Northampton Press

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Martin P. Oswald

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Coplay

Martin P. Oswald, 50, of Coplay, died June 27 at home. He was the husband of Louisa M. (Petrich) Oswald for 30 years. He was a son of the late Paul and Agnes (Schelly) Oswald.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Timothy of Whitehall; a daughter, Holly of Slatedale; a grandson, Skylar; brothers; and sisters.

Contributions may be made c/o the funeral home, 327 Chestnut St., Coplay, 18037.

Arrangements were made by Hauke Funeral Home Inc.

Brian K. Buchman

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

worked in photo processing

Brian K. Buchman, 49, of Catasauqua, died July 1, 2013, at his residence.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of Theodore and Frances (Moyer) Buchman.

He worked in photo processing for John Pittman Photography.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Scott; two brothers, Terry and Eric Buchman; a sister, Kathy and her husband John Kershner of Kansas; aunts; uncles; nieces; and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the family, c/o the funeral home, 234 Walnut St., Catasauqua, 18032.

Arrangements were made by Brubaker Funeral Home Inc.

John "Reds" C. Schleder

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter's R.C. Church member

John "Reds" C. Schleder, 85, of Coplay, died July 5, 2013, at his residence under the care of Arcadia Hospice. He was the husband of Carol (Anthony) Schleder for 50 years.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Stephen and Anna (Wechsler) Schleder.

He was a 1946 graduate of Coplay High School.

He was in the U.S. Navy for two years.

He worked for Lucent Technologies until he retired in 1989. He had also worked for Tarkett and General Electric.

Harold "Al" Azar

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John's Lutheran member

Harold "Al" Azar, 91, died at his home in Coplay on June 24, 2013. He was the husband of Miriam "Irish" (Litzenberger) Azar. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary July 25, 2012.

He was the son of the late Shahod and Adelia Azar.

A proud World War II Army veteran, he was a staff sergeant in the 99th Infantry serving in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 426, Coplay.

Retiring in 1986, he was a machinist for Phoenix Forging for 40 years.

An avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching his beloved Eagles and Phillies.

Olive M. Ritter

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Lutheran Church member

Olive M. Ritter, 95, of Whitehall and formerly of Coplay, died June 22, 2013, in Whitehall ManorCare. She was the wife of the late Alfred Groller and of the late LeRoy Ritter.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Anna (Ebert) Butz.

She was a sewing machine operator.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

She volunteered at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Robert V. Boettger

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

machine operator

Robert V. Boettger, 75, of Allentown and formerly of West Catasauqua, died June 25, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Nemeth) Boettger for 23 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harry W. and Sophie M. (Krafisch) Boettger.

He was a machine operator at both the Fairtex and Wrights Textiles mills.

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

He was a former member of the Catasauqua Moose Lodge.

Eileen W. Rex

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmanuel's Lutheran Church member

Eileen W. Rex, 71, of Bath, died June 13, 2013. She was the wife of Burnell Rex for 50 years.

Born in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Elsie (Wagner) Spengler.

She graduated from Kutztown University with a bachelor's degree in education.

She was a member of Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, Bath.

Edward F. Hobel

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owned roofing company

Edward F. Hobel, 80, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died June 22, 2013, at Broward Hospital.

Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Wiessner) Hobel.

He was in the U.S. Air Force. He was a radio specialist and was a Korean War veteran.

A licensed roofing contractor, he owned Ed Hobel Roofing in Florida and, before that, Acker Roofing, Allentown.

He was a member of the Pompano, Fla., Elks. He was known to have scored perfect 300 games.

Ellen E. Reppert

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Ellen E. Reppert, 86, of Macun-gie, died June 19, 2013, at Lehigh Center Genesis Elder Care, Macungie. She was the wife of Donald A. Reppert. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary May 23.

Born in Coplay, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Florence (Ward) Ribacosky.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Trexlertown.

She was a graduate of Northampton High School and earned an associate degree in English with one year at Kutztown College and one year at Moravian College.