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•   Lester Snyder  12/5
•   Terry Ann Roberts (Oswald)  11/26
•   Joan Hartwell (Maceyko)  11/25
•   Helene Bower (Morrissey)  11/20
•   Sharon Stringer (Kroening)  10/30
•   April-Jo Fox (Carl)  10/9
•   Brenda Frankenfield (Feiller)  10/3
•   Charmaine Palkovits (Turk)  10/2
•   Rosemary Hvazda (Muffley)  9/20
•   Carol Eckhart (Hunter)  8/21
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


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2 live in Arizona
5 live in California
2 live in Colorado
9 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Idaho
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
2 live in Maine
2 live in Maryland
3 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Michigan
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
1 lives in New Mexico
3 live in New York
8 live in North Carolina
3 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
301 live in Pennsylvania
3 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
3 live in Texas
3 live in Virginia
1 lives in Wisconsin
17 location unknown

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Sally Best (Haas)  12/16
•   Donna Sywensky (Beers)  12/18
•   Patricia Marakovits (Hunsicker)  12/21
•   Joseph Melinsky  12/21
•   Linda Crawford (Cook)  12/22
•   Jayne Moll (Nelson)  12/22
•   Debra Mondschein (Becker)  12/23
•   Carol Eckhart (Hunter)  12/30
•   Susan Kanas (Kromer)  1/1
•   Jeannie Miletics (Klock)  1/2
•   Francine Hinkle (Hendrickson)  1/5
•   Diane Hock (Turner)  1/8
•   Debra Bloss  1/13
•   Nancy Heffintrayer (Rice)  1/14

MISSING CLASSMATES


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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 50.1%


A:   192   Joined
B:   191   Not Joined

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Armell Mann McFarland lost her mother  12/2/201
 
Armell D. Mann Obituary
 
Armell D. Mann, 83 of Allen Township, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family. Born August 24, 1935 in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Edwin C., Jr. and Laura M. (Moyer) Moser, and wife of Gordon J. Mann, Sr. with whom she shared 65 years of marriage this past June 20, 2018. Armell was a graduate of Nazareth High School and was co-owner and operator of Mann's Dairy Barn and Mann Farms, Allen Township. She was a faithful member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kreidersville, where she served on church council, was a member of WELCA, and was a Sunday School teacher. Armell was a member of Northampton AARP, TOPS, Young at Heart Group, and the Fabulous 50's at the church. She enjoyed tatting, crocheting, and was a puzzle fanatic. Surviving along with her husband are daughters, Armell L. McFarland of Lehighton, and Lorie E. wife of Alan Gaugler of Northampton, sons, Gordon J., Jr. and wife Michele Mann of Lancaster, John E. and wife Lisa Mann of Northampton, Kenneth M., Sr. and wife Rose Mann of Palmerton, and Bruce G. Mann of Northampton, sisters, Elaine Bellis of Copella, PA , and June wife of William Kuhns, Sr. of Flagler Beach, FL; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM followed by a 3:00 PM funeral service on Sunday, December 9, 2018, all at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Northampton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in care of the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA. 18067 Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com
 
Published in Morning Call on Dec. 5, 2018
 
 

11/25/2018

To the 45th Reunion Committee
Thank you, thank you for going above and beyond with no doubt countless hours and great effort to make this reunion absolutely fantastic . Nancy, thanks for heading it up but it took a real team effort to make it all happen. You all are the best.
Jim Schneider 

Class of 1973 - Thank you all for a great reunion! Good seeing you and sharing memories. A special thank you to the planning committee. It's a lot of work and those of us who live out of town truly appreciate the hard work you put in to make this possible.
- Wanda Weidman

Northampton Area High School Class of 1973

45th Class Reunion was a HUGE success.

Thank You, to everyone in attendance, the energy in the room was electrifying. 

Lots of hugs, laughter and love spread throughout the venue. 

 

To the 45th Reunion Committee
Thank you, thank you for going above and beyond with no doubt countless hours and great effort to make this reunion absolutely fantastic . Nancy, thanks for heading it up but it took a real team effort to make it all happen. You all are the best.
Jim Schneider

HAPPY THANKSGIVING CLASS OF 1973

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Fred "R.F." Kern Jr. Obituary
 
Robert "R.F." Fred Kern, Jr., 63, of Center Street, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Twp, died late Friday evening, Nov 16, 2018, at Cedarbrook Nursing and Rehab Center, S. Whitehall Twp. He was the husband of Patricia M. (Nolan) Kern since July 22, 1992. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Robert F., Sr. and Joanne (Walczuk) Kern. R.F. was employed by Lehigh Valley Dairy, Allentown, and Lansdale, in the bulk receiving dept for many years until retiring. He was a longtime member of Teamsters Local #463, Allentown. R.F. was a member of the former Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay. A 1973 graduate of the Northampton High School, he was an avid music enthusiast, enjoying the guitar and trumpet, motorcycling, and cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles.Survivors: wife. children, Amiee Kern of Whitehall, Bradley and wife Linda Nolan of Hatfield, Montgomery County, Jennifer wife of Berto Alpizar, and Jessica Gordon, all of Belton, TX. 1 granddaughter. 1 grandchild on the way. sister, Debra wife of Richard Miller, Sr. of Whitehall. several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Sandra Haas.Services: 11:00AM Saturday, November 24, 2018, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067. Call, 9-11:00AM Saturday in funeral home. Interment, Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Airport Road, Allentown. Contributions: Cedarbrook Home Resident Fund, 350 S. Cedarbrook Road, Allentown, PA 18104. Online Condolences: www.schislerfuneralhomes.com
 
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 20, 2018

ALL THE CHECKS WERE TAKEN TO THE BANK TODAY AND DEPOSITED FOR YOUR

"45TH CLASS REUNION"

Stay warm, see you soon!

The Class Reunion Committee

njrice64@aol.com

 

 

Our 45th Class Reunion is dedicated to our classmates that we have lost! 

Remember, to give thanks to those we still have.


 

REMINDER, WE STILL HAVE ANGEL MONEY FOR THOSE THAT CAN'T AFFORD TO COME TO THE REUNION, BUT WANT TO.. 

CONTACT ME:  Nancy Heffintrayer Rice 

njrice64@aol.com

or

610-657-3095

SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT

NHS 
CLASS 

      OF

   1973

 

When that invitation to a high school reunion shows up, your first instinct may be to toss it in the trash. After all, adolescence is usually an awkward time that most people would rather forget rather than reminisce about. While many people will say that high school was the best time of their lives, this isn’t always true for everyone. Still, there are plenty of reasons why attending your high school reunion is a good idea. These are ten of the reasons why you might want to think twice before you chuck that invitation into the garbage can.

  1. To Reconnect With Old Friends – Remember the best friend that you talked to for hours every night on the telephone and swore you’d never grow apart from? Unless you’re one of the lucky few, chances are that you haven’t seen one another in years and may even have lost touch altogether. Few events offer the opportunity to reconnect with people that were once important to you like a high school reunion, and you may never see them again if you skip the event.
  2. Because You’ve Changed Dramatically – If you’ve lost a ton of weight or were the ugly duckling that became a swan in college or later in life, there’s something very satisfying about showing up to your high school reunion to flaunt those changes. Poise and confidence often come with age, so you can navigate your reunion much more easily than the halls of your high school.
  3. To Come to Terms With Aging – Seeing new fine lines and more gray hair isn’t easy to deal with for most people. When you arrive at your reunion and realize that everyone is getting older, it can make the experience feel less isolating and help you come to terms with the fact that aging is an inevitable part of life.
  4. Because Living Well is the Best Revenge – High school can be rough, especially for kids that don’t quite fit the mold. If you suffered through high school and have since built a wonderful, rewarding life for yourself despite the bad experiences, showing off your success to the people that treated you badly can be quite vindicating.
  5. To Network – Networking is so important in some fields that there are entire social websites built solely around the premise of helping people to network on a professional level. Attending your high school reunion can be a great experience, but it may also afford you some networking opportunities that you would otherwise miss out on.
  6. To Reminisce – Some people suffer through high school, but there are also those that reveled in the experience. Looking back at your high school career and sharing a few laughs with the people that were by your side for all of those great times can be very rewarding.
  7. To Show Your Spouse Where You Came From – Attending your high school reunion with your spouse is a great way to share a part of your formative years. You can tour your hometown, introduce old friends and share stories that you’d forgotten all about, helping you forge an even stronger bond.  Of course unless you are one of the luckiest people in the world and still married to your high school sweetheart (which is even more of a cause to celebrate with mutual friends)!
  8. To Party Like It’s 1973… Or Something – When careers and kids come along, opportunities to let your hair down can be few and far between. Your high school reunion will give you the chance to dance the night away. Rather than sharing the dance floor with a crowd of college kids at a nightclub, you’ll be surrounded by people your own age rocking out to songs you haven’t heard in years.
  9. To Satisfy Your Curiosity – If you’ve ever wondered where people ended up and what they have done with their lives this is your chance to find out.  Whether it is the motor head that constantly tinkered with his cool car or the nerd that always raised his hand to answer the teacher’s questions, it’s fun to see what became of them.
  10. Because Wall Posts Aren’t Real Conversations – Seeing pictures and FaceBook status updates from your old friends or even sending a few messages back and forth just isn’t the same as seeing them in the flesh and catching up. As hard as it may be to believe, some people don’t even maintain social networking accounts. If you haven’t seen your high school friends since graduation, there’s no better place to catch up than the spot where you all went your separate ways.

" REMINDER "

12 more days to get your reunion return in!

Don't miss this reunion, we may not have a 50th!

njrice64@aol.com

 

REMINDER   

 

November 9th is coming fast, only 14 more days.

Get your reunion returns in!

Another great raffle gift. Take the time to look this one up and see all it has to offer. We have one and love it. When the powers out you aren't. This can start a car and we have done it, charge cell phones, computers, tablets faster than normal. 

DONATED BY: TERRY ROBERTS OSWALD..

THE HALO BOLT

WHO DOESN'T NEED THIS RAFFLE ITEM..

DONATED BY: BILL & DEBBIE HECKMAN

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KEEP THOSE REUNION RESPONSE CARDS COMING IN

KINDLY RESPOND BY: NOVEMBER 9, 2018

OUR 45TH REUNION WILL BE IN REMEMBERANCE OF THOSE PASSED!  

(37 SISTERS/BROTHERS)

THEIR NAMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND IF YOU HAVE A SPECIAL STORY TO TELL

LET'S HEAR IT!!

SEE YA, NOVEMBER 24, 2018

**Several donations have come in for those in need, so that you can come to your reunion and enjoy! Contact us...610-657-3095 / njrice64@aol.com

 

WHO DOESN'T WANT AN AIR FRYER... I KNOW I'M TRYING MY LUCK ON THIS ONE....

THANKS. LINDA SILFIES HUMMEL AND SHARON WOODRING KOHLER

 

ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL RAFFLE ITEM.... SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BREAST CANCER..... 

THANKS TO CHRIS AND KAREN MAKOVSKY..

  

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Raffle Item...

This gift if beautiful. Donated by Bindic's Embroidery...

Northampton Class of 1973 Stadium Blanket

4' 10" x 4' 1"

Waterproof with secure strap

Who doesn't like gift cards with Ice Cream and Pizza...

Who doesn't want a 32" Colored TV..HD..LED

Who's going to get this Raffle Item?

Another Raffle Item...

