Catasauqua Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Frank J. Sakasits

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

lineman and supervisor

Frank J. Sakasits, 79, formerly of Coplay, died April 20, 2017. Born in Upper Nazareth Township, he was a son of the late Frank P. and Emma (Derkits) Sakasitz.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was a lineman and supervisor for PPL until he retired in 1995.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

Following his retirement, he volunteered on a horse farm where he helped children with special needs to enjoy horseback riding.

Edwin F. Hunsberger

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

served at Iwo Jima

Edwin Franklin Hunsberger, 90, of Macungie, died April 19, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice, Allentown.

He was the husband of the late Violet Iobst (Fisher) Hunsberger, who died Oct. 19, 2011.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Franklin and Pearl (Diehl) Hunsberger.

He served in the U.S. Marines in World War II and was a part of Anti-Tank Company 414 during his service in Iwo Jima.

His service in Iwo Jima included being present for the raising of the flag.

He was the owner of Edwin F. Hunsberger Septic and Excavating, Macungie.

Mary A. Klepeiss

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Mary “Mitzi” A. Klepeiss, 85, of Coplay, died April 25, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Klepeiss.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Schwab) Pinter.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, and its altar and rosary society.

She is survived by two sons, Joseph J. and his wife Debra and William and his wife Beth; a daughter, Maria and her husband Daniel Schedler; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Christian, Rebecca, Benjamin, Annie, Jessica, Joshua and Adrienne; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Isadore Wiener

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked in family bakery

Isadore Wiener, 92, of Whitehall, died April 20, 2017, in the Phoebe Home. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Groller) Wiener for 62 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Brozonski) Wiener.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He worked in the family bakery for more than 42 years. He also worked at Universal Atlas Cement Company.

He was a member of Congregation Keneseth Israel, Allentown.

Darlene M. Steiner

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher Church member

Darlene M. Steiner, 68, of Catasauqua, died April 20, 2017. She was the wife of Jerry Steiner for 47 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Wilma (Ring) Bryan of Whitehall and the late Harold M. Bryan.

She worked in a cafeteria in the Catasauqua Area School District for 25 years.

She was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

John R. Domitrovits

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of the Johnny Dee Orchestra

John “Johnny Dee” R. Domitrovits, 88, of Whitehall, died April 12, 2017, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of the late Marie L. (Hammer) Domitrovits.

Born in Stiles, he was a son of the late John E. and Gisella (Hacker) Domitrovits.

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

He was a machine operator for 32 years for General Electric until he retired in 1985.

He founded the Johnny Dee Orchestra in 1954, from which he retired in January of 2014.

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

Helen H. Romansky

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Northampton

Helen H. Romansky, 88, of Allentown and formerly of Northampton, died April 24, 2017, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Andrew Romansky Sr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late George Ebner and Anna (Gabriel) Ebner.

She was an examiner for the former D&D Shirt Factory for several years before she retired in 1963. Prior to that, she worked for many years in the toy department for the former Lerner’s Department Store, Northampton.

She was a lifelong member of Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Northampton.

Ronald “Ronnie” James Howanich

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

artist, mall decor designer

Ronald “Ronnie” James Howanich, 66, of Whitehall and formerly of Atlanta, Ga., died April 18, 2017. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Mike and Stella (Groller) Howanich.

He was a graduate of Parkland High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.

He was an artist and a designer of holiday décor for shopping malls across the U.S., Canada and the Islands. He created pop art prints of American celebrities. His love of art led him to befriend Sally Starr, whose friendship he cherished.

Loretta Ann Fry

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

ASD cafeteria manager

Loretta Ann (Wisher) Fry, 85, of Northampton, died April 21, 2017, at home. Born in Jackson’s Patch, Mahanoy City, she was a daughter of the late Charles O. and Julia (Markle) Wisher. She was the wife of Charles F. Fry of Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, for 65 years.

She was a cook and then the manager of four cafeterias with the Allentown School District for more than 22 years.

Jean E. Getz

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wind Gap

Jean E. Getz, 79, of Wind Gap, died April 13, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of the late Lester T. Getz Sr.

Born in Kunkletown, she was a daughter of the late Alan J. and Mildred M. (Smith) Weiss.

She was a seamstress for Scotty’s Fashions.

She was a member of the American Legion auxiliary, Wind Gap Post, and of the Jacksonian Club, Nazareth.

She is survived by a son, Edward A. Altemose of Saylorsburg; a brother, Robert Weiss of Lehighton; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by an infant daughter.