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Lester J. Ackerman

Donald A. Allen

Gene D. Bechtel

Timothy P. Bowlby

Harry J. Brown

Gloria M. Burnette

Mary Ann Cameron

Mary I. Cantalupo

Bruce J. Collins

Julio E. Corales

Flora Cordovi

Dolores D. Cortright

Elissa M. Craig

Rosemary Cutrona

Gloria E. Dullivan

Lillian L. Dungan

Dorothy C. Ealer

Mabel I. Ehmer

Richard Flyte

Frederick F. Gleason

Edward A. Goold

Dorothy M. Gwin

Agnes E. Hancaviz

Marjorie T. Hartley

Ruby A. Hetzel

Edna M. Jones

Piroska Kluhs

Agnes E. Matthews

Camillus M. Mays

Ruth L. McAuliffe

Grant M. McNear, Jr.

Sharon L. Meuser

Logie E. Miller

Jean L. Morber

Isabel J. Necessary

Dorothy M. Ott

Marie G. Pologruto

Arnold W. Richards

Charles W. Schaeffer

George L. Schermerhorn

Robert P. Smith, Sr.

Jean H. Snyder

Barbara M. Stafnack

Mary V. Stein

Satya Suri

Marlene S. Weigand

Roy C. Werkheiser

Hilda M. Whitmore

Rudolph G. Zatovich


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Gloria M. Burnette

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Gloria M. Burnette, 72, of Phillipsburg, NJ, passed away Monday, November 17, 2014 in Phillipsburg Care Center.

Born May 2, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York, she was a daughter of the late James and Teresa Christiana Burnette.

Surviving is a son, LeRoy Hickey and his wife Florence Potts, of Phillipsburg, NJ; a brother, Joseph Burnette, of Bronx, NY; a sister, Carmela Rohe, of Binghamton, NY; two grandchildren, Cindel Marie and Gregory Allen Hickey; a great-grandson, Gregory Mathew Hickey; her former husband, LeRoy Walter Hickey; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Gregory J. Hickey, a brother, Jackie Burnette, and two sisters, Doris Fletcher and Mildred Berg.

Private arrangements are under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Marie G. Pologruto

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Marie G. Pologruto, 80, of Bethlehem Township, PA, formerly of Pursel Hill, Phillipsburg, NJ, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2014 in VNA of St. Luke's Hospice House.

Born July 29, 1934, in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Lena Lisinichia LaRosa. Her husband of 48 years, Anthony J. Pologruto, died May 20, 2003.

Marie last worked caring for two children who became like grandchildren. Previously, she was employed by Ingersoll-Rand Co., the former Pomeroy's, the former Horn's, Phillipsburg School District and the Phillipsburg Journal of Commerce. She graduated from Easton High School Class of 1952 and Churchman's Business College.

Marie was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Bethlehem, and its Fellowship Club and Ladies Group. She was also a member of the Over Fifties of St. Philip & James Catholic Church, Holy Cross Women's Auxiliary, St. Peter & St. Paul Byzantine, St. Philip & St. James Women's Auxiliary, and AARP of Phillipsburg.

Surviving is a son, Frank B. Pologruto and his wife Patty, of Bethlehem Township; a daughter, Nina M. Sullivan and her husband William, of Oakland, FL; two "grandchildren" Craig and Haley Welker, of Nazareth; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Salvatore LaRosa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2pm Tuesday, November 18, in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 3219 Santee Road, Bethlehem. Call Tuesday 1-2pm in the church. Burial will be in Holy Saviour Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 3219 Santee Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020.


Dorothy C. Ealer

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Dorothy C. "Dot" Ealer, 92, of Palmer Township, PA, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014 in Blough Health Care Center, Bethlehem.

Born January 25, 1922, in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Arthur, Sr. and Emma Guenther Banko. Her husband of 45 years, John W. "Jack" Ealer, died October 14, 1991.

Years ago she worked for Weller Electric and Magnetic Windings. Dot graduated from Easton High School Class of 1939. She was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan and enjoyed crafts, bowling, dancing and sewing.

Dot was a member of New Creation United Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Ambassador's Club, Women's Club of Easton, AARP, ladies auxiliary of Safety First Volunteer Fire Company, bowling leagues at Bar-Don Lanes and a ladies card club.

Surviving is a son, Bruce A. Ealer and his wife Jennifer, of Bethlehem, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur "Bud", Jr., Marvin and Francis Banko, and a sister, Elizabeth Griffith.

Services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, November 20, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Call Thursday 9:30-10:30am in the funeral home. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials may be made to New Creation U.C.C., 3730 Nicholas Street, Easton, PA 18045.


Piroska Kluhs

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Piroska Kluhs, 74, of Palmer Township, PA, formerly of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014, in Peter Becker Community, Harleysville, PA.

Born April 12, 1940, in Szombathely, Hungary, she was a daughter of the late Ferenc and Anna Peter Czenki. Her husband of 42 years, Klaus D. Kluhs, died April 4, 2005.

She retired in 1998 as a research and development coordinator from M & M Mars, where she worked for 14 years. Piroska was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving are two daughters, Lolita A. Paff and her husband Robert, of Telford, PA and Chrissy M. Speller and her companion Adam Garrettson, of Nazareth; and five grandchildren, Veronica and Robert Paff, Jake, Bridgette and Kyle Speller.

The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough is in charge of arrangements. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Forks Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


Mabel I. Ehmer

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Mabel I. Ehmer, 92, formerly of Williams Township, PA, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Old Orchard Healthcare.

Born September 24, 1922, in Williams Township, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence Unangst Strouse. Her husband, John Melvin Ehmer, died July 28, 1985.

Mabel last worked for the former Trans-o-gram Toy Company. She enjoyed bingo.

She was a former member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Williams Township.

Surviving are nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Simon and Kenneth Strouse and three sisters, Frances Kaniper, Hilda Berger and Dorothy Brotzman.

Services were held Saturday, November 15, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick Street, Easton. Burial will be in St. Luke's Old Williams Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Agnes E. Matthews

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Agnes E. Matthews, 92, formerly of Wilson Borough, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Chandler Estates, Pen Argyl.

Born March 9, 1922, in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Mary Toth Bizarie.

Agnes last worked for PS Sterns, Inc., doing product demonstrations in area stores. She had also worked for Big Brothers & Big Sisters. Agnes graduated from Easton High School Class of 1940. She was a volunteer for the Deborah Heart Foundation. In later years, Agnes's first love was casino bus trips with her many friends from the Admirals Club.

Agnes was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church.

Surviving are three sons, Russell W. Matthews, Jr. and his wife Barbara, of Stockertown, William J. Matthews and his wife Catherine, of Bethlehem, and Gary P. Matthews and his companion Diane Decker, of Northampton; five grandchildren, Kristopher Matthews and his wife Casey, Tyler Matthews and his wife Nicole, Sarah Matthews, Rachel Smith and her husband Adam, and William Matthews, and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy J. Matthews, who died April 30, 2007, three brothers, Paul Pizarie, Louis Bizarie and Valentine Bizarie, and three sisters, Matilda Groner, Catherine Pizarie and Martha Lear, and her former husband, Russell W. Matthews.

