Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Kevin J. Wackley

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former Catasauqua police officer

Kevin J. Wackley, 67, of Danielsville, died March 30, 2017, at his home. He was the husband of Ruth Ann (Gerstenberg) Wackley for 43 years.

Born in Freeland, he was a son of the late Henry A. Sr. and Gladys M. (Kleckner) Wackley.

He was a 1961 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

He was a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era.

He was a welder and a security patrol leader for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation. He later was a police officer for the Borough of Catasauqua.

He attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.

Edward T. Saba

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. George Antiochian church member

Edward T. Saba, 92, of Allentown, died April 1, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Tanas and Sophia (Plikiades) Saba.

He was the husband of Rosalyn M. (Sadd) Saba for 65 years.

He graduated from Shaw High School, Cleveland, and Purdue University, with a degree in electrical engineering.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the Third Infantry in the European Theater under Gen. George Patton. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his role in the Battle of Metz, France.

Perry Edwin Woodring

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

telephone splicer

Perry Edwin Woodring, 70, of Whitehall, died March 26, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Doris H. (Kuhns) Woodring for 25 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Edwin H.M. and Marion P. (Williams) Woodring.

He was an SP5 in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era and was stationed in Germany.

He was a telephone splicer at Verizon, Allentown, for 33 years, until he retired.

He was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Cedar Union Church, (Cetronia) Allentown.

Kenneth E. Dech

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Northampton

Kenneth E. Dech, 69, of Bethlehem, died March 31, 2017, at his residence.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Kenneth H. and Ruth E. (Hess) Dech.

He attended St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Seemsville.

He is survived by two sisters, Ruthann and her husband Emery Werkheiser of Northampton and Virginia Brey of Hilliard, Ohio; three nieces; and three nephews.

Contributions may be made to Life Path, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.

John Matthew Humenik

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

middle school teacher

John Matthew Humenik, 67, died April 5, 2017, at his residence in Whitehall.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Helen (Bonshak) Humenik.

He was a 1972 graduate of Kutztown State College.

He was a Northampton Middle School teacher for more than 30 years until he retired in 2005.

He is survived by two brothers, David A. Humenik of Northampton and Paul J. and his wife Susan of Slatington; two nephews, Paul A. and Craig Humenik; a niece, Angela and her husband Timothy Cougle; a great-niece, Adalei; and a great-nephew, Timothy K.

Matthew Carl Hess

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

WHS 1992 graduate

Matthew Carl Hess, 42, died March 26, 2017. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Ted and Jinny (Miller) Hess.

He was a 1992 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was a chef.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Ashley; a sister, Valerie and husband Dan Donohue; a brother, Dr. Stephen and his wife Lisa Hess; maternal grandfather, Bill Miller; and nieces and nephews Patrick, Sophia, Jolene and Parker.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Shirley Miller; and paternal grandparents, Carl and Esther Hess.

Paul J. “Jim” Reinsmith

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

country club pantry manager

Paul “Jim” J. Reinsmith, 87, of Coplay, died April 9, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Jean (Beil) Reinsmith for 60 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Paul E. and Mary C. (Dougherty) Reinsmith.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a pantry manager for 38 years at the Lehigh Country Club, Allentown. Before that, he worked at the Lehigh Valley Club in Allentown, 1963-78.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Coplay, where he sang in the choir.

Anna Kuhnash

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

machine operator

Anna Kuhnash, 83, of Catasauqua, died March 29, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of the late Walter F. Kuhnash.

Born in Bauschendorf, Czechoslovakia, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Katherine (Kasprick) Griech.

She was employed by Holiday Inn as a housekeeper for more than 20 years.

She enjoyed dancing at the Saengerbund.

She is survived by a son, Michael and his wife Susan; five sisters, Helene, Irene, Erica, Helga and Waltraud; two grandsons, Michael and Andreas; and a granddaughter, Randi.