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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Joan M. Shook

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Girl Scout leader in East Allen Township

Joan M. Shook, 68, of Moore Township, died Feb. 1, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital — Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Richard J. Shook Jr. for 50 years.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Sr. and Nellie (Knittle) Engle.

She was a Class of 1966 graduate of Northampton High School. She later attended and graduated from Sacred Heart Hospital Paramedic Program and Regents School of Nursing.

Andrew Romansky Jr.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Catholic Church member

Andrew Romansky Jr., 53, of Northampton, died Feb. 11, 2017, in his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Andrew Sr. and Helen H. (Ebner) Romansky of Allentown.

He was a 1981 graduate of the Northampton Area Senior High School and a 1985 graduate of Penn State University.

He worked in the receiving department of the Apple Store, Lehigh Valley Mall, for the last 10 years.

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

Joseph Wire Jr.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church member

Joseph Wire Jr., 89, a resident of Fellowship Community, died Feb. 10, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Doris (Deppe) Wire for 67 years.

Born in York, he was a son of the late Joseph and Coletta (Folkenroth) Wire.

He was a 1946 graduate of Dallastown High School. He attended Lehigh County Community College.

He was with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Texas and Florida during World War II.

He worked for Fellowship Community, ALPO and Fuller Company.

He was a member of Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, where he was an elder for 35 years.

Nicholas Bahnick

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Nicholas Bahnick, 98, of Whitehall, died Feb. 6, 2017, at Manor Care, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Mary J. (Weila) Bahnick.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Mary and Ignatz Bahnick.

He was a World War II veteran.

He worked at Purolator Inc. and for Bahnick Builders.

He is survived by three sons, Rick and his wife Donna, Dave and his wife Theresa and Mark and his wife Sue; a daughter, Maryann and her husband David Reichard; three brothers, Paul, John and David; nieces; nephews; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Richard G. Druckenmiller

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Cherryville

Richard G. Druckenmiller, 88, of Cherryville, died Feb. 1, 2017, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. He was the husband of Marian J. (Williams) Druckenmiller.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Milton and Florence (Steinmetz) Druckenmiller.

He served his country.

He worked for 30 years until he retired in 1985 from Bethlehem Steel.

He was involved with Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

Raymond T. Stauffer

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Hokendauqua American Legion member

Raymond T. Stauffer, 70, of Whitehall, died Feb. 6, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Ellwood L. Sr. and Dorothy E. (Dwinal) Stauffer.

He owned and operated the former Stauffer’s Auto Body, Whitehall, for 25 years before retiring in 1999.

He was a member of Hokendauqua American Legion Post 739.

David M. Krause

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Elks Lodge 814 two-time past exalted ruler

David M. Krause died recently. He was the companion of Bonnie Capizzi, Telford, for 27 years.

Born in 1940, he was a son of August and Hazel Krause of Pottstown.

He was a 1958 graduate of Pottstown High School and was the class president and the football team captain.

He was a former employee of Lockheed Martin of Valley Forge.

He was a two-time past exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 814, Pottstown.

Joseph J. Sentiwany Sr.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Tri-Boro Sportsmen Association member

Joseph J. Sentiwany Sr., 87, of Northampton, died Feb. 2, 2017. He was the husband of the late Catherine A. (Maurek) Sentiwany.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late John and Pauline (Gaston) Sentiwany.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked at General Electric and Black & Decker for many years.

He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

He was a member of the Young At Heart senior group, Tri-Boro Sportsmen Association and American Legion Post 739, Hokendauqua.