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Elaine M. Warren
November 1, 2001
Elaine Mildred Warren, 67, of Berryville, Ark., died Sunday, Oct. 28, in her home. She was the wife of Fay B. Warren. They were married for 40 years in June.
She was a nurse’s aide.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Philip J. and Sarah A.E. (Place) Baer.
She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church, Berryville.
Survivors: Husband; sons, Philip of Berryville, James at home; daughters, Suzanne Anderson at home, Diana Anderson of Urbanette, Ark.; brother, William in Pennsylvania; sisters, Pauline Pike, Barbara Flurer, Shirley Detweiler and Sandra Waldheiser, all in Pennsylvania, Phyllis Weierbach in Maryland; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews.
Services: Were held Oct. 31. Arrangements, Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Berryville. 

Theresa L. Takach
October 31, 2001
Theresa L. Takach, 68, of Bethlehem, died Monday, Oct. 29, in her home. She was the wife of Donald J. Takach. They were married 49 years in July.
She was a secretary for the former Western Electric, Allentown, for 25 years until retiring in 1986.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late George and Anne (Ament) Gasdaska.
She was a member of St. John Capistrano Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
She was a volunteer for St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill.
Survivors: Husband; sons, Richard J. of Bethlehem, Thomas W. of Gilbert, Ariz.; daughters, Donna M. Kidulic and Ann Marie Pammer, both of Bethlehem; brothers, George of Loveland, Colo., Robert of Bethlehem, William of Emmaus; sister, Frances Turanchik of Allentown; 11 grandchildren, a great-grandchild.
Services: 9 a.m. Friday, Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. Mass, 9:30 a.m. in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 8-9 a.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Contributions: American Heart Association, Bethlehem.

Kathryn Petryk
October 31, 2001
Kathryn Petryk, 72, of Bethlehem, died Monday, Oct. 29, in Valley Manor Nursing Center, Coopersburg. She was the wife of the late Leon Petryk.
She was a waitress for various restaurants.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late James and Pauline (Tycha) Trocyshyn.
Survivors: Son, Ronald L. of Bethlehem; brother, Elmer of Fountain Hill; two grandchildren.
Services: Private, at the convenience of the family. No calling hours. Arrangements, Cantelmi Funeral Home, Fountain Hill. 

William L. Ahrensfield
October 31, 2001
Deacon William L. Ahrensfield, 73, of Lee Street, Orwigsburg, died Monday, Oct. 29, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Genevieve C. (Fishola) Ahrensfield for 48 years.
He was supervising director of St. Francis Center, Orwigsburg, for the past year. Previously, he was an electrician for Reading Tube Co. for 13 years before retiring in 1991.
Ordained a permanent deacon by the Diocese of Allentown in 1982, he served at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Tremont, Schuylkill County, since 1989; St. Canicus Catholic Church, Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, 1986-89; Church of the Immaculate Conception, St. Clair, Schuylkill County, 1983-86, and St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Mount Carbon, Schuylkill County, and Pottsville Hospital, both 1982-83.
Born in Orwigsburg, he was a son of the late Elmer E. and Agnes M. (Hummel) Ahrensfield.
He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County.
He was an Army veteran, serving as a heavy ordnance equipment mechanic, and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, serving as a sergeant.
He received various awards from the Catholic Social Agency of the Diocese of Allentown.
Survivors: Wife; son, the Rev. Michael E. of Gordon, Schuylkill County; daughters, Debra C. of Philadelphia, Margaret M. Laperle of Keeseville, N.Y.; brother, Clayton of Newport News, Va.; sisters, Agnes Cleary of Schuylkill Haven, Jane Leymeister of Poulan, Ga., Anna Collins of San Bernardino, Calif.; nieces, nephews.
Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Ambrose Church. Call 9-10:15 a.m. Friday in the church. Arrangements, Hamilton Funeral Home, Orwigsburg.
Contributions: St. Ambrose Church. 

