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Geraldine (Gerri) Stracqualursi

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Born in Bethlehem

Geraldine "Gerri" Christine Fella Stracqualursi, 66, of Westport, Mass., died June 15, 2013. She was the wife of the late Loreto J. Stracqualursi for four years.

Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Martin P. Fella and Caroline (Kovalchik) Fella.

She graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School. She earned a bachelor's degree from Kutztown College and a master's degree from Lehigh University.

She was a teacher for 18 years and later worked as a Realtor.

She volunteered with the Dartmouth Council on Aging and The American Red Cross.

Karline M. (Marsh) Hontz

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Hope Lutheran Church member

Karline M. (Marsh) Hontz, 85, of Palmerton, died June 19, 2013, at Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehab Center, Mahoning Township. She was the wife of the late Otto Hontz for 66 years.

Born in Laurys Station, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mabel (Beil) Marsh.

She was a sewing machine operator at Scotty's Fashions until she retired in 1978.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran church, Cherryille.

Edward R.N. Charles

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

chairman emeritus, Allentown Fairgrounds

Edward R.N. Charles, 98, of Whitehall, died June 16, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of the late Catherine (Durkin) Charles for 61 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charlie A. and Amelia (Bishwaty) Charles.

He was a 1933 graduate of Allentown High School. Following 45 years as a local automobile dealer, he retired as president and general manager of Jack Dankel Chevrolet in 1979.

Shirley A. Sell

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

worked for county

Shirley A. Sell, 61, of Catasauqua, died June 10, 2013, at home.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Eleanor (Stoudt) Knappenberger.

She worked for Lehigh County for 35 years.

She is survived by a son, Jason C. Correll; a daughter, Melissa Sell; and four grandchildren, Sabrina, Delano, Arianna and Gionni.

Arrangements were made by Bachman, Kulik and Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Robert "Rosie" E. Rosecrans

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Special Forces veteran

Robert "Rosie" E. Rosecrans, 77, of Whitehall, died June 8, 2013. He was the husband of Carol J. (Bortz) Rosecrans for 32 years.

He was in the U.S. Army and served in the Special Forces in Vietnam.

He owned Rum House, New York City, N.Y., until 2010.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Monika, a son, John, seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister Anna; and two stepchildren, Darcy and Brian.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

James J. Zimbar

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

truck driver

James J. Zimbar, 70, of Allentown, died June 7, 2013, in Manor Care Health Services, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Emily Zimbar.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late George and Edith (Howerton) Zimbar.

He was a truck driver for Hajoca Corporation, Bethlehem, for many years.

He is survived by two brothers, Paul Zimbar of Catasauqua and John Zimbar of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.

Arrangements were made by Reichel Funeral Home Inc., Northampton.

Frances C. Ferenchak

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former Fuller Sportswear seamstress

Frances C. Ferenchak, 87, of Catasauqua, died June 4, 2013, in her residence.

Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Kuchera) Ferenchak

She was a seamstress for the former Fuller Sportswear Company and various sewing mills in the Lehigh Valley before retiring.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church where she was a member of the Young At Heart group and on the pierogy crew.

Richard C. Brinker

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

store manager

Richard C. Brinker, 69, of North-ampton, died June 1, 2013. He was the husband of Carolyn (Krause) Brinker for 48 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William C. and Bertha M. (Gaumer) Brinker.

He worked for Royal Manufacturing and Jack Dankel Chevrolet, both in Allentown. He was a store manager for Two Guys from Harrison, Penn Jersey Auto, Gold Star Auto and A & A Auto Parts, from which he retired in 2007.

Phyllis M. Leibold-Zellers

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Exchangettes co-founder

Phyllis M. Leibold-Zellers, 74, of Bethlehem, died June 11, 2013, in Manor Care Health Services, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Ralph Zellers Jr. for 10 years and of the late William Leibold.

Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Dorothy (Wagner) Hetrick.

Before retiring in 2000, she was a crossing guard and worked as a dispatcher for the Northampton Police Department for five years.

She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Moore Township, where she was an assistant Girl Scout leader of Troop 392, Emmanuels.

William Howard Hansell Jr.

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former Lehigh County executive

William Howard Hansell Jr., of Lower Macungie Township, died June 4, 2013, after a brief but courageous battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

He was the husband of Concetta "Connie" (Raiti) Hansell. They were married for 51 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Alice and Bill Hansell.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he held a bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School and a master of governmental administration from the Fels Institute.