David A. Rector
David A. Rector, 95, of Whitehall, died Saturday, March 2, 2013.
David was employed at the former Bethlehem Steel for 38 years as a welder on the rigger gang before retiring in 1974. He was also one of the first shop stewards. He was a member of St. John’s U.C.C. – Fullerton, and he was also a member of the Coplay Senior Citizens, past President of Whitehall AARP and Northampton Area Retired Men.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late James and Lillia (Metzgar) Rector. He was the husband of Miriam “Mim” (McCloskey) Rector for the past 68 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Beverly Bohner of Allentown, grandson, Thomas Bohner, III of Whitehall, two great-grandsons. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Sarah Hess.
Arrangements are being handled by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton, where the family will receive friends from 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Memorial service will 11:00a.m. Rev. Aaron W. Fox will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to funeral home.
Anna C. Brobst
Feb. 12, 1919 – Feb. 28, 2013
Anna C. Brobst, 94, formerly of Klecknersville, died on Thursday, Feb. 28 in Sacred Heart Senior Living of Northampton. She was the wife of the late Edgar W. “Eddie” Brobst, who died in 1991.
Prior to retiring, she was employed by Karess Lingerie in Bath for many years and was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, in which she served as chairlady.
Born Feb. 12, 1919 in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Ferdinand and Anna (Cebula) Maurek.
She was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Klecknersville; a life member of American Legion Post #470, Bath; a life member and past president of the Klecknersville Rangers Ladies Auxiliary; and a member of Calypso Chapter #163, Order of Eastern Star, Bethlehem.
Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie L. Bell of East Allen Twsp. and Sandra A. Michael of Moore Twsp.; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Frank Maurek, of Nazareth; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were four brothers, John, Fred, Michael and Joseph Maurek, and four sisters, Mary Zurowski, Helen Hoffman, Catherine Sentiwany, and Genevie Maurek.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning in Covenant U.M. Church, followed by entombment in the mausoleum of Cedar Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Allentown. Arrangements were by the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant U.M. Church, 2715 Mountain View Drive, Bath, PA 18014.
Nov. 22, 1922 – Feb. 26, 2013
Livio “Lee” Claroni, 90, of Bethlehem died Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, Lower Saucon Twsp. He was the husband of Carmela (Messina) Claroni.
Lee and his wife were the owners of Claroni’s Tavern in Nazareth for 33 years, retiring in 1985. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Born Feb. 22, 1922 in Rome, Italy, he was a son of the late Adolfo and Aspala (Anticoli) Claroni.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth; Knights of Columbus; Hecktown Fire Co.; Eckley E. Patch Post #470, American Legion, Bath, and was a life member of the Holy Family Club in Nazareth.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cynthia Friend, of Forks Twsp.; two sons, Randy Claroni of Bushkill Twsp. and Rocco Claroni of Hummelstown; a sister, Elsa Claroni, of Bethlehem; and four grandchildren.
Services were held on Saturday morning in the Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Church and entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum, Nazareth.
Donations may be made to Holy Family School, c/o the funeral home at 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Gloria J. Deegan
Dec. 21, 1929 – Feb. 26, 2013
Gloria J. Deegan, 87, of Lehigh Township died Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Joseph Deegan, who died July 30, 2012.
A 1947 graduate of Northampton High School and a 1951 graduate of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, she had worked as a registered nurse most of her life. She began her nursing career at the Allentown State Hospital, then Haff Hospital in Northampton, where she was in charge of the Alcohol and Detox Unit. She retired in 1991 from Muhlenberg Hospital Center in Bethlehem as director of the Ambulatory Surgical Unit.
Born Dec. 21, 1929 in Pennsville, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Florence (Roberts) Werner Shepard.
She was a life member of the AHSN Alumni Association and a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton. She was also a den mother for Cub Scout Pack #99.
Surviving are a son, Thomas J., of Northampton; a daughter, Gloria A. Reenock,. Of Whitehall; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a sister, Maryann Frommer, of Lehigh Township; two brothers, Thomas Werner of Coplay and Dale Werner of Lehigh Township; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were a sister, Marion Ogrodoski, and two brothers, Glenn Werner, Sr. and Walter Werner, Jr.
Services were held on Saturday afternoon in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton, followed by burial in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown.
Memorials may be made to the AHSN Alumni Assoc. Adele M. Miller Education Fund and mail to treasurer D. Miraldo, 8766 Claussville Rd., Fogelsville, PA 18051.
LaMar K. Hall
May 15, 1932 – March 2, 2013
LaMar K. Hall, 80, of Northampton, died Saturday, March 2 at home. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Snyder) Hall.
He worked at the former Kurtz Bros. In Bethlehem as a cabinetmaker and also worked at the former Cross Country Clothes in shipping and receiving. LaMar was a volunteer for the Northampton Ambulance Corps.
Born May 15, 1932 in Danielsville, he was a son of the late Russell and Helen (Kromer) Hall.
He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton, and was the property chairperson from 1974 to 2010. He was a board member of the Union Cemetery Association in Danielsville for 25 years.
