Northampton Press

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Richard C. Schleppy

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Sacred Heart Catholic Church member

Richard C. Schleppy, 73, of Moore Township, died Oct. 9, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Kathleen E. (Kohler) Schleppy for 54 years.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Charles and Mary (Papp) Schleppy.

He last worked in the maintenance department for Carpenter Manufacturing, Fogelsville, until he retired in 2007. He worked in maintenance for the former Tarkett Manufacturing, Whitehall, for 33 years.

Eric J. Bodish

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton High School graduate

Eric J. Bodish, 62, of Walnutport, died Oct. 5, 2019, in his residence. He was the husband of Anne E. Von Neida of Walnutport.

He was the son of the late Julius A. and Helen (Sommers) Bodish.

He was a 1975 graduate of Northampton High School. He was a 1986 graduate of Milton S. Hershey Medical School and had graduated from Temple with a bachelor’s degree in science.

He was an emergency room doctor in Level 1 trauma centers. He was, in 2002, named director of the emergency room at St. Luke’s Hospital, Coaldale.

Elsie L. Smith

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

seamstress/inspector

Elsie L. Smith, 89, of Bethlehem and formerly of Allentown, died Sept. 28, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Born in Mount Union, she was the daughter of the late Wesley J. and Mary A. (Runk) Cramer.

In her earlier years, she worked as a seamstress/inspector for various mills in the Lehigh Valley. Before that, she was a machine operator for Hingham Ship Yard, Hingham, Mass.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, Bethlehem, where she was an active member of the knitting group.

Philomena Bloomfield

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Philomena Bloomfield, 89, died Oct. 11, 2019. She was the wife of the late Edward W. Bloomfield.

She was a daughter of the late Lucy (Maredo) and Theodore John Fritz Sr.

She was a graduate of St. Ann’s High School, Lansford, and had been the class secretary.

She was a seamstress for 17 years.

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

Frieda E. Andrews

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Frieda E. Andrews, 87, formerly of Coplay, died Oct. 14, 2019, at Luther Crest Nursing Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Howard F. Andrews.

Born in Coplay, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella (Ressler) Schrampf.

She was member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, where she was in the Altar and Rosary Society.

She took trips with Coplay Senior Citizens Club.

Anna Mae “Tootsie” Snyder

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Catholic Church member

Anna Mae “Tootsie” Snyder, 87, of Walnutport and formerly of Northampton, died Oct. 9, 2019, at her home. She was the wife of the late Frank C. Snyder.

Born in Coplay, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Soldritch and Anna (Paukovits) Soldritch-Derkits.

She was a former crossing guard for the Northampton Police Department and previously employed by the former Cross Country Clothes, Northampton.

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

Anna M. Kemmerer

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Anna M. Kemmerer, 83, of Whitehall and formerly of Palmerton, died Oct. 11, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Millard “Sonny” A. Kemmerer.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Baldomero and Eva (Romanyshyn) Marino.

She worked in various mills throughout the Lehigh Valley for more than 20 years until she retired in 1998.

She was a member of St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Palmerton, where she was active with the pierogie makers.

June M. Schlofer

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John Fisher Catholic Church member

June M. Schlofer, 93, formerly of North Catasauqua, died Oct. 12, 2019, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Frank S. Schlofer.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late John and Lillian (Kline) Schubert.

She was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

She was a member of Coplay Saengerbund.

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Temos and her husband Larry; two sons, John and his wife Sharon and Frank and his wife Fran; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Nicholas Oranczak

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Nicholas Oranczak, 88, formerly of Catasauqua, died Oct. 10, 2019, at home in Lehigh Township. He was the husband of Lois (Gillespie) Oranczak for 65 years.

Born in Fullerton, he was a son of the late Wasyl and Anastasia (Kubryn) Oranczak.

He was a 1949 Northampton High School graduate and furthered his education at the Williamsport Technical Institute and the Center for Degree Studies.

He was a design drafter with GATX, later Fuller Company, currently FLSmidth, for 45 years.

He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

Timothy J. Fatzinger

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Timothy J. Fatzinger, 50, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 11, 2019.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Nancy L. (Horvath) Richey and Robert O. Sr. and his wife Norma M. Fatzinger.

He worked at Hannaberry Electric and Kraft Foods. He was a bouncer and worked security for several local establishments.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Robert Jr., a nephew, Caden, and a niece, Emerson, all of Plainfield, Ill.; and cousins.

Services are private.

Arrangements were made by Stephens Funeral Home Inc., Allentown.