Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, July 19, 2019

Betty Lou Walck

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s United Church of Christ member

Betty “Nana” Lou Walck, 91, of Northampton, died April 20, 2019. She was the wife of the late Luther Walck.

Born in Cementon, she was the daughter of the late Edwin S. Koehler and Irene P. (Shingler) Koehler-Klingman.

She was a private duty nurse most of her working career, caring for individuals in their homes. She was last employed at Gracedale County Home, Nazareth, for 15 years before retiring in 1988.

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

She was a past member of the Alliance Fire Company auxiliary, Northampton.

Frank J. Buritsch

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Frank J. Buritsch, 96, of Whitehall, died April 20, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Norma E. (Keiper) for 70 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Anna (Petrasovitz) Buritsch.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II and served in the European Theatre.

He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay; and of Grace Christian Fellowship of South Jersey.

Karen M. Dax

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall High School cafeteria worker

Karen M. Dax, 72, died April 20, 2019. She was the wife of Louis F. Dax Sr. for 24 years.

Born in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Frank Schmidt and Eleanor I. (Roberts) Schmidt Meier.

She worked for Aetna Insurance Company for 19 years. She then worked for Merck, PMA and in the Whitehall High School cafeteria.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

Deborah A. Brobst

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Deborah A. Brobst, 59, of Allentown, died April 6, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospice- Cedar Crest.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William R. Brobst and Trudy Brobst, companion of Jack Myers.

She was employed at the former Qualex for many years.

She was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Allentown.

She was involved in animal rescue and rehabilitation and volunteered with Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus; Itty Bitty Kitty, Allentown; and Pelican Man, Sarasota, Fla.

Virginia Mae Beck

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Virginia “Ginny” Mae (Gower) Beck, 91, of Allentown and formally of Kunkletown, died April 12, 2019.

She operated three restaurants in the late 1960s and was a waitress for many years in the Lehigh Valley. She worked for Rite-Aid for 23 years, until retiring at age of 80.

She was a volunteer at Lehigh Valley Active Life, Allentown, for many years. She belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, Allentown. She was the coordinator of picnic and entertainment activities for the Towne House Apartments residents, where she lived for 11 years.

Dennis C. O’Brien

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Atlas Cement Company worker

Dennis C. O’Brien Sr., 81, of West Catasauqua, died April 9, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of the late Susan D. O’Brien.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late George and Alfreda (Schaffer) O’Brien.

He was in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Boston, during peacetime, and was awarded the Royal Order of the Blue Nose in 1957.

He was a dock worker for Roadway Express, Tannersville, for 12 years before he retired in 1998. He worked previously for Atlas Cement Company for 25 years.

Carolyn A. Frey

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

NSD custodian

Carolyn “Carol” A. (Reimer) Frey, 79, of Northampton, died April 10, 2019, in her home. She was the longtime companion of Roger Behler of Northampton.

A lifelong resident of Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Myrtle and Elwood Reimer.

She worked earlier in life at Miller’s Diner. She was a custodian in the Northampton School District until she retired after 20 years of service.