Obituaries:

Listing is presented in alphabetical order, click name to see detailed obituary.  Obituaries not found on this page may be available on the Express-Times web page. Click here to go to the Express-Times search page.

Lester J. Ackerman

Gene D. Bechtel

Timothy P. Bowlby

Robert H. Briggs

Frederick E. Brunstetter, Jr.

Mary Ann Cameron

Mary I. Cantalupo

Cindy L. Case

Bruce J. Collins

Flora Cordovi

Dolores D. Cortright

Elissa M. Craig

Grace V. Deemer

Lillian L. Dungan

Frederick J. Elliott

Joesph M. Fabian

Richard Flyte

Elizabeth M. Frantz

William Garrecht

Jane P. Gleason

Edward A. Goold

Lynda A. Grosset

Dorothy M. Gwin

Agnes E. Hancaviz

Gary S. Hanisak

Marjorie T. Hartley

Richard M. Haslet

Joseph E. Henry, Jr.

Marjorie M. Hutchins

Emma L. Hutchison

Nellie D. Janowczyk

Edna M. Jones

Irene F. Katinis

Jeffrey A. Kephart

John C. Lamas

Grant M. McNear, Jr.

James S. F. McRae

Eladia Mercado

Betty J. Mertz

Logie E. Miller

Virginia B. Miller

Jean L. Morber

Dorothy M. Ott

Ernest F. Poff

Doris M. Rapp

David B. Raub

Charles W. Schaeffer

George L. Schermerhorn

Henrietta L. Schwar

Donald Singer

Robert P. Smith, Sr.

Barbara M. Stafnack

Seda Stanton

James R. Starner

Satya Suri

Louise C. Todd

Anthony A. Ventura

Marlene S. Weigand

Hilda M. Whitmore

Jack R. Yeisley

Rudolph G. Zatovich


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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 will be held at 6pm Tuesday in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough.  Call Tuesday 5-6pm in the funeral home. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

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 will be held at 10:30am Wednesday in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough.  Call Wednesday 9:30-10:30am in the funeral home.  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.


Jeffrey A. Kephart

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Jeffrey A. Kephart, 49, of West Decatur, PA, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at his home.

Born: April 17, 1965 in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was a son of Gerald R. and Alfreda Hughes Kephart, of Winnsboro, SC.

Personal: Jeff was employed by a security company. He was a 1983 graduate of Easton Area High School. Jeff was an avid NASCAR fan.

Survivors: In addition to his parents, Jerry and Freda, he is survived by a sister, Michelle Webb and her husband Bill, of Palmer Township; a nephew and a niece, Corey and Katrina Webb; a paternal grandmother, Edna Kephart, of Tyrone, PA; a maternal grandmother, Mercedes Seiple, of Palmer Township; two aunts, Jackie Seiple, of Palmer Township and Ethel Windsor, The Dalles, OR; and a cousin, Susan Hughes, of West Decatur. He was predeceased by a paternal grandfather, Edgar Kephart, maternal grandfathers, Alfred Hughes and Orville Seiple, and his fiancée, Brenda K. Sharrer.

Services: A Celebration of Life at was held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., 312 E. Locust St., Clearfield, PA.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Curwensville, PA. Online tributes may be made at www.bennettandhouser funeralhome or to www.mem.com.

Memorials: For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jeffrey to A.A. World Services, Inc., PO Box 459, Grand Central Station, NY, NY 10163.


Doris M. Rapp

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Doris M. Rapp, 84, of Appleton, WI, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 after an extended illness.

Born: June 28, 1930, in Easton, PA, daughter of the late Elwood H. Sr. and Dorothy M. Little Bloss.

Personal: Doris graduated from Wilson High School Class of 1948 and regularly attended her class reunions. She lived in the Easton, PA area until moving to Wisconsin in 1972. Doris enjoyed writing poetry and creating photo albums for her nine grandchildren that she presented upon their graduation.

Survivors: Her soul mate and partner in life of 32 years, Ronald F. Schemmel, Sr., with whom she resided; a son, Kenneth T. Rapp and his wife Beverly, of Springfield, PA; three daughters, Sherry Redmond and her husband Michael, of Walsenburg, CO, Ronda Ireland and her husband Glen, of Fonthill, Ontario, Canada, and Pamela Rapp, of Raleigh, NC; nine grandchildren, and three great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Elwood H. Bloss, Jr. and Jack Bloss.

Services: Were held Saturday, September 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.


Ernest F. Poff

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Ernest F. Poff, 81, of Wilson Borough, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born: January 25, 1933 in Easton, PA, he was a son of the late Charles S. Sr. and Evelyn Knipe Poff.

Personal: He and his wife, the former Patricia J. Rollman, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 26, 2014. Ernest retired in 1989 from AT&T, formerly Western Electric, where he was employed for 32 years. Prior to that, he was employed by the former Dixie Cup Company and Valley Tool and Engineering. He was a 1951 graduate of Wilson High School and served with the Navy during the Korean War. Ernest enjoyed fishing, reading and woodworking.

Memberships: He was a member of New Creation United Church of Christ, formerly Memorial United Church of Christ. He was also a member of the Wilson Boro Republican Club; Dallas Lafayette Lodge 396, F & AM; Shriners International, Bethlehem Shrine Club and Rajah Temple, Reading.

Survivors: In addition to his wife Patricia, he is survived by a son, Brian L. Poff, of Wilson Borough; a daughter, Nancy Poff Hank and her husband Wayne, of Quakertown; five grandchildren, Brendan M. Poff and his wife Kristin, Tara L. DiMatteo and her wife Jeanine, Ryan Poff, Sarah K. and Lauren R. Hank; two great-grandchildren, Reilly and Kaden Poff; three brothers, Jack L. Poff and his wife Jackie, of Phillipsburg, NJ, Charles S. Jr. and James S. Poff, both of Easton; a sister, Shirley M. Kerbaugh and her husband Jack, of Palmer Township; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jennifer L. Hank, a brother, Charles T. Poff, a sister, Charlotte G. Poff, and a half-brother, Donald Savitz.

Services: Were held Wednesday, September 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

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.


Joseph E. Henry, Jr.

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Joseph E. Henry, Jr., 69, of Forks Township, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born: September 18, 1944 in Clarendon, Jamaica West Indies. He was the son of the late Joseph E. Sr. and Frances Thomas Henry.

Personal: He and his wife, Madge, formerly Wallen, celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on August 17, 2014. Joe was the owner/operator of his own trucking company. Prior to that, he was a fireman in Kingston, Jamaica. Joe had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed the outdoors; especially landscaping throughout his yard. He also loved collecting antiques. Some of his greatest accomplishments included completing the Boston, Philadelphia and New York Marathons.

Memberships: He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Madge; three sons, Max (NJ), Joseph III and Noel (Easton); three daughters, Joan and Tracey (NJ), and Robyn (NC); five brothers, Archer (New Rochelle, NY), Owen "Bobby" (TX), James (Queens, NY) Maurice and Basil (Jamaica); two sisters, Pauline (Jamaica) and Ruth (Florida); and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Jerome.

Services: Were held Thursday, September 4, in Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Flowers can be sent to the funeral home. Offer online condolences at
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Virginia B. Miller

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Virginia Brightbill Miller, 93, of Easton, PA, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born: November 30, 1920, in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Harvey L. and Reba Pfeffer Brightbill.

Personal: Her husband, Robert F. Miller, died November 23, 1993. Ginny retired in 1973 as secretary to the business administrator for the City of Easton. She graduated from Wilson High School Class of 1939.

Memberships: Ginny was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where she was a former Sunday school and Bible school teacher, served on the altar guild for ten years, served as secretary for the former Lydia Circle and was a member of the former Joyful Workers. She was a forty year member and former secretary of St. Paul's Quilters. Years ago, Ginny was a Den Mother of Cub Pack #6.

Survivors: A son, Gary R. Miller and his wife Martine, of Fort Collins, CO; a sister, Wanda Hays, of Centerville, Virginia; two grandchildren, Mundy and Benjamin Miller; and a great-grandson, Pollux Morrow. She was predeceased by three sisters, Missouri Koechig, Myrtle Lamas, and Elaine Coyle.

Services: Were held Tuesday, September 2, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick Street, Easton. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 610 W. Berwick Street, Easton, PA 18042.


Frederick J. Elliott

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Frederick J. Elliott, 68, of Nazareth, formerly of Big Red, TX, passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 in Gracedale.

Born: September 19, 1945 in Waterbury, CT, he was a son of the late Frank and Margaret Kelly Elliott.

Personal: His wife, the former Janet Malenski, and his three year old daughter, Tracey Lynn Elliott, both died on March 15, 1972. His companion of 18 years, Doris Jean Lear, died May 25, 2008. Fred retired in 2012 as a truck driver from McLean Packaging Corporation of Nazareth, where he was employed for 19 years. He served with the Navy during the Vietnam War.

Memberships: Fred was a member of Concordia Maennerchor, Brown & Lynch American Legion Post 9, East Lawn Fire Co. and Palmer Volunteer Fire Company #2.

Survivors: A son, The Rev. Todd Elliott, of Austin, TX; a daughter, Sandi Smith and her husband James, of Big Red, TX; five stepchildren, Beatrice Philhower, of Easton, Elmer Philhower and his wife Cathy, of Shamokin, PA, Pamela Miller and her husband Gene Jr., of Bangor, Jerry Philhower, of Houtzdale, PA, and Tom Philhower and his wife Lisa, of Easton; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-children. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Thomas and George Elliott, and a sister, Anna Marie Fitzgerald.

Services: Friends and family are welcome to attended a memorial service Thursday, August 28, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 968 Postal Road, Suite 110, Allentown, PA 18109 or the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.


James S. F. McRae

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James S. Farine "Pharoah" McRae, 44, of Easton, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his home.

Born: February 25, 1970 in Philadelphia, PA, he was a son of Carolyn L. Fann McRae, of Easton, and the late Bishop Clyde R. McRae, Sr., who was the founder of Open Bible Evangelical Church of God in Christ.

Personal: James loved to make people smile, and enjoyed telling jokes and cutting hair.

