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May 12, 1997

Mrs. Alburton J. Counterman Sr.
Mrs. Barbara P. Counterman, 56, of Paterson, N.J., formerly of East Stroudsburg, died Friday in the St. Joseph Hospital, Paterson. She was the wife of Alburton J. Counterman Sr.
Born in East Stroudsburg, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Evelyn (LeBar) Fox.
She was a member of the East Side Presbyterian Church, Paterson, where she was a past treasurer and deacon, and also belonged to the Moose Lodge No. 644, Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Alburton J. Jr. of Paterson and Brian K. of Clifton, N.J.; a daughter, Belinda A. Giovannetti of Clifton; a brother, John J. of Kunkletown; six sisters, Dolores Faulstick of Saylorsburg, Joyce Hallett of Glen Gardner, N.J., Carolyn Klinger and Marilyn Adams, both of East Stroudsburg, Joanne Traeys of Sciota and Connie Newby of Paradise Valley; and five grandchildren.
Jacob E. Nederostek
Jacob E. Nederostek, 77, of 4178 Mountainview Drive, Walnutport, died Saturday in Weatherwood, Weatherly. He was the husband of Stella (Strongowski) Nederostek. They observed their 55th wedding anniversary in September.
He was a nozzle setter for ethe Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 28 years before retiring in 1964.
Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Jacob and Mary (Reznecki) Nederostek.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.
Nederostek was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Catholic War Veterans, Post 454, Northampton.
Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, Gerald of Jim Thorpe, Robert, at home, and James of Hudson, Ohio; two daughters, Marie Feichtl of Northampton and Diane, wife of David DeNard of Owosso, Mich.; two brothers, William and George, both of Cementon; a sister, Elizabeth Strongowski of Egypt; and eight grandchildren.
The Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary C. Spalding
Mary C. Spalding, 59, of Nazareth, formerly of Pen Argyl, died Friday in her home.
She was a counselor for the Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centre, Easton, for several years.
Born in Santa Cruz, Calif., she was a daughter of the late Walter A. and Helena C. (Clarke) Streett.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Pen Argyl.
Surviving are four daughters, Laura A. Smith of Bethlehem, Patricia A. Dinunzi of Mary D, Anne L. Pellegrino of Orlando, Fla., and Christine E. Nicholas of Bangor; four sons, Kenneth W. of Roseto, Sgt. Jeffrey L. of Grand Forks Air Base, N.D., Anthony J. of Allentown and Andrew K. of Pen Argyl; a sister, Marjorie Potter of Modesto, Calif.; and five grandsons.

Brian Pollock
Brian Pollock, 27, of 1176 Shoreland Drive, S.C., died Thursday in his home.
A graduate of Central Carolina Technical College, he was an engineer for Shaw Components, Sumter.
Born in Minot, N.D., he was a son of Judy (Helton) Pollock of Sumter, formerly of Tamaqua, and the late John J. Pollock.
He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Sumter.
Surviving in addition to his mother is a brother, John J. III of Altus, Okla.
The E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home, 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, is in charge of the arrangements.

Stephanie Marie Garcia
Stephanie Marie Garcia, 5, of Skippack, Montgomery County, died Friday in the Suburban General Hospital, Norristown, Montgomery County.
Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of Catherine (DiMattia) Garcia of Skippack and Manuel Garcia of Nazareth.
The girl was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Gilbert.
Surviving in addition to her parents are maternal grandparents, Arky and Ann (Youngman) DiMattia in Florida; paternal grandparents, Manuel J. and Maria D. (Gonzalez) Garcia of Warren, N.J.; and paternal great-grandmother, Arminda Guieterez in New York.
The Kresge Funeral Home, Rt. 209, Brodheadsville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Oscar F. Wilson
Oscar F. "Ozzie" Wilson, 83, of Hanover Township, Northampton County, died Saturday in his home. He was the husband of Florence (Keen) Wilson. They observed their 62nd wedding anniversary last October.
He was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for many years before retiring in 1967.
He was also an organist for George's Foodliner, having played for IGA morning breakfasts and Danny's Lounge. He had his own band, Oscar "OS" Wilson's Arcadians, and performed for residents of the Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Charles and Bertha (Meyers) Wilson.
He was a member of the Edgeboro Moravian Church, Bethlehem.
A life member of the Hanover Volunteer Fire Company, he served with its fire police during the 1960s. He was also a member of the Bath Rod and Gun Club.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter, Sandra Bealer of Tamaqua; a son Dennis of Bethlehem; three brothers, Warren and Gilbert, both of Bethlehem, and Richard of Elizabethtown, Lancaster County; a sister Frances of Bethlehem; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Margaret A. Howell
Mrs. Margaret A. Howell, 87, of 323 Iron St., Lehighton, died Friday in the Gnaden Huetten Nursing and Convalescent Center, Lehighton. She was the widow of Theodore H. Howell, who died Nov. 18, 1979.
A 1928 graduate of West Chester University, she was a sixth grade teacher and head teacher at the former Third Ward Elementary School, Lehighton, for 37 years before retiring in 1965.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late David H. and Edna V. (Phillips) Graver Knoll.
She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton.
There are no immediate survivors.
She was also preceded in death by a brother George, who died on May 2.
The Kenneth N. Phifer Funeral Home, Third and Alum streets, Lehighton, is in charge of the arragements.

