Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

David J. Sterner

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Red Hill

David J. Sterner, 40, of Red Hill, died April 12, 2018, in Allentown.

Born in Reading, he was a son of George K. Sterner, of Bechtelsville; and Linda D. (Dodson) Wojciechowski, wife of Gerald Wojciechowski, of Macungie.

He attended Boyertown School District and Lehigh Carbon Community College. He was formerly employed by Green Shadow Tree Service, Hellertown, as a tree trimmer.

Paul Bahnick

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned Bahnick Builders

Paul Bahnick, 92, of Northampton, died April 8, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Ethel M. (Correll) Bahnick for 69 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Hnat Ignatz Bahnik and Mary (Lysek) Bahniuk.

He was in the U.S. Navy, 1943-46, and was a World War II veteran.

He was the co-owner of Bahnick Builders, Northampton, for 49 years.

Richard J. Pasko

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Area High School graduate

Richard “Rick” J. Pasko, 26, of Whitehall, died April 10, 2018, as a result of a vehicle accident in Lehigh Township.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Colin W. and Cheryl (Pasko) Bosler.

He was a 2009 graduate of Northampton Area High School.

He worked in the audio installation department of Best Buy, Whitehall, for several years.

He attended the former Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay.

Marjorie E. Swales

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Renaissance Home

Marjorie E. (DeWitt) Swales, 84, of Northampton, died April 8, 2018, at Renaissance Home, Northampton. She was the wife of the late George E. Swales.

Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late J. Herbert and Stella (Weidner) DeWitt.

She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Schoenersville, where she was a choir member for many years.

Ronald C. Serfass

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Ronald C. Serfass, 80, of Walnutport, died March 27, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown.

Born in Lower Towamensing Township, he was a son of the late Preston A. and Evelyn M.G.M. (Schaffer) Serfass.

He was a mechanic and general laborer at the former New Jersey Zinc Company, Palmerton, for more than 20 years.

He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Aquashicola.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and earned a rank of seaman.

Paul L. Hirschel

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton American Legion life member

Paul “Augie” L. Hirschel, 92, of Whitehall, died March 28, 2018. He was the husband of Pearl E. P. (Coombs) Hirschel for 69 years.

Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late Paul A. and Lillian (Crabtree) Hirschel.

He was a 1943 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was a sonar man aboard the USS Pert in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.

He was retired from his position as a supervisor at the Mack Trucks 5C plant. Earlier in life, he was a salesman for PPG.

Darlene S. Newell

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

Darlene S. (Sommers) Newell, 70, of Allentown, died March 30, 2018, at home.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Edward Sr. and Nettie (Kemmerer) Sommers.

She previously worked for Alcon Industries for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Theresa and her husband of Michael Sywensky; three grandchildren, Richard, Brittany and Stephanie; a great-grandson, Nikolai; a niece, Kelly and her husband Brian Pinky; two brothers, Paul and Timothy Sommers; and a sister, Robin Sommers.

Joseph R. Kornfeind

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

J. Kornfeind’s Market owner

Joseph “Duff” R. Kornfeind, 90, of North Whitehall Township, died April 1, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Mary A. (Gray) Kornfeind for 65 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Louis and Mary (Walters) Kornfeind.

He worked with his father in the family business, Kornfeind’s Market, Northampton. He and his wife then opened J. Kornfeind’s Market, Egypt, in 1968.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt.