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Olga Chaply

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian member

Olga Chaply, 88, of Northampton, died Aug. 7, 2012, at Cedarbrook Nursing and Rehab Center, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Wasyl Chaply.

Born in Lvov, Ukraine, she was a daughter of the late Stefan and Katerina Kuzyk.

She was a sewing machine operator for various garment mills in the Lehigh Valley until retiring in 1973.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton, where she sang in the choir for many years.

Sylvia A. (Minich) Snyder

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

church organist

Sylvia A. (Minich) Snyder, 90, formerly of Nazareth, died July 31, 2012, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Luther J. Snyder.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Jane (Clayton) Minich.

She was an organist for St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, for 25 years and for Faith Lutheran Church, Forks Township, for 14 years before retiring.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Nazareth.

Joseph "Tony" Anthony Toole

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

realtor

Joseph "Tony" Anthony Toole died Aug. 9, 2012.

Born in Scranton, he was a son of John and Florence (Tigue) Toole.

He was a 1967 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. He earned a degree in finanace from the Universtiy of Miami.

He was with Fairmount Real Estate. He later founded Hallmark Real Estate. He owned O'Toole's, a billiard-themed bistro.

He is survived by a daughter, Erin Elizabeth of Bethlehem; and a sister, Jacqueline Griggs of Blandon, Fla.

Alexander J. Wells

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

infant

Infant Alexander J. Wells died Aug. 1, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown. He was a son of Andrew and Amber (Caley) Wells of Slatington.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Elizabeth A., at home; maternal grandparents, Edward and Margaret Caley of Whitehall; paternal grandparents, Christopher and Terry Wells of Bath and Michael Wells of Emmaus; maternal great-grandmother, Judith Caley of Whitehall; paternal great-grandparents, Ray and Fern Feathers of Emmaus; aunts; uncles; and cousins.

Ardyth H. Howells

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Howells' Floral

Ardyth H. Howells, 79, of Whitehall, died July 29, 2012. She was the wife of the late John Howells Sr.

Born in Fullerton, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Esther (Carr) Hoch.

She worked at Western Electric. She owned and operated Howells' Floral and Mall Florist until 1983.

She is survived by three sons, Paul and his wife Sharon of Whitehall, John Jr. and his wife Cindy of Whitehall, and Tim and his wife Debbie of Slatington; four grandsons John III, Andrew, Matthew and Scott; and two granddaughters, Kate and Megan.

Richard U. Blum Jr.

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Verizon retiree

Richard U. Blum Jr., 63, of Catasauqua, died July 26, 2012. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Stringer) Blum for 37 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Richard U. and Mary (Samer) Blum Sr.

He was a 1967 graduate of Central Catholic High School.

He retired from Verizon.

He was a member of Saint John's United Church of Christ (Mickleys).

He was a member of the B.I.L.Y. group, was a cook and enjoyed making stained glass.

Dr. Loren Kenneth Keim Sr.

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former school superintendent

Dr. Loren Kenneth Keim Sr., died August 3, 2012, after an unexpected illness. He was the husband of Geraldine Elaine (Lafey) Keim for 48 years.

Raised in Whitehall, he was a son of the late John Kenneth Keim and Louise (Reese) Keim.

He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard and then joined the armed forces for active duty.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from Kutztown University and a master's degree and Ph.D. from Lehigh University.

Barbara C. (Swasing) Cubbage

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Bethany Wesleyan Church

Barbara C. (Swasing) Cubbage, 66, of Walnutport, died July 28, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Patrick J. Cubbage Sr. for 15 years.

Born in Akron,Ohio, she was a daughter of Henry R. Swasing of New Tripoli and the late Elsie Ann (Kopp) Swasing.

She was executive administrative assistant for Cardone Manufacturing, Philadelphia, for 16 years, retiring in 2006.

She was a member of Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville.