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Anna Catherine Tauber

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

founding member of her church

Anna Catherine Tauber, 91, of Whitehall, died March 7, 2013, in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Aloysius J. Tauber of Whitehall for 64 years.

Born in Fullerton, she was a daughter of the late Matthew J. and Rose A. (Biss) Pramik.

She attended St. John's Slovak School, Allentown, and Whitehall High School.

She was a sewing machine operator and sample maker for Julius Kayser and Company, Allentown.

Phyllis J. Kline

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Bon-Ton retiree

Phyllis J. Kline, 84, of Fullerton, died March 4, 2013, in the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Abner F. Kline for 22 years.

Born in Fullerton, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Eva M. (Scheirer) Dresher.

She was a 1947 graduate of Whitehall High School.

She was retired from Bon-Ton. She previously worked for Hess's, Lehigh Candy and Tobacco and PP&L.

Jeanette "Tooty" Belshaw

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul's Anglican Church member

Jeanette "Tooty" Belshaw, 78, of Coopersburg, died March 4, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of John Belshaw for 58 years.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Potak) Glass.

She was a 1952 graduate of Bethlehem High School.

She was a member of Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Allentown.

She is survived by two daughters, Joanne D. and her husband Mark S. Klatchak of Meshoppen, and Jean M. and her husband Robert H. Bower Jr. of Emmaus; and a granddaughter, Amy Bower.

Nicholas J. Focht Jr.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired cement company welder

Nicholas J. Focht Jr., 80, of Whitehall, died March 8, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. (Dankel).

Born in Bath, he was a son of the late Nicholas J. Sr. and Elizabeth (Moosh) Focht.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a welder for Lafarge Cement Company, Whitehall, for 44 years before retiring in 1999.

He attended Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt.

He was a life member of Grouse Hall Fish and Game Association, Ironton, and a member of the Egypt Fire Company.

Leonard "Lucky" M. Loch

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Fuller Company mechanic

Leonard "Lucky" M. Loch, 88, of Catasauqua, died March 9, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Doris E. (Heimbach) Loch for 57 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Charles and Mabel Loch.

He was a corporal in Company D, 532nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment of the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

He worked for 45 years as a mechanic in the plate room for the former Fuller Company, Catasauqua, before he retired in 1990. He worked part time for Ray, David and Dan Reed Plumbing.

Beatrice "Betty" E. Simmers

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

music teacher

Beatrice "Betty" E. Simmers, 97, of North Catasauqua, died Feb. 28, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of the late Casper E. Simmers.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Jacob W. and Emma E. (Schoedler) Levers.

She was a trimmer for S.S Kresge before retiring. She was a music and piano teacher, giving lessons at her home.

She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua.

She is survived by two sons, Ted M. of Coplay and Barry R. of Bond, Colo.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Gloria J. Deegan

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

registered nurse

Gloria J. Deegan, 83, of Lehigh Township died Feb. 26, 2013, in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Joseph Deegan for 56 years.

Born in Pennsville, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Florence (Roberts) Werner Shepard.

She was a 1947 graduate of Northampton High School and a 1951 graduate of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.

Bertha A. Unger

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John's Lutheran Church member

Bertha A. Unger, 95, of Hokendauqua, died Feb. 26, 2013, at her home. She was the wife of the late John J. Unger Sr.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Cecelia Deutsch Klucherich and the stepdaughter of the late Frank Klucherich.

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

She is survived by a son, John and his wife Bernadine, and a daughter, Sandra and her husband Rolland Reinert, all of Whitehall; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Robert Unger.

David A. Rector

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired rigger gang welder

David A. Rector, 95, of Whitehall, died March 2, 2013, at home. He was the husband of Miriam "Mim" (McCloskey) Rector for more than 68 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late James and Lillia (Metzger) Rector.

He was a welder on the rigger gang at the former Bethlehem Steel for more than 38 years, retiring in 1974. While there, he was one of the first shop stewards.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fullerton.