Catasauqua Press

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Brian D. Meck

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Brian D. Meck, 61, of Northampton, died Feb. 27, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Sharon R. (Jacobs) Meck for 14 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Donald D. and Joan A. (Litzenberger) Meck.

He was a SP4 in the Army from 1976 until 1980.

He was an HVAC service technician with Steamfitters Local Union 420, Philadelphia, for 16 years until he retired in 2009.

Elizabeth Lazenka-Crouse

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Elizabeth “Betty” J. (Lahner) Lazenka-Crouse, 93, formerly of Treichlers, died March 2, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Frank A. Lazenka and of the late Norman J. Crouse.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Oberacher) Lahner.

She was in retail sales for more than 20 years at Sears, Roebuck and Company, Abington.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville, where she volunteered for the yearly bazaar.

Roxane V. Longenbach

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Potts Doggie Shop

Roxane V. Longenbach, 59, of Whitehall, died Feb. 22, 2017. She was the wife of Richard A. Longenbach.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Gloria (Kreglow) Lynn.

She worked at Potts Doggie Shop, Northampton.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Rafe M. and Ross G.; a granddaughter, Rayna; two sisters, Diana Silvius and Melissa and her husband Jerry Meltsch; nieces; and nephews.

John Weber

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Cross Country Clothes

John Weber, 94, of Northampton, died Feb. 16, 2017, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Szabina (Rabold) Weber.

Born in Grossdorf, Austria, he was a son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Kuzmitch) Weber. He worked at Cross Country Clothes for 30 years.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church.

He is survived by a son, John; two daughters, Rose and her husband Edward Bendekovitz and Mary and her husband Richard Leitold; and four grandchildren, Monica, Eric and his wife Nicole, Kelsea and Rick.

Irene A. Megargell-Hess

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter’s UCC member

Irene A. (Woodring) Megargell-Hess, 99, formerly of Northampton and of the Devon House, Allentown, died Feb. 24, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. She was the wife of the late George M. Megargell and the late Kervin R. Hess.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Walter W. and Bertha (Traugher) Woodring.

She was a trimmer for the former Cross County Clothes-Botany 500 Group, Northampton, for more than 28 years until she retired in 1982.

She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Seemsville.

Edwin H. Marsteller

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Penn Allen Glass past employee

Edwin H. Marsteller, 86, of The Villages at Lady Lake, Fla., died Feb. 26, 2017. He was the husband of Evelyn R. (Carl) Marsteller for 63 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Wallace and Reda (Christman) Marsteller.

He was an Emmaus High School graduate.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was employed by Penn Allen Glass until he took retirement.

He was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Allentown.

Hermina Ivankovits

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Coplay

Hermina Ivankovits, 89, formerly of Coplay, died in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Feb. 27, 2017. She was the wife of the late August L. Ivankovits.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Theresa (Polzer) Marth.

She was a graduate of Northampton High School.

She worked for 30 years for the former Western Electric, Allentown, until she retired.

She was, while in Houston after her retirement, involved with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

Leona Brazil

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Danielsville

Leona “Sally” Eilene Brazil, 85, of Danielsville, died Feb. 19, 2017. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Brazil.

Born in Arena, N.D., she was a daughter of Romanian immigrants, David and Freda (Grasley) Schock.

A Jehovah’s Witness minister’s wife, she volunteered with the denomination’s international headquarters staff for 28 years. She served in California, Missouri, New York and Nevada. She played the guitar and the piano and sang.

Fern A. Gilly

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Coplay

Fern A. Gilly, 94, formerly of Bethlehem, died March 4, 2017, at her residence at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Michael F. Gilly.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John D. and Margaret (Brewen) Artz.

She was a 1942 Liberty High School graduate.

She worked in packaging and assembly for B. Braun Medical, Bethlehem, for many years before she retired. During World War II, she worked in the offices of Bethlehem Steel.

She was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua, for many years.