Catasauqua Press

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Shirley A. Sell

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for county

Shirley A. Sell, 61, of Catasauqua, died June 10, 2013, at home.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Eleanor (Stoudt) Knappenberger.

She worked for Lehigh County for 35 years.

She is survived by a son, Jason C. Correll; a daughter, Melissa Sell; and four grandchildren, Sabrina, Delano, Arianna and Gionni.

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

Robert "Rosie" E. Rosecrans

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Special Forces veteran

Robert "Rosie" E. Rosecrans, 77, of Whitehall, died June 8, 2013. He was the husband of Carol J. (Bortz) Rosecrans for 32 years.

He was in the U.S. Army and served in the Special Forces in Vietnam.

He owned Rum House, New York City, N.Y., until 2010.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Monika, a son, John, seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister Anna; and two stepchildren, Darcy and Brian.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

James J. Zimbar

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

truck driver

James J. Zimbar, 70, of Allentown, died June 7, 2013, in Manor Care Health Services, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Emily Zimbar.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late George and Edith (Howerton) Zimbar.

He was a truck driver for Hajoca Corporation, Bethlehem, for many years.

He is survived by two brothers, Paul Zimbar of Catasauqua and John Zimbar of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.

Arrangements were made by Reichel Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.

Frances C. Ferenchak

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former Fuller Sportswear seamstress

Frances C. Ferenchak, 87, of Catasauqua, died June 4, 2013, in her residence.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Kuchera) Ferenchak

She was a seamstress for the former Fuller Sportswear Company and various sewing mills in the Lehigh Valley before retiring.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church where she was a member of the Young At Heart group and on the pierogy crew.

Richard C. Brinker

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

store manager

Richard C. Brinker, 69, of North-ampton, died June 1, 2013. He was the husband of Carolyn (Krause) Brinker for 48 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William C. and Bertha M. (Gaumer) Brinker.

He worked for Royal Manufacturing and Jack Dankel Chevrolet, both in Allentown. He was a store manager for Two Guys from Harrison, Penn Jersey Auto, Gold Star Auto and A & A Auto Parts, from which he retired in 2007.

Phyllis M. Leibold-Zellers

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Exchangettes co-founder

Phyllis M. Leibold-Zellers, 74, of Bethlehem, died June 11, 2013, in Manor Care Health Services, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Ralph Zellers Jr. for 10 years and of the late William Leibold.

Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Dorothy (Wagner) Hetrick.

Before retiring in 2000, she was a crossing guard and worked as a dispatcher for the Northampton Police Department for five years.

She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moore Township, where she was an assistant Girl Scout leader of Troop 392, Emmanuels.

William Howard Hansell Jr.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former Lehigh County executive

William Howard Hansell Jr., of Lower Macungie Township, died June 4, 2013, after a brief but courageous battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

He was the husband of Concetta "Connie" (Raiti) Hansell. They were married for 51 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Alice and Bill Hansell.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he held a bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School and a master of governmental administration from the Fels Institute.

Dorothy M. Kropf

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

proofreader

Dorothy M. Kropf, 80, of South Whitehall Township, died June 4, 2013, at home. She was the wife of Alfred "Fritz" J. Kropf Sr. for 60 years.

She was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Angel) Seng.

She worked as a proofreader.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Denise and her husband Rick Gery, Patricia and her husband Woody Thompson, Sharon and her husband Dave Wieder and Melissa; a son, Fred and his wife Debbie, eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Joseph C. Garger

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired PPL system programmer

Joseph C. Garger, 83, died June 6, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of late Gloria (Perry) Garger for 51 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Joseph F. and Frances (Sarka) Garger.

He was a 1947 graduate of Central Catholic High School, where he had been a member of the 1945 CCHS basketball team that won the PCIAA State Championship.

He earned an accounting degree from Penn State University.

He was in the U.S. Army and was a corporal during the Korean War.

Reginald E. Lewis Sr.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired truck driver

Reginald E. Lewis Sr., 89 of Whitehall, died June 6, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Katie (Wellman) Lewis.

Born in New Milford, he was a son of the late Reginald and Rachel (Tingley) Lewis.

He was a truck driver and was last employed by Encor Coatings, Bath, for 10 years before retiring in 1993. He drove for the former Matlack Trucking, Northampton, and for MCP Facilities Corporation. He was an independent driver for many years as well.