Miller Lite outdoor Charcoal Grill, Charcoal, Lighter Fluid and 9 pc. server set

Raffle Items are coming in...

Dinner and a Movie...

 

 

Another Raffle donation...

Who doesn't want a travel bag to go on a Romantic Destination?

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Everyone, this is the last call for your raffle items.  Please, remember that the raffle items do keep our reunions going and enjoyable. On Oct. 13th, 2018 the reunion committee will be putting our program together for the class reunion and we wanted to include your raffle item in the program. I will need to have your item or atleast a discription of your raffle item by Monday Oct. 9, 2018. Then, I will be running the programs off so that we can put them together on Sat. Oct. 13th when the reunion committee get's together. 

Thank you, to all the respones coming back for the reunion.Whether it's because you can't make it, you can make it or an address change. This makes the committee members jobs easier and they do work hard. 

Thank you, to two Angels who have already sent money in to help classmates in need. Everyone get's in a pinch, now and again. Come and join us! Let me know and we'll help you and AGAIN, it will only be between you and I.  PROMISE...

heart We will be remembering our classmates that have passed. Come and remember with us. If you've lost a friend and want to say something to remember them, come and tell us THEIR story.

To remember is to never forget!

Love and Hugs, to our Class Family

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com    610-657-3095

 

MORE RAFFLE ITEMS TO LOOK FORWARD TO...MORE TO COME...

Some committee members thought it would be interesting to see what doing a reunion looks like. 

I guess I won't be decorating for Halloween or Thanksgiving...

Got to love it right,  Brenda and Linda. hahahahahahaha

 

 

 

This was posted on Oct. 1, 2018 by Lester Snyder

Posted on: Oct 01, 2018 at 11:12 PM

Let me see if I have this straight. They can afford a $100.00 basket to donate to the class reunion BUT, then they stoop low enough to cry poverty so that a class Angel will purchase their tickets to the reunion. Things that make you go WTF. 

 

FYI... To our class members: Never once has any money been taken out of our class account for anything other than our reunions or to help a classmate in need. Never once has our "Angel's Money" been used to pay for a committee members tickets for the reunion or even to buy a pizza for our meetings. Never once have we cried "poverty". The committee members are wonderful and giving people who want nothing more than to make our reunions the best it can be. We "HAVE" been called the best class reunion out of all the classes leaving NHS. The committee members have gone above and beyond for everyone of our class family members and have never stooped low to anyone. I am personally so very proud of these "genuine" giving ladies and gentlemen. 

Keep up the good work Committee Members, your goodness shows the love you have for your "Class of 1973."

NO FURTHER EXPLANATION OR RESPONSE WILL BE NEEDED ON OUR CLASS SITE..

 

ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS CONTACT ME

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

NJRICE64@AOL.COM

610-657-3095

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Enjoy the photo's

Raffle Items Promised

If you promised to donate a raffle basket for our 45th Class Reunion, please get them to the Reunion Committee ASAP.

We make up programs for the guest tables and create signs for the front of each raffle item. This takes time to make up and print off. 

I might be calling you to see if you are still going to donate. If I can pick it up I will. 

Thanks, 45th Reunion Committee

njrice64@aol.com

 

GIVING YOU SOME IDEALS AS TO WHAT KIND OF RAFFLE ITEMS WE WILL HAVE.
RAFFLE ITEMS KEEP OUR REUNION GOING AND OUR PRICES DOWN. 

Car Care Kit


Ninja 3-Brew Coffee Maker

OUR 45TH CLASS REUNION RAFFLE ITEMS 
RAFFLE ITEMS KEEP OUR REUNIONS GOING AND KEEPS OUR PRICES DOWN.

SOME MORE RAFFLE ITEMS TO CHECK OUT FOR YOUR 45TH REUNION..

Donated by: Jim Schneider

 

 

 

 

Ok Everyone, the invitations were mailed this week. The reunion committee did a wonderful job. Everyone should have received one. If you haven't received one, please let me know and I'll check into it. Make sure you address is correct on the class site.

ALSO, VERY IMPORTANT:

Don't throw your invitation away if you think you can't afford it. Get in contact with me and we'll see if we can take care of it. We have several ANGEL'S AMONG OUR CLASS, that are more than willing to help you out, along with the class reunion committee. Everyone deserves to come and have a great time, regardless of your situation. Jeff and I are among those in a pinch, Jeff  lost his job in December right before Christmas, when his company moved to Italy. Our unemployment ran out and now we're living on LOVE. It happens to everyone at some time. Again, if you need help, it will be between you and I (Nancy Rice).

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

3367 W. Walker Rd., Bath, Pa 18014

610-657-3095     njrice64@aol.com (please fill in message area)

 

Linda (Silfies) Hummel's husband Kenny Hummel needs your prayers.

Kenny Hummel had surgery on Monday July, 16, 2018.  He was diagnosed with cancer. Kenny will be starting radiation treatments on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

Please, keep Kenny and Linda (Silfies) Hummel in your prayers.

 

Helen H. Sodl

Helen H. Sodl

March 02, 1921 - August 19, 2018

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Our beloved Mother Helen H. (Hock) Sodl, 97, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at her daughter Sandra’s home in Bethlehem where she resided. Helen was born in Palmerton on March 2, 1921 to the late Stephen and Roza (Unger) Hock. 

She was a loving wife of the late George S. Sodl with whom she shared 61 beautiful years of marriage. Though she was a homemaker, she also worked as a sewing machine operator in the local garment industry. 

Helen will be lovingly remembered by her son George Sodl (Pat), daughters Helen Trinkle (James), Sandra Meashock (Darryl), Anna Marie Van Arsdall, Patty Sinatore (Dino) and son Rudolph Sodl as well as 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She will also be truly missed by her sister Theresa Pastier as well as sisters-in-law Mary Hock and Catherine Hock. 

She was predeceased by a son Richard, daughter Mary Ann Griffith, granddaughter Sherrie Sodl, grandson, Patrick Sinatore as well as son-in-law Mark Van Arsdall. She now joins her siblings Rose Horvath, Stephen Hock, Anna Asbath, Mary Toth, John Hock, Frank Hock and Emma Toth in Heaven. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 24th at 11:00 a.m. in Annunciation BVM, 122 Union St., Catasauqua. Family and friends may call Thursday Evening August 23rd from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the church or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be submitted above.


 

ANNUAL NHS CLASS OF '73

SUMMER GATHERING
This Saturday August 18th - 1 pm - ???
747 S. Cottonwood Dr. Walnutport PA   18088
(Richard's dad's house)
 
Join old friends 
reminisce, and enjoy great food and drinks 
 
PLEASE RSVP ASAP
610-217-3818 - Richard
lfvr55@hotmail.com or text/call 908-892-8086 - Lois
 
Hope to see you there!!!

 

 
 
Carol (Faustner) Donovan lost her sister Lillian 8/12/2018
 
Lillian P. Brearman Obituary   Lillian P. Brearman, 80, of Walnutport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at St. Luke's Hospital – Gnaden Huetten in Lehighton. She was the wife of the late Clifford F. "Cliff" Brearman, Sr., with whom she shared 43 loving years of marriage prior to his passing in 2003. Born in Bronx, New York, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Paula (Rosner) Faustner. She was a graduate of Northampton High School, class of 1956. A member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Lillian was employed by the former ADJ Fashions in Cherryville, and later in Palmerton, where she worked as a sewing machine operator for many years before retiring. Collecting recipes and playing bingo were among her favorite pastimes. Lillian was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Indianland as well as the Oplinger-Hower American Legion Post 899, Walnutport and the Roosevelt Democratic Club, Danielsville. Survivors: She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her daughters, Carolyn Long and her husband, William, of Bath, Joyce Costenbader and her husband, Lee, of Palmerton, Brenda Brearman, of Walnutport, and Susan Weiand and her husband, James, of Slatington; sons, Clifford Brearman, Jr., of Easton, and Scott Brearman and his wife, Debbie, of Northampton; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Faustner and his wife, Joan, of Catasauqua and Rudolph Faustner and his wife, Doreen, of Moore Township; sisters, Deborah Mast and her husband, William, of Royersford, and Carol Donovan and her husband, John, of East Stroudsburg; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her late husband, Clifford, she was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy "Dottie" Kay. Services: A Public Graveside Service will be held on Friday, August 17, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. in Indianland Cemetery, Cherryville (Lehigh Township). There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, Inc., Village of Moorestown – Bath. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered in memory of Lillian to the Alzheimer's Association
617 A Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055.

Published in Morning Call

 Charlie & Carol (White) Resh's son Capt. Mark T. Resh Honored

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, a sign dedication ceremony was held on Rt. 100 and Tilghman St. (front of Key Bank) in honor of Carol's son Capt. Mark T. Resh.

The latest honor for a Lehigh County hero killed in Iraq will help keep his memory alive and remind residents every day of his sacrifice.

U.S. Army Capt. Mark T.Resh, a helicopter pilot, died Jan. 28, 2007, after the Apache he was piloting was shot down during a battle in An Najaf, Iraq.

The 28-year-old Resh and co-pilot, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Cornell Chao, took on enemy fire so another air crew under attack could get out of danger, Army officials said.

Both men were posthumously awarded a Silver Star Medal for their heroic actions that day. The Silver Star is the third highest military decoration for valor.

Resh was also awarded a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star

PRAYERS NEEDED:

Linda (Silfies) Hummel & Kenny Hummel

Kenny had surgery on Monday July, 16, 2018. He is waiting for test results to rule out cancer. Keep them in your prayers.

Brenda (Frankenfield) Feiller

Brenda had eye surgery on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Pam (Rodreguez)Thompson

Prayers for Pam who lost her husband Bill on July, 16, 2018

 

 

 
Pam Rodreguez lost her husband Bill on 7-16-2018

William A. Thompson 65 of Elizabethtown, died Monday, July 16, 2018 at LifeCare Hospitals of Mechanicsburg.
Mr. Thompson was born in Harrisburg and was the son of Mary Lowe Tyrrell and the late Billy A. Thompson. He was retired from ACS Claims, where he was an insurance adjuster. He was a member of the Elizabethtown American Legion Post 329.
Mr. Thompson was predeceased by his step-father, Peter Tyrrell.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 4 years, Pamela Rodriguez Thompson; his daughters, Rachel (Tony) Dillon of Hummelstown and Tina (Bill) Crouse of Hershey; four grandchildren; his mother Mary Tyrrell of Palmyra; his sisters, Cindy (Ken) Adams of Harrisburg and Leslie Tyrrell of Steelton; his brothers, Jeffrey Thompson of Steelton, Shawn (Missy) Tyrrell of Halifax and Pete (Caryn) Tyrrell of Mechanicsburg.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 11 A.M. at the Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 6011 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg.
A Visitation will be held on Friday from 10 to 11 A.M. at the funeral home, prior to the service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Charity of One's Choice.

SERVICES
Visitation

Friday, July 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. of Linglestown
6011 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112

 

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 20, 2018
11:00 AM

 

Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. of Linglestown
6011 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112

Raffle Basket donations are coming in for our 45th Class Reunion

(If you'd like to donate a basket so that we can continue to have great class reunions, please, make check payable to: Nancy Rice 3367 W. Walker Rd., Bath, Pa 18014. Our class funds are still in a CD until October so we don't have a checking account as of yet.)

