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Obituaries - 1997

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June 24, 1997

Robert G. German

Robert G. German, 58, of 2268 W. Lizard Creek Road, Lehighton, was pronounced dead on arrival Monday at the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton, after being stricken at home. He was the husband of Carol R. (Blose) German. They observed their 36th wedding anniversary last August.

He was last employed as a part-time flower deliveryman for Under the Apple Tree Florists, New Ringgold R.2, and previously had been a material handler for 30 years for Mack Trucks, Inc., Allentown, before retiring in 1994.

Born in East Penn Township, he was a son of the late Thomas and Hazel (Hill) German.

He was of the Protestant faith.

German was an Air Force veteran and a member of the Andreas Sporting Club.

Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter, Cynthia L., wife of George A. Szacska, a son, Gregory L., and a brother Thomas, all of Lehighton; a sister Betty, wife of Charles Zeppenfeld of Allentown; and four grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Taschler, who died in 1981.

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

Henry Deacon Kinsey

Henry Deacon Kinsey, 75, of Coopersburg, died Sunday in his home. He was the husband of Arlene G. (Gross) Kinsey. They observed their 54th wedding anniversary last July.

He was a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service before retiring in 1980, and was also a self-employed farmer in the Coopersburg area before retiring.

Born in Quakertown, he was a son of the late Henry D. Kinsey and Gertrude (Resseguie) Kinsey Tice.

He was a member of the Richland Friends Meeting, Quakertown.

Kinsey was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

He attended Dickinson College and was a member of the Beta Theta Pi National Fraternity.

Surviving in addition to his widow are a son, Henry D. III of Montrose, Susquehanna County; two daughters, A. Susan K. Powell of Gettysburg and Sarah E. Beltz of Lehighton; two brothers, David N. of Laporte, Sullivan County, and Don A. of Coopersburg; and four grandchildren.

Mrs. Margaret J. Scheffler

Mrs. Margaret J. "Peggy" (Zellner) Scheffler, 74, of 505 W. Washington St., Slatington, died Monday in her home. She was the widow of Leon G. Scheffler.

She worked in the Lehigh County voter registration department for 29 years before retiring in 1985.

Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of Mrs. Kathryn (Morris) Grim, with whom she resided.

The deceased was a member of the Bethel United Church of Christ, Slatington, where she belonged to the Women's Fellowship.

She was a past president of the Allen O. Delke American Legion Auxiliary Post 16, Slatington; secretary of the Slatington High School Class of 1940 Reunion Committee; and a member of the Slatington Senior Citizens and Slatington Women of the Moose.

Surviving in addition to her mother are a son, Glenn W. of Tolland, Conn.; and two grandsons.

Stephen Mikulka

Stephen Mikulka, 86, of New York, formerly of Lansford, died June 12 in New York. He was the husband of the late Julia (Harcher) Mikulka, who died in 1995.

Born in Lansford, he was a son of the late Michael and Antonia (Sarabok) Mikulka.

He was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church in New York.

Surviving is a daughter Barbara, wife of John McKeon in New Jersey; six sisters, Mary Gaza and Catherine Pavlick, both of Lansford, Helen Maradeo of Nesquehoning, Margaret Lanning in New York, Ann Bennett of Tamaqua and Anna Mikulka of Buffalo, N.Y.; three brothers, Paul and John, both of Bronx, N.Y., and Robert of Lansford; and four grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son Stephen and a brother Michael, both who died in January 1997; and two sisters, Bernadine Johnson and Julia Govoni.

Services and interment were held in New York.

Bernard Kufrovich

Bernard Kufrovich, 70, of 307 W. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City, died Monday evening in the Hazleton General Hospital. He was the husband of Grace (Teichman) Kufrovich.

Before retiring, he was the caretaker for Assumption B.V.M. Church, Mahanoy City.

Born in Mahanoy City, he was a son of the late Paul and Mary (Enich) Kufrovich, and had spent his entire life in Mahanoy City.

He was an Army veteran and a member of Assumption B.V.M. Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts, all of Mahanoy City.

Surviving in addition to his widow are a daughter, Hope Ann Jones of Mahanoy City; two sons, Lawrence and James, at home; three brothers, Joseph of Barnesville, Stephen of Lancaster and Francis of Frackville; four sisters, Agnes Kostelnik and Florence Kufrovich, both of Mahanoy City, Sophia Kufrovich of Burbon, Ind., and Mrs. Gerald (Catherine) King of Audubon; seven grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Douglas J. Matthews

Douglas J. Matthews, 74, of 266 S. Fourth St., Hamburg, Berks County, died Sunday in his home.

Born in New York City, he was a son of the late John and Edna (Schaefer) Matthews.

He worked throughout his life as a photographer. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in communications.

He is the last of his immediate family.

The Roche Funeral Home, Tamaqua, is in charge of arrangements.

Jean M. Michel

Jean M. Michel, 76, of 930 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, died Monday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Donald E. Michel.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Strauss) Backun.

Surviving with her husband is a daughter, Donna, wife of Randall McNear, Purbottville, Northumberland County; a sister, Sephanie, wife of John Sukanick, Bethlehem, and two grandchildren.

The Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, Jim Thorpe, is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

June 25, 1997

Mrs. Ida A. Jones
Mrs. Ida A. Jones, 83, of 1502 Valley Road, Bethlehem, died Tuesday in the Mariners Rehabilitation Center, Wilmington, N.C. She was the widow of Edward W. Jones.
Born in Summit Hill, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Hontz) Derby.
She was a member of the Church of the Manger United Church of Christ, Bethlehem.
Surviving are a daughter Barbara, wife of Robert Cornagie of Wilmington; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Adeline Sanzalone
Mrs. Adeline Sanzalone, 87, of Long Pond, died Sunday in the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. She was the widow of Antonio Sanzalone.
She was a tester for Wallace and Tiernan, Belleville, N.J., for 19 years before retiring in 1971.
Born in Orange, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ursula (Petrillo) DeRosa.
Surviving are five sons, Ed of Manahawkin, N.J., Frank of Wynnewood, Okla., Jack of White House Station, N.J., Lawrence of North Arlington, N.J., and William of Verona, Allegheny County; two daughters, Rosetta Becker of Pulaski, N.Y., and Josephine of Long Pond; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Warnquist.
The Kresge Funeral Home, Rt. 209, Brodheadsville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Vera Llewellyn
Mrs. Vera Llewellyn, 89, of 253 Stock St., Nesquehoning, died Tuesday in her home. She was the widow of Abel H. Llewellyn, who died in March, 1993.
She was last employed as a nurse.
Born in Hauto, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Esther (Anderson) Snellman.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Lansford, and the Order of Eastern Star.
Surviving are two sons, George and Walter, both at home; a sister Agnes of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Gary; and a brother, Walter.
The Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home, 81 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, is in charge of the arrangements.

Eva F. Wiltse
Eva F. Wiltse, 89, formerly of Lehighton, died Tuesday in the Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Mahoning Township.
She was a winder at silk mills in the Lehighton and Weissport areas for more than 30 years before retiring in 1970.
Born in Franklin Township, she was a daughter of the late William and Alvesta (Cunfer) Wiltse.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lehighton.
Surviving are a daughter Harriet, wife of Francis Von York of Walnutport; two sons, Robert and John Adamson, both of Wilmington, Del.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The Richard M. Miller Funeral Home, 137 Fairview St., Union Hill, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Harry F. Hettler
Harry F. Hettler, 89, formerly of Long Run, Franklin Township, died Tuesday in the Gnaden Huetten Nursing and Convalescent Center, Lehighton.
He was a laborer for the Lehighton Water Authority for several years before retiring.
Born in Beaver Run, he was a son of the late Ira A. and Katie C. (Grow) Hettler.
He was of the Protestant faith.
Surviving are two sisters, Stella L., wife of William Brown of Lehighton, and Gertrude E. Lapp of Northampton; a brother, Walter L. of Palmerton; and nieces and nephews.
The Richard M. Miller Funeral Home, 137 Fairview St., Union Hill, Lehighton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Far Lee
Far Lee, 82, of Chestnut Hill Township, formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Tuesday in his home. He was the husband of the late Felicitas (Roxas) Lee.
He was a baker in Manilla, the Philippine Islands, for 30 years.
Born in Canton, China, he was a son of the late Yolk Wan Lee and Yuk Kui Yan.
Surviving are a son, Vinzon R. of Effort; five daughters, Dolores Morgan of Atlanta, Ga., Peggy Ho of Toronto, Canada, Julie DeVilla of Seattle, Wash., Emily Hoang of Alhambra, Calif., and Fely Deleon of Vallejo, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren.

Raymond H._Herman
Raymond H. Herman, 76, of Breinigsville, died Tuesday in the Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. He was the husband of Annetta A. (Stephen) Herman. They observed their 28th wedding anniversary last August.
He was manager of the former Leh's Park and Shop, Allentown, for 24 years before retiring in 1984.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Irwin) Herman.
He was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury United Church of Christ, Allentown.
Herman was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters, Sandy, wife of Michael Daumer of Schnecksville, and Debra, wife of Randy Bernhard of Slatington; three sisters, Viola Laubach and Janice, wife of Dale Bentz, both of Allentown, and Marilyn, wife of Jack Shollenberger of Coplay; two brothers, Richard of Allentown and Robert of Wescosville; a stepson, Gary Wetherhold of Alpharetta, Ga.; four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Josephine L. Flanagan
Josephine L. Flanagan, 77, of Bel Air, Md., died Tuesday in the Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Md.
Prior to retiring, she was a waitress.
Born in Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Clara (Weaver) Gallagher.
Surviving are a daughter, Anna Marie, wife of Thomas Baker Sr. of Bel Air; a son George; four sisters, Grace Boyle of Tamaqua, Claire in Georgia and Irene Mann and Patricia Smith, both in Pennsylvania; four brothers, Francis in California, Jack in Georgia and James and Ronald, both in Pennsylvania; and eight grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son John.

Mrs. George Miller
Mrs. Dorothy J. Miller, 75 Main St., Upper Lehigh, died Tuesday morning in the Butler Valley Manor, Drums, Luzerne County. She was the wife of George Miller.
Born in Freeland, she was a daughter of the late George and Kathryn (Jones) Mealling.
She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Freeland, and the Mystery Sisters of the parish.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Sandra, wife of Kenneth Barber of Holland, N.Y., Allyne, wife of Frederick Ray of Weatherly, and Cynthia, wife of William Van Horn of Freeland; seven grandchildren, a great-grandchild, a niece and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Mealling. 


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