Catasauqua Press

Friday, February 23, 2018

Michael E. Voice

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Hokey American Legion lifetime member

Michael “Cotton” E. Voice, 93, of Whitehall, died Jan. 20, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Helen (Supp) Voice for 63 years.

Born in Egypt, he was a son of the late Frank and Susan (Yelenik) Voice.

He was an U.S. Army corporal and a veteran of World War II.

He worked at the former Bethlehem Steel for 36 years until retiring.

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

He was a lifetime member of Hokendauqua American Legion Post 739. He played for the Yankee’s baseball farm system for five years.

D. Luther George

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church member

D. Luther George, 89, of Allentown, died Jan. 19, 2018, at Heather Glen Senior Living. He was the husband of the late Darlene F. George.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Clarence J. and Mabel George.

He was in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

He and his late brother built custom homes for more than 50 years.

He was member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Northampton.

He is survived by nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Clarence “Bud” H. George.

Mary P. Reichl

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Mary P. Reichl, 83, of Whitehall, died Jan. 14, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Gustave “Gus” C. Reichl.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Alois and Mary (Schrantz) Recker.

She was a teacher’s aide for Whitehall-Coplay School District for many years.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

She volunteered for years with the church at the Ecumenical Soup Kitchen of Allentown.

Stanley P. Torbey

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Egypt Community Church member

Stanley P. Torbey, 64, of Coplay, died Jan. 12, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Donna M. (Bramich) Torbey for 45 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stanley E. and Anna (Stetz) Torbey.

He was in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.

He worked at Tru-Value Hardware, Fogelsville, for 32 years until he retired in 2013.

He was a member of Egypt Community Church.

Floyd O. Painz

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fellowship Community volunteer

Floyd O. Painz, 94, of Whitehall, died Jan. 9, 2018. He was the husband of Pearl M. (Stoudt) Painz for 71 years.

Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Charles and Esther (Hockman) Painz.

He was in the U.S. Army for three years and was with the 264th Infantry 66th Division, European Theater operation, in World War II.

He was a printer, first at Correll Printing, Easton, and then for The Morning Call, Allentown, where he worked in the composing room for 35 years. He was a supervisor for three years and an assistant composing room superintendent for six years.

Rev. John McLoughlin

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Bath Lions Club former member

Rev. John M. McLoughlin, 86, of Northampton, died Jan. 15, 2018. He was the husband of Jane E. (Dunheimer) McLoughlin for 57 years.

Born in Kingston, N.Y., he was a son of the late Merton and Edith (Clingen) McLoughlin.

He was a 1950 Syracuse Central High School graduate. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a divinity degree from Hartford Seminary. He was ordained in 1960 and held his ministerial standing with Penn Northeast Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Louise E. Kropf

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

101 years old

Louise E. Kropf, 101, formerly of Coplay, died Jan. 18, 2018, at Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Charles R. Kropf.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Robert I. and Clara (Moyer) Trankley.

She was a 1932 graduate of Coplay High School.

She was a processor for the former Newhart’s Foods, Coplay, for many years until she retired.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Coplay, where she sang in the choir for more than 60 years.

She was a volunteer coordinator with Sacred Heart Hospital for many years.

Kathy M. Pattison

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Kathy M. (Neff) Pattison, 67, of Northampton and formerly of Alexandria, Va., died Jan. 19, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

Born in Alexandria, she was a daughter of the late Carl M. and Mary M. (Schoudt) Neff.

She was a 1968 graduate of the former George Washington High School, Alexandria.

She was a bookkeeper for FEMA, Paris, Va., for several years.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bethlehem.

Lois I. Wasley

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s UCC member

Lois I. Wasley, 86, of Fullerton, died Jan. 17, 2018, at Fellowship Manor. She was the wife of William J. Wasley for 66 years.

Born in Laurel Run, Luzerne County, she was a daughter of the late Jerome and Ina (Clingerman) Walsh.

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

She was a 1948 honors graduate of Coughlin High School, and earlier in life, she worked in the drafting department of Bell Telephone Company.

Madeline G. Meixner

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Klecknersville Hotel

Madeline Grace Meixner, 92, of Catasauqua, formerly of Moore Township, died Jan. 14, 2018. She was the wife of Carl Meixner.

Born in Weaversville, she left home to work in the defense plants in Detroit and Cleveland. After the war, she went on to own and operate the Klecknersville Hotel.

She is survived by two daughters, Joan and Jean; a granddaughter, Melissa; a grandson, Jon; a great-grandson, Cole; a great-granddaughter, Lily; a brother Ralph and his wife Mary; nieces; and nephews.