Services were held Monday, November 17, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Jean H. Snyder

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Jean H. Snyder, 87, of Palmer Township, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at her home.

Born May 22, 1927, in Allentown, PA, she was a daughter of the late Floyd J. and Elda Ruppell Deibert. Her husband of 47 years, William H. Snyder, died February 1, 1995.

Jean was a hostess at Tic Toc Diner for many years. She graduated from Allentown High School. Jean enjoyed trips to casinos.

Surviving are two sons, Glenn W. Snyder and William A. Snyder and his wife Kim, all of Palmer Township; and two grandchildren, Cheyenne and Kenneth. She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth H. Snyder and a step-brother.

Private graveside services will be held in Northampton Memorial Shrine under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Donald A. Allen

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Donald A. Allen, 83, of Wilson Borough, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 in New Eastwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.

Born November 17, 1930, in Wilson Borough, PA, he was a son of the late Russell A. and Pearl M. Daubert Allen.

Donald was retired as a master pressman in 1992 from the former Mack Printing Company where he worked for over 40 years. He graduated from Wilson High School Class of 1950. Donald served in the US Army during the Korean War in the 23rd Infantry Co., 2nd Division. He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan and enjoyed gardening, cooking and reading.

Donald was a former member of Palmer Moravian Community Church. He was a life member of Order of Fleas.

Surviving are three daughters, Lynn Ealer and her husband Steve, of Easton, Diane DeYoung and her companion John Willson, of Palmer Township and Karen Manarino, of Nazareth; a son, David Allen and his wife Michelle, of Williams Township; a brother, Richard Allen and his wife Lois, of Glendon; four grandsons, Ryan Manarino, Justin Browning, Jacob and Joey Allen; two step-grandchildren, Kevin and Travis Moyer, and a great-granddaughter, Luna. He was predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Allen.

Services were held Thursday, November 13, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Sharon L. Meuser

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Sharon L. Meuser, 67, of Bethlehem Township, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born December 31, 1946 in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Thatcher Pacchioli.

Sharon retired from A & P Supermarket where she was employed for 24 years. She was a 1964 graduate of Easton High School. Sharon loved spending time with her family and attending all of her grandchildren's activities. She enjoyed cooking, arts and crafts, and flea markets. Sharon was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Smith and her fiance' Timothy Wasser, of Williams Township, and Regina Meuser, at home; her companion, Ebby "Butch" Cutrona, with whom she resided; four grandchildren, Brittany Smith and her fiance' Anthony Wheeler, Jr., Jenna, Haylee and Nathan Smith; a great-granddaughter, Rhiley Wheeler; two sisters, Barbara Woodruff and her husband Donald, and Bettyanna Insalaca; three brothers, Samuel, Ronald and Richard Pacchioli; and a special niece, Debbie Christian.

Services were held Thursday, November 13, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.


Frederick F. Gleason

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Frederick F. Gleason, 86, of Easton, formerly of Piscataway, NJ, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in St. Luke's Hospice House.

He was born September 27, 1928 in East Orange, NJ, a son of the late Edwin Percy and Mary Lippincott Shoemaker Gleason.

His wife of 63 years, the former Jane Paterson, died July 24, 2014. Fred retired in 1992 from the former Western Electric where he was employed for 38 years. He was a 1947 graduate of East Orange High School and attended the former Newark College of Engineering. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Fred loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed church activities, working with his hands, and making stained glass.

He was a member of Raritan Valley Baptist Church, Edison, NJ. Fred was also a member of F.I.S.H., a group that prepares and delivers food to needy families in Middlesex County, NJ, Telephone Pioneers, and New Jersey Lighthouse Society. He was a former member of the Lions Club and Piscataway Industrial Commission.

Survivors include two sons, Robert and his wife Linda, of East Brunswick, NJ, and Frederick F. Jr. and his wife Dorothy, of Bealeton, VA; three daughters, Janice Duval and her husband Michael, of Manomet, MA, Amy Watters and her husband John, of Easton, PA, and Nancy Gembarski and her husband Joe, of Bangor, PA; fourteen grandchildren, Robert Gleason and his wife Theresa, Stephen Gleason, Eric Gleason and his wife Agnes, Adam and Isabelle Gleason, Rob Mantia, Justin Duval, Matthew Watters and his wife Kristina, Daniel, Philip and Noelle Watters, Kevin, Brian and John Gembarski; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Gleason. He was predeceased by a brother and two sisters.

Services were held Saturday, November 8, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Burial was in BG William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


Roy C. Werkheiser

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Roy C. Werkheiser, 84, of Easton, formerly of Forks Township, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his home.

Born December 16, 1929, in Easton, he was a son of the late Warren and Edith Young Werkheiser.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janet B. (Garrison) Werkheiser, who died in 1992, his second wife, Evelyn (Weaver) Scheanou Werkheiser, who died in 1996, and his third wife, Charlotte (Horn) Pysher Werkheiser, who died in 2004. Roy retired in 1992 from J.T. Baker Chemical Company, where he was employed for 37 years. He graduated from Easton High School Class of 1950 and served with the US Navy during the Korean War.

He was a member of Arndt Lutheran Church. Roy was also a member of Dallas -Lafayette Lodge 396, F & AM, Lehigh Consistory, MORA Club and Senior Citizens Club, both of Bethlehem.

Surviving is a son, Richard W., of Lenore, NC; a sister, Dorothy Abruzzese, of Bangor; two grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Jamie Renaldi, a sister, Edith Heater, and two brothers, Robert and Alfred Werkheiser.

Graveside services were held Friday, November 7, in Church Hill Cemetery, Rt. 611 & Belvidere Hwy, Martins Creek, PA. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Harry J. Brown

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Harry J. Brown, 90, of Stroudsburg, formerly of Palmer Township, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 at his home.

Born September 5, 1924 in Easton, PA, he was a son of the late Harvey O. and Cecilia A. Schweinbinz Brown.

His wife of 57 years, the former Marian D. Anderson, died April 25, 2002. He retired from the former Mack Printing where he was employed for 27 years. He was also a self-employed carpenter and cabinetmaker. Harry served with the Army during World War II. He enjoyed playing pool.

He was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, Stroudsburg, and a former member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church. He was also a member of Safety First Volunteer Fire Company, Lester W. Pfeiffer American Legion Post 611, and the former West Easton Athletic Association, where he played in pool leagues.

Survivors include his companion of 12 years, Edith Counterman; three sons, Larry T. and his wife Loralei, of Valparaiso, IN, Ronald E. and his wife Lori, of Tannersville, PA, and Thomas A. and his wife Lois, of Henryville, PA; four daughters, Barbara A. Spaulding and her husband Ron, of Pottstown, PA, Linda M. Sandt and her husband Dale, of Wind Gap, PA, Donna M. Iudicello and her husband Bruce, of Easton, PA, and Dorothy M. Mathers and her husband Dan, of Montoursville, PA; 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Mark J. Brown, a brother, Robert Brown, a sister, Martha Young and a granddaughter, Heather Ann Brown.

