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Louis J. Panny

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Panny's Market

Louis Panny Jr., 79, of Northampton, died Nov. 7, 2012, at Muhlenberg Hospital. He was the husband of Agnes (Miksits) Panny for 53 years.

Born in New York City, he was a son of the late Louis and Theresa (Wechsler) Panny. He was a lance corporal in the U.S. Marines during the Korean conflict.

He worked for Piels Brewery and Ciba Pharmaceuticals. He and his wife owned and operated Panny's Market, Northampton, and the Plaza Deli, Fogelsville.

Edwin F. Kotrosits

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist member

Edwin F. Kotrosits, 84, of Northampton, formerly of Coplay, died Nov. 22, 2012, at home. He was the husband of Jean M. (Gaczor) Kotrosits for 63 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Mary Gibiser.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a quality control manager for Fuller Company, Catasauqua, for 37 years. He then was a consultant for GATX, Bethlehem, for eight years.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Stiles.

He was a charter member and past president of the Coplay Lions Club.

Althea C. Stianche

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Althea C. Stianche, 76, of Northampton, died Nov. 13, 2012, in L. V. Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Bernard J. Stianche.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late William and Anna (Getz) Serfass. She worked at the former Clyde Shirt Factory and at Durkee Foods.

She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton.

She was a member of the Raccoon Club, Northampton.

Agnes Feichtel

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist member

Agnes Feichtel, 97, of Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown, died Oct. 31, 2012.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Theresia (Samer) Feichtel.

She was a seamstress, sample blouse maker and seller at several sewing factories, including Phoenix Clothing, and made World War II uniforms.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Stiles. At the church, she was a member of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality.

Joseph Krajcic

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

active with Boy Scout Troop 140

Joseph Krajcic, 77, of Catasauqua and formerly of Salisbury Township, died Nov. 26, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Joyce A. (Cappolella) Krajcic.

He was born in Yugoslavia, where he was the youngest enlisted soldier in the Yugoslavian Army.

He was a maintenance man for various garment companies in the Lehigh Valley.

He was active in Boy Scout Troop 140. He was a Scoutmaster of the troop, which met at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Allentown.

Richard J. Berner

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

former WHS guidance director

Richard "Dick" J. Berner, 76, of Whitehall, died Nov. 28, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Constance M. (Lukish) Berner for 53 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Louis and Theresa (Nickischer) Berner.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Moravian College in 1958. He earned a master's degree from Lehigh University.

He taught in Lower Saucon School District for 10 years and was the director of guidance at Whitehall High School for 31 years.

Ethel T. Capkovic

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired bookkeeper

Ethel T. Capkovic, 90, of Northampton, died Dec. 1, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Capkovic II.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Metro and Esther (Ludinsky) Prutzanni.

She was a bookkeeper for the former Bells Sponging Company for 13 years before retiring.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.

Richard H. Carls

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired bank branch manager

Richard H. Carls, 78, of Fogelsville, died Dec. 1, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Patricia (Keller) Carls for 51 years.

Born in Wescoesville, he was a son of the late John and Arlene (Bieber) Carls.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was a Meridian Bank branch manager for 36 years before retiring. He then became a loan officer with East Penn Bank at the Emmaus branch. He and his family ran C&M Lawn Service for 27 years.