Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Robert L. Follweiler

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Sears Service Center technician

Robert L. Follweiler, 89, of Bethlehem, died June 14, 2018, at Sacred Heart Assisted Living, Northampton. He was the husband of Jeanette Mae (Roberts) Follweiler for 69 years.

Born in Towamensing, he was a son of the late Leland and Blanche (Green) Follweiler.

He attended electronics school.

He was in the U.S. Navy during peace time.

He worked in appliance stores, and then, for 30 years, was an electronics technician for Sears Service Center, Catasauqua, until he retired.

He was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ, Bethlehem.

Frank C. Rothdeutsch

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Frank C. Rothdeutsch, 79, of Whitehall, died June 24, 2018, at Fellowship Community. He was the husband of Antoinette “Toni” (Gutleber) Rothdeutsch for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Frank W. and Hilda (Yandrasitz) Rothdeutsch.

He was a 1956 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and attended St. Bonaventure University.

He retired in 2001 from the sales and service department of Mack Trucks after 26 years of service.

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

Charles H. Pitts

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fullerton Fire Company lifetime member

Charles “Buddy” H. Pitts, 89, of Whitehall, died June 15, 2018, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Earlene A. (Schlicher) Pitts of Whitehall for 65 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Charles B. and Mae (McCloskey) Pitts.

He was a 1946 of Coplay High School graduate.

He was a member of the former Trinity United Church of Christ Church, Coplay.

He was a shipping clerk at the former Tarkett for 40 years before he retired.

He was a lifetime member of Fullerton Fire Company.

Kathleen M. Griffin

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Kathleen “Kate” M. Griffin, 63, of Northampton, died June 21, 2018, at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Dr. John A. Griffin, M.D., and Emma (Ferry) Griffin, R.N.

She was an Allentown Central Catholic High School graduate.

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

She was an office manager at Mechanical Services for 30 years and, most recently, she was the business manager at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare from 2006 to 2017.

Kay J. Heaps

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Kay J. Heaps, 76, of Catasauqua, died June 10, 2018, at her residence. She was the wife of Mitchell D. Heaps.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Charles A. and the late Ethel L.I. (Abbott) Derr.

She last worked in housekeeping for Valley Manor Nursing and Rehab Center, Coopersburg, for five years before she retired in 1992.

Carolyn Ruth Schleicher

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church member

Carolyn Ruth Schleicher, 84, of Catasauqua, died June 8, 2018, at the Lehigh Valley Hospice Center. She was the wife of Lee P. Schleicher for 64 years.

Born in Schnecksville, she was a daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Addie Elmira (Buss) Snyder.

She was a 1951 graduate of Parkland High School.

In her early years, she worked for H. Leh and Company, Allentown.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, and was a former teacher in the church day care center, was on the church council and was on the Altar Guild and in the prayer chain.

Dennis W. Zeth

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Dennis W. Zeth, 74, of Catasauqua, died June 18, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the partner of the late James Parry for 34 years.

He was a son of the late James R. and Minnie Helen (Ringler) Zeth.

He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.

He worked for the City of Allentown as a traffic signal supervisor until he retired in 1999. He then assisted his late partner with his invitation business and was a caterer for many of the events he coordinated.

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Laurys Station.

Walter A. Marinkovits

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall-Coplay School District bus driver

Walter A. Marinkovits, 79, of Northampton, died June 21, 2018. He was the husband of Joan (DeLucia) Marinkovits for 54 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Gustav and Hedwig (Marakovits) Marinkovits.

He graduated from Coplay High School.

He was employed at Stofanak Custom Kitchens, Hechinger and Stanley Vidmar. He was a school bus driver for the Whitehall School District and was a Pennsylvania State Police constable.

He was a member of the Tri-Boro Sportsman Club, Ranger Lake and the Northampton Exchange Club.

Donna S. Sheirer

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Fellowship Manor receptionist

Donna S. (Kellenberger) Sheirer, 74, of Whitehall, died June 16, 2018, at her home. She was the wife of the late Ronald G. Scheirer.

Born in Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late George T. and Frances I. (Penny) Kellenberger.

She worked for 32 years for the former First National Bank and Meridian Bank before she retired. She then worked for many years as the receptionist for Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

She is survived by a sister, Brenda and her husband James Flaherty Jr.; a niece, Kelly Flaherty; a nephew, James Flaherty III; and two sisters-in-law.