Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Catherine Keeney Pressley

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Whitehall

Catherine Keeney Pressley, 88, formerly of Whitehall and, for the past 26 years, of Seminole, Fla.; died Dec. 2, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late John Van Pressley.

She was an Allentown Central Catholic High School graduate.

She was a telephone operator at Bell Telephone and worked at Sears until her retirement in 1993.

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Seminole, Fla.

She volunteered at Woodside Nursing Home and did data entry at Pinellas Suncoast Hospice.

Concepcion La Luz

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lehigh Township

Concepcion La Luz, 77, of Lehigh Township and formerly Bronx, N.Y., died Nov. 26, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Jose M. La Luz Sr. for 51 years.

Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Valentin and Lydia (Martinez) Rodriguez.

She was an X-ray technician for 33 years, employed by Bronx Lebanon Hospital until retiring in 1995.

She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Allentown.

Suzanne L. Kiss

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Suzanne L. Kiss, 55, of Walnutport, died Dec. 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Daniel D. Kiss for 17 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Judith (Wiggins) Bryant of Bath and the late Ernest Suranofsky.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by a stepson, Matthew; a grandson, Gene; a sister, Cindy Christopher; two brothers, Greg Bryant and Mark Bryant and his wife Diane; nieces; and nephews.

Services are private.

Raymond B. Hahn

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

Raymond B. Hahn, 76, of North Catasauqua, died Dec. 6, 2019. He was the husband of June Hahn.

He was a son of the late Raymond B. and Ruth M. Hahn.

He worked for Eastern Airlines and most recently drove for A&A Limo Service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gerald; a daughter, Sandra Lower and her husband Brian; two brothers, Bernard and his wife Sharon and Ernest and his wife Penny; a sister, Kristen and her husband Buddy Mink; and three grandchildren, Zachary, Brielle and Braeden.

He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret “Peggy” Kastelnik.

Richard A. Stoudt

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay Saengerbund bowler

Richard A. Stoudt, 50, of Northampton, died Dec. 2, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Christina (Kobylinski) Stoudt for 23 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Richard M. and the late Rose Ann (Kubinsky) Stoudt.

He was an Allentown Central Catholic High School and Penn State University graduate.

He was a letter carrier for the Allentown Post Office for 25 years. He was the 2018 Letter Carrier of the Year.

He was a lifelong bowler, first at the former St. John’s Club, Allentown, and most recently at the Coplay Saengerbund.

Dolores B. Schoemaker

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Community Center waitress

Dolores B. Schoemaker, 85, of Northampton, died Dec. 7, 2019. She was the wife of the late Richard C. Schoemaker.

She was an examiner for Modern Pants Factory for 30 years and for Cross Country Clothes for 10 years. She was a part-time waitress at the Northampton Community Center for several years.

She is survived by a daughter, Deborah S. Bodnar of Northampton; and a sister, Dorothy Faut of Gilbertsville.

She was predeceased by a son-in-law, David G. Bodnar.

Dorothy R. Janscak

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s choir member

Dorothy R. Janscak, 88, died Nov. 30, 2019, at HCR ManorCare, Bethlehem, where she resided.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kacsur) Janscak.

She was an executive secretary for Chevron Corporation.

She sang on the choir at her church, St. Mary’s Annunciation BVM Church, Catasauqua.

She was close to a nephew, Mark; and two nieces, Kathy and Pat.

There will be a calling time 8:30-9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial 9 a.m., Dec. 14, at St. Mary’s Annunciation BVM Church, 122 Union St., Catasauqua.

Jeanette D. Barr

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua thrift shop volunteer

Jeanette D. Barr, 96, of Catasauqua, died Dec. 6, 2019. She was the wife of the late Harold “Bud” W. Barr.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Sherman T. and Florence (Hoffman) Matchette.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

She volunteered for the Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Breslin and her husband Tim; a son, Greggory and his fiancee Kerry Wagner; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, James Matchette; and a sister, Lydia Faust.

Kathleen M. Roth

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Nazareth

Kathleen M. Roth, 49, of Nazareth, died Dec. 1, 2019, at home after a long battle with breast cancer. She was the wife of Carl Roth for 18 years.

Born in Easton, she was a daughter of Antonia Maida, husband of Theresa of Troy, and Renee (Brannan) Maida and her companion Clarence Buskirk of Easton.

She was an Easton High School graduate. She earned an associate degree in early childhood education from Northampton Community College.

She was a pre-K teacher with Third Street Alliance, Easton, for 24 years.