Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Barbara A. Johns

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Barbara A. Johns, 85, of Northampton and formerly of Hokendauqua, died Dec. 14, 2017, at Weston Senior Living Center, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Edward “Mickey” Johns for 46 years.

Born in Hokendauqua, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Kane and Edith (Beck) Kane.

She was a customer service representative for the former Tarkett Manufacturing, Whitehall, where she was responsible for ordering for 32 years until she retired in 1995.

She was a former bowler with women’s leagues.

Gertrude H. Fodor

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Gertrude H. Fodor, 88, of Northampton, died Dec. 11, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late John V. Fodor.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Sickar) Kleinhoppel.

She was an examiner at the former Tama Manufacturing for many years.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church and of the women’s guild.

Donna A. Line

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Donna A. (Rood) Line, 85, of Coplay, died Dec. 13, 2017, at Cedarbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, South Whitehall Township. She was the wife of the late James “Boots” W. Line.

Born in Kingston, Luzerne County, she was a daughter of the late Martin A. and Helen D. (Mott) Rood.

She was a key puncher/data entry for the former Fairtex Mills Textile Company, Allentown. Previously, she worked for Blue Cross Health Insurance Company, Wilkes-Barre.

She was a member of TOPS, Allentown.

Anna Schoenerberger

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Anna Schoenerberger, 75, of Catasauqua, died Dec. 14, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Robert G. A. Schoenerberger II.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Alexander A. Jr. and Madeline I. (Kimmel) O’Hawk.

She was a janitor and did maintenance for the former Cross Country Clothes for many years until she retired.

She crocheted blankets and donated them to nursing homes.

Neil A. Pastre

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Neil A. Pastre, 88, of Whitehall and a recent guest of Devon House, Allentown, died Dec. 13, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of the late Margaret “Peg” M. (Cunningham) Pastre for 56 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Gio Batta and Rose (Candia) Pastre.

He was a graduate of Allentown High School and Muhlenberg College.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean conflict.

He was a programmer and analyst with the Bethlehem Steel Corporation from which he retired in 1983.

Paul F. Dietz

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

American Legion Post 353 member

Paul F. Dietz, 88, of Northampton, died Dec. 14, 2017, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Irene H. (Zvikovits) Dietz.

Born in W. Rockhill Township, he was a son of the late William H. Dietz and Estella (Frank) Dietz.

He was in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1951.

He was a general manager and bookkeeper for the former Town & Country Fuel Oil Service, Whitehall, for 40 years until he retired in 1992.

Michael W. Dorosh

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Ukrainian Orthodox Church member

Michael W. Dorosh, 92, of Whitehall, died Dec. 12, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Olga Kowalyshyn Dorosh for 65 years.

Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Michael W. Dorosh and the late Helen Chaus Dorosh.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lehigh University.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1943 to 1946 and was a World War II veteran.

He was an U.S. Postal Service letter carrier for 15 years and was promoted to postal inspector in charge for 20 years until he retired in 1982.

Linda R. Dorshimer

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Northampton

Linda R. Dorshimer, 89, formerly of Bethlehem and Northampton, died Dec. 16, 2017, at Lifequest Nursing Center, Quakertown.

Born in Pennsburg, she was a daughter of the late Lamar H. and Clara M. (Hulbert) Heidler.

She was a seamstress at the former Bethleon Togs Manufacturing, Bethlehem, for many years.

She is survived by four daughters, Sharron and her husband Floyd O’Brien of Emmaus, Deborah Rohrbach and Lynette, both of Northampton and Dawn and her husband James Reiman of Bath; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, James of Sellersville.

Mark James Reccek

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Lehigh Valley Press journalist

Mark James Reccek, 42, of Bath, died Dec. 17, 2017, while in the care of Lehigh Valley Hospice.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of Violet (Janzso) Reccek. He was raised by his grandparents, Violet and Geza Janzso.

He was a 1994 graduate of Liberty High School.

He served in the U.S. Marines from 1996 to 2000, where he also served as a big brother.

He graduated from the University of Detroit, where he earned his law degree, and later Lehigh University, where he earned his master’s degree in political science.