|October 17, 1996
Mrs. Pearl P. Tuckett
Mrs. Pearl P. Tuckett, 73, formerly of 223 Penn
St., Tamaqua, died
Wednesday morning in the Hometown Nursing and
Hometown, where she had resided since July. She
was the widow of
William J. Tuckett Sr., who died in 1988. She
worked as a nurses' aide for
the former Allentown Hospital in the 1940s.
Michael R. Pribish
Michael R. Pribish, 43, of 192 Dartmouth St.,
Highland Park, N.J., died
Tuesday in his home. He was a self-employed landscaper.
Mrs. Anna V. Chuckran
Mrs. Anna V. Chuckran, 94, of 439 W. Patterson
St., Lansford, died
Wednesday in her home. She was the widow of John
Mrs. Angela Ondrus, 94, died Wednesday at the
home of her son and
daughter-in-law, Joseph J. and Marie Ondrus at
36 Coal St., Lansford. She
was the widow of Gabriel J. Ondrus, who died
Mrs. Kathleen Waynock, 72, of 264 E. High St.,
Wednesday at her home. She was the widow of William
Waynock, who died
in 1987, and the late Mr. Kastrava. She was employed
as a sewing machine
operator at the former W&L Manufacturing
in Coaldale, until it closed.
October 18, 1996
Joseph L. Dunn Jr.
Joseph L. Dunn Jr., 58, of 102 E. Patterson St.,
Thursday in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was the husband of
Janet E. (Brode) Dunn. He was striken Tuesday
evening while addressing
members of Lansford Borough Council as a member
of the community's
board of health. He was rushed to Miners Memorial
Coaldale, and later transferred to Geisinger.
He was self-employed and
retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1978.
Philip C. Scheirer
Philip C. "Phil" Scheirer, 51, of 6212 Glen Court,
Wednesday in the home of his brother, Ralph T.
Jr. of Allentown. The
deceased was the husband of Jay A. (Benjamin)
Scheirer. They observed
their fourth wedding anniversary in July. He
was a cutter operator at Day
Timers, East Texas, for eight years, and previously
was a machinist for
Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, and Bethlehem Steel
Corporation. He was an
Air Force veteran of the Vietnam war.
William C. Anilosky
William C. Anilosky, 68, of Charcoal Ridge Road,
Conn., died Thursday in Danbury Hospital. He
was the husband of Dorothy C.
(Heller) Anilosky. He was director of human resources
for American Can
Co., Greenwich, Conn., for 20 years before retiring.
John H. Reese
John H. Reese, 91, formerly of 337 W. Abbott
St., Lansford, died
Thursday in Palmerton Hospital. He was the husband
of the late Stacia S.
Reese, who died in 1990. Prior to retiring he
had been employed by
PennDOT as a surveyor.
Joseph J. Hanzl Jr.
Joseph J. Hanzl Jr., 68, of Allentown, died Wednesday
Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband
of Rose M. (Bendekovits)
Hanzl. They observed their 45th wedding anniversary
in January. He was a
technical investigator for A.T. and T., Allentown,
for 38 years before
retiring in 1986. Hanzl was a Navy veteran.
Peter Torak, 71, of Grier City, Barnesville R.2,
died Thursday in
Hazleton General Hospital.
Mrs. Helen M. Uhnakk
Mrs. Helen M. Uhnak, 92, formerly of 225 Lehigh
Ave., Palmerton, died
Wednesday in Mahoning Valley Nursing and Convalescent
Township. She was the widow of Ludevit Uhnak.
Mrs. Ellen E. Millward Reitz
Mrs. Ellen E. Millward Reitz, 95, formerly of
425 Kuntz Ave.,
Slatington, died Thursday in Cedarbrook, South
Whitehall Township. She
was the widow of Frank R. Reitz and Harry Millward.
She was a silk
weaver for Stanwood Mills, Slatington, for 25
years before retiring in
Mrs. Minnie A. Deens
Mrs. Minnie A. Deens, 95, of Ambler died Wednesday
in the home of
her son, Henry C. Sr., of Horsham Township. She
was the widow of Henry C.
Deens. She was a nurse for the former Allentown
Hospital after graduating
from its school of nursing in 1922. After that,
she assisted her husband in
the operation of the former Deens Hardware and
Paige Amber Horwith
Paige Amber Horwith, 10-days-old, died Sunday
in Lehigh Valley
Hospital, Allentown. She was the daughter of
Heather Horwith, 1230
Wintergreen Road, Palmerton.
