Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Kimberley Anne Kovach

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Kimberley Anne Kovach, 52, of Catasauqua and formerly of Williamsport, died Dec. 24, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice. She was the wife of Joseph A. Kovach for 20 years.

Born in Harvey, Ill., she was a daughter of William Madgiak of New Mexico and Gale Laubacher, wife of Harold Laubacher of Williamsport.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Allyson E.; a stepbrother; and a stepsister.

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

Daniel Steven Coval

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Hokendauqua Fire Company member

Daniel Steven Coval, 92, of Hokendauqua, died Dec. 12, 2018, at Fellowship Terrace, Whitehall. He was the husband of Ruth L. (Schenkenberger) Coval for 61 years.

Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late Stephen and Mary (Lukachovsky) Coval.

He was a 1944 graduate of Whitehall High School. He was a 1963 graduate of Kutztown University and later attended Temple University, where he earned a master’s degree.

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

Helen E. Himmelwright

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Helen E. Himmelwright, 91, formerly of Coplay, died Dec. 26, 2018, at Above and Beyond Assisted Living, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Allen A. “Barney” Himmelwright and Frank “Mooney” Mills.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Katherine (Seier) Reinisch.

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

She was a seamstress throughout the Lehigh Valley for more than 40 years before she retired.

Louise Ippolito

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Louise Ippolito, 80, of Nazareth, died Dec. 19, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital-Anderson campus. She was the wife of Benjamin Ippolito for nine years.

Born in Frackville, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Mamrosh) Papeika.

She was a clerk at a bank in New Jersey for several years.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

She volunteered for many years at Holy Family Manor.

Olive Karabin

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Olive Karabin, 93, of Fountain Hill, died Dec. 13, 2018, in her home.

Born in Ormrod, she was a daughter of the late Wasyl and Mary (Kotyk) Karabin.

She was a seamstress for Cross Country Clothes in Egypt and Northampton for 20 years. She operated a custom alterations and draperies business at her Fountain Hill residence for 50 years.

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

She is survived by a sister, Patricia Bloszinsky; a brother, Benjamin Karabin; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

Bruce David Bowen

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Bruce David Bowen, 58, of Whitehall, died Dec. 17, 2018, at home.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Dale T. Bowen and Barbara N. (Noxon) Hohe and a stepson of Franklin W. Hohe of Bethlehem.

He was a consultant with MARS, a DDAP (division of drug and alcohol programs) trainer and a trainer with The Change Companies. He was a certified advanced drug and alcohol counselor and a licensed professional counselor.

He was a member of Grace Church.

Norman J. Kern

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Hope Lutheran Church member

Norman J. Kern, 62, of Northampton, died Dec. 14, 2018, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Gloria J. (Souilliard) Kern for 42 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles G. Sr. and Evelyn (Pettersen) Kern.

He was a custodian for 14 years in the Northampton Area School District until he retired in 2013. Before that, he was a mechanic for eight years at Harhart’s Service Station, Northampton. He also worked as a parts manager at both Bennett Chevy/Toyota and Key Pontiac, Bethlehem, for 13 years.

David C. Miller

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

GWHS founding member

David C. Miller, 88, of East Allen Township, died Dec. 18, 2018, in the home that he built. He was the husband of Rose T. (Taschler) Miller for 77 years.

Born in Weaversville, he was a son of the late Preston and Lillian (Nolf) Miller.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II and received two Purple Hearts for injuries received during combat.

He was a crane operator in the beam yard of Bethlehem Steel Corporation for more than 31 years until he retired. He then became road master for East Allen Township and was elected supervisor for 28 years beginning in 1963.

Johanna T. Legath

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church member

Johanna T. Legath, 91, of Northampton, died Dec. 23, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Legath.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Johanna (Dirnthaler) Dischinat.

She was a sewing machine operator for Greiff Company and Tama Manufacturing for many years.

She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Bath.

She is survived by a son, Robert; two grandsons, Michael and Christian; a brother, Alfred; two sisters, Rose Zatsko and Angela and husband Stephen Paukovits; nieces; and nephews.

Anna Marakovits

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Anna Marakovits, 90, of Northampton, died Dec. 22, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late Edward F. Marakovits.

Born in Ormrod, she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine (Barna) Ruszin.

She was a floor worker at JJ&F and Riegel’s Sportswear factories. She was the owner of and teacher at Marakovits Ceramics, located behind her home, for 20 years.

She was member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.