Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, July 19, 2019

Richard L. Grammes

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Richard L. Grammes, 88, of Coplay, died July 8, 2019. He was the husband of the late Norma J. (Bieber) Grammes.

Born in Trexlertown, he was the son of the late Mary C. (Braim) Kressler.

He served during the Korean War as a U.S. Navy Airman. He served aboard the USS Valley Forge and the USS Intrepid as a F4U Corsair chief mechanic. He also served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, flying on a Douglas JD-1 Invader.

He and his wife co-owned Norma J. Restaurant, Orefield, since 1967, which their family continues to operate.

Gertrude R. Scobey

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Gertrude R. Scobey, 79, of Northampton, died July 8, 2019, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown.

Born in Hellertown, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Dorothy (Allio) Reilly.

She worked in a tie factory for many years, holding various positions.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

She is survived by a brother, Clifford and his wife JoAnn Reilly; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, James and Albert Jr.

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

Peter Kravchenko

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Peter Kravchenko, 83, of Northampton, died July 9, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Barbara (McDonald) Kravchenko for 59 years.

Born in Pancevo, Serbia, he was a son of the late Mihey and Elizabeth (Mogosh) Kravchenko.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He worked in the printing industry for many years.

Ronald V. Frommer Sr.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lehigh Township

Ronald V. Frommer Sr., 76, of Lehigh Township, died July 14, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Maryann L. (Werner) Frommer for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Franklin Frommer and Alda F. (Supers) Handelong.

He retired in 2009 from McLane Company Inc. of Baldwinsville, N.Y., where he was a merchandise specialist.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He was a drummer for two polka bands, The Polka Dots and Freedom Airs.

He was a life member of the Blue Ridge Rod & Gun Club, Walnutport.

Kim Moyer

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

North Catasauqua chief of police

Kim Moyer, 68, died July 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Veronica L. (Poandl) Moyer for 22 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Gerald E. and Bernice G. (Smith) Moyer.

He was the current chief of police in North Catasauqua for more than 40 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer and Megan; a brother, Mark; a sister, Colleen Burgess; a brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Owen; and a sister, Pamela A. Nidlund.

Marian Elizabeth Drayer

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

resided in Bangor

Marian Elizabeth Drayer died July 5, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She resided in Bangor with her son, Daniel.

Born in Pottstown, she was a daughter of Gordon and Mary Pierce and sibling of George, Albert, Bud and Virginia.

She is survived by her children, Roger and wife Tara of Catasauqua, David of Three Springs, Patricia of Bangor, Kelly and wife Amy of Saugertis, N.Y., Daniel of Bangor, Crystal of Roseta and Duane and wife Tori of Colorado Springs; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Louis I. Miksits

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

VFW Post 4714 member

Louis I. Miksits, 89, of Northampton, died July 8, 2019, at the inpatient hospice unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Carol Jean (Mather) Miksits, and the late Ann Machovic Miksits.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Edward and Rose (Szoke) Miksits.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Japanese occupation and the Korean conflict.

He was a mechanic for Capital and United Airlines.

Mary C. “Kathleen” Yakich

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Danielsville

Mary C. “Kathleen” Yakich, 91, of Danielsville and formerly of Inverness, Fla., died July 8, 2019. She was the wife of the late Edward M. Yakich.

Born in Ireland, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Madden) Collins.

She is survived by a son, Edward G. and his wife Donna of Whitehall; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth.

Services will be private.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, 19106, or at alz.org.

Reniea A.A. Peters

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Walnutport

Reniea A.A. Peters, 87, of Allentown, died July 5, 2019, at Devon House, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Marvin W. Peters.

Born in Walnutport, she was the daughter of the late Nevin J. Sr. and Sarah E. (Weyhenmeyer) Stahley.

A licensed practical nurse at the former Allentown State Hospital for 16 years, she retired in 1988. Before that, she was a private duty nurse.

She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Allentown.

Barbara S. Deiter

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Barbara S. Deiter, 80, of Northampton, died July 9, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Thomas E. Deiter.

Born in Parryville, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Katherine (Staup) Fritzinger.

She was a sewing machine operator for various companies, including Tama Manufacturing and Halsen Products.

She was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ.