Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Richard B. Williams

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

community volunteer

Richard "Dick" B. Williams, 88, of Catasauqua, died in his home on April 29, 2013. He was the husband of Catherine "Kitty" Williams of Catasauqua for 37 years.

Born in Bangor, he was a son of the late Blake and Claire Williams.

He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

He was the sole proprietor of Modern Construction for over 40 years.

He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

Dominick J. Merlino

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former state police officer

Dominick J. Merlino, 90, of Nazareth, died April 30, 2013, at Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke's, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Caroline T. (Zizza) for 64 years.

Born in Hudson, he was a son of the late Sabato and Viola (Mirro) Merlino.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He worked in production for Kraft Foods, Fogelsville, for 15 years before retiring in 1990. Before that, he was a corporal in the Pennsylvania State Police, Bethlehem barracks, for 25 years.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bath.

Katherine Marie Ginther

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired obstetrics nurse

Katherine Marie Ginther, 94, formerly of Catasauqua, died May 5, 2013, in Frederick Mennonite Community, Frederick.

Born in East Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Eve (Bower) Ginther.

She was a registered nurse and worked for many years for the Lankenau Hospital of Philadelphia until she retired as head of the obstetrics department.

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

She is survived by a sister Marilyn and her husband Donald Deibert of Allentown; and four nieces and nephews, Gary, Dale, Kathy and Karen.

Rosemarie Moats

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

born in North Catasauqua

Rosemarie Ann Figura Moats, formerly of North Catasauqua, died April 15, 2013. She was the wife of the late George C. Moats for 53 years.

Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Emery J. and Mary C. (Kubik) Figura.

She is survived by three children, Annette and her husband Daniel Zellner, Mark and his wife Debra, and Donna and her husband Kenneth Boyce; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild.

She was predeceased by a brother, John.

David A. Newhard

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

David A. Newhard, 74, of Whitehall, died April 16, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Linda R. (Lifland) Newhard for 46 years.

Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Edwin M. and Dorothy K. (Trankley) Newhard.

He was a draftsman for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, David II of Whitehall and Christopher of New York City;and a daughter, Jamie of St. Louis, Mo.

He was predeceased by two brothers, George and James Newhard.

Julia J. Yost

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Saengerbund member

Julia J. Yost, 93, formerly of Coplay, died April 17, 2013, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Rudolph F. Yost.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Julia (Hadl) Meyer.

She was a sewing machine operator for the former Universal Pants Company, Northampton.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay, and of its Altar and Rosary Society.

She was a member of the Coplay Saengerbund.

Mildred A. Morgan

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

eldest church member

Mildred "Millie" A. Morgan, 97, of Catasauqua, died April 17, 2013, in her son's home, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late John L. Morgan.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George R. and Ellen G. (Kosman) Silfies.

She was the oldest member of Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua.

She is survived by a son, Ken and his wife Bernadette of Whitehall; two daughters, Barbara and her husband Clyde Schadler of Catasauqua and Cathy her husband Paul Reiter of Catasauqua; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Walter F. Meyers

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Walter F. Meyers, 84, of Northampton, died April 20, 2013, in his home. He was the husband of the late Agnes (Schloffer) Klipple Meyers.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Laura (Frisch) Meyers.

He was a 1946 graduate of Central Catholic High School and was a member of the 1945 state champion basketball team.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He retired in 1989 from the Lehigh Structural Steel in Allentown after 40 years of service.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

Dorothy A. Chayka

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former assembler

Dorothy A. Chayka, 64, of Northampton, died April 17, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Marian G. (Tychy) Chayka.

She was an assembler for the former Western Electric Company, Allentown.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, Northampton.

She is survived by a brother, Walter G. Tychy, with whom she resided; and cousins.

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

Peter A. Gownaris

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Catasauqua

Peter A. Gownaris, 78, of North Catasauqua, died April 17, 2013, at home.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late George and Elizabeth (Kazimer) Gownaris.

He was an Army Airborne veteran and was in the Korean War.

He was a loom repairman for the former International Webbing, Allentown. He was retired from the former Raxon, Allentown.

He is survived by a son, Peter A. and his wife Stephanie; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers and sisters.