Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Margaret M. Semler

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

NHS cafeteria worker

Margaret M. (Laky) Semler, 82, of Northampton, died Oct. 21, 2017, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Edward C. Semler.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen Sr. and Mary (Stubits) Laky.

She worked for Aramark Food Services in Northampton High School’s cafeteria for more than 20 years. She was a cook for Northampton Liederkranz for many years.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton. She attended the Young at Heart group, formerly St. Andrew’s Parish, North Catasauqua.

Ronald R. Fogelman

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Ronald R. Fogelman, 76, of Walnutport, died Oct. 15, 2017, at his home. He was the husband of Sharon M. (Walls) Fogelman for 38 years.

Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late Ralph E. and Gloria L. (Danner) Fogelman.

He was president of Ron R. Fogelman Plumbing, Heating and Water Conditioning for more than 30 years until he retired in 2014. Prior to that, he worked for Lehigh Valley Well and Pump.

He was a member of the Skunk Club and Blue Ridge Rod and Gun Club.

He was predeceased by a sister, Judith A. Fogelman.

Alan C. Warner Jr.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Alan C. Warner Jr., 47, of Northampton, died Oct. 26, 2017, at the Lehigh Valley Hospice inpatient unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Denise M. (Fox) Warner for 28 years.

Born in Port Jervis, N.Y., he was a son of Alan Sr. and Diane (Balmos) Warner of Northampton.

He was self-employed in sales and deliveries for Snyder’s of Hanover and Lance products for the past eight years.

He was a deputy game warden for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for the past seven years.

Marvin M. Wright

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Universal Atlas Cement Company employee

Marvin M. Wright, 78, of White- hall, died Oct. 24, 2017, at Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton. He was the husband of the late Margaret M. “Peggy” (Templeton) Wright.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Martin and Eva (Getz) Wright.

He was a 1957 graduate of Northampton High School.

He worked at Universal Atlas Cement Company, a division of U.S. Steel, Northampton plant.

Robert H. Smale

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s United Church of Christ member

Robert H. Smale, 97, of Whitehall, died Oct. 23, 2017, at his residence at Fellowship Manor. He was the husband of the late Irene M. (Kovach) Smale.

Born in West Catasauqua, he was a son of the late William H. and Lillian M. (Weiss) Smale.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a cloth finisher for the former Lehigh Dyeing & Finishing Inc., Allentown, for 27 years until he retired in 1984.

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, Whitehall.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Janet M. Smale.

Nevin A. Lilly Jr.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Allen Township Volunteer Fire Co. member

Nevin A. Lilly Jr., 90, of East Allen Township, died Oct. 29, 2017, at ManorCare II, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Bernice V. (Walck) Lilly for 70 years.

Born in Seemsville, he was a son of the late Nevin A. Sr. and Estella R. A. (Stewart) Lilly.

He attended Northampton High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy and was aboard the USS Tuscon during World War II.

He was a carpenter and was last employed in the maintenance department of Muhlenberg College for 11-1/2 years before he retired in 1990.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kreidersville,

Jeanette J. Wentzell

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church member

Jeanette J. Wentzell, 84, of Danielsville, died Oct. 25, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Albert W. Wentzell for 50 years.

Born in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Paul J. Moyer and the late Elsie I. (Weitknecht) Moyer.

She was a button holer for the former Tama Manufacturing, Northampton, for 30 years before retiring in 1992. Prior to that, she worked for the former Tony’s Manufacturing Company, Edgemont (Lehigh Township) for 10 years.

She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kreidersville.

Hilda Bendekovits

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption of the BVM Church member

Hilda Bendekovits, 89, of Northampton, died Oct. 23, 2017, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Joseph L. Bendekovits.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Albert Kurtz Sr. and Hattie (Yost) Kurtz.

She was a presser/table worker for the former Fernbrook Sportswear/Regal Sportswear, Northampton, for 30 years until she retired in 1990.

She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Northampton, where she was a member of the Young at Heart group for many years.

Jean Lorraine Shoemaker

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church member

Jean Lorraine (Buss) Shoemaker, 92, died Oct. 26, 2017, in Allentown, She was the wife of the late Alvin Albert Shoemaker.

Born in Schoenersville, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Jennie (Saylor) Buss.

She was an Allentown Hospital School of Nursing graduate.

She was a cadet in the U.S. Army Nursing Corps during World War II.

She was a registered nurse at Allentown State Hospital until she retired after 10 years.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

Ralph T. Engle Jr.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

attended St. Paul’s United Church of Christ

Ralph T. Engle Jr., 72, of Andreas, died Oct. 28, 2017, at St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Shih-Chu (Diane) Engle for 15 years.

Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Ralph T. Sr. and Nellie V. (Knittle) Engle.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War era.

He was a machine installation supervisor for Hetran Inc., Orwigsburg, for 20 years before retiring in June 2013.

He attended St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Indianland.