Catasauqua Press

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bernard C. Schwindenhammer

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Bernard C. Schwindenhammer, 79, of Allentown, died Sept. 18, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospice after a brief illness. He was the husband of Bonita “Schwindy” (Schadt) Schwindenhammer for 50 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Francis and Hermina (Nicklas) Schwindenhammer.

He was a 1956 graduate of Central Catholic High School.

He was an U.S. Army veteran.

He retired from General Electric after 35 years. He then worked for Lehigh County Chore Service.

Richard W. Kline Sr.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary member

Richard “Dick” W. Kline Sr. died Sept. 21, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Rita (Kulhamer) Kline.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Ralph and Helen (Kleppinger) Kline.

He was a 1952 graduate of Allentown High School. He earned an electric technician associate degree.

He was in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean War.

He was a technician for 40 years at Business Machinery.

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

Frank J. Klucsarits

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton Fire Company No. 1 member

Frank “Lefty” J. Klucsarits, 83, of Whitehall and Northampton, died Sept. 13, 2017. He was the husband of the late Penelope “Penny” (Kosits) Klucsarits for 39 years.

He was a son of the late Frank R. and Theresa (Kroboth) Klucsarits.

He was a 1952 graduate of Coplay High School.

He was a millwright at Giant Cement, Dragon, and had retired from Hercules Cement after a lifetime of service.

He was a member of Hokendauqua and Fullerton American Legion posts, Fullerton Fire Company No. 1, West Coplay Maennerchor (where he bowled) and Coplay Saengerbund.

Walter Kuchinos

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption of the Virgin Mary member

Walter Kuchinos, 95, of Wescosville, died Sept. 9, 2017, at Lehigh Commons, Lower Macungie Township. He was the husband of Tessie (Mazur) Kuchinos for 70 years.

Born in Bath, he was a son of the late Paul and Sophie (Dziadyk) Kuchinos.

He was a graduate of Northampton High School. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, both Kutztown and Temple universities and Muhlenberg College.

He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was a prisoner of war in Poland and Germany.

Beatrice M. Holobusky

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Beatrice M. Holobusky, 86, of Slatington and formerly of Whitehall, died Sept. 10, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late John Holobusky.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late William Sr. and Lizzie (Rothrock) Kohler.

She was a 1949 graduate of Northampton High School.

She was last employed at Dunn and Bradstreet, Bethlehem, where she worked for 20 years until she retired in 2002.

She was a 50-year member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua, where she was also a volunteer.

Tammy S. Fox

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

taught at Northampton High School

Tammy S. Fox, 53, of Summerland Key, Fla., and formally of Northampton, died Sept. 6, 2017. She was the wife of Richard Fox Sr.

She was a daughter of Judy Wagner and the late Roy Wagner.

She was a science and physical education teacher at Key West High School.

She taught and coached previously at Northampton High School and North Warren Regional High School, New Jersey.

Stephen G. Kerbacher

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Leiderkrantz life member

Stephen “Kerby” G. Kerbacher, 86, of Northampton, died Sept. 15, 2017, at home. He was the husband of the late Mildred M. (Castle) Kerbacher.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Grohotulsky) Kerbacher.

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

He worked for Lehigh County’s utility maintenance department for seven years until he retired in 1996. He owned and operated Kerbacher’s TV and Appliance Repair, Northampton, from 1965 until 1990.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Allentown.

John C. Muhr

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Egypt

John C. Muhr, 64, of Egypt, died Sept. 19, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Shirleen L. (Meckel) Muhr for 45 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Harriet (Benninger) Muhr.

He was a 1971 Northwestern Lehigh High School graduate.

He was a materials handler and a supervisor for East Penn Manufacturing (DEKA Battery) for 45 years.

He was a member of Ranger Rod and Gun Club, North Whitehall Township. He was affiliated with Lehigh Valley Hog Chapter.

Jane E. Hantz

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Jane E. (Shomper) Hantz, 55, of Walnutport, died Sept. 16, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of Kevin A. Hantz for 29 years.

Born in Minersville, she was a daughter of the late Ronald and JoAnn (Walters) Shomper.

She was a 1980 Catasauqua High School graduate.

She worked in the service department of Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Bethlehem, for several years.

She attended Faith Evangelical Free Church, Allentown.

Dorothy Grace Salter

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Moore Township

Dorothy Grace Salter, 78, of Moore Township, died Sept. 7, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Dale W. Salter for 60 years.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Cornelius and Margaret (Kennedy) Finn.

She was a 1956 graduate of Northampton High School.

She was a service assistant in directory assistance with Verizon for 20 years until she retired in 2001.