Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Roger R. Bodnar

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Roger R. Bodnar, 75, of Northampton, died Dec. 17, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of the late Anna Marie (Erschen) Bodnar.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Charles and Nesttie (Kyra) Bodnar.

He was in the 1st battalion, 19th infantry and 24th infantry divisions of the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964.

He was a machinist for many years for Bethlehem Steel and Lehigh Valley Heavy Forge Company.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Josephine E. Schwartz

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Whitehall Township

Josephine “Betty” E. (Reeser) Schwartz, 97, of North Whitehall Township, died Dec. 17, 2018. She was the wife of the late Kenneth P. Schwartz.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Matilda A.E. (Riedy) Reeser.

She was a seamstress for the former Schneider Manufacturing for 22 years before retiring in 1984.

She was a lifelong member of Salem United Methodist Church, Allentown, where she was a member of the choir, the Clicking Needles group, Sunday school teacher and a former president of United Methodist Women.

Russell D. Kromer

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Hope Lutheran Church member

Russell “Buppy” D. Kromer, 88, of Danielsville, died Dec. 9, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Lucille M. (Hall) Kromer for 55 years.

Born in Danielsville, he was a son of the late Anna (Heydt) Sheckler.

He was a Lehigh Township High School graduate.

He was employed by the former Reichard-Coulston Paint Mill, Bethlehem, where he worked for 30 years until 1985. He later worked in the housekeeping department at Gracedale until he retired in 1995.

He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

Elsa J. Hoenl

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Elsa “Elsie” J. Hoenl, 91, of Alburtis and formerly of Coplay, died Dec. 8, 2018, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of Ernest P. Hoenl for 65 years.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Samuel J. Sr. and Julia (Perl) Hoanzl.

She worked for the former General Electric, Allentown.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Coplay, where she taught Sunday school.

Denise M. Harry

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

WHS Class of 1973 graduate

Denise M. Harry, 63, died Dec. 11, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Carl Harry for 43 years.

She was a daughter of the late Carl and Nancy Moats.

She was a 1973 graduate of Whitehall High School. She earned a degree in nursing from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing.

She was home nurse for Rx Home Care. She co-owned Bethlehem Ice Service.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Melissa and Carl Jr.; and two granddaughters, Kira and Hailee.

She was predeceased by a brother, Douglas Moats.

Anne Krupa

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Anne “Anna Mae” Krupa, 96, died Dec. 15, 2018, in Allentown. She was the wife of the late Frank Krupa.

Born in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Barbara (Diaczun) Pierok.

She was a graduate of Bethlehem Business School.

She was a secretary for Bethlehem Steel.

Janet Anne Rothdeutsch Ryan

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Northampton

Janet Anne Rothdeutsch Ryan, 75, of Laguna Hills, Calif., died Nov. 8, 2018, at home.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Hilda Rothdeutsch of Whitehall.

She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Allentown.

She was an elementary education teacher for Allentown Diocese.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Chanel and Jennifer; a son, Patrick; and a granddaughter, Grace Victoria, all of California; a sister, Rosemary Snyder; and a sister-in-law, Antoinette Rothdeutsch, both of Whitehall.

Frank S. Kovacs

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former NHS principal

Frank S. Kovacs, 77, of Northampton, died Nov. 29, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Judith A. (Gaugler) Kovacs for 38 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Jacob) Kovacs.

He was a 1959 Central Catholic graduate and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Kutztown State College and a master’s degree in education from Lehigh University.