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Olivia H. Biggs

Amalia O. Boxen

Susanne Bugden

Madalyn A. Buskirk

Susan V. Dammann

Angelina DeLong

Arlene M. Fehnel

Alex A. Ferri

Emma F. Frace

Lois A. Gall

Helen M. Greenleaf

Martin P. Gripp

Elaine F. Gulick

Doris A. Hartz

Lawrence R. Hitzel

Vera V. Holzer

Donald H. Kerbaugh, Jr.

Jeanette E. Kolb

Chester B. Kraus

Erville W. Krock

Eileen D. Lewis

Frank Mangino

Theodore J. McLain, Jr.

E. Ruth Mertz

James W. McGeady

Leona R. Mewhinney

Mary Audrey Michael

Bonnie C. Montgomery

Shirley C. Moyer

Adam J. Mutz

Joseph P. Napoli

William E. O’Brien, Jr.

Santa M. Pacenti

Mary K. Paini

Norman W. Pleiss

Sophie I. Rape

Vincent Allen Seymore

Wanda M. Schwar

Mary Simon

Barbara E. Buss Snyder

Berta Stoelzl

Paul Warren Storm

Charles R.W. Stout, Jr.

Edith M. Stout

Linda E. VanHorn

Gwyn J. Verenna

Mary L. Wilson

Helen B. Young


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Sophie I. Rape

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Sophie I. Rape, 93, formerly of Easton, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Old Orchard Healthcare Center, Bethlehem Township.

Born: January 14, 1921, in Wilson Borough, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Daisy Hahn Border.

Personal: Her husband, Edgar J. Rape, died in 1966. Sophie retired from Binney & Smith, where she worked for 18 years. Previously, she was employed by the former Chipman Knitting Mills, West Easton. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, swimming and ice skating.

Memberships: Sophie was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Easton.

Survivors: A step-son, Edgar J. Rape, Jr., of Anchorage, AK; a step-daughter, Alice Frances Baskwell, of Wilson Borough; two grandsons, Eric Rape and Keith Baskwell and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by five brothers, Francis, Theodore, George, Elwood and Willard Border and three sisters, Evelyn Coyle, Verna Stamets and Violet Border.

Services: 1:30pm Monday, April 21, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Call Monday 12:30-1:30pm in the funeral home. Burial will be in Arndt Cemetery. Offer on-line condolences at
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Emma F. Frace

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Emma F. Frace, 75, of Northampton, PA, formerly of Easton, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born: May 9, 1938 in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Hummer, Sr. and Roberta Heavener Worman.

Personal: She and her husband, Willard S. Frace, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on January 8, 2014.

Survivors: In addition to her loving husband Willard, she is survived by two sons, Rodney Frace, Sr., of Palmerton, and Ronald Frace, Sr. and his wife Gloria, of West Easton; two daughters, Tammy Comstock and her husband Todd, of Hanover, PA, and Terry Wirhanowicz and her husband Paul, of Wisconsin; two brothers, George Hummer, of Saylorsburg, and Lester Worman, Jr., of Northampton; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30am Tuesday, April 22, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Call Monday 6-8pm in the funeral home. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Arlene M. Fehnel

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Arlene M. Fehnel, 92, of Bethlehem Township, PA, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Alexandria Manor, Bethlehem.

Born: December 27, 1921, in Belfast, PA, she was a daughter of the late John and Lizzie Sassman Amey.

Personal: She and her husband, Harley E., celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on July 6, 2013. Arlene retired from the former Weller Electric. Previously, she worked for the former Seampruf. She enjoyed playing bingo at Palmer Township Fire Company and spending time at the family cabin in Blooming Grove, PA. She was also a member of a card club in Blooming Grove.

Memberships: Arlene was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hecktown. Survivors: In addition to her husband, Harley, she is survived by a son, Ellwood "Woody" Fehnel and his companion, Cookie Burkhardt, of Bethlehem Township; a daughter, Diana Dalrymple and her husband Gerald, of Palmer Township; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Wayne, an infant son, Richard, a granddaughter, Lynnette Lambert and a brother, Harold Amey.

Services: Were held Thursday, April 17, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 323 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18020.


Susanne Bugden

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Susanne Bugden, 73, of Pocono Manor, PA, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Inpatient Hospice Unit, Allentown.

Born: July 29, 1940, in Brooklyn, NY, she was a daughter of the late James Howard Carr and Elizabeth Hickey Carr.

Personal: She and her husband, Donald N. Bugden, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on January 29, 2014. She was a graduate of Erasmus High School, Brooklyn, NY. Susanne loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing, tennis, traveling and cooking.

Memberships: She was a member of St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, Morristown, NJ.

Survivors: In addition to her husband Donald, she is survived by two sons, Glenn, of Easton and his wife Janet McTaggart, and Donald M., of Easton; two daughters, Eileen Holden and her husband Tim, of Morris Plains, NJ, and Carolyn Wilson and her husband Mark, of Easton; a sister, Madelon Vitucci, of Brooklyn, NY; seven grandchildren, Christina Holden and her husband Brian Barth, Mackenzie and Andrew McTaggart, Matthew Holden, Kerr Wilson, Elizabeth Holden and Isla Wilson; and twin great-grandsons, Mason and Logan Barth. She was predeceased by a brother, Glenn Carr.

Services: Were held Wednesday, April 16, from the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough followed by a Mass of Christian Burial  in St. Bernard's Oratory, 132 S. Fifth St., Easton. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg, PA. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714 or LV Health Network Development Dept., Memo: Inpatient Hospice, 2100 Mack Blvd., PO Box 4000, Allentown, PA 18105.


Eileen D. Lewis

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Eileen D. Lewis, 86, of Forks Township, formerly of Jersey City, NJ, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at her home.

Born: September 4, 1927, in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Gertrude Flynn Lewis.

Personal: Eileen retired in 1994 after 30 years from the Jersey City Housing Authority, where she was a dedicated employee who took pride in her work. She was a graduate of Mount Saint Dominic Academy, Caldwell, NJ. Eileen loved children and animals, and enjoyed traveling.

Survivors: Her devoted husband of 40 years, Arthur Cooper, of Forks Township; two daughters, D. Crystal Cooper, of Forks Township and T. Deborah Cooper, of Thailand; four grandchildren, Adam, Matthew, David and Arthur Cooper and a great-grandson, Andre Cooper.

Services: Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042.


Mary K. Paini

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Mary K. Paini, 102, of Palmer Township, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, in ManorCare, Palmer Township.

Born: December 4, 1911, in West Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Stubbelbein Rothenhausler.

Personal: She last worked as a private duty nurse. Mary was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and cooking, and was very supportive of equality and tolerance of others.

Survivors: A daughter, Valerie A. Black, of Palmer Township; four grandchildren, Paul, Rebecca R., Valerie K. and Nolan A.; two great-grandchildren, Murial and Connie; and a great-great-grandson, Anthony. She was predeceased by two sons, Frank R. and Jack A. Paini; three brothers, Samuel, Otto and John Rothenhausler; and four sisters, Elizabeth Welty, Caroline Thomas, Nell Deade and Alice Johnson.

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


Joseph P. Napoli

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Joseph P. Napoli, 91, of Easton, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Abington Manor, Williams Township.

Born: April 28, 1922 in Easton, PA, he was a son of the late Petro and Fannie Cuttito Napoli.

Personal: His wife, the former Mary C. Hanlon, died October 1, 1988. Joseph was last employed by Lafayette College. He served as a sergeant in the Army during World War II. Joseph enjoyed hunting.

Survivors: Two sons, Peter J. Napoli, of Wyalusing, PA and Robert Napoli and his wife Janice, of Williams Township; a former daughter-in-law, Shelby Napoli, of Wyalusing, PA; three grandchildren, Peter Napoli, Jr., Alexis Muench and her husband Kent, and Jason Napoli, and two great-grandchildren, Jason Napoli, Jr. and Charlie Muench. He was predeceased by three brothers, Peter, Charlie and Carmen Napoli and a sister, Clara Pulli. A sister, Nancy Murgia died April 11, 2014.

Services: Private services were held at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Burial was in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VNA Hospice of St. Luke's, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017 or Terry Lee Bartolet EAHS Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Fund, c/o Embassy Bank, 100 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017.


Mary Simon

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Mary (Lichaa) Simon, of Easton, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the age of 85.

Born: April 20, 1928, in Kfarsghab, Lebanon, she was a daughter of the late Youssef and Saideh Lichaa.

Personal: Her husband of 60 years, Karam J. Simon, died on July 8, 2009. Mary emigrated to the United States in 1949 where she began a life of dedication to the church and her family. Mary's passion was cooking for her family and church community. She was skilled at Middle Eastern cuisine. Mary was always willing to help those in need and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Memberships: She was a member of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church.

Survivors: A son, John, of Nazareth; three daughters, JoAnn, with whom she resided, Lila Dale, and her husband, James, of Forks Township, and Karen Baurkot, and her husband, Raymond, of Palmer Township, and a daughter-in-law, Suzanne, of Palmer Township; five grandchildren, Jonathan, Jaclyn, John, Lisha, and Joseph; seven great-grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, Jack, Justin, Daniel, Kyleen and Azaria; four sisters, Martha, Rumza, and Lila, all of Australia and Samira of Kfarsghab, Lebanon; a nephew, Boutros Khoury; three sisters-in-law, Mary Tony, Josephine Symia, and Queenie Kratzer, and many other nieces and nephews abroad. She was predeceased by a grandson, SFC Jesse James Dale, a brother Lichaa and a sister Rose.

Services: A Divine Liturgy was celebrated Saturday, April 12, in Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 54 S. Fourth St., Easton. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church, 54 S. Fourth St., Easton, PA 18042 or the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Rd., Ste. 110, Allentown, PA 18109.


Jeanette E. Kolb

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Jeanette E. Kolb, 89, of Palmer Township, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her home.

Born: June 19, 1924, in Freemansburg, PA, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Elda L. Smock McGeady.

Personal: Her husband of 68 years, Albert W. Kolb, died September 19, 2011. Years ago, Jeanette worked for the former Laros Silk Mill. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and homemaker.

Memberships: Jeanette was a member of Christ Hamilton United Lutheran Church, Stroudsburg and a former longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Farmersville, where she was a member of St. John's Pie Bakers.

Survivors: A son, Robert T. Kolb and his wife Debbie, of Stroudsburg; a daughter, Linda L. Doyle, of Orwigsburg, PA; five grandchildren, Sarah Phillips and her husband Shawn, M.D., Michael Doyle and his wife Nichole, Erin Kurau and her husband Jon, Patrick Doyle and his fiancée Mary Beth Howley, and Andrew Kolb and his fiancée Jamie Haubrich; and six great-grandchildren, Luke, Mary, Riley, Barrett, Lizzy and Teddy. She was predeceased by a grandson, Matthew Kolb, a son-in-law, William Doyle, an infant sister, Grace McGeady and two brothers, Dr. Leon J. McGeady and James W. McGeady, who died on April 5, 2014 in Bethlehem.

Services: A Joint Memorial Service for Jeanette and her brother James, who preceded her in death by twelve hours, was held Wednesday, April 9, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Farmersville Cemetery. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Easton Hospital Home Health & Hospice, 3001 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18020 or Christ Hamilton United Lutheran Church, 419 Bossardsville Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.


James W. McGeady

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James W. "Jim" McGeady, 88, of Bethlehem, passed away, Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his home in Moravian Village of Bethlehem, where he developed and cherished many friendships. He had been a lifelong resident of Freemansburg until 2005.

Born: In Freemansburg, PA, he was a son of the late Gerald and Elda L. (Smock) McGeady.

Personal: Jim was an Admissions Officer at Lehigh University retiring after 37 years. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1950 with a BA in History and served in the US Navy during World War II. Jim enjoyed traveling, especially to Turkey. He was a devoted uncle to his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memberships: He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Farmersville. He was also a member of the Lehigh Alumni Association.

Survivors: Many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A sister, Jeanette Kolb, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2014. He was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Leon J. McGeady and an infant sister, Grace McGeady.

Services: A Joint Memorial Service for Jim and his sister Jeanette Kolb who died twelve hours after Jim on April 6, 2014 in Palmer Township, was held Wednesday, April 9, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Farmersville Cemetery. Jim will have an additional Memorial Service at a later date in Moravian Village of Bethlehem for those who knew Jim while he was a resident there for the past nine years. Funeral arrangements are by the John F. Herron Funeral Home and the Herron Crematory 458 Center At Market Street in Bethlehem.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lehigh University Class of 1950 Scholarship Fund, 27 Memorial Drive W., Bethlehem, PA 18015 or Care Alternatives Hospice, 3036 Emerick Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18020.


Frank Mangino

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Frank Mangino, 69, of Forks Township, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at his home.

Born: November 14, 1944 in Easton, PA, he was a son of the late Angelo and Anna Lombardo Mangino.

Personal: Frank retired in 2001 from Met-Ed where he was employed for over 33 years. He was a 1962 graduate of Wilson High School and served with the Army during the Vietnam War.

Survivors: A brother, Steve Mangino and his wife Dorothy, of Williams Township; two nephews, Mike Mangino and his wife Mary, of Palmer Township and Steve Mangino and his wife Gricelda, of Beltsville, MD; a niece, Elaine Nesbit and her husband Steve, of Forks Township; three great-nephews, five great-nieces and a great-great-niece.

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


Bonnie C. Montgomery

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Bonnie C. Montgomery, 60, of Lower Nazareth Township, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born: December 1, 1953 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of Lillian Nubel Gallway, of Maspeth, NY.

Personal: She and her husband, Paul W. Montgomery, celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on September 26, 2013. Bonnie was employed by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Previously, she worked for the former Circuit City. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her dog Geronimo, going to the beach in Ocean City, MD and yard sales.

Survivors: In addition to her husband Paul and mother Lillian, she is survived by a son, Paul S. Montgomery and his wife Brianne, of Columbia, MD; a daughter, Laura A. Montgomery, at home; a sister, Susan Perkowski, of Maspeth, NY; and two nieces, Angel and Lisa Perkowski.

