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Obituaries - 1996


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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 Drive, Lehighton, 
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, formerly of 
Tamaqua, died Tuesday in his home. He was he husband of Lillian (Roeder) 
Nicholls Frick. He was employed by Tube Methods, Bridgeport, before 
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
Edward Barna, 67, of 5232 Pennsylvania Ave., Whitehall Township, 
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., Northampton, died 
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 retiring.

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 II.

Sarah Eckhart
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 Kistler
Wallace "Bud" Kistler, 52 of 213 Appletree Lane, Clark's Summit, 
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 Vietnam.

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 14 years.

Dorothy Frey
Dorothy Christine Frey, 79, of Tamanend, Tamaqua R.4, died 
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.

Eckhart survivors
Among the survivors of Sarah "Mae" Eckhart, 91, formerly of 84 
Broadway, Jim Thorpe, who died Wednesday in the Mahoning Valley 
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 and Convalescent 
Center. She was the widow of Harold Balliet, who died Nov. 29, 1989.

Louis R. Vito
Louis R. Vito, formerly of West 14th Street, Hazleton, died 
Wednesday in the Hometown Nursing Center. He was the husband of the 
late Caroline (Segn) Vito.

Irene Mariotti
Irene Mariotti, 79, of 356 W. Bertsch St., Lansford, died Wednesday 
in Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton. She was the widow of Joseph 
Mariotti. She worked for the former Lansford Manufacturing Garment 

Smith Survivors
Among the survivors of Mahlon N. Smith, 79, of 286-122 Lower Nis 
Hollow Drive, Lehighton, who died Monday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, 
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 Township, 
Lehighton, died Thursday evening in his home. He was the husband of 
Mildred C. (Wolfe) Reppert. They celebrated their 55th wedding 
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, Palmerton, died 
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, died Thursday 
in his home. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mamero Abrachinsky
Mamero Abrachinsky, 90, of 28 W. Penn St., Shenandoah, died 
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 farmers' market 
concessions in meat and luncheons in Kutztown, Hometown, Lehighton, and 
Schuylkill Haven.

Llewellyn C. Jones
Llewellyn C. Jones, 82, of 15 S. Tenth St., Mahanoy City, died 
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

Bailey Infant
Anthony M. Bailey, 8-month-old son of Stephen J. and Colette M. 
(Cormier) Bailey of Lehighton died Sunday in his home.

Mrs. John P. Mikulecky
Mrs. Dolores J. Mikulecky, 64, of 1947 Linden Lane, Whitehall 
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 Sportswear Co. 
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 II.

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
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 1953.

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 Hospital, Lehighton. 
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
James Gombert, 52, of 220 N. New Hampshire Ave., Apt. 1209, 
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 Rehabilitation Center, 
Hometown. She was the widow of William J. Tuckett Sr., who died 
September 1988.

Walter A. Wittic
Walter A. Wittic, 73, of 625 Hillside Ave., Bethlehem, died Tuesday 
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 Country Clothes, 
Northampton, for many years.

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