Memberships: He was a member of Open Bible Evangelical Church of God in Christ, where he was a former drummer.

Survivors: In addition to his mother, Carolyn, he is survived by two daughters, Tiffany McRae, of Easton, and Cheyenne McRae, of Plainfield, NJ; two brothers, Bishop Clyde R. McRae, Jr., and his wife Earlene, of Philadelphia, and The Rev. Fred B. McRae, of Easton; two sisters, Mary Denise Pound and her husband Larry, and Carolyn V. McRae-Williams, all of Easton; two granddaughters, Lynnise "Mookie" McRae and Alisa Evans; five nieces and six nephews.

Services: Will be held at 11am Friday, August 30. in Open Bible Evangelical Church of God in Christ, 1412 Lehigh St., Easton. Call Friday 9-11am in the church. Burial will be in South Easton Cemetery. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton, is in charge of arrangements. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Louise C. Todd

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Louise C. Todd, 91, of Saucon Valley Manor, Hellertown, formerly of Springtown, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014 in St. Luke's Hospital-Anderson.

Born: February 5, 1923 in Temple, TX, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Minnie Lee Querner Campbell.

Personal: Her husband, Victor H. Todd, Jr., died in 1976. She was a graduate of Brackenridge High School, San Antonio, TX. Louise loved to cook for family and friends.

Survivors: Two sons, Tim Todd, and Norman S. Todd and his wife Carol; and a granddaughter, Morgan Todd.

Services: Private services under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Betty J. Mertz

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Betty J. Mertz, 82, of Palmer Township, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014 in VNA of St. Luke's Hospice House.

Born: December 9, 1931 in Palmerton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Robert J. and Alma M. Miller DeLong.

Personal: Her husband of 37 years, Alvin R. Mertz, died January 16, 1990. Betty retired from the former Merchants Bank, formerly Easton National Bank & Trust, where she worked in the Easton and Allentown branches for 20 years. She was a 1949 graduate of Palmerton High School. Betty loved spending time with her family, attending their sporting events and concerts. She also enjoyed shopping, traveling and attending family gatherings.

Survivors: Two daughters, Melinda Malarchik and her husband Rod, and Beverly Vogel and her husband Jack; a son, Scott A. Mertz and his wife Lisa; and two sisters, Joan Messner and Sally Beers, all of Palmer Township; six grandchildren, Jennifer Vail and her husband Ken, Jason and Jaime Malarchik, Thomas Vogel and his wife Megan, Ryan and Alec Mertz.

Services: 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: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, 4240 Fritch Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18020.


Irene F. Katinis

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Irene Frieda Katinis, 89, formerly of North Fort Myers, FL and Wilson Borough, PA, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 in ManorCare, Palmer Township.

Born: August 14, 1925, in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Charles M. and Mary Daubert Moyer.

Personal: Her husband of 26 years, John C. Katinis, died July 14, 2006.

Survivors: A daughter, Gloria Lutz and her husband Ralph, of Phillipsburg, NJ; a son, Stephen Joyner and his wife Kathy, of Largo, FL; a brother, Stephen Moyer and his wife Rose, of North Port, FL; a step-son, John Katinis, Jr., of Easton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Krista Shandor; two sisters, Hazel Werkheiser and Mildred Benz, and a step-son, Dennis Katinis.

Services: A graveside service was held Thursday, August 21, in Easton Cemetery, 401 N. 7th Street, Easton. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to Heartland Hospice, 881 Marcon Boulevard, Ste. 3700, Allentown, PA 18109-9379.


Seda Stanton

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Seda Stanton, 65, of Bethlehem, PA, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 in St. Luke's Hospice House.

Born: August 9, 1949, in Thailand.

Personal: Her husband Norman passed away in 2007. She was employed by Nova Tech Electronics for thirty years. Seda enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, shopping and cooking.

Memberships: She was a member of Olivet United Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: Two sons, Tony Stanton, of Kendall Park, NJ and Jason Stanton and his companion Ashley Zong, of Bethlehem; and two grandchildren, Gaby and Michael Stanton. She is also survived by Cynthia Stanton and Nicole Vernon.

Services: A memorial service was held Wednesday, August 20, in Olivet Presbyterian Church, 1151 Northampton Street, Easton. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Hay's Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


John C. Lamas

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John C. Lamas, 90, of Forks Township, PA, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in Easton Hospital.

Born: October 27, 1923, in Easton, he was a son of the late John Charles and Adeline Andrews Lamas.

Personal: His wife of nearly 67 years, the former Myrtle G. Brightbill, died June 25, 2013. John and his wife had co-owned the 1818 Tavern from 1973-1984. Previously, he was employed by Ingersoll Rand Company for 32 years. Years ago, he was a part-time police officer for Palmer Township. He graduated from Wilson High School. John served with the Army during WWII. He enjoyed camping, traveling to Florida, and playing the saxophone. John was an avid fan of jazz and big band music.

Memberships: He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Tatamy.