October 21, 1996
Wiliam W. Yost, 84, who served as mayor of Tamaqua
for 16 yeas,
died Sunday in his home. He was he husband of
Alma (Fey) Yost. They were
married for 64 years. He was president and general
manager of Remaly
Manufacturing Co., Tamaqua, from 1941 until retiring
in 1992. He was still
serving as treasurer of the company. In 1927
while still in high school he
began working at a meat market owned and operated
by Francis Lambert,
managing the market after Lambert's death until
assuming the position at
the Remaly firm.
John P.D. Nothstein
John P.D. Nothstein, 79, of 75 Dietrich Road,
Fox Chapel, Pittsburgh,
formerly of Emmaus, died Friday in Montefiore
Hospital, University of
Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was
the husband of the late Rose
F. (Frank) Nothstein. He was an automotive parts
salesman for Prestolite
Co., Toledo, Ohio, before retiring in 1979. Mr.
Nothstein was an Army Air
Corps veteran of World War II having served with
the 303rd Bomb Group.
Robert A. Parsons Sr.
Robert A. Parsons Sr., 77, of 1410 Fireline Road,
Saturday in Palmerton Hospital. He was the husband
of the late Sophie
(Chedrick) Parsons. He was an operator in the
field station of the former
New Jersey Zinc Co., Palmerton, before retiring.
Mr. Parsons was an Army
veteran of World War II.
Mrs. Marion N. Copp
Mrs. Marion N. Copp, 86, of Effort, formerly
of St. Johnsbury, Vt., died
Saturday in Palmerton Hospital. She was the widow
of Wendell Copp. She
was a trustee at the Sunset Home, St. Johnsbury,
for 15 years before
retiring in 1980.
Mrs. Dorothea A. Hall
Mrs. Dorothea A. Hall, 86, formerly of Jonas,
Monroe County, died
Friday in ManorCare Health Services, Salisbury
Township. She was the
widow of Raymond F. Hall.
Mrs. Ruth J. Snyder
Mrs. Ruth J. Snyder, 74, of 6335 Farm Bureau
formerly of 5321 W. Tilghman St., Allentown,
died Friday in her home. She
was the widow of Arthur A. Snyder. She worked
in the security department
of Food Lane, Allentown, for five years before
retiring in 1983.
Joseph Briska, 76, of 101 E. Ridge St., Coaldale,
died Sunday at
Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale, after
a lengthy illness. He was
last employed at Quartite Lamp Factory in Nesquehoning.
Mr. Briska was a
U. S. Air Force staff sergeant and a veteran
of World War II, serving in the
European Theater of Operations.
Jose V. Murillo
Jose V. Murillo, 93, of 8 Hillside St., Palmerton,
died Saturday in
Palmerton Hospital. He was the husband of Irma
(Juarez) Murillo. They
celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this
month. He was a bricklayer
for the former New Jersey Zinc Co., Palmerton,
for 42 years before
retiring in 1968.
Eugene Cichelli, 64, of 16 W. Holland St., Summit
Hill, died Saturday
in Palmerton Hospital. He was employed by Bethlehem
Steel Corporation at
Sparrows Point before retiring. Mr. Cichelli
was an Army veteran of the
Ernest W. Neimeyer
Ernest W. "Bud" Neimeyer, 72, of Fogelsville,
formerly of Emmaus,
died Thursday in his home. He was the husband
of Nancy J. (Christman)
Neimeyer. They observed their 47th Wedding anniversary
last December. He
was a millwright at Bethlehem Steel Corp. for
more than 30 years before
retiring. He also served 41 years in active and
reserve duty in the Navy
retiring from the reserve in 1984. A senior chief
electrician's mate, he
served aboard the USS Thomas DE-102, a destroyer
escort credited with
sinking four German U-boats during World War
II. He was recalled to
active duty during the Korean Conflict.
Frank R. Kanick
Frank R. Kanick, 69, of 134 W. White St., Summit
Hill, died Sunday in
his home. He was the husband of Mary (Vannicola)
Kanick. A career printer,
he co-owned the American Printing Co., Summit
Hill, for many years. Mr.
Kanick was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mrs. Mary H. Mudri
Mrs. Mary H. Mudri, 86, of 1735 Meadow Glen Drive,
formerly of Hellertown, died Thursday in St.
Mary Manor, Lansdale. She
was the widow of Andrew Mudri.
Mrs. Willard S. Solt
Mrs. Hazel M. Solt, 76, of 805 Lafayette Ave.,
Palmerton, died Sunday
in Palmerton Hospital. She was the wife of Willard
S. Solt. They observed
their 51st wedding anniversary in January.
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Dutton
Mrs. Elizabeth A. "Betty" Dutton, 85, of Hometown
Tamaqua R.2, formerly of Lehigh Street, Tamaqua,
died Saturday in Miners
Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. She was the
widow of Archibald
Dutton. She was employed by John E. Morgan Knitting
Mrs. Augusta R. Wolden
Mrs. Augusta R. Wolden, 96, of 3776 Old Philadelphia
Bethlehem, died Friday in St. Luke's Hospital,
Bethlehem. She was the
widow of Walter B. Wolden.
