Catasauqua Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jennie I. Hunsicker

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

school teacher

Jennie I. Hunsicker, 77, of Walnutport, died April 14, 2017, in the inpatient hospice unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Herbert A. Hunsicker.

Born in Kempton, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy (Kamp) Bowers.

She was the director of administrative services at Lincoln Technical Institute, Allentown, for 35 years until she retired in 2012.

She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

Edward R. Schreibeck

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Northampton

Edward R. Schreibeck, 73, of Bethlehem, formerly of Northampton, died April 19, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Julius and Emily (Lakits) Schreibeck.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.

He was a past president of St. Francis Society, Allentown.

He is survived by two brothers, Ronald and Michael Schreibeck, both of Allentown; and three sisters, Cindy Melendez of Allentown, Ann Peczenyj of Northampton and Kathleen Gaston of Salisbury Township.

Grace L. Repp

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

school teacher

Grace L. Repp, 97, of Allentown, died April 7, 2017, at the Phoebe Home. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Repp.

Born in Maxatawny, she was a daughter of the late J. Arthur and Esther (Ziegler) Gernerd.

She was a 1939 graduate of Kutztown State University.

She was a teacher at the Lower Macungie Elementary in the East Penn School District and Sayre schools.

She was a member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Allentown, where she was active in the Senior Saints.

Betty J. Wirth

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Allentown

Betty J. Wirth, 86, died April 13, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Junior F. Wirth.

Born in West Catasauqua, Whitehall Township, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Pearl (Stengel) Seyfried.

She was a caregiver for her daughter.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys.

Elizabeth I. Murphy

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Elizabeth I. Murphy, 86, died April 13, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Joseph F. Murphy.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Hobart and Stella (Strunk) Kern.

She enjoyed roller skating at Skateaway and watching college basketball games.

She is survived by a son, Joe and his wife Carol of Catasauqua; two brothers, Randy and his wife Judy Kern and Hobie and his wife Grace Kern; two grandsons, Joe and Hunter; and a great-grandson, Cody.

Theresa M. Gierula

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

PACS secretary

Theresa M. Gierula, 85, of Fullerton, died April 17, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of the late Bernard “Bunnie” F. Gierula for 56 years.

Born in Hellertown, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Martin) Hudock.

She was a secretary at Lucent Technology for many years until she retired.

She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Allentown, where she was a past recording secretary and a pierogi maker.

Earl Sinclair Baylor

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s, Fullerton, member

Earl Sinclair Baylor, a resident of Fellowship Community, Whitehall, died April 20, 2017. He was the husband of Faye (McKeever) Baylor for 66 years.

Born in Easton in 1929, he was a son of the late Russell and Gladys (Stark) Baylor.

He was a 1947 Bethlehem Vocational-Technical High School graduate.

He was in the U.S. Army and was a sergeant in Germany during the Korean War era. He was, for four years, in the U.S. Army’s Ready Reserves.

He was an apprentice at Bethlehem Steel Company. He was, for almost 25 years, a machinist at Line Tool Company, Allentown.

Pamela A. Kellow

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1987 NHS graduate

Pamela A. Kellow, 48, of Northampton, died April 20, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, as the result of injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident on April 14.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Charles G. Kern Jr. and Elaine A. (Dillinger) Kern of Northampton.

She was a 1987 graduate of Northampton High School.

She was a line leader at Zulily distribution center, Bethlehem, for the past year. She worked earlier for Lowes Hardware.

Edward J. Holaska

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Agere operating engineer

Edward J. Holaska, 66, of Catasauqua, died April 18, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Gale (Erney) Holaska.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Paul T. and Dorothy B. (Farley) Holaska.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was an operating engineer for Agere for more than 32 years. He was a school bus driver for more than 12 years.

He was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

He was a former Catasauqua Borough Council member.

James Everett Kern Sr.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

bricklayer, electrician

James Everett Kern Sr., 87, of Northampton, died April 10, 2017, at home. He was the husband of the late Joyce (Lazar) Kern.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late James T. and the late Mary (Everett) Kern.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1947 to 1950. In 1948, he was a mechanic for the United Nations staff, supervising the application of the Palestine truce under the authority of the United Nations mediator on Palestine and the Security Council truce commission.