|January 10, 1997
Mrs. Hazel E. Blew-Thomas
Mrs. Hazel E. Blew-Thomas, 90, of Locust Valley,
Schuylkill County, died Wednesday in the Hometown Nursing and Convalescent
Center, Tamaqua R.2. She was the widow of Alfred Blew and Robert Thomas.
She was last employed by J.E. Morgan Knitting
Born in Locust Valley, she was a daughter of
the late Frederick and Elmira (Yost) Cooper.
She was a member of St. Peter United Church of
Christ, Locust Valley.
Surviving are two brothers, Frank E. of Horsham,
Montgomery County, and Vernard G. of Locust Valley; and several nieces
The Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown, Tamaqua
R.2, is in charge of the arrangements.
Sister Presentata Ligenza
Sister Presentata Ligenza, who lived at the Transfiguration
Convent, 214 W. Green St., West Hazleton, died Wednesday in the Hazleton-St.
Joseph Medical Center.
Born in Lansford, she was a daughter of the late
John and Angela (Kociolek) Ligenza.
She was in community for 70 years and taught
school in the parochial system for more than 60 years, including 15 years
of service at St. Stanislaus School, Hazleton. She also taught at Transfiguration
School in West Hazleton for four years.
Surviving are two brothers, Silvester and Peter,
both of Lansford; a sister, Theresa Kocon of Allentown; and several nieces
She was also preceded in death by two brothers,
Rev. John B. and Stanley; and a sister, Mary.
Services will beh held at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Transfiguration Church, West Hazleton, with the Rev. Richard E. Czachor
the celebrant. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. in Sacred Heart
Chapel, Reading. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Chapel Cemetery, Reading.
Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Saturday in Transfiguration Church.
Frank Buddy Mark Elliott
Frank Buddy Mark Elliott, 44, of 744 Linden St.,
Bethlehem, died Wednesday in his home. He was the husband of Debra (Messics)
Elliott of Allentown. They observed their 24th wedding anniversary in March.
He was a self-employed architectural draftsman
for many years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Marie
Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter
Heather of Bethlehem; and five brothers, Dennis and Howard Bilger, both
of Allentown, Donald Bilger of New Britain, Bucks County, Milton Bilger
of Middletown and Eugene Bilger of Slatington.
Mrs. Mae A. Scherer
Mrs. Mae A. Scherer, 88, of Lehighton, formerly
of Brown Street, Slatedale, died Wednesday in the Gnaden Huetten Nursing
Home, Lehighton. She was the widow of Allen E. Scherer.
She was a silk weaver for Lehigh Valley area
mills for many years.
Born in Weaversville, she was a daughter of the
late Daniel R. and Sallie (Steckel) Evans.
Surviving are a daughter, Eleanor M., wife of
Thomas H. Merkel, with whom she resided; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Harding-Fox Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second
St., Slatington, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Doris L. Avate
Mrs. Doris L. Avate, 67, of 530 Main St., Northampton,
died Thursday in her home. She was the widow of Jerome J. Avate Sr.
A sewing machine operator, she worked for the
former Dorell Fashions, Northampton, for 10 years before retiring in 1989,
and previously had been employed by the Tama Manufacturing Company, Northampton,
for 25 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the
late Walter and Annabelle (Snyder) Blose.
Surviving are three sons, Jerome J. Jr. and Joseph
L., both of Northampton, and James J. of Walnutport; four daughters, Sherry
L. Struss and Wendy L., wife of Lewis Resh Jr., both of Walnutport, and
Connie L., wife of David Pritchard, and Lisa A., both of Northampton; a
brother, Robert O. of Allentown; a half-sister, Janne Timberman of Easton;
and eight grandchildren.
Funeral servicesd for Mrs. Lillie J. (Fatzinger)
Kline, 96, formerly of 647 Franklin Ave., Palmerton, who died Jan. 2 in
the Foulk Manor, Wilmington, Del., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in
the Thomas K. Thomas Funeral Home, 145 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, followed
by interment in the Norwood Cemetery, Emmaus. A calling hour will precede
Clarence W. Keiser
Clarence W. Keiser, 87, of 74 Walnut St., Lehighton,
died Thursday in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was
the husband of Fern A. (Wentz) Keiser. They observed their 60th wedding
anniversary last month.
