Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 24, 2017

Elizabeth (Linsky) Strasser

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

102 years old

Elizabeth (Linsky) Strasser, 102, formerly of Cementon, died April 8, 2017, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Frank S. Strasser.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Fetchko) Linsky.

She was a seamstress for the former Garren Garment Company, Allentown, for more than 40 years until she retired in 1976.

She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Allentown.

She is survived by nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Catherine Burch

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Ormrod

Catherine “Katie” Burch, 94, died April 14, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of George L. Burch for 67 years.

Born in Ormrod, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Paraschak) Gresser.

She was a lifelong Catholic.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, George P. and his wife Bernadine; a daughter, Kathy and her husband Michael Carey; three granddaughters, Megan and her fiance Tom Collins and Lauren and Taylor Carey; a sister, Stella Halal; and a stepgrandson, Thomas and his wife Jami Lipe.

Helen Kropf

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

Helen Kropf, 88, formerly of Whitehall and of Granville Summit, died at home April 10, 2017. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Kropf.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Herman) Pasci.

She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Coplay, and of the church Altar and Rosary Guild.

She is survived by a son, Joseph J. and his wife Joan, with whom she resided; a daughter, Joan and her husband James Amey; five grandchildren, Kevin, Jonathan, Jaclyn, Megan and Patrick; and five great-grandchildren, Emily, Melanie, Tyler, Caden and Ava.

John Kasick

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

50-year F&AM member

John Kasick, 88, formerly of Allentown, died March 28, 2017, in Whitehall Manor.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of late Simon and Nellie (Yurchak) Kasick.

He was a 1946 graduate of Allentown High School.

He attended business college.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He worked at Mack world headquarters for more than 30 years until he retired.

He was a 50-year member of the Jordan-Martin Lodge 673 F&AM, along with Allen-Beauceant Commandery No. 20 Knights Templar and the Rajah Shrine, Reading.

Hilda Schrampf Reinik

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

Hilda S. Reinik, 87, of Waretown, N.J., formerly of Bethlehem, died April 7, 2017, in Manahawkin, N.J. She was the wife of the late Ronald F. Reinik.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Emma (Ressler) Schrampf.

She was a 1947 graduate of William Allen High School, Allentown.

She was a secretary at the former Western Electric, Allentown, for 20 years.

The Rev. Henry K. Wohlgemuth

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lutheran ministries

The Rev. Henry K. Wohlgemuth, 85, formerly of Andreas, died March 31, 2017, at Souderton Mennonite Home, Montgomery County. Born in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late Henry and Elizabeth L. (Zahn) Wohlgemuth. He was the husband of Dorothy A. (Kline) Wohlgemuth for 61 years.

He was a 1953 graduate of Gettysburg College and a 1957 graduate of Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary. He earned a master’s degree in social work from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth A. Lipko

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Elizabeth A. Lipko, 86, of Allentown, died March 23, 2017, in the Phoebe Home. She was the wife of the late William Lipko.

Born in Fogelsville, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Winklebauer) Temmel.

She was a former member of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Allentown.

She is survived by three sisters, Ethel T. Yandrisevits, Stella Horvath, Pauline Traupman and Elsie Decker; a brother, Robert Temmel; nieces; and nephews.