Services: Were held Wednesday, April 2, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Interment will be private. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Barbara E. Buss Snyder

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Barbara E. Buss Snyder, 89, formerly of Palmer Township, passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 in Hometown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Tamaqua.

Born: August 1, 1924, in Watertown, NY, she was a daughter of the late Lorenzo Case Wait and Alice "Gladys" Maude Smith Wait.

Personal: She was preceded in death by her first husband, Irvin P. Buss and her second husband, Earl F. Snyder, Jr. Barbara was a school bus driver for the Easton Area School District. She graduated from Watertown High School, Watertown, NY. Barbara enjoyed stamp collecting, bowling, snow skiing, golfing, gardening, sewing, singing and playing the organ. Years ago, she was a Girl Scout leader.

Memberships: She had been a member of the former St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Easton. Barbara was also a member of William Parsons Chapter 185, Order of Eastern Star, the Palmer Township Stamp Collecting Club and the Palmer Township Republican Club.

Survivors: a son, Frederick W. Buss and his wife Theresa, of Palmdale, CA; two daughters, Constance Galdun and her husband William, of Reading and Deborah Norton and her husband Fred, of Lansford, PA; a step-son Barry L. Snyder, of Bethlehem Township; six grandchildren, Morgan, Seth and Brett Galdun, Heather Gilchrist, Emily Amado and Allison Pincas and five great-grandchildren, Evan and Caleb Andrews and Evelyn, Jillian and Gabriel Amado.

Services: A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 2, 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.

Memorials: May be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.


Helen M. Greenleaf

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Helen M. Greenleaf, 88, of Hanover Township, formerly of Easton, passed away, Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Westminster Village, Allentown.

Born: June 30, 1925, in Wilson Borough, PA, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Hilda M. Seip Hockman.

Personal: Her husband, Lewis, died in 1973. She retired as a cafeteria worker in 1982 from the Easton Area School District. Years ago Helen worked at the former Woolworths, Dixie Cup Co., and Falk's Food Basket as a baker. She also was a caretaker for many elderly people in the area, including her long-time friend, Helen Dowling, who passed away several years ago. Helen was a volunteer for sixteen years at Notre Dame High School baking cookies for the kids until she was 85 years old. She was fondly referred to as the "Cookie Lady".

Memberships: She was a member of Arndt's Lutheran Church.

Survivors: A son, Lewis A."Chip" Greenleaf, of Pen Argyl; four daughters, Linda M. Hawn, of Marion, SC, Marjorie M. Shoemaker, of Bath, Louann M. Coughlin, of Bethlehem and Judy J. Rogers, of Marion, SC and a brother, Larry Hockman, of Bath. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Elmer and Ervin Hockman and a step-sister, Florence Beck.

Services: A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 2, in Arndt's Lutheran Church, 1851 Arndt Road, Forks Township. Burial will be in Arndt Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Westminster Day Program, 2156 Hanover Ave., Allentown, PA 18109-2403.


Lawrence R. Hitzel

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Lawrence R. Hitzel, 45, of Easton, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at his home.

Born: August 7, 1968, in Easton, he was a son of Paul J. Hitzel, Sr., of Bangor and Georgette Knapp, of Easton. He was a step-son of Peggy Mallin, of Easton.

Personal: Years ago, he had worked for Lafayette College for many years. Larry was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles with his friends.

Memberships: He was a member of Lester Pfeffer American Legion Post 588.

Survivors: In addition to his parents and step-mother, he is survived by his beloved dog, Popeye; two brothers, Paul Hitzel, Jr. and his wife Patty, of Easton and David Hitzel, of Sarasota, FL; a nephew, Paul James Hitzel, of Easton; his godfather and uncle, Larry Merwarth and his wife Barbara, of Georgia; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.com.

Services: A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 1, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton. Offer on-line condolences at
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Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family c/o the funeral home, Easton, PA 18042.


Vera V. Holzer

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Vera V. Holzer, 88, of Palmer Township, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born: July 9, 1925, in Middleport, PA, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Anna Fedorshock Vrona.

Personal: Vera graduated from Shamokin High School in 1943, Allentown Hospital School of Nursing (RN), Cedar Crest College (BS) and Temple University (MEd). Vera was an avid reader and loved her home. She possessed a decorative talent with arts and crafts displayed at annual holidays. She will be deeply missed by her family and close friends.

Memberships: Vera was a devoted member of the Friends of Mary Meuser Library in Wilson Borough where she volunteered at the annual Book Fair and monthly Senior Bingo events. Upon her death, her personal library of over 900 hard back books was donated to Meuser Library.

Survivors: Her brothers, Pete Vrona and his wife Nancy, of Columbus, OH and Myron Vrona and his companion Susan Law, of Bethlehem, PA; her sister-in-law, Margaret Vrona, of Shamokin, PA; her step-son, Richard Holzer and his wife Charlotte, of Dayton, OH; four nieces, two nephews and their spouses and children, her two step- grandsons and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Jean A. Holzer, president of Sylvan Sweets Co. and Sylvan-Pecheur, Inc., her parents, brother, John Vrona and sister, Olga Vrona.

Services: Were held Saturday, March 29, 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.

Memorials: May be made to the Mary Meuser Memorial Library, 1803 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042.


Santa M. Pacenti

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Santa M. "Sandra" Pacenti, 97, of Lopatcong Township, NJ, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 in St. Luke's Hospital-Warren.

Born: February 11, 1917 in Wilson Borough, PA, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Josephine DeFrancesca Maragulia.

Personal: She and her husband, Arthur R. Pacenti, celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on November 23, 2013. Sandra was a great wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family. She enjoyed cooking.

Memberships: She was a member of St. Philip & St. James Catholic Church.

Survivors: In addition to her husband Arthur, she is survived by a son, James R. Pacenti, of Martins Creek; two brothers, Placido "Pat" Maragulia, of Palmer Township and Joseph Maragulia, of Bethlehem Township; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Robert A. Pacenti, a daughter-in-law, Elisa M. Pacenti, three brothers, Anthony F. Sr., John and Pat Maragulia, and three sisters, Sylvia DePaul, Mary Ricci and Beatrice Nerino.

Services: Were held Thursday, March 27, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Entombment will be in Holy Apostles Mausoleum. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860.


Mary L. Wilson

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Mary L. Wilson, 67, of Easton, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 in New Eastwood.

Born: January 26, 1947 in Cuthbert, GA, she was a daughter of the late Jonas and Johnnie Martin Hewey.

Personal: She and her husband, James E. Wilson, Sr., celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on September 21, 2013. Mary enjoyed playing baseball, fishing, crossword puzzles and music.

Survivors: In addition to her husband James Sr., she is survived by three sons, James E. Wilson, Jr., Anthony Wilson, Sr., and Jermaine Wilson, Sr., all of Easton; a daughter, Patricia Wilson, of Columbia, SC; four brothers, Flemming Martin and Jonas Hewey, Jr., both of Atlanta, GA, Tommy Hewey, of Washington, DC and Willie Hewey, of Cuthbert, GA; three sisters, Pearlie and Susie Hewey, both of Easton, and Angela Hewey, of Cuthbert, GA; fifteen grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Jerry Hewey and a sister, Diane Hewey.

Services: Were held Friday, March 28, 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.


