Northampton Press

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Roy A. Agostinelli

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Roy A. Agostinelli, 87, of Whitehall, died Dec. 27, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Alice (Krouchick) Agostinelli of Whitehall.

Born in Scranton, he was a son of the late Angelo and Lena (Cianfichi) Agostinelli.

He was a medic assigned to an artillery unit in the army during the Korean War. After being wounded in action, he helped at a MASH unit.

He was a machinist for 34 years for AT&T and retired in 1994.

Lawrence R. Andreas

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

CWV Post 454 member

Lawrence “Larry” R. Andreas, 86, of Northampton, died Dec. 23, 2017. He was the husband of Lillian I. (Kosman) Andreas for 64 years.

Born in Aquashicola, he was son of the late Mark O. and Evelyn A. (Creitz) Andreas.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

He ran Andreas Home Improvements from his Northampton home for 20 years until he retired in 2003. Before that, he worked for the Northampton Lumber Company, Brader’s Woodcraft, Lehigh Valley Dairy and Bethlehem Steel.

Richard A. Mohr

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Coplay Saengerbund life member

Richard A. Mohr, 64, of Allentown, died Dec. 28, 2017, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown. He was the husband of Donna L. (Schwartz) Mohr for 43 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William G. and Gloria E. (Kanusky) Mohr, both of Allentown.

He was last employed as the transportation supervisor at KidsPeace, Allentown, for 25 years until retiring this year. He worked previously at the former Lehigh Valley Dairy. He owned and operated Richard Mohr Construction for many years.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Lillian E. Faust

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s Lutheran Church member

Lillian E. (Snyder) Faust, 94, of Whitehall, died Dec. 24, 2017, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Charles “Jake” H. Faust for 74 years.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Helen (Zerfass) Snyder.

She was a 1941 graduate of Whitehall High School and a graduate of the Joyce Art School of Beauty Culture, Allentown.

She was a layout operator for Western Electric and Lucent for many years until she retired. She was a licensed beautician.

John F. Toth

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

John F. Toth, 77, of Northampton, died Dec. 28, 2017, in his home. He was the husband of Barbara (Covely) Toth for 52 years.

Born in Moore Township, he was a son of the late John C. and Anna T. (Steier) Toth.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was a process analyst for 34 years at Western Electric, AT&T and Lucent Technology until he retired in 2002.

He was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay.

He was a member of both the Coplay and Lehigh Saengerbund and was a life member of Northampton Liederkranz.

Rose M. Todaro

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of North Catasauqua

Rose M. Todaro, 91, formerly of North Catasauqua and Phillipsburg, N.J., died Dec. 23, 2017, at her residence at Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Peter C. Todaro.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late John and Anna (Repko) Luchansky.

She was a longtime member of the former St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

She is survived by a brother, John Luchansky; nieces; nephews; grandnieces; and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Andrew and Paul Luchansky.

Catherine Holena

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption BVM Church member

Catherine Holena, 94, of Northampton, died Dec. 18, 2017, in her home. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Holena for 56 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Maria (Rybacky) Prosak.

She was a seamstress at Universal Pants Factory for many years.

She was a member of Assumption BVM Roman Catholic Church, Northampton, and was a former member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church and its altar and rosary society.

Judith A. Krouse

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

former St. Andrew’s Church member

Judith A. Krouse, 77, of North Catasauqua, died Dec. 19, 2017, at Moravian Village, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Henry J. Krouse for 57 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Andrew G. and Margaret J. (Balik) Skripek.

She was a secretary at Air Products for 20 years until she retired.

She was a member of the former St. Andrew’s Church, North Catasauqua.

Donald M. Stofflet

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s UCC, Mickleys, member

Donald M. Stofflet, 88, of Pittstown, N.J., died Dec. 17, 2017, at home. He was the husband of Jean A. (Christine) Stofflet for 66 years.

Born in Whitehall, he was a son of the late Mahlon J. and Estella B. (Merkle) Stofflet.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a manager for IMC, formerly Trojan Powder Company, before he retired. He owned the former Progress Beer distributorship.

He was a member of St. John’s UCC, Mickleys.

Mark J. Bonshak

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

longtime Whitehall area baseball coach

Mark “Bommer” J. Bonshak, 53, of Whitehall, died Dec. 23, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Catherine “Peach” R. (Gober) Bonshak for 29 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of Joseph and Bettyjane (Dougherty) Bonshak of Whitehall.

He a 1982 graduate of Whitehall High School, where he was a star athlete, and a 1986 graduate of Bloomsburg University, where he lettered in baseball all four years.

He was a sales executive in area development for FedEx Services, Lehigh Valley district.