Catasauqua Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Irene Vomero

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher Church member

Irene Vomero, 80, of Whitehall, died Oct. 28, 2018. She was the wife of the late Angelo Vomero.

Born in Duryea, she was a daughter of the late Lemoine and Hermina (Leshney) Patterson.

She was an assembly worker for the former Western Electric/Lucent for many years before taking retirement.

She was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua, where she volunteered and pinched pierogies.

She is survived by two sons, Jim and his wife Monique and Ron; and eight grandchildren, James, Heather, Alexa, Alex, Rachel, Megan, Kenneth and Gretchen.

Katherine M. Danish

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Hope Lutheran Church

Katherine M. Danish, 57, of Slatington, died Oct. 22, 2018, in her home.

She and her husband William A. Danish Jr. were married for 30 years.

Born in Bethlehem, Lehigh County, she was a daughter of the late John and Gladys (Rice) Bergeris.

She was a prekindergarten teacher at Park Avenue Kids Korner, Neffs, for the last seven years.

Before that, she worked at Union Church Pre-School, Neffs, and Guardian Life Insurance Co., Bethlehem.

She attended Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

Margaret A. Walakovits

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Margaret A. Walakovits, 88, of Coplay, died Oct. 28, 2018, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Maria (Breitfeller) Walakovits.

She was a sewing machine operator for the former Universal Pants, Allentown. Before that, she worked in a cigar factory.

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

She is survived by a sister, Pauline E. Walakovits; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sisters; and a brother.

Services will be private.

Patricia R. Eckrode

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Patricia R. Eckrode, 80, of Macungie, died suddenly Oct. 23, 2018. She was the wife of the late Robert M. Eckrode for 37 years. She was the longtime companion of Charles “Chuck” A. McNeil.

Born in Mahanoy City, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Olga (Kovick) Gormas.

Until retiring, she worked for Saab and Caterpillar in the inventory control departments.

She was a member of Lower Macungie Seniors.

Howard Grant Rosell

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Slatington

Howard “Gummo” “Big Al” Grant Rosell, 87, of Slatington, died Oct. 26, 2018, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Mary (Speck) Rosell.

Born in Tuckerton, N.J., he was a son of the late Harry Curlis and Greta (Grant) Rosell.

He was a Tuckerton High School graduate.

He was in the U.S. Navy and in the New Jersey National Guard.

He worked for Sun Oil, Chester. He retired from Congoleum Corporation, Hamilton Township, N.J., in 1993.

Timothy C. McGouldrick

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bath

Timothy C. McGouldrick, 62, of Bath, died Oct. 20, 2018, at home.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Francis and Betty (Crush) McGouldrick.

He was a semiprofessional musician who sang and played folk guitar.

He is survived by a daughter, Heather McGouldrick O’Neil and her husband Edward; three grandchildren, Edward, Kevin and Erin; four siblings, Francis and his wife Terry, Pat and her husband Bill Doncsecz, Tom and his wife Kim and Michelle and her husband John Balog; nieces; and nephews.

Patricia J. Moore

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Patricia J. Moore, 76, of Whitehall and formerly of Clearwater, Fla., died Oct. 28, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Richard C. Moore Sr.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harry G. Jr. and Ruth E. (Dell) Dunstan.

She earned an associate degree in funeral service from Northampton Community College.

She worked for many years in the pediatric surgical care unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, until she retired in 2007.

Barbara M. Miller

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Catasauqua High School

Barbara M. Miller, 79, died Oct. 11, 2018, at Whitehall Manor.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Ellen (Herbster) Miller.

She attended Catasauqua High School.

She was a jewelry pricer for Piercing Pagoda until she retired in 1990. She worked earlier in life for Boise Cascade.

She is survived by a daughter, Debra and her husband Jon Kleckner of Bethlehem; and a sister, Sherry Miller of Catasauqua.

There will be a visitation 10 a.m., followed by services 11 a.m., Nov. 3 in the funeral home, 444 Pershing Blvd., Whitehall.

Joseph S. Lakits

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Catholic Church member

Joseph S. Lakits, 93, of Northampton, died Oct. 16, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Ellen M. (Wagner) Lakits.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Andrew and Barbara (Went) Lakits.

He was a presser for the former Cross Country Clothes and Botany 500, Northampton, for 36 years until he retired in 1990.

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

Ronald C. Voll

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Ronald C. Voll, 67, of Northampton, died Oct. 19, 2018, in his home.

Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Hilda Voll.

He was employed in the textile manufacturing industry.

He was a member of the Bowmanstown Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by a cousin, Tanya Dreher of Albrightsville; and a niece.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to charity of your choice.

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