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Dr. David J. Hacket
November 2, 2001
Dr. David J. Hacket, 77, of Bethlehem, died Thursday, Nov. 1, in his home. He was the husband of Janice E. (Rebeck) Crawford Hacket. They were married for 23 years in June.
A family practice physician for 50 years, he was a currently on the staff of St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus; Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem; and Good Shepherd Home and Rehabilitation Center.
He was medical director of North American Biologicals, Inc., since 1991 and a former attending physician for the former Northampton Hospital alcohol and drug detoxification and Muhlenberg Medical Center drug detoxification programs.
He was a graduate of Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J., Muhlenberg College and a 1951 graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship in 1952 at Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late David R. and Irene (Wambold) Hacket.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Association, the Lehigh Valley Osteopathic Society, and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic General Practice Society.
He was chairperson for the General Practice Department of the Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center, 1970-71, and director of intern training of the Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center, 1955-57.
He was a member of the West Side Republican Club, Jefferson Democratic Club, the Bethlehem Club, Elks Lodge 191, and the Goodfellow Club, all of Bethlehem. He was a member of Greenleaf Masonic Lodge 561 and the Lehigh Consistory, both of Allentown; and the Rajah Shrine, Reading. He was president of the East Side Optimist Club of Allentown, 1967-68.
Survivors: Wife; son, Jeffrey Crawford of Kempton; daughters, Jodi Crawford and Candice Gray, both of Bethlehem; two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Hacket.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Snyder-Hinkle Funeral Home, 527 Center St., Bethlehem. Call 7-9 p.m. 
Sunday.
Contributions: American Heart Association. 

Florence J. Hersh
November 2, 2001
Florence Jane Hersh, 95, of Old Town, Fla., formerly of Emmaus, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the home of her daughter, Anna Sebring of Old Town. She was the wife of the late H. Karl Hersh.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Moses and Anna (Rienert) Haberacker.
She was a member of Western Salisbury Lutheran Church, Allentown.
She was a former volunteer at Allentown Hospital.
Survivors: Son, Donald of Allentown; daughters, Anna Sebring of Old Town, Marcene Lynn of Bethlehem; 20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a son, Robert.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Nov. 9 in the church. Arrangements, Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, Fla. 

Carol M. DiOdoardo
November 2, 2001
Carol May DiOdoardo, 38, of 6060 W. Main Blvd., Bath, died Monday, Oct. 29, in the parking lot of the Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall Township. She was the wife of Fausto DiOdoardo.
She was an art instructor for Sacred Heart School, Bath.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Bertine and Violet (Hahn) Keefer of Bath.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bath.
Survivors: Husband; parents; daughters, Gianna M. and Gabriella A., both at home; brothers, Harry and David, both of Whitehall, James of Bath, Bruce of Northampton, Grant of Palmerton; sisters, Kathy Stump of Bath, Trudy Brown of Nazareth, Wanda Morgan of Palmerton, Nancy Laubach, Sue.
Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Bartholomew Funeral Home, 243 S. Walnut St., Bath.
Contributions: To the church. 

Thomas Dyson
November 2, 2001
Thomas Dyson, 69, of Quakertown, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital. He was the husband of Isabelle R. (Fleckenstein) Dyson. They were married for 45 years in September.
He was a welder before retiring.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Thomas and Helene (Bowman) Dyson.
He was in the Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors: Wife; sons, Thomas Jr. of Quakertown, Edward Sr. of Richlandtown; brother; six sisters; a grandson, a great-granddaughter.
Services: Private, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements, C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, Quakertown. 

Everett E. Lawrence
November 2, 2001
Everett E. Lawrence, 69, of Allentown, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus.
He was a crane operator for 24 years before retiring from the former Lehigh Structural Steel Co., Allentown.
Born in Kingsville, Ohio, he was a son of the late Glenn E. Lawrence and Mildred M. (Wick) Widmaier.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2124, Allentown.
He was a member of the North End Republican Club, Allentown, and the Grouse Hall Fish & Game Association, Ironton.
Survivors: Companion, Estelle Westwood, with whom he resided; sons, Bruce E. and Mark A., both of Allentown; a stepgranddaughter.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th & Hamilton streets, Allentown. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday.
Contributions: A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Foundation, Fort Washington, Montgomery County. 