A sincere Thank You, to the ones that have donated so far... $100+ VALUE EACH

Charmaine Palkovits Turk                                                 

James Schneider

Sharon Woodring Kohler

Terry Roberts Oswald

Brenda Frankenfield Feiller

Jerry & Vicki Hussar

Debbie Lamparter & Bill Heckman

Wanda Weidman

Nancy Heffintrayer & Jeff Rice

Marie Pasquarillo Kutz

Stephanie Kimack Borger

Chris & Karen Macovsky

****IF WE'VE MISSED ANYONE, PLEASE LET US KNOW....THANK YOU IN ADVANCE...

THE CLASS REUNION COMMITTEE

njrice64@aol.com

610-657-3095

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passing of John Paulkovits' Mother

Helen E. Paukovits, 91, of Northampton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Scared Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late William P. Paukovits, Sr. and loving companion of Robert Check for the past 24 years. Born January 1, 1927 in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Eberhardt) Herschman. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton. Survivors: sons, William P. and wife, Rosann, and JOHN F.. and wife, Pattiann; daughter, Nancy; 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 7th at 10:30 a.m. in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Family and friends may call 9 – 10:00 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions: Memorials may be presented to the church c/o funeral home. 

Published in Morning Call on May 4, 2018

 

Passing of Kermit E. Geary's Mother

Charlotte N. Geary, 98, of Newfoundland, formerly of Walnutport, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 in her residence. She was the wife of the late Kermit E. Geary, who passed away in 2010. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Laura May (McCormick) Lawrence. Charlotte was a former member of the St. John's Episcopal Church, Palmerton, and a member of the Lehigh Valley National Railroad Historical Society. Charlotte is survived by a son: Kermit E Geary, Jr. of Walnutport; Daughters: Carole Homeyer of Newfoundland, Charlotte and husband Robert Stefanik of Hazleton; Grandchildren: Diane Homeyer and husband James Fiore, III, and Carrie Martini. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday June 2, 2018 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington. Calling hour 9-10 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Indianland Cemetery. Donations in Charlotte's memory are suggested to Arcadia Hospice, 700 S. State St, Ste A, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Published in Morning Call on May 30, 2018

 
(Steve Gerkovich)
 

 

Helene Bower Morrissey,  lost her father May 6, 2018

Lewis E. Bower

December 5, 1934 ~ May 6, 2018 (age 83)

Lewis E. Bower, 83 , of Walnutport, passed away Sunday May 6, 2018 in his home.   He was the husband of the late Delores A. Bower, who passed away in August 2017.  Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul and Dorothy (Roth) Bower.  A proud US Navy veteran, Lewis served 2 terms in Vietnam.  He was employed as a salesman and public relations in Northampton & Lehigh counties for Jerry Simcoe’s Beverages in Walnutport for 26 years.   Lewis was a member of the VFW Post 7215, Walnutport and the American Legion Oplinger Hower Post 899, Walnutport.  He enjoyed the outdoors, and spending time with his loving family.
Lewis is survived by daughters: Helene and husband Joseph Morrissey of Davenport, FL, Crystal and husband Eric Krauss of Walnutport, Cheryl Kresge and fiance Arron Borger of Northampton; 5 Grandchildren; Sisters: Gerry and husband Lawrence Krause, Linda and husband William DeMauriac.
Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday May 12, 2018 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington.  Calling hour 10 to 11 A.M. at the funeral home.  Interment with military honors to follow at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown.  Contributions in Lewis’ name are suggested to Peaceable Kingdom, 1049 MacArthur Rd, Whitehall PA 18052

Loss of a Classmate

Lynn D Silfies

January 13, 1956 ~ May 1, 2018 (age 62)

Lynn D. Silfies, 62, formerly of Bath, passed away Tuesday May 1, 2018 at Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown.  She was the daughter of the late Norman C. “Pete” Silfies and Arlene E. (Fehnel) Hennings.  Lynn worked as a head trainer for Denny’s Restaurants, traveling the country, helping train staff at new locations.  Prior to that, she worked at the Turn-in Restaurant in Bath.   She was a former member of Good Shepherd UCC, Slatington.
She is survived by brothers: Barry Silfies and wife Debbie of Slatington, Dennis Silfies of Slatedale; Step-brother: Peter Hennings and wife Laura of FL; Step-sister: Trish Hennings of FL; Nephew: David Silfies and wife Shannon; Niece: Emily and husband David McGinnis; Great-Niece: Calliope.
Services will be private; Arrangements are being handled by Harding Funeral Home, Slatington.

Loss of our Classmate, Gary R. Townsend on March 28, 2018

Gary R. Townsend, 62 of Bethlehem passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at his residence. Born April 10, 1955 in Salisbury, MD, he was the son of the late Russell Townsend and Margaret "Peggy" (Christopher) Townsend of Northampton. Gary worked as a Final Technician for Mack Trucks for 32 years before retiring in 2006. He raced motorcycles at Zinc City in Palmerton and he also loved Nascar. He was a former member of Fraternal Order of Eagles in Bethlehem. In his spare time he enjoyed renovating houses and apartments. Surviving are sons, Gary Townsend, Jr. of Greenacres, FL & Jeremy Ponstingl of Allentown, PA, daughter, Kelly Townsend of Catasauqua, PA, step-son, Ryan James of Charleston, SC, step-daughter, Ashley Lacerda of West Jefferson, NC, sisters, Molly, wife of Richard Stahley of Saylorsburg, PA, Melissa, wife of Gary Blair of New Castle, IN & Mary, wife of Stephen Arndt of Mertztown, PA, half-brothers, Russell Townsend of Melbourne, FL & Tom Townsend and wife Eva of Gotha, FL, 4 grandchildren, nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by half-sister, Marie Granski. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 7, at 11:00 AM at Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave. Northampton, PA 18067 followed by interment at Fairview Cemetery - Northampton.The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM prior to the service in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Gary Townsend C/O Schisler Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

Published in Morning Call on Apr. 3, 2018

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TWO NAMES HAVE BEEN TAKEN OFF OF OUR LIST, THANKS TO OUR CLASSMATES (Terry Murphy, Diane Balliet and Carol Eberts)

STILL NEED TWO MORE DATES FOUND....

As we get closer to the 45th Class Reunion on November 24, 2018, we will be needing your help along the way. Which in turn, you will be recieving more and more emails from us. You may not be planning on coming to your 45th Reunion, but, we could still use your help or input. 

We have a deceased classmate list and we keep it respectively as current as humanly possible. We do have a few classmates that we do not have dates/years of their deaths. We would like to get them put on the list the proper way. Maybe you were neighbors, friends or know family of the names below and can help us.

Below, are the names of our friends:  only two more left to find...

Frank Pflugler

Robert Yambor

Respectively, Class Reunion Committee

njrice64@aol.com (Nancy Heffintrayer Rice)

 

 
 

 

Please keep Carol (Eckhart) Hunter in your prayers with the loss of her mother:

Catherine M. (Sherman) Eckhart, 86, of Main Street, Northampton, died Sunday evening, March 11, at Mahoning Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton. She was the wife of the late Ernest E. Eckhart Sr., who passed in 2002.
Born in Gerrardstown, WV, she was a daughter of the late Edgar P. and Rosie (Adams) Sherman.
Catherine was employed as a seamstress by the former D&D Shirt Co., Northampton, retiring in 1985.
She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bath, Moore Township. She was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker.
Survivors: daughter, Carol L., wife of Russel Hunter, of FL. sons, Allen W., and wife Donna, of Albrightsville, Bryan of Northampton, and Ernest E. Eckhart Jr. and fiancée, Nancy Gerstenberg, of Laurys Station; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Eckhart, Janet L., wife of Ralph Eckhart Jr., and BettyLou Whitaker, all of Northampton; brother, Edward Sherman of Allentown; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by daughter, Donna M. Schleicher in 2016.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton. Call, 9-10 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Airport Road, Hanover Township. Online condolences: www.schislerfuneralhomes.com.
Contributions: Church Memorial Fund.
Published in Times News on March 13 2018

 
Wanda Wieand Buss Classmate of  Northampton Class of 1973
Wanda Buss Obituary
 
Wanda A.(Wieand)  Buss, of Northampton died Thursday, March 8, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Clayton R. and Mary E. (Ruch) Wieand. She was the wife of William F. Buss, Jr. She was last employed by Dunn & Bradstreet, Bethlehem where she worked in data entry for 20 years until retiring in 2008. Surviving along with her husband are son, Stephen T. Buss and wife Laura, sister, Mrs. Audrey Troxell; 4 grandchildren. She was predeceased by son, Terry Allen Buss and 2 brothers. A Funeral service will be at 11 AM on Wednesday March 14, 2018 at Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave. Northampton, PA. 18067. Calling hour:10-11 AM prior to the services. Interment will follow in Indianland Cemetery Association, Cherryville, PA. Contributions: To the family C/O the funeral home. Condolences: www.schislerfuneralhomes.com
Published in Morning Call on Mar. 10, 2018

                               

                               Card Shower needed for Ronald Knopf...

Terry (Roberts) Oswald was notified by Ronald's sister Tina that he is very ill. Tina stated that Ron is going through Chemo/Radiation for throat cancer and would like a card shower to boost his spirits.

Please, class family, take the time to send a card to cheer one of our own. Say a prayer for Ron! When more than one are gathered in his name... God Bless You All....

              Ronald Knopf 1385 Stewart St., Northampton, Pa 18067

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com

per Terry Roberts Oswald

 

 

 

 

 

My sister Michelle White/Baily husband past away on 2/7/18 Michelle was class of 79. He had a massive stroke. Prayers needed,  Bob Rocky White

 

David Lack's son passed at the age of 38 yrs. on January 8, 2018

David Lack Obituary

David Jason Lack, 38, of Moore Township, devoted husband and loving father, passed gently to be with his heavenly father, on Monday, January 08, 2018, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Dave's steadfast and unwavering bravery in his 5-year-battle with cancer touched everyone's lives. David and his wife, Cory (Scheller) Lack, were together for 20 years as childhood sweethearts, and married for 13 years. He was the son of David M. and Deborah D. (Dixon) Lack, of Moore Township. A graduate of Northampton High School, class of 1998, he attended Wilkes University where he earned a Bachelor degree in Accounting. Dave was the General Manager and Director of Finance for the Board of Directors of Associated Fasteners, Inc., Bath. Additionally, he was a partner in T&D Investments, LLC. Dave was active in Moore Township girl's softball, where he served as coach, and also played in the slowpitch men's league. He loved riding his Harley, hiking adventures, camping, and spending time with his family. Dave's quick sense of humor and witty banter made him loved by all. Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Cory, and his parents, he is survived by three amazing, beautiful children, Jason T., Claire, and Evelyn Ann Lack, all at home; two sisters, Melissa Wright, of Northampton, and Diane Lack, of Moore Township; maternal grandmother, Helen C. Dixon, of Arkansas; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Lack, of Danielsville; parent-in-laws, Terrence and Sharon (Saylor) Scheller, of Bethlehem; two brothers-in-law, Reggie Scheller, of Allentown, and Matt Scheller and his wife, Dawn, of Chambersburg; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Cruz and her husband, Moises, of Allentown; grandmothers-in-law, Julia Scheller, of Bethlehem, and Dolores Saylor, of Allentown; many nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles, and cousins, who will miss his everyday smile and presence. David was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Edward J. Dixon, Jr., and paternal grandfather, Anthony Lack, as well as his grandfathers-in-law, Joseph Scheller and Leroy Saylor. Services: His Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 19, 2018, at 10:30 A.M. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 210 E. Northampton Street, Bath, PA 18014. There will be no calling hours. Interment will follow in Sacred Parish Cemetery, Bath. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, Inc., Village of Moorestown - Bath. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, David's family has requested that contributions may be offer in his memory to the Lack Children Education Fund, c/o Melissa Wright, 930 Old Carriage Road, Northampton, PA 18067. Checks may be made payable to Melissa Wright FBO Lack Children Education Fund.

