Catasauqua Press

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Linda M. Holland

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church

Linda M. (Dutko) Holland, 61, of Palmerton, died Sept. 17, 2017. She was the wife of Terry S. Holland for 39 years.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Michael A. and R. Mary (Machalec) Dutko of Palmerton.

She was a 1974 Palmerton High School graduate.

She was an administrative assistant in the special education department of Palmerton Area School District.

She attended both Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Palmerton, and St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.

Grace M. Patrick

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Grace M. Patrick, 97, formerly of Coplay, died Sept. 15, 2017, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Center Valley. She was the wife of the late William G. Patrick for 66 years.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Haley) Allen.

She was a finisher for various garment factories for many years before she retired.

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

She was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union and a former member of Koplay Keystone Koppettes.

Regina T. Ondrasik

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Palmerton

Regina T. Ondrasik, 92, of Palmerton, died Sept 7, 2017, at Blue Mountain Health Systems, Palmerton campus. She was the wife of Peter P. Ondrasik Sr. for 67 years.

Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Valentine and Camilla (Rogaleski) Davidowski.

She was a 1942 graduate of Moosic High School.

She worked in retail sales at the former W.T. Grant Department Store, Palmerton, for several years.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Palmerton, where she was a volunteer and participated in many activities.

Glenn R. Croll Sr.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethlehem Steel Company carpenter

Glenn R. Croll Sr., 79, of Nazareth, died Sept. 16, 2017, at his home. He was the husband of Judith (Hampton) Croll.

Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Melvin and Lois (Campbell) Croll.

He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1965.

He was a carpenter at Bethlehem Steel Company for 30 years until he retired in 1995.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Glen R. Jr. of Bath; a daughter, Ricanne Croll of Raleigh, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Cory, Christopher and Stephanie.

Hiram S. Redmond

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Northampton Assembly of God

Hiram S. Redmond, 62, of Palmerton, died Sept. 6, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Laurie A. (Pankevitch) Redmond for 35 years.

Born in New Orleans, La., he was a son of the late John A. and Celeste (Creel) Redmond.

He was a foreman/refractory technician for Cornerstone Industries, Bowmanstown, for 25 years until he retired in 2010.

He attended Northampton Assembly of God.

Donald H. Steckel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

photographer’s assistant

Donald H. Steckel, 84, of New York, N.Y., died Sept. 9, 2017, at his residence in Manhattan.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Homer L. and Lena (Schleicher) Steckel.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany.

He was a photographer’s assistant for many years.

He is survived by a brother, Barry and his wife Faye of Whitehall; a sister, Virginia Valentine of Pittsburgh; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua and Coplay.

Dorothy M. Miller

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

102 years old

Dorothy M. Miller, 102, of Boylston, Mass., and formerly of Catasauqua, died Sept. 16, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late Paul S. Woodring Sr. and the late Pastor Philip C. Miller.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Edward C. and Rachel (McNabb) Manley.

She was the longest living baptized member of Catasauqua Presbyterian Church where she was a deacon, an elder and a Sunday school teacher. She was in the choir for 80 years and sang her last church solo at the age of 101.

Elwood J. Arey

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church member

Elwood J. Arey, 91, of Coplay, died Sept. 8, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Suzanne F. (Smith) Arey.

Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late George and Sallie (Frederick) Arey.

He was a World War II veteran and was with the U.S. Marine Corps in Japan.

He retired from Bethlehem Steel Company where for many years he was a machinist and had other jobs.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Northampton.

Daniel T. McNeill

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

State representative

State Rep. Daniel T. McNeill died Sept. 8, 2017. He was the husband of Jeanne (Mudri) McNeill for 32 years.

He was the son of the late Alexander and Isabelle (Isaac) McNeill.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Kathleen McNeill of Bethlehem, Shannon McNeill of North Catasauqua and Heather Childress of Allentown; a granddaughter, MacKenzie; a godson, Van Scott and his husband Bill Clegg of New York; nieces; nephews; and extended family.