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•   Keith Schramel (Werkheiser)  4/27
•   Dana Ackerman  3/11
•   Daniel Neff  3/9
•   Mike Ryan  3/9
•   David Simock  2/15
•   Daryl Deibert  12/11
•   John Itterly  12/8
•   Jayne Moll (Nelson)  12/8
•   James Schneider  12/4
•   Terry Ann Roberts (Oswald)  12/2
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Arizona
4 live in California
2 live in Colorado
7 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Idaho
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
1 lives in Maine
2 live in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Michigan
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
1 lives in New Hampshire
3 live in New York
7 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oklahoma
286 live in Pennsylvania
4 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
3 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
2 live in Virginia
1 lives in Wisconsin
16 location unknown

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Donald Miller  5/29
•   Jeff Frey  6/3
•   Deborah Silfies (Fartuch)  6/4
•   Earl Hower  6/5
•   Geraldine Micklos (Stouffer)  6/8
•   Carol White (Resh)  6/8
•   Eric Reph (TReph)  6/9
•   Bruce Smith  6/10
•   Gail Eisenhard (Walters)  6/17
•   Donna Dreisbach (Allain-Dendor)  6/18
•   Dorothy Stauffer (Kruk)  6/18
•   Sally Hutnick (Geary)  6/20
•   Gary Nicholas  6/20
•   Susan Silfies (Stephens)  6/23

MISSING CLASSMATES


JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 54.5%

A:   198   Joined
B:   165   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ROXANNE BUSS LOST HER MOTHER RUBY - 5/16/24

Ruby J. Kocher, 91, of Effort, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2024 at home. She was the loving wife of the late Darrell T. Buss and John Kocher.

Born in Martins Creek, PA, she was the daughter to the late Herman and Mary (Morris) Hissim.

Ruby started her employment as a book keeper at DeMartino Garage in Easton then leaving and working at Kebler Brewery in Easton. She was a Seamstress at Delightform in Easton before becoming the owner of Timber Wolf Inn in Bath. She retired as an CNA at VNA in Monroe County.

Ruby is survived by her children: Roxanne Carrell of Harrisburg, Darrell T. Buss II of Windgap, and Rita Morris, of Long Pond; her step-children: Sandy Doncses of Nazareth, Roy Kocher of Nazareth, and Bonnie Kocher of Allentown; her sister; Ellen Seese of Easton, PA; her six grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.

Ruby is predeceased by her children: John "Pete" Kocher, Ernie Kocher and Sharon Kocher; her grandchild, Rachel Buss; her brothers: Herman Hissim and Dale Hissim, and her sister, Joyce Niece.

Private burial has been entrusted to Bolock Funeral Home & Crematory, and will take place at the Northampton Memorial Shrine in Easton.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ruby J. Kocher please visit our Sympathy Store.

Hey Class Family: FREE FREE FREE

I'm cleaning up things from our 50th Reunion. If there is anyone who has attended our 50th Class Reunion and would like any of these items, please let me know.

Small votive candle holders, some with candles and also orange/white batter candles.

A lot of votives and they are clean

Plastic wine glasses.. A lot of glasses

I also have Alcohol left over from the Reunion. All the bottles are opened. I would prefer only 1 bottle per person. So, that everyone get's a chance at something. I would also like the bottles to go to our 50th Class Reunion Attendees. They are the one's who paid for it. 

Contact me if interested, first come!

Hugs, Nancy & Jeff Rice

njrice64@aol.com

61-657-3095




Gail (Eisenhard) & Bryan Walters lost their son, Justin.


Justin M. Walters of Greenville, NH, passed away unexpectedly December 26th. He was born in Concord, MA in 1987, son of Bryan and Gail (Eisenhard) Walters. Justin was a graduate of Nashoba Regional High School in Bolton, MA. He was Operations Manager at Monadnock Aviation in Keene, NH.
He is survived by Cathy Walker and their son Eben Walters of Shirley, MA, partner Jocelyn Bosworth of Greenville, NH, parents Bryan and Gail Walters of Leominster, MA; sister Jillian Walters-Taylor of Shirley, MA, nieces and nephews; Tiffanie, Chris (CJ), Ally, Nathan and Beckett of Shirley, MA; paternal grandfather Harry Walters of Bath, PA; and extended family in Pennsylvania. He was predeceased by brother Scott Walters.
Justin was a dedicated movie and aircraft buff and enjoyed listening to a wide range of music, playing his ukuleles, and spending time with his two cats.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Wright-Roy Funeral Home, Inc., 109 West Street, Leominster, MA, followed by a graveside service at 1:30 pm in Evergreen Cemetery, 357 Main Street, Leominster, MA.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Justin's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at act.alz.org
To leave a message of condolence visit; www.wrightroyfuneralhome.com
View the online memorial for Justin M. Walters

Gw/njr 12/28/23

Deborah (Heckman) Heilman Lost her father, Dec. 21, 2023

Sterling K. Heckman, 91, formerly of Bath, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at Heritage Pointe Rehab and Healthcare Center, Doylestown, where he was residing. Sterling was the beloved husband of the late Grace M. (Miller) Heckman, who died in 2014.
Survivors: he will be missed by his two daughters, Deborah A. Heilman and her husband, Steve, Jane E. Ducey and her husband, James; sister, Janet Minnich; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.
Services: will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, December 28, 2023 in Christ Church of Bath, U.C.C., 109 S. Chestnut St., Bath, PA. A Masonic service will be held at 10:45 AM. Family and friends may call, Thursday, from 9:45 to 10:45 AM in the church. Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Bath. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Bath.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sterling's memory, may be made to Christ Church of Bath, U.C.C.

Published by Morning Call on Dec. 24, 2023. njr-12/28/23

Lester P. Snyder, Sr.

Lester P. "Butch" Snyder, Sr., 69, of Moore Township, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg, after being stricken at home. He was the husband of Jane A. (McCandless) Snyder to whom he was married 49½ years.

Butch, as he was affectionately known, was born in Allentown to the late Lester H. and MaryAnn (Antonition) Snyder, and was a graduate Northampton High School, Class of 1973. Truck driving, which was his passion, began at the early age of 19 and continued for several decades where Butch was an independent driver/owner as well as working for other trucking companies, before retiring. He was also known as a collector of guns, cars, and especially snowmobiles, which he loved to drive at home and in upstate New York. Throughout the years, Butch and Jane enjoyed traveling with their camper and were avid NASCAR fans.

Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Jane, he will be dearly missed by his children, Lester P. Snyder, Jr. of Moore Township, Jaime M. Dieter and partner, Thomas Menio, Jr., of Moore Township, and Mandy J. Pasquariello of Lehigh Township; eight grandchildren, Micayla, Austin and wife, Brittany, Jonathan, Isaac, Nicholas, Christopher, Isaiah, and Angelina; and two great-granddaughters, Elliana Jane and Isabella Mae, who he absolutely adored. Butch is also survived by two brothers, Paul M. Snyder and wife, Gail, of Wind Gap, and Mark A. Snyder of Weissport; along with nieces and nephews and their families. He was predeceased by a brother, Peter S. Snyder; and two sisters, Mary R. Hahn and Kathy L. Kunkle.

Services: A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. in the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Saturday morning from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service. Interment will be private.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Calvary Baptist Church, 5300 Green Pond Road, Easton, PA 18045.

Published by Morning Call on Dec. 20, 2023.

Please sign Guest Book on www.themorningcall.com/obits


 

I sincerely hope that your "50th Class Reunion" was everything you imagined it could be. From myself and your fantastic reunion committee, we want to thank you for all of your support, kind words, and the love that was shown through out the night.  Love, your family, Nancy, Jeff and the Reunion Committee

If you click on Photo Gallery on your class website you can see our reunion photo's. www.northamptonclassof73.com

 

Would anyone like any of these items.

Deceased photos to give to their families.

Picture frames or lanimated group photo's.

PomPoms to make crafts with.

Orange Reunion bags.

Nancy njrice64@aol.com    6106573095  text




Carol Grabarits lost her father, November 20, 2023

Vincent J. Grabarits, 88, of Treichlers, passed away at home on November 20, 2023. Born March 21, 1935 in Northampton, he was a son of the late Vincze and Anna (Sundheimer) Grabarits. He was married to Rose D. (Dischinat) Grabarits for 66 years before her passing in 2021. Vince was a graduate of Parkland High School; was employed for Western Electric for 34 years and worked at Two Guys Deli for 12 years. He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, and attended St. Nicholas Church, Walnutport. He was a life member of the Hungarian Hall where he served as bartender, party coordinator, and alley manager for many years. Even though he was born in Northampton, Vince grew up in Laury's Station where he played baseball and basketball at various places in the neighborhood. He ran casino bus trips for 30 years, enjoyed polka dancing at the Coplay Saugerbund and volunteered for MusikFest. Vince was a member of various social clubs throughout the area; including various bowling leagues at different clubs, where he got two 300-games and an 800 series. He was also in several softball leagues for 50 years. Survivors: son, Michael Grabarits and wife Marianne; daughters, Carol Ann Thomason and husband Keith, Janet Sforza and husband Michael; granddaughters, Kristi and Sabrina; step-granddaughters, Chelsey Henson and Sarah Bachman; 6 step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Dergosits; nieces, Margaret and Patricia; and his beloved cats, Katie, Sweet pea, Benjamin, Molly, and Rosie. He was predeceased by triplet grandchildren, Jonathan, Lindsey, and Joshua. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday November 28th at 11:30 a.m. in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Family and friends may call on Monday 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, and on Tuesday from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. in the church. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted to www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions may be made to Queenship of Mary Church, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, or to Animals in Distress in Vince's memory.

Published by Morning Call on Nov. 23, 2023.

 

ARE YOU AS EXCITED AS I AM?

We have 2 days to go until we celebrate our "50th Reunion" with our dear friends. I don't know about you, but I am truly excited to see everyone that I have been communicating with over the computer. 

It doesn't matter if we've gotten gray, gained weight or developed those unwanted wrinkles. What matter's on Saturday, November 25th, is the love in our hearts for our friends that we've shared laughter and special times with over these 50 years. We've lost so many class family members and on this day we will remember them and honor them with their photo's being in the same room with us. **After the reunion is over, if you've lost a special loved one, please take their photo and candle of lit home with you. 

The live band will play from 6 pm to 9 pm. After the band at 9 pm, we will be drawing our raffle tickets. So, bring those Alexander Hamilton's with you. ($10.00 bill)  Tickets will be 11 ticket's for $10. Buy as many as you want. I asked for 10 raffle items and I rec'd 24 raffle items. Wow, we are truly blessed to have the best NHS Class. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

**Doors open at 4 pm. Please, sign in, under your last name in high school. Get your name tag(s) 

4 to 5 pm sign in, mingle, name tag and buy raffle tickets.

**If you didn't sign the disclaimer, you will be asked to sign it before being able to attend the reunion.

**5 - 6 pm will be dinner. Chicken/ham/filling/salad/beans/vanilla ice  cream and cupcakes made by Brenda Frankenfield Feiller.

**6 - 9 pm Introduction, social time and live band

**9 pm raffles tickets picked and class photo (including your spouse)

**11 pm Time to go home or maybe - come to the Hungarian hall to continue to party.

SEE YA THERE!!

HUGS, NANCY & JEFF

 

THE NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER HAS BEEN RENOVATED..  BEAUTIFUL..

In our reunion program, I would like to include anyone's name who needs prayers. 

We may have classmates that are in need.

Please, let me know if you know of anyone in need of prayers.

Do this ASAP..

THANK YOU, Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com

610-657-3095

NORTHAMPTON 50TH REUNION ATTENDEES

NOVEMBER 25, 2023   ----     Deadline October 20, 2023

Brenda Frankenfield         2             

James Schneider               2           

Jayne Moll                          2           

Earl Hower                          2            

Lorrie Graver                      1           

Timothy Masluk                 2           

Gerri Micklos                     1             

James Csencsits               1            

Diane Balliet                       2           

Stephen Gerkovich            2            

Wanda Weidman                2           

Terry Schafer                      2           

William Miller                      2          

Brian/Gail Walters              2         

Jerry Hussar                       2            

Don Newhart                       1         

Bruce Smith                         2           

Ron Newhart                        2           

Carl Litwin                            1             

Melinda Marakovits             1             

Linda Andreas                      2           

Larry Kibler                           2           

Anthony Kochenash            1            

David Resh                           2              

Kathy Puskaritz                    2             

Richard Schmidt                   2           

Linda Silfies                           2           

Sharon Woodring                  1 

Jeff/Nancy Rice                     2 

Maria Pasquariello               2

Jane Gardner                        1

Linda Frankenfield               1 

Richard Silfies                     2

Mark Schlaffer                     2

Helene Bower                      1

Sharon Ruhf                        1 

Wendy Beahm                    2

Brenda Stopay                   1   

Dianne Wensel                   2 

Karen Frisch                       1

Margery Faust                    2 

Bonnie Smith                     2

Larry Silfies                       2

Steph Kimak                      2

Carol Bensinger                2

Bill/Debra Heckman          2

Linda Wirth                        1

Garry Hunsicker                2

Keith Green                       2

Gregory Smith                  1

Gary Hartzell                    2

Denise Hayne                  1

Duane Oswald                 2

David Stoudt                   1

Leon Creyer                    1                       91

Tina Schramel                2

Peggy Yanisch               1

William Muffley              1

Rosemary Hvazda         1

April Joe Fox                 1

Armell Mann                  1                 98    

John Itterly                    2

MaryAnn Kimak             1

Debra Bloss                   1

Anthony Pagotto           2

Nanette Rusyn               2

Linda Fritz                      2

Carol Bell                       2

Sandy Wambold            1

David Jacoby                 1

Chris Makovsky             2

Diane Hock                    1

Ann Bielski                   2

Terry Roberts               1

Dorothyt Gilbert           2

John Gober                  1        121

Lester Snyder              2

Ronald Knopf              2

Cathy Feichtl                2

George Kistler              1

John Yarsevich            1

Christine Schaffer        2    131

Roxanne Buss             1

Debra Mondschein        2

Cindy Schirer                 2

Richard Snyder             2     138

Jeannie Miletics            1

Michele Horvath            2

Elise Kucirka                 2

Sharon Lapointe            1

Annie Sodl                     1

Perry Sinatore                2

Carol Grabarits              1       148

Dale Smith                      1

David Lack                      2      151

David Csencsitz             1

Jeff Hall                           1

Susan Mientus               1

Geoffrey Buskirk           1         155

 Jim Schneider              -2        

Paul Druckenmiller        2

Total coming to the Class Reunion 155

Friday is the deadline and we have to finalize at the NCC.

Thank you all, for helping with every aspect of your "50th Class Reunion."

I Love my Class Family and I'm so proud of you!   

Thank You...  heart

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out these raffle gifts coming to your 50th Class Reunion.

There are many more to come....

Bring your dollars... Everything is $100.00 or over...

 

 

"HEY CLASS FAMILY"

I'M SO VERY PROUD OF EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU, THAT HAVE SENT IN YOUR REUNION RETURN.

WE'RE AT 148 AND I'M SURE WE'LL HIT OUR GOAL OF 150.

LIKE A DEAR FRIEND OF MINE SAID,

"WE ARE AN AMAZING CLASS WITH AMAZING FRIENDS"

THANKS, JIM SCHNEIDER

YOU ARE POSITIVELY CORRECT! 

The deadline was October 20, but, if you still want to come, send in your return or contact me. At this point we know where we stand with attendance.

THIS WILL BE OUR LAST BIG REUNION.

Bring your laughter and your smiles. Also, bring your dollars for the beautiful raffle gifts that our classmates contributed.

The raffle gifts are all over $100 or more.

We have a 50" TV, valued over $250.

Your ticket could win one of these beautiful gifts.

A picture of all the gifts will follow after I have recieved them.

I personally want to thank, the reunion committee members and each and every classmate coming to the 50th Reunion.

My heart is overjoyed with so much love.

Sincerely, Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com/610-657-3095

 

 

Ok, Class Family, we need your help!

We are trying to get 150 guests for the reunion. Can you help us hit that goal? If everyone comes that have promised, we are only 5 people short. Can you ask you girlfriends or your buddies from school to come?

Jeff and I have been calling everyone and went from 131 to 145. 

JUST 5 MORE FAMILY MEMBERS NEEDED!!

LETS DO THIS TOGETHER!!!!

Come to your 50th Reunion. This is probably going to be our last big reunion. After this one we will most likely have a gathering every 2 years at a restaurant and just have dinner and drinks. We're losing to many classmates to wait every 5 years.

So, come to this reunion and enjoy your friendships from years past. Time is getting shorter for us.

Even if you have sent in your invitation as a "not coming" you can always change your mind. Just give us a call.

October 20, 2023 deadline

njr

610-657-3095

njrice64@aol.com

NHS 1973, 50th Reunion

November 25 2023

If you have a group of 8 people, why not reserve your table.

Let me know!

Must have 8 to your group!

njrice64@aol.com/610-657-3095/ Nancy Rice

Reserved Tables:

Brenda Frankenfield Feiller                               Maria Pasquariello Kutz

Jeff/Nancy Heffintrayer Rice                             Linda Silfies Hummel

Susan Bower Mientus                                        Stephanie Kimak Borger   

Tina Schramel Werkeiser 2                                Tim Masluk

Makovsky

 

If you want to see who is playing at your 50th Class Reunion

Come out and see "Flirtin With The Mob"

Flirtin With the Mob

Don't Forget... This Saturday, 9/16, Starting at 7:30... Boogie Down to the Steel Pub for great food, great drinks and.... One Hot, Funky Night with FWTM! We are gonna have a blast, so don't be late! We want to see you all on the Dance Floor Show'n us your moves! See you there!!

Please everybody, get your reservations in for your 50th reunion. Everyone's excited to see who's all coming and how many are coming. As your reservations come in, I post the names,  So check out which one of your friends are coming and come and say hi to them.

Deadline is October 20, 2023. If you need extra time just contact me, so I can add you into the count of attendees.

IT'S COMING FAST AND WE'RE ALL EXCITED!

HUGS,  Your reunion committee

Njrice64@aol.com

610-657-3095 thank 

 

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I LOVE YOU ALL CLASS FAMILY!

 

Remembering our family from NHS Class of 1973

Come to your 50th reunion before you lose a best friend.

17 members gone since last reunion in 2018. (pictured)

"55 - total gone"

 

"50th Class Reunion"

November 25, 2023

Your 50th Class Reunion, will be here before you know it!

You've had the June 2, 2023 graduation together. GREAT!

You've also had the class picnic together.  WONDERFUL!

Now it's time to end the year with your "50th Class Reunion."

Let's make it, AMAZING!

Live Band and Raffles 

You have 4 weeks to get your reunion payment in.

If you are in need of help, we've had several people offer to help.

You just need to reach out!

Confidential

njrice64@aol.com

610-657-3095 (call or text)

Nancy (Heffintrayer) Rice

 

New picnic photos have been added to the 2023 Summer Picnic Vol II folder located in the Photo Gallery. Enjoy!

 

Linda Stout Knauss lost her sister in law Debra Brobst

Debra Jean Brobst, 69 of Northampton, PA passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus in Bethlehem, PA. Born Monday, May 24, 1954 in Northampton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Jack Knauss and the late Jean Knauss-Graham. She was the wife of LeRoy E. Brobst with whom she shared 46 years of marriage last October 30, 2022.
Debra was a 1972 graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School and was last employed as the Manager of the Northampton Memorial Community Center for 20 years until retiring in December 2021. Prior to, she was employed as a lady assistant and pre-planning counselor at the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, PA for 19 years. She started working for Orr's department store, Bethlehem, as a hairdresser/ beautician. She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton, where she served on church council, choir, and she was a Sunday school teacher. Debra was a member of the Northampton Exchange Club. She will be remembered by all for her kindness, and her loving, caring, and compassionate personality.
Surviving along with her husband LeRoy are daughter, Holly wife of James Fogel, of Hudson, FL, son, Ryan Brobst and wife Michelle of Walnutport, PA, brothers, Scott A. Knauss and wife Linda of Womelsdorf, PA and Terry L. Knauss and wife Carol of Hellertown, PA, sisters, Susan E. Reed and Diane C. wife of Stephen Weslosky both of Northampton, PA; 5 grandchildren; Hannah, Abigail wife of Zachary Beckman, Rebecca, Ethan, and Grant, along with many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067, with the Rev. Dr. Becky Beckwith officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM prior to the service. Interment will follow in Allen Union Cemetery, Northampton, PA.
Contributions: May be made towards the Debra Brobst Scholarship Fund payable to the Schisler Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

Published by Morning Call on Sep. 15, 2023.

njr

Richard and Sheila Silfies, our 2023 Class Picnic hosts, would like to thank everyone who came out to the class picnic on Saturday, Sept 9th.  It was a wonderful day, despite the early evening downpour, with great food, music, and a chance to reconnect with "old" classmates.  We would also appreciate any and all feedback on what you liked about the picnic, what you didn't like, and what you'd like to have at the 2024 Class Picnic. We are always looking for new ideas and input so feel free to contact Richard (610-217-3818) or Lois (lfvr55@hotmail.com, 908-892-8086) with your thoughts. Once again, thank you Richard and Sheila for another great picnic!!

