Catasauqua Press

Friday, March 22, 2019

Martha L. Rummel

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

WCSD substitute teacher

Martha L. Rummel, 75, of Whitehall, died March 14, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Fred G. Rummel for 49 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth (Hahn) Lauser.

She was a 1961 graduate of Whitehall High School. She earned a degree from Kutztown State Teachers College and a master’s degree in education from Lehigh University.

Dorothea Daubert

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Tama Manufacturing garment inspector

Dorothea “Dottie” Daubert, 73, of Summit Hill, died March 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Robert W. Daubert for 41 years.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Leo and Dorothy (Stednitz) Seier.

She was a garment inspector for the former Tama Manufacturing, Northampton, for many years before retiring.

She was a member of the Social Butterflies running group dedicated to raising money for cancer research.

Margaret A. Baker

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall Township Public Library volunteer

Margaret A. Baker, 89, of North Whitehall Township, died March 14, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Dale R. Baker for 64 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Pavlik) Regec.

She was a 1947 graduate of Whitehall High School.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

She was a volunteer at Whitehall Township Public Library. She was a member of the Whitehall AARP.

Joanne E. Kuntz

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Hope Lutheran Church member

Joanne E. Kuntz, 84, of Northampton, died March 11, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Arnold C. Kuntz for 64 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Kermit Haldeman and Catherine (Berg) Haldeman.

She was a Northampton Area High School graduate.

She was a part-time clerk for the former Northampton Hardware for two years. Before that, she worked at the former Miller’s Department Store for five years and the former Coleman’s Department Store for three years, all in Northampton.

Catherine E.A. Knauss

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Catherine E.A. Knauss, 81, of Bath, died March 12, 2019, at her home. She was the wife of the late Russell W. Knauss.

Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Buskirk Sr. and Kathryn (Wutcher) Buskirk.

She was a garment worker for 20 years at Mary Fashion Manufacturing, Bath, before retiring in 1989. She then worked for eight years in the bakery department of Weis Market, Bethlehem.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton.

Dale T. Krum Sr.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Dale T. Krum Sr., 83, of Schnecksville, died March 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Bertha M. (Wirth) Krum for 51 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Norman E. Sr. and Helen M. (Hertzog) Krum.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was an assembler at Mack Trucks for 28 years before retiring in 1998. Before that, he was an auto mechanic.

He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall.

Ulysses “Junior” Conner Jr.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Ironton Rail Trail volunteer

Ulysses “Junior” Conner Jr., 76, of Whitehall, died March 13, 2019. He was, for 54 years, the life partner of Shirley (Ruth) Conner.

He was a son of the late Ulysses Conner Sr. and Blanche (Bauman) Conner.

He was a carpenter, corrections officer, county sheriff’s department, county constable, photographer and Whitehall High School security officer.

He had a deep passion for cycling, and he devoted much of his time to the Ironton Rail Trail.

Irene S. Borger

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Area Lioness Club officer

Irene S. Borger, 70, of Northampton, died March 14, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Richard L. Borger for 53 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Stella (Slupski) Harder.

She was a graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School and attended Lehigh County Community College.

She worked for ABF Freight Systems, Allentown, before retiring in 1997 due to illness.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Gladys Bowen

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church member

Gladys Bowen, 96, formerly of Catasauqua, died March 10, 2019, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Sterling (Duffy) Bowen for 69 years.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she once sang in the choir.

She and her husband delivered food for Meals on Wheels for 20 years.