A graveside service was held Wednesday, November 5, in Gethsemane Cemetery, 3401 William Penn Highway, Palmer Township. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough, is in charge of arrangements. Offer online condolences at
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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163- 4777.


Ruby A. Hetzel

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Ruby A. Hetzel, 87, formerly of Glendon and Wilson Borough, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 in ManorCare, Palmer Township.

Born December 11, 1926, in Allentown, PA, she was a daughter of the late Edward C. and Viola Mae Stauffer Walbert. Her husband, Elbert E. Hetzel, Sr., died October 1, 1971. Ruby retired in 1986 from the former Delightform. Previously, she worked for Molded Acoustical, West Easton.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Surviving are two sons, Richard C. Hetzel and his wife, Danna, of Bethlehem Township, and Wayne R. Hetzel and his wife Debra, of Easton; two daughters, Darlene G. Scheetz, of Easton and Nancy J. Margeson and her husband Michael, of Emmaus; a daughter-in-law, Mary Hetzel, of Palmer Township; a sister, Dolores Benedix, of Wilson Borough; eight grandchildren, Wayne Hetzel, Jr., Michael Hetzel, Lisa Ziegler, Richelle Hetzel, Chad McCauley, Michelle Hetzel, Joe Hetzel, and Mary Jo Krum; sixteen great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Elbert E. "Butch" Hetzel, Jr.; seven brothers, Leon, Clarence, George, Edward Jr., William, James and Richard Walbert, and four sisters, Eva Korbobo, Helen Gishke, Betty Embardino and Dorothy Walbert.

Private services under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Burial will be in Hay's Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109; Heartland Hospice Services, 881 Marcon Blvd., Ste. 3700, Allentown, PA 18109-9379 or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 610 W. Berwick Street, Easton, PA 18042.


Ruth L. McAuliffe

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Ruth L. McAuliffe, 78, of Easton, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 in New Eastwood.

Born February 6, 1936, in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Albert Sr. and Helen Metz.

She was last employed by Hi Neighbor, South Easton. Years ago she was employed by Easton Taxi where she worked for many years and was the first woman cab driver in Easton. She had also managed the former Casey's Hotel, Glendon and was a CNA at Gracedale. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, traveling to Florida, and swimming. She was a volunteer at the State Theatre, Easton.

Surviving is a son, Michael Agosta, of Williams Township; two daughters, Michelle Agosta-Martino, of Berwyn, PA and Jaymi Jo McAuliffe, of Columbia Crossing, PA; a sister, Shirley Williams, of Easton; and six grandchildren, Jarod, Paige, Sam, Jory, Lydia and Jaston. She was predeceased by four brothers, Albert "June", Jr., Stan, Art and George Metz and five sisters, Mary Jane, Elizabeth, Kitty, Gloria "Bee" and Miriam.

A memorial service was held Saturday, November 8th in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Offer on-line condolences at
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Memorials may be made to Greater Easton Development Partnership, 325 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042 (memo: Easton Ambassadors).


Mary V. Stein

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Mary V. Stein, 71, of Forks Township, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born March 19, 1943 in Berwick, PA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph G. and Vivian M. Crowder Novak.

She and her husband, Jacob "Jack" Stein, celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on October 14, 2014. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Easton Iron & Metal. Mary enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, arts and crafts, and making porcelain dolls.

Surviving in addition to her husband Jack, are five children, Kenneth R. Moyer, Jr. and his wife Kerri, of Pen Argyl, Jessica A. Moyer and her husband Peter Asmus, of Downingtown, David Stein and his wife Jian, of Las Vegas, NV, Jeffrey C. Stein, of Bethlehem, and Willa Stein, of North Carolina; two brothers, Joseph G. Novak, Jr. and his wife Marie Cooner, of Chaplain, CT and John A. Novak and his wife Lila, of the State of Washington; eleven grandchildren, Max, Julian and Angeline Stein, Zunaho Tang, Lacey, Sarah, Rachel and Derek Moyer, Joshua Bush, and Aidan and Vienne Asmus.

Services were held at Wednesday, November 5, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Arnold W. Richards

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Arnold Walter Richards, 88, of Easton, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born May 5, 1926 in Williams Township, PA, he was the son of the late Roy and Irene Krueger Richards. He and his wife, the former Annabelle Kantner, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on June 5, 2014.

Proud to be a lifetime printer, Arnold retired from Christmas City Printing. Prior to that, he was employed by Lehigh Lithographers and Hobson Printing, where he was employed for 58 years. He was a 1944 graduate of Easton High School. Arnold served with the Air Force during the Korean War on a B29 Tail Gunner and was one of the first airmen to perform air-to-air refueling during the war. He was an active volunteer for Crayola Factory, The State Theatre and Kids Peace. Years ago, he enjoyed playing softball.

Arnold was a member of New Creation United Church of Christ.

Surviving in addition to his wife Annabelle, are two daughters, Sandra Ann Weigand and her spouse Thomas, of Reading, PA and Pamela Eileen Richards and her spouse Eunice, of Des Moines, IA; four grandchildren, Brian Hassick and his spouse Mary Ann, Amy Hassick Baxter and her spouse Jeff, Tammy Jane Weigand Falls and her spouse Travis, and Scott Weigand; and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers, Edward, Lloyd and Richard Richards, and a sister, Thelma Smith.

Services were held Monday, November 3, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Camillus M. Mays

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Camillus M. "Bud" Mays, 83, of Wilson Borough, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born March 3, 1931, in Allentown, PA, he was a son of the late William Mays and Orpha Gum Grim.

He and his wife, the former Yvonne M. Shimko, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on December 20, 2013. Bud retired in 2010 from Bee Offset Printing, which he owned and operated since 1968. He served abroad with the US Navy during the Korean War aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Block Island CVE 106. Bud enjoyed attending auctions and flea markets, and collecting antiques.

Surviving in addition to his wife Yvonne, are two sons, Mark M. Mays, of Mahanoy City, PA and Kevin M. Mays, of Palmer Township; two brothers, Joseph Grim and his wife Joy, of Saylorsburg, PA and Aaron Grim and his wife Del, of Leesburg, VA; a sister, Lillian Grim, of Philadelphia; a granddaughter, Madison Mays; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Grim.

A visitation was held Friday, October 31, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com


Isabel J. Necessary

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Isabel J. Necessary, 84, of Gracedale, formerly of Palmer Township, PA and Lakeland, FL, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born July 1, 1930, in Mahanoy City, PA, she was a daughter of the late Rufino and Helen Gonzalez. She was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth B. Case, Jr. and her second husband, John Necessary.

Isabel graduated from Easton High School Class of 1949. She last worked at the Easton Hospital Clinic. Isabel enjoyed residing in Lakeland, where she liked to bowl and golf.

