Northampton Press

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Mary A. Ervin

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

100 years old

Mary A. Ervin, 100, formerly of Walnutport and Northampton, died Jan. 7, 2020, at Gracedale Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Ralph H. Ervin for 57 years.

Born in Moore Township, she was a daughter of the late Oscar D. and Savannah (Schlegel) Shiffer.

She was a seamstress at various mills for several years. She later worked at the former Miller’s Department Store, Northampton, and at the Northampton Area Public Library.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

Robert H. Teets

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church member

Robert H. Teets, 91, of Catasauqua and formerly of Whitehall, died Jan. 11, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Shirley M. (Millhime) Teets of Catasauqua.

Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late Willard A. and Helen L. (Heimbach) Teets.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran during World War II.

He was a surveyor for the Pennsylvania Highway Department. He was a draftsman for Alcoa and retired from Fuller Company.

He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Northampton; and the former St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

Martin L. Edelman

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Martin L. Edelman, 74, of Northampton, died Jan. 13, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Florence Anna (Roth) for 52 years.

Born in Howertown, he was a son of the late Harvey and Minnie (Muschko) Edelman.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army.

He worked for Canteen Vending for many years.

He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton, and served as vice president on church council.

He was the secretary at Zion Stone Cemetery.

Marie A. Keiser

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Marie A. Keiser, 84, of Whitehall, died Jan. 12, 2020, at Fellowship Manor. She was the wife of the late Charles D. Keiser for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (Ganci) DeSordi.

She was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, where she volunteered in the rectory for many years.

Frank S. Skrapits

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Nicholas Catholic Church member

Frank S. Skrapits, 91, of Walnutport, died Jan. 7, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Elaine M. (Walters) Skrapits for 66 years.

Born in Walnutport, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Jurasits) Skrapits.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1949.

He co-owned and operated, with his wife, the former Frank’s Market, Walnutport, for 12 years before he retired in 1983. He was a drill press operator from 1950 to 1971 for Purolator Oil Filter Company, Allentown.

Janice I. Nervine

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua Women’s Club member

Janice I. Nervine, 94, of Catasauqua, died Jan. 13, 2020, at ManorCare, Bethlehem.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Charlotte (Manley) Harteg.

She was a graduate of Catasauqua High School and the Allentown General Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a nurse for many years until she retired.

She was a member of the Catasauqua Women’s Club, Catasauqua Garden Club and the Allentown School of Nursing alumni association. She was a writer.

She is survived by two sons, James A. and Thomas H.; and a great-niece, Janice Dunnigan.

John P. Schwoyer

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua High School graduate

John P. Schwoyer, 66, of Allentown, died Jan. 10, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.

He was a son of the late Karl Oliver and Anna Marie (Keeney) Schwoyer.

He was a 1971 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

He worked in maintenance for All American Graphic Screen Printing, Allentown.

He is survived by two sisters, Linda Schwoyer with George of Slatington and Sharon Landis and her husband Carl of North Catasauqua; a brother, David and Rebecca of Ormrod; and three nieces and nephews, Rebecca Ann Bodnar, Eric Landis and Gabriel Schwoyer.

William C. Miller Sr.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s United Church of Christ member

William C. Miller Sr., 90, of Whitehall, died Jan. 9, 2020, at his daughter’s home. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Whitmoyer) Miller for 57 years.

Born in Berwick, he was a son of the late Elmer and Dora (Gibbs) Miller.

He worked for Wise Foods for 40 years before he retired in 1991.

He was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.

Happenings

Monday, January 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 13

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. Information: 610-759-7363

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

JAN. 14

• Winnie the Pooh party, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Cash bingo, 7 p.m., at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-317-0808

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, January 10, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, January 8: Pork Rib - B - Q, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled applesauce.

Thursday, January 9: Coconut crusted chicken, scalloped potatoes, California vegetable blend, wheat bread w/margarine, raspberry-filled cookie.

Friday, January 10: Chicken corn chowder, Tater Tot ground beef casserole, flame-roasted corn, tossed salad w/ French dressing, banana mousse.