John “Jack” J. Mishko, Sr., 84, of Northampton, died Jan. 2, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Eileen (Heffelfinger) Mishko.
Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late John and Julia (Zerosh) Mishko.
He was a graduate of Northampton High School. He continued his education at Albright University and East Stroudsburg University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in education. He received his master’s degree from Temple University.
He was a teacher in the Easton School District for 29 years.
Frank R. Marth, 91, of Northampton, died Jan. 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Annette M. (Dalla Palu) Marth for 32 years.
He was born in Northampton.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Angelican Church.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was employed at Western Electric for 38 years, retiring as a supervisor.
Jean A. Schwartz, 75, of Whitehall, died Jan. 1, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of John S. Schwartz for 53 years.
Born in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Angela (Stranzl) Tobitsch.
She worked as an artist and photographer.
Earlier in life, she worked in the defense department of AT&T in New York.
Kenneth James Carl, 51, of Whitehall, died Jan. 5, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Shelly (Egry) Carl for 27 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Ronald H. Sr. and Helga (Baumann) Carl of Allentown.
He was employed by UGI for 19 years in the street department and in sales.
He volunteered at Peaceable Kingdom.
Lloyd J. Liggitt, 88, of Walnutport, died Jan. 5, 2018, at Kirkland Village, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Jean R. (Dieter) Liggitt.
Born in Washington County, he was a son of the late Erwin and Margaret (Sly) Liggitt.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army from 1946-1949.
He was a life insurance agent with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Bethlehem, for 25 years before retiring in 1985. While there, he earned the Metropolitan Life Insurance President’s Award.
He was the owner/operator of the former Northampton Lumber Company from 1978-1990.
Martin “Marty” P. Bright, 58, of Coplay and a guest at Westminster Village, Allentown, died Jan. 3, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Kathleen A. (Deutsch) for 32 years.
Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of Joyce Bishop and the late Paul N. Bright.
He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.
He served his country in both the U.S. Navy and Marines.
He was a 1977 graduate of Liberty High School and attended Cedar Crest College.
John Belshaw, 85, formerly of Coopersburg, died Dec. 27, 2017, at Fellowship Terrace, Whitehall. He was the husband of the late Jeanette “Tooty” Belshaw for 58 years.
Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Alexander and Agnes (McBriar) Belshaw.
He was a 1951 graduate of Bethlehem High School.
He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
He was retired from the Macungie division of Mack Trucks.
He was a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Allentown.
Maria “Mitzi” Huber, 82, of Coplay, died Jan. 1, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Stefan Huber for 61 years.
Born in Reinersdorf, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Maria Taker.
She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.
She worked for the former Cross Country Clothes as an inspector for many years before retiring.
She is survived by two sons, Steven and his wife Deb of Schnecksville and Anton and his wife Diane of Northampton; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Anna T. Wechsler, 101, of Coplay, died Dec. 25, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Frank G. Wechsler for 40 years.
Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Julia (Gilly) Tameler and the stepdaughter of the late Herman and Anna (Sipics) Fruhwirth.
She worked in the garment industry in several area factories.
She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Coplay, and belonged to the Altar & Rosary Society since 1940. She sang on the choir for many years, and was a pierogi maker.
Joseph Thomas Hudak, 67, of Whitehall, died Dec. 30, 2017.
Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Thomas and Josephine (Lupco) Hudak.
He was employed as an assembler at General Electric for over 15 years. In addition, he was employed at the state hospital and the Parkland School District for many years.
He is survived by five sisters, Kathleen Vrabel, Theresa Hudak, Joanne Hudak, Diane Lloyd and Jane Horensky; and four brothers, Thomas, James, Frederick and Jeffrey.
He was predeceased by a brother, William.