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Thomas B. Reitz

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former brick mason

Thomas B. Reitz, 57, of Allentown, died Nov. 1, 2012, at Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia. He was the fiance of Gidget Keck.

Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Donald and Frances (Meckel) Reitz.

He was a brick mason with William Proud Masonry Restoration Inc., Philadelphia. He previously worked for Connolly Construction, Philadelphia, and on the assembly line at Mack Trucks, Allentown.

He attended Egypt Community Church, Whitehall.

He was a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers locals 54, 1 and 15.

Theresa "Palfey" M. Greitzer

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former weaver

Theresa "Palfey" M. Greitzer, of North Catasauqua, died Nov. 7, 2012, at L.V. Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Nicholas A. Greitzer Jr.

Born in Ashley, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Baker) Palfey.

She was a weaver for the former Hess and Goldsmith Silk Mill.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia of North Catasauqua; two nieces, Madeline Mooney of Washington, N.J., and Mary Ann Canning of Allentown; a great-niece, Carol Kemp; nieces; and nephews.

Judy "Chenaw" M. SantaMaria

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

1959 WHS graduate

Judy "Chenaw" M. SantaMaria, 71, of Bethlehem Township, died Oct. 12, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of the late Peter V. SantaMaria for 48 years.

Born in Allentown and raised in Fullerton, she was a daughter of the late Roy A. and Mildred L. (Matthews) Freeman Jr.

She was a 1959 graduate of Whitehall High School. She earned a degree in psychology from Moravian College.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Bethlehem.

Geraldine K. Dorwart

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran member

Geraldine K. Dorwart, 58, of Northampton, died Oct. 17, 2012, at Muhlenberg Hospital, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John and Arlene (Saylor) Hawkey.

She was a certified nurse's assistant. She was also a CNC operator for Victaulic, Forks Township, and was a brakeman on the railroad.

She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

Mary E. (Lawrence) Csicsek

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Telecom Pioneers

Mary E. (Lawrence) Csicsek, 96, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 9, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of the late Charles "Chickie" M. Csicisek.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose (Biro) Lawrence.

She worked for Laros Printery and, during World War II, for the Bethlehem Steel. She worked for Western Electric for 25 years, retiring in 1976.

Dorothy E. Haberern

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Egypt

Dorothy E. Haberern, 90, of Allentown and formerly of Egypt, died at her home. She was the wife of the late Henry W. Haberern.

She was a daughter of the late Archibald and Kattie (Bloise) Bair of Egypt.

She worked for Western Electric for 35 years until she retired.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda J. Knauss of Orefield.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Allen, Rowland and Harvey.

Contributions may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Gary R. Reinhard

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Laborer Union Local 1174 retiree

Gary R. Reinhard, 67, of Slatington,died Oct. 9, 2012, at Blue Mountain Health System-Palmerton Campus.

Born in Pennsville, he was a son of the late Ralph and Elizabeth (Pavalko) Reinhard.

He was employed by the Laborers International Union of North America Local 1174, Allentown, for 33 years before retiring in 2007.

He attended Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bath.

He was a member of Lappawinzo Rod and Gun Club and the Tri-boro Sportsmen Club, both of Northampton.

Dorothy F. Schwartz

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity church member

Dorothy F. Schwartz, 89, died Oct. 20, 2012, at Country Meadows, Upper Macungie. She was the wife of the late Louis S. Schwartz.

Born in Holtville, Calif., she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Louise (Depopi) Destray.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt.

She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy M. and her husband Raymond Mudrick of Macungie, Mary A. Schwartz of Allentown, and Catherine L. Byron Reed of New Tripoli; a son, Louis S. and his wife Lori Schwartz of Northampton; a brother, Walter Destray of Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Stanisla R. Tait

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

Stanisla R. Tait, 81, formerly of Coplay, died Oct. 23, 2012, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was married to the late William T. Tait.

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

She was a member of St. Peter R.C. Church, Coplay.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna M. wife of Richard Fox of Whitehall; grandson, Zachary; brothers, Raymond and Peter Mondschein; sisters, Helen Mondschein and Rose Guzdzial.

She was predeceased by siblings, Frank, John, Joseph, William, George, Alfred, Mary, Emma and Theresa.