|May 7, 1997
Mrs. Luella Arndt
Mrs. Luella Arndt, 95, formerly of 304 Race St.,
Tamaqua, died Tuesday in the Hometown Nursing Home, Tamaqua R.2. She was
the widow of Walter Arndt, who died Sept. 1, 1984.
Born in Mantzville, she was a daughter of the
late Alvin and Adeline (Miller) Remaley.
She was a member of Triity United Church of Christ,
Surviving are four daughters, Margaret, wife
of Caleb Coleman, Mrs. Alice Thomas and Dorothy, wife of Willard Gerber,
all of Tamaqua, and Mary Jane, wife of George Rice of Philadelphia; a son
Kenneth of Summit Hill; 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 11
She was also preceded in death by a son Charles;
and three daughters, Edna Little and Grace and Arlene Arndt.
The Roche Funeral Home, 237 E. Broad St., Tamaqua,
is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Emma DeRemer
Mary Emma DeRemer, 67, of 17 E. Fifth St., Jim
Thorpe, died Tuesday morning in her home.
She was a retired librarian, having worked at
the Dimmick Memorial Library, Jim Thorpe, for 30 years.
Born in Mauch Chunk, she was a daughter of the
late William and Lillie (Deppe) DeRemer.
She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ,
Jim Thorpe, where she was a choir member since 1938, a Sunday school teacher
since 1945 and a member of the consistory since 1960, during which time
she served as secretary for many years.
The last member of her immediate family, she
was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Robert; and a sister,
Mrs. Louise Guy.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
The Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center
St., Jim Thorpe, is in charge of the arragements.
Mrs. Armando Coviello
Mrs. Anna Marie Coviello, 66, of 221 N. Seventh
St., Lehighton, died Tuesday in the Gnaden Huetten Nursing and Convalescent
Center, Lehighton. She was the wife of Armando Coviello.
She and her husband owned and operated the Anna
Marie Ice Cream Parlor, Lehighton, for many years before retiring in 1994.
Born in Italy, she was a daughter of the late
Alfonso and Giovanna (DeSantis) Parrella.
She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter
Carmelina of Allentown; and a sister Theresa in Italy.
The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and
Iron streets, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Allen P. George
Allen P. George, 90, of Beach Haven, N.J., formerly
of Doylestown, died Monday in his home. He was the husband of the late
Esther (Haring) George.
Born in Slatington, he was a teacher at Hatboro-Horsham
High School for 30 years before retiring in 1969.
A 1928 graduate of Lafayette College, he received
his master's degree in 1931. In 1955, he qualified as a principal-supervisor
in the Pennsylvania School System.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,
George was an Army veteran of World War II; a
member of the American Legion Post 210, Doylestown, for 50 years; and a
past president and secretary of the Bux-Ches Mont Forum.
Surviving is a nephew.
May 8, 1997
Peter J. Mogilski
Peter J. Mogilski, 81, of 328 Lincoln St., Tamaqua,
died Wednesday in the Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. He was
the husband of Mary Ann (DeAngelo) Mogilski.
Prior to retiring, he was employed in the road
Born in Summit Hill, he was a son of the late
Joseph and Mary (Majac) Mogilski.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a son,
Edward T. of Castro Valley, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Sheila Dawejko of
Cordova, Tenn.; three brothers, Edward, Joseph and Michael, all of Summit
Hill; a sister, Mrs. Mary Kohler of Jim Thorpe; and two grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother John
Mogilski; and a sister, Anna Mogilski.
The Robert C. Reeser Funeral Home, 655 E. Broad
St., Tamaqua, is in charge of the arrangements.
Ammon Hettler Sr.
Ammon A. Hettler Sr., 83, of 210 First St., Weatherly,
died Wednesday morning in the Hazleton General Hospital. He was the husband
of the late Catherine (Cull) Hettler.
He was employed at the Weatherly Foundry and
was also a laborer for various local contractors before retiring.
Born in Beaver Run, Franklin Township, he was
a son of the late Ira and Kate (Grow) Hettler.
He was affiliated with Zion Evangelical Lutheran
Church and the Citizens's Fire Company, both of Weatherly.
Surviving are three sons, Michael and LeRoy,
both of Allentown, and Charles of Weatherly; three daughters, Helen Malitsky
and Elaine Simonson, both of Weatherly, and Esther, wife of Russell Oster
of Ebervale; two brothers, Harry of Lehighton and Walter of Walnutport;
two sisters, Gertrude Lapp of Northampton and Mrs. William (Stella) Brown
of Weissport; 30 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson
and nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Ammon
Jr.; six brothers, Ira Jr., George, Raymond, Russell, Milton and William;
three sisters, Mabel Muthart, Cora Reichert and Mary Weaver; and three
The Philip J. Jeffries Funeral Home, First and
Carbon streets, Weatherly, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Doran Hill
Mrs. Ruth E. Schwab Hill, 71, of 256 Forge St.,
Bowmanstown, died Wednesday in her home following a long illness. She was
the wife of Doran Hill. They observed their 21st wedding anniversary in
She was a sewing machine operator for the former
Natalie Fashions, Palmerton, and the former West Bow Fashions, Bowmanstown,
for 40 years before retiring in 1987.
