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Friday, August 18, 2017

Carol E. Sommers

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Carol E. (Wechsler) Sommers, 74, of Whitehall, died June 23, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital — Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Russell Sommers.

Born in North Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Adolph and Helen (Bretz) Wechsler.

She worked at PNC Bank, Northampton, for more than 25 years and was a mortgage loan officer when she retired.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Stiles.

Anna Rose Cortazzo

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Anna Rose (Knopf) Cortazzo, 91, of Northampton, died June 18, 2017, at Weston Senior Living Center. She was the wife of the late Charles P. Cortazzo Sr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Alois and Mary (Prelofzky) Knopf.

She was a seamstress for several garment factories in the Lehigh Valley. She also worked for Our Lady of Hungary Grade School’s cafeteria.

She was active with Catholic War Veterans Women’s Auxiliary and appeared in the minstrel shows.

Lola E. Musselman

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Cherryville

Lola E. Musselman, 86, of Cherryville and formerly of Seemsville, died June 22, 2017, at her daughter’s residence. She was the wife of the late Leon H. Musselman for 52 years.

Born in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Raymond R. and Lottie E. (Schmeltze) Fenstermaker.

She was a trimmer for 24 years at the former Mary Fashion, Bath, until she retired.

She was a foster parent and an elder care aide.

She was a member of International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union.

Josephine Kantz

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Josephine Kantz, 90, of Northampton, died June 18, 2017. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Kantz.

Born in Stockertown and raised in Reinersdorf, Austria, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose (Stoisits) Stangl.

She was a cook for many years for the former St. Joseph’s Society, Northampton, and later for St. Lawrence Rectory. She had worked at Universal Pants Factory, Northampton.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and of its rosary society.

She was a member of Coplay Saengerbund.

Shirley A. Lendl

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Shirley A. Lendl, 80, of Whitehall Township, died June 23, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital — Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Louis J. Lendl.

Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Hanisits) Polakovich.

She was a floor lady at the formed Schneider Manufacturing for 29 years.

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

In addition to her husband, she is survived by nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, John; and a brother, Joseph.

Stephen A. Lizak

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

electrical engineer

Stephen A. Lizak, 93, of Northampton, died June 17, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Katherine (Hewko) Lizak for 66 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Albert and Katrina (Milander) Lizak.

He was a graduate of Coyne Technical School, Chicago, and of International Correspondence School with a degree in industrial electrical engineering.

He was in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Corps during World War II. He assisted in the Normandy Invasion and in building the wooden transport bridge across the Rhine River. He survived many bombing raids.

Warren N. Fehnel

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Covenant United Methodist Church member

Warren N. Fehnel, 88, of Northampton and formerly of East Allen and Moore townships, died June 18, 2017, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of the late Lorriane F. (Roth) Fehnel for 53 years.

Born in Crossroads, he was a son of the late Leo and Anna (Newhard) Fehnel.

He worked on the family farm in Moore Township. For more than 40 years, he was employed by Jaindl Farms before he retired.

He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Klecknersville.

Donna R. Roman

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Catholic Church member

Donna R. Roman, 64, of Northampton, died June 12, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem.

She was a daughter of the late William Roman III and Rita Wallo.

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

She taught country line dancing and helped at the Hampton House, Northampton.

She is survived by a daughter, Megan Moyer; a son, Brandon Moyer and his wife Alexis; two grandchildren, Gavyn and Ryken; and two brothers, William “Butch” Roman IV and Robert Roman.

Theresa R. Kuncio

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary office administrator

Theresa R. Kuncio, 87, formerly of Fullerton, died June 13, 2017. She was the wife of Stephen Kuncio for 50 years.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ann (Yandrasits) Klucsarits.

She was a longtime office administrator of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton, until she took retirement.

She was a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Allentown, where she was a member of the choir.

Kelsy Lynn Thomson

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Kelsy Lynn (Pierson) Thomson, 35, of Whitehall, died June 7, 2017. She was a daughter of David Pierson (with Lisa Tillman) and Nancy (Milander) Pierson (with George Gezzer).

She was a 1999 graduate of Parkland High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in business.

She worked with the human resources team at Amazon.