Catasauqua Press

Monday, June 18, 2018

Helen J. Roman

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Helen J. (George) Roman, 88, of Bethlehem and formerly of Whitehall, died May 24, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus. She was the wife of the late John J. Roman for 60 years.

Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, she was a daughter of the late George and Isabelle (Zaher) George.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton.

James F. Taylor

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

James F. Taylor, 59, of Whitehall, died May 23, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown. He was the husband of Ann M. (Hutchins) Taylor.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Floyd Taylor and Jane (Costion) Taylor.

He worked for E. Nelson and Sons Excavating Company for 10 years until he retired in 2008. Prior to that, he was a logger for Ralph Knot Logging, Harvey’s Lake, for 15 years.

Martin J. Frisch

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay Saengerbund member

Martin J. Frisch, 80, of Whitehall, died May 23, 2018, at his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Martin G. Frisch and the late Rose M. (Strini) Frisch.

He was a newspaper carrier with The Morning Call, Allentown, for 38 years before he retired in 2003.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

He was a member of the Coplay Saengerbund.

He is survived by an aunt; an uncle; and many cousins.

Contributions may be made to the church, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Charles F. Fritz

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Charles F. Fritz, 73, of Northampton, died May 14, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Myrtle H. (Mackey) Fritz for 52 years.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late LeRoy H. and Thelma P. (Batdorf) Fritz.

He was a 1963 Pottsville High School graduate.

He was a retail sales manager for the former Thom McAn Shoes, Allentown. He then worked for 38 years for Macy’s Department Store until he retired in 2009.

Janet Gronotsky

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton High School graduate

Janet Gronotsky, 88, of Northampton, died May 10, 2018, at Cedarbrook nursing home, Allentown.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Lillian (Trankley) Gronotsky and stepmother, the late Anna (Budihas) O’Neill.

She was a 1948 graduate of Northampton High School.

She worked for Lerner’s Department Store and the D&D Shirt Factory.

She is survived by family members Dorothy and Colleen McGinley and Patrick J. McGinley Jr.

Michael Smicker Jr.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Michael Smicker Jr., 86, of Coplay, died May 14, 2018, at his home. He was the husband of the late Marilyn J. (Olenwine) Smicker.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Michael Sr. and Mary (Marhon) Smicker.

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

He was a foreman for Gardner Cryogenics, Allentown, for many years before he retired.

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

He was a member of Coplay American Legion Post 426.

Brian L. Werley

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Brian L. Werley, 68, of Whitehall, died May 19, 2018, at home.

He was a son of the late Dorothea (Holben) Dotterer and Sterling A. Werley of Seipstown.

He was in the National Guard.

He was a private fleet driver at Kraft Foods for 36 years. He drove 3,400,000 miles without a single accident.

He was a member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church, New Tripoli.

Carl Clayton Reimer

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church member

Carl Clayton Reimer, 94, of Allentown and formerly of Bath, died May 13, 2018, at his home in the Luther Crest campus. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Miltenberger Reimer for 68 years.

Born in Bath, he was a son of the late Clayton S. and Mabel A. (Landes) Reimer.

He graduated from Northampton High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg College. He then earned a doctoral degree from Syracuse University.

He worked as a manufacturing manager of synthetic fibers for 31 years with the DuPont Company.