October 22, 1996
John J. Yost
John J. Yost, 69, of Coplay, died Monday
in the Sacred Heart Hospital,
Allentown. He was the husband of Frances A. (Stubits)
Yost. They observed
their 49th wedding anniversary in June.
He was a machinist for the former Hellertown
Company for 30 years before retiring in 1982.
Born in Stiles, he was a son of Mrs. Bertha
(Marx) Yost of Whitehall
Township and the late John Yost.
He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church,
Coplay, and the West
Yost was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving in addition to his widow and
mother are a son, Gerald N. of
Coplay; two daughters, Bonnie, wife of James
Sipics of Catasauqua, and
Denise of Danielsville; three sisters, Theresa,
wife of Frank Perl of
Stiles, Bertha, wife of Joseph Szoke of Lehighton,
and Hilda, wife of
Charles Parsons of Emmaus; and three grandchildren.
David J. Sweeney
David J. Sweeney, 50, of 118 Second Ave.,
Walnutport, died Monday in
the Palmerton Hospital after being stricken at
home. He was the husband
of Teresa (Feola) Sweeney. They observed their
22nd wedding anniversary
He was a draftsman for the Pennsylvania
Power and LIght Company,
Allentown, for 25 years.
Born in Hazleton, he was a son of Mrs.
Helene (Riley) Sweeney of
Hazleton and the late Donald Sweeney.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic
where he was a Eucharistic Minister. He was also
a member of the Knights
of Columbus and the Catholic Men of Good News.
Sweeney was an Air Force veteran of the
Surviving in addition to his widow and
mother are a son, Shawn D.,
and a daughter, Sabrina A., both at home; a brother,
John T. of Camp Hill;
and two sisters, Judith, wife of Liborio Sabatini
of Flushing, N.Y., and
Rosemary, wife of Ralph Montanio of Franklin
Mrs. Theda M. Saltzman
Mrs. Theda M. Saltzman, 77, of Schnecksville,
died Monday in her
home. She was the widow of Raymond M. Saltzman.
She was a seamstress for the former Bishop
Weissport, for 25 years before retiring in 1973.
Born in Bowmanstown,she was a daughter
of the late Clyde A. and
Sally E. (Schoch) Rehrig.
She was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church,
Mrs. Saltzman was a member of Rebekah Lodge
Schnecksville, and was a kitchen volunteer for
the Community Fire
Company No. 1, also of Schnecksville.
Surviving are a son, Larry E. of Boulder,
Colo.; two daughters, Janet
S., wife of Calvin G. Dorward of Valparaiso,
Ind., and Linda M., wife of
Robert J. Merryman of Oviedo, Fla.; two sisters,
Gladys E. Walck of
Lehighton and Bernadine O., wife of Willard Wolfe
of North Weissport; five
grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
The Heintzelman Funeral Home, 4609 Rt.
309, Schnecksville, is in
charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Marion Irene Seltzer
Mrs. Marion Irene Seltzer, 79, of
Virgina Beach, Va., formerly of
Slatington, died Saturday in the Hillhaven Nursing
Home, Virginia Beach.
She was the widow of Elmer E. Seltzer.
She was a teacher's aide in the Northampton
Area School District
Born in Slatington, she was a daughter
of the late Stanley T. and
Minnie (Williams) Fritzinger.
Surviving are a daughter, Harriet Owens
Wickizer of Virginia Beach;
a brother, Carl Williams Fritzinger; five grandchildren
and eight great-
Mrs. Donald P.Handwerk
Mrs. Penelope S. "Penny" Handwerk, 53,
of 620 W. Franklin St.,
Slatington, died Monday in the Lehigh Valley
Hospital, Salisbury Township,
of injuries received in a fall at home on Oct.
7, according to the Lehigh
County Coroner's office.
The deceased was the wife of Donald P.
Handwerk. They observed
their first wedding anniversary this month.
She was self-employed in the crafts and
stained glass windos
business, having recently opened Handwerk's Studio,
she owned and operated the former Ariel Gallery
and Gifts, Allentown, for
Born in Anderson, Ind., she was a daughter
of Mrs. Wilma (Alexander)
Robinson Eck of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the
late Robert L. Robinson.