He was a car repairman for the former Lehigh
Valley Railroad for many years before retiring in 1975.
Born in Walcksville, he was a son of the late
Albert and Sarah (Ziegenfuss) Keiser.
He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church,
Lehighton, and the East Penn Sporting Club and a life member of the Franklin
Township Fire Company.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a son,
Jeffrey A. of Saylorsburg; two daughters, Sheila M. of Beltzville and Marlene,
wife of Lester E. Stern of Franklin Township; two brothers, Wayland of
White Bear and Maurice of Walnutport; a sister, Charlotte Kashlak of Summit
Hill; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Richard M. Miller Funeral Home, 137 Fairview
St., Union Hill, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial services for LeRoy Anewalt, 80, of 482
Franklin Ave., Palmerton, who died Dec. 30 in the Palmerton Hospital, will
be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the First United Church of Christ, Palmerton.
No calling hours are scheduled.
The Thomas K. Thomas Funeral Home, 145 Delaware
Ave., Palmerton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Delthine M. Stettler
Mrs. Delthine M. Stettler, 73, of 2010 Fairview
St., Whitehall Township, died Thursday in the Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center, Allentown. She was the widow of George H.E. Stettler Jr.
She was a secretary fort Mary McIntosh, Allentown,
for many years before retiring.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the
late Henry and Mabel (Lentz) Schrader.
She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran
Church, Whitehall, where she was president of the ELCA.
Surviving are three sons, Denton G. and Dalton
O., both of Whitehall, and George P. Sr. of Palmerton; three brothers,
Marvin in Ohio, Carlton of Whitehall and Kenneth of Lehighton; a sister
Melba, wife of Robert Fenstermacher of New Tripoli; nine grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
Mary Bincarowsky, formerly of 170 First St.,
Coaldale, died Thursday in the Geriatric Center of the Miners Memorial
Medical Center, Coaldale.
She worked for the former Rosenau Brothers garment
factory, Lansford, for many years before retiring.
Born in Nesquehoning, she was a daughter of the
late Arkady and Rose (Beuhuniak) Bincarowsky.
She was a member of St. Mary Russian Orthodox
Church, Coaldale, where she belonged to the Ladies Aide Society.
The deceased was a volunteer at the former Coaldale
State General Hospital for 17 years.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.
The last member of her immediate family, she
was also preceded in death by six sisters, Anna Durilla, Agnes Biscoe,
Irene Shears, Theresa Lyons, Fanny Bincarowsky and Helen Kepko.
The John Puschak Funeral Home, 208 First St.,
Coaldale, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Margaret M. Banning
Mrs. Margaret M. Banning, 87, of 540 E. Broad
St., Tamaqua, died Thursday in the Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale.
She was the widow of Curtis A. Banning.
Born in Lavelle, Schuylkill County, she was a
daughter of the late John and Maude (Wolfgang) Hebert.
She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran
Church, Tamaqua, where she belonged to the Lutheran Church Women and was
a Sunday school teacher for 40 years. The church named the Margaret Banning
Bible Class in her honor.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Richard J. of Andreas
R.1; a daughter Kay, wife of Paul Orkin of Fountain Springs; two sisters,
Mrs. Florence Kehler of Lavelle and Mrs. Ruth Reiff of Germansville; four
grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
The Jon M. Zizelmann Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad
St., Tamaqua, is in charge of the arrangements.
January 11, 1997
Clarence W. Keiser, 87, of Lehighton, who died
Thursday in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, resided at
2245 Deer Lane, Lehighton, and not 74 Walnut St., as was previously noted.
Herman L. Reihman
Herman L. Reihman, a resident of Scranton¹s
Green Ridge section, and formerly of Jim Thorpe, died Friday in Mercy Hospital,
Scranton. He was the husband of Mildred (McGuire) Reihman of Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Mauch Chunk, he was a son of the late
Charles A. and Carrie M. Huber Reihman.
A Scranton resident for more than 40 years, he
was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II
Educated in the Mauch Chunk school district,
he was employed as a supervisor and manager for Acme Markets until his
He had been a member and past commander of the
Dolan-Jnes-Martin American Legion Post No. 304, Jim thorpe, and St. Peter¹s
Cathedral, Scranton, Pa.
