|October 9, 1996
Jean P. Miller
Jean P. Miller, 61, of 621 School St., Jim Thorpe,
died Tuesday at her
home. She had at one time worked as a bank teller
at Mauch Chunk Trust
Co. and also as a cashier at the elementary center
cafeteria in Jim Thorpe.
Mahlon N. Smith
Mahlon N. Smith, 79, of 286-122 Lower Nis Hollow
died Monday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar
Crest. He was the husband of
Lena (Fisher) Smith. They were married 53 years
last December. He was an
auto mechanic at various garages, last employed
by Hubco Ford of
Mrs. John Kidda
Mrs. Helen Kidda, 73, of 162 E. Phillips St.,
Coaldale, died Tuesday at
Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. She
was the wife of John Kidda.
Prior to retirement she was employed as a registered
nurse at Coaldale
Edmund F. Frick
Edmund F. Frick, 79, of Walnutport Mobile Court,
Tamaqua, died Tuesday in his home. He was he
husband of Lillian (Roeder)
Nicholls Frick. He was employed by Tube Methods,
retiring in 1982. Before that he worked in the
No. 9 Colliery of Lehigh Coal
and Navigation Co., Lansford. A Navy veteran
of World War II, he was a
member of VFW Post 8344, Schnecksville, and American
Legion Post 314,
Edward Barna, 67, of 5232 Pennsylvania Ave.,
died Monday at home. He was the husband of Helen
C. (Lakatosh) Barna.
They were married 41 years in May. He worked
in the parts department of
Gilboy Ford, Whitehall, for 18 years before retiring.
Before that he was
custodian at Whitehall-Coplay School District.
Mrs. Joseph Greber
Mrs. Eleanor M. Greber, 48, of 1631 Main St.,
Tuesday in Muhlenberg Hospital Center, Allentown.
She was the wife of
Joseph Greber. They were married 22 years last
month. She was a cuff
setter at Tom's Sportswear, Lehighton, until
Reynold M. Schwartz
Reynold M. Schwartz, 79, of Schuylkill Haven,
died Tuesday at
Orwigsburg Manor, Orwigsburg, where he was a
patient for three days. He
was the husband of Helen (Valentine) Schwartz.
They were married for 54
years. He was owner of Hillfarm Dairy of Schuylkill
Haven until it closed
in 1975. He retired from Lehigh Valley Dairy
as a production supervisor in
1985. Schwartz was an Army veteran of World War
Sarah "Mae" Eckhart, 91, formerly of 84 Broadway,
Jim Thorpe, died
this morning at Mahoning Valley Convalescent
home where she was a
resident for three years. She was the widow of
Vernon Eckhart who died in
Wallace "Bud" Kistler, 52 of 213 Appletree Lane,
died Monday evening at Moses Taylor Hospital,
Clarks Summit. He was the
husband of Diane (Bubel) Kistler. They celebrated
their 28th wedding
anniversary in May. He was a Navy veteran of
October 10, 1996
Frank J. Momrock
Frank J. Momrock, 70, of 2473 Old Post Road,
Coplay, died Tuesday in
Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He
was the husband of Irene
(Kidda) Momrock. They were married 45 years in
July. He worked for Mack
Trucks Inc., Allentown,for 19 years before retiring
in 1988. Before that
he worked for Fuller Co., Catasauqua plant, for
Dorothy Christine Frey, 79, of Tamanend, Tamaqua
Wednesday in the Hazleton General Hospital, Hazleton.
She was the wife of
Paul C. Frey. She was a garment worker for the
McAdoo Garment Co. until
Aaron A. Hosier
Aaron A. "Mike" Hosier, 82, of Andreas R.1 died
Wednesday in his
home. He was a crane operator at Bethlehem Steel
Corp. for 20 years
before retiring in1967.
Among the survivors of Sarah "Mae" Eckhart, 91,
formerly of 84
Broadway, Jim Thorpe, who died Wednesday in the
Convalescent Home, are a niece, Ellen, wife of
Carl Selmasska of Easton,
and a nephew, Edwin Fisher Jr. of Mechanicsburg,
whom she and her late
husband Vernon Eckhart raised.
Leonilla G. Balliet
Leonilla G. Balliet, 77, formerly of 148 South
Second St., Lehighton,
died late Wednesday in the Mahoning Valley Nursing
Center. She was the widow of Harold Balliet,
who died Nov. 29, 1989.
Louis R. Vito
Louis R. Vito, formerly of West 14th Street,
Wednesday in the Hometown Nursing Center. He
was the husband of the
late Caroline (Segn) Vito.
Irene Mariotti, 79, of 356 W. Bertsch St., Lansford,
in Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton. She was
the widow of Joseph
Mariotti. She worked for the former Lansford
Among the survivors of Mahlon N. Smith, 79, of
286-122 Lower Nis
Hollow Drive, Lehighton, who died Monday in Lehigh
Salisbury Township, are three sons, Irvin of
Reading, and Ronald and
Mahlon G., both of Lehighton.
October 11, 1996
Melvin O. Reppert
Melvin O. Reppert, 76, of 59 Walnut St., Franklin
Lehighton, died Thursday evening in his home.
He was the husband of
Mildred C. (Wolfe) Reppert. They celebrated their
anniversary on July 26. He retired in 1981 with
42 years as a machinist at
the West Plant of New Jersey Zinc in Palmerton.
He served on an aircraft
carrier with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Tracy L. Huszar
Tracy L. Huszar, 26, of 376 Horseshoe Drive,
Thursday in the home of her parents, Clark and
Diane (George) Bollinger of
Towamensing Township. She was the wife of Mike
Huszar. They were
married three years in February. She was a bookkeeper
at Citizens Bank
and Trust Co., Palmerton, for several years.
Stephen Fabian Jr.
Stephen Fabian Jr., 58, of 1016 Porter St., Tuscarora,
in his home. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mamero Abrachinsky, 90, of 28 W. Penn St., Shenandoah,
Wednesday at Mahoning Valley Nursing and Convalescent
Center. He was
the husband of the late Josephine (Lucasiewicz)
Abrachinsky, who died in
1991. He owned A&S Foods, Shenandoah. He
also owned Clover Farms and
the Little Giant stores in Mahanoy City and had
concessions in meat and luncheons in Kutztown,
Hometown, Lehighton, and
Llewellyn C. Jones
Llewellyn C. Jones, 82, of 15 S. Tenth St., Mahanoy
Thursday at his home. He was the husband of the
late Dorothy (Ziolko)
Jones. An Army veteran of World War II, he owned
and operated the Jones
Tire Shop in Mahanoy City before retiring.
October 15, 1996
Anthony M. Bailey, 8-month-old son of Stephen
J. and Colette M.
(Cormier) Bailey of Lehighton died Sunday in
Mrs. John P. Mikulecky
Mrs. Dolores J. Mikulecky, 64, of 1947 Linden
Township, died Monday in Lehigh Valley Hospital,
Allentown. She was the
wife of John P. Mikulecky. They observed their
35th wedding anniversary
in June. She was a clerk for Prudential Insurance
Co. in its Allentown
office for 20 years before retiring in 1992.
Mrs. Margaret M. Christ
Mrs. Margaret M. Christ, 77, of 9089 Steinsville
Road, Kempton, died
Sunday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest,
following a three-car crash
in Tilden Township, Berks County. She was the
widow of Mark A. Christ.
She was a machine operator for the former Lynnville
before retiring in 1984. Previously she had worked
in the same capacity
for former mills including Hamburg and Burkey
knitting mills, both in
Hamburg, and Deisher Knitting Mill, Kutztown.
Henry W. Fenstermacher
Henry W. Fenstermacher, 78, of Allentown died
Saturday in Lehigh
Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband
of Faye D. (Smitham)
Fenstermacher. They observed their 49th wedding
anniversary last month.
A graduate of Allentown Business School, he was
an accountant for Lehigh
Portland Cement Co., Allentown, for 43 years
before retiring in 1981.
