Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Arthur John Lentz

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Annunciation BVM Church member

Arthur John Lentz, 77, of Catasauqua, died Sept. 10, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Donna (Yankowy) for 51 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Arthur C. and Marie S. (Yirovec) Lentz.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va., as a radar technician.

He was an electrician in the maintenance department with PP&L for over 30 years.

Dolores J. Kotsch

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Kotsch’s Meat Market

Dolores “Dolly” J. Kotsch, 88, of Whitehall, died Aug. 28, 2018, in the house that her grandfather built. She was the wife of the late Ernest J. Kotsch Sr. for 36 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Wilmer and Dora (Eberhart) Stem.

She was a 1948 Whitehall High School graduate and graduated in 1951 from the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.

Alice K. Vandergrift

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Alice K. Vandergrift, 90, died Aug, 31, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late John A. Vandergrift.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Jeanette (James) Dorwart.

She was employed by the former William Atkin Shirt Company, Allentown, for 17 years. She then worked at Walmart in North Fort Myers, Fla., for 10 years.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

Craig A. Geissinger

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton Fire Company life member

Craig A. Geissinger, 61, of Whitehall, died Sept. 1, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Linda M. (Frantz) Geissinger for 37 years.

He was a son of Paul “Gus” E. Geissinger Jr. and the late Arlene (Millham) Geissinger.

He was a facility manager for cryogenic machinery for 25 years with Air Products and Chemicals and retired in 2002. He was a research and development technician from 2010 to 2016 for Smooth-On, Lower Macungie Township. He worked previously for Muller Martini.

Janet D. Pickett

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Assembly of God member

Janet D. Pickett, 84, of Bath, died Aug. 30, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of William F. Pickett Sr.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Tony and Julia (Nagy) Abraham.

She was a member of Northampton Assembly of God.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Kathleen and her husband Brian Collins and Cynthia and her husband Michael Anderson; a son, William F. Jr. and his wife Cynthia; a sister, Dorothy Sodl; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Marie T. Kollar

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Marie T. Kollar, 95, formerly of Coplay, died Aug. 31, 2018, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Kollar.

Born in Austria, she was a daughter of the late Anton and Theresa (Poltl) Leitgeb.

She was a seamstress throughout the Lehigh Valley for 46 years before she retired.

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

Julius Hlasney

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Whitehall

Julius “Joe” Hlasney, formerly of Whitehall, died Sept. 3, 2018, at Bethlehem Manor. He was the husband of Helen (Tutko) Hlasney for 68 years.

He was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Mucha) Hlasney.

He was an electrical technician for the former Western Electric before retiring.

He served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Pensacola, Fla.

Larry V. Kulhamer

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton Fire Company life member

Larry V. Kulhamer, 67, of Whitehall, died Aug, 29, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospice.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Marion D. (Lindenmuth) Kulhamer and the late Vincent P. Kulhamer.

He was a professional driver for PennDOT for many years until he retired in 2012. He worked earlier in life in the 5C plant of Mack Trucks.

He was a life member of Woodlawn Fire Company and Fullerton Fire Company No. 1.