Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Janet W. Buss

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Grace United Church of Christ

Janet W. (Schaller) Buss, 78, of Coplay, died July 29, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of Paul K. Buss Sr. for 59 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank Sr. and Walma (Keiser) Schaller.

She was a sewing machine operator at the former Universal Pant Company, Northampton.

She attended Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Ruth Musselman

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Ruth Musselman, 86, of Whitehall, died July 23, 2018, at her residence. She was the wife of the late William W. Musselman.

Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Russell Davis and Esther (Krause) Davis.

She was a sewing machine operator for various mills throughout the Lehigh Valley for many years before she retired.

She was a former member of the Young at Heart group at the former St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

Philip J. Cyriax

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Philip J. Cyriax, 54, of Whitehall, died unexpectedly July 23, 2018, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Born in South Amboy, N.J., he was a son of the late Conrad and Muriel (Byrnes) Cyriax.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wilkes University.

He was, for many years, a claims adjuster for multiple insurance companies.

Roger W. Landes

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Grace United Church of Christ

Roger W. Landes, 67, of Walnutport, died July 25, 2018, at RiverStone Manor, Walnutport.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Warren and Mildred (Bartleson) Landes.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

He formerly attended Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Gary W. Appel

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Gary W. Appel, 54, of Whitehall, died July 18, 2018, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Elaine N. (Heil) and the late Ronald W. Appel.

He was in the U.S. Marines.

He was a truck driver for Penske Truck Leasing Company.

He was a member of Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, Allentown.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by four siblings, Kevin, Darren, Linda and Denise; and three nephews.

Services are private.

Arrangements were made by Trexler Funeral Home, Allentown.

Mary Karol

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

Mary Karol, 92, of North Catasauqua, died July 26, 2018. She was the wife of the late John Karol for 40 years.

She was a daughter of the late Paul and Kathryn (Drabic) Sharga.

She was a seamstress and worked for 44 years in various clothing factories. She helped in the family grocery store.

Marilyn L. Deibert

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua High School graduate

Marilyn L. Deibert, 88, of Allentown, died July 19, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of Donald Deibert for 66 years.

She was a daughter of the late William and Eve (Bower) Ginther.

She was a 1948 graduate of Catasauqua High School and a graduate of Lankenau School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse in the operating room at Allentown Osteopathic Hospital.

Axel W. Gardner

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s UCC member

Axel W. Gardner, 97, of Whitehall, died July 21, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Virginia R. (Heydt) Gardner.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Axel H. Gardner and the late Amy (Bechtel) Baus-Gardner.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He worked in the beam yard for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 33 years until he retired in 1980.

He was, for many years, a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys.

He was a past member of American Legion Post 739, Hokendauqua.

Leon L. Grim

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fellowship Manor resident

Leon L. Grim, 83, formerly of Schnecksville, died July 14, 2018, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Althea A. (Bachman) Grim for 62 years.

Born in Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late Sylvester and Mabel (Kocher) Grim.

He was a representative of Thrivent Financial for 22 years before retiring.

A member of Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, he served multiple terms on the church council.

He was a volunteer at Northern Lehigh Food Bank and a member of Schnecksville Grange 1684.