Born in Lower Towamensing Township, she was a
daughter of the late Arthur A. and Edith O. (Shook) Beers.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three
sons, Terry Beers of Slatington, Glenn Schwab of Lehighton and Gary Schwab
of Palmerton; two daughters, Gayle Schwab Smale of Bowmanstown and Tina
Schwab of Allentown; a brother Larry in Delaware; two sisters, Lois, wife
of Clyde Mansfield of Germansville, and Jean, wife of Paul Bomba of Bowmanstown;
her former husband, Norman Schwab of Lehighton; 10 grandchildren and three
She was also preceded in death by a son, Gregory
The Thomas K. Thomas Funeral Home, 145 Delaware
Ave., Palmerton, is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Grace A. Nosal
Mrs. Grace A. Nosal, 79, of Allentown, died Wednesday
in the Lehigh Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lower Macungie Township.
She was the widow of John Nosal Jr.
She was a waitress for the Brass Rail restaurants,
Allentown, for many years before retiring in 1978, and previously had been
a secretary for the former Neuweiler Brewery and a waitress for the former
Dannelly's restaurant, both in Allentown, for many years.
Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the
late James and Elizabeth (Carrol) Trimble.
She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church,
Surviving are two sons, Ronald J. of Macungie
and Robert J. of Allentown; a brother Hugh of Slatington; four grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Effie M. Fink
Effie M. Fink, 63, of 6162 Glenn Court, Germansville,
died Tuesday in the Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the
late Welcome R. and Elsie (Saylor) Fink.
Surviving are three sisters, Georgine, wife of
James Cooley, and Joyce, both of Allentown, and Joanne Huegel of Las Vegas,
William J. Godley
William J. "Bill" Godley, 58, of Mountainview
Mobile Home Park, Walnutport, died Wednesday in his home. He was the husband
of Carol A. (Feitzinger) Godley. They observed their 40th wedding anniversary
He was a locomotive engineer for the former Pennsylvania
Railroad and then Conrail for 25 years before retiring in 1984.
Born in Newark, N.J., he was a son of the late
William and Maud (Williams) Godley.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church,
Berlinsville, where he was a Eucharistic minister and former choir member.
Godley was a Marine Corps veteran and a member
of the American Legion.
He was a 4th degree knight in Knights of Columbus,
Council No. 345, Easton.
Surviving in addition to his widow are seven
sons, George K. of Cornwall, N.Y., William J. Jr., Thomas E. and Jeffrey
S., all of Easton, Lawrence J. of Northampton, Christopher W. of Cincinnati,
Ohio, and Michael C., at home; a daughter, Monica J., wife of Dennis McCarthy
of Danielsville; a brother, Charles J. of Walnutport; a sister Dorothy,
wife of Walter Silver of Toms River, N.J.; and 17 grandchildren.
Earl J. Weiss
Earl J. Weiss, 86, of 4230 Dorney Park Road,
Allentown, died Wednesday in the Kutztown Manor. He was the husband of
the late Althea E. (Schleicher) Weiss.
A truck driver for 35 years, he drove for Deka
Battery, Lyons Station, and the former Brake and Wheel, Kuhnsville, before
retiring in 1974.
Born in New Tripoli, he was a son of the late
Charles and Mary (Bausch) Weiss.
He was a member of Ebenezer United Church of
Christ, New Tripoli.
Surviving are a son, Raymond C. of Germansville;
a daughter, Diane E., wife of Rodney Keller of Fleetwood; and four grandchildren.
George Popernick, 60, of 1689 First Ave., New
York City, N.Y., died April 25 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, N.Y.
He worked for Masters, Mates & Pilots Steamship
Company, New York City, and later for Hunter College for eight years until
the time of his death.
Born in Beaver Meadows, he was the son of the
late Michael and Mary (Pavlick) Popernick. He lived in New York City most
of his life.
He served with the Army in Germany from 1960-62.
He was a graduate of Hazleton High School in
1955 and was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul's Byzatine Catholic Church,
He is survived by a brother, Joseph of Beaver
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael.
John W. "Jack" Clarke
John W. "Jack" Clarke, 84, of 534 E. Broad St.,
Tamaqua, died this morning in the Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale.
Born in Tamaqua, he was a son of the late Hyacinth
E. and Catherine (Karney) Clarke.
Before retiring, he worked for the Pennsylvania
Railroad and later as Tip Staff at the Schuylkill County Court House.
He was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church,
He was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanore
"Skibbie" Weaver, who died last year.
The Roche Funeral Home, 237 E. Broad St., Tamaqua,
is in charge of arrangements.
May 9, 1997
Robert A. Kabana
Robert A."Rudy" Kabana, 74, of New Ringgold R.1,
died Thursday in the Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. He was the
husband of Ruth (Stemmler) Kabana. They observed their 50th wedding anniversary
on Feb. 15.
He was mechanic for the former Dudley Motors,
Tamaqua, and later owned and operated an inspection station and repair
shop in New Ringgold.
Born in Tuscarora, he was a son of the late Andrew
and Mary (Delman) Kabana.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, having
worked as an airplane mechanic on B-24 bomber aircrafts in Texas and Italy.
Kabana was very active for many years both as
a player and coach in children's and youth baseball programs in Tuscarora
and also in Patterson, N.J.
Surviving in addition to his widow are three
sons, Robert J. of Totowa, N.J., Dennis of New Ringgold and Ronald of Tamaqua;
a brother Bernard of Tamaqua; and six grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a son Michael;
an infant daughter; and a sister Helen.
The Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown, is in
charge of the arrangements.