June B. (Solderich) Nestor, 70, of Allentown and formerly of Northampton, died Feb. 23, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, after a struggle with cerebral palsy. She was the wife of Thomas R. Nestor for 36 years.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Justine L. (Haller) Solderich.
She was a longtime resident and mail distribution volunteer at Good Shepherd Home, Allentown.
She had formerly attended Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, South Allentown.
Jennie L. Collins, 55, of Schnecksville and formerly of Catasauqua, died March 1, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of Curtis M. Collins for 31 years.
Born in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Richard J. and Gladys M. (Weaver) Burgio.
She was employed by Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Helen M. Kohler, 93, of Bath, died Feb. 24, 2019, at Alexandria Manor Assisted Living, Bath. She was the wife of the late Kenneth M. Kohler.
Born in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Focht) Wetzel.
She was a trimmer for the former Sportette Manufacturing, Bath, for 25 years before retiring in 1987.
She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bath.
She was a charter member of the Moore Township Lioness Club, where she volunteered many hours, and was a member of the Northampton A.A.R.P.
Henry D. Oswald, 80, of Hokendauqua, died unexpectedly Feb. 22, 2019. He was the husband of Donna A. (Christman) Oswald for 55 years.
Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Paul J. and Agnes (Shelly) Oswald.
He worked for more than 35 years in construction for Labor Union Local 1174, Allentown.
He was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Pamela J. Friend; five sisters, Doris, Myrtle, Tina, Hattie and Janet; and many nieces and nephews.
Genevieve Nickischer, 68, of Lehigh Township died Feb. 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Daniel A. Nickischer for 42 years.
Born in Aliquippa, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Mary Sercel.
She was a graduate of both Kutztown and Lehigh universities.
Richard K. Miller, 99, of Allentown, died Feb. 18, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of the late Mary B. (Porambo).
Born in New Tripoli, he was a son of the late William A. and Mabel K. (Krause) Miller.
An Army veteran of World War II, he was a 1937 graduate of Allentown High School.
He graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1941. He received his master’s degree in education from Lehigh University in 1951 and a master’s degree in German from Middlebury College, Vt., in 1969.
Daniel C. Roman, 75, of Slatington and formerly of Whitehall, died March 1, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Patricia J. (Genovese) Roman for 49 years.
Born in Fort Bragg, N.C., he was a son of the late Carl Anthony and Pauline Ann (Tunella) Roman.
He was in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a radioman on the USS Long Beach, the first nuclear powered missile cruiser to travel the world.
He was the founder, president and chief executive officer of the former Centurion Business Forms Inc., Coplay, for 25 years before he retired in 2005.
Frances J. Minar, 71, of North Catasauqua, died Feb. 18, 2019, at Phoebe Home, Allentown.
Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph Minar and the late Ann (Farkas) Minar.
She last worked for the former Leader Nursing Home, Bethlehem, in housekeeping for two years before retiring. She was earlier a sewing machine operator for nine years for the former Key Manufacturing, Northampton; a waitress for Twin Lakes Country Club for many years; and a sewing machine operator for the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt, until its closing.
Margaret “Margie” E. Gartner, 93, of Whitehall, died Feb. 7, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Jacob M. Gartner for 65 years.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Kobli) Szilagyi.
She was a 1943 graduate of Coplay High School.
She was an assembler at the former General Electric, Allentown, for more than 20 years until she retired in 1976.
She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall. She was a member of the Golden Agers.
Joseph L. Tognoli, 79, of North Catasauqua, died Feb. 18, 2019. He was the husband of Sylvia (Yale) Tognoli for 57 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Joseph L. and Margaret (Molchany) Tognoli.
He was in the Army and Army Reserves Oct. 1960-July 1966.
He and his wife owned and operated Julie’s Restaurant, Allentown. He was later an employee at Mack Trucks until his retirement.