Catasauqua Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Cheryl L. Lerch

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Cheryl L. Lerch, 74, of Whitehall, died May 30, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Charles P. Lerch.

She was a daughter of the late Alfred and Theresa (Mehallick) Keiser.

She was a cashier for Top Star Express for 10 years until she retired.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Ruth A. and her husband Ronald Keschl and Patricia A. and her husband Vernon Mann.

She was predeceased by a brother, Richard G.M. Keiser.

Contributions may be made to Northampton Wrestling Club, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Margaret I. Kostenbader

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Northampton

Margaret I. Kostenbader, 89, of Nazareth, died Aug. 6, 2019, at Moravian Hall Square Retirement Community, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Walter E. Kostenbader Jr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Maude (Heller) Ruloff.

She was a member of Schoeneck Moravian Church, Nazareth.

She is survived by a son, Kurt W. and his wife Diane of Bayonne, N.J.; a daughter, Kay M. and her husband Phillip Joseph of Sussex, N.J.; and two grandchildren, Emma and Marc Kostenbader.

Lorraine K. Miller

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Schnecksville

Lorraine K. Miller, 84, of Schnecksville, died Aug. 6, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of Myles A. Miller Jr. for 42 years.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Herman Kresge and Mary Jane (Davis) Kresge Rothrock.

She retired in 1994 from Lucent Technologies, formerly Western Electric, after 35 years.

A charter member of Calvary Baptist Church, South Whitehall, she participated in weekly Bible study and volunteered at the Allentown soup kitchen.

Additionally, she was a member of the Upper Lehigh Lioness Club for more than 20 years.

Anthony Makris

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton American Legion member

Anthony “Tony” Makris, 90, of Easton, died July 28, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Patricia (Rush) Makris for 23 years and of the late Harriet Dexter (Ballweg) Makris.

Born in Bayonne, N.J., he was a son of the late Alex and Angela (Hartacolis) Makris.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a disabled American veteran.

Marianna B. Trout

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Marianna B. Trout, 95, of Whitehall, died Aug. 4, 2019, at Manor Care, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Kermit H. Trout.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Hodge) Tognoli.

She was a 1942 graduate of Whitehall High School.

She owned and operated a hair salon for many years.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

Ronald W. Lokay

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption of the BVM Church member

Ronald W. Lokay, 77, of Northampton, died Aug. 7, 2019, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Patti (Miko) Lokay for 56 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William and Susan A. (Nederostek) Lokay.

He was an airman second class in the U.S. Air Force Security Services — the Silent Warriors.

He was a computer operator at Mack Trucks, from which he retired after 33 years, and where he was a union steward. He then worked part-time for H&R Block. He was a videographer and operated Ron Lokay Productions.

CMS News: New student orientation is Aug. 21 at middle school

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in School

Fifth-grade and new student orientation is scheduled for 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 21. Students will meet their teachers and learn more about Catasauqua Middle School.

Transportation will be provided for bus students on this day.

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Reminder: The fifth-grade locker night will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

Students will practice opening their lockers and take an informal tour of the building via a scavenger hunt.

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The first day of school for students is Aug. 26. Doors open 7:40 a.m., and students need to be in homeroom by 7:47 a.m.