Please check the Photo Gallery for lots of 2023 picnic pictures. More will be uploaded as we get them. If you would like to share your pictures please contact Lois who will add them to the website. 

SUMMER PICNIC 2023 PHOTO'S HAVE BEEN POSTED

LOOK FOR THIS PHOTO ON PHOTO GALLERY

 

Stephanie and Mary Ann Kimak lost their father Sept. 5, 2023

Edward F. Kimak, 92, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Northampton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Dorothy S. (Smolick), with whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born March 31, 1931, in Treichlers, he was a son of the late Michael and Helen (Parlowe) Kimak. Edward was a steamfitter with the UA Local Union 420, Philadelphia, for over 40 years. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Navy and was a life member of the Catholic War Vets Post 454. He was also active with the Knights of Columbus Allentown Council 528. Edward was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church.
Survivors: daughters, Stephanie Borger and her husband, Gary, Mary Ann Pitts and husband, Theodore, and Paula Sheehan; son, Edward P. and wife, Lois; grandchildren, Benjamin, Timothy, Leah, Tyler, Thaddeus, Marcus, Rachel, Emily, and Jack; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by his daughter, Susan Kimak-Hartman, son, Matthew, grandson, Edward, granddaughter, Faun, 3 sisters and 4 brothers.
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. in Assumption BVM Church, 22nd & Washington Ave., Northampton. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, N. Catasauqua. Arrangements are under the direction of Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Online condolences may be offered below.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be presented to the Wounded Warrior Project, Tunnel to Towers Foundation, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in loving memory of Edward.

To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Edward F. Kimak, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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"CHEERS TO 50 YEARS"

Thank You, to everyone returning your 50th Class Reunion invitations.

We appreciate your response, whether you are coming or not. 

Keep them coming! <3

 

Hello All!

This is a reminder to PLEASE RSVP for the NHS Class of '73 Picnic on Sept. 9th if you have not already done so.  You can RSVP directly to Richard at 610-217-3818 or email Lois at lfvr55@hotmail.com.  We ask that you respond by Sept. 5 if possible.  If you are unable to respond by then, please know that last minute guests are always welcome.  We appreciate hearing from you even if you will not be attending. Also, we will not be mailing out paper postcards so please spread the word to any classmates you know who may not have email.  

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

September 9th, 2023 - 1 PM

Hosted by Richard and Sheila Silfies at their home

1300 N. Cottonwood Rd., Danielsville, PA 

Please bring your favorite dish to share! Typical picnic foods will be offered

Below is a list of people who have responded that they will be attending:

Terry and Michelle Schafer

Larry Kibler

Joe Melinsky

Jerry Hussar

Itzy Schneider

Florence Grim Druckenmiller

Candi and Donnie Miller

Sandy Frey Wambold

Marvin and Helen Smith

Steve Gerkovich

Lester and Jan Snyder

Nancy and Jeff Rice

Duane and Nixit Oswald

Lorrie Graver

Bill and Debbie Heckman

Brenda and Richard Frankenfield

Lois and Bill Favier

Carl Litwin

Mark Schlaffer

Rick and Beverly Schmidt

Karen Frisch

Garry Hunsicker

Linda Cook

Bill & MaryLou Miller

Linda Hummel and Bud

Penny Apanel Fritz

David Resh

Carol Resh 

Carolyn Kutz & Derrell

Kathy Szapacs Horn & Randy

Sharon Woodring

Armell Mann McFarland

Larry Silfies

 

 

A small story to think about!

Duane Oswald/Jeff Rice

These two had the most amazing friendship in school. Since, they've been out of school and had their own lives, their friendship went to the side for many, many years. Recently, they have reconnected and have brought their friendship back to what it was. They are spending time together with their families, going camping together, going out to eat together, sitting by a campfire together, paying cards together, etc. But mostly, they thought about the time they missed together. So, they contacted each other and their friendship is rekindled. Just take that one step and your life could change.

Yes, even at this age. The smiles on their faces say everything. 

Come to your "50th Class Reunion" and rekindle that "many, many years lost" friendship, before it's to late. We've lost 17 more classmates since last reunion in 2018. Time doesn't wait for anyone. See you at your 50th Class Reunion, November 25, 2023. If you need help financially, please let Jeff or I know.

We'll make sure you have help, with no one knowing. PROMISE!!

God Bless You Always!

S

"Your" 50th Class Reunion

time to talk to your best friends from school.

Life is getting shorter, don't procrastinate!

GLENN DALE MILLER - A CLASSMATE LOST

Glenn Dale Miller, originally from Danielsville, PA, passed away on August 1, 2023, at 1:02 pm, in LVHN Cedar Crest Hospital's Hospice, after several years of difficult times.

The career he was most passionate about was auctioneering. He was a third generation Auctioneer and had started working at age eight in the auction business under his grandfather Daniel S. Miller and father, Wilson D. Miller, at Miller's Auction Co. He also worked as an Operations Manager at A1 Restaurant Supply, as a Private Investigator for Confidential Investigations, and various other employment ventures throughout his life.

He spent the majority of his life in Allentown, PA, and the Lehigh Valley area, where his heart of devotion to serve God, the community and the church, poured out. He always turned to God through life's victories and challenges. He would have spent all his time serving God and his community if he could.

Glenn’s daughters were his pride and joy. His legacy will live on in his three daughters through the love, compassion, consideration, and courageous strength with which they serve their communities.

Glenn was a gifted creative artist, a steward of conservation and he loved to express these passions in many forms. He also loved to make others laugh in any way he could.

He was predeceased by: his parents, Ruth E. (Kleppinger) & Wilson D. Miller, infant brother Leonard, and sister Sally Sheets.

He will be missed by: his three daughters, Cathryn, Cassandra, and Caleigh Miller; his siblings and their spouses, Bonnie & Abe Sauder, Barry & Yvonne Miller, Bruce & Lynn Miller, Brian Miller; his best friend since early childhood, Tim & Carol Hoover; his nieces & nephews, and many others.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, PA 18035, on August 26, 2023. Service begins at 2:00 pm for family and friends. Doors open at 1:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please share your favorite and funniest memories, stories, and sentiments of Glenn. You can do so here on this site, through a private message on Facebook or other forms, or at the celebration of life service. There will be a designated receiving box for written sentiments at the service. If you feel led to help support the family during this challenging time, please donate here to help the family with the financial costs of his end-of-life services.

Hey Class Family

I am going to ask your help as your "50th Reunion" advances. 

I rec'd Invitations back with address change.

Can anyone help me with these?

Francine Hinkle

Sharon Arnold

Harold Sutton

Paul Grim

Joseph Beal

Diane Cogossi

Thank you in advance.

Again, I will keep posting and maybe you can help find your friends. 

Hugs, Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com heart

 

 

Remember....

If you want to come to your 50th Class Reunion!

Remember....

We have several Angel's that want to help you out!

Remember....

To contact me and I'll help you out!

Remember....

Pay what you can or can't, we'll take care of the rest!

Remember....

It is always confidential, no one will know!

Remember...

We're trying very hard to get everyone here!

It's your 50th Reunion and you are so blessed to be able to attend!

heart

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com 

 

They're on the way!

Invitations have been mailed out today, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023.

Please, if you don't receive your invitation, please contact me. 

I'm trying to make sure, that I haven't missed anyone.

This is our 50th year, and it's going to be a big deal,

seeing all of our wonderful friends. 

If you promised a raffle item, please, start getting them to me.

NOTE:

If you feel you can't afford the price of coming to

"YOUR 50TH REUNION" don't worry. 

Contact me and I'll make sure you can come.

Again, we have some Angel's who want to make sure that

everyone in our class can make their 50th Reunion.  

Pay what you can and we'll take care of the rest.

ALSO

**We will have our raffle items again, since you all enjoy them.

**We will also have a live group "Flirting with the Mob" playing.

**There are many single people that come alone, just come.

"Hugs to you all, Class Family" heart

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com (please use referance line)

610-657-3095

 

104 NHS 1973 Alumni showed up for the

 June 2, 2023 graduation.

Northampton Class of 1973, would like to honor one of our own.

Our Class member Ronald Newhart

 Ron will receive the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award on September 17, 2023, 

at Woodstone Country Club. (anyone can attend)

NHS Class of 1973, will put an advertisement in the program to honor one of our own. 

Congratulations Ron!

AND SO IT BEGINS!!   heart

 YOUR INVITATIONS ARE STUFFED

AND

READY TO COME TO YOUR HOME. 

"CHEERS TO 50 YEARS"

Terry Murphy Lost his mother Barbara, July 1, 2023

Barbara Ann Murphy, 86 of Schnecksville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2023 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born on July 24, 1936 in Mountainville, PA, she was a daughter of the late Wilmer and Cora (Zimmerman) Frey. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of over 55 years, Merrill in 2008. She was employed as a secretary for Lehigh University Engineering and a car rental sales representative for ABE Airport for many years. Barbara was a faithful member of St. Paul’s UCC, Northampton. She enjoyed attending bible study at BSF Bible Study in Bethlehem for 18 years. Family was her greatest joy. She loved spending time with her family, boating, shopping, traveling and Disney trips. She was full of life; always on the move, volunteering at events, making friends wherever she went. Barbara was the #1 fan of 3D Dance School and supporting her grandchildren in all they did.
Survivors: Barbara is survived by her daughter, Linda Reiter with whom she resided and her children, Lindsay Reiter; Christopher Reiter; son, Terrence Murphy, wife Karen and his children, Jennifer Murphy Gabovitz, husband Michael and their daughter, Kirsten; Rebecca Murphy-Geroulo and her children, Christian Sabwa, Gabriella Sabwa, Lilliana Geroulo; Shawn Murphy, wife Megan and their children, McKenna Murphy, Shane Murphy and brother, Wilmer Frey Jr and wife Cheryl. A son-in-law, Carl Reiter and brother, Kenneth Frey preceded Barbara in death.
Services: Family and friends may gather on Friday, July 28th from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery, Allentown. Online condolences may be offered below.

 

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Great Event 

The Northampton Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation is publicizing the Distinguished Alumni Awardees this week (in local papers).  Attached is the link to the NKKEF website with the annoucement.  There is a fundraiser dinner on September 17, 2023 at the Woodstone Country Club in Danielsville.  It would be great if you could post this on the class of 1973 website to allow other classmates to contribute or attend the dinner.  The funds are used to support tons of great educational opportunities within the school system. 

https://www.konkretefoundation.org/distinguished-alumni-gala

Thanks.... Ron Newhart (classmate 1973)

 

Mary Jane (Mitchel) Deaver lost her mother at age 101

Gaetana Mitchell 
Gloria has passed away at the age of 101 on Sunday June 11, 2023 while a guest of Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation in Allentown. Born on January 26, 1922, Gloria was one of 7 children born to Carmelo and Anna (Geraci)Crisafulli. She was married to the late William Henderson Mitchell Sr. for 45 years and the mother of two children, Mary Jane and the late William Henderson Mitchell, Jr. Gloria served her Country during WWII in the U.S. Navy. She enjoyed a full life between her volunteering, her love of sewing, and her willingness to help various military groups. Gloria is survived by her daughter, Mary Jane Deaver with husband Stewart of Jacksonville, Florida, her 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; daughter in law Maria (Kohler) Mitchell. Gloria will be interred privately with her husband at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. To honor her love of the Military, we request donations be presented to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 www.woundedwarrierproject.org Thank you.

The Gilbert Funeral Home of Whitehall

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Bryan Blocker Classmate of 1973

Bryan A. Blocker, 68 of Northampton, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at his home.
Born June 30, 1954 in Allentown, he was the son of the late Astor F. and Violetta A. (Tindula) Blocker.
He worked as a mechanic at Arcelor Mittal, Harrisburg, for many years before retiring. Bryan loved to spend time with his family and doing jigsaw puzzles.
He is survived by daughters, Lauren M. Blocker and Caitlin M. Blocker, son, Bradley Blocker, grandson, Benjamin Matalenas, brothers, Robert Blocker and James Blocker, sisters, Iris Blum and Sharon Reph. He was predeceased by brother, Wayne Blocker.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

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ANOTHER 2023 CLASS GATHERING

WE NEED YOUR INPUT

It's that time of the year again and Richard Silfies is ready to host another outdoor class gathering.  For those of you who have attended past class picnics you know how much time Richard spends procuring all the food, setting up, and cooking for this event. This year he is thinking of getting food trucks for our gathering but we need your input on what foods/food trucks you would prefer.  He would also like your input regarding a date for the event.  

Please complete the NHS Class of '73 Picnic Survey in the left navigation bar of this page to help Richard plan the type of event YOU want.

As always, thank you for your input and enjoy your summer!  

Hey Class Family

I am asking if anyone would be willing to help donate to a live band for our reunion. We are in need of about $400.00 yet to cover the cost.

FLIRTING WITH THE MOB is the band

Please, let me know!

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

610-657-3095

njrice64@aol.com

I have heard nothing but positive comments about the 2023 Graduation and our gathering for our 50th Anniversary.  

Please, remember to mark your calendars for November 25, 2023 for your 50th Class Reunion at the Northampton Community Center. We will be having a live band, raffles, dancing and wonderful friendship reunions. Save your money for those reunion tickets and the wonderful, wonderful raffle gifts that your classmates have donated. 

See you all soon for more hugs, Love Ya, Nancy & Jeff Rice

James Csencsits mother passed December 31, 2022

Margaret M. Csencsits, 89, of Northampton died Friday, December 31 in Alexandria Manor, Bath. She was the wife of the late Martin F. Csencsits who died May 10, 2009. Born, October 13, 1921 in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Yandrisevits) Yaksits. Margaret was a beautician for many years, and also worked at the Hellertown Bakery in Northampton. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. Margaret was also a member of the former St. Joseph Sick & Beneficial Society. Survivors: sons, Martin J. Csencsits and his wife Patricia, of Laurys Station, James R. Csencsits and his wife Gigi, of Boise, Idaho, Dennis E. Csencsits and his wife Andrea, of Bethlehem; five grandchildren, Pamela, Martin John, Meredith, Michael and Brittany; 10 great-grandchildren, Kaden, Lorelei,(Keyhanna, Adeline, Eegan, Grayson, Griffin, Rexton, Mackenzie, and Tinley); sisters, Helen Schwartz, of Bethlehem and Theresa, wife of John Franczak, of Nazareth. Margaret was predeceased by her son, Father Eugene Francis Csencsits and her daughter, Margaret Csencsits; sisters, Stella Novogratz, Mary Polzer and Emma Tanzos. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 5th at 10:30 a.m. in Queenship of Mary Church 1324 Newport Ave. Northampton. Family and friends may call Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home 326 E. 21st ST. Northampton. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Parish Cemetery, Northampton. Contributions: Memorials may be presented to the church c/o funeral home.

presented on: June 3, 2023 njr

SAVE THE DATE FOR YOUR

"50TH CLASS REUNION

NOVEMBER 25, 2023

(this speaks volumns)

June 2nd, 2023 graduation is next weekend!

Reminder:

The High School Cafeteria will open the doors for us at 4:30 pm. The lite meal will be served at 5 pm. Then at 6:30 pm, we will walk down to the football field where we will have seats set up on the field and we'll be honored as having graduated "50 years ago".

Our graduating Class in 1973 was 419 members.

If you can't walk, don't panic. We are promised to have golf carts to take us down to the football field. Be patient, we'll all work together. Jeff and I have our medical issues also. 

Your checks were deposited on Thursday, May 25th, 2023.

Name tags are to be given out! We have all changed so don't be embarassed if you don't know who someone is. We've all gotten older. 

See you there, Hugs to my Class Family

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice & Jeff Rice

njrice64@aol.com

610-657-3095

 

4 more added since yesterday! We're up to 102 Attendees   OMG!!!

June 2nd, 2023 - Attendees for Graduation Ceremony

Class of 1973

**The school is getting as many golf carts as possible to help get everyone on the field together. Please, don't worry about walking. You're covered!


Linda (Andreas) Greenzweig – 2 (reception & graduation)

Rosemarie (Arndt) Elliott – 1  (reception & graduation)

Carol (Bensinger) Snyder – 1 (graduation only)

Carol (Bickert) Heckman – 2 -  (reception & graduation)

Eleanor (Blakeslee) Siegfried – 2 (reception only)

Debra Bloss – 1 (graduation only)

Roxanne (Buss) Carrell – 1  (reception & graduation)

David F. Csencsitz – (reception only)

Wendy (Derhammer) Diodoardo – 1  (reception & graduation)

Sharon (Lapointe) Diehl – 1  (reception & graduation)

Brenda (Frankenfield) Feiller – 2  (reception & graduation)

Karen Frisch – 1  (reception & graduation)

Stephen Gerkovich – 2  (reception & graduation)

Carol (Grabarits) Thomason – 2  (reception & graduation)

Lorrie Graver – 1  (reception & graduation)

Gary Hartzell – 1  (reception & graduation)

William & Debra (Lamparter) Heckman – 2  (reception & graduation)

Diane (Hock) Turner – 1  (reception & graduation)

Michele (Horvath) Parise – 2  (reception & graduation)

Garry Hunsicker – 2  (reception & graduation)

David Jacoby – 1  (reception & graduation)

Stephanie (Kimak) Borger 1 (reception only)

George Kistler – 1  (reception & graduation)

Ronald Knopf – 1 (reception only)

Barry Kocher – 2  (reception & graduation)

David Lack – 2  (reception & graduation)

Carl Litwin – 1  (reception & graduation)

June (Longenbach) Womer -  (reception & graduation)

Chris Makovsky – 2 (graduation only)

Armell (Mann) McFarland – 1  (reception & graduation)

Melinda (Mullner) Marakovits – 1  (reception & graduation)

Susan (Mientus) Bauer - 1  (reception & graduation)

Carol (Miller) Kistler – 2  (reception & graduation)

William Miller – 2  (reception & graduation)

Ronald Newhart – 2  (reception & graduation)

Duane Oswald – 2  (reception & graduation)

Marie (Pasquariello) Kutz – 2  (reception & graduation)

Jeff & Nancy (Heffintrayer) Rice -  2 (reception & graduation)

Terry (Roberts) Oswald -  1 (reception & graduation)

Christine (Schaffer) Kleintop – 2  (reception & graduation)

Cynthia (Schirer) Hantz - 2 (reception & graduation)

Tina (Schramel) Werkheiser - 2 (reception & graduation)

Larry Silfies – 2  (reception & graduation)

Linda (Silfies) Hummel – 2  (reception & graduation)

Bonnie (Smith) Frederick - 2 (reception & graduation)

Bruce Smith - 2 (reception & graduation)

Dennis Smith - 2 (reception & graduation)

Gregory Smith - 2 (reception & graduation)

Marvin Smith - 2 (reception & graduation)

Lester Snyder - 2 (reception & graduation)

Elwood Stamm, Jr. - 2 (reception & graduation)

Dorothy (Stauffer) Kruk - 2 (reception & graduation)

Brenda Stopay – 1 (reception & graduation)

Carolyn (Traugher) Kutz - 2 (reception & graduation)

Kathleen (Volk) Deibert - 2 (reception & graduation)

Bryan and Gail (Eisenhard) Walters - 2 (reception & graduation)

Sandra (Wambold) Frey – 1 (reception & graduation)

Dianne (Wensel) Silfies - 2 (reception & graduation)

Carol (White) Resh – 1 (reception & graduation)

Sharon (Woodring) Kohler – 1 (reception & graduation)

John Yarsevich – 1 (reception & graduation)

Dean Yelles - 2 (reception & graduation)

Cathy (Feichtl) Gilbert - 2 (reception & graduation)  ***

Wm. Muffley and Rosemary Hvazda - 2 (reception & graduation) ***

"50 years since Graduation"

I'm honored to tell everyone that we are going to have a wonderful turnout for the June 2nd Graduation Ceremony.

I was just notified, that we will be having 65 classmates coming together for refreshments and to be honored as having graduated 50 years ago in 1973. This number does not include spouses, etc. So, that means, with spouses, etc. we could be a group of 100+ sitting together and representing your "Class of 1973".

I am so incredibly proud of each and everyone of you! heart

Can you imagine what our 50th Reunion on November 25, 2023 will be like!! 

Blessings to you all and Thank You, for believing in your "Class Family"

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice heart

njrice64@aol.com   610-657-3095

See you all on June 2nd and November 25, 2023

WE'RE NOT DONE YET!!

 

I can't believe how active my emails have been for June 2nd and November 25, 2023. Our totals are going up, Wow..!!    46 of 150 needed...keep them coming!

Walked to my mailbox today and an Angel sent us some money for our 50th Reunion. If you would really, really love to come to your 50th Reunion, but, don't have the finances to come, please, let me know. Mummmmmssssss the word!!

(Again, I will be the only one who knows who would get their 50th Reunion paid)

Contact me: njrice64@aol.com   Nancy

***We are also up to 19 Raffle gifts as of today. I only needed 10, but you guys are amazing to your class family.  Thank You all....

