Catasauqua Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Mark “Jiggs” R. Weaver

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Mark “Jiggs” R. Weaver, 90, of Whitehall, died May 5, 2017, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline “Jackie” S. (Scheirer) Weaver.

Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late Wallace and Rachel (Saeger) Weaver.

He was a custodian for Whitehall High School for 25 years before he retired.

He was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

Mark Kratzer

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Mark Kratzer, 52, of Catasauqua, died May 4, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

He was a son of the late Paul and Jane (Piper) Kratzer.

He was a truck driver for many years.

He is survived by a son, Matthew; an aunt, Dolores Mizur; and cousins.

Contributions may be made to Catasauqua Fire Department, 338 Second St., Catasauqua, 18032.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.

Josephine B. Galm

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Josephine B. Galm, 85, of Whitehall Township, died May 2, 2017, at home. She was the wife of Joseph D. Galm for 62 years.

Born in Newburgh, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Filippa (Orlando) Barberi.

She was a Class of 1949 Northampton High School graduate and attended Allentown Business School.

She was a secretary for Western Electric on loan to Bell Laboratories. She then was a legal secretary for Attorney Harold Caplan.

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

Jeanette S. Koncz

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua YMCA volunteer

Jeanette S. Koncz, 81, of North Catasauqua, died April 30, 2017. She was the wife of Eugene E. Koncz for 61 years.

Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (Skiba) Moravek.

She was a Class of 1953 graduate of Whitehall High School.

She was employed in the office of Drs. Paul C. Balze and Laurence E. Wildrick and worked at Phoebe Nursing Home.

Kathy A. Richards

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Kathy A. Richards, 56, of Walnutport, died April 30, 2017, at her home. She was the wife of Thomas W. Richards of Walnutport.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Betty (Gower) DiGiacinto of Stiles and the late Frederick Nipples.

She was a receptionist and secretary for 10 years for Action Machinery, Bethlehem. Prior to that, she was a receptionist for Crowder Jr., Allentown.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Stiles.

Donna L. Cope

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Pa. Liquor Control Board clerk

Donna L. Cope, 54, of Bath, died May 2, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Larry L. Cope for 21 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Orrin K. Rute and Madeline L. (Getz) Rute.

She was a graduate of Northampton High School.

She was a clerk for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Northampton state store, for 15 years before she retired in 2015.

Isadore Weiner

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked in family bakery

Isadore Weiner, 92, of Whitehall, died April 20, 2017, in the Phoebe Home. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Groller) Weiner for 62 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Brozonski) Weiner.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He worked in the family bakery for more than 42 years. He also worked at Universal Atlas Cement Company.

He was a member of Congregation Keneseth Israel, Allentown.

He was a member of Jewish War Veterans of America, Allentown, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Northampton.

Ella A. Nottle

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Ella A. Nottle, 81, of Whitehall Township, died April 30, 2017. She was the wife of Wayne R. Nottle for 60 years.

Born in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Evelyn (Meyers) Messinger.

She was a 1953 graduate of Nazareth Area High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Moravian College in 1957.

She was a co-proprietor of the former Nottle’s Diner. She worked for the YWCA in Chester, Girl Scouts in Allentown, JC Penney in the camera department and was a sales representative for L’Eggs products.

Eleanor G. Crothers

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Whitehall

Eleanor G. Crothers, 92, of Allentown and formerly of Whitehall, died May 4, 2017, at home. She was the wife of the late Charles “Chats” F. Crothers for 63 years.

Born in North Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Bruno and Evelyn (Jones) Haake.

She was a 1942 graduate of Whitehall High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society.

She retired from Sears Roebuck in 1988.

Cheryl Loch

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

assistant manager

Cheryl (Haswell) Loch, 62, of Northampton, died April 29, 2017, in the home of Michael and Carol Turczyn, her lifelong friend and guardian. She was the wife of the late Darrel “Dinker” Loch.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Janet (Troxell) Haswell Reinert of Northampton and the late Earle Haswell.

She was a 1972 graduate of Northampton High School.

She worked at Cross Country Clothes, Jewelcor and Top Star Exxon/Mobile as an assistant manager for 20 years. She was an Avon representative in Northampton for more than 15 years and earned many awards.