Catasauqua Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sally J. Reiss

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Catholic Church member

Sally J. Reiss, 71, of Catasauqua, died June 7, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late James W. Reiss.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Helen Sivonda.

She was a clerical and office worker for the state board of parole and of the unemployment office until she retired from the Bethlehem office.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

She was active with Catasauqua Area School Board.

Robert C. Halal

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

magisterial district judge

Robert “Bobby” C. Halal, 52, of Whitehall, died June 5, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Denise M. (DeCray) Halal for nine years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Stella J. (Gresser) Halal and of the late Charles P. Halal, who died in 2012.

He was a 1982 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was a magisterial district judge in Whitehall since 2007. He was a former longtime state constable.

He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

Clarence T. Hugo

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter’s UCC member

Clarence “Hank” T. Hugo, 90, of Northampton, died May 29, 2017, at Liza’s House. He was the husband of the late Kathleen C. (Bennett) Hugo.

Born in East Allen Township, he was a son of the late James and Rella (Kuhns) Hugo.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was retired from Whitehall Cement and previously worked at Universal Atlas Cement and Giant Portland Cement companies.

He was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Seemsville.

Mary T. Sipics

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Mary T. Sipics, 90, of Northampton, died May 25, 2017 at home. She was the wife of the late Ignatius J. Sipics.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late August and Anna (Malits) Serensits.

She worked for various sewing factories in Northampton until she retired.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, formerly Our Lady of Hungary. She was a member of the altar and rosary society and of the women’s guild and baked for various church fundraisers.

Charles H. Faust

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Charles “Jake” H. Faust, 92, of Fullerton, died May 26, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of Lillian E. (Snyder) Faust for 74 years.

Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late Edwin and Helen Faust.

He was a 1942 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was a shear operator for the former Cutler-Hammer, now Eaton Corporation, for more than 30 years until he retired in 1986.

He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fullerton.

Stefanie Schatz

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Stefanie Schatz, 90, of North- ampton, died June 1, 2017. She was the wife of the late Robert Schatz Sr.

Born in Austria, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Groholtosky) Marx.

She worked for the former Cross Country Clothes for 37 years.

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

She cooked and made pierogies at the former St. Nick’s, Northampton, for many years.

Dorothy M. Janenko

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

American Legion Post 367 member

Dorothy M. Janenko, 90, of Allentown, died May 28, 2017.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Sue (Kakelacik) Janenko.

She was a 1945 graduate of Allentown High School.

She was in the U.S. Air Force and earned the rank of sergeant.

She was an administrative assistant at Sacred Heart Hospital and Capital Blue Cross.

She was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church, Allentown, where she was a lector.

She was a member of Fullerton American Legion Post 367.

Rosalie M. Winarchick

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Friendly Fifties member

Rosalie M. Winarchick, 93, of Northampton, died June 2, 2017, at Kirkland Village, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late John Winarchick.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Dmytro and Anna (Furka) Melnick.

She worked at Hess’s Department Store for 20 years.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church where she was a pierogie maker volunteer.

She was a member of Friendly Fifties and AARP.

Bernice A. Sommers

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Bernice A. Sommers, 89, of Allentown, died May 31, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Alfred S. Sommers.

Born in Longswamp, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Hummel) Kempf.

She was an Allentown Central Catholic High School graduate.

She was a sewing machine operator for the former Leonard Manufacturing, Allentown, for 15 years until she retired in 1989.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

Leonard Kuchera

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Catholic Church member

Leonard Kuchera, 82, of Whitehall, died May 18, 2017, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown.

Born in Egypt, he was a son of the late Stephen and Catherine (Kuchera) Kuchera.

He was in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

He is survived by a sister, Irene Keller; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by six brothers and five sisters.

Contributions may be made to Allentown Rescue Mission, 355 W. Hamilton St., P.O. Box 748, Allentown, 18105.

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