|August 21, 1996
George O. Durilla, 51, of 20 White Oak,
Lake Hauto, Nesquehoning R.1,
died Tuesday in the emergency room of Gnaden
Huetten Memorial Hospital.
He was the husband of Remel A. (Kropp) Durilla.
He was employed at All
Steel in the Valmont Industrial Park, West Hazleton,
for 18 years.
Mrs. Dolores Smith
Mrs. Dolores Smith, 65, of 3428 Michelle
Drive, New Carlisle, Ohio,
died Sunday in her home.
Mrs. Gerard Southern
Mrs. Gloria Southern, 55, of 7022 Galgate
Drive, Spring, Va.,
formerly of Tamaqua, died last Thursday, Aug.
15, in her home. She was
the wife of Gerard Southern.
Henry M. Hochmiller
Henry M. Hochmiller, 86, of Towamensing
Township died Tuesday
evening in Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital,
Lehighton. He was the
husband of the late Margaret K. (Ferry) Hochmiller,
who died in Sept. 1994.
He was a retired coal miner, having last worked
for the former
Nesquehoning Colliery. Later he worked for the
former Genetti's Food
Irene F. Trojan
Mrs. Irene F. Trojan, 70, of 225 E. Bertsch
St., Lansford, died this
morning at Kutztown Manor, Kutztown. She was
the widow of Leonard
Trojan. She worked at the former Roseanau Brothers,
Kiddie Kloes, and
Jonathan Logan dress factories, all in Lansford.
August 22, 1996
Stephen A. Horvath
Stephen Alex Horvath, 18, of 362 Spruce
St., Walnutport, died
Tuesday in the Children¹s Hospital, Philadelphia.
Mrs. Margaret H. Eckert
Margaret H. Eckert, of 19 Lentz Ave., Lehighton,
died Wednesday in
the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton.
She was the widow of
Willard M. Eckert, who died this past Jan. 2.
William G. Jones
William G. Jones, 73, of 1745 Collone Ave.,
Bethlehem, died Tuesday
in his home. He was the husband of the late Althea
M. (Weaver) Jones, who
died last August. He was a machine operator in
the beam yeards of the
Bethlehem Steel Corporation for over 40 years
Graveside services for Kyle and Amy Miller,
the West Penn Township
couple who died last month in the TWA Flight
800 crash off Long Island,
N.Y., will be held Monday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m.
at the Christ Evangelical Free
Church Cemetery, Mahoning Valley. Family and
friends are invited to
Mrs. Forrest A. Wessner Jr.
Mrs. Diana M. Wessner, 47, of Germansville,
died Tuesday in the
Lehigh Vallety Hospital, Salisbury Township,
She was the wife of Forrest
A. Wessner Jr. They observed their 31st wedding
November. She was a farmer in the Heidelberg
Township area for the past
Mrs. Annie M. Paules
Mrs. Annie M. Paules, 68, of State Street,
formerly of Chestnut
Street, both in Pottstown, died Wednesday in
the Manatawny Manor, East
Coventry Township, Chester County. She was the
widow of Claude W.
Paules. She was a seamstress for the former Sunset
Edward R. Romig
Edward R. Romig, 75, of the Hometown Nursing
Center, Tamaqua R.1,
formerly of Allentown, died Tuesday in the Hazleton-St.
Center. He was an accountant for the Lehigh Portland
Cement Company for
10 years before retiring in 1970.
A Mass of Christian Burial for George O.
Durilla, 51, of 20 White Oak,
Lake Hauto, Nesquehoning R.1, who died Tuesday
in the Gnaden Huetten
Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Saturday in
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Nesquehoning, followed
by interment in the
Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown. A calling hour
will be held in the
church prior to the Mass.
August 23, 1996
Mrs. Margaret H. Eckert
Mrs. Margaret H. Eckert, 76, of 19 Lentz
Ave., Lehighton, died
Wednesday in Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital,
Lehighton. She was the
widow of Willard M. Eckert, who died in
January. She was a weaver for the
former Baer Silk Mill, Lehighton, for nine years
Mrs. Della Blonsky
Mrs. Della Blonsky, 82, of 319 E. Union
St., Tamaqua, died Thursday in
Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. She
was the widow of August J.
Blonsky, who died July 24, 1982. A member of
the International Ladies
Garment Workers Union for 48 years, she worked
in garment mills in
Summit Hill and Tuscarora before retiring.
