Catasauqua Press

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Yvonne J. Retzler

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Catholic Church member

Yvonne J. Retzler, 80, of North Catasauqua, died Sept. 28, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late John N. Retzler.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late C. Harold and Thelma (Walker) Stengel.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kutztown University.

She was an elementary teacher in both the Catasauqua and Southern Lehigh school districts for many years until she retired.

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

Judith H. Sperlbaum

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Catholic Church member

Judith H. Sperlbaum, 71, of Catasauqua, died Sept. 28, 2017, at her home. She was the wife of Gerald P. Sperlbaum for 44 years.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Marguerite (Radel) Lentz.

She was a pharmacy tech for Eckard Drugs for many years until she retired. She had worked earlier in the purchasing department of the former General Acceptance Corporation.

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

John Zieserl Jr.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Valleyview Baptist Church member

John Zieserl Jr., 90, of Bath, died Sept. 27, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of Catherine D. (Rute) Zieserl for 46 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late John Sr. and Julia (Galles) Zieserl.

He was a career U.S. Navy man with 25 years of service and earned the rank of Signalman Chief Petty Officer, was in many conflicts and ended his career during the Vietnam War.

He was a parts manager for Gilboy Ford, Whitehall, for 29 years before he retired in 1989.

He was a member of Valleyview Baptist Church, Northampton.

Robert V. Wagner

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

postal carrier in Northampton

Robert V. Wagner, 83, of Northampton, died Sept. 25, 2017. He was the husband of Betty L. (Yanders) Wagner for 61 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Victor and Lillian (Beers) Wagner.

He was a Northampton High School graduate.

He was an SP4 in the U.S. Army from 1956 until 1962.

He was a postal carrier for 29 years for the U.S. Postal Service, Northampton branch, until he retired in 1995. He then was a part-time courier for PNC Bank, Northampton branch, for five years.

He was a life member of First Ward Fire Company, Northampton.

Jean LaRae Herring

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Moore Township

Jean LaRae (Sell) Herring, 77, of Moore Township, died Sept. 22, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Larry H. Herring for 42 years.

Born in Orefield, she was a daughter of the late William J. and Ursula G. (Kuhns) Sell.

She was a 1958 graduate of Allentown High School.

She was an assembler at Western Electric earlier in her life.

She was a member of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville.

James J. Rothrock

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

American Legion member

James “Weasel” J. Rothrock, 89, of Whitehall, died Sept. 27, 2017, at his daughter’s home in New Jersey, where he resided for the past three years, after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Marie E. (Batza) Rothrock for 57 years.

He was born in Hokendauqua.

He was a 1946 Whitehall High School graduate.

He was a boatswain’s mate 3rd class in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1948 to 1952. He was aboard the cruiser CL102 and the destroyer USS English DD696.

Dennis C. Weaver

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hills member

Dennis C. Weaver, 61, of Cementon, died Sept. 22, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Cathy A. (Miller) Weaver for 40 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Doris E. (Sell) Weaver of Whitehall and the late Carlton W. Weaver.

He was a 1975 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was a mold mechanic at B. Braun, Bethlehem, and earlier was a maintenance mechanic for AMCOR.

He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Egypt.

Geraldine E. Williams

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Geraldine E. (Krick) Williams, 99, of Walnutport, died Sept. 20, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of the late Ellis Williams.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Ammon and Emma (Peters) Krick.

She is survived by a daughter, Pamela E. and her husband Robert Ardinger, with whom she resided; two granddaughters, Tammy Herbal and Sheryl Ludwig; three great-grandchildren, Samuel, Jarrod and Jessica; a niece, Dolores Berger; and a nephew, Charles Saul.