Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Teresa E. Galm

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Teresa E. Galm, 92, of Whitehall, died Jan. 11, 2019, at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late John A. Sr. and Catherine (Kennedy) Galm.

She was a legal secretary before she retired.

She was a longtime member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall, where she was a member of the cleaning committee.

She volunteered with the Sacred Heart Hospital auxiliary and gift shop and at Catasauqua Community Food Bank.

William M. Franko

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

William M. Franko, 86, of Whitehall, died Jan. 7, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Audrey C. (Falco) Franko for 59 years.

Born in Chestnut Ridge (Royal), he was a son of the late John J. and Margaret (Meosky) Franko.

He was a Redstone High School and West Virginia University graduate.

He was an officer in the U.S. Army.

He worked in sales and marketing in the U.S. cement industry for more than five decades.

Donald R. Roth

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

VFW Post 7293 member

Donald R. Roth, 68, of Slatington, died unexpectedly Jan. 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Visitacion “Bess” (Orayan) Roth for 47 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Ralph J. Roth and the late Marilyn E. (Peters) Roth.

He was a Parkland High School graduate.

He was an Engineman Third Class in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

He worked in assembly at Mack Trucks, Allentown, then was a cabinet maker for the former American Kitchens and Morris Black, both of Allentown.

Randall P. Onufer Sr.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Danielsville

Randall P. Onufer Sr., 67, of Danielsville, died Jan. 1, 2019, at his home. He was the husband of Helen M. (Longenbach) Onufer for 47 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Paul J. Onufer and the late Mildred A. (Stangl) Onufer.

He was a Whitehall High School graduate.

He was a screen printer most of his life.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Randall P. Jr., Matthew L. and Steven J., all of Danielsville; a brother, Gary of Whitehall; and a sister, Cheryl and her husband George Bazylak of Bath.

Paul P. Krempasky

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Catholic War Veterans Post 454 member

Paul P. Krempasky, 82, of Whitehall, died Dec. 28, 2018, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Barna) Krempasky for 43 years.

Born in Egypt, he was a son of the late John and Susanna (Oberla) Krempasky.

He was a Whitehall High School graduate.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He retired from Mack Trucks with 45 years of service.

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

He was a lifetime member of Catholic War Veterans Post 454, Northampton.

Howard V. Sweeney

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Howard V. Sweeney, 94, of Fullerton, died Jan. 5, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Maria G. (Biondi) Sweeney for 69 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William and Helen (McClennan) Sweeney.

He was in the U.S. Army and earned the rank of sergeant. He was a quartermaster for two tours of duty during World War II in the European and Pacific (Korean) theaters.

He retired from Bethlehem Steel after many years of service.

Augustine J. Kappes Jr.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

NASA Teacher in Space finalist

Augustine “Gus” J. Kappes Jr., 79, formerly of Catasauqua, died Dec. 30, 2018, at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. He was the husband of Roseann (Konye) Kappes for 56 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Augustine J. Sr. and Angela Mary (Heigl) Kappes.

He was an art and design teacher in the Easton Area School District for 39 years before his retirement.

He was a finalist in the NASA Teacher in Space program and was awarded the Outstanding Educators of America Award.

Theresa M. Kraynik

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Theresa M. Kraynik, 81, formerly of Coplay, died Jan. 4, 2019, at Country Meadows, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Edward Kraynik.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John F. and Anna A. (Dragovits) Tanzos.

She was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She was an office clerk for Mack Trucks, Allentown, for 31 years before she retired.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, and its Altar and Rosary Society.

Jean L. Kennedy

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Jean L. Kennedy, 88, of Catasauqua, died Dec. 27, 2018, at her home. She was the wife of the late William “Bill” Kennedy.

She was a daughter of Elroy W. and Violenta Mae (Messinger) Hassler.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

She is survived by a son, Barry; two daughters, Donna Kennedy and Nancy and her husband Bruce Rothrock; three grandchildren, Scott with Amelia, Catalin and Jon; and three great-grandchildren, Brody, Mason and Mia Jean.