Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Pauline E. Walakovits

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Pauline E. Walakovits, 86, of Coplay, died Aug. 18, 2019, at her residence.

She was a daughter of the late John and Maria (Brietfeller) Walakovits.

She worked in the clean room at the former Western Electric, Allentown, for many years until she retired.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by brothers and sisters.

Services will be private.

Contributions may be made to St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay, 18037.

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

Roger F. Cocivera

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Penn Linen and Uniform worker

Roger F. Cocivera, 87, died Aug. 6, 2019. He was the partner of Linda Widner.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Anna (Dopsovic) Morgan and Roger F. Cocivera Sr.

He worked at Penn Linen and Uniform and at TRSA.

In addition to his companion, he is survived by Christopher Widner of Mertztown; former spouse, Bonnie Cocivera of Whitehall; a daughter, Shelly and her husband Philip Robinson of New Jersey; a son, Todd and his wife Judy of Whitehall; and two grandsons, Chris and Jeremy.

June E. Houseknecht

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Fellowship Community

June E. Houseknecht, 87, formerly of Emmaus, died Aug. 2, 2019, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Theodore M. “Ted” Houseknecht.

Born in Barnesville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. and Bertha M. (Oden) Cole.

She was a registered nurse in Frederick, Md., and later worked as a registered nurse at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown.

She was a member of Fellowship Community Church, Whitehall.

Theresa M. Feiller

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Stiles

Theresa “Teri” M. Feiller, 59, of Stiles and formerly of Cementon, died Aug. 4, 2019, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the companion of Thomas J. Danner.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Theresa (Kornheisl) Feiller.

She was a phlebotomist for 20 years for the Lehigh Valley Health Network. She worked previously at the former Cross Country Clothes.

Larry D. Mensinger

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter’s UCC member

Larry D. Mensinger, 62, of Moore Township, died Aug. 6, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Lisa (Willever) Mensinger for 28 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Lester and Mae (Schall) Mensinger.

He was a 1975 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was a machinist with AB Precision Grinding, Forks Township.

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

Cheryl L. Lerch

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Cheryl L. Lerch, 74, of Whitehall, died May 30, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Charles P. Lerch.

She was a daughter of the late Alfred and Theresa (Mehallick) Keiser.

She was a cashier for Top Star Express for 10 years until she retired.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Ruth A. and her husband Ronald Keschl and Patricia A. and her husband Vernon Mann.

She was predeceased by a brother, Richard G.M. Keiser.

Contributions may be made to Northampton Wrestling Club, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Margaret I. Kostenbader

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Northampton

Margaret I. Kostenbader, 89, of Nazareth, died Aug. 6, 2019, at Moravian Hall Square Retirement Community, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Walter E. Kostenbader Jr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Franklin and Maude (Heller) Ruloff.

She was a member of Schoeneck Moravian Church, Nazareth.

She is survived by a son, Kurt W. and his wife Diane of Bayonne, N.J.; a daughter, Kay M. and her husband Phillip Joseph of Sussex, N.J.; and two grandchildren, Emma and Marc Kostenbader.

Lorraine K. Miller

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Schnecksville

Lorraine K. Miller, 84, of Schnecksville, died Aug. 6, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of Myles A. Miller Jr. for 42 years.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Herman Kresge and Mary Jane (Davis) Kresge Rothrock.

She retired in 1994 from Lucent Technologies, formerly Western Electric, after 35 years.

A charter member of Calvary Baptist Church, South Whitehall, she participated in weekly Bible study and volunteered at the Allentown soup kitchen.

Additionally, she was a member of the Upper Lehigh Lioness Club for more than 20 years.

Anthony Makris

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton American Legion member

Anthony “Tony” Makris, 90, of Easton, died July 28, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Patricia (Rush) Makris for 23 years and of the late Harriet Dexter (Ballweg) Makris.

Born in Bayonne, N.J., he was a son of the late Alex and Angela (Hartacolis) Makris.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a disabled American veteran.