Surviving with his widow are two sisters, Mrs.
Harriet Hydro of Jim Thorpe and Mrs. Wilma Arnold of Scranton; a brother,
Gerald Reihman of Jim Thorpe, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles,
Edmund and John.
The Snowdon Funeral Home, 1810 Sanderson Ave.,
Scranton, is in charge of arrangements.
January 13, 1997
Carlo J. Collevechio Sr.
The longtime president of the Summit Hill Borough
Council, Carlo J. Collevechio Sr., died Sunday morning in the Miners Memorial
Medical Center, Coaldale, after being stricken at home. He was 72.
He and his wife, the former Bertha Valent, resided
at 210 W. White St. They observed their 46th wedding anniversary in October.
Collevechio served on the council for the past
17-plus years. He was appointed to an unexpired term of office in 1979
and was subsequently elected in the 1981 election and re-elected in 1985,
1989 and 1993. During his entire career, he held the presidency of the
Collevechio was a former borough representative
to the Switchback Railroad Restoration Committee. He was also a former
member of the Carbon County Action Committee for Human Services having
been appointed to that board in 1984 by the Carbon County Board of Commissioners.
Prior to retiring in 1981, he worked for the
former Bundy Tubing Company, Hometown, for 30 years.
Born in Summit Hill, he was a son of the late
Amelio and Susan (Peruccio) Collevechio.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church,
Collevechio was a 1942 graduate of the former
Summit Hill High School. He served as a paratrooper in the Army during
World War II, having served with the 17th Airborne Division. He participated
in the Battle of the Bulge and was a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient.
A member of the U.S. Airborne Division Association, he attended the group's
annual reunions held at various sites across the country.
He was also a member of the Lehigh Valley Chapter
of the Disabled American Veterans.
The deceased was a longtime member of the St.
Gabriel's Lodge No. 43, Summit Hill, serving as its financial secretary
for the past 39 years. He was a life member of American Legion Post 316,
Summit Hill, and a member of the Summit Hill Social Club and the Italian
Sons and Daughters of America.
Surviving in addition to his widow are four sons,
Carlo Jr. of Tresckow, Kevin of Lansford, Bruce of Flemington, N.J., and
Robert of Summit Hill; two daughters, Michele, wife of Dr. Vincent Zuwiala
of Reading, and Suzanne, wife of James Haggar of Horsham, Montgomery County;
two brothers, James of Glen Olden, Delaware County, and Alfred of Summit
Hill; two sisters, Mary Gatzak of Newington, Conn., and Josephine, wife
of William Peroncik of Edison, N.J.; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Francis
The Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, 54 W. Fell
St., Summit Hill, is in charge of the arrangements.
Lynn A. Moyer
Lynn A. Moyer, 54, of 6294 Memorial Road, Germansville,
formerly of New Ringgold R.1, died Sunday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital,
Salisbury Township, where he was admitted earlier that day.
He was a laborer for West Penn Township from
1989 to 1991, and previously was a self-employed farmer in West Penn Township
since the 1960s.
Born in West Penn Township, he was a son of Mrs.
M. Lorraine (Fegley) Moyer of Milton R.1, Northumberland County, and the
late James A. Moyer.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his fiancee,
Eileen K. Reiss, with whom he resided; two daughters, Kim A. Morgans of
Tamaqua R.1 and Denise of New Ringgold R.1; three sons, Troy of Tamaqua
R.3 and Shawn and Paul, both of New Ringgold R.1; four sisters, LaRue,
wife of Bruce Hayne of East Oreland, Me., Rose, wife of James Springfield
of Mountlake Terrace, Wash., Beth, wife of George Smith of San Jose, Calif.,
and Crystal, wife of Wendall Sweigard of Milton R.1; a brother Jeffrey
of New Ringgold R.1; and three grandchildren.
The Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Rt. 309, Snyders,
is in charge of the arrangements.
James S. Koch
James S. Koch, 78, of Second Avenue, Hellertown,
died Sunday in his home. He was the husband of the late Evelyn L. (Lessig)
He was a general foreman in the Saucon shipping
division of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation before retiring in 1977 after
30 years of service.
Born in Hellertown, he was a son of the late
Robert Koch and Katie (Newhard) Koch Christ.
