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Obituaries - 1996


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August 21, 1996

George Durilla
 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 
Market, Lehighton.

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 before retiring.

Miller services
 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 anniversary last 
November. She was a farmer in the Heidelberg Township area for the past 
35 years.

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 Manufacturing 
Company, Pottstown.

Edward R. Romig
 Edward R. Romig, 75, of the Hometown Nursing Center, Tamaqua R.1, 
formerly of Allentown, died Tuesday in the Hazleton-St. Joseph Medical 
Center. He was an accountant for the Lehigh Portland Cement Company for 
10 years before retiring in 1970.

Durilla services
 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 until 1949.

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 
Co., Palmerton.

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 Hower.

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 Metal Fabricators, 
Northampton, since 1979. He also owned and developed the Northampton 
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 in Muhlenberg 
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 
Transit Co.

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 Highway, Milford 
Township, died Wednesday in the LifeQuest Nursing Center, Milford 
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 
in 1981.

Helen Krinock
 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 Trails, 
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 last November. 
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 Conflict.

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 1976.

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
 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 Dodgers.

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
 Andrew Sotak, 73, of 130 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale, 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 Coaldale Mining 
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, South Whitehall 
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 

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