Survivors: Two sons, Larry J. Lamas, of Forks Township, formerly of Saylorsburg, and William J. Lamas and his wife Ora, of Forks Township; eight grandchildren, Christian Lamas and his wife Michelle, Shari Lamas, Shane Lamas and his wife Jenna, Jason and Nathan Lamas, Stephen DeLeon, Jr. and his wife Adrienne, Stephanie and Kevin DeLeon; and eleven great-grandchildren, Sabrina, Logan, Marriah, Stone, Cooper, Sawyer, Piper, Alexander, Dylan, Aidan and Alessio. He was predeceased by a brother, William R. Lamas and a sister Betty McPeek.

Services: Were held Saturday, August 16, 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 Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.


Jack R. Yeisley

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Jack R. Yeisley, 74, of Easton, PA, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born: October 24, 1939, in Easton, he was a son of the late John E. and Katherine Lowe Yeisley.

Personal: He and his wife, the former Adrienne Ziegler, celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary on January 31, 2014. Jack last worked for Giant Food Stores. Previously, he was employed by the former Eastern Affiliates and the former Losey & Company. He graduated from Easton High School Class of 1957.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, Adrienne, he is survived by a daughter, Dana Goffredo and her husband William, of Bangor and a granddaughter, Brooke Goffredo. He was predeceased by a sister, Betty Bartholomew.

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

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family c/o the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042.


Eladia Mercado

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Eladia Mercado, 98, of Forks Township, PA, formerly of New York, NY, passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at her home.

Born: January 8, 1916, in Yauco, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Carlo and Saturnina Silva Garcia.

Personal: Her husband of 52 years, Juan Mercado, died earlier. She enjoyed cooking.

Memberships: Eladia was a member of Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, New York City.

Survivors: A daughter, Milagros Herrera and her husband Carlos, of Forks Township; and a brother, Daniel Arena, of Puerto Rico. She was predeceased by a son, Jose Manuel Mercado, who died in 2010, and a sister, Rosa Vega.

Services: Were held Monday, August 18, from the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial  in St. Bernard's Oratory, 132 S. Fifth St., Easton. Burial will be in St. Raymond Cemetery, Bronx, New York. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


Marjorie M. Hutchins

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Marjorie M. Hutchins, 85, of Bethlehem Township, PA, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 in VNA of St. Luke's Hospice House.

Born: June 21, 1929, in Rumney, NH, she was a daughter of the late Elwin and Ethel Coburn Manion.

Personal: Her husband Maurice B. Hutchins, died earlier. Marjorie was last employed by the former Toman Springs, where she worked for twelve years. She graduated from Plymouth High School, New Hampshire. Marjorie enjoyed bingo and knitting.

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

Survivors: A daughter, Deborah A. Allen and her husband Duane, of Wind Gap; a son, Lester Hutchins; three grandchildren, Joshua Hutchins, Amber and Trista Allen; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Stuart Hutchins, who died in 2011 and an infant son, Steven Hutchins; two brothers, Stanley and Robert Manion and four sisters, Shirley Heights, Maude Prescott, Helen Babin and Ruth Brown.

Services: A memorial service was held Friday, August 15, in Christ United Methodist Church, 400 W. Berwick Street, Easton. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer on-line condolences at
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Memorials: May be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Emma L. Hutchison

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Emma L. Hutchison, 86, of Bethlehem, formerly of Wilson Borough and Easton, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 in Alexandria Manor-Bethlehem.

Born: December 10, 1927 in Easton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah Collins Mullen.

Personal: Her husband, Arthur C. Hutchison, died February 4, 2004. Emma retired from Binney & Smith where she was employed for 30 years. Years ago, she had also worked for the former C.K. Williams and Dixie Cup Co. She was a 1945 graduate of Easton High School. Emma enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, reading and traveling.

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

Survivors: A daughter, Carole Hocking and her husband Kevin, of Palmer Township; a son-in-law, Allen H. Sakamoto, of Easton; and three grandchildren, Ryan and Sean Sakamoto, and Sarah Hocking. She was predeceased by her daughter, Eileen A. Sakamoto in 2010, and three brothers, Daniel, William and John Mullen.

Services: Were held Tuesday, August 12, 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.

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


Richard M. Haslet

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Richard M. "Dick" Haslet, 92, of Bethlehem Township, PA, formerly of Pines Lake, NJ, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at his home.

Born: September 29, 1921 in Butler, PA, he was a son of the late Guy K. and Hannah M. Lippey Haslet.

Personal: He and his wife, Clara Jeanette Laubach Call Haslet, celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on October 25, 2013. His first wife, the former Margaret Jean Tripp, died earlier. Dick retired in 1982 from AT&T where he was employed for 36 years. He was a 1939 graduate of Easton High School where he was a 2- time District 11 high hurdles champion and in 1943 he received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University where he was on the fencing and track teams. He served as a mine officer with the US Navy during World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres. Dick was involved in Boy Scouts of America for 15 years where he achieved the Eagle Scout (Silver Palm). He later served in the Explorer Sea Scouts as Skipper on Ship 107, Pines Lake, NJ. Dick enjoyed woodworking.

