Catasauqua Press

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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.

James R. Lynch, D.D.S.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Orefield dentist

James R. Lynch, D.D.S., 61, died Feb. 27, 2013, in Fellowship Community, Whitehall. He was the husband of Mary L. (Raymond) Lynch for 25 years.

Born in Titusville, he was a son of William W. Lynch of Pittsburgh and the late Martha (Madden) Lynch.

He was a graduate of Titusville High School, the University of Pittsburgh and Temple Dental School.

He was a dentist in Orefield from 1990 until retiring in 2011 due to his illness.

Lewis "Butch" J. Weber Jr.

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired truck driver

Lewis "Butch" J. Weber Jr., 70, of Northampton, died Feb. 27, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Lois J. (Fenstermacher) Weber.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Lewis J. Sr. and Irene M. (Bundy) Weber.

He was a truck driver for many years, retiring in 2004.

He attended St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coplay.

He was a member of the Bath Volunteer Fire Company.

Michael P. Vitushinsky

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Agere Systems retiree

Michael P. Vitushinsky, 58, of Coplay, died March 1, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, after being stricken at home. He was the husband of Juanita M. Sivak-Vitushinsky for 12 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John Sr. and Stella (Gulka) Vitushinsky.

He was a 1974 graduate of Northampton Area High School.

He worked in the polishing department of Agere Systems, Allentown, for 25 years, retiring in 2003.

He attended Assumption of Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Northampton.

G. Angeline Yeakel

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

food bank volunteer

G. Angeline Yeakel, 95, died Feb. 28, 2013, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Theodore H. Yeakel.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Agostino and Domenica (Morano) Giannotti.

She was a sewing machine operator in the garment industry. Before that, she was a welder at Mack Trucks during World War II.

She volunteered at both the St. James AME Zion Church and Allentown food banks.