Chestnut St. Bath. Call, Friday, from 10-11 am, in the church. Interment will follow in Green Mount Cemetery, Bath. Arrangements are entrusted to the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Bath. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Grace's memory may be made to Christ Church, U.C.C., Bath.

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Leon Creyer's mother passed..

Leon & Joanne Creyer, 5665 Riverview Rd., Slatington, Pa 18080

Betty J. Creyer, 85, of Beersville, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Alexandria Manor, Bath. She was the wife of the late Leon E. Creyer, Sr. with whom she shared 65 years of marriage prior to his death last July. Born in Northampton on October 30, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Minnie (Mertz) Hummel. Betty attended Lehigh Township High School. A member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, she worked for Ka-Res Lingerie and Mary Fashions for 30 years before retiring in 1994. Betty was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother who cherished her family. She was a member of Christ Church Little Moore United Church of Christ, Danielsville, and she enjoyed playing pinochle. Survivors: She is survived by her loving children; daughter, Brenda J. Eckhart and her husband, Sherwood of Moore Township; sons, Leon E. Creyer, Jr. and his wife, JoAnne of North Whitehall Township and Matthew H. Creyer and Lisa Gellock of Moore Township; grandsons, Aaron Eckhart and his wife, Megan of Lehigh Township and Jonathan Eckhart and his wife, Colleen of Danville; great-grandchildren, Brayden and Clara; a brother, Earl Hummel of Petersville; a sister, Naomi Beil and her husband, Bert of Petersville; along with nieces and nephews. In addition to her late husband, Leon Sr., she was preceded in death by two (2) sisters, Estella Beers and Esther Kemmerer. Services: Will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc, 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown - Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Monday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery at Little Moore, Danielsville. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, may be made in memory of Betty to the Memorial Fund of Christ Little Moore United Church of Christ, 913 South Mink Road, Danielsville, PA 18038. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?pid=170615067#sthash.gGjQd5I7.dpuf


Jane Litwin  (sister of Earl Hower)

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Jane E. Litwin, 56, of Northampton, PA, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg in Bethlehem, PA. Born in Allentown, PA, she was the daughter of Virginia (Heckman) Hower and the late Warren Hower. She was the wife of Charles Litwin for the past 28 years. She was a 1975 graduate of Northampton High School, and a 1979 graduate of Kutztown University. She worked in the bakery dept. at the Giant Food Store in Coplay for the past 11 years. She was a pre-school teacher for the former St. John's U.C.C. Nursery School, she was a 4-H leader, and was a member of the Allen Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladie's Auxiliary. She was a former basketball & softball coach for Allen Twp. Youth Assn. & Bath-E. Allen Youth Club. She was an avid Iron Pigs & Phillies fan. She was a member of St. John's U.C.C. Church, Northampton. Survivors: In addition to her mother & husband, she is survived by a son, Justin Litwin at home, daughter, Jennifer Litwin at home; brothers, Earl Hower & fiance Shelley of Leesburg, VA, James Hower & wife Amy of Northampton, PA and Jay Hower of Northampton, PA; sister, Jean wife of David Susko of Nesquehoning, PA; nephews Jeremiah & Michael Hower, nieces Michaela Susko & Emily Hower; and a great-nephew, Sebastian Hower Services: Funeral service will be at 11:00a.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at St. John's United Church of Christ - Northampton, 22 Atlas Road, Northampton, PA. A calling hour from 10-11:00a.m. will precede the service on Friday in the church. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery - Allen Twp., PA. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at  www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

Published in Morning Call from Mar. 19 to Mar. 21, 2014

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Please take the time to send a Sympathy Card to:  Karen (Misenhimer) Young and Family, for the loss of her mother Eleanor Misenhimer who passed on February 19, 2014.

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Eleanor Misenhimer, 85 of Allentown, PA, formerly of Northampton, PA died at her home Wednesday, February 19, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Allentown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Metro and Anna (Blahut) Kesack. She was the wife of Dr. Martin D. Misenhimer with whom she celebrated 61 years of marriage last June 14, 2013. Eleanor was a 1946 graduate of Liberty High School and Bethlehem Business College where she earned an Associates Degree. She went to work as a secretary in the Metallurgic Department for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for four years until she met Martin and they started their family together. Eleanor was devoted to raising her children and nurturing her extended family. An avid bowler for over 50 years, she was a member of many leagues. Her last league play was with Club 55 at the Rose Bowl, Allentown, PA. 

Survivors: Surviving along with her husband are two daughters, Karen, wife of Rick Young of Saint Louis, MO, Holly, wife of Darrin Knowles of Bethlehem Twsp., PA; two sons, David Misenhimer of Washington, DC, and Martin T. Misenhimer of Allentown, PA; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Kaplan of Allentown, PA, Mrs. Jo Trusheim of Warren, NJ; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Kesack of Bethlehem, PA, Mrs. Carmen Kesack, Lexington, KY; nine grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. She was predeceased by son, Brian Misenhimer in 1981; two brothers, William and Daniel Kesack; and a sister, Mrs. Geri Kotran in 1992. 

Services: A Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Schisler Funeral Home, Inc., 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

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Richard P. Fink on the loss of his father Charles (Chuck).                    

