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Obituaries - 1996

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November 21, 1996

Stephen Kudla
Stephen Kudla, 75, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Allentown, died Tuesday in the St. Mary Hospital, Las Vegas. He was the husband of Gloria (Jasso) Kudla.
He was a supervisor for the Libby Owens Glass Company of Illinois before retiring.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen and Katherina (Jaycay) Kudla.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters, Natashia and Mary, both of Las Vegas; two sisters, Anne Cain of Las Vegas and Rose Mary Keim of Allentown; four brothers, Anthony of Moorsville, Ind., Joseph of Bethlehem, Frank of Walnutport and Robert of Allentown; and two stepsons, Shelby and Paul, both of Las Vegas.

Charles H. Englert Sr.
Charles H. "Shine" Englert Sr., 75, of Cresco, died Wednesday in the Department of Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. He was the husband of E. Jane (Joyce) Englert.
He was the owner and operator of the Cresco Oil Burner Service for 10 years before retiring, and previously had worked for Vogt';s Plumbing and Heating, Canadensis.
Born in Cresco, he was a son of the late William J. and Lillian (Hardy) Englert.
He was a member of the Keokee Chapel United Methodist Church, Paradise Township.
Englert was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Thomas P. Lambert American Legion Post 2540, East Stroudsburg, and the Evans Blitz American Legion Post 922, Canadensis.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a son, Charles H. Jr. of Mountainhome; three daughters, Betty Jane Meno of Tobyhanna, Virginia Marie Getz of Kresgeville and April Louise Palmer of Woodstock, Conn.; two stepsons, Jeffrey Thomas of Henryville and John Thomas of Canadensis; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Sterling H. Miller
Mrs. Hilda M. Miller, 72, of 5629 N. Coplay Road, Whitehall Township, died Wednesday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Sterling H. Miller. They observed their 53rd wedding anniversary in April.
Born in Emerald, she was a daughter of the late Edwin and Edna (Hoffman) Stephen.
Surviving in addition to her husband are four sons, Sterling H. Jr. and Glenn R., both of Whitehall, Thomas E. of Pennsville and James D. of Walnutport; two daughters, Gail, wife of Dallas Kohler, and Linda, wife of David Pammer, both of Whitehall; three brothers, Charles of Northampton, Edward of Slatington and Kermit in Arizona; a sister Margaret, wife of Roland Heimbach of Bethlehem; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Ronald P. Gernert Sr.
Ronald P. Gernert Sr., 58, of Tamaqua R.3, died Wednesday in his home. He was the husband of Lillian B. (Hamm) Gernert. They observed their 34th wedding anniversary last December.
He was a driver and garage worker for the Hamburg State Center from 1976 until retiring in 1994 due to disability.
Born in West Penn Township, he was a son of the late Paul and Margaret (Ginley) Gernert.
He was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, McKeansburg.
A 1957 graduate of Tamaqua High School, Gernert was a Coast Guard veteran.
He was a former member and deacon of the former Friedens United Church of Christ, New Ringgold, and a member of the Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a son, Ronald P. "Butch" Jr., at home; two sisters, Geraldine, wife of Samuel McClean of Harrisburg, and Joan, wife of Larry Mehallic of Tamaqua R.3; and a brother Willard of Kutztown.
The Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Rt. 309, Snyders, is in charge of the arrangements.

Evor Williams Jr.
Evor Williams Jr., 74, of 787 Hemlock Drive, Lehighton, died Wednesday in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of Sadie M. (Jones) Williams. They observed their 50th wedding anniversary in December.
He was an inspector for the Carbon County Housing Authority for the past 16 years.
Born in Packerton, he was a son of the late Evor and Elsie (Zellner) Williams.
He was a member of Salem Bible Fellowship Church, Lehighton, where he was a deacon for many years.
Williams was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
He sang in the Barbershop Chorus of Lehighton and Slatington.
Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, Evor III and Robert C., both of Lehighton, and William W. of East Bangor; two daughters, Susan, wife of Robert Smith of East Bangor, and Elaine, wife of Marvin Bogart of Lehighton; two brothers, Harry of Northampton and Clinton of Smithport, Indiana County; three sisters, Elsie, wife of Earl Koch of Newfoundland, Pike County, Ida Ahner of Long Run and Emma, wife of William Hauser of Lehighton; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The Richard M. Miller Funeral Home, 137 Fairview St., Union Hill, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Francis Shawin
Francis Shawin, 82, of Manalapan, N.J., formerly of Lehighton, died Nov. 4 in the Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge, N.J. She was the widow of Irving Shawin, who died in 1982.
Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late Reuben and Pansey (Hager) Klinger, and had moved to New Jersey in the early 1940s.
Surviving are three daughters, Sylvia Shawin, with whom she resided, Jacquelyn Overleese in Florida and Shelley Roedel of Brick Township, N.J.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 6 at Sholom Chapel, Avenel, N.J., with interment in Paramus, N.J.

