Northampton Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Virginia R. Gardner

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s UCC member

Virginia R. Gardner, 98, of Whitehall, died April 15, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of Axel Gardner for 77 years.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Russel and Fiana (Bowman) Heydt.

She was a seamstress for the former Scotty’s Fashions for 10 years before she retired in the 1970s.

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

Charlain A. Bartholomew

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Avon representative

Charlain A. Bartho- lomew, 80, of Allentown, died April 12, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospice, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Henry Bartholomew.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William and Marie (Sensenderfer) Guldner.

She was a former Avon representative for 15 years. She was a homemaker and crafter and attended the Lehigh Senior Center.

She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer L. and her husband William Bechtel of Catasauqua; a grandson, Brandyn and his wife Kayla Bechtel of Northampton; and a granddaughter, Kadie Bechtel of Catasauqua.

William H. Walker

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Senior Master Sgt. William H. Walker, 74, of Northampton, died April 18, 2018, in his home. He was the husband of Joyce M. (Phillips) Walker for 40 years.

Born in Honesdale, he was a son of the late Lester and Merilla (Daniels) Walker.

He was a jet engine mechanic and quality control inspector in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years until he retired in 1986. He was then a public housing manager for 18 years with the Allentown Housing Authority.

Alexander Vincent Humanick

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall High School graduate

Alexander Vincent Humanick, 25, of Coplay, died April 9, 2018, from complications related to his heart at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

He was a son of Robert J. and the late Brenda L. (Newhard) Humanick. He lived with his companion, Jenna Bruder.

He was a 2011 graduate of Whitehall High School where he played golf and tennis and was in the chorale and drama departments.

He was a tire salesman for Service Tire Truck Center, Bethlehem.

Kathleen L. Mitchell

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Kathleen L. Mitchell, 59, of Catasauqua, died April 9, 2018, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the companion of Mel Fritz for many years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harry D. and Alice B. (Steitz) Snyder.

She earned an associate degree in nursing at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

She was a nurse at various locations for many years before staying home to raise her children.

Helen R. Herr

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Helen R. Herr, 93, of Northampton, died April 7, 2018, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Joseph Frank Herr.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Brietfeller) Walakovits.

She worked at the former Universal Pants Factory for over 45 years before she retired.

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

Doris Skubik

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Hanover Township

Doris Skubik, 88, of Hanover Township and formerly of Northampton, died April 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Skubik.

Born in Allentown and raised in Hokendauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Myrl (Miller) Prong.

She was a reserve person for the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt, for 25 years until she retired in 1994.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Allentown.

She was a former member of the Coplay Saengerbund.

Larry N. Merkle, M.D.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Larry N. Merkle, M.D., 78, of Nazareth, died April 6, 2018, at Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was the husband of Brenda (Reinert) Merkle for 38 years.

Raised in Slatington, he was a son of the late Claude and Lillian (Rauch) Merkle.

He was a University of Pennsylvania graduate. He earned a medical degree from the Heidelberg University, Germany.

Peter P. Micolochick

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Peter P. Micolochick, 74, of Walnutport, died April 8, 2018, at his residence. He was the husband of Carol A. (Buchert) Micolochick for 26 years.

Born in Wilson Borough, he was a son of the late Peter and Helen (Lander) Micolochick.

He attended Wilson High School.

He worked, since age 14, at the former Schafer Bologna Company, Wilson Borough, for 47 years. He retired as a plant manger in 2004 when the company was sold to Alderfer Meats.