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Obituaries - 1997

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June 2, 1997

Francis E. Graver
Francis E. Graver. 83, of 14 Larch St., Lehighton, died Thursday in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. The Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron Streets., Lehighton, is in charge of arrangements.

Norman C. Heintzelman
Norman C. Heintzelman, 82, of 448 Pine Swamp Road, Kempton, died Sunday in his home. He was the husband of Amelia C. (Shollenberger) Heintzelman. They observed their 57th wedding anniversary last month.
He was a sand mixer for the former Berkshire Foundry, Shoemakersville, for 20 years before retiring in 1981. He was also a farmer in Kempton for most of his life.
Born in Lynn Township, he was a son of the late Charles and Mallie (Bannighoff) Heintzelman.
He was of the Protestant faith.
Surviving in addition to his widow are four daughters, Ida, wife of George Hoppes of Orwigsburg R.2, Shirley, wife of Donald Long of Auburn R.1, and Linda, wife of Bruce Bittner, and Darlene, wife of Charles Frey, both of Kempton R.2; two sons, Mark and Ernest, both of Kempton; a brother Earl of New Tripoli; a sister Naomi, wife of Howard Arndt of Allentown; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

James R. John
James R. John, 51, of Allentown, died Saturday in his home. He was the husband of Eleanor (Messics) John.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of James John Sr. of Wilmington, Del., and the late Mae (Lincoln) John.
Surviving in addition to his widow and father are three sons, Jason of Philadelphia, Jesse of Pittsburgh and Jamie, residence unknown; a stepson, Myron Bohusz of Allentown; and a stepdaughter Arlene, wife of Thomas Buss of Walnutport.

George E. Zellers Sr.
George E. Zellers Sr., 67, of 46 Dogwood Lane, Lake Hauto, Nesquehoning R.1, died Sunday morning in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, where he was admitted on the previous night. He was the husband of Edna M. (Wehr) Zellers. They observed their 13th wedding anniversary last August.
He was an engineer for Conrail for 35 years before retiring in 1993, having worked out of the Allentown and Hazleton yards.
Born in Franklin Township, he was a son of the late James and Irene (Ziegenfus) Zellers.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a life member of the American Legion Post 314, Lehighton, and the Lehighton Fire Department.
He was of the Protestant faith.
In 1996, Zellers was inducted into the Carbon County Baseball Hall of Fame. During the 1940s, he played baseball for the Lehighton Legion baseball team. He also coached for many years in the Lehighton Little League.
Surviving in addition to his widow are five sons, George E. Jr. and Kevin, both of Lehighton, Todd, serving with the Navy in Jacksonville, Fla., Mark of Bowmanstown and Thomas, serving with the Navy in Everett, Wash.; two stepsons, William Remaley of Robesonia, Berks County, and Mitchell Beck of Lake Hauto; six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
The Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Rt. 309, Snyders, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Grace C. Beltz
Mrs. Grace C. Beltz, 86, formerly of 2031 Tilghman St., Allentown, died Sunday in ManorCare Health Services, Salisbury Township. She was the widow of Arthur P. Beltz.
Born in Slatedale, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Edna (Weiss) Rex.
She was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ, Allentown.
Surviving are a brother, Kenneth C. of Germansville; and a sister Lillian, wife of Walter Gangwer of Bethlehem.

Richard Jones
Richard Jones, 84, of Becker Mobile Home Park, Walnutport, formerly of Catasauqua, died Sunday in his home. He was the husband of the late Dorothy S. (Schuyler) Jones.
He worked in the maintenance department of the Trojan Powder Company, South Whitehall Township, for many years.
Born in Slatington, he was a son of the late David and Eva (Lauer) Jones.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua and the Vigilant Fire Company, Slatington.
Surviving is a daughter Regina, wife of Thomas E. Daniels of Slatington.

Mrs. Alex Kish
Mrs. Ruby C. Kish, 72, of 410 E. Main St., Bath, died Saturday in the St. Luke Hospital, Fountain Hill, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Alex Kish. They observed their 46th wedding anniversary last August.
In her earlier years, she was a seamstress for area garment factories.
Born in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Esther (Chapman) Temos.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Bath.
Surviving in addition to her husband is a sister, Helen Williams of Walnutport.

William I. Hahn
William I. Hahn, 69, of 243 Spruce St., Tamaqua, formerly of Frackville, died Saturday afternoon in the Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale, where he was a patient since Tuesday. He was the husband of Regina "Jean" (Stillwagner) Hahn. They were married 48 years.
He was a miner, having worked at area collieries.
Born in Frackville, he was a son of the late James and Margaret (Irvin) Hahn, and had lived in that community for most of his life.
He attended Frackville schools and was of the Protestant faith.
Hahn was a Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater of Operations. He was in a unit that helped lead the initial attacks on Omaha Beach and Sicily. His military decorations included the Legion of Merit, American Commendation Award and two battle stars.
He was a member of American Legion Post 398, Frackville; and the Schuylkill-Carbon Detachment of the Marine Corps League, where he was active with the Toys for Tots program.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two sons, William of St. Clair and Harry of Tamaqua; two daughters, Marilyn Mertz of Lehighton and Alice Ketchledge of Mahanoy City; three brothers, James of Cressona, Graham of Shenandoah and Harold of New Cumberland; a sister, Alice Swartz of Ringtown; 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Francis D. Egan Jr.
Francis D. "Frank" Egan Jr., 82, of Chestnut Ridge Circle, Kunkletown, died Friday in the ManorCare Health Services I, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Mary (Ewing) Egan. They observed their 56th wedding anniversary in October.
A graduate of Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y., he was a supervisor in the data processing department of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 35 years before retiring in 1969.
Born in Midland, Beaver County, he was a son of the late Francis D. Sr. and Mary Adele (Scott) Egan.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth.
Surviving in addition to his widow are four daughters, Kathryn, wife of Andrew Stracko of Kennesaw, Ga., Patricia, wife of Clint Palmer of Pasadena, Calif., Mary Elizabeth, wife of James Stout of Danielsville, and Ellen, wife of Charles Ogle of Kunkletown; three sons, John M. of Bethlehem, James of Alpharetta, Ga., and Robert J. of Kunkletown; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Warren A. Shupp Jr.
Warren A. Shupp Jr., 59, formerly of Allentown, died Saturday in ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem, where he resided.
He was a former welder for various Quakertown businesses.
Born in Lehighton, he was a son of Mrs. Gladys (Rickert) Shupp of Bethlehem and the late Warren A. Shupp Sr.
Surviving in addition to his mother are a son Richard of Montpelier, Vt.; three sisters, Davene, wife of Lester Wentz of Palmerton, Joanne, wife of Frank Scharp of Lantana, Fla., and Mary, wife of Robert Gamlin of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Carl M. Carman
Mrs. Dorothy I. Carman, 74, of Effort, died Friday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Carl M. Carman. They observed their 53rd wedding anniversary in December.
Born in Battle Creek, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Markham and Naomi (Johnson) Fitzgerald.
She was a member of the Pocono Mountain Kennel Club.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Patricia Christy of Effort; a sister, Maxine Hanf of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren and a great-grandson.
The Kresge Funeral Home, Rt. 209, Brodheadsville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Rhoda E. Davis
Rhoda E. Davis, 98, formerly of Hazleton, died Saturday in the Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth.
She was a secretary to Judge Blair Mooney in Detroit, Mich., until retiring in 1968, and previously was secretary to the president of Hazleton National Bank.
Born in Audenreid, Banks Township, Carbon County, she was a daughter of the late John S. and Mary Ellen (Thomas) Davis.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Hazleton.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Charlotte C. Daniels
Charlotte C. Daniels, 81, of 256 Long Alley, Scranton, died Friday in her home.
She was a sewing machine operator for the former Cross Country Clothes, Northampton, for 40 years before retiring in 1978.
Born in Aquashicola, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Jane (Graver) Silfies.
She was of the United Church of Christ faith.
The deceased was a past president of the ladies band auxiliary of the former Slatington High School.
Surviving are a daughter, Lynda R., wife of Harold W. Kromer of Danielsville; two sons, Edward L. of Lompoc, Calif., and Lonnie L. of Slatington; a sister, Mrs. Alberta Greene of Palmerton; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Ada Wellershaus
Mrs. Ada Wellershaus, 89, of Saylorsburg, died Friday in the Brookmont Acres Nursing Center, Effort. She was the widow of Benno Wellershaus.
Born in Snydersville, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Suzanna (Bittenbender) Haney.
She was a member of the East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, Effort.
Surviving are cousins.

William H. Bray Sr.
William H. "Tedder" Bray Sr., 57, of Fifth Street, Phillipsburg, N.J., died Thursday in the Warren Hospital in New Jersey. He was the husband of Joan (Sipos) Bray.
He was a salesman for Kar Products, Inc., in the Lehigh Valley.
Born in Easton, he was a son of Mrs. Muriel (Wilson) Bray of Finesville, N.J., and the late Harry Bray.
The deceased was a corporal in the Marine Corps.
He was a member of the Old-timers Softball League, Phillipsburg; the Palmer Veterans Softball League; and the Old-timers Golf League and Garnett Brothers.
Surviving in addition to his widow and mother are a son, Sgt. William H. Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Tammy Kaulius of Easton, Connie Muller of Phillipsburg and Carole J. of Bethlehem; a brother, Alan R. of Finesville; a sister, Shirley Horvath of Effort; and four grandchildren.


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