Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Edward H. Randolph

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Edward H. Randolph, 81, of Whitehall, died Nov. 8, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Lorraine A. (Mason) Randolph for 58 years.

Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Artinger) Randolph.

He was in the National Guard.

He worked in production at Mack Trucks for more than 30 years before retiring. Before that, he worked a variety of jobs in the Lehigh Valley.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for many years.

The Rev. Michael J. Bodnyk Sr.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church pastor

The Rev. Michael J. Bodnyk Sr., 68, of Orefield, died peacefully Nov. 7, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife, Sandra L. (Smith) Bodnyk, were married 44 years on Feb. 8.

Born Dec. 5, 1950, in Allentown, Pastor Mike, as he was known, was the son of the late Dorothy I. (Shankweiler) Bodnyk and the late Lt. Col. Metro Bodnyk, U.S.A.F., retired.

Francis J. Kucherich

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

local baseball coach

Francis J. Kucherich, 92, formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Somishka) Kucherich.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Irene (Rochen) Kucherich.

He was a 1945 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was an electrician for Mack Trucks for many years.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Stiles.

He coached Stiles AA and Coplay Connie Mack baseball. His team won the 1974 state championship.

David ‘Zeke’ Lyster Lahr

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

earned juris doctorate degree

David “Zeke” Lyster Lahr, 68, died Nov. 2, 2019, in Allentown.

He was a son of the late David Truman and Dorothy Lyster Lahr.

He was a 1969 Kutztown Area High School graduate. He attended William and Mary College and earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Kutztown University in 1975. He earned a juris doctorate degree at West Virginia University in 1981. He passed the Pennsylvania bar exam immediately after.

James J. Eline

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Hickory Grove Greenhouses owner

James J. Eline, 66, of Whitehall, died Nov. 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Jann M. (Harakal) Eline for 40 years.

He was a son of the late Paul H. Sr. and Mildred A. (Barrett) Eline.

He was a 1971 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

He was the owner and president of Hickory Grove Greenhouses, North Catasauqua.

Sandra M. German

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Moore Township

Sandra M. German, 74, of Schnecksville, died Nov. 4, 2019, in her home.

Born in Moore Township, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mabel (Hawk) German.

She was an assembler at Allen Organ Company, Macungie, for 50 years before retiring in 2013.

She was a life member of Central Grange 1650, Germansville, and a member of Community Fire Company No. 1, Schnecksville.

Roland Paul Grieshammer

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Hanover Township

Roland Paul Grieshammer, 91, of Hanover Township, died Nov. 2, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Ruthann (Plata) Grieshammer and the late Frances (Kennedy) Grieshammer.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Albert and Freda (VandeGess) Grieshammer.

He was in the U.S. Navy.

He graduated from Bellport High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at Hofstra University and a master’s degree in physics at Aldelphi University.

Larry R. Krautsack Sr.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Larry R. Krautsack Sr., 79, of Whitehall, died Nov. 9, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Louise (Shambo) Krautsack for 51 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late William R. Sr. and Arlene I. (Schaeffer) Krautsack.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Larry Jr. and his wife Tonya, Kevin, Janice Acevedo and her husband Angel and Keith; eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; a brother, Albert; and a sister, Elaine Majercak and her husband Paul.

Services are private.

Mary K. Fritzinger

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Mary K. Fritzinger of Whitehall, died Nov. 1, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Alfred H. Fritzinger Sr.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of Frank and Julia (Ferkovich) Kumernitsky.

She was a 1955 graduate of Whitehall High School where she was an honor society member.

She retired from Bell Telephone in 1986. She owned, managed and operated several family-run companies with her family and late husband until 1994.