Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Anthony M. Paone

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church

Anthony M. Paone, 77, of Bath, died Feb. 27, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg campus, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Judith A. Landolfi for 36 years.

Born in South Amboy, he was a son of the late Martin Sr. and Gloria (Maul) Paone.

He was a corporal in the Marine Corps in the 2nd Engineer Battalion, N.C., during the Vietnam era.

He was a heavy equipment operator for Local No. 825, operating engineers, Springfield, N.J.

He attended St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.

Jean E. Klatchak

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Egypt Star Bakery

Jean E. Klatchak, 92, of North Catasauqua, died March 6, 2018. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Klatchak Sr.

Born in South Pittstown, she was the daughter of the late John and Eva (Koskowski) Slupski.

She worked as a sales clerk for Newberry’s for 10 years and eventually retired from Egypt Star Bakery.

She was a member of the former St. Michael Church in Northampton. She was a current member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, and was active in the Rosary Society.

Irene M. Ritter

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Kurious Kids

Irene “Nana” M. Ritter, 95, of Whitehall and formerly of Allen Township, died Feb. 25, 2018, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Alfred W. Ritter.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Albert H. and Ella C. (Greene) Beichey.

She was a marker in the marking room for J.C. Penny, Whitehall, for 10 years before she retired in 1986. She then worked at Kurious Kids, Whitehall, cooking for the children and rocking babies.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Egypt.

Elsie V. Peters

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Eastern Star Rose Croix member

Elsie V. Peters, 90, of Whitehall Manor, formerly of Slatington, died March 4, 2018, in the inpatient hospice unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late George V. Peters.

Born in Lehigh Township, she was a daughter of the late Elwood C. and Emma M.A. (Ringer) Peters.

She was a floor worker in the receiving and marking department of the former Hess’s Department Store warehouse, Whitehall, for 10 years before she retired in 1989.

Catherine E. Schrettner

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Catherine E. Schrettner, 90, of Whitehall, died March 5, 2018. She was the wife of Helmuth “Helly” L. Schrettner for 63 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Adolph A. and Mary J. (Janisch) Schandl.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Edie and her husband Tali Aguila of Allentown; a son, David G. and his wife Cheryl of Emmaus; three grandchildren, Stacy, Jacob and Colton; a great-granddaughter, Kasey; a niece; a nephew; and extended family.

Donald R. Anthony

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Northampton

Donald R. Anthony, 89, of Allentown and formerly of Northampton, died March 7, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of Florence M. (Morrissey) Anthony for 57 years.

Born in Quakertown, he was the son of the late John P. and Mildred E. (Sherer) Anthony.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in the 623rd Field Artillery Battalion. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

A member of Teamsters Local 773, he was a long distance truck driver at the former Exide Battery, retiring in 1994.

Sharon L. Pruzinsky

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Sharon Pruzinsky Hairstyling owner

Sharon “Shinny” L. Pruzinsky, 71, of Walnutport, died March 5, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of Vincent Pruzinsky for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Harry N. Dotterer and Geraldine (Reed) Dotterer-Moyer.

She owned and operated Sharon Pruzinsky Hairstyling and Shinny’s Jean Store in Northampton and East Allen Township.

She was an aide for John Stasko of Best Station and Spectrum Community Services Inc.

She was a member of the Coplay Saengerbund Austrian Chorus and a soloist for Northampton Community College Chorus.

Francis K. Keppel

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay American Legion member

Francis “Frank” K. Keppel, 71, of Northampton, died March 5, 2018, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Carol (Bodisch) Keppel for 46 years.

Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Frank and Rose (Rothdeutsch) Keppel.

He worked at Olson Technologies Inc. for 46 years.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era, 1967-1968.

He was a member of Coplay American Legion.

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

Stephen C. Moyer

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Baseball Info Solutions

Stephen “Steve” C. Moyer, 57, of Bath, died suddenly March 1, 2018, while on a business trip.

He was the son of Neil and Sylvia Moyer.

He was a 1978 graduate of Emmaus High School and received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Moravian College, Class of 1982.

He began his career with STATS Inc. in Skokie, Ill., and was later affiliated with other analytical companies, including directing the operations for Baseball Info Solutions in Coplay.

He was currently vice president in charge of sales for Yakkertech Sports Performance Systems.

Richard Yost

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owner of Yost Bros. Surplus Sales

Richard “Dick” Yost, 88, of Whitehall, died March 4, 2018. He was the husband of Theresa M. (Sattler) Yost for 64 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Zarecky) Yost.

He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict.

He was a life member of Fullerton American Legion Post 367 and Fullerton Fire Company No. 1.

He was co-owner of Yost Bros. Surplus Sales, Whitehall, for many years, and earlier operated Yost Bros. Arco Station, Fullerton.