Olivia C. Biggs

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Olivia H. Biggs, 80, of Easton, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Personal: She retired from Lafayette College. Memberships: Olivia was a member of Easton SDA Church.

Survivors: A son, Teacher Johnson, two daughters, Pamela Smith and Eudora Mory, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Howard Biggs, Jr., died in 2001.

Services: Were held Monday, March 24, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Entombment will be in Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Charles R.W. Stout, Jr.

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Charles R.W. Stout, Jr., 77, of West Easton, formerly of Wilson Borough, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at his home.

Born: July 3, 1936, in Easton, PA, he was a son of Margaret V. Seiple Smink, of Upper Nazareth Township, PA and the late Charles R.W. Stout, Sr.

Personal: He retired in 1991 from Union Local 472, Heavy Construction, Newark, NJ.  Charles graduated from Easton High School Class of 1954.  He enjoyed gardening and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Memberships: Charles was a member of the former St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.  He was also a member of Easton Fish and Game Association, where he was a past president of 18 years, Northampton County Federation of Sportsmen, where he was a past  president of 16 years and Southeast Division of Federation, where he was a past president of 6 years.  He served on West Easton Borough Council.

Survivors: In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Michael W. Stout and his wife Lisa, of Macungie and Robert N. Stout, of Wilson Borough; a daughter, Sharon L. Stout, of Quakertown, PA;  two brothers, Donald Stout, of Stroudsburg, PA and David Stout, of Orangeville, PA; two sisters, Jesse Jacobs, of Bethel, PA and Kay Heebner, of Alpha, NJ; and six grandchildren, Robert N. Stout, Jr. and his wife Janise, Jonathon, Bryan, Kyle and Stephanie Stout and Sean Owens and a great-grandson, Braeden Stout. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles R.W. Stout III, who died in 1977.

Services: Were held Monday, March 24, 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.


Shirley C. Moyer

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Shirley C. Moyer, 89, of Easton, passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born: March 19, 1924, in Bangor, PA, she was a daughter of the late Arthur S. and Minnie Fraunfelter Snyder.

Personal: Her husband, Paul Moyer, died September 6, 2005. Shirley worked for Merry Maid for many years. She had also been employed by various Slate Belt area garment mills. She graduated from Bangor High School. Shirley enjoyed ceramics, bingo, word puzzles, baking, and tending to her rose garden.

Memberships: She was a member of First United Evangelical Congregational Church, Bangor and a former member of Salem Evangelical Church, Bangor. Shirley was also a member of UNITE.

Survivors: Two sons, Barry P. Moyer and his wife Cathy, of Bangor and Wayne Moyer and his wife Linda Hertkorn Moyer, of Easton; a sister, Lorraine Fletcher, of Forks Township; two grandchildren, Shannon Hanlon and her husband Patrick, Jr., of Pen Argyl and Wayne Moyer, Jr., of Easton; two great-granddaughters, Brittany LaBadie and Kasey Hanlon, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William Snyder and Arthur D. Snyder, Sr. and a sister, Brenda Cathers.

Services: Were held Friday, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. CBurial will be in Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to First U.E.C. Church, P.O. Box 726, Bangor, PA 18013.


Adam J.  Mutz

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Adam J. "Mousey" Mutz, 87, of Wilson Borough, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in VNA of St. Luke's Hospice House.

Born: July 10, 1926, in Alpha, NJ, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary Sponder Mutz.

Personal: His wife of 59 years, the former Theresa A. Hanlon, died August 2, 2013. Adam retired from Lifetime Doors, where he worked for 10 years. Previously, he worked for Modern Transfer for 22 years. He served with the Navy during WWII. Adam enjoyed playing poker and was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan.

Survivors: Two sons, Michael J. and his wife Lisamarie, of Palmer Township and Steven A., of Mohrsville, PA; two daughters, Cherie A. Deemer and her husband Howard "Pete", with whom he resided and Stephanie L. Vallese, of Schnecksville, PA; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, John Vallese, two brothers, Steven and John Mutz and three sisters, Mary Czerwinski, Ann Kolleogy and Rose Baranyay.

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

Memorials: May be made to VNA Hospice of St. Luke's, 1510 Valley Center Pkwy, Ste. 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017.


Berta Stoelzl

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Berta Stoelzl, 77, of Forks Township, passed away peacefully Friday, March 14, 2014 at her home.

Born: November 6, 1936, in Munich, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Franz and Philomena Grad.

Personal: Her husband, Alfred Stoelzl, died earlier. Berta last worked as a seamstress for the former Grollman's, Easton. Berta enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, household projects and spending time with her family. She loved attending the opera, watching Easton Wrestling and traveling. She was a very active member of the Forks Township Lioness Club. Berta was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors: Two sons, Alfred and his wife Jill, of Kempton. Peter and his wife Nancy, of Pen Argyl; three brothers, Franz, Herbert and Michael Grad, all of Germany and four sisters, Erika Morris, of Forks Township, Rosemary, Emma and Irma, all of Germany; and four grandchildren, Dylan, Chad, Katie, Jarett and her significant other Fred Begendorf. She was predeceased by a brother, Adolf Grad.

Services: Were held Wednesday in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc, 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Forks Township Lioness Club, Attn: Connie Churchman, 1414 Marigold Drive, Easton, PA 18040 or Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2166 S. 12th St., #101, Allentown, PA 18103.


Madalyn A. Buskirk

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Madalyn A. Buskirk, 92, of Easton, formerly of Bath, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 in New Eastwood.

Born: April 26, 1921, in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Wilson E. and Annie Weaver Buskirk. She was a step-daughter of the late Carrie M. Buskirk.

Personal: Madalyn retired as a buyer in 1990 for the former Orr's Department Store, where she worked for 43 years.

Memberships: She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton, where she had been a member of the Rachel Circle, served as a Eucharistic minister and was a volunteer in the art gallery.

Survivors: Cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Vagora.

Services: Were held Tuesday, March 18, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Bangor.


Helen B. Young

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Helen B. Young, 94, of Wilson Borough, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 in ManorCare, Palmer Township.

Born: March 8, 1920, in Easton, she was a daughter of the late John and Isabell Urban Skirmont.

Personal: Her husband, Harold E. Young, died April 3, 2008.  Helen last worked for the former Wilshire Mills. She graduated from Easton High School Class of 1937.  Helen enjoyed playing pinochle in a card club for many years.

Survivors: A daughter, Harolyn S. Williams and her husband Stephen, of Wilson Borough; a grandson, Stephen Williams and his wife Amy, of Mechanicsburg, PA and two nieces Judith Berish, of Bethlehem and Lorraine Hutchison, of Ocala, FL. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Salter and Susan Kovacs.

Services: Private services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough.  Burial will be in Easton Cemetery. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Elaine F. Gulick

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Elaine F. Gulick, 73, of West Easton, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 in VNA of St. Luke's Hospice House.

Born: August 6, 1940 in Wilson Borough, PA, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Charlotte Zimmerman Person.

Personal: She and her husband, Gerald H. Gulick, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on October 24, 2013. Elaine retired from National Association of Colleges and Employers. She was a 1958 graduate of Wilson High School. Elaine enjoyed playing bingo, designing her own floral arrangements and spending time at the family cabin in Pike County. A Phillies fan, she liked watching baseball. She loved music and going to concerts.

