Northampton Press

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Joseph E. Proden

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

sales / technical rep

Joseph E. Proden, 72, of Northampton, died May 13, 2014, at his home. He was the husband of Barbara (Bastek) Proden for 11 years.

Born in Point Marion, he was a son of the late George and Della (Colebank) Proden.

He was in the U.S. Navy.

He was a sales / technical representative for ADM along the east coast and Canada for many years before retiring.

Ronald J. Meleski

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church member

Ronald J. Meleski, 68, of South Whitehall Township, died May 12, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Patricia (Nowakowski) Meleski for 40 years.

Born in Wilkes Barre, he was a son of the late John and Julian (Kocian) Meleski.

He was in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam conflict.

He was an engineer for many Lehigh Valley companies, last working for Mallinckrodt–Baker, Phillipsburg, N.J.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Whitehall, where he assisted with church cleaning.

Anthony Kumernitsky

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Local 1174 union laborer

Anthony "Tony" Kumernitsky, 83, of Fullerton, died May 22, 2014, in his home. He was the husband of Mabel E. (Schantz) Kumernitsky for 65 year.

Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Theodore and Julia (Ferkovich) Komarnicky.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was a union laborer with Local 1174, working for various Lehigh Valley companies.

He was a life member of Fullerton Fire Company 1.

Rebecca A. Borrelli

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

owned eating establishments

Rebecca A. Borrelli, 64, of Coplay, died May 6, 2014, in St. Luke's Hospital–Fountain Hill. She was the wife of Joseph Borrelli for 21 years.

She was a daughter of Jane A. (Baderschneider) Still of Coplay.

She was an Allentown High School graduate.

She was the former owner and operator of the Tally Ho, Maui, Hawaii; Mother Beck's Diner, Ithaca, N.Y.; and the R&R Café, Allentown. She was a waitress at the Village Inn, Limerick Hotel, Youell's Oyster House, The Aspen Inn and the Center Valley Golf Course. She was a partner of BBI Investments.

Susan Dreisbach

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

dispatcher

Susan Dresibach, 62, of Whitehall, died May 6, 2014, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Herman A. and Hilda T. (Csencsits) Dreisbach.

She was a 1969 gradute of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She was a dental assistant. She was an emergency managements dispatcher for Lehigh and Northampton Counties as well as the Blue Mountain Control Center.

Mary Martin

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

of Upper Nazareth Township

Mary Martin, 95, of Upper Nazareth Township, died May 14, 2014, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Charles Martin.

Born in Smithmill, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Anna (Buchak) Rusnak.

She is survived by a son, Kenneth C. Sr. and his wife Nancy of Bath.; a daughter, Charlene Martin and Robert Ferrara of Eastchester, N.Y.; two sisters, Eve Wasiw of Smithmill and Kay Dufour of Ginter; two grandsons, Kenneth J. and his wife Rosario Martin and Greg and his wife Bobbi Jo Martin; and a great–grandson, Owen.

Frank "Fats" W. Suranofsky

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Frank "Fats" W. Suranofsky, 78, of Northampton, died May 17, 2014, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Phyllis J. (Betz) Suranofsky for 53 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Peter and Mae (Lindenmoyer) Suranofsky.

He worked at A&B Meats, Allentown, for many years and retired from American Logistics, Fogelsville.

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

He was a member of the St. Peter and Paul Hungarian Society and the former St. Joseph Sick and Beneficial Society.

Ann M. (Quiero) Rothenberger

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

fabric spreader

Ann M. (Quiero) Rothenberger, 79, of Whitehall, died May 11, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest. She was the wife of Warren R. Rothenberger for 60 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Rebel R. and Mary E. (Widdoss) Quiero.

She was a fabric spreader for the former Liberty Knitwear and R&S Manufacturing, both in Allentown, for 10 years before retiring.

She was a member of St. James United Church of Christ, Allentown.

She was a member of UAW Local 677 retirees and Mack Truck Retirees Organization Inc.

Mary C. Bishop

Thursday, May 22, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

public notary

Mary C. Bishop, 86 of Northampton, died May 9, 2014, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of James E. Bishop Sr. for 50 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Mary (Samuels) Brobst.

She was a public notary in Northampton County for 30 years.

She was a member of Emmauelsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bath.