John R. Burnett
John Russell Burnett, 78, of 310 Chestnut St., Hawley, died Wednesday in his home. He was the husband of Regina (Hoffman) Burnett.
He retired from P.P. and L. after 35 years as an electrical repairman.
Born in Seattle, Wash., he was a son of the late John Richard and Louis (Mclean) Burnett.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Burnett was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hawley.
A 1938 graduate of the former Summit Hill High School, he was also a member of Panther Valley Lodge 677 F. and A.M., Lansford; the Lehigh Consistory; Wayne-Pike Shrine; and a 30-year member of the Hawley Fire Company.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two sons, Joel Russell of Hawley and John Raymond of Loveland, Ohio; a sister, Louise Martin of Gaithersburg, Md.; and two grandchildren.
The Holmes-Griffiths Funeral Home, 200 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles N. Hildebrand
Charles N. Hildebrand, 83, of 308 Main St., Jeanesville, Luzerne County, died Tuesday evening at his home. He was the husband of Martha (Beishline) Hildebran. They were married for 61 years.
He was a diesel mechanic for the former Central Penn Quarry and Stripping Company and retired in 1974.
Born in Cranberry, he was a son of the late Nicholas and Minnie (Kepp) Hildebrand.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Surviving with his wife are two sons, daughter and three sisters, including Gertrude Fritz of Weatherly.

Bruce H. Bird
Bruce H. Bird, 74, a former Lehighton resident, died this morning in the Mahoning Valley Nursing Home. He was the husband of Eva (O';Preska) Bird. They were married 43 years last December.
Born in Angels, Wayne County, he was a son of Alberta (Carr) Bird of Weatherly and the late Harold E. Bird, who died in 1966.
He was with the 17th Airborne Division and late and M.P. during World War II.
He was employed as a machine operator for Bethlehem Steel 25 years until retiring in 1976.
Surviving with his widow and mother is a son John, of Lehighton.
He was preceded in death by a brother Albert.
He was a member of Faith Alive United Methodist Church, Bowmanstown.
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron Streets, Lehighton, is in charge of arrangements.

November 22, 1996

Paula S. Brunell
Paula S. Brunell, 41, of 600 Valley St., Easton, died Wednesday in his home.
She worked at Lincoln Avante, Easton.
Born in Wilson, she was a daughter of Carol Hampshire Ahner and a stepdaughter of Robert L. Ahner of Lehighton.
The deceased was a member of the Franklin Hose Company No. 2, Easton.
Surviving in addition to her mother and stepfather are two sons, Thomas of Lebanon, N.J., and Scott of Phillipsburg, N.J.; her fiance, Peter S. Hardin, with whom she resided; two brothers, Lamont King Cope of Wyalusing, Bradford County, and John M. Cope of Lehighton; two sisters, Roxanne Barnes of Laurys Station and Ruth E. Cope of Easton; and a grandson.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Ann Brunell.

William H. Hauser
William H. 'Mosey' Hauser, 69, of 66 Hidden Spur Road, Lehighton, died Wednesday in his home. He was the husband of Emma F. (Williams) Hauser and the late Isabella (Neff) Hauser, who died in 1982. He and his second wife observed their 12th wedding anniversary in June.
He was an oxygen burner in the BethForge Division of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 38 years before retiring in 1989.
Born in Palmerton, he was a son of Mrs. Violet (Serfass) Hauser of Mahoning Valley and the late William H. Hauser Sr.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving in addition to his widow and mother are three sons, David D., Joseph W. and Daniel J., all of Lehighton; two stepsons, Robert W. Schoenberger of Lehighton and Russell B. Schoenberger of Weissport; two stepdaughters, Beverly, wife of Richard Serfass of Union Hill, Lehighton, and Jean E. Schoenberger of Weissport; four brothers, Charles of Weissport, Merle of Mahoning Township, James of Lehighton and LaMar of Parryville; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother Robert.
The Richard M. Miller Funeral Home, 137 Fairview St., Union Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Velazquez
Anna Velazquez, 46, of 516 Broadway, Bethlehem, died Wednesday in a fire in her home.
She was a packer for R & B, Inc., Colmar, Montgomery County, for two years.
Born in Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Maria (Ortiz) Velazquez.
She was a member of Holy Infancy Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
Surviving are a son Robert of Bethlehem; a daughter, Annette Rodriguez of Allentown; three brothers, Edward in Puerto Rico, Joseph of Lake Harmony and Robert of Bethlehem; six sisters, Rosita of Allentown, Carmen of New York City, N.Y., Emerita of the Bronx, N.Y., and Juana, Luz and Damacia, all in Puerto Rico; and a grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Anthony Rodriguez.

