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January 17, 1997

Margaret Rose Yeager
Margaret Rose Yeager, 82, widow of Raymond C. Yeager, and an ex-Lehighton resident, deid Dec. 28 in Santee, Ca.
Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Stehling) Hager.
Funeral services were Jan. 2 in Santee, and burial was in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Ca.

LeRoy M. Siegfried
LeRoy M. Siegfried, 71, of Catasauqua, died Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Evelyn M. (Robertson) Siegfried. They observed their 49th wedding anniversary last March.
He worked in drafting services for Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Whitehall Township, and previously had been employed in the drafting department of the Fuller Company, Catasauqua plant, for three years, and as a structural draftsman for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 20 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harold and Alice (Gangway) Siegfried.
He was a member of Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship, Allentown, where he was an elder for many years.
Siegfried was an Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 17th and 82nd Airborne paratroopers.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a son Jeffrey of Danielsville; five daughters, Karen Roeder of Allentown and Audrey, Patricia, Christina and Donna, wife of David Ogden, all of Catasauqua; a brother Arnold of Coopersburg; three sisters, Delores Clouse and Fern, wife of Richard Bodey, both of Allentown, and LaMae, wife of Eugene Iasello of Bethlehem; and four grandchildren.

Rev. Donald L. Brown
The Rev. Donald L. Brown, 65, of Allentown, former pastor of Lutheran churches in the Nesquehoning and Summit Hill and a part-time pastor at Lehighton area churches, died Thursday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Eleanor E. (Brodell) Brown. They observed their 36th wedding anniversary in October.
A 1956 graduate of Temple University with a bachelor of arts degree, he received his master of divinity degree in 1959 from Mount Airy Seminary, Philadelphia.
He was pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Nesquehoning, 1963-67, and St. Paul Lutheran Church, Summit Hill, 1960-67, and, at the time of his death, was part-time pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Lehighton, where he was a member, Zion Lutheran Church, Packerton, and St. Paul Lutheran Church, Weissport.
Rev. Brown interned at Rosemont Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, from 1959-60, when he was ordained.
He also served as pastor of Zion (Spies) Lutheran Church, Reading, 1967-76; Zion Lutheran Church, Minersville, 1976-84; and Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, 1984-96.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Leslie F. and Beatrice T. (Tompkinson) Brown.
He was a past president of the Lutheran Service of the Lehigh Valley; an officer in the Lutheran Historical Society, Philadelphia; former board member of the Northern Lehigh Branch No. 8629 of the Lutheran Brotherhood; member of the Lutheran Men in Mission of the Lehigh Valley; and a committee member of Bike for World Hunger, Northeast Pennsylvania Synod.
Brown was a member and former board member of the Community Camarata Singers, Allentown; vice president of the Kuhnsville Area Lions Club; and a member of the Lehigh Valley Coalition on Gambling.
Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, David L. of Allentown, Philip J. of Woodmere, Ohio, and Kenneth C., at home; a daughter, Barbara J. of Fountain Hill; and a grandson.

George T. Unangst
George T. Unangst, 89, of Fullerton, died Thursday in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Anna M. (Shotzberger) Unangst. They observed their 58th wedding anniversary in April.
He was a turn foreman in the alloy and tool steel division of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation before retiring in 1970 after 38 years of service.
Born in Bethlehem Township, he was a son of the late Dayton E. Sr. and Laura (Diebert) Unangst.
He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall Township, where he was treasurer of the men¹s Sunday school class and former treasurer of the usher association.
Unangst was an advancement chairman of District 5, Boy Scouts of America, Minsi Trails Council, for 45 years, and a former scoutmaster. He was a recipient of the Key and Silver Beaver awards.
He was a former secretary-treasurer of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Chapter 6, and an alumni of the National Association of the CCC.
Active in the Ecumenical Food Bank, Allentown, he was a member and former secretary of the Pennsylvania Dutch Folk and Cultural Society, Lenhartsville.
Unangst served in the National Guard.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two sons, George M. of Walnutport and David L. of Catasauqua; a brother, Dayton E. Jr. of Palmer Township; a sister, Isella Paulus of Pennsville; five grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Alice L. Green
Alice L. Green, 70, of 618 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, died Wednesday in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. She was the wife of Donald E. Stufflet.
Born in Jim Thorpe, she was a daughter of the late Eugene L. and Mabile L. (Walck) Hardy.
She was a member of Dinkey Memorial Church, Ashfield.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three sisters, Pauline Rausch of Slatington, Joyce, wife of Burnell Neff of Bowmanstown, and Shirley M. Muth, residence unknown; two brothers, Leroy of Allentown and Albert of Lehighton; and 10 children.

Mrs. Kathryn S. Kuba
Mrs. Kathryn S. Kuba, 82, of Allentown, died Wednesday in the Zohlman Nursing Home, Richlandtown. She was the widow of Samuel Kuba, who died last month.
Born in Tamaqua, she was a daughter of the late Charles R. and Mary E. (Stichter) Schiefly.
Surviving are a son Kenneth of Allentown; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

John P. Fisher
John P. ³Dumper² Fisher, 89, of 629 Hazle St., Tamaqua, and formerly of Coaldale, died this morning in Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. He was the husband of Anna (Kidda) Fisher.
A former coal miner, he worked for the former LNC Company until it closed, then worked for Tam-Pallet, Lehighton RD, until retiring.
Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late John and Maria (Boyle) Fisher.
He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, Tamaqua.
He also was a member of the South Ward Fire Co. Tamaqua, the Lansford Golden Agers, and the Father Henry K. Baker Council 2711, Knights of Columbus, Tamaqua.
He was a graduate of the former St. Mary¹s High School, Coaldale.
Surviving with his widow is a son, John P. Fisher Jr. of Tamaqua; a sister, Sister Mary Alfred, IHM, Camilla Hall, Immaculata, Pa.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Cecilia Sterner, Helen Higgins and Anna Fisher; and two brothers, James and Emmette Fisher.
The Jon M. Zizelmann Funeral Home, Tamaqua, is in charge of arrangements.

