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Ronald William Madouse

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

sports coach

Ronald William Madouse, 51, of Whitehall, died April 15, 2014, at his home. He was the husband of Wendy L. Eichelberger (Madouse) for 36 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William and Sandra (Melata) Madouse.

He was a 1980 graduate of Whitehall High School. He earned a degree from Bloomsburg University and an MBA from Wilmington College.

He was a business teacher at Freedom High School, Bethlehem, and since 1992, was the DECA, FBLA and Financial clubs advisor.

Theresa H. Bogary

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter's Catholic Church member

Theresa H. Bogary, 95, of Whitehall, died April 13, 2014, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. She was the wife of the late John R. Bogary.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Rauer) Csencsitz.

She was a seamstress at the former Clyde Shirt Company, Northampton, for more than 40 years.

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

Kenneth W. Diefenderfer

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethlehem Steel electrician

Kenneth W. Diefenderfer, 71, of Catasauqua, died April 11, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Sandra M. (Mauger) for more than 40 years.

Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Walter Diefenderfer and Edith Diefenderfer Skinner.

He was an electrician at Bethlehem Steel for 33 years before retiring.

He was of the Moravian faith.

He was a lifetime member of the Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club and a member of the Keystone Rod and Gun Club.

Edward A. Gaspar

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

of N&B Coal Company

Edward A. Gaspar, 71, of Bath, died April 13, 2014, at his daughter's home after a battle with cancer.

Born in Parryville, he was a son of the late, Frank J. and Ruth C. (Fink) Gaspar.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He owned and operated N&B Coal Company, Northampton, from 1973 to the present. He worked for Bethlehem Steel and Dragon Cement companies.

Mollie J. Hirschel

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

of West Catasauqua

Mollie J. Hirschel, 89, of West Catasauqua, died April 12, 2014. She was the wife of the late Wilbert "Bill" K. Schrader.

Born in West Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Henry J. and Lucinda C. (Lentz) Hirschel.

She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

She is survived by a daughter, Kay L. Unger of Coplay; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a step–son, Wilbert and his wife Jessie Schrader of Slatington; and a sister–in–law, Gene Hirschel of Bath.

Thomas R. Cieri

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

project engineer

Thomas R. Cieri, 58, of North-ampton, died April 13, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Kathleen F. (McGlocklin) Cieri of Northampton for 38 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harry H. and Marie D. (Ebner) Cieri.

He was a Vietnam era veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a project engineer for SimplexGrinnell, Allentown, for more than 37 years.

Betty J. Gersbach

Thursday, April 24, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

AT&T expeditor

Betty J. Gersbach, 84, of Whitehall, died April 15, 2014. She was the wife of the late Paul A. Gersbach Sr.

She was a daughter of the late Charles and Carrie (Henry) Bortz.

She was an AT&T expeditor for 25 years before retiring in 1983.

She was affiliated with Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown.

She was active in several church ministries.

She is survived by two sons, Paul "Pete" A. Jr. of Whitehall and Thomas A. and his wife Kristine of South Whitehall; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Alexis and Erika.

Betty J. Creyer

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Christ Church Little Moore member

Betty J. Creyer, 85, of Beersville, died April 11, 2014, at Alexandria Manor, Bath. She was the wife of the late Leonard E. Creyer Sr. for 65 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Minne (Mertz) Hummel.

She attended Lehigh Township High School.

She worked for Ka-Res Lingerie and Mary Fashions for more than 30 years before retiring in 1994.

She was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union.

She was a member of Christ Church Little Moore United Church of Christ, Danielsville.

Edward P. Buzza

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Social Security supervisor

Edward P. Buzza, 89, died April 12, 2014, at Fellowship Manor. He was the husband of the late Emma (Veres) Buzza.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Andrew and Kathryn (Stenga) Buzza.

He was a graduate of Whitehall High School and attended Rutgers University.

He was a U.S. Army corporal in the 104th Infantry Division, the Timberwolves, during World War II, and was a recipient of a Bronze Star.