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Cecilia "Cele" J. Briggs

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul's Lutheran Church member

Cecilia "Cele" J. Briggs, 95, of Catasauqua, died on Aug. 11, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of the late David L. Briggs.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Cecilia (Fiertag) Tameler.

She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

She is survived by two sisters, Hilda T. Tameler and Lorraine C. and her husband Norman Reitz, all of Catasauqua; two brothers, Samuel F. and his late wife Doris Tameler of Catasauqua and Karl L. and his wife Gail Tameler of Colorado; nieces, nephews; grand nieces; and grand nephews.

Rosa Meckes

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Great-grandmother of four

Rosa Meckes, 96, of Nazareth and formerly of Northampton, died Aug. 11, 2012, at at Gracedale County Home, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the wife of the late Albert F. Meckes.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Steiner) Flamish.

She was a seamstress for Bridals by Faye, Whitehall, for five years before retiring in 1976. Prior to that, she was a seamstress for Bretz's Cleaners, Northampton, for 22 years.

Richard G. Engler

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethlehem Steel retiree

Richard G. Engler, 90, of Whitehall, formerly of Catasauqua, died Aug. 2, 2012, at Cedarbrook, Allentown. He was the husband of Elizabeth D. (Sullivan) Engler of Whitehall for 69 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Winfield and Ellen (Thomas) Engler.

He was an administrative assistant to the chief metallurgist at Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 42 years before retiring.

He was a former secretary of the Catasauqua Club and served on the Catasauqua Library Board.

William T. Ettl

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Lutheran Church member

William T. Ettl, 78, Catasauqua, died Aug. 9, 2012, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Loretta Mae (Siegfried) Ettl.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Francis V. and Frances Ida (Miller) Ettl.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He worked at Western Electric for many years before retiring.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church of Whitehall where he played dart baseball for many years.

He was a member of the Fullerton American Legion and the Telephone Pioneers.

Robert "Whiskey" L. Reimer

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Bass Masters member

Robert "Whiskey" L. Reimer, 73, of Wescosville and formerly of Northampton, died Aug. 4, 2012, in his home after a battle with lung cancer. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Fritts) Reimer for 47 years.

Born in Cherryville, he was a son of the late Lester A. and Esther M. (Shover) Reimer.

He was a 1957 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked for Mack Trucks for 34 years.

He was a former member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Northampton.

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.