Published in Morning Call from Jan. 12 to Jan. 20, 2018

Donna Driesbach/Dendor brother John passed 1/3/18 .. Please send your condolences to Donna.

John Dreisbach Obituary

JOHN DREISBACH
1937 - 2018

John E. Dreisbach, 80, of Schnecksville died Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in his home. He was the husband of Anita F. (Minet) Dreisbach to whom he was married 57 years. Born in Northampton, January 26, 1937, John was the son of the late John S. and Anna T. (Slokliklowitz) Dreisbach. He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during a peacetime era. John was employed as the store manager of MACY's at the Lehigh Valley Mall for 20 years before retiring in 2001. Prior to that, he worked in the same capacity at the former Hess's in Allentown for 22 years. He was a member of St Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield and the Tri-Boro Sportsman's Club, Northampton. John enjoyed fishing the Little Lehigh River and was an avid Eagle's Fan. Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Anita; daughters, Cheryl L. Angstadt and her husband, John of Leesport, Debra Ann Dreisbach and her fiancé, Joseph Steinmetz of Wildwood Crest, NJ; siblings, Robert Dreisbach of Northampton, Diane Cortazzo of Bath, Donna Allain-Dendor of DeForest, WI: grandchildren, Eric and Lauren; great grandson, Madden; beloved dog, Holly; predeceased by a brother, Richard Dreisbach. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield. The Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Wargo will be the celebrant. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9:30 - 10:30 am. Saturday in the church. Interment with military honors will follow the service at Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville. The Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., in Schnecksville is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Boro Sportsman's Club c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

Published in Morning Call on Jan. 4, 2018

Happy Holidays To You All

As like other years, we are reaching out to any classmates in need for your Christmas or New Years dinner. Some Angels came forward and dropped some money in my mail box to help anyone (someone) in need. These Angels want to remain annomous. Thank you again, to our Angels!

If you are having a rough time and could use a little help for your Christmas dinner or New Years dinner, just let me know. We are a family and we take care of each other!

Again, your identification will remain annomous and I (Nancy) will be the only one that knows who you are.

No judgement or questions!   PROMISE!!

Sincerely, with much love, Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year

Nancy (Heffintrayer) Rice

610-657-3095

njrice64@aol.com

                                        Happy Thanksgiving To You All

As like other years, we are reaching out to any classmates in need for Thanksgiving. An Angel came forward and dropped some money in my mail box to help anyone (someone) in need. The Angel wants to remain annomous, as they have put a shhhhh on the card, and that I will respect. <3

If you are having a rough time and could use a little help for Thanksgiving, just let me know. Jeff and I have always helped when classmates have needed, but, for us this year it will be different story. Jeff's work is closing up Dec. 8, 2017 and we will be limited to what we can do. Thank, The Lord Almight, for sending an Angel to watch over us. 

Again, your identification will remain annomous and I (Nancy) will be the only one that know who you are. Our NHS committee members won't know, neither will the Angel. PROMISE!!

Sincerely, with much love,

Nancy (Heffintrayer) Rice

njrice64@aol.com

 

 

 

                                          PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS        

I have been asked what PAST announements have said about certain things. 

All you have to do is go on the class site: www.northamptonclassof73.com and sign in.

Go to the left side and click on Home Page and keep scrolling down until all the past announcments show up. 

Everything that has been posted will be there to look at unless it is an expired announcement!

Hope this helps answer some questions...

   **** I've been getting several inquiries about Melinda (Marakovits) Mullner's condition****

As many of you know Melinda (Marakovits) Mullner was shot in her home and he husband Joe was killed. 

I've heard from Melinda's cousin Pat (Marakovits) and her daughter in law Bianca Mullner.  Melinda is on the upswing and doing better each day. She is in an induced coma and will require more abdominal surgeries. According to Pat, they have not told Melinda about her husband Joe being deceased. 

On another sad note for this family, Bianca (daughter in law) was pregnant during this difficult time and delivered a stillborn child. This family still needs our prayers and blessings sent to them.

PLEASE, Continue to keep them in your prayers and thoughts, cards, flowers and visits are not allowed for Melinda, but prayers are.

Melinda (Lindy) is a part of our Class of 1973 and she is part of our Class family!

Sincerely, Nancy (Heffintrayer) Rice

njrice64@aol.com 

 

    40 th Reunion

Hi Everyone:  Our 45th reunion is a year away on November 24, 2018. The reunion committee will start getting together for meetings and we're asking for your help. Would you please take a couple of minutes and check your information that you have listed on our Class site at www.northamptonclassof73.

Check that your email address, home address, and phone numbers are correct.

We will take care of the rest! 

Sincerely,

Nancy (Heffintrayer) Rice

njrice64@aol.com

NORTHAMPTON CLASS OF 1973

45TH CLASS REUNION

NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER

(renovated and beautiful)

NOVEMBER 24, 2018

(SAVE THE DATE)

Our 45th reunion is coming upon us fast. At this time we are asking if anyone would like to design our invitation and the RSVP Card. If you are interested please contact us ASAP, because our reunion meetings will be starting next month. If we have more than one person interested in being our designer, we will then vote on the one we would like to use. If you would like a copy of our past invitation with all the information on it as a sample, we can provide that for you. 

Contact: Nancy (Heffintrayer) Rice

njrice64@aol.com

Thanks in advance:

Northampton Class of 1973

Reunion Committee

PLEASE, PLEASE ...Pray for our Classmate Melinda Marakovits Mullner who was seriously shot and is in LVH Cedar Crest and her husband Joe Mullner, who passed away during this senceless crime. 

Morning Call Article

Police are still trying to piece together a motive for the shooting, which left 64-year-old Joseph F. Mullner Jr. dead and his wife, Melinda Mullner, 61, seriously injured.

“This was a personal dispute that was going on between the two cousins,” District Attorney John Morganelli said at a Thursday afternoon news conference.

 

Message from Donald Miller about Candi (Stoudt) Miller

Candi just underwent major spine surgery in New York. This was after previous spine surgery and chemotherapy. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Donnie Miller

Please keep Candi (Stoudt) and Donald Miller in your prayers during a difficult time.

 Sharon Woodring Kohler lost her brother Larry 9/26/17

Larry W. Woodring, 63, of East Allen Township, formerly of Bath, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Northampton, on November 30, 1953, he was a son of Marguerite (Heffintrayer) Woodring, of Moore Township, and the late Walter E. Woodring, Sr. Larry attended Northampton High School prior to serving in the United States Navy during Vietnam. He was employed by the County of Northampton, where he served as head of the maintenance department for several years. His work was his passion, and to say that he loved work would be an understatement. Beyond his exceptional work ethic, Larry enjoyed helping people and was always there when called upon. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors: In addition to his mother, Marguerite, he is survived by his son, Timothy A. Woodring and his wife, Jennifer, with whom he resided; two grandchildren, Prestin A. Woodring and Kailey V. McClellan; two brothers, Wayne Woodring and his wife, Yvonne, and Donald Woodring and his wife, Marina, both of Lehigh Township; three sisters, Eileen Miller, of Bath, Bonnie Hoffert, of Emmaus, and Sharon Kohler, of Walnutport; along with many nieces and nephews. Services: A Memorial Service in celebration of Larry's life will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 12:00 Noon 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 Friday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Contributions: In memory of Larry contributions may be offered to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

 

Published in Morning Call on Sept. 27, 2017

 

 

Larry W. Woodring, 63, of East Allen Township, formerly of Bath, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Northampton, on November 30, 1953, he was a son of Marguerite (Heffintrayer) Woodring, of Moore Township, and the late Walter E. Woodring, Sr. Larry attended Northampton High School prior to serving in the United States Navy during Vietnam. He was employed by the County of Northampton, where he served as head of the maintenance department for several years. His work was his passion, and to say that he loved work would be an understatement. Beyond his exceptional work ethic, Larry enjoyed helping people and was always there when called upon. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Survivors: In addition to his mother, Marguerite, he is survived by his son, Timothy A. Woodring and his wife, Jennifer, with whom he resided; two grandchildren, Prestin A. Woodring and Kailey V. McClellan; two brothers, Wayne Woodring and his wife, Yvonne, and Donald Woodring and his wife, Marina, both of Lehigh Township; three sisters, Eileen Miller, of Bath, Bonnie Hoffert, of Emmaus, and Sharon Kohler, of Walnutport; along with many nieces and nephews. Services: A Memorial Service in celebration of Larry's life will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 12:00 Noon 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 Friday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Contributions: In memory of Larry contributions may be offered to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

 

Published in Morning Call on Sept. 27, 2017

   Constance (Connie) Arndt Classmate of 1973

Constance L. Palmer, 61 years, of Kutztown, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. She was the wife of Phillip P. Palmer for 13 years last December. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Grace (Jacoby) Arndt. She was a rural postal carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Fogelsville for 20 years. Connie was also a bus driver for the Northwestern Lehigh School District. She was on the Board of Directors for the former Northwestern Ambulance Corps and was of the Lutheran Faith. Survivors: Husband, Phillip, daughter, Chrystal Brunson, and husband Jerome of Harrisburg, son, Craig Deppe, and wife Erin of Emmaus, step daughters, Pamela Kline of New Tripoli, Shannon Rinkinen, and husband Ross of Michigan, Jennifer Livengood of Bucks Co.; step sons, Patrick Palmer of Breinigsville, Ted Livengood, and wife Dawn of Illinois, sisters, Charlotte Yeakel, and husband Leo of Chinchilla, Patricia Warnagiris, and husband Joseph of Walnutport, Sharon Weber of Tennessee, Judy Smyth of Slatington; brother, Dale Arndt, and wife Alice of Danielsville, 7 grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters, Brenda Solt and Cindy Arndt, and a step son, Phillip, Jr. She will be missed by her beloved pet companions. Services: Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Keller Funeral Homes, Inc., Fogelsville. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.KellerFuneralHomes.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sanctuary at Haafsville, PO Box 921, Fogelsville, 18051 or online at www.thesanctuarypa.org/donate.

 

Published in Morning Call on Sept. 16, 2017

https://www.gofundme.com/timgroller

Classmate Timothy Groller has a son who is very ill, he is fighting lung cancer. There is a gofundme page for him (Tim Groller, Jr.) if you feel that you can help in some small way.

Please read the article attached...

