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Obituaries - 1996

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September 17, 1996

Joseph B. Bonenberger
 Joseph B. Bonenberger, 70, died this morning in Clarks Summit Hospital, Clarks Summit.
 
Mary J. Pry
 Mary J. "Peggy" Pry, 76, of 132 S. Fifth St., Lehighton, died Monday at her residence. She was the widow of Harry Pry who died in 1982. She was a retired sewing machine operator for the former Zale's Knitting Mill in East Mauch Chunk. She also worked at other dress factories in the area.
 
John Cassidy
 John "Jack" Cassidy, 67, of Sebastian, Fla., and a former Tamaqua resident, died Saturday at his Florida residence. He was the husband of Rosemary Cassidy.

Joseph J. Geusic Sr.
 Joseph J. Geusic Sr., 88, formerly of Lansford, died Monday in Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of the late Mary (Kosch) Geusic.

Eugene Hydro
 Eugene Hydro of Philadelphia, formerly of Nesquehoning, died recently. He was the husband of Jacqueline Hydro.

Richard G. Dougherty Sr.
 Richard G. Dougherty Sr., 60, of Allentown, died Sunday in his home. He was the husband of Barbara L. (Grant) Dougherty. They observed their 40th wedding anniversary last month. He was an expediter for Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 20 years before retiring in 1982. Dougherty was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict and later served in the Air Force.

Richard C. Kressler
 Richard C. Kressler, 55, of Macungie died Sunday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Theresa H. (Durst) Kressler. They observed their 33rd wedding anniversary last month. He worked in quality control for Mack Trucks Inc. before retiring from the Macungie plant in 1990.

Donald F. Kistler
 Donald F. Kistler, 75, of 1049 Lehr St., Fogelsville, died Monday in his home. He was the husband of Betty E. (Stufflet) Kistler. They observed their 40th wedding aniversary in March. He was a beam maker for Berks Products for 10 years before retiring in 1986.

John J. Csencsits
 John J. "Kenny" Csencsits, 66, of Coplay, died Monday at ManorCare Health Services, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Elizabeth H. (Lesko) Csencsits. They would have observed their 44th wedding anniversary this month. He was a laborer for the former A&B Meat Co., Allentown, for 34 years before retiring in 1984. Csencsits was an Army veteran.

Maurice J. Otto
 Maurice J. Otto, 80, of 117 South St., Jim Thorpe, died Monday morning in Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of Mary (Mesaros) Otto, who died Jan. 24, 1996. He was a retired sprinkler fitter having worked for J.E. Edwards Sprinkler, Allentown. Otto served with the Army Air Force's 123rd Base Unit in Germany during World War II.

Howard D. Leatherman
 Howard D. Leatherman, 75, of Applebutter Road, Pipersville, died Sunday in Doylestown Hospital. He was the husband of Margaret (Yothers) Leatherman. They observed their 54th wedding anniversary in March. He was a pie dough maker for Myers Foods. Plumsteadsville, before retiring in 1986. Prior to that he was a dairy farmer at the Overholt Farm Homestead, Bedminster, before retiring in 1968.

Mrs. Frances B. Schleicher
 Mrs. Frances B. Schleicher, 72, of 222 Chestnut St., Slatington, died Sunday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. She was the widow of Carlton F. Schleicher. She was a floor worker for Paris Accessories, Walnutport, for many years before retiring.

Mrs. Leah N. Kleintop Nevins
 Mrs. Leah N. Kleintop Nevins, 97, formerly of Florence Avenue, Bethlehem, died Sunday in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township. She was the widow of Edward Nevins and Malcolm Kleintop. She was a dressmaker for the former Ten West, Bethlehem, for 15 years before retiring.

September 18, 1996

Joseph J. Geusic
 Joseph J. Geusic, 88, formerly of Lansford, died Monday in Gnaden 
Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of the late Mary 
M. (Kosch) Geusic. He was retired from the former Lehigh Coal and 
Navigation Co. where he worked in the No. 9 Colliery.
 
Albert Lambert
 Albert Lambert, 80, of 539 Walnut St., Ashland, died Monday in Good 
Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville. He was the husband of 
Tessie (Wiezalis) Lambert. Before retiring he worked as a miner.

John F. Inama Jr.
 John F. Inama Jr., 73, of Melbourne, Fla., died Saturday in 
Jacksonville, Fla. He was the husband of Josephine (Gonzales) Inama. They 
were married for 53 years and resided in Melbourne for the past 13 years. 
He retired after 31 years of service with the Grand Union Company. He was 
a World War II decorated veteran.

