Catasauqua Press

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dean K. Lakatosh Sr.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates

Dean K. Lakatosh Sr., 83, of Neffs, died Aug. 25, 2017, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Nancy A. (Balliet) Lakatosh for 61 years.

Born in Slatington, he was a son of the late Joseph Sr. and Cora M. (Valora) Lakatosh.

He was an assembly line worker at Mack Trucks Inc., Macungie, for 25 years before retiring in 1990.

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1954, he dedicated much of his life to playing and coaching baseball.

Olga M. Milositz

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bethlehem

Olga M. Milositz, 93, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 12, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Milositz for 55 years.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Parascevia “Pauline” Gregoris.

She worked at Laros and Fountain Hill Silk Mills, Bethlehem, before she retired.

She was a parish- ioner of Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church.

She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Joseph James Horvath

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Trinity Episcopal Church member

Joseph James Horvath, 84, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 21, 2017. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Joseph and Veronica (Olexa) Horvath.

He was the husband of the late Shirley (Frank) Horvath for 58 years.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He worked at Bethlehem Steel. He later was a sorter for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, retiring in 1997.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Bethlehem.

Mark C. Shenberger

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Mark C. Shenberger, 48, of Macungie, died Aug. 24, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest Boulevard, Salisbury Township. He was the son of Dale and Annette (Seidel) Shenberger.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Trexlertown.

He was active with the Macungie Fire Co. and enjoyed going to the social hall.

He was proud of his jobs detailing recreational vehicles for private clients and also buses for the former Leonard Bus Lines.

Olga Harbove

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Olga Harbove, 89, of Whitehall, died Aug. 19, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of late Michael “Benny” Harbove.

Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Suzanna (Hudsco) Kochenash.

She worked at the former Richards Sportswear, Allentown, for several years.

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

Denis M. Jones-Bankich

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Denise M. Jones-Bankich, of Northampton, died Aug. 15, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of Steven P. Bankich for 19 years.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late John J. and Rita F. (Eisenbraun) Jones.

She worked at Lehigh Valley Cardiology, Bethlehem, for the past 16 years.

She attended both St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Berlinsville, and Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Bath.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, John; and two sisters, Janet and Marie.

Dawn L. D’Andria

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Dawn L. D’Andria, 51, of Whitehall, died unexpectedly Aug. 12, 2017.

She was a daughter of Carole D’Andria and the late Ralph D’Andria.

She was a Northampton Community College graduate.

She had been employed by Lehigh County Children and Youth for 18 years.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by an aunt; uncles; and cousins.

Contributions may be made to United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, 1110 American Parkway NE, Suite F-120, Allentown, 18109.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.

Donald D. Easton

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

NOVA EMS volunteer

Donald “Pop” D. Easton, 89, of Walnutport and formerly of Coplay, died Aug. 20, 2017, in his home. He was the husband of the late Florencia (Ongais) Easton and Beatrice (Crick) Easton.

Born in Matton, Ill., he was a son of the late Don and Virgie (Eveland) Easton.

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

He was a terminal manager for Agway Petroleum Corporation, formerly Phillips Petroleum Corporation, Macungie, retiring in 1989. He earlier worked for Phillips Petroleum Pipeline in various states for 15 years.

Joan L. Hammer

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Joan L. Hammer, 81, of Coplay, died Aug. 16, 2017, at her daughter’s home in New Tripoli. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Hammer Jr.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Naomi (Mengel) Obereker.

She was an Emmaus High School graduate.

She was a cashier and shop steward for the former Laneco, Coplay.

She is survived by two daughters, Debra L. Krause and Roxanne and her husband Michael Davis; five grandchildren, Steven, Dana, Ethan, Christie and Jodee; and seven great-grandchildren.