Survivors: In addition to her husband, Gerald, she is survived by twin sons, Terry, of Williams Township, and Gerry and his wife Peggy, of Wilson Borough; two daughters, Donna Ryan and her fiancé Thomas Junglas, of Emmaus, and Dawn Traub and her husband Greg, of Derwood, MD; twin sisters, Beverly Williams and her husband Gregory, of North Carolina, and Barbara Groner and her husband Barry, of Lower Nazareth Township; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sisters.

Services: Were held Tuesday, March 10, 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.


Erville W. Krock

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Erville W. "Erv" Krock, 71, of Palmer Township, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home.

Born: April 5, 1942 in East Allen Township, PA, he was a son of the late Elmer and Esther Kostenbader Krock, and step-son of Nellie Krock, of Palmerton, PA.

Personal: He and his wife, the former Charlotte J. "Tootie" Siegfried, celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on November 3, 2013. Erv was last employed by Michelmen- Cancelliere Ironworks. Prior to that, he worked for the former Bethlehem Corporation. He enjoyed fixing and building things, woodworking and going to yard sales with his brother-in-law Jack.

Memberships: He was a life member of Order of Fleas, Inc., Citizens Hose Company, Safety First Volunteer Fire Company and the Young Democratic Club.

Survivors: In addition to his wife Charlotte and step-mother Nellie, he is survived by a son, Eric W. Krock, at home; a daughter, Carla R. Soto and her husband Angel, of Stockertown; two brothers, Elbert Krock, of Lyons, OR and Ellis Krock, of Easton; two step-brothers, Barry Krock, of Walnutport and Brett Krock and his wife Janice, of Slatington; a step-sister, Joan Groves and her husband Elliot, of Leesport, PA; four grandchildren, Charose Hunsberger, Joshua Krock, Chelsea and Antonio Soto; and two great-grandsons, James and Christian Hunsberger. He was predeceased by a son, Mark A. Krock, a brother, Elton Krock, and a sister, Gayle Kostenbader.

Services: A memorial service was held at Saturday, March 15, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson. Offer online condolences at
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Paul Warren Storm

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Paul Warren Storm, 68, of Nazareth, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 in New Eastwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation, with his wife, classmates and co-workers by his side.

Born: April 2, 1945, in Germantown, PA, he was a son of the late Martha Storm.

Personal: He and his wife, the former Donna Marie Schweitzer, celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary on October 16, 2013. Paul worked for Lafayette College for 33 years. Previously, he was employed by J.T. Baker Chemical Company. He served with the Navy during the Vietnam War. Paul was an avid NY Giants fan and a NASCAR fan, especially of Danaka Kilpatrick.

Memberships: He was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Phillipsburg, NJ. Paul was a life member of VFW Post 4366, Nazareth, Order of Fleas and Concordia Maennerchor. He was a member of the Cooties and a member and past commander of the former VFW Post 1290, Easton.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, Donna, he is survived by a Goddaughter, Tracy Buss, of Nazareth; a brother-in-law, Jay Schweitzer and his wife Jerilynn, of Sciota, PA; and two dogs, Happy Go Lucky and Noel. He is leaving behind Pittsburgh Angel, Little Pocono Joey, co-workers and friends at Lafayette College and classmates from Easton High School Class of 1965.

Services: A memorial service will be held at 11am Wednesday, March 12, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Call Wednesday 10-11am in the funeral home. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or Vietnam Memorial at Easton Area High School Vietnam War Memorial Fund, PO Box 270, Stockertown, PA 18083.


Susan V. Dammann

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Susan V. Dammann, 62, of Easton, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at her home.

Born: May 24, 1951, in Jersey City, NJ, she was a daughter of Veronica A. Traczewski Dammann, of Easton and the late Christian G. Dammann.

Personal: She was last employed by Redi Care, Palmer Township. Previously, she worked for Baker Chemical Co. for many years. Susan graduated from Easton High School Class of 1969. She loved her pets. Susan was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors: In addition to her mother, Veronica, she is survived by a sister, Jan Aponavicius and her husband Ben, of Easton; two nieces, Kristin Kalbach and her husband Jamie, and Lauren Reidy and her husband Brian; a nephew, Steve Aponavicius and his fiancée Taylor Peyton, and three great-nephews, Tyler and Brad Kalbach and Kyle Reidy.

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

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


Gwyn J. Verenna

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Gwyn J. Verenna, 66, of Avona Heights, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Easton Hosptial. She was a lifelong resident of Wilson Borough.

Born: September 18, 1947 in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Orville and Sara Cochran Koplin.

Personal: She and her husband, Anthony N. Verenna, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on December 2, 2013. Gwyn loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. She enjoyed attending sporting events at Wilson Area High School and Bethlehem Catholic High School. Memberships: She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Survivors: In addition to her husband Anthony, she is survived by a son, Lt. Col. Tony K. Verenna and his wife Suzanne, of Vienna, VA; two daughters, Nicci Y. Fisher and her husband David, of Palmer Township and Robbi A. Figueroa and her husband Oscar, of Wilson Borough; seven grandchildren, Kasey Farley and her husband Bryan, Amanda Fisher, Michael "Figgy", Koti and Giavona "GiGi" Figueroa, Adison and Alex Verenna; a great-granddaughter, Peyton Nicole Farley; a brother, Mark Koplin, of Nazareth; and a sister, Gail Erickson, of Oregon. She was predeceased by a brother, Bruce Koplin.

Services: Were held Saturday, March 8, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 9th and Lehigh Streets, Easton. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Rd., Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109 or the American Diabetes Association, CenterPointe II, Suite 103, 1160 US Rt. 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.


E. Ruth Mertz

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E. Ruth Mertz, 91, of Bethlehem, formerly of Wilson Borough, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born: September 1, 1922, in Nutley, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Leonard Liming.

Personal: Her husband, of 41 years, Donald E. Mertz died earlier. Ruth and her husband owned and operated Mertz Grocery Store in Wilson Borough from 1957- 1972. Prior to that, she served as the first female police officer in Norristown. Ruth had also worked as the Director of Volunteers at Easton Hospital and Social Services Director for Northampton Convalescent Center. She attended Phillipsburg High School and Columbia University. Ruth enjoyed completing the NY Times crossword puzzle and playing bridge with her pals as recently as last week.

Memberships: She was a member of Blessed Hope Church of the Nazarene, Phillipsburg and the former Memorial United Church of Christ, Wilson Borough. Ruth was Past President of the Liberty Elementary School PTA and Wilson High School PTA and a member of the Tired Housewives Bowling League. She was a lifelong member of the League of Women Voters serving as the Voters Service Chairman and preparing the Voter's Guide.