Some promised raffles gifts are listed below: (others not purchased yet)

($100 cash give away, $100 money tree, 52" colored TV, Blackstone grill, Keurig coffee maker, Air Fryer, Ninja Foodi Possible Cooker, Giant $100 gift card, Kelly Pauls wife is sending a memorial gift for Kelly (?). 

We've often been told that we are the most energetic, most reunion members to show up, most active together.

SO VERY PROUD OF YOU ALL...

YOUR

50TH REUNION COMMITTEE FOR 2023

 

 

Quick question!

Is there anyone who DOES NOT WANT ME TO GIVE OUT THEIR ADDRESS to other classmates.

With the 50th Reunion coming, I have been asked for information of other classmates who want to get in contact with their past friends to see if they are coming to our 50th Reunion. 

Send me a text or email me! If I don't hear from you, I will think it is OK to give your information to your friends. I only have 3 names from the past who didn't want their information given out.

Do I need to update that list?

njrice64@aol.com     610-657-3095   (add your name to subject line)

Nancy

Since my last post 20 minutes ago,  Several questions about June 2, 2023

****The one question is, can my spouse accompany me from the school cafateria to the football field? The answer is yes. Your spouse can come and sit with you on the football field. If they ask us to stand, they can also stand with you when announced. We're one big family!  

****The second question is, will I have transportation to the field if I can't walk?

Yes, there will be transportation to get you to the football field.

****The third question is, do I send my check for $14.00 per person right to the school, even if it is made out to Nancy Rice. The answer is yes. After all the invitations come back to the school, I will go in and write one large check for everyone. Hence, why they have to be in my name. Also, the school can not transfer money between an outside venue and the school. 

Get your invitation back to the school with your check for $14.00 per person written out to Nancy Rice.

I must tell you, Denise, that the lady I am dealing with at the school, I know personally. She wouldn't leave anyone out. Especially those that can't walk to the field. 

Hugs, Nancy njrice64@aol.com

 

ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT ME.           LOVE YA ALL....

 

 

*** I just heard from the high school...    June 2, 2023 graduation

The deadline for change of address and invitations being sent out for those with address changes is coming to an end. The food will have to be ordered with Arimark. You have  another weeks left..

If you didn't get your invitation let us know. njrice64@aol.com

(Event: The class of 2023 will graduate on June 2, 2023. We as the graduating class of 1973, will be honored as having graduated 50 years ago. We are so lucky to still have each other to celebrate this honor together.) 

PLEASE, GET YOUR ADDRESS CHANGES TO ME WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK!

We are trying so hard to get everyone involved. I want to personally thank everyone who has cooporated and sent in your addresses.

******  50TH CLASS REUNION ON NOVEMBER 25, 2023

We need 150 to us the banquet hall. Debbie Brobst is no longer in charge to help us out. 

Sofar, we have 35 guest replys of the 150. 

Just contact us, that's all you need to do, we just need numbers as of now.  njrice64@aol.com.

The Class Reunion Committee 2023

 

 

 

 

Announcements will keep coming, so we can keep you updated.            4/12/2023

We had our class reunion meeting last evening. What we need from you to help us plan for your 50th reunion, is, your commitment on attending. We would like to have an idea of how many are going to attend on November 25, 2023. 

The committee is looking into getting something personalized for each classmate attending.  But, for us to be able to order the amount we will need to give out, we will have to know the number of attendees. Anything personalized takes forever to get. So, we have to do it early enough. Thanks in advance!!

***We've had 18 confirms about the 50th reunion. Keep them coming so we can get a personalized gift for everyone. If we don't have enough people, you won't be getting anything special for your 50th reunion. Think Positive!!

To decide, I'm almost (not positive) certain that the price will be the same as the last reunion in 2018. $60.00 P/P. This may help you decide about attending. We will also be having raffle items, listed at $100 or more. As of now we have 17 or 18 items donated by your friends. Items such as, money tree, gift cards, cash, blackstone grill, air fryer, ninja cooker, 52" colored TV, and more to come.

Please, think about this and please, get back to us.

So, we can have the best 50th Class Reunion ever. 

Sincerely,

The Reunion Committee

Attendees: Nancy Heffintrayer Rice, Linda Silfies Hummel, Stephanie Kimak Borger, Maria Pasquariello Kutz, Brenda Stopay, Brenda Frankenfield Feiller, Cindy Schier Hantz, Terry Roberts Oswald

njrice64@aol.com (Nancy)

610-657-3095  (Nancy)

Invitations were sent out for the June 2nd graduation.

I've been contacted by the school of names coming back as undeliverable. I will keep asking your help for addresses as I get them.

names returned:

Kathy Walters Delp

*Pat (Crogan) Henriques (Vacant - Unable to Forward)

FOUND

*Wayne Eichelberger ( Not Deliverable as Addressed - Unable to Forward)

*Leonard Barthol ( Not Deliverable as Addressed - Unable to Forward)

FOUND

*Kathleen (Lotti) Green  (Attempted - Not Known - Unable to Forward)

*Harold Sutton (Unclaimed - Unable to Forward)

Thanks, Nancy

njrice64@aol.com

6106573095

I recieved my invitation today (Saturday, April 8, 2023) for the 2023 graduation ceremony. If you don't get your invitation, please contact me. 

Thank You,

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com

610-657-3095

15 more seats!

While getting together our 50th reunion, I thought about 15 more seats missing since our last reunion in 2018.  It saddens me to print up those 15 photo's. Today, we are without and missing 53 of our class family members, who once laughed with us and cheered on the football team, played in the band, and cheered the basketball team together, etc. Those were the wonderful times that will be no longer. I beg everyone to come to our 50th reunion and reunite with your friends and let's remember those who are gone. We will not forget them, as we always set up tables in rememberance. You will never be left out of any reunion while I'm around.              I promise! heart

Time is getting shorter for us, let's not waste it, and let's cheer on 50 years together. "CHEERS FOR 50 YEARS"

Sincerely, 

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com

610-657-3095

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHO'S THE BEST? WE'RE THE BEST!

update!

NHS Class of 1973 names/addresses, were submitted to the senior high school. 

The high school will be sending out your invitations for Graduation 2023. 

There will be about a 2 hour gathering before the ceremony. During those 2 hours, you will have time to eat. The food will consist of sandwiches, Mac salad, potatoe salad, chips, pretzels, drinks, etc.  provided by Aramark Food Services. The cost will be $14.00 per person. Checks will be made out to me, (Nancy Rice) but will be collected by the school with your reservation return. The school will not handle any money, so, I will take care of the bill from Aramark when it comes in. 

Hopefully, everyone that had an address change, has contacted me.

I can still contact the school if I have to, because of an address.

We are the class that is know for its comradery, most attendees for a class reunion and the one's that are the friendliest. 

Let's keep our reputation intact, and show up for the 2023 graduation.

LET'S MAKE A LOT OF NOISE THERE!!

WE DIDN'T GET OLD, WE GOT BETTER!!

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com/610-657-3095 (any questions)

 

June 2, 2023 Save the Date!!

Northampton High School, will be having the 2023 graduation on the Northampton football field. As stated earlier, we are invited to attend as the graduating CLASS OF 50 YEARS AGO. WOW.... Invitations will be sent by the high school.

Check out what the Northampton Football Field looks like today!

Let's get together, June 2, 2023 and sit on this field together!

I'm excited, are you?

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com

Valarie (Ross) Biechey lost her husband on March 23, 2023

KENNETH W. BEICHEY

September 26, 1954 - March 23, 2023

Kenneth W. Beichey, 68 of Northampton, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at his home.

Born September 26, 1954 in Allentown, he was the son of the late Herbert H. and Frances M. (Sherman) Beichey. He and his wife Valerie L. (Ross) Beichey were married on August 25, 1973.

He was a manager at Northampton Auto Parts for 36 years and then worked for National Auto Stores for six years before retiring in 2018. He was a life member of the Northampton Fire Department and past president of the former Central Fire Department, Northampton. he was an officer for the Lappawinzo Fish and Game Association and a past member of the Northampton Exchange Club. Kenneth was a former baseball coach at NAA for ten years and an umpire for the Lehigh Valley Little League Baseball League for ten years with his friend Brian Muschko. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kreidersville.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Benjamin R. and wife Jennifer Beichey of Chatham, NJ, with grandchildren, Lillian and Harrison, daughter, Beth A. wife of Truck Tomsic of Walnutport, brothers, Michael Beichey of Northampton, and Dean and wife Stacy Beichey of Northampton.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, followed by an 11:00AM memorial service, all on Thursday, March 30, 2023, at the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, Pennsylvania 18067.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tunnels to Towers Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com
To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Kenneth W. Beichey, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

Hi Everyone, I sure hope things are going better for you than Jeff and I. 

Jeff was down in Philadelphia for a complicated heart surgery which took 6 hours.  After the surgery was over (2 hours) his artery in his groin broke open and he lost so much blood. He is home now and doing much better.  He also had a heart surgery before this one and 3 kidney surgery's in the last year. We all have our rough times, Thank God for our class friends/family for all the support.

Thank You for all the phone calls and texts.  You guys are Loved by us heart

******Ok, now we need your help for our 50th Reunion. We have 5 people who have sent us checks to do some shopping for them for the reunion. Each Raffle item will be at a value of $100 or more. With that being said: give us some ideals of what you'd like as a raffle item that you would like to try and win.

Gift Cards (for where), car care items, cabela's, groceries, Outdoor items, inside items, wine/spirits, a cancer support basket, restaurants, cash, lawn chair, grill, etc. So far, we are promised a large TV and a money tree.

Send me a picture of an item or items you'd be interested in. This is for you all, to have fun and cross your fingers and try and win. 

Have a blessed day,

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com

610-657-3095

 

 

"CHEERS TO 50 YEARS"

Hey Everyone, we need those address changes if you have one.

We have to get them into Northampton High School so that they can mail out our invitations for the Graduation of 2023.

We will not be mailing them out! The high school will be doing that.

The end of this month is the deadline for address changes. 

 Please, get them to us ASAP. Thanks in Advance... Hugs...heart

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com

610-657-3095

Still need to find some Class Family Members

A COUPLE MORE ADDRESSES GIVEN TO ME..

KEEP THE ADDRESSES COMING...

Thank You, Joe Melinsky/Kathy Puskaritz Hobel

 If you know the address or anyone who would know, please contact them. We don't want to let anyone out of the 50th Class Reunion.

RSVP back to me ASAP. Thank You, Nancy njrice64@aol.com

The names below are some missing classmates and the rest are one's where there last reunion invitations came back undeliverable. (moved?)

Richard Acker                                              Mary Fitzgibbon  

Gary Bachman wink                                       Stephen Gensits

Carol Bartholomew Powell                         Alan Germanton

Jean Berger                                                  Kathy Graver smiley

Randy Bird                                                    Randy Groller

Jay Blank                                                      David Halal

Carl Christman smiley                                       Eugene Hamberg wink

Patricia Christman                                       Karen Haswell Bosgo

Rachel Crocker                                             Carl Haydtsmiley

Roseann Creyer                                           Pamela Huff

Kathy Dilts Reph                                         Trudy Eck Curry

John Farkas                                                 Donna Lambert

Gary Lerch                                                   Cynthia Marakovitswink

Leonard Marth                                             MaryJane Mitchell

Alpha Moyer                                                 Debra Reade Smith

Susan Reiner                                                Judy Smale Edelman

Gwyneth Solt McPherson                           Harold Sutton wink

Sharon Wagner Steager  smiley                       Peggy Yanish Kressley

 

3/8/2023  3/9/2023

          Hey Class Family              

I am getting so much feed back on how everyone is excited about our 50th Reunion. This makes me extremely happy. The reunion committee works very hard at making this the best one for you. Our meetings are going to begin and I'm so pumped and excited to talk about everyone's committment to our 50th Reunion. 

Keep those Raffle Basket's coming.......

another name added Thank You...

Thank You, to the following people who have committed to gifting...

Jim Schneider, Roxanne Buss Carrel, Steve Gerkovich, Deb & Bill Heckman, Maria Pasquariello Kutz, Gregory Smith, Diane Hoch Turner, Tim Masluk, Gerri Micklos Stouffer, Terry Roberts Oswald, Charmain Palkovits Turk, April Joe Fox, Tom Fogel, Crystal Paul (a memorial from Kelly Paul's wife),  Susan Mientus Bauer, Kathy Puskaritz Hobel, Jerry Hussar and Richard Fink.

An update will be sent out everytime a classmate contacts me.

I truly love you guys! And I'm so proud of our

NHS Class Family of 1973

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com

610-657-3095

**excuse any misspelling

**if I missed anyones email, please contact me again..

Jack Heffelfinger passed on September 21, 2022

Jack Heffelfinger, 66, of Walnutport, PA, passed away September 21, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Born January 16, 1956 in Allentown, PA, he was the son of the late Donald Heffelfinger and the late Eleanor (Deri) Heffelfinger. He was the husband of Ruth (Strohl) Heffelfinger, with whom he just shared 38 loving years of marriage.

After high school, Jack went on to work at Chiles & Sullivan Construction for a few years before starting work at Lafarge. In his 38 years there, he worked as a PUO, and a material handler in the unloading station, before retiring in 2018. Jack loved farming, tinkering around in the barn, fixing and building all sorts of different things. He also enjoyed hunting and butchering. He was a life member at the American Club in Coplay, a member at Blue Mountain Fish and Game, and The Roosevelt Demo Club of Danielsville.

Survivors: Wife.  Daughters, Jamie wife of Gregory Schmalzer, and Heather wife of Larry Heckman III.  Brothers, Rick Heffelfinger and wife Jeannie, and Brad Heffelfinger.  Sister, Kelly wife of Jim Mack, half-sister Rachel Prutzman, and grandson Ryan Heckman.

Services: A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, September 26, 2022 at Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Avenue Palmerton, PA 18071, with the Rev. Dr. Dean Frey officiating. Family and friends may call prior to the service from 10:00 a.m., up to the time of service.  Interment will follow at Danielsville Union Cemetery, Danielsville, PA. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com.

dht/nhr   3/7/2023

Raffle Item Promises Coming in..

Come and join in on the Raffle Baskets, it's an honor to still be able to join in when other's aren't here to enjoy this celebration.

I'm so proud of you all....

YOU GUYS ARE ROCKING OUR 50TH REUNION!!

(sample below)

An Email was just sent out and we have 10 classmates offering to help for our 50th Class Reunion.

Are you going to be a helper?

Can you donate a raffle item, keep them coming!

Thank You, to:

Jim Schneider, Steve Gerkovitch, Roxanne (Buss) Carrel, Bill & Debbie Heckman, Diane (Hoch) Turner, Tim Masluk, Maria (Pasquariello) Kutz, Gregory Smith, Crystal Paul (Kelly Pauls wife) and Geraldin Stauffer

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice njrice64@aol.com

"Raffle Items Needed"  3/3/2023

Yes, Indeed, it's that time again, and it's our 50th Class Reunion. Wow!!

We had sent out a question of raffle items or 1 large item. Well, some of you have spoken and we're going to do raffle items again. It seems to be a big favorite for keeping our reunions going.  I hear some of you get excited about raffle items. haha!

Thank You for that...

With that being said, we are in need of 10 raffle baskets valued at $100 or more each to contribute for our reunion. If you want to help but can't afford $100, any contribution will do. We can add them together with other contributors.  If you don't like to shop, we'll do the shopping for you and your name will be on the item as the contributor. We love shopping for our reunions.

We have 2 raffle baskets already committed by Jim Schneider. Jimmy is always one of our most generous contributors when we are in need.

We need more contributors, can you help?

Please, let us know ASAP, if you can contribute a raffle basket, Thanks!!

** There has been a concern about the $3.00 added to each ticket for open bar last reunion. I'm not sure what the price of the open bar will be this year since prices have gone up dramastically. If you have a concern please let us know!

Your reunion committee is ready to get moving on our 50th Reunion.

Please, feel free to contact me about any concerns. 

We Love our Class Family

Reunion Committee

Nancy Heffintraye Rice

610-657-3095

njrice64@aol.com

 

 

 

Margery (Faust) Becker lost her Mother Pauline on 2/24/2023

Pauline M. Faust, 100, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023, at Pleasant Valley Manor in Hamilton Township where she was a resident since 2013. She was the widow of James Faust.

Born on August 27, 1922 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Hattie (Santee) Wolfe. 

After graduation from beauty school in Philadelphia, she was a self-employed beautician for over sixty years in Allentown, Northampton and Kreidersville.

Pauline was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kreidersville; and a past member of Wally Byam Airstream Travel Trailer Club, Lehigh Valley Cosmetology Association and the Allen Township Historical Association.  She loved to square dance, travel around the country with the Airstream and bowl.

She is survived by a daughter, Margery Faust Becker and husband Jim of Tannersville as well as many nieces and nephews.

Pauline was preceded in death by six siblings, Willard Wolfe, Warren Wolfe, Phoebe Remmel, Lillian Hilberg, Albert Wolfe and Roland Wolfe.

Services will be held on Wednesday, March 1st from the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg with visitation beginning at 10:00AM followed by the funeral service at 11:00AM with Chaplain Nathan King officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Allentown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to the "Friends of Pleasant Valley Manor" 4227 Manor Drive, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

 www.wmhclarkfuneralhome.com    mfb/nhr 2/27/2023

 

Memories of past reunions

 

50th Class Reunion is on November 25, 2023 save the date!

A couple orders of business:

Would you want to have raffle items for the reunion? It seemed to go over very well and with doing this, it keeps the reunion prices down, and also allows us to offer more. 

Each raffle item would be like last reunion: The value would be $100 or more. We would need atleast 10 really nice items to be donated  by class members for the reunion. We'd need your help with this, just like other years. 

OR

Maybe having 1 big item and the tickets would sell for $5.00 each. (4 for $20.00 etc.) The item I looked at was a large Black Stone Grill and stand.

Secondly: We need all your address changes ASAP. We have to get the updated list to the high school for the 2023 graduation on June 2, 2023, since we are invited. The High School will send out the invitations for us and save us on stamps. 

Our 50th reunion will be here before you know it. Please, get back to me ASAP as we are starting our meetings and need to have discussions on these issues. 

Thanks You Class Family:

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

610-657-3095 

njrice64@aol.com  (reference line ClassReunion)

 

Hey everyone: The information that I have received from the school for Graduation on June 2, 2023, at 7:30 pm is as follows:

For those of you who don’t understand what I am talking about; because our Class of 1973 is hitting our 50th year of being out of school, we are being invited to attend the class of 2023’s graduation. We will most likely be introduced as the “Graduating class of 1973 and celebrating our 50th year.” We will also be sitting on the field/track of the football field. The weather will most likely be hot so dress appropriately. I know I will be having a handheld battery fan with me!

                                                      Our Class:

*Most likely meet at 3:30 pm in the school cafeteria.

*Luncheon will be delivered by AARP consisting of, sandwiches, chips, pretzels, mac salad, potato salad, cold beverages, coffee, tea etc.

The cost is $14.00 P/P - What kind of sandwiches, I won’t know until closer to the date.

*Invitations will be mailed out to you by the school after I get everyone’s addresses to them.

           PLEASE, GET YOUR ADDRESS CHANGES TO ME, ASAP!

*Checks for your luncheon will be made out to: Northampton Class of 1973 and mailed back to the school.

No check can be made out to the school district!!

I will then take care of everything with the school.

*Mingle with everyone and then when it’s time we’ll walk together to the football field. *If you cannot walk that far arrangements can be made to help you.

The reason I say, most likely is because some things could change until then. But this gives you and ideal of what to expect.

Let’s keep our reputation of being the most active class that has graduated NHS, even after 50 years.

Hugs,

Nancy (Heffintrayer) Rice

Njrice64@aol.com            610-657-3095

 

 

 

 

A memory from back in the day!

From: Larry Kibler

Carol (Eckhard) Hunter lost her husband Russell 1/1/2023

Russell C Hunter peacefully passed away January 1, 2023 with loved ones by his side at Fawcett Hospital. Born in Hazleton, PA to Gladys Applegate & Russell Hunter. He grew up in Weatherly, PA and graduated from Weatherly HS. He proudly served in the US ARMY during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Russ worked in retail for many years as a store manager, buyer and advertising manager for the following companies: Grants, Laneco, Sugarmans, Gibsons in Kansas & Dunkleberger's Sports Outfitters. He also worked as a deputy for the PA Fish Commission.
He is survived by his wife, Carol of 39 years and sons Keith Hunter, wife Janet of Canadensis, and Brian Hunter of Stroudsburg, step-sons, Kevin Frack, wife Erica of Stroudsburg and Kris Frack of Brodheadsville. He has a sister, Mary Jean Smith, and her husband Wayne of Wyalusing, PA. Russ is predeceased by his brother Paul who was KIA in Viet Nam.
He was blessed with 4 grandchildren, Kyle Frack, Kaitlyn Frack, Helana Hunter and Kendra Frack. He also had many nieces and nephews.
His real love is his English Setter, Tex, who misses him dearly.
Baldwin Brothers of Port Charlotte is in charge of cremation arrangements.
Services will be private.
Donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation at https://secure.kidneyfund.org and/or Tidewell Hospice at https://tidewellfoundation.org/donate/

Published by Legacy Remembers from Jan. 3 to Jan. 6, 2023.