Memberships: He was a member of Flicksville United Church of Christ where he was a former deacon. He was a former member of Troop V-3 at College Hill Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: In addition to his wife Clara Jeanette, he is survived by a son, Richard K. Haslet and his wife Christine, of Martha's Vineyard, MA; a daughter, Barbara H. Coulter, of West Milford, NJ; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Alice E. Haslet and Barbara H. Conrad.

Services: Were held Friday, August 8, 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.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Flicksville U.C.C., 1337 Lower South Main St., Bangor, PA 18013.


Elizabeth M. Frantz

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Elizabeth M. "Betty" Frantz, 92, of West Easton, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 in VNA of St. Luke's Hospice House.

Born: September 17, 1921 in Mount Pocono, PA, she was a daughter of the late LeRoy and Rose Elwine Walker.

Personal: Her husband, Robert R. Frantz, died October 20, 2008. Betty was employed by the former Sobel Metal Corporation for over 20 years. She was a 1939 graduate of Wilson High School. Betty enjoyed golfing and bowling.

Memberships: She was a member of several social clubs.

Survivors: A daughter, Andrea C. Hammond and her fiance Richard Praetorius, of Bethlehem; a son, James Frantz and his wife Barbara, of Henrico, VA; five grandchildren, Kimmberly, Paul, Robert, Emily and Nicole; and six great- grandchildren, Storm, Stone, Sage, Sebastian, Sasha and Brooke. She was predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Hammond.

Services: Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough, is in charge of arrangements. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to the charity of one's choice.


Cindy L. Case

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Cindy L. Case, 58, of Allentown, formerly of Phillipsburg, NJ, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at her home.

Born: October 12, 1955 in Phillipsburg, NJ, she was a daughter of Lorraine Solt Savary, of Williams Township, and the late William A. Miller, Sr.

Personal: She was a 1974 graduate of Phillipsburg High School. Cindy loved spending time with her grandchildren and Shupie (Mom's dog).

Survivors: In addition to her mother Lorraine, she is survived by her husband, Frank Virnelson, of Allentown; two daughters, Jennifer Stocklas, of Bath, and Kari Case, of Northampton; a brother, Danny Miller and his wife Lynn, of Upper Mt. Bethel; four sisters, Debby Roscioli and her husband Bob, of Williams Township, Kimberly Simeone and her husband Bob, of Easton, Kathy Walsh and her husband Bob, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, and Terry Mann and her husband Ted, of Australia; three grandchildren, Alexa, Joshua and Noah; her former husband, Kenneth Case, of Phillipsburg, NJ; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by an infant brother, William A. Miller, Jr.

Services: At Cindy's request, her body was donated to Humanity Gifts Registry, Philadelphia. A memorial service was held Tuesday, August 5, in Alpha Presbyterian Church, 859 High St., Alpha, NJ. 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 JDRF, 225 City Line Ave., Suite 104, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.


Grave V. Deemer

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Grace V. Deemer, 85, of Easton, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born: May 3, 1929, in Easton, she was a daughter of the late William and Annie Everett Hank.

Personal: She was last employed by Spring Garden Children's Center. Grace enjoyed jigsaw and crossword puzzles, reading, watching soap operas, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.

Survivors: Two sons, Roy D. Hank and his wife Alice, and Barry W. Deemer, all of Easton; five daughters, Joan M. Nemeth and her husband Henry, of The Villages, FL, Carol R. Olsen and her companion John Pysher, of Easton, Janet L. Jacoby and her companion Chris Faust, of Forks Township, Darlene A. Boss and her husband Howard, of Williams Township and Lisa M. Bedoya and her husband Victor, of Palmer Township; a brother, Frederick Hank and his wife, Beverly, of Lower Nazareth Township; four sisters, Anna Meuser, of Bethlehem Township, Mabel Leichliter, of Easton, Ella Meckes, of Northampton and Sarah Horning, of West Easton; twelve grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, a great-great- grandson, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five brothers, Russell, Francis, Donald and William, Jr. and Lloyd Hank, and three sisters, Betty Bennett, Shirley and Loretta Hank.

Services: Were held Monday, August 4, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton Street, Wilson Borough. Call Monday 12:30-1:30pm in the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in South Easton Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.


Nellie D. Janowczyk

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Nellie D. Janowczyk, 74, of Williams Township, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 in VNA of St. Luke's Hospice House.

Born: August 2, 1939, in Charleston, SC, she was a daughter of the late Richard F. and Nellie Johnson Dawsey.

Personal: Her husband of 17 years, Fred Janowczyk, died earlier. Nellie was last employed by the Medical University of South Carolina. She graduated from St. Andrew's High School. Nellie enjoyed bird watching, gardening, reading and working jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors: A daughter, Jenny Frindt and her husband, Barry, of Williams Township; a son, Lawrence "Lucky" Lynn, Jr., of Awendaw, SC; a sister, Margie Dawsey Crosby and her husband Horace Crosby, of John's Island, SC, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Richard "Ricky" Lynn and James "Kenny" Lynn, Sr.; a step-daughter, Tammy Rabon and a sister, Anice Davis.

Services: A Celebration of Nellie's life was held for family and friends on Thursday, July 31st at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Barry Frindt, of Williams Township. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton, is in charge of arrangements.