Survivors: Four sons, James C. Mertz and his wife, Cindy, of Allentown, Thomas E. Mertz, Sr. and his wife, Suzanne of Wilson Borough, Donald E. Mertz, Jr. and his wife, Carole of Nazareth and David A. Mertz, of Forks Township; a daughter, Mary Beth Lewis and her husband, Gordon, of Palm Desert, CA; sixteen grandchildren, Jessica Mertz, of Newport, RI, Elizabeth Collins, of Jackson Hole, WY, Thomas Mertz, Jr., of Plainfield Township, Jennifer Taube, of Williams Township, Stephanie Micci, of West Easton, Cory Dick, of Flemington, NJ, Kyle and Haley Mertz, both of Lower Macungie, Mark and Joshua Shafer, both of Nazareth, Eric, Cameron and Adam Lewis, all of Los Angeles, CA, Scott Pence, Bruce Pence and Jill Pence, and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Paul Joseph "P.J." Mertz; a step-daughter, Joan Raimbeu; a brother, Charles Liming and two sisters, Ethel Boehmer and Elizabeth Brewen.

Services: Were held Saturday, April 5th, 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

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1175 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042.


Angelina DeLong

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Angelina "Angie" DeLong, 89, formerly of Easton, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 in Old Orchard Healthcare Center, Bethlehem Township.

Born: January 3, 1925, in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Anna Iosue.

Personal: Her husband, Elmer F. DeLong, died May 16, 1993. Angie retired from Easton Sanitary Laundry, where she worked for 20 years. She graduated from Easton High School Class of 1942. Angie enjoyed playing bingo and attending religious services at Old Orchard.

Memberships: She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Easton.

Survivors: Three sons, Harold and his wife Linda, of Bethlehem Township, George, of Palmer Township, and Douglas and his wife Ruth, of Forks Township; three grandchildren, Stephen, Timothy and his wife Christa, and Tammy, and a great- grandson, Logan Michael. She was preceded in death by a son, Harvey; a brother, Frank Iosue and two sisters, June Steuer and Iona Iosue.

Services: Were held Wednesday, March 5, 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.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, CenterPointe II, Ste. 103, 1160 US Rt. 22 East, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.


Lois A. Gall

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Lois A. Gall, 64, of Palmer Township, PA, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in St. Luke's Hospital-Anderson Campus.

Born: May 9, 1949, in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Donald F. Kriel and Carrie Coxe Knapp.

Personal: Lois retired from A & H Sportswear, where she worked for 20 years. She graduated from Easton Area High School Class of 1967. Lois was very artistic and enjoyed painting with oil and water color. She also enjoyed swimming.

Memberships: Lois was a member of River of God Fellowship Church, where she had taught Bible School years ago.

Survivors: Her husband, Arthur M. Gall; a son, Phillip D. Berberena and his wife Nicole, of Pen Argyl; three daughters, Dawn Gray and Sonya Berberena, both of Palmer Township and Sherry Ciangiola, of Bethlehem; a brother, Donald R. Kriel, of Easton and 8 grandchildren.

Services: A memorial service was held Monday, February 24, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com
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Theodore J. McLain, Jr.

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Theodore J. McLain, Jr., 74, of Easton, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Easton Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Born: October 17, 1939, in Glen Gardner, NJ, he was a son of the late Theodore J. Sr. and Mary Hill McLain.

Personal: His wife, Mae I. McLain, passed away in 2005. Theodore was an avid baseball fan. He enjoyed his Cadillacs and the horse races.

Memberships: He was a member of the Jacksonian Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1290.

Survivors: His companion, Nancy Todaro; four sons, Teddy J. McLain III, Jack V. McLain, Mike Vallese and Joe and a daughter, Lynda; a brother, James McLain, of Kingston, NC; a sister, Suzanne Loftus, of Waterbury, CT; a cousin, Agnes "Ziggy" Brennan, of Washington, NJ; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; a daughter, Mary J. McLain; a step-son, Dave Fox; a brother, Francis "Buddy" McLain, and a sister, Mary Lou Boley.

Services: Private arrangements are under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to VFW Post 5119, 179 Main Street, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826.


Chester B. Kraus

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Chester B. "Bud" Kraus, 86, of Easton, PA, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born: November 15, 1927, in Easton, he was a son of the late Christopher, Jr. and Violet Glenville Kraus.

Personal: Bud was employed by the former Laros Printing for over 25 years. He served with the Navy during the Korean War. Bud enjoyed model trains, raising tropical fish and bonsai trees.

Memberships: He was a member of Lester W. Pfeffer, American Legion Post 611, Easton Senior Center and Lehigh Valley Bonsai Club.

Survivors: A son, Jeffery Kraus and his wife Golda, of Columbia, SC; a daughter, Beverly Kraus, of Eugene, OR; two brothers, William Kraus and Christopher Kraus III and a sister, Maryalice Ziegenfuss, all of Easton; two grandchildren, Kashaad and Deeaira Kraus, both of Columbia, SC; and his companion of many years, Joan Stenger. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Caroline Kraus, Shirley Eldridge and Idaetta Taylor.

Services: Private arrangements are under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Easton Senior Center, 42 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042.


Wanda M. Schwar

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Wanda M. Schwar, 78, of Martins Creek, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 in Slate Belt Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born: August 6, 1935, in Phillipsburg, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Austin and Ruth Howell Trimmer.

Personal: She and her husband, Carl J. Schwar, Sr., celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on November 12, 2013. Wanda last worked for Zappa Plastics, Phillipsburg, NJ. She graduated from Phillipsburg High School. Wanda was an avid reader and enjoyed caring for many children over the years.

Memberships: She was a member of the Flicksville United Church of Christ, Bangor.

Survivors: In addition to her husband Carl J. Schwar, Sr., she is survived by five sons, Tom Raub and his fiancée Kristie, of Anaheim, CA, David Raub, of Hertford, NC, Michael Raub and his wife Brenda, of Murrieta, CA, Harry Raub and his wife Lisa, of Bangor, and Carl Schwar, Jr. and his wife Rebecca, of Bangor; a daughter, Carla Loebsack and her husband Wayne, Jr., of Williams Township; a brother, Jack Trimmer, of Washington, NJ; four sisters, Nancy Behe, of Phillipsburg, NJ, Ruth Budd, of Wilson Borough, Mariann Bischoff, of Martins Creek and Linda Smith, of Flicksville; 15 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.

Services: Were held Saturday, February 22, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.


Norman W. Pleiss

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Norman W. Pleiss, 61, of Palmer Township, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at his home.

Born: December 9, 1952, in Easton, he was a son of the late Norman E. Pleiss and Alice L. Heller Metz.

Personal: He and his wife, the former Carol Stauffer, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 2, 2013. Norman was a truck driver for 35 years, retiring from Horwith Trucks, Inc., in 2012. He graduated from Easton Area High School Class of 1970. Norman served with the Marines during the Vietnam War. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his Siberian husky, Bella. Norman also enjoyed buying and selling Nascar things on EBay.

Memberships: Norman was a member of Teamsters Local 282.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, Carol, he is survived by three daughters, Keely Pleiss, of Wilson Borough, Ceara Pleiss, of Palmer Township and Amanda Piro and her husband Joseph, of Pittsburgh; a son, Jason Beige, of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Trudy Hoffner and Kim McKay, both of Bath and Belinda Lease, of York, PA; five grandchildren, James and Aiden Tyson, Aryanna and Anthony Piro and Dominic Beige. He was predeceased by his parents and a grandson, Santino Piro.