Joseph J. Frendak
Joseph J. Frendak, 75, of 244 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, died Thursday in the Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth A. (Sheigel) Frendak.
A career military man, he served in the Army for 23 years before retiring as a first sergeant in 1966.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in France and Germany. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal and the Bronze Star of Valor with Oak Leaf Clusters.
He was also a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Between wars, he was an electronic instructor overseas and in Tobyhanna. He also worked for the former Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, Lansford, and for Blue Ridge Cable Company from 1968-87.
Born in Lansford, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Pavlovcak) Frendak.
He graduated from St. Michael Parochial School, Lansford, the former Lansford High School and the Technical Electronics School of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and AMVETS Post 83, both of Lansford.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph J. Jr. of Monterey, Calif., and John of Middlesex, England; a daughter Joan, at home; and a sister, Mary Kruzik of Lansford.
He was also preceded in death by a brother John and a sister, Helen Gerber.
The Skrabak-Parambo Funeral Home, 210 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph A. Mazziotta
Joseph A. 'Pippy' Mazziotta, 85, of Allentown, died Thursday in the ManorCare Health Services II, Bethlehem.
He was a laborer for UGI for over 30 years before retiring in 1974.
Born in Castranovo, Italy, he was a son of the late Giustino and Polisina (LoNigro) Mazziotta.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Allentown.
Mazziotta was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the St. Nicholas G.C.R.A. Society and the Sokols, both of Allentown.
Surviving are three brothers, Pat, with whom she resided, Arthur of New Tripoli and Justin of Neffs; and a sister Angie, wife of Gabriel Horvath of Coplay.

James R. McGorry
James R. McGorry, 54, of Allentown, died Wednesday in the LifeQuest Nursing Center, Milford Township. He was the husband of Louise A. (Haggerty) McGorry. They observed their 33rd wedding anniversary in August.
A 1967 graduate of the University of Maryland, he was an independent life insurance agent in Allentown for many years before retiring in 1986.
Born in Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late Teddy and Jeanne (Mundy) McGorry.
He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena, Allenmton.
McGorry was an Army veteran.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter, Jeanne M. of Queens, N.Y.; a son, James P., at home; two brothers, Eugene of Nesquehoning and Paul of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and a sister Nancy, wife of Mark Sniscak of Nesquehoning.

Mrs. Martha J. Reichelderfer
Mrs. Martha J. 'Mickey' Reichelderfer, 81, of 438 Pine St., Tamaqua, died Thursday in her home. She was the widow of Arthur Reichelderfer, who died in 1966.
Prior to retiring in 1977, she had been employed as lead lady in the Pack House at the former Atlas Powder Company, Reynolds.
Born in Brandonville, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Sadie (Augustine) Schaeffer.
She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamauqa, and the Atlas 25-Year Club.
Surviving are two sisters, a twin, Mrs. Elizabeth Bankes, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Josephine Hackett of Hometown, Tamaqua R.2; three nieces, a nephew, several great-nieces and great-nephews and a great-great-niece.
The Jon M. Zizelmann Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, is in charge of the arrangements.

Wash Rusinko
Wash Rusinkoa, of 6013 37th Ave., Hyattsville, Md., and formerly of Coaldale, died Wednesday in Shady Grove Nursing Home, Md. He was the husband of the late Anastasia (Gournsky) Rusinko.
He worked as a miner at the former Coaldale Mining Company until it ceased operation and later worked as a postal clerk in Washington, D.C.
Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Wasil and Julia (Lehotsky) Rusinko.
He was a member of St. Gregory Byzantine Catholic Church in Hyattsville.
Surviving is a daughter, Elaine Rothenberg of Potomac, Md.; one son, William T. Rusinko of Columbia, Md.; two sisters, Mary Gildea of Coaldale; Helen Frailer of DeLand, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Nicholas and John.
The August M. Gulla Funeral Home, 130 E. Ridge St., Coaldale, is in charge of arrangements.


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