Catasauqua Press

Friday, July 3, 2020

Ronald R. Weiner

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Church member

Ronald R. Weiner, 79, of Northampton, died May 31, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Tonya M. (Gerard) Weiner for 54 years.

Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Max and Helen (Fedor) Weiner.

He was a 1958 Whitehall High School graduate.

He was in the Army during the Vietnam era and earned a rank of PFC E-3.

He was co-owner, operator and baker of Weiner’s Bakery for more than 40 years.

He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

Evelyn J. Grammes

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

101 years old

Evelyn J. Grammes, 101, of Bethlehem and formerly of Whitehall, died June 12, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg She was the wife of the late Paul R. Grammes.

Born in Germansville, she was a daughter of the late Oscar P. and Althea M. (Wehr) Snyder.

She was a 1936 graduate of Allentown High School and a graduate of the former Henry’s Beauty School, Allentown.

She was a hairdresser at the former Hess Brothers and Lewis’s Beauty Salon, both in Allentown, for 10 years until she retired.

Josephine M. Leiby

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Annunciation Church member

Josephine M. Leiby, 95, of Whitehall, died June 3, 2020, at Westminster Village, Allentown. She was the wife of the late James K. Leiby.

Raised in Fullerton, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Pramik) Novajovsky.

She graduated from Central Catholic High School.

She was a secretary for the former Merchants National Bank for 10 years and then in the accounting office of the former Allentown Hospital for 20 years until she retired in 1988.

Irene E. McNeill

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Catholic Church member

Irene E. McNeill, 93, of Coplay, died May 29, 2020. She was the wife of the late Frederick McNeill.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Suzanna M. Cesanek.

She attended Whitehall High School.

She was a presser for Penn State Mills and a floor walker for Fuller Sportswear for more than 35 years. She later worked for Clover Department Store, Whitehall.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

Eugene “Chico” A. Mayers

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Lappawinzo Gun Club member

Eugene “Chico” A. Mayers, 78, of Orefield, died June 7, 2020, at home. He was the husband of Lois A. (Wilson) Mayers for 43 years.

Born in Mickleys, he was a son of the late Henry J. Sr. and Mamie A. (Miller) Mayers.

He was a 1960 graduate of Dieruff High School.

He worked for many years for Kenways Trucking, Whitehall; Carl Betz, Orefield; and Semmel Excavating, Allentown.

Loraine D. Steele

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Zion Lutheran Church member

Loraine D. Steele, 92, of Northampton, died May 30, 2020, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Allan Steele.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Annie (Lobach) Ritter.

She was a seamstress for J.C. Penney, Whitehall, until she retired in 1991. Before that, she worked at Bretz Cleaners, Northampton.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Northampton.

She volunteered for Meals on Wheels in Northampton County and the Northampton Food Bank and was a Girl Scout leader.

Dr. John M. McFadden

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton VFW, CWV member

Dr. John M. McFadden, 73, formerly of Bethlehem, died June 1, 2020, at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann J. (Ohl) McFadden.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John R. and Emma R. (Gotzi) McFadden.

He was a U.S. Navy corpsman attached to the Marines during the Vietnam War.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Moravian College and earned his medical doctorate at Pennsylvania College of Podiatry.

He was a podiatrist for 35 years.

William T. Walker

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

William T. Walker, 61, of Whitehall, died June 1, 2020, at his residence. He was the husband of Jodi L. (Nielsen) Walker for 11 years.

Born in Ravenna, Ohio, he was a son of Dottie (McGinnis) of West Virginia and the late William F. Walker.

He was a 1978 graduate of Somerset County Vo-Tech, Bridgewater, N.J.

He was chemical engineer and supervisor with M.G. Industries, Rahway, N.J., for 25 years until he retired.

Allen J. Repetz

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Allen J. Repetz, 69, of Catasauqua, died June 12, 2020. He was the husband of Pamela K. Repetz for 46 years.

He was a son of the late Marian G. Gearhart and John J. Repetz.

He was in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Europe from 1971 to 1973.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Brian J. and his wife Tanya; a daughter, Amy B. and her husband Jared S. Gair; and five grandchildren, Jackson C. and Sawyer S. Repetz and Addison P., Dexter S. and Piper Jane Gair.

There will be a private memorial mass at St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

Cecelia Allison Hinds

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Catasauqua

Cecelia Allison Hinds, 92, of Wynnewood and formerly of Catasauqua, died June 1, 2020, due to complications of a stroke at Cathedral Village, Andorra, Philadelphia.

She was a graduate of Ellis College High School, Newtown Square, and earned an English degree from Gettysburg College.

She was a public relations professional in Philadelphia and New York City, including PepsiCo and Scott Paper Company. She was the on-air host Miss Janet of the television show “Romper Room” on WCAU-TV and host of the “Westchester Woman” radio interview show on WFAS in New York.