Services: Were held Thursday, February 20, 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 Heartland Hospice Services, 881 Marcon Blvd., Ste. 3700, Allentown, PA 18109-9379.


Donald H. Kerbaugh, Jr.

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Donald H. Kerbaugh, Jr., 81, of Easton, formerly of West Easton, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Born: June 27, 1932, in Easton, he was a son of the late Donald H. and Pauline Pfister Kerbaugh.

Personal: Don worked for the family's home decorating service for over 50 years. He graduated from Wilson High School Class of 1952, where he was a member of the 1948 undefeated football team. He was also a member of the 1948 Wilson Legion Championship Baseball Team. Don served with the Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing trips to Canada. He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan. Don formerly served as a Wilson Borough councilman.

Memberships: He was a member of Dallas Lafayette Lodge 396, Easton; Easton Royal Arch Chapter 17; Pomp Council 20, Royal and Select Masons; Hugh de Payens Commandery 19, Knights Templar; Rajah Temple, Reading (Shrine); Easton Forest 35, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Wilson Borough Republican Club, where he was a board member for 20 years; Citizens Hose Company; Lester W. Pfeffer, American Legion Post 611 and The Easton/P'burg Football Club.

Survivors: A son, Donald H. Kerbaugh III and his wife Jill, of West Easton; a daughter, Kathy Behler and her husband Leonard, of Wilson Borough; a brother, John M. "Jack" Kerbaugh and his wife Shirley, of Palmer Township; two sisters, Kay Happel and her partner Sally Hixon and Lynn Heinrich and her husband Ronald, all of Williams Township; five grandchildren, Donald Kerbaugh IV and his wife Megan, Kristen Olsen and her husband Ronald, Benjamin Kerbaugh and his companion Mariah Van Doren, Brittany Greene and her husband Mark, and Alyssa Sarnosky and her husband Jon; two great-grandchildren, Joley Mai and Brody Duke Olsen; nieces and nephews.

Services: A memorial service was held Saturday, February 22, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.


Edith M. Stout

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Edith M. Stout, 97, of Richland Township, PA, formerly of Williams Township, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at her home.

Born: October 12, 1916, in Allentown, PA, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur L. Vogel and Esther M. Rymond Snyder.

Personal: Her husband of 43 years, Henry W. Stout, Jr., died June 19, 1983. Edith last worked for the former Easton National Bank, where she was employed for ten years. She graduated from Allentown High School Class of 1933.

Memberships: She had a very strong faith and was a devoted member of Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Quakertown. Edith was a former member of Calvary Bible Fellowship Church, Finesville, NJ.

Survivors: Four sons, H. Walter III and his wife Gail, of Dawson, GA; David E. and his companion Bernadette Baker, of Portland, PA; Norman G. and his wife Cicely, of Breinigsville, PA and Jeffrey P. and his wife Susan, of Fremont, NC; two daughters, Judith A. Estevez, of Reno, NV and Diane L. Stout and her companion James Parker, of Quakertown, PA; a sister, Betty Louise Ruth, of Allentown, PA; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, W. Leonard, Jr., William and Robert Vogel.

Services: Were held Friday, February 21, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick Street, Easton. Burial will be in South Easton Cemetery. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 1811 Old Bethlehem Pike, Quakertown, PA 18951.


Doris A. Hartz

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Doris A. (Andrews) Hartz, 92, formerly of Bethlehem Township, PA, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown, surrounded by her family.

Born: July 4, 1921, in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Harley and Effie Randolph Andrews.

Personal: Doris was the loving wife of Melvin G. Hartz for 57 years, prior to his passing on October 6, 2000. During Doris's career as a dental receptionist, she worked for Dr. Robert Sassman, Dr. Richard DiEdwardo and finally Dr. Frank Scholes, prior to her retirement in 2009. Until the young age of 89, she enjoyed bowling with her lady friends at Bar Don Lanes, Easton. She also loved shopping, flowers, eating out and spending time with her family and friends.

Memberships: She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Farmersville.

Survivors: A son, Dormel and his wife Darlene, and two daughters, Georgia and her husband Bob Alercia, and Judy and her husband Bob Barrett, all of Bethlehem Township; a brother, Paul Andrews, of Elizabethtown, PA; grandchildren, Michael Hartz, of Easton, Troy Hartz, of Alexander, AR, Lisa Matthews and Shawn Carraghan, both of Easton, Jared Carraghan, of Hudson, NC, Heidi Shows, of Mandeville, LA, Amy Wolfe, Jenny and Autumn Barrett, all of Easton; step-granddaughters, Tania and Bobbi Sue Alercia, of Nazareth; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-granddaughters; and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, sister, Gladys Roth, brother, Bill Andrews and son-in-law Dale Carraghan.

Services: Were held Tuesday, February 18, in St. John's Lutheran Church of Farmersville, 8065 William Penn Highway, Bethlehem Township. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton, is in charge of arrangements. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.


Amalia O. Boxen

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Amalia O. Boxen, 70, of Easton, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 in St. Luke's University Hospital.

Born: July 31, 1943, in Colon, Republic of Panama, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Mildred Bailey Shoy.

Personal: Her husband, Roberto Boxen, died May 2, 2011. She retired from Hunterdon Developmental Center. Years ago she worked for Easton Hospital. Amalia enjoyed bowling and volunteered as a Spanish translator.

Memberships: She was a member of Open Bible Evangelical Church of God In Christ, where she was a Deaconess and a member of the Mother's Board.

Survivors: A sister, Sandra Dudley and her husband Franklin, of Palmer Township; two brothers, Oliver Shoy and his wife Lucia, of Brooklyn, NY, and Oscar Shoy and his wife Marcia, of Panama; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Belinda Alleyne and two brothers, Ralph and Gregory Shoy.

Services: Were held Saturday, February 15, in Shiloh Chapel, 201 Brother Thomas Bright Ave., Easton. Burial in South Easton Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Open Bible Evangelical Church of God in Christ, 1412 Lehigh St., Easton, PA 18042.


Alex A. Ferri

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Alex A. Ferri, 49, of Wilson Borough, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born: August 25, 1964, in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was a son of the late Joseph Ferri and Eleanor Yale Rossi.

Personal: He was last employed by Owens Brockway, Belvidere, NJ, where he worked for 17 years. Alex graduated from Phillipsburg High School Class of 1982. He enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR and football, and was an avid Chiefs fan.

Survivors: Five brothers, David Rossi and his wife Grace, of Kokomo, Indiana, Raymond Rossi, of Phillipsburg, NJ, Roy Poyer and his wife Rose, and James Poyer, all of Easton and William Rossi and his wife Merla, of Bangor; a sister, Darlene Hasko and her husband Gary, of West Easton; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services: Were held Monday, February 17, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in South Easton Cemetery.


Martin P. Gripp

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Martin P. Gripp, 95, of Palmer Township, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 with his loving family by his side.

Born: September 21, 1918, in Lopez, PA, he was the youngest son of the late John and Catherine (Grzyb) Gripp.

