Catasauqua Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Nancy L. Ueberroth

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Nancy L. Ueberroth, 84, of Walnutport, died June 17, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Norma (Dreher) Schaffer.

She worked at Sears in Whitehall for many years.

She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl and her husband Joseph Hildebrant; a granddaughter, Jennifer; a half brother, William Schaffer; nieces; and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, 19004.

Joanne M. Hudak

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Joanne M. Hudak, 63, of Coplay, died June 18, 2019, in her home.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Lupcho) Hudak.

She worked at the post office for more than 30 years before retiring in 2016.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall, where she volunteered as a pierogi maker.

Ronald E. Kern

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lower Macungie Township

Ronald E. Kern, 81, of Lower Macungie Township, died June 21, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Joanne M. Kern for 60 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Emil and Louise Stutzenberger Kern.

He was a 1956 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and attended Penn State University.

He was employed as a manufacturing engineer at Mack Trucks and retired in 1996. Previously, he worked at Air Products and Chemicals.

He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.

Hilda S. Blose

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Hilda S. Blose, 85, formerly of Whitehall, died June 25, 2019, at Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of Maurice A. Blose for 64 years.

Born in Ormrod, she was the daughter of the late Alois and Marie (Sommers) Bauer.

An Avon representative for many years, she was also a sewing machine operator at the former Ironton Fashions and Cross Country Clothes before retiring. In her later years, she worked for H&M Concessions at the Allentown Farmers Market and Nine Oaks swim club, Coplay.

Joan L. Rice

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Joan L. Rice, 87, of Fullerton, died June 16, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Ethan “Budd” Rice for 64 years.

Raised in East Mauch Chunk, now Jim Thorpe, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Dorothea (Millhouse) Schlecht.

She was a 1949 graduate of East Mauch Chunk High School. She graduated magna cum laude from East Stroudsburg State Teachers College.

She worked in the Allentown School District and was a fifth- and sixth-grade math specialist at Sheridan Elementary School until she retired after 39 years.

Elaine A. Kern

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

NSD office worker

Elaine A. Kern, 71, of Northampton, died June 12, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Charles G. Kern Jr. for 50 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Clara (Fritzinger) Dillinger.

She worked in the business office for the Northampton School District before retiring.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

Shirley J. Lawall

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s UCC member

Shirley J. Lawall, 82, of Whitehall, died June 15, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of the late Peter Lawall for 55 years.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Mahala Kingcaid.

She graduated 10th in her class in 1954 from Whitehall High School.

She worked at PPL, Allentown, Salem United Church of Christ nursery school, Catasauqua, and Leh’s Department Store, Whitehall. She retired in 2008 from her position in accounts payable at Pipeline Petroleum.

Ferne Dillard Strohl Pletchan

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Allentown

Ferne Dillard Strohl Pletchan received last rites May 2, 2019. She was the wife of the late John Pletchan.

She was born in Allentown.

She is survived by four children and their spouses; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and sisters.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association at lung.org, or request a Mass for the repose of her soul.

Arrangements were made by Reichel Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.

Eugene L. Frassetto

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Eugene L. Frassetto, 77, of Northampton, and formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., died June 11, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Mary Ann (Stine) Kocher Frassetto and the late Joy B. (Turri) Frassetto.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Chester R. and Emma (Faccinetto) Frassetto.

He was in the U.S. Navy during a peacetime era.

He was a computer programmer for UNISYS, Blue Bell, for many years before retiring.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Allentown, where he sang with the choir.