Andrew R. Kelly
November 2, 2001
Andrew R. Kelly, 71, of Bethlehem, died Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Janet L. (Condor) Kelly. They were married for 46 years last February.
He was employed in management for Verizon, formerly Bell Telephone, Allentown, for more than 30 years before retiring in 1988.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Dean) Kelly.
He was a member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Catholic Church.
He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of the Westside Republican Club, Rosemont Fire Company, Wanderers, and Heights Athletic Association, all of Bethlehem, and the Pioneers Club of Bell of Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley.
Survivors: Wife; sons, Michael A. and Brian E., both of Bethlehem; daughter, Patricia A. Marakovits of Kutztown; sisters, Frances Brannen of Lansdale, Madeline Fogerty of Bayville, N.J.; three grandchildren.
Mass: 10 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 8:30-9:30 a.m. Monday, Downing Funeral Home, 1002 W. Broad St., Bethlehem.
Contributions: Andrew Kelly Memorial Fund at St. Luke’s Hospital, c/o the funeral home. 

Marzonello survivors
November 2, 2001
Among the survivors of Janette E. Marzonello, 79, of Burlington, N.J., formerly of Allentown, who died Tuesday, Oct. 30, are sons, David G. Hein of Limeport and James A. Hein of Mount Holly, N.J.
Their surnames were incorrect in her obituary Thursday. 

Harold Miller
November 2, 2001
Harold Miller, 66, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Beulah (Grimes) Miller.
He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Parks for many years as well as the Bethlehem Area School District and the YMCA before retiring.
Born in Hazelhurst, Miss., he was a son of Eldora (Strong) Miller of Hazelhurst and the late Virgene Miller.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church, Bethlehem, where he was senior deacon, a former trustee, senior choir member and breakfast program pioneer.
He was a member of the Central Baptist Association Layman’s League and treasurer of the Bethlehem branch of the NAACP.
Survivors: Wife; mother; stepdaughter, Tanya D. Smith in Virginia; brothers, Robert B. and Melvin C., both of Bethlehem; sisters, Elnora Vincent of Hazelhurst, Agnes Brown of La Porte, Texas, Bessie Hall of Lawton, Okla; a stepgrandson.
Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Arrangements, Pearson Funeral Home, Bethlehem.
Contributions: To the church. 

Navarro contributions
November 2, 2001
Memorial contributions for Louis R. “Shiekie” Navarro, 67, of Grovetown, Ga., formerly of Bethlehem, who died Oct. 25, may be made to CSRA Parkinson Support Group, Aiken, S.C., or to Grovetown United Methodist Building Fund, Grovetown. 

Zoltan Nemeth
November 2, 2001
Zoltan “Hunky Joe” Nemeth, 67, of Allentown, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in his home.
He was a butcher for Springfield Meats and previously worked for Hellertown Baking Co., A&B Meats, Allentown, and Lustig Meats, Quakertown.
Born in Kondorfa, Hungary, he was a son of the late George and Kathryn (Sinka) Nemeth.
He was a Catholic.
Survivors: Sons, George Z. and Gizmo, and daughter, Kathryn R., all of Allentown; brother, George of Papa, Hungary; stepson, Frank Laczo of Kondorfa.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Weber Funeral Home, 502 Ridge Ave., Allentown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday. 

Frances A. Sharpless
November 2, 2001
Frances A. Sharpless, 88, of Nazareth, formerly of the Heights section of Wilkes-Barre, Harrisburg and Easton, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Gracedale Nursing Home, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the wife of the late Edward B. Sharpless.
She worked for Pennsylvania Mutual Insurance Co. for 15 years.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Frances (Kabulis) Shergalis.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre.
She was a member of the Lithuanian Club, Lehigh Valley.
Survivors: Son, Dr. Richard E. of Easton; two grandchildren, a great-grandson.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, John W. Frank Funeral Home, 124 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. Mass, 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. 

