Northampton Press

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

David A. Oncheck

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

David A. Oncheck, 56, of Walnutport, died May 8, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Henry Oncheck and Joyce (Eckhart) Oncheck of Walnutport.

Services are private.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, c/o the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.

Donald E. Gackenbach

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

punch press operator

Donald E. Gackenbach, 86, died May 1, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospice. He was the husband of the late Joyce (Jacobs) Gackenbach.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul A. Sr. and Verna L. (Ritz) Gackenbach.

He was a punch press operator for Stanley Vidmar of Allentown before retiring.

He was a member of and an elder at St. John's United Church of Christ, Mickley's.

He was a member of the senior citizens group of Cetronia Fire Company and a member of the Fearless Fire Company.

Margaret M. Gorsky

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption B.V.M. Church member

Margaret M. Gorsky, 80, of Northampton, died May 3, 2014, at ManorCare Health Services. She was the wife of the late Gregory Gorsky Sr.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Daumer) Farkas.

She was a Northampton High School graduate.

She worked for the former Regal Sportswear, Northampton, for 40 years.

She was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church, Northampton.

Robert R. Geiger

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Mary's Catholic Church member

Robert R. Geiger, 83, died at his home in Whitehall on May 6, 2014. He was the husband of the late Virginia (Holland) Geiger.

Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late James and Perma (Heintzelman) Geiger.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He worked in the car repair division at the Bethlehem Steel for 35 years before retiring in 1990.

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

He was a member of the American Legion Post 215. He was a member of Southwark Hose Company and the Fullerton Fire Company.

Brenda C. Dimmick

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Guardian retiree

Brenda C. Dimmick, 67, of the Hampton House, Northampton, and formerly of Kriedersville, died April 29, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospice inpatient unit, Allentown. She was the wife of Quentin H. Dimmick for 49 years.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Carl T. and Myrtle H. (Mann) Edleman.

She worked in the group claims department of Guardian Life Insurance Company, Bethlehem, for several years until she retired. She was a payroll clerk for the former Cross Country Clothes-Botany 500 group.

Carl "Iggy" R. Henzel

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

jeweler, tavern owner

Carl "Iggy" R. Henzel, 88, of Whitehall, died May 8, 2014, at Liberty Nursing Home, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Catherine R. (Duracinsky) Henzel.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Taplan) Henzel.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was a jeweler and watchmaker and owned and operated a business in Allentown. Prior to that, he worked for Apple Jewelers. He and his late wife owned and operated the Front Street Tavern, Catasauqua.

Joan C. (Jacksits) Scheetz

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

formerly of Catasauqua

Joan C. (Jacksits) Scheetz, 77, of Logan Township, N.J. and formerly of Catasauqua, died April 30, 2014, at Inspira Health Network, Woodbury, N.J. She was the wife of the late James F. Scheetz.

She is survived by two daughters, Jill L. and Jamie M. and her husband Richard Sweeny, all of Logan Township, N.J.; three grandchildren, Taylor, Kelly and Logan; a sister, Elaine Tibbs of New Tripoli; and a brother, James Jacksits of Austin, Texas.

She was predeceased by a brother, Edward Jacksits of Catasauqua.

Arrangements were made by Gilbert Funeral Home Inc., Whitehall

Forrest E. Heiser

Thursday, May 8, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

painter

Forrest E. Heiser, 85, of Whitehall, died April 29, 2014, at Fellowship Terrace, Whitehall. He was the husband of the late of Kathryn L. (Haas) Heiser for 63 years.

Born in Kutztown, he was a son of the late Charles and Edna (Herber) Heiser.

He was a self employed painter in the Lehigh Valley for 10 years. He worked for Armstrong World Wide Industries, Kuhnsville, for seven years. Prior to that, he was a shipping clerk for the former Lehigh Portland Cement Company, Fogelsville, for 17 years.

Claire E. Knecht

Thursday, May 8, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John's UCC member

Claire E. Knecht, 85, of Fullerton, died April 25, 2014, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg campus. She was the wife of the late Paul "Peanuts" W. Knecht for 65 years.

Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Tobias A. and Rilla (Mohrey) Brosious.

She was a 1946 graduate of Whitehall High School.

She worked at Miniphot Studio and R.J. Harwick Photography, both in Allentown.