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Obituaries - 1996

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December 27, 1996

Michael S. Serina
Michael S. Serina, 69, of West Fifth Street, Pottstown, died Thursday in the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. He was the husband of Helen (Bazik) Serina.
He was a laborer for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation of Pottstown for 30 years and the Doehler Jarvis Corporation of Stowe for 13 years. He retired in 1989.
Born in Lansford, he was a son of the late Michael and Carolyn (Chech) Serina.
He was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Pottstown, the Altar and Rosary and Holy Name societies of the church and the St. Aloysius Senior Citizens.
He was a Fourth Degree member of the Father Tomko General Assembly, Knights of Columbus, Bridgeport, and a Third Degree member of the Father Balley Council No. 1192, Knights of Columbus, Stowe.
Serina was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a son, Michael J. of Royersford; two daughters, Rosemarie, wife of William Sparano of Pottstown, and Teresa, wife of Donald Vinciguerra of Reading; a brother Frank of Lansford; four sisters, Brenda Serina, M.S.C., of Reading, Esther, wife of Earl Giles of Long Island, N.Y., Mary, wife of Daniel O'Neil of Allentown, and Veronica, wife of Michael Bazik of Lansford; and six grandchildren.
The Warker-Troutman Funeral Home, 726 High St., Pottstown, is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronald S. Ugolick
Ronald S. Ugolick, 60, of Newport News, Va., formerly of Tamaqua, died Thursday in the Hampton Veterans Hospital, Hampton, Va. He was the husband of Doris E. (Betz) Ugolick. They observed their 40th wedding anniversary in May.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years, retiring as a technical sergeant.
Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Stanley J. and Frances (Sabutsky) Ugolick.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Ugolick was very active in scouting. While in Tamaqua, he was involved with the Boy Scout Troop at Trinity United Church of Christ. He was also involved with Troop 82 in Hampton, Va.
Ugolick was a member of the Order of the Arrow and served as a merit badge counselor. He also taught CPR for the Red Cross.
While in Amarillo, Tex., he worked with the Boy Scouts' Explorer Post.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two sons, Ronald C. of San Dimas, Calif., and John S. of Newport News; a daughter, Linda C. Hines of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Anna Mae Kanter of Macungie; and three grandchildren.
The Roche Funeral Home, 237 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, is in charge of the arrangements.

William E. Newton
William Edwin Newton, 69, of 229 S. Main St., Bangor, died Tuesday in the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. He was the former husband of Jane (Puckey) Newton of Mount Bethel.
He worked at the Picatinny Arsenal, Picatinny, N.J., for 30 years before retiring.
Born in Avoca, Luzerne County, he was a son of the late Edwin W. and Myrah (Prentice) Newton.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.
Among his survivors is a son Gary of Effort.

Mrs. Alyce Setar
Mrs. Alyce Setar, 87, of 1901 Linden St., Allentown, formerly of Lehighton, died Wednesday in the Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center. She was the widow of George Setar.
She and her husband owned and operated the former Carbon Sanitary Supply Company, Lehighton, for many years.
Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late Asabyand Pauline Rehrig.
She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton.
Surviving are a daughter Joanne, wife of the Rev. Morgan S. Haney of Allentown; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Reid of Lehighton; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rita Callavini
Mrs. Rita Callavini, 72, of Allentown, died Thursday in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. She was the widow of John Callavini.
Born in Audenried, Banks Township, Carbon County, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Shaler) Osifat.
She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Allentown.
Surviving are a son, John J. of Tresckow; four daughters, Carolyn, Lorraine, wife of Terence Beers, and Donna Montz, all of Allentown, and Rita, wife of Thomas Hawk of Bath; two brothers, Joseph of McAdoo and John of Harrisburg; four sisters, Irene, wife of Paul Fagan of Hazleton, Mary Ann, wife of James Scarpati of McAdoo, Julie, wife of Eugene Stratchko of Greenbelt, Md., and Margaret Palmer of West Hazleton; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Geraldine Eisenman.

Mrs. Nellie M. Stocker
Mrs. Nellie M. Stocker, 85, of 308 S. Second St., Bangor, died Wednesday in the Easton Hospital after being stricken at home. She was the widow of Walter Stocker, who died in 1986.
A graduate of East Stroudsburg University, she was an elementary school teacher in the Bangor, Pen Argyl and Nazareth area school districts for more than 40 years before retiring.
Born in Pen Argyl, she was a daughter of the late James and Ida (Smith) Lobb.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bangor.
Mrs. Stocker was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons of the Slate Belt and the Bangor Women's Club. She was also a volunteer in the Bangor Area School District, helping with elementary classes.
Surviving are a sister, Mary M. Borger of Kunkletown; nephews and a niece.

Mark D. Feinour
Mark D. Feinour, 81, formerly of Kempton, died Wednesday in the Lehigh Manor, Lower Macungie Township. He was the husband of Pearl E. (Oldt) Feinour. They observed their 59th wedding anniversary this month.
He was a carpenter for contractor Harvey George, Virginville, for many years before retiring in 1980.
Born in Kempton, he was a son of the late Howard and Anne (Souerwine) Feinour.
He was a member of the Kutztown Rod and Gun Club and the New Tripoli Fire Company.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a sister Arlene, wife of Fred Ebert of Lehighton; a brother Harold of Bethlehem; and nieces and nephews.