Elizabeth P. Angelovic
October 31, 2001
Elizabeth P. “Lib” Angelovic, 91, of 631 North St., Jim Thorpe, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Gnaden Huetten Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Lehighton. She was the wife of the late George J. Angelovic.
Born in East Mauch Chunk, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Frances (Hoehing) Bechtold.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Jim Thorpe.
Survivors: Son, John of Surprise, Ariz.; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Edward F. Melber Funeral Home, 524 Center St., Jim Thorpe. Mass, 10 a.m. Friday in the church. Call 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Contributions: St. Joseph’s Regional Academy, Jim Thorpe.

Mamie Caracio
October 31, 2001
Mamie Caracio, 90, formerly of East Bangor, died Monday, Oct. 29, in the home of her daughter, Judyann R. of Little Silver, N.J. She was the wife of the late Vincent Caracio.
She was one of the owners and founders of the former Pennsylvania Shirt Company, East Bangor, where she worked for more than 20 years before retiring.
Born in East Bangor, she was a daughter of the late Victor P. and Rose (Roma) Saveri.
She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Roseto.
Survivors: Daughters, Judyann R., Mary E. Ehrlich of Bangor; three grandsons, two great-granddaughters.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Hough Home for Funerals, 207 Market St., Bangor. Mass, 10 a.m. Friday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. 

Maria Wendelken
October 31, 2001
Maria Wendelken, 93, of Moore Township, formerly of Portland, Long Island, N.Y. and Citrus Springs, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the home of her granddaughter, Darlene Garon, with whom she resided. She was the wife of the late Karl H. Wendelken Sr.
Born in Armstorf, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Margaret (Sohl) Thomann.
She was a Lutheran.
Survivors: Daughter, Roberta A. Muhlbach of Apopka, Fla.; son, Karl H. Jr. of Shallotte, N.C.; brother, Hermann of Williston Park, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. 
Services: 1 p.m. Friday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Queens, N.Y. Call noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the church. Arrangements, George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. 

Charles J. Wenzel
October 31, 2001
Charles J. Wenzel, 74, of Effort R.1, died Monday, Oct. 29, in his home. He was the husband of Dorothy (Shupp) Wenzel. They were married for 47 years in June.
He was a truck driver for J. Edgar Smith, Jim Thorpe, for 30 years before retiring in 1990.
Born in Greenstown, Pike County, he was a son of the late Bruno and Edna Wenzel.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Effort.
Survivors: Wife; daughters, Jane Foust of Effort, Lori of Brodheadsville; two grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Kresge Funeral Home, Route 209, Brodheadsville. No calling hours.
Contributions: To the church. 

Richard B. Evans
October 31, 2001
Richard B. Evans, 82, of Souderton, formerly of Collegeville, died Sunday, Oct. 28, in North Penn Hospital, Lansdale. He was the husband of Mary Ellen (Hillegass) Evans, who died in 1999.
He was an educator in the Souderton Area School District, where he taught English in Souderton High School, 1958-63, and served as reading and English supervisor for the district for the next 21 years until retiring in 1984. Previously, he was an English teacher in Stewart Junior High School in the Norristown School District, Montgomery County, for 10 years until 1958.
A 1940 graduate of Ursinus College, Collegeville, he received a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1941.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Thomas G. and Helen (McKale) Evans.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a second lieutenant adjutant in the Asiatic and Pacific theaters, where he was in charge of a bomb disposal center on Okinawa.
Survivors: Sons, Robert B. of Alexandria, Va., Alan B. of Lexington, Mass., and Charles T. of Doylestown; brother, Joseph of Hamburg; six grandchildren.
Services: Private, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements, David R. Sadler Funeral Home, Telford.
Contributions: Indian Valley Library, Telford.

Josephine Damweber
October 31, 2001
Josephine Damweber, 92, of Whitehall Township, died Monday, Oct. 29, in the home of her daughter, Rosemarie Kasprenski of South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Louis Damweber.
She was a weaver for the former Peter Moggio, Allentown, for 45 years before retiring.
Born in Zahling, Austria, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Rose (Kurz) Goldschmid.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Whitehall.
Survivors: Daughter, Rosemarie; brother, August Goldsmith of Allentown; sister, Hilda Stano of Whitehall; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, William.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Kohut Funeral Home, 950 N. Front St., Allentown. Mass, 10 a.m. Friday in the church. Graveside services: 11:15 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery, Whitehall. Call 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Contributions: To the church, c/o the funeral home. 