 

Terry Schafer lost his brother Carl, Dec. 15, 2022

Carl R. Schafer, 77 of Northampton, PA, passed away on December 15, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest in Allentown, PA.

Born Saturday, November 24, 1945 in Allentown, PA, he was the son of the late Carl Shafer and Ellen (Kiechel) Schafer. Carl was the husband of Janet (Martinuzzi) Schafer, with whom he shared shared 55 years of loving marriage.

Carl graduated from Liberty High school in 1964 and then went to LCCC to earn an associates degree in Applied Science. He was then employed by Mack Trucks, working his way up to Warranty Management, before retiring with over 30 years of service in 2009. He then went on to work with First Student, Inc., where he was a School Bus driver and monitor. In Carl's free time he devoted over 40 years to the East Allen Township Fire Co. He held the titles of Lieutenant, Assistant Chief and Fire Police Chief during his time there. With his love of NASCAR, and fire background, he had the opportunity to work with the fire crews during the Nazareth and Pocono races for a number of years. Carl enjoyed hunting, Hamm Radio, watching the Eagles play, and frequent visits to the Raccoon Club with friends.

Surviving along with his wife, daughters, Angela Schafer of Bethlehem, PA and Christine Schafer of Northampton, PA, Grandchildren, Gianna Dinh, Olivia Reed, Sophia and Christian Hutchens, brother, Terry Schafer and wife Michelle of Whitehall, PA, cousin Rodell Billheimer and wife Cindy of FL, and Sylvia Jane and Frank Hahn of Bethlehem PA, and his canine companions Franky and Turk. He was predeceased by brother, Donald Schafer.

A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday December 22, with a visitation prior at 10:00 AM at Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave. Northampton, PA 18067 with the Rev. Terrence M. Walsh officiating. Interment will follow at Schoenersville Cemetery, Allentown, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to East Allen Township Fire Co., care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com
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Christine Schaffer Kleintop lost her mother Marguerite 12/9/2022

Marguerite F. Schaffer, 88, passed away peacefully at her home in Danielsville, surrounded by loving family, on Friday, December 09, 2022. She was the wife of the late Clarence F. Schaffer, Jr., with whom she shared 58 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2012. Born in Saylorsburg, Marguerite was a daughter of the late Ellis R. Sr. and Florence (Schleicher) Weiss. She was a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, class of 1952. A member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, Marguerite was a sewing machine operator for more than 30 years at various mills in the area, before retiring in 1996. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, ceramics, and was a talented baker. Marguerite was a member of Emmanuel's Lutheran Church and the Red Hat Society.
Survivors: She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her daughters, Christine F. Kleintop and husband, Larry, of Danielsville, and Charisse F. Keefer and husband, Doug Bruder, of Moore Township; son, Clarence F. Schaffer, III and wife, Carol, of Shartlesville; five grandchildren, Cari A. Nycum and Shawn, Jason Kleintop, Holly Keefer and husband, Alvie Fennel, Paul Keefer and girlfriend, Kim Lobb, and Carla Schaffer; five great-grandchildren, Ella, Ethan, Jaiman, Yadina, and Angelica; a brother, Ellis "Sonny" Weiss, Jr. and wife, Judy, of Saylorsburg; sisters, Joan Weiss, and Debra Frantz and husband, David, both of Saylorsburg; along with nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Clarence, she was predeceased by a sister, Amanda Heller.
Services: A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. in Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Bath (Emanuelsville) PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Thursday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the church. Interment will follow in Emmanuel's Union Church Cemetery, Emanuelsville. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath. njr

 

Richard S. Reimer passed away November 15, 2022

Richard S. Reimer, 66, formerly of Bath, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehab., Bethlehem, Pa. Born on Dec. 4, 1955, in Allentown, Pa., he was the son of the late Richard H. and Dorothy A. (Feichtl) Reimer. Richard was a graduate of Northampton High School and attended Northampton County Community College. He worked as a laborer for various local companies, until retiring. Throughout his lifetime, Richard enjoyed hunting, the woods, and was an avid fisherman. His greatest joy was his cabin on Lake Minisink in Pike County where he loved spending time with members of the lake community. He was a member of the Bath Republican Club and the Lake Minisink Association.  

Survivors include daughter, Emily A. Reimer; sisters, Sharon M. Subjin, Sandra L. Sicher; brother, Robert J. Reimer and his wife, Wanda; one granddaughter; nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.  

Services: Will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Bath. 

mkp/njr

Rosemarie (Warnken) Hoffman lost her son, Mathias on November 28, 2022

Mathias J. Hoffman, 40, of Palmerton, formerly of Slatington, passed away Monday, November 28, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Kristie A. (Strohl) Hoffman, whom he married October 13, 2007. Born in Bethlehem on January 10, 1982, he was the son of Franklin J. and Rosemarie A. (Warnken) Hoffman of Slatington. Mathias was a graduate of Northern Lehigh High School, Class of 2000. He then earned an associate degree from Northampton Community College. Mathias worked for Five Star International, Bethlehem location, selling truck parts. He enjoyed auto racing for a brief time at the Mahoning Valley Speedway. Mathias was active in his son's Cub Scout Pack 209, Trachsville, as cub master
In addition to his wife and parents, he will be lovingly remembered by his sons: Gavin J. Hoffman, Austin J. Hoffman; brother: Robert J. Hoffman and wife Shannon of Lehighton; Grandmothers: Rose Anthony, Marion Hoffman; In-laws: Lori & Charles Kresge, Richard and Penny Strohl, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, Nieces & nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington. Family and friends may pay their respects from 6 to 8PM on Friday, December 2, and 10 to 11Am on Saturday. Interment to follow the service at Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Trachsville. In leu of flowers, donations can be made towards the children's future education needs. Checks should be made to Harding Funeral Home, with Mathias' name in the memo.

Published by Morning Call on Nov. 30, 2022. bff/njr

 

 

   Earl Hower lost his mother Virginia, Oct. 28, 2022

Virginia Ann "Ginny" Hower, 90, of Northampton, died on October 28, 2022.
Born in Northampton on April 16, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Earl W. and Marion I. (Fritzinger) Heckman. She was the loving wife of the late Warren H."Washy" Hower, who died in 1993. They met roller skating at Edgemont Park. Married on October 16, 1954, at St., John's UCC Church in Howertown where they were members. Ginny and Washy loved skating and dancing together.
Virginia was a former Sunday School Teacher and Girl Scout and Brownie Leader. A 1950 graduate of Northampton High School, she played the clarinet in the band and orchestra and also served on the Yearbook staff. She was employed as an office worker at Kinzel's Appliance Store in Northampton, a typist at PP&L and cafeteria cashier and custodian in the Northampton Area School District.
She was an avid reader and writer and enjoyed completing crossword puzzles and watching collegiate girls' basketball games. She was passionate about the flowers, birds and deer in her backyard. Ginny enjoyed the special trips to the Philadelphia Flower Show, Niagara Falls and the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon in Wellsboro. She enjoyed classical music and the arts. Ginny was particularly impressed when her son, Jay, took her to New York to see the Phantom of the Opera. She shared many fond memories of trips with her grandmother, Ida Fritzinger, who took her by train to New York where she enjoyed watching for the Statute of Liberty and also viewing many performances at Rockefeller Center. Most of all she loved spending time with her beloved children and grandchildren especially in the mountains of Tioga and Potter Counties. Her children have fond memories of the many play dates she hosted with plenty of refreshments for the neighborhood children during the summer months. Ginny enjoyed family picnics in the backyard, with croquet, bocce, and softball games, and her favorites … teaberry ice cream and lemon meringue pie. Her husband, Warren, used to tease her that she had "homing pigeon" in her because she enjoyed having children around and having picnics in their backyard. Most of all, Ginny loved her husband, Warren, and her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Those who truly got to know Ginny, knew she was a good friend to all.
Virginia will be dearly missed by her sons Jay Hower of Northampton, with whom she resided; Earl Hower and his wife Shelley of Leesburg, VA; James Hower and his wife Amy of Northampton; daughter Jean Susko and her husband David of Nesquehoning, PA. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Dr. Jeremiah Hower and his wife Melody of Florida, Michael Hower of Leesburg, VA, Jennifer Alvarado and her husband Anthony, Justin Litwin and Emily Hower of Northampton, Michaela Susko of Nesquehoning and great-grandchildren Sebastian of Massachusetts, and Juliet and Natalie of Florida, and Gracie Mae of Pennsylvania. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jane Litwin; son-in-law, Charles Litwin; and brother, Donald Heckman; and sister, Carol (Heckman) Luther.
A Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday November 3, at St. John's UCC Howertown, 22 Atlas Road, Northampton with Pastor Martin Nuscher officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM up to the time of service. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery Howertown, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. John's UCC Howertown, 22 Atlas Road, Northampton or a charity of your choice. Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, PA, 18067 have been entrusted with her care and services.

Published by Morning Call on Oct. 29, 2022.    njr

What is happening with the 50th Class Reunion?

I spoke with the Vice Principle's secretary and she said that the 50th Class has NOT been invited to graduation for the last several years because of Covid-19.

She was going to speak with the VP to see if he would allow something for us. We won't have a response from the VP until next week sometime.

If allowed:

**It would consist of graduation 2023 on the Northampton Football field. With the worry of the heat and the steps. (we're older now)

**It would also consist of the VP giving us a tour of the senior high and the middle schools. With the worry of walking and steps. (we're older now)

**It would consist of a meal of sandwiches, salads, chips, etc. in the Northampton High School Cafeteria. (You pay for your own food)

OR

We could go back to the Northampton Community Center and have a great time there like we've been having. 

Please, give me your opnion ASAP!

I will print off all opinions and the committee will review them. 

Nancy Heffintrayer Rice

njrice64@aol.com

(please enter memo: Class reunion)

 

 A celebration of  Kelly's Life

It's been two years since he left us, but still very much in our hearts.

There will be a memorial on Sunday October 30, 2022.

Kelly wanted to be buried in nature, so his resting place will be in a forest.

Sunday October 30, 2022

10:30 am

Better Place Forests

1235 CA-189

Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

Following his memorial a get together is planned from 3:00-6:00

Longboard Restaurant

14892 Springdale St.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Please DM or email me if you are planning to attend and share food, drinks and memories of Kelly.

crystalcamillepaul@gmail.com

crystalpaul/njr 10/10/22

Most of us are now in the last quarter of our life and should read this interesting piece of advice👍

This is one of the nicest and most gentle articles I’ve read in a while: no politics, no religion and no racial issues - just food for thought.

You know …… time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was young and embarking on my new life. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.

I know that I lived them all.

I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.

However, here it is …… the last quarter of my life and it catches me by surprise.

How did I get here so fast?

Where did the years go and where did my youth go?

I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that I was only on the first quarter and that the fourth quarter was so far off that I could not visualise it or imagine fully what it would be like.

Yet, here it is …… my friends are retired and getting grey - they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me but I see the great change. They’re not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant …… but like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd become.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day and taking a nap is not a treat anymore. It's mandatory because if I don't of my own free will, I fall asleep where I sit.

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did. But at least I know that, though I’m on the last quarter and I'm not sure how long it will last, that when it's over on this earth, it's over. A new adventure will begin!

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done; things I should have done but truely there are many things I'm happy to have been done.

It's all in a lifetime.

So, if you're not on the last quarter yet, let me remind you that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life do it quickly.

Don't put things off too long. Life goes by so quickly.

So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether you're on the last quarter or not.

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of life. So, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember - and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the past years.

‘Life’ is a gift to you.

Be Happy!

Have a great day!

Remember, it is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

You may think:

Going out is good - but coming home is better!

You forget names - but it's okay because some people forgot they even knew you!

You realize you're never going to be really good at anything like golf - but you like the outdoors!

The things you used to care to do, you aren't as interested in anymore - but you really don't care that you aren't as interested.

You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV on than in bed – you call it ‘pre-sleep’!

You miss the days when everything worked with just an ‘On’ and ‘Off’ switch!

You tend to use more 4 letter words – ‘what’ and ‘when’

You have lots of clothes in your wardrobe, more than half of which you will never wear – but just in case!

Old is good -

• Old is comfortable

• Old is safe

• Old songs

• Old movies

• …… and best of all,

• Friends of old!

So, stay well, ‘Old friend!’

Have a fantastic day!

Have an awesome quarter – whichever one you’re in!

Take care

Send this on to other "Old Friends" and let them be smiling in agreement.

It's not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

"Florida Classmates"

If anyone is in the way of Ian (storm) please know that if you would need some place to come our home is always open. 

Bring what is needed and we'll provide the rest.

Stay safe and don't take chances!

RSVP: Nancy & Jeff Rice heart

610-657-3095 Nancy yes

610-533-3716 Jeffrey yes

James (Jim) Weber lost his brother Randy on August 15, 2022

Randolph M Weber (Randy) 73, passed away peacefully at his home in Punta Gorda, FL on August 15, 2022. Cause of death was Lewy Body Dementia. He was born June 3, 1949 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Michael A Weber, and the late Joyce M (Fritzinger) Weber.
Randy graduated from Northampton High School, class of 1967. He enlisted and served in the US Army on November 1, 1968 and was honorably discharged on July 28, 1971.
Randy married his sweetheart Bonnie Ziegler. They celebrated 52 years of marriage this past March. Randy worked as an electronic technician at Air Products in Trexlertown. After retirement, they moved to Florida.
Randy loved repairing everything and helping out his family, friends and neighbors! Surviving in addition to his wife Bonnie are their two sons, John Weber of Kutztown, PA and Chad Weber and his wife Tara of Slatington, PA and two grandsons Tyler Sywensky and Joey LePoidevin. Also one brother James Weber and his partner Gary Prianti of Fort Lauderdale FL.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Those who wish to remember Randy in a special way may make a donation in his memory to Lewy Body resource center at https://lewy resourcecenter.org/donate/.

Published by Morning Call on Sep. 4, 2022. jw/njr

Denise (Spadt) Moll lost her brother Dean on September 8, 2022

Dean A. Spadt, 69, of Northampton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. Born September 16, 1952, in Allentown, he is survived by his wife Colleen L. (Beil), with whom he celebrated 48 years of marriage. He was the son of Edith (Heffelfinger) of Walnutport and the late Allen Spadt. Dean worked for Harold F. Beil, General Contractor, as a carpenter for 17 years. He then was a supervisor at SKF USA, Inc., a rolling bearings distributor for 30 years. Dean was a member and volunteer at Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville. He was involved in local baseball for over 50 years. After playing, he was a volunteer coach at the Lehigh Township Athletic Association teaching baseball and basketball to local youth. He also was a coach of the Northampton Legion Baseball Team that won numerous championships at the local, state, and national levels. In addition to his wife and mother, Dean is survived by his sons, Brian, Eric and wife, Stacy; grandchildren, Chase, Makenzie, and Dylan; sister-in-law, Tammy A. Beil; sisters, Denise Moll and husband, Roland, Donna Stein and husband, Ray, and Gina Shaw and husband, Eric; and nieces and nephews. Services: Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Dr., Cherryville. Family and friends may gather Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service in the church. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Online condolences may be offered at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be presented to Hope Lutheran Church Memorial Garden in loving memory of Dean.

Published by Morning Call on Sep. 11, 2022 njr

Donald Miller/Candi Miller lost their mother Mary Ellen on September 4, 2022

Mary Ellen Miller, 89, of Bath, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Bethlehem Township, PA. Born on April 2, 1933, in Bath, PA, she was the daughter of the late Elwood R. and Marguerite A. (Lubold) Miltenberger. She was the wife of the late Donald H. Miller, who died in 1997. Mary worked as a seamstress for the former Mary Fashion Co., in Bath, for 29 years until retiring. Throughout her lifetime, she enjoyed doing craft work and she was an avid reader. She was a member of St. John's Evan. Lutheran Church, Bath.
Survivors: she will be missed by her family including her son, Donald E. Miller and his wife Candi, daughter, Ellen L. Wyman; four sisters, Nancy L. Spengler, Ruth A. Metz, Jane L. Stengel, Lois I. Robinson; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services: will be private at the convenience of the family with burial at Green Mount Cemetery, Bath. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Bath.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary's memory may be made to The Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042.

Published by Morning Call on Sep. 7, 2022. lpf/njr

Karen (Misenhimer) Young lost her father Martin on August 5, 2022

Martin David Misenhimer, 93, of Allentown, PA passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 5th at Clarendale Assisted Living facility in St. Peters, MO.
Marty, as he preferred to be called, was born and raised in Chicago and spent boyhood summers at his grandpa's farm in rural Illinois. After high school, he attended prep school for one year before gaining admittance to Lehigh University. Three years into his studies, feeling the call of duty, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he proudly served as a hospital corpsman for four years during the Korean War. Upon completing military service, he returned to Lehigh to finish his undergraduate degree. From there Marty went on to medical school at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia and began his pursuit of pediatrics.
Following med school, internship, and residency he and classmate, John S. Wheeler, formed a pediatric partnership in Northampton, PA that grew and evolved over time, eventually becoming the Lehigh Valley's largest pediatric practice, Family Pediatrics.
For more than 30 years Marty was loved and respected by multiple generations of families he served. Upon retiring from Family Pediatrics, he helped create the pediatrics department for Kids Peace in Schnecksville, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of teenagers. For 10 years he served as their very first on-staff pediatrician and built a group of additional physicians who joined the team. He went on to serve at-risk youth as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and later volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital.
Marty was an avid music lover and collector of musical instruments and CDs. He enjoyed playing the saxophone and clarinet which he studied in high school. Throughout his life, Marty was known for his quirky wit and joyful storytelling. Some of his favorite story subjects included tales of summers in his youth spent on his grandpa's farm in rural Illinois, humorous pranks played with Navy shipmates, and mischievous tricks he concocted to tease his good-natured wife, Ellie. In his later years, he took up writing poetry, often crafting humorous rhyming wordplay. Marty will be remembered for his big heart, and his kind and compassionate spirit.
Martin is predeceased by his wife, Eleanor, to whom he was married for 61 years, his son Brian, his brother, Joy, and his niece, Leslie. He is survived by his four children, David, Karen, Holly, and Martin, 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two nephews, Steven, and Michael.
For condolences and memorial information go to: facebook.com/groups/martindmisenhimer

Published by Morning Call on Aug. 18, 2022. sg/njr

Carl Litwin lost his brother Charles on May 26, 2022

Charles C. Litwin, 68, of Country Club Road, Northampton, Allen Twp, died Thursday, May 26, 2022, in his home. He was the husband of the late Jane E. (Hower) Litwin who passed in 2014. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles and Catherine (Forensky) Litwin.
Charles was employed by Giant Food Store, Coplay, as a stockman, and in the dairy dept. Previously, he was employed as a bookkeeper for both Attys Skrapits Law, and Noonan Law. Charles was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Howertown, and a graduate of both the Northampton High School, and Kutztown University. An avid sports enthusiast, he was past president of Bath-E. Allen Twp Youth Assoc, and member of the Allen Twp Youth Assoc, where he coached youth baseball, basketball, and softball. Charles was a Phila. sports fan, including Phillies, Iron Pigs, Eagles, and Penn State Football. He enjoyed collecting an had an extensive baseball card display.
Survivors: daughter, Jennifer J. wife of Anthony Alvardo of Northampton. son, Justin C. with whom he resided. brother, Carl of Lehigh Twp. 2 nieces, Michaela, and Emily, 2 nephews, Jeremiah, and Michael.
Services: 11:00AM Wednesday, St. John's United Church of Christ, 22 Atlas Road, Northampton (Howertown), PA 18067. Call, 10-11:00AM Wednesday in church. Arrangements, Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Online Condolences: www.schislerlerfuneralhomes.com
Contributions: Church Memorial Fund.

Published by Morning Call on May 28, 2022. bf/njr

 

 

 Debra D. Fogle passed away Sunday, May 08, 2022

Debra D. Fogle, 67, of Walnutport, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 08, 2022, at Phoebe Home in Allentown. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Nancy L. (Gable) Fogle of Walnutport, and the late Byron L. Fogle. She was a graduate of Northampton High School, Class of 1973. Prior to her early retirement due to health concerns, Debra was employed as a financial/credit specialist by Dun & Bradstreet at the former Bethlehem Steel Headquarters in Martin Tower. A talented baker, she operated a successful cake baking business with the assistance of her mother, specializing in wedding cakes. Debra also enjoyed crafts, scrapbooking and knitting, and she was a member of Faith Reformed Church of Christ in Berlinsville.

Survivors: She will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her mother, Nancy, with whom she resided; aunt, Dolly Althouse and husband, Barry, of Northampton; her cat, Angel; along with many cousins. In addition to her father, Byron, she was predeceased by a brother, Leroy Fogle; and her loyal pet dog, Yogi.

Services: A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. in the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Interment will be private.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Furry Feet Rescue Inc., 771 S. Cottonwood Road, Walnutport, PA 18088.   njr

 

A message from Roxanne Buss Carroll

Roxanne (Buss) Carroll's cousin Beverly, lost her home and everything they own.               

