Catasauqua Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

Harriet E. Bitterman

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

special education teacher

Harriett E. Bitterman, 86, of Wescosville, died Jan. 18, 2013, in Above and Beyond Assisted Living, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Bitterman.

Born in Detroit Mich., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Mildred (Mohrdiek) Ewing.

She earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Michigan.

She was a special education teacher in the Bethlehem Area School District from 1980 until 1992. Befor that, she taught in the Syracuse, N.Y., area for 25 years.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.

Dolores A. Wolfgang

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Trinity U.C.C., Coplay

Dolores A. Wolfgang, 81, of Whitehall and formerly of Scotch Plains, N.J., died Jan. 31, 2013, at home. She was the wife of the late C. Herbert Wolfgang for 37 years.

Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Farley) Blood.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay.

She is survived by two sons, Gary and his wife Donna of Belvidere, N.J., and Craig and his wife Susan of Montclair, N.J.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson, Henry Cook.

Contributions may be made to the church, 11 N. Third St., Coplay, 18037.

Richard M. Diefenderfer

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Bath Hotel

Richard M. Diefenderfer, 89, of Northampton, died Jan. 25, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Muriel C. (McCafferty) Diefenderfer for 67 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Roy and Helen (Schreiber) Diefenderfer.

He was in the U.S. Navy and was a storekeeper first class during World War II.

He, along with his wife, owned and was a proprietor of the Bath Hotel for 45 years until he retired in 2005.

Marie H. Charvala

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul's Lutheran Church member

Marie H. Charvala, 92, of Northampton and formerly of Catasauqua, died Jan. 24, 2013, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John V. Charvala.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Florence (Schrader) Dobler.

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

She is survived by a daughter, Pamela and her husband Stephen Roberts, with whom she resided.

She was predeceased by brothers and sisters.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.

David F. Cressman

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

livery and coach operator

David F. Cressman, 76, of Allentown, died Jan. 20, 2013, at Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Doris (Reppert) Cressman for 51 years.

Born in Breinigsville, he was a son of the late Wilbur and Hilda (Frantz) Cressman.

He was an U.S. Army veteran.

He operated Ironton Livery & Coach for the past 25 years. Before that, he was a carpenter. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Orefield.

He was a member of Carriage Operators of North America and the American Morgan Horse Association.

Timothy 'Pop' J. Lansky Sr. owned T.J. Lansky and Son

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Timothy "Pop" J. Lansky Sr., 88, of Coplay, died Jan. 22, 2013, at his home. He was the husband of the late Margaret J. (Kiss) Lansky.

Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late Alexander and Susanna (Onkotz) Lansky.

He was a U.S. Army staff sergeant during World War II.

He was the owner and operator of T.J. Lansky & Son, Coplay. Before that, he worked for Mack Truck.

He is survived by a son, Timothy J. II; a daughter, Susan C. and her husband Steven Shafer; and two grandchildren, Tim III and Karen E. Shafer.

William H. Globosits Sr.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

UGI inspector

William H. Globosits Sr., 79, of Hokendau-qua, died Jan. 26, 2013, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Janice A. (Oakes) Globosits.

Born in Limeport, he was a son of the late Louis and Theresa (Yost) Globosits.

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

He retired after 43 years as an inspector for UGI, Bethlehem.

He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.

Anthony P. Stanz

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owned hobby shop

Anthony P. Stanz, 97, of Coplay, died Jan. 23, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Agnes H. (Geosits) Stanz for 61 years.

Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Cornelius and Gizella (Csekits) Stanz.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II and was in the military police.

He was a precious metals purchaser for the former Western Electric Company, Allentown, for 30 years. He was the proprietor of Tony's Hobby Shop, Coplay.

Helen E. Mondschein

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Young at Heart member

Helen E. Mondschein, 93, formerly of Northampton, died Jan. 24, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Frank R. and Mary (Burits) Mondschein.

She was a bookkeeper for 40 years for several Clifton, N.J., business firms.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.

She was a member of the B.V.M. Young At Heart group, Northampton.

Frances Spitko

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Tama Manufacturing retiree

Frances Spitko, formerly of Northampton, died Jan. 25, 2013, in Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Merritt Danner and of the late Kenneth Spitko.

Born in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Lagler) Faustner.

She worked at Newhart's Foods, Coplay, for 15 years. She retired from Tama Manufacturing in 1982 after many years of service.

She was a member of Emmauel Evangelical Lutheran Church.

She was a member of the Northampton senior citizens.