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Julie Sagmeister

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Community center waitress

Julie Sagmeister, 92, of Northampton, died July 7, 2013, in Pittsburgh. She was the wife of the late Stephen C. Sagmeister.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late John and Maria (Cicak) Romanik.

She worked at Modern Pants Company. She was a waitress at the Northampton Community Center.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton, and of the church's Altar and Rosary Society.

Charles S. Blum

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired claims supervisor

Charles S. Blum, 78, died July 13, 2013, at his home in Fullerton. He was the husband of Bette L. (Steele) Blum for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry J. and Cecelia (Bruckner) Blum.

He was a 1952 graduate of Whitehall High School and later graduated from Kutztown University.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He worked for GAC and then for Erie Insurance. He retired in 1997 as a senior claims supervisor after 37 years of service.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church.

Louise A. Eckensberger

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

attorney's wife

Louise A. Eckensberger, 82, of Whitehall, died July 5, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of attorney William H. Eckensberger Jr. for more than 62 years.

She was a daughter of the late William and Anna (Porotsky) Wolbach.

She is survived by three children, Gail Endicott of Waldorf, Md., Jill Burt of Gambrills, Md., and Willian H. III of Whitehall; three grandchildren, Charles, Cora and Lewis Burt; and a brother, Roger Wolbach of Emmaus.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Donald, Carl and Robert Wolbach.

Elaine C. Bilheimer

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

1961 Slatington High School graduate

Elaine C. Bilheimer, 69, of Slatington, died July 12, 2013, in her home.

She and her husband David D. Bilheimer celebrated 50 years of marriage in May.

She graduated from the former Slatington High School in 1961.

Born July 25, 1943, in Germansville, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Mabel A.M. (Leiby) Reeser.

She was a homemaker for numerous years.

A member of Christ United Church of Christ, Walnutport, she held memberships with Star Hose Company Co. No. 1, Emerald, and Citizen's Fire Co. No. 1, Slatedale.

Ruth H. Irons

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

educator

Ruth H. Irons, 62, of Bayville, N.J., died July 9, 2013. She was the wife of William Irons for 42 years. She was a daughter of the late Jesse and Hilda Grammes.

She was a 1968 Whitehall High School graduate and a 1973 Susquehanna University graduate.

She was an elementary school teacher for 37 years.

She is survived by three sons, Christopher and his wife Jennifer and their children Evan and Nicole; Tracy and his wife Katie who are expecting twins; and Kevin.

Contributions may be made to The Union Church, Central and Fourth Ave., Seaside Park, N.J.

Vincenteen (Vinnie) L. Schaffer

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for Mack Trucks

Vincenteen (Vinnie) L. Schaffer, 74, of Willow Green, Allen Township, and formerly of Whitehall Township and North Catasauqua, died June 20, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Robert (Bob) B. Schaffer for 55 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Louis P. and Helen (Stehnack) Carfara.

She was a Catasauqua High School graduate. She attended Penn State computer classes.

She was an administrative assistant at Mack Trucks Inc. in the engineering department for 26 years.

Brian F. Ossiander

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Brian F. Ossiander, 52, of Allentown, died July 2, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Grace A. (Clark) Ossiander. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Glenn Ossiander of Pacific Palisades, Calif. and Gail (Joseph) Ossiander of Fountain Hill.

He worked as an air craft technician for U.S. Airways. He was a passionate woodworker and was involved in architectural design and installation throughout the Lehigh Valley.

He honorably served the United States in the Army and Air Force during the Gulf War and Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Donald "Muley" W. Muehlberger

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former truck driver

Donald W. Muley Muehlberger Sr., 77, of Northampton and formerly of Allentown, died July 6, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Mantz) Muehlberger for 52 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Thomas W. and Marcella M. (Wetherhold) Muehlberger.

He was an U.S Army veteran.

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

He was a truck driver for the former Branch Motor Express and the former Schaeffer Brewery.

George G. Sevart Jr.

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

George G. Sevart Jr., 78, of Mac-ungie and formerly of Allentown, died July 5, 2013, at Lehigh Commons, Macungie. He was the husband of Ruth (New) Sevart for 52 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of George G. Sr. and Bessie M. (Umberger) Sevart.

He was a graduate of Grove City College.

He was an U.S. Army veteran.

He retired as a head custodian from the Allentown School District. Before that, he worked for more than 18 years as an apprentice coordinator at the Bethlehem Steel Company. He also worked at the Allentown Hospital in the credit department.

Ann D. Oswald

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired Western Electric inspector

Ann D. Oswald, 94, of North Catasauqua, died July 4, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of the late Glen R. Oswald.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Patrick J. and Magdalena (Herman) McNally.

She worked at Western Electric for 22 years as an inspector before retiring in 1982.

She was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, North Catasauqua, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.