Catasauqua Press

Monday, July 13, 2020

Helena Spitzer

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Helena Spitzer, 61, of Bethlehem, died June 3, 2020, at Chesnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Anton and Pauline (Garger) Spitzer.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

She is survived by two sisters, Paula Schleicher and Christine Norcross and her husband Charles; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

Services are private.

Contributions may be made to Life Path, 3500 High Point Blvd., Bethlehem, 18017.

Arrangements were made by Reichel Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.

Theresa H. Lauser

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

The Winding Brook owner

Theresa H. Lauser, 82, of Coplay, died June 1, 2020, after a battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late Paul P. Lauser for 46 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of Joseph J. and Rose K. (Schlafer) Gober, originally of Austria-Hungary.

She owned The Winding Brook, Whitehall, for 32 years. Before that, she owned and operated Miller’s Diner, Northampton, with her husband.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukranian Catholic Church, Northampton.

George M. Neupauer

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

George M. Neupauer, 85, of Kirkland Village, Bethlehem, and formerly of Northampton, died June 3, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Mary A. (Walakovits) Neupauer for 55 years.

Born in Egypt, he was a son of the late Samuel W. and Sophia (Makovsky) Neupauer.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Moravian College in 1962 and a master’s degree in education from Lehigh University in 1968.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

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.