Pauline Macik
Pauline Macik, 87, formerly of Lansford, died this morning in the Miners Geriatric Center, Coaldale.
She worked in the garment industry many years, prior to her retirement.
Born in Lansford, she was a daughter of the late John and Susanna (Puskar) Macik.
She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Lansford.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
The Roche Funeral Home-McNamara Chapel, 3 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, is in charge of arrangements.

John J. Sheehan
John J. Sheehan, 78, of 1000 W. 27th St., Hazleton, died Thursday afternoon at the Hazleton General Hospital. 
He was a mechanic in the trucking industry and worked most of his life in the Boston, Mass., area before retiring.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late John J. and Edna (Bading) Sheehan.
He was a Navy veteran and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Hazleton.
He was the last member of his immediate family.
Surviving are a daughter, Johanna Apple of Tamaqua; a son, Robert Erb in California; and two grandchildren.

January 18, 1997

Elizabeth Spicer
Elizabeth (Gearhart) Spicer, 82, a Palmerton native, died Thursday evening at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, N.H., following a long illness. She was the widow of Capt. Emmet Robinson Spicer, M.D., who died in World War II.
Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Franklin B. and Helen (Foster) Gearhart.
She was a graduate of the S.S. Palmer High School in Palmerton, and she attended Colby Junior College in New London, N.H., Connecticut College for Women in New London, Ct., and in 1936, graduated with "Distinction" in voice pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y.
In 1942, she received her Master of Music in music literature, also from the University of Rochester. From 1939-1942, Mrs. Spicer, a noted singer, has a live weekly 15-minute radio program over WCBA in Allentown.
She was a glee club and choir director and taught voice and music appreciation at the Grier School for Girls, Peace Junior College, the Goldsboro Public Schools, the Moorestown Friends School, the Springside School (1952-1968) in Chestnut Hill, and the Swain School (1968-1976) in Allentown. Following her retirement in 1976, she moved to Burlington, Vt. In 1991, she moved to Hanover to be near her daughter.
Survivng with her daughter, Margaret E. sSpicer of Norwich, Vt., is a brother, The Rev. David F. Gearhart of Centreville, Md.; nieces and nephews and a cousin.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Foster L. Gearhart and Thomas A. Gearhart; an infant daughter, Barbara Elizabeth.
A graveside service will be held in Palmerton at a later date.

Pauline Macik
Pauline Macik, 87, formerly of Lansford, died Friday in the Miners Geriatric Center, Coaldale.
Born in Lansford, she was a daughter of the late John and Susanna (Puskar) Macik.
She worked in the garment industry for many years prior to her retirement. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association of Lansford.
She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Lansford.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
The Roche Funeral Home-McNamara Chapel, Lansford, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert A. Carpenter
Robert A. Carpenter, 35, of Incirlik Air Force Base, Turkey, died Thursday of natural causes. He was a technical sergeant with the Air Force.
He has been living in Turkey for the past two years.
His ex-wife is the former Kathy Leiby of Lehighton. They have one son, Chase, age 6, of Lehighton.
Funeral arrangements are pending from the Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth & Iron St., Lehighton.

Barbara Harmonosky
Barbara Harmonosky, 83, of 300 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, died Friday in the Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton. She was the widow of Andrew Harmonosky who died in 1978.
Born in Czechoslovakia, she was a daughter of the late John and Barbara (Alzo) Petrovich.
She worked for the former Kiddie Klothes in Lansford for 42 years, retiring in 1976.
She was a member of St. Michael's Church, Lansford, and the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Union.
Surviving is a son, Joseph, of Lansford; a daughter, Barbara, wife of John Skrapits of Jim Thorpe; a brother, Joseph of Jim Thorpe; a sister Mary, wife of John Wargo of Jim Thorpe; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The Skrabak-Parambo Funeral Home, 210 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, is in charge of arrangements.

M.Josephine Rudelitsch
M. Josephine Rudelitsch, 68, formerly of 476 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton, died Friday at the home of her daughter in Ringtown R.2. She was the widow of Arthur E. Rudelitsch, who died in 1994.
Born in Mahoning Valley, she was a daughter of the late Howard W. and Mary P. (Zehner) Fritz.
She worked as a bookeeper for the Lehigh Portland Cement Co., and formerly worked for the Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. in the same capacity.
She was a graduate of Bethlehem Business College.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Mahoning Valley, and was active in the church choir.
She also belonged to the Eastern Star; the Mahoning Valley Golden Agers, and the Ringtown Valley Grange.
Surviving is a daughter, Louise F., wife of Joseph D. Tomtishen, with whom she resided; a son, Arthur E. II of Lehighton; two sisters, Olive E. Frey, Mahoning Valley, and Helen M. Beers of Palmerton R.2; also two grandchildren.
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron Streets, Lehighton, is in charge of arrangements.


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