Malcolm J. Kuntz
Malcolm J. Kuntz, 88, formerly of Walnutport,
died Tuesday in Phoebe
Home, Allentown. He was the husband of the late
Lulu L. (Hunsicker) Kuntz.
He was a self-employed plumber in Walnutport
for 25 years before
retiring in 1970. Prior to that he worked for
the former New Jersey Zinc
Mrs. Irene E. M. Hower
Mrs. Irene E. M. Hower, 82, of the Phoebe
Home, Allentown, died
Wednesday in the home. She was the widow of Carl
Lee A. Held
Lee A. Held, 52, of 730 Lonesome Lane,
Towamensing Township, died
Thursday in Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem.
He was the husband of
Mildred A. (Dowling) Held. They observed their
16th wedding anniversary in
June. He was the founder and owner of Structural
Northampton, since 1979. He also owned and developed
Industrial Park and previously had taught welding
and metal fabricating at
Eastern Northampton County Vocational Technical
School and was
employed by Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
Mrs. Emma M. Anson
Mrs. Emma M. Anson, 80, of Bath died Thursday
Hospital Center, Bethlehem. She was the widow
of Floyd Anson.
Francis G. Miller
Francis G. Miller, 74, of Allentown died
Wednesday in Lehigh Valley
Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of
the late June T. (Radeline)
Miller. He was employed by Lehigh Valley Postal
Distribution Center until
retiring. Prior to that he was a bus driver for
the former Lehigh Valley
Mrs. Rosemary P. Hogan
Mrs. Rosemary P. Hogan, 71, of 901 Cherokee
St., Fountain Hill, died
Wednesday in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem.
She was the widow of George
E. Hogan. She worked for Gostonyi Travel, Bethlehem,
and was also a
reservation clerk for United Airlines.
Mrs. Pearl W. Brown
Mrs. Pearl W. Brown, 85, of 2450 John Fryes
Township, died Wednesday in the LifeQuest Nursing
Township. She was the widow of Albert Brown.
She was a waitress for the
former Trainer's Restaurant, Quakertown, for
more than 15 years before
August 26, 1996
William "Wes" Everett
William "Wes" Everett, 61, of Effort died
Friday at Palmerton
Hospital. He was a son of the late Oscar
and Maude (Bachman) Everett. He
was a life-long resident of Effort. For many
years he worked at the former
Ronson Corp. in Delaware Water Gap as an assembly
worker, after which he
was an equipment operator for Wesley Smith Excavating
of Gilbert. Later
he worked for Barry Schaffer Trucking of Kunkletown
until his retirement
Helen Krinock, 84, of 313 E. Bertsch St.,
Lansford, died Friday
evening in Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton.
She was the widow of John
F. Krinock. who died in 1967. She was last employed
by the former Kiddie
Kloes, Lansford, retiring after 44 years of service.
Charlotte M. Bergey
Charlotte M. Bergey, 75, formerly of Towamensing
Albrightsville, died Friday morning at her residence
at Masonic Retirement
Community, Lafayette Hill, Montgomery County.
She was the wife of Milton
M. Bergey Jr. They observed their 54th wedding
anniversary on Jan. 24. She
was retired and had been a business manager for
a computer firm in
Kenneth A.H. Christman
Kenneth A. H. Christman, 73, of Allentown
died Saturday in Lehigh
Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband
of Margaret T. (Hessinger)
Christman. They observed their 52nd wedding anniversary
He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service,
Lehigh Valley and
Allentown, for more than 30 years before retiring
in 1979. Christman was
an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean
Charles E. Moyer
Charles E. Moyer, 95, of Bartonsville died
Saturday in Blue Mountain
Personal Care Home, Kunkletown. He was the husband
of the late Beatrice
A. (Hagerman) Moyer.
He was employed by PNC Bank for five years
before retiring, and
previously was a manager for Acme Markets, East
Stroudsburg, for 40
years, and also worked for Prudential Insurance
Co. for four years.
Sister Alice Mary, IHM
Sister Alice Mary, IHM, 84, the former
Margaret Breslin, died
Thursday in Camilla Hall, Immaculata. She was
last stationed at St.
Gabriel's in Philadelphia.
Mrs. George A. Nowery Jr.
