Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Frances A. Brader

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

retired WCSD bus driver

Frances A. Brader, 74, of Whitehall, died Oct. 17, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of Ronald P. Brader for 52 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Hacker) Steinhofer. She was a Whitehall-Coplay School District food service worker and a bus driver for 20 years until she retired in 2006. She was a member of Fullerton Volunteer Fire Company’s ladies auxiliary and Coplay Saengerbund.

Mildred L. Kurtz

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Mildred “Millie” L. Kurtz, 92, of Fullerton, died Oct. 12, 2017, at Cedarbrook. She was the wife of the late David P. Kurtz.

Born in Fullerton, she was a daughter of the late Clarence R. and Elizabeth G. (Hammerly) Gilbert.

She was a 1942 graduate of Whitehall High School.

She was a seamstress at the former Fuller Sportswear until she retired in 1986 as a vested member of UNITE.

She was earlier in life a cook and waitress at the old Fullerton Fire Hall.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fullerton.

Sandra L. Piescienski

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Fire Dept. auxiliary member

Sandra L. Piescienski, 72, died Oct. 11, 2017, at her residence in Northampton. She was the wife of Keith A. Piescienski for 29 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Mary Lou (Solderich) Best.

She was an instructional assistant for Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 for 15 years until she retired in 2014.

She was an auxiliary member of Northampton Fire Department.

Ronald E. Smacchi

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Ronald E. Smacchi, 78, of Northampton, died Oct. 14, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of Charlene A. (Schmidt) Smacchi for 24 years.

Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late Sante and Silia (Giusepponi) Smacchi.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in social psychology from Kings College, Scranton.

He worked for Alliance Insurance Company, Bethlehem, and was later a litigation manager for 33 years for Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company until he retired in 1998.

He was a member of Pittston Volunteer Fire Company.

Bonita B. Seko Schlabig

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of former Trinity UCC

Bonita “Bonnie” B. Seko Schlabig, 67, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 7, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Gregory O. Schlabig and of the late Ronald Seko.

Born in Schnecksville, she was a daughter of Grace M. (Strohl) Balliet of Coplay and the late William F. Balliet, a former Whitehall Township fire chief.

She was a certified nursing assistant for Maximum Care, Home Instead Senior Care and Cedarbrook.

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

Florence M. Jacoby

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s UCC member

Florence M. Jacoby, 98, of Fullerton, died Oct. 6, 2017, at Phoebe Home. She was the wife of the late Ernest E. Jacoby.

Born in Fullerton, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Myrtle (Brobst) Saylor.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Howertown.

She is survived by two daughters, Audrey F. and her husband Howard R. Hoffert of Allentown and Faye B. Herman of Emmaus; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a sister, Betty Blose.

She was predeceased by a brother, Edgar Saylor.

Arthur Hayden Anderson Sr.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Arthur Hayden Anderson Sr., 85, of Whitehall, died Sept. 26, 2017. He was the husband of Sybil (Angela) Anderson of Fogelsville for 58 years.

Born in Porus, Jamaica, he was a son of Arthur and Zoe (Amy) Anderson.

He graduated in 1961, having earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in geology, from Howard University, Washington, D.C. He graduated in 1963 from American University with a master’s degree in chemistry.

Nicholas Cihylik

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church

Nicholas Cihylik, 55, of West Bowmans, died Oct. 11, 2017, in his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Nicholas W. Sr. and Judith E. (Behr) Cihylik of Laury’s Station.

He was a 1980 graduate of Parkland High School.

He was a diesel mechanic for Troxell Trucking Company, East Penn Township.

He attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Veronica Dietz of Whitehall; a brother, David C. of Northampton; three nieces, Ashley, Mckenzie and Nikki; and a nephew, Jonathan.

Brian A. Miller

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of New Ringgold

Brian A. Miller, 59, of New Ringgold, died Oct. 12, 2017. He was the husband of the late Joanne (Koenig) Miller.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Catherine and the late George Miller.

He was an exterminator for Ehrlich Pest Control. He was previously a draftsman at Mack Trucks.

He was a baseball player.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Brian and his wife Louise; two brothers, Danny and Charles and his wife Michelle Miller; and a sister, Sue.

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