Catasauqua Press

Friday, August 18, 2017

Emma C. Kuchera

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Catholic Church member

Emma C. Kuchera, 88, of Whitehall, died, July 6, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late Bernard P. Kuchera.

Born in Mechanicsville, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Theresa (Muick) Leopold.

She was an inspector at Cross Country Clothes for 25 years.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Frank J. Danyi Jr. attorney, R.C. deacon

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Frank J. Danyi Jr., 81, of Palmer Township, died July 21, 2017. Born in Bethlehem Township, he was the son of Frank J. Danyi and Georgine (Chendo) Danyi. He was the husband of Lillian (Long) Danyi for 59 years.

He earned a bacherlor’s degree from Moravian College and a juris doctorate degree from Catholic University School of Law.

He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Bud H. Cole

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

outdoor educator and journalist

Bernard H. “Bud” Cole, of Northampton, died July 21, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, after a long illness. He was the husband of Beverly L. (Cole) Cole for 24 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Bernard G. Cole and Alvona (Sterner) Cole.

He graduated from Whitehall High School in 1962 and East Stroudsburg University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education with a specialty in health and physical education. He was certified in driver education and outdoor education.

Louis L. Szoke

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Louis L. Szoke, 85, of Walnutport, died July 19, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Joyce M. (Hansler) Szoke.

Born in Lehigh Township, he was a son of the late Paul and Eva (Polok) Szoke.

He was a 1950 graduate of Palmerton High School. He was a Cpl. (T) in the U.S. Army during the Korean era.

He worked in the coke oven division of the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 36 years until he retired in 1985.

He was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Berlinsville.

Frank M. Serensits

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Laneco

Frank “Daunch” M. Serensits, 80, of Northampton, died July 13, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Elaine (Williams) Serenstis for 51 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late August and Anna (Malits) Serensits.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked at A&B Meats for 18 years and then in the produce department of Laneco, in both Nazareth and Coplay, until he retired.

He was a member of Assumption of the B.V.M. Church and of its Holy Name Society for many years.

Margaret H. Smith

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bethlehem

Margaret H. Smith, 76, of Bethlehem, died July 11, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Arthur Kleppinger and Earl Smith.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Caroline (Updegrove) Scheller.

She is survived by a son, John Kleppinger of Allentown; a sister, Barbara Edwards of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward H. and Albert T. Scheller; and four sisters, Bernice Askins, Ruth Ann Long, Minnie Mae Zimmerman and Cathy Riedel.

Avery M. Ziegenfus

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Jim Thorpe

Avery M. Ziegenfus, 22, of Jim Thorpe, died July 9, 2017, in East Penn Township, Carbon Coun- ty.

Born in Lehighton, he was a son of Kelly A. and Kim D. (Schaffer) Ziegenfus of Penn Forest Township.

He was a forklift operator in the shipping department of Arlington Plastics Company, Scranton, and later in the detail department of Tom Hesser Nissan, Dunmore.

He attended St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Towamensing.