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Gerald "Jerry" D. Case

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

welder

Gerald "Jerry" D. Case, 79, of Catasauqua, died March 28, 2014, at his son's residence in Huntington Valley. He was the husband of LaRue M. (Hess) Case for 58 years.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Theodore and Florence (Nagel) Case.

He was a welder for Universal Atlas Cement Company, Northampton, for 30 years and for Keystone Cement Company for 10 years before retiring.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

Nancy A. Biery

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Operating room nurse

Nancy A. Biery, 75, of Northampton, died March 11, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Gerald D. Biery.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George E. and Marguerite (Meagher) Messner.

She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing.

She was an operating room and a private duty nurse. She was a church organist for many years.

She was a member of Christ Church Little Moore U.C.C., Danielsville, and a former member and volunteer of Zion's stone U.C.C., Kreidersville.

Jane E. Litwin

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John's UCC member

Jane E. Litwin, 56, of Northampton, died March 17, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Charles Litwin for 28 years.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Virginia (Heckman) Hower and the late Warren Hower.

She was a 1975 graduate of Northampton High School and a graduate of Kutztown University.

She worked in the bakery department of the Giant Food Store, Coplay, for the past 11 years. She was a preschool teacher for the former St. John's U.C.C. nursery school.

Marie F. Roth

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Greif seamstress

Marie F. Roth, 88, of Whitehall, died March 19, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown.

She was a daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary M. (Schwindenhammer) Roth.

She worked for the former Grief men's suits in various seamstress positions.

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

She is survived by two sisters, Joan and her husband Richard Pudliner and Margaret Tycholiz; a brother, Louis Roth; five nieces; three great–nieces; two great–nephews; two great–great–nieces; and four great–great–nephews.

Joseph M. Barczy Jr.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

SECTV operations clerk

Joseph M. Barczy Jr., 62, of Northampton, died March 20, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. He was the husband of Carol (Wagner) Barczy for 29 years.

Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Joseph Barczy Sr. and Dorothea (Novak) Barczy of Northampton.

He was a 1969 graduate of Catasauqua High School.

He was a yeoman trainee in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. After discharge, he was a chief of naval operations at the Pentagon.

He was a clerk of operations for Service Electric Cable Television and Communications, Bethlehem, for the past 30 years.

Grace M. Snyder

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

1948 WHS graduate

Grace M. Snyder, 86, of Richmond, Va., and formerly of Coopersburg, died March 19, 2014, at Henrico Doctor's Hospital, Richmond, Va. She was the wife of Ray G. Snyder for 59 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Franklin T. and Minnie M. (Reichelfelder) Bower.

She was a 1948 graduate of Whitehall High School. She was a graduate of Kutztown State Teacher College and earned a master's degree from Temple University.

She was a teacher in the Southern Lehigh High School District for 36 years before retiring in 1985.

Sophie Laufik

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

sewing machine operator

Sophie Laufik, 89, of North Whitehall Township, died March 19, 2014, at home. She was the wife of the late Frederick B. Laufik.

Born in Ormrod, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Verna (Skalish) Kosht.

She was a sewing machine operator for various local mills.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Whitehall.

She is survived by a son, John, at home; two sisters, Anna Kosht and Evelyn and her husband Bernard Slusaw, all of Whitehall; a nephew; and nieces.

Margaret E. Halko

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

H&S Distributing Company

Margaret E. Halko, 89, of the village of Egypt in Whitehall Township, died March 19, 2014, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John J. Halko.

Born in Palmerton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Barna) Forensky.

She was a graduate of Lehigh Township High School, Bethlehem Business School and the Allentown Comptometer School.

Margie K. Smith

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

D.A.'s executive aide

Margie K. Smith, 67, of Orefield and formerly of Catasauqua, died March 17, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Victor F. and Marian E. E. (Kistler) Smith.

She was an executive aide to the Lehigh County District Attorney for more than 31 years. She was a singer and sang with bands such as "Silent Majority" and "SRO."

She was a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Catasauqua.

Walter J. Reidi

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Sears, Roebuck executive

Walter J. Riedi, 90, formerly of Fla., died March 16, 2014, at Woodlawn Terrace at the Oaks, Saisbury Township.

Born in Oelwin, Iowa, he was a son of the late Walter and Edith (Premis) Riedi.

He was a graduate of Drexel University with a bachelor's degree in engineering.

He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was an executive upon retiring from Sears Roebuck Company after 40 years.

He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Daytona Beach, Fla.

He was a member of the Easton Lodge 152, F.&A.M.