Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 22, 2018

Kim (Haberern) Stone

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Whitehall

Kim (Haberern) Stone, 58, of Beverly, Mass., died Sept. 29, 2013, after a nine-month struggle with brain cancer. She was the wife of Richard H. Stone for 21 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of Roberta (Scheffler) Haberern of Whitehall and the late William Haberern.

She was a graduate of Whitehall High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from East Stroudsburg University.

She was an award-winning corporate video producer. She and her husband co-owned a video production company.

George "Bill" William Matthews

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

self employed

George "Bill" William Matthews, 90, formerly of Bath, died Sept. 21, 2013, in Cedarbrook Fountain Hill Annex. He was the husband of the late Margaret "Peggy" Eleanor (Milne) Matthews for 56 years.

Born in Williamsport, he was a son of the late George Weber Matthews and Charity Vanding (Lowe) Matthews. His stepmother, Eloise Matthews of Hughesville, died at the age of 97 last year.

A graduate of Ralston High School in 1940, he attended Syracuse University and studied at Harper College for three years, majoring in forestry.

Patsy K. Polzer

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

funeral home secretary

Patsy K. Polzer, 75, of Cementon, died Sept. 28, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospice-Inpatient Unit, Allentown. She was the wife of John S. Polzer for 54 years.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Mildred (Teeple) Stewart.

She was a graduate of Northampton High School and a member of the National Honor Society.

Grover H. Bays

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

civil engineer

Grover H. Bays, 90, formerly of Allentown, died Sept. 27, 2013, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Janina G. (Galzinski) Bays.

Born in Lookout, W.V., he was a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Clara Max (Haynes) Bays.

He was a graduate of West Virginia University where he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

He was a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Before retiring, he was a civil engineer for the former Lehigh Structural and the former Reimer and Fisher Engineers of Allentown.

Sylvia B. Nicklas

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Nick's Bar

Sylvia B. Nicklas, 72, of Whitehall and formerly of Catasauqua and Las Vegas, died Sept. 28, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Robert "Nick" G. Nicklas.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Edward H. and Mildred S. (Brown) Rutman.

She and her husband owned the former Nick's Bar along Front and Race streets, Catasauqua, from 1966 to 1971. She also was a secretary for the Fuller Company and Reichenbach Oil Company, Allentown.

She was a member of St. Mary's Church of the Annunciation B.V.M.

Charles "Dicka" A. Augustine

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

WCSD school maintenance

Charles "Dicka" A. Augustine, 75, of Coplay, died Sept. 29, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of Kay L. (Snyder) Augustine for 56 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Charles P. and Julie (Moore) Augustine.

He worked at Gockley Elementary School, Whitehall-Coplay School District, in the maintenance department for 21 years.

He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.

He was a member of the Keystone Rod and Gun Club, Bath.

Lucille C. Carmitchel

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Lucille Carmitchel, 89, of Catasauqua, died Sept. 19, 2013, after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Glenn N. Carmitchel. They observed 65 years of marriage.

She was a daughter of the late Marvin and Clara (Schmoyer) Smith.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Gwen L. and husband Donald Zefting of Fairport, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Lauren Zefting of Centreville, Va., and Scott Zefting of Fairport, N.Y.; a sister, Virginia and her husband Robert "Wabs" Chromiak of Catasauqua.

She was predeceased by four brothers and a sister.

Russell Christman Jr.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired Northampton postal clerk

Russell S. Christman Jr., 86, of Northampton, died Sept. 18, 2013, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. He was the husband of Betty I. (Getz) with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.

Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Russell S. Sr. and Irene I. (Sacks) Christman.

He worked for the Northampton Post Office for 25 years as a clerk and 11 years as a rural carrier, retiring with 36 years of service in 1982. He then worked for the Northampton Area School District as a school bus driver and driver for the sports teams and band trips for 13 years, retiring in 1997.

Helene S. Toth

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter's Catholic Church member

Helene S. Toth, 84, of Coplay, died Sept. 23, 2013, at home. She was the wife of Robert L. Toth for 55 years.

Born in Jim Thorpe, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Fanny (Measures) Hilferty.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.

She was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernia and the ladies auxiliary of Coplay American Legion Post 426.