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November 26, 1996

Rev. Francis J. Luszczak
The Rev. Francis J. Luszczak, 85, of 735 N. Kearney St., Allentown, pastor emeritus of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Allentown, died Sunday in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.
He was pastor of the church from 1966-81.
He graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphi8a, in 1939, and was ordained by Dennis Cardinal Dougherty on June 3, 1939, in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. He celebrated his first Mass in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Philadelphia.
Rev. Luszczak served at churches in the Manyunk section of Philadelphia, Bridgeport and Conshohocken in Montgomery County, and Barnesville and Shenandoah in Schuylkill County.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Andrew and Catherine (Maszalec) Luszczak.
Surviving is a sister Mary of Germantown, Philadelphia.

David J. Seebald
David J. Seebald, 69, of Allentown, died Sunday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Nancy K. (Krause) Seebald. They observed their 46th wedding anniversary in May.
He was a mail handler for the Lehigh Valley Postal Service for 31 years before retiring in 1988.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harry C. and Edith (Williams) Seebald.
A graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy, Morrisville, Bucks County, he was a past president of the Lehigh Valley Postal Employee Federal Credit Union and a founding member of the Keystone Region M.G. Car Club.
Surviving in addition to his widow are four daughters, Nancy Ann, wife of Robert Zerfuss of South Tamaqua, Jane, wife of Raymond Sheerer of Egypt, Susan, wife of Rick Hoffman of Zionsville, and Kathy of Allentown; two sons, Michael, at home, and Thomas of Allentown; a sister, Harriet MacDonald of Allentown; three brothers, Henry of Wyomissing, Berks County, Warren of Rocky River, Ohio, and John of York; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Florence A. Dimmig
Mrs. Florence A. Dimmig, 84, formerly of 225 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, died Sunday in Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the widow of Charles R. Dimmig.
Born in Lower Saucon Township, she was a daughter of the late Richard A. and Ida (Weiss) Sames.
She was a member of New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
Surviving are three sons, Charles N. of Freemansburg, Robert J. of Bethlehem and Larry L. of Slatington; three daughters, Dorothy B., wife of Grant J. Hawk of Hellertown, and Marie D., wife of William Carter, and Florence H. Brown, both of Bethlehem; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was also preceded in death by three sons, William Victor, Nelson George and David Paul; and a daughter Elizabeth.

Thomas G. Haines
Thomas G. Haines, 29, of Seemsville Road, Allen Township, diedf Saturday in a fire in his home. Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek attributed death to a combination of burns and heat.
The deceased was the husband of Antoinette J. (Balliet) Haines of Walnutport.
He was a machinist for Choice Presicison Machine, Inc., Allentown, and formerly for Lehigh Valley Plastics, Inc., Allentown.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Gerald J. and Joyce C. (Miller) Haines of Northampton.
Surviving in addition to his widow and parents are a son, Brandon M., and a brother, Edward M., both of Walnutport; and a sister, Terri Ann, wife of Brian Behler of Danielsville.

Mrs. Earl P. Scheanou Jr.
Mrs. Betty G. Scheanou, 52, of Allentown, died Saturday in the Allentown State Hospital. She was the wife of Earl P. Scheanou Jr.of Easton.
She was a machine operator for the former Fredwell Company, Easton.
Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Isiac and Frances I. (Phiffer) More.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Earl P. III, and a daughter, Paula Vazquez, both of Easton; three sisters, Doris Grube and Dorothy Christman, both of Easton, and Catherine Fretz of Allentown; four brothers, Fred E. Fretz Sr. of Forks Township, Martin H. Fretz of Brodheadsville and Donald and Floyd Fretz, both of Vineland, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

Anthony Antinozzi
Funeral services for Anthony Antinozzi, 59, of 203 S. Cedar St., Hazleton, who died Sunday in the Hazleton General Hospital after being stricken at his home, will be held Wednesday.
Antinozzi, a teacher and head basketball coach at Weatherly Area High School, was the husband of Alice (Brogan) Antinozzi.
Born in Hazleton, he was the son of Mary (Fornataro) Antinozzi of Hazleton, and the late James Antinozzi.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
For over 20 years, he was the recreation director for the City of Hazleton and a basketball coach for the Police Athletic League. He served two years as head basketball coach at Panther Valley High School.
Surviving in addition to his widow and mother are two daughters, Cindy, wife of James Somers of Hazleton, and Lori, wife of John Kringer of Pardeesville, Luzerne County; a sister, Mrs. Raymond (Lucille) Klocek of Hazleton; two grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

November 27, 1996

Mrs. Margaret E. Roth
Mrs. Margaret E. Roth, 84, formerly of Allentown, died Monday in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township. She was the widow of William H. Roth.
He was a licensed practical nurse at the former Parkway Rest Home, Cetronia, for 40 years before retiring in 1962.
Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Edward R. and Hester M (Weise) Edwards.
She was a member of the Cedar Crest Allentown congregation of Jehovah Witnesses Kingdom Hall.
There are no immediate survivors.