Robert L. McFarland
November 2, 2001
Robert L. “Sonny” McFarland, 51, of 1745 Stoney Ridge Road, Palmerton, died Thursday, Nov. 1, in Palmerton Hospital. He was the husband of Doreen M. (Markell) McFarland. They were married for 20 years last April.
He was a laborer for Horsehead Resources, Palmerton, for 31 years.
Born in Coaldale, he was a son of Joyce E. (Hardy) McFarland-Neff of West Bowmanstown, Carbon County, and the late Robert M. McFarland.
He attended Faith Alive United Methodist Church, Bowmanstown.
He was a member of the Palmerton and Aquashicola fire companies, Lehigh River Trout Stocking Association and Northampton-Lehigh Counties Outdoorsman Association.
Survivors: Wife; mother; son, Robert M. of Palmerton; sisters, Diane Smith and Gail Hawk, both of Palmerton, Susan of Ashfield, Karen Hahn of Lehighton; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews.
Services: 8 p.m. Monday, Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. Call 6-8 p.m. Monday. 

Carl W. Bennett
November 2, 2001
Carl W. Bennett, 85, of 1149 Main Road, Lehighton, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of Anna (Ferko) Bennett. They were married for 51 years in August.
He was an engineer for Conrail Railroad, Lehighton, for 40 years before retiring in 1981.
Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late William J. and Ida (Doll) Bennett.
He was a member of Zion Reformed Church, Lehighton.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a first sergeant. He was a life member of American Legion Post 314, Lehighton.
He was a life member of Franklin Township and Lehighton volunteer fire companies.
Survivors: Wife; sister, Mildred Frantz, and brother, Paul, both of Lehighton; nieces, nephews.
Services: Private, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements, Miller Funeral Home, Lehighton.

Michael Boruta
November 2, 2001
Michael “Mish” Boruta, 86, of 257 Harvard Ave., Palmerton, died Thursday, Nov. 1, in Mahoning Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Mahoning Township, Carbon County. He was the husband of Martha (Oleksyn) Boruta. They were married for 47 years last November.
He worked for the the former New Jersey Zinc Co., Palmerton, as a truck loader, in the rolling mills and finally in the testing department for a total of 45 years before retiring in 1978.
Born in Packerton, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Driguliss) Boruta.
He was a member of St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Palmerton.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific theater and receiving a Purple Heart medal.
Survivors: Wife; son, Michael P. of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County; sisters, Mary Riska and Catherine Wisocky, both of Palmerton; brother, Steven of Cape Cod, Mass.; two grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton.
Graveside services: 12:30 p.m. Monday, St. Vladimir’s Lower Cemetery, Fireline Road, Palmerton.
Contributions: Church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home. 

Marguerite Imhoff
November 2, 2001
Marguerite Imhoff, 95, of Luther Crest Retirement Community, South Whitehall Township, formerly of Akron, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 1, in Luther Crest Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Imhoff.
She was a vocalist and executive secretary for the Tuesday Musical Club, Akron, Ohio, for 20 years before retiring in 1986.
Born in Germany, she was a daughter of the late George and Julie Messing.
She was a member of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, and a past member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Akron, Ohio, where she was past choir director of the youth choir.
She was a past member and past officer of the Akron Friends of Music.
Survivors: Son, Roy K. of Nutley, N.J.; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday in Jordan Lutheran Church Cemetery, Orefield. No calling hours. Arrangements, J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown.
Contributions: Jordan Lutheran Church. 

Jean Tyre Mason
November 2, 2001
Jean Tyre Mason, 93, formerly of Bedminster Township, Bucks County, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Belle Haven Nursing Home, Quakertown. She was the wife of the late Col. Gerry L. Mason.
A 1931 graduate of Skidmore College, Sarasota Springs, N.Y., she was a special education teacher for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit at the former Lincoln School, Quakertown, for nine years before retiring.
Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Philip S. and Mabel C. (Marcy) Tyre.
In 1956, she helped to reopen the Presbyterian Church at Deep Run in Bedminster Township, where she worked on various church committees, served a term as worship elder, and arranged and placed the sanctuary flowers for 35 years.
She was president of the Woman’s Club of Perkasie, 1962-1964, and a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lt. Matthew Smith Chapter, Quakertown.
Survivors: Daughter, Joanna McCormick of Bedminster Township; sister, Marjorie Sykes of Auburn, Ala.; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Peter Tyre Mason.
Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in the church. No calling hours. Arrangements, Bernard Suess Funeral Home, Perkasie.
Contributions: Grand View Hospice, Sellersville. 