Surviving are two sons, Kenneth L. Hall of Northampton and Keith S. Hall of Granbury, Texas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Marlyn Hall, of Bath; a sister, Lucille Kromer of Danielsville; four Godchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were at noon today (Thursday) in the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton, with The Rev. William Horn officiating, followed by burial in Danielsville Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Evan. Lutheran Church, 1904 Main St., Northampton, PA 18067.
Mary A. Horvath
March 31, 1925 – Feb. 25, 2013
Mary A. “Muddy” Horvath, 87, of Northampton died Monday, Feb. 23 in Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Geza J. Horvath, who died Oct. 17, 1987.
She worked at the former Champion Spark Plug Co. in Hellertown for many years. During World War II, she worked as a welder. She played second base for several softball teams in her younger years.
Born March 31, 1925 in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Julianna (Orban) Sakovits.
She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church and Ss. Peter & Paul Hungarian Society, both in Northampton.
Surviving are a daughter, Judith A. Dellisant, of Allentown; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a twin brother, John Sakovits, of Northampton; a sister, Julia Henits, of Northampton; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Frank and Joseph Sakovits.
A Masss of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday morning in Queenship of Mary Church, followed by interment in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery, Northampton. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Memorial donations may be made to the church at 1324 Newport Ave., Northampton, PA 18067, or At Home Health Services & Hospice Care, 4030 William Penn Hwy., Easton, PA 18045.
Gloria A. Lewis
July 17, 1937 – March 1, 2013
Gloria A. Lewis, 75, of Bath died on Friday, March 1 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late William W. Lewis, who died in 1980.
She worked as a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service until retiring.
Born July 17, 1937 in Warwick, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Clarence T. and Ruth E. (Congleton) VanDerhoof.
Surviving are two brothers, Frank C. VanDerhoof of Martinsburg, W. Va., and Alfred T. VanDerhoof .
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 243 S. Walnut St., Bath.
Michael S. Moser
June 28, 1963 – Feb. 16, 2013
Michael Scott Moser, 49, of Northampton died Saturday, Feb. 16 at home.
A graduate of William Allen High School, Allentown, he was known by his family and friends as a “jack of all trades.”
He was born June 28, 1963 in Allentown.
Surviving are his mother, Alberta Jane Taylor, of Northampton; a daughter, Ashley Rose Moser of Allentown; a sister, Lori Hussman; a brother, Jeff Moser; three nephews and nieces; wife, Susan Moser; and his dog companion, A.J.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 2 in Wesley Church, Bethlehem. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Thomas S. Nederostek
Dec. 15, 1924 – Feb. 26, 2013
Thomas S. Nederostek, 88, of Northampton, died Tuesday, Feb. 26 at home.
He worked at the Bethlehem Steel for 30 years before retiring in 1984, and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He liked to repair and restore cars.
Born Dec. 15, 1924 in Northampton, he was a son of the late Stephen and Mary (Madaya) Nederostek.
He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Northampton.
Surviving are a sister, Irene V. Tanzosh, of Northampton; six nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by a sister, Catherine Beblavy.
Services were held on Saturday morning in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Interment followed in Assumption B.V.M. Cemetery, Northampton.
Donations may be made to the memorial fund of the church, c/o the funeral home at 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, PA 18067.
Elizabeth B. Tanzosh
Oct. 1, 1923 – Feb. 24, 2013
Elizabeth B. Tanzosh, 89, formerly of Northampton, died Sunday, Feb. 24 in Somerset Medical Center, Somerset, N.J. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Tanzosh, who died Dec. 18, 2000.
She was a secretary for the M&M Mars Co., Hackettstown, N.J., for many years. Prior to that, she worked at Mack Trucks, Inc.
Born Oct. 1, 1923 in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth (Mayer) Makovsky.
She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and Young at Heart, in Northampton, and was a volunteer at the Northampton Area Food Bank.
Surviving are two sons, James of Silver Lake, Ohio and Joseph of South Bend, Ind.; two daughters, Jane DeNardo of Middlesex, N.J., and Beth Tanzosh of Clinton, N.J.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were a son, Mark; four brothers, John, Ed, Steve and Paul; and two sisters, Emma DeLucia and Mary Barlok.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday morning in Assumption B.V.M. Church. Arrangements were by the Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton, PA 18067, where donations to the Northampton Area Food Bank may be sent.
Lewis J. Weber, Jr.
Lewis J. “Butch” Weber, Jr., 70, of Northampton died Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2013 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Lois J. (Fenstermacher) Weber.
He worked as a truck driver for many years, retiring in 2004.
Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Lewis, J., Sr. and Irene M. (Bundy) Weber.
He was a member of St. John’s Evan. Lutheran Church, Coplay, and the Bath Vol. Fire Co.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Tracy L. Doorly of Media, Pa., and Jayne Jaisle of Blue Bell, Pa.; a son, Scott A., of Northampton; and five grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. 3rd St., Coplay. Call 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Private interment. Arrangements are by the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton.
Contributions may be made to the St. John’s Church Memorial Fund in Coplay and American Cancer Society, LV Unit, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017.