Ms. Jean A. Wallis Wilde
Mrs. Jean A. Wilde, 54, of ManorCare Heath Systems, Salisbury Township, formerly of Germansville, died Tuesday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the widow of Robert C. Wilde, who died in 1983, and the late John Wallis.
Born in new Tripoli, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Florence (Sittler) Peifer.
She was a member of New Life Lutheran Church, New Tripoli.
Surviving are a sister, Margaret, wife of Vernon C. Horn of Slatington; and nephews.

Mrs. Garry J. Broadfield
Mrs. Mary A. Broadfield, 70, of Albrightsville, formerly of West Paterson, N.J., died Tuesday in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. She was the wife of Garry J. Broadfield Sr.
Born in Hungary, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Seibert) Etzel.
She was a Catholic.
Surviving with her husband are four sons, Steven Obremski of Pocono Lake, William Broadfield of West Paterson, Jerry Broadfield of Clinton, N.J., and Garry J. Broadfield Jr. of Albrightsville; a daughter, Christina Horsham of Albrightsville; a brother Frank of Toms River, N.J.; and five grandchildren.

Charles Blackwell
Charles 'Checki' Blackwell, 87, formerly of 327 Entwistle St., Weatherly, died Tuesday at the Hazleton Nursing and Geriatric Center. He was the husband of Mary (Maleski) Blackwell.
He was employed as a machinist by Star Parts, Hazleton.
Born in Weatherly, he was the son of the late Henry B. and Sadie H. (Kemmery) Blackwell.
He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Weatherly, and the Flying Aces Motorcycle Club of Rockport.
Surviving with his widow are three daughters, Lucy, wife of William Busher of Sinking Spring, Yvone, wife of Jimmie Fertic of Yeehaw Junction, Fla., and Rita Blackwell of Reading; a son, John of Ranger, Ga.; a sister, Elva Edwards of Lima; 14 grandchildren, seven great-gandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jean Nahas.

Mrs. Ruth Malinchoc
Mrs. Ruth Malinchoc, 92, of 378 Syosset and Woodbury aves., Long Island, N.Y., died Tuesday evening at the United Presbyterian Residence in Woodbury. She was the widow of Michael Malinchoc, who died in 1981.
She was chief telephone operator for the Colony Club in New York City before retiring in 1975.
Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Julia (Dean) Eberson.
Surviving are a son, Michael of Rochester, Minn.; a daughter, Nancy, wife of Richard Schmidt of Port Washington, N.Y., six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home, 81 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, is in charge of arrangements.

November 29, 1996

Mrs. Mary A. Micko
Mrs. Mary A. Micko, 82, of 424 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe, died Thursday morning at the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. She was the widow of John Micko, who died July 19, 1985.
Born in Lansford, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Martinkovic.
She was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Jim Thorpe, and a member of the Pennsylvania Ladies Slovak Catholic Union.
The last member of her immediate family she is survived by a daughter, Carol, wife of David Fisher of Coplay; and a grandson.
The Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center St., Jim Thorpe, is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond W. Roth
Raymond W. Roth, 83, of 614 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, died Thursday in the Palmerton Hospital. He was the husband of the late Anastasia J. (Lovelace) Roth.
He was a retired laborer for the former New Jersey Zinc Company, Palmerton.
Born in Lehigh Gap, he was the son of the late Miranda Turnbach.
He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Palmerton; the Palmerton Rod & Gun Club; and the East Penn Rod & Gun Club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ellen, wife of Arthur E. George Jr. of Palmerton; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is in charge of arrangements.

John W. Reynolds
John W. Reynolds, 49, of 1765 Running Deer Drive, Auburn, Schuylkill County, died Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Pottsville Hospital. He was the husband of Sandra K. (Wills) Reynolds. They were married for 13 years.
He was a steel construction worker, last employed at Concrete Safety, Bethel.
Born in Wallingford, Conn., he was a son Edward and Ann (Washkerich) Reynolds.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army.
He was a former member of the United Steel Workers of America.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Beth Burkevage of Cressona; a step son, Stephen Sanko of Tamaqua; four brothers, Edward, Thomas and James, all of Wallingford, and Robert of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Adam A. Gigli
Adam A. Gigli, formerly of Paterson, N.J., and a resident of Hazleton Nursing and Geriatric Center, died Tuesday. He was the husband of the late Caroline (Delasandro) Gigli.
He was employed at Marcal Paper Products Corp., Paterson, until retiring at which time he moved to Hazleton.
Born in Tamaqua, he was the son of the late Frank and Ida Gigli.
He was a 1933 graduate of Tamaqua High School, where he played football.
Surviving are two sons, Ben of Hazleton, and Frank of Parsippany, N.J.; a daughter, Carol, wife of Douglas Hamilton of Midland Park, N.J.; and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Margaret Merics
Mrs. Margaret Shepherd Merics, 95, formerly of 266 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, died Tuesday in Weatherwood, Weatherly. She was the widow of John Merics and Alfred Shepherd.
She worked in housekeeping of the former New Jersey Zinc Company, Palmerton, for 10 1/2 years before retiring in 1964.
Born in Czechoslovakia, she was a daughter of the late Steve and Anna (Pavlik) Skrovanek.
She was a member of Scared Heart Catholic Church, Palmerton.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
The Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is in charge of arrangements.

