Catasauqua Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Nancy J. Hammer

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Nancy J. Hammer, 81, of Coplay, died June 2, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late August “Gus” F. Hammer.

Born in Mauch Chunk, she was a daughter of the late William and Pauline (Christman) Allen.

She was a graduate of the Allentown School of Nursing.

She was a retired registered nurse and had worked for Allentown Hospital, Liberty Nursing Home and the Coplay House.

Harvey John Thomas

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Makovsky Brothers Inc. truck driver

Harvey John Thomas, 79, of Schnecksville, died May 30, 2019.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harvey Franklin and Elsie May (Trump) Thomas.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War era.

He was a truck driver for Makovsky Brothers Inc., Whitehall, and Maislin Transport, Allentown, for many years before retiring in 2002.

He was an active member of Copeechan Fish and Game Club, Schnecksville, and North End Gun Club, New Tripoli.

Fay A. Souders

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Lehigh Township Lioness Club member

Fay A. Souders, 90, of Walnutport, died June 3, 2019, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late George A. Souders.

Born in Mauch Chunk Township, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Lillian (Klinger) Reese.

She was a floor lady at Quartet Fashions for many years.

She was a member of Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville.

She was a member of the Lehigh Township Lioness Club.

Loretta Agnes Roth

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Loretta Agnes Roth, 80, of Catasauqua, died June 5, 2019, at ManorCare, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Charles B. Roth.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Mathias and Lucy (Sagmeister) Tanzosh.

She was a billing specialist for PP&L, worked in customer service at Leh’s Department Store and retired from Phoebe Home.

She was a member of the former St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church.

Roxanne Albanese

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

Roxanne Albanese, 88, of Bethlehem Township, died May 24, 2019, in her residence.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Elizabeth (Karoly) Rockovits.

She was a waitress for many years at the Minsi Trail Inn, Bethlehem. Later, she was a personal care assistant for Country Meadows Nursing Home.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Dena Rae Gaughran and her fiance Kennie Day of Morton; a brother, Stephen and his wife Marie Rockovits of North Carolina; and friends.

Lorraine J. Hanzl

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Lorraine J. Hanzl, 80, of Coplay, died June 4, 2019, at Renaissance Home, Emmaus, where she resided for the last three years. She was the wife of the late Rudolph J. Hanzl.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Reed E. and Arcilla C. (Nagle) Hess.

She was a 1956 graduate of Liberty High School.

She worked in later years at Bradlees and Walmart, both in Whitehall, until she retired due to health complications.

Lisa M. Haas

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hills Church member

Lisa M. Haas, 55, of Northampton, died June 4, 2019, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem.

She was a daughter of Richard and Patricia Haas of Northampton.

She attended Northampton High School and Northampton Community College for the culinary arts.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Matthew Ryan of Northampton; two sisters, Donna and her husband Craig Stark of Bethlehem and Tricia and her husband Patrick Gallagher of Northampton; a grandson, Cameron; nieces; and nephews.

Rosemarie Meiley

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Church member

Rosemarie Meiley, 82, of Northampton, died June 3, 2019, at Kirkland Village. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Meiley.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Julia (Kroboth) Spanitz.

She was a hairdresser for many years. She worked previously at Frank’s Nursery and at Two Guys, both in Whitehall.

She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

Stephen “Honey” S. Spaits

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Whitehall building inspector

Stephen “Honey” S. Spaits, 92, of Whitehall, died May 28, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Josephine A. (Spanitz) Spaits.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Smogyi) Spaits.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a lifelong bricklayer. He was a building inspector for Whitehall Township for 17 years.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Stiles.

Paul M. Tisdale

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

1980 WHS graduate

Paul M. Tisdale, 56, of Germansville, died May 29, 2019, in his home.

He was a son of Beverly and the late John R. Tisdale and the late Elizabeth Tisdale and Warren Place.

He was a 1980 Whitehall High School graduate and a 1982 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College, now the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

He was a general contractor and carpenter who founded his company Tools of the Trade in 1995.