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Joan Mast

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired Bon-Ton jewelry employee

Joan Mast, 70, of Northampton, died Dec. 13, 2013, at Pleasant Valley Manor, Stroudsburg. She was the wife of Harold Mast for 53 years.

Born in Wisconsin, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Blanche (Fly) Shive.

She was last employed at The Bon-Ton Department Store, Whitehall, as a jewelry inventory person for 15 years, before retiring in 2002.

She attended Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

John J. Sipos Jr.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

Northampton graduate

John J. Sipos Jr., 70, of Northampton, died Dec. 12, 2013, at the VNA Hospice House at St. Luke's, Bethlehem.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late John Sr. and Emma (Yandrasitz) Sipos.

He was a Northampton High School graduate. He attended Kutztown University.

He was in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany with the Special Intelligence Unit.

He was a member of the former Our Lady of Hungary Catholic Church, Northampton.

Joseph F. Kovacs

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Church member

Joseph F. Kovacs, 72, of Whitehall, died Dec. 14, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Paulette (Blozinsky) Kovacs.

Born in Ironton, he was a son of the late Joseph C. and Josephine (Yaremchhuk) Kovacs.

He was in the U.S. National Guard.

He was a customer service representative for the Eaton Corporation, Michigan.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall, and a lifetime member of its Holy Name Society.

He was a member of both the Lehigh Valley and the Pocono Mountain Garden Railroad Clubs.

Joanna B. Mondschein

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St Peter's Catholic Church

Joanna B. Mondschein, 92, of Coplay, died Dec. 11 in Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was married to the late Joseph F. Mondschein for 40 years.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Zanko) Sutjak.

She was a clerk for Mack Trucks for 21 years. Previously, she was employed by Western Electric and American Airlines.

She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay, and its choir and Altar and Rosary Society.

Ronald J. Shaw Sr.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

golf club employee

Ronald B. Shaw Sr., 86, of Catasauqua, died Dec. 13, 2013, in Northampton Village. He was the husband of the late Phyllis Shaw.

Born in Union, N.J., he was a son of the late Robert and Catherine (Lyons) Shaw.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He later served in the U.S. Merchant Marines until retiring.

He was an avid golfer and was employed by Willow Brook Golf Club.

Timothy E. Coval

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

1979 WHS grad

Timothy E. Coval, 53, died Dec. 12, 2013, in Homestead, Fla. He did not recover from a diabetic coma.

He was a son of Janice and Gene Coval of Whitehall.

He was a 1979 Whitehall High School graduate. He earned a computer/ communications degree from Northampton Community College and an education degree from Kutztown University.

He was an elementary teacher for 20 years in Florida. He played guitar for bands in the Lehigh Valley area, including "Bam Bam," before moving to Marathon, Fla., in 1993.

He attended San Pablo Catholic Church, Marathon.

Mary T. Mazur

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

owned Mary's Beauty Salon

Mary T. Mazur, 90, of Northampton, died Oct. 31, 2013, in Moravian Village, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late John A. Mazur.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Steiner) Eberhardt.

She owned Mary's Beauty Salon for 60 years.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Northampton.

She was a charter member of the B.P. W. She and Mary Reges organized the Friendly Fifties, for which she was trip coordinator for 13 years and president for two years. She was a pierogy-making volunteer.

Catherine P. Kotch

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Lawrence the Martyr member

Catherine P. Kotch, 94, of North Catasauqua, died Nov. 27, 2013, in her daughter Patricia Ann Cuti's home. She was the wife of the late Walter S. Kotch.

Born in Egypt, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Catherine (Polachil) Sarnicke.

She worked at Bethlehem Steel during the war. She worked at the Wint Company, Catasauqua. She retired from Clyde Shirt Factory after many years of employment.

She was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

Jeanette J. Bachman

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Homer Research Labs

Jeanette J. Bachman, 71, of Northampton, died Nov. 5, 2013, at her home after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Lester H. Bachman who died in 2003. They were married for 40 years.

Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella (Toczek) Drybola.

She was a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She took great pride in working as a chief clerk for the Bethlehem Steel Company at the Homer Research Labs for 39 years until her retirement. She was fondly referred to as "The Chief" by her co-workers.