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Shirley W. Geist

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Trinity U.C.C. member

Shirley W. Geist. 96, of Whitehall, died June 27, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Whitehall. She was the wife of the late Frank Geist.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Joshua and Bessie (Bennett) Mortimer.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay.

She was a member of the Parkland Art League for many years.

Donald A. Reppert

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

retired senior project engineer

Donald A. Reppert, 87, of Macungie, died July 1, 2014, at his home. He was the husband of the late Ellen (Ribacosky) Reppert.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Arthur and Helen (Smith) Reppert.

He was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.

He was a senior project engineer for 20 years for Monsanto Inc., St. Louis, Mo., until retiring in 1985. He was a consulting engineer for Garden State Tanning, Fleetwood, for three years.

Allen F. Meckes Jr.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethlehem Steek retiree

Allen F. Meckes Jr., 69, of Whitehall, died June 27, 2014, at the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke's, Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Ann Marie (Oncheck) Meckes for 44 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Allen F. Sr. and Josephine (Kohlhauser) Meckes.

He was an EM2 in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War era for two tours of duty on the U.S.S. Richard E. Edwards, U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S.S. America and U.S.S. WASP. He was a member of the Royal Order of Shellbacks.

Anna M. Walakovitz

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Northampton

Anna M. Walakovitz, 93, formerly of Coplay and North-ampton, died July 1, 2104, at Cedarbrook, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Frank J. Walakovitz.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Alois and Maria (Stubits) Stranzl.

She worked at Bridesburg Foundry Company. She worked previously for Modern Universal Pants Company for 29 years.

Bertram J. Hilbert

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

retired school speech pathologist

Bertram "Bert" J. Hilbert, 84, of Luther Crest and formerly of Allentown, died June 22, 2014, in Galilee House of Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth. He was the husband of Mary "Becky" (Koehler) Hilbert for 53 years.

Born in Hokendauqua, he was a son of the late Roland F and Margaret (Warke) Hilbert.

He was a 1936 graduate of Whitehall High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from East Stroudsburg University and a master's degree in speech pathology from Bloomsburg University.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Janet M. Kareyva

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

nurse's aide

Janet M. Kareyva, 83, of Catasauqua and formerly of Frackville, died June 22, 2014, in Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Kareyva.

She was a daughter of the late John and Helen Hower.

She was a nurse's aide at Allentown State Hospital for 21 years before retiring.

She is survived by four daughters, Rita Batz, Joyce Nichols, Candace Madea and Beverly Kareyva; four sons, Albert, William, John and Geary; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; a brother; and three sisters.

Walter H. Weaver

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

professional guitarist

Walter H. Weaver, 83, of Hanover Township, died July 1, 2014, at Gracedale, Nazareth. He was the husband of Elsie H. (Hutter) Weaver for 63 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Walter C. and Edna (Fehnel) Weaver.

He was a Bethlehem vo-tech graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree from Lehigh University.

He was in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.

David C. Houtz

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

maintenance worker

David C. Houtz, 72, of Palmerton, died June 25, 2104, at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Judith Houtz of Palmerton.

Born in Bellefonte, he was a son of the late Nevin and Evelyn Louise (Cramer) Houtz.

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

He worked in the maintenance department of FedChem for 46 years until retiring.

Margareta Schanta

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter's Catholic Church member

Margareta Schanta, 93, of Whitehall, died June 22, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Center-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Emil Schanta.

Born in Raabfidisch, Hungary, she was a daughter of the late Franz and Maria (Kroboth) Schanta.

She was a sewing machine operator for the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt and Northampton, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay.

She was a member of the Amalgamated Garment Workers Union; and the Coplay Saengerbund and its chorus.

Bernice M. Kulp

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Lion's Club District 14-K officer

Bernice M. Kulp, 75, died June 30, 2014, at her home in Bethlehem. She was the wife of Willard Kulp for 54 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Pauline (Biery) Miller.

She was a 1957 graduate of Allentown High School.

She was a supervisor for the Bethlehem office of the state revenue department.

She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Schoenersville, where she was a choir member for many years and a past council president.