|November 6, 1996
George A. Salata
George A. Salata, 74, of Box 121, Buck Mountain,
Weatherly R.2, died Tuesday at the Hazleton General Hospital. He was the
husband of Ann M. (Screenock) Salata.
Prior to retiring he was a maintenance supervisor
at the White Haven Center.
Born in Lattimer, Luzerne County, he was a son
of the late Andrew and Suzanna (Biros) Salata.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Church and Citizens
Fire Company, both of Weatherly.
Surviving with his wife are four sons, Joseph
of West Hazleton, Genaro, Andrew and George, all of Pardeesville; three
daughters, Sue Ann Pecile, Elizabeth DeLucca and Jean Belletiere, all of
Hazleton; two brothers, Andrew of Hazleton, and Joseph of Lattimer; three
sisters, three sisters, Betty Dozeski, Helen Betterly and Suzanne Reganato,
all of Hazleton; four grandchildren and a great grandson.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers,
John and Thomas; and three sisters, Ann Feddor, Mary Salata and Verna Wiecziek.
Charles J. 'Chas' DeLucia, 70, of 204 Arch St.,
North Catasauqua, died Monday, Nov. 4, in Muhlenberg Hospital Center. He
was the husband of Irene T. (Lukish) DeLucia. They were married for 33
years in June.
He was a truck driver-salesman for Mutter's Pretzels
Inc., Boyertown for 25 years before retiring.
Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Alexander
and Lucia *Genovese) DeLucia.
He was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic
Church, North Catasququa.
He was a life member of the Moose Club, Easton.
Surviving with his widow is a brother Frank of
Whitehall Township and a sister, Jean Dichysyn of Palmerton.
He was preceded in death by a son, James H. Steckel.
Roberta K. Gross
Roberta K. Gross, 83, of Palatka, Fla., formerly
of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Oct. 17 in Palatka Health Care Center. She
was the widow of Paul Gross.
She was a nurse's aide before retiring.
Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the
late Harrison and Jane *Edwards) Kern.
She was a member of the DeRothchild Garden Club
and the Homemakers Extension, both of Palatka.
Surviving is a son, Ronald P. of Palatka; two
daughters, Linda Snyder of Interlachen, Fla., and Dianne Gross of Key West,
Fla.; a brother, Thomas of Allentown; a sister, Jane Ann Balliet of Boca
Raton, Fla.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Julia C. Spade
Julia C. Spade, 88, of Allentown, died Monday,
at her home. She was the wife of Bernard E. Spade. They were married 65
years in June.
Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the
late George and Mary *Oprendic) Scott.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Bernard
G. of Allentown and Jerome of Fairless Hills, Bucks County; four daughters,
Frances, wife of Frank Hadl Jr. of Saylorsburg, Marie, wife of Richard
Yannes of Allentown, diane, wife of Peter Carpenter of Alburtis, and helene,
wife of Paul Orslak of Duncanville, Texas; a brother, Joseph of Slatington;
two sisters, Veronica, wife of Charles Lancsek, and Helen, wife of Henry
Gallio, both of Slatington; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Margaret Cecelia Moyer
Margaret Cecelia Moyer, 80, of Swiftwater, died
Tuesday in Brookmont Health Care Center, Effort. She was the widow of Vincent
Born in Chester, Delaware County, she was a daughter
of the late Phillip and Bridget (Conway) Doyle.
She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic
Church, Tannersville, and its senior citizen group.
Surviving is a sister, Mary Whelen of Earleville,
md., and nieces and nephews.
Helen I. Kostenbader
Helen I Kostenbader, 94, formerly of Winters
Avenue, Bsethlehem, died Monday in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was
the widow of Paul J. Kostenbader.
Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late
John Goodyear and Susan Goodyear Bailey.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bethlehem.
She was a past president of the Y Dames and a
former member of the Tuesday Club, both of Bethlehem.