Kenneth H. Creyer
Kenneth H. Creyer, 73, of 5235 Third St., Whitehall Township, died Friday in ManorCare Health Services, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Virginia (Kratzer) Kohler Creyer and the late Mae (Schafer) Creyer. He and his second wife observed their 14th wedding anniversary in April.
He was a mechanic for Whitehall Township before retiring in 1984, and previously had worked in the same capacity for Leibensperger Transportation, Northampton, for several years. He was also employed by the Nazareth Portland Cement Company, Nazareth, for 29 years.
Born in Hanover Township, he was a son of the late Howard and Helen (Smith) Creyer.
He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton, and the Sons of the Union Veterans Association of Northampton County.
Creyer was an Army veteran.
Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, Larry of Walnutport and Daniel and Allan, both of Northampton; three daughters, Linda, wife of Donald Kressly of Orefield, Judy, wife of Robert LeComte of Dunwoody, Ga., and Mrs. Diane Holub of Bethlehem; five brothers, Warren of Bath, Wilbur, Ernest and Richard, all of Northampton, and Howard of Bethlehem; three sisters, Elva, wife of Paul Stahley of Bath, Esther, wife of James Kunsman of Bethlehem, and Claire, wife of John Sharga of Northampton; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Taylor infant
Cornelius J. Taylor, 5-month-old son of Daryl J. Taylor and Melissa M. Meyer of Allentown, died Saturday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Allentown, the infant was a member of Zion Hill Lutheran Church, Zion Hill.
Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, Danny N. Velez, at home; maternal grandparents, Rolland J. Sr. and Elizabeth M. Newhart of Allentown; paternal grandparents, Louis and Linda Taylor of New Tripoli; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Hilda Miller of Allentown; and paternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Lillian C. Taylor of New Tripoli and Mrs. Lucille Keener of Whitehall Township.

Devin Nicole Frable
Devin Nicole Frable, 8, died Sunday in her home.
Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of Troy Frable of Kunkletown and Kim (Zacharias) Eckley, with whom she resided.
She attended Lighthouse Baptist Church, Lehighton, and Neola United Methodist Church.
Surviving in addition to her parents are three brothers, Troy Frable Jr. of Kunkletown and Jacob and Jarad Eckley, both at home; maternal grandparents, Ted and Carol (Kjar) Fehr of Stroudsburg R.6; maternal grandfather, Kenneth Zacharias of Dotters Corner; paternal grandparents, Lou and Kat Frable of Kunkletown; paternal grandmother, Josephine (Powell) Platanella of Mays Landing, N.J.; maternal great-grandparents, Allen and Myrtle (Zacharias) Zacharias of Dotters Corner; maternal great-grandparents, Fred and Mariann Kjar of Stroudsburg; her stepfather, Donald Eckley Jr., with whom she resided; step-grandparents, Donald Eckley Sr. and Rosemarie (Taschler) Eckley of Lehighton; step-grandmother, Lillian Eckley of Ktesgeville; and step-great-grandmother, Rose Taschler of Lehighton.
The Kresge Funeral Home, Rt. 209, Brodheadsville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Helen Huliew
Mrs. Helen Huliew, 75, of 1430 Hildenbrandt Road, Bushkill Township, died Saturday in her home. She was the widow of Andre Huliew.
She was born in the Ukraine.
Surviving are a son Victor of Walnutport; two daughters, Olga Van Kleef of Bushkill Township and Sandra Shaw of Miami, Fla.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Laura Christofides and Linda Biro.

