Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Hildegard A. Bothner

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Nomad Travel Services

Hildegard A. Bothner, 89, died Dec. 19, 2019, at Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill.

Born in Germany, she moved to Pennsylvania as a young woman.

She was the owner and operator of the former Nomad Travel Services, Whitehall, for many years before retiring.

She is survived by a goddaughter and many friends.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc., Catasauqua.

Joseph A. Alban III

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall fire department assistant chief

Joseph A. Alban III, 64, of Whitehall, died Dec. 16, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Susan (Schlogl) Alban for 20 years.

Born in Rutland, Vt., he was a son of Joseph and the late Frances I. Alban.

He was a construction manager for 40 years.

He was an assistant chief and training officer for Whitehall Township Fire Department.

Betty L. Wuchter

Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Zion’s Stone UCC member

Betty L. Wuchter, 89, of Whitehall and formerly of Northampton, died Dec. 19, 2019. She was the wife of the late Earl C. Wuchter.

Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Samuel G. and Emily R. (Focht) Danner.

She was a member of Zion’s Stone United Church of Christ, Northampton.

She is survived by three children, Karen A. Miranda and her husband Robert, with whom she resided, Glenn A. Wuchter and his wife Tobi of Maine and Keith A. Wuchter and his wife Sheila of Ohio; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Services will be private.

Jeffrey H. Russ

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Fossil’s Last Stand

Jeffrey H. Russ, 77, of Allentown and formerly of Phillipsburg, N.J., died Dec. 9, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of Janice (Ahart) Russ for 54 years.

Born in Bridgeton, N.J., he was a son of the late Erwin and Gladys (Miller) Russ.

He was in the U.S. Navy.

He was a bartender and owned E. Goepp Street Saloon, Bethlehem, and Fossil’s Last Stand, Catasauqua.

He was a member of Sts. Philip and James Catholic Church, Phillipsburg, N.J.

Charles B. May

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Valley View Baptist Church member

Charles B. May, 98, of Northampton, died Dec. 13, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Mary (Black) Schmidt-May for 24 years.

Born in Corry, he was a son of the late Orville and Daisy (Bell) May.

He was in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

He was a system analyst for IBM for more than 45 years. He was a security officer at Daytona Speedway for many years.

He was a member of Valley View Baptist Church, Northampton, where he volunteered for many functions.

David Paul Kemp

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Wescoesville

David Paul Kemp, 55, of Wescosville, died Dec. 5, 2019, in his home. He was the longtime companion of Lisa Morris.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Judith (Paxson) Reddekopp and her husband Thomas of Columbia, S.C., and Irvin Kemp Jr. and his wife Madelyn of Northampton.

He was a 1981 graduate of Dieruff High School. He worked at National Auto for many years.

In addition to his parents and companion, he is survived by a son, Troy, at home; a brother, Paul of Easton; a stepbrother, Stephen Kromer of Walnutport; a niece; and nephews.

Francis Holena

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Phoenix Forging Company

Francis Holena, 89, of Stiles and of Nazareth, died Dec. 10, 2019. He was the husband of the late Rose Marie (Berner) Holena and the longtime companion of Janice Gurgick.

Born in North Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Marakovits) Holena.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict.

He worked at Phoenix Forging Company, Catasauqua, for 42 years.

He is survived by a son, Louis and his wife Tracie; a grandson, Jaryd; a sister, Joanne Kraynick; nieces; and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Albert and Joseph.

Margaret “Peggy” M. Bartholomew

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Margaret “Peggy” M. Bartholomew, 95, formerly of Fullerton, died Dec. 13, 2019. She was the wife of the late Harold A. Bartholomew for 62 years.

Born in Vera Cruz, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Yureck) Balascak.

She was a 1942 Emmaus High School graduate.

She was a longtime sales associate at Hess’s, downtown Allentown.

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

Shirley A. McBride

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Shirley A. McBride, 82, of Allentown, died Dec. 10, 2019, in The Gardens at Easton Nursing Home. She was the wife of James C. McBride for 61 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Curtis S. and Anna (Kincaid) Stephen.

She was a William Allen High School graduate.

She worked in microfilm for Penn Treaty Insurance Company until she retired in 2009.

She is survived by a brother, Curtis K. Stephen; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Mack.

Services are private.