Charles F. Gerber
Charles F. Gerber, 94, of Tamaqua R.1, formerly
of Tamaqua, died Sunday in the Orwigsburg Manor Nursing Home, Orwigsburg.
He was the husband of the late Mabel (Schoch) Gerber, who died in 1985.
He was a layout man for the former Alcoa Aluminum Company, Cressona, from
1943 until retiring in 1960. Gerber was a Navy veteran.
Harold I. Kistler
Harold I. Kistler, 77, of 25 Royer St., New Ringgold,
died Monday in his home. He was the husband of the late Dorothy I. (Burkey)
Kistler, who died last year. He was a locomotive driver and powder disposer
at Atlas Powder Company, Reynolds, from 1941 until retiring in 1981. Kistler
was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mrs. Myrtle S. Weaver
Mrs. Myrtle S. Weaver, 59, of 312 Market St.,
Tamaqua, died Monday in her home. She was the widow of William B. Weaver.
She was a home health aide for Schuylkill County Area Agency for Aging.
Rev. John G. Pasura
The Rev. John G. Pasura, 50, of Holy Family Villa
for Priests, 1325 Prospect Ave., Bethlehem, died Monday in his family residence
in Spring Township, Berks County. He was assistant pastor of St. Peter
Catholic Church, Reading, since 1987. Prior to that he had served at St.
John the Baptist de LaSalle, Shillington, 1982-87; St. Canicus Church,
Mahanoy City, 1980-82; St. Ursula Church, Fountain Hill, 1978-80; St. Francis
Church, Allentown, 1977-1978; Notre Dame of Bethlehem Church, 1976- 77;
St. Paul Church, Reading, 1972-76; and St. Mary Church, Reading, 1972.
Mrs. Pauline H. Mack
Mrs. Pauline H. Mack, 80, of 3756 Main St., Slatington
died Monday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the widow of
Harvey A. Mack. She was a sewing machine operator for the former Paris
Neckwear, Walnutport, for 22 years before retiring in 1979.
Earl A. Woodring
Earl A. "Boots" Woodring, 76, of 266 Hudsondale
St., Weatherly, and a recent guest at Weatherwood, Weatherly, died Monday
in Hazleton General Hospital. He was the husband of Eva (Keller) Woodring.
Prior to retiring he was employed as a coremaker at the Weatherly Foundry.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in New Guinea with the
Army Engineers as a sergeant.
Mrs. Robert T. Brecker Sr.
Mrs. Margaret L. Brecker, 67, of 1038 Walnut
St., Ashland, died Monday morning in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville.
She was the wife of Robert T. Brecker Sr. They were married for 49 years.
She had been employed as an inspector for Shaw Plastics of Stroudsburg
until her retirement in 1989.
Charles J. Haydt
Charles James "Charlie" Haydt, 72, of Long Neck,
Del., formerly of Allentown, died Saturday in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes,
Del. He was the husband of Jean (Troxell) Haydt. They were married for
53 years. He was a sales representative for Halls Motors Transit, Kutztown
R.3, and Tiger International, Allentown, and previously was a truck driver
for York Motors Express and an employee of Air Reduction Co., Bethlehem.
Haydt was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
September 25, 1996
Joseph E. Walters
Joseph E. Walters, 95, of 670 Maxine Dr., Lehighton,
died Tuesday in Phoenixville Hospital, Phoenixville. He was the husband
of Miriam A. (McDonald) Walters. He was a police officer in Philadelphia
for 43 years before retiring. Walters was an Army veteran of World War
I having received the Purple Heart after being injured while serving in
France. After his discharge he joined the Navy serving until the war ended.
Mrs. Lizzie H. Fritz
Mrs. Lizzie H. Fritz, 81, of 2670 Mahoning Drive
West, Lehighton, died Tuesday in her home. She was the widow of Calvin
D. Fritz, who died in 1988.
Louis J. Horvath
Louis J. Horvath, 78, of Allentown, died Monday
in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Helen E. (Romig)
Horvath. They observed their 37th wedding anniversary last November. He
worked in the maintenance department of Lehigh Carbon Community College,
Schnecksville, for 10 years before retiring in 1987. Prior to that he worked
for American Sash Co., Macungie, for 23 years.
Russell "Skip" Fehnel, 84, of Sportsman's Club
Road, Nazareth, died Tuesday in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. He was
the husband of Josephine "Jo" (Bond) Fehnel. They observed their 45th wedding
anniversary in May. He was employed by the old Binney and Smith Co., Forks
Township, for 44 years before retiring in 1977 from the research department.
