Northampton Press

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Regina Jones Daniels

Thursday, May 22, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua HS graduate

Regina Jones Daniels, 69, of Slatington and formerly of Catasauqua, died May 15, 2014, in Allentown. She was the wife of Thomas E. Daniels of Slatington for 33 years.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy (Schuyler) Jones.

She was a Catasauqua High School graduate.

She worked for many years in the payroll department of the former General Acceptance Corporation.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

David A. Leese

Thursday, May 22, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

owned David Leese Studio

David A. Leese, 60, of Whitehall, died May 17, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Patricia (Kerak) Leese for 40 years.

Born in Hanover, he was a son of Bernadette (Hemler) Leese of Hanover and the late Dean Leese.

An artist and designer, he owned David Leese Studio, Whitehall, for 30 years.

He coached St. Elizabeth's CYO girls basketball and softball, Tri-Boro soccer and the Lehigh Valley Angels softball.

Carl J. Becker

Thursday, May 22, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Becker Farms

Carl J. Becker, 75, of Moore Township, died May 16, 2014 at home. He was the husband of Evelyn L. (Brunner) Becker for 54 years.

Born in Moore Township, he was a son of the late Russell and Eva (Barthol) Becker.

He was a 1957 graduate of Northampton High School.

He was a life–long farmer and owned and operated Becker Farms, Moore Township, since 1959. He was an instructor at Lehigh County Community College.

Deborah L. Cassidy

Thursday, May 22, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

hairstylist

Deborah L. Cassidy, 47, of Catasauqua, died May 8, 2014, at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, awaiting a liver transplant. She was the wife of Raymond J. Cassidy for 15 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Sandra R. (Huber) Reichard and the late Jerome Pritko and was a stepdaughter of Edward J. Reichard.

She was a graduate of Allentown School of Cosmetology. She attended the Las Vegas hair shows.

Richard E. Wagner

Thursday, May 22, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

steel supervisor

Richard "Dick" E. Wagner, 88, died May 7, 2014, in Westminster Village, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Ruth M. (Leiby) Wagner for 63 years.

Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Dr. Floyd N. and Nydia L. (Wallen) Wagner. He was a sonar man with U.S. Navy during World War II.

He earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College in 1950.

Steve Symanovich

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

retired master sargeant

Steve Symanovich, 83, formerly of Catasauqua, died May 1, 2014, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Barbara L. (Lloyd) Symanovich.

Born in Palmerton, he was a son of Mark and Serafina (Rodzko) Symanovich.

He was a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant who served two tours in Germany, one in Turkey and one in the Philippines.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, North Catasauqua.

He was a member of American Legion, Post 215.

Mary D. Kametz

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

cafeteria worker

Mary D. Kametz, 81, of Whitehall, died May 7, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Edward J. Kametz for 57 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Brezina) Polaha.

She was a cafeteria worker for East Hills Junior High School, Bethlehem. She worked previously at the former Western Electric Company, Allentown.

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

She was a member of the Coplay Saengerbund.

Bonnie Lee (Rice) Long

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

of Slatedale

Bonnie Lee (Rice) Long, 66, of Slatedale, died May 1, 2014. Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Dorothy (Evans) and George Rice.

She was the wife of the late Arling Long.

She worked for Paris Accessories for 30 years.

She is survived by a sister, Gene Kutney of Walnutport, two sons, Troy and Ted, and a daughter, Tyna Rockel, all of Slatington; three grandchildren, Kelsey Rockel and Jordan and Jeremy Long; a great–granddaughter, Kylee; nieces; and nephews.

David A. Oncheck

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

David A. Oncheck, 56, of Walnutport, died May 8, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry Oncheck and Joyce (Eckhart) Oncheck of Walnutport.

Services are private.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.

Donald E. Gackenbach

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

punch press operator

Donald E. Gackenbach, 86, died May 1, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of the late Joyce (Jacobs) Gackenbach.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul A. Sr. and Verna L. (Ritz) Gackenbach.

He was a punch press operator for Stanley Vidmar of Allentown before retiring.

He was a member of and an elder at St. John's United Church of Christ, Mickley's.

He was a member of the senior citizens group of Cetronia Fire Company and a member of the Fearless Fire Company.