Ernest F. Godshalk
Ernest F. Godshalk, 80, of Stroudsburg R.3, formerly of Florida, died Saturday in his home. He was the husband of Lucille C. (Lilly) Godshalk.
He manager the Chestnut Lake Camp Grounds, Brodheadsville, for three years before retirng, and previously was an employee of the Stroudsburg Housing Authority and a mechanic for the former Ray Hartman & Sons, East Stroudsburg, and D.J. Snyder, Easton.
Born in Bangor, he was a son of the late John J. and Lillie (Galloway) Godshalk.
He was a member of the Marshalls Creek Fire Company.
Surviving in addition to his widow are four daughters, Diane Csensits of Nazareth, Kathy Cerfagno of Mount Pocono, Joan Kishbaugh of East Stroudsburg and Barbara of Phillipsburg, N.J.; four sons, Larry Werner of Bangor, Grant Werner of Pen Argyl, Keith Godshalk of Saylorsburg and Ernest Godshalk Jr. of Easton; two sisters, Mildred Amy of Bangor and Betty Houck of Wind Gap; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Warnetta Mae Zacharias
Mrs. Warnetta Mae Zacharias, 51, of Lehighton, died Sunday in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. She was the wife of Martin Domines. They were married for 22 years.
Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Martha Ellen (Berger) Zacharias.
Surviving in addition to her husband are four sons, Richard William Hunsicker of Lehighton and Walter Eric, Warren Keith and Terry William Hunsicker, all of Hazleton; a brother Warren in Ohio; five sisters, Ann, wife of Fred Kemmerer of Lehighton, Patsy, wife of Delbert Green of New Ringgold, Linda, wife of John Knarr in Indiana, and Ginger, wife of Walter Thompson, and Debbie Rine, both of Stroudsburg; and seven grandchildren.
The David J. Stianche Funeral Home, 123 Center St., Jim Thorpe, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Emily Swartz
Mrs. Emily Swartz, 84, of Weatherwood, Weatherly, formerly of Nesquehoning, died Sunday evening the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. She was the widow of John Swartz, who died in April 1989.
Prior to retiring, she worked for the former Kiddie Kloes garment factory, Lansford.
Born in Lansford, she was a daughter of the late John and Annie (Mosni) Polacek.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Nesquehoning.
Surviving are a son Richard of Northampton; a sister, Anna Searfoss of Jim Thorpe; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother John.
The Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home, 81 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Grace E. Helfrich
Mrs. Grace E. Helfrich, 82, of 3420 N. Front St., Whitehall Township, formerly of Ruchsville, died Friday in the Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Allentown. She was the widow of Raymond J. Helfrich.
She and her husband owned and operated the former Helfrich's General Store, Ruchsville, for 47 years before retiring in 1976.
Born in Ruchsville, she was a daughter of the late John and Meda (Bertsch) Ruhf.
She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Neffs, and the Northampton Ladies, Whitehall, and the Laurys senior citizens group.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley A., wife of Ronald F. Golley of Coplay; a son, Ernest R. of Round Rock, Tex.; a sister, Edith Kressley of New Tripoli; and five grandchildren.

Robert H. Hauser Jr.
Robert H. Hauser Jr., 69, of 8 Church St., Franklin Township, Lehighton, died Saturday in his home. He was the husband of Muriel (Hornickel) Howell Hauser and the late Julia (McGinn) Hauser, who died in 1991.
He owned and operated the Sportsmen's Demi Mini Mart at routes 903 and 534, Albrightsville, until he sold the business in 1991. He also operated a lawn mower repair business and a locksmith's business from his home until retiring in 1996.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Robert H. and Marie Hauser.
Surviving are a son, Robert H. III of INdian Mountain Lakes, Albrightsville; a daughter, Linda Godsell of Puerto Rico; a stepdaughter Beverly, wife of John Fitzsimmons of Trevose, Pa.; three stepsons, William Howell of Trevose, James Howell of Fort Sill, Okla., and Christopher Howell of Levittown, Pa.; eight step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
The Mayes-Melber Funeral Home, 200 Franklin St., Weissport, is in charge of the arrangements.

