Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Nevin R. George

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Nevin R. George, 95, of Whitehall, died Aug. 26, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Eleanor L. (Rudolph) for 25 years and of the late Anna G. (Bachman) George.

Born in Albany Township, he was a son of the late Victor and Elsie (Hamm) George.

He was a production inspector for the former Western Electric, Allentown, for 23 years before he retired. In his youth, he worked on the family farm in Lynn Township.

He was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli.

Mary Louise Wert

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher Catholic Church member

Mary Louise Wert, 87, of Whitehall, died Aug. 19, 2019, at Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Grant J. Wert Jr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Burdell A. and Margaret M. (Wanisko) Templeton.

She was a cook for St. Luke’s Hospital for 10 years before she retired in 1997. Before that, she worked in various positions for 37 years at Arbogast & Bastian Meats, Allentown.

She was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, Catasauqua, where she was a former choir member and a member of the Young at Heart group.

Joseph J. Molchany

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton High School graduate

Joseph J. Molchany, 86, of Allentown, died Aug. 24, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Ruth K. (Giangulano) Molchany.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late James G. and Susan M. (Budihas) Molchany.

He was a 1952 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korea era and earned the rank of SKG2.

He was employed by Essroc Cement Company for 27 years until he retired in 1995. Previously, he was employed by the Northampton-Bath Railroad and Western Electric Corporation.

Stephen J. Steirer Sr.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay Saengerbund member

Stephen J. Steirer Sr., 79, of Northampton, died Aug. 24, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Geraldine R. (Sommer) for 55 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Stephen and Stella (Pelzman) Steirer.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was a dispatcher at Matlack Trucking for 20 years. He was the proprietor of Log Cabin Hotel, Coplay, for 20 years.

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

He was a member of Hungarian Hall and Coplay Saengerbund.

Linda S. Pramik

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Linda S. (Mulzet) Pramik, 70, of Emmaus, died Aug. 15, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Matthew Pramik for 38 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Kathryn (Stephens) Mulzet of Fogelsville.

Once a cheerleader at Parkland High School and waitress at the former Shankweiler’s Hotel in Fogelsville, she then started a 40-year career in the payroll department at Schaefer Brewing Company (later Samuel Adams Brewery) on the plant’s opening day in Fogelsville in 1972.

Jean R. Catts

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Jean R. Catts, 86, of Whitehall, died Aug. 17, 2019, in Whitehall Manor, Whitehall.

Born in Stiles, she was the daughter of the late Roland E. and Stella I. (Betz) Zimmerman.

She is survived by two brothers, John G. Zimmerman and Charles R. and his wife Patricia Zimmerman, all of Whitehall; nieces; and nephews.

Services will be private.

Contributions may be made to the family to help to defray funeral expenses, c/o the funeral home, 327 Chestnut St., Coplay, 18037.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc.

Gregory E. Besley

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Gregory E. Besley, 73, of Northampton, died Aug. 25, 2019, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Joan M. (Marushak) Besley for 28 years.

Born in Cortland, N.Y., he was a son of the late Charles and Frances (May) Besley.

He was a senior project manager for D&K Construction, Middlesex, N.J., for 18 years until he retired earlier this year. Prior to that, he was the owner/operator of the former Brown & Matthews Inc., Clinton, N.J., where he had been an employee for many years.

Walter “Chuck” J. Frisch

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

resident of Fellowship Terrace

Walter “Chuck” J. Frisch, 85, of Germansville, died Aug. 20, 2019, at Fellowship Terrace, Whitehall. He was the husband of the late Bette J. (Handwerk) Frisch.

Born in North Coplay, he was the son of the late Frank and Gisella (Haber) Frisch.

He was employed at the former Coplay Cement Company for 35 years before retiring in 1995.

He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Slatington, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and served as Eucharistic minister.

Carol L. Geiger

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua High School graduate

Carol L. Geiger, 80, of Holly Springs, N.C., and formerly of Catasauqua, died July 29, 2019. She was the wife of the late William Geiger.

Born in Schoenersville, she was a daughter of the late Harry Woodring Sr. and Anna Alice (Schoenerberger) Knecht.

She was a 1956 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

She worked at Sears Department Store for many years.

Nancy Christman

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ member

Nancy Christman, 82, of Northampton, died Aug. 22, 2019, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Albert Christman.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Franklin Asher and Lillian (Rayden) Kocher.

She was a bookkeeper for the former Quality Service, Northampton. She retired from Dieter Brothers, Bethlehem.

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

She is survived by a sister, Phyllis Bartholomew and her husband Robert; a niece; three nephews; and three great-nieces.