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Sarah B. Stevens

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Bethany Weslyan Church

Sarah B. Stevens, 94, of Northampton, died Dec. 12, 2012, at Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late John Stevens.

Born in Augusta, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mattie (Willis) Burnett.

She attended Bethany Weslyan Church, Cherryville.

She is survived by a daughter, Ginger K. and her husband Edward Silfies of Danielsville; a son, John and his wife Perma of Allen Township; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Stevens of Greenwood, S.C; a sister, Dorothy Confield of Greenwood, S.C; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Donald "Deacon" A. Seyfried

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

Donald "Deacon" A. Seyfried, 81, of North Catasauqua, died Dec.12, 2012. He was the husband of Marie T. (Bock) Seyfried for 58 years.

He was the son of the late Francis C. and Helen M. (Quigg) Seyfried.

He was a graduate of Catasauqua High School and Moravian College. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Korean War.

He retired from the Bethlehem Steel Corporation after 37 years.

He was a member of St. Mary's Church of the Annunciation B.V.M., Catasauqua, and was a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church,Catasauqua.

Robert D. Williams Sr.

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired supermarket assistant director

Robert D. Williams Sr., 80, of Allentown, died Dec. 15, 2012, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Kathryn E. (Tonelis) for 36 years.

Born in Freeland, he was a son of the late Joseph Avigliano Williams and Renee (Newhard) Williams.

He was assistant director with the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, which later merged with Superfresh Markets, for 45 years, retiring from the Quakertown location in 1996. He had also been responsible for Hellertown, Easton, and Allentown locations.

Cecelia "Mom-Mom" A. Petz

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

operated Stiles Cafe

Cecelia "Mom-Mom" A. Petz, 92, of Stiles, died Dec. 13, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Charles J. Petz Jr.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Unger) Kroboth.

She was a sewing machine operator for various mills and, with her son, operated the Stiles Cafe for 45 years.

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

Floyd "Mac" G. McDeavitt

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from military

Retired Master Sgt. Floyd "Mac" G. McDeavitt, 76, of Columbus, Ohio, and formerly of Walnutport, died Nov. 25, 2012. He was the husband of Barbara (Schultz) McDeavitt for 11 years.

Born in Slippery Rock, he was a son of the late Albert and Alberta McDeavitt.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, having served for 30 years.

He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 7215, Walnutport.

Richard J. Hower

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired photo finisher

Richard J. Hower, 86, of South Whitehall Township, died Dec. 6, 2012, at home. He was the husband of the late Bernadine H. (Vrablec) Hower and the late Virginia S. (Sweeney) Kunkle Hower.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Augustus and Esther (Rieker) Hower.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

He was a photo finisher for the former K-Photo, Allentown, and the former Guardian Photo, Catasauqua, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Allentown.

Mary A. (Christman) Lisetski

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former basketball official

Mary A. (Christman) Lisetski, 97, died Dec. 8, 2012, at Westminster Village, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Michael Lisetski for 69 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Purie and Lillie (Smith) Christman.

She was a 1932 graduate of Northampton High School, where she played basketball.

She was a women's basketball official for high school and collegiate games for 38 years.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Northampton, where she was a senior choir member and an assistant Sunday school teacher.

Edward "Geetz" C. Groller

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Local IW 36 agent

Edward "Geetz" C. Groller, 82, of Bethlehem, died Dec. 8, 2012, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. He was the husband of Elaine P. (Schuler) Groller of Bethlehem.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Edward and Eva (Dopsovic) Groller.

He worked for 42 years. Upon retiring, he was the business agent for Local IW 36.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Edward, Randall, Kevin and his wife Tracy and Kurt and his wife Linaka; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two sisters.

Barbara A. Lease

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Barbara A. Lease, 62, of Whitehall, died Dec. 7, 2012, at home.

She was born in Baltimore, Md.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Christina A. Peugh, with whom she resided, and Micelle M. Peugh of Honaker, Va.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Charles Jacobs of Berkeley Springs, W.V., and Buddy Jacobs of Cumberland, Md.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Bonnie Fellers.

Arrangements were made by Hauke Funeral Home Inc., Coplay.