Jennie A. Scheick
Mrs. Jennie A. Scheick, 91, of Bean Station R.2, Tenn., died Saturday in Morristown, Tenn. She was the widow of Raymond Scheick, who died in 1982.
Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret Johnson.
Mrs. Scheick was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua.
She is survived by two sons, William L. of Stanton, Calif., and Louis R. of Bean Station; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Ann, and a son, Richard Scheick.
The Jon M. Zizelmann Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, is in charge of arrangements. 

Delbert A. Reabold
Delbert A. Reabold, 67, of Bayville, N.J., died Wednesday at Clarksville Memorial Hospital, Clarksville, Tenn. He was the husband of Elaine Reabold. His first wife, Margaret Patricia Reabold, died in 1965.
Born in Cooksberg, Pa., he had lived most of his life in Toms River, N.J. He moved to Bayville 10 years ago.
A retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer, he was honorably discharged in 1969.
He was owner and realtor of Anchorage Realty, Toms River, for about 20 years.
He was a communicant of St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church, Bayville.
He was a member of the Naval Air Weather Service, the Lakehurst, N.J. VFW, and the Fleet Reserve of Lakehurst.
In addition, he was a past president of Ocean County Board of Realtors, serving in 1982.
Besides being predeceased by his first wife, he also was predeceased by a son, Joseph, in 1975.
Surviving in addition to his second wife are four sons, Michael of Cape Verde, Africa, Thomas of Toms River, N.J., Kevin Collins of Bayville, N.J., and Patrick of Ocean Gate, N.J.; three daughters, Kathleen Stone of Toms River, Mary Collins of Bayville, and Susan Reabold of Clarksville, Tenn.; four brothers, George of Jim Thorpe, Michael of Acworth, Ga., Robert of Fla., and Richard of Jim Thorpe; three sisters, Barbara Klinger and Elaine Winton, both of Sellersville, and Linda Wasser of Quakertown, and six grandchildren.

Joseph Lawson
Joseph Lawson, 87, of 246 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua, died Friday at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Margaret (Pierce) Lawson.
Born in Maizeville, he was a son of the late Martin and Margaret (Pompolis) Lawson.
He was employed as a shovel oiler for strip mining equipment.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Lawson was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Tamaqua.
He also was a member of the Tamaqua VFW and the South Ward Fire Company in Tamaqua.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph B. and John J., both of Tamaqua; a daughter, Phyllis A. Kranch of Tamaqua; a sister, Natalie Lapinski of Schuylkill Haven; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Francis X.; a daughter, Lorraine R. Lawson, and three sisters, Mrs. Rholda McBride, Mrs. Mary Hess, and Mrs. Blanche West.
The E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home, 655 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

John D. "Jack" Jones
John D. "Jack" Jones, 62, of 7355 Pa. Route 873, Slatington, died Friday at his residence. He was the husband of Theresa E. (Oncheck) Jones. They celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on April 25.
Jones owned and operated Jones Truck Sales, Slatington, for the past 38 years.
Born in Slatington, he was a son of Ethel (Snyder) Jones of Slatington and the late John D. Jones.
He was a member of the New Jerusalem Church, West Orange, N.J.
He also was a member of the Slatington Loyal Order of the Moose and the Emerald Fire Company.
Surviving with his widow and mother are a daughter, Kathy Sue, of Lehighton; a brother, James, of Slatington; a sister, Doris Moore, of Slatington, and one granddaughter.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family from the Hardin-Fox Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St., Slatington.

Margaret A. Howell
Margaret A. Howell, 87, of 323 Iron St., Lehighton, died Friday in the Gnaden Huetten Nursing and Convalescent Center, Lehighton. She was the widow of Theodore H. Howell, who died Nov. 18, 1979.
The Kenneth N. Phifer Funeral Home, Third & Alum St., Lehighton, is in charge of funeral arrangements.


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