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June 9, 1997

Lisa Marie Flamini

Lisa Marie Flamini, 36, of Hometown, formerly of Lakeview, Barnesville, died Thursday, in the Hazleton General Hospital, Hazleton. 

Born in Drexel Hill, she was the daughter of Katherine (Horan) and Anthony Flamini of Hometown.

She was a sixth grade school teacher at St. Jerome Regional School, Tamaqua. She was a member of St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, Tamaqua.

She was a 1979 graduate of Marian High School and a graduate of Immaculata College.

Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, Thomas of Mahoning Valley, two nephews, and a niece.

The Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Victoria "Vicki" Marie Shirvinski

Victoria "Vicki" Marie Shirvinski, 17, of 735 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, died Friday in her home.

A 1997 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, she would have attended Shippensburg University in the fall, with a major in biology.

Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of Paul R. and Theresa (Michalik) Shirvinski, with whom she resided.

She was affiliated with St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Mahanoy City.

While attending Marian Catholic High School, she was a member of the Silks, Chorus, Scholar, girl's softball team, Spanish Club, Prolife, and was named to the "Who's Who Among American High School Students." She was also a member of Horan's Softball Team of Mahanoy City.

Surviving in addition to her parents, are a brother, Paul J. Shirvinski, at home; maternal grandmother, Julia Collins of Shenandoah; paternal grandfather, Adam Shirvinski, Mahanoy City and aunts, uncles and cousins.

The Louis Truskowsky Funeral Home, 300 W. Center St., Mahanoy City, is in charge of arrangements.
 

Helen M. McFadden

Helen M. McFadden, 85, of 29 W. White St., Summit Hill, died Friday in her residence. She was the wife of the late Charles J. McFadden.

Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Julia (Treloar) McDonald.

She was a registered nurse, graduating from St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia. She worked for the former Coaldale State General Hospital for many years.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Summit Hill, where she was a member of the church's Womens Guild.

She also was a member of the Panther Valley Golden Agers.

Surviving are two sons, Daniel of Harrisburg and Thomas of Gulfport, Fla.; two daughters, Sister Marylou McFadden RSM of Gwynedd Valley, and Kathleen, wife of Howard Heffelfinger of Allentown; a brother, George of Lake Hauto, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Jack McDonald.

The Thomas J. Porambo Funeral Home, 54 W. Fell St., Summit Hill, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

Benjamin F. Richie

Benjamin F. Richie, 84, of Weatherly R.2, died Friday in the home of his son, Ben Jr. of Drifton.

The deceased was the husband of Laura A. (Graaf) Richie. They were married for 51 years.

Before retiring, he worked at the former Carbon County Home in Laurytown, and at the Weatherly Foundry.

Born in Buck Mountain, Weatherly, he was a son of the late Ernest Sr. and Ruth (McAuliff) Richie.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Weatherly; and a charter member of the L&L Fire Company, Weatherly R.2.

Surviving in addition to his widow and son are a daughter, Clara Louise, at home; two brothers, Sherman of Weatherly R.2 and Ernest Jr. of Weatherly; five sisters, Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Gregory of Treichlers, Mrs. Edward (Viola) Fitzpatrick of Weatherly, Mrs. Philip (Marian) Gerhard of Punxatawney, Mrs. William (Pearl) Young of Caudersport and Mrs. Alan (Dorothy) Ackerson, of Weatherly R.2; three grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Frances Hinkle

Mrs. Frances Hinkle, 64, of 222 Sixth St., Weatherly, died Saturday afternoon in the St. Luke Manor, Hazleton. She was the widow of William Hinkle Jr., who died in 1982.

She and her husband operated Hinkle's Market and Floral Shop of Weatherly. She also operated a ceramics studio in the area.

Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Ann (Keiper) Nemeth.

She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Weatherly.

Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl Ann Brashear of Yardley, Bucks County; two sons, William A. III of Weatherly and Franklin C. of Tamaqua; six grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Willard A. Borger

Willard A. Borger, 91, formerly of Palmerton, died Sunday in the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton. He was the husband of Mabel (Frable) Borger of Lehighton. They observed their 66th wedding anniversary last August.

He retired in 1968 after 42 years as a rigger for the former New Jersey Zinc Company, Palmerton.

Born in Kunkletown, he was a son of the late Richard and Elmira (Frable) Borger.

Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter Phyllis, wife of Warren Anthony, and a stepson, Clayton Costenbader, both of Palmerton; three brothers, Martin in South Carolina, Allen of Sciota and Woodrow of Trachsville; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Strohl of Palmerton and Mrs. Gladys Cseh of Walterboro, S.C.; a grandchild, two step-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.

The Thomas K. Thomas Funeral Home, 145 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. James P. Walker

Mrs. Ellen Mae Walker, 78, of New Tripoli, formerly of Schoenersville, died Sunday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of James P. Walker. They observed their 60th wedding anniversary in October.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William R. and Hilda (Ludwick) Confer.

She was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli, where she sang in the choir for 35 years and was a quilter.

She was a former member of the Schoenersville Kitchen Band.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, James F. of Catasauqua; a daughter, Sylvia W., wife of Terry Koenig of New Tripoli; a brother Richard of Bethlehem; two sisters, Gladys, wife of Allen Sassaman of Bethlehem, and Grace C., wife of Frank Beaullieu of Marietta, Ga.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Bettye Rose Cantville

Bettye Rose Cantville, 75, of 550 Main St., Slatington, formerly of Columbia, N.C., died Saturday in the Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Allentown.

She was a bookkeeper for Flair Manufacturing, Columbia, for nine years before retiring in 1984.

Born in Cambridge, Md., she was a daughter of the late Moses D. and Carolyn Rosa (McGrath) Moore.

She was a past treasurer of the V.F.W. Post 7460 Auxiliary, Cambridge, and a volunteer at the Slatington Senior Citizens Center for many years.

Surviving are four daughters, M. Kathryn, wife of James Hassel of Roper, N.C., Barbara E., wife of Emmet M. Molloy of Neffs, Sue E., wife of John A. Cooper of Plymouth, N.C., and Holley M., wife of David R. Fox of Slatington; a brother, C. Elmer of Seaford, Del.; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Baker of Grasonville, Md.; and 10 grandchildren.

George J.Galgocy

George J. Galgocy, 72, of Allentown, died Friday in his home. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. (Krause) Galgocy. They observed their 13th wedding anniversary last December.

He was an accountant for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for more than 28 years before retiring in 1984.

Born in Miller Heights, he was a son of the late George J. and Ethel (Lengyel) Galgocy.

He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Galgocy was a 32nd degree Mason; a member of the West Side Republican Club, Allentown, and H.L. Peter American Legion Post and Rosemont Fire Company, both of Bethlehem; a life member of the East Side Fire Company, Allentown; and a past president of the Bocce Club, Allentown.

Surviving in addition to his widow are two sons, George P. of Palmerton and James B. of Norton, Kan.; a daughter, Stacy A. of Allentown; a brother Eugene and two sisters, Betty, wife of Joseph Petrovich, and Mrs. Irene Germuga, all of Bethlehem; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Mrs. Anne ElizabethHurley-Kimmey

Mrs. Elizabeth Anne (Knies) Hurley-Kimmey, 80, of Ingleside, Ill., died Friday in the North Chicago Veterans Hospital, Chicago, Ill. She was the widow of William Kimmey, who died June 6, 1972.

She worked the majority of her life as a nurse.

A native of Lansford, she resided in Ingleside for the past 30 years.

The deceased was a former lieutenant in the Navy.

Surviving are a daughter, Jeannette M. "Ginger," wife of Ray Larsen of Northbrook, Ill.; two sons, Jessie "Dave" Hurley of Ingleside and James E. Hurley of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mary, wife of Ed Knipper of Lansford, and Margaret Kibbler of Java Center, N.Y.; three brothers, John of Concord, N.H., Michael of Lansford and Frank of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial services were held today in Grayslake, Ill.

Terry L. Weber

Terry L. Weber, 55, of 2810 Kuter Road, Bath, died Friday in his home. He was the husband of Alyce (Ayers) Weber. They observed their seventh wedding anniversary in December.

He was a welder for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for more than 30 years before retiring in 1995.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late John S. and Ethel I. (Bowman) Weber.

He was a member of the Alliance Volunteer Fire Company, Northampton, and the Fullerton Volunteer Fire Company.

Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters, Cynthia Snyder of Coplay and Anita M. Hoyt of Branchville, N.J.; two brothers, Richard A. of Lansdale and Robert A. of Catasauqua; a sister, Sharon L. Canoy of North Catasauqua; four stepdaughters, Debbie Steffie of Carlisle, Cumberland County, Linda Ealer of Tamaqua, Laura Ealer of Wilson and Mary Hass of Northampton; four grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a stepson, Paul Ealer.

Mrs. Helen Berger

Mrs. Helen Berger, 94, formerly of Tamaqua, died Sunday in the Dolly Park Care Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the widow of Albert Brobst and Henry Berger.

Born in Frackville, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Mame (Henry) Smith.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alice Walker of Tamaqua and Mrs. Eleanor Douglas of Cincinnati; a son, Albert Brobst of Napa, Calif.; a stepson, Allen Berger; two sisters, Mrs. Marion Kleman of Orwigsburg and Mrs. Florence Krause of Mahanoy City; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, William and Oscar.

The Jon M. Zizelmann Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold R. Fegley

Harold R. Fegley, 83, of 411 Haven St., Schuylkill Haven, died Sunday morning in the Orwigsburg Manor Nursing Home, Orwigsburg.

He was last employed by the former Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company.

Born in Orwigsburg, he was a son of the late G. Raymond and Elsie (Meck) Fegley.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven.

Surviving are two sons, James and Ronald; four daughters, Peggy, Victoria, Ann Marie and Janice; a brother William of Tamaqua; two sisters, Elizabeth Coover of Schuylkill Haven and Elmira of Tamaqua; and a companion, Edna Pearce, with whom he resided. 

The Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, 25 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven, is in charge of the arrangements.

June 10, 1997

Mrs. Frances A. Dunn

Mrs. Frances A. Dunn, 84, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Palmerton, died Friday in the Clearwater Community Hospital. She was the widow of Richard Dunn.

Born in Shack, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Robert Ballard and Hattie (Smith) Walker, and had resided in Palmerton before moving to Florida in 1991.

She was a 56-year member of the John Luther Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, Palmerton.

The deceased belonged to the First United Methodist Church, Tarpon Springs, and was a former member of the Trinity Evangelical Church, Palmerton.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Hunter of Louisville, Ky.; a son Bob of South Bend, Ind.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held today in Tarpon Springs, Fla.

Mrs. Margaret S. Leves

Mrs. Margaret S. Leves, 83, of Homeland, Calif., died June 4 in the Menifee Medical Center, Sun City, Calif. She was the widow of Albert M. Leves, formerly of Mauch Chunk.

She was a retired Naval nurse, attaining the rank of captain.

Born in Rochester, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Nicholis and Rose Schicker.

Funeral services will be held in Riverside, Calif.

Leonard E. Tully

Leonard E. "Len" Tully, 61, of 314 Beechwood Lane, Ashfield, formerly of Philadelphia, died Sunday evening in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after an illness. He was the husband of Joanne E. (Barder) Tully. They observed their 40th wedding anniversary last September.

He was an insurance agent working out of the Philadelphia area from 1962 until retiring due to illness in 1996.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late George E. and Rose (Gach) Tully.

