|October 1, 1996
Mrs. Grace Schard
Mrs. Grace Schard, 77, of Tamaqua R.2 died Monday
Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. She was the
widow of Henry J. Schard,
who died in 1988. Prior to retiring she was employed
as a supervisor and
processor of billings.
Mrs. Eleanor R. Duffy
Mrs. Eleanor R. Duffy, 83, of Tuscarora, formerly
of the Trenton, N.J.,
area, died Sunday in the home of her daughter
and son-in-law, Elizabeth D.
and David R. Morgan of Ewing, N.J. The deceased
was the widow of Daniel A.
Duffy, who died in September 1994. She was a
retired supervisor of nurses
at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital.
Mrs. Stephen F. Sturdik
Mrs. Thelma D. Sturdik, 84, of 627 Franklin Ave.,
Sunday in Palmerton Hospital. She was the wife
of Stephen F. Sturdik. They
observed their 59th wedding anniversary last
Dale R. Dauernheim
Dale R. Dauernheim, 54, of 19 S. Second St.,
Coplay, died Monday in
Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Bethlehem. He was
the husband of Carol A.
(Gorr) Dauernheim. They observed their 29th wedding
anniversary in April.
He was a laborer at Mizell Brothers, Allentown,
for the past seven years,
and previously worked at the former A and B Meats,
Allentown, for 16
Ann Bresky of Box 350 Still Creek, Tamaqua R.4,
morning at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
Bresky was employed at
United Rehabilitation Services of Hazleton.
Aaron M. Strouse Sr.
Aaron M. Strouse Sr., 85, of 230 S. Wayne St.,
Monday in his home. He was the husband of the
late Kathryn M. (Fryer)
Strouse. He worked for Pennsylvania Steel Foundry,
retiring in 1976.
Richard M. Roppel
Richard Meredith Roppel, 69, of Cedar Key, Fla.,
died Sept. 17 in
Florida. He was the husband of Lola Roppel. He
was on a leave of absence
from his position as an associate professor of
Biomechanics at Michigan
State University. He had been employed by Naval
Research Lab, 1951-52;
Olin Industries, 1952-54; Norden-Ketay Corp.,
1955-56; Yale University,
1956-59; American Cancer Society, 1959-60; Battelle
and the United States Department of Agriculture,
1966-71. Roppel was a
veteran of World War II, serving with the United
States Army Air Force in
the Pacific Theater.
Bernard J. Middleton Sr.
Bernard J. Middleton Sr., 56, of 177 Greenwood
St., Coaldale, died
Tuesday morning in Miners Memorial Medical Center,
Coaldale. He was the
husband of Pamela J. (Paton) Middleton.
Eugene L. Cook
Eugene L. Cook, 74, of Albrightsville, formerly
of Port Reading, N.J.,
died Sunday in Hazleton General Hospital. He
was the husband of Catherine
(Renga) Cook. They were married 35 years. He
was a wire annealer for
Wilbur B. Driver in Neward, N.J., for 37 years
before retiring in 1976.
October 2, 1996
Bernard J. Middleton Sr.
Bernard J. Middleton Sr., 57, of 177 Greenwood
St., Coaldale, died
Tuesday in Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale.
He was the husband
of Pamela J. (Paton) Middleton. He was a bus
driver for Panther Valley
School District before retiring.
Lewis J. Kreitz
Lewis J. Kreitz, 80, of Woodhaven Drive, Saylorsburg,
in his home. He was the husband of Alma (Zick)
Kreitz. They observed their
54th wedding anniversary in December. He was
a machinist and foreman
for Conrail in Easton and Bethlehem for more
than 30 years before retiring
in 1979. Kreitz was an Army veteran of World
War II and a member of the
805th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Harrisburg.
Mrs. Albert R. Dietrich
Mrs. Ruth M. Dietrich, 75, of 450 Arlington St.,
Tuesday in the Geriatric Center of Miners Memorial
Coaldale. She was the wife of Albert T. Dietrich.
She worked for garment
factories in the Tamaqua area before retiring.
William Beninsky, 48, of Ringtown R.1 was pronounced
after his body was found in a wooded area of
East Union Township.
Beninsky was the subject of a police search wanted
in connection with a
murder and shooting which occurred in Mahanoy
City on Dec. 2, 1995. He
died of a self-inflicted wound to the head. He
was a self-employed
contractor and a logger in the Ringtown area
for many years.
Mrs. Peter Zimmer
Mrs. Jane Tucker Zimmer, 56, of Longmont, Colo.,
formerly of the
Lehigh Valley, died Monday in Longmont United
Hospital. She was the wife
of Peter Zimmer. They observed their 29th wedding
anniversary in June.
She sold real estate in Longmont and previously
was a teacher in
Wurtzberg, Germany, and Philadelphia.
Mrs. Verna A. Meixsell
Mrs. Verna Arvilla Meixsell, 84, of Saylorsburg,
died Tuesday in Blue
Mountain Personal Care Home, Kunkletown. She
was the widow of Thomas
Meixsell. She was a sewing machine operator for
area blouse mills for 40
years before retiring in 1974.
John P. Topolski Jr.
John P. Topolski Jr., 43 Hill St., Jeanesville,
died Tuesday afternoon
at his home. He was the husband of Carrie (Marone)
Topolski. He was
employed as an orderly at the former Hazleton
State General Hospital
Joseph Brunda, 79, of 113 E. Railroad St., Nesquehoning,
Brooklyn, N.Y., died Tuesday in Horton Memorial
Hospital, Middletown, N.Y.
