Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, June 22, 2018

John Joseph Spanitz Sr.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

John Joseph Spanitz Sr., 85, of Coplay, died May 30, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Kutchera) Spanitz.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.

He was employed by, and retired from, Exide Technologies, formerly Willard Battery, Allentown, where he served as a shop steward for many years.

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

Mary Hilbert

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

former member of Hokendauqua church

Mary “Becky” (Koehler) Hilbert, 94, formerly of Luther Crest and Allentown, died May 6, 2018, at Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Bertram “Bert” J. Hilbert for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Franklin B. and Katherine M. (Singiser) Koehler.

She was a 1940 graduate of Allentown High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary, Virginia, in 1944; a master’s degree in elementary counseling from Kutztown University; and an early childhood certificate from Temple University.

Richard A. Ackerknecht

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allen Township

Richard A. Acker- knecht, 65, of Allen Township, died May 23, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Annette S. (Coyle) Ackerknecht for 33 years.

Born in Quakertown, he was a son of the late Harry H. and Betty Jane (Bernhard) Ackerknecht.

He was a 1972 graduate of Freedom High School.

He was a truck driver for 42 years, before retiring in 2014 from Nazareth Pallet Company, where he worked for 20 years. Earlier, he worked for the former Triangle Lumber Company.

Erik J. Hirner

Friday, June 1, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

assistant chief, Charotin Hose Company

Erik J. Hirner, 38, of Catasauqua, died May 27, 2018 at Reading Hospital & Medical Center as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was the husband of Katrina E. (Segreaves) Hirner for six years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of James B. Hirner and Susan J. (Walp) Hirner of Catasauqua.

He was a 1998 graduate of Catasauqua High School, graduating with honors. He also graduated with honors from Muhlenberg College with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

He was employed at the Allentown Health Bureau as a communicable disease investigator.

Theresa A. Miranda

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Theresa A. Miranda, 69, of Northampton, died May 25, 2018, at home. She was the wife of Jerome S. Miranda for 50 years.

Born in East Mauch Chunk, she was a daughter of the late Peter A. and Palma (Vaccaro) Giglotti.

She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at both Gracedale Nursing Home and, most recently, Whitehall-Coplay School District.

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

RoseMarie DeLucia

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

RoseMarie (Rossi) DeLucia, 89, of Northampton, died May 24, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of Theodore E. DeLucia for 69 years.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late David and Grace (Keschel) Rossi.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jane and her husband Jeff Fisher; a sister, Janet and her husband John Meyers; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Thomas DeLucia; and two brothers, David Rossi Jr. and Carl Rossi.

William Mondjack

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

started Mondjack Apiaries

William Joseph Mondjack, 72, of Whitehall, died May 21, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the husband of Carol (Keppel) Mondjack for 50 years.

He was a son of the late Elizabeth and John Mondjack of Whitehall.

He was a 1964 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was in the U.S. Army for three years and served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967.

Lorraine A. Bandzi

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

administrative assistant

Lorraine A. Bandzi, 76, of Palmerton, died May 21, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Lukac “Louis” and Theresa (Horvath) Bandzi.

She was a 1960 graduate of Palmerton High School.

She was an administrative assistant for R.P. Mills Financial Association, Allentown, for 26 years until she retired in 2013.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Palmerton.