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE IF YOU COULD

www.gofundme.com

Hi, my name is Stacy Zocchi. I have created this fundraiser to help my family with their immediate expenses as a result of a catastrophic fire that took their home this past Friday, April 22. The home is a total loss. My mother (Beverley Whitmore), brother (Mark Whitmore) and his family (Chelsea Finnerud and her daughter) have been displaced and have lost everything. Any donation would be greatly appreciated as they pick up the pieces, try to figure things out and rebuild. They are currently staying at a local hotel and trying to get essentials until they hear from their insurance.

Thank you!  Roxanne Buss Carroll

 

Charmaine (Palkovits) Turk lost her mother Charmaine on April 22, 2022

Charmaine A. Palkovits, 89, of Bethlehem, PA, formerly of Northampton, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving daughters on Friday, April 22, 2022, in the comfort of her home, with whom she shared with her daughter Donna. She was born on March 27, 1933, in Northampton, PA. She was the beloved daughter of the late George and Emma (Beeler) Moser. Charmaine was a seamstress for Tama Manufacturing formerly of Northampton. She was a faithful and active member of Queenship of Mary Church, also an active member and pierogi maker of the former St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church, both of Northampton. Charmaine was a life member of Coplay Saengerbund. She dedicated many years as a compassionate volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital, of Allentown. Charmaine loved to travel to Germany, Italy, Ireland, and Bermuda and take bus trips. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed Polkas. Charmaine was very kind and generous; although at times, she was a little stingy with her Jaegermeister. Charmaine loved her Jaeger. But, most importantly she loved her family. She will be deeply missed by daughters, Charmaine Turk and husband Paul of Melbourne, FL, Diane M. Nash of Northampton, Donna Luckenbach and companion Tom Black of Bethlehem, Mary Jane Csencsits and companion Kelly John Holland of Northampton; grandchildren, Janel Dennard and husband Mark, Paul Turk and wife Tiffany, Joelle McFaddin and husband Neal and Ericka Csencsits; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; along with Sasha, her loyal four-legged companion. She was predeceased by her eleven brothers and sisters, and her son-in-law, Les Nash. Family and friends of Charmaine are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave, Northampton, PA 18067. Mass will follow at 10:30 A.M. in the church. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charmaine's memory to "St. Jude Children's Research Hospital" and mailed to 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or to "Carmelite Monastery" and mailed to 3551 Lanark Road, Coopersburg, PA 18036. Online condolences may be offered at www.jfreichelfuneralhome.com under her obituary.

Published by Morning Call on Apr. 24, 2022.  cpt/njr

Rick Schmidt lost his mother-in-law Lois, April 17, 2022

Lois L. Rehrig, 90, of East Penn Twp., entered into eternal rest Sunday, April 17, 2022 in her residence. She was the wife of the late Gene E. Rehrig who passed away July 6, 1991. Born in Ashfield, PA, she was a daughter of the late Harvey T. and Catherine (Ronemus) Arndt. She was employed as a bookkeeper for the former Gene Auto Body Shop in West Bowmanstown. She was a graduate of Lehighton Area High School.  She was a member of Dinkey Memorial Church, Ashfield where she was very active in all church activities including playing the piano and organ for Sunday school and church services, a member of the Ladies Aide, and the Quilters Guild. She was also a member of Project Tuesday and a volunteer for Palmerton Hospital. 

Surviving are a daughter Beverly Schmidt and her husband Richard of Walnutport; a son Randy Rehrig and his wife Darlene of Coopersburg; 3 grandchildren Brandon Schmidt, Matthew Rehrig, and Rachel Longacre; 4 great grandchildren Lillian, Madison, Kelsey, and Krylia; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter Stacey Schmidt; sisters Dorothy Cunfer (her twin) and Ruth Arndt and a brother Carl Arndt.

A Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 22, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. in Dinkey Memorial Church, 1742 Dinkey Road, Ashfield, PA with Rev. Anthony P. Pagotto officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery, Ashfield. Call Friday morning 10:00 A.M. until time of services in the church. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in her name to the church. Online condolences at www.ovsakfh.com.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lois L. (Arndt) Rehrig, please visit our floral store.

You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Lois L. (Arndt) Rehrig

April 20, 2022   rs/njr

Carol (Bickert) Heckman lost her mother Isabel on April 5, 2022

Isabel S. Bickert, 91, of Point Phillips, peacefully passed away at home while in the loving care of her family on Tuesday, April 05, 2022. She was the wife of the late Harvey J. Bickert, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2007. Born in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Lottie M. (Werner) Kocher. She was a graduate of Nazareth High School, Class of 1948. Isabel served as a secretary for the Northampton School District for more than 30 years, before retiring. Prior to that, she was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corp. where she worked as a secretary at the Homer Research Center. Among her favorite pastimes, Isabel enjoyed crocheting and counted cross-stitch. A faithful and active member of Covenant United Methodist Church of Klecknersville, Isabel served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the choir as well as the United Methodist Women.
Survivors: She is survived by her three daughters, Judith Remaly and husband, Harold, of Moore Township, Carol Heckman and husband, Sherwood, with whom she resided, and Barbara Dornbach and husband, James, of Klecknersville; a daughter-in-law, Dona M. (Wyzykowski) Bickert of Hickory Hills; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Harvey, she was predeceased by her son, Donald H. Bickert; brother, Harold W. Kocher; and Hilda H. Roth.
Services: A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 09, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. in Covenant United Methodist Church of Klecknersville, 2715 Mountain View Drive, Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Saturday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in church. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Covenant United Methodist Church of Klecknersville.

Published by Morning Call on Apr. 8, 2022.    sg/njr

Darlene (Jones) Pail, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Darlene R. Pail, 66, of Northampton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 4, 2022. She and her husband, Julien J., celebrated 44 years of marriage together. Born July 14, 1955, in Pittsfield, MA, she was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Phyllis A. (Ballard) Jones. Darlene worked as a registered nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest, in the neonatal intensive care unit for 25 years. She then enjoyed volunteering in the NICU. Darlene was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

In addition to her husband, Darlene is survived by her daughter, Jen Fike; son, Justin and wife, Crystal; granddaughter, Katelyn Fike; and sister, Sylvia Flamisch and husband, David.

Services: Funeral services will be held on Sat., Feb. 12th at 10:00 a.m. in the church, 1335 Old Carriage Rd., Northampton. Family and friends may gather Friday night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be presented to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in loving memory of Darlene.

To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Darlene R. Pail, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

Debbie Fogle needs our prayers

Prayers and well wishes for our classmate Debbie Fogle who had a mini stroke last night.  When she left with the ambulance she was having a hard time talking, her arms were heavy and numb and her lips were numb.  Prayers that she will get thru this with no side affects.

Posted by her Cousin: Chalene Gable Shelak  njr

heart 2021 proved to be very rough time for some of us heart

We've endured sadness and loss, we've delt with covid within our families, cancer, tragedy and much more.

Let's all pray that 2022 will bring happiness, faith, hope and love. 

PLease, if you need us to pray for you, let us know.

. We'll post on this site, where your class family can pray.

When more than one are gathered in his name. heart

Amen...

njr  njrice64@aol.com  610-657-3095

 

Dianne Wensel Silfies lost her father Carl on December 31, 2021

 

Carl Wensel 89 of Orlando Florida, passed away on December 31, 2021. Carl was deeply loved by his daughter, Dianne Wensel Silfies, husband Kenneth, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Jeff Rice lost his mother Joyce on December 29, 2021

Joyce I. Rice, 92, of Nazareth, formerly of Promisedland and Moore Township, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late James W. Rice, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage prior to his death in 2008. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Irvin and Mabel I. (Zimmerman) Huber. A 1947 graduate of Whitehall High School, Joyce was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, who cherished spending time with her family, especially at Promisedland where she was a member of the Promisedland Ladies Club. She was also a former member of Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church of Moorestown. For 17 years, Joyce was actively involved with coordinating bus trips for Northampton County AARP, which she greatly enjoyed. An avid crafter, she also enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors: Joyce will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, James I. Rice and wife, Susan, of Nazareth, Jeffrey A. Rice and wife, Nancy, of Moore Township, and Linda J. Weiner and husband, Leslie, of Pine City, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a niece and four nephews. In addition to her husband, James, she was predeceased by a daughter, Diane S. Rice; and four sisters, Shirley M. Volker, Evelyn Stem, Betty Kessler, and Reta, an infant.

Services: Private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath.

Contributions: Memorial contributions may be offered to Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc., 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Published by Morning Call on Jan. 2, 2022. njr

Lester Snyder lost his brother Peter on December 15, 2021

Peter S. Snyder, Sr., 61, of Danielsville, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Peter and his wife, Karen (Follweiler), celebrated 35 years of marriage on Sept. 20th. Born March 9, 1960, in Allentown, he was a son of the late Lester and MaryAnn (Antonition) Snyder. Peter was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville. He was known as "Mr. Fix-it," being able to tackle any project. Peter enjoyed camping and snowmobiling. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Peter's family meant everything to him; he will be loved and missed beyond measure. In addition to his wife, Peter is survived by daughters, Krista Spirk and husband, Kyle, Ashley Williams and husband, Andy; sons, Peter Snyder, II and Stephen Snyder; grandchildren, Amelia, Nolan, Connor, Lillian, Jordan, Logan, and Brooklynn; brothers, Lester and wife, Jane, Paul and wife, Gail, and Mark; sister, Mary Hahn and husband, Doug; and several nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by granddaughters, Sophie and Julia; daughter-in-law, Cassandra; and sister, Kathy Kunkle. Services: A prayer service will be held on Monday, Dec. 20th at 11:00 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Family and friends may call Monday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Online condolences may be offered at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be presented to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in loving memory of Peter.

Published by Morning Call on Dec. 17, 2021. njr/msm

 Diane (Augustine) Silfies passed on December 6, 2021

Diane M. Silfies, 66, of Northampton, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 6, 2021 in her home. Born on March 15, 1955, in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Martin F. and Hermina M. (Grossbauer) Augustine. Diane was a graduate of Northampton High School and earned her nursing degree from St. Luke's School of Nursing. She was proud of her profession and fully committed herself as a registered nurse at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill in their cardiac care unit for many years. Diane was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Walnutport. Survivors: Diane is survived by her sons, Joel and wife, Amber, and Jared; grandchildren, Benjamin and Greg; twin sister, Susan Bender and husband, Robert; sister, Martina Biechy and husband, Bruce. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 13th at 11:00 a.m. in the church, 4412 Mountain View Dr., Walnutport. Family and friends may call on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass in the church. Interment will be in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. Those in attendance will kindly be requested to practice social distancing and wear a face cover. Arrangements are under the direction of the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Online condolences may be offered at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in loving memory of Diane.

Published by Morning Call on Dec. 10, 2021.  njr/bff

Carol Ann (Grabarits) Thompson lost her mother Rose on  December 3, 2021

Rose D. Grabarits, 86, of Treichlers, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 3, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family and caregiver. Rose and her husband, Vincent J., celebrated 67 years of marriage on September 25th. Born September 7, 1935, in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John and Johanna (Wagner) Dischinat. Rose lost her parents at a young age and was adopted by her grandparents, who raised her on the Dischinat farm with her aunts and uncles. She worked as a waitress full-time and part-time throughout her life at various locations, including the Allen House and Holiday Inn. Rose also worked at Western Electric for 28 years as a utility operator and was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America. She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church. Rose loved spending time with her family, working with flowers in her yard, walking trails, taking pictures and volunteering at Musikfest for 20 years. She also enjoyed cooking, shopping, and traveling.

In addition to her husband, Rose is survived by her children, Carol Ann Thomason and husband, Keith, Michael and wife, Marianne, and Janet Sforza and husband, Michael; granddaughters, Kristi and Sabrina; step grandchildren, Sarah and Chelsey; step great-grandchildren, Khale, Konnor, Kayden, Breanna, Riley; sister, JoAnn Kern and husband, Robert; aunts, Rose Zastko and Angela Paukovits; and kitties, Benjamin, Miss Katie, Molly and Sweet pea. Rose was predeceased by triplet grandchildren, Jonathan, Joshua, and Lindsay.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 10th at 10:30 a.m. in the church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Family and friends may call Thursday night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, and Friday morning from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the church. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be presented to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Michelle’s Helping Hands in loving memory of Rose. Online condolences may be offered below.
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Lorrie Graver lost her mother Shirley on November 30, 2021

Shirley F. Graver, 86, of Northampton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on January 9, 1935, in Danielsville, she was a daughter of the late Hobert S. and Martha (Muthard) Reph. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling J. Graver, Jr., in 2011. She was employed as a sewing machine operator for Tama Manufacturing for many years. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville. Survivors: Shirley is survived by her daughters, Lorrie and Kari Graver; nieces, nephews and her beloved cat, Sassy. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Paulene Creyer, Arlene Zeiser, Hobert (Junior) Reph, Betty Grube, Mae (Tootie) Keller, Ray (Bubby) Reph, William (Boopie) Reph, baby girl Reph and dog son, Pepper. Services: Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Family and friends may call on Monday from 12:00 p.m. until time of service in the funeral home. Interment will be in Danielsville Union Cemetery, Danielsville. Online condolences may be offered at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church, 4131 Lehigh Dr., Cherryville, PA 18035 or to Animals in Distress, 5075 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg, PA 18036 in loving memory of Shirley.

Published by Morning Call on Dec. 2, 2021. njr/wk

Sally (Best) Haas lost her battle with cancer on November 11, 2021

Sally (Best) A. Haas, 65, of Slatington, passed on Thursday, November 11, 2021. She was the loving wife of Keith J. Haas for 30 years. Born in Palmerton, on December 16, 1955, she was a daughter of Lester Best and Leona Deutsch. She was a graduate of Northampton High School Class of 1973. Sally was employed as a legal secretary for numerous years, most recently by George Dydynsky.

Survivors: Husband; parents; brother, Larry Best and companion, Debbie; sister, Wendy Williams and husband, Durand; sister-in-law, Linda Best; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Sally was preceded in death by a brother, Robbie Best in 2016.

Services: Funeral Service, 11 A.M. Thursday, November 18, 2021, Kevin E. Hunsicker Funeral Home, Inc. 4214 Main St., Slatedale. Call 10-11 A.M. Thursday in the funeral home and Pastor Brian L. Haas will be officiating. Interment will be in Danielsville Union Cemetery.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forgotten Felines and Fidos, P.O. Box 62, Germansville, PA 18053 or to the Slatington Public Library, 650 Main St., Slatington, PA 18080

Published by Morning Call on Nov. 14, 2021.  LH/njr

The 2021 annual NHS Class of '73 Summer Picnic was held on Sat., Sept.11 2021.  Click on the photo below to see more pictures.  You will notice that many wore red, white and blue in honor of those we lost that fateful day in 2001.  Our heartfelt thanks to Richard and Sheila Silfies who provided the food and and to Richard's dad, now 91, who provided the venue for the picnic.  Also a special shout out to classmate Gary Hunsicker who always provides the BEST corn on the cob and potatoes fresh from Twin Maple Farms.  Once again we had great weather and it was truly a special time to catch up with old friends and enjoy each other's company.  

 

 

Debra (Debbie) Bloss lost her mother

 Alberta M Bloss  1932 - 2021

Alberta M. "Dolly" Bloss, 88 of Allen Township, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at her home.

Born September 27, 1932 in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Albert A. and Emma B. (Welliver) Strausser. She and her husband Earl W. Bloss were married on December 17, 1949.

She was a member of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cherryville. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Earl N. Bloss of Port Orange, FL and Mark A. Bloss of Palmerton, daughters, Louise S. Hash of Northampton, Debra A. Bloss of Northampton, and Cynthia L. wife of Frank Zwetolitz of Coplay, 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 6 great, great grandchildren. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Michelle J. Bloss.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM followed by an 11:00 AM memorial service, all on Monday, August 23, 2021at the Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive Cherryville, Pennsylvania 18035. Masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in care of the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

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Published by Morning Call on Aug. 20, 2021.   njr/dbloss

William (Bill) Heckman lost his brother Randy D. Haydt,  July 29, 2021

Randy D. Haydt, 68, of Lehigh Township, passed away peacefully at home, while in the care of his loving family, on Thursday, July 29, 2021. He was the husband of Carol A. (Rupert) Haydt. The couple would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary on August 10. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Claude White, Sr. and DeVoe E. (Haydt) Heckman. Randy was a graduate of Northampton High School, Class of 1971. An avid fisherman, Randy enjoyed many memorable fishing excursions with his sons.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, Carol, he is survived by his sons, Troy Haydt and girlfriend, Lisa Tamburello, of Lehigh Township, and Kyle Haydt of Bethlehem; his loving dog, Cheyenne; four brothers, William Heckman and wife, Debra, of Bath, Ernest Heckman and wife, Diana, of Lehighton, Scott Heckman and wife, Helen, of Kresgeville, and Paul White; three sisters, Tammy Heckman-Bond of Lansford, Hilda Dougherty of Bethlehem, and Betty Wieand of Nesquehoning; along with many nieces and nephews. Randy was predeceased by two brothers, Roger and Claude White, Jr.

Services: Private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath.

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Published by Morning Call on Aug. 1, 2021.

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Cindy (Marakovits) Bankos lost her Son

Zachary M. Bankos

Zachary M. Bankos of Whitehall, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, July 19th, 2021 at the age of 34 years. Zachary is lovingly remembered by parents John and Cindy (Marakovits) Bankos, brother Gregory Bankos and wife Katie, brother Matthew Bankos, nieces Madilynn and Avery, aunts, uncles, cousins and girlfriend Elvia Viera. He was a member of the Porter Lodge #284 in Catasauqua, and a loyal parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church in Whitehall. **Services will be private** In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Zachary's name to the Gift of Hope Scholarship Fund at Marworth, 12 Lily Lake Road Waverly, Pennsylvania 18471 or made online at www.marworth.org and click on Alumni tab. Thank you!
The Gilbert Funeral Home of Whitehall

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Published by Morning Call on Jul. 25, 2021

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OOOPPPPS!

DUE TO EVENT SCHEDULING CONFUSION (OR SHOULD WE CALL IT A SENIOR MOMENT)....

 

 THE NHS CLASS OF '73 PICNIC HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

THE NEW DATE IS SATURDAY SEPT. 11

 

IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THE USUSAL FOOD AND DRINKS, RICHARD HAS PROMISED A BONFIRE AND CHICKEN WING SPECIAL

WATCH FOR NEW INVITATIONS COMING YOUR WAY SOON!!!


 

Northampton Class of 1973 Says Goodbye to Classmate 

Pamela (Rodriguez) Thompson heart

May 4, 2021

Pamela Rosalie (Rodriguez) Thompson 65 of Elizabethtown,

died Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at her home.

Pam was a proud retired State Police Officer.  

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11 A.M. at the Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 6011 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg. Burial will be in Hershey Cemetery, Hershey.

A Visitation will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 P.M. and on Saturday from 10 to 11 A.M. at the funeral home.

Those wishing to attend are asked to adhere to the COVID 19 restrictions, and masks are required.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hoover Funeral Home, to assist with funeral expenses.

Online Condolences and a Full Obituary are available at www.hooverfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Morning Call on May 9, 2021. 


 

We lost classmate Kevin K. Atherholt on March 26, 2021 


Kevin K. Atherholt, 66, of Palmerton, formerly of Danielsville, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021, in St. Luke's Hospital, Lehighton campus. He was the husband of Gisele M. (Billig) Atherholt. They were married for 41 years last September.
Born in Danielsville, he was a graduate of Northampton Area High School.
For 30 years, Kevin worked as a loader operator for Martin Stone Quarry in Bechtelsville.
He was an avid bowler and a past president of the Palmerton Area Bowling Association, which he proudly served for 10 years.
Kevin is survived by his wife; daughter, Nicole and husband, David Heilman; four grandchildren; one step-grandson; two sisters; and one brother.
Services: A public calling period will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at T.K. Thomas Funeral Home, 145 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of family.

 www.tk-thomas-fh.com.  

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Antoinette (Tony) Reinish Long, lost her father Anthony on March 20, 2021

Anthony J. "Tony" Reinish, 98 of Northampton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Phoebe Home, Allentown. Born on May 3, 1922 in Kormend, Hungary, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Gaal) Reinish. Tony and his wife, Hedwig "Hattie" (Horvath) celebrated 73 years of marriage together. Tony was employed as a machinist for Bethlehem Steel for 41 years until his retirement in 1980. He honorably served our country in the US Navy during WWII and had memberships, and supported various veteran groups including the Catholic War Veterans, American Legion and Northampton VFW. Tony was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church in Northampton where he served as a lector and past president of the Holy Name Society. He also was a member of the Men of Malvern, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus #528 Council in Allentown, served as past president of PSA, served on the board of directors for at the Northampton Community Center for 30 years and served on the Northampton Borough Council for 14 years. He was an avid golfer, enjoying many weekly rounds at Willow Brook Golf Course. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Tony is survived by his daughters, Pamela Yost and husband Robert, Antoinette Long and husband James; grandchildren, Jason Yost, Jeremy Kressly, Jaime Kressly, Victoria Long; great-granddaughter, Kayla Kressly; sister, Margaret Reid and several nieces and nephews. Sisters, Mary Jansen, Helen Reinish, Anna Reinish and brothers, Frank and Joseph Reinish preceded Tony in death. Services: Graveside services will be held on Monday, March 29th at 11:45 a.m. in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. Arrangements are under the direction of the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Online condolences may be offered at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church or a charity of one's choice, in loving memory of Tony.

