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John M. Drann
November 1, 2001
John M. Drann, 90, of Schnecksville, formerly of New Milford, Susquehanna County, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall Township. He was the husband of Eleanor P. (Piller) Drann. They were married for 60 years in July.
He was a self-employed salesman in the Scranton area for 60 years before retiring.
Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Wasil and Anna (Martin) Dranchak.
Survivors: Wife; son, John P. of Wilson, Wyo.; daughters, Joanne D. Gerken, with whom he resided, Eleanor E. DeJoice of Gouldsboro, Wayne County; seven grandchildren.
Services: At the convenience of the family. No calling hours. Arrangements, Heintzelman Funeral Home, Schnecksville.
Contributions: Fellowship Manor, c/o the funeral home. 

Marion T. Detweiler
November 1, 2001
Marion T. Detweiler, 87, of Ross Township, Monroe County, formerly of Plainfield Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 31 in her home. She was the wife of the late Elwood Detweiler.
She was an assembler for Bear Automotive, Bangor, before retiring in 1979.
Born in Pen Argyl, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Lillie (Nottle) Ealey and a stepdaughter of the late Julia (Nottle) Ealey.
Survivors: Son, Robert M. of Plainfield Township; daughter, Lorene Willauer of Saylorsburg; brothers, Martin in New York, Roy and Robert, both of Plainfield Township; sister, Ruth Jimick in Florida; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Schmidt Funeral Home, 407 Belvidere St., Nazareth. Call 1-2 p.m. Friday. 

Howard M. Diehl
November 1, 2001
Howard M. Diehl, 85, of 1171 Apple Road, Quakertown, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital. He was the husband of the late Ruth V. (Strawn) Diehl.
He was a painter for US Gauge, Sellersville, for 32 years before retiring in 1981 and previously worked for Bethlehem Steel Corp. for several years.
Born in Springtown, he was a son of the late Horace C. and Florence (Moyer) Diehl.
He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pleasant Valley, Coopersburg.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 242, Quakertown, and Haycock Fire Company No. 1, where he was chief for 15 years.
Survivors: Companion, Imogene J. (Reichenbach) Croman, with whom he resided; sons, Gerald W., Ronald L. and Frederick G., all of Coopersburg, Kenneth R. of Macungie, Phillip W. of Quakertown; daughters, Phyllis L. Labs of Riegelsville, Linda R. Hertzog of Macungie, Bette L. Gleockler of Sarasota, Fla.; brother, Charles F. of Pleasant Valley; sister, Flora Bodder of Perkasie; 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, H. Donald.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the church. Arrangements, Heintzelman Funeral Home, Hellertown.
Contributions: Haycock Fire Company or to the church, both c/o the funeral home.

Hartwig services
November 1, 2001
Funeral services for Vivian A. Hartwig, 87, of 1616 Liberty St., Allentown, who died Monday, Oct. 29, will be held 2 p.m. Friday in Harding-Fox Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St., Slatington. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua. Call 1:30-2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

William T. Helfrich
November 1, 2001
William T. Helfrich, 86, of Whitehall Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Virginia M. (Kincaid) Helfrich, who died in July.
He was assistant principal for Whitehall Middle School from 1970 until retiring in 1979. Previously, he taught in Berks County for a year before becoming joining the Whitehall-Coplay School District in 1938 and teaching elementary education at Fullerton School. He then taught at Whitehall High School before becoming assistant principal in charge of curriculum in 1960. He received a bachelor’s degree in education from Kutztown University and a master’s degree in education administration from Lehigh University.
Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late Harvey G. and Gertrude B. (Warmkessel) Helfrich.
He was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, where he served as secretary of the church council for many years and was a member of the executive building committee.
He was a Coast Guard veteran.
He was a life member of Masonic Porter Lodge 284, Catasauqua.
Survivors: Nieces, nephew. He was predeceased by a son, Joseph.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Monday in the church. Arrangements, R.P. Hass Funeral Home, Whitehall.
Contributions: Church memorial fund.

Joseph A. Kirchgassner
November 1, 2001
Joseph A. Kirchgassner, 95, formerly of Miller Street, Wilson, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth. He was the husband of Florence I. (Moser) Kirchgassner. They were married for 74 years in June.
He was employed by GPU, Easton, for 48 years before retiring in 1970 as a safety director.
Born in Easton, he was a son of the late George F. and Mary L. (Promoli) Kirchgassner.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilson.
He was a past president of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and a vice president of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Safety Council.
He was a first aid instructor for the American Red Cross and a past chairman of the Northampton County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
He was honored by the Knights of Pythias Lodge 77, Easton, for his support of the highway safety campaign in 1958. He received the Presidential medal from the National Safety Council and a citation in 1957 from the Lehigh Valley Safety Council.
Survivors: Wife; son, Harvey G. of Allentown; brother, Daniel Pierson of Concord, Calif.; sister, Phoebe Weiss and Pauline, both of Nazareth, Caroline Michling of Woodstock, Ill.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson. He was predeceased by a son, Joseph A. Jr.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Ashton Funeral Home, 14th & Northampton streets, Easton. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Friday.
Contributions: To the church. 

