Catasauqua Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Rachel Smale

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Rachel Smale, 87, of North Catasauqua, died July 26, 2019, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Frank A. Smale.

Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Martha (Millen) Tait.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua for many years.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Jane Geiger, Deborah and her husband Jim Tullock and Yvonne and her husband Joe McDermott; a son, Todd and his wife Deb; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Frances M. Jaggers

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in North Catasauqua

Frances M. Jaggers, 79, of Slatington, died July 27, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Edward Jaggers.

Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late George and Priscilla (Brungard) Schlacter.

She worked as a hairdresser at the former Hess’s Department Store, Allentown.

She was formerly a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

Edward John Weiss

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Eaton Corporation machinist

Edward John Weiss, 73, died July 23, 2019. He was the husband of Louise Weiss.

He was a son of the late Edward John and Rosa Marie (Yagerhofer) Weiss.

He was a machinist at Eaton Corporation, Allentown, for 30 years.

He was a lifetime member of the East Penn Fire Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Edward Jr.; a daughter, Tara Weiss and her husband Arthur Shreffler III; five grandchildren, Ryan and Haley Weiss, James and Jonathan Andreas and Kayla Shreffler.

He was predeceased by a brother, Fred John Weiss.

Betty E. Kramer

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Salisbury School District teacher

Betty E. Kramer, 86, died July 25, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Paul Kramer.

She was a daughter of the late William J. and Caroline (Stahler) Stamm.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kutztown University in 1969.

She was a teacher in the Salisbury School District for 35 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Chris Fegely and Michale Combs, grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Terence Lee Fegely; and her husband, Russel H. Buchmiller Jr.

Theresa Brown

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

died July 26

Theresa (Hammer) Brown died July 26, 2019. She was the wife of the late Richard Brown.

She is survived by three daughters, Karen, Val and Jen; two sons, Mark and Chris; two daughters-in-law, Sue and Lori; two sons-in-law, Vic and Jay; four grandchildren, Josh, Jake, Abby and Ella; a nephew, Dennis; and others.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Tyler; and her siblings.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.

Esther K. Xander

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Esther K. Xander, 93, of Whitehall, died July 19, 2019, at Fellowship Manor. She was the wife of the late Allen Loch and David Xander.

Born in Weisenberg Township, she was a daughter of the late Howard W. and Edna S. (Schumaker) Wessner.

She was an assembly worker for Allen Organ, Macungie, for 33 years until she retired in 1988.

She is survived by a daughter, Carol A. and her husband Robert Voorhees of Marlton, N.J.; two grandsons, Gregory X. and Benjamin R. Voorhees; and two great-grandchildren, Jack and Brynn.

Carmen Martucci

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Carmen Martucci, 86, of Whitehall, died July 19, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Kathryn (Ward) Martucci for 64 years.

Born in Lehighton, he was a son of James and Dorothy Martucci.

A Lehighton High School graduate, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from East Stroudsburg University and a Master of Education degree from Temple University.

He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

He was an educator, coach, umpire and health and wellness entrepreneur.

Elizabeth Ann Cali

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

jewelry creator, designer

Elizabeth Ann Cali, 52, died July 15, 2019.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of John N. Cali and his wife Denise and Patricia G. Cook and her husband Gary.

She was a 1985 graduate of Stroudsburg High School. She attended Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, where she studied horticulture.

She designed and created jewelry, which she often presented at craft fairs.

She is survived by many aunts and cousins.

Contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe, 3129 Godfrey Ridge Drive, Stroudsburg, 18360.

Debra A. Tertusek

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Debra A. Tertusek, 59, of Catasauqua, died July 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of George P. Tertusek for 37 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Darryl Dreher and Georgine (Firkal) Seifert of Catasauqua.

She was a 1978 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

She was a production line assembler for 20 years for B. Braun Medical Inc., Allentown, until she retired in 1997.