Surviving are two sons, Timothy Case and his wife Susan, of Palmer Township and Thomas Case and his wife Shelly, of Garden City, KS; two sisters, Helen Gonzalez, of Palmer Township and Jean Loccarini, of Florence, SC; five grandchildren, Kenneth, Colin, Tyler, Christopher and Amber Case; and several great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Rosemary Cutrona

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Rosemary “Rosie” Cutrona, 60, of Palmer Township, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014 in VNA of St. Luke’s Hospice House.

Born May 27, 1954 in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Epifanio and Lillian Roberts Cutrona. Rosie retired from the former Avante Bedspreads where she was employed for 28 years. She enjoyed crocheting, cross stitching, reading, shopping, playing on the computer, and going out to lunch. Rosie was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include two brothers, Ebby “Butch” Cutrona, of Bethlehem Township, and Joseph Cutrona, of Wilson Borough; two sisters, Linda Roseberry, with whom she resided, and Catherine Keiter, of Williams Township; three aunts, Bernice Roberts and Marion Cutrona, both of Easton, and Shirley Sigafoos, of Colorado; eleven nieces and three nephews. She was predeceased by a nephew, Robert “Bobby” Roseberry.

Services were held Thursday, October 30, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Burial will be in South Easton Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017 or VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, memo Hospice House, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017.


Gloria E. Dullivan

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Gloria E. Dullivan, 76, of Whitehall, formerly of Easton, departed this life Friday, October 24, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was born April 18, 1938, a daughter of the late Gerald and Evelina Ball Wilkinson, of Bermuda. Gloria was predeceased by her loving husband of over 20 years, David Dullivan, who passed away on March 7, 1983.

She retired from Macy's. Previously, she was employed by Bon-Ton, formerly Hess's, for 20 years. Years ago she worked for the former Speigal's. Gloria joined Church on the Move many years ago.

She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a very special grandmother and great grandmother, a loving aunt and a concerned and caring friend who will be greatly missed.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her son, Dwight Baldwin, of Whitehall, daughter, Lisa and her husband Bennie Odom, of Palmer Township, daughter, Deborah and her husband Lenwood Hamilton, Sr., of Norristown, PA, son, Samuel Dullivan, of Whitehall, and son, Gary Dullivan, of Easton; 15 grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband; sisters, Nellie Wilkinson, Eleanor Jones and Dorothy Armstrong and a sister-in-law, Delores Cummings.

Services were held Wednesday, October 29, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton. Burial will be in South Easton Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Ste. 110, Allentown, PA 18109.


Julio E. Corales

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Julio E. Corales, 76, of Wilson Borough, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 in South Miami Hospital.

Born March 1, 1938 in Pallasca, Peru, he was a son of the late Jose and Inocenta Pereda Corales.

Julio retired from Reliable Welding and Machine, North Bergen, NJ, where he was employed for many years. He enjoyed walking, reading, dancing, watching soccer, shopping and going out to eat.

Surviving is his wife, the former Angelica Huaccha; four sons, Julio C. Corales and his wife Giovana, of Alpha, NJ, Carlos Corales (Ramirez), of Peru, Santiago Corales, of Wilson Borough, and Ronald Corales, of Palmer Township; two daughters, Otilia Morales and her husband Juan, of Allentown, and Rosa Hodge and her husband Randy, of Wilson Borough; seven grandchildren, Alex, Brian, Melissa, John and Arian Corales, Randy Jr. and Angela Hodge; two brothers, a sister, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters.

A graveside service was held Friday, October 23, in Gethsemane Cemetery, 3401 William Penn Highway, Palmer Township. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough is in charge of arrangements. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Richard Flyte

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Richard W. Flyte, 69, of Hanover Township, PA, passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born August 24, 1945, in Easton, PA, he was a son of the late Raymond F., Sr. and Elizabeth M. McDermott Flyte.

He retired from Warren Hospital where he worked for 38 years.  Previously, he was employed by the former Mack Printing Company.  Richard graduated from Easton High School Class of 1965. He served with the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was a 20 year volunteer at Musikfest where he was the site supervisor for Kuntzplatz.

Surviving is a daughter, Heather B. Flyte, of Oley, PA; three brothers, James E. Flyte, of Pittsburgh, PA, Raymond F. Flyte, Jr., of Palmer Township, and Dennis R. Flyte, of Wyalusing, PA.

Services were held Tuesday, October 20, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough.  Offer online condolences at
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In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or the National Park Foundation, 1201 Eye Street, NW, Suite 550B, Washington, DC 20005


George L. Schermerhorn

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George L. Schermerhorn, 95, of Easton, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in New Eastwood.

Born June 17, 1919 in Easton, PA, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Wilson Walters.

He and his wife, the former Martha C. Cunningham, celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on December 17, 2013.  George retired from the City of Easton Water Department where he was employed for 35 years. He was a 1937 graduate of Easton High School and served with the Navy during World War II. George was an avid fan of Easton High School and Lafayette College sports.

George was a member of First Presbyterian Church.  He was very proud to be a lifetime member of the Varsity E Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife Martha, is a daughter, Sandra L. Schermerhorn, of Kansas City, MO. He was predeceased by a brother, Francis Mucklin.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, October 21, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough.  Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 333 Spring Garden St., Easton, PA 18042 or the charity of one’s choice.


Mary I. Cantalupo

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Mary I. "Mrs. C." Cantalupo, 92, formerly of Easton, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at her home in Jacksonville, NC.

She was the wife of the late Anthony B. Cantalupo. Mrs. C. owned and operated a foster care home and later an emergency home for unwed teens in Northampton County. She also worked for Northampton County Children Services. She was a remarkably strong, independent woman. She enjoyed socializing with friends and family, but valued her privacy and the solitude of a good novel and glass of red wine!

She is survived by a daughter, Merryann Herritt and her husband Arthur A., of Jacksonville, NC; a son, John V. Cantalupo and his wife Donna, of Easton; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held Friday, October 16, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton. Burial will be in South Easton Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Dolores D. Cortright

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Dolores D. Cortright, 89, of Easton, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born March 18, 1925 in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Margaret Zembach Dicker.

She and her husband, Francis J. "Joe" Cortright, Sr., celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on July 13, 2014. Dolores retired in 1985 from Sears where she was employed for 20 years. She was a 1943 graduate of Easton Catholic High School. Dolores loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid reader and enjoyed her card club of 50 years.

Dolores was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, formerly St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

In addition to her husband Joe, she is survived by a son, Francis "Joe" Cortright, Jr. and his wife Heather Delp, of Mt. Bethel; a daughter, Mary Louise Evans and her husband Wayne, of Palmer Township; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Cortright, of Exeter, NH; a sister, Mary Werkheiser, of East Stroudsburg; six grandchildren, Holly and her husband Joe, Patrick and his wife Valerie, Aaron and his wife Priya, Amy, Dana and Alyssa; and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, David M. Cortright, and a brother, Carl Dicker.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, October 10, in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 129 Davis St., Easton. Burial will be in St. Joseph's New Cemetery. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton, is in charge of arrangements. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials may be made to the church, c/o 132 S. 5th St., Easton, PA 18042 or Wills Eye Hospital, Development Office, 840 Walnut St., Suite 1540, Philadelphia, PA 19107.


