Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Roxanne Albanese

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

Roxanne Albanese, 88, of Bethlehem Township, died May 24, 2019, in her residence.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Julius and Elizabeth (Karoly) Rockovits.

She was a waitress for many years at the Minsi Trail Inn, Bethlehem. Later, she was a personal care assistant for Country Meadows Nursing Home.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Dena Rae Gaughran and her fiance Kennie Day of Morton; a brother, Stephen and his wife Marie Rockovits of North Carolina; and friends.

Lorraine J. Hanzl

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Lorraine J. Hanzl, 80, of Coplay, died June 4, 2019, at Renaissance Home, Emmaus, where she resided for the last three years. She was the wife of the late Rudolph J. Hanzl.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Reed E. and Arcilla C. (Nagle) Hess.

She was a 1956 graduate of Liberty High School.

She worked in later years at Bradlees and Walmart, both in Whitehall, until she retired due to health complications.

Lisa M. Haas

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hills Church member

Lisa M. Haas, 55, of Northampton, died June 4, 2019, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem.

She was a daughter of Richard and Patricia Haas of Northampton.

She attended Northampton High School and Northampton Community College for the culinary arts.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Matthew Ryan of Northampton; two sisters, Donna and her husband Craig Stark of Bethlehem and Tricia and her husband Patrick Gallagher of Northampton; a grandson, Cameron; nieces; and nephews.

Rosemarie Meiley

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Church member

Rosemarie Meiley, 82, of Northampton, died June 3, 2019, at Kirkland Village. She was the wife of the late Donald R. Meiley.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Julia (Kroboth) Spanitz.

She was a hairdresser for many years. She worked previously at Frank’s Nursery and at Two Guys, both in Whitehall.

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

Stephen “Honey” S. Spaits

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Whitehall building inspector

Stephen “Honey” S. Spaits, 92, of Whitehall, died May 28, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of the late Josephine A. (Spanitz) Spaits.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Smogyi) Spaits.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a lifelong bricklayer. He was a building inspector for Whitehall Township for 17 years.

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

Paul M. Tisdale

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

1980 WHS graduate

Paul M. Tisdale, 56, of Germansville, died May 29, 2019, in his home.

He was a son of Beverly and the late John R. Tisdale and the late Elizabeth Tisdale and Warren Place.

He was a 1980 Whitehall High School graduate and a 1982 graduate of Williamsport Area Community College, now the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

He was a general contractor and carpenter who founded his company Tools of the Trade in 1995.

Sarah I. McClellan

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former NASD home economics teacher

Sarah I. McClellan, 89, of Nazareth and formerly of Whitehall, died May 25, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Clair C. McClellan.

Born in Oakmont, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Reed) Dunkle.

She was a 1947 graduate of Oakmont High School, Pittsburgh. In 1951, she earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

She was the head of the home economics department in the Northampton Area School District for 25 years until she retired in 1991.

Donald C. Givler

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

American Legion Post 739 life member

Donald C. Givler, 85, of Hokendauqua, died May 22, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of the late Ann M. (Mai) Givler for 35 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Lewis P. and Jennie C. (Borrelli) Givler.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict in Europe and North Africa.

He was an UGI lineman for more than 39 years until he retired in 1996.

Caroline B. Abruzzi

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Fellowship Manor

Caroline B. Abruzzi, 93, of Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, and previously of Coplay, died May 23, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Alfonso C. Abruzzi.

She was a graduate of Bangor High School.

She was a receptionist at the former Warren Hospital, New Jersey, and was a volunteer teacher aide at the former Lincoln Elementary School, Coplay.

She created floral arrangements for others.