Surviving are two daughters, Joyce K., wife of
Harrison Newcomb of Leesburg, Fla., and Carol A. ulrope of Palmyra,a Va.;
three sons, Paul D. of Allentown, Daniel J. of Jim Thorpe, and James T.
of Bethlehem; a brother Richard of Independence, Mo.; two sisters, Genevieve
Vacarro and Geraldine Herkalo, both of Easton; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren
and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Marian Alice Dobosh, 80, of 1 E. Catawissa
St., Nesquehoning, who died suddenly early Tuesday morning in her home,
was a graduate of Phillipsburg High School, class of 1933, and St. Luke's
School of Nursing in Bethlehem in 1936.
Emily S. Boarder
Emily S. Boarder, 92, of 2335 Fairview Ave.,
Mount Penn, died Tuesday at her home. She was the widow of the late Paul
Knepper and the late Bernell Boarder.
Born in Brownstown, she was a daughter of late
William and Sadie B. Raezer.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Betty Jane Klein,
Mount Penn; a brother, Harry Raezer of West Lawn; four grandchildren and
She was preceded in death by a brother, William
Raezer, and a sister, Mariam Keefer.
The Robert C. Reeser Funeral Home, 655 E. Broad
St., Tamaqua, is in charge of arrangements.
Marie L. Evans
Marie L. (Billman) Evans, 89, of 7 Vine Lane,
Levittown, formerly of Tamaqua, died Tuesday evening at Langhorne Gardens
nursing home, Langhorne. She was the widow of Norman Evans, who died in
Born in Lewistown Valley, she was a daughter
of the late Griffith and Naomi (Baucher) Billman.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church,
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Janet King of Levittown,
with whom she resided; a sister, Mrs. Verna Scott, Catasauqua; a brother,
arthur of Millville, N.J.; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers,
abner, Raymond and Claude.
The Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Tamaqua, R.2,
is in charge of arrangements.
Florence S. Schirer
Florence S. Schirer, 87, of 1412 North Wales
Road, North Wales, Montgomery County, died Wednesday evening at the North
Penn hospital in Lansdale. She was the widow of Martin E. ³Dick²
Schirer Sr., who died in April, 1992.
Born in Walcksville, Franklin, Township, she
was a daughter of the late Wilson and Lillie (Markley) Ziegenfuss.
Surviving are three daughters, Mae, wife of Kenneth
Yeakel Sr. of Franklin Township, Joan, wife of John Bowman, Philadelphia,
and Mrs. Barbara Scassero of North Wales; two sons, Martin E. Schirer Jr.
of Walnutport and Richard J. Schirer of Lehighton; one sisters, Mrs. Ada
Sinsinger of Lehighton; 14 grandchildren, 14-gret-grandchildren and three
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Mrs.
Mabel Smith, Mrs. Helen Keiser, Mrs. Arlene Getz, and Mrs. Dorothy Stuckley,
and one brother, Arthur Ziegenfuss.
The Mayes-Melber Funeral Home, 200 Franklin St.,
Weissport, is in charge of arrangements.
November 7, 1996
Herman L. Wisser
Herman L. Wisser, 77, of New Tripoli, died Wednesday
in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of
the late Miriam S. (Bausch) Wisser.
He was a farmer in Weisenberg Township for most
of his life before retiring in 1987.
Born in Kempton, he was a son of the late Scott
L. and Emma (Kistler) Wisser.
He was a member of St. Peter Union Church, Lynnville.
Wisser was an Army veteran of World War II and
a recipient of the Asiatic Pacific Service Medalo with four Bronze stars.
Surviving are two sons, Larry L. of New Tripoli
and Dale H., residence unknown; a brother Norman of Lenhartsville; two
sisters, Mrs. Mildred Wertman of New Tripoli and Elda Brobst of Kempton;
and eight grandchildren.
Richard H. Neith
Richard H. Neith, 69, of Mount Airy Terrace Apartments,
533 12th Ave., Bethlehem, died Tuesday in the Muhlenberg Hospital Center,
Bethlehem. He was the husband of June E. (Arnold) Neith. They observed
their 50th wedding anniversary in June.
He worked in the sheet metal and machine set-up
departments, and also was an inspector, for Mack Trucks, Inc., Allentown,
retiring in 1986 after 25 years of service.