Fenstermacher was a Navy veteran of World War
Mrs. Edwin M. Christman
Mrs. Shirley L. Christman, 65, of Slatington,
died Sunday in Lehigh
Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife
of Edwin M. Christman of
Nanticoke. They observed their 48th wedding anniversary
in June. She was
a sewing machine operator for the former Holiday
Fashions, Slatedale, for
20 years before retiring in 1986.
Michael J. Bubel
Michael J. Bubel, 67, of 200 Washington St.,
Brockton, died Monday
evening at Grandview Nursing Home, Danville,
where he was a guest for
one year. He was the husband of Bernice (Piatt)
Bubel. They were married
22 years. He was a self-employed coal miner.
A World War II veteran, he
served with the United States Navy.
Mrs. Mary Konecny
Mrs. Mary Knnecny, 80, of 217 W. Kline Ave.,
Lansford, died Sunday in
Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. She
was the widow of Paul
Konecny who died in 1989. She was last employed
at the former Rosenau
Brothers garment factory, Lansford, where she
worked for many years.
Majorie E. Yaich
Marjorie E. Yaich, 77, of 999 Frew Run Road,
Frewsburg, N.Y., and
formerly fo Tobyhanna, died Monday in her home.
She was the widow of
Benson G. Yaich, who died Aug. 31. She was employed
as a secretary-
bookkeeper for Stoddard's Department Store in
Chester and later for
Crystal-X-Westlake Plastics in Lima, Pa. She
retired in 1973.
October 16, 1996
George Stoffa, 65, of 1915 W. Carmen St., Chicago,
Ill., died Oct. 8 in the
Veterans Administration Hospital, Chicago. He
was the husband of Emily
(Vinson) Stoffa. He served with the U.S. Army
during the Korean Conflict
and was a prisoner of war, being released in
Mrs. Mary E. Kline
Mrs. Mary E. Kline, 79, of 504 Pine St., Jim
Thorpe, was dead on
arrival Tuesday morning at Gnaden Huetten Memorial
She was the widow of William A. Kline, who died
on June 18, 1990. She
was a retired sewing machine operator having
last worked for Barson and
Co., Lehighton. Mrs. Kline served with the 110th
Army Air Force Unit
(Women's Army Corps) during World War II, attaining
the rank of corporal.
James Gombert, 52, of 220 N. New Hampshire Ave.,
Atlantic City, formerly of Allentown, died Sunday
morning in Atlantic City
Medical Center. He was last employed as a security
guard for Wells Fargo
Co. of Atlantic City. While living in Allentown
he worked as a bartender.
Mrs. Helen Sando
Mrs. Helen Sando, 564 W. Third St., Hazleton,
died Monday in Hazleton
General Hospital. She was the widow of John Sando.
Mrs. Pearl P. Tuckett
Mrs. Pearl P. (Schaeffer) Tuckett, formerly of
223 Penn St., Tamaqua,
died Wednesday morning in Hometown Nursing and
Hometown. She was the widow of William J. Tuckett
Sr., who died
Walter A. Wittic
Walter A. Wittic, 73, of 625 Hillside Ave., Bethlehem,
in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the
husband of Anna E. (Yuhas)
Wittic. They observed their 43rd anniversary
in February. He was an
expeditor in the beam yards of the Bethlehem
Steel Corporation for 32
years before retiring in 1985. He was a Navy
veteran of World War II.
Victor S. Clouse Jr.
Victor S. Clouse Jr., 81, of Marshalls Creek,
formerly of 616 E. Main
St., Macungie, died Tuesday in Pocono Medical
Center, East Stroudsburg. He
was the husband of the late Viola M. (Herbster)
Clouse. He was a foreman
in the specter lab at Bethlehem Steel Corporation
before retiring in 1971
after 32 years of service.
Mrs. Rosemarie A. Baker
Mrs. Rosemarie A. Baker, 64, of Coplay R.2 died
Tuesday in Lehigh
Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the widow
of Robert O. Baker Jr. She
worked in the housekeeping department of the
Parkland School District
and previously was a machine operator for Cross
Northampton, for many years.