Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Norma A. Schrey

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

hostess at former Dockside Inn

Norma A. Schrey, 97, of Whitehall, died Aug. 24, 2018, at home. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Schrey Jr. for 39 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Arturo and Mary (Rubertelli) Favotto.

She was a 1938 graduate of Allentown High School.

She was a hostess at the former Dockside Inn, North Catasauqua, until she retired in 2006. She had been previously a crossing guard and a private seamstress.

She created costumes for the Theatre in the Round at Dorney Park.

She was a 65-year member of her ongoing high school canasta club.

Peggie J. Wechsler

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

active with Coplay Sports Association

Peggie J. Wechsler, 73, of Coplay, died Aug. 12, 2018. She was the wife of Dolph Wechsler for 47 years.

Born in Farmville, Va., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Hazel (Knox) Lewis.

She worked for 30 years in the hotel hospitality industry as an executive housekeeper. She worked for many locations, including the Holiday Inn Express, Dorneyville.

She was very active with the Coplay Sports Association.

Rose M. Federanich

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Kreidersville

Rose M. Federanich, 91, of Norristown, formerly of Plymouth Meeting, died Aug. 16, 2018, at Towne Manor West Center in Norristown. She was the wife of the late John Federanich.

Born in Kreidersville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Samu) Stubits.

She was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Norristown.

She is survived by two sisters, Anna Sorinsky and Theresa Stubits, both of Whitehall; and many nieces and nephews.

Frank A. Gombotsh

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Frank A. Gombotsh, 86, of Coplay, died Aug. 21, 2018, at VNA Hospice House at St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Betty (Bogarosh) Gombotsh for 44 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Louis and Rose (Gerbavsits) Gombotsh.

He was a technical sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1950 until 1953. He was a Korean War veteran.

He was a truck mechanic for the former Lehigh Valley Dairy for 33 years until he retired in 1979.

He was of Catholic faith.

Albert John Neupauer

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

last original church member of Holy Trinity

Albert “Al” John Neupauer, 96, of Whitehall, died Aug. 21, 2018, at Fellowship Manor.

Born in Egypt, he was a son of the late Samuel E. and Sophie A. (Makosky) Neupauer.

He was in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a supervisor and lead analyst programmer for systems development for the former Stuyvesant/Finance America (Bank of America) until he retired in 1984.

Virginia A. Ruch

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton Assembly of God member

Virginia A. Ruch, 79, of Sla- tington, died Aug. 15, 2018, in her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Alton C.H. Algard and of Richard Ruch.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Florence (Foulke) Utsch.

She was a graduate of Parkland High School.

She was a member of Northampton Assembly of God and the facilitator for the church’s Good News Club.

Doris M. Santana

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of North Catasauqua

Doris M. Santana, 83, of North Catasauqua, died Aug. 14, 2018, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Gregory C. Santana Sr.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Mabel (Keller) Hontz.

She was most recently a cleaning lady for various area businesses. She was earlier a garment worker for a variety of Lehigh Valley places.

Craig L. Holben

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Kutztown

Craig L. Holben, 47, of Kutztown, died unexpectedly Aug. 17, 2018, in Palmer Township. He was the fiance of Janet Ross.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Herman S. and Karen M. (Pradel) Holben.

He was a 1988 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School.

He was a driver for Glenn Moyer Trucking, New Tripoli, and later drove trucks for Mesko, Allentown.

Esther C. Weitknecht

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Bethlehem

Esther C. Weitknecht, 91, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 10, 2018, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Marvin C. Weitknecht.

Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of the late Stephan and Rose (Koszar) Lancsek.

She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey J. and his wife Carol of Northampton and Richard W. of Bethlehem; three grandchildren, Jarrett Weitknecht and his fiance Stacey Lang and Jeffrey and Jess Weitknecht; two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Jordyn; and a sister, Eleanor and her husband Nicholas Perrett of Fountain Hill.