Charles W. Schaeffer

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Charles W. Schaeffer, 92, of Allentown, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Above and Beyond, Allentown.

Born August 28, 1922, in Easton, he was a son of the late Thomas F. and Bessie M. Pittinger Schaeffer.

Charles retired as a butcher from the former A & P, Easton. He served as a staff sergeant with the Army during World War II.

Surviving are nieces and nephews, including Vince Schaeffer and Mary Turtzo. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Thomas, a brother, Arthur, and two sisters, Florence Rosenbaum and Catherine Lakey.

Services were held Tuesday, October 14, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick Street, Easton. Burial will be in Hay's Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Satya Suri

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Satya Suri, 75, of Palmer Township, PA, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014 in New York City.

Born July 28, 1939, in Rawalpindi, India, she was a daughter of the late Pindi D. and Kesra Sabberwal Sawhney.

She and her husband, Sudarshan K. Suri, would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on November 27, 2014. Satya was retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of New York where she worked for 21 years. She was a friendly, outgoing person who enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening and music.

Satya was a member of the Allentown Hindu Temple.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Sudarshan, is a son, Paul A. Suri, of West Chester, PA; a brother, Prem Nath Sawhney, of India; two sisters, Sreshta Tandon, of Leesburg, FL and Sushma Suri, of India. She was predeceased by three brothers, Harivansh Sawhney, Manohar Lal Sawhney and Prakash C. Sawhney and two sisters, Shanti Anand and Savitiri Sawhney.

Services and viewing were held Tuesday, October 7, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Cremation followed. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Agnes E. Hancoviz

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Agnes E. Hancaviz, 91, of Palmer Township, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born January 1, 1923, in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late William and Adda Lattig Coley.

Her husband, Stanley A. Hancaviz, died in 1973. She was last employed by the former J & A Dress Factory. Previously, she worked for the former Chipman Knitting Mills and Northampton Pants Company. Agnes served with the Army during World War II.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Surviving is a son, Joseph J. Hancaviz and his wife Rita, of Bushkill Township; two grandsons, Jeffery and Jacob Hancaviz; a former daughter-in-law, Susan Hancaviz, and a special friend, Bill. She was predeceased by a son, Richard S. Hancaviz, a brother, Robert Rush, and a sister, Margaret Shaw.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, October 8, in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 129 Davis Street, Easton. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. Easton. Burial will be in St. Joseph's New Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church c/o 132 S. Fifth St., Easton, PA 18042.


Flora Cordovi

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Flora Cordovi, 86, of Miami, FL, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 in Tlsea Home Services, Miami.

Born May 23, 1928, in Habana, Cuba, she was a daughter of the late Andre and Florencia Cordovi Cordovi.

Flora enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was an avid reader and years ago, enjoyed dancing.

She was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving are two sons, Carlos Herrera and his wife Milagros, of Forks Township and Henry Fleitas and his wife Hilda, a sister, Aida Gonzales, and a niece, Delfina Padroni, all of Miami; and a grandson, Henry A. Fleitas. She was predeceased by two brothers, Andre and Esidro Cordovi.

Services were held Thursday, October 9, from the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9am in St. Bernard's Oratory, 132 S. Fifth St., Easton. Burial will be in St. Raymond's Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Dorothy M. Gwin

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Dorothy M. Gwin, 78, of Palmer Township, passed away Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in ManorCare, Palmer Township.

Born November 3, 1935, in Marystown, Newfoundland, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Rose Malay Baldwin.

Her husband, Elton G. Gwin, died July 27, 2010. Dorothy enjoyed reading and knitting.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Bowie, Maryland. Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Rosemarie Burtner and her husband David, of Palmer Township, and Heather Gwin, of Upper Marlboro, MD; a son, Elton Gene Gwin and his wife Dorothy, of Trappe, MD; a brother, Raymond Baldwin, of Toronto, Canada; three sisters, Georgina Price, of Colorado Springs, CO, Rosemarie Robinson, of East Windsor, CT and Eleanor Clearwater, of Bowie, MD; seven grandchildren, Lilly, Jenny and Ally Burtner, Caitlin, Joe, Edward and Elton Gwin; and two great-granddaughters, Cassidy and Kaylin Gwin. She was predeceased by seven brothers, Vince, Eugene, Tom, Nicholas, Jack, David and an infant, Edward Baldwin and an infant sister, Mary Baldwin.

Services will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials may be made to ManorCare, memo: Resident Fund, 2600 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18045.


Lillian L. Dungan

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Lillian Louise Dungan, 83, of Palmer Township, passed away peacefully to join the Lord her Savior on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in New Eastwood.

Born October 31, 1930, in Phillipsburg, NJ, she was a daughter of the late John and Helen Chanicone Lutz.

Her husband of 61 years, Russell D. Dungan, Jr., died May 2, 2013.

She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Phillipsburg, NJ, where she formerly served on the Altar Guild and was a member of the Episcopal Women.

Surviving is a son, Russell J. and his wife, Deborah, of Forks Township; a daughter, Lynn L. Norton and her husband Richard, of Palmer Township; a brother, Kenneth E. Lutz, of Bethlehem Township; four grandchildren, Tonia McKelvie, Dana Dungan, Alison Norton, Alaina Norton and her companion, Scot Amos. She was predeceased by a brother, John Andrew Lutz and four sisters, Dorothy Ortalano, Evelyn Sandt, Catherine Flannigan and Helen Smith.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 500 Hillcrest Blvd., Phillipsburg, NJ 08865.


Emil E. Ising

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Emil E. Ising, 80, of Forks Township, passed away suddenly Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his home.

Born February 10, 1934 in Harrisburg, PA, he was a son of the late Emil and Anna Liebl Ising.

His wife of 54 years, the former Jean Marie DeLorenzo, died April 15, 2009. He was self-employed by Ising & Associates. He was a 1951 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and received an associate's degree from Penn State University. Emil served with the Army during the Korean War. He was a shade tree mechanic.

Emil was a member of Calvary Community Church, where he was an elder emeritus, trustee and current chair of deacons. He was also a member of the Antique Auto Club of America, National Street Rod Association, National Rifle Association and Handyman Club of America.

He is survived by three daughters, Diana J. Notaro, of Xenia, OH, Susan C. Murrell and her husband Samuel, of Little Rock, AR, and Karen D. Sidoti and her husband John, of Nazareth; a step-daughter, Gail M. Gomez, of San Jose, CA; a brother, Siegfried Ising, of Broad Creek, MD; a sister, Eleanor Ising, of Palmer Township; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday, October 4, in Calvary Community Church, 4 Old Church Rd., Phillipsburg, NJ. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton, is in charge of arrangements. Offer online condolences at
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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the International School Project, 1185 John Wesley Avenue, Xenia, OH 45385 or to the church, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865.


