Northampton Press

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Ethel N. (Smith) Frack Attrill

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul's UCC Sunday school teacher

Ethel N. (Smith) Frack Attrill, 95, of Whitehall, died Feb. 17, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late James H. Attrill and Clifford G. Frack.

Born in North Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Mabel E. (Semmel) Smith.

She was a sewing machine operator at the former South Manufacturing, Allentown, for 13 years before retiring in 1975. Before that, she was a supervisor at the former J.J. Newberry and Company, Northampton, for seven years.

Robert W. Molchany Sr.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

construction, carpentry owner

Robert W. Molchany Sr., 74, of Allentown and formerly of Catasauqua, died Feb. 17, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Roberta (Dombroski) Molchany.

Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late James and Sue (Budihas) Molchany.

He was a Northampton High School graduate.

He was the owner of JBB Construction and Carpentry, Allentown, for 23 years before retiring in 1999.

Prior to that, he was a sub-contractor for various construction companies throughout the Lehigh Valley for many years.

Bruce A. Beil

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

of Walnutport

Bruce A. Beil, 55, of Walnutport, died Feb. 19, 2014, at home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Donald and Joanne (Dotterer) Beil.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was a jack of all trades.

He is survived by two sons, Andrew and his wife Judy, and Ryan, all of Slatington; a daughter, Kristen of Whitehall; four brothers, Donald and his wife Terri Beil of Coplay, Barry Beil of Bethlehem, Patrick Beil of Cementon, and Blake and his wife June of North Catasauqua; and three grandchildren, Dorian, Madison and Ivan.

Dennis Deichmeister

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

born in Coplay

Dennis Deichmeister, 70, of Ontario, Calif., died recently at home.

Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late Edward P. and Julia (Fidler) Deichmeister.

He was a security guard in California for many years.

He is survived by two daughters, Tina of Treichlers and Tammy and her husband James Mathis of Catasauqua; two granddaughters, Latasha and Amanda; a brother, Edward and his wife Julia Ann of Northampton; a sister, Dolores Remaly of Northampton; nephews; and a niece.

Carl D. Yoder

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

UGI supervisor

Carl D. Yoder, 80, of Fullerton, died Feb. 11, 2014, in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of Arlene E. (Kahn) Yoder for 58 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John K. and Marie F. (Minnich ) Yoder.

He was a 1950 graduate of Allentown High School.

He was in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean conflict.

He was a member of the 1st Infantry, Normandy, honor guard which escorted the eternal flame.

He was a member of Fullerton American Legion Post No. 367.

Charles P. Fink

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

truck driver

Charles P. Fink, 86, of Northampton, died Feb.16, 2014, at home. He was the husband of Norma (Corbin) Fink for 59 years.

Born in Altoona (Lakemont), he was a son of the late Denver and Mary (Rice) Fink.

He was in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

He drove truck for the former P.I.E., Bath, and the former Eastern Express for 42 years before retiring in 1989.

Edward M. Matika

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Edward M. Matika, 73, of Emmaus, died Feb. 16, 2014, surrounded by his family, in his home. He was the husband of Nancy A. (Gaugler) Matika.

The couple celebrated 48 years of marriage on Feb. 12.

Born in Hokendauqua, he was the son of the late Michael G. and Angela (Stelzman) Matika.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus.

He was a graduate of Whitehall High School, class of '58 and served in the U.S. Navy.

Marietta "Marty" Krause

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

Hess's buyer

Marietta "Marty" Krause, 80, of Allentown, died Feb. 17, 2014, after a four and a half year battle with cancer, at the V.N.A. Hospice of St. Luke's, Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of the late Richard H. Krause for 55 years.

Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late John and Helen (Lynn) Calvert.

She was a 1951 graduate of William Allen High School.

She was in advertising and had a radio show on WKAP.

She was a buyer for Hess Brothers Department Store.

She worked at Dorneyville Pharmacy with her late husband.

Sophie (Sally) Gladish

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian member

Sophie (Sally) Gladish, 84, of Whitehall, died Feb. 16, 2014, at the home of her daughter Sandy Superka. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Gladish.

She was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose Salash of Northampton.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, where she sang in the church choir and was a pierogie maker.

She was a member of the Friendly Fifties Senior Citizens Group.

James C. Knappenberger

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by The Press in Obituaries

member of VFW Post 8282

James C. Knappenberger, 77, of Breinigsville, was fatally injured Feb. 10, 2014, in a traffic accident.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Clinton A. and Ruth M. (Schell) Knappenberger.

He owned furniture stores in Northampton and Slatington, was affiliated with the former TV Asscociates retail store in Whitehall, and was known as "The Mattress Man" at his Poland, N.Y., business.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a member of Robert M. Fegely VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville.