Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

George E. Dettmer Jr.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany Wesleyan Church member

George E. Dettmer Jr., 78, of Moore Township, died Dec. 25, 2019, at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, N.Y. He was the husband of Judith E. (Wirth) Dettmer for 59 years.

Born in Cherryville, he was a son of the late George E. and Mildred (Kleppinger) Dettmer Sr.

He was a pilot and a welder at Bethlehem Steel. He owned and operated the former Dettmer’s Repair Shop and managed Bath Hardware for many years. He was a three-term Pennsylvania State constable and was a notary public.

He was a member of Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville.

Richard A. Kohler

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Richard A. Kohler, 56, of Whitehall, died Dec. 29, 2019.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Agnes (Janenko) of Whitehall and the late Robert Kohler.

He was a 1981 graduate of Central Catholic High School, Allentown.

He was employed by the city of Allentown streets department. He was a union representative for many years.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by Tracie Corr Kohler; two daughters, Lauren and Kayla; six sisters, Barb, Kate, Cindy, Bert, Lucy and Ria; and extended family.

John J. Schneck Sr.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

CWV Post 454 member

John J. Schneck Sr., 87, of Northampton, died Jan. 4, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Jane (Keppel) Schneck for 54 years.

Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Aurel and Catherine (Nederostek) Schneck.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was an inspector for Tarkett, Whitehall, for more than 40 years.

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

He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans Post 454, Northampton.

Margaret Hoffman

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany Wesleyan Church member

Margaret Hoffman, 91, formerly of Whitehall and in the care of Lehigh Commons, Macungie, died Jan. 1, 2020, after a struggle with dementia. She was the wife of the late Lewis Hoffman of Allentown.

Born in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Wilhelmina Bastian of South Williamsport.

She earned advanced education degrees from Penn State. She taught health, physical education, spelling and history. She also taught younger children with reading difficulties.

Kathryn L. Boldissar

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

nurse’s aide at Fellowship Community

Kathryn L. Boldissar, 66, of Hokendauqua, died Dec. 24, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Gabriel A. Boldissar Sr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late William and Ann (Podorsky) Turick.

She was a 1971 graduate of Northampton Area Senior High School.

She was a nurse’s aide at Phoebe Home, Allentown; and Whitehall Manor and Fellowship Community, both of Whitehall Township.

She attended Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Northampton.

John E. Schlosser

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary’s Catholic Church member

John E. Schlosser, 75, of Whitehall, died Dec. 25, 2019, at Fellowship Community, Whitehall. He was the husband of Angela A. (Parillo) Schlosser for 53 years.

He was the son of the late John M. and Lillian (Leabold) Schlosser.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

He was an Airman 1st Class in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was a manager of information systems for 35 years for Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, until he retired in 2009.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catasauqua.

Donna A. Knoblach

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

NASD administrative assistant

Donna A. Knoblach, 61, of Northampton, died Dec. 23, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Donald A. Bilder Sr. and the late Barbara (Ondrejca) Bilder.

She was an administrative assistant to the special education department head for the Northampton Area School District for many years before retiring. She was a longtime member of the National Honor Society, NASD.

She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Northampton.

Erna J. Weber

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church member

Erna J. Weber, 93, of Whitehall, died Dec. 30, 2019, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Weber.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Gustav and Julia (Tapler) Hadl.

She was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton.

She was an active member of the Coplay Saengerbund.

Wendy D. Nahf

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Northampton

Wendy D. Nahf, 76, of Northampton, died Dec. 29, 2019, at home. She was the wife of David L. Nahf for 54 years.

Born in Leicester, England, she was a daughter of the late James and Phyllis (Weeden) Sturgess.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Spencer and his wife Bethann, Corey and his wife Kim and Deborah; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul.

Services are private.

Arrangements were made by Reichel Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.