Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thomas O. Kern

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay Saengerbund member

Thomas O. Kern, 63, of Catasauqua, died Feb. 8, 2019. He was the husband of Anne-Marie “Annie” (Schwentner) Kern for 40 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William J. and Agnes (Hofelich) Kern.

He graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School in 1973 and Bloomsburg State College in 1977.

He worked for Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 26 years and had been the manager of payroll and employee benefits for the Diocese of Allentown since 2005.

Edwina Betty Reiss

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Edwina Betty Reiss, 91, of Coplay, died Feb. 12, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of the late Wilbur Roy Reiss.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Edwin W. and Wilhelma E. (Rayburn) Brobst.

She was employed as a billing clerk at several doctor offices in the Lehigh Valley for 22 years before retiring.

She was a member of Jordan United Church of Christ, Allentown.

She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca L. Minnick at home; a granddaughter, Danielle L. Minnick of Lancaster; and a great-granddaughter, Rebekah Leann Minnick of Lancaster.

Thomas J. Szep

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Thomas J. Szep, 62, of Whitehall, died Feb. 11, 2019, at St. Luke’s Sacred Heart campus.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen and Mary (Sentiwany) Szep.

He was a Whitehall High School graduate.

He worked in the maintenance department of Air Products.

He is survived by a sister, Anita and her husband Michael Everett of Whitehall; two brothers, Stephen of Galeton and Michael of Allentown; a niece, Elizabeth; and four nephews, John, David, Andrew and Stephen Jr.

Carl R. Hawk Jr.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Essroc Cement Company mechanic

Carl R. Hawk Jr., 62, of Northampton, died Feb 5, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Carl R. Sr. and Margaret Hawk.

He was a 1974 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was a mechanic for Essroc Cement Company, Nazareth.

He was a member and driver of Lehigh Valley Quarter Midgets, Kuhnsville, and the Tri-Boro Sportsman Association, Northampton; and was a social member of the American Legion Post 470, Bath, and the Twilight Truckers of Lehigh Valley.

Tony Masucci

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall High School graduate

Tony Masucci, 49, of Center Valley, died Feb. 9, 2019. He was the husband of Tam Tran Masucci for 15 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Bruno and Giulia (Balletta) Masucci of Whitehall.

He was a 1988 Whitehall High School graduate. He earned a bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University in 1992, where he was a fraternity brother of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

He worked in the mortgage industry, most recently at Cross Country Mortgage.

Kathryn Krause

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Kathryn Krause, 93, of Northampton and formerly of Slatington, died Feb. 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Vincent Krause.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Annie (Lobach) Ritter.

She was a machine operator at the former D&D Shirt Company for 25 years until she retired in 1962.

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

Northampton: Nut roll, cheesecake sale going on now

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., is having a nut roll and cheesecake sale.

Nut rolls are available in the following varieties: apricot, lekvar, nut, poppy seed, red raspberry and coconut.

Pick-up for both sale items is 9 a.m.-noon April 13 at the church.

For cost or to place an order, call Linda at 610-837-3076 or Marty at 610-682-4458 by March 27.

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., is hosting a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 24.

Mae “Becky” V. Moyer

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in East Weissport

Mae “Becky” V. Moyer, 89, died Feb. 11, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Quentin Moyer for 65 years.

Born in East Weissport, she was the daughter of Thomas and Helen (Oswald) Schoenberger.

She was a 1947 graduate of Lehighton High School.

She was the bookkeeper for her husband’s home improvement business. She and her husband served as a campground host at Tobyhanna State Park for seven years.

Hokendauqua: Scholarship deadline nearing

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association will again award two $1,000 Bob Warke-Dale Horn scholarships. The organization will select one girl and one boy at the March/April meetings to receive the scholarships.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be a Class of 2019 high school-eligible graduate, be continuing your education in the fall of 2019, must have participated in HPPA’s baseball, softball or basketball youth programs and must complete the scholarship application form and return it to HPPA by Feb. 28.