Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Edward J. Mack Sr.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Slatington

Edward J. Mack Sr., 74, of Slatington, died July 10, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, inpatient unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Dawn E. (Bowers) Mack for 22 years.

Born in Washington Township, he was a son of the late Edward Mack and Lillian (Islin) Horwath.

He was a self-employed truck driver and worked for Haas Trucking Company, Slatington, for 25 years until he retired in 2006. Previously, he worked for the Mayflower Trucking Corporation.

Myron Hanselman

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

resident of Whitehall Manor

Myron “Tunner” Hanselman died July 11, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of Doris (Young) Hanselman for 65 years.

Born in Wolfe’s Store, he was the son of the late Irwin Blaine and Nora (Bowersox) Hanselman.

A 1952 graduate of East Penn Valley High School, he enlisted in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard in 1951.

Ronald J. McDowell

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Moore Township

Ronald J. McDowell, 86, of Moore Township, died July 5, 2018. He was the husband of Elizabeth “Beth” A. (Hollywood) McDowell for 34 years.

Born in Davis City, Iowa, he was a son of the late Fred and Pauline (Craig) McDowell.

He was a 1956 graduate of Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa.

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

He worked for 40 years in the cement industry until he retired as a senior processing engineer with Cemex, Wampum, in 1956.

He was a member of Coaldale American Legion Post 0170.

Ralph W. Heffley

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Ralph W. Heffley, 59, of Northampton, died June 29, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Cynthia (Bartakovits) Heffley for 39 years.

Born in Weehauwken, N.J., he was a son of Malcom P. and the late Ingeborg E. (Pfeiffer) Heffley.

He graduated from Kutztown High School and then attended Allentown Business School.

He was an Allstate Insurance agent for many years.

Margaret L. Ferreira

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Margaret “Sally” L. Ferreira, 88, of Northampton and formerly of Beersville, died June 30, 2018, in Monroe, N.Y. She was the wife of the late Jacob “Jay” Ferreira for 60 years.

Born in Northampton County, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Verna (Beers) Frey.

She attended Northampton Senior High School.

She worked, for a number of years, at Northampton Cross Country Clothes and later was a management assistant at the firm of Siebert, Ferreira, Schlicting Architects & Planners, Allentown.

Eleanor M. Mott

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Covenant United Methodist Church

Eleanor M. Mott, 88, of Bath, died July 2, 2018, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late James Mott.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Katherine (DeBellis) Faiolo.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Moravian College, having graduated in 1951.

She was a secretary for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation for five years until she retired in 1958.

She attended Covenant United Methodist Church, Bath.

Robert L. Arey

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay Saengerbund member

Robert “Woody” L. Arey, 78, of Catasauqua, died at home July 2, 2018.

Born in West Catasauqua, he was a son of the late George and Sallie (Frederick) Arey.

He served stateside with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

He worked in envelope production at the former Boise Cascade, Allentown, for 33 years until he retired.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He was a member of Jones-Quigg American Legion Post 739, Hokendauqua Fire Company, Coplay Saengerbund, Charotin Fire Company No. 1 and the former Loyal Order of the Moose, Catasauqua.

QMC Leonard W. Burkhart

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

substitute teacher

QMC Leonard W. Burkhart USN-RET, 70, of Allentown, died July 1, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Doris (Ettl) Burkhart Kale of Spring City and the late Frank R. Burkhart and a stepson of the late Lester E. Kale.

He was a graduate of East Stroudsburg University, where he played football and later was a sports team photographer.

He was in the U.S. Navy and was in the reserves during the Vietnam era. He received his certificate of retirement from the Armed Forces April 23, 2008.

Joseph August Gigler

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Joseph August Gigler, 90, of Fullerton, died July 1, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Nancy Ann (Shada) Gigler for 54 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Lebezeit) Gigler.

He was an U.S. Army corporal, stationed in Germany, during the Korean conflict.

He was a section manager for the former Western Electric Company for 40 years until he retired in 1988.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton, where he was a former Eucharistic minister.

Donald W. Davis

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Porter Lodge No. 284 F&AM member

Lt. Col. Retired Donald W. Davis, 73, of Fogelsville, died June 19, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital-Anderson campus. He was the husband of Constance “Connie” (Gartner) Davis for 43 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Edwin H. and Emily W. (Schaefer) Davis.

A graduate of Lehigh University, he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1966 and his MBA in 1973.

He was the president and owner of StorCon Systems from 1986 until the present.