Tim Groller, only 34 years old, is the oldest son of Tim and Lenore Groller and the brother of Jason Groller. Tim was born and raised in Easton Pa, he grew up on the wrestling mat and spent many weekends participating in Tournaments in and around Pennsylvania. Tim’s Senior year of high school was spent as member of the Easton High School Wrestling Team. The RED ROVERS rose to Greatness that year, winning the State Wrestling Championship in 2001. He went on to graduate from Bloomsburg University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. 
With a desire to serve, Tim applied to and was hired at the Carlisle Police Department in July of 2007. Tim’s natural leadership abilities, intelligence and keen sense of justice, allowed him to rise through the ranks within the department quickly. In 2012, he was promoted to Corporal. His desire to lead from the front afforded Tim a coveted position within the elite Cumberland County Special Response Team from 2009-2015. During this time, Tim was also a Trainer for his fellow Brothers and Sisters within the Police Department. 
While Tim’s career was taking off, so was his personal life. He met a beautiful woman, Gabrielle, who would soon steal his heart and become the mother of their first child, a beautiful daughter they christened, Ava, in 2010. They married in front of all of their beloved family and friends in August of 2011. In April of 2012 they welcomed their second Baby Girl, Ella, a fiery redhead. Finally, after much deliberation, Tim and Gabrielle decided to have one more baby. On April 10, 2017, Timothy Paul was born and their family was now complete. 
This is where Tim’s life takes a dramatic downturn. On April 23, 2017, Tim was taken to the ER for severe pain initially thought to be related to appendicitis or kidney stones. Blood tests led to X-Rays. X-Rays led to Cat-Scans. Cat-Scans revealed tumors. The tumors were found on Tim’s lung, liver, spine, sternum and rib. On April 28, 2017, the final diagnoses was worse than what all who know and love Tim could have ever anticipated, he has Stage 4, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. 
As anyone who knows Tim can tell you, his Can-Do spirit and Warrior Mentality came roaring to the surface. His treatments will take him to U of Penn in Philadelphia. His treatments, although covered by insurance will still be costly. Travel expenses, food, and unforeseen expenses will add up quickly. On behalf of the Groller Family and his many friends, I am asking for donations to make the expenses anticipated during Tim’s epic battle, be the least of his worries. Thank You All and God Bless.  

Helene (Bower) Morrissey lost her mother, Saturday August 19, 2017.  Please, include Helene and her family in your prayers. 

Delores Bower, 83 of Walnutport passed away Saturday August 19, 2017 at the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Lewis E. Bower of Walnutport. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late George W. and May Neitz. Delores worked in housekeeping for Fellowship Community, Whitehall, before retiring. Prior to that, she worked for the former DeeVille Blouse Factory in Danielsville. Her favorite things to do were to be outdoors and spend time with her family. Survivors: In addition to her husband, daughters: Helene and husband Joseph Morrissey of FL, Crystal and husband Eric Krauss of Walnutport, Cheryl Kresge and fiance Arron Borger of Northampton. 5 Grandchildren. Services: 11A.M. Thursday August 24, 2017 Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington. Calling hour 10 to 11 A.M. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Contributions: In lieu of flowers can be sent to American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Pl # 170, Bethlehem PA 18017

Published in Morning Call on Aug. 21, 2017

 

 

Sincere Condolensces to Lester and Jane Snyder on the loss of Lester's father, Lester Snyder, Sr..  

Lester H. Snyder, 86, of Cherryville, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the residence of his son, Peter. He was the husband of the late MaryAnn (Antonition) Snyder, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage prior to her passing in 2006. Born in Danielsville, on March 31, 1931, he was a son of the late Howard and Emily (Longenbach) Snyder. Lester honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War. A member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local #773, Allentown, he was a truck driver for 50 years before retiring. Lester and his wife, MaryAnn, enjoyed many fond memories of camping at Nashville and Disneyland. Survivors: He is survived by four sons, Lester P. Snyder and his wife, Jane, of Moore Township, Paul M. Snyder and his wife, Gail, of Nazareth, Peter S. Snyder and his wife, Karen, of Danielsville and Mark A. Snyder of Walnutport; two daughters, Mary R. Hahn and her husband, Douglas, of Chincoteague Island, Virginia and Kathy L. Kunkle and her husband, Harry, of Cherryville; fifteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Snyder of Upper Black Eddy and Franklin Snyder and his wife, Drinda, of Palmerton; two sisters, Ruth Frable and her husband, Ronald, of Pennsville and Shirley Heffelfinger and her husband, Charles, of Danielsville; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his late wife, MaryAnn, he was predeceased by a brother, Lewis Snyder, and a sister, Betty Deiter. Services: will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. in Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, PA 18035. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Thursday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the church. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Allentown. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, Inc., Village of Moorestown - Bath. Contributions: may be made in memory of Lester to his family in care of the funeral home.
 
Published in Morning Call on June 25, 2017

"PRAYER REQUESTS NEEDED"

Ref:  Brenda (Frankenfield) Feiller

Prayers are needed for Brenda's husband Richard, who has undergone a major surgery. His appendix perforated and has caused some major issues including severe infection. He's been in ICU in LVH Cedar Crest since Sunday. 

Card shower: Brenda & Richard Feiller, 4439 Sanibel Dr., Whitehall, Pa. 18052

 

Ref: Jeffrey Rice

Prayers are needed for Jeff who has been having extreme pain for over 6 months in his abdomen. All kinds of testing is being done.  Biopsies are being taking of his pancreas, kidneys, and colon. 

 

 

Our sincere condolensces to Candi Stoudt Miller and her family on the recent loss of her mother, Helena Stoudt.

Helena L. (Snyder) Stoudt, 87, of Northampton, died peacefully, Monday, May 15, 2017 at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Gilbert F. "Gip" Stoudt. Born in Germansville, May 11, 1930, Helena was the daughter of the late Alvin D. and Lettie I. (Semmel) Snyder. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Phillips Feed & Grain, Germansville, Rollie's Ice Cream and Stoudt Wealth Management, Northampton. Survivors: Son, Gary G. Stoudt (Cindy) of Northampton; daughter, Candi L. Miller (Donald) of Bath; grandchildren, Dr. Brett G. Stoudt (Sherry Beth), Christopher R. Stoudt (Ruby), Jason B. Toner, Ben J. Toner (Rachel), Jessie C. Toner; great grandson, Owen Dutch Stoudt; predeceased by siblings, Bertha M. Phillips, Irene S. Zellner, Mabel I. Baer, Ellwood S. Snyder.\ Services: Funeral services will be held 11:00 am. Saturday, May 20, 2017 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville with the Chaplain Nick Sorrentino officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 10 - 11:00 am. Saturday, in the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.
 

Published in Morning Call on May 17, 2017

Dale Newhart Obituary   Ronald & Donald Newhart's fathe

Dale E. Newhart, 91 of Bethlehem, PA. formerly of Treichlers died Friday, February 17, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem, PA. Born August 4, 1925 in Treichlers, PA., the youngest son of the late Elvin G. and Stella M. (Bossard) Newhart. He was the husband of the late Phoebe Lillian (Simpson) Newhart. They were married for 53 years at the time of her death on Aug. 12, 1999. Dale was a 1943 graduate of Northampton High School and following graduation served in the Army Air Corps during World War II at Johnston Island as a radio-telephone operator. Following the war, he received a degree in Business Administration for Muhlenberg college in 1949. He was then employed at the Allentown State hospital for more than 39 years where he served in various capacities in Accounting, Business Administration, and eventually as Superintendent of the Hospital. He received accolades from the state for his exemplary service including citations of recognition by the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives and Senate. He was a member of the Association of Mental Health Administrators, and the American Academy of Mental Health Administrators. In 1990, following his retirement from the Allentown State Hospital , he served at the Lutheran Home at Topton for 7 years as the Vice President of Administration. Dale's civic activities included, former chairman of the Lehigh Township Planning Commission, former chairman of the Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board, former chairman of the Treichlers Water Authority, member of the Lehigh Township Municipal Authority, and Treasurer of the Indianland Cemetery Association for more than 40 years. Dale was also a devoted member and leader within the Lutheran Church. He was instrumental in the formation of Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville in 1974. following the merger of St. Paul's Lutheran Church Indianland and Christ Little Moore. He served on several church councils and was on the executive board of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod for six years. He was also Treasurer of Synod from 1997 to 2003. Survivors: Sons, Dennis D. Newhart and wife Patricia of Bethlehem and their children Allison and Stephanie; Ronald E. Newhart and wife Patsy of Lebanon, PA and their children James, Meredith, and Samuel; Donald W. Newhart of Bellfonte, PA; daughter, Nancy L. wife of Dennis Biechy of Whitehall, PA and their children Katie and Scott. Along with 8 great- grandchildren. Services: A Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at Hope Lutheran Church - Cherryville, 4131 Lehigh Dr. Cherryville, PA. 18035 with the Rev. Jami L. Possinger officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM prior to the services in the church. Interment with Honors will follow in Indianland Cemetery Association, Cherryville, PA. Arrangements are under the care of Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave. Northampton, PA. 18067. Contributions: May be made to Hope Lutheran Church Memorial fund C/O the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

Published in Morning Call on Feb. 19, 2017

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Roxanne Buss Carrell - Fell on 12/29/16 at 8 am when getting ready to leave for work. Slipped on ice/snow on sidewalk. Still waiting to see orthopedic surgeon for surgery clearance to repair severe Rt foot metatarsal and tendon damages, (per Roxanne)

Get Well Wishes can be sent to: Roxanne Carrell 3847 N. 6th Street, Harrisburg, Pa 17110

 

Blesssings Come When You Least Expect it:  heart angel

I haven't been feeling so good lately. So, feeling a bit down, dizzy and extremely high bloodpressure, I came home from the doctors office to an "Angel" in my mailbox. Boy, did this "Angel" know how to put a smile on my face and bring my spirits back up. (thank you)

Our class was sent a $100.00 check to help some classmates in need for the holidays.

Our Class "Angel" never wants his name to be disclosed. But he knows it's appreciated beyond words.

If you are in need of food for the holidays, please let me know. I will mail you a check or get the food for you, whatever you prefer. 

A Sincere Thank You, to our Class "Angel" from your classmates of "NHS Class of 1973"  yes

Nancy (Heffintrayer) Rice; 610-767-1051   njrice64@aol.com

Wayne L. Fehnel(1955 - 2016)

Wayne L. Fehnel, 61, of Whitehall passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 after a seven and half month battle with Central Nervous System Lymphoma at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, surrounded by his wife and sons. Wayne and wife, Maryann (Tessitore) Fehnel, celebrated 38 years of marriage on July 8th. Born May 26, 1955 in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Charles and Ruth (Lahr) Fehnel. Wayne was the owner of a landscaping business for many years. He was a dedicated coach for Northampton AA baseball, football, and basketball and Fullerton legion baseball. Wayne also was an assistant varsity baseball coach for Dieruff High School in Allentown. Survivors: besides his loving wife, Maryann and mother, Ruth; sons, Brent and his wife, Jennifer and Jonathan and his wife, Lynsey; grandchildren, Brandon, Max, Jake and Lucy; siblings, Frank, Barbara, Robert, Timothy and Lisa. Services: Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, November 7th at 1:30 p.m. in Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 4th St., Catasauqua. Online condolences may be submitted at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be presented to the Wayne Fehnel Memorial Fund made payable to Maryann Fehnel c/o Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067. Arrangements are under the direction of the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton.

