Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Stephen C. Chase

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Stephen “Steve” C. Chase, 49, of Coplay, died Feb. 13, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Richard and Georgianne (Bobal) Chase of Egypt.

He graduated from Whitehall High School and Temple University.

He was an electrical engineer working on automation of plant facilities for Lafarge Holcim Cement Company. Prior to that, he worked for Keystone Cement and PPL.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Stephen C. Jr.; a sister, Rebecca Chase; and other family and friends.

Mary E. Kovalcik

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Church member

Mary E. Kovalcik, 90, of Cementon, died Feb. 8, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House.

She was a daughter of the late Matthias and Mary (Pisarcik) Kovalcik.

She worked at D&D Shirt Factory for many years.

She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton.

She is survived by two sisters, Johanna Fabik of Whitehall and Hermina and her husband William Braerman of Aberdeen, Md.; a brother, Joseph and his wife Shirley Kovalcik of Northampton; nieces; and nephews.

Gordon R. Beidleman

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hills member

Gordon “Buster” R. Beidleman, 80, of Schnecksville, died Feb. 8, 2017, at his home. He was the husband of Janis S. (Yaich) Beidleman for 60 years.

Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late William J. E. Beidleman and the late Arlene M. (Herb) Beidleman.

He was a corporal in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He was a forklift mechanic for 42 years at the former Tarkett Inc., Whitehall, until he retired in 1999.

He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Egypt.

Elaine M. Bender

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Moore Township

Elaine M. Bender, 58, of Moore Township, died Feb. 8, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Barry J. Bender for 31 years.

Born in East Stroudsburg, she was a daughter of Frances (Miller) Roth of Marshalls Creek and the late Robert Roth.

She was an East Stroudsburg High School graduate.

She was a custodian at East Stroudsburg High School for several years until she sustained a career-ending work injury.

Robert D. Deily

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Robert D. “Fats” Deily, 71, of Whitehall, died Jan. 15, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Inpatient Hospice. He was the husband of Gail E. (Nuss) Deily for 49 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harold and Viola (Remer) Deily.

He worked as a custodian for Allentown School District for 10 years and later was the co-owner of Mobile Container Services of South Central New York with his wife.

Elizabeth L. Strongowski

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption of the BVM Church member

Elizabeth L. Strongowski, 93, of Whitehall, died Feb. 17, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Julius John Strongowski.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Regnicki) Nederostek.

She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

She worked for various textile and clothing manufacturers.

Mary A. Faust

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former St. Lawrence Church member

Mary A. Faust, 77, of Whitehall, died Feb. 17, 2017, at her home. She was the wife of Maynard P. Faust for 60 years.

Born in Catasauqua, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary C. (O’Hawk) Wadusky.

She was a longtime member of the former St. Lawrence Church (St. John Fisher), Catasauqua.

She and her husband worked together for a cleaning service for many years.

In additional to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Maynard and Mark; two daughters, Mary Louise Faust and Marsha Karess; three grandsons Brandon, Michael and Matthew.

Elaine R. Brosious-Domitrovits

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Neffs

Elaine R. Brosious- Domitrovits, 85, of Neffs, died Feb. 18, 2017, in Above & Beyond Senior Living, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Daniel Robert Brosious and the late Joseph Domitrovits.

Born in Springtown, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Edna (Mease) Smith.

She retired in 1985 from St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, having worked in the accounting department for 17 years.

She was an active member of Bethany United Church of Christ, volunteering her time within the church and as a former consistory member.

She served as a Girl Scout leader.

Rolland W. Rodgers

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bethlehem

Rolland W. Rodgers, 96, of Kirkland Village, Bethlehem, died Feb. 5, 2017, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Ruth A. (Smith) Rodgers.

Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Oliver and Margaretta C. (Dietrich) Rodgers.

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

He and his late wife founded, in 1955, the Lighting Fixture and Supply Company, Allentown. He was the owner and president until he retired in 1992.

He was a past president of Allentown Exchange Club. He was active with the Masons.