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Published in Morning Call on Mar. 24, 2021   njr

Maria Pasquariello Kutz lost her brother Carmen on March 24, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my brother Carmen Pasquariello. Carmen passed away this morning, March 24, 2021. I am sad that I did not get the chance to go back to Italy to visit him again because of Travel restrictions due to Covid. I will cherish all the wonderful memories we shared on our visits there and your visits here.

I will miss you so much and I love you!! 💔🙏🏻  njr

Glenn Miller lost his sister Sally Ann on March 12, 2021

Our family would love to have you join us as we honor Sally Ann Miller Sheets, through a special time together. On Monday, April 5th at 7 p.m., we will plan to gather virtually and invite you to join us right here at sallysheets.com. We’ll be live-streaming our Celebration of Life through Facebook and YouTube as well.

An archived video of the event will be uploaded here for those who may not be available to join us live.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Stevan via email here.

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Roderick Diehl lost his mother Anna on March 16, 2021

Sharon LaPointe Diehl lost her mother in law

Anna C. Diehl, 92, of Bath, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Country Meadows Nursing Center, Bethlehem Twp., PA. Born on November 2, 1928, in Bath, PA, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Mava (Smith) Cowling. Anna was the wife of the late Roderick "Tiny" C. Diehl, Sr., who died in 2002. She was a 1946 graduate of Nazareth High School. Throughout her lifetime, Anna worked as a nurse's aide, until retiring. She was a lifetime member of Christ Church of Bath, U. C. C.

Survivors: she will be missed by her children including sons, Roderick C. Diehl, Jr. and his wife, Sharon LaPointe Diehl, Douglas Diehl and his wife, Robin; daughters, Linda Mains and her husband, Robert, Sarah Michael and her husband, George; sister, Sandra Lutte; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Georgene Witt.  njr

Carol Bickert Heckman lost her brother Donald on March 13, 2021

Donald H. Bickert, 66, of Hickory Hills, formerly of Danielsville, passed away peacefully while under the care of hospice at home on Saturday, March 13, 2021. He was the husband of Dona M. (Wyzykowski) Bickert. They would have celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on September 30th. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of Isabel S. (Kocher) Bickert of Hanover Township, and the late Harvey J. Bickert. Donald was a 1972 graduate of Northampton High School and Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech. He was employed by John Deere Plasterer Equipment in Hanover Township, where he worked for 35 years as a heavy equipment mechanic and service manager. Prior to retiring, Donald worked for a brief period for the former Northampton Farm Bureau in Tatamy. An avid hunter and fisherman, he was a life member of Keystone Rod & Gun Club and Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club. Donald was also a former Boy Scout leader and a volunteer for Moore Township Little League Baseball for several years, as well as a member of Covenant United Methodist Church of Klecknersville, where he served on the board.
Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Dona, and his mother, Isabel, he is survived by two sons, Travis Bickert of Lockhaven, PA, and Jonathan Bickert; a stepson, Robert E. Willer of Whitehall; several grandchildren; three sisters, Judith Remaly and husband, Harold, of Moore Township, Carol Heckman and husband, Sherwood, of Point Phillips, and Barbara Dornbach and husband, James, of Klecknersville; along with nieces and nephews.
Services: A memorial service in celebration of Donald's life will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. in Covenant United Methodist Church of Klecknersville, 2715 Mountain View Drive, Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the church. COVID-19 restrictions apply. Interment will be private. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Covenant United Methodist Church of Klecknersville.

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Published in Morning Call on Mar. 16, 2021.  njr

 

Mathias (Matt) Brickler lost his father, Febuary 15, 2021

Mathias R. Brickler, Sr., 91, of Greenwood, FL passed away on February 15, 2021. Matt, 'Mutts' was born on January 17, 1930 in Danielsville, PA. He was married to Reeta Yeanish of Slatington, PA in 1952 for 25 years. He is survived by his children, Mathias Brickler Jr., husband of Susan of Andreas, PA, Laurie Bianco, wife of Michael of Richlandtown, PA and Rosina Liggitt, wife of Larry of Summit Hill, PA. He also has four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. His companion at the time of his passing was Valerie Marlow of Greenwood, FL. He served for the US Marines during the Korean War. He was a commander of American Legion Post 899, Walnutport, PA and headed the legion baseball program. His love for baseball was evident rooting for the New York Yankees. He was a carpenter by trade specializing in kitchens and built two homes for his family. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.   sg/njr 3/2/2021

Susan Rehrigh Holderman passed away 

Susan Rehrigh Holderman was a classmate of ours for many years, although she didn't graduate with us in 1973. Several classmates have notified me of her passing and wanted this to be posted. 

From her daughter Paula Holderman:

Family and friends, here's the information for my Mom's funeral (Susan Rehrigh Holderman.)

(MUST WEAR A MASK)

Friday, February the 26th call hours are 3:00pm-5:00pm, services are at 5:00pm at Hunsicker Funeral Home (3438 PA-309 Orefield, PA 18069.)

Gathering is immediately following at the Roosevelt Demacratic Club (3980 Mountain View Drive Danielsville, PA 18038.)

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Dr. Thomas Eslinger lost his brother in law John, on February 5, 2021

John H. Reese, 80, of Tucson, AZ, previously of Bath, PA, passed away on February 5, 2021. He was the son of the late Rev. John H. and Florence Reese of Bath and the loving husband of Laura (Cristanini) Reese for 51 years. John was a graduate of Northampton High School, Moravian College, and served as a medic in the United States Air Force. He cultivated a successful business career in California as Manager of DC Capital Records and Director of National Traffic for MCA at Universal. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling, golfing, and spending time with his family. Along with his wife, John is survived by two sons, Michael of Las Vegas and Jeffrey (wife Sharon) of Tucson; grandchildren, Paige (husband Adam Arko), Kadin, Jeffrey, Riley, and great-grandson, Stetson Arko. John is also survived by sisters, Sarah (Sally), wife of Dr. W. David Saltzer of Northampton, PA, and Florence, wife of Dr. Thomas Eslinger of Yarmouth, ME, and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Contributions: Christ Church UCC, 109 Chestnut St, Bath, where his father was Pastor for over 30 years, or the American Heart Association.

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Published in Morning Call on Feb. 20, 2021.  njr 2/21/2021

Susan and Diane Augustine lost their mother Hermina, on February 16, 2021

Hermina M. Augustine, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Martin F. Augustine, who passed away in 2008. They were married for 53 years. Born November 13, 1929 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Wolfel) Grossbauer. Hermina was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church. Survivors: her daughters, Susan A., wife of Robert Bender, with whom she resided, Diane M. Silfies, and Martina, wife Bruce Biechy; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Hermina was predeceased by her sister, Ernestine Gerancher, and brothers, John and Edward. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 22nd at 10:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Church, 4412 Mountain View Dr., Walnutport. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. Those in attendance will kindly be requested to practice social distancing and wear a face cover. Arrangements are under the direction of Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Online condolences may be offered at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be presented to the church in loving memory of Hermina.

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Published in Morning Call on Feb. 20, 2021.  njr 2/21/2021

A Sincere Thank You, from Linda Silfies Hummel

Linda Silfies Hummel sends her most sincere Thank You, to all of our wonderful Classmates that have sent her cards during the loss of her Mother, Father, Sister in law, Aunts, Freckles (her dog) and also her lifetime partner Kenny Hummel, all in 8 months.

Linda said,  "it was amazing how wonderful our class is to support her like they did, even the classmates she's never talked to or knew in high school"  

Thank You All, from the bottom of my heart!

Stay Safe, Stay Well and Stay Warm... Linda heart

Terry Roberts Oswald lost her brother in law Barry, on Jan. 31, 2021

Barry D. "Oz" Oswald, 65, of Slatington passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 31, 2021 in his home. He was the husband of Carol A. (Humanick) Oswald, whom he married on October 18, 1975. Born in Allentown on September 9, 1955, he was the son of Theodore and Mildred (Johnson) Oswald of Slatington. Barry most recently was employed for Bell Apothecary of Easton. Prior to, he owned/operated his own business, CRS Medical Sales & Services which closed in 2010. Barry was also employed for Ingersol Rand, Mack Trucks, and the American Nickeloid in Walnutport. After passing a USCG exam in 2005, "Captain Barry" ran a salmon fishing charter (Bulldog Charters) out of Lake Ontario for many years. Barry was active in coaching local football and baseball teams. He was the former vice president of the Slatington Skeet Club for many years and enjoyed playing softball and throwing darts.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a son: Aaron Oswald and wife Christie of Slatington; daughter: Mandi and husband Denis Trelease of Slatington; grandchildren: Eli, Ayden, Caleb, & Izzy Oswald, Andrew and Anna Trelease; brothers: Richard Oswald and wife Terry Roberts Oswald of Slatington, Bruce Oswald of Slatington.
Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the care of the Harding Funeral Home, Slatington. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barry's name can be made to Good Shepherd UCC, 3940 Mountain Rd, Slatington PA.

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Published in Morning Call on Feb. 2, 2021.  njr 2/21/2021

George Kistler lost his mother Dolly on February 16, 2021

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Dolores M. "Dolly" Kistler, 92, a resident of Sacred Heart Assisted Living in Northampton, formerly of East Allen Township, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, while under the care of hospice at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. She was the beloved wife of the late George H. Kistler, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2013. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Elda (Mills) Fatzinger. A devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, Dolly loved the role of matriarch and cherished spending time with her grandchildren. She was an active member of Christ Church Bath United Church of Christ and served on the choir for many years.
Survivors: Dolly will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her children, Yvonne Yeager and husband, Ron, George E. Kistler, Sr. and wife, Georgeanne, and William F. Kistler, all of East Allen Township; and grandsons, George E. Kistler, Jr. of East Allen Township, and Nicholas C. Yeager of New York City. In addition to her husband, George, she was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Roxanne R. Prutzman-Kistler.
Services: Arrangements will be private and are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Christ Church of Bath United Church of Christ, 109 S. Chestnut Street, Bath, PA 18014.

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Published in Morning Call on Feb. 21, 2021.    njr 2/21/2021

Sandra Wambold Frey lost her husband Leonard, on January 29, 2021

Leonard L. Frey, Jr., 67, of Moore Township, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 29, 2021, surrounded by loving family. He was the husband of Sandra J. (Wambold) Frey. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Leonard Sr. and Catherine L. "Betts" (Druckenmiller) Frey. Leonard was a graduate of Northampton High School, Class of 1971. He was employed by Keystone Cement Co. in Bath, where he worked in various departments for 33 years until retiring. Prior to that, he worked for several years at Service Tire in Bethlehem. Leonard was a member of Emmanuel's Lutheran Church and the Bath American Legion Eckley E. Patch Post 470, as well as a life member of Petersville Rod & Gun Club. A sportsman at heart, he was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling.
Survivors: In addition to Sandy, his loving wife of 46 years, he is survived by two sons, Philip Frey and his fiancée, Lindsey Shak, of Bethlehem Township, and Brandon Frey and his companion, Kristin, of Moore Township; two grandchildren, Karissa and Spencer; two brothers, Randy Frey of Moore Township, and Raymond Frey of Whitehall; a sister, Linda Frey of Whitehall; a niece, Kimberly Frey and her wife, Ashley, of Catasauqua; and parent-in-laws, Grant and Joanne (Muffley) Wambold. Leonard was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Tara Frey.
Services: A public graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 06, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. in Valley View Cemetery, 3175 Valley View Drive, Bath (Emanuelsville) PA 18014. Leonard's viewing will be private. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Bath, PA 18014.

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Published in Morning Call 

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Linda Silfies Hummel lost her father Willard on January 26, 2021

Willard R. Silfies, 89, of Palmerton, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital – Lehighton Campus. Born in Bath, he was a son of the late Thomas J. and Laura A. (Marsh) Silfies. Willard honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean War. As a young boy, he grew up helping his father with the local family coal delivery business, which led to a successful career as a self-employed truck driver. Prior to retiring, Willard was employed as a mechanic for his brother-in-law, Lamar K. Haas. He was a member of Zion's Stone United Church of Christ, Kreidersville, Oplinger-Hower American Legion Post 899, Walnutport, and a fifty-year-member of Manoquesy Lodge No. 413 F. & A.M., Bath. Willard loved boating and snowmobiling, and enjoyed playing cards with family.
Survivors: Willard will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his children, Linda Hummel and Glenn Silfies and his companion, Debra, both of Palmerton; four grandchildren, Shane Hummel and his wife, Heather, Laura Gardner and her husband, Brad, Tiffany and Jacob Silfies; five great-grandchildren, Alex, Emily, Carson, Carter and Sage; six sisters, Betty Walk, Evelyn Snyder, Ellen Derhammer and her husband, Lester, Alice Pagotto and her husband, Terry, all of Moore Township, Joan Eckert of Northampton, and Jean McKittrick and her husband, Brian, of Catasauqua; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his former wife, Mae (Heffelfinger) Silfies, he was predeceased by a son, Willard R. Silfies, Jr.; two brothers, Forrest T. and Charles A. Silfies; and three sisters, Claire Haas, Arlene Eberwein, and Althea Kershner; son-in-law, Kenneth J. Hummel.
Services: A celebration of life service will be announced at a later time when it is safe to gather. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the Center For Vision Loss, 845 W. Wyoming Street, Allentown, PA 18103, and/or the American Diabetes Association, 65 E. Elizabeth Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

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Thank You, to those of you who took the time to pray for Linda Silfies Hummel.

Unfortunately, her father Willard Silfies passed away today 1/26/2021.  I am now asking if you would participate in a card shower for Linda. As I mentioned yesterday, Linda has lost 2 Aunts, her mother, her father, her sister in law, her husband and her beloved dog Freckles. These loses were all within 9 months. With Covid around we can't support Linda as we her friends/family would like to. I've seen and heard Linda cry and wonder why this black cloud is over her.

How much can one person take?  crying

She needs our support.  PLEASE!!

Linda Hummel

115 Fig Way, Palmerton, Pa  18071

From her Family/Friends Thank You in Advance heart  njr

 

I'm  asking for some special prayers for one of our classmates.

Linda Silfies Hummel is in desperate need of our prayers. In the last 9 months, Linda has lost 2 Aunts, her mother, her sister in law, her dog and her beloved husband Kenny. Today, she is facing the loss of her father. Her father is in the hospital and the doctors are only giving him 24 to 48 hours if that to live. She cries, can't sleep and is dealing with more than most people do in a lifetime. 

I'm asking for you to stop at this moment and ask the Lord, for peace within Linda's heart, strength to help her deal with so much .

I am one of Linda's best friends and I have seen this beautiful soul suffering. I beg of you to pray for her, for strength and peace. 

Sent to you with Sincere Love,

Nancy Heffintrayer  Rice  heartheart

Terry Roberts Oswald lost her sister Sandy, December 23, 2020

Sandy Lee Hamm

69 years of age and resident of Ormond Beach, FL, formerly of New Tripoli, PA, beloved wife, passed away December 23, 2020 in the Advent Health Hospital, Dayton Beach. She was the wife of Kerry D. Hamm. They celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary in October. She was born in Allentown on the 4th of July to the late Griffith and Fay (Anthony) Roberts. A former member of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville. Sandy volunteered to raise money for United Cerebral Palsy and St Jude Children's Research Hospital. She worked at Paris Neckwear in Walnutport, Hess's Department Store, Holiday Hair and retiring from the New Tripoli Bank. She was proceeded in death by her beloved Teddy, her Aunt and Uncle, Renae and Franklin Ruch, Fern Anthony, and her loving grandmother Anna Anthony(Minnich) and Ed Anthony all of Danielsville. Survivors: sisters, Connie wife of Louis Cuellar, Terry Roberts wife of Richard Oswald and Rochelle Bellis. Also Nieces and Nephews, Phillip Oswald, Kyle Bellis, Ashley Altemose, Aften, Christopher, Colin Hamm and two Great Nieces. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to St Jude Children's Research Hospital. donors@stjude.org

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Published in Morning Call on Jan. 3, 2021.   njr/tro

We lost our classmate John F. Paulovits Sr.

 December 17, 2020 due to a Heart Attack heart

John F. "Pop-Pop" Paukovits, 66 of Northampton, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem, PA. after being stricken at his home. Born June 10, 1954 in Northampton, PA, he was the son of the late William P. Paukovits and Helen E. (Herschman) Paukovits. He was the husband of Pattiann (Hoffman) Paukovits with whom he shared 43 years of marriage this past October 22, 2020. John was employed as a Truckdriver / Laborer for Austin Powder - Maurer & Scott, Inc., Northampton, PA for 23 years until retiring this past June. He was a former member of several men's dart leagues at the Northampton Catholic War Veterans Club, St. Peter & Paul Sick & Beneficial Society, and the Lappawinzo Rod & Gun Club. He was an active supporter of the Northampton Area Wrestling Club and Boosters Club. Some of John's favorite past times were playing horseshoes and fishing and sharing that knowledge with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving along with his wife Pattiann are son, John F. Paukovits, Jr. and wife Kimberly of Danielsville, PA, daughter, Dr. Janel L. Paukovits wife of Dr. Jonathan Hue of Cleveland, OH, brother, William P. Paukovits and wife Rosann of Walnutport, PA, sister, Mrs. Nancy Helwig of Wescoesville, PA; 3 Grandchildren: Evan, Addison, and Jaxson.
Future celebration of life services will be announced. Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton, PA. 18067 has been entrusted with his care and arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Northampton Area Wrestling Club c/o the funeral home.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

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Published in Morning Call on Dec. 22, 2020.

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Linda Silfies Hummel Lost her husband

Kenny on 12/14/2020 due to a Stroke

Kenneth J. Hummel, 69, of Palmerton, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 14, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. Kenneth and his wife, Linda (Silfies), celebrated 46 years of marriage on Oct. 5th. Born January 23, 1951 in Allentown, he was a son of Margaret E. (Kirchner) and the late Kenneth P. Hummel. He was a graduate of Northampton High School in 1968. Kenneth worked as a truck driver at Kraft Foods in Fogelsville for 27 years and retired in December 2008. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. Kenneth was a member of Zion's Stone United Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Masonic Manoquesy Lodge 413, Bath. Kenneth was very active with the Rajah Shrine Forks of the Delaware Tin Lizzies and the Anglers. He had a great passion for woodworking, laughter and storytelling. In addition to his wife and mother, Kenneth is survived by son, Shane and his wife, Heather; daughter, Laura Gardner and her husband, Brad; grandchildren, Alex, Emily, Carson, and Carter; sister, Kathleen Bammer; brothers, Ronald E. and his wife, Sharon, and Dennis J. and his wife, Barbara; father-in-law, Willard R. Silfies; brother-in-law, Glenn Silfies; and several nieces and nephews. Services: Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19th at 1:30 p.m. in Blue Mountain Community Church, 25 Oak St., Palmerton. Public viewing will be Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the church. Those in attendance will kindly be requested to practice social distancing and wear a face cover. Arrangements are under the direction of Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Online condolences may be offered at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be presented to Masonic Manoquesy Lodge 413, 221 Penn St., Bath, PA 18014 in loving memory of Kenneth.

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Published in Morning Call on Dec. 17, 2020.

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Rosemarie Zangari Seeley lost her sister on December 11, 2020

Nancy M. Kowaleski, 66 of Catasauqua, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg in Bethlehem, PA.
Born February 21, 1954 in Northampton, PA, she was the daughter of the late John Zangari and Rose (Lentz) Zangari. She was the wife of Daniel Kowaleski.
She was employed by Northampton Community Center where she worked as a bartender. In her spare time, Nancy loved traveling as well as gardening and baking. She also loved spending time with her family, in particular with her grandchildren who loved their "Gibby".
Surviving are mother, Rose, Husband, Daniel, daughters, Heather Reed and husband Jonathan, and Angela Kowaleski and companion Bradley Berkenbile, brothers, Salvatore Zangari and wife Donna of Northampton, PA, Fred Zangari of Scranton, PA, sisters, Rita Ann Zangari of Northampton, PA, Rosemarie Zangari Seeley of Northampton, PA and Susan Case, wife of Scott of Catasauqua, PA. grandchildren, Evan, Blake and Lucas Reed, and brother-in-law Matthew Kowaleski and his wife Vicki. She was predeceased by brothers, John J. Zangari, Jr, and Larry Zangari, and brother-in-law, Leo Kowaleski.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave. Northampton, PA 18067, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

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Sherwood Geiger lost his mother in law, November 29, 2020

Grace A. Bonser, 85, formerly of Moore Township, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg Campus in Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Donald J. Bonser, with whom she shared 41 loving years of marriage prior to his passing in 1995. Born in Moore Township and raised by her grandparents, William and Jennie Hugo, she was the daughter of the late William and Lillian G. (Hugo) Sperling. A 1952 graduate of Nazareth High School, Grace also attended Moravian College and the American Institute of Banking. Grace enjoyed a very successful career in banking, which began with the former Union Bank in Bethlehem where she rose through the ranks before retiring as a vice president from First Union Bank. Her professional talents were not limited to banking, she was also an expert seamstress and known for her passion of creating custom bridal gowns. Grace was a member of the Bath Area Jaycees, Quota International, Northampton Band Booster, Moore Township PTA, and served on the board of trustees of Northampton Public Library. Additionally, she was a former member of Chapman Quarries United Methodist Church and Christ Church of Bath United Church of Christ, as well as a member Northampton County 4-H serving as a sewing leader. An avid golfer, Grace was also a member of the Grasshopper Golf League.
Survivors: She will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughter, Kathy Geiger and husband, Sherwood, of Danielsville; granddaughter, Sarah Geiger and husband, Ben Andes, of Limerick; grandson, Joel Geiger and wife, Erin, of Danielsville; great-grandsons, Adam, Eli, George, and Evan; nieces and nephews.
Services: Due to the current pandemic, funeral services for Grace will be private. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2165 Community Drive, Route 946, in the Village of Moorestown – Bath.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the Northampton County 4-H Center, c/o Karen Cassady, 230 McNair Circle, Northampton, PA 18067.