Kovacs survivor
November 1, 2001
Among the survivors of Theresa Kovacs, 95, of Bethlehem, who died Tuesday, Oct. 30, is a great niece, Ann Bertsch of Allentown, with whom she formerly resided. She was the wife of Joseph Kovacs, who died in 1991.
Her great niece was omitted, and her husband’s date of death was incorrect, in her obituary Wednesday. 

Franklin I. Miller
November 1, 2001
Franklin I. Miller, 94, of Whitehall Township, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township. He was the husband of Florence M. (Fenstermaker) Miller for 23 years in June and of the late Kathryn (Prye) Miller.
He worked for Universal Atlas Cement, Northampton, in the lab testing cement for 35 years before retiring.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry and Catherine (Schuler) Miller.
He was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a corporal, and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7293, Egypt.
He was a past member of the Exchange Club, Northampton.
Survivors: Wife; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, John J.
Services: Private, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements, Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton.
Contributions: Church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home.

Debra Stiefel
November 1, 2001
Debra Stiefel, 44, of Bangor, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in her home. She was the wife of Danny Tindal.
Born in Irvington, N.J., she was a daughter of Janice (Troutvetter) Stiefel of Hackettstown, N.J., and the late Andrew Stiefel Jr.
Survivors: Husband; mother; daughters, Roxanne Gamiano and Kelsie, both at home; brother, Richard of Hackettstown; sister, Donna Vnenchak of Budd Lake, N.J.
Services: At the convenience of the family. No calling hours. Arrangements, James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, Bangor. 

Caroline J. Niedospial
November 1, 2001
Caroline J. Niedospial, 75, of Allentown, formerly of 904 W. Highland St., Whitehall Township, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Mountainville Assisted Living Center, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John J. Niedospial.
She was a seamstress for the former Phoenix Clothing, Allentown, for 30 years. After retiring, she had private clients for draperies, doll clothing and regular clothing.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas R. and Bertha (Niedemeyer) Ervin.
She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Allentown.
Survivors: Sons, John J. Jr. of Burlington, N.J., Frank A. of New Ringgold; stepsisters, Vivian Ervin and Betty Ervin, both in North Carolina; three grandchildren.
Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday.
Contributions: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Easton.

Andrew J. Shellock
November 1, 2001
Andrew J. Shellock, 83, of Northampton, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. He was the husband of Anna (Hertzog) Shellock. They were married for 60 years last November.
He was a carpenter for the former Coplay Cement Co. for more than 38 years until retiring in 1979.
Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Vincent and Sophie (Konopelski) Shellock.
He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Northampton.
He was a founder of the Northampton Athletic Association and was the athletic trainer and equipment manager for Northampton Area High School from 1941 until last January.
Survivors: Wife; sons, Bruce E. of Northampton, Andrew Jr. of Chalfont, Kelly of Bethlehem; brothers, John of Brynmar, N.J., Peter in North Dakota, Paul and Stanley, both of Northampton; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Ronald, in 1994.
Services: 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton. Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Contributions: Andy Shellock Memorial Fund, care of the Northampton High School athletic department. 

Olena Smulka
November 1, 2001
Olena Smulka, 86, of South Whitehall Township, formerly of New York City and Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in her home. She was the wife of the late Omelan Smulka.
Born in the Ukraine, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Aleksander and Maria Rosnecky.
She was a member of St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Byzantine Rite, Bethlehem.
Survivors: Daughters, Vera Lashchyk of Philadelphia, Oksana Kipa, with whom she resided; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
Services: 8:30 a.m. Monday, Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front St., Allentown. Divine Liturgy, 9:15 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday, Resurrection Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Contributions: Ukrainian Museum in New York, c/o the funeral home. 

Cecelia Seitz, 100
November 1, 2001
Cecelia Seitz, 100, of Trexlertown, formerly of East Susquehanna Street, Allentown, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. She was the wife of the late Anthony Seitz.
Born in Heiligen Kreuz, Austria, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Cecelia (Frantz) Gaal.
She was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown.
Survivors: Brother, Julius in Austria; nephew.
Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Weber Funeral Home, 1619 Hamilton St., Allentown. Call 9-10 a.m. Friday. 

Harold A. Shaw
November 1, 2001
Harold A. Shaw, 82, of Phillipsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Easton Hospital.
He was a baker for Nabisco, Kansas City, Mo.
Born in Phillipsburg, he was a son of the late Abraham and Margaret (Woodruff) Shaw.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors: Son, Robert in Arizona; daughter, Frances of Phillipsburg; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
Services: Private. Arrangements, Finegan Funeral Home, Phillipsburg.

