Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, February 28, 2020

Ernest J. Huber

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

retired meat cutter

Ernest "Ernie" J. Huber, of Whitehall, died Aug. 24, 2012. He was the husband of Janet P. (Bernini) Huber.

Born in Cementon, he was the son of the late Joseph and Anna (Emick) Huber.

He was in the U.S. Navy. On V-J Day, he was on a ship to the Philippines, where he was stationed until he returned to the U.S and was discharged.

He was a meat cutter for Acme Markets for 42 years until he retired.

He belonged to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Whitehall, where he was a member of the Golden Agers.

He was a member of Fullerton American Legion Post 367.

Janet "Gram" M. Geiger

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

machine operator

Janet "Gram" M. Geiger, 73, of Slatington, died Aug. 14, 2012, at her home. She was the wife of the late Rodney R. Geiger for 45.

Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Jennie (Morris) Kibler.

She was last employed at the former Cross Country Clothes, Northampton, as a machine operator for 10 years before retiring in 1990. Before that, she worked for General Electric on the assembly line for five years.

Dorothea M. Eichelberger

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

bakery manager

Dorothea M. Eichelberger, 84, of Northampton, died Aug. 17, 2012, at her home. She was the wife of the late Robert L. Eichelberger.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Helen (Hoffman) Smith.

She was a manager at the former Hellertown Bakery, Northampton, for 25 years before retiring in 1995. She was the former secretary for Zion Stone Cemetery, Kreidersville, for 29 years.

Terry Lee Gillette

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Phoenix Forge

Terry Lee Gillette, 57, of Whitehall, died Aug. 15, 2012, after a courageous battle with colon cancer.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Joseph A. and Jean D. (Miller) Gillette of Catasauqua.

He worked for Phoenix Forge, Catasauqua, for 20 years.

He was a member of Fullerton Fire Company, Whitehall.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Michael and his wife Nancy Gillette; aunts; uncles; and cousins.

Contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, c/o the funeral home, 234 Walnut St., Catasauqua, 18032.

Stephen Majercak Jr.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

beam yard worker

Stephen Majercak Jr., 82, of West Catasauqua, died Aug. 16, 2012, in Liberty Nursing Center. He was the husband of Marlene (Oswald) Majercak for 52 years.

Born in Fogelsville, he was a son of the late Stephen Sr. and Veronica (Hudak) Majercak.

He worked in the beam yard of Bethlehem Steel for 30 years until retiring.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

He bowled many years for the Salem League.

Joseph M. Deegan

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Joseph M. Deegan, 80, of Lehigh Township, died suddenly at home on July 30, 2012. He was the husband of Gloria J. (Werner) Deegan for 56 years.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Francis and Lucy (Merwath) Deegan.

He was in the in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict.

He retired in 1995 from the Fuller Company, Catasauqua, after 25 years of employment. Previously, he was a licensed practical nurse and worked at the Allentown State Hospital.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church.

Benjamin B. Kovalcik

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

U.S.N., Lucent careers

Benjamin B. Kovalcik, 75, of North-ampton, died Aug. 15, 2012, at his home.

Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Matthias and Mary (Pisarcik) Kovalcik.

He was a 1955 graduate of Hokendauqua High School.

He was a chief hull maintenance technician in the U.S. Navy. He had a 27-year career, retiring in 1993.

He was an operating engineer at the former Lucent Technologies, Allentown, for 44 years before retiring.

He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton.

Donna J. Carfara

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Catasauqua

Donna J. Carfara, 58, of Whitehall, died Aug.18, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Catasauqua, she was the daughter of Patsy J. and Helen (Peters) Carfara of North Catasauqua.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by three brothers, Lewis, Dino and Anthony; and her companion of 18 years, Jeffrey Stetler.

Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Associaton, c/o the funeral home, 234 Walnut St., Catasauqua, 18032.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.

John P. Krupa

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Martin Guitar worker

John "Jack" P. Krupa, 60, of Wind Gap, died Aug. 3, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of the late Lauren R. (Miller) Krupa.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late John and Isabelle (Wasman) Krupa.

He worked for Martin Guitar Company, Nazareth, for 20 years, retiring in 2002. He previously worked for the Bethlehem Water Authority.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fullerton.