Northampton Press

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Christopher S. Pirog

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Allentown

Christopher S. Pirog, 60, formerly of Allentown, died Nov. 10, 2018.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stanley and Dora (Schirmacher) Pirog.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapshooting.

He is survived by two uncles, William and his wife Margaret Schirmacher of Whitehall and Gerald and his wife Doris Schirmacher of Whitehall; three aunts, Marie Markowitz of Whitehall, Nancy and her husband Andrew Krasulak of Allentown and Elizabeth Schirmacher of Whitehall; and three cousins, Gerald Jr., William Jr. and Veronica.

Services will be private.

Susanna Fandl

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church lifelong member

Susanna “Sue” Fandl, 96, of Northampton, died Nov. 8, 2018. She was the wife of the late John Fandl for 67 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John and Katie (Schwab) Seier.

He was a lifelong member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

She was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 454, Northampton.

She is survived by family members, Bryan Beale, Tara Wentz, Hilda Beale and Trevor and Austin Wentz, all of Northampton; a niece, Christine Orowitz of Kentucky; a sister, Helen Klucharich of Coplay; nieces; and nephews.

John and Joanne (Koch) Fisher

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Joanne M. (Koch) Fisher, 86, and John O. “Jack” Fisher, 91, of Salisbury Township, died from a motor vehicle accident in Lehigh Township. Joanne died Nov. 8 on the scene, and Jack died Nov. 9 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. They shared 55 years of marriage.

Joanne was born in Fountain Hill and was the daughter of the late G. Joseph and Edna (Benfer) Koch. She was a graduate of Allentown High School. She worked as a secretary for Attorney Carl Hessinger for 52 years and was also a secretary for St. Mark’s United Church of Christ for many years.

Steven P. Bankich

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Steven P. Bankich, 58, of Northampton, died Nov. 4, 2018, at his home. He was the husband of the late Denise Jones-Bankich.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of Connie M. and the late James Haggerty of Bath.

He worked in shipping and food distribution for Borhor Corporation, New Jersey.

He attended both Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bath, and St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville.

Goldie B. Seifert

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church member

Goldie B. Seifert, 86, of Northampton, died Nov. 10, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Harry S. Seifert.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John Barczy and the late Helen (Teplan) Barczy.

She was a graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School.

She was a layout operator for 21 years at the former Lucent Technologies, Allentown, before retiring in 1988.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Northampton.

Eleanore A. Scherr

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Eleanore A. Scherr, 83, of Northampton, died Nov. 4, 2018, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late William Scherr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John and Gisela (Bauer) Pail.

She was a 1952 graduate of Northampton High School.

She worked at the Federal Savings and Loan for several years. She assisted her husband at the family park and shop. She retired from Day Timers after 13 years of working in customer service.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

Joseph Richard Kucharik

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Joseph Richard Kucharik, 97, of Whitehall, died Oct. 29, 2018. He was the husband of the late Catherine M. “Bonnie” (Bonenberger) Kucharik for 65 years.

He was a son of the late John and Mary (Katerinec) Kucharik.

He was an Allentown High School graduate.

He was a machinist for Bradley Pulverizer for 46 years until he retired.

He was a 1935 and 1936 Amateur Bicycle League winner. He was a member of the Allentown Wheelmen Cycle Team.

Cheryl Ann Frisch

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Allentown

Cheryl Ann Frisch, 60, of Allentown, died Oct. 26, 2018, at VNA Hospice House, St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Thomas G. Frisch for 27 years.

Born in Hazleton, she was a daughter of George and the late Margaret (Hatrock) Sarosky.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Allentown.

She attended and participated in events at the Lehigh Valley Wildlands Conservancy.

Sandra Swan Smith

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Calypso Chapter Order of Eastern Star

Sandra Swan Smith, 75, of Slatington, died Nov. 1, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Portland, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Harold M. and Pauline B. (Hews) Swan.

She was a 1961 graduate of South Portland High School.

She was an administrative assistant at Guardian Life, Bethlehem, for many years until she retired.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Slatington, where she sang in the choir.

Devon T. Seier

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Devon T. Seier, 27, of Allentown, died suddenly Oct. 14, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Lisa Ann Seier.

He was a 2009 graduate of Parkland High School and a 2014 graduate of Bloomsburg University.

He was a salesman for Haldeman Ford, Allentown.

He attended St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bath.