Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Mary A. Ervin

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

100 years old

Mary A. Ervin, 100, formerly of Walnutport and Northampton, died Jan. 7, 2020, at Gracedale Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Ralph H. Ervin for 57 years.

Born in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Oscar D. and Savannah (Schlegel) Shiffer.

She was a seamstress at various mills for several years. She later worked at the former Miller’s Department Store, Northampton, and at the Northampton Area Public Library.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

Robert H. Teets

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church member

Robert H. Teets, 91, of Catasauqua and formerly of Whitehall, died Jan. 11, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Shirley M. (Millhime) Teets of Catasauqua.

Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Willard A. and Helen L. (Heimbach) Teets.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II.

He was a surveyor for the Pennsylvania Highway Department. He was a draftsman for Alcoa and retired from Fuller Company.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Northampton; and the former St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

Martin L. Edelman

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Martin L. Edelman, 74, of Northampton, died Jan. 13, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Florence Anna (Roth) for 52 years.

Born in Howertown, he was a son of the late Harvey and Minnie (Muschko) Edelman.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army.

He worked for Canteen Vending for many years.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton, and served as vice president on church council.

He was the secretary at Zion Stone Cemetery.

Marie A. Keiser

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Marie A. Keiser, 84, of Whitehall, died Jan. 12, 2020, at Fellowship Manor. She was the wife of the late Charles D. Keiser for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Ganci) DeSordi.

She was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, where she volunteered in the rectory for many years.

Frank S. Skrapits

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Frank S. Skrapits, 91, of Walnutport, died Jan. 7, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Elaine M. (Walters) Skrapits for 66 years.

Born in Walnutport, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Jurasits) Skrapits.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1949.

He co-owned and operated, with his wife, the former Frank’s Market, Walnutport, for 12 years before he retired in 1983. He was a drill press operator from 1950 to 1971 for Purolator Oil Filter Company, Allentown.

Janice I. Nervine

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua Women’s Club member

Janice I. Nervine, 94, of Catasauqua, died Jan. 13, 2020, at ManorCare, Bethlehem.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Charlotte (Manley) Harteg.

She was a graduate of Catasauqua High School and the Allentown General Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a nurse for many years until she retired.

She was a member of the Catasauqua Women’s Club, Catasauqua Garden Club and the Allentown School of Nursing alumni association. She was a writer.

She is survived by two sons, James A. and Thomas H.; and a great-niece, Janice Dunnigan.

John P. Schwoyer

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua High School graduate

John P. Schwoyer, 66, of Allentown, died Jan. 10, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.

He was a son of the late Karl Oliver and Anna Marie (Keeney) Schwoyer.

He was a 1971 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

He worked in maintenance for All American Graphic Screen Printing, Allentown.

He is survived by two sisters, Linda Schwoyer with George of Slatington and Sharon Landis and her husband Carl of North Catasauqua; a brother, David and Rebecca of Ormrod; and three nieces and nephews, Rebecca Ann Bodnar, Eric Landis and Gabriel Schwoyer.

William C. Miller Sr.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s United Church of Christ member

William C. Miller Sr., 90, of Whitehall, died Jan. 9, 2020, at his daughter’s home. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Whitmoyer) Miller for 57 years.

Born in Berwick, he was a son of the late Elmer and Dora (Gibbs) Miller.

He worked for Wise Foods for 40 years before he retired in 1991.

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

Ruth E. Poppe

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Ruth E. (Fisher) Poppe, of Whitehall, died Dec. 26, 2019, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. She was the wife of Donald C. Poppe for 57 years.

Born in Carlisle, she was a daughter of Raymond William Fisher Sr. and the late Barbara Ann Elizabeth Laughman. She was raised by her Aunt Mary Mae and Uncle James Allen De Lancey.

She was a 1954 Carlisle High School graduate, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated from Shippensburg College.

She was a secretary for several years and a business education teacher at Parkland High School.

Jordan J. Sukanick

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Lappawinzo Fish and Game member

Jordan “Gordy” J. Sukanick, 86, of Whitehall and formerly of Allentown, died Jan. 4, 2020, at home. He was the husband of Judy M. (Campanaro) Sukanick for 63 years.

Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Andrew and Mary (Fedor) Sukanick.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict and was on the icebreaker USS Atka.

He was a maintenance supervisor for Matlack and MTS trucking companies.

He was a member of Teamsters Local 773, Whitehall, and a life member of Lappawinzo Fish and Game, Northampton.