Personal: His wife, Nellie Marie Adamitis Gripp, died May 3, 1997. He attended elementary schools and Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Martin was a veteran of WWII, having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, with the Fifteenth Army Air Force. He served in the Intelligence Division in Miami Beach, FL, and with the billeting of discharging officers and enlisted men in Africa. While in Italy, he personally met Pope Pius XII and Padre Pio. He was a silk weaver in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Easton. He retired as a chainman, after 28 years, from Bethlehem Steel Co., in 1981. Martin was a beloved father and grandfather, who particularly enjoyed attending all his grandchildren's sporting events. He was a faithful fan of the Phillies and the Eagles. He spent many happy hours hunting and fishing with his brothers. Vacationing in Florida, with his wife Nellie, was another of his favorite activities.

Memberships: He was a devout Catholic, who was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Palmer Township. He was also a member of the Easton Senior Citizens' Center, where he served as treasurer for three years and conducted its bingo games for thirteen years.

Survivors: A son, Joseph Adamitis and his wife Loretta, of Phillipsburg, NJ; two daughters, Irene Cooke and her husband Jack, of Palmer Township and Jeanmarie Frezza, of Vernon, CT; nine grandchildren, Joseph, Eileen, Justin, David, Suzanne, Curtis, Cynthia, Daniel and Christian and fifteen great-grandchildren. Martin is further survived by three nieces, Joanna Shemo and Natalie Gripp, of Wilkes-Barre and Theresa Lambert, of Mountain Top and three nephews, Francis Gripp, Walter and Joseph Kalinowski, all of Wilkes-Barre. Preceding him in death were his brothers, John, Stanley, George and Michael and his sisters, Ann Millnamow and Stella Kalinowski.

Services: Were held Tuesday, February 11, from the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial  in St. Jane's Catholic Church, 4049 Hartley Avenue, Palmer Township. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Linda M. VanHorn

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Linda M. VanHorn, 60, of Wilson Borough, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014, in The Cancer Treatment Center of Philadelphia.

Born: March 23, 1953, in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Guy T. and Bridget Mercer Matthews.

Personal: She and her husband, Leonard R. VanHorn, Sr., celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on May 29, 2013. Linda had worked at Binney & Smith for 11 years. She attended Easton High School. Linda enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, reading, collecting teacups, and going to flea markets and yard sales.

Survivors: In addition to her husband, Leonard, Sr., she is survived by four sons, Robert VanBrackle and Matthew VanHorn, both of Wilson Borough, Leonard VanHorn, Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Parryville, PA and Richard VanBrackle and his wife, Tina, of Easton; two daughters, Melissa Rosario and her husband, George, of Wilson Borough and Cindy Hewko, of Allentown; three brothers, Guy Matthews, Jr., of Glendon, Leo Matthews and Dale Matthews, both of Easton; four sisters, Noreen Matthews, of Easton, Debbie Werkheiser, Carol Robertson, of Allentown and Kim Matthews, of Wilson Borough, 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, April VanHorn.

Services: Were held Thursday, February 6, 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

Memorials: May be made to the family c/o the funeral home, Easton, PA 18042.


Vincent Allen Seymore

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Vincent Allen Seymore, 49, of Schnecksville, PA, formerly of Easton, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at his home.

Born: December 23, 1964, in Wilson Borough, he was a son of the late Mark E., Jr. and Lucretia M. Dorsey Seymore.

Personal: Vince was employed by Xerox Corporation, Allentown, where he worked for over 20 years. He was a 1982 graduate of Easton High School. Vince loved spending time with his family and four-wheeling. He was an avid bowler and Dallas Cowboys fan. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors: A brother, Mark E. III and his wife Stacey, of Galloway, NJ; a sister, Denise Elaine Seymore and her partner Benita, of Bear, DE; three nephews, Kevin, Jr., Quay and Qian; two nieces, Akiaahia and Lakesha; four great-nephews, Ismil, Kris'yon , Jaquan and Kevin III; three great-nieces, Quayara, Aanyah and Alani and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services: A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, February 8, in Shiloh Chapel, 201 Brother Thomas Bright Ave., Easton. Burial will be in Easton Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA 18018.


Mary Audrey Michael

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Mary Audrey Michael, 93, formerly of Forks Township, PA, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014 in Alexandria Manor, Bath, where she resided.

Born: January 17, 1921, in Wheeling, WV, she was a daughter of the late John and Katherine Committee Stewart.

Personal: Her husband of 59 years, William E. Michael, died August 26, 2007. She was last employed by the former Pomeroy's, where she worked for fifteen years.

Memberships: Mary was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church.

Survivors: A daughter, Debra Beers and her husband Robert, of Wind Gap, PA and two grandchildren, Jarad Beers and Dominique "Niki" Michael. She was predeceased by a son, William D. Michael, who died April 29, 2011; three brothers, Leroy, Jack and Vernon Stewart; a sister, Norma June Ball and two half-sisters, Genevieve and Jess.

Services: Were held Friday, February 7, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 367 East Street Road, Trevose, PA 19053.


Leona R. Mewhinney

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Leona R. Mewhinney, 89, formerly of Williams Township, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 in Brakeley Park Care Center, Phillipsburg, NJ.

Born: June 5, 1924, in Califon, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Vernon, Sr. and Elizabeth Pickel Riley.

Personal: Her husband of 64 years, Richard L. Mewhinney, died November 23, 2009. Years ago, Leona was a teacher at High Bridge Elementary School, High Bridge, NJ. She graduated from High Bridge High School and Trenton State Teacher's College. Leona enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, and playing the piano.

Memberships: She was a member of St. John's Church on Morgan Hill. Leona was also a member of The Red Hat Society, Warren County Retired Educators and New Jersey Education Association.

Survivors: A daughter, Deborah M. Desjadon, of Phillipsburg, NJ; three granddaughters, Emily Williams, Alison Bohannon and Kimberly Desjadon and three great-granddaughters, Autumn Bohannon, Juliann Williams and Auraylia Martin. She was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia E. Wightman and a brother, Vernon Riley, Jr.

Services: Were held Friday, February 7, in St. John's Church on Morgan Hill, 2720 Morgan Hill Road, Williams Township. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in St. John's Union Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to the church, Easton, PA 18042.


William E. O’Brien, Jr.

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William E. "Bill" O'Brien, Jr., 76, of Easton, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2014 at his home.

Born: August 21, 1937, in Easton, he was a son of the late William E. Sr. and Arlene "Annie" Keener O'Brien.

Personal: He and his wife, the former Sheila H. Derringer Pittenger, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on November 25, 2013. Bill retired from Elementis, formerly Pfizer, where he worked for 36 years. He was also a self-employed master plumber. He graduated from Easton High School Class of 1957. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, boating and fishing, riding his Harley, and driving his Corvette. He was an avid Eagles fan.

Memberships: He was a life member of Citizens Hose Company and Order of Fleas.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, Sheila, he is survived by three sons, Billy and Kevin O'Brien, both of Easton and Matthew O'Brien, of Wilson Borough; three daughters, Diane, of Easton, Linda, of Bethlehem and Kimberly Niess, of the Poconos; a sister, Carolynn O'Brien, of Laurys Station; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Donald Pittenger, a brother, John O'Brien, and a granddaughter, Alyssa.

Services: Were held Thursday, February 6, 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: May be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.