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


Donna B. Williams

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Donna B. Williams, 60, of Forks Township, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 in Manor Care, Palmer Township.

Born: November 30, 1953 in Allentown, PA, she was a daughter of Theresa Ernst Bushner, of Allentown, and the late Stanley Bushner.

Personal: She and her husband, Michael R. Williams, celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on March 13, 2014. Donna retired in July 2014 from Crayola where she was employed for 32 years. She was a 1971 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and received a B.A. in Government Administration from Shippensburg University in 1975. Donna was passionate about her career and enjoyed her co-workers. She loved day trips with her family, vacationing in Myrtle Beach, SC, and going to casinos.

Memberships: She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Survivors: In addition to her husband Michael and mother Theresa, she is survived by two sons, David M. and his wife Melissa, of Richmond Heights, OH, and Andrew M., at home; a brother, Stanley Bushner and his wife Nanci, and two sisters, Teresa and Alice Bushner, all of Allentown; her mother-in-law, Monica Williams, of Palmer Township; two brothers-in-law, Russell A. Williams, of Palmer Township, and Robert B. Williams and his wife Linda, of Bethlehem Township; three sisters-in-law, Monica Williams, of Williams Township, Mary Ann McFetridge and her husband James, of Kunkletown, PA, and Judy Young and her husband Wayne, of Cape Coral, FL; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Janine Marie, and her father-in-law, Russell Williams.

Services: Were held Wednesday, July 29, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 9th and Lehigh St., Easton. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to the church, c/o 900 Washington St., Easton, PA 18042 or the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.


Frederick E. Brunstetter, Jr.

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Frederick E. Brunstetter, Jr., 75, of Wilson Borough, formerly of Souderton, PA, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born: September 17, 1938 in Easton, PA, he was a son of the late Frederick E. Sr. and Dorothy Grube Brunstetter.

Personal: His wife of 38 years, the former Miriam T. Miller, died June 28, 1997. He was last employed by Easton Hospital. He had worked for American Olean Tile Company for 34 years. Fred loved softball and Old Western movies. He was an avid Easton football, Penn State Nittany Lions and New York Yankees fan.

Memberships: He was a former member of River of God Fellowship Church, where he was a trustee for six years. He attended Steel City Mennonite Church.

Survivors: Two sons, Darren E. and his wife Carol, of Bath, and Mark W. and his companion Arlene Stocker, of Wilson Borough; two daughters, Jacqueline J. Eike and her husband Claude, with whom he resided, and Sherry L. LaDuca and her husband Paul, of Easton; five brothers, The Rev. Charles and his wife Mim, of Bethlehem Township, Robert and his wife Ruth and Terry and his wife Kathy, all of Souderton, PA, Richard and his wife Wanda, of Washington State, and James, of Stroudsburg; two sisters, Bonnie Steuer and her husband Frank, of Palmer Township, and Doreen Casella, of Easton; and three grandchildren, Paige, Derek and Devin LaDuca. He was predeceased by three brothers, Donald, Kenneth and Barry.

Services: Were held Tuesday, July 28, in River of God Fellowship Church, 813 Reynolds St., Easton. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Hay's Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to the National Stroke Association, 9707 East Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112
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Robert H. Briggs

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Robert Henry Briggs, 63, of Palmer Township, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 in St. Luke's Hospital-Anderson Campus.

Born: January 1, 1951, in Cherryville, PA, he was a son of the late Bertram Henry and Rose Marie Deutsch Briggs.

Personal: He and his wife, the former Cathy Ann "Katie" Nodoline, celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on April 16, 2014. Bob was manager of Eastern US Operations for Pilgrim Land Services. He graduated from Allen High School Class of 1968. Bob was an avid Alabama football fan and enjoyed taking his wife's 1953 five window Chevy truck to car shows.

Memberships: He was a member of Safety First Volunteer Fire Co., Citizens Hose Co., Avona Volunteer Fire Co. and Wilson Boro Republican Club.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, Katie, he is survived by three daughters, Brandy Briggs, of Allentown, Kaitlyn E. Patton and her husband Ethan, of Chattanooga, TN and Marissa R. Briggs, at home; four brothers, David, of Macungie, Donald, of Lancaster, Gary, of Kutztown and Dale, of Arizona; and his English Bulldog, Stewie. He was predeceased by a sister, Patsy and his Miniature Doxie, Earl.

Services: A Celebration of Bob's Life was held Sunday, July 26, in Safety First Volunteer Fire Co., 307 6th Street, West Easton, followed by a time of food and fellowship. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer on-line condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his wife, Cathy, c/o the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042, to be used to establish a scholarship in Bob's name for an Allen High School student.


Jane P. Gleason

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Jane P. Gleason, 84, of Easton, formerly of Piscataway, NJ, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Joe Gembarski.

Born: January 21, 1930 in East Orange, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Robert Jr. and Gertrude Deicke Paterson.

Personal: She and her husband, Frederick F. Gleason, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on October 28, 2013. Jane retired as the Special Deputy Surrogate from Middlesex County, NJ, where she was employed for over 20 years. She was a graduate of East Orange High School and Berkeley Secretarial School, East Orange. Jane loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed watching old movies, knitting and visiting Lancaster, PA and Cape Cod, MA.

