Northampton Press

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Marilyn J. Smicker

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John's Lutheran Church member

Marilyn J. Smicker, 82, of Coplay, died May 22, 2014, at home. She was the wife of Michael Smicker for 60 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harold and Mabel (Bender) Olenwine.

She was a utility operator for the former AT&T Microelectronics, Allentown, retiring in 1990.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Coplay.

Frank "Fats" W. Suranofsky

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Frank "Fats" W. Suranofsky, 78, of Northampton, died May 17, 2014, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Phyllis J. (Betz) Suranofsky for 53 years.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Peter and Mae (Lindenmoyer) Suranofsky.

He worked at A&B Meats, Allentown, for many years and retired from American Logistics, Fogelsville.

He was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

He was a member of the St. Peter and Paul Hungarian Society and the former St. Joseph Sick and Beneficial Society.

William H. Jones

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

staff accountant

William H. Jones, 83, of Blandon and formerly of Bath, died May 22, 2014, in his home on his 60th wedding anniversary. He was the husband of Audrey M. (Leyfert) Jones.

Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late William J. Jones and Myrtle (Gachenbach) Jones Sowden.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era.

He was a staff accountant at the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 32 years until retiring in 1987.

Rebecca A. Borrelli

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

owned eating establishments

Rebecca A. Borrelli, 64, of Coplay, died May 6, 2014, in St. Luke's Hospital–Fountain Hill. She was the wife of Joseph Borrelli for 21 years.

She was a daughter of Jane A. (Baderschneider) Still of Coplay.

She was an Allentown High School graduate.

She was the former owner and operator of the Tally Ho, Maui, Hawaii; Mother Beck's Diner, Ithaca, N.Y.; and the R&R Café, Allentown. She was a waitress at the Village Inn, Limerick Hotel, Youell's Oyster House, The Aspen Inn and the Center Valley Golf Course. She was a partner of BBI Investments.

Robert R. Worman

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

received four Bronze Stars

Robert R. Worman, 90, of Hokendauqua, died, May 15, 2014, in the Regional Hospital of Scranton. He was the husband of Margaret (Platzer) Worman for 64 years.

Born in Mechanicsville, he was a son of the late Charles and Bertha (Garr) Worman.

He was in the United States Army during World War II. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and was the recipient of four Bronze Stars.

He worked at the former Trojan Powder Company for 35 years.

He was a member of the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

Ronald J. Meleski

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church member

Ronald J. Meleski, 68, of South Whitehall Township, died May 12, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Patricia (Nowakowski) Meleski for 40 years.

Born in Wilkes Barre, he was a son of the late John and Julian (Kocian) Meleski.

He was in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam conflict.

He was an engineer for many Lehigh Valley companies, last working for Mallinckrodt–Baker, Phillipsburg, N.J.

He was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, Whitehall, where he assisted with church cleaning.

Joan Mae Kroboth

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

HMS AC secretary

Joan Mae Kroboth, 81, of Northampton, died May 13, 2014, at Gracedale Nursing Home. She was the wife of Joseph C. Kroboth for 60 years.

Born in Walnutport, she was a daughter of the late John and Lottie (Carlton) Flexer.

She was a secretary for HMS Ambulance Corps for many years. She worked in the emergency room at Muhlenberg Hospital for several years.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whitehall.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Joseph, Eric and Kenneth, all of Northampton.

Joseph E. Proden

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

sales / technical rep

Joseph E. Proden, 72, of Northampton, died May 13, 2014, at his home. He was the husband of Barbara (Bastek) Proden for 11 years.

Born in Point Marion, he was a son of the late George and Della (Colebank) Proden.

He was in the U.S. Navy.

He was a sales / technical representative for ADM along the east coast and Canada for many years before retiring.

Susan Dreisbach

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

dispatcher

Susan Dresibach, 62, of Whitehall, died May 6, 2014, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Herman A. and Hilda T. (Csencsits) Dreisbach.

She was a 1969 gradute of Allentown Central Catholic High School.

She was a dental assistant. She was an emergency managements dispatcher for Lehigh and Northampton Counties as well as the Blue Mountain Control Center.

Mary Martin

Thursday, May 29, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

of Upper Nazareth Township

Mary Martin, 95, of Upper Nazareth Township, died May 14, 2014, at Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth. She was the wife of the late Charles Martin.

Born in Smithmill, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Anna (Buchak) Rusnak.

She is survived by a son, Kenneth C. Sr. and his wife Nancy of Bath.; a daughter, Charlene Martin and Robert Ferrara of Eastchester, N.Y.; two sisters, Eve Wasiw of Smithmill and Kay Dufour of Ginter; two grandsons, Kenneth J. and his wife Rosario Martin and Greg and his wife Bobbi Jo Martin; and a great–grandson, Owen.