Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Anna R. Hacker

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Anna R. Hacker, 85, of Northampton and formerly of Whitehall, died Sept. 17, 2012, in Sacred Heart Assisted Living. She was the wife of the late John "Hans" Hacker for 55 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John and Theresa (Sabara) Nemeth.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Northampton, where she sang on the choir for many years.

Edward M. Haines

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

heavy equipment mechanic

Edward "Ed" M. Haines, 51, of Walnutport, died Oct. 12, 2012, as the result of a work accident. He was the husband of Vicky V. (Wambold) Haines for 30 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Gerald and Joyce (Miller) Haines of Northampton.

He was a heavy equipment mechanic for Plasterer Equipment, Bethlehem, for the past 28 years.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Angela V. Haines and her son Joshua M. of Danielsville; and a sister, Terri Behler of Bethlehem.

He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas G. Haines.

Kathleen C. Kraynek

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary's church member

Kathleen C. Kraynek, 83, of Catasauqua, died Sept. 24, 2012, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of George R. Kraynek Sr. of Catasauqua for 63 years.

Born in Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Yost) Pascoe.

She was a 1947 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

She retired in 1984 after 22 years of service from Western Electric/AT&T.

She was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

Richard Schoemaker

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired crane operator

Richard E. Schoemaker, 80, of Northampton, died Sept. 18, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Dolores B. (Cesanek) Schoemaker for 56 years.

Born in Orefield, he was the son of the late Walter and Verna (Miller) Schoemaker.

He retired in 1992 from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, where he had been a crane operator in Saucon Shipping.

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

Mary Bauer

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Mary Bauer, 87, of Coplay, died Sept. 20, 2012, in the home of her daughter, Dianne Tourtellott. She was the wife of the late Rudolph A. Bauer.

Born in Ormrod, she was a daughter of the late Josephat and Nancy (Myzyka) Reszetar.

She worked at the former Cross Country Clothes for 46 years and retired in 1988. She was a waitress at the Northampton Community Center for 30 years.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church and a school and church functions volunteer.

Ann Kochenash Pristash

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

Ann Kochenash Pristash, 94, of Covington, Va., died Oct. 9, 2012, in her home, She was the wife of the late Andrew Jake Pristash.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Katherine (Broshyna) Kochenash.

She taught upholstery at Jackson River Vocational School, Covington, Va.

She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Covington, and of Episcopal Church Women, Daughters of the King, and the altar guild.

William J. Kraynick

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

IBEW president

William "Bill" J. Kraynick, 79, of Whitehall, died Oct. 1, 2012. He was the husband of Jean K. (Keldsen) Kraynick for 54 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kremko) Kraynick.

He was in the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War.

He worked for many years at Lucent Technologies, where he was president of the IBEW union.

He was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

He was one of the founding members of the First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Allentown.

Charles V. Pizzo

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Retired Essroc supervisor

Charles V. Pizzo, 82, of Whitehall, died Sept. 25, 2012, at home. He was the husband of Irene (Kramer) Pizzo for 59 years.

Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., he was the son of the late Anthony and Santa (Re) Pizzo.

He was a Korean War veteran and was a sergeant first class in the U.S. Army.

He was a supervisor for Essroc Cement Company, Coplay and Nazareth for 35 years and retired in 1992.

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

Joseph F. Weber Sr.

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired layout operator

Joseph F. Weber Sr., 72, of Bath, died Oct. 10, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Paulette M. (Sniscik) Weber for 45 years.

Born in Manhattan, N.Y.C., he was a son of the late Pauline (Weber) Miller.

He was a 1958 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam era and had a rank of lance corporal.

He was a layout operator for the Agere Corporation, Allentown, for 43 years, retiring in 2002.

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