Catasauqua Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jean K. Steiner

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church member

Jean K. Steiner, 84, of North Catasauqua, died June 14, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John “Jack” G. Steiner Jr.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Benton and Lillian (Rauch) Steiner.

She was a Catasauqua High School graduate.

She was an administrative assistant for the former Fuller Company, Catasauqua, and at various positions in the Lehigh Valley.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

Richard S. Reenock Sr.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church member

Richard S. Reenock Sr., 89, of Whitehall Township, died June 10, 2017, at Lehigh Center, Macungie. He was the husband of the late Mary (Vida) Reenock for 53 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Stephen and Katherine (Kyra) Reenock.

He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He retired in 1987 from Fuller — GATX after 39 years as a supervisor.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt.

Theresa Hammel

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Theresa Hammel, 86, of Northampton, died June 5, 2017, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Joseph Hammel for 66 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Theresa (Marth) Dragovits.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Sandra Kulick, Theresa A. and her significant other Anthony T. Yesenofski and Judith and her husband Robert Roman; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Visingaldi.

Joan Ann Kula

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Joan Ann Kula, 69, of Coplay, died June 13, 2017, at her home. She was the wife of Gerald G. Kula for 29 years.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late William and Dorothy E. (MacBride) Lynch.

She retired in 2016 from Muhlenberg College after a career in food service as a chef in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two stepsons, David and his wife Renata of Spotsylvania, Va. and Jason and his wife Jill of Fogelsville; a stepdaughter, Karrie Kula of Detroit, Mich.; and a granddaughter, Jordyn Kula.

Jonathan E. Flook

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Jonathan E. Flook, 60, of Coplay and formerly of Fullerton, died June 14, 2017, in Allentown. He was the husband of Debra Klinger of Coplay.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Gerald and Nancy Flook.

He was a Whitehall High School graduate.

He was a deejay for 91.3 WLVR Lehigh University, Bethlehem, for many years. He worked in the parts department of Haldeman Ford, Kutztown.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Rebecca Bowman and Ellen Hyland and her husband Peter; a brother, David Flook and his wife Gail; a nephew; and three nieces.

William G. Lauffer Jr.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

William G. Lauffer Jr., 85, formerly of Emmaus, died Feb. 10, 2017, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Joan (Balze) Lauffer.

He is survived by his wife; children, Nancy Anderson, John and Karen; three granddaughters; one great-grandson.

A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. June 17 at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 Cedar Crest Blvd. A visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. in the church.

Arrangements were made by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Patricia A. Dillman

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Patricia A. Dillman, 69, of Salisbury Township, died June 10, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House after a two-plus-yearlong battle of mediastinal liposarcoma. She was a wife, mother to two and a grandmother to five.

She was a 1965 graduate of William Allen High School and a graduate of the Allentown School District practical nursing program. She dedicated her life as an LPN for 40 years and would have been married 48 years June 14.

Patrick B. Beil

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Patrick B. Beil, 50, of Whitehall, died May 31, 2017, at his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Donald G. Beil and the late Joanne V. (Dotterer) Beil.

He is survived by two brothers, Blake E. and his wife June of North Catasauqua and Barry Beil of Bethlehem; and a stepbrother, Michael Conroy.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Bruce A. Beil and Donald C. Beil.

Contributions may be made to the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.

William H. Stevens Jr.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

William H. Stevens Jr., 58, of Walnutport, died June 9, 2017, in Lehigh Township. He was the husband of Sharon L. (Silfies) Stevens for 36 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William H. Stevens Sr. and Pauline (Scitney) Hardy of Danielsville.

He was in the U.S. Navy, during the peace time of 1977-1983, and earned the rank of MM3 (E-4).

He was a route driver for Primo Produce, Allentown, for the last 15 years.

Walter Graf

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Walter Graf, 87, of Whitehall, died June 12, 2017. He was the husband of Agnes C. (Frisch) Graf for 64 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles and Hermina (Keppel) Graf.

He was a 1946 graduate of Allentown High School.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked at Bethlehem Steel for 43 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Karen L. Graf-Gober and her husband Stephen Gober of Whitehall and Nancy Purshock of Coplay; two grandsons, Maximillian and Stephen Tyler; and a sister-in-law, Hilda Graf.