Mary Ann Cameron

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Mary Ann Cameron, 75, formerly of Easton, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born March 21, 1939, in Patterson, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Lucy Tester Cameron.

Her husband of 25 years, Russell L. Everitt, died July 22, 2003. Mary Ann enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, bingo and old movies.

Surviving is a brother, Joseph Cameron, of Chartlotte, NC; a sister, Lucy Sigafoos, of Nazareth; nieces and nephews.

Private arrangements are under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Marjorie T. Hartley

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Marjorie T. Hartley, 80, of Easton, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014 at her home.

Born March 21, 1934 in Kingston, NY, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Helen Turner Krum. Her husband, Edgar D. "Jim" Hartley, died March 5, 2010.

Marjorie retired from the International Ladies Garment Workers Union where she was employed for over 40 years working at the Carriage House. After retirement she was a baker for WalMart. She enjoyed spending time with her Shih Tzu, Sizzy.

Marjorie was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She was also a member of ILGWU.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Hartley-Jennings and her husband William Jr., of Wilson Borough, and Nancy Slack and her husband Bryan, of Easton; a son, Raymond Hartley, of Chicago, IL; a brother, John Krum, of Saylorsburg; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, George and Pete Krum, and two sisters, Vivian Allen and Jean Berger.

Services will be held at 11am Wednesday, October 1, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton. Call Wednesday 10-11am in the funeral home. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at
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Bruce J. Collins

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Bruce J. "B.J." Collins, 31, of Easton, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at his home.

Born December 1, 1982, in Easton, he was a son of Bruce P. and Christine B. Dye Collins, of Easton.

Bruce was last employed by Bimbo Bakery, formerly Maier's Bakery, where he worked for 9 years. He was a graduate of Easton Area High School Class of 2001. Bruce enjoyed fishing, sports, especially football and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. His battle with cancer was featured in ESPN Magazine and a book published by Matthew Berry, ESPN analyst. He was a member of Citizens Hose Company and Liberty Hose Company and was the Commissioner of a local Fantasy Football Team.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Barbara and Colleen Collins, both of Easton; maternal grandparents, Jack and Bettye Dye, of San Diego, CA; a nephew, Isayah Jones and a niece, Lay'Ahna Jones, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Jack and Joyce Collins and a maternal grandmother, Barbara Dye.

A memorial service was held Thursday, September 25, in Shiloh Chapel, 201 Brother Thomas Bright Ave., Easton. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials may be made to www.gofundme/bjstrong or to the family c/o the funeral home, Easton, PA 18042.


Robert P. Smith, Sr.

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Robert P. Smith, Sr., 84, of Wilson Borough, PA, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 in ManorCare, Palmer Township.

Born August 1, 1930, in Easton, he was a son of the late Nelson P. and Loretta Butler Smith. Robert retired in 1985 from Acme Markets, Inc., where he worked for 33 years. He graduated from Easton High School Class of 1948. Robert enjoyed painting and working out.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Surviving is a son, Robert P. Smith, Jr., at home; a daughter, Lois Wing and her husband Michael, of Allentown, PA; two sisters, Shirley Border, of Palmer Township and Betty Miller, of Forks Township; a nephew, Rick Rice and his partner, Lawrence Hummer, of Wilson Borough; and his beloved dog, Buddy Boy. He was predeceased by a brother, Frederick D. Smith.

A memorial service was held Friday, September 26, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042.


Barbara M. Stafnack

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Barbara M. Stafnack, 79, of Lower Nazareth Township, formerly of Forks Township, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at her home.

Born December 10, 1934, in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late George and Eleanor Fitzgibbon Stafnack.

Barbara retired from Binney & Smith, Easton, where she worked for almost thirty years. She graduated from Easton High School Class of 1952. Barbara enjoyed trips to casinos.

She was a former member of Safety First Volunteer Fire Company, Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving is a son, James Bruneio and his wife Marie, of Saylorsburg; two daughters, Sherry Webster and her husband Terry, of Lower Nazareth Township and Terri Smith and her husband Terry, of Martins Creek; a brother, Walter Stafnack and his wife Carolyn, of Forks Township; three grandchildren, Alicia Bruneio and her husband Matt Gill, James Jr. and Kyle Bruneio and two great- grandsons, Blaze and Vance.

Services were held Thursday, September 25, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick Street, Easton. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials may be made to At Home Hospice, 4315 Washington St., Schnecksville, PA 18078.


Rudolph G. Zatovich

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Rudolph G. Zatovich, Jr., 66, of Wilson Borough, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014, surrounded by his family.

Born March 24, 1948, in Easton, he was a son of the late Rudolph G. and Julia Faryniak Zatovich.

Rudy retired from Ehrlich Pest Control, Allentown, where he worked for 30 years. He graduated from Wilson High School Class of 1966. Rudy was a NASCAR and Jeff Gordon fan and an avid Oldies music fan. He enjoyed bus trips to the casinos, trips to Wildwood and going on over twenty cruises, especially those to the Caribbean. Years ago he bowled in a league at Warren Lanes. Rudy had a great sense of humor and a lifelong interest in meteorology. He was of the Catholic faith.

Surviving is his companion of 33 years, Patricia "Pat" Crowley, of Easton; a sister, Juliann Smith, of New Milford, CT; a brother, Joseph Zatovich, of Philadelphia; two nephews, Jason Smith and his wife April, of Georgia, and Brian Smith and his wife Erin, of Texas; two great-nephews, Declan and Ethan Smith; and two great- nieces, Phoebe and Anna Smith.

Private services will be held in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Timothy P. Bowlby

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Timothy P. Bowlby, 62, of Cape May Courthouse, NJ, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the home of his niece, in Bethlehem Township, PA, surrounded by many friends and family.

Born August 21, 1952, in Wilson Borough, PA, he was a son of the late Robert P. and Harriet C. Buss Bowlby. He and his wife, Tina Nolasco Bowlby, celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary in April.

Timmy was employed by Bethlehem Steel Corporation for over twenty years. He graduated from Wilson Area High School Class of 1970. Timmy was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He enjoyed spending time at the beach, jet skiing, and listening to music. Years ago he was a member of The Van Clan.

In addition to his wife, Tina, he is survived by a son, Paul T. Bowlby, of Wind Gap, PA; a daughter, Ceyenne Bowlby, of Bangor, PA; two granddaughters, Charli and Tessa; a niece, Faith Franges and her husband Tim and children, Xander and Zachary. He was predeceased by a brother, Bryan Bowlby and a sister, Bonnie Roberts.

A memorial service was held Thursday, September 18, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Ste. 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.


Elissa M. Craig

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Elissa M. Craig, 77, of Palmer Township, formerly of Williams Township, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 in VNA of St. Luke's Hospice House surrounded by her loving family.

Born January 4, 1937 in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Roland J. and Aleen McCluskey Salisbury. She and her husband, John W. Craig, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on August 6, 2014.

Elissa retired from the Visiting Nurse Association of Easton. She was a 1954 graduate of Easton High School. An accomplished pianist and vocalist, she sang with the Chansonnette Theatre. Over the years, she sang and played piano for many weddings, and had enjoyed making flower arrangements with her mother.

Elissa was a member of Christ Evangelical Congregational (Blue Church), where she had played the piano and organ. She was a delegate for the E.C. Church Conference for nine years.

Surviving in addition to her husband John, are two sons, Terry Craig and his wife Dawn, of Easton, and Jeffrey Craig and his wife Cathy, of Bethlehem Township; two daughters, Melinda Rogers and her husband David, of Yuma, AZ, and Kelly Craig, of Catasauqua; two sisters, Lesley Statham, of Bethlehem, and Carol Loomis, of Pottstown; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held Thursday, September 17, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Burial in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice of St. Luke's, memo: Hospice House, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017.


Lester J. Ackerman

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Lester J. Ackerman, 70, of Easton, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 in ManorCare, Palmer.

Born January 6, 1944 in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was a son of the late Arthur and Ethel Sarkady Ackerman. He and his companion, Josephine Kluge Pearce, would have celebrated their 35th anniversary on December 25, 2014.

Lester was last employed by First Transit. Prior to that, he worked for Bean Contractors and Altemos/Atlantic Oil. He enjoyed collecting trains and trucks, and spending time outdoors.

In addition to his loving companion Josephine, he is survived by two sons, Les Lyons and his wife Mesha, of Bethlehem, and Russell Reihl, of Cheraw, SC; a step- daughter, Susan Pearce Kirk and her husband Daniel Sr., of Phillipsburg, NJ; a step- son, William Pearce and his wife Kira, of Easton; eight grandchildren, Holly, Ashley, Owen, Gracyn, Tyler, Mason, Jacob and Bailey; two great-grandchildren, Lilyann and Larry Jr.; and his faithful dog, Sarge.

Services were held Wednesday, September 16, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough.  Interment will be private. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Grant M. McNear, Jr.

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Grant M. McNear, Jr., 70, of Palmer Township, passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 in St. Luke's University Hospital.

Born December 28, 1943 in Fountain Hill, PA, he was the son of the late Grant M. Sr. and Grace Beahm McNear. His wife of 42 years, the former Jane L. Prugh, died June 10, 2010.

Grant retired in 2006 from Mack Printing where he was employed for over 40 years. He was a 1961 graduate of Nazareth High School and served with the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed history and was a Civil War buff. An avid sports fan, he loved watching all Philadelphia teams. Grant had a great sense of humor. He was affectionately known as "Huey" by his family. He enjoyed weekly breakfast at the Palace Restaurant and monthly dinners with friends.

Grant was a member of St. John's Church on Morgan Hill. He was also member of Easton Rod and Gun Club where he enjoyed target shooting.

He is survived by a daughter, Lori A. Stofanak and her husband John M., of Allentown; a son, Michael A. McNear, of Palmer Township; a sister, Carole Wolt and her husband Jay, of East Berlin, PA; two brothers, Alan McNear and his wife Susan, of San Antonio, TX, and David McNear, of Hawaii; two grandchildren, Jakob and Ashlyn McNear; two step-grandchildren, David and Rachael Stofanak; and a step-great-granddaugher, Alexia Stofanak.

Services were held Wednesday, September 16, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Attn: Gift Processing, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or St. John's Church on Morgan Hill, 2720 Morgan Hill Rd., Easton, PA 18042.


Hilda M. Whitmore

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Hilda M. Whitmore, 93, formerly of Palmer Township, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Weston Senior Living Center at Sullivan Trail.

Born January 14, 1921 in West Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Valentine and Katalin Brader Neiber. Her husband of 54 years, Harry E. Whitmore, died April 13, 1996.

She was of the Catholic faith. Hilda was a member of the Ambassador Club at St. Paul's Third Lutheran Church and AARP, Palmer Branch.

She is survived by a niece, Janice Boyle and her husband, Daniel, three nephews, William Neiber and his wife Carol, Robert Neiber and his wife Gailla, and Robert Heath and his wife Barbara. She was predeceased by a brother, William Neiber, and two sisters, Anthonia Cook and Helen Heath.

Services were held Friday, September 18, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough.  Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Logie E. Miller

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Logie E. Miller, 82, of Forks Township, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 in her home surrounded by her family.

Born: December 16, 1931, in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Gertrude Blundell Heller.

Personal:  Her husband of 41 years, Russell L. Miller, died December 18, 1990.
She graduated from Easton High School Class of 1949.
Logie was an active women and full of life prior to her illness with Alzheimer’s disease. She gave herself unselfishly to others by helping anyone in need.  The Matriarch of her family, she adored her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, was a faithful daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, cousin and friend.  She enjoyed traveling to Ohio to visit her family, loved to swim whether at the beach or at home, was an amazing gardener and a fantastic cook who loved feeding a house full of people.

Memberships: Logie was an active member of Arndt’s Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed the Open Arms Program, served on the Altar Guild, delivered flowers to the homebound or hospitalized, prepared meals for Safe Harbor, and delivered food to ProJeCt food pantry.  She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for 36 years, serving as a congregational volunteer coordinator and a Care Caller. She was honored by the Northampton County Area on Aging with an Outstanding Senior Award in 2007 and received a Citation from The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives recognizing her exemplary citizenship and work within the community.   Logie was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Easton.

Survivors: Two daughters, Deborah A. Graham and Denise J. McPherson and her husband Robert, all of Easton; six grandchildren, Jennifer Knecht, Jack Marsh, Jr. and his wife Jenny, Elizabeth Ackerman and her husband Jason, Sarah McBride and her husband Scott, Devon and Martin Graham; six great-grandchildren, two sisters- in-law, Janet Heller, of Forks Township and Inez Heller, formerly of Forks Township; several beloved nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two brothers, John E. and Charles H. Heller and a sister, Alice L. Metz.

Services: Were held Friday, September 18, in Arndt’s Lutheran Church, 1851 Arndt Road, Forks Township.  The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at
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Memorials: May be made to Arndt’s Lutheran Church, 1851 Arndt Road, Easton, PA 18042. 


Dorothy M. Ott

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Dorothy M. "Dottie" Ott, 82, of Wilson Borough, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 in ManorCare-Palmer surrounded by her family.

Born: May 6, 1932 in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lera Coopersmith Knapp.

Personal: She and her husband, Leo C. Ott, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on April 12, 2014. Dottie retired in 1997 from Acopian. Prior to that, she was employed by Magnetic Windings. In retirement, she worked part-time as a cashier at Weis Food Market. She was a 1950 graduate of Easton High School. Dottie loved reading, shopping and traveling.

