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Douglas W. Files

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Nazareth

Douglas W. Files, 86, of Nazareth, died May 17, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Judith S. Files for 41 years.

Born in Mason City, Iowa, he was a son of the late Wade and Dorothy Files.

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University.

He was a Marine naval aviator and earned the rank of captain during the Korean War.

Alan D. Druckenmiller

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Alan “Al” D. Druckenmiller, 65, of Northampton, died May 18, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Lisa K. (Duchala) Druckenmiller.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harold G. and Alice B. (Smith) Druckenmiller of Northampton.

He was a 1971 graduate of Northampton High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University in 1976.

He was a facilities engineer at General Electric, AT&T and Lucent until he retired in 2001. He then was a real estate agent with Weichert Realtors.

Anna Rose Haftl

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Anna Rose Haftl, of Lehigh Township, died May 22, 2019. She was the wife of the late Franklin Haftl Sr.

Born in Lehigh Township, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Cecelia (Szuppi) Kratzer.

She worked in the garment industry for many years.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Walnutport.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara and her husband Larry Kocher; two sons, Franklin Jr. and his wife Marianne and Michael and his wife Anita; six grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and a sister, Julia Penchishen.

Services will be private.

Marvin T. Snoddy Jr.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua Lions Club member

Marvin T. Snoddy Jr., 87, of Macungie, died May 18, 2019. He was the husband of Shirley (Stocker) Snoddy for 64 years.

Born in Bangor, he was a son of the late Alice (Bishop) and Marvin T. Snoddy Sr.

He was a 1949 graduate of Bangor High School.

He served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War and was stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and NAS Anacostia, D.C.

He was employed as an air traffic controller and a tower chief in Allentown and Williamsport for 38 years, retiring in 1989.

John R. Evans

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Laurys Station

John R. Evans, 56, of Laurys Station, died May 20, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Judith A. (Dinan) Evans for 27 years.

Born in Philipsburg, he was a son of H. James and Jonalie (Ritchie) Evans.

He was a graduate of West Branch High School, Philipsburg, and earned an associate degree in petroleum engineering and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Eileen H. Mishko

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allen Township

Eileen H. Mishko, 86, of Allen Township, died May 18, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late John “Jack” J. Mishko.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Irvin Sr. and Pauline (Stangle) Heffelfinger.

She was an expediter for Western Electric/AT&T for 37 years until she retired in 1989.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church.

Marie Serensits

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Marie Serensits, 94, of Whitehall, died May 25, 2019. She was the wife of the late Luke “Snug” G. Serensits for 70 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Theresa (Polzer) Marth.

She was a bench hand at the former Western Electric and AT&T until she retired. Earlier in life, she worked at Bethlehem Steel.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

She is survived by a son, Kevin and his wife Alice (Kochanasz) of Whitehall; and two grandchildren, Kelly and Luke with Bronte Grigoruk.

Kathleen Huttie

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

teacher at former Christ the King School

Kathleen Huttie, 70, of Lehighton, died May 15, 2019, at home. She was the wife of Eugene Huttie for 44 years.

Born in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Josephine (Isworski) Milunec.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University and a master’s degree in education from Lehigh University.

She was employed as a teacher at the former Christ the King School, Stiles, for over 25 years.

Maria Habetler

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Maria Habetler, 88, of Northampton, died May 15, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Ignac Habetler.

Born in Horvatlovo, Vas Megye, Hungary, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Etelka (Cseri) Rajkovac.

She worked as a seamstress for many years.

She was a member of the former St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Northampton.

Ruth L. Thomas

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

First Presbyterian Church member

Ruth L. (Dunlevey) Thomas, 86, formerly of Hokendauqua, died May 14, 2019, at Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown. She was the wife of the late Donald B. Thomas.

Born in Centralia, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Stella (Michael) Dunlevey.

She was a graduate of Conyngham-Centralia High School.

She worked at General Electric, Black and Decker and DayTimer, all in Allentown, until retiring.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua and the church’s women’s circle.