Published in Morning Call on Nov. 4, 2016

Tina (Schramel) Werkheiser lost her mother in law

1Doris Werkheiser Obituary 1925-2016  Condolences Gallery

Doris J. Werkheiser, 91, of Wilson Borough, PA died Monday, September 5, 2016, at her home. Born in June 14, 1925 in Hecktown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul Newhard Sr. and Lena (Laubach) Newhard. She was the wife of the late Nevin E. Werkheiser Jr. Doris was a homemaker caring for her family her whole life. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilson Borough, PA. Survivors: She is survived by sons, Larry D. Werkheiser and wife Lorraine of Tatamy, PA and Keith N. Werkheiser and wife Tina of Bethlehem, PA; daughters Bette L. wife of David Seveney, Barbara L. Nardella both of Wilson Borough, PA; brothers Paul Newhard Jr. of Nazareth, PA, Nevin Newhard of Tatamy, PA, Gerald Newhard of Easton, PA and Glenn Newhard and wife Linda of The Villages, FL; sisters Betty Stocker of Easton, PA and Victoria Nolf of Tatamy, PA. Seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons, infant Bruce N. Werkheiser, and Jeffrey B. Werkheiser; brother Richard Newhard; sisters Rosabelle Shafter and Claire Fuls. Services: A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, 211 E. Center Street Nazareth, PA. 18064 with the Pastore Michael L. Reist officiating. The family will receive friends from 9;30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will follow in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown, PA. Contributions: May be made to The American Heart Assoc. - Northeast C/O the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

Published in Morning Call on Sept. 7, 2016

 

Stephen Gerkovich - Mother passed, please send your condolences. 

Julia Gerkovich Obituary

Julia A. "Grucela" Gerkovich, 90, of Walnutport passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Stephen A. Gerkovich. Born February 28, 1926 in Martin's Creek, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Zofia (Polakiewicz) Grucela. Julia worked as a sewing machine operator for many years. She was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Walnutport. Survivors: son, Stephen T. Gerkovich and his wife Sheryl of Nazareth; daughter, Mary, wife of Andrew DeAngelo of Whitehall; 4 grandchildren, Michael Gerkovich and Anne, wife of Mark Scagel; Thomas DeAngelo and Danielle, wife of Michael Pompella; a sister, Amelia Pulcini of Martin's Creek. Julia was predeceased by 7 siblings. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 17th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, 4412 Mountain View Dr., Walnutport. Family and friends may call, Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 6 - 8:00 p.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton and Wednesday morning 10 - 11:00 a.m. in the church before the service. Burial 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.

Published in Morning Call on Aug. 14, 2016

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Sharon (Stringer) Vreeland - father passed on July 7, 2016

Richard O. Stringer, 87, of Blandon, Berks County, passed away Thursday, July 7th in his residence. He was married to the late Margaret (Masters) Stringer. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William and Edna (Eisenhard) Stringer. He was formerly employed in the maintenance Department at Mack Truck in Allentown. He served his country in the U. S. Army. Surviving are his two loving daughters, Dawn Ohlinger of Blandon and Sharon Vreeland of SanBenito, Texas. There is a grandchild, Jennifer and two great grandchildren, Jasmine and Isaiah. He has a brother, David N. Stringer of Seattle, WA . He is predeceased by two siblings, William C. B. Stringer and Bernice E. Stringer. Services: There will be a small family service in September. The Milkins Giles Funeral Home, Inc., Temple is entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.milkinsgilesfuneralhome.com.

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John Gober - father passed away July 4, 2016

John Gober Obituary

John P. Gober Sr., 87, of 9th Street, Northampton, died Monday morning, Independence Day, in his home. He was the husband of Shirley A. (Silfies) Gober since July 2, 1955. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph P. and Rose (Schloffer) Gober. John was employed as a presser for the Cross Country Clothes-Botany 500 Group, Northampton, for 47 years until retirement. He served in the US Army, Korea Era, attaining rank of PFC (T). Over the years he enjoyed bowling at the Hungarian Hall, Northampton. Survivors: Wife, daughter, Janice A. Gober of Northampton. Sons, John P., Jr. and wife Debra of Wescosville, Jeffrey P. and wife Patti, Gary P., all of Northampton, Paul J. and wife Renee of Orlando, FL, Glen P. and wife Brenda of Bethlehem. 11 grandchildren. 3 great grandchildren. sister, Theresa Lauser of Ormrod, brother, Stephen of Northampton. nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister, Stella Piervallo, and brother, Joseph. Services: At 2:00PM Thursday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067. Call, 1-2:00PM Thursday in funeral home. Interment, Greenwood Cemetery, Howertown. Online Condolences: www.schislerfuneralhomes.com Contributions: Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 12th Street, Allentown, PA 18103

Published in Morning Call on July 6, 2016

 

Sally (Best) Haas lost her brother Robbie L. Best

Robbie Best Obituary

Robbie L. Best, 59, of Danielsville, passed away on Thursday, July 07, 2016, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Allentown. He was the husband of Linda M. (Boyko) Best. They would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on November 16. Born in Palmerton on May 31, 1957, he was a son of Leona (Bachman) Deutsch of Whitehall and Lester Best and his companion, Peggy of Walnutport. He was a graduate of Northampton High School and Bethlehem Area Vo-tech, class of 1975. Robbie was employed by the Teamsters Local #773 of Allentown where he worked as a business agent for the past 12 years. Robbie was a dedicated labor leader in the Lehigh Valley and he will be sorely missed by the officers, agents, staff and members of Teamsters Local #773. Prior to that, he was employed by Lehigh Township Public Works Department and M&R Motors in Berlinsville. Robbie also served as a volunteer and participated in numerous charitable functions. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, drag racing and motorcycling. Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Linda, and his parents, Leona and Lester, he is survived by a son, Tyler Best at home; a step-daughter, Debbie Creyer of Moore Township; two step-grandsons, Brandon and Joshua; a brother, Larry Best and his companion, Debra of Danielsville; two sisters, Sally Haas and her husband, Keith of Slatedale and Wendy Williams and her husband, Durrand of Lehighton; his mother-in-law, Lorraine Boyko of Bath; along with sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Services: will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 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 Tuesday evening from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday morning from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Danielsville Union Cemetery, Danielsville.

Published in Morning Call on July 9, 2016

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Fay Roberts   Terry (Roberts) Oswalds Mother 

Obituary Condolences

Fay Roberts Obituary

Fay Roberts, 85, passed away on June 1, 2016 at Chester County Hospital. Born in Danielsville, PA, she was the wife of the late Griffith E. Roberts Sr., daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Minnich) Anthony and twin sister to the late Fern Anthony. In the 1970's, Fay worked in the kitchen at Lehigh Township Elementary School. She was a former member of Hope Lutheran Church and Christ Lutheran Church, Little Moore. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and member of the Friendly Senior Citizens group. Survivors: Son, Griffith Roberts Jr.; daughters Sandy Hamm, Connie Cuellar, Terry Oswald and Rochelle Bellis; seven grandchildren, Philip, Kyle, Ashley, Lauren, Griffith, Jonathan and Meredith; two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Allison and grand-dog Gretchen. Services: June 30, 2016 1:00 PM at Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville, PA. Contributions: Can be sent to Hope Lutheran Church.

Published in Morning Call on June 4, 2016

Thank You from Wanda Gaukler Kuntz:

June first was one year that I was diagnosed with breast cancer!😢. I kicked its butt. Hopefully forever! I want to thank God for my health. I want to thank my best friends forever from the greatest class- the class of 1973 Northampton High School. Nancy and Jeff Rice Terry Oswald Gail Walters Brenda Feiller and so many others I can't write them all here. Thank you for family friends and Facebook friends for the prayers love and help given me in my times of hardship. I now pray to gain my strength back so that IF I am ever faced with this awful diagnosis-I will be strong enough again -to fight and win again!

Thank you thank you thank you!  Wanda Gaukler Kuntz

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Terry Roberts Oswald lost her mother, Fay Roberts on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. 

Please keep Terry and her family in your prayers, she was very close to her mother. Info. to follow.

Passing of Classmate Edward Strohl

Edward G. Strohl, 60, of Northampton, died March 8, surrounded by family, in Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth, after a long-term illness. He was the husband of Suzanne M. (Kleppinger) Strohl. They were married 36 years last August. He worked 15 years for Rite Aid, becoming store manager in the Nazareth location. Previously, he was the owner and operator of Woody's Market, Northampton, for 17 years. Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Stanford and Elaine (Fogelman) Strohl. Survivors: Wife; daughter Ashley Lyn, son Matthew, both of Northampton; grandson Harrison; sister Kathy and husband Andy Pisulak of Lehighton; brothers Larry and wife Jane of Palmerton, Terry and wife Sandy of Walnutport. Services: Memorial, 6 p.m. Friday, March 11 at T.K. Thomas Funeral Home, 145 Delaware Ave, Palmerton. Call 5-6 p.m. Friday. Contributions: Edward Strohl funeral fund, c/o the funeral home, Palmerton 18071.

Published in Morning Call on Mar. 10, 2016


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Donna M. Schlicher Obituary Carol Eckhart Hunter lost her sister Donna to cancer..
 
 
Donna M. Schlicher, 51, of Kurtz Street, Catasauqua, died peacefully Thursday evening, Feb 18, 2016, in her home. She was the wife of William "Bill" K. Schlicher, Sr. since Aug 20, 2011. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Eckhart, Sr. and Mrs. Catherine (Sherman) Eckhart of Northampton. Donna was employed as location controller for Walgreens, Bethlehem for 23 years, retiring in 2014. She was a 1983 graduate of the Northampton Area Senior High School. An avid motorcyclist, Donna also enjoyed caring for her dogs, and her notebook. Survivors: Husband. daughter, Michaela Kincaid of Catasauqua. sons, SrA Kyle Gonya, USAF of Hill AFB, Ogden, UT, William "Billy" K. Schlicher, Jr. of Schnecksville. sister, Carol (Eckhart) wife of Russell Hunter of Punta Gorda, FL. brothers, Allen and wife Donna of Albrightsville, Bryan of Northampton, Ernest "Chuck" Eckhart, Jr. & fiancée Nancy of Laury's Station. several nieces and nephews. Services: 10:00AM Wednesday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washinfgton Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067. Call, 7 -8:30PM Tuesday and 9-10:00AM Wednesday in funeral home. Interment, Grandview Cemetery, Walbert Avenue, Allentown. Online Condolences: www.schislerfuneralhomes.com Contributions: Contributions: American Cancer Society LV Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Published in Morning Call on Feb. 20, 2016
 

Passing of Mark Schlaffer's Mother

**Please take the time to send your condolences to Mark Schlaffer for the loss of his Mother..

Theresa A. Schlaffer, 81, of Northampton passed away suddenly Friday, January 8, 2016 in her home. She was married to Joseph S. Schlaffer, of Northampton for 61 years. Theresa was a beautiful person, and a dedicated mother and grandmother. She was born July 8, 1934 in New York. She worked at AT&T in Allentown, and St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill, where she managed the patient information desk. Theresa was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton. Survivors: Her husband, Joseph, daughter, Karen A. (Schlaffer) Tutino and her husband, Dominick, of Conshohocken, Pa., sons Joseph J. Schlaffer, of Exeter Township, and Mark J. Schlaffer, of Northampton, 3 grandchildren, Virginia Theresa Schlaffer, Joseph A. Schlaffer and Dominick Tutino Jr. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 13th at 10:30 am in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave. Northampton. Family and friends may call Tuesday 6 - 8:00pm and Wednesday, 9 - 10:00am in the Reichel Funeral Home 326 E. 21st St. Northampton. Burial will follow in the Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. Online condolences may be submitted to www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions: Memorials may be presented to St Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN. 38105.

 

Published in Morning Call on Jan. 10, 2016

Update: I wanted to thank everyone who helped Wanda Gaukler Kuntz during her difficult time with cancer. The happy news is, she has just finished her Chemo & Radiation treatments. Wanda will have to take a pill for 5 years everyday, but she is OK with that. Terry Roberts Oswald and I (Nancy Heffintrayer Rice), took her out to celebrate her last treatments and get her out of the house. She smiled all night long. smiley

We all love you Wanda heart, and will keep you in our prayers. 

Your Classmates of 1973

Dear Northampton HS class of 1973,   (12/16/2015)

Thank you for all your support of Wreaths Across America at Cedar Hill  Memorial Park. We had many classmates donate money and time to this event. Your generosity warms my heart. We were able to place wreaths on 4100 veterans graves this year. Next year our goal is 4300. The date for 2016 will be the third Saturday, Dec. 17 instead of the second Saturday as it has been in the past.

Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year.

Remember-Honor-Teach

Carol  (White) Resh

Carol Resh-Volunteer Location Leader/Cedar HilL Memorial Park/Allentown, Pa

 

 

Passing of Tim Masluk's Mother

Irma "Sally" Masluk

1930 - 2015

Irrma "Sally" Masluk, 85, of Northampton passed away peacefully Thursday, September 17, 2015. Surrounded by her loving family, Sally passed away peacefully in the same home in which she was born. She was the wife of the late Russell "Russ" Masluk who died April 2, 2008. Born April 7, 1930 in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Vincent J. and Rosalie (Ver) Szelthoffer Sr. Sally spent 45 years at Western Electric and in 1992 retired as a supervisor in the Clean Room and a proud member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and the former St. Michael the Archangel Church. Sally had been very active with the Altar and Rosary Society and continued to be a passionate supporter and benefactor of the cloistered Carmelite Sisters of Lanark, PA. Sally, like her beloved Russ, was an avid sports fan who genuinely loved her family and friends. Their house was always a center of activity and the place to be. Known to many as "Sally Jagermeister", the door was always open, a game was always on TV and everyone was always welcomed. Day or night, you never knew who you'd find at her kitchen table. Friends and neighbors would stop for something to eat, share a story, or simply drop in to catch a few minutes of whatever game was on TV and have an ice cold shot of "Jäger". Sally's home was always full and never closed. Survivors: Sons, Tim Masluk, of Bethlehem, Dr. Todd J. Masluk, of Northampton, and daughter, Patrice, wife of Dr. Daniel Schwartzman, of Easton, grandson, Dr. Nicholas Masluk, of New York, granddaughters, Stephanie, Emily and Robin. Sally was predeceased by 9 brothers and sisters. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 21st at 10:30 a.m. in the Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Family and friends may call Sunday 5 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday 9 - 10:00 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted to www.reichelfuneralhome.com Contributions: Memorials may be presented to the Carmelite Nuns, 3551 Lanark Rd., Coopersburg, PA 18036-9324.
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Rich and Sheila Silfies and Lois Pany Favier, would like to thank everyone who attended this year's Summer Pig Roast gathering.  It was a perfect day, there was plenty of food and drink, and best of all we got a chance to reconnect and enjoy each other's company.  If anyone has photos of the event they'd like to share please email them to Lois at lfvr55@hotmail.com.  It would be great to add them to the photo gallery


 

 

***Please take the time to say a prayer for one of our "Class Family Members."

Wanda (Gaukler) Kuntz needs your prayers while she battles cancer.

This was her post: (Wanda's daughter cut her hair, for her mother)

Well- I am now a bald woman! I cried Thursday night when hair started to fall out in clumps. But I went to my hairdresser this morning and got shaved! Didn't cry at all! What a freeing feeling! And praise God everyone still loves me. Just as I am! Blessings!

Passing of Jim Weber's Mother Joyce Weber


Weber, Joyce MJoyce 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

"REMEMBERING OUR CLASSMATES WE'VE LOST"

We're turning 60 yrs. this year! Take a deep breath, check your bucket list and live life to the fullest! 

**ONE OF OUR CLASS FAMILY MEMBERS NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS!!!

Please, Please, pray for Wanda Gaukler Kuntz in her battle with breast cancer. 

** (Message from Wanda's daughter) The struggle became even more real this week as one of our most loved family members got diagnosed with Breast Cancer! Please pray for our family and that our mother (Wanda Gaukler Kuntz) will make it through this new struggle to survive!!! — feeling worried with Wanda K. Kuntz.

 

Introducing the new:  Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Hussar

Congratulations and Best Wishes, to Vickie & Jerry for many years of happiness from your NHS Class of 1973.

 

Classmates:

We "ORDERED" the class brick "Paver" from the Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation. The 8" x 8" brick @ the cost of $150.00, will consist of 6 lines, including Northampton Class of 1973.

A big Thank You, goes to the classmates that helped contribute towards the "Paver."

James (Jimmy) Schneider, Jeff & Nancy Rice, Carol (Grabarits) Thomason & Steve Gerkovich                                                                                                

**The brick paver will be placed within the plaza outside the entrance of Al Erdosy Stadium and the new District swimming pool adjacent to the back High School parking lot. Included in this area will be a new bus loop and a new memorial plaza. This area will be the center of the secondary campus.  The brick paver area is scheduled to open in September 2015.
 
Northampton Class of 1973
Reunion Committee

"Congratulations It's A Girl"
 
 
Happy News for Richard & Brenda Frankenfield Feiller. 
They have become Grandparents to a baby girl!
 
Fiona Shayil Galloway, was born on January 26, 2015. Weighing 6 lbs. 5 oz. and  19 1/4 inches long.
Oh what a wonderful feeling to have grandchildren, says Brenda!

"Congratulations It's a Girl"

Happy News for Grant & Wanda Gaukler Kuntz on the birth of their grand-daughter.

Their daughter Becky, gave birth to a baby girl named, Serena Rei Cooper. Serena Rei, was born on January 24, 2015, weighing 8 lbs. and was 21". 

  Wanda's Comment: She is a beauty!

 

 

Carol White Resh - Gold Star Mother (mother who has lost a child during their service in the protection of our Country) Carol lost her son, Cpt. Mark T. Resh and will lovingly be missing him during the Christmas Holidays. 

Carol started "Wreaths Across America" in the Lehigh Valley on Airport Rd. at Cedar Hill Memorial Cemetery. Anyone can come out and help to lay wreaths for deceased Veteran's for Christmas on Dec. 13, 2014 at 12 noon at Cedar Hill memorial Cemetery. 

Please take the time to check out this video:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10203140317491163

Brenda Frankenfield Feiller: Another grandchild on the way! Grandaughter Fiona is scheduled to arrive at the end of January, 2015 or beginning of February, 2015. So excited and wanted to share the good news!

Debbie Marth - Wife of Leonard Marth

Debbie A. Marth Obituary

Debbie A. Marth, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away peacefully in her Lehigh Township home on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the age of 54. Born in 1960 and raised in Walnutport, Debbie was a kind and generous woman that always put the needs of others before her own. She bravely fought cancer for more than seven years, and even in her final days, she was more concerned about her family's well-being than her own. The world will be a little darker without her light in it. She will always be loved, and will never be forgotten. Survivors: Debbie is survived by her loving and devoted husband Leonard, her son Clifford Anthony and his fiancée Paula Serrano, daughter Jessica Marth, grandson Carter Nolan, granddaughter Kaylie Miller, brother Robert Sell and his wife Jenny, sister Becky Lienhard and her husband David, sister Sandy Diehl and her fiancé Rich Rehrig, stepbrother Kenny Anthony and his wife Fran, as well as many other family members and friends. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents William and Ruth Anthony, and her brother Clifford L. Sell. Services: Private, at the convenience of family. Arrangements, T.K. Thomas Funeral Home, Palmerton. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, at www.ocrf.org, in memory of Debbie Marth.

See more at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?n=debbie-a-marth&pid=172817923&fhid=9612

1958 - 2014 | Obituary | Condolences Randy P. Longenbach Obituary Longenbach, Randy P.

Randy P. Longenbach, 56 of Slatington, PA died Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown, PA. Born July 7, 1958 in Allentown, PA, he was the son of Kenneth Longenbach and the late Lucille (Biery) Longenbach. He was the husband of the late Cheryl (Clewell) Longenbach who died Sept. 6, 2003. Randy was a Machinist for the past 30 years for various shops throughout the Lehigh Valley until recently taking ill. Survivors: He is survived by; His Father Kenneth of Slatington, PA; Two Sons: David J. Longenbach of Shippensburg, PA and Steven L. Longenbach and Fiancé' Monica Stoeckel of Coplay, PA; A Brother, Joseph Longenbach, of Treichlers, PA. and a Sister, June Womer of Wilkes Barre, PA; 2 Grandchildren Jaycie and Evan. Services: Services are being handled by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, PA. and will be private and at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

Published in Morning Call on Sept. 26, 2014

Warren M. Smith    Bonnie (Smith) Frederick
1921 - 2014 | 

Warren M. Smith, 93, of Moore Township, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 22, 2014, at Northampton Village. He was the husband of Nancy A. (Boerner) Smith with whom he shared 31 years of marriage on June 11th. Born in Moore Township on February 21, 1921, he was a son of the late William R. and Grace M. (Lindaman) Smith. Warren attended Mount Vernon School in Moore Township and later honorably served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was employed by Bethlehem Steel Co. where he worked as a crane operator and retired in 1972 after 31 years of service. After retiring, Warren and his wife, Nancy enjoyed spending time together in Maine and Florida. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he was a master mechanic who enjoyed working on Indian Motorcycles. Warren was a member of Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, Emmanuelsville. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by three sons, Brian W. Smith, Thomas and Gary Langstaff; four daughters, Bonnie L. Frederick and her husband, Duane, Linda and Kim Langstaff and Cindy Bachman; four grandchildren, Matthew and his wife, Brittany, Daniel and his wife, Jenn, Sarah and Laura; nine step-grandchildren, Thomas Jr., David, Britney, Gary Jr., Jenny, Kimberly, Jason, Tara and Jesse; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 29 years, Lottie (Bonney) Smith in 1976, as well as two brothers, William and Harold and a sister, Mabel. Services: will be held on Saturday, September 27, 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 Friday evening from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow in Emmanuels Union Cemetery, Emmanuelsville. Contributions: may be made in memory of Warren to Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Bath, PA 18014.
Published in Morning Call on Sept. 24, 2014
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?n=warren-m-smith&pid=172557837&fhid=9570#sthash.E5gDuiMf.dpuf

Thanks to Richard & Sheila Silfies for hosting and provding much of the food for the 2014 "Reunion Clambake". Thanks also to Lester & Jane Snyder for all of their hard work, to everyone who helped set up for the event, and to everyone who attended. It was a great oportunity to catch up and get to know each other a little better once again!  

 

 

Jerry Hussar's mother passed

Helen Hussar passed away suddenly at Jerry's home where she was living. Helen, passed away on July 13th at 11:30 am. 

Mrs. Hussar is going to be buried in Northampton, on Friday, July 18, 2014 at OLH Cemetary at 1:00 PM, with a service next to her husband Steve. 

Please keep Jerry and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this sad time. 

Jerry Hussar  207-345-1096  207-754-9155

jerryex1@aol.com

(per Jerry)


 

I recieved a phone call from a Ms. Sheila Wisser of Alllentown. She referred to herself as Ronald Paly's son's mother. She wanted to inform, "The Northampton Class of 1973," that Ronald Paly suffers from severe brain trauma resulting from a single car accident that occurred on November 18, 2013. (she did send along documented proof from Lehigh County Court)

Ms Wisser would appreciate a card shower to be sent to Ronald Paly, who is residing at:

Manor Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1265 South Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103.