He was a member of Lower Saucon United Church
of Christ, Hellertown, where he was a former consistory chairman and a
past chairman of the building committee.
Koch was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict
and also served in the National Guard.
He was a member of Prosperity Masonic Lodge No.
567, Riegelsville, and the Forks of the Delaware Shrine Club.
Among his survivors is a son, James H. of Effort.
Lawrence F. Powers
Lawrence F. Powers, 54, of Effort, died Sunday
in his home. He was the husband of the late Frances (Wolyniec) Powers.
He owned and operated Sun Valley Collectibles
of Antiques and Curios, Effort, for seven years, and previously was a security
guard for Jersey City, N.J., for five years before retiring in 1985, and
a truck driver in Jersey City for 15 years.
Born in Jersey City, he was a son of the late
Joseph and Mildred Powers.
He was of the Catholic faith.
Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer M. Breen of
Effort; two brothers, Alvin of Toms River, N.J., and Leonard of Beach Haven,
N.J.; a sister, Joyce Lucas of Beach Haven; and a grandson.
The Kresge Funeral Home, Brodheadsville, is in
charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Anna M. Chuckran
Mrs. Anna M. Chuckran, 88, of 17 E. Water St.,
Lansford, died Saturday in the Hometown Nursing Center, Tamaqua R.2. She
was the widow of Frank Chuckran.
Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late
John and Anna (Posta) Slaskowski.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church,
Lansford, and the First Ladies Slovak Union.
Surviving are two sons, Martin of Nutley, N.J.,
and Thomas of Bethpage, Long Island, N.Y.; a daughter, Gloria Zollier of
Hollywood, Fla.; a sister Olga of Reading; and 12 grandchildren.
The Skrabak-Parambo Funeral Home, 210 E. Bertsch
St., Lansford, is in charge of the arrangements.
Walter J. Henry
Walter J. "Rafter" Henry, 89, of Nazareth, died
Saturday in the Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem.
He was a first helper in the No. 1 open hearth
of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation before retiring in 1964, and previously
had been a weaver for the former Zales Silk Mill, East Mauch Chunk.
Born in East Mauch Chunk, he was a son of the
late John and Adulgunda (Binder) Henry.
He was known locally for his horticultural expertise
and had won several prizes over the years. He was an avid bird hunter and
fisherman, having tied his own flies and flies for several sporting goods
The last member of his immediate family, he was
preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Kocsis, Ann Bechtel and Catherine
Burns; and four brothers, Carl, John, Frank and Thomas.
The Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center
St., Jim Thorpe, is in charge of the arrangements.
Russell W. Wieand, 45, of 3110 Little Gap Road,
Palmerton, died Friday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He owned and operated William Russell Cleaning,
Palmerton, for the last seven years, and previously had worked for Kraft
Foods, Fogelsville, for three years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Clayton R.
and Mary E. (Ruch) Wieand of Walnutport.
The deceased was a member of St. Paul United
Church of Christ of Indianland, Cherryville.
He was a graduate of Allentown Business College
with an associate degree in accounting.
Wieand served in the Air Force.
Surviving in addition to his parents are two
sisters, Wanda A., wife of William Buss Jr. of Northampton, and Audrey,
wife of Donald D. Troxell of Coudersport, Pa.; two nieces and a nephew.
He was also preceded in death by a brother Mark,
who died in 1988.
Thomas Franklin "Pete" Petri, 63, of Keller,
Tex., died Friday in North Richland Hills, Tex. He was the husband of Betty
Before retiring, he was employed as a mechanic
with American Airlines for 30 years.
He was born in Hazleton and was an Air Force
veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Among his survivors is a sister, Rachael V. Gilbert
John R. Beecroft Sr.
John R. Beecroft Sr., 68, of 153 N. Second St.,
Frackville, died unexpectedly on Friday in his home.
He was employed as a roofer for Matsell Roofing,
Frackville, and as a bartender at the former Gurkas Tavern, Frackville.
Born in Frackville, he was a son of the late
Robert and Ethel (Temple) Beecroft.
He was a member of the Frackville Elks and Friendship
Fire Company of Englewood, Frackville.
