Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Mary R. Hock

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Mary R. Hock, 89, of Lehigh Township, died Sept. 3, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of the late John S. Hock Sr.

Born in Rockdale, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Theresa (Weber) Horwith.

She was a 1947 graduate of Parkland High School.

She was a seamstress/machine operator at various garment mills in the Lehigh Township area. She was a seamstress and sewed church choir robes and wedding dresses.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville, where she sang on the choir for many years.

Gladys L. Werner

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany Wesleyan Church member

Gladys L. Werner, 96, of Northampton, died Sept. 8, 2019, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Stanley G. Werner.

Born in Bethlehem Township, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and the late Bertha (Fisher) Werkheiser.

She was an assembly line worker for the former Dixie Cup, Easton, for 17 years until she retired. Since 1955, she assisted her husband and son in running the family farm in Lehigh Township.

She was a member of Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville.

Sherwood L. Mack Sr.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Sherwood “Woody” L. Mack Sr., 80, of Danielsville, died Sept. 7, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Katherine (Sheirer) Mack for 39 years.

Born in Saegersville, he was a son of the late Leroy and Nora (Guldner) Mack.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked for Alpo Products for many years in various capacities and was plant manger before his retirement in 1994.

He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.

Anna Kosht

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Anna Kosht, 96, of Fellowship Terrace, Whitehall, died Sept. 1, 2019, in her home.

Born in Ormrod, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Verna (Skalish) Kosht.

She was an assembler at the former Western Electric Company, Allentown, had worked at various men’s garment manufacturers and was a nurse’s aide at Sacred Heart Hospital.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church and of the Apostleship of Prayer group.

Barbara Wright

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Barbara Wright, 77, of Whitehall, died Sept. 2, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of Jack G. Wright for 55 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Flamisch) Mattes Jr.

She was an Allentown High School graduate.

She worked at Hess Department Store, Bon Ton and Meals on Wheels.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Allentown.

John J. Sommer

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

John J. Sommer, 90, of Whitehall, died Aug. 24, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Mary (Sacks) Sommer for 64 years.

He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Heindl) Sommer.

He was a Central Catholic High School graduate.

He was a mechanic and foreman at a textile mill. He played accordion and keyboard for polka bands.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

Kim O. Rhoades

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Kim O. Rhoades, 63, formerly of Coplay, died Aug. 26, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown.

He was a son of the late Oliver G. and Doris A. (Korsak) Rhoades.

He was a Whitehall High School graduate.

He worked as a chef.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Coplay.

He is survived by two uncles; and cousins.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made to the church, c/o the funeral home, 327 Chestnut St., Coplay, 18037.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc.

Mark Faust

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall High School graduate

Mark Faust, 56, formerly of Whitehall, died Aug. 25, 2019, at HCR Manorcare, Easton. He was the husband of Audrey Villari Spangenberg and of the late Therese M. (Herbacek) Faust.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Maynard P. Faust and the late Mary (Wadusky) Faust.

He was a graduate of Whitehall High School.

He worked in the maintenance department of Wernersville State Hospital. Prior to that, he worked at Lehigh Valley Mall.

He was a former member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Daniel B. Benarcik Sr.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall High School graduate

Daniel B. Benarcik Sr., 96, of Wilmington, Del., died Sept. 2, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Kitty Benarcik for 57 years.

Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late John and Theresa Benarcik.

He was a Whitehall High School graduate. He attended Penn State-Lehigh Valley, and the Citadel, Charleston, S.C.

He was a U.S. Army dispatcher during World War II for the Red Ball Express supply line to the Allied troops after D-Day. He was assigned to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration to help rebuild Europe after Germany’s surrender