 

"EXPRESSION OF SINCERE THANKS FROM EARL HOWER"

Thank you for recent expression of concern, sincere thoughts, and offers of support …

`Never an easy time, but what also helped to ease the pain was a large viewing/funeral turnout from the community, church, friends, neighbors, and extended family. All who came to pay their respects to my sister (Jane Litwin) who touched their lives in one way of another – as a teacher, youth sports coach, 4-H leader, and Sunday school instructor.

Also there was some sense of gratification for my family knowing that Jane – who was an organ/tissue donor – even upon death, continued to share and give to others.

Again, many thanks to all.

Earl (& Shelley, too)


 

Congratulations to Sharon Woodring Kohler and Gregory Smith on their engagement. They got engaged while on a cruise in December, 2013. 

 Carol White Resh started "Wreath's Across America," please take the time to read this article. 

The Morning Call (www.mcall.com), Sunday, December 15, 2013, Local News, page: News 3

"Wreaths Across America"

As Carol (White) Resh announced at the Class Reunion, she will be sponsoring "Wreath's Across America" again on Dec. 14, 2013 at Cedar Hill Cemetery on Airport Rd. This ceremony will start at 12 PM.

Please, take the time to join us and lay a wreath or two on a deceased veteran's gravesite. 

Thank You Again, for the $5,540.00  worth of donations that were made at the Class Reunion. Carol has exceeded her amount due to you and will be able to lay a wreath on every gravesite. Remember, Carol is the one who started, "Wreaths Across America" in the Lehigh Valley. Congrat's Carol, you've achieved another one of your goals, Mark would be proud of you, as we all are. 

**For the person who thought she shouldn't have been at the class reunion speaking about this, check out the money that was donated and Carol did get a "standing ovation". Can't speak unless you've been there!

****Below is a link that you can see what this is all about. (Carol is on this video} http://schuylkillcounty.wnep.com/news/news/884433-wreaths-across-america


 

First, Jeff and I wanted to Thank Everyone that attended their 40th Class Reunion. Things went amazing, but of course there is always something that could have been better, but we'll chalk it up to experience. wink

The evening was filled with love, laughter and conversation. It's like I said, "when our parents were this age we thought they were Old". We'll, from where I was standing, we are far from old looking. The dancing everyone was doing, Old, no way! 

I wanted to personally give a great big shout out to all the Committee Members,  "THANK YOU, MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND LOVE WE SHARED DURING THE PLANNING OF OUR 40TH REUNION. I'm in love with each and every one of you. 

Congratulations to all the Raffle winners. (A list of winners will follow)

Jeff and I were fortunate to win 3 of the raffles. We donated the cancer raffle basket to John & Marie (Sparrow) and their daughter, Teesha. Needless to say, when we dropped the basket off, they cried. God works miracles in many ways. While I prayed with Marie and her daughter Teesha, I asked if I could post an announcement so that Teesha could get plenty of prayers. I told them, "that when more than one are gathered in his name", it would help. I got to hold Teesha, pray with her and cry with her. So, I am asking you from the bottom of my heart, Please, Please, take the time to pray for John & Marie (Sparrow) Matthews and their daughter, Teesha. Teesha is a bright and intelligent girl that is attending college. Her college will have to be put on hold while she goes through her treatments. Marie also was a committee member that showed up to every meeting and went above and beyond to help. She didn't find out about her daughter until the reunion and didn't attend.  "Our Love and Prayers to Marie, John and Teesha from your Class of 1973"

Our Hearts are heavy to know that Marie Sparrow and her family are hurting.. Hugs, Nancy & Jeff Rice

 

It was another Great Reunion. It was nice to see all the people signing in the guest register book. We had good weather to attend and yummy food and drinks, great music & comedy act and all the wonderful raffle baskets. I looked around the Northampton Community Center when Liz Russo was performing a lot of people were laughing and smiling. Which this is good to see. Classmates enjoyed dancing and talking to all there friends, 5 years go so fast. Hope to see more people in 2018 for our 45th.

Carol Resh/White, I will support Wreaths Across America, Thanks for all you do for the Veterans.

Thank you to everyone who made NHS 40th Class Reunion a success. Hope everyone enjoyed and had a Great time.

Have a Safe and Wonderful Holiday Season, Merry Christmas and Happy New Years. Terry Ann Oswald/Roberts

Please pass along my regards to those older/wiser Konkrete Kids on the reunion committee  Awesome job!

A great time was had by all  … As far as I could tell, that is!

There were some classmates who were “no-shows” and that was a tad of a disappointment … Oh well, their lost!

Sorry I was late in getting you that Penn State raffle basket … I’ll do better in 2018; I promise!

Best wishes to all,

Earl W. Hower

207 Town Branch Terrace, SW

Leesburg, VA 20175-2706

(703)999-4170

ehower@iwla.org

Jeff/Nancy:

Thank you and thanks to the committee members for a job well done. I know how

hard everyone worked to make another successful reunion. I very much appreciate

that you take this task upon yourselves. 

Again, my heartfelt thanks.

Muzz

Hi Nancy, I just wanted to thank you, Jeff, and all of the committee workers for the many hours you contributed to make the reunion work. I had a great time...I think everyone did!
Take care,
Gerri (Micklos) Stouffer

Carol wrote: "A HUGE Thank you to Nancy and Jeff for opening up their home for the reunion meetings. They are the glue that held the committee together. They went above and beyond to make sure the reunion was successful. Even though Jeff was not feeling well he never complained and worked so hard. These two amazing people did so much work behind the scenes it is unbelievable.

Love you guys!

It was a great evening of food and fellowship."

Hi Nancy,
I am willing to contribute now so we could start off with an Angel space for next reunion.
Wanda Weidman

"Nancy, thanks to you and the committee for putting together a great reunion!"

Carol Faustner Donovan

Nancy & Jeff: Bill and I wanted to thank you and the other committee members for a job well done. Many classes do not even have a reunion. Ours was excellent. Thank you for taking so much time to create such a great event.
Debbie (Lamparter) and Bill Heckman

 "Thanks to the committee for another great reunion. Wish ALL of our Class of 1973 family could have been together!"

Roxanne Buss Carrell

Great time last night. Thanks so much for all you did to make it really special. God bless you guys. 

Jim

 

POST YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

FYI, all classmates can post their own announcements on this website.  To do so, click on Post Announcement under Member Functions on the left navigation bar.  Type in your text and click on Save Changes.  The announcement will appear as soon as it is activated by the site administrator. 


 

p;  "Northampton Class of 1973's", 40th Class Reunion a huge success!!

**Thank You, everyone for all the comments, compliments, and the love you have shown

 Makes all the Committee's hard work all worth while and much easier. 

**Thank You, to Carol White Resh for her beautiful presentation about, "Wreaths Across America." and for all who donated to lay a wreath on a fallen/deceased veteran. Remember, to come and join us at the Cedar Hill Memorial Cemetery. on Dec. 14 at Noon for the laying of the wreaths. You can grab a hand full of wreaths and place them yourself. This is a rewarding ceremony. Jeff and I did this last year! Let's get together as a class and support Carol. 

**Thank You, to our Class Angel's who has given above and beyond to help those less fortunate and to help the Reunion Committee members. You know who you are and will remain anonymous. Please Know, I love you and your kindness will remain in my heart. 

**Thank You, to our Raffle Item donators, WOW!!!!, did these items go over fantastic. Thank You, for your unselfish contribution, of over $100 worth or more. Time and time again, you always seem to come through for us. 

**Thank You, to our photographer Sharon Shipe, who did an amazing job of taking photo's. Thank You, for showing her respect and cooperating with her. And to our Commedian Liz Russo.

**Thank You, to everyone that helped clean up afterward. When we left the Community Center, it was clean and I felt so much respect and pride from our class for the help. 

Afterwards at the Honkey Hall, that was also an amazing time. Thank You, to everyone who bought rounds of drinks for everyone and the comradery everyone shared. The laughter never stopped!

Holiday Season, again Jeff and I are opening our home for anyone who needs a place to go for a Christmas dinner. Just give us a call, we have never left anyone know who you are. Mummmsss the word, Promise!

And Finally, to the Amazing group of committee members who showed up to meetings in bad weather,  hot weather, not feeling their best, running for supplies, decorating, designing. We love you all!

If there is ever a time you should need us, we will be here.

The day after, Jeff and I are feeling so blessed to be part of an Amazing Class of Wonderful Friends!

Blessings for a Safe and Heathy Holiday Season, Love Ya, Nancy & Jeff Rice

 

 

Thank You, to our veteran's who served or are serving our Country! Thank You, for your sacrifice and for giving us our freedom. A special Thank You to Carol (White) Resh who has sacrificed her son, and for making sure that every deceased veteran is remembered. Please, join Carol on December 14, 2013 for "Wreaths Across America" and help lay a wreath for a fallen or forgotten veteran on Cedar Hill Cemetery on Airport Rd. 

         

Thank You, to everyone that came out Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 to the Northampton Municipal Park to support Wendy Beahm Ernst. She lost her son on Aug. 23, 2013 of liver and kidney disease. The cruise event was successful! 

Our Love to Wendy and her family, "Northampton Class of 1973"

 

WARMUP REUNION PICTURES

Our thanks go out to Richard & Sheila Silfies and Lester & Jane Snyder for all of their hard work in making the 1st annual WarmUp Reunion a success.  Rich & Sheila graciously opened their home for the NHS Class of '73 not to mention the incredible time spent by Rich, Sheila, Lester, and Jane cooking, setting up, and making everyone feel welcome.  Thanks also to everyone who came out to the event and look forward to seeing everyone again in November!

To see larger versions of these photos click on Photo Gallery in the left column on this page, then click on WarmUp Reunion, then click on the first picture.  You will then be able to scroll through the photos.


 

Jeff and Nancy (Heffintrayer) Rice, are totally delighted to have their first grandchild. A baby girl was born to their daughter Kristy on July 6, 2013 @ 1:49 AM, weighing in at 6 lbs. 15 oz.  (Kaylie Morgan)


 

THANK YOU NHS CLASS of '73!

Thanks to the generosity of the NHS Class of '73, Carol White Resh was able to raise enough money for over 2000 Wreaths for "Wreaths Across America." Carol sends along a big "thank you" to everyone for supporting her efforts to raise enough money to purchase wreaths for every veteran gravestone in Cedar Hill Cemetary.  Her original goal was 500 and 2600 wreaths are needed to place a wreath on every veteran's grave.  Donations (1 wreath @ $15)  can still be sent to Carol for next year.  The wreath laying will be take place at Cedar Hill Cemetary, 1700 Airport Rd., Allentown on December 15th @ 12:00 PM.


 

  Thanks to the Reunion Committee for a GREAT job in putting together the 35 Year Reunion for the NHS Class of '73.

 

  To order an 8x12 copy of the 35th Reunion Photo, please contact Sharon LaPointe Diehl at wbmoore@rcn.com.  The cost of the photo is $12 plus shipping.  Sharon can also be contacted at : 259 E. Main St., Bath, PA   18014

 For those who could not attend the reunion, be sure to check out the Reunion Photos located on the left navigation bar for a glimpse of former friends and classmates.