Catasauqua Press

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Anne S. Gratz

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired teacher

Anne S. Gratz, 87, of Whitehall, died Oct. 23, 2012, in County Meadows of Allentown. She was the wife of Turney T. Gratz for 56 years.

Born in Bardstown, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Jennie (Spalding) Stocker.

She taught for five years in Norfolk, Va., and for 30 years in the Easton Area School District, retiring in 1989.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Whitehall.

She was a member of the Golden Agers of Whitehall and of the PSEA-R and PASR.

Thomas W. Unger

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired zinc company executive

Thomas W. Unger, 67, of Northampton, died Nov. 2, 2012, in Lehigh Township as a result of an accident due to cleanup from Hurricane Sandy. He was the husband of Connie S. (Rohr) for 39 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Stephen J. and Rose (Paukovitz) Unger.

He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Lafayette College, Easton, and a master's in business administration from Rutgers University, Camden, N.J.

He was senior vice president of production at Zinc Corporation of America, Palmerton, for 24 years before retiring in 1998.

Hilda Kohut

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist member

Hilda Kohut, 82, of Whitehall, died Nov. 4, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Stephen Kohut for 60 years.

Born in Ormrod, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Johanna (Steltzman) Malits.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall, and of its Altar and Rosary Society.

Corradina "Clara" Edmonds

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former seamstress, sample maker

Corradina "Clara" Edmonds, 86, of Catasauqua, died Nov. 3, 2012. She was the wife of James C. Edmonds Sr. of Catasauqua for 67 years.

Born in New York City, she was a daughter of the late Vincenzo D. and Francesca (Spadoro) DiStefano.

She was a seamstress and sample maker.

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

She was a former chairwoman of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (I.L.G.W.).

Thomas B. Reitz

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former brick mason

Thomas B. Reitz, 57, of Allentown, died Nov. 1, 2012, at Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia. He was the fiance of Gidget Keck.

Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Donald and Frances (Meckel) Reitz.

He was a brick mason with William Proud Masonry Restoration Inc., Philadelphia. He previously worked for Connolly Construction, Philadelphia, and on the assembly line at Mack Trucks, Allentown.

He attended Egypt Community Church, Whitehall.

He was a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers locals 54, 1 and 15.

Theresa "Palfey" M. Greitzer

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former weaver

Theresa "Palfey" M. Greitzer, of North Catasauqua, died Nov. 7, 2012, at L.V. Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Nicholas A. Greitzer Jr.

Born in Ashley, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Baker) Palfey.

She was a weaver for the former Hess and Goldsmith Silk Mill.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia of North Catasauqua; two nieces, Madeline Mooney of Washington, N.J., and Mary Ann Canning of Allentown; a great-niece, Carol Kemp; nieces; and nephews.

Judy "Chenaw" M. SantaMaria

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

1959 WHS graduate

Judy "Chenaw" M. SantaMaria, 71, of Bethlehem Township, died Oct. 12, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of the late Peter V. SantaMaria for 48 years.

Born in Allentown and raised in Fullerton, she was a daughter of the late Roy A. and Mildred L. (Matthews) Freeman Jr.

She was a 1959 graduate of Whitehall High School. She earned a degree in psychology from Moravian College.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Bethlehem.

Geraldine K. Dorwart

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran member

Geraldine K. Dorwart, 58, of Northampton, died Oct. 17, 2012, at Muhlenberg Hospital, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John and Arlene (Saylor) Hawkey.

She was a certified nurse's assistant. She was also a CNC operator for Victaulic, Forks Township, and was a brakeman on the railroad.

She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

Mary E. (Lawrence) Csicsek

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Telecom Pioneers

Mary E. (Lawrence) Csicsek, 96, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 9, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of the late Charles "Chickie" M. Csicisek.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose (Biro) Lawrence.

She worked for Laros Printery and, during World War II, for the Bethlehem Steel. She worked for Western Electric for 25 years, retiring in 1976.