He was of the Christian faith.

Tully was a 1956 graduate of LaSalle University, where he attained a bachelor of arts degree. He was an Army veteran, serving in peace time.

He was a former member of Rotary International, Lehighton; a former member of the Marple Newtown Players of Newtown Square, 1983-93; and a past umpire for the Havertown Little League Baseball team, 1964-77.

Surviving in addition to his widow are three daughters, Rosemary, wife of Robert Crabtree of Boise, Idaho, Christine, wife of Frank Sepulueda of San Jose, Calif., and Cathy Anne of Horn Lake, Miss.; a son, James G. of Houston, Tex.; two brothers, Robert and Edward, both of Northeast Philadelphia; a sister Jane, wife of Jack Brennan of Lansdale; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and a great-step-granddaughter.

The Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Rt. 309, Snyders, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Leetha M. Schuck

Mrs. Leetha M. Schuck, 81, of 7980 Reidy Mill Road, Germansville, died Monday in the St. Luke Hospital-Allentown campus. She was the widow of Norman C. Schuck.

She was a table worker for the former Paris Neckwear, now Paris Accessories, Walnutport, for 16 years before retiring in 1981.

Born in East Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Franklin D. and Ida V. (Wambold) Kemp.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Heidelberg Union Church, Heidelberg Township.

Surviving are a son, Harold N., and two daughters, Brenda J., wife of Louis J. Schwartz, and Lucinda F., wife of Larry D. Guynn, all of Germansville; three sisters, Rhea L. Roeder and Edith E. Roth, both of Slatington, and Anna M., wife of Marvin German of Germansville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Charles C. Batman

Charles C. Batman, 78, of Bedminster Township, died Sunday in the Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Township. He was the husband of Dorothy (Madara) Batman. They would have observed their 61st wedding anniversary this month.

He was a foreman for tyhe Tri-Boro Device Co., Doylestown, for 18 years before retiring in 1989, and previously was a slitting machine operator for the former Union Mills, New Hope, for 16 years.

Born in Shamokin, Northumberland County, he was a son of the late Albert and Lena (Tharp) Batman.

He was a member of St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dublin.

Batman was an Army veteran of World War II; a member of American Legion Post 242, Quakertown; and a life member of the Springtown Rod and Gun Club.

Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, Charles A. of Dublin, James M. of Andreas and Barry W. of Hilltown Township; a sister, Alberta Yocum of Paxinos, Northumberland County; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Donna Jean Frye

Donna Jean Frye, 52, of Box 37, Quakake, died Monday in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville.

Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late William and Violet (Zellner) Price.

She was of the Protestant faith.

Surviving are a longtime companion, Gary Williams, with whom she resided; a stepsister, Marian Link of Tuscarora; two stepbrothers, William Price of Allentown and Edward Price in New Jersey; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Terry William Frye; and a brother, Ronald Charles Price.

The Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown, is in charge of the arrangements.

Russell O. Fessler

Russell O. Fessler, 94, formerly of 303 E. Patterson St., Lansford, died this morning in the Hometown Nursing Center, Tamaqua R2. He was the husband of Grace M. (Geiger) Fessler and the late Millicent (Morgan) Fessler, who died in 1947.

Prior to retiring, he had been employed as an assistant cashier at the former Dime Bank in Lansford.

Born in Lansford, he was a son of the late Frank U. and Elizabeth (Petterson) Fessler.

The deceased was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lansford; the Lansford Masons; and the American Fire Company No. 1, Lansford. The 1921 graduate of the former Lansford High School also served as a past president of the Lansford Rotary.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Harold M. of Coaldale; a daughter, Anne E., wife of Julius C. Cuthbertson Jr. of Norristown; six grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

He was also preceeded in death by a daughter, Betsy Jane Arner, who died in 1989.

The Holmes-Griffiths Funeral Home, 200 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, is in charge of arrangements. 


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