December 28, 1996

Ernest L. Fricke
Ernest L. Fricke, 84, of Whitehall Township, died Thursday in his home. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Hartman) Fricke.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Henry and Willhamina (Kling) Fricke.
He worked for Mack Trucks, Allentown, for 42 years before retiring in 1970.
He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, Hokendauqua, where he was an usher for many years.
He was affiliated with Community Services of Mack Retirees, AFL-CIO No. 677.
He served with the National Guard during World War II, having played in the band.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Carole, wife of LaMar Steigerwalt of Lehighton; three granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.
The John H. Brubaker Funeral Home, Third and Walnut streets, Catasauqua, is in charge of arrangements.

Mabel L. McLaughlin
Mabel Louise McLaughlin, 85, of Brodheadsville, and formerly of Jersey City and Bloomfield, N.J., died Friday in Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home, Kunkletown. She was the widow of Martin I. McLaughlin, who died in January, 1994.
Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late John and Lena (Kellerman) Rorick.
She had lived in Jersey City 19 years, and Bloomfield for 20 years, before moving to Brodheadsville in 1980.
She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Gilbert.
Surviving are two sons, Jerome McLaughlin of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and Edward McLaughlin of McMichaels; a brother, Joseph Rorick of Levittown; a sister, Rose Miller of Scranton; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The William H. Kresge Funeral Home, Inc., Brodheadsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Louis P. Pastier
Louis P. Pastier, 66, of 397 Hemlock Drive, Lehighton R.1, died Friday in the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton. He was the son of the late Anton and Julia (Sabo) Pastier. He formerly resided in the Mountain Apartments in Little Gap.
Born in Palmerton, he worked as a drop forge for the Bethlehem Steel Corp.
Surviving are four sons, Robert A., Cary J. and Anthony P. Pastier, all of Palmerton, and Joseph Pastier of Oxford, Ma.; two daughters, Carolyn, wife of Gary Rehrig of Palmerton, and Roxanne, wife of James Mertz of Lehighton; three brothers, Anton Pastier of Kissimmee, Fl., John Pastier of Jersey City, N.J., and Paul Pastier of Whitehall; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Pastier.
The Campton Funeral Home, Inc., 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is in charge of arrangements.

John Lucykanish
John C. Lucykanish, 58, of 776 Hazard Road, Palmerton, died Friday in his home. He was the husband of Trudy D. (Rehrig) Lucykanish. They were married 33 years last June.
Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Daniel and Helen (Lillik) Lucykanish.
Prior to becoming disabled he was a Kiln Operator for Prince Manufacturing, Bowmanstown.
Surviving with his widow are four sons, Joh, Lehighton; Steven, Palmerton; David, Ashfield, and A2C Christ, stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Panama; one daughter, Cynthia, wife of Gerald Pereira, Palmerton; a sister, Anna, wife of Joseph Helms of Philadelphia; six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
The T.K. Thomas Funeral Home, Inc. 145 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie L. Serfass
Elsie L. Serfass, 86, of Walnut Mobile Park, Walnutport, died Thursday in the Mahoning Valley Convalescent Center, Lehighton. She was the widow of Francis A. Serfass.
Before her retirement she was a telephone operator for the Palmerton Telephone Co.
Born in Ashfield, she was a daughter of the late Marvin and Ada (Ditterline) Rehrig.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Palmerton.
Surviving is a son, Richard B. of Palmerton; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Eck of Palmerton, and Miriam, wife of Paul Hontz, Souderton; a brother, Carl, of Delaware; two granddaughters and one step-grandchild.
The T.K. Thomas Funeral Home, Inc., 145 Delaware Are., Palmerton, is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel M. Mantz Carter
Hazel M. (Gormley) Mantz Carter, 84, of 203 W. Holland St., Summit Hill, died Thursday at the home of her son and daughter-in-law Lyle and Maryann Mantz, 228 Ludlow St., Summit Hill. She was the wife of Bob C. Carter and the late Homer O. Mantz, who died in 1966.
Born in Summit Hill, she was a daughter of the late Robert M. and Ellen *Remaley) Gormley.
She was a member of St. Paul UCC, Summit Hill.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Lyle K. Mantz of Summit Hill, and Gary A. Mantz of Kutztown. Also six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was the last surviving member of her family.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Theodore, Palmer and Chester.
The Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, 54 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Janice L. Hahn
Janice L. Hahn, 58, of 639 Iron St., Lehighton, died Friday in the Hospice Unit of the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of George A.Hahn. They were married 39 years in June.
Born in East Mauch Chunk, she was a daughter of the late Karl and Blanche (Freyman) Kasten.
She was the secretary/treasurer for many years at Hahn & Sons Inc., Dodge Dealership, Lehighton.
She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lehighton; the Lutheran Church Women. She was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and was a life member of the National Antique Auto Club of America as well as a member of the Ontelaunee Region Auto Club.
Surviving with her husband is a son, Shawn, wife of Eugene Bowers of Lehighton; two daughters, Jayne, wife of Gregory Bayer of Allentown, and Lisa, wife of Neil Saloman of Lehighton; seven brothers, Merritt of Deland, Fl., John of Baltimore, Md., Wayne of Orefield, Roy of Jim thorpe, thomas of Allentown, Morris of Coatesville, and Allen of Gettysburg; four sisters, Isabel Rohlfing of Mount airy, Md., Melinda Stehly of Allentown, Mary, wife of Joseph Bretz of Dobson, N.C., and Jane Horn, a twin-sister of Mahoning Township. Also four grandsons.
She was preceded in death by a brother Karl and by a daughter at birth.
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron Streets, Lehighton, is in charge of arrangements.


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