Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Angella J. Gaal

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Angella J. Gaal, 93, of West Catasauqua, died March 8, 2019, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of Richard E. Gaal for 63 years.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Gabriel and Theresa (Marth) Horvath.

She was a machine operator at the former Western Electric and Agere, Allentown, for more than 30 years until she retired.

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

Huberta A. Janscak

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Catholic Church member

Huberta A. Janscak, 89, formerly of Allentown, died Feb. 27, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Downington. She was the wife of the late Edward Janscak.

She was the daughter of the late Erwin L. and Mary (McGeady) Meitzler Sr.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua, and a former member of St. Ann Catholic Church, Emmaus.

She was employed as a secretary for Verizon and the former Bell Telephone Company for 30 years before retiring.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Recchi; and two grandchildren, Alina and Christine.

Samuel N. Wright

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Samuel N. Wright, 79, of Fellowship Community, died March 7, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Cecile G. (Henry) Wright for 57 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Samuel W. and Minerva (Hoffman) Wright.

He was a 1957 Catasauqua High School graduate. He earned a pharmacy degree from Temple University.

He was in the U.S. Air Force and earned the rank of first lieutenant.

He was a pharmacist at Hilbert’s Pharmacy, Whitehall, and had worked for Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company, from which he retired.

Jeanette L. Shoemaker

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Zion Stone UCC member

Jeanette L. Shoemaker, 81, formerly of Allen Township, died March 8, 2019, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Earl W. and Loretta (Fogel) Praetorius.

She was a 1955 graduate of the former Coplay High School.

She was a secretary for the former McGowan Law Office, Allentown, for many years before retiring in 1995. She was earlier a secretary for Bethlehem Steel Company.

She was a member of Zion Stone United Church of Christ, Kreidersville.

Sandra S. Weinhofer

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Sandra “Sandi” S. Weinhofer, 72, of Catasauqua, died March 3, 2019, at home.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Lewis and Ruby (Barbarick) Strack. She worked in the shipping department of Daytimers until she retired.

She is survived by two sons, William F. Jr. and Scott J.; a daughter, Leann; three grandchildren, Hayley and her husband Derek Kolumber, Jordan and husband Keith Bisher and Jason Price; seven great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was predeceased by four siblings, Neva, Gary, Diane and Mary.

Nancy Meckel

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Egypt United Church of Christ member

Nancy Meckel, 86, of Whitehall, died March 8, 2019, at Valley Manor Health and Rehabilitation, Coopersburg. She was the wife of the late Dale E. Meckel for 57 years.

Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Bessy (Sanns) Seibert.

She was a graduate of Slatington High School.

She was honorably discharged from the Women’s Army Corps.

She worked at the Palmerton Zinc Company for many years.

She belonged to Egypt United Church of Christ, Whitehall.

Thomas L. Koehler

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mopar Madness of Lehigh Valley member

Thomas L. Koehler, 73, of Northampton, died March 7, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, after a battle with lung disease. He was the husband of Jo Ann (Seko) Koehler for 54 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Warren A. and Jean L. (Farrell) Koehler.

He was a chief mechanic for 20 years at Durkee Famous Foods. After retiring, he worked at Miller Supply for five years.

He attended Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton.

He was a member of Mopar Madness of the Lehigh Valley.

Ralph H. Lloyd

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Keystone Cement power station technician

Ralph H. Lloyd, 94, of Cherryville, died March 8, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Leo and Beatrice (Harding) Floyd.

He was a graduate of the former Berlinsville High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of Operations.

He was a power station technician for the Keystone Cement Company, Bath, for more than 40 years.

He was a member of the Oplinger-Hower Post, Lehigh Township; and of the Keystone Road and Gun Club.

June B. Nestor

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Northampton

June B. (Solderich) Nestor, 70, of Allentown and formerly of Northampton, died Feb. 23, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, after a struggle with cerebral palsy. She was the wife of Thomas R. Nestor for 36 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late William F. and Justine L. (Haller) Solderich.

She was a longtime resident and mail distribution volunteer at Good Shepherd Home, Allentown.

She had formerly attended Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, South Allentown.