Fred J. Becker Jr.
Fred J. Becker Jr., 65, of 217 Turner St., Allentown, died Wednesday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Rosemarie (Reppert) Becker. They were married 37 years last December.
He was a forklift operator at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 32 years, retiring in 1984.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Fred J. Sr. and Beatrice (Christman) Becker.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving with his wife are three daughters, Sandra L., wife of Leroy Steverson of Blair, S.C., Diane M. Trumbauer of Reading, and Debra A. Becker of Allentown; a son, Fred J. III of Tamaqua; stepson, Bernard T. Dougherty, and a stepdaughter, Ruth Dougherty, wife of Craig Stanley, both of Catasauqua; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Stephen Ertle Jr.
Stephen Ertle Jr., 67, of Analomink, died Thursday in his home. He was the husband of K. May (Eschenbach) Ertle.
He was owner and president of Ertle Volvo Subaru, Stroudsburg.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Stephen W. Sr. and Bessie (Wrabel) Ertle.
He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Craigs Meadow.
Among his survivors is a son James P. of Kunkletown.s 

Shirley May Applegate
Shirley May Applegate, 63, of Blackwood, N.J., died Tuesday at the Cooper Medical Center, Camden, N.J. She was the wife of Arthur Austin Applegate, Sr. They were married 37 years.
Born in Trenton, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Paul Raymond and Anna May (Stout) Whitebread.
She was a resident of Robbinsville, N.J. for 27 years.
She was a graduate of Hamilton High West, Class of 1951, and was a member and choir member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church for 20 years. She was also a member, organist and choir director of the Windsor United Methodist Church 25 years, organist and choir director of the Hamilton Square Baptist Church for five years. She was a member and organist of the Chews Landing United Methodist Church of Glendora, N.J. for nine years. She was also lead vocalist for the ³Best of Two Worlds² band, Owner and Operator of Town and Country True Value Hardware Store of Allentown, N.J., and the Sportscraft franchise in Robbinsville.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, The Rev. Paul Woolverton, Jr., of Appleton, Minn., and Arthur A. Applegate, Jr. of Nesquehoning; two daughters, Sharyn L., wife of James C. Danner of Ewing Township, and Mary-Ann, wife of Alvin J. Dyott of Hamilton Township, N.J.; two brothers, P. Raymond Whitebread of Denver, Colo., and Gene E. Whitebread of Pennington, N.J.; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, J. Kenneth Whitebread.
The Saul Funeral Homes, Inc., 1740 Greenwood Ave., Trenton, N.J., is in charge of arrangements.

Anthony C. Giovenco
Anthony C. Giovenco, 73, of 615 Iron St., Lehighton, died Thursday in the Mahoning Valley Rehabilitation Center in Mahoning Township. He was the husband of Miriam (Volkert) Giovenco. They were married 49 years in March.
Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Carmelo and Rosaria Giovenco.
He and his wife were the owners and operators of a coal and fuel oil distributorship in Palmerton until 1971. After that he worked for K.J. Breiner, Co., retiring in 1988.
A veteran of World War II, he reached the rank of Corporal, serving in the European Theater of Operations.
He was a member of American Legion Post 314, Lehighton, where he recently received his 50-year membership certificate.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Weissport.
Surviving with his widow ate two daughters, Nancy, wife of Robert Miller of Harrisburg and Barbara, wife of Howard Jones of Lehighton. Also five granddaughters; one brother, Joseph of Bethlehem.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Benny, and a sister, Mary Marting.
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron Streets, Lehighton, is in charge of arrangements.

November 30, 1996

Robert P. Bolton Sr.
Robert P. Bolton, Sr., 75, of Effort, and formerly of Hampton and Andover, N.J., died Thursday in his home.
He was the husband of the late Ruth E. (Cordo) Bolton who died in September.
Born in Scranton, he had been an independent owner/operator of a trucking business for 26 years, retiring in 1986. Prior to that he had been a truck driver for the Dairyman's League in White House, N.J. 10 years. Before that he had worked for the Jersey Central Railroad in Rareton, N.J.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army National Guard, 28th Keystone Division.
He had lived in Hampton and Andover, N.J. 41 years, before moving to Effort in 1987.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Surviving are two sons, Robert P. Bolton Jr. of Homer, N.Y., and Harold J. Bolton of Hineston, La.; two brothers, Tom Kelly of Long Island, N.Y., and John Kelly of White River Junction, Vt.; a sister, Romaine Roche of Philadelphia; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
The William H. Kresge Funeral Home, Inc., Brodheadsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Heather M. Wade
Heather M. Wade, 3, of Stroudsburg R. 8, died Friday in the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg.
Born in East Stroudsburg, she was a daughter of Carl E. Wade Jr. of Stroudsburg R.8, and Maureen McCorry of Rochester, N.Y.
Surviving with her parents are he paternal grandparents, Carl E. and Gerry (Hardenstine) Wade of Stroudsburg R.8, and her maternal grandmother, Ruth Ann Barry of Webster, N.Y.
The William H. Kresge Funeral Home, Inc., Brodheadsville, is in charge of arrangements.


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