Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Alexander Vincent Humanick

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall High School graduate

Alexander Vincent Humanick, 25, of Coplay, died April 9, 2018, from complications related to his heart at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

He was a son of Robert J. and the late Brenda L. (Newhard) Humanick. He lived with his companion, Jenna Bruder.

He was a 2011 graduate of Whitehall High School where he played golf and tennis and was in the chorale and drama departments.

He was a tire salesman for Service Tire Truck Center, Bethlehem.

Kathleen L. Mitchell

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Kathleen L. Mitchell, 59, of Catasauqua, died April 9, 2018, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the companion of Mel Fritz for many years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harry D. and Alice B. (Steitz) Snyder.

She earned an associate degree in nursing at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

She was a nurse at various locations for many years before staying home to raise her children.

Helen R. Herr

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Helen R. Herr, 93, of Northampton, died April 7, 2018, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Joseph Frank Herr.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Brietfeller) Walakovits.

She worked at the former Universal Pants Factory for over 45 years before she retired.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

Doris Skubik

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Hanover Township

Doris Skubik, 88, of Hanover Township and formerly of Northampton, died April 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Skubik.

Born in Allentown and raised in Hokendauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Myrl (Miller) Prong.

She was a reserve person for the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt, for 25 years until she retired in 1994.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Allentown.

She was a former member of the Coplay Saengerbund.

Larry N. Merkle, M.D.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Larry N. Merkle, M.D., 78, of Nazareth, died April 6, 2018, at Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was the husband of Brenda (Reinert) Merkle for 38 years.

Raised in Slatington, he was a son of the late Claude and Lillian (Rauch) Merkle.

He was a University of Pennsylvania graduate. He earned a medical degree from the Heidelberg University, Germany.

Peter P. Micolochick

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Peter P. Micolochick, 74, of Walnutport, died April 8, 2018, at his residence. He was the husband of Carol A. (Buchert) Micolochick for 26 years.

Born in Wilson Borough, he was a son of the late Peter and Helen (Lander) Micolochick.

He attended Wilson High School.

He worked, since age 14, at the former Schafer Bologna Company, Wilson Borough, for 47 years. He retired as a plant manger in 2004 when the company was sold to Alderfer Meats.

Rose H. Williams

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall Manor

Rose H. Williams, 96, of Whitehall Manor, and formerly of Catasauqua, died April 6, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late David C. Williams.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Cecila (Fiedler) Hutter.

She worked for many years for Western Electric before taking retirement.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda and her husband Paul Maderic; a son, David J. and his wife Diane; six grandchildren; a sister, Elsie Weaver; nieces; and nephews.

Claire Rose Rantz

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Renaissance Home

Claire Rose Rantz, 84, of Renaissance Home, Northampton, died April 9, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Donald E. Rantz.

Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Alice (McGinley) McGeehin.

She was a registered nurse for over 50 years at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City; various medical facilities in the Lehigh Valley; and Luther Crest, from which she retired.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Orefield.