Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Stephen J. Deutsch

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Stephen J. Deutsch, 91, of Allentown, died Aug. 1, 2018, at Country Meadows, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Helen B. (Billig) Deutsch.

Born in Kreidersville, he was a son of the late Steffan and Mary (Stutzenberger) Deutsch.

He was a 1945 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was a World War II veteran and was in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He was a supermarket refrigeration specialist and worked for 22 years for R.L. Eggert Refrigeration Company, Irvington, N.J., until he retired in 1992.

Dale T. Fenstermaker

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Good Shepherd volunteer

Dale T. Fenstermaker, 84, of Allentown, died July 29, 2018, in his home.

Born in North Whitehall Township, he was a son of the late Tilghman and Hattie E. (Bear) Fenstermaker.

He was a laborer for Grim Sanitation Company, Ironton.

He attended Jordan United Church of Christ, Walberts.

He volunteered at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown.

He is survived by two sisters, Dolores M. and her husband Leroy Bogert of Germansville and Lois A. Muth of Northampton; nieces; nephews; and his caregiver, Debra K. Brueckner, with whom he resided.

Louis R. Hacker

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Louis R. Hacker, 98, of Coplay, died July 24, 2018, at Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton. He was the husband of Emma R. (Stangl) Hacker for 71 years.

Born in North Coplay, he was a son of the late Joseph and Julia (Pfiefer) Hacker.

He was an U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was a control room operator for Firestone and Occidental Petroleum, Pottstown, for many years until he retired in 1984.

He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

Alean A. McCloskey

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Alean “Abby” A. McCloskey, 76, of Northampton, died July 30, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph “Buck” B. and Elsie A. (Bartholomew) McCloskey.

She was a data entry clerk for the former Daytimers for 16 years until she retired. Before that, she worked for General Electric.

She is survived by nieces; nephews; a friend, Sally Fink of Northampton; and three godchildren, Wendy Walls, Gregory Fink and Jason Stanton.

Ronald N. Sterner

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

active with Whitehall Fire Police

Ronald N. Sterner, 70, of Whitehall, died Aug. 3, 2018. He was the husband of Rosalie A. (Krajczar) Sterner for 44 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Norman R. and Joyce B. (Peters) Sterner.

He was an U.S. Navy veteran.

He was active with the Whitehall Fire Police and with Fullerton Fire Company No. 1.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Jane and her husband Jeff Lamm of Emmaus and their family.

Contributions may be made to Fullerton American Legion Post 367, 609 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall, 18052.

Margaret C. Martin

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Margaret C. Martin, 93, of Whitehall, died July 31, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Martin.

Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Royal O. and Helen “Ellen” D. (McNulty) Eardley.

She attended Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She worked at the former Lehigh Structural Steel Company, Allentown. Before that, she worked at the General Ribbon Mill.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall. Before that, she was a member of the former St. Lawrence Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

James E. Kovacs

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption of the BVM Church member

James E. Kovacs, 82, of North- ampton, died Aug. 4, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Constance “Connie” B. (Pisklak) Kovacs for 58 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Souver) Kovacs.

He was a 1953 graduate of Hellertown High School.

He was in the U.S. Army, stationed in Munich, Germany, from 1954-56 as a cryptographer.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business at Moravian College.

Gloria J. Koehler

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wind Gap

Gloria J. Koehler, 73, of Wind Gap, died July 24, 2018, at Hospice House of the VNA at St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Howard S. Koehler.

Born in Bushkill Center, she was a daughter of the late Edward Detweiler and Anna (Snyder) Mack of Nazareth.

She was a proof reader for the Orange County Register newspaper, Santa Anna, Calif., for five years before she retired in 1995. She also was a part-time nurse’s aide at Walden III care facility and at The Chicken Shack.

R. Daniel Goodin

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

R. Daniel “Dan” Good- in, 77, of Whitehall, died July 24, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann (Maiatico) Goodin for 54 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Leonard F. and Beatrice Leamy Kleinhans Goodin.

He was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

He was an optician with the family business, the former L.F. Goodin Optician, Allentown. He retired from Allentown Optical in 2016.

He was a longtime parishioner of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall, where he was a choir member.

Donna M. Procanyn

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Area Senior High School graduate

Donna M. Procanyn, 50, of Dingmans Ferry, died July 28, 2018, at the Inpatient Hospice Unit of Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. She was the fiancee of Edward S. Tudge, with whom she resided.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of William and Louise (Balliet) Procanyn of Northampton.

She was a graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School.

She was a bookkeeper for over 15 years for Koch 33, Easton.

In addition to her fiance and parents, she is survived by three sons, Jared, Evan and Nicholas Tudge.

She was predeceased by an infant sister.