Arthur H. Stout
November 1, 2001
Arthur H. Stout, 87, of East Bangor, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in his home. He was the husband of Amanda J. (Frutchey) Stout. They were married for 63 years in June.
He was police chief for Upper Mount Bethel Township for 10 years before retiring in 1978 and previously for East Bangor for 12 years. Before that, he was employed by Commonwealth Telephone Co. for 21 years.
Born in East Bangor, he was a son of the late Henry and Mary (Longyhore) Stout.
He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Johnsonville.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a member of E.H. Evans American Legion Post 378, Bangor.
He was a life member of the Slate Belt Police Association, Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, Mid-Eastern Pennsylvania Police Chief’s Association, and East Bangor Volunteer Fire Company.
He was a Mount Bethel Volunteer Fire Company Merit Award honorary lifetime social member, and a member of Fraternal Order of Police Le-Hampton Lodge 35 and Slate Belt AARP.
Survivors: Wife; daughter, Patty Williams of Bangor; two granddaughters, three great-grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Reed/Gaffney Funeral Home, 4 Lillian Lane, Johnsonville. Call 10-11 a.m. Saturday.
Contributions: To the church. 

Elio M. Uliana
November 1, 2001
Elio M. Uliana, 76, of Middletown Road, Pen Argyl, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in his home. He was the husband of Norma (Zanchettin) Uliana. They were married for 55 years in September.
He was a former partner in Uliana Contractors, Pen Argyl, for 28 years and a former owner and founder of Elio Construction, Pen Argyl.
Born in Godega, Italy, he was a son of the late Giacamo and Rosa (DaRe) Uliana.
He was a member of St. Roch’s Catholic Church, West Bangor.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion and participating in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of Charles Nelson Lobb American Legion Post 502, Pen Argyl.
He was a former member of the Plainfield Township Planning Commission and the Pen Argyl Area School Authority.
He was a former member of the Bangor Elks and the Pen Argyl Exchange Club.
He was a pitcher in the Blue Mountain League and pitched fast-pitch softball for the West Bangor Tigers. He played in quoit leagues, dart leagues, and golfed and bowled in several leagues. He was a former Little League umpire.
He started the “painting of the green footsteps to Bangor” for the Bangor-Pen Argyl football game and the “blue chicken” for the Pen Argyl-Nazareth football game.
Survivors: Wife; sons, James of Nazareth, Elio and David, both of Pen Argyl; sister, Eleanor Pagotto of Pen Argyl; daughters, Mary of Pen Argyl, Laura Counterman of Wind Gap, Dina Manoway of Nazareth; brother, James of Bangor; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Albino.
Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 126 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl. Call 7-9 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday.
Contributions: Northampton County Junior Conservation School, Easton, or Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. 

Helen I. Streebin
November 1, 2001
Helen I. Streebin, 92, of Germansville, formerly of Bedford, Iowa, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Cecil V. Streebin.
She was a home economist for the Mount Ayr, Iowa, county extension office for several years. Previously, she was county recorder for Taylor County, Iowa, for four years.
Born in Stanhope, Iowa, she was a daughter of the late William R. and Anna (Kent) East.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bedford.
Survivors: Sons, Leale of Norman, Okla., Lyndell of Blockton, Iowa; daughter, Dorla Hullinger, with whom she resided; 17 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a daughter, Karen Larison.
Services: Will be held in Bedford. Arrangements, Keller Funeral Home, Fogelsville. 

Harry E. Worman
November 1, 2001
Harry E. Worman, 96, of Wilson, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Katharine (Michael) Worman.
He was employed by Ingersoll-Rand, Phillipsburg, for 43 years before retiring in 1970.
Born in Alpha, he was a son of the late Martin and Mary J. (Gledhill) Worman.
He was a member of Memorial United Church of Christ, Wilson.
Survivors: Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy of Broken Arrow, Okla., Harriet Vespa of Frisco, Texas; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. No calling hours. Arrangements, Strunk Funeral Home, Wilson.
Contributions: To the church.

Margaret C. Goranson
November 1, 2001
Margaret C. Goranson, 84, of 6134 Shepherd Hills Ave., Allentown, died Sunday, Oct. 28, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Herbert A. Goranson.
Born in Lancaster, N.H., she was a daughter of the late Ronald and Gertrude (Sullivan) Colby.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Orefield.
She was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the WAVES. She also was an instrument instructor for students in Navy flight training.
Survivors: Husband; son, Mark of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren.
Memorial service: Private, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements, Veterans Cremation Society, Harrisburg.
Contributions: To the church.


 

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