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Published in Morning Call on Dec. 6, 2020.     njr

Carol Geosits Miletics lost her mother Dec. 11, 2020

Dorothy (Matsco) Geosits, 92, of Northampton, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. Born July 21, 1928, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Matsco, and the late Katherine (Stefanyak) Yatsura. She was the wife of the late Frank J. "Hans" Geosits, Sr. for 62 years. Dorothy was a member of Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton, and a member of their Young at Heart Senior Group. She was an avid league bowler for over 60 years, enjoyed Bingo, playing cards, going to the casino, cooking, baking, knitting especially Christmas stockings and watching Penn State football. She is survived by daughters, Sharon and Carol, wife of Gerald J. Miletics, Sr.; son, Frank and his wife, Kelly, all of Northampton; six grandchildren, Michael, Gerald Jr., Carrie, Katie, William, and Jared; eight great grandchildren, Kylie, Logan, Gerald III, Ava, Grady, Xavier, Declan, and Livia. She was predeceased by granddaughter, Lauren. Private services are at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Online condolences may be offered at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Assumption BVM Church, 2174 Lincoln Avenue, Northampton, PA 18067 in loving memory of Dorothy.

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Published in Morning Call on Dec. 13, 2020.

"Merry Christmas 1973 Class Family"

What's on your Wish List? 

Do you need a Christmas Meal?

Your "Class Angels" are here to help make your wish come true. 

If you need help for Christmas, please get in contact with me.

Let me know ASAP so that we can get a check out to you. 

No questions on what you need it for! No one will know!

"Happy Holidays"

Stay Safe  --  Stay Healthy

Nancy (Heffintrayer) Rice

njrice64@aol.com --610-657-3095

(leave a message - I don't answer unknow numbers)

Linda S. Fegley passed 11/16/2020

Linda S. Fegley, 64, of Danielsville, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020 surrounded by her family.
Born in Allentown in 1955, she was a daughter of the late Charles C. and Margaret R. Fegley.
Linda was employed as an RN with Lehigh Valley Hospital for 41 years working 3rd shift in the MB Unit. Outside of work she enjoyed watching horse and auto racing, spending time with her cats at home, and caring for her family and friends. She will be remembered for her strong work ethic and is already missed.
Surviving Linda are her brothers, Mark Fegley (Julie) and Timothy C. Fegley (Brenda); her nieces, Justine, Missy, and Rachel; her nephews, Patrick and Eric; along with 7 great nieces and nephews, and her feline companions Jamie and Major Healey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David Fegley.
A memorial Mass for Linda will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, King of Prussia.

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Published in Morning Call on Nov. 22, 2020.   njr

 

Jane (Boyle) Hallman lost her daughter "Liz" on October 16, 2020

Your Classmates send their Sincere Condolences broken heart

                                               

Elizabeth Teresa (Hallman) Munilla, 35, of Macungie, Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly in her apartment on Friday, October 16th, 2020. She was born on November 17, 1984 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Thomas Hallman and Jane (Boyle) Hallman.
Elizabeth graduated from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia with honors, having received the Roger T. Hane Memorial Award for the best senior illustration portfolio. She had a promising career as a children's book illustrator.
Lizzy was a loving, creative, and compassionate person who loved to be silly, yet had the most beautiful smile that could light up your soul. She loved the music of Jason Mraz, Ben Folds, and Bob Marley. Most of all she loved knitting, and being at the beach where she felt most connected to the world.
She is survived by her husband Rick Munilla, and their sweet daughter, Zinnia Jane, who Lizzy "loved to the moon and back". Also by her brothers Ben Hallman and Jonnie Hallman, parents Tom Hallman and Jane (Boyle) Hallman, grandmother Agnes Boyle, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Services: A private funeral service will be held at Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Homes, Allentown. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, where all are welcomed to share our collective memories of Elizabeth. www.BKRFH.com
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that a donation be made to the Pennyslvania College Savings Program 529, tinyurl.com/ZinniaJaneFund or the GoFundMe in the name of her daughter, Zinnia Jane. tinyurl.com/ZinniaJaneGoFundMe

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Published in Morning Call on Oct. 20, 2020.

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Another amazing Classmate has left us to soon.

Kelly Paul passed away this weekend in California (cancer)

Message from Nancy Heffintrayer Rice:

My heart breaks everytime I post a loss of a classmate of ours. This one hit me hard because he was an "amazing friend to all of us". In school I never spoke to Kelly, but, since we took over the class reunions, Kelly has always kept in contact with me. He never made the reunions because of various reasons, but, in-turn he helped as best he could. Kelly was one of our "CLASS ANGELS", that I often spoke about. Kelly never wanted anyone to know who he was, so I kept my promise not to divulge his name. He would send money, to make sure that any classmate that couldn't afford to go to our reunions, got to go. He also sent money for those that needed food for holiday meals like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc. His love and generosity feed several of our classmates through out the years. I grew to really respect and cherish this amazing family member of our class. Kelly's love and compassion for "our class family" was genuine. I will always be eternally grateful for his help in making our Class Reunions as good as they are. 

 RIP Kelly Paul and Thank You, for loving your "Class Family" like you did...

I will miss you my friend, God Speed. heart

         Bryan Walters mother passed on July 22, 2020

Delores J. Walters, 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 22, 2020 while under hospice care at her home in Klecknersville. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Harry.

Born in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mabel Kane. She enjoyed gathering with family and friends, meeting new people, babysitting her grandchildren and tending to her flower gardens.

Delores, known as Dee to family and friends, grew up on the family farm in Equinunk until her junior year in high school, when the family moved to Bartonsville and her parents established Kane’s Motel. She met Harry while attending Pocono High School and they became high school sweethearts. After graduating together, Harry enlisted in the Air Force. They were married in 1955 and lived in Mississippi, Germany and Maryland while he served. They moved back to Bartonsville and later settled in the Lehigh Valley. Delores was a devout Christian and long time parishioner of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Bath.

Delores is survived by sisters Phyllis Riley of Scotrun PA, Betty Kulikowski and husband Hank of Pittsburgh PA, Linda Smith and husband John of Fort Pierce FL, and Susan Wilson of Fort Pierce FL. She was predeceased by a sister Shirley Meckes and a brother Gary Kane. Also surviving her are four children: Bryan and wife Gail of Leominster MA, Donna and husband Dave of Bath PA, William and wife Kate of Bethlehem PA, and Edward and wife Les of Port Orange FL. She was the loving grandmother of seven grandchildren: Scott, Anna, Justin, Donna Lin, David, Michael, and Timothy, and twelve great grandchildren: Tiffanie, Matthew, CJ, Allyson, Kaila, Nathan, Lianna, Harrison, Eben, Kaylee, Aiden, and Billy. She was a cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held for immediate family members.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (www.alzfdn.org) or the Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company (www.krvfc.org).

Gary Panik lost his mother Elizabeth on July 1, 2020

Elizabeth "Betty" M. Panik, 89, of 29th Street, Northampton, died peacefully, Wednesday afternoon, July 1, 2020, in her home. She was the wife of Richard L. Panik, Sr. since July 10, 1951. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John, Sr. and Florence (Wilson) Chiz. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She was employed as a teller at the former Cement National Bank, Northampton. Previously, she worked for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp.
Betty was a member of Assumption BVM Catholic Church, Northampton, where she enjoyed volunteering and attending the Young at Heart Group. She was a 1949 graduate of the Liberty High School, Bethlehem.
Survivors: husband. daughter, Sharon D. wife of Bernie Hahn of Northampton. sons, Richard L., Jr. and wife Rose of Northampton, Dr. Gary M., MD and wife Barbara of Washington Twp, Lehigh County. 8 grandchildren. 3 great grandchildren. brothers, Harold and wife Nancy Sauerwein of NC, James and wife Dolores Sauerwein of Bethlehem. numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters,Geraldine Beahm, Shirley Trump, brother, John Chiz, Jr.
Services: Private Family Funeral Services. Interment, Holy Saviour RC Cemetery, PA Route 191, Bethlehem. Arrangements, Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton.
Contributions: Church Memorial Fund or
American Cancer Society, both C/O funeral home.
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Published in Morning Call on Jul. 3, 2020

 Carl Fehnel lost his wife Pam Fehnel

June 8, 2020

Pamela A. Fehnel, 63, of Moore Township, passed away on Monday, June 08, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Carl E. Fehnel, Jr. They would have celebrated 39 years of marriage on June 19th. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Larson D. and Ruth Ann (Werley) Young. Pam was a graduate of Northampton High School, class of 1974. A devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, Pam adored her grandchildren and cherished time spent with her family and friends. She enjoyed country music, playing bingo, and a good glass of wine. Pam was a member of Salem United Church of Christ of Moorestown, where she formerly taught Sunday school, as well as a social member and volunteer of Allen Township Fire Co. Survivors: In addition to her loving husband, Carl, she is survived by her daughter, Cori Turner and her husband, Keith, of Moore Township; daughter-in-law, Kellie Wagner of Catasauqua; four grandchildren, Morgan, Hannah, Colin, and Blake; sister, Beverly Young and her companion, Christopher Romanishan, of Moore Township; brother, Kyle Young and his wife, Kay, of Las Vegas, NV; and nephews, Shawn Young and Christopher Remaley. Pam was preceded in death by her son, Chad B. Wagner, in 2004. Services: Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, Pam's viewing, funeral service, and interment in Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown, will be private. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the GEORGE G. BENSING FUNERAL HOME, LLC, Village of Moorestown – Bath. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Bath, PA 18014.

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Published in Morning Call on Jun. 10, 2020.

 

 

Linda Silfies Hummel's mother passed away on May 3, 2020

Mae (Heffelfinger) Silfies, age 84, of Winter Haven, FL, formerly of Northampton, PA, passed away on May 3, 2020. She was born in Danielsville, PA, the daughter of Mamie (Weaver) Heffelfinger Krauss and Arthur R. Heffelfinger, and a stepfather Edwin Krauss Sr. She was a member of Zion's Stone U.C.C. in Northampton, PA. She is survived by her children: Linda (husband Kenneth J. Hummel), Glenn Silfies; her sisters: Doris Engle, Grace (husband Virgil) Remaly, Karen (husband John) Libenguth; stepsister Susan (husband Jim) Kemmerer and a stepbrother Edwin Krauss Jr.; her former husband, Willard R. Silfies; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Willard R. Silfies, Jr.; a sister, Carol Heffelfinger; and a brother, Charles Heffelfinger. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Contributions may be made to Zions's Stone U.C.C., the American Heart Association, or the Diabetes Association.

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Published in Morning Call on May 31, 2020.

"Tim Groller's son passed away from cancer"

Our beloved son, father, husband, brother, coworker, and friend went to be with the Lord, at the age of 37, on Thursday, May 21, 2020 while surrounded by his loving family.
Tim was born on June 12, 1982 in Easton, PA to Timothy John and Lenore (Finelli) Groller of Easton.
Heaven must have needed extraordinary entertainment because Tim was always the life of any social gathering. Timothy enjoyed life to its fullest. Since his early childhood, Timothy enjoyed sports. He played soccer, baseball and was a wrestler for the Palmer Township Panthers and later for the Easton Area High School wrestling team, where he was a member of the 2001 state championship team. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and baseball card collector. He was a passionate Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, and Phillies fan all of his life. Most importantly, Timothy was devoted to his precious family. He treasured his wife and children and enjoyed traveling to the beach, playing board games, quoits, miniature golfing, and bowling with them.

After graduation from Easton Area High School in the class of 2001, Timothy attended Bloomsburg University where he majored in Criminal Justice and graduated in 2005. In 2006 Tim entered the Allentown Police Academy to pursue a career in law enforcement. His first job was with the Lehigh County Courthouse. He later worked for the Fountain Hill Police Department. In 2007 Timothy began his lifelong career dream when he obtained his first full time position with the Carlisle Police Department. Shortly after, he met his wife Gabrielle and they started their family. Tim rose quickly through the ranks to his current position of Corporal which he obtained in 2012. While working for the Carlisle Police Department he was a responder with the SRT Team for

Cumberland County.

Tim firmly committed his life to his savior, Jesus Christ, in early 2019, and was baptized in December of the same year. His amazing personality touched many lives and he will be remembered by family, friends and coworkers for the way he lit up a room when he entered. His passing will leave so many who were close to him in a complete void.

In addition to his parents, Tim is survived by his loving wife of 9 years, Gabrielle R. Groller of Camp Hill; his three children, Ava, Ella, and Timothy Paul; his brother, Jason (wife Jennifer Katz) Groller of Mechanicsburg; his mother and father-in-law, Paul and Sally (Sharp) Timmons of Carlisle; his brother and sister-in-law, Jamie (husband Brad Dyarman) Timmons of Carlisle and Benjamin (wife Stephanie Chrosniak) Timmons of Carlisle; his nephew, Owen; and many special aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services for Tim will be private and held at the convenience of the family. A drive through visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020 at the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory, 2020 West Trindle Road Carlisle, PA 17013.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the Groller Children Educational Fund

C/O Wells Fargo Bank.

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Published in Morning Call on May 24, 2020.

Linda (Silfies) Hummel lost her mother Mae

Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 8:15 pm in Florida.

Services details to follow


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Obituary for Jeffrey P. Gober - Brother of John Gober 

 

Obituary for Jeffrey P. Gober - Brother of John Gober our 1973 Classmate

Jeffrey P. Gober, 62, of Northampton, passed away on April 28, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. He was the loving husband of Patricia A. (Yellen) Gober of Northampton. They just celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on April 23rd. Born in Allentown on August 30, 1957, he was the son of Shirley (Silfies) Gober and the late John Gober.

Jeffrey was a 1975 graduate of Northampton High School. He spent his working years as the owner/operator of JPG Construction for 28 years. For the past nine years, he worked in maintenance at the Northampton School District. He was a member of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Coplay. He spent many years involved with Allen Township and Northampton Athletic Association Sports. He loved to fish and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

In addition to his loving wife, Patti and mother, he is survived by three children: Justin J. Gober, Northampton; Jessica K. Gober, Northampton; and Michael J. Gober, Allentown; grandchildren, Jax and Madelyn; brothers, John Gober and wife Debra, Glenside; Gary Gober, Northampton; Paul Gober, Orlando, FL; and Glen Gober, Bethlehem; sister, Janice Gober, Northampton; brothers-in-law, James and Steve Yellen & family, all of Northampton. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jeffrey’s memory to The Northampton Athletic Association P.O. Box 125, Northampton, PA 18067 and the Amyloidosis Foundation 7151 N. Main St., Suite 2 Clarkston, MI 48346. Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc.-Coplay is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.brubakerfuneralhome.com.

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 Services will be set for a future date to be determined.

 

Linda Silfies Hummel needs our prayers heart

Hello Friends and Family, I believe in the power of prayers. I believe God listens to our prayers. I would like a prayer chain to be started for my mother Mae. She had a stroke and needs our prayers. I am praying for God to heal her. 

Thank You, to all that will pray.  Linda   

        

Update: Linda has flown with her brother to Florida to be with her mother. Her mother has been placed with hospice. While down there her brother had an episode which put him in the hospital. Linda, is having a very difficult and emotional journey and needs us all to pray.

She is a strong beautiful lady, but even the strong need help. 

God watch over her and her family.. Amen

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Joseph Melinsky lost his mother Agnes on February 28, 2020

Agnes E. Melinsky, 86 of Bath passed away peacefully on Friday, February 28, 2020 in Alexandria Manor, Bethlehem. Born on June 2, 1933 in Moore Twp., she was a daughter of the late Charles and Frances (Hammel) Milkovits. Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph in 2007. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bath. Agnes was also a member of the Bath Crime Watch, Bath Improvement Committee, Allentown Treasure Club and served as a volunteer with the Bath Museum for many years. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, needlepoint and metal detecting with her husband. Survivors: Agnes is survived by her sons, Joseph and wife Margaret, Michael and wife Lori; daughter, Catherine Anthony and husband Thomas; grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah, Jennifer Wessner and husband Jeff, Krista Clark and husband Michael, Tanner, Nevan; great grandchildren, Quinn, JT and expecting another great grandchild soon. Agnes is also survived by her sister, Frances Muffley. In addition to her parents and husband, 9 brothers and 2 sisters preceded Agnes in death. Services: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Family and friends may call on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and on Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bath. Online condolences may be offered at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation in loving memory of Agnes.
 

Published in Morning Call on Mar. 1, 2020

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Maria Suranofsky Stenack lost her brother Carl

It's a sad day for anyone who knew my brother Carl he passed away quietly this morning. Please add him to your prayers, I will miss him a lot. Maria. 

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From my heart to yours, please keep Candi Stout Miller in your daily prayers.

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SOMETHING WORTH READING - ENJOY!!

AND THEN IT IS WINTER
You know time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems like yesterday that I was young, just married, and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all those years went.

I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is... the winter of my life, and it catches me by surprise... How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those "older people" were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

But, here it is...my friends are retired and getting grey... they move slower and I see an older person in myself now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me... but, I see the great change... Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant...but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so... now I enter this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last... this I know, that when it's over on this earth... it's over. A new adventure will begin!

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done... things I should have done, but indeed, there are also many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.

So, if you're not in your winter yet... let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life, please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can TODAY, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life... so, LIVE FOR TODAY and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember.. and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

"Life" is a GIFT to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.

Remember: "It is Health that is real Wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."

~Your kids are becoming you......but your grandchildren are perfect!
~Going out is good.. coming home is even better!
~You forget names... but it's OK, because other people forgot they even knew you!!!
~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything.... especially golf.
~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore.

~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It's called "pre-sleep."
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..
~You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?"...???
~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.
~You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless?!"
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~Everybody whispers.
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet.... 2 of which you will never wear.

~But "Old" is good in some things:
Old Songs, Old movies ...
and best of all, our dear ...OLD FRIENDS!!

Stay well, "OLD FRIEND!"

LOVE TO YOU ALL, NANCY & JEFF RICE 1/11/2020

UPDATE ON JIM SPITZER FROM WIFE KATHY SPITZER 1/11/2020

❤️Update: Jim is progressing nicely...he is now referred to as ...”Miracle Man” by his cardiologist!❤️ He is scheduled for surgery on Monday, to have a pacemaker/defibulator placed...for precautionary reasons.... God forbid his heart would ever go into ventricular fibrillation again! Good news with his kidneys, they are starting to filter on their own! They decided to not do any dialysis over the weekend and tomorrow’s lab work will be a true indication of how they are working on their own! This has been a whirlwind of fear, emotions, stress, anxiety, but God is leading the way and walking us through this storm! We are so grateful and blessed to have Jim still with us! I am so thankful to our neighbors, who could start CPR right away, until the paramedics arrived! I am thankful for how long the paramedics worked on him until he was stable enough to be transported by ambulance! Most of all, our family has been wonderful and our kids were my rock to fall apart with and to always be by our side! Thank you for all the calls, texts, food and messages, I tried to stay up with! Thank you to Pastor Michael for all the visits and prayers around Jim’s bed! Miracles happen everyday and Jim is sure proof of one!❤️    

Kathy Spitzer

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Jim Schneider lost his brother-in-law 1/3/2020

Jack Krimmel, 73, of Schnecksville, died peacefully in his home on Friday, January 3, 2020. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, where he married his wife, Cathi Schneider Krimmel, in 1975.  Born in Philadelphia on November 24, 1946, Jack was the son of Jean Statzell and John H. Krimmel, Sr.

Jack was employed as a Sales Manager of the Door and Hardware Division at Morris Black and Sons in Allentown for more than 35 years.  He was an active member of the Allentown Rotary Club for many years and served as its president in 1988-89. He was a dedicated member of the Allentown YMCA, and from 2001-2006 served on its Board of Directors. 

Jack was a 1964 graduate of Rancocas Valley Regional H.S. in Mount Holly, NJ, where he was an outstanding athlete who participated in football, basketball, and baseball.  He was named to many All-Star teams and in his senior year was named Lineman of the Year for the state of New Jersey.  He earned a full scholarship to Duke University where he played football and baseball.  He was inducted into the RVRHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992.