He was the husband of the late Evelyn (Riley)
Brunda. He was a serviceman
for Brooklyn Union Gas Comapny until retiring
in 1981. Brunda was a Navy
veteran of World War II.
Mark A Rounds
Mark A. Rounds, 41, of 328 Cherry St., St. Clair,
died Tuesday of a
self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, state
police at Frackville
reported. He was employed as a laborer.
Mrs. Harold C. Zellner
Mrs. Madeline E. Zellner, 74, of 2489 Mahoning
Drive West, Lehighton,
died Tuesday in Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital,
Lehighton. She was the
wife of Harold C. Zellner. They observed their
48th wedding anniversary in
Anita R. Craighead
Anita R. Craighead, 59, of San Diego, Calif.,
died Wednesday in her
home. She was a secretary and companion of Frankie
Laine, a 1950s and
1960s singer, and previously was a realtor and
property manager in
Allentown and San Jose, Calif. Craighead was
an Air Force veteran.
Mrs. Robert G. Stewart
Mrs. Jane E. Stewart, 70, of Saylorsburg R.4,
died Tuesday in Pocono
Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. She was the
wife of Robert G. Stewart.
They observed their 48th wedding anniversary
in June. She was a
registered nurse at Englewood Hospital, Englewood,
N.J., for three years
and later worked at Brookmont Health Care Center,
Effort, for four years
before retiring in 1986.
Mrs. Virginia Anderson
Mrs. Virginia Rhoads Anderson, 73, of 635 Willow
Lancaster, formerly of Rogers Haven, Del., died
Monday in St. Joseph
Hospital, Lancaster, after a lengthy illness.
She was the widow of Donald
H. Anderson, who died in 1989.
Mrs. Leon J. Eichert
Mrs. Miriam A. (Lechleitner) Eichert, 75, of
Hamburg, died Wednesday
morning in Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center, Hamburg. She was the
wife of Leon J. Eichert.
October 3, 1996
Mrs. Jennie Barrall
Mrs. Jennie Barrall, 89, of 2731 Delps Road,
Tuesday in her home following a lengthy illness.
She was the widow of
Russell P. Barrall. She was a sewing machine
operator for the former
Jodie Fashions, Newburg, and previously had worked
in the same capacity
for Pioneer Manufacturing Company, Nazareth,
working a total of 30 years
before retiring in 1978.
Ethel L. Reusch
Ethel L. Reusch, 75, formerly of 508 Centre Ave.,
Jim Thorpe, died
Wednesday evening in Good Samaritan Regional
Medical Center, Pottsville.
Prior to retiring, she worked for the Association
for the Blind in Jim
Thorpe for many years.
Franklin W. Haftl Sr.
Franklin W. ³Lefty² Haftl Sr., 72,
of 4141 Butternut Drive,
Walnutport, died Tuesday in his home. He was
the husband of Anna R.
(Kratzer) Haftl. They observed their 49th wedding
anniversary in June. He
worked for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation as
a crane operator for 36
years before retiring in 1986.
Mrs. Leon J. Eichert
Mrs. Miriam A. Eichert, 75, of 116 Yoder St.,
Wednesday in the Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation
where she was a patient since Sept. 27. She was
the wife of Leon J.
Eichert. They observed their 56th wedding anniversary
on Saturday. She
was a machine operator at the former Dutch Knitting
Mill, Hamburg, for 20
years before retiring in 1979.
Rev. Alfred L. Long
The Rev. Alfred L. Long, 79, of Red Oak Circle,
Orange Park, Fla., a
former pastor of area Lutheran Churches, died
Tuesday in his summer
home in Paradise Falls, Cresco, Monroe County.
He was the husband of
Marie (Yaukey) Long. They observed their 54th
wedding anniversary last
December. A minister for 55 years, he was pastor
of St. John Lutheran
Church, Nazareth, for 26 years until retiring
in1982, when he was named
Jannelle L. Serfass
Jennelle L. ³Jenny² Serfass, 13, of
4806 S. Cypress Road,
Walnutport, the 1991 Lehigh Valley Poster Child
for the Muscular
Dystrophy Association, died Wednesday in Palmerton
Hospital. She was a
sixth grade pupil at Lehigh Township Elementary
School, where she sang in
Howard W. Heater
Howard W. ³Pop² Heater, 83, of 3432
Spear St., Bethlehem Township,
died Tuesday in an automobile accident in Branchburg
Township, N.J. He
was the husband of the late Helen E. (Hentz)
Heater who died in 1986. He
was a foundry man at Bethlehem Steel Corporation
for 35 years before
retiring in 1975.
William Arthur Anderson Jr.
William Arthur Anderson Jr., 77, of 434 Forest
Lane, Kissimee, Fla.,
died Saturday, Sept. 28. He was the husband of
of Mae (Black) Anderson,
deceased, and Mae (Schoch) Anderson. He was retired
from National Tubing
in Fairless Hills.
Harry K. Eckman
Harry K. Eckman, 75, formerly of 1637 E. Washington
died Wednesday in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall
Township. He was the
husband of Elizabeth J. ³Betty² (Taylor)
Eckman. They observed their 47th
wedding anniversary last January. He was a crane
operator for Bethlehem
Steel Corporation before retiring in 1981 after
33 years of service.
James F. Walck
James F. Walck, 65, of Poway, Calif., formerly
of Allentown, died
Tuesday in the Naval Medical Center, San Diego,
Calif. He was the husband
of Jacqueline (Ahn) Walck. He was employed by
Sony Corporation, Rancho
Bernardo, Calif., for 15 years as a quality control
manager before retiring
in the late 1980s. Walck served in the Navy for
22 years before retiring in
1970 as a lieutenant.