Northampton Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Barbara A. Morrow

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Barbara A. Morrow, 76, of Northampton, died March 15, 2020, at ManorCare Health Services, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Robert Morrow for 19 years.

She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jeanette (Fillman) Holubowski.

She was a 1962 graduate of Northampton High School. She attended the Jan Nagy School of Modeling, Allentown, where she modeled for several years.

She was an examiner in the engineering department of Western Electric, Allentown, for 32 years until she retired in 1997.

Thelma M. Jandrisevitz

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Valleyview Baptist Church member

Thelma M. Jandrisevitz, 93, of Allen Township, died March 22, 2020, in her home. She was the wife of the late John F. Jandrisevitz.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Mahlon J. and Anna L. (Sherrer) Nace.

She was a graduate of William Allen High School.

She worked for the MailRoom Store, Allentown. Previously, she worked for the former Quaker State Shoe Company and Kings Department Store, both in Allentown.

She was a member of Valleyview Baptist Church, Northampton.

She was a member of Little Vets, Lansdale, and the AARP.

Curtis M. Friebolin

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Northampton

Curtis M. Friebolin, 70, of Allentown, died March 17, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Karen L. (Rau) Friebolin.

Born in Northampton, he was the son of the late Marvin R. and Rosann D. (Mack) Friebolin.

He was a 1967 graduate of Parkland High School.

He owned and operated Friebolin Floats LLC, Allentown, before retiring. Previously, he worked for Diefenderfer Electric and the former Hamilton Electric.

He was a member of the Parkland Trojan Alumni Varsity Club and a past president of the Pennsylvania Bassmasters Association.

Lou Ann K. Sharkey

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Danielsville

Lou Ann K. (Brong) Sharkey, 71, of Danielsville and formerly of Jim Thorpe and Lehighton, died March 17, 2020, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of Dennis Sharkey for 50 years.

She was a 1966 graduate of Lehighton High School and a 1968 graduate from Philadelphia General Hospital School of X-Ray Technology.

She worked at Pocono Hospital and Lehighton Gnaden Huetten Hospital.

Helen M. Wolfer

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Helen M. Wolfer, 87, formerly of Whitehall, died March 18, 2020, at Brookdale Dublin Senior Living. She was the wife of the late William M. Wolfer for 53 years.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Ignatz and Agnes (Hacker) Stangl.

She was for many years a seamstress in the garment industry.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

James W. Brown Jr.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany Wesleyan Church member

James W. Brown Jr., 85, died March 14, 2020. He was the husband of Ruth (Callum) Brown for 67 years.

He was the son of the late James and Margaret Brown.

He was a graduate of DeSales University.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He retired at the rank of master sergeant. He was then a quality control inspector with the Department of Defense.

He was a member of Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville.

Geraldine M. Yarko

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Sacred Heart Catholic Church member

Geraldine M. Yarko, 82, of Northampton, died March 19, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Samuel J. Yarko Jr.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Stella (Hagenauer) Vandegrift.

She was a secretary for Sacred Heart Hospital until she retired in 1994.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bath.

COVID-19: LVHN closing operating rooms in attempt to mitigate coronavirus impact

Sunday, March 22, 2020 by The Press in Social News

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced March 11 that several of its operating rooms will close to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

“COVID-19 is now in our community, and the disruption it has caused is unprecedented. When dealing with crisis situations as an emergency physician, the most valuable lesson I learned was: Do not panic. Fear is our enemy,” said Brian Nester, President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network.