Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Irene M. Ryba

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Irene M. Ryba, 72, of Whitehall, died Jan. 22, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Francis S. Ryba for 19 years.

Born in Maxatawny, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Anna (Mertz) Reichert.

She was, for more than 30 years, an office manager for Flores Air Conditioning, Catasauqua, until she retired.

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

She was a social member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7293, Egypt, and American Legion Post 739, Hokendauqua.

Grace H. Strauss

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Grace H. Strauss, 91, of Whitehall, died Jan. 27, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Ernest K. Strauss for 66 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Clarence H. and Pauline E. (Sell) Hartman.

She was a cashier at the former Food Fair, Allentown, for many years before she retired.

She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

Theresa M. Emerick

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Catholic Church member

Theresa M. Emerick, 91, of Coplay, died Jan. 26, 2020, at Above and Beyond, Mountain View. She was the wife of the late Aloysius Emerick.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Katie (Spaits) Nemeth.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

She is survived by a son, James S.; two grandsons, Ryan and Matthew; a sister, Catherine Schafer; a brother, Charlie Nemeth; two sisters-in-law, Cecilia Emerick and Millie Emerick; nieces; and nephews.

Patricia Ann Roth

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

Patricia Ann Roth, 79, of North Catasauqua, died Jan. 25, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George and Minnie (Eberhart) Roth.

She was a secretary for the former General Acceptance Corporation and the former Allentown State Hospital until she retired.

She is survived by two nieces, Barbara Mahoney and her husband Jack and Loretta Hricak and her husband Robert; and two nephews, Jeffrey Best and his wife Dawn and Michael Schwenk.

Elaine Hewko

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church member

Elaine Hewko, 93, of Northampton, died Jan. 20, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Wasyl Hewko.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Mikletz) Gereg.

She was a supervisor at Western Electric for many years. She was a model at Hess’s Department Store.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, Northampton.

She was a member of the Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group and of the Young At Heart group.

Joanne L. Miller

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bath

Joanne L. Miller, 87, of Bath, died Jan. 25, 2020, at Bethlehem Manor. She was the wife of the late Donald Miller.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Irene (Shelley) Stettler.

She was the proprietor of Saylors Mobile Home Park, Allentown, for many years.

She is survived by three sons, Scott and his wife Janet, Thomas and his wife Sandra and Daniel; two grandchildren, Katrina and Eric; two great-grandsons, Joshua and Zachary; and a sister, Mary Stein.