Frank “Daunch” M. Serensits, 80, of Northampton, died July 13, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Elaine (Williams) Serenstis for 51 years.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late August and Anna (Malits) Serensits.
He was in the U.S. Army.
He worked at A&B Meats for 18 years and then in the produce department of Laneco, in both Nazareth and Coplay, until he retired.
He was a member of Assumption of the B.V.M. Church and of its Holy Name Society for many years.
Margaret H. Smith, 76, of Bethlehem, died July 11, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Arthur Kleppinger and Earl Smith.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Caroline (Updegrove) Scheller.
She is survived by a son, John Kleppinger of Allentown; a sister, Barbara Edwards of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward H. and Albert T. Scheller; and four sisters, Bernice Askins, Ruth Ann Long, Minnie Mae Zimmerman and Cathy Riedel.
Avery M. Ziegenfus, 22, of Jim Thorpe, died July 9, 2017, in East Penn Township, Carbon Coun- ty.
Born in Lehighton, he was a son of Kelly A. and Kim D. (Schaffer) Ziegenfus of Penn Forest Township.
He was a forklift operator in the shipping department of Arlington Plastics Company, Scranton, and later in the detail department of Tom Hesser Nissan, Dunmore.
He attended St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Towamensing.
Margaret “Peg” J. Barrington, 89, of Whitehall, died July 10, 2017. She was the wife of the late Edward F. J. Barrington for 40 years.
She was a daughter of the late Frank A. and Helen Flynn.
She is survived by her caregiver and friends.
Contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 4000, Development Office, Allentown, 18105; or to St. John Fisher Catholic Church, 1229 Third St., North Catasauqua, 18032.
Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.
Magdalen Garrison, 73, of Coplay, died July 9, 2017, at Blough Nursing Home, Bethlehem. Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Lamb) Kaich. She was the wife of Herbert Garrison for 54 years.
She was a 1961 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.
She worked at the Bon-Ton distribution center for 11 years. She was a secretary at St. Peter Catholic Church, Coplay, for 23 years.
John E. Gulla Jr., 81, of Northampton, died July 13, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital — Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Wolfer) Gulla for 60 years.
Born in Ormrod, he was a son of the late John and Catherine (Romanic) Gulla.
He worked at GAF and Tarkett for 42 years.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church where he was a pierogie volunteer.
He was a vice president of Local 691 for many years. He was a member of the Friendly Fifties and of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Club.
Janet J. Jones, 76, of Laurys Station and formerly of Walnutport, died July 11, 2017, at her granddaughter’s home in Slatington. She was the wife of the late Barry L. Jones for 43 years.
Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Julie (Kanas) Woginrich.
She was a 1959 graduate of Northampton High School and attended St. Luke’s School of Nursing.
She was employed by Easton Hospital for several years. In retirement, she assembled retail product displays.
Mary A. Marakovits, formerly of Coplay, died July 8, 2017, at her residence.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary R. (Csencits) Marakovits.
She was for many years a quiller for area textile mills.
She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, where she was a member of the altar and rosary society and was on the funeral choir.
She volunteered for the Lehigh County Meals on Wheels and the former Allentown Osteopathic Hospital.
She is survived by friends Rita and Thomas Doherty.
Sandra “Sam” Lee Zangari, 63, of Lehighton, died July 1, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Fred J. Zangari Sr. for 21 years.
Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Faye (Schaffer) Hendershot.
Gregory P. Farkas, 69, of Northampton, died July 4, 2017, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. He was the husband of Faye M. (Smith) Farkas.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Louis and Ella (Frantz) Farkas.
He was a 1965 graduate of Dieruff High School.
He was in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
He was an ad builder for 36 years for the Morning Call, from which he retired in 2008.