Born in Emerald, he was a son of Mrs. Florence
(Hummel) Neith of Bethlehem and the late Harold Neith.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and an
Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Neith was a baseball coach in the East Side Little
League, Allentown, and was active in Cub Scouts years ago. He was a former
member of the Monocacy Field and Stream, Bethlehem.
Surviving in addition to his widow and mother
are three daughters, Kathleen L., wife of Richard Stuber, Judy F., wife
of John A. Ruppelli, and Patricia R. Phillip, all of Allentown; two sons,
Richard H. Jr. of Sykesville, Md., and Clifford B. of Allentown; a brother
Leonard of Lugoff, S.C.; two sisters, Florence Salgado of Bethlehem and
Lorraine Cope of Cibolo, Tex.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Dewey N. Jones
Dewey N. Jones, 75, of 136 Fifth St., Slatington,
died Wednesday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He was a slate edger for the former National
School Slate Co., Slatington, for many years before retiring.
Born in Washington Township, he was a son of
the late William and Beulah (Nissen) Jones.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War
II and was recently awarded his 50-year membership in the Allen O. Delke
American Legion Post 16, Slatington. He was also a member of the Vigilant
Fire Company No. 2, Slatington.
Surviving are two brothers, Norwood of Walnutport
and David R. of Slatington; and three sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Kemmerer, Mrs.
Perma Parfitt and Mrs. Marjorie Edelman, all of Slatington.
Richard E. Miller
Richard E. Miller, 67, of 517 Mahoning St., Lehighton,
died Wednesday in his home. He was the husband of Delphine (Mertz) Miller.
They would have been married 43 years today.
He worked in the maintenance and streets departments
of the Borough of Lehighton for 22 years before retiring in 1991.
Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Calvin
E. and Helen (Gazell) Miller Wehr.
He was a member of St. John United Church of
Christ, Mahoning Valley.
Miller was an Army veteran of World War II and
a member of American Legion Post 314 and the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club,
both of Lehighton.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a son
Stephen of New Ringgold; a brother, Calvin W. of Lehighton; a half-sister,
Judy Homm of Palmerton; and a grandchild.
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and
Iron streets, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Kelly S. Whiteman
Kelly S. Whiteman, 28, of 24 John Henry Drive,
Montville, N.J., died Tuesday in the Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton,
Born in Patterson, N.J., she was a daughter of
Milo and Kathleen Whiteman of Montville.
Surviving in addition to her parents are a sister
Denise, wife of John Gauweiler of Towaco, N.J.; and two brothers, Steven
and Brian, and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Charlotte Olawaki, all of
The Mayes-Melber Funeral Home, 200 Franklin St.,
Weissport, is in charge of the arrangements.
Michael C Budusky
Michael C. Budusky, 29, of 1208 Treasure Lane,
Westville, Gloucester County, N.J., died Tuesday at his home.
He was a service computer technician at Sherwin-Williams,
Corp., in New Jersey.
Born in Woodbury, N.J., he was the son of Mary
C. (Tucci) Budusky of Bear Creek Lake and the late Frank C. Budusky.
He was a member of St. Matthew Roman Catholic
Surviving are two brothers, Frank B. of Bear
Creek Lake and Dr. Charles K. of Mt Pocono; one niece and two nephews.
The Lord Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo
St., Pottsville, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary T. Malaska
Mary T. Malaska, 85, of 43 E. Garibaldi Ave.,
Nesquehoning, died Wednesday in The Sanctuary Personal Care Home, Jim Thorpe.
She was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary
The Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home, 57 W. Center
St., Nesquehoning, is in charge of arrangements.
Vincent Bocina, 60, of 48 Behrens Road, Jim Thorpe,
died Wednesday at the Manor Health Care Services, Bethlehem. He was the
husband of Theresa (Fattibene) Bocina. They observed their 39th wedding
anniversary on Sept. 1.
He was a retired bus operator in New York City
for the Transit Company of New York.
Born in Brooklyn, he was a son of the late James
and Philomena (Migliore) Bocina.
Surviving with his widow are two sons, vincent
P. and Richard A., both of Jim Thorpe; a daughter, Linda, wife of Robert
Bekesy of Jim Thorpe, and four grandchildren.
The Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center
St., Jim Thorpe, is in charge of arrangements.