Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 23, 2018

Helen Kimock

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church member

Helen Kimock, 90, of Whitehall, died Feb. 26, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of the late Frederick P. Kimock.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (Chemji) Palanica.

She attended William Allen High School and Allentown Business School.

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

She is survived by a son, Fred M. and his wife Christine of Macungie; two grandchildren, Claire and Benjamin; and a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Kern-Kimock.

Clifford T. Kleintop Jr.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Lappawinzo Rod & Gun Club member

Clifford T. Kleintop Jr., 79, of Moore Township, died March 3, 2018, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Clifford Sr. and Mabel (Herman) Kleintop.

He was a 1956 graduate of Northampton High School and had pitched a no hitter against Whitehall High School.

He was in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for two years during the Berlin crisis.

He was a licensed Realtor in both Pennsylvania and Florida.

He was a member of Lappawinzo Rod & Gun Club. He coached baseball for the Lehigh Township Athletic Association.

Kenneth Alton Clauser

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

lifelong photographer

Kenneth “Ken” Alton Clauser, 85, of Allentown, photographer, musician, historian and author, whose photographs appeared under the photo credit, “Photo by Ken Clauser,” died Feb. 17, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton of natural causes. He was the husband of Alma Ellen (Kunkel) Clauser for 62 years.

Born in Cementon, he was the son of the late Alton L.R. and the late Margaret Mae (Nagel) Clauser and the stepson of the late Michael H. Lansky.

Althea H. Handwerk

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

102 years old

Althea H. (Hunsicker) Handwerk, of Cedarbrook, died March 1, 2018. She celebrated her 102nd birthday last October with family and friends at Cedarbrook. She was the wife of the late David Handwerk.

Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late James and Cora (Kuhns) Hunsicker.

She was employed at Wolf’s Orchard and Lehrman’s Patio Shop.

She was a life member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, where she volunteered for their social ministry.

Marian R. Pavlick

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Arch Street Hotel

Marian R. Pavlick, 76, of Allentown, died Feb. 27, 2018, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Rocco Louis Anthony and Julia (Danies) Gallucci.

She was the former owner of the Arch Street Hotel, North Catasauqua.

She is survived by a son, Timothy and his wife Loraine and her three daughters, Veronica Pavlick Aiken, Kathy and her husband Ian Kurtz and Jula Weil; a brother, Louis and his wife Margaret Gallucci; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; cousins; nieces; and nephews.

Andrew Simpson Wight

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmanuel UCC member

Andrew “Andy” Simpson Wight, 69, of North Whitehall Township, died Feb. 18, 2018, at home with his puppy, Madison, by his side.

He and his loving wife, Patrice “Patti” (Wanish) Wight, celebrated their 31st anniversary last December at Disney World.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was a son of the late Charles John and Mary (Simpson) Wight.

After coming to the United States at age 4, he was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1965.

Sadie M.J. Chabak

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Grace UCC member

Sadie M.J. Chabak, 91, of Northampton, died Feb. 27, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late George M. Chabak.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Herbert Frack and the late Hilda (Beil) Frack.

She attended Northampton High School.

She was a sewing machine operator for the former Universal Pants Factory for 30 years until its closing and then worked at Cross Country Clothes for five years until she retired in 1988.

She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Jane A. Holben

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

WCSD school teacher

Jane “Janie” A. (Grider) Holben, 66, of Orefield, died Feb. 28, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Barry J. Holben for 38 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Thomas E. and Ethel (Goach) Grider of Allentown.

She graduated from Gratz College with a master’s degree in education.

She was an elementary school teacher for over 20 years, most recently at the Whitehall-Coplay School District.

Brianna M. Lopez

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

infant daughter

Brianna M. Lopez, infant daughter of Ismael T. Lopez and Amber L. Treadwell of Allentown, was deceased at birth Feb. 20, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a paternal grandmother, Lillian Torres of Allentown; a maternal grandmother, Irene Fernandes of Allentown; two aunts, Sara Ingle of Allentown and Melissa Treadwell of Catasauqua; and two uncles, Michael and Christopher Treadwell, both of Catasauqua.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.

Ruth J. Beer

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Trachsville

Ruth J. Beer, 92, formerly of Trachsville, died Feb. 19, 2018, in The Williamsport Home, Lycoming County. She was the wife of the late Charles R. Beer.

Born in Yonkers, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Graff) James.

She was a 1943 graduate of Chas. E. Sorton High School, Yonkers, N.Y., and a 1946 graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, New York City.

She was a registered nurse at the Kresge Nursing Home, Gilbert, for 25 years until she retired.