Northampton Press

Monday, July 16, 2018

Ralph W. Heffley

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Ralph W. Heffley, 59, of Northampton, died June 29, 2018, at home. He was the husband of Cynthia (Bartakovits) Heffley for 39 years.

Born in Weehauwken, N.J., he was a son of Malcom P. and the late Ingeborg E. (Pfeiffer) Heffley.

He graduated from Kutztown High School and then attended Allentown Business School.

He was an Allstate Insurance agent for many years.

Margaret L. Ferreira

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Margaret “Sally” L. Ferreira, 88, of Northampton and formerly of Beersville, died June 30, 2018, in Monroe, N.Y. She was the wife of the late Jacob “Jay” Ferreira for 60 years.

Born in Northampton County, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Verna (Beers) Frey.

She attended Northampton Senior High School.

She worked, for a number of years, at Northampton Cross Country Clothes and later was a management assistant at the firm of Siebert, Ferreira, Schlicting Architects & Planners, Allentown.

Eleanor M. Mott

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Covenant United Methodist Church

Eleanor M. Mott, 88, of Bath, died July 2, 2018, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late James Mott.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Katherine (DeBellis) Faiolo.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Moravian College, having graduated in 1951.

She was a secretary for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation for five years until she retired in 1958.

She attended Covenant United Methodist Church, Bath.

Robert L. Arey

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay Saengerbund member

Robert “Woody” L. Arey, 78, of Catasauqua, died at home July 2, 2018.

Born in West Catasauqua, he was a son of the late George and Sallie (Frederick) Arey.

He served stateside with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

He worked in envelope production at the former Boise Cascade, Allentown, for 33 years until he retired.

He was of the Lutheran faith.

He was a member of Jones-Quigg American Legion Post 739, Hokendauqua Fire Company, Coplay Saengerbund, Charotin Fire Company No. 1 and the former Loyal Order of the Moose, Catasauqua.

QMC Leonard W. Burkhart

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

substitute teacher

QMC Leonard W. Burkhart USN-RET, 70, of Allentown, died July 1, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Doris (Ettl) Burkhart Kale of Spring City and the late Frank R. Burkhart and a stepson of the late Lester E. Kale.

He was a graduate of East Stroudsburg University, where he played football and later was a sports team photographer.

He was in the U.S. Navy and was in the reserves during the Vietnam era. He received his certificate of retirement from the Armed Forces April 23, 2008.

Joseph August Gigler

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Joseph August Gigler, 90, of Fullerton, died July 1, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Nancy Ann (Shada) Gigler for 54 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Lebezeit) Gigler.

He was an U.S. Army corporal, stationed in Germany, during the Korean conflict.

He was a section manager for the former Western Electric Company for 40 years until he retired in 1988.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton, where he was a former Eucharistic minister.

Donald W. Davis

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Porter Lodge No. 284 F&AM member

Lt. Col. Retired Donald W. Davis, 73, of Fogelsville, died June 19, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital-Anderson campus. He was the husband of Constance “Connie” (Gartner) Davis for 43 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Edwin H. and Emily W. (Schaefer) Davis.

A graduate of Lehigh University, he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1966 and his MBA in 1973.

He was the president and owner of StorCon Systems from 1986 until the present.

Anna Marie Bandel

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Fullerton

Anna Marie Bandel, 96, formerly of Fullerton, died June 23, 2018, at Lehigh Center, Macungie. She was the wife of the late Adam G. Bandel for 62 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Long) Horvath.

She worked for many years at various garment mills, including Dianne Fashion, in Allentown.

She was a member of the former Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church, Northampton, and attended St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

Theresa A. Sommers

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Theresa A. Sommers, 88, of Coplay, died June 25, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late John L. Sommers.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Unger) Augustine.

She was a seamstress for various factories for many years until she took retirement. She was a member of International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

Floyd A. Faust

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua Lions Club member

Floyd “Butch” A. Faust, 76, of Whitehall and formerly of Catasauqua, died June 25, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Karen (Newhard) Faust for 51 years.

Born in Lower Macungie, he was a son of the late Floyd E. and Arline G. (Foster) Faust.

He was a 1959 Catasauqua High School graduate and a graduate of the former Churchman’s Business School of Easton.

He was, for many years, a computer operator for Merchants National Bank and, more recently, for Binney & Smith Company until he retired.