Catasauqua Press

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Robert L. Follweiler

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Sears Service Center technician

Robert L. Follweiler, 89, of Bethlehem, died June 14, 2018, at Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton. He was the husband of Jeanette Mae (Roberts) Follweiler for 69 years.

Born in Towamensing, he was a son of the late Leland and Blanche (Green) Follweiler.

He attended electronics school.

He was in the U.S. Navy during peace time.

He worked in appliance stores, and then, for 30 years, was an electronics technician for Sears Service Center, Catasauqua, until he retired.

He was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ, Bethlehem.

Frank C. Rothdeutsch

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Frank C. Rothdeutsch, 79, of Whitehall, died June 24, 2018, at Fellowship Community. He was the husband of Antoinette “Toni” (Gutleber) Rothdeutsch for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Frank W. and Hilda (Yandrasitz) Rothdeutsch.

He was a 1956 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and attended St. Bonaventure University.

He retired in 2001 from the sales and service department of Mack Trucks after 26 years of service.

He was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church.

Charles H. Pitts

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton Fire Company lifetime member

Charles “Buddy” H. Pitts, 89, of Whitehall, died June 15, 2018, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Earlene A. (Schlicher) Pitts of Whitehall for 65 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Charles B. and Mae (McCloskey) Pitts.

He was a 1946 of Coplay High School graduate.

He was a member of the former Trinity United Church of Christ Church, Coplay.

He was a shipping clerk at the former Tarkett for 40 years before he retired.

He was a lifetime member of Fullerton Fire Company.

Walter A. Marinkovits

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall-Coplay School District bus driver

Walter A. Marinkovits, 79, of Northampton, died June 21, 2018. He was the husband of Joan (DeLucia) Marinkovits for 54 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Gustav and Hedwig (Marakovits) Marinkovits.

He graduated from Coplay High School.

He was employed at Stofanak Custom Kitchens, Hechinger and Stanley Vidmar. He was a school bus driver for the Whitehall School District and was a Pennsylvania State Police constable.

He was a member of the Tri-Boro Sportsman Club, Ranger Lake and the Northampton Exchange Club.

Donna S. Sheirer

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fellowship Manor receptionist

Donna S. (Kellenberger) Sheirer, 74, of Whitehall, died June 16, 2018, at her home. She was the wife of the late Ronald G. Scheirer.

Born in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late George T. and Frances I. (Penny) Kellenberger.

She worked for 32 years for the former First National Bank and Meridian Bank before she retired. She then worked for many years as the receptionist for Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She is survived by a sister, Brenda and her husband James Flaherty Jr.; a niece, Kelly Flaherty; a nephew, James Flaherty III; and two sisters-in-law.

Kathleen M. Griffin

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Kathleen “Kate” M. Griffin, 63, of Northampton, died June 21, 2018, at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Dr. John A. Griffin, M.D., and Emma (Ferry) Griffin, R.N.

She was an Allentown Central Catholic High School graduate.

She was a member of the former St. Michael Catholic Church, Northampton.

She was an office manager at Mechanical Services for 30 years and, most recently, she was the business manager at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare from 2006 to 2017.

Bruce B. Smith

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Porter Lodge No. 284 lifetime member

Bruce B. Smith, 69, of Palmer Township, died June 9, 2018, at home. He was the companion of Karen M. Shriver for 22 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Harry B. Jr. and Dorothy M. (Fink) Smith.

He was a 1967 Catasauqua High School graduate. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Husson University, Bangor, Maine.

He was a lifetime member of Christ United Church of Christ, Schoenersville.

He was a lifetime member of the East End Fire Company and of Porter Lodge No. 284, North Catasauqua.

James D. Johnson Jr.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Whitehall High School

James D. Johnson Jr., 26, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., died June 21, 2018.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of James and Gloria Johnson.

He attended Whitehall High School and West Chester University.

He was an artist and musician who played at street fairs, coffee shops and in friends’ basements. He was a reader who escaped into the realms of Game of Thrones, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars and Harry Potter.

He enjoyed nature and hiking the local trails and found pleasure in being surrounded by family and a fiercely loyal group of friends. He was a truly unique soul.

Mary B. Lucky

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

102 years old

Mary B. Lucky, 102, of Whitehall, died June 19, 2018, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John J. Lucky.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Somogyi) Spaits.

She attended Our Lady of Hungary School.

She was a presser in the garment industry for many years until she retired.

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

She was a member of the Hungarian Society.