Alfred G. Martin
November 2, 2001
Alfred G. Martin, 81, of Quakertown, died Thursday, Nov. 1, in his home. He was the husband of Irene E. (Detweiler) Martin. They were married for 51 years in August.
He was a custodian for Quakertown High School before retiring in 1982. Previously, he was a mason for the former Clymer Construction, Quakertown.
Born in Quakertown, he was a son of the late Levi and Mellebell (Krigor) Martin.
He was a member of the Quakertown Moose, Paletown Rod & Gun Club and the Keelersville Club.
Survivors: Wife; sons, Gerald and Allen L., both of Quakertown; daughters, Ruth D. Kline of Bethlehem, Wanda A. Wolf and Donna M., both of Quakertown, Betty L. of Sellersville; eight grandchildren, a great-grandchild.
Services: 2 p.m. Monday, C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, 821 W. Broad St., Quakertown. Call 1-2 p.m. Monday.
Contributions: Visiting Nurse Association Hospice at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. 

Mary L. Staack
November 2, 2001
Mary Louisa Staack, 49, of Aurora, Colo., died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Aurora. She was the wife of Clemens B. Staack. They were married for 29 years in August.
A registered nurse, she received her nursing diploma from St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, and an associate’s degree in accounting from Community College of Aurora.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Lila (Conrad) Vanin of Lakeland, Fla., and the late Peter Vanin.
She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Aurora, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, and an instructor for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes.
Survivors: Husband; mother; sons, Aaron and Anthony, both of Aurora; brothers, Charles and Michael, both of Center Valley, Dennis of Aurora; sisters, Gail Madonna of Louisville, Colo., Antoinette Yons of Breinigsville, Donna Koder of Coplay.
Mass: 10 a.m. Monday in the church. Arrangements, Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, Aurora.
Contributions: St. Therese tuition fund, attn: Father Bert. 

Irene J. Andrews
November 1, 2001
Irene J. Andrews, 73, of Coplay, formerly of Slatington, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in her home. She was the wife of the late Clayton Andrews.
She was a sewing machine operator for Cami Manufacturing, Slatington, for 22 years before retiring in 1990.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Ester (Jacoby) Greene.
She was of the United Church of Christ faith.
Survivors: Sons, Randy L. Edwards and James A. Edwards, both of Coplay, Barry C. Edwards of Slatington; daughters, Dorothea E. Curran of Slatington, Patricia A. Meckes of Walnutport, Debra L. DeLong of Breinigsville; sisters, Betty Remaley of Walnutport, Dolores Neff of Danielsville; 11 grandchildren, four great-granddaughters. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Edwards.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. Call 1-2 p.m. Friday. 

Margaret T. Brennan
November 1, 2001
Margaret T. Brennan, 86, formerly of 535 Turner St., Bethlehem, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late James E. Brennan.
She taught business courses at Liberty High School, Bethlehem, and in Hazleton.
Born in Jeanesville, Luzerne County, she was a daughter of the late James and Isabelle McCann.
She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
Survivors: Son, James J. of Blue Bell, Montgomery County; daughter, Anne M. of Philadelphia; a granddaughter.
Mass: 11 a.m. Monday, Holy Family Manor Chapel. Call 10-11 a.m. Monday in the chapel. Arrangements, Downing Funeral Home, Bethlehem.
Contributions: Holy Family Manor.

Augustine J. Calvo
November 1, 2001
Augustine J. Calvo, 81, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice at St. Luke’s, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Mary (Ruggiero) Calvo. They were married for 60 years on Oct. 25.
He was an electrical inspector for Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 34 years until retiring in 1982.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Roque and Petra (Martinez) Calvo.
He was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors: Wife; daughter, Nancy Solomon of Skillman, N.J.; brothers, Al of Fountain Hill, Paul of Bethlehem; five grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, David M.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Contributions: To the church or VNA Hospice at St. Luke’s.


 

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