Northampton Press

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Olga Harbove

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Olga Harbove, 89, of Whitehall, died Aug. 19, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of late Michael “Benny” Harbove.

Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Suzanna (Hudsco) Kochenash.

She worked at the former Richards Sportswear, Allentown, for several years.

She was a member of and a volunteer for St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Northampton.

Denis M. Jones-Bankich

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Denise M. Jones-Bankich, of Northampton, died Aug. 15, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of Steven P. Bankich for 19 years.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late John J. and Rita F. (Eisenbraun) Jones.

She worked at Lehigh Valley Cardiology, Bethlehem, for the past 16 years.

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

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, John; and two sisters, Janet and Marie.

Dawn L. D’Andria

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Dawn L. D’Andria, 51, of Whitehall, died unexpectedly Aug. 12, 2017.

She was a daughter of Carole D’Andria and the late Ralph D’Andria.

She was a Northampton Community College graduate.

She had been employed by Lehigh County Children and Youth for 18 years.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by an aunt; uncles; and cousins.

Contributions may be made to United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, 1110 American Parkway NE, Suite F-120, Allentown, 18109.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall.

Donald D. Easton

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

NOVA EMS volunteer

Donald “Pop” D. Easton, 89, of Walnutport and formerly of Coplay, died Aug. 20, 2017, in his home. He was the husband of the late Florencia (Ongais) Easton and Beatrice (Crick) Easton.

Born in Matton, Ill., he was a son of the late Don and Virgie (Eveland) Easton.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a terminal manager for Agway Petroleum Corporation, formerly Phillips Petroleum Corporation, Macungie, retiring in 1989. He earlier worked for Phillips Petroleum Pipeline in various states for 15 years.

Joan L. Hammer

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Joan L. Hammer, 81, of Coplay, died Aug. 16, 2017, at her daughter’s home in New Tripoli. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Hammer Jr.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Naomi (Mengel) Obereker.

She was an Emmaus High School graduate.

She was a cashier and shop steward for the former Laneco, Coplay.

She is survived by two daughters, Debra L. Krause and Roxanne and her husband Michael Davis; five grandchildren, Steven, Dana, Ethan, Christie and Jodee; and seven great-grandchildren.

Lewis Michael Stubits

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Catholic War Veterans member

Lewis “Skubie” Michael Stubits, 93, died Aug. 17, 2017, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. He was the husband of Mathilde Cecila (Weinhofer) Stubits for 69 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Alois and Anna (Keg- lovits) Stubits.

He was a graduate of New York School of Photography.

He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps, European Theater, during World War II. Based in Rackheath, England, he was in bombardment group 467 and flew 30 B24 bomber missions.

Anthony Hien

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Lehigh Township

Anthony Hien, 88, of Lehigh Township, died Aug. 3, 2017, at home. He was the husband of the late Elvira R. (Weber) Hien.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Anton and Francisca (Streifeneder) Hien.

He was a brewer for over 33 years, working at Schaefer Brewery in Brooklyn and Fogelsville.

He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant.

Thomas A. “Peach” Bowman

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Hokendauqua Athletic Association coach

Thomas A. “Peach” Bowman, 61, of Hokendauqua, died Aug. 8, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital.

He was a son of Lila M. (Marks) Bowman and the late Richard “Dick” W. Bowman.

He was a 1974 graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.

He was a deliveryman for Allen Supply and a courier for FedEx.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua.

He was a former longtime football and house league basketball coach for Hokendauqua Athletic Association.

Bernard F. Sagan Sr.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

electrician

Bernard “Ben” F. Sagan Sr., 82, formerly of Bethlehem, died Aug. 14, 2017, at his daughter’s home in Palmyra, where he was residing. He was the husband of Mary D. (Budihas) Sagan for 58 years.

Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late Stephen and Anna (Kovalchick) Saganowich.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was an electrician for the former Graphic Management Associates of Allentown for many years before he retired. Prior to that, he was a sewing machine mechanic for various businesses in the Lehigh Valley.

Carlo Anthony Fragnito

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary member

Carlo Anthony Fragnito, 48, of Whitehall Township, died Aug. 10, 2017, at Good Shepherd-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Francesca Mione Fragnito.

He was a son of the late Anthony and Ann Marie (Siska) Fragnito.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church.

He was a graduate of Whitehall High School’s Class of 1987.

Earlier in his life before his illnesses, he worked for Ritter Plumbing.