Memberships: She was a member of Raritan Valley Baptist Church, Edison, NJ. She was also a member of the New Jersey Lighthouse Society and F.I.S.H., a group that prepares and delivers food to needy families in Middlesex County, NJ.

Survivors: In addition to her husband Frederick, she is survived by 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, and Nancy Gembarski and her husband Joe, of Bangor; fourteen grandchildren, Robert, Stephen, Eric, Adam and Isabelle Gleason, Rob Mantia, Justin Duval, Matthew, Daniel, Noelle and Philip Watters, Kevin, Brian and John Gembarski; and a great- grandson, Nicholas Gleason.

Services: Were held Saturday, July 26, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be held at 9:30am Tuesday, July 29, in the BG William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Rd., Wrightstown, NJ. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Raritan Valley Baptist Church, 592 Old Post Rd., Edison, NJ 08817.


Joseph M. Fabian

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Joseph Michael Fabian, 80, of Avona Heights, Wilson Borough, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born: March 17, 1934 in Bethlehem, PA, he was a son of the late Kalman S. and Anna M. Fetko Fabian.

Personal: He and his wife, the former Thelma Brotzman, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on June 18, 2014. Joe retired from Western Electric where he was employed for over 30 years. He graduated from Bethlehem Technical High School and attended Lafayette College. He served with the Army. Joe enjoyed watching his grandchildren's sports activities and gardening. He was known for his good nature, generosity and sense of humor. Years ago he was active in golf and bowling leagues.

Memberships: He was of the Catholic faith. Joe was a member of the National Sokols and Telephone Pioneers.

Survivors: In addition to his wife Thelma, he is survived by a son, Michael and his wife Joanne, of Williams Township; two daughters, Jane Marie Nigrelli and her husband Lucio, of Bethlehem Township, and Karen Spinelli and her husband Joseph, of Centennial, CO; three sisters, Mary Sefcik, of Allentown, Anna Sopko and her husband Robert, and Helen Fabian, both of Bethlehem; and six grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew and Daniel Nigrelli, Paris Fabian Spinelli, Michael J. and Hannah Fabian.

Services: Were held Saturday, July 26, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Burial in Hay's Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.


David B. Raub

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David B. Raub, 75, of Williams Township, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was cared for by the wonderful aides and nurses of Life Choice Hospice.

Born: October 29, 1938, in Easton, he was a son of the late John and Isabelle Clark Raub.

Personal: He and his wife, the former Sandra Kinsey, celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on January 16, 2014. David was last employed by Trinkley's Escort. Previously he had worked at Chrin's Tire & Wheel, Big A Auto Parts and Nazareth Steel. He had also been the owner and operator of Dave's Mobil on 3rd Street and on 13th Street in Easton. He graduated from Wilson High School Class of 1956.

Memberships: David was one of the founders of the Easton Slow Pitch League and the 35+ Veterans League. He served on the Williams Township Zoning Board. He was a lifetime member of Order of Fleas. He was a former member of the Lions Club and St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Sandra; he is survived by three daughters, Michelle Vail and her husband Ron, Deborah James and her husband Paul, and Danielle Loucks and her husband Cory, all of Easton; seven grandchildren, Nicole, Ashley, Allison and her fiancé, Brian, Ron "Bud" and his fiancée, Kelly, Brittany and her husband Matt, Courtney and Shelby; five great- grandchildren, Parker, Isaiah, Ava, Jackson and Preston; a brother, John "Jack" Raub and his wife Marlo; his favorite sister-in-law, Andrea Miller and her husband John; three brothers-in-law, Robert Kinsey and his wife Carol, Dale Kinsey and his wife Nina, and John Corona; nieces and nephews.

Services: Were held Friday, July 25, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick Street, Easton. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, Life Choice Hospice, 10 Zion Church Road, Suite 204, Shoemakersville, PA 19555 or the charity of your choice.


Anthany A. Ventura

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Anthony A. "Tony" Ventura, 55, of Bushkill, PA, formerly of Wilson Borough, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Born: May 3, 1959 in Newark, NJ, he was a son of the late Louis and Elma Lunga Ventura.

Personal: Tony was a graduate of South Plainfield High School and continued his education in the IBEW electrical apprenticeship program. He went on to become a licensed electrician in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was employed as an electrician by IBEW, Local 102 for over 20 years. Tony was a highly skilled tradesman that took pride and honor in his craft. He enjoyed working with his hands and most of all, riding his Harley.

Memberships: He was a member of Safety First Volunteer Fire Company.

Survivors: Two daughters, Erica, of Coplay, and Kelly A., of Allentown; a son, Anthony S., of Wilson Borough; a brother, Louis and his wife Fran, of Point Pleasant, NJ; a sister, Roseanne, of South Plainfield, NJ; and his former wife, Jeanne O'Rourke Ventura, of Daytona Beach, FL.

Services: Were held Thursday, July 24, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, c/o the funeral home, Easton, PA 18042.