Surviving in addition to her husband and
mother are four sons, Duff
A. Douglas and Thomas Schilling, both of Emmaus,
D. Todd Douglas of Fort
Lauderdale, and Jason Douglas of Catasauqua;
two daughters, Danielle,
wife of Dennis Edelman Jr. of Wescosville, and
LIsa D. Douglas of Ocala,
Fla.; a sister, Carol Pospiech of Fort Lauderdale;
a brother, Robert
Robinson of Bath; two stepsons, Chad Handwerk
of Parryville and Jarred
Handwerk, at home; and two grandchildren.
The Harding-Fox Funeral Home, 25-27 N.
Second St., Slatington, is in
charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Emma M. Helfrich
Mrs. Emma M. Helfrich, 80, of 219-1/2 Lehigh
Ave., Palmerton, died
Sunday in her home. She was the widow of Ervin
Born in Norristown, she was a daughter
of the late Jacob and Matilda
M. (Mackening) Arnold.
Surviving are a son, Charles L. of Tamaqua;
a daughter, Eleanor M. of
Orwigsburg; a brother, Herbert W. in California;
nine grandchildren and 14
great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son
The Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware
Ave., Palmerton, is in
charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Stella M. Kistler
Mrs. Stella M. Kistler, 90, of Orwigsburg
Manor, formerly of Andreas
R.1, died Monday evening in the Pottsville Hospital
and Warne Clinic,
where she was a patient since Saturday. She was
the widow of George C.
Kistler, who died in 1965.
Born in Lynn Township, she was a daughter
of the late Samuel J. and
Louisa J. (Krause) Kistler.
She was a member of the Lutheran congregation
of Zions Union Stone
Church, New Ringgold R.2, where she was a former
member of the Sunday
school and the Ladies Quilters.
Surviving are two sons, Charles S. of Andreas
R.1, with whom she
formerly resided, and Kermit M. of New Ringgold;
seven grandchildren and
She was also preceded in death by a daughter
Margaret, who died in
The Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Rt.
309, Snyders, is in charge of
Mrs. Mary Murphy
Mrs. Mary Murphy, 84, of Weatherly R.2,
died Monday in the Hazleton
General Hospital. She was the widow of Robert
E. Murphy, who died in
She was employed in the dietary department
of the White Haven
Center. She operated a poultry fam and was an
Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter
of the late Stephen Sr. and
Mary (Drevenak) Klynowsky.
She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran
and the L&L Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary.
Survivng are a daughter, Catherine Nagel,
and two brothers, Robert
and John, all of Weatherly R.2; and a grandson.
She was also preceded in death by a son,
Arthur D., who died in 1995;
two brothers, Stephen Jr. and Edward Sr.; a sister,
Margaret Waverka; and
The Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, First
and Packer sts., Weatherly,
is in charge of the arrangements.
Members of the Holy Name Society of SS.
Cyril and Methodius
Catholic Church, Coaldale, will meet at 8 o'clock
tonight at the August M.
Gulla Funeral Home, 130 E. Ridge St., Coaldale,
where they will pay
respects to departed member Joseph Briska.
Dr. Paul H. Masoner
Dr. Paul H. Masoner, 88, of McCandless,
88, of McCandless, Pa., died
on Oct. 15. He was the husband of Lorraine (Carr)
Masoner, a native of
Quakake, Rush Township.
He was dean emeritus at the University
of Pittsburgh School of
Education and the president of the board of trustees
at Robert Morris
College from 1970-89.
He was a teacher at Bellevue High School
from 1932 until becoming
a counselor and vice principal in 1934 and principal
Dr. Masoner was the administrative head
of engineering, science and
management war training at the University of
Pittsburgh from 1942-44.
During his more than 40 years of tenure
at the university, he was a
psychology counselor and lecturer, an instructor,
professor and dean, and
director of the office of special programs.
He was a member of the American Association
Professors, American Personnel and Guidance Association,
Association of School Administrators, American
Association for the
Advancement of Science and the Phi Delta Kappa
Surviving in addition to his widow are
a son Paul of Lexington, Mass.;
a daughter, Linda Smith of North Andover, Mass.;
a stepson, Phillip Carr Jr.
in Vermont; a stepdaughter, Elisabeth Carr-Jones
in Massachusetts; a
brother John of Franklin, Ohio; six grandchildren
and three great-
Funeral services were held in Pittsburgh,
followed by the interment
in the White Church Cemetery, Rush Township.
Ruth (Hettig) Koons, 78, formerly of Lehighton,
died Sunday evening
at the Piney Mountain Nursing Home, Chambersburg.
She was the wife of
Ellsworth C. Koons. They were married 60 years.
Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of
the late Stephen and Ida
She was of the Lutheran faith.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters,
Amelia Parker of
Kerneysville, W. Va., and Kathryn adams of Medina,
Tenn; one sister, Mrs.
Doris Jacoby of Lehighton; seven grandchildren
and six great-
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Lehighton,
is in charge of