Catasauqua Press

Friday, August 18, 2017

Margaret J. Barrington

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Margaret “Peg” J. Barrington, 89, of Whitehall, died July 10, 2017. She was the wife of the late Edward F. J. Barrington for 40 years.

She was a daughter of the late Frank A. and Helen Flynn.

She is survived by her caregiver and friends.

Contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 4000, Development Office, Allentown, 18105; or to St. John Fisher Catholic Church, 1229 Third St., North Catasauqua, 18032.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.

Magdalen Garrison

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Catholic Church member

Magdalen Garrison, 73, of Coplay, died July 9, 2017, at Blough Nursing Home, Bethlehem. Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Lamb) Kaich. She was the wife of Herbert Garrison for 54 years.

She was a 1961 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She worked at the Bon-Ton distribution center for 11 years. She was a secretary at St. Peter Catholic Church, Coplay, for 23 years.

John E. Gulla Jr.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Friendly Fifties member

John E. Gulla Jr., 81, of Northampton, died July 13, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital — Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Wolfer) Gulla for 60 years.

Born in Ormrod, he was a son of the late John and Catherine (Romanic) Gulla.

He worked at GAF and Tarkett for 42 years.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church where he was a pierogie volunteer.

He was a vice president of Local 691 for many years. He was a member of the Friendly Fifties and of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Club.

Janet J. Jones

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1959 NHS graduate

Janet J. Jones, 76, of Laurys Station and formerly of Walnutport, died July 11, 2017, at her granddaughter’s home in Slatington. She was the wife of the late Barry L. Jones for 43 years.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Julie (Kanas) Woginrich.

She was a 1959 graduate of Northampton High School and attended St. Luke’s School of Nursing.

She was employed by Easton Hospital for several years. In retirement, she assembled retail product displays.

Mary A. Marakovits

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Mary A. Marakovits, formerly of Coplay, died July 8, 2017, at her residence.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary R. (Csencits) Marakovits.

She was for many years a quiller for area textile mills.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, where she was a member of the altar and rosary society and was on the funeral choir.

She volunteered for the Lehigh County Meals on Wheels and the former Allentown Osteopathic Hospital.

She is survived by friends Rita and Thomas Doherty.

Gregory P. Farkas

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Gregory P. Farkas, 69, of Northampton, died July 4, 2017, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. He was the husband of Faye M. (Smith) Farkas.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Louis and Ella (Frantz) Farkas.

He was a 1965 graduate of Dieruff High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was an ad builder for 36 years for the Morning Call, from which he retired in 2008.

Frank Schlogl

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Frank “Skeeter” Schlogl, 87, of Whitehall, died June 27, 2017. He was the husband of the late Frieda (Damweber) Schlogl for 57 years.

He was a son of the late George and Josephine (Kroboth) Schlogl.

He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He worked for Willard Battery / Exide for 36 years until he retired in 1988.

He attended the Men of Malvern retreat for 59 years.

Ella J. Williams

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Ella J. Williams, 91, of Allentown, died June 29, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus. She was the wife of the late Howard F. Williams.

Born in Lower Nazareth Township, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Dieter.

She was a 1943 graduate of the Northampton High School and a graduate of Allentown Business School.

She worked in the oven room at Downy Flake-Pet Foods Company, Allentown, for more than 20 years.