Catasauqua Press

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Nancy Fairchild

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Nancy Fairchild, 77, of White- hall, died July 15, 2018, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Raymond Fairchild for 47 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Verna M. (Breisch) Snyder.

She was a 1959 graduate of Allentown High School.

She was previously employed at PP&L and Utility Service. She was most recently a secretary at C.E. Fairchild & Sons.

She was a lifelong member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.

Donald A. Lobach

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall Manor resident

Donald “Don” A. Lobach, 77, of Whitehall, died July 3, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of Anna Lee (Waypa) for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Albert G. and Emma E. (Reiger) Lobach.

He was a 1959 graduate of Allentown High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy and was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis aboard the U.S.S. Davis.

He owned Don’s Doors and Windows, Allentown, for over 20 years. He previously worked at Exide Batteries, Allentown.

Margaret E. Jessup

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

registered technician

Margaret E. Jessup, 75, of Slatington, died July 16, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of Howard E. Jessup Jr. for 55 years.

Born in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Joseph G. and Mary E. (Cantwell) Scott.

A registered technician, she was the director of the neurophysiology lab at Lehigh Valley Health Network for 35 years before retiring in 2013.

Thomas L. Ringo

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Clim-A-Temp technician

Thomas L. Ringo, 64, of Whitehall, died July 4, 2018. He was the husband of Kathleen E. (Benner) Ringo.

He was a technician for Clim-A-Temp Inc, Catasauqua.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Sue and her husband Ron Geist; his father-in-law, Donald Benner; and extended family.

Contributions may be made payable to the funeral home, 444 Pershing Blvd., Whitehall, 18052, to assist with funeral expenses.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc.

Alfred J. Chaputer

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Alfred J. Chaputer, 87, of Coplay, died July 8, 2018.

Born in Meyersville, he was a son of the late John and Catherine (Stefancik) Chaputer.

He was a farmer for all of his life.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.

He is survived by two nieces, Barbara A. Supp and Carol K. and her husband David Rabenold; a sister-in-law, Janet Chaputer; and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Chaputer; and two sisters, Helen Toth and Marilyn Supp.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.

Eugene A. Shuxteau

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

sales manager

Eugene A. Shuxteau, 93, of Macungie, died June 28, 2018, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Marielies M. (Tauscher) Shuxteau.

Born in Downers Grove, Ill., he was the son of the late Andre and Vlasta (Novak) Shuxteau.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

He was a sales manager at Jefferson Smurfit Company for 40 years until retiring in 1987.

He was a member of Hope United Church of Christ, Allentown, and was a former advisory board member of the Salvation Army for 25 years.

Anna M. Blaukovitch

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Anna M. Blaukovitch, 97, of Northampton, died July 6, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Vincent H. Blaukovitch.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Jandrisovitz) Schuch.

She worked for Clyde Shirt Company and Regal Sportswear over the years.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.

She volunteered for 20 years in the cafeteria of the former Our Lady of Hungary School.

Daniel R. Reph

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

American Club of Coplay member

Daniel R. Reph, 76, of Walnutport, died July 5, 2018, in his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Theodore R. and Julia A. (Cser) Reph.

He was a 1960 graduate of Liberty High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era, achieving the rank of GMG3.

He was employed in the material department of Lehigh Valley Hospital, both at the Cedar Crest campus and the 17th and Chew streets campus.

He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.

He was a member of American Club of Coplay.

Bruce William Bodnyk

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

software consultant

Bruce William Bodnyk, 65, of Harrisburg, died July 5, 2018, at his residence.

Born in Ft. Bragg, N.C., he was a son of the late Metro and Dorothy (Shankweiler) Bodnyk.

He was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

He was in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a software consultant first for AMP and recently for 3 Hti, where he taught CAD classes and worked with 3D printers.

He was a member of Chambers Hill United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and volunteered with the Grace Church Helping Hands Ministry.