Mrs. Aase Maria Nowery, 54, of Sunflower
Drive, Forks Township,
died Saturday in Easton Hospital. She was the
wife of George A. Bowery Jr.
She was a hairdresser at various times in Denmark,
Norway, Sweden, and
the states of Wyoming, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Carl Schoenberger, 72, of 1911 Second St., Bethlehem,
died Friday in
Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem. He was
the husband of Anna
(Nemeth) Schoenberger. They observed their 49th
wedding anniversary last
November. He worked in the foundry at Bethlehem
Steel Corporation for 32
years before retiring. Schoenberger was an Army
veteran of World War II,
having served in Alaska as a machine operator.
Mrs. Edith J. Roy
Mrs. Edith J. Roy, 82, of Saylorsburg R.3,
died Saturday in Brookmont
Health Care Center, Effort. She was the widow
of Bernhard Oskar Roy. She
was a cook at the Chestnut Grove Lodge, Paradise
Stream, Monroe County;
the Brichwood Lodge and Cottages, Henryville;
and at Brookmont Health
Care Center for 15 years before retiringin in
Harvey M. Solt
Harvey M. Solt, 73, of 286-103 Lower Nis
Hollow Drive, Mahoning
Township, died Saturday in his home. He was the
husband of Fern M. (Doll)
Solt. They observed their 48th wedding anniversary
in February. He was an
annealer for Bethlehem Steel Corporation for
34 years before retiring in
1985. Solt was an Army veteran of World War II.
Thomas DeJoseph, 89, of 2130 Fairmont St.,
Allentown, died Friday
in Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center,
Allentown. He was the
husband of Kathryn M. (Gross) DeJoseph. They
observed their 58th wedding
anniversary in March He was employed by the city
of New York for 37
years before retiring and was also the groundskeeper
for 25 years at Shea
Stadium for the New York mets, the Polo Grounds
for the former New York
Giants, and Ebbets Field for the former Brooklyn
Lloyd M. Green
Lloyd M. Green, 82, of 505 Hill Road, Palmerton,
died Friday in his
home. He was the husband of the late Alberta
M. (King) Green. He owned and
operated Green and Sons Contracting Equipment
Co., Palmerton, before
retiring, and previously had managed the Red
Rock Quarry, Nesquehoning;
worked for Little Gap Sand Quarry; and Hercules
Cement Co., Stockertown;
and operated a dairy farm at his home.
Andrew Sotak, 73, of 130 E. Ruddle St.,
died Friday in the
Berwick Retirement and Nursing Home, Berwick,
Columbia County. He was
the husband of the late Dorothy (Caliper) Sotak.
He was a maintenance man
for the Schuylkill County Housing Authority in
Coaldale before retiring in
1986. Prior to that he was a miner for the former
Company. Sotak was a Marine Corps veteran of
World War II having served
in the South Pacific.
Loraine J. Krause
Loraine J. "Lanie" Krause, 72, of Slatedale,
died Thursday in Lehigh
Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was a trimmer
at Holiday Fashions,
Slatedale, for many years before retiring.
Elwood G. Gross
Elwood G. Gross, 77, of Germansville, died
Friday in the Lehigh
Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband
of the late Mary Ellen
(Wanamaker) Gross. He was a powder line operator
for IMC, Inc., formerly
the Trojan Powder Co., Allentown, for 15 years
before retiring , and
previously was a mechanic at the Germansville
Garage for many years. He
also worked for the Ormrod Cement Co. and the
Dragon Cement Co.,
Northampton. Gross served as a technical sergeant
in the Army during
World War II.
Mrs. Edith I. Hummel Brown
Mrs. Edith I. Hummel Brown, 84, of Cedarbrook,
Township, formerly of Whitehall Township, died
Friday in Allentown
Osteopathic Medical Center. She was the widow
of Alvin A. Brown.
Tara J. Minnich
Tara J. Minnich, 17, of 144 Fourth St.,
Slatington, died Thursday
following a one-car accident on SR248 in Lehigh
Township west of
Cherryville. She was a former student at Northern
Lehigh High School.
Mrs. Paul F. Haupt
Mrs. Margaret Ethel Haupt, 85, formerly
of 120 Crest Way, Emmaus,
died Thursday in Lehigh Manor, Lower Nazareth
Township. She was the
wife of Paul F. Haupt. They observed their 48th
wedding anniversary in