Catasauqua Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Evelyn E. Tancin

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

seamstress

Evelyn E. Tancin, 84, of Whitehall, died April 1, 2017, in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Thomas N. Tancin.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Morris and Hattie (Grim) Clewell.

She was a seamstress for many years.

She is survived by a son, Robert and his wife Maureen; a granddaughter, Nicole Tancin; two grandsons, Thomas J. Tancin and his partner Timothy Larkin, and Corey Tancin; and two sisters, Harriet Santee and Ruthann Shambo.

Helena Radakovits

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Hungary

Helena Radakovits, 95, died Feb. 27, 2017, of a long-term illness. She was the wife of the late Frank Geosits and the late Edward Radakovits. She was born in Szentpeterfa, Hungary.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary parish.

She is survived by a daughter, Clara Mian; a stepdaughter, Linda and her husband John Issowits; a stepson-in-law, Fred Kedl; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a niece, Mary Filipovits; two great-nieces, Rosemarie Schlenick and Susan Hall; and a goddaughter, Kathy Farago.

John R. Deutsch

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

heavyweight boxer

John “Jack” R. Deutsch, 76, of Whitehall Township, died unexpectedly April 7, 2017. He was the husband of Mary Deutsch for 41 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Ida Deutsch and the late John Deutsch and stepmother Tessie Deutsch. He grew up in Northampton and Egypt.

He worked for Bethlehem Steel Corporation for more than 35 years and retired in 1995 when steel-making at the Bethlehem main plant closed. He was a heavyweight boxer, runner and bouncer in the Lehigh Valley.

Lorraine C. Hoffman

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Hess’s retiree

Lorraine C. Hoffman, 88, of Catasauqua, died April 8, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Dale S. Hoffman.

Born in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Quentin D. and Hilda I. Heberling Hartzell.

She worked at Hess’s Department Store, Allentown, for more than 25 years until she retired.

She was a craft show vendor.

Doris J. Butz

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Schnecksville

Doris J. Butz, 91, of Schnecksville, died April 9, 2017, in Gracedale Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Robert C. Butz.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harry J. and Florence M. (Snyder) Guth.

She is survived by a son, Dennis R. of Whitehall; a sister, Jeanne Sook of Luther Crest; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Arrangements were made by Stevens Funeral Home Inc., Allentown.

Joseph Felix

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

union painter

Joseph Felix, 78, of Whitehall, died April 9, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Schneider) Felix for 47 years.

Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Frank and Lucy (Dobish) Felix.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

He was a union painter in the Lehigh Valley for many years.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Coplay,

He was a lifetime member of the Catholic War Veterans.

Raymond J. Mondschein

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Catholic Church member

Raymond J. Mondschein, 90, of Northampton, died April 13, 2017, in Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. He was the husband of Nancy C. (Cebula) Mondschein for 62 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Burits) Mondschein.

He was a Villanova University graduate.

He was an U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He retired from Erie Insurance Company, where he had been a claims adjuster for many years.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Coplay.

Suzan J. Dreisbach

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

lab registrar

Suzan J. Dreisbach, 61, of Northampton, died April 1, 2017, in the inpatient hospice unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of Timothy C. Dreisbach for 37 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen Prickler and Rose Ann (Reiter) Prickler of Northampton.

She was a lab registrar at Sacred Heart Medical, Northampton, a subsidiary of Sacred Heart Hospital, for many years until she retired in 2011.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church.

Elizabeth (Linsky) Strasser

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

102 years old

Elizabeth (Linsky) Strasser, 102, formerly of Cementon, died April 8, 2017, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Frank S. Strasser.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Fetchko) Linsky.

She was a seamstress for the former Garren Garment Company, Allentown, for more than 40 years until she retired in 1976.

She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Allentown.

She is survived by nieces; nephews; and cousins.

Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.