Anna V. Galvin
October 31, 2001
Anna V. Galvin, 91, of Phoebe Home, Allentown, died Saturday, Oct. 27, in Phoebe Home. She was the wife of Daniel F. Galvin for 71 years.
She was an employee in the men’s shop of Orr’s, Bethlehem, and a cashier for the former Zollinger-Harned, Allentown. She also worked in the Muhlenberg Thrift Shop for more than 20 years.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Phaon and Jennie (Richenbach) Trexler.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, and its Women’s Auxiliary Board.
She was a member of the Auxiliary Board of Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She did charity work for Allentown State Hospital.
Survivors: Husband; son, Daniel P. in Florida; three grandchildren, a great-grandson. She was predeceased by a daughter, Peggy Anne Howard.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Cantelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Fountain Hill. Call 7-8:30 p.m. today.
Contributions: To the church. 

Gerlach survivors
October 31, 2001
Among the survivors of Robert W. Gerlach, 76, of Bethlehem, who died Saturday, Oct. 27, is a granddaughter.
She was incorrectly identified in his obituary Tuesday. 

Roger S. Chaloupka
October 31, 2001
Roger S. Chaloupka, 78, formerly of 407 Centennial Road, Mertztown, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Kutztown Manor. He was the husband of the late Lillian E. (Lytle) Chaloupka.
He was an industrial designer for I.A.I. Associates, North Wales, Montgomery County, for 20 years. He was a 1942 graduate of Cleveland (Ohio) College with a degree in industrial design.
Born in Lakewood, Ohio, he was a son of the late Albert and Idabelle (Coon) Chaloupka.
He was a Presbyterian.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Kutztown Senior Center.
Survivors: Sons, Bruce H. of Kailua–Kona, Hawaii, Scott A. of Allentown; brother, Glenn A. of Cleveland; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Lane E., in 1998.
Memorial services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton. No calling hours. 

Esther E. Kohler
October 31, 2001
Esther E. Kohler, 83, of 253 Kohler Hill Road, Kutztown, died Monday, Oct. 29, in her home. She was the wife of the late Walter M. Kohler.
Born in Windsor Castle Township, she was a daughter of the late Milton and Hettie (Moll) Seidel.
She was a member of Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Grimville.
Survivors: Sons, James E. of Hamburg, Joseph M. of Kutztown; daughters, Cynthia M. Moyer of Kutztown, Suzanne K. Smith of Roslyn, Montgomery County; brothers, Curtis and Elton, both of Lenhartsville, George of Hamburg, Lloyd of Ephrata, Lancaster County; sisters, Rachel Zehner of Orwigsburg, Anna Kessler of Reading; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
Services: 2 p.m. Thursday in the church. Call 1-2 p.m. Thursday in the church. Arrangements, Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Kutztown.
Contributions: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Whitehall Township. 

Theresa Kovacs
October 31, 2001
Theresa Kovacs, 95, of Bethlehem, formerly of Hellertown, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Joseph Kovacs, who died in April.
Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Laslo) Kovacs.
She was a member of St. John Capistrano Catholic Church, Bethlehem.
Survivors: Son, James E. of Bethlehem; sisters, Margaret Gorkos of Bethlehem Township, Grace Tusak of Bethlehem; brother, Eugene of Bethlehem; nieces, nephews.
Services: 12:45 p.m. Friday, Ed Madden Funeral Home, 748 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. Mass, 1 p.m. Friday in the church. Call 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Arrangements, Cantelmi Funeral Home, Fountain Hill.
Contributions: To the church. 

Andrew L. Kimmel
October 31, 2001
Andrew L. “Andy” Kimmel, 85, of Bethlehem, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall Township. He was the husband of Stella B. (Beckom) Kimmel, who died in 1998.
A graduate of Duke University, he was an accountant in the billing department of Bethlehem Steel Corp., for 20 years before retiring in the mid-1970s.
Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Andrew S. and Florence (Lloyd) Kimmel.
He was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church, Bethlehem, where he was active as a volunteer.
He was a member of the Pulaski Masonic Lodge, Pottsville.
Survivors: Son, William A. of Bethlehem; daughter, Andrea K. Moczydlowski of Orefield; three grandchildren.
Services: At the convenience of the family. Arrangements, Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem.
Contributions: To the church or a charity of one’s choice. 

Rev. Richard D. Miles
October 31, 2001
The Rev. Richard D. Miles, 82, of Allentown, died Monday, Oct. 29, in his home. He was the husband of Eleanor (Kuntz) Miles. They were married for 56 years in July.
He was an Evangelical Congregational pastor, serving in Williams Township, Freemansburg, Weissport, Palmyra, Lebanon County, Reamstown, Lancaster County, Kutztown, Adamstown, Pa., East Greenville, Hosensack, Slatington, Cetronia, Egypt, Pottstown, and Easton, from 1944 to 1991.
He was also director of the planetarium at Freedom High School for 13 years before retiring in 1984.
He received a bachelor of arts degree in theology from Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, in 1945 and a bachelor of science degree in earth and space from Kutztown University in 1969.
Born in Kreidersville, he was a son of the late William J. and Emily E. (Minnich) Miles.
He was a member of Seibert Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown.
Survivors: Wife; son, Timothy D. of Butler, Pa.; daughter, Jeanne L. of Allentown; brothers, William J. of Nazareth, Thomas C. in Florida, John B. of Allentown, Theodore J. in California; three grandchildren.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday in Seibert E.C. Church. Call 10-11 a.m. Friday in the church. Arrangements, Trexler Funeral Home, Allentown.
Contributions: Seibert E.C. Church Missionary Society. 

Edward Mergenthal Sr.
October 31, 2001
Edward R. “Mergey” Mergenthal Sr., 54, of North Ambler Street, Quakertown, died Sunday, Oct. 28, in East Penn Township, Carbon County. He was the husband of Gloria Domina-Mergenthal.
He was a chef for 25 years in South Jersey and Montgomery County before retiring. He was a graduate of the Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute, Providence, R.I.
Born in Mount Ephraim, N.J., he was a son of the late Edward J. and Rita (Lena Han) Mergenthal.
He was a member of St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, Quakertown.
He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Wallace Willard Keller American Legion Post, Quakertown
He was a member of Sellersville Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Cardinal Stritch Council 4649 of Quakertown, where he had attained the 4th degree and the Loyal Order of Turtles.
Survivors: Wife; sons, Edward, Jr. of Denton, Texas, Kevin of Blackwood, N.J., Brian of West Mont, N.J.; sisters, Judith Andeyo of Phoenix, Ariz., Rita Sullivan of Moncks Corner, S.C.; stepson, Jason Domina of Bethlehem; a grandson.
Services: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral Home, 20 N. Ambler St., Quakertown. Call 6-8 p.m. Saturday.
Contributions: Knights of Columbus, Quakertown or Beechwood Lodge, Ashfield, Carbon County. 

Thomas L. Lauer
October 31, 2001
Thomas L. Lauer, 75, of 635 Rock St., Lehighton, died Monday, Oct. 29, in Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of Dorothy R. (Rehrig) Lauer. They were married for 48 years last February.
He was a machinist for Lehighton Automotive Supply for 25 years before retiring in 1991. He was a machinist for the former Lusch Auto Parts, Lehighton, for more than 13 years.
Born in Bowmanstown, he was a son of the late Ulysses G. and Carrie I. (Campbell) Lauer.
He was a Protestant.
He was a life member of Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company.
Survivors: Wife; sons, Jack R. of Hamburg, Francis L., Steven A., and Kelly R., all of Lehighton, Michael T. of Mitchellville, Md.; daughters, Paulette J. of Pikesville, Md., Denise K. Moulthrop of Lehighton; sisters, Velma R. Bortz of Parryville, Norma Kendig of Schnecksville; eight grandchildren, a stepgrandchild. He was predeceased by a daughter, Linda L. Rehrig.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Miller Funeral Home, 137 Fairview St., Lehighton. Call 10-11 a.m. Thursday. 

Lohrman survivors
October 31, 2001
Among the survivors of Edward G. Lohrman, 63, of Allentown, who died Saturday, are his wife and sisters, Ethel Kline of Allentown and Elizabeth Beitler of Topton. 
His wife was omitted and his sisters were incorrectly identified in his obituary Tuesday.


 

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