Catasauqua Press

Friday, August 18, 2017

Jonathan E. Flook

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Jonathan E. Flook, 60, of Coplay and formerly of Fullerton, died June 14, 2017, in Allentown. He was the husband of Debra Klinger of Coplay.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Gerald and Nancy Flook.

He was a Whitehall High School graduate.

He was a deejay for 91.3 WLVR Lehigh University, Bethlehem, for many years. He worked in the parts department of Haldeman Ford, Kutztown.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Rebecca Bowman and Ellen Hyland and her husband Peter; a brother, David Flook and his wife Gail; a nephew; and three nieces.

William G. Lauffer Jr.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

William G. Lauffer Jr., 85, formerly of Emmaus, died Feb. 10, 2017, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Joan (Balze) Lauffer.

He is survived by his wife; children, Nancy Anderson, John and Karen; three granddaughters; one great-grandson.

A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. June 17 at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 Cedar Crest Blvd. A visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. in the church.

Arrangements were made by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Patricia A. Dillman

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Patricia A. Dillman, 69, of Salisbury Township, died June 10, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House after a two-plus-yearlong battle of mediastinal liposarcoma. She was a wife, mother to two and a grandmother to five.

She was a 1965 graduate of William Allen High School and a graduate of the Allentown School District practical nursing program. She dedicated her life as an LPN for 40 years and would have been married 48 years June 14.

Patrick B. Beil

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Patrick B. Beil, 50, of Whitehall, died May 31, 2017, at his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Donald G. Beil and the late Joanne V. (Dotterer) Beil.

He is survived by two brothers, Blake E. and his wife June of North Catasauqua and Barry Beil of Bethlehem; and a stepbrother, Michael Conroy.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Bruce A. Beil and Donald C. Beil.

Contributions may be made to the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.

William H. Stevens Jr.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

William H. Stevens Jr., 58, of Walnutport, died June 9, 2017, in Lehigh Township. He was the husband of Sharon L. (Silfies) Stevens for 36 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William H. Stevens Sr. and Pauline (Scitney) Hardy of Danielsville.

He was in the U.S. Navy, during the peace time of 1977-1983, and earned the rank of MM3 (E-4).

He was a route driver for Primo Produce, Allentown, for the last 15 years.

Walter Graf

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Walter Graf, 87, of Whitehall, died June 12, 2017. He was the husband of Agnes C. (Frisch) Graf for 64 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles and Hermina (Keppel) Graf.

He was a 1946 graduate of Allentown High School.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked at Bethlehem Steel for 43 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Karen L. Graf-Gober and her husband Stephen Gober of Whitehall and Nancy Purshock of Coplay; two grandsons, Maximillian and Stephen Tyler; and a sister-in-law, Hilda Graf.

Sally J. Reiss

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Catholic Church member

Sally J. Reiss, 71, of Catasauqua, died June 7, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late James W. Reiss.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Helen Sivonda.

She was a clerical and office worker for the state board of parole and of the unemployment office until she retired from the Bethlehem office.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

She was active with Catasauqua Area School Board.

Robert C. Halal

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

magisterial district judge

Robert “Bobby” C. Halal, 52, of Whitehall, died June 5, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Denise M. (DeCray) Halal for nine years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Stella J. (Gresser) Halal and of the late Charles P. Halal, who died in 2012.

He was a 1982 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was a magisterial district judge in Whitehall since 2007. He was a former longtime state constable.

He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

Clarence T. Hugo

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter’s UCC member

Clarence “Hank” T. Hugo, 90, of Northampton, died May 29, 2017, at Liza’s House. He was the husband of the late Kathleen C. (Bennett) Hugo.

Born in East Allen Township, he was a son of the late James and Rella (Kuhns) Hugo.

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

He was retired from Whitehall Cement and previously worked at Universal Atlas Cement and Giant Portland Cement companies.

He was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Seemsville.

Mary T. Sipics

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Mary T. Sipics, 90, of Northampton, died May 25, 2017 at home. She was the wife of the late Ignatius J. Sipics.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late August and Anna (Malits) Serensits.

She worked for various sewing factories in Northampton until she retired.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, formerly Our Lady of Hungary. She was a member of the altar and rosary society and of the women’s guild and baked for various church fundraisers.