Catasauqua Press

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Michelle P. Polchik

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher Church member

Michelle P. Polchik, 55, of Catasauqua, died Feb. 2, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem.

She was a daughter of Albert and Barbara (Oleschak) Polchik.

She was a member of St. John Fisher Church, North Catasauqua.

She was a lifelong resident of Catasauqua and a 1981 Catasauqua High School graduate.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by sisters, Theresa Polchik and Barbara and her husband Thomas Correll; two nephews, Sean Michael and Tyler Matthew; and a niece, Taryn Patrice.

Bernice M. Grim

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bethlehem

Bernice “Bernie”, “Grammy Grim” M. Grim, 87, of Bethlehem, died Feb. 8, 2017, at Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late Kenneth E. Grim for 51 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Miriam (Ruch) Daniels Sr.

She was the co-owner and operator of the former Grim’s Pastry Shoppe, Allentown, for many years. She was a teacher and manager of Kralik’s Kampus Daycare Center. She was a sales clerk for Junior Colony and Nan Carlby’s Dress Shop, Allentown.

Mary Ellen Rex

Friday, February 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ member

Mary Ellen Rex, 78, of Northampton, died Jan. 31, 2017.

Born in Summit Hill, she was a daughter of the late George and Meeda (Dreibelbies) Foulk.

She worked at Bon-Ton before retiring. She participated in Northampton Senior Center’s activities.

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

Frank P. Innis Jr.

Friday, February 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Frank P. Innis Jr., 88, of Allentown, died Jan. 31, 2017. He was the husband of the late Dr. Patricia A. Strausser (Lockner) Innis, M.D., formerly of Reading.

Born in DuBois, he was a son of the late Frank P. and Lillian Innis Sr.

He was a 1946 graduate of Reading High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from University of Arkansas and a master’s degree from Penn State University.

Kathleen M. Thomas

Friday, February 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

Kathleen M. Thomas, 79, of North Catasauqua, died Jan. 25, 2017, at home.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Tilghman and Mazie (Moser) Miller.

She was a Northampton High School graduate.

She was an assembler for the former AT&T Microelectronics, Allentown.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan of Point Pleasant, N.J.; two grandsons, Conner Lucero and Hunter Thomas; and two sisters, Dora Wagner of Northampton and Charlotte and her husband Ronald Leindecker of Northampton.

George J. Greig

Friday, February 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

technician

George J. Greig, 46, died Jan. 30, 2017. He was the husband of Jennifer Greig.

He was a technician for Jim Bobal Appliance Services.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ryan; and a brother, Joseph.

There will be a memorial service 11 a.m. Feb. 11 in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 2344 Center St., Bethlehem, 18017. A reception will follow.

Dorothy T. Wallach

Friday, February 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Dorothy “Dotty” T. Wallach, 87, formerly of Allentown, died Feb. 3, 2017.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Ignatz and Anna (Billowitz) Sauerzopf.

She was a 1947 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She worked in the clean room at Western Electric /Lucent Technologies for many years until she retired in 1997. She had earlier worked for the family business, Dutch Maid Noodles.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church.

She was a 35-plus-year volunteer at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Robert C. Remaly

Friday, February 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ member

Robert C. Remaly, 75, of East Allen Township, died Jan. 29, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital — Muhlenberg campus. He was the husband of Emma Jean (Benjamin) Remaly for 54 years.

Born in East Allen Township, he was a son of the late Mark C. and Hilda R. (Barthol) Remaly.

He was a self-employed farmer at the family farm in East Allen Township for 55 years.

He was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Church, Seemsville, where he was a former member of both the choir and the consistory.

Harvey Lamar Smith Jr.

Friday, February 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of New Ringgold

Harvey Lamar Smith Jr., 88, of New Ringgold, died Jan. 22, 2017, at Reading Hospital, West Reading, surrounded by family. He was the husband of Dolores R. (Astolfi) Smith for 68 years.

Born in Middleport, he was a son of the late Harvey L. Sr. and Eva (Troutman) Smith.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era serving on the USS Allagash.

After graduating from Ford Business School, Pottsville, he was the bookkeeper for Hummel Buick, Schuylkill Haven.