James R. Starner

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James R. Starner, 65, of Lower Mt. Bethel Township, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 in Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Born: June 18, 1949 in Pen Argyl, PA, he was a son of the late Lester and Violet Kellow Starner.

Personal: He and his wife, the former Roxann "Rocky" Hayes, celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on March 5, 2014. Jim was a self-employed painter. He was a 1968 graduate of Easton Area High School. Jim enjoyed barrel racing, playing pool, riding horses and was a #1 flag racer. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved making eggies for his granddaughter.

Memberships: He was a member of Forks United Church of Christ. Jim was a member of Starner Mountain Hunting Club, Slate Belt Men's Pool League, A.P.A,
T.A.P and various area clubs. He was a former member of E.P.G.A.

Survivors: In addition to his wife Rocky, he is survived by a son, Joshua J. and his wife Heather, of Forks Township; a brother, Dale and his wife Kim, of Forks Township; three sisters, Rita Gallagher and her husband Mark, of the Poconos, Bonnie and Pat Starner, both of Easton; a granddaughter, Raven Anderson; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Loretta Starner.

Services: Were held Monday, July 21, in Fork's U.C.C., 4500 Sullivan Trail, Stockertown. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough, is in charge of arrangements. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: May be made to the church, Stockertown, PA 18083.


Gary S. Hanisak

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Gary S. Hanisak, 55, of Wilson Borough, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Easton Hospital.

Born: August 19, 1958, in Wilson Borough, PA, he was a son of the late Gerald and Marian Case Hanisak.

Personal: He and his wife, Petty, would have celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on August 24, 2014. Gary was employed by Redner's Market, Palmer Township, for fifteen years. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his lab "Meadow" and was an avid NY Jets and Baltimore Orioles fan.

Survivors: In addition to his wife, Petty, he is survived by a daughter, April Hanisak, of Pittsburgh; a step-daughter, Pam Eisenreich and her husband Michael, of Northampton; and a step-son, Skip Kramer, of Allentown.

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

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


Donald Singer

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Donald Singer, 80, of Greendell, NJ, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Easton.

Born: November 12, 1933, he was a son of Louis and Gertrude Singer.

Personal: He was retired from the East Orange New Jersey Veterans Administration where he worked for 25 years.

Survivors: A brother, David Singer, nieces and nephews.

Services: Private arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton.


William Garrecht

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William Garrecht, 80, of Easton, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 at his home.

Born: May 23, 1934 in Easton, PA, he was a son of the late Thomas and Sarah Ricca Garrecht.

Personal: His wife of 37 years, the former Helen Brower, died April 4, 1994. William was last employed by Louie's Café, Easton. Prior to that, he was the owner and operator of Tommy's Café and employed by various construction companies. He attended Easton High School where he played football. He was a graduate of Fork Union Military Academy where he played football, and attended Louisville University. William enjoyed watching sports, especially football and had coached little league baseball.

Memberships: He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.

Survivors: A son, Scott Lipare and his wife Doreen, of Bethlehem Township; four daughters, Donna E. Miller, of Wilson Borough, Cindy L. Wilson and her husband Warren, of Bethlehem Township, Lori A. Mitchell and her fiancé Keith DePre, of Bushkill Township, and Tammy R. Garrecht, with whom he resided; fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas G. Garrecht, four brothers, Leonard, Joseph, Gilbert "By" and an infant, Anthony Falcone; and a granddaughter, Faith Garrecht.

Services: Were held Monday, July July 14, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton.  Private interment will be in St. Joseph's New Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family c/o the funeral home, Easton, PA 18042.


Henrietta L. Schwar

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Henrietta L. Schwar, 93, formerly of West Easton, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Old Orchard Health Care Center.

Born: September 16, 1920, in Phillipsburg, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Liveria Pursell Fisher.

Personal: Her husband of 53 years, Bernard F. Schwar, Sr., died May 2, 1995. Years ago, Henrietta worked for the former Rudolph's Pocketbook Factory. She graduated from Phillipsburg High School. Henrietta enjoyed bingo, crocheting and playing the piano and organ.

Memberships: She was a member of Green Pond United Methodist Church. Henrietta had been an active member of the former Glendon United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Dorcas Society and helped with rummage and bake sales.

Survivors: A son, Bernard F. Schwar, Jr., of Rileyville, PA; a daughter, Linda L. Poole and her husband Michael, of Forks Township, five grandchildren, Deborah, Michael, Kerri, Bernard W. and Kelly, and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by three brothers, John, Grant and Gerald Fisher and three sisters, Rella Sickles, Marguerite Graham and Dorothy Lippincott.

Services: Were held Tuesday, July 15, 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.


Lynda A. Grosset

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Lynda A. Grosset, 64, of Moore Township, formerly of Easton, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born: December 21, 1949 in Wilson Borough, PA, she was a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Evelyn I. Barber Deck.

Personal: She and her husband, James F. Grosset, celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on November 24, 2013. Lynda was employed by the former Orr's of Easton and the former Mohican Market.

Survivors: She is survived by her husband James.

Services: Were held Tuesday, July 8, in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.