Memberships: She attended Calvary Baptist Church. She was a member of Fellowship Church, Phillipsburg, NJ, for many years, where she had assisted with youth ministry years ago. Survivors: In addition to her husband Leo, she is survived by a son, Robert L. Ott and his wife Yvonne "Vonnie", of Palmer Township; a sister, Shirley Day and her husband Dick, of Upstate New York; three grandchildren, Matthew S. Ott and his wife CoraLee, Renee Viscomi and her husband James, and Jared M. Ott and his wife Deb; and six great-grandchildren, Zack Viscomi and his wife Alli, Rachel Viscomi, Trevor, Caeden, Gavin and Langdon Ott.

Services: Were held Monday, September 15, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton.  Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 5300 Green Pond Road, Easton, PA 18045 or the Alzheimer's Association, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


Jean L. Morber

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Jean L. Morber, 84, formerly of Wilson Borough and South Side, Easton, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in New Eastwood.

Born: April 1, 1930, in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Bertha Roberts Hartenstine.

Personal: Her husband of 50 years, James C. Morber, Sr., died September 26, 1999. Jean graduated from Easton High School Class of 1948 and was active with the reunion committee for many years. Years ago she worked for the former Trans- o-gram Toy Co. She was a volunteer at New Eastwood Convalescent Center for twenty years, where she received numerous awards for her service. Jean was also very involved with the programs of the South Side Senior Center and greatly enjoyed all of the bus trips throughout the years.

Memberships: Jean was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, formerly St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She was a 65 year member of Rice Ebner American Legion Auxiliary Unit #588, Easton, where she was currently serving her 29th year as Unit President. She was a partner in Northampton County Salon #182, Eight and Forty, and was currently serving as LaConcierge. Jean participated in the Keystone Ladies Shuffleboard League, playing for the Old Dems team, the defending league champions. She was also a member of the Wilson Democratic Association and the Senior Circle of Easton. Survivors: Three sons, James C. Morber, Jr. and his wife Susan, of Danielsville, PA, Carl A. Morber and his wife Lori and Edward T. Morber and his wife Nancy, all of Wilson Borough; three sisters, Agnes Sutton, of Gracedale, Iva Kilpatrick and Helen Casterlin, both of Easton; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by four brothers, Harry, Earl, Roy Jr. and Bill Hartenstine; and five sisters, Ida Ahart, Gladys Clairus, Margaret Wilson, Dorothy DeVatt and an infant, Bertha Hartenstine.

Services: Were held Monday, September 15, from the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. 602 W. Berwick Street, Easton, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 129 Davis St., Easton. Burial will be in St. Joseph's New Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Ste. 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017 or American Diabetes Association, CenterPointe II, Ste. 103, 1160 US Rt. 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.


Chester A. Van Horn

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Chester A. "Porky" Van Horn, 71, of Easton, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at his home.

Born September 17, 1942 in Springtown, PA, he was a son of the late William and Ellen Kindt Van Horn. He and his wife, the former Jean L. Stone, celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on April 4, 2014. Chester retired from Brookhaven Sterling Homes where he was employed for over 30 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Chester was a life member of Order of Fleas, Inc., and Concordia Maennorchor.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Jean, are two sons, Chuck A. Van Horn, Sr. and his wife Candi, of Bethlehem, and Mike T. Van Horn, of Easton; two daughters, Lori Amato and her husband John, of West Easton, and Jamie Jo Van Horn, of Easton; seven grandchildren, James, Chuck Jr., Chaz, Michael, Ryan, Kayliegh and Lillian; a step-grandson, Johny; five brothers and five sisters. He was predeceased by three brothers.

Services were held Friday, September 12, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Call Friday 10-11am in the funeral home. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at
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Marlene S. Weigand

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Marlene S. Weigand, 77, of Forks Township, PA, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2014 in St. Luke's Hospital, Anderson Campus.

Born December 25, 1936, in Weatherly, PA, she was a daughter of the late Harry J. and Lillian Young Thrash. Her husband of 55 years, Norman H. Weigand, died November 13, 2012. Marlene graduated from Weatherly High School Class of 1954. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She was devoted to raising her children and grandchildren. Marlene loved spending time with her family and enjoyed her flower garden.

Surviving are a son, Jonathan Weigand, of Branchburg, NJ; two daughters, Darlene Hoffman, of Washington, NJ and Shirley Marion and her husband John, of Palmer Township, PA; a brother, James Thrash, of Weatherly, PA; three sisters, Nancy Coxe, of Nesquehoning, PA, Lila Coll, of Hazleton, PA and Amelia Coxe and her husband Nelson, of Weatherly, PA; six grandchildren, Emily and Alison Weigand, Justin and Sean Marion, Ivan Hoffman and his wife Corinne, and Sara Hoffman; two great-grandsons, Kolton and Gavin Hoffman; nieces and nephews.

Private arrangements are under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Union Cemetery, Weatherly, PA. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem United Church of Christ, 328 1st St., Weatherly, PA 18255. - Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough, PA 610-258-7211


Edna M. Jones

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Edna M. Jones, 94, formerly of Williams Township, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 in ManorCare, Palmer Township.

Born: July 15, 1920, in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Robert S. and Eliza Reinheimer Jones.

Personal: She was last employed by the former Jim Jam. Edna enjoyed needlepoint and reading.

Memberships: She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Survivors: A sister, Eleanor F. Jones, of Williams Township; two nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by a brother, E. Robert Jones, and two sisters, Grace E. Jones and Mary Thweatt.

Services: Private services will be held under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Burial will be in Hay's Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 400 W. Berwick St., Easton, PA 18042.


Gene D. Bechtel

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A memorial service for Gene D. Bechtel, 65, of Easton, who passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2013 was held Sunday, September 14, 2014 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 610 W. Berwick Street, Easton. A picnic buffet for family and friends will follow in the church social hall.


Edward A. Goold

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Edward A. Goold, 75, of Forks Township, PA, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in St. Luke's Hospice House.

Born: August 16, 1939, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, he was a son of the late Frederick and Dorothy Alexander Goold.

Personal: His wife of 46 years, the former Jacquelyn A. Rogers, died September 28, 2012. Ed was last employed by Securitas Security USA. Previously he worked for Ingersoll Rand, for ten years. He graduated from the High School of Commerce, Canada, in 1957 and served in the Canadian military for eight years. Ed was an avid sports fan, especially of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Baltimore Orioles, New Orleans Saints and the Ottawa Senators.

Memberships: He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton, and Commander's Club-Disabled American Veterans. Ed was a life member of Safety First Volunteer Fire Company.

Survivors: Three brothers, John, of Ottawa, Ontario, Cecil, of Braeside, Ottawa, and William, of Cincinnati, OH; a sister, Kathleen Denison, of Ottawa, Ontario; two grandchildren, Michael John Cianci and Megan Hnizdo; twelve nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a stepson, Michael Cianci, in 1996.

Services: Private arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Luke's University Health Network, Development Office, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 or Disabled American Veterans, Attn: Gift Processing, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.