Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Richard R. Brunner Jr.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Chapman Lodge No. 637 F&AM member

Richard R. Brunner Jr., 68, of Laurys Station, died March 12, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Joyce K. (Washam) Brunner.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Richard R. Sr. and Irene J. (Miller) Brunner.

He worked at AT&T and Lucent, Allentown, for many years before he retired.

He was a member of Chapman Lodge No. 637 F&AM. He was a former member of Lehigh Township and Laurys Station fire companies.

Audrey E. Heil

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church member

Audrey E. Heil, 77, of North Catasauqua, died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, March 13, 2018. She was the wife of Latta “Sonny” Heil of North Catasauqua.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late James and Evelyn (Pell) Bixler.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, where she sang in the church choir, taught Sunday school and was on the church council.

She was a bus driver for the Catasauqua Area School District for many years.

Carl L. Balliet

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

County senior magisterial district judge

Carl L. Balliet, 71, of Allentown, died March 17, 2018. He was the husband of Bonnie G. (Snyder) Holland Balliet for 22 years. He was previously married to Helen I. Buchman.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Carl L. and Elsie (Wunderler) Balliet.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He was a sergeant and a detective with the City of Allentown Police Department, where he was a member of the vice, motorcycle and mounted units.

He was currently a senior magisterial district judge in Lehigh County.

Julia R. Vandak

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Whitehall

Julia R. Vandak, 92, of Allentown and formerly of Whitehall and Lehighton, died March 18, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late John P. Vandak.

Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Stanislaus and Ernestina (Kukucka) Klick.

She was a seamstress for the former Fernbrook Garment Company, Forest Inn. She had earlier been employed by Atlas Powder Company.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Palmerton.

She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Aloysius J. Makovsky

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Church member

Aloysius (Al) J. Makovsky, 76, of Whitehall, died March 15, 2018. He was the husband of Jean (Nachesty) Makovsky for 53 years.

Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Michael and Suzanne (Malnik) Makovsky.

He was in the U.S. Navy.

He was a mortgage officer for Bank of America for many years.

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

Margaret A. Kalnas

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton Fire Co. ladies auxiliary member

Margaret A. Kalnas, 71, of Whitehall, died March 10, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Michael T. Kalnas.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Bowen) Ohotski.

She worked for Towels & Company Inc., as a licensed insurance agent for 37 years before retiring.

She was a former member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua, a member of Fullerton Fire Company No. 1 ladies auxiliary and a member of St. John’s Senior Center.

June Lutz

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Whitehall Township

June S. Lutz, 90, of York, died March 16, 2018, at Country Meadows, York. She was the wife of the late Jack R. Lutz.

Born in Whitehall Township, she was a daughter of the late Allen R. and Helen I. (Kleckner) Sourwine.

She was a homemaker all her life, caring for her family.

She is survived by two sons, Richard of Hurricane, W.Va., and Ronald and his wife Kim of Cary, N.C.; a brother, Daniel and his wife Doris Sourwine of Philadelphia; a sister, Joanne Yaple of Jonas; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.