Jack also served as a baseball and basketball coach in the North Parkland and Schnecksville Youth Associations.  Jack always enjoyed watching sports—Duke, Penn State, the Eagles, and the Phillies, but above all, those of his sons and grandchildren. 

Survivors:  In addition to his loving wife; sons, Dak of Fogelsville, and Matthew and his wife, Stephanie, of Crofton, MD; grandchildren, Brady, Emma, and Cole; brother, Robert S. Krimmel, Sr. and his wife Sharon of Hollidaysburg; many nieces and nephews.

Service: Private and at the convenience of the family. No calling hours.  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, donations may be sent to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh Street, Allentown, PA  18103, or to the charity of one’s choice.

1/5/20 Update on Jim Spitzer:

Please pray for Jim... Katelyn (daughter) wrote this for her dad!

****Update: Jim is out of ICU and making baby steps of improvement. He stood up and sat in a chair today! His kidneys aren’t functioning right now, which the doctors said is not abnormal for what he went through. Please pray for his kidneys to wake up... we appreciate all the messages, calls, offers of helping and especially your prayers. God is good!🙏

Today's update 1/3/20 on Jim Spitzer from his wife Kathy:

Card Shower wanted for Jim

Kathy Spitzer  he is still in ICU, but he is making baby steps in improvement. His kidneys aren’t functioning properly right now, but the Dr said it is common with this type of trauma to the body and expects it to be temporary.

Card Shower

James Spitzer

203 Oak Wind Circle

Greer, SC 29651

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ONE OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS...

 

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PLEASE, NHS CLASS OF 1973, WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS AGAIN FOR ONE OF OUR CLASS FAMILY MEMBERS.

I am friends with Jim Spitzer on facebook and this appeared this morning...

Jim's daughter posted for prayers for her dad:

Kathy Spitzer He had a cardiac arrest and I found him unresponsive, but God provided angels to step in and help him before emergency/medics got there!

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Lois J. Hahn Obituary          Carol Eberts Rappe lost her sister Nov. 13, 2019

Lois J. Hahn, 62 years, of Bath, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at home. She was the wife of Randall S. Hahn for 40 years this past October. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Margaret (Kolb) Eberts. Lois was a route organizer for MacIntosh Uniform in Bethlehem for 40 years.

Survivors: husband, Randy, son, Jay S. and wife Jessica of Bushkill Twp, sisters, Carol Rappe and Louise Lack both of Bath, grandchildren, Kellan S. and Everly R., mother in law, Althea Hahn of Fogelsville, nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service: 11:00 AM Saturday, November 23 at Keller Funeral Home, 1018 Church Street, Fogelsville with the Rev. Nelson Quiñones officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Private interment. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.KellerFuneralHomes.com.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Sanctuary at Haafsville, PO Box 921, Fogelsville, 18051.
 

Published in Morning Call on Nov. 17, 2019

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Herman Gestle lost his father November. 14, 2019
 
Herman E. Gestl, 95, of Moore Township, passed away peacefully at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg on Thursday, November 14, 2019. He was the husband of the late Marjorie A. (Peters) Gestl, with whom he shared 58 loving years of marriage prior to her passing in 2009. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Rudolph Sr. and Frances (Stubis) Gestl. After graduating from Bethlehem High School, now Liberty, Herman honorably served in the United States Navy during World War II. An electrician by trade, he was employed by the former Trojan Powder Co., Whitehall, before retiring in 1984 after more than 30 years of service. Herman was a founding member of the Moore Township Athletic Association, where he passionately coached baseball for over 50 years, and was an ardent supporter of the recreation center. Survivors: He is survived by three sons, Edwin Gestl and his wife, Joni, of Moore Township, Herman "Butch" Gestl and his wife, Patty, of Northampton, and Brian Gestl and his wife, Sherri, of Moore Township; five grandchildren, Matthew Gestl and his wife, Erin, Kristy Henritzy and her husband, Chad, Rebecca Keller and her husband, Anthony, Amanda and Abigail; four great-grandchildren, Caden, Kiley, Leighna, and Colin; three brothers, Raymond Gestl, Russell Gestl and his wife, Frances, and Ernest Gestl, all of Bethlehem; a sister, Laurie Schwenk, of Georgetown, Texas; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his late wife, Marjorie, he was predeceased by a son, Robert Gestl, four brothers, Rudolph "Rudy" Jr., Herbert, Frederick and Charles Gestl, and two sisters, Isabel Derr and Mildred Hertzog. Services: A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 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 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., and Wednesday morning from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Covenant United Methodist Cemetery, Point Phillips. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the Moore Township Athletic Association, P.O. Box 153, Bath, PA 18014.
 
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 17, 2019  

Lester Snyder lost his sister Kathleen Snyder Kunkle

Kathleen L. Kunkle of Cherryville, Pennsylvania

December 23, 1966 - September 30, 2019

Kathleen L. Kunkle, 52 of Cherryville, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospice,
Allentown.

Born December 23, 1966 in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Lester and MaryAnn (Antonition) Snyder.
She and her husband, Harry E. Kunkle were married on December 22, 1990.

She was a deficiency specialist for Johnson Controls, Allentown, since 2008.
She enjoyed crafts and loved cats. She was also a three time winner of the Halloween Decorating Contest with a
Pirate Ship at Fort Wilderness, Disney World, Florida.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by brothers, Lester Snyder and wife Jane, Paul Snyder and wife Gail,
Peter Snyder and wife Karen and Mark Snyder, sister, Mary wife of Doug Hahn.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by an 11:00 AM funeral service, all on Friday,
October 4, 2019, at the Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton.

Entombment will follow at Cedar Hill Memorial Park Mausoleum, Allentown.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com

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Lynn Bensing Nice lost her father John J. Bensing on Sept. 22, 2019

John J. Bensing Obituary

John J. Bensing, 89, of Klecknersville, passed away on Sunday September 22, 2019 in his home. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Mae (Kahler) Bensing, who died January 15, 2007.

Born in Moorestown, Northampton County on March 11, 1930 the son of the late Herbert R and Sadie (Topher) Bensing. He was a lifetime resident of Moore Township.
He was an active member of the Salem United Church of Christ.

Prior to his retirement in 1987, he was the Assistant Superintendent of Northampton Area School District. He started his teaching career in teaching in one room school houses in Moore Township, then becoming the principal of the Moore Township Consolidated Elementary School, and then the 3 elementary schools in the boro of Northampton.

John is survived by his children, Todd K. Bensing, Lynn M. Bensing-Nice, Jane A Bensing-Cole, and Philip J. Bensing. His grandchildren Shannon Ruth and Christian Bensing, Nicholas and Adam Cole, John and Ryan Nice, Philip P. and Ava Bensing, and great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews

He was predeceased by his brothers William W. and George G. Bensing, and his Sister Mary Stofflet.

There will be a viewings on Monday September 30, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Tuesday October 1, 2019 from 10:00 am until the time of the service at 11:00 am at the Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moorestown (Bath) with Pastor Kaye Lentz officiating.

Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Edelman School Moore Township, 391 North Penn Dixie Road, Bath PA 18014

Published in Morning Call on Sept. 26, 2019

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Melinda Marakovits Muller, needs your prayers. She recently rec'd a donor kidney and was sent home. She is now back in the hospital with a blood clot in her lung.

Melinda, has been through so much in her short life and now she needs our support.

She is our friend, our sister and our classmate. She is our Family!

Please, pray up for Melinda.

Lord, please watch over our sister Melinda and heal her. She is our friend, our classmate and mostly she is part of our Family. Melinda has lost her loved ones and is a fighter, but now Lord, she needs you to fight for her. She needs all of us to fight for her.

When more than one are gathered in your name! Amen..

A group of us recently went out with Melinda for a fun night, This was before her kidney transplant.

(missing in the photo Charmain Palkovits Turk)

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Richard Fink lost his mother!

Jeff Rice lost his second mother!

Norma Fink passed away on September 17, 2019

No services scheduled

Please, keep Rich Fink in your prayers.

Photo taken on 7/27/2019
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1973 Classmate Ronald J. Paly passes away on Sept. 6, 2019

Ronald J. Paly Obituary
 
Ronald J. Paly, 64, of Whitehall, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 6, 2019 at ManorCare-Allentown. Born November 18, 1954 in Allentown, he was a son of the late Walter and Helen (Hudick) Paly. Ronald graduated from Northampton High School in 1973. He was a delivery driver for Zieger & Sons, Inc. Wholesale Florists in Philadelphia for many years. He was of the roman catholic faith. Survivors: son, Sean Muthard; brothers, Mark and wife, Jane, and twin, Donald; sisters, Bernadette Melusky and husband, Stanley, Jennifer Perdick and husband, Joseph, Barbara Schell; several nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his brother, Dennis. Services: Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. in the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Family and friends may call Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions: Memorials may be presented to Queenship of Mary Church c/o funeral home in loving memory of Ronald.
Published in The Morning Call Sept. 8, 2019
 
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Diane Hock Turner Lost her Mother

Mary R. Hock obituary, Palmerton, PA

Mary Hock Obituary

Mary R. (Horwith) Hock, 89, of Cypress Road, Walnutport, Lehigh Twp., died peacefully early Tuesday morning, September 3, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of the late John S. Hock, Sr., who passed in 2014. Born in Rockdale, Lehigh County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Theresa (Weber) Horwith.

Mary was employed as a seamstress/machine operator by various garment mills in the greater Lehigh Twp., area. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville, where she sang on the choir for many years. She was a 1947 graduate of the Parkland High School. Mary was an accomplished seamstress, sewing church choir robes and making wedding dresses. She enjoyed following her grandchildren's sports activities and enjoyed managing the Lehigh Twp. Auxiliary Athletic Assoc. Mobile Refreshment Stand. An avid cook and baker, she was known for her huckleberry pie and was known to be Grammy to all.

Survivors: Daughters, Diane M. wife of David Turner of Walnutport, Stephanie Kline of Palmerton. Sons, Dennis J. and wife Darlene, Robert G. and wife Lori, all of Walnutport, Thomas C. and wife Valerie of Allentown, John S., Jr. and wife Sandra of New Tripoli. 10 grandchildren, Kristi, Julie, Stacey, Amber, Adrienne Jimmy, Shelly, Mikey, Jenna, and Kimberly. 10 great-grandchildren. Sister, Mrs. Theresa Beckel of Egypt. Numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 5 sisters, Rose, Anna, Helen, Stella, and Dorothy, 7 brothers, Charles, Frank, Edward, Joseph, John, Louis, and William.

Services: Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 9, 2019 at St. Nicholas Church, 1152 Oak Road, Walnutport (Berlinsville), PA 18088. Call, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Sunday, and 9:00-10:00 a.m. Monday, at Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, PA 18071. Interment, Parish Cemetery, Oak Road, Lehigh Twp. Online Condolences: www.schislerfuneralhomes.com.

Contributions: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Special Olympics, 6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA 18045.

To plant trees in memory, please visit the Sympathy Store.

Published by Morning Call on Sep. 5, 2019.

Today, is a blessing for Melinda (Marakovits) Mullner

Please, keep Melinda in your prayers today, she is getting her kidney transplant. 


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Hi Everyone, other than the rain that is to coming, I hope everyone is doing fine, and staying healthy. heart

I recieved a request from Donna Driesbach Dendor (6/17/19) that she is in need of prayers. I am forwarding her email to you, to understand what she is in need of:

Nancy,  could you please ask for prayers from our classmates.  I have been in the hospital for four days. They are looking to see what type of infection is in my lower spine.  I have had CAT scans,  an MRI and so much more.  They are hoping it did not go to my blood stream.  On top of it, it is my birthday tomorrow. I have been walking with a cane and at times could not walk at all due to the stabbing pain. 

 

Patricia (Deutsch) Snyder passed on May 2, 2019 Patricia "Patty" Ann Snyder, 63, of Bath, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Good Samaritan Hospital, of San Jose, CA, with her loving husband and family by her side. She was the loving wife of Gary C. Snyder, they would have celebrated 35 years of marriage on June 9, 2019. Patty was born November 14, 1955 in Allentown, PA. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Irene (Remsing) Deutsch. Patty earned her Bachelor's Degree from Moravian College and her Master's Degree from Lehigh University. She was a Math and Science Teacher at St. Ursula's Catholic School, formerly of Fountain Hill, and Northampton Junior High School. In 1985, she and her husband, Gary, started Clark Media, and Patty has helped grow the company over the past 31 years, to have offices serving New York and Los Angeles. Patty was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, of Bath. In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by daughters, Kristina Chukinas and husband James, of Exton, PA and Kelly Strate and husband Jonathan, of Downingtown, PA. Also, by four grandchildren, brother, Frank Deutsch and wife Katie, of Mount Airy, MD, two nephews, four sisters-in-laws and their families. Anyone who knew Patty, immediately understood her absolute focus on her family and her close friends. Patty loved hosting warm and friendly gatherings to bring them together, and also loved the daily visits from her cousin, Joseph Walakovitz. She took great joy in helping her daughter Kristina plan a beautiful wedding this past October, and she remained active in the newlyweds lives, helping them find their first home. Their recent trip to San Francisco was for both work and pleasure. Prior to the trip, Patty's husband planned dinners and activities, honoring both Patty's favorite restaurants from past trips and her love for baseball by surprising her with tickets to a Giants VS. Yankees game. They commented that it was one of the best vacations of their lives. Unfortunately, Patty was stricken early Tuesday morning and was unable to recover. Her husband and family are devastated, but because of what Patty has taught them, they will try their best to carry on her example of unconditional love and service to others.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM in Sacred Heart Church, 210 E Northampton St, Bath, PA 18014, followed by burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, of Bath. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM and Friday from 11:15 AM-12:15 PM in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home Inc., 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA, 18064. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Stroke Association in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at www.jfreichelfuneralhome.com

PRAYERS NEEDED 

Maria Suranofsky Stenack

I needs one favor, tomorrow (3/29/19) I am having my left hip replaced and then no more pain for me so add me to your prayers I’m a little bit nervous but I got this!!

Prayers are needed for another classmate.

Sharon (Stringer) Kroening needs our prayers for some upcoming testing she will be going through.

 

"When more than one are gathered in his name in prayer"

 

Please, pray with me!

 

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I do give you Nancy Rice, permission to post on the class site for me.

 

I normally never mention or fuss about medical stuff but like I told you,

I am scared.

I just recently found out about my situation when I first had blood drawn a couple of weeks ago (too much protein & calcium) apparently I have way too much protein in my blood & I guess they are making sure I don't have Myeloma which is a type of cancer that develops from cells in the bone marrow called plasma cells. ALSO, I have been having pain in my lower back that I never told anyone the last couple of months.

I had another 8 tubes of blood drawn yesterday, Feb. 27th and I guess they will compare with bone marrow biopsy that I am having on Wed. March 6th.  This Friday, March 1st before I go to work, I am having a Bone X Ray.  I'm a bit scared about the whole thing.

Thank you again, for thinking of me

Sharon L. Kroening (Stringer)  February 27, 2019

 

UPDATED 3/4/19

Charles Eisenhard was a member of our Class of 1973. Charles passed away February 12, 2019 of a heart attack in his sleep. He served in the Navy after graduation and lived in Washington State.

An Obituary will follow at a later date.

(Information forwarded via classmate Gail (Eisenhard) Walters (cousin of Charles)

Charles Allen Eisenhard, passed away suddenly at age 63 on February 13, 2019 in Washington. Born to the late Eugene Eisenhard and the late Winifred Eisenhard (Locher) on April 16, 1955 in Northampton, Pennsylvania, Charles graduated from Northampton High School in 1973, and joined the US Navy in 1974. Charles married the love of his life Lori in May 1981. Charles served 20 years as a Hull Technician in the Navy and retired in 1994. In his 20 years of service he was stationed in many places, but he fell in love with the state of Washington, where he eventually moved back to. After his retirement he lived a life of service to care for his family in Ohio and New York. Charles and Lori moved west to Oregon, and managed a RV Park along with driving for a courier service for for several years before heading north to the Port Orchard, Washington area. He was preceded in death by his father Eugene (1995); mother Winifred (1995); his oldest brother, Eugene Jr (1994); and his great nephew Hayden Doxtator (2010). Charles is survived by his loving wife Lori (Taylor). his brother, Lee (Sandy); sister, Tina (Josh); brothers-in-law Frank; Jack (Julie); and sisters-in-law Cori; Barb (Joseph). Charles has 13 nieces and nephews; and 11 great nieces and nephews. No services are planned.

 

Please help us pray for one of our own "Steve Gerkovich"

On Jan. 9, 2019, Steve Gerkovich went in for a Prostatectomy. (Prostate removed) The Prostatectomy surgery was successful, but the biopsy of the lymph nodes revealed microscopic cancer in the lymph nodes near the prostate. Steve will be going for radiation treatments to combat the cancer of the lymph nodes.

Please pray for both Steve and Sheryl. They are both beautiful people who have always given to others. Steve was a State Cop retired, and now is security for Easton School District. He's always taking care of others and watching out for everyone. Steve needs our help now with Prayers.

"WHEN MORE THAN ONE ARE GATHERED IN HIS NAME"

We aren't a family of one, we are a family of over 300. Imagine what 300 prayers could do, to help one of our own.

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Laura George Memorial Service (per Sharon Lapointe Diehl)

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm, Chapman's Quarries Church

Laura George 9/6/1955 to 1/3/2019

What do you say when you lose such an important person out of your life? A beautiful soul who has been by your side through thick and thin. So many memories. Please say a prayer for Laura George who has moved on to her heavenly home where I am certain she will brighten up everyone with her infectious smile and laughter.

 

Love you Laura. Put in a good word for me. 

 

Sharon LaPointe Diehl

Forever in my heart. Sept 6, 1955 to Jan 3, 2019.

Melinda Marakovits Mother Passed December 22, 2018

Anna Marakovits, 90, of Northampton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at home. She was the wife of the late Edward F. Marakovits, who passed on February 21, 1996. Born May 6, 1928 in Ormrod, she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Barna) Ruszin. Anna was a floor lady at JJ&F Sportswear and Riegel's Sportswear. She also was the owner and teacher of Marakovits Ceramics that was located in a building behind her home for 20 years. Anna was member of Queenship of Mary Church. Anna's life was filled with much kindness and generosity that she shared with many. She was an avid New York Yankees fan. Survivors: son, Dan Marakovits and wife, Kathy; daughter, Linda Mullner; grandchildren, Justin, Michael, Danny, Jocelyn and Meredith; great grandchildren, Brynn and Ethan; brother, George; sister, Marie Maroski. Anna was predeceased by son-in-law, Joseph Mullner; brothers, Andrew and John; and sisters, Helen Hebrock and Sue Paly. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 28th at 10:30 a.m. in Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton. Family and friends may call Friday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. in the church. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery. Online condolences may be submitted at www.reichelfuneralhome.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be presented to the church c/o funeral home in loving memory of Anna. Arrangements are under the direction of the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton.

Published in Morning Call on Dec. 24, 2018

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

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.

Robert F. Kern Deceased, 11/16/18

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

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..

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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.


 

 
 
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

 

 

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

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 A. 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

   **** 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 

 

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

 

   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

 

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

Roger Rehrig Obituary 1955 - 2016

Roger G. Rehrig, 61, of Bushkill Township, formerly of Bath, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 08, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Margaret J. (Balla) Rehrig. They would have celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on November 12. Born in Allentown on March 06, 1955, he was the son of the late George G. and Marion G. (Hahn) Rehrig. Roger was a graduate of Northampton High School, class of 1973. He also attended and graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in Philadelphia. Roger along with his sister, Joan, co-owned and operated the Rehrig Dodge dealership in Bath. Currently, Roger and his brother-in-law co-own and operate Thirst Quenchers Beverage in Bath. In addition to the Rehrig business commitment to Bath, Roger civically and unselfishly invested his time in serving as a lifetime member and former chief of the Bath Volunteer Firefighters & Ambulance Corps. He was also a life member of Bath Chemical Engine & Hose Co. Social Hall, No. 1, as well as a member of Christ Church of Bath, United Church of Christ and Manoquesy Lodge No. 413, F & AM, Bath. Survivors: Roger will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife, Margaret, and their daughter, Julie; son, Phillip Rehrig of Bethlehem; three grandchildren, Hazel, Lincoln and Ryan; two sisters, Joan Custer and her husband, Dwight of East Allen Township and Lucinda Berhow of Allentown; nephews. Services: will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. in Christ Church of Bath, United Church of Christ, 109 S. Chestnut Street, Bath, PA 18014. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Thursday evening from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Masonic Funeral Service at 7:00 P.M., and Friday morning from 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. all in the church. Interment with full Fireman Honors will follow in Green Mount 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 may be made in memory of Roger to Bath Firefighters Memorial Fund, 121 Center Street, Bath, PA 18014.

Published in Morning Call on Sept. 11, 2016

NHS Class of 1973 lost a classmate: Rodger Rehrig 9-8-2016

More information to follow: This post was from the Bath Firefighters

 

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 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.

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Published by Morning Call on Jul. 9, 2016.

 

 

Fay Roberts   Terry (Roberts) Oswalds Mother 

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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

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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