Charles P. Fink 
Charles P. Fink, 86, of Northampton, PA, died Sunday, February 16, 2014, at home. Born in Altoona (Lakemont), Blair County, PA, he was a son of the late Denver and Mary (Rice) Fink. He was the husband of Norma (Corbin) Fink for the past 59 years. He was a truck driver for 42 years before retiring in 1989. He Drove for the former P.I.E. in Bath, PA and the former Eastern Express. He served his country in the Navy in the Pacific during WWII. He was an avid camper, and he also enjoyed fishing, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. He was a devoted grandfather. Suvivors: In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Richard, Denver and companion Rosalie of Cementon (Whitehall Twp.), PA, and Edward and companion Barbara of Jim Thorpe, PA; grandsons, Lieutenant Michael Fink and Cadet Frank Fink; granddaughters, Autumn Fink and Kerri Fink. Services: Will be private, at the convenience of the family. The Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

***Richard & Song Fink, and sons, 8 Timberwood Ct., Moline, IL 61265

A beautiful song for anyone who has lost a loved one..

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Please, take the time to send a sympathy condolence to Steve Gerkovich and his family for the loss of his father, Stephen A. Gerkovich, 84 of Walnutport on January 31, 2014.  

Stephen A. Gerkovich 
Stephen A. Gerkovich, 84, of Walnutport passed away peacefully on January 31, 2014. Stephen and his wife, Julia A. (Grucela) Gerkovich, celebrated 59 years of marriage on November 27. He was born June 19, 1929 in Berlinsville and he was the son of the late Constantine and Katerina (Valo) Gerkovich. Stephen retired from the Bethlehem Steel after 45 years of employment. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Walnutport. He honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He served on the Honor Guard in Fort Meade. Survivors: His wife, Julia; son, Stephen T. Gerkovich and his wife, Sheryl, of Nazareth; daughter, Mary, wife of Andrew DeAngelo, of Whitehall; four grandchildren, Michael Gerkovich and Anne, wife of Mark Scagel, Thomas DeAngelo and Danielle, wife of Michael Pompella; a brother, Paul Gerkovich and his wife, Alma, of Walnutport. Stephen was predeceased by nine siblings. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 4, at 11 a.m. in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 4412 Mountain View Dr., Walnutport. Family and friends may call Monday evening, 6 to 8 p.m., in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, and Tuesday morning, 10 to 11 a.m., in the church. Burial with military honors will follow in the St. Nicholas Parish Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted to www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be presented to the Church Memorial Fund.

 

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**Please, take the time to send your Condolences to Diane Hock Turner and her family, for the loss of her father John S. Hock, Sr., on January 3, 2014,

John S. Hock, Sr. 
John S. Hock, Sr., 91, of Cypress Road, Walnutport, Lehigh Twp, died suddenly at home, Friday afternoon, Jan 3, 2014, at Blue Mountain Health Systems, Palmerton Campus. He was the husband of Mary R, (Horwith) Hock since Aug 14, 1948. Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Stephen, Sr. and Roza (Unger) Hock. John worked in the maintenance dept of Northern Lehigh Area School District, 12 yrs, retiring in 1990. Previously, he worked in the same capacity for the fmr Trojan Powder Co., Parkland, for many yrs. John was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville. He was a 1940 graduate of the fmr Berlinsville High School. A US Army Veteran of WWII, he served In the Pacific Theatre with the 12th Armored Division, achieved rank of Tech 5, John was an avid outdoor enthusiast. He enjoyed hunting the Blue Mountain, bird watching, and huckleberry picking, He enjoyed all sports, especially in Lehigh Twp, reading, and spending time with his family. John was a longtime member of the Palmerton Hungarian Club. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Diane M. wife of David Turner, Stephanie Kline and fiance Greg Wuchter, all of Lehigh Twp.; sons, Dennis J. and wife Darlene, Robert G. and wife Lori, all of Lehigh Twp, Thomas C. and wife Valerie of Breinigsville, John S., Jr. and wife Sandra of New Tripoli; ten grandchildren, Kristi, Julianne, Stacey, Amber, Adrienne, Jenna, Michelle, Kimberly, Jimmy, and Michael; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Anna Asbath of Bath, Helen Sodl of Northampton, Emma Toth of Waldorf, MD, Theresa Pastier of Macungie; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Toth, Rose Horvath, brothers, Stephen Jr., and Frank. Services: Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 1152 Oak Road, Walnutport (Berlinsville), PA 18088. Call, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, PA 18071 and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday in church. Interment W/ Military Honors, Parish Cemetery, Lehigh Twp. Online Condolences: www.schislerfuneralhomes.com Contributions: Lehigh Twp Recreation, 1069 Municipal Drive, Walnutport, Lehigh Twp, PA 18088.

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Hilda Reaser

1923-2014  Condolences for Allen Reaser

Hilda V. Reaser, 90, of Bath, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at the Muhlenberg Campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Woodrow A.J. Reaser with whom she shared 70 years of marriage on January 22nd. Born in Newburg on April 14, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Victor and Helen (Flyte) Heckman. Hilda was a devote wife and loving mother and grandmother. Known for her good luck, she enjoyed trips to the casinos and was an avid bingo player. Hilda will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her family. Survivors: In addition to her loving husband, Woodrow, she is survived by her children; sons, Richard Reaser and his wife, Gail of Lower Nazareth Township and Allen Reaser and his wife, Gail of Northampton; daughter, Gloria MacLean and her husband, Robert of Allentown; seven (7) grandchildren and nine (9) great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Reaser in 1999, as well as her brothers, Kenneth and Harvey Heckman; and her sisters, Virgil Green and Gladys Hartzell. Services: Will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Inc., 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, Village of Moorestown - Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Tuesday afternoon from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Green Mount Cemetery, Bath. Contributions: In memory of Hilda may be made to the American Heart Association , 212 E. Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.


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