He was an Army veteran of World War II having served in the Pacific Theater
Rev. Richard K. Schmidt
The Rev. Richard K. Schmidt, 50, of 1414 Brook
Blvd., Kenhorst, Berks County, died Monday in Temple University Hospital,
Philadelphia, He was the husband of Jean L. (Stowman) Schmidt. He was pastor
of Bethany Lutheran Church, West Reading, since October 1992. Previously
he served the Kempton-Stony Run Parish that comprises Friedens, Stony Run,
and New Bethel churches, for four years.
Jack Roberts, 75, of Marietta, Ga., died suddenly
Sunday at his home. He was the husband of Mary (Phillips) Roberts. He was
an Air Force veteran for 23 years before retiring.
September 26, 1996
John L. Churetta
John L. Churetta, 53, head coach of the
Whitehall High School girls'
basketball team since 1988, died Wednesday in
his home. He and his wife,
Brenda (Morh) Churetta, resided at 820 Catherine
Drive, Coplay. They
observed their 31st wedding anniversary in May.
He was a 1965 graduate
of Kutztown University and taught at the Whitehall-Coplay
for the past 32 years.
Robert H. Lesher
Robert H. Lesher, 66, of 2361 Cherry Hill
Road, Palmerton, died
Tuesday in the Palmerton Hospital. He was the
husband of Marguerite R.
(Hoffman) Lesher. They observed their 43rd wedding
anniversary on May
13. A 1953 graduate of the University of New
Hampshire, he was a
cartographer for the Fence Mapping Agency, Washington,
Mrs. Anna Mermon
Mrs. Anna Mermon, 87, of Tamaqua R.3, died
Wednesday in the Miners
Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. She was the
widow of John Mermon,
who died Feb. 1, 1985. She was a waitress in
Brooklyn and Jamaica, N.Y.,
for many years before retiring in 1964.
September 27, 1996
Jesse J. Wilk
Jesse J. Wilk, 18, of 567 Pinewood Road, Lehighton,
Thursday in a one-car crash on Route 895 in East
Penn Township. The
deceased was a senior at Lehighton Area High
School and a kitchen worker
at Walck's Restaurant, Parryville.
Sylvia Spaihts, 81, of 890 Wintergreen Road,
Thursday in her home. She was the widow of John
C. Spaihts who died in
1993. She was a sewing machine operator at Cesare's
Mrs. Arlene M. Jones
Mrs. Arlene M. Jones, 82, of 3926 Main St., Slatedale,
in her home. She was the widow of Richard J.
Jones. She was a head cook
for Northern Lehigh School District for about
10 years before retiring.
Prior to that she was a sewing machine operator
for the former Holiday
Fashions, Slatedale, for many years. Mrs. Jones
was in inspector of
elections for the Lehigh County Election Board
for about 50 years and head
cook for Slatedale Volunteer Fire Company for
September 30, 1996
Mrs. Fannie C. Peart
Mrs. Fannie C. Peart, 82, of Dotts Street, Pennsburg,
died Thursday in
Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Township.
She was the widow of
Sidney Peart. She was a sewing machine operator
for the former
Sumneytown Pants Factory for many years before
Edward D. Homanko
Edward D. Homanko of Box 147, New Coxeville,
Luzerne County, died
Saturday evening in the home of his daughter,
Daria Kochinsky of 102
Second St., Oneida. he was the husband of the
late Anna (Kalenak) Homanko,
who died in 1991. Prior to retiring he was employed
by Jeddo Highland
Coal Co. He was an Army veteran of World War
Thoomas R. Spino
Thomas Richard Spino, 53, of 2002 W. Main St.,
County, formerly of Allentown, died Wednesday
in Lancaster General
Hospital. He was the husband of Beverly A. (Reinbold)
Spino. They observed
their 24th wedding anniversary in March. He was
the owner of Spino's Food
Service, Ephrata, for several years.
George Zappe, 87, of Allentown, formerly of Middletown,
County, died Friday in Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation
Allentown. He was the husband of the late Margaret
D. (Cannon) Zappe. He
worked in the instrument repair division of Olmstead
Air Force Base,
Middletown, for many years before retiring.
John E. Seiler
John E. Seiler, 27, of Lehigh Avenue, Palmerton,
died Thursday in
Palmerton. He was the husband of Angela (Zampirri)
Seiler of Lansdale.
They observed their 10th wedding anniversary
in June. He was employed in
auto body shops in the Carbon County area for
a number of years, and
previously had operated his own body shop in
the Quakertown area.
