Catasauqua Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Anthony Hien

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lehigh Township

Anthony Hien, 88, of Lehigh Township, died Aug. 3, 2017, at home. He was the husband of the late Elvira R. (Weber) Hien.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Anton and Francisca (Streifeneder) Hien.

He was a brewer for over 33 years, working at Schaefer Brewery in Brooklyn and Fogelsville.

He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant.

Thomas A. “Peach” Bowman

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Hokendauqua Athletic Association coach

Thomas A. “Peach” Bowman, 61, of Hokendauqua, died Aug. 8, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He was a son of Lila M. (Marks) Bowman and the late Richard “Dick” W. Bowman.

He was a 1974 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.

He was a deliveryman for Allen Supply and a courier for FedEx.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua.

He was a former longtime football and house league basketball coach for Hokendauqua Athletic Association.

Bernard F. Sagan Sr.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

electrician

Bernard “Ben” F. Sagan Sr., 82, formerly of Bethlehem, died Aug. 14, 2017, at his daughter’s home in Palmyra, where he was residing. He was the husband of Mary D. (Budihas) Sagan for 58 years.

Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late Stephen and Anna (Kovalchick) Saganowich.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was an electrician for the former Graphic Management Associates of Allentown for many years before he retired. Prior to that, he was a sewing machine mechanic for various businesses in the Lehigh Valley.

Carlo Anthony Fragnito

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary member

Carlo Anthony Fragnito, 48, of Whitehall Township, died Aug. 10, 2017, at Good Shepherd-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Francesca Mione Fragnito.

He was a son of the late Anthony and Ann Marie (Siska) Fragnito.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church.

He was a graduate of Whitehall High School’s Class of 1987.

Earlier in his life before his illnesses, he worked for Ritter Plumbing.

Wendy G. Brantley

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua Borough police officer

Wendy G. Brantley, 58, died recently. She was a daughter of Elsie Quinn.

She was a Dieruff High School graduate and went to Florida A&M University.

She was a meter maid and a parks department employee with the City of Allentown. She worked for the City of Allentown, Catasauqua Borough and Lafayette College police departments and for the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office.

She was a security guard for Allentown School District.

She received three awards for her work with children.

John Yost

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay Sportsman Club member

John Yost, 83, formerly of Stiles, died Aug. 14, 2017, at Whitehall Manor, Whitehall.

Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Adolph and Cecilia (Failer) Yost.

He was an U.S. Army veteran.

He was a transistor assembler for the former Lucent Technologies for many years before he retired.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Coplay.

He was a member of the Coplay Sportsman Club for many years and also Rangers Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by a brother, Alfred Yost; nieces; and nephews.

Kathleen A. Hart

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Kathleen A. Hart, 62, of Allentown, died Aug. 3, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem campus. She was the wife of Richard A. Hart for 28 years.

Born in Chicopee Falls, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Joan (Witt) Dunnigan.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Jared McMunn of Whitehall; a daughter, Tamara Hart of Allentown; a brother, Michael Dunnigan; a sister, Kelly Dunnigan; a grandson, Ashton Moore; nieces; and nephews.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua and Coplay.

Anna Gulycz

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owner of Metro and John’s Cafe

Anna (Fanok) Gulycz, 91, of North Catasauqua, died Aug. 3, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Dmytro Gulycz.

Born in Ukraine, she was a daughter of the late Petro and Helen (Kemick) Fanok.

She and her late husband were the owners and operators of Metro & John’s Cafe, North Catasauqua.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Donald Edgar Kunkel

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Donald Edgar Kunkel, 88, of Emmaus, died Aug. 10, 2017, in his home. He was the husband of Joanne (Hoffert) Kunkel for 63 years. Born in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late Barton and Dorothy Kunkel, and the stepson of the late Sarah Kunkel.

He graduated from Allentown High School in 1946 and went on to enlist in the Merchant Marines as a merchant mariner. During that time, he traveled the world.

He was employed by Lehigh Valley Dairy, Boise Cascade, and retired as a Realtor/appraiser for Riggs Real Estate in Allentown.