Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Edna M. Warmkessel

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hills Church member

Edna M. Warmkessel, 94, of Coplay and formerly of Schnecksville, died June 28, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Erwin J. Warmkessel.

Born in Longswamp Township, she was a daughter of the late Grover J. and Eva M. (Latchaw) Guldin.

She owned and operated the former Edna’s Beauty Shop, Schnecksville, for 20 years and in Catasauqua for five years.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

She is survived by a sister, Elda C. Laudenslager of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.

Nancy L. Albert

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua J4 committee member

Nancy L. Albert, 85, of North Catasauqua, died June 28, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late William J. Albert.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Thomas N. Paul and Mildred K. Rutman.

She attended William Allen High School and received an outstanding alumni award from Ritter School.

She was a retired shipping and receiving clerk and worked at Rileighs Inc. of Allentown, H. Leh and Company and Hess Brothers.

Rodney Dale Smith

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

network technician

Rodney Dale Smith, 74, of Saylorsburg, died June 26, 2020. He was the husband of Tina Smith for 31 years.

Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Harry James Smith and Agnes H.P. Kreuger Smith.

He was a Class of 1963 graduate of Wilson Area High School.

He was a Vietnam-era veteran in the U.S. Navy.

He worked for NCR, later AT&T, where he was a senior network technician, and from which he retired in 1998. For the last 10 years he was an IT consultant, fire engine salesman and a computer network specialist.

Johnna Zemlansky

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

NASD 1995 graduate

Johnna Zemlansky, 43, of Slatedale, died at home June 23, 2020, after a fight with breast cancer. She was the wife of Michael Zemlansky for 16 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Rosann (Fodor) and the late Robert Hantz.

She was a Class of 1995 graduate of Northampton Area High School.

She was employed by Dr. Joseph and Lisa Silvaggio as a dental assistant.

She was a member of Assumption of Mary Church, Slatington.

Theresia K. Stubits

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

practical nurse at former Hoff Hospital

Theresia K. Stubits, 96, of Whitehall, died June 15, 2020.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Samu) Stubits.

She was in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict.

She was a practical nurse at the former Hoff Hospital, Northampton.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Marie Stubits; and nieces and nephews and their extended families.

John D. Matis

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

John D. Matis, of Whitehall, died June 13, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He was a son of the late John and Teresa (Kerbacher) Matis.

He was in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam War veteran.

He was self-employed for many years in California.

He spent many years enjoying the musical heritage and friendships at the Coplay Saengerbund.

He is survived by two sisters, Sylvia De Luca of Lititz and Lori Verzino of Aquashicola; a partner, Marge Billheimer of Allentown; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and close friends.

Gerd August Jurgensen

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Gerd “Jerry” August Jurgensen, 79, of Northampton, died June 5, 2020. He was the husband of Hilde (Hahn Dagrosa) Jurgensen.

Born in Westerholz, Germany, he was a son of the late Gustav and Erna (Petersen) Juergensen and the family later immigrated to Hankins, N.Y.

He graduated from Delaware Valley Central School, Callicoon, N.Y.

He later purchased a farm of his own in Damascus and sold hay for decades. He also worked in maintenance with Sullivan County Parks.

Raymond E. Keiper

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Raymond E. Keiper, 73, of Orefield, died June 16, 2020, in his residence. He was the husband of Barbara J. (Fillman) Keiper for more than 48 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Martha V. (Rothrock) and the late Ernest F. Keiper.

He was a 1965 graduate of Dieruff High School, Allentown.

He was a 1966-70 U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was employed at the Fuller Company and then on the production line of Mack Trucks, Allentown, for more than 17 years before retiring in 1992.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua for many years.