Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Agnes Lobach

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption of BVM Church member

Agnes Lobach, 91, of Northampton, died May 10, 2019. She was the wife of the late Charles Lobach.

She was a daughter of the late August and Anna (Keglovits) Marakovits.

She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton, and of the church’s Young At Heart senior group.

She is survived by two granddaughters; one grandson; and five great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by two daughters, Suzanne Minnich and Jane David.

Services will be private.

Edward P. Oncheck

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Egypt VFW Post 7293 member

Edward P. Oncheck, 73, of Germansville, died May 1, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Diana M. (Sasnauskas) Oncheck for 33 years.

Born in Walnutport, he was the son of the late Frank Sr. and Mary (Seiler) Oncheck.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era and was later employed at the U.S. Department of Defense, Philadelphia, for 30 years.

Before that, he worked for American Nickeleod, Walnutport, for several years.

William J. Keeney

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

William “Bill” J. Keeney, 82, of Northampton, died May 5, 2019. He was the husband of the late Helen M. (Marakovits) Keeney.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Owen Keeney and Kathryn L. (O’Brien) Keeney.

He was a 1949 graduate of Central Catholic High School and was the class coordinator for many years.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Julia Shara

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Julia Shara, 92, of Whitehall, died May 7, 2019, at Elm Terrace Gardens, Lansdale. She was the wife of the late Bernard J. Shara.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Fedor and Tanka (Salasky) Pristash.

She was a sewing machine operator at Cross Country Clothes for 25 years until she retired in 1988.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall.

Mary Lou Butz

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Mary Lou Butz, 74, of Whitehall and formerly of Walnutport, died May 10, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Stanton K. Butz for 51 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Christopher Jr. and Mary (Stengel) Guth.

She was a 1963 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She was an administrative assistant for more than 27 years with Bell Atlantic Properties and Brandywine Realty Trust, until she retired.

William H. Bolden III

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

William H. Bolden III, 76, of Whitehall, died May 6, 2019, at Whitehall Manor.

Born in Washington D.C., he was a son of the late William H. Jr. and Marion Florence (Lamothe) Bolden.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was a police officer in Philadelphia and later with the Pennsylvania State Police for 25 years, most of the time as a corporal, before retiring in 1996. He worked out of about eight barracks, including Fogelsville, Dublin and what is now called Belfast.

Clair N. Stahley

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Clair N. Stahley, 80, of Allentown, died May 4, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital’s inpatient hospice unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Sheila A. (Snyder) Stahley and the late Linda J. (Seibert) Stahley.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Nevin J. and Sarah (Weyhenmeyer) Stahley.

He owned and operated Clair Stahley Inc., Allentown, a plumbing and excavating company, from 1970 to 2000.

A former member of the plumbing board of South Whitehall Township, he was co-owner of Sour Apple Hunting Club, Lightstreet, Columbia County.

Woodrow W. Snyder Jr.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Woodrow “Woody” W. Snyder Jr., 75, of Northampton, died May 6, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Valerie J. (Adams) Snyder for 38 years.

Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late Woodrow W. Sr. and Grace M. (Grischott) Snyder.

He was a millwright for Essroc Company, formerly Coplay Cement Company, for 25 years before he retired in 2006.

He was a woodworker.

George “Tech” C. Passaro

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Laurys Station

George “Tech” C. Passaro Sr., 76, of Laurys Station, died May 5, 2019, in his home. He was the husband of Judith D. (Royer) Passaro for 40 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry and Marion (Wentz) Passaro.

He was a 1960 graduate of Dieruff High School and attended Georgia Tech.

He was a specialist, fifth class technician in the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was a credit analyst for Praxair Corporation, Allentown, formerly GTS Welco Company, for 36 years until he retired in 2016. He worked previously for Bonney Forge, Allentown.

Anna M. Miller

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Anna M. Miller, 93, of Coplay, died May 1, 2019, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Robert H. Miller.

Born in Coplay, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Malits) Petrasovits.

She was employed by the former Universal Pants in Northampton; before that, she was employed by the former Coplay Cigar Factory.

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

She is survived by a son, Robert A.; and a sister, Elsie and her husband John Selady of Coplay.