Surviving are three sons, Gary of Coal Township,
John of Danville and Jeffrey of Lehighton; three daughters, Stephanie Brobst
of Lehighton, Mary Weiss of Center Valley and Roberta Cierlitsky of Winslow,
Ariz.; three brothers, Harry and Joseph, both of Frackville, and James
of Duncannon; five grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
William M. Eade
William M. Eade, 76, of East Penn Plaza, 2643
Broad St., Emmaus, died Saturday in ManorCare Health Services, Salisbury
Township. He was the husband of the late Joan (Henderson) Eade.
He was a sales representative for Bob's Distributor,
Malco Automotive Chemical, Emmaus, for many years before retiring in 1983,
and was formerly a printer for the National Advertising Manufacturing Company,
Allentown, until retiring in 1975.
Born in Lansford, he was a son of the late Joseph
J. and Mattie H. (Brower) Eade.
He was a former Sunday school superintendent
at St. Jude and Nativity Episcopal Church, Lafayette Hills, Montgomery
County, and St. Margaret Episcopal Church, Emmaus.
Eade was an Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving are two sons, William J. of Emmaus
and Robert G. of Macungie; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Mark T. Bowers
Mrs. Edith P. Wolfe Bowers, 70, of Allentown,
died Friday in the Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center. She was the wife
of Mark T. Bowers and the widow of Frank J. Wolfe Sr. She and her second
husband observed their 27th wedding anniversary in October.
Born in Polk Township, she was a daughter of
the late John E. and Cornelia L. (Heiney) Hawk.
She was a member of Emmaus Moravian Church.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two
sons, David L. Wolfe of Fleetwood and William R. Wolfe, residence unknown;
a daughter, Violet M., wife of Rick L. Yeager of Kempton; three sisters,
Mrs. Eva Beitler of Schnecksville, Mabel, wife of Theodore German of Allentown,
and Irene, wife of Charles J. Bendekovits of Coplay; and four grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Cpl.
Frank J. Jr.
Mrs. Antonio M. Picos
Mrs. Elinor M. Picos, 63, of 117 N. Sixth St.,
Coplay, died Friday in her home. She was the wife of Antonio M. Picos.
They observed their 41st wedding anniversary last April.
She managed a nutrition center for the Lehigh
County Area Agency on Aging for five years before retiring in 1995, and
previously had worked for the former D & D Shirt Company, Northampton,
for 20 years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the
late William G. and Leila B. (Keller) Lerch.
She was a member of Trinity United Church of
Among her survivors is a daughter, Ann M., wife
of Donald Reader of New Tripoli.
George A. Lackner Sr.
George A. Lackner Sr., 78, of Whitehall Township,
died Friday in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband
of Irene A. (Leabold) Lackner. They observed their 58th wedding anniversary
He was a welder for the Fuller Company, Catasauqua,
before retiring in 1983 after 30 years of service.
Born in Coopersburg, he was a son of the late
John and Leopoldine (Wissenetta) Lackner.
He was a life member of the Grouse Hall Fish
and Game Association, Ironton.
Among his survivors is a daughter Marlene, wife
of Scott Boeman of Gilbert.
Bruce A. Whetstone
Bruce A. Whetstone, 49, of Northridge, Calif.,
died Friday in the Northridge Memorial Hospital.
He was self-employed as a telephone installation
and service repairman.
Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Elvin
and Sadie (Wagner) Whetstone, and a stepson of Eleanor Whetstone of Tamaqua.
He was a former member of St. John United Church
of Christ, Tamaqua.
A 1965 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School,
he was a Navy veteran and also served in the Navy Reserves for 27 years,
retiring in 1995 with the rank of RMI, USNR. Upon retiring, he received
the Navy Achievement Medal.
He was a member of the American Legion Post,
Surviving in addition to his stepmother are his
fiancee, Monica Zepeda, with whom he resided; a son, Bruce A. Jr., and
a daughter Megan, both of Mountaintop, Luzerne County; a brother, David
E. of Connersville, Ind.; a sister Gladys, wife of Pat Morgans, a half-brother,
Elvin "Bud" Whetstone, and a stepsister, Kathleen Nothstein, all of Tamaqua;
a stepbrother, John Bachert of Lehighton; and a grandson.
Funeral services will be held this week in Reseda.
