Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

John A. Alogna

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Fuller, FLSmidth executive

John A. Alogna, 74, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 5, 2017. He was the husband of Winifred (Wink) Alogna for 49 years.

Born in Wethersfield, Conn., he was a son of Ella Corinne Maturo and Michael Paul Alogna. He attended the Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, Mass., and Dickinson College, Carlisle. He earned a master’s degree in business administration and a Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University.

The Rev. Donna R. Cieply

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

case manager, chaplain

The Rev. Donna R. Cieply died recently.

Born in Utica, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Edna Cieply.

She was a graduate of Maryville (Presbyterian) College, Tenn., and Andover-Newton Theological School, Mass., where she earned both a master of religious education degree and a master of divinity degree. She was ordained in August 1982.

She served Mineville and Port Henry Presbyterian churches in the Adirondacks, N.Y. She then was a chaplain and a case manager at Center City Ministries, later Victory House, Bethlehem, for 25 years.

Estelle L. Shedlauskas

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

First Presbyterian Church member

Estelle L. Shedlauskas, 89, formerly of Whitehall, died Nov. 6, 2017, at her residence at Lehigh Commons, Macungie. She was the wife of A. James Shedlauskas for 59 years.

Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Lillian (Peil) Goerlitz.

She was an executive secretary to the vice president of Capital Records, Scranton.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, where she sang in the choir for more than 30 years. She was a deacon and the church secretary for many years.

Helen Paulino

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Friendly Fifties member

Helen Paulino, 90, of Northampton, died Oct. 22, 2017, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Cesar J. Paulino.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Barbara (Salalew) Turko.

She worked for 35 years with the Bell Telephone Company, New York City.

She was church member and volunteer.

She was a member of the Young at Heart and Friendly Fifties clubs.

She is survived by a sister, Pauline Marth; a sister-in-law, Joan Turko; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by three sisters; and four brothers.

Richard A. Hahn

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Richard “Dick” A. Hahn, of Coplay and formerly of Allentown and Emmaus, died Nov. 11, 2017, in his home. He was the husband of Dolores “Dolly” M. (Billie) Hahn for 58 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Allen and Anna (Urban) Hahn.

He was a 1959 graduate of Emmaus High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS John W. Weeks during the Cuban missile crisis.

He was a 25-year veteran of the Allentown Police Department. He was a motorcycle police officer for 17 years and was then promoted to sergeant in 1982. He retired in 1990.

Andrew T. Motsko Jr.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Liederkranz member

Andrew T. Motsko Jr., 74, of Whitehall, died Nov. 8, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Rosemary M. (Csencsitz) Motsko.

Born in Walnutport, he was a son of the late Andrew T. Sr. and Margaret M. (Uhnak) Motsko.

He was a Central Catholic High School graduate.

He was in the U.S. Army in Germany at the beginning of the Vietnam War.

He was a traffic manager for FLSmidth (formerly Fuller Company) for 45 years before he retired.

He was a member of the former St. Andrew’s Church, Catasauqua.

Matthew Brown

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Lehigh Township Fire Company member

Matthew “Matt” Brown, 89, formerly of Northampton, died Nov. 11, 2017, in Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of Betty H. (Kohrs) Brown for 64 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry and Eleanor (Serfass) Brown.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict with the 160th Tank Command.

He was an industrial insulator with Union 23 until he retired in 1990.

He a member of the Lehigh Township Fire Company and Fullerton Fire Company No. 1 and was a life member of Fullerton American Legion Post 367.

Paul A. Walker Sr.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Paul A. Walker Sr., 70, of Northampton, died Nov. 3, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Judith A. (Nichol) Walker.

Born in Danville, Ill., he was a son of the late Herman E. and Veronica R. (Richards) Walker.

He was sergeant and a U.S. Air Force veteran of Vietnam.

He was an electrician for Shafnisky Electric, from which he retired in 2011. He worked previously for Meisner Electric, Allentown.

He was a member of the American Legion.

Stanley G. Stump

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

owner of Stumpy’s Country Meats

Stanley “Stumpy” G. Stump, 70, of Bath, died Oct. 29, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Kathy K. (Keefer) Stump for 41 years.

Born in Wilson Borough, he was a son of the late Samuel E. Stump and Estella C. (Xander) Fenstermaker.

He was a 1964 graduate of Pen Argyl High School. He attended the Pennsylvania State Fire School and was an instructor for five years.

He owned Stumpy’s Country Meats, East Allen Township. Prior to that, he was employed by Structural Metal Fabricators, Palmerton, where he was a purchasing agent for several years.