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Raymond E. Druckenmiller

Thursday, November 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired cement chemist

Raymond E. Druckenmiller, 84, of North Catasauqua, died Nov. 21 2013, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Josephine (Lerch) Druckenmiller for 61 years.

Born in North Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Tilghmand and Annie (Rockel) Druckenmiller.

He was a 1947 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy and the Seabee Reserves and was a member of the Navy Fleet reserves for 22 years.

Richard J. Clune

Thursday, November 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired chemical salesman

Richard J. Clune, 75, of Coplay, died Nov. 19, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown Campus. He was the husband of Dorothy A. (Lyne) Clune for 52 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late John H. and Marion J. (Kelly) Clune.

He earned a bachelor's degree in history from LaSalle University, Philadelphia.

He was a lieutenant. in the U.S. Army at Fort Still, Okla., during peacetime.

He was a chemical salesman at Samirian Chemical Company, Calif., for 15 years before retiring in 2009.

Doris J. Stoneback

Thursday, November 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John's U.C.C. member

Doris J. Stoneback, 97, of Fullerton, died Nov. 21, 2013, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Dallas A. Stoneback.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harold S. and Florence (Eddinger) Reichenbach Sr.

She was a 1934 graduate of Allentown High School.

She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sherry and her husband James H. Betz of Whitehall; and a brother, H. Stanley Reichenbach Jr. of Allentown.

Douglas S. Schaffer

Thursday, November 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

construction worker

Douglas S. Schaffer, 46, of Coplay, died Nov. 20, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Bowman) Schaffer since 1995.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of Pearl Schaffer of Northampton and the late Luther Schaffer.

He was a 1985 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He worked for various construction companies including A.J. Trunzo Inc., Bath.

Susanna P. French

Thursday, November 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired postal supervisor

Susanna P. French, 83, of Allentown, died Nov. 20, 2013, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Albert French.

Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Rusin) Paluda.

She was a 1948 graduate of Whitehall High School.

She was a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service.

She is survived by a son, Dale A. of Whitehall; a brother, George Paluda of Northampton; and two sisters, Helen Fritzinger of Coplay and Irene Slivca of West Catasauqua.

Ralph Springer Jr.

Thursday, November 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired industrial analyst

Ralph Springer Jr., 79, of New Smithville and formerly of Bethlehem, died Nov. 15, 2013, at Whitehall Manor, where he was a guest for the past three years. He was the husband of the late Machie (Yoshiyama) Springer for 44 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Ralph and Esther (Johnson) Springer Sr.

He was a cryptographer in the Army Signal Corps and was stationed in Korea and Japan.

He was an industrial analyst for the Industrial Engineering Department, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, for 34 years, retiring in 1986.

Joan J. Patterson

Thursday, November 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired secretary for chief of police

Joan J. Patterson, 74, formerly of Northampton, died Nov. 18, 2013, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem.

Born in Duryea, she was a daughter of the late Lemoine and Hermina (Leshney) Patterson.

She was the secretary to the Whitehall Township chief of police for 42 years.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

She is survived by a sister, Irene Romero; two brothers, Stanley Patterson and Robert Patterson, and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the church, c/o the funeral home, 327 Chestnut St., Coplay, 18037.

Roy "Bud" K. Luckenbill Jr.

Thursday, November 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua youth baseball coach

Roy "Bud" K. Luckenbill Jr., 57, of North Catasauqua, died Nov. 21, 2013, at home. He was the husband of Judith A. (Grzenczyk) Luckenbill for 34 years.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of Roy K. and Joan (Hoy) Luckenbill Sr.

He owned Luckenbill Painting and was a painter and decorator for many years.

He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, where he sang on the choir and was a past Cubmaster with Cub Scout Pack 94.

Edwin R. Litzenberger Jr.

Thursday, November 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

train enthusiast

Edwin R. Litzenberger Jr., 56, of Northampton, died Nov. 18, 2013, in his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Edwin R. Litzenberger Sr. and Justine Mae (Vogel) Litzenberger.

He was employed at Geo Specialty Chemicals of Allentown for many years.

He was a train enthusiast, enjoyed model trains and photographed trains. He was a past member of the Emmaus Fire Department and Rescue Squad.