Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Kay J. Heaps

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Kay J. Heaps, 76, of Catasauqua, died June 10, 2018, at her residence. She was the wife of Mitchell D. Heaps.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Charles A. and the late Ethel L.I. (Abbott) Derr.

She last worked in housekeeping for Valley Manor Nursing and Rehab Center, Coopersburg, for five years before she retired in 1992.

Carolyn Ruth Schleicher

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church member

Carolyn Ruth Schleicher, 84, of Catasauqua, died June 8, 2018, at the Lehigh Valley Hospice Center. She was the wife of Lee P. Schleicher for 64 years.

Born in Schnecksville, she was a daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Addie Elmira (Buss) Snyder.

She was a 1951 graduate of Parkland High School.

In her early years, she worked for H. Leh and Company, Allentown.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, and was a former teacher in the church day care center, was on the church council and was on the Altar Guild and in the prayer chain.

Dennis W. Zeth

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Dennis W. Zeth, 74, of Catasauqua, died June 18, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the partner of the late James Parry for 34 years.

He was a son of the late James R. and Minnie Helen (Ringler) Zeth.

He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.

He worked for the City of Allentown as a traffic signal supervisor until he retired in 1999. He then assisted his late partner with his invitation business and was a caterer for many of the events he coordinated.

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

Walter A. Marinkovits

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall-Coplay School District bus driver

Walter A. Marinkovits, 79, of Northampton, died June 21, 2018. He was the husband of Joan (DeLucia) Marinkovits for 54 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Gustav and Hedwig (Marakovits) Marinkovits.

He graduated from Coplay High School.

He was employed at Stofanak Custom Kitchens, Hechinger and Stanley Vidmar. He was a school bus driver for the Whitehall School District and was a Pennsylvania State Police constable.

He was a member of the Tri-Boro Sportsman Club, Ranger Lake and the Northampton Exchange Club.

Donna S. Sheirer

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fellowship Manor receptionist

Donna S. (Kellenberger) Sheirer, 74, of Whitehall, died June 16, 2018, at her home. She was the wife of the late Ronald G. Scheirer.

Born in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late George T. and Frances I. (Penny) Kellenberger.

She worked for 32 years for the former First National Bank and Meridian Bank before she retired. She then worked for many years as the receptionist for Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She is survived by a sister, Brenda and her husband James Flaherty Jr.; a niece, Kelly Flaherty; a nephew, James Flaherty III; and two sisters-in-law.

Bruce B. Smith

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Porter Lodge No. 284 lifetime member

Bruce B. Smith, 69, of Palmer Township, died June 9, 2018, at home. He was the companion of Karen M. Shriver for 22 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Harry B. Jr. and Dorothy M. (Fink) Smith.

He was a 1967 Catasauqua High School graduate. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Husson University, Bangor, Maine.

He was a lifetime member of Christ United Church of Christ, Schoenersville.

He was a lifetime member of the East End Fire Company and of Porter Lodge No. 284, North Catasauqua.

James D. Johnson Jr.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Whitehall High School

James D. Johnson Jr., 26, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., died June 21, 2018.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of James and Gloria Johnson.

He attended Whitehall High School and West Chester University.

He was an artist and musician who played at street fairs, coffee shops and in friends’ basements. He was a reader who escaped into the realms of Game of Thrones, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars and Harry Potter.

He enjoyed nature and hiking the local trails and found pleasure in being surrounded by family and a fiercely loyal group of friends. He was a truly unique soul.

Mary B. Lucky

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

102 years old

Mary B. Lucky, 102, of Whitehall, died June 19, 2018, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John J. Lucky.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Somogyi) Spaits.

She attended Our Lady of Hungary School.

She was a presser in the garment industry for many years until she retired.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Whitehall.

She was a member of the Hungarian Society.

Rita A. Greenamoyer

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Rita A. Greenamoyer died recently. She was the wife of the late Harold W. Greenamoyer.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John G. and Esther (Seisler) Adam.

She was employed at Adams Fashions of Allentown until 1976 and then Richard D. Josephs Agency as a bookkeeper until she retired in 1994.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fullerton.

She is survived by a stepdaughter-in-law, Eleanor; three stepgrandsons, Donald, Richard and Keith; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.