Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Thelma “Sue” H. Sturdik

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Thelma “Sue” H. Sturdik, 79, of Walnutport, died Jan. 31, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Lehighton. She was the wife of the late Laurence Sturdik Sr.

Born in McKeansburg, she was a daughter of the late Alfred S. and Minerva E. (Moyer) Mervine.

She was a 1957 graduate of Blue Mountain High School.

She was a certified nursing assistant at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem, until she retired in 2009. She owned and operated Sue’s Ceramic Shop, Treichlers. She was an artist known for her paintings and drawings.

Evelyn R. Marsteller

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

self-employed dog groomer

Evelyn R. Marsteller, 85, of Macungie and formerly of Florida, died Jan. 30, 2019. She was the wife of the late Edwin H. Marsteller for 63 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Aaron D. Sr. and Clara (Berky) Carl.

She was an Allentown High School graduate.

She was a self-employed dog groomer for many years.

She was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church.

Arlene M. Forner

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua Women’s Club member

Arlene M. Forner, 91, of Whitehall, died Jan. 10, 2019, at her residence at Fellowship Terrace. She was the wife of the late Harold J. Forner.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Minnie (Tatarsky) Ferenchak.

She was a 1944 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church of the Annunciation, Catasauqua.

She was a member of the Catasauqua Women’s Club for many years.

Frank J. Troxell Sr.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Catasauqua High School principal

Frank J. Troxell Sr., 83, of Catasauqua, died Jan. 30, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Long) Troxell for 56 years.

Born in Shamokin, he was a son of the late Wm. Blaine and Grace E. (Evans) Troxell.

He was a 1953 graduate of Shamokin High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business education from Bloomsburg State Teachers College and a Master of Education degree in educational administration from Lehigh University.

Robert A. Gilbert

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Mack Trucks

Robert “Bobby” A. Gilbert, 83, longtime resident of Macungie, died Jan. 30, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Salisbury. He was the husband of Dorothea M. (Helfrich) Gilbert for 54 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Ray G. and Eva F.A. (Roth) Gilbert.

He was a 1955 graduate of Emmaus High School.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.

He worked for Mack Trucks for over 33 years until retiring.

He was a member of Solomon’s United Church of Christ, Macungie.

Hilda T. Tameler

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church member

Hilda “Hildy” T. Tameler, 98, died Jan. 27, 2019, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Cecelia (Feiertag) Tameler.

She worked at AT&T for many years until she took retirement.

She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

She is survived by two brothers, Samuel Tameler and Karl and his wife Gail Tameler of Colorado; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Cecelia and Lorraine; and a brother, Johnny.

Ronald W. Reiss

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton Fire Company member

Ronald W. Reiss, 68, of Whitehall, died Feb. 4, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Cheryl L. (Leonard) Reiss for 11 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Willard and Betty (Moll) Reiss.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was employed by PPL Electric for 40 years until he retired in 2009.

He was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church. He was a member of the Fullerton Fire Company.

He was a middle school softball coach at Central Catholic and coached at the Lehigh County Youth Association at Jordan Park.