Mrs. Irene M. Rehrig
 Mrs. Irene M. Rehrig, 83, of 7256 Decatur St., New Tripoli, died 
Tuesday in her home. She was the widow of John B. Rehrig who died in 
1990.

Lawrence G. Lutz
 Lawrence G. Lutz, 75, of Sciota died Tuesday in his home. He was the 
husband of Irene (Courtney) Lutz. They were married for 49 years. He was 
employed at the New York City marine transfer station in Greenpoint 
before retiring in 1982. Lutz was a Navy veteran of World War II having 
served in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Mrs. Margaret Pry
 Mrs. Margaret J. "Peggy" Pry, 76, of 132 S. Fifth St., Lehighton, died 
Monday in her home. She was the widow of Harry Pry, who died in 1982. 
She was a retired sewing machine operator, having worked for the former 
Zales Knitting Mill in East Mauch Chunk and later working for other dress 
factories in the area.

Mrs. Gregory L. Christ
 Mrs. Alice Christ, 69 of 4097 E. Mahanoy Avenue, Mahanoy City, died 
Tuesday in Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville. She was 
the wife of Gregory L. Christ. She taught in the Towanda School District 
from 1948 to 1950, and then in the former Mahanoy Township School 
District until the jointure formed the Mahanoy School District, teaching 
there until retiring in 1980.

Ronald F. Tuckett
 Ronald F. Tuckett, 42, of Tamaqua R.3 died Tuesday evening in the 
home of his sister and brother-in-law, Janet K. and Joseph A. Coleman of 
325 Spruce St., Tamaqua, following an illness.

Joseph V. Bonenberger
 Joseph V. Bonenberger, 70, of 220 Valley St., Brockton, died Tuesday 
in the Clarks Summit Hospital. He was a laborer for Bassler Beverage, 
Brockton, before retiring.

Mrs. Esther B. Frey
 Mrs. Esther B. Frey, 70, of Kutztown R.4 died Monday in Lehigh Valley 
Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the widow of Harvey W. Frey. She worked as 
a waitress at the Moselem Springs Inn, Richmond Township, for many 
years before retiring recently, and previously had worked in the same 
capacity for the former Kemps Hotel, Kutztown.

Mrs. Marian E. Hovan
 Mrs. Marian E. Hovan, 82, of 201 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, died today in 
Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. She was the widow of Joseph 
Hovan, who died in 1977.
 
Mrs. Beatrice Homanick
 Mrs. Beatrice Homanick, 74, of Barnesville died Tuesday in Miners 
Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. She was the widow of Jacob Homanick, 
who died Oct. 3, 1984. She was a retired garment worker.

September 19, 1996

Mrs. Marion R. Strohl
 Mrs. Marion R. Strohl, 92, of 2155 Little Gap Road, Palmerton, died 
Tuesday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the 
widow of Earl W. Strohl. She and her late husband owned and operated 
Strohl¹s Grove, Palmerton, for 35 years. Following his death in 1966, she 
continued the operation for 21 years. They also operated a soft ice cream 
stand at the same location.

Ronald F. Tuckett
 Ronald F. Tuckett, 42, formerly of Tamaqua R.3, died Tuesday in the 
home of his sister and brother-in-law, Janet K. and Joseph A. Coleman of 
Tamaqua. The deceased was the husband of Brenda K. (Gerber) Tuckett. 
They observed their seventh wedding anniversary in May.

Mrs. Nelson McLean
 Mrs. Anna Pauline McLean, 66, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of 
Nesquehoning, died Aug. 27 in the Valley Hospital Medial Center, Las 
Vegas. She was the wife of Nelson McLean.

Scott W. Houser Sr.
 Scott W. Houser Sr., 39, of 217 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, died 
Wednesday in the home of his mother, Mrs. Mildred (Witherich) Houser of 
50  W. Fifth St., Jim Thorpe. The deceased was the husband of Angel (Otto) 
Houser. He was employed by the Hobman Corporation, Jim Thorpe.

Carolyne J. Englehart
 Carolyne J. Englehart, 48, of 317 First St., Weatherly, died 
Wednesday in the Hazleton General Hospital. She was employed as a 
nurses' aid at Weatherwood, the Carbon County Home for the Aged, 
Weatherly.

Florence L. Houser
 Florence L. (Berk) Houser, formerly of Tamaqua and new Ringgold, 
died Wednesday afternoon in the Mahoning Valley Nursing and 
Rehabilitation Center in Lehighton. She was the widow of the late Charles 
R. Houser.


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