Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

Tony Masucci

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall High School graduate

Tony Masucci, 49, of Center Valley, died Feb. 9, 2019. He was the husband of Tam Tran Masucci for 15 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Bruno and Giulia (Balletta) Masucci of Whitehall.

He was a 1988 Whitehall High School graduate. He earned a bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University in 1992, where he was a fraternity brother of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

He worked in the mortgage industry, most recently at Cross Country Mortgage.

Kathryn Krause

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Kathryn Krause, 93, of Northampton and formerly of Slatington, died Feb. 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Vincent Krause.

Born in Cementon, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Annie (Lobach) Ritter.

She was a machine operator at the former D&D Shirt Company for 25 years until she retired in 1962.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Laurys Station.

Mae “Becky” V. Moyer

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

born in East Weissport

Mae “Becky” V. Moyer, 89, died Feb. 11, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of Quentin Moyer for 65 years.

Born in East Weissport, she was the daughter of Thomas and Helen (Oswald) Schoenberger.

She was a 1947 graduate of Lehighton High School.

She was the bookkeeper for her husband’s home improvement business. She and her husband served as a campground host at Tobyhanna State Park for seven years.

Augustus C. Raabe Jr.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Augustus C. Raabe Jr., 98, of Whitehall, died Feb. 4, 2019, at Heather Glen. He was the husband of Mary Raabe for 70 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Augustus C. Sr. and Florence (Faust) Raabe.

He studied painting at Cooper Union.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he operated radar.

He retired as a captain after 30 years of service with the New York City Fire Department. He was a Parkland School District bus driver for 10 years. He raised poultry and built cars and violins in his retirement.

Janet Shoup

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Janet (Jinks) Shoup, 97, of Easton and formerly of Allentown, died Jan. 26, 2019. She was the wife of John Shoup and of the late Dudley C. Jinks Sr.

Born in New Bedford, Mass., she was a daughter of Armond and Alice Pellitier.

She was a physical therapy aide at Warren Hospital for more than 24 years.

She was a blues singer and once sang with Jackie Cooper at the Globe Theatre, N.Y., where she met Frank Sinatra.

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

William J. Pummer Jr.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hills Church member

William J. Pummer Jr., 75, of Quakertown and formerly of Northampton, died Feb. 2, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Quakertown. He was the husband of the late MaryAnn (Haldeman) Pummer.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William J. Sr. and June E. (Foster) Pummer.

He was a senior airman in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was self employed in the electronics field until he retired in 2007. He was a manager for R.E. Electronics, Piscataway, N.J., for five years and earlier was a manager for Siemens, Cherry Hill, N.J., for 15 years.

June J. Kozero

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Northampton

June J. Kozero, 80, of Walnutport and formerly of Northampton, died Feb. 3, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Salisbury. She was the wife of the late Bernard T. Kozero.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Stephen Walczuk and a niece of Mary (Walczuk) Huntzinger, who raised her.

She was a homemaker all her life.

She was a member of the former St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Northampton, until its closing.

Hilda R. Burker

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Hilda R. Burker, 92, of Coplay, died Jan. 2, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. She was the wife of the late Stephen F. Burker.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Julia (Keppel) Nickischer.

She was a seamstress for the former Clyde Clothing Manufacturing.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Stiles.

She was a member of the Franciscan Friars of Easton.

She lived for her children. She was the family rock and, by example, taught her children how to love and believe.

Linda Lee Brunner

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Linda Lee Brunner, 74, of Northampton, died Jan. 10, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home. She was the wife of Robert “Larry” Lawrence Brunner for 50 years.

Born in Pawnee City, Neb., she was a daughter of the late Herman and Mae Veora (Buman) Bausch.

She graduated from Junction City High School, Kansas; and Ozarks Technical Community College.

She worked at Mellon Bank, Stroudsburg.

Patricia A. Petrasovits

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Patricia A. Petrasovits, 86, of Coplay, died Feb. 3, 2019, at Fellowship Manor. She was the wife of the late William J. Petrasovits for 35 years.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Earle G. and Genevieve (White) Proctor.

She was a secretary at the former First National Bank, Allentown, for 40 years before she retired in 1991.

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