John J. Quinn
John J. Quinn, 23, of 3812 Washington St., Schnecksville,
Saturday in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, following
a long battle with
leukemia. He was a former state BMX (pedal biking)
titles for several years, and also raced four-wheel
all-terrain vehicles at
Zinc City Motorcycle Club, Palmerton. He was
employed in the parts
department of Kawasaki of Lehigh Valley for the
past several months.
Mrs. Lucy May Francis
Mrs. Lucy May Francis, 99, of Phoebe Home, Allentown,
Allentown, died Saturday in the home. She was
the widow of Willard F.
Francis who died in 1992. She was an elementary
school teacher in the
Allentown School District from 1918 to 1924.
William R. Ward
William R. Ward, 68, of 227 N. Jordan St., Allentown,
died Friday in
Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the
husband of Eleanor J.
(Bidlow) Ward. He was a maintenance worker for
what is now CoreStates
Bank, Allentown, until retiring. Ward was an
Army veteran of World War II.
Herman S. Miller
Herman S. Miller, 62, of Hidden Woods, Myrtle
Beach, S.C., died
Thursday in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center,
Myrtle Beach. He was
the husband of Rosemary (Krokovic) Miller, a
former resident of the White
Bear section of Summit Hill. He was a retired
senior master sergeant in
the Air Force retiring in 1977 after 28 1/2 years
of service including
duties during the Korean Conflict and five combat
tours in Vietnam.
Lewis S. Gower
Lewis S. Gower, 70, of 3559 Mountain View Drive,
Saturday in Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center.
He was the husband of
Mary T. (Mesics) Gower. He was a siding contractor
in Lehigh Township for
more than 30 years before retiring in 1995. Prior
to that he worked for
the former Green Acres Dehydrators, Nazareth,
for 15 years.
Elizabeth S. McCready
Elizabeth S. McCready, 31 of 707 Christopher
died Sunday in Mahoning Township. She was employed
by Stevens and Lee
Law Firm, Reading, as a secretary.
Joseph P. Sohosky Sr.
Joseph P. Sohosky Sr., 47, formerly of Kaska,
Schuylkill County, died
Friday in the home of his fianceé, Lynn
K. (Zimmerman) Gerber of Andreas
R.1, with whom he resided. He was a carpenter
in the Wilmington, Del., and
Philadelphia areas for 12 years before retiring
in 1983 due to illness.
Oscar A. Zerbe
Oscar A. Zerbe, 84, of Pine Grove, R.2, a long-time
teacher, died Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Good
Pottsville. He was the husband of Catherine (Brown)
Erbe. They were
married 57 years. He was employed as a teacher
for 41 years, retiring
from the Pine Grove Area School District in 1973.
He was a Navy veteran
of World War II.
Mrs. Norbert Golembiewski
Mrs. Theresa M. Golembiewski, 54, of Indian Mountain
Albrightsville, formerly of Jersey City, N.J.,
died Friday in her home. She
was the wife of Norbert Golembiewski. She was
a laundry worker at Christ
Hospital, Jersey City, for 15 years before retiring
Walter L. Wehr
Walter L. Wehr, 85, of Orwigsburg, died Friday
afternoon at Good
Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville.
He was the husband of Mary
R. (Pastucha) Wehr. They celebrated their 57th
wedding anniversary on
April 2. In 1941 he founded the former Wehr's
Sunoco Station, Pottsville,
from which he retired in 1975. He has remained
active with the current
Wehr's Auto Service, Pottsville.
Mrs. Frank Andel
Mrs. Agnes Andel, 72, of 274 First St., Coaldale,
died Sunday in
Hazleton General Hospital. She was the wife of
Frank Andel. They were
married for 52 years. She was last employed as
a sewing machine operator
for the former W&L Manufacturing Co., Coaldale,
until it ceased operations.
Alfred J. Redline Jr.
Alfred J. "Squiz" Redline Jr., 71, of 300 South
Ave., Jim Thorpe, died
Saturday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
He was the husband of
Sylvia (Sillers) Redline. He was a retired serviceman
for U.G.I. Gas
Company having worked in the Bethlehem and Allentown
areas for 34
years. Redline was a Navy veteran of World War
Ronald G. Frank
Ronald G. Frank, 46, 11 School St., Nesquehoning,
died Sunday evening
at Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale.
He was the husband of Naomi
(Christman) Frank. They observed their 25th wedding
anniversary on Sept.
11. He was an injured passenger on the bus involved
in an accident on Aug.
12 along SR209 in Nesquehoning in which the driver
of the car involved in
the crash was killed. He had last worked as a
laborer for New Jersey Zinc