Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Agnes Elizabeth Robertson

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua High School teacher

Agnes Elizabeth Robertson, 88, of Whitehall, died Jan. 14, 2020, at home. She was the wife of Alistair Robertson for 62 years.

Born in Kearny, N.J., she was a daughter of William and Mayme Boog.

She was a 1949 graduate of North Arlington High School, New Jersey, where she was associate editor of her class year book and class secretary. She was a 1953 graduate of Montclair State Teachers College.

Vincenzo DiSante

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Vincenzo “Vincent” DiSante, 83, of Whitehall, died Jan. 4, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Dolores (Moore) DiSante for 57 years.

Born in Abruzzi, Italy, he was a son of the late Giuseppe and Fenesia (Balante) DiSante.

He was a tailor for the London Shop, Easton, for many years. He was later a quality control manager for Cross Country Clothes for 30 years.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Stiles; and of its Holy Name Society.

He was a 25-year member of the Men of Malvern.

Adolf Sodke

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Adolf Sodke, 88, of Whitehall, died Jan. 3, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Elizabeth Sodke for 64 years.

Born in Wolfswinkle, Germany, he was a son of the late Edward and Marta Sodke.

He worked in construction. He was a longtime member of the Plumbers Union Local 690, Philadelphia, and retired in 1995.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Richard, Heidi and Steven; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Joshua.

He was predeceased by four brothers.

Ernest L. John

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Fuller Company senior project engineer

Ernest L. John, 88, of Allentown, died Jan. 6, 2020, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Ann T. (Klucsarits) John.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Leonard F. and Anna E. (Schlosser) John.

He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War.

He was a senior project engineer for more than 21 years at the Fuller Company, Catasauqua, from which he retired in 1995.

He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church, Allentown.

Mary A. Ervin

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

100 years old

Mary A. Ervin, 100, formerly of Walnutport and Northampton, died Jan. 7, 2020, at Gracedale Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Ralph H. Ervin for 57 years.

Born in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Oscar D. and Savannah (Schlegel) Shiffer.

She was a seamstress at various mills for several years. She later worked at the former Miller’s Department Store, Northampton, and at the Northampton Area Public Library.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

Robert H. Teets

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church member

Robert H. Teets, 91, of Catasauqua and formerly of Whitehall, died Jan. 11, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Shirley M. (Millhime) Teets of Catasauqua.

Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Willard A. and Helen L. (Heimbach) Teets.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II.

He was a surveyor for the Pennsylvania Highway Department. He was a draftsman for Alcoa and retired from Fuller Company.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Northampton; and the former St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

Martin L. Edelman

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Martin L. Edelman, 74, of Northampton, died Jan. 13, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Florence Anna (Roth) for 52 years.

Born in Howertown, he was a son of the late Harvey and Minnie (Muschko) Edelman.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army.

He worked for Canteen Vending for many years.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton, and served as vice president on church council.

He was the secretary at Zion Stone Cemetery.

Marie A. Keiser

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Marie A. Keiser, 84, of Whitehall, died Jan. 12, 2020, at Fellowship Manor. She was the wife of the late Charles D. Keiser for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Ganci) DeSordi.

She was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, where she volunteered in the rectory for many years.

Frank S. Skrapits

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Frank S. Skrapits, 91, of Walnutport, died Jan. 7, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Elaine M. (Walters) Skrapits for 66 years.

Born in Walnutport, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Jurasits) Skrapits.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1949.

He co-owned and operated, with his wife, the former Frank’s Market, Walnutport, for 12 years before he retired in 1983. He was a drill press operator from 1950 to 1971 for Purolator Oil Filter Company, Allentown.