Frederick P. Weiser
Frederick P. Weiser, 60, of 403 S. Baltimore
St., Dillsburg, York County, died Saturday in Newark, Del. He was the husband
of the late Dorothy (Bruszo) Weiser, formerly of Nesquehoning.
He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department
of State Museums, Harrisburg, working there in various capacities.
Born in Lebanon, he was a son of Mrs. Viola June
(Hinkel) Weiser of Cleona, Pa., and the late Frederick P. Weiser.
Surviving in addition to his mother are four
brothers, Gerald of Hummelstown, Eugene of West Lebanon, David of Lebanon
and Donald of Fredericksburg, Lebanon County; two sisters, Sandra, wife
of Nicholas Gardner, and Joan, wife of Frederick Diamond, both of Lebanon;
and nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Patricia
The Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home, 57 W. Center
St., Nesquehoning, is in charge of the arrangements.
Francis Rajkowski, 72, of 257 Whitewater Road,
New Ringgold, died Sunday in the Southeast Pennsylvania Veterans Center,
Spring City, Montgomery County.
Prior to his retirement, he was an inhalation
therapist at St. Christopher's Hospital, Philadelphia.
Born in Mahanoy City, he was the son of the late
Frank and Anna (Katarsky) Rajkowski.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with
He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic
He is survived by a daughter, Alexandra, wife
of Nelson Reyes of Philadelphia.
The Roche Funeral Home, 237 E. Broad St., Tamaqua,
is in charge of arrangements.
Frank J. Brunner Jr.
Frank J. Brunner Jr., 75, of Lema Road, Rio Rancho,
New Mexico, died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, N.M. He
and his wife, the former Ruth Williams, lived in Lehighton for many years
before moving to Allentown, and then to New Mexico three years ago.
He was employed for many years as manager of
the former Bright's Department Store in Lehighton. After retiring from
that capacity, he opened the former Frank's Fashions in Lehighton. While
semi-retired, he opened a gourmet shop in Lehighton. He also was at one
time employed as a manager at Bear's Department store in York.
Born in Bloomsburg, he was a son of the late
Frank J. and Eva (Eastman) Brunner.
He served in the U.S. Air Force During World
Brunner was a member of the Presbyterian Church
in Rio Rancho.
He was also a long-time member of Mahoning Valley
Country Club, Lehighton Elks Lodge, Lehighton Lions, and was at one time
active as an officer in the Lehighton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter,
Diane, wife of James Knappenberger of Mount Wolf; a son, Frank J. III of
Lehighton; a sister, Frances, wife of Ralph Wood of Idaho; four grandchildren,
and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are being conducted in New
Dr. H. James Moyer
Dr. H. James Moyer, 85, of Richboro Care Center,
Richboro, Bucks County, died Sunday in the care center. Formerly of Tamaqua,
he was the husband of the late Kathryn (Kit) Moyer, who died in 1970.
A dentist, he opened an office in Tamaqua in
1937, retiring in 1970.
Born in Tamaqua, he was a son of the late Roy
and Marie (Hower) Moyer.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the
U.S. Army Air Corps.
Dr. Moyer was a member of Trinity United Church
of Christ, Tamaqua. A 1929 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he attended
Penn State University and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania
Dental School in 1935.
He was a former president of the Tamaqua School
Board of Education; director of the former Miners National Bank; former
member of the Tamaqua Industrial Development Enterprise; and a member of
the Tamaqua Lions Club, the Tamaqua American Legion, Tamaqua Lodge 237
F. and A.M. and the Bloomsburg Consistory.
He is survived by a daughter, Kay, wife of Jack
Williams of Doylestown; a son, James D. of Wilson, N.C.; six grandchildren;
and three great grandchildren.
He was also preceeded in death by a sister, Mrs.
The Jon M. Zizelmann Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad
St., Tamaqua, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. William Moyer
Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Moyer, 79, of Harrisburg,
died Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. She was
the wife of Rev. William O. Moyer.
Prior to retirement she had been the museum curator
at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
Born in Lehighton, she was the daughter of the
late Attorney and Mrs. Ira E. Seidle of Lehighton.
She was a graduate of Lehighton High School and
Ursinus College, Collegeville.
She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church of Our Savior, Harrisburg; the Harrisburg Civic and Garden Club;
Golden Age Club of Susquehanna Township; and the Historical Society of
Surviving with her husband is a nephew.