Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Helen M. Kohler

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Moore Township Lioness Club member

Helen M. Kohler, 93, of Bath, died Feb. 24, 2019, at Alexandria Manor Assisted Living, Bath. She was the wife of the late Kenneth M. Kohler.

Born in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Focht) Wetzel.

She was a trimmer for the former Sportette Manufacturing, Bath, for 25 years before retiring in 1987.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bath.

She was a charter member of the Moore Township Lioness Club, where she volunteered many hours, and was a member of the Northampton A.A.R.P.

Henry D. Oswald

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ member

Henry D. Oswald, 80, of Hokendauqua, died unexpectedly Feb. 22, 2019. He was the husband of Donna A. (Christman) Oswald for 55 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Paul J. and Agnes (Shelly) Oswald.

He worked for more than 35 years in construction for Labor Union Local 1174, Allentown.

He was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Pamela J. Friend; five sisters, Doris, Myrtle, Tina, Hattie and Janet; and many nieces and nephews.

Richard K. Miller

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Whitehall High School teacher

Richard K. Miller, 99, of Allentown, died Feb. 18, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of the late Mary B. (Porambo).

Born in New Tripoli, he was a son of the late William A. and Mabel K. (Krause) Miller.

An Army veteran of World War II, he was a 1937 graduate of Allentown High School.

He graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1941. He received his master’s degree in education from Lehigh University in 1951 and a master’s degree in German from Middlebury College, Vt., in 1969.

Daniel C. Roman

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Centurion Business Forms Inc. founder

Daniel C. Roman, 75, of Slatington and formerly of Whitehall, died March 1, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Patricia J. (Genovese) Roman for 49 years.

Born in Fort Bragg, N.C., he was a son of the late Carl Anthony and Pauline Ann (Tunella) Roman.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a radioman on the USS Long Beach, the first nuclear powered missile cruiser to travel the world.

He was the founder, president and chief executive officer of the former Centurion Business Forms Inc., Coplay, for 25 years before he retired in 2005.

Frances J. Minar

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption of the BVM Church member

Frances J. Minar, 71, of North Catasauqua, died Feb. 18, 2019, at Phoebe Home, Allentown.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph Minar and the late Ann (Farkas) Minar.

She last worked for the former Leader Nursing Home, Bethlehem, in housekeeping for two years before retiring. She was earlier a sewing machine operator for nine years for the former Key Manufacturing, Northampton; a waitress for Twin Lakes Country Club for many years; and a sewing machine operator for the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt, until its closing.

Margaret E. Gartner

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth’s Golden Agers member

Margaret “Margie” E. Gartner, 93, of Whitehall, died Feb. 7, 2019, at home. She was the wife of the late Jacob M. Gartner for 65 years.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Kobli) Szilagyi.

She was a 1943 graduate of Coplay High School.

She was an assembler at the former General Electric, Allentown, for more than 20 years until she retired in 1976.

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

Margaret Stoisits

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Margaret “Peggy” Stoisits, 91, died Feb. 23, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Albert Stoisits of Northampton.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Holzer) Fassman.

She was a 1945 graduate of Nazareth High School and, in 1948, of Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing.

She was enlisted in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps.

She was a registered nurse, first working at Sacred Heart Hospital and later, in private practice with Dr. John Kucharczuk. She co-owned Al’s Meat Market, Stiles.

Barbara A. Stinner

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Barbara A. Stinner, 73, of Whitehall, died Feb. 24, 2019, at Fellowship Community. She was the wife of Daniel P. Stinner for 47 years.

Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Kovalick) Evan.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

She was a secretary for Ingersoll Rand. She later worked in real estate.